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					President’s Letter                                                             Table of Contents

Dear Fellow Residents:                                                         Family/Seasonal Special Events . . . . . . 2-3

Our 2010 Parks and Recreation Master Plan is nearing completion, thanks        Horseback Riding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-7
to you, our residents, who attended focus groups, completed surveys and
                                                                               Great Adventures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
shared your thoughts and opinions to help make the Plainfield Park District
a better place to live, work and play.                                         Early Childhood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-19

Thanks to our community’s involvement, we were able to develop and com-        Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-23
plete a statistically-valid Needs Assessment Survey and Special Recreation
Survey last fall. The surveys were a very important element in providing the   Youth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-35
Park District direction to our long-range planning, as well as support to
short-term strategic decision-making.                                          Park Progress Newsletter . . . . . . . . . 36-37

The survey findings have been reviewed and analyzed, and the Park Dis-          Teens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38-41
trict’s existing parks and facilities have been studied and assessed. Vi-
                                                                               Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-43
sion, Goals, Objectives and Strategies were developed and prioritized this
spring, and a draft document was recently reviewed with the Park Board to      Adult Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44-45
obtain feedback and direction.
                                                                               Adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
The Master Plan Team, comprised of Park District residents and staff, is
now in the process of refining the Vision, Goals, Objectives and Strategies,    Adult/Senior Trips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
and staff is working on the draft of the actual Master Plan document. Drafts
will be reviewed by the Park Board in the coming months, with completion       Seniors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48-49
and adoption of the document expected early this fall. The final 2010 Parks
and Recreation Master Plan will then be presented to the public.               Conservation Plainfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

                                                                               Volunteer Opportunities . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Thank you again to everyone who contributed to this process. Your input
on current and future issues concerning the Park District were an important    Special Needs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52-61
step as we continue to move forward and address the needs of our com-
munity.                                                                        Township Disabilities Committee . . . . . . 62

Please note that the center spread of this booklet contains more informa-      Registration Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
tion on projects we are moving forward with, from the Village Green Park
redevelopment to adding a segment to the DuPage River Trail. In addi-          Registration Information/Policies . . . . . . 64
tion, construction on the new Clow Stephens Community Park is also near
completion. Our Board of Commissioners and our entire staff continue to        General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
be committed to providing our residents with the best park system and rec-
                                                                               Park & Facility Amenities . . . . . . . . . 66-67
reational opportunities possible.
                                                                               Park District Maps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68-71
Sincerely,
                                                                               Commissioner & Staff Listing . . . . . . . . .72


Michelle Kelly
President, Board of Commissioners                                              Cover Design by Francine Surbaugh
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                              Family/Seasonal Special Events
Community Day of Play                                               Crafty Ghouls & Goblin Games
This event is a joint celebration of play with the Plainfield Park   Calling all witches, ghosts, goblins and ghouls! Play games,
District and the Romeoville Recreation Department. Bring            win prizes and create some “spook-tacular” crafts! MUST
your family and play! Activities include playground games,          pre-register to participate. KB/MB
inflatable obstacle course, nature scavenger hunt, Fun
Olympics, and giveaways. Don’t miss this fun-filled FREE             Program #     Day       Date          Time            Location
event! KB                                                           16401A1       F         Oct. 22       6-8 pm          HERIT

Day          Date                      Time            Location     Ages 3-10 - Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Sa           Sept. 11                  9:30-11:30 am   FOURS        R $8/NR $12
                                                                    Min. 75/Max. 150
All Ages                                                            Registration deadline is Oct. 18.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
FREE!                                                               Haunted Pony Rides - NEW!
                                                                    Trick-or-treat! Our Normantown Trails Equestrian Center
Fall Fishing Derby                                                  horses will be dressed in their best Halloween costumes and
Bring your bait, bucket and fishing pole to Van Horn Woods           would like to invite you for a ride. We will also have candy
Pond to test your angling skills! The derby will be divided into    for the participants. Rides are 10 minutes long and all riders
three age divisions: 3-5, 6-8 and 9-13. Awards will be given to     must have a signed release form. Helmets will be provided.
the winner of each age division for the longest fish! Registered     Please call ahead to book your pony ride time as those with
participants will receive a goodie bag when they sign in and        reservations will be served first. We try to keep the ride times
be entered into a raffle (winners must be present). All children     on schedule. However, it does take time to switch riders. Your
must be accompanied by an adult. Pond is located on the             patience is appreciated!
Frontage Rd. north of Caton Farm Rd. KB
                                                                    Day           Date                    Time            Location
Program #    Day    Date               Time            Location     Sun.          Oct. 24                 2-3:30 pm       NORM
16406A1      Sa     Sep. 18            8:30-10:30 am   VHWE
                                                                    Pony Rides $10 (10 minutes long)
Ages 3-13
R $11/NR $16.50 per child
Min. 30/Max. 75                                                            DON’T WAIT IN LINE - REGISTER ONLINE!
Registration deadline is Sept. 13.                                            Register your household on our web site,
                                                                                   www.plainfieldparkdistrict.com
Fall Fest - NEW!                                                           by Wednesday, Aug. 4 to use online registration
Kid-friendly thrills and chills are waiting for you! Join us for                  starting Friday, Aug. 6 at 6 p.m.
our new Fall Fest at Four Seasons Park! Enjoy an afternoon
of fall fun including a pumpkin patch, scarecrow contest, corn
stalk maze, hay rack rides, bonfire, smores, popcorn, and
cider! Event will take place rain or shine. KB                      Spooktacular Haunted Houses
                                                                    Participate in our 4th annual Halloween outdoor decorating
Program #    Day    Date               Time            Location     contest! This contest is open to all Plainfield Park District
16400A1      Sa     Oct. 23            1-4 pm          FOURS        residents. Prizes will be given in 2 categories: family-friendly
                                                                    haunted house and scariest house! Judging will take place
All ages – no need to register children under the age of 1.         on Wed., Oct. 27 and Thur., Oct. 28. Judging will take place
Children must be accompanied by an adult.                           from the sidewalk only. All decorations must be visible from
Pre-registration is recommended and will be accepted until          the sidewalk. A committee will judge all entries and winners
noon on Friday, Oct. 22.                                            will be contacted on Friday, Oct. 29. All contest decisions will
Pre-Registration: R $10/NR $15 per person                           be final. A map of addresses will be available on our website
Day-of-Event: $15 per person                                        by Oct. 26 for the public to view. KB/MB
Min. 150/Max. 435
*The Plainfield Park District reserves the right to cancel           Program #     Day Date                Time
this event if there is lack of interest with pre-registration.*     16402A1       W/Th Oct. 27-28         6-10 pm

                                                                    All Ages
                                                                    R $10
                                                                    Min. 13/Max. 20
                                                                    Registration deadline is Friday, Oct. 22.



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                                 Family/Seasonal Special Events
Journey to the North Pole                                           Phone Calls from the North Pole
Bundle up and join us at Four Seasons Park. Families will be        Santa and his elves are so busy this year they have asked
able to take a wagon ride to the North Pole! As we head to the      the Plainfield Park District to help them find the boys and girls
North Pole, we will listen to the story of the “Polar Express” by   ages 5 to 8 who would like to speak to him! Parents can pick-
Chris Van Allsburg. When we get to the North Pole, families         up a free application at or download it from the Park District
will have a chance to see Santa and his elves. Every child          web site, www.plainfieldparkdistrict.com, starting Friday, Nov.
will receive a silver bell from Santa as it states in the story.    19. Forms must be returned to the Recreation/Administration
Cookies and hot chocolate will be served by the campfire             Center, 23729 W. Ottawa St., by Monday, Dec. 13. The call
while you wait to load the wagon. Limited rides are available,      list will be limited to the first 200 applications returned. Santa
please register early! KB                                           and his elves will be making phone calls on Tuesday, Dec.
                                                                    14, from 5 to 8 p.m. If the child is not home, a message will
Program #    Day       Date            Time            Location     be left. No call-backs will be made. MB
16403A1      F         Dec. 10         4-4:30 pm       FOURS
16403B1      F         Dec. 10         4:30-5 pm       FOURS        Santa’s Workshop
16403C1      F         Dec. 10         5-5:30 pm       FOURS        Santa and his elves are eagerly waiting to see you! Join us
16403D1      F         Dec. 10         5:30-6 pm       FOURS        for an evening of fun and excitement for the whole family!
16403E1      F         Dec. 10         7-7:30 pm       FOURS        Bring your wish list and get ready to enjoy a holiday evening
16403F1      F         Dec. 10         7:30-8 pm       FOURS        filled with snacks, crafts, and games! All children will receive
16403G1      F         Dec. 10         8-8:30 pm       FOURS        one photo with Santa. Parents may bring their cameras for
16403H1      F         Dec. 10         8:30-9 pm       FOURS        additional pictures. Children under age 1 do not need to
16403I1      F         Dec. 10         9-9:30 pm       FOURS        register. KB/MB
16403J1      F         Dec. 10         9:30-10 pm      FOURS
                                                                    Program #    Day    Date               Time            Location
All Ages                                                            11413A1      Th     Dec. 16            6:30-8 pm       IRA
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Adults and children over the age of 1 must be registered.           Ages 1-6 w/parent
R $5/NR $8 per person                                               R $10/NR $15
Max. 20 per ride                                                    Min. 25/Max. 100
Registration deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 8.
                                                                    Snow Fun Day in the Park
Holiday Pictures and Pony Rides                                     Wish for lots of snow and bundle up - this is a great family
Celebrate the holidays with our ponies! Come to our                 event! Join us in Boy Scout Park for a snowman-building
Normantown Trails Equestrian Center and get your child’s            contest. Prizes will be given out to participants for categories
holiday picture taken on our festively-costumed pony, Peter         such as most creative snowman, biggest snowman, most
Pan. Pony rides will also be available for this occasion. Rides     decorative snowman, and so on. Bring your own decorating
are 10 minutes long and all riders must have a signed release       materials. We will be serving hot chocolate and cookies
form. Helmets will be provided. Please call ahead to book           while warming up by the campfire. Contest will be judged at
your pony ride time as those with reservations will be served       2:30 p.m. After the snowman building contest, we will have
first. We try to keep the ride times on schedule. However, it        games for everyone to participate in. If there is no snow,
does take time to switch riders. Your patience is appreciated!      we will still have a contest - we will just have to be more
                                                                    creative! Information will be provided to registered families by
Day          Date                      Time            Location     Thursday, Jan. 5. KB
Sun.         Dec. 12                   1-3 pm          NORM
                                                                    Program #    Day       Date         Time               Location
Picture $5. Pony Ride $10. Combo $15                                16404A1      Sa        Jan. 8       1-4 pm             BOYSC

                                                                    All Ages
 Special Event Location Key                                         Children must be accompanied by an adult.
 BOYSC Boy Scout Park * 23729 W. Ottawa St.                         Adults and children over the age of 1 must be registered.
 FOURS      Four Seasons Park * Lockport St. west of I-55           R $5/NR $7 per person
                                                                    Min. 50/Max. 100
 HERIT      Heritage Grove M.S. * 12425 S. Van Dyke Rd.
                                                                    Registration deadline is Wednesday, Jan. 4.
 IRA        Ira Jones M.S. * 15320 Wallin Dr.
 NORM       Normantown Trails Equestrian Center
            12151 S. Normantown Rd.
 VHWE       Van Horn Woods East * I-55 Frontage Rd.
            north of Caton Farm Rd.


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                                              Horseback Riding
NORMANTOWN TRAILS EQUESTRIAN CENTER                                Weather Conditions
HORSEBACK RIDING PROGRAMS                                          Riding decisions will be based on the health and safety of our
Explore your passion for horses at Normantown Trails               participants and horses. Horse theory classes will be provided
Equestrian Center! NTEC offers riding lessons in English,          featuring topics such as wrapping, grooming, nutrition, and
Western, Hunter/Jumper and Dressage. Our lessons focus             other equestrian educational topics at times when riding is
on safe handling and riding. We have a variety of school           not appropriate. If you choose to cancel your lesson because
horses and ponies that can accommodate beginners and               of the weather with less than 24 hours notice you will be billed
more advanced riders ages 8 thru adult. Children nearing           for the lesson. If NTEC decides to cancel riding lessons you
8 years old need to be evaluated before registering for private    will be notified and will not be charged for the lesson. Any
or group lessons. An evaluation lesson may be scheduled by         questions or concerns, please contact NTEC at (815) 254-
calling NTEC at (815) 254-1950. There is a $35 resident fee        1950.
or a $40 non-resident fee for this lesson. Classes for students
ages 5-7 are offered throughout the year.
                                                                                      DON’T DELAY!
Barn Hours                                                             Programs that fail to reach minimum enrollment
Monday through Friday 9AM-8PM                                          5 business days prior to the first class meeting
Saturday and Sunday 9AM- 7PM                                                          will be canceled.
Closed on major holidays

                                                                   24 Hour Cancellation Policy
            Resident Registration Begins                           Please remember your lesson is an appointment. Students
               Friday, Aug. 6, 6-8 p.m.                            need to arrive at least a half-hour early for their lesson or
                 Online & In-Person!                               class. Late arrivals will not be able to make up missed riding
                                                                   or instruction time. A 24-hour cancellation notice is required.
                                                                   Students who do not give a 24-hour notice or do not show will
                                                                   be billed for that lesson time and may lose a standing lesson
Registration                                                       time slot.
Registration for group lessons and special programs can be
done by using the registration form in this catalog, registering   Gift Certificates
online, or by going to NTEC or the Recreation/Administration       Gift certificates for riding lessons are available for purchase at
Center. Return the completed registration form and payment         NTEC. Riding lesson certificates make a wonderful birthday,
to NTEC or the Recreation/Administration Center. Students          anniversary, holiday, or special occasion gift for anyone who
are registered on a first-come first-served basis. A waiting         loves to ride. Certificates are good for 60 days from the date of
list will be created if needed. NTEC does not participate in       purchase. Call, e-mail, or stop by NTEC for more information.
a lottery.
                                                                   Girl and Boy Scout Grooming Badges
Riding Attire                                                      Earn your grooming badge at NTEC! Scouts will learn the
Long pants and sturdy shoes with a half-inch heel are the          basics of horse safety and be shown how to properly groom
safest to wear when riding. Open-toed/open-heeled shoes            a horse. The children will be divided into small groups after
and flip flops are prohibited and cannot be worn while riding.       the demonstration to clean up a horse or pony. The grooming
Riding helmets must be worn while on horseback. NTEC               session is followed by a short ride on a horse or pony that
has helmets available for use if the rider does not own one.       is led by a handler. There is no riding instruction included.
Damage to helmets or tack will be billed to the rider.             Sessions are available by appointment only and are limited
                                                                   to days and times when proper staff and horses are available.
Release Form                                                       Sessions are 1 ½ hours long.
A Liability Release Form must be filled out and signed before       Ages 8 & up
you can begin riding. All participants are expected to follow      $20 R/ $25 NR per child
the barn rules and regulations that are posted at the stable.      Min. 5/Max. 12




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Party with the Ponies
Celebrate your birthday or other special events with our
ponies! Parties may consist of 3-12 children ages
5-10 years (height and weight of less than 4’6” and under 100
lbs). The two-hour party package is available on Saturdays
or Sundays from 2 to 4 pm and includes exclusive use of
the clubroom and pony rides led by staff members. Children
who are waiting their turn to ride will be supplied with a craft.
You provide the food, beverages, paper goods, and adult
supervision for children in the clubroom. Parties must be
booked at least two weeks in advance and scheduling is
subject to availability. Sorry, no telephone reservations will be
accepted as full payment is required to reserve a date. A $50       SPECIAL EVENTS
cancellation fee will be retained if party is cancelled within
one week of the date.                                               Schooling Shows
Residents $250/Non-Residents $350
$20 per child over the maximum (no more than 15 children            Watch NTEC students show off their riding skills!
per party)To book a party, call the stable at (815) 254-1950.
                                                                    Fall Schooling Show
Pretty Pony                                                         Sunday, Sept. 19 at 9 a.m.
If your child is not ready to jump in the saddle but enjoys
being around horses, then schedule a 20 minute grooming             Halloween Fun Show
session with one of our horses or ponies. One of our staff will     Sunday, Oct. 24 at 10 a.m.
explain and demonstrate proper horse safety and grooming
techniques followed by your child grooming on his/her own.          NTEC Stable Slumber Party
This is a great way to help children get comfortable around         Stay up late with the horses at a girls-only sleep-over!
our large companions. Sessions are available on Friday              Participants will assist with night-time chores and help close
afternoons and Saturday mornings. Children must wear                up the stable for the night. Everyone will then retreat to the
covered shoes to participate. Please call ahead to schedule         clubroom where they will watch a horse movie, eat popcorn,
an appointment.                                                     and play games. The girls will need to come prepared with a
Residents $15/ Non-Residents $20                                    cot or air mattress as well as a pillow and blanket. They will also
                                                                    need to come dressed in barn clothes and bring comfortable
Pony Power                                                          clothes to change into after chores. In the morning, the girls
Meet and ride Shadow, Magic, or Peter Pan! Pony rides are           will help feed and turn-out the horses followed by juice and
available for children ages 3–10 who are under 4’6” and less        doughnuts for their own breakfast. Please note: chores will
than 100 lbs. Pony rides last for 15 minutes and are led by         be assigned based on ability. Also remember the girls will not
a staff member. Covered shoes are required and a helmet             be served dinner so they need to eat before they come.
will be provided. An adult must be present during the ride,
and cameras are welcome. Pony rides will only be offered            Program #     Day    Date               Time            Location
on Friday’s after 4PM and on Saturday’s from 10AM-12PM.             13777A1       F/Sa   Sep. 10-11         7 pm-9 am       NORM
Please call ahead to schedule an appointment. Ride and              13777B1       F/Sa   Oct. 8-9           7 pm-9 am       NORM
groom combos are available for an additional $5. Participants
choosing this option will get a 10 minute pony ride and a 10        Ages 9-16
minute grooming session.                                            R $35/NR $42
Ride only: Residents $15/Non-Residents $20                          Min. 7/Max. 10
Ride/Groom Combo: Residents $20/ Non-Residents $25


     DON’T WAIT IN LINE - REGISTER ONLINE!
        Register your household on our web site,
                                                                     Location Key
             www.plainfieldparkdistrict.com
     by Wednesday, Aug. 4 to use online registration                 NORM Normantown Trails Equestrian Center
            starting Friday, Aug. 6 at 6 p.m.                             12151 S. Normantown Rd.




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                                              Horseback Riding
Haunted Pony Rides - NEW!                                         Parents and Pee-Wees Level 1
Trick-or-treat! The NTEC horses will be dressed in their best     Learn about horse care and riding with your animal-loving
Halloween costumes and would like to invite you for a ride.       child. Classes will teach parent and child how to groom
We will also have candy for the participants. Rides are 10        and tack as well as introduce the basics of horsemanship.
minutes long and all riders must have a signed release form.      Parents will be active participants in these classes and will
Helmets will be provided. Please call ahead to book your          learn how to safely lead a horse while their child is riding.
pony ride time as those with reservations will be served first.    Proper clothing by adults and children is mandatory.
We try to keep the ride times on schedule. However, it does
take time to switch riders. Your patience is appreciated!         Program #    Day   Date              Time           Location
                                                                  12701A1      Tu    Sep. 7-28         5-6 pm         NORM
Day          Date                    Time            Location     12701B1      Tu    Oct. 5-26         5-6 pm         NORM
Sun.         Oct. 24                 2-3:30 pm       NORM
                                                                  Ages 5-7
Pony Rides $10 (10 minutes long)                                  R $180/NR $220
                                                                  Min. 2/Max. 3

            Resident Registration Begins                          Parents and Pee-Wees Level 2
               Friday, Aug. 6, 6-8 p.m.                           Introducing a new class for our younger riders who have
                 Online & In-Person!                              successfully completed Pee Wee Level 1. Participants
                                                                  should have some knowledge of putting a halter on, leading,
                                                                  grooming, tacking, mounting, and dismounting. Parents will
                                                                  still be active participants during the lesson as the students
Holiday Pictures and Pony Rides                                   work towards independent riding. Participants will continue
Celebrate the holidays with our ponies! Come to NTEC              to build their riding skills by learning balance exercises,
and get your child’s holiday picture taken on our festively       independent steering at a walk, and how to properly ride at
costumed pony, Peter Pan. Pony rides will also be available       a trot.
for this occasion. Rides are 10 minutes long and all riders
must have a signed release form. Helmets will be provided.        Program #    Day   Date              Time           Location
Please call ahead to book your pony ride time as those with       12702A1      Tu    Sep. 7-28         6-7 pm         NORM
reservations will be served first. We try to keep the ride times   12702B1      Tu    Oct. 5-26         6-7 pm         NORM
on schedule. However, it does take time to switch riders. Your
patience is appreciated!                                          Ages 5-7
                                                                  R $180/NR $220
Day          Date                    Time            Location     Min. 2/Max. 3
Sun.         Dec. 12                 1-3 pm          NORM

Picture $5
Pony Ride $10                                                                        DON’T DELAY!
Combo $15                                                             Programs that fail to reach minimum enrollment
                                                                      5 business days prior to the first class meeting
                                                                                     will be canceled.




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Private Lessons                                                   Specialty Group Lessons
Private lessons are available for riders ages 8 and older.        Sample the various styles of riding in our new group lessons.
Schedule your private lesson by calling (815) 254-1950.           Participants must have successfully completed Beginner 2
Fee for ½ hour private lesson is $35 for residents or $40         semi-private lessons or received instructor approval through
for non-residents. Private lesson packages consisting of 4,       an evaluation lesson. The following skills are required
8, or 12 lessons are available for purchase. There is a $10       to enroll in this class: put a halter on, lead a horse to the
discount for every 4 pre-purchased private lessons. Plan to       crossties, groom a horse, tack a horse (NTEC staff will assist
be at the stable at least 30 minutes prior to your lesson time    as needed), and be able to ride safely at a walk and trot with
and remain at least 15 minutes after to care for the horse.       no assistance. The following is a description of the classes
No refunds for package lessons.                                   offered:

Beginner I Semi-Private Lesson                                    Intro to Dressage (Program #17703A1) - Dressage is a
Semi-private group lessons are an hour long and are limited       French term meaning “training” and its purpose is to develop
to 2 riders per session. Students benefit from the extra time in   the horse’s natural athletic ability and willingness to work,
the saddle and the small class size allows for more individual    making him calm, supple and attentive to his rider. Currently,
attention. Participants will learn how to approach, lead,         competitive dressage involves nine progressive levels
mount, dismount, groom and tack a horse/pony and begin            incorporating multiple tests within each level. Participants will
to learn the gaits of walk and trot. Riders can choose to ride    learn one of the introductory level tests. All work at this level
English or Western. Instructors will assign a horse/pony to       is done at the walk and trot with no cantering. Emphasis is on
students. Learning is accomplished through demonstrations         beginning to develop correct bend, relaxing and submission,
as well as hands-on experiences. The first session will be a       and the horse’s understanding of basic rider aids. Movements
non-riding lesson and will focus on horse handling, care, and     required are medium walk, free walk, and rising trot. All work
safety. This class may be repeated until skills are mastered.     is performed in straight lines, including the long diagonals,
Instructor approval is required to advance to the next level.     and on 20 m circles.

Program #    Day    Date             Time            Location     Intro to Jumping (Program #17703B1) - Do you want to
17701A1      Sa     Sep. 4-25        10-11 am        NORM         learn how to jump one day? This class will start you in the
17701B1      M      Sep. 13-Oct. 4   6-7 pm          NORM         right direction! Participants will work on balance exercises,
17701C1      M      Nov. 8-29        6-7 pm          NORM         proper jumping position, and riding over ground poles at a
                                                                  walk and trot. Students will work on learning how to navigate
Ages 8-18                                                         a course of ground poles.
R $180/NR $220
Min. 2/Max. 2                                                     Pattern Riding (Program #17703C1) - Spice up your riding
                                                                  with our pattern class. A pattern is a combination of maneuvers
Beginner 2 Semi-Private Lesson                                    that must be completed in a precise way. The “directions” of
This class is for students who have successfully completed        how to carry out the pattern are written on paper so the rider
Beginner I group lessons. Participants need to be able to         can see what it is supposed to look like. Most patterns involve
properly complete the following tasks before signing up for       using cones as markers so riders know where to perform
this course: put a halter on, lead a horse to the crossties,      different tasks. It requires a great degree of horsemanship
groom a horse, know what tack is needed for riding, and be        to be able to make the horse perform the pattern as written.
able to correctly tack a horse with some assistance. These        Participants will work on a different pattern during each class.
classes are an hour long with only 2 students per session.
Riders will continue to work on their riding skills by learning   Program #    Day    Date               Time            Location
to ride a figure eight, ride a serpentine, go over trot poles,     17703A1      Th     Sep. 9-30          6-7 pm          NORM
and perform various balance exercises. This class may be          17703B1      Th     Oct. 7-28          6-7 pm          NORM
repeated until skills are mastered. Instructor approval is        17703C1      Th     Nov. 4-Dec. 2      6-7 pm          NORM
needed to advance to the group lesson classes.
                                                                  No class Nov. 25.
Program #    Day    Date             Time            Location     Ages 8-18
17702A1      Sa     Oct. 2-23        10-11 am        NORM         R $140/NR $170
17702B1      M      Oct. 11-Nov. 1   6-7 pm          NORM         Min. 3/Max. 3
17702C1      Sa     Nov. 6-27        10-11 am        NORM
17702D1      M      Dec. 6-27        6-7 pm          NORM
                                                                   Location Key
Ages 8-18                                                          NORM Normantown Trails Equestrian Center
R $180/NR $220                                                          12151 S. Normantown Rd.
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                                               Great Adventures
Great Adventures Program for Preschoolers                         2010-11 Registration Information
                                                                  Registration began in March 2010, so spaces are limited and
Children ages 3-5 will enjoy this program designed to meet        not all sections have availability. We are accepting waitlists
their emotional, social, creative and physical needs. Based       for filled classes. If you have recently moved or have never
on the premise that children learn through play, participants     registered for a Plainfield Park District program before, please
will have numerous opportunities to explore, create, discover,    bring proof of residency (a tax bill or utility bill). A copy of the
problem solve, and communicate to encourage appropriate           child’s immunization record and birth certificate will be due by
skills and development.                                           Oct. 1. Registration is limited to one session, a.m. or p.m., not
                                                                  both. Registration is on a first come, first served basis.
Caring, nurturing experienced staff members implement a
progressive program using themes to introduce and expose          Applications will only be accepted at the Recreation/
students to colors, shapes, numbers, and letters through a        Administration Center, 23729 W. Ottawa St., Plainfield,
friendly, fun atmosphere. A balance of whole group and small      IL 60544, in-person or by mail. Applications are available
group activities encourage academic and listening skills          online at www.plainfieldparkdistrict.com or at the Recreation/
along with social interaction. Each classroom consists of two     Administration Center. Online registration is not accepted
instructors and approximately 18 students.                        for this program. For more information, call Leslie Anderson,
                                                                  Great Adventures Supervisor, at (815) 254-2992.
All children must be completely toilet trained to participate.
Children must be 3-years-old by September 1, 2010 to be           Great Adventures Program Locations
enrolled in the 3-year-old program and children must be           STJOH = St. John’s Lutheran Church (leased space)
4-years-old by September 1, 2010 to be enrolled in the 4-year-    2650 Plainfield Rd., Joliet, IL 60435
old program. Children who turn 5 years old by December 15,
2010 may enroll in our Finally Five Sections. LA                  STREA = Streams Recreation Center
                                                                  24319 Cedar Creek Ln., Plainfield, IL 60586
3-Year-Olds
Program #     Day     Date             Time            Location   To make an appointment to view the locations, call Leslie
11119A1       Tu/Th   Sep. 2-May 19    9:15-11:45 am   STJOH      Anderson, Great Adventures Supervisor, at (815) 254-2992.
11119A2       Tu/Th   Sep. 2-May 19    12:30-3 pm      STJOH
11119A3       M/W     Sep. 1-May 18    9:15-11:45 am   STJOH      Payment
11119A4       Tu/Th   Aug. 31-May 19   9:15-11:45 am   STREA      Payment schedules began in April. All new registrations must
                                                                  be caught up and paid in full by Sept. 15, 2010. Final payment
4-Year-Olds                                                       can be made online at www.plainfieldparkdistrict.com.

