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DIRECTORY - WINTER/SPRING 2012
 New programs marked with *
    Facilities and Staff                                   4           World Rhythms......................................21            * Science Tots ............................................31     * Baking - Easter Egg Cake ......................49
                                                                       Young Actors Club.................................21             * Spring Fling ............................................30     * Baking - Fluffy Chick-Cakes .................49
                                                                                                                                        * Super Bowl Bash ....................................30          * Baking - More Sifting and Shouting ....49
    Presidents Message and Board                           5           Dance                                          22 - 24             Travel the Wild .......................................31         Baking - Royal Icing Flowers ................48
                                                                                                                                          Travel the World.....................................31         * Birds of a Feather...................................49
    Rental Facilities                                 6-7             Ballet - Adult ..........................................22
                                                                                                                                        * We Can Fix It! ........................................31       * CD, DJ.....................................................49
                                                                      Ballet - Storybook ..................................23
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ceramics - Creating with Clay..............48
                                                                      Ballet I, II & III.......................................23
    Birthday Party Service                                 8                                                                               Youth Sports and Leagues                      34 - 43          * Ceramics - Harry Pottery......................48
                                                                      Ballet/Jazz ...............................................23
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Cheerleading - Let’s Cheer!
                                                                      Ballet/Tap................................................23        Archery ...................................................38
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Let’s Dance! .......................................44
    4500 Fitness                                     9 - 15           Ballroom Dance I & II...........................24                  Baseball - DGYB ....................................82
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Chess - Checkmate ................................47
                                                                      Creative Movement................................23                 Baseball - T-Ball .....................................39
   Chair Yoga ..............................................12                                                                                                                                              Chess - Winter/Spring Break
                                                                      Hip Hop - Boys ......................................38             Baseball - White Sox Hitting Club .......35
   Fitness Fun .............................................15                                                                                                                                                  Chess Scholars Camp .......................47
                                                                      Hip Hop Workout - Adult ....................24                      Baseball - White Sox Pitching Club......35
   Fitness Training for Kids .......................14                                                                                                                                                    * CPR Skills for Babysitters......................44
                                                                      Irish Step Dancing .................................24              Baseball Camp - Kids First
   Group Exercise Classes ..........................14                                                                                                                                                      Culinary - Let’s Get Cooking ................48
                                                                      Jazz Workout - Adult .............................23                   Spring Break......................................38
   HABIT ....................................................13                                                                                                                                             Drawing - Discover................................48
                                                                      Jazz/Hip Hop .........................................23            Basketball - FUNdamental....................36
   Holiday Guest Pass Special......................9                                                                                                                                                      * Drawing - My Own Paper Person ........48
                                                                      Jazz/Modern ...........................................23           Basketball - Kids Level II.......................41
   Hours and Information...........................9                                                                                                                                                        Drawing - Young Rembradnts..............47
                                                                    * Kidz in the Mix ......................................24            Basketball - Little Pint Hoops...............41
   Indoor Track...........................................11                                                                                                                                                Engineering - Jr. Vehicle ........................46
                                                                      Kinderdance ...........................................23           Basketball League - Summer Youth......34
   Kidzone Childcare .................................15                                                                                                                                                    Engineering - Vehicle.............................46
                                                                      Lyrical......................................................23     Dodgeball................................................37
   Massage Therapy....................................11                                                                                                                                                  * Exciting Electricity.................................46
                                                                      Parent/Tot ...............................................23        Fencing....................................................38
   Meditation Class ....................................12                                                                                                                                                * Fashion Design - Cold
                                                                      Pre-Ballet I & II......................................23           Flag Football...........................................41
   Membership Types.................................10                                                                                                                                                          Connections Bracelet .......................49
                                                                      Pre-Ballet/Tap.........................................23           Floor Hockey - FUNdamental..............36
   Personal Training ...................................11                                                                                                                                                * Fashion Design - Jewelry.......................49
                                                                      Pre-Pointe...............................................23         Floor Hockey League ............................41
   Pilates Essentials.....................................13                                                                                                                                              * Fashion Design - Mother’s Day Purse...49
                                                                      Salsa/Merengue ......................................24             Floor Hockey..........................................41
   Pilates for Golfers...................................13                                                                                                                                               * Fashion Design - Resin Pendant...........49
                                                                      Swing - Adult..........................................24           Football - FUNdamental.......................36
   Speed and Agility Training....................14                                                                                                                                                       * Fashion Design -
                                                                      Tap Workout- Adult...............................24                 Football - Panthers.................................82
   Tai Ji Quan for Health ...........................12                                                                                                                                                         Spray Paint T-Shirt...........................49
                                                                      Technique I & II .....................................23            Hip Hop - Boys ......................................38
   Teen Fitness University..........................11                                                                                                                                                    * Fashion Design -
                                                                                                                                          Horsemanship Instruction....................39
   Tibetan Yoga...........................................12                                                                                                                                                    St. Patrick’ Day T-Shirt.....................49
                                                                       Preschool                                      25 - 27             Ice Skating Instruction ..........................37
 * TRX Suspension Training .....................13                                                                                                                                                        * Forensic Investigation II........................46
                                                                                                                                          Intramurals - Junior High.....................38
   Weight Training for Women .................13                       Ready, Set, Kindergarten! ......................26                                                                                 * Funky Peace Glam Jam..........................45
                                                                                                                                          Karate - Kids Karate Club and
   Yoga for Kids ..........................................14          Preschool - The Lincoln Learning                                                                                                   * Gross Anatomy - Skeletal and
                                                                                                                                             Safety Time........................................42
   Yoga Pregnant.........................................12               Center 2012 - 2013......................25-26                                                                                         Muscular System...............................46
                                                                                                                                          Karate - Parent/Child.............................43
                                                                       ThreeSchool 2012 - 2013.......................27                                                                                     Home Alone: Kids in Charge................44
                                                                                                                                          Karate - Youth & Adult..........................43
    Open Gyms                                             16                                                                                                                                              * How to Make Balloon Animals
                                                                                                                                          Lacrosse - High School..........................35
                                                                       Early Childhood                                28 - 33                                                                                   and More!..........................................44
    Badminton..............................................16                                                                             Lacrosse - Youth Development.............35
                                                                                                                                                                                                          * Jr. Firefighter Adventure Program........44
    Basketball................................................16    * A Pinkalicious Celebration ...................30                    Multi-Sports ..........................................41
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Language - Mandarin Chinese Lessons..46
    Batting Cages..........................................16         Art - Color My World: Rainbow Art....29                             Pommer’s Dance Team Express............27
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Magic Class.............................................44
    Parent/Child Open Gymnastics............16                        Art - Let it Snow! Let it Snow!..............29                   * Soccer - FUNdamental..........................36
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mother/Daughter Glamour Hair .........45
    Volleyball ................................................16     Art - Messy Two’s & Three’s & You ......29                          Soccer - Kids...........................................39
                                                                                                                                                                                                          * Painting - Batik ......................................48
                                                                    * Art - Mother’s Day Bouquets................29                       Soccer - Roadrunners ............................82
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Painting - Winter Scene.........................48
    Gymnastics and Tumbling                         17 - 19         * Art - Special Holiday Decorations........29                       * Soccer Camp - FUNdamental
                                                                                                                                                                                                          * Pajama Spa Night...................................45
                                                                      Art - Spring is Here! ..............................29                 Spring Break......................................36
   Cartwheelers...........................................18                                                                                                                                                Photography - Click It or Miss It .........44
                                                                    * Art - St. Patrick’s Day T-Shirts..............29                    Soccer League - Spring Youth ...............34
   Flip Floppers...........................................19                                                                                                                                               Photography - Nature
                                                                    * Art - Valentine’s Day Cards...................29                    Softball (Girls) - DOLLS .......................82
   Gliders.....................................................19                                                                                                                                               Photojournalism...............................47
                                                                    * Backyard Bugs ........................................31            Softball (Girls) - Training Clinic ..........35
   Junior Twisters .......................................19                                                                                                                                              * Pink Party in Paris .................................45
                                                                    * Baking - Fondant and Cookies.............33                         Sports - Parent & Tot.............................39
   Little Kippers..........................................18                                                                                                                                             * Potions, Elixirs & Other
                                                                    * Baking - Fondant and Cupcakes ..........33                          Sports Mania - FUNdamental ..............36
   Little Rascals Rhythmic Gymnastics ....17                                                                                                                                                                    Magical Mixtures..............................46
                                                                    * Baking - Mother’s Day Cakes................33                       Taekwondo - Adult ................................42
 * Open Gymnastics - Eggs-cellent                                                                                                                                                                           Reading Laboratory ...............................47
                                                                    * Baking - Rice Crispy Pops.....................33                    Taekwondo - Early.................................42
      Parent/Tot..........................................18                                                                                                                                                Writer’s Workshop .................................47
                                                                    * Baking - Spring Cupcakes .....................33                    Taekwondo - Little Dragons .................42
 * Rhythmic Gymnastics                                              * Baking - Valentine Heart Cookies ........33                         Taekwondo - Parent/Child....................42
      Basic Training for Girls ....................17                                                                                                                                                        Adult General Interest                       50 - 58
                                                                    * Beautiful Bugs ........................................30           Taekwondo - Youth................................42
   Rock ‘n’ Rollers.......................................17          Ceramics - Pinch Pot Pottery................29                      Tennis - Quick Start                                            * A Guide to Your Family’s
 * Spring Gymnastics Clinics ....................18                   Daddy & Me Gym Time........................30                          Level 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5.............................40               Technology Safety.............................51
   Swingers..................................................18       Discovery Kids........................................28            Tennis - Quick Start Tiny Tots..............40                    Artists Drop-in.......................................53
   Tumblers.................................................17        Discovery Play Center............................28                 Tennis - Teenage Beginner ....................41                * Avoiding Probate and Court
   Twisters Team.........................................19           Drama - Little Actors Club ...................31                    Track & Field ..........................................35           Intervention ......................................50
   Vaulters ...................................................19   * Drama -Fairyland ..................................31               Volleyball Instruction - Kids.................38                  Baking - Basic Cake Decorating ...........57
                                                                    * Drama -The Toy Shop...........................31                    Volleyball League - Youth Winter.........37                     * Baking - Basic Decorations ...................57
    Performing Arts                                20 - 21          * Drawing - Flower Drawings..................29                       We’ve Got Spirit Cheer Team................27                     Baking - Basic Gum Paste Flowers .......57
   Amazingly Wonderful Improv..............20                         Drawing - Young Rembrandts                                                                                                          * Baking - Double Decker Cupcakes.......57
   Downers Grove Glee Club ....................20                        Beginning Techniques ......................30                     Youth General Interest                       44 - 49           * Baking - Edible Daisy Flowers ..............57
   Glee Club for Adults..............................20             * Flighty Fairies.........................................30                                                                          * Baking - Girls Night Out -
                                                                                                                                        * Accessorize Your Room .........................45
   Grove Players..........................................82          Language - Spanish Lessons..................33                                                                                           Heart Cookie Bouquet .....................57
                                                                                                                                        * American Girl Dolls - Birthday Party...45
 * Guitar Bootcamp ...................................21            * Letters, Numbers & Patterns - Oh My!..31                                                                                              Baking - Royal Icing Flowers ................57
                                                                                                                                          Art - Crazy Animal Masks.....................45
 * Guitar Level 1 .........................................21       * Me, Myself and I ....................................30                                                                               Birthday B-I-N-G-O Parties .................53
                                                                                                                                        * Art - Fun with…The Holiday Series....45
 * Guitar Level 2 .........................................21         Music - Kid Rock I, II, III......................28                                                                                   Blarney Bash A St. Patty’s Day
                                                                                                                                        * Art - Japanese Origami Box..................49
   Improv Blast/Actor’s Workshop ...........21                        Music - Tiny Toes...................................32                                                                                   Celebration........................................53
                                                                                                                                          Baby Sitting for Success.........................44
   Improv Blast/Director’s Workshop ......21                          Music - Tot Rock....................................28                                                                              * Boomers! The Savvy Social Security
                                                                                                                                        * Baking - Advanced Gum Past
   LOL Improv............................................21           Outer Space Rangers..............................30                                                                                      Planner - Maximize Your
                                                                                                                                             Flowers Techniques...........................49
   Monologues 101.....................................21              Pajama Party...........................................30                                                                                Retirement Income...........................50
                                                                                                                                          Baking - Basic Gum Past
   Music Lessons.........................................20           Piano Lessons - Early Learner...............32                                                                                      * Breakfast Bingo ......................................53
                                                                                                                                             Flowers Techniques...........................48

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                                                                                                          DIRECTORY - WINTER/SPRING 2012
    Bridge Lessons........................................50         Painting - Acrylic & Oil.........................55              Celebrate the Week of the                                         Green Family Famers.............................70
*   Ceramics - Basket ..................................55           Pets - Basic Dog Obedience ..................52                      Young Child ......................................63          Hours and Information.........................69
*   Ceramics - Decorative Lamp ................55                    Photography - Digital for Beginners....51                        Flashlight Egg Hunt ...............................63           * Leap Frogs...............................................71
*   Ceramics - Storage Box .........................55               Photography - How to Get the Best                                Kids Outdoor Flea Market ....................63                   Lessons from a Worm Wrangler...........72
*   Cold Connections Bracelet ...................55                     Results from Your dSLR Camera.....51                          P.I.G. Championship of the World -                                Nature Neighbors .................................71
    College Funding - The College                                    Photography - How to Shop                                            Big Pig................................................62     Nature Tales............................................72
       Admissions and Funding Process....52                             for and Get the Most Out                                      Passport to Safety...................................63           Snowshoe................................................70
    College Planning - How to Prepare                                   of dSLR Camera Lenses ...................51                   Road Rally...............................................62       Snowy Tracks & Trails ...........................72
       for the College Experience...............52                   Photography - Taking Better Pictures ...51                       School’s Out Day....................................63            Spring Break Camp................................71
    Couch Potato Fridays ............................53              Popcorn Matinee....................................53          * Snowman Scavenger Hunt....................62                    * Stream Stomping ...................................71
*   Culinary - A Special Winter Meal.........56                  *   Resin Pendant.........................................55         Spring Break Escape ..............................77              Teambuilding Workshops .....................69
*   Culinary - Cooking with Flavored                                 Safety - Adult CPR & AED Training ....53                                                                                         * The Scoop on Poop ...............................71
       Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars ...57                        Safety - First Aid.....................................53          Teen Activities                             64 - 65             Timber Tykes..........................................72
*   Culinary - Cooking with Points Plus ...56                        Safety - Infant & Child CRP &                                                                                                      Volunteer Opportunities .......................69
                                                                                                                                        ACT Practice Tests .................................64
*   Culinary - Fish Dishes Your                                         AED Training ....................................53                                                                             Wild Day Off ..........................................70
                                                                                                                                        CITRA: Teen Advisory Council............65
       Family Will Love...............................56             Self Hypnosis - A Trimmer                                                                                                          Worm Bin Basics....................................70
                                                                                                                                    *   Fantasy/Science Fiction Writing ...........65
*   Culinary - Mexican Fiesta .....................56                   Healthier You ....................................54
                                                                                                                                    *   Krush Skake Park...................................64
*   Culinary - Raw Food Revolution..........54                       Self Hypnosis - Motivation for Success ..54                                                                                        Downers Grove Park District
                                                                                                                                        Live! At Lincoln Center - Teen Concert!..65                     Museum                                          73 - 75
*   Culinary - Slow Cooker Meals..............56                     Self Hypnosis - Release Stress/Reach
                                                                                                                                    *   Music History Seminars ........................64
*   Culinary - Techniques Series.................56                     a Goal.................................................54                                                                     * Afternoon off from School
                                                                                                                                        Overnight Teen Ski/
*   Culinary - The Perfect St. Patrick’s                         *   Speed Reading Workshop .....................51                                                                                        Make and Take - Scrapbook ............75
                                                                                                                                           Snowboarding Trip...........................64
       Day Dinner........................................56          Stepping Out Walking Club..................53                                                                                      American Girl Doll Game Day.............75
                                                                                                                                        Paint Ball Trip! .......................................64
*   Culinary - Vegetarian Cuisine...............56               *   Trips - Chocolate Exhibition                                                                                                     * American Girl Doll Overnight..............75
                                                                                                                                        Snow Tubing - School’s Out! ................64
*   Department of Social Security                                       at the Field Museum.........................58                                                                                  American Girl Doll Tea Party ...............74
                                                                                                                                    *   Speed Reading for ACT/SAT Prep........65
       Administration Workshop...............50                  *   Trips - Disney on Ice - Dare to Dream ..58                                                                                         Civil War Encampment.........................75
    Extended Travel......................................58      *   Trips - Historic East Troy                                                                                                         Civil War Veteran Cemetery Tour ........75
                                                                                                                                        McCollum Park Miniature Golf                       65
    Garden Plots...........................................54           Electric Rail Luncheon .....................58                                                                                * Day off from School Make and
*   Gardening - Edible Garden Delight .....54                        Trips - House on the Rock ....................58                                                                                      Take - Time Capsule.........................74
*   Gardening - Grow Your Own -                                      Trips - Rivers Casino*............................58               Downers Grove Golf Club                     66 - 68             Exhibits ...................................................73
       Vegetables for the Beginner .............54                                                                                      Camp - Indoor Jr. Golf..........................67              Family Victorian Valentine Creations....74
*   Gardening - Landscaping Tips for                                 Adult Sports and Leagues                      59 - 61              Cross Country Skiing ............................68             Historians of the Future Club...............73
       All Seasons.........................................54                                                                           Golf Clubhouse Rentals.........................66               History Camp on the Road -
                                                                   Baseball League - Adult .........................60
*   Gardening - Starting Flower and                                                                                                     Golf Lessons - Group ............................68                Spring Break......................................74
                                                                   Basketball................................................61
       Vegetable Seeds Indoors...................54                                                                                     Golf Lessons - Parent/Child..................68                 Make a Civil War Photograph
                                                                   Basketball - High School .......................61
*   Girlfriends Game Night ........................53                                                                                   Golf Lessons - Private............................68               for Families........................................74
                                                                   Basketball Leagues - Men’s Summer ....60
    Glass Fusing - Jewelry Pendants ...........55                                                                                       Golf Lessons - Semi-Private..................68                 May is National Historic
                                                                   Downers Grove Bicycle Club ................82
*   Glass Fusing - Koi Pond Glass Art........55                                                                                         Intramural Golf Program......................68                    Preservation Month!.........................75
                                                                   Horseshoe Club......................................82
*   Glass Fusing - Mosaic Cross,                                                                                                        League - Junior Golf ..............................67           Spring Gardening...................................75
                                                                   Flag Football League - High School .....61
       Gecko or Butterfly ............................55                                                                                League - Women’s Scramble .................67                   Tea Time .................................................75
                                                                   Karate......................................................43
*   Glass Fusing - Swarovski Beaded                                                                                                     Rates and Information ..........................66
                                                                   Sand Volleyball League -
       Pendant & Matching Earrings.........55                                                                                           Tournament - 14th Annual                                         Active Adult Center                            76 - 77
                                                                      Summer Beach Bums.......................59
*   How to Avoid Falling for a Jerk ............50                                                                                         Bob Nelson Junior Golf Amateur ...67
                                                                   Soccer......................................................61
    Instructional Ice Fishing........................52                                                                                 Tournament - 36th Annual
                                                                   Softball Leagues - Men’s & Women’s....59                                                                                              Spring Break Programs                                 77
*   Is Converting My IRA to a                                                                                                              Pine Hollow .....................................68
                                                                   Taekwondo .............................................42
       Roth IRA Right for Me? ...................50                                                                                     Women’s Only Golf School...................67
                                                                 * Volleyball League -                                                                                                                   Parks/For Your Information                     78 - 81
*   Learn to Sell on eBay the Right Way ....52
                                                                      Women’s 40+ Indoor........................60
    Line Dancing for Beginners ..................50                                                                                     Natural Areas                                69 - 72
                                                                   Volleyball ................................................61
*   Mastering the Art of Productivity                                                                                                                                                                    SEASPAR                                              82
       with Technology ...............................51                                                                              Arctic Adventures...................................71
                                                                     Special Events                               62 - 63           * Beaks & Peeps.........................................72
    Mini Golf Breakfast League -
       Putt-ing and Pastry...........................53          * American Girl Doll Overnight..............62                       Big Bug, Little Bug .................................72            Community Partners                                   82
*   Old Fashioned Estate and                                       Aquafina MLB Pitch, Hit and                                        Boy Scout Saturdays ..............................71
       Financial Planning............................50              Run Competition..............................63                * Cool Family Adventure .........................70                  Registration Information                             83
    Painting - 123 .........................................55     Bunny Hop & Egg Hunt........................62                     Coyote Club............................................71
                                                                                                                                      Goodnight Twilight Hikes.....................70                    Registration Form                                    84
Dates and times of programs are subject to change.




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resident registra                                                                 Earn rewards points by participating in one of
                                                                                  our featured recreation programs. It’s simple!
                                                                                                                                                                                   This Season’s Featured Programs Include:
                                                                                                                                                                                   Premier Group Exercise (pgs. 12-13)
   Sign up early!                                                                 When you register for one of our featured                                                        Preschool Gymnastics (pgs. 17-18)
Classes fill quickly!                                                             programs, you will automatically earn rewards                                                    Fundamental Sports (pg. 36)
                                                                                  points which can be redeemed for discounts off                                                   Big Pig (pg. 62)
DEADLINE to be included in the lottery                                            future recreation program fees and services.                                                     Schools Out Day of Play (pg. 63)
  is Tuesday, December 13 at noon                                                 Participation in the program is free and you are                                                 Spring Break Escape (pg. 77)
                                                                                  automatically enrolled when you register and
REGISTER online at www.dgparks.org.                                               complete one of our featured programs.
 See page 83 for registration details.


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Facilities and Staff
   FACILITIES
PARK DISTRICT
                Recreation                                 William F. Sherman, Jr.                    Center for Active Adults
                and Fitness Center                         Interpretive Center                        Located at Lincoln Center
                4500 Belmont Road                          901 31st Street                            630.963.1314
                Downers Grove, IL 60515                    Downers Grove, IL 60515-3208               HOURS
                630.960.7250                               630.963.9388                               Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
                630.960.7251 (Fax)                         630.963.9389 (Fax)
                4500 FITNESS HOURS                         WINTER HOURS through 5/31                  Lincoln Learning Center
                Monday - Friday, 5:00 am - 10:00 pm        Monday - Closed                            Preschool
                Saturday, 6:00 am - 7:00 pm                Tuesday - Thursday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm      Located at Lincoln Center
                Sunday, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm                  Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm                 630.963.1300
                REGISTRATION DESK                          Saturday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
                Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 8:00 pm         Sunday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm                     Golf Club
                Saturday & Sunday, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm                                                  2420 Haddow Avenue
                                                           Lincoln Center                             Downers Grove, IL 60515-3208
                The Museum                                 Registration & Recreation Office           Clubhouse: 630.963.1306
                831 Maple Avenue                           935 Maple Avenue                           Off Season: 630.963.1308
                Downers Grove, IL 60515-4904               Downers Grove, IL 60515-4997               630.963.9435 (Fax)
                630.963.1309                               630.963.1300 (Voice & TDD)
                630.963.0496 (Fax)                         630.963.5884 (Fax)                         Administrative Office
                Museum Hours through 5/31                  Parkline (24-hour taped update)            2455 Warrenville Road
                OFFICE & RESEARCH HOURS                    630.963.0575                               Downers Grove, IL 60515-3208
                Tuesday - Saturday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm      REGISTRATION OFFICE HOURS                  630.963.1304
                PUBLIC TOURS                               Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 6:00 pm         OFFICE HOURS
                Tuesday - Saturday, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm      Saturday, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm               Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
                GROUP TOURS
                Tuesday - Saturday, by appointment only
                SUNDAY & MONDAY CLOSED                                         Please refer to our website at www.dgparks.org for holiday hours.




 Park District Staff*
 Dan A. Cermak, Administrator
 Administrative Division                                                  Recreation Division
 Director of Administrative Services    Deborah Utecht                    Director of Recreation               Sandy Pfundheller
 Administrative Secretary               Debbie Bender                     Assistant Director of Recreation     Lee Arnsman
 Secretaries                            Regina Ozog, Pam Rank             Fitness Center Manager               Susan Nance
 Senior Accountant                      Linda Meinhart                    Golf Club Manager                    Ryan Stulgin
 Accountant                             Ruth Olsson                       Manager of Natural Resources
 Bookkeepers                            Linda Shearer, Mary Jandacek         and Interpretive Services         Shannon Forsythe
 IT Coordinator                         Rosemary Brooks                   Center Supervisor                    Rich Zizek
                                                                          Museum Supervisor                    Julie Bunke
 Parks Division                                                           Public Information Supervisor        Brandi Beckley
                                                                          Public Information Specialist        Justine Stark
 Director of Parks                      Todd Reese
                                                                          Recreation Supervisors               Michelle Pusateri, Mike O’Shea,
 Landscape Architect                    Paul Fyle
                                                                                                               Toni Tellefsen, Edward Gudas,
 Parks Foreman                          Michael Seifken
                                                                                                               Allison Jacobs
 Asst. Parks Foreman                    Kevin Rozell
                                                                          Recreation Specialist                Toni Giovenco
 Parks Forester                         Mike Stelter
                                                                          Registration Office Managers         Sally Hayduck, Stacy Landis
 Horticulturist                         Ron Simon
                                                                          Recreation Secretary                 Kari Loekle
 Golf Course Superintendent             Jeff Pozen
                                                                          Registration Assistants              Trudy Hanley, Vicki Januska,
 Golf Course Asst. Superintendent       Vincent Pawlicki
                                                                                                               Kim Novotny
 Parks Maintenance                      Brett Kohnen, Keith Kolar,
                                                                          Center Custodians                    James Barry, Michael Iona,
                                        Ben O’Neil, Ryan Pfeiffer,
                                                                                                               Bill Paradise, Walter Price,
                                        Kerry Schmidt, Alex Vergara,
                                                                                                               Toni Rondinella
                                        Alfonso Dominquez


  * To reach a staff member, email webmaster@dgparks.org
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                                                                                    UPDATE – Winter/Spring 2012
Play for Life at the Downers Grove Park District!                                                                        Information & Services
Dear Residents,                                                                                                          Quick Reference List
As the days get shorter, cool weather takes hold, and the end of the year approaches, many of us begin thinking about    Here’s how to:
New Year resolutions. If yours is to get in shape or learn a new skill, look to the Park District for your resolution
                                                                                                                         View website         www.dgparks.org
solutions! Explore new cuisines and cooking techniques with culinary programs at the Lincoln Center Culinary
Kitchen. Start on the path to improved health and fitness with a membership to 4500 Fitness. Or take your                Get answers to
recreational pursuits outdoors with snowshoeing at Lyman Woods, ice skating at one of three outdoor rinks or             registration questions 630.963.1300
cross country skiing at the Downers Grove Golf Club.                                                                     Confirm park board
The Lincoln Learning Center is ringing in the New Year with an open house on January 12th to meet the threeschool        meeting dates & times 630.963.1304
and preschool teachers, tour the classrooms and get a jump on registration for the 2012-13 school year. A nurturing      Make an appointment
environment, stimulating activities, experienced staff and a variety of enrichment programs have made the Lincoln        with a personal trainer
Learning Center one of the premiere preschool programs in the community.                                                 or a massage therapist 630.960.7250
The Lincoln Center is also home to the Downers Grove School of Dance and the Downers Grove School of the Arts.           Reserve a space in
Improv, Glee Club, music lessons and over 50 dance classes provide both youth and adults with a well-rounded and         Kidzone Childcare       630.960.7250
affordable selection of performing arts programming. If Arts or Dance is not your interest area, consider signing
                                                                                                                         Plan a birthday party
up for one of the many youth or adult athletic leagues to stay active this winter, while enjoying friendly competition   at Lincoln Center     630.963.1300
with friends or co-workers.
                                                                                                                         Rent a room at the
Many of the Park District’s spring leagues take place at McCollum Park. As you may know, the park is currently           Recreation Center       630.960.7250
undergoing a major renovation which will bring exciting new amenities to the park users. Renovations are expected
to be completed by late summer 2012 and include ball field and soccer field upgrades, pathway improvements, new          Plan a birthday party
picnic pavilion, irrigation system replacement, expanded parking, and permanent restrooms.                               at McCollum Park
                                                                                                                         Mini Golf             630.963.8793
In addition to new programming and updated facilities, the New Year also brings change with the retirement of one
                                                                                                                         Find out about Preschool
of our long time staff members, Park District Administrator, Dan Cermak, in May of 2012. For 34 years, his
                                                                                                                         openings              630.963.1300
leadership, integrity, tireless work ethic and values have provided staff, Board and the community with a path and
vision to be leaders in the provision of high quality parks, open space, recreation programs, facilities and services    Learn about programs
in Downers Grove. The Downers Grove Park District Staff and Board of Commissioners appreciate the legacy Dan             and services at the
leaves to the community and encourage residents to continue to Play for Life at our facilities, parks and programs       Active Adult Center  630.963.1314
in 2012.                                                                                                                 Arrange a tee time
Sincerely,                                                                                                               at the Golf Club        630.963.1306
Bob Gelwicks, Park Board President                                                                                       Learn about programs
                                                                                                                         and exhibits at the
Board of Park Commissioners                                                                                              Museum               630.963.1309
Working on behalf of residents are the five elected members of the Board of Park Commissioners                           Learn about programs at
who serve unsalaried four-year terms. The board sets the priorities and defines the policies for                         the Lyman Woods
financing, governance, operation and administration of the district.
                                                                                                                         Interpretive Center  630.963.9388
                                                                                                                         Request a park permit 630.960.7250
                                                                                                                         Volunteer               630.963.1300
                                                                                                                         Become an
                                                                                                                         Adopt-A-Park Partner 630.963.1304
                                                                                                                         Find community giving
                                                                                                                         opportunities        630.963.1304
   Bob Gelwicks           Janet Barr      Mark Roman         Cathy Mahoney        Matt Cushing
      President            Secretary      Commissioner          Treasurer         Vice President                         Arrange accommodations
bgelwicks@dgparks.org jbarr@dgparks.org mroman@dgparks.org cmahoney@dgparks.org mcushing@dgparks.org                     for persons with
                                                                                                                         disabilities        630.963.1304

Mission statement
                                                                                                                         Find out if Park District games
                                                                                                                         are canceled due to weather
The Downers Grove Park District was created in 1946 as a special unit of local government when a                          YOUTH SPORTS LEAGUE
group of citizens envisioned the establishment of a park and recreation system to serve area residents.                   weather hotline        630.223.4092
The Park District’s mission is to provide a wide variety of year-round recreation programs, facilities,                   ADULT SPORTS LEAGUE
parks, open space and natural areas that respond to the articulated needs and desires of residents.                       weather hotline        630.223.3962

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Rental Facilities

   Take the stress out of your holiday party planning, we’ve got

                              Lincoln                                 The Downers Grove Park District
                                                                      Recreation & Fitness Center
                     Community Center
                                        935 Maple Avenue              4500 Belmont Road • 630.960.7250
                                                                      Whether you’re looking for space to play or room to
                                            630.963.1300              gather, the Recreation and Fitness Center is the place to be.
                                                                      A 19,800 square-foot gymnasium can be converted into
                                                                      three full-size basketball courts, six full-size volleyball courts
                                                                      or 16 badminton courts. There is also a 2,070 square foot
                                                                      multipurpose room which can be divided into two separate
                                                                      rooms. The multipurpose room features retractable doors
                                                                      that can be opened for access to an outdoor terrace and
                                                                                                     amphitheatre seating area. The
                                                                                                        room is ideal for events such
                                                                                                           as receptions, banquets,
                                                                                                              showers, business
                                                                                                                meetings, and training
                                                                                                                   seminars.




     This conveniently located facility offers affordable
     room rentals for groups of 10 to 180 people. Perfect for
     business meetings, seminars or group gatherings. Other
     amenities include an auditorium, gymnasium and newly
     renovated commercial quality kitchen. Looking for a hassle-
     free party option? Take a look at our extensive birthday party
     services on page 8. Our qualified staff can plan and host a
     memorable party for children ages 5 to 12 years old.




       Book your next
       event with us!

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                                                                                                        Rental Facilities

the perfect place for you.
     The Downers Grove Golf Club
     2420 Haddow Avenue • 630.963.1308
     The Downers Grove Golf Club offers a park-like
     setting and a scenic panorama for social gatherings,
     group meetings or corporate functions. Available for
     rental year round, the main room of the clubhouse
     can accommodate up to 75 people and the south
     room can accommodate up to 20 people. Customize
     your next outing or event by selecting a caterer or
     adding a tent rental. Beverage services are provided
     exclusively by the Golf Club.




  Doerhoefer Park                                                             Park Pavilions
  [Synthetic Turf Field]                                                      Many of our most
                                                                              popular parks feature
  41st & Saratoga                                                             one or more pavilions
  630.960.7250                                                                with barbeque pits,
  Get out and play like the                                                   picnic tables and public
  pros! When you rent the                                                     wash room access. Host
  synthetic turf field at                                                     your next company
  Doerhoefer Park, you’ll get                                                 picnic, birthday party,
  the whole nine yards… plus                                                  graduation party or
  91 extra. The multipurpose                                                  celebration in one of
  field is perfect for football,                                              our parks. View park
  soccer or lacrosse.                                                         locations and amenities through the Interactive Parks Map and
                                                                              download the Outdoor Facility Rental procedures and park permit
  The field is located near                                                   application at www.dgparks.org
  lighted tennis courts,
  lighted softball/baseball
  fields, basketball courts, ADA accessible play equipment, picnic tables
                                                                              Athletic Fields
  and restrooms. To reserve the field, call 630.960.7250.                     There are 48 athletic fields within the Downers Grove Park District.
                                                                              Fields are available for rent for football, soccer, lacrosse and
                                                                              softball/baseball as well as 8 basketball courts. Doerhoefer Park
                                   McCollum Park                              hosts a synthetic turf field perfect for athletic games, practices or
                                   Miniature Golf &                           tournaments.

                                   Concession Stand                           For availability of athletic fields, please call 630.960.7250.
                                                                              Reservations are subject to field and weather conditions. For a listing
                                   6801 S. Main Street                        of field locations and dimensions, visit www.dgparks.org.
                                   630.963.8793
                                   Season Begins April 14                     Special Event Permits
                                   McCollum Park Miniature Golf is a          In order to accommodate the unique needs of large groups, park
                                   great place for birthdays or for school,   permit requests with 100 or more attendees are considered a special
                                   scout or church group outings. Packages    event and require a special event application to be completed in
                                   include 18 holes of golf and lunch from    addition to the park permit request. Fees are based on a four hour
                                   the concession menu. A minimum of          minimum.
                                   eight children is required along with
                                   parental supervision. For more
                                   information turn to page 65.

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Birthday Party Service
 Your child will LOVE the party and so will yo
                                              u!
 Create an unforgettable birthday party with the Downers Grove Park District’s Birthday Party
 Service. Just invite the guests and bring your child’s favorite cake or order one of ours through              Nature Birthday Parties
 our preferred provider Sugar Bloom Bakeshop. We do the rest!                                                   Are you a real party animal?
                                                                                                                Add an exciting twist to the traditional
 All theme parties include: Two-hour party (unless                                                              birthday party and celebrate your birthday
 otherwise noted), tableware, candles, supervised theme                                                         at Lyman Woods! Your wild party includes
 activities, setup/cleanup and two birthday party leaders.                                                      outdoor adventures led by a naturalist, as
                                                                                                                well as time for opening gifts and eating
 Registration is required at least two weeks in advance.
                                                                                                                cake in the Interpretive Center or
 Call now to make arrangements for a memorable
                                                                                                                outdoors in the picnic area. Birthday party
 birthday celebration. Party planning begins upon
                                                                                                                programs feature unique outdoor
 full payment. For more information, please call
                                                                                                                adventures, age-appropriate games and
 630.963.1300. All parties are at the Lincoln Center                                                            activities, and a fun guided hike. Choose
 location unless otherwise noted.                                                                               from one of 9 nature themes for ages 3
                                                                                                                years and up!
 GymKids Parties                                        Tumble Tykes                                            Fee:         $100/party (max. 10 children)
                                                                                                                             $5/each additional child
 (Designed for children 5 - 12 years of age)            (Designed for children 3 - 6 years of age)
                                                                                                                Parties must be booked at least 2 weeks in
 For energetic kids who love to move! Children          Your preschooler will flip for our gymnastics           advance.
 play supervised games in our gymnasium led by          birthday party! Activities include supervised
 our birthday party staff followed by time in the       play on the balance beam, uneven bars, crawl            Add on Campfire Fun! Extend your party
                                                                                                                with a 30-minute campfire program, com-
 party room for refreshments. Due to gymnasium          tunnels, mats and tumbling on the big blue
                                                                                                                plete with marshmallow roasting (additional
 size, parties for children ages 9 to 12 years of age   carpet. Parties will have a maximum of 12               fee applies).
 will have a maximum of 12 participants. Parties        children. Parties are available Thursdays from
 are available Fridays from 4:30 - 6:30 pm and          5:45 to 7:15 pm. Party is located at the                Call the Interpretive Center at 630.963.9388
                                                                                                                to book your wild party!
 Saturdays from 2:30 - 4:30 pm.                         Recreation Center.
 Dance Parties                                          DJ Party
 (Designed for children 5 - 12 years of age)            (Designed for children 4 - 12 years of age)
                                                                                                                Have a Historic Birthday
 Led by our own dance instructor, children              Invite your friends to come party. A DJ will lead       at the Museum!
 warm up and learn choreographed dance                  you and your friends through 60 minutes of              Celebrate your birthday with historic
 combinations in our dance studio. The guest of         songs and activities followed by time in the            games and fun before opening your
                                                                                                                presents and enjoying your cake in the
 honor can choose the style of dance: ballet, hip-      party room for refreshments. Parties are
                                                                                                                Museum’s program room or outside in
 hop, jazz or combine styles. Music is provided.        available Thursdays and Fridays from 4:30 -             Wandschneider Park. Programs are
 Parties are available Fridays from 4:30 - 6:30 pm      6:30 pm and Saturdays from 2:30 - 4:30 pm.              customized for your child’s interests and
 and Saturdays from 2:30 - 4:30 pm.                                                                             age. Kids love the hands-on programs and
                                                        Sports Party                                            activities on their big day. Call the Museum
 Paint-N-Take Parties                                   (Designed for children 4 - 12 years of age)             to book your birthday party today!
 (Designed for children 5 - 12 years of age)            Our high energy coaches are ready to lead you
                                                                                                                Each 1½ hour birthday party at the
 Create and celebrate the art of letting your           and your friends through 60 minutes of all sorts        Museum includes:
 creativity flow in our ceramic studio. Children        of sports and activities followed by time in the        • 45-60 minute historic game program led
 will paint ceramic pottery pieces that are ready       party room for refreshments. Parties are                  by Museum Staff
 to take home the same day. Parties are available       available at the Lincoln Center Fridays from            • Use of Museum’s program room or out-
 Thursdays and Fridays from 4:30 - 6:30 pm and          4:30 - 6:30 pm and Saturdays from 2:30 -                  side area in Wandschneider Park
 Saturdays from 2:30 - 4:30 pm.                         4:30 pm or at the Recreation Center Sundays             • Use of dishes
                                                        from 2:00 - 4:00 pm.                                    • Time for opening gifts and eating cake
                                                                                                                Parties must be booked at least two weeks in
 Birthday Bake-A-Thon (Designed for children 5 - 12 years of age)                                               advance. Participants provide their own
 A deliciously good time! Bake the day away with cupcake creations and design a personalized apron              refreshments.
 for future culinary fun! Parties are available Thursdays and Fridays from 4:30 - 6:30 pm and                   Fees: $90/party (max. 10 children)
 Saturdays from 2:30 - 4:30 pm.                                                                                       $5 each additional child (up to 10 total)


 PARTY FEES                                                                                                                Cake option: Please call
                                                                                                                           630.963.1300 for details.
                 GymKids        Dance          Paint-N-Take   Bake-A-Thon    Tumble Tykes    Sports Party   DJ Party       Meal option: one-topping pizzas
 # in Party      $R/NR          $R/NR          $R/NR          $R/NR          $R/NR           $R/NR          $R/NR          # in Party
 1 - 12          $150/$225      $180/$270      $192/$288      $192/$288      $120/$180       $180/$270      $200/$300      1 - 8 . . . . . . . . . . . $29
 Per person* $9/$14             $10/$15        $12/$18        N/A            N/A             $10/$15        $13/$20        9-16 . . . . . . . . . . . . $43
 *over 12 guests                                                                                                           17-20 . . . . . . . . . . $57

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                                                                                                                                    4500 Fitness
                                                                               4500 Fitness is committed to offering services and programs that promote
                                                                               healthy lifestyles and enhance body and mind. Here you’ll find friendly and
                                                                               knowledgeable staff who will help you meet your fitness goals, a wide array of
                                                                               group fitness classes, open gyms, free screenings and other opportunities to learn
                                                                               more about healthy living. You’ll also find people just like you who want to get fit
                                                                               and have fun at a welcoming facility close to home.
                                                                               4500 Fitness memberships can be purchased at the Recreation Center,
       4500 Belmont Road, Downers Grove, IL 60515                              4500 Belmont Road. Call 630.960.7250 for information.
                630.960.7250 • www.dgparks.org




MISSION
4500 Fitness provides a friendly
community atmosphere that
promotes a healthy lifestyle in a
comfortable environment.

Fitness Center Hours
Monday - Friday ...................................5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday..................................................6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sunday ....................................................7:00 am - 6:00 pm
                                                                                5 for $25
REGISTRATION HOURS                                                              Holiday Guest Pass
Monday - Friday ....................................8:00 am - 8:00 pm           Makes a GREAT Holiday gift!
Saturday & Sunday ................................8:00 am - 3:00 pm
                                                                                                   Give the gift of health this season with a
HOLIDAY HOURS                                                                                      Holiday Guest pass from 4500 Fitness.
Visit www.dgparks.org for special Holiday Hours.
                                                                                                    Shed the holiday pounds with five workouts.
Health & Wellness Screenings                                                                          This pass is for anyone ages 15 and older; all five visits
                                                                               On sale                 must be used by January 31, 2012. Participants are issued
For Seminar and Screening opportunities, contact the Public
Information Team at 630.963.1300 or partners@dgparks.org.
                                                                               through                  a non-transferable play pass.
                                                                               December 30!

Business Membership –                                                                                                      Real Benefits!
Downers Grove Companies
Make fitness part of your workday with our local business
                                                                                 Work in                                   4500 Fitness Annual Passes include:
                                                                                                                           • Friendly, professional certified staff
membership. Employees of any business that pays taxes to                         Downers Grove                             • Community atmosphere
the Downers Grove Park District are eligible to purchase a                       With proof of employment                  • Comfortable environment
Fitness Center annual membership at resident rates.                                                                        • Personal viewing screens
                                                                                 you can receive resident rates
                                                                                                                           • More than 40 cardiovascular machines
Have a minimum of six employees from your company;                               on the following:                         • Reduced rates on Group Exercise
receive special discounts and incentives when you sign
                                                                                                                             classes & Premier classes
up together. Employees must be full-time and provide                             •   Fitness Membership
                                                                                                                           • Opportunity to purchase a Member
proof of employment, at the time of enrollment.                                  •   Daily FC Guest Pass                     Only Unlimited Group Exercise
Contact the Membership Services Department at                                    •   Track Membership                        Membership
630.960.7250 for more information.
                                                                                 •   Daily Track Pass                      • Free admission to open gyms
                                                                                 •   Open Gym                              • 3-lane suspended walking/running
Gift Cards for Fun & Fitness                                                                                                 track (9 laps/mile)
Downers Grove Park District gift cards can be used for                           •   Group Exercise Daily
                                                                                                                           • Steam rooms (located in each locker
programs and services at the Recreation and Fitness                              •   Group Exercise 10 and 20                room)
Center, Lincoln Center and Golf Club. Gift cards can be                              visit play pass                       • Equipment orientation
purchased for any amount up to $500 and can be                                                                             • Special rates on programs & services
redeemed when registering for any recreation program.                                                                      • Towel service
                                                                                                                           • Free Weights

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4500 Fitness

                                                                      FITNESS MEMBER UNLIMITED GROUP EXERCISE ADD-ON
    Membership Types                                                  Membership Type
                                                                      Fitness Member*
                                                                                                 Paid in Full
                                                                                                    $192
                                                                                                                  Payment Plan
                                                                                                                   $16/month
    RESIDENT
    Membership                    Paid     Payment Enrollment         As an active fitness member, unlimited group exercise can be added to your
    Type                         in Full     Plan     Fee
    Individual (min. 15 years)    $300      $25       $79             membership. This add-on will allow you to take all classes on the Group
    Household of 2                $525      $43.75    $129            Exercise Class Schedule. All participants must be 14 years of age and older.
    Household of 3 or more        $675      $56.25    $149            *This fee is per person on the membership.
    Senior Individual             $235      $19.58    $49             FITNESS MEMBER UNLIMITED KIDZONE ADD-ON
    Senior Couple                 $375      $31.25    $79
    Student                       $235      $19.58    $49             Membership Type            Paid in Full     Payment Plan
    Military                      $235      $19.58    $49             One child                     $168           $14/month
    Business                      $300      $25       $79             Two children                  $252           $21/month
                                                                      Three or more children        $336           $28/month
    NON-RESIDENT
    Membership                    Paid     Payment Enrollment         All children must be in the same household of the associated active fitness
    Type                         in Full     Plan     Fee             member.
    Individual (min. 15 years)   $450       $37.50    $79             Reinstatement of your unlimited Group Exercise or Kidzone add-on within
    Household of 2               $788       $65.67    $129
    Household of 3 or more       $1,013     $84.42    $149
                                                                      6 months of cancelling the add-on will require a $25 reinstatement fee.
    Senior Individual            $350       $29.17    $49
    Senior Couple                $560       $46.67    $79
    Student                      $350       $29.17    $49             PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE. We reserve the right to cancel or change
    Military                     $350       $29.17    $49             membership options.


    Payment Plan Option: If you choose the convenient payment plan option, the first month payment will be prorated from the date of
    sign-up to the date of the first monthly billing and will be due at the time of purchase. Payment plan memberships will remain active until a
    30-day written notice of cancellation has been made to the Downers Grove Park District.


 Enrollment Fees                                     Try 4500 Fitness Center with a Guest Pass
 Enrollment fees are for new members or if a         If you’d like to see how 4500 Fitness can            Weekly and monthly guest passes can be
 membership has been inactive for more than          benefit you but are not ready to buy an              used toward an annual membership. You
 60 days. Enrollment fees are non-refundable         annual pass, you can purchase a guest pass.          must purchase an annual pass prior to
 and the maximum enrollment fee per                  Guest fees are available for the Fitness Center,     expiration of the guest pass. The annual pass
 household is $149 while all members remain          walking/running track and open gyms. Guest           must be paid in full and you may only use
 active per membership year. If a new                fees are valid on purchase date only.                one guest pass toward the membership.
 member is adding on to an existing                  Fitness Center    $R     $NR
 membership, the enrollment fee will be              Daily             $10    $15
 based on age: $79 for ages 23 and up; $49           Weekly            $35    $60
                                                     Monthly           $60    $90
 ages 15 - 22 and ages 62 and older.                                                                                       New Sp
 Enrollment fees must be paid in full at the                                                                             Offer for Secial
                                                                                                                                    tud
 time of sign-up.                                                                                                           Members ent
                                                        Student
 Facility Rentals
 The Recreation Center gymnasiums and
                                                        Winter Break
 multipurpose room are available for                    Special
 community rental. For more information,                You must show current
 call 630.960.7250 or refer to pages 6 - 7.             school ID and be 15 to
                                                        23 years of age. On sale
 Equipment Orientation                     Free!        from November 14 to
 A 30-minute introduction to cardiovascular             January 14.
 equipment and some selectorized resistance
 machines. Our nationally certified personal            Student Winter
 training staff will instruct you on proper             Week is $20.
 form, technique and starting positions. Sign           Student Winter
 up at the Fitness Center desk or make an               Month is $45.
 appointment by calling 630.960.7250. The
 equipment orientation is free for annual and           Some restrictions
 summer members only. For program design,               apply.
 personal training is recommended.

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                                                                                                                                   4500 Fitness

Teen Fitness                               Teens age 12 to 14 can get certified to be a Fitness Center member by completing a training program with
                                           an American Council on Exercise certified personal trainer. This personalized training program includes
University                                 three one-hour sessions focused on proper warm-up, strength, cardiovascular conditioning, flexibility,
                                           cool-down, nutrition, fitness etiquette and safe and correct form on Fitness Center machines. Eligibility
Become a Fitness                           is determined by the personal trainer. Once you are certified, you are eligible to purchase a Fitness Center
                                           membership (additional fees apply). Contact the Recreation Center at 630.960.7250 for details. Parent
Center member                              must attend the first session. Download forms at www.dgparks.org.
before age 15!                             Fee:       Resident: $60        Nonresident: $90


                                                      Fitness Assessment                                          Indoor Track
                                                      Let our certified professionals assess your                 The suspended
                                                      fitness levels with our new Polar BodyAge™                  indoor track
                                                      system. This new reporting system tells an                  allows you to walk
                                                      individual how their chronological age                      or run regardless
                                                      compares with that of their body. The                       of the weather.
                                                      healthier their lifestyle and the fitter they are,          The three-lane
                                                      the lower their BodyAge. A series of tests                  track (9 laps/mile)
                                                      performed by a certified personal trainer of                overlooks the
                                                      4500 Fitness will assess the core areas of                  main gymnasium
                                                      fitness, body composition, flexibility, strength            and offers views
                                                      and cardiovascular endurance. Biometric                     of the Downers
                                                      assessments, such as cholesterol, can also be               Grove Park District Golf Club. All track
                                                      brought in by the participant if they wish to               users must wear the wristbands issued at the
Massage Therapy                                       receive a more in-depth analysis. Your                      Recreation Center front desk.
(Packages available)                                  cholesterol results should be within the past 6             INDOOR TRACK FEES
Therapists: Bonnie Bonnecarre,                        months for optimum results. The system is                   Pass Type                 $R/$NR
John Jardon & Patti Mickow                            extremely accurate and provides the                         Daily Pass                $2/$3 (valid only on
Take time for a massage and reduce stress,            participant with options on how to improve                                            purchase date)
relax your muscles and boost your                     their BodyAge. The participant receives an                  3-month Pass              $50/$75
circulatory and immune systems. Let our               itemized, printed report for their reference.               Annual Pass               $150/$225
staff of licensed professional therapists                                                                         Senior 3-month Pass       $25/$38
                                                      Call the Recreation Center at 630.960.7250 to               Senior Annual Pass        $100/$150
soothe your aches and pains, help you gain            schedule your BodyAge test today!
more energy and feel better.                                                                                      Passes are nonrefundable/nontransferable.
                                                      $FM/R/NR:           $35/$46/$69
Session                     $FM/R/NR                                                                              TRACK REMINDERS:
30 minutes                  $40/$50/$60                                                                           • All track users must be fitness members,
60 minutes                  $65/$75/$85
                                                      Locker Room Facilities                                        track members or paid daily fee users.
90 minutes                  $85/$95/$105              Fitness Center and gymnasium locker rooms                   • Children under the age of 7 are not allowed
5 (60 minute) sessions $305/$355/$405                 are available. Long-term locker rentals are                   on the track.
10 (60 minute) sessions $590/$690/$790                available for fitness members at an additional              • Ages 7 - 12 must be accompanied by a
20 (60 minute) sessions $1,140/$1,340/$1,540          fee. Rental lockers are located in the hallway                paying parent/guardian.
Sessions expire six months from date of purchase.     leading to the fitness locker rooms. Stop by                • Senior rate available for 62 years or better.
No-shows and cancellations made less than             the Registration Desk to rent today!                        Visit website www.dgparks.org for all track
24 hours in advance will be charged full              6 month $30                                                 rules and procedures.
price.                                                12 month $60



   Personal Training
   If you are looking for real results, make an                                     Fitness            Non-                                  Fitness          Non-
   appointment with a personal trainer who                                         Member            member            Partner              Member          member
   will work with you to design a customized                     Individual          Rate              Rate            Training               Rate            Rate
   program. Personal trainers help you start up an               Package           1 HOUR            1 HOUR            Package†             1 HOUR          1 HOUR
                                                                 1 session           $45                $55            1 session              $70              $90
   exercise program, learn correct and safe techniques,          5 sessions          $215              $265            5 sessions             $340            $440
   find information on health and wellness, stay                 10 sessions         $410              $510            10 sessions            $660            $860
   motivated and meet your goals. For information or             20 sessions         $780              $980            20 sessions           $1,280          $1,680
   to make an appointment with a personal trainer,               All sessions expire six months from date of purchase. Ask about our new Pilates personal training.
   call 630.960.7250. Download forms online at                   †Partner training consists of two people trained in the same session by the same trainer.
   www.dgparks.org.                                              No-shows and cancellations made less than 24 hours in advance will be charged full price.



