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2022 Winter

Program Guide



Table of Contents

Special Events

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

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Athletics

After-School Programs Enrichment Programs at Chandler-Newberger Robert Crown DCFS Licensed Preschool School Days Off

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Sports 25 After-School 25

Special Events

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Age 55+ Services Services 32

Age 55+ Activities Art Classes 31 Clubs and Groups 37 Dance Classes 35 Fitness 33-34 Leisure & Enrichment 31 Music Classes 35 Tai Chi 36 Trips 36 Yoga 36-37

Information

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

Leisure & Enrichment 26 26-27

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

Chandler-Newberger Community Center 1028 Central St. 847-448-8252 cityofevanston.org/chandler Clark St. Beach Office Clark St. at the lake (seasonal)

Special Recreation

Age Spring 55+Break Events Camps

Assorted Sports 11 Archery 10 Baseball 11 Basketball 8-9 Fencing 10 Figure Skating Classes 16-17 Football 10 Gymnastics 14-15 Hockey 15 Ice Skating 15 Martial Arts 18-19 Open Gym 11 Personal Training 18 Pickleball 11 Preschool and Kindergarten Sports 8 Public Skating 15 Soccer 11 Tai Chi 14 Teen and Adult Fitness 18 Volleyball 13 Yoga 13

Enrichment Programming Winter Break Camps

Facilities

School Programs

Special Events

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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 Levy Senior Center 300 Dodge Ave. 847-448-8250 cityofevanston.org/levy 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 1801 Main St. 847-448-8258 cityofevanston.org/crown

Rentals Chandler-Newberger Party Packages Ecology Party Packages Rentals for Special Occasions/Meetings Robert Crown Community Center Rentals

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Chandler-Newberger Party Packages Ecology Party Packages Rentals for Special Occasions/Meetings Robert Crown Community Center Rentals

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

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Special Events DECEMBER 11 POP UP STICK PLAYGROUND Dare the winter and celebrate this holiday season frolicking outside, building forts and dens out of sticks and (maybe) snow! At this 6th annual pop-up adventure playground, Evanston nonprofit Purple Line Adventure Play will bring a truckload of sticks, as well as other interesting stuff for folks of all ages, abilities, and interests to play with. Bring your kids to experience the special excitement of vigorous winter play and don’t leave behind that inner child of yours! Warm clothes required. Location: Baker Park Age: All Fee: Free Dates Days Time Dec 11 Sa 1-4pm

DECEMBER 18 FLASHLIGHT CANDY CANE HUNT Santa has hidden candy canes around the Fleetwood- Jourdain Center. Bring your flashlight and help us find them! First we’ll decorate bags to collect the candy canes, then go hunting for them. Santa himself will make a surprise appearance after our hunt for cookies and hot cocoa! Location: Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center Age: 3-7 yrs. Fee, per child: $5 Class # Dates 442903A1 Dec 18

Days Time Sa 1-3pm

FEBURARY 6 DADDY-DAUGHTER DANCE

DECEMBER 26 CITY OF EVANSTON KWANZAA CELEBRATIONS

JANUARY 15 DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY OF CELEBRATION

This year’s City of Evanston Kwanzaa Celebration will include local food vendors and artists, a family art and crafts area, community West African drum and dance circles, and a beautiful storytelling presentation of Seven Spools of Thread: A Kwanzaa Story by Angela Shelf Medearis, told by Dr. Stephanie Davenport, nationally renowned storyteller. The entire family will enjoy celebrating the first day of Kwanzaa with other Evanston families. This is another City of Evanston Community Sharing Event.

The Evanston Recreation Deptarmtent will again host this annual celebration and we invite you and your family to celebrate with us. There will be amazing musical performances as well as a very Special Keynote Speaker. Put this event on your calendar as another Evanston Community Sharing event. Information: www.fjtheatre.com Location: Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center Age: All Fee, per family: Free Dates Days Jan 15 Sa

Fountain Square Kwanzaa Kinara Lighting at 12pm, followed by the Kwanzaa Festival and Storytelling Event at the Robert Crown Community Center at 2pm.

FEBURAY 5-20 HOME BY SAMM-ART WILLIAMS

The Kwanzaa Storytelling Event is FREE to the public, but you and your family must RSVP to attend. Visit fjtheatre.com to register. Information: www.fjtheatre.com Locations: Fountain Square and Robert Crown Community Center Age: All Fee: Free Dates Days Time Dec 26 Su 12-12:30pm Dec 26 Su 2-4pm

Event/Location Kwanza Kinara Lighting/ Fountain Square Kwanzaa Celebration / Robert Crown Center

Time Noon

In honor of Black History Month FJT is presenting celebrated playwright Samm-Art Williams's uplifting, two-time Tony nominated drama “Home." It is a beautifully told coming of age story of a young black North Carolina farmer that is rich in detail about the African-American experience and universal in its reach. “Home” is concerned with what makes us human, and what connects us to each other. Information: www.fjtheatre.com Location: Noyes Culttural Arts Center Fee, per person: $20 Dates Days Feb 5-20 Sa, Su

Dads order your corsage and invite your daughter to our special Daddy Daughter Dance. Dinner,crafts, fun activities and dancing will give you and your daughter endless memories while celebrating Valentine's Day. A special photo area will be set up for families to take their own photos! Location: Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center Age: 5-10 yrs. Fee, per family: $10 Class # Dates 442902A2 Feb 6

Days Time Su 3-5pm

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

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Arts Preschool Arts Classes MOM AND TOT ARTS A full contact exploratory arts class led by artist educators. Caregiver and child explore the visual arts with weekly themes- classes held outside weather permitting. No classes during D65 Spring Break. Location: Noyes Cultural Arts Center Age: 1-3 yrs. Fee, 6 sessions: $70 R/$88 NR Class # 941601A2 941601B2 941601C2 941601D2

Dates Days Jan12-Feb 16 W Jan13-Feb 17 Th Feb 23-April 16 W Feb 24-April 17 Th

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

ART & ADVENTURE Champion your child's artistic path and nurture creativity through curiosity & discovery, while bringing yourself along for the fun. This original open studio project class encourages creative exploration in an open, playful atmosphere with traditional, new and unexpected materials. Adults and kids alike have a blast as they create together in this art programming for children and their parents. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 3-6 yrs. Fee, 7 sessions: $154 R/$193 NR Class # Dates 242627A2 Jan 14-Mar 4 242627B2 Jan 22-Mar 5

Days Time F 10-11:15am Sa 10-11:15am

Dance Programs CREATIVE MOVEMENT Children enter the wonderful world of dance through enjoyable exercise, dance movement, games, music, and creative fun. The fundamentals incorporate body and spatial awareness, emphasizing development, rhythm, and coordination. A minimal introduction to ballet and its terminology is included. Leotard, tights and slippers are required. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 2.5-5 yrs. Fee, 7 sessions: $70 R/$88 NR Class # Dates 241120A2 Jan 22-Mar 5

Days Time Sa 11am-noon

DANCES FOR PRINCESSES & PRINCES Celebrate iconic Disney music, movies and characters through imaginative, joyful movement & games. Students will build body and spatial awareness while engaging their imaginations. Dressing up is highly encouraged, but not required. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 3-5 yrs. Fee, 8 sessions: $80 R/$100 NR Class # Dates 242629A2 Jan 11-Mar 1

SALSA DANCING Learn the basics of the popular Latin dances of salsa, meringue, and bachata. Class instruction includes easy, fun groupings that will get you out on the dance floor in style. Dancing partner not required. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 18 yrs. and up Fee, 8 sessions: $80 R/$100 NR

Some very strange things have been happening at Lovecraft Middle School! The teachers have stopped teaching, half of the students keep making weird, inhuman beeping sounds, and the meanest, most popular girl in school is actually… being nice?! It's up to the kids at Lovecraft to figure out what's going on and fast, or else this alien invasion could take over the entire school, then the entire world! Auditions have a workshop format. Everyone who auditions gets a part, so register for the program and attend the audition. Information: ect@cityofevanston.org Location: Levy Senior Center Fee: $150 R/$190 NR Class #: 952620B2

Auditions

Date: January 11 or 13 Time: anytime between 4–6pm

Performances

ADULT BALLET, HIP HOP, & JAZZ

Art and Visual Programs

A light-hearted, energetic survey of ballet, jazz and hip hop dance, which emphasizes fun with a dash of technique. Prior dance experience welcome, but not required. Clothing should be comfortable and non obstructive. Shoe requirement: clean-soled, non-marking sneakers. No class Feb 13. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 18 yrs. and up Fee, 8 sessions: $60 R/$76 NR Class # Dates Days Time 243622A2 Jan 23-Mar 6 Su 9-10am

LINE DANCING Grab your gym shoes and head on in for some line dancing! Enjoy a community of inspiration, movement and fun through easy and popular soul line dances. Participants will learn basic steps and terminology. This class is designed for beginners as well as advanced dancers. Location: Gibbs-Morrison Age: 18 yrs. and up Fee, 8 sessions: $30 R/$45 NR Class # Dates Days Time 443602A2 Jan 18-Mar 8 Su 6:30-7:30pm

An introduction to dance technique covering the fundamentals of ballet, tap & hip hop. Prior dance experience welcome but not required. Clothing should be comfortable and non-obstructive. Tap shoes are required. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 5-7 yrs. Fee, 7 sessions: $93 R/$117 NR

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EVANSTON CHILDREN’S THEATRE

Class # Dates Days Time 243621A2 Jan 11-Mar 1 Tu 7-8pm

BALLET, TAP AND HIP-HOP

Class # Dates 242628A2 Jan 22-Mar 5

Days Time Tu 11-11:45am

Performing Arts

Days Time Sa 11am-noon

Evanston Parks and Recreation Winter Program Guide 2022

Date: March 11,12, and 13.

ART & STORY Support your kids as artists in our highly engaging visual arts program in an open, playful, noncritical atmosphere. Kids exercise and harness their imaginations. They will experience drawing, painting, sculpture, creative writing, as well as artthemed books. Includes a wide variety of 2D and 3D projects. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 6-12 yrs. Fee, 7 sessions: $175 R/$219 NR Fee, 8 sessions: $200 R/$250 NR Class # Dates 242625A2 Jan 11-Mar 1 242625B2 Jan 22-Mar 5

Days Time Tu 4-5:30pm Sa 1-2:30pm


Art and Visual Programs cont. CHINESE BRUSHWORK Learn the basics of Chinese 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, 1 session: $17 R/$22 NR Class # Dates 243614A2 Feb 27

Days Time Su 3-5pm

MAGIC CLASS Kids 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, 1 session: $20 R/$25 NR Class # Dates 242101A2 Feb 24

Days Time Th 6:45-7:40pm

INCREDIBLE ANIMALS IN PAPIER-MACHE A child and parent work together in a 2 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: 10 yrs. and up Fee, 3 sessions: $45 R/$65 NR Class # Dates 242601A2 Jan 23-Feb 6

Days Time Su 3-5pm

YOUTH POTTERY 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. No class Jan. 17 and Feb 21. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 5-10 yrs. Fee, 7 sessions: $70 R/$88 NR Fee, 8 sessions: $80 R/$100 NR

FAMILY CLAY SCULPTURE

HIGH SCHOOL ART CLASS

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. 17 and Feb. 21. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 5 yrs. and up Fee, 7 sessions: $70 R/$88 NR Fee, 8 sessions: $80 R/$100 NR

In this multi-week class, explore a method that combines art making with thoughtful reflection. Open studio offers a safe space, free of critique. Use drawing, painting and simple sculpture materials. No experience necessary. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 14-18 yrs. Fee, 8 sessions: $240 R/$300 NR

Class # Dates 242611A2 Jan 10-Mar 7 242611B2 Jan 12-Mar 8

Days Time M 6-7pm W 6-7pm

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, firings and one hour of studio time following each class. No class Jan. 17 and Feb. 21. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 17 yrs. and up Fee, 7 sessions: $70 R/$88 NR Fee, 8 sessions: $80 R/$100 NR Days Time M 7:15-9:15pm W 7:15-9:15pm

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. No drop-In Feb. 13 and 20. Instructors: Kathy Gemperle and Carol Beaver Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 17 yrs. and up Fee: $14 R/14 NR Dates Days Time Jan 23-Mar 6 Su 1-3pm

MIDDLE SCHOOL ART CLASS Intuitive art making with intentions and witnessing. Get a break from social media and create art for personal growth and stress management. Explore a variety of art materials and techniques. Get inspired by other artists, well known and new. Relax with our process-based art making, there isn't any right or wrong way to create. Each week is different. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 11-13 yrs. Fee, 8 sessions: $200 R/$250 NR Class # Dates 242626A2 Jan 14-Mar 4

Days Time Th 4-5pm

PAINT LIKE AN IMPRESSIONIST

ADULT POTTERY

Class # Dates 243601A2 Jan 10-Mar 7 243601B2 Jan 12-Mar 2

Class # Dates 242630A2 Jan 13-Mar 3

Kathy Gemperle will guide you through the painting process used by the Impressionist painters of the late 19th century. Postcard views will be used to plan the painting. You may also bring your own. All supplies included; acrylic paint is used. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 12 yrs.and up Fee, 8 sessions: $30 R/$38 NR Class # Dates 242631A2 Mar 6

Days Time Su 3-5:30pm

ADULT EXPRESSIVE DRAWING Learn a variety of drawing techniques and materials that will uplift your energy. Experiment with mark making and a other methods. No drawing experience necessay. You will learn to trust your creativity, experiment and play in a safe, supportive studio setting. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 18 yrs.and up Fee, 8 sessions: $240 R/$300 NR Class # Dates 243623A2 Jan 12-Mar 2

Days Time W 1-3pm

ADULT PROCESS PAINTING Let your creativity flow in this inspiring painting class. You will learn to paint in a non-judgemental setting and to trust your intuition with paint materials. This class encourages free painting and opportunity to explore. No painting experience necessary. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 18 yrs.and up Fee, 8 sessions: $240 R/$300 NR Class # Dates 243624A2 Jan 13-Mar 3

Days Time Th 6:30-8:30pm

Days Time F 4-5:30pm

Class # Dates Days Time 242602A2 Jan 5-Feb 23 W 4:30-5:30pm 242602B2 Jan 10-Feb 28 M 4:30-5:30pm

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

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Athletics Pre-K & Kindergarten Sports PEE WEE OLYMPICS Calling all young Olympians! Don’t let your little one miss out on this fun filled class! Participants will develop self-confidence and learn about teamwork and sportsmanship, all while gaining skills as they participate in soccer, gymnastics, basketball, floor hockey, and more. On the last day, participants will showcase their skills in a Mini Olympic Games! Location: Chandler-Newberger Age: 3-4 yrs. Fee: $70 R/$88 NR Length: 6 sessions

PRESCHOOL BASKETBALL HUDDLE

COED BASKETBALL LEAGUES

This three week session is open to any boy or girl in Kindergarten. The huddle will meet for 45 minutes on three separate dates. Focus will be on development of skills and drills with periods of scrimmaging. Coaches will place a strong emphasis on character development while helping players develop their basketball fundamentals. Location: Chandler-Newberger Age: 4-5 yrs. Fee, 3 sessions: $35 R/$45 NR

The 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade basketball leagues are a great way to play basketball with your friends! 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 standing 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 and school organizers are volunteers from respective schools who are responsible for scheduling their team practices. Evanston Parks and Recreation provides the organized games held at various recreation centers throughout the city. Please note there may be bye games during the season depending on registration. Time of games will vary each week. Information: Eric, eeichholz@cityofevanston.org. Locations: Chandler-Newberger and area schools

Class # 641112A2 641112B2 641112C2 641112D2

Dates Jan 24-Feb. 7 Jan 26-Feb 9 Feb 14-28 Mar 7-21

Days Time M 3-3:45pm M 3-3:45pm M 3-3:45pm M 3-3:45pm

Class # Dates Days Time 641109A2 Feb 10-Mar 17 Th 9:30-10:15am

Basketball

MICRO LEAGUE SOCCER PROGRAM

BASKETBALL SKILLS & DRILLS

Micro League Soccer introduces players to soccer through fun soccer activities that engage each player’s imagination under the guidance of our professionally licensed coaching staff. Players will learn ball mastery skills, how to evade defenders, and score goals. Players are grouped into "teams" each week for the conditioned games and records are not kept week to week. The concentration is on the player's skill acquisition and enjoyment of the sport, rather than team records and rankings. This program will prepare players for Team Evanston's pre-travel program, and is a great introduction to learning soccer. Age: 4-5 yrs.

