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Bourbonnais Township PA R K D I S T R I C T

Program Contents 2 PARKS & FACILITIES 3 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S LETTER 4 Preschool Programs 9 Exploration Station Programs 11 Before & After School Program 12 Youth Programs 14 Teen Programs 15 Youth & Teen Athletic Programs 17 Willowhaven Park & Nature Center 20 Summer Day Camps 21-25 BTPD Events 26 Willowhaven Dog Park 27-28 Adult Programs 29 Adult Athletic Programs 30 Adult Health & Fitness Classes 31 Trips 34 55+ Trips 35 55+ Programs 38 55+ Fit - Health & Fitness Classes 40 REGISTRATION 41 GENERAL INFORMATION 42 RENTAL INFORMATION 43 EXPLORATION STATION

• PERRY FARM HOUSE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE – 459 N. Kennedy Drive • Bourbonnais, IL 60914 Phone: 815-933-9905 Ext. 1 • Fax: 815-933-5468 Hours: Monday - Friday • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM • RECREATION STATION – 770 E. Franklin • Bradley, IL 60915 Phone: 815-933-9905 Ext. 2 • Fax: 815-933-5468 Hours: Monday - Friday • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM • EXPLORATION STATION®...a children’s museum – 1095 W. Perry St. • Bourbonnais, IL 60914 Phone: 815-933-9905 Ext. 3 • Fax: 815-933-5468 Hours: Tuesday - Saturday • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sunday • 1:00 - 5:00 PM (Closed Sundays, June - August) Office Hours: Tuesday - Friday • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM CLOSED on Mondays, September - May

(open certain school holidays)

• WILLOWHAVEN PARK & NATURE CENTER –

1451 N 4000 E Road • Kankakee, IL 60901 Phone: 815-933-9905 Ext. 4 • Fax: 815-933-546 Hours: Tuesday - Friday • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Visit btpd.org for weekend hours and activities Closed January 19 - February 1 • RIVER VALLEY SPECIAL RECREATION – 1335 E. Broadway • Bradley, IL 60915 Phone: 815-933-7336 • www.rivervalleysra.com

• PERRY FARM PARK –

459 N. Kennedy Drive • Bourbonnais, IL 60914 Featuring Playground, Farm Animals, Paved Walking Trails, Picnic Shelter, Orchard and More . . .

• WILLOWHAVEN PARK & NATURE CENTER –

1451 N 4000 E Road • Kankakee, IL 60901 Featuring Playground, Picnic Shelter, Dog Park, Trails, Disc Golf and More

• DIAMOND POINT PARK –

6279 N 1000 W Road • Bourbonnais, IL 60914 Featuring Splashpad, Picnic Shelter & Playground

– ALL PARKS OPEN DAWN TO DUSK –

NO ONLINE REGISTRATION

MISSION STATEMENT . . .

Enriching the quality of life through recreation, education and preservation.


BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

JAN • APRIL 2019

From the

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Hollice Clark III Hollice@btpd.org Wayne Delabre

PRESIDENT First elected in 2001 • Term expires in 2019

Dear Bourbonnais Township Park District Residents: While fall seems to be here and gone in the blink of an eye, I love seeing the community come out and enjoy the fall festivities here at Perry Farm. Between the scarecrows on the fence and the changing landscape in the park, there really isn’t a better place to be. Each season has its own special beauty here at Perry Farm.

Clark Gregoire

VICE PRESIDENT First elected in 2015 • Term expires in 2021

I am pleased to introduce several new staff members that have joined our team over the past few months. Jen Blair is the new Recreation Supervisor in charge of Preschool and Before and After School care; Emily James is our new Recreation Assistant working with Before and After School care and teen programming; Kourtnee Thompson is the new Recreation Supervisor overseeing athletics and adult fitness; Emma Shores is our new Marketing Assistant overseeing social media, our website, and weekly newsletter updates; Rhonda Olechowski is our new Recreation Supervisor in charge of senior programming and all park district trips and Joe Galloy is our new Parks & Grounds Manager. Please join me in welcoming them to the BTPD team! Construction is underway for our new Perry Farm Barnyard Playground. It will be an all-inclusive, poured surface playground accessible for all ability levels. Be on the watch for news about our ribbon cutting ceremony in March 2019.

KIm Bennett

COMMISSIONER First elected in 2013 • Term expires in 2021

As winter approaches, it is a great time to check out all of our dynamic programs, trips, and special events. Please let me know any suggestions you might have for future events and programs that you would like to see offered at the BTPD. Contact me at hollice@btpd.org or call 815-933-9905. Come out to Perry Farm and enjoy the beauty of winter! Hollice Clark Executive Director

BOURBONNAIS TOWNSHIP PARK DISTRICT STAFF: Brian Hebert

COMMISSIONER First elected in 1997• Term expires in 2023

Sarah Winkel

Paula Rogers

Amanda Langlois Joe Galloy

Frank Cianci

Nicole Jenkins

Jen Blair

Deputy Director Sarahw@btpd.org

Supt. of Finance & Personnel Paular@btpd.org

Office Coordinator Parks & Grounds Mgr. Amandal@btpd.org Joeg @btpd.org

Mike Crews

Diamond Point Complex Mgr. Mikec@btpd.org

Sharon Richardson Marketing Director Sharonr@btpd.org

Anthony Settle

COMMISSIONER First elected in 2015 • Term expires in 2023

IT Administrator Frankc@btpd.org

WH Facility Coordinator Nicole@btpd.org

Recreation Supv. Jenb@btpd.org

Other Park Board Officials include: Brian Scott, Attorney, and Hollice Clark III, Secretary/Executive Director

Rhonda Olechowski Kourtnee Thompson Recreation Supv. Rhondao@btpd.org

Recreation Supv. Kourtneet@btpd.org

Brittaney Beck

Exploration Station General Mgr. Brittaneyb@btpd.org

TREASURER

Bourbonnais Township Park District, a municipal governing agency, provides parks, recreational facilities & programs for its residents. The Board of Commissioners is made up of five elected officials, each serving 6-year terms. Board Meetings are held the 4th Monday of each month at 5:30 PM at The Exploration Station®...a children’s museum, 1095 W. Perry St, Bourbonnais, IL, and Willowhaven Park and Nature Center, 1451 N 4000 E Rd., Kankakee (July & August).

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Dan Borschnack


PRESCHOOL

JAN • APRIL 2019

Bourbonnais Twp. Park District Preschool Programs

2018- 2019 SESSIONS

The 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 enrolled in park district programs must be potty independent unless it's a parent/child class or otherwise stated. Children need to be able to take care of basic needs including potty use, manipulating most clothing and washing hands.

PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS

Just a Reminder . . . DO IT TODAY AND DON’T DELAY!!! If you wait until the last minute to register, the program you want may not be there. At some point, we have to determine if enrollment is sufficient to hold the class. Wait too long and the class may have been cancelled due to low enrollment.

3-4 year old program

A specially designed hands - on curriculum includes:   Phonics & Reading Music & Movement   Educational Field Trips Learning Centers   Math & Science Projects Fine Motor Skills Each preschool staff member has been carefully selected based on their qualifications, experience, and personality. We are very proud of our wonderful staff!

• A BTPD registration form and $35 non-refundable administration fee is required. • A copy of a birth certificate and a current immunization form will be required for students before the first day of attendance. • Additional programs may extend your child’s day.

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The 3-4 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.

Children must be 3 by September 1, 2018.

4-5 year old program

The 4-5 phonics based curriculum will help develop the academic and social skills needed for entering kindergarten in area school districts. Our program will stress the development of independence and academic skills through learning centers, structured activities, socialization, cooperative play, dramatic play, and sharing.

Children must be 4 by September 1, 2018.

Unique features include:

• Low student to teacher ratio • Full gymnasium and spacious playground • Acres of parkland at the Perry Farm Park & the Willowhaven Park & Nature Center • The Exploration Station®...a children’s museum

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PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS

preschool programs a Kindergarten Prep (Ages 4 - 5)

Help your child prepare for Kindergarten. We will review and work on language, math, science and social studies instruction. This class will expand to preschool knowledge and enhance the learning your child has already experienced. We ask that children enrolled have previous preschool background for this class and meet screening requirements including identifying numbers 1 - 9 and most letters. SESSION SCHEDULE Session A: 1/21 - 2/8 *no class 1/21 - make up 2/11 Session B: 2/18 - 3/8 *no class 2/18 - make up 3/11 Session C: 4/8 - 4/26 *no class 4/18, 4/19, 4/22 - make up 4/29, 4/30, 5/1

Snowy Days (Ages 3 ½ - 5)

*fee is per session, 3 different sessions available

Is your little one experiencing the winter blues and wants to be out of the house? Come join us as we play and experiment with ice and snow. Participants will also make winter themed crafts and enjoy a snack. Be sure to pack your gloves/mittens for this icy fun filled class.

