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Spring/Summer 2014

ACTIVITY GUIDE


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Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PARK BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Decatur Parks Foundation 4-5 Special Events 6-7 Parks & Playgrounds/Summer Camps 8 Swimming 9 - 11 Athletics 12 - 13, 15 Baseball/Softball Basketball Volleyball DISC 14 Fitness Classes 16 - 17 Golf 18 - 19 Junior Golf Program Tournaments Clinics MidState Soccer Club 20 - 21 Tennis 22 Lessons Leagues Running/Staley Striders 23 Park District Parties 23 Scovill Zoo 24 - 26 Friend of the Zoo Memberships Special Events Summer Camps Outdoor Fun 27 Overlook Adventure Mini Golf Disc Golf Arts 28 - 30 Special Recreation 31 Mature Adults 32 Meeting & Banquet Facilities 33 Decatur Airport 34 Activity Registration Form 35

Chris Riley Jack Kenny Bob Brilley II Cindy Deadrick-Wolfer Chris Harrison

Partners for Parks

President Vice-President Commissioner Commissioner Commissioner

STAFF Bill Clevenger Jill Applebee Joe Attwood Kevin Brewer Rodney Buhr Steve Chabak Mandy Childress Jamie Davis Lisa Gillen Jamie Gower Becky Newton Kristi Orrick Ryan Raleigh Kurt Rogers David Webster

Executive Director Foundation Director Decatur Airport Director Food/Beverage Manager Chief Financial Officer Chief of Park Rangers Freedom of Information Officer DISC Manager Marketing Director Risk Manager Recreation & Facilities Director Human Resources Manager Operations Director Golf Manager Scovill Zoo Director

OUR CODE

The Decatur Park District does not discriminate against individuals in admission to, or treatment of, or employment in programs or activities in compliance with the Illinois Human Rights Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended and the U.S. Constitution. The Park District receives Federal funds from the National Park Service. Regulations of the U.S. Dept. of the Interior strictly prohibit unlawful discrimination in departmental Federally Assisted Programs on the basis of race, color, national origin, age or handicap. Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against in any program, activity, or facility operated by the Decatur Park District may contact the District’s Equal Opportunity Officer (217/422-5911) and the U.S. Department of the Interior at: Director, Equal Opportunity Program, U.S. Dept. of the Interior, National Park Service, P.O. Box 37127, Washington, D.C. 20013-7127.

Adopt a park! Businesses, schools, churches and individuals are invited to help keep our community parks beautiful by participating in the Park District’s Partners for Parks program. Please call 422-5911 to volunteer.


General Information AT YOUR SERVICE Administration Office 422-5911 Administration 2nd Line 421-7420 Air Choice One Airlines 866-435-9847 Airport Office 428-2423 Cancellation Hotline 421-7428 DISC 429-3472 Fairview Pool 421-7431 Fairview Tennis Complex 421-7432 Foundation 422-5911 Hickory Point Golf Course 421-7444 Hickory Point Banquet Facility 421-6657 Johns Hill Center 429-7750 Overlook Adventure Mini Golf 429-7750 Poage Arts & Rec Center 421-6648 Red Tail Run Golf Course 422-2211 Schaub Floral Display Center 421-7550 Scovill Golf Course 429-6243 Scovill Banquet Facility 421-7470 Scovill Zoo 421-7435

Park Watch Program The Decatur Park District’s Park Watch program helps prevent crimes in our parks, properties and facilities. Park Watch offers rewards for information leading to the arrest of individuals responsible for these crimes. Please be on the look-out. Park District property belongs to all in our community and is supported by tax dollars. If you witness suspicious activity or have a tip, call Park Watch at 422-5911. You may receive a cash reward of up to $1,000. All tips and information are helpful, and you may remain anonymous. Emergencies 911 Crime, vandalism or suspicious activity 422-5911 Macon County Dispatch 424-1311 Decatur Park District Office 422-5911

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Decatur Park District Earns State Awards! In Fall 2013, the Decatur Park District once again earned two IAPD Best of the Best awards! Scovill Zoo partner Team Soy Capital received the Best Friend of Illinois Parks award for their decades of support for Park District arts, golf, and sports programs. As presenting partner of Scovill Zoo, Team Soy has enabled the zoo to make important enhancements and complete construction on an exciting new penguin exhibit. Herald & Review reporter Allison Petty was honored as Illinois Parks’ Top Journalist for preparing countless stories and designing an online parks map, photo gallery, and article library during her 3-year tenure on the Park District beat. Her articles about Scovill Zoo, the Lakeshore Landing project, and the 2013 Master Plan process have helped raise awareness of the importance and impact of the Decatur Park District.

We Care about Your Safety The Decatur Park District cares about the safety of our visitors and strives to ensure that playground equipment, park grounds and facilities remain in excellent condition. Please help us in this effort! Follow posted safety rules and note age designations for appropriate use of playground equipment. Insurance While the Park District is committed to conducting recreation programs and activities in the safest manner possible, an inherent risk of injury exists with any recreational activity. The Decatur Park District does not carry medical accident insurance for injuries sustained on its property or in its programs, as the cost of such insurance would make program fees cost-prohibitive. ADA Accessibility Survey The 6-volume ADA Accessibility document completed by Recreation Accessibility Consultants may be viewed at the Administrative Office, 620 E. Riverside Ave. For more information, contact Mandy Childress at 422-5911.

Applications for Decatur Park District jobs are accepted online! Visit decatur-parks.org.


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Foundation Foundation Directors

Decatur Parks Foundation

An integral component of the Decatur Park District, the Decatur Parks Foundation enhances park and recreation projects by securing private and corporate support. Thank you to the many businesses and individuals who have made the following projects possible: Anna Bethel Fisher Rock Garden Decatur Commodores Sunnyside Park Restoration Decatur Park District Bike Trail System Dreamland Lake Fairview Park Rose Garden Fido Fields and Nelson Park Dog Parks Project Playground I & II Rotary Park Schaub Floral Display Center, Greenhouse and Memorial Garden Scovill Zoo Shilling Environmental Education Center Scovill Zoo Endangered Species Carousel Scovill Zoo Flamingo, Zebra and Penguin Exhibits Ursula Beck Tennis Center Wikoff Oriental Gardens at Scovill Park

Judith Locke, President Erv Arends Cindy Black Brian Byers Melinda Chadwick Cindy Deadrick-Wolfer Kara Demirjian-Huss Ed Flynn Tom Hostetler Dr. Stephen Huss Kara Johnston Chuck Kuhle Cindy Laegeler James Neff Chris Riley Rod Schanefelt Jim Schwarz Cyndy Smith Mark Tupper Dr. William Van Alstine Kathy Wiesemann

Scovill Zoo’s Penguins Have Arrived! If you’ve always wanted to play 36 holes of mini golf with the animals from Scovill Zoo, they are ready to make your day a fun, challenging adventure! Gather your friends and play a round; then grab CherryBerry frozen yogurt and a quick bite at Ted’s Taters. If you want to schedule a party at Overlook Adventure Mini Golf, the animals will be waiting! Call 429-7750 for rates and information! www.decatur-parks.org

Exhibit Ribbon Cutting 1 p.m. w March 24 w Scovill Zoo The Decatur Parks Foundation joins Scovill Zoo in welcoming nine Humboldt penguins to a beautiful new exhibit made possible thanks, in part, to generous donors like you! We know that Wild Liz, John Henry, MK, Chief, Ella, Royce, Huffy, Bogey and all of their friends are already getting comfortable in their new home at Scovill Zoo, which includes an underwater viewing window, popup dome for kids to explore, and state-of-the-art filtration system. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on March 24 at 1 p.m. All are welcome!


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Make a Contribution...Online!

Save the date for the 2014 Scovill Zoo Open! You’ll enjoy a great day of golf, lunch on the patio, a surprise animal visitor, prizes, and an afternoon reception. All proceeds benefit our AZA-accredited Scovill Zoo. Over the years, the event has generated more than $300,000 for important zoo projects. Thanks for your ongoing support! Fee is $600 per team of 4. For more information or a registration form, contact Kurt Rogers at 422-2211. Date: Friday, May 23 Time: 12:15 p.m. - Shotgun Start 5 p.m. - Reception & Prizes Location: Hickory Point Golf Course

Please make an investment in Decatur’s quality of life with a gift to the Decatur Parks Foundation! Donations to the Foundation, Scovill Zoo, Jerry Menz Arts Scholarship, special recreation, junior golf, and more may be made online at decatur-parks.org. If you prefer to mail your donation, send to Decatur Parks Foundation, 620 E. Riverside Ave., Decatur, IL 62521. All gifts are tax-deductible and most appreciated.

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2014 Scovill Zoo Open Golf Outing

Zoo-rific Evening at Scovill Zoo Saturday, August 23, 2014 Evening begins at 5 p.m. v $75.00/person Mark your calendars for a Zoo-rific Evening at Scovill Zoo, featuring animal encounters, fabulous music, specialty drinks and hors d’oeuvres, and a chance to bid on spectacular prizes! Stroll the grounds and get a behind-thescenes look at the zoo’s exciting inhabitants. All proceeds will benefit upcoming renovations to the center of the zoo. For information about tickets and sponsorship opportunities, call the Foundation Office at 422-5911.

Living Tribute Program Honor a loved one or commemorate a special occasion by having a tree planted through the Foundation’s Living Tribute Program. With your $500 contribution, the Park District will plant and care for your maple, oak or dogwood tree. In addition, you will receive a certificate and map highlighting the location of your tree. Call the Foundation office to learn more: 422-5911 or email foundation@decparks.com.

New Foundation Facebook Page...Like Us! To increase our presence on social media, the Decatur Parks Foundation has established a new Facebook page that will feature donor opportunities, events, and activities that benefit from Foundation support. Please take a look...and “like” us today!

Schaub Floral Display Center

Sportsman’s Park w 421-7550 Hours: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. daily Visitors to the Schaub Floral Display Center in Sportsman’s Park will find a stunning array of tulips, hyacinth, and daffodils from early March to late April. The summer display from mid-May to late August will feature a variety of exotic begonias, orchids, and tropical plants. Seasonal displays are one of the many attractions at the Floral Display Center, made possible through grants and a generous gift from the Lindsay-Schaub newspapers and Robert D. Schaub. Thanks to a wonderful contribution from the Schaub family in 2013, the Park District has begun construction on the Norma Schaub Memorial Garden just north of the floral display building. The goal is to make the center a destination, both inside and out, with shade trees, native grasses, annual and perennial flowers, benches, and a water feature. It is Alesia and Howard Schaub’s dream that the Norma Schaub Memorial Garden will become a destination place for all in the community to take pictures for special events and hold small weddings. Stay tuned for details regarding a ribbon cutting this spring!


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Special Events CALENDAR OF EVENTS

March 21 - 23 April 5 April 19 April 26 & 27 May 2 & 3 May 9 & 10 May 10 May 23 May 24 May 24 & 25 May 28 May 30 - June 1 May 31 June 6 & 7 June 10 June 11 - 14 June 15 June 20 July 4 July 12 & 13 July 20 July 25 - 27 August 5 August 16 August 23

Perform! Bugsy Malone, Jr. Decatur Civic Center Theater Scovill Zoo opens for the season Critter Egg Hunt, Scovill Zoo Kite Day, Sinawik Park Decatur Park District Dance Recital Civic Center Theater Plant Sale, Schaub Floral Display Center Zippy Zoo Day with Mom, Scovill Zoo Decatur Youth Baseball & Softball Opening Day, Rotary Park 2014 Scovill Zoo Open, Hickory Point Airport Fun Day & EAA Pancake Breakfast, Decatur Airport Cookin’ with the Chorale, Fairview Park Nat’l Senior Health & Fitness Day at the DISC MidState Cup Tournament Decatur Soccer Complex Redbird Rookies Opening Day Rotary Park Plant Sale, Schaub Floral Display Center Parks & Playgrounds Open Decatur Commodores Sunnyside Invitational, Sunnyside Park Dads’ Day Dollar Deals, Scovill Zoo Bad Pants Open, Hickory Point Family Camp Out, Scovill Zoo 4th of July Activities at Nelson Park Rodney T. Miller Triathlon Nelson Park Ice Cream Safari presented by Prairie Farms Dairy, Scovill Zoo B.O.S.S. Performances, Civic Center Theater Lantern Parade, Fairview Park Tour de Paws, Nelson Park Zoo-rific Evening, Scovill Zoo

Visit decatur-parks.org for detailed event listings.

