Scholarship Opportunities Look for this icon for progams that offer scholarship opportunities. Residents who qualify receive up to $40 per program season. General Interest Medley nny Br unch Bu Saturday, April 16 10:30 a.m. to noon Prisco Community Center Into Spring Adults: $9 (Residents) / $12 (Non-residents) Children: $8 (Residents) / $10 (Non-residents) Celebrate spring by bouncing into fun with children’s activities, E-Fit room open for fun and a chance to meet Parker, the Ages 1 and up Fox Valley Park District mascot. Refreshments will be served. Barcode 45756 Saturday, April 9 Parents and their children will enjoy 2 to 4 p.m. a brunch buffet, music, an egg hunt Eola Community Center and a visit with the Easter Bunny. Ages 2 to 10 & adult Don’t forget the camera! $6 (Residents) / $9 (Non-residents) Register by April 14. Barcode 45290 Medley Around the House Growing & Cooking with Herbs Designing Home Landscapes This class includes a visit to the local greenhouse and nursery – The Learn the basics of designing a beautiful home landscape. Growing Place – to experience the fragrance of thousands of herbs. Participants will set goals, develop a plan and choose Learn how to grow and harvest both edible and ornamental herbs. materials to make it all come to life. Please bring a copy of a Discover how to use them fresh or dried. Harvesting techniques and recipes will be plat of survey to the first class. (LB) included. The Growing Place is located at 2000 Montgomery Road in Aurora. (CJ) Age Fee Class Size Location Age Fee Class Size Location 16Y and up $40(R) / $60(N) MIN: 6 / MAX: 12 FVPD Greenhouse 18Y and up $15(R) / $22.50(N) MIN: 10 / MAX: 30 The Growing Place 259 S. Russell Ave., Aurora Barcode Day Date Time Barcode Day Date Time 45828 Sa April 9 10 to 11:30 a.m. 46033 Th March 3 to 17 6 to 8 p.m. Low Maintenance Landscaping I Edible Landscaping Basic yard and landscape design principles will be addressed from a low Learn how to integrate vegetables and fruit into current maintenance perspective. Soil preparations and planting principles also landscaping designs by choosing plants with edible berries will be presented with step-by-step instructions on how to simplify the and greens. (LB) process. Class will be taught by a team of expert horticulturists from The Growing Age Fee Class Size Location Place. Participants may also register at the same time for the Landscape II session 16Y and up $20(R) / $30(N) MIN: 6 / MAX: 12 Blackberry Farm for an additional fee. (CJ) Age Fee Class Size Location Barcode Day Date Time 18Y and up $25(R) / $38(N) MIN: 10 / MAX: 30 Eola Community Center 46034 W April 13 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Barcode Day Date Time 45796 Tu March 8 7 to 9 p.m. Low Maintenance Landscaping II community-wide garage Discover what plants will grow best in and around the yard by gaining an understanding of how the right plants in the right places can flourish and provide benefits for years. The visual presentation will introduce participants to the many evergreens, shrubs, trees and perennials that are excellent choices for low-maintenance landscaping. Simple tips on how to keep plants looking sale their best with proper watering, pruning and mulching will be discussed. This class will be taught by a team of expert horticulturists from The Growing Place. (CJ) Age Fee Class Size Location 18Y and up $25(R) / $38(N) MIN: 10 / MAX: 30 Eola Community Center Barcode Day Date Time ! 45804 Tu March 15 7 to 9 p.m. May 13 and 14 Newday - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Two ale Perennials for Sustainable Gardening s This class will focus on how to make the most of perennial gardening. Prisco Parking Lot Tried and true perennials will be featured as well as new varieties and unusual perennials that do well with minimal care. Learning how to $45 Residents / $70 Non-residents adapt plants to shade and wet or dry soils also will be covered. Class will be Barcode 44225 taught by an expert horticulturist from The Growing Place. (CJ) Don’t miss this huge opportunity to make a little cash! Age Fee Class Size Location The Park District will advertise the sale through 18Y and up $20(R) / $30(N) MIN: 10 / MAX: 40 Eola Community Center the activity guides, electronic signs, newspaper Barcode Day Date Time advertising and day-of signage. 45812 Sa March 26 10 to 11:30 a.m. Medley Pet Lovers Cards & Games Dog Obedience: Basics Magic: The Gathering Positive reinforcement teaches dogs to be good family companions. Commands Magic: The Gathering – one of the oldest and the best “trading card will include sit, down, stand, stay, come, off, settle, walk without pulling, drop it games” – can be as intellectually challenging as chess but adds a creative and stop jumping. Dogs should be 5 months or older and wear a buckle collar aspect. At Saturday morning open gym, participants will compete for prizes (no choke chains or pinch/prong collars). Owners should bring dog treats and (booster packs) with Type 2 decks in various formats. Note: This is a casual room. a leather or cloth leash, not a retractable one. The first night is orientation for “Spikes” should find somewhere else to play. Newcomers will be taught how to owners only (no dogs). Bring a copy of the dog’s vet records showing that it is play. Instructor is Dave Carr. (KJ) up-to-date on vaccinations. (KW) Age Fee Location Age Fee Class Size Location 7Y and up $1 per person per event; pay at door Eola Community Center 18Y and up $115(R) / $170(N) MIN: 6 / MAX: 15 Eola Community Center Day Date Time Barcode Day Date Time Sa March 5 to June 4 9 a.m. to noon 45579 Tu March 15 to April 26 7 to 8:30 p.m. Bridge on Fridays This Friday evening bridge club is available on a year-round basis. The club is open to all bridge players for a seasonal fee. Players may sign up with a partner or one will be provided. Participants must know how to play bridge. Cards will be provided. (KW) Age Fee Class Size Location 18Y and up $7(R) / $10(N) MIN: 6 / MAX: 30 Eola Community Center Barcode Day Date Time 46518 F March 11 to May 27 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. o m & S on M S ock H Friday, April 8 op 6 to 7:30 p.m. Eola Community Center The Fox Valley Park District has 16 picnic shelters available to reserve for family gatherings and special events. Shelters Ages 4 to 8 & parent must be reserved for groups of 25 people or more from May 1 to Sept. 30. Fee per couple: Reservations are accepted at the following locations: $20 (Residents) / $30 (Non-residents) • Cole Center, 101 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora • Eola Community Center, 555 S. Eola Road, Aurora Barcode 45974 • Prisco Community Center, 150 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora Enjoy refreshments and dancing to favorite ’50s, ’60s and For more information and a complete list of locations, ’70s music by a DJ. Party-goers also will do a craft. Don’t forget visit the District’s website or call 630-897-0516. to have a picture taken. Each mom will receive a long-stem Reservations are accepted starting the first Monday in February. carnation when she arrives.