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Table of Contents Contents................................................2 Be a Volunteer Sign-up.........................3 Early Learning Station .........................4 Preschool Programs..............................5 Exploration Station Programs............13 Youth & Teen Programs......................16 Youth Athletics....................................20 Willowhaven Nature Programs............22 Special Events......................................24 Adult Programs...................................26 Adult Athletics/Health & Fitness..........27 BTPD Trips............................................28 50+.......................................................30

Perry Farm House – Administrative Office 459 N. Kennedy Drive, Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914 Phone: (815) 933-9905 • Fax: (815) 933-5468 Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Recreation Station 770 E. Franklin, Bradley, Illinois 60915. Phone: (815) 933-9905 Ext. 2 • Fax (815) 933-5468. Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Exploration Station®…a children’s museum 1095 W. Perry, Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914 Phone: (815) 933-9905 • Fax: (815) 933-5468 Office Hours: Tuesday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Hours: 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. CLOSED MONDAYS – Excluding School Holidays

Willowhaven Nature Center

1451 N 4000 E. Road Kankakee, IL 60901. Phone: (815) 933-9905 Fax (815) 933-5468 Visit btpd.org for hours and activities.

Registration.........................................33 Interests / E-mail Form........................34 Exploration Station Information........35

Parks

ALL PARKS OPEN DAWN to DUSK

Perry Farm Park 459 N. Kennedy Drive, Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914 Residents of the Bourbonnais Township Park District are those who live in the Villages of Bradley and Bourbonnais, and all of rural Bourbonnais.

Commissioners President – Wayne Delabre Vice President – Donna Brown Commissioner – Brian Hebert Commissioner – Denny Lehnus Commissioner – Kim Bennett

Whispering Willows Park 1451 N. 4000 E. Road, Kankakee, Illinois 60901

Diamond Point Park 6279 N. 1000 W. Rd., Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914

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We Need You! The Bourbonnais Township Park District needs you to share your time and talents. By doing so you will meet great people, enjoy the outdoors, make a difference in the community, and have fun! Get started today! Fill out the volunteer interest form below and return it to: Premier Volunteer Program, 459 N. Kennedy Dr., Bourbonnais.

NAME:______________________________________________________________________________________ ADDRESS:_ ______________________________________________________ CITY:_______________________ PHONE #________________________________________________________ CELL #______________________ E – MAIL:____________________________________________________________________________________ Are you under 18 years of age? q Yes q No I am interested in volunteering with the following age groups. Please check all that apply: q Preschool q Youth q Teens q Adults q Seniors q Any Please indicate your areas of interest: q Children’s Events/Programs

q Teen Events/Programs

q Senior Events/Programs

q Special Events

q Willowhaven Nature Center

q Parks/Trails/Prairies

q Gardening/Flowerbeds

q Exploration Station . . . a children’s museum

q Perry Farm Living History

q Other____________________________________

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n o i t a t S g n i n r a e L y l r a E Early Learning Station BOURBONNAIS TOWNSHIP PARK DISTRICT

3-4 YEAR OLD PROGRAM

The 3 year old thematic based program is designed for one of a child’s first experiences in a “school” setting. Our program will stress socialization, cooperative play, fine motor skills, sharing and following directions, and the beginnings of letter and name recognition. Must be 3 by September 1, 2013.

4-5 YEAR OLD PROGRAM

The 4 year old phonics based curriculum will help develop the academic and social skills needed for entering kindergarten in area school districts. Our program stresses the development of independence and academic skills through learning centers, structured activities, socialization, cooperative play and dramatic play and sharing. Must be 4 by September 1, 2013

Program Guidelines and Registration • A BTPD registration form must be submitted along with a copy of a birth certificate and a $35 non – refundable administration fee. • Children must be of the appropriate 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 • Monthly Program - No Contracts • Children attending a program may, for an additional fee, participate in the Play and Learn or Afternoon Adventure programs until 6:00 p.m. • Snow dates will not be made up. • Refunds will not be given under any circumstances.

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Building A Bright Future! Early Learning Station Preschool Programs 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, physical, 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 independent prior to the first day of class. Sessions are divided according to age. Child should be 3 or 4 by September 1, 2013.

A specially designed hand-on curriculum includes: • Phonics & Reading • Math & Science Projects • Computer Centers

• Art & Craft Projects • Educational Field Trips • Music & Movement

*Unique features include use of Exploration Station a Children’s Museum and Perry Farm Park.

Preschool Session Options Sessions run September 5/6, 2013 until May 15/16, 2014 Ages: 3-4 years (by September 1, 2013) 4-5 years (by September 1, 2013) Days: 2 day (T/Th), 3 day (M/W/F) or 5 day (M-F)

8:45-11:00 am Session 2 day Resident $90 – Non-Resident $107 a session 3 day Resident $127 – Non-Resident $152 a session 5 day Resident 4196 – Non-Resident $236 a session

12:45-2:30 pm Session 2 day Resident $80 – Non-Resident $97 a session 3 day Resident $117 – Non-Resident $142 a session 5 day Resident $185 – Non-Resident $226 a session

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Early Morning Round Up

This program involves low key activities like reading stories, playing board games 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. $10 registration fee required can include Play and Learn and Afternoon Adventure. 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

Afternoon Adventure

This program is for preschoolers who would like extra activities and adventure in the afternoon. Themes will include music, art projects, games and much more. Transportation may be provided to and from schools located within Bourbonnais Township. Children must be toilet trained prior to the first day of class. $10 registration fee required.

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Get ready for all day kindergarten

This class is designed for morning or afternoon preschoolers or those who aren’t yet in school and would benefit from additional activities. The class includes many types of recreational activities. Transportation may be provided to and from schools located within Bourbonnais Township. Children must be toilet independent prior to the first day of class. Can be combined with Afternoon Adventure. $10 registration fee required can include Play and Learn and Afternoon Adventure.

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 $220 and save $20 Non-Residents – Buy 20 days in advance for $280 and save $20. (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

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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: Resident $8 per child each afternoon Non Resident $10 per child each afternoon *20 day discount Residents- Buy 20 days in advance for $140 and save $20/ Non-Residents Buy 20 days in advance for $180 and save $20. (Sorry no refunds for unused days) Min/Max: Call for availability One $10 registration fee can cover all three programs for the school year. Registration fee number for all EPA programs: Bradley & Non-Residents: 516008-A Bourbonnais Residents: 516008-B

Preschool 101

Everyone can use extra learning time. Come join us and work on skills that preschoolers need for kindergarten. Fine motor, large motor, cognitive skills and more will be used in this program that incorporates learning with play. Instructor: Amy Pacholski Age(s): 3 – 5 years Date(s): Tuesdays & Thursdays, February 11 – 20 Time(s): 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $34/Non-Residents $40 Min/Max: 6/12 Prog. Number: 311074-A

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Preschool Programs All By Myself

This class is designed to ease separation fears and encourage independence. Children will have fun in a semi structured environment. This program will allow children to develop self-esteem and enhance social skills through songs, games, art and story time. Prerequisite: Child must have been enrolled in the fall 2013 sessions of All By Myself or with approval of instructor. Instructor: Tammy Marcotte Age(s): 2 years by September 17, 2013 Date(s):

Prog. Number:

Session A – Mondays, January 6 – February 3

311913-A

Session B – Wednesdays, January 8 – February 5 311913-B Session C – Fridays, January 10 – February 7

311913-C

Session D – Mondays, February 17 –March 17

311913-D

Session E – Wednesdays, February 19 – March 19 311913-E Session F – Fridays, February 21 – March 21

311913-F

Time(s): 9:00 – 10:45 a.m. Location: Perry Farm House Fee: Residents $41/ Non-Residents $46 Min/Max: 8/10 per session

Three Between

On My Own

Themes taught will help teach some skills as well as socialization skills. Songs, games, stories, and hands on activities are used to make for an enjoyable experience. Child must be able to communicate needs to instructor. Prerequisite: Child must have been enrolled in the fall 2013 session of Three’s Between or with approval of instructor.

The instructor will guide your child through fun activities that will help develop their independence. Different themes will be introduced through the season. Socializing, learning to share, playing games and listening to stories will be included in the programs. Child must be 2 by January 15, 2014.

Instructor: Tammy Marcotte Age(s): 3 years by September 17, 2013 Date(s):

Instructor: Tammy Marcotte Age(s): 2 – 3 years Date(s):

Prog. Number:

Prog. Number:

Session A: Tuesdays, January 7 – February 4

311912-A

Session A: Tuesdays, January 14 – January 28

311970-A

Session B: Thursdays, January 9 – February 6

311912-B

Session B: Thursdays, January 16 – January 30

311970-B

Session C: Tuesdays, February 18 – March 18

311912-C

Session C: Tuesdays, February 25 – March 11

311970-C

Session D: Thursdays, February 20- March 20

311912-D

Session D: Thursdays, February 27- March 13

311970-D

Time(s): 9:00 – 10:45 a.m. Location: Perry Farm House Fee: Residents $41/ Non-Residents $46 Min/Max: 8/10

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Time(s): 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Location: Perry Farm House Fee: Residents $30/ Non-Residents $34 Min/Max: 8/10

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EW Dress in your favorite fairy costume and come explore the magical and wonderful world of fairies! Enjoy stories and create some new ones about our fairy friends. Add some sparkly crafts to your fun too! Instructor: Sandy Saathoff Age(s): 3 – 5 years Date(s): Monday, Wednesday & Friday, February 3 – 7 Time(s): 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $30/Non-Residents $36 Min/Max: 6/12 Prog. Number: 311721-A

Pirates Ahoy Matey

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If you love water and fun this program is for you!! Explore those that live under the sea, make a boat and find some treasure. Have fun with science and learn about what floats and what sinks. Instructor: Sandy Saathoff Age(s): 3 – 5 years Date(s): Fridays, March 7 – 21 Time(s): 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $32/Non-Residents $39 Min/Max: 6/12 Prog. Number: 311728-A

Old Lady Who...