Pre-School Adventures (Ages 3 - 5)

ID # 311547-A

ID # DAY TIME 311089 - A2, B2 or C2 Tu & Th 12:30 - 2:30p 311089 - A3, B3, or C3 M, W, F 12:30 - 2:30p

*Program Fee/ *Resident Fee $60/$50 $90/$80

Join us for a preview of what preschool is all about. This adventurous class is filled with fun and learning. Get ready for preschool or enhance homeschooling with a different style of our preschool program. Children express their knowledge and creativity through projects, games, music and play. Each child will have a turn to share their favorite snack with the class. ID # DATE DAY TIME 311962-A 1/7 - 1/18 M, W, F 9:00 - 10:30a 311962-B 2/4 - 2/15 M, W, F 9:00 - 10:30a 311962-C 3/4 - 3/15 M, W, F 9:00 - 10:30a

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Program Fee/ Resident Fee $49/$41 $49/$41 $49/$41

DATE 1/22 - 1/31

DAY Tu & Th

TIME 1:00 - 3:00p

Program Fee $32

Balls, Beanbags and Parachutes (Ages 3 ½ -5)

Participants will enjoy this action packed class. They will get to use balls, beanbags and parachutes to work on their gross and fine motor skills. Not only will they be working these muscle groups, they will also strengthen their reflexes and focus on following directions. This is the answer to those winter blues. Snack provided. ID # 311814-A

DATE 2/12 - 2/21

DAY Tu & Th

TIME 1:00 - 3:00p

Program Fee $24

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PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS

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Dr. Seuss Bash (Ages 3 ½ - 5)

Come celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with us. Hear classic stories like Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, Fox in Socks and many others. Participants will make a craft, play games and have a themed snack including green eggs and ham. ID # 311548-A

DATE 2/25 - 3/1

DAY M, W, F

TIME 1:00 - 3:00p

Program Fee $29

Rompin’, Stompin’ Dinosaurs (Ages 4 - 5) ROOOOOAAAARRR! That’s what you will be hearing from your little one after this class. We will learn the difference between a carnivore, herbivore & omnivore, play games, learn songs, make dinosaur crafts and enjoy a snack. We will be taking a field trip to the Exploration Station on the last day of class to play in their dinosaur exhibit. ID # 311973-A

DATE 3/11 - 3/15

DAY M - F

TIME 1:00 - 3:00p

Program Fee $38

Pint Size Superheroes (Ages 4 - 5)

Is your child obsessed with superheroes and wants to be one when they grow up? This program is perfect for them. Throughout the week your child will create crafts, play games and enjoy a snack centered around superheroes. Don’t forget to come dressed as your favorite superhero. ID # 311549-A

DATE 3/18 - 3/22

DAY M – F

TIME 1:00 - 3:00p

Program Fee $38

April Showers & May Flowers (Ages 4 - 5)

Spring is finally here! With rain comes flowers. Your child will learn about the life cycle of a flower, create beautiful flower crafts and enjoy a snack. At the end of the program your child will bring home their own flower. ID # 311974-A

DATE DAY 4/8 – 4/12 M, W, F

TIME 1:00 - 3:00p

Program Fee $29

Tea with My Dolly & Me (Ages 3 - 5)

Does your little one’s dolly go wherever they go? This class is perfect for those who love their dolly. Participants will enjoy tea, a light snack and make a craft as a way to remember this special program. Don’t forget to bring your doll. Each participant will get their own tea cup at the end of the program. If your child doesn’t own a doll, one can be provided upon request. ID # 311550-A

DATE 4/11

DAY Th

TIME 1:00 - 3:00p

Program Fee $16

HAVE QUESTIONS? Call the BTPD Administrative Office @815-933-9905 ext. 1 6 PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS

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JAN • APRIL 2019

PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS

Barnyard Bonanza (Ages 2½ -4)

It’s that time of year again. The weather is getting nicer and the animals at Perry Farm are ready to enjoy the sunshine. Join Ms. Tammy as she teaches you all about the animals that can be found on our farm. There will be stories, crafts and a snack during this program. It’s sure to be a rootin’ tootin’ time. ID # 311975-A

DATE 4/29 - 5/3

DAY M-F

TIME 1:00 - 2:30p

Program Fee $34

Llama, Llama and Your Mama

(Ages 2½ -3)

Come join Ms. Tammy for an afternoon of story time from the book series Llama, Llama. Each session will feature a different book and a themed craft. This is a mommy/daddy and child class. Parent involvement is required for this program. Fee includes parent & child. ID # 311976-A

DATE 2/13

DAY W

TIME 1:00 - 2:30p

Program Fee $24

311976-B

3/13

W

1:00 - 2:30p

$24

311976-C

4/17

W

1:00 - 2:30p

$24

Play Date with the Park District (Ages 2½ -5)

Calling all mommies and daddies. This 2 hour program will be a fun time for your little ones to play and socialize while you run errands, grab lunch with friends or just have time to yourself. This is not a drop in program. You will need to register in advance for this program. Hurry, because space is limited. ID # 311005-A

DATE 1/15

DAY Tu

TIME Program Fee 1:00 - 3:00p $8

311005-B

2/12

Tu

1:00 - 3:00p

$8

311005-C

3/12

Tu

1:00 - 3:00p

$8

311005-D

4/9

Tu

1:00 - 3:00p

$8

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PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS

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Bourbonnais Township

PARK DISTRICT

Before, In-Between or After Preschool Programs ONE $15 REGISTRATION FEE WILL COVER ALL 3 PROGRAMS FOR A SCHOOL YEAR! Please register at Recreation Station, 770 E. Franklin, Bradley. No online registration is available. Children must be toilet independent for these programs. Be sure to view a parent manual online at www.btpd.org.

IN-BETWEEN PRESCHOOL (Ages 3 - 5)

This class is designed for morning and/or afternoon preschoolers looking for additional activities. Circle time, projects, centers and motor skills are found here. Lunch time is held during our time together. Please bring a sack lunch. This program can be used alone or can be added to other preschool classes at local schools or BTPD Preschool. Ask us about transportation to area schools. Sign up for both sessions for $33/$27 per child per day, and be ready for all day kindergarten. Time: Session A: 8:30a - 12:30p Session B: 11:00a - 3:00p Location: Recreation Station Fee: Resident $15, Non-Resident $18 per child per session, 20 day punch card $280 or ($340) ID #516014-A (Sorry, no refunds for unused days)

BEFORE PRESCHOOL (Ages 3 - 5)

Do you have to be at work before preschool sessions start? Don’t worry, we have a program for you! This program starts at 6:30am and involves low key activities. We have locations at local schools – St. George, Shabbona for Alan Shepard students, Recreation Station for Bradley students or those staying for BTPD Preschool programs. Please feel free to send a breakfast or we can provide one for $1.00. We will be sure to get your child to school on time. Time: 6:30a – 8:45a or earlier start of a school Location: Recreation Station - Bradley or BTPD Preschool Shabbona School - Alan Shepard students St George School - St. George students Fee: $5 per child per morning *20 day discount Buy 20 days in advance for $90, Non-Resident $110 and save $10 (Sorry, no refunds for unused days)

AFTER PRESCHOOL (Ages 3 - 5)

The after preschool program gives your child an eventful afternoon including music, art, games and more. A snack may be included and outside time weather permitting. Wind down after a full day or just visit while mom or dad are at work. We have locations at local school - St. George, Shabbona for Alan Shepard students, the Recreation Station for Bradley students or those staying from BTPD Preschool programs. Time: 3:00p/after school - 6:00p Location: Recreation Station - Bradley or BTPD Preschool Shabbona School - Alan Shepard students St George School - St. George students Fee: Resident $9, Non-Resident $11 per afternoon, 20 day punch card, Resident $160, Non-Resident $200. (Sorry, no refunds for unused days)

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SCHOOL

526108-A

BRADLEY/RECREATION STATION

526708-A

BRADLEY/RECREATION STATION

526308-A 526408-A

ST. GEORGE

SHABBONA/SHEPARD

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526908-A 526608-A

ST. GEORGE

SHABBONA/SHEPARD

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JAN • APRIL EXPLORATION 2019 STATION PROGRAMS

EXPLORATION STATION PROGRAMS SEPT • DEC, 2018

*All Programs located at Exploration Station unless otherwise noted.

Family Friday- Cabin Fever (All Ages)

Tired of the cold? Come to Exploration Station to shake your sillies out. We will enjoy a pizza dinner, free play in our new exhibits (be one of the first to check out all the new changes), and more! ID # 302532-A 302532-B

DATE DAY TIME 1/18 F 6:00 - 8:00p 1/18 F 6:00 - 8:00p

Program Fee $20 per family of 4 $7 per person

Cowabunga! (Ages 3 - 8)

If you love the Ninja Turtles, then this is the program for you. We will make a mask, shell, nunchuks, train to be like a Turtle and finish with the Turtles favorite snack…PIZZA! ID # 312017-A 312017-B

DATE 1/25 1/25

DAY F F

TIME 6:00 - 7:00p 6:00 - 7:00p

Program Fee $12 $3 adult meal

Grandparent and Me…Bingo and Play Day (All Ages)

Come to Exploration Station with your grandchild for a funfilled afternoon of Bingo and play. You and your grandchild can play Bingo (small prizes will be given to winners). Afterwards we will come together for a craft and lunch. Please feel free to come early or stay late to explore in the museum. Price includes one child and one grandparent. ID # 302607-A 302607-B

DATE DAY TIME 2/16 Sa 11:30a - 12:45p 2/16 Sa 11:30a - 12:45p

Program Fee $12 $6 each additional person

Rodeo Round-up (Ages 3 - 8)

Calling all cowboys and cowgirls! You and your little buck-a-roo will enjoy a hotdog lunch, make a horse, play a lasso game, “shoot” tin cans and more!

ID # DATE DAY TIME 302533-A 2/23 Sa 12:00 - 1:00p 302522-B 2/23 Sa 12:00 - 1:00p

Program Fee/ Resident Fee $10/$9 $3 adult meal

Residents of Bourbonnais Township Park District are those who live in the Village of Bradley and Bourbonnais and all of rural Bourbonnais. btpd.org

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EXPLORATION STATION PROGRAMS

I Believe In Unicorns (Ages 4 - 9)

Bestie Bling (All Ages)

Moms, bring your daughters for some special “bestie” time. We will paint a trinket box and make a bracelet. Don’t forget to come early or stay late and enjoy some free play in the museum. Price includes one adult and one child. ID # 302534-A 320534-B

DATE 3/9 3/9

DAY Sa Sa

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TIME 2:00 - 3:00p 2:00 - 3:00p

Program Fee $16 $8 each add’l person

Celebrate National Unicorn Day at Exploration Station. We will play magical unicorn games, get our sparkle on with crafts and decorate your own horn and tail.

ID # DATE DAY TIME 322531-A 4/9 Tu 4:15 - 5:15p

Program Fee/ Resident Fee $8/$7

Capture the Leprechaun! (Ages 3 - 6)

Have you always wanted to find that pot of gold? Increase your chances with this great STEAM program. Children can build their own trap for a leprechaun from a variety of materials. Bring your imagination and creativity. ID # DATE DAY TIME 312943-A 3/15 F 4:15 - 5:00p

Program Fee/ Resident Fee $7/$6 /add $1 at door reg.

