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10/23/2014
Lunch Out Group (Seniors)
Lunch location: Coopers Hawk in Arlington Heights

Join us for lunch and great socializing at area restaurants. This is a fun and welcoming group so come with friends or come alone and enjoy a great time. Lunch is off the menu and self-pay. Transportation by Park District bus is available for $5 ($6 NR). The bus will leave the Senior Center at 11:15 am.

Advanced registration is required. Registration deadline is one week prior to event date. Refunds will not be issued after the deadline. [more]


10/23/2014
Intermediate Italian
Getting ready to travel? Start with the basics of Italian. Prior experience required for this intermediate class. Please bring a notebook and pencil. No class 11/27.

Ages: Adults
Dates: Thursday, October 23 - December 4 (no class 11/27)
R/NR Fee: $64/$96 [more]


10/25/2014
Meditation for the Busy Mind
Learn how to achieve your own inner-peace and clear your mind from the reality of our modern lives. Learn classic meditation positions along with techniques that can be used and applied in a practical sense. These techniques can also be used when going about your busy day.

Ages: Adults
Dates: Saturdays, October 25 - December 6 (no class 11/29)
R/NR Fee: $48/$72

The time for the first class will be 9:00 - 11:00 am. The remaining classes in the session will be held from 9:00 - 10:00 am. [more]


10/25/2014 to 10/28/2014
Kindermusik Village for Babies
Music is one of your babyís favorite things Ė and it is one of the best things for your babyís developing mind. This program offers a sensory rich environment, complete with music, movement, singing, and play! Each activity touches on every learning domain, creates special bonding moments, and begins to instill a lifelong love of music. A materials fee of $35 is due to the instructor on the first day of the session and includes a CD and digital download of all the music from class, a baby board book, banners, and an instrument. No meeting 11/25.

Ages: Newborn - 18 months with parent
Dates: Tuesdays, 10/28-12/16
Time: Choose from 9:15-10:00 am or 12:15 - 1:00 pm
R/NR Fee: $78/$117
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10/25/2014
Trick or Treat Trail
Walk the new Lions Park trail and enjoy games, prizes and more! Parents, please join your children as they dress us for this "spooktacular" afternoon. Registration is required.

Registration is $5 per child. [more]


10/25/2014
Paint, Paint, Paint
Go crazy while expressing yourself with watercolors, acrylics, tempera, and more. New techniques will be introduced each week. Please wear sunscreen and bring a water bottle.

Ages: 7 - 10 years
Dates: Saturday, October 25 - November 15
Time: 2:30 - 4:00 pm
R/NR Fee: $42/$63 [more]


10/27/2014
Little Sprouts
In a small school setting, your child will have a social environment to support developmentally appropriate activities for the individual as well as group. This program will provide hands-on experiences such as math, art, music, manipulatives and dramatic play to enhance your childís independence through learning.

Ages: 3 years
Dates: Mondays,October 27 - December 8 (no class 11/24)
$99/$149
Min/Max: 6/12 [more]


10/27/2014
Tot Rock
Wiggle, giggle, dance and play; have some fun the Tot Rock way! Your tot will delight in this popular music exploration program! While improving your totís fine and gross motor skills, we will use a variety of rhythm instruments, movement props and sensory items. Tot Rock is a parent participation class that involves structured and unstructured time. Sign up for both sessions as the curriculum does not repeat. Donít miss this chance for fun and learning!

Ages: 12 - 24 months with parent
Dates: Mondays, October 27 - December 8
R/NR Fee: $50/$75
Min/Max: 4/12 [more]


10/27/2014
Kid Rock
Sing! Dance! Play! Make it a musical day! Kid Rock is a unique musical adventure that combines play and learning through music. Activities include singing songs and rhymes, moving creatively, participating in imaginative play, using a variety of rhythm instruments and props, and practicing fine and large motor skills. Kid Rock is a structured class with parent participation. Sign up for both sessions as the curriculum does not repeat.

Ages: 2-3 years with parent
Dates: Mondays, October 27 - December 8 (no class 11/24)
R/NR Fee: $50/$75
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10/27/2014
Clay Creations
Knead, twist, pound, and shape clay to make beautiful coil pots, animal sculptures, picture frames, and jewelry. Learn how to add texture and detail using tools, paint, and shellac. Hair bands for long hair and a smock or work shirt are suggested to wear to this program.

Ages:8 - 12 years
Dates: Mondays, October 27 - December 8
R/NR Fee: $72/$108
Min/Max: 5/8 [more]


10/28/2014
Twos On Their Own
Too young for Little Sprouts, but still looking for your child to experience a social environment in a small school setting? This program will provide hands-on activities through art, music, manipulative and dramatic play to enhance your childís independence through learning.

