Cary Park District  •  255 Briargate Road  •  Cary, IL 60013  •  847.639.6100  •   www.CaryPark.com
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8/23/2014
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, August 23 & 24
R/NR Fee: $65/$98 [more]


8/27/2014
Youth Flag Football League Begins
The Cary Park District is starting itsí first very own youth flag football league affiliated with NFL Play 60! Each participant will receive their very own reversible jersey and flags and will get experience playing at each position on the field. Practices will be on Wednesday and games will be on Sunday. The first game is Sunday, September 7.

Ages: 7 - 12 years
Dates: Wednesday and Sundays beginning August 27
R/NR Fee: $85/$125 [more]


8/27/2014
Shake, Rattle and Rolll
Connect with your child through song! Sing and dance along with familiar songs plus learn some new ones to sing at home. The instructor will sing and play guitar while children join in with percussion instruments. This program has an emphasis on interaction and vocabulary building.

Ages: Infant - 5 years with parent
R/NR Fee: $13/$20; The R/NR fee for each additional child in the family is $6/$9. [more]


8/29/2014
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]


9/1/2014
Community Center Labor Day Hours
The Community Center will be open from 7:00 am - 6:00 pm. The pool will be open from 12:00 - 6:00 pm.

The pool will close for the 2014 season at 6:00 pm today. [more]


9/1/2014
Last Day the Pool is Open for the Season
The pool will be open from 12:00 - 6:00 pm. The pool will close for the season at 6:00 pm today. [more]


9/2/2014
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 4:00 - 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, September 2 - October 7
R/NR Fee: $108/$162
Min/Max: 3/4 per 30-minute time slot [more]


9/2/2014
First Day of Cary Park District Preschool
Today is the first day of school for:
3-year old Tuesday/Thursday class
4 year old Monday - Thursday class
4-5 year old Monday - Friday class [more]


9/2/2014
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.

Village Playdates
Ages: Newborn - 18 months with parent
Time: Choose from 9:15-9:45 am or 12:15-12:45 pm
R/NR Fee: $15/$22 [more]


9/3/2014
First Day of Cary Park District Preschool
Today is the first day of school for the 3-year old Monday, Wednesday, and Friday class. [more]


9/4/2014
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 4:00 - 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, September 4 - October 9
R/NR Fee: $108/$162
Min/Max: 3/4 per 30-minute time slot [more]


9/5/2014
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: Adult
Dates: Fridays, September 5 - October 10*
R/NR Fee: $60/$90
Min/Max: 4/15

* No class 9/26. This class will be made up on Monday, 9/22 from 10:00 - 11:10 am [more]


9/6/2014
Fall Family Fest
Hay rides, pony rides, a petting zoo, pumpkin patch, kids crafts, and more are in store for a great day at Lions Park. Bring your family and have some fun!

New this year! Craft show!
$9 per child 3 years and older
$5 per child 1 - 2 years
Free for children under 1 year and for adults

[more]


9/6/2014
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, September 6 - 27
Time: 2:30 - 3:30 pm
R/NR Fee: $72/$108 [more]


9/8/2014
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, September 8 - October 20 (no class 10/13)
R/NR Fee: $99/$149 [more]


9/8/2014
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, September 8 - October 13
R/NR Fee: $50/$75
Min/Max: 4/12 [more]


9/8/2014
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: Monday, September 8 - October 13
R/NR Fee: $50/$75 [more]


9/8/2014
Children's Theater Company of Cary
Learn what it takes to make theater magic happen and develop confidence, creativity, and memorization/listening skills along the way. All aspects of theater will be taught. Students will be cast in roles by the director and rehearse until show time.

The final performance will be held on Saturday, November 8 at Fox River Grove Middle School, 401 Orchard Street, FRG. Time is yet to be determined.

Grades:2nd - 5th
Dates: Mondays, September 8 - November 3
R/NR Fee: $62/$93
Min:15 [more]


9/8/2014
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, September 8 - October 20
R/NR Fee: $72/$108
Min/Max: 5/8 [more]


9/8/2014
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, September 8 - 29
R/NR Fee: $20/$30
Min/Max: 7/15 [more]


9/9/2014
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.

