Welcome to the Medinah Park District
22W130 Thorndale Avenue • Medinah, Illinois 60157 • Ph. 630-893-2560 • Fax 630-893-0932
Board of Commissioners Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Thorndale Recreation Center Closings:
Thomas Jansen President September 1, November 27, December 25
Rick Main Vice President
Lance Murphy Commissioner
Thomas Guarino Commissioner TABLE OF CONTENTS
General Information ............................................ 2, 3, 28, 30-31
The Board of Commissioners meet at 7:30 pm on August 20,
September 17, October 22, November 19 and December 17, Rentals and Services ............................................................ 28
2008 at the Thorndale Recreation Center. The public is Registration ........................................................................... 31
encouraged to attend. Parks and Facilities Map ....................................................... 25
Staff NEDSRA ............................................................................... 29
Administration Early Childhood ................................................................... 8-11
Anne Templin Administrative Assistant Preschool ............................................................................... 11
Tom Connolly, CPRP Director
Tots ..................................................................................... 8-10
Youth ............................................................................ 6-7, 12-19
Bruce Baum, CPRP Superintendent of Recreation
Logan Rietz Recreation Supervisor General ............................................................................. 12-19
Carol Healy Recreation Supervisor Sports .................................................................................... 12
Pam Chapman Registrar
Trips ...................................................................................... 6-7
Jennifer Puglise Receptionist
Barbara Pasala Receptionist Teens ...................................................................... 6-7, 19, 20-23
Parks Department General ....................................................................... 19, 20-23
Vince DeGrado Superintendent of Parks Trips ...................................................................................... 6-7
Richard Kropacek Maintenance
Special Events ............................................................. 4,5
Adults ........................................................................... 6-7, 22-25
William Kassal Police Chief
General ............................................................................. 22-25
Richard Brawner Police Lieutenant
Timothy Marino Police Deputy Sports .................................................................................... 23
Mark Goode Safety Coordinator Trips ...................................................................................... 6-7
*CPRP – Certified Park and Recreation Professional Seniors .............................................................................. 6-7, 24
Fitness ............................................................................... 26, 27
The Fitness Room ................................................................. 26
Open Gym ............................................................................. 27
Mission Statement and Goals
The Mission of the Medinah Park District is to enhance
the quality of life of Park District residents and visitors
- Providing safe, fun and enjoyable recreation
- Promoting sound and effective use of Park District
- Preserving and maintaining open space
The goals of the Medinah Park District are:
- To create, monitor and maintain a high standard of
safety in all Park District operations and services.
- To create in our residents an awareness of the ben-
efits provided by our programs, parks and services.
- To provide services for all ages and abilities, and to
meet the needs of an ethnically diverse population. Periodical Publication:
- To provide quality services through professionalism. Autumn 2008
Medinah Park District
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Icons the program. Full refunds will be issued for programs cancelled
The program guide uses icons to represent important information due to low enrollment. If a program has an advertised deadline
pertaining to specific programs or services. Key Code boxes are date listed in the brochure description, the program will be can-
located throughout the brochure and contain the information that celled after that date if registration has not reached the minimum.
relates to the icons that are used.
Americans with Disabilities Act
Co-operative Program – The Medinah Park District is committed to accessibility for individu-
Parent/Child Program – als with disabilities and strives to provide equal, integrated partici-
Adult Trip Walking Levels – pation in all programs, services and activities. The park district’s
policy is to reasonably accommodate all qualified program appli-
Co-operative Programming cants in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The Medinah Park District co-ops with the following leisure agen- We welcome the questions, comments and concerns of interested
cies to provide program opportunities for you and your family: community members regarding district ADA compliance.
Addison Park District, Bloomingdale Park District, Itasca Park Dis-
trict, Roselle Park District and the Wood Dale Park District . To arrange for auxiliary aids or accommodations enabling individu-
als with disabilities to participate in park district public meetings, or
to request publications in a special format (audiocassette, large
print) call 630/893-2560 or write to 22W130 Thorndale Avenue,
The Medinah Park District is looking for qualified, enthusiastic people
Medinah, IL 60157.
for a variety of positions. Applications for part time employment are
accepted year round. Persons interested in teaching or supervis- Inclusive Recreation Programs
ing a recreation program should contact the Superintendent of Rec- In a continuing effort to meet the needs of residents with special
reation at 630/893-2560. Persons interested in working in our parks needs, NEDSRA (see page 29) and the Medinah Park District pro-
department should contact the Superintendent of Parks at 630/893- vide inclusive recreation services. This means that individuals with
2560. Applications can be picked up at the park district office at disabilities can participate in programs offered by the park district.
22W130 Thorndale Avenue. The Medinah Park District is an equal This inclusive recreation environment provides residents with dis-
opportunity employer. abilities greater choices for their leisure time and allows all resi-
dents to learn about one another as they participate together. Let
the park district and NEDSRA know of your special needs and in-
If you are in need of a Notary Public, the Medinah Park District can
terests so that we can provide the support necessary for success-
help. We have a Notary Public on staff who will notarize documents
ful inclusion. By communicating your needs, the park district and
free of charge. To take advantage of this service, please call the
NEDSRA can be prepared to provide you with appropriate services.
park district at 630/893-2560 to arrange for an appointment.
Insurance Disclaimer Daily field conditions for youth soccer, baseball and softball can be
The Medinah Park District is committed to conducting its recre- obtained by calling 630/893-2925 after 4:00 pm daily.
ational programs and services in the safest manner possible and
holds the safety of participants in the highest regard. Participants, Visit Our Website
and parents registering their child in recreational programs, must The Medinah Park District’s website is located at
recognize, however, that there is an inherent risk of injury when www.medinahparkdistrict.org. You can peruse programs, review
choosing to participate in activities.
board of commissioner meeting minutes and agendas, download
Please recognize that the Medinah Park District does not carry a printable registration form, find an application for employment or
medical accident insurance for injuries sustained in its programs. view our site and stay informed. If you have suggestions or ideas
The cost of such would make program fees prohibitive; therefore, for our website, please contact us at 630/893-2560.
each person registering themselves or a family member for a rec-
reational program/activity should review their own medical insur- Where, Oh Where, Can My Little Dog Go?
ance policy for coverage. It must also be noted that the absence Here’s the scoop. Dogs and their owners are welcome in many of
of medical insurance coverage does not make the Medinah Park our parks – as long as the pets are on a leash, under control of the
District automatically responsible for the payment of medical ex- owner at all times and owners clean up after their animals. Out of
penses. The Medinah Park District requires that all program par- courtesy to others using our parks, pet owners must take
ticipants or legal guardians sign a Liability Waiver and Release responsibility and help to keep our parks clean. For those who
form at the time of registration. Your understanding and coopera- are looking for a place to run their dogs, the Forest Preserve District
tion are greatly appreciated. of DuPage County has several dog exercise locations in area
preserves including Mallard Lake in Hanover Park and East Branch
Program Guide Changes/Errors Disclaimer in Glendale Heights. Contact the Forest Preserve District at 630/
Due to the large amount of information available in the Medinah 933-7248 for rules, locations and additional information.
Park District brochures, errors and changes before and after pub-
lication may occur. While we attempt to locate and correct all er-
rors in the proofing process, some items are missed. We apolo-
gize for any errors that may occur and will attempt to advise you of
any changes as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience
and understanding when these situations arise.
Programs that do not reach the advertised minimum registration
number at least 1 week prior to the start of the program will be
cancelled due to low enrollment. Participants will be notified of the
cancellation during the week prior to the advertised start date of
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Family Fest 2008
Saturday, August 23
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Come celebrate Family Fest at Thorndale Park. Everyone is invited!
Enjoy games, class demonstrations, live entertainment, raffles and great
food. Stroll through organization and craft show booths. All activities are
Scheduled Entertainment / Events
• Miller’s Petting Zoo: 11:00am-4:00pm
• Craft Show and Business Expo: 11:00am-4:00pm First 200
• 5 on 5 Youth Dodgeball Classic (ages 10+): 11:30am School District #11
• Clowning Around Awesome Inflatables: 11:30am-3:30pm Students to Stop
• Professor Marvel’s Amazing Flea Circus and Magic Show: 12:00pm at Registration
• Toilet Seat Horseshoes: 12:00pm
• Bingo: 12:30pm
Table Get Great
• Corn Husking Contest: 12:45pm Give-Aways!
• Bags Tournament: 1:00pm
• CupCake the Clown (Magic and face painting): 1:00pm
• Watermelon Eating Contest: 1:00pm
• “British Export”: 2:00-3:30pm
FAMILY CAMP OUT
Come join us for a night under the stars. We will be camping out in the fields behind the Thorndale Recreation Center all night. Roast
marshmallows over the fire and tell camp stories at this great family event. Bring your tents, sleeping bags and telescopes for an
evening of fun for all. Included are a late night treat and coffee and donuts in the morning. NO PETS, PERSONAL FIRES, OR
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES PLEASE.
Location: Thorndale Recreation Center-Ball Fields
Fee: $25(R)/$35(NR) per family of 4 and $5 for each
additional person Min/Max: 6/10
Code Day Date Time
5001 Fri-Sat Oct 3-Oct 4 6:30pm-9:00am
Registration Deadline: September 26
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NO CROWS ABOUT IT
Get ready for fall with this fun, family event. Get your family to-
gether and bring clothes and supplies to create your own scare-
crow. Medinah Park District will provide the hay/stuffing and the Jolly Old Saint Nick will be calling children 3-8 years old to check
post. Watch the crows fly away when you and your family install their Christmas lists. To make arrangements with Santa, call the
this fun-loving guest at the park district. All scarecrows will be judged Park District at 893-2560 between November 12 and December
and the winner will be announced on October 27th. 10, 2008. Calls will be made to the children on December 12 be-
tween 3:30 -6:00pm.
Location: Thorndale Recreation Center Medinah Park District Residents only!
Fee: $7.00 / familly
Deadline: Oct. 5, 2008
Code Day Date Time CANDY CANE COUNTING CONTEST
5008 Sun Oct 12 1:00pm Are you good at counting and guessing? Stop by the Thorndale
Recreation Center between Thanksgiving and Christmas and take
RESIDENTS / PARK PARTICIPANTS: Please stop by the a guess at how many Candy Canes are in the big jar! Winners will
Thorndale Recreation Center, Oct. 13-Oct. 26, to cast your vote for be announced on Monday, December 22.
your favorite scarecrow. Ballots will be available at the front office.
Winner will be announced on October 27. Location: Thorndale Recreation Center
Please, one vote per person. Age: 3-8 years
Date: Guess: November 28 through December 20.
MONSTERS, PUMPKINS & WITCHES, OH MY!! GINGERBREAD HOUSES
You never know who you will see at the Medinah Park District this The holidays aren’t complete without making a Ginger-
night! Wear your costume as we have some Halloween fun with bread House! Medinah Park District will provide all the
games, music and a costume parade. Each participant will receive supplies you need to create a unique Gingerbread House
Halloween goodies. Come and see who will be here for this non- – perfect for decoration or to eat! Parents are invited to
spooky fun event. assist their child in the process, as holiday music plays in the back-
Location: Thorndale Recreation Center-Heritage Room ground.
Fee: $8(R)/$12(NR) Min/Max: 10/75
Age: 4-12 years Location: Thorndale Park – Arts Room
Code Day Date Time Age: 4-12 years
5002 Fri Oct. 24 7:00-8:30pm Min/Max: 8/12
Registration Deadline: October 19 Code Day Date Time
5000-A Fri Dec 19 4:00-5:00pm
5000-B Fri Dec 19 5:15-6:15pm
HOLIDAY PARENT’S NIGHT OUT Registration Deadline: December 12
This fun-filled night doubles as a holiday party for the kids and
an evening out for mom and dad! Pizza dinner and lots of holi-
day activities will keep the kids occupied while parents finish up MORNING WITH SANTA
their holiday shopping or enjoy an evening out on the town. What is Santa’s favorite snack? Cookies of course!! Come and
enjoy decorating home made sugar cookies for a great holiday
Location: Thorndale Park treat or a gift for someone special. Of course, Santa will be here for
Instructor: Park District Staff you to give him your list.
Age: 5-12 years Location: Thorndale Recreation Center
Min/Max: 8/20 Age: 2-12 years with parent
Fee: $7(R)/$10 (NR) Min/Max: 10/20
Code Day Date Time
5007 Fri Dec 12 5:00-9:00pm Code Day Date Time
5009 Sat Dec 6 10:00-11:30am
Registration Deadline: December 5
Registration Deadline: December 1, 2008
HOLIDAY ART STOPS ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Looking for something for the kids during school holidays? Join us for one or more of these holiday special event activities. We will be
making a craft or a snack for each of the following holidays: Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Register for all three dates and
save! Registration deadlines are one week prior to class date.
Location: Thorndale Recreation Center – Arts/Crafts Room Code Day Date Time
Instructor: Medinah Park District Staff 5003 Mon Oct 13 10:00-11:00am
Age: 5-10 yrs. 5004 Tue Nov 11 10:00-11:00am
Fee: $7(R)/$10(NR) – each class 5005 Mon Dec 22 10:00-11:00am
$18(R)/$27(NR) – all three classes 5006 (Register for all three events)
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OPRYLAND CHRISTMAS 2008 DIRTY DANCING
Join us this holiday season for another Fancy Free Holidays ex- Experience the excitement and romance of the classic story as never
tended tour. This 4-day, 3-night trip is filled to the brim with all the before – live on stage. It’s a timeless story of first love, full of heart-
seasonal “Country Christmas” highlights of Nashville, Tennessee. pounding music, pure dance energy, and breath-taking emotion.