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4500 Fitness

                               H
 PREMIER GROUP FITNESS CLASSES l
                        H
 Tai Ji Quan for Health l                                                           H
                                                                         Chair Yoga l
 Experience the many health benefits of this traditional Chinese         Practice yoga in a chair. Experience the ancient fitness science of
 exercise and martial art. Authentic Tai Ji Quan focuses the mind        Hatha Yoga. Gently strengthen your spine and core, increase
 and gently works the entire body through slow, balanced, circular       flexibility and mobility and leave this class relaxed and balanced.
 movements. Exercises help you improve concentration, reduce             No class March 27.
 mental stress, stimulate circulation and breathing and develop          Age:      Adult                   m/M:            6/20
 better balance, flexibility and strength. Individuals can make the      Location: Lincoln Center          Instructor:     Karen Beagley
 exercise as gentle or vigorous as they desire and it is ideal for men   Class #     Date          Day     Time                 $FM/R/NR
 and women of all fitness levels. No class January 31, February 2,       330110-01   1/10 - 2/14   TU      9:30 - 10:25 am      $36/$48/$72
 April 17 & 19.                                                          330110-02   2/28 - 4/10   TU      9:30 - 10:25 am      $36/$48/$72
                                                                         330110-03   4/17 - 5/22   TU      9:30 - 10:25 am      $36/$48/$72
 Age:      16 & up                 m/M:              6/20
 Location: Lincoln Center          Instructor:       Judith Kline
 Class #     Level         Date    Time              $FM/R/NR                         H
                                                                         Tibetan Yoga l
 330108-01   1/10 - 3/13   TU      7:30 - 8:25 pm    $54/$72/$108        Learn a method of practicing yoga based on Five Tibetan Rites that
 330108-02   3/20 - 5/22   TU      7:30 - 8:25 pm    $54/$72/$108        can easily be done at home each day. This program, often described
 330108-03   1/12 - 3/15   TH      9:30 - 10:25 am   $54/$72/$108
                                                                         as a modified yoga program, can improve your health and vitality
 330108-04   3/22 - 5/24   TH      9:30 - 10:25 am   $54/$72/$108
                                                                         when practiced daily. Undulating between yoga poses gives us many
                                                                         of the benefits of a 90 minute yoga session in a condensed amount
               H
 Yoga Pregnant l                                                         of time. Breath work, relaxation and restorative poses are included.
 Stay healthy during your pregnancy with yoga! Learn safe yoga           No class March 27.
 moves that keep you balanced, strong and focused. Yoga breathing        Age:        16 & up m/M:        6/20
 and meditation benefit both you and your baby. This class is also       Instructor: Kim Zahour
 recommended for women returning to fitness after delivery. No           Location: Lincoln Center
 class March 28 & 29.                                                    Class #   Level       Date Time                      $FM/R/NR
 Age:      16 & up                m/M:                 6/15              330130-01 1/10 - 3/13 TU 6:00 - 6:45 pm              $60/$80/$120
 Location: Recreation Center      Instructor:          Susan Mitchell    330130-02 3/20 - 5/22 TU 6:00 - 6:45 pm              $54/$72/$108
 Class #     Date          Day    Time                 $FM/R/NR
 330111-01   1/11 - 2/15   W      10:00 - 10:55 am     $36/$48/$72                        H
                                                                         Meditation Class l
 330111-02   2/29 - 4/11   W      10:00 - 10:55 am     $36/$48/$72
                                                                         Learn to use breath work (pranayama) and meditation to reduce
 330111-03   4/18 - 5/23   W      10:00 - 10:55 am     $36/$48/$72
                                                                         stress and increase focus in your life. This class introduces you to a
 Location:   Lincoln Center
 Class #     Date          Day    Time                 $FM/R/NR          variety of meditation techniques and breathing exercises that
 330111-04   1/12 - 2/16   TH     6:30 - 7:25 pm       $36/$48/$72       improve lung capacity. Each week experience a different meditation,
 330111-05   3/1 - 4/12    TH     6:30 - 7:25 pm       $36/$48/$72       visualization and guided mantra. No class March 29.
 330111-06   4/19 - 5/24   TH     6:30 - 7:25 pm       $36/$48/$72       Age:      16 & up           m/M:                  6/20
                                                                         Location: Recreation Center Instructor:           Amy Merritt
                                                                         Class #     Date          Day    Time                $FM/R/NR
 H
 l Earn Reward Points for participation                                  330113-01   1/12 - 2/16   TH     8:00 - 8:45 pm      $36/$48/$72
     in Premier Group Fitness Classes. See page 3.                       330113-02   3/1 - 4/12    TH     8:00 - 8:45 pm      $36/$48/$72
                                                                         330113-03   4/19 - 5/24   TH     8:00 - 8:45 pm      $36/$48/$72




                                                                                                                         Registration deadline is
                                                                                                                         three business days prior
                                                                                                                         to the class start date. If
                                                                                                                         the class minimum is not
                                                                                                                         met, class will be
                                                                                                                         cancelled and you will be
                                                                                                                         notified. Premier classes
                                                                                                                         focus on a specific
                                                                                                                         training that will progress
                                                                                                                         over the length of class.




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TRX Suspension Training l
                        H
Build power, strength, flexibility,          Class #         Date          Day   Time
balance and mobility with the                330128-01       1/9 - 2/13    M     5:30 - 6:25 am
method of leveraging Body Weight.            330128-02       1/9 - 2/13    M     9:00 - 9:55 am
                                             330128-03       1/10 - 2/14   TU    10:05 - 11:00 am
Every exercise is powered by the             330128-05       1/11 - 2/15   W     8:00 - 8:55 pm
abdominals. Form technique will be           330128-06       1/12 - 2/16   TH    6:00 - 6:55 pm
monitored and modifications given            330128-07       1/13 - 2/17   F     5:30 - 6:25 am
to enable each participant to be safely      330128-09       2/27 - 4/9    M     5:30 - 6:25 am
challenged. This class is for all levels     330128-10       2/27 - 4/9    M     9:00 - 9:55 am
and is used in rehabilitating weak           330128-11       2/28 - 4/10   TU    10:05 - 11:00 am
muscles and for challenging strong           330128-13       2/29 - 4/11   W     8:00 - 8:55 pm
                                             330128-14       3/1 - 4/12    TH    6:00 - 6:55 pm
muscles through leveraging, gravity,
                                             330128-15       3/2 - 4/13    F     5:30 - 6:25 am
and speed. As control is achieved,           330128-17       4/16 - 5/21   M     5:30 - 6:25 am
cardio challenges will be structured in      330128-18       4/16 - 5/21   M     9:00 - 9:55 am
the class activity. No class March 26,       330128-19       4/17 - 5/22   TU    10:05 - 11:00 am
27, 28, 29, 30, 31.                          330128-21       4/18 - 5/23   W     8:00 - 8:55 pm            Build power,
Age:          15 & up      m/M: 6/10         330128-22       4/19 - 5/24   TH    6:00 - 6:55 pm
$FM/R/NR      $72/$96/$144                   330128-23       4/20 - 5/25   F     5:30 - 6:25 am            strength,
Location:     Recreation Center                                                                            flexibility,
Instructor:   Staff                                                                                        balance & mobility


                             H
   Weight Training for Women l                                                                                H
                                                                                                        HABIT l
   Join this introductory weight training                                                               Learn ways to activate one zone of the body while
   program designed just for women.                                                                     channeling through the other zones to target the
   Learn resistance training methods                                                                    HIPS, ABS, BUTT and INNER THIGH! Commit
   and techniques, proper form and                                                                      time to your middle and bottom half with lunges,
   personal program design. Muscle                                                                      squats, band work, leg lifts and core abdominal
   training theory, including warm-up, cool-down and reps is discussed. Classes include                 work to firm up the targeted areas that HABIT
   workouts with information presented during rest periods. No class March 27 & 29.                     defines. No class March 26.
   Age:      15 & up                                                                                    Age:          16 & up
   Location: Recreation Center              Instructor: Jeanette Kay                                    Location:     Recreation Center
   Class #       Date           Day         Time                  $FM/R/NR            m/M               $FM/R/NR:     $36/$48/$72
   330103-01     1/10 - 2/14    TU          7:00 - 7:50 pm        $36/$48/$72         5/15              Instructor:   Kathy Ross
   330103-02     1/12 - 2/16    TH          7:00 - 7:50 pm        $36/$48/$72         5/15              Class #       Date          Day   Time               m/M
   330103-03     1/10 - 2/16    TU & TH     7:00 - 7:50 pm        $63/$84/$126        3/10              330127-01     1/9 - 2/13    M     12:00 - 12:45 pm   6/15
   330103-04     2/28 - 4/10    TU          7:00 - 7:50 pm        $36/$48/$72         5/15              330127-02     2/27 - 4/9    M     12:00 - 12:45 pm   6/15
   330103-05     3/1 - 4/12     TH          7:00 - 7:50 pm        $36/$48/$72         5/15              330127-03     4/16 - 5/21   M     12:00 - 12:45 pm   6/15
   330103-06     2/28 - 4/12    TU & TH     7:00 - 7:50 pm        $63/$84/$126        3/10
   330103-07     4/17 - 5/22    TU          7:00 - 7:50 pm        $36/$48/$72         5/15
   330103-08     4/19 - 5/24    TH          7:00 - 7:50 pm        $36/$48/$72         5/15
   330103-09     4/17 - 5/24    TU & TH     7:00 - 7:50 pm        $63/$84/$126        3/6




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Pilates for Golfers l                                                                                   H
                                                                                     Pilates Essentials l
Turn your focus to progressive strengthening and stretching to achieve               Learn correct posture alignments that are essential in developing a
the greatest mobility and control in your golf swing. Strengthening and              strong core. This class is recommended for beginners and experienced
stretching neck, shoulders, hips, back and core are the focus for this               Pilates participants wanting more hands-on correction. Classes include
Pilates class. No class March 27.                                                    workouts and Pilates information handouts. No class March 26 & 29.
Age:      16 & up                    m/M:             6/15                           Age:      14 & up                      m/M:                  6/15
Location: Lincoln Center             Instructor:      Susan Mitchell                 Location: Recreation Center            Instructor:           Linda Ruff
Class #       Date             Day   Time             $FM/R/NR                       Class #        Date            Day     Time                  $FM/R/NR
330112-01     1/10 - 2/14      TU    6:30 - 7:25 pm   $36/$48/$72                    330100-01      1/9 - 2/13      M       8:00 - 8:55 pm        $36/$48/$72
330112-02     2/28 - 4/10      TU    6:30 - 7:25 pm   $36/$48/$72                    330100-03      2/27 - 4/9      M       8:00 - 8:55 pm        $36/$48/$72
330112-03     4/17 - 5/22      TU    6:30 - 7:25 pm   $36/$48/$72                    330100-05      4/16 - 5/21     M       8:00 - 8:55 pm        $36/$48/$72



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4500 Fitness

                                                                               Yoga For Kids
                                                                               Help your child develop mind and body.
                                                                               Yoga improves flexibility, strength and
                                                                               self-confidence. Simple poses connected
                                                                               to the natural world create a fun way
                                                                               to exercise. Children should dress
                                                                               in comfortable clothes. No class
                                                                               January 16 and March 5,
                                                                               26 & 27.
                                                                               m/M:         6/12
                                                                               Instructors: (M) Karen Beagley
                                                                                            (TU) Carrie Santuci
                                                                               Location: Recreation Center
                                                                               Class #     Age          Date           Day Time             $FM/R/NR
                                                                               330105-01   3 - 5 years 1/9 - 2/13      M     4:10 - 4:55 pm $26/$35/$53
                                                                               330105-02   6 - 8 years 1/10 - 2/14     TU 4:10 - 4:55 pm $32/$42/$63

 Group Exercise                                                                330105-03
                                                                               330105-04
                                                                               330105-05
                                                                                           9 - 12 years 1/10 - 2/14
                                                                                           3 - 5 years 2/27 - 4/9
                                                                                           6 - 8 years 2/28 - 4/10
                                                                                                                       TU 5:00 - 5:45 pm $32/$42/$63
                                                                                                                       M     4:10 - 4:55 pm $26/$35/$53
                                                                                                                       TU 4:10 - 4:55 pm $32/$42/$63

 Classes                                                                       330105-06
                                                                               330105-07
                                                                               330105-08
                                                                                           9 - 12 years 2/28 - 4/10
                                                                                           3 - 5 years 4/16 - 5/21
                                                                                           6 - 8 years 4/17 - 5/22
                                                                                                                       TU 5:00 - 5:45 pm $32/$42/$63
                                                                                                                       M     4:10 - 4:55 pm $32/$42/$63
                                                                                                                       TU 4:10 - 4:55 pm $32/$42/$63
                                                                               330105-09   9 - 12 years 4/17 - 5/22    TU 5:00 - 5:45 pm $32/$42/$63
 Check online at www.dgparks.org in the fitness section                        Location:   Lincoln Center              Instructor: Amy Merritt
 under group exercise tab for a current class schedule                         Class #     Age          Date           Day Time             $FM/R/NR
 and descriptions.                                                             330105-10   3 - 5 years 1/10 - 2/14     TU 9:00 - 9:45 am $32/$42/$63
 Participate in a variety of group exercise classes intended for all fitness   330105-11   3 - 5 years 2/28 - 4/10     TU 9:00 - 9:45 am $32/$42/$63
                                                                               330105-12   3 - 5 years 4/17 - 5/22     TU 9:00 - 9:45 am $32/$42/$63
 levels by purchasing visits that will be tracked by a Play Pass. Check
 our Group Exercise schedule and choose a class that meets your
 needs.                                                                        Fitness Training for Kids
 Group Exercise options are available in one, 10-, or 20-visit                 Kids will participate in various sports drills and games to increase
 denominations and can be purchased by walk-in registration at the             speed, agility and strength. Class is for all fitness levels. Proper
 Recreation Center. Fitness Center members can add an Unlimited                warm-up, core conditioning and cool down will be included.
 Group Exercise to their active membership. See Membership Types               No class March 28.
                                                                               Age:      10 - 14 years
 for more information. Mail-in registrations are not accepted.
                                                                               Location: Recreation Center            Instructor:       Michael Willison
 If you are attending any of the                                               Class #     Date            Day        Time              $FM/R/NR       m/M
 Pilates or yoga classes you are                                               330107-02   1/11- 2/15      W          4:10 - 4:55 pm    $32/$42/$63    5/15
 encouraged to bring your own mat.                  Please visit               330107-05   2/29 - 4/11     W          4:10 - 4:55 pm    $32/$42/$63    5/15
                                               www.dgparks.org                 330107-08   4/18 - 5/23     W          4:10 - 4:55 pm    $32/$42/$63    5/15
 No Classes:
 Christmas Eve Day    December 24            for class descriptions.
 Christmas Day        December 25                                              Speed and Agility Training                                 Calling
 New Year’s Eve Day   December 31              Boot Camp                       Ages 8 - 13                                             All Athletes!
 New Year’s Day       January 1                Body Pump                       Looking to give your child the edge, with speed
 Easter               April 8                                                  and agility training along with basic fitness and strength that goes
 Memorial Day         May 28                 Drills Extreme
                                                                               beyond the court, field or their chosen play. This training will focus
 Holiday Schedule:
                                            Cycle • Just Lift                  on drills and exercises that promote the increasing skills in speed,
 December 19 - January 2                   Low Impact & Tone                   quickness, agility and balance. Taught by a 22 year veteran in the
 March 26 - April 1                              Pilates                       Fitness Field, Pete Wilt is certified by the American Council on
                                                                               Exercise and is dedicated to providing you with the knowledge and
 Group Exercise Options                     Pilates Athletic                   motivation to achieve and maintain your sports performance
 # of visits          $FM/R/NR
 One visit            $8/$10/$15           Pilates Plus • PiYo                 objectives.
 10 visit             $51/$58/$87         Sculpt • Step & Tone                 Location: Recreation Center Gym                      m/M:        6/20
 20 visit             $98/$112/$170                                            $R/NR:    $75/$112.50
 Unlimited            $192/NA / NA             Turbo Kick                      Class #:    Date          Day:         Grade:        Time:
 Payment plan available.                      Yoga • Zumba                     330129-01   3/26 - 3/29   M - TH       3rd/4th       9:00 - 10:15 am
                                                                               330129-02   3/26 - 3/29   M - TH       5th/6th       10:45 am - 12:00 pm
 See page 10 for more information.



                                                                               YOUTH
                                                                               330129-03   3/26 - 3/29   M - TH       7th/8th       1:00 - 2:15 pm
 All passes expire 6 months from the date of purchase.
 Classes are subject to change based on participation.


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Kidzone Childcare
For children of Recreation and Fitness Center and
Downers Grove Golf Club patrons.
Keep your mind on your workout and let our trained staff keep an eye
on your children. The Kidzone Childcare Center is dedicated to the care
of children of 4500 Fitness and Golf Club patrons while they are
participating in facility activities.
The Kidzone Childcare Center is available year-round on a first-come,
first-served basis for children ages 12 weeks to 12 years. Reservations
ARE STRONGLY recommended, as a maximum number of children per
staff will be adhered to. All children under 12 years of age must be in
Kidzone, in a Recreation and Fitness Center program or under the direct
supervision of their parent while in the facility. Please note special
policies and procedures at www.dgparks.org or call 630.960.7250 for
more information.

Using Kidzone Childcare:
Before your first visit, please visit www.dgparks.org under the fitness tab in
Kidzone to find procedures and policies.
Kidzone Childcare Hours:
Visit www.dgparks.org or call 630.960.7250 for current schedule. We
reserve the right to cancel or change times due to low attendance.
Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 1:00 pm
Monday - Friday 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Saturday               8:30 to 11:30 am
Please visit online at www.dgparks.org for the most current availability.
We reserve the right to cancel or change times.
HOLIDAY HOURS: Kidzone will be closed on holidays.

Kidzone Pass Cards:
• Purchase pass cards at the Recreation Center front desk
• Passes are nonrefundable
  and do not guarantee
  space in the childcare
  room
• Passes expire six months                                                       Fitness Fun
  from date of purchase                                                          Kidzone is offering a supervised open gym for
• One hour minimum                                                               children 5 to 12 years of age. Have them exercise
  charge, two hour                                                               while you do!
  maximum per day                                                                For non-members please refer to the Pass Card fees (see below).
# of hours    $FM/R/NR                                                           $15 unlimited/child for fitness members.
1 hour        $3/$3/$5                                                           Date           Day        Time            Fee
                                                                                 12/19 - 12/23 M - F       8:30 - 11:30 am $15 unlimited
10 hours      $23/$27/$42                                                        12/26 - 12/30                             child Fitness
20 hours      $44/$52/$82                                                                                                  Members
Unlimited Kidzone is
                                                                                 3/26 - 3/30    M-F      8:30 - 11:30 am $10 unlimited
available for fitness members.
                                                                                                                         child Fitness
*See page 10 for Fitness                                                                                                 Members
Member Types.                                                                    One hour minimum charge, two hour maximum per day.
                                                                                 Sign in at Kidzone and your child receives a wristband to
                                                                                 wear for Fitness Fun, located in the main gym. We reserve
                                                                                 the right to cancel or change the program at any time.


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WINTER/SPRING OPEN GYMS

                                                           Open Gyms
                                                                              Get your game leagues !
                                                                                              on
                                                                                                                           are for
                                                                               Practice your moves, play with friends, prep
                                                                                                                         Drop in for
                                                                               and stay active at the Recreation Center.
                                                                                                                             advantage of
                                                                               basketball, volleyball and badminton or take
                                                                                                                          ssar y or accepted
                                                                               parent-tot times. No reservations are nece
                                                                                                                            e on a first-
                                                                               for open gym programs. Courts are availabl
                                                                               come, first-served basis.

   Parent/Child Open                        Open Gym Schedules                                 Admission Policies
                                            Open gym schedules are available the 15th          Fees are collected at the Recreation Center
   Gymnastics                               of the prior month at the Recreation Center,       registration counter. You must provide
   Parents supervise as children work       4500 Belmont Road, at Lincoln Center,              verification of residency within Downers
   on gymnastics equipment,                 935 Maple Ave. and online at www.dgparks.org.      Grove Park District boundaries to receive
   including the preschool balance          Look for special holiday hours and schools out     resident rates when you purchase passes or pay
   beam and uneven bars. Balls and          schedules to be added seasonally.                  the daily fee. There are three ways to pay
   smaller equipment are available for                                                         during open gym times:
   toddlers. Monthly schedules are          Residency Requirements                             • Your 4500 Fitness Center annual membership
   available at the Recreation Center,      You must provide verification of residency or        includes free admission to all open gyms
   4500 Belmont Road, Lincoln Center,       employment within Downers Grove Park                 except batting cages and parent/tot gymnastics.
   935 Maple Avenue and online at           District boundaries to receive resident rates      • Admission to open gyms is also available by
   www.dgparks.org.                         when you purchase passes or pay the daily fee.       paying the daily fee.
   Age:      10 mos - 7 years & parent      Without proof of residency, the nonresident        • Downers Grove Park District residents can
                                            rate will be charged.                                purchase a multiple use pass for badminton,
   Badminton Open Gym                                                                            basketball, volleyball and parent/tot
   We have 8 courts set up for single       Wrist Bands                                          gymnastics open gyms. Members need to
   and doubles play on Thursday             Each participant in any open gym program is          check-in at the Fitness Center to receive a
   nights. On Sundays there will be         given a wristband that must be worn during           wristband.
   4 courts set up for family play, 4       the entire open gym time. Wristbands show          • Multiple use pass expires one year from date
   courts set up for children under         proof of payment and help park district staff        of purchase.
   14 years of age, and 8 courts set        control the number of participants in the gym.
   up for adults only. Both residents                                                          Each paid admission allows entry into the
   and nonresidents may purchase a                                                             gymnasium for one specific open gym
   daily fee. Residents may purchase a      Childcare                                          program and use of the locker rooms adjacent
   multiple use pass. Play pass cards       Childcare is offered during many open gym          to the gym. Open gym is a first-come first-
   cannot be shared. Racquets and           programs. See page 15 for childcare                served program. Other areas of the Recreation
   birdies are available.                   information.                                       Center may be used at an additional fee.
   Ages:       14 & up
                                            Text the word “coach” to 99000 for a chance                                        sponsored by
   Basketball & Volleyball                  to win 30 minutes in the batting cage for free
   Open Gym                                 Day/Times: Thursdays, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
                                            Dates:           January 12 through March 8
   Youth Basketball & Volleyball            Demo their 2012 baseball/softball equipment and inventory!
   Age:      17 & under                     Call for details 630.810.9811 • Playitagainsportsdownersgrove.com              1628 Ogden Avenue
                                            Standard texting rates apply.                                                    Downers Grove
   Adult Basketball & Volleyball
   Age:      18 & up
                                              Batting Cages
                                              Keep your swing sharp in the off season ─ rent a batting cage at the Recreation Center. Cages
   Residents may purchase a                   can be reserved for 30-minute time blocks for up to an hour. Pitching machine and balls are
                                              provided. Batters must be accompanied by a second participant to operate the pitching
   daily fee or multiple use pass             machine. Batters must supply a helmet and bat. Children under the age of 17 must be
   $R/NR: $3/$5 daily fee                     accompanied by an adult. Reservations must be made at the Recreation Center
   Multiple use pass:                         Registration Desk. Reservations can be made up to a month in advance, but
   $R: 10 visit/$25                           must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
   $R: 20 visit/$45                           Age: All     $R/NR: $15/$20 per half hour

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                                                                          Gymnastics and Tumbling
The Downers Grove Park District
Gymnastics program offers...
high quality, developmentally appropriate classes in a fun and safe environment. The progressive program is
designed to enhance self-esteem, increase social skills, develop self-motivation, build spatial awareness,
improve concentration, promote physical fitness and help children grow as individuals. Our knowledgeable and
experienced staff encourages each child while emphasizing safe practices. Children are evaluated at the end
of each session and are promoted as they master skills in each level. Parents receive notification when their
child is ready to move to the next level.
Attire:     Warm-up suit, T-shirt, shorts and socks or leotard with or without shorts. Long hair must be tied back.
Notes:      Child must be age specified within one week after the start date of class or have instructor approval. There
            are no makeup classes for absences. Parent observation is provided in a designated viewing area. Some
            classes held at the Recreation Center may not have daily observation available.
DGN:        North High School Gymnastics Facility is located in the south building. Enter from the Prince Street
            courtyard. Parking is available in the Saratoga Avenue lot.


                                H
Rock ’n’ Rollers (Parent/Child) l
(18 months to 3½ years)
                                                                        Little Rascals Rhythmic
These parent/child gymnastics classes emphasize motor
development and spatial awareness. Childcare is available in
                                                                        Gymnastics l H
Kidzone for siblings. No class March 26 - March 30.
                                                                        (For Boys and Girls)
Rock ’n’ Rollers I: 18 months - 30 months with parent                   Introduce your child to the wonderful activity of rhythmic
Rock ’n’ Rollers II: 30 months - 3½ years with parent                   gymnastics! This sport offers the opportunity to gain ability and self-
Location: Recreation Center                m/M:               6/10      confidence in the areas of coordination, creativity, agility, balance and
Class #     Level   Date          Day      Time               $R/NR     flexibility. Preschool rhythmic gymnastics incorporates dance, basic
350800-01   I       1/10 - 2/28   TU       9:45 - 10:15 am    $35/$52   tumbling skills and music with the use of hand apparatus such as
350800-02   I       1/9 - 2/27    M        9:00 - 9:30 am     $35/$52   ribbons, balls, ropes, clubs, hoops, balloons, scarves and beanbags.
350800-03   I       1/12 - 3/1    TH       9:00 - 9:30 am     $35/$52
350800-04   I       1/13 - 3/2    F        10:40 - 11:10 am   $35/$52   Child must be age specified within one week after the starting date of
350800-05   II      1/9 - 2/27    M        5:30 - 6:10 pm     $46/$69   class. No classes February 22, February 27, March 14 and March 19.
350800-06   II      1/10 - 2/28   TU       9:00 - 9:40 am     $46/$69   Attire:   Girls—Leotard recommended and cotton socks or
350800-07   II      1/11 - 2/29   W        10:30 - 11:10 am   $46/$69             ballet shoes.
350800-08   II      1/12 - 3/1    TH       9:35 - 10:15 am    $46/$69             Boys—Loose fitting shorts and shirt (not over-sized)
350800-09   II      1/13 - 3/2    F        9:55 - 10:35 am    $46/$69             recommended.
350800-10   I       4/3 - 5/22    TU       9:45 - 10:15 am    $35/$52   Location: Recreation Center
350800-11   I       4/2 - 5/21    M        9:00 - 9:30 am     $35/$52   Class #     Age        Date          Day   Time                $R/NR       m/M
350800-12   I       4/5 - 5/24    TH       9:00 - 9:30 am     $35/$52   350811-01   3 years    1/9 - 3/12    M     9:15 - 10:00 am     $97/$145    5/5
350800-13   I       4/6 - 5/25    F        10:40 - 11:10 am   $35/$52   350811-02   4 years    1/9 - 3/12    M     10:15 - 11:15 am    $97/$145    5/7
350800-14   II      4/2 - 5/21    M        5:30 - 6:10 pm     $46/$69   350811-03   4 years    1/9 - 3/12    M     3:00 - 4:00 pm      $97/$145    5/7
350800-15   II      4/3 - 5/22    TU       9:00 - 9:40 am     $46/$69   350811-04   5 years    1/9 - 3/12    M     4:15 - 5:15 pm      $97/$145    5/8
350800-16   II      4/4 - 5/23    W        10:30 - 11:10 am   $46/$69   350811-05   4 years    1/11 - 3/21   W     9:15 - 10:15 am     $97/$145    5/7
350800-17   II      4/5 - 5/24    TH       9:35 - 10:15 am    $46/$69   350811-06   5 years    1/11 - 3/21   W     10:30 - 11:30 am    $97/$145    5/8
350800-18   II      4/6 - 5/25    F        9:55 - 10:35 am    $46/$69   350811-07   3 years    4/2 - 5/21    M     9:15 - 10:00 am     $86/$129    5/5
                                                                        350811-08   4 years    4/2 - 5/21    M     10:15 - 11:15 am    $86/$129    5/7
                                                                        350811-09   4 years    4/2 - 5/21    M     3:00 - 4:00 pm      $86/$129    5/7
Tumblers                                                                350811-10   5 years    4/2 - 5/21    M     4:15 - 5:15 pm      $86/$129    5/8
(4 to 6 years)                                                          350811-11   4 years    4/4 - 5/23    W     9:15 - 10:15 am     $86/$129    5/7
This class is designed for children who are interested in learning      350811-12   5 years    4/4 - 5/23    W     10:30 - 11:30 am    $86/$129    5/8
tumbling skills only. The focus is on forward rolls, backward rolls,
handstands, cartwheels and roundoffs. No class March 28.                Rhythmic Gymnastics Basic Training
Location: Recreation Center        m/M:               4/5               for Girls                                                                 New!
Class #   Date              Day    Time               $R/NR             The Olympic sport of rhythmic gymnastics develops balance, strength,
350807-01 1/11 - 2/29       W      3:00 - 3:45 pm     $52/$78           coordination, grace, flexibility, basic dance and tumbling skills while utilizing
350807-02 4/4 - 5/23        W      3:00 - 3:45 pm     $52/$78           hand appraratus such as ball, hoop, rope, clubs and ribbons. No previous
                                                                        experience is necessary to enroll. No classes February 22 and March 14.
                                                                        Class #     Age          Date           Day Time               $R/NR         m/M
H
l Earn Reward Points for participation in                               350812-01 6 - 8 years 1/11 - 3/21 W 3:30 - 5:00 pm $146/$219 5/8
   Gymnastics & Tumbling Classes. See page 3.                           350812-02 6 - 8 years 4/4 - 5/23 W 3:30 - 5:00 pm $130/$195 5/8

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Gymnastics and Tumbling

 SPRING                                                New!              Eggs-cellent Parent/Tot Open
                                                                                    H
                                                                         Gymnastics l New!
 Gymnastics Clinics                                                      Children and parents will have a
                                                                         most eggs-cellent adventure as they
 The following specialty gymnastics clinics will be                      explore our gymnastics gym. Crawl,
 offered March 12 –March 22, 2012                                        climb, jump and play on equipment.
                                                                         Our egg-citing theme will have them
     Cartwheel and Handstand Clinic                                      hunting for eggs and playing themed games.
     Walkover Clinic                                                     Children will have a chance to meet and visit with a special furry bunny
                                                                         friend. Parents must stay in the gym with their child during the event.
     Flip Flop & Handspring Clinic                                       m/M:        10/15          Location: Recreation Center
     Rock & Roller                                                       Class #      Date Day Time                   Age                 $R/NR
                                                                         339500-01    4/7 SA 9:30 - 10:15 am          18 - 30 mos         $10/$15 per child
 Please check www.dgparks.org for detailed information                                                                & parent
 and to register for clinics.                                            339500-02    4/7    SA    10:45 - 11:45 am   2.5 - 4 years       $10/$15 per child



                                                                         Swingers
                                                                         (5 to 9 years)
                                                                         This class is for boys and girls with little or no gymnastics experience.
                                                                         Participants learn forward rolls, backward rolls, cartwheels, handstands,
                                                                         roundoffs and basic maneuvers on equipment. No class March 26 -
                                                                         March 30.
                                                                         Swingers I: Boys & Girls 5 - 6 years
                                                                         Swingers II: Girls 7 - 9 years
                                                                         m/M:         4/6
                                                                         Location: Recreation Center
                                                                         Class #     Level   Date          Day   Time                 $R/NR
                                                                         350802-01   I       1/11 - 2/29   W     9:15 - 10:15 am      $69/$103
                                                                         350802-02   I       1/9 - 2/27    M     1:45 - 2:45 pm       $69/$103
                                                                         350802-03   I       1/10 - 2/28   TU    1:30 - 2:30 pm       $69/$103
                                                                         350802-05   I       1/13 - 3/2    F     3:10 - 4:10 pm       $69/$103
                                                                         350802-06   II      1/10 - 2/28   TU    3:40 - 4:40 pm       $69/$103
              H                                                          350802-08   I       4/4 - 5/23    W     9:15 - 10:15 am      $69/$103
 Cartwheelers l                                                          350802-09   I       4/2 - 5/21    M     1:45 - 2:45 pm       $69/$103
 (3½ to 4 years)                                                         350802-10   I       4/3 - 5/22    TU    1:30 - 2:30 pm       $69/$103
 Young gymnasts are introduced to balance beams, uneven bars             350802-11   I       4/5 - 5/24    TH    3:15 - 4:15 pm       $69/$103
 and vaulting. The tumbling component includes skill-building            350802-12   I       4/6 - 5/25    F     3:10 - 4:10 pm       $69/$103
 activities to develop rolls, cartwheels and handstands. No class        350802-13   II      4/3 - 5/22    TU    3:40 - 4:40 pm       $69/$103
 March 26, March 27, March 28, March 29 and March 30.                    350802-14   II      4/5 - 5/24    TH    4:20 - 5:20 pm       $69/$103
 Cartwheelers I: 3½ and 4-year-olds with no gymnastics
                  experience
 Cartwheelers II: 4-year-olds with previous Cartwheelers I
                                                                         Little Kippers
                  experience                                             (4 to 6 years)
 Location:        Recreation Center            m/M:     4/7              Boys and girls are introduced to basic tumbling and gymnastics
 Class #     Level   Date          Day   Time                  $R/NR     movements through creative warm-ups, jumping and tumbling.
 350801-01   I       1/9 - 2/27    M     10:40 - 11:20 am      $46/$69   Gymnastics equipment is also featured. No class March 26 and March 28.
 350801-03   I       1/9 - 2/27    M     6:20 - 7:00 pm        $46/$69   Location: DG North High School Gymnastics Facility
 350801-04   I       1/10 - 2/28   TU    10:25 - 11:05 am      $46/$69   m/M:      4/6
 350801-05   I       1/11 - 2/29   W     11:20 am - 12:00 pm   $46/$69
                                                                         Class #     Date            Day    Time                   $R/NR
 350801-07   I       1/12 - 3/1    TH    11:20 am - 12:00 pm   $46/$69
                                                                         351000-01   1/9 - 2/27      M      6:30 - 7:10 pm         $46/$69
 350801-08   I       1/13 - 3/2    F     9:00 - 9:40 am        $46/$69
                                                                         351000-02   1/18 - 2/22     W      6:30 - 7:10 pm         $35/$52
 350801-09   II      1/9 - 2/27    M     9:45 - 10:35 am       $58/$87
                                                                         351000-03   4/2 - 5/21      M      6:30 - 7:10 pm         $46/$69
 350801-14   II      1/12 - 3/1    TH    10:25 - 11:15 am      $58/$87
                                                                         351000-04   4/4 - 5/23      W      6:30 - 7:10 pm         $46/$69
 350801-15   I       4/2 - 5/21    M     10:40 - 11:20 am      $46/$69
 350801-17   I       4/2 - 5/21    M     6:20 - 7:00 pm        $46/$69
 350801-18   I       4/3 - 5/22    TU    10:25 - 11:05 am      $46/$69
 350801-19
 350801-21
             I
             I
                     4/4 - 5/23
                     4/5 - 5/24
                                   W
                                   TH
                                         11:20 am - 12:00 pm
                                         11:20 am - 12:00 pm
                                                               $46/$69
                                                               $46/$69            Check out...
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                                                                          Tumble Tykes Party
 350801-22   I       4/6 - 5/25    F     9:00 - 9:40 am        $46/$69
 350801-23   II      4/2 - 5/21    M     9:45 - 10:35 am       $58/$87
 350801-28   II      4/5 - 5/24    TH    10:25 - 11:15 am      $58/$87

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                                                                             Gymnastics and Tumbling
                                                                     Twisters Team (Invitation Only)
                                                                     This session focuses on competitive routines for spring competitions. All
                                                                     gymnasts who wish to compete are required to participate in this session.
                                                                     Additional fees are required for participation in meets, leotards and other
                                                                     team expenses. Parents are asked to volunteer for one home meet. Gymnasts
                                                                     must practice on Tuesday and Thursday to register for Saturday practice.
                                                                     No class January 24, January 28, March 15, March 24, March 27,
                                                                     March 29, March 31, April 3, April 7 and April 10.
                                                                     Location:    DG North High School Gymnastics Facility
                                                                     Class #      Level Date           Day         Time                     $R/NR
                                                                     350900-01 4 & 5    1/17 - 5/24 TU & TH 6:30 - 8:30 pm                  $340/$510
                                                                     350900-02 6 & up 1/17 - 5/24 TU & TH 6:30 - 9:00 pm                    $425/$637
                                                                     350900-03 All      1/21 - 5/19 SA             11:00 am - 1:00 pm $144/$216
                                                                     350900-04 All      1/21 - 5/19 SA             2:00 - 4:00 pm           $144/$216
                                                                     Any new team member beginning in January sessions will not be eligible for
                                                                     competition.


Vaulters                                                                    Gliders
(Boys 5 to 13 years)                                                        (Girls 6 to 13 years)
VAULTERS I: For boys ages 5 - 9 years with little or no gymnastics          Designed for girls with
experience. Learn forward rolls, backward rolls, cartwheels,                previous gymnastics
handstands, roundoffs and basic maneuvers on equipment.                     experience who can
VAULTERS II: For boys ages 6 - 13 years with previous gymnastics            execute cartwheels and
experience and who can execute competent cartwheels, roundoffs              handstands. Gymnasts
and handstands. Work on front and back handsprings and continue             focus on one-handed
developing skills on equipment. No class March 26.                          cartwheels, round-offs
m/M:      4/6    Day:        M                                              and bridges and begin
Location: DG North High School Gymnastics Facility                          working on limbers and
Class #     Level   Date          Time               $R/NR                  walkovers. Training on
351003-01   I       1/9 - 2/27    6:30 - 7:30 pm     $69/$103               gymnastics apparatus is
351003-02   II      1/9 - 2/27    7:30 - 8:30 pm     $69/$103
351003-03   I       4/2 - 5/26    6:30 - 7:30 pm     $69/$103
                                                                            also included.
351003-04   II      4/2 - 5/26    7:30 - 8:30 pm     $69/$103               No class March 26,
                                                                            March 27, March 28 and
                                                                            March 30.
                                                                            Gliders I: 6 - 9 years
  Junior Twisters (Invitation Only)                                         Gliders II: 10 - 13 years
  Designed for girls to work on advanced skills in preparation for          Location: Recreation
  the team level. No class January 28, March 24, March 31 and                           Center
  April 7.                                                                  m/M:        4/6
  Age:      5 years & up        m/M:                4/15                    Class #     Level   Date          Day     Time               $R/NR
  Location: DG North High School Gymnastics Facility                        350803-01   I       1/9 - 2/27    M       4:10 - 5:10 pm     $69/$103
  Class #   Date            Day     Time                 $R/NR              350803-02   I       1/10 - 2/28   TU      4:45 - 5:45 pm     $69/$103
  351004-01 1/14 - 3/3      SA      9:30 - 11:00 am      $91/$136           350803-03   I       1/11 - 2/29   W       4:00 - 5:00 pm     $69/$103
  351004-02 4/14 - 5/26     SA      12:30 - 2:00 pm      $91/$136           350803-04   I       1/13 - 3/2    F       4:15 - 5:15 pm     $69/$103
                                                                            350803-05   I       4/2 - 5/21    M       4:10 - 5:10 pm     $69/$103
                                                                            350803-06   I       4/3 - 5/22    TU      4:45 - 5:45 pm     $69/$103
  Flip Floppers (Invitation Only)                                           350803-07   I       4/4 - 5/23    W       4:00 - 5:00 pm     $69/$103
  For boys and girls who have mastered back walkovers, front                350803-08   I       4/6 - 5/25    F       4:15 - 5:15 pm     $69/$103
  limbers and roundoff-rebounds. Gymnasts master back                       Location: DG North High Gymnastics Facility
  extension rolls and handstand-forward rolls. Learn flip-flops,            No class March 26 and March 28.
  front handsprings and roundoff-flip flops and continue                    Class #     Level   Date          Day     Time               $R/NR
  developing skills on equipment.                                           351002-01   I       1/18 - 2/22   W       6:30 - 7:30 pm     $52/$78
  No class March 28.                                                        351002-02   II      1/9 - 2/27    M       7:30 - 8:30 pm     $69/$103
  Age:      7 & up              m/M:                4/8                     351002-03   I       4/4 - 5/23    W       6:30 - 7:30 pm     $69/$103
  Location: DG North High School Gymnastics Facility                        351002-04   II      4/2 - 5/21    M       7:30 - 8:30 pm     $69/$103
  Class #   Date            Day     Time                 $R/NR
  351006-01 1/18 - 2/22     W       7:30 - 8:45 pm       $65/$97
  351006-02 4/4 - 5/23      W       7:30 - 8:45 pm       $87/$130



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                                                                                                                   arts!
PERFORMING ARTS
                                           Downers Grove
  Welcome to...                                   School of the
 This School has been created to bring a well-rounded yet affordable arts program to the Downers Grove community. The program
 challenges both the novice and seasoned artist in various areas from music to dance to cultural arts. Performing arts classes are offered
 in string instruments as well as voice along with our year-round dance and drama program. Cultural arts classes for both youth and
 adults include drawing, ceramics, painting and culinary arts along with various other art classes. Our goal is to nurture and spark
 creativity in all of our students. Please visit our website at www.dgparks.org for more information about our instructors.
 MUSIC RECITAL: Family and friends can enjoy the music students’ performance at a recital scheduled at Lincoln Center on Thursday,
 June 7 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.


 Guitar Lessons                                        Resident registration for voice, piano, guitar and violin begins on Saturday, December 3 at
 Each student must have a guitar in playing            8:30 am at Lincoln Center. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Nonresidents
 condition. Handouts are used to teach popular         may register for available openings on a walk-in basis beginning Monday, December 5.
 songs. Students learn to read music from the Mel         Students may register for private lessons for an additional fee. Students 18 and older
 Bay Guitar Method Series.                             must register for private lessons. No class May 26.
 Piano Lessons*                                        Age:         5 & up/Piano • 8 & up/Guitar & Violin • 10 & up/semi & private Voice
 Students are taught to read and perform pieces        *Piano classes are open to 5-year-old students who have completed one session of Early Learner Piano Lessons.
 from the John W. Schaum Piano Series. Each
                                                       Lesson books for all classes are sold in the Lincoln Center Registration Office.
 student is instructed based on completion of
 previous levels and instructor approval. Students     Location: Lincoln Center, Room 506                     m/M: 2/2
 also study music theory by completing special         Instructors: Richard Kuehl, Madelyn Kuehl & Harriet Nzinga Plumpp
 assignments.                                          Time:        Classes are 30 minutes in length.
                                                                                                                                NOW OFFER
                                                                                                                               MUSIC LESS ING
                                                                    Wednesday classes meet between 3:00 - 8:00 pm
 Violin Lessons                                                     Thursday classes meet between 4:00 - 8:00 pm
 Each student must have a violin (sized to fit the                                                                                       ONS
 student), a bow and rosin. The method book is                      Saturday classes meet between 9:00 - 11:30 am                FOR AD             ULTS!
 Muller Rusch Violin Series. Students are taught       SESSION I                   Semi-Private      Private
 musical notation, bowing and care of the              Date          Day           $R/NR             $R/NR             Instrument
 instrument through a combination of aural and         2/1 - 3/21    W             $81/$122*         $162/$244*        Piano
 traditional reading approaches.                       2/2 - 3/22    TH            $81/$122*         $162/$244*        Piano, Guitar, Violin, Other strings
                                                       2/4 - 3/24    SA            $81/$122*         $162/$244*        Piano, Guitar, Violin, Other strings
 Voice Lessons                                         4/4 - 5/23    W             $81/$122*         $162/$244*        Piano
 Students are taught proper warm-ups and               4/5 - 5/24    TH            $81/$122*         $162/$244*        Piano, Guitar, Violin, Other strings
 breathing techniques while learning how to sing       4/14 - 6/2    SA            $71/$107*         $142/$213*        Piano, Guitar, Violin, Other strings
 correctly in their vocal range. Call 630.963.1300     *Plus lesson book fees
 for information.


 Glee Club for Adults
 Warming up our voices with great technical work and warming up                      Amazingly Wonderful Improv
 our bodies with sequential movement patterns will be an essential                   Learn about the art of improvisation as you improvise scenes
 part of our class work. In our time together we will explore music                  based on the instructor’s book Amazingly Wonderful Things.
 from all genres and include spoken scenes. Our final class will be a                Enhance your imagination, creativity, and
 presentation of the material that we have put together. No class                    spontaneity as you play theater games and
 March 26 and April 23.                                                              develop unique characters in this fast-
 Location: Lincoln Center         Instructor: Harriet Nzinga Plumpp                  paced class where there is never a dull
 Class #   Age   Date        Day Time           $R/NR    m/M                         moment. If you like to laugh this
 316028-01 Adult 1/30 - 4/30 M 10:00 - 11:30 am $81/$122 8/12                        class is for you!
                                                                                     Age:          6 - 8 years
 Downers Grove Glee Club!                                                            m/M:          6/16
 In this class, participants will work on several musical genres                     Location:     Lincoln Center
 including: musical theatre, pop, jazz, classical, country and R&B in                Day:          SA
 preparation for a showcase performance on the final day. The goal                   Time:         1:00 - 2:30 pm
                                                                                     Instructor:   Shining Star
 for this class is to learn the basics of warming up our voices and
                                                                                                   Productions
 bodies and learning and memorizing music and spoken scenes.                         Class #   Date        $R/NR
 No class March 26 and April 23.                                                     316112-01 2/11 - 2/25 $92/$138
 Location: Lincoln Center             Instructor: Harriet Nzinga Plumpp              316112-02 4/14 - 4/28 $80/$120
 Class #   Age           Date        Day Time         $R/NR    m/M
 316025-01 7 - 10 years 1/30 - 4/30 M 4:30 - 6:00 pm $81/$122 8/12
 316025-02 11 - 14 years 1/30 - 4/30 M 6:00 - 7:30 pm $81/$122 8/12

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                                                                                                  PERFORMING ARTS
World Rhythms                                                              Young Actors Club
Come and explore the wondrous variety of percussion from around            Join the fun in this wonderful and fast-paced creative drama class.
the world. Learn to bring out your rhythm and develop musical              Each week is a new and exciting adventure into the imagination with
abilities. Drum, shake and create amazing sounds. This class will          changing themes, music, costumes, props, playbills and a joke of the
teach you about the origins of percussion instruments and how to           week. Learn theater terms, enhance spontaneity, build self-esteem
play them. Instruments will be provided so just bring your soul and        and have a blast! Come join the club! Awards are given on the last
creativity.                                                                day of class.
Location: Lincoln Center      Instructor:      Michael Peterson            Age:      6 - 8 years           m/M:            6/16
m/M:      5/15                $R/NR:           $107/$160                   Location: Lincoln Center        Instructor: Shining Star Productions
Class #     Age               Date             Day       Time              Class #   Date       Day        Time              $R/NR
316029-01   6 - 12 years      1/15 - 2/29      W         6:00 - 7:00 pm    316103-01 2/1 - 3/21 W          6:00 - 6:45 pm    $92/$138
316029-02   6 - 12 years      3/7 - 4/11       W         6:00 - 7:00 pm    316103-02 4/4 - 5/23 W          6:00 - 6:45 pm    $92/$138
316029-03   6 - 12 years      4/18 - 5/16      W         6:00 - 7:00 pm
                                                                           LOL Improv
Monologues 101                                                             If you enjoy comedy, laughing, having a good time or acting, this
This class will enable the actor to explore natural story telling by       class is for you. Join us in creating characters, playing awesome
using monologues from plays and screen plays. By the end of the            theater games, inventing scenes, developing social skills and being
class, every student will have two monologues memorized and have           spontaneous. This is one class you don’t want to miss. Be prepared
a new confidence in speaking in front of an audience. No class             to have a great time!
March 26.                                                                  Age:      8 - 14 years          m/M:        6/16
Location: Lincoln Center      Instructor:      Harriet Nzinga Plumpp       Location: Lincoln Center        Instructor: Shining Star Productions
m/M:      8/12                $R/NR:           $36/$54                     Class #   Date        Day       Time              $R/NR
Class #   Age                 Date             Day       Time              316106-01 2/3 - 3/23 F          7:00 - 8:00 pm    $92/$138
316111-01 14+ years           1/30 - 3/5       M         7:30 - 8:30 pm    316106-02 4/13 - 5/25 F         7:00 - 8:00 pm    $80/$120
316111-02 14+ years           3/12 - 4/23      M         7:30 - 8:30 pm

Improv Blast/Actor’s Workshop
In this combination acting-improvisation class, you’ll play fun            GUITAR
theater/improv games that develop your creativity and help you to
be more spontaneous. Then work with a partner on a short scene                               FUNDAMENTALS
written especially for your age group. You’ll be given a script for your
scene on the first day. Learn about self-discipline and dependability
                                                                           Guitar Level 1                                                 New!
in relation to the arts as well as the importance of creativity and        Beginning 1 Guitar introduces the student to all basics of playing
imagination. An in-class performance will be held on the last day          guitar, to set a solid foundation for the future Rockers’ they will
where you can let your talents shine!                                      become! Students will learn the parts of the guitar, basic chords and
Age:      9 - 14 years        m/M:        6/16                             songs, and basic sight reading and more in a fun filled atmosphere
Location: Lincoln Center      Instructor: Shining Star Productions         where they can succeed!
Class #   Date       Day      Time                   $R/NR                 Class     Age          Date       Day Time          m/M $R/NR
316109-01 2/1 - 3/21 W        7:15 - 8:30 pm         $92/$138              316030-01 7 - 12 years 1/17 - 3/6 TU 5:00 - 6:00 pm 6/12 $128/$192
316109-02 4/4 - 5/23 W        7:15 - 8:30 pm         $92/$138              316030-02 7 - 12 years 3/13 - 5/1 TU 5:00 - 6:00 pm 6/12 $128/$192


Improv Blast/Director’s Workshop                                           Guitar Level 2                                                 New!
In this combination directing/improvisation class you’ll be helping        Continuing on with what students have learned in Beginning
to direct short two-person scenes, develop blocking and work               Guitar 1, students learn more chords, songs, sight reading and are
independently with your actors. Be part of the casting process as the      introduced to playing accompaniment parts with instructor. They
actors audition for roles and make your directing debut on the last        will also begin to play along with a metronome to insure solid
day during our in-class performance. You’ll also be playing fun            rhythm playing!
                                                                           Class     Age          Date       Day Time          m/M $R/NR
theater/improv games that help to develop your own creativity. This        316031-01 7 - 12 years 1/17 - 3/6 TU 6:00 - 7:00 pm 6/12 $128/$192
class is perfect for those who prefer a “behind-the-scenes” approach       316031-02 7 - 12 years 3/13 - 5/1 TU 6:00 - 7:00 pm 6/12 $128/$192
to theater and would like to try their hand at directing.
Age:      12 - 15 years                                                    Guitar Boot Camp                                               New!
m/M:      1/4 (on the condition that the Actor’s Workshop runs)
Location: Lincoln Center Instructor: Shining Star Productions              Ages 13 and up! Students hit the ground running learning all the
Class #   Date       Day      Time                   $R/NR                 basics; Parts of the Guitar, How to strum, Hold the pick, Notes on
316110-01 2/1 - 3/21 W        7:15 - 8:30 pm         $92/$138              the guitar, Chords, Basic scales and popular songs to get them
316110-02 4/4 - 5/23 W        7:15 - 8:30 pm         $92/$138              playing on their own and jamming with their friends quickly!
                                                                           Class     Age      Date          Day    Time           m/M $R/NR
                                                                           316032-01 13+      1/17 - 3/6    TU     8:00 - 9:00 pm 6/12 $128/$192
                                                                           316032-02 13+      3/13 - 5/1    TU     8:00 - 9:00 pm 6/12 $128/$192


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DANCE
 The Downers Grove School of
 Welcome to...                                                                              Dance!
 ...the Downers Grove School of Dance! The School has been created to bring a well-rounded yet affordable dance program to the Downers
 Grove community. The program is designed to meet the needs of the beginner and seasoned dancer from preschoolers to adults. Dance is
 exercise, a social gathering and an art form. Our goal is to provide a fun, safe and nurturing environment while sparking creativity in all of
 our dancers.
 Our dance year encompasses three sessions: one 14 week fall session, one 19 week winter/spring session, and an 11 week summer session
 along with short dance intensives. The objective of the fall and winter/spring sessions is to prepare the students for a spring recital by
 focusing on both technique and combinations. Our very young dancers follow shorter session schedules.
 Our schedule has been created to provide an opportunity for growth in the art form for all ages. While looking
 at the schedule please keep the following definitions in mind pertaining to the levels of classes:
                                                                                                                                         See Boys
 • Level I – Beginner – no previous experience                                                                                           Hip Hop!
 • Level II – Beginner/Intermediate – 1-2 years previous experience                                                        on page 38!
 Students may select and register for classes; however, the instructors may make appropriate changes in class
 placement if necessary. Participants must be the age specified within one week of the first day of the class. For questions
 regarding placement, please contact Allison Jacobs, Recreation Supervisor at 630.963.1300.

 CLASS ATTIRE is ballet, jazz, hip hop or tap shoes depending on which               RECITAL… All dance classes with the exception of the Parent/Tot,
 class you are registered for. Leotard and tights and/or bike shorts and             Creative Movement, and Storybook Ballet classes perform in the Spring
 t-shirt are required.                                                               Recital that will be presented on May 19.

 PARENT-TOT DANCE is a class where parent and              PRE-BALLET/TAP is a combination of ballet and        JAZZ/MODERN—Students will work on skills
 toddler can interact with other parents and tots          tap instruction.                                     taught in ballet and jazz and combine them to
 through song and dance. The goal is to develop            BALLET/TAP is a combination class designed for       develop expressive dance rhythms. Ballet and
 balance, increase body awareness, improve                 students in grades 1st through 3rd. Students         jazz shoes are required for this class.
 listening and gross motor skills and of course,           will learn ballet barre exercises, positions, and    JAZZ/HIP HOP—This combination class will
 have fun!                                                 center work as well as basic tap skills, rhythm,     bridge the gap between classical jazz and Hip
 STORYBOOK BALLET is a class where basic ballet            and movement. Both ballet and tap shoes are          Hop. Students work on strength, balance,
 is combined with props, drama, and the magic              required for this class.                             isolations, groove and technique while dancing
 of stories. Ballet shoes are required for this class.     BALLET/JAZZ is a combination class designed          to today’s popular music. Hip Hop is a popular
 CREATIVE MOVEMENT is a specially designed                 for students in grades 1st through 3rd. Students     dance technique that mixes street moves and
 class for the young preschool age student. Age            will learn ballet barre exercises, positions and     jazz.
 appropriate movement, music, socialization,               center work as well as jazz style turns, leaps and   LYRICAL - Lyrical tells a story through dance and
 ballet, jazz, tap, and performance skills will be         body isolations. Only ballet shoes are needed        combines classical ballet, modern and jazz
 introduced. Children gain confidence, rhythm,             for this class.                                      technique. This class develops strength,
 better coordination, balance and memory.                  BALLET I & II students build upon the                flexibility and balance with a strong ballet base.
 Ballet shoes are required for this class.                 fundamentals learned in pre-ballet through           DANCE TECHNIQUE I & II Students focus on
 KINDERDANCE is the ideal class for the                    barre work and developing combinations of            improving their technique and form through
 kindergarten dancer. Students will learn ballet           several dance moves. Students become                 center work, barre exercises, and dance
 barre exercises, turns, jumps and center work.            accustomed to learning both adagio and allegro       combinations. Pre-pointe is introduced. Ballet
 Basic tap sounds, rhythm steps and stylized               combinations across the floor individually as        shoes are required for this class.
 movement will be introduced in this class. Both           well as performing together in the group.            PRE-POINTE is a class that focuses on developing
 ballet and tap shoes are required for this class.         Beauty, grace and expression are the inspiration     proper strength and alignment required for
 PRE-BALLET I & II Students will work on                   for our ballerinas! Ballet shoes are required for    pointe.
 becoming familiar with the concept of left and            this class.
 right, following directions in a group, taking            BALLET III is for the experienced dance student.     Visit our website at www.dgparks.org for more
 turns, moving across the floor, balancing and             It makes use of the full range of ballet             information about the Downers Grove School of
 sequencing exercises and free expression to               movement to increase competence and                  Dance including instructor biographies and our
 classical music. This class requires ballet shoes.        stamina. Ballet shoes are required for this class.   new dance performance troupe.