This class will break skills down to their most basic and fundamental levels for players new to the game. Players will be introduced to a variety of drills to establish familiarity with dribbling, passing, receiving, rebounding, shooting, and basic footwork. No class Jan. 17 Location: Chandler-Newberger Community Center Fee, 5 sessions: $80 R/$105 NR

Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center

BASKETBALL SKILLS & DRILLS (GIRLS ONLY)

Fee, 6 sessions: $75 R/$90NR

This course is for beginner to intermediate level female basketball players. Our experienced coaches will introduce players to the fundamentals of the game such as shooting, dribbling, passing and defense. Players will have fun taking part in various drills and competitions while learning the rules of the game and basic basketball concepts. No class Jan. 25. Location: Chandler-Newberger Community Center Age: 9-11 yrs. Fee, 5 sessions: $80 R/$105 NR

Class # Dates Days Time 442825A2 Jan 7-Feb 11 F 5-6pm 442825B2 Feb 18-Mar 25 F 5-6pm

Location Fleetwood Fleetwood

Chandler-Newberger Community Center Fee, 5 sessions: $105 R/$135NR Fee, 6 sessions: $125 R/$155NR Class # Dates Days Time 641111A2 Jan 5-Feb 9 W 4-5pm 641111C2 Feb 16-Mar 16 W 4-5pm *No class Jan 26.

Location Chandler* Chandler

Robert Crown Community Center Fee, 6 sessions: $125 R/$155NR Class # Dates Days Time Location 641111B2 Jan 3-Feb 7 M 4:30-5:30pm Crown 641111D2 Feb 14-Mar 14 M 4:30-5:30pm Crown

TINY TOT SPORTS Children will have the opportunity to build confidence, work together, and acquire new skills in track & field, basketball, and soccer. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 3-5 yrs. Fee, 16 sessions: $80 R/$100 NR Class # Dates 241801A2 Jan 11-Mar 3

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Days Time Tu,Th 4:15-5pm

Class # 642876A2 642876B2 642876C2 642876D2

Dates Jan 3-Feb 7 Jan 3-Feb 7 Feb 14-Mar 14 Feb 14-Mar 14

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

Grade 1-2 3 1-2 3

Class # Dates Days Time 642875A2 Jan 4-Feb 8 Tu 5:45-6:45pm 642875B2 Feb 15-Mar 15 Tu 5:45-6:45pm

BASKETBALL SKILLS & DRILLS (BOYS ONLY) This course is for beginner to intermediate level male basketball players. Our coaches will introduce players to the fundamentals of the game such as shooting, dribbling, passing and defense. Players will have fun taking part in drills and competitions while learning the rules and basic concepts. No class Jan.25 Location: Chandler-Newberger Community Center Age: 9-11 yrs. Fee, 5 sessions: $80 R/$105 NR Class # Dates Days Time 642893A2 Jan 4-Feb 8 Tu 6:45- 7:45pm 642893B2 Feb 15-Mar 15 Tu 6:45- 7:45pm

Evanston Parks and Recreation Winter Program Guide 2022

1st and 2nd Grade Coed Basketball League Age: 6-8 yrs. Fee: $50 R Class # Dates 642834A2 Jan 16-Mar 6 642834B2 Jan 16-Mar 6 642834C2 Jan 16-Mar 6 642834D2 Jan 16-Mar 6 642834E2 Jan 16-Mar 6 642834F2 Jan 16-Mar 6 642834G2 Jan 16-Mar 6 642834H2 Jan 16-Mar 6 642834J2 Jan 16-Mar 6 642834K2 Jan 16-Mar 6 642834L2 Jan 16-Mar 6 642834M2 Jan 16-Mar 6 642834N2 Jan 16-Mar 6 642834P2 Jan 16-Mar 6 642834Q2 Jan 16-Mar 6 642834R2 Jan 16-Mar 6 642834S2 Jan 16-Mar 6

Days Time Su 10am-6pm Su 10am-6pm Su 10am-6pm Su 10am-6pm Su 10am-6pm Su 10am-6pm Su 10am-6pm Su 10am-6pm Su 10am-6pm Su 10am-6pm Su 10am-6pm Su 10am-6pm Su 10am-6pm Su 10am-6pm Su 10am-6pm Su 10am-6pm Su 10am-6pm

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3rd Grade Coed Basketball League Age: 8-9 yrs. Fee: $50 R Class # Dates Days 642836A2 Jan 16-Mar 6 Su 642836B2 Jan 16-Mar 6 Su 642836C2 Jan 16-Mar 6 Su 642836D2 Jan 16-Mar 6 Su 642836E2 Jan 16-Mar 6 Su 642836F2 Jan 16-Mar 6 Su 642836G2 Jan 16-Mar 6 Su 642836H2 Jan 16-Mar 6 Su 642836J2 Jan 16-Mar 6 Su 642836K2 Jan 16-Mar 6 Su 642836L2 Jan 16-Mar 6 Su 642836M2 Jan 16-Mar 6 Su 642836N2 Jan 16-Mar 6 Su 642836P2 Jan 16-Mar 6 Su 642836Q2 Jan 16-Mar 6 Su 642836R2 Jan 16-Mar 6 Su 642836S2 Jan 16-Mar 6 Su

Time 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm

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GIRLS BASKETBALL LEAGUES

BOYS BASKETBALL LEAGUES

BASKETBALL SKILLS

The 4th and 5th grade well established basketball league is a great way to play basketball with your friends. Coaches and school organizers are volunteers from respective schools who are responsible for scheduling their team practices. The season may be anywhere from 4-8 weeks depending on registration. Time of games will vary each week. Information: Eric; eeichholz@cityofevanston.org Fee: $50 R/$50 NR

The 4th and 5th grade well established basketball league is a great way to play basketball with your friends. Coaches and school organizers are volunteers from respective schools who are responsible for scheduling their team practices. Please note the season may be anywhere from 4-8 weeks depending on registration. Time of games will vary each week. Information: Eric; eeichholz@cityofevanston.org Fee: $50 R/$50 NR

Learn the basics/fundamentals, stance/triple threat and progress through to more advanced skills dribbling, passing, defense, leading up to playing a mini game. Each class is curriculum based and will build upon the skills and concepts learned in the previous class(es). Children will also learn key basketball rules and terminology. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 6-8 yrs. Fee, 8 sessions: $80 R/$100 NR

4th Grade Girls Basketball League

4th Grade Boys Basketball League

Age: 9-10 yrs.

Age: 9-10 yrs.

Class # Dates Days Time 242824A2 Jan 11-Mar 1 Tu 6:30-7:30pm

Class # Dates Days 642824A2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642824B2 JJan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642824C2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642824D2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642824E2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642824F2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642824G2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642824H2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642824J2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642824K2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642824L2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642824M2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642824N2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642824P2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642824Q2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642824R2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642824S2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa

Time 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm

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

Class # Dates Days 642822A2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642822B2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642822C2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642822D2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642822E2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642822F2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642822G2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642822H2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642822J2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642822K2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642822L2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642822M2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642822N2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642822P2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642822Q2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642822R2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642822S2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa

Time 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm

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5th Grade Girls Basketball League

5th Grade Boys Basketball League

Age: 10-12 yrs.

Age: 10-12 yrs.

Class # Dates Days 642825A2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642825B2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642825C2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642825D2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642825E2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642825F2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642825G2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642825H2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642825J2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642825K2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642825L2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642825M2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642825N2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642825P2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642825Q2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642825R2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642825S2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa

Time 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm

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

Class # Dates Days 642823A2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642823B2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642823C2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642823D2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642823E2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642823F2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642823G2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642823H2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642823J2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642823K2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642823L2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642823M2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642823N2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642823P2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642823Q2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642823R2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 642823S2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa

Time 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm

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

BASKETBALL OVER 40 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. Perfect! 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 card: $50 R/NR Fee, drop-in: $8 R/NR Class # Dates 544812A2 Jan 6- Mar 17

Days Time Th 6:30-8:30pm

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

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Athletics Fencing Beginning Fencing Learn the basics of fencing with Coach Diana Unger. Fencing requires patience, concentration, discipline and self-awareness. The rewards are self-confidence, self-control and emotional strength. Each participant will receive a mask and a fencing jacket to keep throughout the program. No deposit is required, however if the equipment is not returned on the last day of the class a $200 fee will be charged to your household. Weapons will be kept at Chandler-Newberger and disinfected prior to each use. Each participant is expected to purchase an underarm protector and glove, as well as register for a $10 yearly membership with USFA. Please purchase these items before the first day. Visit cityofevanston.org/fencing for information on purchasing these items.

Competition Class Our new Prep for Competition class will introduce those with experience to the rules and structure of competition. Compete against classmates, perfect your attacks and work on defense. Information: mtompkins@cityofevanston.org Location: Chandler-Newberger Age: Varies Fee: $147 R/$183 NR (Beg.) Fee:$276 R/$345 NR (Int. and Adv.) Class # Dates Days Time Level Age 643832A2 Jan 22-March 12 Sa 9:15-10:15am Beg. 7-14 643832B2 Jan 22-March 12 Sa 3-4:30pm Comp. 12-18

PRIVATE FENCING LESSONS Combine the instruction and experience of our Competition Prep Class with one-on-one private lessons with Coach Unger! Each registration includes the Prep for Competition class and four 45-minute private lessons with Coach Unger. An additional 4 lessons can be purchased at a discounted rate if you choose to continue, but they must be scheduled concurrently with the class. To schedule your private lessons please email Michelle at mtompkins@cityofevanston.org. Location: Chandler- Newberger Center Age: 12-18 yrs. Fee: $400 R/$482 NR

JEDI FENCING MINI SESSIONS Have you been interesting in trying fencing, but aren’t sure you want to commit to a full session? Sign up for our Fencing Mini Session to give it a try! 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. This 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 light sabers), jackets and masks are provided. In response to COVID-19, each participant will receive a mask and a fencing jacket to keep throughout the 2-week period. No deposit is required, however if the equipment is not returned on the last day of the class a $200 fee will be charged to your household. Weapons will be kept at the facility and disinfected prior to each use. 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 them before the first day of class, visit cityofevanston. org/fencing for information on purchasing the personal items, as well as the membership. Location: Chandler-Newberger Instructor: Diana Unger

Jedi Initiate-Beginning No previous fencing experience Fee: $51 R/$60 NR Class # Dates Days 633836E1 Dec 11-18 Sa 633836F1 Dec 11-18 Sa

Time Age 9:30-10:30am 7-9 yrs. 10:45-11:45am 9-13 yrs.

Jedi Knight-Advanced Beginning/Intermediate Have taken 1-2 fencing classes or camps Fee: $51 R/$60NR Class # Dates 633836G1 Dec 11-18

Days Time Age Sa 12:30-1:30pm 7-13 yrs.

Jedi Master-Advanced Have taken 2 or more classes or camps Fee: $57 R/$65 NR Class # Dates 633836H1 Dec 11-18

10 Evanston Parks and Recreation Winter Program Guide 2022

Days Time Sa 1:45-2:45pm

Age 7-13 yrs.

Archery YOUTH AND ADULT ARCHERY Participants in this class will learn the proper fundamentals of archery from experienced coach Brent Harmon, Director of Chicago Archery Coaches, a USA Archery Level 4-NTS and Regional Elite Development Program Coach. Throughout the 4 weeks, participants will use these fundamentals to progress to more advanced distances and targets. Skills will be honed by playing games and other fun archery activities. . For parent/ child class both the parent and the child must register separately, only 1 parent and 1 child per registration. Children must be 7 years old for the parent/child class. No class Jan 26. Instructor: Brent Harmon Location: Chandler-Newberger Community Center Fee: $125 R/$156 NR Class # 642861A2 642861B2 642861C2 642861D2 642861E2 642861F2

Dates Days Jan 12-Feb 9 W Jan 12-Feb 9 W Jan 12-Feb 9 W Feb 16-March 9 W Feb16-March 9 W Feb 16-March 9 W

Time 4-5pm 5:15-6:15pm 6:30-7:30pm 4-5pm 5:15-6:15pm 6:30-7:30pm

Age 7-12 yrs. 12-15 yrs. Parent/Child 7-12 yrs. 12-15 yrs. Parent/Child

Football FLAG FOOTBALL This program is designed to teach players the mechanics and fundamentals of flag football. The instructor will create a fun environment that helps players develop their footwork, offense and defense to be successful for competition play. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 7-9 yrs. Fee, 8 sessions: $80 R/$100 NR Class # Dates 242826A2 Jan 14-Mar 4

Days Time F 5-6pm


Assorted Sports

Open Gym

TRIPLE PLAY SPORTS

TABLE TENNIS

Fee: FREE Note: times 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 Schedule: cityofevanston.org/robertcrown; 847-448-8258

Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center Schedule: cityofevanston.org/fleetwood; 847-448-8254

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

In this program the instructor will teach all aspects and fundamentals of table tennis, which will include covering, serving, strokes, and the official rules in order to prepare participants for competition. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 8-12 yrs. Fee, 8 sessions: $80 R/$100 NR Class # Dates 242825A2 Jan 6-Feb 24

Days Time W 6:30- 7:30pm

OPEN PLAY TABLE TENNIS Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 8 yrs. and up Date Days Ongiong Su

Time 4-5pm 5-6pm

Age Fee 8-17 yrs. Free 18+ yrs. $3

BADMINTON

Baseball TEE BALL SKILLS This program will feature structured learning and children will have the opportunity to engage in a series of tee-ball drills, skills and plenty of physical activity. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 3-6 yrs. Fee, 8 sessions: $80 R/$100 NR Class # Dates 242825A2 Jan 11-Mar 1

Days Time Tu 5:15-6:16pm

BASEBALL SKILLS This program features structured learning, highlighted by practice and game play. Over the course of the program, children will engage in multiple lessons that include skills and drills. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 7-10 yrs. Fee, 8 sessions: $80 R/$100 NR Class # Dates 242826A2 Jan 11-Mar 1

Days Time Tu 7:45-8:45pm

Participants will practice and engage in a series of badminton lessons, skills and drills. The class will learn how to properly serve, forehand, backhand, volley and demonstrate their skills in competative matches against their peers in practice. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 8-12 yrs. Fee, 8 sessions: $80 R/$100 NR Class # Dates 242827A2 Jan 13-Mar 3

Days Time Th 5:15-6:15pm

INDOOR TRACK & FIELD Track & Field is a demanding sport requiring fitness, endurance and a desire to compete. You will learn to develop a training plan, delve into the mental toughness of becoming a short and long distance runner, as well as learning how to indentify, treat and prevent common injuries. No class Jan 17. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 10-13 yrs. Fee, 7 sessions: $70 R/$88 NR Class # Dates 242828A2 Jan 10-Feb 28

Days M

Time 5-6pm

Players will have the opportunity to work together and learn multiple strategies through competition in three different sports, which will include basketball, soccer and dodgeball. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 7-9 yrs. Fee, 8 sessions: $80 R/$100 NR Class # Dates 242824A2 Jan 12-Mar 2

Days W

Time 5-6pm

MULTI-SPORT CLASS (GIRLS ONLY) Join Game On! Sports 4 Girls for our signature Multi-Sport Class! This program is a great way to expose and introduce your daughter to team sports! Explore and learn a different sport every 1-3 weeks. We may cover basketball, soccer, tennis, softball, lacrosse, volleyball, and more in a fun, nurturing and positive environment! From our years dedicated to working with girls, we have the unique games and expertise to help each of your daughters to grow as a person and an athlete. As always, attention to teamwork, sportsmanship, self-esteem, respect, giving and goal setting are incorporated into our program as well. Please come dressed ready to play ; no sandals, bare feet or boots allowed. On your mark, get set, Game On! No class Jan. 27.