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Have you read about the Old Lady who does a lot of different things? Well, this time we will hear about the old lady who swallowed snow!!! Join us for a story, crafts and fun! Instructor: Sandy Saathoff Age(s): 3 – 5 years Date(s): Fridays, January 10 – 24 Time(s): 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $24/Non-Residents $29 Min/Max: 6/12 Prog. Number: 311971-A

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Parent & Child Program

Colors here, colors there, colors are everywhere! We’ll introduce your child to the colorful world around them as we sing, dance and paint our way through the colors of the rainbow and more. Fee includes an adult and child. Parent participates in program. Instructor: Felicia Rattin Age(s): 2 – 5 years Date(s): Tuesdays & Thursdays, February 4 – 13 Time(s): 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $26/Non-Residents $31 Min/Max: 6/10 Prog. Number: 311222-A

Learning Through LEGOS

Using LEGO bricks enhances skills such as patterning, shape formation, addition, subtraction and interaction through cooperation and problem solving. Not only are the kids having fun, they’re learning as well. Instructor: Sandy Saathoff Age(s): 3½ – 5 years Date(s): Monday, Wednesday & Friday, February 24 – 28 Time(s): 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $30/Non-Residents $36 Min/Max: 6/12 Prog. Number: 311950-A

Games Galore

Stuck inside because of the weather? Let’s have fun playing board games and more. Try Candyland the TV version or make a game to take home. Come enjoy the games of yesterday and learn at the same time. Instructor: Felicia Rattin Age(s): 4 – 6 years Date(s): Mondays, January 20 – February 10 Time(s): 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $28/Non-Residents $33 Min/Max: 6/12 Prog. Number: 311806-A

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Abracadabra! Join us for lots of hands on math fun. Participants will count, sort, measure and match their way through a variety of games, crafts and songs. What a great way to develop math skills. Instructor: Amy Pacholski Age(s): 3½ – 6 years Date(s): Tuesdays & Thursdays, January 21 – 30 Time(s): 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $34/Non-Residents $40 Min/Max: 6/12 Prog. Number: 311954-A

Color My World

Mother Goose on the Loose

Parent & Child Program

Memorization is a great way to stimulate learning. Become familiar with a variety of nursery rhymes. Arts and crafts will be a part of learning the rhymes. Fee includes an adult and child. Parent participates in program. Instructor: Felicia Rattin Age(s): 2 – 5 years Date(s): Tuesdays, February 18 – March 11 Time(s): 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $30/Non-Residents $36 Min/Max: 6/12 Prog. Number: 311942-A

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Preschool Programs Preschool Safety Town Gatherings Instructor: BTPD Staff Age(s): 2 – 5 years Time(s): 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Location: Safety Town Fee: Residents $6/ Non-Residents $8 Min/Max: 8/14

Gingerbread Holiday

Snowflakes and Snowmen

The wonders of winter are just a snowflake away. Children will celebrate the winter season by making snow crafts, playing games, singing songs about snow and making treats. How to be safe at home is also included in this gathering. Date: Thursday, January 16 Prog. Number: 311505-A

Gingerbread is a tasty part of the winter holidays. Create a gingerbread decoration, sing songs, listen to a holiday story, play games and have a gingery treat. Learn about some kitchen safety while enjoying this gathering.

Have a Heart

Date: Thursday, December 5 Prog. Number: 311504-A

Date: Thursday, February 6 Prog. Number: 311506-A

An Afternoon with . . .

Santa and Mrs. Claus Come share an enjoyable afternoon with our special visitors from the North Pole. Children age 8 and younger can visit Santa and Mrs. Claus, decorate cookies, sip hot chocolate and make an ornament. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Registration deadline November 29. Age(s): 8 & under Date(s): Saturday, December 7 Time(s): 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $6/ Non-Residents $7 Prog. Number: 311513-A

Calling all cupids! Join the fun as we concentrate on the color red by making Valentine crafts, playing heart games and enjoying snacks. Keeping your heart and body healthy will be taught in this gathering.

Gingerbread Workshop  

Celebrate the holidays by creating a delicious decoration made from sweet treats. Parents and children can customize preassembled gingerbread houses with candy canes, licorice ropes and gum drops and more. Enjoy a treat and make a gingerbread craft. Register now and bring a cardboard box to transport your creation. Registration is per family/one house; an additional child can decorate a house for $18.) Register for Afternoon with Santa and show him your work of art. Registration deadline November 29. Instructor: Tammy Marcotte Date(s): Saturday, December 7 Time(s): 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $18/Non-Residents $21 Min/Max: 6/14 Prog. Number: 311516-A

Holiday Tea with My Doll and Me

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, snacks, and even some tea for sipping! There will be crafts and a mini fashion show for you and your doll! Pre-registration is required. Instructor: Tammy Marcotte Age(s): 3 – 10 years Date(s): Thursday, December 12 Time(s): 6:00-7:30 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $6/ Non-Residents $7 Prog. Number: 311527-A

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Preschool Programs Preschool Ornament Making

Children will make beautiful ornaments to hang on the tree and cherish for years to come. Several ornaments with different themes will be created and a snack will be served during this fun afternoon. Come to one or two sessions, each will have different creations. Instructor: Sandy Saathoff Age(s): 3 ½ -6 years Date(s):

Prog. Number:

Session A: Tuesday, December 3

311903-A

Session B: Monday, December 9

311903-B

Time(s): 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $6/Non-Residents $7 Min/Max: 6/12

Christmas Cookie Workshop

Calling all kids! Make and decorate yummy Christmas cookies to eat and share during the holiday season. Join us for one or both sessions. Instructor: Sandy Saathoff Age(s): 4 – 6 years Date(s):

Prog. Number:

Session A: Friday, December 13

311923-A

Session B: Friday, December 20

311923-B

Pink Poodles

In this program you’ll get to experience the feeling of being pampered. Every girl will get their hair and nails done. You will also get to build a pink poodle stuffed animal that you will get to take home. Don’t forget get you will get a chance to hit the runway and show off your makeover with your new poodle friend! So work on a name for your poodle and sign up today! Instructor: Sparkle Boutique Staff Age(s): 4 – 7 years Date(s): Thursday, February 13 Time(s): 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Location: Sparkle Boutique Party Studio & Salon 1230 N Convent, Suite D, Bourbonnais Fee: Residents $21/Non-Residents $24 Min/Max: 4/12 Prog. Number: 311536-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 your own water bottle.

Time: 12:30 – 2:15 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $12/Non-Residents $15 Min/Max: 6/14

Instructor: BTPD Staff Age(s): 4 – 6 years Date(s): Tuesdays, January 28 – February 25 Time(s): 4:00 – 4:45 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $30/Non-Residents $36 Min/Max: 4/10 Prog. Number: 311412-A

Pretty Pretty Princess

Little Hoopsters

Once upon a time at Sparkle Boutique every girl got to be a princess! In this program every girl gets a princess makeover with light makeup, glittery nail polish, and an up-do. They will pick their princess costume and hit the runway. Each girl will be announced and show off their twirl.

Prepare your future basketball player for next year’s youth basketball league. We will introduce players to the game by working on basic fundamental dribbling, passing, shooting, defending and basic rules of basketball. Players can look forward to fun games and scrimmages.

Instructor: Sparkle Boutique Staff Age(s): 3 – 7 years Date(s): Thursday, December 12 Time(s): 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Location: Sparkle Boutique Party Studio & Salon 230 N Convent, Suite D, Bourbonnais Fee: Residents $15/Non-Residents $19 Min/Max: 4/12 Prog. Number: 311532-A

Instructor: BTPD Staff Age(s): 4 – 6 years Date(s): Saturdays, January 18 – February 22 Time(s): 8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $34/Non-Residents $41 Min/Max: 10/20 Prog. Number: 311413-A

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Preschool Programs Little Sparklers

This class introduces dance using ballet as a foundation. It also explores sound and movement, helping each child develop creativity and encouraging self-expression. Parents are welcome to observe the last class. Ballet shoes preferred but not required. Instructor: BTPD Staff Age(s): 4½ – 6 years Date(s): Mondays, January 13 – February 10 Time(s): 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $32/Non-Residents $38 Min/Max: 4/12 Prog. Number: 311802-A

Twirling Toddlers

Toddlers will explore sound, imagination and movement to dance the class away! Ballet will be the foundation but creative dance and self-expression are also used. Ballet shoes preferred but not required. Parents are welcome to observe the last class. Child must be toilet independent. Instructor: BTPD Staff Age(s): 3 – 4 years Date(s): Mondays, February 24 – March 24 Time(s): 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $30/Non-Residents $36 Min/Max: 4/12 Prog. Number: 311608-A

Animal Adventures

Does your child have a pet or want one? Do they know how to care for a dog or cat? We will learn about the needs of common pets and how to play with them safely. A field trip to Pet Smart is included. Instructor: Sandy Saathoff Age(s): 4 – 6 years Date(s): Monday, Wednesday & Friday, January 27 – 31 Time(s): 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $30/Non-Residents $36 Min/Max: 6/12 Prog. Number: 311974-A

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It’s that time of Season!

