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Welcome to the Bensenville Park District Table of Contents

Special Events Wood St. Fitness Center Fischer Farm White Pines Golf Club Bensenville Water Park & Splash Pad Bensenville Railroad Museum Deer Grove Leisure Center Village of Bensenville Swim Early Childhood School of Dance & Movement Fine Arts Youth Programming Family Programming Clubhouse Under the Sun | Summer Camps Bensenville Sports Conference Adult Programming Young at Heart | Active Adult Programming Parks & Facilities Map Board Meetings & Community Organizations Registration & Policy Information

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Bensenville Park District Facilities

Deer Grove Leisure Center 1000 W. Wood St. (630) 766-7015

Fischer Farm 16W680 Grand Ave. (630) 834-3152

Deer Grove Leisure Center Hours Registration Office Monday 8:30A-8:00P Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 8:30A-6:00P Saturday 9:00A-12:00P Sunday Closed* *When the registration office is closed and the facility is open, registrations can be submitted at the front desk.

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Registration Holiday Schedule Nov 25 Closed Nov 26 Closed Dec 24 Closed Dec 25 Closed Dec 31 Closed Jan 1 Closed April 15 Closed Apr 17 Closed

Bensenville Water Park & Splash Pad 1100 W. Wood St. (630) 766-SWIM

White Pines Golf Club 500 W. Jefferson St. (630) 766-0304 WhitePinesGolf.com

Wood St. Fitness Center Hours Monday - Friday 6:00A-9:00P Saturday 8:00A-5:00P Sunday 8:00A-3:00P Closed: Nov 25, Nov 26 open 6A-2P, Dec 24, 25, 31 Closed, Jan 1 Closed, Apr 15 open 6A-2P, Apr 17 Closed


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Bensenville Park District Board & Staff Bensenville Park District Board of Commissioners

Valerie Karg Vice President

Rich Johnson President

Greg Linder Treasurer

Our mission is to promote community participation in leisure activities, learning experiences, and social interactions by providing excellence in service, facilities, and programs throughout the Bensenville Park District. We enhance the quality of life through the preservation of our local history, open spaces and recreational opportunities for residents of all ages to enjoy.

Bensenville Park District Staff Administration

Executive Director Joseph C. Vallez Superintendent of Finance and HR Evelyn Struck Superintendent of Marketing & Communications TBD Social Media / Marketing Assistant Rachel Russo Front Desk Manager Laura Borshell Customer Service Yolanda Medina Manager of Special Services Phyllis Schmidt, CPRP

Recreation Programs & Facilities Superintendent of Recreation Facility Supervisor Recreation Supervisor Recreation Supervisor Recreation Supervisor

Michael Hayes, CPRP/CPO Todd Linder, CPRP/CPOI Lisa Semetko, CPRP Trent Grossman TBD

Buildings & Grounds

Superintendent of Buildings & Grounds Supervisor of Buildings & Grounds

White Pines Golf Club Head Golf Professional Head Golf Professional Assistant Golf Professional Superintendent of Greens Assistant Superintendent of Greens Facility Events Coordinator

Luis Aguinaga Paul Lowrey/CPO

Andrew Godfrey, PGA Terry O’Neill, PGA Ella Mack Aaron Hill Joe Giuliano Katy Jordan

Nancy Gibbs Secretary

Our vision is for the Bensenville Park District to be an integral member of the cooperative inter-governmental group providing quality services and programming of high impact at low cost to the community. We embrace life-long learning in both recreation and leisure fostered through diverse and unique facilities. By maximizing alternative revenue sources, we are recognized for providing the highest level of services and facilities and consistently exceeding our residents’ expectations.

Dear Residents,

The park district staff and Board of Commissioners wish the best for all of your families. While things are getting better we still have challenges to overcome: the park district continues to offer programs in a safe manner according to established IDPH and CDC guidelines. As we close out 2021 and move into 2022, the park district will continue to offer more programs and services to the community. Our staff plan to offer more options in 2022 in the areas of classes, camps and special events. Programs for Winter/ Spring 2022 are being finalized and will continue to be marketed and promoted through our website, brochure, and social media. Plans for summer 2022 will include traditional and innovative program delivery. There will be an emphasis on bringing program opportunities to parks in your neighborhood. The district certainly will continue to offer a wide range of programs at the Deer Grove Leisure Center but we will also offer select opportunities out in our various park locations. Residents will be able to take a short walk to your local park to enjoy organized programs in the spirit of bringing services to you in your respective neighborhood. Some of the added services will include movies, special events and other fun things for your families. Please look for these opportunities moving forward and let us know if you may have any suggestions. The park district is planning for the future through proactive analysis, evaluation of the latest recreational trends, demographics changes and opportunities available for the best of our community. The district will continue to make improvements in our parks and facilities in 2022 in order to ensure a positive experience at the Bensenville Park District. Please feel free to reach out and offer any suggestions that may assist us in improving the park district.

- Joseph C. Vallez, Executive Director

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Jay Snyder Commissioner


Special Events

Special Events

The Bensenville Park District has put together some fabulous events this season! Be sure to join us on social media for event updates, fun videos, and photos!

Locations

Deer Grove Leisure Center 1000 W. Wood Street | (630) 766-7015 Fischer Farm 16W680 Grand Avenue | (630) 834-3152 White Pines Golf Club 500 W. Jefferson Street | (630) 766-0304 Bensenville Water Park 1100 W. Wood Street | (630) 766-SWIM BvilleParks.org | WINTER SRPING 2022

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Special Events NEW! Adopt a Snowman Who wants to decorate another Christmas Tree? Why not decorate a snowman that is guaranteed not to melt! Adopt and decorate your very own 4ft snowman, and your snowman will remain at Fischer Farm all December long for everyone to enjoy. Decorating begins 11/29 and the snowman will be marked with your family name. (TL)

Letters to Santa

Fischer Farm

All Ages

Are you asking Santa for a special Christmas gift? Write your letter to Santa and drop it off at one of two magical locations by December 17th to ensure Santa can get it on time! Mailbox locations will be at the Deer Grove Leisure Center and White Pines. Please be sure to include a return address on your letter so that Santa can write back. (TL)

Begins 11/29 | 699997-02

DGLC, White Pines

12/01-12/17

All Ages

Free

$5

Photo: DIY Network

Holiday Gingerbread Contest Build your best gingerbread house and see how it stands up against the rest of the district! Submit your builds to Lisa Semetko at lsemetko@bvilleparks.org for a chance to win a shout out on social media and a gift card! Winners chosen on December 17. (LS) At Home

All Ages

12/01-12/15 | | 615508-01

Free

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Farmside Christmas

Breakfast with Santa Enjoy a holiday breakfast featuring an appearance by good ol’ St. Nick. Children are able to visit and have a photo taken with Santa, and join in holiday craft activities. Our buffet will feature traditional breakfast selections, and special kid friendly favorites. Space is limited; reservations are required at (630) 766-0304 ext. 2. Registration ends 12/8.

Starting December 1st and lasting throughout the month of December come to Fischer Farm to enjoy the holiday lights and decorations as you walk the grounds of the historic 1836 farm. On December 4th come enjoy ice sculptors, reindeer, holiday crafts, and then warm up around a bonfire with some hot chocolate and treats. While you are there you can get a photo with Santa all while listening to some festive music to get in the holiday spirit! Don’t miss the tree lighting at 5pm. Registration begins Nov. 9. (TL)

Fischer Farm

Sa, 12/04, 3:00-7:00P | 616015-01

All Ages

Pre-register $5 for children 3-17 or $7 day of event

Adults: $25, Ages 3-17: $15, Ages 2 and under: free

White Pines Golf Club

All Ages

Sa, 12/11 & Su, 12/12 | 10:00A-1:00P

Santa Claus is Coming to Town Catch Santa as he parades through the town in a lighted mobile workshop! Santa will be making personal house visits this holiday season. Your visit time will be arranged by the park district 1 week prior to the event. While the visits will be brief, everyone will leave with a special treat and share their gift list for the holiday season. Registration begins Nov. 9, sign-up early as space is limited max: 20 houses per date. Bensenville residents only. $10 per child | $35 per family. (TL)

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

M, 12/06

5:00-8:00P

Everything South of Jefferson/3rd Ave. Minus White Pines Subdivision

615507-01

W, 12/08

5:00-8:00P

North of Jefferson and South of Green Street

615507-02

Tu, 12/14

5:00-8:00P

Everything North of Green Street

615507-03

Th, 12/16

5:00-8:00P

White Pines Subdivision and all Unincorporated Bensenville

615507-04

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Special Events Sweetheart Ball Have a sweet time at this year’s candy-themed Sweetheart Ball. Enjoy a decadent evening which includes a delicious dinner (choice of chicken fingers, chicken breast, or vegetarian pasta), dancing, entertainment, and a magnificent sweets table. Register at the Deer Grove Leisure Center by Feb. 9. (TL)

White Pines Golf Club

All Ages

Sa, 02/12 | 6:00-9:00P | 715009-01

We will be doing our 2nd annual E-Recycling and Shredding event. Shredding will be free to residents for the first banker’s box and $5 residents/ $8 non-residents per standard banker’s boxes or paper bags after that. You can shred your sensitive documents containing personal information, such as medical history forms, bank statements, personal files, and retired tax forms. Paper documents will be shredded on-site. We will also be collecting electronics for recycling just $5 to drop off as many electronics as you would like. Please check our flyer and website closer to the start of the event for approved items to be recycled. (TL)

$22 | $27

Water Park Parking Lot

All Ages

Sa, 03/19 | 8:30-11:00A

See Description

Clover Hunt Come out to the farm to search for some lucky clovers! Irish folklore is packed with tales of fortune and good luck for those who find rare four leaf clovers. Are you feeling lucky? (LS)

Fischer Farm

Ages 2-4 - 10:30-11:15A Ages 5-7 - 11:45A-12:30P

Sa, 03/12 | 715010-01

$5

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Easter Eggstravaganza & Egg Hunt The Easter Eggstravaganza & Egg Hunt is back!!! Hop over to our annual Easter egg hunt that starts promptly at 10:00A with a new age group running every 10 Minutes. There will be hundreds of candy-filled eggs scattered across Varble Park Hill, waiting for you to collect. Don’t forget to bring a container/bag to hold your eggs. As soon as you are done with the egg hunt, be sure to bring your whole family into the DGLC for games, crafts, inflatables and photos with the Easter Bunny. (TL)

Varble Park Hill, DGLC

Sa, 04/09

Ages 3 & under - 10:00A Ages 4-6 - 10:10A Ages 6-7 - 10:20A Ages 8-9 - 10:30A Ages 10+ - 10:40A

Free


Wood Street Fitness Center

Fitness Center Hours

Monday - Friday 6:00A-9:00P Saturday 8:00A-5:00P Sunday 8:00A-3:00P

Holiday Hours Nov 25 Nov 26 Dec 24 Dec 25 Dec 31 Jan 1 April 15 Apr 17

Closed 6:00A-2:00P Closed Closed Closed Closed 6:00A-2:00P Closed

To ensure everyone’s safety, things will still look a little different. Below are the steps we are taking to keep everyone safe (they are subject to change): Masks are required for those vaccinated and non-vaccinated You must check in at the front desk before entering the fitness center Equipment will be spread out in our fitness center to allow for proper social distancing Shower and locker rooms are open, but lockers are only available if they are rented for the year You will be required to wipe down equipment after every use

Age Regulations

Wood St. users, ages 12-16 must have a parent/ guardian with them. Weight Room Policy Form must be signed each pass renewal period.

Pass Requirements

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Wood Street Fitness Center

MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS AS LOW AS $153 NO ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEES

Fitness Membership - Wood St. features a fully staffed fitness facility, and trend setting fitness equipment.

Commit to 12 months to receive 15% off and a free RFDI wristband for our new treadmills & Stair Master!

FITNESS MEMBERSHIP RATES

Month R | NR

Year R | NR

Adult (age 17+)

$15 | $18

$153 | $184

Couple (any 2 adults 17+)*

$25 | $30

$255 | $306

Senior (age 55+)

$11 | $14

$112 | $143

Teen (age 12-16)

$12 | $15

$122 | $153

Yearly rates reflect 15% discount

Fitness Membership Add-On* Yearly Locker $60 Unlimited Classes $204

* All Fitness Membership Add-Ons are per person price and will be applied to a yearly membership, not eligible for the 15% discount.

*Must reside in same household.

Other Rate Options

Fitness Punch Pass (11 group fitness classes, 1 year expiration) Resident Nonresident Adult $60 $80 Daily Fitness Center Pass Adult (17+) Teen/Senior

Resident Nonresident $6 $8 $3 $5

Group Fitness Per Class Fees Resident Adult $6

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Nonresident $8

The Core Class Pass yr. $300R | $360NR - mo. $35R | $40NR A yearly or monthly pass is available to adults allowing unlimited access to all fitness classes. (Ages 14+. Special events and premier classes not included.) Veteran & Active Military

Receive a free one year Fitness Center Membership. After the first year receive 20% off yearly rates when you purchase a year membership.


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Wood St. Perks

Park District Perks

. 1 free personal training session per year

. 10% discount rate for youth programs

. Zero initiation or annual fees

. 10% off all district facility rentals

. Locker rooms and free locker

. 4 free daily admission yearly to

. Free onsite group fitness or

team building opportunities available

FREE PASS

Bensenville Water Park and Splash Pad

. 20% off Water Park memberships . 1 free round of golf yearly to White Pines Golf Club . Free admission to capstone events

For more information or to see if your organization qualifies contact Todd Linder at TLinder@BvilleParks.org.

MATRIX TRAINING Don’t know how to use the Matrix Fitness Equipment; let us help you out! You can now reserve a one-time 15 minute time slot to get a basic instruction* on how to use our Matrix machines. To reserve a time slot please email Todd at TLinder@bvilleparks.org. Fee: Free for yearly members *Staff are not certified to give fitness or health advice, but have been trained on the proper use of Matrix machines.

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Wood Street Fitness Center

What Fitness Class Should You Take?

