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Perry Farm House – Administrative Office

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459 N. Kennedy Drive, Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914 Phone: (815) 933-9905 • Fax: (815) 933-5468 Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Recreation Station

Diamond Point Park..............................3 Preschool Programs........................... 4-7 Exploration Station Programs........ 8-11 Youth & Teen Programs................ 12-18 Youth Athletics/Health & Fitness........19 Nature Programs........................... 20-23 Special Events................................ 24-25 Trips . .............................................. 26-27 Adult Programs...................................28 Adult Athletics/Health & Fitness.... 29-30 50+................................................. 31-33 Registrations........................................34 Exploration Station.............................35

Residents of the Bourbonnais Township Park District are those who live in the Villages of Bradley and Bourbonnais, and all of rural Bourbonnais.

770 E. Franklin, Bradley, Illinois 60915. Phone: (815) 933-9905 • Fax (815) 935-2645. Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.. Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.. Sunday: Closed

Exploration Station®…a children’s museum 459 N. Kennedy Drive, Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914 Phone: (815) 933-9905 • Fax: (815) 933-5468 Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Hours: Mondays: Closed (Open Mondays beginning April) Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Sunday: 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Will be Open: Mondays, March 5 & 26 Will be Closed: Monday, March 12 & 19, Sunday, April 8, and Monday, May 28

Willowhaven Interpretive Center

1451 N 4000 E. Road Kankakee, IL 60901. Phone: (815) 933-9905 OPENIN Fax (815) 928-6054 March 2 G 1! Hours: Monday & Tuesday: Closed Wednesday-Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Sunday: 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Commissioners President – Wayne Delabre Vice President – Brian Hebert Commissioner – Donna Brown Commissioner – Denny Lehnus Commissioner – John Betts Executive Director – Hollice Clark III

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G N I N E OP MER SUM 12 20 Check out the newest jewel of the Bourbonnais Township Park District, Diamond Point Park. In July of 2011, the BTPD received a grant from the State of Illinois to take Diamond Point Park from a baseball/softball complex to a complete family activity park. Construction started in the fall of 2011 and completion will be late spring of 2012. Amenities at the NEW Diamond Point Park include: • State of the art splash pad • Multi-age playground • Sand volleyball courts • Permanent bean bag boards • Walking path • Picnic shelter

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m a r g o r P l o Prescho Early Morning Round Up

This program involves low key activities like reading stories, working table jobs or just relaxing with a favorite toy. Breakfast can be provided or sent from home. Transportation is also available for those heading off to school. Registrations must be in by 2:00 p.m. on the previous day in order to participate in the program or approval from a supervisor. $10 registration fee required. Age(s): 3-6 years Date(s): Daily- Monday thru Friday Time(s): 6:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $4(per morning) Non-Residents $6(per morning) Min/Max: Call for availability

Play and Learn This class if designed for morning or afternoon kindergarteners or preschoolers who would benefit from additional activities. The class includes many types of recreational activities. Lunch can be purchased for an additional fee. Transportation provided to and from schools. Child must attend a school located within Bourbonnais Township for transportation. Children must be toilet trained prior to the first day of class. Can be combined with Afternoon Adventure. Registrations must be in by 2:00 p.m. on the previous day in order to participate in the program or approval from a supervisor. $10 registration fee required. Instructor: ELS Staff Age(s): 3-6 years Date(s): Monday thru Friday Time(s): Session l - 8:30 – 12:30 p.m. Session ll - 11:00 – 3:00 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $12 per child each day Non-residents $15 per child each day 20 day discount Residents – Buy 20 days in advance for $210 and save $30/Non-Residents – Buy 20 days in advance for $270 and save $30.(Sorry no refunds for unused days) Residents sign up for both sessions in the same day and pay $22 for the day Non-Residents sign up for both sessions in the same day and pay $28 Min/Max: Call for availability

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Afternoon Adventure This program is for preschoolers or kindergarteners who would like extra activities and adventure in the afternoon. Themes will include music, art projects, games and much more. Transportation provided to and from schools. Participants must attend a school located within Bourbonnais Township. Children must be toilet trained prior to the first day of class. Registrations must be in by 2:00 p.m. on the previous day in order to participate in the program or approval from a supervisor. $10 registration fee required. Instructor: BTPD Staff Age(s): 3 – 6 years Date(s): Monday thru Friday Time(s): 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $8 per child each afternoon/ Non-Residents $10 per child each afternoon *20 day discount Residents- Buy 20 days in advance for $130 and save $30/ Non-Residents – Buy 20 days in advance for $170 and save $30.(Sorry no refunds for unused days) Min/Max: Call for availability One fee can cover all three programs for the season.

All By Myself A child’s first experience away from mom and dad should be fun and exciting. This program will allow children to develop self-esteem and enhance social skills through songs, games, art and story time. Sign up for one, two or up to three classes per week. This program is for two year olds or young three year olds not yet ready for preschool. Instructor: Tammy Marcotte Age(s): 2 years Date(s): Session A – Mondays, April 9 – May 7 Session B – Wednesdays, April 11 – May 9 Session C – Fridays, April 13 – May 11 Time(s): 9:00 – 10:45 a.m. Location: Perry Farm House Fee: Residents $38/Non-Residents $45 Min/Max: 8/10 per session Prog. Number: Session A– 411913-A Session B – 411913-B Session C – 411913-C

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Preschool Programs Three’s Between This preschool style program is for young threes that missed the cut off date for preschool, need a shorter time or has never tried a program away from mom or dad. Learning will be centered on play! Alphabet, colors and shapes will be reinforced through themes that are taught by songs, games, stories, and hands on activities. Sign up for one or two classes per week. Instructor: Tammy Marcotte Age(s): 3 years old by May 1, 2012 Date(s): Session A: Tuesdays, April 10 – May 8 Session B: Thursdays, April 12 – May 10 Time(s): 9:00 – 10:45 a.m. Location: Perry Farm House Fee: Residents $38/ Non-Residents $45 Min/Max: 8/10 Prog. Number: Session A – 411912-A Session B –411912-B

Little Monet’s Adventures Each week children will explore different mediums to create cool art projects. We will be using everything from paint, recycled items, macaroni, yarn and so much more.

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Springtime on the Farm Wonderful things are happening at Perry Farm Park in the spring! The children will learn about this season with activities, including visiting the farm animals. We will reinforce learning about the baby animals using songs, games and art activities.

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1, 2, 3 . . . Come Count With Me

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Come and join the Creative Cookies! Each week we will create a different tasty cookie and while they are baking, we’ll enjoy stories and games. We will even design our own aprons. Instructor: BTPD Staff Age(s): 4 – 6 years old Date(s): Thursdays, April 5 - 26 Time(s): 12:45-2:45 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $33/Non-Residents $39 Min/Max: 6/15 Prog. Number: 411966-A

Come and have fun with numbers! In this class, we will be reading stories, playing games and making crafts while learning our numbers at the same time

Instructor: BTPD Staff Age(s): 4 - 6 years Date(s): Fridays, March 9- 30 Time(s): 1:00-2:30 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $28/Non-Residents $32 Min/Max: 5/14 Prog. Number: 411216-A

Instructor: BTPD Staff Ages: 3 – 5 years old Date(s): Tuesdays, April 24-May 15 Time(s): 4:15-5:30 p.m. Location: Perry Farm House Fee: Residents $27/Non-Residents $32 Min/Max: 6/15 Program Number: 411603-A

Creative Cookies

Instructor: BTPD Staff Age(s): 3-5 years Date(s): Wednesdays, April 11 - 25 Time(s): 1:30-2:45 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $20/Non-Residents $24 Min/Max: 6/10 Prog. Number: 411965-A

Pinkalicious Party!

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Explore a pinkalicious time! Fans of the book will have fun participating in story activities, games and art all while enjoying a “pink paradise”. Instructor: BTPD Staff Age(s): 3-5 years Date(s): Tuesday, March 27 Time(s): 6:00-7:30 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $10/Non-Residents $12 Min/Max: 6/10 Prog. Number: 411530-A

Barnyard Bonanza

Come join us down on our farm for fun each week with a new animal to explore. This program includes stories, songs, crafts and visits with the Perry Farm animals. Instructor: BTPD Staff Age(s): 2 - 4 years Date(s): Thursdays, May 3 – 24 Time(s): 1:30-2:45 p.m. Location: Perry Farm House Fee: Residents $26/Non-Residents $30 Min/Max: 6/16 Prog. Number: 411605-A

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Preschool Programs Spring Tea for Two

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This special day is just for you and your favorite doll. Come on over to the Park District dressed in your tea-party finest, and we’ll have mini sandwiches, sweet treats and even some tea for sipping! There will be crafts and pictures of you and your doll. Pre-registration is required. Instructor: BTPD staff Age(s): 3- 10 years old Date(s): Saturday, April 14 Time(s): 11:00a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $8/Non-Residents $10 Min/Max: 6/16 Prog. Number: 411518-A

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Remember Duck, Duck Goose, Farmer in the Dell, Simon Says and The Hokey Pokey? In this class we’ll be playing games, doing silly dances and more. Join the fun! Instructor: BTPD Staff Age(s): 3-5 years old Date(s): Fridays, April 13 - 27 Time: 1:30 – 2:45 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $20/Non-Resident $24 Min/Max: 6/12 Program Number: 411531-A

Our ballerinas will learn beginning ballet positions. Children will apply these skills to music. Parents will be able to observe the first and last class. Ballet shoes preferred but not required. (No class on March 21) Instructor: BTPD Staff Age(s): 3-5 years Date(s): Wednesdays, March 7 – April 11 Time(s): 4:30-5:15 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $35/Non-Residents $39 Min/Max: 4/12 Prog. Number: 411802-A

Instructor: ELS Staff Age(s): 3 – 6 years Time(s): 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $8/Non-Residents $10 Min/Max: 6/14

Wearin’ of the Green

Silly Songs and Games Galore

Pre Sparklers

Holiday House Parties

Wear something green to this party to remember the spirit of St. Patrick. Children will have fun learning about leprechauns and four leaf clovers. There will be games, lots of laughs and green goodies to munch. Date: Tuesday, March 13 Prog. Number: 411519-A

Hippity Hoppity Easter Party

Children will have a hoppin’ good time at this party. Special baskets will be made and eggs will be decorated. An egg hunt, special treats and games will make this a fun to be had by all. Date: Tuesday, April 3 Prog. Number: 411509-A

Spring into May

Join our May Day celebration; children celebrate all the joys of spring. Participants make colorful crafts, play special games and enjoy bright colored treats. Come join us and welcome the spring season. Date: Tuesday, May 1 Prog. Number: 411517-A

Plan Ahead For Summer! Camp and Learn

Just in time for summer fun! Enjoy some time at the Recreation Station, playing games, singing songs and learning about new things. Mini lessons and art projects are done daily. This class can include field trips and many outdoor activities. Lunch can be purchased for an additional fee. Please pick up a parent packet at the time of registration. Children must be toilet trained prior to the first day of class. See Recreation Station desk for additional information. Early Morning Round Up and Afternoon Adventure will run through the summer. They can be combined with Camp and Learn programs.

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Preschool Programs

Building A Bright Future! Early Learning Station BOURBONNAIS TOWNSHIP PARK DISTRICT

What sets us apart? We understand kids and we have the facilities and staff to offer your child an experience that’s filled with fun and friends. Our center is a comfortable place to learn and grow.