Bunny Bonanza (All Ages)

This fun-filled hour will include face painting, bunny ears, decorating a basket, going on a small egg hunt and playing plenty of games. A snack will be provided. ID # 302535-A

DATE 4/19

DAY F

TIME 2:00 - 3:00p

Program Fee $8

Glow In The Dark Egg Hunt (All Ages) Wizards Bash (Ages 3 - 8)

Come to Exploration Station for a magical evening.Children will be sorted into their “house”, participate in a potions class, make a wand, play games, and more. Each child will go home with a magical treat. Dinner is included. ID # 322525-A 322525-B

DATE 3/22 3/22

DAY F F

TIME 6:00 - 7:15p 6:00 - 7:15p

Program Fee $13 per child $3 adult meal

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Have you ever wondered what an egg hunt would be like in the dark? Come to Exploration Station and find out. One egg for each age group will win a gift basket. Please bring a basket and flashlight (glow sticks will be given at check in). Pre-registration is required. This egg hunt will begin promptly at 7:00p. Don’t be late, or you might miss out. ID # 302608-A

DATE 4/20

DAY S

TIME 7:00p

Program Fee $5

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BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

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If you are in need of services before and 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 view a parent manual online at www.btpd.org. Age: Kindergarten - 5th grade Date: Before or After School (Excluding Holidays) Min/Max: Limited Enrollment! Call for availability Fee: $15 Non - Refundable Registration fee per person

Before School

Have to be at 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 6:30a Monday - Friday at the Recreation Station, Noel LeVasseur, (for LeVasseur & Liberty), Shabbona (for Shepard & Shabbona), 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. We will make sure to get your child(ren) to school on time!

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 time/assistance for homework. Bradley students will go to the Recreation Station. Bourbonnais students will attend Noel LeVasseur or Shabbona, and St. George students will stay at school.

Time: 6:30a - Start of School Location: Recreation Station - Bradley Noel LeVasseur or Shabbona - Bourbonnais St. George School - St. George Fee: $5 per child per morning *20 Day discount Buy 20 days in advance for $90 and save $10. Sorry, no refunds for unused days.

Time: After School - 6:00p Location: Recreation Station - Bradley Noel LeVasseur or Shabbona - Bourbonnais St. George School - St. George Fee: $9 per child per afternoon (except on early dismissal days. See BTPD staff for more information) *20 Day discount - Buy 20 days in advance for $160 and save $20. Sorry, no refunds for unused days.

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SCHOOL

ID #

SCHOOL

526108-A

BRADLEY - East & West

526708-A

BRADLEY - East & West

526208-A 526308-A 526408-A

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BOURBONNAIS - Liberty & LeVasseur ST. GEORGE

BOURBONNAIS - Shepard & Shabbona

526808-A 526908-A 526608-A

BOURBONNAIS - Liberty & LeVasseur ST. GEORGE

BOURBONNAIS - Shepard & Shabbona

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YOUTH PROGRAMS

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School Break Days

Are the kids out of school, but you can’t take the time off work? 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. These days fill fast. Space is limited. If you are not registered, there may not be space available for your child. Early drop off and late pick up options are available for School Break Day. Early drop off starts at 6:30a for $4 per participant. Late pick up starts at 4:00p for $4 per participant. ID # DATE DAY TIME 321005-A 1/2 W 8:30a - 4:00p 321005-B 1/3 Th 8:30a - 4:00p 321005-C 1/4 F 8:30a - 4:00p 321005-D 1/7 M 8:30a - 4:00p 321005-E 1/21 M 8:30a - 4:00p 321005-F 1/25 F 8:30a - 4:00p 321005-G 2/15 F 8:30a - 4:00p 321005-H 2/18 M 8:30a - 4:00p 321005-I 3/25 M 8:30a - 4:00p 321005-J 3/26 Tu 8:30a - 4:00p 321005-K 3/27 W 8:30a - 4:00p 321005-L 3/28 Th 8:30a - 4:00p 321005-M 3/29 F 8:30a - 4:00p 321005-N 4/19 F 8:30a - 4:00p 321005-O 4/22 M 8:30a - 4:00p

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Program Fee/ Resident Fee $32/$28 $32/$28 $32/$28 $32/$28 $32/$28 $32/$28 $32/$28 $32/$28 $32/$28 $32/$28 $32/$28 $32/$28 $32/$28 $32/$28 $32/$28

Youth Nerf War (Ages 6 - 10)

This program will give your child the chance to have a fun-filled nerf fight with other friends. We will put his/her Nerf skills to the test by practicing accuracy and teamwork in the imagination playground. They will also be creating their own target/ shield. Please bring your safety goggles or a face shield along with your nerf gun! No customized nerf guns please. Dinner will be provided. ID # 321546-A

DATE 1/11

DAY F

TIME 6:00 - 8:00p

Program Fee $14

Slip ‘n Slime (Ages 6 - 12)

Has your child been slipping into the slime trend lately, but you’re tired of the mess? Your child will love this program. He/she will get to make an ooey gooey mess, and we’ll clean up after them. We have several different slimes to create, even edible ones! Each participant will get to create their own colorful slippery slime to take home! ID # 321269-A

DATE 1/13

DAY Su

TIME 1:00 - 2:00p

Program Fee $15

Daddy Daughter Do’s (Ages 6 - 12)

This program will teach dads how to create easy, stylish hairdos for their little ones including pony tails, braids, pigtails, and more. We will make it easy to remember so that you won’t have a problem getting your child ready anymore! A new comb and hair supplies will be provided. Please register each participant, including the parent. Fee is per couple. ID # DATE DAY TIME Program Fee 321010-A 1/19 Sa 6:00 - 7:00p $14

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YOUTH PROGRAMS

DIY Crafting (Ages 6 - 10)

In this program, you will learn several different Do It Yourself Crafts including hand print canvas art, mason jar aquarium, and pipe cleaner crafts! We are sure that you will leave this program with crafty success! Dinner is provided. ID # 321270-A

DATE 1/26

DAY Sa

TIME 6:00 - 8:00p

Program Fee $24

Cupid Loves Cookies with Heather’s Custom Cakes (Ages 6 - 10)

Put your child’s creativity to the test! In this program, your child will learn skills on how to decorate cookies with Heather’s Custom Cakes. Create a Valentines box to put all of their secret crush’s cards in. Don’t forget to bring a shoebox, and we will supply the rest! We would love to see you there. If unable to provide your own shoe box, please call for accomodations. ID # 321271-A

DATE 2/8

DAY F

TIME 6:00 - 8:00p

Program Fee $18

Superhero Saturday (Ages 6 - 10)

Calling all superheroes! Come join the fun as we share our love for superheroes. Wear your favorite superhero outfit, and be ready for a blast! We will watch a superhero movie and your child will get to take home a themed craft. A snack is provided. ID # 321547-A

DATE 3/2

DAY Sa

TIME 3:00 - 5:00p

Program Fee $15

Magnificent Math (Ages 6 - 10) Does your child have a hard time learning math? Well this program is for them! The participants will learn how to go about math in a fun way using balls, blocks, sticks, games, songs, and more! Say goodbye to boring math and hello to Magnificent Math! The first session will be for children ages 6 - 7. The second session is for children 8 - 10. A snack will be provided to get those brain juices flowing. ID # 321960-A 321960-B

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DATE 3/16 3/16

DAY Sa Sa

TIME 12:30 - 2:00p 2:00 - 3:30p

Program Fee $50 $50

Chopped Challenge (Ages 10 - 15)

Do you have what it takes to dodge being on the chopping block? We will be the judge of that! This program is a great way to use your creative thinking and cooking skills to create three delicious meals of your choice based on certain ingredients provided for them. Limited spots are available, so make sure to sign up, and we can’t wait to see you there! Each participant will receive an apron and lunch provided by Créme of the Crop. Located at Club Irwin, 4460 Main Street, Kankakee. ID # 331519-A

DATE 4/7

DAY Su

TIME 12:00 - 4:00p

Program Fee $50

Design Eggs-perts (Ages 6 - 12)

Hoppy Easter! In this eggstravaganza, you will become a design eggs-pert! We will be decorating Easter eggs with different techniques including glitter, crayons, and even shaving cream. Please bring a basket to take your awesome eggs home. Also, enjoy a sweet treat on us! Parents are encouraged to participate as well! Please register for each participant. ID # 321272-A

DATE 4/13

DAY Sa

TIME 7:00 - 8:30p

Program Fee $16

Tie Dye G.N.O. Guys/Girls Night Out (Ages 6 - 12) Parents, want to have a night to yourselves, but can’t find a babysitter? Participants will enjoy games, dinner, tie dying shirts, a movie, and popcorn while you also enjoy your night! We assure you your children will be in good hands and won’t want to leave this program. Upon registration, please provide a t-shirt size. ID # 321548-A

DATE 4/27

DAY Sa

TIME 6:00 - 9:00p

Program Fee $31

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PRE-TEEN/TEEN PROGRAMS

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Worldly Cuisines with Créme of the Crop (Ages 13 - 16)

Your child will learn to create cuisines from around the world with Créme of the Crop. Each participant will receive a passport that will be stamped as he/she travels through the world of eateries including Italian and Thai dishes. They will be making one entrée to enjoy themselves during the program and cooking another meal to bring home to show off his/her cooking skills. Bon appétit! Located at Club Irwin, 4460 Main St., Kankakee. ID # 331918-A

DATE 3/3

DAY Su

TIME Program Fee 11:00a – 3:00p $50

Teen Trivia Night (Ages 13 - 18)

pre-teen/teen progams ç All Teen Programs located at the Recreation Station unless otherwise noted.