Whatever Your Goal We Have a Class for You! Yoga: Great for recovery, mindfulness, and flexibility Cycling: Great for weight loss, endurance, and cardio Zumba: Great for fun, community, all ages and body types Strength/HIIT: Great for weight loss and muscle toning Core Classes: Just starting out, rehab, and limited mobility

Classes We Offer Ageless Aerobics Cycling HIIT Strength Small-Group Training 20/20/20 STRONG

Core Foundations Cardio Blast Hatha Yoga TRX Zumba Zumba Low Intensity Zumba Toning

For a full list of classes and schedule please go to woodstfitness.com or if you have any questions please reach out to Todd Linder, Facility Supervisor at TLinder@BvilleParks.org

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Fischer Farm

Fischer Farm

Fischer Farm is one of the oldest remaining homesteads in the county. The family settled here in 1836 and established a dairy farm. Their success was evident by 1919 when they had the beautiful foursquare farmhouse constructed. This homestead now forms the core of the Fischer Woods Preserve. This preserve is still home to remnant prairie and wetland and provides a glimpse of what the first settlers to the area saw. The land is valued both for these original seedbeds of native plants and for its historical integrity. The nine structures are all connected to the Fischer family and remain on their original foundations. The Bensenville Park District, in cooperation with the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, has been working to preserve both the homestead and the native ecosystems while promoting education and recreational opportunities at the site.

Free Admission 16W680 Grand Avenue

Hours: Email Lisa at LSemetko@BvilleParks.org to request a tour

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Fischer Farm

Nerf-day Birthday

Make your child the birthday Champion with a Nerf Birthday Party. We’ll battle with the best of them and finish off the day with pizza, drinks and time to open presents. We’ll provide the Nerf Blasters, darts, and barriers. (TL)

Nature Birthday

Have a wild time at Fischer Farm! The birthday boy or girl will have their own personal party guide to lead games, activities, and fun designed specifically for them. Afterwards we’ll have pizza, drinks and time to open presents. (TL)

Birthday Theme

Ages

Days

Hours

Location

Fee

Nerf-day Birthday

6-11

Apr-Oct

2 hours

Fischer Farm

$165 | $195

Nature Birthday

6-11

Apr-Oct

2 hours

Fischer Farm

$165 | $195

Birthday Party fee includes 12 children, additional children are $8 each.

Parties are available from April to October, Please contact Todd Linder at (630) 238-4931, or TLinder@BvilleParks.org for any questions or to reserve.

RENTALS Now booking for 2022! Fischer Farm is an ideal and unique event venue, as it is one of the oldest homesteads in DuPage County. The Farm is easily accessible and provides a wonderful rustic setting for any special occasion. The grounds and structures at the farm provide the perfect backdrop for photo opportunities that will provide many years of great memories. Rental packages include the farm grounds, or the granary. Additional add-ons include a guided tour and use of the fire pit. Rentals are available from April to October. Maximum of 50 people. For more information, Please contact Todd Linder at (630) 238-4931, or TLinder@BvilleParks.org. Fischer Farm Rental Type

Res.

NR

Farm Field

$85 hr.

$110 hr.

Granary Barn/Fire Pit

$50 hr.

$60 hr.

Full Farmstead (Field & Barn)

$110 hr.

$135 hr.

Professional Photographers & Filmmaker Permits

Fischer Farm is available for rental. Please contact Todd Linder at (630) 238-4931, or TLinder@BvilleParks.org

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BADGE WORKSHOPS Work towards your badges with the Bensenville Park District! Each program takes 1.5 to 2 hours and will fulfill most or all of the requirements for one of the badges listed. Rates are per troop. Want to do a badge program with your troop? Contact Lisa Semetko at (630) 238-4929, or lsemetko@bvilleparks.org to schedule your program today!

Daisy: Money Counts Leaf

Girls will learn money skills like it’s 1899. First they will earn their money, then make a shopping list, and finally spend their money to buy supplies for their farm. Working towards badge 1, 2, and 3 of Money Counts Leaf. (LS)

Brownie: Bugs

Scouts will learn all about the bugs living in Illinois’ forests. Girls will make and label their own bug chart, make some cool bug art, and go on a bug-finding adventure. Fulfills requirements 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 of Bugs Badge. (LS)

Junior: Geocacher

Go on a treasure hunt with your Troop! You’ll learn what geocaching is, how to work a GPS, and how to prepare for a geocaching adventure. Then we’ll try out geocaching and make a trade item to take home. Fulfills requirements 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 of Geocacher Badge. (LS)

Cadette: Night Owl

Explore the night with your troop! You’ll learn about how nocturnal animals experience their world, go on a night hike, and have a bonfire with s’mores. Fulfills requirements 1, 2, 3, and 4 of Night Owl Badge. (LS)

Program

Days

Months

Hours

Location

Activity #

Per Group

Daisy - Money Leaf Counts

M-Sa

Year-round

1.5 hours

Fischer Farm

706140-01

$94

Brownie - Bugs

M-Sa

Year-round

1.5 hours

Fischer Farm

706140-02

$94

Junior - Geocacher

M-Sa

Year-round

1.5 hours

Fischer Farm

706140-03

$94

Cadette - Night Owl

M-Sa

Year-round

1.5 hours

Fischer Farm

706140-04

$94

Lions: Ready, Set, Grow

Learn all about the different ways to garden, eat some healthy snacks made from locally grown food, and try planting your own garden. Fulfills all requirements for Ready, Set, Grow Adventure. (LS)

Tigers: The Sky is the Limit

Check out the Farm after Dark with the Park District. We’ll study the stars of the night sky with our eyes and with telescopes, discover the names of constellations and the stars that make them up, and get the chance to make our own constellations back inside. Fulfills requirements 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 of Sky is the Limit Adventure. (LS)

Wolf: Grow Something

You’ll learn about Illinois’ growing zone and the plants that live in it, what skills you need to keep a healthy garden, make an awesome terrarium to take, and go home with a seed you planted in your own container. Fulfills requirements 2, 3, and 4A of Grow Something Adventure. Complete requirement 1 a month after the program. (LS)

Program

Days

Months

Hours

Location

Activity #

Per Group

Lions - Ready Set Grow

M-Sa

Year-round

1.5 hours

Fischer Farm

706040-01

$94

Tigers - The Sky is the Limit

F-Sa

Year-round

2 hours

Fischer Farm

706040-02

$114

Wolf - Grow Something

M-Sa

Year-round

1.5 hours

Fischer Farm

706040-03

$94

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White Pines Golf Club

White Pines Golf Club 500 W. Jefferson Street (630) 766-0304 WhitePinesGolf.com

Give the gift of golf to your favorite golfer Gift cards available in our Pro Shop

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White Pines Golf Club

PRO SHOP Hours: Dawn until dusk* 7 days a week | (630) 766-0304 ext. 1 *Weather permitting Tee times Instruction Leagues Permanent tee

Golf merchandise Gift certificates Tournaments Golf outings

The Golf Shop is staffed with professionals that would love to help you take your game to the next level. The White Pines Golf Shop is equipped to meet the needs of every golfer, regardless of where they are with their golf game and offers a complete line of golf equipment and accessories. From head to toe, you can find the top brands in golf at competitive prices. Uncertain about what brand of clubs you really should be hitting? Try before you buy! Hit them on the driving range or take them out for a round. Our staff will answer all of your questions and make sure your clubs fit your swing.

Golf Leagues

Golf leagues are a perfect opportunity to encourage team building and social interaction. Thinking of Starting or Joining a League? We Make it Easy! - Prizes and gift cards are available at the White Pines Golf Club’s Pro Shop - League meeting and banquet accommodations are available - Inquire about our weekday league specials Call Andrew Godfrey at (630) 766-0304 for league availability and assistance.

GOLF OUTINGS Whether you are planning a fundraiser, family, or corporate event allow our professional staff to customize an event to meet your specific needs. White Pines Golf Club can accommodate golf outings from 24 to 350 golfers. - Conference Room up to 30 guests - 37 Bar & Grill up to 80 guests - Banquet Room up to 240 guests - Tented Pavilion up to 350 guests A variety of menu options, tournament services, merchandise/gift cards, range balls, and rental sets are among the services we provide for our golf outings. Let our team help you host your next successful event! For more information go to whitepinesgolf.com or contact Andrew Godfrey at (630) 766-0304 x311 or AGodfrey@whitepinesgolf.com.

Permanent Tee Time

Looking to lock in your tee time for the year, we will have our Permanent Tee Time availability starting February 1st. Permanent tee times start the first Saturday and Sunday in May and run for 20 straight weeks.

Season Pass

Season Pass rates will be available starting January 1st and run the entire 2022 golf season. Perks include 10% off merchandise in the Pro Shop as well as booking 14 days in advance.

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White Pines Golf Club

BANQUETS & WEDDINGS Banquets & Events

White Pines Golf Club is more than just golf, we provide the perfect location with something for everyone. Whether it’s for a wedding day, banquet, or corporate golf outing, our goal is to ensure that every event meets your expectations. The banquet room is large enough to hold a wedding or corporate event of up to 220 guests, but intimate enough to host a small family birthday, showers, funeral luncheons or anniversary party. The view of the golf course grounds is spectacular no matter what the season! The room boasts vaulted ceilings and a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows. The outer deck and balcony are available to you and your guests throughout your event. Smaller, and specialty groups may choose from a variety of unique event spaces: Pine Room, 37 Bar and Grill, and Conference Room.

Holiday Events

Book your Holiday Event early to receive 10% off, along with a complimentary Champagne toast and waived facility fee. Contact Katy Jordan at banquets@ whitepinesgolf.com.

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Weddings at White Pines

Vaulted ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a wrap-around balcony offer a special setting for your big day. Our brick paved ceremony site seats up to 150 guests. It is picturesque, surrounded by a pond, waterfall, and fountain. The winding path from the clubhouse to the ceremony site sets the scene to the perfect entrance. For more information about banquets, events, and weddings, please call (630)766-0304 ext. 2 or visit WhitePinesGolf.com.

The Pine Room

• Beautiful golf course view • Large Front Yard • Ample parking for guests • Table and chair set-up and take-down • Bartender available for a fee The rental fee includes tables, chairs, and linens for up to 80 guests. The room is set up according to your specifications, and is ready upon your arrival. Inside, enjoy the spaciousness of an 1,840 square-foot hall. The versatile space can comfortably accommodate seating for up to 80 guests. Contact Todd at TLinder@BvilleParks.org or (630) 238-4931 for any questions.


Bensenville Water Park & Splash Pad

Bensenville Water Park

1100 W. Wood Street | (630) 766-SWIM

SEASON PASSES

March Madness Water Park Pass Sale

Save 10% from March 1-15

Season Pass Holder Perks!

General Water Park Information

Opening Day will be announced in the Summer Program Guide Water Park Hours: Open Daily 12:00-7:00P Daily Admission: Youth (3-17) Adult (18+) Senior (55+) Children under 2 All admissions after 5:00P

$8 | $10 $12 | $14 $7 | $9 Free $6 | $8

Water Park Rental Information

Rent the Water Park exclusively for your next group outing or party! All rentals go from 7:30P-9:30P and can be rented F, Sa or Su. Concessions can be added to any rental with a minimum of $100 per hour sales guaranteed. The group’s representative is responsible for the difference. For more information about pool rental please email Todd Linder at TLinder@bvilleparks.org. Birthday parties can be held at the Water Park anytime when the facility is open. The fee includes free admission for 12 people into the Water Park all day and a private party room at the Deer Grove Leisure Center, cheese pizza and drinks! Rooms at the Deer Grove Leisure Center are only secured for a 2 hour window! Additional guest will have a $10 fee, and a total head count and final payment is due 48 hours prior to the party. For more information or to book a party please contact Todd Linder at (630) 238-4931, TLinder@bvilleparks.org. $165 Res | $195 Non-res

· Unlimited admission to the Water Park & Splash Pad · Free and unlimited admission to lap swim 11A-12P Mon-Th · Free and unlimited admission to Aqua Fitness Classes · Discount admission to Water Park Events 2022 Water Park Season Pass Rates

Res | NR

Child/Teen (ages 3-17)

$110 | $132

Adult 18+ $120 | $144 Family of 2

$180 | $216

Family of 3

$210 | $252

Family of 4

$240 | $288

Senior (55+)

$110 | $132

*To add more family members to a family of 4 household (additional $45 per person) please contact Todd Linder at TLinder@bvilleparks.org

Swim Lesson General Information

The Bensenville Park District Group Swim Lesson Program consists of 3 types of lessons, Water Explorers, Preschool and Bensenville Swim Schools Level 1-4. All of our lessons are designed to build off the previous level to help swimmers gain confidence in the water and help set them up with the skill to be lifelong swimmers. Private and Semi-Private Lessons will also be available. Class times and dates will be released in the Summer 2022 Program Guide. (TL) BvilleParks.org | WINTER SRPING 2022

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Bensenville Railroad Musem

TRAIN

Bensenville Railroad Museum Veterans Park, Church Road and Green Street The Train will be back open in the Summer, check out the Summer 2022 Program Guide for details

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Deer Grove Leisure Center Deer Grove Leisure Center

Deer Grove Leisure Center

Deer Grove Leisure Center 1000 W. Wood Street | (630) 766-7015

Registration Office Hours Monday 8:30A-8:00P Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 8:30A-6:00P Saturday 9:00A-12:00P Sunday Closed

Holiday Hours Nov 25 Nov 26 Dec 24 Dec 25 Dec 31 Jan 1 April 15 Apr 17

Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed

Program Registration

Winter/Spring registration begins November 30 for residents, and December 1 for non-residents. Class and program registrations, and pass/membership payment transactions are taken at the Deer Grove Leisure Center during registration hours. See page 61 for registration information.

Give the Gift of Fun! Bensenville Park District Gift Certificates

Gift certificates are available for purchase at the Deer Grove Leisure Center. Gift certificates are good towards: Wood St. Fitness Center memberships, all programs and trips.

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Deer Grove Leisure Center Indoor Walking Track

. Track is limited to walkers only . Facility ID cards will be required (these can be obtained for free at the front desk on your first visit) . Track direction is counterclockwise

Racquetball Membership

Now offering unlimited monthly and annual racquetball memberships. Reservations can be made in advance at the front desk. Participants must be at least 16 and have an adult present. Youth Adult Res Monthly fee $35 $50 Annual fee $100 $140

Open Gym

Available for Fitness Members during all other available hours. Daily Drop-In fee $3 Grades 5-8 M-W-Th-F 3:00-5:00P Grades 5-8 Tu 2:00-5:00P Family Su 11:00A-2:00P Reservations required, visit our website at BvilleParks.org/opengym.

Adult NR $75 $210

Racquetball & Wallyball Daily Fees

You can make reservations up to six days in advance on the hour or the half hour by simply calling (630) 766-7015. Youth Adult Res Racquetball $6/hr. $8/hr. Wallyball $12/hr. $15/hr.

Adult NR $12/hr. $20/hr.

Memorial Program

Memorial Program

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Commemorate those who had an impact on our community with a living-remembrance.