 Adult Ballet
 Learn movements with grace and beauty through ballet! Ballet is a fundamental dance form
 that is a great way to stretch and exercise. This class is designed for new or returning students.
 Ballet shoes are required. No class March 26.
 Age:         16 & up              Location: Lincoln Center          Instructor: Staff
 Class #   Date             Day Time                     $R/NR       m/M
 317523-01 1/9 - 3/5        M   7:30 - 8:30 pm           $78/$117    6/14
 317523-02 3/12 - 5/14      M   7:30 - 8:30 pm           $78/$117    6/14

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  Location: Lincoln Center           m/M:     8/12      No class March 26 - 31 and April 6 & 7.
    Class #         Age              Level              Date            Day     Time                      Instructor               $R/NR
    317903-01       2 - 3 years      Parent/Tot         1/12 - 3/8      TH      10:15 - 10:45 am          Michelle Dawson          $50/$75
    317903-02       2 - 3 years      Parent/Tot         3/15 - 5/17     TH      10:15- 10:45 am           Michelle Dawson          $50/$75
    317530-01       2½-3½ years      Storybook Ballet   1/7 - 3/3       SA      10:00 - 10:45 am          Louise Modine            $68/$102
    317530-02       2½-3½ years      Storybook Ballet   3/10 - 5/12     SA      10:00 - 10:45 am          Louise Modine            $68/$102
    317530-03       2½-3½ years      Storybook Ballet   1/11 - 3/7      W       10:30 - 11:15 am          Staff                    $72/$108
    317530-04       2½-3½ years      Storybook Ballet   3/14 - 5/16     W       10:30 - 11:15 am          Staff                    $72/$108
    317902-01       2½ - 4 years     Creative Mvmt      1/12 - 3/8      TH      10:45 - 11:30 am          Michelle Dawson          $72/$108
    317902-02       2½ - 4 years     Creative Mvmt      3/15 - 5/17     TH      10:45 - 11:30 am          Michelle Dawson          $72/$108
    317902-03       2½ - 4 years     Creative Mvmt      1/6 - 3/2       F       11:45 - 12:30 pm          Michelle Dawson          $72/$108
    317902-04       2½ - 4 years     Creative Mvmt      3/9 - 5/18      F       11:45 - 12:30 pm          Michelle Dawson          $72/$108
    317509-02       3 - 4 years      Pre-Ballet II      1/7 - 5/12      SA      9:15 - 10:00 am           Louise Modine            $135/$203
    317901-01       3 - 4 years      Pre-Ballet I       1/9 - 5/14      M       11:35 am - 12:20 pm       Michelle Dawson          $143/$215
    317901-02       3 - 4 years      Pre-Ballet I       1/9 - 5/14      M       12:20 - 1:05 pm           Michelle Dawson          $143/$215
    317901-03       3- 4 years       Pre-Ballet I       1/10 - 5/15     TU      12:15 - 1:00 pm           Michelle Dawson          $143/$215
    317901-04       3 - 4 years      Pre-Ballet I       1/12 - 5/17     TH      11:30 am - 12:15 pm       Michelle Dawson          $143/$215
    317901-05       3 - 4 years      Pre-Ballet I       1/6 - 5/18      F       10:15 - 11:00 am          Michelle Dawson          $143/$215
    317901-06       3 - 4 years      Pre-Ballet I       1/6 - 5/18      F       11:00 - 11:45 am          Michelle Dawson          $143/$215
    317501-01       3 - 4 years      Pre-Ballet I       1/7 - 5/12      SA      10:00 - 10:45 am          Cyndy Soumar             $135/$203
    317904-01       4 - 6 years      Pre-Ballet II      1/9 - 5/14      M       1:00 - 1:45 pm            Michelle Dawson          $143/$215
    317509-01       4 - 6 years      Pre-Ballet II      1/11 - 5/16     W       4:15 - 5:00 pm            Staff                    $143/$215
    317904-02       4 - 6 years      Pre-Ballet II      1/12 - 5/17     TH      9:30 - 10:15 am           Michelle Dawson          $143/$215
    317908-01       4 - 6 years      Pre-Ballet/Tap     1/10 - 5/15     TU      1:00 - 1:45 pm            Michelle Dawson          $143/$215
    317908-02       4 - 6 years      Pre-Ballet/Tap     1/6 - 5/18      F       9:30 - 10:15 am           Michelle Dawson          $143/$215
    317529-01       4 - 6 years      Pre-Ballet/Tap     1/7 - 5/12      SA      10:45 - 11:30 am          Louise Modine            $135/$203
    317524-05       4 - 6 years      Ballet I           1/7 - 5/12      SA      9:15 - 10:00 am           Cyndy Soumar             $135/$203
    317905-01       4 - 6 years      Jazz/Hip Hop       1/12 - 5/17     TH      12:15 - 12:45 pm          Michelle Dawson          $100/$150
    317905-02       4 - 6 years      Jazz/Hip Hop       1/6 - 5/18      F       12:30 - 1:00 pm           Michelle Dawson          $100/$150
    317538-01       4 - 6 years      Jazz/Hip Hop       1/7 - 5/12      SA      10:45 - 11:15 am          Cyndy Soumar             $135/$203
    317532-01       5 - 6 years      Kinderdance        1/10 - 5/15     TU      4:30 - 5:15 pm            Louise Modine            $143/$215
    317532-02       5 - 6 years      Kinderdance        1/11 - 5/16     W       9:45 - 10:30 am           Staff                    $143/$215
    317532-03       5 - 6 years      Kinderdance        1/7 - 5/12      SA      11:30 am - 12:15 pm       Louise Modine            $135/$203
    317524-01       1st - 3rd grd.   Ballet I           1/9 - 5/14      M       4:15 - 5:00 pm            Staff                    $143/$215
    317524-02       1st - 3rd grd.   Ballet I           1/10 - 5/15     TU      5:15 - 6:00 pm            Louise Modine            $143/$215
    317524-03       1st - 3rd grd.   Ballet I           1/12 - 5/17     TH      5:15 - 6:00 pm            Louise Modine            $143/$215
    317524-04       1st - 3rd grd.   Ballet I           1/7 - 5/12      SA      11:15 am - 12:00 pm       Cyndy Soumar             $135/$203
    317533-01       1st - 3rd grd.   Ballet/Jazz        1/11 - 5/16     W        5:00 - 5:45 pm           Staff                    $143/$215
    317539-01       1st - 3rd grd.   Ballet/Tap         1/12 - 5/17     TH      4:30 - 5:15 pm            Louise Modine            $143/$215
    317538-02       1st - 3rd grd.   Jazz/Hip Hop       1/9 - 5/14      M       5:00 - 5:45 pm            Staff                    $143/$215
    317526-01       4th - 7th grd.   Ballet II          1/9 - 5/14      M       5:45 - 6:15 pm            Staff                    $143/$215
    317526-02       4th - 7th grd.   Ballet II          1/10 - 5/15     TH      6:00 - 6:45 pm            Louise Modine            $163/$245
    317534-01       4th - 7th grd.   Technique I        1/11 - 5/16     W       5:45 - 6:30 pm            Staff                    $143/$215
    317535-01       4th - 7th grd.   Jazz/Modern        1/10 - 5/15     TU      6:00 - 6:45 pm            Louise Modine            $143/$215
    317536-01       4th - 7th grd.   Pre-Pointe         1/11 - 5/16     W       6:30 - 7:15 pm            Staff                    $143/$215
    317520-01       7th - H.S.       Lyrical            1/9 - 5/14      M       6:30 - 7:15 pm            Staff                    $143/$215
    317537-01       7th - H.S.       Technique II       1/10 - 5/15     TU      6:45 - 7:45 pm            Louise Modine            $163/$245
    317510-01       7th - H.S.       Ballet III         1/12 - 5/17     TH      6:45 - 7:45 pm            Louise Modine            $163/$245




Adult Jazz Workout
Begin with a warm-up designed to increase flexibility and stamina       Class #     Date         Day   Time             $R/NR
and then move on to traditional jazz dance sequences. Learn             316210-01   1/3 - 2/28   TU    8:00 - 9:00 pm   $78/$117
isolations, positions and combinations while building strength and      316210-02   1/4 - 2/29   W     8:00 - 9:00 pm   $78/$117
                                                                        316210-03   3/6 - 5/8    TU    8:00 - 9:00 pm   $78/$117
coordination. No class March 27 & 28.
                                                                        316210-04   3/7 - 5/9    W     8:00 - 9:00 pm   $78/$117
Age:      16 & up             m/M:             6/12
Location: Lincoln Center      Instructor:      Louise Modine

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 Sterba’s DanceSport Classes                       Adult Tap Workout
 Age:           16 & up                            Tap is an upbeat dance form that is a great way to exercise, so come along and join the fun.
 Day:           W                                  Class includes warm-ups, basic steps and traveling combinations. Tap shoes are required.
 $R/NR:         $108/$162 per couple               Intermediate class participants must have mastered basic tap skills.
 m/M:           6/13 couples                       nstructor: Michelle Dawson                    Location:     Lisle Park District
 Instructor:    Sterba’s DanceSport                Class #     Age         Level                 Date          Day      Time                $R/NR         m/M
 Location:      Lincoln Center                     317912-01 16 & up Beginner/Cont.              1/10 - 3/6    TU       7:30 - 8:15 pm      $78/$117      6/13
                                                   317912-02 16 & up Intermediate/Adv.           1/10 - 3/6    TU       8:15 - 9:00 pm      $78/$117      6/13
 Ballroom Dance I                                  317912-03* 16 & up Beginner/Cont.             3/13 - 5/22   TU       7:30 - 8:15 pm      $86/$129      6/13
 Make that dream of dancing like Fred &            317912-04* 16 & up Intermediate/Adv.          3/13 - 5/22   TU       8:15 - 9:00 pm      $86/$129      6/13
 Ginger a reality! Join us as we start with the    *Must be enrolled in prior sessions.
 basics and learn the post popular variations
 of the waltz, foxtrot, swing, rumba and more.
                                                   Adult Hip Hop Workout
 Class #   Date          Time                      Come and have loads of fun while learning new steps! Get your heart pumping from warm-up
 316203-01 1/18 - 3/7    7:45 - 8:50 pm            to cool down as you learn a mixture of street moves and jazz all while listening to today’s
 316203-02 4/4 - 5/23    6:35 - 7:40 pm            hottest music. No class March 27 & 29.
                                                   Location: Lincoln Center        Instructor:         Louise Modine
 Ballroom Dance II                                 Class #     Age        Date           Day       Time                $R/NR              m/M
 This class builds on the dances taught in         316211-01   16 & up    1/3 - 2/28     TU        7:45 - 8:45 pm      $78/$117           6/12
 Ballroom I. A fun class for anyone who has        316211-02   16 & up    1/5 - 3/1      TH        8:00 - 9:00 pm      $78/$117           6/12
                                                   316211-03   16 & up    3/6 - 5/8      TU        7:45 - 8:45 pm      $78/$117           6/12
 taken Ballroom I or has ballroom dancing
                                                   316211-04   16 & up    3/8 - 5/10     TH        8:00 - 9:00 pm      $78/$117           6/12
 experience.
 Class #   Date          Time                      Kidz in the Mix                                                                                       New!
 316209-01 1/18 - 3/7    6:35 - 7:40 pm
 316209-02 4/4 - 5/23    7:45 - 8:50 pm            Kidz in the Mix is a dance & yoga program for children ages 6-11. Tanja Pazou has created this
                                                   program for boys and girls to enjoy the creative qualities of movement arts such as dance & yoga.
 Salsa/Merengue                                    Kidz in the Mix teaches children how to socialize with each other better through dance games
 Learn the basics and popular variations of        such as Freeze Tag and Freeze Dance and it also encourages children to participate in dance
 both Salsa and Merengue dancing. Build            choreography. In our Dance Choreography children learn how to follow instructions and to be
 your confidence on the dance floor,               creative at the same time. After 45 minutes of dance, Tanja Pazou encourages children to 'calm
 improve your style and technique and              down' and to practice silence. This is for most kids a big challenge. But in the KIDZ IN THE
 dance the night away at the hottest Latin         MIX setting it is much easier because everything is fun and educational. Tanja Pazou has
 clubs!                                            developed a method how to inspire and encourage children in a way that is fun and easy to do.
 Class #   Date          Time                      Kids learn in 30 minutes Yoga poses, Yoga philosophy and how to focus on easy mental tasks.
 316204-01 1/18 - 3/7    8:55 - 10:00 pm           Kidz in the Mix is a 75-minute program to inspire, educate, and to encourage children to dance
                                                   and to practice strength training, flexibility, coordination and balance training. It is the perfect
 Swing Dance                                       class for children! No class March 28.
 Do you love the sound of Big Band Music?          Location: Lincoln Center                    $R/$NR: $129/$194
 Does rock-‘n’-roll make you tap your toes?        Class #     Age            Date             Day        Time                     m/M
 Our swing class begins with the basics and        316217-01   6 - 8 years    1/18 - 2/22      W          3:45 - 5:00 pm           6/12
 takes you through the most popular                316217-02   6 - 8 years    2/29 - 4/11      W          3:45 - 5:00 pm           6/12
                                                   316217-03   6 - 8 years    4/18 - 5/23      W          3:45 - 5:00 pm           6/12
 variations.
                                                   316217-04   9 - 11 years   1/18 - 2/22      W          5:00 - 6:15 pm           6/12
 Class #   Date          Time
                                                   316214-05   9 - 11 years   2/29 - 4/11      W          5:00 - 6:15 pm           6/12
 316208-01 4/4 - 5/23    8:55 - 10:00 pm
                                                   316217-06   9 - 11 years   4/18 - 5/23      W          5:00 - 6:15 pm           6/12


 IRISH STEP DANCING
 Open your child’s eyes and heart to Ireland’s traditional dances.       m/M:      8/10                              Day: TH
 Learn the traditional Irish Jig, reels, hornpipes and team figure       Location: Lincoln Center                    Instructor: Barbara McNulty T.C.R.G.
 dances. The McNulty School of Irish Dance program is                    Class #       Level         Age             Date:          Time             $R/NR
 designed to challenge each dancer to achieve his or her personal        316201-01     Preschool     3½ - 4 years    1/12 - 3/22    4:00 - 4:30 pm   $68/$102
 best, while helping individuals develop concentration skills,           316201-02     Beginner      5 - 16 years    1/12 - 3/22    4:35 - 5:20 pm   $107/$161
                                                                         316201-03     Inter/Adv     6 - 16 years    1/12 - 3/22    5:25 - 6:25 pm   $116/$174
 coordination and self-confidence. Dancers begin learning solo                         Soft Shoe
 and team dances in Irish soft shoes and then progress to more           316201-04     Heavy Shoe    6 - 16 years    1/12 - 3/22    6:30 - 7:00 pm   $68/$102
 complex soft-shoe and heavy-shoe steps over time. Class attire          316201-05     Adult Ceili   16 & up         1/12 - 3/22    7:05 - 7:50 pm   $107/$161
 includes, black t-shirts or leotards, black shorts, white socks and     316201-06     Preschool     3½ - 4 years    4/12 - 6/14    4:00 - 4:30 pm   $75/$113
 Irish, jazz, ballet or light gym shoes. No long pants of any kind.      316201-07     Beginner      5 - 16 years    4/12 - 6/14    4:35 - 5:20 pm   $118/$177
 All levels of Irish dance with the exception of beginning classes       316201-08     Inter/Adv     6 - 16 years    4/12 - 6/14    5:25 - 6:25 pm   $129/$194
 require the instructor’s recommendation. To enroll in a heavy-                        Soft Shoe
                                                                         316201-09     Heavy Shoe    6 - 16 years    4/12 - 6/14 6:30 - 7:00 pm $75/$113
 shoe class, you must be enrolled in a soft-shoe class during the
                                                                         316201-10     Adult Ceili   16 & up         4/12 - 6/14 7:05 - 7:50 pm $118/$177
 same session. No class February 16 and March 15.

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                                                                                                                         Preschool
The Lincoln Learning Center Preschool 2012 - 2013
Where Learning is Fun!
The Lincoln Learning Center provides a curriculum of
developmentally appropriate experiences designed to develop the whole child. The
preschool program provides a nurturing environment with stimulating activities in
creative art, language, math, science, dramatic play, movement and songs, as well as indoor
and outdoor play. Guided by the Illinois Early Learning Standards, and NAEYC curriculum
guidelines, activities are designed to enhance children creatively, intellectually, emotionally,
socially and physically. A detailed preschool manual is available upon registration.
Three-Year-Old Preschool -                       The Preschool Features:
New Extended Hours                               • Comprehensive curriculum
Two and one-half hour classes are now            • Four bright, colorful and well-equipped
available featuring more learning                  classrooms
opportunities. Perfect for the new early         • Small class sizes (8:1 ratio) taught by two
learner, the three-year-old program helps          professional and qualified teachers
foster socialization and independence while      • Indoor gym & outdoor play areas                 New Resident Registration: 3- & 4/5-Year-
introducing children to the classroom            • Sibling priority registration                   Olds – Begins Monday, January 16
setting. Through teacher-directed activities,    • Convenient location                             Mail-in or drop-off your registration
children learn to follow simple directions,      • Affordable tuition & payment plans              application at the Lincoln Center
make new friends and share with others in a      • Nut-free classrooms                             Registration Office by noon on Saturday,
group. Activities promote fine motor             • Inclusion opportunities                         January 21. A random selection for class
development through creative arts, cutting       • Safe & secure environment                       placements takes place Monday, January 23.
and gluing. Children are introduced to                                                             New resident registrations received after this
shape, number and color recognition
                                                 Registration Info…                                date will be processed on a first-come, first-
                                                 Registration applications are available           served basis.
through Show & Tell and themed activities
                                                 at the Lincoln Center Registration Office,
while large motor skills are enhanced                                                              Open Registration –
                                                 935 Maple Avenue. Lincoln Center office
through gym, creative movement activities                                                          Begins Tuesday, January 24
                                                 hours are Monday through Friday between
and outdoor play.                                                                                  Both resident and nonresidents may
                                                 the hours of 8:30 am and 6:00 pm and
                                                                                                   register for remaining class openings at the
Four/Five-Year-Old Preschool                     Saturday from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm. Please
                                                                                                   Lincoln Center.
Experienced learners prepare for                 indicate on the application your first
Kindergarten in a program designed for           through third choices for class placement.
                                                                                                   Preschool Refund
continued enrichment. Children                   Returning Student and Sibling                     The registration deposit is non-refundable.
develop readiness skills            Ne w         Registration – Begins Monday, January 9           A tuition refund will only be granted if the
through exposure to upper- Fou                   Three-year-old students currently enrolled
and lower-case letters, sound
                                      r-Day      in Preschool, their siblings and students
                                                                                                   program is cancelled by the park district or a
recognition, reading and
                                  Class!         currently enrolled in ThreeSchool have the
                                                                                                   written physician’s note is presented for
                                                                                                   withdrawl from the program. Application
writing activities, math concepts                first opportunity to register for the 2012-       for a refund must be made in person at the
and color and shape review. Social skills and    2013 Preschool classes. Mail-in or drop-off       Registration Office during business hours.
problem solving are enhanced through child       your registration application at the Lincoln
directed play and teacher-directed group         Center Registration Office by noon on
activities. Children explore and learn about     Saturday, January 14. A random selection for      Preschool Wait List Policy
the community through local field trips and      class placement takes place Monday,               To ensure accurate wait lists, once a child is
community visitors.                              January 16. Returning students and sibling        registered in a preschool class, he/she will
                                                 registrations received after this date will be    not be placed on a wait list for another
Our Teaching Staff                               processed on a first-come, first-served basis.    preschool class.
Our staff are qualified, caring and
experienced teachers who pride themselves
on a warm, sensitive, safe and educational          Preschool                      Are you considering Preschool for your child in 2012-
                                                                                   2013? Visit the Lincoln Learning Center to learn about
environment. Each class has two teachers.
Small class sizes and bright, inviting
                                                    OPEN                           the programs for three and four/five-year olds. Meet the
                                                                                   teachers and tour our classrooms. Handouts and
classrooms enhance the child’s experience.          HOUSE!                         registration information will be available. All preschool
                                                    Thursday, January 12           classrooms are located at the Downers Grove Park
                                                    7:00 - 8:00 pm                 District Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Avenue.

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  CREATIVE EXPRESSION                 Preschool Class Schedule
  Creative & structured art           m/M:            10/15-17
                                                                                                            Preschool
    projects
  Color recognition
                                      3-Year-Olds
                                      3-Year-Olds
                                                      M&W
                                                      TU & TH
                                                                       8:45 - 11:15 am
                                                                       8:45 - 10:45 am
                                                                                                           Open House
  Music                               3-Year-Olds
                                      4/5-Year-Olds
                                                      TU & TH
                                                      M, W, F
                                                                       11:00 am - 1:30 pm
                                                                       8:45 - 11:15 am
                                                                                                     Thursday, January 12
  Dramatic play                                                                                        from 7:00 - 8:00 pm
                                      4/5-Year-Olds   M, W, F          12:00 - 2:30 pm
  Dance                               4/5 Year-Olds   TU & TH          8:45 - 10:45 am
                                      4/5-Year-Olds   M, TU, W, TH     12:00 - 2:30 pm
                                                                                                       935 Maple Avenue
  EARLY MATH
  Number & shape recognition          Preschool Tuition
  Measuring                           For your convenience, preschool tuition may be paid by installments in the following amounts:
  Sequencing & classification         3-YEAR OLDS                  Resident Tuition       Nonresident Tuition
  Categorizing                        TU/TH (2 hour):                  $820 ($192.50*)          TU/TH: $1230 ($295*)
  Time recognition                    TU/TH (2.5 hours):               $1075 ($256.25*)         TU/TH: $1613 ($390.75*)
  Patterning                          M/W (2.5 hour):                  $990 ($235*)             M/W: $1485 ($358.75*)
                                      4/5-YEAR-OLDS                    Resident Tuition         Nonresident Tuition
  SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY                TU/TH (2 hour):                  $820 ($192.50*)          TU/TH: $1230 ($295*)
  Weather concepts                    M/W/F (2.5 hour):                $1390 ($335*)            M/W/F: $2085 ($508.75*)
                                      M/TU/W/TH (2.5 hours):           $1910 ($465*)            M/TU/W/TH: $2865 ($703.75*)
  Recycling lessons                   *installment prices
  Nature education
  Sensory table activities
  Five senses                           Registration Criteria
                                        • Downers Grove Park District residents must verify residency. Please call Lincoln Center if you
  PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT                    have questions about your resident status.
  Large and fine motor skills           • Child’s age must be verified by attaching a copy of a birth or baptismal certificate to your
  Indoor and outdoor play                 registration form. No other forms of age verification are accepted.
    equipment                           • Siblings must reside in the same household and provide proof of residency.
  Games                                 • Submit a $50 deposit check payable to the Downers Grove Park District. (Non-refundable).
  Blocks and manipulative play          • Children must be 3 but not yet 4 years of age by September 1, 2012 to register for the 3-year-old
                                          program. Children must be 4 or 5 but not yet 6 years of age by September 1, 2012 to register for
  EARLY LITERACY                          the 4/5-year-old program. The Park District reserves the right to place a child previously enrolled
  Reading and writing readiness           in the preschool program based on ability level observed by the preschool staff.
  Letter/sound recognition              • Children must be toilet-trained and not in pull-up training pants.
                                        • Applications are not processed without complete and accurate residency and age verification.
  Fingerplays and rhymes
                                        • Children are placed in second or third class choice if first choice is unavailable.
                                        • Children wait-listed will receive notification in the mail.
  SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL                    • If you are expecting to move within the Downers Grove Park District boundaries by September 1,
  DEVELOPMENT                             2012 and want to register for preschool during the mail-in/drop-off process, please attach a copy
  Cooperative play and sharing            of the purchasing contract to your application.
  Learning about self respect           • A $10 transfer fee will be assessed once class assignments are complete.
  Problem solving skills                • Registered students will receive their classroom and teacher assignments in early August 2012.
  Listening and following               • All classroom and teacher assignments are random.
    directions

  ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS
  Environmental education at
    Lyman Woods
  Creative clay art program
                                      Ready, Set, Kindergarten!
                                      With all new activities offered this session, kids have fun and learn Kindergarten readiness skills in a
  Gym/fitness/yoga instruction        program that extends the preschool day. Qualified preschool teachers work with children in the areas of
  Walking field trips &               language, literacy, communication, social, emotional and physical development, and arts and sciences.
    family field trips                Activities reinforce the importance of the daily classroom routine. A small snack and drink are served
  Health and safety education         during class. Children must be four years old by September 1, 2011. If your child is attending one of
  Family Fun Night                    our preschool classes prior to this class, an escort will be provided from their class to Ready, Set,
  Group music program                 Kindergarten. No class January 16, February 20 & March 5.
  Ready, Set, Kindergarten            Age:        4 - 5 years    Location: Lincoln Center            Instructors: Karen Foster
    supplemental learning             Class #     Date           Day      Time                       $R/NR            m/M
    program                           318508-01   1/9 - 2/6      M        11:30 am - 12:30 pm        $45/$68          10/15
                                      318508-02   2/13 - 3/19    M        11:30 am - 12:30 pm        $45/$68          10/15
                                      318508-03   4/2 - 4/23     M        11:30 am - 12:30 pm        $45/$68          10/15
                                      318508-04   4/30 - 5/21    M        11:30 am - 12:30 pm        $45/$68          10/15

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                                                                          Preschool/Early Childhood
ThreeSchool 2012 - 2013
ThreeSchool is designed for those children who miss the September 1 preschool program deadline. Like the Lincoln Learning
Center Preschool, ThreeSchool activities are created to enhance the whole child - creatively, intellectually, emotionally, socially and
physically. Most importantly for early learners, independence and socialization skills are emphasized. Weekly themes, creative
expression, circle time and large and fine motor skill development help your child get ready for preschool. Class structure is
consistent with the continuing 3- and 4/5-year-old preschool program. Each class has two teachers. ThreeSchool participants
receive priority registration for three-year-old Preschool. A detailed manual and information forms are available upon
registration. ThreeSchool Orientation Night, held one week prior to the start of the program, allows parents to meet teachers and
learn details of the program.
Optional Three-Day Program                                                Siblings of students currently enrolled in ThreeSchool and Preschool
Now parents can choose to add a third day of ThreeSchool to their         can begin registering on Monday, January 9, 2012 - 12:00 pm on
child’s schedule. The additional Friday class is based on a first-come,   Saturday, January 14. A random selection for class time placements
first-served basis. A maximum of fifteen children can be                  will take place on Monday, January 16. New residents may begin
accommodated on Friday. Please refer to the class schedule for the        registering on Monday, January 16 - 12:00 pm on Saturday January,
additional Friday dates and tuition.                                      21. A random selection for class time placements will take place on
                                                                          Monday, January 23. Beginning Tuesday, January 24 both residents
ThreeSchool Registration Criteria
                                                                          and non-residents may register for remaining class openings on a
1. Registration must be done in person at Lincoln Center
                                                                          first come, first-served basis.
   registration office, 935 Maple Avenue or Recreation Center, 4500
   Belmont Rd.                                                            Location:     Lincoln Center              m/M:                   10/15
2. Child’s age must be verified by attaching a copy of a birth or         Class #      Date            Day          Time                   $R/NR
   baptismal certificate to your registration form. No other forms of     218901-01    9/10 - 5/15     M&W          9:00 - 10:30 am        $547/$821
                                                                          218901-02    9/10 - 5/15     M&W          11:00 am - 12:30 pm    $547/$821
   age verification are accepted.                                         218901-03    9/11 - 5/16     TU & TH      9:00 - 10:30 am        $584/$876
                                            3. Submit a $50 deposit       218901-04    9/11 - 5/16     TU & TH      11:00 am - 12:30 pm    $584/$876
                                               check payable to the       Third Day Option
                                               Downers Grove Park         218901-04    9/14 - 12/7     F- Option A 9:00 - 10:30 am         $112/$168
                                               District. (non-            218901-05    1/7 - 5/17      F- Option B 9:00 - 10:30 am         $167/$251
                                               refundable)
                                            4. Children must turn         Tuition Payment
                                               3 years of age between     For your convenience, tuition may be paid in four installments.
                                               September 2 and            Details are mailed upon completion of registration. A $60 deposit
                                               December 31, 2012.         secures your space. Tuition payments are as follows:
                                            5. Children may be in Pull-   Monday/Wednesday          $124.25/$192.75 (4 installments)
                                               Ups™ and should be on      Tuesday/Thursday          $133.50/$206.50 (4 installments)
                                               their way to taking care   Friday Option A           $56/$84 (2 installments)
                                               of their own toileting     Friday Option B           $83.50/$125.50 (2 installments)
                                               needs.
                                            6. Applications are not           ThreeSchool Open House!
                                               processed without          Thursday, January 12 • 7:00 - 8:00 pm • 935 Maple Ave.
                                               complete and accurate
                                               age verification.                Meet the ThreeSchool teachers and tour the classroom.
                                                                                Handouts and registration information will be available.


We’ve Got Spirit Cheer Team                                               Pommer’s Dance Team Express
These super fun, energy charged classes will have your athlete            These classes are total body fun that develops important dance skills
cheering! Jumps, kicks and proper cheer body motions improve              like leaps, turns and flexibility. Endurance, memory and confidence
flexibility and coordination. Appropriate stunting and a variety of       increase with each session’s new choreographed routines to fast, fun
cheers, that change each session, develop strength and endurance,         and kid friendly tunes! A variety of kick lines, cool moves and group
while group participation, pom usage and sign making complete a           pompon work amplify the talents necessary to be a Dance Team
realistic Cheer Team experience that prepares for our Parent/Sibling      Member ready to perform at our Parent/Sibling Pep Rally! Award
Pep Rally! Award included.                                                included.
Age:      3 - 5 years            m/M:              6/10                   Age:      4 - 6 years              m/M:               6/10
Location: Lincoln Center         Instructor:       All Star Sports        Location: Lincoln Center           Instructor:        All Star Sports
Class #     Date          Day    Time              $R/NR                  Class #     Date          Day      Time               $R/NR
318713-01   1/16 - 2/13   M      3:30 - 4:15 pm    $51/$77                318712-01   1/16 - 2/13   M        4:15 - 5:00 pm     $51/$77
318713-02   2/27 - 3/19   M      3:30 - 4:15 pm    $42/$63                318712-02   2/27 - 3/19   M        4:15 - 5:00 pm     $42/$63
318713-03   4/9 - 5/21    M      3:30 - 4:15 pm    $70/$105               318712-03   4/9 - 5/21    M        4:15 - 5:00 pm     $70/$105

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                                                       Discovery                       Rock ‘n’ Kids
                                                       Play Center                     TOT ROCK
                                                                                       It’s music and fun rolled into one! Tot Rock is an
                                                       Discovery Play is designed
                                                                                       introductory music class with a large sensory component.
                                                       for parent and child to
                                                                                       Each week we will use rhythm instruments like maracas and
                                                       participate together in a
                                                                                       tambourines, play with props like a parachute and
                                                       social play group with
                                                                                       beanbags, and explore sensory items like bubbles and
                                                       sensory, language, fine and
                                                                                       feathers. In addition to improving your tot’s newly-acquired
                                                       gross motor activities. The
                                                                                       motor skills, each class provides structured and
                                                       end of each class features
                                                                                       unstructured time to encourage socialization and stimulate
                                                       structured activities and
                                                                                       your tot. Sign up for all sessions as the curriculum does not
                                                       circle time. Discover fresh
                                                                                       repeat. Sing, dance and play the Tot Rock way!
                                                       activities to enhance your
                                                                                       Age:        12 - 24 mos & parent          m/M: 5/12
                                                       child’s development while       Location: Lincoln Center
                                                       sharing ideas and               Instructor: Rock ‘n’ Kids
                                                       experiences with other          Class #     Date          Day    Time              $R/NR
                                                       parents. Parents and            318703-01   1/10 - 2/7    TU     9:15 - 9:55 am    $46/$69
                                                       children should wear gym        318703-02   2/21 - 3/20   TU     9:15 - 9:55 am    $46/$69
                                                       shoes and comfortable           318703-03   4/10 - 5/29   TU     9:15 - 9:55 am    $72/$108
                                                       clothing. Fee includes
                                                       parent and one child. Due       KID ROCK I, II, III
                                                       to classroom size, non-age      Clap your hands and tap your toes; here at Kid Rock
                                                       appropriate siblings cannot     anything goes! Each week we will use our imaginations
                                                       be accommodated. Child          while singing songs, dancing to the beat, playing with
                                                       must be age specified           rhythm instruments and props, and practicing fine and
                                                       within one week after the       large motor skills. Our unique curriculum incorporates
                                                       start date of the class. All    various learning styles while combining play with music,
                                                       classes are with parent.        encouraging listening skills and promoting socialization.
                                                       No class March 26 & 28.         Parents participate in Kid Rock I; parents only stay for the
 Location: Lincoln Center (room G11)                m/M:      7/10                     first and last weeks in Kid Rock II. Kid Rock III is for
 Class #     Age              Date          Day     Time                   $R/NR       siblings and older children who still need parental support.
 318600-01   12 - 36 mos      2/6 - 2/27    M       11:00 - 11:45 am       $25/$38
                                                                                       Sign up for all sessions as the curriculum does not repeat.
 318600-02   12 - 36 mos      2/8 - 2/29    W       11:00 - 11:45 am       $25/$38
 318600-03   12 - 36 mos      3/12 - 4/9    M       11:00 - 11:45 am       $25/$38     It’s fun and learning that can’t be “beat!”
 318600-04   12 - 36 mos      3/14 - 4/11   W       11:00 - 11:45 am       $25/$38     www.rockitkids.com
 318600-05   12 - 36 mos      4/16 - 5/7    M       11:00 - 11:45 am       $25/$38     Location: Lincoln Center           Instructor:      Rock ‘n’ Kids
 318600-06   12 - 36 mos      4/18 - 5/9    W       11:00 - 11:45 am       $25/$38     Kid Rock I
 Discovery Play Center - Weekends                                                      Age:        18 - 36 mos & parent          m/M: 5/12
 318600-07 12 - 36 mos        2/4 - 2/25    SA      9:00 - 9:45 am         $25/$38     Class #     Date          Day   Time               $R/NR
 318600-08 12 - 36 mos        3/3 - 3/17    SA      9:00 - 9:45 am         $19/$29     318704-01   1/10 - 2/7    TU    10:00 - 10:40 am   $46/$69
 318600-09 12 - 36 mos        4/14 - 5/5    SA      9:00 - 9:45 am         $25/$38     318704-02   2/21 - 3/20   TU    10:00 - 10:40 am   $46/$69
                                                                                       318704-03   4/10 - 5/29   TU    10:00 - 10:40 am   $72/$108
 Discovery Kids                                                                        Kid Rock II
 Recommended for experienced “discoverers,” these transitional classes help            Age:        3 - 5 years w/out parent      m/M: 5/12
 children develop listening skills, learn to follow directions and improve large       Class #     Date          Day   Time               $R/NR
 and fine motor skills. Caring teachers help children work through separation          318705-01   1/10 - 2/7    TU    10:45 - 11:25 am   $46/$69
 issues. Structured and unstructured play time is included. Children should            318705-02   2/21 - 3/20   TU    10:45 - 11:25 am   $46/$69
                                                                                       318705-03   4/10 - 5/29   TU    10:45 - 11:25 am   $72/$108
 wear gym shoes and comfortable clothing. Child must be age specified
 within one week after the start date of the class. All classes are without parent.    Kid Rock III
 No class March 26 & 28.                                                               Age:        18 mos - 5 years & parent
 Location: Lincoln Center (Room G11)                                                   m/M:        4/12 families                         Day: TU
 Class #     Age            Date           Day    Time                 $R/NR     m/M   Class #   Date        Time                $R/NR
 318602-01   2½ - 3 years   2/6 - 2/22     M&W    12:00 - 12:45 pm     $36/$54   6/7   318706-01 1/10 - 2/7 11:30 am - 12:10 pm $46/$69 first child
 318602-02   2½ - 3 years   3/12 - 4/4     M&W    12:00 - 12:45 pm     $36/$54   6/7                                             $40/$63 each
 318602-03   2½ - 3 years   4/9 - 4/25     M&W    12:00 - 12:45 pm     $36/$54   6/7                                             add’l sibling
                                                                                       318706-02 2/21 - 3/20 11:30 am - 12:10 pm $46/$69 first child
                                                                                                                                 $40/$63 each
                                ts
    Check out Fundamental Spor s.
                               ar
                                                                                                                                 add’l sibling

   Mania for ages 18 mos - 4 ye
                                                                                       318706-03 4/10 - 5/29 11:30 am - 12:10 pm $72/$108 first child
                                                                                                                                 $64/$100 each
                             See page 36.                                                                                        add’l sibling

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Messy Two’s and Three’s                                                          Color My World: Rainbow Art!
& You                                                                            Explore the colors of the rainbow as you and your child create
Experience and explore creativity                                                unique art projects centered on specific colors. Ideas for at-home
with your tot. Parent and child work                                             activities are distributed. Parents welcome!
                                                                                 m/M:      6/10
together on creative art activities that
                                                                                 Location: Lincoln Center                Instructor: Dee Kovas
enhance fine motor skills and spark                                              Class #   Date            Age           Day       Time               $R/NR
imagination. Parents gain ideas for                                              318509-01 2/20 - 3/12     2 - 4 years   M         9:00 - 9:30 am     $29/$44
at-home fun and skill enhancement.
All new projects allow past Messy Two’s
and Three’s and You participants to
                                                                                 Spring is Here!
continuing having fun. No class March 30 & 31 and April 6 &7.                    Celebrate spring by creating special projects that we can use to say
Age:      2 - 3 years & parent m/M:                   6/10 couples               goodbye to winter! Parents will be given ideas to do at home!
Location: Lincoln Center       Instructor:            Dee Kovas                  Age:      2 - 4 years & Parent
Class #       Date            Day      Time               $R/NR                  m/M:      6/10 Couples
318511-01     1/13 - 2/3      F        9:00 - 9:30 am     $29/$44                Location: Lincoln Center Instructor:                Dee Kovas
318511-02     1/13 - 2/3      F        10:00 - 10:30 am   $29/$44                Class #   Date            Day Time                  $R/NR
318511-03     1/14 - 2/4      SA       9:00 - 9:30 am     $29/$44                318542-01 4/2 - 4/9       M 9:00 - 9:30 am          $15/$23
318511-04     2/17 - 3/9      F        9:00 - 9:30 am     $29/$44
318511-05     2/17 - 3/9      F        10:00 - 10:30 am   $29/$44                Special Holiday Decorations                                          New!
318511-06     2/18 - 3/10     SA       9:00 - 9:30 am     $29/$44                What is more special than decorating your home for the holidays or
318511-07     3/16 - 4/20     F        9:00 - 9:30 am     $29/$44
318511-08     3/16 - 4/20     F        10:00 - 10:30 am   $29/$44
                                                                                 seasons with art your child made? Children will learn how to make
318511-09     3/17 - 4/21     SA       9:00 - 9:30 am     $29/$44                creative art projects to be showcased in your home. Parents welcome.
                                                                                 Age:      3 - 5 years           m/M:             5/10
Let it Snow! Let it Snow!                                                        Location: Lincoln Center        Instructor:      Dee Kovas
                                                                                 Class #     Theme               Date    Day      Time               $R/NR
Come inside from the cold and have a great time creating “cool” art              318544-01   Valentine’s Day     2/6     M        10:00 - 10:30 am   $10/$15
projects with snow as our inspiration! Parents welcome!                          318544-02   St. Patrick’s Day   3/12    M        10:00 - 10:30 am   $10/$15
m/M:      6/10                                                                   318544-03   Here Comes          4/2     M        10:00 - 10:30 am   $10/$15
Location: Lincoln Center                    Instructor: Dee Kovas                            the Bunny
Class #   Date                Age           Day      Time              $R/NR
318510-01 1/16 - 2/6          2 - 4 years   M        9:00 - 9:30 am    $29/$44


Pinch Pot Pottery                                                                Flower Drawings                                                      New!
Pinch, kneed, roll and create! Learn basic pottery hand-building,                Learn all about the different varieties of flowers while drawing your
designing and glazing techniques and work with mom or dad to                     favorite! Each student will use a photograph of a flower as a visual
create three-dimensional works of art. Fine motor skills and                     aide and will use crayons to create their masterpiece.
creativity are enhanced in this class designed for first time artists.           Age:      4 - 6 years           m/M:                5/8
Age:      4 - 6 years               m/M:              5/8                        Location: Lincoln Center        Instructor:         Kathleen Keogh
Location: Lincoln Center            Instructor:       Kathleen Keogh             Class #   Date          Day     Time                $R/NR
Class #   Date                Day Time                $R/NR                      318545-01 3/2           F       4:15 - 5:15 pm      $15/$23
318512-01 1/13 - 1/20         F   4:15 - 5:15 pm      $30/$45
318512-02 3/9 - 3/16          F   4:15 - 5:15 pm      $30/$45                    St. Patrick’s Day T-shirts                                           New!
                                                                                 Create your own festive wearable art! Students will use a t-shirt as
Valentine’s                                                                      their canvas while using paint materials that do not come out of
Day Cards                    New!                                                clothing. Each child will be provided a smock. Please bring your own
Show that special someone                                                        t-shirt.
just how much you love                                                           Age:      4 - 6 years           m/M:                5/8
them! Make your own set                                                          Location: Lincoln Center        Instructor:         Kathleen Keogh
                                                                                 Class #   Date          Day     Time                $R/NR
of Valentine’s Day cards!                                                        318546-01 3/16          F       5:30 - 6:30 pm      $17/$26
Students will use a form
of printmaking to create a
design that can be
                                                                                 Mother’s Day Bouquets                                                New!
repeated. Each student will                                                      Show Mom how much you love her by giving her a gift made
leave with a set of cards.                                                       especially for her! Create a bouquet of flowers for that will last
Age:          4 - 6 years                                                        forever! Materials used include tissue paper, construction paper,
m/M:          6/8                                                                glitter, and glue.
Location:     Lincoln Center                                                     Age:      4 - 6 years           m/M:                5/8
Instructor:   Kathleen Keogh                                                     Location: Lincoln Center        Instructor:         Kathleen Keogh
Class #   Date              Day     Time              $R/NR                      Class #   Date          Day     Time                $R/NR
318515-01 2/10              F       5:30 - 6:30 pm    $15/$23                    318547-01 5/11          F       4:15 - 5:15 pm      $15/$23

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 Outer Space Rangers                                                         Beautiful Bugs                                                       New!
 Learn all about the moon, planets and stars! Conduct experiments,           Ladybugs to lightning bugs! We will learn all about the fascinating
 make crafts and read books all about the solar system. We’ll even           world of insects! If you love these little creatures, then you won’t
 make a rocket ship zoom to the moon (well…almost!)                          “bee”lieve how much fun we’re going to have!
 Age:      4 - 6 years          m/M:              5/12                       Age:      4 - 6 years            m/M:               5/10
 Location: Lincoln Center       Instructor:       Beth Sexton                Location: Lincoln Center         Instructor:        Beth Sexton
 Class #   Date       Day       Time                 $R/NR                   Class #   Date            Day    Time                 $R/NR
 318527-01 2/6 - 2/27 M         6:00 - 7:00 pm       $28/$42                 318529-01 4/20            F      6:00 - 7:15 pm       $15/$23


 Me, Myself and I                                                  New!      A Pinkalicious Celebration                                           New!
 10 fingers and 10 toes, 2 arms, a heart and a nose! Let’s learn all         Why is Pinkalicious so pink? We’ll read the delightful story, create a
 about our body and how it works! We’ll read books, make crafts and          pink craft and don’t worry, there will be plenty of pink cupcakes and
 even do some simple science all about us!                                   punch for everyone! Wear your pink!
 Age:      4 - 6 years          m/M:              5/12                       Age:      4 - 6 years            m/M:               5/10
 Location: Lincoln Center       Instructor:       Beth Sexton                Location: Lincoln Center         Instructor:        Beth Sexton
 Class #   Date          Day    Time                 $R/NR                   Class #   Date            Day    Time                 $R/NR
 318548-01 3/5 - 3/26    M      6:00 - 7:00 pm       $28/$42                 318552-01 5/18            F      6:00 - 7:15 pm       $15/$23


 Spring Fling                                                      New!      Daddy & Me Gym Time
 Who’s got spring fever? Let’s take a look in nature and find all of the     Run, hop, jump and skip! Active gym games, relays and parachute
 signs that spring is finally here! We will create projects, share stories   activities help children develop basic motor skills while spending
 and even go on a spring scavenger hunt!                                     quality time with dad. Wear gym shoes and play clothes and get
 Age:      4 - 6 years          m/M:              5/12                       ready for fun!
 Location: Lincoln Center       Instructor:       Beth Sexton                Age:      4 - 5 years & Dad m/M:                    5/10 couples
 Class #   Date          Day    Time                 $R/NR                   Location: Lincoln Center Instructor:                Julie Kornafel
 318549-01 4/9 - 4/30    M      6:00 - 7:00 pm       $28/$42                 Class #   Date            Day    Time                 $R/NR
                                                                             318519-01 1/13            F      6:45 - 7:30 pm       $27/$41

 Pajama Party
 Is the dreary weather getting you down? Get in your jammies, bring
 a stuffed animal and let’s get together for some games, a snack and
 of course, a good story!
 Age:      4 - 6 years          m/M:              5/12
 Location: Lincoln Center       Instructor:       Beth Sexton
 Class #   Date         Day     Time                 $R/NR
 318530-01 1/20         F       6:00 - 7:15 pm       $15/$23


 Super Bowl Bash                                                   New!
 Go team Go! We will really be ready to root our team on to victory
 by making a colorful team pennant! We’ll play some “football”
 games, and even have some pretzels and juice! Don’t forget to wear
 your football attire!
 Age:      4 - 6 years          m/M:              5/12
 Location: Lincoln Center       Instructor:       Beth Sexton
 Class #   Date         Day     Time                 $R/NR
                                                                             Young Rembrandts - Beginning Techniques
 318550-01 2/3          F       6:00 - 7:15 pm       $15/$23                 This multi-day workshop will expand your preschoolers’ confidence
                                                                             as they learn valuable motor skills and drawing techniques.
                                                                             Interesting subject matter will encourage their active imaginations.
 Flighty Fairies                                                   New!      Completed drawings will include animals and objects and other
 Welcome to the magical world of fairies! Come dressed as your               whimsical characters and scenes. We combine basic ideas with
 favorite fairy and we will play some enchanting games, make a               exciting drawings! Important skills to prepare for elementary school.
 magical craft and even enjoy some cookies and juice!                        All supplies included. Students use a variety of media to help build
 Age:      4 - 6 years          m/M:              5/10                       art and drawing concepts – Learning to Draw is fun.
 Location: Lincoln Center       Instructor:       Beth Sexton                Age:      4 - 5 years            m/M:               6/10
 Class #   Date         Day     Time                 $R/NR                   Location: Lincoln Center         Instructor:        Young Rembrandts
 318551-01 3/23         F       6:00 - 7:15 pm       $15/$23                 Class #     Date           Day   Time                 $R/NR
                                                                             318729-01   1/14 - 2/18    SA    10:00 - 10:50 am     $65/$98
                                                                             318729-02   3/10 - 3/31    SA    10:00 - 10:50 am     $43/$65
                                                                             318729-03   4/14 - 5/19    SA    10:00 - 10:50 am     $65/$98

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Travel the Wild
Background visuals and sound effects set the stage for our imaginations       Little Actors Club
to start our engines and fly to different animal habitats to learn about      Children love this innovative drama class that develops their
Earth’s amazing creatures, their homes, habits, foods and sounds.             imagination and introduces them to the performing arts in a
During this program children participate in finger plays, animal              fun and creative atmosphere. Each week is a new and exciting
guessing games, “dance” like the animals, touch, feel and discuss objects.    adventure into the imagination with changing themes, music,
Age:      3 - 6 years          m/M:             6/15                          costumes, props and playbills. They even learn a new joke every
Location: Lincoln Center       Instructor:      Jan Williams                  week. Kids learn theater terms, enhance spontaneity, build self-
Class #   Date        Day      Time                    $R/NR                  esteem and have a blast. Awards are given on the last day of
318739-01 1/11        W        11:30 am - 12:15 pm     $10/$15                class. Many themes are not repeated for two years, so ‘act’ now!
                                                                              Age:        3 - 5 years       m/M:                 7/16
Travel the World                                                              Location: Lincoln Center
Soar across the ocean to learn about people, their languages, customs,        Instructor: Shining Star Productions
foods, animals and music. Children use their senses to listen to songs        Class #     Date          Day   Time                 $R/NR
in different languages, play “guess that smell,” try chopsticks, dance        318700-01   2/3 - 3/23    F     10:00 - 10:45 am     $92/$138
                                                                              318700-02   2/3 - 3/23    F     12:30 - 1:15 pm      $92/$138
with maracas and explore a variety of objects from different countries!
                                                                              318700-05   2/3 - 3/23    F     6:00 - 6:45 pm       $92/$138
Age:      3 - 6 years          m/M:             6/15                          318700-03   4/13 - 5/25   F     10:00 - 10:45 am     $80/$120
Location: Lincoln Center       Instructor:      Jan Williams                  318700-04   4/13 - 5/25   F     12:30 - 1:15 pm      $80/$120
Class #   Date        Day      Time                     $R/NR                 318700-06   4/13 - 5/25   F     6:00 - 6:45 pm       $80/$120
318740-01 2/1         W        11:30 am - 12:15 pm      $10/$15
                                                                              Fairyland                                                  New!
Backyard Bugs                                                      New!       Published children’s author and creative drama
They’re everywhere…insects that live among us! During this adventure,         teacher, Marla Hohmeier, will work with
children will hear a variety of interesting facts and details about insects   participants to create and act out an original
in their neighborhood; where they live, what they eat, habits, and            story that takes place in Fairlyland.
lifecycles. Visuals and sound effects make the insects come alive.            Characters range from fairy kings and
Age:      3 - 6 years          m/M:             6/15                          queens to night fairies, flower fairies and
Location: Lincoln Center       Instructor:      Jan Williams                  candy fairies. Each participant will create their
Class #   Date        Day      Time                    $R/NR
                                                                              own magical character and utilize as many
318741-01 4/18        W        11:30 am - 12:15 pm     $10/$15
                                                                              ideas and suggestions as possible as the class
                                                                              develops the plot for our script-free, mini play.
Science Tots                                                       New!       Imagination, listening skills, group interaction
Children visit three science centers where they explore floating &            and spontaneity will be encouraged as we play
sinking; compare weights of different objects, discover hidden objects        improvised games with a fairyland theme each
in natural environments, and choose items to x-ray. A computer                week. Participants will be responsible for providing
software adventure that includes in-class activity.                           their own costume. There will be a classroom
Age:      3 - 5 years          m/M:             3/4                           performance on the last day.
Location: Lincoln Center       Instructor:      Jan Williams                  Age:        3 - 6 years       m/M: 7/16
Class #   Date        Day      Time                    $R/NR                  Location: Lincoln Center
318742-01 3/5         M        11:30 am - 12:15 pm     $10/$15                Instructor: Shining Star Productions
                                                                              Class #   Date            Day Time                   $R/NR
Letters, Numbers & Patterns – Oh My!                               New!       318745-01 2/1 - 3/21      W   3:30 - 4:15 pm         $92/$138
Children visit an amusement park where rides and games provide
learning and fun; complete series using logic and numbers, identify           The Toy Shop                                               New!
parts of the body, sort objects, type letters, and form patterns. A           Marla Hohmeier, of Shining Star Productions, will work with
computer software adventure that includes in-class activity.                  participants to create and act out an original story that takes
Age:      3 - 5 years          m/M:             3/4                           place in a magical toyshop where the toys come to life. Each
Location: Lincoln Center       Instructor:      Jan Williams                  participant will create their own magical character and utilize
Class #   Date        Day      Time                    $R/NR                  as many ideas and suggestions as possible as the class develops
318743-01 4/11        W        11:30 am - 12:15 pm     $10/$15                the plot for our script-free, mini play. Imagination, listening
                                                                              skills, group interaction and spontaneity will be encouraged as
We Can Fix It!                                                     New!       we play improvised games each week. Participants will be
The children join Bob the Builder to knock down and build a bridge,           responsible for providing their own costume. There will be a
solve a plumbing puzzle and rescue porcupines. Skills: problem                classroom performance on the last day.
solving, object discrimination; positioning; trial and error; cause and       Age:        3 - 6 years       m/M:                 7/16
effect. A computer software adventure that includes in-class activity.        Location: Lincoln Center
Age:      3 - 5 years          m/M:             3/4                           Instructor: Shining Star Productions
Location: Lincoln Center       Instructor:      Jan Williams                  Class #   Date            Day Time                   $R/NR
Class #   Date        Day      Time                    $R/NR                  318746-01 4/4 - 5/23      W   3:30 - 4:15 pm         $92/$138
318744-01 5/9         W        11:30 am - 12:15 pm     $10/$15

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Early Childhood

                                                                            Early Learner
                                                                            Piano Lessons
                                                                            Introduce your 4½- to 5-year-old to the piano. Finger numbering
                                                                            techniques and notation are used to teach students to perform
                                                                            pieces from the John W. Schaum Piano Series and tunes arranged by
                                                                            the instructor. The 25-minute class sessions are designed to hold the
                                                                            attention of young learners. A piano or keyboard for home practice
                                                                            is recommended.
                                                                            Students may register for one slot in each session unless private
                                                                            lessons (available at an additional fee) are requested. Please call the
                                                                            registration office at 630.963.1300 for information.
                                                                            John W. Schaum Piano Series lesson books are sold in the
                                                                            Registration Office for $7 per book.
                                                                            Age:          4½ - 5 years
                                                                            m/M:          2/2
                                                                            Instructor:   Richard Kuehl
                                                                            $R/NR:        $76/$114
                                                                            Location:     Lincoln Center                       Music Recital
                                                                            Session A:    Thursday, February 2 - March 22      Family and friends
                                                                                          Saturday, February 4 - March 24
                                                                            Class #       Day       Time
                                                                                                                               can enjoy the
                                                                            318500-01     TH        3:00 pm                    music students’
                                                                            318500-02     TH        3:30 pm                    performances at
                                                                            318500-03     SA        12:00 pm
                                                                                                                               recitals scheduled
                                                                            Session B: Thursday, April 12 - May 31             at Lincoln Center
                                                                                       Saturday, April 14 - June 2             between 5:30
                                                                                          No class May 26.                     and 8:00 pm on
                                                                            Class #       Day       Time
                                                                            318500-04     TH        3:00 pm                    Thursday, June 7.
                                                                            318500-05     TH        3:30 pm
                                                                            318500-06     SA        12:00 pm