Program #     Day     Date             Time            Location   Two-Day Program
11119B1       Tu/Th   Sep. 2-May 19    9:15-11:45 am   STJOH      Payment Amount: R $141/NR $217.75
11119B2       Tu/Th   Sep. 2-May 19    12:30-3 pm      STJOH      Total Payment: R $921*/NR $1,381.50*
11119C1       M/W/F   Sep. 1-May 20    9:15-11:45 am   STJOH
11119C2       M/W/F   Sep. 1-May 20    12:30-3 pm      STJOH      Three-Day Program
11119C3       M/W/F   Aug. 30-May 20   9:15-11:45 am   STREA      Payment Amount: R $172/NR $264.25
11119C4       M/W/F   Aug. 30-May 20   12:30-3 pm      STREA      Total Payment: R $1,107*/NR $1,660.50*

5-Year-Olds                                                       *There is a $75 non-refundable registration fee that is
Program #     Day Date                 Time            Location   included in the Total Payment amount.
11119D1       M/W/F Sep. 1-May 20      9:15-11:45 am   STJOH
11119D2       M/W/F Sep. 1-May 20      12:30-3 pm      STJOH

2-Day Classes - R $921/NR $1,381.50
3-Day Classes R $1107/NR $1,660.50
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                                               Early Childhood
1, 2, 3, Come Learn with Me                                      Kindergarten Readiness
This program is designed to help your child learn and develop    Our class is designed to help your little one prepare for
age-appropriate social skills in a fun and safe environment.     Kindergarten. We will review and work on social skills, motor
Through weekly themes, your child will be introduced to          skills, writing, counting, letter sounds, math activities, and
letters, shapes and colors. There will also be an opportunity    other skills that children need to know before they enter
for creative expression through crafts, music and play. Each     school. This class will not only help prepare your child for
student will have a turn providing a healthy snack for the       the classroom environment, it will be a great time for them to
whole class. This is a semester-based class with new ideas       have fun and make new friends. Each student will have a turn
and projects each semester. The first day of class is a “Meet     providing a healthy snack for the whole class. The first day
& Greet” for approximately 45 minutes. Children must be          of class is a “Meet and Greet” for approximately 45 minutes.
toilet trained. Instructors: Lynne Huyser & Lisa Biga. MB        Instructor: Lynne Huyser. MB

Program #    Day Date                Time            Location    Program #    Day Date                 Time            Location
11100A1      M/W Sep. 8-Dec. 15      9:30-11:30 am   RECAD       11102A1      Tu/Th Sep. 9-Dec. 16     12:30-2:30 pm   STREA
11100A2      Tu/Th Sep. 9-Dec. 16    9:30-11:30 am   STREA
                                                                 No class Nov. 25.
No class Nov. 24, Nov. 25.                                       Ages 4-5
Ages 3                                                           R $340/NR $510
R $340/NR $510                                                   Min. 6/Max. 10
Min. 12/Max. 15
                                                                 Letters & Shapes Galore
                                                                 A, B, C or D...square or rectangle...which letter or shape will
                   DON’T DELAY!                                  it be? Join us to find out! Each week we will have a variety of
    Programs that fail to reach minimum enrollment               fun activities around a different letter and shape. Participants
    5 business days prior to the first class meeting              are asked to bring an object to class each week that is related
                   will be canceled.                             to the letter(s) and shape. Instructor: Christina Antzoulatos.
                                                                 MB

Wee Wonders                                                      Program #    Day    Date              Time            Location
Captivate the enthusiasm, creativity, and love for learning in   11105A1      Th     Sep. 16-Oct. 21   6-6:45 pm       STREA
your little one with this educational and fun program designed   11105B1      Th     Nov. 4-Dec. 16    6-6:45 pm       STREA
especially for 4- and 5-year-olds. We coordinate both indoor
and outdoor activities that are developmentally appropriate      No class Nov. 25.
for this age group. Children will spend their time engaged in    Ages 2-3 w/parent
productive play, creative projects, stories, active movement     R $48/NR $72
and other classroom learning activities. Each student will       Min. 6/Max. 10
have a turn providing a healthy snack for the whole class.
The first day of class is a “Meet & Greet” for approximately      Little Rainbows
45 minutes. This is a semester-based class with new ideas        Explore a new color each week with songs, crafts, stories
and projects each semester. Instructors: Cindy Offerman &        and “color hunts.” Both large and small motor skills will be
Wendy Glenn. MB                                                  exercised using a variety of activities. You’ll be asked to wear
                                                                 a different color each week as well as bring along an object
Program #    Day Date                Time            Location    of that color from home. The first week is RED! Instructor:
11101A1      Tu/Th Sep. 9-Dec. 16    9:30-11:30 am   RECAD       Janna Heritage. MB

No class Nov. 25.                                                Program #    Day    Date              Time            Location
Ages 4-5                                                         11106A1      M      Sep. 13-Oct. 25   10-10:45 am     RECAD
R $340/NR $510                                                   11106B1      M      Nov. 1-Dec. 6     10-10:45 am     RECAD
Min. 12/Max. 18
                                                                 No class Oct. 11.
                                                                 Ages 2-3 w/parent
 Early Childhood Location Key                                    R $48/NR $72
 See page 13!                                                    Min. 6/Max. 10




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My Dad & Me                                                          Journey Through Sesame Street - NEW!
Every child wants a little “Daddy Time”! During this class,          Walk down Sesame Street with us! Each week as we make
you will have a great time bonding while you play games,             our journey, we will meet all the familiar faces – Big Bird,
make crafts, and listen to fun songs and stories! Instructor:        Elmo, Cookie Monster and more. We will learn all about them
Christina Antzoulatos. MB                                            through the adventure of play and the best thing is, we will
                                                                     also be learning letters and colors along the way! Don’t miss
Program #    Day      Date              Time             Location    the fun! Instructor: Christina Antzoulatos. MB
11107A1      Tu       Sep. 21           6:30-7:15 pm     STREA
11107B1      Tu       Oct. 19           6:30-7:15 pm     STREA       Program # Day      Date            Time           Ages    Location
11107C1      Tu       Nov. 16           6:30-7:15 pm     STREA       11110A1   M        Sep. 13-Oct. 18 10:45-11:30 am 3½-4    STREA
11107D1      Tu       Dec. 7            6:30-7:15 pm     STREA       11110B1   M        Nov. 1-Dec. 6   10:45-11:30 am 2-3     STREA

Ages 2-5 w/parent                                                    Parent must attend with 2-3-year-old child
R $10/NR $15                                                         R $48/NR $72
Min. 6/Max. 10                                                       Min. 6/Max. 10

                                                                     Rockin’ Tots
             Resident Registration Begins                            Clap and dance to the beat of your toddler’s favorite tunes!
                Friday, Aug. 6, 6-8 p.m.                             This class will be packed with plenty of movement and fun,
                  Online & In-Person!                                such as tumbling, rhythm games and instrument parades. It
                                                                     is going to be a rockin’ good time! Instructor: Janna Heritage.
                                                                     MB

Shapes All Around - NEW!                                             Program #    Day      Date              Time             Location
Shapes are all around us! Join us as we explore those                11113A1      Tu       Sep. 14-Oct. 26   10-11 am         RECAD
wonderful shapes. Each week we will have a different shape           11113B1      Tu       Nov. 9-Dec. 14    10-11 am         RECAD
to learn about, along with creating a craft and listening to a
story. Participants are asked to bring an item to class related      No class Oct. 12.
to that shape. This is a great opportunity to interact with your     Age 2 w/parent
child and make new friends. Instructor: Christina Antzoulatos.       R $48/NR $72
MB                                                                   Min. 6/Max. 10

Program # Day      Date            Time          Ages     Location
11108A1 M          Sep. 13-Oct. 18 9:30-10:15 am 2-3      STREA          DON’T WAIT IN LINE - REGISTER ONLINE!
11108B1 M          Nov. 1-Dec. 6   9:30-10:15 am 3½-4     STREA             Register your household on our web site,
                                                                                 www.plainfieldparkdistrict.com
Parent must attend with 2-3-year-old child                               by Wednesday, Aug. 4 to use online registration
R $48/NR $72                                                                    starting Friday, Aug. 6 at 6 p.m.
Min. 6/Max. 10

You & Me Playplace
Introduce your little one to a classroom setting with this           Three That’s Me
semester-long class that offers a wide variety of activities         Want an opportunity for your child to try class on their own?
based around a weekly theme. Instructor: Darlene Finck. MB           Then join us as we explore, play and move all about while
                                                                     enjoying a variety of activities and music along with creating a
Program #    Day      Date                Time           Location    craft. Instructors: Christina Antzoulatos & Darlene Finck. MB
11109A1      F        Sep. 17-Dec. 10     10:30-11:30 am STREA
                                                                     Program #    Day      Date              Time             Location
No class Nov. 26.                                                    11114A1      M        Sep. 13-Oct. 18   12:30-1:15 pm    STREA
Ages 2½-3½ w/parent                                                  11114B1      M        Nov. 1-Dec. 6     12:30-1:15 pm    STREA
R $140/NR $210
Min. 6/Max. 10                                                       Age 3
                                                                     R $60/NR $90
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Awesome ABC’s                                                      Computertots
Enjoy a variety of activities and crafts around a different        Children will explore exciting computer activities in small
letter each week. Participants are asked to bring a letter-        interactive groups using computers and other peripherals.
related object to class each week. A great chance to interact      According to the Pediatrics Medical Journal, “Computers
with your child and make new friends! Instructor: Christina        boost pre-schoolers intelligence.” Children with ready access
Antzoulatos. MB                                                    to computers scored an average of 12 points higher on IQ
                                                                   tests. Our programs encourage reading readiness, math
Program #    Day    Date               Time            Location    readiness, creativity and teamwork to help prepare your child
11115A1      F      Sep. 17-Oct. 22    9:30-10:15 am   STREA       for kindergarten and the future. Students will experience
11115B1      F      Nov. 5-Dec. 17     9:30-10:15 am   STREA       new learning activities in each session. Instructor: Computer
                                                                   Explorers Staff. MB
Ages 2-3 w/parent
R $48/NR $72                                                       Program #    Day    Date              Time            Location
Min. 6/Max. 10                                                     11118A1      M      Sep. 13-Oct. 4    3:45-4:15 pm    STREA
                                                                   11118B1      M      Nov. 15-Dec. 13   3:45-4:15 pm    STREA

                   DON’T DELAY!                                    No class Nov. 22.
    Programs that fail to reach minimum enrollment                 Ages 3-5
    5 business days prior to the first class meeting                R $46/NR $69
                   will be canceled.                               Min. 3/Max. 4

                                                                   Diggin’ Dinos
Mom & Me Spanish                                                   Do you love dinosaurs and can’t get enough of them? Then
Moms and their toddlers learn Spanish together through             we have a class for you! We will explore the world of dinosaurs
basic American Sign Language, music, art, science and              through play, “dino”-mite crafts and fun stories. Don’t miss out
movement. Have fun with us while you and your child learn          on the fun! Instructor: Wendy Glenn. MB
Spanish! For more information, call (630) 408-5500 or visit
www.spanish4allages.com. Instructor: Lucia Armenta. MB             Program #    Day    Date              Time            Location
                                                                   11121A1      Tu     Sep. 14-Oct. 19   1-1:45 pm       RECAD
Program #    Day    Date               Time           Location
11116A1      W      Sep. 1 - Dec. 15   10:30-11:30 am MUS          Ages 3.5-5
                                                                   R $48/NR $72
No class Nov. 24.                                                  Min. 6/Max. 10
Ages 1½-3 w/parent
R $300/NR $450                                                     Imagination Station
Min. 4/Max. 10                                                     Let’s have a play-date to explore different ways for children
                                                                   to play and use their imaginations, make new friends, have
Creative Kids - NEW!                                               new experiences, and just have a good time. We will be using
Music, motion and lots of fun, this class has it all! Your child   toys, games, puzzles, and various art materials each week.
will exercise both large and small motor skills while exploring    Instructor: Caryn Dean. MB
a variety of opportunities to count, sort, color, build and
create. Just the right amount of structure and free time will      Program #    Day    Date              Time            Location
build confidence and encourage comfort for your child in a          11122A1      W      Sep. 15-Oct. 20   1-1:45 pm       STREA
classroom setting. We will sing, dance and be active. Most of      11122B1      W      Nov. 3-Dec. 15    1-1:45 pm       STREA
all, it’s a special time for your child to make friends and have
some extra fun with you! Instructor: Janna Heritage. MB            No class Nov. 24.
                                                                   Ages 4-5
Program #    Day    Date               Time            Location    R $48/NR $72
11117A1      Th     Sep. 16-Oct. 21    10-11 am        RECAD       Min. 6/Max. 10
11117B1      Th     Nov. 4-Dec. 16     10-11 am        RECAD

No class Nov. 25.                                                   Early Childhood Location Key
Ages 3 w/parent                                                     See page 13!
R $48/NR $72
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Eating the Alphabet                                                 Just for Boys - NEW!
If you love to eat and can sing the “ABC” song, this is the         Your little guy is sure to enjoy this exciting class designed just
class for you. Each week we’ll choose a letter of the alphabet      for boys. Come on out for some afternoon adventures based
and create a yummy dish to go with it. Letter A could be            around a different theme each week. Week #1: Superheroes;
applesauce, Letter S could be savory soup. We will have             Week #2: Dinosaurs; Week #3: Outer Space; Week #4:
fun stirring, eating, decorating and practicing our letters too!    Racecars; Week #5: Army Guys; Week #6: Airplanes. We will
Instructor: Caryn Dean. MB                                          make new friends, use our imaginations and have a great
                                                                    time together! Instructor: Janna Heritage. MB
Program #    Day     Date                 Time          Location
11123A1      Tu      Sep. 14-Oct. 19      1-1:45 pm     STREA       Program #     Day    Date              Time             Location
                                                                    11126A1       W      Sep. 15-Oct. 20   1-1:45 pm        RECAD
Ages 3-5                                                            11126B1       W      Nov. 3-Dec. 15    1-1:45 pm        RECAD
R $48/NR $72
Min. 6/Max. 10                                                      No class Nov. 24.
                                                                    Ages 4-5
Smart Art - NEW!                                                    R $48/NR $72
Don’t miss out on this fun-filled afternoon art class! In addition   Min. 6/Max. 10
to free creative exploration time, we will be practicing our
numbers, letters, shapes and colors together in unique and
exciting ways with new art projects every week. Children will                    Resident Registration Begins
gain confidence and pride by sharing ideas and complimenting                         Friday, Aug. 6, 6-8 p.m.
each other on their artwork. During the first class, we will                           Online & In-Person!
be designing our own art shirt to wear to class every week!
Instructor: Janna Heritage. MB

Program #    Day     Date                 Time          Location    Game Time - NEW!
11124A1      M       Sep. 13-Oct. 25      1-1:45 pm     RECAD       Have fun with some good old-fashioned games! Make friends
11124B1      M       Nov. 1-Dec. 6        1-1:45 pm     RECAD       and learn how to play hot potato, musical chairs, hopscotch,
                                                                    telephone, the limbo, follow the leader, and Simon Says. We
No class Oct. 11.                                                   will aslo mix in some guessing games, dancing, ball games
Ages 4-5                                                            and more to help your child develop, not only large and small
R $48/NR $72                                                        motor skills, but also good sportsmanship, listening skills,
Min. 6/Max. 10                                                      and a better understanding of taking turns. Instructor: Janna
                                                                    Heritage. MB
Fantastic Friends
Discover miles of smiles with your favorite friends. Enjoy          Program #     Day    Date              Time             Location
music, a craft and other fun activities based around a different    11128A1       F      Sep. 17-Oct. 22   1-1:45 pm        RECAD
character each month. You can bring along your favorite
cuddly friend from home and have fun together. Instructor:          Ages 4-5
Janna Heritage. MB                                                  R $48/NR $72
                                                                    Min. 6/Max. 10
Program #    Day    Date      Friend      Time          Location
11125A1      F      Sep. 10   Clifford    10-10:45 am   RECAD       Paint & Play
11125B1      F      Oct. 15   Curious     10-10:45 am   RECAD       If you love to paint and you love to play, then join us for
                              George                                some fun! We will paint with different types of materials each
11125C1      F      Nov. 12   Elmo        10-10:45 am   RECAD       week. When our masterpiece is finished, then we will play.
11125D1      F      Dec. 3    Thomas      10-10:45 am   RECAD       Join other young artists so we can paint and play together.
                              the Train                             Instructor: Caryn Dean. MB

Ages 2-3 w/parent                                                   Program #     Day    Date              Time             Location
R $10/NR $20                                                        11129A1       Tu     Nov. 2-Dec. 7     3:15-4 pm        STREA
Min. 6/Max. 10
                                                                    Ages 4-5
                                                                    R $48/NR $72
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Rah Rah Rascals                                                    Parent Tot Sports
Let this class introduce your little ones to the world of          You and your child have an opportunity to bond and have fun
cheerleading! They will be taught basic moves, cheers and          together while learning a variety of sports. This class is great
jumps, not to mention enhancing their balance, coordination        for simple motor skills such as catching, throwing, batting,
and self-esteem. Please wear comfortable clothing and gym          shooting, passing, and anything that involves hand-eye
shoes. Pom-poms will be provided. Instructors: Danielle            coordination. Parents participate with the child as we play
Nowicki & Aug.ina Spillone. MB                                     soccer, basketball, hockey, t-ball, and many other sports.
                                                                   Equipment provided. Contracted service taught by All Star
Program #    Day    Date              Time              Location   Sports Instruction, Inc. AS
11200A1      Th     Sep. 16-Oct. 21   4:30-5:15 pm      RECAD
11200B1      Th     Nov. 4-Dec. 16    4:30-5:15 pm      RECAD      R $66/NR $99
                                                                   Program #    Day    Date              Time             Location
No class Nov. 25.                                                  11202A1      F      Sep. 10-Oct. 22   12-12:45 pm      RENWI
Ages 4-5
R $54/NR $81                                                       R $58/NR $87
Min. 8/Max. 15
                                                                   Program #    Day    Date              Time             Location
Tumbling                                                           11202C1      Tu     Nov. 9-Dec. 14    5-5:45 pm        WES
Children will learn basic tumbling such as forward rolls,
jumps, balance beam and much more.                                 R $90/NR $135
                                                                   Program #    Day    Date              Time             Location
Ages 3-4                                                           11202E1      Tu     Sep. 7-Oct. 19    9:15 am-10 pm    EICHS
Program #    Day    Date              Time              Location   11202F1      Tu     Nov. 2-Dec. 14    9:15-10 am       EICHS
18321A1      W      Sep. 15-Dec. 15   11-11:45 am       RECAD
18321A3      Sa     Sep. 18-Dec. 18   9-9:45 am         STREA      Ages 2-3
                                                                   Min. 6/Max. 16
Ages 4-5
                                                                   Super Sports
Program #    Day    Date              Time              Location   While sparking an interest in kids to play a variety of sports,
                                                                   this fun-filled class teaches little superstars the importance
18321A2      Th     Sep. 16-Dec. 16   10:30-11:15 am STREA         of teamwork and sportsmanship . Sports covered will be
18321A4      Sa     Sep. 18-Dec. 18   10-10:45 am    STREA         favorites like basketball, hockey, soccer, football, and many
                                                                   more. Equipment is provided and changes weekly with each
No class Nov. 25, Nov. 27.                                         sport. Contracted service taught by All Star Sports Instruction,
R $86/NR $129                                                      Inc. AS
Min. 5/Max. 10
                                                                   R $66/NR $99
 Early Childhood Location Key                                      Program #    Day    Date              Time             Location
 CENTR      Central E.S. * 23723 Getson Dr.                        11203A1      W      Sep. 8-Oct. 20    9-9:45 am        NWCP
                                                                   11203A2      F      Sep. 10-Oct. 22   11:15 am-12 pm   RENWI
 EAGLE      Eagle Pointe E.S. * 24562 Norwood Dr.
                                                                   11203A3      Sa     Sep. 11-Oct. 23   10-10:45 am      NWCP
 EICHS      Eich’s Indoor Sports Complex * 24316 W. 143rd St.
 INTNL      1581 W. Frontage Rd., Romeoville                       R $58/NR $87
 IRA        Ira Jones M.S. * 15320 Wallin Dr.                      Program #    Day    Date              Time             Location
 JFK        John F. Kennedy M.S. * 12350 S. Essington Rd.          11203B1      Tu     Nov. 9-Dec. 14    5:45-6:30 pm     WES
 LAKEW Lakewood Falls E.S. * 14050 S. Budler Rd.
                                                                   R $90/NR $135
 LINC       Lincoln E.S. * 14740 Meadow Ln.
 MUS        Studio 59 * 13242 S. Rt. 59                            Program #    Day    Date              Time           Location
                                                                   11203E1      Th     Sep. 9-Oct. 21    10:45-11:45 am EICHS
 NWCP       Northwest Park * 127th St. west of Rt. 30
                                                                   11203F1      Th     Nov. 4-Dec. 16    10:45-11:45 am EICHS
 RECAD Rec./Admin. Center * 23729 W. Ottawa St.
 RENWI      Renwick Park * Renwick Rd. west of Rt. 59              No class Nov. 25.
 SKTAU      Skate Aurora * 34W113 Montgomery Rd., Aurora           Ages 3-4
                                                                   Min. 6/Max. 16
 STREA      Streams Rec. Center * 24319 Cedar Creek Ln.
  WES       Wesmere E.S. * 2001 Wesmere Prkwy.



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                                                                     Basketball
            Resident Registration Begins                             Introduce your children to the game of basketball whether
               Friday, Aug. 6, 6-8 p.m.                              they are beginners or all-stars needing instruction to get to
                 Online & In-Person!                                 the next level. Basic skills of dribbling, passing, shooting
                                                                     and defense will be taught. Games will be played to show
                                                                     the importance of teamwork in game situations. Equipment
Soccer                                                               provided. Contracted Service taught by All Star Sports
Dribbling, passing, and shooting will be covered through fun         Instruction. AS
games that keep everyone moving. This class is great for
coordination and self-esteem. The main objective is to have          Ages 3-4 - R $66/NR $99
fun! Equipment provided. Contracted service taught by All            Program #   Day    Date             Time              Location
Star Sports Instruction, Inc. AS                                     11205A1     Tu     Sep. 7-Oct. 19   10:45-11:30 am    RENWI
All Ages - R $66/NR $99                                              Ages 3-4 - R $58/NR $87
Program #   Day     Date            Time             Location        Program #   Day    Date             Time              Location
11204A1     M       Sep. 13-Oct. 25   10:30-11:15 am NWCP            11205D1     Tu     Nov. 9-Dec. 14   6:30-7:15 pm      WES
                                                                     11205D2     Th     Nov. 4-Dec. 16   6-6:45 pm         LINC
Ages 3-4 - R $66/NR $99
Program #   Day     Date              Time                Location   Ages 3-4 - R $90/NR $135
11204A2     Tu      Sep. 7-Oct. 19    11:30 am-12:15 pm   RENWI      Program #   Day    Date             Time              Location
11204A3     W       Sep. 8-Oct. 20    10:30-11:15 am      NWCP       11205F1     Tu     Sep. 7-Oct. 19   10:45-11:30 am    EICHS
11204A4     Th      Sep. 9-Oct. 21    3-3:45 pm           NWCP       11205F2     Th     Sep. 9-Oct. 21   9:15-10 am        EICHS
11204A5     F       Sep. 10-Oct. 22   10:30-11:15 am      RENWI      11205G1     Tu     Nov. 2-Dec. 14   10:45-11:30 am    EICHS
11204A6     Sa      Sep. 11-Oct. 23   1:30-2:15 pm        NWCP       11205G2     Th     Nov. 4-Dec. 16   9:15-10 am        EICHS
11204C1     M       Nov. 1-Dec. 13    6-6:45 pm           JFK
                                                                     Ages 4-6 - R $66/NR $99
Ages 3-4 - R $58/NR $87
                                                                     Program #   Day    Date            Time              Location
Program #   Day     Date              Time                Location   11205B1     Sa     Sep. 11-Oct. 23 11:45 am-12:45 pm NWCP
11204C2     Th      Nov. 4-Dec. 16    6:45-7:30 pm        LINC       11205E1     M      Nov. 1-Dec. 13 6:45-7:45 pm       JFK
Ages 3-4 - R $90/NR $135                                             Ages 4-6 - R $58/NR $87
Program #   Day     Date              Time                Location   Program #   Day    Date             Time              Location
11204E1     Tu      Sep. 7-Oct. 19    11:30 am-12:15 pm   EICHS      11205E2     Th     Nov. 4-Dec. 16   5-6 pm            LINC
11204E2     Th      Sep. 9-Oct. 21    10-10:45 am         EICHS
11204F1     Tu      Nov. 2-Dec. 14    11:30 am-12:15 pm   EICHS      Ages 4-6 - R $90/NR $135
11204F2     Th      Nov. 4-Dec. 16    10-10:45 am         EICHS
                                                                     Program #   Day    Date             Time              Location
Ages 4-6 - R $66/NR $99                                              11205F3     Th     Sep. 9-Oct. 21   11:45 am-12:45 pm EICHS
                                                                     11205G3     Th     Nov. 4-Dec. 16   11:45 am-12:45 pm EICHS
Program #   Day     Date              Time                Location
11204B1     M       Sep. 13-Oct. 25   11:15 am-12:15 pm   NWCP       Ages 6-8 - R $66/NR $99
11204B2     Sa      Sep. 11-Oct. 23   9-10 am             NWCP
11204D1     Th      Nov. 4-Dec. 16    7:30-8:30 pm        LINC       Program #   Day    Date             Time              Location
                                                                     11205C1     Th     Sep. 9-Oct. 21   5:30-6:30 pm      NWCP
No class Nov. 25.
Min. 6/Max. 16                                                       No class Nov. 24 & Nov. 25.
                                                                     Min. 6/Max. 16


    DON’T WAIT IN LINE - REGISTER ONLINE!                                               DON’T DELAY!
       Register your household on our web site,                          Programs that fail to reach minimum enrollment
            www.plainfieldparkdistrict.com                                5 business days prior to the first class meeting
    by Wednesday, Aug. 4 to use online registration                                     will be canceled.
           starting Friday, Aug. 6 at 6 p.m.




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                                                    Early Childhood
T-Ball Class                                                         Pee Wee Tennis
This class covers the basics of baseball in a fun and safe           Every day is a tennis carnival day. Each class will emphasize
environment. Throwing, catching, hitting and fielding will be         hand-eye coordination, stroke techniques and movement
taught as well as running the bases and how to play the game.        skills through a series of fun games and activities. In case
Participants must bring their own glove. Contracted Service          of inclement weather, please call the tennis weather hotline
taught by All Star Sports Instruction. To check on the status of     at (815) 436-8812 x40. Instructor: MTL Tennis Management
an All Star Sports program due to inclement weather, please          Group. CK
call the weather hotline at (630) 845-0576. AS
                                                                     Program #    Day    Date               Time            Location
Ages 3-4 - R $66/NR $99                                              12213B1      Sa     Sept. 11-Oct. 16   9:15-10 am      NWCP
Program #    Day    Date              Time                Location
11206A1      M      Sep. 13-Oct. 25   9:45-10:30 am       NWCP       Ages 4-5
11206A2      Tu     Sep. 7-Oct. 19    10-10:45 am         RENWI      R $45/NR $67.50
11206A3      W      Sep. 8-Oct. 20    9:45-10:30 am       NWCP       Min. 4/Max. 9
11206A4      Th     Sep. 9-Oct. 21    3:45-4:30 pm        NWCP
11206A5      F      Sep. 10-Oct. 22   9:45-10:30 am       RENWI      Little Dragons Taekwondo
11206A6      Sa     Sep. 11-Oct. 23   2:15-3 pm           NWCP       This introductory class is designed to captivate the interest of
                                                                     our youngest students. Skills are developed through gentle
Ages 3-4 - R $58/NR $87                                              instruction and appropriate games for their ability. This class
                                                                     focuses on developing balance, coordination, and respect
Program #    Day    Date              Time                           for the discipline of martial arts training. A $45 uniform fee is
11206C1      Tu     Nov. 2-Dec. 14    7:15-8 pm           WES        required at the first class. Instructor: classes taught under the
                                                                     direction of Grand Master Ki Hong Kim. CK
Ages 3-4 - R $90/NR $135
Program #    Day    Date              Time                           Program #    Day    Date               Time            Location
11206E1      Tu     Sep. 7-Oct. 19    10-10:45 am         EICHS      11239A1      Th     Sep. 9-Dec. 16     4:20-5 pm       EAGLE
11206F1      Tu     Nov. 2-Dec. 14    10-10:45 am         EICHS      11239A2      Th     Sep. 9-Dec. 16     5:05-5:45 pm    EAGLE

Ages 4-6 - R $66/NR $99                                              Ages 4-5
                                                                     R $140/NR $210
Program #    Day    Date              Time                Location   Min. 4/Max. 12
11206B1      M      Sep. 13-Oct. 25   12:15-1:15 pm       NWCP
11206B2      Tu     Sep. 7-Oct. 19    4:45-5:45 pm        RENWI      Roller/Inline Skating
11206B3      W      Sep. 8-Oct. 20    11:15 am-12:15 pm   NWCP       Skating can be fun and easy for kids and adults! With so many
11206B4      Sa     Sep. 11-Oct. 23   10:45-11:45 am      NWCP       schools offering skating parties, this is the perfect opportunity
11206D1      M      Nov. 1-Dec. 13    5-6 pm              JFK        to give your kids the confidence they need. Whether a
                                                                     beginner or a more advanced skater, we have something for
Min. 6/Max. 16                                                       everyone. We cover safety, starting, stopping, forward cross
                                                                     over, hockey stops, backward skating, skating with a partner,
Me Volley                                                            simple jumps and spins, and basic jam moves. Parents
Yes, you can learn to bump, set and spike at the age of 3½!          may skate the warm up times with their kids for FREE! All
Me Volley uses a very light bouncy ball specially designed           Saturday class members may stay to skate the public session
for this class. Each child will receive a bouncy ball and is         immediately following class for FREE! For more information,
encouraged to do drills at home . Parents are welcome to             call Skate Aurora at (630) 898-5830. Roller skate rental is
participate in the class. This class will introduce throwing,        included in the price. Inline skates can be rented at the rink
catching and foot work that develops each child’s hand/eye           for $2. AS
coordination and left/right coordination. Lesson plan also
incorporates short listening drills and fun tossing techniques.      Program #    Day    Date               Time            Location
Each child must be able to use the restroom independently.           17202A1      Sa     Oct. 2-Nov. 6      12-1 pm         SKTAU
Instructor: Volleyball Professionals. CK                             17202A2      Sa     Nov. 13-Dec. 18    12-1 pm         SKTAU
Program #    Day    Date                Time              Location   All Ages
11207A1      W      Sep. 8-Oct. 20      5:10-6 pm         LAKEW      R $44/NR $66
11207B1      W      Nov. 3-Dec. 15      5:10-6 pm         LAKEW      Min. 8/Max. 20
Ages 3-5
R $81/NR $121.50                                                      Early Childhood Location Key
Min. 8/Max. 24                                                        See page 13!


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                                                 Early Childhood
International Ice Tot
The International Ice Centre has excellent Learn to Skate
programs that can accommodate the beginner skater to the
advanced level skater through a variety of classes. The Learn
to Skate program curriculum is designed to keep skaters
enthusiastic about learning and achieving skating goals. Free
Learn to Skate Practices: Thursday 5:40-6 pm and Saturday
9:20-9:40 am and 10:30-10:50 am. AS

Program #   Day    Date                Time              Location
11225A1     W      Aug. 25-Oct. 13     10-10:30 am       INTNL
11225A2     W      Aug. 25-Oct. 13     1-1:30 pm         INTNL
11225A3     Th     Aug. 26-Oct. 14     5-5:30 pm         INTNL
11225A4     Th     Aug. 26-Oct. 14     6-6:30 pm         INTNL
11225A5     Sa     Aug. 21-Oct. 9      8:40-9:10 am      INTNL
11225A6     Sa     Aug. 21-Oct. 9      9:50-10:20 am     INTNL
11225A7     Sa     Aug. 21-Oct. 9      10:50-11:20 am    INTNL
11225B1     W      Oct. 20-Dec. 15     10-10:30 am       INTNL
11225B2     W      Oct. 20-Dec. 15     1-1:30 pm         INTNL      Pre Hockey
11225B3     Th     Oct. 21-Dec. 16     5-5:30 pm         INTNL      Take your first step toward the exciting sport of ice hockey.
11225B4     Th     Oct. 21-Dec. 16     6-6:30 pm         INTNL      There is no experience required. Concurrent enrollment in
11225B5     Sa     Oct. 16-Dec. 18     8:40-9:10 am      INTNL      hockey skating is recommended for Pre Hockey participants.
11225B6     Sa     Oct. 16-Dec. 18     9:50-10:20 am     INTNL      Required equipment: skates, gloves, elbow and knee pads, a
11225B7     Sa     Oct. 16-Dec. 18     10:50-11:20 am    INTNL      hockey helmet with facemask and a hockey stick. Equipment
                                                                    can be purchased through the International Ice Center for
No class Nov. 24, Nov. 25, Nov. 6, Nov. 27.                         a cost of $75. At the end of the class, you can keep the
Ages 3-4                                                            equipment or return it and receive $60 back. AS
R $90/NR $135
Min. 5/Max. 15                                                      Program #   Day    Date              Time           Location
                                                                    11227A1     F      Aug. 27-Oct. 15   4:40-5:30 pm   INTNL
                                                                    11227B1     F      Oct. 22-Dec. 17   4:40-5:30 pm   INTNL
            Resident Registration Begins
               Friday, Aug. 6, 6-8 p.m.                             No class Nov. 26.
                 Online & In-Person!                                Ages 4-12
                                                                    R $125/NR $187.50
                                                                    Min. 5/Max. 15
Tot Hockey
Tot classes are designed to provide orientation to the ice,
balance, agility and fun! For kids with little or no skating
                                                                        DON’T WAIT IN LINE - REGISTER ONLINE!
experience. Equipment requirement: helmet. Skate rental is
                                                                           Register your household on our web site,
available at the International Ice Center for $2 per session.
                                                                                www.plainfieldparkdistrict.com
AS
                                                                        by Wednesday, Aug. 4 to use online registration
                                                                               starting Friday, Aug. 6 at 6 p.m.
Program #   Day    Date              Time                Location
11226A1     W      Aug. 25-Oct. 13   10-10:30 am         INTNL
11226A2     W      Aug. 25-Oct. 13   1-1:30 pm           INTNL
11226A3     W      Aug. 25-Oct. 13   5:30-6 pm           INTNL
11226A4     Sa     Aug. 21-Oct. 9    11:40 am-12:10 pm   INTNL
11226B1     W      Oct. 20-Dec. 15   10-10:30 am         INTNL
11226B2     W      Oct. 20-Dec. 15   1-1:30 pm           INTNL
11226B3     W      Oct. 20-Dec. 15   5:30-6 pm           INTNL
11226B4     Sa     Oct. 16-Dec. 18   11:40 am-12:10 pm   INTNL

No class Nov. 24, Nov. 6, Nov. 27.
Ages 3-5
R $100/NR $150
Min. 5/Max. 15



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Stretch-N-Grow                                                       Stretch-N-Grow Game Day
We will use music, games and small equipment to get our              Let’s get moving with an hour of ACTIVE games! We will
bodies moving and having a great time! Children will burn off        get moving to some old favorites and some new ones too!
lots of energy while having fun, learning to enjoy exercise and      Some of our games may include: Mr. Fox, What Time is it?;
building good habits. Through our activities, your child will        Duck, Duck, Goose; Musical Hula Hoops; Red Light Green
build social skills, engage their imagination, build coordination,   Light; parachute games and much more! Come dressed
develop a variety of large motor skills, build their self-esteem     comfortably and ready to move! Instructor: Coach Chris. MB
and much more. Each session covers new discussion topics
and has different activities. Please dress yourself and your         Program #    Day    Date              Time            Location
child in comfortable clothing and gym shoes as we will be            11212A1      Tu     Sep. 21           6-7 pm          STREA
very active. Instructor: Coach Chris. MB                             11212B1      Sa     Oct. 9            11 am-12 pm     STREA
                                                                     11212C1      W      Nov. 10           1:30-2:30 pm    STREA
Ages 2-3 w/parent
                                                                     Ages 2-5 w/parent
Program #     Day    Date            Time               Location
                                                                     R $8/NR $12
11210A1       Tu     Sep. 14-Oct. 19 9:30-10:15 am      STREA
                                                                     Min. 6/Max. 12
11210B1       Tu     Nov. 2-Dec. 7   9:30-10:15 am      STREA
                                                                     Family Playtime
Ages 3-5
                                                                     Calling all families who want to have some fun! This is a
Program #     Day    Date            Time              Location      terrific parent/child interactive class utilizing mats, tunnels,
11210A2       Tu     Sep. 14-Oct. 19 11:30 am-12:15 pm STREA         interactive songs, and much more. Instructor: Christina
11210B2       Tu     Nov. 2-Dec. 7   11:30 am-12:15 pm STREA         Antzoulatos. MB

R $35/NR $52.50                                                      Program #    Day    Date              Time           Location
Min. 6/Max. 12                                                       11213A1      F      Sep. 17-Oct. 22   10:30-11:15 am STREA
                                                                     11213B1      F      Nov. 5-Dec. 17    10:30-11:15 am STREA

                    DON’T DELAY!                                     No class Nov. 26.
     Programs that fail to reach minimum enrollment                  Ages 1-4 w/parent
     5 business days prior to the first class meeting                 R $30/NR $45
                    will be canceled.                                R Sibling $18/NR Sibling $33
                                                                     Min. 6/Max. 12