Wiggle & Grow Playdates
Ages: 1.5 - 3 years with parent
Time: 10:15 - 10:45 am
R/NR Fee: $15/$22

Family Time Playdates
Ages: 1 month - 7 years with parent
Time: 11:15 - 11:45 am
R/NR Fee: $15/$22 [more]


9/9/2014
Youth Theater Company of Cary
Learn what it takes to make theater magic happen and develop confidence, creativity, and memorization/listening skills along the way. All aspects of theater will be taught. Students will be cast in roles by the director and rehearse until show time.

A final performance will be held on Saturday, November 8 at Fox River Grove Middle School, 401 Orchard, Fox River Grove. Time is still to be determined.

Grades:7th - 6th
Dates: Tuesdays, September 9 - November 4
R/NR Fee: $62/$93
[more]


9/9/2014
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, September 9 - October 14
Time: Choose from 9:15 - 10:30 am or 10:45 am - Noon
R/NR Fee: $75/$113 [more]


9/9/2014
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, 9/9-10/21
Time: Choose from 9:15-10:00 am or 12:15 - 1:00 pm
R/NR Fee: $78/$117
[more]


9/9/2014
Sing Club
Do you like to sing? Join this new club that will let you sing your favorite songs and learn new ones too. Songs will be introduced each week until mid-session and then we will begin preparing for the performance on the last day. This club focuses on teamwork, friendship, and the joy of music.

Ages: 8 - 12 years
Dates: Tuesdays, September 9 - December 2
R/NR Fee: $41/$62 [more]


9/9/2014
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 9 - 18
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 pm
R/NR Fee: $28/$42 [more]


9/9/2014
Cooking in the 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, September 9 - 30
R/NR Fee: $40/$60 [more]


9/10/2014
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, September 10 - October 15
R/NR Fee: $99/$149
Min/Max: 6/12 [more]


9/10/2014
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. Donít miss out on this fun time of colors and creativity.

Ages: 6 - 10 years
Dates: Wednesdays, September 10 - October 15
R/NR Fee: $48/$72 [more]


9/11/2014
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:Thursday, September 11 - October 16
Times: Choose from 9:15 - 10:30 am or 10:45 am - Noon
R/NR Fee: $75/$113
[more]


9/11/2014
Beginner Italian
Getting ready to travel? Start with the basics of Italian. Please bring a notebook and pencil. No prior experience needed.

Ages: Adults
Dates: Thursday, September 11 - October 16
R/NR Fee: $64/$96 [more]


9/12/2014
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, 9/12 - 10/17
R/NR Fee: $45/$68
Min/Max: 5/10 [more]


9/12/2014
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: Friday, September 12 - October 17
R/NR Fee: $45/$69
Min/Max: 5/10 [more]


9/13/2014
Mighty Kickers
Introduce your child to the sport of soccer. Children will run, kick, and learn the game. This fun program will allow your child to release energy, make friends, and keep moving. Players will be placed on a team prior to the first practice. Each child will receive a t-shirt and must bring shin guards.

Ages:3-5 years
Dates: Saturdays, September 13 - October 11
R/NR Fee: Register by September 3 and receive the Early Bird Rate of $49/$74. Beginning September 4, the R/NR Fee returns to $59/$89.
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9/13/2014
Fishing Derby
Enjoy a morning of fishing and fun during the Happy Trails Fishing Derby. Start the day at the shelter to learn about fishing etiquette and new anglers will receive a quick fishing lesson. Then, itís off to the pond to see what you can catch (and release)! Participants must be willing to touch worms or come with a partner who will. Fishing poles, tackle, and bait will be provided or you can bring your own. Anyone over the age of 16 must have a current Illinois Fishing License. Raffle prizes, goody bags, and information on fishing will be included. Pre-registration is recommended, but walk-ins at the event are welcome.

Catch & Release Only! Rain or Shine Event

FREE! [more]


9/13/2014
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, September 13 - October 18
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]


9/13/2014
High Ropes Excursion
Join us for a great adventure. This 2-hour guided Eco Adventure offers 16 different obstacles of various difficulties to allow participants to push their limits, conquer fears, and build self-confidence. At heights of 18-31 feet above ground, the challenges require diverse levels of agility, strength, and balance and offers both mental and physical activities. A special waiver signed by parents will be required prior to the trip. Closed toe shoes are required.

Transportation leaves from and returns to the Community Center.