 Music Together with Tiny Toes Music
 This internationally acclaimed, research based program utilizes            Age:        Infant - 5 years
 mixed-age classes to foster natural family – style learning. Infants and               w/parent
 toddlers enjoy watching and imitating older children, preschoolers         m/M:        6/12
 learn by leading younger ones, and adults are happy because the            Location: Lincoln Center
 children in the family can go into class together! Each child              Day:        TH
 participates at his or her own developmental level in signing,             $R/NR       $182/$273 first child
                                                                                        $136/$227 add’l child
 moving, chanting, listening, observing, exploring, and playing
                                                                            Instructor: Music Together
 musical instruments. Come sing and dance to the music of the Bells         Class #       Date          Time
 (January) and Triangle (March) collections. Registration includes          318710-01     1/12 - 3/8    9:15 - 10:00 am
 2 CDs, a new songbook each semester, Parent’s guide, and Musical           318710-02     1/12 - 3/8    10:15 - 11:00 am
 Growth Chart. Infant siblings under 8 months may attend for free           318710-03     3/15 - 5/17   9:15 - 10:00 am
 and any caregiver (parent, nanny, or grandparent) can participate in       318710-04     3/15 - 5/17   10:15 - 11:00 am
 this family music experience. Siblings must be registered to attend
 class. For more information on Music Together, visit
 www.TinytoesMusic.com. No class March 29.                                  See Downers Grove School of
                                                                               the Arts on page 20-21
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                                                                                                           Early Childhood
Spanish Language Lessons                                                                 m/M:       14/20                $R/NR:      $258/$387
                                                                                         Location: Lincoln Center        Instructor: Language Stars
Pre-elementary students build Spanish skills in a full immersion, play-based setting!
                                                                                         Class #     Date          Day   Time               Ages
Our fun-filled line-up includes learning topics such as: Clowning Around (focus:         318747-01   1/3 - 3/6     TU    10:00 - 10:30 am   2 - 3 years
counting and colors), On Safari (focus: animals), Head to Toe (focus: active verbs),     318747-02   1/3 - 3/6     TU    10:30 - 11:00 am   2 - 3 years
Toybox (focus: playtime toys and games), and more! Each unit focuses on targeted         318747-03   1/3 - 3/6     TU    11:00 - 11:45 am   3 - 6 years
vocabulary list, reinforced through lively songs, games and activities, presented        318747-04   1/5 - 3/8     TH    10:00 - 10:30 am   2 - 3 years
entirely in Spanish. For example, in our Clowning Around unit, children will learn       318747-05   1/5 - 3/8     TH    10:30 - 11:00 am   2 - 3 years
both counting and colors as they sing, dance, juggle and play their way through the      318747-06   1/5 - 3/8     TH    11:00 - 11:45 am   3 - 6 years
circus. We build upon this foundational vocabulary, adding simple grammatical            318747-07   3/20 - 5/15   TU    10:00 - 10:30 am   2 - 3 years
                                                                                         318747-08   3/20 - 5/15   TU    10:30 -11:00 am    2 - 3 years
structures such as “to be” (The clown’s nose is RED), and “to have” (He has FOUR
                                                                                         318747-09   3/20 - 5/15   TU    11:00 - 11:45 am   3 - 6 years
balls). We begin and end each lesson with additional songs and activities to             318747-10   3/15 - 5/10   TH    10:00 - 10:30 am   2 - 3 years
reinforce conversational basics such as greetings, introductions, and leave takings.     318747-11   3/15 - 5/10   TH    10:30 - 11:00 am   2 - 3 years
Come play and learn with us this winter/spring – we’re fluent in FUN!                    318747-12   3/15 - 5/10   TH    11:00 - 11:45 am   3 - 6 years



                                                                             Valentine Heart Cookies                                           New!
                                                                             Get ready for Valentine’s Day by learning how to make colorful heart
                                                                             cookies using a color flow technique. Each student goes home with
                                                                             cookies for the family.
                                                                             Age:      3 - 6 years           m/M:        6/8
                                                                             Location: Lincoln Center        Instructor: Carmen Gil
                                                                             Class #     Date        Day     Time                $R/NR
                                                                             318555-01   2/7         TU      9:30 - 10:30 am     $28/$42
                                                                             318555-02   2/7         TU      1:00 - 2:00 pm      $28/$42
                                                                             318555-03   2/9         TH      9:30 - 10:30 am     $28/$42
                                                                             318555-04   2/9         TH      1:00 - 2:00 pm      $28/$42

                                                                             Fondant and Cupcakes                                              New!
                                                                             Everyone loves a delicious cupcake! Now your children can learn
                                                                             how to decorate them too! Students will learn how to work with
                                                                             fondant and create fun shapes to add to their cupcakes.
                                                                             Age:      3 - 6 years           m/M:        6/8
                                                                             Location: Lincoln Center        Instructor: Carmen Gil
                                                                             Class #     Date        Day     Time                $R/NR
                                                                             318556-02   3/6         TU      1:00 - 2:00 pm      $28/$42
                                                                             318556-03   3/8         TH      9:30 - 10:30 am     $28/$42
                                                                             318556-04   3/8         TH      1:00 - 2:00 pm      $28/$42
Fondant and Cookies                                             New!
Spice up those sugar cookies! Learn how to roll and work with                Spring Cupcakes                                                   New!
Fondant and create fun shapes to add decorations to cookies. Each            Join us as we teach you how to make spring-like cupcakes and
student goes home with cookies for the family.                               decorate them using assorted candies and sprinkles.
Age:      3 - 6 years         m/M:        6/8                                Age:      3 - 6 years           m/M:        6/8
Location: Lincoln Center      Instructor: Carmen Gil                         Location: Lincoln Center        Instructor: Carmen Gil
Class #     Date      Day     Time                $R/NR                      Class #     Date        Day     Time                $R/NR
318553-01   1/10      TU      9:30 - 10:30 am     $28/$42                    318557-01   4/10        TU      9:30 - 10:30 am     $28/$42
318553-02   1/10      TU      1:00 - 2:00 pm      $28/$42                    318557-02   4/10        TU      1:00 - 2:00 pm      $28/$42
318553-03   1/12      TH      9:30 - 10:30 am     $28/$42                    318557-03   4/12        TH      9:30 - 10:30 am     $28/$42
318553-04   1/12      TH      1:00 - 2:00 pm      $28/$42                    318557-04   4/12        TH      1:00 - 2:00 pm      $28/$42

Rice Crispy Pops                                                New!         Mother’s Day Cakes                                                New!
Learn how to make delicious rice crispy treats and use cookie cutters        Show Mom how much you love her by decorating a cake made
to create fun treat pops. Each student goes home with rice crispy            especially for her!
pops.                                                                        Age:        3 - 6 years  m/M:        6/8
Age:      3 - 6 years         m/M:        6/8                                Location: Lincoln Center Instructor: Carmen Gil
Location: Lincoln Center      Instructor: Carmen Gil                         Class #     Date        Day     Time                $R/NR
Class #     Date      Day     Time                $R/NR                      318558-01   5/10        TH      9:30 - 10:30 am     $28/$42
318554-01   1/24      TU      9:30 - 10:30 am     $30/$45                    318558-02   5/10        TH      1:00 - 2:00 pm      $28/$42
318554-02   1/24      TU      1:00 - 2:00 pm      $30/$45                    318558-03   5/11        F       9:30 - 10:30 am     $28/$42
318554-03   1/26      TH      9:30 - 10:30 am     $30/$45                    318558-04   5/11        F       1:00 - 2:00 pm      $28/$42
318554-04   1/26      TH      1:00 - 2:00 pm      $30/$45

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YOUTH Sports and Leagues
 Downers Grove Park District
                                                                                                              3v3 Youth Socc
 Spring Youth Soccer League                                                                                     Tournament
                                                                                                                            er
 Divisions                                               Team Assignment Note                              Ju ne 23rd • Grades
 Coed Kindergarten                                       Teams are created according to
                                                                                                            McCollum Park Ball/ 1st - 8th
                                                                                                                               So
 **Boys – 1st & 2nd grades                               the following criteria:                              Look for informatio ccer Fields
                                                                                                                                 n in
 **Girls – 1st & 2nd grades                              1) School attended                                     2012 Summer Guid the
                                                                                                                                    e!
 **Boys – 3rd & 4th grades                               2) Grade
 **Girls – 3rd & 4th grades                              3) Balance of gender
 **Boys – 5th & 6th grades                               4) Roster size
 **Girls – 5th & 6th grades                              5) Reciprocal friendship request
 *Boys – 7th & 8th grades                                In general, our goal is to keep players from the same school on the same team. Should
 *Girls – 7th & 8th grades                               enrollment numbers and roster maximums not accommodate this practice, schools may
 *Boys – 9th & 12th grades                               be combined to form teams. Team maximums are based on enrollment numbers at the
 *Girls – 9th & 12th grades                              time of the registration deadline. No games May 26.
 *Boys/Girls 7th & 8th and 9th-12th grade leagues        Game Sites:                      To be determined by the park district
 may be coed due to low enrollment.                      Game Dates:                      April 14 - June 9
 **Grades may split into own league if enrollment        Early Registration:              $65 Resident      $98 Non-Resident
 allows.                                                 Registration fee after Feb 13:   $80 Resident      $120 Non-Resident
 Practices begin week of April 2                         Uniforms:                        $16 jerseys (green & yellow) & $5 socks (green)
 Games begin Saturday, April 14                          Refunds will not be issued for game cancellations. Friend requests are not guaranteed.

 Volunteer coaches introduce the fundamentals            Registration Procedures
 of playing soccer through weekly practices and          Carefully review the registration procedures as there have been some changes. Payment
 an eight-match schedule that emphasizes proper          and a signed waiver must be submitted with the registration form.
 techniques, knowledge of rules, team strategy           Mail-in, drop-off and online registration begins Monday, January 23. New teams are
 and participation. Please bring a soccer ball to        formed each season. Returning players are not guaranteed the same team from season to
 practice.                                               season. To be eligible for the Early Registration Fee, registration forms must be received
 The Park District soccer league relies on a             by Monday, February 13. After this date, the Regular Registration Fee will be charged.
 volunteer coaching system and every team must           The deadline for all registrations is Monday, March 12.
 have a coach. Anyone interested in coaching             Registration forms received after Monday, March 12 will be placed on a wait list.
 should contact the park district at 630.960.7250.       Soccer Hotline: 630.223.4092. Please call in case of inclement weather.


 Youth Basketball Leagues — Summer 2012
 Girls and boys in grades 5 through 9 can get in the game with our summer league! The league consists of two weeks of practice followed
 by seven weeks of games with an emphasis on game play, participation and fun. Grades are based on the 2011-2012 school year.
 Registration Procedures                             5th & 6th Grade Boys Summer League                  Team Assignment Note
 Mail-in, drop-off and online registration           5th & 6th Grade Girls Summer League                 Teams created according to the
 begins Monday, March 26. New teams are              7th & 8th Grade Boys Summer League                  following criteria:
 formed each season. Returning players are           7th & 8th Grade Girls Summer League                 • School attended
 not guaranteed the same team from season            9th Grade Boys Summer League                        • Grade
 to season. To be eligible for the Early             9th Grade Girls Summer League                       • Balance of gender
 Registration Fee, registration forms must be        Grade based on 2011/12 school year.                 • Roster size
 received by Monday, April 16. After this date,      Practices and games are played on                   • Reciprocal friendship request
 the Regular Registration Fee will be charged.       Wednesdays between 7:00 - 10:00 pm at the           In general, our goal is to keep players from
 The deadline for all registrations is Monday,       Recreation Center, 4500 Belmont Road.               the same school on the same team. Should
 April 30.                                           Practices:             5/16 - 5/30                  enrollment numbers and roster maximums
                                                     Games:                 6/6 - 7/25                   not accommodate this practice, schools may
 Registration forms received after Monday,                                  (No game July 4)             be combined to form teams. Team
 April 30 will be placed on a wait list.             Early Registration:    $65 Resident                 maximums are based on enrollment
                                                                            $98 Non-Resident             numbers at the time of the registration
                                                     Registration fee       $75 Resident                 deadline. Friendship request/coach
                                                     after April 16:        $113 Non-Resident            preferences are not guaranteed.
                                                     Uniforms:              $16
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                                                                                                                        YOUTH Sports
Track & Field
If you like to run, jump or throw, this program is for you. Learn the                      White Sox Hitting Club
fundamentals and mechanics of track and field while having fun and                         Baseball is a wonderful game but it can be frustrating if
increasing your fitness level. Starting in May, the team practices twice a week            you don’t hit well. The White Sox Hitting Club will
on Mondays and Thursdays, alternating between South and North High.                        present your hitter with a step-by-step approach to
There are four Friday intersquad meets during the season. Volunteer coaches                hitting like a Major League player...exactly like Sox
are needed for this program. If you are interested in helping out, call                    Hitting Coach, Greg Walker teaches. There are hitting
630.960.7250. You’ll receive a track schedule prior to the first practice.                 “absolutes” that must be present in each at bat to be
Day:      M & TH/Intersquad meets on F        m/M: 20/40                                   successful. It’s never too early to learn to hit correctly
Location: Downers Grove North/ South High Schools Outdoor Soccer Fields                    before bad habits become difficult to unlearn. Softball
Class #   Grade     Date                Time               $R/NR
343015-01 3rd - 5th 5/3 - 6/28          6:30 - 7:30 pm     $70/$105
                                                                                           players will greatly benefit from this class as well. Each
343015-02 6th - 8th 5/3 - 6/28          6:30 - 7:30 pm     $70/$105                        student will receive a White Sox Hitting Club t-shirt and
                                                                                           Sox Hitting Club manual.
                                                                                           m/M:      5/12                          $R/NR:   $80/$120
Girls Softball Spring Training Clinic                                                      Location: Recreation Center
This softball clinic gets you into shape for your upcoming season. Learn the               Class #     Ages           Date         Day   Time
correct fundamentals of the game and get you into midseason form. Don’t                    343044-01   6 - 8 years    1/11 - 2/1   W     3:45 - 4:45 pm
miss out on this exciting new spring clinic. Sign up for both camps and                    343044-02   9 - 11 years   1/11 - 2/1   W     4:45 - 5:45 pm
receive a discount.                                                                        343044-03   6 - 8 years    3/7 - 3/28   W     3:45 - 4:45 pm
Age:      6 - 11 years                    m/M: 8/20                                        343044-04   9 - 11 years   3/7 - 3/28   W     4:45 - 5:45 pm
$R/NR:    $45/$67 or sign up for both camps for $80/$120
Location: Recreation Center                                                                White Sox Pitching Club
Class #     Clinic     Date      Day              Time                                     The White Sox Pitching Club will give you a firsthand
343042-01   Pitching   2/5       SU               2:00 - 3:30 pm
343042-02   Hitting    2/19      SU               2:00 - 3:30 pm                           look at the pitching mechanics that all great pitchers
343042-03   Pitching   3/11      SU               2:00 - 3:30 pm                           use! Pitching with accuracy, velocity and minimal arm
343042-04   Hitting    3/25      SU               2:00 - 3:30 pm                           strain is no accident. There is a process that should be
                                                                                           followed from the Big Leagues to Little League and is
Youth Lacrosse Development                                                                 exactly what White Sox Pitching Coach, Don Cooper
The staff of True Lacrosse will be conducting a weekly clinic for boys                     teaches. The White Sox Pitching Club will teach you that
interested in playing Lacrosse. Learn the game from current and former D-1                 process. Each student will receive a White Sox Pitching
players who have mastered their positions on the lacrosse field. The Clinic                Club t-shirt and Sox Pitching Club.
                                                                                           m/M:      5/12                          $R/NR:   $80/$120
will include; Goalie work, Face-offs, Shooting, and Defense. All levels,
                                                                                           Location: Recreation Center
beginner through advanced are welcome! Equipment is not provided, you                      Class #     Ages           Date         Day   Time
can rent equipment from www.truelacrosse.com. Please bring mouth guard.                    343045-01   6 - 8 years    2/8 - 2/29   W     3:45 - 4:45 pm
Not sure if you are interested in youth lacrosse, then come on and check                   343045-02   9 - 11 years   2/8 - 2/29   W     4:45 - 5:45 pm
out the free True Lacrosse Demo Day where True Lacrosse coaches will                       343045-03   6 - 8 years    4/4 - 4/25   W     3:45 - 4:45 pm
demonstrate and discuss the benefits of youth lacrosse on Sunday,                          343045-04   9 - 11 years   4/4 - 4/25   W     4:45 - 5:45 pm
February 12 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Recreation Center East Gym.
Instructor: True Lacrosse             m/M: 10/40       Day: W & SU
Class #     Date          Grade       Time             Location                $R/NR
343059-01   4/11 - 5/27   3rd - 4th   4:30 - 6:00 pm   Ebersold Park Field 1   $250/$375
343059-02   4/11 - 5/27   5th - 6th   4:30 - 6:00 pm   Ebersold Park Field 1   $250/$375
343059-03   4/11 - 5/27   7th - 8th   4:30 - 6:00 pm   Ebersold Park Field 1   $250/$375



  High School Lacrosse
  Are you ready to play one of the
  fast growing sports?
  Then high school lacrosse team is looking for you for the
  2012 spring season. This club fields varsity and junior varsity
  teams and plays in the NILAX High School Lacrosse League.
  The season runs from March through May 2012 and
  practices are held at Downers Grove Park District parks. Games are played on
  weeknights and weekends and approximately half of the games will be away
  games played in other towns. Beginners and experienced players are welcomed
  and players are responsible for protective equipment and travel to and from all
  practice and games. For more information, visit www.dglacrosse.com.


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YOUTH Sports

                                                                          FUNdamental
                                                                                 H
                                                                          Hockey l
                                                                          Do you want to be a
                                                                          Champion? Come out and
                                                                          learn the basic skills of
                          H
 FUNdamental Sports Mania l                                               hockey from stick handling, passing, shooting, goaltending and so
 What better way to keep you and your child active than playing a         much more. Every week different fundamentals skills are instructed,
 variety of sports? Your child will learn the fundamentals skills of a    and a floor hockey game is played. Helmets must be worn and bring
 different sport each week through various themed activities in a         your own water bottle. No class March 27.
 positive, energetic, and fun-filled environment. Come spend quality      m/M:      3/14                          Day:   TU
 time and bond with your child learning the basics of soccer, football,   Location: Recreation Center             $R/NR: $63/$94
 basketball, baseball, hockey and volleyball. No class March 29.          Class #     Age           Date          Time
 *Parent Participation Required.                                          343008-01   4 - 5 years   1/17 - 2/21   3:00 - 4:00 pm
 m/M:          3/14                               Day:        TH          343008-02   6 - 7 years   1/17 - 2/21   4:00 - 5:00 pm
 Location:     Recreation Center                  $R/NR:      $63/$94     343008-03   8 - 9 years   1/17 - 2/21   5:00 - 6:00 pm
 Class #       Age               Date             Time                    343008-04   4 - 5 years   3/6 - 4/17    3:00 - 4:00 pm
 343041-01*    18 - 24 months    1/19 - 2/23      1:00 - 1:50 pm          343008-05   6 - 7 years   3/6 - 4/17    4:00 - 5:00 pm
 343041-02*    2 - 3 years       1/19 - 2/23      2:00 - 2:50 pm          343008-06   8 - 9 years   3/6 - 4/17    5:00 - 6:00 pm
 343041-03     3 - 4 years       1/19 - 2/23      3:00 - 3:50 pm          343008-07   4 - 5 years   5/1 - 6/5     3:00 - 4:00 pm
 343041-04*    18 - 24 months    3/8 - 4/19       1:00 - 1:50 pm          343008-08   6 - 7 years   5/1 - 6/5     4:00 - 5:00 pm
 343041-05*    2 - 3 years       3/8 - 4/19       2:00 - 2:50 pm          343008-09   8 - 9 years   5/1 - 6/5     5:00 - 6:00 pm
 343041-06     3 - 4 years       3/8 - 4/19       3:00 - 3:50 pm
 343041-07*    18 - 24 months    5/3 - 6/7        1:00 - 1:50 pm                               H
                                                                          FUNdamental Football l
 343041-08*    2 - 3 years       5/3 - 6/7        2:00 - 2:50 pm          Ready, Set, Hut! Learn the basics of passing, receiving, positioning
 343041-09     3 - 4 years       5/3 - 6/7        3:00 - 3:50 pm          and many more. The activities and games introduced in this class are
                                                                          non-contact flag football based and are played in a safe
                    H
 FUNdamental Soccer l                                              New!   environment. Each week new skills are covered and a scrimmage
 Play the most popular sport in the world! Join us and learn the          game is played. Appropriate athletic clothing must be worn and
 proper techniques of shooting, passing, dribbling, and more.             bring your own water bottle. No class March 28.
 Concentrate on developing your skills while playing fun action-          m/M:      3/12                          Day: W
 packed drills and activities. New skills are taught each week, and a     Location: Recreation Center             $R/NR: $63/$94
 soccer game is played at the end of class. Appropriate athletic          Class #     Age           Date          Time
 clothing must be worn and bring your own water bottle. No class          343022-01   4 - 5 years   1/18 - 2/22   3:00 - 4:00 pm
 March 30 and April 6.                                                    343022-02   6 - 7 years   1/18 - 2/22   4:00 - 5:00 pm
 m/M:      3/14         Day: F                                            343022-03   8 - 9 years   1/18 - 2/22   5:00 - 6:00 pm
 Location: Recreation Center                                              343022-04   4 - 5 years   3/7 - 4/18    3:00 - 4:00 pm
 Class #      Age           Date          Time              $R/NR         343022-05   6 - 7 years   3/7 - 4/18    4:00 - 5:00 pm
 343056-01    4 - 5 years   1/20 - 2/24   3:00 - 4:00 pm    $63/$94       343022-06   8 - 9 years   3/7 - 4/18    5:00 - 6:00 pm
 343056-02    6 - 7 years   1/20 - 2/24   4:00 - 5:00 pm    $63/$94       343022-07   4 - 5 years   5/2 - 6/6     3:00 - 4:00 pm
 343056-03    8 - 9 years   1/20 - 2/24   5:00 - 6:00 pm    $63/$94       343022-08   6 - 7 years   5/2 - 6/6     4:00 - 5:00 pm
 343056-04    4 - 5 years   3/9 - 4/20    3:00 - 4:00 pm    $53/$84       343022-09   8 - 9 years   5/2 - 6/6     5:00 - 6:00 pm
 343056-05    6 - 7 years   3/9 - 4/20    4:00 - 5:00 pm    $53/$84
 343056-06    8 - 9 years   3/9 - 4/20    5:00 - 6:00 pm    $53/$84                              H
                                                                          FUNdamental Basketball l
 343056-07    4 - 5 years   5/4 - 6/8     3:00 - 4:00 pm    $63/$94       Want to be an MVP? Come join us and learn the fundamental skills
 343056-08    6 - 7 years   5/4 - 6/8     4:00 - 5:00 pm    $63/$94       of basketball including ball handling, shooting, footwork, and much
 343056-09    8 - 9 years   5/4 - 6/8     5:00 - 6:00 pm    $63/$94       more. New skills are introduced every week and a basketball game is
                                                                          played at the end of each class. Appropriate athletic clothing must be
                                      H
 FUNdamental Soccer Spring Break Camp l New!                              worn and bring your own water bottle. No class February 20,
 Come score some goals with us! Practice a new skill each day along       March 26 and May 28.
 with daily activities, drills and games. Have fun while developing       m/M:      3/14                          Day:   M
 skills such as shooting, passing, positioning and more. Appropriate      Location: Recreation Center             $R/NR: $53/$84
 athletic clothing must be worn and bring your own water bottle.          Class #     Age           Date          Time
 m/M:      5/20      $R/NR: $75/$112                                      343003-01   4 - 5 years   1/23 - 2/27   3:00 - 4:00 pm
 Location: Recreation Center                                              343003-02   6 - 7 years   1/23 - 2/27   4:00 - 5:00 pm
 Class #   Age          Date              Day     Time                    343003-03   8 - 9 years   1/23 - 2/27   5:00 - 6:00 pm
 343057-01 5 - 7 years 3/26 - 3/30        M-F     10:00 am - 12:00 pm     343003-04   4 - 5 years   3/12 - 4/16   3:00 - 4:00 pm
 343057-02 8 - 10 years 3/26 - 3/30       M-F     12:00 - 2:00 pm         343003-05   6 - 7 years   3/12 - 4/16   4:00 - 5:00 pm
                                                                          343003-06   8 - 9 years   3/12 - 4/16   5:00 - 6:00 pm
                                                                          343003-07   4 - 5 years   4/30 - 6/4    3:00 - 4:00 pm
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 l Earn Reward Points for participation in                                343003-08   6 - 7 years   4/30 - 6/4    4:00 - 5:00 pm
    Fundamental Sports Classes. See page 3.                               343003-09   8 - 9 years   4/30 - 6/4    5:00 - 6:00 pm

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Winter Youth Volleyball League                                                             Dodgeball
Get in the game this fall! Structured to provide game play in a round                      This fast-paced class gets your kids moving and dodging like
robin format, players learn while competing. The league lasts 10 weeks                     never before. Children learn the rules of dodgeball and the
with the first two weeks acting as practice. Teams are randomly selected by                strategies to beat the toughest players, including their parents
the park district and will play one- hour matches each week. Teams are                     who we play on the last day. Come on out and learn to dodge,
divided based on grade and gender, and will be coed if enrollment is low.                  dip, duck and dive.
Volunteer coaches are needed to coach teams. If you are interested, please                 m/M:         6/20        Location:      Recreation Center
call 630.960.7250. Registration deadline is January 9.                                     Instructor: All Star Sports
$R/NR:      $60/$90                    Time:         6:30 - 8:30 pm                        Class#      Age          Date          Day   Time             $R/NR
m/M:        9/12 per team              Date:         1/13 - 3/16                           343047-01   3rd - 5th    1/11 - 2/8    W     5:30 - 6:30 pm   $51/$77
Class #     Grade                      Class #       Grade                                 343047-02   3rd - 5th    2/22 - 3/21   W     5:30 - 6:30 pm   $51/$77
343049-01   5th - 6th boys             343049-02     5th - 6th girls                       343047-03   3rd - 5th    4/11 - 5/23   W     5:30 - 6:30 pm   $51/$77
343049-03   7th - 8th boys             343049-04     7th - 8th girls
343049-05   9th boys                   343049-06     9th girls


Ice Skating Instruction                                           Ability Levels
                                                                  Tots I (4 - 5 years)
                                                                                                 Requirements
                                                                                                 Beginners with no previous instruction
Seven Bridges Ice Arena (S.B.I.A.) has the basic                  Tots II (4 - 5 years)          Tots I or equivalent
philosophy that anyone can learn to ice skate if                  Tots III (4 - 5 years)         Tots II or equivalent
they try their best. All ice skating programs                     Basic I (6 - 12 years)         Beginners with no previous instruction
feature experienced instructors and free practice                 Parent/Tot (3 - 5 years)       Beginners with no previous instruction
time. For practice times and further information,                 Adult Beginner (16 & up)       Beginners with no previous instruction
please contact Seven Bridges at 630.271.4400. No                  Important things to remember: No make-ups allowed. All classes are non-refundable.
class March 26 - 31, April 2 - 7 and May 7 - 12.                  Parents and non-enrolled skaters may skate for up to 15 minutes during practice before or
m/M:      1/12                                                    after the session by purchasing a $2 buddy pass (skate rental not included). Gloves/mittens
Location: Seven Bridges Ice Arena,                                and helmets are recommended. Skate rentals are $3 each or 10 for $20. Classes that do not
          6690 Route 53 (Hobson Rd &                              meet the minimum number of participants may be combined or cancelled.
          Route 53), Woodridge
Class #     Level        Date           Day    Time                    Fee           Class #     Level        Date          Day   Time               Fee
337501-01   Tots I       1/2 - 2/13     M      1:15 - 1:45 pm          $129          337508-08   Tots III     2/23 - 4/12   TH    1:15 - 1:45 pm     $129
337501-02   Tots I       1/5 - 2/16     TH     9:45 - 10:15 am         $129          337508-09   Tots III     2/24 - 4/13   F     5:45 - 6:15 pm     $129
337501-03   Tots I       1/5 - 2/16     TH     1:15 - 1:45 pm          $129          337508-10   Tots III     2/25 - 4/14   SA    10:20 - 10:50 am   $129
337501-04   Tots I       1/6 - 2/17     F      5:45 - 6:15 pm          $129          337503-03   Parent/Tot   2/20 - 4/9    M     5:50 - 6:30 pm     $159
337501-05   Tots I       1/7 - 2/18     SA     10:20 - 10:50 am        $129          337503-04   Parent/Tot   2/25 - 4/14   SA    10:20 - 10:50 am   $159
337502-01   Tots II      1/2 - 2/13     M      1:15 - 1:45 pm          $129          337504-05   Basic I      2/20 - 4/9    M     5:50 - 6:30 pm     $149
337502-02   Tots II      1/5 - 2/16     TH     9:45 - 10:15 am         $129          337504-06   Basic I      2/24 - 4/13   F     5:50 - 6:30 pm     $149
337502-03   Tots II      1/5 - 2/16     TH     1:15 - 1:45 pm          $129          337504-07   Basic I      2/25 - 4/14   SA    8:30 - 9:10 am     $149
337502-04   Tots II      1/6 - 2/17     F      5:45 - 6:15 pm          $129          337504-08   Basic I      2/25 - 4/14   SA    9:20 - 10:00 am    $149
337502-05   Tots II      1/7 - 2/18     SA     10:20 - 10:50 am        $129          337506-03   Adult        2/24 - 4/13   F     5:35 - 6:15 pm     $159
337508-01   Tots III     1/2 - 2/13     M      1:15 - 1:45 pm          $129          337506-04   Adult        2/25 - 4/14   SA    8:30 - 9:10 am     $159
337508-02   Tots III     1/5 - 2/16     TH     9:45 - 10:15 am         $129          337501-11   Tots I       4/23 - 6/4    M     1:15 - 1:45 pm     $129
337508-03   Tots III     1/5 - 2/16     TH     1:15 - 1:45 pm          $129          337501-12   Tots I       4/26 - 6/7    TH    9:45 - 10:15 am    $129
337508-04   Tots III     1/6 - 2/17     F      5:45 - 6:15 pm          $129          337501-13   Tots I       4/26 - 6/7    TH    1:15 - 1:45 pm     $129
337508-05   Tots III     1/7 - 2/18     SA     10:20 - 10:50 am        $129          337501-14   Tots I       4/27 - 6/8    F     5:45 - 6:15 pm     $129
337503-01   Parent/Tot   1/2 - 2/13     M      5:50 - 6:30 pm          $159          337501-15   Tots I       4/28 - 6/9    SA    10:20 - 10:50 am   $129
337503-02   Parent/Tot   1/7 - 2/18     SA     10:20 - 10:50 am        $159          337502-11   Tots II      4/23 - 6/4    M     1:15 - 1:45 pm     $129
337504-01   Basic I      1/2 - 2/13     M      5:50 - 6:30 pm          $149          337502-12   Tots II      4/26 - 6/7    TH    9:45 - 10:15 am    $129
337504-02   Basic I      1/6 - 2/17     F      5:50 - 6:30 pm          $149          337502-13   Tots II      4/26 - 6/7    TH    1:15 - 1:45 pm     $129
337504-03   Basic I      1/7 - 2/18     SA     8:30 - 9:10 am          $149          337502-14   Tots II      4/27 - 6/8    F     5:45 - 6:15 pm     $129
337504-04   Basic I      1/7 - 2/18     SA     9:20 - 10:00 am         $149          337502-15   Tots II      4/28 - 6/9    SA    10:20 - 10:50 am   $129
337506-01   Adult        1/6 - 2/17     F      5:35 - 6:15 pm          $159          337508-11   Tots III     4/23 - 6/4    M     1:15 - 1:45 pm     $129
337506-02   Adult        1/7 - 2/18     SA     8:30 - 9:10 am          $159          337508-12   Tots III     4/26 - 6/7    TH    9:45 - 10:15 am    $129
337501-06   Tots I       2/20 - 4/9     M      1:15 - 1:45 pm          $129          337508-13   Tots III     4/26 - 6/7    TH    1:15 - 1:45 pm     $129
337501-07   Tots I       2/23 - 4/12    TH     9:45 - 10:15 am         $129          337508-14   Tots III     4/27 - 6/8    F     5:45 - 6:15 pm     $129
337501-08   Tots I       2/23 - 4/12    TH     1:15 - 1:45 pm          $129          337508-15   Tots III     4/28 - 6/9    SA    10:20 - 10:50 am   $129
337501-09   Tots I       2/24 - 4/13    F      5:45 - 6:15 pm          $129          337503-05   Parent/Tot   4/23 - 6/4    M     5:50 - 6:30 pm     $159
337501-10   Tots I       2/25 - 4/14    SA     10:20 - 10:50 am        $129          337503-06   Parent/Tot   4/28 - 6/9    SA    10:20 - 10:50 am   $159
337502-06   Tots II      2/20 - 4/9     M      1:15 - 1:45 pm          $129          337504-09   Basic I      4/23 - 6/4    M     5:50 - 6:30 pm     $149
337502-07   Tots II      2/23 - 4/12    TH     9:45 - 10:15 am         $129          337504-10   Basic I      4/27 - 6/8    F     5:50 - 6:30 pm     $149
337502-08   Tots II      2/23 - 4/12    TH     1:15 - 1:45 pm          $129          337504-11   Basic I      4/28 - 6/9    SA    8:30 - 9:10 am     $149
337502-09   Tots II      2/24 - 4/13    F      5:45 - 6:15 pm          $129          337504-12   Basic I      4/28 - 6/9    SA    9:20 - 10:00 am    $149
337502-10   Tots II      2/25 - 4/14    SA     10:20 - 10:50 am        $129          337506-05   Adult        4/27 - 6/8    F     5:35 - 6:15 pm     $159
337508-06   Tots III     2/20 - 4/9     M      1:15 - 1:45 pm          $129          337506-06   Adult        4/28 - 6/9    SA    8:30 - 9:10 am     $159
337508-07   Tots III     2/23 - 4/12    TH     9:45 - 10:15 am         $129

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YOUTH Sports
                                                          ARCHERY
                                                          Students use a recurve style bow, basic finger tab, an arm guard and safety glasses to learn
                                                          archery basics including range safety, whistle commands and the proper stance, draw and
                                                          release of arrows starting at a 10-yard distance. This is a cooperative program with the
                                                          Woodridge Park District.
                                                          Location: Jefferson Jr. High, 7200 Janes Ave., Woodridge          Instructor: Ten Ring Archery
                                                          Class #     Age       Level          Date             Day        Time                m/M       $R/NR
                                                          343026-01   8 & up    Beginner       1/3 - 1/24       TU         7:00 - 8:00 pm      8/16      $53/$80
                                                          343026-02   8 & up    Beginner       1/31 - 2/21      TU         7:00 - 8:00 pm      8/16      $53/$80
                                                          343026-03   8 & up    Beginner       2/28 - 3/20      TU         7:00 - 8:00 pm      8/16      $53/$80
                                                          343026-04   8 & up    Beginner       4/3 - 4/24       TU         7:00 - 8:00 pm      8/16      $53/$80
                                                          343026-05   8 & up    Beginner       5/1 - 5/22       TU         7:00 - 8:00 pm      8/16      $53/$80


 Kids First Spring Break Baseball Camp                                             Fencing
 Spring baseball! It’s a HIT! Camp prepares kids to understand the                 Learn the basic
 game of baseball through fundamentals. Players learn how to step,                 attacks, defenses
 catch and throw at different fielding positions. Batting is taught                and footwork of
 from a T-stand, followed by coach-pitch making kids feel                          epee, saber and
 comfortable swinging the bat and hitting the ball. Baseball games are             foil fencing. The
 played once the players are ready.                                                how-tos are taught
 m/M:        8/24         $R/NR: $65/$98                                           and participants do
 Location: Recreation Center                                                       basic bouting. The
 Instructor: Kids First Sports Safety, Inc.                                        fundamentals will
 Class #     Age            Date           Day       Time                          be taught and
 343051-01   4 - 5 years    3/26 - 3/30    M-F       1:00 - 2:00 pm
                                                                                   participants will do
 343051-02   6 - 8 years    3/26 - 3/30    M-F       2:00 - 3:15 pm
 343051-03   9 - 12 years   3/26 - 3/30    M-F       3:15 - 4:30 pm                basic bouting.
                                                                                   Conditioning and stretching are also stressed. All safety equipment
                                                                                   is supplied. Advanced class is for participants that have taken at least
 Junior High Intramurals                                                           two fencing classes.
 Come out after school and bring your friends to compete in some                   m/M:        8/16                     Day:     M
 exciting game play. This eight week program allows all participants               Location: Lincoln Center
 to play in game action. Players are divided into teams on the first day           Instructor: Will Mego, Naperville Fencing Club
 and standings are kept weekly. The final week is playoff week to                  Class #     Age            Date           Time             $R/NR
 determine which team is the best intramural team in Downers                       343027-01   7 - 12 years   1/9 - 2/6      4:00 - 5:00 pm   $72/$108
 Grove. Don’t miss out on this exciting new program. No Classes                    343027-02   Intermediate   1/9 - 2/6      5:00 - 6:00 pm   $72/$108
 March 29 & 30.                                                                    343027-03   Advanced       1/9 - 2/6      6:00 - 8:00 pm   $72/$108
                                                                                   343027-04   7 - 12 years   2/13 - 3/12    4:00 - 5:00 pm   $72/$108
 Grade:      7th - 8th boys & girls                  m/M:          10/20
                                                                                   343027-05   Intermediate   2/13 - 3/12    5:00 - 6:00 pm   $72/$108
 Time:       4:00 - 6:00 pm     $R/NR:               $55/$82
                                                                                   343027-06   Advanced       2/13 - 3/12    6:00 - 8:00 pm   $72/$108
 Class #     Date           Day   Sport                 Location                   343027-07   7 - 12 years   3/19 - 4/16    4:00 - 5:00 pm   $72/$108
 343001-01   1/12 - 3/1     TH    Basketball            Recreation Center          343027-08   Intermediate   3/19 - 4/16    5:00 - 6:00 pm   $72/$108
 343001-02   1/13 - 3/2     F     Flag Football         Recreation Center          343027-09   Advanced       3/19 - 4/16    6:00 - 8:00 pm   $72/$108
 343001-03   3/8 - 5/3      TH    Basketball            Recreation Center          343027-10   7 - 12 years   4/23 - 5/21    4:00 - 5:00 pm   $72/$108
 343001-04   3/9 - 5/4      F     Floor Hockey          Recreation Center          343027-11   Intermediate   4/23 - 5/21    5:00 - 6:00 pm   $72/$108
 343001-05   5/11- 6/29     F     Soccer                McCollum Park              343027-12   Advanced       4/23 - 5/21    6:00 - 8:00 pm   $72/$108
 343001-06   5/10 - 6/28    TH    Slow Pitch Softball   McCollum Park

 Kids Volleyball Instruction                                                       Boys Hip Hop!
                                                                                   Stay active during winter and get some help with coordination as we
 Get an introduction to the fundamentals of the game of volleyball
                                                                                   challenge you with some dance moves. We will learn 2 routines,
 including bumping, setting, and serving with an emphasis on having
                                                                                   work on freestyle moves and dance to some of the classic line dances
 fun. Basic team strategies and skills to improve footwork and
                                                                                   like cupid shuffle and cha cha slide. On the last day we will perform
 coordination are also taught.
 m/M:        6/20                         Location: Recreation Center
                                                                                   for our friends and family to show off our new moves. No class
 Instructor: All Star Sports                                                       January 16, February 13 & 20.
 Class#      Age            Date          Day   Time             $R/NR             m/M:        6/20
 343007-01   5 - 7 years    1/6 - 2/3     F     3:30 - 4:30 pm   $51/$77           Location: Recreation Center          Instructor: All Star Sports
 343007-02   8 - 10 years   1/6 - 2/3     F     4:30 - 5:30 pm   $51/$77           Class#      Age            Date           Day   Time             $R/NR
 343007-03   5 - 7 years    2/17 - 3/16   F     3:30 - 4:30 pm   $51/$77           343054-01   1st - 3rd      1/9 - 3/19     M     3:30 - 4:15 pm   $51/$77
 343007-04   8 - 10 years   2/17 - 3/16   F     4:30 - 5:30 pm   $51/$77           343054-02   4th - 6th      1/9 - 3/19     M     4:15 - 5:00 pm   $51/$77
 343007-05   5 - 7 years    4/13 - 5/25   F     3:30 - 4:30 pm   $51/$77           343054-03   1st - 3rd      4/9 - 5/21     M     3:30 - 4:15 pm   $51/$77
 343007-06   8 - 10 years   4/13 - 5/25   F     4:30 - 5:30 pm   $51/$77           343054-04   4th - 6th      4/9 - 5/21     M     4:15 - 5:00 pm   $51/$77


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T-Ball                                                                                                    Horsemanship
Develop basic baseball skills such as hitting, fielding, throwing, catching and running
the bases. Fun drills and games are played each week. Please bring your own glove.                        Instruction
No class January 16, 28, February 4, 13, 20, and March 3.                                                 Join us at Arabian Knights Farm to learn about
m/M:        6/16                        Instructor: All Star Sports                                       the magnificent beauty and versatility of the
Class#      Age           Date          Day   Time                  $R/NR       Location                  Arabian horse. Learn the basics of horsemanship
343017-01   4 - 6 years   1/9 - 3/19    M     12:00 - 1:00 pm       $74/$111    Recreation Center
                                                                                                          so you can interact safely and confidently around
343017-02   3 - 4 years   1/9 - 3/19    M     1:00 - 1:45 pm        $74/$111    Recreation Center
343017-03   3 - 4 years   1/10 - 2/7    TU    10:45 - 11:30 am      $51/$77     Lincoln Center            them. Long pants and closed toe shoes with a 1
343017-04   4 - 6 years   1/10 - 2/7    TU    11:30 am - 12:30 pm   $51/$77     Lincoln Center            inch heel are required for riding. Helmets are
343017-05   4 - 6 years   1/12 - 2/9    TH    10:00 - 11:00 am      $51/$77     Recreation Center         provided. Please arrive for each session 15
343017-06   3 - 4 years   1/12 - 2/9    TH    11:00 - 11:45 am      $51/$77     Recreation Center         minutes early to check in and meet the
343017-07   4 - 6 years   1/7 - 3/17    SA    4:00 - 4:45 pm        $74/$111    Herrick School            instructors. Participants must be 8 years of age by
343017-08   3 - 4 years   1/7 - 3/17    SA    12:00 - 1:00 pm       $74/$111    Herrick School            the first day of class.
343017-09   3 - 4 years   2/21 - 3/20   TU    10:45 - 11:30 am      $51/$77     Lincoln Center            Age:      8 & up       m/M: 5/30
343017-10   3 - 4 years   2/21 - 3/20   TU    11:30 am - 12:30 pm   $51/$77     Lincoln Center            Fee:      $135
343017-11   4 - 6 years   2/23 - 3/22   TH    10:00 - 11:00 am      $51/$77     Recreation Center         Location: Arabian Knights Farms,
343017-12   3 - 4 years   2/23 - 3/22   TH    11:00 - 11:45 am      $51/$77     Recreation Center
                                                                                                                    6526 Clarendon Hills Road,
343017-15   4 - 6 years   4/9 - 5/21    M     12:00 - 1:00 pm       $70/$105    Doerhoefer Park
                                                                                                                    Willowbrook
343017-16   3 - 4 years   4/9 - 5/21    M     1:00 - 1:45 pm        $70/$105    Doerhoefer Park
343017-17   3 - 4 years   4/10 - 5/22   TU    10:45 - 11:30 am      $70/$105    Lincoln Center
343017-18   4 - 6 years   4/10 - 5/22   TU    11:30 am - 12:30 pm   $70/$105    Lincoln Center            Level 1: Beginner Horsemanship
343017-19   4 - 6 years   4/12 - 5/24   TH    10:00 - 11:00 am      $70/$105    Recreation Center         Students will learn about safety around horses,
343017-20   3 - 4 years   4/12 - 5/24   TH    11:00 - 11:45 am      $70/$105    Recreation Center         breeds, colors, anatomy, eyesight and how to
343017-21   4 - 6 years   4/21 - 5/26   SA    3:00 - 4:00 pm        $60/$90     Recreation Center
                                                                                                          halter and lead a horse. On week 2, the students
343017-22   3 - 4 years   4/21 - 5/26   SA    4:00 - 4:45 pm        $60/$90     Recreation Center
                                                                                                          begin balance exercises on horseback at the walk.
                                                                                                          Class #     Day   Date          Time
                                                                                                          343010-01   SU    1/8 & 1/15    11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Parent & Tot Super Sports                                                                                 343010-02   SU    2/19 & 2/26   11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Children improve simple motor skills and have fun while learning a variety of sports                      343010-03   W     3/7 & 3/14    6:30 - 8:30 pm
including soccer, basketball, hockey, t-ball and more. Bring a glove and a soccer ball to                 343010-04   SU    4/1 & 4/15    11:00 am - 1:00 pm
class. No class January 28, February 4, March 3, and April 7 & 14.                                        343010-05   W     4/18 & 4/25   6:30 - 8:30 pm
m/M:        6/16          Instructor: All Star Sports
Class#    Age             Date        Day Time                   $R/NR    Location                        Level 2: Intermediate
343020-02 2 -3 years      1/7 - 3/17 SA 12:00- 12:45 pm          $74/$111 Herrick School
343020-06 2 -3 years      4/21 - 5/26 SA 12:00- 12:45 pm         $60/$90 Herrick School                   Horsemanship
                                                                                                          Students will review and expand their skills
                                                                                                          learned in the Level 1 class. There will be a
                                                                                                          demonstration by our AKF youth and amateur
                                                                                                          riders on the different styles of riding. Students
Kids Soccer                                                                                               will learn nutrition, grooming and tacking, and
                                                                                                          continue balance exercises at the walk and trot.
Have fun and gain coordination and self-esteem while learning the fundamentals of
this popular team sport. Basics such as passing, shooting and dribbling are taught.                       Class #     Day   Date          Time
                                                                                                          343010-06   SU    1/22 & 1/29   11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bring a soccer ball to class. No class January 16, January 28, February 4, 13 & 20,
                                                                                                          343010-07   SU    3/4 & 3/11    11:00 am - 1:00 pm
March 3, and April 7 & 14.                                                                                343010-08   W     3/21 & 3/28   6:30 - 8:30 pm
m/M:       6/16                Instructor:          All Star Sports                                       343010-09   SU    4/22 & 4/29   11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Class#      Age           Date          Day   Time               $R/NR         Location                   343010-10   W     5/2 & 5/9     6:30 - 8:30 pm
343028-01   3 - 4 years   1/9 - 3/19    M     11:00 - 11:45 am   $51/$77       Recreation Center
343028-02   3 - 4 years   1/10 - 2/7    TU    12:45 - 1:30 pm    $51/$77       Lincoln Center
343028-03   4 - 6 years   1/10 - 2/7    TU    1:30 - 2:30 pm     $51/$77       Lincoln Center             Level 3: Advanced Horsemanship
343028-04   3 - 4 years   1/6 - 2/3     F     1:00 - 1:45 pm     $51/$77       Recreation Center          Students continue to review and practice all of
343028-05   3 - 4 years   1/7 - 3/17    SA    1:00 - 1:45 pm     $74/$111      Herrick School             the skills learned in Level 1 and Level 2. At Level
343028-06   4 - 6 years   1/7 - 3/17    SA    1:45 - 2:45 pm     $74/$111      Herrick School             3, the students “take the reins” and learn basic
343028-07   3 - 4 years   2/21 - 3/20   TU    12:45 - 1:30 pm    $51/$77       Lincoln Center             control and steering at the walk and the trot.
343028-08   4 - 6 years   2/21 - 3/20   W     1:30 - 2:30 pm     $51/$77       Lincoln Center
343028-09   3 - 4 years   2/17 - 3/16   F     1:00 - 1:45 pm     $51/$77       Recreation Center
                                                                                                          Students receive an AKF T-shirt to wear during
343028-12   4 - 6 years   4/9 - 5/21    M     10:00 - 11:00 am   $70/$105      Doerhoefer Park            this level to acknowledge their status as an AKF
343028-13   3 - 4 years   4/9 - 5/21    M     11:00 - 11:45 am   $70/$105      Doerhoefer Park            rider.
343028-14   3 - 4 years   4/10 - 5/22   TU    12:45 - 1:30 pm    $70/$105      Lincoln Center             Class #     Day   Date          Time
343028-15   4 - 6 years   4/11 - 5/23   W     4:15 - 5:15 pm     $70/$105      Recreation Center          343010-11   SU    2/5 & 2/12    11:00 am - 1:00 pm
343028-16   3 - 4 years   4/13 - 5/25   F     1:00 - 1:45 pm     $51/$77       Recreation Center          343010-12   SU    3/18 & 3/25   11:00 am - 1:00 pm
343028-17   3 - 4 years   4/21 - 5/26   SA    1:00 - 1:45 pm     $60/$90       Herrick School             343010-13   W     4/4 & 4/11    6:30 - 8:30 pm
343028-18   4 - 6 years   4/21 - 5/26   SA    1:45 - 2:45 pm     $60/$90       Herrick School             343010-14   SU    5/6 & 5/13    11:00 am - 1:00 pm
                                                                                                          343010-15   W     5/16 & 5/23   6:30 - 8:30 pm