Some of the features of our programs are: • • • • • •

Full gymnasium Nature Center - Willowhaven The Exploration Station ...a children’s museum Low student to teacher ratio Acres of parkland A Tradition

Early Learning Station Preschool Programs

Start p lan Prescho ning now for ol in th e Fall!

The Early Learning Station program promotes an environment that fosters critical thinking, problem solving skills and social development taught through alphabet and thematic units. The experiences are both educational and recreational, which aid in social, phsical, intellectual and emotional growth. Qualified experienced teachers instruct the programs. Illinois Early Learning Standards are applied to curriculum lessons. Sign up early, classes are limited to allow for a low student-teacher ratio. Children must be toilet trained prior to the first day of class. Sessions are divided according to age. A specially designed hands-on curriculum includes: Phonics & Reading Art & Craft Projects Math & Science Projects Educational Field Trips Computer Centers Music & Movement * Call the Recreation Station at 1 (815) 933-9905 ext. 1 for more detailed information regarding the Early Learning Station Preshcool Programs.

About Our Staff! • Each preschool staff member has been carefully selected based on their: qualifications, experience and personality.

Look at what Early Childhood classes can do for your child! • • • • • • • • • •

Improve self-esteem Improve fine motor skills and hand eye coordiination Improve listening skills Ease separation anxiety Develop teamwork Improve gross motor skills Improve ability to share, take turns and cooperate Improve coordination and balance Improve creativity and Imagination Improve self-confidence

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• All staff members are CPR and First Aid Certified and have passed a background check. • Our student-to-teacher ratio of 13-2 ensures ample individual attention, and provides the group experience that is necessary for acclimation to elementary school.

Program Guidelines, Registration and Location • A BTPD registration form must be submitted along with a copy of a birth certificate and a reduced nonrefundable administration fee of $35 for the 2012 year. • Children must be of the apropriate age required for each program. • A current immunization form will be required for students before the first day of attendance. • All children must be able to take care of their own bathroom needs. Diapers are not acceptable. • Location: RECREATION STATION 770 E. Franklin, Bradley, IL

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Saturday Night Parties

Saturday night parties are for children looking for some fun and excitement and for parents looking for a night off. Each party has a different theme but will include games, crafts, snacks, free play, and more. Children must be signed in and out by a parent or guardian. Children must be potty trained to participate in the program. Register early and save! Instructor: Exploration Station Staff Age(s): 3-12 years Date(s): Session I–March 17-Shamrock Party Session II–April 21-Earth Day Party Session III-May 19-Fairy Tale Party Time(s): 6:00-10:00 p.m. Location: Exploration Station… a children’s museum Fee: Residents $9/Non-Residents $12/ Museum Members $7 At the Door Fee: Residents $11 Non-Residents $14 Museum Members $8 Min/Max: 5/30 Prog. Number: Session I-422510-A Session II-422510-B Session III-422510-C

Cultural Celebrations

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Ever wonder what types of games other children play, what language they speak, what clothes they wear or what food they eat? Join us twice a month as we explore this and more and celebrate the cultures of our world at the Exploration Station. Through activities such as special guests, games, food, music, dance, art and more you will learn what makes each and every one of us special. Check out our website for a schedule of cultures, special guests and special activities we will have planned. Instructor: Brittaney Beck Age(s): All Ages Date(s): 2nd & 4th Saturdays of the Month March 10 & 24 Ireland April 14 & 28 France May 12 & 26 Russia Time(s): 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Location: Exploration Station…a children’s museum Fee: Free with General Admission Min/Max: Museum Capacity 200

Special Families with Special Needs

Join us on the first Thursday of every month! Families with children of special needs are invited for an evening of exploration and hands on interaction. This is also a great opportunity to interact and network with other families. Sensory activities will be provided for your child’s explorative enjoyment. Age(s): All Ages Date(s): Thursdays-March 1, April 5, May 3 Time(s): 5:30-7:00 p.m. Location: Exploration Station… a children’s museum Fee: Residents $2/Non-Residents $3 Museum Members Free Min/Max: 200 Max

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Explore & More Come to the Exploration Station and enjoy a special activity! A craft, experiment, game or special guest is planned almost every day to really make your visit memorable! Age(s): All Ages Date(s)/Time(s): Please visit www.exploration-station.org Location: Exploration Station… a children’s museum Fee: Free with General Admission

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Exploration Station Programs Week of the Young Child We will be celebrating the week of the young child with hands on actvities that engage children and guest speakers on the needs of families with young children. Join us as we observe this annual commemoration of the joys and needs of the young child. Age(s): All Ages Date(s): Sunday, April 22 - Saturday, April 28 Time(s): General Facility Hours (Check our website for a schedule) Location: Exploration Station...a children’s museum Fee: Free with Admission (Some fees may apply) Min/Max: 200 Max

READING with the

DOGS!!

Does your child struggle with reading, not really care for it, or maybe your child loves to read… whatever the case this program will be great for your child. Along with the Bradley Public Library and the Schatzi Foundation, we are offering this unique opportunity for your children. Children will have to opportunity to read to a trained, certified, and insured therapy dog and handler. Pre-registration is required and parents need to be present during the program, but will be in a seating area while the children are reading. More specific details will be provided at the time of registration. Ages(s): Reading age children up to 13 years Date(s): 4th Tuesday of the Month Session I–March 27 Session II-April 24 Session III-May 22 Time(s): 6:00-7:00 p.m. Location: Exploration Station…a children’s museum Fee: Free (monetary donations for the dogs are accepted) Min/Max: 30 Max Prog. Number: Session I-422955-A Session II-422955-B Session III- 422955-C

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Tech It Apart Children can learn what is really inside various electronics. How? By actually taking it apart! Various items could include: VCR’s, remote controls, DVD players, clocks, toasters, blow dryers, etc. Parents are asked to attend with their child and disassemble along with them. We are also collecting donated electronics for the program. Age(s): All Ages Date(s): 3rd Saturday of the month March 17, April 21, May 19 Time(s): 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Location: Exploration Station…a children’s museum Fee: Free with General Admission Min/Max: 20 Max

Family Quest Bring your family to Exploration Station… a children’s museum for a fun night with hands-on activities!! Family Quest is a set of science, space, math, language and kid’s trivia activities spread around the museum that families participate in together to earn fun prizes. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Instructor: Exploration Station Staff Age(s): All Ages; children must be accompanied by an adult Date(s): Thursday, May 24 Time(s): 6:00-7:30 p.m. Location: Exploration Station… a children’s museum Fee: Residents $4/Non-Residents$6/Museum Members Free Min/Max: 4 families/20 families Prog. Number: 402039–A

Flip Kits Come check out our new Flip Kits! Exploration Station… a children’s museum has partnered with the Bradley Library to bring literacy to your home. Flip Kits consist of a picture book and a corresponding activity. Flip Kits can be checked out for a period of two weeks, and are FREE to those who live in Kankakee County! We are sure these kits will make you “flip” with excitement!

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Exploration Station Programs Nano Days

Nano Days is a nationwide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering and its potential impact on the future. Participants will explore size, tools, materials, products and forces using Nano sand, Nano fabric, rulers, games, thin films and much more. Come and participate in the biggest event for the smallest science! Instructor: Exploration Station Staff Age(s): 5-12 years Date(s): Tuesday-Friday, March 27-30 Time(s): 10:30 a.m. & 3:45 p.m. Location: Exploration Station… a children’s museum Fee: Free with General Admission

BTPD Garage Sale Donation Days

Clearing out all your old stuff, but don’t feel like going through the work to have your own garage sale? That’s ok, we will take it. Donation items can be dropped off at the Exploration Station Sunday, May 6 - Friday, May 11 during regular hours. The Exploration Station does have the right to refuse certain items, such as overused, unsafe, unclean, or inappropriate items. Tax write off slips will be available upon request. Date(s): Sunday, May 6 - Friday, May 11 Time(s): Regular operating hours Location: Exploration Station...a children’s museum

Earth Day Awareness Fair

Exploration Station… a children’s museum will be hosting it’s annual Earth Day Awareness Fair on Saturday, April 21st. The fair will include a variety of environmentally friendly activities to help preserve and improve the quality of life for future generations. Throughout the day the fair will include recycling activities, games, face painting, hay rides, crafts, poster making and more. Instructor: Exploration Station Staff Age(s): 3 years and older; children must be accompanied by an adult. Date(s): Saturday, April 21 Time(s): 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Location: Exploration Station… a children’s museum Fee: Free with General Admission

Fluttering Flowers (Butterflies)

Want to attract beautiful flying flowers to your garden! Then sign up for this fun filled crafting program and learn about the life cycle of a butterfly. Participants will make a butterfly craft and a real butterfly feeder to put in your garden at home. Instructor: Tammy Anderson Age(s): 3-6 years Date(s): Friday, May 18 Time(s): 10:30-11:15 a.m. Location: Exploration Station… a children’s museum Fee: Residents $7/Non-Residents $9 Museum Members $3 Min/Max: 5/12 Prog. Number: 412208-A

Making Music

Create musical instruments, play in a drum circle, learn about music notes and much more in this hands-on program all about music.

BTPD Garage Sale

Join us for the Third Annual Garage Sale. All proceeds from the garage sale benefit the Exploration Station...achildren’s museum. Date(s): Friday, May 18 Time(s): 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Location: Perry Farm Park

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Instructor: Brittaney Beck Age(s): 3-6 years Date(s): Wednesday, March 7 Time(s): 2:00-2:45 p.m. Location: Exploration Station… a children’s museum Fee: Residents $7/Non-Residents $9 Museum Members $3 Min/Max: 5/12 Prog. Number: 412932-A

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Exploration Station Programs Dynamic Dinos

Compare your foot to a dinosaur’s massive print, search for fossils, compare the plant eaters to the meat eaters. Learn fascinating facts about these amazing reptiles of the land, water and air. Observe the anatomy of dinosaurs and use what you have learned to draw your own dinosaur. Instructor: Tammy Anderson Age(s): 3-6 years Date(s): Thursday, March 1 Time(s): 10:15-10:45 a.m. Location: Exploration Station…a children’s museum Fee: Residents $5/Non-Residents $7 Museum Members $2 Min/Max: 4/12 Prog. Number: 422945-A

Silly Stories at the Museum

Hey Kids! Meet other children and make some friends. Come and participate in the museum staff’s favorite children’s stories and create a craft to take home. Instructor: Tammy Anderson Age(s): 3-6 years Date(s): Session I- Wednesday, March 14 Mouse Paint Session II- Friday, March 23 George and the Dragon Time(s): 10:00-10:30 a.m. Location: Exploration Station… a children’s museum Fee: Residents $5/Non-Residents $7 Museum Members Free Min/Max: 5/12 Prog. Number: Session I– 412206 -A Session II- 412206- B

Barnyard Bingo

Does your child love to learn about farm animals? Then sign up for this museum program dedicated to the creatures of rural America. Program will include a craft, games, farm activities. Don’t forget to visit the live farm animals on the Perry Farm Park! Instructor: Tammy Anderson Age(s): 4-9 years Date(s): Monday March 5 Time(s): 2:00-2:30 p.m. Location: Exploration Station…a children’s museum Fee: Residents $5/Non-Residents $7 Museum Members $2 Min/Max: 4/12 Prog. Number: 422520-A

