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Program Guide

Photo Credit: Meagan Adams

2019

Winter


All People Are Welcome


The NEW Robert Crown Community Center and Library Share the experience in January 2020 AMENITIES Two full-sized ice rinks A new branch of the Evanston Public Library An indoor multi-sport athletic space An indoor running track Artificial turf fields Multipurpose community rooms Meeting spaces Redesigned locker rooms Daycare and camp facilities Walking path Additional family vital services and spaces For information concerning program changes due to the center’s transition, please visit cityofevanston.org/newcrown


camp

Evanston 2020 Summer Camp Registration

Feb. 1, 8am–Noon

Online Registration

Online registration open In-person camp registration day

• For residents in 60201 & 60202 zipcode only • Check existing account 24-hrs. prior to registering • New online accounts must be created 24-hrs. prior to registration day • Children’s birthday dates must be correct in account • $25 deposit due per section

Feb. 3, 10am Resident Registration Resumes Waitlist for residents begins

Feb. 10, 10am Open registration for all camps

May 5

In-Person Registration Day • Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave. only • For residents in 60201 & 60202 zipcode only • $25 deposit due per section

Final camp balances due

Visit cityofevanston.org/summercamps or call 311 for assistance.


Table of Contents Special Events Special Events

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Arts Art and Visual Programs Dance Programs Performing Arts Preschool Art Classes

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Athletics Basketball 10-11 Broomball 16 Fencing 12 Figure Skating Classes 17-19 Fitness Rooms 20 Floor Hockey 16 Gymnastics 15 Hockey 16-17 Ice Skating 16 Martial Arts 21 Open Gym 15 Personal Training 20 Pickleball 13 Preschool and Kindergarten Sports 10 Public Skating 16 Roller Skating 13 Self-Defense 21 Tai Chi 19 Teen and Adult Fitness 20 Tennis 12-13 Volleyball 13 Yoga 19

Ecology Ecology Classes 22-23 Family Programs 22 Framers’ Market 23 Parent and Child Classes 22 Rentals 23 Scout Programs 22

Leisure & Enrichment Arts Camp Parties Chandler-Newberger Party Packages Ecology Party Packages Outdoor Sledding Rentals for Special Occasions/Meetings Robert Crown Community Center Rentals Self-Improvement/ Enrichment Winter Break Camps

Facilities

School Programs

24 24 24 24 25 25 24 25

After-School Programs Blue Room Classes Enrichment Programs at Chandler-Newberger Orange Room Classes Robert Crown DCFS Licensed Preschool School Days Off

26 26 26 26 26 26

Special Recreation Special Olympics 29 Special Recreation After School 28 Sports 29 Trips/Special Events 28

Age Spring 55+Break Events Camps Special Events

30-31

Age 55+ Services Services 32

Age 55+ Activities Art Classes 33 Clubs and Groups 37 Dance Classes 34 Fitness 34-35 Leisure & Enrichment 38 Music Classes 33 Pickleball 36 Tai Chi 36 Technology 34 Trips 38 Yoga 36

Chandler-Newberger Community Center 1028 Central St. 847-448-8252 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 cityofevanston.org/beaches Evanston Ecology Center 2024 McCormick Blvd. 847-448-8256 cityofevanston.org/ecology evanstonenvironment.org Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center 1655 Foster St. 847-448-8254 cityofevanston.org/fleetwood Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre 927 Noyes St. 847-866-5915 cityofevanston.org/fjt Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center 1823 Church St. 847-448-8040 cityofevanston.org/gibbsmorrison Levy Senior Center 300 Dodge Ave. 847-448-8250 cityofevanston.org/levy

Information Call 311 for Facility hours Contact us Fee Assistance (Scholarships) General Information Public Parks and Beaches Map Registration Information Registration Form Sports and Leisure Organizations

Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center 2100 Ridge Ave. 847-448-8237 cityofevanston.org

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Mason Park Fieldhouse Church St. at Florence Ave. 847-448-8254 Noyes Cultural Arts Center 927 Noyes St. 847-448-4311 cityofevanston.org/noyes Robert Crown Community Center 1701 Main St. 847-448-8258 cityofevanston.org/crown

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

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Special Events SUNDAY DECEMBER 8 CITY OF EVANSTON IN COLLABORATIONS WITH PURPLE LINE ADVENTURE PLAY PRESENTS: 5TH ANNUAL STICK POP-UP PLAYGROUND Dare the winter and celebrate this holiday season by frolicking outside and building forts out of sticks and (maybe) snow. At this fifth annual pop-up adventure playground we’ll provide a truckload of sticks, cardboard, and other fun play materials. Bring your kids to experience the special excitement of vigorous winter play and don’t leave behind that inner child of yours. Warm clothes are required. Information: 847-448-8263 Location: Baker Park (at Keeney St. and Forest Ave.) Age: All Admission: Free Dates Day Time Dec 8 Su 1-4pm

DECEMBER 7 DANCE IT YOURSELF NUTCRACKER Calling all wanna-be sugar plum fairies and toy soldiers of every age: dig out your sparkles and buff up your dancing shoes. Don’t miss the mother/daughter team of an ETHS student and a former professional dancer, returning again this year with yards of chiffon and lots of tiaras. They have plumbed thrift stores and rummage sales for a broad selection of props, costumes and accessories, so performers of every size can participate in the modulated mayhem. They will lead participants through the story using extralarge Post-ups and Tchaikovsky’s marvelous music. There will be capes and swords for the soldiers, tutus for the ballerinas and you may watch or join in. Information: 847-448-8263 Location: Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center Age: All Admission: Free

DECEMBER 26 A COMMUNITY CELEBRATION OF KWANZAA AT FLEETWOODJOURDAIN COMMUNITY CENTER Join your friends and neighbors in celebrating the first day of Kwanzaa at Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, featuring West African Drumming, Spoken Word and Dancing. Dr. Gilo Kwesi Cornell Logan will preside over the traditional recitation of the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa and the lighting of the Kinara. There will be plenty of hands-on art activities for the entire family along with vendors selling food, beverages and traditional African jewelry. Information: 847-866-5914. Location: Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center Admission: Free Date Day Time Dec 26 Th 6pm

Dates Day Time Dec 7 Sa 1pm

JANUARY 19 DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY OF CELEBRATION AND EVANSTON UNITY

DECEMBER 20 WINTER FEST NOVEMBER 15–17 EVANSTON CHILDREN’S THEATRE PRESENTS FROZEN JR. Based on the Disney film by Jennifer Lee and directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez with the book by Jennifer Lee, Frozen JR. is a story of true love and acceptance between sisters. It expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart. Location: Levy Senior Center Age: All Admission: Tickets are $7 at the door Dates Nov 15 Nov 16 Nov 17

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Days Time F 7pm Sa 3, 7pm Su 3pm

Join us at Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center for the annually Winter Fest. Come out and take pictures with Santa Clause and enjoy some delicious hot chocolate. Decorate your own cookies and create extraordinary arts and crafts. Pizza will be served while supplies last. Location: Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center Admission: FREE Dates Dec 20

Day F

Time 6-8pm

DECEMBER 21, 22 and 28, 29 FLEETWOOD-JOURDAIN THEATRE PRESENTS THE NUTCRACKER(ISH) RETURNS! The Nutcracker meets The Wizard of Oz in this popular holiday show; combining ballet and theatre with the Tchaikovsky score you know and love. Join Clara, Toto, the Nutcracker and their new friends as they journey to have their holiday wishes granted by the mysterious Sorceress. Make it a shared family outing to be remembered. Last year all four performances sold out, so purchase tickets today for the entire family. Information: 847-866-5914 Location: Noyes Cultural Arts Center Age: All Admission: $20 online tickets; $25 at the door Purchase online tickets: fjtheatre.com

Evanston Parks, Recreation and Community Services Winter Program Guide 2019

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre invites all Evanstonians to celebrate Dr. King’s legacy through music, and a very special guest keynote speaker. The day promises to be inspiring and entertaining, bringing people from all over Evanston together demonstrating that in Evanston, we demand equality for ALL people. Bring the entire family for a show of Evanston Unity. Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center will provide a light lunch and beverages after the program. Information: 847-866-5914. Location: Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center Age: All Admission: Free Date Day Time Jan 19 Su 3pm


FEBUARY 10 BLACK EVANSTONIAN HISTORY MAKERS UP CLOSE Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre is hosting a very special meet and greet evening with several Evanstonians who forged a better path for a community in need of hope and change. Hear their stories of adversity and triumph firsthand. Bring your children to this historical event to meet these extraordinary people up close. This will be a memorable evening that you and your family will cherish for a lifetime. Light snacks and beverages will be served. Information: 847-866-5914. Location: Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center Age: All; Admission: Free Date Day Time Feb 10 Mon 7pm

FEBRUARY 10 DADDY-DAUGHTER DANCE Dads order your corsage and invite your daughter to our special Valentine’s Day Daddy-Daughter dance. Light refreshments, fun activities, dancing and a special photo area for families to take their own Daddy-Daughter photo. Father/Daughter Registration: required for both Location: Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center Age: 2-12 yrs. Admission: $10 per person Class # Dates 442902A9 Feb 10

Evanston Outdoor Ice Skating Rink Locations Ackerman Park

Central at McDaniel Ave.

Arrington Lagoon at Dawes Park Sheridan Rd. at Church St.

Baker Park

Forest Ave. at Keeney St.

For more information and rink status: visit cityofevanston. org/outdooricerinks or call 847-448-0034

Days Time Su 3-5pm

FEBUARY 23 THE FJT LEGENDS CONCERT: ARETHA, ETTA and LUTHER A concert for the ages you don’t want to miss. This will be a soul-stirring musical homage to Aretha Franklin, Etta James and Luther Vandross featuring three powerhouse singers; Qiana McNary (Crowns and Aretha Franklin Tribute Concert), Madra Thomas (Lady Day At Emerson Bar & Grill and Crowns) and Ricky Harris (Crowns). Along with the Reginald Thomas Band, they will perform a concert jam-packed with unforgettable songs. Included: a full post-concert Hecky’s Barbecue dinner buffet with beer, wine and desserts. Purchase your tickets today before we are sold out. Information: 847-866-5914. Location: Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center Age: Adults; Admission: $30 online, $40 at the door Purchase online tickets: fjtheatre.com

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre Premium Gold Member Card Enjoy three plays, a rockin’ concert the season ending Harlem Renaissance Jazz & Dance Party and several 2020 Summertime Season specials. Purchase the Premium Gold Member card: FJTheatre.com Fee: $75, a 50% savings until Dec. 31, 2019 View the upcoming season’s lineup: announced Dec. 2, 2019 Information: 847-866-5914 Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre is an award winning professional theatre company supported by the City of Evanston.

Date Day Time Feb 23 Su 3pm To register, call 847-448-4311 or visit cityofevanston.org

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Arts Preschool Arts Classes Dance Programs

Performing Arts

TOT ROCK

CREATIVE MOVEMENT

Maracas and clackers and tambourines, too; it’s musical fun just for you. Tot Rock is a unique music and learning program designed specifically for 1 year olds. Each session focuses on a new educational theme that incorporates hand held instruments, play props, sensory integration, coordination exercises, and socialization. Structured and unstructured time is included in each class. Sing, dance and play today. Parent, guardian or nanny must attend class with the child. No class on Nov. 30. Information: rockitkids.com Location: Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center Age: 6 months-1 yrs. Fee: $72 R/$82 NR Length: 5 sessions

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 is included. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 2.5-5 yrs. Fee: $100 R/$120 NR Length: 9 sessions

EVANSTON CHILDREN’S THEATRE AUDITIONS

Class # Dates 031101B9 Nov 2-Dec 7

Come and learn the original Chicago style of stepping in a open Friendly atmosphere with Hands-On instructions. Learn the history evolution and etiquette of stepping, basic steps and turns, starting the dance and all the other necessary how when and why of stepping and beyond. Location: Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center Age: 25 yrs. and up Fee: $78 R/$88 NR Length: 10 sessions

Days Time Sa 9:30-10:15am

MOM AND TOT ARTS A full contact exploratory arts class led by early childhood educators: a caregiver and child explore the visual arts with weekly themes. Location: Noyes Cultural Arts Center Age: 1-3.5 yrs. Fee: $72 R/$75 NR Length: 6 sessions Class # 941601A0 941601B0 941601C0 941601D0

Dates Jan 7-Feb 11 Jan 8-Feb 12 Feb 18-Mar 24 Feb 19-Mar 25

Days Tu W Tu W

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

Class # Dates 241120A0 Jan 4-Feb 29 241120B0 Jan 4-Feb 29

Days Time Sa 9-9:45am Sa 10-10:45am

CHICAGO STYLE STEPPING

Class # Dates Days Time 013603A0 Jan 23-Mar 26 Th 7:30-9pm

KID ROCK Make it a musical day. Kid Rock is a music and movement program designed to stimulate development through interactive play. Fine and gross motor skills are improved through imagination exercises, and by using rhythm instruments and movement props such as tambourines, maracas, scarves and a parachute. Presented in a structured format, Kid Rock encourages cooperation and following directions. Each session focuses on a new educational theme. Sing, dance and play today. No class on Nov. 30. Information: rockitkids.com Location: Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center Age: 2-5 yrs. Fee: $65 R/$75 NR Length: 6 sessions Class # Dates 032101B9 Nov 2-Dec 7

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Days Time Sa 10:15-10:55am

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Auditions Presenting the world premiere production of Keyanna Khatiblou’s specially commissioned play, Penelope’s Odyssey. No preparation required. Every child gets a part! Information: 847-448-8263 Date/Location: January 7, Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center and January 9, Levy Senior Center Time: anytime between 4–6pm Fee: a participation fee for each child Class #: 952620A0

Performances Date: March 27, 28 and 29. Location: Levy Senior Center.

Rehearsals Location: Levy Senior Center. Cast A rehearsals Date/Time: Tuesdays, 4–6:15pm and Saturdays 9–11am Cast B rehearsals Date/Time: Thursdays, 4–6:15pm and Saturdays 11am–1pm


Art and Visual Programs DJ SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES Creative DJ’s incorporate old school fundamentals with new technology and techniques. This immersive class provides students with musical tools for personal expression. Students will learn beat matching, live remixing and scratching, and how to perform like a pro. Location: Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center Age: 12-18 yrs. Fee: $103 R/$113 NR Length: 8 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 032607A0 Jan 22-Mar 11 W 4:30-5:30pm

PARENT CHILD CRAFT DAYS Samira Taher Kolb the craft maven of Let’s Craft It. brings the world to Noyes Cultural Arts Center, where a caregiver and child learn about global celebrations and holidays from other cultures and make crafts and art. Registration is for one caregiver and child pair. December will look at the Swedish holiday of Lights: St Lucia Day. Location: Noyes Cultural Arts Center Age: 4-11 yrs. Fee: $20 R/$22 NR Length: 1 session Class # Dates 942605A9 Dec 7

Days Time Sa 10am-Noon

THE IMAGINARY GAME The Imaginary Game is a live action role playing game. Your small band of crafters, warriors, and magic-users has found a strange new land. Messages on scrolls tell of quests, training, adventures. Myths to be unearthed from the Land. Make your flag; build your arms and armor; inhabit the world; reveal magic; taste sweet victory. On district 65 early release days, begins at 1pm. No class on April 8. Location: James Park Field House Age: 8-14 yrs. Fee: $499 R/$499 NR Length: 1 session Class # Dates 942620A0 Jan 8-April 29

Days W

Time 4-6pm

CHINESE BRUSHWORK

YOUTH POTTERY

Learn the basics of Chinese in painting in this multigenerational class. Participants will be shown how to hold the brush and create simple pictures of grass, bamboo and fruit. You will find your inner artist in this workshop. Supplies included. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 10 yrs. and up Fee: $14 R/$14 NR Length: 1 session

Have you ever squeezed wet clay through your fingers? Do you want to turn your idea for a sculpture into a real piece or 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: $50 R/$70 NR Length: 5 sessions

Class # Dates 243614A0 Feb 2 243614B0 Feb 9

Class # Dates Days Time 242602A0 Jan 29-Feb 26 W 6-7pm

Days Time Su 3-5pm Su 3-5pm

FAMILY CLAY SCULPTURE

MAGIC CLASS You will 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 may involve cards, ropes, coins, or mind reading. All materials are provided and each child receives a magic kit. Sign up again and again, new tricks are taught at each session. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 5-12 yrs. Fee: $20 R/$20 NR Length: 1 session Class # Dates 242101A0 Jan 22

Imaginary Animals in Papier-MacheA child and parent work together in a 3 step workshop exploring the fun of making exotic and imaginary animals based on the creatures of Oaxaca, Mexico in Papier-Mache. Registration will be under the child name; enrollment is limited to 6 registrants to ensure individualized instruction. All supplies are included with this class except for newspaper. Instructor: Kathy Gemperle Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 6 yrs. and up Fee: $24 R/$27 NR Length: 3 sessions Days Time Su 3-5pm

Class # Dates Days Time 242611A0 Jan 27-Feb 24 M 6-7pm

POTTERY FOR ADULT BEGINNERS

Days Time W 6:45-7:40pm

IMAGINARY ANIMALS IN PAPIER-MACHE

Class # Dates 242601A0 Jan 12-26

A child and parent work as a team to create clay pieces that they’ll always treasure. Registration will be under the child name; enrollment is limited to 6 registrants to ensure individualized. No Class on Jan. 20. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 5 yrs. and up Fee: $40 R/$60 NR Length: 5 sessions

You will make sculptures, pots, plates and other items by hand-building and using the wheel. Make delightful gifts or create something for yourself. Fee includes materials and firings. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 17 yrs. and up Fee: $50 R/$70 NR Length: 5 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 243601A0 Jan 29-Feb 24 M 7:15-8:15pm 243601B0 Jan 29-Feb 26 W 7:15-8:15pm

DROP-IN POTTERY Use this time specifically to hone your pottery skills at your own pace. Instruction is not provided and finished pottery pieces will be fired in the regular fire rotation. Instructors: Kathy Gemperle and Carol Beaver Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 17 yrs. and up Fee: $15 R/NR Dates Days Time Feb 1-23 Su 1-3pm

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

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Athletics Preschool and Kindergarten Sports

Basketball

MOMMY & ME FITNESS

Our goal in this program is to build confidence in your child and instill a love for the game of basketball. Coaches monitor game play, instructing players instead of refereeing the game and no score is kept. Location: Chandler-Newberger Community Center Age: 4-6 yrs. Fee: $100 R/$120 NR Length: 7 sessions

In this program, participants will have the opportunity to engage in an amazing workout while enjoying time with their child. Location: Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center Age: 2 yrs. and up Fee: $77 R/$88 NR Length: 8 sessions Class # Dates 443323A0 Jan 6-Feb 24