About Game On! Sports Game On! Sports 4 Girls works to impact girls of all skill levels, grades Pre-K through 8th, to harness the power of sport to foster confidence and strong character, along with a lifelong commitment to an active, healthy lifestyle. To learn more check our website gameonsports4girls.com Location: Chandler-Newberger Center Age: 5-10 yrs. Fee, 5 sessions: $80 R/$105 NR Class # Dates Days Time 642874A2 Jan 6-Feb 10 Th 4-5pm 642874B2 Feb 17-Mar 17 Th 4-5pm

Pickleball DROP-IN PICKELBALL AT CHANDLER-NEWBERGER Join us at Chandler-Newberger Community Center for Pickleball Drop-in play. Schedule: For updated schedules, please visit our Facebook page @EvastonParksandRecreation or call 847-448-8252. Location: Chandler- Newberger Center Age: 18 yrs. and up Dates Dec 1-Dec 22

Days Time Tu-Th 9am-12pm

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

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Athletics Yoga

VINYASA 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

This all-levels vinyasa yoga practice will focus on alignment fundamentals and the union of breath with movement to inspire body confidence and peace of mind, both on and off your mat. Join a supportive yoga community to relax, invigorate, and transform the body, mind, and spirit. Instructor: Sarah kloos Location: Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center Age: 15 yrs. and up Fee, 8 sessions: $30 R/$40 NR

Class # Dates Days Time Level 143130A1 Jan 12-Mar 2 W 6- 7pm Beginner 143130B1 Jan 12-Mar 2 W 7:15- 8:15pm Multi.-Level

Class # Dates Days Time 443325 A2 Jan 11- Mar 1 T 10-11am

PILATES/YOGA FUSION

This class is an excellent way to connect with your baby and prepare your body for the changes to come during pregnancy, childbirth and mothering. This gentle form of yoga encourages stretching, poses, mental centering, relaxation and focus breathing. No class Jan. 17th Instructor: Sarah Kloos Location: Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center Age: Expecting Mothers Fee, 4 sessions: $15 R/$25 NR

This class blends the best of both disciplines to provide participants with a strong core, flexibility and overall strength. Instructor: Amanda Hart Location: Virtual Age: 18 yrs. and up Fee, 10 sessions: $70 LM/$90 NM Class # Dates 543312A1 Jan 9-Mar 13

Days Time Sa 10:30-11:30am

BEGINNING YOGA – TEEN/ADULT This is a “sampler” class of over 60 yoga poses. You will experience relaxation and meditation techniques, along with strengthening and flexibility poses in a non-competitive atmosphere. Please wear loose clothing and avoid food for two hours before sessions. Instructor: Emily Williams-Guthrie Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 12 yrs. and up Fee, 10 sessions: $70 LM/$90 NM Class # Dates 543301A2 Jan 5- Mar 9

Days Time W 6:30-8pm

INTERMEDIATE/RELAXATION YOGA 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 17. This class will be held both in-person. Instructor: Emily Williams-Guthrie Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 12 yrs. and up Fee, 10 sessions: $70 R/$90 NR Class # Dates 543302A2 Jan 3-Mar 14

Days Time M 6- 7:30pm

PRENATAL YOGA

Class # Dates Days Time 443341A2 Jan 10- Feb 7 M 9:30-10:30am

Volleyball INDOOR VOLLEYBALL PROGRAM Reach the next level with 90 minutes of volleyball drills in setting, passing, overhand serving and spiking. You will learn to overhand serve and develop a good understanding of each position on offense and defense. The lesson plan directs the use of individual training; pairing drills and game situation development that help each student reach a new level. Instructors will organize games at the end of each class. The lesson plan also incorporates leadership and educational components. No class Jan 27. Location: Chandler-Newberger Age: Varies Fee: $70 R/$88 NR Class # 642843A2 642843B2 642843C2 642843D2

Dates Days Time Jan 6- Feb 3 Th 5:15-6:45pm Jan 6-Feb 3 Th 6:45-8:15pm Feb 10-Mar 3 Th 5:15-6:45pm Feb 10-Mar 3 Th 6:45-8:15pm

Age 8-10 yrs. 11-16 yrs. 8-10 yrs. 11-16 yrs.

SNOW VOLLEYBALL Come join the coolest volleyball event this winter! This event includes organized volleyball games in the snow with friends! Coed teams are made up of 4 players. All teams are guaranteed at least 4 games to 21. All teams will make the playoffs. Entry includes limited beverages and hot chili. When registering, the team captain must provide a team roster. Location: Chandler-Newberger Age: Varies Fee, per team: $120 Class # Dates 642844A2 Feb 26 642844B2 Feb 26

Days Sa Sa

Time 10am-6pm 10am-6pm

Age 18 yrs. and up 10-17 yrs.

VOLLEYBALL SKILLS This program will include instruction in the basic of skills or serving, passing, setting, attacking and blocking. This class will also cover the tactical skills of volleyball, which includes offensive and defensive play, as well as the rules of scoring. Participants will learn to compete in a positive environment, while also working together and encouraging each other along the way. No class Jan 17. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 12-16 yrs. Fee, 7 sessions: $70 R/$88 NR Class # Dates Days Time 242829A2 Jan 10-Feb 28 M 6:30-7:30pm

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

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Athletics Gymnastics Information: Michelle Tompkins, Program Coordinator 847-448-8681, mtompkins@cityofevanston.org Kathryn Dolan, Gymnastics Supervisor 847-448-8680, kdolan@cityofevanston.org Location: Chandler-Newberger Community Center Registration: Call 847-448-8252 Non-meeting dates: Monday, January 17 Make-Ups Each student is allowed up to 2 make-up classes per 8 week session. Make-up classes must be scheduled and completed before the end of the session. Contact Kathryn Dolan at kdolan@cityofevanston.org to schedule. Progression and Testing At the end of each session, gymnasts will receive a recommendation from their coach as to which level to register for next. Please do not advance your child without a coach’s recommendation. Gymnastics with a Grown Up No experience necessary. Preschool Gymnastics No experience necessary. Beginning I Gymnastics (Coed) No experience necessary. Beginning II Gymnastics (Coed) & (Boys) Coach’s recommendation or 1 year of Beginning I experience. Advanced Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Gymnastics (Girls) Coach’s recommendation only. Private Lessons Private lessons may be booked for 30-60 minute sessions. Groups of up to 3 may book a private lesson together. For pricing and availability, contact Kathryn at kdolan@cityofevanston.org.

GYMNASTICS WITH A GROWN UP

COED BEGINNING I

With a parent/guardian and our instructors’ assistance, your Tot will enjoy free play on the gymnastics equipment, explore new obstacle courses, and be introduced to various ageappropriate gymnastics skills each week. This class is a great way for your little one to climb and play with supervision. Parents/guardians must attend with their child. Please note that for this session only one caregiver will be allowed in the gym. Age: 1.5-3.5 yrs. with parent or caregiver Fee, 8 sessions: $75 R/$94 NR

Beginning gymnastics introduces skills and drills that are fun, safe, and understandable for gymnasts of varying backgrounds, while providing the structure needed to start training and perfecting basic skills on bars, beam, vault, and floor. No experience necessary. Fee, 8 sessions: $120 R/$150 NR

Class # 641102A2 641102B2 641102C2 641102D2 641102E2

Dates Jan 10-Mar 14 Jan 15-Mar 5 Jan 13-Mar 3 Jan 16-Mar 6 Jan 16-Mar 6

Days M Sa Th Su Su

Time 9:30-10:15am 9-9:45am 9-9:45am 9-9:45am 10-10:45am

Age 1.5-2.25 1.5-2.25 2.25-3.5 2.25-3.5 2.25-3.5

PRESCHOOL GYMNASTICS Our instructors work with children to improve their coordination, balance, flexibility and general motor skills in a fun, safe environment. Gymnasts will have the opportunity to explore a wide variety of new movements and activities at their own pace, and will be gently introduced to the more structured schedule and rules of school-age gymnastics classes. Age: 3.5-5.5 yrs. Fee, 8 sessions: $85 R/$106 NR Class # 641103A2 641103B2 641103C2 641103D2 641103E2 641103F2

Dates Jan 10-Mar 14 Jan 13-Mar 3 Jan 13-Mar 3 Jan 15-Mar 5 Jan 16-Mar 6 Jan 16-Mar 6

Days M Th Th Sa Su Su

Time 10:30-11:15am 10:30-11:15am 3-3:45pm 10-10:45pm 1-1:45pm 3-3:45pm

LITTLE NINJAS This class is perfect for kids who love to move! Little Ninjas will run, jump, and swing across the gym in each class, learning fun and functional gymnastics through obstacle courses each week. This class will focus on safe landings, spatial awareness and encouraging our classmates. Age: 4-6 yrs. Fee, 8 sessions: $85 R/$106 NR Class # Dates Days Time 641108A2 Jan 13-Mar 3 Th 12:30-1:15pm

Class # 642814A2 642814B2 642814C2 642814D2 642814E2 642814F2 642814G2 642814H2 642814J2 642814K2 642814L2 642814M2 642814N2 642814P2 642814Q2

Days M M Th Th Su Su M Th Th Th Sa Su Su M Su

Time Age 4-5pm 5-6.5 yrs. 5-6pm 5-6.5 yrs. 4-5pm 5-6.5 yrs. 5-6pm 5-6.5 yrs. 11am-Noon 5-6.5 yrs. 3-4pm 5-6.5 yrs. 4-5pm 6-8 yrs. 4-5pm 6-8 yrs. 5-6pm 6-8 yrs. 6-7pm 6-8 yrs. 11am-Noon 6-8 yrs. Noon-1pm 6-8 yrs. 2-3pm 6-8 yrs. 6-7pm 9-11 yrs. Noon-1pm 9-11 yrs

BOYS BEGINNING II Boys Beginning II Gymnastics provides an introduction to basic skills and drills for the high bar, rings, pommel horse, vault , floor and parallel bars. Gymnasts will continue to work to improve their flexibility, strength, and balance across all six Olympic events. Age: 6-10 yrs. Fee: $ 20R/$ 25NR Fee, 8 sessions: $120 R/$150 NR Class # Dates Days Time 642819A2 Jan 13-Mar 3 Th 6-7pm 642819B2 Jan 16-Mar 6 Su 11am-Noon

COED BEGINNING II This class is for those who have taken at least 1 year of gymnastics classes or have received approval from their coach. Beginning II gymnastics will focus on mastering the skills necessary to move up to Advanced Beginning Gymnastics while working to improve their conditioning, flexibility and balance. Gymnasts will work on their skills on the vault, bars, beam and floor. Age: 6-11 yrs. Fee, 8 sessions: $120 R/$150 NR Class # 642820A2 642820B2 642820C2 642820D2

14 Evanston Parks and Recreation Winter Program Guide 2022

Dates Jan 10-Mar 14 Jan 10-Mar 14 Jan 13-Mar 3 Jan 13-Mar 3 Jan 16-Mar 6 Jan 16-Mar 6 Jan 10-Mar 14 Jan 13-Mar 3 Jan 13-Mar 3 Jan 13-Mar 3 Jan 15-Mar 5 Jan 16-Mar 6 Jan 16-Mar 6 Jan 10-Mar 14 Jan 16-Mar 6

Dates Jan 13-Mar 3 Jan 13-Mar 3 Jan 15-Mar 5 Jan 16-Mar 6

Days Th Th Sa Su

Time 4-5pm 5-6pm 11am-Noon 2-3pm


GIRLS ADVANCED BEGINNING Advanced Beginning refines many of the skills learned in Beginning gymnastics and introduces the more difficult progressions we are ready to learn after mastering the basics. This class allows gymnasts to continue to develop skills and increase self-esteem, while preparing them for the Intermediate level. Coaches recommendation only. Age: 7-12 yrs. Fee, 8 sessions: $196 R/$245 NR Class # Dates Days Time 642815A2 Jan 10-Mar 14 M 5:30-7pm 642815B2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 2-3:30ppm

GIRLS INTERMEDIATE Intermediate classes train a variety of advanced skills, while still practicing the drills, progressions and conditioning for even more advanced skills later on. At this level, gymnasts should be able to retain corrections from class to class, have a strong idea of their own skills goals and be self-motivated to better their own gymnastics. This class combines with the Advanced Gymnastics group on Saturdays. Coaches recommendation only. Age: 7-12 yrs. Fee, 8 sessions: $196 R/$245 NR Class # Dates 642816A2 Jan 13-Mar 3 642816B2 Jan 15-Mar 5

Days Time Th 5:30-7pm Sa 12:30-2pm

GIRLS ADVANCED Intermediate classes train a variety of advanced skills, while still practicing the drills, progressions and conditioning for even more advanced skills later on. At this level, gymnasts should be able to retain corrections from class to class, have a strong idea of their own skills goals and be selfmotivated to better their own gymnastics. Coaches recommendation only. Age: 7-12 yrs. Fee, 8 sessions: $196 R/$245 NR Class # Dates Days Time 642821A2 Jan 13-Mar 3 Th 5:30-7pm 642821B2 Jan 15-Mar 5 Sa 12:30-2pm

Hockey

Public Skating Schedule

YOUTH STICK & PUCK

DECEMBER 1– FEBRUARY 28 Public skate session admission tickets can be purchased up to 7 days in advance online or by calling the center. Pre-purchasing will conclude 2 hours before each session. Remaining admission tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis in person. Annual season pass holders must call the center to reserve their ticket in advance. All online ticket purchases are non-transferrable and non-refundable. Cityofevanston.org; 847-448-8258.

SCHEDULE Day Time M-F 11am-12:30pm Tu 7-8:30pm F 7-8:30pm Sa 4-5:30pm Su 1-2:30pm

ADMISSION 13 yrs. and up 12 yrs. and under

General Special Event $9 $10 $5 $6

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 Dec. 10 F Jan. 28 F Feb. 25 F

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

Ice 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 member may accompany each participant on the ice. Adults must be able to skate. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 3-5 yrs. Fee, 8 sessions: $83 R/$103 NR Days Time Th 5-5:30pm Su 2:30-3pm

RC EDGE LEARN TO SKATE HOCKEY The program's curriculum is designed to teach the fundamentals of hockey skating through Learn to Skate USA. Consisting of four levels, skaters will learn to maneuver faster and be more agile on the ice. As skaters increase their skills they have the opportunity to transition through and earn badges for each different level. Skaters will learn the necessary fundamentals of being successful in game situations. Instruction does not include the use of a stick or puck as proper skating techniques are the primary focus. Included with registration is a RC Edge Hockey jersey on which completed badges may be attached. A membership with Learn to Skate USA is required at the time of registration. The calendar year for the LTS membership is July 1-June 30. No Class Jan. 17 and Feb. 20. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Fee, 6 sessions: $66 R/$80 NR Fee, 7 sessions: $80 R/$100 NR Class # 342553A2 342553B2 342555A2 342555B2

Dates Jan 10-Feb 28 Jan 23-Mar 6 Jan 10-Feb 28 Jan 23-Mar 6

Days Time Age M 4:40-5:25pm 3-6yrs. Su 2:30-3:15pm 3-6 yrs. M 5:25- 6:10pm 7-10 yrs. Su 3:15-4pm 7-10 yrs.

ADULT BEGINNER HOCKEY This is an introduction class to skating & stick/puck handling. Participants should have some basic skating skills before the beginning of the class. A helmet, stick, elbow and knee pads are required. Equipment is not available to borrow at the rink. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 16 yrs. and up Fee, 6 sessions: $80 R/$100 NR Class # Dates 342558A2 Jan 23-Mar 6

PARENT-TOT INTRO TO SKATING

Class # Dates 342551A1 Jan 13-Mar 3 342551B1 Jan 23-Mar 6

Get in some extra stick and puck time on a full sheet of ice. Supervision is provided while participants are on the ice. Private coaching, scrimmaging and organized practices are prohibited. Sessions are scheduled on District 65 days off and early dismissals from school. Age: 5-14 yrs. Fee, per drop-in: $14 R/$14 NR Time: 1-2pm *Check website for cancellations, or call the Rink Office 847-448-8258

Days Time Su 8:40-9:40pm

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 Days Time Dec 1–Feb 28 M-F 12:45-2:15pm *Check website for cancellations, or call the Rink Office 847-448-8258

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

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Athletics Figure Skating Information

Figure Skating Classes

Robert Crown Community Center

SNOWPLOW SAM (AGE 3–5)

1801 Main St., 847-448-8258

Non-meeting dates: January 15, 16, 17, and February 20

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

Refunds, Pro-rating The figure skating program follows the department’s refund policy. Classes are not pro-rated if registering after class begins.

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.