My Five Senses

Indulge your senses! Learn about each of the five senses and take part in activities that challenge each of your senses. Activities will entice the taste buds, ears, eyes, nose and hands. Instructor: Tammy Anderson Age(s): 3-6 years Date(s): Friday, May 4 Time(s): 10:15-10:45 a.m. Location: Exploration Station…a children’s museum Fee: Residents $5/Non-Residents $7 Museum Members $2 Min/Max: 4/12 Prog. Number: 421911-A

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Knight at the Museum Step back in time and experience the Exploration Station like never before as it is transformed into a small village in the 15th Century. Feast like a king, shake hands with a knight, interact with the local folk all whle supporting the Exploration Station. This is a fundraiser supporting the vision of the Exploration Sation. There will be food, beverages, auction items, raffle, entertainment and more. Age(s): 21 & Older Date(s): Friday, April 13 Time(s): 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. Location: Exploration Station…a children’s museum Fee: Tickets $25/person (includes food and drinks) Min/Max: Prog. Number:

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s m a r g o r sP n e e T & h t You Parents Night Out Children will enjoy many activities including games, crafts, free play, movies, and snacks. Parents will enjoy an evening without the kids. Children must be signed in and out by a parent. Feel free to send your child with their favorite blanket and pillow. Minimum enrollment must be met by the Thursday before each Parents Night Out. Children must be fully potty trained to participate in this program. Instructor: BTPD Staff Age(s): 3 – 12 years Date(s): Fridays,

Prog. Number:

Session I – March 2

421501-A

Session II – March 23

421501-B

Session III – March 30

421501-C

Session IV – April 20

421501-D

Session V – May 4

421501-E

Session VI – May 18

421501-F

Time(s): 6:30 – 10:00 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Pre-Registrations – Residents $7/Non-Residents $8 At the Door – Residents $8/Non-Residents $10 Min/Max: 4/25

Girls Just Want to Have Fun Calling all Girls! Bring your friends or come yourself; you will have a great time making new friends at this party. We will do all the things girls love to do, dance, play games, create a fun craft, and make our own snack. The sky is the limit for this program, and you never know what the BTPD will have in store for you. So come for an evening of fun with the girls. Oh yeah, and No Boys Allowed! Instructor: BTPD Staff Age(s): 6 – 10 years Date(s): Friday, April 13 Time(s): 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $13/Non-Residents $16 Min/Max: 5/10 Prog. Number: 421513-A

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Livin’ Like A Rock Star

Girls live it up like Rock Stars at this fun outing! Start off with a funky hair-do, wild nail polish, and rock star makeup. After we are all done up, head to the accessories closet to pick out your rock star runway essentials like hats, boas, and sunglasses. Each rock star will hit the runway and strike a perfect rock star pose! Finish the evening by singing karaoke like a rock star! Instructor: Sparkle Boutique Staff Age(s): 6 – 10 years Date(s): Thursday, May 17 Time(s): 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Location: Sparkle Boutique Party Studio & Salon 1230 N Convent, Suite D, Bourbonnais Fee: Residents $14/Non-Residents $18 Min/Max: 5/10 Prog. Number: 421243-A

Pamper Me Pretty Spa

Grab a robe and get ready to get pampered! Enjoy a mini-medi or mini-pedi and a facial. Then enjoy creating a craft. End the afternoon with a walk on the runway! Instructor: Sparkle Boutique Staff Age(s): 6 – 10 years Date(s): Thursday, April 12 Time(s): 5:30-7:30 p.m. Location: Sparkle Boutique Party Studio & Salon 1230 N Convent, Suite D, Bourbonnais Fee: Residents $14/Non-Residents $18 Min/Max: 5/10 Prog. Number: 421228-A

Mother Daughter Homemade Spa Day

Mothers and daughters, looking for that perfect way to interact and spend time together without spending a fortune. Well, we have just the answer. Come to the Recreation Station and learn how to make some common beauty products with items you have in your home and a few store bought products. You will be able to take the items you make along with recipes home with you. Please register by Thursday, May 10. Instructor: Melissa Macharia Age(s): 4 years & older Date(s): Saturday, May 12 Time(s): 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $30/Non-Residents $36 per couple ($5.00 each additional daughter) Min/Max: 6/20 Prog. Number: 421802-A

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Youth & Teen Programs Hip Hop/Jazz Dance for Beginners

This program is designed to teach students the basic in Hip-Hop and Jazz Dance while improving coordination and self-confidence! Students will also work on proper warm-up techniques, timing, and basic vocabulary related to dance moves. This class is open to both boys and girls! Students should wear t-shirts and workout pants or shorts. No jeans! Gym shoes and socks are required. Girls with long hair should come with it pulled back into a ponytail. This class is for little or no experience in Hip-Hop and Jazz Dance. Instructor: Stacey Froeschle Age(s): 8 – 12 years Date(s): Tuesdays, March 6 – April 10 Time(s): 5:45 – 6:30 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $30/Non-Residents $36 Min/Max: 6/20 Prog. Number: 421805-A

Choose This, Not That

In today’s society, it is so important to choose the right foods to eat and know why to choose them. In this class participants will learn about healthy food options and why to choose healthy foods. They will also make a healthy snack, meal, and dessert. Each child will go home will a Choose This, Not That recipe book. Instructor: BTPD Staff Age(s): 6 – 11 years Date(s): Thursday, May 10 Time(s): 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $16/Non-Residents $19 Min/Max: 6/15 Prog. Number: 421808-A

Science Overload

Have you ever… wondered what happens when a volcano erupts, what the inside of a tornado looks like, what would happen if you combined two consumable household products together, or how long it takes product to break down when it’s thrown away? Join us to discover the how’s and why’s of these questions. Instructor: Trent Walstra Age(s): 6 – 10 years Date(s): Thursday, May 3 Time(s): 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $13/Non-Residents $15 Min/Max: 5/15 Prog. Number: 421929-A

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Now That’s Called Cookin’

NEW Are you ready for your turn in the kitchen! Move aside mom and watch out your child is ready to show you what they can make. In this class children will learn kitchen safety, how to make some of their favorite food, and even get a recipe book! We may use some common food allergens. Instructor: Angie Peterlin Age(s): Session l: 6 – 9 years Session ll: 10-14 years Date(s): Wednesday, March 14 – April 4 Time(s): Session l: 6:15 – 7:15 p.m. Session ll: 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $35/Non-Residents $41 Min/Max: 5/15 Prog. Number: Session l – 421917-A Session ll – 421917-B

Wii Fun Night

Join us for an evening full of favorite Wii activities. Participants will enjoy creating their own band and playing Rock Band, Just Dance, playing other games and enjoy a snack. All participants will take home a rock star goodie bag. Instructor: BTPD Staff Age(s): 6 – 12 years Date(s): Saturday, April 21 Time(s): 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $9/Non-Residents $13 Min/Max: 5/10 Prog. Number: 421929-A

Lego Mania

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Let’s get together to see what we can build; each session will have a different Lego creation to master, a snack, and an instruction guide to help your child build a creation on their own. With this program your child will be able to gain the knowledge of simple machines, architect, engineering, programming, and teamwork in a fun and exciting environment! Instructor: Trent Walstra Age(s): 6 – 10 years Date(s): Sundays, Prog. Number Session l - March 18 421529-A Session ll - April 22 421529-B Session lll - May 20 421529-C Time(s): 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $14/Non-Residents $18 Min/Max: 4/15

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Youth & Teen Programs Chess Master

Become a Chess master and defeat your NEW friends in this classic game. Learn everything you need to start playing chess, including moving the chess pieces and all rules of the game. You’ll also get a chance to test your new skills and win prizes during a mini-tournament in the last two weeks of class. Instructor: BTPD Staff Age(s): 6 – 10 years Date(s): Thursdays, April 5 - 26 Time(s): 4:45-5:45 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $25/Non-Residents $30 Min/Max: 5/15 Prog. Number: 421935-A

Funtime Day Camp Reunion

NEW

Have you been wondering all winter what your summer buddies have been doing; well this program is for you then. Come and catch up with your friends at our Day Camp Reunion. This is a chance to dance, socialize with friends, and eat pizza! Vote at registration on your favorite camp counselor and see who will get pied in the face at the reunion! Instructor: BTPD Staff Age(s): 6 – 10 years Date(s): Sunday, May 6 Time(s): 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $5/Non-Residents $7 Min/Max: 5/60 Prog. Number: 421530-A

Fun With Art

Creative Play Theatre Learn the world of theatre through theatre games; improve games, and performance techniques. Participants will be learning the creative side of acting along with the production behind the scenes. There will be a final performance on April 30 at 7 p.m. that will last approximately 15 minutes; family is encouraged to come to support our up and coming stars! Instructor: Lauren Kohl Age(s): 6 – 12 years Date(s): Mondays & Wednesdays, April 16 – 30 Time(s): 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $45/Non-Residents $54 Min/Max: 5/15 Prog. Number: 421722-A

Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt

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Have you ever wondered what an Egg Hunt would be like in the dark? Well sign up for the Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt and find out. If you find the right egg you will win a gift basket. An area will be marked off for the Egg Hunt. Please bring a basket and flash light. You must be signed in by a parent and parents must stay at the event. At the sign-in table you will be given a glow stick. Pre-registration is required. Instructor: BTPD Staff Age(s): 11 – 14 years Date(s): Friday, March 30 Time(s): Sign-in table opens at 7:00 p.m. Location: Perry Farm Park (Pavilion) Fee: Residents $1/Non-Residents $2 Min/Max: 5/15 Prog. Number: 431514-A

This program is perfect for kids who love to be creative and learn about art. Come join us for a ton of fun with hands on art projects while learning different art techniques such as water color, paper mache, painting, and more! Participants will enjoy making an array of fabulously fun art projects. Remember, expressing oneself can often involve getting a little messy; please make sure children are appropriately dressed.

Turn hardboiled eggs into works of art. Use a variety of methods to turn the eggs from just white to fabulous! Learn a little about the history of coloring eggs and decorating techniques. Participants will take home a basket with their decorated eggs and will also enjoy a sweet treat!

