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BEGINS MAY 14 The PROGRAM GUIDE of the DES PLAINES PARK DISTRICT


Administrative & Leisure Center • 2222 Birch Street • Des Plaines, IL 60018 P: 847-391-5700 j F: 847-391-5707 j www.DPParks.org

Summer 2012 Registration Dates Residents ......................................................... Monday, May 14 Non-Residents ................................................. Monday, May 21 Classes Begin..................................................... Monday, June 4

Summer Program Registration Hours Monday–Friday, beginning May 14 .................8:30am–5:00pm Online: May 14 and May 21..........................................12:01am The Spectrum is delivered via US Mail. The Park District is not responsible for delivery. Copies are available at all Park District facilities, Des Plaines City Hall, the Des Plaines Public Library, and the Des Plaines History Center. You can also view the entire Spectrum on our website: www.DPParks.org.

Plan ahead: Fall 2012 Registration Dates Residents ..................................................... Monday, August 20 Non-Residents ............................................. Monday, August 27 Classes Begin.........................................Monday, September 10

Leisure Center Summer Hours The Leisure Center is closed on these holidays: Monday, May 28 (Memorial Day); Wednesday, July 4; Monday, September 3 (Labor Day) Building Hours Weekdays........................................................ 7:00 am–9:00 pm Saturdays........................................................ 8:30 am–6:00 pm Sundays .......................................................... 1:00 pm–5:00 pm Regular Office Hours Monday–Friday............................................... 8:30 am–5:00 pm Saturday & Sunday...........................................................Closed

Park District Facilities Golf Center Des Plaines.................................... 847-803-4653 353 N. River Road, 60016 Lake Park ........................................................... 847-391-5730 Lake Park Golf Course • Lake Park Marina 1015 Howard Avenue, 60018 Leisure Center (ALC)........................................ 847-391-5700 2222 Birch Street, 60018 ALC After Hours Emergency # ............................ 847-668-6983 Mountain View Adventure Center.................. 847-391-5733 Miniature Golf • Batting Cages • Skate & BMX Bike Park 510 E. Algonquin Road, 60016 Mystic Waters Family Aquatic Center.............. 847-391-5740 2025 Miner Street, 60016 Chippewa Pool: 197 N. Eighth Street, 60016 Iroquois Pool: 2400 Maple Street, at Touhy Avenue, 60018 Oakwood Maintenance Facility...................... 847-391-5744 1300 Oakwood Street, 60016 Prairie Lakes Community Center .................... 847-391-5711 Prairie Lakes Fitness Center • Prairie Lakes Theater 515 E. Thacker Street, 60016 PLCC After Hours Emergency # .......................... 847-391-5713 Teen Center Des Plaines ................................... 847-391-5700 2222 Birch Street, 60018 Teen Center Emergency # ................................... 847-668-6983

Park Board Meetings

The Des Plaines Park Board of Commissioners meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm. The public is encouraged to attend. David L. Markworth Board Room Administrative & Leisure Center, 2222 Birch Street

Board of Commissioners* James F. Grady, President.................................. 847- 391- 5700 Jim@jimgradyhomes.com Joseph Weber, Vice-President ........................... 847- 391- 5700 jweber@dpparks.org Donald J. Rosedale, Treasurer........................... 847- 827 - 0446 rosie0446@comcast.net Jana Bishop Haas, Commissioner..................... 847- 297- 5111 jhaas1@wideopenwest.com William J. Yates, Commissioner........................ 847- 391- 5700 byates@dpparks.org *Effective May 15,2012

Contact Us

General Inquiries: pr @ DPParks.org Staff e-mail addresses are listed on the website: DPParks.org

Administrative Staff • 847-391-5700 John P. Hecker, Executive Director jh @DPParks.org Linda Traina, Superintendent of Recreation ltraina @DPParks.org Paul A. Cathey, Superintendent of Parks & Planning paulc @DPParks.org • 847-803-4653 Donald Miletic, Superintendent of Business & Golf Operations dm @DPParks.org Brian Panek, Manager of Golf and Facilities.......847-803-4653 Gene Haring, Marketing and Communications...847-391-5087 M. Spencer Reed, IT Manager ..............................847-391-5700 Deborah Hermanson, Administrative Assistant 847-391-5096

Parks Department Staff • 847-391-5744 Doug Dohlen, Assistant Superintendent of Parks & Planning Ed Kelley, Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor Steve Krotz, Landscape Maintenance Supervisor Don Prellberg, Special Projects Supervisor Ken Rochau, Building Services Supervisor Recreation Department Staff Jennifer Boys, Asst. Superintendent of Recreation 847-391-5711 Joshua Cantres, Athletic Supervisor ......................847-391-5711 Karyn Roth, Recreation Supervisor ......................847-391-5700 Shelli Sarg, Facilities Manager................................847-391-5711 Nancy Suwalski, Cultural Arts Supervisor ............847-391-5711 Desiree van Thorre, Aquatics and..........................847-391-5700 Youth Programs Supervisor

General Information Building Rentals ..................................................847-391-5705 Program & Events Update Hotline ......................847-391-5705 TTY/TTD ............................................................847-966-8897 Des Plaines History Center ..............................847-391-5399 Frisbie Senior Center ........................................847-768-5944 M-NASR ..............................................................847-966-5522


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Des Plaines Park District • 847-391-5700 • DPParks.org • Complete Summer Camp registration information is on page 8.


Lake Park Camps Beautiful Lake Park now is the site of three wonderful camps! Visit our website at www.DPParks.org, where you can download all summer camp information. Parent Information Packets are also available at the Leisure Center, or call 847-391-5700 and we’ll be happy to mail one to you.

Early Bird Registration Enroll in Summer Day Camps by May 13 and save!

Adventure Camp at Lake Park

Ages 8–14 Are you a bit more on the adventurous side? Do you want to go on a wide variety of fields trips everyday? Then Adventure Camp is what you are looking for! Each session is 2 weeks long. While at camp, you do a bit of everything: trips to water parks, baseball games, zoos, movies, laser tag, rock climbing, entertainment centers (Enchanted Castle, Odyssey Fun World), bowling, canoeing, and more. Plus, each session we enjoy an overnight campout at Rock Cut State Park. This camp is limited to only 26 adventurers per session, so sign up quickly. You can attend one session or enjoy all five, because the destinations vary in each camp session. Tentative details for all five camp sessions are available on our website! Camper receives one shirt per summer, which they are required to wear on all field trips. Extra shirts may be purchased for $6. Please note: Lunch is not provided. Campers should bring a sack lunch or money to purchase lunch on the trips Min/Max: 10/26 Lake Park, 9:00am–4:00pm Two-week sessions R: $312/NR: $390 After 5/13: R: $324/NR: $405 Session 1 6/4–6/8* # 1-65301-1 Session 2 6/11–6/22 # 1-65301-2 Session 3 6/25–7/6** # 1-65301-3 Session 4 7/9–7/20 # 1-65301-4 Session 5 7/23–8/3 # 1-65301-5 Session 6 8/6–8/17 # 1-65301-6 *Session 1 is one-week only. R: $156/NR: $195 After 5/13: R: $162/NR: $203 **Session 3: no camp on Wednesday, July 4th. R: $281/NR: $352 After 5/13: R: $292/NR: $365 Payment plan information is on page 8.

Information about Scholarships and Refunds is on page 8.

Camp Chickagami at Lake Park

Ages 6–14 • Our most popular camp! This camp gives the camper the true day camp experience filled with action packed days to keep the campers busy and wanting to come back for more! Activities include: swimming, sports and games, fishing, paddle boats, crafts, learning about nature, special events, two weekly field trips, and more! Camper receives one shirt per summer, which they are required to wear on all field trips. Extra shirts may be purchased for $6. Please note: Lunch is not provided. Campers should bring a sack lunch or money to purchase lunch on the trips. Min/Max: 20/120 Lake Park, 9:00am–4:00pm One-week sessions R: $114/NR: $141 After 5/13: R: $120/NR: $147 Session 1 6/4–6/8 # 1-65201-1 Session 2 6/11–6/15 # 1-65201-2 Session 3 6/18–6/22 # 1-65201-3 Session 4 6/25–6/29 # 1-65201-4 Session 5* 7/2–7/6 # 1-65201-5 Session 6 7/9–7/13 # 1-65201-6 Session 7 7/16–7/20 # 1-65201-7 Session 8 7/23–7/27 # 1-65201-8 Session 9 7/30–8/3 # 1-65201-9 Session 10 8/6–8/10 # 1-65201-10 Session 11 8/13–8/17 # 1-65201-11 *Session 5: no camp on Wednesday, July 4. R: $90/NR: $114 After 5/13: R: $93/NR: $117 Payment plan information is on page 8.

Camp Opeka at Lake Park

Ages 6–12 Come experience all that Lake Park has to offer. This camp provides each camper with lots of outdoor fun. Activities include sports, games, crafts, outdoor play, fishing, and paddle boats. Special events take place each week, and campers will go swimming at Iroquois Pool twice each week.+ Please note: Campers must bring a sack lunch. Min/Max: 20/50 Lake Park, 9:00am–4:00pm One-week sessions R: $66/NR: $81 After 5/13: R: $69/NR: $86 Session 1+ 6/4–6/8 # 1-65204-1 Session 2 6/11–6/15 # 1-65204-2 Session 3 6/18–6/22 # 1-65204-3 Session 4 6/25–6/29 # 1-65204-4 Session 5* 7/2–7/6 # 1-65204-5 Session 6 7/9–7/13 # 1-65204-6 Session 7 7/16–7/20 # 1-65204-7 Session 8 7/23–7/27 # 1-65204-8 Session 9 7/30–8/3 # 1-65204-9 Session 10 + 8/6–8/10 # 1-65204-10 Session 11+ 8/13–8/17 # 1-65204-11 *Session 5: no camp on Wednesday, July 4. R: $54/NR: $69 After 5/13: R: $57/NR: $74 +No swimming at Iroquois these sessions Payment plan information is on page 8.

Before and After Care ........Lake Park Camps........