Introductory classes are divided into four progressive levels. Children with no prior skating experience should begin in Snowplow Sam I. Fee, 8 sessions: $83 R/$104 NR Fee, 7 sessions: $72 R/$90 NR Fee, 6 sessions: $62 R/$78 NR

Snowplow Sam 1 Class # 342519A2 342519B2 342519C2 342519D2

Dates Jan 13-Mar 3 Jan 14-Mar 4 Jan 22-Mar 5 Jan 23-Mar 6

Days Time Th 5-5:30pm F 4-4:30pm Sa 10-10:30am Su 2:30-3pm

Snowplow Sam 2 Class # 342520A2 342520B2 342520C2 342520D2

Dates Jan 13-Mar 3 Jan 14-Mar 4 Jan 22-Mar 5 Jan 23-Mar 6

Days Th F Sa Su

Time 5-5:30pm 4-4:30pm 10-10:30am 2:30-3:00pm

Days Th F Sa

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

Snowplow Sam 3 Class # 342521As 342521B2 342521C2

Dates Jan 13-Mar 3 Jan 14-Mar 4 Jan 22-Mar 5

Snowplow Sam 4 Skating Class # 342522A2 342522B2 342522C2

Dates Jan 13-Mar 3 Jan 14-Mar 4 Jan 22-Mar 5

Days Th F Sa

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

BASIC 1–6 (AGE 6–17) 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/$110 NR Fee, 7 sessions: $77 R/$97 NR Fee, 6 sessions: $66 R/$83 NR

Basic 1 Class # 342523A2 342523B2 342523C2 342523D2

Dates Jan 13-Mar 3 Jan 14-Mar 4 Jan 22-Mar 5 Jan 23-Mar 6

Days Th F Sa Su

Time 5-5:45pm 4:30-5:15pm 10-10:45am 3-3:45pm

Dates Jan 13-Mar 3 Jan 14-Mar 4 Jan 22-Mar 5 Jan 23-Mar 6

Days Th F Sa Su

Time 5-5:45pm 4:30-5:15pm 10-10:45am 3-3:45pm

Basic 2 Class # 342524A2 342524B2 342524C2 342524D2

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Basic 3 Class # 342525A2 342525B2 342525C2

Dates Jan 13-Mar 3 Jan 14-Mar 4 Jan 22-Mar 5

Days Th F Sa

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

Dates Jan 13-Mar 3 Jan 14-Mar 4 Jan 22-Mar 5

Days Th F Sa

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

Days Th F Sa

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

Days Th F Sa

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

Days Tu Th Sa

Time 4:55-5:40pm 5:45pm-6:30pm 11-11:45am

Basic 4 Class # 342526A2 342526B2 342526C2

Basic 5 Skating Class # 342527A2 342527B2 342527C2

Dates Jan 13-Mar 3 Jan 14-Mar 4 Jan 22-Mar 5

Basic 6 Skating Class # 342528A2 342528B2 342528C2

Dates Jan 13-Mar 3 Jan 14-Mar 4 Jan 22-Mar 5

Pre Free Skate Class # 342529A2 342529B2 342529C2

Dates Jan 11-Mar 1 Jan 13-Mar 3 Jan 22-Mar 5

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 Fee, 7 sessions: $91 R/$114 NR

Free Skate 1 Class # Dates 342531A2 Jan 11-Mar 1 342531B2 Jan 22-Mar 5

Days Time Tu 4:55-5:40pm Sa 9:15-10am

Free Skate 2 Class # Dates 342532A2 Jan 11-Mar 1 342532B2 Jan 22-Mar5

Days Time Tu 4:55-5:40pm Sa 9:15-10am

Free Skate 3 Class # Dates 342533A2 Jan 11-Mar 1 342533B2 Jan 22-Mar 5

Days Time Tu 4:55-5:40pm Sa 9:15-10am

Free Skate 4 Class # Dates 342534A2 Jan 11-Mar 1 342534B2 Jan 22-Mar 5

Days Time Tu 4:55-5:40pm Sa 9:15-10am

Free Skate 5 Class # Dates 342535A2 Jan 11-Mar 1 342535B2 Jan 22-Mar 5

Days Time Tu 4:55-5:40pm Sa 9:15-10am

Free Skate 6 Class # Dates 342536A2 Jan 11-Mar 1 342536B2 Jan 22-Mar 5

Days Time Tu 4:55-5:40pm Sa 9:15-10am


HIGH FREESKATE (AGE 6–19)

ADULT FREE SKATE

ASPIRE PROGRAM

These advanced level freestyle classes are in progression beginning with advancement from Freeskate 6, skaters begin in Bronze Freestyle. These classes includes combination jumps and spins, double rotation jumps and moves in the field maneuvers. Fee, 6 sessions: $78 R/$98 NR

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, 6 sessions: $88 R/$110 NR

The U.S. Figure Skating Aspire program is the bridge between learn to skate group classes and U.S. Figure Skating membership. Through the development of athleticism and artistry, skaters build a solid skill foundation that drives success on and off the ice. This program consists of power skills, freeskate level class and office conditioning.. Skaters must be passed the PreFreeskate level to participate. Fee, 7 sessions: $137 R/$172 NR

Bronze Freestyle Class # Dates Days Time 342580A2 Jan 23-Mar6 Su 12-12:45pm

Silver Freestyle

Class # Dates Days Time 343554A2 Jan 23-Mar 6 Su 7:50-8:50pm

Class # Dates Days Time 342581A2 Jan 23-Mar 6 Su 12-12:45pm

SPECIALIZED AND ADVANCED (AGE 6–17)

Gold Freestyle

This class focusesing on the development and proper execution of the axel and double-rotation jumps. Skaters must be passed Freeskate level 65 to participate. Fee, 8 sessions: $83 R/$104 NR

Class # Dates Days Time 342582A2 Jan 23-Mar 6 Su 12-12:45pm

Platinum Freestyle Class # Dates Days Time 342583A2 Jan 23-Mar 6 Su 12-12:45pm

ADULT (AGE 18 YRS. AND UP) 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/$13024 NR Fee, 7 sessions: $91 R/$114 NR Days Time Th 5:45-6:30pm Sa 11-11:45am

Days Time W 6:50-7:20pm

HIGH LEVEL TRAINING PACKAGE Program consists of jump and spin technique, specialty classes, off ice conditioning and power skills. Skaters must have passed through all levels of the Learn to Skate USA program and be able to execute an advanced level axel jump. Age: 8 yrs. and up Fee, 7 sessions: $153R/$192 NR Class # Dates 342547B2 Jan 22-Mar 6

BALLET FOR SKATERS

Days Time Sa 6:45-11:30am

Ballet fundamentals specifically designed for skaters, focusing on strength and flexibility. Age: 8 yrs. and up

Advanced Class # Dates Days Time 342549A2 Jan 10-Feb 28 M 6-7pm

Beginner Fee, 8 sessions: $75 R/$94 NR

Adult 2 Skating Class # Dates 343553A2 Jan 13-Mar 3 343553B2 Jan 22-Mar 5

Class # Dates 342543A2 Jan 12-Mar 2

Days Time Sa 8:30-11am

Fee, 7 sessions: $66 R/$83 NR

Adult 1 Skating Class # Dates 343552A2 Jan 13-Mar 3 343552B2 Jan 22-Mar 5

Axel and Double Jump

Class # Dates 342547A2 Jan 22-Mar 5

Days Time Th 5:45-6:30pm Sa 11-11:45am

Class # Dates 342549B2 Jan 11-Mar 1

Days Time Tu 5-6pm

Adult 3 Skating Class # Dates 343555A2 Jan 13-Mar 3 343555B2 Jan 22-Mar 5

Days Time Th 5:45-6:30pm Sa 11-11:45am

Adult 4 Skating Class # Dates 343556A2 Jan 13-Mar 3 343556B2 Jan 22-Mar 5

Days Time Th 5:45-6:30pm Sa 11-11:45am

Adult 5 Skating Class # Dates 343557A2 Jan 13-Mar 3 343557B2 Jan 13-Mar 5

Days Time Th 5:45-6:30pm Sa 11-11:45am

Adult 6 Skating Class # Dates 343558A2 Jan 13-Mar 3 343558B2 Jan 22-Mar 5

Days Time Th 5:45-6:30pm Sa 11-11:45am

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

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Athletics Child/Teen and Adult Fitness 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. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 18 yrs. and up Fee, 8 sessions: $80 R/$100 NR Class # Dates 243323A2 Jan 22-Mar 5

Days Time Sa 9-10am

HIGH ENERGY DANCE FITNESS Energetic music and a highly encouraging, comeas-you-are approach seeks to uplift students as we honor and challenge our bodies. Prior dance experience not required. Clothing should be comfortable and non-obstructive. No Class Feb 13. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 7-12 yrs. Fee, 6 sessions: $60 R/$76 NR Class # Dates 242302A2 Jan 23-Mar 6

Days Time Su 10:15-11:15am

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. The Levy Center offers three different personal training packages and a 1-time fitnessassessment. We offer one-on-one and duet (two-to-one) training. A Fitness Assessment is comprised of a series of exercises that help evaluate your overall health and physical status. For general health and fitness purpose, the tests are considered the starting point for designing an appropriate exercise program. They are meant to ensure you won’t be at risk of harm and provide the trainer with the insights needed to establish clear and effective fitness goals. The fitness assessment will last 45- 60 minutes. Registration: Levy Senior Center’s office, 847-448-8250. Fee, 30-minute one-one-one sessions: 1 session, $30; 5-session package, $135; 10-session package, $270 Fee, 60-minute one-on-one sessions: 1 session, $43; 5-session package, $194; 10-session package, $387. Fee, 60-minute duet session: 1 session, $60 Fee, Fitness Assessment: 1 session, $45

Martial Arts KARATE In this family atmosphere participants will learn self defense through improved focus, stillness, muscle strength, stamina, and flexibility. Sensei Thomas Sexton has competed in many tournaments and fought on "Chicago's Midwest Circuits." He is now sharing his skills and experiences with the Evanston youth and adult community. Location: Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center Age: 7 yrs. and up Fee, 8 sessions: $75 R/$85 NR Class # Dates 442113A2 Jan 8-Feb 26

Days Time Sa 10-11:30am

KARATE Karate with Impact DoJo! Classes are high energy and full of fun and excitement. In addition, students will learn the princials, history and philosophy of Karate. Each student will have access to a specifically tailored curriculm online that will be used as a guide to help them reach their full potentials. Classes are as much physical activity as they are education based. It is important that all students understand the importance of healthy living and to be of sound mind and body. The main goal is for our students to be confident in themselves and build overall good character. No Class on Jan 17. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 6-13 yrs. and up Fee, 7 sessions: $70 R/$84 NR Fee, 8 sessions: $80 R/$96 NR Class # Dates Days Time 242310A2 Jan 10-Feb 28 M 5-5:50pm 242310B2 Jan 13 - Mar 3 Th 5-5:50pm

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TAEKWONDO Grandmaster Connelly is Evanston’s most experienced Martial Arts professional. The Grandmaster’s classes are fun, safe, ageappropriate 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. Classes are available for beginning, intermediate and advanced students. No class Jan. 17. 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. Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 4-6 yrs. Fee, 10 sessions: $135 R/$169 NR Class # Dates 542301A2 Jan 3-Mar 14 542301B2 Jan 5-Mar 9

Days Time M 5:15-6pm W 5:15-6pm


Young Tigers

Advanced Students-Red Belt and Up

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. Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 7 -13 yrs. Fee, 10 sessions: $135 R/$150 NR

This class is designed to provide a challenging Taekwon-do training opportunity to students who are ranked at Red Stripe or higher. The health and safety of our students is our top priority. Class size is limited to 16. Location: Chandler-Newberger Center Age: 4 yrs. and up Fee, 10 sessions: $135 R/$150 NR

Class # Dates 542305A2 Jan 3-Mar 14 542306A2 Jan 5-Mar 9

Days Time M 6-7pm 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 yrs. and up Fee,10 sessions: $135 R/$150 NR Class # Dates 542307A2 Jan 5-Mar 9

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: $175 R/$219 NR Length: 10 sessions Class # Dates 543360A2 Jan 3-Mar 14

Days Time M 7- 8:30pm

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, 10 sessions: $135 R/$169 NR Class # Dates 542308A2 Jan 5-Mar 9

Class # Dates 542309A2 Jan 8-Mar 12

Days Time Sa 8:30-10am

From beginning to senior belts, this class offers all students of all ages an opportunity to train with Grandmaster Connelly and his experienced instructor team. This class is exciting and fun, providing opportunities to grow in body, mind, and spirit. The health and safety of our students is our top priority. Class size is limited to 16. Location: Chandler-Newberger Center Age: 4 yrs. and up Fee, 10 sessions: $135 R/$169 NR Days Time Sa 10-11am

KUMDO-BEGINNING LEVEL Kumdo is the system of Swordsmanship created centuries ago by Korea’s elite Musulin warriors. The class is a formal study of sword combat skills, building mental and physical strength, while developing appreciation for the history and traditions of the culture. Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 7 yrs. & up Fee,10 sessions: $135 R/$169 NR Class # Dates 542311A2 Jan 8-Mar 12

Days Time Sa 11am-12pm

Kumdo - Continuing Students (experienced Kumdo students) This class runs concurrently with the Beginning Level. It is extended 30 minutes for more advanced activities, Students must have previous Kumdo experience Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 7 yrs. and up Fee, 10 sessions: $175 R/$219 NR Class # Dates 542312A2 Jan 8-Mar 12

All Belt Levels

Class # Dates 542310A2 Jan 8-Mar 12

KUMDO- CONTINUING STUDENTS

Days Time Sa 11am-12:30pm

KRAV MAGA Krav Maga is a dynamic and challenging selfdefense system with a focus on real-world selfprotection and fitness. The exciting curriculum includes striking and kicking techniques as well as grappling skills and weapons defense. Beginning and experienced Teen and Adult students are invited to join this non-competitive class. You don’t have to be an Olympic athlete to benefit from this success-based, effective program. Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 13 yrs. and up Fee, 10 sessions: $135 R/$169 NR Class # Dates 542320A2 Jan 6-Mar 10

Days Time Th 6-7pm

HAPKIDO Hapkido is the most eclectic of all the Korean Martial Arts and the original “mixed martial art” with over 3000 techniques. Hapkido contains both long and close range fighting techniques emphasizing circular motion, non-resisting movements, and control of the opponent. Practitioners seek to gain advantage through footwork and body positioning to employ leverage, avoiding the use of strength against strength. Location: Levy Senior Center Age: 17 yrs. and up Fee, 10 sessions: $150 R/$188 NR Class # Dates 542325A2 Jan 4-Mar 8

Days Time Th 7-8:30pm

Days Time W 7- 8pm

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. Location: Evanston Ecology Center Age: 1-4 yrs. Fee: $5 R/$7 NR Class # 142126C1 142126A2 142126B2

Dates Dec 10 Jan 21 Feb 25

Days F F F

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

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 Days Time Age 142217A2 Jan 20-Mar 10 Th 10-11am 2 yrs. 142217B2 Jan 20-Mar 10 Th 1:30-2:30pm 3-4 yrs.