Ages: 2 years
Dates: Tuesdays, October 28 - December 9 (no class 11/25)
Time: Choose from 9:15 - 10:30 am or 10:45 am - Noon R/NR Fee: $75/$113
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10/29/2014
Little Sprouts
In a small school setting, your child will have a social environment to support developmentally appropriate activities for the individual as well as group. This program will provide hands-on experiences such as math, art, music, manipulatives and dramatic play to enhance your childís independence through learning.

Ages: 3 years
Dates: Wednesday, October 29 - December 10 (no class 11/26)
R/NR Fee: $99/$149
Min/Max: 6/12 [more]


10/29/2014
Brushes and Bubbly
How about a relaxed evening painting and chatting while you bring your own wine? make new friends while learning to paint from still life or photographs in styles that suit your mood. We will bring the supplies and you bring your own glass and wine. Paints can stain, please wear old clothes or a smock.

Participants must be 21 years of age to participate in this class. Participants may only bring one bottle of wine per night.

Ages: Adults 21 years & older
Dates: Wednesdays, October 29 - November 19
R/NR Fee: $60/$90 [more]


10/30/2014
Twos On Their Own
Too young for Little Sprouts, but still looking for your child to experience a social environment in a small school setting? This program will provide hands-on activities through art, music, manipulative and dramatic play to enhance your childís independence through learning.

Ages: 2 years
Dates: Thursdays, October 30 - December 11 (no class 11/27)
Time: Choose from 9:15 - 10:30 am or 10:45 am - Noon R/NR Fee: $75/$113
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10/31/2014
Totally Toddler Time
Spend quality time with your toddler enjoying an interactive class that includes circle time and free play. Your child will learn and grow through stories, songs, and visual stimulation. Socialize with other parents and children from the area.

Ages: 12 - 24 months with parent
Dates: Friday, 10/31 - 12/12 (no class 11/28) R/NR Fee: $45/$68
Min/Max: 5/10 [more]


10/31/2014
Toddlers Next Step
Take that next step with your toddler as this program focuses on small group interaction and individual play. An ongoing theme will introduce simple preschool skills. Enjoy songs, games, stories, and puppets. Broaden your childís social skills with this exciting program.

Ages: 20-32 months with parent
Dates:Fridays, October 31 - December 12 (no class 11/28)
R/NR Fee: $45/$68
Min/Max: 5/10 [more]


11/1/2014 to 11/2/2013
Mini Kickers
Introduce your child to the sport of soccer. Children will run, kick, and learn the game while releasing energy, making friends, and moving around.

Ages:3-4 years
Dates: Saturdays, November 1 - December 6
Time: 8:30-9:15 am
R/NR Fee: $45/$68

Ages:4-5 years
Dates: Saturdays, November 1 - December 6
Time: 9:30-10:15 am
R/NR Fee: $45/$68
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11/1/2014
Mini Hoopers
Introduce your child to the sport of basketball. Children will run, dribble, throw, and learn the game. This fun program will allow your child to release energy, make friends, and keep moving.

Ages: 4 - 5 years
Dates: Saturdays, November 1 - December 6
R/NR Fee: $45/$68
Min/Max: 6/12 [more]


11/1/2014
Zumba Kids
Zumbaģ Kids is the ultimate cultural dance-fitness party for young Zumbaģ fans where they can play it loud and rock with friends to their own rules! This program features age-appropriate music and moves that get kids moviní to the beat. Itís all about feeling fearless on the dance floor, reinforcing the idea that itís okay to just be yourself and dance like no one is watching!

Ages: 5 - 8 years
R/NR Fee: $9/$13 [more]


11/3/2014
Preschool Smarties & Lunch
Your child will become a "smartie" while preparing for preschool. This is a great way for children to socialize and learn manners. Each day will begin with children enjoying a sack lunch and drink brought from home with his or her friends. After lunch we will continue with learning letters and numbers, circle time, and building friendships.

Ages: 3 - 5years
Dates:Mondays, November 3 - December 1 (no class 11/24)
R/NR Fee: $35/$53
Min/Max: 6/12 [more]


11/3/2014
Beginning Line Dance
Learn beginner level line dances like the Electric slide, Cotton Eye Joe, Boot Scootin' Boogie, and many more. Cowboy boots optional.

Ages: Adults
Dates: Mondays, November 3 - 24
R/NR Fee: $20/$30
Min/Max: 7/15 [more]


11/4/2014
Balloon Animals
have you ever wanted to make animals, crowns, swords, and other shapes with balloons? Join us for this fun filled class of balloon creations. Parents are welcome to register with their child.