Drop-off and pick-up at the North Picnic Shelter (Lee & Howard.) Before Care (Morning) Monday–Friday 7:00–9:00am R: $25/NR: $31 per session Session 1 6/4–6/8 # 1-65021-1 Session 2 6/11–6/15 # 1-65021-2 Session 3 6/18–6/22 # 1-65021-3 Session 4 6/25–6/29 # 1-65021-4 Session 5* 7/2–7/6 # 1-65021-5 Session 6 7/9–7/13 # 1-65021-6 Session 7 7/16–7/20 # 1-65021-7 Session 8 7/23–7/27 # 1-65021-8 Session 9 7/30–8/3 # 1-65021-9 Session 10 8/6–8/10 # 1-65021-10 Session 11 8/13–8/17 # 1-65021-11 *Session 5: no camps on Wednesday, July 4. R: $20/NR: $24 After Care (Afternoon) Monday–Friday 4:00–6:00pm R: $25/NR: $31 per session Session 1 6/4–6/8 # 1-65022-1 Session 2 6/11–6/15 # 1-65022-2 Session 3 6/18–6/22 # 1-65022-3 Session 4 6/25–6/29 # 1-65022-4 Session 5* 7/2–7/6 # 1-65022-5 Session 6 7/9–7/13 # 1-65022-6 Session 7 7/16–7/20 # 1-65022-7 Session 8 7/23–7/27 # 1-65022-8 Session 9 7/30–8/3 # 1-65022-9 Session 10 8/6–8/10 # 1-65022-10 Session 11 8/13–8/17 # 1-65022-11 *Session 5: no camps on Wednesday, July 4. R: $20/NR: $24

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Complete Summer Camp registration information is on page 8.


Arndt Park Adventurers

Ages 5–12* Are you ready to have lots of fun, meet new friends, and embark on a new adventure each week? If so, this camp is right for you! A wide variety of activities include sports, games, crafts, and outdoor play. Each week there are two walking field trips: to the Leisure Center Game Room, and to swim at Iroquois Pool. Detailed camp information is located in the parent packet and weekly newsletters. *Camper must be 5 years old by 9/1/11. Min/Max: 10/70 Arndt Park and Fieldhouse Monday–Friday, 7:30am–5:30pm 1–week sessions R: $64.50/NR: $81 After 5/13: R: $67.50/NR: $84 Session 1+ 6/4–6/8 #1-65501-1 Session 2 6/11–6/15 #1-65501-2 Session 3 6/18–6/22 #1-65501-3 Session 4 6/25–6/29 #1-65501-4 Session 5* 7/2–7/6 #1-65501-5 Session 6 7/9–7/13 #1-65501-6 Session 7 7/16–7/20 #1-65501-7 Session 8 7/23–7/27 #1-65501-8 Session 9 7/30–8/3 #1-65501-9 Session 10 + 8/6–8/10 #1-65501-10 Session 11+ 8/13–8/17 #1-65501-11 *Session 5: no camps on Wednesday, July 4 R: $51/NR$63 After 5/13: R: $54/NR: $66 +No swimming at Iroquois in these sessions. Payment plan information is on page 8.

West Park Explorers

Ages 5–12* Fill your summer with friends and fun. Explore a new themed adventure each week. Activities include sports, games, crafts, and outdoor play. We attend Dance & Arts Camp Show (alternating Fridays) and Chippewa Pool+ (bus trip). We also play at the Mountain View Mini Golf Adventure Center (alternating Fridays). Detailed camp information is located in the parent packet and weekly newsletters. *Camper must be 5 by 9/1/2011 for this camp. Min/Max: 10/70 West Park and Fieldhouse Monday–Friday, 7:30am–5:30pm 1–week sessions R: $64.50/NR: $81 After 5/13: R: $67.50/NR: $84 Session 1+ 6/4–6/8 #1-65502-1 Session 2 6/11–6/15 #1-65502-2 Session 3 6/18–6/22 #1-65502-3 Session 4 6/25–6/29 #1-65502-4 Session 5* 7/2–7/6 #1-65502-5 Session 6 7/9–7/13 #1-65502-6 Session 7 7/16–7/20 #1-65502-7 Session 8 7/23–7/27 #1-65502-8 Session 9 7/30–8/3 #1-65502-9 Session 10 8/6–8/10 #1-65502-10 Session 11+ 8/13–8/17 #1-65502-11 *Session 5: no camps on Wednesday, July 4 R: $51/NR: $63 After 5/13: R: $54/NR: $66 +No swimming at Chippewa Pool this session Payment plan information is on page 8.

Camp Pioneer

Ages 3–5 Join us at the Leisure Center for this popular, fun camp. Activities include nature study, crafts, sports, games, theme days, singing, safety education, and story time. All campers should bring a snack and a drink for each session. If you are signed up for both session each day, please be sure to bring a lunch. Min/Max: 10/24 Leisure Center, Room 110 Monday–Friday AM Session: 7:30am–12:30pm PM Session: 12:30–5:30pm For children staying all day, camp staff will supervise lunch from noon–12:30pm. R: $87/NR: $99 per session After 5/13: R: $90/NR: $102 Session 1 6/4–6/8 AM, 7:30am–12:30pm #1-65101-1 PM, 12:30–5:30pm #1-65101-2 Session 2 6/11–6/15 AM, 7:30am–12:30pm #1-65102-1 PM, 12:30–5:30pm #1-65102-2 Session 3 6/18–6/22 AM, 7:30am–12:30pm #1-65103-1 PM, 12:30–5:30pm #1-65103-2 Session 4 6/25–6/29 AM, 7:30am–12:30pm #1-65104-1 PM, 12:30–5:30pm #1-65104-2 Session 5* 7/2–7/6 AM, 7:30am–12:30pm #1-65105-1 PM, 12:30–5:30pm #1-65105-2 Session 6 7/9–7/13 AM, 7:30am–12:30pm #1-65106-1 PM, 12:30–5:30pm #1-65106-2 Session 7 7/16–7/20 AM, 7:30am–12:30pm #1-65107-1 PM, 12:30–5:30pm #1-65107-2 Session 8 7/23–7/27 AM, 7:30am–12:30pm #1-65108-1 PM, 12:30–5:30pm #1-65108-2 Session 9 7/30–8/3 AM, 7:30am–12:30pm #1-65109-1 PM, 12:30–5:30pm #1-65109-2 Session 10 8/6–8/10 AM, 7:30am–12:30pm #1-65110-1 PM, 12:30–5:30pm #1-65110-2 Session 11 8/13–8/17 AM, 7:30am–12:30pm #1-65111-1 PM, 12:30–5:30pm #1-65111-2 *Session 5 R: $57/NR: $69 After 5/13: R: $60/NR: $72 Payment plan information is on page 8.

Complete Summer Camp registration information is on page 8

Arndt Park Adventurers Swimming Lessons

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For the first time, this summer we are offering swimming lessons for our Arndt Park Adventures Campers. Lessons are available during Sessions 3–9 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:00–11:45am. Campers will walk with Counselor to Iroquois Pool; for lessons, then join the rest of camp at the Leisure Center (Mondays) and Iroquois Pool (Wednesdays). Arndt Park Camp Swimming Lessons Min/Max: 10/20 Iroquois Pool Mondays & Wednesdays 11:00–11:45am R: $9/NR: $12 Session 3 6/18–6/20 #1-67047-3 Session 4 6/25–6/27 #1-67047-4 Session 5* No lessons Session 6 7/9–7/11 #1-67047-6 Session 7 7/16–7/18 #1-67047-7 Session 8 7/23–7/25 #1-67047-8 Session 9 7/30–8/1 #1-67047-9

Camp Eagle’s Nest

Relay Race

Friday, August 10 – Sunday, August 12 Ages 8–17 Eagle’s Nest is held at an accredited YMCA Camp, north of Green Bay, Wisconsin. Campers are introduced to the natural environment through recreational adventure that’s simply unlike any urban experience! Campers are separated into age appropriate groups and stay in supervised, modern wooden cabins with bunk beds. Camp activities may include canoeing, hiking, swimming, archery, campfires, cookouts, tent camping, and much more. Note: Departs from the Lake Park Camp Building. Min/Max: 20/50 Friday, 8/10, 9:00am–Sunday, 8/12, 9:00pm R: $183/NR: $229 Boys: #1-65362-1 Girls: #1-65362-2 Sorry, no payment plan option for this camp. Summer Camp Guide • DPParks.org

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Dance & Arts Camps

Each two-week camp features a daily technique class in jazz, ballet, hip-hop or modern. Performances are held on the last Friday of each session at 2pm in the Prairie Lakes Theater. Family and friends are invited to attend! Dance attire should include tights, leotard, shorts and/or a T-shirt. Ballet and/or jazz shoes are recommended but not required. Bring a water bottle, morning snack, and healthy sack lunch. Musical themes are announced on the first day of each session. Fee includes camp photograph, pizza party, camp T-shirt, art supplies, and instruction. Min/Max: 16/36 Prairie Lakes, Theater & Multi-purpose Rooms 1 & 2

For ages 6–10 This two–week camp covers dance and stage presence. You’ll build simple props and scenery, design and make costumes, as well as focusing on several disciplines of dance, including jazz, tap, hip hop, and lyrical.