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: $10R/$12NR Class # 142149C1 142149A2 142149B2

Dates Dec 3 Jan 14 Feb 11

Days F F F

Time 5:30-7pm 5:30-7pm 5:30-7pm

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: $10R/$12NR Class # Dates 142132A2 Feb 26

Days Time Sa 6-7:30pm

ALL THAT GLOWS Join us to celebrate the darkest time of year with a campfire and glow-in-the-dark scavenger hunt in the Ladd Arboretum! Learn about natural glowing phenomena and make some glow-in-the-dark art. Location: Evanston Ecology Center Age: 5 yrs. and up Fee: $10R/$12NR Class # Dates Days Time 142107A2 Jan 15 Sa 5:30-7pm

FAMILY GEOCACHE HUNT Look up, down, within, and under as you search for all the geocaches hidden throughout the woods of the Ladd Arboretum! Families will learn about the history and science of GPS technologies and explore nature through geocaching as they find all of the hidden clues on this GPS adventure. Location: Evanston Ecology Center Age: 5 yrs. and up Fee: $7 R/$9 NR Class # Dates Days Time 112184A2 Feb 12 Sa 1-2:30pm

NEW YEAR'S BONFIRE Kick off the New Year by celebrating nature! Join us at Lighthouse Beach for a walk and then warm up by the fire while learning the ecology of the area. Location: Lighthouse Beach Fire Circle Age: 7 yrs. and up Fee: $5R/$7NR Class # Dates 142158A2 Jan 2

Days Time Su 2-4pm

WINTER ARBORETUM WALK Join the North Shore Channel Habitat Project leaders for a guided hike through the Ladd Arboretum. Learn about the restoration work taking place and why native plants are important to this unique Evanston habitat. See how the native plants continue to sustain life and play an important role in the wintertime. Location: Ecology Center Age: 8 yrs. and up Fee: $5R/$7NR Class # Dates 143137A2 Jan 30

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Days Time Su 2-3:30pm

Ecology Classes CANDLE MAKING In this class we will explore the process of candle making. Participants will make their own candles to take home. Location: Evanston Ecology Center Fee, 1 session: $20R/$25 NR Class # Dates 142216A2 Jan 29 142216B2 Jan 29

Days Time Age Sa 10-11:30am 8-12 yrs. Sa 2-3:30pm 13 yrs. +

MUSIC IN NATURE Learn about some of the most beautiful sounds nature has to offer, from bird calls to the pitterpatter of rain. Then, make your own instrument out of natural materials to take home! Location: Evanston Ecology Center Age: 5-10 yrs. Fee, 1 session: $12 R/$15 NR Class # Dates 142110A2 Feb 5

Days Time Sa 1-2:30pm

TRACKING Learn how to follow the leaps and bounds of animals that live around us. We will learn how to tell the difference 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: $12 R/$15 NR Class # Dates 142128A2 Jan 22

Days Time Sa 10-11:30am

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: 6-10 yrs. Fee, 1 session: $12 R/$15 NR Class # Dates 142129A2 Dec 4

Days Time Sa 10-11:30am

AFTER SCHOOL STEM Supplement your child’s STEM education in this after school drop-off program. Participants will explore scientific topics with hands-on activities and experiments to encourage curiosity. Location: Evanston Ecology Center Age: 6-8 yrs. Fee: $10 R/$12 NR Class # 142212D1 142212A2 142212B2

Dates Dec 8 Jan 19 Feb 16

Days W W W

Time 5:30-7pm 5:30-7pm 5:30-7pm


CONSTELLATION QUEST

EVERGREEN WREATHS

Become an astronomer! Learn your way around the night skies by finding and mapping constellations, exploring the expanses of space, and building your own telescope to take home. Location: Evanston Ecology Center Age: 7-10 yrs. Fee, 2 sessions: $24 R/$30 NR

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 Days Time 142133A1 Dec 7-14 Tu 6-7:30 pm

WINTER WEATHER WHIZ KIDS Study the science behind why the Chicago area has some of the wackiest winter weather around! Learn about polar vortexes, blizzards, and ice storms, and do a science experiment or two along the way. Location: Evanston Ecology Center Age: 7-12 yrs. Fee, 2 sessions: $24 R/$30 NR Class # Dates Days Time 142123A2 Jan 18-25 Tu 5:30-7pm

GIRLS IN SCIENCE Learn how cool STEM can be! Women have made some of the world's most remarkable scientific breakthroughs. We will learn about some of them while doing hands-on experiments of our own. Location: Evanston Ecology Center Age: 7-12 yrs. Fee, 4 sessions: $50R/$63 NR Class # Dates Days Time 142220A2 Feb 1-22 Tu 5:30-6:45pm

WORM 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 Class # Dates 142130A2 Feb 5

Days Time Sa 10-11:30am

WINTER TREE ID WALK Join an Ecology Center instructor on a guided walk in the Ladd Arboretum to learn about its trees. How can you tell them apart in the winter? Learn some tips the pros use while strolling through this winter wonderland. Location: Evanston Ecology Center Age: 16 yrs. and up Fee: $5 R/$7 NR Class # Dates 143136A2 Jan 16

Days Time Su 2-3:30pm

Class # Dates 143102A2 Dec 2

Days Time Th 6:30-8pm

Rentals 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:

NATURAL HOLIDAY DECORATIONS Let the holiday festivities begin by making DIY decorations out of natural and up-cycled materials. Ecology Center staff will provide suggestions, materials, guidance and let your imagination do the rest. Location: Evanston Ecology Center Age: 16 yrs. and up Fee, 1 session: $12 R/$15 NR

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

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

Class # Dates Days Time 142214A2 Dec 11 Sa 10-11:30am

Scout Programs BOY SCOUT MERIT BADGES 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. 17 and Feb. 21. Location: Evanston Ecology Center Age: 11-17 yrs. Fee, 2 sessions: $32 R/$40 NR Class # 142147C1 142147A2 142147B2

Dates Days Dec 13, 20 M Jan 10, 24 M Feb 14, 28 M

Time 5:30-7:30pm 5:30-7:30pm 5:30-7:30pm

Badge citizenship in the world safety mammal study

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 about the community garden program and the online lottery registration process is available at: cityofevanston.org/communitygardens. Online and in-person lottery registration will be available starting January 11. Please call 847-4488256 if you have any questions about the lottery registration process. Prospective gardeners should register for the Community Garden Lottery by March 1. The lottery will be held on Saturday, March 5 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

Fee $48 $95 $43 $30

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

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Rentals 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. We offer two multi-purpose rooms, as well as a full or half-gym available to rent. Rental information and booking: 847-448-8252

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 hula hoops, dodgeballs, climbing blocks, scooter carts and mini basketballs. 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 Blue Room/Half-Gym: $250 R/$280 NR Orange Room/Half-Gym: $220 R/$250 NR

GYMNASTICS PARTIES Preschool Party (2-5 yrs.) 45-minutes of instructional gymnastics and 2 hrs. of multi-purpose room use for up to 10 children. Fee: $300 R/$375 NR

School-Age party (5 yrs. and up) 1 hour of instructional gymnastics and 2 hours of multi-purpose room use for up to 15 children. Fee: $350 R/ $440 NR

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

ROOM RENTALS

The 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. 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. Age: 4 yrs. and up Fee: $200 R/$230 NR Party Capacity: 16 person max.

Need a space to host your next special occasion? There are several rooms available to rent. Information: 847-859-7824

Arts Camp Parties

GYM RENTALS

CELEBRATE WITH AN ARTS CAMP BIRTHDAY PARTY

Robert Crown Community Center Rentals

Rental does not includes anything but the space. Renter will need to bring all additional equipment. Information: 847-859-7824 Full Gym, per hr.: $120 R/$180 NR Half Gym, per hr.: $60 R/$90 NR

RENT-A-RINK FOR A PRIVATE EVENT Celebrate your private event in a fun unique way, on the ice. The Robert Crown Community Center offers private rentals on our rinks for ice skating, hockey or broom-ball. Skates and broom-ball equipment rentals are available; however hockey equipment is not available for rental. Advanced booking is important. Information: 847-859-7824

PUBLIC SKATE PARTY RENTALS Celebrate your birthday, graduation, office party or any special occasion. Includes 25 admissions/ skate rentals for public session. Information: 847-448-8258

Friday (6-9:30pm) Rental fee: $250 Includes: set-up, skate admission, skates, room availability, public skating session and clean up.

Friday During DJ Skate Night (6-9:30pm) Rental fee: $300 Includes: set-up, skate admission, skates, room availability, public skating session and clean up.

Saturday (3-6:30pm) Rental fee: $250 Includes: set-up, skate admission, skates, room availability, public skating session and clean up.

Sunday (Noon-3:30pm) Rental fee: $250 Includes: set-up, skate admission, skates, room availability, public skating session and clean up.

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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: $285 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 Your party will be a slice of our best-selling summer camp theme. Your party friends will paint a miniature, engage in Shakespearean silliness and be on their best behavior dressed in “finery.”

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

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

VISUAL ARTS AND SENSORY CAMP A custom designed party for young creatives who like a total arts experience.


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 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. Note: The locker rooms will NOT be available for changing or showering during the pandemic. Location: YWCA Age: 3 yrs. and up Fee, 9 sessions: $147 R/$184 NR Class # Dates Days Time 845812A2 Jan 19-Mar 16 W 8:15-8:45pm

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 and shoe rental will be provided. The bus will leave Robert Crown at noon, we will bowl until 2pm, and return to Robert Crown at 2:30pm. Location: Bowlero Niles Age: 3 yrs. and up Fee, 9 sessions: $142 R/$178 NR Class # Dates Days Time 845804A2 Jan 15-Mar 19 Sa Noon-2:30pm

Special Olympics SPECIAL OLYMPICS SWIM TEAM PRACTICE Work on your swimming technique and improve your speed and endurance for competitive and recreational meets. Note: The locker rooms will NOT be available for changing or showering during the pandemic. Location: YWCA Age: 3 yrs. and up Fee, 9 sessions: $147 R/$184 NR Class # Dates Days Time 845824A2 Jan 19-Mar 16 W 8:45-9:30pm

SPECIAL OLYMPICS TRACK & FIELD

INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL OLYMPICS

Personalized training is provided once a week. Please wear loose-fitting clothing and gym shoes each week. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 12 yrs. and up Fee, 9 sessions: $77 R/$97 NR

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 Feb. 18 . Location: Park School Age: 5 yrs. and up Fee, 7 sessions: $140 R/$175 NR

Class # Dates Days Time 845801A2 Jan 18-Mar 15 Tu 7-8:30pm

SPECIAL OLYMPICS 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: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 15 yrs. and up Fee, 10 sessions: $77 R/$97 NR Class # Dates Days Time 845802A2 Jan 13-Mar 17 Th 7:30-9:30pm

SPECIAL OLYMPICS POWERLIFTING Work on improving your strength and lifting technique as you prepare for future competition. No class Jan. 17. Location: Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center Age: 15 yrs. and up Fee: $77 R/$97 NR Class # Dates Days Time 845818A2 Jan 10-Mar 19 M 6:30-8:30pm Sa 8:30-10:30am

Afterschool SENSORY CHEF Let’s get cooking! Cooking is 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 Feb. 21. Location: Park School Age: 5 yrs. and up Fee, 7 sessions: $140 R/$175 NR

Class # Dates Days Time 845111A2 Jan 28- Mar 18 F 3:30-5:30pm

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 6-week 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. 2 and Mar. 2. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 5 yrs. and up Fee, 6 sessions: $140 R/$175 NR Class # Dates Days Time 845605A2 Jan 26 –Mar 16 W 3:30-5:30pm

HOLIDAY PARTY It’s the holiday event of the season and will be 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: 15 yrs. and up Fee, 1 sessions: $30 R/$38 NR Class # Dates Days Time 845102A2 Dec 11 –Mar 16 Sa 6:30-8:30pm

Class # Dates Days Time 845110A2 Jan 24-Mar14 M 3:30-5:30pm

LET'S GET MOVIN' Let’s 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). Location: Park School Age: 5 yrs. and up Fee, 16 sessions: $280 R/$350 NR Class # Dates Days Time 845112A2 Jan 25-Mar 17 T,Th 3:30-5:30pm

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

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Leisure & Enrichment Winter Break Camps

Leisure and Enrichment

WINTER WONDER CAMP

VISION BOARD BRUNCH Did someone say brunch? Come and enjoy an afternoon of goal building through the creation of vision boards with images, words, and group conversations to spark motivation, dreams and remind you of why you do what you do every day. Enjoy a light brunch and mimosas with friends and enjoy meeting new people during your Vision Board Brunch session. Location: Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center Age: 21 yrs. and up Fee: $20 R/$30 NR Class # Dates 443001A1 Dec 5

Days Su

Time 1-3pm

HEALTHY HANDS COOKING This program consists of a 6-week cooking class session for Junior Chefs! These classes will educate the Chefs on the healthy benefits of a recipe they create in each class. Along with educating and cooking, there will be fun and interactive activities that will keep the kids on their toes. Location: Chandler-Newberger Community Center Age: 5-13 yrs. Fee, 6 sessions: $150 R/$188 NR Class # Dates 641120A2 Jan 24-Feb 28

Days M

Time 4:30-5:30pm

COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE Experience healing in community through group acupuncture as modeled by the Lincoln Hospital Detox Program developed by Dr. Mutulu Shakur. During the session some history will be shared about the Lincoln Hospital Detox Program, common misconceptions about acupuncture, along with any questions. If you do not want to have acupuncture, you can still benefit from the treatment by sitting with the group or having magnets placed on points as an alternative. Attendees are encouraged to attend more than one session. Instructor: Amy Landolt Location: Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center Age: 18 yrs. and up Fee: $10 R/$30 NR Class # 443302A1 443302B2 443302C2

Dates Dec 9,23 Jan 13,27 Feb 10,24

Days Th Th Th

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

School’s out and it’s cold outside, so we’ll take the fun indoors. Enjoy snow art, dance, field trips, ice skating and gym games as we celebrate winter vacation. Dress for outdoor play as well; we may even make a snowman or two. Primary and elementary school-age groups are formed to promote individualized attention. Campers bring a nut-free lunch; an afternoon snack is provided. For more information contact tcaston@cityofevanston.org. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 5-12 yrs. Class # 242203I1 242203J1 242203K1 242203L1

Dates Dec 27-30 Dec 27-30 Jan 1-3 Jan 1-3

Days M-Th M-Th M-F M-F

Time 8am-6pm 9am-4pm 8am-6pm 9am-4pm

Fee $240 R/300 NR $168 R/210 NR $300 R/375 NR $210 R/262 NR

LET IT SNOW Whether it snows or not, we’ll celebrate the winter vacation with age appropriate activities for our littlest campers. We’ll learn about snow and ice during science time, or paint with snow during outdoor art. And if the weather doesn’t provide us with the real thing, we’ll even make our own “snow”. Other preschool camp activities will include field trips, ice skating, music and movement, crafts and food fun. Campers bring a nut-free lunch, and an afternoon snack is provided. All campers must be toliet trained. or more information contact tcaston@cityofevanston.org. Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 2-5 yrs. Class # 242204I1 242204J1 242204K1 242204L1

Dates Dec 27-30 Dec 27-30 Jan 1-3 Jan 1-3

Days M-Th M-Th M-F M-F

Time 8am-6pm 9am-4pm 8am 6pm 9am-4pm

Fee $240 R/300 NR $168 R/210 NR $300 R/375 NR $210 R/262 NR

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 Dec. 31. Location: Evanston Ecology Center Age: 6-10 yrs. Fee, 4 sessions: $240 R/$300 NR Fee, 5 sessions: $300 R/$375 NR Class # Dates 142206A1 Dec 27-30 142206B2 Jan 3-7

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Days M-Th M-F

Time 9am- 4pm 9am- 4pm

SNAPOLOGY WINTER CAMP Join Snapology instructors for these half-day camps. Focusing on STEM concepts each workshop will challenge your child, while allowing them to socialize with their friends. Registration is designed for you to register for a single day or the entire week. Sign up for lunch supervision to make it a full day. Location: Chandler-Newberger Center Age: 5-12 yrs. Fee, per session: $60 R/ $75 NR Fee, sunch supervision per day: $30 R/ NR

Ninjas We're glad you're here, because Sensei Wu needs your child to save Ninjago City from evil! In this program, your student will work on things like designing a new dojo and training supplies with which to perfect their ninja abilities, experience the training to help them become more focused and controlled ninjas, and even discover and create their very own element dragon companion to help them save the day! This program will immerse your learner in the world of Ninjago and challenge them to be the best they can be, so one day they can be a Master Ninja. Class # Dates 642130A2 Jan 3 642130B2 Jan 4 642130C2 Jan 5 642130D2 Jan 6 642130E2 Jan 7

Days M Tu W Th F

Time Topic 9am-Noon Ninja Competitions. 9am-Noon Ninja Ambush 9am-Noon Ninja Dragons & Vehicles 9am-Noon Ninja Heroes 9am-Noon Ninja Adventure

Pokemania In Snapology's Pokemania program, students will explore the Pokemon world and practice their Pokemon training skills! They will create their own training gyms, unique battles and event their very own generation of Pokemon. Your student will also explore some real-world science as they examine the habitats, characteristics and needs of different Pokemon. They will do more than catch 'em all, they will build and examine them all closely and have a blast while they learn. Class # Dates 642130L2 Jan 3 642130M2 Jan 4 642130N2 Jan 5 642130 P2 Jan 6 642130Q2 Jan 7

Days M Tu W Th F

Time Topic 1-4pm Pokemon Novice Trainers 1-4pm Learn the Pokemon 1-4pm Pokemon Training 1-4pm Pokemon Gym Time 1-4pm Pokemon Master

Lunch Supervision Sign up for the 1-hour lunch supervision to make it a full day. Lunch is not provided, you must send lunch with your child. Fee, per day: $30 R/NR Class # 642130F2 642130G2 642130H2 642130 J2 642130K2

Dates Jan 3 Jan 4 Jan 5 Jan 6 Jan 7

Days M Tu W Th F

Time Noon-1pm Noon-1pm Noon-1pm Noon-1pm Noon-1pm


WINTER BREAK ARTS CAMP

BASKETBALL SKILLS & DRILLS CAMP

Our dream team of artist educators from last summer is back for 2 weeks of unplugged story making as we look at winter tales from around the world then tell our story in every way from video to puppets to bookmaking as we dive in to visual, sound and movement arts with drama. Location: Noyes Cultural Arts Center Age: 6-11 yrs. Fee, 5 sessions: $250 R/$300 NR

Let's play ball! 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. Our players are looking to improve, play games, experience teamwork, and break a sweat while having fun. For more information contact Eric Eichholz at eeichholz@cityofevanston.org. Location: Chandler-Newberger Community Center Age: 5-14 yrs. Fee, 4 sessions: $112 R/$135 NR Fee, 5 sessions: $140 R/$168 NR

Class # Dates 942204A2 Dec 27-31 942204B2 Jan 3-7

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

WONDERFUL WINTER What better way to beat the cold this winter then participating in a safe, warm and fun environment. Participants will sled into days of fun through a variety of activities. Cookie and gingerbread house decorating, snowman building, arts & crafts and a holiday scavenger hunt are only a few to name. We will bring in the New Year with our annual New Year Party which includes dancing, games, karaoke, sweets and a countdown balloon drop. Face mask are required and social- distancing will be practiced. Location: Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center Age: 5-12 yrs. Week 1: $160 R/NR Week 2: $200 R/NR Class # Dates 442201A1 Dec 27-30 442201B2 Jan 3-7

Days M-Th M-F

Time 7am-6pm 7am-6pm

Class # 642806A2 642806B2 642806C2 642806D2

Dates Dec 27-30 Dec 27-30 Jan 3-7 Jan 3-7

Days M-W M-W M-W M-W

Time 2:30-4:30pm 12:30-2:30pm 9am-11am 12:30-2:30pm

Age 5-7yrs. 11-14yrs. 8-10 yrs. 11-14yrs.