BIRTHDAY PARTIES

New! Sports Party

Give your aspiring athlete a birthday to remember! We’ll play all your child’s favorite sports, like basketball, kickball, flag football, or even dodgeball and scooter races! Then we’ll cool off with some provided beverages, pizza, and time for opening presents. (LS/TL)

Good Ol’ Fashioned Birthday Party

This traditional style party features all the best old fashioned games, like pin the tail on the donkey, freeze tag, hot potato, Bozo buckets, musical chairs, and penny carnival games! Parties include pizza, juice or beverage of choice, and cupcakes. (LS/TL)

Please contact Contact Todd at TLinder@BvilleParks.org or (630) 238-4931 for any questions or to reserve your next party. Birthday Theme

Ages

Available

Sports Party

5-9

Good Ol’ Fashioned

5-9

Hours

Location

Res | NR

Sa,Su, Year-Round 2 hours

Gym

$165 | $195

Sa,Su, Year-Round 2 hours

Spruce-Hawthorne Rm

$165 | $195

All parties are for 10 children and 2 adults. All additional children and adults are $8 each.

Gym Rentals

You may rent the entire gym or secure only half of the gym. Rentals are available during business hours when available.

Room Rentals

Rooms are available for birthday parties, showers, meetings, and many other occasions. Rooms accommodate 20-60 people and may be reserved based on availability. Facility Request Forms: Forms are available at Deer Grove Leisure Center and on our website www.BvilleParks.org. Contact Todd at TLinder@BvilleParks.org or (630) 238-4931 for any questions.

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Water’s Edge Aquatic Center |

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Redmond Recreational Complex


The Edge Ice Arenas |

Redmond Recreational Complex

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Early Childhood Programming

Messy Mondays

Little Chefs

Are you ready to get messy? Messy Mondays allows children and their parents to experiment with a variety of art materials including finger paint, stamps, modeling clay, scissors, glue and more. Children will use fine motor skills, and experience a variety of tools. Each class your child will have an opportunity to create their very own masterpiece. The goal of the class is to have fun by incorporating our creative ways of thinking. MIn 4 | Max 8. (LS)

Learn the basic kitchen skills for becoming a chef! New skills and easy “do it at home” recipes will be introduced each week. Please inform the front desk of any food allergies upon registration. MIn 4 | Max 8. (LS)

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Messy Mondays

3-5

M, 01/10-02/07

5:00-5:45P

Nursery

706022-01

$35 | $47

Messy Mondays

3-5

M, 02/21-03/14

5:00-5:45P

Nursery

706022-02

$35 | $47

Little Chefs

3-5

Tu, 01/11-02/08

5:00-5:45P

Kitchen

706027-01

$35 | $47

Little Chefs

3-5

Tu, 02/22-03/15

5:00-5:45P

Kitchen

706027-02

$35 | $47

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Early Childhood Programming Tiny Tot Preschool

To tour the classroom and meet the teachers, please contact Mrs. Cindy Banaszynski, Lead Preschool Teacher, at (630) 766-7015 ext. 117 to schedule an appointment and learn all about our curriculum and classroom activities.

Tiny Tot Preschool Ages 3-4

This program is designed to prepare your child mentally, physically, and emotionally for making the transition to the Preschool 4’s program. Our curriculum introduces children to colors, numbers, shapes, and concepts through a variety of activities. The children explore learning centers that reinforce weekly concepts and themes. Circle time features interactive songs, flannel board stories, and an interactive calendar and weather activities. Children develop large motor skills during gym time and while connecting with nature outside of our classroom in our play lot, sandbox, and children’s garden. Instructor: Mrs. Cindy Banaszynski. Min 10. (LS)

Tiny Tot Preschool Ages 3-5

This program prepares your child cognitively, socially, emotionally, and physically for making the transition to Kindergarten. Our curriculum, based on Illinois Early Learning Standards, emphasizes self-discovery, teamwork, and independent thinking. Children are introduced to Language Arts, Literacy, Math, Social Studies, Science and Nature Exploration through a variety of learning centers and hands-on activities. Our professional and experienced teachers foster a nurturing environment that addresses the individual needs of each child. Our well rounded program includes local field trips, guest speakers, nature exploration and special activities such as raising baby chicks, spring planting and a graduation ceremony. Min 10. Instructor: Cindy Banaszynski. (LS)

Tot School Program Ages 2-3

This program prepares your child for the Preschool experience! Our integrated yearly curriculum focuses on social, emotional, cognitive and physical development with activities including circle time, exposure to colors, shapes, numbers, and letters. Children are introduced to a variety of learning centers such as dramatic play, sensory, literacy, music, blocks, puzzles, and nature exploration. A snack, gym time, and play in our outdoor classroom are also included. Being toilet trained is required. Staff do not change diapers. No class week of 3/28. Min 6. Instructor: Eileen Kubica. (LS)

Tot School Primer Ages 1.5-2.5

This class prepares your child for Tot School. Help your child get ready for the classroom in this semi-structured environment in which children enjoy arts and crafts, games, stories, and motor activities with a caring adult. Each class day includes circle time and group play. A parent/caregiver must attend class. No class week of 3/28. Min 4. Instructor: Eileen Kubica. (LS) Program

Ages

Day/Date

Tiny Tot Preschool

3-4

Tiny Tot Preschool

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Tu,Th, 08/24-05/19 9:00-11:30A

Tiny Tot Room

605502-01

$650 | $750

4-5

MWF, 08/23-05/20

9:00-11:30A

Tiny Tot Room

605501-01

$750 | $850

Tiny Tot Preschool

3-5

MWF, 08/23-05/20

12:30-3:00P

Tiny Tot Room

605501-02

$750 | $850

Tot School Program

2-3

Tu, Th 01/11-04/26 9:15-11:15A

Nursery

705406-01

$355 |$365

Tot School Primer

1.5-2.5

W, 01/12-02/16

9:15-10:15A

Nursery

705416-01

$50 | $60

Tot School Primer

1.5-2.5

W, 02/23-03/30

9:15-10:15A

Nursery

705416-02

$50 | $60

Tot School Primer

1.5-2.5

W, 04/06-05/11

9:15-10:15A

Nursery

705416-03

$50 | $60

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Early Childhood Programming Learning Ladders

This program series provides sequential progress in preparing your child for Preschool and Kindergarten. Offering a variety of learning experiences, these classes are designed to meet the needs and the development level of your child. All of the activities and lessons align with Illinois early childhood standards. Each class focuses on a different developmental stage in the educational growth of your child while preparing your child for the next step in the series and the Preschool and Kindergarten experience. Min 4 | Max 15. (LS)

Learning Labs

Afternoon Learning Labs allows Preschoolers to expand their day and skill sets. A creative curriculum provides a foundation of language and literacy, problem solving and social development. Children learn through play and explore topics in depth in an environment strong in defined hands-on learning activities. Things get messy, so dress accordingly. Learning Labs does not meet on days that Preschool is not in session. Min 4 | Max 15. (LS)

Lunch Pals & Playtime

New! Passport to Adventure

Whether your child is a morning or afternoon preschool student, or if you want your child to have lunch with us, you’re welcome to join us! After lunch we will play fun games. Min 4 | Max 15 (LS)

Children will use their pretend passports while exploring and discovering a variety of countries and cultures! Hands on activities engage the children in music, language, games, arts and crafts, and special traditions of each culture. Min 4 | Max 15. (LS)

Lunchtime & Engineering

Did you know that building helps foster the development of problem solving, critical thinking and teamwork? Children will explore and discover engineering with their hands while building block towers, marble runs, castles and more. Please bring a sack lunch and beverage. Morning Preschoolers will be escorted to the program. Min 4 | Max 15. (LS) Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Learning Ladders

2-4

M, 01/10-02/07

9:15-10:15A

Nursery

705107-01

$55 | $65

Learning Ladders

2-4

M, 02/21-03/14

9:15-10:15A

Nursery

705107-02

$55 | $65

Lunch Pals & Playtime

3-5

MWF, 01/10-02/11

11:30A-12:30P Nursery

705011-01

$50 | $60

Lunch Pals & Playtime

3-5

MWF, 02/21-03/18

11:30A-12:30P Nursery

705011-02

$50 | $60

Lunchtime & Engineering

3-5

Tu, 01/11-02/08

11:30A-12:30P Nursery

705125-01

$40 | $50

Lunchtime & Engineering

3-5

Tu, 02/22-03/15

11:30A-12:30P Nursery

705125-02

$40 | $50

Learning Labs

3-5

MWF, 01/10-02/11

12:30-2:30P

Nursery

705117-01

$120 | $130

Learning Labs

3-5

MWF, 02/21-03/18

12:30-2:30P

Nursery

705117-02

$120 | $130

Passport to Adventure

3-5

F, 01/14-02/11

3:00-4:15P

Nursery

705115-01

$40 | $50

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Early Childhood Programming

New! Winter Science in the Parks

Explore the natural world with a weekly experiment in a park! This class will get children out into the winter wonderland around them to form and test hypotheses - while having fun! Week 1 - Breiter Palm Park. Week 2 - Pines Park. Week 3 - Sunrise Park. Min 4 | Max 15 (LS)

New! Spring Science in the Parks

Explore the natural world with a weekly experiment in a park! This class will get children out into the awakening world around them to form and test hypotheses - while having fun! Week 1 - Breither Palm Park. Week 2 - Pines Park. Week 3 - Sunrise Park. Min 4 | Max 15 (LS)

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Winter Science in the Parks

3-5

F, 02/18-03/04

3:00-4:15P

Various

705426-01

$40 | $50

Spring Science in the Parks

3-5

F, 03/18-04/01

3:00-4:15P

Various

705426-02

$40 | $50

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School of Dance & Movement

Dance Information

To find the best classes to choose for your athlete, classes have been broken down to specific levels for the School of Dance and Movement. You can find these listed below. During this time we are making adjustments to help prevent the spread of disease. This includes but is not limited to keeping class sizes smaller, practicing hand washing before each class, and providing at home videos and/or exercises to help prepare students for their next classes. Pre Classes: Intended for the first time athlete to learn the very basics and be introduced to the class. These classes will introduce body awareness and work on motor skills as well as offer a learn through play approach. These classes range from 2-5 year olds, depending on the particular class. Level I Classes: Introducing students to the world of dance through classes with more structure and discipline. These classes will develop body awareness and placement. As well as the key points to making a routine and skills, students will learn to develop their individual passion for the sport. Level I classes are intended for 6-9 year olds. Level II Classes: As you move your way through the School of Dance and Movement, you will learn to master your skills as well as develop more challenging ones. Level II classes will be taught at a faster pace and students are expected to show discipline and enthusiasm for the sport they are continuing. Here you begin setting an example to other dancers moving up in the program. These classes are created for 10-14 year olds. Building Block Classes: These classes are made for all levels and intended for strengthening the core classes. You may take building block classes separately, or use them to challenge yourself even more. Created for the dancer who wants to take it a step further, you will find extra practice time and an opportunity to work on your individual skills.

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Dance Attire

Please see your receipt for specific requirements for class. *Masks must be worn if under 12 or not vaccinated

Instructors Needed

If you are interested in being a part of our fantastic School of Dance and Movement educators, please apply online at BvilleParks.org.


BUILDING BLOCK CLASSES Tumbling I

Join Us for Dance Recital Season

Sunday, May 8 | 2-4P | Fenton High School, 1000 W. Green St. The Winter/Spring season is dedicated to rehearsing for our annual spring Dance Recital when students showcase their best moves! Everyone is invited to cheer them on. Note: An additional $35 will be required for the recital costume. Ticket Sales & Pricing: Begin March 7 at the Deer Grove Leisure Center. Tickets are issued on a first-come first-serve basis. Students will receive one free ticket regardless of how many classes they are in. Free tickets will be distributed to the performers with recital packets the week of March 21. Ages 3 and up are $6 in advance, $8 at the door. Ages 2 and under are free. Children 2 and under must sit on an adult’s lap. Dress Rehearsal and Pictures: On stage Dress Rehearsal and group photographs are set for Saturday, May 7 at Fenton High School.

Tumbling will provide athletes an opportunity to learn even more about what they can do with their bodies. Increasing flexibility, strength, and balance are some of the many skills that will improve from taking this class. Learning the basics such as forward rolls, handstands, and cartwheels will prepare students to take on even more challenging skills as they continue their education. No class the week of 03/28. Min 3 | Max 12. (LS)

Tumbling II

Tumbling II is for older students who are ready to flip into some trickier material. Each athlete will be able to work at their own pace and improve specific skills that will benefit them and what they are ready to accomplish. We will tighten up what you know and introduce the things you’ve been ready to try! No class the week of 03/28. Min 3 | Max12. (LS)

Tumble Tots

Tumble Tots is designed for little ones who are being introduced to their first ever class. Learning how their body moves and what they can do with it will amaze their growing minds and muscles. Body awareness and play are what make this class so important and unique. Climbing, rolling, and finely tuning those motor skills trains little ones into the athletes they will one day become! No class the week of 03/28. Min 3 | Max 12. (LS)

Non-Recital Classes Include:

Tumbling I & II Tumble Tots Dance with Me Private Dance Lessons Peppa Party Group Lessons

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Tumbling I

6-9

Tu, 01/18-05/03

5:30-6:15P

Maple Elm Room

702323-01

$100 | $130

Tumbling II

10-14

Tu, 01/18-05/03

6:15-7:15P

Maple Elm Room

702333-01

$100 | $130

Tumble Tots

4-5

Tu, 01/18-05/03

4:45-5:30P

Maple Elm Room

706343-01

$100 | $130

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School of Dance & Movement Pre Ballet

This class is the introduction to the art of Ballet. You will learn important dance terms and how to apply them on the dance floor. This style of dance will build strength, flexibility, and precision. Starting here is the best place to begin your dance journey in the Ballet world. Starting at the root will help dancers blossom into the athletes they will soon be! No class the week of 03/28. Min 3 | Max 12. (LS)

PRE-CLASSES Dance with Me

Parents and children will have a blast in this interactive class. Using props and each other to build strength, trust, and an incredible bonding experience is something you will never forget. Learning through play and expression will help you and your child get to know each other even better through movement. This is a non-recital class. No class the week of 03/28. Min 3 | Max 12. (LS)

Fairy Princess Dance

All little ones dream of being a fairy princess in a world full of magic. This tot class will surely give them that experience. While being introduced to ballet, we will incorporate props to encourage creative learning and expression. No class the week of 03/28. Min 3 | Max 12. (LS)