Explore the wonders of winter during this season of Celebration! Stories, games and crafts are a few of the fun things we will do in class. Snow, penguins, mittens, icicles and more! Instructor: Tammy Marcotte Age(s): 2 – 3 years Date(s): Wednesdays, January 15 – 29 Time(s): 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Location: Perry Farm House Fee: Residents $24/Non-Residents $27 Min/Max: 6/10 Prog. Number: 311203-A

Polar Bear Camp

Let’s learn about big white bears-Polar bears! Join us for stories, crafts and movement all while we learn about the big bears of winter. Instructor: BTPD Staff Age(s): 4 – 6 years Date(s): Monday, Wednesday & Friday, January 27 – 31 Time(s): 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $26/Non-Residents $28 Min/Max: 5/14 Prog. Number: 311725-A

It’s Snow Cool

You cannot escape the snow, so why not celebrate it? Snow related crafts are offered in this cool program. We may even get to bring snow inside for a special mini snowman building project. Instructor: BTPD Staff Age(s): 3 – 5 years Date(s): Monday, Wednesday & Friday, February 17 – 21 Time(s): 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $26/Non-Residents $28 Min/Max: 6/10 Prog. Number: 311805-A

Snowed In

Beat the winter blues with us. Bring your family and enjoy the evening indoors with crafts, games, snacks and fun!! Instructor: BTPD Staff Age(s): 2 – 6 years Date(s): Friday, January 24 Time(s): 6:30-8:00 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $8 (couple)/Non-Residents $10 (couple) $3 for each additional family member Min/Max: 6/25 Prog. Number: 311726-A

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8th ANNUAL

Family Fun Fair Its carnival time again!! Enjoy the evening featuring a ton of fun activities, including games, face painting, food and crafts. Old-fashioned cake walk and silent auction will be part of the fun. Celebrate winter and win some cool prizes. Age(s): All Ages Date(s): Friday, February 28 Time(s): 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Tickets .50 each or 25 for $10

Cupid Creations

Tiny Painters

Instructor: BTPD Staff Age(s): 3 – 5 years Date(s): Monday, Wednesday & Friday, February 10 – 14 Time(s): 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $20/Non-Residents $22 Min/Max: 6/10 Prog. Number: 311213-A

Instructor: Tammy Marcotte Age(s): 2 – 3 years Date(s): Wednesdays, February 19 – March 5 Time(s): 11:30 – 12:30 p.m. Location: Perry Farm House Fee: Residents $24/Non-Residents $27 Min/Max: 6/10 Prog. Number: 311221-A

Are you ready for some Valentine excitement? Heartfelt crafts and creations are just in time for the holiday of love. Children will make presents, decorations and snacks with a red theme.

Family Art Party

Have you painted with pudding? Or created with shaving cream? Bring a family member and do that and more in this fun filled art class. Don’t worry about the mess, we’ll clean it up. Instructor: BTPD Staff Age(s): 3 – 6 years Date(s): Thursday, January 30 Time(s): 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $8(couple)/Non-Residents $10(couple) $3 for each additional family member Min/Max: 6/25 Prog. Number: 311218-A

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NEW Come enjoy this painting class which encourages self-expression and development. Use different types of paint in a variety of ways. Bring an old shirt or smock and leave the mess to us!

Nite School

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Join us for a mini preschool session. Children will enjoy creative activities including circle time, stories and crafts while working on cognitive and motor skills. Instructor: Felicia Rattin Age(s): 3 – 6 years Date(s): Thursdays, February 20 – March 13 Time(s): 6:00 – 7:15 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $30/Non-Residents $36 Min/Max: 6/12 Prog. Number: 311075-A

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Preschool Programs

Winter Break Camps

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Yuletide Cheer

Sing and dance the holiday awa NEW y! Celebrate the season with instrum ents, beanbags, hoops and more. Use that festive energy and have a fun time. Instructor: BTPD Staff Age(s): 3 – 6 years Date(s): Monday, Thursday & Frid ay, December 23, 26 & 27 Time(s): 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $25/Non-Resident s $27 Min/Max: 5/14 Prog. Number: 311730-A

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Budding Artist’s Holiday Affair Do you have a little artist in your house? Let them unleash their budding abilities while creating different pieces of artwork, and just in time to gift for the holidays! For this program you can sign up for one, two, or all the different crafts/activities! Sign up for all four and save! Instructors: Brittaney Beck Age(s): 3 – 8 (children must be accompanied by an adult) Date(s): Prog. Number:

Superheroes ALIVE!

NEW

You just can’t go wrong having a Superhero in your house! Let that little Superhero fly over to the museum for this Super program! Appealing to both boys and girls, after all, superheroes exhibit unique skills, wear colorful costumes, and--of course save the world regularly! Your little Superhero will create a mask, a unique name to go with their powers, play superhero games using their X-ray vision, keep away from kryptonite, and much more! Each child will receive a cape to go home with! Instructors: Brittaney Beck Age(s): 2 – 5 (children must be accompanied by an adult) Date(s): Friday, February 28 Time(s): 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Location: Exploration Station…a children’s museum Fee: Residents $8/Non-Residents $10 Museum Members $7 Min/Max: 2/10 Program Number: 312015-A

Tot Workshop

NEW

Every toddler loves to create what they see as a masterpiece, but what we might see as a mess! Join us as we take care of the mess and allow you and your tot to create memorable masterpieces! Their senses will be tingling after we are finished making art with pudding, play-doh, marbles, feathers, and much more! Each child will receive a “starter” sensory box to take home! Instructors: Brittaney Beck Age(s): 2 – 5 (children must be accompanied by an adult) Date(s): Friday, February 7 Time(s): 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Location: Exploration Station…a children’s museum Fee: Residents $6/Non-Residents $8 /Museum Members $5 Min/Max: 2/10 Program Number: 312204-A

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Tuesday: December 17

312209-A

Wednesday: December 18

312209-B

Thursday: December 19

312209-C

Friday: December 20

312209-D

Time(s): 4:00-4:45 p.m. Location: Exploration Station…a children’s museum Fee: Residents $ 8/Non-Residents $10 Museum Members $6 Fee for all 4 classes: Residents $6 / Non-Residents $8 Museum Members $4 Min/Max: 2/10

Saturday Night Party

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 toilet independent to participate in the program. This program tends to fill up quickly. Register early and save! Instructor: Exploration Station Staff Age(s): 3 – 12 years Date(s): Saturdays,

Prog. Number:

Session I– December 28- PJ Party

322510 – A

Session II–January 11- Treasure

322510 – B

Session III-January 25- Detective

322510 – C

Session IV-February 8- Arabian Night

322510 – D

Session V-February 22- Mardi Gras

322510 – E

Time(s): 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. Location: Exploration Station… a children’s museum Fee: Residents $10/Non-Residents $13 Museum Members $8 At the Door Fee: Residents $12/Non-Residents $15 Museum Members $9 Min/Max: 5/20

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Exploration Station Programs Winter Wonderland!

Dress for the weather and come feel the crisp, cool air as we explore the wonders of winter during this unique outdoor experience! Take a ride through the park, warm yourself with a campfire story, and enjoy hot cocoa and warm S’mores as we take in the beauty of a winter wonderland. Learn about why animals hibernate during this time of year, and make a coordinating craft to take home! Instructors: Brittaney Beck Age(s): All Ages (children must be accompanied by an adult) Date(s): Friday, January 31 Time(s): 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Location: Exploration Station…a children’s museum Fee: Residents $8/Non-Residents $10 Museum Members $6 Min/Max: 5/30 Program Number: 302606-A

Toddler Tuesday

Come join us in the castle area before the museum opens. Explore the Little Squire’s area and engage in social interactions with other toddlers and care givers. Perfect for entertaining little ones while the older children are in school. Please pre-register your tot and care giver the Friday before the activity date. This is a great program for toddlers with older siblings enrolled in the Early Learning Station Preschool. Instructor: Exploration Station Staff Age(s): 6 months – 2 years Date(s): Tuesdays: December 3, 10, 17, January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18, & 25 Time(s): 9:00 a.m. Location: Exploration Station… a children’s museum Fee: Residents $2/Non-Residents $3 Museum Members Free Min/Max: 3/15 Prog. Number: 312002 – A-K

Special Families with Special Needs

Join us on the first Thursday of every month! Families with children of special needs are invited to Exploration Station 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, December 5, January 2, February 6 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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Sensory Series for Toddlers

Children respond differently to sensory experiences. These experiences can be therapeutic, improve motor skills, raise awareness of how the world works, and contribute to language acquisition. Join us as we explore various senses in this 6 week program. Fees include tot and a care giver. Instructor: Exploration Station Staff Age(s): 6 months – 2 years Date(s): Prog. Number: Session I Wednesdays: January 15-February 19 312935 – A Session II Thursdays: January 16-February 20

312935 – B

Time(s): 9:00 a.m. Location: Exploration Station… a children’s museum Fee: Residents $20/Non-Residents $25 Museum Members $15 Additional Resident Child $15/Additional Non-Resident Child $20/Additional Member Child $10 Min/Max: 3/10

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 Schatzi Foundation, we are offering this unique opportunity for your children. Children will have the 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. Ages(s): Up to 13 years Date(s): 4th Tuesday of the Month

Prog. Number:

Session I – January 28

322955 – A

Session II – February 25

322955 – B

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

Residents of the BOURBONNAIS TOWNSHIP PARK DISTRICT are those who live in the Village of Bradley and Bourbonnais and all of rural Bourbonnais.

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Exploration Station Programs Discovering Dinosaurs

Come to the Exploration Station’s new Paleontology Exhibit and get lost in the world of Dinosaurs. Join the staff as they take you on an adventure! Watch a volcano explode, dig for dinosaur bones, inspect fossils, create a prehistoric scene on the light table and much more. Age(s): 3 – 5 years Date(s): Friday, January 10 Time(s): 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Location: Exploration Station… a children’s museum Fee: Residents $6/Non-Residents $8 Museum Members $5 Min/Max: 6/15 Prog. Number: 312013-A

Exploring Careers through Literacy

Join the Two Rivers Reading Council and come to “explore” various careers, talk with professionals in those fields, and hear them read books about their work. As you leave, each participant will select a free book from the Illinois Reads list or from other quality reading lists. Books will be available for all ages. Age(s): 2 – 12 years Date(s): Tuesday, February 11 Time(s): 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Location: Exploration Station...a children’s museum Fee: FREE Min/Max: 200 Max Prog. Number: 322521-A

Quality Time with Mrs. Claus Santa wants to hear from you! Mrs. Claus will be visiting the Exploration Station December 10-12. She’ll be sure to get your letter to Santa and put in a good word for you. Remember to include your full name, address and zip code so Santa can reply. Supplies will be provided if you wish to write your letter while you visit the museum. Age(s): 1 – 8 years Date(s): Tuesday December 10, Wednesday December 11 & Thursday December 12 Time(s): 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. & 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Location: Exploration Station… a children’s museum Fee: Included with Admission

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Frosty Express...

