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9/19/2014
Dance Classes Begin
Dance classes begin today.

Tiny Ballerina
Ages: 2 years
9:30 - 10:00 am
$36/$54

Tiny Ballerina - Beginner
Ages: 3 - 5 years
10:15 - 11:00 am
$45/$68

Tiny Ballerina - Advanced / Beginner
Ages: 3 - 5 years
11:15 am - 12:00 pm [more]


9/20/2014
Dance Classes Begin
Dance classes begin today.

Beginner Ballet & Tap
Ages 3 - 5 years
9:45 - 10:30 am
$45/$68

Beginner Ballet & Tap
Ages: 4 - 6 years
10:30 - 11:15 am
$45/$68

Musical Theater
Ages: 8 - 12 years
11:15 am - 12:00 pm
$45/$68

Street Jazz
Ages: 7 - 11 years
12:00 - 12:45 pm
$45/$68

Teen Dance Mix
Ages: 11 years & older
12:45 - 1:30 pm
$45/$68 [more]


9/20/2014
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, September 20 & 21
R/NR Fee: $65/$98 [more]


9/20/2014
Zumba Kids
Zumba® Kids is the ultimate cultural dance-fitness party for young Zumba® 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 movin’ to the beat. It’s all about feeling fearless on the dance floor, reinforcing the idea that it’s okay to just be yourself and dance like no one is watching!

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


9/23/2014
Art Camp
A little bit of everything will be covered in this fantastic art camp. Paint, pastels, sun print, plaster of paris, shadow drawing, pencils, markers, sand art, and charcoal may be used to create works of art. Focus on fun and individual instruction that inspires everyone to be creative.

Ages: 5 - 8 years
Dates: Tuesday and Thursday, September 23 - October 2
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 pm
R/NR Fee: $28/$42 [more]


9/24/2014
Saving for College and Educational Planning
Many parents wait until the last minute to start thinking about college and regret not addressing the issue of educational savings sooner5. Learn strategies and programs to help deal with this need. Pros and cons of various college savings options are explored along with what you need to know to get started.

Adults
R/NR fee: $5/$8
Min/Max: 5/25 [more]


9/26/2014
Line Dancing Party
Slide, stomp, and kick your way into shape. Cowboy boots optional!

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]


9/30/2014
Lunch Out Group (Seniors)
Lunch location: Village Tavern in Schaumburg

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]


10/3/2014
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, October 3 - 24
R/NR Fee: $35/$53 [more]


10/3/2014
Zumba Dance Party
Skip the workout and join the party! Party in the pink for breast cancer. Please bring a cash donation for the breast cancer foundation.

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]


10/4/2014
Start to Sew
Join us in this sewing class for beginners. You will create and assemble your own sewing kit while learning basic sewing skills as you create your own mermaid doll.

Ages: 8 years & older,br> Dates: Saturdays, October 4 - 25
Time: 2:30 - 3:30 pm
R/NR Fee: $72/$108 [more]


10/6/2014
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, October 6 - 27
R/NR Fee: $20/$30
Min/Max: 6/15 [more]


10/7/2014
Art Camp
A little bit of everything will be covered in this fantastic art camp. Paint, pastels, sun print, plaster of paris, shadow drawing, pencils, markers, sand art, and charcoal may be used to create works of art. Focus on fun and individual instruction that inspires everyone to be creative.

Ages: 5 - 8 years
Dates: Tuesday and Thursday, October 7 - 16
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 pm
R/NR Fee: $28/$42 [more]


10/9/2014
Saving and Investment Strategies
You understand the basics - you save money each month - and now you want to make that money work harder for you. You want to take your IRA or 401K to the next level. This course will walk you through measuring risks, what is asset allocation, and how to develop a long-term investment tax strategy.

Ages: Adults
R/NR Fee: $5/$8 [more]


10/13/2014
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 CPX Sports in Joliet.

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


10/14/2014
Keyboard Fun
Beginners will learn to read notes and count out rhythms while enjoying the unique sounds of digital keyboards. As students progress, they will learn chords, build sight-reading skills, and have fun playing pop, blues, jazz and classical music. Develop better focus, concentration, and memory that leads to better success in school. Keyboards are provided for classroom use. Lessons are held between 2:30 - 7:00 pm and are 30 minutes long. The instructor will contact each participant prior to the first meeting to arrange a time that works for both parties. Music books range from $7.00-$9.00 and may be purchased from the instructor.

Ages: 5 years - Adult
Dates: Lessons are held on Tuesdays, October 14 - November 18
R/NR Fee: $108/$162
Min/Max: 3/4 per 30-minute time slot [more]


10/14/2014
Cooking in Chicago Johnny's Kitchen
Learn to bake cookies from Chicago Johnny's own Josh Downey. Each class will teach you how to make a different cookie from scratch using whole wheat flour and all natural ingredients. Sign up to learn how to make Chicago Johnny's chocolate chip, shortbread, butter, and sugar cookies. Participants will leave with a copy of the recipe and get to sample some cookies.