                                                                     Wibble Wobbles
Stretch-N-Grow Siblings                                              Move and groove to the beat as we clap, climb and cruise
Do you have more than one child between the ages of 2 and 5?         together! Don’t miss this opportunity to bond with your
Then this is a great class for you all to take together! Parents     toddler through music, dance, instruments and sing-a-longs!
will be able to interact with and assist their younger child while   Instructor: Christina Antzoulatos. MB
the older sibling will get to participate independently and as
part of a group. This class follows the same structure as other      Program #    Day    Date              Time            Location
Stretch-N-Grow classes (see previous class description), so          11214A1      W      Sep. 15-Oct. 20   9:45-10:15 am   RECAD
be prepared for an EXERCITING time! Instructor: Coach                11214B1      W      Nov. 3-Dec. 15    9:45-10:15 am   RECAD
Chris. MB
                                                                     No class Nov. 24.
Program #     Day    Date              Time           Location       Ages 1-1½ w/parent
11211A1       Tu     Sep. 14-Oct. 19   10:30-11:15 am STREA          R $36/NR $54
11211B1       Tu     Nov. 2-Dec. 7     10:30-11:15 am STREA          Min. 6/Max. 10

Ages 2-5 w/parent
R $30/NR $45 per child                                                Early Childhood Location Key
Min. 6/Max. 12
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                                                  Early Childhood
Boogie Bops                                                          Salsa Babies
Wiggle and giggle to the beat with your toddler on the move!         Participants will learn basic steps and simple routines to
This class is filled with fun musical games, coordination and         popular Latin dances such as Merengue, Cha-Cha, Samba,
listening activities and plenty of exercise and movement.            Bachata, Mambo and of course, the Salsa. Build your
Instructor: Christina Antzoulatos. MB                                dance confidence week after week while babies shake their
                                                                     maracas and safely bounce their feet to the Salsa beat! This
Program #    Day    Date                Time           Location      is a perfect class for those who have always wanted to take
11215A1      W      Sep. 15-Oct. 20     10:30-11:15 am RECAD         lessons but could never convince their partner to take them!
11215B1      W      Nov. 3-Dec. 15      10:30-11:15 am RECAD         Classes are suitable for all dance abilities and fitness levels
                                                                     and are designed for new mommies and their infant babies
No class Nov. 24.                                                    from ages 6 weeks to 12 months. Be sure to bring your front/
Ages 1½-2 w/parent                                                   back carrier or a wrap, water bottle and comfortable clothes.
R $48/NR $72                                                         Instructor: Corinne Coffindaffer. MB
Min. 6/Max. 10
                                                                     Program #    Day    Date              Time            Location
Music Together                                                       11303A1      Tu     Sep. 14-Oct. 19   9:30-10:15 am   STREA
These music and movement classes are mixed-age for                   11303B1      Tu     Nov. 2-Dec. 7     9:30-10:15 am   STREA
children birth to 5-years-old. They’re perfect for siblings,
cousins, neighbors and friends. Class activities include singing,    Ages 6 weeks - 1 year w/parent
dancing, free movement, fingerplays/chants, instrument jam            R $63/NR $94.50
sessions and lots of laughter! For more information on Music         Min. 6/Max. 12
Together, visit www.naperfieldmusictogether.com or call
(630) 390-4424. 8 months and younger are free with paid
sibling. Instructor: Music Together Staff. MB                                    Resident Registration Begins
                                                                                    Friday, Aug. 6, 6-8 p.m.
Program #    Day    Date              Time                Location                    Online & In-Person!
11301A1      M      Sep. 13-Nov. 1    9:30-10:15 am       MUS
11301A2      M      Sep. 13-Nov. 1    10:30-11:15 am      MUS
11301A3      M      Sep. 13-Nov. 1    11:30 am-12:15 pm   MUS
11301A4      Sa     Sep. 18-Nov. 6    9:30-10:15 am       MUS        Salsa Tots
11301A5      Sa     Sep. 18-Nov. 6    10:30-11:15 am      MUS        Designed for walking tots who are ready to walk, sing, dance
11301A6      Sa     Sep. 18-Nov. 6    11:30 am-12:15 pm   MUS        and play to tropical songs and lively Latin rhythms that parent
                                                                     and child can enjoy together. Tots are introduced to basic
Ages 0-5 w/parent                                                    Spanish vocabulary, dance, and learn to explore different
R $154/NR $231                                                       cultures, music and most importantly help build confidence.
R Sibling $84/NR Sibling $161                                        This is a perfect class for parents who want to spend quality
Min. 6/Max. 10                                                       time with their child in an activity that merges fitness,
                                                                     movement and lots of fun! We are sure to get Mom and tot
                                                                     moving and grooving week after week! Instructor: Corrine
                                                                     Coffindaffer. MB

                                                                     Program #    Day    Date              Time           Location
                                                                     11304A1      Tu     Sep. 14-Oct. 19   10:30-11:15 am STREA
                                                                     11304B1      Tu     Nov. 2-Dec. 7     10:30-11:15 am STREA

                                                                     Ages 1½-5 w/parent
                                                                     R $63/NR $94.50
                                                                     Min. 6/Max. 12


                                                                      Early Childhood Location Key
                                                                      See page 13!




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Tasty Tales for Tots                                                  Messy Masterpieces
You and your little chef can have a whole lot of fun making           Be sure to bring a smock -- creating with traditional and some
a tasty treat, listening to a story and creating a fun craft          not-so-traditional materials can be messy, but a lot of fun!
together, all around a different theme each month. Instructor:        Instructor: Sylvie Kemp. MB
Janna Heritage. MB
                                                                      Program #    Day    Date              Time            Location
Program #   Day   Date    Themes            Time           Location   11300A1      W      Sep. 15-Oct. 20   9:30-10:15 am   STREA
11400A1     F     Sep. 17 Wheels on the Bus 10-10:45 am    RECAD      11300B1      W      Nov. 3-Dec. 15    9:30-10:15 am   STREA
11400B1     F     Oct. 22 5 Little Pumpkins 10-10:45 am    RECAD
11400C1     F     Nov. 19 Gobbling Good     10-10:45 am    RECAD      No class Nov. 24.
                          Turkeys                                     Ages 2-3 w/parent
11400D1     F     Dec. 10 Rudolph the       10-10:45 am    RECAD      R $48/NR $72
                          Red-Nosed Reindeer                          Min. 6/Max. 10

Ages 2-3 w/parent                                                     Let’s Get Messy
R $10/NR $15                                                          What could be more fun than getting messy, and parents
Min. 6/Max. 10                                                        don’t have to worry about the clean-up! We will have many
                                                                      things to tantalize ALL your senses and boggle your mind!
                                                                      Play clothes are recommended. Instructors: Darlene Finck &
                   DON’T DELAY!                                       Sylvie Kemp. MB
    Programs that fail to reach minimum enrollment
    5 business days prior to the first class meeting                   Program #    Day    Date              Time            Location
                   will be canceled.                                  11414A1      W      Nov. 17           6:30-7:15 pm    STREA

                                                                      Ages 2-6 w/parent
Manners, Please!                                                      R $12/NR $18
An interactive presentation utilizing magic to present basic          Min. 12/Max. 25
manners. Topics include the Golden Rule, magic words,
compliments, shaking hands and mealtime manners. Class                Fantastic Fall Fun
objective is to assist parents in teaching everyday manners.          Fall is a fantastic time of year! We will be doing activities
Parents are encouraged to stay for the class. Instructor: Jim         and creating fall crafts that celebrate the season. Join us to
Black. MB                                                             create great memories for you and your little one. Instructors:
                                                                      Darlene Finck & Sylvie Kemp. MB
Program #       Day   Date              Time              Location
11412A1         Tu    Sep. 21-28        4-4:45 pm         STREA       Program #    Day    Date              Time            Location
11412B1         W     Nov. 3-10         4-4:45 pm         STREA       11415A1      W      Oct. 13           6:30-7:15 pm    STREA

Ages 4-5                                                              Ages 2-6 w/parent
R $20/NR $30                                                          R $12/NR $18
Min. 8/Max. 10                                                        Min. 12/Max. 25

Santa’s Workshop                                                      Enchanted Ball
Santa and his elves are eagerly waiting to see you! Join us           Calling all Princes and Princesses, it is time for the ball! Put
for an evening of fun and excitement for the whole family!            on your favorite prince/princess outfit, whatever that may be,
Bring your wish list and get ready to enjoy a holiday evening         and join us for our 3rd annual Enchanted Ball. We will have
filled with snacks, crafts, and games! All children will receive       dancing, games and a magical treat. Instructors: Darlene
one photo with Santa. Parents may bring their cameras for             Finck & Sylvie Kemp. MB
additional pictures. Children under age 1 do not need to
register. KB/MB                                                       Program #    Day    Date              Time            Location
                                                                      11416A1      F      Sep. 17           6:30-8 pm       CENTR
Program #       Day   Date              Time              Location
11413A1         Th    Dec. 16           6:30-8 pm         IRA         Ages 2-6 w/parent
                                                                      R $12/NR $18
Ages 1-6 w/parent                                                     Min. 25/Max. 100
R $10/NR $15
Min. 25/Max. 100




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                                                                   Dance
Mommy & Me Ballet                                                         Pre Ballet 3
The basics of ballet, rhythm, and movement will be taught in              Dancers will learn more challenging steps and variations of
this fun class for both moms and daughters! Ballet shoes and              the ballet skills learned in Pre Ballet 1 and 2. Leotard and
leotard required for child only. Please, no slippers.                     ballet shoes required. Please, no slippers.

Program #   Day   Date              Time             Instr.   Location    Program # Day Date         Time                         Instr. Location
18301A1     M     Sep. 13-Dec. 13   10-10:30 am      Cindy    RECAD       18304A1 M Sep. 13-Dec. 13 4-4:45 pm                     Cindy RECAD
18301A2     W     Sep. 15-Dec. 15   10-10:30 am      Cindy    RECAD       18304A2 Th Sep. 16-Dec. 16 4-4:45 pm                    Kathy STREA
18301A3     Th    Sep. 16-Dec. 16   11:30 am-12 pm   Kathy    RECAD
                                                                          No class Nov. 25.
No class Nov. 25.                                                         Ages 5-6
Ages 2-3                                                                  R $86/NR $129
R $86/NR $129                                                             Min. 5/Max. 10
Min. 5/Max. 10

Pre Ballet 1                                                                            Resident Registration Begins
Dancers will learn basic ballet skills. These steps are designed                           Friday, Aug. 6, 6-8 p.m.
for first-time dancers using words and motions. Leotard and                                   Online & In-Person!
ballet shoes are required. Please, no slippers.

Program #   Day   Date              Time                Instr. Location
18302A1     M     Sep. 13-Dec. 13   11-11:45 am         Cindy RECAD       Ballet
18302A2     M     Sep. 13-Dec. 13   5-5:45 pm           Taylor STREA      Ballet is a wonderful and disciplined art form based on a
18302A3     Tu    Sep. 14-Dec. 14   11:30 am-12:15 pm   Kathy RECAD       centuries-old tradition of movement and classical steps. It
18302A4     Tu    Sep. 14-Dec. 14   4-4:45 pm           Kathy RECAD       develops a sense of movement, rhythm and appreciation
18302A5     W     Sep. 15-Dec. 15   9-9:45 am           Cindy RECAD       of music as well as building confidence and promoting self-
18302A6     W     Sep. 15-Dec. 15   11-11:45 am         Kathy STREA       discipline. Leotard, tights, and leather or canvas ballet shoes
18302A7     Th    Sep. 16-Dec. 16   9:30-10:15 am       Kathy RECAD       are required. NO BALLET SLIPPERS!
18302A8     Th    Sep. 16-Dec. 16   11:30 am-12:15 pm   Wendy STREA
18302A9     F     Sep. 17-Dec. 17   11-11:45 am         Cindy RECAD       Program #   Day   Date              Time            Ages Instr.   Location
18302B1     Sa    Sep. 18-Dec. 18   11-11:45 am         Wendy STREA       18305A1     Tu    Sep. 14-Dec. 14   4-4:45 pm       5-7 Wendy     RECAD
                                                                          18305A2     W     Sep. 15-Dec. 15   5-5:45 pm       6-8 Kathy     RECAD
No class Nov. 25, Nov. 26, Nov. 27.                                       18305A3     Sa    Sep. 18-Dec. 18   12:30-1:15 pm   5-8 Wendy     STREA
Ages 3-4
R $86/NR $129                                                             No class Nov. 27.
Min. 5/Max. 10                                                            R $86/NR $129
                                                                          Min. 5/Max. 10
Pre Ballet 2
Dancers will learn basic ballet skills and combinations.                  Premier Ballet
Leotard and ballet shoes are required. Please, no slippers.               This class is for advanced ballet dancers who need to be
                                                                          challenged. This class is structured and disciplined while still
Program #   Day   Date              Time             Instr.   Location    maintaining an aura of fun. YOU MUST HAVE INSTRUCTOR
18303A1     M     Sep. 13-Dec. 13   6-6:45 pm        Taylor   STREA       APPROVAL TO REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS.
18303A2     Tu    Sep. 14-Dec. 14   10:30-11:15 am   Kathy    RECAD
18303A3     Tu    Sep. 14-Dec. 14   1-1:45 pm        Cindy    STREA       Program #   Day    Date              Time        Ages   Instr.    Location
18303A4     W     Sep. 15-Dec. 15   9-9:45 am        Kathy    STREA       18306A1     M      Sep. 13-Dec. 13   5-5:45 pm   5-8    Cindy     RECAD
18303A5     Sa    Sep. 18-Dec. 18   10-10:45 am      Wendy    STREA       18306A2     Tu     Sep. 14-Dec. 14   5-5:45 pm   8-11   Cindy     RECAD
                                                                          18306A3     Th     Sep. 16-Dec. 16   5-5:45 pm   8-11   Wendy     STREA
No class Nov. 27.
Ages 4-5                                                                  No class Nov. 25.
R $86/NR $129                                                             R $86/NR $129
Min. 5/Max. 10                                                            Min. 5/Max. 10




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                                                         Dance
Pointe
A form of ballet that is performed on the tips of toes or “en
pointe.” Dancers must have ballet training and a strong sense
of discipline. YOU MUST HAVE INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL
TO REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS. Comfortable clothing,
ballet shoes, and pointe shoes are required.

Program # Day Date        Time               Instr. Location
18307A1 W Sep. 15-Dec. 15 7-7:45 pm          Cindy STREA

Ages 8-11
R $86/NR $129
Min. 5/Max. 10


                   DON’T DELAY!
    Programs that fail to reach minimum enrollment
    5 business days prior to the first class meeting
                   will be canceled.                            Tap
                                                                Tap dance is an intricate combination of footwork and jazzy
                                                                moves. It will help develop a sense of rhythm and coordination
                                                                while having fun learning all the classic steps. Comfortable
Premier Pointe                                                  clothing and tap shoes are required.
Dancers must have prior experience in pointe. YOU MUST
HAVE INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL TO REGISTER FOR THIS                   Program #   Day   Date              Time          Ages    Instr.   Location
CLASS. Comfortable clothing, ballet shoes, and pointe shoes     18309A1     M     Sep. 13-Dec. 13   4-4:45 pm     4-6     Taylor   STREA
are required.                                                   18309A2     M     Sep. 13-Dec. 13   6-6:45 pm     6-9     Cindy    RECAD
                                                                18309A3     W     Sep. 15-Dec. 15   10-10:45 am   4-6     Kathy    STREA
Program # Day Date        Time               Instr. Location    18309A4     W     Sep. 15-Dec. 15   6-6:45 pm     6-8     Kathy    RECAD
18308A1 W Sep. 15-Dec. 15 8-8:45 pm          Cindy STREA        18309A5     Th    Sep. 16-Dec. 16   4-4:45 pm     5-7     Wendy    STREA

Ages 11-18                                                      No class Nov. 25.
R $86/NR $129                                                   R $86/NR $129
Min. 5/Max. 10                                                  Min. 5/Max. 10

                                                                Premier Tap
  If you or a family member would like to enroll in a           Dancers will learn advanced tap combinations. YOU MUST
  Park District program and need assistance under               HAVE INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL TO REGISTER FOR THIS
  the Americans with Disabilities Act, simply request           CLASS.
  additional services by marking the ADA section on the
  registration form. Inclusion services are available to        Program #   Day   Date              Time          Ages    Instr.   Location
  people who need physical assistance, adaptations,             18310A1     W     Sep. 15-Dec. 15   5-5:45 pm     7-12    Cindy    RECAD
  accommodations, and support necessary to allow                18310A2     W     Sep. 15-Dec. 15   6-6:45 pm     13-17   Cindy    RECAD
  for social, mental, and emotional inclusion. Inclusion        18310A3     W     Sep. 15-Dec. 15   7-7:45 pm     8-10    Kathy    RECAD
  requests will be forwarded to JBSRA, who will work to
  find the appropriate assistance. Please provide at least       R $86/NR $129
  two weeks notice prior to the start of the program for an     Min. 5/Max. 10
  inclusion request.



                                                                 Dance Location Key
                                                                 RECAD Recreation/Administration Center
                                                                       23729 W. Ottawa St.
                                                                 STREA Streams Recreation Center
                                                                       24319 Cedar Creek Ln.




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                                                                    Dance
Jazz                                                                        Girls Hip Hop
Jazz dance is present in many different forms and venues.                   Hip hop is for the dancer who loves music and wants to move.
Learn all the important jazz techniques such as leaps, turns,               It improves coordination and helps build confidence while
correct posture, and strong sharp movements to upbeat and                   teaching rhythm and modern music appreciation. Dancers
fun music. Comfortable clothing and jazz shoes are required.                must have attitude and discipline. Comfortable clothing and
                                                                            clean gym shoes are required.
Program #   Day   Date              Time        Ages    Instr.   Location
18311A1     M     Sep. 13-Dec. 13   4-4:45 pm   5-7     Wendy    RECAD      Prog. #   Day   Date              Time            Ages    Instr.   Loc.
18311A2     M     Sep. 13-Dec. 13   7-7:45 pm   10-13   Cindy    RECAD      18313A1   M     Sep. 13-Dec. 13   6-6:45 pm       8-12    Jeri     STREA
18311A3     Tu    Sep. 14-Dec. 14   6-6:45 pm   4-6     Wendy    RECAD      18313A2   M     Sep. 13-Dec. 13   7-7:45 pm       9-12    Wendy    RECAD
18311A4     Tu    Sep. 14-Dec. 14   6-6:45 pm   6-9     Cindy    RECAD      18313A3   Tu    Sep. 14-Dec. 14   4-4:45 pm       5-7     Cindy    RECAD
18311A5     Tu    Sep. 14-Dec. 14   7-7:45 pm   9-12    Kathy    RECAD      18313A4   Tu    Sep. 14-Dec. 14   5-5:45 pm       6-8     Wendy    RECAD
18311A6     Th    Sep. 16-Dec. 16   6-6:45 pm   4-6     Kathy    STREA      18313A5   Tu    Sep. 14-Dec. 14   7-7:45 pm       10-13   Wendy    RECAD
18311A7     Th    Sep. 16-Dec. 16   7-7:45 pm   7-9     Kathy    STREA      18313A6   W     Sep. 15-Dec. 15   4-4:45 pm       4-6     Cindy    RECAD
                                                                            18313A7   W     Sep. 15-Dec. 15   6-6:45 pm       6-8     Jeri     STREA
No class Nov. 25.                                                           18313A8   W     Sep. 15-Dec. 15   7-7:45 pm       9-13    Jeri     STREA
R $86/NR $129                                                               18313A9   Th    Sep. 16-Dec. 16   10:30-11:15am   4-6     Kathy    RECAD
Min. 5/Max. 10                                                              18313B1   Th    Sep. 16-Dec. 16   6-6:45 pm       6-8     Wendy    STREA
                                                                            18313B2   Th    Sep. 16-Dec. 16   7-7:45 pm       8-10    Wendy    STREA
                                                                            18313B3   F     Sep. 17-Dec. 17   10-10:45 am     4-6     Cindy    RECAD
             Resident Registration Begins                                   18313B4   Sa    Sep. 18-Dec. 18   9-9:45 am       8-10    Wendy    STREA
                Friday, Aug. 6, 6-8 p.m.                                    18313B5   Sa    Sep. 18-Dec. 18   1:30-2:15 pm    4-6     Wendy    STREA
                  Online & In-Person!                                       18313B6   Sa    Sep. 18-Dec. 18   2:30-3:15 pm    6-8     Wendy    STREA

                                                                            No class Nov. 25, Nov. 26, Nov. 27.
                                                                            R $86/NR $129
Premier Jazz                                                                Min. 5/Max. 10
This class will learn intricate jazz techniques and combinations.
Dancers will learn different styles of jazz to various types of             Premier Hip Hop
music. YOU MUST HAVE INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL TO                                 Dancers will learn advanced hip hop combinations. YOU
REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS.                                                    MUST HAVE INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL TO REGISTER
                                                                            FOR THIS CLASS!
Program # Day Date         Time      Ages                Instr. Location
18312A1 M Sep. 13-Dec. 13 7-7:45 pm 10-18                Jeri   STREA       Program # Day Date        Time                       Instr.   Location
18312A2 Tu Sep. 14-Dec. 14 7-7:45 pm 12-14               Cindy RECAD        18314A1 M Sep. 13-Dec. 13 8-8:45 pm                  Jeri     STREA

R $86/NR $129                                                               Ages 14-18
Min. 5/Max. 10                                                              R $86/NR $129
                                                                            Min. 5/Max. 10




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                                                      Dance
Boys Hip Hop                                                  Ballet/Tap
Boys will learn choreographed combinations and hip hop        Dancers will learn both tap and ballet combinations to various
steps. It improves coordination and helps build confidence     types of music. Comfortable clothing, ballet shoes and tap
while teaching rhythm and modern music appreciation.          shoes are required.
Comfortable clothing and clean gym shoes are required.
                                                              Prog. # Day Date           Time          Ages Instr. Loc.
Program # Day Date        Time      Ages Instr.    Location   18317A1 Th Sep. 16-Dec. 16 9:30-10:15 am 4-6 Wendy STREA
18315A1 M Sep. 13-Dec. 13 4-4:45 pm 4-6  Jeri      STREA      18317A2 Th Sep. 16-Dec. 16 5-5:45 pm     5-7 Kathy STREA
18315A2 M Sep. 13-Dec. 13 5-5:45 pm 7-11 Jeri      STREA
                                                              No class Nov. 25.
R $86/NR $129                                                 R $86/NR $129
Min. 5/Max. 10                                                Min. 5/Max. 10

                                                              Jazz/Tap
    DON’T WAIT IN LINE - REGISTER ONLINE!                     Dancers will learn both jazz and tap in one fun and fast-
       Register your household on our web site,               moving class. Comfortable clothing, jazz shoes, and tap
            www.plainfieldparkdistrict.com                     shoes are required.
    by Wednesday, Aug. 4 to use online registration
           starting Friday, Aug. 6 at 6 p.m.                  Program # Day Date        Time                       Instr. Location
                                                              18318A1 F Sep. 17-Dec. 17 9-9:45 am                  Cindy RECAD

                                                              No class Nov. 26.
Pom Dance                                                     Ages 4-6
Pom dance is a very spirited form of dance combining jazz     R $86/NR $129
and hip hop moves like you see on all the football fields.     Min. 10/Max. 10
Comfortable clothing and jazz shoes are required. Pom poms
will be provided.
                                                                                 DON’T DELAY!
Program # Day Date         Time      Ages Instr. Location         Programs that fail to reach minimum enrollment
18316A1 Tu Sep. 14-Dec. 14 5-5:45 pm 4-6  Kathy RECAD             5 business days prior to the first class meeting
18316A2 Tu Sep. 14-Dec. 14 6-6:45 pm 7-9  Kathy RECAD                            will be canceled.

R $86/NR $129
Min. 5/Max. 10                                                Jazz/Hip Hop
                                                              Dancers will learn both jazz and hip hop combinations in this
                                                              fun and energetic class. Comfortable clothing and jazz shoes
 Dance Location Key                                           are required.
 RECAD Recreation/Administration Center                       Prog. #   Day   Date              Time            Ages   Instr.   Loc.
       23729 W. Ottawa St.
                                                              18319A1   M     Sep. 13-Dec. 13   5-5:45 pm       6-8    Wendy    RECAD
 STREA Streams Recreation Center                              18319A2   M     Sep. 13-Dec. 13   6-6:45 pm       9-13   Wendy    RECAD
       24319 Cedar Creek Ln.                                  18319A3   Tu    Sep. 14-Dec. 14   9:30-10:15 am   4-6    Kathy    RECAD

                                                              R $86/NR $129
                                                              Min. 10/Max. 10




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Having Fun with Art                                                 Scrapbooking - Summer Vacation
Paint is pretty, chalk is cheerful, markers are marvelous, and      Wish that summer didn’t have to end? The memories don’t
glitter is glamorous! In this class, we will use all of these and   have to. You can remember your fun summer by scrapping
more to create unique works of art. You will be amazed at           photos of you, your friends, and your family. Each student
the wonderful masterpieces you can create. Instructor: Caryn        will receive a themed kit containing two 12x12 fun patterned
Dean. MB                                                            paper and/or cardstock, embellishments, and 1 do-it-yourself
                                                                    handmade card. We will also use fun products like die-cuts,
Program #    Day    Date               Time            Location     stickers, markers, and more. We will provide the tools and
12100A1      Tu     Sep. 14-Oct. 19    4:30-5:15 pm    STREA        guidance that you need to make your scrapbook. All you need
12100A2      W      Sep. 15-Oct. 20    4:30-5:15 pm    STREA        to do is bring your pictures. Instructor: Nancy Schuler. MB
12100B1      Tu     Nov. 2-Dec. 14     4:30-5:15 pm    STREA
12100B2      W      Nov. 3-Dec. 15     4:30-5:15 pm    STREA        Program #   Day    Date             Time           Location
                                                                    12423A1     Th     Sep. 23          6-8 pm         STREA
Ages 6-11
No class Nov. 23 & Nov. 24.                                         Ages 6-12
R $57/NR $85.50                                                     R $20/NR $30
Min. 6/Max. 10                                                      Min. 5/Max. 12

Scrapbooking - My Little Dance                                      Scrapbooking - Winter Wonderland
Want to capture those great dance moves? You will when              Freeze those winter memories with your winter-inspired
you create your dazzling dance-themed scrapbook. Each               scrapbook pages. Winter time brings many wonderful
participant will receive a themed kit containing two 12x12          memories, like playing in the snow, building a snowman,
sheets of fun patterned paper, embellishments and more. We          sledding and so much more. Each participant will receive a
will also use stickers, die cuts, markers and more to create        themed kit containing two 12x12 sheets of Winter-themed
our Fall fun themed scrapbook. This class will teach and            paper, embellishments and more. We will also use stickers,
assist you in creating your scrapbook. We provide the tools         die cuts, markers and more to create our Fall fun themed
and you provide the pictures. Instructor: Nancy Schuler. MB         scrapbook. This class will teach and assist you in creating
                                                                    your scrapbook. We provide the tools and you provide the
Program #    Day    Date               Time            Location     pictures. Instructor: Nancy Schuler. MB
12421A1      Th     Nov. 18            6-8 pm          STREA
                                                                    Program #   Day    Date             Time           Location
Ages 6-12                                                           12424A1     Th     Dec. 9           6-8 pm         STREA
R $20/NR $30
Min. 5/Max. 12                                                      Ages 6-12
                                                                    R $20/NR $30
Scrapbooking - Fall Fun                                             Min. 5/Max. 12
Jump into Fall by creating season-inspired pages. Bring the
beauty of the season alive in your Fall-themed scrapbook            Robotics Adventures
pages. You can also create a Halloween layout to help               Yes, we can learn about Robotics! With the LEGO WeDo
you cherish your memories. Each participant will receive            Robotics System, young children can build and program
a themed kit containing two 12x12 sheets of fun patterned           their own robotic creations. Designed by the experts at MIT,
paper, embellishments and more. We will also use stickers,          this unique system teaches children about simple machines,
die cuts, markers and more to create our Fall fun themed            engineering, programming and so much more. Young
scrapbook. This class will teach and assist you in creating         imaginations soar! Students will work together in teams of 2.
your scrapbook. We provide the tools and you provide the            Instructor: Computer Explorers Staff. MB
pictures. Instructor: Nancy Schuler. MB
                                                                    Program #   Day    Date             Time           Location
Program #    Day    Date               Time            Location     12415A1     M      Oct. 11-Nov. 8   4:15-5:15 pm   STREA
12422A1      Th     Oct. 21            6-8 pm          STREA
                                                                    Ages 6-8
Ages 6-12                                                           R $75/NR $112.50
R $20/NR $30                                                        Min. 3/Max. 8
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Digital Moviemaking - Mini Camp - NEW!                             Video Game Animation
In this abbreviated movie-making class, students will choose       If you love to play video games, here is an opportunity to
from various themes including Star Wars, Batman and                design your own! Dive into the world of video game design
SpongeBob. Using imagination, creativity, special digital          and animation by creating and programming characters
movie-making cameras, software and Lego sets, you will             that dance, sing and interact with one another. Add sound
create your very own digital movie worthy of an Oscar! You will    effects and music clips to create a dynamic video animation
be introduced to editing techniques, stop motion animation,        game by using software created just for kids. Afterwards,
and special effects software to create your masterpiece. All       you will receive a copy of your game so that your friends,
students will learn storyboarding and receive an electronic        your parents, even your grandmother can play! You will even
copy of their movie after class is complete. Instructor:           be able to continue to work on your project after class is
Computer Explorers Staff. MB                                       complete. Instructor: Computer Explorers Staff. MB

Program #    Day    Date              Time            Location     Program #    Day    Date              Time           Location
12410A1      Tu     Oct. 12           9 am-12 pm      RECAD        12414A1      M      Nov. 15-Dec. 13   4:30-6 pm      STREA

Ages 8-12                                                          No class Nov. 22.
R $28/NR $42                                                       Ages 8-12
Min. 4/Max. 10                                                     R $75/NR $112.50
                                                                   Min. 4/Max. 10
Fun-Gineering Build-A-Thon - NEW!
In this one-day session, budding engineers will choose and         Lights, Camera, Action - Intergalactic
build their own projects while learning about simple machines      Moviemaking
using Lego Educational Kits! Computer Explorers will discuss       Are you a Star Wars or Transformers fan? If so, join us and
concepts of pulleys, levers, wheels, and gears while students      create your very own Star Wars and Transformers movies
will bring their projects to life using battery-operated motors.   using special digital movie cameras and software. As
They will explore, investigate, and solve problems in a fun        directors and producers, we will work in teams to create our
group environment. 2 children per LEGO kit. Instructor:            own story and script, build various intergalactic scenes, and
Computer Explorers Staff. MB                                       film our own movies. We will use graphic editing techniques
                                                                   and stop motion animation, add background noise and music,
Program #    Day    Date              Time            Location     and show our movies at a private screening on the last day of
12411A1      Tu     Nov. 2            9:30 am-12 pm   RECAD        class. All students will get copies of the movies on a CD after
                                                                   class is complete. Instructor: Computer Explorers Staff. MB
Ages 8-12
R $22/NR $33                                                       Program #    Day    Date              Time           Location
Min. 4/Max. 8                                                      12419A1      M      Sep. 13-Oct. 4    4:30-6 pm      STREA

Alien Invasion Robotics Challenge                                  Ages 8-12
Two Lego astronauts have crash-landed onto an alien                R $75/NR $112.50
planet and they need your help. Using the amazing Lego             Min. 4/Max. 10
Mindstorms systems and infrared technology, students will
build and program a robot craft to help the astronauts explore     Rock & Roll Robotics
the planet. Students will work in teams of 2, building their       Create robots that rock and robots that roll! Using the LEGO
choice of robots and programming their creation around a           WeDo Robotics System, your robots will include a monkey
pre-set “challenge” course. Instructor: Computer Explorers         who plays a drum to a rock & roll beat, a lion that roars, a
Staff. MB                                                          bird that flaps its wings to create a big wind, a sleeping giant
                                                                   who will awaken on your command, and a boat that will rock
Program #    Day    Date              Time            Location     on the rough seas. This course builds knowledge of simple
12412A1      W      Nov. 24           9:30 am-12 pm   RECAD        machines, engineering, programming, and teamwork in an
                                                                   environment full of Rockin’ Fun! Students will work in teams
Ages 8-12                                                          of 2. Instructor: Computer Explorers Staff. MB
R $22/NR $33
Min. 4/Max. 8                                                      Program #    Day    Date              Time           Location
                                                                   12425A1      M      Oct. 11-Nov. 8    5:30-6:30 pm   STREA

 Youth Location Key                                                Ages 8-12
 See page 32!                                                      R $75/NR $112.50
                                                                   Min. 3/Max. 8