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YOUTH Sports
 SPRING TENNIS with Challenge Fitness                                                Quick Start Tennis Level 2
 Location: Challenge Fitness, 2021 S. Lawrence Ave. Lockport, IL                     Participants start to learn the difference between forehands,
 Instructor: Kevin Togliatti                                                         backhands and volleys. Point from service line starting to be played.
                                                                                     Class #     Age             Dates        Day     Time               $R/NR       m/M
 Quick Start Tiny Tots Tennis                                                        350505-01   5 - 12 years    12/13 - 1/31 TU      4:00 - 5:00 pm     $79/$104    1/8
 Program uses quick start format including 36” courts and low                        350505-02   5 - 12 years    12/15 - 2/2 TH       5:30 - 6:30 pm     $79/$104    1/8
 compression balls to teach and develop tennis skills as quickly as                  350505-03   5 - 12 years    12/17 - 2/4 SA       10:00 - 11:00 am   $79/$104    1/8
 possible.                                                                           350505-04   5 - 12 years    2/7 - 3/13 TU        4:00 - 5:00 pm     $79/$104    1/8
                                                                                     350505-05   5 - 12 years    2/9 - 3/15 TH        5:30 - 6:30 pm     $79/$104    1/8
 Class #     Age           Dates           Day   Time               $R/NR      m/M
                                                                                     350505-06   5 - 12 years    2/11 - 3/17 SA       10:00 - 11:00 am   $79/$104    1/8
 350502-01   3 - 6 years   12/12 - 1/30    M     1:00 - 1:30 pm     $48/$72    1/8
                                                                                     350505-07   5 - 12 years    3/20 - 4/24 TU       4:00 - 5:00 pm     $79/$104    1/8
 350502-02   3 - 6 years   12/13 - 1/31    TU    12:00 - 12:30 pm   $48/$72    1/8
                                                                                     350505-08   5 - 12 years    3/22 - 4/26 TH       5:30 - 6:30 pm     $79/$104    1/8
 350502-03   3 - 6 years   12/17 - 2/4     SA    12:30 - 1:00 pm    $48/$72    1/8
                                                                                     350505-09   5 - 12 years    3/24 - 4/28 SA       10:00 - 11:00 am   $79/$104    1/8
 350502-04   3 - 6 years   2/6 - 3/12      M     1:00 - 1:30 pm     $48/$72    1/8
                                                                                     350505-10   5 - 12 years    5/1 - 5/22 TU        4:00 - 5:00 pm     $56/$84     1/8
 350502-05   3 - 6 years   2/7 - 3/13      TU    12:00 - 12:30 pm   $48/$72    1/8
                                                                                     350505-11   5 - 12 years    5/3 - 5/24 TH        5:30 - 6:30 pm     $56/$84     1/8
 350502-06   3 - 6 years   2/11 - 3/17     SA    12:30 - 1:00 pm    $48/$72    1/8
                                                                                     350505-12   5 - 12 years    5/5 - 5/26 SA        9:00 - 10:00 am    $56/$84     1/8
 350502-07   3 - 6 years   3/19 - 4/23     M     1:00 - 1:30 pm     $48/$72    1/8
 350502-08   3 - 6 years   3/20 - 4/24     TU    12:00 - 12:30 pm   $48/$72    1/8   Quick Start Tennis Level 3
 350502-09   3 - 6 years   3/24 - 4/28     SA    12:30 - 1:00 pm    $48/$72    1/8   Participants start to learn the difference between forehands,
 350502-10   3 - 6 years   4/30 - 5/21     M     1:00 - 1:30 pm     $35/$53    1/8
 350502-11   3 - 6 years   5/1 - 5/22      TU    12:00 - 12:30 pm   $35/$53    1/8
                                                                                     backhands and volleys. Point from service line starting to be played.
 350502-12   3 - 6 years   5/5 - 5/26      SA    12:30 - 1:00 pm    $35/$53    1/8   Class #     Age             Dates          Day   Time               $R/NR       m/M
                                                                                     350506-01   7 - 16 years    12/15 - 2/2    TH    4:00 - 5:30 pm     $131/$197   1/8
 Quick Start Tennis Level 1                                                          350506-02   7 - 16 years    12/16 - 2/3    F     3:30 - 5:00 pm     $131/$197   1/8
 Program uses quick start format including 36” courts and low                        350506-03   7 - 16 years    12/17 - 2/4    SA    9:00 - 10:30 am    $131/$197   1/8
 compression balls to teach and develop tennis skills as quickly as                  350506-04   7 - 16 years    2/9 - 3/15     TH    4:00 - 5:30 pm     $131/$197   1/8
                                                                                     350506-05   7 - 16 years    2/10 - 3/16    F     3:30 - 5:00 pm     $131/$197   1/8
 possible.                                                                           350506-06   7 - 16 years    2/11 - 3/17    SA    9:00 - 10:30 am    $131/$197   1/8
 Class #     Age            Dates          Day   Time               $R/NR      m/M   350506-07   7 - 16 years    3/22 - 4/26    TH    4:00 - 5:30 pm     $131/$197   1/8
 350503-01   5 - 8 years    12/12 - 1/30   M     5:30 - 6:30 pm     $79/$104   1/8   350506-08   7 - 16 years    3/23 - 4/27    F     3:30 - 5:00 pm     $131/$197   1/8
 350503-02   5 - 8 years    12/13 - 1/31   TU    4:00 - 5:00 pm     $79/$104   1/8   350506-09   7 - 16 years    3/24 - 4/28    SA    9:00 - 10:30 am    $131/$197   1/8
 350503-03   5 - 8 years    12/16 - 2/3    F     4:00 - 5:00 pm     $79/$104   1/8   350506-10   7 - 16 years    5/3 - 5/24     TH    4:00 - 5:30 pm     $90/$135    1/8
 350503-04   5 - 8 years    12/17 - 2/4    SA    9:00 - 10:00 am    $79/$104   1/8   350506-11   7 - 16 years    5/4 - 5/25     F     3:30 - 5:00 pm     $90/$135    1/8
 350503-05   5 - 8 years    2/6 - 3/12     M     5:30 - 6:30 pm     $79/$104   1/8   350506-12   7 - 16 years    5/5 - 5/26     SA    9:00 - 10:30 am    $90/$135    1/8
 350503-06   5 - 8 years    2/7 - 3/13     TU    4:00 - 5:00 pm     $79/$104   1/8
 350503-07   5 - 8 years    2/10 - 3/16    F     4:00 - 5:00 pm     $79/$104   1/8   Quick Start Tennis Level 4
 350503-08   5 - 8 years    2/11 - 3/17    SA    9:00 - 10:00 am    $79/$104   1/8   Players at this level have knowledge of the basic shot and can sustain a
 350503-09   5 - 8 years    3/19 - 4/23    M     5:30 - 6:30 pm     $79/$104   1/8   rally from the baseline. Stroke development is starting to be implemented.
 350503-10   5 - 8 years    3/20 - 4/24    TU    4:00 - 5:00 pm     $79/$104   1/8   Class #     Age             Dates        Day     Time               $R/NR     m/M
 350503-11   5 - 8 years    3/23 - 4/27    F     4:00 - 5:00 pm     $79/$104   1/8   350507-01   7 - 16 years    12/13 - 1/31 TU      4:00 - 5:30 pm     $131/$197 1/8
 350503-12   5 - 8 years    3/24 - 4/28    SA    9:00 - 10:00 am    $79/$104   1/8   350507-02   7 - 16 years    12/16 - 2/3 F        5:00 - 6:30 pm     $131/$197 1/8
 350503-13   5 - 8 years    4/30 - 5/21    M     5:30 - 6:30 pm     $46/$69    1/8   350507-03   7 - 16 years    12/17 - 2/4 SA       10:30 - 12:00 pm   $131/$197 1/8
 350503-14   5 - 8 years    5/1 - 5/22     TU    4:00 - 5:00 pm     $46/$69    1/8   350507-04   7 - 16 years    2/7 - 3/13 TU        4:00 - 5:30 pm     $131/$197 1/8
 350503-15   5 - 8 years    5/4 - 5/25     F     4:00 - 5:00 pm     $46/$69    1/8   350507-05   7 - 16 years    2/10 - 3/16 F        5:00 - 6:30 pm     $131/$197 1/8
 350503-16   5 - 8 years    5/5 - 5/26     SA    9:00 - 10:00 am    $46/$69    1/8   350507-06   7 - 16 years    2/11 - 3/17 SA       10:30 - 12:00 pm   $131/$197 1/8
 Quick Start Tennis Level 1                                                          350507-07   7 - 16 years    3/20 - 4/24 TU       4:00 - 5:30 pm     $131/$197 1/8
 Program uses quick start format including 36” courts and low                        350507-08   7 - 16 years    3/23 - 4/27 F        5:00 - 6:30 pm     $131/$197 1/8
                                                                                     350507-09   7 - 16 years    3/24 - 4/28 SA       10:30 - 12:00 pm   $131/$197 1/8
 compression balls to teach and develop tennis skills as quickly as                  350507-10   7 - 16 years    5/1 - 5/22 TU        4:00 - 5:30 pm     $90/$135 1/8
 possible.                                                                           350507-11   7 - 16 years    5/4 - 5/25 F         5:00 - 6:30 pm     $90/$135 1/8
 Class #     Age            Dates          Day   Time               $R/NR      m/M   350507-12   7 - 16 years    5/5 - 5/26 SA        10:30 - 12:00 pm   $90/$135 1/8
 350504-01   9 - 12 years   12/12 - 1/30   M     5:30 - 6:30 pm     $79/$104   1/8
 350504-02   9 - 12 years   12/13 - 1/31   TU    4:00 - 5:00 pm     $79/$104   1/8   Quick Start Tennis Level 5
 350504-03   9 - 12 years   12/16 - 2/3    F     4:00 - 5:00 pm     $79/$104   1/8   Players at this level have knowledge of the basic shot and can sustain a
 350504-04   9 - 12 years   12/17 - 2/4    SA    9:00 - 10:00 am    $79/$104   1/8   rally from the baseline. Stroke development is starting to be implemented.
 350504-05   9 - 12 years   2/6 - 3/12     M     5:30 - 6:30 pm     $79/$104   1/8   Class #     Age             Dates          Day   Time               $R/NR     m/M
 350504-06   9 - 12 years   2/7 - 3/13     TU    4:00 - 5:00 pm     $79/$104   1/8   350508-01   10 - 18 years   12/12 - 1/30   M     5:30 - 7:30 pm     $168/$252 1/8
 350504-07   9 - 12 years   2/10 - 3/16    F     4:00 - 5:00 pm     $79/$104   1/8   350508-02   10 - 18 years   12/15 - 2/2    TH    3:30 - 5:30 pm     $168/$252 1/8
 350504-08   9 - 12 years   2/11 - 3/17    SA    9:00 - 10:00 am    $79/$104   1/8   350508-03   10 - 18 years   12/17 - 2/4    SA    10:30 - 12:30 pm   $168/$252 1/8
 350504-09   9 - 12 years   3/19 - 4/23    M     5:30 - 6:30 pm     $79/$104   1/8   350508-04   10 - 18 years   2/6 - 3/12     M     5:30 - 7:30 pm     $168/$252 1/8
 350504-10   9 - 12 years   3/20 - 4/24    TU    4:00 - 5:00 pm     $79/$104   1/8   350508-05   10 - 18 years   2/9 - 3/15     TH    3:30 - 5:30 pm     $168/$252 1/8
 350504-11   9 - 12 years   3/23 - 4/27    F     4:00 - 5:00 pm     $79/$104   1/8   350508-06   10 - 18 years   2/11 - 3/17    SA    10:30 - 12:30 pm   $168/$252 1/8
 350504-12   9 - 12 years   3/24 - 4/28    SA    9:00 - 10:00 am    $79/$104   1/8   350508-07   10 - 18 years   3/19 - 4/23    M     5:30 - 7:30 pm     $168/$252 1/8
 350504-13   9 - 12 years   4/30 - 5/21    M     5:30 - 6:30 pm     $46/$69    1/8   350508-08   10 - 18 years   3/22 - 4/26    TH    3:30 - 5:30 pm     $168/$252 1/8
 350504-14   9 - 12 years   5/1 - 5/22     TU    4:00 - 5:00 pm     $46/$69    1/8   350508-09   10 - 18 years   3/24 - 4/28    SA    10:30 - 12:30 pm   $168/$252 1/8
 350504-15   9 - 12 years   5/4 - 5/25     F     4:00 - 5:00 pm     $46/$69    1/8   350508-10   10 - 18 years   4/30 - 5/21    M     5:30 - 7:30 pm     $115/$173 1/8
 350504-16   9 - 12 years   5/5 - 5/26     SA    9:00 - 10:00 am    $46/$69    1/8   350508-11   10 - 18 years   5/3 - 5/24     TH    3:30 - 5:30 pm     $115/$173 1/8
                                                                                     350508-12   10 - 18 years   5/5 - 5/26     SA    10:30 - 12:30 pm   $115/$173 1/8


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                                                                                  YOUTH Sports and Leagues
Teenage Beginner Tennis                                                    Little Pint Hoops/Basketball
For students who want to make their high school team or just               Introduce your children to the game through instruction in passing, shooting
learn how to play tennis for fun. This is a cooperative program            and dribbling. Lower hoops are used to accommodate younger players.
with Challenge Tennis Academy.                                             Location: Recreation Center                Instructor: All Star Sports
Age:      13 - 18 years              m/M:             1/4                  Class#      Age            Date            Day   Time                  $R/NR      m/M
Location: Challenge Fitness          Instructor:      Kevin Togliatti      343012-01   4 - 6 years    1/6 - 2/3       F     10:00 - 11:00 am      $51/$77    6/16
Class #      Dates          Day      Time                    $R/NR         343012-02   3 - 4 years    1/6 - 2/3       F     11:00 - 11:45 am      $51/$77    6/16
350509-01    12/15 - 2/2    TH       5:30 - 6:30 pm          $82/$123      343012-03   3 - 4 years    2/21 - 3/20     TU    3:30 - 4:15 pm        $51/$77    6/16
350509-02    2/9 - 3/15     TH       5:30 - 6:30 pm          $82/$123      343012-04   4 - 6 years    2/17 - 3/16     F     10:00 - 11:00 am      $51/$77    6/16
350509-03    3/22 - 4/26    TH       5:30 - 6:30 pm          $82/$123      343012-05   3 - 4 years    2/17 - 3/16     F     11:00 - 11:45 am      $51/$77    6/16
350509-04    5/3 - 5/24     TH       5:30 - 6:30 pm          $82/$123      343012-06   3 - 4 years    4/10 - 5/22     TU    3:30 - 4:15 pm        $70/$105   6/16
                                                                           343012-07   4 - 6 years    4/13 - 5/25     F     10:00 - 11:00 am      $51/$77    6/16
                                                                           343012-08   3 - 4 years    4/13 - 5/25     F     11:00 - 11:45 am      $51/$77    6/16

 Youth Floor                                                               Kids Basketball Level II
 Hockey                                                                    Concentrate on teamwork and game situations in Level II. Man-to-man
 League                                                                    and zone defense is taught along with offensive strategies. Get on the floor
 Boys and girls                                                            and play in Level II. This challenging class strengthens players’ offensive
 grades 3rd - 6th are                                                      and defensive strategies and improves play in each position.
 divided up into                                                           Location: Recreation Center                  Instructor: All Star Sports
 gender and grade-                                                         Class#      Age             Date             Day    Time              $R/NR       m/M
 based teams. There                                                        343013-01   6 - 8 years     1/10 - 2/7       TU     5:15 - 6:15 pm    $51/$77     6/16
                                                                           343013-02   6 - 8 years     2/21 - 3/20      TU     5:15 - 6:15 pm    $51/$77     6/16
 are no weekly prac-
                                                                           343013-03   6 - 8 years     4/10 - 5/22      TU     5:15 - 6:15 pm    $70/$105    6/16
 tices but games
 every Sunday for
 seven weeks.                                                              Flag Football
 Players need to                                                           Proper passing, receiving, blocking and kicking techniques are covered.
 bring their own proper equipment. All players must wear a                 Teamwork, positive play and fun are stressed while players learn offensive
 helmet, knee pads, elbow pads and gym shoes. Hockey sticks                and defensive strategies.
 are provided. Only plastic blade sticks are allowed. The first            Location: Recreation Center                  Instructor: All Star Sports
 week is a practice to learn the rules and teams will be divided           Class #     Age              Date            Day:    Time              $R/NR      m/M
 by grade levels. You’ll receive a letter in the mail on what your         343005-01   3 - 4 years      1/12 - 2/9      TH      2:45 - 3:30 pm    $51/$77    6/16
 game time will be for the first week. Volunteer coaches are               343005-02   4 - 6 years      1/12 - 2/9      TH      3:30 - 4:30 pm    $51/$77    6/16
 needed to run a successful program. If you are interested or              343005-03   6 - 8 years      1/12 - 2/9      TH      4:30 - 5:30 pm    $51/$77    6/16
 need more information, please call 630.960.7250. No class                 343005-04   8 - 10 years     1/12 - 2/9      TH      5:30 - 6:30 pm    $51/$77    6/16
 January 15, February 12 and February 19.                                  343005-05   3 - 4 years      2/23 - 3/22     TH      2:45 - 3:30 pm    $51/$77    6/16
 m/M:      6/8 per team                   Day:        SU                   343005-06   4 - 6 years      2/23 - 3/22     TH      3:30 - 4:30 pm    $51/$77    6/16
 Location: Recreation Center              Instructor: All Star Sports      343005-07   6 - 8 years      2/23 - 3/22     TH      4:30 - 5:30 pm    $51/$77    6/16
                                                                           343005-08   8 - 10 years     2/23 - 3/22     TH      5:30 - 6:30 pm    $51/$77    6/16
 Class#    Age          Date       Time                         $R/NR
                                                                           343005-09   3 - 4 years      4/12 - 5/24     TH      2:45 - 3:30 pm    $70/$105   6/16
 343058-01 5 - 7 years 1/8 - 3/11 9:00 - 10:00 am               $98/$147
                                                                           343005-10   4 - 6 years      4/12 - 5/24     TH      3:30 - 4:30 pm    $70/$105   6/16
 343058-02 8 - 10 years 1/8 - 3/11 10:00 - 11:00 am             $98/$147
                                                                           343005-11   6 - 8 years      4/12 - 5/24     TH      4:30 - 5:30 pm    $70/$105   6/16
                                                                           343005-12   8 - 10 years     4/12 - 5/24     TH      5:30 - 6:30 pm    $70/$105   6/16
 Floor Hockey
 Play the fastest game in the world! This action-packed class              Multi-Sports
 emphasizes teamwork and sportsmanship while teaching the                  Children have the opportunity to try a variety of sports such as basketball,
 basic skills of passing, shooting and stick handling. Children            hockey, soccer, baseball and football and get lessons in the importance of
 must bring a bike helmet and gloves.                                      sportsmanship and teamwork. No class January 16, February 13 & 20.
 m/M:      6/16                           Day:        W                    m/M:        6/16           Instructor: All Star Sports
 Location: Lincoln Center                 Instructor: All Star Sports      Class#    Age         Date        Day Time          $R/NR    Location:
 Class#       Age           Date          Time                  $R/NR      343021-01 4 - 6 years 1/9 - 3/19 M 2:00 - 3:00 pm $74/$111 Recreation
 343009-01    3 - 4 years   1/11 - 2/8    10:45 - 11:30 am      $51/$77                                                                 Center
 343009-02    4 - 6 years   1/11 - 2/8    11:30 am - 12:30 pm   $51/$77    343021-02 4 - 6 years 1/11 - 2/8 W 12:45 - 1:45 pm $51/$77 Lincoln
 343009-03    3 - 4 years   2/22 - 3/21   10:45 - 11:30 am      $51/$77                                                                 Center
 343009-04    4 - 6 years   2/22 - 3/21   11:30 am - 12:30 pm   $51/$77    343021-03 3 - 4 years 1/11 - 2/8 W 1:45 - 2:30 pm $51/$77 Lincoln
 343009-05    3 - 4 years   4/11 - 5/23   10:45 - 11:30 am      $70/$105                                                                Center
 343009-06    4 - 6 years   4/11 - 5/23   11:30 am - 12:30 pm   $70/$105   343021-05 4 - 6 years 2/22 - 3/21 W 12:45 - 1:45 pm $51/$77 Lincoln
                                                                                                                                        Center
                                                                           343021-06 3 - 4 years 2/22 - 3/21 W 1:45 - 2:30 pm $51/$77 Lincoln
                                                                                                                                        Center
                              n
  Don’t Miss Early Registratio                                             343021-09 4 - 6 years 4/11 - 5/23 W 12:45 - 1:45 pm $70/$105 Lincoln
         for Spring Soccer                                                                                                              Center
                                                                           343021-10 3 - 4 years 4/11 - 5/23 W 1:45 - 2:30 pm $70/$105 Lincoln
         Register by February 13th!                                                                                                     Center


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YOUTH Sports
 Kids Karate Club and
 Safety Time
 Don’t miss this progressive program that teaches martial arts and safety
 to children. Family involvement and respect are the key elements of this
 high-energy class. Children are encouraged and motivated to give their
 best efforts in all aspects of their lives. Karate uniforms are required and
 are available from the instructor.
 Age:      4 - 15 years                        m/M:           10/20
 Day:      TH                                  $R/NR:         $79/$119
 Location: Lincoln Center
 Winter Session: Testing date is March 22.
 Class #     Level               Date          Time
 343031-01 Beginner (White Belt)               1/12 - 3/15    5:45 - 6:30 pm
 343031-02 Intermediate (Yellow Belt & up)     1/12 - 3/15    6:30 - 7:15 pm
 Spring Session: Testing date is June 7.
 343031-03 Beginner (White Belt)               3/29 - 5/31    5:45 - 6:30 pm
 343031-04 Intermediate (Yellow Belt & up)     3/29 - 5/31    6:30 - 7:15 pm




 Taekwondo
 Taekwondo, one of the newest Olympic sports, is a 2000-year-old martial art, offering a variety of benefits for people of all ages and physical
 abilities. Students have the opportunity to improve concentration and self esteem, achieve lifelong physical fitness, and learn self-defense skills.
 Classes are taught under the direction of G.Master Ki Hong Kim (8th Dan World Taekwondo Federation.)
 A $45 uniform fee is required at the first class. Belt testing is offered through K.H. Kim Taekwondo at an additional fee. Testing schedule is
 two times per year. All colored belt students are required to have complete sparring gears.
 Level:    All Belt             Day:             W
 Location: Lincoln Center       Instructor:      K.H. Kim Taekwondo Staff

 Little Dragons                                                                 Youth Taekwondo
 (Age 4 - 5 years) White Belts/Beginners                                        (Age 8 - 13 years)
 This introductory class is designed to captivate the interest of our           This program includes a balanced cardiovascular workout, including
 youngest students. Skills are developed through gentle instruction             punching, kicking, and blocking skills, using the Taekwondo
 and appropriate games for their ability. This class focuses on                 tradition, and self-control. Participants improve coordination, power
 developing balance, coordination, and respect for the discipline of            of concentration, balance, and both physical and mental discipline.
 martial arts training.                                                         Class #   Date          Time               $R/NR          m/M
 Class #   Date           Time                 $R/NR          m/M               338504-01 1/4 - 3/21    6:20 - 7:05 pm     $120/$180      4/20
 338502-01 1/4 - 3/21     4:00 - 4:40 pm       $120/$180      4/12              338504-02 4/4 - 6/6     6:20 - 7:05 pm     $100/$150      4/20
 338502-02 4/4 - 6/6      4:00 - 4:40 pm       $100/$150      4/12
                                                                                Parent/Child Taekwondo
 Little Dragons                                                                 (Age 7 & up with parent) Fee per person
 (Age 4 - 5 years) Yellow Belts and Up                                          This class provides families with a fun opportunity to spend time
 This intermediate class is designed to captivate the interest of our           together while improving physical and mental conditioning through
 youngest students. Skills are developed through gentle instruction             cardiovascular drills, calisthenics, and traditional Taekwondo
 and appropriate games for their ability. This class focuses on                 techniques including punching, kicking, and blocking.
 developing balance, coordination, and respect for the discipline of            Class #   Date          Time               $R/NR          m/M
 martial arts training.                                                         338505-01 1/4 - 3/21    7:10 - 8:00 pm     $120/$180      4/20
 Class #   Date           Time                 $R/NR          m/M               338505-02 4/4 - 6/6     7:10 - 8:00 pm     $100/$150      4/20
 338507-01 1/4 - 3/21     4:45 - 5:25 pm       $120/$180      4/12
 338507-02 4/4 - 6/6      4:45 - 5:25 pm       $100/$150      4/12              Adult Taekwondo
                                                                                (High School and older)
 Early Taekwondo                                                                This program concentrates on Taekwondo techniques through the
 (Age 6 - 7 years)                                                              study of forms, stances, and the skills of punching, kicking, and
 Designed especially for the younger children, this program helps kids          blocking. This is a great program for those looking to maintain and
 develop conditioning, coordination, listening skill, and self-                 improve their physical fitness.
 confidence through creative activities.                                        Class #   Date          Time               $R/NR          m/M
 Class #   Date           Time                 $R/NR          m/M               338506-01 1/4 - 3/21    7:10 - 8:00 pm     $120/$180      4/20
 338503-01 1/4 - 3/21     5:30 - 6:15 pm       $120/$180      4/20              338506-02 4/4 - 6/6     7:10 - 8:00 pm     $100/$150      4/20
 338503-02 4/4 - 6/6      5:30 - 6:15 pm       $100/$150      4/20

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                                                                                                                     YOUTH Sports

Karate!
Learn the martial art of Japanese karate
taught by instructors from the Illinois Shotokan
Karate Club under the direction of four-time
National Champion and U.S. Karate National Coach
John DiPasquale. Participants gain discipline,
confidence, flexibility and stamina as well as learn
self-defense. Punches, blocks and kicks are covered
in this class. Youth level is 7 to 14 years; Adult level is
15 years & up. Uniforms and belt testing are available
through the ISKC Instructor. No class May 26.
Location: Lincoln Center — Tuesdays                     See our ad
          O’Neill Middle School — Saturdays            on the inside
                                                       back cover!
Class #     Level                  Age/Belt                                   Date              Day       Time                  $R/NR          m/M
338500-01   Pre-Beg/Cont           4 - 7 years                                1/3 - 3/20        TU        4:00 - 4:45 pm        $108/$162      8/17
338500-02   Pre-Inter/Adv          Stripes & up (4 - 7 years)                 1/3 - 3/20        TU        4:55 - 5:40 pm        $108/$162      8/17
338500-03   Beg/Cont               White Belt (7 - 14 years)                  1/3 - 3/20        TU        5:45 - 6:45 pm        $108/$162      8/17
338500-04   Youth Novice           Red - Yellow Belt (7 - 14 years)           1/3 - 3/20        TU        6:00 - 7:00 pm        $108/$162      12/30
338500-05   Youth Intermediate     Blue - Low Purple Belt (7 - 14 years)      1/3 - 3/20        TU        7:00 - 8:00 pm        $108/$162      12/40
338500-06   Youth Advanced         High Purple-Black Belt (7 - 14 years)      1/3 - 3/20        TU        7:00 - 8:30 pm        $147/$221      12/40
338500-07   Adult Beg/Cont         White - Yellow Belt (15+ years)            1/3 - 3/20        TU        8:30 - 9:30 pm        $108/$162      12/20
338500-08   Adult Inter/Adv        Blue Belt & up (15+ years)                 1/3 - 3/20        TU        8:30 - 10:00 pm       $147/$221      12/35
338500-09   Pre-Beginner           4 - 7 years                                1/7 - 3/24        SA        9:30 - 10:15 am       $108/$162      8/30
338500-10   Pre-Continuing         One or more sessions (4 - 7 years)         1/7 - 3/24        SA        9:30 - 10:15 am       $108/$162      8/30
338500-11   Pre-Int/Adv            White w/stripes and up (4 - 7 years)       1/7 - 3/24        SA        10:25 - 11:25 am      $108/$162      8/30
338500-12   Youth Beg/Cont         White - Orange Belt (7 - 14 years)         1/7 - 3/24        SA        10:25 - 11:25 am      $108/$162      8/30
338500-13   Novice                 Yellow - Blue Belt (7 - 14 years)          1/7 - 3/24        SA        11:25 am - 12:25 pm   $108/$162      12/30
338500-14   Youth Intermediate     Green & Purple Belt (7 - 14 years)         1/7 - 3/24        SA        12:25 - 1:25 pm       $108/$162      12/40
338500-15   Youth Advanced         Brown & Black Belt (7 - 14 years)          1/7 - 3/24        SA        1:25 - 2:25 pm        $108/$162      12/40
338500-16   Pre-Beg/Cont           4 - 7 years                                4/3 - 6/5         TU        4:00 - 4:45 pm        $90/$135       8/17
338500-17   Pre-Inter/Adv          Stripes & up (4 - 7 years)                 4/3 - 6/5         TU        4:55 - 5:40 pm        $90/$135       8/17
338500-18   Beg/Cont               White Belt (7 - 14 years)                  4/3 - 6/5         TU        5:45 - 6:45 pm        $90/$135       8/17
338500-19   Youth Novice           Red - Yellow Belt (7 - 14 years)           4/3 - 6/5         TU        6:00 - 7:00 pm        $90/$135       12/30
338500-20   Youth Intermediate     Blue - Low Purple Belt (7 - 14 years)      4/3 - 6/5         TU        7:00 - 8:00 pm        $90/$135       12/40
338500-21   Youth Advanced         High Purple-Black Belt (7 - 14 years)      4/3 - 6/5         TU        7:00 - 8:30 pm        $123/$185      12/40
338500-22   Adult Beg/Cont         White - Yellow Belt (15+ years)            4/3 - 6/5         TU        8:30 - 9:30 pm        $90/$135       12/20
338500-23   Adult Inter/Adv        Blue Belt & up (15+ years)                 4/3 - 6/5         TU        8:30 - 10:00 pm       $123/$185      12/35
338500-24   Pre-Beginner           4 - 7 years                                3/31 - 6/9        SA        9:30 - 10:15 am       $90/$135       8/30
338500-25   Pre-Continuing         One or more sessions (4 - 7 years)         3/31 - 6/9        SA        9:30 - 10:15 am       $90/$135       8/30
338500-26   Pre-Int/Adv            White w/stripes and up (4 - 7 years)       3/31 - 6/9        SA        10:25 - 11:25 am      $90/$135       8/30
338500-27   Youth Beg/Cont         White - Orange Belt (7 - 14 years)         3/31 - 6/9        SA        10:25 - 11:25 am      $90/$135       8/30
338500-28   Youth Novice           Yellow - Blue Belt (7 - 14 years)          3/31 - 6/9        SA        11:25 am - 12:25 pm   $90/$135       12/30
338500-29   Youth Intermediate     Green & Purple Belt (7 - 14 years)         3/31 - 6/9        SA        12:25 - 1:25 pm       $90/$135       12/40
338500-30   Youth Advanced         Brown & Black Belt (7 - 14 years)          3/31 - 6/9        SA        1:25 - 2:25 pm        $90/$135       12/40



Parent/Child & Adult Karate
Share quality time with your child        Age:      7 - 14 years & parent                   Day:          SA
while developing muscle tone,             m/M:      5/10 pair
coordination, cardiovascular fitness      Location: O’Neill Middle School                   Instructor:   ISKC Instructors
and karate skills. Regardless of age,     Class #     Level/Belt                            Date          Time                   $R/NR
                                          338501-01   Beg/Cont (White - Orange Belt)        1/7 - 3/24    10:25 - 11:25 am       $108/$162 per person
weight or current physical                338501-02   Novice (Yellow-Blue Belt)             1/7 - 3/24    11:25 am - 12:25 pm    $108/$162 per person
condition, karate can put your            338501-03   Intermediate (Green & Purple Belt)    1/7 - 3/24    12:25 - 1:25 pm        $108/$162 per person
family on the right track to physical     338501-04   Advanced (Brown & Black Belt)         1/7 - 3/24    1:25 - 2:25 pm         $108/$162 per person
well-being. This program is open          338501-05   Beg/Cont (White - Orange Belt)        3/31 - 6/9    10:25 - 11:25 am       $90/$135 per person
to individual adults. Adult and           338501-06   Novice (Yellow-Blue Belt)             3/31 - 6/9    11:25 am - 12:25 pm    $90/$135 per person
parent/child classes train together.      338501-07   Intermediate (Green & Purple Belt)    3/31 - 6/9    12:25 - 1:25 pm        $90/$135 per person
No class May 26.                          338501-08   Advanced (Brown & Black Belt)         3/31 - 6/9    1:25 - 2:25 pm         $90/$135 per person


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Youth General Interest
 Jr. Firefighter Adventure Program                                     New!   Home Alone: Kids In Charge
        Young firefighters-to-be gain increased interest and                  Kids in Charge is a workshop for parents and their 4th and 5th
           enthusiasm in fire safety while getting hands-on                   graders. This program focuses on developing the fundamentals of
             experience with real firefighting tools and skills!              staying home alone and is co-sponsored by the Downers Grove
              Instructed by real firefighters, children are exposed to        Police and Fire Departments and the Downers Grove Park District.
               fire safety, first aid skills, fitness and leadership in a     A special session just for the “Kids In Charge” includes home
               safe and stimulating environment. Each child receives          security, fire safety and basic first aid. Parents meet as a separate
               a certificate of completion and fire safety packet.            group to cover the same information and learn how to determine if
              Age:         7 - 12 years                                       their children can care for themselves and/or others. Registration is
             m/M:          8/24                                               limited to 60 families. Parents must accompany their children.
           Location:       Lincoln Center                                     Grade:      4th - 5th w/ Parent    m/M:      20/60 families
        Instructor:        Firezone Staff                                     Location: Lincoln Center
 Class #     Date          Day    Time                    $R/NR               Instructor: Downers Grove Police and Fire Departments
 311074-01   2/18          SA     10:00 am - 12:00 pm     $23/$34             Class #   Date       Day      Time               $R/NR
 311074-02   3/15          TH     6:00 - 8:00 pm          $23/$34             311000-01 4/17       TU       6:30 - 8:00 pm     $5/$7 per family
 311074-03   4/7           SA     10:00 am - 12:00 pm     $23/$34
                                                                              Magic Class
 Let’s Cheer! Let’s Dance!                                                    Children are guaranteed to have a great time as they learn a
 Cheer and dance your way to fun and spirit. Work on jumps,                   collection of fascinating and mesmerizing tricks. Amaze family and
 motions, appropriate stunting and a good variety of cheers to                friends with tricks that involve cards, ropes, coins, mind-reading and
 improve strength and group participation. We’ll use fast, fun and kid        more! Children are grouped by age and learn tricks that are age-
 friendly music! Endurance, memory and confidence increase with               appropriate. Brand new tricks are always taught at each session! All
 our important dance skills, kick lines and group pom work. A family          materials are provided. Each child receives a magic kit to take home.
 pep rally will be held at the last class.                                    Age:        5 - 12 years    m/M: 5/35
 Age:      6 - 8 years            m/M:               6/12                     Location: Lincoln Center
 Location: Lincoln Center         Instructor:        All Star Sports          Instructor: “Magic Team of Gary Kantor”
 Class #     Date           Day   Time                  $R/NR                 Class #     Date     Day      Time               $R/NR
 311026-01   1/16 - 2/13    M     5:00 - 6:00 pm        $51/$76               311061-01   1/23     M        6:30 - 7:25 pm     $20/$30
 311026-02   2/20 - 3/19    M     5:00 - 6:00 pm        $42/$63               311061-02   2/22     W        5:15 - 6:10 pm     $20/$30
 311026-03   4/9 - 5/21     M     5:00 - 6:00 pm        $69/$104              311061-03   4/16     M        6:30 - 7:25 pm     $20/$30

 Baby Sitting for Success                                                     How to Make Balloon Animals and More!                          New!
 Discussions, role-playing activities and practical experiences are all       Did you ever want to learn to make those cool balloon animals you
 part of this class that covers diapering, feeding and playing with           see at parties? With just a little practice, children will learn
 children, child development, emergencies and first aid. Bring a snack        techniques needed to take a plain balloon and transform it into
 and a doll to each class. A student reference book from the Academy          fascinating balloon animal creations. Make dogs, butterflies, swords
 of Pediatrics and many other resource materials are included.                and more! At the end of class, children will take home all items
 Students receive a certificate of completion for the eight-hour class.       made. Parents are welcome to join the party at no extra charge.
 Age:        10 - 15 years       m/M:        8/20                             Age:        6 - 13 years    m/M:        5/15
 Location: Lincoln Center Instructor: Tracy Gustello                          Location: Lincoln Center
 Class #   Date                   Day           Time              $R/NR       Instructor: “Magic Team of Gary Kantor”
 311013-01 1/30 - 1/31            M - TU        5:00 - 8:00 pm    $50/$75     Class #   Date       Day      Time               $R/NR
           2/2                    TH            5:00 - 7:00 pm                311076-01 2/10       F        6:00 - 7:30 pm     $25/$37
 311013-02 3/17 - 3/24            SA            9:00 am - 1:00 pm $50/$75

 CPR Skills for Babysitters                                            New!   Digital Photos - Click It or Miss It Photography
 Further your skills and make yourself the most marketable                    Taking great pictures is easy and fun when you’re exposed to the
 babysitter in your neighborhood! This course focuses on rescue               basics! Learn camera operation, do’s and don’ts, how’s and whys.
 techniques for full arrest victims from new born to 12 years of age.         Practice taking shots using learned techniques and props to set up
 The course also covers conscious and unconscious choking along               your own photo shoot. Take awesome shots to fool the eye and
 with rescue breathing. The use of an AED is discussed. Certification         amaze your friends! Bring your camera (digital is best) with film or
 is valid for two years.                                                      memory card and extra batteries. Those with a camera with menu
 Age:         10 - 15 years      m/M: 8/20                                    options will benefit even more. Certificates and stickers are awarded
 Location: Lincoln Center                                                     during the oral recap at the end of class.
 Instructor: Julie Beavans-Wascher                                            Age:      9 - 15 years        m/M:        10/20
 Class #   Date            Day    Time                  $R/NR                 Location: Lincoln Center      Instructor: Danita M. Bergrud
 311075-01 2/23            TH     5:00 - 8:00 pm        $38/$57               Class #   Date       Day      Time               $R/NR
 311075-02 4/26            TH     5:00 - 8:00 pm        $38/$57               311077-01 1/16       M        5:30 - 7:00 pm     $29/$43
                                                                              311077-02 4/4        W        5:30 - 7:00 pm     $29/$43




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                                                                                            Youth General Interest
Mother/Daughter Glamour Hair                                                      Accessorize Your Room                                              New!
Get ready for the upcoming Spring holiday! Mom’s and daughters                    Decorate adorable items such as heart plaques and wooden boxes to
learn to create the perfect updo hair style so popular in the fashion             give your room its own personal style and charm. Children will be
world today. Each girl receives an adorable glam bag to take home.                painting, please wear play clothes.
Age:        6 - 12 years and Mom         Location: Lincoln Center                 Age:      7 - 12 years         m/M:              10/20
$R/NR:      $43/$64 per couple                                                    Location: Lincoln Center       Instructor:       Ultimate Parties, Inc.
            $21/$42 each additional girl                                          Class #   Date          Day    Time              $R/NR
Instructor: Ultimate Parties, Inc.                                                311079-01 2/10          F      6:30 - 7:30 pm    $39/$58
Class #   Date           Day    Time               m/M
311082-01 3/16           F      6:30 - 7:45 pm     10/20 couples                  Pajama Spa Night                                                   New!
                                                                                  Have a night of pampering and fun! Come to class dressed in your
American Girl Doll Birthday Party!                                 New!           favorite pajamas. We will be soaking up relaxation with facials,
You and your doll will have a great time in this ‘every dolls birthday            pedicures and manicures. Our avocado/banana masks will moisturize
party’ program. Decorate a special birthday outfit, jewels and crown              while we design a crystal charm bracelet. Our feet will tingle with our
for your doll. Then help prepare a delicious birthday party treat with            pedicure process and hands will look freshly manicured. Our
cupcakes and juice. Each girl goes home with a birth certificate                  awesome nail/toe polish application is complete with nail designs and
commemorating your dolls birthday. Similar sized dolls can also                   rhinestones. Each girl will get a take home spa bag filled goodies like
attend.                                                                           scented lotion, foot/nail brushes, jewelry and more!
Age:      6 - 10 years          m/M:             10/20                            Age:      7 - 11 years         m/M:              7/20
Location: Lincoln Center        Instructor:      Ultimate Parties, Inc.           Location: Lincoln Center       Instructor:       Glitzy Girlz
Class #   Date           Day    Time             $R/NR                            Class #   Date          Day    Time              $R/NR
311069-01 4/27           F      6:30 - 7:40 pm   $40/$60                          311080-01 2/24          F      6:30 - 8:00 pm    $36/$54

Pink Party in                                                                     Funky Peace Glam Jam                                               New!
Paris                          New!                                               Fresh, funky hairdo’s with neon braids and colored hair spray make
Take a trip to Paris! Get                                                         this class cool! Girls will have fun with cook make-up application and
glammed up with hair updos                                                        nail designs accompanied with a cool retro hand glove to finish the
with feathers, make-up                                                            look. A craft and jewelry piece inkling a funky, chunky bracelet
application and nails all with                                                    complete the look. The class ends with dances under a neon lit room.
the fab color pink. Make an                                                       Each girl receives a ‘peace offering’ at the end of class.
adorable, personalized glam                                                       Age:      7 - 10 years        m/M:             7/20
bag with paints, jewels/                                                          $R/NR:    $36/$54 first child • $29/$47 each additional child
embellishments and a hot pink                                                     Location: Lincoln Center Instructor:           Glitzy Girlz
fur border. Each girl makes a                                                     Class #   Date          Day    Time
                                                                                  311081-01 4/13          F      6:30 - 7:45 pm
beautiful necklace with faceted
diamond crystals, pink/black
beads and a poodle charm. We                                                      Crazy Animal Masks
will make a sweet pastry treat                                                    Make a paper animal mask! Learn to use a variety of tools such as
like in a Paris bakery and top the                                                markers, crayons, scissors and ribbon!
evening off with a Couture Fashion Show. Parents should arrive ten                Grade:     2nd - 4th          m/M:      4/10
minutes before class time ends with a camera.                                     $R/NR: $20/$30
Age:      8 - 12 years          m/M:             7/20                             Location: Lincoln Center Instructor: Kathleen Keogh
Location: Lincoln Center        Instructor:      Glitzy Girlz                     Class #   Date           Day Time
Class #   Date           Day    Time             $R/NR                            310054-01 2/13 - 2/27    M   4:15 - 5:15 pm
311078-01 5/1            TU     6:00 - 7:15 pm   $36/$54




Fun With…. The Holidays Series                                                                                                                     New!
Young artists will be inspired to create a great project at each session. Fine motor skill application and basic painting and drawing skills will be
emphasized.
Age:       5 - 8 years          m/M:             5/9
$R/NR:     $18/$27              Instructor:      Nancy Hull               Location:    Lincoln Center
Fun with Hearts                                     Fun with Green                                         Fun with Flowers
With hearts as the theme, get creative with         Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with all things            Give Mom a hand-made gift from the heart.
drawing, painting and using hearts to make a        green! Color, paint, cut and create an                 Draw, paint and get creative with your
fun Valentine’s Day project.                        imaginative art project.                               unique flower art project.
Class #   Date           Day    Time                Class #   Date          Day       Time                 Class #   Date         Day    Time
310051-01 2/7            TU     4:00 - 6:00 pm      310052-01 3/13          TU        4:00 - 6:00 pm       310053-01 5/8          TU     4:00 - 6:00 pm

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Youth General Interest
 Educational Enrichment Classes
 Supplement your child’s daily school curriculum with hands-on learning experiences. Literacy, science, math and language programs
 spark imagination and enhance current academic skills.
 MEET THE INSTRUCTORS
 Michael Peterson is a Masters level certified teacher with 10 years of experience in education. Cool Science! provides fun and
 meaningful science programs. Instructors have Bachelors and Masters Degrees in education. All About Learning, Inc. provides hands-
 on education in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics with highly trained and skilled staff. Language Stars
 provides comprehensive foreign language curriculum with skilled, native speaking instructors.


 GROSS ANATOMY –                  From your mighty movers (muscular system) to your architecture (skeletal
                                  system), you learn all about your body’s astounding capabilities. Practice
 Skeletal and                     some amazing experiments, play games and do projects that help you see,
 Muscular                         feel and hear what’s going on inside your body. Home experiments and
                                  supplemental materials make at-home learning fun.
 Systems      New!                Age:      6 - 12 years        m/M:               8/20
                                  Location: Lincoln Center      Instructor:        Cool Science!
                                  Class #   Date        Day     Time                  $R/NR
                                  311083-01 4/14        SA      1:00 - 4:00 pm        $52/$78



 Forensic Investigation II                                      New!          Mandarin Chinese Language Lessons
 Solve a hard-to-crack crime! A new case is presented in this                 Introduce your child to a full-immersion foreign language program.
 fascinating, hands-on class that will familiarize you with the science       The comprehensive, unit based curriculum has knowledgeable
 of crime scene investigation and forensics. Using actual methods and         instructors who will guide your child through lessons with thematic
 tools used by professional forensic investigators, you will conduct          activity books and other educational tools that make learning simple
 experiments on the evidence you’ll gather at a “crime scene.” This           and fun. Lessons include vocabulary, language structures and
 evidence may include eyewitness accounts, fingerprints, hair and             worksheets with links to online interactive guides for reinforced
 fingernail samples, “blood” analysis and writing samples. Time’s             learning at home. This program picks up where the Fall session left off,
 running out. The police department needs your help to crack the case!        but does not build on previous material so newcomers are welcome.
 Age:      6 - 12 years        m/M:             8/20                          The on-going program makes it easy for your child to progress up the
 Location: Lincoln Center      Instructor:      Cool Science!                 Language Learning Ladder. No classes March 13 and March 27.
 Class #   Date       Day      Time               $R/NR                       m/M:      14/25
 311084-01 3/3        SA       1:00 - 4:00 pm     $52/$78                     Location: Lincoln Center      Instructor: Language Stars
                                                                              Class #   Date       Day      Time              $R/NR        Age
 Jr. Vehicle Engineering                                                      311089-01 2/7 - 4/24 TU       6:15 - 7:00 pm    $336/$504    6 - 8 years
                                                                              311089-02 2/7 - 4/24 TU       7:00 - 7:45 pm    $336/$504    8 - 10 years
 What’s more exciting than building concept cars, construction
 machines and everyday vehicles! While learning basic engineering
 skills, children are introduced to science and math concepts along           Potions, Elixirs & Other Magical Mixtures                         New!
 with problem solving and communication skills. LEGO® kits are                As a student of “wizardry” and “witchery” learn about basic principles
 used and shared during the class.                                            of chemistry as you follow ancient recipes and use various “magical”
 Grade:    1st - 3rd grade     m/M:        12/16                              ingredients to create your own potions, elixirs and other mixtures.
 Location: Lincoln Center      Instructor: All About Learning, Inc.           You will start with simple ones first then move on to more advanced
 Class #   Date        Day     Time               $R/NR                       concoctions as you progress in knowledge. At the end of the class, you
 311087-01 1/31 - 2/21 TU      3:00 - 5:00 pm     $99/$148                    will receive a certificate of Advanced Potion Making. Bwahahaha.
                                                                              Age:        6 - 12 years        m/M:       8/20
 Vehicle Engineering                                                          Location: Lincoln Center Instructor: Cool Science!
 Build up to 13 different motorized vehicles including concept cars,          Class #   Date        Day     Time               $R/NR
 construction machines and everyday vehicles! The final project               311086-01 2/4         SA      9:00 am - 12:00 pm $52/$78
 utilizes LEGO® kits which are shared during the class. Young
 engineers are introduced to basic engineering skills, science and math       Exciting Electricity
 concepts along with problem solving and communication skills.                Become an engineer and build a battery from lemons, build an
 Grade:      4th - 8th grade m/M: 12/16                                       electric motor, a burglar alarm or doorbell. Through the process, you’ll
 Location: Lincoln Center                                                     understand more about electrons, voltage, watts and series circuits.
 Instructor: All About Learning, Inc.                                         Age:        6 - 12 years       m/M:        8/20
 Class #   Date        Day     Time               $R/NR                       Location: Lincoln Center Instructor: Cool Science!
 311088-01 1/31 - 2/21 TU      5:15 - 7:15 pm     $99/$148                    Class #   Date        Day     Time               $R/NR
                                                                              311085-01 5/5         SA      9:00 am - 12:00 pm $52/$78

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Reading Laboratory                                                         Checkmate Chess!
Become a great reader in the Reading Laboratory! This class focuses        Develop your child’s intellect through the royal game of chess!
on reading comprehension and fluency. Students will learn the              Current research has shown a strong link between chess and
explicit reading strategies of: questioning, predicting, connections,      academic performance in a variety of areas, including mathematics
inferring, summarizing and synthesizing through the use of fun and         and language arts. Chess has been proven to enhance children’s
engaging reading selections. Every student will gain the skills and        motivation, concentration, focus, social skills and creativity. No
tools needed to improve their grades and increase standardized test        previous knowledge of chess is necessary. Each class consists of fun,
scores. Most importantly it will teach each child that reading can be      interactive teaching and guided practice time. Both beginners and
incredibly fun and rewarding throughout his/her whole life. The first      experienced players are welcome and can get to the next level under
class will be held at the William F. Sherman, Jr. Interpretive Center      the guidance of an experienced Chess Scholars coach. There will also
located at 901 31st Street. No class February 20 and March 26.             be a chess competition with prizes!
Age:         6 - 11 years         m/M: 5/15                                Age:      5 - 12 years              m/M:             5/12
Location: Interpretive Center/Lincoln Center                               Location: Lincoln Center            Instructor:      Chess Scholars
Instructor: Michael Peterson                                               Class #   Date               Day    Time                $R/NR
Class #     Date          Day    Time               $R/NR                  311070-01 1/23 - 2/27        M      6:30 - 7:30 pm      $90/$135
311090-01   1/23 - 2/27   M      5:00 - 6:00 pm     $107/$160              311070-02 4/9 - 5/14         M      6:30 - 7:30 pm      $90/$135
311090-02   3/5 - 4/9     M      5:00 - 6:00 pm     $107/$160
311090-03   4/16 - 5/14   M      5:00 - 6:00 pm     $107/$160              Winter & Spring Break Chess Scholars Camp
                                                                           Camp is designed for both beginners and experienced young
Writer’s Workshop                                                          players. All participants learn cool new strategies at the appropriate
Fear writing no longer! This class is designed to give students the        level from a renowned Chess Scholars coach. Each class consists of a
skills needed to become successful writers in an engaging and              fun interactive teaching period and guided practice time. There will
exciting setting. Utilizing the Six-Traits writing technique, students     also be a chess competition with prizes! Each camper takes home a
will be guided through the writing process in multiple genres.             chess set and an award. Please bring your own snack.
Students will be given the tools they need to improve their grades         Age:      6 - 13 years                m/M:        5/20
and increase standardized test scores. Each class will allow for one-      Location: Lincoln Center              Instructor: Chess Scholars
on-one instruction as well as whole-group feedback. The first class        Class #   Date          Day           Time                    $R/NR
will be held at the William F. Sherman, Jr. Interpretive Center            211019-01 12/26 - 12/30 M - F         9:00 am - 12:00 pm      $179/$268
                                                                           311071-02 3/26 - 3/30   M-F           9:00 am - 12:00 pm      $179/$268
located at 901 31st Street. No class February 20 and March 26.
Age:        6 - 11 years          m/M: 5/15
Location: Interpretive Center/Lincoln Center
Instructor: Michael Peterson
Class #
311091-01
            Date
            1/23 - 2/27
                          Day
                          M
                                 Time
                                 6:00 - 7:00 pm
                                                    $R/NR
                                                    $107/$160
                                                                              YOUTH CULTURAL ARTS
311091-02   3/5 - 4/9     M      6:00 - 7:00 pm     $107/$160
311091-03   4/16 - 5/14   M      6:00 - 7:00 pm     $107/$160                 Young Rembrandts Drawing
                                                                              Learn new lessons
Nature Photojournalism                                                        each session in a
                                                                              variety of subjects:
In a perfect match of writing and photography, this course teaches
                                                                              animals, action, still
you to have a “photographic eye” and a writing style that is equally
                                                                              life, landscape and
artistic. You will be writing poetry, stories, and nonfiction expository
                                                                              cartoons. This
papers to accompany the pictures you take on “nature photo
                                                                              delightful program
shoots.” You will then combine these to create beautifully published
                                                                              combines young
articles worthy of National Geographic. The first class will be held at
                                                                              Rembrandts’
the William F. Sherman, Jr. Interpretive Center located at 901 31st
                                                                              innovative drawing
Street. Please bring your camera to the first class. No class
                                                                              method with light-
February 20 and March 26.
                                                                              hearted subjects that
Age:        6 - 11 years     m/M:            5/15
Location: Interpretive Center/Lincoln Center                                  engage kids’ sense of
Instructor: Michael Peterson                                                  humor and vivid
Class #     Date          Day    Time               $R/NR                     imaginations.
311092-01   1/23 - 2/27   M      4:00 - 5:00 pm     $107/$160                 Age          6 - 12 years
311092-02   3/5 - 4/9     M      4:00 - 5:00 pm     $107/$160                 m/M:         6/18
311092-03   4/16 - 5/14   M      4:00 - 5:00 pm     $107/$160                 Location: Lincoln Center          Instructor: Young Rembrandts
                                                                              Class #     Date           Day    Time                     $R/NR
                                                                              310055-01   1/14 - 2/18    SA     11:00 am - 12:00 pm      $64/$96
                                                                              310055-02   3/10 - 3/31    SA     10:00 - 11:00 am         $43/$64
Check Out Culinary classes...                                                 310055-03   4/14 - 5/19    SA     10:00 - 11:00 am         $64/$96
See pages 48-49 to get cooking!

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 YOUTH CULTURAL ARTS                                                        Discover Drawing!
                                                                            Focusing on still life and animals, children become familiar with using
 Get your child involved in art! Research has proven that art               different types of pencils and focus on learning texture and shapes.
 helps children develop imagination and critical thinking, refines          m/M:      4/7                    Grade:      2nd - 4th
 cognitive skills and stimulate and improves fine motor                     Location: Lincoln Center         Instructor: Kathleen Keogh
 development. Arts nurtures your child’s creativity, self-                  Class #   Date          Day      Time           $R/NR
 awareness and self-confidence.                                             310059-01 1/30 - 2/6    M        5:30 - 6:30 pm $26/$39

                                                                            Harry Pottery                                                        New!
 I Can Paint – Winter Scenes                                                Create your own wizards cauldron in this basic handbuilding clay
 Mix colors and learn to paint a winter landscape. Class instruction        class. Great for development of fine motor skills and creativity.
 focuses on mixing colors, learning about perspective and capturing         m/M:      4/7                    Grade:      2nd - 4th
 nature scenes.                                                             Location: Lincoln Center         Instructor: Kathleen Keogh
 Location: Lincoln Center      Instructor: Kathleen Keogh                   Class #   Date       Day         Time                   $R/NR
 Class     Date       Day Time           $R/NR m/M Grade                    310060-01 1/23 - 2/6 M           4:15 - 5:15 pm         $39/$58
 310056-01 1/9 - 1/23 M   5:30 - 6:30 pm $26/$39 4/7 2nd - 4th
                                                                            Creating With Clay
 My Own Paper Person –                                                      Pinch pots, cute cups and
                                                                            fun sculptures are a few
 An Introduction to Drawing                                    New!         of the pieces children
 Learn about drawing a whole person. In this class you will draw            create using the
 your own person, a background, and clothes for your person.                handbuilding clay
 Students will be using colored pencils and scissors.                       techniques of coil, pinch
 Location: Lincoln Center      Instructor: Kathleen Keogh
                                                                            and slab. Participants
 Class     Date       Day Time           $R/NR m/M Grade
 310057-01 5/7 - 5/14 M   4:15 - 5:15 pm $18/$27 4/10 2nd - 4th             must attend the first class
                                                                            in order to complete
 Batik Painting                                                 New!        projects.
 Batik is a method of dying fabrics or paper in which some areas are        Age:        5 - 12 years
 covered with wax to keep dyes from penetrating the fabric. After           m/M:        4/8
                                                                            Location: Lincoln
 drawing a scene, students will practice the art of Batik painting on a
                                                                                        Center
 canvas for a beautiful and unique take-home project.                       Instructor: Deb Norton
 Grade:    5th - 8th           m/M:        4/10
                                                                            Class #   Date       Day         Time                   $R/NR
 Location: Lincoln Center      Instructor: Kathleen Keogh                   310003-01 4/10 - 5/1 TU          3:30 - 4:45 pm         $55/$83
 Class #   Date       Day      Time                $R/NR                    310003-02 4/10 - 5/1 TU          5:00 - 6:15 pm         $55/$83
 310058-01 5/8 - 5/29 TU       4:15 - 5:15 pm      $34/$51




 Culinary Kids – We Stir It Up!
 Introduce your child to the world of culinary arts with these fun, child-friendly classes. Classes are designed to teach kids the basics of
 cooking, kitchen safety, baking techniques, food presentation, manners and culinary terms as well as broadening children’s food knowledge.
 Fundamentals of cooking reinforce math and science concepts, reading, health and safety and following directions. Each session is carefully
 supervised. Participants with food allergies may be exposed to allergens. All classes are held in the Culinary Kitchen at Lincoln Center.