Included in this trip: The hugely anticipated stage show of Dirty Dancing features the
tantalizing dance sequences and the hit songs from the best selling
• Deluxe motor coach transportation (video equipped, movie soundtrack including (I’ve Had) The Time of my Life, Hungry
washrooms, overhead storage, reclining seats, coach Eyes, Hey Baby, and Do You Love Me?, plus brand new scenes,
less than 2 years old). more sensational dancing and even more classic songs. You’ll have
• 3 nights lodging at the Opryland Hotel and 3 meals ‘the time of your life!’ Price includes front balcony ticket and trans-
(1 lunch cruise, 2 dinners) portation.
• Belle Meade Plantation
• Ryman Auditorium Location: Cadillac Palace Theater, Chicago
• Louise Mandrell Holiday Dinner Fee: $80(R)/$90(NR)
• Opryland’s “ICE” display Age: Adults Min/Max: 7/13
• General Jackson cruise Bus Departs: Thorndale Recreation Center - 11:30am
• Radio City Rockettes Spectacular
• 4 star rated hotel Code Day Date Time
• Home pickup and return service 5803 Wed Dec 3 11:30am-6:30pm
• Full Time Fancy-Free Tour Director
Registration Deadline: September 10, 2008
A detailed itinerary is available at the Medinah Park District. Trip
cancellation/interruption insurance ($66.00) is included in the price
of your trip unless optioned out of .
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Fee: $1,064 (R) – double occupancy *
$1,049 (R) – triple occupancy * SHOPPING ON MICHIGAN AVENUE
$1,434 (R) – single occupancy *
*Rates are per person. A $166 deposit is due Join us for our popular annual holiday shopping spree to Michigan
at registration and is non refundable after Avenue in Chicago! We will drop you off near Water Tower Place
9/1/08. Deposit includes trip insurance ($66) shopping center, and you’ll be on your own to enjoy shopping and
Final payment is due 50 days before lunch. This time we’ll venture down Michigan Avenue to take a closer
departure. look at the lights after our shopping, before heading home.
Age: 21 years and older
Location: Michigan Ave., Chicago
Code Date Departure Time Fee: $15(R)/$25(NR)
5810 Nov 30-Dec 3, 2008 8:00am (approx.) Age: All Ages Min/Max: 7/14
Bus Departs: Thorndale Recreation Center - 9:00am
Registration Deadline: September 1, 2008
Code Day Date Time
Cancellation Policy: If insurance is not purchased, cancellation 5805 Wed Dec 10 9:00am-5:00pm
charges will be assessed as follows:
• 46 or more days prior to departure-Full Refund Registration Deadline: December 3, 2008
• 45 to 22 days prior to departure-$770
• 21 days or less prior to departure-No Refund
ATTENTION TRIP PARTICIPANTS!
Did you ever wonder why your favorite trip gets cancelled? Each trip requires careful planning and sometimes this means that
deadline dates for final counts are 3-6 weeks before a scheduled trip. If the participant count is not high enough by the deadline date,
we must cancel or forfeit our deposit. For this reason, we suggest that if you see a trip that strikes your interest, sign up for it as soon
as possible. This will ensure the participant count is high enough to keep the trip going!
All trip return times are approximate. Transportation is provided by the Medinah/Roselle Park District bus or van unless otherwise
noted. Just a reminder that the Park District bus has no air conditioning (we do keep it warm during the colder months!)
Refunds requested after the registration deadline will not be granted unless the trip registrant’s spot can be filled.
We attempt to give you as much information as possible regarding the amount of walking required during each trip. The symbols
below will allow you to make a more informed decision regarding trip registration:
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TOT ROCK! BABY AND ME
Rhymin’ and rockin’ and singin’ songs; having fun all day long! You This class is designed to be full of fun, knowledge, networking and
and your tot will delight in exploring classic nursery rhymes in this socialization. In Baby & Me, you will enjoy the company of others
one-of-a-kind musical adventure known as Tot Rock! We will play with babies ages 3 – 12 months. Miss Kris will facilitate the class
with rhythm instruments like bells and clackers, share props like and bring topic ideas, toys, songs, play activates, massage tech-
balls and beanbags and explore sensory items like bubbles and niques and a listening ear. Baby and Me will have a flexible class
feathers. In addition to improving your tot’s newly acquired motor structure to meet the needs of the babies.
skills, we provide structured and unstructured time to encourage
socialization. Sign up for both fall sessions as there will be a new Location: Johnston Recreation Center, Bloomingdale
rhyme each week. Tot Rock time is “Rhyme Time” this fall !! Instructor: Kris Clark
Fee: $46(R)/$56(NR) Min/Max: 1/3
Location: Thorndale Recreation Center - Heritage Room Age: 3-12 months w/parent
Instructor: Rock-It Productions, Inc.
Fee: $44(R)/$54(NR) Min/Max: 2/3 per district Code Day Date Time
Age: walkers – 20 months w/ parent 5207-A Thu Sep 11-Oct 23 9:00-9:45 am
5207-B Thu Nov 13-Jan 15* 9:00-9:45 am
Code Day Date Time
5200-A Mon Sep 8-Oct 20 9:15-9:55am *No Class: 11/27 12/25, 1/1
(No class 10/13)
5200-B Mon Oct 27-Dec 8 9:15-9:55am
No Class: 10/13, 11/24 ENERGY EXPRESS
Kids will love this class! Tumbling, singing and dancing while mov-
ing to music, balance beam and a host of other fun activities will be
building blocks to better motor skills. Parent interaction helps your
KID ROCK I & II child develop motor and social skills. Please wear comfortable cloth-
If your child likes music and likes to explore, then Kid Rock is just ing. No siblings are allowed in class.
what you are looking for! “Exciting Explorations” is our theme this
fall. Our explorations will include: a pumpkin patch, outer space, Location: Johnston Recreation Center, Bloomingdale
an apple orchard and much more. We will combine imaginative Instructor: Gymnastics staff
play and fun and learning with songs and rhymes, rhythm instru- Age: 18 months-28 months w/parent Min/Max: 1/3
ments and props, gross motor skills and movements. Kid Rock I is
an introduction to imaginative play and gross motor movements Code Day Date Time Fee
while Kid Rock II encourages independence as parents are invited 5208-A Mon Sep 8-Oct 27* 9:15-10:00am $32/$42
to attend the first and last class of each session. Learn, dance and 5208-B Wed Sep 10-Oct 29 10:00-10:45am $35/$45
play the Rock-It way. 5208-C Wed Sep 10-Oct 29* 6:00-6:45pm $35/$45
5208-D Sat Sep 13-Nov 4 10:00-10:45am $35/$45
Location: Thorndale Recreation Center-Dance Room 5208-E Mon Nov 10-Jan 12* 9:15-10:00am $32/$42
Instructor: Rock-It Productions, Inc. 5208-F Wed Nov 12-Jan 21* 10:00-10:45am $35/$45
Fee: $44(R)/$54(NR) Min/Max: 2/3 per district 5208-G Wed Nov 12-Jan 21* 6:00-6:45pm $32/$42
5208-H Sat Nov.15-Jan 24* 10:00-10:45am $32/$42
Code Day Date Time
Kid Rock I (20-36 months w/parent) *No Class: 10/13, 11/24, 11/26, 11/29, 12/22, 12/24, 12/27,
5201-A Mon Sep 8-Oct 20 10:00-10:40am 12/29, 12/31, 1/3
5201-B Mon Oct 27-Dec 8 10:00-10:40am
5201-C Mon Sep 8-Oct 20 11:30 am-12:10pm
5201-D Mon Oct 27-Dec 8 11:30 am-12:10pm
No Class: 10/13, 11/24
Kid Rock II (30-60 months)
5202-A Mon Sep 8-Oct 20 10:45-11:25am
5202-B Mon Oct 27-Dec 8 10:45-11:25am OUR VOLUNTEERS
No Class: 10/13, 11/24 The Medinah Park District wishes to express our
deep appreciation to those who have volunteered
their time in our various programs and athletic
Register Early Spring Youth Soccer League 2008: Brian Harmon,
Nothing kills a class quicker than low registration! Classes that
do not meet minimum registration requirements one week prior
to the program start date will be cancelled. Please help us by Spring T-ball League 2008: Gina Merendino,
not waiting until the last minute to register. Rob Steetz
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Look for your Winter/Spring, 2009 Come and enjoy a one-on-one time with your child in a fantastic
program guide to be delivered the setting. Activities include climbing, crawling, jumping, balance
beams, parachute balls and singing while moving to music. With
week of November 24, 2008. the parent’s interaction, you will help your child develop motor skills
and social skills. Please wear comfortable clothes. No siblings
allowed in class.
LITTLE LEARNERS Location: Johnston Recreation Center, Bloomingdale
Join other parents and children in this class designed especially for Instructor: Gymnastics staff
toddlers. Songs, games and creative learning stations help to en- Fee: $35(R)/$45(NR)
hance our toddler’s overall development and introduce basic con- Min/Max: 1/3
cepts. There are opportunities to explore new topics and time to Age: 12-17 months w/parent
practice social skills such as sharing and listening. All children must
be accompanied by a participating adult. No siblings are allowed in Code Day Date Time
class. 5216-A Wed Sep 10-Oct 29 9:00-9:45am
5216-B Wed Sep 10-Oct 29 6:00-6:45pm
Location: Johnston Recreation Center, Bloomingdale 5216-C Sat Sep 13-Nov 4 9:00-9:45am
Instructor: Kris Clark 5216-D Wed Nov 12-Jan 21 9:00-9:45am *
Fee: $46(R)/$56NR) Min/Max: 1/3 5216-E Wed Nov 12-Jan 21 6:00-6:45pm *
Age: 1-2 years w/parent 5216-F Sat Nov 15-Jan 24 9:00-9:45am *
Code Day Date Time *No Class: 11/26, 11/29, 12/24, 12/27, 12/31, 1/3
5210-A Thu Sep 11-Oct 23 10:00-10:45am
5210-B Thu Nov 13-Jan 15 * 10:00-10:45am
*No Class: 11/27, 12/25, 1/1
LITTLE PRO’S MICRO SOCCER
If your 2 or 3 year old loves to run, jump and play ball then this class This “small version” of soccer is a great way for your child to be-
is for you! Try out a different sport each week with the coach. You come familiar with this up and coming sport! The playing field is
and your child will learn ways to warm up, cool down and have fun smaller and so is the number of players on the field. This allows
while getting fit. All children must be accompanied by a participat- each child more opportunities to handle the ball and develop skills.
ing adult. No siblings allowed in class. Basic soccer skills that are taught include dribbling, passing and
kicking. Class time is split between instruction, skill development &
Location: Johnston Recreation Center, Bloomingdale playing time. This is a great way to get your child ready for our
Instructor: Kris Clark spring soccer league.
Fee: $46(R)/$56(NR) Min/Max: 1/3
Age: 2-3 years w/parent Location: Thorndale Park
Instructor: Park District Staff
Code Day Date Time Fee: $24(R)/$34(NR)
5211-A Thu Sep 11-Oct 23 11:00-11:45am Age: 4-5 years
5211-B Thu Nov 13-Jan 15* 11:00-11:45am Min/Max: 8/15
Code Day Dates Time
*No Class: 11/27,12/25, 1/1 5204 Wed Sep 17-Oct 22 5:30-6:30pm
This class is a big hit with 3 to 5 year olds who love to run, jump,
and play ball. Children learn basic sports skills along with ways to
warm up, cool down, and have fun while getting fit. Sample a dif-
ferent sport each week with your coach. Classes are designed to
improve listening skills, instill a sense of teamwork and enhance We Love Parents, however....
overall physical development in your child-all while having fun! With your child’s best interest in mind, parents are asked not to
attend their child’s class unless invited by the instructor. We
Location: Johnston Recreation Center, Bloomingdale have found that the quality of instruction has often been af-
Instructor: Kris Clark fected by parent and/or sibling distractions, interruptions and
Fee: $46(R)/$56(NR) Min/Max: 1/3 various other concerns during class time. It is of equal impor-
Age: 3-5 years tance that children have quality leisure time with their peers.
Our instructors welcome the opportunity to discuss a registrant’s
Code Day Date Time progress with parents before or after class, time permitting.
5212-A Thu Sep 11-Oct 23 12:30-1:15pm Thank you for your cooperation.