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World Travelers                                                    Kids “Time Out” for FUN!
Grab your passport and head to a new exciting destination          Let mom and dad go to work or shopping and come hang
each week where we may explore the foods, arts, crafts and         out with us this winter break for a morning, afternoon or all
games from places abroad. Instructor: Sylvie Kemp. MB              day fun! Kids will be kept entertained with holiday crafts and
                                                                   games. Who says you can’t have a snowball fight indoors?!
Program #    Day    Date              Time            Location     You don’t want to miss out on the fun. Limited spaces are
11127A1      Sa     Sep. 18-Oct. 23   9:30-10:15 am   STREA        available so sign up today! Kids enrolled in the full day must
11127B1      Sa     Nov. 6-Dec. 18    9:30-10:15 am   STREA        bring their own lunch. Enroll in the full day for all 6 days
                                                                   and SAVE! Use program #12430A1. KB
No class Nov. 27.
Ages 5-7                                                           Program #    Day   Date            Time          Fee
R $48/NR $72                                                       12430A1      M-W   Dec. 20-29      9 am-4 pm     R $168/NR $252
Min. 6/Max. 10                                                     12430B1      M     Dec. 20         9 am-4 pm     R $42/NR $63
                                                                   12430B2      M     Dec. 20         9 am-12 pm    R $21/NR $31.50
                                                                   12430B3      M     Dec. 20         1-4 pm        R $21/NR $31.50
             Resident Registration Begins                          12430C1      Tu    Dec. 21         9 am-4 pm     R $42/NR $63
                Friday, Aug. 6, 6-8 p.m.                           12430C2      Tu    Dec. 21         9 am-12 pm    R $21/NR $31.50
                  Online & In-Person!                              12430C3      Tu    Dec. 21         1-4 pm        R $21/NR $31.50
                                                                   12430D1      W     Dec. 22         9 am-4 pm     R $42/NR $63
                                                                   12430D2      W     Dec. 22         9 am-12 pm    R $21/NR $31.50
                                                                   12430D3      W     Dec. 22         1-4 pm        R $21/NR $31.50
Home By Myself                                                     12430E1      M     Dec. 27         9 am-4 pm     R $42/NR $63
Want a class to help make your child feel safe and lessen          12430E2      M     Dec. 27         9 am-12 pm    R $21/NR $31.50
the dangers of being alone? Here it is! Topics that will be        12430E3      M     Dec. 27         1-4 pm        R $21/NR $31.50
discussed include having a plan for being by themselves, how       12430F1      Tu    Dec. 28         9 am-4 pm     R $42/NR $63
to use the telephone correctly, posting emergency numbers,         12430F2      Tu    Dec. 28         9 am-12 pm    R $21/NR $31.50
locking doors and windows, checking in with parents or a           12430F3      Tu    Dec. 28         1-4 pm        R $21/NR $31.50
trusted neighbor, what to do in case of a fire, adopting a family   12430G1      W     Dec. 29         9 am-4 pm     R $42/NR $63
code, what to do if followed, and how to use and make a first       12430G2      W     Dec. 29         9 am-12 pm    R $21/NR $31.50
aid kit. Please bring paper and pencil. You may bring a drink      12430G3      W     Dec. 29         1-4 pm        R $21/NR $31.50
to class (no glass bottles). Instructor: Marylouise Kiefert. MB
                                                                   Location: RECAD
Program #    Day    Date              Time            Location     Ages 5-12
12105A1      Sa     Nov. 6            9-11 am         STREA        Min. 6/Max. 24
                                                                   Registration deadline is Dec. 6.
Ages 7-11
R $20/NR $30                                                       Parent’s Night Out
Min. 10/Max. 20                                                    Pizza, games, movies and friends...what more could a kid ask
                                                                   for?! Parents can drop their children off for age-appropriate,
Babysitting Clinic                                                 supervised games, crafts, activities and a whole lot of fun.
For the young babysitter, this class will teach the various        This program will give you the opportunity to run errands,
aspects of babysitting and staying home alone. Each                enjoy a nice dinner or just have some quiet time. Pizza
participant who attends the session, correctly demonstrates        and juice will be provided. Children must be potty trained.
all skills, and completes all course worksheets and quizzes        Instructors: Recreation Staff. MB
is eligible to receive a certificate of completion. Please
bring a sack lunch and a drink (no glass bottles). Instructor:     Program #    Day   Date                 Time           Location
Marylouise Kiefert. MB                                             12420A1      F     Sep. 10              6-9 pm         STREA
                                                                   12420B1      F     Oct. 15              6-9 pm         STREA
Program #    Day    Date              Time            Location     12420C1      F     Nov. 19              6-9 pm         STREA
12108A1      Sa     Nov. 13           9 am-3 pm       STREA        12420D1      F     Dec. 17              6-9 pm         STREA

Ages 11 & up                                                       Ages 4-11
R $30/NR $45                                                       R $25/NR $37.50
Min. 10/Max. 20                                                    R Sibling $10/NR Sibling $22.50
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                                                           Youth
Culinary Kids - Halloween Treats                                 Having Fun with Poetry & Limericks - NEW!
We will be creating simple “spooky” snacks along with            This class is an excellent means of exposing students to
learning basic kitchen safety. Please bring an apron to class    poetry by limericks. Participants will be given the history of
because it is going to be “spook-tacularly” messy. Instructor:   limericks and provided with an example. Over the 6-week
Darlene Finck. MB                                                session, a different topic will be chosen every week for the
                                                                 limerick composition. The participants will be provided with
Program # Day Date               Time           Ages Location    on-going hints and suggestions in composing their limerick,
12401A1 Sa Oct. 2-23             9:30-10:15 am 4-6 STREA         which will focus on figures of speech including similes,
12401A2 Sa Oct. 2-23             10:45-11:30 am 6-8 STREA        metaphors and analogies. A special prize will be given to
                                                                 the best limerick composer of the week! Instructor: Nicole
R $48/NR $72                                                     Goodum. MB
Min. 6/Max. 8
                                                                 Program #    Day    Date              Time            Location
                                                                 12109A1      Th     Sep. 16-Oct. 21   5-6 pm          RECAD
    DON’T WAIT IN LINE - REGISTER ONLINE!                        12109B1      Th     Nov. 4-Dec. 16    5-6 pm          RECAD
       Register your household on our web site,
            www.plainfieldparkdistrict.com                        No class Nov. 25.
    by Wednesday, Aug. 4 to use online registration              Ages 10-13
           starting Friday, Aug. 6 at 6 p.m.                     R $60/NR $90
                                                                 Min. 6/Max. 12


Culinary Kids - Holiday Treats                                                      DON’T DELAY!
We will be creating simple and yummy holiday snacks along            Programs that fail to reach minimum enrollment
with learning basic kitchen safety. Please bring an apron            5 business days prior to the first class meeting
because we will be cooking up a great time. Instructor:                             will be canceled.
Darlene Finck. MB

Program # Day Date               Time           Ages Location
12402A1 Sa Nov. 20-Dec. 18       9:30-10:15 am 4-6 STREA         Magic Class
12402A2 Sa Nov. 20-Dec. 18       10:45-11:30 am 6-8 STREA        Children are guaranteed to have a great time as they learn
                                                                 a collection of fascinating and mesmerizing tricks! Amaze
No class Nov. 27.                                                family and friends with tricks that involve cards, ropes, coins,
R $48/NR $72                                                     mind-reading and more. While the tricks may appear difficult,
Min. 6/Max. 8                                                    you’ll discover that they are quick to learn and easy to
                                                                 perform. All materials are provided and each child receives a
Manners, Please!                                                 magic kit to take home. Children are grouped by age and will
An interactive program utilizing magic to present everyday       learn tricks that are age-appropriate. Instructor: Magic Team
manners. Topics include the Golden Rule, magic words, hats,      of Gary Kantor. MB
compliments, making introductions, meeting and greeting
others, mealtime manners and putting your best foot forward.     Program #    Day    Date              Time            Location
Class objective is to assist young people to be confident         12406A1      Tu     Sep. 14           5:30-6:25 pm    STREA
and successful in school and social settings. Instructor: Jim    12406B1      Tu     Nov. 2            7-7:55 pm       STREA
Black. MB
                                                                 Ages 5-12
Program #    Day    Date              Time           Location    R $20/NR $30
12405A1      Tu     Sep. 21-28        5-6:30 pm      STREA       Min. 5/Max. 20
12405B1      W      Nov. 3-10         5-6:30 pm      STREA

Ages 6 & up
                                                                  Youth Location Key
R $35/NR $52.50
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StagePlay Junior: Musical Theatre for Kids!
Does your child love to sing, dance, and perform for others?
This entertaining program emphasizes the journey toward
producing a show from start to finish while creating a fun
environment to stretch dramatic wings. StagePlay Junior
is a great introduction to musical theater for kids ages 5-7.
Participants will also have an opportunity to perform in the
chorus of the StagePlay production of “Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum,” a
musical adaptation of the story of Jack and the Beanstalk.
The performance on Monday, Dec. 6 will give the cast a
chance to show friends and family all that they have learned.
Instructor: Musical Theatre for Kids! Staff. KB

Program #    Day   Date               Time          Location
12301A1      M     Sep. 13-Dec. 6     4-4:50 pm     HERIT

Ages 5-7
R $99/NR $148.50
Min. 15/Max. 25

Stage Play: Musical Theatre for Kids!
Does your child love to sing, dance, and perform for others?
This entertaining program emphasizes the journey toward          Drum Lessons - NEW!
producing a show from start to finish while creating a fun        Chicago’s #1 Drum Lessons is ready to make you the
environment to stretch dramatic wings. Participants will         drummer you always wanted to be. If it is just for fun, or to
rehearse and perform “Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum,” a musical adaptation    make it big in the music business, we can do it! We will teach
of the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. The performance on       you technique, drum separation, timing, stick control, double
Monday, Dec. 6 will give the cast a chance to show friends       bass, soloing, patterns, workouts and exercises, original fills
and family all that they have learned. Instructor: Musical       and beats. Students are also taught to read beginner sheet
Theatre for Kids! Staff. KB                                      music. All lessons are recorded on professional video to take
                                                                 home. Students will be contacted by the instructor one week
Program #    Day   Date               Time          Location     prior to class regarding specific lesson time. For semi-private
12302A1      M     Sep. 13-Dec. 6     5-6:30 pm     HERIT        lessons, each participant will get 15 minutes of one-on-one
                                                                 and 15 minutes of observation. Please bring drumsticks to
Ages 8-12                                                        class. The method book is sold through instructor on the first
R $128/NR $192                                                   day of class. Instructor: Chicago’s #1 Drum Staff. MB
Min. 15/Max. 25
                                                                 Semi-Private – R $52/NR $78
Weber Irish Dance
                                                                 Program #    Day   Date              Time           Deadline
Irish dance is alive and thriving right here in the southwest
                                                                 12316A1      F     Sep. 10-Oct. 22   4:30-6:00 pm   Sept. 5
suburbs. Children of every nationality will enjoy this dance
                                                                 12316A2      F     Sep. 10-Oct. 22   6:30-8:00 pm   Sept. 5
class. Participants will learn Irish Step and Figure Dancing
                                                                 12316A3      F     Nov. 5-Dec. 17    4:30-6:00 pm   Oct. 31
and participate in Weber Dance events such as St.
                                                                 12316A4      F     Nov. 5-Dec. 17    6:30-8:00 pm   Oct. 31
Patrick’s Day parades and recitals. Placement in beginner,
intermediate or advanced levels will be determined at the first
                                                                 Private – R $99/NR $148.50
class. Instructor: Weber Staff. CK
                                                                 Program #    Day   Date              Time           Deadline
Program #    Day   Date               Time          Location     12316B1      F     Sep. 10-Oct. 22   4:30-6:00 pm   Sept. 5
18370A1      Sa    Sept. 11-Dec. 11   11 am-12 pm   STREA        12316B2      F     Sep. 10-Oct. 22   6:30-8:00 pm   Sept. 5
                                                                 12316B3      F     Nov. 5-Dec. 17    4:30-6:00 pm   Oct. 31
No class Nov. 20 & 27.                                           12316B4      F     Nov. 5-Dec. 17    6:30-8:00 pm   Oct. 31
Ages 6 & up
R $175/NR $262.50                                                Location: Streams
Min. 10/Max. 10                                                  No class Oct. 8, Nov. 26.
                                                                 Ages 5 & up




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Junior Kids Spinning                                                Volleykidz
A great time for friends to have fun together and get healthy       Volleykidz is an introductory class for children ages 5-8. The
together. Try spinning and have fun while you are working           lesson plan introduces the pass, set and spike using a very
out. Learn more about exercising and do it while listening to       light volleyball. Volleykidz will improve each child’s hand/eye
music and having a good time. Thirty minutes of exercising          coordination and left/right coordination through the use of fun
on a bike and learning more about the importance of being           drills and gross motor games. Lesson plan also incorporates
healthy at a young age! Contracted service provided by              short educational drills including spelling, math and science.
Hometown Fitness. KW                                                Instructor: Volleyball Professionals. CK

Program #    Day     Date                 Time           Location   Program #    Day    Date               Time          Location
12270A1      M       Sep. 6-27            4:30-5 pm      HOME       12202A1      W      Sep. 8-Oct. 20     6-7 pm        LAKEW
12270B1      W       Sep. 8-29            5-5:30 pm      HOME       12202B1      W      Nov. 3-Dec. 15     6-7 pm        LAKEW
12270C1      M       Oct. 4-25            4:30-5 pm      HOME
12270D1      W       Oct. 6-27            5-5:30 pm      HOME       Ages 5-8
12270E1      M       Nov. 1-22            4:30-5 pm      HOME       R $81/NR $121.50
12270F1      W       Nov. 3-24            5-5:30 pm      HOME       Min. 8/Max. 24
12270G1      M       Dec. 6-27            4:30-5 pm      HOME
12270H1      W       Dec. 8-29            5-5:30 pm      HOME
                                                                    Youth Volleyball Skills/Drills
Ages 11-14                                                          Improve your volleyball skills with 60 minutes of drills in
R $66/NR $99                                                        setting, passing, overhand serving and spiking. The lesson
Min. 5/Max. 10                                                      plan directs the use of self-mastery training and groups that
                                                                    help each student reach a new level. Instructors organize
Victory Poms                                                        short games at the end of each class. Lesson plan also
Basic cheerleading and dance moves will be taught in a fun non-     incorporates short educational drills including spelling, math
competitive environment. They will learn motion techniques,         and science. Instructor: Volleyball Professionals. CK
jumps, sideline cheers and a short, choreographed dance.
Wear comfortable clothing and gym shoes. Pom-poms will be           Program #    Day    Date               Time          Location
provided. Instructor: Danielle Nowicki. MB                          12204A1      W      Sep. 8-Oct. 20     7-8 pm        LAKEW
                                                                    12204B1      W      Nov. 3-Dec. 15     7-8 pm        LAKEW
Program #    Day     Date                 Time           Location
12200A1      Th      Sep. 16-Oct. 21      5:30-6:15 pm   RECAD      Ages 8-11
12200B1      Th      Nov. 4-Dec. 16       5:30-6:15 pm   RECAD      R $81/NR $121.50
                                                                    Min. 8/Max. 24
No class Nov. 25.
Ages 6-8                                                            Basketball
R $54/NR $81                                                        Introduce your children to the game of basketball whether
Min. 8/Max. 15                                                      they are beginners or all-stars needing instruction to get to
                                                                    the next level. Basic skills of dribbling, passing, shooting
Flag Football                                                       and defense will be taught. Games will be played to show
Designed to teach and enhance the skills of our future football     the importance of teamwork in game situations. Equipment
stars. Proper techniques on passing, receiving, blocking, and       provided. Contracted Service taught by All Star Sports
kicking will be covered. Breakdown of offensive and defensive       Instruction. AS
strategies will also be covered. Teamwork and positive play
are highly stressed, but our main objective is to have fun.         Ages 6-8
Equipment needed: knee pads and elbow pads. Contracted              Program #    Day    Date             Time            Location
service taught by All Star Sports Instruction, Inc. AS              11205C1      Th     Sep. 9-Oct. 21   5:30-6:30 pm    NWCP
Program # Day      Date                Time      Ages    Location
12232A1 M          Sep. 13-Oct. 25     5-6 pm    6-8     NWCP       R $66/NR $99
12232B1 M          Sep. 13-Oct. 25     6-7 pm    9-10    NWCP       Min. 6/Max. 16
R $66/NR $99
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Youth Basketball League                                         5th & 6th Grade Boys
Every effort will be made to accommodate everyone               Fundamental play will be enforced! Regulation 10-foot rims
who wants to play. However, due to the popularity of this       and equipment will be used. All rules will be enforced. Season
program and limited gym space, placement on a team is           consists of 10 regular season games with one 1-hour practice
not guaranteed. Siblings may be placed on the same team         per week.
upon request. Requests for friends/neighbors to be placed
on the same team will not be honored. Practice is one night     Program # Day Date              Time       Ages      Location
during the week and games are on Saturday. Players will be      12261A3 M-Sa Nov. - Feb.        6-9 pm     10-12.5   TBA
provided a game t-shirt or jersey and participation trophy.
Registration for this program will end on Oct. 24. AS           R $125/NR $190
                                                                Min. 40/Max. 160
Kindergarten Mini Shooters
Introduce your Mini Shooter to the fundamentals of dribbling,   7th & 8th Grade Boys
passing, shooting, sportsmanship and teamwork. Rims will        Fundamentals and team concept will be taught. Regulation
be lowered and junior-sized basketballs will be used. Season    10-foot rims and a regulation-sized ball will be used. Zone
consists of 10 regular season games with one 45-minute          defense may be used. All rules will be enforced. Season
practice per week. The first 15 minutes of each game day will    consists of 10 regular season games with one 1-hour practice
be used to introduce new skills and drills.                     per week.

Program #   Day Date                Time            Location    Program # Day Date              Time       Ages      Location
12260A1     M-Sa Nov. - Feb.        6-9 pm          TBA         12261A4 M-Sa Nov. - Feb.        6-9 pm     12-14     TBA

Ages 5-6                                                        R $150/NR $225
R $100/NR $150                                                  Min. 40/Max. 160
Min. 40/Max. 60
                                                                3rd-5th Grade Girls
1st & 2nd Grade Boys & Girls                                    Fundamentals and team concept will be taught. Regulation
More basketball fundamentals! Rims will be lowered and          10-foot rims and an intermediate-sized ball will be used. All
intermediate-sized basketballs will be used. Season consists    rules will be enforced. Season consists of 10 regular season
of 10 regular season games with one 1-hour practice per         games with one 1-hour practice per week.
week.
                                                                Program # Day Date              Time       Ages      Location
Program # Day Date              Time         Ages   Location    12261A5 M-Sa Nov. - Feb.        6-9 pm     8-11      TBA
12261A1 M-Sa Nov. - Feb.        6-9 pm       6-8    TBA
                                                                42261 A5
R $100/NR $150                                                  R $120/NR $180
Min. 40/Max. 160                                                Min. 40/Max. 160

3rd & 4th Grade Boys                                            6th-8th Grade Girls
Regulation rims and an intermediate-sized basketball will be    Fundamentals and team concept will be taught. Regulation
used! Season consists of 10 regular season games with one       10-foot rims and an intermediate-size ball will be used. Zone
1-hour practice per week.                                       defense will be taught and may be used. All rules will be
                                                                enforced. Seasons consists of 10 regular season games with
Program # Day Date              Time         Ages   Location    one 1-hour practice per week.
12261A2 M-Sa Nov. - Feb.        6-9 pm       8-9    TBA
                                                                Program # Day Date              Time       Ages      Location
R $110/NR $165                                                  12261A6 M-Sa Nov. - Feb.        6-9 pm     11-14     TBA
Min. 40/Max. 160
                                                                R $130/NR $195
                                                                Min. 40/Max. 160
Any adult interested in coaching a Plainfield Park District
youth sport’s team must complete a Volunteer Application and
Background Check Form prior to being considered a coach.        If you are interested in coaching your child’s team,
Upon successful completion of the Volunteer Application, all    please contact Adam Steffes at (815) 436-8812 x38 or
coaches must attend a PCA Coaches Certification Clinic.          steffes@plainfieldparkdistrict.com.




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Baseball II                                                        White Sox Pitching Club
Our main focus is to have FUN. We believe a love for the           The White Sox Pitching Club will give you a first-hand look
game must be developed to move on. We will cover the               at the pitching mechanics that all great pitchers use! Pitching
correct fundamentals of throwing, hitting, fielding and running     with accuracy, velocity and minimal arm strain is no accident.
the basses. We will cover the game in detail while having fun.     There is a process that should be followed from the Big
The batting tee will be taken away after a couple of classes.      Leagues to Little League. The White Sox Pitching Club will
Equipment: must bring own glove. Contracted service taught         teach you that process. Even if pitching isn’t in your plans,
by All Star Sports Instruction, Inc. AS                            throwing correctly is critical to becoming a good baseball
                                                                   player. Get on the mound and get on the right track with the
Program #    Day     Date               Time            Location   White Sox Pitching Club. Student-to-instructor ratio will be
12205A1      M       Sep. 13-Oct. 25    4-5 pm          NWCP       10:1 or less. Each student will receive a White Sox Pitching
12205A2      Tu      Sep. 7-Oct. 19     5:45-6:45 pm    RENWI      Club t-shirt and Sox Pitching Club manual. Please wear
                                                                   appropriate athletic wear (gym shoes, sweatpants or baseball
Ages 5-7                                                           pants) and bring your baseball glove.
R $66/NR $99
Min. 6/Max. 16                                                     Program #   Day    Date               Time           Ages Location
                                                                   12208A1     M      Oct. 18-Nov. 8     6-7:15 pm      6-8 CREEK
                                                                   12208A2     M      Oct. 18-Nov. 8     7:15-8:30 pm   9-11 CREEK
             Resident Registration Begins
                Friday, Aug. 6, 6-8 p.m.                           $95
                  Online & In-Person!                              Min. 4/Max. 16


                                                                                      DON’T DELAY!
White Sox Hitting Club                                                 Programs that fail to reach minimum enrollment
Baseball is a wonderful game but it can be frustrating if you          5 business days prior to the first class meeting
don’t hit well. The White Sox Hitting Club will present your                          will be canceled.
hitter with a step-by-step approach to hitting like a Major
Leaguer. There are hitting ‘absolutes’ that must be present
in each at-bat to be successful. From Konerko to Swisher           Soccer II
to Rodriguez to Pujols, these ‘absolutes’ make all the             This fun and exciting step up from Level I covers all of the
difference. We know them and we will teach them to you.            same basics and so much more. We will learn more about
It’s never too early to learn to hit correctly before bad habits   game situations including how to spread out and call for
become difficult to fix. Softball players can benefit from this       the ball. Positioning and team work is our main focus in this
class as well. Once during each 4-week class, former Major         class. Fun games are played to keep everyone learning
Leaguer (Cardinals, Brewers, Phillies) and current White           and moving. Participants must wear shin pads. Contracted
Sox Academy Director Jim Adduci will visit and teach the           Service taught by All Star Sports Instruction, Inc. AS
finer points of hitting. Student-to-instructor ratio will be 10:1
or less. Each student will receive a White Sox Hitting Club        Program #    Day     Date                 Time            Location
t-shirt and Sox Hitting Club manual. Please wear appropriate       12230A1      Th      Sep. 9-Oct. 21       4:30-5:30 pm    NWCP
athletic wear (gym shoes, sweatpants or baseball pants) and        12230B1      M       Nov. 1-Dec. 13       7:45-8:45 pm    JFK
bring a baseball bat (if you have one).
                                                                   Ages 5-7
Program #   Day    Date             Time           Ages Location   R $66/NR $99
12207A1     M      Sep. 13-Oct. 4   6-7:15 pm      6-8 CREEK       Min. 6/Max. 16
12207A2     M      Sep. 13-Oct. 4   7:15-8:30 pm   9-11 CREEK

$95                                                                 Youth Location Key
Min. 4/Max. 16
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Pre Hockey                                                           International Ice Pre Alpha
Take your first step into the exciting sport of ice hockey. No        The International Ice Centre has excellent Learn to Skate
experience required. Concurrent enrollment in hockey skating         programs that can accommodate the beginner skater to the
is recommended for Pre Hockey participants. Required                 advanced level skater through a variety of classes. The Learn
equipment: skates, gloves, elbow & knee pads, hockey                 to Skate program curriculum is designed to keep skaters
helmet with facemask and hockey stick. Equipment can be              enthusiastic about learning and achieving skating goals. Free
purchased through the International Ice Center for $75. After        Learn to Skate Practices: Thursday 5:40-6 pm and Saturday
class, you can keep the equipment or return it for $60. AS           9:20-9:40 am and 10:30-10:50 am. AS

Program #    Day    Date                Time              Location   Program #    Day    Date               Time             Location
11227A1      F      Aug. 27-Oct. 15     4:40-5:30 pm      INTNL      12224A1      W      Aug. 25-Oct. 13    10-10:40 am      INTNL
11227B1      F      Oct. 22-Dec. 17     4:40-5:30 pm      INTNL      12224A2      W      Aug. 25-Oct. 13    1-1:40 pm        INTNL
                                                                     12224A3      Th     Aug. 26-Oct. 14    5-5:40 pm        INTNL
No class Nov. 26. Ages 4-12                                          12224A4      Th     Aug. 26-Oct. 14    6-6:40 pm        INTNL
R $125/NR $187.50. Min. 5/Max. 15                                    12224A5      Sa     Aug. 21-Oct. 9     8:40-9:20 am     INTNL
                                                                     12224A6      Sa     Aug. 21-Oct. 9     9:50-10:30 am    INTNL
Hockey Skating                                                       12224A7      Sa     Aug. 21-Oct. 9     10:50-11:30 am   INTNL
Our Hockey 1 class is designed to teach the fundamentals of          12224B1      W      Oct. 20-Dec. 15    10-10:40 am      INTNL
forward skating with an introduction to backward movement.           12224B2      W      Oct. 20-Dec. 15    1-1:40 pm        INTNL
Upon completion, you will progress through Hockey 2, 3               12224B3      Th     Oct. 21-Dec. 16    5-5:40 pm        INTNL
& 4. Required equipment: hockey skates and helmet with               12224B4      Th     Oct. 21-Dec. 16    6-6:40 pm        INTNL
facemask. Skate rental is available for $2 per session. AS           12224B5      Sa     Oct. 16-Dec. 18    8:40-9:20 am     INTNL
                                                                     12224B6      Sa     Oct. 16-Dec. 18    9:50-10:30 am    INTNL
Program #    Day    Date              Time                Location   12224B7      Sa     Oct. 16-Dec. 18    10:50-11:30 am   INTNL
11228A1      W      Aug. 25-Oct. 13   5:30-6:20 pm        INTNL
11228A2      Sa     Aug. 21-Oct. 9    11:40 am-12:30 pm   INTNL      No class Nov. 24, Nov. 25, Nov. 6, Nov. 27.
11228B1      W      Oct. 20-Dec. 15   5:30-6:20 pm        INTNL      Ages 5 & up
11228B2      Sa     Oct. 16-Dec. 18   11:40 am-12:30 pm   INTNL      R $100/NR $150
                                                                     Min. 5/Max. 15
No class Nov. 24, Nov. 6, Nov. 27. Ages 6 & up
R $125/NR $187.50. Min. 5/Max. 15                                    Roller/Inline Skating
                                                                     Skating can be fun and easy for kids and adults! With so many
                                                                     schools offering skating parties, this is the perfect opportunity
 Youth Location Key                                                  to give your kids the confidence they need. Whether a
 CENSQ Central Square Gym * 222 E. 9th St., Lockport                 beginner or a more advanced skater, we have something for
                                                                     everyone. We cover safety, starting, stopping, forward cross
 CHARL      Charles Reed E.S. * 2110 Clublands Prkwy.
                                                                     over, hockey stops, backward skating, skating with a partner,
 CREEK      Creekside E.S. * 13909 S. Budler Rd.                     simple jumps and spins, and basic jam moves. Parents
 EAGLE      Eagle Pointe E.S. * 24562 Norwood Dr.                    may skate the warm up times with their kids for FREE! All
 GLISS      Glisson’s Archery * 22900 E. Main St. (Rt. 126)          Saturday class members may stay to skate the public session
                                                                     immediately following class for FREE! For more information,
 HERIT      Heritage Grove M.S. * 12425 S. Van Dyke Rd.
                                                                     call Skate Aurora at (630) 898-5830. Roller skate rental is
 HOME       Hometown Fitness * 16108 S. Rt. 59                       included in the price. Inline skates can be rented at the rink
 INTNL      1581 W. Frontage Rd., Romeoville                         for $2. AS
 JFK        John F. Kennedy M.S. * 12350 S. Essington Rd.
                                                                     Program #    Day    Date               Time             Location
 LAKEW Lakewood Falls E.S. * 14050 S. Budler Rd.
                                                                     17202A1      Sa     Oct. 2-Nov. 6      12-1 pm          SKTAU
 NWCP       Northwest Park * 127th St. west of Rt. 30                17202A2      Sa     Nov. 13-Dec. 18    12-1 pm          SKTAU
 RECAD Rec./Admin. Center * 23729 W. Ottawa St.
 RENWI      Renwick Park * Renwick Rd. west of Rt. 59                All Ages
                                                                     R $44/NR $66
 SKTAU      Skate Aurora * 34W113 Montgomery Rd., Aurora
                                                                     Min. 8/Max. 20
 STREA      Streams Rec. Center * 24319 Cedar Creek Ln.
 VHWE       Van Horn Woods East * I-55 Frontage Rd. north of
            Caton Farm Rd.
  WGES      Walker’s Grove E.S. * 24810 W. 135th St.