Ages: 10 - 16 years
R/NR Fee: $55/$83 [more]


9/13/2014
Bubble Builder
Learn to make truly giant bubbles using easy to find materials. First make a tri-string bubbling rig, mix high-powered home-made bubbling juice and make the biggest soap bubbles ever. Children ages 6 - 12 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Ages: 6 years - adult
R/NR Fee: $25/$35 [more]


9/15/2014
Dance Classes Begin
Monday fall dance classes begin today.

Beginner Ballet & Tap
Ages: 5 - 7 years
5:00 - 5:45 pm
$45/$68

Street Jazz
Ages: 5 - 6 years
5:$5 - 6:30 pm
$45/$68

Street Jazz
Ages: 9 - 12 years
$45/$68 [more]


9/15/2014
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, September 15 - October 6
R/NR Fee: $35/$53
Min/Max: 6/12 [more]


9/16/2014
Dance Classes Begin
Tuesday fall dance classes begin today.

Tu Tu Tots
Ages: 18 - 36 months with parent
9:30 - 10:00 am
$36/$54

Beginner Ballet & Tap
Ages: 3 - 5 years
10:15 - 11:00 am
$45/$68

Princess Time
Ages: 3 - 5 years
11:15 am - 12:00 pm
$45/$68

Beginner Ballet & Tap
Ages: 4 - 6 years
4:00 - 4:45 pm
$45/$68

Advanced/Beginner Ballet & Tap
Ages: 5 - 8 years
5:00 - 5:45 pm
$45/$68

Beginner Ballet & Tap
Ages: 3 - 6 years
6:00 - 6:45 pm
$45/$68 [more]


9/16/2014
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, 9/16-11/4
R/NR Fee: $90/$135 [more]


9/16/2014
Kindermusik Family Time
This program provides a delightful environment for families to share and discover music together. We will sing, move, play instruments and enjoy interactive group activities that provide a dynamic and integrated musical learning experience for everyone. A materials fee of $55 per family is due to the instructor on the first day of the session and includes 2 sets of all the music from class, two books, two instruments, interactive board game, family music guide, and carrying bag. Families with one child are welcome!

Ages: 1 month - 7 years with parent
Dates: Tuesdays, 9/16 - 11/18
Time: 11:15 am - Noon
R/NR Fee: $100/$150 per child/parent pair. Each additional child is $60 (n/r $90). [more]


9/17/2014
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, September 17 - October 8
R/NR Fee: $60/$90 [more]


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
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]


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]


10/11/2014
Bubble Builder
Learn to make truly giant bubbles using easy to find materials. First make a tri-string bubbling rig, mix high-powered home-made bubbling juice and make the biggest soap bubbles ever. Children ages 6 - 12 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Ages: 6 years - adult
R/NR Fee: $25/$35 [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]


   
   
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E.T. KidZone -
Add a World of Enrichment to Your Child's Day
School begins soon! Have peace of mind by enrolling your child into E.T. KidZone, a safe and stimulating before-and-after school programming for children who attend District 26 grade schools. Each day children experience quiet time for homework and reading, indoor and outdoor play and games, arts and crafts projects based around seasonal or enrichment themes, and other activities that encourage socilaization and friendship. more

 

Preschool - Smiles Happen Here!
The first day of the 2014/2015 school year will be:

First Day of School Class
Tuesday, September 2 3-year old Tuesday/Thursday
Tuesday, September 2 4-year old Monday - Thursday
Tuesday, September 2 4-5 year old Monday - Friday
Wednesday, September 3 3 year old Monday, Wednesday, Friday

If you are new to the area or if you have not yet selected a preschool for your child, there are still openings in the 3 year old morning and 4-5 year old afternoon programs. more

 

New Pool Hours starting Saturday, August 23
Beginning Saturday, the pool will only be open on weekends.
Saturday (August 23 and 30)
Adult Lap Swim 11:15 am - Noon /Open Swim 12:00- 8:00 pm
Sunday (August 24 and 31)
Adult Lap Swim 10:45 - 11:45 am / Member Sunday 11:00 am - Noon /
Open Swim 12:00 - 6:30 pm / Family Swim & Adult Lap Swim 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Monday, September 1 (Labor Day)
Open Swim: 12:00 - 6:00 pm; The pool will close for the season at 6:00 pm

 

Cary Grove Park Parking Permits
Parking permits for the parking lot at Cary Grove Park, adjacent to the high school are now on sale at the Community Center. To purchase a pass, download, complete, and return the permit form with payment to the Community Center. Download form

 

 

 

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