Instructor: BTPD Staff Age(s): 6 – 9 years Date(s): Mondays, April 16 – May 7 Time(s): 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $25/Non-Residents $30 Min/Max: 5/15 Prog. Number: 421705-A

Instructor: Trent Walstra Age(s): 11 – 14 years Date(s): Thursday, March 29 Time(s): 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $11/Non-Residents $13 Min/Max: 5/15 Prog. Number: 421242-A

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Eggceptional Eggs

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Youth & Teen Programs School Break Days

Are the kids out of school but you can’t take the time off of work? This will keep your children entertained so you don’t have to take time out of your busy schedule. This program is designed to provide an activity filled day while kids are out of school. Children will enjoy many activities including games, crafts, free play, field trips, and movies in a safe and friendly environment. Children must be signed in and out by a parent or guardian. Parents are asked to send a sack lunch with their children or the BTPD will provide the lunch for an additional $3.00 per child. Pre-registration is required for purchased lunches. This program fills up fast, so register today. Children must be registered 24 hours before the program start time to be allowed in the program. Children cannot be dropped off the morning of, there are no exceptions. These dates are all subject to change depending on changes made by the schools. Instructor: BTPD Staff Age(s): 6 – 11 years Time(s): 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $22/Non-Residents $26 ($15 each additional child) Lunch Fee: $3.00/child Min/Max: 5/20 Dates: Prog. Number Monday, March 5 Monday, March 19 Tuesday, March 20 Wednesday, March 21 Thursday, March 22 Friday, March 23 Friday, April 6 Monday, April 9 Tuesday, May 29 Wednesday, May 30 Thursday, May 31 Friday, June 1

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Early Drop-Off and Late Pick – Up Services

Children enrolled in the School Break Day program that starts at 8:00 a.m. may be dropped off at the Recreation Station at 6:30 a.m. Children enrolled in the program that ends at 4:00 p.m. may be picked up no later than 6:00 p.m. at the Recreation Station. Children must be signed in and out by a parent or guardian. Registration deadline for School Break Day programs is the day prior to the program. Pre-registration is mandatory for early or late service. Fee: $4.00 a day for Early Drop-Off $4.00 a day for Late Pick-Up $6.00 a day for both services Min/Max: 2/20 Max

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Children’s Martial Arts Confidence Course This six week program will help to instill self-confidence through the method of the Korean Martial Art of Soo Bahk Do. Under the direction of 6th degree black belt and Certified Master Instructor Steven Lemner, children will learn personal discipline and the basics of this Martial Art. Instructor:  Steve Lemner Age(s):  5 - 12 years Date(s):  Tuesdays, March 20 - April 24 Time(s):  4:30-5:30 p.m. Location:  Lemners Soo Bahk Do Studio                       485 W. Broadway, Bradley Fee:  Residents $47/Non-Residents $56 Prog. Number:  421401-A

Exploring Photography In this four week course participants will learn the basics in digital photography. Participants must have their own digital camera. You will learn camera basics as well as cropping and design. The last class you will create your very own photo portfolio. Instructor: Allison Waide Age(s): 10 – 14 years Date(s): Tuesdays, May 8 - 29 Time(s): 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Location: Perry Farm House & Park Fee: Residents $31/Non-Residents $37 Min/Max: 5/15 Prog. Number: 431911-A

Horseback Riding Lessons “Western Style” Students will learn how to work around their horsehaltering, grooming and saddling. They will be introduce to horse and equipment care. Lessons will be taught Western Style. Instructor: Kim Selby & Western Spring Staff Age(s):  7 years & older Date(s):  Tuesdays,                 Session I – April 3 – May 1                 Session II – May 8 – June 5 Time(s):  6:00-7:00 p.m. Location:  Skyview Farm, 57 S. 8000 W. Road, Kankakee, IL Fee:  Residents $105/Non-Residents $125 Prog. Number: Session I – 461402-A Session II – 461402-B

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Youth & Teen Programs school on time! Bourbonnais participants must attend at least two days a week due to transportation. Time(s): 6:30 – 8:15 a.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: $4 per child per morning Prog. Number: 526108-A Bradley Registration 526108-B Bourbonnais Registration 526108-C St. George Registration If you are in need of services before or after school, we have the solution for you. Our before and after school program is a daily program. All participants must be pre-registered, at least 3 business days before the first attending day and attend a school in Bradley, Bourbonnais, or St. George School Districts. Please be sure to pick up a parent manual at the time of registration. Age(s): 1st – 5th grades Date(s): Before or After School (Excluding Holidays) Min/Max: Limited Enrollment! Call for availability Fee: $10 Non-Refundable Registration fee per person

Before School

Have to be to work before you can get your child off to school? Don’t worry; we have just what you need at the right price. Children can be dropped off as early as 6:30 a.m. Monday – Friday at the Recreation Station or St. George School. Low key activities will be provided. Please feel free to send your child with breakfast or we will provide breakfast for $1.00. Don’t worry; we will make sure to get your children to

Mom & Me Cake Decorating

NEW Bring home a special cake decorated by a great team! Have a blast with yummy frosting and sugar decoration while learning special techniques and tricks of the trade. In this program you will learn different decorating tools, and tricks of the trade. All supplies are provided. You will also get to take your cake home and enjoy, so please bring a box. Instructor: BTPD Staff Age(s): 6 – 14 years Date(s): Friday, May 11 Time(s): 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $25/Non-Residents $30 $5 each additional child Min/Max: 4/15 Prog. Number: 421936-A

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After School

The after school program gives your child an eventful afternoon to wind down after a full day at school. This program is full of activities, games, snacks, and even some time and assistance for homework. Bradley students will go to the Recreation Station, Bourbonnais students will be bused to Bethel Baptist Church, and St. George students will stay at school. If there is a change in your schedule please notify the Recreation Station along with the school your child attends. Time(s): After School – 6:00 p.m. Location: Recreation Station – Bradley Bethel Baptist Church – Bourbonnais St. George School – Bourbonnais Fee: $8 per child per afternoon *30 Day discount – Buy 30 days in advance for $195 and save $45. (Sorry, no refunds for unused days) Prog. Number: 526908-A – Bradley Registration 526908-B – Bourbonnais Registration 526908-C – St. George Registration

Bottles to Books…A Babysitting Training Course Come join us and learn the basics involved in babysitting. This course provides individuals ages 11–16 with the information and skills necessary to provide safe and responsible care for children in the absence of parents or adult guardians. This training will help participants develop useful skills in basic first aid, diaper changing, bottle feeding, emergency procedures, helpful hints, initial job skills, and fun activities such as: kid friendly crafts and snacks, games and activities. The fee includes handbook and certificate. Instructor: Allison Waide Age(s): 11 – 16 years Date(s): Tuesdays, April 3 - 24 Time(s): 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $35/Non-Residents $41 Min/Max: 5/15 Prog. Number: 431903-A

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Youth & Teen Programs

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Plan Ahead & Sign up today! Daily Rates Available. Early Bird price ends April 27. Entering grades 6—8 Min/Max: 5/25

Weekly Rates

This camp is for teens that are looking for an adventurProgram Hours Resident Nonous time outdoors this summer. In this camp particiNon Program Hours ResidentResident Resident pants will learn leadership skills that will be used Early Bird 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. $81.00 $96.00 throughout their life to help identify and achieve goals. Early Bird 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. $81.00 $96.00 There will be a weekly theme and the campers will enjoy Before Camp 8:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. $91.00 $106.00 Camp 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. $91.00 $106.00 team-building activities, leadership activities, community Before Camp 6: 30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. $20.00 Before Camp 6:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. $20.00 $20.00$20.00 service activities, trips, every day camp activities, and After Camp p.m. - 6:00 p.m.p.m. $20.00 After Camp 4:004:00 p.m. - 6:00 $20.00 $20.00$20.00 much more. This is a strict leadership camp. Be sure to Lunch $15.00 pick up a parent manual at the time of registration. Lunch $15.00 $15.00$15.00

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Week - June 29 Week 4: 4:June June2525-29

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Overnight at the Recreation Station

Are you looking for something interesting to do during spring break? Join your friends and spend the night at the Recreation Station. You will enjoy different activities, movies, wii games, snacks, team building activities, an early morning breakfast and much more. Please register by Wednesday, March 21. Instructor: Trent Walstra Age(s): 10 – 14 years Date(s): Friday, March 23 Time(s): 8:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $32/Non-Residents $38 Min/Max: 8/25 Prog. Number: 431505-A

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Scrapbooking Girls

Bring in your scrapbook, supplies, and pictures. Throughout the night some different creative scrapbooking techniques will be taught. A small snack will also be provided. Please pre-register. Instructor: Melissa Macharia Age(s): 10 – 14 years Date(s): Fridays, Prog. Number Session I – March 16 431210-A Session II – April 20 431210-B Session III – May 18 431210-C Time(s): 6:30 – 10:00 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $7/Non-Residents $8 Min/Max: 5/15

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Early Bird Early Bird price price ends ends April April 27! 27!

Summer is just around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about how to entertain the kids. Give your child a memorable summer by enrolling them in FUNTIME Day Camp. This is an outdoor camp where exciting activities like arts and crafts, field trips, games, and special guests are just a few things children will experience. A one-time discount of $10.00 applies to families registering more than one child per household. One t-shirt per person only. Preregistration is required and must be done by the Friday before each session begins. Register today and be sure to also pick up a parent manual!

Daily Rates Available

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Early Bird 8:00 a.m.8:00 - 4:00 p.m. Early Bird a.m. - 4:00$81.00 p.m.

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Before Camp - 4:00 p.m. Camp 8:00 a.m.8:00 a.m. - 4:00$91.00 p.m.

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s s e n t i F & h t l a e H / s c i et l h t A h t u Fitness Kids o Y

Get your kids moving this spring! The goal of this program is to have your child active at all times, while teaching them why it is important to be active. Participants will learn through active activities such as: Zumba Fitness, Yoga, tag and relay games, fitness skillastics, and much much more. Be sure to sign up today to get your child started or continued on the path to an active lifestyle.

Kids Yoga Is your child overflowing with energy? This yoga class will introduce kids to a form of exercise that has endless benefits. Often called a mind body movement therapy, yoga has been proven to improve concentration, learning capabilities, manage stress, regulate emotions, increase self-esteem and enhance the mind body connection. In this class, the children will be able to channel their energy through bouts of exercise followed by relaxation techniques. Included in these sessions are fun poses such as the “Dog”, “Bridge”, “Flower”, “Lion”, and “Turtle”. Instructor: Lauren Kohl Age(s): 6 – 11 years Date(s): Mondays & Wednesdays, March 19 - 28 Time(s): 5:00 - 5:45 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $20/Non-Residents $24 Min/Max: 5/10 Prog. Number: 421807-A

Tumble Tots Try out tumbling for the first time or continue developing your tumbling skills in this fun filled program. Children will learn basic tumbling skills such as cartwheels, front rolls, and hand stands. Fun songs will be incorporated into stretching and basic movements. This class will not use bars or vault. Please bring own water bottle. Instructor: BTPD Staff Age(s): 4 – 6 years Date(s): Wednesdays, April 25 – May 23 Time(s): 5:00-5:45 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $24/Non-Residents $30 Min/Max: 4/10 Prog. Number: 411412-A

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Instructor: Lauren Kohl Age(s): 6 – 11 years Date(s): Mondays & Wednesdays, May 14 - 23 Time(s): 5:00 – 5:45 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $22/Non-Residents $26 Min/Max: 5/15 Prog. Number: 421439-A

Little Kickers Children will enhance their motor skills and coordination learning fundamental soccer skills! Dribbling, shooting, passing and teamwork will be the main focus of this program. Parents are encouraged to join in and help guide their child through this fun learning experience. These concepts will build confidence and self-esteem while playing and learning about a sport they love. Instructor: BTPD Staff Age(s): 4 – 6 years Date(s): Tuesdays & Thursdays, May 1 – May 24 Time(s): 6:00-6:45 p.m. Location: Perry Farm Field Fee: Residents $20/Non-Residents $24 Min/Max: 10/20 Prog. Number: 411415-A

Pitch, Hit & Run Local Competition Aquafina Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run (PHR) is a FREE, 1-day event for boys and girls ages 7-14. Participants will be tested in their pitching, hitting and base running skills. Local winners may advance to the sectional competition where they will compete to advance to a competition held at one of 30 major league ball parks. For more information visit our website. Age(s): 7 – 14 years Date(s): Sunday, May 6 Time(s): 3:00 p.m. Location: Diamond Point Park Fee: FREE

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s m a r g o r P Nature

Make Your Own Animal Tracks Just in time for Spring Break! Children will learn about animal foot prints as they make plaster casts using three-dimensional life-size impressions that give the tracks a realistic “from the field” appearance. Each participant will take home a plaster track cast and a laminated guide to animal tracks that can be found find in our local suburban yards. Please dress for indoor and outdoor activities. Pre-registration is required; sign up today!