5212-B Thu Nov 13-Jan 15* 12:30-1:15pm
5212-C Thu Nov 13-Jan 15* 1:30-2:15pm
*No Class: 11/27,12/25, 1/1
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PARENT & TOTNASTICS PIXIE CHICKS
Pre-K students get an introduction to the world of Pixie Chicks
Parents and tots can experience the sport of gymnastics together.
cheerleading, poms and baton. After mastering the basics of all
This program will teach the parent how to spot the basics in gym-
three sports, the Pixie Chicks will learn to Ready, Set, and Shout in
nastics, working on gross motor skills, coordination and body aware-
mini routines. Come join the fun.
ness. Parent interaction is the key to each child’s fun. Class attire
can include sweats, warm up suits, etc. Please no snaps or over- Location: Johnston Recreation Center - Bloomingdale
alls and no shoes. Siblings are not allowed in class. Instructor: Gymnastics staff
Fee: $40(R)/$50(NR) Min/Max: 1/3
Location: Johnston Recreation Center, Bloomingdale
Instructor: Gymnastics staff
Code Age Day Date Time
5214-A 3-5 Mon Sep 8-Oct 27* 5:00-5:45pm
Age: 29-35 months w/parent
5214-B 3-5 Mon Nov 10-Jan 12* 5:00-5:45pm
Code Day Date Time Fee
*No Class: 10/13, 11/24, 12/22, 12/29
5213-A Mon Sep 8-Oct 27 * 10:15-10:45am $32(R)/$42(NR)
5213-B Wed Sep 10-Oct 29 7:00-7:30pm $35(R)/$45(NR)
5213-C Mon Nov 10-Jan 12* 10:00-10:30am $35(R)/$45(NR) SCOOBY TENNIS CLUB
5213-D Wed Nov 12-Jan 21* 7:00-7:30pm $35(R)/$45(NR) Scooby Tennis is back! Children will be introduced to basic tennis
skills while having fun. Each child will receive a t-shirt and certifi-
*No Class: 10/13, 11/24, 12/22, 12/24, 12/29, 12/31 cate of completion. Children needing a racquet should specify this
Location: Johnston Recreation Center - Bloomingdale
Instructor: Kris Clark
LITTLE HOOPS Fee: $51(R)/$61(NR) Min/Max: 1/3
Our instructional/team program prepares the future WIBA player. Age: 3-4 years
Participants will learn fundamental skills, basic techniques and im-
provement of motor skills required for the game of basketball in a Code Day Date Time
team environment. Players will use junior sized balls and shorter 5215 Thu Sep 11-Oct 23 1:30-2:15pm
hoops to build confidence. Games will take place on Saturday
mornings in Wood Dale, Itasca or Medinah. Game schedules will
be handed out the first or second week of practices which take
place on Fridays. Team t-shirts will be provided. Volunteer coaches
and assistant coaches are vital to our programs. Please call if you
are interested in coaching. This program is in conjunction with the
Itasca, Wood Dale and Medinah Park Districts. Saturday game times In partnership with Crayola and based on child centered learning
to be determined. principles, Abrakadoodle provides comprehensive, educationally
sound art education to children ages 20 months to 12 years. On -
Location: Thorndale Recreation Center, Medinah going continuous curriculum emphasizes the importance of cre-
Instructor: Volunteer Coaches ativity – all while having fun! Each series of lessons offers unique
Fee: $50(R)/$60(NR) Min/Max: 7/12 experiences designed to foster creativity while never doing the same
Age: 4-6 years lesson twice. Each child will take home a framed piece of art after
each class – labeled with information about key concepts or vo-
Code Day Date Time cabulary introduced in each lesson.
5209 Fri-Sat Oct 24-Dec 12 5:15-6:00pm (Fri)
*No Class: 11/28, 11/29 Children develop their creativity through carefully designed lessons
that ignite the imagination and develop skills. Using real artists’
materials including watercolors, tempera paints, oil pastels, cre-
ative tools and more, the children create masterpieces that are truly
KINDERGARTEN AFTERNOON ADVENTURES Location: Wood Dale Recreation Complex (Tuesdays)
Afternoon Adventures are available to morning kindergarten chil-
Thorndale Recreation Center-Arts Room (Fridays)
dren. Join us for an afternoon of fun with crafts, gym activities and
Itasca Park District (Saturdays)
other exciting adventures. Eat lunch then join us for some after-
Instructor: Abrakadoodle Staff
noon fun. No class November 27.
Fee: $60(R)/$70(NR) Min/Max: 4/10
Location: Thorndale Recreation Center Age: 3-6 years
Instructor: Suzanne Schwarz
Fee: $54(R)/$64(NR) Code Day Dates Time
Age: 5-6 yrs 5218-A Tue Sep 23-Oct 28 11:30am-12:15pm
Min/Max 6/12 5218-B Tue Nov 4-Dec 16 11:30am-12:15pm
5218-C Fri Sep 19-Oct 24 10:30-11:15am
Code Day Date Time 5218-D Fri Oct 31-Dec 12 10:30-11:15am
5203-A Mon/Thu Sep 22-Oct 27 1:00-3:00pm 5218-E Sat Sep 20-Oct 25 10:30-11:15am
5203-B Mon/Thu Nov 3-Dec 8 1:00-3:00pm 5218-F Sat Nov 1-Dec 13 10:30-11:15am
No class: 11/25, 11/28, 11/29
10 Medinah Park District
Early Childhood - Preschool
The Medinah Park District Preschool program offers your child a comfortable, safe and fun environment for
learning. Our program is semi-structured and focuses on developing socialization, self-confidence, fine and large
motor skills as well as pre-kindergarten and kindergarten readiness skills. The children will develop these skills at
their own pace through play, craft projects, stories, songs and special activities. Our main goal is to help your
child acquire the joy of learning and attending school. Children must be toilet trained and be the appropriate age
by September 1, 2008. Registration must be done in person and proof of age is required. A $25 non-
refundable deposit is required at time of registration to hold a spot for the 2008-09 school year. (see
payment schedule and options below) Initial Registration taken after August 13 requires first trimester pay-
ment in full.
Our Preschool follows the attendance schedule of Medinah Elementary District #11.
Location: Thorndale Recreation Center
Instructors: Carol Healy, Geri Becker, Carol Drozdowski
Age: 3 years Min/Max: 8/18 Age: 4 years Min/Max: 8/20
Fee: $254/tri.(R)/$284/tri.(NR) Fee: $306/tri.(R)/$336/tri.(NR)
Code Day Date Time Code Day Date Time
5205-A Tu/Th 9/9/08-5/21/09 9:00-11:00am 5205-C M/W/F 9/8/08-5/22/09 9:00-11:15am
5205-B Tu/Th 9/9/08-5/21/09 1:00-3:00pm 5205-D M/W/F 9/8/08-5/22/09 12:45-3:00pm
Payment Due Dates for Tri-mester Payments:
1ST trimester – August 15, 2008 ABOUT OUR PRESCHOOL STAFF
2ND trimester – November 14, 2008 Our Head Teacher is Carol Healy. Carol has been with
the park district since 1993 and has 17 years of instruc-
3RD trimester – February 15, 2009
tion experience in preschool settings. She attained her
Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education, spe-
Full Year Payment Option: cializing in Early Childhood Education, from Northeast-
3 year olds - $737(R)/$827(NR) ern Illinois University. Her objective is to have the chil-
4 year olds - $893(R)/$983(NR) dren enjoy school and gain the confidence to achieve.
Our Assistant Teachers, Geri Becker and Carol
Drozdowski, share the position. Geri teaches on Tues-
days, Wednesdays and Thursdays and has been with
the program since 1998. Carol teaches on Mondays and
Fridays and has been with the program since 1999. Both
of our assistants have years of experience working with
TWOOSY DOODLERS children in a preschool setting.
This is a special art class just for toddlers and parents (or helpers).
Little fingers will experiment with painting, gluing, sticking, printing
and creating, while developing fine motor, language and self-help
skills. This is an “I can do it!” class that is fun and creative! Each PLAY SCHOOL
session has new activities and moms and helpers get to play too. Play School is for the child who is not quite old enough for our nine-
month preschool program but is ready for lengthy social interaction
Location: Wood Dale Recreation Complex (Tuesdays) away from mom. Songs, stories, simple craft projects and of course,
Thorndale Recreation Center-Arts Room (Fridays) playtime will help develop your child’s socialization skills. It will
Itasca Park District (Saturdays) also help your child become more comfortable in a “school” envi-
Instructor: Abrakadoodle Staff ronment. Supervision is provided by two instructors. No diapers
Fee: $60(R)/$70(NR) Min/Max: 4/10 will be changed during class time.
Age: 20-36 months with parent
Location: Thorndale Recreation Center - Arts & Crafts Room
Code Day Dates Time Instructor: Carol Drozdowski & Shari Caboor
5217-A Tue Sep 23-Oct 28 10:30-11:15am Fee: $69(R)/$79(NR)
5217-B Tue Nov 4-Dec 16 10:30-11:15am Age: 2 ½ - 3 ½ yrs. Min/Max: 7/12
5217-C Fri Sep 19-Oct 24 9:30-10:15am
5217-D Fri Oct 31-Dec 12 9:30-10:15am Code Day Date Time
5217-E Sat Sep 20-Oct 25 9:30-10:15am 5206-A Wed Sept 10-Oct 22 9:30-11:00 am
5217-F Sat Nov 1-Dec 13 9:30-10:15am 5206-B Wed Oct 29-Dec 10 9:30-11:00 am
No class: 11/25, 11/28, 11/29
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YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE WINTER BREAK MINI SPORTS CAMP
The Medinah Park District offers this league for both boys and girls The mini sport camp is designed for boys and girls in grades 1-8.
in grades 3rd-8th. Focus will center around individual instruction, The camp will focus on teaching the fundamental skills of baseball,
teamwork, and friendly competition. Weekly practices begin in late softball, basketball, tennis and soccer. Instructors for the camp are
November and games against other local park district (Roselle, former Lake Park student athletes. Pick one or all four to help your
Bloomingdale, Glendale Heights) teams start in January. Games child develop and improve their skills in a specific sport.
are played at home and on the road.
We rely on volunteer coaches to help run this program. Please indi- Location: Thorndale Recreation Center- Gym
cate on your child’s registration form if you are interested in coach- Instructor: Former Lake Park Athletes
ing a team. Registration fees will be refunded to all head coaches Fee: $15/session(R)/$23/session(NR)
at the conclusion of the season. $ 55/four sessions(R)/$65/four sessions(NR)
Ages: 1st-8th Grade
Location: Thorndale Recreation Center - gymnasium Min/Max: 6/12
Instructor: Volunteer Coaches
Fee: $54(R)/$64(NR) + $17 jersey fee** Code Day Date Age Time
$64(R)/$74(NR) + $17 jersey fee** (after October 18th) Softball/Baseball
Min/Max: 8/10 per team 5413-A Mon Dec 22 1st-4th Gr. 10:00am-12:30pm
5413-B Mon Dec 22 5th.-8th Gr. 1:30-4:00 pm
All new participants must purchase a jersey. Returning partici- Basketball
pants may purchase a jersey if needed, or use a jersey from a 5414-A Tue Dec 23 1st-4th Gr. 10:00am-12:30pm
previous year. 5414-B Tue Dec 23 5th-8th Gr 1:30-4:00pm
Registration Deadline: October 18, 2008 (late registrations will
be accepted only if the grade level has an opening on a team Tennis/Badminton
roster). 5415-A Mon Dec 29 1st-4th Gr. 10:00am-12:30pm
5415-B Mon Dec 29 5th-8th Gr. 1:30-4:00pm
January – March 2009 Soccer
Code Grade 5416-A Tue Dec 30 1st.-4th Gr 10:00am-12:30pm
5400 3rd & 4th 5416-B Tue Dec 30 5th-8th Gr. 1:30-4:00pm
5401 5th & 6th
5402 7th & 8th All Four Camps
5417-A M/Tu Dec 22,23,29,30 1st-4th Gr. 10:00am-12:30pm
BOYS LEAGUE 5417-B M/Tu Dec 22,23,29,30 5th-8th Gr. 1:30-4:00pm
January – March 2009
Code Grade Registration Deadline: Dec. 15 or Dec. 22, 2008
5403 3rd & 4th
5404 5th & 6th
5405 7th & 8th
LET IT FLY FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Are you ready for some football? Here is your opportunity! Put
your cleats on and get ready for hail marys and big defensive stops.
Teams will be coached/lead by Medinah Park District staff mem-
bers. The first three weeks will be for coaching/instruction followed
by three weeks of games.
Would be wizards are guaranteed to have a great time in this class Location: Thorndale Recreation Center-Ball Fields
as they learn fascinating tricks from a professional magician! Amaze Instructor: Medinah Park District Staff
friends & family with mind reading and tricks using playing cards, Fee: $48(R)/$58(NR)
ropes & coins! And don’t worry, although the tricks are really con- Min/Max: 14/28
vincing, they are easy to learn and anyone can look like a pro in no Age: 5th – 8th Graders
time! Children are grouped by age and always learn tricks that are
age appropriate. Additionally, you can sign up again and again, Code Day Date Time
brand new tricks are taught each session! 5406 Wed Sep 17-Oct 22 5:00-7:00pm
Location: Itasca Recreation Center – Iris A Registration Deadline: September 10
350 E. Irving Park Road, Itasca
Instructor: Gary Kantor
Fee: $18(R) / $27(NR) Min/Max: 5/30
Age: 5-12yrs Say Cheese
Photographs and videos are periodically taken of people
participating in Park District programs and activities. All
Code Day Date Time
persons registering for Park District programs/activities or
5436-A Tue Oct 21 5:15-6:10pm using Park District property thereby agree that any photograph
5436-B Wed Dec 17 6:45-7:40pm or videotape taken by the Park District may be used by the
Park District for promotional purposes including its promotional
videotapes, brochures, fliers, website promotions and other
publications without additional, prior notice or permission and
without compensation to the participant.