For ages 11–15 You’ll create more challenging and creative art projects and do more complex dance routines. Camp ReMix participants work on the Dance and Arts Camp show theme; you dance in the morning and create sets and costumes in the afternoon. Session 1 6/18–6/29 Monday–Friday 9:00am–3:00pm R: $210/NR: $264 After 5/13: R: $218/NR: $274 Camp Dance-A-Lot #1-60300-1 Camp ReMix #1-60302-1 Session 2 7/2–7/13* Monday–Friday 9:00am–3:00pm *No camp on Wednesday, July 4. R: $189/NR: $237 After 5/13: R: $197/NR: $247 Camp Dance-A-Lot #1-60300-2 Camp ReMix #1-60302-2 Session 3 7/16–7/27 Monday–Friday 9:00am–3:00pm R: $210/NR: $264 After 5/13: R: $218/NR: $274 Camp Dance-A-Lot #1-60300-3 Camp ReMix #1-60302-3 Session 4 7/30–8/10 Monday–Friday 9:00am–3:00pm R: $210/NR: $264 After 5/13: R: $218/NR: $274 Camp Dance-A-Lot #1-60300-4 Camp ReMix #1-60302-4

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For ages 3–5 Let your tiny dancer come on a magical adventure as they take their first steps in dance. This camp is a combination of creative movement, beginner ballet and jazz. Our fairy tale theme will make camp fun. More than just a dance camp, Tiny Dancers specializes in inspiring a love of dance through an imaginative program designed especially for young children. The camp includes daily instruction in ballet, modern and jazz, along with fine motor exercise through a theme related craft, and their exclusive story and dress-up dance interpretation. The camp culminates with a recital and reception for family and friends on the last Thursday of each session at 2:30pm. The last Friday of each session the campers will be invited to watch the Dance & Arts Camp/Camp ReMix performance. Dance attire should include tights, leotard, shorts and/or a T–shirt. Ballet and/or jazz shoes are recommended but not required. Please provide your camper with a water bottle everyday. Fee includes camp photograph, daily snack, camp T–shirt, art supplies, and instruction. Min/Max: 16/36 Prairie Lakes, Meeting Rooms 1 & 2 Session 1, 6/18–6/29 #1-60304-1 Monday–Friday 12:30–3:00pm R: $105/NR: $132 After 5/13 R: $113/NR: $141 Session 2, 7/2–7/13* #1-60304-2 Monday–Friday 9:00am–3:00pm *No camp on Wednesday, July 4. R: $96/NR: $120 After 5/13: R: $104/NR: $130 Session 3, 7/16–7/27 #1-60304-3 Monday–Friday 12:30–3:00pm R: $105/NR: $132 After 5/13: R: $113/NR: $141 Session 4, 7/30–8/10 #1-60304-4 Monday–Friday 12:30–3:00pm R: $105/NR: $132 After 5/13: R: $113/NR: $141 Payment plan information is on page 8.

Before and After Care Dance & Arts Camps

Two–week sessions Session 1 7:00–9:00am R: $50/NR: $62 3:00–6:00pm R: $75/NR: $94 Session 2 *No camp on Wednesday, July 4 7:00–9:00am R: $45/NR: $56 3:00–6:00pm R: $67/NR: $84 Session 3 7:00–9:00am R: $50/NR: $62 3:00–6:00pm R: $75/NR: $94 Session 4 7:00–9:00am R: $50/NR: $62 3:00–6:00pm R: $75/NR: $94

6/18–6/29 #1-60301-1 #1-60301-2 7/2–7/13* #1-60301-4 #1-60301-5 7/16–7/27 #1-60301-7 #1-60301-8 7/30–8/10 #1-60301-10 #1-60301-11

Rock Cut State Park Camp Out

Ages 8–14 Start your summer off right! First time and experienced campers are invited to join us for an overnight tent campout at Rock Cut State Park in Illinois. We roast marshmallows over an open campfire, enjoy meals cooked outdoors, and participate in a variety of recreational outdoor activities, including a field trip to Volcano Falls and swimming at Magic Waters Aquatic Center in Rockford on Saturday (weather permitting). Tent and food are provided. A parent information packet, with personal supply list, is available on our website and at the Leisure Center. Min/Max: 12/38 Friday, May 25, 9:00am through Saturday, May 26, 5:00pm Trip departs from and returns to the Leisure Center, 2222 Birch Street. R: $78/NR: $98 #1-65203-1 Sorry, no payment plan option for this camp.

Complete Summer Camp registration information is on page 8.


Sailing Camps

Three basic & three intermediate/advanced sailing camps, 1 week each. Ages 8–18 Gone with the Wind! Explore the fundamentals of good sailing, with classes that instruct the basic concepts, to classes that are more intermediate and advanced in technique. This 1-week camp will review wind direction, knot tying, and include on-the-water practice. Min/Max 2/6 per session Michael Stoodley, Instructor Lake Park Marina, 1015 Howard Avenue

Sports Xplosion

Grades 1–8 Let the games begin! This Youth Sports Camp is an opportunity for children from grades 1-8 to fill their days with action packed sports! Age appropriate games will be played with more challenging opportunities for older campers! Games include: mat ball, floor hockey, basketball, soccer, flag football, racquetball, track & field, softball, and dodgeball, just to name a few. In addition, field trips are planned for each session. Counselors are former or current Maine West athletes, and the camp has a 10:1 camper to counselor ratio. Fee includes all equipment use, camp T–shirt, and instruction. Please note: Campers must bring a sack lunch. Min/Max: 10/60 Mary Dankowski & Jerry Stonequist, Camp Directors Monday–Friday, 9:00am–3:00pm Prairie Lakes Community Center, Gym Sports Xplosion 1 (Grades 1-5) Sports Xplosion 2 (Grades 6-8) R: $81/NR: $100.50 After 5/13: R: $84/NR: $105

Basic Sailing

Session 1 Sports Xplosion 1 Sports Xplosion 2

6/11–6/15 #1-41301-1 #1-41302-1

Session 2 Sports Xplosion 1 Sports Xplosion 2

6/18–6/22 #1-41301-2 #1-41302-2

Session 3 Sports Xplosion 1 Sports Xplosion 2

6/25–6/29 #1-41301-3 #1-41302-3

Session 1 June 11–15 R: $225/NR: $270

8:30am–12:30pm #1-15920-1

Session 2 June 18–22 R: $225/NR: $270

Session 4 Sports Xplosion 1 Sports Xplosion 2

7/2 –7/6* #1-41301-4 #1-41302-4

8:30am–12:30pm #1-15920-2

Session 3 June 25–29 R: $225/NR: $270

Session 5 Sports Xplosion 1 Sports Xplosion 2

7/9–7/13 #1-41301-5 #1-41302-5

8:30am–12:30pm #1-15920-3

Session 6 Sports Xplosion 1 Sports Xplosion 2

7/16– 7/20 #1-41301-6 #1-41302-6

Session 7 Sports Xplosion 1 Sports Xplosion 2

7/23– 7/27 #1-41301-7 #1-41302-7

Session 8 Sports Xplosion 1 Sports Xplosion 2

7/30– 8/3 #1-41301-8 #1-41302-8

Session 9 Sports Xplosion 1 Sports Xplosion 2

8/6– 8/10 #1-41301-9 #1-41302-9

Intermediate/Advanced Sailing Session 1 July 9-13 R: $225/NR: $270

8:30- 12:30pm #1-15921-1

Session 2 July 16–20 R: $225/NR: $270

8:30am–12:30pm #1-15921-2

Session 3 June 23-27 R: $225/NR: $270

8:30am–12:30pm #1-15921-3

Adult Sailing Lessons are available throughout the season on weekday evenings. Please ask for details at the Lake Park Clubhouse, or call 847-391-5730.

Session 10 8/13– 8/17 Sports Xplosion 1 #1-41301-10 Sports Xplosion 2 #1-41302-10 *Session 4: no camp on Wednesday, July 4 R: $63/NR: $75 After 5/13: R: $65/NR: $81 Payment plan information is on page 8.

Look! More Sports Camps are are pages 36-37

Complete Summer Camp registration information is on page 8

Before and After Care Sports Xplosion AM Session (7:00–9:00am) R: $25/NR: $31 PM Session (3:00–6:00pm) R: $37/NR: $46 Session 1 6/11–6/15 AM #1-41303-1 PM #1-41304-1 Session 2 6/18–6/22 AM #1-41303-2 PM #1-41304-2 Session 3 6/25–6/29 AM #1-41303-3 PM #1-41304-3 Session 4 7/2–7/6* AM #1-41303-4 PM #1-41304-4 Session 5 7/9–7/13 AM #1-41303-5 PM #1-41304-5 Session 6 7/16–7/20 AM #1-41303-6 PM #1-41304-6 Session 7 7/23–7/27 AM #1-41303-7 PM #1-41304-7 Session 8 7/30–8/3 AM #1-41303-8 PM #1-41304-8 Session 9 8/6–8/10 AM #1-41303-9 PM #1-41304-9 Session 10 8/13–8/17 AM #1-41303-10 PM #1-41304-10 *No camp 7/4

Camp Friends!

Sports programs for all ages are on pages 31–37. Summer Camp Guide • DPParks.org

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Summer Camp Registration In–Person • Online • Fax

Registration is now in progress! Step 1. Complete the registration form and attach correct payment. Make checks payable to the Des Plaines Park District. Be sure to read and sign the waiver on the form. Step 2. When you come to register, bring proof of residency, e.g.: a current driver’s license or a recent utility bill showing your name and current address. NOTE: Web Registration requires that payment be made in full.

Summer Camp Refund Policy • 90% refund for all requests received and date stamped on or before May 18, 2012. • 75% refund for all requests received and date stamped by the first day of the registered camp session. • All refunds received after the first day of a session are prorated from the time the request is received and date stamped by our office; all refunds are assessed a 25% processing fee.

Assistance

Park District staff is not capable of providing bathroom assistance to those individuals who cannot care for themselves. Please contact 847-391-5700 for further information or clarification. If you are in need of assistance from our Maine Niles Special Recreation Association please check the Americans with Disabilities Act Need Accommodation box on the Des Plaines Park District program registration form. Please note that all requests for M-NASR assistance in our programs must be made at least one week in advance of the program start date. Unfortunately, we may not be able to fulfill requests made with less than one week’s notice. Parents are responsible for informing the Park District of any physical or emotional limitations that may limit or impair their children’s participation in activities that are conducted in the camp session for which they are registering. Children enrolled in Park District programs are not released to anyone other than a parent or guardian. Persons desiring a different procedure must inform the camp supervisor, in writing, prior to camp. For detailed information on our camp programs, parent packets will be mailed to your house or can be found on our website: www.DPParks.org

Scholarship Information

Program scholarships are available for individuals unable to afford program fees. Scholarship requests should be submitted at least three weeks prior to all program registration. An approved scholarship is required for camp registration at a reduced fee. Approved scholarship applications do not guarantee acceptance into programs; all general registration procedures should be followed. Applications are available on our website, at the Leisure Center or Prairie Lakes during business hours, or by calling 847-391-5700.