                                                               Baking Classes
   Cooking Classes
                                                               Royal Icing Flowers
   Let’s Get Cooking                                           Baking was never more fun! Learn to work with Royal Icing and make fun Garden
   Get your child started in the kitchen! Each class           Flowers to dress up cakes. Royal Icing recipe included.
   will offer a new menu to sample and enjoy.                  Location: Lincoln Center                          Instructor:            Carmen Gill
   Classes will introduce children to cooking basics           Class #   Date      Day     Time                  $R/NR        m/M       Age
   including proper food handling and preparation,             311094-01 2/18      SA      9:00 - 10:30 am       $32/$48      6/8       8 - 12 years
   measuring and kitchen safety.
   Location: Lincoln Center Instructor: Staff                  Basic Gum Paste Flowers Techniques
   Age:         6 - 8 years                                    Make flowers that look real and are yummy to eat! Hands-on instruction gets you
   $R/NR:     $28/$42            m/M: 5/8                      baking like a pro.
   Class #   Date        Day     Time                          Location: Lincoln Center                          Instructor:            Carmen Gill
   311093-01 2/29        W       4:00 - 5:30 pm                Class #   Date      Day     Time                  $R/NR        m/M       Age
   311093-02 4/18        W       3:30 - 4:30 pm                311095-01 3/10      SA      9:00 - 11:00 am       $42/$63      6/8       8 - 12 years


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Birds of a Feather Bird Feeder                                    New!           CD, DJ                                                          New!
Learn about nature while building, painting and decorating your
very own bird feeder to take home.                                               Take your love of music and turn it into a great present for
Location: Lincoln Center         Instructor: Kathleen Keogh                      someone special. We will be discussing theme and elements of
Class #   Grade     Date       Day Time         $R/NR m/M                        design. Students will leave with their own CD, CD cover art and
310066-01 2nd - 4th 4/9 - 4/16 M 5:30 - 6:30 pm $23/$34 4/7                      jewel case.
                                                                                 Location: Lincoln Center          Instructor: Kathleen Keogh
Japanese Origami Box                                              New!           Class #   Grade      Date       Day Time         $R/NR m/M
Using the ancient technique of paper folding, create a box with a lid            310069-01 9th - 12th 4/25 - 5/2 W 6:15 - 7:15 pm $23/$34 4/10
from paper. After making the box, insert a message to someone
special! You will decorate your box with a variety of materials.
Location: Lincoln Center       Instructor: Kathleen Keogh
Class #   Grade         Date   Day Time          $R/NR         m/M
310068-01 5th - 8th     2/28   TU 5:30 - 6:30 pm $11/$16       4/10


                                                                          Your child can make funky jewelry and one-of-a-kind trendy
Fashion Design Classes                                                    T-shirts while learning principles of design.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY T-SHIRT                                         New!         RESIN PENDANT                                                     New!
Get ready for St. Patty’s Day by designing your own festive T-shirt.           Create your own pendant with resin. Resin is a material that dries
We will use paints that do not come off clothes. Smocks will be                hard, clear, and glossy. Bring in a variety of small images. You may
provided. Please bring a white pre-washed T-shirt to class.                    bring in images from photographs or magazines. Think if you
Location: Lincoln Center       Instructor:       Kathleen Keogh                would like to include any text such as a short poem.
Class #   Date    Day    Time              Grade       $R/NR m/M               Location: Lincoln Center       Instructor: Kathleen Keogh
310061-01 3/12    M      5:30 - 6:30 pm    2nd - 4th   $19/$28 4/7             Class #   Grade      Date     Day Time           $R/NR           m/M
310061-02 3/13    TU     5:30 - 6:30 pm    5th - 8th   $19/$28 4/7             310064-01 9th - 12th 2/29     W   5:00 - 6:00 pm $36/$54         4/10
                                                                               310064-02 9th - 12th 4/18     W   5:00 - 6:00 pm $36/$54         4/10
SPRAY PAINTED T-SHIRT                                             New!
Design your own awesome shirt! You will create your own stencil                COLD CONNECTIONS BRACELET                                         New!
and then spray paint your T-shirt for a unique, one-of-a-kind                  Learn about basic jewelry techniques such as filing, sanding and
design. Please bring a white pre-washed T-shirt to class.                      manipulating metal with pliers. Students will leave with a completed
Location: Lincoln Center       Instructor:    Kathleen Keogh                   bracelet.
Class #   Grade         Date      Day Time         $R/NR m/M                   Location: Lincoln Center Instructor: Kathleen Keogh
310062-01 5th - 8th     5/2 - 5/9 W 7:30 - 8:30 pm $28/$42 4/7                 Class #   Grade      Date       Day Time         $R/NR m/M
                                                                               310065-01 9th - 12th 2/8 - 2/22 W 5:00 - 6:00 pm $40/$60 4/10
FASHION JEWELRY DESIGN                                            New!
Design your own trendy bracelet and necklace. Use a variety of                 MOTHER’S DAY PURSE                                                New!
beads and pendants to fashion your own jewelry while learning                  Using variety of materials including fabric markers and a sewing
about pattern and design.                                                      needle, children will decorate a purse to give for Mother’s Day.
Location: Lincoln Center       Instructor: Kathleen Keogh                      Students will be using fabric markers will not come out of clothing.
Class #   Grade     Date       Day Time           $R/NR        m/M             Smocks will be provided.
310063-01 2nd - 4th 3/26       M   4:15 - 5:15 pm $19/$28      4/7             Location: Lincoln Center       Instructor: Kathleen Keogh
                                                                               Class #   Grade     Date      Day Time           $R/NR           m/M
                                                                               310067-01 2nd - 4th 5/7       M   5:30 - 6:30 pm $11/$16         4/10


Advanced Gum Paste Flowers Techniques                             New!         Fluffy Chick-Cakes                                                New!
Now that you’ve mastered the basics, you’re ready for advanced                 Ice and decorate your fluffy little chick cupcakes for tonight’s family
techniques that will make your cakes look awesome!                             dessert! Basic decorating techniques will be introduced.
Location: Lincoln Center                     Instructor: Carmen Gill           Location: Lincoln Center      Instructor: Sugar Bloom Bakeshop
Class #   Date    Day     Time            $R/NR        m/M Age                 Class #   Date    Day    Time               $R/NR       m/M Age
311096-01 3/24    SA      9:00 - 11:00 am $49/$73      6/8 8 - 12 years        311098-01 4/4     W      6:00 - 7:00 pm     $15/$22     4/10 6 - 12 years

Easter Egg Cake                                                   New!         More Sifting and Shouting                                         New!
This is a perfect class for children interested in learning to bake.           All new recipes have young chefs measuring, mixing and baking
Learn to cut a sheet cake into an egg shape and use decorating tools           while learning basic baking skills. Kids take home goodies for the
to make a holiday cake your entire family will enjoy. Basic tips and           whole family.
borders will be taught. Bring an unfrosted sheet cake to class.                Location: Lincoln Center      Instructor:       Staff
Location: Lincoln Center       Instructor:       Carmen Gill                   Class #   Date    Day    Time               $R/NR       m/M Age
Class #   Date    Day     Time               $R/NR     m/M Age                 311099-01 5/9     W      6:00 - 7:30 pm     $28/$42     5/8 6 - 8 years
311097-01 4/4     W       4:00 - 5:00 pm     $36/$53   6/8 8 - 12 years


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 Line Dancing for Beginners                                                 How to Avoid Falling
 Learn easy western line dances set to traditional music. Great             for a Jerk                                                     New!
 exercise for the mind and body. If you can walk, you can line dance.       You can learn the keys to build a healthy relationship that keeps the
 No partner required.                                                       head and heart working together. Whether your single, dating or
 Age:      Adult                  m/M:               4/25                   even married you will find success in exploring the key areas that
 Location: Lincoln Center         Instructor:        Susan Shields          foreshadow what that partner will be like in marriage. Understand
 Class:    Date        Day        Time                $R/NR
                                                                            how the dynamics work together to manage your relationship, heal
 371027-01 4/13 - 4/20 F          11:00 am - 12:00 pm $12/$18
                                                                            hurt and deepen intimacy.
                                                                            Age:        Adult                 m/M: 4/10
 Bridge Lessons                                                             Location: Lincoln Center
 If you have never played bridge or just need to sharpen your skills,       Instructor: Peter Juska, VFS
 bridge lessons start you on your way to a stimulating and fun leisure      $R/NR:      $57/$86 single registration
 activity. No class December 26, January 2 & May 28.                                    $86/$129 per person couples
 Age:      Adult                  m/M:               None                   Class #   Date        Day       Time
 Location: Lincoln Center         Instructor:        Marcia Potts           313059-01 1/13 - 2/3 F          7:00 - 8:00 pm
 Class #     Date         Day     Time               $R/NR                  313059-02 4/27 - 5/18 F         7:00 - 8:00 pm
 371004-01   12/5 - 2/6   M       10:00 - 11:30 am   $20/$30
 371004-02   2/13 - 4/2   M       10:00 - 11:30 am   $20/$30
 371004-03   4/9 - 6/4    M       10:00 - 11:30 am   $20/$30



 EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS
 Department of Social Security                                              Boomers! The Savvy
 Administration Workshop                                          New!      Social Security
 A social security public affairs specialist will overview of Social        Planner –
 Security programs including retirement, spousal and survivor
 benefits, when to file for retirement benefits, the impact of work after   Maximize
 retirement, online services, the retirement estimator and Medi-Gap         Your Retirement
 policies will be covered. A question and answer period will follow.        Income       New!
 Lunch is included.                                                         If you are retiring soon, it’s
 Age:        Adult                 m/M:              6/20
                                                                            important to understand Social Security programs. Receive an
 Location: Lincoln Center
 Instructor: Social Security Staff & Saverio Martiradonna                   overview of retirement, spousal and survivor benefits, when to file
 Class #   Date           Day     Time               $R/NR                  for retirement benefits, maximizing your income while working,
 371028-01 2/9            TH      10:15 am           $5/$7                  online services and the retirement estimator. Rules and types of
                                                                            Medicare/Medi-Gap policies, nursing home and probate avoidance
 Avoiding Probate and Court Intervention                          New!      techniques will also be discussed. Lunch or dinner is included.
 You’ve worked hard to build your estate. What will happen to your          Age:        Adult               Location:         Lincoln Center
                                                                            Instructor: Nicholas P Bathas and Saverio Martiradonna
 assets when you are gone? Learn the safest and best ways to transfer
                                                                            Class #   Date         Day      Time               $R/NR m/M
 your assets before and after death to ensure that your loved ones          313063-01 4/2          M        6:15 pm            $5/$7 6/20
 receive their inheritance in the exact manner you desire. A question       313063-02 5/21         M        10:15 am           $5/$7 6/20
 and answer period will follow. Lunch or dinner is included.
 Age:        Adult               Location:         Lincoln Center
 Instructor: Nicholas P Bathas and Saverio Martiradonna                     Old Fashioned Estate and
 Class #     Date         Day     Time               $R/NR       m/M        Financial Planning                                            New!
 313060-01   1/18         W       10:15 am           $5/$7       6/20
                                                                            If you are concerned about your current financial investments or
 313060-02   3/12         M       10:15 am           $5/$7       6/20
 313060-03   5/7          M       6:15 pm            $5/$7       6/20       haven’t established a prudent asset protection plan with proper legal
                                                                            documents to avoid Probate or estate taxes, your assets are probably
 Is Converting My IRA to a Roth IRA                                         not titled correctly. Learn proven strategies that will work for you.
                                                                            Lunch or dinner is included.
 Right for Me?                                                   New!       Age:        Adult               Location:         Lincoln Center
 Find out about the tax benefits available when you convert your            Instructor: Nicholas P Bathas and Saverio Martiradonna
 current IRA to a Roth IRA. Learn to simply compare and calculate           Class #   Date         Day      Time               $R/NR      m/M
 any tax savings. Lunch is included.                                        313061-01 2/8          W        6:15 pm            $5/$7      6/20
 Age:        Adult               Location:         Lincoln Center           313061-02 4/11         W        10:15 am           $5/$7      6/20
 Instructor: Nicholas P Bathas and Saverio Martiradonna
 Class #   Date           Day     Time               $R/NR m/M
 313062-01 3/7            W       10:15 am           $5/$7 6/20
                                                                            Don’t Miss exciting Trips & Tours
 313062-02 5/16           W       10:15 am           $5/$7 6/20                                     See page 58

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CONTINUED LEARNING                                                        Photography & Cameras
PROGRAMS                                                                  These programs are in cooperation with the Lisle and
                                                                          Woodridge Park Districts.
A Guide to Your                                                           Age:        16 & up            m/M: 1/12
Family’s Technology                                                       Location: Lisle Park District Recreation Center, 1925 Ohio, Lisle
                                                                          Instructor: Kirk Lawler
Safety New!
Tweets, friending, cyber                                                  Digital Photography for Beginners
bullying and sexting are terms                                            "How to" topics will include choosing the best scene modes, basic
that are difficult to understand,                                         composition, taking great people pictures, special tips for
much less control. What are the                                           photographing children and photo editing with Adobe Elements. No
latest technology threats and                                             previous experience with cameras is required to enjoy this
how can they impact personal                                              workshop. Most participants use compact cameras, but entry level
and family safety? How can you                                            dSLR owners will also benefit from the discussions.
make sure all family members                                              Class #   Date          Day      Time               $R/NR
are effectively addressing these areas of vulnerability? This workshop    313012-01 2/16          TH       7:00 - 9:00 pm     $29/$44
will provide you with information and tools you need. Attendees           313012-02 4/17          TU       7:00 - 9:00 pm     $29/$44
will learn how to approach things proactively and access helpful
resources. Don’t miss this timely and important workshop!                 How to Get the Best Results from
Age:          Parents & children middle school age & older
m/M:          10/40 families                                              Your dSLR Camera
Location:     Lincoln Center                                              Do you want to get beyond “point and shoot” photography? Then
Instructor:   Paul and Joshua Timm, RETA Security                         join this intermediate level seminar on digital single lens reflex
Class #   Date           Day      Time              $R/NR                 cameras. Topics will include how to choose the optimal Scene Mode,
313064-01 3/9            F        7:00 - 8:30 pm    $21/$32 per family    ISO, White Balance, Sharpening, Saturation, Contrast, Exposure
313064-02 5/4            F        7:00 - 8:30 pm    $21/$32 per family    Value, Focus Modes and file types (JPEG and RAW). There will also
                                                                          be demonstrations of “must have” accessories. Not recommended
Speed Reading Workshop                                             New!   for beginners. Please note: lenses are covered in-depth in a separate
Boost your reading speed so that you can read more in less time.          workshop.
Learn some very simple strategies to enhance your comprehension           Class #   Date          Day      Time               $R/NR
so that you remember more of what you read. Ideal for students,           313013-01 2/21          TU       7:00 - 9:00 pm     $29/$44
professionals and life-long learners.                                     313013-02 4/19          TH       7:00 - 9:00 pm     $29/$44
Age:      16 years & older        m/M:              10/40
Location: Lincoln Center          Instructor:       Iris Reading
Class #   Date           Day      Time              $R/NR                 How to Shop for and
313065-01 3/28           W        6:30 - 8:30 pm    $15/$22               Get the Most Out of
Mastering the Art of Productivity                                         dSLR Camera
with Technology                                                 New!      Lenses
                                                                          Still using the
Become more productive through the use of technology. Learn               kit lens that
about a variety of websites and apps that help students and               came with your
professions become more productive.                                       dSLR? Chances
Age:      16 years & older        m/M:              10/40
Location: Lincoln Center          Instructor:       Iris Reading
                                                                          are good that it is
Class #   Date           Day      Time              $R/NR                 compromising the
313066-01 5/15           TU       6:30 - 8:30 pm    $15/$22               quality of your photographs. In this intermediate level seminar
                                                                          participants will learn how to find the best deals in high-grade glass,
Taking Better Pictures                                                    and how aperture, focal length and shutter speed can be
Have you ever taken a picture and thought…“This would have been           manipulated to turn ordinary images into works of art. Not
a better picture if I knew how to use my camera”. Gain insight on         recommended for beginners.
                                                                          Class #   Date          Day      Time               $R/NR
how to give the "wow factor" to your photos with little time and
                                                                          313030-01 2/23          TH       7:00 - 9:00 pm     $29/$44
effort. The class includes handouts, a cheat sheet and a resource         313030-02 4/24          TU       7:00 - 9:00 pm     $29/$44
book. Bring your camera (digital best) with film or a memory card
and extra batteries for hands-on training.
                                                                                                       sses...
                                                                          Check Out Adult Culinary cla
Age:        Adult             m/M:             1/25
Instructor: Danita M. Bergrud Location: Lincoln Center
                                                                                                           d!
Class #   Date
313067-01 1/16
                         Day
                         M
                                  Time
                                  7:00 - 8:30 pm
                                                    $R/NR
                                                    $36/$54                   See pages 56-57 to get starte
313067-02 4/4            W        7:00 - 8:30 pm    $36/$54


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 Instructional Ice Fishing                                          New!
 The basics of ice fishing will be covered in a hands-on
 instructional program. Safety, equipment, fishing techniques
 and tips for fishing at forest preserve lakes will be included.
 Lake fishing will be done, weather permitting. All equipment
 and bait is provided. Park in the main lot at Herrick Lake
 off Butterfield Road and follow signs to the cabin.
 Age:        6 years through adult (children under 18
             must be accompanied by
             an adult)
 Day:        SU                                                            Basic Dog Obedience
 Time:       1:00 - 3:00 pm                                                Positive reinforcement methods keep tails wagging while dog owners
 $R/NR:      Free                                                          learn to prevent and modify inappropriate behavior. Basic
 m/M:        5/10                                                          commands of sit, down, stay, come, walk on leash and more are
 Location: Herrick Lake Cabin,                                             covered. Class is conducted through lectures and demonstrations;
             Wheaton IL                                                    where having fun is key to learning. Dogs must be 4 months of age
 Instructor: DuPage County                                                 and older with completion of their first set of shots. Handlers must
             Forest Preserve                                               be at least 8 years of age with an adult or 16 years without an adult.
             District Staff                                                The first class is a mandatory lecture without dogs.
 Class:    Date
                                                                           Age:      Dogs 4 mos & older m/M:                    4/7 pairs
 313068-01 2/5
                                                                           Location: Lincoln Center     Instructor:             Paulette Allan
                                                                           Class #   Date        Day        Time                $R/NR
                                                                           374000-01 1/12 - 2/23 TH         6:30 - 8:00 pm      $110/$165
                                                                           374000-02 4/12 - 5/24 TH         6:30 - 8:00 pm      $110/$165



 EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS
 College Planning - How to Prepare for                                     Learn to Sell on eBay the Right Way                               New!
 the College Experience                                                    Did you know that over 2 MILLION people visit eBay daily. There
 Prepare for one of the most important events in your child’s life- the    are over 200 Million registered users worldwide and people spend
 college planning process. You will learn what your child should be        over $2,000 every second! Harness the power of eBay to put more
 doing each year of High School to help strengthen their appearance        money in your pocket. Have a professional education specialist teach
 in the eyes of today’s college admissions officers. Hear what colleges    you the “Basics of Selling on eBay.”
 are looking for in prospective students and what effect entrance          Whether you want to sell your grandmother’s pearls or your Pearl
 exam scores and GPA’s have on your child’s chances of being               Jam collection, this class will show you exactly how to get started and
 accepted. This class picks up the planning process in the 9th grade       walk away with strategies to maximize your return. Learn how to
 and discusses each year of High School, including graduation and          register as an eBay Seller, research the eBay Marketplace to determine
 what to look for in those college offers before you accept.               the value of your treasures before putting them up for sale, set
 Age:        Adult              Location:            Lincoln Center        pricing that will maximize your profits, create titles, descriptions, and
 Instructor: College Bound Funding Solutions                               photographs that attract buyers, accept online payments with PayPal,
 Class:    Date          Day      Time               $R/NR         m/M     monitor your listings, complete a transaction, package & ship your
 313070-01 3/7           W        7:00 - 8:30 pm     $8/$12        6/20    items with ease and avoid many of the costly mistakes made by new
                                                                           eBay sellers. You’ll also discover insider tips, tricks, dos and don’ts
 College Funding – The College Admissions                                  from an experienced eBay seller and education specialist.
 and Funding Proces                                                        Age:      Adult                 m/M:        4/20
 Navigating through the college funding process can be a daunting          Location: Lincoln Center        Instructor: Anita Fontana
                                                                           Class:    Date        Day       Time                   $R/NR
 undertaking. This dynamic workshop will walk you through the              313069-01 4/14 - 4/21 SA        9:30 am - 12:30 pm     $89/$133
 nuts and bolts of the college admissions and funding process. We
 will discuss how the aid process really works, including good and
 bad assets and debt, who really decides your family’s financial need,
 the IRS vs. your Financial Aid and what types of aid are currently
 available. Understand the process from filling out the right forms
 and filing deadlines to comparing aid packages and how to negotiate
                                                                           “87% of parents...
 a better offer. This course will provide you with everything needed       are relying heavily on financial aid,
 to successfully complete the college admissions and funding process.      scholarships and grant money to help
 Age:        Adult              Location:            Lincoln Center
 Instructor: College Bound Funding Solutions                               cover college expenses”
 Class:    Date          Day      Time               $R/NR         m/M     *Source: AllianceBernstein Investments
 313071-01 1/25 - 2/8    W        7:00 - 8:30 pm     $17/$25       6/20

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PARTIES                                                                                      ADULT General Interest
    Breakfast Bingo                                                    New!      Girlfriends Game Night                                                New!
    Sponsored by Seniors Helping Seniors                                         Sponsored by The Wellness House
    Join the group for a hearty breakfast and games of Bingo for prizes.         Get out with the girls and have some fun. Enjoy a great catered dinner
    Age:        Adult             Location: Lincoln Center                       then stick around for some card and table games. Play your favorites or
    Class #   Date        Day     Time                  $R/NR          m/M       learn new ones. Available games include LCR, Dominoes, Yahtzee,
    371029-01 2/8         W       9:00 - 11:00 am       $8/$10         40/120    Rummikube, Scrabble, Ping Pong and bean bags. All the girls go home
                                                                                 with a goodie bag!
    Couch Potato Fridays                                                         Age:        Adult                Location: Lincoln Center
    Sponsored by Andrea Donovan                                                  Class #   Date         Day       Time                $R/NR         m/M
    Reminisce with friends as you watch classic television like “The             371032-01 5/11         F         5:30 pm - 8:30 pm   $10/$12       25/50
    Carol Burnett Show and the Dean Martin Variety Hour.” Lunch on a
    stuffed baked potato, salad and dessert.                                     Birthday B-I-N-G-O Parties                      Now Twice a Month!
    Age:        Adult             Location: Lincoln Center                       Co-sponsored by the Jr. Woman’s Club of Downers Grove and Prime
    Class #     Date      Day     Time                  $R/NR          m/M       Home Health Services, Inc.
    371031-01   2/17      F       11:30 am - 1:00 pm    $6/$8          15/50     It’s a Bingo celebration of birthdays each month! Participants may
    371031-02   3/16      F       11:30 am - 1:00 pm    $6/$8          15/50     choose to attend Bingo only, which takes place following lunch.
    371031-03   4/20      F       11:30 am - 1:00 pm    $6/$8          15/50
                                                                                 Age:      Adult          m/M: 10/120
                                                                                 Location: Lincoln Center
    Blarney Bash – A St. Patty’s Day Celebration                                 Class #     Date     Day      Time               $R/NR
    Sponsored by Prestige Home Health Services                                   371020-01   1/11     W        11:30 am Lunch;    $6 Lunch/$1 Bingo
    Good food, green drink and a little blarney will have your Irish eyes        371020-02   1/25     W        12:30 pm Bingo
    smiling. A traditional Irish menu is served, followed by fine                371020-03   2/8      W
    entertainment that would rival McNamara’s Band. Don’t forget to              371020-04   2/22     W
    wear your green!                                                             371020-05   3/7      W
    Age:        Adult             Location: Lincoln Center                       371020-06   3/28     W
    Class #   Date        Day     Time                  $R/NR          m/M       371020-07   4/11     W
    371030-01 3/14        W       11:30 am - 2:00 pm    $16/$18        25/120    371020-08   4/25     W
                                                                                 371020-09   5/9      W
                                                                                 371020-10   5/23     W
    Artists Drop-in
    Do you paint, draw or “dabble” in the arts? Come and join your               Putt-ing and Pastry - Mini Golf Breakfast League
    fellow artists in a drop-in program at Lincoln Center. The room is           Sponsored by Home Helpers
    available for you and others to share your passion. Please bring your        Golf 18 holes each week followed by a continental breakfast on the
    own art supplies. The drop-in program does not offer instructional           course. Prizes will be awarded at the end of each session. Grab a
    lessons.                                                                     partner and register as a team or register as an individual and you will
    Age:      Adult                     m/M:         10/80
                                                                                 be placed with a partner. It’s ‘donut holes in one’ for everyone!
    Day:      TU                        Time:        9:00 - 11:00 am
                                                                                 Age:        Adult          Location: McCollum Miniature Golf
    Location: Lincoln Center            Fee:         Free
                                                                                 Class #   Date        Day           Time             $R/NR         m/M
                                                                                 371012-01 5/11 - 6/15 F             9:00 am          $23/$34       6/18
    Popcorn Matinee
    Sponsored by Home Helpers                                                    Stepping Out Walking Club
    Join the fun as we present new feature films each month. Movies are          Sponsored by Mays Lake
    advertised at Lincoln Center. Popcorn and snacks are available for a         Travel to a local park each week for fresh air and fitness with friends. Car
    small fee.                                                                   pooling is available. Schedules, maps and details will be available at the
    Age:        Adult                  m/M: 10/80                                Active Adult Center in April. Walking Club orientation takes place
    Day:        TH                     Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
                                                                                 Thursday, May 31 at 9:00 am at the Recreation Center, 4500 Belmont Rd.
    Location:   Lincoln Center         Fee:     Free
                                                                                 Class #   Date             Day      Time               $R/NR
    Date:       1/12; 1/26; 2/9; 2/23; 3/8; 3/22; 4/12; 4/26; 5/10; 5/24
                                                                                 171010-01 6/7 - 9/27       TH       9:00 am            $15/$17


    CPR, First Aid and Safety Classes
    Day: TH            $R/NR: $38/$57           Location: Lincoln Center        Instructor: Juli Washer, American Red Cross Certified instructor
    Adult CPR & AED Training                             Infant & Child CPR & AED Training                    First Aid
    This course covers CPR for the adult victim          Designed for childcare providers, teachers and       This course covers medical emergencies,
    (over 12 years of age) along with rescue             parents, this course focuses on rescue               hemorrhage control, splinting and
    techniques for conscious and unconscious             techniques for full arrest victims from new          environmental emergencies. This class also
    choking victims. The course also covers the          born to 12 years of age. The course also covers      focuses on what to do before emergency
    use of the AED. Certification is valid for two       conscious and unconscious choking along              medical services arrive. Certification is valid
    years.                                               with rescue breathing. The use of an AED is          for two years.
    Class #   Age     Date Time          m/M             discussed. Certification is valid for two years.     Class #   Age     Date Time           m/M
    313007-01 12 & up 2/9 6:00 - 9:30 pm 5/15            Class #   Age     Date Time          m/M             313009-01 12 & up 4/12 6:00 - 9:30 pm 5/15
                                                         313008-01 12 & up 3/8 6:00 - 9:30 pm 5/15

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 GARDENING                                                                                       Are You Ready
 Grow Your Own - Vegetable Gardening                                                             to Join the
 for the Beginner                                                                     New!       Raw Food
 Learn the basics of vegetable gardening from a University of Illinois master
 gardener. Soil preparation, location and plant selection ideas will help you
                                                                                                 Revolution?
 grow your own vegetables. Hand-outs and Q & A time will be available.                           New!
 Age :       Adult       Location: Lincoln Center                                                What is considered Raw?
 Instructor: University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners                                   Certified Raw Food Chef
 Class #   Date              Day       Time                   $R/NR         m/M                  Jason Janiak invites you to
 313072-01 3/7               W         7:00 - 8:00 pm         $15/$22       10/50                join him for a lecture on the
                                                                                                 various aspects of the Raw
 Starting Flower and Vegetable                                                                   Foods lifestyle. Learn about
 Seeds Indoors                                                                        New!       a Raw Foods diet, how foods
 While you are waiting for Spring to arrive, join our professional landscape                     are prepped and prepared, tips for incorporating Raw foods
 designer for an interesting and interactive evening as we discuss various stages                in your diet, the health aspects and benefits of Raw foods and
 of sowing seeds indoors. Learn about purchasing seeds, containers, seed-                        the equipment necessary for making certain Raw food recipes.
 starting mixes, timing, sowing, location, light, heat, watering, fertilizing and                Age:        Adult               m/M:              4/25
 transplanting seedlings outdoors. We will supply individual containers,                         Location: Lincoln Center
 starting mix and seeds for a take-home starter set. Handouts will be provided.                  Instructor: Jason Janiak, Raw Creations, LLC
 Age:        Adult               Location:                    Lincoln Center                     Class:    Date         Day      Time              $R/NR
 Instructor: Sandra Parks, Landscape Designer                                                    313076-01 3/12         M        6:30 - 7:30 pm    $5/$7
 Class #   Date              Day       Time                  $GP/R/NR    m/M
 313074-01 2/21              TU        7:00 - 8:30 pm        $18/$21/$31 6/10
                                                                                                 Improve Your Life Through Self-Hypnosis
 Edible Garden Delight                                                                New!       –Release Stress/Reach a Goal
 If you have always wanted to plant your own vegetable garden, but haven’t
 had the time or space, this presentation will make you feel like a pro! Our                     No matter what you want to accomplish, do it better and
 professional landscape designer will discuss vegetable beds, growing crops in                   easier through the technique of self-hypnosis. Eliminate
 containers, soil preparation, fertilizers, purchasing from seed catalogs and                    stress that life dishes out. Learn techniques that can be used
 warm and cool season crops for time and space constraints. Handouts will                        to help you achieve personal goals. Class includes a hands-on
 be available.                                                                                   introduction to self-hypnosis and take-home information
 Age:        Adult               Location:                    Lincoln Center                     including two CD’s.
 Instructor: Sandra Parks, Landscape Designer                                                    Age :     Adult                 m/M:        5/10
 Class #   Date              Day       Time                  $GP/R/NR    m/M                     Location: Lincoln Center        Instructor: Kathleen Cantwell
 313073-01 1/17              TU        7:00 - 8:30 pm        $18/$21/$31 6/10                    Class #   Date         Day      Time              $R/NR
                                                                                                 313077-01 5/9 - 5/30   W        7:00 - 8:30 pm    $45/$67
 Gardening and Landscaping Tips                                                                  Improve Your Life Through Self-Hypnosis –
 for All Seasons                                                                      New!       A Trimmer and Healthier You
 Both avid gardeners and new enthusiasts will learn to create a new garden
 and find tips to perform maintenance on an existing garden. A step-by-step                      Get your body ready for a fun summer with tools to help
 twelve month schedule will include information on soil preparation,                             you manage and lose weight. No matter what you want to
 mulching, planting trees, designing a garden, grouping plants, container                        accomplish, do it better and easier through the technique of
 gardening and reasons to use native plants. The PowerPoint lecture is                           self-hypnosis. Class includes a hands-on introduction to self-
 supplemented with handouts.                                                                     hypnosis and take-home information including two CD’s.
                                                                                                 Age :     Adult                 m/M:        5/10
 Age:        Adult               Location:                    Lincoln Center
                                                                                                 Location: Lincoln Center        Instructor: Kathleen Cantwell
 Instructor: Sandra Parks, Landscape Designer
                                                                                                 Class #   Date         Day      Time              $R/NR
 Class #   Date              Day       Time                  $GP/R/NR    m/M
                                                                                                 313078-01 4/11 - 5/2   W        7:00 - 8:30 pm    $45/$67
 313075-01 3/20              TU        7:00 - 8:00 pm        $18/$21/$31 6/10
                                                                                                 Improve Your Life Through Self-Hypnosis –
                                                                                                 Motivation for Success
 Garden Plots at Mar-Duke Farm                                                                   Get the tools, optimism and confidence you need to succeed.
 The Mar-Duke Farm garden plots are located at 6800 S. Main Street, between                      Whether you are an entrepreneur or looking for a job, do it
 Greenbriar Medical Center and Divine Savior Church. Plots are 20 x 30-feet. Four
                                                                                                 better and easier through the technique of self-hypnosis.
 elevated plots, 4 x 11-feet are available on a first come, first served basis to persons with
 disabilities and gardeners who cannot work at ground level.                                     Class includes a hands-on introduction to self-hypnosis and
                                                                                                 take-home information including two CD’s.
 New plot and nonresident garden plot registration begins March 3. Find a map of                 Age :     Adult                 m/M:        5/10
 available garden plots and register in room 204 at Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Avenue.            Location: Lincoln Center        Instructor: Kathleen Cantwell
 The per-plot fee is $25 for residents and $37 for nonresidents. Senior rates for those 62       Class #   Date         Day      Time              $R/NR
 years and better are $22 for residents and $33 for nonresidents.                                313079-01 3/7 - 3/28   W        7:00 - 8:30 pm    $45/$67

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                                                                                             ADULT General Interest
Glass Fusing
Discover the art of glass fusing! Learn to make beautiful pieces of jewelry or art using different colors of dichroic glass. You will learn to cut and assemble
the pieces to make unique handcrafted items. All tools and supplies will be provided. Projects will be available for pick up one week after class.

Mosaic Cross, Gecko or Butterfly                                     New!          Swarovski Beaded Pendant &
Choose your decorative glass fused project and paint them with                     Matching Earrings                                                    New!
ceramic paints. Using frit (ground up glass) you will further decorate             Using genuine Swarovski Crystals, make a beautiful beaded pendant
your piece with different colors of glass. The effect is fun and                   and matching earrings in either clear crystal or your birthstone
beautiful.                                                                         color. All pieces will be completed and ready to wear.
Age:      16 years and older       m/M:        5/10                                Age:      16 years and older       m/M:        5/10
Location: Lincoln Center           Instructor: Fay McKay                           Location: Lincoln Center           Instructor: Fay McKay
Class #   Date           Day       Time                $R/NR                       Class #   Date            Day      Time                  $R/NR
313080-01 2/14           TU        6:00 - 8:00 pm      $43/$64                     313081-01 4/10            TU       6:00 - 8:00 pm        $43/$64

Glass Fused Jewelry Pendants                                                       Koi Pond Glass Art                                                   New!
Make three different jewelry pendants to wear or give as a gift. Use               This unique glass fused project allows you to make a 6” x 4” Koi
different colors of beautiful dichroic glass to decorate your pendants.            Pond and lily pads using blue and orange glass. The piece is perfect
Age:      16 years and older       m/M:        5/10
                                                                                   for displaying in your home or for a special hand-made gift.
Location: Lincoln Center           Instructor: Fay McKay
                                                                                   Age:      16 years and older       m/M:        5/10
Class #   Date           Day       Time                $R/NR
                                                                                   Location: Lincoln Center           Instructor: Fay McKay
313038-01 3/13           TU        6:00 - 8:00 pm      $36/$54
                                                                                   Class #   Date            Day      Time                  $R/NR
                                                                                   313082-01 5/15            TU       6:00 - 8:00 pm        $43/$64


Resin Pendant                                                       New!
Unique pendants can be designed using images from photographs
or magazines. Learn to work with resin to create your one-of-a-kind
                                                                                      Acrylic & Oil Painting
piece of jewelry.                                                                     Combining instruction and lecture, learn color mixing and
Age:        16 years and older       m/M:         4/10                                painting techniques with oil or acrylic paint. A supply list will
Location: Lincoln Center             Instructor: Kathleen Keogh                       be mailed. Small class size and a knowledgeable instructor offer
Class #   Date           Day       Time                $R/NR                          a quality experience for both beginner and accomplished
313083-01 4/5            TH        5:00 - 6:00 pm      $36/$54                        painters.
                                                                                      Age:      Adult                     m/M:        10/14
                                                                                      Location: Lincoln Center            Instructor: Joyce Speechly
Cold Connections Bracelet                                           New!              Class #   Date            Day       Time                $R/NR
Basic jewelry techniques of filing, sanding and manipulating metal                    371018-01 2/1 - 4/25      W         9:00 - 11:30 am     $140/$210
with pliers will give you the skills to create your own jewelry. One
bracelet will be completed during class.
Age:      16 years and older       m/M:                4/10
Location: Lincoln Center           Instructor:         Kathleen Keogh              Painting 123
Class #   Date           Day       Time                $R/NR                       With the aid of the instructor you will decide your subject and how
313084-01 3/22 - 4/5     TH        6:15 - 7:15 pm      $40/$60
                                                                                   to assemble the image of what you want to paint. Students will learn
                                                                                   about the color wheel, how to blend and proper clean up. Students
Ceramic Basket                                                      New!           will leave with their own original painting. No previous experience
Design a multi-purpose waste basket to compliment your room’s                      is needed.
décor. Basic instruction in how to roll coils, attaching slab clay pieces          Age:      16 years and older        m/M:                 4/10
and glazing allow for a finished product.                                          Location: Lincoln Center            Instructor:          Kathleen Keogh
Age:      16 years and older       m/M:                4/10                        Class #   Date        Day           Time                 $R/NR
Location: Lincoln Center           Instructor:         Kathleen Keogh              313088-01 1/12 - 2/2 TH             6:30 - 7:30 pm       $44/$66
Class #   Date        Day          Time                $R/NR                       313088-02 2/16 - 3/15 TH            7:45 - 8:45 pm       $53/$79
313085-01 2/16 - 3/15 TH           6:30 - 7:30 pm      $43/$64
                                                                                   Decorative Ceramic Lamp                                              New!
Ceramic Storage Box                                                 New!           Make a one-of-a-kind ceramic lamp for your home. Instruction in
While utilizing basic ceramic techniques you will create a ceramic                 basic ceramic work will be taught, including decorative accenting.
box complete with a lid. Basic instruction in how to slip and score                Lamp hardware will be provided. You will need to provide your own
with clay gives you a fabulous finished product.                                   lampshade and light bulb.
Age:      16 years and older       m/M:                4/10                        Age:      16 years and older        m/M:                 4/10
Location: Lincoln Center           Instructor:         Kathleen Keogh              Location: Lincoln Center            Instructor:          Kathleen Keogh
Class #   Date        Day          Time                $R/NR                       Class #   Date            Day       Time                 $R/NR
313086-01 4/26 - 5/17 TH           6:30 - 7:30 pm      $34/$51                     313087-01 1/12 - 2/9      TH        7:45 - 8:45 pm       $53/$79

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 Adult Culinary                                                                     Vegetarian Cuisine
                                                                                    Vegetarian cooking is de-mystified in this simple class featuring
                                                                                                                                                     New!

 Classes                                                                            dishes your entire family will enjoy. Find delicious recipes for a four-
                                                                                    course meal that includes an appetizer, soup, salad, entrée and
                                                                                    dessert. Demonstration and tasting class.
 Lincoln Center Culinary Kitchen –                                                  Location: Lincoln Center          Instructor: Carrie Anslow
 Taste the Fun                                                                      Class #   Age
                                                                                    313097-01 Adult
                                                                                                        Date        Day Time            $R/NR
                                                                                                        2/16 - 3/8 TH 6:00 - 7:00 pm $67/$100 6/8
                                                                                                                                                 m/M
 From hands-on cooking and baking to tasting classes and
                                                                                    313097-02 Adult     3/26 - 4/16 M   9:30 - 10:30 am $67/$100 6/8
 lectures, the Lincoln Center Culinary Kitchen provides cooking
 programs for all ages and skill levels. Explore new cuisines,                      The Perfect St. Patrick’s Day Dinner                             New!
 learn new skills...cooking is the spice of life!                                   Most corned beef dinners are dry and boring. Come learn the
                                                                                    secrets to making moist and delicious corned beef along with
 Cooking with Points PlusTM                                          New!           wonderful side dishes that we promise your whole family will enjoy.
 Mario Olivi from the Olive Tap in Downers Grove offers delicious                   This dinner will for sure become an annual tradition! Menu
 menu options using the Points Plus™ system. Learn to eat well and                  includes Braised Corned Beef with Sweet Mustard Sauce, Heavenly
 eat healthy with simple and tasty recipes. A representative will be                Irish Soda Bread, Sour Cream Smashed Potatoes, Roasted Carrots
 available to answer questions on weight loss.                                      and Parsnips. Demonstration and tasting class.
 Location: Lincoln Center       Instructor: Mario Olivi, The Olive Tap              Location: Lincoln Center          Instructor: Deliciously Yours, Inc.
 Class #     Age        Date    Day     Time             $R/NR       m/M            Class #   Age       Date   Day Time              $R/NR           m/M
 313089-01   16 & up    1/12    TH      7:00 - 9:00 pm   $15/$22     6/8            313092-01 Adult     3/6    TU 9:30 am - 12:00 pm $60/$90         6/8
 313089-02   16 & up    2/22    W       7:00 - 9:00 pm   $15/$22     6/8            313092-02 Adult     3/6    TU 6:30 - 9:00 pm     $60/$90         6/8
 313089-03   16 & up    5/24    TH      7:00 - 9:00 pm   $15/$22     6/8

 Slow Cooker Meals                                                   New!           A Special Winter Meal                                            New!
                                                                                    This wonderful meal is perfect to make for a party or a special family
 Winter is the perfect time to get out your slow cooker and create
                                                                                    dinner. Come and learn about the best way to roast lamb along with
 satisfying and healthy meals that virtually prepare themselves. We’ll
                                                                                    pastry techniques for making chocolate éclairs. Menu includes Herb
 discuss the techniques necessary to raise your slow cooker meals
                                                                                    Crusted Roast Lamb, Baked Tomato Gratin, Creamy Boursin
 from bland to delicious. Menu includes Veal Osso Buco, Perfect
                                                                                    Potatoes and Chocolate Éclairs. Demonstration and tasting class.
 Braised Beef, Pot Roasted Chicken & Vegetables and Moist and                       Location: Lincoln Center          Instructor: Deliciously Yours, Inc.
 Tender Meatloaf. Demonstration and tasting class.                                  Class #   Age       Date   Day Time              $R/NR           m/M
 Location: Lincoln Center             Instructor: Deliciously Yours, Inc.           313093-01 Adult     3/20   TU 9:30 am - 12:00 pm $60/$90         6/8
 Class #   Age         Date    Day Time               $R/NR          m/M            313093-02 Adult     3/20   TU 6:30 - 9:00 pm     $60/$90         6/8
 313090-01 Adult       1/25    W   9:30 am - 12:00 pm $60/$90        6/8
 313090-02 Adult       1/25    W   6:30 - 9:00 pm     $60/$90        6/8
                                                                                    Mexican Fiesta                                                   New!
 Fish Dishes Your Family Will Love                                   New!           A perfect party menu that is easy and delicious. Come get some great
                                                                                    ideas for throwing the perfect Mexican themed party with delicious
 Health experts continue to advise us that we should be eating fish at
                                                                                    food that can be made ahead so that you can enjoy the party along
 least two times per week. Learn different techniques for preparing
                                                                                    with your guests. Menu includes Great Frozen Margaritas, Marinated
 quick and delicious fish entrees. Menu includes Roasted Honey
                                                                                    Beef Fajitas with Fruit Salsa, Layered Mexican Salad and Frozen
 Glazed Salmon, Crispy Fish Tacos, Crunchy Baked Whitefish Filets
                                                                                    Chocolate Cinnamon Torte. Demonstration and tasting class.
 and Sautéed Barbecue Shrimp. Demonstration and tasting class.                      Location: Lincoln Center          Instructor: Deliciously Yours, Inc.
 Location: Lincoln Center             Instructor: Deliciously Yours, Inc.
                                                                                    Class #   Age       Date   Day Time              $R/NR           m/M
 Class #   Age         Date    Day Time              $R/NR           m/M            313094-01 Adult     4/24   TU 9:30 am - 12:00 pm $60/$90         6/8
 313091-01 Adult       2/28    TU 9:30 am - 12:00 pm $60/$90         6/8            313094-02 Adult     4/24   TU 6:30 - 9:00 pm     $60/$90         6/8
 313091-02 Adult       2/28    TU 6:30 - 9:00 pm     $60/$90         6/8



                                                              Culinary Techniques Series                                                          New!
                                                              If you want to take your culinary knowledge to a new level, then this program is for you.
                                                              You will learn professional culinary techniques, hone your cooking skills and acquire
                                                              valuable insights and tips from a professionally trained chef. This three session program
                                                              will cover understanding the best cooking methods for different types of foods; the art
                                                              of seasoning and flavoring foods, proper knife techniques, basic stocks and sauces,
                                                              understanding cuts of meat, roasting, sautéing, simmering, braising and direct heat
                                                              cooking methods, handling and cooking a variety of vegetables and menu and time
                                                              planning.
                                                              Age:          Adult       Location: Lincoln Center         Instructor: Deliciously Yours, Inc.
                                                              Class #   Date            Day      Time                    $R/NR         m/M
                                                              313095-01 2/1 - 2/15      W        9:30 am - 12:00 pm      $180/$270     6/6
                                                              313095-02 2/1 - 2/15      W        6:30 - 9:00 pm          $180/$270     6/6

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Cooking with Flavored Olive Oils and
Balsamic Vinegars
                                                                                    New!
Learn the secrets of using flavored olive oils and Balsamic Vinegars to create a fabulous
menu for your family or sumptuous dinner parties. Demonstration and tasting classes.
Age:      16 & up               m/M:        6/8
Location: Lincoln Center        Instructor: Mario Olivi, The Olive Tap
Time:     7:00 - 9:00 pm        $R/NR:      $15/$22

Honey Vinegar Glazed Chicken with                 Tilapia & Sun Dried
Roasted Beet & Walnut Salad and                   Tomato Tapenade, Caprese Salad
Baked Apple Dip                                   and Simple Dessert Cups
Class #   Date         Day                        Class #   Date         Day
313096-01 2/9          TH                         313096-03 4/19         TH

Spaghetti with Ricotta, Bruschetta &              Pork Tenderloin with Fruit Salad
Chocolate Ice Cream with                          and Bananas Balsamic
                                                  Class #   Date         Day
Strawberries, Mint & Strawberry                   313096-04 5/10         TH
Balsamic
Class #   Date         Day
313096-02 3/15         TH




Baking Classes
Basic Cake Decorating                                                          Girls Night Out—
Store bought cakes will be a thing of the past once you learn how              Heart Cookie Bouquet                                         New!
easy it is to make your cake a show stopper. Students will be asked to         Create your own cookie bouquet just like the professionals. Bring
do home preparations. Bring a baked cake to each class. Decorating             home your masterpiece for your family or to give as a gift. Hands-on
materials will be supplied.                                                    class.
Age:      16 & up               m/M:                6/8                        Age:      16 & up              m/M:        6/8
Location: Lincoln Center        Instructor:         Carmen Gil                 Location: Lincoln Center       Instructor: Sugar Bloom Bakeshop
Class #   Date         Day      Time                $R/NR                      Class #   Date        Day      Time              $R/NR
313019-01 2/7 - 2/14   TU       6:00 - 7:30 pm      $58/$87                    313020-01 2/4         SA       4:00 - 6:30 pm    $43/$64

Royal Icing Flowers                                                            Double Decker Cupcakes                                       New!
Learn to work with Royal Icing and create fun Garden Flowers to                Learn the secret to making delicious filled double decker cupcakes.
add that extra touch to your cakes.                                            Decorate your creations for a unique family dessert. Hands-on class.
Age:      16 & up               m/M:                6/8                        Age:      16 & up              m/M:        6/8
Location: Lincoln Center        Instructor:         Carmen Gil                 Location: Lincoln Center       Instructor: Sugar Bloom Bakeshop
Class #   Date         Day      Time                $R/NR                      Class #   Date        Day      Time              $R/NR
313021-01 3/3          SA       9:00 - 11:00 am     $35/$52                    313099-01 2/13        M        6:00 - 7:30 pm    $29/$43

Basic Decorations                                                New!          Edible Daisy Flowers                                         New!
Beginners to cake decorating will learn to level and decorate cakes.           You can make dazzling edible daisy flowers and learn to work with
Bring two pre-baked 8” round cakes to class.                                   fondant to make a beautiful Mother’s Day Cake. Hands-on class.
Age:      16 & up               m/M:                6/8                        Age:      16 & up              m/M:        6/8
Location: Lincoln Center        Instructor:         Carmen Gil                 Location: Lincoln Center       Instructor: Sugar Bloom Bakeshop
Class #   Date         Day      Time                $R/NR                      Class #   Date        Day      Time              $R/NR
313022-01 4/14         SA       9:00 - 11:00 am     $40/$59                    313098-01 5/3         TH       6:00 - 8:00 pm    $57/$86

Basic Gum Paste Flowers
Learn to work with Gum Paste to create lifelike flowers for cakes.             Are You Ready to Join the
Age:      16 & up               m/M:                6/8
Location: Lincoln Center        Instructor:         Carmen Gil                 Raw Food Revolution?
Class #   Date         Day      Time                $R/NR
313023-01 4/21         SA       9:00 - 10:30 am     $40/$59                    See page 54 to get started!


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ADULT General Interest
                                                                                              DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONS:
Travel and Tours                                                                              LC = Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Avenue
 Trips are open to all ages unless otherwise noted. A responsible adult must                  RC = Recreation Center, 4500 Belmont Road
 accompany all children under the age of 16.                                                  ACTIVITY KEY
 Nonresidents may register at the resident price if openings are available in a day           1 = Light Physical Activity - Minimal Walking/Stairs Involved
 trip one week prior to either the trip registration deadline or the date of the trip         2 = Moderate Physical Activity - Walking/Stairs Involved
 (whichever occurs first) on a first-come, first-serve basis.                                 3 = Heavy Physical Activity - Maximum Walking/Stairs Involved

 Chocolate Exhibition at the Field Museum                            New!         Historic East Troy Electric Rail Luncheon                        New!
 ACTIVITY LEVEL 2                                                                 ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
 Immerse yourself in the story of chocolate, the ancient symbol of                Step back in time and travel on an historic railway system through
 wealth and luxury. Begin your trek in the rainforest. Visit the ancient          beautiful Southeast Wisconsin. Relax aboard the art deco railcars with
 Mayan and Aztec civilizations that used chocolate as currency and                a wonderful catered lunch featuring a chicken chardonnay with sage
 follow its introduction to the upper classes of European society.                dressing, mashed            www.easttroyrr.org
 Chocolate will engage your senses as you explore the sweet experience            potatoes, salad,
 through the lenses of science, history and popular culture. Lunch at the         vegetable and
 Corner Bakery in the Field Museum with more time on your own to                  dessert. A full service
 explore other exhibits. Before heading home, shop the Magnificent                bar is available. The
 Mile or Water Tower Place. Deadline to register is December 26.                  two-hour train ride
 Age:        Adult      Location: Field Museum/Downtown Chicago                   stops in Mukwonago
 Class #   Date         Day      Time                 $R/NR         m/M           where you can take a
 375014-01 1/7          SA       Depart LC at 8:45 am $57/$83       25/53         short walk by the river before re-boarding for dessert. Following our
                                 Return 5:15/5:45 pm
                                                                                  rail excursion, stop at the famous Elegant Farmer Farm Kitchen
 Disney on Ice – Dare to Dream                                                    Bakery, Deli & Market. Purchase gourmet items from there deli or
 ACTIVITY LEVEL 1                                                                 take home their award winning signature Apple Pie Baked in a Paper
 Dare to Dream is a vibrant, contemporary compilation of princesses,              Bag. Deadline to register is April 13.
 featuring popular songs and unforgettable scenes from two of Disney’s            Age:       All Ages           Location: East Troy, WI
 newest fairytales and one of the most cherished stories of all time.             Class #   Date        Day     Time                 $R/NR         m/M
                                                                                  375017-01 4/21        SA      Depart LC at 9:30 am $68/$96       25/53
 Audiences will behold an alluring aerialist act with Rapunzel’s golden
                                                                                                                Return 5:30/6:00 pm
 locks, shimmering gowns that twinkle and twirl during Cinderella’s
 royal ball, a lighting display that illuminates all the fireflies in Tiana’s     House on the Rock
 New Orleans bayou and a grand finale with all the Disney princesses.             ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
 Deadline to register is January 27.                                              This spectacular attraction for young and old is filled with some of
 Age:        All Ages           Location: United Center, Chicago                  the world’s most unique collections of the exotic, the unusual and the
 Class #   Date         Day      Time                  $R/NR        m/M
 375015-01 2/4          SA       Depart LC at 10:00 am $39/$59      25/35
                                                                                  unexpected. Your self-guided tour takes you on a journey through all
                                 Return 2:30/3:00 pm                              three sections of the home. See the world’s largest Carousel display,
                                                                                  more than 200 fully-furnished doll houses, automated music
 Rivers Casino                                                       New!         machines, sparkling crown jewels, ivory carvings, the circus room,
 ACTIVITY LEVEL 1                                                                 Japanese and Container Gardens, suits of armor and more in this
 See what it’s all about! Rivers Casino in Des Plaines has over 1050 of           sprawling retreat of collections. Lunch is included in your package.
 the newest and hottest slots and over 48 table games in the brand                Snacks will be served on the bus and rest stops will be made each way.
 new 147,000 square foot facility. Lunch is included in your fee.                 Deadline to register is May 11.
 Deadline to register is March 16.                                                Age:       All Ages           Location: Spring Green, WI
 Age:        Adults 21 years & older         Location: Des Plaines, IL            Class #   Date        Day     Time                   $R/NR       m/M
 Class #   Date         Day      Time                 $R/NR         m/M           375018-01 5/19        SA      Depart LC 6:30 am      $64/$103    25/53
 375016-01 3/24         SA       Depart LC at 9:30 am $17/$34       25/53                                       Return 8:30/9:00 pm
                                 and Return 3:30 pm


 Extended                      Emerald Coast Getaway                        Civil War Tour – Battles of Shiloh      Bahamas Cruise – Charleston,
                               Eight Day motorcoach tour                    and Chickamauga                         Freeport and Nassau
 Travel New!                   departing February 24, 2012                  Motorcoach tour departing               Nine day motorcoach and cruising
 Extended travel               Price per person: $1059                      March 29, 2012                          tour departing April 21, 2012
 sponsored by Mayflower        Florida getaway featuring Destin             Price per person: $1299                 Price per person:
 Tours in Downers Grove.       beaches, the Jimmy Carter                    Attend the Battle of Shiloh, visit      $1199 per person interior stateroom;
 Call 630.435.8243. All        Presidential Library and Museum,             Chickamauga National Military Park,     $1289 per person exterior stateroom
 rates listed are double       the Air Force Armament Museum,               see the Battles for Chattanooga         Includes guided city tour of
 occupancy. Remember           Dolphin Watching Cruise and Delta            Museum and visit Carnton Plantation     Charleston, five-day cruise aboard
 to mention the Downers        Flatboat Cruise. Nine meals are              and Carter House. Enjoy a narrated      Carnival’s M/S Fantasy cruise ship,
 Grove Park District           included.                                    cruise along the Mississippi River      stops at Freeport on Grand Bahama
 when booking your                                                          aboard the Memphis Queen. Nine          Island and Nassau on New
 extended tour.                                                             meals included.                         Providence Island.
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                                                                          ADULT Sports and Leagues
2012 Men’s & Women’s Softball                                    Summer 2012 Beach Bums
Leagues                                                          Sand Volleyball Leagues
More than 800 men and women of different skill levels            Get ready for another summer of sand volleyball at McCollum Park! Two
play in the Downers Grove Park District’s softball leagues       divisions offer competitive and recreational play for adults age 18 and older.
including, Men’s 12", Men’s 16", Coed 12" and Women’s            The competitive leagues play with officials. The recreational leagues play
11". All leagues play one evening each week during the           without officials as players make calls on the honor system. The format for
12 game regular seasons. Games are officiated with A.S.A.        the co-ed leagues will be 6 players vs. 6 players. Games are held between
rules with local exceptions adopted. League play is              6:30 pm and 9:30 pm. Team rosters may have up to 20 players. League play
tentatively scheduled to begin April 23 and end August 3.        for the 10-game regular season is tentatively scheduled to begin the first
                                                                 week of June. The season concludes with a tournament. Note: No games on
Teams may register at the Recreation Center, 4500 Belmont        July 4th.
Road, Downers Grove, anytime after their priority date on
a first-come, first-served basis until all slots are filled.     Teams may register at the Recreation Center, 4500 Belmont Road, Downers
Register as soon as possible after your priority date.           Grove, any time after their priority date on a first-come, first-served basis
                                                                 until all slots are filled. Register as soon as possible after your priority date.
Returning Resident Teams: (teams with 51% of team
members returning from the 2011 season and 60% of team           Returning Resident Teams: (teams with 51% of team members returning
members paying taxes to the park district or employed in         from the 2011 season and 60% paying taxes to the park district or employed
Downers Grove) may register beginning Saturday, January          in Downers Grove) may register beginning Saturday, March 3 at 9:00 am.
28 at 9:00 am.                                                   New Resident Teams: (60% of team members paying taxes to the park
                                                                 district or employed in Downers Grove) may register beginning Saturday,
New Resident Teams: (teams with 60% of team members              March 10 at 9:00 am.
paying taxes to the park district or employed in Downers
Grove) may begin to register Saturday, February 4 at             Returning Nonresident Teams: (teams with 51% of team members
9:00 am.                                                         returning from the 2011 season) may register beginning Saturday, March 17
                                                                 at 9:00 am.
Returning Nonresident Teams: (teams with 51% of team
members returning from the 2011 season) may register             New Nonresident Teams may register beginning Saturday, March 24.
beginning Saturday, February 11 at 9:00 am.                      To be considered a resident team, 60% of team members must pay taxes to
                                                                 the park district or be employed in Downers Grove. At the time of
New Nonresident Teams may register beginning Saturday,
                                                                 registration the full amount is due as well as a preliminary team roster,
February 18 at 9:00 am.
                                                                 including names and addresses of all team members.
Team fees for the 2012 season are as follows:                    Roster forms are available at the Recreation Center and Lincoln Center or at
League              Day     $R/NR
                                                                 www.dgparks.org. Registration will not be accepted without a preliminary
Men’s 16"           M       $550/$675
Women’s 11"         M       $550/$675                            roster.
Co-Rec              TU      $550/$675                            Age:          18 & up    Division: Co-ed 6’s
Men’s Rec A         TU      $550/$675                            Location:     McCollum Park sand volleyball courts
Men’s 40+           W       $550/$675                            League       Date            Day       $R/NR
Men’s Competitive   W       $550/$675                            Competitive 6/4 - 8/20       M         $230/$280
Men’s Rec A         TH      $550/$675                            Recreational 6/6 - 8/29      W         $165/$215
Men’s Rec B         F       $550/$675

To be considered as a resident team, 60% of team members
must pay taxes to the park district or be employed in
Downers Grove. Players must submit copies of their
driver’s license or employment pay stub of a company
within park district boundaries. At the time of
registration, a $100 deposit is due as well as a
preliminary team roster, including names and addresses
of all team members.
Roster forms are available at the Recreation Center and
Lincoln Center or at www.dgparks.org. Registration will
not be accepted without a completed roster.
If you do not have a full team, but are interested in playing,
please call the park district at 630.960.7250 before April 14
and leave your name and phone number which will be
distributed to team captains at the pre-season meeting.



