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evanston life community connections Spring/Summer 2017


Evanston Life Spring/Summer 2017 Evanston Life magazines are available online at www.cityofevanston.org and copies are available at community centers and at other city facilities. For more information, call/text 847-448-4311. Thank you for joining us in being environmentally friendly.

Facilities Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center 2100 Ridge Ave. 847-448-4311 www.cityofevanston.org Chandler-Newberger Center 1028 Central St. 847-448-8252 www.cityofevanston.org/chandler Clark St. Beach Office Clark St. at the lake (seasonal) Dempster St. Beach Office Dempster St. at the lake (seasonal) 847-866-4167 www.cityofevanston.org/beaches

Evanston Ecology Center 2024 McCormick Blvd. 847-448-8256 www.cityofevanston.org/ecology www.evanstonenvironment.org Fleetwood-Jourdain Center 1655 Foster St. 847-448-8254 www.cityofevanston.org/fleetwood Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre 927 Noyes St. 847-866-5915 www.fjttheatre.com Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center 1823 Church St. 847-448-8040 www.cityofevanston.org/gibbsmorrison

Fee assistance is available to qualified Evanston residents for most City of Evanston programs. 2 Evanston life Spring/Summer 2017

Levy Senior Center 300 Dodge Ave. 847-448-8250 www.cityofevanston.org/levy Mason Park Fieldhouse Church St. at Florence Ave. 847-448-8254 Noyes Cultural Arts Center 927 Noyes St. 847-448-4311 www.cityofevanston.org/noyes Robert Crown Center 1701 Main St. 847-448-8258 www.cityofevanston.org/crown

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Table of Contents Ecology

Events Special Events

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Arts Art Classes Dance Classes Performing Arts Preschool Art Classes

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Athletics Basketball 12 Broomball 16 Fencing 11 Fitness Rooms 22 Gymnastics 13 Hockey 16-17 Martial Arts 20-21 Ongoing Open Gym 11 Personal Training 22 Pickleball 15 Preschool & Kindergarten Sports 11 Public Skating & Rink Rentals 16 Racquetball/Handball/Wallyball 15 Roller Skating 12 Skating Classes 18-19 Speedskating 16 Tai Chi 21 Teen and Adult Fitness 22 Tennis 14-15 Volleyball 11 Yoga 20

Spring Break

Ecology Classes 24 Family Programs 25 Fishing 25 Open House 23 Parent & Child Classes 23 Scout Programs 23

Leisure & Enrichment Arts Camp Parties Chandler-Newberger Party Packages Drop-in programs Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center Rentals for Special Occasions/Meetings Self-Improvement/ Enrichment

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Spring Break Camp

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Age 55+ Art Classes 33 Dance Classes 33 Fitness 33-34 Flexible Day Offerings 35 Leisure & Enrichment 36 Music Classes 33 Tai Chi 35 Technology 37 Trips 36 Yoga 34-35

Lakefront Activities

School Programs After-School Programs 29 Chandler-Newberger Time Together Drop-In Program 28-29 Robert Crown Preschool 28 School Days Off 29

Beach Information & Hours Pooch Park and Dog Beach

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Information Call 311 for Facility hours

Special Recreation Classes 30 Special Olympics 31 Sports 30-31 Trips/Special Events 31

Contact us General Information Public Parks & Beaches Map Registration Form Sports & Leisure Organizations

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Special Events MARCH 8 EVANSTON READS—THE OTHER WES MOORE

MARCH 17, MAY 19 FRAN RANDALL MEMORIAL CONCERT SERIES

This will be a 1 hour book discussion, led by an Evanston Public Library librarian. The book is The Other Wes Moore, a story of two real African American boys with the same name, born blocks apart within a year of each other. Both lost their fathers at a young age. Both grew up in similar neighborhoods and had difficult childhoods; both hung out on street corners with their crews; both ran into trouble with the police. How, then, did one grow up to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader, while the other is serving a life sentence in prison for felony murder? In alternating narratives that take readers from heart-wrenching losses to moments of surprising redemption, The Other Wes Moore sets out to answer this question and, in the process, tells the story of a generation of boys trying to find their way in a hostile world. Books will be provided at Levy Center ahead of time. Books will also be available at a variety of locations across town. This event is part of the Evanston Public Library’s Evanston Reads: The Other Wes Moore community-wide reading program. For more information, visit www.epl.org. Location: Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave. Age: 55 yrs. and up Admission: FREE

The Fran Randall Memorial Concert Series spotlights music students from local colleges, universities and high schools. All concerts include the Levy Center’s refurbished Steinway grand piano. The concert series is underwritten by the Levy Senior Center Foundation. Please call 847-448-8250 for more information on the specific concerts. Location: Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave. Age: All Admission: Free

Dates Day Time Mar 8 W 1-2pm

MARCH 10 EVANSTON’S TATER TOT THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS TIMOTHY GOES BACK TO SCHOOL

Date Mar 17 May 19

Day F F

MARCH 17–19 THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. Evanston Children’s Theatre is pleased to present this Disney Classic Musical tale about a curious girl who will sacrifice anything for love. The play has music by Alan Menken, book by Doug Wright and lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater. All shows are performed by local children ages 8–13 years. For more information call 847-448-8263. Location: Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave. Age: All Admission: $7 Dates Day Time Mar 17 F 7pm Mar 18 Sa 3, 7pm Mar 19 Su 3pm

MARCH 25 WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATIONS

Tater Tot Theatre Company was created to allow young thespians ages 5–7 the opportunity to participate in the magic of live theatre. This year we will be presenting Timothy Goes Back to School, adapted from a series of children’s books by acclaimed author and illustrator Rosemary Wells. A raccoon named Timothy starts the First Grade at a new school, and meets many new friends; they help Timothy on something he is struggling with. Together they help Timothy overcome his fears. Children of all ages will easily relate to this tale, in which humor and realism effectively mesh. For more call 847-866-5914. Location: Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St. Age: All Admission: $6

Please join us for the fourth annual Women’s Day Luncheon and Panel Discussion, featuring a complimentary buffet, incredible entertainment, and lively discussion led by Evanston’s own Karen Chavers. Supervision provided for children age 4 years and up. Space is limited; reservations required. For more information or to make reservations call 847-866-5914. Location: Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster St. Age: All Admission: FREE with RSVP

Dates Day Time Mar 10 F 6pm

MARCH 11 MAYOR’S SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM JOB FAIR The MSYEP job fair will be held at Evanston Township High School on Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 8am–2pm, and the doors will close at 2pm. The job fair is open to Evanston residents ages 14–18 living in zip codes 60201 and 60202. For questions concerning the job fair, please contact 847-448-4311 or 311 from inside Evanston boundaries. Date Mar 11

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Time 8am-2pm

Time 1:30-3pm 1:30-3pm

Date Mar 25

Day Sa

Time Noon-3pm

APRIL 8 8TH ANNUAL SPRING FLEA MARKET This market connects people who own great “stuff” they don’t need, with folks who like a bargain and believe in the three R’s: reduce, reuse, and recycle! Reserve a table to sell what you have cleared out in spring cleaning, by calling Gladys Flores at 847-448-8258. Location: Robert Crown Center, 1701 Main St. Age: 18 yrs. and up for table rental Table Rental: $35 Admission: FREE Date April 8

Day Sa

Time 9am-4pm (no early birds)


APRIL 22 EARTH DAY

MAY 5–7 SPRING ICE SHOW—CIRQUE SPECTACULAIRE

What better place to celebrate Earth Day than the Evanston Ecology Center. We will have family friendly educational activities, a litter clean up, seed plantings and outdoor play. Please join us to celebrate the beauty of nature on this special holiday. Location: Evanston Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd Admission: FREE Age: All

Join us at the Robert Crown center for the spring show Cirque Spectaculaire. All skaters enrolled in spring classes are eligible to participate in the show. For information about this event, please call 847-448-8258. Location: Robert Crown Community Center, 1701 Main St. Age: All Tickets: $10 Reserved; $9 General Admission

Date Apr 22

Day Sa

Time 9-11 am

Date May 19 May 20 May 21

Day F Sa Su

Time 7pm 6pm 3pm

APRIL 22 SENIOR CITIZEN SPELLING BEE COMPETITION Witness an exciting day of competitive, linguistic challenges replete with the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre, Levy Senior Center and Evanston Public Library are hosting the local round of the State of Illinois Senior Citizen Spelling Bee Competition. The 2 top winners from this event will go on to the regional Spelling Bee with a chance to go to the State finals in Springfield. Please register at the Levy Center or seniorspellingbee@cityofevanston.org. Location: Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center, 1823 Church St. Age: 50 yrs. and up Admission: Free Date Apr 22

Day Sa

Time 1pm

MAY 1–5 SCREEN FREE WEEK Celebrate Screen Free Week with self-guided outdoor exploration, experiments, games, and crafts. Participants will break away from technology to explore the joy that comes from hands on experiences with science and nature. Location: Evanston Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd Admission: FREE Age: All Date May 1-5

Day M-F

Time 3:30-5pm

MAY 6–NOVEMBER 4 SPUD CLUB AT THE DOWNTOWN FARMERS’ MARKET Come to the Downtown Evanston Farmers’ Market for the fresh and local produce but stay for the fun at the Spud Club Tent. Membership is free and the fun is abundant. Join us between the hours of 9–11am in the southwest corner of the market when the Spud Club tent is up for a variety of farm related activities. Want to plant your own veggies? Want to play market bingo? Want to try making shake butter? See you at the Market! Sponsor: Evanston Parks, Recreation and Community Services Location: Downtown Farmers’ Market, University at Oak Age: 2-12 yrs. Admission: Free Dates May 6-Nov. 4

Days Sa

Times 9-11am

MAY 20 EVANSTON GREEN BALL The Evanston Environmental Association (EEA) and the City of Evanston will present the Sixth Annual Evanston Green Ball. Supporters of green causes will gather, converse, eat, drink and dance the night away. Proceeds will go towards improvements to the Ecology Center. For updates, please visit www.evanstonenvironment.org/ greenball or call 847-448-8256. Admission: $65 (through April 29), $75 (April 30-May 18), EEA Members get $5 off; Friend of the Ecology Center $100 Group Rate: Purchase 4 or more tickets at $60 each, get one free. Date May 20

Day Sa

Time 7-10:30pm

MAY 20 SENIOR CITIZEN MOTOWN PARTY In Celebration of Older Americans Month, Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center will be transformed into an Old School Blue Light Basement Party setting where you can put on your fanciest 60’s gear and enjoy the evening dancing, playing Roulette, Black Jack, Bingo and Bid Whist. Come on out and feast on amazing soul food, mock cocktails and perhaps a glass of wine or two. For more information call 847-866-5914. Location: Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster St. Age: 55 yrs. and up Admission: $10 per person Date May 20

Day Sa

Time 6-9pm

JUNE 3 EVANSTON’S HIGHLAND GARDEN CLUB 8TH ANNUAL BACKYARD BOTANICAL PLANT SALE Come buy the plants that come from our gardens and are proven to grow in this area. We love to share our gardening knowledge and tips. Sponsor: Ecology Center Location: Independence Park, Central and Stewart Admission: Free Dates June 4

Days Sa

Times 8am-3pm

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Special Events JULY 8 YOUTH FISHING DERBY

JUNE 4–AUGUST 5 NORTH SHORE VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENTS

Come to Lovelace Park for a fishing derby at Lovelace Pond. We will be holding the derby in conjunction with our weekly free access to fishing program. We will have a limited amount of poles and bait available for those that need them. Come catch some fish and win a variety of prizes in this free program for the whole family. Sponsor: Ecology Center Location: Lovelace Park, Gross Point Rd. at Thayer St. Age: 5-15 yrs. Admission: Free

The Beach volleyball tournaments are open for juniors 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U. Teams who finish 1st and 2nd in this event receive a bid to compete in the North Shore Championships on August 5th, No coaching please, but we encourage parents to spend a day at the beach with their children as much as possible. Online registration only at: www.evptour.com/teams/Chicago. Sponsor: EVP Tour & Chandler-Newberger Center Location: Clark St. Beach Age: 11 yrs. and up Fee: $60/team Dates June 4 July 8 July 12 August 5

Days Su Sa W Sa

Times 10am 10am 10am 10am

Tournament Clark St Open Clark Street Challenge North Shore Spiketacular North Shore Championship

JUNE 17–JULY 2 YELLOWMAN YELLOWMAN, is a 2002 Pulitzer Prize finalist, memory play about an African-American woman who dreams of life beyond the confines of her small-town Southern upbringing and the light-skinned man whose fate is tragically intertwined with hers. The play explores the negative associations surrounding male blackness, as well as the effect these racial stereotypes have on black women. It is a story that is both heartwarming and ultimately heartbreaking; a beautifully composed play, worth standing for. Online tickets may be purchased at www.fjtheatre.com. Sponsor: Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre Location: Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St. Admission: Advance online tickets $15; at the door night of the performance $20 Dates June 17 June 18 June 24 June 25 July 1 July 2

Day Time Sa 7pm Su 3pm Sa 7pm Su 3pm Sa 7pm Su 3pm

JUNE 19–JULY 21 ZOMBIE CAMP VOLUNTEERS Calling all Zombies! Chandler-Newberger staff is looking for volunteers to challenge and test camper’s skills this summer at our Zombie Survival Camp. Volunteers will dress up as zombies and hide out in Ladd Arboretum as our campers put their survival skills into practice to fight the zombie apocalypse invading Evanston. The “attacks” will take place between June 19–July 21 (2 attacks per week) between the hours of 10am-noon. Make-up and costumes are available. Volunteers must be at least 15 years of age. Community service hours are available for all ETHS student volunteers. For more information or to register to be a zombie, please contact Michelle Tompkins at 847-448-8681. Location: Ecology Center Age: 15 yrs. and up Dates June 19-July 21

Day M-F

Time Varies

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Dates July 8

Day Sa

Time 10am-1pm

JULY 15–30 SWEET SWEET poetically tells the story of Retha and Nina Baker, sisters who have always been close—folding laundry together, chasing fireflies together, and enduring the summer heat together. But when their mother dies unexpectedly and their close childhood friend, George, returns home from college, the sisters’ relationship begins to fray and long-held desires threaten to tear them apart. Set on the outskirts of an all-black town in rural Kansas, SWEET is a coming of age story about the sacrifices we make to hold on to the ones we love. This is the first production of this amazing play since its World Premiere at the National Black Theatre in Harlem in 2016. Online tickets may be purchased at www.fjtheatre.com. Sponsor: Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre Location: Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St. Admission: Advance online tickets $15; at the door night of the performance $20 Dates July 15 July 16 July 22 July 23 July 29 July 30

Day Time Sa 7pm Su 3pm Sa 7pm Su 3pm Sa 7pm Su 3pm

JULY 15–16 EVANSTON WORLD ARTS AND MUSIC FESTIVAL FORMALLY THE EVANSTON ETHNIC ARTS FESTIVAL The Evanston World Arts and Music Festival is a two-day celebration of cultural diversity presenting the best in international art, food and performance. The festival showcases 70 artist vendors, ethnic cuisine, interactive family arts activities and continuous entertainment with performances of world music, dance and poetry. For more information call 847-448-8264 or visit www.cityofevanston.org/festivals. Sponsor: Parks, Recreation and Community Services Location: Centennial and Dawes Park, Sheridan and Church Admission: Free Dates July 15-16

Day Time Sa, Su Noon-7pm


JULY 29 POLLINATOR FESTIVAL Celebrate summer at the Ecology Center’s Pollinator Festival. Ecology Center staff will be joined by community partners to increase awareness of the importance of pollinators. Festivities will include live butterflies, pollinator activities, guided tours of the pollinator garden and information about how you can help pollinator populations from local experts. Location: Evanston Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd Admission: FREE Age: All Dates Day Time July 29 Sa 9am-1pm

AUGUST 25 JAZZ MEETS DELTA BLUES CONCERT IV Internationally renowned jazz bassist Marlene Rosenberg once again brings her incredible quartet to FJT, and performs a set mixed with jazz standards and original compositions that will delight the most discerning music aficionado. David “Chainsaw” Dupont will cut into some down home blues with his legendary Flying-V guitar that has to be heard to truly be appreciated. Come early and enjoy a pre-concert barbecue Dinner at 5:30pm for an additional fee of $10 onsite. Online tickets for the concert only can be purchased at www.fjtheatre.com. Sponsor: Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre & Hecky’s Barbecue Location: Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St. Admission: Advance online tickets $15; at the door night of the performance $20 Dates Day Time Aug 25 F 7pm

AUGUST 12–27 LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR & GRILL LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR & GRILL recounts Billie Holiday’s life story through the songs that made her famous. It’s 1959 in a small, intimate bar in Philadelphia; Holiday puts on a show that, unbeknownst to the audience, will leave them witnesses to one of her last performances. Through her poignant voice and moving songs, one of the greatest jazz singers of all time shares her loves and her losses. In 2014, for her portrayal as Billie Holiday, Audra McDonald won the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role. Our production will feature internationally renowned singer/actress Madra Thomas and the incomparable jazz pianist Reggie Thomas; they will grace our stage with one of the most exquisite and haunting performances of the year. Online tickets may be purchased at www.fjtheatre.com. Sponsor: Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre Location: Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St. Admission: Advance online tickets $15; at the door night of the performance $20 Dates Day Time Aug 12 Sa 7pm Aug 13 Su 3pm Aug 19 Sa 7pm Aug 20 Su 3pm Aug 26 Sa 7pm Aug 27 Su 3pm

AUGUST 24 OLD SCHOOL R&B CONCERT The sixties, seventies and even the eighties brought us some of the best soul music to ever be produced. This Soulful R&B concert featuring Evanston’s own South Boulevard Band promises to take you back to those golden days when music was tight, the lyrics were right, and the basement blue light parties lasted all night. Come early and enjoy a pre-concert barbecue Dinner at 5:30pm for an additional fee of $10 onsite. Online tickets for the concert only can be purchased at www.fjtheatre.com. Sponsor: Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre & Hecky’s Barbecue Location: Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St. Admission: Advance online tickets $15; at the door night of the performance $20 Dates Day Time Aug 24 Sa 7pm

AUGUST 26 FLEETWOOD-JOURDAIN THEATRE ANNUAL FUNDRAISING WINE & DINE GALA When you purchase your all-inclusive tickets to this annual event you’re helping to raise money that will enable FJT to provide year-round programming including the Tater Tot Theatre Company, YSTEP (Youth & Senior Theatre Ensemble Project), Prime Time Players Older Adult Drama Club, Theatre Summer Camps, and Special Events. The evening will include a wine, tapas hors d’oeuvres, a reception with live jazz, a silent auction, and a performance of the Tony Award-winning play, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill. You’ll also enjoy coffee, dessert and the Champagne After-Glow with a DJ and dancing. Online tickets may be purchased at www.fjtheatre.com. Sponsor: Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre Location: Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St. Admission: Advance online tickets $75; at the door night of the performance $100 Dates Day Time Aug 26 Sa 6pm

AUGUST 20 COMMUNITY PICNIC Join neighbors and friends at our annual community picnic. We will supply all the fun-music, games, entertainment, crafts and more. Pack your picnic basket and blanket or join us at the food tent for a delicious hot dog lunch provided by our special sponsors. Just look for the giant tent behind the Morton Civic Center and mosey on over for a day of family fun. For more information call 847-448-8045 or 311. Sponsor: Parks, Recreation and Community Services Location: Ingraham Park (behind the Civic Center), 2100 Ridge Ave. Admission: Free Dates Aug 20

Day Su

Time Noon-4pm

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Special Events

DOWNTOWN EVANSTON FARMERS’ MARKET May 6–Nov. 4, Saturdays, 7:30am–1pm

Intersection of University Place & Oak Ave. As many as 58 Midwest vendors sell fruits, vegetables, meat, flowers, cheese, eggs, baked goods and more. “Home Grown Art ” and food demos/tastings. LINK cards accepted. Free parking in adjacent Maple Ave. Garage with validation at City tent. 847-448-8045 or www.cityofevanston.org/market

RIDGEVILLE FARMERS’ MARKET Returning in June 2017 Intersection of Ridge Ave. and South Blvd.; Michael Miro, Market Manager, 847-869-5640

WEST END FARMERS’ MARKET Returning in June 2017

Intersection of Church St. and Dodge Ave. Season dates will be posted at www.cityofevanston.org/market

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Arts Preschool Art Classes MOM AND TOT ARTS This exploratory, full sensory, total body arts class explores a theme each week through the visual arts. Led by our artist educators. Location: Noyes Cultural Arts Center Age: 1-3 yrs. Fee per mom/tot couple: $70 R/$73 NR Length: 6 sessions Class # 911601E7 911601F7 911601G7

Dates April 11-May 16 April 12-May 17 April 13-May 18

Days Tu W Th

Time 10-11am 10-11am 10-11am

MUSIC STORIES AND MORE This 30 minute class for 6 months to toddler helps your little one grow accustomed to sound, keeps them stimulated by playing various instruments and mesmerized by your voice and their own emerging musicality. No class July 4. Instructor: Charles Taylor Location: Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center Age: 6 mos.-3 yrs. Fee per parent/tot couple: $45 R/$50 NR Class # Dates Days Time 011601A7 Mar 21-May 23 Tu 12:30-1pm 021601A7 June 6-Aug 8 Tu 12:30-1pm

MUSIC IN YOUR WORLD This 30 minute class introduces your 4–5yr. old to music, sounds and rhythms of various cultures. Their voices, bodies and hand percussion will keep them creating, enjoying and exploring music for many more years to come. No class June 13 and July 4. Location: Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center Age: 4-5 yrs. Fee: $45 R/$50 NR Length: 10 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 011602A7 Mar 21-May 23 Tu 1:15-1:45pm 021602A7 June 6-Aug 22 Tu 1:15-1:45pm

Art Classes MAGIC CLASS Children have fun as they learn fascinating tricks from the Magic Team of Gary Kantor. Some tricks may appear difficult but they are quick to learn and easy to perform. Tricks could involve cards, ropes, coins, or mind reading. All materials are provided and each child receives a magic kit to take home. And you can sign up again and again since new tricks are taught at each session. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 5-12 yrs. Fee: $20 R/NR Length: 1 session Class # Dates Days Time 212101A7 April 18 Tu 6:45-7:40pm 222101A7 June 19 M 6:45-7:40pm

YOUTH POTTERY

METAL SMITHING

Have you ever squeezed wet clay through your fingers? Do you want to turn your idea for a sculpture into a real piece of art? Students expand their imagination as they create clay sculptures, elbow pots, coils and more. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 6-14 yrs. Fee, Summer session: $72 R/$82 NR Fee, Spring session: $72 R/$82 NR

This introductory class is intended for those with no previous experience. Through instruction and demos, participants will have the opportunity to learn basic jewelry-making and metal smithing techniques such as design, layout, sawing, texturing, forming and polishing using various jewelry making tools such as hand tools, flex shafts, and polishing equipment with nickel silver, copper, and brass. Participants will complete 2–3 pieces of jewelry in this 6 week session. A limited set of tools and supplies are available for use; students may bring their tools. For information, please email the instructor, limbagaljewelry@gmail.com. Fee includes basic materials and use of tools.