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e m i t n ! u f s i e m i t r e m m u S Here’s a sample of what’s in store all summer long at the Park District. Seek. Find. Enjoy!

THE KING AND I

Grades 5–10

JULY 26–AUGUST 5

at Mountain View

Opens June 2

Pool Passes are on sale now!

New Memberships! Play more. Save all summer.

Leagues, lessons and memberships.

May 19

at Mountain View

Pet-Pooch-Pedal Parade Touch A Truck Climbing Wall Kids’ Dash

Spring Fun Fair Free! For all ages. June 27 – July 26.

Perfect for parties and group outings.

July 14, 8:00am start • Register now at Active.com

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Art in the Park

Kids are invited to come join us as we explore the wide, wonderful world of Arts and Crafts. Every child will leave with a completed project.

Free! • 6:00–7:00pm Lake Park Memorial Pavilion • 2200 Lee Street (at Fargo Avenue) WEATHER INFORMATION HOTLINE: 847-391-5705 In case of rain, Live at the Lake events are cancelled. Please call the weather hotline or visit www.DPParks.org after 6:00pm for final performance information.

Wednesday, June 27 • 7:00–7:45pm

Barefoot Hawaiian For over 25 years, this professional, authentic Polynesian-style performing troupe has thrilled audiences of all ages with their dynamic dances, dramatic drumming, and beautiful, vibrant costumes and props. Come enjoy this always exciting and popular group, as they recreate the brilliant colors and exotic rhythms of the islands! Barefoothawaiian.com

Thursday, June 28 • 7:00–8:00pm

Park District Community Concert Band Under the direction of Lawrence J. Carle, these popular concert programs include selections from the band’s wide repertoire of classics, popular hits and movie scores. Bring a lawn chair or blankets and enjoy some wonderful music, the cool lake breeze and a beautiful sunset. Desplainesconcertband.com

Wednesday, July 11 • 7:00–7:45pm Jeanie B! This incredibly fun show is engaging from start to end, with rockin’ music for kids and families. Time Out Chicago Magazine calls Jeanie B! “One of the best things to happen to kids in Chicago in the past decade” and “One of the most influential kids’ musicians.” Her music so catchy, you’ll be singing it in the shower for days! jeaniebmusic.com Thursday, July 12 • 7:00–8:30pm

AC-Rock AC-Rock is celebrating it’s 20th anniversary as Chicago’s premier a cappella quartet, singing classic rock ’n roll favorites from the ’50s through the ’80s. Each AC-Rock show is an engaging mix of freewheeling humor, boomer rock, and tight harmonies that pleases audiences of all ages. Come sing & dance with us! ACRock.com

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Every Wednesday of the Live at the Lake Entertainment Series! Under the blue tent at the Lake Park Memorial Pavilion.

Wednesday, July 18 • 7:00–8:00pm Artistry in Motion Dance Company This award-winning company of over 30 dancers, ranging in age from 7–17, is now in its 8th season. Performing original pieces, created for the company by professional choreographers from Chicagoland companies including Inaside Chicago Dance, Chicago Tap Theatre, Cerqua Rivera, and Design Dance Co., Artistry in Motion’s repertoire is an eclectic mix of jazz, modern, contemporary, tap, lyrical, ballet and hip hop styles. DPParks.org Wednesday, July 25 • 7:00–7:45pm Super Stolie (and the Rockstars) Super Stolie plays a mix of fun original songs, traditional nursery rhymes and popular cover tunes that will have everyone from 2 to 92 clapping and singing along! Their highly interactive show keeps kids jumping, balancing, thinking and high-fiving. With bubbles, instruments, and lots of laughs, it’s musical fun for the whole family! Superstolie.com

Thursday, July 26 • 7:00–8:30pm Jin and Tonic Band JTB is one of the premier country bands in the Midwest, playing only the best country music from Taylor Swift to Alabama. Having shared the stage with such country greats as Lady Antebellum and The Band Perry, Jin and Tonic Band continues to take Chicagoland by storm with their trademarked 3-part harmonies. Love country? You’ll love this band! jinandtonicband.com

The 2012 Live at the Lake series is sponsored by


des plaines chamber of commerce • des plaines history center • des plaines park district

family festival

marketplace

September 14-16 T Lake Park Food & Beverages • Beer • Wine Garden • Open Air Market Carnival Rides & Midway • KidZone! • Pony Rides • Car Shows History Center Country Fair Tent • Great Bands & Entertainment Three Days of Family Fun! • Find it all at FallFestDesPlaines.com

Friday • 6:00pm–11: 00pm

Saturday • Noon–11: 00pm

Sunday • Noon–8 : 00pm

Food & Beverages, Beer & Wine Open Air Market Adult Bags Tournament Carnival Rides, Booths, Games Raffle

Food & Beverages, Beer & Wine History Center Country Fair Tent Open Air Market • Car Show KidZone! (until 6pm) Adult Bags Tournament Carnival Rides, Booths, Games Raffle

Food & Beverages, Beer & Wine History Center Country Fair Tent Open Air Market KidZone! (until 6pm) Carnival Rides, Booths, Games Car Show Raffle

On the Main Stage:

On the Main Stage:

Noon Sol Azteca 2 : 00 Inbound Kennedy 4 : 00 Johnny Russler and the Beach Bum Band 6 : 30 Bad Medicine 9 : 00 Wedding Banned

Noon Artistry in Motion 1: 30 Who Knew? 3 : 45 Stockwood 6 :15 7th heaven

On the Main Stage: 6 : 30 Hi-Fi Superstar 9 : 00 ARRA

Be a sponsor: 847-824-4200 Open Air Market Vendors: Prime spaces are available! Volunteers Needed! Join us! 847-391-5711

Entertainment subject to change

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Table of Contents Find it all online! www.DPParks.org Page

A Administrative & Leisure Center. .... 14

Adult Programs, Trips & Walks........... 15-16 Affiliated Organizations.......................... 69 Aquatics, Swimming.....................17-23 Aqua Exercise Classes........................ 19 Lifeguard Training Class.......................17 Pool Passes................................. 20-21 Swim Lessons for all ages.............. 17-19 Archery................................................ 32 Athletics Sports for all ages......... 7, 31-37

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G General Information.................... 64-65 Golf Center Des Plaines............. 38-40

Driving Range, 9-Hole Course, Lessons, Leagues, GolfTEC, Club Casa, Dream Golf . Pro Shop. Golf, in Glenview................................. IBC

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Health Club/Leisure Center.................... 14 Hot Shots Sports and Games................ 33

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B Babysitting at Prairie Lakes.................... 50 Balloon Animals.................................... 27 Banquet Facilities................................. 64 Basketball........................... 14, 33-34, 48 Before & After Program Care.......4, 6, 7, 28 Birthday Parties. .............................. 29 Boating.......................................... 16, 43 Boxing................................................. 35 Buy a Brick Memorial Program............... 69

Ice Skating in Park Ridge...................... 55 Indoor Cycling (Spinning)....................... 54

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Junior Warriors Football, Cheerleading.... 35

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Karate................................................. 45 Kids & Families............................... 26-30 Kids’ Dash........................................... 32 Kruisin’ Kids Day Trips........................... 28

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D Dance, all ages.............................. 34-35

Leisure Center.................................. 14 Health Club, Gym, School of Dance, Creative Corners, Teen Center Leisure Lizards..................................... 28 Lifeguard Training Class..........................17 Lunch & Learn Cooking Series............... 16

Camp Eagle’s Nest Trip....................... 27 Sports Camps.....................7, 33, 36-37 Chase 5k Run/Walk.......................... 70 Cheerleading........................................ 35 Creative Corners Preschool............. 24

Artistry in Motion, Ballroom Dance Kid’s Ballroom, Summer Dance Classes DP Community Concert Band...........47 Des Plaines History Center.............. 61

E Early Childhood Classes................... 25 F Facility and Room Rentals............... 64

Family Camp-Out.................................. 16 Fantastic Friday.................................... 27 Fitness Center at Prairie Lakes...... 48-54 Fitness Classes.................... 14, 48-52 At the Leisure Center......................... 14 Group Fitness Classes.................. 14, 50 Fishing........................................... 28, 43 Flag Football........................................ 35 Floor Hockey........................................ 32 Footlighters Theatre Company. ........47 Friends of the Parks.............................. 69 Frisbie Senior Center....................... 62

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Lacrosse............................................. 36 Lake Park. ................................... 41-43 Golf Course, Marina Late Night in the Park........................... 46

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Magic Class......................................... 27 Martial Arts ................................. 44-45 Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Tai Chi, Tai Chi Sword, Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai MCYAF................................................ 30

M-NASR............................................ 63 Maine-Niles Assoc. of Special Recreation

Mountain View Adventure Center. .. 46 Movies in the Park................................ 26 Music Lessons....................................47

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Online Registration............................... 68 Optimist Club................................. 26, 43

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Pilates................................................. 53 Pitch, Hit & Run Contest....................... 27

Page P Pools.............................................17-23 Pool Passes................................. 20-21 Prairie Lakes Community Center.48-54 Babysitting Fitness Classes, Group Fitness Classes Gym, Lockers, Sauna, Whirlpool, Track Memberships & Daily Fitness Center Fees Personal Fitness Training, Pilates Racquetball/Walleyball, Volleyball, Yoga Preschool Classes....................... 24-25 Creative Corners Preschool.............. 22

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Racquetball.......................................... 48 Registration Info/Forms.....21, 67-68, 70 Rentals, Facilities & Rooms. ........... 64 Rosemont Indoor Pool........................... 18

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School Day Off Programs..................... 26 Shotokan Karate.................................. 45 Skate Park Trips.................................... 27 Soccer........................................... 31, 33 Soccer Camps.............................. 36-37 Softball................................................ 36 Spanish Preschool................................ 22 Special Recreation (M-NASR)................ 57 Sports, Sports Camps.............. 7, 31-37 Spring Fun Fair.................................. 28 Summer Camps............................... 3-8 Swimming Lessons........................... 17-19

T Tae Kwon Do, Tai Chi............................. 44 T-Ball................................................... 31 Technosaurus Lego® Class.................... 26 Teen Center...................................... 30 Tennis...................................................35 Threshold Martial Arts............................45 Tree of Life Memorial Program............... 64 Tumbling, Youth.................................... 32

V Volleyball....................................... 32, 48

W Walleyball............................................ 48 Water Walking/Aqua Exercise................. 19

Y Yoga, Yoga Fit....................................... 53

Z Zumba Fitness Classes.....................51-52 Photo credits–Lisa Haring: Cover (4); Camps (13); Pages 11, 17-19, 22-23, 25-27, 31-34, 37, 41, 43-44, 46, 50-51, 54, 56-57, 59-60, 66.