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ADULT Sports and Leagues
 Men’s Summer
 Basketball League
 Our men’s basketball league is for players       Returning Resident Teams (teams with
 who want to participate in a traditional
 open-paced league. Each team plays a 10-
                                                  51% of players returning from the 2011
                                                  seasons and 60% players paying taxes to
                                                                                                  Adult Baseball
 game regular season on Monday nights             the park district or employed in Downers        League
 followed by a playoff. League play is            Grove) may register beginning Saturday,         Still think you can play some ball? Get your
 governed by I.H.S.A. rules and regulations       January 28 at 9:00 am.                          friends together and get back out on the field.
 with local exceptions adopted.                                                                   This league will play modified IHSA rules. The
                                                  New Resident Teams (teams with 60%
 To be considered a resident team, 60% of         players paying taxes to the park district       league will play each week on Saturday or
 team members must pay taxes to the park          or employed in Downers Grove) may               Sunday in the morning or afternoon and play a
 district or be employed in Downers               register beginning Saturday, February 4         12 game schedule followed by playoffs at the end
 Grove. Players must submit copies of             at 9:00 am.                                     of the season. Games each week will either be a
 their driver’s license or employment pay                                                         double header or single game. Registration is on
                                                  Returning Nonresident Teams (teams              a first come first serve basis. A $100 deposit is
 stub of a company within park district
                                                  with 51% of players returning from the          required along with a preliminary roster,
 boundaries. At the time of registration,
                                                  2011 seasons) may register beginning            including team members names and address at
 a $100 deposit is due as well as a
                                                  Saturday, February 11 at 9:00 am.               time of registration. A copy of each players
 preliminary team roster, including
 names and addresses of all team                  New Nonresident Teams may register              driver’s license is required if they are claiming
 members.                                         beginning Saturday, February 18 at              residency status. Individuals wishing to be
                                                  9:00 am.                                        placed on a team may call the park district at
 Teams may register at the Recreation                                                             630.960.7250 before March 31 and leave their
 Center, 4500 Belmont Road, Downers               Roster forms are available at                   name and phone number to be given to any
 Grove, anytime after their priority date         www.dgparks.org, at the Recreation              captain requesting additional players. If enough
 on a first-come, first-served basis until all    Center, 4500 Belmont Road and the               individual players are looking, a team may be
 slots are filled. Register as soon as            Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Avenue.               made up of those players to play in the league.
 possible after your priority date.               Age:         18 & up                            Captain’s meeting Wednesday, May 23 at 7:00
 Registration for the Downers Grove Park          m/M:         4/10 teams                         pm at the Recreation Center.
 District’s 2012 Men’s Basketball League          Location:    Recreation Center                  Age:        17 and up        m/M: 4/8
 will be accepted as follows:                     $R/NR:       $610/$710                          Location:   Downers Grove Adult Baseball Fields
                                                  Date         Day Time                           Dates:      6/3 to 8/19
                                                  5/14 - 8/6   M   6:30, 7:30, 8:30 & 9:30 pm     Day:        SA or SU
                                                                                                  $R/NR:      $1,100/$1,400




 Women’s 40+ Indoor Adult Volleyball Leagues                                                                                                  New!
 We are proud to offer a volleyball league for those who are 40 years          New Nonresident teams may register beginning Monday,
 old or older. There will be 6 weeks of play scheduled for each team.          December 19 at 9:00 am.
 All games are officiated with USVBA rules. Games are held on                  The deadline to register is Monday, January 9 at 9:00 am.
 Monday evenings starting at 6:30 pm.
                                                                               Roster forms are available at the Recreation Center, Lincoln Center
 Registration is taken on a first-come, first-served basis until all slots     or online at www.dgparks.org.
 are filled. A $100 deposit and a preliminary roster (including all
 team members’ names and addresses) are due at the time of                     Individuals wishing to be placed on a team may call the park district
 registration. A copy of each players driver’s license is required if they     at 630.960.7250 before January 17 and leave their name and phone
 are claiming residency status.                                                number to be given to any captain requesting additional players.
 Returning Resident Teams (teams with 51% of players returning                 Mandatory Captain’s Meeting: Monday, January 16 at 7:00 pm at the
 from the winter/spring women’s or co-ed 2011/2012 seasons and                 Recreation Center, 4500 Belmond Rd. Downers Grove, IL 60515.
 60% of team members residing or employed in Downers Grove)                    Location: Recreation Center                Age: 40 & up
 may register beginning Saturday, December 3 at 9:00 am.                       $R/NR: $168/$218                           m/M: 4/36
 New Resident Teams (60% of team members must pay taxes to the                 League            Date            Day      Time               Court
                                                                               Women’s Comp      4/2 - 5/7       M        6:30 - 10:30 pm    L16
 park district or be employed in Downers Grove) may register                   Women’s Rec       4/2 - 5/7       M        6:30 - 10:30 pm    L16
 beginning Saturday, December 10 at 9:00 am.
 Returning Nonresident Teams (teams with 51% of players
 returning from the winter/spring women’s or co-ed 2011/12 season)
 may register beginning Saturday, December 17 at 9:00 am.

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                                                                        ADULT Sports and Leagues
Adult Soccer
Whether you are trying to get in shape or stay in shape, this new
program offers a fun and easy way to achieve your goal. This self-
paced program is ideal for a wide range of participants and
provides an excellent combination of fun and exercise. Class
consists of ten minutes of warm ups followed by pick-up style
games ranging from small side to full field matches.
Age:      18 & up $R/NR: $40/$60
Location: Doerhoefer (D) and Recreation Center (RC)
Class #   Date         Location     Day     Time               m/M
333102-01 1/15 - 3/4   RC           SU      4:15 - 5:45 pm     10/20
333102-02 4/4 - 5/23   D            W       8:30 - 10:00 pm    15/30




Adult                                                                   Adult Basketball
                                                                        Whether you are trying to get in shape or stay in shape, this popular
Volleyball                                                              program offers a fun and easy way to achieve your goal. This self-
Class consists of ten minutes                                           paced program is ideal for a wide range of participants and provides
of stretching and warm-ups                                              an excellent combination of fun and exercise. Players participate in a
followed by pickup style                                                shoot around followed by pickup style games. School gymnasium
games. This self-paced                                                  schedule was not available prior to printing. Please expect minor
program is ideal for a wide                                             schedule changes. No class April 10, 12, 24 & 26, and May 1, 22 &
range of participants and                                               24.
provides an excellent                                                   Age:       18 & up
combination of fun and                                                  Location: Herrick Middle School
exercise. Program is open to                                            Class #   Date       Day           Time              m/M      $R/NR
men and women.                                                          333100-02 4/5 - 5/29 TU & TH       8:00 - 9:45 pm    10/30    $31/$47
Age:        18 & up
Location: Lincoln Center Gym
Class #   Date
333101-01 1/19 - 3/8
                       Day
                       TH
                                  Time
                                  8:00 - 10:00 pm
                                                    m/M
                                                    12/18
                                                              $R/NR
                                                              $25/$38
                                                                        High School
333101-02 4/5 - 5/17   TH         8:00 - 10:00 pm   12/18     $25/$38
                                                                        Flag Football
                                                                        Class consists of ten minutes of stretching and warm-ups followed
                                                                        by pickup style games. This self-paced program is ideal for a wide
                                                                        range of participants and provides an excellent combination of fun
                                                                        and exercise.
                                                                        Age:      14 - 18 years    m/M:                 10/20
                                                                        Location: Doerhoefer Turf Field
                                                                        Class #   Date         Day    Time                  $R/NR
                                                                        333105-01 4/2 - 5/21   M      8:30 - 10:00 pm       $32/$48
Test your trick
shot skills at the                                                      High School
3rd Annual                                                              Basketball
                                                                        Class consists of ten minutes of stretching and warm-ups followed
Big PIG                                                                 by pickup style games. This self-paced program is ideal for a wide
                                                                        range of participants and provides an excellent combination of fun
basketball                                                              and exercise.
shooting                                                                Age:      14 - 18 years
                                                                        Location: Recreation Center
                                                                                                    m/M:                10/20

competition.                                                            Class #   Date        Day Time                      $R/NR
                                                                        333106-01 1/10 - 3/13 TU 8:30 - 10:00 pm            $30/$45
Turn the page for                                                       333106-02 4/3 - 5/22 TU 8:30 - 10:00 pm             $24/$36
more information.

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SPECIAL EVENTS
                                            H
 P.I.G. Championship of the World – BIG PIG l
 Do you think you are ready to hold this                 Time:        Games start at 10:30 am
 coveted title? Then get your unique                     m/M:         4/50
 basketball shooting skills ready and                    Date:        2/25       Day:      SA
 participate in the 3rd Annual Big Pig                   Location:    Recreation Center
 tournament. In this basketball shooting                 Class #      Level                  $R/NR
 competition the goal is to get your opponent            343048-01    3 - 4 Grade Girl       $10/$10
                                                         343048-02    3 - 4 Grade Boy        $10/$10
 to miss three basketball shooting attempts
                                                         343048-03    5 - 6 Grade Girl       $10/$10
 and spell the word P-I-G. Players will be               343048-04    5 - 6 Grade Boy        $10/$10
 registered into age and gender based brackets           343048-05    7 - 8 Grade Girl       $10/$10
 and will complete in a double elimination               343048-06    7 - 8 Grade Boy        $10/$10
 tournament. The last player standing from               343048-07    9 - 12 Grade Girl      $10/$10
 each bracket will forever be known as the               343048-08    9 - 12 Grade Boy       $10/$10
 P-I-G CHAMPION OF THE WORLD!                            343048-09    18 - 24 Years Female   $15/$15
 The first games start at 10:30 am and will              343048-10    18 - 24 Years Male     $15/$15
 continue throughout the morning. Prizes                 343048-11    25 - 35 Years Female   $15/$15
 will be awarded to each bracket winner with             343048-12    25 - 35 Years Male     $15/$15
 a cash prize for the adult division winners.            343048-13    36 - 45 Years Female   $15/$15
 Please wear the appropriate gym sportswear              343048-14    36 - 45 Years Male     $15/$15
 and if you have any questions please call               343048-15    46 Years & Up Female   $15/$15
                                                         343048-16    46 Years & Up Male     $15/$15
 630.960.7250. Registration deadline is
                                                         343048-17    Corporate              $15/$15
 February 20th.


 Snowman Scavenger Hunt!                                                       New!      Bunny Hop & Egg Hunt
 Join us in Fishel Park for a snowman scavenger hunt! Help us find Frosty                Spend the evening
 and his friends. Enjoy hot chocolate, cookies, and prizes! Registration must            with your favorite
 be made at least one week in advance. Free admission for parents/guardians.             Bunny! Children
 Ages: All Ages                      Location: Fishel Park                               will make a craft,
 Class #      Date         Day       Time                  $R/NR        m/M              enjoy refreshments
 372015-01    1/21         SA        10:00 - 11:00 am      $13/$20      20/100           and party games.
                                                                                         Don’t forget your
 American Girl Doll Overnight                                                  New!      camera for a photo
 It’s party time for girls and their favorite American Girl Doll. Children bring         with our furry
 their doll for a program of crafts, stories and energetic activities. Then the          friend! Finally,
 dolls stay for an ‘overnight party’ filled with their own special fun. On               follow us outside in
 Monday, children pick up their friends and receive a scrapbook of pictures              the moonlight
 showing all of the fun!                                                                 where the Bunny
 Age:        4 - 6 years             m/M: 6/10           Location: Lincoln Center        has left plenty of
 Class #   Date            Day       Time                $R/NR                           eggs for you to hunt.
 372013-01 3/2             F         6:00 - 7:00 pm      $25/$37                         Be sure to bring a
                                                                                         flashlight! Adults
 27th Annual Road Rally                                              Adults Only!        must accompany
 Looking for adventure? Then you are sure to enjoy the challenge of the                  children. In case of
 27th Annual Road Rally. Grab your neighbors and friends to create a team of             inclement weather,
 six adults per vehicle. You are given a map and bag of clues; you’ll need               the egg hunt will be
 teamwork, logic and luck to stay on track. Some clues are helpful while others          held in the Lincoln
 are designed to throw you off course. This exciting and somewhat physically             Center gym.
 challenging four-hour scavenger hunt on wheels will test your mind, body                m/M:      40/60
 and teamwork, so put on your thinking caps and start your engines! At the               $R/NR:    $18/$26
 completion of the rally, teams meet for an awards presentation and socialize            Location: Lincoln
                                                                                                   Center
 at a pizza dinner. This fun-filled event is coordinated with the Bolingbrook,
                                                                                         Class #   Age                   Date   Day   Time
 Lisle, Naperville and Woodridge Park Districts. Space is limited. Registration          372009-01 1 - 5 years & adult   4/5    TH    6:30 - 7:45 pm
 deadline is April 13. Captain’s letters are emailed the 2nd week of April. An
 email address is required upon registration.
 Age:
 Class #
             18 years & up
           Date       Day        Time
                                                         m/M: 10/20 teams
                                                         $R/NR
                                                                                         For Spring Break Programs
 372100-01 4/21       SA         3:30 pm check-in        $99 member district                     see page 77
                                 4:00 pm shotgun start   $119 nonresidents

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                                                                                                    SPECIAL EVENTS
Flashlight Egg Hunt
Grab your flashlights and head to Fishel Park where you’ll search for
candy stuffed eggs under the moonlight. Participants with food
                                                                           SCHOOL’S OUT
allergies may be exposed to allergens. Register before the deadline
and save! Bring your own flashlight.
                                                                                       H
                                                                           Day of Play l
m/M:      40/100             $R/NR: $5/$7 before March 30
Location: Fishel Park               $7/$9 after March 30                   Kids out of school?
Class #   Age
372010-01 6 - 9 years
                            Date
                            4/5
                                      Day
                                      TH
                                                Time
                                                8:30 pm
                                                                           We’ve got you covered!
372010-02 10 - 12 years     4/5       TH        8:45 pm                    Each day consists of games, sports, arts & crafts and a
                                                                           field trip to popular local venues. Remember to bring
Celebrate the Week of the Young Child                                      your lunch. Registration must be made at least one
with your family!                                                          week in advance.
Juggling Funny Stories with Chris Fascione                                 Grade:        1st - 6th
Introduce your child to a live theatre performance. This highly            Time:         9:00 am - 5:00 pm
participatory, innovative show invites you and your child to be part       Location: Lincoln Center
of the story performances. Through a combination of storytelling,
mime, juggling and comedy, Chris creates colorful characters while
fun and laughter abounds.                                                  Monkey Joe’s
Age:      2 - 7 years w/adult      m/M:              50/120                Have a blast at Monkey Joe’s!
Location: Lincoln Center                                                   Wall to wall inflatable slides,
Class #   Date            Day      Time              $R/NR                 jumps and obstacle courses
372014-01 4/23            M        6:30 - 7:15 pm    $8/$12 per child
                                                                           will keep your child active,
                                                                           healthy and happy!
Aquafina MLB Pitch, Hit and Run Competition                                Registration must be made at least one week in advance.
                                                                           Class#    Date           Day     $R/NR          m/M
Boys and girls showcase their ability in pitching, hitting and base
                                                                           319902-01 1/16           M       $39/$59        15/30
running. Winners from each age group qualify for the sectional level
competition which takes place mid-May to early June. Participants
must provide a copy of a valid birth certificate for age verification      Enchanted Castle
upon registering.                                                          Spend the afternoon at
Age:      7 - 14 years m/M: 1/100                                          Enchanted Castle with your
Location: McCollum Park ball fields #3 & #4                                friends eating pizza, playing
Class #   Date            Day      Time              Fee                   games, mini-golfing and
343055-01 5/4             F        3:30 - 5:30 pm    Free
                                                                           more. Participants may bring money for additional games and
                                                                           concessions.
Kids Outdoor Flea Market                            New Location!          Class#    Date           Day     $R/NR          m/M
What are you going to do with all of those old games and toys              319903-01 2/20           M       $39/$59        15/30
cluttering up your room? Do some spring cleaning and bring your
items to the Kids Flea Market. Picnic tables for merchandise are           USA Skate Center
assigned and advertising is provided. Child and adult must be
                                                                           Participants will skate the day away at the
present for the entire event. The sale is just for kids’ toys, sports
                                                                           USA Skate Center in Romeoville.
equipment, games and collectibles. Spaces will be available at the
                                                                           Admission, rental skates and pizza lunch
new bandshell and under tents.
Age:      6 - 13 years w/adult m/M:              20/30
                                                                           are included. Don’t forget to wear socks!
                                                                           Class#    Date     Day    $R/NR       m/M
Location: Fishel Park/Veteran’s Memorial Pavilion
                                                                           319904-01 2/25     F      $39/$59     15/30
Class #   Date            Day    Time               $R/NR
372002-01 5/12            SA     9:00 am - 12:00 pm $14/$20 per table
                                                                           Tivoli Bowl
Passport to Safety                                                         Participants will have the
Passport to Safety is in its 9th year providing safety tips to all ages!   opportunity to bowl two games
Sponsored by the Downers Grove Park District, Fire Department              at Tivoli Bowl. Rental shoes
and Police Department, families can learn how to be safe in and            and ball are provided. Don’t
around the home. Use your passport to meet local safety personnel          forget to wear socks!
and learn important safety tips to use every day. Receive a free prize     Class#    Date           Day     $R/NR          m/M
once your passport is completely stamped!                                  319905-01 3/5            M       $29/$44        15/30
Age:        All ages      Location:                  Recreation Center
Date        Day           Time                       Fee                   H
                                                                           l Earn Reward Points for participation in
5/19        SA            10:00 am - 1:00 pm         Free
                                                                              School’s out Day of Play classes. See page 3.

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TEENS
 Teen Travelers                          The following teen trips and programs are a cooperative effort of the
 park districts of Bolingbrook, Downers Grove, Lisle, Westmont and Woodridge.

 Snow Tubing - School’s Out!                                                 Krush Skate Park                                                   New!
 It’s time to pursue snow-filled fun on the slope at Villa Olivia in         Come join us in a trip to Chicagoland’s largest indoor skate park.
 Bartlett as your tube whisks you down the hill. Enjoy run after run         When it’s time to flash those board skills there’s no better place.
 with your friends by taking a lift that pulls you back up the hill. Fee     Krush Skate Park represents an unmatched commitment to
 includes transportation, tube rental and lift. When registering, you        skateboarding…the building has been designed and built from the
 must fill out the Participant Information Sheet and the snow tubing         ground up specifically to accommodate a skate park. Teens must have
 waiver that can be found at our website, www.dgparks.org in the teen        a waiver signed by their parent. Helmets are required (the rental fee is
 program section. Please bring a $5 deposit for your tube rental.            included in the fee below) and knee, elbow, and wrist guards are
 Concessions are available for purchase. Departure is from Woodridge         recommended. There is a concession stand on location so please
 Park District, 2600 Center Drive. Registration deadline is February 17.     bring additional money for food. Skateboards only please,
 Age:        11 - 18 years       m/M:    5/5                                 unfortunately we do not have room on the bus for bikes and
 Class #   Date          Day     Time                         $R/NR          scooters. Please arrive early to check in. Registration deadline:
 346003-01 2/24          F       Depart at 4:30 pm            $30/$45        February 27.
                                 Return approximately 9:00 pm                Age:        12 - 17 years     m/M:      5/10
                                                                             $R/NR:      $32/$48           Location: Krush Skate Park in Tinley Park
 Overnight Teen Ski/Snowboarding Trip                                        Class #   Date        Day     Time
 Stay up all night as the slopes of Chestnut Mountain Ski Resort will        346008-01 3/5         M       Depart at 1:00 pm from Lisle Park District,
 be open exclusively for Illinois Park Districts. Have fun                                                 1925 Ohio Street
 snowboarding, skiing, playing in the arcade, hanging out at the                                           Return at approx. 7:00 pm
 bonfire and eating at the snack bar. Waiver and information forms
 will be mailed. Please arrive early to check-in with your completed         Paint Ball Trip!
 waiver. All waivers must be complete to attend. Please arrive early to      Be ready to run as we join
 check-in. Departure is from Lisle Park District Recreation Center,          the fun at the Funtime
 1925 Ohio Street, Lisle, IL. Registration deadline is January 26.           Square Paintball Field in
 Age:        12 - 18 years          m/M: 5/10                                Alsip! The paintball fields
 Class #   Date              Day      Time                                   set up with a mix of man-
 346002-01 2/10 - 2/11       F - SA   Depart on Friday at 6:30 pm            made objects and allow
                                      Return on Saturday at 7:30 am          players to utilize objects
 Fee includes                $R/NR
                                                                             found in the real world.
 Lift & Lesson               $75/$113
 Lift, Rental & Lesson       $95/$143                                        These objects and
                                                                             elements include ruins,
 ACT Practice Tests                                                          abandoned cares, walls,
 A practice test is crucial to ward off those test day jitters and predict   barrels and various hiding places. Wear comfortable clothes and gym
 how you may score on the real thing. Experience first-hand what test        shoes, and bring along money for lunch and snacks. Program fee
 day is like. A representative from Kaplan will provide a proctored          includes: equipment rental, 500+ paintballs and transportation.
 ACT practice test and scores will be returned to each student with          Please note: there is an additional waiver required for this trip which
 analyzed results. Please bring a healthy snack and a drink, #2              will be mailed to you. Registration deadline is April 6. Departure is
 sharpened pencils and a calculator. Wear comfortable clothing.              from the Westmont Park District, 75 E. Richmond Street,
 Cell phones will not be allowed. Seats are limited. Sign up today!          Westmont, IL.
 Grade:       9th - 12th grade          m/M:           5/10                  Age:      10 - 17 years      m/M: 5/26
                                                                             Location: Fun Time Square Paintball Field, Alsip
 Location: Lincoln Center               Instructor: Kaplan
                                                                             Class #   Date          Day       Time                       $R/NR
 Class #   Date          Day     Time                   $R/NR
                                                                             346004-01 4/14          SA        Depart at 12:00 pm         $50/$75
 346005-01 1/21          SA      9:00 am - 12:30 pm     $10/$15
                                                                                                               Return approx. 5:00 pm
 346005-02 3/3           SA      9:00 am - 12:30 pm     $10/$15


 Music History Seminars                                               New!
 Music has been a vibrant part of American Culture since its founding        Age:        13 years and up         m/M:              5/30
 hundreds of years ago. Immigrants brought with them an array of             Location: Lincoln Center            $R/NR:            $15/$23
 songs and instruments from their native lands, which mixed together         Instructor: Michael Peterson
 to create the music we know and love today. Trace modern music              Class #     Genre                   Date     Day      Time
                                                                             346009-01   Folk                    1/10     TU       4:00 - 5:30 pm
 back to its roots with four exciting seminars covering the genres of:
                                                                             346009-02   Blues/Rock ‘n’ Roll     1/17     TU       4:00 - 5:30 pm
 Blues/Rock ‘n’ Roll, Folk, Bluegrass/Country, and Jazz/Funk/Hip-Hop.        346009-03   Bluegrass/Country       1/24     TU       4:00 - 5:30 pm
 Multimedia presentations will take you on a journey through time            346009-04   Jazz/Funk/Hip-Hop       1/31     TU       4:00 - 5:30 pm
 and space to the different eras of American music. Each participant
 will receive a CD documenting the musical journey.

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                                                                     McCollum Park Miniature Golf
                              COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
                              THROUGH RECREATION ACTIVITIES

CITRA: Teen Advisory Council
CITRA (Community
Involvement Through
Recreation Activities) is
a peer leadership group
within the Downers
Grove Park District.
The group is open to
any high school student
who is looking to
strengthen leadership
and communication skills by planning trips, concerts, service         6801 S. Main St
projects and events for other high school students. Join us for       Downers Grove, IL                               OPENING
our student led meetings for project planning, games and fun!         630.963.8793                                   APRIL 14th!
Like us on Facebook and receive weekly updates on upcoming
programs and events. You can also check out the teen page on
www.dgparks.org for a meeting schedule and upcoming                  Enjoy this exciting, accessible course’s mining scenes,
events. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to serve
         your community and peers through recreation.                waterfalls and landscaping. The 18-hole course features a
         Contact citra@dgparks.org with any questions.               water wheel, a water tower, a mining car on a track,
         Find us on facebook!                                        wishing well, chuck wagon, and a jailhouse. Logs, rocks
                                                                     and contours challenge players of all ages and skill levels.
Fantasy/Science Fiction Writing                              New!    ACTIVE ADULT SPECIAL MONDAYS: One active adult
Movies and books with fantasy themes are getting more and            (55 or older) is free as part of a paying two-some.
more popular. In this class, we’ll talk about popular books and
movies with time travel, curses, vampires and super heroes.          TWO-FOR-TUESDAY: Two can play for the price of one!
Then we’ll create our own worlds and write stories about them.       McCollum Park Miniature Golf offers some of the most
Age:        14 - 18 years          Location:      Lincoln Center
Instructor: Carey Robin                                              affordable fun in town, as well as convenient hours:
Class #   Date        Day      Time               $R/NR       m/M
346010-01 1/24 - 2/14 TU       5:30 - 6:30 pm     $58/$116    4/15   Miniature Golf Fees
346010-02 3/13 - 4/3 TU        5:30 - 6:30 pm     $58/$116    4/15                                                    The Concession
                                                                     Youth (15 & under) .............$3
                                                                     Adults.. .................................$5     Before or after your golf
Live! At Lincoln Center - Teen Concert!                              Active Adult (55 & older)....$4                  game, stop by the
Come support your local musicians as teen bands rock the
                                                                                                                      concession for some
Lincoln Center auditorium. All performing bands receive a
portion of the admission fee from the night. Doors open at
                                                                     Miniature Golf Hours                             great food and snacks.
                                                                     Subject to change due to weather                 The concession is open
7:00 pm. The concert is supervised by park district staff.
                                                                                                                      daily during miniature
Bands interested in performing should call 630.963.1300.             April 14 - June 2
Age:      Teens                  Day: SA
                                                                                                                      golf hours. The friendly
                                                                     Monday - Friday .....4:30 - 8:00 pm
Location: Lincoln Center         Fee:  $5 at door                    Saturday ..................11:00 am - 8:00 pm
                                                                                                                      staff is ready to serve a
Date:     4/14                   Time: 7:30 - 10:00 pm               Sunday.....................Noon - 6:00 pm        wide variety of items
                                                                                                                      including hot pretzels,
Speed Reading for ACT/SAT Prep                               New!    Miniature Golf Parties
                                                                                                                      nachos, pizza, hot dogs,
One of the most common difficulties students encounter on                                                             nondairy soft-serve
standardized tests is the problem of time. Many students             & Groups                                         cones and soft drinks.
would score higher if they didn’t run out of time. This              McCollum Park Miniature Golf                     Check out our “meal
workshop helps students learn speed reading strategies that          Course is a great place to celebrate             deals.”
can help them finish the test and score higher. Simple               birthdays and have school, scout and
strategies that are ideal for use on reading comprehension           church group outings. Reservations
portions of the test will be covered.                                must be made 7 days in advance at the concession or by calling
Age:      7th - 12th grade       m/M:               10/40            630.960.7250 before April 13 or 630.963.8793 beginning April 14. A
Location: Lincoln Center         Instructor:        Iris Reading     minimum of eight is required along with parental supervision. Party
Class:    Date          Day      Time               $R/NR            packages include 18 holes of golf and food.
346011-01 4/19          TH       6:30 - 8:30 pm     $15/$22

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Downers Grove Golf Club
 Downers Grove Golf Club,
 Learning Center & Driving Range
 2420 Haddow Avenue, Downers Grove, IL 60515 • 630.963.1306
 Downers Grove Golf Club is scheduled to open
 March 10, 2012, weather permitting.
 The historic Downers Grove Golf Club, now a 9-hole par-36 course, was established
 in 1892 by legendary golf figure Charles Blair Macdonald. With four sets of tees, this scenic
 course offers a challenging, yet playable, golf experience for all skill levels. Yardages for the
 par-36 course range from 3,280 from the back tees to 2,515 from the forward tees. The
 course is open to all golf enthusiasts thirteen years of age or older. Younger golfers ages eight
 to twelve are welcome to play on a daily basis when accompanied by an adult. For safety
 considerations, we do not allow non players on the course.


 On-line Tee Times                                  Group Golf Outings                                  Interested in Forming a
 On-line tee times are available Fridays,           The Downers Grove Golf Club is the perfect          Golf League?
 Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays, 7 days in         place to hold your company or charity golf          For more information, please contact Ryan
 advance. Go to www.dgparks.org to book             outing. The golf course holds over 30 outings       Stulgin, Golf Club Manager. League
 your tee time today.                               a year and provides the best 9-hole course          minimum is 16 participants and can run any
                                                    atmosphere around. The clubhouse can                weekday depending on tee-time availability.
 Greens Fees and Golf Carts                         provide food or you can bring your own.
 Visit www.dgparks.org for 2012 rates.              Outings can be held 7 days a week. Please call      Interested in Joining a
                                                    Ryan Stulgin at 630.963.1308 or email
 Driving Range                                      rstulgin@dgparks.org for more information.          Golf League?
                                                                                                        For more information on the leagues below,
 Accentuated with a large practice putting
 green, sand trap and chipping area, the 24         Food & Beverage                                     please contact golfleagues@dgparks.org.
                                                    Stop in after your round or bucket and enjoy        • Monday Morning Senior Men’s League
 permanent and turf hitting stations allow                                                              • Monday Afternoon Junior League
 golfers of all abilities to perfect every aspect   the view of the course from our 900 sq. ft.
                                                    clubhouse. Relax and choose from our                • Monday Evening Women’s Scramble
 of their game. Target areas are located                                                                  League
 throughout the range and are prominently           menu of hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken
                                                    sandwiches, rib sandwiches, snacks, coffee,         • Tuesday Afternoon Junior League
 marked.                                                                                                • Tuesday Evening Women’s Scramble
 RANGE FEES                                         soft drinks, beer and wine. You can also enjoy
 Small Bucket (30 balls)        $4.50               the news or games on our two 42" televisions.         League
 Medium Bucket (60 balls)       $6.50                                                                   • Tuesday Morning Ladies’ League
 Large Bucket (90 balls)        $8.50               Gift Cards                                          • Wednesday Morning Ladies’ League
                                                    The Downers Grove Golf Club offers gift cards       • Thursday Morning Ladies’ League
 Golf Shop                                          for all activities, services and products offered   • Saturday Morning Men’s League
 Check out the latest men’s and women’s             at the course. Gift cards may be purchased in
 apparel from Nike, Titleist, Wilson, Monterey      any amount during the golf season at the
 Club and more. We carry apparel, gloves,           clubhouse. Call 630.963.1308 for details.
 balls, hats, tees, socks and more.


    Golf Club Clubhouse Rentals
    The Downers Grove Golf Club offers a park-like setting and a scenic panorama for
    social gatherings, group meetings or corporate functions year round. The main
    room of the clubhouse can accommodate groups from 60 - 80 people. The south
    room can accommodate up to 30 people. A 20' x 20' tent is also available to rent for
    your special event. Beverage service is provided exclusively through the Golf Club.
    A three-hour minimum is required.
    Approved recognized organizations and Downers Grove Park District residents
    receive a 10% discount on hourly rental fees during non-premium hours Monday
    through Thursday.


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                                                                                         Fitness Center
                                                                                 Downers Grove Golf Club
                                                                                                                Mission
                                                                                                                Statement
                                                                                                                To provide our guests with
                                                                                                                the best public 9-hole golf
                                                                                                                course, driving range and
                                                                                                                clubhouse in the western
                                                                                                                suburbs and to serve our
                                                                                                                guests in the very best
                                                                                                                way we can, every shift,
                                                                                                                every day.



Junior Golf League                                                        Women’s Only Golf Schools
Aspiring competitive golfers are invited to join our junior golf          Tom Olms and Jim Festle, our golf professionals, have designed a
league. Over 160 golfers participated in last summer’s league.            customized women’s only golf school to focus on different aspects
Participants are paired in foursomes and compete against golfers of       of the game of golf. Whether you are an executive, a recreational or
the same age; separate male and female divisions are created if           an entry level golfer, our pro’s can help you improve your game in a
registration warrants. Pairings and tee times are assigned before         no-pressure atmosphere. Fees include practice balls, golf tests,
league play and remain constant for the season. Registration fee          swing assessments, club fitting and practice drills. Each session
includes greens fees for the league season and awards. Registration       includes beverage of choice after lesson each week.
can be made online at www.dgparks.org, Lincoln Center or the              Age:        21 years & up          m/M:                 6/12
Recreation Center beginning March 3 and at the Golf Club on               Class #     Date           Day     Time                 Fee
March 10. Registration deadline is Monday, June 11. Tee times go in       188516-01   5/10 - 5/31    TH      7:00 - 8:00 pm       $81
order of age and ability.                                                 188516-02   6/7 - 6/28     TH      7:00 - 8:00 pm       $81
                                                                          188516-03   7/5 - 7/26     TH      7:00 - 8:00 pm       $81
Fee:        $480 per foursome* or $125 individually
                                                                          188516-04   8/2 - 8/23     TH      7:00 - 8:00 pm       $81
Class #     Age              Date         Day Time               m/M
188503-01 10 - 18 years      6/18 - 8/13 M         10:15 am      60/176
*To guarantee your foursome, you much register as a foursome.             Indoor Jr. Golf Camps
                                                                          A continuation of our popular summer camps. Registration
Women’s Scramble Golf Leagues                                             deadline is one week prior to each session. Each participant receives
Due to the popularity of this ever-growing league, there are four         practice balls during each session, Junior Rules Book and instruction
leagues to choose from with play conducted every other Monday             by Tom Olms. No make-up sessions will be offered.
and Tuesday. Registration fee includes greens fees for the league         Location: Recreation Center        Fee:                 $49
season and one beverage after league play each week. Registration         Class #     Age            Date           Day       Time             m/M
can be made online at www.dgparks.org, Lincoln Center or the              288501-01   5 - 7 years    12/7 - 12/28   W         3:30 - 4:15 pm   3/8
Recreation Center beginning March 3 and at the Golf Club on               288501-02   8 - 12 years   12/7 - 12/28   W         4:30 - 5:15 pm   3/8
                                                                          288501-03   5 - 7 years    12/6 - 12/27   TU        3:15 - 4:00 pm   3/8
March 10. Registration deadline is Thursday, May 31.                      288501-04   8 - 12 years   12/6 - 12/27   TU        4:00 - 4:45 pm   3/8
Age:        21 years & up          Fee:   $420 per foursome               388501-01   5 - 7 years    1/3 - 1/24     TU        3:15 - 4:00 pm   4/8
Class #     League   Date          Day    Start Time   m/M                388501-02   8 - 12 years   1/3 - 1/24     TU        4:15 - 5:00 pm   4/8
188504-01   I        6/4 - 8/13    M      4:18 pm      8/14 teams         388501-03   5 - 7 years    1/4 - 1/25     W         3:30 - 4:15 pm   4/8
188504-02   II       6/11 - 8/20   M      4:18 pm      8/14 teams         388501-04   8 - 12 years   1/4 - 1/25     W         4:30 - 5:15 pm   4/8
188504-03   III      6/5 - 8/14    TU     4:58 pm      4/10 teams         388501-05   5 - 7 years    2/7 - 2/28     TU        3:15 - 4:00 pm   4/8
188504-04   IV       6/12 - 8/21   TU     4:58 pm      4/10 teams         388501-06   8 - 12 years   2/7 - 2/28     TU        4:15 - 5:00 pm   4/8
                                                                          388501-07   5 - 7 years    2/8 - 2/29     W         3:30 - 4:15 pm   4/8
14th Annual Bob Nelson Junior Golf Amateur                                388501-08   8 - 12 years   2/8 - 2/29     W         4:30 - 5:15 pm   4/8
The 14th Annual Bob Nelson Junior Golf Amateur will be held at            388501-09   5 - 7 years    3/6 - 3/27     TU        3:15 - 4:00 pm   4/8
                                                                          388501-10   8 - 12 years   3/6 - 3/27     TU        4:15 - 5:00 pm   4/8
Downers Grove Park District Golf Club. Registration includes
                                                                          388501-11   5 - 7 years    3/7 - 3/28     W         3:30 - 4:15 pm   4/8
greens fee, lunch and prizes. Registration deadline is Monday,            388501-12   8 - 12 years   3/7 - 3/28     W         4:30 - 5:15 pm   4/8
June 4. Registration can be made online at www.dgparks.org, the
Golf Club, Lincoln Center or the Recreation Center.
Age:        10 - 16 years          m/M:                40/96 golfers
Class #   Date           Day       Time                Fee
188515-01 6/11           M         12 noon             $7


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Downers Grove Golf Club
                                                                                              Spring Intramural Golf Program
                                                                                              Both competitive and fun, students compete against other golfers
                                                                                              from area schools. The first Friday is 1½ hours of instruction from
                                                                                              our two golf professionals on the driving range, and the last three
                                                                                              meeting are 3 rounds of golf in a “scramble” format on the course.
                                                                                              Open to current 5th through 8th graders from any school in DuPage
                                                                                              County.
                                                                                              Grade:     5th - 8th     m/M:     12/32
                                                                                              Class #   Date           Day      Time                 Fee
                                                                                              188519-01 5/4 - 5/25     F        4:00 pm              $49

                                                                                              36th Annual Pine Hollow Tournament
                                                                                              This prestigious tournament is for males ages 18 and older. Over 100
                                                                                              participants play each year in a 9-hole, stroke play format. Prizes are
    Group Golf Lessons                                                                        awarded for low gross, long drive, long putt, etc.
                                                                                              Class #   Date     Day     Time           Age              Fee   m/M
    Group golf lessons offer golfers instruction in a more fun                                188531-01 4/28     SA      11:00 am       18 years & up    $20   100/132
    atmosphere on the basics of the golf swing, golf etiquette and
    putting. Whether it’s a couple, a family or a small group, we
    can provide everyone with the tools needed to improve every
                                                                                              Parent/Child Group Lessons
                                                                                              Learn the great game of golf with your child. Classes accommodate
    facet of their game. Fee includes practice balls and four 1-hour
                                                                                              all levels of golfing experience. Topics covered include grip, stance,
    sessions. Attendance at all sessions is encouraged, as make-up                            swing, club selection, ball striking and basic etiquette and rules.
    sessions are not available. Participants are required to bring                            Concepts covered include putting, irons, sand play and woods.
    their own clubs.                                                                          Students must provide their own clubs and should bring a putter to
    Age:             18 & up         m/M          8/16                                        the first class. We encourage attendance at all classes as there are no
    Class #          Date            Day          Time                      Fee               make-up sessions. Register online at www.dgparks.org or in person
    188506-01        5/1 - 5/22      TU           6:00 - 7:00 pm            $75               at the Golf Club, Recreation Center or Lincoln Center.
    188506-02        5/3 - 5/24      TH           6:00 - 7:00 pm            $75               Class #   Date           Day    Time        Age            Fee   m/M
    188506-03        5/5 - 5/26      SA           9:00 - 10:00 am           $75               188524-01 5/1 - 5/22     TU     7:00 pm     8 - 14 years   $75   8/16

                                                                                              Cross Country Skiing
 SEMI-PRIVATE GOLF LESSONS                                                                    After the Golf Club closes for the season and the snow starts falling,
 Semi-private lessons provide golf instruction in a group setting.                            unsupervised cross country skiing is welcomed and allowed on the
 Bring your friends, spouse or family to improve your golf game                               course with no charge to the participant. The Downers Grove Golf
 together.                                                                                    Club is a perfect setting for the cross country skiing enthusiast. As
 1 hour lesson - 2 students.....................................................$40 each      long as there is at least 3 inches of snow on the ground skiers are
 1 hour lesson - 3 students.....................................................$35 each      more than welcome to come to the course during daylight hours.
 1 hour lesson - 4 students.....................................................$30 each      We also ask that you stay off the greens.
 1 hour lesson - 5 students.....................................................$25 each

 PRIVATE GOLF LESSONS
 Private golf lessons are available for adults and juniors with our
 golf teaching professional. Jim Festle and Tim Olms, certified golf
 instructors, can help all golfers improve their game from beginners
 to advanced, and from ages 3 to 95. All golf balls are included with
 lesson.
 ADULT
 Single ½ hour lesson ..................................................................$45
 Series of 3 ½ hour lessons........................................................$125
 Series of 6 ½ hour lessons........................................................$240
 Series of 9 ½ hour lessons........................................................$340
 Series of 12 ½ hour lessons......................................................$430
 JUNIOR
 Single ½ hour lesson ..................................................................$35
 Series of 3 ½ hour lessons..........................................................$95
 Series of 6 ½ hour lessons........................................................$180
 Series of 9 ½ hour lessons........................................................$260
 Series of 12 ½ hour lessons......................................................$300
 *4 free rounds of golf are included when you purchase a 9 or 12 lesson package


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                                                  Lyman Woods and the Belmont Prairie

Lyman Woods
                                                and the Belmont                                                  Prairie
Lyman Woods                                            and many dedicated individuals. For more                  the Downers Grove Golf Course at Cross Street
The William F. Sherman, Jr. Interpretive Center is     information about Lyman Woods, please call                and Haddow Avenue, the prairie supports more
located at 901 31st Street.                            630.963.9388.                                             than 300 species of plants, eight species of
Interpretive Center Hours through May 31                                                                         mammals, four species of reptiles and
                                                       T.I.M.B.E.R. Packs
Monday.....................Closed                                                                                amphibians, and numerous birds. A dedicated
                                                       Check out a TIMBER Pack to help you explore
Tuesday-Thursday ......9:00 am - 4:00 pm                                                                         Illinois Nature Preserve, Belmont Prairie is an
                                                       Lyman Woods! TIMBER Packs contain tools like
   & Saturday                                                                                                    educational resource for residents of Downers
                                                       magnifiers, bug boxes, identification guides, and
Friday........................9:00 am - 12:00 pm                                                                 Grove and surrounding communities. Belmont
                                                       activities for your family or group to use free of
Sunday .....................1:00 - 4:00 pm                                                                       Prairie is open every day from dawn to dusk.
                                                       charge. Choose from Trees, Insects, Mammals,
Refer to www.dgparks.org for Summer hours of           Birds, or Early Residents. Check out your pack            Please note: to ensure the continued
operation. Grounds are open every day from dawn        during Interpretive Center hours with a valid             preservation of Lyman Woods and in accordance
to dusk.                                               driver’s license.                                         with Illinois Nature Preserve Commission rules,
The Interpretive Center is a starting point for your                                                             there are no dogs, bikes and motorized vehicles
                                                       Group Program Opportunities                               permitted at Lyman Woods or Belmont Prairie.
exploration of more than 150 acres of old- and
                                                       at Lyman Woods                                            Thank you for your cooperation.
second-growth oak woods, meadow, and marsh.
                                                       Bring your group to Lyman Woods for an
Hike more than two miles of marked trails to                                                                     Special thanks...
                                                       unforgettable outdoor adventure! Our educational
discover more than 400 species of plants, three                                                                  ...to the Grove Foundation for Recreation for their
                                                       programs have been designed for many
kames, white-tailed deer, great horned owls, red                                                                 support of the St. Mary’s fifth grade Wetlands
                                                       audiences, including schools, homeschoolers,
fox, coyote, Cooper’s hawks and more. The most                                                                   Education Program, and to the Pierce Downer
                                                       scouts, and youth groups. Please visit the Natural
outstanding feature is 19 acres of virtually                                                                     Heritage Alliance, Grove Foundation for
                                                       Areas page at www.dgparks.org or call
undisturbed oak woods existing since the Lyman                                                                   Recreation, and Education Foundation for their
                                                       630.963.9388 for program and registration
family purchased the land in 1839. The purchase                                                                  support of the School District 58 first grade Little
                                                       information.
of the many parcels that make up Lyman Woods                                                                     Sprouts program. Both programs are designed to
represents the cooperative efforts of the Forest       Belmont Prairie                                           support local school district science curriculum.
Preserve District of DuPage County, the Downers        Belmont Prairie is a 25-acre site including one of
Grove Park District, the Village of Downers Grove,     the last original prairies in Illinois. Located west of


  Teambuilding                                         Volunteer Opportunities at Our Natural Areas
  Workshops at                                         Hiking Patrol
  Lyman Woods                                          Love to hike? Want to spend more time outdoors? Hiking Patrol volunteers help us maintain our
  Improve cooperation, develop better                  beautiful natural areas by hiking the trails at Lyman Woods and the Belmont Prairie. Pairs of
  communication skills, and practice problem-          volunteers work together to inspect trails, report trail conditions, and answer frequently asked
  solving and conflict-resolution skills during        questions from fellow hikers.
  2-hour, half-day or full-day teambuilding            R.E.A.P. Volunteer Workdays
  workshops. Participants will leave with a            R.E.A.P. (Restore, Educate and Preserve) is a volunteer group dedicated to restoring and
  sense of teamwork and accomplishment,                protecting the Downers Grove Park District’s natural areas. Land management workdays are held
  and an understanding of how to transfer              on selected Saturdays from 8:00 – 10:30 am. Volunteers must register at least one week in
  newfound or fine-tuned skills back to their          advance of the scheduled workday. Volunteer workdays can be arranged for organized groups
  work, school or personal lives.                      upon request.
  Workshops are perfect for:                           Fall Workdays
  • Corporate communication                            Belmont Prairie                    February 18 & March 17
  • Youth group leadership development                 Lyman Woods                        April 14 & May 19
  • New hire orientation
  Workshop options include traditional                 Green Thumbs Needed!
  cooperative games and wilderness skills              Do you have a green thumb, or are you looking to learn more about native plants and
  based challenges. For more information on            gardening? We need a volunteer crew to help maintain the native plant demonstration and
  teambuilding opportunities at Lyman Woods,           butterfly gardens at Lyman Woods. Volunteers must be available to volunteer on a regular basis
                                                       and love getting their hands dirty! Begins in the spring.
  please contact the Interpretive Center at
  630.963.9388.                                        Contact Pat Semple at 630.963.1300 or psemple@dgparks.org for more information
                                                       about volunteer opportunities.