WINTER BREAK GYMNASTICS CAMP These camps are designed so campers will have fun while they develop and improve their gymnastics skills. Our coaches will help your child increase his/her coordination, balance, flexibility and self-confidence while working on the floor, vault, bars and beam. No experience is necessary and campers will be divided up by age. Location: Chandler-Newberger Community Center Age: Varies Class # Dates Days Time Age Fee 632871A1 Dec 27-30 M-Th 9:30-11am 3.5-5.5 yrs. $80 R/$100 NR 632871B1 Dec 27-30 M-Th 2-3:30pm 3.5-5.5 yrs. $80 R/$100 NR 632871C1 Dec 27-30 M-Th 11:15-1:15pm 5.5-10 yrs. $105 R/$132 NR 632871D1 Dec 27-30 M-Th 3:45-5:45pm 5.5-10 yrs. $105 R/$132 NR 632871A2 Jan 3-7 M-F 9:30-11am 3.5-5.5 yrs. $100 R/$125 NR 632871B2 Jan 3-7 M-F 2-3:30pm 3.5-5.5 yrs. $100 R/$125 NR 632871C2 Jan 3-7 M-F 11:15-1:15pm 5.5-10 yrs. $132 R/$165 NR 632871D2 Jan 3-7 M-F 3:45-5:45pm 5.5-10 yrs. $132 R/$165 NR

WINTER WONDERLAND OF ART Make art of the season and beyond! Some specific projects will be planned around the theme, but participants will have the freedom to explore all of our art materials. In this camp, we will paint, sculpt, imagine, and more! Location: Robert Crown Community Center Age: 3-6 yrs. Fee: $200 R/$250NR Class # 42201A1

Dates Dec 27-30

Days M-Th

Time 9-11am

WINTER HABITATS Inspired entirely by nature! Natural materials and mixed-media will be used to create colorful winter worlds for real and imaginary animals. Participants will use a variety of materials, including drawing, painting, and sculpture. Location:Robert Crown Community Center Age: 7-12 yrs. Fee: $200 R/$250 NR Class # Dates 142206A1 Dec 27-30

Days M-Th

Time 1-3:30pm

COLOR, MOTION, EXPLOSION! Shake off the winter cold and make some artsy noise! Move to the beat and experiment with a variety of materials and techniques. In this upbeat art making week, we will feel the music move us and create explosive abstract art. Location:Robert Crown Community Center Age: 3-6 yrs. Fee: $200 R/$250 NR Class # Dates 142206A1 Jan 3-7

Days M-Th

Time 9-11am

WINTER VILLAGE

WINTER BREAK ADVANCED GYMNASTICS CAMP Participants must have previously taken Advanced Beginning, Intermediate or Advanced Gymnastics classes. Participants must have experience learning front and back handsprings, back hip circles and kips, handstands and dismounts on beam and front handspring vaults. Location: Chandler-Newberger Community Center Age: 8-12 yrs. Fee, 4 sessions: $110 R/$138 NR Fee, 5 sessions: $138 R/$173 NR Class # Dates 632879A1 Dec 27-30 632879A2 Jan 3-7

Open Studios

Kingdoms, castles, and dragons oh my! Jump into a winter world created entirely from your own imagination. Location:Robert Crown Community Center Age: 7-12 yrs. Fee: $200 R/$250 NR Class # Dates 142206A1 Jan 3-7

Days M-Th

Time 1-3:30pm

Days Time M-Th 3:45-5:45pm M-F 11:15-1:15pm

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

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School Programs Robert Crown Licensed Preschool

Enrichment Programs at Chandler-Newberger

GENERAL INFORMATION

Our toddler and preschooler enrichment programs will focus on large and small motor development. We focus on encouraging children to make friends, follow simple rules, be courageous and have fun.

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.

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, AfterSchool and Camp Program Coordinator at tcaston@ cityofevanston.org.

CREATIVE PLAY PRESCHOOL (AGE 3-5) This program, defined as “innovative play with a purpose” many yrs. ago, has become the standard for our community center based early childhood program. Our multi-age classroom offers children the opportunity to participate in a variety of age appropriate activities as they develop socially, emotionally, and cognitively through PLAY. We utilize the Creative Curriculum alongside Teaching Strategies GOLD assessment tools. Classroom activities are planned to meet the needs of each individual child, and are focused on the development of each students problem solving skills, peer relationships, and making real life connections through math, literacy, and science activities. Music and movement are a part of every day, as well as various arts and crafts activities. Toilet Training is required for this program.

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

GET READY FOR SCHOOL Help your child gain independence and social skills in a class that meets the needs of young toddlers and their parents and caregivers. In the first few weeks, children will attend class with an adult and practice the transition away from their adult into a fun and engaging classroom full of developmental activities. Once children have transitioned to navigating the Blue Room with Miss Katie, adults are invited to enjoy quiet time on-site in the Orange Room. Location: Chandler-Newberger Center Age: 1.6-2 yrs. with a caregiver Fee, 10 sessions: $125 R/ $156 NR Class # Dates Days Time 641107A2 Jan 11-Feb 9 Tu,W 9:30-10:45am 641107B2 Feb 15-Mar 16 Tu,W 9:30-10:45am

After-School Programs ROBERT CROWN AFTER SCHOOL ADVENTURE * 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, multi-purpose 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: Tiffany Caston at tcaston@ cityofevanston.org; 847-866-8167 Age: 5-12 yrs. Fee: varies by service days per month Time: 3-6pm

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FLEETWOOD-JOURDAIN This program serves your after school needs and school closings, halfdays, winter break and spring break for elementary and middle school students. Students are grouped by grade and will receive structured recreational, supervised computer access, nutritious snacks, arts & crafts and more. Bus services will be available for students attending District 65 schools only. Face mask will be required to participate in this program. Social- distancing, washing of hands regularly, daily temperature checks and other CDC guidelines will be followed to ensure the safety of all our participants. Location: Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center Age: 5-13 yrs. (Elementary School Students) Fees, monthly: Varies, based on the number of service days

ECOLOGY ENRICHMENT Join the Ecology Center for an afterschool program that will be educational and enriching. Each week we will have a different environmental education topic. We will do a selection of lesson, experiments, crafts and outdoor exploration. This program will run Monday-Friday from 3-6pm following the D65 schedule. Bussing is available from D65 schools only. This program will not be held on half days or days off school. Daily snack and homework help will be provided. Participants and staff will wear masks at all times. Location: Ecology Center Age: 5-12 yrs. Fees, monthly: Varies, based on the number of service days


ROBOTHINK AFTER SCHOOL CLUB Children registered in the RoboThink after school club will engage in creative, age-appropriate activities each week. Each program is meant to teach engineering, coding, robotics and entrepreneurship skills to kids of all ages. RoboThink uses curricula designed to meet every skill level, so no prior experience is necessary. Location: Chandler-Newberger Center

Video Game Design Want to make the next addictive video game? In this program, your child is a budding game developer. Students will be able to choose from a selection of different games to build. This program teaches the basics of Scratch, where each session your child is given a new game to design or a new aspect to add to games they've already made. Students can even create their own game entirely from scratch! Students will also refine their entrepreneurial skills as they learn ways to market their product. No class Jan 17. Age: 8-12 yrs. Fee: $120 R/ $150NR Class # Dates Days Time 642858A2 Jan 10-Feb 14 M

4:15-5:45pm

Battle Robots Do you think you can build the strongest and most agile robot? Can your robot win a head to head combat mission? Learn engineering strategies for building sturdy structures using unique RoboThink bricks, then apply that knowledge to build multiple robots for friendly competitions. You'll have a blast as you play robot soccer, compete in robot relay races and other challenges in this fun robotics program. Age: 7-12 yrs. Fee: $120 R/ $150NR Class # Dates 642858B2 Feb 28-Mar 28

Days M

Time 4:15-5:45pm

School Days Off

Fidget Spinners

ECOLOGY DAY OFF SCHOOL CAMP 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: 6-11yrs. Fee: $60R/$75 NR Class # Dates 142205A2 Feb 18 142205B2 Feb 21

Days Time F 9am- 4pm M 9am- 4pm

SNAPOLOGY WORKSHOPS Join Snapology instructors for these half-day workshops on days when District 65 does not have school. Focusing on STEM concepts each workshop will challenge your child, while allowing them to socialize with their friends. Location: Chandler-Newberger Center Age: 5-12 yrs. Fee: $60 R/ $75 NR

Science of Slime Allow your child to cultivate their love of science through hands-on experimentation with non-toxic chemistry! In this workshop, students will learn basic science behind their favorite slimy polymer and how the magic is in all the ingredients. This is not your average slime workshop; your child will walk away from the Snapology Science Lab with clear knowledge about the chemistry behind slime and clean hands. Class # Dates 642130R2 Feb 18

Days Time F 9am-Noon

Fidget spinners are both fun and mesmerizing, which explains why they've become a musthave item for kids! Snapology's Fidget Spinner Workshop will teach your child how to make his or her own version of this popular toy and how to best use it in their day-to-day lives. Class # Dates Days Time 642130S2 Feb 18 F 1-4pm

Roblox Does your student love Roblox? Is there a game they just can't seem to get enough of? In this Snapology workshop, students will explore their favorite Roblox adventures by using LEGO bricks and creating interactive games. From designing on Obby to building a 3-D character skin, students will be fully immersed in the gameplay and game design of Roblox. Class # Dates 642130V2 Feb 21

Days Time M 9am-Noon

Escape Snapology In this workshop, students and their team will work to discover clues, solve puzzles, answer riddles, and manipulate contraptions to complete the assigned tasks and to ultimately unlock the box to escape Snapology! Using math skills and critical thinking skills students will be required to work together to succeed in escaping Snapology. Class # Dates 642130W2 Feb 21

Days Time M 1-4pm

Lunch Supervision Sign up for the 1-hour lunch supervision to make it a full day. Lunch is not provided, you must send lunch with your child. Fee, per day: $30 R/NR Class # Dates 642130T2 Jan 3 642130X2 Jan 4

Days Time M Noon-1pm Tu Noon-1pm

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, see page 32. Membership information: 847-448-8250 Registration: Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave., Evanston. Levy Senior Center Member (LM), Non Member (NM)

DECEMBER 20–26, JANUARY 17 LEVY SENIOR CENTER DECEMBER CLOSURE The Levy Senior Center will be closed for annual deep cleaning Monday, December 20 – Sunday, December 26. The Levy Senior Center will be closed Monday, January 21 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

DECEMBER 10 JAMMING JEAN HOLIDAY MUSICAL CELEBRATION 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. Mark your calendar for Friday, December 10th and join Corky Siegel and Lynne Jordan for a virtual, interactive holiday celebration. Visit lscfevanston.org to register for this free event from the Levy Senior Center Foundation. Sponsor: Levy Senior Center Foundation Location: Virtual Admission: Concerts are free and open to all. Dates Day Dec 10 F

Time 5:30-7pm

DECEMBER 15 LEVY LONGEVITY SERIES Dates Dec 15

Day W

Time 1pm

Topic Starting the New Year Off Healthy

JANUARY 21 FRAN RANDALL CONCERT DECEMBER 7- FEBRUARY 22 LEVY LECTURE SERIES Please visit the Levy Senior Center Foundation's website (lscfevanston.org) to find out details about each lecture as well as other Foundation program information. Registration: Levy Senior Center Foundation website or call 847-238-2659. Admission: Free Dates Dec 7 Dec 21 Jan 11 Jan 25 Feb 8 Feb 22

Day Tu Tu Tu Tu Tu Tu

Topic Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Serious Funny Business Founder of the American Red Cross International Space Station Frederick Douglass, Orator and Abolitionist When Women Invented Television

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 who loved classical music and played an important role in opening the current center. The program for this concert features pianist Allison Wang and musician Lam Wong. For more information, please visit the Levy Senior Center Foundation website at levyseniorcenterfoundation.org. This program will be held virtually. To register, please call the Levy Senior Center at 847-448-8250. Information: levyseniorcenterfoundation.org. Sponsor: Levy Senior Center Foundation Admission: Free Dates Jan 21

Day W

JANUARY 19-FEBRUARY 17 FINANCE SERIES All 50+ are welcome to attend. This seminar is sponsored & led by Neil Gardner of Edward Jones Financial in Skokie. No charge, registration is required for each seminar. This program will be offered virtually, please indicate your preference upon registration. Registration: Please call 847-448-8250. Admission: Free; registration is required Dates Day Time Jan 19 W 2-3pm Feb 16 W 2-3pm

Topic Outlook and Opportunities Social Security: Your Questions Answered

JANUARY 10-MARCH 25 AARP FOUNDATION TAX-AIDE 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. Drop-off and drive-through service only. To be eligible for this free service, you must be an Evanston resident, age 55 and up, and have a household income of less than $40,000. Appointments can be made beginning on Monday, January 3 Registration: 847-448-8250 Drive-Thru Service Only Dates Jan 10

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Day M

Time 1:30-2:30pm

Time 1:30-2:30pm

JANUARY 27 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 27

Day Th

Time 9-11am

JANUARY 24 ROUND-TABLE WITH THE DIRECTORS Join the Levy Senior Center staff members Amy Kellogg, Tim Carter 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. Virtual connection information will be forthcoming. Registration: Please call 847-448-8250. Admission: Free; registration is required Dates Jan 24

Day M

Time 10:30-11:30am


Leisure & Enrichment Levy Member (LM), Non Member (NM)

INTRODUCTORY ASL FOR SENIORS You will learn the history of American Sign Language (ASL), Deaf culture, and the basics of sign language, such as the alphabet, numbers, greetings, family, and other common sayings. This course will include opportunities for you to learn and practice the language in each class through activities, games, and presentations. Emily Kulacz is an ASL teacher at Evanston Township High School, with a background in Deaf Education. She has been signing for ten yrs. and is looking forward to teaching you the foundations of ASL. Students will need to have a google account to share and view documents and learning resources. Location: Virtual Fee, 8 sessions: $100 LM/$120 NM Class # Dates 544608A2 Jan 7-Feb 25

Days Th

Time 4-5pm

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. Location: Levy Senior Center Registration: Not required. Dates Jan 19 Feb 16

Days W W

Time 11-1pm 11-1pm

BINGO Bingo returns to the Levy Senior Center, live inperson. Bingo will be held in the gym to allow for greater spacing and social distancing. Masks will be required. $1 per card. Prizes for all the winners! Registration: pre-register by calling the Levy Senior Center at 847-448-8250. Fee: Free; Levy Senior Center Members only Dates Ongoing

Days Tu & F

Time 12:30-3pm

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. The fee is $20 AARP member; $25 non-member payable to the instructor on the day of class. Location: Levy Senior Center Registration: Levy Front desk or call 847-448-8250 Dates Jan 20, 27

Days Time Th 9am-1pm

YELLOWSTONE INFORMATION MEETING The Levy Senior Center is planning a trip to the wild west and Yellowstone area. To learn more about this exciting trip, attend an information meeting. Location: Levy Senior Center Registration: Levy Front desk or call 847-448-8250 Dates Days Time Jan 25 Tu 1pm