12 Medinah Park District
SHOTOKAN KARATE SHOTOKAN KARATE (continued)
Through a variety of activities, children and adults will develop co-
ordination and personal safety skills in a well-supervised setting. Location: Community Center (3rd floor)
All classes are taught by instructors of the Illinois Shotokan Karate 1919 Walnut Street, Hanover Park, IL
Club under the direction of John DiPasquale, four time National
Champion, former U.S. Karate National Coach and National Fac- Day Date Fee
ulty Member of ACEP. Wed Sep 3-Dec 10 $ 122/$167*
Location: Community Recreation Center Pre-Karate (5-7 years)
505 N. Springinsguth, Schaumburg, IL Code Time Level
5409-A 4:00-4:45pm Beginner/Continuer
Day Date Fee 5409-B 4:50-5:35pm Inter/Adv. (2 or more sessions)
Tues Sep 9-Dec 16 $122/$167*
Youth (7-14 years)
Pre Karate (5-7 years) Code Time Level
Code Time Level 5409-C 5:40-6:35pm Beg./Cont. (White-Orange)
5407-A 4:00-4:45pm Beginner/Continuer 5409-D 6:35-7:30pm Intermediate (Yellow-Green belts)
5407-B 4:50-5:35pm Inter/Adv. (Stripe belts & Up) 5409-E 7:35-8:35pm Advanced (Purple Belt & Up)
Youth (7-14 years) Adult (High School and older)
Code Time Level Code Time Level
5407-C 5:40-6:30pm Beginner/Cont. (White Belt) 5409-F 8:35-9:35pm Beg./Cont. (White-Yellow)
5407-D 6:30-7:25pm Novice (Orange-Blue belt) 5409-G *8:35-10:00pm Inter/Adv. (Blue belt & up)
5407-E 7:30-8:30pm Inter/Adv. (Green belts & up)
Note: Beginning students will not be permitted to register into the
Adult (High School and older) current session after the second class has met. Registration for
Code Time Level Continuers through Advanced students will be accepted after the
5407-F 8:35-9:35pm Beginner/Cont. (White-Yellow belt) start date, but full class fee will be required.
5407-G *8:35-10:00pm Inter/Adv. (Blue belt & up)
Special Note: Uniforms and Belt testing are options available
through the ISKC instructor.
Location: Meineke Recreation Center
220 E. Weathersfield Way, Schaumburg, IL
DAY DATE FEE
Sat Sep 6-Dec 20 $122/167* PEE WEE TAE KWON-DO
(9/6/08 Youth/Adult classes only will meet at Jane Tae Kwon-Do is a martial art emphasizing improved physical well
Adams Jr. High) being and positive mental health. Tae Kwon-Do is one of the most
challenging of the martial arts and the classes stress good flexibil-
Pre-Karate (5-7 years) ity, speed and strength. Students can expect an aerobic workout
Code Time Level and a well disciplined, strict environment. New students need to
5408-A 2:45-3:30pm Beginner/ Continuer contact the Medinah Park District prior to attending the first class.
5408-B 3:35-4:20pm Intermediate/Advanced Classes meet multiple times/week.
Youth (8-14 years) Location: Thorndale Recreation Center
Code Time Level Instructor: Jeff Sjodin
5408-C 1:30-2:30pm Beginner/Continuer (White belts) Fee: $47/month(R)/$57/month(NR)
5408-D 2:30-3:30pm Novice (Orange-Yellow belts) Age: 7-12 years
5408-E 3:30-4:30pm Intermediate (Blue-Green belt) Min/Max: 3/15
5408-F *4:30-6:00pm Advanced (Purple-Black belt)
Adult & Parent/Child (Children 8-14 yrs.) # Fee is per person 5410-A Sep 3-29 (No class 9/1)
Code Time Level 5410-B Oct 1-31
5408-G #1:30-2:30pm Beginner/Continuer (White belts) 5410-C Nov 1-29 (No class 11/28)
5408-H #2:30-3:30pm Novice (Orange-Yellow belts) 5410-D Dec 1-31 (No class 12/24, 31)
5408-I #3:30-4:30pm Intermediate (Blue-Green belt)
5408-J *#4:30-6:00pm Advanced (Purple-Black belt) Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Look for your Winter/Spring, 2009 10:00am-12:00pm
program guide to be delivered the
week of November 24, 2008.
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MEDINAH PARK DISTRICT DANCE PROGRAM
The Medinah Park District’s youth dance Location: Thorndale Recreation Center – Dance Room
program offers a wide variety of classes at Instructors: Lori DeLascio, Kimberly Ford
various levels for children. Classes are of-
fered in ballet, tap, jazz and hip hop dance.
Our instruction staff have years of experi- Dates:
ence teaching all types of dance and bring Tuesdays: September 16, 2008 – April 14, 2009
a sound, upbeat and fun style of learning to
our classes. Wednesdays: September 17, 2008 – April 15, 2009
Thursdays: September 18, 2008 – April 16, 2009
This eight month dance program will culmi-
nate with our 15th annual Dance Recital in
April, 2009. Children enrolled in dance will No Class: Nov. 26, 27; Dec. 22 - Jan. 3; Mar. 30 - Apr. 3
have the opportunity to participate in the
recital. Costume ordering will take place in
December, 2008. Dancers must be enrolled
in the entire eight month program to be in
CLASS LEVELS Pre-requisites
the recital. Appropriate dance shoes and Preschool Dance No previous dance experience required (3-5 yrs)
attire are required for each type of class.
Beginning No previous dance experience required (4-6 yrs)
Level I (Adv/Beg) Beginning Dance or equivalent
(Minimum 7 yrs. old +)
Instruction Staff Level II (Intermediate) Level I or equivalent (Minimum 9 yrs. old +)
Level III (Int/Adv) Level II or equivalent (Minimum 11 yrs. old +)
LORI DELASCIO Dance Company (Int/Adv) Must have Level II dance ability and familiarity
Lori graduated in 1990 with a B.A. in the-
with tap (8-14 yrs. old)
atre dance from Northern Illinois University.
Her studies include classical ballet, mod-
ern, Spanish dance, jazz, tap and musical • Dancers must meet age and training requirements for each class.
theatre. Lori discovered her passion for • Dancers must be appropriate age by September 1, 2008 or have
dance education while instructing dance for instruction staff approval.
8 years at the Blackberry School of Ballet
• The instruction staff may move students to appropriate classes as
in Elburn, IL and as Orchesis Director at
Schaumburg High School. Performances necessary.
include work with the Pheasant Run Dinner
Theatre in St. Charles and the Los
Preferidos Spanish Dance Company in
Evanston. She is anxious to share her tal-
ents and commitment to dance by enhanc-
ing the lives of young children.
Kim Ford, starting her 3rd year with the
Medinah Park District dance program, has
studied many areas of dance including bal-
let, tap, jazz, hip-hop, clogging and lyrical
and has competed on both the regional and
national levels. Kim was a member of the
Bartlett High School varsity dance team and
just completed her first season as a mem-
ber of the Dance Team of the Chicago
Slaughter, a professional indoor football
team. Kim has also taught dance at the
Hanover Park Park District for the past three
years and is excited to share her talents with
the Medinah Park District dance students.
14 Medinah Park District
TECHNIQUE CLASS DESCRIP-
T I O N S
Twinkle Toes– (3 & 4 years) Ballet basics
and creative movement will be the focus.
Rhythm, coordination and performance
skills will be developed. Pom pons, batons
and scarves will be used during class. Stu-
dents should wear leotard, tights and ballet
shoes. All dancers must be toilet trained
before starting class.
Ballet –Instruction in classical ballet. Class
includes barre work, floor work and ballet
combinations set to classical ballet music.
Tap –. The tap steps will be built into com-
binations. Combinations will include turns,
movement across the floor and speed, clar-
ity and sound.
Jazz – Emphasis on jazz technique. Danc-
ers will work on fun combinations set to
Hip hop – Students will learn the latest new
dance moves as this style allows the body
to move freely and funky.
Min/ Medinah Dance Company—The Dance
Code Tuesday Age Time R/NR Fee Max Staff Company members will participate in a com-
5411-A Twinkle Toes 3-5 11:15-12:00pm $159/$169 6/8 Lori petitive dance program and have more per-
5411-B Beg. Tap/Ballet 4-6 12:05-12:50pm $159/$169 6/8 Lori formance opportunities. The Company will
5411-C Beg. Tap/Jazz 4-6 12:55-1:40pm $159/$169 6/8 Lori prepare for the Recital’s opening/closing
5411-D Medinah Dance Co. 8-14 6:00-7:15pm $189/$199* 6/16 Kim dances, attend at least one regional com-
petition to compete with other dance pro-
Min/ grams and join in other possible no cost
Code Wednesday Age Time R/NR Fee Max Staff events throughout the year. The Dance
5411-E Twinkle Toes 3-5 10:35-11:20am $159/$169 6/8 Lori Company’s emphasis will be on perfor-
5411-F Beg. Tap/Ballet. 4-6 11:25-12:10pm $159/$169 6/8 Lori mances solely and a rewarding addition to
5411-G Tap/Jazz II 9+ 6:00-6:45pm $159/$169 6/12 Kim a technique dance class. (at left) Enroll-
5411-H Hip Hop/Jazz II 9+ 6:50-7:35pm $159/$169 6/12 Kim ment in a technique class is highly recom-
5411-I Hip Hop/Jazz III 11+ 7:40-8:25pm $159/$169 6/12 Kim mended.
Technique Combination Classes will touch
Min/ on each dance style.
Code Thursday Age Time R/NR Fee Max Staff
5411-J Beg. Tap/Jazz 4-6 4:10-4:55pm $159/$169 6/8 Lori
5411-K Hip Hop/Jazz I 7+ 5:00-5:45pm $159/$169 6/16 Lori
5411-L Tap/Jazz I 7+ 5:50-6:35pm $159/$169 6/16 Lori
* Additional pro-
gram fees to off-
and extra oppor-
may apply based
Dance Dress Code
Ballet—Leotard, tights, ballet shoes, ballet skirt
(optional). Hair securely fastened in the back.
Tap/Jazz/Hip Hop—Form fitting dance attire, i.e. tions and fees
leotard, jazz pants, camisoles. No jeans or baggy (approx. $50)
sweat pants. Proper foot wear required. No gym may also be in-
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Location: Johnston Recreation Center, Bloomingdale Panda Bears (Formerly Petite Elites)
Instructor: Gymnastics Staff This class is for the more advanced junior gymnasts NOT in kinder-
garten. Panda Bears will place an emphasis on proper technique,
Min/Max: All gymnastics classes have a maximum strength, coordination and grace. Instructors consent is required
enrollment space of 3 students from Medinah. for this class.
Fee: $46(R)/$56(NR) – (5421-A)
Beanie Bears (Formerly Tumbling Teddys I) $49(R)/$59(NR) – (5421-B thru 5421-F)
This class is for the new 3-3 1/2 year olds to the gymnastics pro- Age: 4-5 years
gram. The Beanies will have fun by learning basic tumbling skills,
body awareness and gross motor skills. This is a pre-gymnastics
class for tots. Code Day Date Time
Fee: $38(R)/$48(NR) – (5418-A, 5418-E, 5418-F) 5421-A Mon Sep 8-Oct 27 6:40-7:40pm
$41(R)/$51(NR) – (5418-B, 5418-C, 5418-D, 5421-B Tue Sep 9-Oct 28 12:15-1:15pm
5418-G, 5418-H) 5421-C Fri Sep 12-Oct 24 9:00-10:00am
Age: 3 years 5421-D Mon Nov 10-Jan 12 6:40-7:40pm
5421-E Tue Nov 11-Jan 13 12:15-1:15pm
Code Day Date Time 5421-F Fri Nov 14-Jan 23 9:00-10:00am
5418-A Mon Sep 8-Oct 27 11:00-11:30am
5418-B Mon Sep 8-Oct 27 6:00-6:30pm No Class: 10/13, 11/24, 11/25, 11/28, 12/22, 12/23, 12/26,
5418-C Thu Sep 11-Oct 30 12:15-12:45pm 12/29, 12/30, 1/02
5418-D Fri Sep 12-Oct 24 10:15-10:45am
5418-E Mon Nov 10-Jan 12 11:00-11:30am Grizzly Bears (New Class!)
5418-F Mon Nov 10-Jan 12 6:00-6:30pm Designed specifically for boys in mind. The Grizzly Bears will fea-
5418-G Thu Nov 13-Jan 22 12:15-12:45pm ture customized strength and conditioning instruction on the boy’s
5418-H Fri Nov 14-Jan 23 10:15-10:45am equipment.
No Class: 10/13, 11/24, 11/27, 11/28, 12/22, 12/25, 12/26, 12/29, Age: 4-5 years
Code Day Date Time
Teddy Bears (Formerly Tumbling Teddys II) 5422-A Tue Sep 9-Oct 28 9:00-10:15am
This class is for the 3 1/2 to almost 4 year olds new to the gymnas- 5422-B Thu Sep 11-Oct 30 1:30-2:45pm
tics program. The Teddy’s will have fun by learning basic tumbling 5422-C Tue Nov 11-Jan 13 9:00-10:15am
skills, body awareness, and gross motor skills. So come join the 5422-D Thu Nov 13-Jan 22 1:30-2:45pm
fun. This is a pre-gymnastics class for tots.