New! Private Dance Lessons

Hippity Hop

Are you interested in taking your skills a step further? Perfect your technique, advance to the next level, and become the dancer you are ready to be. One-on-one instruction provides your dancer an opportunity to have all eyes on them. Private lessons can be done in conjunction with a current class, or to work on your individual goals. Lessons are by appointment only with select instructors. No class the week of 03/28. (LS)

New! Peppa Party

Group Lessons

This tot class is intended for the first-time dancer. Your little one will have an opportunity to learn the basics of hip hop and groove to their own beat. Learning choreographed steps for the first time can be a challenge, but this high energized experience will leave them wanting to dance even more! No class the week of 03/28. Min 3 | Max 12. (LS)

Get silly, giggly, and wiggly with songs galore! Your child will dance, play, and get social to their favorite Peppa Pig music with all their friends in this one of a kind class! Min 3 | Max 12. (LS)

Just like our private lessons, we are offering an opportunity to work with an instructor but in a small group with your friends or siblings. No more than 4 people to a group. Lessons can be done in conjunction with a current class, or to work on your individual goals. Lessons are by appointment only with select instructors. No class the week of 03/28.. Min 3 | Max 12. (LS)

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Dance with Me

2-3

Sa, 01/22-05/07

10:00-10:45A

Dance Room

706009-01

$100 | $130

Fairy Princess Dance

4-5

Sa, 01/22-05/07

10:45-11:30A

Dance Room

706006-01

$100 | $130

Hippity Hop

4-5

Sa, 01/22-05/07

11:30-12:15P

Dance Room

703300-01

$100 | $130

Peppa Party

2-4

Sa, 01/22-02/19

9:15-10:00A

Dance Room

703300-11

$60 | $72

Pre-Ballet

4-5

W, 01/19-05/04

4:30-5:15P

Dance Room

706002-01

$100 | $130

Private Dance Lessons

4+

Year round

By appointment Dance Room

706351-01

$30 per session

Group Lessons

4+

Year round

By appointment Dance Room

706351-02

$60 per session

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LEVEL I CLASSES

Musical Theater I

Want to be a performer in Broadway style shows? This class will introduce students to the world of character building and exploration as well as teaching them how to dance in styles like jazz and tap. From performances like musicals, to shows by the Rockettes, your dancer will surely want more! No class the week of 03/28. Min 3 | Max 12. (LS)

Lyrical I

Flow, elegance, and beautiful technique make Lyrical dance so special. This class will be filled with magic and grace for a dancer who is up for the challenge. Turns and leaps across the dancefloor will wow the crowd as well as the dancer who has learned how to properly execute them. Building flexibility and trust within a team makes a dancer who is preparing to be competitive and even do solo performances in the future. Learn the basics of lyrical and perfect your skills in this level I class. No class the week of 03/28. Min 3 | Max 12. (LS)

Hip Hop I Hip Hop is a style of dance that will be sure to keep you moving. If you like music that gets you out of your seat, this is the class for you. Created for dancers ready to work on their rhythm and groove. Hip Hop will be taught by individuals who know what it takes to make it to the top. This is not your typical dance class, because it’s more than choreography that makes a strong Hip Hop dancer. No class the week of 03/28. Min 3 | Max 12. (LS) Ballet I

Tap I

If you have rhythm that flows through you to the point where you can’t stop tapping your toes, you have found your perfect match. Different tap concepts will be introduced and built upon in this class. Perfect for those who like making noise, showing off their moves, and incorporating jazz and theatrical aspects. Kick up those heels and step out into a world full of a style of dance that focuses on many senses. No class the week of 03/28. Min 3 | Max 12. (LS)

You have made it here, and now starting in the heart of the sport itself. Introducing this technical style is a challenging but rewarding experience. Dancers will leave with proper posture, technique, and carry out beautifully executed Ballet skills. No class the week of 03/28. Min 3 | Max 12. (LS)

Jazz I

Dance Recital

Sunday, May 8 | 2-4P Fenton High School See page 31

If you are sassy and spunky, jazz is the class for you. This style of dance is all about showcasing “what you got!” Learn a style that will literally keep you on your toes. This class will be an introduction to the style of Jazz and be full of turns, leaps, and attitude. This style is sure to build aspects of a dancer you never thought existed. No class the week of 03/28. Min 3 | Max 12. (LS) Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Hip Hop I

6-9

Th, 01/20-05/05

4:00-5:00P

Dance Room

703031-01

$100 | $130

Ballet I

6-9

W, 01/19-05/04

5:15-6:15P

Dance Room

706007-01

$100 | $130

Jazz I

6-9

M, 01/17-05/02

4:00-5:00P

Dance Room

706014-01

$100 | $130

Musical Theater I

6-9

Tu, 01/18-05/03

7:00-7:45

Dance Room

706311-01

$100 | $130

Lyrical I

6-9

M, 01/17-05/02

5:00-6:00P

Dance Room

706012-01

$100 | $130

Tap I

6-9

Tu, 01/18-05/03

6:15-7:00P

Dance Room

706004-01

$100 | $130

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School of Dance & Movement

LEVEL II CLASSES Hip Hop II

Ready to take it to the next level? This class will have you hitting all the right beats and making a statement in the classroom. You will take on material that is more challenging and for an older group of students. If you want to continue improving your skills in a Hip Hop setting, this is the class for you. You will learn new skills as well as prepare to become a competitive dancer. No class the week of 03/28. Min 3 | Max 12. (LS)

Ballet II

Ballet II is designed for dancers who are serious in continuing this beautiful art. Combos will be executed with focus and precision as well as grace and beauty. The dance floor is yours, and developing into the young ballerina you dream of is right around the corner. The strength of a Ballerina will be evident by the time this class is over! No class the week of 03/28. Min 3 | Max 12. (LS)

Jazz II

If you are ready to take it up a notch, Jazz II will be there for you. Even more attitude and technique will be a part of this class. More complicated combos and skills will build a dancer’s self-confidence as well as bring the team together. High intensity, showstopping, and fabulous are just a few words to describe this class. No class the week of 03/28. Min 3 | Max 12. (LS)

Tap II

Tap II will keep you moving and experiencing rhythmic movements. Here you will be sure to hit all the beats and create a one of a kind show each class. Designed for older students to continue developing their skills and trying new things every day. You won’t be able to leave this class without tapping those toes everywhere you go! No class the week of 03/28. Min 3 | Max 12. (LS)

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Hip Hop II

10-14

Th, 01/20-05/05

7:00-8:00P

Dance Room

703302-01

$100 | $130

Ballet II

10-14

W, 01/19-05/04

6:15-7:15P

Dance Room

706011-01

$100 | $130

Jazz II

10-14

M, 01/17-05/02

6:00-7:00P

Dance Room

706010-01

$100 | $130

Musical Theater II

10-14

Tu, 01/18-05/03

4:00-5:00P

Dance Room

706321-01

$100 | $130

Lyrical II

10-14

M, 01/17-05/02

7:00-8:00P

Dance Room

706212-01

$100 | $130

Tap II

10-14

Tu, 01/18-05/03

5:00-6:00P

Dance Room

706114-01

$100 | $130

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Fine Arts

New! Winter Workshop

Painting & Pencils Workshop

This class will introduce students to drawing and painting techniques. During the first half of the class, we’ll cover sketching with pencils before moving on to exploring painting, blending techniques, layering, and color effects. Students of any level of art experience are welcome. Min 4 | Max 9. (LS)

Family Clay Play

Help your little artist discover the wonders of clay. Guide them through exploring their creative instincts, or follow one of our design ideas. We use air-dry clay. Min 4 | Max 12 (LS)

This three week class will be all about exploring a variety of winter-themed arts and crafts. Each week we’ll make something new, and the last week we’ll have a chance to display our creations! Things may get messy, so dress accordingly. Min 5 | Max 12. (LS)

New! Beginning Painting

In this class students will use acrylic paint to complete pre-drawn canvases while developing and encouraging individual expression, knowledge, and use of various media, art techniques, and the student’s individual aesthetic awareness. Students will learn the basics of working with acrylic paints, choosing brushes, and to “see” as an artist.

Piano Lessons

Mariana Milcheva has been a piano instructor, teaching preschool children through adults, since 1981. Marianna provides a positive atmosphere for learning, progress, and fun. Lessons include: notation of music, balance of technique, sight-reading, improvising, ear-training, singing, and recitals. Each lesson is 30 minutes and 4 lessons must be paid in full before class begins. (LS)

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Painting & Pencils Workshop

8-11

Sa, 02/12-03/26

11:00-11:45A

Nursery

706223-01

$35 | $42

Family Clay Play

2-5

Sa, 02/26

10:00-10:45A

Nursery

706326-01

$35 | $42

Winter Workshop

5-8

W, 02/09-02/23

4:00-5:00P

Craft Room

706426-01

$35 | $42

Beginning Painting

16+.

Th, 01/25-03/01

6:00-7:00P

Craft Room

706223-02

$40 | $50

Beginning Painting

7-11

Sa, 01/29-03/05

10:00-11:00P

Craft Room

706223-03

$40 | $50

Piano Lessons

5+

T, Year Round

3:00-8:00P

Cedar Room

706673-01

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Youth Programming

New! Craft Workshop

Feelin’ crafty? Challenge your creativity with a weekly craft project! We’ll provide all the supplies, instruction, and assistance to help you make a new keepsake each week to take home. Min 6 | Max 15 (LS)

New! Everyday Mindfulness Youth

This class will provide adolescents with fundamental knowledge, tools, and opportunities to practice skills that cultivate present-moment attention, support emotional regulation and emotional balance, foster positive self-development, improve stress reduction, and support academic performance. Min 5 | Max 20 (LS)

New! Hot Chocolate Bombs 101

Want to learn how to make your own Hot Chocolate Bombs? This class will teach you everything you need to know about creating, styling, and drinking your own hot chocolate bombs. Min 6 | Max 20 (LS)

Kid’s Night Out

New! Everyday Mindfulness Teen

This class will provide adolescents with fundamental knowledge, tools, and opportunities to practice skills that cultivate present-moment attention, support emotional regulation and emotional balance, foster positive selfdevelopment, improve stress reduction, and support academic performance. Min 5 | Max 20 (LS)

Get the kids out of the house and back into nature with this camp style night of fun. We’ll play camp games, roast hotdogs, make s’mores, and tell fun stories around the fire. Your child won’t want to miss this! Min 5 | Max 20 (LS)

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Craft Workshop

6-12

Tu, 01/11-02/01

4:00-5:00P

Craft Room

706426-02

$20 | $30

Craft Workshop

6-12

Tu, 02/15-03/08

4:00-5:00P

Craft Room

706426-03

$20 | $30

Everyday Mindfulness Youth

9-13

Sa, 02/19-04/02

10:00-11:00A

Maple Elm Room

706526-01

$50 | $70

Everyday Mindfulness Teen

9-13

Sa, 02/19-04/02

11:30A-12:30P Maple Elm Room

706526-02

$50 | $70

Hot Chocolate Bombs 101

14+

Th, 01/13

5:30-6:30P

Craft Room

706426-04

$15 | $20

Kid’s Night Out

6-11

F, 03/25

6:00-7:30P

Fischer Farm

701124-01

$15 | $20

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Family Programming

New! Christmas Tree Craft Class

New! Chicago Blackhawks

Make your Christmas Tree extra special this year by decorating it with your own homemade ornaments. In this class we’ll make new ornaments for your tree with traditional materials, fun, and lots of love. All materials will be provided. Limited spaces, sign up today! Min 6 | Max 15. (LS)

Blackhawks vs. Vancouver Canucks! Join us for this hockey game and don’t worry about the parking because we are taking the 32 passenger Park District bus. Register by 01/03. Min 15 | Max 32. (TG)

New! Winter Campfire

Bring the whole family out for this evening of excitement at the Allstate Arena. Let us eliminate the stress of a family outing and join us on the Park District bus for a night of fun. Each person signed up will receive a Chicago Wolves winter cap. Register by 01/31. Min 15 | Max 32. (TG)

New! Chicago Wolves vs. Milwaukee Admirals

Help beat winter’s chill with a relaxing evening around the fire. We’ll have cocoa, roast s’mores, and tell heartwarming winter stories. Children under 3 are free. Min 6 | Max 20. (LS)

New! Chicago Wolves vs. Griffins

New! Winter Track Hunt

Winter is in full swing at Fischer Farm and while the fields and forests look desolate, there is still life to be found. Join us for an easy walk around the farm while we look for signs of the active animals of winter. Afterwards, we’ll warm up in the farmhouse with hot chocolate. Min 6 | Max 20. (LS)

Wolves vs. Griffins!!! The tickets are cheap and the transportation is included. Bring the whole family out for this evening of excitement at the Allstate Arena. Let us eliminate the stress of a family outing and join us on the Park District bus for a night of fun. Each person signed up will receive a Chicago Wolves winter cap. Register by 02/27. Min 15 | Max 32. (TG)

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Christmas Tree Craft Class

All

W, 12/08

5:00-6:00P

Craft Room

711122-01

$10 | $15

Winter Campfire

All

Th, 01/13

5:30-6:30P

Fischer Farm

705145-01

$3 per person

Winter Track Hunt

All

Sa, 02/19

1:30-2:15P

Fischer Farm

711122-02

$3 per person

Chicago Blackhawks

10+

M, 01/31

5:30-10:30P

Chicago

708051-01

$85 | $90

Chicago Wolves vs. Admirals

10+

Tu, 02/15

10:00A-4:00P

Rosemont

708052-01

$25 | $30

Wolves vs. Griffins

10+

Su, 03/13

2:00-7:00P

Rosemont

708052-02

$25 | $30

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Clubhouse | Before, After and Days Off School Program

DAYS OFF SCHOOL BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL

DAYS OFF SCHOOL The Bensenville Park District offers care for children on school holidays, institute days and in-service days. Child care is offered from 7am-6pm (children must arrive by 9am). Drop off and pick up will be at the Deer Grove Leisure Center in the Spruce Room. Please bring a sack lunch and a beverage each day. A breakfast and afternoon snack will be provided. Clubhouse Before & After School participants pay only $25 per day. Minimum of 4 participants required. (LS) Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Days Off School

5-12

M, 01/17

7:00A-6:00P

Spruce Rm

707735-01

$35 | $45

Days Off School

5-12

F, 02/18

7:00A-6:00P

Spruce Rm

707735-02

$35 | $45

Days Off School

5-12

M, 02/21

7:00A-6:00P

Spruce Rm

707735-03

$35 | $45

Days Off School

5-12

F, 03/04

7:00A-6:00P

Spruce Rm

707735-04

$35 | $45

Days Off School

5-12

M, 03/28

7:00A-6:00P

Spruce Rm

707735-05

$35 | $45

Days Off School

5-12

Tu, 03/29

7:00A-6:00P

Spruce Rm

707735-06

$35 | $45

Days Off School

5-12

W, 03/30

7:00A-6:00P

Spruce Rm

707735-07

$35 | $45

Days Off School

5-12

Th, 03/31

7:00A-6:00P

Spruce Rm

707735-08

$35 | $45

Days Off School

5-12

F, 04/01

7:00A-6:00P

Spruce Rm

707735-09

$35 | $45

Days Off School

5-12

F, 04/15

7:00A-6:00P

Spruce Rm

707735-10

$35 | $45

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BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL Full-time Kindergarten Through 5th Grade Students Children participate in a variety of structured and unstructured activities. Indoor and outdoor learning experiences feature fun recreational activities, such as group games, sporting activities, nature exploration, as well as time to relax, read, do homework, and participate in quiet activities such as arts, crafts, and table games. Clubhouse follows the District 2 School calendar. Full days off of school are not included in the registration fee. Pricing is based on the number of days the child attends Clubhouse Before & After School Program per week, each month. Registration for Clubhouse Before & After School Program will be done on a monthly basis. Participants beginning in August and continuously re-registering will hold their spot throughout the school year. Fees for August, November, December and March have been adjusted according to the number of weeks that will be attended during those months. Adjustments will not be made for missed days unless there is an emergency.