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PEOPLE AT THE PARKS

or decades, the Des Plaines Park District has been the place to learn how to dance. While beginner level, recreational dance classes and a season-ending recital have been the mainstay of the program, the dance program has evolved into much more. Today, a team of dedicated, professional dance instructors is the backbone of our program, which has grown into one of the largest and most successful dance schools in the Chicagoland area. Under the direction of Cultural Arts Supervisor, Nancy Suwalski, these dance instructors have expanded the School of Dance into a comprehensive program, featuring instruction for all ages and levels of experience and ability. These instructors have a strong passion and love for the art of dance and enthusiastically share it with their eager students. Parents and students alike have developed relationships with their dance instructors and remain involved as the dancers grow through progressive class instruction. We proudly introduce this team of talented instructors! (Left to right) Richard Ashworth (since 2010) Attended SUNY Buffalo with a BFA in Dance, dances with Chicago Tap Theatre and Chicago Dance Crash. Allie Buchweitz (since 2010) Attended University of Arizona with a BFA in Dance and a minor in History, currently on work study at Visceral Dance Center and performing as an independent artist. Laura Chiuve (since 2003) attended Point Park University, merit scholarship trainee Giordano Dance Co. and currently dances with the Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre. Karlo Familara (since 2004) Artistic Director for Design Co. (Not shown) Cecilia Ferguson-Bell (since 2008) Attended Western Kentucky University with a BFA in Dance and is currently producing her own evening length multimedia dance show and performing as an independent artist. Stacy Scala (since 2005) Former School of Dance student, attended Loras College with a B.A. in English literature and creative writing, Minor in Greek and Roman studies. Mary Williams (since 2007) Attended Western Michigan University with B.A. in Dance and English, currently the Marketing Director for Inaside Chicago Dance and School of Dance Coordinator. Anne Gollenberg (since 2004) Attended Point Park University with a B.A. in Dance, currently the Associate Artistic Director, business manager of Inaside Chicago Dance. Jamie Salas (since 2012) Attended University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a BFA in Dance and dances professionally with bnw:dance and Chicago Tap Theatre.

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he Illinois Association of Park Districts and Illinois Park and Recreation Association has recognized the Des Plaines Park District as an Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency for 2012-2017. This is the highest accreditation possible for a park and recreation organization. The accreditation is reserved for those agencies reflecting exemplary achievements and/or special facilities. Des Plaines joins eight other agencies awarded in 2012, of the over 400 park districts in Illinois. “The Des Plaines Park District’s Board of Park Commissioners and staff are very proud of this achievement,” said John Hecker, Executive Director. “Our goal is to improve the lives of our residents by providing high quality recreational opportunities and facilities, and by being good stewards of our natural resources and open spaces.”

Park Board Commissioner Jim Grady and Executive Director John Hecker accepting the Distinguished Accredited Agency Award.

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Administrative & Leisure Center 2222 Birch Street

847-391-5700

Administrative & Leisure Center Hours The building is closed on these holidays: Monday, May 28 (Memorial Day) Wednesday, July 4 Monday, September 3 (Labor Day)

Administrative Offices Monday–Friday Saturday & Sunday

8:30am–5:00pm Closed

Leisure Center Summer Hours

Weekdays Saturdays Sundays

7:00am–9:00pm 8:30am–6:00pm 1:00pm–5:00pm

Health Club Summer Hours Weekdays Saturdays Sundays

7:00am–8:30pm 8:30am–5:30pm 1:00pm–4:30pm

Hours are subject to change.

Leisure Center Open Basketball

Daily Fees Adult Resident $3 Adult Non–Resident $5 Youth Resident (before 6pm M–F) Free Youth Resident (after 6pm M–F) $2 Youth Resident (Saturday & Sunday) $2 Youth Non–Resident $3

Open Basketball Summer Hours

Monday & Tuesday Closed Wednesday & Thursday 3:00–9:00pm Select Fridays 3:00–9:00pm Saturday Noon–6:00pm Sunday 1:00–5:00pm Hours are subject to change

Health Club Membership Fees

Resident/Corporate Annual $ 140 6 months $ 88 Daily Fee $ 5

Senior $ 95 $ 60 $ 5

–Health Club Memberships–

Membership Levels Resident: Anyone 16 years of age or older. Individuals under 18 must have a signed waiver from a parent. Senior: 60 years of age and older.

Corporate: Available to any non-resident individual who works within the boundaries of the Des Plaines Park District. Our coed fitness room features cardio and resistance training equipment to help you achieve your fitness goals. Sign up for an orientation to become familiar with the health club and our equipment. After your full-body workout, you’ll be able to sit back, relax, and enjoy our separate men’s and women’s saunas, and the coed whirlpool. Stop by the Leisure Center and find out more! Equipment includes • Recumbent Bike • Upright Bike • 3 Treadmills • Arc Trainer • 2 Elliptical Cross Training Machines • Multi Gym, with adjustable weights • Free Weight System • Abdominal Bench

Non–Resident Senior $ 140 $ 88 $ 5

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Try out one of our Group Fitness classes! It’s easy and convenient; just pay the daily fee.* R: $6/NR: $7 Classes on this page meet at the Leisure Center. A complete list of our Group Fitness classes is on page 52. *Valid if the class meets its minimum enrollment.

––– Group Fitness Classes––– E–Z Aerobics Beginner class • Ages 14+ E–Z Aerobics focuses on flexibility and balance. Perfect for beginners, seniors, postpartum moms, and the out-of-shape. Min/Max: 7/15 Mary Lou Anderson, ACE Certified Instructor ALC, Room 113 12 weeks Mondays, 12:30–1:30pm 6/4–8/20 R: $60/NR: $72 #1-62655-1 Wednesdays, 12:30–1:30pm 6/6–8/22 * R: $55/NR: $66 #1-62655-2 *No class 7/4 Ultimate Lo Robics Beginner to Intermediate class • Ages 14+ Combines resistance power, low impact aerobics, step, and intense abs for an exhilarating workout. Min/Max: 7/15 Mary Lou Anderson, ACE Certified Instructor ALC, Room 113 12 weeks Mondays, 6:30–7:30pm 6/4–8/20 R: $60/NR: $72 #1-62654-1 Thursdays, 6:30–7:30pm 6/7–8/23 R: $60/NR: $72 #1-62654-2

Features • Orientation • Use of gymnasium • Private saunas • Coed weight room • Coed whirlpool Personal Training Available Call 847-391-5700 for details.

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Non–Resident $ 190 $ 119 $ 5

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Adult Walks & Trips Sunday, May 20 8:00am–6:00pm Lunch included. Indiana Dunes State Park, and National Lakeshore The dune lands of southern Lake Michigan are renowned for stretches of crowded beaches, bird-filled marshes, oak and maple forests, and towering dunes. Our morning will begin at the Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center, for a duneland orientation. Then, on to Indiana Dunes State Park for a hike to enjoy the dunes. Our lunch stop will be in Chesterton. After lunch, we’ll explore the 1820s fur-trading post and the 1900s era Swedish farmstead of Bailly-Chellberg Homestead, a part of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. R: $44/NR: $50 #5-62504-1 Sunday, June 24 8:00am–6:00pm Hoo’s Woods Rapture Center, Lincoln-Tallman House and Rotary Garden Hoo’s Woods Rapture Center in Milton, WI provides programs both educational and fun: learning about eagles, falcons, owls, and other raptor species with an appreciation of the coexistence of man and wildlife. Lunch is at the historic Speak Easy Restaurant in downtown Janesville, an award-winning historic Italian villa style mansion, where Abraham Lincoln was a guest in 1859. After lunch, we’ll tour the Lincoln-Tallman House, and our busy day will conclude at the Rotary Botanical Gardens in Janesville. Their 20 acres have an international focus, including Japanese, Scottish, French, Formal, Italian and English cottage gardens. R: $55/NR: $61 #1-62501-1 Sunday, July 22 8:00am–5:00pm Lake Geneva Wisconsin and Champagne Brunch Cruise Lace up your walking shoes for a hike along Lake Geneva’s lakeshore designated path. This 8-mile path enables you to enjoy the plush gardens and estates along Lake Geneva’s shoreline. Then, we’ll tour Wisconsin’s second deepest 9-mile-long lake aboard the Grand Belle of Geneva. Relax and enjoy a Champagne Brunch during our narrated 2-hour cruise. Learn the history and geological incites of spring-fed Lake Geneva, and about the many estates and mansions that line the beautiful shores of the lake. We’ll end our day with time to explore the boutiques, specialty shops and galleries of Lake Geneva. R: $71/NR: $76 #1-62502-1