NEW EVENT!

A journey to the North Pole! Join us for the Exploration Station’s twist on the popular Polar Express! Take an outdoor Carriage ride through Perry Farm Park and listen to a popular Christmas Story as it actually comes to life right in front of you and your children’s eyes! But don’t worry, the ride is not the end of the journey, as the Exploration Station will be transformed into the North Pole in great anticipation of Santa’s arrival! Mrs. Claus and many of their elves will be there too! Tinker in the Elves Workshop, get a cup of hot cocoa from the Cocoa Café, write a letter to Santa in the Frosty Post Office, visit with Mrs. Claus as she serves you some warm cookies and of course, don’t forget to visit the man himself and tell him what you hope to see under the Christmas tree. This is a new event that is sure to become a family tradition. Tickets are expected to sell out quickly, so get yours today! Age(s): All Ages Date(s): Saturday, December 14

Prog. Number:

Session I – 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

302527-A

Session II – 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 302527-B Session III – 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

302527-C

Session IV – 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

302527-D

Session V – 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

302527-E

Session VI – 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

302527-F

Location: Exploration Station...a children’s museum Min/Max: 40/session Fee: Residents $10/Non-Residents $12 (Children must be accompanied by a paying adult)

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s m a r g o r P en e T & h t u o Y

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. Lunch is not provided. Please send your child with a sack lunch. Due to staff availability you must be registered the day before in order to attend the program. Children cannot be dropped off the morning of, there are no exceptions. Instructors: BTPD Staff Time(s): 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $25/Non-Residents $30 ($18 each additional child) Min/Max: 5/20 Age(s): 5 – 11 years Date(s):

Prog. Number:

Monday, December 23

321005-A

Thursday, December 26

321005-B

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.

Friday, December 27

321005-C

Thursday, January 2

321005-E

Friday, January 3

321005-F

Monday, January 6

321005-G

Monday, January 20

321005-H

Friday, January 24

321005-I

Instructor: BTPD Staff Age(s): 3 – 12 years Date(s): Fridays,

Monday, February 17

321005-J

Prog. Number:

Monday, March 3

421005-A

Monday, March 17

421005-B

Session I – December 6

321501-A

Tuesday, March 18

421005-C

Session II –December 13

321501-B

Wednesday, March 19

421005-D

Session III – December 20

321501-C

Thursday, March 20

421005-E

Session lV – January 3

321501-D

Friday, March 21

421005-F

Session V – January 17

321501-E

Session Vl – February 21

321501-F

Parents Night Out

Time(s): 6:30 – 10:00 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Pre-Registrations – Residents $8/Non-Residents $9 Friday Registration – Residents $10/Non-Residents $12 Min/Max: 5/20

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Early Drop-Off and Late Pick-Up Services

Children enrolled in the School Break Day program that starts at 8:30 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 2:00 p.m. the day prior to the program. Pre-registration is mandatory for early or late services. 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

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Youth & Teen Programs

REGISTER TODAY!!

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 and is also available on early dismissal days. 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): Kindergarten – 5th grades Date(s): Before or After School (Excluding Holidays) Min/Max: Limited Enrollment! Call for availability Fee: $12 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, Noel LeVasseur, 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 school on time! Time(s): 6:30– 8:15 a.m. Location: Recreation Station – Bradley Noel LeVasseur – Bourbonnais St. George School – St. George Fee: $4 per child per morning * 30 Day discount – Buy 30 days in advance for $110 and save $10. (Sorry, no refunds for unused days) Prog. Number: 526108-A – Bradley Registration 526108-B – Bourbonnais Registration 526108-C – St. George Registration

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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 Noel LeVasseur, and St. George students will stay at school. Time(s): After School – 6:00 p.m. Location: Recreation Station – Bradley Noel LeVasseur – Bourbonnais St. George School – St. George Fee: $8 per child per afternoon (except on early dismissal days. See BTPD staff for more information) *30 Day discount – Buy 30 days in advance for $210 and save $30. (Sorry, no refunds for unused days) Prog. Number: 526908-A – Bradley Registration 526908-B – Bourbonnais Registration 526908-C – St. George Registration

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Youth & Teen Programs Monster High Makeover

Chess Master

Instructor: Sparkle Boutique Staff Age(s): 6 – 10 years Date(s): Thursday, January 9 Time(s): 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Location: Sparkle Boutique Party Studio & Salon 1230 N Convent, Suite D, Bourbonnais Fee: Residents $15/Non-Residents $19 Min/Max: 4/12 Prog. Number: 321532-A

Instructor: Joe McClain Age(s): 6 – 10 years Date(s): Tuesdays, February 4 – 25 Time(s): 4:45-5:45 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $25/Non-Residents $30 Min/Max: 4/16 Prog. Number: 321935-A

Science Overload

Bring home a special cake decorated by a great team! Have a blast with yummy frosting and sugar decoration. All supplies are provided. You will also get to take your cake home and enjoy, so please bring a box. Registration Deadline is Wednesday, Januaray 15.

Girls bring your favorite Monster High Doll at this fun outing! Start off with a funky hairdo, wild nail polish, and monster makeup. After we are all done up, head to the accessories closet to pick out your monster runway essentials. Each Monster will hit the runway and strike a perfect Monster pose!

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.

Become a Chess master and defeat your 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.

Mom & Me Cake Decorating

Instructor: Trent Walstra Age(s): 6 – 10 years Date(s): Thursday, January 16 Time(s): 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $14/Non-Residents $17 Min/Max: 5/15 Prog. Number: 321929-A

Instructor: BTPD Staff Age(s): 6 – 14 years Date(s): Saturday, January 18 Time(s): 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Registration Deadline: Wednesday, Januaray 15 Fee: Residents $30/Non-Residents $35 $8 each additional child Min/Max: 4/15 (Mom & Child Groups) Prog. Number: 321936-A

Lego Mania

Holiday Cookie Decorating

Instructor: BTPD Staff Age(s): 6 – 10 years Date(s): Sundays, February 23 Time(s): 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $8/Non-Residents $10 Min/Max: 5/15 Prog. Number: 321529-A

Instructor: BTPD Staff Age(s): 5 – 9 years Date(s): Tuesday, December 17 Time(s): 6:15 – 7:00 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $10/Non-Residents $12 Min/Max: 5/12 Prog. Number: 321939-A

Let’s get together to see what we can build. Each session will have a different Lego creation to master and free build time. 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!

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You won’t want to miss this class full of Holiday Spirit. We will decorate Holiday cookies, make hot chocolate, and complete a craft. All supplies are provided. Common food allergins may be used. Registration Deadline is Friday, December 13.

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Youth & Teen Programs Ornament Making Memories

Get creative during this Holiday season as we make ornaments that you and your child will want to keep forever. Please be sure to dress for a mess!

NEW

Instructor: BTPD Staff Age(s): 6 – 9 years Date(s): Monday, December 16 Time(s): 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $8/Non-Residents $10 Min/Max: 5/10 Prog. Number: 321212-A

Lego Technic

NEW

LEGO Technic models are based on a different building system than the LEGO System you may be familiar with – but they’re still 100% LEGO elements! Gears, lift arms, pins, axles, and other elements are combined to make models that not only look great, but actually do something too: swivel, pivot, lift, rotate, and more. It may look complicated, but you can build some really fun, easy Technic models in just a few minutes. Technic elements are a great way to add movement and action to your own creation. Sign up for this class, and see for yourself how easy it is to make your model do something fun! Instructor: BTPD Staff Age(s): 8 – 12 years Date(s): Saturday, February 15 Time(s): 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $15/Non-Residents $19 Min/Max: 5/12 Prog. Number: 321531– A

Explode Your Knowledge of Science

Have you ever wanted to test marshmallows in the microwave or make your own pop explosion? Well this program is for you. In this program your child will be hands on with some of the most interesting science experiments. Make sure to bring your safety goggles and come in to sign up for this explosive class! Instructor: Trent Walstra Age(s): 7 – 11 years Date(s): Tuesday, January 14 Time(s): 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $14/Non-Residents $17 Min/Max: 5/15 Prog. Number: 331913-A

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Duct Tape Creation

It’s durable. It’s colorful, but most importantly. . .It’s fashionable! Truth be told, it’s the accessory that no school aged student can do without. What is it? DUCT TAPE. Yes, DUCT TAPE! In this innovative class, students will be able to combine their creativity and craftiness to make a variety of Duct Tape accessories. We provide the Duct Tape (although bringing your own is also an option) and the basic techniques. Instructor: Kristi Schu Age(s): 8 – 12 years Date(s): Tuesdays, January 7 - 28 Time(s): 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $27/Non-Residents $32 Min/Max: 6/15 Prog. Number: 321252-A

Bottles to Books 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, snacks and games. The fee includes handbook and certificate. Instructor: BTPD Staff Age(s): 11 – 16 years Date(s): Mondays, January 6 – 27 Time(s): 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $37/Non-Residents $43 Min/Max: 5/15 Prog. Number: 331903-A

Nerf Challenge

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EW Have you ever wanted the ability to practice on your Nerf basic skills? Then this program is for you. You will work on target practice, accuracy, complete simple tasks, team work and more in this skilled program. Make sure to bring your safety goggles and no modified Nerf equipment allowed! Instructor: Trent Walstra Age(s): 8 – 12 years Date(s): Saturdays, January 4 – 18 Time(s): 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $17/Non-Residents $20 Min/Max: 5/15 Prog. Number: 321810-A

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YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE Registration Deadline – November 27 Skills Evaluation Day for 4th – 8th – December 7 Date(s): Practices begin week of January 6 Fee(s): Early Bird, Residents $65/Non-Residents $78 Regular, Residents $80/Non-Residents $95 *Any registration accepted after November 27 will be accessed a $15 late fee

K-1st Grade League

Emphasis in this league is put on introducing and getting players comfortable with the game of basketball. Players will work on developing fundamental skills and playing in their first 5 v 5 basketball games. Basket heights are set at six feet and a youth size ball is used. Teams are formed by a random draw and will have several practices before their first game. Equal playing time is highly stressed in this league.