Bug Breakdown Let our nature center staff give you the breakdown on the differences between insects and other bugs. Kids will go on a bug hunt, make a bug craft to take home and have a small snack. Parents are welcome to stay for the program at no charge. Please dress for indoor and outdoor activities. Instructor: BTPD staff Age(s): 3-12 years Date(s): Session I: Thursday, March 22 Session II: Sunday, May 20 Time(s): 10:00-11:00 a.m. Location: Willowhaven Interpretive Center Fee: Residents $4/Non-Residents $6 Min/Max: 5/20 Prog. Number: Session I: 425917-A Session II: 425917-B 


Nature Drawing Class

Participants will learn to draw a serene still life or beautiful landscape at Willowhaven Interpretive Center. Children will be able to experiment with pencil, charcoal, pastel and watercolor. Participants may take their inspiration from live animals, animal models, or the springtime landscape at Whispering Willows Park. All supplies are included and each session features a new project. Pre-registration is required; sign up today! Instructor: Interpreter Jean Hurrle Age(s): 6-14 years Date(s): Session I: Friday, March 23 Session II: Saturday, April 14 Session III: Saturday, May 12 Time(s): 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Location: Willowhaven Interpretive Center Fee: Residents $15/Non-Residents $17 Min/Max: 5/15 Prog. Number: Session I: 425207-A Session II: 425207-B Session III: 425207-C

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Instructor: Interpreter Jean Hurrle Age(s): 8-14 years Date(s): Friday, March 23 Time(s): 9:00-10:00 a.m. Location: Willowhaven Interpretive Center Fee: Residents $13/Non-Residents $15 Min/Max: 5/15 Prog. Number: 435909-A

Springtime at Whispering Willows Pond

Discover a colorful and melodious world of migrant ducks, singing frogs, and budding trees at Whispering Willows Park. Go on a wildlife safari though the wetlands and prairies to discover nesting turtles, tadpoles and animals coming to life after a long winter’s sleep. Following the nature hike, participants will create a nature craft to take home. Participants should wear hiking shoes and long pants for this nature walk. Instructor: Interpreter Jean Hurrle Age(s): All Ages; children must be accompanied by an adult. Date(s): Friday, March 23
 Time(s): 1:00-2:00 p.m. Location: Willowhaven Interpretive Center Fee: Residents $7/Non-Residents $9 Min/Max: 5/15 Prog. Number: 425608-A

The Early Earthworm


In this new program, children will get to hear a short story about a wiggly worm, see real earthworms in our worm viewing tank and make a wonderful worm collage to take home. Children will also get to enjoy a fun gummy snack. Parents are welcome to stay for the program at no charge. Instructor: BTPD staff Age(s): 3-8 years Date(s): Sunday, April 1 Time(s): 10:00-11:00 a.m. Location: Willowhaven Interpretive Center Fee: Residents $4/Non-Residents $6 Min/Max: 5/15 Prog. Number: 415930-A

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Nature Programs Wilderness Trackers

Australian Dragons

With real live reptiles!
 Check out this new live animal presentation all about the Outback’s bearded dragon lizard. Get to know this personable reptile during this hands-on presentation lead by instructor Ashley Uphoff. Parents are welcome to stay for the program at no charge. Instructor: Ashley Uphoff Age(s): All Ages; Children must be accompanied by an adult. Date(s): Session I: Sunday, April 22 Session II: Friday, May 11 Time(s): Session I: 10:00-11:00 a.m. Session II: 6:00-7:00 p.m. Location: Willowhaven Interpretive Center Fee: Residents $5/Non-Residents $7 Min/Max: 5/30 Prog. Number: Session I: 405912-A Session II: 405912-B

Nature Night Out Parents can take the night off when they send their kids to Willowhaven Interpretive Center for nature based games and activities. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the Interpretive Center, read stories, have a snack, and do nature relater programs and crafts. Weather depending, outdoor activates are included so please have children dress appropriately. Instructor: BTPD staff Age(s): 4-12 years Date(s): Friday, April 13 Time(s): 6:00-9:00 p.m. Location: Willowhaven Interpretive Center Fee: Residents $7/Non-Residents $9
 Min/Max 8/30 Prog. Number: 425505-A

SPRING 2012

Learn to identify wildlife tracks while exploring Whispering Willows Park. Children will explore on and off the trails where wildlife move across the landscape seeking their essential needs for shelter, water and food. Once finding a track, children will journal their observations and making a drawing of their track. Please pre-register by Wednesday, April 11.
 Instructor: Interpreter Jean Hurrle Age(s): 8-12 years Date(s): Saturday, April 14 Time(s): 9:00-10:00 a.m. Location: Willowhaven Interpretive Center Fee: Residents $7/Non-Residents $9 Min/Max: 5/15 Prog. Number: 425934-A

Crafty Crayfish
 Discover the seldom appreciated crafty crayfish that lives in burrows surrounding the Whispering Willows Pond. Kids will go on a crayfish hunt, make a craft to take home and have a small snack. Parents are welcome to stay for the program at no charge. Please dress for indoor and outdoor activities. Instructor: BTPD staff Age(s): 3-12 years Date(s): Saturday, May 5 Time(s): 10:00-11:00 a.m. Location: Willowhaven Interpretive Center Fee: Residents $4/Non-Residents $6 Min/Max: 5/15 Prog. Number: 425932-A

North American Snakes

With real live reptiles!



Check out this new live animal presentation all about some of the local snakes found in our own back yards. Get the facts on these misunderstood creatures during this hands-on presentation lead by instructor Ashley Uphoff. Parents are welcome to stay for the program at no charge. Instructor: Ashley Uphoff Age(s): All Ages; Children must be accompanied by an adult. Date(s): Friday, May 4 Time(s): 6:00-7:00 p.m. Location: Willowhaven Interpretive Center Fee: Residents $5/Non-Residents $7 Min/Max: 5/15 Prog. Number: 405911-A

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Nature Programs Every Animal Needs a Home Animals need homes for shelter, protection from predators, and as a place to raise their young. Some animals build their own structure, while others simply move into an already constructed home. On this nature hike, children will seek out animal homes and locate them on a map of the area surrounding Willowhaven Interpretive Center. Following the nature hike, children will create a nature collage to take home. Please pre-register by Wednesday, April 11.
 Instructor: Interpreter Jean Hurrle 
 Age(s): 6-10 years Date(s): Saturday, April 14 Time(s): 1:00-2:00 p.m. Location: Willowhaven Interpretive Center Fee: Residents $7/Non-Residents $9 Min/Max: 5/15 Prog. Number: 425933-A

Spring Chicks Learn all about how a chick develops inside an egg while checking out a real egg incubator at the Willowhaven nature center. Participants will get a chance to pet real baby chicks and make a fluffy chick craft to take home. Parents are welcome to stay for the program at no charge. Instructor: BTPD staff Age(s): 3-12 years Date(s): Sunday, May 20 Time(s): 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Location: Willowhaven Interpretive Center Fee: Residents $6/Non-Residents $8 Min/Max: 5/15 Prog. Number: 402903-A

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Whispering Willows Open Fishing Days

The pond at Whispering Willows pond is opening up for catch and release fishing on select days throughout the year. Fishing is allowed from dawn to dusk and you must have a valid IL fishing license if you are over the age of 16. Bank and pier fishing only; no boating allowed and please remember to keep the pond and park areas clean and safe.
 Age(s): All Ages; children must be accompanied by an adult Date: March 23-25, April 6- 8, and May 26- 28
 Time(s): Dawn to Dusk
 Location: Whispering Willows Park; 1451 N. 4000E Road in Kankakee
 Fee: FREE

Meet-A-Tree

Great for Scouts!
This exercise is a traditional preparation for coming-of-age rites of passage among native cultures. Children will be blindfolded and gently guided out to a tree in the natural area surrounding Willowhaven Interpretive Center. Each participant will then get to know their tree by sensing things such as textures, smells, and sounds. They will be lead back to the starting place, un-blindfolded, and then instructed to find their tree. Program also includes a leaf rubbing activity and a tree identification sheet to take home. Instructor: Interpreter Jean Hurrle 
 Age(s): 8-12 years Date(s): Saturday, May 12 Time(s): Session I: 9:00-10:00 a.m. Session II: 1:00-2:00 p.m. Location: Willowhaven Interpretive Center Fee: Residents $5/Non-Residents $7 Min/Max: 5/15 Prog. Number: Session I - 425931-A Session II - 425931-B

Wind Power

Discover the many uses of harnessing the wind from windmills, power producing turbines and recreational kites and gliders. Participants will get to build and design their own kite to take home or fly at the park. Parents are welcome to stay for the program at no charge. Instructor: BTPD staff Age(s): 6-12 years Date(s): Saturday, May 12 Time(s): 2:30-3:30 p.m. Location: Willowhaven Interpretive Center Fee: Residents $6/Non-Residents $8 Min/Max: 5/15 Prog. Number: 425930-A

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Nature Programs Geckos (not the car insurance) With real live reptiles!

Check out this new live animal presentation all about the wacky wall walking lizard, the gecko! Get to know this elusive reptile during this live animal presentation lead by instructor Ashley Uphoff. Parents are welcome to stay for the program at no charge. Instructor: Ashley Uphoff Age(s): All Ages; Children must be accompanied by an adult. Date(s): Sunday, April 22 Time(s): 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Location: Willowhaven Interpretive Center Fee: Residents $5/Non-Residents $7 Min/Max: 5/30 Prog. Number: 405910-A

Astronomy Presentation
 Join David Fuller, host of “Eyes on the Sky” on YouTube and a member of the Kankakee Area Stargazers for a fun-filled and informative presentation and discussion about the night sky. Topics covered will include the mythology of prominent constellations and how to find them, along with tips and tricks for finding objects with binoculars and small telescopes. Instructor: David Fuller Age(s): 14 years & older Date: Tuesday, March 27 Time(s): 7:00-8:00 p.m. Location: Willowhaven Interpretive Center Fee: FREE admission; donations to center are welcome

Full Moon Hike Wander the nature trail at Whispering Willows Park by the light of the full moon, listen for the call of owls and other night animals, and see the creepy crawlies that venture out under the cover of night. Following the hike there is a campfire with s’mores and campfire stories. Please register 24 hours prior to the start time of the program. Rain Date is Sunday, May 6th. Instructor: BTPD staff Age(s): All Ages; children must be accompanied by an adult Date(s): Saturday, May 5
 Time(s): 8:30–9:30 p.m. Location: Willowhaven Interpretive Center Fee per session: $6 per person Min/Max: 8/30 Prog. Number: 405604-A

Animal Presentation

FREE Stop on out to the Willowhaven P R OGRAM Interpretive Center the first Wednesday of the month for a free presentation of the center’s live animals. This informal meet and greet of both native and exotic creatures will delight both children and adults. Pre-registration is not required. Age(s): All Ages; children must be accompanied by an adult Date(s): Wednesdays, Session I- March 21 (Spring Break) Session II-April 4 Session III- May 2 Time(s): 2:00-2:30 p.m. Location: Willowhaven Interpretive Center Fee: Free Min/Max: 95 Max