Sunday, August 26 8:00am–5:00pm Red Oaks Nature Center (North Aurora) and the Growing Place Note: This is a hiking and biking trip Bring your bike* or your hiking shoes. Nestled in 40 acres of woods, along the east band of the Fox River and connected to the Fox River Trail, the Nature Center is the perfect place to enjoy a morning hike or ride. Be sure to visit Devil’s Cave, the Center’s claim to fame. Inside the center, feel the wonder of shrinking to explore the inside of a leaf and other marvels of nature. Relax on the observation deck, perfect for bird watching and enjoying the river. Lunch will be at the Growing Place Garden Center. We’ll tour the 26 themed learning gardens including Heirloom, Moonlit, and Train Gardens. Learn about the right plants for the right places, and have time to shop for fall plants and farm produce. *Bikes are transported in Park District trailer. Please bring bungee cords and blankets to help secure and protect your bike. If you are bringing a bike, a separate waiver must be signed on the day of the trip. R: $39/NR: $44 #1-62503-1 Sunday, September 23 8:00am–6:00pm Kankakee River and Kankakee County Quilt Barn Tour A rich tapestry of woods and prairie line the banks of the Kankakee River. At Perry Farm, the paved trails through lands once inhabited by Native Americans are perfect for a morning walk after our drive to Kankakee. Paths will lead you to limestone bluffs, Indian caves and ravines that make the Kankakee River and its shores as beautiful as any in the state. Lunch in Kankakee will be at the Homestead Restaurant, family-owned since 1906. Discover the Barn Quilts of Kankakee County, how they are made and the stories behind them, as we drive the Kankakee Barn Quilt tour. Our final destination will be the Willow Haven Interpretive Center. Enjoy the gardens and stretch your legs before the ride home. R: $40/NR: $46 #2-62501-1 Sunday, October 28 8:00am–6:00pm Cedarville: Home of the Famous Fossil Winery, Art Galleries and Birthplace of Jane Addams This charming village is one of Stephenson County’s oldest and the birthplace of Jane Addams, Nobel Prize winner and founder of Chicago’s Hull House. The Stephenson County Visitor Center, with complimentary coffee, will be our first stop. We’ll have lunch and a wine tasting at Famous Fossil Winery, with time for a walk in the vineyard (you might find a fossil souvenir). Afternoon stops will include a tour at the Cedarville Historical Society, a visit to the studio of master glass blower Daniel Elder, and the Pine Hill Studio of Roger Goodspeed located on the Jane Addams Homestead. R: $43/NR: $49 #2-62502-1

Adventure Walks

For Adults & Families Ages 18 and older. Children 10 and older are always welcome when accompanied by a parent. All walks depart from the Lake Park Club House, 1015 Howard Ave., west of Lee St., unless otherwise specified. Min/Max: 18/36 for all trips.

Seven Walk Package

Includes everything listed in the details for each individual walk. Itineraries are complicated and mutable. Participants will be notified of changes. Meals are on your own, unless noted. Registration deadline for the complete package is May 20. #5-62503-1 R: $273/NR: $303 ––––––––– Please note: ––––––––– After the first walk on May 20, no individual walk refunds will be issued to participants who registered for the complete package. –––––– Learn more online: –––––– indianadunes.com • in.gov/dnr/ parklake/2980.htm • nps.gov/indu hooswoods.org gospeakeasylounge.com janesvillecvb.com rotarybotanicalgardens.org thegrowingplace.com/learninggarden foxvalleyparkdistrict.org Linskeyshomstead.com • www.btpd.org cedarvilleareahistoricalsociety.org famousfossilwinery.com elderstudio.com Find these links and more on our website: www.DPParks.org

Annual Des Plaines Breakfast Walk

November 4 • 3-hour walk Are you ready for a walk through the great city of Des Plaines? We start out from the Prairie Lakes Community Center at 8:00am and work our way to a local restaurant. This is a great opportunity to share pictures and memories of past trips, and to bring ideas for future trips. Breakfast is on your own. R: $5/NR: $8 • #3-62502-1

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Adult Programs How To Read A Nautical Chart

Ages 15+ hen navigating on land you use a map. At sea there are no streets or signposts. Everything looks the same. For navigating at sea, we use a chart. Navigators use charts to navigate safely to their destination and return to port. Charts contain information on dangerous areas, aids to navigation, harbors, wrecks, depth of water, bottom type, and magnetic variations affecting the compass. This course will provide the recreational boater with the knowledge to interpret the chart’s contents in order to operate a boat safely. Text and training chart are included. Min/Max 5/12 U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Instructors PLCC, Prairie Room Saturday, June 16 8:30am–1:30pm R: $45/NR: $54 #1-05171-1

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Coupon like a Rockstar! Ages 15 + If you need a new way to save money, this class is for you. This workshop will teach you the tips and tricks couponers use to score groceries and household items at a 60–80% savings – or more! There’s no need to spend hours each week clipping coupons anymore. This class will teach you everything you need to know to save you time and money where it really matters! Min/Max: 5/10 Roxanne Chiluk, Instructor PLCC, Meeting Room 2 Saturday, June 16 9:00–11:00am R: $19/NR: $24 #1-61605-1 Lunch & Learn Series, with Chef Susan Maddox Ages 18+ Chef Susan is a local favorite and co-owner of the famous Le Titi de Paris restaurant in Arlington Heights. She has put a lot of thought into creating healthy, delicious meals that can be created quickly and easily. In this new series, Chef demonstrates how to make some of her favorite dishes. Lunch is provided, so you can eat and learn all at the same time! Min/Max: 5/20 PLCC, Kitchen Farmers Market Class Menu created with Farmers Market items Tuesday, May 15 11:00am–noon R: $27/NR: $33 #5-61614-2 Min/Max: 5/10 New Ideas for the Grill Tuesday, June 19 R: $27/NR: $33

GPS For Mariners

Ages 15+ his Coast Guard Auxiliary class focuses on the Global Positioning Satellite navigation equipment typically owned by the recreational boater. Students will learn how to use a GPS for practical navigating, setting and using waypoints, and for more advanced applications. Participants who already own hand-held GPS units should bring them to the class. Note: The “How to Read a Nautical Chart” class includes information that will improve the understanding of GPS. Min/Max 5/12 U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Instructors PLCC, Prairie Room Saturday, July 21 8:30am–1:30pm R: $45/NR: $54 #1-05170-1

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Fall Octoberfest Weekend

Saturday, October 13 through Sunday, October 14, 2012 oin us for a traditional German-style Festival at Heidel House Resort nestled on the shores of beautiful Green Lake, WI. Enjoy all the resort amenities including an indoor pool and the award winning Evensong Spa. Details of this trip are still being finalized. Look for details in the Fall Spectrum, and plan to join us for a fall weekend of color and fun!

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Family Camp-Out

New!

Saturday, June 30–Sunday, July 1 For ages 4+ Pack up the kids, your tent and sleeping bags for a family camp-out in beautiful Prairie Lakes Field. You’ll enjoy a variety of outdoor activities and games, while sharing an experience that will create lasting memories, in this “close-to-home” campsite with a perfect view of the night sky. With a telescope and binoculars, Oakton Community College’s Astronomy Club will provide stories and information about the starry sky above us. Participants supply their own camping gear; we provide snacks, activities, and a light breakfast. A minimum of one adult per four children must be registered. Restrooms at Mountain View Adventure Center will be accessible all night. A detailed information letter will be mailed to participants, prior to the event. Min/Max: 10/40 Prairie Lakes Field 7:00pm, Saturday, June 30 through 9:00am, Sunday, July 1 R: $40/NR: $50 per family of up to 4 people #1-50150-1 R: $8/NR: $11 for each additional person


Aquatics Des Plaines Park District Learn to Swim Programs Min/Max for all levels is 6/10 Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills Helps students feel comfortable in the water using basic swimming and water safety skills. Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills This class introduces the basics of swimming including floating without support, combined arm and leg action, and forward motion. Level 3: Stroke Development Building on the basics from Level 2, students learn coordination of the front and back crawl, introduction to butterfly, treading water, and beginning head first entry. Level 4: Stroke Improvement Helps to develop confidence in the strokes learned in previous levels, improve strokes, and increase endurance. Basics of turning at the wall are introduced. Level 5: Stroke Refinement Participants refine their performance of all the stokes–front crawl, back crawl, butterfly, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, and sidestroke–and increase their distance. Flip turns on the front and back are introduced. Level 6: Swimming and Skill Proficiency In this level, swimmers continue to refine all six strokes so students swim them with ease, efficiency, power, and smoothness over greater distances.

Parent/Tot • Ages 6 months–3 years Basic water adjustment and swimming skills are introduced through songs and games. The primary focus of this class is to make your child feel comfortable in the water. Preschool • Ages 3–5 years We offer two levels of our popular preschool swim program. Parents are not in the water during these classes. Children will not be moved to Level 1 until they turn 6 years old. Preschool 1 This program is geared toward children who have no previous experience and/or are apprehensive in the water. Through songs and games our instructors introduce your child to the fun world of swimming. Preschool 2 This program is best suited to children who have previous swimming experience and no fear of the water. Basic swimming skills are incorporated through songs and games. Level 1 skills are introduced.

Semi-Private Swim Lessons

Ages 5–15 at Chippewa Pool Tuesdays and Thursdays or Saturdays Min/Max: 4/12 Does your swimmer need a little extra help moving on the next level, or do they prefer working in a small group environment? Why not give semi-private lessons a try? Semi-Private swim lessons provide focus and encouragement to help your swimmer grasp the concept of swimming. Participant to instructor ratio is 2:1.

IMPORTANT

Please register for the most appropriate course, based on the descriptions. Students will not be moved to another level. It is not uncommon for swimmers to repeat one level for several sessions. Registration for all swim classes will end one week prior to START dates.

International Lifeguard Training Program Ages 16+ Get ready for summer by preparing for a job that is both challenging and rewarding! At the completion of this course, successful lifeguard candidates are eligible to be fully licensed through the popular Jeff Ellis and Associates, Inc. program. This is the program used to train our award winning Des Plaines Park District staff! (Visit www.jellis.com.) Course includes water safety and rescue techniques, CPR, first aid, AED certification, and oxygen support training. Internet access is required in order to complete the book and test portion of this course prior to the class dates. Please note: Completion of this class does not guarantee employment with the Des Plaines Park District. Min/Max: 6/15 Prerequisites: • 16 years of age or older before the course begins. • Tread water for 1 minute using legs only • Swim 100 yards continuously, using front crawl or breast stroke. • Retrieve a 10 pound brick from a depth of 12 feet and swim to the side. Iroquois Pool Monday–Friday, 4:00–8:00pm 6/11–6/15 R: $175/NR: $225 #1-67109-8

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IMPORTANT

Please register for the most appropriate course, based on the descriptions.

Swimming Lessons

Students will not be moved to another level. It is not uncommon for swimmers to repeat one level for several sessions. Registration for all swim classes will end one week prior to START dates.