AGING LIKE FINE WINE Join the staff from the Evanston Athletico on the topic of arthritis. Bring questions. You don’t want to miss this presentation from Meghan Hutchison and Brianna Brackin. Location: Virtual Registration: Levy Front desk or call 847-448-8250 Dates Days Time Dec 8 W 1-2pm

COPING WITH GRIEF AND LOSS Loss and grief are a part of all of our lives, grief can feel overwhelming. During the Pandemic we have lost lives, social interaction, and much more. It can be a struggle to cope with the loss of a loved one. This presentation by Maureen Burns, a community healthcare worker, provides a guide to the different types of loss and how they affect us. We will address common myths about grief. We will also discuss the different categories of grief, emotional and physical symptoms, and the stages of the grieving process. Participants will learn about coping strategies and how best to support loved ones who are grieving. Resources for grief support will also be shared. Location: Levy Senior Center Registration: Levy Front desk or call 847-448-8250 Admission: Free Dates Days Time Dec 16 Th 1-2pm

TECH 101 Do you have a new smart phone? Are you looking to learn something new? Join Amy Novick, Certified Google Trainer in our upcoming Tech 101 series. Location: Virtual Fee, 1 session: $15 LM/$20 NM Class # Dates Days 544014A2 Jan 27 Th 544014B2 Feb24 Th

Time Topic 2-3pm Google Drive and Docs 2-3pm Google Sheets and Forms

Art Classes

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 Jan. 17. Instructor: Vivian Visser Location: Levy Senior Center Fee, 8 sessions: $81 LM/$101 NM Class # Dates 544118A2 Jan 3-Feb 21 544118B2 Jan 2-Feb 21

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

CLAY ANIMALS AND MASKS Lions and Tigers and Chickens. Oh My! Learn to create realistic animals out of clay as figurines or wall hanging masks. Completed projects will be fired and glazed. I will walk you through the process step by step. All levels are welcome. Instructor: Vivian Visser Location: Levy Senior Center Fee, 8 sessions: $92 LM/$112 NM Class # Dates 544640A2 Jan 4-Feb 22

Days Time Tu 1-4pm

ADVANCED CLAY HAND BUILDING & GLAZING This program is for students who have taken previous clay hand classes and have prior experience working with clay. Students will continue to learn clay building and create with advanced molds. Instructor: Vivian Visser. Location: Levy Senior Center Fee, 8 sessions: $104 LM/$124 NM Class # Dates 544179A2 Jan 5-Feb 23

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

MOSAIC TILE - STAINED GLASS Discover the art of mosaic using stained glass. Learn about basic techniques, tools and materials involved in creating mosaic art. This class covers cutting, adhesives, substrates, design layout, and grouting. Fee includes materials. Instructor: Vivian Visser Location: Levy Senior Center and Virtual Fee, 8 sessions: $80 LM/$100 NM Class # Dates 544633A2 Jan 7-Mar 25

Days Time F 9:30-11:30am

SILK SCARF PAINTING Color on silk is always beautiful. Show off your style with hand painted scarves. We will cover easy techniques to apply color in a variety of textures and patterns. Please wear painting clothes. Fee includes materials, just bring yourself. Instructor: Vivian Visser Location: Levy Senior Center Fee, 8 sessions: $100 LM/$115 NM Class # Dates 544632A2 Jan 5-Feb 23

Days Time W 9:30-11:30am

FIGURE DRAWING FOR EVERYONE This class will focus on drawing from a live model in a variety of media - charcoal, pencil, and pastel. We will learn: form, shading, anatomy, gesture, and composition. There will be both short and long poses. The teacher is a professional artist and art educator with many years of experience working on art for movies and TV. Beginners and more advanced students are all welcome. Students will provide their own materials as needed. Instructor: Andrew Baron Location: Levy Senior Center Fee, 8 sessions: $120 LM/$140 NM Class # Dates 544639A2 Jan 7-Feb 25

Days Time W 9:30-11:30am

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

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Age 55+ Services Benefit Access Applications

100th

What is the Benefit Access Program? 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.

Birthday

Dennis Newton Scholarship Fund

Need help applying or renewing your benefits? Please, contact the North Shore Senior Center at 847-764-6040.

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

What do I need to bring to my appointment? 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).

As a precaution, we have temporarily suspended all Levy Senior Center day trips. As a result, no scholarships will be awarded until January 2021. We look forward to our day trips returning in January 2021.

Congregate Meal Program 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.

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+.

Information: Call the Levy Senior Center for more information at 847-448-8250.

Current membership rates: $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.

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

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.

Levy Senior Center Membership 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 • Pickleball • Art Class • Woodcarving (tools and materials are available for purchase) • Drop-in Basketball • Social Bridge Noon (come as a foursome) • Senior Chat (current events discussion group) • Knit and String Group • Spanish Conversation Club • Bid Whist • Basketball • Bingo • And much more.

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Levy Senior Center membership is open to adults age 55 years and older.


Age 55+ Activities Levy Member (LM), Non Member (NM)

Fitness THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE Posture, Poise and Ease. In this class, 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 for teaching how to use your body better. There will be lots of individual attention so you learn at your own rate. No class Feb. 10 and 17. Instructor: Phyllis Richmond Location: Levy Senior Center Fee, 10 sessions: $56 LM/$76 NM Class # Dates 544166A2 Jan 6-Mar 10

Days Time Th 10-11:30am

MIND & BODY- CARDIO, STRENGTH & STRETCH Dance and martial arts Nia inspired movement for mobility and endurance, followed by seated/ standing strength exercises (with hand weights), balance and a final mindful stretch. Moderate level with options for adapting movement for higher or lower intensity. Movement can be performed from a chair. Instructor: Barbara Meyer Location: Levy Senior Center and Virtual Fee, 10 sessions: $70 LM/$90 NM Class # Dates 544354A2 Jan 7-Mar 11

Days Time F 10:30-11:30am

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 Location: Levy Senior Center Fee, 10 sessions: $70 LM/$90 NM Class # Dates Days Time 544310A2 Jan 16-Mar 10 Th 11-11:45am

AGELESS GRACE BRAIN BODY FITNESS

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 Location: Virtual Fee, 11 sessions: $70 LM/$90 NM Class # Dates 544304A2 Jan 6-Mar 10

Days Time Th 1- 2pm

Class # Dates 544309A2 Jan 6-Mar 10

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 if available. This class is a 2 day a week class on Mondays & Wednesdays. No class Jan 17. Instructor: Marla Lampert Location: Levy Senior Center and Virtual Fee, 20 sessions: $110 LM/$130 NM Class # Dates Days 544307A2 Jan 3-Mar 14 M,W

Time 10:30-11:30am

FELDENKRAIS Using a combination of guided attention and pleasant, purposeful movement, this method of Feldenkrais guides you through the essential dynamic relationships in a particular pattern of movement and action. 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 Location: Levy Senior Center and Virtual Fee, 10 sessions: $60 LM/$75 NM Class # Dates 544308A2 Jan 7-Mar 11

Days Time F 10:30-11:30am

TOTAL CONTROL - A PELVIC WELLNESS PROGRAM FOR WOMEN 55+ Join us for a fun, evidence-based fitness and education class that will improve your bladder control along with your balance and strength. Taught by a physical therapist and Director of Total Control; each class includes 45 minutes of (no/ low-impact) exercise followed by 15 minutes of tips and education to regain control. No class Thursday, January 13. Instructor: Elizabeth Christopher Location: Levy Senior Center Fee, 7 sessions: $70 LM/$90 NM Class # Dates 544355A2 Jan 6-Feb 24

Chair class with 21 fun, simple anti-aging movement tools set to music including joint mobility, flexibility and cognitive function. Based on neuroscience you learn how to maintain lifelong optimal function. Good for all levels including those with arthritis and limited mobility. Instructor: Susan Mendelsohn Location: Levy Senior Center and Virtual Fee, 10 sessions: $70 LM/$90 NM

Days Time Th 2:30 pm– 3:30 pm

Days Th

Time 10-10:45am

STRENGTH & STRETCH CLASS This class offers a perfect combination of challenge and release for all your major muscle groups with no equipment necessary. Start with 30 minutes of low impact strength training. Use your bodyweight for resistance with classic exercises that strengthen and tone the whole body, but are gentle on joints. Followed by 30 minutes of a long mix of dynamic and static stretching that increases flexibility and decrease stiffness and soreness. Your whole body will feel lengthened and relaxed after this focused stretching session. No class Jan.17 Instructor: Amanda Hart Location: Virtual Fee, 10 sessions: $70 LM/$90 NM Class # Dates 544352A2 Jan 3-Mar 14

Days Time M 9:30-10:30am

ZUMBA GOLD TONING A class that blends Zumba Gold with light hand A class that blends Zumba Gold with light hand weights to enhance muscle strength, tone and endurance. Using easy to follow choreography and fitness moves with and without weights, the class focuses on toning muscles, endurance, range of motion, flexibility, coordination, and balance. All adults welcome. No experience necessary. Light weights are used in class. Instructor: Suzanne Hock Location: Levy Senior Center and Virtual Fee, 10 sessions: $60 LM/$90 NM Class # Dates 544314A2 Jan 7-Mar 11

Days Time F 10-11am

ZUMBA FOR BOOMERS AND THEIR FRIENDS Enjoy a low impact Zumba class with no jumping but all the great music and moves you love for a fun workout. Zumba is a party that is exercise in disguise. All adults welcome. No experience necessary. Instructor: Suzanne Hock Location: Levy Senior Center and Virtual Fee, 10 sessions: $70 LM/$90 NM Class # Dates 544318A2 Jan 6-Mar 10

Days Time Th 6:30- 7:30pm

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Age 55+ Activities Fitness cont. PILATES & SCULPT Pilates work centers on strengthening the core. This class will improve flexibility, physical strength and enhance mental awareness. We will lengthen, strengthen and sculpt the entire body. This workout includes floor work with optional light hand weights. Instructor: Marla Lampert Location: Levy Senior Center and Virtual Fee, 10 sessions: $60 LM/$75 NM Class # Dates 544353A2 Jan 4-Mar 8

Days Tu

Time 9:30-10:15am

ZUMBA GOLD A low impact Zumba class with easy to follow choreography that focuses on cardiovascular and muscle conditioning, range of motion, coordination, flexibility, and balance. Zumba Gold is designed to be approachable by all populations, regardless of fitness level. Experience with dance is not required. All adults welcome. Instructor: Suzanne Hock Location: Levy Senior Center and Virtual Fee, 11 sessions: $70 LM/$90 NM Class # Dates 544333A2 Jan 4-Mar 8

Days Time Th 11am-12pm

NIA TECHNIQUE Nia is a somatic movement practice with movement inspirations from the martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. Dynamic integrated movement offers conditioning for flexibility, agility, mobility, strength, and stability. Movement can be easily adapted and personalized for individual needs, including moving from a chair. This class will be held in-person and virtually. No class Jan. 17. Instructor: Barbara Meyer Location: Levy Senior Center and Virtual Fee, 11 sessions: $70 LM/$90 NM Class # Dates 544343A2 Jan 3-Mar 14

Days Time M 9:30-10:15am

PILATES/YOGA FUSION This class blends the best of both disciplines to provide participants with a strong core, flexibility and overall strength. This class will be held virtually only. Instructor: Amanda Hart Location: Levy Senior Center and Virtual Fee, 11 sessions: $70 LM/$90 NM Class # Dates 543312A2 Jan 8- Mar 12

STRETCH & ROLL

SILVERSNEAKERS STABILITY

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 included reduced muscle tension, enhanced muscular coordination, increased blood circulation and higher energy levels. Instructor: Marla Lampert Location: Levy Senior Center and Virtual Fee, 11 sessions: $70 LM/$90 NM

Stability is the newest class designed to help you become stronger and improve balance. The movements taught in class focus on specific exercises to improve strength and power around the ankle, knee and hip joints, while improving your reaction time. This class is designed for fall prevention and is suitable for nearly every fitness level. It can be adapted depending on the skill of individual participants. A chair may be used for balance and support. No class Jan. 17. Instructor: Amanda Hart Location: Virtual Fee, 11 sessions: $70 LM/$90 NM

Class # Dates 544347A2 Jan 4-Mar 8

Class # Dates 544346A2 Jan 3-Mar 14 544346B2 Jan 6-Mar 10

Days Time Tu 10:30-11:15am

MINDFUL STRETCH, BALANCE & BREATHE Gentle, slow movement flows and stretches performed from a chair with a focus on supporting mobility, flexibility and relaxation. Most of the movement will be performed from a chair, with a short standing section using the support of the chair. Accessible to most levels of ability. This class will be held in-person and virtually. No class Jan 17. Instructor: Barbara Meyer Location: Levy Senior Center and Virtual Fee, 11 sessions: $70 LM/$90 NM Class # Dates 544344A2 Jan 3-Mar 14

Days Time M 10:30-11:15am

INTEGRATED BODY: STRENGTHEN AND LENGTHEN Natural, functional whole body movement for developing strength, flexibility and mobility. Movement will be performed from standing, seating in a chair and on the floor. Class ends with a guided relaxation. We will be using a small squishy 8-9" ball (small playground ball) and a stretchy band (like a Theraband). Participants should be comfortable getting down and up, and working, from the floor. No class Jan. 17. Instructor: Barbara Meyer Location: Levy Senior Center and Virtual Fee, 11 sessions: $70 LM/$90 NM Class # Dates 544345A2 Jan 3-Mar 14

Days Time Sat 10:30-11:30am

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Days Time M 11:45-12:30pm

Days Time M 11:45-12:45pm Th 1-2pm

SILVERSNEAKERS 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. Instructor: Amanda Hart Location: Virtual Fee, 11 sessions: $70 LM/$90 NM Class # Dates 544301A2 Jan 7-Mar 11

Days Time M 1-2pm

FIT ‘N’ FIFTY This 1- hour course will improve balance, flexibility, strength and cardiovascular function through a gentle mix of aerobic exercise and toning to help maintain a healthy lifestyle. Come out and meet other members of your community and socialize in a positive environment. Location: Gibbs Morrison Cultural Center Fee, 8 sessions: $40 R/$55 NR Class # Dates Days Time 445301A2 Jan 22-Mar 12 Sa 9:30-10:30am


Dance Classes CONTINUING LINE DANCING This class is for dancers with previous line dance experience. The dance level of this class is "high beginner." Instructor: Judith Geubner Location: Levy Senior Center and Virtual Fee, 6 sessions: $64 LM/$84 NM Class # Dates 544628A2 Jan 5-Feb 23 544628B2 Jan 5-Feb 23

Days Time Type W 2:15-3:15pm In-person W 2:15-3:15pm Virtual

LINE DANCE PRACTICE If you haven't danced for a while and would like a refresher class or if you just prefer less complicated choreography - this is the class for you. NOTE: If you have never line danced before you are welcome to attend this class. It might take you a few weeks to get up to speed with the other members of the class but I think you’ll enjoy it and find it is worth it. Basic knowledge of steps and terminology and previous line dance experience would be helpful. Instructor: Judith Beubner Location: Virtual Fee, 6 sessions: $64 LM/$84 NM Class # Dates 544623A2 Jan 5-Feb 23 544623A2 Jan 5-Feb 23

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

Type In-person Virtual

ADULT AND SENIOR MODERN DANCE Improving your coordination, muscle tone, and flexibility through Modern Dance. Class contains warm ups, isolations, progressions across the floor, improv from personal response to stimuli, and learn choreography. Clothing with freedom to move, no shoes or socks with grip soles. Instructor: Nichola Goss Location: Levy Senior Center and Virtual Fee, 8 sessions: $56 LM/$76 NM Class # Dates Days Time Type 544641A2 Jan 5-Feb 23 W 11:30am-2:15pm In-person 544641B2 Jan 5-Feb 23 W 11:30am-2:15pm Virtual

BALLROOM DANCING Join us on Friday, for 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. Location: Levy Senior Center Fee, 1 sessions: $5 Dates Days Time Jan 28 F 1:30-3:30pm Feb 25 F 1:30-3:30pm

ADULT & SENIOR BALLET

UKULELE FOR SENIORS

Regain your ballet technique or try for the first time. 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 Location: Levy Senior Center and Virtual Fee, 8 sessions: $56 LM/$76NM

This class is for beginner level students and those with some experience who want to refresh and improve their skills. Come and learn the fundamentals and basic chords of the ukulele. 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 a ukulele for you. No Class on Feb 3, 10 & 17. Lessons: contact Tim Carter at 847-448-8293. Location: Levy Senior Center Instructor: Lorraine Williams Location: Levy Senior Center Fee, 9 sessions: $64LM/$84 NM