Children’s Martial Arts Confidence Course

This program will help to instill self-confidence through the method of the Korean Martial Art of Soo Bahk Do. Under the direction of the 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, January 7 – February 11 Time(s): 4:30-5:30 p.m. Location: Lemners Soo Bahk Do Studio 485 W Broadway, Bradley Fee: Residents $49/Non-Residents $59 Min/Max: 10/30 Prog. Number: 321401-A

Sports Fundamentals Camp

Geared for children with special needs The focus of this camp is to introduce participants to a variety of sports in a relaxed non-competitive setting. Participants will enjoy learning basic sport skills for basketball, soccer, and other sports. Children can learn and play at their own pace. Please wear appropriate sports clothing and bring a water bottle. Instructor: BTPD Staff Age(s): 6 – 12 years Date(s): Sundays, January 11 – February 1 Time(s): 4:00 – 4:45 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $40/Non-Residents $55 Min/Max: 5/12 Prog. Number: 321453-A

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Age(s): K-1st grades Location: Recreation Station Prog. Number: 221404-A

2nd – 3rd Grade League

We urge our coaches to rotate players through all of the positions so players have a chance to play the guard and forward positions in this league. Basket heights are set at eight feet and a 28.5 size ball is used. Teams are formed by a random draw and will play eight games with one official per game. Equal playing time is highly stressed in this league. Age(s): 2nd – 3rd grades Location: Local Schools Prog. Number: 221404-B

4th – 5th Grade League

Basket heights are set at ten feet and a 28.5 size ball is used. Teams will be formed based on height and previous experience. Teams will play eight games with two officials per game. Equal playing time is high stressed in this league. Age(s): 4th – 5th grades Location: Local Schools Prog. Number: 221404-C

6th – 8th Grade League

Basket heights are set at ten feet and a 29.5 size ball is used. Teams will be formed based on height and previous experience. Teams will play seven regular season games as well as a single elimination tournament at the end of the year. Age(s): 6th – 8th grades Location: Local Schools Prog. Number: 221404-D

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Youth Athletic Programs YOUTH VOLLEYBALL INSTRUCTIONAL LEAGUE This new league will be instructed by USA Volleyball Impacted Coaches and Coal City Varsity Coach, Mike Lanoue. Participants at every level will develop their serving, setting, passing, hitting, blocking and digging technique, defensive movement and service rotation. This league provides a great opportunity to start learning volleyball at a young age or to improve your game at an older age. Registration Deadline: March 12 Dates: Practices begin week of March 24 Fees: Residents $59/Non-Residents $65

2nd-3rd Grade League

This league will focus on introducing participants to the game of volleyball. Participants will be introduced to basic volleyball drills and will spend a majority of the time learning, developing and practicing basic fundamentals and skills of volleyball. There will also be an introduction to competitive play as participants develop their skills.

Girls Youth Basketball Camp

NEW This new camp basketball camp for girls focuses on fundamental and skill development through fast and fun stations working into scrimmages by the end of camp. Coach Mindy Gamble and assistant coaches will work with participants to make this a fun and great learning experience for all players. Each player will receive a basketball.  Instructor: Mindy Gamble Age(s): K-1st, 2nd – 3rd & 4th – 5th Grades Date(s): Saturdays, January 11 – February 22 Time(s): Prog. Number: K – 1st Graders: 8:30-9:30 a.m.

321452-A

2nd – 3rd Graders: 9:30-10:30 a.m.

321452-B

4 – 5 Graders: 10:30-11:45 a.m.

321452-C

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Location: Local Schools Fee: Residents $49/Non-Residents $58 Min/Max: 10/50

Basketball Cheerleading

4th-5th Grade League

Show off your cheerleading abilities in front of a crowd! Basketball cheerleading will give participants the opportunity to cheer and put on halftime performances at multiple youth basketball games.This program does not require previous cheerleading experience. Participants will practice twice a week and perform once a week. All participants will receive a shirt and participation award.

Age(s): 4th-5th Grades Date(s): Tuesdays & Thursdays, March 25 – May 1 Time(s): 7:00-8:30 p.m. Location: Local Schools Prog. Number: 421445-B

Instructor: Heather Bertrand Age(s): K – 3rd & 4th – 6th Grades Date(s): Practices begin week of January 13 Time(s): Mondays & Wednesdays, K – 3rd Grades – 5:00-6:30 p.m. 4th – 6th Grades – 6:30-8:00 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $59/Non-Residents $65 Min/Max: 8/24 Prog. Number: K – 3rd grades – 221440-A 4th – 6th grades – 221440-B

Age(s): 2nd-3rd Grades Date(s): Mondays & Wednesdays, March 24 – April 30 Time(s): 5:00 – 6:15 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Prog. Number: 421445-A Participants will begin to learn intermediate volleyball drills and will be introduced to physical conditioning for volleyball. The first few weeks of the league will focus on practicing volleyball fundamentals and skills. Participants will then be sorted into teams and practice and play a game once a week.

6th-7th Grade League

Participants will learn advanced volleyball drills and physical conditioning for volleyball. The first few weeks of the league will focus on further developing volleyball fundamentals and skills. Participants will then be sorted into teams and will practice and play a game once a week. Age(s): 6th-7th Grades Date(s): Tuesdays & Thursdays, March 25 – May 1 Time(s): 7:00-8:30 p.m. Location: Local Schools Prog. Number: 421445-C

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Ice Fish Finders

Come out to the Willowhaven Nature Center for indoor games and activities featuring our fishy friends. Kids can use nets to catch fish hiding under the “ice”, make a fish print painting and listen to a friendly fish story while enjoying a small snack. Parents are welcome to stay for the program at no charge. 
Instructor: BTPD Staff Age(s): 3 – 7 years Date(s): Sunday, January 19
 Time(s): 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Location: Willowhaven Nature Center Fee: Residents $4/Non-Residents $6 Min/Max: 5/12 Prog. Number: 315907-A


Snowflakes

Snow Tracking

Instructor: Anne Fraher Age(s): 3 – 7 years Date(s): Sunday, December 8 Time(s): 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Location: Willowhaven Nature Center Fee: Residents $4/Non-Residents $6 Min/Max: 6/20 Prog. Number: 315938-A

Instructor: BTPD Staff Age(s): 3 – 7 years Date(s): Sunday, January 19
 Time(s): 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Location: Willowhaven Nature Center Fee: Residents $4/Non-Residents $6 Min/Max: 5/12 Prog. Number: 325602-A 


NEW Join instructor Anne Fraher for a short children’s story all about snow. Check out our snowflake activities, make a snowflake craft and stay for a small snack. Parents are welcome to stay at no charge; children who are dropped off must be signed in and out by a parent or guardian. Please pre-register by December 6.

Wildlife Tree Trimming

Help us trim-a-tree to help feed some wildlife this winter at the Willowhaven Nature Center. Participants will create edible garland and ornaments to decorate outdoor trees at the Whispering Willows Park. As a bonus, participants will also make some nature ornaments to take home and decorate their indoor holiday trees as well. Parents are welcome to stay at no charge; children who are dropped off must be signed in and out by a parent or guardian. Allergy warning: This program features products that contain peanuts. Please pre-register by December 6. Instructor: BTPD Staff Age(s): 3 – 7 years Date(s): 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Time(s): Sunday, December 8 Location: Willowhaven Nature Center Fee: Residents $4/Non-Residents $6 Min/Max: 6/20 Prog. Number: 315207-A

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Learn all about tracking, finding, and identifying animals in the winter by looking for clues they leave behind. Program will include indoor tracking activities, Plaster of Paris paw prints craft, and a short story. Program will include a short hike outside so please dress appropriately. Please pre-register by January 17.