Kite Day at Sinawik Park Dozens of kites will paint the sky for this annual spring tradition, sponsored by the Illinois Association of Park Districts and celebrated by park districts statewide. Bring your kite and enjoy professional flying demonstrations. Date: April 26 & 27 Time: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Sinawik Park

Free Community Yoga at Nelson Park With the Decatur Park District & Awakened Yoga Enjoy yoga in the great outdoors, with Sunday morning classes led by instructors from the Decatur Park District and Awakened Yoga. A limited number of mats will be available. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring water to hydrate. No registration necessary. Dates: May 4, June 1, July 6, August 10, and September 7 Time: 10 - 11:30 a.m. Location: Nelson Park Pavilion #1

Airport Fun Day! Soar to new heights at the Decatur Airport’s Fun Day on Saturday, May 24! View a display by the Army National Guard, climb aboard the Park District’s Striker emergency vehicle, and enjoy a pancake breakfast sponsored by the Experimental Aircraft Association. For more information, call 428-2423. Date: Saturday, May 24 Time: 8 - 11 a.m. Location: EAA Hangar #107, Decatur Airport

National Senior Health & Fitness Day Join the DISC and organizations across the country in celebration of National Senior Health & Fitness Day, the nation’s largest health promotion event for older adults. Enjoy health screenings courtesy of DMH, exercise activities, fitness demonstrations, and giveaways. Date: Wednesday, May 28 Time: 8 - 11 a.m. Location: DISC, 1295 W. Wood


Special Events Decatur Commodores Baseball

Sunnyside Invitational Tournament June 11 - 14, Sunnyside Park Watch some of the Midwest’s most talented baseball players at the Decatur Commodores Sunnyside Invitational Tournament, presented by Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services! Premier teams will be showcased, including the St. Louis Gamers, Lids Missouri Bulls, Central Illinois Outlaws, Kansas City Elite, Michigan Diamonds, and the Decatur Commodores U18 team. For rosters and schedules, visit decaturcommodores.com. See you at Sunnyside Park!

Bad Pants Open Enjoy Caddyshack-inspired golf contests, prizes, food, and beverages at this fun event just for adults! The evening will conclude with a showing of Caddyshack on the big, inflatable screen! Costumes are encouraged. Event benefits Decatur Park District youth sports programs. NEW Date: Friday, June 20 EVENT! Time: Dinner from 6 - 8:30 p.m. Golf and games at 6:30 p.m. Caddyshack at 8:30 p.m. Location: Hickory Point Golf Course Fee: $25 by June 18; $30 at the door

Sounds of Summer Concerts Celebrate summer with live concerts in the park! All shows begin at 7 p.m. Adult beverages and concessions available for purchase. June 27 Hit Men and A Dame Swartz Pavilion at Hickory Point July 4 The Congregation, Nelson Park lakefront July 24 Soul Purpose Swartz Pavilion at Hickory Point Aug. 28 Live Karaoke Band Swartz Pavilion at Hickory Point

Movies in the Parks (on the HUGE inflatable screen!) Movies begin at dusk and are held on August 5, 12, 19 & 26 at Nelson Park. Admission is free. Visit decaturparks.org or the Decatur Park District Facebook page for weather updates.

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Richie Hammel Fore on the Floor Car Show July 4 w 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Nelson Park Cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more will fill Nelson Park for the 4th Annual Richie Hammel Fore on the Floor Car Show, which memorializes Decatur’s golf legend Richie Hammel. Highlights: Soul Purpose from 11 - 1, Macon County Sheriff’s Department K-9 demonstration, concessions, and Hickory River barbecue. All proceeds benefit the Decatur Park District’s junior golf program. For sponsorship information or registration details, call 422-5911.

4th of July Activities at Nelson Park Family-friendly activities will fill the Independence Day holiday at Nelson Park! Join us at the lake! 8 a.m. - Staley Firecracker Road Run 10 a.m. - Richie Hammel Fore on the Floor Car Show 7 p.m. - The Congregation Fireworks display over Lake Decatur at dusk The Congregation Classic soul meets Rock ‘n Roll in this dynamic 8-piece collective from Chicago. The band was named by the Chicago Tribune as one of “11 Bands to Watch in 2011” and was recently featured in Paste Magazine as one of “10 Illinois Bands You Should Listen to Now.” Don’t miss this fantastic show at 7 p.m. at Lakeshore Landing in Nelson Park!

Tour De Paws

August 16 w Nelson Park Bikers and animal supporters of all ages are invited to participate in the 2014 Tour de Paws! Includes 25, 43, and 61-mile bike rides, Family Fun Ride, Pier 36 Finish Line Party, children’s activities, adoptable dogs from the Macon County Animal Shelter, and much more! Proceeds benefit the Animal Shelter Foundation and Scovill Zoo.


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Parks & Playgrounds/Summer Camps

Summer Day Camps & Clubs

Spectacular Summer Day Camp May 28 - August 15 at the DISC Keep your children active this summer! Every camp day is filled with a new adventure through sports, crafts, nature, experiments, and more. Campers go swimming twice a week and take a local field trips every Friday. Designed for youth aged 5 - 11. Dates: M - F, May 28 - August 15 Code: #410008, section 01 - 58 for online registration

Summer Teen Club May 28 - August 15 at the DISC Too old for Spectacular Day Camp? Youth aged 12 - 14 can come to Summer Teen Club and enjoy swimming, sports, crafts, games, field trips and service projects just for teens! Dates: M - F, May 28 - August 15 Code: #420008, section 01 - 58 for online registration

Parks & Playgrounds

June 10 - August 5 For 78 years, our Yellow Hat park leaders have led creative, educational programs in Decatur’s parks. Teams of Yellow Hats will be in 12 neighborhood parks during the lunch hour each week day, serving free lunches to youth under the age of 18, playing fun games, and leading educational activities. Thank you to ADM for continuing to sponsor Read in the Parks and Math Wizards!

78th Annual Lantern Parade

Dreamland Lake w August 5 from 5 - 9 p.m. Celebrate 78 years of summer fun at the annual Lantern Parade! Enjoy a picnic in the park, parade, and activities. Children will create lanterns in their neighborhood parks during the last week of July. Lanterns may also be created the evening of the parade from 5 - 6 p.m.

Day Camp & Teen Club Fees & Information Time: 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Location: DISC, 1295 W. Wood Fee: $145/week ($125 with resident discount) $36/day ($30 with resident discount) (15% discount for each additional sibling) Register: At least 48 hours in advance or by Thursday if registering for the following week. Notes: Fee includes field trips. Meals are not included; please bring a sack lunch. Transportation is provided to and from other Park District programs. Want to learn more? Call the DISC at 429-3472.

Summer Day Camp and Teen Club Create-a-Camp Options During Summer Day Camp and Teen Club, you can create-a-camp by adding on your favorite Park District programs! Transportation for campers is provided free of charge to and from other Park District activities. Registration is quick and easy at the DISC, online, or www.decatur-parks.org. Swim Lessons - pp. 10 & 11 Greater Decatur Youth Band - p. 28 Junior Golf - p. 19 Summer Strings - p. 28 MidState Summer Soccer Camp - p. 20 Best of Summer Stock (B.O.S.S.) - p. 28 Tennis - p. 22 Dance & Drama - p. 30 Zoo Camps - p. 26


Swimming Fairview Family Aquatic Center

Season Pool Passes The 2014 swim season begins on Saturday, May 24! Passes are sold at the DISC, 1295 W. Wood, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday, beginning May 1. Passes are non-transferable and will be revoked if misused. Junior $85.00 Adult $95.00 Family of 5* $150.00 * Family Passes include Pool Punch Passes Junior Pass (10 visits) $40.00 Adult Pass (10 visits) $50.00

immediate family living in same household. Add $10 for each family member after the first 5.

Daily Fees Toddler Time Lap/Adult Swim

$4.25 (2 & under free) $3.00*

Lap Swim is free w/full-facility annual DISC pass or Adult Pool Pass

Fairview Family Swim Time Join us for private swim time designed just for families. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Day Date Time Saturdays May 31 - Aug. 16 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Thursdays June 5 - Aug. 14 7 - 9 p.m. Fee: $4.25/person $12/family of up to 4 ($1.00/additional child) Free to family pool pass holders. Note: No family swim on June 28.

Toddler Time Parents and their toddlers will enjoy this special swim time reserved just for them! The zero depth beach entry and splash pad are perfect for youngsters. Day Date Time Fridays July 11 - Aug. 15 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Fee: $4.25/person; Free to family pool pass holders (ages 2 & under are free!)

Open Swim Junior (3 - 17) Adult (18+) 2 & Under $4.25 $5.25 FREE w/adult New! All ages are only $3 during Friday’s Open Swim sessions (noon - 5 p.m.).

4th of July Bash!

Aqua Zumba

Scuba Lessons

Splash your way into shape with invigorating, low-impact aquatic exercise. Try your first class free! Date: Mondays and Wednesdays, June 2 - Aug. 13 Time: 7 - 7:45 p.m. Fee: $7 ($4 for season pool pass holders and DISC full-facility members. Discounted punch cards are available.

World’s Largest Swim Lesson Fairview Pool will participate in the 2014 World’s Largest Swim Lesson on June 20 at 10 a.m. This nationwide event was created to build awareness about the importance of water safety and drowning prevention techniques. Family-friendly fun and prizes! For details, call 421-7431. Date: Time:

Friday, June 20 10 a.m.

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Spend your holiday at Fairview Pool! We’ll have pool games, prizes, and our awesome, giant, inflatable “slip ‘n slide”! Time: Open Swim from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Fee: $3/person

Have you always wanted to learn how to scuba dive? Now is your chance at the Fairview Family Aquatic Center! Instruction is provided by the professionals at the Pro Dive Shop. Call 428-0599 for information and rates.

Rent the Pool! Enjoy sun and fun at your own pool party! Offered from 1 - 3 hours at Fairview Family Aquatic Center, the party package includes private use of the pool, lifeguards, sand volleyball, playground and snack area. Call the DISC at 429-3472 to schedule your party!

Summer 2014 Pool Schedule A monthly schedule is available at Fairview Pool and online at decatur-parks.org and Facebook/Fairview Pool.


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Swim Lessons

SWIM LESSONS

The Decatur Park District offers swim lessons for ages 6 months through adult! If you have questions regarding placement, call the DISC at 429-3472. Dates: Session 1, Section A June 9 - July 2 Session 1, Section B June 10 - July 3 Session 2, Section A July 7 - 30 Session 2, Section B July 8 - 31 Location: Fairview Family Aquatic Center Fee: $31 ($26 with resident discount)

Registration for all swim classes will be held at the DISC (1295 W. Wood) and online at decatur-parks.org Registration Start Dates Session 1, Section A April 1 ($5 late fee after June 2) Session 1, Section B April 1 ($5 late fee after June 2) Session 2, Section A July 2 ($5 late fee after July 7) Session 2, Section B July 3 ($5 late fee after July 8)

Parent/Child (6 months - 2 years)

Gus & Goldie (5 - 7)

Starfish (3 - 5)

Beginner

The Parent/Child class allows children to adjust to the water. Parents will learn how to prevent aquatic emergencies and enjoy their children’s interaction with others in the pool. Code Day Date Time 300502-65 M/W June 9 - July 2 9:45 - 10:20 a.m. 300502-66 M/W June 9 - July 2 10:30 - 11:05 a.m. 300502-67 M/W June 9 - July 2 5:30 - 6:05 p.m. 300502-68 M/W June 9 - July 2 6:15 - 6:50 p.m. 300502-69 T/Th June 10 - July 3 9:45 - 10:20 a.m. 300502-70 T/Th June 10 - July 3 10:30 - 11:05 a.m. 300502-71 T/Th June 10 - July 3 5:30 - 6:05 p.m. 300502-72 T/Th June 10 - July 3 6:15 - 6:50 p.m. 300502-73 M/W July 7 - 30 9:45 - 10:20 a.m. 300502-74 M/W July 7 - 30 10:30 - 11:05 a.m. 300502-75 M/W July 7 - 30 5:30 - 6:05 p.m. 300502-76 M/W July 7 - 30 6:15 - 6:50 p.m. 300502-77 T/Th July 8 - 31 9:45 - 10:20 a.m. 300502-78 T/Th July 8 - 31 10:30 - 11:05 a.m. 300502-79 T/Th July 8 - 31 5:30 - 6:05 p.m. 300502-80 T/Th July 8 - 31 6:15 - 6:50 p.m. In Starfish, children enjoy their first experiences in the pool without parental assistance. Participants will feel confident in the water while learning basic swimming and safety skills. Code Day Date Time 300503-65 M/W June 9 - July 2 9:45 - 10:20 a.m. 300503-66 M/W June 9 - July 2 10:30 - 11:05 a.m. 300503-67 M/W June 9 - July 2 5:30 - 6:05 p.m. 300503-68 M/W June 9 - July 2 6:15 - 6:50 p.m. 300503-69 T/Th June 10 - July 3 9:45 - 10:20 a.m. 300503-70 T/Th June 10 - July 3 10:30 - 11:05 a.m. 300503-71 T/Th June 10 - July 3 5:30 - 6:05 p.m. 300503-72 T/Th June 10 - July 3 6:15 - 6:50 p.m. 300503-73 M/W July 7 - 30 9:45 - 10:20 a.m. 300503-74 M/W July 7 - 30 10:30 - 11:05 a.m. 300503-75 M/W July 7 - 30 5:30 - 6:05 p.m. 300503-76 M/W July 7 - 30 6:15 - 6:50 p.m. 300503-77 T/Th July 8 - 31 9:45 - 10:20 a.m. 300503-78 T/Th July 8 - 31 10:30 - 11:05 a.m. 300503-79 T/Th July 8 - 31 5:30 - 6:05 p.m. 300503-80 T/Th July 8 - 31 6:15 - 6:50 p.m.