Class # Dates 544631A1 Jan 5-Feb 23 544631A1 Jan 5-Feb 23

Days W W

Time Type 10:30-11:15am In-person 10:30-11:15am In-person

BEMOVED BeMoved inspires participants to embrace dance as a lifelong path to health, joy and fulfillment. We believe that movement, expressed through dance and music, has a transformative power that enriches a person’s wellbeing above and beyond the well-known physical benefits. This class is a 50 minute, standing class that will take you dancing through the decades! Instructor: Heidi Mckrzyzki Location: Levy Senior Center and Virtual Fee, 8 sessions: $56 LM/$76 NM Class # Dates Days Time 544637A2 Jan 4-Feb 22 Tu 10:30-11:20pm 544637B2 Jan 4-Feb 22 Tu 10:30-11:20pm

Type In-person Virtual

Music Classes

Class # Dates Days Time 544617A2 Jan 6- Mar 17 Th 12-1pm

SENIOR UKULELE ENSEMBLE 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 Center 3-4 times a year. Participation in the concerts is not mandatory. This class will be virtual and in-person. No Class Feb 3, 10 & 17. Instructor: Lorraine Williams Location: Levy Senior Center Fee, 9 sessions: $64LM/$84 NM Class # Dates Days Time 544618A2 Jan 6- Mar 17 Th 1-2pm

PIANO LESSONS

Type In-person/Virtual

Type In-person/Virtual

Have you ever wanted to learn to play the piano? You’re never too old to learn something new. Piano instructor Evelyn Binz will teach students the basics, all the way to advanced piano. Evelyn offers piano lessons at the Levy Senior Center on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. Please pay at the beginning of each month. No refunds for missed appointments. Lessons: contact Tim Carter at 847-448-8293. Location: Levy Senior Center Fee: $100 for 4, one hr. sessions Dates Days Ongoing M,Tu

SHOWER SINGERS The Shower Singers and Choraleers have joined forces! Have you ever wanted to sing? Join us this great group of talent at the Levy Senior Center. No experience necessary. Shower singers perform at several annual Levy Senior Center events throughout the year. Instructor: Evelyn Binz Location: Levy Senior Center Fee, 8 sessions: $30LM/$50 NM Class # Dates Days Time 544642A2 Jan 4- Feb 22 Tu 1-2pm

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

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Age 55+ Activities Trips

Tai Chi

Yoga

SWEET REMINDERS OF CHRISTMAS AT WHITE FENCE FARM

TAI CHI CHI GONG

BEGINNING YOGA FOR SENIORS

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. Instructor: Evelyn Thompson Location: Levy Senior Center and Virtual Fee, 10 sessions: $70 LM/$90 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 nonbinding clothing; shoes are not needed for class. Instructor: Betsy Murphy (Tu), Shauna Babcok (Th) Location: Levy Senior Center and Virtual Fee, 10 sessions: $70 LM/$90 NM

The magic of the holiday season comes alive as Sweet Reminder celebrates “the most wonderful time of the year” in their signature playful style! Enjoy familiar holiday tunes that are near and dear to your heart while also perhaps experiencing some in a whole new way. A special tribute to the songs of some of the Christmas television specials from years ago just might evoke some of those warm fuzzy feelings of simpler times. Lunch includes four pieces of the famous White Fence Farm chicken with all the fixin’s: baked potato, homemade corn fritters, cottage cheese, kidney bean salad, cole slaw, pickled beets, and beverages. The Dennis Newton scholarship is available for this trip and masks are required. Acitvity Level: Light Walking Fee, 1 session: $65 LM/$85 NM Class # Dates 544012A1 Dec 17

Days Time F 10am-4pm

KISS ME, KATE AT MARRIOTT THEATER Passions run high as leading lady Lilli Vanessi and her ex-husband, actor/director Fred Graham, battle onstage and off in a production of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew. With romance, comedy, sophistication, and behind-the-scenes hijinks, KISS ME, KATE combines the irreverent humor of two brilliant writers: Cole Porter and William Shakespeare. Musical numbers include “Another Op’nin, Another Show,” “So In Love,” “Wunderbar,” “Too Darn Hot,” and “Brush Up Your Shakespeare. Acitvity Level: Light Walking Fee, 1 session: $90 LM/$110 NM Class # Dates 544011A2 Jan 12

Days Time W 10am-5pm

HALIM TIME & GLASS MUSEUM Explore beauty and craftsmanship as you travel through time on a journey to discover the art and science of timekeeping. Over 1,100 timepieces are on display including tower clocks, chronometers, automatons, pocket watches and tall case clocks. Beautifully restored and preserved, the collection is one of the finest in the world. More than 30 masterpiece windows tell the story of the American School of Stained Glass. Tiffany, Tillinghast, Lamb and Sperry are only a few of the masters on display. Experience the treasures of Louis Comfort Tiffany including paintings in oils, pastels and watercolors that showcase his early life and travels. Casual boxed lunch is included with your choice of ham & cheese croissant, turkey & swiss croissant or chicken Caesar salad with chips, fruit, cookie and soft drink. The Dennis Newton Scholarship is available for this trip. Acitvity Level: Moderate Walking Fee, 1 session: $90 LM/$110 NM Class # Dates 544013A2 Feb 22

Class # Dates 544306A2 Jan 7-Mar 11

Days Time F 9-10am

Class # Dates Days Time 544302A2 Jan 4-Mar 8 Tu 9:30-10:30am 544302B2 Jan 6-Mar 10 Th 9-10am

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 over stressing the joints. Instructor: Carolyn Martinez Location: Levy Senior Center/ Virtual Fee, 10 sessions: $70 LM/$90 NM Class # 544331A2 544340A2 544320A2

Dates Jan 4-Mar 8 Jan 5-Mar 9 Jan 5-Mar 9

Days Tu W W

Time 11:30am-12:30pm 1:15-2:15pm 2:30-3:30pm

Level Beg. Adv. Beg. Int.

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 and Virtual Fee, 10 sessions: $70 LM/$90 NM Class # Dates 543319A2 Jan 3-Mar 14

Days Time M 9-10am

TAI CHI CHI GONG- WEATHER WARRIORS We will practice chi gong for flexibility, health and well-being. Becoming quiet and being open to the changing nature of spring will be the focus. This will be held in the Courtyard Garden at the Levy Center. If weather is too extreme, the class will be held inside Levy Center. No class Jan. 17. Instructor: Evelyn Thompson Location: Levy Senior Center Fee, 10 sessions: $70 LM/$90 NM Class # Dates 544326A2 Jan 3-Mar 14

Days Time Tu 9:30am-2:30pm

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Days Time M 9-9:45am

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 Location: Levy Senior Center and Virtual Fee, 20 sessions: $110 LM/$130 NM Class # Dates 544313A2 Jan 4-Mar 10

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. Some Medicare recipients qualify to take this class at no charge. There is no charge for Silversneakers members and registration is required. Wed-Virtual Only, Friday, Hybrid Instructor: Amanda Hart (W), Barbara Meyer (F) Location: Levy Senior Center and Virtual Fee, 10 sessions: $70 LM/$90 NM Class # Dates 544322A2 Jan 5-Mar 9 544322B1 Jan 7-Mar 11

Days Time W 9:30-10:30am F 11:45am-12:45pm


YOGA TO HEAL Integrate the healing power of Yoga into your strategy to get well and stay cancer free. Use breath, guided meditation, mudras and movement to improve your peace of mind while recovering strength and energy. Instructor: Shauna Babcock Location: Levy Senior Center and Virtual Fee, 10 sessions: $70 LM/$90 NM Class # Dates 543317A2 Jan 8-Mar 12

Days Time Sa 9-10am

CONTINUING YOGA FOR SENIORS This class is designed for participants who have previous yoga experience with Betsy Murphy. Please wear non-binding clothing; mats are provided; shoes are not needed for class. Instructor: Betsy Murphy Location: Levy Senior Center and Virtual Fee, 10 sessions: $70 LM/$90 NM Class # Dates 543305A2 Jan 4- Mar 8

Days Time Tu 8:15-9:15am

INTERMEDIATE/RELAXATION YOGA 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. This class will be held in-person only. No Class on Jan 17. Instructor: Emily Williams-Guthrie Location: Levy Senior Center Fee, 10 sessions: $70 LM/$90 NM Class # Dates 543302A2 Jan 3- Mar 14

Days Time M 6-7:30pm

Clubs and Groups

LEVY WOMAN’S BOOK CLUB

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

LEVY KNIT AND STRING GROUP 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 1-3pm

SPANISH CONVERSATION CLUB 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 Ongoing

Days Time Level Tu 1:30-3pm Intermediate F 9:30-11am Advanced

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

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: Nicole, 847-424-5668 Fee: Free Days Tu

Time 10:15-11:45am

Dates 3rd Thurs. of the month

Days Time Th 3pm

FAMILY CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP Are you caring for an older adult? Join others on a similar journey to discuss care giving issues, concerns and difficulties in a caring, nonjudgmental atmosphere. Location: Virtual Registration: not required Information: Northshore Senior Center, 847-424-5661 Fee: Free Dates 1st Wed. of the month

Days W

Time 3-4:30pm

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

FRENCH CONVERSATION CLUB

Dates First Tues of the month

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

Days Time F 1-3pm

INSPIRE THROUGH FLOWERS This all volunteer group collects recycled vases, donated flowers and arranges them into beautiful bouquets. Inspire Through Flowers delivers the bouquets to hospitals, nursing communities and veteran’s facilities. All floral material that cannot be used is composted.We are seeking vases and volunteers. All volunteers must have a valid Levy Senior Center Membership. For more information, please contact Tim Carter, at 847-448- 8250 or inspirethroughflowers@gmail. com. Dates Days Time Ongoing Wed 3:30-5pm Thur 8:30am-1pm

EVANSTON CHESS CLUB Come play chess with other adults age 18 and over. Chess Club welcomes players of all levels for slow games, fast games, and game analysis in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Players should know how to checkmate. Chess sets are supplied.The third Wednesday of each month choose between ‘regular chess’ and a round-robin blitz tournament. Chess Club membership is required. Membership is valid one year from date of purchasev Fee: Free Dates Ongoing

Days Time W 6:30-9pm

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

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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 centers. 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.

Child Supervision/Pick-up Policies

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.

Payment in full is required at registration (except for summer camps, which allow a $25 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.

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.

Insurance

Rentals

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

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 . Information: call 311 (847-448-4311).

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.

Registration Go online:

cityofevanston.org/register

By Mail:

Send the form (see facing page) and payment to: Robert Crown Community Center, 1801 Main St., Evanston, IL 60202. Do not send cash. You may indicate payment by credit card or include a personal check.

In person:

All Evanston Recreation community centers.

By telephone:

All Evanston Recreation community centers. Register with your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express Card.

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 and Recreation 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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The City of Evanston’s Parks and Recreation 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 I ___________________________ (printed name) freely enter into this waiver of liability with the City of Evanston (hereinafter the “City”). I acknowledge and understand engaging in activities and programming as described in the City’s Program Guides or brochures for programming and/or camp with the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department during the COVID-19 outbreak may be dangerous and carries with it certain inherent risks to me, my child, my family, household members and / or heirs and assigns that cannot be eliminated regardless of the amount of care taken to avoid injuries or illness. There is currently community-wide spread of COVID-19 amongst individuals, which poses risks even when individuals are asymptomatic carriers of the COVID-19 virus. By agreeing to participate in the City’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department Programming and/or Camp is assuming an elevated risk. These risks may include the exposure to a transmittable disease(s) that can result in serious injury or even death to me, my child, my family, household members and/or heirs and assigns. I understand, appreciate and agree to personally assume any and all liability and risks on behalf of myself, my child, my family, household members and/or heirs and assigns pertaining to the programming and activities outlined in the Department’s Code of Conduct and Camp Parent Manual provided by the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department that may be dangerous and carry with it certain inherent risks. I affirm that I am at least eighteen (18) years of age. I, for myself, and on behalf of my child, my family, my household members and/or heirs and assigns RELEASE, WAIVE, DISCHARGE, INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS, AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE, the City, its officials, agents, employees, officers, and representatives from every penalty, claim, loss, cost, damage, demand, action, cause of action, all attorney’s fees, lien and/or expenses arising out of or related to any loss, damage, illness or injury, including death, that may be sustained by me, my child, my family, my household members and/or heirs and assigns, or to any property belonging to me, my child, my household members and/or heirs and assigns, during performance of any programming or camp with the City, including but not limited to any transportation performed by the City, whether performed off-site for or in conjunction with the City, as well as any failure of observance of any rules, regulations or policies of the City. The City shall not be liable for injury to me, my child, my family, my household members, and/or heirs and assigns or for damages to my property arising from any act or omission of the City, the City’s contractors, invitees, employees, any third party, or volunteers. I, on behalf of myself, my child, my family, my household members and/or heirs and assigns agree to DEFEND AND INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS the City from and against all claims of whatever nature (including, but not limited to, medical costs), arising from any of my or my child’s acts, omissions or negligence, or arising from any accident, illness, injury, or damage whatsoever caused by me, my child, my family, my household members and/or heirs and assigns, to any other person or to their property or the property of any person occurring while participating in City programming and/ or camp activities, or arising from any accident, illness injury, or damage occurring on the City’s premises. I, on behalf of myself, my child, my family, my household members and/or heirs and assigns further agree to DEFEND AND INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS the City, its officials, agents, employees, officers, and representatives from any and all claims, actions, suits, procedures, costs of any kind (including, but not limited to, medical costs), expenses, damages and liabilities, including attorney’s fees and court costs brought by any party as a result of my child’s involvement in any aspect of the City’s programming and/or camp directed by the City’s Parks and Recreation Department. I agree to reimburse the City for any such expenses incurred. In consideration for my acknowledgment of, and agreement with, all provisions of this Liability Waiver, the City agrees to allow me the privilege of participating in the City’s programming and /or camp. I understand and agree that neither I, nor my child, are employees of the City, and I am not entitled to any compensation or benefits of any kind. I am not entitled to workers’ compensation or any other insurance policy or benefits through the City. I, on behalf of myself, my child, my family, my household members and/or heirs and assigns hereby agree that I have read where applicable, and will not object to or challenge the protocols and procedures outlined whether in writing or not, any handbook or verbal instruction of the City. Violation of any of these guidelines or any other rules or directives imposed by the City and/or its Departments will be grounds for my child’s immediate removal from programming and/or camp activities. I agree that the foregoing liability waiver is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by the law of the State of Illinois or any other applicable federal laws and that if any portion thereof is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall, notwithstanding, continue in full legal effect and force. The City makes no representations or warranties whatsoever with respect to the environmental conditions, physical conditions, or working conditions of any of the properties where my child will participate in City programming and/or camp activities. By signing below, I hereby agree on behalf of myself, my child, my family, my household members and/or heirs and assigns that I have read this liability waiver in its entirety and fully understand all of its terms. I, acknowledge that I am signing the liability waiver freely and voluntarily, and intend by my signature to completely and unconditionally release the City of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law. The representations, conditions and commitments contained in this instrument shall be binding upon me, my child, my family, my household members, our estate, heirs, assigns, legatees, next-of-kin and personal representatives. I understand that, by signing this document, it may be giving up rights afforded to me, my child, my family, my household members and/or heirs and assigns by law and willingly, voluntarily, and forever waive such rights. Signature: _______________________________ Date:___________________, 20___ Printed Name:_______________ ________________________________ Child’s name:_______________________________

Payment Area

Check #

CREDIT CARD Circle one: Visa MasterCard Discover American Express

Security #

Payment amount $

Card holder name (print):

Card #

Authorized signature:

Expiration date:

( Last 3 digits on back of cards or 4 digits on front of Am. Express)

Payment amount $ 39


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

Robert Crown Community Center Recreation Manager: Jeron Dorsey

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

Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center and Mason Park Recreation Manager: Kenneth Cherry Ecology/Municipal Sports Manager: Matt Poole

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

Levy Senior Center Manager: Amy Kellogg

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

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

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

Football

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

Swimming 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

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

instagram @parkrecevanston

Parks and Recreation Assistant Director: TBA

Running

Cricket

Field Hockey

facebook.com/EvanstonParksandRecreation

Parks and Recreation Director: Lawrence C. Hemingway

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

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

Parks, and Recreation Department

Lacrosse

Sailing & Kayaking

Dancing

cityofevanston.org/parks-recreation

Hockey

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 and Recreation Department Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center 2100 Ridge Avenue Evanston, IL 60201 311: call/text 847-448-4311 cityofevanston.org recreation@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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