Class # 212602A7 222602A7 222602B7

Dates April 12-May 31 June 7-28 July 5-26

Days W W W

Time 6-7pm 6-7pm 6-7pm

FAMILY CLAY SCULPTURE

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A child and parent work as a team to create clay pieces that they’ll always treasure. Please register as a couple only. Enrollment is limited to six teams to ensure individualized instruction. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 5 yrs. and up Fee: $64 R/$74 NR Length: 8 sessions Class # Dates 212604A7 April 3-May 22 222601A7 June 5-July 24

Days M M

Time 6:15-7pm 6:15-7pm

You’ll make sculptures, pots, plates and other items by hand-building and using the wheel. Make delightful gifts or create something for yourself. Fee includes all materials and firings. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 17 yrs. and up Fee: $120 R/$130 NR Length: 8 sessions Dates April 3-May 22 April 12-May 31 June 5-July 24 June 7-July 26

Days M W M W

Time 7:15-9:15pm 7:15-9:15pm 7:15-9:15pm 7:15-9:15pm

Class # Dates Days Time 513601A7 Mar 8-April 12 W 6-7:45pm 513601B7 May 17-June 28 W 6-7:45pm

What can you make with a sheet of cardboard? A mobile, a mask, a sculpture, a box! In this art class we will use cardboard in the most inventive ways we can think of. Materials will include tape, glue, paint, glitter, wire, sticks, leaves and a whole lot of creativity. Location: Chandler-Newberger Center Age: 9-11 yrs. Fee: $91 R/$112 NR Length: 7 sessions Class # Dates 611601A7 April 5-May 17

Days Time W 4-5:30pm

ADVENTURE THROUGH CREATION

MURAL ART Muralist Paul Barker draws on his 30 years of experience painting murals for museums and zoos nationwide to teach students of high school age and above how to quickly and efficiently get a very large, astonishing image on a wall. Topics will range from artistic decisions to mundane, practical matters as well as how to turn your skills and passion into a successful business. Bring painting clothes and shoes. Location: Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center Age: 14 yrs. and up Fee: $100 R/$120 NR Length: 9 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 012603A7 Mar 22-May 17 W 4:30-5:30pm 022603A7 June 7-Aug 9 W 4:30-5:30pm

Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 18 yrs. and up Fee: $80 R/$95 NR Length: 6 sessions

CREATIVE CARDBOARD

POTTERY FOR ADULT BEGINNERS

Class # 213619A7 213619B7 223603A7 223603B7

students may purchase additional supplies from the instructor during class

With interesting materials and an open mind, almost anything can become a piece of art. Projects will include various media, from paint to wire to natural materials as students create 2 and 3D pieces. Inspiration is taken from established artists. This class will appeal to children who like to make things as well as draw things. New projects introduced each session. Location: Chandler-Newberger Center Age: 5-8 yrs. Fee: $91 R/$112 NR Length: 7 sessions Class # Dates 611610A7 April 6-May 18

Days Time Th 4-5:30pm

DROP-IN HANDS ON ART Once a month, you are invited to drop in to the Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center and get messy with a set of international arts and craft activities suitable for all ages and abilities. Come for an hour, or stay the whole time. Location: Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center Age: 2 yrs. and up Fee: $5 R/$5 NR Length: 1 session Class # Dates Days Time 912603A7 Mar 11 Sa 10am-Noon 912603B7 April 8 Sa 10am-Noon

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Arts Dance Classes CREATIVE MOVEMENT Children enter the wonderful world of dance through enjoyable exercise, dance movement, games, music, and creative fun. The fundamentals incorporate body and spatial awareness, emphasizing development rhythm and coordination. A minimal introduction to ballet and its terminology in included. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 3-5 yrs. Fee, Spring session: $80 R/$90 NR Fee, Summer session: $100 R/$110 NR Class # Dates Days Time 211108A7 April 1-May 20 Sa 9-9:45am 221110A7 June 10-Aug 12 Sa 9-9:45am

BEGINNING TAP Tap is a uniquely rhythm-based art form that teaches music as well as dance. Students learn basic steps in both classic and modern styles of tap. We will focus on footwork, making rhythm, and why tap-tap-tapping those feet are so much fun. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 6-12 yrs. Fee, Spring session: $80 R/$90 NR Fee, Summer session: $100 R/$110 NR Class # Dates Days Time 212112A7 April 1-May 20 Sa 10:30-11:15am 222107A7 June 10-Aug 12 Sa 10:30-11:15am

BEGINNING BALLET This class focuses on fundamentals, ballet techniques and terminology, body placement, positions, steps and bar and center floor work. Dance combinations, turns and jumps, as well as warm-ups, stretching and controlled exercises are included, plus personal projection, stage presence and performing techniques. Leotards, tights, and ballet slippers required. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 6-12 yrs. Fee, Spring session: $80 R/$90 NR Fee, Summer session: $100 R/$110 NR Class # Dates Days 212612A7 April 1-May 20 Sa 222607A7 June 10-Aug 12 Sa

Time 9:45-10:30am 9:45-10:30am

BALLROOM DANCE Learn popular ballroom dances, while improving your grace, posture, and balance. A focus on technique makes this class beneficial for skaters, everyone will have fun. A partner is not a requirement. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 9 yrs. and up Fee, Spring session: $80 R/$90 NR Fee, Summer session: $100 R/$110 NR Class # Dates Days Time 213603A7 April 2-May 21 Su 5:15-6:45pm 213603B7 April 3-May 22 M 7-8:30pm Class # Dates 223101A7 June 4-Aug 6 223101B7 June 5-Aug 7

Days Time Su 5:15-6:45pm M 7-8:30pm

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SALSA DANCING

STEPPING DANCE

Come learn the basics of the popular Latin dances of salsa, meringue, and bachata. This class teaches easy, fun groupings that will get you out on the dance floor in style. No partner needed. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 17 yrs. and up Fee, Spring session: $80 R/$90 NR Fee, Summer session: $100 R/$110 NR

This is a basic introduction to the 6 or 8 count, timing and formation. What are beats, pauses, roles, lane control, partnering, turns, hands and foot coordination, footwork, body rhythm and turn point positions? What is Old School and New School? Location: Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center Age: 16 yrs. and up Fee: $100 R/$120 NR Length: 10 sessions

Class # Dates Days Time 213604A7 April 6-May 25 Th 8-9pm 223102A7 June 8-Aug 10 Th 8-9pm

Class # Dates Days Time 013602A7 Mar 22-May 24 W 7-8pm 023602A7 June 21-Aug 16 W 7-8pm

BEGINNING SWING DANCE You’ll be swinging on the dance floor after we introduce you to swing dances from east coast to west coast, Charleston to lindy hop. You’ll learn how to dance almost any style of music from big band to current pop and hip hop. Singles or couples are welcome. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 17 yrs. and up Fee, Spring session: $80 R/$90 NR Fee, Summer session: $100 R/$110 NR Class # Dates Days Time 213621A7 April 6-May 25 Th 7-8pm 223607A7 June 8-Aug 10 Th 7-8pm

YOUTH HIP HOP DANCE Fun-filled class of introductory to intermediate level of funk and hip hop dance styles for coed youth. No class April 22 and May 13. Location: Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center Age: 4-8 yrs. Fee: $100 R/$120 NR Length: 8 sessions Class # 012602A7 012606B7 022602B7 022606A7

Dates Mar 25-May 27 Mar 20-May 22 June 10-Aug 12 June 5-Aug 7

Days Sa M Sa M

Time 12:30-1:30pm 4:30-5:30pm 12:30-1:30pm 4:30-5:30pm

Age 4-8 9-13 4-8 9-13

YOUNG ADULT HIP HOP DANCE Come join this fun hip hop class where you can gain more experience in a small atmosphere, or touch up dance skills for those advanced! Great for those who desire to be in a dance group or team or currently involved in one. Instructor: Sakkara Skinner Location: Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center Age: 14-18 yrs. Fee: $100 R/$120 NR Length: 10 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 013601A7 Mar 20-May 22 M 5:30-6:30pm 023601A7 June 5-Aug 7 M 5:30-6:30pm

Performing Arts KNUCKLEBALL COMEDY Knuckleball Comedy is an improv comedy program which is now providing programming for Evanston kids. With direction and coaching from an experienced comedian, students will learn the basics of improvisation and performance. Along the way, participants will not only gain valuable tools for everyday life but they will also enjoy plenty of laughs and new friendships along the way. So what are you waiting for? Register now for a class so your child can begin learning while laughing. No class April 8 and May 13. Location: Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center Age: 6-9 yrs. Fee: $133 R/$133 NR Length: 8 sessions Class # 012601A7 012605B7 022601A7 022605B7

Dates Mar 18-May 20 Mar 18-May 20 June 10-July 29 June 10-July 29

Days Sa Sa Sa Sa

Time 10-11a 11am-Noon 10-11am 11am-Noon

DJ BOOTCAMP Young people can learn to responsibly host and control the music of a dance event by being the DJ. Meet Chicago based entertainers, DJ’s and promotional people. Learn these fundamentals: Music and Beats, DJ equipment, Cue’s and Loops, and (MC) Master of Ceremony. Advanced DJ: Turntable history; Scratch mixing, making and recording a mix; using modern DJ equipment and software. Understanding the DJ contract. Promote yourself using social and print media. Learning about contracts. No class July 4. Instructor: DJ Rob Simmons and popular guest DJ’s. Location: Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center Age: 9-18 yrs. Fee: $60 R/$65 NR Length: 9 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 012604A7 April 4-May 30 Tu 6-7pm 022604A7 June 6-Aug 8 Tu 6-7pm


Athletics Preschool & Kindergarten Sports PLAY BALL Many games require the skillful use of a ball. This class emphasizes wellness, listening and movement, as well as team play, while children earn to bounce, kick, throw and catch. Enjoy kickball, foursquare, slam and other tried and true beginning-and intermediate-level ball games, as well as games from around the world. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 4-6 yrs. Fee: $45 R/$50 NR Length: 4 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 212805A7 April 8-29 Sa 2-3pm 212805B7 May 6-27 Sa 2-3pm

INDOOR SOCCER SKILLS You will learn how to move to ball from one end of the court to the other, building skills with respect for both your teammates and your opponents. This class focuses on sportsmanship and team play, as well as the transition to outdoor play. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 5-7 yrs. Fee: $45 R/$50 NR Length: 4 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 242821A7 April 8-29 Sa 3-4pm 242821B7 May 6-May 27 Sa 3-4pm

PEE WEE OLYMPICS A variety of Olympic-type events are covered in this exciting, fun-filled class. Children will learn about basketball, soccer, track and field plus much more. In each class, tot athletes spend free time exploring and playing. Location: Chandler-Newberger Center Age: 3-4 yrs. Fee: $62 R/$73 NR Length: 6 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 611102A7 April 3-May 8 M 9:30-10:15am 611102B7 April 7-May 12 F 10-10:45am

PEE WEE BASKETBALL Does your child enjoy musical chairs or Duck, Duck, Goose? Did you know those games can be played while dribbling a basketball? This class teaches your tot athlete the fundamentals of basketball using popular children’s games. Sportsmanship and teamwork are emphasized while children are introduced to basketball and other exciting games. Smaller balls and 5' rims are used. Location: Chandler-Newberger Center Age: 4-5 yrs. Fee: $62 R/$73 NR Length: 6 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 611156A7 April 5-May 10 W 3:15-4pm

T BASEBALL Instructed by 3-Point Athletics coaches, kids learn to play ball the easy way, without a picture! This lead-up game to baseball emphasizes skill and sportsmanship. Soft rag baseballs are used. Teams are formed after the third week. In the event of rain, class will be cancelled and make up days will be arranged at the end of the session. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 5-7 yrs. Fee: $96 R/$106 NR Length: 8 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 222801A7 June 10-July 29 Sa 9-10am

Ongoing Open Gym Fee: youth through high school: FREE Age: 18 yrs. and up, $3 donation Note: times posted may change due to building rentals. Please confirm the schedule before dropping by. Levy Senior Center Sundays: 11am-1pm, grades 1-8 + parents ($3 per accompanying adult) Sundays: 1-3pm, Pickleball, Free ages 18+ 847-448-8250 Robert Crown Community Center Youth & Young Adult Open Gym Saturdays: 1-2pm, Grade School (June-Aug.) Saturdays: 2-3:30pm, high school (June-Aug.) Sundays: 1:30-3:30pm, adults (Mar.-Aug.) 847-448-8258 Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center Schedule is effective Mar. 1 Mon. thru Fri., 7-9pm for high schoolers and young adults. 847-448-8254 Chandler-Newberger Community Center Schedule: www.cityofevanston.org/chandler 847-448-8252

Volleyball VOLLEYBALL SKILLS & DRILLS There is always room for improvement, come and join us for on-court drills that challenge your prior volleyball skills. This class focuses on skills such as setting passing, overhand serving and spiking. Location: Fleetwood-Jourdain Center Age: 10-11 yrs. Fee: $65 R/$75 NR Length: 9 session Class # 412807A7 412807B7 422808A7 422808B7

Dates Mar 18-May 27 Mar 18-May 27 June 10-Aug 5 June 10-Aug 5

Days Sa Sa Sa Sa

Time 3-4pm 4-5pm 4-5pm 5-6pm

Fencing En garde! Are you looking for a new and exciting activity? Diana Unger will teach you the basics of fencing! Fencing requires patience, concentration, discipline, and self-awareness. Its rewards are selfconfidence, self-control and emotional strength for a healthier lifestyle. Space is limited, so sign up quickly! Classes with three or fewer participants may be cancelled due to low enrollment. However, the participants will have the option to pay a higher fee and receive private or semi-private lessons during that class session. You will be notified if your class has low enrollment. Note: Most equipment will be provided and shared among classmates. Each participant is expected to purchase an underarm protector and glove, as these are personal items. They may be purchased at a discount from the instructor. In addition each participant must be a member of the United States Fencing Association ($10 fee). Space is limited; sign up now. For advanced levels that cannot attend all of the classes, a 4-count punch card ($83 R/$92 NR) is available and classes will not be prorated due to this option. No class April 15 and July 4. Location: Chandler-Newberger Center Age: Varies Fee: $106 R/$123 NR (Beg.) Fee: $119 R/$134 NR (Adv. Beg., Int. and Adv.) Length: 6 sessions Class # Age 612807A7 7-9 612807B7 9-11 612807C7 11-Adult 612807D7 8-Adult 612807E7 8-Adult 622815A7 8-Adult 622818A7 8-Adult

Dates

Days Time

Level

April 8-May 20

Sa

9:30-10:30am

Beg.

April 8-May 20

Sa

10:45-11:45am Beg.

April 8-May 20

Sa

12:30-1:30pm

Beg.

April 8-May 20

Sa

1:45-2:45pm

Beg./Int.

April 8-May 20

Sa

3-4pm

Adv.

June 20-Aug 1

Tu

6:15-7:15pm

Beg.

June 20-Aug 1

Tu

7:30-8:30pm

Adv.

To register, call 847-448-4311 or visit cityofevanston.org 11


Athletics Basketball KITS BASKETBALL LEAGUE The Kits Basketball League is designed to introduce children to the sport of basketball through the development of the fundamental skills of shooting, dribbling, passing and defense. Fair play, sportsmanship, and teamwork are reinforced during refereed practice and games. We do not keep score in the Kits League. Players are divided up into teams of four after the first few weeks of play and parents are emailed a schedule by the third week. Children participate in half-court games and progress to full-court. Smaller balls and lowered rims are used to help children adapt to the game. The games may be altered to ensure a maximum learning experience. Location: Chandler-Newberger Center Age: 5-7 yrs. Fee: $115 R/$134 NR Length: 7 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 612805A7 April 3-May 15 M 4-5:15pm 612805B7 April 6-May 18 Th 4-5:15pm

CATS BASKETBALL LEAGUE The Cats Basketball League teaches players basketball fundamentals, while offering challenges to help them develop into better players. Basic skills are covered, as well as rules of the game. Throughout the program, simple strategies will also be introduced to the players that will help them begin to understand play calling and game structure. Score is kept in the league using a unique scoring system that reinforces the fundamentals, fair play and teamwork. After the first few weeks of the league, players are divided up into teams of four at the beginning level and five at the intermediate level. Parents will receive a league schedule via email. Coaches in the league will coach/referee the players, while being consistent on calls for basic violations and will call fouls at the intermediate level. Please note for the intermediate league game times may change if registration is low. Location: Chandler-Newberger Center Age: 6-7 yrs. Fee: $115 R/$134 NR Length: 7 sessions Class # Dates Days 612804A7 April 3-May 15 M 612804B7 April 6-May 18 Th

Time 5:15-6:30pm 5:15-6:30pm

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CATS ADVANCED BASKETBALL LEAGUE

SUMMER F.A.A.M. BASKETBALL LEAGUE

Continuing to focus on basketball fundamentals, the Advanced Cats Basketball Recreational League will allow more advanced players in 2–3rd grade an opportunity to push their basketball skills with players of the same level. Players who have taken the Cats Basketball League, or other organized basketball programs should sign up for this class. Players should be able to dribble, shoot and rebound without much corrective coaching. Throughout the program, simple strategies will be introduced to help players understand play calling and game structure. Score is kept using a unique scoring system that reinforces the fundamentals. The first week, a group clinic will meet; teams will be created by the second week when we will begin the games. Parents will receive their child’s team assignment and game schedule prior to the second week. If you are unsure if your child should register for this league or the beginning-level league please call Scott Horne at 847-448-8252. Location: Chandler-Newberger Center Age: 7-9 yrs. Fee: $186 R/$215 NR Length: 7 sessions

If you are looking for a co-ed basketball league for your youth basketball participant that develops skill, promotes teamwork, and prepares each player for the middle school basketball league, the Fleetwood-Jourdain Summer F.A.A.M. Basketball League is for you. In this league, every participant will have the opportunity to be in an actual draft and be placed on a team. Once the teams have been set each team will be assigned a practice day during the week and games will take place Saturday mornings. Each team will be provided with a dedicated coach that teaches skill development and teamwork. Get your game face on and prepare for a summer of friendly completion with new experiences through the game of basketball. Registration is April 3–May 19 and draft day is May 27 from 10am–1pm. Location: Fleetwood-Jourdain Center Age: 8-10 yrs. Fee: $75 R/$95 NR

Class # Dates Days Time 612830A7 April 5-May 17 W 4-6pm

BULLS BASKETBALL LEAGUE The Bulls Basketball Leagues for 4th-6th graders begins to prepare players for the Evanston feeder programs and high school play. It continues to focus on skill building and perfecting fundamentals, but adds conditioning, and concepts such as defenses, plays, and positioning. Using the rules of the 4th/5th grade school-based league run in the winter, the league gives players an opportunity to play full-court with substitutions. Our coaches/ referees tighten up on calls, allowing players the opportunity to sharpen their game. Players in the league are divided into different teams each week allowing them to learn to work with different teammates, foster communication on the court, while it challenges everyone to step into a leadership role. We keep standard score in the league, but do not keep standings. Location: Chandler-Newberger Center Age: 9-12 yrs. Fee: $186 R/$215 NR Length: 7 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 612831A7 April 4-May 16 Tu 4-6pm

Class # Dates Days Time 422810A7 June 26-Aug 19 TBA TBA

Roller Skating—All Ages Join the fun. Most months, adults skate at Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center the first Fridays of the month from 8-11:30pm and youth skate from 3-6pm on Sundays. Chandler-Newberger Community Center hosts skating for all ages from 6:30-8:30pm on the third Saturday of the month. For schedule confirmation, please visit www.cityofevanston.org/roller skating. Admission and skate rental is free for Evanston* youth. There is a suggested donation of $3 plus $2 for skate rental for ages 18+ yrs. You may bring your own helmet and pads and own roller skates (if compatible with the floor surface). * Youth who reside in zip code 60203 are considered Evanston residents for this program. Adults must reside in zip codes 60201 and 60202. Questions? Call 311.

PRIVATE ROLLER SKATING PARTIES A birthday party rental includes three hours in a party room; two hours of roller skating to music in the gymnasium; the set-up of table and chairs in the party room; and clean-up. You supply the treats and tableware. Your party may begin 30 minutes prior to the “open skate” time to ensure guests receive their skate size. You are welcome to bring your iPod to be played during a private party. Full payment is due when the party is booked. Location: Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, Chandler-Newberger Community Center. Age: Roller skating birthday parties for children 14 yrs. and younger Fee: $315 Evanston res. only; max. 45 pairs of skates. Participants are allowed to bring their own helmets and pads and own roller skates (if compatible with the floor surface). Questions? Call 311.


Gymnastics Registering your child for the appropriate class is the first step to ensuring success and fun with gymnastics. Our beginning classes are for children who have never taken a gymnastic class or who have taken a class for less than one year. Certain skills are necessary before taking the Advanced Beginning, Intermediate and Pre-Team classes. If your child has not mastered these skills, he or she will not be able to learn more advanced skills. Your child would then have to switch to a lower level class. Therefore, if your child has taken one year or more of gymnastics lessons and you are unsure if he or she should be in the Advanced Beginning or Intermediate class, please call ChandlerNewberger at 847-448-8252 to discuss which class would be best for your child. Private and group gymnastic lessons are also available for those interested in individualized attention or for those who are aged-out of certain levels. Call Michelle at 847-448-8681 for more information about gymnastics classes at either Chandler-Newberger Center or Robert Crown Center.

MOM/DAD TOT GYMNASTICS Spend some quality time with your child while helping him/her develop motor skills. Your tot’s movement will be enhanced through free play on equipment, obstacle courses, introduction to various age-appropriate gymnastic skills and a parachute circle time. This class is a great way for your little to climb and play with supervision. Parents/guardians must attend with their child. Location: Chandler-Newberger Center Age: 2-3 yrs. Fee: $93 R/$98 NR Length: 7 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 611157A7 April 6-May 18 Th 6:15-7pm

PRESCHOOL GYMNASTICS

ADVANCED BEGINNING GYMNASTICS

Bouncing on the bed or rolling around on the couch are just a few signs that your child is ready for gymnastics! Our patient instructors work with your child to improve coordination, balance, flexibility and general motor skills in a fun, safe environment. Studies show this is the ideal age to begin developing skills in a structured class situation. To create the best learning environment for participants, parents are asked not to stay in the gym during class time.

The next step up from Beginning Gymnastics, this class allows gymnasts to continue to develop skills and increase self-esteem, while preparing them for the Intermediate level. To ensure your child has completed the skills necessary to succeed in this class, please contact Michelle at 847-448-8681. No class April 15.

Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 3-5 yrs. Fee: $67 R/$70 NR

Class # Dates Days Time 212811A7 April 15-May 13 Sa 11am-Noon 222114A7 July 15-Aug 12 Sa 11am-Noon

Class # 211107A7 211107B7 221101A7 221101B7

Dates April 15-May 13 April 15-May 13 July 15-Aug 12 July 15-Aug 12

Days Sa Sa Sa Sa

Time 9-9:45am 10-10:45am 9-9:45pm 10-10:45am

Age 3 4-5 3 4-5

Location: Chandler-Newberger Center Age: 3-4 yrs. Fee: $93 R/$98 NR Class # Dates 611158A7 April 3-May 15 611158B7 April 6-May 18

Days Time M 3:15-4pm Th 3:15-4pm

Beginning gymnasts will work on basic techniques while improving their coordination, balance and flexibility. Skills will be taught on the vault, bars, beam, and floor. Our staff has excellent knowledge of gymnastics and uses it in a nurturing, recreational manner.

Class # Dates Days Time 212810A7 April 15-May 13 Sa 11am-Noon 222102A7 July 15-Aug 12 Sa 11am-Noon Location: Chandler-Newberger Center Age: varies; see below Fee: $110 R/$123 NR Class # 612810A7 612810B7 612810C7 612810D7

Dates April 3-May 15 April 3-May 15 April 6-May 18 April 6-May 18

Days M M Th Th

Time 4-5pm 5-6pm 4-5pm 5-6pm

Age 5-7 6-9 7-10 5-7

Location: Chandler-Newberger Center Age: 6-10 yrs. Fee: $110 R/$123 NR Class # Dates 612811A7 April 3-May 15 612811B7 April 6-May 18

Days Time M 4-5pm Th 5-6pm

INTERMEDIATE GYMNASTICS

BEGINNING GYMNASTICS

Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 6-9 yrs. Fee, Spring session: $79 R/$88 NR Fee, Summer session: $79 R/$88 NR

Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 6-9 yrs. Fee: $79 R/$88 NR

This class offers gymnasts an opportunity to continue developing skills after they have completed the Advanced Beginning class. To ensure your child has completed the skills necessary to succeed in this class, please call Michelle at 847-448-8681. Location: Chandler-Newberger Center Age: 6-11 yrs. Fee: $175 R/$185 NR Class # Dates 612825A7 April 3-May 15 612825B7 April 6-May 18

Days Time M 5-6:30pm Th 4-5:30pm

PRE-TEAM GYMNASTICS This program will allow coaches to work with those gymnasts who have graduated from the Intermediate level class. This program will work with gymnasts on an individual level to prepare them for team gymnastics. Children must be promoted into this class or receive approval from a gymnastics coach to register. Location: Chandler-Newberger Center Age: 6-11 yrs. Fee: $175 R/$185 NR Class # Dates 612835A7 April 3-May 15 612835B7 April 6-May 18

Days M Th

Time 5-6:30pm 4-5:30pm

To register, call 847-448-4311 or visit cityofevanston.org 13


Athletics Tennis Online Registration: www.cityofevanston.org/register Phone Registration Chandler-Newberger Community Center: 847-448-8252 Call E-Town Tennis at 847-917-3809 for info. about program content and levels of play.

GENERAL INFORMATION Our tennis programs emphasize fun, fitness and friendship. All programs provide a variety of instruction, including stroke development, strategy, court positioning, shot selection, footwork and supervised match play. We’re looking forward to a great season with our tennis vendor, E-Town Tennis. All classes will be taught by top area tennis professionals. Please dress in appropriate attire for physical activity; and tennis racquets are required. Deadline for registration is four days prior to the start of class.

Quick Start Tennis Quick Start Tennis offers participants a chance to learn tennis while having fun. The format takes a new, more engaging approach to introduce tennis players to the game. Tennis balls are bigger and lower in compression and smaller nets are used.

Pro-rating

OUTDOOR YOUTH TENNIS CLASSES

OUTDOOR ADULT TENNIS CLASSES

Instructors: E-Town Tennis Fee, 1-hour classes: $89 R/$103 NR Fee, 90-minute classes: $135 R/$155 NR Length: 6 sessions

Instructors: E-Town Tennis Age: 15 yrs. and up Fee, 90-minute classes: $135 R/$155 NR Fee, 2-hour classes: $178 R/$204 NR Length: 6 sessions

QuickStart 1 Age: 4–5 yrs. Class # Dates 612750A7 April 10-May 15 612750B7 April 11-May 16 612750C7 April 8-May 13 612750D7 April 9-May 21 622720A7 June 12-July 17 622720B7 June 14-July 19 622720C7 July 24-Aug 21 622720D7 July 26-Aug 23 Age: 6–7 yrs. Class # Dates 612751A7 April 10-May 15 612751B7 April 11-May 16 612751C7 April 8-May 13 612751D7 April 9-May 21 622721A7 June 12-July 17 622721B7 June 14-July 19 622721C7 June 11-July 16 622721D7 July 24-Aug 21 622721E7 July 26-Aug 23 622721F7 July 23-Aug 27

Rain

Advanced Beginner

If your tennis class is rained out, the instructor will discuss a rain make up date with the participants at the next class. The official make up class will be the date that the majority of the participants agree that they can attend. Another make up opportunity is to attend an equivalent-level class within the same session (one per session). Call our instructor or 847-917-3809 to arrange your make up class.

Tennis Program Information For tennis program details, tennis court information, fees, and class levels, please visit www. cityofevanston.org/chandler. 14 Evanston life Spring/Summer 2017

Location Crown Crown James Love Leahy Leahy Leahy Leahy

Days M Tu Sa Su M W Su M W Su

Time 5-6pm 5-6pm 10-11am 1-2pm 4-5pm 4-5pm Noon-1pm 4-5pm 4-5pm Noon-1pm

Location Crown Crown James Love Leahy Leahy Leahy Leahy Leahy Love

Days W Th Sa Su Th Su Th Su

Time 4-5pm 4-5pm 11am-Noon 2-3pm 4-5pm 1-2pm 4-5pm 1-2pm

Location Leahy Crown James Love Crown Leahy Crown Love

Beginner Age: 7–15 yrs. Class # Dates 612752A7 April 12-May 17 612752B7 April 13-May 18 612752C7 April 8-May 13 612752D7 April 9-May 21 622722A7 June 15-July 20 622722B7 June 11-July 16 622722C7 July 27-Aug 24 622722D7 July 23-Aug 27

Make Up Policy

Time 4-5pm 4-5pm 9-10am Noon-1pm 3-4pm 3-4pm 3-4pm 3-4pm

Quickstart 2

Tennis classes will not be pro-rated. Those who can’t complete a class due to injury/health reasons may receive a prorated refund after submitting a doctor’s note within 7 within such injury. Missed classes may be made up by attending an equivalent class within the same session (one per session). The instructor must be notified in advance by calling E-Town Tennis at 847-917-3809. There are no carryovers into next session. To find out if your class has been canceled due to rain; call the tennis rain hotline at 847-866-8543. If the message is from an earlier time or previous date and it is one hour or less before your class, then your class has not been canceled. We will always update the hotline at least one hour before the start of a class if it has been canceled—UNLESS there is sudden bad weather and it occurs less than one hour before your class. In that event, we’ll update it as soon as we make a decision.