Gus & Goldie is for swimmers who have mastered Starfish skills and are able to go under water on their own. Front and back floats, kicks, and the front stroke will be covered. Code Day Date Time 300504-65 M/W June 9 - July 2 9:45 - 10:20 a.m. 300504-66 M/W June 9 - July 2 10:30 - 11:05 a.m. 300504-67 M/W June 9 - July 2 5:30 - 6:05 p.m. 300504-68 M/W June 9 - July 2 6:15 - 6:50 p.m. 300504-69 T/Th June 10 - July 3 9:45 - 10:20 a.m. 300504-70 T/Th June 10 - July 3 10:30 - 11:05 a.m. 300504-71 T/Th June 10 - July 3 5:30 - 6:05 p.m. 300504-72 T/Th June 10 - July 3 6:15 - 6:50 p.m. 300504-73 M/W July 7 - 30 9:45 - 10:20 a.m. 300504-74 M/W July 7 - 30 10:30 - 11:05 a.m. 300504-75 M/W July 7 - 30 5:30 - 6:05 p.m. 300504-76 M/W July 7 - 30 6:15 - 6:50 p.m. 300504-77 T/Th July 8 - 31 9:45 - 10:20 a.m. 300504-78 T/Th July 8 - 31 10:30 - 11:05 a.m. 300504-79 T/Th July 8 - 31 5:30 - 6:05 p.m. 300504-80 T/Th July 8 - 31 6:15 - 6:50 p.m. This class is for swimmers who have completed the Gus & Goldie level or can complete front/back float with little or no assistance. Proper breathing technique and the back crawl will be covered. Code Day Date Time 300505-65 M/W June 9 - July 2 9:45 - 10:20 a.m. 300505-66 M/W June 9 - July 2 10:30 - 11:05 a.m. 300505-67 M/W June 9 - July 2 5:30 - 6:05 p.m. 300505-68 M/W June 9 - July 2 6:15 - 6:50 p.m. 300505-69 T/Th June 10 - July 3 9:45 - 10:20 a.m. 300505-70 T/Th June 10 - July 3 10:30 - 11:05 a.m. 300505-71 T/Th June 10 - July 3 5:30 - 6:05 p.m. 300505-72 T/Th June 10 - July 3 6:15 - 6:50 p.m. 300505-73 M/W July 7 - 30 9:45 - 10:20 a.m. 300505-74 M/W July 7 - 30 10:30 - 11:05 a.m. 300505-75 M/W July 7 - 30 5:30 - 6:05 p.m. 300505-76 M/W July 7 - 30 6:15 - 6:50 p.m. 300505-77 T/Th July 8 - 31 9:45 - 10:20 a.m. 300505-78 T/Th July 8 - 31 10:30 - 11:05 a.m. 300505-79 T/Th July 8 - 31 5:30 - 6:05 p.m. 300505-80 T/Th July 8 - 31 6:15 - 6:50 p.m.


Swim Lessons 11 Swimmer

Advanced Beginner

For swimmers who have completed the Beginner level and can swim front stroke for 15 yards. Participants will perfect front and back stroke and begin learning breast stroke and diving. Children must be comfortable in deep water. Code Day Date Time 300506-65 M/W June 9 - July 2 9:45 - 10:20 a.m. 300506-66 M/W June 9 - July 2 10:30 - 11:05 a.m. 300506-67 M/W June 9 - July 2 5:30 - 6:05 p.m. 300506-68 M/W June 9 - July 2 6:15 - 6:50 p.m. 300506-69 T/Th June 10 - July 3 9:45 - 10:20 a.m. 300506-70 T/Th June 10 - July 3 10:30 - 11:05 a.m. 300506-71 T/Th June 10 - July 3 5:30 - 6:05 p.m. 300506-72 T/Th June 10 - July 3 6:15 - 6:50 p.m. 300506-73 M/W July 7 - 30 9:45 - 10:20 a.m. 300506-74 M/W July 7 - 30 10:30 - 11:05 a.m. 300506-75 M/W July 7 - 30 5:30 - 6:05 p.m. 300506-76 M/W July 7 - 30 6:15 - 6:50 p.m. 300506-77 T/Th July 8 - 31 9:45 - 10:20 a.m. 300506-78 T/Th July 8 - 31 10:30 - 11:05 a.m. 300506-79 T/Th July 8 - 31 5:30 - 6:05 p.m. 300506-80 T/Th July 8 - 31 6:15 - 6:50 p.m.

Intermediate

This class is designed for swimmers who have completed the Advanced Beginner level and can perform front stroke and backstroke for 25 yards. Children will continue to perfect breaststroke, dives, and build their endurance. Code Day Date Time 300507-65 M/W June 9 - July 2 9:45 - 10:20 a.m. 300507-66 M/W June 9 - July 2 10:30 - 11:05 a.m. 300507-67 M/W June 9 - July 2 5:30 - 6:05 p.m. 300507-68 M/W June 9 - July 2 6:15 - 6:50 p.m. 300507-69 T/Th June 10 - July 3 9:45 - 10:20 a.m. 300507-70 T/Th June 10 - July 3 10:30 - 11:05 a.m. 300507-71 T/Th June 10 - July 3 5:30 - 6:05 p.m. 300507-72 T/Th June 10 - July 3 6:15 - 6:50 p.m. 300507-73 M/W July 7 - 30 9:45 - 10:20 a.m. 300507-74 M/W July 7 - 30 10:30 - 11:05 a.m. 300507-75 M/W July 7 - 30 5:30 - 6:05 p.m. 300507-76 M/W July 7 - 30 6:15 - 6:50 p.m. 300507-77 T/Th July 8 - 31 9:45 - 10:20 a.m. 300507-78 T/Th July 8 - 31 10:30 - 11:05 a.m. 300507-79 T/Th July 8 - 31 5:30 - 6:05 p.m. 300507-80 T/Th July 8 - 31 6:15 - 6:50 p.m.

Swimmer sessions are for those who have completed the Intermediate level or are looking to strengthen their swimming strokes. Participants will begin learning the butterfly stroke, while building endurance and perfecting all swimming strokes and dives. Code Day Date Time 300508-65 M/W June 9 - July 2 10:30 - 11:05 a.m. 300508-66 M/W June 9 - July 2 6:15 - 6:50 p.m. 300508-67 T/Th June 10 - July 3 9:45 - 10:20 a.m. 300508-68 T/Th June 10 - July 3 5:30 - 6:05 p.m. 300508-69 M/W July 7 - 30 10:30 - 11:05 a.m. 300508-70 M/W July 7 - 30 6:15 - 6:50 p.m. 300508-71 T/Th July 8 - 31 9:45 - 10:20 a.m. 300508-72 T/Th July 8 - 31 5:30 - 6:05 p.m.

Adult (16 & up)

Adults can become familiar with the water or brush up on their swimming skills. Instructors will work at each individual’s level. Code Day Date Time 300509-33 M/W June 9 - July 2 9:45 - 10:20 a.m. 300509-34 T/Th June 10 - July 3 6:15 - 6:50 p.m. 300509-35 M/W July 7 - 30 9:45 - 10:20 a.m. 300509-36 T/Th July 8 - 31 6:15 - 6:50 p.m.

Beginning Diving

Designed for inexperienced divers of all ages. Participants will learn to gracefully dive off the side and the board. Back dives will be introduced. Code Day Date Time 300511-01 M/W June 9 - July 2 11:15 - 11:45 a.m. 300511-03 M/W July 7 - 30 11:15 - 11:45 a.m.

Intermediate Diving

Designed for the swimmers that have their dives perfected. Participants will learn more advanced flips and twist tricks. Code Day Date Time 300511-02 T/Th June 10 - July 3 11:15 - 11:45 a.m. 300511-04 T/Th July 8 - 31 11:15 - 11:45 a.m.

Junior Lifeguard Program

Want to be a lifeguard? Ellis lifeguards will put you through the paces as you learn techniques necessary to be a real lifeguard at age 16! You’ll receive instruction in water safety, lifeguarding and leadership skills, facility operations, teamwork, First Aid, and CPR. Following successful completion of the course, students will receive a certificate and T-shirt. For ages 9 - 15 (must be able to swim the length of the pool). Code Day Date Time 300501-17 T/Th June 10 - July 3 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. 300501-18 T/Th June 10 - July 3 6 - 7 p.m. 300501-19 T/Th July 8 - 31 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. 300501-20 T/Th July 8 - 31 6 - 7 p.m. Location: Fairview Pool Fee: $36 ($30 with resident discount) Deadline: June 1 (add $5 late fee afterwards)


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Baseball/Softball

Decatur Baseball/ Softball League The goal of the Park District’s Youth Baseball & Softball League is to grow baseball and softball in our community while providing great summer experiences for kids of all ages. Decatur Youth Baseball is affiliated with Little League Baseball and the youth softball league is affiliated with Country Girls. Sponsors and coaches are needed! Please call the DISC at 429-3472 for more information.

Redbird Rookies Decatur’s Redbird Rookies League was formed in 2008 thanks to a partnership between the Decatur Park District and DMH. The St. Louis Cardinals created Redbird Rookies in 2004 to allow kids to play baseball free of charge. Rawlings donates equipment and uniforms, and the Cardinals offer specialized training so coaches can learn innovative, character-building techniques. The Redbird Rookies program instills the values of teamwork, integrity, self-esteem and leadership in the “classroom” of a baseball setting. Last year, 246 Decatur area youth learned to play baseball the Redbird Rookies way. Call 429-3472 to register your child or volunteer to coach.

Decatur Commodores Baseball In 2014, the Decatur Commodores begin their fifth year as a member of the Park District baseball family. The goal is to provide superior coaching and instruction for boys who want to reach the highest levels of play. Two teams (U16 and U18) participate in showcase tournaments to give players exposure to college coaches and recruiters. For rosters and game schedules, visit decaturcommodores.com.

Aquafina MLB Pitch, Hit & Run Boys and girls aged 7 - 14 have the opportunity to showcase their baseball and softball skills in the Aquafina MLB Pitch, Hit & Run! Participants may advance to the team championships at Busch Stadium during a Cardinals game and may qualify for the national finals at the MLB All-Star Game! Register at the DISC by April 7 or on the day of the competition. Date: Saturday, May 10 Time: Participants can come and compete any time between 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Location: Rotary Park Field #2 Fee: Free

H.S. Boys Summer Baseball League High School baseball players can continue their play in the Park District’s competitive summer baseball league. Teams will play 8 - 10 games. For more information, call 429-3472. Code Grade Day Date Time 400000-43 9 - 12 M/W/F June 23 - Aug. 1 6 - 10 p.m. Location: Neighborhood parks Fee: $78/player

Baseball Hitting & Pitching Lessons St. Teresa Head Baseball Coach Jim Stewart works with athletes one-on-one at the DISC, offering insights on hitting and pitching philosophies and techniques. Full hour and 1/2 hour sessions are available. Call Coach Stewart at 972-1923 to reserve your time slot! Date: Location: Fee:

By appointment DISC, 1295 W. Wood Half hour $25 ($20 with resident discount) Hour $45 ($40 with resident discount)


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H.S. Girls Summer Softball League

April 7, Returning Teams April 8, New Teams

Area High School softball athletes can participate in league play from June 9 - July 16. For more information, call 429-3472.

Summer Registration

Double-Header Competitive Leagues League Men’s C Men’s D Men’s Church

Day T T M

# of Games** Fee* 18 $575 18 $530 18 $530

Recreational Leagues League Day # of Games** Fee* Women’s W 14 $430 Men’s R4 W 14 $430 Men’s R3 W 14 $430 Men’s R1 (DH) T 16 $480 Men’s R2 (DH) Th 16 $480 Coed Competitive M 9 $355 Coed Recreational M 9 $355 Coed Sunday Sun 9 $355 * Maximum non-resident fee is included. Team managers will be refunded the money depending on the number of residents on the team. **Plus tournament games DH = Double Header

Fall Registration July 1 - August 8 Accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Each league will be 6 weeks long and includes double-headers. Games will begin Monday, August 25. League Day # of Games Fee* Coed M 12 $380 Men’s Competitive T 12 $380 Men’s Recreational W 12 $380 Men’s Recreational Th 12 $380 * Maximum non-resident fee is included. Team managers will be refunded the money depending on the number of residents on the team.

Date: Varsity: Mondays, June 9 - 23 and July 7 & 14 JV: Wednesdays, June 11 - 25 and July 9 & 16 Time: 5 - 8 p.m. Location: Graceland Complex Fee: $275 ($225 with resident discount)

Softball Hitting & Pitching Lessons Players of all skill levels will enhance their hitting and pitching skills! Hitters will learn various hitting techniques, improve hand-eye coordination, and adjust to different pitches at the plate. For pitchers, drills, ball movement and placement, and basic pitch selection will be covered. Each time slot is a 30-minute, one-on-one lesson for 3 weeks. Date: By appointment Location: DISC, 1295 W. Wood Fee: $54 ($45 with resident discount)

Umpires Needed Umpires and officials are needed for weekday evenings, weekends, and tournaments. Officials are needed for basketball, youth baseball/softball, and slow pitch. If you are at least 17 years old, you can earn $20 - $45 per game, depending on the sport. Must become ASA or IHSA certified and have reliable transportation. For details, contact Tony or Dakota at 429-3472.

DISC Batting/Throwing Cages

1295 W. Wood w Reservations: 429-3472 Bring the whole team to the DISC’s automated batting cages! Token and timer -operated machines offer variable speeds for baseball and softball. Batting Cage Four speeds for baseball and softball 12 pitches: $1.50 30 minutes: $20 60 minutes: $33 Throwing Cage Portable pitching mounds and screen allow for “live” pitching, catching, and throwing. 30 minutes: $13 60 minutes: $22


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DISC Decatur Indoor Sports Center In partnership with Millikin University FULL FACILITY PASS

at Millikin University

1295 W. Wood 429-DISC

A full facility pass includes use of the fitness center, track & courts during unscheduled times, rock climbing wall, seasonal lap swim at Fairview Pool and discounts for the golf center, batting cage tokens, fitness classes, and other specified activities.