Teen Nerf War (Ages 13 - 15)

This program will give your child the chance to have a fun-filled nerf fight with other friends. We will put his/her Nerf skills to the test by practicing accuracy and teamwork in the Imagination Playground. They will also be creating their own target/shield. Please bring your safety goggles or a face shield along with your nerf gun! No customized nerf guns please. Dinner will be provided. ID # 331520-A

DATE 1/11

DAY F

TIME 6:00 - 8:00p

Program Fee $14

Self-Sufficient Life Skills (Ages 12 - 17)

Come join us to learn some basic life skills/hacks! Each skill will be brought about in a fun way that is easy to remember. These skills will include how to tie a tie, how to balance a checkbook, how to change a tire, and other skills that will be helpful in your child’s future. It will be an enjoyable experience for your child(ren), and we will be sure they won’t forget how to use these skills in their day-to-day lives! ID # 331916-A

DATE 2/9 & 2/23

DAY Sa

TIME 1:00 - 2:00p

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Program Fee $14

Come in and enjoy a night filled with trivia through Kahoot! Bring a device you can connect to the internet with. Also bring your A-Game, and be ready for some fun. Dinner is included and prizes will be rewarded for the best Trivia Expert. ID # 331521-A

DATE 3/10

DAY Su

TIME 5:00 - 7:00p

Program Fee $13

Teen Lock In (Ages 13 - 16)

Let’s get ready for a lock in at the Recreation Station! We will be providing dinner, watching a movie on the projector screen, playing hide & go seek, and so much more! We may be up past bedtime, but we promise it will be so worth it! Be sure to bring a blanket/sleeping bag and pillow. ID # 331522-A

DATE 3/15

DAY F

TIME 7:00p - 7:00a

Program Fee $32

Lazy Sunday (Ages 13 - 17)

Mario Kart, board games, and crafts, oh my! Everyone loves a good lazy Sunday, so let’s get together in our pajamas and have snacks, fun, and good memories.

ID # 331523-A

DATE 3/24

DAY Su

TIME 1:00 - 3:00p

Program Fee $13

Lights, Camera, Action! (Ages 10 - 14)

This is a two part program that will open up your child’s eyes to what he/she has in his/her pocket with Brian Prairie who has been working with photography and videography for 15+ years. The first session, your child(ren) will learn the basic skills of photography from his/her phone including composition, lighting, rule of thirds, and basic shooting techniques. The second session will take place at Perry Farm Park to make the pictures come alive. Make sure to bring a cell phone! We will provide a few phones if needed. A photograph will be printed to take home with them. ID # DATE DAY TIME Prog. Fee 321961-A 4/16 & 4/18 Tu & Th 4:30 - 5:30p & 4:00 - 5:30p $30

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YOUTH & TEEN ATHLETIC PROGRAMS

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Youth Disc Golf (Ages 8 - 13)

Children’s Martial Arts Confidence Course (Ages 5 - 12)

This six week program at Lemner’s Soo Bahk Do Studio will help teach self-confidence through the method of the Korean Martial Art, Soo Bahk Do. Under the direction of 7th degree black belt and Certified Master Instructor, Steven Lemner, each child will learn personal discipline and the basics of this Martial Art in a true dojo. *Program located at Lemner’s Soo Bahk Do, 485 W. Broadway, Bradley. ID # 321466-A 321466-B

DATE 1/8 - 2/12 3/12 - 4/16

DAY Tu Tu

TIME 4:30 - 5:30p 4:30 -5:30p

Program Fee $74 $74

It’s that time of the year again to enroll your disc golfer in his or her own fundamental camp! Over the course of the 4 day program, each player will learn the basics of this growing outdoor sport. Each participant will gain knowledge in the rules, proper methods, and good strategy when it comes to the game. Program located at Willowhaven Park & Nature Center, 1451 N 4000 E Road, Kankakee. ID # 321455-A

DATE 3/25 - 3/28

DAY M - Th

TIME 5:00 - 6:00p

Program Fee $30

Little Dunkers (Ages 3 - 6)

Kenpo Karate (Ages 4 - 12)

Want to have your child learn karate from a 7th degree black belt?! Well here is your chance. Sign your child up to work side by side with Bernie Gorak where he or she will learn movement awareness and increase hand eye coordination. Each child will learn self-defense in a small group setting to help build companionship and life lesson skills. *Program located at 236 W. Broadway, Bradley.

Get a head start on basketball season by signing your little dunker up for our instructional and energetic program! Each dunker will learn basic basketball fundamentals and skills while enhancing their overall hand-eye coordination and sense of balance. Each Little Dunker will leave with a basketball and a new love for the game! *Program located at the Recreation Station.

ID # 321466-A 321466-B

ID # AGE DATE DAY TIME Program Fee 311716-A 3 - 4 yrs 3/25 - 4/3 M & W 5:00 - 5:30p $44 311716-B 5 - 6 yrs 3/25 - 4/3 M & W 5:45 - 6:15p $44

AGE DATE 4 - 6 yrs 1/9 - 2/13 7 - 12 yrs 1/9 - 2/13

DAY TIME Program Fee W 5:00 - 5:30p $70 W 5:30 - 6:15p $79

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out!” – DR. SEUSS

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T-Ball League (Ages 3 - 6)

Is your little hitter ready to take the field? Sign him or her up today for them to fall in love with the game right away. This league is designed to provide a positive introduction to baseball and softball, where they will learn the feeling of hitting the ball and running the bases while their coaches, parents and teammates cheer them on! Volunteer coaches are needed for each team. Contact Kourtnee Thompson, Recreation Supervisor, if you have interest in helping coach. (Times may change due to enrollment). *Program located Diamond Point Park, 6279 N 1000 W Road, Bourbonnais. Deadline: Monday, March 18, 2019 ID # 311424-A 311424-B 311424-C 311424-D

AGE DATE DAY TIME Program Fee 3 - 4 4/29 - 5/20 F 4:00 - 6:00p $44 Practice: Monday 5:00 - 5:30p 5 - 6 4/29 - 5/20 F 4:00 - 6:00p $44 Practice: Monday 5:30 - 6:00p

Little Hitters (Ages 3 - 6)

Batter Up!! It’s that time again to round up all the little rookies and teach them the game. In this course, they will learn the basic fundamentals of t-ball. We will cover skills on throwing, catching, hitting, and base running. Each player is required to bring his or her own glove and water bottle to camp. Program located Diamond Point Park, 6279 N 1000 W Road, Bourbonnais. ID # 311714-A

DATE 4/15 - 4/24

DAY M & W

TIME 5:00 - 5:30p

Program Fee $44

Little Kickers (Ages 3 - 6)

Little Tacklers (Ages 3 - 6)

When it comes to the game of football, not only are the skills of throwing and catching important but we will also teach the essentials when it comes to tackling. Don’t worry, we won’t be taking away from the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship! Program located at Perry Farm Park. ID # 321469-A

DATE 4/30 - 5/9

DAY Tu & Th

TIME Program Fee 5:00 - 5:45p $44

In this beginner’s soccer program, children will enhance their motor skills and coordination while learning fundamental soccer skills. Parents are encouraged to participate and assist their children in the learning process. Each Little Kicker will learn how to dribble, pass, and shoot by various drills and games. Program located at Perry Farm Park. ID # 311415-A

DATE 4/16 - 4/25

DAY Tu & Th

TIME Program Fee 5:00 - 5:45p $44

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WILLOWHAVEN

Live Animal Presentation (All Ages)

Join us for an animal experience at the Willowhaven Nature Center. Interpreter will host a hands-on presentation of live animals including a turtle, rabbit, salamander and snake. Personal meet and greets will follow the presentation. We ask for a $1.00 suggested donation for the program to help care for our animal friends and pre-registration is not required. ID # N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

DATE 1/2 1/18 2/8 2/19 3/6 3/29 4/19

DAY W F F Tu W F F

TIME 10:00 - 10:30a 10:00 - 10:30a 10:00 - 10:30a 10:00 - 10:30a 10:00 - 10:30a 10:00 - 10:30a 10:00 - 10:30a

Join us for some family fun at the Willowhaven Nature Center! Take the indoor ice fishing challenge, build a craft snowman, play games and enjoy a guided hike around the park. Snacks and hot cocoa are included! Ages 2 and younger are welcome at no charge and do not need to register.

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DAY Th

TIME 10:00a - 3:00p

Program Fee/ Resident Fee $17/$16 $17/$16 $17/$16

Spring Sculptures (Ages 10 & Older)

Winter Family Fun Day (All Ages)

DATE 1/3

Parents can take the night off when they send their kids to Willowhaven Nature Center for nature based games and activities. Weather depending outdoor activities may be included, so please dress accordingly. Children must be toilet independent to participate. ID # THEME DATE DAY TIME 325505-A Bear Cave Forts 1/4 F 5:00 - 9:00p 325505-B Glow Party 2/22 F 5:00 - 9:00p 325505-C Shamrock Hunt 3/15 F 5:00 - 9:00p

Program Fee $1 suggested donation $1 suggested donation $1 suggested donation $1 suggested donation $1 suggested donation $1 suggested donation $1 suggested donation

Schools Out!

ID # 325937-A

Nature Night Out (Ages 3 - 12)

Program Fee $5/add $1 at door reg.

Need some art therapy after the holidays? Check out this new sculpting program at the Willowhaven Nature Center. Instructor Amber Ahlborn will guide participants with instruction and helpful sculpting techniques while using air-dry clay. The second class will be decorating the sculptures. ID # 325229-A 325229-B 325229-C

THEME Frogs Lizards Birds

DATE 1/5 - 1/6 2/16 - 2/17 3/2 - 3/3

DAY Sa & Su Sa & Su Sa & Su

TIME Program Fee 11:00a - 12:30p $8 11:00a - 12:30p $8 11:00a - 12:30p $8

“Sunset at Willowhaven”

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Nature Tots (Ages 2 - 5)

Looking for a way to encourage the next generation to be more connected with nature? Join instructor, Judy Corrigan for this hands-on discovery program for toddlers. Each class includes projects to engage the different senses and outdoor explorations. Each session is a two-day series on the second and third Thursdays each month. A parent or guardian is required to stay for the program.

ID # 315906-A 315906-B 315906-C 315906-D

DATE 1/10 - 1/17 2/14 - 2/21 3/14 - 3/21 4/11 - 4/18

DAY Th Th Th Th

TIME 10:00 - 10:30a 10:00 - 10:30a 10:00 - 10:30a 10:00 - 10:30a

Program Fee $8 $8 $8 $8

Puffy Spring Chicks (Ages 6 & Older)

Join instructor Amber Ahlborn for a unique art program where participants create a fun spring decoration featuring adorable pom pom chicks. Spring baskets and a large assortment of decorations are provided. Adults may accompany children at no extra charge, or everyone can sign-up to decorate a basket of their own. ID # 302903-A

DATE 3/2

DAY Sa

TIME 9:00 - 10:00a

Program Fee $7/add $1 at door reg.