Days Time M 7-8pm

PEE WEE OLYMPICS Children are introduced to the world of sports through various games and activities in this fun and exciting class. Coaches will touch on various Olympic-style events as tot athletes work on large motor development and get a general understanding of different sports. Location: Chandler-Newberger Age: 3-4 yrs. Fee: $68 R/$80 NR Length: 6 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 641109A0 Jan 10-Feb 14 F 10-10:45am 641109B0 Feb 21-Mar 27 F 10-10:45am

PEE WEE BASKETBALL Tot athletes learn basketball fundamentals through popular children’s games, as well as other skills and drills activities. Learn dribbling while playing musical chairs or learn passing from Duck, Duck, Goose. Smaller balls and 5" rims are used. Location: Chandler-Newberger Age: 4-5 yrs. Fee: $68 R/$80 NR Length: 6 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 641112A0 Jan 8-Feb 12 W 3:45-4:30pm 641112B0 Feb 19-Mar 25 W 3:45-4:30pm

MIGHTY MITES TENNIS

BASKETBALL TRAINING (GRADES K–1)

Class # 642876A0 642876B0 642876C0 642876D0

Dates Jan 6-Feb 17 Jan 9-Feb 20 Feb 24-Mar 30 Feb 27-April 2

Days M Th M Th

Time 4-5:15pm 4 5:15pm 4-5:15pm 4-5:15pm

BASKETBALL TRAINING (GRADES 2–3) Focusing on basketball fundamentals, coaches will offer additional challenges to players in this league by introducing rules. The goal of the program is to develop your child into a well-rounded payer. Coaches in the league will coach and referee the players, calling basic violations and fouls. Location: Chandler-Newberger Community Center Age: 7-9 yrs. Fee: $100 R/$120 NR Length: 7 sessions Class # 642875A0 642875B0 642875C0 642875D0

Dates Jan 6-Feb 17 Jan 9-Feb 20 Feb 24-Mar 30 Feb 27-April 2

Days M Th M Th

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

BASKETBALL TRAINING (GRADES 4–6) This class will prepare players for the Evanston feeder programs and high school play. Focusing on skill building, coaches challenge players to perfect the fundamentals, but introduce defensive and offensive lays and player positioning. Players play full-court with subs. Coaches will tighten up on calls. Location: Chandler-Newberger Community Center Age: 9-12 yrs. Fee: $165 R/$185 NR Length: 7 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 642893A0 Jan 7-Feb 18 Tu 4-6pm 642893B0 Feb 25-Mar 31 Tu 4-6pm

The 4th and 5th grade well established basketball league is a great way to have school spirit and play basketball with your friends. Coaches are volunteers from respective schools and practices are scheduled separately by coaches. The City of Evanston provides the organized games held at the Robert Crown Community Center, ChandlerNewberger Community Center and area schools. Information: 847-448-8252. Location: Varies Fee: $35 R/$35 NR Length: 8 sessions

4th Grade Girls Basketball League Age: 9-10 yrs. Class # 642824A0 642824B0 642824C0 642824D0 642824E0 642824F0 642824G0 642824H0 642824I0 642824J0 642824K0 642824L0 642824M0 642824N0 642824O0 642824P0 642824Q0

Dates Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29

Days Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa

School Baker Bessie Rhodes Chiaravalle Dawes Dewey King Arts Kingsley Lincoln Lincolnwood Oakton Orrington Pope John XXIII St. Athanasius St. Joan of Arc Walker Washington Willard

5th Grade Girls Basketball League Age: 9-12 yrs. Class # 642825A0 642825B0 642825C0 642825D0 642825E0 642825F0 642825G0 642825H0 642825I0 642825J0 642825K0 642825L0 642825M0 642825N0 642825O0 642825P0 642825Q0

Dates Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29

Days Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa

School Baker Bessie Rhodes Chiaravalle Dawes Dewey King Arts Kingsley Lincoln Lincolnwood Oakton Orrington Pope John XXIII St. Athanasius St. Joan of Arc Walker Washington Willard

PHOTO CREDIT: MEAGAN ADAMS

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BOYS BASKETBALL LEAGUES The 4th and 5th grade well established basketball league is a great way to have school spirit and play basketball with your friends. Coaches are volunteers from respective schools and practices are scheduled separately by coaches. The City of Evanston provides the organized games held at the Robert Crown Community Center, ChandlerNewberger Community Center and area schools. Information: 847-448-8252. Location: Varies Fee: $35 R/$35 NR Length: 8 sessions

4th Grade Boys Basketball League Age: 9-10 Class # 642822A0 642822B0 642822C0 642822D0 642822E0 642822F0 642822G0 642822H0 642822I0 642822J0 642822K0 642822L0 642822M0 642822N0 642822O0 642822P0 642822Q0

Dates Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29

Days Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa

School Baker Bessie Rhodes Chiaravalle Dawes Dewey King Arts Kingsley Lincoln Lincolnwood Oakton Orrington Pope John XXIII St. Athanasius St. Joan of Arc Walker Washington Willard

5th Grade Boys Basketball League Age: 10-11 yrs. Class # 642823A0 642823B0 642823C0 642823D0 642823E0 642823F0 642823G0 642823H0 642823I0 642823J0 642823K0 642823L0 642823M0 642823N0 642823O0 642823P0 642823Q0

Dates Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 11-Feb 29

Days Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa

School Baker Bessie Rhodes Chiaravalle Dawes Dewey King Arts Kingsley Lincoln Lincolnwood Oakton Orrington Pope John XXIII St. Athanasius St. Joan of Arc Walker Washington Willard

1ST AND 2ND GRADE COED BASKETBALL LEAGUE

3RD GRADE COED BASKETBALL LEAGUE

This league will focus on the development of the basic skills required to play basketball. Games will simulate controlled scrimmages with coaches allowed on the floor with the referee to help teach players about game situations and rules of play. No scores or league standings are kept for this league. Our primary goals will focus on fun, improve skills and understand the game over the course of 8 weeks. Coaches, from respective schools, schedule practices and volunteer. Registration: is required with the city. 1st and 2nd grade class level number: contact the school for the grade level class number or go online at cityofevanston.org/register. Information: Michelle, mbush@cityofevanston.org. Locations: Chandler-Newberger Community Center, area schools Age: 6-8 yrs. Fee: $35 R/$35 NR Length: 8 sessions

This league will focus on the development of the basic skills required to play basketball. Games will simulate controlled scrimmages with coaches allowed on the floor with the referee to help teach players about game situations and rules of play. No scores or league standings are kept for this league. Our primary goals will focus on ensuring the players have fun, and improve their skills and understanding of the game over the course of 8 weeks. Coaches, from respective schools, schedule practices and volunteer. Registration: is required with the city. 3rd grade class number: contact the school for the grade level class number or go online at cityofevanston.org/register. Information: Michelle, mbush@cityofevanston.org. Locations: Chandler-Newberger Community Center, area schools Age: 8-9 yrs. Fee: $35 R/$35 NR Length: 8 sessions

Class # 642834A0 642834B0 642834C0 642834D0 642834E0 642834F0 642834G0 642834H0 642834I0 642834J0 642834K0 642834L0 642834M0 642834N0 642834P0 642834Q0 642834R0

Class # 642836A0 642836B0 642836C0 642836D0 642836E0 642836F0 642836G0 642836H0 642836I0 642836J0 642836K0 642836L0 642836M0 642836N0 642836P0 642836Q0 642836R0

Dates Jan 12-Mar 1 Jan 12-Mar 1 Jan 12-Mar 1 Jan 12-Mar 1 Jan 12-Mar 1 Jan 12-Mar 1 Jan 12-Mar 1 Jan 12-Mar 1 Jan 12-Mar 1 Jan 12-Mar 1 Jan 12-Mar 1 Jan 12-Mar 1 Jan 12-Mar 1 Jan 12-Mar 1 Jan 12-Mar 1 Jan 12-Mar 1 Jan 12-Mar 1

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School Baker Bessie Rhodes Chiaravalle Dawes Dewey King Arts Kingsley Lincoln Lincolnwood Oakton Orrington Pope John XXIII St. Athanasius St. Joan of Arc Walker Washington Willard

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School Baker Bessie Rhodes Chiaravalle Dawes Dewey King Arts Kingsley Lincoln Lincolnwood Oakton Orrington Pope John XXIII St. Athanasius St. Joan of Arc Walker Washington Willard

BASKETBALL OVER 40

FAITH BASKETBALL LEAGUE This basketball league is the perfect opportunity for all participants, both men and women from all community faith based organizations, to engage in inclusive, fun, physical activity. Each faith based organization can register a ready-made team with a roster of 10 participants. The league can accommodate 8 teams per division (men’s and women’s) and spaces are filled on a first come first serve basis. Location: Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center Age: 18 yrs. and up Fee: $300 R/NR Length: 36 sessions Class # Dates Days Time League 443802A9 Jan 20-Mar 19 M-W 7-9pm Women’s Tu-Th Men’s

Maybe you put your game "on hold" for a few years, but you know it's still there. Basketball over forty is designed to polish those skills and get you back on the court. Each 90-minute practice will be split evenly into individual skill-set development and full-court scrimmages. It's professional coaching followed by organized pick-up games. The progression of concepts through the program starts with shooting, ends with NBA-style spread offense, and covers everything offensively and defensively between. All participants will bring their own ball to each practice. Instructor: Bill Braman Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 40 yrs. and up Fee, 7 punch pass: $50 Length: 10 sessions Class # Dates 544812A0 Jan 7-Mar 10

Days Time Tu 6:30-8pm

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

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Athletics Fencing

Tennis

Using a combination of Tai Chi and Fencing our resident “Yoda,” Diana Unger will help your young Star Wars fan become a real life Jedi. His session of fencing will focus on self-awareness and increase self-confidence as young Jedi’s become one with “The Force.” Our Intermediate (Jedi Knight) and Advanced (Jedi Master) level class will add in mediation and yoga to help the Jedi work toward the level of Grand Master, therefore previous experience is required. Weapons (including lightsabers), jackets and masks are provided and shared among classmates. Each participant is expected to purchase an underarm protector and glove, as these are personal items, as well as register for a $10 membership with USFA. Please purchase these before the first class. Information on purchasing these items and registering for the membership will be send via email prior to the first class. Information: contact Michelle at mtompkins@ cityofevanston.org. Location: Chandler-Newberger Age: Varies

JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT PATHWAY PROGRAM

Jedi Initiate-Beginning

Class # Dates Days Time Age 643832A0 Jan 25-Mar 14 Sa 10:45-11:45am 7-9 yrs. 643832B0 Jan 25-Mar 14 Sa 12:30-1:30pm 9-13 yrs

Jedi Knight-Advanced Beginning/Intermediate Have taken 1-2 fencing classes or camps Fee, 8 sessions: $173 R/$198 NR

The Pathway begins with our (Mighty Mites, Little Athletes, Big Athletes, and Future Starts). These programs use a curriculum based on the highly successful USTA and ITF 10 and Under Program, utilizing appropriate court size and equipment while allowing players to develop through the stages at their own pace.

Development Program When Children have completed the 10 and Under Program or are new to tennis, they move to the Development Program and progress at their own pace through the Junior and Senior age levels, with the goal of moving into the Academy Program and/ or High School Tennis. The Academy Program is the pathway for the more serious player who has made a commitment to tennis, competing in tournaments and wants to play on a Varsity tennis team. The academy program includes programming at both the junior and senior level.

Evanston Elite Tennis Academy Age 7-13 yrs.

Jedi Master-Advanced Have taken 2 or more classes or camps Fee, 8 sessions: $173 R/$198 NR Class # Dates Days Time 643832D0 Jan 25-Mar 14 Sa 3-4pm

10 and Under Programs

Academy Program

No previous fencing experience Fee, 8 sesisons: $157 R/$181 NR

Class # Dates Days Time 643832C0 Jan 25-Mar 14 Sa 1:45-2:45pm

Our Junior Program is the cornerstone of all tennis programming. Players of all ages develop through the various stages of learning by following our Junior Development Pathway.

Age 7-13 yrs.

For players who aspire to play at the top level of competition after the culmination of the Junior Development Program, we offer the Evanston Elite Tennis Academy. Information: Details regarding our tennis program, including tennis court use policies, court locations, prorating, make-up classes or appropriate class level email Michelle Bush at mbush@ cityofevanston.org.

EARLY BIRD/NON-EARLY BIRD Save NOW with the early bird rate. Register on or before Monday, December 16 and save $10 on each tennis registration.

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Mighty Mites Introduce your child to the world of tennis. The main focus is learning the primary stages of athletic skills such as movement, balance and hand-eye coordination. Individual and team games plus fun activities help develop basic techniques and simple tactics. Mighty Mites use a foam ball and play on a 36' court to maximize learning and fun. Location: ETHS fieldhouse Age: 4-5 yrs. Ratio: 1:6 Fee, 6 sessions: $145 R/$165 NR Class # Dates Day 642701A0 Jan 12-Feb 23 Su 642701B0 Feb 23-Mar 29 Su

Time 2:30-3:30pm 2:30-3:30pm

Little Athletes The basic tennis strokes are further developed; rallying is introduced along with basic match tactics. Little Athletes uses a combination of a foam ball/red ball and play on a 36' court to maximize learning and fun. Age: 6-8 yrs. Ratio: 1:6 Fee, 6 sessions: $145 R/$165 NR Location: Chandler-Newberger Class # Dates Day Time 642702A0 Jan 11-Feb 15 Sa 4-5pm 642702C0 Feb 22-Mar 28 Sa 4-5pm Location: ETHS Fieldhouse Class # Dates Day Time 642702B0 Jan 12-Feb 16 Su 3:30-4:30pm 642702D0 Feb 23-Mar 29 Su 3:30-4:30pm

Future Stars For tennis players who are ready for a bigger challenge and exemplify strong abilities and interest in tennis, we offer a Future Stars class. This class utilizes the 78' Court and uses a low pressure ball. Emphasis will be on footwork swing path and rallying with match play scenarios. Location: Varies Age: 8-11 yrs. Ratio: 1:6 Fee, 6 sessions: $215 R/$245 NR Location: Chandler-Newberger Class # Dates Day Time 6642703A0 Jan 11-Feb 15 Sa 4-5pm 642703C0 Feb 22-Mar 28 Sa 4-5pm Location: ETHS Fieldhouse Class # Dates Day Time 642703B0 Jan 12-Feb 16 Su 4:30-6pm 642703D0 Feb 23-Mar 29 Su 4:30-6pm


Junior Academy Players in this program are looking to improve their game and are committed to making their High School teams. Players work hard on footwork, consistency, accuracy and point development. Improvement in discipline, concentration and mental toughness are anticipated. Players can graduate from this program to the Senior Academy. Location: ETHS fieldhouse Age: 9-14 yrs. Ratio: 1:6 Fee, 6 sessions: $215 R/$245 NR Class # Dates Day 642704A0 Jan 12-Feb 16 Su 642704B0 Feb 23-Mar 29 Su

Time 2-3:30pm 2-3:30pm

Senior Academy The Academy program is designed for the more serious player who has made a commitment to tennis, whether striving to get a USTA ranking or playing JV or Varsity tennis. Our goal is to provide a highly inventive and energetic program. Players work intensively on footwork, consistency, accuracy, point development and tactics as well as off-court physical fitness. Location: ETHS fieldhouse Age: 12-18 yrs. Ratio: 1:6 Fee, 6 sessions: $215 R/$245 NR Class # Dates Day 643730A0 Jan 12-Feb 16 Su 643730B0 Feb 23-Mar 29 Su

Time 3:30-5pm 3:30-5pm

Volleyball

ADULT TENNIS PROGRAMMING Adult Beginner/Advanced Beginner Beginner Adult Lessons are geared toward the player with no prior tennis experience. We'll learn basic strokes, rules and etiquette. Location: ETHS fieldhouse Age: 16 yrs. and up Ratio: 1:6 Fee, 6 sessions: $145 R/$165 NR Class # Dates Day 643731A0 Jan 12-Feb 16 Su 643731B0 Feb 23-Mar 29 Su

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

This player has had some formal instruction, is able to perform basic strokes and executes serve with proper motion. Consistency will be emphasized along with a more focused sense of footwork and ball placement. Both feeding drills and point play will be used. This class is geared toward players who hit with medium power. Location: ETHS fieldhouse Age: 16 yrs. and up Ratio: 1:6 Fee, 6 sessions: $215 R/$245 NR Time 5:30-7pm 5:30-7pm

Boys and girls; come improve your volleyball skills with drills focusing on setting, passing, overhand, serving, and spiking. Location: Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center Age: 10-12 yrs. Fee: $67 R/$77 NR Length: 7 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 442830A0 Jan 11-Feb 22 Sa 2:30-4:30pm

Adult Intermediate

Class # Dates Day 643732A0 Jan 12-Feb 16 Su 643732B0 Feb 23-Mar 29 Su

VOLLEYBALL SKILLS CL

Roller Skating ADULTS SKATE (MONTHLY) Location: Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center Fee: Free Days Time first Friday of the month 9pm–12am

YOUTH/FAMILY SKATE Location: Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center Age: All Fee: $1 (includes skate rental) Dates Sept 20, Oct 18 and Nov 15

Days Time F 5:30–8pm

Pickleball DROP-IN PICKELBALL AT LEVY SENIOR CENTER Schedule is effective immediately. Note: times posted may change due to building rentals. Schedule: before arrival, please call for schedule confirmation, 847-448-8250. Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 18yrs ans up Fee: $5 (F, Su), Free for Levy Senior Center Members (M,W) Days Time M, W 2:30-4:30pm (Levy Senior Center members only) F 5-9pm Su 11am-3pm

DROP-IN PICKELBALL AT CHANDLERNEWBERGER COMMUNITY CENTER Join us at Chandler-Newberger Community Center for Pickleball Drop-in play. Drop-in times vary each month. Schedule: For updated schedules, please visit our Facebook page @EvastonParksandRecreation or call 847-448-8252. Drop-in play runs September–May.

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

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Mayor Hagerty’s Holiday

Food, Book & Toy Drive Monday, Nov. 4–Friday, Dec.13

Help Bring Holiday Joy to Evanston Families in Need

Tax Deductible Contributions

Donations

Drop-off Sites

Credit card contribution–online

Accepted items

Through Friday, Dec. 13

cityofevanston.org/holidaydonation

• non-perishable food items • no expired food • new or like new children’s books • new, unwrapped toys

• • • • • • • • • •

Check contribution–drop off or mail Evanston Parks Foundation City of Evanston Holiday Giving 2100 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL 60201

Check make payable to Evanston Parks Foundation

Volunteer visit volunteerevanston.org or call 311 for more information

Holiday food suggestions • • • • • •

stuffing green beans yams mac and cheese corn corn bread mix

Information visit cityofevanston.org/ holidaydonation

Chandler-Newberger Center Evanston Ecology Center Fleetwood-Jourdain Center Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center Levy Senior Center Robert Crown Center Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center Noyes Cultural Arts Center Police Station Evanston Public Library Locations


Athletics

Fee: FREE Note: times posted may change due to building rentals. Please confirm the schedule on the website or call the center for cancellation dates, prior to arrival.