Fee: $41(R)/$51(NR) – (5419-A, 5419-E, 5419-F) No Class: 11/25, 11/27, 12/23, 12/25, 12/30, 1/01
$44(R)/$54(NR) – (5419-B, 5419-C, 5419-D,
5419-G, 5419-H) Kodiak Bears (Formerly Kindernastics I)
Age: 3 1/2 to almost 4 years This class is for gymnasts enrolled in kindergarten. The class places
an emphasis on proper technique, strength, coordination and grace.
Code Day Date Time Skills taught include: front and back rolls, cartwheels, round offs,
5419-A Mon Sep 8-Oct 27 12:10-12:50pm beam drills, jumps, pivot turns, pullovers and hip circles as well as
5419-B Tue Sep 9-Oct 28 6:00-6:40pm body awareness, turns and leaps.
5419-C Thu Sep 11-Oct 30 12:50-1:30pm Fee: $46(R)/$56(NR) – (5423-B, 5423-C)
5419-D Fri Sep 12-Oct 24 10:45-11:25am $49(R)/$59(NR) – (5423-A,5423-D,5423-E,5423-F)
5419-E Mon Nov 10-Jan 12 12:10-12:50pm Age: Kindergarten
5419-F Tue Nov 11-Jan 13 6:00-6:40pm
5419-G Thu Nov 13-Jan 22 12:50-1:30pm Code Day Date Time
5419-H Fri Nov 14-Jan 23 10:45-11:25am 5423-A Thu Sep 11-Oct 30 10:30-11:30am
5423-B Fri Sep 12-Oct 24 1:30-2:30pm
No Class: 10/13, 11/24, 11/25, 11/27, 11/28, 12/22, 12/23, 12/25, 5423-C Fri Sep 12-Oct 24 5:30-6:30pm
12/26, 12/29, 12/30, 1/01, 1/02 5423-D Thu Nov 13-Jan 22 10:30-11:30am
5423-E Fri Nov 14-Jan 23 1:30-2:30pm
Koala Bears (Formerly Little Flipsters) 5423-F Fri Nov 14-Jan 23 5:30-6:30pm
This is a pre-gymnastics program for kids who have not yet entered
kindergarten. The program emphasizes the development of gross No Class: 11/27, 11/28, 12/25, 12/26, 1/01, 1/02
motor skills and basic tumbling, balance beam, bars and vault skills.
Advancement to the next level will be based upon an individual
evaluation of the student’s coordination, strength, interest in gym- Polar Bears (Formerly Kindernastics II)
nastics and attention span within a group setting. To enroll in this class, a gymnast must pass skill evaluation. Knowl-
Fee: $47(R)/$57(NR) edge of all skills taught in Kodiak Bears is required. Skill goals
Age: 4-5 years include: handstand rolls, one-handed cartwheels, round-off re-
bounds, back bends, kick overs, all beam drills and bar require-
Code Day Date Time ments to include jumps, turns, squat mounts, pullovers, and swing-
5420-A Tue Sep 9-Oct 28 10:30-11:20am ing skills as well as dance jumps and leap series with variations.
5420-B Tue Sep 9-Oct 28 6:40-7:30pm Instructor consent is required.
5420-C Wed Sep 10-Oct 29 11:00-11:50am Fee: $76(R)/$86(NR)
5420-D Fri Sep 12-Oct 24 12:30-1:20pm Age: Kindergarten
5420-E Sat Sep 13-Nov 4 11:00-11:50am
5420-F Tue Nov 11-Jan 13 10:30-11:20am Code Day Date Time
5420-G Tue Nov 11-Jan 13 6:40-7:30pm 5424-A Tue Sep 9-Oct 28 1:15-2:45pm
5420-H Wed Nov 12-Jan 21 11:00-11:50am 5424-B Thu Sep 11-Oct 30 9:00-10:30am
5420-I Fri Nov 14-Jan 23 12:30-1:20pm 5424-C Tue Nov 11-Jan 13 1:15-2:45pm
5420-J Sat Nov 15-Jan 24 11:00-11:50am 5424-D Thu Nov 13-Jan 22 9:00-10:30am
No Class: 11/24, 11/25, 11/28, 11/29, 12/20, 12/23, 12/24, 12/26, No Class: 11/25, 11/27, 12/25, 12/30, 1/01
12/27, 12/30, 12/31, 1/02, 1/03
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Beginners I Beginners
Beginners I places an emphasis on proper technique, strength, Enrollment in this class is based upon a skill evaluation test and
coordination and grace. Skills taught at this level include -Tum- instructor consent is required. Skill goals include: Handstand
bling: front and back rolls, cartwheels and round offs - Beam: beam rolls, back extension rolls, round-off rebounds, walkovers, front lim-
drills, jumps, pivot turns and handstands - Bars: strength, pullovers, bers, starting flip-flops, squat mounts, toe turn, tuck jump, hand
hip circles and swings – Dance: body awareness, jumps, turns and stands, round-off dismounts, cartwheels, pullovers, hip circles, sole
leaps. circle dismounts, mill circle, squat-ons and pendulum swings.
Fee: $67(R)/$77(NR) Fee: $98(R)/$108(NR) – (5428-A)
Age: 1st–8th grade $104(R)/$114(NR) – (5428-B, 5429-A)
$80(R)/$90(NR) – (5429-B)
Code Day Date Time Age: 1st-8th grade
5425-A Tue Sep 9-Oct 28 4:30-5:45pm
5425-B Wed Sep 10-Oct 29 4:00-5:15pm Code Day Date Time
5425-C Tue Nov 11-Jan 13 4:30-5:45pm 5428-A Mon/Wed Sep 8-Oct 28 4:00-5:30pm
5425-D Wed Nov 12-Jan 21 4:00-5:15pm 5428-B Mon/Wed Nov 10-Jan 20 4:00-5:30pm
5429-A Mon/Sat Sep 8-Nov 4 4:00-5:30pm (Mon)
No Class: 11/25, 11/26, 12/23, 12/24, 12/30, 12/31 10:30am-12:30pm (Sat)
5429-B Mon/Sat Nov 10-Jan 24 4:00-5:30pm (Mon)
Beginners I / II 10:30am-12:30pm (Sat)
This class is a combination of both Beginners I & Beginners II. The
gymnast will work on both levels depending upon the ability of the No Class: 10/13, 11/24, 11/26, 11/29, 12/22, 12/24, 12/27, 12/29,
gymnast. Instructor consent is required. 12/31, 1/03
Fee: $80(R)/$90(NR) Intermediates
Age: 1st-8th grade To enroll in this class, the gymnast MUST pass a skill evaluation.
Skill goals: Floor – Pirouette, back extensions, round-off rebounds,
Code Day Date Time back walk-overs, back limbers, front walkovers, flip-flops. Beam –
5426-A Thu Sep 11-Oct 30 4:00-5:30pm squat mounts, full toe turns, double jumps, handstands, round-off
5426-B Sat Sep 13-Nov 4 9:00-10:30am dismounts, cartwheels, leaps. Bars – Glide Kips, front hip circles,
5426-C Thu Nov 13-Jan 22 4:00-5:30pm casting drills, squat-ons, counter swings. Instructor consent is
5426-D Sat Nov 15-Jan 24 9:00-10:30am required.
No Class: 11/27, 11/29, 12/25, 12/27, 1/03 Fee: $130(R)/$140(NR)
Age: 1st-8th grade
To enroll in this class, gymnast must pass a skill evaluation and Code Day Date Time
instructor consent is required. Skill goals include handstand 5431-A Tue/Sat Sep 9-Nov 4 4:00-6:00pm (Tue)
rolls, one-handed cartwheels, round off rebounds, back bends, beam 10:30am-12:30pm (Sat)
drills, squat mounts, pullovers, hip circles and swinging skills. 5431-B Tue/Sat Nov 11-Jan 24 4:00-6:00pm (Tues)
Fee: $80(R)/$90(NR) 5430-A Tue/Thu Sep 9-Oct 28 4:00-6:00pm
Age: 1st –8th grade 5430-B Tue/Thu Nov 11-Jan 22 4:00-6:00pm
Code Day Date Time No Class: 11/25, 11/27, 11/29, 12/23, 12/25, 12/27, 12/30, 1/01,
5427-A Tue Sep 9-Oct 28 4:00-5:30pm 1/03
5427-B Tue Nov 11-Jan 20 4:00-5:30pm
Flip Flop Clinic
No Class: 11/25, 12/23, 12/30 Do you want to improve your tumbling for cheerleading? This is the
class for you. You will be working through the basic progressions of
tumbling skills to get you ready for more of the advanced tumbling
Age: 3rd–8th grades
Code Day Date Time
5432-A Wed Sep 10-Oct 29 4:45-5:30pm
Girls : Leotard, biker shorts or Unitard (no straps, zip-
5432-B Wed Nov 12-Jan 21 4:45-5:30pm
pers or belts)
Boys: Shorts & t-shirt / tank top (no street clothes)
No Class: 11/26, 12/24, 12/31
Children must be appropriate age and toilet trained by
the first day of class. The gymnastics coaches reserve
the right to place gymnasts into the class best suited to
their abilities. If the gymnastics coach feels your child has
been placed in the wrong class, he or she will notify you of
the necessary change.
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Code Level Session Time Age Min/Max
ADDISON PARK DISTRICT CLUB FITNESS
SWIM LESSON PROGRAM 5412-A 1 1 12:00-12:30 3-7 1/5
Through a new cooperative arrangement with the Addison Park 5412-B 2 1 1:35-2:05 4-10 1/5
District’s Club Fitness facility at their Centennial Park location, the 5412-C 3 1 2:15-2:45 5 & up 1/6
Medinah Park District is able to offer swim lessons and junior mem- 5412-D 4 1 2:15-3:00 6 & up 1/7
bership benefits for children age 3-14 years. Classes range from 5412-E 5 1 1:30-2:15 7 & up 1/7
30-45 minutes in length and you can choose from a number of 5412-F 6 1 12:50-1:35 8 & up 1/7
sessions throughout the autumn and early winter seasons. 5412-G 1 2 12:00-12:30 3-7 1/5
5412-H 2 2 1:35-2:05 4-10 1/5
Initial swim lesson registration includes a 1-year Club Fitness Jun- 5412-I 3 2 2:15-2:45 5 & up 1/6
ior Membership and the initial swim lesson fee is included in the 5412-J 4 2 2:15-3:00 6 & up 1/7
cost of the annual Club Fitness Junior Membership. As a Club 5412-K 5 2 1:30-2:15 7 & up 1/7
Fitness member, an individual may then take as many swim lesson 5412-L 6 2 12:50-1:35 8 & up 1/7
sessions as they wish at the lower lesson rate (see lesson rates 5412-M 1 3 12:00-12:30 3-7 1/5
below). Club Fitness Junior Membership benefits include: 5412-N 2 3 1:35-2:05 4-10 1/5
5412-O 3 3 2:15-2:45 5 & up 1/6
• Discounts on all swim lessons and other youth aqua 5412-P 4 3 2:15-3:00 6 & up 1/7
programs. 5412-Q 5 3 1:30-2:15 7 & up 1/7
• Discounts on all youth fitness programs at Club 5412-R 6 3 12:50-1:35 8 & up 1/7
• Free family open swimming at Club Fitness Level Descriptions
(scheduled 2x per week). Level 1 – (Recommended ages 3-7)
• Discounts on youth personal training. Focusing on enjoyment and safety, participants are introduced to
• Free use of Club Fitness towels. the water. Swimmers will be encouraged to enter the water on
• Use of Club Fitness locker rooms which are reserved their own and move away from the side with basic locomotion and
for members only. supported flotation skills.
Level 2 – (Recommended ages 4-10)
SWIM LESSON PROGRAM With continued safety issues discussed, this level is designed to
All swim lesson registrations take place at the Medinah Park District’s progress the swimmer to unsupported floating, gliding and breath-
Thorndale Recreation Center. Initial swim lesson registration in- ing skills. Students should be able to jump in ‘hands free’ and feel
cludes a Junior Membership in Club Fitness at a total cost of $75.00. comfortable with their face in the water.
Future swim lesson registrations will run at a significantly lower rate Level 3 – (Recommended ages 5 & up)
within the membership year (see lesson rates below) provided a
Rhythmic breathing and improvement of stroke technique for front
child is registered and is issued and shows a Club Fitness mem-
and back crawl are the focus of this level. Swimmers must be
bership card. Membership cards (with photo) will be issued on the able to swim away from the pool’s edge for a short distance.
first day of class at Club Fitness.
Level 4 – (Recommended ages 6 & up)
Location: Centennial Recreation Center Club Fitness Improving skill competency is emphasized at this level. Deeper
1776 W. Centennial Place, Addison water work, treading water work and endurance are introduced.
Ages: 3-14 years Swimmers must be able to swim the length of the pool.
Day: Saturdays Level 5 – (Recommended ages 7 & up)
Fees: $37(R)/$55(NR) – (Levels 1-3) * This level focuses on technical review of front and back crawl and
$45(R)/$63(NR) – (Levels 4-6) * elementary backstroke. Endurance is stressed. Swimmers must
be able to perform all of the main strokes, except for the butterfly
*First session of lessons costs $75.00 and includes stroke.