District 2 bus transportation is provided to and from Johnson and Tioga schools Program Benefits . Discount for Days Off Care (available on School Holidays, Institute and In-service Days) . Second sibling receives a $10 discount . Healthy breakfast provided for Before School Care Program participants . Healthy cold supper and snack provided for After School Care Program participants . Staff are trained in Behavior Management, Customer Service and CPR/ First Aid . Supervisor to child ratio-1:10

Program

Grades

Months

Time

Location

1 Day

2 Days

3 Days

4 Days 5 Days

Clubhouse Before School

K-5

Aug & June

7:00-8:15A

Spruce Hawthorne

Clubhouse Before School

K-5

Nov & Dec

7:00-8:15A

Spruce Hawthorne

Clubhouse Before School

K-5

Sep-May

7:00-8:15A

Spruce Hawthorne

Clubhouse After School

K-5

Aug & June

3:30-6:00P

Spruce Hawthorne

Clubhouse After School

K-5

Nov & Dec

3:30-6:00P

Spruce Hawthorne

Clubhouse After School

K-5

Sep-May

3:30-6:00P

Spruce Hawthorne

$20 $30 $40 $50 $60 $30 $50 $80 $100 $110 $40 $70 $100 $130 $160 $30 $50 $60 $70 $80 $45 $90 $110 $130 $150 $60 $110 $140 $170 $200

WINTER BREAK ESCAPE This year we’re offering your child a fun and safe alternative to staying home over Winter Break! Each day will include new activities, as well as a variety of exciting games at the Deer Grove Leisure Center. You can register for one camp day, or sign up for all of them. Please dress your child appropriately for the weather, as we might be going outside. Your child should wear gym shoes for indoor play activities. Please pack a lunch each day. Min 8 | Max 22. (LS) Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Winter Break Escape

5-12

M, 12/20

7:00A-6:00P

Hawthorne Room

607735-08

$35 | $45

Winter Break Escape

5-12

Tu, 12/21

7:00A-6:00P

Hawthorne Room

607735-09

$35 | $45

Winter Break Escape

5-12

W, 12/22

7:00A-6:00P

Hawthorne Room

607735-10

$35 | $45

Winter Break Escape

5-12

Th, 12/23

7:00A-6:00P

Hawthorne Room

607735-11

$35 | $45

Winter Break Escape

5-12

M, 12/27

7:00A-6:00P

Hawthorne Room

607735-12

$35 | $45

Winter Break Escape

5-12

Tu, 12/28

7:00A-6:00P

Hawthorne Room

607735-13

$35 | $45

Winter Break Escape

5-12

W, 12/29

7:00A-6:00P

Hawthorne Room

607735-14

$35 | $45

Winter Break Escape

5-12

Th, 12/30

7:00A-6:00P

Hawthorne Room

607735-15

$35 | $45

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Under the Sun | Summer Camps

Camp Town Hall

DATE TIME PLACE NEEDED This virtual meeting with camp leadership will give parents and campers an opportunity to have their questions answered and find out what camp will look like.

About Our Camps

We incorporate the key elements of the camp experience: play, well-being, community activity, and environment by providing safe play and learning opportunities that promote development, teamwork, and fun. Camp curriculum emphasizes socialization through child-led play, which lays the foundation for learning and academic success. Counselors are trained to provide a positive camp experience for children ages 3-15. Staff are trained in CPR, AED, First Aid, and Behavior Management. The Bensenville Park District conducts background checks on all staff.

Registration/Payment Information

Early Registration Discount Save $10 on each full session. Register by Friday, May 6.

Camp Essentials

Please read the camp policy manual for details about what your child should bring and wear to camp. Camp forms and manuals are located at BvilleParks.org.

Free Healthy Lunch Program

Adventure and Teen Camp participants receive a free healthy lunch provided by the Northern Illinois Food Bank. Lunch menus will be available the week before camp starts. The free lunch program is optional. Campers may choose to bring a lunch.

To reserve your child’s place in camp, a $25 down payment per session, per child, is required. The session must be paid in full by the Thursday preceding each registered camp session. There is a $20 late fee and/or a $5 charge for any changes made after the deadline. The payment plan is only available for camps, not for Extended Care. (LS)

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Adventure Camp

Campers experience a fun, adventurous summer filled with cool crafts, games, new discoveries about their surroundings, weekly swim time, and nature exploration. All activities will be socially distant and outside as much as possible. Masks are required at all times, excluding swim time. CDC and IDPH guidelines will be followed. No camp 07/04. Min 10 | Max 40. (LS) Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Adventure - Session 1

6-10

M-F, 06/06-06/17

9:00A-3:00P

Spruce Room

509901-01

$200 | $220

Adventure - Session 2

6-10

M-F, 06/20-07/01

9:00A-3:00P

Spruce Room

509901-02

$200 | $220

Adventure - Session 3

6-10

M-F, 07/05-07/15

9:00A-3:00P

Spruce Room

509901-03

$180 | $200

Adventure - Session 4

6-10

M-F, 07/18-07/29

9:00A-3:00P

Spruce Room

509901-04

$200 | $220

Adventure - Session 5

6-10

M-F, 08/01-08/12

9:00A-3:00P

Spruce Room

509901-05

$200 | $220

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Sports Camp

All skill levels are welcome. The focus of this camp is having fun, promoting good sportsmanship, learning new skills, and developing familiarity in sports such as hockey, soccer, softball, basketball, volleyball, and other fun sports. In the afternoon we swim at the Bensenville Water Park and Splash Pad. No camp 07/04. Min 6 | Max 40. (LS) Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Sports - Session 1

6-10

M-F, 06/06-06/17

9:00A-3:00P Gym

509237-01 $200 | $220

Sports - Session 2

6-10

M-F, 06/20-07/01

9:00A-3:00P Gym

509237-02 $200 | $220

Sports - Session 3

6-10

M-F, 07/05-07/15

9:00A-3:00P Gym

509237-03 $180 | $200

Sports - Session 4

6-10

M-F, 07/18-07/29

9:00A-3:00P Gym

509237-04 $200 | $220

Sports - Session 5

6-10

M-F, 08/01-08/12

9:00A-3:00P Gym

509237-05 $200 | $220

Discovery Camp

Come to Fischer Farm for this exciting summer camp. Each day we’ll go on fun adventures and explore the history of Fischer Farm. Campers are to bring lunch to camp every day. All activities will be socially distant and outside as much as possible. Masks are required at all times. CDC and IDPH guidelines will be followed. No camp 07/04. Min 6 | Max 10. (LS)

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Discovery - Session 1

6-10

M-F, 06/06-06/17

9:00A-3:00P

Fischer Farm

516010-01

$200 | $220

Discovery - Session 2

6-10

M-F, 06/20-07/01

9:00A-3:00P

Fischer Farm

516010-02

$200 | $220

Discovery - Session 3

6-10

M-F, 07/05-07/15

9:00A-3:00P

Fischer Farm

516010-03

$180 | $200

Discovery - Session 4

6-10

M-F, 07/18-07/29

9:00A-3:00P

Fischer Farm

516010-04

$200 | $220

Discovery - Session 5

6-10

M-F, 08/01-08/12

9:00A-3:00P

Fischer Farm

516010-05

$200 | $220

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Under the Sun | Summer Camps Teen Leadership

Take on the role of Counselor in Training! Responsibility, respect, and cooperation are emphasized. Teens will play cool games, do sports, and tackle challenges as a team. Weekly swim time and opportunities to lead younger campers in activities will be part of this awesome summer experience. All activities will be socially distant and outside as much as possible. Masks are required at all times, excluding swim time. CDC and IDPH guidelines will be followed. No camp 07/04. Min 6 | Max 10. (LS)

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Teen - Session 1

11-15

M-F, 06/06-06/17

9:00A-3:00P

Cedar Room

509101-01

$200 | $220

Teen - Session 2

11-15

M-F, 06/20-07/01

9:00A-3:00P

Cedar Room

509101-02

$200 | $220

Teen - Session 3

11-15

M-F, 07/05-07/15

9:00A-3:00P

Cedar Room

509101-03

$180 | $200

Teen - Session 4

11-15

M-F, 07/18-07/29

9:00A-3:00P

Cedar Room

509101-04

$200 | $220

Teen - Session 5

11-15

M-F, 08/01-08/12

9:00A-3:00P

Cedar Room

509101-05

$200 | $220

Before & After Camp Program

Drop your child off early for morning activities, games, and crafts at Before Camp Program. And extend your child’s fun to include additional crafts, more games, and activities at After Camp Program. A free healthy snack and a beverage are provided in After Camp Program. Campers are escorted directly to their camps from Before & After Camp Programs. Pre-registration required. No camp 07/04. Min 9 | Max 30. (LS)

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Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Before Camp - Session 1

6-15

M-F, 06/06-06/17

7:00-9:00A

Spruce Room

509909-01

$95 | $105

Before Camp - Session 2

6-15

M-F, 06/20-07/01

7:00-9:00A

Spruce Room

509909-02

$95 | $105

Before Camp - Session 3

6-15

M-F, 07/05-07/15

7:00-9:00A

Spruce Room

509909-03

$86 | $95

Before Camp - Session 4

6-15

M-F, 07/18-07/29

7:00-9:00A

Spruce Room

509909-04

$95 | $105

Before Camp - Session 5

6-15

M-F, 08/01-08/12

7:00-9:00A

Spruce Room

509909-05

$95 | $105

After Camp - Session 1

6-15

M-F, 06/06-06/17

3:00-6:00P

Spruce Room

509919-10

$130 | $145

After Camp - Session 2

6-15

M-F, 06/20-07/01

3:00-6:00P

Spruce Room

509919-20

$130 | $145

After Camp - Session 3

6-15

M-F, 07/05-07/15

3:00-6:00P

Spruce Room

509919-30

$117 | $130

After Camp - Session 4

6-15

M-F, 07/18-07/29

3:00-6:00P

Spruce Room

509919-40

$130 | $145

After Camp - Session 5

6-15

M-F, 08/01-08/12

3:00-6:00P

Spruce Room

509919-50

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Bensenville Sports Conference

Teach Me Sports

Dare to be different? Come get away from the core sports and participate in a unique sports experience. Your child will be introduced to a new sport each week. The class focuses on expanding the definition of sport while teaching character values such as teamwork and sportsmanship. Additionally, each child will learn the basic motor skills necessary for each sport. Each participant should wear comfortable clothing along with gym shoes. Min 4 | Max 12. (MH/TL)

Tiny Tot T-Ball

Children will learn the basics of baseball including catching, hitting, and running bases. The fundamentals will be the focus of the program. Instruction will be given through drills and simulated game-play every class. Each participant should bring a glove to class each week. Min 4 | Max 12. (MH/TL)

Soccer Stompers

Students are introduced to the basic concept of soccer. Children will work on passing, dribbling and shooting. This a great beginning for any future soccer star! Min 4 | Max 12. (MH/TL)

Half Pint Hoops

Basketball can be a lifetime sport, so start early! Children will be introduced to the game of basketball and will be taught the basic skills of dribbling, passing, and shooting. Make sure to wear comfortable clothing and gym shoes to every class. Min 4 | Max 12. (MH/TL)

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Teach Me Sports

3-5

M, 02/14-03/07

5:15-6:00P

Teach Me Sports

3-5

Tu, 04/19-05/10

5:00-5:45P

Tiny Tot T-Ball

3-5

M, 01/17-02/07

Tiny Tot T-Ball

3-5

Soccer Stompers

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

702219-01

$35 | $46

Kremples Park

702219-02

$35 | $46

5:15-6:00P

Gym

702207-01

$35 | $46

M, 04/18-05/09

5:15-6:00P

Sunset Park

702207-01

$35 | $46

3-5

Su, 01/09-01/30

1:30-2:30P

Gym

702217-01

$35 | $46

Soccer Stompers

3-5

Su, 03/20-04/10

1:30-2:30P

Varble Field

702217-02

$35 | $46

Half Pint Hoops

3-6

M, 03/14-04-04

5:15-6:00P

Gym

702216-01

$35 | $46

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Bensenville Sports Conference Youth In-House Basketball League

Kindergarten Co - Ed Practices and Games will be at the Deer Grove Leisure Center on Saturdays starting January 8th. 30 minute practices are followed by 30 minute games. Schedule will be available midDecember. Register by 12/6. Fee includes team t-shirt and end of the season party and medal. (MH/TL)

New! Basketball All-Star Extravaganza

Come on out and participate in some of the same contests as your favorite NBA stars. Contest includes 3 point, free throw shooting, and a skills competition. The price listed is per event. Prizes will be awarded to the winner of each respective age group. You will be notified as to what time the contest you signed up for is prior to the event date. Min 6. (MH/TL)

New! Basketball 2 Ball Competition

Grab your partner or friend and head on over the the DGLC Gym for our inaugural 2 Ball Competition. 2 Ball is a timed teamed shooting competition that awards point values for scoring from different areas on the floor. Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each contest for each respective age group. You will be notifed as to what time the contest you signed up for is prior to the event date. Min 6. (MH/TL)