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Tennis Stars
Introduction to forehand/backhand and serving technique.                             DON’T DELAY!
Continued emphasis on hand eye coordination, ball and foot            Programs that fail to reach minimum enrollment
skills. Fun games and activities round out this junior beginner       5 business days prior to the first class meeting
class. In case of inclement weather, please call the tennis                          will be canceled.
weather hotline at (815) 436-8812 x40. Instructor: MTL Tennis
Management Group. CK
                                                                  Tennis Masters
                                                                  The Masters group continues to work on all phases of the
Program #    Day    Date               Time          Location
                                                                  game using proper grips and technique. The Masters class
12214B1      Sa     Sept. 11-Oct. 16   10-11 am      NWCP
                                                                  also focuses on developing consistency and placement with
                                                                  their ground strokes. Singles and doubles match-play for the
Ages 6-7
                                                                  last 1/2 hour. In case of inclement weather, please call the
R $60/NR $90
                                                                  tennis weather hotline at (815) 436-8812 x40. Instructor: MTL
Min. 5/Max. 9
                                                                  Tennis Management Group. CK

                                                                  Program #    Day   Date               Time          Location
            Resident Registration Begins                          12218B1      Sa    Sept. 11-Oct. 16   1-2:30 pm     NWCP
               Friday, Aug. 6, 6-8 p.m.
                 Online & In-Person!                              Ages 10-13
                                                                  R $90/NR $135
                                                                  Min. 3/Max. 9
Tennis Champions
Volleys and overhead techniques are introduced in this class
with a continued emphasis on forehand and backhand stroke             DON’T WAIT IN LINE - REGISTER ONLINE!
production. These players are beginning to understand the                Register your household on our web site,
scoring system of tennis and beginning to rally while using                   www.plainfieldparkdistrict.com
their technique. In case of inclement weather, please call the        by Wednesday, Aug. 4 to use online registration
tennis weather hotline at (815) 436-8812 x40. Instructor: MTL                starting Friday, Aug. 6 at 6 p.m.
Tennis Management Group. CK

Program #    Day    Date               Time          Location
                                                                  Jr. Golf
12215B1      Sa     Sept. 11-Oct. 16   11 am-12 pm   NWCP
                                                                  Boys and girls participate in a number of fun drills and games
                                                                  as they learn the complicated golf swing and are taught the
Ages 8-9
                                                                  rules and proper etiquette of the game. Our main objective is
R $60/NR $90
                                                                  focused on fun! Golf clubs are provided, but participants may
Min. 5/Max. 9
                                                                  bring their own clubs. Contracted service taught by All Star
                                                                  Sports Instruction, Inc. AS
Tennis Satellite II
This program is for the middle school beginner player. Learn
                                                                  Program #    Day   Date               Time          Location
proper technique for ground strokes, volley and serve. Learn
                                                                  12203A1      Tu    Sep. 7-Oct. 19     4-4:45 pm     RENWI
basic body movement and footwork. Learn how to track,
judge the bounce of the ball and rules of tennis. In case of
                                                                  Ages 5-7
inclement weather, please call the tennis weather hotline at
                                                                  R $66/NR $99
(815) 436-8812 x40. Instructor: MTL Tennis Management
                                                                  Min. 6/Max. 16
Group. CK

Program #    Day    Date               Time          Location
12217B1      Sa     Sept. 11-Oct. 16   12-1 pm       NWCP

Ages 11-13
R $60/NR $90
Min. 3/Max. 9




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                                                              Youth
3rd Annual Bike Park Dirt Jam                                       Youth Fencing
MTB and BMX riders will ride the park for prizes including          This fencing class will offer students a basic understanding
bikes, frames, parts, and other swag. There will also be food,      of attacks and defenses in fencing. Students will have fun
music, entertainment, contests, raffles and giveaways. Par-          learning different moves and combinations of moves that will
ticipants must be registered for the Dirt Jam to ride the park      help them develop their fencing game. Each class will have
that day and be eligible for the prizes and giveaways. This         conditioning, drilling, and bouting (actual fencing). Time will
year’s event will be used as a fundraiser for the bike park.        be set aside during each class for individual instruction. This
The money raised will be used to fund operational expenses          program is designed for all fitness levels. Fencing equipment
and future improvements. Riders bringing in more than $50           will be provided. Instructor: Sergey Shevtsov. CK
in donations will receive free admission to the Dirt Jam and a
chance to win free bikes and other prizes. Participants bring-      Program #    Day    Date              Time           Location
ing less than $50 in donations will need to pay the registration    12271A1      W      Sept. 1-Oct. 20   6-7 pm         WGES
fee but are still eligible to win prizes. A Dirt Jam Fundraiser
Packet can be downloaded from www.cambrwest.org. Those              Ages 8-12
who register online will receive a free event t-shirt. Day-of-      R $96/NR $144
event registration will start at 10 a.m. Signed waivers and         Min. 6/Max. 12
helmets are required for event participation, and the event
will take place rain or shine. Spectators are free.                 Fencing Club
                                                                    The fencing club is for participants with previous fencing
Day          Date                       Time            Location    experience who are looking to spar with other fencers on
Sa           Oct. 2                     10 am - 4 pm    VHWE        a regular basis and/or train for upcoming tournaments.
                                                                    Equipment will be provided. Time will be set aside each class
All Ages                                                            for individual instruction. Instructor: Sergey Shevtsov. CK
$25 for CAMBr members/$30 for non-CAMBr members
                                                                    Program #    Day    Date              Time           Location
Skate Board Lessons Beginners                                       17272A1      W      Sept. 1-Oct. 20   7-8 pm         WGES
If you have no experience with the skate park and want to
learn the basics, this class is for you. Focus will be on stance,   Ages 8 & up
pushing techniques, turning, stopping, skating terminology,         R $96/NR $144
board basics, beginning tricks, and safety. The final class          Min. 6/Max. 12
will include a free skate session and skater evaluations. All
skaters are required to wear a helmet, pads and provide their
own skateboard to participate. Instructor: Craig Loomis. AS                     Resident Registration Begins
                                                                                   Friday, Aug. 6, 6-8 p.m.
Program #    Day      Date              Time            Location                     Online & In-Person!
12220A1      Sa       Aug. 21-Sep. 11   9:30-10:15 am   RENWI

Ages 7-12
R $50/NR $75                                                        Beginners Archery
Min. 6/Max. 12                                                      Classes concentrate on range rules, safety rules and archery
                                                                    fundamentals including eye dominance, safety rules, warm-
Skate Board Lessons Continuers                                      up exercises, archery tackle sized to archer, proper shooting
If you have no experience with the skate park and want to           techniques “9 Steps”, grouping and consistency, and scoring.
learn the basics, this class is for you. Focus will be on stance,   The beginner session is appropriate for those who have never
pushing techniques, turning, stopping, skating terminology,         shot a bow or those with some previous experience that are
board basics, beginning tricks, and safety. The final class          seeking a refresher session. Participants should not wear
will include a free skate session and skater evaluations. All       baggy clothing. Recommend short sleeve shirts be worn. All
skaters are required to wear a helmet, pads and provide their       safety gear and equipment will be provided (bow, arrows, arm
own skateboard to participate. Instructor: Craig Loomis. AS         guard). Master Instructor: Bill Burger. CK

Program #    Day      Date              Time           Location     Program #    Day    Date              Time           Location
12221A1      Sa       Aug. 21-Sep. 11   10:30-11:15 am RENWI        17203B1      Tu     Sept. 7-28        6:30-7:30 pm   GLISS
                                                                    17203D1      Tu     Oct. 12-Nov. 2    6:30-7:30 pm   GLISS
Ages 7-12
R $50/NR $75                                                        Ages 8 & up
Min. 6/Max. 12                                                      R $50/NR $75
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                                                             Youth
Early Taekwondo                                                     Pre-Karate
Designed especially for younger children, this program helps        Through fun and creative activities, children will develop
kids develop conditioning, coordination, listening skills, and      coordination, strength and personal safety skills in a well-
self-confidence through creative activities. A $45 uniform fee       supervised setting. This program will give your child the
is required at the first class. Instructor: classes taught under     lead they need in developing the memory and agility skills
the direction of Grand Master Ki Hong Kim. CK                       necessary to be successful in school and other sports.
                                                                    Instructor: Illinois Shotokan Karate Club. CK
Program #    Day    Date               Time            Location
12240A1      Th     Sep. 9-Dec. 16     5:50-6:35 pm    EAGLE        Program #    Day    Date              Time           Level
                                                                    12209A1      M      Sep. 13-Dec. 13   4:30-5:15 pm   Beg.
Ages 6-7                                                            12209A2      M      Sep. 13-Dec. 13   5:15-6 pm      Cont.
R $140/NR $210                                                      12209A3      Tu     Sep. 7-Dec. 14    4:15-5 pm      Beg.
Min. 5/Max. 20                                                      12209A4      Tu     Sep. 7-Dec. 14    5:05-5:50 pm   Cont.
                                                                    12209A5      Tu     Sep. 7-Dec. 14    6-6:45 pm      Instr. Per.
                                                                    12209A6      W      Sep. 8-Dec. 15    4-4:45 pm      Beg./Cont.
                   DON’T DELAY!                                     12209A7      W      Sep. 8-Dec. 15    4:45-5:30 pm   Novice
    Programs that fail to reach minimum enrollment
    5 business days prior to the first class meeting                 Locations: M - CHARL, Tu - EAGLE, W - CENSQ
                   will be canceled.                                No class Oct. 11, Nov. 2.
                                                                    Ages 5-7
                                                                    R $111/NR $166.50
Youth Taekwondo                                                     R $119/NR $178.50
This program includes a balanced cardiovascular workout,            R $128/NR $192
including punching, kicking, and blocking skills, using the         Min. 12/Max. 30
Taekwondo tradition and self control. Participants will improve
coordination, power of concentration, balance, and both             Youth Karate/Parent Child
physical and mental discipline. A $45 uniform fee is required       Karate skills put children in touch with their bodies and helps
at the first class. Instructor: classes taught under the direction   build coordination, agility, strength and poise, as well as
of Grand Master Ki Hong Kim. CK                                     personal safety skills all in a well-supervised setting. Karate
                                                                    skills release tension brought on by school and peers. The
Program #    Day    Date               Time            Location     confidence gained through Karate helps foster a strong
12241A1      Th     Sep. 9-Dec. 16     6:40-7:30 pm    EAGLE        positive self-image. The mental aspect of this program is both
                                                                    enjoyable and beneficial. Karate can improve your child’s
Ages 8-13                                                           sports, school and social activities. Please note that Parent/
R $140/NR $210                                                      Child, Youth and Adult classes may train together. Contracted
Min. 5/Max. 20                                                      service taught by Illinois Shotokan Karate Club. Fees are per
                                                                    person. CK
Parent/Child Taekwondo
This class provides families with a fun opportunity to              Program #    Day    Date              Time           Level
spend time together while improving physical and mental             12210A1      M      Sep. 13-Dec. 13   6:05-7 pm      White-Orn.
conditioning through cardiovascular drills, calisthenics,           12210A2      M      Sep. 13-Dec. 13   7-8 pm         Yellow&up
and traditional Taekwondo techniques including punching,            12210A3      Tu     Sep. 7-Dec. 14    6:50-7:45 pm   White
kicking, and blocking. Please note Parent/Child classes will        12210A4      Tu     Sep. 7-Dec. 14    7:50-8:45 pm   Orng.&up
train with Adult classes. A $45 uniform fee is required at the      12210A5      W      Sep. 8-Dec. 15    5:35-6:30 pm   1 session
first class. Instructor: classes taught under the direction of                                                            or less
Grand Master Ki Hong Kim. CK                                        12210A6      W      Sep. 8-Dec. 15    6:35-7:30 pm   Or./Yellow
                                                                    12210A7      W      Sep. 8-Dec. 15    7:35-8:30 pm   Blue&up
Program #    Day    Date               Time            Location
12242A1      Th     Sep. 9-Dec. 16     7:35-8:25 pm    EAGLE        Locations: M - CHARL, Tu - EAGLE, W - CENSQ
                                                                    No class Oct. 11, Nov. 2.
Ages 7 & up                                                         Ages 7 & up
R $140/NR $210                                                      R $111/NR $166.50
Min. 5/Max. 20                                                      R $119/NR $178.50
                                                                    R $128/NR $192
                                                                    Min. 6/Max. 15
 Youth Location Key
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                                 Park Progress Newsletter

Park District Hosts Ceremonial Groundbreaking for
New Segment of DuPage River Trail
                                                               The Park District hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking for
                                                               a new segment of the DuPage River Trail on June 23. The
                                                               ceremony took place at Riverview Park.

                                                               The trail segment is expected to be completed this fall.
                                                               When complete, the DuPage River Trail eventually will be
                                                               a 29-mile trail running along the DuPage River from Na-
                                                               perville to Channahon.

                                                               The Park District received $1,215,500 in American and
                                                               Recovery Reinvestment Act funding for the development
                                                               of the DuPage River Trail from Riverview Park to the Com
                                                               Ed right-of-way at 143rd Street and Route 59. These mon-
                                                               ies are being utilized in conjunction with $656,000 in Il-
                                                               linois Enhancement Transportation Program funds from
                                                               the Illinois Department of Transportation and $80,000 in
                                                               federal SAFETEA-LU funds.

Pictured from left to right are John Mayer, Project Manager with Engineering Resource Associates, Inc.; Mike Brann, Vice
President of the Park District Board of Commissioners; Michelle Kelly, President of the Park District Board of Commis-
sioners; Greg Bott, Park District Executive Director; Mary Kay Ludemann, Park District Commissioner; Cameron Bettin,
Park District Planning Superintendent; Brian Murphy, Village Administrator; Michael Collins, Mayor; Larry Kachel, Village
Trustee; and Bill Lamb, Village Trustee.



Ottawa Street Pool extends season through Labor Day
The Park District will extend its Ottawa Street Pool season through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 6.
Weekday hours are Monday – Friday, 1-4:30 p.m. and 7-8:30 p.m. Weekend and holiday hours are Saturday and Sunday
(and Labor Day Monday), 1-8 p.m. Please note that weekday hours will be extended to 1-8 p.m. the week of Aug. 16, then
shortened to 4-8 p.m. when school starts on Tuesday, Aug. 24.



Construction continues on Village Green Redevelopment Project
Construction on the Village Green         “Obviously we were very pleased           ground, a new amenity to the Park
Redevelopment Project is scheduled        and excited to receive the grant,”        District. Plans also include construc-
to be completed by August.                said Park District Executive Director     tion of a new half basketball court
The playground and picnic shelter         Greg Bott. “This project will enhance     and the replacement of a concrete
remain open during construction.          the enjoyment of park users, as well      pad with a rain garden. In addition,
However, the picnic shelter is not        as compliment the improvements            the project will include the renova-
available for rent.                       in downtown Plainfield such as the         tion of the existing restrooms to meet
                                          Streetscape project and the planned       ADA accessibility guidelines; the in-
The Park District received a $250,000     Riverfront project.”                      stallation of new site furnishings in-
Open Space Land Acquisition and                                                     cluding benches, trash receptacles,
Development grant from the Illinois       The funds are being used to relocate
                                          the existing basketball court to ex-      and drinking fountains; the replace-
Department of Natural Resources in                                                  ment of fencing and surfacing at the
2009 to re-develop the park.              pand the play area to include a spray



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Plainfield Park District Demonstrates Fiscal Responsibility
Saves taxpayers
                                          Receives recognition for excellence in
nearly $345,000
                                          financial reporting for 4th year in a row
with bond sale
                                          The Park District received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Fi-
The Park District recently refunded       nancial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the
a 2000 series of general obligation       United States and Canada (GFOA) for the fourth year in a row. The award is
bonds at a current, lower interest        the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and fi-
rate to save its taxpayers almost         nancial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment
$345,000.                                 by a government and its management.
The bond sale took place May 5,           “This recognition, especially for the fourth consecutive year, reinforces the
resulting in a $344,537 interest sav-     Park District’s overall level of fiscal responsibility and a continued trend of
ings over a 7-year period. It will save   sound and positive financial performance, especially when you consider to-
Park District residents approximately     day’s economic climate,” said Executive Director Greg Bott.
$49,000 a year from 2011 to 2017.
                                          The Park District’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal
“It may not amount to a lot of savings    year ending June 30, 2009, was judged by an impartial panel to meet the
for the individual tax payer, but it’s    high standards of the GFOA program. This included demonstrating a “spirit
just one more way we are trying to        of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate po-
be sensitive to our community during      tential users and user groups to read the report.
these tough economic times,” said
                                          The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately
Park District Executive Director Greg
                                          17,500 government finance professionals.
Bott. “We saw an opportunity to save
some money and we took advantage
of it.”
                                          ing was raised three grades from ‘A’       & Poor’s credit ratings express their
As a point of clarification, the bond      through ‘A+’ and ‘AA-‘ to its current      opinion about the ability and willing-
sale does not put money into the          rating of ‘AA’. The Park District’s ‘AA’   ness of an issuer, such as the Park
park district’s budget for it to spend.   rating means it has a very strong          District, to meet its financial obliga-
Rather, it saves residents money that     capacity to meet its financial com-         tions in full and on time. Last year’s
would have been spent in interest.        mitments, a reflection of its well-         rating upgrade reflected the Park
In addition, Standard & Poor’s Rat-       managed budget and demonstrated            District’s continued trend of sound
ings Services affirmed the Plainfield       fiscal responsibility.                      and positive financial performance
Park District’s ‘AA’ bond rating. Last    Credit ratings are forward-looking         leading to maintained reserve levels
year, the Park District’s bond rat-       opinions about credit risk. Standard       and moderate debt burden.



tennis courts; lighting upgrades; and
the renovation of the existing path
system.
The Village Green is 2.7-acre com-
munity park located just south of
historic downtown Plainfield at Fox
River and Chicago Streets. Platted in
1834, it has been used for a variety
of recreational purposes, including a
croquet field, swimming pool, base-
ball diamond, and outdoor amphi-
theater. Except for the replacement
of the playground in 1999, it has not
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                                                           Teens
Frisbee Golf Outing                                                Bust a Move!
Have you ever played Frisbee golf? Would you like to learn?        Do you like dancing to the Cha-Cha Slide or Cupid Shuffle?
Do you already know how? No matter what your experience,           Do you wish you knew the moves? Then you’ll love this event.
join us in our first Frisbee Golf Outing! The event will kick off   Learn line dances to today’s hottest pop music. Event staff
with instruction, and then we will break into groups of four       will be onsite to teach dances and then we will allow time for
and test our skills on the Four Seasons Park Frisbee Golf          open line dancing to today’s hits! School is out this day! KB
Course! Additional challenges will be placed at certain holes
and a raffle will be held at the end of the event (winners must     Program #    Day    Date              Time            Location
be present). KB                                                    13422A1      Tu     Nov. 2            1-4 pm          HERIT

Program #    Day    Date              Time            Location     Ages 12-17
13421A1      F      Sep. 10           4-7 pm          FOURS        R $10/NR $10
                                                                   Min. 25/Max. 75
Ages 12-17                                                         Registration deadline is Friday, Oct. 29.
R $15/NR $15
Min. 28/Max. 48                                                    Ski Trip - Grand Geneva, WI
Registration deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 8.                       We are going to the Mountain Top at Grand Geneva,
                                                                   Wisconsin’s premier skiing destination. To help ensure good
Skate Park Trip                                                    skiing conditions, the Mountain Top can easily turn 1,000
Are you looking to check out some other area skate parks?          gallons of water into the finest snow in Wisconsin in less
Grab your board (and helmet) and joins us for a day of             than a minute! It’s a great spot to get out in the fresh winter
skate park fun! We will visit the Tinley Park Park District        air, take in some exercise and spend time with friends. See
Extreme Skate Park and the Frankfort Square Park District          below for different fee options. Complimentary beginner
Union Creek Skate Park! Between skate parks, we will stop          lesson is provided for all participants. Lunch is included in
at Jimmy Johns for lunch. Box lunch will include sandwich,         all fees. Please bring additional money for lockers and extra
chips, cookie and a drink. If you would like additional food,      food if you wish. School is out this day! KB
please bring extra money. School is out this day! KB
                                                                   Program #    Day    Date              Time            Location
Program #    Day    Date              Time            Location     13518A1      Tu     Dec. 21           7:30 am-7:30 pm RECAD
13516A1      M      Oct. 11           9 am-4 pm       RECAD
                                                                   Ages 12-17
Ages 12-17                                                         Lift ticket only: $79
R $20/NR $20                                                       Lift ticket & rental (ski or snowboard): $95
Min. 8/Max. 8 (co-op)                                              Fees include lunch.
Registration deadline is Friday, Oct. 8.                           Min. 8/Max. 8 (co-op)
                                                                   Registration deadline is Monday, Dec. 6.
Corn Maze, Cookout, Reindeer & More!
Take a challenge and see if you can find your way out! At           Snow Tubing
Hardy’s Reindeer Ranch, we will have fun working together          Grab your friends and head to the hills for a fun-filled day of
to get though the corn maze which is designed like a treasure      snow tubing! We are headed to Villa Olivia in Bartlett for snow
hunt. There will be 6 checkpoints we will have to find before       tubing! After snow tubing, we will stop at Cici’s Pizza on the
completing the maze! After the maze, we will have a weenie         way home! Pizza buffet and drink are included in the price of
roast complete with hotdog, chips, soda, and smores! In            the trip. School is out this day! KB
addition, we will go on a hayride, race on pedal race carts,
and take a tour to see the reindeer! Please bring additional       Program #    Day    Date              Time            Location
money for extra snacks or gift shop purchases. School is out       13519A1      M      Dec. 27           10 am-2 pm      RECAD
this day! KB
                                                                   Ages 12-17
Program #    Day    Date              Time            Location     R $44/NR $44
13517A1      Tu     Oct. 12           8:30 am-3:30 pm RECAD        Min. 8/Max. 8 (co-op)
                                                                   Registration deadline is Monday, Dec. 20.
Ages 12-17
R $32/NR $32
Min. 8/Max. 8 (co-op)
Registration deadline is Monday, Oct. 4.                            Teen Location Key
                                                                    See page 40!




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Babysitting Clinic                                                Drum Lessons - NEW!
For the young babysitter, this class will teach the various       Chicago’s #1 Drum Lessons is ready to make you the
aspects of babysitting and staying home alone. Each               drummer you always wanted to be. If it is just for fun, or to
participant who attends the session, correctly demonstrates       make it big in the music business, we can do it! We will teach
all skills, and completes all course worksheets and quizzes       you technique, drum separation, timing, stick control, double
is eligible to receive a certificate of completion. Please         bass, soloing, patterns, workouts and exercises, original fills
bring a sack lunch and a drink (no glass bottles). Instructor:    and beats. Students are also taught to read beginner sheet
Marylouise Kiefert. MB                                            music. All lessons are recorded on professional video to take
                                                                  home. Students will be contacted by the instructor one week
Program #    Day   Date              Time              Location   prior to class regarding specific lesson time. For semi-private
12108A1      Sa    Nov. 13           9 am-3 pm         STREA      lessons, each participant will get 15 minutes of one-on-one
                                                                  and 15 minutes of observation. Please bring drumsticks to
Ages 11 & up                                                      class. The method book is sold through instructor on the first
R $30/NR $45                                                      day of class. Instructor: Chicago’s #1 Drum Staff. MB
Min. 10/Max. 20
                                                                  Semi-Private – R $52/NR $78
                                                                  Program #    Day   Date               Time           Deadline
    DON’T WAIT IN LINE - REGISTER ONLINE!                         12316A1      F     Sep. 10-Oct. 22    4:30-6:00 pm   Sept. 5
       Register your household on our web site,                   12316A2      F     Sep. 10-Oct. 22    6:30-8:00 pm   Sept. 5
            www.plainfieldparkdistrict.com                         12316A3      F     Nov. 5-Dec. 17     4:30-6:00 pm   Oct. 31
    by Wednesday, Aug. 4 to use online registration               12316A4      F     Nov. 5-Dec. 17     6:30-8:00 pm   Oct. 31
           starting Friday, Aug. 6 at 6 p.m.
                                                                  Private – R $99/NR $148.50
                                                                  Program #    Day   Date               Time           Deadline
Leadership Workshops                                              12316B1      F     Sep. 10-Oct. 22    4:30-6:00 pm   Sept. 5
What is a leader? A leader is a person who uses skills to help    12316B2      F     Sep. 10-Oct. 22    6:30-8:00 pm   Sept. 5
a group identify and achieve its goals. There is no such thing    12316B3      F     Nov. 5-Dec. 17     4:30-6:00 pm   Oct. 31
as a born leader. Anyone can achieve success if they learn        12316B4      F     Nov. 5-Dec. 17     6:30-8:00 pm   Oct. 31
the skills necessary for becoming a good leader. Join us as we
explore different topics and teach the basic tools necessary      Location: Streams
to become good leaders. The last topic is Applications /          No class Oct. 8, Nov. 26.
Interviews - now that you have the skills to become a good        Ages 5 & up
leader, learn in this session how to appropriately communicate
these skills to future employers! KB                              Weber Irish Dance
                                                                  Participants will learn Irish Step and Figure Dancing and
Enroll in all 6 days and SAVE!                                    participate in Weber Dance events such as St. Patrick’s Day
R $168/NR $252                                                    parades and recitals. Placement in beginner, intermediate
                                                                  or advanced levels will be determined at the first class.
Program #    Day   Date              Topic                        Instructor: Weber Staff. CK
13420A1      M-W   Dec. 20-29        See Below
                                                                  Program #    Day   Date               Time           Location
R $42/NR $63 each day                                             18370A1      Sa    Sept. 11-Dec. 11   11 am-12 pm    STREA
Program #    Day   Date              Topic
13420B1      M     Dec. 20           General Leadership/          No class Nov. 20 & 27.
                                     Leading Children             Ages 6 & up
13420C1      Tu    Dec. 21           Modeling/Praise/Activities   R $175/NR $262.50
13420D1      W     Dec. 22           Keeping Them Safe:           Min. 10/Max. 10
                                     Reducing Put-downs
13420E1      M     Dec. 27           Turbocharged Activities
13420F1      Tu    Dec. 28           Playing Favorites
13420G1      W     Dec. 29           Applications/Interviews

Time: 9am-4pm
Location: STREA
Ages 13-15
Min. 6/Max. 18



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Junior Kids Spinning                                               Junior Volleyball Skill/Drills
A great time for friends to have fun together and get healthy      Improve your volleyball skills with 60 minutes of drills in
together. Try spinning and have fun while you are working          setting, passing, overhand serving and spiking. You will learn
out. Learn more about exercising and do it while listening to      to overhand serve and develop skills to play games. The
music and having a good time. Thirty minutes of exercising         lesson plan directs the use of self-mastery training and group
on a bike and learning more about the importance of being          drills that help each student reach a new level. Instructors
healthy at a young age! Contracted service provided by             organize games at the end of each class. Lesson plan also
Hometown Fitness. KW                                               incorporates short educational drills including spelling, math
                                                                   and science. Instructor: Volleyball Professionals. CK
Program #    Day    Date               Time             Location
12270A1      M      Sep. 6-27          4:30-5 pm        HOME       Program #    Day    Date              Time           Location
12270B1      W      Sep. 8-29          5-5:30 pm        HOME       13206A1      W      Sep. 8-Oct. 20    8-9 pm         LAKEW
12270C1      M      Oct. 4-25          4:30-5 pm        HOME       13206B1      W      Nov. 3-Dec. 15    8-9 pm         LAKEW
12270D1      W      Oct. 6-27          5-5:30 pm        HOME
12270E1      M      Nov. 1-22          4:30-5 pm        HOME       Ages 11-14
12270F1      W      Nov. 3-24          5-5:30 pm        HOME       R $81/NR $121.50
12270G1      M      Dec. 6-27          4:30-5 pm        HOME       Min. 8/Max. 24
12270H1      W      Dec. 8-29          5-5:30 pm        HOME

Ages 11-14                                                                      Resident Registration Begins
R $66/NR $99                                                                       Friday, Aug. 6, 6-8 p.m.
Min. 5/Max. 10                                                                       Online & In-Person!
Tennis Satellite I
This program is designed to introduce the game of tennis to
new high school players. Building blocks include grips, stroke     Advanced Fencing
production and movement. In case of inclement weather,             Advanced fencing will offer students a basic understanding
please call the tennis weather hotline at (815) 436-8812 x40.      of attacks and defenses in fencing. Students will have fun
Instructor: MTL Tennis Management Group. CK                        learning different moves and combinations of moves to
                                                                   help them develop their fencing game. Each class will have
Program #    Day    Date               Time             Location   conditioning, drilling, and bouting (actual fencing). Time will
12216B1      Sa     Sept. 11-Oct. 16   12-1 pm          NWCP       be set aside during each class for individual instruction. This
                                                                   program is designed for all fitness levels. Fencing equipment
Ages 14-18                                                         will be provided. Instructor: Sergey Shevtsov. CK
R $60/NR $90
Min. 3/Max. 9                                                      Program #    Day    Date              Time           Location
                                                                   17273A1      W      Sept. 1-Oct. 20   8-9 pm         WGES

 Teen Location Key                                                 Ages 13 & up
                                                                   R $96/NR $144
 FOURS      Four Seasons Park * Lockport St. west of I-55          Min. 6/Max. 12
 GLISS      Glisson’s Archery * 22900 E. Main St. (Rt. 126)
 HERIT      Heritage Grove M.S. * 12425 S. Van Dyke Rd.            Fencing Club
                                                                   The fencing club is for participants with previous fencing
 HOME       Hometown Fitness * 16108 S. Rt. 59
                                                                   experience who are looking to spar with other fencers on
 LAKEW Lakewood Falls E.S. * 14050 S. Budler Rd.                   a regular basis and/or train for upcoming tournaments.
 NWCP       Northwest Park * 127th St. west of Rt. 30              Equipment will be provided. Time will be set aside each class
 RECAD Rec./Admin. Center * 23729 W. Ottawa St.                    for individual instruction. Instructor: Sergey Shevtsov. CK
 SKTAU      Skate Aurora * 34W113 Montgomery Rd., Aurora
                                                                   Program #    Day    Date              Time           Location
 STREA      Streams Rec. Center * 24319 Cedar Creek Ln.            17272A1      W      Sept. 1-Oct. 20   7-8 pm         WGES
 VHWE       Van Horn Woods East * I-55 Frontage Rd. north of
            Caton Farm Rd.                                         Ages 8 & up
                                                                   R $96/NR $144
 WGES       Walker’s Grove E.S. * 24810 W. 135th St.
                                                                   Min. 6/Max. 12




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                                                            Teens
Beginners Archery
Classes concentrate on range rules, safety rules and
fundamentals of archery. Class covers eye dominance,
archery safety rules, warm-up exercises, archery tackle sized
to archer, proper shooting techniques “9 Steps”, grouping and
consistency, and scoring. The beginner session is appropriate
for those who have never shot a bow or those with some
previous experience that are seeking a refresher session.
Participants should not wear baggy clothing. Recommend
short sleeve shirts be worn. All safety gear and equipment
will be provided (bow, arrows, arm guard). Master Instructor:
Bill Burger. CK

Program #    Day    Date               Time            Location
17203B1      Tu     Sept. 8-28         6:30-7:30 pm    GLISS
17203D1      Tu     Oct. 12-Nov. 2     6:30-7:30 pm    GLISS

Ages 8 & up
R $50/NR $75
Min. 8/Max. 9


                   DON’T DELAY!
    Programs that fail to reach minimum enrollment
    5 business days prior to the first class meeting
                   will be canceled.


Roller/Inline Skating                                               3rd Annual Bike Park Dirt Jam
Skating can be fun and easy for kids and adults! With so many       MTB and BMX riders will ride the park for prizes including
schools offering skating parties, this is the perfect opportunity   bikes, frames, parts, and other swag. There will also be food,
to give your kids the confidence they need. Whether a                music, entertainment, contests, raffles and giveaways. Par-
beginner or a more advanced skater, we have something for           ticipants must be registered for the Dirt Jam to ride the park
everyone. We cover safety, starting, stopping, forward cross        that day and be eligible for the prizes and giveaways. This
over, hockey stops, backward skating, skating with a partner,       year’s event will be used as a fundraiser for the bike park.
simple jumps and spins, and basic jam moves. Parents                The money raised will be used to fund operational expenses
may skate the warm up times with their kids for FREE! All           and future improvements. Riders bringing in more than $50
Saturday class members may stay to skate the public session         in donations will receive free admission to the Dirt Jam and a
immediately following class for FREE! For more information,         chance to win free bikes and other prizes. Participants bring-
call Skate Aurora at (630) 898-5830. Roller skate rental is         ing less than $50 in donations will need to pay the registration
included in the price. Inline skates can be rented at the rink      fee but are still eligible to win prizes. A Dirt Jam Fundraiser
for $2. AS                                                          Packet can be downloaded from www.cambrwest.org. Those
                                                                    who register online will receive a free event t-shirt. Day-of-
Program #    Day    Date               Time            Location     event registration will start at 10 a.m. Signed waivers and
17202A1      Sa     Oct. 2-Nov. 6      12-1 pm         SKTAU        helmets are required for event participation, and the event
17202A2      Sa     Nov. 13-Dec. 18    12-1 pm         SKTAU        will take place rain or shine. Spectators are free.

All Ages                                                            Day          Date                     Time            Location
R $44/NR $66                                                        Sa           Oct. 2                   10 am - 4 pm    VHWE
Min. 8/Max. 20
                                                                    All Ages
                                                                    $25 for CAMBr members/$30 for non-CAMBr members




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                                                          Fitness
                                                                   Total Body Conditioning
                   DON’T DELAY!                                    Toning your body, challenging core and lower body muscles
    Programs that fail to reach minimum enrollment                 and targeting abdominal muscles will be your total body
    5 business days prior to the first class meeting                workout. This course will improve your posture and give you
                   will be canceled.                               a more slender look while increasing strength, flexibility and
                                                                   balance using bands, balls, steps, weights and more. This
                                                                   class is for all fitness levels. Please carry your fitness shoes
Yoga
                                                                   in and bring a water bottle. Instructor: Staci Krnac. KW
Yoga enhances flexibility, strengthens muscles, and offers a
new outlook on life. This class is designed to ease mature
                                                                   Program #    Day    Date            Time               Location
adults into a discipline that will help refresh their bodies and
                                                                   14204A1      M/W/Th Aug. 30-Oct. 21 7:30-8:30 pm       RECAD
minds. Instructor Melissa Walter-Hart is a registered and
                                                                   14204B1      M/W/Th Oct. 25-Dec. 16 7:30-8:30 pm       RECAD
certified yoga instructor with more than 18 years of teaching
experience. Participants should bring a yoga mat and refrain
                                                                   No class Sept. 6, Nov. 25.
from eating at least two hours before class. KW
                                                                   Ages 16 & up
                                                                   R $75/NR $112
Beginning
                                                                   Min. 8/Max. 14
Program #    Day    Date              Time            Location
14250A1      M      Sep. 13-Oct. 18   7-8 pm          STREA        Overall Fitness
14250A3      W      Sep. 15-Oct. 20   10-11 am        PTWN         Increase cardio endurance, muscle strength and tone. With
14250A4      F      Sep. 17-Oct. 22   10-11 am        PTWN         the use of weights, step, and fitness accessories with aerobic
14250B1      M      Oct. 25-Nov. 29   7-8 pm          STREA        activity, this class is excellent for al fitness levels. Exercises
14250B3      W      Oct. 27-Dec. 1    10-11 am        PTWN         are set to music for an enjoyable workout. Please carry fitness
14250B4      F      Oct. 29-Dec. 10   10-11 am        PTWN         shoes in and bring a water bottle. Instructor: Staci Krnac. KW
14250C1      M      Dec. 6-27         7-8 pm          STREA
14250C3      W      Dec. 8-29         10-11 am        PTWN         Program #    Day    Date            Time               Location
                                                                   14205A1      M/W/Th Aug. 30-Oct. 21 6:30-7:30 pm       RECAD
Intermediate                                                       14205B1      M/W/Th Oct. 25-Dec. 16 6:30-7:30 pm       RECAD
Program #    Day    Date              Time            Location
14250A2      M      Sep. 13-Oct. 18   8-9 pm          STREA        No class Sept. 6, Nov. 25.
14250B2      M      Oct. 25-Nov. 29   8-9 pm          STREA        Ages 16 & up
14250C2      M      Dec. 6-27         8-9 pm          STREA        R $75/NR $112
                                                                   Min. 8/Max. 14
No class Nov. 26.
Ages 14 & up                                                       Lunch Time Boot Camp
R $67/NR $77                                                       Challenge yourself with great aerobic training and boot
R $45/NR $55                                                       camp drills. Blast your abs and boost the calorie burn while
Min. 4/Max. 15                                                     having fun cross training. You will increase your strength by
                                                                   alternating step aerobics, weight resistance, and low impact
                                                                   moves. Participants will learn the correct way to warm-up,
                                                                   stretch, and condition the major muscle groups. Additional
             Resident Registration Begins                          equipment used will include the bosu ball, flex ball, and small
                Friday, Aug. 6, 6-8 p.m.                           weights. Instructor: Clete Richardson. KW
                  Online & In-Person!
                                                                   Program #    Day Date                  Time            Location
                                                                   14206A1      M/W/F Sep. 1-Oct. 22      12-1 pm         STREA
                                                                   14206B1      M/W/F Oct. 25-Dec. 17     12-1 pm         STREA

                                                                   No class Sep. 6, Nov. 24.
                                                                   Ages 16 & up
 Fitness Location Key                                              R $75/NR $112
                                                                   Min. 8/Max. 12
 HOME       Hometown Fitness * 16108 S. Rt. 59
 PTWN       Plainfield Township * 22525 W. Lockport St.
 RECAD Rec./Admin. Center * 23729 W. Ottawa St.
 STREA      Streams Rec. Center * 24319 Cedar Creek Ln.