FEATURES

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• Fitness Center • Indoor Soccer Field • Four-lane 200 Meter Track • Basketball/Volleyball Courts • Rock Climbing Wall • Indoor Golf Center with Golf Simulators, Putting, Hitting, and Bunker areas • Locker Room & Shower Facilities • Conference/Party Room, Lounge Area, and Vending • Dance and Group Fitness Studios • Batting and Throwing Cages

Rock Climbing Experience the thrill of rock climbing at the DISC! A great team-building activity for families, coworkers, and school groups. Certified belayers may climb during open climbing hours. All rock climbing classes are scheduled by appointment (429-3472). Open Climbing Hours M - F: 5 – 9 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday: Noon – 5 p.m. Daily Fee: $6.25 1-hour Rental: $81.00

2013 Readers’ Choice Thank you for voting us Decatur’s #3 Best Fitness Center!

ANNUAL MONTHLY*

Individual adult $405.00 $35.25 Family** $546.00 $47.00 Youth (grade 9-12) $165.00 $15.25 Senior (65+) $285.00 $25.25 Senior couple $417.00 $36.25 Ind. 3 month pass $120.00 $41.50 * Fees are based upon a 12-month contract. Fees may be paid in one payment or as monthly bank draft. **  A family is designated as up to 2 adults and 4 children, under the age of 21, living at the same address. DAILY RATES

Individual adult Youth (grade 9-12) Senior (65+)

$9.75 $6.75 $6.75

SAVE 20% on a full-facility annual pass when exercising between 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

TRACK & COURT PASSES This pass includes use of the DISC’s track and courts during unscheduled times.

Track & Court Annual Pass Adult $108.00 Family** $195.00 Youth (under 18) $61.00 Senior (65+) $87.00 ** A family is designated as up to 2 adults and 4 children under the age of 21, living at the same address.

Track & Court Daily Rates Adult Youth (12-17) Youth under 12 Senior (65+) Senior Walking Pass

$6.25 $4.25 $3.00 $5.00 $2.50 before 3 p.m.


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Basketball/Volleyball Preschool Activities Exploring Patterns Children will use simple objects to discover patterns of various shapes, sizes, and colors. Code Age Day Date 431052-08 18 mo. - 4 M April 21 - May 19 Time: 10 - 10:30 a.m. Location: DISC, 1295 W. Wood Fee: $35 ($30 with resident discount) Note: Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Little Blue Basketball Camp Directed by MU Head Coach Matt Nadelhoffer and the MU Men’s Basketball Team, the Little Blue Basketball Camp teaches youth the fundamentals of basketball in a non-competitive environment. Players learn new skills in this two-day camp, focusing on teamwork, dribbling, passing and shooting. Code 421008-03 Location: Fee: Deadline:

Grade Day Date Time K - 6 Sat/Sun March 22 - 23 Noon - 2 p.m. DISC, 1295 W. Wood $50 ($42 with resident discount) March 9 (add $5 after deadline)

Little Hoopsters H.S. Girls’ Volleyball League Area high school volleyball athletes participate in league play for 7 weeks. For a roster and waiver for your teams, call 429-3472. Date: Time: Location: Fee:

Varsity: Mondays, June 2 - July 14 JV: Wednesdays, June 4 - July 16 4:30 - 9 p.m. DISC, 1295 W. Wood $260/team (additional $10 per non-resident)

Adult Coed Beach Volleyball Leagues Grab your friends, form a team, and join the fun! Coed 6-on-6 games are played on the sandy “beach” at Rotary Park. All leagues are unofficiated. Contact Dakota at the DISC at 429-3472. Date: Time: Age: Location: Fee:

Tuesdays, June 3 - July 29 6 - 10 p.m. 16+ Rotary Park $120/team (add $10 per non-resident with $50 max)

Men’s & Women’s Beach Volleyball Leagues Register for these fun 4-on-4 Men’s and Women’s beach volleyball leagues! All leagues are unofficiated. For more information, call Dakota at 429-3472. Date: Time: Age: Location: Fee: Note:

Thursdays, June 5 - July 31 6 - 10 p.m. 16+ Rotary Park $95/team (add $10 per non-resident with $50 max) No games on July 3

Head Coach Lori Kerans and the MU Women’s Basketball Team teach Little Hoopsters participants the fundamentals of basketball in a non-competitive environment. Players learn new skills each week, focusing on teamwork, dribbling, passing, and shooting. Code 431031-25 431031-26 431031-27 Location: Fee:

Age Day Date 4 - 6 T April 1 - May 6 7 - 8 T April 1 - May 6 9 - 11 T April 1 - May 6 DISC, 1295 W. Wood $54 ($45 with resident discount)

Time 5:15 - 6 p.m. 6:15 - 7:15 p.m. 6:15 - 7:15 p.m.

Individualized Basketball Training

Our qualified instructors will give athletes personalized and small-group instruction to gain the winning edge! Call Gabby at 429-7750 for more information. Date: Location: Fee:

By appointment DISC, 1295 W. Wood 1 Athlete $30/hr ($25 with resident discount) 2 Athletes $44/hr ($38 with resident discount)

Volleyball Lessons Our qualified instructors will help you perfect your pass, set, serve and spike! Lessons are offered for one or two athletes, which allows for personalized attention. Call the DISC at 429-3472 to schedule your lesson! Date: By appointment Location: DISC, 1295 W. Wood Fee: 1 Athlete $30/hr. ($25 with resident discount) 2 Athletes $45/hr. ($38 with resident discount)


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Fitness/DISC

DISC FITNESS CENTER

• Strive & Matrix Strength Equipment • ADA Equipment • Hammer Strength Half Racks • Free Motion Smith Machine • Olympic Benches & Free Weights • Kettlebells • Concept2 Rowers • Free Motion Incline Trainers • Life Fitness Bikes and Treadmills • Precor Elliptical Trainers & Climber • Precor AMT (Adaptive Motion Trainer) • Star Trac Treadmills, Elite Cross Trainer & Bikes • TRUE Treadmills & Ellipticals • iPod Integrated Treadmills & Bikes • Cardio Theater

Equipment Orientation/Fitness Assessments

The DISC’s free equipment orientation sessions and fitness assessments are a real perk for all facility pass holders! Equipment orientations will help you learn how to make the most of each machine and get you started with a workout plan. During fitness assessments, staff will evaluate your height and weight measurements, resting heart rate and blood pressure, BMI, and more. You’ll receive an explanation of your results and how they affect your health. Contact Jeff Rounds or Elisabeth Lee to help you achieve your fitness goals!

Personal Training

Take action now and hire a DISC personal trainer! Personal training is available to all DISC members and non-members at an additional cost.

Play Day at the DISC Come to the DISC for “Play Day” on the first Wednesday of every month! Each Wednesday will have a different activity offered. Play Day will be free to members, however non-members are welcome to join for the daily fee of $6.25. Date: Time: Ages: Fee:

1st Wednesday of every month 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 10 & up, 9 & under with adult Free for DISC members $6.25 for non-members

Body Sculpting This popular class is a safe and effective way to gain muscle mass, increase bone strength, improve balance and coordination, and gain more energy and stamina. Using dumbbells and steps to tone muscles, it’s a great class for men and women of all ages! Code Day Date Time 451104-82 M/Th April 14 - May 22 9 - 10 a.m. 451104-81 T/Th April 15 - May 22 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Fee: $65 ($54 with resident discount) 50% off w/full-facility annual pass Drop-in Fee: $4 members/$7 non-members (based on availability)

Body Sculpt Express Looking for a quick workout over the lunch hour? Join us for an “express” 30-minute version of our popular Body Sculpting class. Code Day Date Time 451106-41 M/W April 14 - May 21 Noon - 12:30 p.m. Fee: $49 ($41 with resident discount) 50% off w/full-facility annual pass Drop-in Fee: $4 members/$7 non-members (based on availability)

Beginning Cycling

Add a calorie blasting cardiovascular workout to your day! While with a group, you control your own intensity and pace. Cycling is a great way to increase your endurance and sculpt your muscles. Code Day Date Time 460100-49 M/W April 14 - May 21 6 - 6:45 p.m. Fee: $65 ($54 with resident discount) 50% off w/full-facility annual pass Drop-in Fee: $4 members/$7 non-members (based on availability)


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Yoga Group Fitness classes are offered throughout the year. Schedules are updated regularly. Pick up a monthly calendar at the DISC or check decatur-parks.org for new offerings! DISC Boot Camp Get in shape fast with this workout! Improve endurance, cardiovascular fitness, and muscle strength through a variety of exercises. From circuit training and core, to body sculpting and interval training, come prepared to work hard! Matinee Boot Camp Code Day Date Time 441109-36 T/Th April 15 - May 22 4:30 - 5:25 p.m. Boot Camp Code Day Date Time 441107-51 M/W April 14 - May 21 5:30 - 6:25 p.m. Fee: $60 ($50 with resident discount) 50% off w/full-facility annual pass Drop-in Fee: $4 members/$7 non-members (based on availability)

Cardio Blast

Start your day with a blast, with moderate to highintensity interval training! If you’re looking to improve your cardio endurance, muscle and core strength, this class is for you! Code Day Date Time 451153-12 M/W April 14 - May 21 5:30 - 6:15 a.m. Fee: $56 ($47 with resident discount) 50% off with full-facility annual pass Drop-in Fee: $4 members/$7 non-members (based on availability)

Zumba

Forget the workout! Lose yourself in the music and find yourself in shape at the original dance-fitness party. Zumba classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. It’s easy to do, effective, and totally exhilarating! Code Day Date Time 441111-85 T/Th April 15 - May 22 5:30 - 6:25 p.m. Fee: $60 ($50 with resident discount) 50% off with full-facility annual pass Drop-in Fee: $4 members/$7 non-members (based on availability)

Yoga increases flexibility, strength, balance, and stamina while relieving stress and tension. This class is a combination of power and relaxation moves that can be modified for any level. Code Day Date Time 441103-60 T/Th April 15 - May 22 6:30 - 7:25 p.m. Fee: $60 ($50 with resident discount) 50% off w/full-facility annual pass Drop-in Fee: $4 members/$7 non-members (based on availability)

Yoga Express Want to relieve some stress over the lunch hour? Try this “express” version of our Yoga class! Code Day Date Time 441103-59 T/Th April 15 - May 22 Noon - 12:30 p.m. Fee: $41 ($49 with resident discount) 50% off w/full-facility annual pass Drop-in Fee: $4 members/$7 non-members (based on availability)

Tumbling Tumbling classes provide age-appropriate instruction for youth in grades Pre K - 6. Beginners focus on flexibility and coordination, while intermediate tumblers enhance their skills. Toddler Tumbling Code Age Day Date 451931-52 3 - 5 M March 17 - April 28 Beginning Tumbling Code Grade Day Date 451931-53 K - 6 M March 17 - April 28 Intermediate Tumbling Code Grade Day Date 451931-54 2 - 6 M March 17 - April 28 Location: DISC, 1295 W. Wood Fee: $36 ($30 with resident discount)

Time 4:30 - 5 p.m. Time 5:15 - 6 p.m. Time 5 :15 - 6 p.m.

Parent Tot Tumbling

Children will learn important motor skills such as rolling, jumping, crawling, climbing, and balance. Code 451931-51 Location: Fee:

Age Day Date Time 18 mo. - 3 M March 17 - April 28 4 - 4:30 p.m. DISC, 1295 W. Wood $36 ($30 with resident discount)


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Golf

Red Tail Run Golf Club by Raymond Floyd 520 W. Grove Road – 422-2211 Yardage 7351 . Slope 132 . Par 72 Course Rating: 74.4

Hickory Point Golf Course

727 Weaver Road – 421-7444 Yardage 6848 . Slope 125 . Par 72 Course Rating: 72.4

Scovill Golf Course

3909 W. Main Street – 429-6243 Yardage 5925 . Slope 119 . Par 71 Course Rating: 68.4

Driving Ranges

Red Tail Run, Hickory Point & Scovill Hours: 6 a.m. - 9 p.m. Fees: $5 small bucket; $8 large bucket

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Golf Special Events April 27 New Product Day from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Red Tail Run May 23 2014 Scovill Zoo Open Hickory Point June 9 - 11 Junior Optimist Championship Red Tail Run June 9 - 15 Decatur-Forsyth Classic presented by Tate & Lyle and Decatur Park District an LPGA Symetra Tour Event Hickory Point June 10 Junior Clinic with LPGA Symetra Tour Pros - Hickory Point July 2 Par Tamers/Fred Copeland Junior Scovill July 4 Richie Hammel Fore on the Floor Car Show for Junior Golf, Nelson Park July 14 - 15 Decatur Junior Open Scovill/Hickory August 5 - 7 Decatur Park District City Junior

Junior Clinic with LPGA Symetra Tour Pros At this exciting, interactive clinic at Hickory Point, young golfers will learn tips from some of the world’s best women golfers who will be competing in the Decatur-Forsyth Classic on June 13 - 15. Juniors will meet the pros, learn about life on the Tour, and strengthen their skills in a pro tips format. They’ll also enjoy snacks and receive a free tee! Call Kurt Rogers at 422-2211 for details. All junior golfers welcome! Date/Time: 9 - 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 10 Location: Hickory Point Golf Course

LPGA Junior Girls Golf Club of Decatur Girls aged 5 - 17 will enjoy personalized instruction to enhance their golf game on Thursdays from 10:45 a.m. - noon at Scovill Golf Course. Beginners will learn the basics, while intermediates will focus on course play. Call 429-6243 for more information.