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Youth Basketball League

K

Sa, 01/08-03/12

2:00-5:00P

Gym

702205-01

$40 | $52

Basketball All-Star Extravaganza

3-8 Gr

Sa, 04/09

11:00A

Gym

702206-01

$10 per event

Basketball 2 Ball Competition

3-8 Gr

Su, 04/10

11:00A

Gym

702206-02

$20 per team

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New! Bensenville In-House Soccer League

The Bensenville Park District will host its own Kindergarten and 1st-2nd Grade Soccer League for beginners. If your child is looking to learn a sport for life sign them up early! Teams will be formed by the Athletic Supervisor. Registartion fee includes team t-shirt. Volunteer coaches are needed! If you are interested please contact Michael Hayes 630-238-4927 or MHayes@bvilleparks.org. (MH/TL) Program

Ages

Day/Date

Weekday Times

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Bville In-House Soccer League PreK-K

M-Sa, 04/12-06/07

8:00A - 4:00P

Varble Park

702222-01

$45 | $56

Bville In-House Soccer League 1-2 Gr

M-Sa, 04/12-06/07

8:00A - 4:00P

Varble Park

702222-02

$45 | $56

Spring Inter-Village Soccer League

The Bensenville Park District Youth Soccer teams play in the Mid Suburban Recreation Soccer League. Participants are to register into the grade that they are currently in. Each team will practice 1-2 days a week (coaches discretion) and play a seven game schedule on Saturdays between 8am-4pm. Time and location of the games will vary week to week. Uniforms must be purchased before the first game at the DGLC. A complete uniform consists of jersey, shorts, socks, shin guards and cleats (same blue uniform). Participants must purchase shin guards and cleats on their own. Prices for uniforms are as follows: Jersey $15 | Shorts $11 | Socks $4. Registration TBD. Coaches needed; if you are interested please contact Michael Hayes 630-238-4927 or MHayes@bvilleparks.org. (MH/TL)

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Soccer Inter-Village League

PreK-K

Sa, 04/16-06/11

8:00A-4:00P

TBD

702221-01

$60 | $81

Soccer Inter-Village League

1st-2nd Gr

Sa, 04/16-06/11

8:00A-4:00P

TBD

702221-02

$60 | $81

Soccer Inter-Village League

3rd-4th Gr

Sa, 04/16-06/11

8:00A-4:00P

TBD

702221-03

$60 | $81

Soccer Inter-Village League

5th-6th Gr

Sa, 04/16-06/11

8:00A-4:00P

TBD

702221-04

$60 | $81

Soccer Inter-Village League

7th-8th Gr

Sa, 04/16-06/11

8:00A-4:00P

TBD

702221-05

$60 | $81

New! Soccer All-Star Extravaganza

Come participate in this new competition style soccer showcase! Competitions will include a timed obstacle course as well as determining the most accurate shooters! The price listed is per event. Prizes will be awarded to the winnner for each respective age group. You will be notified as to what time the contest you signed up for is prior to the event date. Rain date TBD. Min 6. (MH/TL)

Program

Ages

Soccer All-Star Extravaganza 3-8 Gr

Day/Date

Weekday Times

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Sa, 04/02

11:00A

Varble Field

702223-01

$10 per event

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Bensenville Sports Conference Kids Karate Club

The Kid’s Karate Club is a high energy, progressive, motivational martial arts program developed specifically for kids to have fun while learning. Students will learn stances, strikes, blocks, kicks and sparring techniques all while building confidence. They will learn about strangers and how to combine the techniques they learn to protect themselves. This program targets many building blocks for children today; respect, self-esteem, leadership, and making good choices. This is a year-round progressive martial arts program with belt progression through Black Belt. This program comes with the “Never Miss a Class Guarantee.” If a student misses a class (i.e. schedule conflict, sick, etc) or the center closes for any reason, the missed classes will be replaced with virtual online instructor led classes. There will be a double class on 11/18. Min 4 | Max 12. (MH/TL)

New! Youth Floor Hockey League

Love Hockey?

No Ice? No problem. Sign up now for the Inaugural Youth Floor Hockey League. Games will all be played at the Deer Grove Leisure Center. Teams will be formed by the Athletic Supervisor. Volunteer coaches are needed! If interested please contact Michael Hayes 630-238-4927 or MHayes@bvilleparks.org. (MH/TL) Program

Ages

Day/Date

Kids Karate Club-Beg/white

4-14

Th, 01/13-03/10

Kids Karate Club-Adv/yellow+

4-14

Kids Karate Club-Beg/white

Time

Check out our family trips to Blackhawk and Wolves hockey games on page 37.

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

6:00-6:45P

TBD

702236-01

$48 | $60

Th, 01/13-03/10

6:45-7:30P

TBD

702236-02

$48 | $60

4-14

Th, 03/17-05/12

6:00-6:45P

TBD

702236-03

$48 | $60

Kids Karate Club-Adv/yellow+

4-14

Th, 03/17-05/12

6:45-7:30P

TBD

702236-04

$48 | $60

Youth Floor Hockey League

1-2 Gr

Su, 02/06-03/27

10:00A-12:00P Gym

702301-01

$50 | $63

Youth Floor Hockey League

3-4 Gr

Su, 02/06-03/27

10:00A-12:00P Gym

702301-02

$50 | $63

Youth Floor Hockey League

5-6 Gr

Su, 02/06-03/27

10:00A-12:00P Gym

702301-03

$50 | $63

Sports Camp

All skill levels are welcome. The focus of this camp is having fun, promoting good sportsmanship, learning new skills, and developing familiarity in sports such as hockey, soccer, softball, basketball, volleyball, and other fun sports. In the afternoon we swim at the Bensenville Water Park and Splash Pad. No camp 07/04. Min 6 | Max 40. (LS)

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Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Sports - Session 1

6-10

M-F, 06/06-06/17

9:00A-3:00P Gym

509237-01 $200 | $220

Sports - Session 2

6-10

M-F, 06/20-07/01

9:00A-3:00P Gym

509237-02 $200 | $220

Sports - Session 3

6-10

M-F, 07/05-07/15

9:00A-3:00P Gym

509237-03 $180 | $200

Sports - Session 4

6-10

M-F, 07/18-07/29

9:00A-3:00P Gym

509237-04 $200 | $220

Sports - Session 5

6-10

M-F, 08/01-08/12

9:00A-3:00P Gym

509237-05 $200 | $220

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Activity #

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ADULT DIVISION New! Adult Men’s Soccer League

Adult Women’s Basketball League

Get your squad together and head over to the pitch for the inaugural Men’s Soccer League! Season will consist of a regular season schedule followed by a post season bracket with cash prizes going to the winner of each. All games will be officiated under IHSA rules. Min 4 | Max 8. (MH/TL)

The Bensenville Park District hosts a competitive, full court Women’s Basketball League. Teams of 6-12 players will compete in a round robin format. Each team is guaranteed 8 regular season games. In addition, there will be a post-season playoff tournament. Cash payouts to 1st and 2nd place teams. All games are officiated by IHSA referees and governed by IHSA rules. Each team is encouraged to have their own set of matching jerseys. Min 4 | Max 8. (MH/TL)

Men’s 12” Softball League

Kick off your week by playing softball with your friends and co-workers at the Bensenville Park District. The league will use a 12’ inch softball and teams will play in a 6 game regular season followed by a postseason tournament. Cash prizes will be given to the winner of both regular season and postseason. Max 8. (MH/TL)

Co-Ed 14” Softball League

Kick off your weekend by playing softball with your friends and co-workers at the Bensenville Park District. The league will use a 14’ inch softball and teams will play in a 6 game regular season followed by a postseason tournament. Cash prizes will be given to winner of both regular season and postseason. Max 8. (MH/TL)

Adult Men’s Basketball League

The Bensenville Park District hosts a competitive, full court Men’s Basketball League. Teams of 6-12 players will compete in a round robin format. Each team is guaranteed 8 regular season games. In addition, there will be a post-season playoff tournament. Cash payouts to 1st and 2nd place teams. All games are officiated by IHSA referees and governed by IHSA rules. Each team is encouraged to have their own set of matching jerseys. Min 4 | Max 8. (MH/TL)

Adult Co-Ed Volleyball League

The Bensenville Park District is bringing back the Co-Ed Volleyball League. Get your team of 6 and come join in the fun! League format includes rally scoring and match play (three games per night). Games will be officiated by IHSA referees. Cash prizes given to regular season and post season winners.Min 4 | Max 8. (MH/TL) Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Women’s Basketball League

18+

W, 02/23-04/27

6:30-9:30P

Gym

704413-01

$550

Men’s Basketball League

18+

W, 05/11-06/29

6:30-9:00P

Gym

704414-01

$550

Co=Ed Volleyball League

18+

F, 03/25-05/20

6:30-9:00P

Gym

704417-01

$325

Men’s Soccer League

18+

Su, 04/03-05/22

1:00-3:00P

Varble Field

702404-01

$325

Men’s 12” Softball League

18+

Tu, 05/03-07/12

7:00P

Redmond Park

704416-01

$525

Co-Ed 14” Softball League

18+

F, 05/06-07/15

7:00P

Redmond Park

704416-02

$525

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Adult Programming

New! Mindfulness Fundamentals

This multi-week course offers close study in a variety of mindfulness-based topics, including basic practices like body scan, sitting meditation, walking meditation, gentle stretching, and mindful communication. By the end of the course participants will feel prepared to practically integrate a variety of mindfulness practices into their daily lives. Any level of mindfulness experience is welcome. Min 5 | Max 20 (LS)

New! Axe Throwing

Nothing beats the fun and adrenaline rush you get when you hurl an axe! The trained staff of Axeperts at Splinters in St. Charles will teach you the safe techniques of the exciting sport of axe throwing. We will be holding a tournament among all of our participants. For this trip we will also be making a dinner stop at Just Kabobs before axe throwing. Register by 03/04. Min 10 | Max 14. (TG)

New! DIY Macrame Plant Hanger Macrame plant hangers are a real flash to the past!! These pot hangers are a blast to make and give your plants a great look. Whether you are hanging from the front porch or a sunny living room, a pot hanger frees up space in the room and makes the place look wonderful. Register by 01/26. Min 2 | Max 6. (TG)

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Mindfulness Fundamentals

18+

Tu, 02/15-04/19

7:00-8:00P

Maple Elm Room

709312-01

$50 | $70

Axe Throwing

21+

F, 03/18

5:00-9:00P

St. Charles

708054-01

$30 | $35

DIY Macrame Plant Hanger

14+

W, 02/09

6:00-8:00P

Oak Room

709312-02

$15 | $20

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Adult Programming Crochet Baby Sweater and Hat Intermediate

This adorable newborn baby sweater and hat set will be a gift that parents will cherish. For this course you must have a good knowledge of single and double crochet stitches. This project will require a little work each day, as the project has to move along to learn the next step each week. In this class you will be counting stitches and learning how to read a pattern. The project is small enough to accomplish or be close to finishing by the end of the course. A supply list will be given upon registration. Register by 01/11. Min 2 | Max 7. (TG)

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New! Tacos and Tequila Walking Tour of Chicago

Chicago’s vibrant and delicious Latino culture is highlighted on this 3-hour, narrated walking tour showcasing Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. Pilsen is a neighborhood that overflows with music, art, culinary tradition, and nightlife and is home to award-winning restaurants and sensational murals as far as the eye can see. During the tour we’ll visit family-owned restaurants and panaderias serving authentic Mexican cuisine and cocktails while seeing buildings that are covered in massive paintings that hint at the thriving arts community that exists here. Register by 04/15. Min 15 | Max 32. (TG)

Knit Lace Shawl | Intermediate

Having already a good knowledge of your knit and purl stitches, you can expand upon the basics to make a lovely lace rectangular wrap that works up quickly. A supply list will be given upon registration. Register by 02/15. Min 2 | Max 7. (TG)

Crochet Beret or Tam | Intermediate Calm Coloring

During this calming program you’ll spend some time working on challenging coloring pages (designed for adults) while sipping tea and listening to relaxing music. Min 6 | Max 20.

This bobble tam hat will keep you warm and stylish. This is fun and easy if you already know your basic crochet stitches such as the chain and double crochet. Learn to crochet in the round and follow a pattern. The nice thing about tams, is that it doesn’t smash your hair down. Make one, and you will want another in a different color. A supply list will be given upon registration. Register by 03/22. Min 2 | Max 7. (TG)

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Tacos & Tequila Walking Tour

21+

F, 04/29

10:00A-5:30P

Chicago

708044-04

$90 | $95

Calm Coloring

18+

W, 01/19

6:00-7:00P

Oak Room

711010-01

$3 | $4

Calm Coloring

18+

W, 01/26

6:00-7:00P

Oak Room

711010-02

$3 | $4

Calm Coloring

18+

W, 02/02

6:00-7:00P

Oak Room

711010-03

$3 | $4

Calm Coloring

18+

W, 02/09

6:00-7:00P

Oak Room

711010-04

$3 | $4

Calm Coloring

18+

W, 02/16

6:00-7:00P

Oak Room

711010-05

$3 | $4

Calm Coloring

18+

W, 03/23

6:00-7:00P

Oak Room

711010-06

$3 | $4

Calm Coloring

18+

W, 03/30

6:00-7:00P

Oak Room

711010-07

$3 | $4

Calm Coloring

18+

W, 04/06

6:00-7:00P

Oak Room

711010-08

$3 | $4

Calm Coloring

18+

W, 04/13

6:00-7:00P

Oak Room

711010-09

$3 | $4

Crochet Baby Sweater & Hat

14+

Tu, 01/25-02/15

7:00-9:00P

Oak Room

701091-01

$80 | $90

Knit Lace Shawl

14+

Tu, 03/01-03/22

7:00-9:00P

Oak Room

701071-01

$80 | $90

Crochet Beret or Tam

14+

Tu, 04/05-04/19

7:00-9:00P

Oak Room

701091-02

$60 | $70

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Young at Heart | Active Adult Programming

Trip Registration

Notes About Our Trips

Non-resident registration for trips begins December 1.

Registration is taken on a first-come, first-served basis, when accompanied with payment.

Resident registration begins November 30.