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                                                           Fitness
Biggest Loser Personal Fitness                                      Adrenaline!
Ready to challenge yourself physically and reach those              Do not come to ADRENALINE! if you are faint of heart.
fitness goals you have been logging year after year? Join            Do not come to ADRENALINE! if you are not completely
us for an 8-week program that will change you mentally and          determined. ADRENALINE! is a class only for the elite in
physically and help you realize your personal fitness goals.         regards to motivation, dedication, and perseverance. If you
You will receive a total of 3 hours of 1-on-1 instruction, 6 team   are not afraid of a little pain, this class is for you. With a
group exercise classes, weekly Q & A sessions, full access          mixture of ply metrics, strength training, and isometrics, this
to Home Town Fitness club and kids room. Allow us to help           class is for the physically and mentally resilient. Anyone that
you achieve physical fitness and gain a healthier perspective        considers themselves to be already in shape, become elite
toward nutrition through customized fitness programming,             with ADRENALINE! You will find yourself a new person from
nutritionist and trainer consults, an all-access pass to one        start to finish after each session. Reveal that beach-ready,
of the newest clubs in Plainfield, and a program designed            ripped body you never knew you had! Test your strength, test
around you and your physical abilities! Participants will           your power, and get your ADRENALINE pumping! KW
schedule appointments with training staff the first week of
the program and the final week of the program for progress           Program #    Day Date                Time                Location
consultations. KW                                                   14210A1      Tu/Th Sep. 7-Oct. 28    5-6 pm              HOME
                                                                    14210B1      Tu/Th Nov. 2-Dec. 28    5-6 pm              HOME
Program #           Date                   Location
14209A1             Oct. 1-Nov. 24         HOME                     No class Nov. 25.
                                                                    Ages 18 & up
Ages 18 & up                                                        R $119/NR $178
R $90/NR $135                                                       Min. 5/Max. 15
Min. 1/Max. 12
                                                                    Hometown Family Membership
Nutrition Coach                                                     Enroll your entire family into a state-of-the-art fitness center
Not dropping the pounds? We have the road map to success!           that is designed for people who are looking for a fun,
Hire a nutrition coach for 4 weeks and see a healthy new            affordable facility. We have the best upscale adult fitness
you! Includes 1-hour initial assessment and game plan, three        club in the area with attentive and knowledgeable staff, and
30-minute sessions, BMR calculated, calculate your calories         a large variety of the most current workout equipment that
to loose weight, food journal, portion control, grocery shopping    is clean and comfortable. Enjoy access 7 days a week for 4
tour, nutrition tips, healthy recipes, do’s and don’ts of eating    weeks. Your family will also receive 1 free personal training
out, eating right and not dieting, and nutrition assessment. All    session and nutrition assessment.
of this and more to achieve a healthy new you! Once enrolled
in the program, a Hometown Fitness employee will contact            Program #           Date                      Location
you. Contracted service provided by Hometown Fitness. KW            14211A1             Sep. 1-30                 HOME
                                                                    14211B1             Oct. 1-31                 HOME
Program #           Date                   Location                 14211C1             Nov. 1-30                 HOME
14223A1             Sep. 7-30              HOME                     14211D1             Dec. 1-31                 HOME
14223B1             Oct. 4-30              HOME
14223C1             Nov. 1-30              HOME                     Ages 10 & up
14223D1             Dec. 1-29              HOME                     R $45/NR $45
                                                                    Min. 1/Max. 15
Ages 18 & up
R $119/NR $178                                                      Free Fall Sunday Funday
Min. 1/Max. 10                                                      The first Sunday of each month is FREE at Hometown
                                                                    Fitness! Take advantage of a state-of-the-art fitness center
                                                                    that is designed for people who are looking for a fun,
Hometown Fitness                                                    affordable facility. We have the best upscale club in the area
16108 Rt. 59, Plainfield, IL 60544                                   with attentive and knowledgeable staff, and a large variety
Monday – Friday 5 a.m. – 10 p.m.                                    of the most current workout equipment that is clean and
Saturday & Sunday 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.                                   comfortable. Call ahead to schedule a free nutrition and body
(815) 609-0212                                                      scan analysis with a personal trainer. The first Sunday of each
www.myhometownfitness.com                                            month is free September – December at Hometown Fitness.




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                                                    Adult Sports
Men’s Fall Softball League                                        Advanced Fencing
This league will consist of a 12-game regular season with         Advanced fencing will offer students a basic understanding
a post-season single elimination tournament. Teams will           of attacks and defenses in fencing. Students will have fun
play twice a week. Teams with six or more non-resident            learning different moves and combinations of moves to
players will be considered a non-resident team and must pay       help them develop their fencing game. Each class will have
the non-resident fee. Full registration fee is due at time of     conditioning, drilling, and bouting (actual fencing). Time will
registration. Registration is not accepted online. R/NR fees      be set aside during each class for individual instruction. This
may be adjusted upon receipt of final roster. Please register      program is designed for all fitness levels. Fencing equipment
the team captain only. AS                                         will be provided. Instructor: Sergey Shevtsov. CK

Program #    Day Date                Time            Location     Program #    Day    Date              Time           Location
24202A1      Tu/Th Sep. 7-Oct. 21    6:30-9:30 pm    FOURS        17273A1      W      Sept. 1-Oct. 20   8-9 pm         WGES

Ages 18 & up                                                      Ages 13 & up
R $620/NR $700                                                    R $96/NR $144
Min. 6/Max. 8                                                     Min. 6/Max. 12

                                                                  Fencing Club
            Resident Registration Begins                          The fencing club is for participants with previous fencing
               Friday, Aug. 6, 6-8 p.m.                           experience who are looking to spar with other fencers on
                 Online & In-Person!                              a regular basis and/or train for upcoming tournaments.
                                                                  Equipment will be provided. Time will be set aside each class
                                                                  for individual instruction. Instructor: Sergey Shevtsov. CK

Coed Fall Softball League                                         Program #    Day    Date              Time           Location
This league will consist of a 12-game regular season with         17272A1      W      Sept. 1-Oct. 20   7-8 pm         WGES
a post-season single elimination tournament. Teams will
play twice a week. Teams with six or more non-resident            Ages 8 & up
players will be considered a non-resident team and must pay       R $96/NR $144
the non-resident fee. Full registration fee is due at time of     Min. 6/Max. 12
registration. Registration is not accepted online. R/NR fees
may be adjusted upon receipt of final roster. Please register      Beginners Archery
the team captain only. AS                                         Classes concentrate on range rules, safety rules and
                                                                  fundamentals of archery. Class covers eye dominance,
Program #    Day    Date             Time            Location     archery safety rules, warm-up exercises, archery tackle sized
24203A1      W/F    Sep. 8-Oct. 22   6:30-9:30 pm    FOURS        to archer, proper shooting techniques “9 Steps”, grouping and
                                                                  consistency, and scoring. The beginner session is appropriate
Ages 18 & up                                                      for those who have never shot a bow or those with some
R $620/NR $700                                                    previous experience that are seeking a refresher session.
Min. 6/Max. 8                                                     Participants should not wear baggy clothing. Recommend
                                                                  short sleeve shirts be worn. All safety gear and equipment
Coed Adult Volleyball                                             will be provided (bow, arrows, arm guard). Master Instructor:
Intended for casual pick-up games, this is a great way to have    Bill Burger. CK
fun and stay in shape! Stop by the Recreation/Administration
Center to purchase your daily admission passes. Each pass         Program #    Day    Date              Time           Location
is good for one night of volleyball fun. Sorry, but passes must   17203B1      Tu     Sept. 8-28        6:30-7:30 pm   GLISS
be purchased in advance. No payments will be taken at the         17203D1      Tu     Oct. 12-Nov. 2    6:30-7:30 pm   GLISS
door. Dates are subject to change. AS
                                                                  Ages 8 & up
Program #    Day Date                Time            Location     R $50/NR $75
14212a1      Tu/Th Oct. 14-Dec. 16   7-9 pm          INDTR        Min. 8/Max. 9

No class Oct. 12, Nov. 2, Nov. 25.
Ages 18 & up
R $4/NR $8                                                         Adult Location Key
Min. 0/Max. 30                                                     See page 46!




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                                                      Adult Sports
3rd Annual Bike Park Dirt Jam                                      Adult Karate
MTB and BMX riders will ride the park for prizes including         This program offers a variety of benefits for the student.
bikes, frames, parts, and other swag. There will also be food,     This program is ideal for releasing tension and developing
music, entertainment, contests, raffles and giveaways. Par-         cardiovascular fitness. Karate movements develop poise and
ticipants must be registered for the Dirt Jam to ride the park     agility while improving overall muscle tone. Please note that
that day and be eligible for the prizes and giveaways. This        Tuesday Parent/Child, Youth and Adult classes may train
year’s event will be used as a fundraiser for the bike park.       together. Instructor: Illinois Shotokan Karate Club. CK
The money raised will be used to fund operational expenses
and future improvements. Riders bringing in more than $50          Program #    Day    Date              Time           Level
in donations will receive free admission to the Dirt Jam and a     12212A1      M      Sep. 13-Dec. 13   8-9 pm         Beg./Cont.
chance to win free bikes and other prizes. Participants bring-     12212A3      Tu     Sep. 7-Dec. 14    6:50-7:45 pm   Beg./Cont.
ing less than $50 in donations will need to pay the registration   12212A4      Tu     Sep. 7-Dec. 14    7:50-8:45 pm   Orng.&up
fee but are still eligible to win prizes. A Dirt Jam Fundraiser    12212A7      W      Sep. 8-Dec. 15    8:30-9:30 pm   Beg./Cont.
Packet can be downloaded from www.cambrwest.org. Those
who register online will receive a free event t-shirt. Day-of-     Locations: M - CHARL, Tu - EAGLE, W - CENSQ
event registration will start at 10 a.m. Signed waivers and        No class Oct. 11 & Nov. 2.
helmets are required for event participation, and the event        Ages 14 & up
will take place rain or shine. Spectators are free.                R $111/NR $166.50 R $119/NR $178.50
                                                                   R $128/NR $192
Day          Date                      Time           Location     Min. 6/Max. 15
Sa           Oct. 2                    10 am - 4 pm   VHWE

All Ages                                                                              DON’T DELAY!
$25 for CAMBr members/$30 for non-CAMBr members                        Programs that fail to reach minimum enrollment
                                                                       5 business days prior to the first class meeting
Adult Taekwondo                                                                       will be canceled.
Restricted to high school students and older, this program
concentrates on Taekwondo techniques through the study
of forms, stances, and the skills of punching, kicking, and        Youth Karate/Parent Child
blocking. Please note Parent/Child classes will train with         Karate skills put children in touch with their bodies and help
Adult classes. A $45 uniform fee is required at the first class.    build coordination, agility, strength and poise, as well as
Instructor: classes taught under the direction of Grand Master     personal safety skills all in a well-supervised setting. Karate
Ki Hong Kim. CK                                                    skills release tension brought on by school and peers. The
                                                                   confidence gained through Karate helps foster a strong
Program #    Day      Date             Time           Location     positive self-image. The mental aspect of this program is both
12243A1      Th       Sep. 9-Dec. 16   7:35-8:25 pm   EAGLE        enjoyable and beneficial. Karate can improve your child’s
                                                                   sports, school and social activities. Please note that Parent/
Ages 18.99 & up                                                    Child, Youth and Adult classes may train together. Contracted
R $140/NR $210                                                     service taught by Illinois Shotokan Karate Club. Fees are per
Min. 5/Max. 20                                                     person. CK

Parent/Child Taekwondo                                             Program #    Day    Date              Time           Level
This class provides families with a fun opportunity to             12210A1      M      Sep. 13-Dec. 13   6:05-7 pm      White-Or.
spend time together while improving physical and mental            12210A2      M      Sep. 13-Dec. 13   7-8 pm         Yellow&up
conditioning through cardiovascular drills, calisthenics,          12210A3      Tu     Sep. 7-Dec. 14    6:50-7:45 pm   White
and traditional Taekwondo techniques including punching,           12210A4      Tu     Sep. 7-Dec. 14    7:50-8:45 pm   Orng.&up
kicking, and blocking. Please note Parent/Child classes will       12210A5      W      Sep. 8-Dec. 15    5:35-6:30 pm   1 session
train with Adult classes. A $45 uniform fee is required at the                                                          or less
first class. Instructor: classes taught under the direction of      12210A6      W      Sep. 8-Dec. 15    6:35-7:30 pm   Or./Yellow
Grand Master Ki Hong Kim. CK                                       12210A7      W      Sep. 8-Dec. 15    7:35-8:30 pm   Blue&up

Program #    Day      Date             Time           Location     Locations: M - CHARL, Tu - EAGLE, W - CENSQ
12242A1      Th       Sep. 9-Dec. 16   7:35-8:25 pm   EAGLE        No class Oct. 11 & Nov. 2.
                                                                   Ages 7 & up
Ages 7 & up                                                        R $111/NR $166.50 R $119/NR $178.50
R $140/NR $210                                                     R $128/NR $192
Min. 5/Max. 20                                                     Min. 6/Max. 15



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                                                                            Adults
Parent’s Night Out                                                              Adult Hip Hop
Pizza, games, movies and friends...what more could a kid ask                    Adults of all ages will learn hip hop steps and combinations.
for?! Parents can drop their children off for age-appropriate,                  Please wear comfortable clothing and clean gym shoes.
supervised games, crafts, activities and a whole lot of fun.                    Instructor: Jeri.
This program will give you the opportunity to run errands,
enjoy a nice dinner or just have some quiet time. Pizza                         Program #    Day    Date              Time              Location
and juice will be provided. Children must be potty trained.                     18320A1      W      Sep. 15-Dec. 15   8-8:45 pm         STREA
Instructors: Recreation Staff. MB
                                                                                Ages 18 & up
Program #    Day   Date                  Time                    Location       R $86/NR $129
12420A1      F     Sep. 10               6-9 pm                  STREA          Min. 5/Max. 10
12420B1      F     Oct. 15               6-9 pm                  STREA
12420C1      F     Nov. 19               6-9 pm                  STREA          Belly Dancing
12420D1      F     Dec. 17               6-9 pm                  STREA          Tone up your body while enjoying an ancient art form combined
                                                                                with modern and trendy dance flair! The grace and fluidity of
Ages 4-11                                                                       belly dancing is an excellent tension reliever and fantastic for
R $25/NR $37.50                                                                 toning your body from head to toe and improving flexibility.
R Sibling $10/NR Sibling $22.50                                                 Choreographer and professional dance instructor Daisy
Min. 10/Max. 25                                                                 Raihani studied this diversified cultural feminine mystery in
                                                                                Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Morocco and taught dance classes
                                                                                in California for more than 15 years. KW
DANCE
                                                                                Beginners
Mini Ballroom I Workshop                                                        Program #    Day    Date              Time              Location
Discover the wonderful world of ballroom dancing in this                        14314A1      Tu     Sep. 21-Oct. 19   7-8 pm            STREA
introductory class. Improve your skills, learn new steps,                       14314B1      Tu     Nov. 2-30         7-8 pm            STREA
and how to lead and follow. You will have fun dancing the
Waltz, Cha Cha, and Swing with just a few hours of enjoyable                    Intermediate
instruction. Couples are recommended. Couples will not
rotate partners. Singles are not guaranteed a partner. Please                   Program #    Day    Date              Time              Location
wear comfortable clothing and shoes. CK                                         14315A1      Tu     Sep. 21-Oct. 19   8-9 pm            STREA
                                                                                14315B1      Tu     Nov. 2-30         8-9 pm            STREA
Program #    Day   Date                  Time                    Location
14301A1      Tu    Sep. 28-Oct. 26       7:30-8:45 pm            STREA          Ages 16 & up
                                                                                R $52/NR $78
Ages 16 & up                                                                    Min. 5/Max. 12
R $46/NR $69
Min. 8/Max. 16


                                                                                 Adult Location Key

                                                7 Days a Week                    CENSQ Central Square Gym * 222 E. 9th St., Lockport
                                                24 Hours a Day                   CHARL      Charles Reed E.S. * 2110 Clublands Prkwy.
                                                Residential &                    EAGLE      Eagle Pointe E.S. * 24562 Norwood Dr.
                                                Commercial                       FOURS      Four Seasons Park * Lockport St. west of I-55
                                                                                 GLISS      Glisson’s Archery * 22900 E. Main St. (Rt. 126)
                                                      Will County                INDTR      Indian Trail M.S. * 14723 S. Eastern Ave.
                                815-609-0101                                     STREA      Streams Rec. Center * 24319 Cedar Creek Ln.
                                             AireServ.com/will                   VHWE       Van Horn Woods East * I-55 Frontage Rd. north of
                                 Independently owned & operated franchise
                                                       Lic. # BA20083677                    Caton Farm Rd.
                                                                                 WGES       Walker’s Grove E.S. * 24810 W. 135th St.




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                                           Adult/Senior Trips
Chapels of Wonder                                               Chicago Movies and Music Tour
Join City Ventures and discover two of Chicago’s hidden         Spend a day learning about pop culture in Chicago. Tour the
“Chapels of Wonder.” Begin your day at the remarkable           Chicago Theatre, learning the history of the building and its
St James Chapel, located on Chicago’s near north side           performers. Step back stage and see the signatures of Frank
within the Archdiocese of Chicago offices, formerly Quigley      Sinatra, Dean Martin, Dolly Parton, and everyone else that
Seminary. Delight in a tour of this stunning chapel modeled     has ever performed there. Then we will head over to the Rock
after St. Chappelle in Paris. The brilliant antique English     and Roll McDonalds where you’ll be able to grab yourself a
stained glass windows will illuminate your soul. Marvel at      bite for lunch and take in all the music history that it has to
the transformation of Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper”     offer. After re-boarding the bus, we’ll enjoy a “films of Chicago”
into an exquisite sculpture echoing the Italian Renaissance     tour. See where famous movies have been filmed around
period. Enjoy lunch at Rosebud Trattoria consisting of house    Chicago, such as The Blues Brothers, Road to Perdition, The
salad, chicken piccata, and rigatoni alla vodka. Mini godiva    Dark Night, The Break Up and many, many more. Includes
cake for dessert. Continue your day after lunch in the heart    transportation and tours. Lunch is on your own. KW
of Chicago’s loop at the First United Methodist Church -
Chicago Temple. Tour the ground floor sanctuary and then         Program #    Day       Date         Time
make your pilgrimage 400 feet above the streets of Chicago      14502A1      W         Nov. 10      9:45 am-4:45 pm
(two elevators and a set of stairs) to admire the charming
Chapel in the Sky, reputed to be the highest place of worship   Bus departs Joliet Mall behind JC Penney (section 10)
above ground in the world.                                      Ages 18 & up
                                                                R $68/NR $102
Program #   Day    Date             Time                        Seniors 55 & up $68
14500A1     Tu     Oct. 26          8:30 am-4:30 pm             Min. 10/Max. 14

Bus departs Joliet Mall behind JC Penney (section 10)           Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Ages 18 & up                                                    Join us at Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace for this fun and
R $70/NR $105                                                   exciting show. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers takes place
Seniors 55 & up $70                                             in the 1850’s in the Oregon wilderness. The story revolves
Min. 10/Max. 14                                                 around Adam Pontipee who goes to town looking for a bride
Registration deadline is Sept. 27.                              to marry and to help him take care of his six brothers. He
                                                                ends up bringing back a young bride, Millie, who desires
                                                                to civilize and marry off her six rowdy brothers-in-law. The
                                                                brothers soon fall in love with a group of women who are
                                                                already spoken for. The brothers end up kidnapping the six
Walking Shoe Key                                                women from a neighboring town to be their brides. Luckily, in
                                                                the end, everyone lives happily ever after. A delicious lunch is
A little walking =                                              included before the show. KW

Some walking =                                                  Program #    Day    Date               Time
                                                                14501A1      W      Dec. 1             11 am-5 pm
A lot of walking =
                                                                Bus departs Joliet Mall behind JC Penney (section 10)
                                                                Ages 18 & up
                                                                R $65/NR $97
                                                                Seniors 55 & up $65
                                                                Min. 10/Max. 13
                                                                Registration deadline is Nov. 14.



    DON’T WAIT IN LINE - REGISTER ONLINE!                       Trips are co-sponsored by the Plainfield Park District,
       Register your household on our web site,                 Channahon Park District, and Village of Shorewood
            www.plainfieldparkdistrict.com                       Parks and Recreation Department. All trips will use
    by Wednesday, Aug. 4 to use online registration             motor coach transportation unless stated in the trip
           starting Friday, Aug. 6 at 6 p.m.                    description. The size of the bus will vary depending on
                                                                the number of participants.




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                                                          Seniors
Medical Loan Closet                                                 Pot Luck Luncheon
Plainfield Township has different medical aids available for         Pot Luck Lunch is served the third Tuesday of each month!
residents of Plainfield Township. There are walkers, wheel           Make a favorite dish to pass and share it with others. Lunch
chairs, crutches, commodes, and shower chairs available             is served at 11:15 am at the Plainfield Township. After lunch,
to residents who are in need of these items. Items are free         join us for Game Days! KW
of charge and loaned out for up to six months. To borrow
something, call Plainfield Township at (815) 436-8308. Some          Card Day / Social Bridge
items may not be available at all times. KW                         Every Wednesday afternoon is card day at the Plainfield
                                                                    Township. Currently we have bridge and pinochle players.
Plainfield Township Senior Shuttle                                   If you would like to play, come and join us. Play begins at
The Plainfield Township offers senior township residents bus         approximately noon. For more information, call (815) 436-
service to run errands to the local stores, hair appointments,      8812 x13. KW
banks, mall, and doctors appointments. We stay in the
Plainfield area and streets around Provena Saint Joseph              Game Day Tuesdays
Medical Center and surrounding doctor’s offices and medical          Play a favorite game or learn a new one, including rummy
centers. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9        cube, pinochle, pony tail and more, on Tuesday afternoons.
a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $2 each way and reservations must        Game day begins at 11 a.m. and you can play until 3 p.m.
be made in advance. The service is for township residents           Bring a sack lunch and have some fun at the Plainfield
only and registration includes a simple passenger form with         Township! KW
basic information. For further inquiries or to have a brochure
mailed to you, call the Plainfield Township Senior Shuttle Bus
line at (815) 436-1112.                                                         Resident Registration Begins
                                                                                   Friday, Aug. 6, 6-8 p.m.
“Senior News” Newsletter                                                             Online & In-Person!
The “Senior News” is a bi-monthly newsletter mailed to senior
citizens that are currently on the mailing list. The “Senior
News” advertises all programs, services and activities geared
toward senior citizens which are offered by Plainfield Township      Bunco Parties
and the Plainfield Park District. If you do not currently receive    Join us for a Bunco party! A light lunch and beverages are
the newsletter and would like to be put on the mailing list, call   included in the cost. KW
(815) 436-8812 x13. KW
                                                                    Program #   Day    Date             Time            Location
                                                                    15400A1     Th     Sep. 16          11:15 am-2 pm   PTWN
                    DON’T DELAY!                                    15400B1     Th     Oct. 21          11:15 am-2 pm   PTWN
     Programs that fail to reach minimum enrollment                 15400C1     Th     Nov. 18          11:15 am-2 pm   PTWN
     5 business days prior to the first class meeting                15400D1     Th     Dec. 16          11:15 am-2 pm   PTWN
                    will be canceled.
                                                                    Ages 55 & up
                                                                    R $5/NR $5
                                                                    Min. 8/Max. 24
TRIAD
Triad is a group of seniors along with representatives from the     Senior Citizen Christmas Luncheon
Will County Sheriff’s Department and local law enforcement          Plainfield Park District and the Plainfield Township will be
agencies which meet to plan and promote senior safety               sponsoring their annual Christmas Luncheon for all Plainfield
issues for the community. Meets on the 4th Tuesday of each          Township Senior Citizens on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010.
month at Cedarlake Village. Join us for these informative           Reservations will be accepted beginning Nov. 1. Look for all
meetings. Different informational topics are planned and            the details in the local newspapers, on the park district web
discussed. Everyone is welcome to participate. Please call          site, and in the “Senior News” newsletter.
(815) 436-8812 x13. KW




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Service in the Neighborhood -                                    Arthritis Foundation Exercise
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois                               The Arthritis Foundation exercise program has been proven
These informative programs are held at the Plainfield             to be beneficial in reducing pain and stiffness, and improving
Township and are free of charge. You must pre-register by        strength and overall health status. Each exercise class
calling (815) 436-8812 x13. KW                                   includes range of motion, strengthening, cardiovascular
                                                                 endurance, balance and relaxation. This class taught by
Understanding Medicare 2010                                      Debbie Stapleton, a certified arthritis foundation instructor.
Thursday, Sept. 23, 11:15 a.m.                                   KW
Learn about Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B benefits,
including the preventive care benefits. Also learn about          Program #   Day Date                Time           Location
eligibility and enrollment.                                      15204A1     Tu/Th Aug. 31-Oct. 21   10-11 am       PTWN
                                                                 15204B1     Tu/Th Oct. 26-Dec. 21   10-11 am       PTWN
Medicare Supplemental Plans – Which Plan is
Right for Me?                                                    Ages 55 & up
Thursday, Oct. 28, 11:15 a.m.                                    R $30/NR $30
Complete overview of the Medicare Supplemental Plan              Min. 15/Max. 20
choices, including how these plans coordinate with Medicare,
their standard benefits, and the special design features of
each plan.

Understanding Medicare Part D
Thursday, Dec. 2, 11:15 a.m.
Learn about Medicare Part D. Find out about the enrollment
periods, formulary guidelines and conditions, initial coverage
amount, coverage gap, and catastrophic coverage.
                                                                    Local information:
Rules of the Road                                                   • Arts & Activities
Become more familiar with road signs, test questions, new           • Area Briefs
laws, and gain the confidence you need to pass your driver’s
exam. Rule of the Road is sponsored by the Secretary of
                                                                    • Business News
State.                                                              • Celebrations
                                                                    • Classifieds
Day     Date        Time             Location                       • Community Events
W       Oct. 27     1:30-3:30pm      Plainfield Township
                                                                    • Faith & Family
Free! Pre-register by calling (815) 436-8812 x13.                   • Government
                                                                    • Police & Fire
Fitness For Seniors                                                 • Schools
This class is designed especially for seniors. Cardiovascular
exercise, strength, and stretching are the focus. All physical
                                                                    • Sports
levels are welcome. Instructor: Debbie Stapleton. KW
                                                                      Subscriptions just $25.00 per year in Will County.
Program #    Day Date                Time             Location
15200A1      Tu/Th Aug. 31-Oct. 21   9-10 am          PTWN
                                                                      Call (815) 436-2431 or www.enterprisenews.net
15200B1      Tu/Th Oct. 26-Dec. 21   9-10 am          PTWN

Ages 55 & up
R $30/NR $30
                                                                                15507 S. Rt. 59 • Plainfield
Min. 15/Max. 20




 Senior Location Key

 PTWN       Plainfield Township * 22525 W. Lockport St.




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                                     Conservation Plainfield
Conservation Plainfield was founded in 2001 as a cooperative
venture of various government agencies and residents in the
Plainfield community. Representatives meet on a monthly
basis to discuss conservation issues, determine ways to
increase the public’s environmental awareness, and to offer
educational opportunities for school-enrolled students and
the community at large. Conservation Plainfield is a not-
for-profit corporation in the State of Illinois. Conservation
Plainfield’s mission is executed through various programs,
events, classes and projects. These venues are determined
and planned by the Board of Directors, and ratified by the
General Membership annually.

Conservation Plainfield is growing! As of June 2010, Conser-
vation Plainfield has 41 total memberships - 20 family mem-
berships and 21 individual. Thank you to all for your support
to not only Conservation Plainfield, but environmental educa-
tion and initiatives throughout Plainfield.

Be sure to visit our website, www.conservationplainfield.com,
to stay current on our events and projects along with infor-
mation on other environmental opportunities and initiatives
throughout the local area.


Board of Directors & Officers

Plainfield Library District
Suzanne Ross               Anita Quinlan

Plainfield Park District                                         2010 Events & Projects
Cameron Bettin             James Less
                                                                Environmental Enhancement Project
Plainfield School District 202                                   Sept. 18, 9 a.m.-Noon
Patrick Scanlan           Samantha Scanlan                      Volunteers will plant native plugs along the riverfront as
                                                                part of a Plainfield Park District and Village of Plainfield
Plainfield Township                                              Riverfront Master Plan initiative. Volunteers should meet at
Anita Gerardy                                                   the Plainfield Village Hall by 9 a.m.

Village of Plainfield                                            Environmental Event
Paul Fay                   Jonathan Proulx                      Oct. 16, Time TBD*, Location TBD*
                                                                Nature of the activities to be determined. Please visit
Residents                                                       www.conservationplainfield.com for more information.
Kanan Desai                Don & Espie Nelson
Barbara Seiden             Paul & Ursula Shaffran               General Membership Meeting
                                                                Oct. 20, 7 p.m., Plainfield Public Library

                                                                *TBD—For date, time and location changes, please check
                                                                www.conservationplainfield.com prior to event.


                                                                If you have any questions regarding the above events, or
                                                                suggestions for events/projects you think might be good for
                                                                Conservation Plainfield to consider, or just general questions
                                                                about Conservation Plainfield, please contact us through our
                                                                website, www.conservationplainfield.com.




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                JBSRA Registration Form




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                                                Special Needs
JBSRA                                                            Transportation
230 E. Briarcliff Rd.                                            Parents/guardians are asked to promptly drop off and pick up
Bolingbrook, IL 60440                                            participants at the designated times. If transportation is offered
(630) 739-1124 phone                                             for a program, the information is listed after the program. Pick
(630) 739-5806 fax                                               up and drop off sites are the Annerino Community Center
                                                                 (ACC), 201 Recreation Drive, Bolingbrook and the Plainfield
Inclusion                                                        Community Center (PCC), 23729 W. Ottawa Street, Plainfield.
JBSRA provides inclusion services for individuals who wish to
participate in general recreation programs. An individual with   Special Olympics Illinois Medical Applications
a disability can have a beneficial and rewarding experience by    JBSRA         competes        in
participating with their peers without a disability. JBSRA can   Illinois Area 7 events and
provide support to an inclusive experience by training staff,    competitions.          Persons
adapting activities, working with behavioral modifications and    eligible for Special Olympics
providing support staff.                                         are eight years or older and
                                                                 have been identified by an
Each individual needs to be aware of a few simple guidelines     agency or professional as
prior to an inclusive experience. When registering, make         having mental retardation
sure to indicate on the registration form that you need          or a cognitive delay as
accommodations. Be aware of and able to follow the rules         determined by standardized
of conduct for the program, with or without accommodations.      measure, or have significant
Be willing to participate in the scheduled activities. JBSRA     learning      or     vocational
works cooperatively with you and the Park District to provide    problems due to cognitive
reasonable accommodations.                                       delay that require, or have
                                                                 required, specially designed
Annual Information Form                                          instruction. To participate in
Annual Information Forms must be updated once a year, in the     a program that competes in
summer, or if you are new to JBSRA. The annual information       Special Olympics, a current
form is designed to provide valuable information that enables    medical application must be
JBSRA to offer programs that are safe and appropriate for        on file with the state office before program registration. Medical
participants needs. JBSRA understands this information is        applications can be downloaded at www.bolingbrookparks.
sensitive and it will not be shared outside of staff working     org or www.plainfieldparkdistrict.com.
programs with your child. This form can be downloaded at
www.bolingbrookparks.org or www.plainfieldparkdistrict.com.       Registration Information
                                                                 Please register early. Many great programs get cancelled
Financial Assistance                                             due to low enrollment. Registration deadlines exist in order
Scholarships for JBSRA programs are available to                 to give JBSRA time to prepare for the program and make it a
participants who qualify for assistance. Scholarship forms       positive recreational experience for everyone. Registrations
must be submitted to Jill Mukushina at the Deatherage Drdak      for fall programs will begin to be processed on Aug. 4.
Center for consideration. Scholarship forms are available at
the Annerino Community Center, Bolingbrook Recreation &          Presentations
Aquatic Center, Deatherage Drdak Center and the Plainfield        A JBSRA staff member is available to speak to parents,
Community Center (PCC), 23729 W. Ottawa Street, Plainfield.       teachers, or other community organizations about JBSRA’s
You can also download this form at www.bolingbrookparks.         programs and services. Please call (630) 739-1124 to
org or www.plainfieldparkdistrict.com. For more information,      schedule an appointment.
call 630-739-1124.