Start/Restart Days M Tu Sa Su M W M W

Age: 7–15 yrs. Class # Dates 612753A7 April 12-May 17 622723A7 June 11-July 16 622723B7 July 23-Aug 27

Days W Su Su

Time 5-6pm 2-3pm 2-3pm

Location Leahy Leahy Love

Advanced Beginner-Intermediate 1 Age: 7–15 yrs. Class # Dates 612754A7 April 13-May 18 612754B7 April 9-May 21 612754C7 April 8-May 13 622724A7 June 15-July 20 622724B7 July 27-Aug 24

Days Th Su Sa Th Th

Time 5-6pm 3-4pm Noon-1:30pm 5-6pm 5-6pm

Location Crown Love James Crown Crown

Days Sa Su Sa Su

Time 10:30am-Noon 3-4:30pm 10:30am-Noon 3-4:30pm

Location Leahy Leahy Leahy Love

Intermediate Age: 7–15 yrs. Class # Dates 622725A7 June 10-July 15 622725B7 June 11-July 16 622725C7 July 22-Aug 26 622725D7 July 23-Aug 27

Class # 613740A7 613740B7 613740C7 613740D7 623720A7 623720B7 623720C7 623720D7 623720E7 623720F7 623720G7 623720H7

Dates April 10-May 15 April 11-May 16 April 8-May 13 April 9-May 21 June 12-July 17 June 13-July 18 June 10-July 15 June 11-July 16 July 24-Aug 28 July 25-Aug 29 July 22-Aug 26 July 23-Aug 27

Days M Tu Sa Su M Tu Sa Su M Tu Sa Su

Time 7-8:30pm 6-7:30pm 9-10:30am 1:30-3pm 7-8:30pm 6-7:30pm 9-10:30am 1:30-3pm 7-8:30pm 6-7:30pm 9-10:30am 1:30-3pm

Location Leahy Crown James Love Leahy Crown Leahy Love Leahy Crown Leahy Love

Days Sa W Sa W Sa

Time 10:30am-Noon 7:30-9pm 10:30am-Noon 7:30-9pm 10:30am-Noon

Location James Leahy Leahy Leahy Leahy

Days Th Sa Th Sa Th Sa

Time 6-7:30pm Noon-1:30pm 6-7:30pm Noon-1:30pm 6-7:30pm Noon-1:30pm

Location Crown James Crown Leahy Crown Leahy

Class # Dates Days Time 613743A7 April 10-May 15 M 6:30-8:30pm

Location Leahy

Advanced Beginner Class # 613741A7 623721A7 623721B7 623721C7 623721D7

Dates April 8-May 13 June 14-July 19 June 10-July 15 July 26-Aug 30 July 22-Aug 26

Intermediate 1–2 Class # 613742A7 613742B7 623722A7 623722B7 623722C7 623722D7

Dates April 13-May 18 April 8-May 13 June 15-July 20 June 10-July 15 July 27-Aug 31 July 22-Aug 26

Intermediate 1–3 Intermediate 1–4 Class # 613744A7 623723A7 623723B7 623723C7 623723D7

Dates April 9-May 21 June 12-July 17 June 11-July 16 July 24-Aug 28 July 23-Aug 27

Days Su M Su M Su

Time 3-5pm 6:30-8:30pm 3-4:30pm 7:30-9pm 3-4:30pm

Location Love Leahy Love Leahy Love

Days Tu Tu Tu

Time 7:30-9pm 7:30-9pm 7:30-9pm

Location Crown Crown Crown

Days W W W

Time 6-7:30pm 7:30-9pm 6-7:30pm

Location Leahy Leahy Leahy

Time 7:30-9pm 7:30-9pm 7:30-9pm

Location Crown Crown Crown

Intermediate 2–3 Class # 613745A7 623724A7 623724B7

Dates April 11-May 16 June 13-July 18 July 25-Aug 29

Intermediate 3–4 Class # 613746A7 623725A7 623725B7

Dates April 12-May 17 June 14-July 19 July 26-Aug 30

Intermediate 4–Advance Class # 613747A7 623726A7 623726B7

Dates April 13-May 18 June 15-July 20 July 27-Aug 31

Days Th Th Th


FREE TENNIS CLINIC

FREE FRIDAY NIGHT TENNIS LESSONS (ALL AGES)

This fun-filled program for all ages and levels offers free tennis instruction and games. This event kicks off Evanston outdoor tennis season. Location: Leahy Park Age: 15 yrs. and up Fee: Free Length: 1 session

Come learn to play tennis. It’s a sport you can play all your life; you don’t need a lot of equipment and playing in the park is free. Registration is limited to one hour per evening, but you are welcome to register for any and all of the Fridays. Tennis racquets and balls are provided during class for those in need of equipment. Space is limited; please sign up right away. Location: James Park, Oakton St. west of Dodge Ave. Age: 5 yrs. and up Fee: free to Evanston residents

Class # 612740A7 612740B7 612740C7

Dates April 1 April 1 April 1

Days Sa Sa Sa

Time 9-9:40am 9:40-10:20am 10:20-11am

Age 15+ 7-14 6-13

OUTDOOR TENNIS ACADEMY This Academy is for committed students with aspirations to play tournaments or on their high school team. Strategies for singles and doubles will be introduced and practiced. No class April 16. Location: Lovelace Age: 7-14 yrs. Fee: $210 R/$249 NR Length: 7 sessions Class # Dates 613748A7 April 9-May 28

Days Time Su 1-3pm

OUTDOOR/INDOOR PRIVATE AND SEMI-PRIVATE TENNIS LESSONS (AGE 5+) Private and semi-private tennis instruction is the ultimate way to improve your tennis skills and speed your progress in tennis. We’ll help you find the proper instructor to meet your individual needs, goals and requests. Private lesson fees include court time (indoor or outdoor) and are well below the cost of similar lessons at private clubs and resorts. Indoor private lessons are available on a very limited basis; sign up early at 847-448-8252. NOTE: Students who cancel lessons less than 24 hours in advance will not be rescheduled or reimbursed.

Age: 5 yrs. and up Skill Level: All Locations: Evanston Township High School Fieldhouse, 1600 Dodge Ave., or various outdoor courts

Class # 632702A7 632702B7 632702C7 632702D7 632702E7 632702F7 632702G7 632702H7 632702J7 632702K7 632702L7 632702M7

Dates Aug 4 Aug 4 Aug 4 Aug 11 Aug 11 Aug 11 Aug 18 Aug 18 Aug 18 Aug 25 Aug 25 Aug 25

Days F F F F F F F F F F F F

Time 5-6pm 6-7pm 7-8pm 5-6pm 6-7pm 7-8pm 5-6pm 6-7pm 7-8pm 5-6pm 6-7pm 7-8pm

Days Time M, W 2:30-4:30pm (Levy Center members only) F 5-9pm Su 1:30-3pm

JAMES PARK COURT 6 Outdoor pickleball nets will be available at the Levy Center. Please contact Bob Russo at 847-448-8250 or email rrusso@cityofevanston.org to reserve nets.

Racquetball/ Handball/Wallyball

Day Time M, Tu, F 9am-1pm W, Th 1-4pm Sa, Su 2-4pm

Do you want to improve your overall health and fitness? Consider racquetball or handball. Court reservations can be made as early as one week in advance. Standard court times are reserved on the hour Monday through Friday 9am–6pm. Evening permanent court time is available for reservations 6 weeks or longer. Showers and public locker space are available. 847-448-8252 Location: Chandler-Newberger Community Center, 1028 Central Street

CARTWRIGHT PARK

RACQUETBALL/HANDBALL Court Fees: $15 hourly; 10-hour court card is $98; a can of racquetballs is $4; racquet rental is $2.

Groups range from two to four people. One person registers and supplies names and addresses of those in the group. Full group fee is due at registration. At least half of the group members must be Evanston residents to receive the resident rate.

Schedule is effective immediately. Note: times posted may change due to building rentals. Please confirm the schedule online at www.cityofevanston.org/levy before dropping by or call 847-448-8250. Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 18 yrs. and up Fee: Free

Pickleball courts have been painted at James Park Tennis Court #6 and at the Cartwright Tennis Courts. See the schedule below for court availability:

Length Outdoor Fee 1 hr. $80 R/$92 NR 5 hr. pkg. $329 R/$378 NR

Semi-Private Instruction

INDOOR PICKLEBALL

NEW OUTDOOR PICKLEBALL COURTS

Private Lesson with Staff Professional

Length Indoor Fee 1 hr. $90 R/$102 NR 5-hr. pkg. $349 R/$398 NR

Pickleball

Cartwright Park will be first come, first serve basis and will use the existing tennis nets as pickleball nets. Please provide own pickleball paddles and balls for use. For more information or questions, contact Bob Russo at 847-448-8250 or email at rrusso@cityofevanston.org

Day Time M, Tu, F 1-4pm W, Th 9am-1pm Sa 7-10am Su 4-6pm

WALLYBALL It’s volleyball in a racquetball court with an exciting twist. A rubberized volleyball is used, volleyball rules are followed, however, all the walls are in play! Fee: $27 for 90 min. Maximum: 8 people Days/Times: Availability varies; call for an update

Note: The fee listed is the total fee for the group.

People 2 2 3 3 4 4

Length 1 hr. 5-hr. pkg. 1 hr. 5-hr. pkg. 1 hr. 5-hr. pkg.

Fee R/NR $74 R/$84 NR $320 R/$368 NR $79 R/$91 NR $343 R/$394 NR $84 R/$96 NR $369 R/$423 NR

To register, call 847-448-4311 or visit cityofevanston.org 15


Athletics Public Skating & Rink Rentals Come to Robert Crown Community Center, 1701 Main St., kick off your shoes and put on your skates for indoor ice-skating. It’s best to call 847-448-8258 in advance to confirm the schedule.

SKATE RENTAL You can rent skates for $3 per public skate session. Figure Skates & Hockey Skates are available in child size 7 through adult 13.

SKATE MORE AND SAVE A full year pass from date of purchase is $90 and is valid for public skating sessions. This does not include special event skates.

HUNGRY AFTER SKATING? Robert Crown Community Center features Evanston Ice Co. Concessions available for food purchase before and after public skate, as well as vending machines for snacks.

SKATING PARTIES DURING PUBLIC Host an indoor skating party for $125 at Robert Crown Ice Complex. The skating party package for up to 20 people includes: ice time during any public skate session, skate rental, and tables in the East Lobby. Additional skating tickets can be purchased for $5 each up to a maximum of 30 total for the party. Advanced reservations are recommended and a 50% deposit is required at the time of booking to hold your spot. Remaining balance is due the day of your reservation. For more information call 847-859-7824.

SKATE SESSIONS RENT-A-RINK FOR YOUR PRIVATE EVENT Celebrate your private event in a fun unique way on ice! Robert Crown Ice Complex offers private rentals on our Main & Studio rink for Ice Skating, Hockey, or Broomball. Skate rentals are $2 per pair with a private rental. Hockey nets and broomball sticks/ball are included with hockey and broomball themed rentals; hockey equipment is not available for rent. Advance reservation is important, so please call 847-859-7824 today.

Prime Time Rate is Open-10:30pm Studio Rink Fee: $160 Main Rink Fee: $330

Non-Prime Time Rate is after 10:30pm and During Summer Months (Jun-Aug) Studio Rink Fee: $120 Main Rink Fee: $250

16 Evanston life Spring/Summer 2017

Add a room to your ice rental Upgrade your private rink rental by adding a room on the community side of the building. We have 2 multi-purpose rooms available which can be reserved during your ice time free of charge, as long as you rent the space for at least 1 hour after your ice time. It’s a great way to get the party set up and a space for belongings, or a break time, without having to be charged extra. Rates: AB Room: $75 per hr.; D Room: $60 per hr.

Public Ice-skating SPRING SCHEDULE MARCH 1-AUGUST 31 MAIN RINK Dates Mar 1- May 31 June-Aug 31 Mar 1- Aug 31

Day Time M-F 11:15am-12:45pm F 7-9pm Su 2-3:30pm

STUDIO RINK Dates Mar 1-May 31 Mar 1-Aug 31 Mar 1-Aug 31 Mar 1-May 31 Jun 1-Aug 31

Day Time M 4:30-6pm Tu, Th 6-7:30pm Sa 4-5:30pm Sa 8-9:30pm Sa 7-9pm

PUBLIC SKATING ADMISSION Adult Student w/ ID 5 and Under

Studio Main Event $6 $7 $8 $4 $5 $6 $2 $3 $3

Broomball ADULT BROOMBALL LEAGUE Games are played at convenient hours on Sundays. Two leagues are held: Fall, September-December and Spring, January-May. We also hold a one day summer broomball tournament. Please call James Faedtke at the Robert Crown Ice Complex 847-859-7824 for details.

Speedskating (All Ages) EVANSTON NORTHSHORE SPEED SKATING CLUB The Evanston Northshore Speed Skating Club provides coaching and direction to youth age 3 years and up and adults interested in improving their speed skating skills and/or wanting to compete in the sport. Through the club, competition for all ages and levels is available throughout the season at local skating facilities. Club members are part of the Amateur Skating Association of Illinois. The club meets year round at the Robert Crown Ice Complex. The drop-in fee is $20 per session. Speed skates are available for rental by club skaters. For details contact George Babicz at 847-877-9765.

Hockey EVANSTON YOUTH HOCKEY (EYHA) About Evanston Hockey Evanston Youth Hockey Association (EYHA) provides boys and girls in Evanston and neighboring communities the opportunity to learn to play hockey in a diverse program that is rooted in skills development, sportsmanship, outstanding coaching, leadership skills, strong character development and camaraderie. EYHA offers a house and travel program from Mites through High School levels.

Evanston Hockey House Program The Evanston Hockey house program serves players from Mites through Bantams who are interested in hockey, and typically want to play on weekends. The Evanston Hockey house program emphasizes skill development and fun. Mites have in-house games and practices while Squirts and above compete against other North Shore programs. Those interested in playing or coaching should contact Del Morris, Director of Evanston Hockey at 847-894-1521 or James Faedtke at 847-859-7824.

Evanston Hockey Travel Program Evanston Hockey administers the travel hockey program based at Robert Crown Center. Teams are offered from Mites through High School. Players have a more intense practice and playing schedule geared toward a higher level of competition. The Evanston Hockey travel program offers more ice time, professional coaching and a higher level of competition. The travel teams compete in the Northern Illinois Hockey League, play games throughout the Chicago area against other travel programs and attend tournaments in nearby states. Did you know? EYHA is a member of the NHL Diversity family. EYHA has been a leader in the area of diversity since the 1960s and it is an honor for the National Hockey League to grant them NHL Diversity affiliate status. For more information on Evanston Hockey, visit www.evanstonhockey.com or contact Del Morris.

PARENT-TOT HOCKEY This class is for the true beginner who has no prior experience, and would like to get into the world of hockey. Family members may accompany each child participant on the ice. This is strictly a skating class to get the children exposure to being on the ice. All equipment required for the class can be borrowed each week. Skate rentals are $2 per pair. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 3-5 yrs. Fee, Spring session: $64 R/$74 NR Fee, Summer session: $96 R/$106 NR Class # 312501A7 312501B7 312501C7 322505A7 322505B7

Dates April 2-May 21 April 3-May 22 April 7-May 26 June 3-Aug 19 June 4-Aug 20

Days Su M F Sa Su

Time 12:15-1pm 1:30-2:15pm 1:30-2:15pm 8:45-9:30am 12:15-1pm


MIGHTY MITES

HOCKEY 101

ADULT HOCKEY

The Mighty Mites Hockey Class is a class to help guide and prepare interested participants for entering EYHA’s House League or Jr Wildkits Program that are not of age. This is a Game & Skills based program intended to prepare participants for team play. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 3-6 yrs. Fee, Spring session: $72 R/$82 NR Fee, Summer session: $108 R/$118 NR

What is the difference between Hockey 101 and RC Edge Hockey? Simple! Hockey 101 is the beginning level of hockey skating and stick/puck control. This class is for participants that want to move toward team play in the future and is the pre-requisite for Hockey Skills. All equipment required for the class can be borrowed each week. Skate rentals are $2 per pair. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 5-12 yrs. Fee, Spring session: $72 R/$82 NR Fee, Summer session: $108 R/$118 NR

ADULT BEGINNER HOCKEY

Class # 312502A7 312502B7 322506A7 322506B7

Dates April 2-May 21 April 5-May 24 June 4-Aug 20 June 7-Aug 23

Days Su W Su W

Time 1:45-2:30pm 3:45-4:30pm 1:45-2:30pm 5:15-6pm

RC EDGE HOCKEY PROGRAM This hockey curriculum is designed to teach the fundamentals of hockey skating through Learn to Skate USA. In 4 badge levels, skaters will learn to maneuver faster and be more agile on the ice. Proper skating techniques are the primary focus and all elements with be taught without a stick or puck. Skaters will learn the necessary fundamentals to be successful in game situations. All students will begin at level I, and transfer up to levels II-IV as they complete their badges. Every student receives a RC Edge Hockey Jersey with their first registration to be able to attach completed badges to as well as becoming a member to Learn to Skate USA for 1 full calendar year. Hockey skates can be rented for $2 per pair. No class July 4. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 5-12 yrs. Fee, Spring session: $87 R/$97 NR Fee, Summer session: $123 R/$133 NR Class # 312503A7 312503B7 312503C7 312503D7 322507A7 322507B7 322507C7

Dates April 1-May 20 April 1-May 20 April 4-May 23 April 6-May 25 June 3-Aug 19 June 3-Aug 19 June 6-Aug 29

Days Sa Sa Tu Th Sa Sa Tu

Time 8:15-9am 11-11:45am 4:45-5:30pm 4:45-5:30pm 8-8:45am 11-11:45am 4:45-5:30pm

Class # 312504A7 312504B7 312504C7 322508A7 322508B7

Dates April 2-May 21 April 5-May 24 April 7-May 26 June 4-Aug 20 June 7-Aug 23

Days Su W F Su W

Time 1-1:45pm 4:30-5:15pm 4:45-5:30pm 1-1:45pm 4:30-5:15pm

This is an introduction class to skating & stick/puck handling. Participants should have some basic skating skills before the beginning of the class. A helmet/stick/elbow and knee pads are required for the class and are not available to borrow at the rink. Skate rentals are $2 per pair. Location: Robert Crown Community Age: 16 yrs. and up Fee, Spring session: $88 R/$98 NR Fee, Summer session: $132 R/$148 NR Class # 312506A7 312506B7 312506C7 322510A7 322510B7 322510C7

Dates April 2-May 21 April 5-May 24 April 7-May 26 June 4-Aug 20 June 7-Aug 23 June 9-Aug 25

Days Su W F Su W F

Time 9:15-10:15pm 9:45-10:45pm 9:15-10:15pm 9:15-10:15pm 9:45-10:45pm 9:45-10:45pm

HOCKEY SKILLS

ADULT DROP-IN HOCKEY

The skills of stick handling, shooting, and passing are taught in this class. Helmets with cages are required for this class which we do not have to borrow. All other equipment required for the class can be borrowed each week at no charge. Hockey skates can be rented for $2.00 per pair. Pre-requisite: Hockey 101 or previous hockey experience to be approved by staff. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 5-12 yrs. Fee, Spring session: $72 R/$82 NR Fee, Summer session: $108 R/$118 NR

If you are looking for good games and great competition come and check out our weekday sessions. Full equipment is required. No checking is allowed. Location: Robert Crown Center’s main rink Age: 18 yrs. and up Drop-in fee: $10; ten-use punch passes are $75

Class # 312505A7 312505B7 312505C7 322509A7 322509B7

Dates April 2-May 21 April 5-May 24 April 7-May 26 June 4-Aug 20 June 7-Aug 23

Days Su W F Su W

Dates Mar 1-May 31 June 1-Aug 31

Days Time M-F 1-2:30pm W 10-11:30pm Su 9:10-10:40pm

Time 2:30-3:15pm 5:15-6pm 5:30-6:15pm 2:30-3:15pm 6-6:45pm

YOUTH DROP-IN HOCKEY These sessions are set up for hockey students and players to be able to work on whatever skating skills or stick/puck handling skills they need to work on in an open forum. There will be coaches available to help and supervise the session. There will be a cap of 20 allowed on the rink per session. Full gear is required. Location: Robert Crown Center’s studio rink Age: 6-14 yrs. Drop-in fee: $7; ten-use punch passes are $50 Dates Mar 1-Aug 31 Mar 1-May31 June 1-Aug 31

Days Time M 6-6:45pm W 6-6:45pm Sa, Su 6-6:45pm

To register, call 847-448-4311 or visit cityofevanston.org 17


Athletics Class Fees and Information Fees Spring, Summer:

Parent/Tot (per couple): $130 R/$140 NR, $115 R/$125 NR Snowplow Sam 1–4: $105 R/$115 NR, $90 R/$100 NR Basic 1–8: $140 R/$150 NR, $125 R/$135 NR Free Skate 1–6: $140 R/$150 NR, $140 R/$ 150 NR Adult 1–6: $140 R/$150 NR, $125 R/$135 NR Adult Free Skate 1–3: $140 R/$150 NR, $140 R/$150 NR Note: class minimum is 6 skaters. No refunds are given after the second class meeting.

Non-meeting Dates Skating classes will not meet on May 4–7 and on July 4, 2017

Need to rent skates during class? Figure skates are available in sizes child 7 through adult 13. The fee is $3 per class.

Progression and Testing Knowing each child learns at their own pace and a set week for testing might be different for each child, Robert Crown Skating Program has moved to a more progressive structure. Each child’s progress will be monitored weekly. An instructor will be available to perform an evaluation the week after the child shows they are ready. The skater will move to the next level in sequence the following week after passing the evaluation. Badges are available for purchase at the front desk for a $2 fee.

Which class is right for me or my child? Parent/Tot Intro to Skating (Age 3–5) Parent/Tot Skating is a class for parents who wish to skate with their children. Snowplow Sam (Age 4–5) Snowplow Sam is designed to help skaters develop preliminary coordination and strength to maneuver on the ice.