Activity Symbols

Minimal walking Moderate walking and/or stairs Mostly walking and/or stairs

Transportation is provided in our new deluxe 36 passenger mini-bus, equipped with a wheelchair lift and can accommodate 2 wheelchair passengers. Please indicate at registration if you require a wheelchair spot on the bus or have any special needs. If a trip is full, we strongly encourage you to put your name on the waitlist. Many times there are cancellations, additional tickets may be acquired, or an additional date may be scheduled. If the deadline has passed, please call to check for availability. We encourage participants to bring their own reusable water bottle in an effort to support our environment. BvilleParks.org | WINTER SRPING 2022

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Young at Heart | Active Adult Programming Milwaukee Fish Fry Tour

TRIPS Dancing Horses

The holiday show at the Dancing Horses in Wisconsin is the most festive and popular of all of their horse shows. This show will start with a late lunch of turkey stuffed chicken breast or pork roast and side salad with dinner roll. After the meal we will be enjoying the gravity defying act that is Dancing Horses. Be sure to get your tickets! Register by 12/31. Min 15 | Max 30. (TG)

In Milwaukee, there is just nothing quite like a Friday night fish fry – it’s a classic! Join us as we indulge in Wisconsin’s ultimate comfort food, narrated with a little history and trivia along the way. Tour an area Catholic church with us this Lenten season, stop at 3 of the city’s fish fry hot spots, and conclude the tour with dessert! We can almost guarantee there will be one spot that you’ve never been to before! Register by 01/24. Min 20 | Max 32. (TG)

Chicago Wolves vs. Milwaukee Admirals

Wolves vs. Admirals! The tickets are cheap and the transportation is included. Bring the whole family out for this evening of excitement at the Allstate Arena. Let us eliminate the stress of a family outing and join us on the Park District bus for night of fun. Each person signed up will receive a Chicago Wolves winter cap. Register by 01/31. Min 15 | Max 32. (TG)

Don Quixote at the Lyric Opera House

Four Winds Casino

Four Winds Casino experience offers a $15 gambling card and $10 food voucher for an extremely affordable price. Join us on the spacious Park District bus. Register by 01/03. Min 15 | Max 32. (TG)

The family-friendly ballet full of bravery, fantasy, and love. Yuri Possokhov’s fresh interpretation of this revered ballet classic centers on Don Quixote, an aging and eccentric nobleman, who imagines himself to be a valiant knight. This ballet will be at the breathtaking Lyric Opera House. Register by 01/31. Min 15 | Max 32. (TG)

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Vancouver Canucks

Groundhog’s Day

Come and relive the joyful comedy of Groundhog’s Day at the Paramount Theater. This Bill Murray classic has been adapted for the stage and is sure to be an absolute delight. Tickets include the show at the historic Paramount Theater and lunch. Register by 02/18. Min 15 | Max 32. (TG)

Be sure not to miss the Blackhawks vs. Vancouver Canucks! The excitement of the United Center will be a great experience for people of all ages. Join us for this hockey game and don’t worry about the parking because we are taking the 32 passenger Park District bus. Register by 01/03. Min 15 | Max 32. (TG)

M & Co Salon + Lunch

M & Company is a locally owned salon in the heart of downtown Wheaton established in 2014. The quality and comfort you get at M&Co will keep you coming back. Join the Young at Heart groups for a relaxing wash and set (blowdry and style) at the salon and lunch close by at the Hale Street Cantina. After lunch and the salon there will be time for shopping in downtown Wheaton. Register by 02/17. Min 6 | Max 12. (TG)

Activity Symbols

Minimal walking Moderate walking and/or stairs Mostly walking and/or stairs

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Dancing Horses

21+

W, 01/12

10:15A-5:00P

Delavan, Wi

708011-01

$65 | $75

Four Winds Casino

21+

Tu, 01/18

8:30A-5:30P

New Buffalo, Mi

708887-01

$10 | $15

Chicago Blackhawks

10+

M, 01/31

5:30-10:30P

Chicago

708051-01

$85 | $90

Milwaukee Fish Fry Tour

21+

F, 02/11

8:40A-4:00P

Milwaukee

708041-01

$75 | $80

Chicago Wolves vs. Admirals

10+

Tu, 02/15

10:00A-4:00P

Rosemont

708052-01

$25 | $30

Don Quixote

21+

Sa, 02/19

12:00-6:00P

Chicago

708012-01

$45 | $55

Groundhog’s Day

21+

W, 03/02

10:30A-4:30P

Aurora

708013-01

$62 | $72

M & Co Salon + Lunch

21+

Th, 03/10

10:30A-2:00P

Wheaton

708053-01

$60 | $65

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Chicago Wolves vs. Grand Rapids Griffins Wolves vs. Griffins! The tickets are cheap and the transportation is included. Bring the whole family out for this evening of excitement at the Allstate Arena. Let us eliminate the stress of a family outing and join us on the Park District bus for a night of fun. Each person signed up will receive a Chicago Wolves winter cap. Register by 02/27. Min 15 | Max 32. (TG)

Chicago Food Tour Polonia

You don’t have to travel overseas to visit the Old Country. Chicago boasts a thriving Polish community and we will celebrate all things Polish. Our day will begin with a tour of St. Hyacinth Basilica, the heart of Chicago’s Polish Village. Next, we’ll visit The Polish Museum of America for a docent-led tour. Afterwards, we’ll enjoy a sit-down lunch at Staropolska’s, the top Polish restaurant in Chicago, and have some time to shop along Milwaukee Avenue. Polish meal is served family style complete with cucumber salad, pierogi, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, Polish sausage, and red cabbage. We’ll end our day with shopping at Kolatek’s Bakery so that we may bring home some tasty treats. For this trip we will be getting on and off the bus multiple times and doing a fair amount of standing. Register by 03/25. Min 15 | Max 32. (TG)

Axe Throwing

Nothing beats the fun and adrenaline rush you get when you hurl an axe! The trained staff of Axeperts at Splinters in St. Charles will teach you the safe techniques of the exciting sport of axe throwing. We will be holding a tournament among all of our participants. For this trip we will also be making a dinner stop at Just Kabobs before axe throwing. Register by 03/04. Min 10 | Max 14. (TG)

Egg House Brunch and Sweet Street

This Lombard outing starts with brunch at the Egg House Cafe and continues on to exploration of the Lombard main strip. For those of you with a sweet tooth you will not want to miss our stop at the classic candy shop, Sweet Street. Register by 03/29. Min 15 | Max 32. (TG)

Sir Andrew Davis Conducts Beethoven’s 9th Lyric will celebrate Sir Andrew Davis’s magnificent two-decade tenure as music director with one of his favorite works, never previously performed at Lyric: Beethoven’s enthralling, life-enhancing Symphony No. 9, the “Choral,” music’s most exalted hymn to the human spirit. Sir Andrew will conduct a superb vocal quartet with the wonderful Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus. The concert will begin with a new choral work by Sir Andrew’s son, Ed Frazier Davis, an impressively gifted composer. Register by 03/18. Min 15 | Max 32. (TG)

Four Winds Casino Four Winds Casino experience offers a $15 gambling card and $10 food voucher for an extremely affordable price. Join us on the spacious Park District bus. Register by 04/04. Min 15 | Max 32. (TG)

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Wolves vs. Griffins

10+

Su, 03/13

2:00-7:00P

Rosemont

708052-02

$25 | $30

Axe Throwing

21+

F, 03/18

5:00-9:00P

St. Charles

708054-01

$30 | $35

Sir Andrew Davis Conducts

21+

F, 04/01

5:30-10:00P

Chicago

708014-01

$45 | $55

Chicago Food Tour Polonia

21+

Tu, 04/05

8:30A-5:30P

Chicago

708042-01

$90 | $95

Egg House Brunch & Sweet Street

21+

Tu, 04/12

9:30A-1:00P

Lombard

708043-01

$35 | $40

Four Winds Casino

21+

Tu, 04/19

8:30A-5:30P

New Buffalo, Mi

708887-02

$10 | $15

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Young at Heart | Active Adult Programming

LUNCH & DINNER MOBILE

Do you like to try different restaurants and eating out with your friends? Leave the driving to us! Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Be sure to sign up early! Each trip price includes: meal, gratuity, and transportation fees for residents and non-residents. This inclusive price must be paid in advance. (TG)

Perry’s Steak House | Oak Brook

Gia Mia | Wheaton

LUNCH | Perry’s Steak House is known for the Friday porkchop special and it surely will not disappoint. Register by 01/02. Min 15 | Max 25. (TG)

LUNCH | The Gia Mia menu is chef-driven, farm-to-fork food concepts such as Neapolitan style wood-fired pizzas, creative small plates, fresh pasta, and hand-made mozzarella. The lunch menu will offer a variety of mouth watering up-scale options. Register by 03/14. Min 15 | Max 20. (TG)

Manhattans | Wheaton

LUNCH | Manhattans is a fan favorite revisit requested by the last lunch mobile groups. We are heading back to enjoy the extensive menu and welcoming setting. Please invite a new friend and let’s have some fun over a delicious meal. Register by 02/08. Min 15 | Max 30. (TG) Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Perry’s Steak House

21+

F, 01/14

11:00A-1:00P

Oakbrook

708091-01

$30 | $35

Manhattans

21+

Tu, 02/22

11:00A-1:00P

Wheaton

708092-01

$25 | $30

Gia MIa

21+

Tu, 03/29

11:00A-1:00P

Wheaton

708093-01

$30 | $35

Queen Bee Quilting for Charity

1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 10:00A-12:00P | Cedar Room Join the Queen Bee Quilters as we make lap quilts to donate to local hospitals and charities. We meet from 10am-noon on the first and third Wednesdays of the month on the 2nd floor in the Cedar Room. You can use your own material to make a quilt top or select from our collection of material. Not sure if you want to join? Stop by on the first or third Wednesday of the month to check us out. Donations of quilting materials are appreciated.

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Red Hat Divas

1st Monday of the month, 6:00-8:00P | Oak Room The Red Hat Society is a global group of women that support and encourage women in their pursuit of fun, friendship, freedom, fulfilment and fitness. Women over age 50 are known as “Red Hatters,” while those under 50 are referred to as “Pink Hatters”. The Bensenville chapter is called the “Red Hat Divas”. Dues are $30 annually and meetings are in the Oak Room of the Deer Grove Leisure Center. Queen Mum, Mickey Rhode at (630) 616-0667.


Welcome to the Oak Room

The Oak Room offers use of card tables, cards, puzzles and books. Scheduled card play is $1 for residents and $2 for non-residents to cover coffee and snack expenses.

CARDS & GAMES

Ages 50+ | $1 Resident/$2 Non-Resident

Cribbage

Every Wednesday | 12:30-3:30P Cribbage is a wonderful game that can be played with 2, 3, or 4 players. If you are interested in learning to play reach out to Trent Grossman at (630)766-7015. (TG)

Pinochle Club

Every Tuesday | 12:00-3:00P This is a great group of recreational Pinochle players! Join them for an afternoon of fun and refreshments. (TG)

Mah Jongg

Every Monday | 10:00A-1:00P Learn how to play American Mah Jongg in a comfortable, instructional environment. All players are welcome. No supplies needed. (TG)

Hand & Foot/Samba Game

Every Friday | 10:00A-1:00P Every Saturday | 10:00A-1:00P Hand & Foot / Samba is a card game for 4 to 6 players per table. The object of the game is to get rid of cards from your hand pile and then from your foot pile. It is important to arrive on time as partners and tables are determined at the beginning. (TG)

Canasta Club

First Thursday | 1:00-4:00P This is a very friendly group and will help beginners get up to speed to play the game. Canasta can be played with 2, 3, 5, or 6 players. This group meets only on the first Thursday of the month. (TG)

Bunco

Second & Fourth Tuesday | 10:00-11:30A Players roll the dice to accumulate points by rolling certain combinations. Prizes are awarded for most buncos, most wins, highest score, and lowest score. No previous experience necessary. (TG)

Birthday Bingo

Fourth Thursday | 1:00-3:00P This is a fun drop-in bingo event that starts out with cake and refreshments for everyone and a rousing rendition of "Happy Birthday" for anyone celebrating a birthday that month. Then we play bingo for prizes that include useful items, edible items or pretty items. Come on out and celebrate. Max 24. (TG)

Please join our terrific community of people in the Oak Room for lunch and a rousing round of Bingo. Included is a wonderful meal and dessert at a reasonable price. Bingo prizes include but are not limited to paper goods, cookies, household essentials, costume jewelry, and canned foods. We also offer an optional raffle and door prizes. Doors open at 11:00am. Register by the Friday before. (TG)

LUNCH BUNCH & BINGO

January | Chinese New Year

March | St. Pat’s Celebration

February | Mardi Gras

April | Easter Meal

Pork with peapods, steamed rice, crab rangoons, and almond cookies. Register by 01/14. Min 20 | Max 65. (TG) Chicken marsala, mashed potatoes, creamed corn, tossed salad, and dessert. Register by 02/11. Min 20 | Max 65. (TG)

Corned beef and cabbage, boiled potatoes, steamed carrots, rye bread with butter, and dessert. Register by 03/11. Min 20 | Max 65. (TG) Baked honey ham with pineapple chutney glaze, cheesy au gratin potatoes, cauliflower, salad, and dessert. Register by 04/15. Min 20 | Max 65. (TG)

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

January

50+

Th, 01/20

12:00-3:00P

Oak Room

708803-01

$8 | $12

February

50+

Th, 02/17

12:00-3:00P

Oak Room

708804-01

$8 | $12

March

50+

Th, 03/17

12:00-3:00P

Oak Room

708805-01

$8 | $12

April

50+

Th, 04/21

12:00-3:00P

Oak Room

708806-01

$8 | $12

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Young at Heart | Active Adult Programming Pizza & Trivia

Gather your team and grab your thinking cap because pizza and trivia is back. We will be enjoying pizza from Mamma Maria’s. The winning team will receive a chocolatey prize. Registration closes one week prior to the event. Min 15 | Max 45. (TG)

New! DIY Macrame Plant Hanger

Macrame plant hangers are a real flash to the past! These pot hangers are a blast to make and give your plants a great look. Whether you are hanging from the front porch or a sunny living room, a pot hanger frees up space in the room and makes the place look wonderful. Register by 01/26. Min 2 | Max 6. (TG)

Rootbeer Floats & Goats

Join us in the Oak Room for rootbeer floats and laughs. After our tasty treats and visiting we will all head over to Fisher Farm to give treats to the goats, rabbits, and chickens. Register by 04/08. Min 5 | Max 20. (TG)

Movie Monday in the Oak Room

Movie Monday in the Oak Room is a great opportunity to come and relax with friends. Each Monday we will be playing movies and providing popcorn and soda. Register over the phone. Min 1 | Max 40 (TG)

New! Mindfulness for Seniors

Research shows that mindfulness-based practices can be extremely helpful for active adults. The interconnectedness of mind and body lie at the heart of mindfulness and this makes it highly relevant to older individuals. Come join us for an exploration using guided teaching and practices to empower you to focus on abilities rather than difficulties to help you feel more engaged about your own care. Min 5 | Max 20 (LS)

Puzzle Pick Up & Snack Pack

Having the same old puzzles can get old and buying new costs you. Choose from our assortment of puzzles to keep things fresh. Included with your puzzle will be the take home snack pack of two drinks, one salty treat, and one sweet treat. Please be sure to call ahead before coming in for your puzzle. This puzzle program is loaning out puzzles so please be sure to return them. (TG)

Crochet & Knitting Classes See page 50.