Love Bugs

Join our nature center staff for a short children’s story all about bugs. Check out real preserved insects, make a bug craft and stay for a small snack. Parents are welcome to stay; children who are dropped off must be signed in and out by a parent or guardian. Please pre-register by February 7.
 Instructor: Anne Fraher Age(s): 3 – 7 years Date(s): Sunday, February 9 Time(s): 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Location: Willowhaven Nature Center Fee: Residents $4/Non-Residents $6 Min/Max: 6/20 Prog. Number: 315929-A

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Willowhaven Nature Programs Nature Valentines

Learn how to use items found in nature to make a beautiful valentine collage for your special someone! Supplies will be provided, however participants are welcome to bring in additional decorations if desired. Please pre-register by February 7.
 Instructor: Anne Fraher Age(s): 3 – 7 years Date(s): Sunday, February 9 Time(s): 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Location: Willowhaven Nature Center Fee: Residents $4/Non-Residents $6 Min/Max: 5/20 Prog. Number: 315208-A

Snowball Chunkin’

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Calling all kids to our first ever snowball catapulting contest at the Willowhaven Nature Center! Participants are challenged to see who can build a catapult that can fling a snowball the furthest. All supplies are provided and catapults must be constructed on site. The lucky kid to win the catapult contest will receive the Snowball Chunkin’ prize. Please pre-register by Wednesday, December 11 to ensure there are enough supplies for everyone. Instructor: BTPD Staff Age(s): 9 – 12 years Date(s): Friday, December 13 Time(s): 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Location: Willowhaven Nature Center Fee: Residents $7/Non-Residents $9 Min/Max: 6/24
 Prog. Number: 305505-A

Nature Camp - Winter Break Day!
 Sign up your child today for this one day camp focusing on winter survival skills, tracking, arts and crafts, outdoor sports and more! Campers are asked to bring winter coat, boots, hats, gloves, and sack lunch. Registration deadline is Thursday, December 26. Instructor: BTPD Staff Age(s): 6 – 12 years Date(s): Friday, December 27 Time(s): 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Location: Willowhaven Nature Center Fee: Residents $20/Non-Residents $25 Min/Max: 5/20 Prog. Number: 325701-A

Diana’s Art Club

Join instructor Diana Sweeney and her years of art instruction experience as she teaches the fundamentals of art at the Willowhaven Nature Center. All supplies will be provided. Instructor: Diana Sweeney Age(s): 6 – 12 years Date(s):

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Session I: Thursday, November 14

325207-A


Session II: Saturday, December 28

325207-B

Time(s): Session I: 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Session II: 1:00 –2:30 p.m. Location: Willowhaven Nature Center 
 Fee: Residents $10/Non-Residents $14 Min/Max: 6/12

Nature Night Out

Parents can take the night off when they send their kids to Willowhaven Nature Center for nature based games and activities. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the Nature Center, read stories, have a snack, and do nature related programs and crafts. Weather depending, outdoor activities are included so please have children dress appropriately. Please pre-register by Friday, December 13. Instructor: BTPD staff Age(s): 4 – 12 years Date(s): Saturday, December 14 Time(s): 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Location: Willowhaven Nature Center Fee: Residents $7/Non-Residents $9
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Wine & Beer Tasting PLUS SILENT AUCTION

This Bourbonnais Township Park District event is sure to bring out the wine and beer enthusiast in everyone. Beverages from local Illinois wineries and breweries will be featured. If you find something that pleases your pallet, we have staff on hand to take your order. Wine and beer will be available for pick-up at a later date. While you are browsing the selections, don’t forget to check out our silent auction. We will be auctioning off an assortment of baskets put together by local businesses and organizations. Ticket sales begin Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at any Bourbonnais Township Park District facility. Ages(s): 21 years or older (Must have a valid I.D.). Date(s): Friday, February 7. Time(s): 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.. Location: Recreation Station. Ticket Fee: $10 pre-sale; $12 at the door. Prog. Number: 341501-A

Snowman Photo Contest

Does your family have what it takes to build a winning snowman? Well then start building! To enter please upload a picture of your snow man/woman to the BTPD Facebook Page. The photo that gets the most “Likes” between February 16th through March 2nd will win! Get all of your friends and family to become a “Fan” of BTPD on Facebook and have them “Like” your photo! Please have your photo entry uploaded by Friday, February 14th to be considered. Winners will be announced online, on our website, and on the BTPD Facebook site Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Winners will receive a $50 BTPD gift certificate to be used within one year from the date received. Please make sure all snow-men and snowwomen are family friendly! Be as creative as possible. Don’t wait, create your snowman today! Age(s): All Ages Date(s): December 1, 2013 - February 14, 2014 Entry Deadline: February 14, 2014 Location: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bourbonnais Township-Park-District/412996808734840 Fee: FREE

Dear Santa Letters Santa wants to hear from you! There are two ways to make sure your letter gets to Santa before the holidays this year! Your first choice is to bring your letter to Mrs. Claus! She will be at the Exploration Station this year on December 3rd through December 8th from 2:00-2:30 p.m. She’ll be sure to get your letter to Santa and put in a good word with him. Second, if you can’t make it in to see Mrs. Claus, mail your letter to the Bourbonnais Township Park District at 770 E Franklin Street, Bradley, IL 60915 by Saturday, December 1st. We will arrange for your letter to get to the North Pole and Santa will reply! Don’t forget to include your full name, address and zip code on your letter. Age(s): 1 – 8 years Date(s): Mrs. Claus, December 3-8; 2:00-2:30 p.m. Mail In, must be mailed by December 1 Fee: Free

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Special Events

Healing Garden

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The Agape Sisterhood organization would like to create an area healing garden. The BTPD has approved for the Kankakee Area Healing Garden to be constructed at the Perry Farm near Coyne Street. The garden will consist of flowers, plants and a pathway leading to an area where individuals can enjoy a sense of relaxation and healing. This garden will be open to anyone who has lost or won any battle, not just cancer. This garden will truly be for everyone regardless of their walk in life. To commemorate victories or losses of loved ones, the garden walkway will include personally engraved bricks for $30. Agape Sisterhood anticipates a groundbreaking event, along with a children’s fair on April 26, 2014 and garden completion once fully funded. We strongly encourage people to contribute to this beautiful addition to Perry Farm Park and our community. With your help, we can create a welcoming, warm space where people can lessen their pain and experience the joy of nature and personal healing.

8th ANNUAL

Family Fun Fair Its carnival time again!! Enjoy the evening featuring a ton of fun activities, including games, face painting, food and crafts. Old-fashioned cake walk and silent auction will be part of the fun. Celebrate winter and win some cool prizes. Age(s): All Ages Date(s): Friday, February 28 Time(s): 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Tickets .50 each or 25 for $10

To purchase a brick, contact Art’s Landscaping at 815-932-0172. Donations may also be made online at www.agapesisterhood.com

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Intro to Popular Card Games

Want to learn new card games to play with your friends or family? This is the perfect opportunity for you to learn some basic card games that you can teach your family or friends. You’ll learn how to play Euchre, Hearts, Rummy and a few other games. Remember, this class is for beginners only, participants will learn through basic instruction and then by playing each game with other participants. Instructor:  BTPD Staff Age(s): 18 years and older Date(s): Tuesdays, February 4 – 18 Time(s): 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $5/Non-Residents $6 Min/Max: 4/16 Prog. Number: 341958-A

Cross Country Ski Rentals

Cross Country Skis can be rented at the Perry Farm House this winter when there are 4 or more inches of snow on the ground. Skis can be used at the Perry Farm Park or at other locations. Rentals will begin on December 1, weather permitting, and end on February 22 and includes skis, bindings, boots and poles. All renters must have a valid credit card and must pay a security deposit of $25 per skis. Date(s): December 1 – February 22 (if 4 or more inches of snow on ground) Time(s): Weekdays, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (skis due back following Monday by 5:00 p.m.) Location: Perry Farm House Fee: $15 per pair per day (excluding Sunday’s)

Crochet Basics

Learn the basics of crochet by making basic designs. You’ll be surprised how simple it is to crochet. We’ll be focusing on basic stitches including fountain chain, single crochet, and double crochet. Instructor: BTPD Staff Age(s):  18 years & older Date(s): Saturday, January 18 Time(s): 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Location:  Recreation Station Fee:  Residents $40/Non-Residents $45 Min/Max:  6/12 Prog. Number:  341245-A

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CPR, AED and First Aid Certification Course

This heart saver class will teach you how to administer adult, child and infant CPR and First Aid and use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). This course is for anyone who is required or interested in being certified in CPR and First Aid in their workplace. You’ll learn how to handle emergency situations, take basic precautions to prevent disease transmission and help someone in breathing and cardiac emergencies.  This class also teaches you to care for life-threatening bleeding, sudden illness, shock and injury. Instructor: Lana Boswell Age(s): 16 years & older Date(s): Session I: Saturday, January 18 Session II: Thursday, February 20 Time(s): Session I: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Session II: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $50/Non-Residents $60 Min/Max: 4/20 Prog. Number: Session I – 341922-A Session II – 341922-B

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s s e n t i F & h t al e H / s c i t e l Adult Basketball League Adult Ath

League features 10 regular season games and a single elimination tournament. There will be two IHSA patched officials at each game and one scorekeeper. Teams are required to have a minimum of 5 players on the roster and a maximum of 12. All players must be 18 years or older and cannot be competing for a high school or collegiate basketball team. Leagues Available: Church League – Tuesday’s starting December 3 Men’s League – Wednesday starting December 4 Registration Deadline: Wednesday, November 20 Registration Fees: $450/team Time(s): Games will begin at 6:00 p.m. or later Prog. Number: 241431– A (Church League) 241431– B (Men’s League)

Get Fit Mellow Morning Tai Chi

Had a stressful week? Let it go while enjoying the healthful benefits of gentle Tai Chi! In this class we will explore a bit of history, mindful movement and the health benefits of the ancient art of Tai Chi. The class will consist of Therapeutic Tai Chi in a Chair © exercises, full body stretching, a basic 9 Form Tai Chi set and Qi Gong (energy work) exercises, all with a focus on balance and mobility, with time for contemplation.  This class is suitable for people of ALL ages and ALL abilities.  Make the most of your weekend while learning to take care of yourself. Instructor:  Mari Gromer Age(s):  18 & older Date(s):  Saturdays, January 18 – February 22 Time(s):  9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Location:  Recreation Station Fee:  Residents $30/Non-Residents $36 Min/Max:  5/15 Prog. Number:  341822-A

In this class you will be using step up blocks to tone and define your muscles while using resistant bands. 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 Age(s):  18 years & older Date(s): Tuesdays & Thursday

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Session I – January 7 – 30

341422-A

Session II – February 11 – March 6

341422-B

Time(s):  5:30 – 6:15 p.m. Location:  Recreation Station Fee:  Residents $28/Non-Residents $33 Min/Max:  6/20

Yoga

This is appropriate for all skill levels. Help increase range of motion, strength, body awareness and balance. Focusing on breathing with core muscles through breathing exercises will leave you feeling deeply relaxed. Please bring a yoga mat to class. Instructor: Jen Warmoth, RYT Age(s):  18 years & older Date(s): Wednesdays, January 8 – February 26 Time(s):  7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Location:  Recreation Station Fee:  Residents $35/Non-Residents $42 Min/Max:  6/20 Prog. Number:  341807-A