Ages: 6 - 13 years
Dates: Tuesdays, November 4 - December 16
R/NR Fee: $60/$90 [more]


11/7/2014
ABCs and 123s
Children will be introduced to the alphabet and numbers 1 - 10 through crafts, activities, songs, and more. This is a great way to keep your child's mind fresh over the summer while building confidence, listening skills, and memory.

Ages: 3 - 4 years
Dates: Fridays, November 7 - December 5 (no class 11/28)
R/NR Fee: $35/$53 [more]


11/8/2014
Holiday Craft & Vendor Sale
Shop for gift ideas, home decor, and much more from a variety of crafters and vendors.

Spaces available to sell! Register to sell your wares. Space is limited and available on a first come first served basis and are limited to one representative per company. To register download, complete, and return the Holiday Craft & Vendor Sale Application found in the fall brochure or online in the Forms Section of the website. Forms will be accepted starting August 8 for Park District residents and August 11 for non-residents. Card table: $10/$15; 6 Foot Table: $15/$23; 8 Foot Table: $20/$30. [more]


11/11/2014
Kindermusik Playdates
Not sure about taking a Kindermusik program? Try a one-day Playdate! This 30-minute music lesson will feature all the basic components of a Kindermusik class experience - singing, moving, listening, playing instruments, and group activities. The class fee includes a CD or music download card and an instrument.

Wiggle & Grow Playdates
Ages: 1.5 - 3 years with parent
R/NR Fee: $15/$22
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11/15/2014
Safe Sitter Babysitting Training Course
This course will provide the information and skills necessary for safe and responsible childcare in the absence of parents and guardians. Learn how to care for children, basic first aid, personal safety, injury prevention, preventing problems, behavior management, and babysitting as a business. This program will include a babysitting manual and completion card. Please bring a baby-sized doll and lunch to each class.

Ages: 11 - 15 years
Date: Saturday & Sunday, November 15 & 16
R/NR Fee: $65/$98 [more]


11/15/2014
Winter Dance Showcase
Dancers enrolled in the fall session will perform routines learned throughout the session. Dancer participation is optional. More information will be available from the instructor in class. [more]


11/18/2014
Kindermusik Wiggle & Grow For Toddlers
This music filled program celebrates the unique joys of your growing child. Each week your child will love singing, dancing, and playing instruments with you and his/her new friends. You will love helping your child practice a wide variety of abilities such as gross and fine motor skills, turn-taking, social skills, and active listening. We will also share tips and ideas for using music throughout the week. Plus, the fun (and learning) continues with the new Kindermusik@Home materials, including all of the music from class, hands-on activities and stories. A materials fee of $28 (for the September start class) or $16 (for the November start class) is due to the instructor on the first day of the session. No meeting 11/25.

Ages: 1.5 - 3.5 years with parent
Dates: Tuesdays, 11/18-12/16 (no class 11/25)
R/NR Fee: $45/$67 [more]


11/18/2014
Keyboard Recital
Keyboard Fun students will perform a collection of what they have learned at a piano recital throughout the fall sessions. Admission is free! [more]


11/25/2014
Lunch Out Group (Seniors)
Lunch location: Emmett's Brewing Company in West Dundee

Join us for lunch and great socializing at area restaurants. This is a fun and welcoming group so come with friends or come alone and enjoy a great time. Lunch is off the menu and self-pay. Transportation by Park District bus is available for $5 ($6 NR). The bus will leave the Senior Center at 11:15 am.

Advanced registration is required. Registration deadline is one week prior to event date. Refunds will not be issued after the deadline. [more]


11/27/2014
Community Center Closed
The Community Center will be closed today in honor of Thanksgiving. [more]


11/28/2014
Turkey Trot After the Feast Workout
Bring your "leftover" relatives and join us for an "after the feast" workout. Admission is $2 plus a non-perishable food item donation for the food pantry. Childcare will not be available today. [more]


12/1/2014
Beginning Line Dance
Learn beginner level line dances like the Electric slide, Cotton Eye Joe, Boot Scootin' Boogie, and many more. Cowboy boots optional.

Ages: Adults
Dates: Mondays, December 1 - 22
R/NR Fee: $20/$30
Min/Max: 6/15 [more]


12/3/2014
Visit With Santa
Santa will be visiting the Cary Park District to hear your child's wish list! Don't forget to bring your camera to caputre the memory of your child with Santa. All children must be accompanied by an adult. [more]


12/6/2014
Jaycee Park Holiday Walk Tree Decorating
Spread holiday cheer and register your group, club, troop, neighborhood, or family and decorate a tree in the holiday walk. One tree will be available for each registered group. Each group is responsible for their own decorations. Decorated trees will stay up for approximately four weeks. Registration deadline is December 3.