ROSEMONT INDOOR POOL Rosemont Pool • 847-823-6685 Public Swim Hours

Mon., Tue., and Wed...... 8:00–9:30pm Thursday and Friday....... 6:30–9:30pm Saturday.......................1:00–4:00pm Sunday....................................Closed Please note: From October 1–April 30 the pool closes at 9:00pm. Des Plaines Park District Residents 16 and older................................. $2 Under 16...................................... $1 Seniors....................................... Free Non–Residents 16 and older................................. $5 Under 16...................................... $4 Seniors......................................... $3

A cooperative agreement with the Rosemont Park District allows Des Plaines Park District residents to register for all programs (excluding special events, trips and rentals), and use the following facilities at Rosemont resident rates: • Stephens Athletic Complex. • Margaret J. Lange Park, including the Splash Pad. • Rosemont Pool, during open swim hours. Des Plaines Park District residents who live south of Oakton Street may also use the Barry Recreation Center & Splash Pad at Rosemont resident rates.

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CHIPPE WA P OOL Learn to Swim classes are held Monday – Thursday. Make-up classes are held on Friday, as needed. Session 1 6/18–6/28

Session 2 7/9–7/19

Session 3 7/23–8/2

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Semi-Private Swim Lessons Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:00–11:30am R: $54/NR: $68

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R: $54/NR: $68

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Saturdays 11:15–11:45am

R: $54/NR: $68

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Parent Tot 10:00–10:30am

R: $40/NR: $51

Preschool 1 10:15–10:45am

R: $40/NR: $51

Preschool 2 10:15–10:45am

R: $40/NR: $51

Level 1 9:00–9:45am

R: $44/NR: $56

Level 2 9:00–9:45am

R: $44/NR: $56

Level 3 9:00–9:45am

R: $44/NR: $56

Level 4 10:00–10:45am

R: $44/NR: $56

Level 5 10:00–10:45am

R: $44/NR: $56

Level 6 10:00–10:45am

R: $44/NR: $56

A Farewell Party for Chippewa Pool Our old Chippewa Pool will close forever on August 12. Join us for an evening of entertainment, fun and food as we say goodbye to a neighborhood icon and look forward opening a beautiful new Chippewa Pool in 2013. August 12 • 4:00–7:00pm • Free


Swimming Lessons Water Workouts

IROQUOIS P OOL Learn to Swim classes are held Monday – Thursday. Make-up classes are held on Friday, as needed. Session 1 6/18–6/28

Parent Tot 6:15–6:45pm

R: $40/NR: $51

Preschool 1 10:15–10:45am 5:30–6:00pm

R: $40/NR: $51

Preschool 2 10:15–10:45am 5:30–6:00pm

R: $40/NR: $51

Level 1 9:00–9:45am 6:05–6:50pm

R: $44/NR: $56

Level 2 9:00–9:45am 6:05–6:50pm

R: $44/NR: $56

Level 3 9:00–9:45am 6:05–6:50pm

R: $44/NR: $56

Level 4 9:00–9:45am 6:05–6:50pm

R: $44/NR: $56

Level 5 5:15–6:00pm

R: $44/NR: $56

Level 6 5:15–6:00pm

R: $44/NR: $56

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Aqua Exercise Ages 14+ Aerobics+Water=A Cool Workout! Adding water to your fitness program burns calories and tones muscles in a refreshing way. No swimming skills are necessary. Just bring your noodles* and a swimsuit; we provide the rest for one of the best workouts ever! Min/Max: 10/25 Chippewa Pool Tuesdays, 6:30–7:15pm 6/12–8/7* R: $41/NR: $53 #1-62310-2 *No class 7/3 Mary Lou Anderson, Instructor Fridays, 11:00–11:45am 6/15–8/10 R: $47/NR: $60 #1-62310-3 Lisa Guagenti, Instructor Saturdays, 8:30–9:15am 6/16–8/11 R: $47/NR: $60 #1-62310-4 Lisa Guagenti, Instructor Water Walking Ages 14+ In this class, we walk a variety of patterns in waist to chest deep water, intensifying the workout by increasing walking speeds and using arm movements. No swimming skills are necessary. Water Walking is an excellent class for seniors, pregnant woman (with physician approval, please), those who are physically limited, or simply out of shape. Don’t forget to bring 2 noodles^ to class. Min/Max: 10/25 Mary Lou Anderson, Instructor Chippewa Pool Tuesday, 7:15–8:00pm 6/12–8/7* R: $41/NR: $53 #1-62311-2 *No class 7/3 ^Noodles are available at the Leisure Center for $5 each.

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2012 Pool Passes Pool Passes are on sale now! A Mystic Waters pool pass includes full use of the water slides, drop slides, diving platforms, lazy river, zero depth pool, splash playground, and sand play areas.* A Chippewa/Iroquois pass provides unlimited admissions to those neighborhood pools, and a bonus of $1 off resident rates at Mystic Waters. *Includes Chippewa and Iroquois pools

2012 Pool Passes are on sale now! Leisure Center, 2222 Birch Street Monday–Friday 8:30am–5:00pm Closed on Monday, May 28 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Prairie Lakes, 515 E. Thacker Street Monday–Thursday 6:00am–10:30pm Friday 6:00am–9:30pm Saturday and Sunday 8:00am–5:00pm Closed on Monday, May 28

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Pre–season rates

Valid 4/2–5/27 Individual Senior (60+) Family of 2 Family of 3 Family of 4 Family of 5 Each additional person In–season rates Beginning 5/28 Individual Senior (60+) Family of 2 Family of 3 Family of 4 Family of 5 Each additional person

Mystic Waters (Includes all pools) R/NR $104/166 $54/91 $144/226 $166/260 $200/295 $212/329 $21/31 Mystic Waters (Includes all pools) R/NR $124/186 $74/111 $164/246 $186/280 $220/315 $232/349 $21/31

Chippewa/Iroquois Only R/NR $62/103 $31/52 $92/138 $102/150 $112/164 $123/181 $12/16 Chippewa/Iroquois Only R/NR $82/123 $51/72 $112/158 $122/170 $132/184 $143/201 $12/16

How to Purchase a Pool Pass

1. 2011 Pool Pass Holders may register by mail or in person at the Leisure Center, and Prairie Pool passes are available at Lakes Community Center, beginning Monday, April 2. Hours are listed on this page. Mystic Waters, 2025 Miner Street 2. In–person registration is required for all NEW pool pass sales. Each individual family member Monday–Sunday will need a photo taken at the time of registration; so, if possible, all family members should 11:00am–4:00pm sign up for their pool pass at the same time. 3. Fill out the registration form. Circle the type of pass you are purchasing. Complete all family information including individual names and birth dates. Please indicate if each pass is new or Mystic Waters Pre-Season Hours a renewal. Determine pass fee using the chart on this page. Please note: If you are renewing Saturday, June 2–Friday, June 8 your 2011 passes, but need a new Universal Card, please add $8 per replacement. Noon–7:00pm 4. Payment may be made with cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover. Make checks payable ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– to the Des Plaines Park District. Credit card payments require the card number, expiration date, Regular season hours for all pools and the cardholder’s signature. begin on Saturday, June 9. 5. Have proof of residency ready when you come in to register. A current driver’s license or a recent Mystic opens daily at 11:00am. utility bill that shows your name and address is sufficient. Chippewa and Iroquois open at noon. 6. Registrations received after 9:00pm on 5/27 will be charged in–season rates.

Pool Pass Policies

2012 Pool Pass Registration Form is on page 21, and www.DPParks.org

• A ‘family’ is defined as parents and their dependent children (age 23 and under) who reside at the same address. Grandparents who reside with their adult children can be added to a family pass with proof of residency. • Multiple families that reside in the same household must purchase a separate pass for each family, and each family must have proof of residency at that address. • Live in babysitters/nannies are not considered family members. • Children under two years of age are admitted free. • Not all Des Plaines addresses are within our Park District boundaries. If you are unsure about residency, please call us at 847-391-5700 prior to registration in order to avoid any confusion. • Families with over 5 members will require birth certificates. • Children under the age of 10 receive specially colored passes, and will not be allowed into any aquatic facility without an adult 18 years or older.

Pool Pass Refunds

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Refunds for season pool passes will be issued, for any reason, before the pools open. During the pool season, prorated refunds will be issued for medical reasons (with a Doctor’s note) or due to relocation out of the area. Refund requests received during the season, for any other reason, will be considered on a per case basis by the Aquatic Supervisor. In all cases, a $2 per pass charge will be assessed for refunds.


Pool Hours • Admission Fees –––––––– Pool hours are weather and crowd permitting –––––––– Visit www.DPParks.org for the most current info on pool closings.

––––––––––––– Mystic Waters ––––––––––––– 847-391-5740 • 2025 Miner Street

Pre-Season: June 2 – June 8, noon–7:00pm Regular Season: June 9 – August 12

Weekdays, 11:00am–9:00pm • Saturday and Sunday, 11:00am–8:00pm Note: Pass holders may enter at 10:30am on Saturday and Sunday Saturday, June 23, 11:00am–5:00pm Wednesday, July 4, noon–7:00pm

Post Season: August 13 – 19, and August 25–26, noon–7:00pm Admission Fees

General Admission: Youth: $10 • Adult: $12 Des Plaines Residents: Youth: $7 • Adult: $8 Chippewa & Iroquois pass holders receive $1 off resident fees

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847-391-5705 • 197 N. 8th Avenue General Admission: $5 Regular Season: June 9 – August 5 Monday, Wednesday – Friday, noon–9:00pm Tuesday, noon–6:00pm • Saturday and Sunday, noon–5:00pm* *Closes at 7:00pm if there are no private rentals that day.