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Bee Keeping
 The honey bee in one of the most important animals. Find out why and learn all about bees and their inner castes and functions within a hive. Presenter and beekeeper Scott Pringle will compare different types of man-made beehives including his own handmade Kenyan top bar hive. The class will also learn how to inspect and maintain a beehive and discover some tools of the trade. Instructor: Scott Pringle Age(s): 16 years & older Date(s): Wednesdays, April 4-25 Time(s): 6:00-7:00 p.m. Location: Willowhaven Interpretive Center Fee: Residents $26/Non-Residents $34
 Min/Max: 5/30 Prog. Number: 445915-A

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Mother Son Date

It’s the Mother’s and the son’s turn! Come on out to Whispering Willows Park and join in all that we have planned for that special mother and son evening. There will be special mother son games, snacks and projects. A bonfire and hay rides also if weather permits. Professional photographer will commemorate the evening. There will be no registration taken at the door. Age(s): All Ages Date(s): Friday, June 1 Time(s): 6:30-8:00 p.m. Location: Willowhaven Interpretive Center Fee: Residents $20/Non-Residents $25 per couple $5 each additional son Min/Max: 10/60 Prog. Number: 401507-A

Easter Egg Extravaganza

Come join the fun with an Easter Egg Hunt at the Perry Farm Park. Each age group will be assigned a section of the park to hunt for eggs left behind by the Easter Bunny. An adult must accompany all children. If you forgot your basket see the park district staff member at your child’s age division start line. Staff will be selling Easter Baskets for $1.00! The Easter Bunny will be making a special visit so don’t forget your camera! Age(s): 0 – 12 years Date(s): Saturday, March 31 Time(s): 10:00 a.m. Start Location: Perry Farm Park Fee: Free Min/Max: Unlimited

Breakfast with the Bunny - New Location

Children age 8 and younger can visit the Easter Bunny; munch on doughnuts, milk and juice. Each child can make a craft and get ready for the egg hunt, which will begin after breakfast. Registration will only be taken in advance. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Egg hunt will be at the Perry Farm Park at 10:00 a.m. Age(s): 8 years & under Date(s): Saturday, March 31 Time(s): 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $6/Non-Residents $8 per person Min/Max: 20/60 Prog. Number: 401522-A

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Daddy Daughter Dance

Tonight’s the night for your little princess to get all dressed up and take dad to a unique dance just for them. This special evening has it all including dancing, refreshments, and a professional photograph to commemorate the evening. Dads don’t disappoint your little girls, sign up today. This program fills fast-don’t delay! Registration taken after April 20 will be Resident $28/ Non-Resident $33. There will be no registration taken at the door. Age(s): All Ages Date(s): Friday, April 27 Time(s): 7:00-9:00 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $24/Non-Residents $28 per couple $5 each additional daughter Min/Max: 50/235 Prog. Number: 401502-A

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Special Events Durham-Perry Farmstead Open House

Step back in time to the nineteenth-century when Thomas and Margaret Durham along with their daughter and son—in-law, Martha and David Perry, built the most famous farmstead in the Kankakee River Valley. Hourly guided tours will introduce you to the rich history of the Durham and Perry families as you visit the Durham Memorial, threebay English barn, horse barn, and farm house. Pioneer farmstead life will be demonstrated. Age(s): All Ages; children must be accompanied by an adult Date: Saturday, May 5
 Time(s): 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. p.m.
 Location: Durham-Perry Farmstead at the Perry Farm Park
Fee: FREE admission

Star Gazing Night


Check out this “once in a lifetime” Venus transit in our western sky during this evening star gazing event that is open to the public. More information is coming soon in our summer recreation guide! Age(s): All Ages; children must be accompanied by an adult Date(s): Tuesday, June 5 Location: Perry Farm Park and Whispering Willows Park

PLAN AHEAD FOR SUMMER! Klash on the Kankakee Saturday & Sunday June 9 & 10

Family Fishing Derby Saturday, June 9th

Summer Concert Series

Every Tuesday starting June 26-July 31
 More information is coming soon in our summer activities guide!

Dog Day Afternoon The Park District knows how important dogs are to their families and this special event is just for them. Booths with all the experts will be available to answer any questions you might have about your dog. Prizes, raffles, free gifts, and doggie treats of all kinds will be on hand for your dog. There will be games and activities of all sorts for you and your dog to participate in. Don’t miss out on some of our event favorites such as the Dog Costume Contest, Dog Obstacle Course and the Doggie Treat Hunt. Park leash law will be strictly enforced, please comply. Age(s): All Ages Date(s): Sunday, May 20 Time(s): 12:00-4:00 p.m. Location: Perry Farm Park Fee: $1 per person SPRING 2012

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BTPD Trips Shipshewana Flea Market Each year from the first of May through the end of October, you can find hundreds of vendors selling everything from fresh fruit to handcrafted furniture at the Shipshewana Flea Market. On Tuesdays, and Wednesdays the small community of 536 comes alive with traffic lining the streets to see this “do not miss” Hoosier Tradition. If the flea market is not enough for you, walk the short distance to the wide variety of shops downtown. Don’t forget to experience the home-style Amish or Mennonite cooking! This is a great shopping trip you do not want to miss, so sing up today! Age(s): All Ages Date(s): Tuesday, May 22 Time(s): The bus will depart the Recreation Station at 7:00 a.m. and returns around 8:00 p.m. Location: Shipshewana, IN Fee: Residents $22/Non-Residents $26 Min/Max: 16/30 Prog. Number: 401330-A

Chicago Bulls The Chicago Bulls are back in action at the United Center. Join the Park District and watch 2011 MVP, Derrick Rose,and the rest of the Chicago Bulls. The bus ride will make it easy for you to enjoy the night with family and friends without the hassle of Chicago traffic. Tickets and transportation are included in the cost of the trip. Age(s): All Ages Date(s): Monday, March 26 Time(s): The bus will depart the Recreation Station at 4:45 p.m. from the Recreation Station Location: United Center, Chicago, IL Fee: Residents $65/Non-Residents $77 Min/Max: 20/27 Prog. Number: 401324-A

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7 Day Hawaiian Cruise Come and set sail to explore the Hawaiian Islands with Norwegian Cruise Line aboard the “Pride of America.” This sailing will include 2 nights’ accommodations in Honolulu before the cruise so that you can explore all of Hawaii’s sites including Waikiki Beach, Pearl Harbor, Diamond Head, Ioloani Palace, etc… Then you’ll set sail on your 7 day cruise. You’ll be on island time as you discover cascading waterfalls, active volcanoes, black, green and white sand beaches, amazing historic sites and unspoiled nature. Enjoy seven full days cruising Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the big Island of Hawaii seeing sites you’ll not want to miss! Ages: All Ages Dates:  Thursday, November 8th – Saturday, November 17th, 2012 Fee: Inside Cabin - $1710, Obstructed Ocean view cabin $1790, Balcony Cabin - $2320 based on double occupancy *Fee’s include: cruise fare, all meals on board the ship, daily breakfast on the beach in Honolulu, part charges, round-trip Motor coach transportation to and from the Recreation Station, ground transfers in Hawaii and taxes. Cost of airfare to Honolulu is not included as air is not yet available at the time of printing and will be added once available. *Trip Insurance can be purchased at an additional cost *Deposit of $400 per person is due at time of registration *Final payment is due by August 1st, 2012 *Not included is a service charge of $84 per person ($12 per day) and will be added to your onboard account and paid directly to NCL at check out

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BTPD Trips Four Winds Casino Experience the excitement at Four Winds Casino, the premier Midwest casino. The odds are in your favor when you play the hottest casino games in New Buffalo, MI. 3,000 of the most sought-after slots ranging in denominations from 1 cent to $100. Four Winds is the only casino in the area to offer million dollar jackpots. Exciting table games include Blackjack, Craps, Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Three and Four Card Poker and the World Poker Tour Poker Room. Also, discover the ultimate shopping experience at Four Winds Casino Resort! You’ll find a variety of shops, specialty boutiques and retail outlets to choose from. These are all conveniently located in the retail promenade. Fee includes transportation, $15 instant slot credit, and up to $10 food credit at the casino. Age(s): 21 & Older Date(s): Tuesday, April 10 Time(s): Bus departs Recreation Station at 8:30 a.m. and will return at 6:00 p.m. Location: New Buffalo, MI Fee: Residents $28/Non-Resident $33 Min/Max: 30/45 Prog. Number: 441308-A

Chicago Cubs vs. L. A. Dodgers

Travel with the Bourbonnais Township Park District in comfort to beautiful Wrigley Field to cheer on the Cubbies. The carter bus ride will make it easy for you to enjoy the day with family and friends without the hassle of Chicago traffic. Tickets and transportation are included in the cost of the trip. There are only a limited number of tickets available, so sign up early! Age(s): All Ages Date(s): Friday, May 4 Time(s): Bus departs Recreation Station at 11:00 a.m. and returns after the game. Location: Wrigley Field, Chicago Fee: Residents $58/Non-Residents $69 Min/Max: 30/45 Prog. Number: 401306-A

Jersey Boy’s

If you haven’t seen the smash hit Broadway Musical “Jersey Boys” you are not going to want to miss this trip. Discover the secret of a 40-year friendship: four blue-collar kids working their way from the streets of Newark to the heights of stardom becoming one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They sold 175 million records worldwide - all before they were thirty! Experience electrifiying performances of the hits that took these guys all the way t the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: “Sherry”, “Big Girls Don’t Cry”, “Rag Doll”, “Oh What a Night”, “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”, and more. Tickets and Transportation are included. *Jersey Boys contains strong language and may be inappropriate for kids under the age of 16. Age(s): All Ages, 16 & older is suggested Date(s): Friday, April 13 Time(s): The Coach Bus will depart the Recreation Station at 5:00 p.m. Location: Bank of America Theatre, Chicago Fee: Residents $86/Non-Residents $100 Min/Max: 25/35 Prog. Number: 401344-A

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Chicago Cubs vs. New York Mets

Travel with the Bourbonnais Township Park District in comfort to beautiful Wrigley Field to cheer on the Cubbies. The carter bus ride will make it easy for you to enjoy the day with family and friends without the hassle of Chicago traffic. Tickets and transportation are included in the cost of the trip. There are only a limited number of tickets available, so sign up early! Age(s): All Ages Date(s): Wednesday, June 27 Time(s): Bus departs Recreation Station at 11:00 a.m. and returns after the game. Location: Wrigley Field, Chicago Fee: Residents $58/Non-Residents $69 Min/Max: 30/45 Prog. Number: 401306-B

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s m a r g o r P Adult Community Garden Plots

Do you long for garden fresh vegetables but have no space to plant a garden? How about renting a garden plot? Gardening enthusiasts will want to take advantage of garden plots available at the Perry Farm Park this summer. Garden plots are 20’ X 20’ and may begin being used after the ground has been tilled, around May 1, with plots being cleared by November 1, 2012. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis and is ONLY taken at the Perry Farm House. To register you must come to the Perry Farm House for your plot assignment and pay the fees. Registrants will be provided with rules at that time. Age(s): Adults Date(s): Registration Begins: Monday, April 16 Gardening Dates: May 1 – November 1, 2012 Location: Perry Farm Fee: Residents $50/Non-Residents $60, plus $50 deposit.