Learn to Skate USA Membership Robert Crown Community Center’s skating program follows the curriculum of Learn to Skate USA, which is fully supported by U.S. Figure Skating, USA Hockey, US Speedskating and Special Olympics. LTS USA requires a yearly membership fee of $15 per child which is valid July1–June 30 annually. Payment for your membership will be required when you register for your first skating class starting with the Summer 2017 class registration. Fees are not pro-rated regardless of when registering for your first skating class. Skating programs that will require membership include all programs listed under Skating Classes and RC Edge Hockey. To learn more about the benefits of LTS USA visit learntoskateusa.com. Fee assistance is not available for the LTS USA membership. 18 Evanston life Spring/Summer 2017

Skating Classes Figure skating lessons are held at Robert Crown Center, 1701 Main St. Classes meet for 10 weeks. For more information, please call 847-448-8258

Parent/Tot Intro Ice Skating Dates Mar 25-June 3 June 10-Aug 12

Days Sa Sa

Time 12:45-1:30pm Noon-12:45pm

Days Tu Th Sa Sa Th Sa

Time 4:30-5pm 5:30-6pm 9:45-10:15am 10:15-10:45am 5:30-6pm 9:45-10:15am

Days Tu Th Sa Sa Th Sa

Time 4:30-5pm 5:30-6pm 9:45-10:15am 10:15-10:45am 5:30-6pm 9:45-10:15am

Days Tu Th Sa Sa Th Sa

Time 4:30-5pm 5:30-6pm 9:45-10:15am 10:15-10:45am 5:30-6pm 10:15-10:45am

Days Tu Th Sa Sa Th Sa

Time 4:30-5pm 5:30-6pm 9:45-10:15am 10:15-10:45am 5:30-6pm 10:15-10:45am

Snowplow Sam 1 Class # 312522A7 312522B7 312522C7 312522D7 322512A7 322512B7

Dates Mar 21-May 30 Mar 23-June 1 Mar 25-June 3 Mar 25-June 3 June 8-Aug 10 June 10-Aug 12

Snowplow Sam 2 Class # 312523A7 312523B7 312523C7 312523D7 322513A7 322513B7

Dates Mar 21-May 30 Mar 23-June 1 Mar 25-June 3 Mar 25-June 3 June 8-Aug 10 June 10-Aug 12

Snowplow Sam 3 Class # 312524A7 312524B7 312524C7 312524D7 322514A7 322514B7

Dates Mar 21-May 30 Mar 23-June 1 Mar 25-June 3 Mar 25-June 3 June 8-Aug 10 June 10-Aug 12

Snowplow Sam 4 Class # 312525A7 312525B7 312525C7 312525D7 322515A7 322515B7

Dates Mar 21-May 30 Mar 23-June 1 Mar 25-June 3 Mar 25-June 3 June 8-Aug 10 June 10-Aug 12

LEARN TO SKATE (AGE 6–17) Basic 1 Skating Class # 312526A7 312526B7 312526C7 312526D7 322516A7 322516B7

Dates Mar 21-May 30 Mar 23-June 1 Mar 25-June 3 Mar 25-June 3 June 8-Aug 15 June 10-Aug 12

Days Tu Th Sa Sa Tu Sa

Class # 312527A7 312527B7 312527C7 312527D7 322517A7 322517B7

Dates Mar 21-May 30 Mar 23-June 1 Mar 25-June 3 Mar 25-June 3 June 6-Aug 15 June 10-Aug 12

Days Tu Th Sa Sa Tu Sa

Time 5-5:45pm 4:45-5:30pm 8:15-9am 11-11:45am 5-5:45pm 11-11:45am

Days Tu Th Sa Sa Tu Sa

Time 5-5:45pm 4:45-5:30pm 9-9:45am 11-11:45am 5-5:45pm 11-11:45am

Days Tu Th Sa Sa Tu Sa

Time 5-5:45pm 4:45-5:30pm 9-9:45am 11-11:45am 5-5:45pm 11-11:45pm

Days Tu Th Sa Sa

Time 5-5:45pm 4:45-5:30pm 10-10:45am 10-10:45am

Days Tu Th Sa Sa

Time 5- 5:45pm 4:45-5:30pm 10-10:45am 10-10:45am

Basic 3 Skating

LEARN TO SKATE (AGE 3–5) Class # 312521A7 322511A7

Basic 2 Skating

Time 5-5:45pm 4:45-5:30pm 8:15-9am 11-11:45am 5-5:45pm 11-11:45am

Class # 312528A7 312528B7 312528C7 312528D7 322518A7 322518B7

Dates Mar 21-May 30 Mar 23-June 1 Mar 25-June 3 Mar 25-June 3 June 6-Aug 15 June 10-Aug 12

Basic 4 Skating Class # 312529A7 312529B7 312529C7 312529D7 322519A7 322519B7

Dates Mar 21-May 30 Mar 23-June 1 Mar 25-June 3 Mar 25-June 3 June 6-Aug 15 June 10-Aug 12

Basic 5 Skating Class # 312530A7 312530B7 312530C7 322520A7

Dates Mar 21-May 30 Mar 23-June 1 Mar 25-June 3 June 10-Aug 12

Basic 6 Skating Class # 312531A7 312531B7 312531C7 322521A7

Dates Mar 21-May 30 Mar 23-June 1 Mar 25-June 3 June 10-Aug 12

Basic 7 & 8 Skating/Pre-Freeskate Class # 312532A7 312532B7 312532C7 322522A7

Dates Mar 21-May 30 Mar 23-June 1 Mar 25-June 3 June 10-Aug 12

Days Tu Th Sa Sa

Time 5-5:45pm 4:45-5:30pm 10-10:45am 10-10:45am

ADVANCED CLASSES (AGE 6-17) Free Skate 1 Class # 313554A7 313554B7 322525A7

Dates Mar 21-May 30 Mar 25-June 3 June 10-Aug 12

Days Tu Sa Sa

Time 5:45-7pm 10-10:45am 10-10:45am

Days Tu Sa Sa

Time 5:45-7pm 10-10:45am 10-10:45am

Days Tu Sa Sa

Time 5:45-7pm 10-10:45am 10-10:45am

Free Skate 2 Class # 313555A7 313555B7 322526A7

Dates Mar 21-May 30 Mar 25-June 3 June 10-Aug 12

Free Skate 3 Class # 313556A7 313556B7 322527A7

Dates Mar 21-May 30 Mar 25-June 3 June 10-Aug 12


Free Skate 4 Class # 313557A7 313557B7 322528A7

Dates Mar 21-May 30 Mar 25-June 3 June 10-Aug 12

Days Tu Sa Sa

Time 5:45-7pm 9:15-10am 9:15-10am

Days Tu Sa Sa

Time 5:45-7pm 9:15-10am 9:15-10am

Days Tu Sa Sa

Time 5:45-7pm 9:15-10am 9:15-10am

Free Skate 5 Class # 313558A7 313558B7 322529A7

Dates Mar 21-May 30 Mar 25-June 3 June 10-Aug 12

Free Skate 6 Class # 313559A7 313559B7 322530A7

Dates Mar 21-May 30 Mar 25-June 3 June 10-Aug 12

Free Skate Gold Series 7+ Class # 313560A7 313560B7 322531A7

Dates Mar 21-May 30 Mar 25-June 3 June 10-Aug 12

Days Tu Sa Sa

Time 5:45-7pm 9:15-10am 9:15-10am

ADULT CLASSES (AGE 18 YRS. AND UP) Adult 1 Skating Class # 313547A7 313547B7 323503A7

Dates Mar 22-May 10 Mar 25-June 3 June 7-Aug 9

Days W Sa W

Time 7-7:45pm Noon-12:45pm 7-7:45pm

Days W Sa W

Time 7-7:45pm Noon-12:45pm 7-7:45pm

Days W Sa W

Time 7-7:45pm Noon-12:45pm 7-7:45pm

Days W Sa W

Time 7:45-8:30pm Noon-12:45pm 7:45pm-8:30pm

Adult 2 Skating Class # 313548A7 313548B7 323504A7

Dates Mar 22-May 10 Mar 25-June 3 June 7-Aug 9

Adult 3 Skating Class # 313549A7 313549B7 323505A7

Dates Mar 22-May 10 Mar 25-June 3 Jun 70-Aug 9

Adult 4 Skating Class # 313550A7 313550B7 323506A7

Dates Mar 22-May 10 Mar 25-June 3 Jun 7-Aug 9

Adult 5 Skating Class # 313551A7 313551B7 323507A7

Dates Mar 22-May 10 Mar 25-June 3 Jun 7-Aug 9

Days W Sa W

Time 7:45-8:30pm Noon-12:45pm 7:45-8:30pm

Days W Sa W

Time 7:45-8:30pm Noon-12:45pm 7:45-8:30pm

Days W

Time 8:30-9:30pm

SPECIALIZED ADVANCED ON-ICE CLASSES (AGE 6-17)

SPECIALIZED OFF-ICE CLASSES

Power Skills

Core Conditioning

Power Skills is a fusion of dance, flow, moves, and movement created to enhance the quality of skating and bodyline. Fee: $140 R/$150 NR

Fee: $90 R/$100 NR Class # 313572A7

Class # Dates 313564A7 Mar 25-June 3 322541A7 June 10-Aug 12

Fee: $90 R/$100 NR

Days Sa Sa

Time 8-9am 8-9am

Days Su Su

Time 7:10-8:10pm 7:10-8:10pm

Ice Dancing Fee: $125 R/$135 NR Class # Dates 313565A7 Mar 26-June 4 322537A7 June 11-Aug 13

Axel and Double Jump Workshop Fee: $140 R/$150 NR Class # Dates 313573A7 Mar 23-June 1

Days Th

Time 4:45-5:45pm

Saturday Package Low FS1-FS4

(AGE 6-17)

Dates Mar 21-May 30

Days Tu

Time 5-5:45pm

Days M F

Time 6-7pm 6-7pm

Ballet for Skating Class # 313576A7 313576B7

Dates Mar 20-May 22 Mar 24-June 2

Accelerated Training Program Second Class Discount If the same person takes more than one class a week the second class is 50% off. The discount is taken off the lower price class. Discount does not apply to off-ice classes. You must register at the Robert Crown Center office to get this discount.

Fee: $180 R/$190 NR Class # Dates 313574A7 Mar 25-June 3 322535A7 June 10-Aug 12

Days Sa Sa

Time 8-11am 8-11am

Saturday Package Int. FS5-SF8 Fee: $200 R/$210 NR Class # Dates 313575A7 Mar 25-June 3 322536A7 June 10-Aug 12

Days Sa Sa

Time 8-11am 8-11am

Saturday Package High Fee: $240 R/$250 NR Class # Dates 313575B7 Mar 25-June 3 322536B7 June 10-Aug 12

Days Sa Sa

Time 8am-12:45pm 8am-12:45pm

Days Th

Time 4-6pm

Showcase Team Fee: $200 R/$210 NR Class # Dates 322551A7 June 8-Aug 10

Adult Moves in the Field Fee: $140 R/$150 NR Class # Dates 323509A7 June 5-Aug 7

Days M

Time 8-9pm

Adult 6 Skating Class # 313552A7 313552B7 323508A7

Dates Mar 22-May 10 Mar 25-June 3 June 7-Aug 9

Adult Free Skate 1–3 Class # 313568A7

Dates Mar 22-May 10

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Athletics Yoga FIRESIDE YOGA Come join us at the most unique and relaxing setting for yoga in Evanston. Our fireside yoga program is held in front of the large fireplace inside the Evanston Ecology Center. Yoga strengthens your mind, body and spirit. Please bring your own yoga mat. Location: Ecology Center Age: 16 yrs. and up Fee: $48 R/$60 NR Length: 8 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 113107A7 April 5-May 24 W 6-7pm 113107B7 April 5-May 24 W 7:15-8:15pm

LIGHTHOUSE BEACH YOGA Come join us for yoga at Lighthouse Beach. We will be offering different levels of instruction to match your yoga needs. Please bring your own yoga towel or beach mat. Location: Lighthouse Beach Age: 16 yrs. up Fee: $48 R/$60 NR Length: 8 sessions Class # Dates 122138A7 June 14-Aug 2 122138B7 June 14-Aug 2

Days Time W 6-7pm W 7:15-8:15pm

PILATES/YOGA FUSION This class blends the best of both disciplines to provide participants with a strong core, flexibility and overall strength. Instructor: Amanda Hart Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 18 yrs. and up Fee: $60 Levy member/$75 nonmember Length: 10 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 513305A7 Mar 25-May 27 Sa 10:30-11:30am 523323A7 June 10-Aug 12 Sa 10:30-11:30am

BEGINNING YOGA This is a sampler class of over 60 yoga poses. You will experience relaxation and meditation techniques, along with strengthening and flexibility poses in a non-competitive atmosphere. Please wear loose clothing and avoid food for two hours before sessions. Instructor: Emily Williams-Guthrie Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 12 yrs. and up Fee: $64 Res Levy Member/$79 nonmember Length: 8 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 513310A7 Mar 23-May 11 Th 6:30-8pm 523301A7 June 8-July 27 Th 6:30-8pm

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CONTINUING YOGA

LITTLE DRAGONS

This class is recommended for those who have prior experience and are able to sustain a higher level of effort. Relax in a non-competitive atmosphere while practicing activities leading to flexibility, strength and balance and meditation techniques. Instructor: Emily Williams-Guthrie Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 12 yrs. and up Fee: $64 Res Levy Member/$79 nonmember Length: 8 sessions

This program will enhance development in a fun and motivating environment. Your child will learn how to work with others and follow directions from their instructors through positive social interaction. Little Dragons develop a more confident and enthusiastic outlook, which provides a strong foundation for the school years ahead. For program information please contact Fonseca Martial Arts at 847-866-0200 or email info@fonsecamartialarts. Age: 4-6 yrs. Fee, Spring session: $112 R/$132 NR Fee, Summer session: $140 R/$160 NR

Class # Dates 513311A7 Mar 20-May 8 523302A7 June 5-July 24

Days Time M 6-7:30pm M 6-7:30pm

YOGA TO HEAL Integrate the healing power of yoga into your strategy to get well and stay cancer-free. Use breath, guided imagery and movement to increase your health, improve range of movement, strength and energy. Reduce treatment symptoms and pain and minimize distracting or unproductive thoughts. The class is designed to support those at any phase of treatment or beyond who are able to function in a group setting. Instructor: Shauna Babcock ERYT-200 Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 18 yrs. and up Fee: $60 Levy member/$75 nonmember Length: 10 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 513315A7 Mar 25-May 27 Sa 9:15-10:30am 523325A7 June 10-Aug 12 Sa 9:15-10:30am

Martial Arts ALL AGES KARATE Karate training helps build cardiovascular fitness, speed, strength, flexibility, body awareness, control, and precision in movement. It also strengthens inner well-being and self-esteem. Program info at Fonseca Martial Arts 847-866-0200 Age: 7 yrs. and up Fee, Spring session: $142 R/$162 NR Fee, Summer session: $178 R/$198 NR Location: Robert Crown Center Class # Dates Days Time 212806A7 April 1-May 20 Sa 11:15am-Noon 222810A7 June 10-Aug 12 Sa 11:15am-Noon Location: Chandler-Newberger Center 212807A7 April 3-May 22 M 5:15-6pm 222811A7 June 12-Aug 14 M 5:15-6pm

Location: Robert Crown Center Class # Dates Days Time 212803A7 April 1-May 20 Sa 10-10:30am 212803B7 April 1-May 20 Sa 10:35-11:05am 222808A7 June 10-Aug 12 Sa 10-10:30am 222808B7 June 10-Aug 12 Sa 10:35-11:05am Location: Chandler-Newberger Center 212804A7 April 3-May 22 M 4-4:30pm 212804B7 April 3-May 22 M 4:35-5:05pm 222809A7 June 12-Aug 14 M 4-4:30pm 222809B7 June 12-Aug 14 M 4:35-5:05pm

Level I II I II I II I II

TAEKWON-DO Grandmaster Connelly is Evanston’s most experienced Taekwon-do martial arts professional. The Grandmaster’s classes are fun, safe, ageappropriate and a rewarding experience on many levels. For over 25 years, his Levy Center programs have had success in teaching and motivating kids to keep growing stronger in body, mind, and spiritto become Black Belt Leaders. Classes are available for beginning, intermediate and advanced students. For program questions (not registration), please contact Grandmaster Connelly at 847-568-0912 or visit www.Connellysacademy.com. Instructor: Grandmaster Connelly

Tiger Cubs Designed to be engaging and fun, this class will bring out the best in your child. Students develop focus, agility and strength in this safe, non-competitive, and non-combative class. The traditional values of Taekwon-do are coupled with modern, age-appropriate games and activities. Grandmaster Connelly is Evanston’s most experienced martial arts professional. His classes are inclusive and fun for all kids. Location: Levy Center Age: 4-7 yrs. Fee: $120 R/$135 NR Length: 10 sessions Class # 512304A7 512304B7 522301A7 522301B7

Dates Mar 20-May 22 Mar 22-May 24 June 5-Aug 7 June 7-Aug 9

Days M W M W

Time 5:15-6pm 5:15-6pm 5:15-6pm 5:15-6pm


Young Tigers This is a fun and exciting, non-competitive class in which your child will progress in the martial arts, develop leadership skills and challenge themselves to be their personal best. Building competence and confidence, your child will grow stronger in mind body and spirit. Location: Levy Center Age: 7 yrs. and up Fee: $120/$135 NR Length: 10 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 512305A7 Mar 20-May 22 M 6-7pm 522302A7 June 5-Aug 7 M 6-7pm

Advanced Teens and Adults This class is designed to provide a challenging training opportunity to teens and adults who are ranked at Black Stripe or higher. Location: Levy Center Age: Teen and Adult Fee: $150 R/$165 NR Length: 10 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 513302A7 Mar 20-May 22 M 7-8:30pm 523311A7 June 5-Aug 7 M 7-8:30pm

Intermediate Youth This class is designed to provide an encouraging and challenging training opportunity for youth who are ranked at Green through Blue Belt. This class emphasizes leadership as well as the patterns and techniques specific to the students’ needs. Location: Levy Center Age: Green belt and up Fee: $120 R/$135 NR Length: 10 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 512306A7 Mar 22-May 24 W 6-7pm 522303A7 June 7-Aug 9 W 6-7pm

Advanced Youth The class challenges youth students ranked at Red Stripe and higher to take their training to the next level. Emphasizing rank appropriate patterns, techniques and leadership, students will be prepared for advancement, both physically and mentally. Location: Levy Center Age: Advanced Youth Fee: $150 R/$165 NR Length: 10 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 512307A7 Mar 22-May 24 W 7-8:30pm 522304A7 June 7-Aug 9 W 7-8:30pm

KARATE

TAI CHI LEVEL 3

Join Senssei Thomas Sexton who will be teaching traditional martial arts from basic to advanced skill. Location: Fleetwood-Jourdain Center Age: 7-13 yrs. Fee, Spring session: $70 R/$75 NR Fee, Summer session: $65 R/$75 Length: 10 sessions

A continuation of the tai chi form begun and developed in levels 1 and 2. Previous class experience required for level 3. Location: varies Age: 16 yrs. and up Fee, Spring session: $64 R/$74 NR Fee, Summer session: $80 R/$90 NR

Class # 412105A7 412105B7 422805A7 422805B7

Class # Dates Days 213804A7 April 6-May 25 Th 223304A7 June 8-Aug 10 Th

Dates Mar 11-May 20 Mar 11-May 20 June 10-Aug 12 June 10-Aug 12

Days Sa Sa Sa Sa

Time 10am-Noon 11am-Noon 10:30-11:30am 11:30am-12:30pm

TAI CHI FUNDAMENTALS

BOXING AND SELF DEFENSE Join us for a comprehensive boxing program that teaches both young men and women the fundamentals of the sport of boxing. Students will learn the self-defense and competitive techniques of one of the oldest and most effective martial arts in the world. Our students will learn self-discipline and build confidence all while in a fun and ego free environment. The instructor is Josh Mensch Location: Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center Age: 9-13 yrs. Fee: $100 R/$120 NR Length: 10 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 012301A7 Mar 21-May 23 Tu 4:30-5:30pm 022301A7 June 6-Aug 8 Tu 4:30-5:30pm

Learn a basic Tai Chi form as well as a number of techniques designed to energize the body, reduce and manage stress and improve balance and flexibility. Regular practice of this system of gentle movements can facilitate harmonious energy flow throughout the body enhancing your physical and emotional well-being. Instructor: Francesca Segal Location: Levy Center Age: 18 yrs. and up Fee: $70 Levy Member/$85 nonmember Length: 10 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 513328A7 Mar 26-May 28 Su 1-2:30pm 523315A7 June 11-Aug 13 Su 1-2:30pm

TAI CHI

Tai Chi TAI CHI LEVELS 1 AND 2 Tai Chi Chuan is an ancient Chinese form of exercise known for its slow, circular hand motions and its strong dance-like foot movements. The ability to concentrate and move in sequence is the key to success. Age: 16 yrs. and up Fee, Spring session: $64 R/$74 NR Fee, Summer session: $80 R/$90 NR Location: Robert Crown Center Class # Dates Days Time 213803A7 April 4-May 23 Tu 9-10am 213803B7 April 6-May 25 Th 11am-Noon Location: Gibbs-Morrison Center 223303A7 June 6-Aug 15 Tu 9-10am 223303B7 June 8-Aug 10 Th 11am-Noon

Time Location 10-11am Crown 10-11am Gibbs

This relaxing, gentle, flowing exercise coordinates movement, breath and mind. Tai Chi benefits people of all physical abilities. You’ll increase your flexibility, coordination, balance and circulation. Previous class experience required for Intermediate level. No class July 4. Instructor: Norm Zuefle Location: Burnham Shores Park and Levy Center Age: 18 yrs. and up Fee, Spring Session: $80 Levy Member/$95 nonmember Fee, Summer session: $44 Levy Member/$59 nonmember

Beginning Level Class # Dates Days Time Location 513317A7 Mar 21-May 25 Tu, Th 8:15-9:15am Levy 523309A7 June 20-July 27 Tu, Th 8:15-9:15am Lakefront

Intermediate Level Class # Dates Days Time 513320A7 Mar 21-May 25 Tu, Th 7-8:15am 523310A7 June 20-July 27 Tu, Th 7-8:15am

Location Levy Lakefront

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Athletics Teen and Adult Fitness FREE FITNESS WEEK The Levy Center will be holding a FREE! week of fitness classes throughout the year. This is your opportunity to find the fitness class that is right for you without any obligations. All classes will start their new session the following week, so you will be able to register for that great new class you just discovered. A schedule of classes will be available at the Levy Center. Free Week: Tuesday, May 30th- Sunday, June 4th

ZUMBA Zumba® is a fusion of Latin and International music with dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system. Routines feature aerobic/ fitness interval training, resistance training and a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Easy-to-follow dance steps and body-sculpting movements maximize caloric output, fat burning and total body toning. No class July 4. Instructor: Denise Rosenfeld Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 18 yrs. and up Fee, Spring session: $70 R/$85 NR Fee, Summer session: $63 R/$78 NR Class # Dates Days Time 513306A7 Mar 21-May 23 Tu 7:30-8:30pm 523307A7 June 6-Aug 8 Tu 7:30-8:30pm

TUMMY AND TUSH If you have been trying to slim down these problem areas, then this is the class for you. These great exercise routines concentrate on strengthening and firming up your abdominal and gluteus muscles. No class July 4. Instructor: Denise Rosenfeld/Lilian Dircio Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 18 yrs. and up Fee, Spring session: $90 R/$105 NR Fee, Summer session: $86 R/$101 NR

NIA Nia is a sensory-based dance/movement practice that gets your heart pumping, body moving and energy flowing in a way that leads to health, wellness, and fitness. This expressive, creative experience uses fantastic World music with easyto-follow dance steps that can be adapted to accommodate individual needs and abilities. Instructor: Myrna Weinman Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 18 yrs. and up Fee: $60 R/$75 NR Length: 10 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 513329A7 Mar 22-May 24 W 6-7pm 523316A7 June 7-Aug 9 W 6-7pm

SWEAXY DANCE FITNESS Dance fitness is a Latin-inspired cardio-dance workout that uses music and choreographed steps to form a fitness party atmosphere. While many of the types of dance and music featured in the program are Latin American inspired, classes can also contain everything from jazz to African beats to country to hip-hop and pop. Instructor: Marcie Bey Location: Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center Age: 16 yrs. and up Fee: $100 R/$120 NR Length: 10 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 013301A7 Mar 23-May 25 Th 6-7pm 023301A7 June 8-Aug 17 Th 6-7pm

GUT AND BUTT Introducing a program to blast your two biggest problem areas. Have you always wanted a flatter stomach? A firmer butt? Well get ready. Bringing you the most effective exercises to tone and tighten your midsection and backside. Instructor: Marcie Bey Location: Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center Age: 16 yrs. and up Fee: $100 R/$120 NR Length: 10 sessions

Class # Dates Days Time 513322A7 Mar 21-May 25 Tu, Th 5:30-6:15pm 523313A7 June 6-Aug 10 Tu, Th 5:30-6:15pm

Class # Dates Days Time 013302A7 Mar 24-May 26 F 5:30-6:30pm 023302A7 June 9-Aug 18 F 5:30-6:30pm

LOW IMPACT AEROBICS

YOGA STRETCH

Spend 30 minutes doing good-time, low-impact aerobics and 30 minutes on strength exercises and stretching. This complete workout is over before you know it. No class July4. Instructor: Denise Rosenfeld/Lilian Dircio Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 18 yrs. and up Fee, Spring session: $90 R/$105 NR Fee, Summer session: $86 R/$101 NR Class # Dates Days Time 513323A7 Mar 21-May 25 Tu, Th 6:30-7:30pm 523314A7 June 6-Aug 10 Tu, Th 6:30-7:30pm

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This beginner’s yoga class is great for people who are just starting out with yoga, seniors, or anyone who is looking for a gentle stretch class. It moves through a series of poses that stretch mainly the upper body-the spine, shoulders, neck and back Instructor: Marcie Bey Location: Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center Age: 16 yrs. and up Fee: $100 R/$120 NR Length: 10 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 013303A7 Mar 24-May 26 F 6:30-7:30pm 023303A7 June 9-Aug 18 F 6:30-7:30pm

Fitness Rooms FITNESS ROOM AT LEVY CENTER (AGES 18 YRS. AND UP)

Improve your stamina, balance and shape when you make a commitment to staying active. It’s easy when you join our Fitness Room with its top-quality equipment and light, bright, cheerful atmosphere. Operating hours are subject to change on holidays; the dates the Levy Center will be closed are posted one week in advance. Location: Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave Fees: Yearly/Monthly Levy Center member: $115 Y/$10 M Non-member resident: $300 Y/$26 M Non-member non-resident: $350 Y/$32 M Daily Fee, all adults: $5 Days Age M-F 18-54 M-F 55+ Sa-Su all ages

Time 7-9am, 5-9pm 7am-9pm 9am-3pm

FITNESS ROOM AT FLEETWOODJOURDAIN CENTER (AGES 18 YRS. AND UP) Get your heart rate pumping and join our FleetwoodJourdain Fitness Center. Our Bright fitness room provides you with what you need to benefit your workout needs that include treadmills, elliptical, stationary machines and weights. We offer a yearly membership option that is $100 at sign up which gives you access to our fitness center for 12 months. If you’d just like to come and give our fitness room a try we also offer a daily drop in fee of $8. Location: Fleetwood-Jourdain Center Age: 18 yrs. and up Daily fee: $8 Dates Day Time Ongoing M-F 6am-8:30pm Sa 9am-4pm

Personal Training PERSONAL TRAINING AT THE LEVY CENTER (AGES 18 AND UP) Take the road to a healthier tomorrow and find a personal trainer at the Levy Center who is right for you. You don’t have to be a Levy Center member or a Fitness Room member to purchase a personal training package; the only requirement is that you’re age 18 years or up. Choose between 5 or 10 sessions in either 30 or 60 minute lengths. To receive the discount, you must pre-purchase a package (i.e., no discount if you buy sessions one at a time) and must use the same trainer for all sessions. Personal training passes expire 6 months from the date of issue. Sign up today at the Levy Center’s office and you’ll be on the road to a healthier tomorrow. 847-448-8250. Fee, 30-minute sessions: 1 session, $30; 5-session package, $135; 10-session package, $270 Fee, 60-minute sessions: 1 session, $43; 5-session package, $194; 10-session package, $387.