Ages: 12 years - adults
Dates: Tuesdays, October 14 - November 4
R/NR Fee: $40/$60 [more]


10/16/2014
Keyboard Fun
Beginners will learn to read notes and count out rhythms while enjoying the unique sounds of digital keyboards. As students progress, they will learn chords, build sight-reading skills, and have fun playing pop, blues, jazz and classical music. Develop better focus, concentration, and memory that leads to better success in school. Keyboards are provided for classroom use. Lessons are held between 2:30 - 7:00 pm and are 30 minutes long. The instructor will contact each participant prior to the first meeting to arrange a time that works for both parties. Music books range from $7.00-$9.00 and may be purchased from the instructor.

Ages: 5 years - Adult
Dates: Lessons are held on Thursdays, October 16 - November 20
R/NR Fee: $108/$162
Min/Max: 3/4 per 30-minute time slot [more]


10/16/2014
Guitar Lessons
Do you love playing music and dream of being a rock star? Are you wondering if playing an instrument is something that you can do? Learn to play guitar and have fun while doing it. This 8-week crash course will show you what you need to know to start playing immediately. Class fee includes lesson pamphlet and music book. Students must bring their own guitar (either an acoustic or an electric with a small amp). No class 11/27. Ages 9 years & older

Dates: Thursday, October 16 - December 11
R/NR Fee: $110/$165 [more]


10/17/2014
Yoga for All
Reduce stress and build a healthier body! This program includes Hatha yoga postures, techniques and sequences for flexiblity, strength, postural alignment, increased energy and overall health. Beginners are welcome and encouraged to sign up. All yoga props provided. Please wear comfortable clothing that allows for movement.

Ages: Adults
Dates: Friday, October 17 - November 21
R/NR Fee: $60/$90
Min/Max: 4/15 [more]


10/18/2014
Lockin
Join us for an exciting evening in this all night lock-in at the Wauconda Park District. We will be joined by teens from Wauconda, Crystal Lake, and Barrington and enjoy pizza, movies, games, arts and crafts, snacks, and fun going throughout the evening. We will also have a dance, dance revolution, and Wii tournament into the night. What a great opportunity for a safe evening with friends.

Transportation leaves from and returns to the Community Center.

Ages: 10 - 14 years
R/NR Fee: $6/$8 [more]


10/20/2014
Dramatic Debut
Let your imagination run wild with the world of drama! Through story playing and puppet plays, children will develop self-awareness, self-confidence, creativity, and group cooperation.

Ages: 3 - 4 years
Dates: Mondays, October 20 - November 10
R/NR Fee: $32/$48
Min/Max: 5/8 [more]


10/20/2014
Dramatic Expression
This action-packed program will explore drama through voice, movement, and imagination. Physical and verbal acting will be broken down and addressed separately. Creative story playing encourages self-awareness, self confidence, and group cooperation.

Ages:5-7 years
Dates: Mondays, October 20 - November 10
R/NR Fee: $32/$48
Min/Max:5/10 [more]


10/22/2014
Blood Drive with Heartland Blood Center
Heartland Blood Centers is a not-for-profit, independent medical organization providing blood products and related services to 47 hospitals across 12 counties in the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana area. The first commitment is always to meet the local blood needs with 100% of blood donated returned to the community. Heartland Member Hospitals include Centegra – Woodstock, Centegra – McHenry, Sherman Hospital in Elgin among others. Advanced registration is required and must present a photo ID.

Please contact Sara at 847-639-6100 x109 to get registered. [more]


10/22/2014
Imagination Station
Put your creativity to good use in a class that is bursting with imagination. Make a wide variety of new crafts each week using beads, sand, floss, yarn, and of course your own creativity. All projects will be taken home to show off to family and friends. Don’t miss out on this fun time of colors and creativity.

Ages 6 - 10 years
Dates: Wednesdays, October 22 - December 3
R/NR Fee: $48/$72 [more]


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 baby’s favorite things – and it is one of the best things for your baby’s 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
[more]


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 child’s 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 tot’s 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. Don’t 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
[more]


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 child’s 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
[more]


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 child’s 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 child’s 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
[more]


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 child’s 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
[more]


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
Zumba® Kids is the ultimate cultural dance-fitness party for young Zumba® 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 movin’ to the beat. It’s all about feeling fearless on the dance floor, reinforcing the idea that it’s 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
[more]


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]


   
   
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Park and Facility Update
Community Center Parking Lot The parking lot at the Community Center is scheduled for repair and maintenance on Wednesday, September 17. The Community Center will be open but parking will only be available on the north side of the lot closest to Tiger Trail. When arriving at the Community Center, please watch for signs and cones that will direct you to the preferred parking areas. The maintenance will be complete by the end of the day.

Skate Park at Lions Park The Skate Park at Lions Park is temporarily closed.

 

October Kid's Day Off Activity
Monday, October 13 from 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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

 

September 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

 

 

 

 

 

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