Club Fitness Junior Membership. Additional lesson Level 6 – (Recommended ages 8 & up)
fees are listed above.
The main objective of this course is to fine tune all of the strokes.
Dates: Session 1 – (Sept 6-Oct 11) Swimmers will also be conditioned and prepared for competitive
Session 2 – (Oct 18-Nov 22) swimming. Swimmers must be able to perform all of the strokes
Session 3 – (Dec 6-Jan 17) - No class December 27 fluidly.
Swim Lesson General Information
Swim Testing Dates:
September 3, 2008 5:00-5:30pm (Session 1) Student Instruction: Swim students need to be 5 minutes early to
October 11, 2008 6:15-6:45pm (Session 2) each class. Please show up at least 20 minutes prior to your first
class to take your photo for your membership card.
November 22, 2008 6:15-6:45pm (Session 3)
Observation: As a courtesy to the instructors, parents are not
Attendance at a swim testing date is highly encouraged for new allowed on the swimming deck area. Parents are reminded that
participants. Participants should register first. If a student has to this is a continuous program and each child will develop at his/her
be moved into another skill level, a spot is guaranteed for them. own rate.
Age: Recommended ages shown are used as a general guide-
Refund Policy: The Addison Park District’s policy for lessons does
not accept refund, transfers, or letters of credit after the 2nd day of
class. There will be no make up lessons for cancelled classes.
The Medinah Park District will honor this policy.
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ICE SKATING AND ICE HOCKEY LESSONS MEDINAH TEEN SCENE
Center Ice of DuPage-Skating School offers a comprehensive in- One Friday Night each month, 6th-8th grade students will take over
structional ice skating program, varying in abilities from beginners the Medinah Park District’s Thorndale Recreation Center. Activities
to advanced, ages 3 to adults, in a well lighted, state-of-the-art fa- include basketball, volleyball, music-live DJ, and dancing. Pack-
cility. Our instructional ice skating classes feature a controlled stu- aged concessions will be available for purchase. Parents must en-
dent to teach ratio, free practice times, a free public skate/skate ter the building to sign participants in and out. Participants must
rental pass and bring a friend pass. All children registering for any pay at the door. Dress and conduct codes will be enforced.
of the hockey classes will receive one complimentary jersey per
year. All instructors are members of PSA (Professional Skaters Age: 6th – 8th Grade
Association) and/or the ISI. Fee: $5.00
Dates: September 19
Location: Center Ice of DuPage, 1N450 Highland Ave., October 17 (costume night)
Glen Ellyn November 21
Fees: Range from $111.00 to $145.00/session depending December 19
Classes: Held on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays Day Time
Please contact the Medinah Park District for specific Friday 7:30-10:00pm
class offerings, skill levels, class times and registra-
Fall session #1: Week of August 26 – October 18
THE “ULTIMATE” FRISBEE CLASS
Code: 5433-A Ice Skating Ever seen a group of people playing Ultimate Frisbee and wanted
5433-B Hockey to join, but just didn’t quite know how to play? Ever wonder how
Fall session #2: Week of October 21 – December 20 they throw the Frisbee accurately, even from such strange angles?
Code: 5434-A Ice Skating Well, now is your chance to learn! Ultimate Frisbee is a great sport
5434-B Hockey that combines skills from several sports and also provides a great
cardiovascular workout. This class will cover throwing techniques,
rules of the game, strategy, and effective drills for honing your skills.
No Class: November 1, 25, and 27 Frisbees will be provided for class use.
Location: Thorndale Recreation Center/Park
Instructor: Medinah Park District Staff
Fee: $18(R) / $27R) Min/Max: 6/12
Code Day Date Time
5600 Tue Aug 26-Sept 30 5:30-6:30pm
KIDS ON CANVAS
A unique art program offered by Abrakadoodle that teaches chil-
dren ages 4-10 about painting on a variety of canvas surfaces with
acrylics. Canvas paper, canvas board and stretched canvas will be
used while exploring the versatile medium—acrylics. Master artists
will be introduced along with vocabulary and technique. Students
will take home 4 acrylic works of art. If you love to paint, this is the
class for you!
CREATE A CLASS
Location: Itasca Park District Do you have an idea for a class or program you would
Instructor: Abrakadoodle Staff like to see offered by the Medinah Park District? Better yet,
Fee: $80(R)/$90(NR) Min/Max: 4/10 do you have a special interest or talent you would like to
Age: 4-6 years old (*) share with others? The Medinah Park District is looking for
7-10 years old (**) new program ideas and local ‘hidden’ talent to teach or lead
various recreational classes. We are always looking for new
Code Day Date Time instructors with creative ideas. If you have a particular interest
5435-A Fri Sep 19-Oct 10 4:00-5:00pm* or talent and are willing to lead activities, please contact Bruce
5435-B Fri Oct 31-Nov 21 4:00-5:00pm* Baum by phone at 630-893-2560 or by email at
5435-C Fri Sep 19-Oct 10 5:15-6:15pm** firstname.lastname@example.org.
5435-D Fri Oct 31-Nov 21 5:15-6:15pm**
We Love Parents, however....
With your child’s best interest in mind, parents are asked not to attend their child’s class unless invited by the instructor. We have
found that the quality of instruction has often been affected by parent and/or sibling distractions, interruptions and various other
concerns during class time. It is of equal importance that children have quality leisure time with their peers. Our instructors welcome
the opportunity to discuss a registrant’s progress with parents before or after class, time permitting. Thank you for your cooperation.
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INTRODUCTION TO BASIC WATERCOLORS
This new class offering will introduce students to the basic funda-
mentals of using watercolors as an art medium. Each participant
will learn to use the color wheel and how to paint a variety of pic-
tures provided by our instructor. No experience in required. A sup-
ply list is available at the Thorndale Recreation Center’s front desk.
Cost of supplies (approximately $60) is not included in the registra-
tion cost. Registration deadline is Sept. 12.
Location: Thorndale Recreation Center – Arts & Crafts Room
Instructor: Jack Sartain
Age: 16 years and older Learn what it takes to make you and your dog a great team!! Join
Min/Max: 5/12 fellow puppy owners in group training classes instructed by Linda
Wallenberg, a certified private instructor by Animal Behavior & Train-
Code Day Date Time ing Associates, Inc. All dogs enrolled must be wearing
5712 Wed Sep 17-Nov 5 7:00-9:00pm a well fitted buckle collar with ID tags, have a 6’ leash in
good condition and have all necessary shots to begin
class. A copy of vaccination papers are required at reg-
istration or on the first evening of class. Please bring
paper towels and baggies in case of accidents. The
first class session is for orientation and problem solving
for the handlers. Do not bring your dog to the first class on
September 17. Bring treats for your dog as positive training meth-
ods will be used.
This class is for puppies age 10 weeks to 5 months or dogs need-
ing socialization. We will cover all puppy issues such as nipping,
jumping, biting, barking, chewing, housebreaking and so-
cialization. You and your puppy will be introduced to basic
WONDERFUL WARDROBE WORKSHOP obedience skills and your puppy will earn a graduation
Do you find yourself looking into a closet full of clothes and still certificate.
saying “I can’t find anything to wear?” Fashion consultants Eliza-
beth Threadgill and Mary Ann Lehman will teach you the secrets of Location: Thorndale Recreation Center - Gymnasium
sizing, fit, shape, fabric selection, coordination, and accessorizing Instructor: Linda Wallenberg
that will make your wardrobe work for you! Learn how to select and Fee: $89(R)/$99(NR)
put together outfits that work for your individual body type and Handler Age: Adults (18+) Min/Max: 3/12 dogs
lifestyle. Transforming your wardrobe could transform your life. Code Day Date Time
When you know you look good, you feel great! 5701 Wed Sep 17-Oct 29 6:30-7:30 pm
Location: Roselle Park District – Clauss Recreation Center CANINE GOOD CITIZENSHIP CERTIFICATION
Instructor: Elizabeth Threadgill, Mary Ann Lehman PROGRAM
Fee: $25(R)/$35(NR) Show off your dog’s good behavior in public by taking this AKC
Age: Adults Canine Good Citizen certification program and conclude the pro-
Min/Max: 2/5 gram with an optional test for the skills learned. This
program will earn your dog the CGC certification
Code Day Date Time showing it is mannerly in public with people and other
5711 Sat Nov 8 10:00 am-12:30 pm dogs, by passing the 10 step program. Take the
class and test with Linda Wallenberg, who is a
certified CGC evaluator of this AKC program. Par-
CERAMICS ticipants may register for the class without being
Welcome back to this popular class! Create your own gifts and/or obligated to taking the test or you may take only the
household items. Ongoing work projects carry over from session test if your dog has previous obedience training.
to session while new opportunities exist each session as well. Be-
Location: Thorndale Recreation Center - Gymnasium
ginner and experienced students are welcome. Registration fee
Instructor: Linda Wallenberg
does not include supply costs.
Fee: $130(R)/$140(NR) - class
Location: Thorndale Recreation Center - Arts & Crafts Room $10(R)/$15(NR) - test
Instructor: Pat Sibigtroth Handler Age: Adults (18+) Min/Max: 3/12 dogs
Fee: $39(R)/$49(NR) Min/Max: 8/12
Age: 18 years and older Code Day Date Time
5702 Wed Sep 17-Nov 12 7:45-8:45 pm (class)
Code Day Date Time 5703 Wed Nov. 19 7:45-8:45 pm (test)
5700-A Tue Sep 2-Oct 21 7:30-9:30pm
5700-B Tue Oct 28-Dec 16 7:30-9:30pm
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This fun, high energy class will combine cardio and strength train-
ing through the use of weights, stability balls, bands and more.
This workout, led by a certified personal trainer, will raise your heart
rate using interval training to burn calories while having fun work-
ing out with a group.
Location: Thorndale Recreation Center – Fitness Room
Instructor: Diane Schrager
Age: 18 years and older
Code Day Date Time A TASTE OF LATIN AND BALLROOM DANCE
5713 Wed, Fri Sep 17-Oct 24 9:00am Will you be the next participant in Dancing with the Stars? Discover
the wonderful world of Ballroom and Latin dancing in this introduc-
tory course. Improve your skills, learn new steps and how to lead
MEN’S ADULT BASKETBALL LEAGUE and follow. You will have fun dancing the Waltz, Cha Cha, Fox Trot,
This Sunday morning slow break league plays a round robin sea- Swing and Rhumba with just a few hours of enjoyable instruction.
son, followed by a single elimination tournament for the top four Couples are recommended but not necessary and couples will not
teams in the league. The league runs by IHSA rules with licensed rotate partners. Singles are not guaranteed a partner. Please wear
officials. A captain’s meeting will take place on Thursday, Novem- comfortable clothing and shoes.
ber 6, 2008 at 6:30 pm at the Thorndale Recreation Center.
Location: Wood Dale Recreation Complex
Location: Thorndale Recreation Center - gym 111 E. Foster Avenue, Wood Dale
Fee: $390/team + $5/NR player Instructor: Dance Techs, Inc.
Age: 18 years and older Fee: $42(R)single/$52(NR)single Min/Max: 8/30
Min/Max: 4/8 teams Ages: 16 years and older
Code Day Date Time
5710 Sun Nov 16-Feb 15 10:00am -1:00pm Code Day Date Time
(no games: 11/30, 12/28, 1/4) 5707 Fri Oct 3-Oct 24 7:30-9:00pm
MEDINAH PARK DISTRICT Looking for an exciting and fun way to tone and sculpture your body?
GIFT CERTIFICATES Here is your chance. Salsa, Cha Cha, Merengue, hip rolls and
Give the gift of recreation! Gift certificates are now available shimmies – put it all together with high energy Latin and interna-
for purchase at the Thorndale Recreation Center. Certificates tional music and you’ve got Zumba. This dance and fitness based
can be priced at any increment. This is the perfect gift for that workout is fun, effective and easy to follow. It is a “feel good” work-
“hard to buy for” person. out like no other that is great for the body and mind. Our master
instructor will guide you through a series of unique moves and com-
Look for your Winter/Spring, 2009 program guide to be deliv- binations providing you with a dynamic interval style workout. No
ered the week of November 24, 2008. dance experience is necessary and all fitness levels are welcome.
Come join in on the Zumba party ! Drop in rate is $9.00 per class.
Location: Johnston Recreation Center – Aerobics Room
172 S. Circle Avenue, Bloomingdale
Instructor: Lora Kozur Troesken
WALKING CLUB Age: 16 years and older
Put on your walking shoes and join us as we walk the walk! This is Fee: $50(R)/$60(NR)
a great way to socialize, motivate each other and exercise all at Min/Max: 1/3
one time. Pedometers will be used to track our steps and miles.
Walking route maps will be available or make your own. We will Code Day Date Time
meet at the Thorndale Recreation Center. 5708-A Tue Sep 9-Oct 14 6:00-7:00pm
5708-B Tue Nov 4-Dec 9 6:00-7:00pm
Location: Thorndale Recreation Center
Fee: $10(R)/$15(NR) Min/Max: 4/15
Age: 18 yrs. and older
Code Day Date Time Register Early
5716-A Mon/Thu Sep 22-Oct 29 9:30am
5716-B Mon/Thu Sep 22-Oct 29 5:15pm Nothing kills a class quicker than low registration! Classes that
do not meet minimum registration requirements one week prior
Registration Deadline: September 12 to the program start date will be cancelled. Please help us by
not waiting until the last minute to register.