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Join us for a day of shopping on State Street and Michigan Avenue. If your holiday shopping is complete, then go for the beautiful sights and sounds of the season, the day and meals are yours to plan. Age(s): All Ages Date(s): Tuesday, December 3 Time(s): Bus departs from the Recreation Station at 10:00 a.m. and will return at 7:30 p.m. Location: Chicago, IL Fee: Residents $15/Non-Residents $18 Min/Max: 12/30 Prog. Number: 201310-A

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, January 21; Registration Deadline is Monday, January 13 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-Residents $33 Min/Max:  30/45 Prog. Number: 341308-A

Chicago Blackhawks Game

Come and experience the excitement at the United Center when the Chicago Blackhawks take on the Phoenix Coyotes. The bus ride will make it easy for you to enjoy the game with friends and family without the hassle of Chicago traffic. Tickets and transportation are included in the cost of the trip. Age(s): All Ages Date(s): Sunday, March 23 Time(s): Bus departs from the Recreation Station at 3:45 p.m., game starts at 7:30 p.m. Location: Chicago, IL Fee: Residents $79/Non-Residents $79 Min/Max: 25/30 Prog. Number: 301315-A

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Chicago Bulls Game

The Chicago Bulls are back in action at the United Center. Join the Park District and watch Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls take on the Minnesota Timberwolves. 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, January 27 Time(s): Bus departs from the Recreation Station at 4:45 p.m., game starts at 7:00 p.m. Location: Chicago, IL Fee: Residents $79/Non-Residents $79 Min/Max: 25/30 Prog. Number: 301324-A

Conklin’s Dinner Theater

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Join us for a Sunday brunch and Matinee Show. We will arrive at Conklin’s Theatre to enjoy a brunch buffet and then be able to enjoy their live comedy play “The Paisley Convertible”. Must be registered by January 22 for this trip. Age(s): Adults Date(s): Sunday, February 23 Time(s): Bus departs Recreation Station at 10:00 a.m. and will return after the show Location: Goodfield, IL Fee(s): Residents $56/Non-Residents $65 Min/Max: 13/28 Prog. Number: 353125-A

Southern Charm Tour

Experience the “Southern Charm” on this fabulous, 7 day spring tour of the south including the highlights of historic Charleston, Boone Hall Plantation, Savannah, Jekyll Island, St. Augustine and more! For more information call Julie at 815-933-9905 ext. 113 after 2:00 pm on weekdays. Fees include, roundtrip air, airport transportation from Recreation Station, hotel accommodations and taxes, guided tours and 9 meals. Age(s): All Ages Date(s): April 6 – 12, 2014 Fee: $2249 per person, based on double occupancy $300 per person deposit is required at time of reservation. Final payments due by January 10, 2014 Not included in cost: Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $165 per person Prog. Number: 501352-A

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BTPD Trips Geneva Christmas Walk

We’re headed to Geneva where you can enjoy an evening of holiday site-seeing, shopping and dining in historic Geneva and delight in chestnuts roasting, strolling carolers, freshly-made candy canes and hot cider.  The traditional Christmas Walk will begin at 6:00 p.m. when Santa Lucia, the Swedish symbol of the season, and her attendants arrive by horse-drawn carriage to offer Swedish cookies to visitors. Then Santa makes his appearance to light the Great Tree on the Courthouse lawn and officially opens his Gingerbread House at 6:30 p.m.  This is one holiday experience you won’t want to miss! Trip includes transpiration, dinner is on your own. Age(s): All Ages Date(s): Friday, December 6 Time(s) Bus departs from the Recreation Station at 1:30 p.m., bus will arrive back at 9:30 p.m. Fee: Residents $15/Non-Residents $20 Min/Max: 25/30 Prog. Number: 301353-A

Holocaust Museum in Skokie, Illinois

The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie, Illinois, opened in 2009 and 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 lunch at the Corner Bakery, and then spend the afternoon at the Museum. Age(s): Adults Date(s): Tuesday, January 28 Time(s): 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Location: Bus departs from the Recreation Station at 9:00 a.m. and will return by 4:00 p.m. Fee: Residents $23/Non-Residents $27 Min/Max: 11/14 Prog. Number: 351308-A

Peoria Festival of Lights

The almost 2-mile drive through the electric park is the Festival of Lights’ signature event! Folepi’s Winter Wonderland features the majority of the Parade of Lights floats and many other lighted displays. And for 2013, new displays will be both on the ground and in the air! Folepi’s Winter Wonderland is two miles of oohs and aahs! We will also visit a local diner for dinner before we drive through the Winter Wonderland. Price includes transportation, dinner is on your own. Age(s): All Ages Date(s): Tuesday, December 17 Time(s): Bus departs from the Recreation Station at 2:30 p.m., bus will arrive back at 8:30 p.m. Fee: Residents $35/Non-Residents $42 Min/Max: 30/47 Prog. Number: 201333-A

Legoland Discovery Center

Join the Park District for a fun day at Legoland! You’ll see some truly spectacular Lego creations, including the Chicago skyline. Experience 4D Lego movies and enjoy the open build section. Fun rides and other adventures. Price of trip includes transportation and entry to Legoland. Age(s): 4 – 16 years (must be accompanied by paid adult) Date(s): Saturday, February 8 Time(s): Bus will depart at 8:30 a.m. from Recreation Station and will return at approximately 3:30 p.m. Location: Schaumburg, IL Fee: Residents $18/Non-Residents $22 Min/Max: 25/30 Prog. Number: 301355-A

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Alaska/Yukon Tour

The Bourbonnais Township Park District presents this 11 day trip of a lifetime. First, a 3 day, inside passage cruise from Vancouver stopping at Tracy Arm/Juneau then on to Whitehorse to start a fabulous Yukon journey. Follow the route of Klondike gold stampeders to Dawson City for 2 nights. Then you’re bound for Fairbanks, Alaska’s Golden Heart City, before heading to Denali National Park, home of the magnificent national treasure, Mt. McKinley. You’ll have plenty of time to explore Denali during your 2 night stay before boarding the luxurious domed rail cars of the McKinley Explorer bound for Anchorage. Fees will include roundtrip air, airport transportation to and from the Recreation Station, Land & Sea Journey and taxes. Age(s): All Ages Date(s): August 13 – 23, 2014 Save the date: per person rates will be announced soon. Please call to add your name to the call back list and we will call you when become available. Please call Julie at 815-933-9905 ext 4

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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. You must be registered at least one week in advance so that reservations may be made. Age(s); 50+ Date(s): Tuesdays

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Session I – December 10 – Princess Café

351007-A

Session II – January 14 – Turtles

351007-B

Session III – February 11 – Golden Corral

351007-C

Time(s): Bus will depart Recreation Station at 4:00 p.m. and return after dinner. Fee: Residents $8/Non-Residents $10 Min/Max: 6/13

Bingo

Join us each Monday afternoon for Bingo! The room will open one hour early to give you an opportunity to socialize with friends. Please arrive by 11:45 a.m. as Bingo will begin at 12:00 p.m. Age(s): 50+ Date(s): Mondays (Excluding Holidays) Time(s): 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Location: Bourbonnais Municipal Center Community Room Fee(s): $2 per person, $.50 per card played Min/Max: 60 Max

Card Parties

Do you love playing cards? Then 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 Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Please feel free to bring in snacks to share. All playing levels are welcome. Age(s): 50+ Date(s): Mondays – Pinochle (Excluding Holidays) Tuesdays – Euchre (Excluding Holidays) Wednesday – Canasta (Excluding Holidays) Thursdays – Euchre (Excluding Holidays) Time(s): 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. Location: Bourbonnais Municipal Center Community Room Fee(s): $1 per day Min/Max: 40 Max

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Simple Senior Fitness

Come join us for simple stretches and low level strength training; to be done mostly from a char. Sit and get fit. As they say: Use it or lose it. Age(s): 50+ Date(s): Wednesdays

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Session I – December 4, 11, & 18

351805-A

Session II – January 8, 15, & 22

351805-B

Session III – February 5, 12, &19

351805-C

Time(s): 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Location: TBA Fee: Resident $12/Non-Residents $17 Mix/Max: 5/30

Breakfast Club

Join us each month for a morning of food, fun, and info! While we eat we will discuss current topics, do an activity or game, or listen to a special speaker. Sign up today, space is limited! Age(s): 50+ Date(s): Tuesdays

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Session I – December 31

351913-A

Session II – January 28

351913-B

Session III – February 25

351913-C

Time(s): 9:00 a.m. Location: TBA Fee: Residents $2/Non-Residents $4 Min/Max: 5/20

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50+ Programs Christmas Potluck lunch

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Come help celebrate the season with friends! Bring in a favorite side dish, appetizer, or dessert to share. Main dish will be provided.  Stay after the Potluck for an afternoon of Bingo or board games. Age(s): 50+ Date(s): Monday December 16 Time(s): Lunch at 11:00 a.m. Location: Bourbonnais Municipal Center Community Room Fee: Residents $4/Non-Residents $6/Pass Members $2 Min/Max: 8/50 Program Number: 351531-A

Crafty Corner

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Come warm up with hot chocolate or coffee while enjoying fun conversation with friends and practicing a favorite hobby or learning a new one! Whether you crochet, knit, read etc. come join us. Bring your projects and your skills! Age(s): 50+ Date(s) Tuesdays, January 14 – February 18 (Excluding Holidays) Time(s): 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Location: Bourbonnais Municipal Center Fee: Residents $2/Non-Residents $3 daily Min/Max 30 Max Prog. Number: 351217-A