Ecology Parent & Child Classes TERRARIUMS Create your own terrarium using mason jars, soil and plants! Exploring the water cycle through a closed terrarium teaches your child about the various cycles in nature that create a livable and efficient natural world. Fee includes soil, plants and container. Pre-registration is required. Location: Evanston Ecology Center Age: 7 yrs. and up Fee: $16 R/$20 NR Length: 1 session Class # Dates 112106A7 Mar 18

Days Time Sa 10-11:30am

SQUIRREL TALES Join Sara Squirrel for story time each month as she reads different books aloud about her forest friends. Stories will be read in front of the fireplace and followed by a craft and a nature walk. Each month Sara will have a different theme and a different book so make sure you come to all! Pre-registration is recommended. Drop-ins welcome until class is full. Location: Evanston Ecology Center Age: 2-5 yrs. Fee: $5 R/$7 NR Length: 1 session Class # 112112A7 112112B7 112112C7

Dates Mar 10 April 14 May 12

Days F F F

Time 10:30-11:30am 10:30-11:30am 10:30-11:30am

NATURE PALS Learn about the wonders of the season through stories, songs, nature activities and walks in the Ladd Arboretum. Children will enjoy experiencing nature and learn basic skills such as numbers, letters, colors and more as they are accompanied by an adult. Child must be age 2 years by the first class. Dress for the weather; we plan to venture outside each class. Pre-registration required. Location: Evanston Ecology Center Age: 2 yrs. Fee: $96 R/$120 NR Length: 8 sessions Class # Dates 112137A7 April 5-May 24

Days W

Time 10-11am

TINY TREKKERS How do plants and animals transform in the spring? You and your preschooler can unlock the mysteries together during a 6-week series. Classes include crafts, stories, songs and snacks. Dress for the weather, as each class has an outdoor adventure. Child must be age 3 years by the first class. Preregistration required. Location: Evanston Ecology Center Age: 3-5 yrs. Fee: $96 R/$120 NR Length: 6 sessions

Scout Programs BOY AND GIRL SCOUT PROGRAMS AT THE ECOLOGY CENTER

AFTER-SCHOOL ANIMALS

Located within the Ladd Arboretum and housing a variety of resident live animals, the Evanston Ecology Center is an ideal place for your Girl Scout or Cub Scout troop to explore! Our educational and interactive programs will engage your troop and meet most or all of the badge requirements. In addition to the topics listed below, the Ecology Center will work with you to meet your troops’ unique needs. Girl Scouts: Clover Petal (Daisy), Rosie Petal (Daisy) Senses (Daisy-Brownie), Bugs (Daisy-Brownie), Letterboxer (Brownie), Geocacher (Junior-Cadette)

Get connected to some of the Ecology Center’s resident critters. Participants will discover fun facts and get up close to a different animal each week. It’s the perfect afterschool opportunity for the animal lovers in your family. Pre-registration required. Location: Evanston Ecology Center Age: 5-10 yrs. Fee: $5 R/$7 NR Length: 1 session

Cub Scouts: Backyard Jungle (Tiger), Tigers in the Wild (Tiger), Paws on the Path (Wolf), Air of the Wolf (Wolf), Fur, Feathers and Ferns (Bear), Weeblo Walkabout (Weeblo), Into the Woods (Weeblo. Programs vary in length depending on requirements and reservations are required 2 weeks in advance. Please call for availability. Cost is $6 R/$8 NR per scout with a 10-scout minimum.

Class # Dates 112139A7 April 6-May 11

Class # 112161A7 112161B7 112161C7

Dates Mar 7 Mar 14 Mar 21

Days Tu Tu Tu

Days Th

Time 10-11:30am

Time 4-5pm 4-5pm 4-5pm

BOY SCOUT MERIT BADGE

LUNCH AND LEARN Join the critters of the Ecology Center for a picnic lunch in the Ladd Arboretum. We will learn about what our animals like to eat for lunch and how they avoid being lunch. Please bring your own nut free lunch. Location: Evanston Ecology Center Age: 2-5 yrs. Fee: $5 R/$7 NR Length: 1 session Class # 122131A7 122131B7 122131C7

Dates June 21 July 19 Aug 23

Days W W W

Time 11:30am-12:30pm 11:30am-12:30pm 11:30am-12:30pm

We will help you on your path to Eagle. We offer a mix of required and elective badges each season. Books and supplies will be provided. Participants must obtain their blue cards before coming to the class. Location: Evanston Ecology Center Age: 11-18 yrs. Fee: $30 R/$38 NR Length: 2 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 112114A7 Mar 13-20 M 4:30-6:30pm 112114B7 April 10-17 M 4:30-6:30pm 112114C7 May 8-15 M 4:30-6:30pm

Badge Citizenship in the Nation Enviromental Science Forestry

Open House ECOLOGY OPEN HOUSE Join us every Friday from June 16–August 25, 2017 from 9–11am for self-guided free play and exploration of the Ecology Center in our new classroom. Our animal classroom is the perfect meeting location for your next play date or day out. Visit our critters, peruse our nature stories and get hands on with our natural play materials.

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Ecology Ecology Classes SMALL FRY SCIENCE Discover the wonder of science through hands-on activities and games in this drop off program. This session we will learn about endangered species from around the world. Each session we will discuss a variety of our favorite animals and what we can do to help them. Complete all three sessions and earn the Endangered Species Badge. Location: Evanston Ecology Center Age: 5-7 yrs. Fee: $12 R/$15 NR Length: 1 session Class # 112138A7 112138B7 112138C7

Date Mar 9 April 13 May 11

Day Th Th Th

Time 4-5:30pm 4-5:30pm 4-5:30pm

Theme Mammals Reptiles Birds

ECO CENTER SITTERS Parents! Need a night on the town? Short on a sitter? Let the Ecology Center staff give your kids a fun-filled Friday night. A night of nature-themed activities will include a snack, games, animal encounters and more. Enjoy dinner at home and then come join us at the Ecology Center. Pre-registration is required; no drop-ins. Late fees for pick-up will apply. Age: 5-10 yrs. Fee: $25 R/$32 NR Length: 1 session Class # 112156A7 112156B7 112156C7 123102A7

Dates Mar 17 April 7 May 20 June 17

Days F F Sa Sa

Time 6-9pm 6-9pm 7-10pm 6-9pm

Location Ecology Center Ecology Center Levy Center Ecology Center

NATURE ARTISTS Let’s find inspiration in the natural world, and use natural materials to make works of art. Drop your child off with us and we will help let their creativity shine by joining us for arts and crafts using leaves, sticks, rocks, and much more. Location: Evanston Ecology Center Age: 7-12 yrs. Fee: $12 R/$15 NR Length: 1 session Class # Dates Days Time 122137A7 July 15 Sa 9:30-11:30am

SEED STARTING

INDOOR PLANTS

Join us to get seeds started indoors before the garden season. Participants will learn methods to keeping their seedlings healthy until they are ready to be planted outdoors. Participants will test their skills with seeds to bring home. Location: Evanston Ecology Center Age: 10 yrs. and up Fee: $12 R/$15 NR Length: 1 session

Come learn about the best indoor plants to remove toxins in your home and purify the air in your office. Participants will learn how to best care for these beneficial house plants and leave with a plant of their own. Location: Evanston Ecology Center Age: 12 yrs. and up Fee: $15 R/$19 NR Length: 1 session

Class # Dates Days Time 113147A7 April 8 Sa 10-11:30am

Class # Dates Days Time 113151A7 Mar 4 Sa 10-11:30am

TREASURE HUNT

A SEASON IN THE GARDEN

Discover the ecological treasures of Lighthouse Beach in this pirate themed scavenger hunt through the dunes. Join us for stories and s’mores by the fire after you solve all the clues. Pirate customs encouraged. Caregiver required to register with child. Location: Lighthouse Beach Age: 4 yrs. and up Fee: $5 R/$7 NR Length: 1 session

Join Ecology Center Staff throughout a full season in a garden. Staff will provide techniques and methods for best management of your vegetable garden at different times of the growing season. We will work in the Ecology Center’s Farmette to provide a variety of natural care suggestions and strategies. Location: Evanston Ecology Center Age: 10 yrs. and up Fee: $10 R/$13 NR Length: 1 session

Class # Dates Days Time 122134A7 July 22 Sa 6:30-8:30pm

Class # 113153A7 113153B7 113153C7 123119A7 123119B7 123119C7

CANAL STUDY Citizen Scientists, join us to study the health of the North Shore Canal. We will explore how healthy our backyard habitat is through biological and chemical tests of water in the canal. We will explore what impacts the overall health of the canal and what we can do to help it improve. Location: Evanston Ecology Center Age: 8-15 yrs. Fee: $12 R/$15 NR Length: 1 session Class # Dates 112167A7 May 6

Days Time Sa 10-11:30am

JUNIOR NATURALISTS The junior naturalists of Evanston will engage in a citizen-science action-oriented adventure at Lighthouse Beach exploring different parts of our lakeshore ecosystem. Some of the topics we will be working on will be Lake and Dune Ecology, Plant and Animal Identification, along with lots of other fun and adventurous topics. Location: Lighthouse Beach Fog House Age: 8-11 yrs. Fee: $60 R/$75 NR Length: 1 session Class # Dates Days 112168A7 April 11-May 23 Tu

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Time 4-6pm

Dates Mar 26 April 23 May 21 June 25 July 23 Aug 27

Days Su Su Su Su Su Su

Time 1-3pm 1-3pm 1-3pm 1-3pm 1-3pm 1-3pm

Theme Garden Design Soil Prep and Planting Natural Fertilizers Weed and Pest Control Cold Weather Crops Harvest

ALL DAY CANOE TRIP Calling all experienced canoers. Go on a canoeing journey from the Ecology Center to Chicago with a stop for lunch before returning. Canoe experience required. Location: Evanston Ecology Center Age: 12 yrs. and up Fee: $30 R/$38 NR Length: 1 session Class # Dates Days Time 123116A7 June 3 Sa 9am-5pm


Family Programs NIGHT HIKE Test your nocturnal senses on a guided night hike through the Arboretum. Themed night hike activities, a campfire and s’mores make for a perfect evening. Pre-registration is required. Start times for this course vary based on the sunset. Location: Evanston Ecology Center Age: 5 yrs. and up Fee: $7 R/$9 NR Length: 1 session Class # 112157A7 112157B7 112157C7 123112A7 123112B7

Dates Mar 24 April 21 May 19 June 16 July 21

Days F F F F F

Time 6:30-8pm 7:30-9pm 8-9:30pm 8-9:30pm 8-9:30pm

Theme Insects of the Night Owls Raccoons Night Lights Night Noises

ARBORETUM EGG HUNT We need your help, some of the birds in the bird sanctuary have misplaced their eggs in the arboretum. You can help her find them, learn about birds and take part in activities and a craft. Bring a basket or bag for collecting. A special area is reserved for egg hunters 18 mo. - yrs., as well as for children with special needs. Pre-registration required. Location: Evanston Ecology Center Age: 18 mo. and up. All attendees must register Fee: $5 R/$7 NR Length: 1 session Class # 113130A7 113130B7 113130C7 113130D7

Dates April 15 April 15 April 15 April 15

Days Sa Sa Sa Sa

Time 10-11am 11:30am-12:30pm 1-2pm 2:30-3:30pm

FAMILY CAMPFIRE Join the Ecology Center staff for fun-filled campfires with nature themes. Each evening includes stories, songs and the ever-popular s’mores. Space is limited; pre-registration is required. Age: 2 yrs. and up Fee: $5 R/$7 NR Length: 1 session Class # 113119A7 113119B7 113119C7 113119D7 123104A7 123104B7 123104C7 123104D7 123104E7 123104F7

Dates April 28 April 29 May 26 May 27 June 23 June 24 July 28 July 29 Aug 25 Aug 26

Days F Sa F Sa F Sa F Sa F Sa

Time 7-8pm 7-8pm 7-8pm 7-8pm 7-8pm 7-8pm 7-8pm 7-8pm 7-8pm 7-8pm

Theme Stars Stars Planets Planets New Moon New Moon Skunks Skunks Opossums Opossums

FAMILY CAMPOUT

WILD WEEKENDS

Introduce your family to camping close to home by spending the night under the stars on Lighthouse Beach. We’ll have a campfire, stories, songs, s’mores and breakfast in the morning. Four-person tents are available upon request for an additional fee. In case of severe weather, the program will be canceled. Please note: swimming will not be allowed at any time. Location: Lighthouse Beach Age: 5 yrs. and up Fee: $50 R/$63 NR per family (up to 5 people) Length: 1 session

Gather at the Ecology Center for live animal presentations! We will be partnering with wildlife conservation organizations to teach the importance of these animals in the ecosystem and what we can do to protect them. Join us for the refreshments, animal activities and the animal presentation to make for a wild weekend. Location: Evanston Ecology Center Age: 4 yrs. and up Fee: $10 R/$13 NR Length: 1 session

Class # Dates 122133A7 June 10-June 11

Days Time Sa, Su 7pm-8am

Class # Dates 113150A7 Mar 18 113150B7 April 22

Days Time Theme Sa 7-8:30pm Incredible Bats Sa 7-8:30pm Big Run Wolf

CANOE THE CANAL

MOVIE IN THE ARBORETUM

Join us for our popular canoe trips on the canal. No canoeing experience is necessary. Basic canoe instruction and safety is covered before heading out. Register by phone or in person at the Ecology Center only. Program is held unless there is lightning; dress appropriately. Location: Evanston Ecology Center Age: 5 yrs. and up Fee: $18 R/$23 NR Length: 1 session

Bring a blanket to the Ladd Arboretum to watch a movie in the great outdoors. We will be showing Dr. Seuss’ The Lorx, a movie about a creature who speaks for the trees and a boy trying to bring nature back to his town. The movie will begin promptly at dusk with activities and nature play beforehand. Location: Evanston Ecology Center Age: 2 yrs. and up

Class # 113120A7 123110A7 123110B7

Dates May 14 June 18 July 1

Days Su Su Sa

Time 9:30-11:30am 9:30-11:30am 9:30-11:30am

Event Mothers Day Fathers Day 4th of July

CANOE TO STEAK ’N SHAKE Join us for a paddle and lunch at Steak ‘n Shake. We’ll start at the Ecology Center with safety and canoe instruction, then head south to the Steak ‘n Shake on Oakton St., have lunch, rest and return to the Ecology Center full and happy. Maximum 2 adults and 2 children in one canoe. Please register by phone or in person at the Ecology Center only. Fee doesn’t include cost of meal. Program is held rain or shine, please dress for the weather. Location: Evanston Ecology Center Age: 5 yrs. and up Fee: $26 R/$33 NR Length: 1 session Class # Dates 123111A7 Aug 19

Days Time Sa 10am-3pm

Experience the wonder and magic of bubbles at the Ecology Center. Learn about how bubbles form, participate in hands-on bubble experiments, and play outside with giant bubbles. Participants will even get to make their very own bubble wand to take home. Location: Evanston Ecology Center Age: 4-10 yrs. Fee: $7 R/$9 NR Length: 1 session Dates May 13

Days Sa

EVANSTON GARDEN WALK The 28th Annual Garden Walk benefits the Evanston Environmental Association, so your participation helps ensure the future of the Ecology Center. We hope you will join us, rain or shine, on June 25, 2017 for a walk through some of the best and most beautiful gardens Evanston has to offer. Gardens are accessible by car or bike; maps will be provided. Purchase online tickets on April 1 at www.evanstonenvironment.org/garden_walk. Tickets sold at retail and other locations will go on sale May 30. Fee: $15 EEA members/$20 Non-EEA members Dates Days Time Jun 25 Su Noon-5pm

Fishing FREE ACCESS TO FISHING

BUBBLE SCIENCE

Class # 112166A7

Dates Days Time Aug 5 Sa 8:30-11pm

This popular free program is a great way to introduce children age 4 years and up to the “catch-and release” process. Equipment, bait and fishing expertise are provided! Drop by every Saturday, May 6 through Sept. 30, from 10am–1pm, at Lovelace Park, Gross Point Rd. at Thayer St. Kids under age 16 years don’t need a license, but must be accompanied by an adult. Questions? Please call 847-448-8256.

Time 10-11:30am

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Leisure & Enrichment Self-Improvement/ Enrichment BAKERY BOOT CAMP This is not your ordinary cooking class. This 6 week class transports you into the fast paced driven yet delicate artistic world of baking. In this class youth will learn from start to finish how wonderful baked goods are formed, flambéed, baked and ready to eat. Location: Fleetwood-Jourdain Center Age: 10-20 yrs. Fee: $65 R/$75 NR Length: 6 sessions Class # Dates 422115A7 July 15-Aug 19

Days Time Sa 10am-Noon

KITCHEN KOOKERY Have fun with your friends while you learn how to make your own snack without turning on the stove. Each week, you will make, taste and take home a treat. At the end of the course, you’ll receive your own book of your recipes, along with your own apron. Location: Fleetwood-Jourdain Center Age: 8-13 yrs. Fee: $65 R/$75 NR Length: 8 sessions Class # Dates 422116A7 June 14-Aug 2

Days Time W 5:30-6:30pm

AMERICAN RED CROSS BABYSITTER’S TRAINING This thorough course provides youth age 11–15 years with all the knowledge and leadership skills necessary to provide safe and responsible child and infant care. Video scenarios and life-size baby dolls provide hands-on practice for care of babies, emergency response, behavior management and safe play for all ages. Mannequin CPR training, First Aid care and bandaging will conclude the final class. Participants receive a handbook and CD full of additional help and suggestions to keep. Full attendance at of all 4 sessions is required for class completion and presentation of their American Red Cross card. Please bring a snack and drink for the break. For more information, call ChandlerNewberger at 847-448-8252.No class July 4 and 6. Location: Chandler-Newberger Center Age: 11-15 yrs. Fee: $109 R/$139 NR Length: 4 sessions Class # 612123A7 612123B7 622102A7 622102B7

Dates April 5-26 May 3-24 June 22-July 22 June 22-July 20

Days W W W Th

Time 6-8:30pm 6-8:30pm 6-8:30om 6-8:30pm

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ADULT/CHILD CPR This class covers how to perform rescue breathing, clear an obstructed airway, and perform onerescuer CPR. You’ll also learn ways to avoid injuring yourself and tips on leading a healthier life. Certification is valid for two years. Note: Fee includes a participant manual to keep which is used for all First Aid classes. Before enrolling, make sure you can arrive on time or a little early both weeks and can stay until class ends. Those who miss any part of a class will not be permitted to finish the series of classes and will not receive a refund. If you have questions or are interested in completing the Infant CPR certification as a continuation of the Adult & Child CPR class. Contact Michelle at 847-448-8681 for more information or if you are interested in taking a class on first aid. Location: Chandler-Newberger Center Age: 12 yrs. and up Fee: $79 R/$99 NR Length: 2 or 4 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 612127A7 Mar 15, 22 W 6:30-9pm

Drop-in programs MASON PARK DROP-IN PROGRAM Looking for a fun place to drop-in after school? Wednesdays through Fridays, meet with your friends and do homework. After you finish your homework (Internet access available), you can play Xbox, PSP or Wii game systems, join in outdoor sports, such as basketball, baseball and football (weather permitting). On Saturdays, you can hang out here, too. No program Nov. 24 and 25. Location: Mason Park Field House Age: 11-13 yrs. Fee: FREE Length: Ongoing Day Time W, Th 3:30-6:30pm F, Sa 3:30-9pm 1-6:30pm (In-service days and school holiday hours)

OPEN LOUNGE Let our center be your “home away from home.” Our comfortable lounge is an ideal place to socialize and play table games, Wii and Xbox. Location: Fleetwood-Jourdain Center Age: 14 yrs. and up Fee: FREE Length: Ongoing Day Time M-F 6-8:30pm


Arts Camp Parties CELEBRATE WITH AN ARTS CAMP BIRTHDAY PARTY! What’s included? A two-hour party—you supply the cake and ice cream. We will supply the room and the talent, then do the clean-up when your guests leave. Your party will be held at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St. The room will be decorated to suit the theme you select and an entertaining character/arts teacher will lead your own private “camp.” Your home won’t have the wear and tear, and since we do the clean up, you can relax afterward. Our schedule is flexible; parties may be booked Monday through Saturday, 10am-7pm and Sunday, 10am–6pm. Questions? Ready to book? Call us at 847-448-8263. Fee: $260 for up to 15 children Age: 6 yrs. and up

MEDIEVAL CAMP Party-goers create a medieval village using Lincoln Logs® and our castle, complete a medieval craft, then learn busking skills to entertain the knights and ladies.

RENAISSANCE CAMP Your party will be a slice of our best-selling summer camp theme. Your party friends will paint a miniature, engage in Shakespearean silliness and be on their best behavior dressed in “finery.”

PIRATE CAMP “Arg, me mateys.” Speak and eat as pirates. The Pirate GRRRL will tell you yarns and teach you a salty song. You’ll complete a pirate craft.

PRINCESS CAMP Princesses were leaders in training. Pick a favorite Queen from history and we will immerse ourselves in her time and tales from her girlhood.

SENSORY PARTIES A custom designed party for young creatives who like a total arts experience.

Chandler-Newberger Party Packages

Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center

Parties range from teeter-tottering preschoolers to teens spiking volleyballs. Chandler-Newberger Community Center, 1028 Central St., is the place to make memories for a lifetime. We provide the space and equipment; you provide the cake and decorations. All party packages include the simultaneous use of a multipurpose room for two hours (for gift opening and treats). Room and gym rentals are also available for TEENS, who will love playing volleyball or basketball. Full payment is due when the party is booked. Questions or need to book a party or rental? Please call Annette at 847-448-8252.

DELORES HOLMES RECORDING STUDIO

PRESCHOOL PARTY PACKAGES This package for ages 2–5 years includes a twohour rental of a half-gym and use of our preschool play equipment. Equipment includes tumbling mats, climbing blocks, toddler merry-go-round, seesaw, teeter-totter, small slide, scooter carts and mini-basketballs. This set-up resembles an indoor tot lot ready for parent/child interactive play. Fee: $169 R/$184 NR (includes 2 hours of room rental).

SPORTS PARTY PACKAGES (AGE 5+) The sports package includes two hours of half gym rental and two hours of room rental. Fee: $159 R/$174 NR. Choose three out of these four sets of sports equipment: 1. 10 basketballs/2 goals 2. 10 soccer balls/2 nets 3. Floor hockey sticks/2 nets 4. 12 “NERF” dodgeballs

ECOLOGY PARTY PACKAGES The Evanston Ecology center offers 2 hour birthday party programs on most Saturday and Sunday. A staff member leads a nature or outdoor oriented party that includes games and hands on activities for 45 minutes. The rest of the time is open for treats and activities on your own. The parties are for ages 4 years and up for a 15 person maximum. The renter is responsible for decorations and treats. Birthday Topics Include: Animal Party, Birds of a Feather, Reptile Romp, Bug Party, Dino Party, Rocking Rocks, Potions and Concoctions and Geocaching and custom parties. For an additional cost we can customize a party if none of these themes fit your needs. Fee: $185 R/$215 NR

The Grand Opening of the Delores A. Holmes Recording Studio at Gibbs-Morrison is Coming Soon. Fully operational Recording Studio with equipment is open to the public for private rentals sessions. There will be music production classes available. With a valid student ID, Northwestern and Evanston Township students may receive a discounted rental rate. Hourly rental rates are: 35 an hour residents fee and 45 an hour non-residents fee. With a minimum 2 hour reservation. Please contact Gibbs-Morrison staff at 847-448-8040 for operational hours.

Rentals for Special Occasions/Meetings You can relax with your guests when your party is held at one of Evanston’s community centers. The Levy Senior Center: Several rooms are available, from the cozy Elm Room to the 300-person capacity Maple Room. The lovely garden courtyard is available, and the kitchen is designed specifically for catered events.

Robert Crown Community Center and Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center: Rental rooms are available. Bring in your own refreshments or have your function catered.

Chandler-Newberger Community Center: This center specializes in birthday parties; see column at left.

The Noyes Cultural Arts Center: This center offers its community room and gallery halls on the first and second floor for fundraisers, receptions, parties, lecture events and more.

Evanston Ecology Center: This center has a large room in a unique Evanston setting. The space can hold up to 100 people with direct access to the Ladd Arboretum.

Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center: This center has a large room that accommodates up to 50 people. For more rental information, please visit www.cityofevanston.org/recreation or call 311.

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School Programs Robert Crown Preschool General Information Robert Crown Center’s preschool and after-school programs are licensed by the Illinois Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS). The Creative Play Preschool at the Robert Crown Community Center has served families of Evanston and nearby communities since 1988. The benefits of having a preschool in a community center setting include being able to have access to the many offerings here at the Robert Crown Center. Students play in our large gym, grassy fields surrounding the facility, access to our ice rink and various outdoor play areas in the neighborhood. We also offer three nutritious meals a day including a hot lunch for full day programs. Families may choose from our various programs to best need their needs which include the Take Two program for 2–3 year olds, the Creative Play program for 3–5 year olds, and our dual enrollment program, which serves children enrolled in District 65 half day programs.

Registration Information: Our registration process includes a tour with the program coordinator. At this time information will be shared including class schedules and content, curriculum and assessment, along with the parent handbook, and fees for the programs. There is a registration packet will be shared at the time of the tour, please be advised that it is the parent responsibility to ensure that all forms, including a copy of the child’s birth certificate and immunizations within the last 6 months are returned prior to enrollment. To make an appointment for a tour, please call the Robert Crown Center at 847-448-8258. Please contact Tiffany Caston, Preschool, AfterSchool and Camp Program Coordinator with questions at tcaston@cityofevanston.org.

TAKE TWO Our Take Two program is a great first independent experience for any child! Take Two is designed to provide children with a warm, nurturing environment for children 2–3 years old. Our staff members introduce preschool concepts in a caring, cozy environment, supporting a gentile transition from home to school with emphasis on the active development of children’s social, emotional, and cognitive skills. The teachers focus on preschool readiness preparedness such as taking turns, following simple directions, listening, and sharing. Out little ones benefit from individual instruction during center time and an interactive circle time, followed by art, music, and movement, story time, outdoor play and gym games. Potty Training is not required for this program.

CREATIVE PLAY PRESCHOOL

I CAN GO TO SCHOOL 2

This program, defined as “innovative play with a purpose” many years ago, has become the standard for the community center based early childhood program. Our multi-age classroom offers children the opportunity to participate in a variety of age appropriate activities as they develop socially, emotionally, and cognitively through PLAY. Classroom activities are planned to meet the needs of each child, and are focused on the development of each students problem solving skills, peer relationships, and making real life connections through math, literacy, and science activities. Music and movement are a part of every day, as well as various arts and crafts activities. Potty Training is required for this program.