Ages: All ages
Time: Decorating will take place Saturday, December 7 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fee: $25/tree [more]


12/6/2014
Jaycee Park Holiday Walk and Tree Lighting
Kick off the holiday season and join us for the lighting of the Jaycee Park Holiday Walk! Enjoy holiday lights, visit with Santa and his live reindeer and enjoy ice skating (weather permitting), and light refreshments.
Ages: All ages
Fee: FREE! [more]


12/9/2014
Kindermusik Playdates
Not sure about taking a Kindermusik program? Try a one-day Playdate! This 30-minute music lesson will feature all the basic components of a Kindermusik class experience - singing, moving, listening, playing instruments, and group activities. The class fee includes a CD or music download card and an instrument.

Family Time Playdates
Ages: 1 month - 7 years with parent
R/NR Fee: $15/$22

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12/12/2014
Santa's Workshop
"All Aboard!" Take the train to Santa's Workshop where Santa will be waiting to hear your wish lists. A lunch buffet will be served at Santa's request. After the meal, enjoy a visit with Santa - don't forget your camera to capture the memories. Then, board the train back to Cary. Fee includes activities, meal, and train ticket.

Ages 11 & under with parent
Meet at Cary train station at 11:25 am. The train leaves the station at 11:43 am. We will travel to Duke's Alehouse and Kitchen in Crystal Lake and return to the Cary train station at approximately 2:08.

R/NR Fee: $18/$27 per person

Registration deadline is November 3. [more]


12/13/2014
Safe Sitter Babysitting Training Course
This course will provide the information and skills necessary for safe and responsible childcare in the absence of parents and guardians. Learn how to care for children, basic first aid, personal safety, injury prevention, preventing problems, behavior management, and babysitting as a business. This program will include a babysitting manual and completion card. Please bring a baby-sized doll and lunch to each class.

Ages: 11 - 15 years
Date: Saturday & Sunday, December 13 & 14
R/NR Fee: $65/$98 [more]


12/13/2014
Santa's Workshop
"All Aboard!" Take the train to Santa's Workshop where Santa will be waiting to hear your wish lists. A lunch buffet will be served at Santa's request. After the meal, enjoy a visit with Santa - don't forget your camera to capture the memories. Then, board the train back to Cary. Fee includes activities, meal, and train ticket.

Ages 11 & under with parent
Meet at Cary train station at 10:50 am. The train leaves the station at 11:08 am. We will travel to Durty Nellie's in Palatine and return to the Cary train station at approximately 1:43.

R/NR Fee: $18/$27 per person

Registration deadline is November 3. [more]


12/13/2014
Zumba Dance Party
Skip the workout and join the party! Please bring a toy donation for our toy drive.

Fee: All parties are registered events. Registration in advance is $5. Walk in are $8. A minimum of 5 registered participants are needed for the event to run. Walk-ins will be accepted. Light snacks will be served. Please bring your own water or other beverage. [more]


12/16/2014
Movie & A Meal (Seniors)
Jon with others for an afternoon matinee at the Regal Showplace 16 in Crystal Lake. Afterward, review the movie while enjoying a meal at Jameson's Charhouse. Movie selection and time will be available one week in advance. Movie and meal are self pay. Transportation by Park District bus is available for $5/$6.

Registration deadline is December 9 and refunds will not be issued after the deadline. [more]


12/22/2014
Paintball Club
Spend the afternoon with friends as we challenge teens from Wauconda, Barrington, and Crystal Lake to a friendly game of paintball. We will play at some of the best courses in the Chicagoland area. Fee includes paintball, gun/mask rental for the day, all day CO2 and premium marballizer paint per player. Lunch is on your own and transportation is provided. Wear long-sleeved shirts, gym shoes, and pants; plus bring extra water. All participants must have a signed waiver. Spots are limited so register early.

Transportation leaves from and returns to the Community Center. We will be playing at Paintball Explosion in East Dundee.

Ages: 10 - 16 years
R/NR Fee: $65/$97 [more]


   
   
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November Power Play Day Off Activities
Monday, November 24 - Wednesday, November 26
When there is a day off from school there is a fun day planned! We will keep your child safe, supervised and having fun on his or her day off from school. more


 

 

October PlayTimes
School Newsletter

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! The PlayTimes School newsletter is now available. Read about and register for all the fun things happening this season! more

 

 

 

 

 

Guns and Hoses Blood Drive
Wednesday, October 22 from 3:00 - 7:00 pm at the Community Center
Donate blood to show support of your community's police and fire departments! Donors receive a Culver's certificate for a free pint of ice cream and a Guns and Hoses T-shirt. more

 

Request for Qualifications
The Cary Park District is seeking specific qualifications from interested architectural firms who are capable of providing professional services for site evaluation and facility design of a Preschool facility.
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