Robert Crown Community Center Sundays: 1:30–3:30pm 18 yrs. and up Schedule: cityofevanston.org/robertcrown; 847-448-8258

Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center Schedule is effective Mar. 1 Mon.-Fri., 7–9pm for high schoolers and young adults. Schedule: cityofevanston.org/fleetwood; 847-448-8254

Chandler-Newberger Community Center Schedule: cityofevanston.org/chandler; 847-448-8252

Gymnastics Registering your child for the appropriate class is the first step to ensure gymnastics success and fun. Beginning classes are for children who have never taken a gymnastic class or who have taken a class for less than one year. Mastering certain skills are necessary before taking the Advanced Beginning, Intermediate and Pre-Team classes. Information: class placement, private and group lesson, contact Michelle, 847-448-8681.

GYMNASTICS WITH A GROWN UP Develop motor skills, learn some basic gymnastic moves and have fun with your child in the ChandlerNewberger gym. Our youngest gymnasts will enjoy age appropriate equipment, obstacle courses and parachute play. Parents/guardians are expected to participate with their child. No class on Jan. 20. Location: Chandler-Newberger Community Center Age: 1.5-3 yrs. with parent or caregiver Fee: $52 R/$69 NR Length: 6 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 641108A0 Jan 6-Feb 17 M 9:30-10:15am 641108B0 Jan 10-Feb 14 F 9:30-10:15am

MOM DAD AND TOT GYMNASTICS

ADVANCED BEGINNING GYMNASTICS

Spend some quality time with your child while assisting in their motor skill development. Your tot’s movement will be enhanced through free play on equipment, obstacle courses, introduction to various age-appropriate gymnastic skills and parachute circle time. This class is a great way for your little one to climb and play with supervision. Parents/guardians must attend with their child. Location: Chandler-Newberger Community Center Age: 2-3 yrs. with parent or caregiver Fee, 8 sessions: $72 R/$89 NR

This is 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/Advanced level. If your child has taken more than one year of organized classes at another gym (including training on equipment) they may be ready for this class. Placement information: Michelle, 847-448-8681 Location: Chandler-Newberger Community Center Age: 6-10 yrs. Fee, 8 sessions: $134 R/$149 NR

Class # Dates Days Time 641102A0 Jan 23-Mar 12 Th 6:15-7pm

Class # Dates Days Time 642815A0 Jan 23-Mar 12 Th 5-6pm 642815B0 Jan 27-Mar 16 M 4-5pm

Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 2-3 yrs. with parent or caregiver Fee, 8 sessions: $72 R/$89 NR

Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 6-9 yrs Fee, 8 sessions: $134 R/$149 NR

Class # Dates Days Time 241103A0 Jan 25-Mar 14 Sa 9-9:45am

Class # Dates Days Time 243318A0 Jan 25-Mar 14 Sa 11am-Noon

PRESCHOOL GYMNASTICS Bouncing on the bed or rolling around on the couch are a few signs that your child is ready for gymnastics. Our instructors work with children to improve their 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. Location: Chandler-Newberger Community Center Age: 3-4 yrs Fee, 8 sessions: $107 R/$112 NR Class # Dates Days Time 641103A0 Jan 23-Mar 12 Th 3:15-4pm 641103B0 Jan 27-Mar 16 M 3:15-4pm

TUMBLING

Class # Dates Days Time 241101A0 Jan 25-Mar 14 Sa 10-10:45am

BEGINNING GYMNASTICS This class is for those who have never taken gymnastics or who have taken less than 1 year of organized classes. Beginning gymnasts will focus on improving coordination, balance, flexibility, basic skill technique instructions on vault, bars, beam and floor. Location: Chandler-Newberger Community Center Age: 5-10 yrs. Fee, 8 sessions: $134 R/$149 NR Dates Jan 23-Mar 12 Jan 23-Mar 12 Jan 27-Mar 16 Jan 27-Mar 16

Days Th Th M M

This class offers the opportunity for children who have advanced vault, beam, bars and floor skills to continue developing after completing the Advanced Beginning class. Participants must be promoted or receive approval from the Program Coordinator or coach to register. Approval placement: Michelle, 847-448-8681. Location: Chandler-Newberger Community Center Age: 6-12 yrs. Fee, 8 sessions: $212 R/$229 NR Class # Dates Days Time 642816A0 Jan 27-Mar 16 M 5-6:30pm

Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 3-5 yrs. Fee, 8 sessions: $107 R/$112 NR

Class # 642814A0 642814B0 642814C0 642814D0

INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED GYMNASTICS

Learn tumbling skills. Need to perfect your jumps, cartwheels or back handsprings? This class will teach the basics of tumbling taught by the leader and founder of Chicago’s Ultimate Tumblers, Orpheus Floyd. Location: Chandler-Newberger Community Center Age: 6-12 yrs. Fee, 8 sessions: $212 R/$229 NR Class # Dates Days Time 642817A0 Jan 23-Mar 12 Th 4-5:30pm

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

Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 6-9 yrs. Fee, 8 sessions: $134 R/$149 NR

PHOTO CREDIT: MEAGAN ADAMS

Open Gym

Class # Dates Days Time 243317A0 Jan 25-Mar 14 Sa 11am-Noon

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

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Athletics Public Skating Schedule JANUARY 6–FEBRUARY 29 Check website or contact center for cancellations cityofevanston.org; 847-448-8258 Day Time M-F 11am-12:30pm Tu 6-7:30pm F 7-8:30pm Sa 4-5:30pm Su 1-2:30pm

Hockey

NEW! FLOOR HOCKEY

ABOUT EVANSTON YOUTH HOCKEY

Fundamental hockey skills are developed including stick handling, passing and shooting. Offensive and defensive strategy and goalie play are introduced. Basic game strategy is covered as well as safety rules. Children will have a chance to use these skills during class scrimmages. Location: Chandler-Newberger Community Center Age: Varies Fee: $90 R/$110 NR

Evanston Youth Hockey Association provides boys and girls in Evanston and neighboring communities the opportunity to play hockey in a diverse program rooted in skills development, sportsmanship, outstanding coaching, leadership skills, strong character development and camaraderie. Evanston Hockey offers house, travel and high school programs, which are among the finest in the Chicago area, routinely winning tournaments and placing among the top teams in their divisions.

Class # 642850A0 642850B0 642850C0 642850D0

PUBLIC SKATE ADMISSION Adult Student/with ID Children 5 yrs. and under

Floor Hockey

General Special Event $9 $10 $7 $8 $3 $3

TGIF: DJ SKATE NIGHTS Skate to your favorite music provided by D.I.M.E. Theme information: cityofevanston.org/crown. Annual passes are not accepted during DJ Skate Nights. Date Day Time Jan 17 F 7:30-8:30pm Feb 21 F 7:30-8:30pm

Skate Rentals Fee: $3 per public skate session. Figure Skate sizes: child size 7–adult 14 Hockey Skates sizes: child size 7–adult 16

PUBLIC SKATING GROUP RATE Fee 10–19 persons: $70 Fee 20–30 persons: $140 To receive the group rate you must schedule 24 hours in advance. *Does not include skate rental

Dates Jan 8-Feb 12 Jan 8-Feb 12 Feb 19-Mar 25 Feb 19-Mar 25

Days W W W W

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

Age 6-8 yrs. 9-12 yrs. 6-8 yrs. 9-12 yrs.

FLOOR HOCKEY TOURNAMENT DAY Registered players will be assigned teams for a full 2 hours of hockey games. Teams will play “round robin” style and “elimination” style tournaments for the day. Tournament Day is a great way to learn different styles of competition with your friends. Information: Michelle Bush mbush@cityofevanston.org. Location: Chandler-Newberger Community Center Age: 8-12 yrs. Fee: $20 R/$20 NR Class # Dates 642851A0 April 1

Days Time Age W 4-6pm 6-8 yrs.

Broomball ADULT BROOMBALL Games are played at convenient hours on Sundays with 10–15 players per team. If interested, you can either play or enter a team.

Winter/Spring League: February-April Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 18 yrs. and up Team Fee: $980 R/NR Length: 12 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 313599A9 Feb 9-April 26 Su 7-9pm

Ice Skating PARENT-TOT INTRO TO SKATING For the true beginner who has no prior experience, and would like an introduction to the world of figure skating or hockey. One family may accompany each participant on the ice. Adults must be able to skate. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 3-5 yrs. Fee: $60 R/$80 NR Length: 8 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 342551A0 Jan 9-Feb 27 Th 5-5:30pm 342551B0 Jan 10-Feb 28 F 4:30-5pm

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Evanston Hockey House Program The Evanston Hockey house program serves players from 8U-14U who are interested in hockey, and typically want to play on weekends. The Evanston Hockey house program emphasizes skill development and fun with volunteer coaches, typically parents. 8U players have in-house games and practices while 10U, 12U and 14U players compete against other North Shore programs. Registration: 847-448-4311; cityofevanston.org 13

Evanston Hockey Travel Program The Evanston Hockey travel program serves players from 8U-14U, including a girls 14U travel team, who are interested in a more intense practice and playing schedule geared toward a higher level of competition with professional coaching and more ice time. Travel teams play games throughout the Chicago area against other travel programs and attend tournaments in nearby states.

Evanston Hockey High School Program Evanston Hockey offers a JV and Varsity High School program for boys who attend Evanston Township High School, and a Girls High School hockey program. High school players have an intense practice and playing schedule geared toward a higher level of competition. The boys JV and Varsity High School teams play in the Illinois High School Hockey League North-Central Division; and the Girls High School team plays in the Metro Girls Hockey League.

Did You Know? Evanston Hockey is an NHL Hockey is for Everyone grant recipient. Hockey is for Everyone grants support programs that provide opportunities for youth participants in under served or marginalized communities, helping them develop important life skills that transcend the game. Evanston Hockey has been a leader in the area of diversity since the 1960s and it is an honor for the National Hockey League to recognize the program. Information: Del Morris, Director of Evanston Hockey 847-894-1521; del@evanstonhockey.com 8U travel players evanstonhockey.com, juniorwildkits.com


YOUTH STICK & PUCK

GIRLS BEGINNER HOCKEY

Get in some extra stick and puck time on the days that schools have early dismissal or when school is not in session. Program is designed for beginning hockey players and EYHA House League players. Supervision is provided while on ice. Coaching, scrimmaging and organized practices are prohibited. Age: 6-14 yrs. Pre-registration fee: $11 R/$11 NR Day of per session fee: $15 R/$15 NR Length: 1 session

This beginner program is an excellent way to encourage and teach girls to the sport of hockey. Instruction will focus on developing skating skills and ice hockey fundamentals through drills and group instruction. Full gear is required for this class and can be borrowed for each session. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 5-12 yrs. Fee: $52 R/$72 NR Length: 8 sessions

Class # 342559A0 342559B0 342559C0 342559D0 342559E0

Dates Jan 15 Jan 20 Feb 5 Feb 14 Feb 17

Days W M W F M

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

RC EDGE HOCKEY The RC Edge Program Discount Register for a RC Edge Hockey Program class and receive 25% off additional RC Edge Hockey registrations.

LTP HOCKEY SKILLS AGES 3–6 Program curriculum is designed to teach the fundamentals Hockey Skills both Skating and Stick/Puck work based on the USA Hockey Curriculum, Skaters will learn the necessary fundamentals of be successful in game situations. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 3-6 yrs. Fee: $63 R/$83 NR Class # 342553A0 342553B0 342553C0

Dates Jan 5-Mar 1 Jan 6-Feb 24 Jan 8-Feb 26

Days Su M W

Time 2:20-3pm 4:40-5:20pm 4:30-5:15pm

LTP HOCKEY SKILLS AGES 7–12 Program curriculum is designed to teach the fundamentals Hockey Skills both Skating and Stick/Puck work based on the USA Hockey Curriculum, Skaters will learn the necessary fundamentals of be successful in game situations. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 7-12 yrs. Fee: $63 R/$83 NR Class # 342555A0 342555B0 342555C0

Dates Jan 5-Mar 1 Jan 6-Feb 24 Jan 8-Feb 26

Days Su M W

Time 2:15-3pm 5:05-5:50pm 4:45-5:30pm

Class # Dates 342556A0 Jan 5-Mar 1 342556B0 Jan 6-Feb 24

This is an introduction class to skating and 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. Equipment is not available to borrow at the rink. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 16 yrs. and up Fee: $79 R/$89 NR Length: 9 sessions Days Time Su 8:45-9:45pm

ADULT DROP-IN HOCKEY 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 Community Center Age: 18 yrs. and up Fee: $12 per session or 10 Punch Pass for $95 Date Dec 2–Feb 28

Days Mon-Fri

Time 1:30-3:30pm

Robert Crown Community Center 1701 Main St., 847-448-8258

Non-meeting dates: January 26 and Feburary 10

Need to rent skates during class? Figure Skates rental fee: $2 per class

Refunds, Pro-rating and Make Ups

Days Time Su 1:45-2:30pm M 5:05-5:50pm

ADULT BEGINNER HOCKEY

Class # Dates 342558A0 Jan 5-Mar 1

Figure Skating Information

The figure skating program follows the department’s refund policy. Classes are not pro-rated if registering after class begins. Missed classes (2 max.) can only be made up with prior approval. Email make up requests to the Figure Skating Program Coordinator.

Progression and Testing Classes should be completed and passed in sequential order. Each child’s progress will be monitored weekly and at the end of the session an instructor will evaluate their skills. After passing the evaluation, the skater should enroll in the next level.

Which class is right for me or my child? Parent Tot class is for parents who wish to skate with their children. Snowplow Sam 1–4 levels are designed to help the skater develop preliminary coordination and strength to maneuver on the ice. Basic Skills 1–6 are the fundamentals of the sport. See class listing for more details. Pre-Free Skate and Free Skate 1–6 is comprised of a variety of progressive skating skills, transitions, spins and jumps—all of which build on the previous skill, providing skaters a strong foundation of all elements. Adults: Skaters 18 years and up who have never skated before begin at Adult 1.

Learn to Skate USA Membership The figure skating program follows the curriculum of Learn to Skate USA, which is supported by U.S. Figure Skating, USA Hockey, US Speed skating and Special Olympics. LTS USA requires a yearly membership fee of $17 per child which is valid July 1–June 30 annually. Payment for your membership will be required when registering for your first skating class. Membership fees are not pro-rated regardless of when registering for your first skating class. All figure skating programs require the membership. To learn more about the benefits of LTS USA visit learntoskateusa.com.

Figure Skating Class Discount If the same individual registers for more than one class a week, the second class is 50% off. The discount is deducted from the lower price class and does not apply to off-ice classes. Register at the office to receive discount. Must be applied before classes begin.

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

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Athletics Figure Skating Classes SNOWPLOW SAM (AGE 3–5) Introductory classes are divided into four progressive levels. Children with no prior skating experience build confidence, develop agility, balance, coordination, speed and learn basic skating skills. Fee, 8 sessions: $83 R/$103 NR

Snowplow Sam 1

Class # 342525A0 342525B0 342525C0 Class # 342526A0 342526B0 342526C0

Class # 342519A0 342519B0 342519C0

Class # 342528A0 342528B0 342528C0

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

Dates Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 9-Feb 27 Jan 10-Feb 28

Days Sa Th F

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

Days Sa Th F

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

Snowplow Sam 3 Class # 342521A0 342521B0 342521C0

Dates Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 9-Feb 27 Jan 10-Feb 28

Snowplow Sam 4 Skating Class # 342522A0 342522B0 342522C0

Dates Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 9-Feb 27 Jan 10-Feb 28

Days Sa Th F

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

The Learn to Skate basic skills are the fundamentals and basic knowledge of the sport. The six levels introduce the fundamental moves: forward skating, backward skating, stops, edges, crossovers, turns and mohawks while progressing at their own rate. Upon completion of the Basic 1–6 levels and after skill mastery is demonstrated, skaters will advance to more specialized areas of skating. Basic 1 is for children with no prior skating experience. Fee, 8 sessions: $88 R/$108 NR

Basic 1 Dates Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 9-Feb 27 Jan 10-Feb 28

Days Sa Th F

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

Dates Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 9-Feb 27 Jan 10-Feb 28

Days Sa Th F

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

Basic 2 Class # 342524A0 342524B0 342524C0

Dates Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 9-Feb 27 Jan 10-Feb 28

Days Sa Th F

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

Days Sa Th F

Time 11-11:45m 5:45-6:30pm 4:30-5:15pm

Days Sa Th F

Time 11-11:45pm 5:45-6:30pm 4:30-5:15pm

Days Sa Tu Th

Time 11-11:45pm 5-5:45pm 5:45-6:30pm

Dates Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 9-Feb 27 Jan 10-Feb 28

Basic 6 Skating

Class # 342529A0 342529B0 342529C0

There are six class levels. Skaters progress at an individual rate. Based on prior skating experience, adults choose the best matched level. Fee, 8 sessions: $104 R/$124 NR

Adult 1 Skating

Dates Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 9-Feb 27 Jan 10-Feb 28 Dates Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 7-Feb 25 Jan 9-Feb 27

ADVANCED SKATING (AGE 6–17) Each progressive skill level is comprised of various transitions, spins and jumps, building on the previous skill and providing a strong foundation. Fee, 8 sessions: $104 R/$124 NR

Class # Dates Days Time 343552A0 Jan 11-Feb 29 Sa 11-11:45am 343552B0 Jan 9-Feb 27 Th 5:45-6:30pm

Adult 2 Skating Class # Dates Days Time 343553A0 Jan 11-Feb 29 Sa 11-11:45am 343553B0 Jan 9-Feb 27 Th 5:45-6:30pm

Adult 3 Skating Class # Dates Days Time 343555A0 Jan 11-Feb 29 Sa 11-11:45am 343555B0 Jan 9-Feb 27 Th 5:45-6:30pm

Adult 4 Skating Class # Dates Days Time 343556A0 Jan 11-Feb 29 Sa 11-11:45am 343556B0 Jan 9-Feb 27 Th 5:45-6:30pm

Adult 5 Skating Class # Dates Days Time 343557A0 Jan 11-Feb 29 Sa 11-11:45am 343557B0 Jan 9-Feb 27 Th 5:45-6:30pm

Adult 6 Skating Class # Dates Days Time 343558A0 Jan 11-Feb 29 Sa 11-11:45am 343558B0 Jan 9-Feb 27 Th 5:45-6:30pm

Free Skate 1

ADULT FREE SKATE

Class # Dates Days Time 342531A0 Jan 11-Feb 29 Sa 9:15-10am 342531B0 Jan 7-Feb 25 Tu 5-5:45pm

Each Free Skate level is divided into four sections: moves in the field, spins, dance/footwork sequence and jumps. The Free Skate levels are designed to give skaters a strong foundation on which to build their skills. This is the point where the skater can choose whether to pursue a recreational or competitive approach to the sport of figure skating. Fee, 8 sessions: $118 R/$138 NR

Free Skate 2

BASIC 1–6 (AGE 6–17)

Class # 342523A0 342523B0 342523C0

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

Pre Free Skate

Snowplow Sam 2 Class # 342520A0 342520B0 342520C0

Days Sa Th F

Basic 5 Skating Class # 342527A0 342527B0 342527C0

Days Sa Th F

Dates Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 9-Feb 27 Jan 10-Feb 28

Basic 4

Introductory classes are divided into four progressive levels. Children with no prior skating experience build confidence, develop agility, balance, coordination, speed and learn basic skating skills. Dates Jan 11-Feb 29 Jan 9-Feb 27 Jan 10-Feb 28

ADULT (AGE 18 YRS. AND UP)

Basic 3

Class # Dates Days Time 342532A0 Jan 11-Feb 29 Sa 9:15-10am 342532B0 Jan 7-Feb 25 Tu 5-5:45pm

Free Skate 3 Class # Dates Days Time 342533A0 Jan 11-Feb 29 Sa 9:15-10am 342533B0 Jan 7-Feb 25 Tu 5-5:45pm

Class # Dates 343554A0 Jan 12-Mar 1

Days Time Su 3-4pm

Free Skate 4

SATURDAY PACKAGES

Class # Dates Days Time 342534A0 Jan 11-Feb 29 Sa 9:15-10am 342534B0 Jan 7-Feb 25 Tu 5-5:45pm

Program consists of off-ice conditioning, power skills development and freestyle class.