Grandparent & Me Birdhouses (All Ages) Looking to have some quality time with the grandkids? Join us at the Willowhaven Nature Center as we host a fun program where participants decorate wooded birdhouses. All supplies provided, including paints, wallpapers, decorative plants and much more! Grandparents can share with their grandchildren, or register everyone to have a birdhouse for each person. Limit one birdhouse per registered participant. ID # 305012-A

DATE 3/16

DAY Sa

TIME 10:00 - 11:30a

Program Fee $12

Spring Break Scavenger Hunt (All Ages) Groundhogs: Myths and Facts (Ages 3 - 6) Have you heard Punxsutawney Phil’s latest weather forecast? Come find out some myths and facts about groundhogs as we make a fun groundhog craft!

ID # 315947-A

DATE 2/3

DAY Su

TIME 1:00 - 2:00p

Program Fee $4/add $1 at door reg.

Valentines Party at the Nature Center (Ages 2 & Older)

Join Willowhaven staff for an afternoon of Valentine’s Day activities! Party includes games, making valentine cards made with natural materials, learning about real animal sweethearts, and more! Snacks provided. ID # 305509-A

DATE 2/14

DAY Th

TIME 1:00 - 2:00p

Program Fee $5/add $1 at door reg.

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Join Willowhaven Staff on a scavenger hunt through the Willowhaven Park to find items like leaves, seeds and more. All participants will receive a fun prize to take home. A parent must accompany children and are welcome to participate at no charge. ID # 315939-A

DATE 3/26

DAY Tu

TIME 10:00 - 11:00a

Program Fee $5/add $1 at door reg.

Sneaky Snakes (Ages 5 - 12)

Spend your spring break checking out real live snakes at the Willowhaven Nature Center! Learn about local snakes and snakes found around the world. Program includes, a wiggly wooden snake craft to take home! ID # 315920-A 315920-B

DATE 3/27 3/27

DAY W W

TIME Program Fee 11:00a - 12:00p $5/add $1 at door reg. 2:00 - 3:00p $5/add $1 at door reg.

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WILLOWHAVEN

Animal Tracking (Ages 5 - 12)

Join our nature center staff for outdoor explorations looking for animal tracks! Program includes a tracking journal project you can take home! Please dress for mess as it may get muddy. ID # 325602-A 325602-B

DATE 3/28 3/28

DAY TIME Th 11:00a - 12:00p Th 2:00 - 3:00p

Program Fee $5/add $1 at door reg. $5/add $1 at door reg.

Star Party (All Ages)

Ever wonder what is in the night sky? Check it out through a telescope! Learn about the sky and stars out in the prime viewing conditions at Willowhaven Park. At the end of the evening, enjoy a campfire and s’mores! A paid adult must accompany children. ID # 305605-A

DATE DAY TIME 5/3 F 7:00 - 8:30p

Program Fee $5/add $1 at door registration

Nature Center $2 Projects (Ages 4 & Older) Add-on a craft project to your nature center visit. These easy to do crafts will enhance your experience and can be done at the Nature center or brought home! These add-on projects are available any day Willowhaven Nature Center is open to the public! Add on Projects: Wooden Snake Craft, Pine Cone Owl, Clothespin butterfly, Arrowhead necklace & Glowing firefly.

Backpack Rentals (Ages 16 & Older)

Enhance your experience at the Willowhaven Park by renting one of our Hiking Backpacks. Packs have binoculars, field guides for local wildlife, suggested outdoor activities along the trail and much more! Rentals are available Tuesday-Fridays and weekends when the Willowhaven Nature Center is open to the public. Rental Fee: $2.00/day with a valid ID

Owl Pellet Dissection (Ages 6 & Older)

Join Nature Center staff for a dissection of a regurgitated owl pellet (a.k.a. puke). Participants will learn about owls, why they are important and what they have been eating. Parents are welcome to stay; children dropped off must be signed-in and out by a parent or guardian. ID # 325908-A

DATE DAY TIME 4/2 Tu 6:00 - 7:00p

Program Fee $7/add $1 at door registration

Family Night Hike & Campfire (All Ages) Join Willowhaven interpreter, Judy Corrigan on an evening hike through the Willowhaven park as dusk descends the trails and nocturnal creatures begin to stir. Following the hike, stay for a campfire with s’mores and trail mix. A paid adult must accompany children. Children 2 & younger do not need to register and may attend at no charge. ID # 305513-A

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DATE 4/5

DAY F

TIME 7:00 - 9:00p

Program Fee $6/add $1 at door reg.

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SUMMER DAY CAMPS

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$15

Registration Fee/Child

OPEN HOUSE MAY 9 @ REC STATION • 6:30 - 7:30P

BTPD Summer Day Camps

BTPD Summer Camp provides children of all ages an exciting summertime experience – whether you’re 3 - 5 years old or 6 - 13 years old. Camp is always a fun adventure that helps foster physical, social and emotional development. Practice dexterity through arts and crafts, and play games to improve hand-eye coordination and teamwork. Field trips provide a sense of community, knowledge and fun! (additional fees apply) Locations include Perry Farm Park, Recreation Station, Exploration Station, Diamond Point Park and Willowhaven Park and Nature Center. 3 - 5 year olds @ Recreation Station, 6 - 13 year olds @ Perry Farm.

Social Skills Development: leadership, communication, independence and participation Self-Respect and Character Building: responsibility, resourcefulness and resilience Community Living Service Skills: caring, fairness, citizenship and trustworthiness

Physical and Thinking Skills:

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BTPD EVENTS

JAN • APRIL 2019

DOGGiE BALL

(All Ages)

Take your favorite pooch out on a night on the town for this new evening event at the Willowhaven center! Refreshments, activities, music and more is included for both people and pups. Well behaved dogs who are up to date on shots are welcome. Registration deadline is 2pm on Friday, January 18. ID # 305514-A

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DATE 1/19

DAY Sa

TIME 6:00 - 7:00p

LET DAN ’S CE!

Program Fee $6/person

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Sweet Heart Dance (All Ages Welcome)

This is a new take on our Daddy Daughter Dance. The evening is a special time for not only dads and daughters, but also for moms and sons. There will be dancing, a DJ, refreshments, and a photo booth! Daughters and sons will receive a photo with their “date”. This program will fill fast so don’t delay! Make sure to register each person attending the dance. Registration Deadline: Friday February 1. ID # 301529-A

DATE DAY TIME 2/9 Sa 6:00 - 8:00p

Program Fee $20/couple / $8 each additional person

Animal Quest

EXOTIC ANIMAL PRESENTATION

WILLOWHAVEN PARK & NATURE CENTER SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24 • 2:00 - 2:45p Be amazed with an assortment of live animals in this 45 minute interactive presentation. Show features reptiles and mammals from all over the world. An adult must accompany children; ages 2 & younger admitted free. Sign up today to save your spot! ID #305515-A • ALL AGES • Program Fee: $8/person 22 BTPD EVENTS

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Family Fun Fair RECREATION STATION FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2019 • 6:30 - 8:00P

It’s carnival time again!!!

Enjoy the evening featuring a ton of fun activities – including games, face painting, food and crafts. An old fashion cake walk and silent auction will be part of the fun. Celebrate winter and win some cool prizes!! AGES 10 & UNDER Children must be accompanied by an adult Tickets .50¢ each/25 for $10

Celebrate Earth Day

early at the Willowhaven Nature Center for this special open house. Explore the center exhibits, join us for children’s games & crafts and check out some of the “Earth friendly” features of the nature center. Event activities include biodegradable planters, worms & composting and recycling art. An adult must accompany children. DATE DAY TIME TICKET FEE 4/6 Sa 10:00a - 2:00p $2 activity - tickets sold at event

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PROGRAM LOCATED AT CLUB IRWIN, 4460 MAIN ST., KANKAKEE

Each participant will receive an apron and lunch provided by Créme of the Crop.

Night at the Museum EXPLORATION STATION... a children's museum

FRIDAY, APRIL 19 • 6:00 - 8:00p Watch as some of our most popular exhibits come to life! Make a crown or shield with a princess in the Castle, dressup with a real fire fighter, meet Bamboo the Panda and a Paleontologist. Make a police hat, fly a glider and more!! $7 Child Ticket - add $2 at the Door All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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BTPD EVENTS

Breakfast with the Bunny Children ages 8 and younger can visit the Easter Bunny and Spring Duck and munch on a little breakfast. There will also be a craft to make and take home. A small egg hunt will take place on our playground before the larger one at Perry Farm Park. (Weather permitting) Egg hunt will be at the Perry Farm Park at 10:00 a.m. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Children 1 and younger are free. Registration deadline: Friday, April 5 Location: Recreation Station ID #

AGE

DATE DAY TIME

301522-A 301502-B

2-16 yrs 4/13 16 & older 4/13

Sa Sa

8:30 - 9:30a 8:30 - 9:30a

Prog. Fee/ Res. Fee $7/$5 $4/$2

Special Family Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Extravaganza PERRY FARM PARK – ALL AGES SATURDAY, APRIL 13 • 10:00a SHARP!

Come join the fun with an Easter Egg Hunt at the Perry Farm Park. Each age group will be assigned a section of the park to hunt for the eggs left behind by the Easter Bunny. An adult must accompany all children. After the hunt the Easter Bunny and Duck will be making a special visit so don’t forget your camera! This event will start at 10:00a sharp. Please make sure you are in line and ready to go prior to 10:00a.

– FREE TO ATTEND – Children must be accompanied by an adult.

PERRY FARM PARK SATURDAY, APRIL 13 • 1:00p SHARP!

WILLOWHAVEN NATURE CENTER FRIDAY, APRIL 12 • 6:00 - 7:30p

Exploration Station, River Valley Special Recreation Association, and Kankakee Valley Autism Society, are working together to offer this very special Easter Egg Hunt. This egg hunt is for families of people with special needs. Eggs will be available to hunt on the ground and also in bins for wheelchair accessibility. There will be prizes and a special visit from the Easter Bunny!

The Easter Bunny is visiting the Willowhaven Nature Center for a special night of springtime fun! Participants will get to visit with the Easter bunny, go on a special egg hunt, and visit with real bunnies! Making a special springtime craft to bring home, snacks and refreshments are included. Hop on out and don’t forget your camera! This event fills up quickly so please register in advance!