I Can Go to School 2 is designed to offer your 2-3-year-old child a gentle introduction to the preschool experience. Our caring teacher will invite children to participate in music and movement, arts & crafts, circle time and free play, all with the support and guidance of their parent or caregiver. Children learn about classroom transitions, following directions and how to make new friends, while also working on language development, social interaction and increasing their self-esteem, making the move to the next preschool experience more pleasant for both parent and child. Instructor: Patti Montgomery Age: 2-3 yrs. with an adult (must be 2 by the first day of class)

Spring Session Fees:

DUAL ENROLLMENT Our Dual Enrollment Program is a unique program designed for those enrolled in District 65 half-day programs. This program is a elective collaborative effort, in which children are greeted and supervised during bus drop off and pick up and escorted to their prospective recreation programs. Our goal is to provide a full day of quality child care and enrichment for children attending Evanston head Start, Preschool for All, and SPAAC programs. We provide outdoor and gym play, as well as introductory figure skating instruction as part of the program. A calendar of service days will be provided at enrollment.

Chandler-Newberger Time Together Drop-In Program Join us at Time Together, Evanston’s only public open gym for young children from birth to age 4 years. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings, from 9am–11am (see specific schedule below), children are running, jumping, climbing or sitting quietly with toys, books and puzzles, while spending quality time with their parent or caregiver. This program offers a fun space to play and gives both children and adults an opportunity to make new friends. Our relaxing atmosphere is focused on interaction, the comfort and safety of our families, and a sense of community. The best part: We pick up all the toys! Each session ends with a short circle time that includes signing, movement and a story. Want to bring your playgroup? Call Michelle at 847-448-8681 for price breaks available for play groups of 4 or more families! Location: Chandler-Newberger Center Age: Birth-4 yrs. Fee: $66 R/NR for 8 visit punch card for 1 child and parent/caregiver (call Chandler for fees for multiple children) Fee (Drop-in): $11 for parent/caregiver and 1 child; $13 for parent/caregiver and 2 children Class #

Dates

Days

Time

611162A7 April 4-May 18 Tu-Th 9-11am

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Fee Mon/Fri classes: $51 R/$75 NR Length: 7 sessions

Bugs There are so many wonderful and useful insects in our world. We will sing about our friend the itsy bitsy spider, take a look at funny little rolly polls and find out about the largest and smallest insects in the world. Class # Dates Days Time 611120A7 April 3-May 15 M 9:30-10:15am

Outer Space The sun, stars and planets seem so far away. Come to the Orange room to enjoy a little space exploration. We will make rockets and paintings of the moon and read about the stars and the night sky. Class # Dates Days Time 611121A7 April 3-May 15 M 10:30-11:15am

Dinosaurs Dinosaurs capture our imagination in so many ways! Large and small, feathered and scaly! We will talk about their size, digging for bones and what sounds they made. Stories and projects will focus on these interesting creatures . Class # Dates Days Time 611123A7 April 7-May 19 F 10:30-11:15am

MAKE AND MOVE Join us in the Orange Room for simple art and science projects geared to small hands that help to develop your child’s small motor skills. Then move to the gym and practice running, climbing and jumping on our obstacle course for practice with gross motor skills. Location: Chandler-Newberger Center Age: 18 month-3yrs. Fee: $51 R/$75 NR Length: 7 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 611122A7 April 7-May 19 F 9:30-10:15am


PLAY SCHOOL FOR AGES 3–5

What do We See in Our City

This unique preschool program for children ages 3–5 years will benefit your entire family. Our program gives you those few extra hours a week for some “me” time! Families whose children attend traditional preschool programs can sign up for classes to supplement your current preschool experience. Children who are new to preschool can ease into a structured program by attending only one or two classes a week. Our intent is to allow parents to give their child an a la carte preschool experience that helps your family! The ChandlerNewberger Play School program is designed to offer a warm and supportive atmosphere where your child will be free to learn and grow. The program’s objective is for children to enjoy themselves and gain a sense of confidence and self-esteem, while being allowed to freely express themselves through a variety of mediums. Our teachers develop class projects and activities that focus on children’s emotional, social, physical and cognitive growth, which will allow them to move more comfortably to the next educational experience. Daily class activities include free play, creative play and organized activities. Our small class sizes allow for individual attention, and create an environment where children can feel comfortable expressing themselves while making new friends. Payment plans are available for families participating in more than one Play School class, with payments being due on the 20th of each month. Instructor: Liz Stone Age: 3-5 years (must be 3 by the first day of class and must be potty trained) Fee per 90-min Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday Classes: $95 R/$118 NR Fee per 3-hour Tuesday or Thursday class: $190 R/$236 NR

We will encounter lots of sights and sounds when we explore our city and who works and lives here.

We Dig Dinosaurs

Class # Dates Days Time 611134A7 April 6-May 18 Th 9:30am-12:30pm

Colorful Creations Colors are everywhere. We will mix and match them and use an array of tools to create the most imaginative projects. Class # Dates Days Time 611135A7 April 6-May 18 Th 1:30-3pm

Barnyard Basics We’ll learn about life on a farm, farm animals and farm favorites like Old McDonald and Farmer Brown. Class # Dates Days Time 611136A7 April 7-May 19 F 9:30-11am

Fun With Our Senses What does your Nose know? We will get creative and introduce activities and projects while we learn about our 5 senses. Class # Dates Days Time 611137A7 April 7-May 19 F 11am-12:30pm

Play School Sign your child up for the morning and/or afternoon Tuesday and/or Thursday classes, and for an additional fee they can participate in our Play School Picnic. Ms. Liz will supervise your child between the 2 classes as they eat lunch as a group (please send a lunch and drink with your child) and participate in structured activities as well as free play. Fee: $70 R/$84 NR Class # Dates Days Time 611110A7 April 4-May 16 Tu 12:30-1:30pm 611110B7 April 6-May 18 Th 12:30-1:30pm

We will delight in learning all about dinosaurs and explore what their world was like and what the fossils we find can teach us about them.

School Days Off

Class # Dates Days Time 611130A7 April 3-May 15 M 9:30-11am

This program provides supervised care on School District #65 non-attendance days during the school year with a full day of activities, 4 hours of extended care at no extra charge (7–9am and 5–6pm), an afternoon snack and craft supplies. It includes either entertainment at the center or a field trip (bus transportation and admission included). Register at least two weeks ahead; late registrations may be accepted up to 4 days ahead, space permitting. The bus leaves just after 9am on field trip days Location: Fleetwood-Jourdain Center Age: 5-12 yrs. Fees: $110 R/130 NR Length: 1 session

Desert Delights Sandy, Hot and Windy! Where in the world are our deserts and who and what do we find living there? Class # Dates Days Time 611131A7 April 3-May 15 M 11am-12:30pm

Awesome Outer Space Rockets, comets, and planets, oh my! We’ll travel the universe and explore the mysteries in outer space. Class # Dates Days Time 611132A7 April 4-May 16 Tu 9:30am-12:30pm

Masterpieces to Music

SHAG HOLIDAYS

After-School Programs ROBERT CROWN Robert Crown Center’s after-school program is licensed by the Illinois Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS). Our daily schedule, from 3–6pm, includes time to relax and play both structured and self-directed arts and crafts, coordinated study time and nutritious snacks. Activities designed to build athletic and social skills take place in our gym, multi-purpose room and outdoor space. The most important part of the day is “Homework Help,” which provides individualized enrichment and assistance. The program includes special activities and theme days on early dismissal days and school days off (calendar provided at the time of enrollment). Our experienced, enthusiastic team provides a secure, active and enjoyable afterschool experience. A completed child health form, birth certificate and enrollment packet are required at registration. Bus service is included for children enrolled in District #65 schools. To learn more and to register please call the Robert Crown Center at 847-448-8258. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 6 yrs. and up Fee: Vary based on number of service days Length: Monthly

FLEETWOOD-JOURDAIN This program serves your needs after school and when school is closed on all in-service, institute days, winter break and spring break. Students are grouped by grade and receive structured recreation, homework assistance, supervised computer access, nutritious snacks and arts activities. After they receive their first snack, youth will participate in their choice of free-play sports followed by a structured game. Younger children may choose to join the intergenerational reading program or the community garden program. On early-dismissal days, there are theme-based activities field trips and special arts workshops. Children registered in this program may use our bus service from District #65 schools to the center for an additional fee per month per student (no bus service on holidays and school breaks). Location: Fleetwood-Jourdain Center Age: 5-10 yrs.

Class # Dates Days Time 452103F7 Mar 24 F 9am-6:30pm

Do sounds have color? What can we make when we are listening to our favorite music and music by famous musicians? We’ll create our own musical instruments too! Class # Dates Days Time 611133A7 April 4-May 16 Tu 1:30-3pm

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Special Recreation Special Recreation

Sports

SWIM TEAM PRACTICE

POWERLIFTING Special Recreation programs are for people with special needs. Programs emphasize individual development in a wide range of leisure areas including sports, culture, social, after-school and special events. For more information, call 847-448-8044

Classes CHEF’S MATES It’s time to put on the aprons and prepare some goodies. Join your friends and volunteer chefs at this spring cooking program. Space is limited. Be sure to register by April 3. Location: Park School Age: 3 yrs. and up Fee: $130 R/$150 NR Length: 7 sessions

Prepare for the Special Olympics District Powerlifting Meet. NOTE: due to the size of the workout facility, we will have 2, 45-minute training sessions for each day if we have more than 4 athletes register for this program. No class March 25, May 6, May 27, April 8. Location: Fleetwood-Jourdain Center Age: 15 yrs. and up Fee: $120 R/$140 NR Length: 23 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 815817A7 Mar 1-May 31 W, Sa 6:30-8pm

FITNESS TRAINING

Class # Dates Days Time 815822A7 April 10-May 22 M 3:30-5pm

Start your weekend with more energy and flexibility. This one-hour class will take you from stretches and warm-ups to some adaptive lowimpact aerobics, to a relaxing cool-down. See our training combo for even more fun. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 3 yrs. and up Fee: $75 R/$90 NR Length: 6 sessions

TEMPO TIME

Class # Dates Days Time 815309A7 April 15-May 20 Sa 10:30-11:30am

Join your friends as we continue our music and movement program that uses music and movement to improve motor and cognitive skills. Location: Park School Age: 3 yrs. and up Fee: $130 R/$155 NR Length: 8 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 815606A7 April 11-May 30 Tu 3:30-5pm

SPRING ECOLOGY Spend another spring session enjoying the wonders of nature at the Evanston Ecology Center. There will be indoor and outdoor activities to get everyone a little closer to nature. No class May 3. Location: Park School Age: 3 yrs. and up Fee: $130 R/$155 NR Length: 7 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 815108A7 April 12-May 31 W 3:30-5pm

SENS-O-RAMA Join your friends as we work on a variety of projects that will require working with different textures, smells, colors, and sounds that will lead to a fun sensory experience Location: Park School Age: 3 yrs. and up Fee: $130 R/$155 NR Length: 7 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 815601A7 April 13-May 25 Th 3:30-5pm

SATURDAY BOWLING Basic to advanced bowling skills are practiced in this recreational bowling program. Refine your lane approach and delivery while socializing with others. Game, shoe rental and transportation are provided. Drop-off/pick-up at Robert Crown Center. Location: Varies Age: 3 yrs. and up Fee: $145 R/$160 NR Length: 6 sessions Class # Dates Days 815006A7 April 15-May 20 Sa

BOWLING/FITNESS TRAINING COMBO Join us in the morning for fitness training, then change your clothes and grab a bite to eat. Be sure to bring your own lunch or bring money for food from the snack shop at Robert Crown or at the bowling alley. Transportation will be provided to and from Robert Crown. Location: Varies Age: 3 yrs. and up Fee: $195 R/$225 NR Length: 6 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 815007A7 April 15-May 20 Sa 10:30am-2:30pm

RECREATIONAL/AEROBIC SWIM Our recreational swim program is tailored to your ability. The emphasis is on increasing flexibility, stamina and muscle tone while having fun and learning a new leisure skill. The pool and locker room are wheelchair accessible. Locker room assistance can be provided upon request. Location: McGaw YMCA Age: 8 yrs. and up Fee: $140 R/$165 NR Length: 7 sessions Class # Dates Days 815312A7 April 10-May 22 M

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Time 12-2:30pm

Time 8-8:45pm

Improve your swimming for competitive and recreational swim meets. The pool and locker room are wheelchair accessible. Staff is available to assist in the locker room upon request. Location: McGaw YMCA Age: 8 yrs. and up Fee: $140 R/$165 NR Length: 7 sessions Class # Dates Days 815813A7 April 10-May 22 M

Time 8:45-9:30pm

ADULT TRACK AND FIELD It’s time to limber up and prepare for the 2017 Area 18 Track and Field Meet. Personalized training will be provided each week. Wear loose-fitting clothing and athletic shoes to each practice. Joins us for this program to get in shape and stay in shape. You do not have to compete in the track meet to benefit from this program. Location: Chandler-Newberger Center Age: 12 yrs. and up Fee: $75 R/$90 NR Length: 8 sessions Class # Dates Days 815816A7 April 11-May 30 Tu

Time 6:30-8pm

VOLLEYBALL It’s time to work on serving, setting and spiking skills as we start with our newest Special Olympics sport. Depending on the number of people enrolled, we will be putting together one or more teams for competition. Location: Chandler-Newberger Center Age: 12 yrs. and up Fee: $75 R/$90 NR Class # Dates Days Time 815803A7 April 13-May 25 Th 7-8:30pm 825828A7 June 13-Aug 15 Tu 7-8:30pm

AFTER-SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD It’s time to limber up and prepare for the 2017 Area 18 Track and Field Meet. Personalized training will be provided once a week. Please wear loose-fitting clothing and gym shoes to each practice. Join us for this program to get in shape and keep in shape. You do not have to compete in the track meet to benefit from this program. Location: Park School Age: 3 yrs. and up Fee: $130 R/$155 NR Length: 6 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 815311A7 April 21-May 26 F 3:30-5pm

BOCCE If you are looking for a sport that is as fun and easy to play as bowling but uses lighter equipment then bocce is the sport for you. We will work on various skills during game time to prepare for the Special Olympics Bocce Meet. Location: Lovelace Park Age: 8 yrs. and up Fee: $60 R/$70 NR Length: 9 sessions Class # Dates Days 825801A7 June 18-Aug 13 Su

Time 10:30am-Noon


FLAG FOOTBALL

SPECIAL OLYMPICS POWERLIFTING MEET

Are you ready for some football? We will be working on team and individual skills according to Special Olympics competition rules and will also scrimmage. No football experience required. Location: Leahy Park Age: 8 yrs. and up Fee: $60 R/$70 NR Length: 9 sessions

Compete in the Special Olympics District Powerlifting Meet. Gold Medalists from this meet will qualify to compete in powerlifting at Summer Games in June. Location: Varies Age: 8 yrs. and up Fee: $40 R/$55 NR Length: 1 session

Class # Dates Days 825805A7 June 18-Aug 13 Su

Class # Dates 815818A7 May 6

Time 8:30-10am

BOWLING Basic to advanced skills are practiced in this recreational bowling program. Refine your lane approach and delivery while socializing with others. Game, shoe rental and transportation to and from Robert Crown are provided Location: varies Age: 3 yrs. and up Fee: $120 R/$140 NR Length: 6 sessions Class # Dates 825804A7 July 8-Aug 12

Days Sa

Time Noon-2:30pm

SUNSHINE THROUGH GOLF Evanston Special Recreation is teaming up with the Sunshine Through Golf Foundation. Experience is not necessary, instructions provided by golf pros. Transportation will be provided to and from Chandler-Newberger. Registration deadline is Friday, July 7, 2017. Location: Varies Age: 8 yrs. and up Fee: Free Length: 5 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 825806A7 July 13-Aug 10 Th 3:30-5:30pm

Special Olympics SPECIAL OLYMPICS DISTRICT SWIM MEET Show the results of your hard work for these past months by competing against other athletes earning a chance to compete at Summer Games 2017. You must have an up-to-date medical application on file at the Special Recreation office. Transportation will be provided to and from Robert Crown. Location: Varies Age: 8 yrs. and up Fee: $40 R/$55 NR Length: 1 session Class # Dates 815801A7 Mar 25

Days Time Sa 7:30am-3pm

SPECIAL OLYMPICS TRACK MEET Compete against other athlete in Area 18 to earn a chance to go to Summer Games 2017. Athletes must have an up-to-date medical application on file in the Special Rec. office and must have attended the winter session of track practice. Transportation to and from the meet will be provided at Robert Crown. Location: Varies Age: 8 yrs. and up Fee: $40 R/$55 NR Length: 1 session Class # Dates 815314A7 April 23

Days Su

Time 7:30am-4pm

Days Sa

Time 7am-4pm

SPECIAL OLYMPICS AREA 18 BOWLING MEET Gold medalists will qualify to compete at the District Meet in early fall. You must have a current medical application on file in the Special Recreation office and must have participated in the bowling program during the fall and/or winter session in 2016. Transportation for the meet will be available to and from Robert Crown. Registration deadline is Friday, April 28th. Location: Varies Age: 8 yrs. and up Fee: $40 R/$55 NR Length: 1 session Class # Dates 825802A7 June 3

Days Time Sa 8am-3pm

Trips/Special Events WEEKEND FAMILY CAMP The weekend will be packed with a variety of programs such as arts and crafts, games, outdoor/ nature activities, s’mores and the always-famous camp awards. Fee includes transportation to and from Robert Crown, lodging and meals. Registration deadline is March 17, 2017. Location: varies Age: 8 yrs. and up Fee: $200 R/$230 NR Length: 2 sessions Class # Dates 815005A7 April 1-2

Days Time Sa, Su 8am-2pm

SPECIAL OLYMPICS ATHLETE PARTY Special Recreation is inviting athletes, parents and volunteers to see how all that hard training has paid off. The evening will include dinner and dancing with music provided by a DJ. This will be our official send-off for all the athletes who qualify to compete at Summer Games in Bloomington in June 2017. Registration deadline: Friday, May 5th. Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 8 yrs. and up Fee: $20 R/$25 NR Length: 1 session

SPECIAL OLYMPICS STATE SUMMER GAMES

Class # Dates Days Time 815115A7 May 13 Sa 5-9pm

You have a chance to go for the gold at the Special Olympics Summer Games. To attend you must have received a gold medal at one of the qualifying Area or District Meets. Pick up and drop off is available from Robert Crown. Location: Varies Age: 8 yrs. and up Fee: $180 R/$210 NR Length: 3 sessions

4TH OF JULY PARADE

Class # Dates 825803A7 June 9-June 11

Days F-Su

Time 7am-3pm

Class # Dates 825003A7 July 4

SPECIAL OLYMPICS AREA 18 FLAG FOOTBALL MEET

Days Time Tu 12:30-3pm

CHICAGO SKY

Compete at the Special Olympics Area 18 Flag Football Meet. You must have participated in the flag football program from June through August to compete in this meet. Age: 8 yrs. and up Fee: $40 R/$55 NR Length: 1 session Class # Dates Days Time 825807A7 Aug 20 Su 8am-4pm

Start your holiday with a march down Central Street. Please join us for Evanston’s annual 4th of July Parade. All Special Recreation participants, athletes, friends, and family members are invited to march. For parade details call 847-448-8044. Location: Varies Age: 8 yrs. and up Fee: Free Length: 1 session

Come watch the Chicago Sky in action against the Minnesota Lynx. Be sure to bring money for food and/or souvenirs. Transportation will be provided to and from Robert Crown. Registration deadline is June 1. Location: Varies Age: 3 yrs. and up Fee: $27 R/$30 NR Length: 1 session Class # Dates 825007A7 July 8

Days Time Sa 5:30-10pm

SUMMER CRUISE Join your friends from Special Recreation for a relaxing daytime cruise on the lake in Wisconsin. Be sure to bring lunch money. Transportation will be provided to and from Robert Crown. Location: Varies Age: 3 yrs. and up Fee: $30 R/$35 NR Length: 1 session Class # Dates 825005A7 Aug 19

Days Time Sa 9:30am-4pm

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Spring Break Camps Spring Break Camps ECOLOGY SPRING BREAK CAMP As winter finally comes to an end we will enter the springtime ready to embrace the change it brings. We will learn about all the transformations plants and animals undergo over time and how the seasons impact them. We will explore how different species grow and change to adapt to their environment and how people can impact change in wildlife. Games, crafts and hands-on activities make up our days, plus daily outside adventures and field trips, so dress for the weather. Post Camp Care is available. Location: Evanston Ecology Center Age: 5-12 yrs. Fee: $250 R/$300 NR Length: 5 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 112201A7 Mar 27-Mar 31 M-F 9am-4pm

ECOLOGY SPRING BREAK EXTENDED CARE For those enrolled in Ecology Spring Break Camp we offer extended day supervision with low key activities such as board games, reading and crafts. Snack is provided. When you register, please indicate the days you will need post camp care. Location: Evanston Ecology Center Age: 5-12 yrs. Fee: $40 R/$50 NR Length: 5 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 112202A7 Mar 27-Mar 31 M-F 4-6pm

CHESS SPRING BREAK CAMP Go on a journey to learn cool openings, mid games with all the pins, double attacks, endgames and even bughouse! You’ll learn how to play chess in a fun atmosphere. This camp is for beginning and intermediate-level players; no experience needed! Children should bring a lunch and a drink; snacks are provided. Chess Wizards has been named the most successful chess program for kids by the Illinois Chess Federation. Location: Chandler-Newberger Center Age: varies; see below Fee: $338 R/$388 NR Length: 5 sessions Class # 612205A6 612205B6 612205C6

Date Mar 27-31 Mar 27-31 Mar 27-31

Day M-F M-F M-F

Time 9am-3pm 9am-3pm 9am-3pm

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SPRING BREAK B-BALL

VACATION ADVENTURE

Dedicated instructors offer a fresh approach to teaching the contemporary fundamentals of basketball, with the ultimate goal of overall skill improvement by everyone. Games and contests are held daily to provide a more enjoyable experience. Campers are divided into age and skill divisions. Register by March 22. Location: Chandler-Newberger Center Age: 6-8 yrs. Fee: $156 R/$179 NR Length: 5 sessions

Take off from the Robert Crown Center Airport for a fun filled vacation of active play and exploration. We’ll create “passports” and explore four countries to learn about their food, art and culture. We will create an art project, sample some food, and listen to music representative of the countries we are visiting. A field trip to a museum will reinforce the topics discussed. We’ll create our own vacation journals, dine out in a family-friendly restaurant and use that experience to create our own restaurant. Small groups are formed to promote individualized attention. Location: Robert Crown Center Age: 5-12 yrs. Fee, 9am-4pm: $190 R/NR Fee, 8am-6pm: $250 R/NR Length: 5 sessions

Class # Dates Days 612266A7 Mar 27-Mar 31 M-F 612266B7 Mar 27-Mar 31 M-F

Time 9am-Noon 1-4pm

SPRING PEE WEE SPORTS CAMP Give your wee one an opportunity for spring break camp. This camp will give children age 4-5 years an opportunity to participate in various sports, similar to the popular summer Pee Wee Sports Camp. We will even go on a field trip to the bowling alley. Location: Chandler-Newberger Center Age: 4-5 yrs. Fee: $82 R/$95 NR Length: 5 sessions Class # Dates Days 612207A7 Mar 27-Mar 31 M-F

Time 9-11:30pm

SPRING BREAK ARTS CAMP A collaborative camp between Noyes Cultural Arts Center and the Fleetwood Jourdain Community Center:Black History CampFrom Jazz to Hip Hop, from Mr. Imagination to Jean-Michel Basquiat, from Gwendolyn Brooks, Maya Angelou to Chance the Rapper, African American art and artists have shaped our world. Arts Campers will spend a week exploring a different discipline each day and working with guest artists. Then we will take a field trip to the DuSable Museum and Chicago Art Galleries that feature work by current artists. Parents can register for pre and post care at FJCC. Location: Fleetwood-Jourdain Center and Noyes Cultural Arts Center Age: 6-12 yrs. Fee: $225 R/$240 NR Length: 5 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 912202A7 Mar 27-Mar 31 M-F 9am-5pm

Class # Dates Days 212201A7 Mar 27-Mar 31 M-F 212201B7 Mar 27-Mar 31 M-F

Time 9am-4pm 8am-6pm

ROBERT CROWN GOES DOWNTOWN Some of the best adventures take place close to home. We’ll experience a preschool “stay-cation”, where all of our activities will take place nearby, and we’ll explore Evanston with our friends. We might visit the grocery store for healthy treats to share, and stay for a cooking class. Our Evanston Public Library friends will share stories and songs, and we’ll visit our favorite parks to search for signs of spring. Picnics at the park, weather permitting, will be followed by visits to the bookstore, the pet store and more. Location: Robert Crown Center Age: 2-5 yrs. Fee, 9am-4pm: $270 R/NR Fee, 8am-6pm: $330 R/NR Length: 5 sessions Class # Dates Days 212203A7 Mar 27-Mar 31 M-F 212203B7 Mar 27-Mar 31 M-F

Time 9am-4pm 8am-6p


Age 55+ Art Classes

CRAFT QUICKIES

JEWELRY/GLASS FUSION Come explore the art of glass fusion. You will learn how to make paperweights, dishes, sun catchers, jewelry and pictures. Fee includes individualized instruction, some materials and assembly of finished art work. Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 55 yrs. and up Fee: $70 Levy member; $85 nonmember Length: 8 sessions Class # 514174A7 514174B7 524148A7 524148B7 524148C7 524148D7

Dates April 5-May 24 April 6-May 25 June 14-Aug 2 June 15-Aug 3 Aug 23-Oct 18 Aug 24-Oct 19

Days W Th W Th W Th

Time 1-3pm 10am-Noon 1-3pm 10am-Noon 1-3pm 10am-Noon

CLAY HAND BUILDING & GLAZING Using a variety of clay, tools, and methods learn how to hand build and let your imagination run free. You can use our slab roller and extruder. Fee includes instruction, firing and supplies. Studio time is available for class members at no additional fee. Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 55 yrs. and up Fee: $75 Levy member; $90 nonmember Length: 8 sessions Class # 514606A7 514606B7 524603A7 524603B7 524603C7 524603D7

Dates April 3-May 22 April 3-May 22 June 12-July 31 June 12-July 31 Aug 21-Oct 16 Aug 21-Oct 16

Days M M M M M M

Time 9:30am-12:30pm 1-4pm 9:30am-12:30pm 1-4pm 9:30am-12:30pm 1-4pm

SPRING GREETING CARDS Come celebrate Spring. We will be making Spring Greeting cards to share with you family and friends. There will be choices of materials to make your cards with. Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 55 yrs. and up Fee: $10 Levy member; $15 nonmember Length: 1 session Class # Dates Days Time 514136A7 Mar 20 M 10am-Noon

EARTH, NATURE, BIRDHOUSE Come and design your own birdhouse using materials from nature. Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 55 yrs. and up Fee: $10 Levy member; $15 nonmember Length: 1 session Class # Dates Days Time 514137A7 April 24 M 10am-Noon

Join us for a new eight week craft class. You will do a one or two day project. Some of the projects that we will be doing include tile painting, bottle melting, papermaking, decorative wire bugs and shaving cream paintings to name a few. There will also be a teachers choice and students choice projects. Fee includes all supplies. Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 55 yrs. and up Fee: $48 Levy member; $63 nonmember Length: 8 sessions Class # 514609A7 524605A7 524605B7

Dates April 5-May 24 June 14-Aug 2 Aug 23-Oct 18

Days W W W

Time 10am-Noon 10am-Noon 10am-Noon

Class # Dates Days Time 514611A7 Mar 8-April 12 W 9:30-11:30am 514611B7 May 17-June 28 W 9:30-11:30am

Music Classes UKULELE For intermediate class please know six chords or more. For beginners, come and learn the fundamentals and basic chords of the ukulele so that you can play songs you love. Folk, country, Motown, pop; we play it all! Some sheet music may need to be purchased. Location: Levy Senior Age: 55 yrs. and up Fee, Spring Session: $64 Levy Member; $79 nonmember Fee, Summer Session: $56 Levy Member; $71 nonmember Length: 8 sessions Days Th Th Th Th

Time 11:45am-12:45pm 1-2pm 11:45am-12:45pm 1-2pm

Swing your partner and do-si-do! Square dancing is a great way to exercise, have fun and stimulate your brain. We will review beginning and move onto more complex, mainstream calls. Prerequisite: some experience square dancing. Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 55 yrs. and up Fee: $80 Levy member; $95 nonmember Length: 10 sessions

Fitness

This introductory class is intended for those with no previous experience. Participants will have the opportunity to experiment and develop foundational jewelry making skills. Learn basic metal smithing techniques such as design, layout, sawing, texturing, forming and polishing. Introduction to various jewelry making tools such as hand tools, flex shafts, and polishing equipment. Participants will complete 2–3 pieces of jewelry in this 6 week session. A limited set of tools will be available for use; students may bring any of their own tools and supplies to use in class. For additional tools and supplies, please email the instructor for a list. Fee includes basic materials and use of tools. Students may purchase additional supplies from the instructor during class. Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 55 yrs. and up Fee: $80 Levy member; $95 nonmember Length: 6 sessions

Dates Mar 23-May 11 Mar 23-May 11 May 18-June 29 May 18-June 29

CONTINUING SQUARE DANCE

Class # Dates Days Time 514102A7 Mar 16-May 18 Th 10:30am-12:30pm

INTRODUCTION TO METAL SMITHING

Class # 514610A7 514608A7 524606A7 524604A7

Dance Classes

Level Beg. Interm. Beg. Interm.