Low (FS 1–3)

Free Skate 5

Fee, 8 sessions: 155 R/$175 NR

Class # Dates Days Time 342535A0 Jan 11-Feb 29 Sa 9:15-10am 342535B0 Jan 7-Feb 25 Tu 5-5:45pm

Class # Dates Days Time 342547A0 Jan 11-Feb 29 Sa 8:45-11am

Int. (FS 4–6)

Free Skate 6

Fee, 8 sessions: 155 R/$175 NR

Class # Dates Days Time 342536A0 Jan 11-Feb 29 Sa 9:15-10am 342536B0 Jan 7-Feb 25 Tu 5-5:45pm

High (Passed FS 6)

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Class # Dates Days Time 342547B0 Jan 11-Feb 29 Sa 8:45-11am Fee, 8 sessions: 175 R/$195 NR Class # Dates Days Time 342547C0 Jan 11-Feb 29 Sa 6:45-11:30am


BALLET FOR SKATERS Ballet fundamentals specifically designed for skaters, focusing on strength and flexibility. Length: 8 sessions

Beginner Fee: $62 R/$82 NR Class # Dates 342549B0 Jan 7-Feb 25

Days Time Tu 5-5:45pm

Advanced Fee: $74 R/$94 NR Class # Dates 342549A0 Jan 6-Feb 24

Days Time M 6-7pm

This class will include 20 mins. of off-ice jump training to begin, followed by 25 mins. of on ice instruction focusing on the development and proper execution of the axel and double-rotation jumps. Skaters must have passed Freeskate level 5 to participate. Fee: $74 R/$94 NR Days Time F 4:45-5:40pm

Classes begin with a series of stroking drills to music and progresses to steps, turns and musical interpretation. An ideal class for skaters involved with Theatre on Ice and Synchronized Skating. Skaters must have passed the Freeskate 1 level. Fee: $93 R/$113 NR Length: 7 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 332543A0 Jan 18-Feb 29 Sa 1-2pm

Yoga FIRESIDE YOGA 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: Evanston Ecology Center Age: 16 yrs. and up Fee, 8 sessions: $48 R/$60 NR Class # Dates Days Time 143130A0 Jan 15-Mar 4 W 6-7pm 143130B0 Jan 15-Mar 4 W 7:15-8:15pm

Tai Chi Chuan is an ancient Chinese form of exercise known for its slow, circular hand motions and strong dance-like foot movements. The ability to concentrate and move in sequence is the key to success. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 16 yrs. and up Fee: $83 R/$103 NR Length: 8 sessions

Level Beg. Multi.

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, 10 sessions: $68 LM/$83 NM

Days Time Tu 9-10am Th 10-11am

A continuation of the tai chi form begun and developed in levels 1 and 2. Previous class experience required for level 3. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 16 yrs. and up Fee: $83 R/$103 NR Length: 8 sessions

CONTINUING YOGA–TEEN AND ADULT

Days Time Th 9-10am

TAI CHI & CHI GONG BEGINNER This relaxing, gentle, flowing exercise coordinates movement, breath and mind. Tai Chi & Chi Gong benefits people of all physical abilities. You’ll increase your flexibility, coordination, balance and circulation. Instructor: Norm Zuefle Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 18 yrs. and up Fee: $95 LM/$110 NM Length: 20 sessions Class # Dates 543310A0 Jan 7-Mar 12

Days Time Tu, Th 8:15-9:15am

TAI CHI & CHI GONG INTERMEDIATE This relaxing, gentle, flowing exercise coordinates movement, breath and mind. Tai Chi & Chi Gong benefits people of all physical abilities. You’ll increase your flexibility, coordination, balance and circulation. Previous class experience required for Intermediate level. Instructor: Norm Zuefle Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 18 yrs. and up Fee: $95 LM/$110 NM Length: 20 sessions Class # Dates 543313A0 Jan 7-Mar 12

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, ERTY-200 Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 18 yrs. and up Fee: $73 R/$88 NR Length: 10 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 543317A0 Jan 11-Mar 14 Sa 9:15-10:25am

TAI CHI LEVEL 3

Class # Dates 243306A0 Jan 9-Feb 27

ICE DANCING

YOGA TO HEAL

TAI CHI LEVELS 1 & 2

Class # Dates 243305A0 Jan 7-Feb 25 243305B0 Jan 9-Feb 27

AXEL AND DOUBLE JUMP

Class # Dates 342543A0 Jan10-Feb 28

Tai Chi

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. No Class on Jan. 20. Instructor: Emily Williams-Guthrie Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 12 yrs. and up Fee: $75 LM/$90 NM Length: 9 sessions Class # Dates 543302A0 Jan 6-Mar 9

Days Time M 6-7:30pm

TAI CHI FUNDAMENTALS 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 Senior Center Age: 18 yrs. and up Fee: $78 LM/$93 NM Length: 10 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 543319A0 Jan 12-Mar 15 Su 1-2:30pm

Days Time Tu, Th 7-8:15am

Class # Dates Days Time 543312A0 Jan 11-Mar 14 Sa 10:30-11:30am

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

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Athletics Teen and Adult Fitness FREE FITNESS WEEK FREE week of Levy Senior Center fitness classes. This is your opportunity to find the fitness class for you without any obligations. New session start the following week. Free Week: TBA

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. Instructor: Rosa Velazquez Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 18 yrs. and up Fee: $68 R/$883 NR Length: 10 sessions Class # 5433150

Dates Jan 7-Mar 10

Days Time Tu 5:30-6:15pm

LOW IMPACT AEROBICS 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. Instructor: Rosa Velazquez Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 18 yrs. and up Fee: $68 R/$83 NR Length: 10 sessions Class # Dates 543316A0 Jan 7-Mar 10

Days Time Tu 6:30-7:30pm

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 easy-to-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: $68 R/$83NR Length: 10 sessions Class # Dates 543320A0 Jan 8-Mar 11

Days Time W 6-7pm

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. Instructor: Rosa Velazquez Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 18 yrs. and up Fee: $73 R/$88 NR Length: 10 sessions Class # Dates 543340A0 Jan 7-Mar 10

Days Time Tu 7:30-8:30pm

ABS AND GLUTES This class will focus on toning and sculpting your core muscles: the abdominals, lower back, hips, glutes, and thighs. Get ready to sweat. Location: Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center Age: 16 yrs. and up Fee: $68 R/$78 NR Length: 5 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 033307A0 Jan 22-Feb 19 W 6:30-7:15pm

SIT AND FIT Choreographed exercise blood flow head to toe and R&B And jazz chair routines to upbeat classic hits low impact floor routines for the 50 plus community and disabled community, they will work in separate groups. Location: Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center Age: 50 yrs. and up Fee: $63 R/$73 NR Length: 9 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 033311A0 Jan 20-Mar 16 M 6-7pm

CARDIO AND WEIGHT INTERVAL This workout will maximize your cardiovascular capacity and calorie burn. It alternates between cardio intervals and weight training by using bands, free weights, balls, and steps. No Class on Jan. 20. Instructor: Rosa Velazquez Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 18 yrs. and up Fee: $61 R/$76NR Length: 9 sessions Class # Dates 544325A0 Jan 6-Mar 9

Days Time M 6-7pm

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Fitness Rooms LEVY SENIOR CENTER (AGES 18+) 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 Senior Center will be closed are posted one week in advance. Fees: Yearly/Monthly Levy Senior 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 M-F M-F Sa-Su

Age Time 18-54 7-9am, 5-9pm 55+ 7am-9pm All Ages 9am-3pm

FLEETWOOD-JOURDAIN COMMUNITY CENTER (AGES 18+) Our Fitness room is a bright beautiful place to work out, it has what you need to get or stay in shape. The Fitness room has ellipticals, weights, treadmills and other options available for your workout needs. Location: Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center Age: 18 yrs. and up Yearly Fee: $120.00 Monthly Fee: $50.00 Daily fee: $10 Dates Day Time Ongoing M-F 6am-8:30pm S 9am-3pm

Personal Training LEVY SENIOR CENTER (AGES 18+) Take the road to a healthier tomorrow and find a personal trainer at the Levy Senior Center who is right for you. You don’t have to be a Levy Senior Center member or a Fitness Room member to purchase a personal training package; the only requirement is that you’re age 18 yrs.or older. Choose between 5 or 10 sessions in either 30 or 60 minutes 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. Registration: Levy Senior Center’s office, 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.


Martial Arts KARATE Join Sensei Thomas Sexton who teaches traditional martial arts from basic to advanced skills. Location: Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center Age: 5 yrs. and up Fee: $67 R/$77 NR Length: 8 sessions Class # Dates 442113A0 Jan 4-Feb 22

Days Time Sa 9-10am

TAEKWONDO Grandmaster Connelly is Evanston’s most experienced Taekwondo martial arts professional. The Grandmaster’s classes are fun, safe, age appropriate and a rewarding experience on many levels. For over 25 years, his Levy Senior Center programs have had success in teaching and motivating kids to keep growing stronger in body, mind, and spirit–to become Black Belt Leaders. Classes are available for beginning, intermediate and advanced students. No class on Jan. 20. Program information (not registration): Grandmaster Connelly at 847-568-0912; 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 Martial Arts values are coupled with modern, age-appropriate games and activities. No class on Jan. 20. Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 4-6 yrs. Fee, 9 sessions: $122 R/$137 NR Fee, 10 sessions: $135 R/$150 NR Class # Dates 542301A0 Jan 6-Mar 9 542301B0 Jan 8-Mar 11

Days Time M 5:15-6pm W 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 himself to be his personal best. Building competence and confidence, your child will grow stronger in mind body and spirit. No class on Jan. 20. Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 7 yrs. and up Fee: $122 R/$137 NR Length: 9 sessions Class # Dates 542305A0 Jan 6-Mar 9

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 student’s needs. Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 4-18 yrs. Fee: $135 R/$150 NR Length: 10 sessions Class # Dates 542306A0 Jan 8-Mar 11

Days Time 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 Senior Center Age: 4-18 yrs. Fee: $135 R/$150 NR Length: 10 sessions Class # Dates 542307A0 Jan 8-Mar 11

Days Time W 7-8pm

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. No class on Jan. 20. Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 13 yrs. and up Fee: $158 R/$173 NR Length: 9 sessions Class # Dates 543360A0 Jan 6-Mar 9

Days Time M 7-8:30pm

Self-Defense BOXING AND SELF DEFENSE A comprehensive boxing program that teaches both young men and women the fundamentals of the sport of boxing. Students will learn the selfdefense 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. All skill levels are welcome. Instructor: Josh Mensch Location: Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center Age: 9-14 yrs. Fee: $103 R/$113 NR Length: 10 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 022801A0 Jan 25-Mar 28 Sa 10-11am

WOMEN'S SELF DEFENSE In this day and age, we are living in a time where crime is increasing, and unfortunately women are being targeted as potential victims. In an effort to increase women’s safety, the FleetwoodJourdain Community Center now offers a Women’s Self Defense class. Every participant will gain confidence within themselves as they increase their physical strength, ability to better observe their surroundings, and defend themselves against larger attackers. Location: Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center Age: 18 yrs. and up Fee: $67 R/$77 NR Length: 8 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 443324A0 Jan 11-Feb 29 Sa 10-11am

ALL LEVELS HIGH SCHOOL TEENS AND ADULTS The class provides a safe and non-competitive environment for full-body workout, self-defense training and stress relief. This program includes non-contact sparring. Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 17 yrs. and up Fee: $135 R/$150 NR Length: 10 sessions Class # Dates 542308A0 Jan 8-Mar 11

Days Time W 7-8pm

Days Time M 6-7pm

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

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Ecology Parent and Child Classes NATURE PLAY DATE Schedule a play date with nature. You and your child will explore the wonders of the Ladd Arboretum through games, crafts, stories and outdoor play. This free-style play date allows your child to discover which activities they like best and go at their own pace. Join us for a different monthly theme, come late or leave early. Caregiver required. Pre-registration is encouraged, drop-ins welcome, until class is filled. Location: Evanston Ecology Center Age: 1-4 yrs. Fee: $5 R/$7 NR Length: 1 session Class # 142126A0 142126A9 142126B0

Dates Jan 10 Dec 6 Feb 7

Days F F F

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

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 are welcome until the class is full. Location: Evanston Ecology Center Age: 2-5 yrs. Fee: $5 R/$7 NR Length: 1 session Class # Dates 142153A0 Jan 31 142153B0 Feb 28

Days Time F 10:30-11:30am F 10:30-11:30am

SAPLINGS AND OAKS Children and caregivers transform into saplings and oaks in this early learning nature class, through tactile experiences, imaginative play, and science discovery. Classes are primarily outdoors, weather permitting. An adult must accompany each child. Location: Evanston Ecology Center Age: Varies Fee: $100 R/$125 NR Length: 8 sessions Class # Dates 142217A0 Jan 16-Mar 5 142217B0 Jan 16-Mar 5

Days Time Age Th 10-11am 2 yrs. Th 1:30-2:30pm 3-4 yrs.

Scout Programs

Ecology Classes

BOY SCOUT MERIT BADGES

CANDLE MAKING

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 attending class. No class on Jan. 20 and Feb. 17. Location: Evanston Ecology Center Age: 12-17 yrs. Fee: $31 R/$39 NR Length: 2 sessions

In this class we will explore the process of candle making. Participants will make their own candles to take home. Location: Evanston Ecology Center Age: 8-12 yrs. Fee, 1 session: $10 R/$12 NR

Class # 142147A0 142147B0 142147C9

TRACKING

Dates Days Jan 13-27 M Feb 10-24 M Dec 9-16 M

Time Badge 4:30-6:30pm Citizenship in the World 4:30-6:30pm First Aid 4:30-6:30pm Mamal Study

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. Location: Evanston Ecology Center Age: 5 yrs. and up Fee: $5 R/$7 NR Length: 1 session Class # 142149A0 142149B0 142149D9

Dates Jan 11 Feb 8 Dec 7

Days Sa Sa Sa

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

OWL PROWL Join us for a night hike in search of owls. Participants will learn about how specialized ears, eyes and feathers help owls survive the night and how to best search for them in the wild. Location: Evanston Ecology Center Age: 5 yrs. and up Fee: $7 R/$9 NR Length: 1 session Class # Dates 142132A0 Feb 22

Days Time Sa 6-7:30pm

LUNAR ECLIPSE Learn about what will happen during tonight’s lunar eclipse. Participants will gain a better understanding of the moon and its phases. Make your own lunar eclipse and look at the moon through binoculars. The eclipse will begin at 9:30pm, after class is over. Location: Evanston Ecology Center Age: 5 yrs. and up Fee: $10 R/$12 NR Length: 1 session Class # Dates 142157A0 Jan 21

Days Time Tu 6-7:30pm

Class # Dates 142216A0 Feb 1

Days Time Sa 10-11:30am

Learn how to follow the leaps and bounds of animals live around us. We will learn how to tell the differences between tracks and other signs animals leave behind. We will be outside for the majority of this class, dress appropriately for the weather. This is a drop-off program. Location: Evanston Ecology Center Age: 6-10 yrs. Fee, 1 session: $10 R/$13 NR Class # Dates 142128A0 Feb 29

Days Time Sa 10-11:30am

WINTER CONTAINER GARDENING Evergreens will highlight an outdoor seasonal container garden. Learn basic floral design principles with Mary Jaminski, Community Garden Coordinator for the City of Evanston. You’ll learn how to create a winter season garden. Fee includes a container and greens. Bring clippers and garden gloves if you have them. Location: Evanston Ecology Center Age: 16 yrs. and up Fee, 1 session: $35 R/$44 NR Class # Dates 143101A0 Dec 4

Days Time W 6:30-8pm

EVERGREEN WREATHS Learn the techniques for making a beautiful and lasting evergreen wreath to decorate your home or give as a gift. Price includes supplies; bring clippers and garden gloves if you have them. Location: Evanston Ecology Center Age: 16 yrs. and up Fee, 1 session: $36 R/$45 NR Class # Dates 143102A0 Dec 5

Days Time Th 6:30-8pm

SHELTER BUILDING Don’t get caught out in the snow. Come to the Ecology Center to learn and practice your shelter building skills. We’ll be using branches, leaves and other natural materials to build shelters for survival and fun. This is a drop-off program. Location: Evanston Ecology Center Age: 5-10 yrs. Fee, 1 session: $10 R/$13 NR Class # Dates Days Time 142129A9 Dec 14 Sa 10-11:30am

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WORMS BINS Compost in your home all year long. Join us to learn how to make and maintain an odorless small-scale compost system using worms and take it home ready to use at the end of the session. Location: Evanston Ecology Center Age: 12 yrs. and up Fee: $20 R/$25 NR Length: 1 session Class # Dates 142130A0 Jan 18

Days Time Sa 10-11:30am

AFTERSCHOOL STEM Supplement your child’s STEM education in this afterschool drop-off program. Participants will progress from the large to the small, exploring scientific topics ranging from cells to weather systems. Activities will be hands-on and experimental to encourage curiosity. Location: Evanston Ecology Center Age: 6-8 yrs. Fee: $12 R/$15 NR Length: 1 session Class # 142212A0 142212B0 142212C0

Dates Dec 11 Jan 15 Feb 12

Days W W W

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

NATURE POETRY Share nature poetry on a winter’s day. We will learn about nature through the voices of great poets like Mary Oliver, Wendell Berry, W.S. Merwin who appreciate nature and use poetry to shed light on environmental issues. Share poetry and become inspired to write. Location: Evanston Ecology Center Age: 16 yrs. and up Fee: $7 R/$9 NR Length: 1 session Class # Dates 142215A0 Jan 25

Days Time Sa 6:30-8:30pm

COMMUNITY GARDENS The Evanston Community Garden Recreation Program rents garden plots from mid-March through mid-November to Evanston residents; garden plots are not available for non-residents.