ALL AGES – FREE TO ATTEND Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Children must be accompanied by a paid adult; ages 2 and younger are admitted free. ALL AGES Program Fee: $6/person ID# 331508-A

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ADULT PROGRAMS

adult programs ç CPR, AED, & First Aid Certification Course (Ages 16 & Older)

This potentially lifesaving program will teach you how to administer adult, child, and infant CPR along with first aid and use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). The first part of this program will be done online in your own home (additional fee), and the second part will be hands on learning at the Recreation Station. Go to www.onlineaha. org and click on Heart Code BLS course details. Once the online portion is completed, the in-person certification will occur at the Recreation Station. ID # DATE/DAY/TIME Program Fee 541922-A Appointments Only – call (815) 933-9905 Ext. 240 $40

Cross Country Ski Rentals (All Ages)

Cross Country skis can be rented from Perry Farm Mon-Fri. If you are wanting to do a rental on Saturday, NO PROBLEM! Just be sure to pick up skis Friday before 4:00pm. REMINDER: Weekend equipment must be returned the following Monday by 4:00 pm. You must be 18 or older to rent, and children who are 12-17 must be accompanied by an adult. ID # DATE DAY TIME Rental Fee/ Family Fee Rented 12/1 - 2/28 Mon - Fri 10:00a - 4:30p $15/$40 Rented 12/1 - 2/28 Weekend $50

Hair Care’n with Kim Thompson

Learn how to care for our loved ones hair when they cannot. Kim Thompson, LC CR, will help you with dry shampoos, simple blow drying techniques, and use of the curling iron. She will go over ways to relieve tension and stress with brushing, and scalp massages. Simple braiding and ponytail/bun methods will also be taught. ID # 341972-A 341972-B

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DATE 1/22 & 1/24 3/19 & 3/21

DAY Tu & Th Tu & Th

TIME 6:30 - 7:30p 6:30 - 7:30p

Program Fee $10 per couple $10 per couple

Women’s Self-Defense Clinic (Ages 15 & Older) This clinic will focus on easy to remember and effective techniques for self-defense. Participants will learn how to develop great awareness skills, how to suspect an attacker, and how to deal with an attacker. Steven Lemner, 7th degree black belt and Certified Master Instructor, will pass along his wealth of knowledge in this extremely valuable clinic! *Program located at Lemner’s Soo Bahk Do, 485 W. Broadway, Bradley. ID # 341104-A 341101-B

DATE 1/23 3/27

DAY W W

TIME 6:30 - 8:30p 6:30 - 8:30p

Program Fee $24 $24

60 Second Video in 60 Minutes (Ages 15 & Older)

In this two step program, you will learn the basics of creating a short video. Brian Prairie will talk about how to shoot a good video on a mobile device and discuss basic shooting techniques such as rule of thirds, lighting, and handheld vs. tripod. Then you will get the chance to put it all together to create your very own 60 second video. Program located at: Feed Art and Cultural Center, 259 S. Schuyler Ave., Kankakee. ID # DATE DAY TIME Program Fee 341974-A 1/29 - 1/31 Tu & Th 5:00 - 6:00p & 5:00 - 6:30p $35

Adult Chopped Challenge (Ages 21 & Older)

Join this program as we team up with Créme of the Crop where they will put your cooking skills to the test. Do you have what it takes not to be chopped? You will be given the chance to amaze the judges from random ingredients provided to you. Program located at Club Irwin, 4460 Main St., Kankakee. ID # 341505-A

DATE 2/10

DAY Su

TIME 12:00 - 4:00p

Program Fee $55

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Whispers from Heaven with the intuitive Medium, Missy Hart. (Ages 18 & Older)

Join us for an evening of love, laughter, and tears as Intuitive Medium, Missy Hart, delivers messages from your loved ones that have crossed over. This evening will be filled with healing and evidence that your loved ones are still with you and are doing well on the other side. She works with high standard of integrity and has been sharing her gifts for over 15 years with people from all over the world and looks forward to sharing it with you. Program located at the Recreation Station. ID # 341504-A

DATE 2/15

DAY F

TIME 7:00 - 10:00p

Program Fee $40

Farmhouse Decorations with a Splash of Mimosas (Ages 21 & Older)

Please join us in creating your very own farmhouse décor. In this class, you will have an opportunity to work with wood, paint, and stickers. This day will consist of a farmhouse craft, brunch, and we can’t forget the mimosas. Program located at Willowhaven Park & Nature Center ID # 241253-A

DATE 4/28

DAY Su

TIME 11:00a - 3:00p

Program Fee $50

Design Your Initial (Ages 14 & Older)

Let’s add some glam to your room. With this hour program, you will decorate the letter of your choice with supplies provided such as paint, glitter, flowers, jewels, and stick ons. Feel free to bring your own decorating materials, as well. Come enjoy this crafty Sunday with us! Program located at Recreation Station.

Ravenspring Creative with Brian Prairie (Ages 18 & Older)

ID # 341254-A

DATE 2/17

DAY Su

TIME 11:00a - 12:00p

Program Fee $12

During this two part program you will learn the importance of composition, lighting, rule of thirds, and basic shooting techniques. You will then put your shooting skills to the test as you venture out into Perry Farm and make your pictures come alive. Brian Prairie, who has been working with photography and videography for 15+ years, will work side by side with you during this program. Be sure to bring your phone or a camera. There will be a few available if needed. Program located at Recreation Station & Perry Farm Park. ID # DATE DAY TIME Program Fee 341973-A 4/16 & 4/18 Tu & Th 5:30 - 6:30p & 5:30 - 7:00p $35

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adult athletics Adult Slow Pitch Softball (Ages 18 & Older) Come enjoy the summer nights out at the ballpark! Teams are guaranteed a minimum of eight regular season games plus a double elimination tournament to decide a champion. All games will be played on the field of Diamond Point Park. Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 1.

ID # LEAGUE DATE DAY TIME League Fee 341419-A Men A: 5/20 - 7/29 M 6:00 - 10:00p $350 341419-B Church B: 5/21 - 7/30 Tu 6:00 - 10:00p $350 341419-C Co-Ed-NEW C: 5/22 - 7/31 W 6:00 - 10:00p $350 Early Bird: $625 if registered by Monday, April 1

Pickle Ball OPEN GYM (Ages 18 & Older)

Pickle ball is a paddle sport which was created for all ages and skill levels to enjoy and now you can experience this exciting game at the Recreation Station! Each Thursday we will set up the equipment for anyone who wants to play, so all you need to do is show up! Pickle ball creates a great opportunity for some exercise and pleasant competition in a safe, family-friendly environment. Program located at the Recreation Station. DATE 1/3 - 4/25

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TIME 9:00 - 11:00a

Program Fee FREE

ç Fast Pitch Softball: COMING SOON!! Still got what it takes to hit a fast pitch? Dust off those cleats and gloves and sign your team up for BTPD’s first ever fast pitch tournament. Current or retired player? It doesn’t matter!! Put this talent together!

Fall Disc Golf League: COMING SOON!! Think you and your friends have what it takes to be the champion? Start rounding up your team, and be on the lookout for our first ever BTPD Disc Golf League!

3 on 3 Basketball Tournament (Ages 18 & Older)

Join in on this new and exciting basketball tournament! Teams will be split into divisions based on age, and then each division will hold a double elimination tournament to decide a champion. All half-court games will be played on regulation size goals and be officiated. Each team must have at least three players but cannot have more than four. More detailed rules will be provided prior to the tournament. Program located at Adventure Commons, 70 Ken Hayes Drive Bourbonnais. ID # DIVISION DATE DAY TIME Program Fee 341419-A Womens 4/27 Sa 4:00p $100 341419-B Mens 4/27 Sa 4:00p $100

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$25.00 a month unlimited classes $10.00 yearly fee due at registration *All Health & Fitness Programs located at Recreation Station unless otherwise noted.

Fitness Class List: TIMES

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

5:15 - 6:00p

5:30 - 6:30p

Spin

Get Fit

Get Fit

In this class you will be using step up blocks and resistance bands to help tone and define your muscles. Kim Cole, our certified aerobics instructor and personal trainer, will provide the opportunity everyone is looking for to tighten their upper and lower body while improving confidence and self-esteem. This workout is for everyone! Steps and resistance bands are optional.

Spinning Class

Spinning is great for people of all fitness levels. The instructor is full of energy and encouragement! A participant in this popular cycling workout can burn more than 500 calories while toning the legs, glutes, and increasing cardiovascular endurance. At any level, spinning promises to be a fun and rewarding workout!

Spin/Yoga

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

Zumba @

Exploration Station

Get Fit

Zumba

ZUMBA Fitness is the Latin-inspired dance-fitness class that mixes fun with fitness. Come to the Exploration Station, have fun, and melt the calories off while doing it. *Program located at Exploration Station...a children's museum.

Yoga

Yoga is a practice that can be a great compliment or starting place for any fitness routine. It is about connecting with your breath and using it through poses that align your bodies in different positions to stretch and strengthen muscles and ligaments. This Vinyasa Flow class will begin with a short meditation, then move to warm-up the body, flow, and finish with some restorative poses and final relaxation. This is an All Levels class, and we ask that you bring a yoga mat.

* Remember April 11th and May 8th Yoga in the Park will be taking place! *

Yoga in the Park

Let’s take relation to a whole new level. Not only connecting with your inner self but bringing nature into the mix. This class will teach you all the benefits of yoga through breathing techniques, poses, and more! *Program located at Willowhaven Park & Nature Center. ID # DATE DAY TIME Program Fee 341864-A 4/11 Th 6:00p $10 341864-B 5/8 W 6:00p $10

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*All Trips will depart from the Recreation * All trips depart from the Recreation Station, 770 E. Franklin, Station unless otherwise noted. Bradley. Tickets must be purchased for a child, and all children must be accompanied by a paying adult unless otherwise noted.