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Support JBSRA!                                                Carson Pirie Scott Community Days
Chili’s Pepper Profit Program                                  JBSRA will be participating in the Carson Pirie Scott
Due to a very successful first run, JBSRA has partnered        Community Days. Mark your calendar to shop on Saturday,
once again with Chili’s for the Pepper Profit Program. Bring   Nov. 13. JBSRA is selling coupon booklets for $5 each and
in a voucher when you visit the Bolingbrook, Plainfield,       keeps 100% of the proceeds from pre-sales. 75 coupon
Romeoville, or Shorewood locations and 10% of your            booklets need to be sold in order for JBSRA to sell in-store
purchase benefits JBSRA. The coupon is good during             the day of the event and we want to be there! To purchase
lunch or dinner for dine-in or to-go. Coupons are good Aug.   coupon booklets, call the JBSRA office at (630) 739-1124.
1 - Nov. 30, 2010. The coupon is also available online at
www.bolingbrookparks.org under Special Populations/           Volunteers
JBSRA, and at www.plainfieldparkdistrict.com under the         Calling all bakers and volunteers! JBSRA will host a
General Information menu on the Special Needs page.           concession stand and bake sale during the Holiday Craft
                                                              Fair at Annerino Community Center on Saturday, Nov. 6.
                                                              We need home-baked or store-bought goods, individually
                                                              wrapped to sell, as well as volunteers to help serve hot dogs,
                                                              drinks, popcorn and more. Please call the JBSRA office at
                                                              (630) 739-1124 and let us know if you will be baking or would
                                                              like to volunteer.

                                                              If you would like to volunteer for JBSRA programs or a
                                                              fundraiser, please contact the office at (630) 739-1124. We
                                                              can always use a great helper like you. Get involved!

                                                              Donations
                                                              Yes, we take donations! Thank you!! If you would like to
                                                              make a donation to JBSRA, please send it to JBSRA, Attn.
                                                              Jill Mukushina, 230 E. Briarcliff Rd., Bolingbrook, IL 60440.



                                                              JBSRA would like to thank its generous donors!
                                                                              DuPage Township
                                                                                  AmeriCredit
                                                                            Bolingbrook Lions Club
                                                                                 Tressler, LLP
                                                                              Jacqueline Saylor
                                                                  Rezin Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, S. C.
                                                                            Bolingbrook Grey Core
                                                                           Friends of A.J. Wilhelmi
                                                                             Knights of Columbus
                                                                             Ahoyt Family Dental



                                                              Thank you for all your support! Let’s make sure our participants
                                                              have the best we can give them!




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                                                        Special Needs
CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS                                                    Multi-Sports Spectacular
                                                                       In this class, participants will enjoy sampling different sports
Swim Lessons                                                           and learning basics of the game. While the basics of being
Dive right in to fun while learning swim skills, strengthening         learned, participants will work on improving coordination,
muscles and increasing coordination. Lessons are taught in             teamwork and self esteem. This class is taught by All Star
small groups or one-on-one.                                            Sports.

Program #    Day     Date                Time             Deadline     Program #    Day     Date                Time             Ages
45400A       M       Sept. 13-Oct. 25    5:30-6 pm        Sept. 1      45312A       W       Sept. 8-Oct. 20     5-5:45 pm        3-5 years
45400B       M       Sept. 13-Oct. 25    6-6:30 pm        Sept. 1      45312B       W       Sept. 8-Oct. 20     5:45-6:30 pm     6-9 years
45400C       M       Sept. 13-Oct. 25    6:30-7 pm        Sept. 1      45312C       W       Sept. 8-Oct. 20     6:30-7:15 pm     10-15 years
45400E       M       Nov. 1-Dec. 13      5:30-6 pm        Oct. 18
45400F       M       Nov. 1-Dec. 13      6-6:30 pm        Oct. 18      Location: Northwest Community Park
45400G       M       Nov. 1-Dec. 13      6:30-7 pm        Oct. 18      Fee: $64/7wks
                                                                       Min. 6/Max. 10
Location: BRAC, Pelican Harbor Indoor Pool                             Registration Deadline: Aug. 30
Ages 3-12 years
$84/7wks
Min. 2/Max. 5                                                                  JBSRA REGISTRATION INFORMATION
                                                                              To register for JBSRA programs and events,
Bowling Club                                                                       please fill out the form on page 52
Whether you are an experienced bowler or this is your first                    and return it to the Bolingbrook Park District.
time, this program is for you. Focus for this non-competitive
program is socialization, sportsmanship and basic instruction.
Scores are recorded to help participants track and improve
their game. Enroll early for this popular program. Includes            Basketball
use of the alley, shoes, and two games.                                Are you the next Derrick Rose? In this class, participants will
                                                                       work on the basic skills of dribbling, passing, shooting and
Program #    Day     Date                Time             Deadline     basic game rules, while improving coordination, teamwork
45410A       Th      Sept. 9-Dec. 16     4:30-5:30 pm     Sept. 2      and self esteem. This class is taught by All Star Sports.

Location: AMF Lanes, Bolingbrook                                       Program #    Day     Date                Time             Ages
Ages 3-12 years                                                        45437A       W       Nov. 3-Dec. 15      5-5:45 pm        3-5 years
Fee: $114                                                              45437B       W       Nov. 3-Dec. 15      5:45-6:30 pm     6-9 years
Min. 5/Max. 12                                                         45437C       W       Nov. 3-Dec. 15      6:30-7:15 pm     10-15 years
No Program Nov. 25
Transportation: RAC: 4-6pm                                             Location: Liberty School, Plainfield
                                                                       Fee: $64/7wks
                                                                       Min. 6/Max. 10
                                                                       Deadline: Oct. 20
                   DON’T DELAY!
    Programs that fail to reach minimum enrollment
    5 business days prior to the first class meeting
                   will be canceled.




  Special Recreation Location Key
  ACC Annerino Community Center 201 Recreation Dr. Bolingbrook          AMF   AMF Bowling Alley 401 W. Boughton Rd. Bolingbrook
  BRAC Bolingbrook Recreation & Aquatic Complex 200 S. Lindsey Ln.      DDC   Deatherage Drdak Center 230 E. Briarcliff Rd. Bolingbrook
  RAC Recreation/Administration Center 23729 W. Ottawa St. Plainfield    STR   Streams Recreation Center 24319 Cedar Creek Ln. Plainfield




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CHILDREN’S SPECIAL EVENTS                                              TEEN & ADULT PROGRAMS

Friday Fun Day!                                                        Swim Lessons
Enjoy Friday night with your friends while mom and dad get             Dive right in to fun while learning swim skills, strengthening
out for a night. We will play games, have a snack and hang             muscles and increasing coordination. Lessons are taught in
out with our friends. Siblings are welcome.                            small groups or one-on-one.

Program #    Day      Date       Time         Location    Deadline     Program #    Day     Date                Time              Deadline
45250A       F        Oct. 8     6-9 pm       STR         Sept. 29     45400D       M       Sept. 13-Oct. 25    7-7:30 pm         Sept. 1
45250B       F        Dec. 10    6-9 pm       BRAC        Nov. 29      45400H       M       Nov. 1-Dec. 13      7-7:30 pm         Oct. 18

Ages 3-12 years                                                        Location: BRAC, Pelican Harbor Indoor Pool
Fee: $24                                                               Ages 13 years & up
Min. 4/Max. 12                                                         Fee: $84/7 wks.
                                                                       Min. 2/Max. 5
Saturday Fun Club - Fall
Get into the fall spirit! Today we will meet at the Bolingbrook
Recreation and Aquatic Complex for play time in the indoor                     JBSRA REGISTRATION INFORMATION
play station. Next we head to Johansen’s Farm to pick out the                 To register for JBSRA programs and events,
perfect pie pumpkin to decorate. We then return to BRAC to                         please fill out the form on page 52
be creative and enjoy a snack with our friends.                               and return it to the Bolingbrook Park District.
Program #   Day    Date      Time             Location    Deadline
45105A      Sa     Oct. 16   9:30 am-12 pm    BRAC        Oct. 1
                                                                       Fa La La La La - Holiday Caroling NEW!
Ages 5-8 years                                                         Here we come a caroling! Join your JBSRA friends as we
Fee: $24                                                               practice singing our favorite holiday carols. On Dec. 13, we
Min. 4/Max. 8                                                          will travel to a local nursing home and spread our holiday
Transportation: RAC 9 am-12:30 pm.                                     cheer. After our performance, we’ll enjoy some holiday
                                                                       cookies and hot chocolate. Families are invited to join the
Saturday Fun Club - Holiday                                            performance.
Let’s get into the holiday spirit! A gingerbread house is a
perfect way to welcome in the winter season. Everyone will             Program #    Day     Date                Time              Deadline
create their own gingerbread house and decorate some                   45115A       M       Nov. 22-Dec. 13     6:30-7:30 pm      Nov. 15
yummy snacks. Come prepared with warm clothing - weather
permitting, we will play in the snow or in the Jungle Safari           Dec. 13 will go from 6-9pm
indoor play room.                                                      Location: BRAC
                                                                       Ages 13 years & up
Program #    Day      Date                Time            Deadline     Fee: $24
45105B       Sa       Dec. 11             9:30 am-12 pm   Nov. 29      Min. 6/Max. 12


Location: Romeoville Recreation Center, 900 W. Romeo Rd.
Ages 5-8 years
Fee: $24
Min. 4/Max. 8
Transportation: ACC 8:30 am-1 pm; RAC 9 am-12:30 pm




  Special Recreation Location Key
  ACC Annerino Community Center 201 Recreation Dr. Bolingbrook          AMF   AMF Bowling Alley 401 W. Boughton Rd. Bolingbrook
  BRAC Bolingbrook Recreation & Aquatic Complex 200 S. Lindsey Ln.      DDC   Deatherage Drdak Center 230 E. Briarcliff Rd. Bolingbrook
  RAC Recreation/Administration Center 23729 W. Ottawa St. Plainfield    STR   Streams Recreation Center 24319 Cedar Creek Ln. Plainfield




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Fitness Class                                                     Junior Social Club
Regular exercise and physical fitness are very important and       What’s better than spending your Saturday nights with
beneficial to your health and well being. Being physically         friends. Each month we will find a new and exciting activity to
active can help reduce body fat, improve weight control, and      do. Maybe a trip to the arcade, seeing a movie, or just going
reduce stress, depression and anxiety, along with building        out for pizza is on the agenda of fun. A schedule will be sent
healthy muscles, bones and flexible joints. Join JBSRA and         out the week prior to the start of the program.
work toward enhancing your life with fitness!
                                                                  Program #    Day    Date            Time          Deadline
Prog. # Day Date         Time         Class           Deadline    45101A       Sa     Sept. 25        Varies        Sept. 10
45406A W Sept. 8-Oct. 20 6:30-7:30 pm Cycling         Sept. 1                         Oct. 9 & 23
45406B W Oct. 27-Dec. 15 6:30-7:30 pm Muscles in Motion Oct. 20                       Nov. 6 & 20
                                                                                      Dec. 4
Location: ACC                                                     Location: varies within the community
Ages 13 years & up                                                Ages 10-15 years
Fee: $64                                                          Fee: $129
Min. 4/Max. 12                                                    Min. 4/Max. 10
No Program Nov. 24                                                Transportation provided from Plainfield and Annerino.

Bowling Club
Whether you are an experienced bowler or this is your first                           DON’T DELAY!
time, this program is for you. Focus for this non-competitive         Programs that fail to reach minimum enrollment
program is socialization, sportsmanship and basic instruction.        5 business days prior to the first class meeting
Scores are recorded to help participants track and improve                           will be canceled.
their game. Enroll early for this popular program. Includes
use of the alley, shoes, and two games.
                                                                  Dinner and a Movie
Program #    Day    Date              Time            Deadline    Do you love to eat? Do you love movies? Every couple of
45410D       Th     Sept. 9-Dec. 16   4:30-5:30 pm    Sept. 2     weeks, we will catch a bite to eat at a restaurant in Bolingbrook
                                                                  and then catch a new flick rated G, PG, or PG-13. Program
Location: AMF Lanes, Bolingbrook                                  time will vary on the length of the movie. Includes movie ticket,
Ages 13 years & up                                                transportation and staff supervision. Please bring money for
Fee: $114                                                         your dinner and snacks at the movie.
Min. 5/Max. 12
No Program Nov. 25                                                Program #    Day    Date               Time            Deadline
                                                                  45109A       Sa     Sept. 18           Varies by       Sept. 3
Social Club                                                                           Oct. 2 & 16        Showtime
Looking for something to do on Friday nights? Meet new                                Nov. 13
friends and socialize at some of the hottest spots in the                             Dec. 4 & 11
south suburbs. Program dates and times vary depending on
the evening’s events. Don’t miss an exciting evening of this      Location: Showplace 12, Bolingbrook
Friday fun club.                                                  Ages 13 years & up
                                                                  Fee: $74
Program #    Day    Date              Time            Deadline    Min. 8/Max. 12
45102A       F      Sept. 17          Varies          Sept. 3     Transportation provided from Plainfield and Annerino.
                    Oct. 15 & 29
                    Nov. 19
                    Dec. 3 & 17

Location: varies within the community
Ages 16 years & up
Fee: $129
Min. 6/Max. 12
Transportation provided from Plainfield and Annerino.




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SPECIAL OLYMPIC SPORTS                                               JBSRA Junior Basketball team
                                                                     It’s time for the excitement of jumping for the hoop. If you like
Special Olympics Snowshoe                                            basketball, then join our team and become a “Junior Jaguar.”
Snow shoeing is a great alternative to a walking club for            Our team is looking for new members to help us create
winter. If you are interested in trying a winter sport, but skiing   another winning 2010/2011 season. Uniforms and equipment
is not for you, snow shoeing is a wonderful option. The group        included. Team schedules are given out at the first practice.
focuses on coordination and fitness while good sportsmanship          Transportation to all away games is provided.
and team spirit are encouraged. Area competition is held
in January. Gold medal winners advance to the Special                Program #    Day    Date               Time            Deadline
Olympics Winter State Games in February. Practice is held            55415A       Sa     Nov. 6-Feb. 19     1-2 pm          Oct. 23
snow or no snow. JBSRA has all the equipment. You provide
the warm clothing and enthusiasm. We will be practicing with         Location: BRAC
SEASPAR this season.                                                 Age 8-15 years
                                                                     Fee: $114
Program #     Day Date                 Time             Deadline     Min. 5/Max. 15
45404 A       M & W Nov. 22-Jan. 5     4-5 pm           Nov. 8       No Program Dec. 18, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1

Location: Ebersold Park, Downers Grove                               Gymnastics Team
Ages 13 years & up                                                   Join the JBSRA Special Olympics Gymnastics Team.
Fee: $49                                                             Gymnasts work on strength and coordination while training
Min. 4/Max. 8                                                        in tumbling, acrobatic skills, and limited apparatus work. This
No program Dec. 22 or 27                                             program is for participants who can sequence six or more
Transportation will be provided to the Area competition in           skills to compose a routine for Special Olympics competition.
January.                                                             The competition is in April 2011. Wear a leotard or fitted
                                                                     clothing. No jeans may be worn.
JBSRA Swim Team
Dive into the deep blue with the JBSRA Swim Team. Swim               Program #    Day    Date               Time            Deadline
team is designed for swimmers who want to compete.                   45405A       Th     Sept. 16-Dec. 9    7:30-9 pm       Sept. 2
Practices focus on swim endurance and stroke mechanics.
The team will compete in the FVSRA meet in Dec. Cost for             Location: ACC
the swim meet is included in the fee.                                Ages 8 years & up
                                                                     Fee: $114
Program #     Day    Date              Time             Deadline     Min. 4/Max. 8
45403A        M      Sept. 13-Dec. 6   7-8 pm           Sept. 7      No Class Nov. 25

Location: BRAC                                                       Rhythmic Gymnastics - NEW!
Ages 8 years & up                                                    This sport may be new for JBSRA, but it has been a Special
Fee: $114/13 wks + a meet                                            Olympics favorite for many years. It combines the beauty
Min. 4/Max. 8                                                        and grace of dance with the agility of gymnastics. Gymnasts
                                                                     learn a combination of ballet and dance, incorporating basic
JBSRA Basketball Team                                                gymnastics skills and hand apparatus such as rope, hoop,
It’s time for the excitement of jumping for the hoop. If you         ball and ribbon. This program is for participants who can
like basketball, then join our team and become a “Jaguar.”           sequence six or more skills to compose a routine for Special
Our team is looking for new members to help us create                Olympics competition. The competition is in April 2011. Wear
another winning 2010/2011 season. Uniforms and equipment             a leotard or fitted clothing. No jeans may be worn.
included. Team schedules are given out at the first practice.
Transportation to all away games is provided.                        Program #    Day    Date               Time            Deadline
                                                                     45405B       Th     Sept. 16-Dec. 9    7:30-9 pm       Sept. 2
Program #     Day    Date              Time             Deadline
55402A        Tu     Nov. 9-Feb. 15    6:30-8 pm        Oct. 26      Location: ACC
                                                                     Ages 8 years & up
Location: BRAC                                                       Fee: $114
Ages 16 years and up                                                 Min. 4/Max. 8
Fee: $114                                                            No Class Nov. 25
Min. 8/Max. 15
No Program Dec. 28
Transportation: RAC 6-8:30 pm.



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TEEN & ADULT SPECIAL EVENTS                                            Long Grove Apple Festival - NEW!
                                                                       Any way you slice it, visitors can expect to have bushels of fun
Hot Dogs and Fire Logs - NEW!                                          at the 18th Annual Long Grove Apple Festival. Celebrate fall’s
Spend a lovely fall evening enjoying the country atmosphere            favorite fruit and the many delicious ways to enjoy it – from
at the Hidden Oaks Nature Center. A bonfire will be lit to roast        Long Grove’s famous brown bag apple pies and apple cider
wieners, toast marshmallows and serve as the centerpiece               donuts to hot apple cider, caramel apples and more! Over 70
for our JBSRA sing-a-long. We will also be joined by a                 distinctive shops and restaurants help celebrate with unique
certified naturalist who will tell us a few stories and conclude        seasonal gifts and foods. There will be live toe-tapping music,
our evening by taking us on a nature hike. Please dress for            carriage rides, hayrides and lots of FUN. Lunch at the food
the weather. Those registered for the Friday Night Social              tent is included in the fee. Please bring extra money if you
Club need not register for this activity - it is included on your      want to buy apples or souvenirs.
schedule.
                                                                       Program #    Day     Date                Time              Deadline
Program #    Day     Date                Time             Deadline     45117A       Su      Oct. 3              11 am-2 pm        Sept. 17
45116A       F       Sept. 17            6:30-8:30 pm     Sept. 10
                                                                       Location: Long Grove
Location: Hidden Oaks Nature Center                                    Ages 13 years & up
Ages 13 years & up                                                     Fee: $44
Fee: $19                                                               Min. 6/Max. 12
Min. 6/Max. 12                                                         Transportation: RAC: 9:30am-3:30pm; ACC: 10am-3pm
Transportation: RAC: 6- 9 pm.

Da Bears on Da Big Screen                                                      JBSRA REGISTRATION INFORMATION
The NFL season is heating up and JBSRA will watch all the                     To register for JBSRA programs and events,
action. Show your team spirit for the Monsters of the Midway.                      please fill out the form on page 52
Come cheer on the Chicago Bears as they take on the Green                     and return it to the Bolingbrook Park District.
Bay Packers. Have your family show team spirit and dress
like super fans. The best dressed family will receive a $50
Ashbury’s gift card. The buffet will consist of burgers, chicken
tenders, mac and cheese, homemade chips, brownies and                  Sweetest Day Dance
pop, ice tea, lemonade and coffee. BEAR DOWN CHICAGO                   Tonight we are joining our friends from NEDSRA at the 4th
BEARS!!!!!                                                             Annual Sweetest Day Dance. A live band will perform all your
                                                                       favorite tunes. Snacks and refreshments will be available
Program #    Day     Date        Time                     Deadline     throughout the evening. Since this is a formal affair, it is
45103A       M       Sept. 27    Doors open at 6:30 pm    Sept. 13     suggested that the gentlemen wear dress slacks and collared
                                 7:30 pm game time                     shirts, and that the ladies wear skirts or party dresses. The
                                                                       highlight of the evening will be the King and Queen Court
Location: Ashbury’s, Bolingbrook                                       and the crowning of the King and Queen. If you registered
Family Event                                                           for the Friday Night Social Club, this event is included in your
Fee: $11/per person                                                    schedule.
Min. 10/Max. 70
                                                                       Program #    Day     Date                Time              Deadline
                                                                       45316A       F       Oct. 15             7-9:30 pm         Sept. 24

                    DON’T DELAY!                                       Location: Lombard Community Building, Lombard
     Programs that fail to reach minimum enrollment                    Ages 13 years & up
     5 business days prior to the first class meeting                   Fee: $24
                    will be canceled.                                  Min. 4/Max. 8
                                                                       Transportation: RAC: 6-10pm; ACC: 6:30-10:30pm




  Special Recreation Location Key
  ACC Annerino Community Center 201 Recreation Dr. Bolingbrook          AMF   AMF Bowling Alley 401 W. Boughton Rd. Bolingbrook
  BRAC Bolingbrook Recreation & Aquatic Complex 200 S. Lindsey Ln.      DDC   Deatherage Drdak Center 230 E. Briarcliff Rd. Bolingbrook
  RAC Recreation/Administration Center 23729 W. Ottawa St. Plainfield    STR   Streams Recreation Center 24319 Cedar Creek Ln. Plainfield




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Bengston Pumpkin Farm                                              Theater Night – CABARET
Families enjoy a bewitching evening at Bengston Pumpkin            CABARET is set in Berlin at the beginning of the Third Reich.
Farm. Enjoy the robotic displays such as the skeleton band,        The story follows the romance of an English cabaret performer
haunted corn maze, kids’ fun barn and more. Cheer on your          and an American writer. Through the songs of the Cabaret’s
pig in the pig races or take a hayride through the pumpkin field    Emcee, the audience witnesses the political changes taking
where you can stop and find that perfect pumpkin. Includes          place. The Oak Lawn’s Park District Community Theater
admission, transportation and a mini pumpkin. Please bring         Troupe will bring this musical to life with its singing and
extra money for eats, treats and carving pumpkins. Those           theatrics. Staff will call with a return time when leaving the
registered for the Junior Social Club need not register for this   theater.
activity - it is included in your schedule.
                                                                   Program #    Day    Date       Time                     Deadline
Program #    Day    Date              Time            Deadline     45307A       W      Nov. 10    8:30 pm performance      Oct. 29
45106A       Sa     Oct. 23           10 am-4 pm      Oct. 8                                      (performers sign         to secure
                                                                                                  autographs afterwards)   tickets
Location: Bengston Pumpkin Farm, Lockport
All ages welcome                                                   Location: Oak Lawn Park District
Fee: $24                                                           Ages 10 years & up
Min. 6/Max. 12                                                     Fee: $19
Transportation: RAC: 10am-3:30pm; ACC: 10:30-4pm                   Min. 6/Max. 12
                                                                   Transportation: RAC: 6:15pm-TBA; ACC: 6:45pm-TBA
Halloween Hip Hop Dance
A costume contest and special treats are in store for us
tonight. In addition to the frightening festivities, music,                           DON’T DELAY!
dancing and snacks will be provided. Dress in your favorite            Programs that fail to reach minimum enrollment
costume or come as you are for this spooktacular event. If             5 business days prior to the first class meeting
you registered for the Friday Night Social Club, this event is                        will be canceled.
included in your schedule.

Program #    Day    Date              Time            Deadline     Matinee Magic NEW
45314A       F      Oct. 29           7-9 pm          Oct. 15      Don’t miss Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part I. This
                                                                   is the first half of the final Harry Potter movie for the series.
Location: Oak Lawn Community Center                                In this one, Harry, Ron, and Hermione go on the trek that
Ages 13 years & up                                                 Dumbledore sent them on to find and destroy all of the lost
Fee: $21                                                           Horcruxes--the secret to Voldemort’s power and immortality,
Min. 4/Max. 8                                                      but it won’t be easy. Please bring extra money for concessions.
Transportation: RAC: 5:30-9:45pm; ACC: 6-10:15pm                   Those registered for the Junior Social Club need not register
                                                                   for this activity - it is included in your schedule.
Fright Fest
Back by request, we will be going to Great America again           Program #    Day    Date              Time              Deadline
this fall for Fright Fest on Halloween…how cool is that. Scary     45309A       Sa     Nov. 20           TBA               Nov. 5
fun is in store for us today as Great America is transformed
into a haunted theme park. All roller coasters, shows and          Location: TBA
attractions will be open for this annual spooktacular event.       Ages 13 years & up
This is one program you don’t want to miss. Program fee            Fee: $29
includes the price of your admission ticket. Please bring          Min. 6/Max. 12
money to purchase lunch and souvenirs.                             Transportation: TBA once show time is confirmed

Program #    Day    Date              Time            Deadline     Annual JBSRA Tree Trimming Party at
45220A       Su     Oct. 31           9 am-5 pm       Sept. 27     Brookfield Zoo
                                                                   Watch for a flyer in late Oct. for this Nov. event!
Location: Great America, Gurnee
Ages 13 years & up
Fee: $85
Min. 6/Max. 12
Transportation: ACC: 9am-5pm




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Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Jr. NEW!                                  Christmas at the Chateau Dinner & Dance
This performance is based on the 1951 Disney film “Alice                 Tonight we will gather with other Special Recreation Agencies
in Wonderland” and the novels “The Adventures of Alice in               to celebrate the holiday season. The evening will include a
Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass” by Lewis                    family-style full dinner, a live band, and a visit from Santa. If
Carroll. Alice has stumbled into a strange world filled with             you registered for the Friday Night Social Club, this event is
even stranger characters. Join the Nobel Fool Theatricals               included in your schedule.
Youth Ensemble in this journey where anything is possible.
Will Alice ever be able to find the white rabbit and get home?           Program #     Day    Date                 Time             Deadline
Or will the Queen of Hearts cut off her head before she has a           45311A        F      Dec. 17              6:30-10 pm       Nov. 26
chance? After the show, we will enjoy a delicious lunch in the
Harvest Restaurant. Program fee includes lunch and show.                Location: Château, Orland Park
Those registered for the Junior Social Club need not register           Ages 13 years & up
for this activity - it is included in your schedule.                    Fee: $54
                                                                        Min. 4/Max. 8
Program #     Day     Date        Time                     Deadline     Transportation: RAC 5:15-10:30pm; ACC: 5:45-11pm
45310A        Sa      Dec. 4      10:30am performance      Oct. 1
                                  Noon lunch               to secure
                                                           tickets              JBSRA REGISTRATION INFORMATION
                                                                               To register for JBSRA programs and events,
Location: Pheasant Run, St. Charles                                                 please fill out the form on page 52
Ages 10 years & up                                                             and return it to the Bolingbrook Park District.
Fee: $54
Min. 6/Max. 12
Transportation: RAC: 8:45am-2:15pm; ACC: 9:15am-1:45pm
                                                                        Holiday Happenings Camp
The Polar Express                                                       If you enjoy getting out of the house while on Winter Break,
Hop aboard the Polar Express and take a magical train ride              than JBSRA has just the thing for you…some wonderful
to the North Pole to visit Santa. Our journey begins at the             holiday happenings. Shake off those winter blues and join
Downers Grove train station, where we will receive our tickets          your fellow campers for days filled with festive games, crafts,
to board. Once aboard the train, we will hear the beloved               field trips and more. A complete schedule of each day’s
story of “The Polar Express” as we make our way to the North            activities will be distributed to each participant who signs up
Pole (Aurora). Upon arrival, Santa will make a special visit.           the week of Dec. 13.
We will have time to visit with Santa, as well as have our
picture taken, while enjoying some snacks and beverages                 Program #     Day    Date                 Time             Location
along with some holiday entertainment. Fee includes round-              45112A        M      Dec. 20              9am-5pm          ACC
trip train ticket, transportation to the train station, and snacks.     45112B        Tu     Dec. 21              9am-5pm          ACC
                                                                        45112C        W      Dec. 22              9am-5pm          ACC
Program #     Day     Date               Time              Deadline     45112D        Tu     Dec. 28              9am-5pm          ACC
45114A        Su      Dec. 12            TBA               Oct. 1       45112E        W      Dec. 29              9am-5pm          ACC
                                                           to secure    45112F        Th     Dec. 30              9am-5pm          ACC
                                                           tickets
                                                                        Ages 5-15 years
Location: Downers Grove, Train Station & Payton’s                       Fee: $29 per day
Roundhouse in Aurora                                                    Min. 6/Max. 12
Ages 6 years & up                                                       Deadline: Nov. 29
Fee: $39
Min. 9/Max. 18
Transportation: RAC TBA ; ACC TBA




   Special Recreation Location Key
   ACC Annerino Community Center 201 Recreation Dr. Bolingbrook          AMF    AMF Bowling Alley 401 W. Boughton Rd. Bolingbrook
   BRAC Bolingbrook Recreation & Aquatic Complex 200 S. Lindsey Ln.      DDC    Deatherage Drdak Center 230 E. Briarcliff Rd. Bolingbrook
   RAC Recreation/Administration Center 23729 W. Ottawa St. Plainfield    STR    Streams Recreation Center 24319 Cedar Creek Ln. Plainfield




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                             Township Disabilities Committee
Who are we?                                                          Special Events
We are a committee of volunteers committed to developing             We sponsor several events in conjunction with the Plainfield
productive programs, as well as cooperating with any                 Park District. Watch for information on dates, times, and
appropriate public or private entity on the development              registration in the seasonal Plainfield Park District brochures.
and administration of such programs, which will aid in the           Fliers are also sent home from the special education programs
enrichment and self-sufficiency of people with disabilities           within the Plainfield schools. These events serve people with
in our community. Our mission is to bring awareness to the           disabilities in the community and their families, including:
community and enhance the self-sufficiency and quality of life
for citizens with disabilities residing within the jurisdiction of   •   Winter Bowling and Pizza Party at Pioneer Lanes
Plainfield Township.                                                  •   Summer Event
                                                                     •   Fall Family Picnic at Village Green Park
With support from the community and the Plainfield Township
Board, we have the following to offer:                               Event E-Mail
                                                                     If you would like to be contacted by e-mail regarding upcoming
Medical Aid Loan Closet                                              events the committee is sponsoring, send your name and
Disabilities that are temporary or transitional still present an     e-mail information to scammack@plainfield-township.com
immediate need for durable medical aids. To avoid purchasing         to be added to the distribution list.
these aids, residents may check them out for free, short-term
use. The following items may be borrowed from the Closet:
wheel chairs, walkers, transfer boards, toilet chairs, canes,        9th Annual Picnic for Plainfield Residents with
crutches, and shower chairs. For Medical Aid Loan Closet             Disabilities and Their Families
items, contact Monika McMillen at the Plainfield Township             The Plainfield Township Disabilities Committee will host their
office, (815) 436-8308.                                               9th annual picnic FREE for those with special needs and their
                                                                     families at Village Green Park. There will be a DJ, food and
Disabilities Resource Guide                                          FUN for all who attend!
This is a comprehensive listing of agencies that assist people
with disabilities, as well as individuals involved in many special   Program #    Day    Date             Time            Location
circumstances. There is information on phone numbers and             17401A1      Su     Sep. 12          12-4 pm         VILGR
contact listings for the following categories:
                                                                     This is a family event, FREE to all, sponsored by the Plainfield
Abuse in Families – child, domestic, elder, etc.                     Township Disabilities Committee and the Plainfield Park
Assistance Programs – food, clothing, legal, tax, and utility        District.
Emergency Assistance Programs
Community Services – counseling, crisis intervention,
education, senior citizen services, drug abuse, etc.
Government Officials
Plainfield Schools
Health – pharmaceutical indegent patient programs
Health – Hospice, hearing agencies, medical equipment,
rehab. centers, vision agencies, etc.
Home Health Care and Nursing
Housing and Care Services
Recreational Programs
Seniors
Special Services
Support Services
Toll Free Help Lines

This is available at the Township office at 22525 W. Lockport
St., Plainfield, (815) 436-8308.