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  FAMILY PROGRAMS                                                               Worm Bin Basics
                                                                                Uncover the world of worms! Learn about how you can keep your
  Goodnight Twilight Hikes                                                      garbage out of the landfill and put redworms to work in
  Explore Lyman Woods at night! Hike the trails with a                          transforming your kitchen waste into rich compost. Build your own
  knowledgeable naturalist to explore the nighttime sky, search for             family worm bin to take home and leave with one pound of
  nocturnal critters, and listen to the sounds of the woods at night.           composting worms and the skills to successfully maintain your
  End the evening sharing stories around a roaring campfire complete            home vermicomposter!
  with marshmallow roasting! If there is snow, we will snowshoe!                Age:      5 years & up        m/M: 3/6 families
  Each night will be full of new adventures, so register for all! List the      Day:      SA
  number and ages of family members when you register. In case of               Location: William F. Sherman, Jr. Interpretive Center
  inclement weather, portions of the program may be held indoors.               Class #   Date           Fee         Time
  Age:       All ages            m/M: 3/6 families                              384028-01 5/5            $58         9:30 - 11:30 am
  Day:       SA                  Fee:     $15/family
  Location: William F. Sherman, Jr. Interpretive Center                         Green Family Farmers
  Class #     Date        Topic    Time                                         Looking for a way to provide healthy, organic food for your family
  384006-01   1/14        Owl Prowl                   6:30 - 8:00 pm            without breaking the bank? Learn where your food really comes
  384006-02   2/11        Animal Tracking             6:30 - 8:00 pm            from and grow your own! Green Family Farmers is for anyone who
  384006-03   3/10        Twigonometry                6:30 - 8:00 pm
  384006-04   4/14        Night Prowlers              6:30 - 8:00 pm            is new to gardening, is limited on space, and wants their family to
  384006-05   5/12        Froggy Chorus               6:30 - 8:00 pm            learn about gardening, healthy habits, and stewardship for the land.
                                                                                We will guide your family through the process of planning, planting,
                                                                                maintaining and harvesting your organic mini-garden plot at Mar-
  Cool Family Adventure                                            New!         Duke Farm. The fee includes your 10 x 15 ft mini-plot rental, five
  Step away from the TV and head to Lyman Woods for some cool                   instructed sessions, starter seeds, and a Green Family Farmers
  family fun! Discover snowy adventures and the fun of the outdoors             guidebook with information on how to plant and care for your
  during the winter season. Explore the winter woods on a hike, play            organic garden, recipes, common pest identification and remedies,
  winter games, and cozy up to the campfire for a warm winter snack!            and instructions for garden crafts.
  Age:       All ages         m/M: 3/6 families                                 Age:        Families with children 5 & up          m/M: 5/8
  Location: William F. Sherman, Jr. Interpretive Center                         Day:        TU                                     Fee: $98/family
  Class #   Date          Day      Time               Fee
  384027-01 1/28          SA       10:00 - 11:30 am   $15/family
                                                                                Class #: 384017-01
                                                                                Date        Topic                    Time               Location
                                                                                5/15        Garden Basics            6:30 - 8:00 pm     Lyman Woods
                                                                                5/22        Planting                 6:00 - 8:00 pm     Mar-Duke Farm
                                                                                6/12        Weeding & Thinning       6:30 - 8:00 pm     Mar-Duke Farm
    For a Wild Birthday                                                         7/17
                                                                                8/14
                                                                                            Pests & Diseases
                                                                                            Dog Day Gardening
                                                                                                                     6:30 - 8:00 pm
                                                                                                                     6:30 - 8:00 pm
                                                                                                                                        Mar-Duke Farm
                                                                                                                                        Mar-Duke Farm

    Party. . . see page 8!
 Snowshoe at Lyman Woods!                       Snowshoe Hikes
 Don’t let the snow slow you down!
 Rent a pair of snowshoes at Lyman
                                                Bundle up, strap on snowshoes, and
                                                hit the trails at Lyman Woods! Join a
                                                                                               Wild
 Woods and get out there to enjoy the
 winter woods! Snowshoe on your own,
                                                naturalist on a snowshoe hike and
                                                discover the beauty and wonder of the
                                                                                               Day
 or sign up for one of our free guided
 snowshoe hikes. When there are at
 least four inches of snow on the trails,
                                                winter forest. Snowshoe hikes are free
                                                with the rental of snowshoes at the
                                                Interpretive Center ($6 per pair). Space
                                                                                               Off
 both adult’s and children’s snowshoes          is limited, and registration is required.
 will be available for use at Lyman             Ages 5 & up.                                   School’s out! Make tracks to Lyman Woods for a wild
 Woods. Snowshoes are available                                                                day off! We’ll spend our days off outdoors hiking and
 during regular Interpretive Center             Saturday, January 7     9:15 - 10:30 am        exploring the woods, searching for woodland
 hours on a first-come, first-served            Saturday, January 21    9:15 - 10:30 am        wildlife, creating nature crafts, playing games, and
 basis. The rental fee for each pair is $6      Saturday, February 4    9:15 - 10:30 am        much more. Dress to go outside and get messy.
 for a 3-hour rental. Credit cards,             Saturday, February 18   9:15 - 10:30 am        Location: William F. Sherman, Jr. Interpretive Center
 checks, and exact cash are accepted.           Saturday, March 3       9:15 - 10:30 am        m/M:         6/12       Fee: $15/child
 Renters must provide valid credit card                                                        Class #         Age           Date   Day Time
 for deposit.                                                                                  384011-01       4 - 6 years   1/16   M   9:00 am - 12:00 pm
                                                                                               384011-02       7 - 9 years   1/16   M   9:00 am - 12:00 pm
 For more information about snowshoe rentals at Lyman Woods or to register for a               384011-03       4 - 6 years   2/20   M   9:00 am - 12:00 pm
 guided snowshoe hike, please call the Interpretive Center at 630.963.9388.                    384011-04       7 - 9 years   2/20   M   9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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YOUTH PROGRAMS                                                               Arctic Adventures
                                                                             Learn about the animals that make their home in the cold arctic
Nature Neighbors                        New Morning Session!                 regions, and how they survive the frigid weather. Have some fun
What animals,                                                                with arctic legends, games, and a craft indoors, and then head out to
insects, and plants                                                          see which animals make Lyman Woods their winter home! In case of
share your                                                                   inclement weather, the program may be held indoors. Dress to go
neighborhood? Meet                                                           outdoors!
the ones that live in                                                        Age:        4 - 6 years       m/M: 5/10
Lyman Woods! Join                                                            Location: William F. Sherman, Jr. Interpretive Center
us for this always                                                           Class #   Date            Day      Time                Fee
popular after school                                                         384030-01 2/18            SA       10:00 - 11:30 am    $8/child
program especially
designed to                                                                  Spring Break Camp
introduce young                                                              Go outside after a long winter! Spend your spring break discovering
children to nature                                                           all of the changes that happen at Lyman Woods during the exciting
and science. Watch                                                           spring season! Each day of camp includes fun crafts, games, outdoor
the seasons change and discover a new nature theme each week to              adventures and a mid-camp snack. Dress to be outdoors and to get
learn what makes nature so special. Each week we’ll explore nature           muddy and wet.
through stories, hikes, outdoor explorations and fun crafts! Dress for       m/M:         6/12            Fee:    $30/child
the weather and to get messy during nature play. In case of                  Location: William F. Sherman, Jr. Interpretive Center
inclement weather, the program will be held indoors. We explore              Class #     Age           Date          Day           Time
different nature themes each session, so register for both! A mid-           384015-01   4 - 6 years   3/27 - 3/28   TU & W        9:00 am - 12:00 pm
class snack will be served.                                                  384015-02   7 - 9 years   3/27 - 3/28   TU & W        9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Age:         4 - 6 years     m/M: 5/10                                       384015-03   4 - 6 years   3/27 - 3/28   TU & W        1:00 - 4:00 pm
Location: William F. Sherman, Jr. Interpretive Center
Class #                  Dates        Day   Time                 Fee         Leap Frogs                                                         New!
384012-01   Session I    2/7 - 3/20   TU    9:30 - 11:15 am      $70/child   Hop to it and discover the exciting changes a frog goes through in its
348012-02   Session I    2/8 - 3/21   W     12:30 - 2:15 pm      $70/child   lifetime. Search for some of our local frogs and toads down at the
384012-03   Session I    2/9 - 3/22   TH    12:30 - 2:15 pm      $70/child   pond, and join in some froggy fun with games, crafts and outdoor
384012-04   Session II   4/3 - 5/15   TU    9:30 - 11:15 am      $70/child   activities. Dress to get messy!
384012-05   Session II   4/4 - 5/16   W     12:30 - 2:15 pm      $70/child
                                                                             Age:         4 - 6 years        m/M: 4/8
384012-06   Session II   4/5 - 5/17   TH    12:30 - 2:15 pm      $70/child
                                                                             Location: William F. Sherman, Jr. Interpretive Center
                                                                             Class #   Date            Day      Time                Fee
Coyote Club                                                                  384031-01 5/12            SA       9:30 - 11:00 am     $8/child
Find your inner wild child! This afterschool program picks up where
Nature Neighbors leaves off. Young explorers dig deeper into nature          Stream Stomping                                                    New!
and science all while exploring the woods, prairies and wetlands of
                                                                             Discover how the streams come alive in the spring! Head out in
Lyman Woods. Coyote Club offers children the benefit of much
                                                                             search of frogs, turtles, muskrats, herons and many other animals
needed and very valuable time spent exploring the outdoors after a
                                                                             that live in a watery world. Using nets, dip in to find aquatic critters!
long day at school. Coyote Club introduces and reinforces age-
                                                                             Dress to get wet and muddy.
appropriate nature and science concepts through outdoor
                                                                             Age:         7 - 9 years      m/M: 5/10
exploration and hands-on discovery. Dress for the weather and to
                                                                             Location: William F. Sherman, Jr. Interpretive Center
get messy. Class begins with an after school snack. We explore               Class #   Date            Day      Time                Fee
different topics each session, so register for both!                         343032-01 5/19            SA       10:00 - 11:30 am    $8/child
Grade:      1st - 3rd          m/M: 5/12
Location: William F. Sherman, Jr. Interpretive Center
Class #   Dates          Day      Time               Fee                     Boy Scout Saturdays
384008-01 2/7 - 3/20     TU       3:15 - 5:00 pm     $70/child               Need help earning your merit badges? Our certified Merit Badge
384008-02 4/3 - 5/15     TU       3:15 - 5:00 pm     $70/child               Counselors can help! Our Merit Badge Counselors guide you
                                                                             through the badge requirements and you’ll learn everything you
The Scoop on Poop                                                  New!      need to know to earn your badge. Please read your merit badge book
Discover the fascinating world of scat! Winter is the perfect time to        before the program and bring it with you along with your blue card
search for the signs of animals in the woods, and that includes the          signed by your unit leader. Dress to be outdoors, and bring a lunch,
ever captivating scat. Find out what you can learn from scat and             snacks, sunscreen and insect repellent.
scent markings as you practice your poop detective skills! Dress to          Age:        Boy Scouts       m/M: 4/12 scouts
go outdoors and wear your winter gear.                                       Location: William F. Sherman, Jr. Interpretive Center
Age:        7 - 9 years       m/M: 5/10                                      Class #   Topic                 Date     Day     Time                Fee
Location: William F. Sherman, Jr. Interpretive Center                        384023-01 Wilderness Skills     3/17     SA      9:00 am - 3:00 pm   $25
                                                                             384023-02 Soil & Water          4/14     SA      9:00 am - 3:00 pm   $25
Class #   Date           Day      Time               Fee
                                                                                       Conservation
384029-01 2/11           SA       10:00 - 11:30 am   $8/child

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 ADULT PROGRAM
 Lessons from a Worm Wrangler                                                                                                                     Free!
 Got worms? You should! Vermicomposting takes very little space and is an incredibly easy and effective way to reduce your household waste
 while producing rich compost. The best part is that worms do all of the work! During this informal discussion, Shannon Forsythe will share the
 lessons she has learned from vermicomposting both at Lyman Woods and at home. She’ll share information about the different types of
 vermicomposters, what (not) to do, and how to build your own worm farm right in your home.
 Location: William F. Sherman, Jr. Interpretive Center
 Note:     Program is free, but pre-registration is required.
 Class #   Age                  Date       Day        Time                   Fee           m/M
 384033-01 16 years & up        3/13       TU         7:00 - 8:30 pm         Free          5/20



 PARENT/CHILD PROGRAMS
 Timber Tykes                                                                       Beaks & Peeps                                                 New!
 Introduce your tyke to the great outdoors! Each week of this four-                 Welcome home birds! Head out on a bird hike to listen for the
 week class will introduce a new nature theme through stories, songs,               spring songs of our feathered friends! Discover bird nests and learn
 crafts, and walks through the woods. Each session will feature                     about what springtime brings for the busy birds of Lyman Woods.
 different themes, so sign up for both! Please dress appropriately for              We will make a bird craft and read a story after our outdoor
 the weather, but in case of inclement weather, the program will be                 adventure.
 held indoors. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.                          Age:      2 - 3 years & adult m/M:                4/8
 Register as a pair. No siblings please.                                            Location: William F., Sherman, Jr. Interpretive Center
 Age:        2 - 3 years & adult        m/M:        3/6 pairs                       Class #   Date            Day   Time               Fee
 Location: William F. Sherman, Jr. Interpretive Center                              384035-01 4/28            SA    10:00 - 11:00 am   $6/pair
 Class #   Dates           Day     Time                Fee
 384007-01 2/24 - 3/16     F       10:00 - 11:00 am    $24 per pair                 Nature Tales
 384007-02 4/27 - 5/18     F       10:00 - 11:00 am    $24 per pair                 Drop-in for this free monthly story time on Thursdays at Lyman
                                                                                    Woods! Each month, we’ll read a new nature story and learn a little
 Big Bug, Little Bug                   Sibling Class! New Day!                      about the plants and animals featured in the book. Hang around
 Hey Big Bugs! Bring your favorite Little Bugs out to Lyman Woods                   after the story to make a nature craft, discover the Interpretive
 for a nature adventure to learn about the animals and plants in the                Center, or hit the trails on your own to explore the woods. No
 forest. An adult and two siblings enjoy a story, craft and hike                    registration required.
 together. Please dress to go outdoors, but in case of inclement                    Age:      6 years & under     Day: TH
 weather the program may be held indoors. We’ll be getting messy                    Location: William F. Sherman, Jr. Interpretive Center
 while exploring. This class is designed for an older sibling, a                    Date          Time
                                                                                    1/12          9:30 - 10:00 am
 younger sibling and an adult. Siblings must be age specified.
                                                                                    2/9           9:30 - 10:00 am
 Age:      18 mos - 5 years w/adult     Fee: $10/sibling pair
                                                                                    3/8           9:30 - 10:00 am
 Location: William F. Sherman, Jr. Interpretive Center                              4/12          9:30 - 10:00 am
 Class #     Date   Day   Topic             Time                 m/M                5/10          9:30 - 10:00 am
 384009-01   1/18   W     Snowy Fun         10:00 - 11:00 am     3/6 pairs
 384009-02   1/19   TH    Snowy Fun         10:00 - 11:00 am     3/6 pairs
 384009-03   2/15   W     Clever Coyotes    10:00 - 11:00 am     3/6 pairs
 384009-04   2/16   TH    Clever Coyotes    10:00 - 11:00 am     3/6 pairs
 384009-05   3/14   W     Spring Breezes    10:00 - 11:00 am     3/6 pairs
 384009-06   3/15   TH    Spring Breezes    10:00 - 11:00 am     3/6 pairs
 384009-07   4/18   W     Rainbows          10:00 - 11:00 am     3/6 pairs
 384009-08   4/19   TH    Rainbows          10:00 - 11:00 am     3/6 pairs
 384009-09   5/16   W     Busy Birds        10:00 - 11:00 am     3/6 pairs
 384009-10   5/17   TH    Busy Birds        10:00 - 11:00 am     3/6 pairs

 Snowy Tracks & Trails                                                New!
 Bundle up and hit the trails searching for the signs and tracks left by
 the animals that call Lyman Woods their winter home! Spy tracks in
 the snow, search for scat, and seek snug winter homes in the woods.
 Games, stories, and a craft are part of the snowy fun! Dress to be
 outdoors.
 Age:       2 - 3 years & adult          m/M:       4/8
 Location: William F., Sherman, Jr. Interpretive Center
 Class #   Date           Day      Time                Fee
 384034-01 2/25           SA       10:00 - 11:00 am    $6/pair

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                                          Downers Grove Park District Museum

                                                               Exhibits
                                                               Celebrate the 100th Anniversary
                                                               of the Girl Scouts of America...
                                                               Now through January 14, 2012
                                                               A History of Downers Grove Girl Scouting
                                                               A Downers Grove Park District Museum
                                                               exhibit in collaboration with the Girl Scouts
                                                               of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana.

                                                               Tools of the Trade
                                                               February 4, 2012 - April 28, 2012
                                                               See what kinds of tools people used in a
                                                               variety of professions in Downers Grove’s
                                                               history. From household and farming tools
                                                               of the nineteenth century to technological
                                                               advancements created to make one’s job
                                                               easier in the twentieth century. This exhibit
                                                               will feature objects from the Museum’s

PRESERVING                                                     collections, including a plow, blenders, a
                                                               variety of cameras, typewriters and
                                                               accounting machines.
HISTORY ’S FUTURE!
Experience your heritage at the Downers Grove Park District
Museum. Take a glimpse back into a past which nostalgia has
                                                               Historians of the
gently etched in our memories. Exercise your mind and expand   Future Club
your knowledge of the community around you. Through            The Museum presents a monthly club for kids who are
                                                               truly interested in history and the museum world. Kids
varied exhibitions and programs, you’ll discover your Museum
                                                               develop a greater appreciation for history and learn how to
and the history of your village.                               apply that knowledge by building leadership and life-long
                                                               learning skills. Participate in a variety of activities: working
The Downers Grove Park District Museum                         with artifacts, learning about the significance of museums,
Location:                    Wandschneider Park                historic research and presentations, docent training, book
                             831 Maple Avenue                  discussions and planning, designing and installing a
                             Downers Grove, IL 60515           museum exhibit. Topics will also be determined by the
Phone:                       630.963.1309                      members’ interests. Some work may be done outside of the
Fax:                         630.963.0496                      regularly scheduled meetings and additional meetings may
Office & Research Hours: Tuesday through Saturday,             be held depending on project demands. The fee covers the
                             8:30 am to 4:30 pm                membership for the 2012 calendar year.
Public Tours:                Tuesday through Saturday,         Age:      9 - 16 years           m/M: 3/10
                             1:00 to 3:00 pm                   Location: The Museum             $R/NR: $60/$85
Group Tours:                 Tuesday through Saturday,         Dates:    1/12, 2/9, 3/8, 4/12, 5/10, 6/14, 7/12, 8/9, 9/13,
                             by appointment only                         10/11, 11/8, 12/13
Admission:                   Free                              Class #   Day         Time
                                                               320002-02 TH          4:00 - 5:30 pm
Contact the Museum at 630.963.1309 for more information
or to book special programs.

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Downers Grove Park District Museum
 Program Ideas & Instructors Wanted!                             Family Victorian Valentine
 Do you have an idea for a new program or family event?          Creations
 Do you have a special talent that you would like to share
 with others? Are you willing to lead an existing program?       Mothers and daughters, join us for an
 If you said “yes” to any of these questions, please call the    afternoon of making Victorian-like Valentine
 Museum at your earliest opportunity.                            cards. See Victorian era Valentine cards from
                                                                 the Museum’s collection to inspire your own
 Docents Wanted!                                                 creations. Mothers & sons and fathers &
 The Museum is actively seeking new docents to join its          daughters or sons may also register as a pair.
 crew. Become an integral component in preserving                This class is for one adult and one child. No
 history's future. Docents lead group tours through the          siblings please.
 Museum. Flexible hours. Training provided. A willingness to     Age:          5 years & up w/adult
 help keep history alive is the only requirement. Contact        m/M:          4/12 pairs
 Museum Supervisor Julie Bunke at jbunke@dgparks.org             Location:     The Museum
 for more information or Volunteer Coordinator Pat Semple        Instructor:   Museum Staff
 at psemple@dgparks.org for other volunteer opportunities.       Class #   Date              Day      Time             $R/NR
                                                                 320005-01 2/4               SA       1:30 - 3:00 pm   $12/$18 per pair
 Museum Outreach Programs
 Let the Museum bring history to you! Learn about                Make a Civil War Photograph for Families
 genealogy, preserving family heirlooms and the Museum
                                                                 Honor the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. See Civil War photographs from the
 profession. Programs can be tailored to your group’s interest
 and age level and includes a hands-on component.                Museum’s collection. Dress like a Civil War soldier and have your photograph taken.
                                                                 Play period games. Please register one adult and list the names and ages of
 Scout & Youth Group Programs                                    household members who will attend.
 The Museum offers a variety of hands-on, educational            Age:      All Ages                   m/M:             3/5 households
 programs for scouts and other youth groups. Sharpen your        Location: The Museum                 Instructor:      Museum Staff
 thinking skills and explore your community’s past with an       Class #   Date              Day      Time             $R/NR
 interactive group activity. Topics include maps of Downers      320006-01 2/18              SA       1:30 - 3:00 pm   $35/$52 per household
 Grove, historic architecture, cemetery walks and Victorian
 manners and games. Programs can be tailored for your            American Girl Doll Tea Party
 group’s age level and specific interests upon request. Staff    Dress-up and bring your favorite American Girl Doll to the Museum for a special
 will help match your organization with an excellent             tea party. Enjoy scrumptious treats and share stories about your doll. Play games
 program. Programs may fulfill various scout badge
                                                                 that were popular during her era in history.
 requirements.
                                                                 Age:      7 - 12 years               m/M:             5/10
 Downers Grove History for                                       Location: The Museum                 $R/$NR:          $12/$18
                                                                 Class #   Date              Day      Time
 Homeschoolers                                                   320016-01 2/25              SA       1:30 - 3:00 pm
 Let the Museum supplement your child’s home school
 educational experience. Kids ages 8 - 12 years participate
 in age appropriate hands-on activities and projects, which      Day off from School Make and Take – Time Capsule                                 New!
 will engage them in their community’s history. Choose from      Bring your favorite family photos, toy and a small memento or two and learn how to
 a wide range of topics or customize a program.                  store these items for a future opening. You can use a time capsule to place your
                                                                 predictions in, or your hopes of a certain project, and put it away for as long as you
 Volunteer Gardeners Wanted                                      like.
 Join the Museum’s volunteer team and maintain the new           Age:       7 - 12 years              Time:            1:30 - 3:00 pm
 vegetable heirloom garden. Help with planting, weeding,         Locations: Museum                    Instructor:      Museum Staff
 harvesting and related programs.                                Class#    Date              Day      $R/NR            m/M
                                                                 320019-01 3/2               F        $12/$18          5/10
 Teacher’s Professional Development
 Workshops                                                       History Camp on the Road - Spring Break
 The Downers Grove Park District Museum is an Illinois State     Hop on the bus and explore the history of DuPage County. Every day is an ultimate
 Board of Education (ISBE) approved professional provider.       field trip! As we visit museums far and wide, experience history as it is meant to be.
 Teachers earn CPDUs for participating in these workshops
                                                                 Bring a sack lunch each day for the trip. The bus leaves promptly at 9:30 am.
 which are specially designed and cover methods,
                                                                 Age:      7 - 12 years                                Time:         9:30 am - 3:00 pm
 information and resources available for use in the
                                                                 Location: Meet at the Museum                          Instructor:   Museum Staff
 classroom. Activities provided meet state curriculum
                                                                 Class #       Date          Day         $R/NR         m/M
 standards. Workshops may be customized upon request.            320018-01     3/26 - 3/30   M-F         $140/$165     4/5
 Gather a group of teachers together and reserve your            320018-02     3/26          M           $30/$35       1/1
 workshop today!                                                 320018-03     3/27          TU          $30/$35       1/1
 Registration required at Lincoln Center, 935 Maple              320018-04     3/28          W           $30/$35       1/1
 Avenue, the Recreation & Fitness Center, 4500 Belmont           320018-05     3/29          TH          $30/$35       1/1
 Road or online at www.dgparks.org.                              320018-06     3/30          F           $30/$35       1/1


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                                                  Downers Grove Park District Museum
American Girl Doll Game Day
Enjoy an afternoon of historic games with your favorite American
Girl Doll. Play games of the time she lived in. You’ll have fun making
new friends and learning about your doll’s history.
Age:      7 - 12 years           m/M:                5/10
Location: The Museum             Instructor:         Museum Staff
Class #   Date            Day    Time                $R/NR
320009-01 4/14            SA     1:30 - 3:00 pm      $12/$18

Spring Gardening
Learn preparation and other spring gardening techniques for
heirloom/organic gardens. Begin planting spring veggies in the
Museum’s Heritage Garden.
Age:      All Ages               m/M:                5/20
Location: The Museum             Instructor:         Museum Staff
Class #   Date            Day    Time                $R/NR
320010-01 4/26            TH     3:00 - 4:30 pm      $5/$8

Tea Time
Children of all ages are                                                   Civil War Veteran Cemetery Tour
cordially invited to bring
                                                                           Honor the Civil War and visit the gravesites of local Civil War
their mothers and
                                                                           veterans at the Main Street Cemetery. Learn about their roles in
grandmothers to a
                                                                           battle and contributions to the community. This program also
Victorian tea party
                                                                           coincides with the annual Civil War Encampment on the Museum
complete with culinary
                                                                           Campus. Meet at the Museum and walk to the cemetery.
delicacies complemented
                                                                           Comfortable shoes required and dress for the weather. Participants
by sparkling conversation
                                                                           must register prior to the program and show proof of registration.
and parlor amusements.
                                                                           Age:        All ages         m/M:             5/25
Catered by Lemon Tree                                                      Location: Meet at the Museum & walk to the Main Street Cemetery
Grocer.                                                                    Instructor: Museum Staff
Age:      All ages               m/M:                10/14                 Class #   Date          Day       Time               $R/NR
Location: The Museum                                                       320017-01 5/19          SA        1:00 - 1:45 pm     $5/$8
Class #   Date            Day    Time                $R/NR                 320017-02 5/19          SA        2:15 - 3:00 pm     $5/$8
320015-01 5/5             SA     1:30 - 3:00 pm      $20/$29
                                                                           Civil War Encampment
May is National Historic Preservation Month New!                           Back by popular demand! The 10th Regiment, Illinois Volunteer
Celebrate May as National Historic Preservation Month and take a           Infantry is returning to Wandschneider Park to demonstrate the
walking tour of Maple Avenue. Come and hear the fascinating                hardships of the typical Civil War Soldier. Enjoy your day learning
stories of the early settlers and see the beautiful homes they lived in.   from the soldiers about uniforms, equipment, weapons and their
Age:      All ages                  m/M:             15/25                 daily routine.
Location: Meet at the Museum        Instructor:      Museum Staff          Location: The Museum              Admission is FREE!
Class #   Date            Day       Time           $R/NR                   Age         Date        Day       Time
320020-01 5/12            SA        1:30 - 3:00 pm $8/$13                  All ages    5/19        SA        12:00 - 4:00 pm

Afternoon off from School                                                  American Girl Doll Overnight                                      New!
Make and Take – Scrapbook                                        New!      It’s party time for girls and their favorite American Girl Doll.
Bring your favorite family photos and learn how to preserve them in        Children bring their doll for a program of crafts, stories and
a scrapbook. Each participant will get a 12x12 scrapbook and pages         energetic activities. Then the dolls stay for an ‘overnight party’ filled
to take home.                                                              with their own special fun. On Monday, children pick up their
Age:       7 - 12 years          Time:               1:30 - 3:00 pm        friends and receive a scrapbook of pictures showing all of the fun!
Locations: Museum                Instructor:         Museum Staff          Age:      4 - 6 years             m/M:               6/10
Class#    Date            Day    $R/NR               m/M                   Location: Lincoln Center
320021-01 5/15            TU     $15/$20             5/10                  Class #   Date          Day       Time               $R/NR
                                                                           372013-01 3/2           F         6:00 - 7:00 pm     $25/$37


                                     y. . .
         For a History Birthday Part
                  see page 8!

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Active Adult Center
 The Center offers many
 activities and services,
 including:
 Cards & Games
 •   Bridge (Lessons and Duplicate)
 •   Pinochle
 •   Poker
 •   Bunco
 •   Canasta
 •   Billiards
 •   Dominoes
 •   Rummikube
 •   Chess
 •   Mahjong
 Social Clubs
 •   Tuesday and Thursday Craft Clubs
 •   Café 50 Social Hour
 •   Red Hat Chapter                        Downers Grove Park District Active Adult Center
 •   Senior Men’s Group
                                            Pursue fulfilling activities including recreation, education, health,
 Leisure Activities                         nutrition and social service with programs designed for, but not limited to, adults
 & Programs                                 55 years and older. The Center is located on the third level of Lincoln Center,
 Program details can be found in            935 Maple Avenue. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
 the Adult Leisure section                  The phone number is 630.963.1314.
 • Wii Bowling
 • Mini Golf League                         See the Adult General Interest section beginning on page 50 for programs and special
 • Summer Walking Program                   events.
 • Popcorn Matinee Movies
 •• Bean Bag League                         Active Adult Center Travel                      Who — Me? Volunteer?
    Birthday Bingo                          DAY TRIPS include destinations such as          Volunteers are vital to the Center for Active
 • Theme Parties                            professional performances, concerts,            Adults. Volunteerism is one of the easiest
 • Artists Drop In Program
                                            sporting events, shopping trips, casinos,       and best ways to become involved and the
 • Acrylic and Oil Painting
 • Older Americans Month                    cultural tours and restaurant dining.           primary way many services are provided.
    Celebration (May)                       EXTENDED TRIPS give special attention to        Volunteers enjoy the many benefits of
                                            dietary needs, slow-paced itineraries and       volunteering, including meeting new
 Lifelong Learning                          comfortable accommodations. Contact the         people, learning new skills, accomplishing
 •   Rules of the Road                      Active Adult Center for information about       projects and assisting behind the scenes with
 •   Defensive Driving Class                trips.                                          monthly parties and special events. If you
 •   Coffee with an Expert                                                                  would like to become a part of our
 •   Volunteer Opportunities                Dial-A-Ride                                     volunteer team, please contact the Center
 •   Book Club
                                            Dial-A-Ride is a service sponsored by           office at 630.963.1314 between 9:00 am and
 Services & Benefits                        Downers Grove Township. Township                1:00 pm.
 • Golf (Discounted Rate)                   residents 65 or better, or who have a
 • Income Tax Assistance (AARP)             disability, may travel anywhere within the      Scarlett Bloomers Red Hat Chapter
 • Legal Assistance (Prairie State)         township, to Good Samaritan Hospital and        Ladies! Join the red-hatted revolution! From
 • Senior Health Insurance                  to Suburban Hospital, Monday through            monthly themed luncheons and slumber-
   Program (SHIP)                           Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Riders must         less overnight parties to weekly game clubs
 • Transportation Assistance
                                            have an RTA pass, which can be applied for      and luncheon trips, the Downers Grove
   (RTA Cards)
 • Blood Pressure Screening                 at the Township office. Rides must be           Park District Scarlett Bloomers does it all.
                                            reserved at least two days in advance by        To join the Scarlett Bloomers Red Hat
                                            calling the Downers Grove Township office       Chapter, contact the Active Adult Center at
                                            at 630.968.6408. The fare is $5 for each one-   630.963.1314 or call the Lincoln Center
                                            way trip.                                       registration office at 630.963.1300.

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                                                                             Spring Break Programs
SERVICES
All services are designed for adults 55 years and older.
Register by calling the Active Adult Center at 630.963.1314.
                                                                        Spring Break
Health Screenings
Sponsored by Prestige Home Health Services, Inc.
                                                                        Escape
Free blood pressure checks, fasting glucose tests, oxygen levels,       Join us for awesome days filled with
spinal screenings and hearing tests are available each month.
Age:        Adult                   Location:          Lincoln Center   your favorite activities including
Date
9/28; 10/26; 11/23; 12/28
                              Day
                              W
                                    Time
                                    10:30 am
                                                       m/M
                                                       1/100
                                                                        field trips, games, sports, crafts and
                                                                        more. Meet new people, make new
AARP Free Income Tax Service
Sponsored by AARP                                                       friends and have a good time!
AARP volunteer tax counselors will be at Lincoln Center on              Registration must be made at least one week in advance.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning February 2 through April 12
                                                                        Age:      5 - 12 years           m/M: 12/18
from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. E-filing is available for your
                                                                        Location: Lincoln Center
convenience. Please call 630.963.1314 between the hours of              Class #     Date          Day    Time                 $R/NR
9:00 am and 1:00 pm, Monday through Friday to schedule an               319900-01 3/26 - 3/30 M - F      9:00 am - 5:00 pm $150/$225
appointment. This program is a service for elderly and                  An optional daily fee of R$35/NR$53 is available pending enrollment.
individuals meeting low-income requirements.
                                                                        Other fun and exciting ways to spend your spring break include:
AARP Drivers Safety Program
Successful completion of the two-day safety course may qualify                                                          FUNdamental
those over 55 for a reduction in their liability insurance plan. The
program is not connected with the written driving exam.                                                                 Soccer Spring
Age:      Adult                     m/M:               10/30                                                            Break Camp –
Location: Lincoln Center            Day: W & TH
Time:     9:00 am - 1:00 pm                                                                                             see page 36
Date        Fee
1/4 & 1/5   AARP Member $12/Non-Member $14
3/7 & 3/8                                                                                                              Kid’s First
5/2 & 5/3
                                                                                                                       Spring Break
Rules of the Road Driving Exam Review                                                                                  Baseball Camp
Sponsored by the State of Illinois                                                                                     – page 38
Prepare for the general written and road sign exam and updates
on Rules of the Road.
Age:       Adult       Location: Lincoln Center                                                                        Spring Break
Date                        Day       Time             Fee     m/M
1/23, 5/21, 9/17            M         1:00 - 3:30 pm   Free    10/30                                                   Chess Scholars
                                                                                                                       Camp –
Senior Health Insurance Program – S.H.I.P                                                                              see page 47
Trained volunteers are available to assist you in completing
medical forms and evaluating your personal insurance needs.
Volunteers are also available to assist with questions regarding                                                       Lyman Woods
reverse mortages, review of legal documents, and retirement
planning. Appointments are scheduled by calling 630.963.1314.                                                          Spring Break
                                                                                                                       Camp – see
Older Americans Month Celebration                                                                                      page 71
Older Americans Month pays homage to the many ways in which
older adults bring inspiration and continuity to the fabric of our
communities. Join the celebration as we honor you and your                                                             History Camp
contributions. Look for details in April for parties and events.
                                                                                                                       on the Road
                                                                                                                       Spring Break –
                                                                                                                       see page 74
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Parks / For Your Information


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FACILITIES
1. Administrative Office (2455 Warrenville Rd.)        3.8         2                                                                                     Administrative Office & Maintenance Facility
2. Downers Grove Park District Golf Club              90.0                                                                                               9 Holes, Men’s Par 36-Women’s Par 38,
    (2420 Haddow Ave.)                                                                                                                                   Driving Range, Clubhouse, Food/beverage
3. Downers Grove Park District Museum at               4.0         2              1     l                                                                Historical Museum Tours, Gazebo
    Wandschneider Park (831 Maple Ave.)
4. Downers Grove Park District                        10.2       Fitness Center, Gymnasiums, Indoor Track, Portable Indoor Golf & Batting Cages,         Outdoor Walking Trail .55 mi
    Recreation Center (4500 Belmont Rd.)                         Childcare, Meeting Rooms, SEASPAR Offices, Fitness Studios, Registration
5. Lincoln Community Center,                           5.2         5      l             l                                                                Meeting Rooms, Registration, Senior Center,
    Constitution Park (935 Maple Ave.)                                                                                                                   Gym, Preschool, Performing Arts, Parties

6. William F. Sherman, Jr. Interpretive Center       135.7         8      l             l             l                     l                            Interpretive Center, Guided Tours
    at Lyman Woods (901 31st Street)
PARK SITES
7. Belmont & Curtiss                                   1.0         2                                                        l
8. Belmont Prairie (Cross & Haddow)                    9.8                                            l                     l                            Guided Tours, IL Nature Preserve
9. Bending Oaks (W. of Lee, N. of Elmore)              0.8
10. Blackburn & 68th                                   1.2
11. Blodgett & Elmwood                                 0.5         2
12. Burlington & Walnut                               25.2         1                                                                                     Includes Belmont Prairie Buffer
13. Walter B. Carroll (59th West of Middaugh)          2.7
14. Concord Square (Springside & Concord)             10.3         3                    l                                          1              1
                                                                                                                                                         Lighted Ballfields, Synthetic Turf Field
15. Doerhoefer Park (41st & Saratoga)                 13.0         4      l             l                     5      3             2              1      Basketball, Tennis
16. Downer Burial Place (Linscott S. of Grant)         0.2                                                                                               Historical Site
17. Dunham Place (71st & Dexter)                      21.8          2                   l                                                                Bank Fishing
18. Ebersold Park (59th & Main)                       18.9          9                   l             l                                           1      BBQ Grill, Sled Hill
19. Fishel Park (Grove near Main)                      1.9         10            l      l                                                                Veteran’s Memorial Bandshell
20. Frankowiak Park (59th & Middaugh to Brookbank)     1.6
21. Gilbert Park (1500 Gilbert)                        7.7         10     l      l      l                            1             1                     Lighted Ballfield, 4 BBQ Grills
22. Highland & 39th                                    1.5          1
23. Hoopers Hollow (Chicago & Cornell)                10.0          2                   l                                                                BBQ Grill
24. Hummer Park (4833 Fairview)                       11.0         40     l      l      l                                                 l              Pavilion, 7 BBQ Grills
25. Lee & Grant Park                                   5.0          1
26. Loy Park (Warren & Pershing)                       1.7          2                   l                            1
27. Maple & Sherman (1903 Maple)                       2.4          2
28. Mar-Duke Farm (6761 Saratoga)                      9.3                              l                                                                Garden Plots
29. Memorial Park (1500 Maple)                         8.0         4                    l                            2                                   Lighted Ballfield, Forest Preserve

30. McCollum Park (6801 S. Main)                      50.0         34     l      l      l             l      10      4             2              3         Lighted Ballfields, Volleyball, Basketball,
                                                                                                                                                            Tennis, Miniature Golf, 5 BBQ Grills,
31. NICOR (Easement)                                  14.3                                                                                                  6 Horseshoe Courts
32. Northside Park (Venard & Saratoga)                 5.7                              l                                                                    Disc Golf, Sled Hill
33. O’Brien Park (6909 S. Dunham)                     17.5         3                    l                            1             1              1
                                                                                                                                                             5 BBQ Grills, Fishing & Waterfowl
34. Patriots Park-Barth Pond (55th & Grand)           27.4         16            l      l             l                                   l                  Observation, Non-motorized Boating
35. Prince Pond (Franklin & Linscott)                  2.2          2            l      l                                                 l              Fishing & Waterfowl Observation
36. Randall Park (Randall & Park)                      5.3         3                    l                     2      1                                   Lighted Tennis Courts, 2 BBQ Grills
37. Ruth K. Powers Park (Norfolk & Springside)         9.0         4                    l                            2                                   BBQ Grill
38. 2nd & Cumnor                                       0.2
39. 62nd & Brookbank                                   1.1
40. 62nd & Carpenter                                   0.74
41. 63rd & Brookbank                                   2.9                              l                                                         1
42. Spring Park (65th & Lyman)                         6.1                                                                  l                                    Playground equipment
                                                                                                                                                                 features accessible ramps
43. Sterling & Davis                                   0.6         1                    l                                          1
                                                                                                                                                                 and/or transfer stations.
44. Sterling North Park (Curtiss E. of Belmont)        8.2
45. Stonewall & Concord                                4.4
46. Wallingford Park (41st & Earlston)                 5.0         2                    l                                   l                            Wetlands
47. Washington Park (835 Prairie)                      4.7         4             l      l                            1                            2      Seating Plaza with Fountain
48. Whitlock Park (40th & Fairview)                   22.0         6      l      l      l             l              3                            1      2 BBQ Grills

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Parks / For Your Information
 A Special Thanks                                         American with Disabilities Act                          Discipline
 The Downers Grove Park District wants to thank           The Downers Grove Park District is committed to         The park district applies a caring, positive approach
 the community organizations that have contributed        accessibility for individuals with disabilities and     to discipline. Rules are reviewed with participants
 to the support and success of the many events and        strives to provide equal, integrated participation in   and staff is willing to work with parents to develop
 activities offered throughout the year, including:       all programs, activities and services. The park         behavior modification programs as necessary. The
 • DGTV                                                   district’s policy is to reasonably accommodate all      park district reserves the right to dismiss a
 • Downers Grove School Districts 58 & 99                 qualified program applicants in accordance with         participant whose behavior creates an unsafe
 • Downers Grove Fire Department                          the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). We           environment.
 • Downers Grove Historical Society                       welcome the questions, comments and concerns of
 • Downers Grove Police Department                        interested community members regarding park             Employment Opportunities
 • Downers Grove Public Library                           district ADA compliance. To arrange for auxiliary       The park district is pleased to accept applications
 • First Baptist Church                                   aids or accommodations enabling individuals with        for posted employment opportunities. Refer to our
 • Forest Preserve District of DuPage County              disabilities to participate in park district public     web site at www.dgparks.org for current openings.
 • The Grove Foundation                                   meetings, or to request publications in a special
 • Midwestern University                                  format (such as CD or large print), contact the park    Enewsletter
 • Park District Volunteers and Donors                    district’s ADA Coordinator, Deborah Utecht, by          Sign up to receive updates, special programs,
 • Village of Downers Grove                               calling 630.963.1304 or by writing to 2455              promotions and alerts via the Park District
                                                          Warrenville Rd., Downers Grove, IL 60515.               enewsletter at www.dgparks.org.
 Adopt-A-Park Partners
 The Downers Grove Park District invites                  Code of Conduct                                         Facebook Page
 individuals and neighborhood or scout groups to          To ensure an enjoyable and safe program for all         Become a fan of the Downers Grove Park
 volunteer for our Adopt-A-Park Partners program          participants, the park district has developed the       District to get updates on programs,
 providing assistance with beautification projects,       following behavior code.                                field/skating conditions and specials.
 seasonal plantings, park workdays and                    Participants must:
 neighborhood park watch. For more information,           • Show respect to all participants and staff            For Your Safety
 call Volunteer Coordinator Pat Semple at                 • Refrain from using foul language                      In the event of a serious accident or illness, it is the
 630.963.1300.                                            • Refrain from causing bodily harm                      park district’s policy to contact 9-1-1 for emergency
                                                          • Show respect to equipment, supplies and               first aid and transportation to the hospital.
 Aerosling Swings                                            facilities                                           Preschool-age children enrolled in park district
 Portable swings for children with disabilities are       • Additional rules are developed for specific           programs are not released from a class to anyone
 available to residents on a weekly sign-out basis at        programs as deemed necessary by the staff            other than a parent or guardian unless advance
 Lincoln Center, McCollum Park Concession and                                                                     written notification is given to the instructor.
 the SEASPAR office. Aerosling swings can be locked       DGTV
 onto existing swing sets and are accessible from a       Look for Downers Grove Park District park board
 wheelchair. The swings can also accept a feeder seat     meeting and program information on DGTV
 and offer several seating positions to accommodate       Channel 6.
 various needs. For more information call
 630.963.1300.




 Lightning Prediction System                                                                                        Vandalism Tipster Award Program
 The ThorGuard Lightning Prediction System is installed in five zones, at 19 sites throughout the park              PREVENT SENSELESS DAMAGE ─ In an effort
 district. Each zone has a base unit with sensors that set off warning sirens at the base unit and its              to reduce and eliminate senseless damage caused
 satellite stations in surrounding parks. The lightning prediction sensor at each of the five zones                 by vandalism, the Downers Grove Park District
 operates independently of the other. Therefore, it is possible that conditions and alert signals can vary          encourages you to report any information you
 from one end of the community to the other (zone to zone). The North Zone includes Doerhoefer                      have about individuals causing damage to District
 and Whitlock parks. The Central Zone includes Lincoln Center, Constitution, Ebersold, Gilbert,                     property.
 Hummer, Memorial, Patriots, Randall, Washington and Fishel parks. The South Zone includes                          $ REWARD $ ─ If the information you provide
 McCollum Park, Concord Square, O’Brien, Powers, 63rd at Brookbank and Mar-Duke Farm parks.                         leads to the arrest and conviction of the
 The golf course and Lyman Woods operate in two separate zones.                                                     perpetrator or conspirator, you may be eligible
 The system will be activated from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm begining in March; except at Lyman Woods,                     for a reward of $5,000 for vandalism in excess of
                                                                                                                    $2,500.
 Lincoln Center, Hummer, Gilbert, Memorial, McCollum and Doerhoefer parks where the system will
 remain active until approximately 11:00 p.m. in conjunction with lighted activities and athletic fields.           CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATION ─
                                                                                                                    All communications between the Vandalism
 When the ThorGuard system predicts lightning in the area, an 8-second warning horn will sound and                  Tipster and the Downers Grove Park District are
 a warning strobe-light will activate at the base and each satellite park in the zone. Anyone who hears             strictly confidential. CALL 630.963.1304
 the horn or sees the strobe-light should seek shelter immediately. All activities at the park should stop.
 The strobe-light will continue to flash until the all clear signal is received. After the danger is reduced,
 an all-clear signal of two (three at the golf course) short horn blasts will sound and the strobe light
 will turn off. The park district urges you to use common sense when recreating outdoors in inclement
 weather.


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                                                                                  Parks / For Your Information
Gift Cards                                               Park Permits                                             Safety and Park Etiquette for Pets
Give a gift of recreation! The Downers Grove Park        Reserve a park site by completing and submitting a       and People
District offers gift cards in any amount and can be      park permit request form available at the Recreation     • Dogs must be leashed at all times. Leashes must
used for hundreds of different classes, activities and   Center, 4500 Belmont Road. Outdoor facility                be no more than 6 feet in length.
events. Purchase gift cards year-round at Lincoln        permits are required for groups of 20 or more one        • The person in control of the animal is
Center, 935 Maple Avenue, the Recreation Center,         week in advance of permit date. Any permit request         responsible for cleaning up pet waste. Violation
4500 Belmont Road and during the season at the           of 100 or more attendees requires a special event          of these ordinances is subject to a fine.
Golf Course Clubhouse, 2420 Haddow Avenue. Call          permit. Groups with an approved permit shall have        • Dogs are not allowed on athletic fields,
630.963.1300 for more information.                       priority use of the park site. Resident groups may         playground areas, jogging paths or at Lyman
                                                         submit requests for park pavilions beginning the           Woods and Belmont Prairie.
Ice Skating - Outdoor                                    first business day in February. Nonresident groups       • Please bring a water dish as pets are not allowed
Ice skating enthusiasts may take advantage of our        may submit requests for park pavilions beginning           to drink from fountains.
outdoor skating areas located at Prince Pond and         the first business day in March. There is a fee for
Hummer Park. Evening skating is available at             picnic site and park facility usage. Alcoholic           Speakers Bureau
Prince Pond. All skating areas are unsupervised. No      beverages are not permitted in any park district         The Speakers Bureau is a community service
restroom facilities are available during the winter      facility. Restrooms are available from mid-April         designed to provide residents with information
months. Ice skating at Barth Pond will not occur         through late October. For field rentals, please see      about the diverse and exciting leisure opportunities
this season due to shoreline stabilization               page 7. For more information, please call the            available through the park district. Members of the
improvements, currently under construction. Signs        Recreation Center at 630.960.7250.                       Board of Park Commissioners and staff are on call
warning of thin ice (closed to skating) are removed                                                               to speak to groups such as homeowner associations,
when the ice is considered safe, or you may call the     Participant Publicity Acknowledgement                    PTAs, service clubs, churches and businesses. If you
Parkline at 630.963.0575 for updated skating             Downers Grove Park District staff occasionally           are interested in scheduling a free presentation or
information.                                             photographs or videotapes program participants or        would like more information, call 630.963.1304.
                                                         park visitors for publicity purposes. Please be aware
Inclusive Recreation Programs                            that these photos may be used in park district           Thank You for Not Feeding the Waterfowl
In a continuing effort to meet the needs of residents    publications, the district’s website or other            While we encourage you to enjoy our park wildlife,
with special needs, SEASPAR and the Downers              promotions.                                              we also ask that you let them find their own food
Grove Park District provide inclusive recreation                                                                  sources. Because food supplied by people is easy for
services. This means that individuals with               Partnerships in Play                                     birds to obtain, ducks and geese lose their natural
disabilities are able to participate in programs         The Partnerships in Play program with the                migratory instincts. This eventually leads to
offered by the park district. This inclusive             Downers Grove Park District offers many different        overpopulation and makes these creatures more
recreation environment provides residents with           opportunities for partnership. Whether it’s              susceptible to disease and predators.
disabilities greater choices for their leisure and       visibility through advertising, onsite exposure and
allows all residents to learn about one another as       promotions, or an opportunity to invest in your          Tree/Bench Tribute
they participate together. Let the park district and     community, the Park District can assist you in           The tree and bench sponsorship program is an
SEASPAR know of your special needs and interests         achieving your goals. Reach your target markets          opportunity to memorialize a loved one or
so we can be prepared to provide you with                through one of several opportunities including           recognize birthdays, graduations, anniversaries,
appropriate services. Find out more about                special events, programs, facilities, signage,           retirements or any of life’s special moments. It’s a
SEASPAR on page 82.                                      publications and electronic advertising! We hope         gift that lasts for decades. Sponsorship also provides
                                                         you will take this opportunity to review the             an opportunity for businesses, organizations and
Insurance                                                material on our website www.dgparks.org (click           civic groups to contribute to their community’s
The park district carries no medical insurance and       information, then click partners) and select the         beautification. A variety of trees and benches are
assumes no liability for personal injuries or loss of    options that may interest you. You may also request      available. For more information, refer to the park
personal property while attending park district          your Partnerships in Play packet by contacting our       district website at www.dgparks.org or call the park
activities. A participant’s policy must cover any        Public Information team at 630.963.1300 or               district at 630.963.1300.
medical cost incurred.                                   partners@dgparks.org.
                                                                                                                  Volunteers
Newsletters                                              Play Pass                                                Volunteers are needed to help with everything
Park Places, a quarterly newsletter, is mailed to all    It’s your easy way to play. The Play Pass is your Park   from coaching to collating and from greeting to
park district residents. Learn about park district       District ID card. It allows you to access your Park      weeding. Opportunities are available at the
programs, ongoing and upcoming projects and              District Account, renew memberships and purchase         Museum, our natural areas and parks, the
improvements and meet the people who make it             golf value packages on-line and purchase open gym,       Active Adult Center, the Golf Club and for
possible to take time for fun.                           group exercise and track passes.                         special events. Everyone from teens to seniors
Park Avenews, which provides information about                                                                    can get involved. You’ll have fun, make new
events, trips and programs, is published during the      Resident Grant Programs                                  friends, learn new skills, and enrich the lives of
school year and is distributed through District 58’s     Residents unable to participate due to financial         your neighbors in the community. For more
digital backpack and directly to your inbox through      reasons may qualify for a partial waiver of program      information visit www.dgparks.org.
the park district enewsletter system. Sign up at         fees. For more information call 630.963.1300.
www.dgparks.org.                                                                                                  Watercraft on Barth Pond
                                                                                                                  Canoes, kayaks, rowboats and other non-motorized
                                                                                                                  watercraft are allowed on Barth Pond at Patriots
                                                                                                                  Park, 55th Street and Grand Avenue. Please follow
                                                                                                                  all posted boating rules.


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SEASPAR                                                                Community Partners
                                                                       Downers Grove
                                                                       Youth Baseball
                                                                       (DGYB)
                                                                       DGYB is an organization
                                                                       of leagues designed to
                                                                       meet the varying skills
                                                                       and development
                                                                       requirements of all
                                                                       potential ballplayers
                                                                       ages 6 to 15. Call
                                                                       630.963.BALL
                                                                       (630.963.2255) or visit
                                                                       www.dgyb.org for
                                                                       information.

                                                                       D.O.L.L.S.
                                                                       Downers Own Little Lassies Softball
                                                                       The D.O.L.L.S. fast-pitch softball program provides teams for girls
                                                                       from first grade to 23 years of age, with levels of play ranging from
                                                                       recreational to highly competitive. Visit www.dgdolls.com for
                                                                       information.

                                                                       Downers Grove Roadrunners Soccer Club
                                                                       An independent soccer club that competes against other
                                                                       community teams, Roadrunners is a traveling soccer program for
                                                                       boys and girls ages 8 to 18. Visit www.DGRoadrunners.org or call

    Happy Anniversary
                                                                       630.719.1807 for information.

                                                                       Panther Junior Football Association

                      SEASPAR!                                         The Panther Junior Football Association, a tackle football
                                                                       program for the youth of Downers Grove and neighboring
                                                                       communities, is open to boys ages 8 through 14 (but not yet
                                                                       entering high school) in September 2012. Call the Panther
   SEASPAR, the South East Association for Special
                                                                       Football Hotline at 630.375.7730 for information.
   Parks And Recreation, is a cooperative of Downers
   Grove Park District and ten neighboring                             Grove Players
   communities.                                                        Since 1936 Grove Players, Downers Grove’s community theatre,
   The association has been providing year-round recreation and        has earned the respect of theater patrons for the quality of its
   social opportunities for individuals with disabilities for thirty   productions and has offered area residents the opportunity to
   five years. SEASPAR serves as an extension of each member           partake in the challenges and rewards of this art form. For more
                                                                       information, visit its website at www.groveplayers.org or call
   community and is committed to providing comprehensive
                                                                       630.415.3682.
   recreation opportunities for all of their residents.
   Inclusion assistance is provided by SEASPAR to those                Horseshoe Club
   individuals who wish to participate in their home district          The Downers Grove Park District Horseshoe Club meets at
   program. When registering for a program, the park district or       McCollum Park on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings at
   recreation department should be informed of any                     6:30 pm from the beginning of May through the end of August.
   accommodations needed in order to successfully participate          Call Don Sutton at 630.969.1908 for information.
   in the program.
   If you are interested in receiving more information regarding
                                                                       Downers Grove Bicycle Club
                                                                       Cyclists of all skill levels are invited to join the Downers Grove
   our programs, please call SEASPAR at 630.960.7600, visit our
                                                                       Bicycle Club for organized riders, social events and community
   Web site at www.seaspar.org, or stop by your park and/or            involvement. Visit www.downersgrovebicycleclub.org or call
   recreation agency to pick up a brochure. Don’t let the winter       630.670.8000 for more information.
   blues get in the way of you having year-round fun!



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                                                                                Registration Information
                                                                                                SEASPAR

4 EASY WAYS
TO REGISTER!                                         Don’t hMRess ent Lottery!
                                                         t e
                                                             is
                                                                id
Registration Form on next page
     ONLINE www.dgparks.org                          Be sure to register early – sessions fill quickly!
Complete your registration form and
submit credit card payment                                Your registration form must be received by noon on
online by visiting our website at                         Tuesday, December 13 to be included in the computer-
www.dgparks.org.
The electronic form substitutes                           generated lottery.
for and has the same legal effect
as the original document.
                                                          Open/nonresident registration begins Monday,
                                                          December 19.
     DROP-OFF                                             Call 630.963.1300 or visit www.dgparks.org for details.
Bring your completed registration form
and payment (cash, check, money order,
Visa, MasterCard, AmEx or                            Registration Dates                               • List your additional program choices so
Discover) directly to:                               • All park district resident registration          that you may be placed in the next
Lincoln Community Center                               forms received through noon on                   available class if your first choice is
935 Maple Avenue, Room 204                             Tuesday, December 13 will be included            filled. You will be placed on a waiting
Downers Grove, IL 60515-4997                           in a computer-generated lottery.                 list for your first choice if all of your
                                                     • All resident registration forms received         choices are filled.
Registration Office Hours:
                                                       after noon on Tuesday, December 13             • Checks or money orders may be made
Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
                                                       will be dated and processed according to         payable to the Downers Grove Park
Saturday 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
                                                       the date received after the lottery              District.
Recreation and Fitness Center                                                                         • There is a $25 service charge for
4500 Belmont Road                                      completion.
                                                     • Online registration will not be available        returned checks.
Downers Grove, IL 60515
                                                       beginning noon on Tuesday, December
Registration Office Hours:                             13 through 8:30 am on Wednesday,
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm                      December 14.
                                                                                                      Age Criteria
Saturday & Sunday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm                  • Nonresidents may register beginning            Appropriate age levels are established by
After Hours:                                           8:30 am on Monday, December 19.                our staff of professionals to ensure a
For convenient after-hours drop-off, a mail slot     • Residents of school districts 58/99 may        rewarding experience for all children.
is located in the door at the top of the stairs at     register in person or via mail during the      Children must meet the age requirements
Lincoln Center’s north entrance, and outside the       same registration period and at the            of a class within one week after the starting
Recreation Center to the left of the main              same rate as residents for activities or       date of the class, with the exception of
entrance.                                              class sections offered at school facilities.   Lincoln Learning Center Preschool.

     MAIL-IN                                         Registration Guidelines                          Recreation Refund Policy
Mail your completed registration form and            • The Park District uses the lottery to          • If you choose to withdraw from a class,
payment (check, money order, Visa,                     insure that all residents have an equal          a refund will be issued or placed in your
MasterCard, AmEx or Discover) to:                      opportunity of being chosen for their            account when a completed Refund
Downers Grove Park District                            classes. The lottery is a computer-              Request Form is submitted 72 hours
Lincoln Community Center                               generated random selection method of             prior to the first class meeting and will
935 Maple Avenue, Room 204                             filling Park District classes and                be subject to a 10% service charge.
Downers Grove, IL 60515-4997                           programs. The lottery is for residents         • A prorated withdrawal refund will be
                                                       only.                                            issued in cases of illness or injury when
                                                     • Although payment is processed                    accompanied by a doctor’s note.
     FAX                                               immediately, registration is not
Fax your completed registration form and
                                                       confirmed until after the lottery.
credit card payment to: 630.963.5884
                                                     • Participants should assume they are
The facsimile form substitutes                         enrolled in their first choice unless
for and has the same legal effect                      otherwise notified by park district staff.
as the original document.
Phone registrations
will not be accepted.

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REGISTRATION FORM
 Home Phone (______)________________ Adult First Name ________________________ Family Last Name ________________________________________
 Street Address ___________________________________________ Village ___________________________ Zip Code ________________________________
                                      ___
 Email Address ________________________ Work Phone (______)___________________ Work Contact__________________________________________
 Emergency Phone (______)________________ Emergency Contact______________________________________________
 DO YOU PAY TAXES TO: Downers Grove Park District m Yes                           m No         School District 58 m Yes      m No         School District 99 m Yes      m No

 Participant’s Name                           Sex Birthdate             Class #           Program Name                 Fee            Class # 2nd Choice Class # 3rd Choice




 YES! Donate to the Downers Grove Park District: m $10 m $15 m $25 m Other $______
 How did you hear about this program(s)? _______________________________ TOTAL $
 Attach check payable to: Downers Grove Park District & mail to 935 Maple Ave., Downers Grove, IL 60515-4997. Credit card registrations may be faxed to
 (630) 963-5884. When sent by fax, it is mutually understood that the fax document shall substitute for and have the same legal effect as the original document.
 If first choice is filled, you will be placed in next available choice. If second choice fee is different than first choice fee, please pay the higher amount. A refund
 will be made if necessary. There will be a $25 service charge for returned checks.
 Method of Payment: m Cash                m Check # ___________                   m Credit Card            Office Use Only: APN ___________             Receipt # __________
  _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
 Check One: m Visa          m MC m AmEx m Discover ___ ___ ___ ___ - ___ ___ ___ ___ - ___ ___ ___ ___ - ___ ___ ___ ___ Exp. Date ____
 Cardholder Name ____________________________ Authorized Signature ____________________________ Amount: $ ________________
 This “WAIVER AND RELEASE OF ALL CLAIMS” must be signed by all participating adults and/or one parent or custodial parent or guardian of children
 under 18 years of age. Without the proper signatures, your registration cannot be processed and will be returned to you.
                         WAIVER AND RELEASE OF ALL CLAIMS AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK
 Please read this form carefully and be aware that in signing up and participat-         Photography/videotaping waiver
 ing in the above identified programs/activities, you will be expressly assuming         Photographs and videos are taken by Park District staff to use for promotional purposes.
 the risk and legal liability and waiving and releasing all claims for injuries,         By registering for a program, attending an event or using a Park District facility, you
 damages or loss which you or your minor child/ward might sustain as a result            have granted us permission to use your image for promotional purposes.
 of participating in any and all activities connected with and associated with
 said programs/activities (including transportation services/vehicle operation,          Signature Required
 when provided).                                                                         I have read and fully understand the waiver and release of all claims on this page and
     The Downers Grove Park District (herein collectively referred to as “the            the refund policy. This waiver form is completed and signed of my own free will.
 District”) is committed to conducting its recreation programs and activities in         PLEASE SIGN HERE. All adult participants must sign; one parent or custodial parent or
 a safe manner and holds the safety of participants in high regard. The District         guardian must sign if participant is under the age of 18 years.
 continually strives to reduce such risks and insists that all participants follow
 safety rules and instructions that are designed to protect the participant’s
 safety. However, participants and parents/guardians of minors registering for           SIGNATURE                                                                    DATE
 this program must recognize that there is an inherent risk of injury when
 choosing to participate in recreational activities/programs.
     You are solely responsible for determining if you or your minor child/ward          SIGNATURE                                                                     DATE
 are physically fit and/or adequately skilled for the activities contemplated by
 this agreement. It is always advisable, especially if the participant is pregnant,      SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS AND FOOD ALLERGIES
 suffers from an underlying medical condition, or has recently suffered an ill-
 ness, injury or impairment, to consult a physician before undertaking any
                                                                                          The Downers          m Check here if any participant needs special assistance or
                                                                                          Grove Park               accommodations to participate in programs.
 physical activity.
     I recognize and acknowledge that there are certain risks of physical injury          District strives     Participant’s Name ___________________________________________
 to participants in these programs/activities, and I voluntarily agree to assume          to comply
                                                                                          with the 1990        Program Name______________________________________________
 the full risk of any and all injuries, damages or loss, regardless of severity, that
 my minor child/ward or I may sustain as a result of said participation. I                Americans with       m Check here if any participant has a food-related allergy.
 further agree to waive and relinquish all claims I or my minor child/ward may            Disabilities Act.
 have (or accrue to me or my child/ward) as a result of participating in these                                 Participant’s Name ___________________________________________
 programs/activities against the District, including its officials, agents,                                    Program Name______________________________________________
 volunteers and employees.

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