Four Winds Casino (Ages 21 & Older)

Spend the day at the amazing and beautiful Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, Michigan. Slots ranging in denominations from 1 cent to $100 as well as million dollar jackpots. Exciting table games include Blackjack, Craps, Baccarat, and much more. Also, discover the ultimate shopping experience at Four Winds Casino Resort! Transportation, $15 instant slot credit, and $10 food credit to be used at Four Winds Casino included. In order to receive food voucher and gambling credit each participant must show a valid ID at casino. ID # 341308-A

DATE 1/15

341308-B

3/19

341308-A

5/21

DAY Tu

TIME 8:30a - 6:00p

Program Fee $32

Tu

8:30a - 6:00p

$32

Tu

8:30a - 6:00p

$32

Disney on Ice Mickey’s Search Party (All Ages)

Join Mickey Mouse and his friends! A brand new adventure filled with world-class skating high-flying acrobatics and unexpected stunts! Help them follow Captain Hook’s treasure map and look for clues in search for Tinker Bell in immersive, fantastic worlds. Explore the colorful sprit realm of Coco, sail away with Moana as she bravely saves her island, see Belle in the sky above you as the enchanted Chandelier comes to life and sing along with Elsa in the icy world of Frozen. Make memories with your whole family during Aladdin, Toy Story, and The Little Mermaid as the search party becomes an allout magical celebration on the ice, in the air and all around. Showtime 11:00a. Transportation and ticket included. ID # 301991-A

DATE 2/3

DAY Su

TIME 9:00a

Program Fee $57

Kinky Boots at Cadillac Palace Theatre (All Ages)

Kinky Boots is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! This joyous celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, KINKY Boots takes you from a gentleman’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Take a step in the right direction and discover that sometimes the best way to fit in is to stand out. Show time 7:30p. Transportation and ticket included. ID # 301990-A

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DATE 1/25

DAY F

TIME 5:30p

Program Fee $98

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Chicago Black Hawks take on Vancouver Canucks (All Ages)

Chicago Bulls vs Toronto Raptors (All Ages)

Come and experience the Stanley Cup Champs in action!! Watch the Chicago Blackhawks take on the Vancouver Canucks. The bus ride will make it easy for you to enjoy the game with friends and family without the hassle of the Chicago traffic and parking fees. Tickets are located in 300 level. Game Time 7:30p. Transportation and tickets included. ID # DATE DAY TIME Program Fee 361302-A 2/7 Th 5:30p $125

Don’t miss the opportunity to see Chicago Bulls take on Toronto. We’ll take you on the bus so you don’t have to worry about the hassle of driving. Game Time 7:00p. Tickets are located in the 300 level. Tickets and transportation included.

ID # DATE DAY TIME Program Fee 301324-A 3/30 Sa 5:00p $65

Chicago Flower & Garden Show

FLOWERTALES: The Story Goes On (All Ages) Enjoy this expanded show with more than 700 plant varieties. Local landscape designers, builders, and suppliers will create realistic solutions within feature landscapes and garden vignette displays that inspire and demonstrate to attendees the possibilities for their own gardens, yards, or balconies. Creators will interpret the unique role flowers, plants and gardens play in the stories of our lives and literature. Educational workshops, Kid Activity Garden, and so much more! Transportation and ticket included. ID # 361302-A

DATE 3/23

DAY Sa

TIME 9:00a - 5:30p

Program Fee $45

The Shrine of Christ’s Passion and Lunch at Tiebel’s (All Ages) The Shrine of the Christ’s Passion is a multi-media interactive, half-mile winding Prayer Trail that depicts the last days of Jesus Christ’s life. Forty life-size bronze sculptures in a tranquil setting, complete with beautiful music and amazingly sculptured gardens allow visitors to experience the story of the crucifixion and resurrection as never before! Chicago broadcaster Bill Kurtis narrates the audio recordings that you hear at listening stations along the path. Transportation and lunch included. ID # DATE DAY TIME Program Fee 301992-A 4/6 Sa 8:00a $33

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Catholic Church Tour

Early America in Illinois (All Ages)

Johnny Cash Musical Tribute at Starved Rock Lodge (All Ages)

“Walk the Line” with Bennie Wheels & his band.

Follow the route of Fr. Jacque Marquette and Louis Joliet! Visit a little stone church, one of the oldest active churches in IL. Enjoy a presentation at a pioneer cemetery with headstones dated back to the days of George Washington. Learn more about the influence of the I & M Canal and railway on early and current structures and commerce when Lemont was known as Athens. We will have lunch at Old Town Restaurant and enjoy a small, well appointed museum that connects the fur traders, pioneers, voyagers and natives within the context of Early American theme. Transportation, lunch and tour included. ID # DATE DAY TIME Program Fee 301995-A 3/2 Sa 8:45a $82

The ultimate Tribute to Jonny Cash, June Carter and the Tennessee Three, is the nation’s #1 and most authentic representation of the Man in Black in his “Folsom Prison” era prime! Seeing is believing, and when you go “Walking the Line” with Bennie Wheels, there’s no doubt that Johnny Cash’s spirit lives on! Lunch 12:00p, Show 1:00p. Includes transportation, lunch buffet and show. ID # DATE DAY TIME Program Fee 301993-A 4/15 M 10:00a $68

Amish Adventure (All Ages)

Amish Adventures will give you an up close and personal tour of the Illinois Amish Culture and Religion as you travel back in time along the quaint country roads. We will start the day with a guided tour, stop off at Wilson’s Wood shop, enjoy a home cooked meal and a tour of an Amish home, and end the day in the quaint shops of Arthur. Each person will receive an Arthur bag which includes coupons and 4 free items from the various shops. Transportation, Lunch, Arthur Bag included. ID # DATE DAY TIME Program Fee 301994-A 4/27 Sa 8:00a $77

Mama Mia at Drury Lane (Ages 8 & Older) The international mega hit Mamma Mia! uses the greatest songs of ABBA to tell a hilarious story of marriage, family and finding where you belong, proving that in the end the winner takes it all. Come see why more than 54 million people worldwide have laughed and danced to this unforgettable jukebox musical. Transportation, ticket and lunch included. ID # 301996-A

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DAY W

TIME 10:00a - 4:30p

Program Fee $103

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Fat Tuesdays “All that Jazz” (55+) Mardi Gras Party • Jacob Henry Mansion Bring your Boas, Beads, and Umbrellas to the Jacob Henry Mansion Estate! Enjoy delicious Cajun cuisine and the New Orleans style “Four Star Bass Band” as they bring their Louisiana sizzle to Joliet! Showtime 11:00a. Transportation, lunch and show included.

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Dine-N-Dash (55+)

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. Our first visit will take us to Jameson’s Pub in Frankfort, where you can enjoy a variety of delicious entrees. Our second visit will take us to Hog Wild in Midlothian, home of the famous pork chop. Our third visit will take us to Maggiano’s Little Italy in Oak Brooke where you will experience true Italian. Finally, we will visit PF Chang’s for Asian cuisine. Please register at least one week in advance, so reservations may be made. ID # DATE DAY TIME Location 351007-A 1/9 W 4:30p (Jameson’s) 351007-B 2/13 W 4:30p (Hog Wild) 351007-C 3/13 W 4:30p (Maggiano’s Little Italy) 351007-D 4/10 W 4:30p (PF Chang’s)

Prog. Fee/ Active Pass disc. $13/$3 Disc. $13/$3 Disc. $13/$3 Disc. $13/$3 Disc.

Lunch Safari (55+)

The BTPD will pick you up and take you out to lunch with friends. Lets support our local businesses and enjoy visiting with friends and good food! Transportation included. ID # 351325-A 351325-B

DATE DAY TIME LOCATION Program Fee 1/24 Th 11:00a Longbranch $11 3/28 Th 11:00a Hayden’s Crossing $11

*All 55+ Trips

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ID # DATE DAY TIME Program Fee 351338-A 3/5 Tu 9:30a $88

The Barn III . . . Formally Conklins (55+) Nana’s Naughty Knickers

Bridget and her grandmother are about to become roommates. However, what Bridget saw as a unique opportunity to stay with her favorite Nana in New York for the summer quickly turns into an experience she’ll never forget. It seems her sweet Grandma is running an illegal boutique from her apartment, selling hand-made naughty knickers to every senior citizen in the five borough area! Will Bridget be able to handle all the excitement? Will her Nana get arrested – or worse, evicted? Dinner 6:30p, show 8:00p. Transportation, ticket and dinner included. ID # DATE DAY TIME Program Fee 351339-A 3/29 F 4:30p $86

Yoders Amish Restaurant and Beachy’s (55+)

Join us as we head to Amish Country in Arthur Illinois for some Amish home cooking. Enjoy an all-inclusive lunch at Yoder’s kitchen. Don’t forget to take a peek in their gift shop where you are sure to find that perfect gift. On the way home we will stop off at Beachy’s Bulk foods, known for their famous baked goods! This is a new trip that is sure to be delightful! Transportation and lunch included. ID # DATE DAY TIME Program Fee 351341-A 4/4 Th 9:30a $40

Frank Lloyd Wright House (55+)

Do you know we have our very own Frank Lloyd Wright house right here at home? Join us as we tour both floors of the house as well as the Stable/Carriage House. Our experienced tour guide will share with us the history of the house, its architect and design, and the residents who worked or lived there. We will enjoy a boxed lunch in the main room and will have time to spend in the beautiful gift shop. Transportation, tour and lunch included. ID # DATE DAY TIME Program Fee 351340-A 4/24 W 10:00a $49

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Valentine’s Day Social & Luncheon (55+) Enjoy a fun afternoon of food, friends, cupids, treats and Valentines trivia. Stay and play games or socialize with friends. Prizes, give-aways and free Health Screening will be available! Program located at Village of Bourbonnais Municipal Center, 600 Main St. NW, Bourbonnais. ID # DATE DAY TIME 351520-A 2/12 Tu 11:00a - 12:30p

55+ Book Club

Calling all book worms! Come make friends and get lost in a great book. This book club is specifically for seniors and will meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. The first meeting will be an introductory meeting to get you acquainted with your group, introduce and choose the books you’ll be reading and discussing. What a great way to get out of the house and relax while meeting with friends and making new ones. This is a free program, but pre-registration is required. Program Located at Bourbonnais Public Library, 250 W. John Casey Rd., Bourbonnais. ID # 351009-A

DATE 1/15 - 4/16

DAY Tu

TIME 10:00a - 12:00p

Program Fee FREE

Program Fee/ Active Pass $10/$3 discount

How to use Facebook and Instagram -

With BBCH’s National Honor Society Students

What is the fuss about Social Media? Does the thought of it intimidate you? Get rid of that anxiety when working with social media or even your smart phone as BBCHS’s National Honor Society Students show you the ins and outs of social media! Be sure to bring your smart phone, tablet or lap top with you for this hands-on, intergenerational program! ID # DATE DAY TIME Program Fee 351926-A 2/28 Th 4:00p FREE

Tape Resist Painting & Watercolors

Annual St. Patrick’s Celebration (55+)

ID # CLASS DATE 351220-A Painting 1/25 351220-B Watercolor 2/22

ID # 351501-A

Join us for one or both of these painting classes. In the first class, we will create a masterpiece using the technique “Tape Resist”. Use things from around your house...like tape! We will tape our canvases and paint away! Finally, we will peel off the tape and reveal our works of art. In the second class, please bring your own photo to paint using the wonderful medium of watercolor! Watercolor is a very free style of art, making it perfect for any level of experience or ability!