There are four community garden sites: James Park Gardens on Oakton St.; Twiggs Gardens on Simpson St.; McCormick Gardens on McCormick Blvd.; and Lighthouse Gardens on Sheridan Road. Water, wheelbarrows and wood chips are available.

Availability: Plots not rented by returning gardeners are available to individuals in the spring. Information packet with forms will be available on January 10 online at cityofevanston.org/ecology. To receive a lottery packet by mail, please call 847-448-8256. Prospective gardeners should register for the Community Garden Lottery by March 3. The lottery will be held on Saturday, March 7 at the Evanston Ecology Center. Available garden plots will be assigned at the lottery. Plot Size Half Plot approx. 200 sq.ft. Full Plot approx. 400 sq.ft. Raised Bed Raised Bed

Location All sites All sites Twiggs Park James Park

ECOLOGY INDOOR WINTER MARKET The Evanston Ecology Center will host the winter farmers' market with favorites and specialty artisans vendors from December. 14– April 25. Information: Ecology Center, 847-448-8256. Dates Dec 14, 28 Jan 4, 18 Feb 1, 15, 29 March 14, 28 April 11, 18, 25

Days Time Sa 8am-Noon Sa 8am-Noon Sa 8am-Noon Sa 8am-Noon Sa 8am-Noon

Fee $42.50 $85 $38 $25

SNOWSHOE RENTALS Snowshoeing is a great recreational, leisure and fun activity for the winter months. Come try out snowshoeing by renting a pair and exploring the Ladd Arboretum, or take them to a different park to explore the great outdoors. Ecology Center and staff will help you with the basics of snowshoeing.

Snowshoe rentals available: Dec.–Feb., Monday–Friday, Saturday call for availability, 10am–3:30pm; Rentals returned by 4:30pm. There must be at least 3 inches of snow. Dress warmly and wear flat-bottom winter boots.

Rates

NATURE POETS In this class, we will learn about different forms of poetry, using rhymes, free verse, and other forms, like spoken word poetry, to share our experiences and observations of nature. Each class will consist of a nature poem, a winter walk, and a writing exercise. Express yourself through poetry. Location: Evanston Ecology Center Age: 8-12 yrs. Fee: $35 R/$42 NR Length: 4 sessions Class # Dates 142218A0 Feb 4-25

Rentals

2 hours: $10 4 hours: $15 1 day (10–4:30 or 6.5 hours): $25

Days Time Tu 4-5pm

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

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Leisure & Enrichment Outdoor Sledding JAMES PARK SLED HILL James Park is located at Dodge Ave. at Mulford St. James Park regulations via ordinance are as follows:

Small and Intermediate Hill Regulations Sledding is at the user’s own risk. No tobogganing, skiing, or snowboarding is permitted. Users assume full responsibility for determining if conditions are safe for sledding. Adults are responsible for supervising children in their care.

Large Hill Regulations No sledding, tobogganing, skiing or snowboarding are permitted. No trespassing when signs are posted. The violation of any provision of the ordinance shall be punishable by a fine. Please refer to Ordinances 12-0-02 and 7-10-4. Information: 311 (847-448-4311).

Self-Improvement/ Enrichment CONSCIOUS COOKING Participants will be introduced to new healthy foods and recipes that not only taste good, but are great for you. Location: Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center Age: 16 yrs. and up Fee: $67 R/$77 NR Length: 6 sessions Class # Dates 443116A0 Jan 8-Feb 12

Days Time W 7-8:30pm

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 with our seasoned arts instructor, then do the clean-up when your guests leave. Your party will be held at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center. The room will Have props and playthings and supplies to suit the theme you select and an entertaining 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 Availability: Monday–Saturday, 10am–7pm and Sunday, 10am–6pm. Information and booking: 847-448-8263 Fee: $260 for up to 15 children Recommended 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

BIRTHDAY PARTY PACKAGES

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.”

Our birthday party packages offer a simple solution to renting our facility for your child’s birthday party. Each party includes 2-hours of simultaneous use of a multi-purpose room and half of our gym (if available you may inquire about the rental of the full gym for an additional fee.) Also included in the rental is equipment, tables, chairs, as well as the set-up, take-down and clean-up. You only need to provide decorations, food, cake and the fun. Full payment is due at the time of the reservation.

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 and Rentals Whether you are looking for a room for a business meeting or a gym for a team practice, or a space for your child’s birthday party, you can find what you need at Chandler-Newberger Community Center. We offer two multi-purpose rooms, as well as a full or half-gym available to rent. Party or individual room rental information and booking: contact Annett Flynn, 847-448-8252. Long-term room or gym rental information and booking: contact Michelle Tompkins, mtompkins@ cityofevanston.org.

PRESCHOOL PARTY PACKAGES (2-5 YRS.) Included in this package is 2-hours of simultaneous use of one of our multi-purpose rooms, our south gym and our Indoor Playground equipment. Equipment includes tumbling mats, climbing blocks, toddler merry-go-round, seesaw, small slide, scooter carts and mini basketballs. This setup resembles an indoor tot lot ready for child and parent interactive play. Blue Room/South Gym: $280 R/ $310 NR Orange Room/South Gym: $250 R/ $280 NR

SPORTS PARTY PACKAGES (5+ YRS.) Included in this package is 2-hours of simultaneous use of one of our multi-purpose rooms, half-gym and sports equipment. The birthday child can pick three out of these five sports equipment sets (equipment is provided for the number of children in the party): • Basketballs and hoops • Soccer balls and nets • Floor Hockey sticks and nets • Dodgeballs • Cart of red tumbling mats Blue Room/Half-Gym: $250 R/$280 NR Orange Room/Half-Gym: $220 R/$250 NR

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MULTI-PURPOSE RENTALS Our Blue Room will accommodate up to 45 people, while our Orange Room will accommodate up to 30 people. Tables and chairs, up to the room maximum, as well as the set-up, take-down and clean-up are included in your rental. Blue Room, per hr.: $75R/$95 NR Orange Room, per hr.: $60R/$80 NR

GYM RENTAL The Chandler-Newberger gym can be rented in full or in half-sections. Our south gym offers approximately one-third more space than our north gym section. Full Gym, per hr.: $125 R/$145 NR South Gym, per hr.: $90 R/$110 NR North Gym, per hr.: $65 R/$85 NR

Ecology Party Packages The Evanston Ecology Center offers 2 hour birthday party programs on available Saturdays and Sundays. An instructor will lead a nature or outdoor oriented party, including 45 minute hands on activities. The remainder of the time is open for treats and activities on your own. 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 fee, we can customize a party theme to fit your needs. Age: 4 yrs. and up Fee: $200 R/$230 NR Party Capacity: 16 person max.


Robert Crown Community Center Rentals ROOM RENTALS Need a space to host your next special occasion? There are several rooms available to rent. All reservations require a refundable damage deposit due at the time of the reservation. Information: 847-859-7824

RENT-A-RINK FOR A PRIVATE EVENT Celebrate your private event in a unique way, on the ice. The Robert Crown Community Center offers private rentals on our rinks for ice skating, hockey, or broomball. Skate and broomball equipment rentals are available; however hockey equipment is not available for rental. Advance booking is important. Prime Time vs. Non-Prime Time information: 847-859-7824.

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.

FLEETWOOD-JOURDAIN COMMUNITY CENTER Rental rooms are available. Bring in your own refreshments or have your function catered.

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 The center has a large room, accommodating up to 50 people. Rental information: cityofevanston.org/recreation or call 311.

Winter Break Camps WINTER BREAK CAMP Sled into winter fun here at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center. Children will enjoy a wonderful winter camp experience that will be sure to get them into the holiday spirit. Campers will participate in science projects, Pajama Day, and arts and crafts projects. Children will also go on fun field trips such as, Water Works Water-park, the Shedd Aquarium, as well as a trip to see the legendary Blue Man Group. Location: Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center Age: 5-10 yrs. Fee, 3 sessions: $100 R/NR Fee, 4 sessions: $130 R/NR Class # Dates 442201A9 Dec 23-27 442201B0 Dec 31-Jan 3

Days Time M, Th, F 7am-6pm M,Tu, Th, F 7am-6pm

WINTER BREAK ARTS CAMP An old fashioned fun winter break arts camp you can buy by the day. There will be crafts and visiting artists and drama and media arts and field trips. Come one day or all week: we may travel the globe or go back in time. Location: Noyes Cultural Arts Center Age: 6-11 yrs. Fee, 1 session: $55 R/$65 NR Class # 942204A9 942204B9 942204A0 942204B0

Dates Dec 30 Dec 31 Jan 2 Jan 3

Days M Tu Th F

Time 9am-5pm 9am-5pm 9am-5pm 9am-5pm

ECOLOGY WINTER BREAK CAMP Learn what the animals of Evanston do during the winter months. Discover what different critters do to beat the cold. Daily animal visits, crafts and outdoor exploration will be a part of this camp. Please dress for the weather, bring a change of clothes and a nut free lunch. No camp on Jan. 1. Location: Evanston Ecology Center Age: 5-10 yrs. Fee, 1 session: $55 R/$69 NR Fee, 4 sessions: $220 R/$275 NR Class # 142206A9 142206A0 142206C9

Dates Dec 26 Dec 27 Dec 30-Jan 3

Days Th F M, Tu, Th, F

Time 9am-4pm 9am-4pm 9am-4pm

WINTER BASKETBALL CAMP This camp, run by dedicated instructors who provide a unique, fun and educational basketball experience is a great way for your player to spend their winter break. Campers are divided into age and skill groups and learn the fundamentals of basketball with the ultimate goal of the overall skill improvement by every participant. Daily games and contests provide a more enjoyable experience. Campers should bring a water bottle. Registration: deadline is Dec.19, if we do not have enough registrants by this date, the camp will be canceled. We will continue to accept registrations beyond this deadline if the camp minimum has been reached. Location: Chandler-Newberger Community Center Fee: $125 R/$130 NR Class # 642806C9 642806D9 642806F9 642806G9

Dates Dec 23-27 Dec 23-27 Dec 30-Jan 3 Dec 30-Jan 3

Days M, Th, F M, Th, F M, Th, F M, Th, F

Time 9am-Noon 9am-Noon 9am-Noon 9am-Noon

Age 5-7 yrs 8-10 yrs 5-7 yrs 8-10 yrs

WINTER BREAK SCRIMMAGE CAMP Let's play ball! This camp will be a fun way to improve your game. Station style instruction along with multiple games a day are sure to get your player the repetition and experience they need to take the next step in their game development. Registration deadline is Dec. 19, if we do not have enough registrants by this date, the camp will be canceled. We will continue to accept registrations beyond this deadline if the camp minimum has been reached. Location: Chandler-Newberger Community Center Fee: $85 R/$90 NR Ages: 11-14 yrs. Class # Dates Days Time 642806E9 Dec 23-27 M, Th, F 12:30-2:30pm 642806H9 Dec 30-Jan 3 M, Th, F 12:30-2:30pm

“UN”BIRTHDAY WINTER CAMP There are 364 unbirthdays! Precisely why we’re gathered here to cheer a very merry Unbirthday to you. We’ll have a face painter, balloon artist, cupcakes and more in this camp that celebrates our unbirthdays. Location: Chandler-Newberger Community Center Age: 3-5 yrs. Fee, 3 sessions: $55 R/$65 NR Class # Dates Days Time 641215A9 Dec 23-Dec 27 M, Th, F 9-11am

WINTER ENRICHMENT ACADEMY Start the new year off with a spark of excitement for learning in the Winter Enrichment Academy. Each day will give campers and opportunity to explore, create and learn in a fun environment. Schedule: Monday: Ocean Science, Thursday: Cooking and Friday: Exploration. Location: Chandler-Newberger Community Center Age: 3-5 yrs. Fee, 3 sessions: $55 R/$65 NR Class # Dates 641216A0 Dec 30-Jan 3

Days Time M, Th, F 9-11am

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

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School Programs Robert Crown DCFS Licensed Preschool

Enrichment Programs Orange Room Classes at Chandler-Newberger TO THE MOON AND BACK

GENERAL INFORMATION

Our toddler and preschooler enrichment programs all focus on large and small motor development. We focus on encouraging children to make friends, follow simple rules, be courageous and have fun as they start to figure out who they are outside of their family unit. Children will be invited to participate in music and movement, art, circle time, free play, sports and games and much more.

Robert Crown Community Center’s toddler, 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 Evanston families and nearby communities since 1988.

Some benefits include: • access to the large gym • ice rinks and various outdoor grassy areas and playing fields. • three nutritious meals are provided daily; a hot lunch for full day programs.

Choose from various programs including: Take Two program for age 2-3 years and Creative Play program for age 3-5 years.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION Registration process includes a tour with the program coordinator, sharing information on class schedules, content, curriculum, assessment and program fees. You will be given the registration packet and the parent handbook. Note: prior to enrollment, parents are responsible for all forms in the registration packet, a copy of the child’s birth certificate and the last 6 months immunization records returned to the center. Tour appointments: Robert Crown Community Center, 847-448-8167. Information: contact Tiffany Caston, Preschool, After-School and Camp Program Coordinator at tcaston@cityofevanston.org.

CREATIVE PLAY PRESCHOOL This plan, innovative play with a purpose, is the standard for the community center based early childhood program. Our multi-age classroom offers children the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities as they develop socially, emotionally and cognitively through play. Daily 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, science, music, movement, various arts and crafts activities. Toilet Training is required.

TAKE TWO This program is a great first independent experience for any child. It is designed for children age 2-3 yrs. Our staff members introduce preschool concepts in a caring and 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 focus is on preschool readiness preparedness such as taking turns, following simple directions, listening and sharing. Also including individual instruction during center time and an interactive circle time, followed by art, music and movement, story time, outdoor play and gym games. Toilet Training is not required.

Classes in the Orange Room: Offer toddlers and young preschoolers a gentle introduction to the preschool experience, with the comfort of an adult they trust. They learn about classroom transitions, following directions, language development, social interaction and increasing self-esteem.

Students in the Blue Room: Combines STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) related activities with time in our gym where they will be introduced to the basic skills of activities like soccer, basketball and more.

Our Blue Room classes: Offer a drop-in opportunity for families, if space is available. 24-hour notice is required for drop-ins. Information: 847-448-8252. Registration: Guarantees a spot in the full session of the class.

TIME TOGETHER Evanston’s only public open gym for young children from birth to age 4. 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 is we pick up the toys. Each session ends with a short circle time that includes signing, movement and a story. No class on Nov. 26–28; we will take a winter break in late December and start back up January 2020. Parking: Free parking is available in the Chandler-Newberger parking lot off Central Street in Evanston. Parking permits are available at the front desk. Our facility is located just across the street from Firestation #3 and just west of the Central Street CTA Purple Line Station. Location: Chandler-Newberger Community Center Ages: Birth-4 yrs. Fee, first-time guests: Free Fee, drop-in: $11 for one child and caregiver; $13 for two childre and caregiver. Fee, 8-count punch card: $66 R/NR for 1 child and parent/caregiver (cards never expire.) Group price Discounts: play groups of 4 or more families, call Michelle at 847-448-8681 Class # Dates Days Time 641101A0 Jan 7-March 20 Tu, W, Th 9-11am

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Blast off in the Orange Room. We'll read our favorite picture books, explore our friend the Moon and make art related to outer space. No class on Jan. 20. Age: 2-4 yrs. w/ an adult Fee: $52 R/$69 NR Length: 6 sessions Class # Dates 641106A0 Jan 6-Feb 17

Days Time M 10:30-11:30am

BALLS BALLS AND MORE BALLS Bring us your active toddler or preschooler, this class will challenge event the most active of them. Circle time and an age appropriate project are followed by time in the gym with soccer balls, basketballs and more balls. No class on Jan. 20. Age: 2-4 yrs. w/ an adult Fee: $52 R/$69 NR Length: 6 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 641105A0 Jan 10-Feb 14 F 10:30-11:30am

LET'S GO ON AND ADVENTURE It's time to go on a bear hunt and go over the mountain to see what we can see. Songs, movement and art related to bears and exploration will be part of our Orange Room fun. Age: 2-4 yrs. w/ an adult Fee: $52 R/$69 NR Length: 6 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 641100A0 Feb 21-Mar 27 F 10:30-11:30am

THINGS THAT GO Explore the busy world of Richard Scarrey in the Orange Room. We'll sing songs, read and tell stories and create art that will engage your child's imagination and creativity. Age: 2-4 yrs. w/ an adult Fee: $52 R/$69 NR Length: 6 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 641104A0 Feb 24-Mar 30 M 10:30-11:30am

MAKE AND MOVE Join us in the Orange Room to explore our classroom toys, sing songs and try out a small art project before heading to the gym. Once in the gym, our obstacle course is a perfect way to blow off steam, practice walking, hopping, running and other gross motor skills. Age: 1.5-3 yrs. w/ an adult Fee: $52 R/$69 NR Length: 6 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 641107A0 Feb 24-Mar 30 M 9:30-10:15am 641107B0 Feb 21-Mar 27 F 9:30-10:15am


Blue Room Classes

After-School Programs School Days Off

INDOOR PLAYGROUND AND SCIENCE LAB

ROBERT CROWN AFTER SCHOOL ADVENTURE

Run, climb, race and roll in Chandler’s Indoor playground during Time Together before returning to the Blue Room to observe, experiment, create construct, classify compare and question. Age: 3-5 yrs. (must be 3 by the first day of class) Fee: $115 R/$133 NR Length: 6 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 641141A0 Jan 7-Feb 11 Tu 9:30-11:30am 641141B0 Feb 20-Mar 26 Th 9:30-11:30am

GEOMETRICS AND GYMNASTICS We'll explore staight line and simple shapes and structures and how they form a design or pattern. Then we'll head off to the gym to practice our tumbling and balance skills on our mini gymnastics floor. Age: 3-5 yrs. (must be 3 by the first day of class) Fee: $115 R/$133 NR Length: 6 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 641142A0 Jan 7-Feb 11 Tu 1-3pm 641142B0 Feb 20-Mar 26 Th 1-3pm

INDOOR PLAYGROUND AND ART INSPIRED BY SCIENCE Run, climb, race and roll in Chandler’s Indoor playground before returning to the Blue Room to become creative art scientists. Paint, draw, and create as students's science interest guide our works of art. Age: 3-5 yrs. (must be 3 by the first day of class) Fee: $115 R/$133 NR Length: 6 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 641143A0 Jan 9-Feb 13 Th 9:30-11:30am 641143B0 Feb 18-Mar 24 Tu 9:30-11:30am

BIG BOX CONSTRUCTION AND BIG WHEELS Turn big boxes into unique houses or buildings, then practice speed, agility, and rules of the road in the neighborhood we create in the gym. Age: 3-5 yrs. (must be 3 by the first day of class) Fee: $115 R/$133 NR Length: 6 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 641144A0 Jan 9-Feb 13 Th 1-3pm 641144B0 Feb 18-Mar 24 Tu 1-3pm

ECOLOGY DAY OFF SCHOOL CAMP

* Follows District 65 school calendar (9 month Program)

Robert Crown Community Center’s after-school program is licensed by the Illinois Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS). Our daily schedule includes time to relax and play in both structured and self-directed activities, coordinated study time and nutritious snacks. Activities designated to build athletic and social skills take place in our gym, multipurpose room and outdoors. The most important part of the day is “Homework Help,” providing individualized enrichment and assistance. The program includes special activities, field trips and theme days on district 65 early dismissal days. Bus services are included for children that attend District #65 schools to the center (No bus service on holidays and school breaks). * Full day care is provided on days District 65 holds non-attendance days/institute days outside of COE Holidays. Note: prior to enrollment, parents are responsible for all forms in the registration packet, a copy of the child’s birth certificate and the last 6 months immunization records returned to the center.