Getting Smart about Money

FREE PROGRA

If there are assets you want to M protect, risks you want to address, income you need to grow or plans for genuine financial security that you need to make, you won’t want to miss this no-nonsense, down-to-earth, practical and put-you-in-charge presentation by an area professional in the insurance and financial services industry. This seminar workshop will be an examination of several strategies to help you get from where you are today to where you want to be in the future. Young and old, experienced with money and inexperienced, will find something of value. Please pre-register if you plan on attending this free seminar. Instructor: Randy Van Fossan, Country Financial Age(s): 18 years & older Date(s): Tuesday, April 17 Time(s): 6:00-8:00 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Free Min/Max: 2/24 Prog. Number: 441951-A

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Whispering Willows Open Fishing Days The pond at Whispering Willows pond is opening up for catch and release fishing on select days throughout the year. Fishing is allowed from dawn to dusk and you must have a valid IL fishing license if you are over the age of 16. Bank and pier fishing only; no boating allowed and please remember to keep the pond and park areas clean and safe.
 Age(s): All Ages; children must be accompanied by an adult Date: March 23-25, April 6- 8, and May 26- 28
 Time(s): Dawn to Dusk
 Location: Whispering Willows Park; 1451 N. 4000E Road in Kankakee
 Fee: FREE

Intro To Digital Photography

In this six week course students will be instructed in how to expose photographs, compose photos and familiarize themselves with camera equipment. The class also provides hands on experience where students will learn camera settings and its functions, which lens are best used, camera care and flash photography. Participants must own a digital camera. At the end of class students will be able to go out to a Park District park and shoot their best nature photo to be displayed on the BTPD website and possible future advertisement. Instructor: Wayne Baranowski Age(s): 18 years & older Date(s): Wednesdays, April 25 – May 23 Time(s): 6:00-7:30 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $48/Non-Resident$58 Min/Max: 6/12 Prog. Number: 441945-A

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s e n t i F & h t al e H / s c i t e l Adult Ath Yoga Basics

This five week course aims to master the fundamentals and principles of forward folds, backbends, and twists while starting your deeper understanding of yoga. Appropriate for all skill levels. These classes are great if you have never done yoga before, if you are returning to yoga after a break, or if you are a regular student interested in strengthening the foundation of your practice. Every class ends with pranayama (breathing exercises) and an extended, deeply relaxing guided Meditation. Please bring a yoga mat and light blanket. Instructor:  Kalyani (Amy Eley) Age(s):  16 years & olders Date(s):  Mondays, Session I – March 26 – April 23 Session II – May 7 – June 11 Time(s):  6:00-7:00 p.m. Location:  Recreation Station Fee:  Residents $32/Non-Resident $42 Min/Max:  6/25 Prog. Number:  Session I – 441807-A Session II – 441807-B

Get Fit (Total Body Work Out)

This class is similar to the old Total Body Work Out but with a little more kick. In this class you will be using step up blocks along with toning and defining your muscles while using resistant bands.  Kim Cole, our certified aerobics instructor and personal trainer, will provide the opportunity everyone is looking for to tighten their upper and lower body while improving confidence and self-esteem with a positive and enthusiastic atmosphere.  Whether you are a beginner or advanced, this workout is for everyone!  Steps do not have to be used by everyone. Instructor: Kim Cole, Certified Aerobics and Personal Trainer Age(s): 18 years & older Date(s): Tuesdays & Thursdays Session I – March 20 – April 12 Session II – April 24 – May 17 Time(s): 5:30-6:15 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $25/Non-Residents $30 Min/Max: 6/21 Prog. Number: Session I – 441422-A Session II – 441422-B

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Vinyasa Flow Yoga

This is a vigorous multi-level yoga class which builds heat and stamina through sun salutations and standing poses. Creative and stimulating, these classes include the vinyasa form and more challenging postures such as inversions and lotus poses. Options are offered that can make the poses more or less challenging, but students need some experience with yoga to be able to understand the options offered and decide which is appropriate for them. This class is for those with some yoga experience in asana (poses) or for those who are physically fit. Classes include Asana (postures), Pranayama (breaching exercises), Meditation and Deep Relaxation. Topics on Yogic Lifestyle, Diet, Cleansing Techniques and Energy Anatomy will also be introduced. Please bring yoga mat and shawl/ light blanket. Instructor: Kalyani (Amy Eley) Age(s):  16 years & olders Date(s): Mondays, Session I – March 26 – April 23 Session II – May 7 – June 11 Time(s):  7:15-8:45 p.m. Location:  Recreation Station Fee:  Residents $42/Non-Resident $52 Min/Max:  6/25 Prog. Number: Session I – 441838-A Session II – 441838-B

Zumba

Zumba combines high energy and motivating music with unique moves and combinations that allow the participants to dance away their worries. It is based on the principle that a workout should be “fun and easy to do” while achieving long-term health benefits.  Zumba is a “feel happy” workout that is great for both the body and the mind. Instructor: Tara Wells Age(s): 18 years & older Date(s): Wednesdays, March 21 – April 25 Time(s): 6:30-7:30 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $40/Non-Residents $48 Min/Max: 6/15 Prog. Number: 441846-A

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Adult Athletics/Health & Fitness Therapeutic Tai Chi Tai Chi is the slow, harmonious physical fitness system practiced in China for thousands of years. Based on traditional systems, Therapeutic Tai Chi had been developed as a practical approach to achieve and maintain wellness through gentle stretching, calm movement, and relaxation.  Therapeutic Tai Chi has been developed with the guidance of Medical Doctors, Psychiatrists, Physical Therapists, Psychologists, and Exercise Physiologists to be beneficial for people of all ages and abilities. Instructor: Colleen Leinart Age(s): 16 years & older Date(s):  Tuesdays, April 3 – May 22 Time(s): 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Location: Willowhaven Interpretive Center Fee: Residents $30/Non-Residents $36 Min/Max: 6/15 Prog. Number: 441817-A

Adult Athletic Leagues Registration

Teams may register at the Recreation Station or Perry Farm on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration forms, roster forms and league rules are available online at www.btpd.org. Teams must pay a $100 non-refundable deposit when registering. The remaining balance will be due by the registration deadline.

Summer Softball Leagues

All games are played at our new Diamond Point Park featuring four total softball diamonds, two lighted diamonds and fenced in dugouts. All leagues are 12”. First games begin at 6:00 p.m. Diamond Point Park is an alcohol free park.

LEAGUES AVAILABLE: MEN’S Monday’s starting June 4 CHURCH Tuesday’s starting May 29

Summer Sand Volleyball Leagues

NEW This is a new league at Diamond Point Park held at our newly implemented sand volleyball court. Two divisions offer recreational and competitive play for adults 18 and older. The format will be 6 players v 6 players, 3 males and 3 females on each team. There will be 8 regular season games with a single game elimination tournament. First games begin at 6:00 p.m. Diamond Point Park is an alcohol free park. LEAGUES AVAILABLE: CO-ED RECREATION Thursday’s starting June 7 CO-ED COMPETITIVE Monday’s starting June 4 Early Bird Deadline: Wednesday, May 9 Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 23 Registration Fees: Early Bird Registration $220/team Regular Registration $270/team

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Included in Summer Softball League

14 Regular Season Games. Season Ending Double Elimination Tournament. 2 Sanctioned NSA Umpires Per Game. 2 Games Per Night. Updated Schedules and Standings. Cash prizes . Early Bird Deadline: Wednesday, May 2 Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 16 Registration Fees: Early Bird Registration $625/team Regular Registration $675/team Prog. Number: 441419

Summer Kickball League

NEW This is a new league at Diamond Point Park that will make you feel like you’re in elementary school again. A co-ed division will be offered for adults 18 years and older. Kickball is a fun recreational sport that anyone can play and is a great way to stay active and fit. There will be 5 males and 5 females on the field with one official. Teams will play 8 regular season games and a single elimination tournament. First games will start at 6:00 p.m. Diamond Point Park is an alcohol free park. Leagues Available: Co-ed Recreation Starts June 6 Early Bird Deadline: Wednesday, May 9 Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 23 Registration Fees: Early Bird Registration $235/team After May 9 $285/team

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s m a r g o r P 50+ Card Parties

Do you love playing cards? We have just the thing for you here at the BTPD! Come meet with your friends and enjoy conversation and coffee. A different kind of card game will be played each afternoon on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Please feel free to bring in snacks to share. All playing levels are welcome. Age(s): 50+ Date(s): Tuesdays – Euchre Wednesdays – Canasta Thursdays – Euchre Fridays – Pinochle Time(s): 12:00 – 3:30 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Free Min/Max: 30 Max

Munch & Mingle

The Park District is bringing you an afternoon of food and fun once a month at the Recreation Station. Each month will have a special theme and a delicious meal will be served. Be sure to also take advantage of the bingo and socialization opportunities. Please register at least one week in advance for this program. Ages(s): 50+ Date(s): Mondays, Session I –March 12 Session II – April 9 Session III – May 14 Time(s): 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: $7 per person per day Min/Max: 10/60 Max Prog. Number: 451001

Transportation

Transportation is available for 50+ to our Munch & Mingle Program and to all of our evening 50+ programs. If you are in need of this service, please sign up at any of our facilities. Be sure to fill out the 50+ Transportation form with directions to your home. You will receive a phone call from the BTPD a couple of days before pick up to let you know what time we will be there. There is a $5 round trip fee. Pick up and Drop Off is offered to Residents ONLY! Pre-Registration is required!

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Dinner Dine–N–Dash

Join the BTPD for an evening full of food and adventure. Once a month we will venture off to a different restaurant. Meal and gratuity are not included in the fee. First we’ll visit P.F. Chang’s China Bistro in Orland Park, next we will go to Olive Garden in Matteson, and we’ll finish the spring by enjoying Heaven on Seven in Naperville! You must be registered at least one week in advance so that reservations may be made. Age(s): 50+ Date(s): Mondays, Session I – March 5 – P.F. Chang’s China Bistro Session II – April 2 – Olive Garden Session III – May 7 – Heaven on Seven Time(s): Bus will depart Recreation Station at 4:30 p.m. and return after dinner. Location(s): March - P.F. Chang’s China Bistro 14135 S LaGrange Rd., Orland Park, IL 60462 April - Olive Garden 5220 W 211th St., Matteson, IL 60443 May - Heaven on Seven 224 S Main St., Naperville, IL 60540 Fee: Residents $8/Non-Residents $10 Min/Max: 6/13 Prog. Number: Session I – 451007-A Session II – 451007-B Session III – 451007-C

Senior Picnic & Concert

Registration Begins May 10 Registration Deadline June 10 Join us for an old-fashioned summer picnic at the Perry Farm Park. Participants will enjoy good food, fresh air, sunshine and the company of old friends and new acquaintances. The picnic dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. and will be followed by a concert in the park at 7:00 p.m. Be sure to bring your lawn chair or blanket for the concert. The Park District provides everything for dinner. You must be registered by June 10! Bourbonnais Township Residents Only! You must have a ticket to enter the picnic! Tickets can only be picked up at the Recreation Station, 770 E. Franklin St., Bradley. This event fills up within days; a wait list will be taken in the event it is full before the deadline. Age(s): 50+ Date(s): Tuesday, June 26 Time(s): Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Location: Perry Farm Park Fee: $7 per person, Must have ticket to enter Min/Max: 260 Max Prog. Number: 451502-A

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50+ Programs Grandparent/Child Easter Egg Decorating

Hey Grandparents, grab your grandkids and head over for this wonderful event. Give mom and dad some time away from their kids and give yourself some quality time with your grandchildren. Participants will be decorating eggs, enjoying an egg hunt, playing games, making a craft, and enjoying snacks. Please Pre-Register for this event. Age(s): All Ages Date(s): Saturday, March 31 Time(s): 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee Per Person: Residents $7/Non-Residents $9 Min/Max: 6/25 Prog. Number: 401201-A

Visit to The Holocaust Museum in Skokie, IL

The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie, Illinois, opened in 2009, tells the story of the Holocaust through richly designed, interactive exhibitions that will both move and inspire you. Join us in spending time learning and remembering this period in history. When we arrive in Skokie, we will first eat a light lunch at Panera Bread, and then spend the afternoon at the Museum.