2014 Decatur Junior Open Open to boys and girls aged 4 - 21. Each player will enjoy 3 rounds of golf, lunch, pizza, and additional tournament gifts. Date: Location: Fee:

July 14 & 15 Ages 4 - 13: Scovill Golf Course Ages 14 - 21: Hickory Point Golf Course $35 (ages 4 - 11) & $65 (ages 12 - 21)

Golf Decatur Birthday Club! By sharing your email address and birthday, you will receive a free round of golf during your birthday month (cart fee not included). Visit golfdecatur.org!


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Ladies Only Golf Clinic

Junior Golf Camp

Whether you’ve never stepped on a course or just want to improve your game, this clinic is designed for ladies of all skill levels!

Get into the swing of golf with this exciting 4-day camp! Beginners focus on coordination, simple techniques and motor skills. More advanced players take their skills to the next level.

Code 220010-09 Location: Fee:

Age Day Date Time 16+ T May 6 - 20 6 - 7:30 p.m. Red Tail Run Golf Club by Raymond Floyd $35 ($30 with resident discount)

Adult Golf Clinic Designed for new golfers, those seeking a refresher on the basics, and those who want to return to the game after being away for awhile! Code Age Day Date Time 220011-06 16+ Th May 8 - 22 6 - 7:30 p.m. Location: Red Tail Golf Club by Raymond Floyd Fee: $35 ($30 with resident discount)

Family Golf Night Family Night provides a low-key instructional environment for all skill levels. Date: Wednesdays, May 7 - 21 Time: 6 - 7 p.m. Location: Hickory Point Driving Range Fee: $10 per family

Family Fun Days June 1 - August 17 Beginning June 1, on weekends and holidays after 2:30 p.m., families can play 9 holes with one cart at all courses for just $30 a foursome, $25 a threesome, or $20 a twosome. To receive the Family Fun Days discount, at least one adult must accompany a junior aged 17 years or younger. For more information, call 422-2211.

Code 226201-01 Location: Fee:

Age Day Date Time 5 - 17 M - Th June 2 - 5 9 - 10:30 a.m. Scovill Golf Course $55 ($50 with resident discount)

Decatur Golf Academy Develop your golf skills in this fun and friendly environment! Interactive classes with Decatur Park District golf pros are designed to help youth with their form and fundamentals through focus on player development activities, life skills, and nutrition. Code Age Day Date Time 226203-01 5 - 17 T/Th June 17 - July 31* 9 - 10:30 a.m. *Does not meet on July 15 Location: Scovill Golf Course Fee: $65 ($50 with resident discount)

Online Tee Times Schedule tee times from the comfort of your home or office! Visit golfdecatur.org and click on the Golf Tee Times logo to check course availability. Online tee times may be booked 7 days in advance for weekdays and on the Monday prior to the upcoming weekend.

Professional Club Fitting A properly fitted club can hit the ball farther and more accurately! Fitting services are available at all Park District courses. Specializing in Titleist, TaylorMade, and Ping.

Decatur Park District Pro Tips Night At the Park District’s Pro Tips Night, you’ll join pros on the driving range and putting green and have all the range balls you can hit! Junior golfers are encouraged to attend. Date: Time: Location: Fee:

Wednesdays, June 5 - July 24 6 - 7 p.m. Red Tail Run Golf Club by Raymond Floyd $10 per family

2013 Readers’ Choice Thank you for voting us #1, #2, and #3 Best Golf Courses in Central Illinois!


Soccer

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MidState Continues to Grow

w w w.m idst ates occer. co m 217/429-3472 Since 2000, MidState Soccer Club has earned a reputation of excellence for its competitive club program and Soccer Academy. The objective is to offer all players, aged preschool to college, the opportunity to reach their full soccer potential through structured, high quality training that instills love and respect for the game.

MidState Soccer Club Play, train and excel with MidState Soccer Club! Led by U.S. Soccer Federation nationally certified coaches, the club program is designed for more serious players who want to train and advance their skills throughout the year. Club teams play 6 - 8 games in the Central Illinois Youth Soccer League and compete in 2 - 3 tournaments each season. Players also experience the revolutionary iSoccer program using standardized testing, web technology, and competitive learning to drive positive, objective, individualized results.

Coach Bonner is excited to enter his fourth year as director of MidState Soccer Club. 2014 promises to be an exciting year for soccer, as MidState has begun expanding its staff to align with the growing soccer community. MidState is delighted to welcome Eric Jameson as Soccer Assistant, who will head up the new youth recreational division. A graduate of Southeastern University (Lakeland, FL), Coach Eric has a U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) National D license, as well as a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) youth and goalkeeping license. He has extensive coaching experience at the recreational, competitive club, and high school levels and was most recently Head Soccer Academy Trainer and Coordinator for the VSI Pinellas Flames Soccer Club in St. Petersburg, Florida. Welcome, Eric!

MidState Soccer Club Tryouts Boys & Girls U10 - U14 and H.S. Girls U15 - U18 Presenting Sponsor of MidState Soccer

MidState Summer Soccer Camp This challenging soccer camp will give campers exposure to the entire Central Illinois soccer community, with leadership from MidState Director Colin Bonner, and area coaches. Highlighted areas: skills development and enhancement, good sportsmanship, and fun! Code 390007-16 390007-17 390007-18 Location: Fee: Note:

Age Day Date Time U6-U9 M - W July 28 - 30 5:15 - 6:15 p.m. U10-U13 M - W July 28 - 30 6:30 - 7:45 p.m. U14-U18 M - W July 28 - 30 8 - 9:15 p.m. Decatur Soccer Complex $85 by July 1; $105 after July 1 Please register for age division based upon Spring 2014 season play.

Date/Time: Location: Fee:

June 5, 7 p.m. Decatur Soccer Complex Tryouts are free. If selected for a team, fee is $400 - $530 (+$100 one-time uniform fee) Payment plans available starting at $57. Pre-registration is required.

High School & Adult Recreational Leagues The MidState co-ed recreational soccer leagues are designed for players who prefer more casual matches rather than those that are intensely competitive. The high school league will consist of JV and varsity divisions, while players 18 years and older will participate in the adult league. Games are 7 v 7. Date: Sundays, June 8 - July 27; no games June 22 & July 26 Time: Late afternoon - early evening Location: Decatur Soccer Complex Fee: $325/team Deadline: May 23


Soccer 21 NEW! 3v3 Summer Recreational Leagues

MidState Spring Tots

Soccer players aged 7 - 13 can take part in a 3 week summer league. Teams are guaranteed two games each Thursday consisting of 10 minute halves using PUGG goals. Teams will have a maximum of 6 players with no goalkeeper. Age divisions and teams will be determined once registration closes. Registration deadline is June 1.

MidState Spring Tots focuses on the basics of soccer. Players aged U4/U5 will learn the skills of passing, dribbling and coordination.

Code 390011-01 390011-02 Location: Fee:

Age Day Date 7 - 13 Th June 12 - 26 7 - 13 Th July 10 - 24 MidState Academy Complex $32 per player

Time TBD TBD

MidState Soccer Spring Academy The Academy Training Program offers specialized instruction for U6 - U9 players who want to have fun while learning the great game of soccer. Monday evening training sessions focus on the technical development of the younger player. On Thursdays, short-sided games from 6 - 7 p.m. allow players to practice the skills they have learned. Code Age Day Date Time 390009-34 U6 M/Th March 31 - May 8 5:45 - 6:45 p.m. 390009-35 U7 M/Th March 31 - May 8 5:45 - 6:45 p.m. 390009-36 U8 M/Th March 31 - May 8 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. 390009-37 U9 M/Th March 31 - May 8 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. Location: Decatur Soccer Complex Fee: $69 ($59 with resident discount. Add $30 one-time uniform fee, if needed) Note: Use the chart below for age levels Age Born on or after and on or before U6 Aug. 1, 2007 July 31, 2008 U7 Aug. 1, 2006 July 31, 2007 U8 Aug. 1, 2005 July 31, 2006 U9 Aug. 1, 2004 July 31, 2005

Code Age Day Date Time 390008-02 U4/U5 M April 7 - 28 5 - 5:30 p.m. Location: Decatur Soccer Complex Fee: $41 ($35 with resident discount) Note: Please use the chart below to determine eligibility for the class. Age Born on or after and on or before U4/U5 Aug. 1, 2008 July 31, 2010

MidState Tots & Summer Academy MidState Tots & Summer Academy focuses on the basics of soccer, including passing, dribbling and coordination. Code 390006-08 390005-06 Location: Fee:

Age Day Date Time U4/U5 T June 24 - July 15 9:30 - 10 a.m. U6 - U8 T June 24 - July 15 10 - 11 a.m. Decatur Soccer Complex U4/U5 $41 ($35 w/resident discount) U6 - U8 $47 ($41 w/resident discount)

U8 - U14 Boys & Girls Recreational Leagues Soccer players aged 7 - 13 can take part in this exciting 6-week summer league. Age divisions and teams will be determined when registration closes. Code Age Day Date Time 390004-05 7 - 13 Sun. June 8 - July 27* Late afternoon *Does not meet on June 22 & July 6 Location: Decatur Soccer Complex Fee: $27 per player Deadline: May 23

MidState Cup Tournament presented by ADM & Midwest Fiber

May 30 - June 1 w Decatur Soccer Complex Cheer on your favorite athletes in the MidState Cup Tournament, featuring U8 - U14 boys and girls club teams from Illinois and surrounding states. Admission is free! For more information, contact Tournament Director Rod Schanefelt, Club Director Colin Bonner, or Tournament Coordinator Kristi Kravanek at 429-3472. Visit the MidState Soccer Club Facebook page or midstatesoccer.com for teams and schedules. See you at the MidState Cup!


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Tennis

The Decatur Park District operates 25 courts throughout our community’s parks. The Park District proudly collaborates with USPTA Master Professional Chuck Kuhle and the Decatur Athletic Club to provide the highest quality tennis instruction in Central Illinois.

Fairview Park Tennis Complex

The Decatur Community Tennis Foundation will provide racquets to junior clinic participants who need them!

Ten & Under Tennis with USTA

Ten & Under divides courts into segments and uses smaller areas, smaller nets, and youth-friendly racquets.

• Winner of 2008 USTA Outstanding Facility Award • Ursula Beck Tennis Clubhouse • 9 competition-grade courts • Lounge, concessions/vending, restrooms, shower

Code 631532-09 631532-10 Location: Fee:

Facility Hours (May 27 - August 6) Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturdays + Sundays 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Beginner Tennis

Fees Courts: Walk On - Free Reserved - $4/hour Ball Machine: $6.00/hour Reservations may be made up to one week in advance by calling the Tennis Complex at 421-7432.

Code 631541-20 Location: Fee:

Fairview Tennis Complex Events June 7 & 8 June 20 - 24 June 27 July 5 & 6 July 25 - Aug. 3 Aug. 16 - 18

93rd Central IL Adult Open U.S. Open National Playoffs Decatur City Junior Tournament 93rd Central IL Junior Open USTA Ursula Beck Pro Tennis Classic USTA Midwest Senior Men’s Hard Court Championships

Doubles Challenge Court

Play organized doubles each week! 3.0 rated players and above will compete against players of their same level. Date: Time: Location: Fee: Register:

Men’s Doubles: Tuesdays, May 27 - July 22 Women’s Doubles: Wednesdays, May 28 - July 23 6 - 8 p.m. Fairview Park Tennis Complex $45 per player (includes court time and balls) Chuck Kuhle, 423-7020 by May 21

Tiny Tots Tennis

Tiny Tots is the perfect beginner’s class for kids aged 3 - 5. Code 631511-19 631511-20 Location: Fee:

Age Day Date Time 3 - 5 M June 2 - July 21 9 - 9:30 a.m. 3 - 5 M June 2 - July 21 9:30 - 10 a.m. Fairview Park Tennis Complex $34 ($28 with resident discount)

Age Day Date Time 6 - 10 T June 3 - July 22 6 - 7:30 p.m. 6 - 10 Th June 5 - July 24 9 - 10:30 a.m. Fairview Park Tennis Complex $69 (includes team uniform, racquet, foam ball, & prizes)

This class is designed for players aged 11 - 12 and meets twice a week for 1 hour. Learn a new sport and make new friends! Age Day Date Time 11 - 12 M/W June 2 - July 23 10 - 11 a.m. Fairview Park Tennis Complex $54 ($48 with resident discount)

Teen Tennis

Teens can improve their tennis skills twice a week. Code 631542-21 Location: Fee:

Age Day Date Time 13 - 18 T/Th June 3 - July 24 10:30 a.m. - noon Fairview Park Tennis Complex $54 ($48 with resident discount)

Coed 2.5 & Above Tennis Play Group

This adult tennis play group is for advanced beginners (level 2.5+). Coed singles and doubles will be supervised by a Decatur Athletic Club tennis staff member. New balls are included each week. Date: Time: Location: Fee: Register:

Monday, June 2 - July 21 6 - 7:30 p.m. Fairview Park Tennis Complex $82 Chuck Kuhle, 423-7020 by May 28


Running/Birthday Parties 23 Valued Athletics Platform Partner

Staley Striders Track & Field Club Go the distance with the Staley Striders, sponsored by Tate & Lyle! Athletes aged 6 and up focus on short and long-distance running techniques, plus a variety of field events. Past participants have competed at national meets across the U.S. with many going on to collegiate track and field careers. Code Age Day Date Time 441627-06 6 - 18 M/T/W June 23 - Aug. 5 4:30-5:30p.m.* *Tuesday practices are from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Location: Fairview Park Tennis Complex Fee: $24 ($20 with resident discount)

Thanks for your support! #1 Best Central IL Golf Course - Hickory Point #2 Best Central IL Golf Course - Red Tail Run #3 Best Central IL Golf Course - Scovill #2 Best Place for Kids’ Party - Scovill Zoo #3 Best Fitness Center - DISC

Tuesday Night Park Runs

Park District Parties

Head to Fairview for a Tuesday night run in the park! This weekly event includes a half-mile Tot Trot, one-mile Fun Run or various distances up to seven miles. Come by yourself or bring the entire family! A distance race schedule is available at the DISC. Participants qualify for prize drawings donated by local merchants.