New Year’s Pampering

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Come ring in the New Year with the pampering you deserve! Enjoy a relaxing chair massage and foot spa. You won’t want to miss this great opportunity to treat yourself. Massage and foot spa to be done by licensed massage therapist. Age(s): 50+ Date(s): Wednesday, January 8 Time(s) 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Residents $3/Non-Residents $5 Min/Max: 5/24 Program Number: 351814-A

Holiday Lights

What better way to celebrate the season than with snacks, good company and Christmas Lights? Join us as we drive through the area and look at the outdoor decorations. We will meet at the Recreation Station for snacks then head out for a lights tour. Age(s): 50+ Date(s): Monday, December 9 Time(s): 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Location: Bus to depart from Recreation Station Fee: Residents $5/Non-Residents $8/Pass Member $3 Min/Max: 5/14 Program Number: 351302-A

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Lunch & Shopping

Join us as we stop for lunch and then head to an afternoon of post-holiday sales shopping at Woodfield Mall – a mall with the finest collection of department stores and specialty shops in the Great Lakes Region. Lunch not included in fee. Age(s): 50+ Date(s): Tuesday, January 7 Time(s): Bus departs Recreation Station at 10:00 a.m. and returns around 6:00 p.m. Location: Schaumburg, IL Fee: Residents $16/Non-Residents $20 Min/Max: 5/14 Prog. Number: 351318-A

Conklin’s Dinner Theater

NEW

Join us for a Sunday brunch and Matinee Show. We will arrive at Conklin’s Theatre to enjoy a brunch buffet and then be able to enjoy their live comedy play “The Paisley Convertible”. Must be registered by January 22 for this trip. Age(s): 50+ Date(s): Sunday February 23 Time(s): Bus departs Recreation Station at 10:00 a.m. and will return after the show Location: Goodfield, IL Fee(s): Residents $56 /Non-Resident $65 Min/Max: 13/28 Prog. Number: 353125-A

Holocaust Museum in Skokie, Illinois

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. We will enjoy a docent led tour from 10:00-12:00. Afterwards we will dine at the corner bakery. Age(s): 50+ Date(s): Tuesday, January 28 Time(s): 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Location: Bus departs from the Recreation Station at 8:00 a.m. and will return by 4:00 p.m. Fee: Residents $23/Non-Residents $27 Min/Max: 11/20 Prog. Number: 351308-A

TRANSPORTATION

Transportation is available 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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50+ Programs 50+ Active Pass

ANNUAL

St. Patrick’s Day CELEBRATION

Registration Begins

FEBRUARY 4

Registration Deadline

FEBRUARY 28

Enjoy an old fashioned Irish Dinner, spirits, and a night of fun with your friends. The Village of Bradley, Village of Bourbonnais, Bourbonnais Township Park District, and Bourbonnais Township make this program possible and are pleased to once again offer it to Bourbonnais Township Residents. To register and pick up your ticket, stop by the Recreation Station, 770 E Franklin Street in Bradley. Registration is also accepted over the phone. Register early! This event fills up fast. Note: For Bourbonnais Township Residents Only. Age(s): 50 years & older Date(s): Tuesday, March 11 Time(s): Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Dinner from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Entertainment from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Location: Quality Inn Fee: $5 per person, Must have ticket to enter! Min/Max: 350 Max Prog. Number: 351501-A

Senior Input Meeting

Register today for the 50+ Active Pass. This pass is the key to getting active and staying active at the Bourbonnais Township Park District. Your Active Pass gives you great program discounts, free programs and fun seasonal activities. Benefits Include: • Free Card Parties (Tuesday – Thursday) • Free Summer Senior Picnic • 10% off select trips • Seasonal Brochure Discounts Yearly Membership Fee: • Individual - Resident(s) $40 • Non-Resident(S) $55 • Couple (same household) – Resident $70 • Non-Resident $85 Prog. Number: 551004-A

Free Play Afternoon

Join us for an afternoon of games of your choice. Board games and cards provided. Feel free to bring snacks to share.

NEW

Age(s): 50+ Date(s): Friday, December 20 January 17 February 21 Min/Max: 5/25 Fee: Residents $2/Non-Residents $4/Pass Member - Free Time(s): 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. Location: Bourbonnais Municipal Center

Now is your time to let us know what we can do to make you happier and more involved! Tell us what you like that we’ve done and give recommendations of activities you’d like to be added to our upcoming seasons! Don’t miss out on this important opportunity to get your voice heard. Age(s): 50+ Date(s): Monday, December 2 Time(s): 3:30 p.m. Location: Recreation Station Fee: Free

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In Spring 2014 you will be able to register for your favorite programs ON-LINE!! See www.btpd.org for more information!

Residents of the BOURBONNAIS TOWNSHIP PARK DISTRICT are those who live in the Village of Bradley and Bourbonnais and all of rural Bourbonnais.

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REGISTRATION Mail to: BTPD Rec. Registration 770 E. Franklin St., Bradley, IL 60915 or fax to (815) 933 – 5468 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 Cell Phone # Home Telephone #

Street Address

City

Zip

E – mail Address

Participant’s Name

Work Telephone #

Emergency Contact Name & Telephone #

Age

Birth Date

Gender

Program Name

Program #

Shirt Size Fee

Do you need any special accommodations?  Yes  No Total Paid #: Accepted by: Manner of payment: Check #:

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)/wards for participation in any programs of the Bourbonnais Township Park District, you will be waiving and releasing all claims for injuries you or your child(ren)/wards 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 programs, 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)/wards may sustain as a result of participating in any and all activities connected with or associated with any such programs. I agree to waive and relinquish any and all claims I, or my minor child(ren)/wards, may have against the Bourbonnais Township Park District and its officers, agents, servants and employees as a result of participating in the programs. 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)/wards, may have or which may accrue to me or my minor child(ren)/ wards and arising out of, connected with, or in any way associated with the activities of the programs. 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,

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Date entered: Family ID#: CC#: MasterCard or VISA

Exp. Date:

Auth#:

damages or losses sustained by me or my minor child(ren)/wards arising out of, connected with, or in any way associated with the activities of the programs. 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)/wards, 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 programs 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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Find Out What Is Happening at the Bourbonnais Township Park District Via E – Mail!! The BTPD is compiling databases of E – Mail addresses from participants so that information regarding programs and services of interest are sent to you directly. Through E – Mail you will receive information on upcoming programs, registration deadlines, special discounts and other important information. This information is for the personal use of the Park District only. E – Mail addresses will not be given away or sold to other parties. Please take this opportunity to indicate your areas of interest and return the form by mail or drop it off at one of our offices. Preschool ___Music ___Dance ___Fitness & Health ___Camps ___General Programs ___Early Learning Station Preschool ___Arts & Crafts ___Infant & Toddler Programs Special Events ___Concerts ___Movies ___Cultural Events ___Educational Events ___All Events Exploration Station ___Memberships ___Programs Rentals ___Birthday Parties ___Exhibit Updates ___Seasonal Exhibits Willowhaven ___Preschool/Youth Nature Programs ___Special Events

Youth ___Before/After School ___Drop – In’s ___Athletics/Leagues ___Health & Fitness ___Karate

Teens ___Advisory Board ___Athletics ___Health & Fitness ___Karate ___Trips ___Camps ___Dances ___General Programs ___All Teen Programs Seniors ___Bingo & Lunch ___Card Games ___Health & Fitness ___Arts & Crafts ___General Programs ___Special Events ___All Senior Programs

___Arts & Crafts ___General Programs ___Camps ___All Youth Programs Adults ___Fitness & Health ___Athletics/Leagues ___Dance ___Karate ___Arts & Crafts ___General Programs ___All Adult Programs

Miscellaneous ___Recreation Room Rentals ___Trails/Races ___Perry Farm Rentals ___Cross Country Ski Rentals ___Garden Plots ___Volunteer Opportunities ___Perry Farm Living History

Trips ___Adult Trips ___Senior Trips ___Family Trips ___Shopping Trips ___Athletic Events

COMMENTS:____________________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Name: _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Street Address: _________________________________________________________________________________________________ City, State & Zip Code: _ _________________________________________________________________________________________ Home Phone: _ ______________________________________________ Work Phone: ______________________________________ E – mail Address: _______________________________________________________________________________________________

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(a place for hands on discovery, creative play and exploration. )

Located on Perry Farm Park 1095 W. Perry • Bourbonnais, IL 60914 Phone: (815)933-9905 Ext. 2

Exploration Station Hours: Closed: Mondays (September - May, excluding certain holidays) Monday (June - August), Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday: 10:00 - 5:30 p.m. Sunday: 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Check out the Exploration Station! • Paleontology • Little Squires Toddler Area • Illumination • Wreck Resort Auto Repair Center • Shop-a-Lot Market • Lickety Split Soda Shop & Diner • Invention Center • Postal Office • Explor-a-Lot Castle

Closed: December 13, 14, 24-26, 31 January 1, 2014

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 under 12 months 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 btpd.org for information on: • Memberships • Birthday Parties & Rentals • Group Visits • And so Much More!

Visit us on Facebook . . .

we would love to see you!

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PLUS SILENT AUCTION This Bourbonnais Township Park District event is sure to bring out the wine and beer enthusiast in everyone. Beverages from local Illinois wineries and breweries will be featured. If you find something that pleases your pallet, we have staff on hand that to take your order. Wine and beers will be available for pick-up at a later date. While you are browsing the selections, don’t forget to check out our silent auction. We will be auctioning off an assortment of baskets put together by local businesses and organizations. Ticket sales begin Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at any Bourbonnais Township Park District facility. Ages(s): 21 years or older (Must have a valid I.D.) Date(s): Friday, February 7 Time(s): 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Location): Recreation Station Ticket Fee): $10 pre-sale; $12 at the door Prog. Number): 341501-A

Pre – Sort Standard U.S. Postage

PAID Permit No. 81 Kankakee, IL 60901

459 N. Kennedy Drive Bourbonnais, IL 60914

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