ZUMBA GOLD TONING This innovative, fun and exciting program was designed for the active older adult, the true beginner, and/or people who are not used to exercising, or people who may be limited physically. The instructor will add strength and stretching segments at the end of the class. No class May 5. Instructor: Judy Mooney Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 55 yrs. and up Fee, Spring Session: $54 Levy Member; $69 nonmember Fee, Summer Session: $60 Levy Member; $75 nonmember Class # Dates Days Time 514303A7 Mar 24-May 26 F 9:30-10:30am 524301A7 June 9-Aug 11 F 9:30-10:30am

ZUMBA FOR BOOMERS Enjoy this less intense Zumba class, but more intense than Zumba Gold. This class is designed for those who want to do Zumba without jumping. All adults welcome. Instructor: Judy Mooney Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 55 yrs. and up Fee: $70 Levy Member; $85 nonmember Length: 10 sessions Class # Dates 514314A7 Mar 20-May 22 524315A7 June 5-Aug 7

Days M M

Time 6-7pm 6-7pm

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CORE & MORE This 45-minute floor class strengthens the core muscles surrounding your spine. Learn how to work the abdominals, obliques and lower back muscles for a leaner, stronger, more-flexible you. Participants must be comfortable on the floor. Instructor: Suzy Crawford Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 55 yrs. and up Fee: $60 Levy Member; $75 nonmember Length: 10 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 514324A7 Mar 20-May 22 M 11:30am-12:15pm 524305A7 June 5-Aug 7 M 11:30am-12:15pm

QI GONG FOR SENIORS Create a healthier connection between your spirit, mind and body! This class teaches you a relaxing and gentle exercise that increases your flexibility, coordination, balance and circulation. People of all physical abilities will benefit. No class on May 5 or July 4. Instructor: Francesca Segal Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 55 yrs. and up Fee: $86 Levy Member; $101 nonmember Length: 19 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 514325A7 Mar 21-May 26 Tu/F 10:30am-Noon 524306A7 June 6-Aug 11 Tu/F 10:30am-Noon

FELDENKRAIS Using a combination of guided attention and pleasant, purposeful movement, this method of Feldenkrais guides you through the essential dynamic relationships in a particular pattern of movement and action. Awareness Through Movement teaches you the secrets to reducing unnecessary muscular effort and improve your awareness of your whole self in action. No class May 5. Instructor: Robin Sterling Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 55 yrs. and up Fee, Spring session: $54 Levy Member; $69 nonmember Fee, Summer session: $60 Levy Member; $75 nonmember Class # Dates Days Time 514328A7 Mar 24-May 26 F 10:30-11:30am 524309A7 June 9-Aug 11 F 10:30-11:30am

A.F. & AGELESS GRACE EXERCISE PROGRAM This class is an active exercise class for all abilities designed for people with arthritis, people recovering from surgery, and people wanting to increase their strength, balance, and stamina while having fun. We use gentle, easy to learn movements based on the science of neuroplasticity to help prevent cognitive decline and to increase joint flexibility and range of motion. The class is done in a chair with some optional standing and walking. No class July 4. Instructor: Susan Mendelsohn/Denise Rosenfeld Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 55 yrs. and up Fee, Spring session: $80, Levy Member; $95 nonmember Fee, Summer session: $76, Levy Member; $91 nonmember Class # Dates Days Time 514329A7 Mar 21-May 25 Tu, Th 10-10:45am 524310A7 June 6-Aug 10 Tu, Th 10-10:45am

CORE FOR BETTER BALANCE This class integrates gentle, yet challenging, movements to increase flexibility, strength and balance. All of the exercises use mind/body techniques to increase memory and brain function and can be modified for beginning through intermediate students. The routines can be performed standing or sitting in a chair, so adults at any fitness level will feel comfortable participating. No class July 4. Instructors: Susan Mendelsohn and Denise Rosenfeld Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 55 yrs. and up Fee, Spring session: $80 Levy Member; $95 nonmember Fee, Summer session: $76 Levy Member; $91 nonmember Length: 20 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 514330A7 Mar 21-May 25 Tu, Th 11-11:45am 524311A7 June 6-Aug 10 Tu, Th 11-11:45am

STRETCHING CLASS A total-body stretch class is great for relaxing, stretching and lengthening tight muscles. Stretching is important for people of all ages. One of the greatest benefits of stretching is that you’re able to increase your range of motion, which means your limbs and joints can move through a greater range, helping to ward off injury. Other benefits of stretching include reduced muscle tension, enhanced muscular coordination, increased blood circulation and higher energy levels. Instructors: Marla Lampert Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 55 yrs. and up Fee: $60 Levy Member; $75 nonmember Length: 10 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 514340A7 Mar 22-May 24 W 9:30-10:15am 524342A7 June 7-Aug 9 W 9:30-10:15am

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Yoga BEGINNING YOGA FOR SENIORS Discover the benefits of yoga postures and controlled breathing—you’ll improve the flexibility of your body and mind. You must be able to easily transfer from standing to sitting and lying down. No previous yoga experience necessary, just an open mind to explore new experiences. Please wear non-binding clothing; mats are provided and shoes are not needed for class. No class July 4. Instructor: Betsy Murphy, RN Location: Levy Center Age: 55 yrs. and up Fee, Spring session: $90 Levy Member; $105 nonmember Fee, Summer session: $86 Levy Member; $101 nonmember Class # Dates Days Time 514322A7 Mar 21-May 25 Tu, Th 9:30-10:30am 524303A7 June 6-Aug 10 Tu, Th 9:30-10:30am

CONTINUING YOGA FOR SENIORS This class is designed for participants who have previous yoga experience with Betsy Murphy. Please wear non-binding clothing; mats are provided; shoes are not needed for class. No class July 4. Instructor: Betsy Murphy, RN Location: Levy Center Age: 55 yrs. and up Fee, Spring session: $90 Levy Member; $105 nonmember Fee, Summer session: $86 Levy Member; $101 nonmember Length: 20 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 514313A7 Mar 21-May 25 Tu, Th 8:15-9:15am 524325A7 June 6-Aug 10 Tu, Th 8:15-9:15am

SILVERSNEAKERS YOGA Silversneakers Yoga will move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of seated and standing postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity. Some Medicare recipients qualify to take this class at no charge. Please call Bob Russo at 847-448-8283 to find out if you qualify. There is no charge for Silversneakers members. Instructor: Barbaba Meyer Location: Levy Center Age: 55 yrs. and up Fee: $60, Levy member; $75 nonmember Length: 10 sessions Class # Dates Day Time 514316A7 March 22nd-May 24th W 9:30-10:15am 524341A 7June 7th- Aug 9th W 9:30-10:15am


GENTLE CHAIR YOGA FOR SENIORS

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If you are interested in exploring yoga, but are less ambulatory or not able to transfer easily, join this class. No experience necessary, all are welcome. We will explore the mind-body practices of yoga seated in a chair or using the chair for support in standing poses. Learn yoga movement, breathing and relaxation practices to increase flexibility of mind and body. Please wear comfortable clothing. No class July 4. Instructor: Betsy Murphy, RN Location: Levy Center Age: 55 yrs. and up Fee, Spring session: $90 Levy Member; $105 nonmember Fee, Summer session: $86 Levy Member; $101 nonmember

Sign up for Cardio, Strength & Stretch and Zumba Gold® and save! For those of you looking for a 3 day a week class, this is the one for you. All classes combine aerobic activity, strength training and stretching. Classes on Monday and Wednesdays meet 10:30–11:30am; Friday classes meet 9:30–10:30am. No class on May 5. Instructors: Marla Lampert and Judy Mooney Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 55 yrs. and up Fee, Spring session: $116 Levy Member; $131 nonmember Fee, Summer session: $120 Levy Member; $135 nonmember

Class # Dates Days Time 514339A7 Mar 21-May 25 Tu, Th 10:45-11:45am 524339A7 June 6-Aug 10 Tu, Th 10:45-11:45am

Flexible Day Offerings Not able to attend all the days offered? For these four classes, you can sign up for just one or two days a week at a reduced fee. Register in person at the Levy Center or by phone at 847-448-8250. This option is not available online.

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SILVER SNEAKERS

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You’ll have fun and move to music in a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement, and activity for daily living skills. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a ball are offered for resistance; a chair is used for seated and/or standing support. Some Medicare recipients qualify to take this class at no charge. Please call Bob Russo at 847-448-8283 to find out if you qualify. Classes are held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1–2pm and Fridays from 11:30am–12:30pm. No class May 5. Instructors: Marla Lampert (M), Barbara Meyer (W), and Amanda Hart (F) Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 55 yrs. and up Fee, 29 sessions: $100 Levy Member; $115 nonmember Fee, 30 sessions: $105 Levy Member; $120 nonmember Length: 10 sessions

CARDIO/ZUMBA GT COMBO

Class # Dates Days Time 514308A7 Mar 20-May 26 M, W, F 10:30-11:30am 524321A7 June 5-Aug 11 M, W, F 10:30-11:30am

Tai Chi TAI CHI Tai Chi is a relaxing, gentle, flowing exercise coordinating movement, breath and mind. Tai Chi benefits people of all physical abilities. You’ll increase your flexibility, coordination, balance and circulation. No registration allowed after week two. No class May 5. Instructor: Evelyn Thompson Location: Levy Center Age: 55 yrs. and up Fee, Spring session: $63 Levy Member; $78 nonmember Fee, Summer session: $70 Levy Member; $85 nonmember Class # Dates Days Time 514327A7 Mar 24-May 26 F 9-10:30am 524307A7 June 9-Aug 11 F 9-10:30am

CARDIO, STRENGTH & STRETCH

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This class combines a cardio workout with strength training and stretching. Participants will do low impact aerobics and use hand weights, resistance tubing and balls to build strength and anaerobic endurance. No class May 5. Instructors: Marla Lampert (M,W) and Barbara Meyer (F) Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 55 yrs. and up Fee, Spring session: $116 Levy Member; $131 nonmember Fee, Summer session: $110 Levy Member; $135 nonmember Class # Dates Days Time 514326A7 Mar 20-May 26 M, W, F 10:30-11:30am 524308A7 June 5-Aug 11 M, W, F 10:30-11:30am

TOTAL WELLNESS

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This comprehensive, balanced program includes aerobic movement, weight and resistance training, core strength exercises and stretching. Join us for a gentle, yet thorough, fitness class that will help you attain complete wellness. Monday and Wednesday class meets 11:30am–12:30pm; Friday class meets 1–2pm. No class May 5. Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 55 yrs. and up Fee, Spring session: $116 Levy Member; $131 nonmember Fee, Summer session: $110 Levy Member; $135 nonmember

TAI CHI FOR ARTHRITIS & FALL PREVENTION Experience the benefits of Tai Chi in a program specifically developed for people with arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions. The gentle slow movements, upright stance and powerful healing qi gong exercises will help you increase mobility, improve balance, strengthen muscles and release tension in the body without overstressing the joints. No class July 4. Instructor: Carolyn Martinez Location: Levy Center Age: 55 yrs. and up Fee, Spring session: $60 Levy Member;$75 nonmember Fee, Summer session: $54 Levy Member;$69 nonmember Class # 514323A7 514318A7 524304A7 524320A7

Dates Mar 21-May 23 Mar 21-May 23 June 6-Aug 8 June 6-Aug 8

Days Tu Tu Tu Tu

Time 1-2pm 2:15-3:15pm 1-2pm 2:15-3:15pm

Level Beg. Interm. Beg. Interm.

Class # Dates Days Time 514306A7 Mar 20-May 26 M, W, F 11:30am-12:30pm 524318A7 June 5-Aug 11 M, W, F 11:30am-12:30pm

Class # Dates Day Time Length 513307A7 Mar 20-May 26 M, W, F 1-2pm 29 524302A7 June 5-Aug 11 M, W, F 1-2pm 30

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Age 55+ Trips

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All senior trips leave from and return to the Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge, Evanston. For more information, please call the Levy Senior Center 847-448-8250.

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS The Scottsboro Boys has been hailed as one of the most visionary and controversial musicals to grace the stages of Broadway and London. Nominated for 12 Tony Awards, and presented in the style of the notorious “minstrel show”, this true-life story of nine African American teenagers accused and put on trial in Memphis for a crime they did not commit is one of the most infamous events in our country’s history, igniting the start of the modern civil rights movement. Join us for this moving musical. Lunch will be included. Please stop by the Levy Center for more information or call 847-448-8250. Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 55 yrs. and up Fee: $51 Levy Member; $66 nonmember Length: 1 session Class # Dates 514004A7 Mar 2

Days Time Th 10am-5pm

UNTOUCHABLE TOUR Enjoy a journey into the past as we cruise the city in search of the old hoodlum haunts, brothels, gambling dens and sites of gangland shootouts. This trip will include lunch after the tour at the Rainforest Cafe. Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 55 yrs. and up Fee: $50 Levy Member; $65 nonmember Length: 1 session Class # Dates Days Time 514005A7 April 6 Th 10am-4pm

CHICAGO Recipient of six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy and thousands of standing ovations across the globe, this razzle-dazzle musical is the #1 longest running American musical in Broadway history. Filled with fame, fortune, and all that jazz this edge-of-your seat story features one Fosse show stopper after another. If you liked the Academy Award winning film, you’ll love this live production re-imagined for the Drury Lane stage. Lunch will be a choice of Lake Trout or Bistro Steak. Please make your selection at the time if registration. Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 55 yrs. and up Fee: $60 Levy Member; $75 nonmember Length: 1 session Class # Dates Days Time 514006A7 May 10 W 10:15am-5:30pm

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Hit the road with Susan Currier on historic Route 66! Travel this American highway singing special songs at every stop. Before the show enjoy White Fence Farm’s famous four piece chicken dinner, baked potato, coleslaw, pickled beets, kidney bean salad, cottage cheese, corn fritters and vanilla ice cream for dessert. Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 55 yrs. and up Fee: $50 Levy Member; $65 nonmember Length: 1 session

Leisure & Enrichment BEGINNING BRIDGE Have you ever wanted to learn how to play Bridge? Here is your chance. Learn about bidding, point counting and response to bids. No class May 5. Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 55 yrs. and up Fee: $36 Levy Member; $51 nonmember Length: 6 sessions

Class # Dates Days Time 524009A7 June 14 W 10:30am-4:30pm

Class # 514181A7 514181B7 524138A7

BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY

INTERMEDIATE BRIDGE

A chance encounter becomes a second chance at so much more. This stunning two-time Tony Award winning Broadway musical features gorgeous, soulful music by Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade, Songs for a New World) and a book by Pulitzer Prize winner Marsha Norman (The Secret Garden, The Color Purple). The Bridges of Madison County is a sweeping romance about the roads we travel, the doors we open and the bridges we dare to cross. Lunch will be included. Check with the Levy Center for more information. Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 55 yrs. and up Fee: $65 Levy Member; $80 nonmember Length: 1 session

Have you played Bridge but need some brush up in rules & terms? Then this is the class for you. To participate in the intermediate class, you should know ranking of suits, point count, opening bid requirements, and generally understand how to play hands at a beginning level. No class May 5. Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 55 yrs. and up Fee: $36 Levy Member; $51 nonmember Length: 6 sessions

Class # Dates Days Time 524010A7 July 12 W 10am-4:30pm

CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES Join Levy Senior Center as we travel to the Fireside Theatre in Ft. Atkinson, WI. The church basement kitchen throughout much of America is often the heart and soul of any church. In Church Basement Ladies we meet the pastor, three cooks and one daughter who run the kitchen and care for the congregation. As in any kitchen, problems arise. We watch as the four women handle a Lutefisk Dinner, a funeral, an Easter Fund Raiser, and, of course, a wedding. They stave off potential disasters, have loads of fun, share and debate recipes, instruct the young, and keep the pastor on a steady course. This musical comedy, which has charmed audiences all over the nation, is funny, heart-warming, and down to earth. It will bring back memories of many people you know and love. Lunch will be included Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 55 yrs. and up Fee: $73 Levy Member; $88 nonmember Length: 1 session Class # Dates Days Time 524012A7 Aug 17 Th 8am-6pm

Class # 514182A7 514182B7 524123A7

Dates Mar 3-April 7 April 28-June 2 July 7-Aug 11

Dates Mar 3-April 7 April 28-June 9 July 7-Aug 11

Days F F F

Days F F F

Time 1-3pm 1-3pm 1-3pm

Time 10:30am-12:30pm 10:30am-12:30pm 10:30am-12:30pm


Technology ONE ON ONE COMPUTER TRAINING Have you upgraded your technology, but don’t have time to read the online manual? Sign up for one-onone sessions at the Levy Center with a computer instructor from Computer Training and Support Services. Adults of all ages are welcome. The fee is per hour. Call 847-448-8250 to schedule. Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 18 yrs. and up Fee: $55 Levy Member; $70 nonmember

BEGINNING COMPUTER I Students will learn basic computing skills. This class introduces students to the essential parts of the computer, the mouse, keyboard, computer screen and printer. Each student will be provided hands on computer tutoring and build up their confidence to overcome “computer phobia”. If time permits, this course may cover some general use of the Internet Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 55 yrs. and up Fee: $95 Levy Member; $110 nonmember Length: 4 sessions, 2 hrs. classes with 10 min. break Class # Dates 514116A7 April 3-24 524111A7 Aug 7-28

Days Time M 1-3pm M 1-3pm

BEGINNING COMPUTER II This basic computer class is designed to introduce students to the basics of word processing and computer file management. Students will learn how to create, save and retrieve documents while also using and learning key tools of word processing. If you stumble in writing an email, a letter or navigating about the computer this class is perfect for your needs. Also explored in this class will be some general usage of the Internet. Prerequisite: Beginning Computers 1 or some basic computer literacy. Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 55 yrs. and up Fee: $95 Levy Member; $110 nonmember Length: 4 sessions, 2 hrs. classes with 10 min. break Class # Dates Days Time 514164A7 May 1-22 M 1-3pm

INTRO TO APPLE IPAD BASICS

INTRO TO APPLE IPAD CAMERA AND VIDEO

INTRO TO APPLE IPHONE BASICS

This class will introduce students to use of the camera and video functions of the device, how organize photos, how to edit photos and videos and how to share photos and videos with friends and family. Become familiar with the many powerful but yet easy to use features you device has to offer. A valid email account must be setup and properly working to attend this class. Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 55 yrs. and up Fee: $40 Levy Member, $55 nonmember Length: 1 session

This class is designed to teach students the fundamental uses of the device. Some of the topics covered will be turning the device off and on, use of standby, volume controls including mute, securing your device, understanding the rotation lock and unlock feature and connecting to a Wireless HotSpot (WiFi), use of the Control Center and also Notification Center. Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 55 yrs. and up Fee: $40 Levy Member, $55 nonmember Length: 1 session

Class # Dates Days Time 514185A7 April 27 Th 10am-Noon

Class # Dates Days Time 514183A7 May 11 Th 10am-Noon

INTRO TO APPLE IPAD INTERNET BASICS

INTRO TO APPLE IPHONE EMAIL USE

This class teaches students how to use an app built into the device called “Safari” which is how the Internet is accessed. Students will learn how to use Safari safety by configuring settings for secure Internet browsing. Students will learn how to use their device to look things up of interest while also understanding some general use of Safari such as saving web pages for quick and easy access at a later time. Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 55 yrs. and up Fee: $40 Levy Member, $55 nonmember Length: 1 session

This class teaches students the general use of email which includes, how to compose, send, reply and forward email messages all via typing or if your device allows, using your voice which then converts to text. How to add contacts to the address book and how to cleanup unwanted messages. A valid email account must be setup and properly working to attend this class. Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 55 yrs. and up Fee: $40 Levy Member, $55 nonmember Length: 1 session

Class # Dates Days Time 514186A7 April 20 Th 10am-Noon

Class # Dates Days Time 514188A7 May 18 Th 10am-Noon

INTRO TO APPLE IPAD EMAIL USE

INTRO TO IPHONE INTERNET USE

This class teaches students the general use of email which includes, how to compose, send, reply and forward email messages all via typing or if your device allows, using your voice which then converts to text. How to add contacts to the address book and how to cleanup unwanted messages. A valid email account must be setup and properly working to attend this class. Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 55 yrs. and up Fee: $40 Levy Member, $55 nonmember Length: 1 session

This class teaches students how to use an app built into the device called “Safari” which is how the Internet is accessed. Students will learn how to use Safari safety by configuring settings for secure Internet browsing. Students will learn how to use their device to look things up of interest while also understanding some general use of Safari such as saving web pages for quick and easy access at a later time. Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 55 yrs. and up Fee: $40 Levy Member, $55 nonmember Length: 1 session

Class # Dates 514187A7 April 13

Class # Dates Days Time 514189A7 May 25 Th 10am-Noon

Days Time Th 10am-Noon

This class is designed to teach students the fundamental uses of the device. Some of the topics covered will be turning the device off and on, use of standby, volume controls including mute, securing your device, understanding the rotation lock and unlock feature and connecting to a Wireless HotSpot (WiFi), use of the Control Center and also Notification Center. Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 55 yrs. and up Fee: $40 Levy Member, $55 nonmember Length: 1 session

INTRO TO APPLE IPHONE CAMERA AND VIDEO USE

INTRO TO APPLE IPHONE APPS AND APP STORE

This class will introduce students to use of the camera and video functions of the device, how organize photos, how to edit photos and videos and how to share photos and videos with friends and family. Become familiar with the many powerful but yet easy to use features you device has to offer. Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 55 yrs. and up Fee: $40 Levy Member, $55 nonmember Length: 1 session

Class # Dates 514135A7 April 6

Students attending this class will become familiar on the general use of apps installed on their devices along with learning how to obtain apps from the Apple App Store which is available to all Apple users with a valid Apple ID and password. A valid Apple ID and Password is required in order to attend this class. Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 55 yrs. and up Fee: $40 Levy Member, $55 nonmember Length: 1 session

Class # Dates Days Time 524130A7 June 1 Th 10am-Noon

Class # Dates Days Time 524136A7 June 15 Th 10am-Noon

Days Time Th 10am-Noon

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Lakefront Activities Lakefront Activities

FEE ASSISTANCE AND FREE SEASON BEACH PASS PROGRAM

TUBING PARTIES

Beach Office Information

TEEN OUTREACH BEACH PASSES

Dempster St. Beach Office Open daily May 20–Sept. 4 10am-7:30pm Dempster St. at Lake Michigan (1251 Lake Shore Blvd) 847-866-4167 Clark St. Beach Office June 10–Sept. 4: 10:30am-7:15pm Clark Street at Lake Michigan (1811 Sheridan Rd.)

Teens ages 13–18 yrs. who may not otherwise be able to go to the beach may pick up a 10-punch pass for free beach visits at community centers and the main Evanston Public Library. Proof of Evanston residency is required. Please call 311 for details.