Creative Arts Party

Date: Time: Age: Location: Fee:

Tuesdays, June 10 - August 5 Registration, 5:30 p.m. Run, 6 p.m. All ages Fairview Park Pavilion #1 $1 per person

Staley Firecracker Road Run/Walk Compete in a 4-mile or 8-mile run, or join in the 2-mile fun run/walk. The first 200 entrants receive a Firecracker tee. A minimum of three awards in each age division will be given to runners. Register at www.active.com. Race 2-mile Walk Men’s 4-mile Run 2014 STALEY Men’s 8-mile Run Women’s 4-mile Run Women’s 8-mile Run 4 & 8 Mile Road Run Date: Friday, July 4 Time: Check-in, 7 - 7:45 a.m./Race, 8 a.m. Location: Nelson Park Rock Garden Parking Lot Fee: $25 by July 3; $30 on race day

FIRECRACKER

Your 2-hour party at the Poage Arts & Recreation Center will include themed activities, crafts, games, and costumes. Call Marie at 421-6648 for more information!

Sports/Bounce House Party at the DISC

Your guests can play on an inflatable bounce house, climb the rock wall, use the batting cage, and play basketball, volleyball, and soccer! Add the Party Room for an additional minimal cost. Call the DISC at 429-3472 today!

On Safari Party at Scovill Zoo

Included are 20 zoo admission and train passes for your guests, a gift for the birthday child, and use of the outdoor deck or Shilling Environmental Education Center. Call 421-7435 for more information!

Overlook Adventure Mini Golf Enjoy mini golf, snacks and drinks. Call 429-7750 to schedule your party at Overlook Adventure Mini Golf!

Pool Party

Enjoy sun and fun at your own pool party! Offered from 1 - 3 hours at Fairview Family Aquatic Center, the party package includes private use of the pool, lifeguards, sand volleyball, playground and snack area. Call 429-3472 to schedule your party!


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Scovill Zoo Friend of the Zoo Memberships

71 South Country Club Rd. Decatur, IL 62521 w 217/421-7435 www.scovillzoo.com w @ScovillZoo on Twitter

Spring & Summer Hours Spring Season: April 5 - May 23 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Week Days 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays Summer Season: May 24 - August 17 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Daily Last admission one hour before closing. Admission is free on Thursdays, beginning June 5!

Admission Prices Age Under 2 2 - 12 13 - 64 65+

Admission FREE $3.50 $5.95 $4.95

Train FREE $2.50 $2.50 $2.50

Carousel $2.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00

Friends of the Zoo enjoy a $.50 discount on train and carousel fees. On the carousel, adults ride free when standing with a child under the age of 2.

Endangered Species Carousel Take a spin on the Endangered Species Carousel! Specially designed for Scovill Zoo, the carousel is unique to Central Illinois, featuring 30 colorful, hand-carved wooden animals representing protected and endangered species from around the world. This popular attraction offers a fun, educational opportunity for children of all ages to learn more about conservation.

Z.O.&O. Express Train Climb aboard the Z.O.&O. Express and see the zoo’s most popular residents from a unique vantage point! The Z.O.&O. Express offers a one-mile narrated tour and a special up-close view of the animals. You’ll see camels, cheetahs, and a host of other friendly species on your exciting train adventure.

Individual Membership $35/year Family Membership $75/year Grandparent Membership $35/year

Membership Includes:

• FREE admission to Scovill Zoo • Discounted admission to 150+ zoos nationwide • Discount on Zootique Gift Shop merchandise • Discount on birthday party packages, education classes, special events, and family camp outs • Subscription to Critter Chatter newsletter • Invitation to Members Only Events • Reduced rate for train and carousel rides

Zoo Parents

Become a Zoo Parent by adopting one of Scovill Zoo’s animals! Your donation will help provide for the animal’s care and feeding. Zoo Parent perks include a personalized adoption certificate, subscription to the Critter Chatter newsletter, invitation to the Zoo Parents Annual Picnic, recognition on scovillzoo.com, and one free zoo admission. A great gift idea!

Mobile Zoo

The Scovill Mobile Zoo can come to your school, organization, or event and make presentations tailored to fit your needs. Sessions last approximately thirty minutes for younger students and up to one hour for older students. Call 421-7435 for rates and information.

Zootique Gift Shop

Looking for a “zoo-nique” gift idea or a fun souvenir of your visit to Scovill Zoo? Visit the Zootique Gift Shop for plush animals, books, and games!

Zoo Volunteers

Volunteer at the wildest place in town! Call 421-7435 for details!

Valued Scovill Zoo Partner


Scovill Zoo 25 Family Camp Outs June 20: “Who, What & Where” September 12: “Remarkable Reptiles” 6 p.m. - 9 a.m. Camp out at Scovill Zoo! Includes dinner around the campfire, an evening tour, animal encounters, train ride and light breakfast. Bring your tent and sleeping bag. Cost is $25/person or $100/family (up to 6). Limit 50 campers. Don’t miss this unique opportunity!

2013 Readers’ Choice Thank you for voting Scovill Zoo the #2 Best Place for Kids’ Parties!

Zoo Snooze - Group Camp Outs Gather your group for an amazing overnight with the animals at Scovill Zoo! Your outing will include an evening animal presentation, tour, bonfire, marshmallow roast, and early wake-up tour. Scout groups can complete projects to earn badges for an additional fee. A craft can also be provided for an additional fee. One adult (aged 18+) may participate free per every 5 students. Cost is $25 per person (minimum: 10 paid participants; max: 25).

Zoo Tours Experience the zoo up close and personal with tours for students in grades 1+! Schools and organizations will enjoy a personalized tour, with a narrated explanation of exhibits and their residents. Meal deals and grab bags are also available. Please call 2 weeks in advance to schedule. To learn more, call Kathy at 421-7435.

Catch...

ZOO SPECIAL EVENTS FOZ Breakfast with the Easter Bunny April 19 9 - 10:30 a.m. Limited to Friends of the Zoo members only. Breakfast and fun activities with the Easter Bunny. $5 per member. Call for reservations. Purchase your 2014 FOZ membership and join us! Critter Egg Hunt April 19 1:30 p.m. Songs and dances with Park District arts staff lead up to the annual egg hunt for kids aged 10 and under at 2 p.m. Enjoy post-hunt entertainment with the Children’s Museum. Free Children’s Museum and Scovill Zoo admission all day. Carousel and train fees still apply. World Penguin Day & Earth Day presented by Advanced Disposal April 26 Noon - 4 p.m. During the amazing Earth Day Celebration, the zoo’s new Humboldt penguins will be featured with special keeper chats...and you’ll discover conservation ideas for your own backyard. Zippy Zoo Day with Mom May 10 1 - 4 p.m. Celebrate Mothers’ Day with balloon animals, face painting, and animal presentations! Moms receive free admission with a paid child. Memorial Day Celebration May 26 All Day Free admission and train rides for veterans.

PENGUIN

Dads’ Day Dollar Deals June 15 All Day $1 admission, $1 train, $1 carousel and other per person deals for the entire family!

Zoo Open April 5!

Ice Cream Safari presented by Prairie Farms Dairy July 20 1 - 4 p.m. See how the animals stay cool and find all the hidden ice cream stations throughout the zoo.

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Scovill Zoo Classes/Camps

Animal Crackers Classes

Zoo Camp

Code Subject Date Time 156513-D1 Down on the Farm April 12 9:30 a.m. 156513-D2 Down on the Farm April 12 11 a.m. 156513-E1 Marvelous Mammals May 10 9:30 a.m. 156513-E2 Marvelous Mammals May 10 11 a.m. 156513-F1 First Time Fishin’ June 14 9:30 a.m. 156513-F2 First Time Fishin’ June 14 11 a.m. 156513-G1 On the African Savannah July 12 9:30 a.m. 156513-G2 On the African Savannah July 12 11 a.m. 156513-H1 Down Under, Mate Aug. 9 9:30 a.m. 156513-H2 Down Under, Mate Aug. 9 11 a.m. Location: Zoo Education Center Fee: $10 ($9 with resident discount)

Code 126533-11 126533-12 126533-13 126533-14 126533-15 126533-16 126533-17 Location: Fee:

Children aged 3 - 5 listen to a story, meet an animal, create a craft with their adult guests, and snack on animal crackers!

Critter Encounters

Children aged 5 - 6 will participate in hands-on activities with a different story, animal, and zoo activity each session! Code 156533-N1 156533-P1 156533-Q1 156533-R1 156533-S1 156533-T1 156533-U1 Location: Fee:

Subject Date Time Invited to Dinner June 7 1 - 2:30 p.m. Scales and Tales June 14 1 - 2:30 p.m. Marvelous Mammals June 21 1 - 2:30 p.m. Down on the Farm June 28 1 - 2:30 p.m. Fishing Fun July 12 1 - 2:30 p.m. African Savannah July 19 1 - 2:30 p.m. No Backbones! July 26 1 - 2:30 p.m. Zoo Education Center $12 ($10 with resident discount)

Zoo Kids

All kids love things that are GROSS, and that is what our 7 and 8 year-old Zoo Kids will be exploring at the zoo. From bugs to garbage, it’s all icky, educational fun at Scovill Zoo! Code 126532-01 126532-02 126532-03 126532-04 126532-05 126532-06 126532-07 Location: Fee:

Age Day Date Time 7 - 8 M - F June 2 - 6 9 a.m. - noon 7 - 8 M - F June 9 - 13 1 - 4 p.m. 7 - 8 M - F June 16 - 20 9 a.m. - noon 7 - 8 M - F June 23 - 27 1 - 4 p.m. 7 - 8 M - F July 7 - 11 9 a.m. - noon 7 - 8 M - F July 14 - 18 1 - 4 p.m. 7 - 8 M - F July 21 - 25 9 a.m. - noon Zoo Education Center $75 ($60 with resident discount)

Fact or fiction? Our 9 and 10 year-old Zoo Campers will explore animal mysteries and solve animal myths in this week-long adventure. Age Day Date Time 9 - 10 M - F June 2 - 6 1 - 4 p.m. 9 - 10 M - F June 9 - 13 9 a.m. - noon 9 - 10 M - F June 16 - 20 1 - 4 p.m. 9 - 10 M - F June 23 - 27 9 a.m. - noon 9 - 10 M - F July 7 - 11 1 - 4 p.m. 9 - 10 M - F July 14 - 18 9 a.m. - noon 9 - 10 M - F July 21 - 25 1 - 4 p.m. Zoo Education Center $75 ($60 with resident discount)

Zoo Crew

11 - 13 year-old scientists will study habitat concerns, conservation issues, declining animal populations around the world, and what we can do to help before they are going, going, gone! Code 126534-21 126534-22 126534-23 126534-24 126534-25 126534-26 126534-27 Location: Fee:

Age Day Date Time 11 - 13 M - F June 2 - 6 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 11 - 13 M - F June 9 - 13 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 11 - 13 M - F June 16 - 20 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 11 - 13 M - F June 23 - 27 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 11 - 13 M - F July 7 - 11 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 11 - 13 M - F July 14 - 18 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 11 - 13 M - F July 21 - 25 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Zoo Education Center $90 ($75 with resident discount)

Zoo Teens

If you’re interested in a career involving animals, Zoo Teens is a fun, educational way to learn more. Download the Zoo Teens application at scovillzoo.com. Recommendation letters and volunteer hours are required. Application deadline: May 1. Training on May 31 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Code 156550-T1 Location: Fee:

Age Day Date Time 14 - 17 M - F June 2 - Oct. 31 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Zoo Education Center $65 ($50 with resident discount)

Zoo Safari

Participants ages 11 - 17 that complete a Zoo Crew or Zoo Teens class can conclude their summer experience by going on a Zoo Safari! Join your favorite counselors and travel to other Central Illinois zoos and nature centers. Code 126535-01 Fee:

Age Day Date Time 11 - 17 M - F July 28 - Aug. 1 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $125 ($110 with resident discount)


Outdoor Fun 27 IDNR Fishing Clinic Youth aged 15 and under are welcome to attend these free fishing clinics, sponsored by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. A fishing license is NOT required. Sessions last 2 hours and gather at Fairview Park Pavilion #1. To register, call 422-5911. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Date: Monday - Friday, June - July Time: 9 a.m. or 1 p.m. Location: Fairview Park

Canoe/Kayak Access

Enjoy summer on the lake! A canoe launch in Sportsman’s Park offers access to Lake Decatur, while the greenway in Lincoln Park provides access to the Sangamon River.