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POWER COOKING SHOW FIND THE CLOWN IN YOU
Do you need more time to prepare dinners? Are you running out of Is everybody always calling you a ‘clown’? Here is the chance to
ideas for great family meals? How about 3 meals in 45 minutes! A find the clown in you. This is a comprehensive class to learn all the
Pampered Chef Consultant will demonstrate just that. Come and basic clown skills and the “Business of Clowning” taught by 2 award
join us for some Power Cooking. Each code session is the same winning professional clowns. We will cover make-up, costuming
class. (on a budget) and character development as well as basic balloons,
face painting, performance skills and fun clown magic for birthday
Location: Thorndale Recreation Center- Arts/Crafts Room parties and other events. All the knowledge and resources you will
Instructor: Julie Walter need for a fun-filled hobby or as a new business venture! Come
Fee: $8(R)/$12(NR) clown around with us !! The final class will be a small clown show
Age: 18 yrs & older open to friends, family and the public. All supplies are provided
Min/Max: 6/12 with exception of optional beginner make-up kit ($10).
Code Day Date Time Location: Thorndale Recreation Center – Arts Room
5715-A Thu Sep 25 9:15-10:45am Instructor: Pam Mitchell & Lori Jacobs
5715-B Thu Sep 25 1:15-2:45pm Fee: $65(R)/$75(NR)
5715-C Fri Sep 26 9:15-10:45am Age: 15 years and older
5715-D Fri Sep 26 1:00-2:30pm Min/Max: 4/12
Registration Deadline: September 18, 2008 Code Day Date Time
5714 Mon Sep 22-Nov 10 7:00-8:30pm
Registration Deadline: September 17, 2008
GARDENING AND HORTICULTURE – FALL SERIES
The Medinah Park District, in conjunction with Platt Hill Nursery in Bloomingdale, brings you this exciting
new series of gardening and horticulture seminars before you put your garden to bed this fall. The
professional horticulturists at Platt Hill will provide you with innovative tips and tricks of the trade about
the subject titles below. These seminars provide a great opportunity to learn new skills or simply brush
up on your understanding of gardening and yard care. Sign up for all 3 series titles and save!!
Registration deadlines are 1 week prior to class date.
Location: Thorndale Recreation Center
Instructor: Sandy Peracas – Platt Hill Nursery
Fee: $4(R)/$6(NR) – each class
$10(R)/$15(NR) – all three classes
Age: 18 years and older
Code Day Date Time
Planting & Pruning of Trees and Shrubs
5704-A Wed Sep 24 7:00-8:00pm
Winterizing your Pond
5704-B Wed Oct 8 7:00-8:00pm
Basic Landscape Design
5704-C Wed Oct 22 7:00-8:00pm
5704-D Register for all 3 classes
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It’s Hatha Yoga for all levels! The perfect fitness program resulting
in overall improvement in your physical, emotional and spiritual well-
being. You’ll learn to relax your mind and body through proper
breathing practices, Yoga postures, deep relaxation and medita-
tion techniques. Emphasis is placed on gentle stretching, strength-
ening, and balancing exercises. You’ll gain the added benefits of
improved concentration and stress reduction which is so important
for today’s lifestyle! Please bring a large bath towel or mat to class.
Comfortable clothing is requested.
Location: Clauss Recreation Center – Sycamore Room
555 W. Bryn Mawr, Roselle
Instructor: Karol Kuehn (certified instructor)
Fee: $59(R)/$69(NR) – (5709-A,5709-B,5709-C,5709-F)
$50(R)/$60(NR) – (5709-D)
$41(R)/$51(NR) – (5709-E)
PILATES Age: 16 years and older
Pilates is mat-work designed for everyone; young, old, athletic or Min/Max: 1/4
sedentary. Come enjoy a non-impact, safe and effective exercise.
Pilates will strengthen muscles as well as improve flexibility, bal- Code Day Date Time
ance and posture. Watch your body tone and re-form with each 5709-A Wed Sep 10-Oct 15 7:00-8:00pm
class. Your mind and body will love the way it looks and feels – you 5709-B Fri Sep 12-Oct 17 7:00-8:00pm
will love the results. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a 5709-C Wed Oct 22-Nov 26 7:00-8:00pm
mat and small towel. Instructor Sue Garcia is Pilates certified and 5709-D Fri Oct 24-Nov 21 7:00-8:00pm
holds six other national fitness certifications with a solid understand- 5709-E Wed Dec 3-Jan 7 7:00-8:00pm
ing of nutrition, physiology and anatomy. (no class 12/24, 12/31)
5709-F Fri Dec 5-Jan 9 7:00-8:00pm
Location: Thorndale Recreation Center – Dance Room
Instructor: Sue Garcia
Age: 16 years and older
Code Day Date Time Tai Chi was developed centuries ago as a series of relaxation exer-
5705-A Mon Sept 8-Oct 20 9:30-10:20am cises, a system of self-defense and to aid in meditation. This class
5705-B Mon Nov 3-Dec 15 9:30-10:20am would be an excellent addition to any fitness program for improving
both mind and body. This course will teach elementary principles
of Tai Chi, including proper breathing and meditation techniques,
stress reduction, as well as traditional movements of the art. Class
will be held outdoors while weather allows. Participants should
register directly with the instructor on the first day of class
TAE KWON-DO each month.
Tae Kwon-Do is a martial art emphasizing improved physical well
being and positive mental health. Tae Kwon-Do is one of the most Location: Thorndale Recreation Center
challenging of the martial arts and the classes stress good flexibil- Instructor: Joe Prignano
ity, speed and strength. Students can expect an aerobic workout Fee: $75/month
and a well disciplined, strict environment. New students need to Age: 16 years and older
contact the Medinah Park District prior to attending the first class. Min/Max: 1/10
Classes meet multiple times/week.
Location: Thorndale Recreation Center – Heritage Room Sat Sep 6-27
Instructor: Jeff Sjodin Sat Oct 4-25
Fee: $60/month(R)/$70/month(NR) Sat Nov 1-29
Age: 13 years and older Sat Dec 6-27
Code Date 10:00 - 11:00 am (Beg)
5706-A Sep 3-29 (No class 9/1) 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (Adv)
5706-B Oct 1-31
5706-C Nov 1-29 (No class 11/28)
5706-D Dec 1-31 (No class 12/24, 12/31)
Days & Times
Mon., Wed., Fri 6:00-7:30pm
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SEEING THE GOLDEN YEARS: VISION AND SENIOR LIFESTYLE EXPO
AGING Get connected at the 13th annual Senior Lifestyle Expo! The North-
We all must adapt to changes in our vision as we age. Dr. Kristen eastern Illinois Area Agency on Aging is proud to present this 2-day
Langner will help you understand many of the common vision prob- festival of activities, focused on offering older persons and their
lems associated with aging. This presentation will address com- families opportunities to discover new and valuable information, all
mon issues like reading problems, dry eye, cataracts, glaucoma while having fun!
and AMD. The program is designed to help you better understand The best part is that all this information is under one roof at Drury
your next visit to the eye doctor. Ample time will be allowed for Lane in Oak Brook. Attractions include:
Q&A. This is a MUST SEE for both seniors and family members
caring for older adults. • Health and Wellness Area
• Fun & Educational Seminars
Location: Thorndale Recreation Center – Arts & Crafts Room • 100+ Product and Service Exhibitors
Instructor: Dr. Kristen Langner, OD • Interactive Game Show Challenges
Fee: $4(R) / $6(NR) • Give-aways and Drawings
Age: Adults • Senior ‘Idol’ Competition
Min/Max: 6/15 • Entertainment
• Food Vendors
Code Day Date Time
5717-A Thu Oct 9 7:00-8:30pm Location: Drury Lane – Oak Brook
5717-B Thu Nov 13 7:00-8:30pm Fee: $6.00 (includes entrance ticket and
Code Day Date Time
5100 Thu Sep 4 9:00am-1:30pm
Registration Deadline: August 27, 2008
MEDINAH SENIORS CLUB
The Medinah Seniors Club is an organization for adults fifty-five
and older. The club meets on the second Friday of each month at
the Thorndale Recreation Center. Club activities include bingo,
theme parties, special luncheons, class demonstrations and guest
speakers. Club members arrive at 12:00 noon for cake and coffee
followed by the monthly business meeting at 12:30 PM. Special
PROTECTING VISION – PROTECTING programs are offered on a monthly basis followed by bingo. Mem-
INDEPENDENCE bership fees are nominal. Please call 893-2560 for additional Club
Aging is inevitable. Vision loss does not have to be. A critical factor information.
in maintaining independence as we age is preventing vision loss.
Join Dr. Kristen Langner as she discusses important steps in pre-
September 12 Regular Meeting and Bingo
vention and early detection of sight threatening disease. This pro-
October 10 Oktoberfest Celebration
gram looks more specifically at glaucoma, AMD and diabetic retin-
November 14 Regular Meeting and Bingo
opathy. Learn the symptoms and steps you can take to protect
December 12 Holiday Celebration
your vision for a lifetime of healthy sight. Bring your questions as
there will be time for Q&A. Great for seniors and those caring for
Location: Thorndale Recreation Center – Heritage Room
Instructor: Dr. Kristen Langner, OD
Fee: $4(R) / $6(NR)
Code Day Date Time
5718-A Thu Oct 30 7:00-8:30pm
5718-B Thu Dec 11 7:00-8:30pm
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Enjoy Our Parks
1. ...................... Thorndale Recreation Center x x x x
8. .............................Commuter Parking Lots
5. .........Goodenough Park, (Lloyd & Woodview) x 2 3.5
6. ........Manary Park, (Lawrence & Plum Grove) x x 1 1 x x 12
2. ...........Meacham Creek Park, (Thorndale Ave.) x x x x 12
4. ..................Nordic Park, (Fairway and Nordic) x 2 2.5
3. .................Riha Park, (Glendale..N of Sunset) x 1 x x 7
7. .......Springhill Park (Glendale-N of Sunnyside) x 1 3
1. .....................Thorndale Park, (Thorndale Ave.) x 2 x *5 *4 *x *x x x x x x x 30
Medinah Intermediate School, (Medinah Rd.) x x
Medinah Middle School, (Granville Ave.) x
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Hours of Operation:
Mon.-Fri., 6:00 AM-9:00 PM CARDIOVASCULAR
3 Life Fitness 9500HR Treadmills
Sat., 7:30 AM-5:00 PM
with Heart Rate Monitor
Sun., 9:00 AM-3:00 PM 2 Life Fitness 9500HR Cross-Trainers
with Heart Rate Monitor
Closed: New Years Day, Easter, Memorial 1 Life Fitness Lifecycle 9500HR
Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Recumbent Exercise Bike
Day & Christmas Day. with Heart Rate Monitor
1 Life Fitness Lifecycle 9500HR
Special Holiday Hours: 8:00 AM-Noon Upright Exercise Bike
Good Friday, Thanksgiving Friday, Christmas with Heart Rate Monitor
Eve, New Years Eve
• Lat Pulldown/
* ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEE Non- Low Row
Resident Resident • Arm Curl/Tricep Press
Individual adult $119 $164 • Leg Extension/Leg Curl
(22 & over) • Leg Press/Calf Press
Couple or additional adult $199 $244 Hammer Abdominal Board
Senior (60 & over) $ 79 $119 Hammer Body Weight Back Extension
Student (17-21 years) $ 79 $119 Dumbbells weighing 5 - 50 lbs.
Corporate (Minimum of three) $134 each
RULES AND REGULATIONS
* RENEWAL RATES Proof of residence is required when purchasing
Members renewing an Annual Membership on or up to 30
days before their expiration date will receive the Renewal
All users will be required to check in with their
membership card at the front desk prior to entering
Resident Resident The Fitness Room.
Individual adult $ 99 $144 Members must be 17 years or older.
Couple or additional adult $179 $224 Users must provide their own towel and lock.
Senior (60 & over) $ 59 $ 99 Please wear appropriate attire when using The
Student (17-21 years) $ 59 $ 99 Fitness Room. Shirts must be worn at all times and
athletic shoes are required.
A couple is two adults living at the same address. A
* THREE MONTH MEMBERSHIP
couple must register at the same time.
Individual Adult/Senior/Student $ 49 $ 64
All individuals under the age of 18 are required to
1 MONTH Individual $ 30 $ 38 have a parent or guardian’s signature before utilizing
DAILY RATE Individual $ 4 $ 6 The Fitness Room.
Facility closure due to maintenance and/or special
There is a $5 replacement fee if pass is lost. events is considered in the fee schedule. There are
no fee adjustments or compensation for down time
of one week or less.
REFUNDS will be considered in cases of relocation
or illness. (Doctor’s note required for illness.)
Receive FREE Week • Personalized orientation through the equipment
During Month of September by appointment.
• Free open gym for running, walking or basketball
Redeem at Front Office. when the gym is available.
• Locker facilities / showers.
(current members are not eligible)
THE FITNESS ROOM DOES NOT HAVE STAFF
STATIONED INSIDE THE ROOM!
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Fitness / Open Gym
ANNUAL OPEN GYM MEMBERSHIP PASS
An annual open gym membership pass allows a participant to
use the gym during set open gym times for no additional fee.
The pass is good for one year (Sept. 1, 2008 - Aug. 31, 2009).