Information: Amber Woodson at awoodson@ cityofevanston.org; 847-866-5949 Age: 5-12 yrs. Fee: varies by service days per month Time: 3-6pm

FLEETWOOD-JOURDAIN This Program serves your after school needs and school closings 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 and crafts activities. On early dismissal days, activities, field trips, or art workshops are schedules. Bus services are included for children attending District #65 schools to the center (No bus service on holidays and school breaks). Location: Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center Age: 5-10 yrs. (Elementary School Students) Fees, monthly: Varies, based on the number of service days

MASON PARK AFTER SCHOOL DROP-IN

Join the Ecology Center for this day off school camp. We will be doing a variety of activities included visits with animals, crafts, games and outside time. Please pack a nut free lunch. Bring a change of clothes and indoor shoes. Appropriate outdoor clothing is required. An afternoon snack will be provided. Location: Evanston Ecology Center Age: 5-10 yrs. Fee: $57 R/$71 NR Length: 1 session Class # Dates 142205A0 Feb 14 142205B0 Feb 17

Days Time F 9am-3pm M 9am-3pm

SCHOOL'S OUT SPORTS CAMP Come join us for a recreational day of sports. Soccer, basketball, floor hockey, dodgeball and capture the flag will be our featured sports. This camp is a fun and active day of sports for all skill levels. Players will enjoy a chance to play sports and hang out with their friends. We will have a short lunch break so please have your players pack a lunch. Location: Chandler-Newberger Community Center Age: 6-11 yrs. Fee: $50 R/ NR Length: 1 session Class # 652801A0 652801B0 652801C0

Dates Jan 20 Feb 14 Feb 17

Days M F M

Time 10am-3pm 11am-4pm 11am-4pm

SHAG HOLIDAYS This program provides supervised care on School District #65 non-attendance days during the school year. This program also provides a full day of activities, lunch, and an afternoon snack. These school days off include either entertainment at the center or a fun filled field trip (bus transportation and admission included). Information and registration: 847-448-8254. Location: Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center Ages: 5-12 yrs. Fee, 1 session: $110 R/$130 NR Class # Dates 452103A0 Feb 14 452103B0 Feb 17

Days Time F 9am-5pm M 9am-5pm

Looking for a fun place to drop-in after school? Meet with your friends and do homework (internet access available). After you’ve finished you can play XBOX, PSP, or Wii game systems. You could also join in outdoor sports such as basketball, baseball, and football (weather permitting). Information and registration: Jelani Summers, 847-448-8254 Location: Mason Park Field House Age: 11-13 yrs. Fee: $20 per month

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

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Special Recreation Special Recreation programs are for people with special needs. Programs emphasize individual development in a wide range areas including sports, culture, social, after-school and special events. Information: Leonard Woodson, 847-448-8044; Ryan Dollins, 847-424-5496.

Special Recreation After School SENSORY CHEF Let’s get cooking. Cooking is an activity that is jam packed with sensory opportunities, from using our sense of touch by kneading the bread to smelling the baking cookies. Who can forget the best part, tasting the final product. No class on Feb 17. Location: Park School Age: 3 yrs. and up Fee: $140 R/$165 NR Length: 9 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 845110A0 Jan 27-Mar 30 M 3:30-5pm

LETS GET MOVIN’ Lets get up and get moving. We will work on movements on the upper and lower body while having fun. We will focus on functional movements such as Mobility, Dexterity, Striking, Kicking, and Wheelchair/Walker Mobility, if applicable. All aspect of this course will be individualized to the participant. Location: Park School Age: 3 yrs. and up Fee: $280 R/$330 NR Length: 22 sessions Class # Dates 845112A0 Jan 21-April 2

I’VE GOT RHYTHM Get some quality music time after school with this terrific music class which is taught by a music therapist from the Institute of Therapy Through the Arts. This program offers participants the opportunity to learn to play musical instruments and expand their musical skills, as well as improve motor language and social skills in a group setting. No class Feb. 5 and March 4. Location: Park School Age: 3 yrs. and up Fee: $140 R/$165 NR Length: 9 sessions Class # Dates 845605A0 Jan 22-April 1

Days Time W 3:30-5pm

INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL OLYMPICS Let’s check out all of the Special Olympics sports that are being offered by Evanston’s Special Olympics program. A variety of sports will be experienced in this survey of Special Olympics. Skills learned will be tailored to the participants abilities. No Class on Feb. 14. Location: Park School Age: 3 yrs. and up Fee: $140 R/$165 NR Length: 10 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 845111A0 Jan 24-April 3 F 3:30-5pm

Days Time Tu, Th 3:30-5pm

Trips/Special Events HOLIDAY PARTY It’s the holiday event of the season, a night to remember. Join your friends for a lovely meal and enjoy our gift exchange hosted by our very own holiday helpers. Please bring a $5 grab bag gift suitable for either a male or female. Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 10 yrs. and up Fee, 1 session: $27 R/$30 NR Class # Dates Days Time 845102A9 Dec 14 Sa 6:30-9:30pm

MATINEE THEATER Come and see Elle in Legally Blonde: The Musical, performed at the Ethel M. Barber Theater on the Northwestern Campus. Synopsis: Elle Woods appears to have it all but her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend Warner dumps her to attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle ingeniously charms her way into the prestigious law school. While there, she struggles with peers, professors and her ex. With the support of some new friends, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world. No Transportation will be provided. Location details will be provided closer to the performance date. Register by Jan. 27. Location: the Ethel M. Barber Theater Age: 10 yrs. and up Fee, 1 session: $35 R/$40 NR Class # Dates 845006A0 Feb 16

Days Time Su 1:30-3:30pm

NORTHWESTERN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Join your Special Rec. friends as we watch the Northwestern University Women’s Basketball Team in conference action against Penn State. Register by Jan. 10. Please bring money for food and souvenirs. Note: Game start time may change. Location: Welsh-Ryan Arena Age: 10 yrs. and up Fee, 1 session: $23 R/$25 NR Class # Dates 845010A0 Jan 19

Days Time Su 1:45-3:40pm

NORTHWESTERN MEN’S BASKETBALL GAME Join your Special Rec. friends as we watch the Northwestern University Men’s Basketball Team in conference action against Ohio State. Register by Jan. 17. Please bring money for food and souvenirs. Note: Game start time may change. Location: Welsh-Ryan Arena Age: 10 yrs. and up Fee, 1 session: $23 R/$25 NR Class # Dates 845007A0 Jan 26

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Days Time Su 5-8pm


Sports REC/AEROBIC SWIM Splash into shape. Our recreational/aerobic program is tailored to your ability. The emphasis is on increasing strength and stamina while you have fun in the water. No class on Feb. 17. Locker room assistance: notify the Special Recreation office in advance at 847-448-8044. Location: YWCA Age: 3 yrs. and up Fee: $147 R/$172 NR Length: 9 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 845812A0 Jan 27-Mar 30 M 8-8:45pm

SPECIAL OLYMPICS SWIM TEAM PRACTICE Work on your swimming technique and improve your speed and endurance for competitive and recreational meets. If you plan to participate in the Special Olympics Regional Swim Meet in March, you must attend this program. No class on Feb. 17. Location: YWCA Age: 3 yrs. and up Fee: $147 R/$172 NR Length: 9 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 845824A0 Jan 27-Mar 30 M 8:45-9:30pm

ADULT TRACK & FIELD Personalized training is provided once a week. Note: if you plan to participate in the 2020 Special Olympics Region B Track and Field Meet, you must attend this session because timings and measurements will be done in March. However, you don't have to compete in the meet to benefit. Please wear loose-fitting clothing and gym shoes each week. Location: Chandler-Newberger Community Center Age: 12 yrs. and up Fee: $75 R/$90 NR Length: 10 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 845801A0 Jan 21-Mar 24 Tu 6:30-8pm

POWERLIFTING It’s time to get to work as we prepare for the Special Olympics Region B Powerlifting Meet .Note: due to the size of the workout facility, we will have two, 60-minute training sessions for each day, if we have more than 4 athletes register for this program. Location: Fleetwood-Jourdain Coummunity Center Age: 15 yrs. and up Fee: $75 R/$90 NR Length: 10 sessions

BASKETBALL Spend your Thursday evenings at this fun Special Olympics Basketball program. Depending on the number of athletes/teams, we will split the practice time into 40-minute sessions per team each week. Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 15 yrs. and up Fee: $75 R/$90 NR Length: 10 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 845802A0 Jan 16-Mar 19 Th 7:30-9:30pm

FITNESS TRAINING Start your weekend with more energy and flexibility. This class takes you from stretches and warm-ups to adaptive low impact aerobics, ending in 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: 10 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 845301A0 Jan 18-Mar 21 Sa 9-9:45am

BOWLING Get ready to roll. Basic to advanced skills are practiced in this recreational bowling program. Refine your lane approach and delivery while socializing with others. The game, shoe rental, and transportation to and from Robert Crown Community Center will be provided. Location: Brunswick Zone Age: 3 yrs. and up Fee: $147 R/$172 NR Length: 10 sessions Class # Dates Days Time 845804A0 Jan 18-Mar 21 Sa 10am-12:30pm

BOWLING/FITNESS TRAINING COMBO Sign up for both classes and save with our “keep in good health” combo. After fitness training, change your clothes and get ready to head off for the bowling alley. Transportation will be provided to and from the Robert Crown Community Center Location: Varies Age: 3 yrs. and up Fee: $200 R/$232 NR Length: 10 sessions

Special Olympics Transportation will be provided at Robert Crown Community Center.

FOX VALLEY SWIM MEET It’s time to sharpen those skills that you learned during the last session of swim practice. This will be a tune-up meet before the Special Olympics Swim Meet in March. Be sure to bring spending money for lunch. Location: Varies Age: 8 yrs. and up Fee: $42 R/$57 NR Length: 1 session Class # Dates Days Time 845806A9 Dec 14 Sa 9:30am-4:30pm

SPECIAL OLYMPICS SNOWSHOE MEET It’s time to put your skills to the test as you compete in the Special Olympics Regional Meet. You must have participated in the Snowshoe program in the fall and must have an up-to-date medical eligibility form on file at the Special Recreation office to compete in this meet. Location: Varies Age: 8 yrs. and up Fee: $44 R/$59 NR Length: 1 session Class # Dates 845815A0 Jan 4

Days Time Sa 7:30am-4pm

SPECIAL OLYMPICS REGION B BASKETBALL MEET Show off the skills you learned during practice. If you participated in the Fall 2019 basketball program on Thursday evenings and participated in the preliminary basketball games, you and your teammates are eligible to compete in this Special Olympics Region B Basketball Meet. Location: Varies Age: 8 yrs. and up Fee: $44 R/$59 NR Length: 1 session Class # Dates 845825A0 Jan 19

Days Time Su 7:30am-5pm

Class # Dates Days Time 845805A0 Jan 18-Mar 21 Sa 9am-12:30pm

Class # Dates Days Time 845818A0 Jan 15-Mar 18 W 6:30-8:30pm

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

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Age 55+ Events Special Events Interested in becoming a Levy Senior Center member? Enjoy member only activities and lower rates on most Levy Senior Center program offerings. Membership information: 847-448-8250 Registration: Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave., Evanston. Levy Senior Center Member (LM), Non Member (NM)

DECEMBER 5, 12 AARP SMART DRIVERS CLASS This two-session class is sponsored by AARP. Understand the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, safe vehicle operation for today’s increasingly challenging driving environment and learn to manage common age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. Present your AARP card at first session for discount. You must attend both sessions. Registration: Levy Senior Center front desk or call 847-448-8250. Space is limited. Admission: $15, AARP member; $20, nonmember (payable to the instructor on the day of class) Dates Day Dec 5, 12 Th

Time 9am-1pm

DECEMBER 16–25, 31, JANUARY 1, 20 LEVY SENIOR CENTER DECEMBER CLOSURE The Levy Senior Center will be closed Monday, December 16 through Wednesday, December 25 for annual building maintenance and deep cleaning. The Center will be closing early on December 31 at 3pm and will be closed January 1. Normal building hours will resume on January 2. The Levy Senior Center will be closed Monday, January 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Dates Day Dec 16-25 M-F Dec 31 M Jan 1 Tu Jan 20 M

DECEMBER 10 LEVY LECTURE SERIES The Levy Senior Center Foundation proudly hosts free monthly lectures at the Levy Senior Center for adults and seniors. Information and registration: levyseniorcenterfoundation.org. Registration: Levy Senior Center front desk or call 847-448-8293. Admission: Free Topic: Silent Heros Resistance Movement Dates Dec 10

Day Time Tu 1:30-3pm

JANUARY 9– FEBRUARY 26 MATTER OF BALANCE

DECEMBER 6 JAMMING JEAN MUSIC SERIES The Levy Senior Center Foundation has created a new music series for all ages that will delight the entire Evanston community. The Jamming Jean Music Series, named in honor of a former Levy Senior Center member, will feature music and musicians that reflect Evanston and its cultural diversity. Bring the entire family for a fun way to kick off the weekend. A food truck and cash bar will be available for refreshments. Sponsor: Levy Senior Center Foundation Location: Maple Room at the Levy Senior Center. Admission: Concerts are free and open to all. Dates Dec 6

Day F

Time 5-7pm

Band Rosie & the Rivets

A Matter of Balance is a structured group intervention that emphasizes practical strategies to reduce fear of falling and increase activity levels. Participants learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable, set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and exercise to increase strength and balance. Participants must attend 7 of the 8 classes to complete the program. Maximum 12 students. Registration: register at the front desk Admission: Free; registration is required Sessions: 8-weeks Dates Jan 8-Feb 26

Day W

Time 10am-Noon

JANUARY 17 FRAN RANDALL CONCERT The Levy Senior Center Foundation along with Evelyn Binz and Bette Coulson is proud to bring the talents of young, award-winning classical musicians to the Levy Senior Center. The outstanding lineup continues to honor the memory of Fran Randall and his important role in the current center’s opening and love of classical music. This concert program features musicians pianist Lam Wong and flutest Fojtilc. Information: levyseniorcenterfoundation.org. Registration: Levy Senior Center front desk or call 847-448-8250. Sponsor: Levy Senior Center Foundation Admission: Free Dates Jan 17

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Day F

Time 1:30-3:30pm


JANUARY 23 RULES OF THE ROAD This free class, offered by the Secretary of State’s office, includes safe driving techniques and review of Illinois driving laws to prepare for the written driver’s test. Admission: Free; registration is required Dates Jan 23

Day Th

Time 9-11am

JANUARY 24– FEBRUARY 28 BALLROOM DANCING WITH THE DICK ELLIOTT BAND Don’t miss an afternoon of dancing, live music and refreshments. Grab your dancing shoes and practice your ballroom skills to the music of the Dick Elliot Band. There is no dance in December. Registration: No registration required. Admission: $5 per person at door Dates Jan 24 Feb 28

Day F F

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

JANUARY 30 FOOT SCREENINGS Dr. Timothy Kruse offers a free foot exam, evaluation and answers questions about foot hygiene and the control of fungus in both the skin and the toenails, proper toenail cutting, callous maintenance, performs diabetic foot exams for potential skin break down and ulceration and assesses the foot circulation and neuro status. Consultations are in 10-minute increments. Admission: Free; registration is required Dates Jan 30

Day Th

FEBRUARY 12 ICELAND LONG DISTANCE TRIP

FEBRUARY 3 DONUTS WITH THE DIRECTORS Join the Levy Senior Center staff members Amy Kellogg, Bob Russo, Tim Carter and Audrey Thompson for a round table discussion at the Levy Senior Center. Staff will bring topics and update you on the latest happenings at the Center. There will be opportunity to ask questions, as well as, give your input on programs and services held at the Levy Senior Center. Donuts and coffee will be served. Registration: Please call 847-448-8250. Admission: Free; registration is required Dates Feb 3

Day M

Time 10:15-11:15am

FEBRUARY 4– APRIL 12 IT’S TAX TIME AGAIN! AARP Foundation Tax-Aide helps low to moderate income taxpayers age 55 years and up prepare simple tax returns, assist in filing tax forms, 1040 forms, certain schedules, at the Levy Senior Center. For more complex returns, please seek paid tax assistance. Taxes are prepared for senior’s age 55 years and up with an income of $40,000 or less. Please have all relevant tax papers ready before registering. Appointments: please call 847-448-8250 beginning January 14: Fee: Free; registration is required Length: 1 hour appointments Dates Feb 4-Apr 7 Feb 7-Apr 10

Iceland is a unique destination that offers pristine nature, boasting geysers, geothermal pools, waterfalls and wildlife, breathtaking landscapes and vibrant culture deeply rooted in ancient heritage. Spend five nights in Iceland while exploring this amazing land of fire and ice. This trip meeting is a great opportunity to ask questions and meet the tour operator. All adults and seniors are welcome. Trip: October 14, 2020; 5 nights, 7 days. Registration: Please call the Levy Senior Center at 847-448-8250. Meeting fee: No charge Dates Feb 12

Day W

Time 11am-Noon

Day Time Tu 9am-5pm F 9am-5pm

Time 1-3pm

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

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Age 55+ Services Benefit Access Applications

100th

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11am–3pm What is the Benefit Access Program?