Disc Golf in Nelson Park Looking for an exciting, active sport? Try disc golf at Nelson Park! This popular activity is enjoyed by people of all ages and is played much like traditional golf, but instead of a ball and clubs, players use a flying disc or Frisbee®. For more information about the Nelson Park disc golf course, distances, and a scorecard, visit decatur-parks.org.

Fido Fields & Nelson Park Dog Park Fido Fields and the Nelson Park Dog Park provide fenced, off-leash spaces for your pets in Fairview and Nelson parks. Both feature an electronic, double gated entrance with a separate area for small dogs and large dogs. Hours: Sunrise - 10 p.m. year-round Fee: $35 for the first dog and $15 for each additional dog. Max 5 dogs/household Register: Registration forms for annual dog park memberships may be found at the DISC or decatur-parks.org. JOIN THE DRIVE TO FIGHT CHILDHOOD OBESITY

To purchase a specialty license plate, visit www.ilsos.gov and select “Park District Youth” under the specialty option. A portion of the fee from the sale of these plates supports the Park District Youth Programs Fund.

Overlook Adventure Mini Golf Join us for summer fun at Overlook Adventure Mini Golf! Perfect for family or church outings, date night – any occasion! Call 429-7750 for party rates. Spring Hours Monday - Thursday: 4 - 8 p.m. Friday: 4 - 10 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sunday: Noon - 10 p.m. Summer Hours Monday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sunday: Noon - 10 p.m. Rates Ages 13 and older Children ages 4 -12 Ages 3 & under Second Game

$6.50 $5.50 Free $4.50

Loyalty Card Golf 12 rounds, and the 13th round is free! Pick up your Loyalty Card at the Overlook Adventure Mini Golf counter. Overlook Adventure Mini Golf Teen Nights! June 6 & August 8, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. $5 per person (excluding concessions) Students in grades 6 - 12 will enjoy a fun-filled evening with music and unlimited mini golf. Snacks, pop, and pizza will be available for an additional fee. Participants must show school ID or be signed in by a parent. Pick-up is at 8:30 p.m. Special Events June 15 Dads golf free with a paid child July 4 Two golfers for the price of 1 adult Sept. 7 Grandparents free with a paid child Weekly Specials Thursdays Two golfers for the price of 1 adult Sundays Family Special - 4 golfers for $20 (children must be under age 12)


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Arts

Arts at the Decatur Park District

The Decatur Park District believes that the arts can make an invaluable and unique contribution to the educational process and to the enrichment of the lives of all. We are dedicated to stimulating the imaginations of the young and the young at heart by offering educational and performing opportunities for individuals, aged preschool to adult.

Best of Summer Stock (B.O.S.S.)

Everyone is a star in B.O.S.S. musical theatre camps! Participants will sing, dance and act as they bring a musical to life! Actors will learn teamwork, musical theatre technique, and skills in preparation for an exciting final show with sets, costumes, props and lights. Each camp is directed by our professional, experienced musical theatre staff. The program is directed by Marie Jagger-Taylor. Registration ends June 13. B.O.S.S., Jr. - Willy Wonka KIDS Code Grade Day Date Time 632234-09 1 - 5* M - Th June 16 - July 26 9 a.m. - noon

B.O.S.S., Sr. - Hairspray Jr. Code Grade Day Date Time 632234-10 6 - 12* M - Th June 16 - July 27 1 - 4 p.m. Location: Fee: Notes:

Poage Arts & Recreation Center, 2020 N. Oakland $185 ($170 with resident discount) Fee includes performance tee shirt, script and practice CD. B.O.S.S., Jr. participants must supply show shoes and pants. B.O.S.S., Sr. participants must supply show shoes. *Grade is for the 2013-2014 school year.

2014 B.O.S.S. Performances

B.O.S.S., Jr. presents Willy Wonka KIDS July 25 at 7 p.m. July 26 at 2 p.m. B.O.S.S., Sr. presents Hairspray Jr. July 26 at 7 p.m. July 27 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $7 for reserved seating at the Decatur Civic Center Theater. Sales begin July 1. Purchase at the Park District (620 E. Riverside), by phone (422-5911), online at decatur-parks.org or one hour prior to show time at the door. See a free preview performance on July 11 at noon in Hess Park!

Party in the Park Preview Concert

July 11 w Noon - 12:45 p.m. w Hess Park Head to Hess Park for a musical lunch outdoors with B.O.S.S. performers and surprise guests, featuring highlights from upcoming shows Willy Wonka KIDS and Hairspray, Jr.! Boxed lunches will be for sale for $8 and $5, as well as a la carte concessions. Proceeds benefit Decatur Park District arts programming. Call 422-5911 for box lunch reservations by Thursday, July 10.

Greater Decatur Youth Band presented by Samuel Music Gary Shaw, Millikin Director of Bands, returns to direct the Greater Decatur Youth Band! This program is designed for instrumentalists who are looking for superior summer instruction and includes performances at MU on July 2, Kiwanis Park Ice Cream Social July 16, South Shores Park July 9, Cresthaven Park July 23 and Decatur Celebration Parade August 2. Register by June 13. Code Grade Day Date Time 632931-09 4 - 6 M/W June 9 - Aug. 2 9 - 10:15 a.m. 632931-10 7 - 10 M/W June 9 - Aug. 2 10:30 - 11:45 a.m. Location: Room K136, Kirkland Fine Arts Center Fee: $72 ($65 with resident discount) Note: Grade is for the 2013 - 2014 school year

Summer Strings

If you’re looking for top-notch orchestra instruction, join the Summer Strings program, which allows youth in grades 1 - 9 to enhance their skills and perform at special events. Instructed by Jason Zimmerman. Sessions are on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Concerts are on June 21 and July 19 at 7 p.m.

Code Group Day Date Time 623031-13 Reading Orch. T/Th June 3 - 19 & 10 - 11 a.m. Experience 1 yr. July 1 - 17 623031-14 Summer Strings T/Th June 3 - 19 & 12-1:15p.m. Experience 2+ yrs. July 1 - 17 623031-15 Summer Orch. T/Th June 3 - 19 & 1:30 - 3 p.m. Experience 3+ yrs. July 1 - 17 Location: Garfield Montessori Magnet School Fee: $72 ($65 with resident discount)


Arts 29 Spring Dance Recital

First Gig Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp

Cookin’ with the Chorale

Code Group Day Date Time 471100-01 Bass M - Th July 7 - 12* 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 471100-02 Drums M - Th July 7 - 12* 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 471100-03 Guitar M - Th July 7 - 12* 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 471100-04 Vocals M - Th July 7 - 12* 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. *Rehearsal is from 9 a.m. - noon on July 12, with show at 1 p.m. in downtown Decatur. Location: TBA Fee: $250 (includes lunch and tee shirt) Note: Musicians must supply instruments. Guitarists and bassists supply guitar/bass and straps, small amp, extra strings, picks and cables. Drummers must bring their kit the first day, drumsticks and practice pad. All instruments will remain secure for the duration of the camp. Space limited.

The Sky’s the Limit! will feature the Park District’s dance students, aged 3 - adult, and high school senior dancers Ashlyn Collingwood, Madeline Morthland, Hayley Robinson, Victoria Rossi, Jordan Stewart and Emma Taylor. Date: Friday, May 2 7 p.m. Saturday, May 3 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. Tickets: $7 for reserved seating at the Decatur Civic Center Theater. Call 422-5911 for tickets.

May 24 & 25 w 6 p.m. Fairview Park Pavilion #1 Picnic in the park and enjoy music In the Good Ol’ Summertime by the Greater Decatur Chorale! Directed by Cyndi Johnson, the Chorale celebrates 29 years of wonderful music in 2014 and features over 70 talented vocalists! This event is free and open to the public. Concessions and hot grills for cooking will be available at 5 p.m.

Glitzy Girls Summer Spa Start off the night with a nourishing fruit facial; then design a beautiful crystal charm anklet complete with flip flops and summer-themed charms. A marvelous pedicure follows, with scrub, lotion and fresh nail polish application. End your special spa evening with snacks and dancing. Goodie bag provided! Code 471041-01 Location: Fee:

Age Day Date Time 6 - 12 W June 25 6 - 7:30 p.m. Poage Arts & Recreation Center, 2020 N. Oakland $36 ($30 with resident discount)

Jerry Menz Arts Scholarship The Jerry Menz Arts Scholarship provides opportunities for talented youth to succeed at the highest possible levels in the arts by offering scholarships for the Park District’s programs in voice, music, drama, and dance. Awards are based on staff recommendations, participation in Park District programs, and a demonstrated talent and passion for the performing arts. To be considered for this scholarship, please complete an application available at the Poage Arts & Recreation Center.

Sound, compose, produce, and perform like a rock star! With the help of musicians with years of studio and live performance experience, students aged 10 - 17 will enjoy a week of learning and fun. Campers will be assigned to a band, led by an experienced professional. The camp is overseen by Mike Schoneman and The Chicago Blackhawks Band. Members include Michael Esteves, Tom Grassman, and Jeff Markland. For details, contact Mike at schoneman1209@gmail.com.

The First Gig Course Guitar: Guitarists learn techniques from basic chords, picking and strumming, to soloing and advanced rhythm. Bass: Bassists will learn technique, dexterity and scales, as well as tips for improvisational playing. Drums: Drummers learn tuning, dynamics, timing and warm up exercises, as well as a variety of rock grooves ranging from simple to complex. Vocals: Singers will learn skills to improve delivery and enhance their voices. Covers vocal range, projection, harmony, and practices for warm-up and relaxation. Production: All participants learn behind-the-scenes production skills to make their band look and sound like pros.

Rock the Park July 8 - 11 w 6 - 9 p.m. w Nelson Park Pavilion Enjoy a different concert each night featuring the professional musicians in the First Gig Rock Camp as well as professional area bands! Admission is free.


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Dance & Drama

Dance Classes

Take part in the Park District’s summer dance camp for beginners to advanced, preschool to adult! During each 4-week session, students can study ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap, modern, and lyrical. For more information and class placement, call 421-6648. Registration ends June 23. Intro to Dance (June 23 - July 14) Code Class Day Time Place 472501-33 Intro (age 3) M 10:30 - 11 a.m. DISC 472501-34 Intro (age 4) M 9:30 - 10 a.m. DISC 471040-01 Toddlers in Action M 10 - 10:30 a.m. DISC Note: Parent/caregiver required to partake in Toddlers in Action. Ballet (June 23 - July 16) Code Class 472506-71 Kinder Ballet 472506-72 Ballet (grades 1 - 5) 472506-73 Middle/HS Ballet 472506-74 Middle/HS Pointe 472506-75 Advanced Ballet*

Day W T W W M

Time Place 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. DISC 5:30p.m.-6:15p.m. PARC 9 - 10 a.m. DISC 10 - 10:30 a.m. DISC 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. PARC

Tap (June 23 - July 17) Code Class 472505-81 Kinder Tap 472505-82 Tap (grades 1 - 5) 472505-83 Middle/HS Tap 472505-84 Advanced Tap* 472505-85 Advanced Modern* 472505-88 Young at Heart 40+

Day M T T Th Th T

Time Place 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. DISC 7 - 7:45 p.m. PARC 9 - 10 a.m. DISC 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. PARC 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. PARC 10 - 11 a.m. DISC

Jazz/Hip Hop (June 23 - July 15) Code Class 472504-14 Kinder Jazz 472517-38 Jazz/HH (grades 1 - 5) 472517-39 Middle/HS Jazz

Day M T T

Time 11 - 11:30 a.m. 6:15 - 7 p.m. 11 a.m. - noon

Place DISC PARC DISC

Lyrical (June 23 - July 16) Code Class Day Time Place 472516-31 Middle/HS Lyrical W 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. DISC 472516-32 Advanced Lyrical* M 7 - 8 p.m. PARC Adult Classes - Ages 18 & Up (June 23 - July 16) Code Class Day Time 472505-87 Young at Heart Pilates, M 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Yoga, & Dance (PiYoDa) 472505-86 Cardio Tap M 12 - 12:45 p.m. 472504-15 Cardio Jazz T 12 - 12:45 p.m. 472506-76 Adult Noon Ballet W 12 - 12:45 p.m. Fee: $35 ($30 with resident discount) * Teacher placement required

Place DISC DISC DISC DISC

Drama Classes

Fairy Tale Stories Actors ages 3 - 6 can explore classic fairy tales, then have fun recreating each story with basic props and costumes! Sign up for each activity separately. Code Fairy Tale Age Day 492102-77 Hansel & Gretel 3 - 6 F 492102-78 Three Little Pigs 3 - 6 F 492102-79 Pinocchio 3 - 6 F 492102-80 Jack & the Beanstalk 3 - 6 F Fee: $10 ($8 resident discount) Location: PARC, 2020 N. Oakland

Date June 20 June 27 July 11 July 18

Time 9-10:30a.m. 9-10:30a.m. 9-10:30a.m. 9-10:30a.m.