The fees are as follows:
1002-0 GRADES 1ST - 8TH $20.00
1002-1 HIGH SCHOOL & ADULT $25.00
1002-0 GRADES 1ST - 8TH $40.00
1002-1 HIGH SCHOOL & ADULT $50.00
PASS MUST BE PRESENTED
UPON ENTERING THE FACILITY.
Purchase your pass at the Thorndale Recreation Center, 22W130
Thorndale Avenue. Bring one of the following proofs of residency
along with Picture I.D.:
Property Tax Bill
Voter Registration Card
Personal Training (If you are under 18 years, a parent must accompany you to ob-
tain this pass.)
The Medinah Park District offers A parent’s photo I.D. may be used to obtain a Medinah Park Dis-
personal training at the trict picture I.D. for a child or teen, but the parent must be present
Thorndale Recreation Center Fitness Room. when registering.
All Sessions are 1 hour in length
Once you receive your picture I.D. pass, you must present it ev-
1 session =$49 ery time you enter the gym.
6 session pack = $249 DAILY RATES:
$3.00/DAY - RESIDENT (PROOF REQUIRED)
$5.00/DAY - NON-RESIDENT (OR THOSE WITHOUT PROOF
Lost I.D. may be replaced at a cost of $5.00
The original dance exercise phenomenon! Each 60 minute class
offers a blend of jazz dance and exercise science set to your favor-
ite music – Top 40, jazz, country, funk and classics. Easy-to-follow,
fun choreography includes a gentle warm up, 30-minute aerobic
workout, muscle toning and strengthening segment with weights,
and a stretch finale.
Registration taken at class. Registrants may start at any time.
Location: Thorndale Recreation Center
Instruction Staff: Karen Eisentraut and Diane Wiest
Ages: 16 years and older
Open Gym Schedule Fees: $37/month EFT or $89 (8 weeks)
September - December 2008 $25 Joining Fee
Monday 7:00-9:45pm Adult Basketball
Tuesday 7:00-9:45pm Youth Open Basketball Mon. 4:00-5:00pm
Thursday 7:00-9:45pm Youth Open Basketball 7:30-8:30pm
Saturday 2:00-4:45pm General Open Gym Tues. 9:00-10:00am
Sunday 12:30-2:45pm Family Open Gym 7:30-8:30pm
*Hours are subject to change without notice due to seasonal class Thurs. 9:00-10:00am
and league scheduling! 7:30-8:30pm
Schedules will be posted at the Thorndale Recreation Center.
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Corporate Sponsor / Rentals
Show Your Community Support - Be a Corporate Sponsor
Help the Park District continue to provide the Medinah community with quality parks,
natural areas and recreation programming through sponsorships.
Showcase your business Choose the appropriate
and show your community *Summer Concert Series event to reach your
support with a sponsorship! *Family Fest target audience!
*Easter Egg Hunt
Event attendance ranges *Daddy/Daughter Date Night Receive recognition of
from 50 participants to **Morning with Santa your sponsorship through
hundreds of festival goers! *Medinah Seniors Club Park District publicity!
Various pricing options are To discuss the right event
available to meet the financial for your business, call
needs of your company! Bruce Baum at 630/893-2560.
There are many special events that would greatly benefit from in-kind donations such as gift certificates,
coupons and/or small gifts. To inquire about these sponsorship opportunities, please call the Medinah
Park District at 630/893-2560.
Park and Facility Rental Permits
Need a convenient site to hold an organization or business meeting? Want an indoor space to hold
a child’s birthday party? Would an outdoor playing field and pavilion be a perfect spot for a family
reunion? Now is the time to start planning for these events and the Medinah Park District can help
with our indoor and outdoor facility rental space!
The Park District has both indoor and outdoor facilities that can be rented by the hour for family
functions, club and school activities, civic group meetings or athletic events.
THORNDALE RECREATION CENTER
$20 / hour (resident)
HERITAGE (max 100) $35 / hour (non-resident)
$30 / hour (resident) $40 / hour (non-resident) • The above fees include a park district supervisor
ARTS & CRAFTS (max 20) who is on duty the entire time of the rental.
$15 / hour (resident) $25 / hour (non-resident)
DANCE STUDIO (max 50) ATHLETIC FIELDS/TENNIS COURTS
$25 / hour (resident) $35 / hour (non-resident) $15 / hour (resident)
GYM (max 300) $25 / hour (non-resident)
$35 / hour (resident) $45 / hour (non-resident)
Reservations must be made at least 2 weeks in
advance. A $20 reservation fee and application is
The use of the Park District kitchen is included in the
required to reserve a date and space. Additional
fee when available (1st come, 1st served basis).
fees may apply for larger groups.
• The above fees include a park district supervisor Call 893-2560 for more information.
who is on duty the entire time of the rental.
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The Medinah Park District and Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Association (NEDSRA) are partners
in service to positively impact individuals with disabilities through diverse recreation opportunities and
community services. A wide variety of recreational and social programs are designed and delivered to
thousands of children and adults who may need specialized staff, services or equipment to assist them in
their pursuit of recreation and leisure interests. The beneﬁts of recreation are endless, and, together, we can
make a difference and improve
the quality of life for everyone!
The Beneﬁts Are Endless!
NEDSRA offers these exciting
• Special Olympics
• Wheelchair Athletics
• Social Clubs and Trips
• Outdoor Recreation
• Cultural Arts and Art Therapy
• Day Camps
If you know someone who has a disability or special need who can beneﬁt from the
wide variety of recreation opportunities available through NEDSRA, please complete
the form below. As a ﬁrst-time participant, you will receive a $10.00 program voucher.
For more information on how to get involved, or the comprehensive services available,
call us at 1-630-620-4500, extension 132. Let the fun begin!
Detach Form & Mail
Name:_______________________________________________ Phone: __________________________
I know someone who might beneﬁt from special recreation opportunities for people with disabilities.
Please call this individual listed below:
Name:_______________________________________________ Phone: __________________________
Mail information on available services to:
Name: ______________________________________________ Phone: __________________________
Street:_______________________________________ City: ____________________________________
Cut and mail form to: NEDSRA, 1770 W. Centennial Place, Addison IL 60101-1076
To learn more about NEDSRA, visit www.nedsra.org.
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Registration Registration Fees
3 Easy and Convenient Ways to Register Cash, personal checks, money orders and VISA or
MASTERCARD may be used to pay for Park District regis-
You may bring your registration form directly to tration fees, membership fees or services. Checks and
the Registration counter at the Thorndale Recre- money orders must be made payable to the Medinah Park
ation Center, 22W130 Thorndale Avenue. District.
You may mail your registration form to the Medinah Class Cancellation Changes
Park District, 22W130 Thorndale Avenue,
Medinah, IL 60157. Most programs have a minimum and maximum number of
openings. If your class is cancelled due to low enrollment,
You may fax your registration to the Medinah Park the park district will make every attempt to offer an alterna-
District at 630/893-0932. MasterCard and Visa are tive class when available or will credit a family account or
accepted. The registration/waiver form must be provide for a full refund. A class is generally cancelled 7 days
fully completed and signed. prior to its start date. Please be aware that certain programs
have special registration deadlines that will be listed if differ-
Registration Hours ent than the general 7 day period.
Walk-In program registration will be accepted during regular
Minimums and Maximums
Thorndale Recreation Center building hours of 8:30 am –
9:30 pm Monday through Friday, 7:30 am – 5:00 pm on Sat- A class minimum is established to make sure that a program
urday and 9:00 am – 3:00 pm on Sunday. has enough registration support to justify holding the pro-
gram. Since most instructors are paid per class period, run-
Medinah Park District residents receive preference during ning classes with less than the minimum of registrants would
program enrollment periods and may register for programs be a drain on the financial network of the District. A vast
upon receipt of the seasonal program guide. Registration is majority of our recreation programs are self-sufficient. If a
taken on a first come, first serve basis. Non resident regis- class does not meet the minimum number of participants, it
tration will begin on August 25, 2008. Non resident registra- may be cancelled. In these cases, registrants will be noti-
tion rates are 1.5 times the resident fee with the additional fied.
fee not to exceed $10.
Maximum numbers are established to maintain the safety
All registration fees must be paid in advance. Persons en- and quality of a program. The more students, the less indi-
rolling after the start date of a program will be required to vidualized attention. We keep student/instructor ratios low
pay the entire program fee. Pro-rating of class fees will not to insure you get what you pay for: a higher quality program.
be accepted. Room capacity and ratios are primary considerations for the
maximum number listed.
Are You a Resident?
The Medinah Park District has definitive boundaries that take Waiver Forms Required
in parts of Roselle (zip code 60172), Itasca (60143) and A signature is required on the waiver portion of all registra-
Medinah (60157). In fact, you may be a resident of the tions. Please read the waiver in full before signing. Registra-
Medinah Park District and your neighbors next to you or tions can not be processed without the waiver portion signed.
across the street from you may not be residents of the park Insurance requirements dictate the need for signatures.
Returned Check Policy
Why is this important? In a word, Medinah Park District resi-
dents support the district by paying property taxes to the We gladly accept personal checks as payment for registra-
district while non-residents do not. Residents are thus af- tion fees. If, for any reason, a check is returned to our office
forded special privileges and benefits. marked “NSF” we will contact you. You will be required to
submit a full cash payment, as well as a bank service charge,
How do you know if you are a resident? If you are a property in order to maintain your registration in your particular pro-
owner, look at a copy of your most recent tax bill. If the gram of interest. Class privileges will be suspended and new
Medinah Park District is listed, you are a resident. If you registration will not be accepted until payment is received.
rent, call us at 630/893-2560 and give us your address...we
will be able to tell you if you are a resident or not. Refunds
What about those privileges? To begin, residents receive Refunds for programs will not be made once a program has
the first opportunity to register for our seasonal program of- begun unless the program is cancelled by the Park District,
ferings (non-residents have to wait). Secondly, residents who the participant moves from the district or the participant pro-
register for our programs and services are charged a lower vides a medical transcript from his/her physician. Trip re-
user fee than non-residents and facility rental charges are funds will not be made after the registration deadline unless
also less expensive for residents. It’s not that we dislike non- the ticket can be resold.
residents. In fact, we appreciate their patronage. There are An administrative fee of $2 will be charged on all refund re-
often times when resident program registration alone does quests except when a program is cancelled by the Medinah
not allow a program to run and non-residents pick up the Park District. In addition, your refund will be prorated if any
difference, which then allows a program to take place. classes were attended. Refunds can take up to two weeks
30 to process.
Medinah Park District
Medinah Park District REGISTRATION/WAIVER
22W130 THORNDALE AVE. MEDINAH, IL 60157 (Please print all information neatly and carefully)
(630) 893-2560 * fax (630) 693-0932
Payee’s Name _________________________________ Family Name ____________________________________________
City, State, Zip __________________________________________ E-mail _________________________________________
Home Phone ( ) ______________________________ Work/Emerg. Phone ( ) ____________________________
Method of Payment Card # __________________________________________________ Exp. Date _________
❏ Cash ❏ Visa
❏ Check ❏ Master Name ____________________________Signature ________________________________
❏ Credit Card Card (Please print as it appears on card)
CODE# PROGRAM NAME FEE PARTICIPANT’S NAME BIRTHDATE SEX TRANS. #
Do you Need Any Accommodation, in accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act, to effectively participate in the
activity above? Yes ❏ No ❏
WAIVER AND RELEASE OF ALL CLAIMS AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK
As a participant or parent/guardian of participant(s) in these program(s)/activities, I recognize and acknowledge that there are certain risks
of physical injury, and I voluntarily agree to assume the full risk of any injuries, including death, damages or loss, regardless of severity,
that I or my minor child/ward may sustain as a result of participating in any and all activities connected with and associated with such
programs/activities held on or off District property (including transportation services/vehicle operation, when provided).
I further agree to waive and relinquish any and all claims I or my minor child/ward may have as a result of participanting is these programs/
activities (held on or off District property) against the Medinah Park District, including its officials, agents, volunteers, employees, independent
contractors and servants (hereinafter collectively referred as “Medinah Park District”).
I do hereby fully release and forever discharge and agree to indemnify, hold harmless and defend the Medinah Park District from any and
all claims from injuries, including death, damages or losses sustained by me or my minor child/ward and arising out of, connected with, or
in any way associated with the activities of these programs(s) (held on or off District property) or the transportation services.
I hereby authorize and give consent to the Park District to photograph/video my child or me, and without limitation, to use such photographs/
video in connection with promoting/advertising the services, programs and facilities of the Park District, without consideration of any kind.
In the event of an emergency, I authorize District officials to secure from any licensed hospital, physician, and/or medical personnel any
treatment deemed necessary for me or my minor child’s immediate care and agree that I will be responsible for payment of any and all
medical services rendered.
I have read and fully understand the above important information, warning of risk, assumption of risk, waiver & release of all claims and
If registering via fax your facsimile signature
SIGNATURE of Adult/Parent/Guardian 18 years of age or older. shall substitute for and have the same legal
effect as an original form signature.
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MEDINAH PARK DISTRICT
22W130 THORNDALE AVENUE PRE-SORT STANDARD
MEDINAH, ILLINOIS 60157 U.S. POSTAGE
phone: (630) 893-2560
Permit No. 5
MEDINAH, IL 60157