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DAY TIME Program Fee F 2:00 - 3:30p $13 F 2:00 - 3:30p $13

Registration starts Friday, February 1st. 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, stop by the Recreation Station, 770 E. Franklin Street in Bradley. *Sorry, no carry out or doggy bags. Note: For Bourbonnais Township Residents Only! *This event is located at the Quality Inn & Suites, 800 N. Kinzie Ave., Bradley. Registration Deadline: Friday, March 1. DATE DAY Tu 3/12

TIME Doors Open at 4:30p

Program Fee $5/person

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Get Moving

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*All Trips will depart from the Recreation Station unless otherwise noted.

Pickle Ball 101 (55+)

Are you curious about this game? Would you like to learn more about it before attending an Open Gym? Come learn all about it in this class for beginners. We will go over fundamentals of the game as well as practice rounds. All of the equipment will be provided. Just be sure to wear gym shoes and comfy clothes you can move in.

ID # 351823-A 351823-B 351823-C 351823-D

DATE 1/3 2/14 3/14 4/11

DAY Th Th Th Th

TIME 11:00a - 12:00p 11:00a - 12:00p 11:00a - 12:00p 11:00a - 12:00p

Program Fee $5 $5 $5 $5

Pickle Ball Open Gym (Ages 18 & Older) Pickle ball is a paddle sport which was created for all ages and skill levels to enjoy and now you can experience this exciting game at the Recreation Station! Each Thursday we will set up the equipment for anyone who wants to play, so all you need to do is show up! Pickle ball creates a great opportunity for some exercise and pleasant competition in a safe, family-friendly environment. Program located at the Recreation Station. DATE 1/3 - 4/25

DAY Th

TIME 9:00 -11:00a

Program Fee FREE

Games You Love to Play (55+)

Pickle ball, Bean Bags, and Badminton

Do you love these games but have not thought about them in years? Or maybe you have never played but would love to learn! Come along as we get together to play each game. This is a great way to get out and get moving, along with some great socialization! Register for one or all sessions! ID # 351823-A 351823-B 351823-C

GAME Pickleball Bean Bags Badminton

DATE 2/21 3/21 4/25

DAY Th Th Th

TIME Program Fee 1:00 - 3:00p $6 1:00 - 3:00p $6 1:00 - 3:00p $6

What is a Zagster Bike 609? (55+)

Are you curious about the bike sharing program we have at Perry Farm Park! Get up, get moving, and join us as we teach you how to feel confident in participating in this new and exciting program. ID # 351825-A

DATE 4/22

DAY M

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TIME 10:00 - 11:00a

Program Fee Free

St. Patrick’s Day Euchre Party (55+)

Friends, lunch, euchre and anything Green mixed with a celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. This is sure to be a fun filled afternoon! Feel free to come to lunch, even if you can’t stay for Euchre. ID # DATE DAY TIME Disc. 351501-A 3/14 Th 11:00a - 3:00p

Program Fee/ Active Pass $12/$8

Lunch & Learn w/Dr. Ryan Sullivan Treatment for Hip & Knee Arthritis

by ATI

Join us for lunch and learn all about the treatment for hip and knee arthritis­– nonsurgical and surgical options. Presented Physical Therapy.

ID # 351927-A

DATE 3/15

DAY F

TIME 12:15p

Program Fee Free

Mini Pallet & Picture Frame Painting

You can sign up for one or both of these trendy art classes! The first class features pallet painting which is a trend you see in homes everywhere, only ours will be miniature! We will paint small wooden pallets with your chosen message and/or illustration so that you can add a little something to your home! In our second class, decorate a beautiful frame to showcase a beautiful photo! We will be using all forms of mixed media: paint, sequins, feathers, buttons, and many more! ID # CLASS DATE DAY TIME Program Fee 351221-A Pallet Painting 3/22 F 2:00 - 3:30p $13 351221-B Frame Painting 4/26 F 2:00 - 3:30p $13

Coloring, Coffee and Conversation

Coloring is a wonderful way to unwind and de-stress. Add hand drawn coloring pages, coffee and conversation, and now you have a great start to your day! ID # 351219-A

DATE 4/11

DAY Th

TIME 11:00 - 11:45a

Program Fee Free

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BINGO/CARD PARTIES

(AP Discount)

Join us each Monday afternoon for Bingo! The room will open one hour early to give you an opportunity to eat lunch or socialize with friends. Bingo will begin at 12:00 p.m. Pre-registration is not required. Purchase the Active Pass and waive the $2.00 daily fee! You will still pay .50 cents per bingo card, but the Active Pass will save you money in the long run!! Hope to see you there!

Day

Time

Activity

Program Fee/Resident Fee/AP Price Location

Monday

12:00 - 2:00p

Bingo / Called at 12:00p

$2.00/$1.00 - .50 per card

*Municipal Center

Monday

12:00 - 3:15p

Pinochle / 12:00 - 3:00p

$2.00/$1.00/FREE

*Municipal Center

Tuesday

12:00 - 2:45p

Euchre / 1st game 12:30p

$2.00/$1.00/FREE

*Municipal Center

Wednesday 12:00 - 2:45p

Canasta / Games start 12:00p $2.00/$1.00/FREE

*Municipal Center

Thursday

12:00 - 2:45p

Euchre / Games start 12:30p

$2.00/$1.00/FREE

*Municipal Center

Friday

1:00 - 3:00p

Free Play / Friday

FREE FOR ALL

**Riverside Assisted Living

AP = Active Pass

Card locations are subject to change on occasion, or cancellation may occur. Please check the Bourbonnais Township Park District Website, www.BTPD.org, for updates or call 815-933-9905 to add your # to the Bourbonnais Township Park District Senior Phone List if you do not check the internet.

*600 Main Street North West, Bourbonnais, IL 60914 **Riverside Assisted Living is located at 85 Burns Rd., Bourbonnais, IL 60914

FREE BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS

1st Wednesday of the month at the Recreation Station, 770 E. Franklin, Bradley, IL,

9:00 - 11:00a

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Take time for YOU this Summer!

55+ GUEST PASS DON'T WAIT!

Use this Guest Pass on any Senior Fitness Class! EXPIRES APRIL 14, 2019

Must present this coupon at front desk for one time use.

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M, W, F 9:10 9:10--10:00a 9:55a at Recreation Station.

Jump right into our aqua fit classes and build cardiovascular fitness and strength. Just like swimming, our aqua aerobics classes are easy on your joints, yet challenging enough to help you reach new levels of fitness. Because of their low-impact format, water aerobics classes are suitable for every age and fitness level. Participants may bring and use their own water shoes if desired. Showers and locker rooms available. **This class will meet on Thursdays, from 10:00 - 11:00a at Riverside Independent Living, 100 Westwood Oaks Ct., Kankakee, IL. $20.00 a month - all 55+ Fit classes included FREE for Silver Sneaker members.

Tuesdays 9:10 - 9:55a

9:10 - 9:55a

Senior Stretch Pickleball

Open Gym 9:00a - 11:00a

Aqua Fit

10:00 - 11:00a (ongoing)

Free Senior Tai Chi 1/9 - 2/2 (must pre-register)

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REGISTRATION

40 REGISTRATION

JAN • APRIL 2019

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Station, Perry fFarm House, Willowhaven Park and Nature Center, and Exploration Station. Check hours of operation.

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RENTALS

JAN • APRIL 2019

RECREATION STATION

WILLOWHAVEN

PAVILION / GAZEBO’S

DIAMOND POINT PARK 42 RENTALS

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EXPLORATION STATION

PALEONTOLOGY • LITTLE SQUIRES TODDLER AREA • ILLUMINATION • UP, UP, & AWAY WRECK RESORT AUTO REPAIR CENTER • INVENTION CENTER • PET CLINIC SHOP-A-LOT MARKET • LICKETY SPLIT SODA SHOP & DINER EXPLOR-A-LOT CASTLE • POLICE STATION • AND MORE CHECK OUT tpd.org for informatib o n on: • LOCATED ON PERRY FARM PARK • Memb ership • Birthday Pa s rti • Group Visit es & Rentals s and More!

1095 W. Perry St. • Bourbonnais, IL 60914 Phone: 815-933-9905 Ext. 3

• EXPLORATION STATION HOURS:

Closed Mondays, August 20 - May 31 (dates are subject to change) Open: Mondays, January 21, February 18, March 25, April 22 Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00AM - 5:00 PM • Sunday: 1:00 - 5:00 PM

• DAYS CLOSED: January 1 - January 14 • DAILY ADMISSION RATES:

r for Please registeleast t a s program the 48 hrs prior tote. a d program

Exploration Station Members: FREE • $7.00 per person (prices subject to change)

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A place for hands on discovery, creative play and exploration!


Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage

PAID

Permit No. 81 Kankakee, IL 60901

Bourbonnais Township

PA R K D I S T R I C T 459 N. Kennedy Drive Bourbonnais, IL 60914

ECRWSS RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER

PERRY FARM’S

Barnyard Playground

OPENING

March 2019

Brand new, all-inclusive, poured surface playground

ARTIST CONCEPTION OF PERRY FARM BARNYARD PLAYGROUND

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Bourbonnais Township Park District - Jan / April 2019  

This is the January - April Activities brochure for the Bourbonnais Township Park District.

Bourbonnais Township Park District - Jan / April 2019  

This is the January - April Activities brochure for the Bourbonnais Township Park District.

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