Program

Ages

Day/Date

Time

Location

Activity #

Res | NR

Rootbeer Floats & Goats

21+

F, 04/15

1:30-4:00P

Oak Room / Fisher Farm

708021-01

$5 | $8

Movie Mondays

21+

M, 01/03-04/25

1:30-3:00P

Oak Room

$1 | $2

Oak Room Puzzle Pick Up

21+

M-F, 01/03-04/29

9:00A-3:00P

Oak Room

$1 | $2

Pizza & Trivia

21+

F, 01/07

11:00A-1:00P

Oak Room

709220-01

$5 | $8

Pizza & Trivia

21+

F, 02/04

11:00A-1:00P

Oak Room

709220-02

$5 | $8

DIY Macrame Plant Hanger

14+

W, 02/09

6:00-8:00P

Oak Room

709312-02

$15 | $20

Mindfulness for Seniors

18+

M, 02/28-04/04

4:00-5:00

Oak Room

709312-03

$50 | $70

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Parks & Facilities Map Park Rentals

Your group can enjoy outdoor rental space in one of our parks. The Bensenville Park District offers a variety of park locations perfect for your next event. Field rentals are also available. Extra charges may apply for lighting, field grooming, supervision, bathroom facilities, etc.

Shelter Rentals

The Kiwanis Shelter, located adjacent to the Water Park, offers a barbecue grill, six picnic tables, electricity and restrooms. Sunrise Shelter, located at Memorial and Marion, can also be rented, but has no electricity or bathrooms. Both facilities can be rented May through September.

BANQUET FACILITY BASKETBALL COURT FITNESS CENTER FOOTBALL/SOCCER FIELD GOLF COURSE (18 HOLES) GYMNASIUM NATURE TRAIL LITTLE LEAGUE FIELD MUSEUM MEETING ROOMS PICNIC AREA PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT REFRESHMENT STAND RESTAURANT RUNNING TRACK SAND VOLLEYBALL SENIOR CENTER SLED HILL SOFTBALL/BASEBALL FIELD SPLASH PAD TENNIS COURT TINY TOT PRESCHOOL PICNIC SHELTER ROLLER HOCKEY COURT

All rentals are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. We will begin taking reservations on April 1, 2022. Facility rules and rental policies apply. Reservation forms for rentals may be picked up at the Leisure Center or downloaded at www.BvilleParks.org. Please turn in to the Leisure Center two weeks prior to the rental with full payment. Kiwanis $70/$100 | Sunrise $25/$35

1 DEER GROVE LEISURE CENTER

1000 W. WOOD ST.

1 WATER PARK & SPLASH PAD

1100 W. WOOD ST.

2 DIORIO FIELD

6.0

MEMORIAL & WALNUT

3 HYATT-HUBBARD SITE

8

376 TIOGA TRAIL*

4 KREMPLES PARK

2.1

JACQUELYN & DENNIS

5 LIONS PARK

1.0

6 PINE ROOM

WOOD & ADDISON 531 S. CHURCH ST.

7 PINES PARK

2.0

508 S. CHURCH ST.

8 POPLAR PARK

.9

POPLAR ST.

9 ROSE PARK

1.3

DAVID & BELMONT

10 SUNRISE PARK

7.3

MEMORIAL & MARION

11 SUNSET PARK

2.9

GROVE & JUDSON

12 VARBLE PARK/WOODS

24.1

WOOD & RIDGEWOOD

13 VETERANS PARK

6.9

CHURCH & MAIN

14 WHITE PINES GOLF CLUB

260.4

JEFFERSON & BARON

15 WOODCREST PARK

2.0

RED OAK & MAPLE

16 WOODSIDE PARK

.5

THIRD & WOODSIDE

17 BREITER-PALM PARK

4.0

CHURCH & MEMORIAL

18 FISCHER FARM

5.0

16W680 GRAND AVE.

19 CREEKSIDE PARK

1.5

DIANA CT. at ADDISON CRK.

20 UNDEVELOPED PARK SITE

.7

JEFFERSON ST. (EAST END)

21 WOODLAND AREA

5.5

5N101 WOOD DALE RD.*

22 ARBOR WOODS PROPERTY

.7

455 E. POTTER ST.

* City of Wood Dale location.

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PARK DISTRICT BOUNDARIES

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SPRUCE

HAWTHORN AVE.

POPLAR AVE.

ARGYLE POPLAR PARK

8

19

22

MONTROSE

TRAIN MUSEUM

SPRUCE AVE.

ARBOR WOODS PROPERTY

IRVING PARK R

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VETERANS 13 PARK

MAIN

ADDISON ST.

PINE AVE.

HILLSIDE DRIVE

19

GROVE

BELMONT

FISCHER WOODS FOREST PRESERVE FISCHER FARM OLD GRAND AVE.

290

JEFFERSON ST. PINE ROOM

FIRE STATION 1

18

20

UNDEVELOPED PARK SITE

6

WHITE PINES 14 GOLF COURSE

GEORGE ST.

WHITE PINES RD. FOREST VIEW ROAD

MEMORIAL

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DIANA CT.

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WASHINGTON

ON CR ADDIS

CENTRAL AVE.

83

10

SUNRISE PARK

294

BELMONT AVE.

DAVID DR.

BYRON

17

DIORIO FIELD

COUNTY LINE ROAD

RED OAK ST.

BREITER-PALM PARK

2

GRAND AVE.

YORK ROAD

WOODCREST PARK

CREST AVE. 7 PINES PARK RED OAK ST.

MEMORIAL

MT. EMBLEM CEMETERY

TOLLWAY

16

3RD AVE. 15

T.

WOOD AVE.

JOHN ST.

WOODSIDE RD. WOODSIDE PARK

EN S

LIONS PARK

EVERGREEN ST.

RD.

LEISURE 1 CENTER 12 WATER PARK

BARRON ST.

WOOD D

21

VARBLE PARK

GRE

5

11

WOOD AVE.

3

CHURCH

ALE RD.

UNDEVELOPED PARK SITE

SUNSET PARK

TIOGA DR. HYATTHUBBARD

CENTRAL AVE.

SPRING OAKS DR.

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Board Meetings & Community Organizations

Board Meetings

Park Board meetings are held the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 6:00P, except for June, July, and August when meetings are at 5:30P, at the Deer Grove Leisure Center. Residents are invited to attend and are welcome to make suggestions or constructive comments to improve the facilities, programs, and activities that are offered by the Park District. Meeting minutes are on the Park District website at BvilleParks.org.

Boys & Girls Athletic Association, BBAA

The Bensenville Boys & Girls Athletic Association (BBAA) is a local sports organization that provides athletic outlets for boys and girls, ages 5-14, of the Bensenville area. The BBAA is a separate entity from the Bensenville Park District and has a separate board and network of volunteers that governs them. For more information on their association, please contact the BBAA hotline at (630) 595-4797 or visit bbaasports.org.

Bensenville Community Public Library

The Bensenville Community Public Library, located at 200 South Church Road, offers a world of materials and programs for everyone. View their catalog, events calendar, library hours and more at www.benlib.org, or for more information please call (630) 766-4642.

Youth Crime Initiatives

The Bensenville Park District supports the Village of Bensenville, City of Wood Dale, Village of Addison and DuPage County Youth Crime Ordinances. We will continue to work cooperatively with all prevention and protection agencies regarding this matter.

We Welcome People with Disabilities

The Bensenville Park District complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and strongly supports inclusion. Inclusion looks at the needs, interests, and abilities of the individuals instead of focusing on their special needs. In partnership with our Special Recreation Association, NEDSRA, reasonable accommodations are provided to ensure successful participation in programs. When registering for a program, please inform our customer service staff if you, or a family member, require assistance related to the ADA. If you have any ADA related questions please call (630) 766-7015.

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Registration & Policy Information Program Registration

Hablamos Español

When completing the Registration Form keep in mind the following

Disclaimer

Before registering make sure that you have updated your household information with the Bensenville Park District. This can be done by filling out the Household Information Form. The Household Information Form along with the Registration Form can be found on our website and is available at the Deer Grove Leisure Center.

• Fill out the form carefully and completely. Please indicate if you have changed your address, phone number, or email address. • Payment can be made via credit card, money order or check. Make checks payable to the Bensenville Park District • Bring or mail your Registration Form with payment to the Deer Grove Leisure Center.

Refund Policy

The Bensenville Park District constantly strives to offer you the best in recreational activities, events, and programs. If you are not completely satisfied and would like to request a refund please call and we can help you with your options. • A $5 administrative fee will be charged for all refunds. • You may transfer to another class if space is available. • A pro-rated refund will be issued for medical or moving reasons. Documentation is required. • Refunds take three weeks to process. Checks are mailed directly to your home. • No refunds will be granted 24 hours before a class starts or after it has started. • Certain facility and program refund policies may differ. Please adhere to the specific policies.

Financial Aid Program

The Bensenville Park District believes that all residents should have the opportunity to participate in recreational programs. The Park District will attempt to provide leisure opportunities for residents faced with financial hardship. Please call (630) 766-7015 or visit the Deer Grove Leisure Center and ask for a Financial Assistance Scholarship Application. You must turn in your application two weeks prior to your program start date.

Para información en Español, hable con Yolanda (630) 766-7015 ext. 101 del Lunes al Viernes 10-6pm o correo electrónico, ymedina@ bvilleparks.org o visite nuestra página de internet, www.BvilleParks.org para traducir en Español; seleccione “Español” en “traducir por Google” en la página de inicio.

The Bensenville Park District makes every effort to provide complete and accurate information about the programs contained within this brochure. If an error has occurred, the Park District has the right to revise, delete, or change any information it deems necessary.

Behavior Policy

No participant shall, on the basis of race, sex, creed, national origin or disability be denied equal access to programs, activities, services or benefits, or be limited in the exercise of any right, privilege, advantage or opportunity. Participants are expected to exhibit appropriate behavior at all times. The following guidelines have been developed to help make Park District programs safe and enjoyable for all participants. Additional rules may be developed for particular programs as necessary by staff. Participants shall: • Show respect to all participants and staff • Refrain from using foul language • Refrain from causing bodily harm to participants and staff • Show respect for equipment, supplies, and facilities A positive approach will be used regarding discipline. The Bensenville Park District reserves the right to dismiss a participant from a facility, program or event for violation of behavior guidelines.

Trip Policies

A refund will only be issued if a substitute can be found. The Bensenville Park District must pay in advance for tickets and reservations, therefore, this policy is strictly enforced.

Toilet Training Policy

Bensenville Park District requires program participants to be toilet trained. Staff are not permitted to change diapers or soiled clothing. Participants may keep extra clothes on hand for emergency situations, however, the participant, participant’s parents, or designated person may assist with the change. Pull-ups brand training pants are not acceptable. This policy does not apply to participants ages two and under.

Photo Policy

Photographs and videos are periodically taken of participants in classes, at special events, or at the parks. Please be aware that these photos are for Park District use only and may be used in the District’s publications, websites, and/or social media accounts. In the event you do not want yourself, or your child featured in these publications, the Bensenville Park District needs to be notified prior to the event in writing. Please call the Park District with any questions.

Insurance Policy

The Bensenville Park District is unable to assume the responsibility for injuries or accidents occurring at programs, activities, parks, and facilities. Please check your insurance coverage before you participate.

COVID-19 Addendum

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BIRTH DATE

GRADE

M/F

Email*

City

PROGRAM

ACTIVITY #

TOTAL $

Zip

FEE

ATHLETIC LEAGUES ONLY

SHIRT SZ

SHORT SZ

Interested in volunteer coaching? No Yes

Player/coach requests

Authorized Cardholder Signature:

Zip Code:

Exp. Date:

Date

Parent or Guardian Signature (required if under 18)

Credit Card# V M D:

Date

Participant Signature (if over 18)

CVV#:

“As a participant in the program, I recognize and acknowledge that there are certain risks of physical injury and I agree to assume the full risk of any injuries, including loss of life, damage or loss which I may sustain as a result of participating in any and all activities connected with or associated with such programs.” I further agree to waive and relinquish all claims, fully release and discharge and agree to indemnify and hold harmless and defend the park district and its officers, agents, servants and employees from any and all claims resulting from injuries including; loss of life, damages and losses sustained by me and arising out of, connected with or in any way associated with the activities of the program. By signing this document, you signify that you have read and fully understand the above important information, warning of risk, assumption of risk and waiver and release of all claims. If registering on-line or via fax your on-line or facsimile signature shall substitute for and have the same legal effect as an original form signature.

* By providing your e-mail address you will receive valuable information about events, programs and services offered by Bensenville Park District. We respect your privacy, allowing you to opt out of receiving emails at any time. We do not lend or sell your personal information to any outside parties.

Note: If a check is returned to the park district stamped nonsufficient funds, full payment as well as a $25 fee will be required via cash or credit card before participation in Bensenville Park District programs can continue.

Assistance request:

Please list any reasonable assistance which you may require to participate in our programs.

PARTICIPANT

Phone

Address

Family Last Name

Please fill out the registration form completely for all family members. Please return completed form along with proper fee to: Bensenville Park District, 1000 W. Wood St., Bensenville Illinois 60106, (630) 766-7015. Or fax to 630-766-9280. All registrants must have Household Information on file with Bensenville Park District prior to registration.

Registration Form

Class & Program

Registration Form & Policy Information Registration


Special Event Calendar

Mark Your Calendars!

Join us for our Winter Spring events, for details please see pages 5-8.

Event

Date Time Location

Adopt A Snowman

M, 11/29

Fischer Farm

Holiday Gingerbread Contest

12/01-12/15

At Home

Letters to Santa

12/01-12/17

DGLC, WPGC

Farmside Christmas

Sa, 12/04

3:00-7:00P

Fischer Farm

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

12/06-12/16

5:00-8:00P

At Home

Breakfast With Santa

12/11-12/12

10:00A-1:00P

White Pines Golf Club

Sweetheart Ball

Sa, 02/12

6:00-9:00P

White Pines Golf Club

Clover Hunt

Sa, 03/12

10:30A-12:30P

Fischer Farm

E-Recycling & Document Shred

Sa, 03/19

8:30-11:00A

DGLC Parking Lot

Easter Eggstaraganza & Egg Hunt

Sa, 04/09

Various

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