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                           Plainfield Park District Registration Form
                                        Return this form to the Plainfield Park District by Mail, 24 Hour Drop Box, or Walk-in
                                                                 Recreation / Administration Center
                                                             23729 W. Ottawa Street, Plainfield, IL 60544

 Head of Household Last Name:                                                                Head of Household First Name:
 Name of Father:                                                   Name of Mother:                                                     Home #:
 Work #:                                                Cell #:                                           Email Address:
 Address:                                                          City:                                  Zip:                         Subdivision:
 Emergency Contact:                                                                                       Emergency Number:
 Would you like to donate to the Friends of Plainfield Park District Foundation? (please check)                YES       NO Amount: $                               (Program #: 92414)

       Choice         Program Number                        Program Name                   Fee                   Participant’s Name                 Sex       Birthdate       Age        Grade
     1st Choice:                                                                                                                                     M
     2nd Choice:                                                                                                                                       F
     1st Choice:                                                                                                                                       M
     2nd Choice:                                                                                                                                       F
     1st Choice:                                                                                                                                       M
     2nd Choice:                                                                                                                                       F
     1st Choice:                                                                                                                                       M
     2nd Choice:                                                                                                                                       F
     1st Choice:                                                                                                                                       M
     2nd Choice:                                                                                                                                       F

 Refund Policy: Service Charge of $5.00 | Refund/Transfer requests may be made up to five (5) business days prior to the start of a class. A $5.00 service charge will be
 deducted from all refunds except for those canceled by the Park District. Refund requests received after the deadline will be honored only for certified medical reasons,
 moving from the district, or those that qualify for a program guarantee refund.

                                                                           Plainfield Park District Waiver
 Please read this form carefully and be aware that in signing up and participating in this program / activity, you will be expressly assuming the risk and legal
 liability and waving and releasing all claims for injuries, damages or loss which you or your minor child / ward might sustain as a result of participating in any
 and all activities connected with and associated with this program / activity (including transportation services / vehicle operation, when provided).
     I recognize and acknowledge that there are certain risks of physical injury to participants in this program / activity and I voluntarily agree to assume the full risk of any and
 all injuries, damages or loss regardless of severity, that my minor child / ward or I sustain as a result of said participation. I further agree to waive and relinquish all claims I or
 my minor child / ward may have (or accrue to me or my minor child / ward) as a result of participating in this program / activity against the Plainfield Park District, including its
 officials, agents, volunteers, contractors and employees (hereinafter collectively referred to as “Plainfield Park District”).
     I do hereby fully release and discharge the Plainfield Park District from any and all claims for injuries, damages or loss sustained by anyone arising out of, connected with,
 or in any way associated with this program / activity.
     I understand the nature of this program and have read and fully understand the above important information, warning of risk, assumption of risk and waiver release of all
 claims.
 Permissions To Photograph And Videotape Participants Is Authorized By Your Signature On This Waiver.
 By signing this waiver, I understand that my child / ward or I may be photographed or videotaped at any Plainfield Park District program, event, or facility. I give permission for
 photographs and videotapes of my child / ward or me to be used to promote the Park District through press releases, brochures, the web site, and other promotional
 materials. Such photographs and videotapes will remain the property of the Plainfield Park District. Please tell the instructor and photographer if you do not want to be
 photographed.

 X                                                                                           X
                        Signature of Participant Required                                           Signature of Parent or Guardian Required (if participant is under 18 years of age)

                                                                               Inclusion Information
 If you or a family member would like to enroll in a Park District program and need assistance under the Americans with Disabilities Act, simply request additional services by
 marking the ADA section below. Inclusion services are available to people who need physical assistance, adaptations, accommodations, and support necessary to allow for
 social, mental, and emotional inclusion. Inclusion requests will be forwarded to JBSRA, who will work to find the appropriate assistance. Please provide at least two weeks
 notice prior to the start of the program date for an inclusion request.

 Americans with Disabilities Act special needs?          YES     NO Full Name of Participant:
 A.D.A. Statement: The Plainfield Park District intends to comply with the intent and spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you need special accommodations, please
 call (815)436-8812 so we may make the necessary arrangements for you.

 Any allergies, special accommodations or Inclusion needed? (please check)                YES     NO If Yes, Full Name of Participant:

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                             Registration Information/Policies
Resident registration begins Friday, Aug. 6                           Wait List Policy
6 - 8 p.m.                                                            Wait lists are formed when registration for a particular program
Recreation/Administration Center, 23729 W. Ottawa St.                 has reached its maximum. Participants are removed from the
                                                                      wait list and enrolled in the program if space becomes available
Registrations taken in-person or online Aug. 6 will receive top       or if an additional section is formed. If a new section is formed, it
priority. All others, including mail-in or drop-off forms received    may not be on the same day or at the same time or location as
before Aug. 6, will be processed after 8 p.m. on Aug. 6 in a          the original program.
random order.
                                                                      When mail-in or drop-off registrations are processed, if the first
Non-resident registration:                                            choice is filled, staff will check if the second choice is available.
Begins Monday, Aug. 16, during regular business hours:                If it is, the registrant will be enrolled in the second choice and
Monday through Thursday – 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.                         not placed on the wait list for the first choice. If both choices
Friday – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.                                       are filled, the registrant will be placed on the wait list for the first
Recreation/Administration Center, 23729 W. Ottawa St.                 choice only.

Registration Options                                                  For programs with multiple sections available during the same
Online                                                                registration session, participants will be placed on a wait list for
Resident registration begins Friday, Aug. 6, at 6 p.m. Don’t wait     one section only. Participants may not enroll for one section and
in line -- register online! Register your household on our web        be placed on a wait list for another section of the same program
site, www.plainfieldparkdistrict.com, by Wednesday, Aug. 4             during the same registration session.
to use online registration starting Friday, Aug. 6 at 6 p.m. Visit
www.plainfieldparkdistrict.com for more information.                   Refund Policy
                                                                      Refund/transfer requests may be made up to five business days
Walk In                                                               prior to the start of a class. A $5 service charge will be deducted
Walk-in registration is processed at the Recreation/ Administration   from all refunds except for those canceled by the Park District.
Center. Office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:30             Refund requests received after the deadline will be honored only
a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. unless          for certified medical reasons, moving from the Park District, or
otherwise noted. Walk-in registration is also accepted at the         those that qualify for a program guarantee refund.
Streams Recreation Center during program hours.
                                                                      Program Guarantee Refunds
Drop Box                                                              The Park District strives to offer high quality programs
For your convenience, the Plainfield Park District has an after-       and services. If dissatisfied with a class or activity due to
hours registration drop box located outside the Recreation/           circumstances under the Park District’s control, a full refund can
Administration Center. Confirmation information will be mailed.        be granted or the program may be repeated at no charge based
Cash is not accepted in the drop box. Payment must be made            on availability.
by check.
                                                                      Program guarantee refund requests may be made at the
By Mail                                                               Recreation/Administration Center in person or by calling
Mail your signed registration form to the Recreation/                 (815) 436-8812 within five business days of the last class
Administration Center, 23729 W. Ottawa St., Plainfield, IL 60544,      meeting. The program guarantee does not apply to adult sports
Attn: Registration. Do not send cash! Please make checks              leagues, food, beverages, Ottawa Street Pool season passes
payable to Plainfield Park District. Mailed registration forms will    and daily admissions, tickets to entertainment and sporting
be processed by random selection. Confirmation information will        events, trips, Great Adventures, or swim teams.
be mailed.
                                                                      Refund Checks
Due to credit card user agreement changes as well as for              Refunds are issued by check. Refund checks are approved at
participant security, we are no longer able to accept credit          the Board of Commissioners meetings on the second and fourth
card payments by fax, mail or drop-off. Faxed registration            Wednesdays of each month (unless otherwise noted). Checks
forms are no longer accepted.                                         are mailed the next day.

Per Park District policy, a service charge of $20 will be incurred    Park District Program Cancellation Policy
by the registrant for checks returned for insufficient funds.          In the event that Plainfield School District 202 classes are
                                                                      cancelled due to inclement weather, all park district programs
Special registration procedures may apply. For more information,      will also be cancelled. Every effort will be made to schedule
call the Park District at (815) 436-8812.                             make-up classes. However, classes may be held on a different
                                                                      day or time than originally scheduled. No refunds will be issued
In observance of holidays, Park District offices will be               due to weather-related scheduling issues. If Plainfield School
closed Sept. 6, Nov. 25 & 26, Dec. 23, 24, 30 & 31. In addition,      District 202 classes are cancelled for a non-weather related
the Streams Recreation Center will also be closed Sept. 4 &           issue (buses, heat, etc.), park district classes will take place as
Nov. 27.                                                              scheduled.



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                                              General Information
General Information                                                     Photo & Video Policy
Attendance in classes is limited to registered participants only.       Plainfield Park District staff may use videos or photographs of
Parents and siblings are not allowed in class unless otherwise          participants in programs and special events to inform others of
stated.                                                                 recreational opportunities available in our community. We do
                                                                        not use identification in our publicity materials. Please be aware
Recreation programs are designed for specific age groups.                that videos and photographs may be used in future promotional
Participants must be the age designated in the class description        pieces. All videos and photographs are property of the Plainfield
before the course begins. Birth certificates may be requested.           Park District.

The Plainfield Park District assumes no responsibility for               Advertising Available
personal injury or loss of personal property for anyone attending       A limited amount of advertising space is available in our seasonal
or participating in a Park District sponsored event or activity.        brochures. If you would like more information on how to reach
                                                                        more than 45,000 households in the Plainfield area each season,
About Program Fees                                                      contact Public Information Coordinator Marianne Ryan at
The Plainfield Park District strives to offer diversified year-round      (815) 439-7940.
leisure services, including recreational programs and facilities,
ensuring that all citizens have an equal opportunity to take            Sponsorship Opportunities Available
advantage of these services. However, since the demand is               The Plainfield Park District relies on the support of businesses
greater than the public’s ability through tax dollars to support        and organizations in the community to offset the high cost of
that demand and tax revenues are greatly limited for all types          programming and special events. It is because of the support
of governmental services, it is necessary to charge fees. These         of the community that we are able to provide many great free
fees supplement other sources of revenue used by the Park               or low-cost events throughout the year. If you are interested
District and are a means to continue to provide and expand basic        in learning more about the sponsorship opportunities available,
services on an equitable basis.                                         contact Cheryl Crisman, Recreation Director, at (815) 436-8812.

Residency Requirements and Boundaries                                   Do you have an idea for a class?
A Plainfield Park District resident is described as a person             Or better yet, do you have an interest or skill you would like to
whose legal domicile is within the boundaries of the Plainfield          share with others in our community? The Plainfield Park District is
Park District. Residency is the principal place of habitation of        always looking for new program ideas and local “talent” to teach
the individual occupying the home, apartment, condominium or            classes. For more information, call Cheryl Crisman, Recreation
estate. It shall be the principal yearly residence for the family       Director, at (815) 436-8812 x19.
residing at that location. The resident must be able produce a
valid driver’s license or state I.D., and a current property tax bill   Winter/Spring Brochure
or voter’s registration card verifying residency at that location.      The next brochure containing programs for January-May 2011
                                                                        will be available the last week of November.
Equal Access
No participant shall, on the basis or race, sex, creed, national        Contact Information for
origin, or disability, be denied equal access to programs,              Plainfield Youth Sports Groups
activities, services or benefits, or be limited in the exercise of
any right, privilege, advantage, or opportunity.                        Plainfield Athletic Club – Baseball/Softball
                                                                        www.plainfieldathleticclub.org
Code of Conduct
To ensure enjoyable and safe programs for all participants, the         Plainfield Jr. Cats – Football and Cheer/Poms
Plainfield Park District has developed a Code of Conduct for all         www.jrcats.com
participants. Participants are expected to exhibit appropriate
behavior at all times, including:                                       Plainfield Soccer Association – Soccer
1. Show respect to all participants and staff.                          www.plainfieldsoccer.org
2. Take direction from staff.
3. Refrain from using abusive or foul language.                         Plainfield Prowlers – Football and Cheer/Poms
4. Refrain from causing bodily harm to self or others.                  www.plainfieldprowlers.org
5. Show respect for equipment, supplies, and facilities.
Additional rules may be developed for particular programs               Plainfield Wrestling Club – Wrestling
and athletic leagues as deemed necessary by staff. Failure to           www.plainfieldwc.com
comply with this Code of Conduct may result in removal from the
program or event without refund.                                        Plainfield Force Wrestling Club – Wrestling
                                                                        www.forcewrestling.com

                                                                        Plainfield Freedom Soccer Club – Soccer
                                                                        www.plainfieldfreedomsoccerclub.com




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                                                                   Park & Facility Amenities




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Asphalt Trail Distance (Miles)
     CP = Community Park
     MP = Mini Park
     NP = Neighborhood Park




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Unlighted Baseball
                                                      Park Classification


                                                                            Recreation Center
                                        Park Number




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Basketball Court


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Volleyball Court




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Football/Soccer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Lighted Basball
     NRA = Natural Resource Area




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Canoe Launch
                                                                                                                       Picnic Facility/
                                                                                                                       Group Shelter




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Natural Areas
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Outdoor Pool




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           River Access
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Tennis Court
                                        Quadrant




                                                                                                                                          Washrooms


                                                                                                                                                      Concession
     SP = School Park




                                                                                                Playground




                                                                                                                                                                           Ice Skating




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Skate Park


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Dog Park
                                                                                                                                                                                         Sledding




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Acreage
     SU = Special Use (Park/Facility)




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Fishing
                                                                                                             Shelter




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Field


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Field
                                                                                                                                                                   Trail
     PARKS
     Aspen Meadows                         33 SW      NP                                           x         1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               1.6

     Auburn Lakes                         57 NW       NP                                           x         1                                                                                                                    1                                                                              x                                                                                                                      25.4

     Autumn Fields                         60 SW      NP                                           x         1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               2.4

     Autumn Lakes                           45 SE     MP                                           x         2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               0.4

     Aux Sable                             86 SW      SU                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 2                                                                                                                   7.0

     Boy Scout                              18 SE     NP                         x                 x                   1                    x                       x         x            x                                                                                                                     x                                                                                0.20                                       5.0

     Brookside                             32 SW      NP                                           x                                                                                                                                                                                                             x                                                                                                                           1.4

     Cambridge Run                          65 SE     NP                                           x         1                                                                                                                    1/2                                                     1                                                                                                                                                  5.4

     Canterbury Woods                     67 NW       NP                                           x         1                                                      x                                                                                                                                                                           x                                                                                       26.6

     Caton Ridge                           53 SW      NP                                           x         1                                                                                                                    1/2                                                                            x                                                                                0.70                                  21.6

     Caton Ridge West                      61 SW      NP                                           x         1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               3.0

     Champion Creek                         1 NW      NP                                           x         1                                                                                                                    1/2                                                     1                                                                                                                                                  7.6

     Clearwater Springs                    59 SW      NP                                           x         1                                                      x                                                                                                                                            x                              x                                                 0.80                                  21.0

     Clow Stephens                          77 SE     CP                                           x         1                              x                       x                                                                                                                                                    4                      x                                        x        0.60                              106.5

     Commons                               39 SW      NP                                           x         1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               3.2

     Creekside North                       76 SW      NP                                           x         1                                                      x                                                                                                                                            x                              x                                                 0.50                                  14.9

     Cumberland                            30 SW      NP                                           x         1                                                                             x                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 2.6

     Crossings At Wolf Creek            113 NW        SP                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     6.0

     Darcy                                 88 SW      NP                                           x         1                                                                                                                    1/2                                                     1                                                                                                                                                  3.2

     Dayfield                             70 NW       NP                                           x         1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               0.7

     Dunmoor Estates                      69 NW       NP                                           x         2                                                                                                                                                                                                   x                              x                                                                                       10.8

     Eaton Preserve                         58 NE     CP                                           x         1         1                    x                       x                                                                                1                                                           x                              x             x                                   0.90                                  76.6

     Electric Park                         21 SW      CP                                                     1                                                                                                                                                                                                   x                              x             x                                                                              2.9

     Enclave                              74 NW NRA                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             x                                                                                            3.5

     Farmstone Ridge                        66 NE     NP                                                                                                            x                                                                                                                     1                                                     x                                                 0.40                                  17.9

     Four Seasons/Avery Preserve            17 NE     CP                                                                                    x            x                                                                                                              5                 7                              3                      x                                                                                   133.1

     Future Development                    80 SW      NP                                                                                                                     FUTURE DEVELOPMENT

     Future Development                   70 NW       NP                                                                                                                     FUTURE DEVELOPMENT

     Future Development                    81 SW      NP                                                                                                                     FUTURE DEVELOPMENT

     Future Development                    82 SW      NP                                                                                                                     FUTURE DEVELOPMENT

     Future Development                    83 SW      CP                                                                                                                     FUTURE DEVELOPMENT

     Future Development                    84 SW      NP                                                                                                                     FUTURE DEVELOPMENT

     Future Development                    87 SW      NP                                                                                                                     FUTURE DEVELOPMENT

     Future Development                    89 SW      NP                                                                                                                     FUTURE DEVELOPMENT

     Future Development                     91 SE     NP                                                                                                                     FUTURE DEVELOPMENT

     Future Development                    92 SW      SP                                                                                                                     FUTURE DEVELOPMENT

     Future Development                    93 SW      NP                                                                                                                     FUTURE DEVELOPMENT

     Future Development                   94 NW       NP                                                                                                                     FUTURE DEVELOPMENT

     Future Development                   95 NW       SP                                                                                                                     FUTURE DEVELOPMENT

     Future Development                   96 NW       NP                                                                                                                     FUTURE DEVELOPMENT

     Future Development                   97 NW NRA                                                                                                                          FUTURE DEVELOPMENT

     Future Development                   98 NW NRA                                                                                                                          FUTURE DEVELOPMENT

     Future Development                   99 NW       NP                                                                                                                     FUTURE DEVELOPMENT

     Future Development                 100 NW        NP                                                                                                                     FUTURE DEVELOPMENT

     Future Development                 101 NW        NP                                                                                                                     FUTURE DEVELOPMENT

     Future Development                  102 SW       NP                                                                                                                     FUTURE DEVELOPMENT

     Future Development                  103 SW       NP                                                                                                                     FUTURE DEVELOPMENT

     Future Development                  104 SW       CP                                                                                                                     FUTURE DEVELOPMENT

     Future Development                  105 SW       CP                                                                                                                     FUTURE DEVELOPMENT

     Future Development                  106 SW       NP                                                                                                                     FUTURE DEVELOPMENT

     Future Development                  107 SW       NP                                                                                                                     FUTURE DEVELOPMENT

     Future Development                   111 SE NRA                                                                                                                         FUTURE DEVELOPMENT

     Future Development                  112 SW       NP                                                                                                                     FUTURE DEVELOPMENT

     Future Development                  114 SW NRA                                                                                                                          FUTURE DEVELOPMENT

     Future Development                  115 SW       CP                                                                                                                     FUTURE DEVELOPMENT

     Future Development                  116 SW       NP                                                                                                                     FUTURE DEVELOPMENT

     Future Development                 117 NW        NP                                                                                                                     FUTURE DEVELOPMENT

     Golden Meadows                         6 NW      NP                                           x                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         5.7

     Golden Meadows 4                       7 NW      NP                                           x                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         1.3

     Grand Prairie School                   49 SE     SP                                           x         1                                                                                                                    1/2                                                     1                              2                                                                                                                   2.0

     Grand Prairie Tot                      47 SE     MP                                           x         1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               0.3

     Greywall Club                         85 SW      NP                                           x                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         2.2

     Harvest Glen                         10 NW       NP                                           x         1                                                                                                                    1                                                       1                                                     x                                                                                       12.6

     Heritage Green                         2 NW      NP                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     5.5

     Heritage Lakes                         48 SE     NP                                           x                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         0.3

     Heritage Meadows                       3 NW      NP                                           x         1                                                                                                                                                                            1                      x                                                                                                                      12.3

     Heritage Oaks                        55 NW       NP                                           x         1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               3.9

     Hidden River                          62 SW      NP                                           x         1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  x                                                                                            3.6

     Indian Oaks                           24 SW      MP                                           x                                                                                                                              1/2                                                                                                                                                                                                        0.6

     John Leach Memorial                    44 SE     MP                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     0.5

     Kelly                                  9 NW      NP                                           x                                                                                                                              1/2                                                     1                                                                                                                                                  2.3




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Asphalt Trail Distance (Miles)
  CP = Community Park
  MP = Mini Park
  NP = Neighborhood Park




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Unlighted Baseball
                                                   Park Classification


                                                                         Recreation Center
                                     Park Number




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Basketball Court


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Volleyball Court




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Football/Soccer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Lighted Basball
  NRA = Natural Resource Area




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Canoe Launch
                                                                                                                    Picnic Facility/
                                                                                                                    Group Shelter




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Natural Areas
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Outdoor Pool




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          River Access
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Tennis Court
                                     Quadrant




                                                                                                                                       Washrooms


                                                                                                                                                   Concession
  SP = School Park




                                                                                             Playground




                                                                                                                                                                        Ice Skating




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Skate Park


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dog Park
                                                                                                                                                                                      Sledding




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Acreage
  SU = Special Use (Park/Facility)




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Fishing
                                                                                                          Shelter




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Field


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Field
                                                                                                                                                                Trail
  PARKS
  Kendall Green                         28 SW      NP                                                     1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2.8

  Kendall Ridge                         29 SW      NP                                           x         1                                                                                                                      1/2                                                     1                                                                                                                                                   4.0

  Kendall Small                         50 SW      MP                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        0.5

  Kensington                             4 NW      NP                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   2                                                                                                                    6.8

  King's Crossing                      68 NW       NP                                           x         1                                                      x                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           1.6

  Lakewood at Caton Farm                34 SW      NP                                           x                                                                                                                                1/2                                                                                                           x                                                                                        22.5

  Lakewood Falls Village                 64 SE     NP                                           x                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2.7

  Legends Soccer Fields                 27 SW      SU                                                                                                            x                                                                                                                                                      4                                                                        0.25                                   10.0

  Mather Woods                          23 SW NRA                                                         1         2                    x                       x                                                                                                                                                                             x                                                 0.50                                   67.2

  Mayfair                               31 SW      MP                                           x         1                                                      x                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.9

  McKenna Woods                         35 SW      MP                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1.2

  Memorial                             51 NW       SU                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        0.1

  Norman Greenway                      13 NW       CP                                           x         1                                                      x                        x                                     1                                                                                                              x                                                 1.50                               104.5

  Normantown Trails Equ. Ctr.          72 NW       SU                                                                                                            x                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           6.0

  Northwest Community                  14 NW       CP                                           x                   1                                                                                           2               2                                                        2                              3                                                   x                                                           30.4

  North Point                           81 SW      NP                                           x         1                                                                                                                      1/2                                                                                                                                                                                                         2.9

  Oaks at Van Horn                     110 SE NRA                                                         1                                                      x                                                                                                                                                                             x                                                 0.40                                   36.0

  Old Renwick Trail                      46 SE     NP                                           x         1                                                      x                                                              1                                                                               x                                                                                                                       28.5

  Ottawa Street                          19 SE     CP                                           x                                        x             x                                             x          1                                                      1                                                                                                                                                                     5.5

  Parkview Meadows                       73 SE     NP                                           x         1                                                      x                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      10.5

  Patriot Square                       71 NW       NP                                           x         1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.1

  Prairie Knoll                        56 NW NRA                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               x                                                                                        33.6

  Quail Run                              8 NW      NP                                           x                                                                                                                                1/2                                                                                                                                                                                                         2.7

  Renwick Community                     22 SW      CP                                           x                   1                    x             x         x                                                              2                                                        3                              3                                                   x                    0.40                                   58.7

  Ridge Road                            26 SW      SU                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   77.5

  River Edge                             41 SE     SU                                                               1                    x                                                                                                          1                                                                                          x                                                                                        17.4

  River Point Estates                   75 SW      SU                                                                                                            x                                                                                                                                                                             x                                                 0.80                                        7.4

  Riverside Parkway                      40 SE NRA                                                        2                                                      x                                                                                                                                              x                              x             x                                   1.75                                   42.0

  Riverview                              16 NE     NP                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           x                              x             x                                                                               3.2

  Riverwalk                              36 SE     NP                                           x                                                                x                                                                                                                                              x                              x                                                                                        18.9

  Rock Ridge                            82 SW      NP                                           x         1                                                                                                                      1/2                                                     1                                                                                                                                                   5.8

  Streams Recreation Center             63 SW      SU                         x                 x         1                              x                       x                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           7.2

  Sunset Parkway                         54 SE     NP                                           x                                                                x                                                                                                                                                                             x                                                                                        16.4

  The Ponds                                5 NE    NP                                           x                                                                                                                                1/2                                                                            x                                                                                                                            5.6

  The Reserve                            15 NE     NP                                           x         1                                                                                                                     1                                                                               x                              x                                                                                        53.5

  Van Horn Woods                         42 SE     CP                                           x         1         2                    x             x         x          x                                                                                                            2                      x       6                      x                                        x                                               82.7

  Village Green                         20 SW      CP                                           x                   1                    x                                                                      1                1/2                                                                                                                                                                                                         2.7

  Vintage Harvest                       25 SW      NP                                           x                                                                x                                                               1/2                                                                                                                                                                                                         2.2

  Walkers Grove School                 11 NW       SP                                           x                                                                                                                                1/2                                                     2                              2                                                                                                                    3.6

  Walkers Grove Tot                    12 NW       NP                                           x         1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7.8

  Water's Edge                           78 NE     NP                                           x                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            0.5

  Wexford                                43 SE     MP                                           x                                                                                                                                                                                                               x                                                                                                                            1.2

  Whisper Glen                          90 SW      NP                                           x                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3.9

  Winding Creek                          37 SE     NP                                           x         1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    x                                                                                             4.5

  Woodside                               38 SE     NP                                           x                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1.8

  Total                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          9.70                              1373.9



  Linear Greenways(Leased R.O.W.)/Leased Building Facilities
  Fort Beggs Trail (North)              52 SW      SU                                                                                                            x                                                                                                                                                                                                                               1.40                                   24.3
  Fort Beggs Trail (South)              52 SW      SU                                                                                                            x                                                                                                                                                                                                                               2.40                                   81.7
  Four Seasons/ Avery Preserve           17 NE     SU                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.5

  Good Shepherd                        119 SE      NP                                           x         1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  0.5
  Normantown Trail                   108 NW        SU                                                                                                            x                                                                                                                                                                                                                               1.30                                   28.1

  St. John Facility                      79 SE     SU                         x
  The Great Divide Trail               109 SE      SU                                                                                                            x                                                                                                                                                                                                                               1.00                                   45.8
  Total                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          6.10                               185.9


  Grand Total                                                            3                   63               47        10             11          4            28      2             3          1              4              9(Full)                  2              6                      26              18            31               26              4             2            2        15.80                             1559.8
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               16(1/2)
  Owned                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1373.9
  Leased                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            185.9



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 School District 202
 Eagle Pointe Elementary               H
 Freedom Elementary                    I
 Heritage Grove Middle School          K




                                                                                                                                                                        248th A
 Lincoln Elementary                    Q
 Plainfield North High School          V
 Walker’s Grove Elementary             BB




                                                                                                                                          Normantown Rd
 Parks
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 Auburn Lakes                    57
                                                                                            Heggs Rd

 Canterbury Woods                67                                                                                                                                                              113        I
 Champion Creek                   1                                                                                                                                57
 Crossings at Wolf Creek        113
 Dayfield                        70
 Dunmoor Estates                 69
 Enclave                         74                                    119th Street
 Future Development              94
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 Future Development              95
 Future Development              96
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 Future Development              97                                                                                                         72                                    55
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 Future Development              98                                                                                                                                                                                     3
 Future Development              99
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 Golden Meadows 4
 Golden Meadows
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 Harvest Glen                    10                                                                                             14
 Heritage Green                   2                                                                                                                                                                                         4
 Heritage Meadows                 3                                                                                                                                        68
 Heritage Oaks                   55
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 Kelly                            9
 Kensington                       4                                                                                                                                               108
 King’s Crossing                 68                                                                                                                                                              H
 Memorial                        51                                                                                                                                                                                     7
 Norman Greenway                 13                                                                                              13                                       11
 Normantown Bike Trail.         108
 Normantown Trails Equ. Ctr.     72                                                                     69                                                    12           BB
 Northwest Community             14                                                                                                                                                                                 6
                                                                             135th Street
 Patriot Square                  71
 Prairie Knoll                   56
 Quail Run                        8
 Walkers Grove School            11
 Walkers Grove Tot               12
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                                                                                                                                       Parks

                                                                                                                                       Parks Future

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                                                                                                                                       Trails Natural

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                                      Aspen Meadows                              33    Future Development                                  102               McKenna Woods                                35
                                      Autumn Fields                              60    Future Development                                  103               North Point                                  81
                                      Aux Sable                                  86    Future Development                                  104               Renwick Community Park                       22
                                      Brookside                                  32    Future Development                                  105               Ridge Road                                   26
                                      Caton Ridge                                53    Future Development                                  106               River Point Estates                          75
                                      Caton Ridge West                           61    Future Development                                  107               Rock Ridge                                   82
                                      Clearwater Springs                         59    Future Development                                  112               Streams Recreation Center                    63
                                      Commons                                    39    Future Development                                  114               Village Green                                20
                                      Creekside North                            76    Future Development                                  115               Vintage Harvest                              25
                                      Cumberland                                 30    Future Development                                  116               Whisper Glen                                 90
                                      Darcy                                      88    Greywall Club                                       85
                                      Electric Park                              21
                                      Fort Beggs Bike Trail                      52
                                                                                       Hidden River                                        62              School District 202
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                                      Future Development                         80    Kendall Green                                       28              Aux Sable Middle School                                        A
                                      Future Development                         83    Kendall Ridge                                       29              Charles Reed Elementary                                        D
                                      Future Development                         84    Kendall Small                                       50              Drauden Point Middle School                                    G
                                      Future Development                         87    Lakewood                                            34              Ira Jones Middle School                                        M
                                      Future Development                         89    Legends Soccer Fields                               27              Meadow View Elementary                                         R
                                      Future Development                         92    Mather Woods                                        23              Plainfield Central High School                                 T
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                              Commissioner & Staff Listing
Board of Commissioners
The Plainfield Park District is governed by a five-member group of Commissioners. Commissioners are elected for six-year
terms, and the terms are staggered. Elections are conducted in the spring of odd numbered years. Current board members
(including their term expiration dates) are:




Michelle Kelly         Michael Brann              Mary Kay Ludemann         Larry D. Newton             John M. Wilson
President              Vice President             Commissioner              Commissioner                Commissioner
(2011)                 (2013)                     (2015)                    (2015)                      (2013)

Board of Commissioners Meetings take place at 6 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month, with an additional meeting
on the fourth Wednesday of July (unless otherwise noted). Meetings take place at the Recreation/Administration Center and are
open to the public (unless otherwise noted).

Administration                                                   Ottawa Street Pool
Recreation/Administration Center                                 23820 W. Ottawa St.
23729 W. Ottawa St.                                              (815) 436-3314 (June-August only)
(815) 436-8812
Executive Director, Greg Bott                                    St. John Facility (leased)
Executive Secretary, Wendi Calabrese                             2650 Plainfield Rd., Joliet
                                                                 (815) 254-2992
Business
Business Manager, Maureen Nugent                                 River Edge Recreation Center
Accountant, Tamara Rounsaville                                   17844 W. Frontage Rd.
Information Systems Manager, Joe Bostjancic                      Closed until further notice.

Recreation                                                       Streams Recreation Center
Director of Recreation/Community Relations, Cheryl Crisman       24319 Cedar Creek Ln.
Recreation Supervisor/Special Events, Kelly Banach               (815) 439-4557
Recreation Supervisor, Misty Bartlett                            Facility Coordinator, Misty Bartlett
Athletic and Facilities Manager, Cody Kamp
Recreation Supervisor, Adam Steffes                              Normantown Trails Equestrian Center
Senior Citizen Coordinator, Kathy Whalen                         12151 S. Normantown Rd.
Recreation/Marketing Assistant, Cassandra Stathas                (815) 254-1950
                                                                 Barn Manager, Amanda Bergman
Planning
23805 W. Ottawa St.                                              Parks
(815) 439-7940                                                   Maintenance Shop, Four Seasons Park
Superintendent of Planning, Cameron Bettin                       (815) 436-2029
Park Planner, James Less                                         Superintendent of Parks, Gene Coldwater
Secretary, Tammy Semmler                                         Division Manager (North), Tony Arnold
                                                                 Division Manager (South), Paul Crisman
Marketing                                                        Nick Behnke               Dan Chobar
23805 W. Ottawa St.                                              Adan Guerrero             Genaro Guzman
(815) 439-7940                                                   Tom Hack                  Bruce Harshfield
Public Information Coordinator, Marianne Ryan                    Ed Konkel                 Jim Lindamood
                                                                 Jim Masek                 Joe Masters
                                                                 Keith Miller              John Nickl
                                                                 Larry Pickering           Matt Raymond
                                                                 Brett Smith               Georgiana Szymczak
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