Due to popular demand, you can now host a tubing party. The City of Evanston will provide a boat, driver, an additional lifeguard, personal flotation devices and tube and will take you and your guests on an exhilarating trip on Lake Michigan. Your guests will have access to a reserved space on Dempster St. Beach for mingling, as well as access to Greenwood Beach for swimming. Tubing parties can be held weekdays, 4:30–7:30pm and weekends, 3:30–7:30pm, schedule permitting. Tubing is allowed for individuals 8 years and up. Book your party in person at the Dempster St. Beach Office. Full refunds apply for cancellations due to weather or equipment failure. There’s a limit of 20 tubers and 35 total participants. Waiver and swim test required. Fee, 2½ hour party: $450 R/$650 NR To register, call 847-866-2913

BEACH LOCATIONS NORTH TO SOUTH:

SAND CASTLE BUILDING CONTEST

Beaches open for the season Memorial Day weekend! A beach token or daily pass is needed for admission to Evanston’s five public swimming beaches.

Beach Information & Hours

Beach season: May 27–Sept. 4 (Labor Day) Beach hours: May 27–June 9: 11am-6pm June 10–Sept. 4: 10:30am–7:30pm Free beach days: Mondays from July 3–August 28, 2017 for Evanston residents at Clark St. Beach (Proof of residency required) Daily beach passes: $8 for those age 12 yrs. and up $6 for children age 1–11 yrs. Free for children under age one Daily passes are sold at beach entrances and Dempster St. Beach Office. Cash only, except for Clark St. Beach. Purchased April 1–June 9: Evanston or Skokie resident: $26 other nonresident: $42 Purchased June 10–July 31: Evanston or Skokie resident: $34 other nonresident: $58 Purchased Aug. 1–Sept. 4 (Labor Day): Evanston or Skokie resident: $17 other nonresident: $29 Where to purchase season passes: Morton Civic Center, community centers starting April 1. Also at the Dempster St. Beach Office, beginning on May 20 and the Clark St. Beach Office, beginning on June 10.

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Fee assistance is available to qualified Evanston residents based on family size and income. The City of Evanston will distribute 1,050 free season beach passes this year to qualified Evanston residents through the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Dept. and social service agencies. The Evanston Parks and Recreation Board’s dedicated Beach Pass Fund accepts donations which are restricted to providing beach passes to income eligible residents.

1. Lighthouse Beach 2611 Sheridan Rd. just north of Central St. 2. Clark Street Beach 1811 Sheridan Rd. Clark St. at Sheridan Rd. 3. Greenwood Beach 1401 Sheridan Rd. Greenwood St. at the lakefront 4. Lee St. Beach 1111 Lake Shore Blvd. between Lee St. and Greenleaf St. on Lake Shore Blvd. 5. South Blvd. Beach 525 Sheridan Square Sheridan Sq. off Sheridan Rd.

Prizes will be awarded, including largest castle, best family effort, etc. Bring your own buckets, shovels, sculpting tools, etc. The rain date is Monday, July 24. Location: Clark Street Beach Age: All ages Contest admission: Free, beach admission fee applies. Length: 1 session Class # Dates Days Time 722101A7 July 17 M 5:30-7:30pm

LEARN TO SAIL OR KAYAK The Evanston Recreation Division offers lessons in sailing and kayaking on Lake Michigan. Call to schedule private lessons at your convenience. Private sailing lessons are available on our day sailing boats and group lessons in kayaking are offered. Fee assistance is not available. New students will not be accepted after August 1. To register or for more information, please call the Dempster St. Beach Office (after Memorial Day) at 847-866-4167. Location: Dempster St. Beach 1251 Lakeshore Blvd., Dempster at the lake. Age: 14 yrs. and up Date: June 10 through Sept. 4

Private sailing classes Fee, four 1-hour lessons: $200 R/$250 NR

Group kayaking classes

SKOKIE POOL ADMISSION The City of Evanston and Skokie Park District have a reciprocal agreement that allows Skokie residents to buy Evanston season beach tokens at our resident rate and allows Evanston residents to buy a Skokie pool season pass at their resident rate. Pool passes are valid at both Skokie Water Playground and Devonshire Aquatic Center. Evanston residents will be charged the nonresident walk-up daily fee, which varies depending on location and age. Pool passes go on sale April 1; the early-season discounted pass sale ends in June. For more information call 847-674-1500 or visit www.skokieparkdistrict.org

Fee per student for two 1-hour lessons: $60 R/$80 NR


WATERCRAFT RENTAL

CHURCH STREET POWER BOAT RAMP

HISTORIC KAYAK TOURS

The Evanston Recreation Division rents watercraft by the hour, the day, or the season! Adults can rent one of our day sailing boats; stand up paddle boards or one of our kayaks (single and tandem). Come to the Dempster St. Beach Office during operating hours. Life jackets are available and required for all passengers. You’ll need to show a valid driver’s license or state ID. Fee assistance is not available. Parents/caregivers are allowed to take children age 6 years and up on the boat with them. Only one person allowed on a paddleboard at a time. Rentals can be cancelled or limited to more capable boaters based on the weather. Location: Dempster St. Beach Office Age: 18 yrs. and up (age 14–18 yrs. with written parent permission or age 6–18 yrs. with parent in vessel) Early season days/times: May 27, 28 and 29 (Memorial Day), June 3 and 4, 11am-6pm Season days/times: June 10-Sept. 4. Weekday rentals start at 3:30pm, watercraft must be in by 7:30pm (limited number of watercraft from 3:30-4:30pm). Weekend rentals start at 11am; watercraft must be in by 7pm. Holiday hours are the same as weekends.

The Church Street Power Boat Ramp is for the launching of power boats, personal watercraft (jet skis), and large sailboats, that require a trailer to launch. Season launch permits, which include a parking hang tag and card for the entrance gate, are required for the Church Street Power Boat Ramp. The ramp opens approximately May 1 and closes at the end of October. Information about obtaining a Church St. Launch permit can be found at www.cityofevanston.org/boatlaunch. Questions? Call 847-448-8046.

The City of Evanston and Wateriders are offering a unique look at Evanston’s history and architecture from the peaceful platform of a kayak. No experience is required. Stops include the wreck of the George Morley, the Grosse Point Lighthouse and the Baha’i House of Worship (Temple) in Wilmette. If you will be participating as a couple with our kayak, one person should register and pay the “city’s kayak” fee and the other person should register and pay the “BYO kayak” fee. Instructors: Wateriders Location: Meet at Dempster St. Beach Office Age: 14+ yrs. or 10-14 yrs. with an adult Fee (our kayak): $50 R/$60 NR Fee (your kayak): $30 R/$35 NR Length: 1 session

Vessel Type Kayak, single or double Stand Up Paddleboard Barnett 1400 Hobie 16'

Evanston Res. $25/45 min. $40/1 hr. 45 min. $75/3 hrs.45 min. $25/45 min. $40/1 hr. 45 min. $75/3 hrs. 45min. $30/45 min. $45/1 hr. 45 min. $80/3 hrs. 45 min. $50/45 min.

Nonres. $35/45 min. $50/1 hr. 45 min. $95/3 hrs. 45 min. $35/45 min. $50/1 hr. 45 min. $95/3 hrs. 45 min. $40/45 min. $55/1 hr. 45 min. $100/3 hrs. 45 min. $60/45 min.

Save with a punch pass 15 punched at 45 min.: $275 R/$375 NR. Unlimited Season Rental: $600 R/$800 NR. Passes are valid only during season purchased. Reservation for boats can be made starting the day before with a maximum of one hour and 45 minutes reserved on a single day.

DEMPSTER ST. LAUNCH FACILITY The Dempster St. Launch Facility is for the launching, retrieval and storage of non-motorized vessels, small sailboats (Sunfish, Laser, Force 5, Zuma, etc.), catamarans, windsurfing boards, canoes, stand up paddleboards and kayaks. Information about obtaining a Dempster St. Launch Facility permit or enrolling on a waitlist for storage can be found at www.cityofevanston.org/boatlaunch. Questions? Call 847-448-8046.

Launch only Rates Season Daily

Ev. Resident Nonres $180 $230 $25 $35

Rates Season Permit

Ev. Resident $300

Nonres. $550

KAYAK FISHING TRIPS Learn the art of fishing in and around the shores of Evanston under your own power in this catchand-release program. We will teach you cast and retrieve techniques, as well as lure/bait choice to best maximize your Great Lake fishing adventure! We’ll target smallmouth bass, perch, bluegill and more. Each class has a quick on-shore demo and 90 minutes on the water. All of the necessary equipment is provided except a fishing license. Fee assistance is not available. Location: Meet at Dempster St. Beach Office Age: 14 yrs. and up; youth age 10-14 yrs. may enroll if with an adult, in the same kayak Fee (our kayak): $50 R/$60 NR Fee (your kayak): $30 R/$35 NR Length: 1 session w/ kayak w/o kayak w/ kayak w/o kayak w/ kayak w/o kayak

Class # 722001A7 722001B7 722001C7 722001D7 722001E7 722001F7

Dates June 23 June 23 July 7 July 7 July 28 July 28

Days F F F F F F

Time 6-7:45pm 6-7:45pm 6-7:45pm 6-7:45pm 6-7:45pm 6-7:45pm

Dates June 14-28 June 14-28 July 12-26 July 12-26 June 15-29 June 15-29 July 13-27 July 13-27

Days W W W W Th Th Th Th

Dates June 15 June 15 June 30 June 30 July 14 July 14

Days Th Th F F F F

Time 6-7:45pm 6-7:45pm 6-7:45pm 6-7:45pm 6-7:45pm 6-7:45pm

SCHEDULE YOUR OWN HISTORICAL KAYAK TOUR Gather five or more friends and let’s see if we can arrange a twilight tour to meet your schedule! The same fees apply. Call 847-866-4167 (beach season) or 847-866-2913 (preseason).

DOG BEACH

Class begins with 30 minutes of beach yoga, including a centering meditation and basic yogaposes. After a short relaxation, we will have an introduction to stand up paddle boarding and time to take the boards out on the lake. Be sure to bring a beach towel and water bottle. Rain dates for classes starting on June 14 are July 5, June 15 is July 6, July 12 is August 2 and July 13 is August 3. Location: Dempster St. Beach Age: 8 yrs. and up Fee (our paddle board): $100 R/$125 NR Fee (your paddle board): $65 R/$90 NR Length: 4 sessions Class # 722219A7 722219B7 722219C7 722219D7 722219E7 722219F7 722219G7 722219H7

Class # 722216A7 722216B7 722216C7 722216D7 722216E7 722216F7

Pooch Park and Dog Beach

STAND UP PADDLE BOARD YOGA

w/ board w/o board w/ board w/o board w/ board w/o board w/ board w/o board

w/ kayak w/o kayak w/ kayak w/o kayak w/ kayak w/o kayak

Time 12:15-1:15pm 12:15-1:15pm 12:15-1:15pm 12:15-1:15pm 6:30-7:30pm 6:30-7:30pm 6:30-7:30pm 6:30-7:30pm

Evanston’s Dog Beach is located north of the Church St. Power Boat Ramp, 1631 Sheridan Rd. Admission is restricted to owners/handlers with a Dog Beach pass. Passes are $60 per dog owned by an Evanston resident (60201 or 60202) and $120 per dog owned by a nonresident. The pass is valid from April 1 through late-November. Starting Aug. 1, fees are half-price. Passes may be purchased from 8:30am-5pm weekdays at the Recreation Division, Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave. For more information or to download the application visit www.cityofevanston.org/dogbeach.

POOCH PARK The Skokie Park District and City of Evanston jointly developed this 2.7-acre off-leash area. It is located on the east bank of the North Shore Channel, between Main and Oakton Streets. The park is open 5am–10pm daily, year-round. Pooch Park fees for Evanston or Skokie residents are $45 for the first dog, then$15 for each additional dog. Rules and a list of requirements are available online at www.cityofevanston.org/poochpark, or by contacting the Skokie Park District: 847-674-1500.

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General Information Register Early!

Fee Assistance (Scholarships)

Please register at least a week in advance. Classes which don’t reach a minimum enrollment level are canceled.

Fee assistance is awarded to qualified Evanston residents on a sliding scale according to the number of family members in relation to total family income. Fee assistance is not available for special events or trips. Information regarding the fee assistance application process and the documents needed to verify family income and residency may be obtained at any Evanston Recreation Division community center, the Evanston Ecology Center or the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center. Facility addresses are listed on page 2. Forms may be downloaded at www.cityofevanston. orgrecreationfeeassistance.

Who is a Resident? To receive the Evanston resident rate for a Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department program, you must live in ZIP code 60201 or 60202.

Class Cancellations In case of class changes or program cancellation, we’ll notify you in advance by telephone or postcard. Generally, refunds are issued within two weeks. If circumstances arise causing us to cancel a class session, every effort will be made to schedule a make up class.

Payment Deadline Payment in full is required at registration (except for summer camps, which allow a $50 deposit per child per camp #/session to hold a space until the balance due deadline). You (or your child) will be admitted to a class or program after full payment is made. If your family has been approved for fee assistance, your portion of the fee must be paid in full before you (or your child) will be registered in the class.

Insurance The City of Evanston does not carry hospitalization insurance for program participants. Contact your health care provider for details regarding your individual plan.

Refund Policy Unless the program is canceled by the City, a $5 service fee will be charged for refunds. For classes already in session, refunds will be prorated and issued in the following situations: 1. Written proof of illness or medical problem for the participant or immediate family member prior to or during the program or activity. 2. Written proof that the participant has moved or will move out of the service boundaries of the City of Evanston prior to or during the program or activity. 3. Unusual circumstances which fall into the category of “hardship.” No refunds on Daily, Seasonal or Yearly Activity Passes/Programs These include beach tokens, ice-skating passes, extended care coupons, fitness passes, season launch permits, leagues, dog beach passes and the like.

Camp Transfers and Refunds Summer camps are covered separately from the refund policy listed above. For more information, please contact the City of Evanston Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department at 311 (847-448-4311) or refer to the annual camp guide at www.cityofevanston.org/summercamps.

Child Supervision/Pick-up Policies Parents/guardians are responsible for picking up children promptly at the time the program is scheduled to end. Instructors often have other programs to teach and can’t supervise children for an extended period after the program. Parents or guardians who pick up a child more than five minutes late from a program are assessed a late fee of $10 per child per 15-minute time period. For instance, if the program ends at 4pm and you arrive between 4:06 and 4:21, the late fee is $10. If you call and advise staff that you are running late, we’ll allow a 10-minute grace period, followed by the $10 per 15-minute late fee.

Rentals The City of Evanston rents rooms for meetings or parties (some with kitchen facilities), gymnasiums, auditoriums, ice rinks and the “lagoon” building, Sheridan Rd. at Church St. For information, call 311 (847-448-4311).

Photographs and Videotaping Program participants may be photographed or videotaped. These images may appear in future promotional materials. If you do not want to be included, please tell the photographer. If you don’t want your child photographed, please call 847-448-8041.

Americans with Disabilities Act The City of Evanston’s programs, activities and services are subject to all applicable laws regarding non-discrimination, including the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. The City has established a committee to review its programs and policies, and welcomes suggestions from interested individuals. Reasonable accommodations will be made in recreation programs, activities and services to enable participation by an individual with a disability. To aid staff in making accommodations, please contact them no later than two weeks in advance of the program by calling one of the phone numbers

listed below, by writing or in person (three weeks’ notice is even more helpful). The timeline for summer camps is no later than 10 days in advance of a program. If you have any questions about the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department’s policies regarding ADA, please call 847-866-2914 (voice); 847-448-8064 (TTY); 800-526-0857 (Illinois Relay Center voice transmission).

Equal Opportunity As the City of Evanston has received federal financial assistance, the U.S. Department of the Interior, under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age or handicap. If you believe that you have been subjected to discrimination in any program, activity or facility, or if you desire further information regarding Title VI, please write to: Office for Equal Opportunity, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C. 20240.

E-mail on Registration Form Your e-mail address is just another way to communicate with you. It will not be shared with any third parties.

Registration Go online:

www.cityofevanston.org/register

By Mail:

Send the form on the facing page and payment to: Evanston Recreation Division, Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL 60201. Do not send cash. You may indicate payment by credit card (a receipt will be mailed to you) or include a personal check (your canceled check will serve as your receipt).

In person:

Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center M-F, 8:30-5pm. Community centers accept registrations for most City of Evanston-sponsored programs (see page 2 for phone numbers).

By telephone:

Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center or a community center (see page 2). Register with your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express Card.

How to Initiate a Refund To initiate the refund process, please mail or drop off written notice of your request, along with written proof of illness, moving or hardship (see refund policy), to Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center or the community center where the program is held. Questions? Please call us at 311 (847-448-4311). 40 Evanston life Spring/Summer 2017

The City of Evanston’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department strives to provide you with excellence in recreational programs and services. If you are not satisfied, we request your suggestions, comments, or ideas which will improve our programs.


Registration Form Please register at least one week prior to the first class. Classes without the minimum number of registrations will be canceled. Children must meet the minimum age listed. Proof of age may be required. Fee assistance/class cancellations: see facing page. Questions? Call 311 (847-448-4311) PLEASE PRINT, FILL OUT ALL SPACES AND SIGN THIS FORM.

REGISTRATION FORM FOR CITY OF EVANSTON CLASSES

Parent/Adult Name: __________________________________________________________ Home Phone: (______ )___________________________________________ Address:____________________________________________________________________ Emergency Phone: (______ )________________________________________ City/State/Zip:_______________________________________________________________ Daytime Phone: (______ )__________________________________________ E-mail address:_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Note: * You will be registered for your alternate choice if your first choice is filled or canceled. If someone attending a program has a disability-related need for an accommodation, the Special Recreation office must be called at least two weeks in advance at 847-448-8045; 847-448-8064 (TTY) or 800/526-0857 (IL Relay Ctr.).

LAST NAME

FIRST NAME

SEX

BIRTH DATE

PROGRAM NAME

DAY/TIME

CLASS #

ALTERNATE CLASS #

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CITY OF EVANSTON WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY AGREEMENT Participant’s Name:____________________________________________________________________ Age:________________ Participant Address: _______________________________________________________________________________________ I AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING WAIVER, RELEASE AND INDEMNIFICATION TO ALLOW THE NAMED PARTICIPANT TO PARTICIPATE IN RECREATION ACTIVITIES THAT HAVE AN INCREASED ELEMENT OF RISK. The undersigned participant, or if participant is under 18 years of age, the undersigned parent, guardian or custodian of the above minor participant, requests said participant to participate in the City of Evanston Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department’s program activities. These include, but are not limited to: archery, hiking, biking, sports and skate sports, arts camps, theatre programs, and non-sports based camps. I understand that these activities have an increased element of risk due to the characteristics of the activity and the uncontrollable nature of surrounding elements. These risks may include equipment malfunction or condition(s), loss of control, collisions, obstacles, terrain variation, and unexpected actions by horses or by other people. I understand that other participants may act in a negligent manner that can contribute or cause injury, such as failing to maintain control, not acting within their abilities, or not following rules and instructions. I acknowledge that participation in certain activities including but not limited to those identified in the Illinois Tort Immunity Act, 745 ILCS 10/3-109 are inherently dangerous and involve risk that may cause serious injury and in some cases death. PARTICIPANT, OR IF PARTICIPANT IS UNDER 18, THE UNDERSIGNED PARENT, GUARDIAN, OR CUSTODIAN OF THE ABOVE MINOR HEREBY JOINS IN THE FOREGOING WAIVER AND RELEASES, DISCHARGES AND AGREES NOT TO SUE THE CITY OF EVANSTON, THEIR ELECTED OFFICIALS, OFFICERS, AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, VOLUNTEERS, AND ATTORNEYS, FOR LIABILITY FROM ANY AND ALL LOSS OR DAMAGE, PERSONAL INJURY, PROPERTY DAMAGE OR WRONGFUL DEATH WHETHER CAUSED BY ANY NEGLIGENCE, EITHER ACTIVE OR PASSIVE OF THE CITY, OR OTHERWISE. I understand and agree that I am solely responsible for disclosing any health or physical conditions and that the City has no duty to accommodate any disclosed condition if such accommodation is unreasonable and exceeds Federal, State, or local law(s). Health or physical condition limitations may include recent injury or surgeries, medications, diagnosed or undiagnosed behavioral conditions, and mental and physical limitations. Please list any health or physical limitations or conditions below:

I have read this document and understand that it is a promise not to sue and that I release the City of Evanston, elected officials, employees, agents and attorneys for any and all claims. I considered this Release and Waiver carefully before signing it. If I am signing this document with an electronic signature, I execute this Release and Waiver with the intent to sign the record.

Date:__________________ Signature of Participant If Participant is under 18:_________________________________________________________________________ Date:__________________ Signature of Parent, Guardian or Custodian of Minor:______________________________________________________________________ Payment Area

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Make checks payable to CITY OF EVANSTON and mail to: Evanston Recreation Division, 2100 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL 60201 (last 3 digits on back of cards or 4 digits on front of Am. Express)

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Sports & Leisure Organizations

Contact us

Badminton

Golf

Evanston Badminton Club, Blane Olmos: 847-673-4748; www.midwestbadminton.com

Canal Shores Golf Course: Course Manager, Tom Tully: 847-475-9173; 1030 Central St.; www.canalshores.org Evanston Women’s Golf League, Kate Spector: 847-869-4218 or Shirley Palmer: 847-677-2294.

Baseball/Softball Evanston Baseball & Softball Association (EBSA): www.evanstonbaseball.com; www.evanstonsoftball.com Women’s 14" softball leagues, Marion Flynn: 847-530-8626; flynnmarion@yahoo.com

Basketball COE-POPS and COE-MOMS, Jelani Summers: 847-448-8254 Fellowship of Afro-American Men (FAAM): 847-604-3663 Evanston Small Fry Basketball: www.evanstonsmallfry.com

Hockey Evanston Youth Hockey Assoc. (EYHA), Del Morris: 847-894-1521; www.evanstonhockey.com

Lacrosse Evanston Youth Lacrosse Assoc., Mike Cashion: 847-736-6869; www.evanstonyouthlacrosse.org

Running

Bicycling

Evanston Running Club, Alvah White: 847-682-2482; www.evanstonrunningclub.org

Evanston Bicycle Club: www.evanstonbikeclub.org

Sailing & Kayaking

Birding

Evanston Sail & Kayak Assoc., Payson Wild: 847-492-8165; paysonwild@comcast.net

Evanston North Shore Bird Club, field trips and programs: www.ENSBC.org

Boating Evanston Boat Ramp Assoc., Bill: 847-965-2000; www.great-lakes.org/il/evanstonboat ramp.html

Chess Evanston Chess Club, Maret Thorpe: enter@evanstonchess.org; 847-328-1281; www.evanstonchess.org

Cricket Cricket Club, M. Louis: 847-328-4863

Dancing Dancing Club of Evanston, Doug and Linda Honnold: 847-328-6901; Doug.Honnold@alum.mit.edu; www.dancingclubofevanston.org Evanston Monday Night Folk Dancers: emnfdancers@gmail.com; www.EvanstonFolkDance.org

Football Evanston Junior Wildkit Football, Seth Himrod: jrwildkit@aol.com; www.jrwildkits.com

Football and Cheerleading Evanston Pop Warner (age 5-14, no tryouts-everyone plays) 312-685-0482; evanstonraiders@gmail.com; www.evanstonraiders.com

Gardening Four Seasons Garden Club of Evanston, Susan Cooney: 847-864-6349 Garden Council, Lois Heimbaugh: 847-864-1386 Highland Garden Club, Linda Goranson: 847-475-4357; lgoranson@comcast.net Lincolnwood Garden Club, Gloria Wildenradt: 847-869-6756

CONTACT INFORMATION: City of Evanston Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center 2100 Ridge Avenue Evanston, IL 60201 311: call/text 847-448-4311 www.cityofevanston.org recreation@cityofevanston.org f: 847-448-8051 See page 2 for facility addresses and phone numbers www.cityofevanston.org/parks-recreation Follow @ParkRecEvanston www.facebook.com/EvanstonParksandRecreation instagram @parkrecevanston Download “EvanstonRec” mobile app

Soccer American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO): www.evanstonsoccer.org; hotline: 847-328-2976; commissioner@evanstonsoccer.org; Steve Levine: 847-328-2976 Makers’ Incorporated, Nelo Nightengale: 847-869-2058 Evanston Soccer Assoc., hotline: 847-748-1450; info@teamevanston.com; www.teamevanston.org

Swimming Evanston Masters Swim Team: www.evmasters.org Wildkit Swimming Organization, Kevin Auger: 773-685-7685 www.wildkitaquatics.com YWCA Flying Fishing Aquatics, Pete Caragher: 847-864-8445; www.ywca.org/evanston

Tennis Evanston Community Tennis Assoc., Diana Harris: 847-869-7972; rddharris@comcast.net; www.evanstontennis.org

Windsurfing Evanston Windsurfing Assoc., Dave Tannert: ussurf@gmail.com; www.evanstonwindsurfing.net

Wrestling Evanston Black Kats Wrestling Club, Verzell James: 847-328-2635 Group presidents/commissioners: To change contact information for your group, please call 847-448-8066, or email sowens@cityofevanston.org

Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department Parks, Recreation Division Director: Lawrence C. Hemingway Parks, Recreation Division Assistant Director: Bob Dorneker, CPRP Community Services Division Assistant Director: Karen Hawk Recreation Division Robert Crown Center and Ice Complex Recreation Manager: Ann Marie Heiser Fleetwood-Jourdain Center and Theatre; Mason Park Recreation Manager: Kenneth Cherry Chandler-Newberger Center Recreation Manager: Kevin Wallin, CPRP Lakefront/Municipal Sports/Special Recreation Services Manager: Ray Doerner Community Services Division Levy Senior Center Manager: Theresa Tevsh, CPRP Work Force and Youth & Young Adult Community Services Manager: Kevin L. Brown, J.D. Long Term Care Ombudsman: Audrey Thompson Cultural Arts Program Coordinator: Angela Allyn CPRP = Certified Park and Recreation Professional

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