Birthday

Formerly known as the Circuit Breaker. Benefits available are fee discount on license plates and free rides on fixed-route transit for seniors and persons with disabilities. Eligibility is determined by age, disability, residency and income.

Dennis Newton Scholarship Fund

Need help applying or renewing your benefits?

The Dennis Newton Scholarship Fund provides Levy Senior Center members the financial opportunity to attend our day trips.

Make an appointment: call the Levy Senior Center at 847-448-8250; space is limited weekly to the first 15 callers.

What do I need to bring to my appointment?

For more information or to apply for the scholarship, please contact Tim Carter or Amy Kellogg at the Levy Senior Center at 847-448-8250.

Your Social Security Number, government-issued ID verifying your age and current Federal 1040 tax return. If you do not file a Federal 1040, you will need proof of Social Security Number and SSI Benefit statement (Form SSA-1099).

Heaven Can Wait This program is designed to honor our most experienced community members. The Levy Senior Center Foundation will underwrite the Levy Senior Center annual membership fees for program participants who are age 90+.

The Levy Foundation partially funded a 22-passenger bus to shuttle members, within the Evanston boundaries, to and from the Levy Senior Center.

The City of Evanston offers two enhanced lunch program locations, through a grant administered by Age Options, which will offset the fee of each meal. No person age 60+ shall be denied participation due to the inability to contribute.

Grocery shopping: Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning at 11am from the Levy Senior Center Schedule a pick-up: on the day of ride, during the hours of 7–8:30am, call 311. Charge: No charge for Levy Senior Center current membership holders.

Levy Senior Center Membership Levy Senior Center membership is open to adults age 55 years and older. The membership fee $34 for residents of ZIP codes 60201 and 60202 $54 for a nonresident.

Membership benefits • Member only free programs • Discounts on other Levy programs • The fitness room • Memberships are valid for one year from the date of purchase.

Membership activities • Levy Writing Group • Duplicate Bridge (bring a partner) • Line Dance (no experience required) • Pickleball

100th Birthday recognition forms are available on the Foundation table in the lobby or at the front desk. Please allow 5 days advance notice.

Congregate Meal Program

9:30am: North end Evanston Route to Levy begins 9:45am: South end Evanston Route to Levy begins 12:30pm: First return route leaves Levy 3:30pm: Second return route leaves Levy

$34 for residents who live in postal code 60201 and 60202 $54 for non-residents. To qualify, registrants need only to show an official ID with proof of their birthday when they register at the Levy Senior Center.

The Levy Senior Center Foundation will also be honoring members in our community turning 100. Centenarians will be recognized with a birthday cake in their honor to be shared with other Levy Senior Center members at the Levy Senior Center.

Ride the Levy Bus

Bus schedule

Current membership rates:

Happy 100th Birthday!

• Art Class (Painting, drawing, oils, watercolor) • Monday/Wednesday Club (discussion group and guest speaker) • Woodcarving (tools and materials are available for purchase) • Drop-in Basketball • Social Bridge Noon (come as a foursome) • Shower Singers (social singing group, no experience is required) • Yesterday & Today (current events discussion group) • Knit and String Goup • Line Dance • Folk Dance • Spanish Conversation Club • Bid Whist • and much more.

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The suggested donation: $5, age 60 yrs. and up Fee: $7, age 59 yrs. and less.

Lunch service Monday-Friday, 11:30am-1pm: in the Garden Café, Levy Senior Center

Wednesday, 11:30am-1pm: in the Wisdom Café, Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center

Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) SHIP is a free health benefits counseling service for Medicare beneficiaries. SHIPs mission is to educate, advocate, counsel and empower seniors to make informed healthcare benefit decisions. SHIP is an independent program funded by federal agencies, managed by the State of Illinois and is not affiliated with the insurance industry. Levy Senior Center staff and volunteers counsel Evanston residents by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please contact Tim Carter at 847-448-8293.


Age 55+ Activities Art Classes Location: Levy Senior Center Levy Member (LM), Non Member (NM)

GLASS FUSION Come explore the art of glass fusion. Learn how to make paperweights, dishes, sun catchers and pictures. Fee includes individualized instruction, some materials and assembly of finished art work. Additional glass and materials is purchased by student. Instructor: Vivian Visser Fee, 8 sessions: $ 96 LM/$111 NM Class # Dates 544616A0 Jan 9-Feb 27 544616B0 Jan 8-Feb 26

Days Time Th 10am-Noon W 1-3pm

CLAY HAND BUILDING & GLAZING Using a variety of clay, tools, methods and imagination, learn how to hand build. Slab roller and extruder are available for use. Fee includes instruction, firing and supplies. No class on Jan. 20. Instructor: Vivian Visser. Fee, 8 sessions: $91 LM/$106 NM Class # Dates 544118A0 Jan 6-Feb 24 544118B0 Jan 6-Feb 24

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

ADVANCED CLAY HAND BUILDING & GLAZING This program is for students with previous clay hand instruction and have prior experience working with clay. Students will continue to learn clay building and create advanced molds. Instructor: Vivian Visser. Location: Levy Senior Center Fee, 8 sessions: $104 LM/$119 NM Class # Dates 544179A0 Jan 8-Feb 26

Days Time W 9:30am-12:30pm

SILK SCARF PAINTING WITH TEXTURE AND PATTERN New, expanded session class. Color on silk is always beautiful. Show off your style with hand painted scarves and impress your friends. We will cover several easy techniques to apply color to the scarf in a verity of textures and patterns. Please wear painting clothes. Paint does not come out of clothing. Fee includes materials. Instructor: Vivian Visser. Fee, 8 sessions: $80 LM/$95 NM Class # Dates Days Time 544632A0 Jan 10-Feb 28 F 9:30-11:30am

ADULT DRAW AND PAINT

BEGINNING UKULELE FOR SENIORS

Through observation and invention we will explore drawing and painting techniques. A variety of materials will be used. Each week we will look at an artist for inspiration. Personal style will be encouraged. No previous experience necessary. Color, form and composition will be addressed. Both acrylic and watercolor paint will be used. Week 1: Cityscapes, Week 2: Still Life, Week 3: Underwater, Week 4: Landscape, Week 5: Abstract. No class on Jan. 20. Instructor: Susan Tecktiel Fee, 5 sessions: $75 LM/$90 NM

This class is for beginner level students and for those looking to refresh their skills, focusing on fundamentals and basic chords for Folk, country, Motown, pop, we play it all. All types of Ukuleles are welcome with the exception of baritones. Don’t own a Ukulele, but want to learn? Pre-register for this class at least one week in advance, pay a $35 instrument deposit and we will order you a ukulele. If you decide that you are unable to continue the course you will be refunded your deposit as long as the ukulele is returned in good condition. No Class on Jan. 30, Feb. 6 and 13. Instructor: Lorraine Williams Fee, 10 sessions: $80 LM/$95 NM

Class # Dates Days Time 544634A0 Jan 13-Feb 17 M 6:30-8pm 544634B9 Nov 4-Dec 2 M 6:30-8pm

Class # Dates 544617A0 Jan 2-Mar 19

CARDS FOR HOSPITALIZED KIDS Levy Senior Center needs your help. Cards for Hospitalized Kids (CFHK) is an internationally recognized charitable organization that spreads hope, joy and magic to hospitalized kids across America through uplifting, handmade cards. Join us as we create heartwarming cards for children across the USA. All you need to bring is your imagination; we will supply the paper, markers and other card making supplies. No charge but please sign up at the front desk. Fee, 1 session: Free Dates Dec 5 Feb 6

Days Time Th 1-2:30pm Th 1-2:30pm

Theme Hoilday Valentines Day

Music Classes Looking for some fun people to play ukulele with? If you already know 2-3 strum patterns and 10-12 chords you will be able to have a lot of fun with this group. We play a wide variety of music from the 40s to the 70s and hold ukulele sing-along concerts at the Levy Senior Center 3-4 times a year. (Participation in these concerts is not required in order to be in the ensemble) Drop-in available for $10 for Levy Senior Center members and $12 for non-members No Class on Jan. 30, Feb. 6 and 13. Instructor: Lorraine Williams Fee, 10 sessions: $80 LM/$95 NM Days Time Th 1-2pm

AFRICAN DRUMMING Learn how to play African rhythms on authentic African drums provided by the instructor or bring your own. In this class learn how rhythm and bodily movement enhance thinking and greater circulation of energy and flexibility of upper extremities. No experience needed, simple easy West African rhythms for your heart mind and soul. Try African drumming for FREE on Monday, January 20 from 1-2pm. Registration is required for the February class. Fee, 4 sessions: $60 LM/$85 NM Class # Dates 544619A0 Feb 3-24

Days Time M 1-2pm

CHORALEERS

SENIOR UKULELE ENSEMBLE

Class # Dates 544618A0 Jan 2-Mar 19

Days Time Th 12-1pm

Have you ever wanted to sing? Join us for one of these two great groups. You must be a Levy member to participate. Shower Singers is a drop-in group that meets on Tuesdays from Noon–1pm. There is no charge for this group. Choraleers is a class and more formal, representing the Levy Senior Center singing at many Chicago area venues. You must audition for the Choraleers. Auditions are held every Friday at Noon. Instructor: Evelyn Binz Fee, 8 sessions: $30 LM/$45 NM Class # Dates Days Time 544627A0 Jan 10-Feb 28 F 10:30am-Noon

PIANO LESSONS Have you ever wanted to learn to play the piano? You’re never too old to learn something new. Lesson range from the basics to advanced levels. Schedule an appointment with Tim Carter at 847448-8293. Payment due at the beginning of each month. No refunds for missed appointments. Instructor: Evelyn Binz Lesson days: Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. Fee, (4) 1 hr. sessions: $100

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

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Age 55+ Activities Dance Classes MOVE IT OR LOSE IT A movement class designed to improve balance, coordination, cognition, strength and mobility. This class uses light exercises adapted from a fall prevention program while increasing your mind and body. This program is a fun way to dance your way to health and balance. Instructor: Nichola Goss Fee, 8 sessions: $25 LM/$40 NM Class # Dates 544350A0 Jan 7-Feb 25

Days Time Tu 1:30-2:15pm

BEGINNER SWING & SALSA Learn swing and Latin (bachata, merengue, and salsa) and help integrate different parts of your brain, such as coordination, rhythm, and strategy. All while you’re having fun. Social partner dancing, with both physical and mental demands, has a higher impact on cognitive functioning over exercise or mental tasks alone. No partner needed, we rotate. Registration is required. Instructor: Koula Quirk. Fee, 8 sessions: $32 LM/$47 NM Fee, 6 sessions: $20 LM/$35 NM Class # Dates 544625A0 Jan 9-Feb 27 544625B9 Nov 7-Dec 12

Days Time Th Noon-1pm Th Noon-1pm

CONTINUING LINE DANCING

LINE DANCE BASICS Learn to Line Dance at the Levy Senior Center. This class is perfect for a novice and non-dancer. Line dance is no longer just country, we dance to jazz, blues rock & roll and classical music. This is a great low impact exercise for the body and mind. Class includes 6-weeks of step by step detailed instruction. No partner is needed. No class on Jan. 20. Instructor: Billie Jean Darling Fee, 7 sessions: $36 LM/$51 NM Class # Dates 544635A0 Jan 6-Feb 17

Days Time M 2-3pm

LINE DANCE PRACTICE We’ll keep it simple. If you haven’t danced for a while and are looking for a refresher class or if you would just prefer less complicated choreography, this is the class for you. Some basic knowledge of steps and terminology helpful. Instructor: Billie Jean Darling Fee, 8 sessions: $48 LM/$63 NM Class # Dates 544623A0 Jan 8-Feb 26

Days Time W 1-2pm

Technology Free technology help is available for Levy Senior Center Members on Mondays. Register: in person at the Levy Senior Center or call 847-448-8250.

This class is for dancers with some previous line dance experience. No time will be given to learning basic steps. The dance level of this class is “advanced beginner.” Instructor: Billie Jean Darling Fee, 8 sessions: $48 LM/$63 NM Class # Dates 544628A0 Jan 8-Feb 26

Days Time W 2:15-3:15pm

ADULT & SENIOR BALLET Regain your ballet technique. Come and practice your plies and tendus. We will enjoy a classical ballet class format with barre, center adagio and allegro. All exercises are encouraging our bodies to explore grace and strength. Instructor: Nichola Goss Fee, 8 sessions: $48 LM/$63 NM Class # Dates 544631A0 Jan 7-Feb 25

Days Time Tu 2:30-3:15pm

Fitness Location: Levy Senior Center

THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE Posture, Poise and Ease. You’ll learn to improve your balance and coordination in the functional movement of daily activities. New research shows that posture plays an important role in health. Learn to sit, stand, move, breathe with better posture, less tension, more poise and ease. This class is based on the Alexander Technique, internationally recognized method.There will be lots of individual attention so you learn at your own rate. No Class on Jan. 30, Feb. 13 and 20. Fee, 7 sessions: $56 LM/$71 NM Class # Dates 544166A0 Jan 9-Mar 12

Days Time Th 10:30am-Noon

SILVER SNEAKERS CLASSIC 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. No Class on Jan. 20. Medicare information: Some Medicare recipients qualify to take this class a reduced rate or at no charge. Contact Bob Russo, 847-448-8283 Instructor: Marla Lampert, Barbara Meyer and Amanda Hart Fee, 29 sessions: $124 LM/$139 NM Class # Dates 544301A0 Jan 6-Mar 13

Days M W, F

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

NIA FOR SENIORS NIA tones your body while transforming your mind. More than just a workout, Nia is a holistic fitness practice addressing each aspect of your life-body, mind and soul. Each workout brings a mindfulness to your dance movement experience leaving you energized, mentally clear and emotionally balanced. No class on Jan. 20. Instructor: Barbara Meyer Fee, 9 sessions: $61 R/$76 NR Class # Dates 544324A0 Jan 6-Mar 9

Days Time M 10:30-11:15am

DANCEXERCISE Salsaerobics, rhumba, meringue, dance and play, exercise, condition muscles, heart, lungs. Nerves steady, grounding, and lightening spirit and mind. Enjoy music of every style we grow by the mile. The steps take care of themselves, we lengthen and leap to new goals. No Class on Jan. 20. Instructor: Lisa Jacobs Fee, 29 sessions: $124 LM/$139 NM Class # Dates Days Time 544341A0 Jan 6-Mar 13 M, W, F 8:15-9:15am

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CORE AND MORE

FELDENKRAIS

CARDIO/ZUMBA COMBO

This 45-minute floor class strengthens the core muscles surrounding your spine. Learn how to work the abdominals, oblique’s and lower back muscles for a leaner, stronger, more-flexible you. Participants must be comfortable on the floor. No Class on Jan. 20. Instructor: Barbara Meyer Fee, 9 sessions: $61 LM/$76 NR Fee, 10 sessions: $68 LM/$83 NM

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. Unlike traditional exercise, where movements can become mechanical, Awareness Through Movement teaches you the secrets to reducing unnecessary muscular effort and improve your awareness of your whole self in action. Instructor: Robin Sterling Fee, 10 sessions: $68 LM/$83 NM

Sign up for both 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. No Class on Jan. 20. Instructor: Marla Lampert and Judy Mooney Fee, 29 sessions: $138 LM/$153 NM

Class # Dates Days Time 544308A0 Jan 10-Mar 13 F 10:30-11:30am

ZUMBA FOR BOOMERS

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. Instructor: Susan Mendelsohn/Denise Rosenfeld Fee, 20 sessions: $105 LM/$120 NM Class # Dates 544310A0 Jan 7-Mar 12

Days Time Tu, Th 11-11:45am

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. Instructor: Francesca Segal Fee, 20 sessions: $105 LM/$120 NM Class # Dates 544304A0 Jan 7-Mar 13

Days Time Tu, F 10:30am-Noon

CARDIO, STRENGTH & STRETCH 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 on Jan. 20. Instructor: Marla Lampert (M,W) and Barbara Meyer (F) Fee, 29 sessions: $138 LM/$153 NM Class # Dates Days Time 544307A0 Jan 6-Mar 13 M, W, F 10:30-11:30am

LO-IMPACT HIGH ENERGY Move, groove, strengthen, lengthen, legs, arms, core, explore. Greater power by the hour, dance and sway, more strength by the day. Discipline and fun exercise, in a group it's good. Low weights, melodic tunes. No Class on Jan.20. Instructor: Lisa Jacobs Fee, 29 sessions: $124 LM/$139 NM

ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION/AGELESS GRACE This program is 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. This class is done in a chair with some optional standing and walking. Instructor: Susan Mendelsohn Fee, 20 sessions: $105 LM/$120 NM Class # Dates 544309A0 Jan 7-Mar 12

Days Time Tu, Th 10-10:45am

STRETCHING CLASS A total-body stretch class. 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. Instructor: Marla Lampert Fee, 10 sessions: $68 LM/$83 NM Class # Dates 544337A0 Jan 8-Mar 11

Days Time M, W 10:30-11:30am F 9:30-10:30am

Enjoy this less intense Zumba class, but more intense than Zumba Gold. Designed for those who want to do Zumba without jumping. All adults welcome. Instructor: Suzanne Hock Fee, 10 sessions: $68 LM/$83 NM Class # Dates 544318A0 Jan 9-Mar 12

Days Time Th 6:30-7:30pm

TOTAL WELLNESS 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. No Class on Jan. 20. Instructor: Francesca Segal Fee, 29 sessions: $138 LM/$153 NM Class # Dates 544316A0 Jan 6-Mar 13

Days Time M, W 11:30am-12:30pm F 1-2pm

Days Time W 9:30-10:15am

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. Instructor: Judy Mooney/Amanda Hart Fee, 10 sessions: $68 LM/$83 NM

Photo Credit: Meagan Adams

Class # Dates Days Time 544303A0 Jan 6-Mar 9 M 11:30am-12:15pm 544303B0 Jan 10-Mar 13 F 9:30-10:15am

Class # Dates 544315A0 Jan 6-Mar 13

Class # Dates Days Time 544314A0 Jan 10-Mar 13 F 9:30-10:30am

Class # Dates Days Time 544342A0 Jan 6-Mar 13 M, W, F 7:15-8:15am

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

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Age 55+ Activities Pickleball