Putting It Together Students ages 7 - 14 will explore the fairy tale version of “Stinky Cheese Head” while developing and advancing skills in vocal work, character creation, and stage movement. Code Age Day Date Time 492102-81 7 - 14 F June 20 - July 18* 10:30 - 11:45 a.m. *Does not meet on July 4 Fee: $40 ($32 resident discount) Location: PARC, 2020 N. Oakland

Dance Class Descriptions

Toddlers in Action is an adult/child class which will engage your toddler with music, creative play, dance and action. Classwork uses rhythm instruments, mats, balls, and more. Intro classes are designed for 3 & 4 year-olds with playful games that enhance the child’s coordination and introduce basic ballet concepts. Kinder classes are designed for 4 - 6 year-olds, introducing them to the fundamental skills of jazz, tap, and/or ballet. Classes for 1st - 5th graders challenge new and continuing dance students in jazz, hip hop, tap, and ballet. Includes warm-ups, across-the-floor learning, terminology, and dance combinations. Classes for middle school and high school students in ballet, jazz/hip hop, lyrical and tap will continue with the development of the young dancer with across-the floor exercises and center technique, ending with a dance routine. Advanced classes in modern, lyrical, tap, and ballet are designed to be challenging and invigorating, building on technique, terminology, flexibility, and strength. Adult classes include Cardio Tap which uses tap steps to get you moving. Cardio Jazz includes warm up, acrossthe-floor, and dance routines. Noon Ballet Class includes barre and center floor work. Young at Heart PiYoDa combines pilates, yoga, and dance, and focuses on alignment, movement and fun. Young at Heart Tap is a class designed for the mature student to gain flexibility, terminology, and strength. Tap shoes are required.


Special Recreation 31 SPECIAL RECREATION ASSOCIATION The Decatur Park District’s Special Recreation Association, in cooperation with the villages of Forsyth and Mt. Zion, is dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities in the greater Decatur area. Through advocacy, awareness and inclusion, the SRA provides recreation programs to promote a successful leisure lifestyle. Activities, including field trips, concerts, sporting events, shows, dances, and more are included in a monthly calendar. Programs are designed specifically for those with developmental disabilities and are led by qualified, caring, experienced staff. To receive the calendar of events and information about Special Olympics, call Dana Floyd at 429-7750.

Dances at the KC Hall

Camp I Can

A night of music, dancing, and snacks! Dances are held the first Wednesday of every month from 6 - 8 p.m. at the KC Hall.

Swim, create arts and crafts, and visit the zoo in this camp designed uniquely for special kids with special needs. Fun activities at Nelson Park, Fairview Pool, Scovill Zoo and more!

Dinner Club

Code Age Day Date Time 529130-17 6 - 14 M - F June 2 - 6 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 529130-18 6 - 14 M - F June 9 - 13 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 529130-19 6 - 14 M - F June 16 - 20 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 529130-20 6 - 14 M - F June 23 - 27 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 529130-21 6 - 14 M - F June 30 - July 3 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 529130-22 6 - 14 M - F July 7 - 11 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Location: TBA Fee: $62 ($57 with resident discount)

Dine out with your friends! Dinner Club is held the fourth Tuesday and Wednesday of every month. You’ll enjoy great food and a great atmosphere at Decatur area restaurants.

BINGO BINGO is held once a month. Seven games are featured, along with great prizes, drinks and snacks.

Movie Night Join your friends on the first Tuesday of the month for a night at the movies. Transportation provided.

Camp F.I.R.E.

Camp F.I.R.E. (Fostering Independent Recreation Education) is for youth aged 15 - 21 who are enrolled in High School with an IEP. Participants in this extension of Camp I Can will learn Special Olympics sports, take field trips, learn how to become more independent, and have a great time! Code Age Day Date Time 529140-18 15 - 21 M - F June 9 - 13 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 529140-19 15 - 21 M - F June 16 - 20 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 529140-20 15 - 21 M - F June 23 - 27 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 529140-21 15 - 21 M - F June 30 - July 3 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 529140-22 15 - 21 M - F July 7 - 11 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Location: TBA Fee: $62 ($57 with resident discount)

Special Olympics

Athletes can participate in Special Olympics events year-round! Sports include basketball, bowling, track and field, snowshoeing, and volleyball. Volleyball teams that advance to State will compete at the end of October. Participants must be at least 8 years old and have a current medical application on file.


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Johns Hill Center, 601 S. Jasper Classes, special events and trips are open to adults aged 55+. Programs are held at Johns Hill Center unless otherwise noted. For a list of trips and activities, sign up to receive our quarterly newsletter. Contact Dana Floyd at 429-7750 or visit decaturparks.org for more info. Join us!

Bunco Roll the dice! This game is easy to learn and can be played with any number of people. Prizes are awarded each month. Date: Time: Fee:

3rd Tuesday of each month 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. $4 per person (+$1 for snacks)

Ceramics Relax your soul as you create with your hands. This class is open to beginning and advanced students. Date: Wednesdays Time: 1 - 4 p.m.

Game Day Enjoy a good old-fashioned game of cards! Play bridge, rummy or pinochle. You do not need to bring a partner.

Intermediate Watercolor Class Date: Time: Fee: Location:

Thursdays, Feb. - May & Sept. - Dec. 9 - 11 a.m. $25 per semester Johns Hill Center

Just for Seniors! FIT 3 at the DISC If you’re age 50 or better, get healthy with Fit 3! Our certified instructors provide individualized training on the fitness machines, then develop a program just for you. Receive 3 FREE visits to the DISC, newsletters with information on health screenings, and valuable health tips provided by Decatur Memorial Hospital. The Fit 3 program benefits from a generous donation from the Whinnery Trust.

Wii Wednesdays This extension of the Fit 3 program offers the benefits of social interaction, exercise, and coordination. Participants play fun, mentally and physically challenging games on the Wii. Work out your mind and have a great time doing it! Refreshments will be served. Date: 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month Location: DISC, 1295 W. Wood Fee: Free for 50+ year-olds

Date: Fridays Time: 1 - 4 p.m. Fee: $1 refreshment donation

Health Screenings

Holiday Activities

Date: March 12 & April 9 Location: DISC, 1295 W. Wood Time: 7 - 9 a.m.

Day Date Time Easter Brunch Monday April 21 11 a.m. Mothers’ Day Lunch Friday May 9 noon Summer Cookout Friday June 13 noon Pork Chop Lunch Tuesday July 22 noon 11th annual Luau Monday Aug. 25 noon Spaghetti Dinner Friday Sept. 12 noon Location: Johns Hill Center, 601 S. Jasper Fee: $9 per meal RSVP: Complete registration at least 1 week in advance Note: Transportation is provided to and from lunches for an additional $2.

Door-to-door transportation is available for just $2.00 per trip. Call 429-3472!

Take advantage of the DISC’s FREE or low-cost health screenings provided by DMH each month from 7 - 9 a.m.

Forever Fit This low impact class is designed to improve flexibility, endurance, and strength for participants, leading to more energy, confidence, and satisfaction in their daily lives. Each class includes resistance training, balance training, low impact aerobics and stretching. Date: M/W/F Time: 8 - 8:45 a.m. Location: DISC Dance Studio 1 Fee: $2.25 per class FREE w/DISC Annual Pass


Meeting & Banquet Facilities 33 Scovill Garden House: 421-7435

Meeting & Banquet Facilities • Receptions • Weddings • Rehearsal Dinners

• Groom’s Golf Outing • Bridal Showers • Corporate Meetings

With delicious meals and friendly, professional service, the Decatur Park District’s Banquets staff is ready to make your next gathering an event to remember! Call 4225911 to schedule your next meeting, reception or special event! For more info and photos, visit decatur-parks.org.

Scovill Banquet Facility: 421-7470 Your wedding reception or corporate meeting will be one to remember as you overlook the 9th green at Scovill Golf Course from the sweeping outdoor deck. Room may be divided for smaller groups; max is 200. AV equipment is available.

Hickory Point Banquet Facility: 421-6657 Enjoy a magnificent view of Hickory Point Golf Course! Beautiful cathedral ceilings provide a dramatic setting for your next meeting, reception or party. AV equipment is available. Combine your meeting with a round of golf, and save with our corporate golf package rates.

Anne & Al Swartz Pavilion 421-6657 Schedule your next special occasion at the Anne & Al Swartz Pavilion at Hickory Point! This beautiful structure, with sweeping views of the golf course, features weatherresistant fabric wind screens, catering options, and space for 450 guests.

Enjoy the view of Lake Decatur in this beautiful former summer home of Guy and Rose Scovill. Surrounded by nature, the Scovill Garden House features kitchen facilities and seating for up to 40 guests. Perfect for showers, reunions and corporate retreats. Fee: $125 on weekdays; $150 on weekends & holidays

Pavilion Rental: 422-5911 Rent a Decatur Park District pavilion for your next family reunion, picnic, or church gathering! Rental agreements for the upcoming season may be made the first working day in January. Available from Easter October.

Decatur Indoor Sports Center: 429-3472 Need lots of space for your next event? The DISC offers the perfect setting for expos, seminars, meetings and parties. Choose from the main gym, auxiliary gym or small meeting room.

Shilling Environmental Education Center 421-7435 Located on the grounds of Scovill Zoo, the Shilling Center is the perfect site for your next conference, meeting, wedding reception, or reunion. Rent for a few hours or the entire weekend. Catering options are available!

Scovill Park Gazebo: 421-7435 Walk down the aisle surrounded by flowers. Say “I do” in the gardens in Scovill Park. The gazebo can be rented from Easter - October. Fee: $150 based on 4-hour rental Rental Times: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. or 5 - 9 p.m.

Official Beverage Supplier

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Decatur Airport

Park District Class/Activity Registration The Park District’s resident/non-resident fee structure was developed to ensure the fairest possible pricing for programs and services. Decatur residents make contributions to the operation of the agency through their property taxes. If you live within Decatur Park District boundaries, you benefit from “resident” rates. To receive this rate, you will need to provide proof of residency the first time you register. Proof will not be required again, unless your address changes. Acceptable forms of proof include a valid driver’s license or current electric, gas, or water bill. Online Online registration for most Park District classes and activities is available! To begin the online registration process and set up your household account, create an account at decatur-parks.org, visit the DISC in person, or call 429-3472. If you already have a current household

account, user ID, and password, simply log on to decaturparks.org and select the programs you wish! Mail, Phone, Fax, or Register in Person! You may also mail, fax, or phone in your completed registration form. VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, check, and debit cards are all accepted. Decatur Indoor Sports Center (DISC) 1295 W. Wood, Decatur IL 62522 Fax: 421-6642 Phone: 429-3472 Administrative Office 620 E. Riverside Ave., Decatur IL 62521 Phone: 422-5911 Fax: 421-7422 Registration Times Registration begins on March 13 for most summer classes.


Registration Form 35 Family Information (please print clearly) Parent/Guardian Name:

□ Park District Resident □ Non-resident

Address:

City:

Phone: (Home) (Work)

Zip:

(Cell)

Email:

Participant Registration *Please indicate if shirt size is a youth or an adult size, if applicable to class. Participant’s Full Name

Date Gender Birth (mm/dd/yy)

School

Grade Class Code

Class Name

Shirt Fee Size

□M □F □M □F □M □F □M □F □M □F □M □F I would like to contribute to the Park District’s Fun for All Scholarship Program to enable economically disadvantaged youth the opportunity to participate. (Please enclose tax-deductible donation). Thank you!

□ Please contact me regarding ADA accommodations. A minimum of $8.00 will be charged for all refunds.

Total Payment:

Waiver & Release of All Claims and Assumptions of Risk

Please read this form carefully and be aware that in signing up and participating in this program, you will be expressly assuming the risk and legal liability and waiving and releasing all claims for injuries, damages or loss which you or your minor child/ward might sustain as a result of participating in any and all activities connected with and associated with this program, including transportation services and vehicle operations, when provided. I recognize and acknowledge that there are certain risks of physical injury to participants in this program, and I voluntarily agree to assume the full risk of any and all injuries, damages or loss, regardless of severity, that my minor child/ward or I may sustain as a result of said participation. I further agree to waive and relinquish all claims I or my minor child/ward may have (or accrue to me or my child/ward) as a result of participating in this program against the Decatur Park District, including its officials, agents, volunteers and employees (hereinafter collectively referred as “Decatur Park District”). Photo Disclaimer: I understand that my child/ward or I may be photographed or videotaped while participating in a Decatur Park District program. I give permission for photos and videotapes of my child/ward or me to be used to promote the Park District. Such photos and videotapes will remain the property of the Decatur Park District. I do hereby fully release and forever discharge the Decatur Park District from any and all claims for injuries, damages, or loss that my minor child/ward or I may have or which may accrue to me or my minor child/ward and arising out of, connected with, or in any way associated with this program/activity. I have read and fully understand the above waiver and release of all claims and assumption of risk. Signature (18 years or older or Parent/Guardian)

Date

NOTE: The Decatur Park District does not carry medical or accident insurance for its participants. The cost of such insurance would make programs cost prohibitive. We suggest that you look at your own insurance policy to be sure you are adequately covered. The Park District assumes no responsibility for personal injuries or loss of personal property.

Payment Information

□ Cash □ Check (please make checks payable to Decatur Park District) Check #:

□ Credit Card □ Visa

Driver’s License #: Exp:

□ MasterCard □ Discover □ American Express Card #: CVV#: Exp.: Signature:


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2014 Spring/Summer Activity Guide  

The Decatur Park District's 2014 Spring/Summer Activity Guide