March Loves Movies

Are you tired of the winter cold and looking for an enjoyable evening out? Come join us at the Willowhaven Interpretive Center for two movie evenings this March! We will enjoy a different movie each night, and snacks, coffee, and tea will be provided. Sign up for one or both! Age(s): 50+ Date(s): Tuesday, March 6 – Singin’ in the Rain Tuesday, March 20 – To Kill A Mockingbird Time(s): 6:00 p.m. Location: The Willowhaven Interpretive Center, 1451 N 4000 E Road, Kankakee Fee: Residents $6/Non-Residents $8 Min/Max: 10/75 Prog. Number: 451527-A 451527-B

Age(s): 50+ Date(s): Tuesday, May 1 Time(s): 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Location: Bus will depart from the Recreation Station at 9:00 a.m. and will return by 4:00 p.m. Fee: $17, money for lunch not included in fee Min/Max: 11/14 Prog. Number: 451308-A

St. Patrick’s Day Grandparent Bingo

This is a special night of bingo for just you and your grandchildren. There will be regular and special games played. Prizes will be awarded to all bingo winners. Come spend St. Patrick’s Day with us! Instructor: BTPD Staff Age(s): All Ages Date(s): Friday, March 16 Time(s): 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee Per Person: Residents $7/Non-Residents $9 Min/Max: 10/25 Prog. Number: 451526-A

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BINGO!

Join us each Monday afternoon for Bingo. The room will open an hour early to give you an opportunity to eat lunch or socialize with friends. Please arrive by 11:45 a.m. as bingo will promptly begin at 12:00. Age(s): 50+ Date(s): Mondays (Excluding Holidays) Time(s): 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee(s): $2 per person Min/Max: 60 Max Prog. Number: 31001

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50+ Programs Welcome to the 60’s!

The Kankakee Valley Theatre has been providing quality live entertainment to the Kankakee area for almost 50 years. Come with us to their upcoming spring musical production of “Hairspray” Get ready to be swept into 1960’s Baltimore, where the 50’s are over and there is a change brewing! Our heroine is Tracy Turnblad, a plussized beauty with a passion for dancing. Luck has it that the “Corny Collins Show” is advertising a “dance off” for a coveted spot on their popular dance show. Just like that, Tracy has the opportunity to go from being an outsider to being a teen celebrity. Can she win the dance off, defeat the in-crowd, win the heart of the fabulous Link Larkin and integrate a TV show without mussing that fantastic hairdo? You will love being transported to the 1960s with this fabulous musical. Registration Deadline: April 16 Age(s): 50+ Date(s): Sunday, April 29 Time(s): 1:00 meet at Rec Station, 2:00 p.m. show Location: Meet at the Recreation Station to travel together to Lincoln Cultural Center in Kankakee Fee: Residents $18/Non-Residents $21 Min/Max: 15/33 Prog. Number: 451309-A

Long Grove Chocolate Fest

Long Grove invites you to enjoy the annual Long Grove Chocolate Fest! You and your friends will enjoy chocolaty treats, live music, great food, and distinctive shopping in the charming village of Long Grove. Enjoy chocolate demonstrations and workshops, wine parings, live music all over town, trendy shopping and art galleries. We will depart from the Recreation Station at 9:30 a.m., and arrive back by 4:30 p.m. Fee includes your transportation; please bring additional money for food, shopping, and chocolate! Age(s): 50+ Date(s): Saturday, May 5 Time(s): 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Location: Long Grove, IL Fee: Residents $5/Non-Residents $7 (does not include additional costs of food, shopping, etc.) Min/Max: 8/33 Program Number: 451310-A

SPRING 2012

Volunteer at Center of Hope

Looking for a new way to get involved NEW in our community? Center of Hope provides food to 650 + local families every week. Come with us as we spend 3 Wednesdays helping organize and distribute food to these families in need. You may sign up for one, two, or all three dates. Age(s): 50+ Date(s): Wednesdays, May 2, 9, 16 Time(s): 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Location: Bus will depart from the Recreation Station at 8:30 a.m. and return by 12:30 p.m. Fee: Free Min/Max: 6 Max Prog. Number: 451307-A 451307-B 451307-C

Back By Popular Demand! “America’s Wartime Sweethearts” @ White Fence Farm Join us at White Fence Farm for a delicious lunch and a performance by The Legacy Girls. The Legacy Girls will bring us back to the 1930s and 1940s, Andrews Sisters Style, with amazing harmonies, costumes, and choreography - not to mention comedic flair! Lunch will include salads, corn fritters, potatoes, a beverage, vanilla ice cream, and of course White Fence Farm’s famous fried chicken! The show will begin after lunch. Bus ride, lunch (including tax & gratuity), and show ticket are included in the fee. Age(s): 50+ Date(s): Thursday, April 26th Time(s): The bus will depart the Recreation Station at 10:30 a.m. and return around 4:00 p.m. Location: White Fence Farm, Romeoville Fee: Residents $46/Non-Residents $59 Min/Max: 16/33 Program Number: 451305-A

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REGISTRATION Mail to: BTPD Rec. Registration

770 E. Franklin St., Bradley, IL 60915 or fax to (815) 935-2645 with credit card information and signature

Please Print Legibly

How to Register – Walk-in and mail-in registrations are accepted at the Recreation Station, Perry Farm House and Exploration Station. Registration by phone is not accepted. Full payment is due at the time of registration. It is advised to register early because of limited space. If a program fills, interested participants will be placed on a waiting list and every effort will be made to accommodate that request. Cancellations must be received at least 48 hours before the start of each session in order to receive a refund. There are no exceptions to this policy.

Last Name

First Name

Street Address

Cell Phone #

City

Zip

Emergency Contact Name & Telephone #

Participant’s Name

Age

Birth Date

 Yes

Gender

Program Name

Program #

Shirt Size

Fee

 No

Accepted by:

Manner of payment: Check #:

Date entered:

Cash:

Cardholder’s Signature:

WAIVER AND RELEASE OF ALL CLAIMS AND PERMISSION TO SECURE TREATMENT

** Please read this form carefully and be aware in registering yourself or your minor child(ren)/ward(s) for participation in any program(s) of the Bourbonnais Township Park District, you will be waiving and releasing all claims for injuries you or your child(ren)/ward(s) might sustain arising therefrom and also giving permission to secure treatment for any said injuries. I recognize and acknowledge that there are certain risks of physical injury to participants in the program(s), and I agree to assume the sole and full risk of any injuries, damages or losses regardless of severity which I or my minor child(ren)/ward(s) may sustain as a result of participating in any and all activities connected with or associated with any such program(s). I agree to waive and relinquish any and all claims I, or my minor child(ren)/ ward(s), may have against the Bourbonnais Township Park District and its officers, agents, servants and employees as a result of participating in the program(s). I do hereby fully release and discharge the Bourbonnais Township Park District and its officers, agents, servants and employees from any and all claims resulting from injuries, damages or losses which I, or my minor child(ren)/ ward(s), may have or which may accrue to me or my minor child(ren)/ward(s) and arising out of, connected with, or in any way associated with the activities of the program(s). I further agree to indemnify and hold harmless and defend, at my sole expense, the Bourbonnais Township Park District and its officers, agents, servants and employees from any and all claims resulting from injuries, damages or

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Work Telephone #

E-mail Address

Do you need any special accommodations? Total Paid #:

Home Telephone #

Family ID#:

CC#:

Exp. Date:

MasterCard or VISA

Auth#:

losses sustained by me or my minor child(ren)/ward(s) arising out of, connected with, or in any way associated with the activities of the program(s). In the event of any emergency, I authorize the Bourbonnais Township Park District representatives to secure from any licensed hospital, physician and/or medical personnel any treatment deemed necessary by them for the immediate care of me or my child(ren)/ ward(s), and I agree that I will be solely responsible for payment of any and all medical services rendered with no right to recovery, having waived my right to same from the Bourbonnais Township Park District, its representatives, or its insurance provider. I have read and fully understand the details of the program(s) and agree to abide by this Waiver and Release of All Claims and Permission to Secure Treatment. I have carefully read the Waiver and Release of All Claims and Permission to Secure Treatment and understand that my signature below acknowledges same and is required in order to participate in Park District programs. Parental signature is required for participants under the age of 18 years. Dated: Signature:

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(a place for hands on discovery, creative play and exploration.) Located on Perry Farm Park 459 N. Kennedy Drive, Bourbonnais, IL 60914 Phone: (815)933-9905

Exploration Station Hours: Closed: Mondays (September - March, excluding certain holidays) Monday (April - August), Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday: 10:00 - 5:30 p.m. Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Will be Open: Mondays, March 5 & 26 Will be Closed: Mondays, March 12 & 19, Sunday, April, 8 and Monday, May 28

Check out the Exploration Station! • Illumination • Wreck Resort Auto Repair Center • Shop-a-Lot Market • Lickety Split Soda • Shop & Diner • Invention Center • Postal Office • Safety Place • My House

Daily Admission Rates Exploration Station Members: Free $6.00 per person (Prices subject to change) Bourbonnais Twp. Residents receive a $2.00 off admission discount. Children 1 year and younger are admitted free. Children must be accompanied by a paid museum attendee 18 years or older. Adult visitors must be accompanied by a paid child. Registration at the front desk is required for all museum visitors. Adult visitors must show photo ID upon admittance. BTPD Staff has the right to refuse entry into the museum. *Live Animal Room – $1.00 per person

Check out our Website –

www.exploration-station.org for information on: • Memberships • Birthday Parties & Rentals • Group Visits • And so Much More!

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we would love to see you!

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Step back in time and experience the Exploration Station like never before as it is transformed into a small village in the 15th Century. Feast like a king, shake hands with a knight, interact with the local folk all whle supporting the Exploration Station. This is a fundraiser supporting the vision of the Exploration Station. There will be food, beverages, auction items, raffle, entertainment and more. Age(s): 21 & Older Date(s): Friday, April 13 Time(s): 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. Location: Exploration Station… a children’s museum Fee: Tickets $25/person (includes food and drinks)

All Proceeds Support New Exhibits at the Exploration Station.

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BTPD 2012 Spring Brochure  

Bourbonnais Township Park District 2012 Spring Brochure containing program information for March, April and May.

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