Tai Chi

Yoga

PICKLEBALL WORKSHOP BEGINNER

TAI CHI FOR SENIORS

BEGINNING YOGA FOR SENIORS

Learn to play the fastest growing racket sport combining tennis and ping pong skills with a paddle and whiffle ball on a badminton size court. 1 hour of instruction, followed by 30 minutes of open play. After basics are taught with rules of play, keeping score and positioning, learn to improve your play individually improving your skills and confidence. Strategy with serves and returns, better shot placements, dinking, punching, lobs, footwork and movement and communicating with your partner. All equipment is provided. Instructor: Carl Rosenthal Fee, 6 sessions: $85 LM/$100 NM Fee, drop-ins: $20 (available only if workshop is under max. number registered)

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. Registration: No registration allowed after week 2 Instructor: Evelyn Thompson Fee, 10 sessions: $73 LM/$88 NM

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 required. Instructor: Betsy Murphy, RN Fee, 20 sessions: $105 LM/$120 NM

Class # Dates Days Time 544801A0 Jan 23-Feb 27 Th 2:15-3:45pm

PICKLEBALL WORKSHOP ADVANCED BEGINNERS Improve your play with strategy drills, dinks, better shot placements, punching, lobs, deeper serves and 3rd shot drops. 1 hour of instruction, followed by 30 minutes of open play. Must have previous Pickleball playing experience. $20 dropins are available if workshop is under maximum registered. Instructor: Carl Rosenthal Fee, 6 sessions: $85 LM/$100 NM Class # Dates Days Time 544802A0 Jan 21-Feb 25 Tu 2:15-3:45pm

Class # Dates Days Time 544306A0 Jan 10-Mar 13 F 9-10:30am

TAI CHI FOR ARTHRITIS AND FALL PREVENTION–BEGINNER 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. Instructor: Carolyn Martinez, Arthritis Foundation certified Instructor Fee, 8 sessions: $54 LM/$69 NM Class # Dates 544331A0 Jan 8-Feb 26

Days Time W 1:15-2:15pm

TAI CHI FOR ARTHRITIS AND FALL PREVENTION ADV BEG 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. Instructor: Carolyn Martinez, Arthritis Foundation certified Instructor Fee, 8 sessions: $54 R/$69 NR Class # Dates 544340A0 Jan 7-Feb 25

Days Time Tu 12:15-1:15pm

TAI CHI FOR ARTHRITIS AND FALL PREVENTION INTERMEDIATE 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. Instructor: Carolyn Martinez, Arthritis Foundation certified Instructor Fee, 8 sessions: $54 LM/$69 NM Class # Dates 544320A0 Jan 8-Feb 26

Days Time W 2:30-3:30pm

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Class # Dates 544302A0 Jan 7-Mar 12

Days Time 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 required. Instructor: Betsy Murphy, RN Fee, 20 sessions: $105 LM/$120 NM Class # Dates 544305A0 Jan 7-Mar 12

Days Time Tu, Th 8:15-9:15am

GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 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. Instructor: Betsy Murphy, RN Fee, 20 sessions: $105 LM/$120 NM Class # Dates 544313A0 Jan 7-Mar 12

Days Time Tu, Th 10:45-11:45am

SILVER SNEAKERS 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. No class on Jan. 20. Medicare information: Some Medicare recipients qualify to take this class at no charge. Contact Bob Russo, 847-448-8283 Instructor: Barbaba Meyer Fee, 10 sessions: $68 LM/$83 NM Fee, 9 sessions: $61 LM/$76 NM no charge for Silversneakers members Class # Dates 544322A0 Jan 6-Mar 9 544322B0 Jan 8-Mar 11

Days Time M 9:30-10:15am W 1-2pm


Clubs and Groups

YESTERDAY AND TODAY

LEVY WOMAN’S BOOK CLUB

Location: Levy Senior Center Fee: Free, no charge; must be a Levy Senior Center Member

This group, facilitated by Charlotte Jaffee, discusses current events and news, often with guest speakers. Fee: Free; Levy Senior Center Members only

LEVY WRITING GROUP

Dates Days Ongoing M

Are you a woman who enjoys reading a good book and engaging in dialogue afterwards? Join the Women’s Book Club at Levy Senior Center and participate in the discussion of books from a list of titles selected by members themselves. Fee: Free; Levy Senior Center Members only

A casual writing group where people meet to write, share their thoughts and memories. Everyone is welcome to join, for one or many sessions. Registration: not required Fee: Free Dates Days Ongoing W

Time 10:30am-Noon

INTERMEDIATE SPANISH CONVERSATION GROUP This group will be conducted entirely in Spanish. It will emphasize conversational fluency, with pronunciation and grammar correction as needed. Participants should have a basic knowledge of verb tenses and other grammatical items and be able to hold a conversation on a variety of topics in Spanish. English translation and explanations will not be used. Registration and facilitator: approval is required Fee: Free; Levy Senior Center Members only Dates Days Ongoing T

Time 1-2:30pm

ADVANCED SPANISH CONVERSATION CLUB Spanish is one of the most spoken languages in the world. This group is for members who already know the Spanish language and would like to converse with other Spanish speakers. This is not a teaching group. Registration and facilitator: approval is required Fee: Free; Levy Senior Center Members only Dates Days Ongoing F

Time 9:30-11am

GERMAN CONVERSATION CLUB Do you enjoy speaking German? Levy Senior Center invites anyone that has some understanding to participate in some fun and lively conversations in German. Fee: Free; Levy Senior Center Members only Dates Days Time Ongoing Th 10-11am

Time Noon-1pm

Dates 3rd Thurs. of the month

LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP New members are welcome. Come meet with other older adults who know vision impairment challenges. Share your experiences, questions, access information and resources. Learn to confidently manage daily tasks and pleasures. This group is facilitated by staff of the North Shore Senior Center-Evanston Social Services. Information: Erica, 847-424-5669. Fee: Free Dates First Tues of the month

Days Time T 10:15-11:45am

Days Time Th 3pm

FAMILY CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP Are you caring for an older adult? Join others on a similar journey to discuss caregiving issues, concerns and difficulties in a caring, nonjudgmental atmosphere. Registration: not required Information: Ben Ellenson (facilitator), 847-424-5661 Fee: Free Dates 1st Wed. of the month

Days W

Time 3-4:30pm

FRENCH CONVERSATION CLUB

LEVY KNIT, STRING & CRAFT GROUP

Join a group of advanced to native French speakers for lively conversations on many topics. This is not a teaching group. Fee: Free; Levy Senior Center Members only

Do you like to knit, stitch or crochet? The group leader will guide you through your projects and teach you about holding needles, yarn, purl stitches, cast on and cast off stitches and much more. This social and yarn swap meets weekly in the Levy Library. Please bring your project to share with the group. New and beginner knitters are welcome. Fee: Free; Levy Senior Center Members only

Dates Days Time Ongoing Th 9:30-11:30am

ETHICAL DILEMMAS The nation is in turmoil. Join us as we discuss ethical dilemmas in our lives. This discussion is led by Levy Senior Center members, Sue and Scott Walton who are also members of the Ethical Humanist Circle. Topics include current world trends and issues. Fee: Free Dates 3rd Thurs. of the month

Days Time Th 6-9pm

MONDAY/WEDNESDAY CLUB This Club meets every week at the Levy Senior Center. Lively discussions, led by volunteer club members who choose the topic. The group welcomes guest speakers once per month. Registration: not required Fee: Free; Levy Senior Center Members only Dates Ongoing

Days M, W

Time 10-11:15am

Dates Days Time Ongoing Th 1-3pm

MEMORY CAFÉ Memory Cafés are enrichment opportunities for persons on the memory loss spectrum and their care partners. Each event will be a fun and social community building occasion including music, art, dance, or the opportunity to give back through a volunteer activity. Registration: 312-273-9000 ext. 8 Fee: Free Dates 1st Fri. of the month

Days Time F 1-3pm

REAL ESTATE CONSULTING Receive a free, no-obligation real estate comparative market analysis (CMA) and consultation on your home property value, by Wayne Gurowsky. Learn how to get your home ready to sell. Wayne can visit your home for specifics, and offer his expertise on how to coordinate selling a property while buying a smaller home. Registration: Not required. Dates Ongoing

Days 1st and 3rd Fri. of each month

Time 11-1pm

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

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Age 55+ Activities Trips 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.

RIVERS CASINO Levy Senior Center will be heading to Rivers Casino in Des Plaines. At Rivers Casino, step into the excitement of nearly 1050 slots and 48 table games. Find all your favorites and so much more on the entirely non-smoking, 43,000 square foot gaming floor. Lunch will be on your own at one of the many choices at the casino. If you choose the buffet, anyone age 50 years and older will get a 25% discount with their Rush Rewards card. Dennis Newton scholarships are available. Applications are available at front desk. Fee only includes transportation. Gaming and lunch costs are on the trip participant. Activity Level: Moderate Walking Fee, 1 session: $15 LM/$30 NM Class # Dates 544027A9 Dec 2

Days Time M 10am-5pm

CELEBRATING JULIA! Watch, learn and eat. Join Levy Senior Center as we travel to Mrs. Dornberg’s Culinary Experience in Highland, Indiana. We will celebrate the life and legacy of Julia Child. Enjoy a menu of Julia’s favorite recipes along with facts about her life and career including many of our favorite Julia-isms. Of course, there will be wine Julia would insist on it. Menu includes tomatoes A La Proven ale, french onion soup, beef bourguignon, risotto pilaf and cr’me brulee for dessert. Fee includes admission, lunch and transportation. The Dennis Newton scholarship is available for this trip. Activity Level: Light Walking Fee, 1 session: $70 LM/$85 NM Class # Dates Days Time 544028A9 Dec 17 Tu 9:15am-3:30pm

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Be our guest, as we step inside this classic storybook fairytale and discover that beauty isn’t always as it appears. See this classic Disney movie come alive on stage as a musical at the Paramount Theater in Aurora, IL. Lunch will be served before the show. Lunch includes Caesar salad, rolls, Italian sausage lasagna, broccoli, and cannoli for dessert. Fee includes lunch, ticket and transportation. The Dennis Newton scholarship is available for this trip. Activity Level: Light Walking Fee, 1 session: $78 LM/$93 NM Class # Dates 544029A0 Jan 8

Days Time W 10:15am-6pm

JOHN HANCOCK & LUNCH

DISCO NIGHT & DANCE PARTY

Spectacular and breathtaking views of our gorgeous city, Chicago. Soaring 1,000 feet over Chicago’s legendary Michigan Avenue, 360 CHICAGO is one of the city’s most iconic attractions. Located at 875 N. Michigan Avenue on the 94th floor of the John Hancock Center. Trip goers will have the opportunity to lean outward on Tilt. Tilt is a thrilling attraction at the top of the John Hancock building. Afterwards, we will enjoy lunch at the famous Signature Room on the 95th floor. Lunch menu will be announced at a future date. Fee includes lunch, ticket and transportation. The Dennis Newton scholarship is available for this trip. Activity Level: Moderate Walking Fee, 1 session: $80 LM/$95 NM

Put on your boogie shoes and hustle on over to the Levy Senior Center for a night you won’t forget. Take a walk down memory lane and enjoy the best of the 70’s music from our local DJ. This groovy night includes hors d’oeuvres, appetizers and cocktails will be served all night long. Fee, 1 session: $16 LM/$31 NM Class # Dates 544177A0 Jan 31

Days Time F 6-8:30pm

VALENTINE’S DAY FLORAL ARRANGEMENT

Location: Levy Senior Center

Love is in the air and it’s that time of year to have a beautiful floral bouquet in your home. Join Eileen Weber, AAF of Lake Forest Flowers as she leads you in creating a fresh floral arrangement. In this workshop, you will learn basic principles and elements of floral design, flower care and handling, and best of all, take your design home. All fresh materials and container included in the workshop fee. Please bring gloves and pruning shears. Fee, 1 session: $30 LM/$45 NM

CHEF DEMO

Class # Dates 544178A0 Feb 7

Class # Dates 544030A0 Feb 18

Days Time Tu 9:15am-4pm

Leisure & Enrichment

Join us for this exciting Chef’s Demonstration with the Executive Chef from Lincolnwood Place. The Chef will be coming to the center to do on-site demonstrations with samples for each participant. The program will begin at 1pm in the Craft Room B. Space is limited, register early. Fee, 1 session: $2 LM/$5 NM Class # Dates 544170A0 Jan 29 544170B0 Feb 26

Days Time W 1-2pm W 1-2pm

INTRODUCTION TO WINE You’ll learn the fundamentals of wine, wine tasting and appreciation, starting you on the road to critically judging wine color, aroma, flavor and body. You’ll discover the meaning of such wine concepts as dryness, acidity, fruitiness, tannins, varietals, vintages and more. Participants will sample wines and pair it with hors d’oeuvres. Age: 21 yrs. and up Fee, 1 session: $15 LM/$30 NM Class # Dates 544175A0 Feb 17

Days Time M 6:30-8pm

COCOA, COOKIES & HOLIDAY CHEER Join us for an afternoon of cookies, hot cocoa, holiday spirits and music of the season provided by the Levy ukulele and line dance, the Shower Singers and Choraleers. Arrive with a hearty dose of holiday cheer and your best ugly holiday sweater. The Levy Senior Center will provide an array of fresh cookies and a tin for you to bring home samples. Registration: signed up one week in advanced. Fee, 1 session: $3 LM/$5 NM Class # Dates Days Time 544176A9 Dec 13 F 2-3:30pm

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Days Time F 1-2pm

IMPROV Everyone’s an improviser. No experience necessary. Our goal is to have lots of fun. The facilitator is Frank Wernet, who trained at Second City. As participants in the Improv activity, we’ll learn to listen actively, flow along with a stream of ideas, think on our feet, trust our intuition, and support one another to bring out everyone’s best Information: Levy Senior Center at 847-448-8250. Fee, 1 session: $3 LM/$5 NM Class # 544186A0 544186B0 544186C0 544186D0 544186E0 544186F0 544186G0 544186H0 544186K9 544186L9

Dates Jan 8 Jan 15 Jan 22 Jan 29 Feb 5 Feb 12 Feb 19 Feb 26 Dec 4 Dec 11

Days W W W W W W W W W W

Time 1-2:30pm 1-2:30pm 1-2:30pm 1-2:30pm 1-2:30pm 1-2:30pm 1-2:30pm 1-2:30pm 1-2:30pm 1-2:30pm

BINGO New prizes, friends and fun. $1 per card. Registration: not required Fee: Free; Levy Senior Center Members only Dates Ongoing

Days T, F

Time 12:30-3pm


2020 Spring Summer Program Registration

During the week of February 19, 2020 Magazines are due to arrive at all Parks, Recreation and Community Service Centers and will be posted for online access.

Registration Methods Go online: By Mail:

cityofevanston.org/register Send the form and payment to: Evanston Recreation Division, Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL 60201. In person: All Evanston Recreation Division community centers and the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center. By telephone: To Register with your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express Card call 847-448-4311 .


General Information Register Early.

Fee Assistance (Scholarships)

Equal Opportunity

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 and the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center. Facility addresses are listed on page 3. Forms may be downloaded at cityofevanston.org/ recreationfeeassistance.

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.

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 cityofevanston.org/summercamps.

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 the community center where the program is held or the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center . Information: call 311 (847-448-4311).

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 time line 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 847-424-5496 (voice); 847-448-8064 (TTY); 800-526-0857 (Illinois Relay Center voice transmission).

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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:

cityofevanston.org/register

By Mail:

Send the form (see 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 or include a personal check.

In person:

All Evanston Recreation Division community centers and the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center (see page 3).

By telephone:

All Evanston Recreation Division community centers and the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center (see page 3). Register with your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express Card.

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 847-424-5496; 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 #

AMOUNT PAID

Total

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

Check #

Payment amount $

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)

CREDIT CARD Circle one: Visa MasterCard Discover American Express

Security #

Card holder name (print):

Card #

Authorized signature:

Expiration date:

Payment amount $

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Public Parks & Beaches Map Other maps are available at cityofevanston.org/maps

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Sports & Leisure Organizations

Contact us

Badminton

Gardening

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

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

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

Basketball

Golf

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

Canal Shores Golf Course: canalshores.org Events and Marketing Manager, Melissa Polivka : 847-475-9173 x. 702 Evanston Women’s Golf League, Kate Spector: 847-869-4218 or Shirley Palmer: 847-677-2294

Bicycling

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

Evanston Bicycle Club: evanstonbikeclub.org

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

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

Chess

Hockey

facebook.com/EvanstonParksandRecreation instagram @parkrecevanston Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department Parks, Recreation Division Director: Lawrence C. Hemingway Community Services Division Assistant Director: Karen Hawk

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

Cricket

Soccer

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

Follow @ParkRecEvanston

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

Sailing & Kayaking

Dancing

Evanston Sail & Kayak Assoc., Payson Wild: 847-492-8165; paysonwild@comcast.net American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO): 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; teamevanston.org

Swimming

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

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

Football and Cheerleading

Tennis

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

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

Field Hockey Evanston Field Hockey Club Ejaz Syed: 312-316-3138 EvanstonFHC@gmail.com; evanstonfhc.com

Football

cityofevanston.org/parks-recreation

Lacrosse

Evanston Chess Club, Maret Thorpe: enter@evanstonchess.org; 847-328-1281; evanstonchess.org Cricket Club, M. Louis: 847-328-4863

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 cityofevanston.org recreation@cityofevanston.org f: 847-448-8051 See page 3 for facility addresses and phone numbers

Recreation Division Robert Crown Community Center and Ice Complex Recreation Manager: Ann Marie Heiser, CPRP Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center and Mason Park Recreation Manager: Kenneth Cherry Lakefront/Municipal Sports/Special Recreation Services Manager: Ray Doerner Community Services Division Levy Senior Center Manager: Amy Kellogg, CPRP Work Force and Youth & Young Adult Community Services Manager: Kevin L. Brown, J.D. Long Term Care Ombudsman: Audrey Thompson CPRP = Certified Park and Recreation Professional

Group presidents/commissioners: To change contact information for your group, email: sowens@cityofevanston.org

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

Wrestling Evanston Black Kats Wrestling Club, Verzell James: 847-328-2635

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

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The Nutcracker

December 13–15

Fri. 7pm Sat. 2:30, 7pm Sun. 2:30pm Robert Crown Community Center 1701 Main St., Evanston

TICKETS General: $9. Reserved: $10. Group discount. Purchase tickets at the door, by calling 847-448-8258, or cityofevanston.org/crown (general only)

Photo credit: KrPhotogs Photography

45TH ANNUAL PRESENTATION

Profile for City of Evanston

Evanston Recreation Winter 2019/20 Program Guide  

Evanston Recreation Winter 2019/20 Program Guide  

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