Special Hours

Adult Swim: Tuesday, 6:15–9:00pm Wednesday, July 4, noon–7:00pm

Post Season: August 6 – August 12, noon–7:00pm

––––––––––––– Iroquois Pool –––––––––––––

847-391-5705 • Corner of Maple Street & Touhy Avenue General Admission: $5 Regular Season: June 9 – August 5 Monday – Friday, noon–5:00pm & 7:00–9:00pm • Saturday and Sunday, noon–7:00pm Wednesday, July 4, noon–7:00pm

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Early Pool Closings Weather related pool closing information is always on the website: www.desplainesparks.org • We will close the pools early when there are less than 20 swimmers at Chippewa/Iroquois Pool or less than 50 swimmers at Mystic Waters present for an hour. • Depending on attendance, the pool will close if the temperature dips below 70 degrees. • If there is bad weather or thunderstorms, we will close the pool. • If at pool opening the temperature is less than 70 degrees, the pool will open for one hour to determine crowd size. SORRY, NO RAIN CHECKS! Rest Period: At 2, 4, and 6pm the pools will be cleared for not less than 15 minutes for a safety break. Adults 18 years and older may swim at this time. Additional breaks may be added at the manager’s discretion. Raft Nights: Monday and Friday at Chippewa & Iroquois Pools, from 7:00–9:00pm Concessions: Concession operations are available at Chippewa Pool and Mystic Waters. Lockers: For your convenience, lockers are available at all of the pools. Mystic Waters and Chippewa are coin lockers, Iroquois lockers are free, but you must provide your own padlock. Things You Need to Know • Do plan on having a great time swimming and sunbathing at our aquatic facilities! • Don’t bring strollers into the aquatic facilities; infant seats are permitted. • Do bring identification to receive resident admission rates. • Don’t wear cut-off shorts or denim shorts in the swimming pool. • Do bring an adult with you if you are younger than 10. • Don’t wear jewelry when riding the waterslides.


Pool Parties • Swimming SPLASH PARTIES AT MYSTIC WATERS! ––––––––––––– Here’s

what you get –––––––––––––

Admission to Mystic Waters for 8 youths* and 2 adults. 11 /2 hours in the shaded birthday party area. Lunch (pizza or hot dog, chips, soda and ice cream treat). A staff member to help your party run smoothly. All this for only $150 (NR: $225); $15 for each additional person. (Maximum of 20 total). *Children 10 years and older must be supervised by at least one adult for every 4 children. • Children under 10 years of age must have one-on-one adult supervisors who are not responsible for any other children, including older siblings. • Reservations and a $50 non-refundable deposit are required. • For more information, visit our website: www.DPParks.org. • To reserve a date call the reservations hotline: 847-391-5740.

P OOL PARTIES AT C HIPPEWA

You can rent Chippewa Pool! Available Saturday & Sunday evenings 6:00–8:30pm from June 18 to August 7. $150 rental fee plus $3 per person with a minimum of 30 people. Rental forms, pool regulations and additional information are on the website, www.DPParks.org, or call 847-391-5700, for more information.

Admission

Expecting Out-of-Town Guests? Our Splash Pack is the way to save!

If you are a 2012 season pass holder, you can bring your out-of-town guests to Mystic Waters for less than non-resident admission fees. You may purchase a Mystic Waters Splash Pack of six guests passes for $45, a savings of up to $27! Guest passes are non-refundable. Splash Packs are only available at Mystic Waters during open hours and you must present a current season pass when purchasing. A maximum of two Splash Packs may be purchased at one time.

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Preschool Payment Plan

Note: You must register by September 4 to take advantage of the payment plan. • A down payment of 25% is due at the time of registration. • A $25 processing fee is due at the time of registration. • The balance is due in 3 equal payments: 1 each on November 15, January 15 and March 15. Creative Corners Refund Policy • 95% for all refunds received and DATE STAMPED by Sept. 4, 2012 • 90% refund for all refunds received and DATE STAMPED after Sept. 4, 2012 • After the first week of a class, no full refunds will be granted unless the class is cancelled. Refund requests received after the first week of a class will be honored if the request is due to a medical condition. A doctor’s note must accompany the request. • All refunds after Sept. 4, 2012 are prorated from the time the request was received and DATE STAMPED by our office, and include a $2 processing fee.

2012 Creative Corners Preschool for ages 3–5 An Introduction to Scholastic Creativity

September 4, 2012–May 14, 2013

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Graduation Day: May 16, 2013 Registration for the 2012–2013 school year is now in progress.

reative Corners Preschool is designed to gently prepare your child for their future educational encounters. Children are introduced to the lively, limitless world around them in weekly study units such as colors, shapes, and letters. Art, music, development of large and small motor skills, and imaginative play are included in the curriculum. Each class meets twice a week on a continual nine-month basis. Children must be three or four years old by September 1, 2012. In order to keep the cost of this class reasonable, we ask that parents volunteer periodically in the classroom. Parents will provide a snack and drink on their assigned day. Children must be toilet trained. No diapers or pull-ups please!

Ms. Kelly

Terrific 3’s

Ms. Linda

Kelly Roback, Preschool Director Linda Solka, Preschool Assistant Leisure Center, Room 110 For all children age 3 (by 9/1/12) Min/Max: 8/22 Mondays & Wednesdays 9:30am–noon R: $536/NR: $792 #5-64315-1 Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30am–noon R: $536/NR: $792 #5-64315-2 Fridays* 9:30am–noon R: $296/NR: $387 #5-64315-3 *Option to add this day for 3-year olds, if also registered for a Monday/Wednesday, or Tuesday/Thursday class.

Ms. Margaret

Ms. Karen

Fabulous 4’s & 5’s

Margaret Nuscher, Preschool Director Karen Toff, Preschool Assistant Leisure Center, Room 108 For all children ages 4 & 5 (by 9/1/12) Min/Max: 8/24 Mondays & Wednesdays 9:00am–noon R: $636/NR: $936 #5-64316-1^ Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00am–noon R: $636/NR: $936 #5-64316-2^ Fridays* 9:00am–noon R: $320/NR: $476 #5-64316-3 *Option to add this day for 4–5-year olds, if also registered for a Monday/Wednesday, or Tuesday/Thursday class. ^These classes are full. Ask about our waiting list.

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If your child is between the Ages 3–5 years and you are looking for a semi-structured school environment in the afternoon this is a great program! Activities include learning about shapes, letters, art, music and motor skill development. You do not have to be registered for Creative Corners to participate in these Preschool Afternoon Enrichment classes, but we always welcome students already registered for the morning Creative Corners. Please bring a snack and drink to each class. Min/Max: 8/16 Instructors: Creative Corners Preschool Teachers Leisure Center, Rooms 108 & 110 Ages 3–5 years • R: $243/NR: $348 September 4, 2012–May 14, 2013, noon–2:00pm Mondays #5-64318-1 • Tuesdays #5-64318-2 • Wednesdays #5-64318-3 • Thursdays #5-64318-4


Early Childhood Classes Backyard Buzz Ages 3–5 Come explore and discover the world of creepy, crawly, wiggly and slimy critters! We learn about the world of insects through crafts, games, music, and stories in an environment that also help your child develop their language, math, and fine motor skills. The last class is a “Bug Bash” party that the children are sure to remember as a “buzzing good time”. Come join the excitement! Be sure to bring a snack to enjoy during class. Min/Max: 12/20 Margaret Nuscher & Karen Toff, Instructors ALC, Room 109 Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:30am–noon 7/10–7/26 R: $81/NR: $99 #1-64051-1 Under the Deep Blue Sea Ages 3–5 Come explore with us! Through crafts, stories, games and dramatic play, we’ll learn about the variety of creatures that live in the world’s oceans. Paper plate aquariums, octopus windsocks, fish prints and fishing for numbers are just some of the projects we will create while exploring the deep blue sea. Please bring a snack to enjoy during class. Min/Max: 12/20 Margaret Nuscher & Karen Toff, Instructors ALC, Room 109 Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:30am–noon 6/12–6/28 R: $81/NR: $99 #1-64986-1

Getting Ready for Kindergarten and Beyond Ages 4–6 Getting Ready for Kindergarten and Beyond is a new and exciting class offering a fun-filled morning for your soon to be Kindergartner or future First Grader. This class offers your child the opportunity for continued academic skills as well as fun socializing activities using both indoor and outdoor summertime experiences. We will explore the learning areas of reading, math, and science in a relaxed and fun environment taught by two accredited Early Childhood and Kindergarten teachers. This is the perfect combination of summer fun and learning that will prepare your child for a new school year! Min/Max: 12/20 Sue Unzicker & Jacki Unzicker, Instructors PLCC, Meeting Rooms 1 & 2 Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays Session 1, 3 Weeks 9:00–11:30am 6/26–7/12* R: $80/NR: $96 #1-64752-1 *No class 7/4 Session 2, 3 Weeks 9:00–11:30am 7/17–8/2 R: $90/NR: $108 #1-64752-2

Spanish Preschool Ages 3–5 Give your child the opportunity to learn a second language at a young age. At Spanish Preschool, we follow a rich curriculum that encompasses all areas of a young child’s development. All communication from teacher to children is conducted exclusively in Spanish. Through traditional songs and stories, children learn about the culture and history of many Spanish-speaking countries. Min/Max: 8/12 Laura Meza, Instructor ALC, Room 110 Saturdays, 10:30am–12:30pm Session 1, 6 Weeks 6/2–7/7 R: $72/NR: $90 #1-64505-1 Session 2, 6 Weeks 7/14–8/18 R: $72/NR: $90 #1-64505-2

Program Guidelines We strive to provide a wide variety of excellent Early Childhood Programs. We welcome your questions, comments, and suggestions for new classes. To ensure quality programs, the following guidelines have been put into place: • For all non–parent classes, children must be toilet trained. No diapers or pull–ups, please. • For parent/tot classes, there will be a designated area for infants in car seats. • Due to parent participation in parent/tot classes, older siblings are not allowed to attend. • For classes with crafts and painting, we recommend that participants wear old clothes or bring a smock. Register early and avoid cancellations. Class cancellations are always determined one week prior to the start of each class.

We have Sports & Games! Hot Shots Sports Pee Wee Soccer Ages 3–5 Hot Shots Sports and More Ages 3–5 Adult/Tot Sports Ages 2–4 Boys & Girls T-Ball Ages 4–6 Youth Tumbling Ages 3–6

See program details on pages 31–37

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Fun for Kids & Families New!

Family Camp-Out Saturday, June 30–Sunday, July 1 For ages 4+ ack up the kids, your tent and sleeping bags, for a family camp-out in beautiful Prairie Lakes Field. You’ll enjoy a variety of outdoor activities and games, while sharing an experience that will create lasting memories, in this “close-tohome” campsite with a perfect view of the night sky. With a telescope and binoculars, Oakton Community College’s Astronomy Club will provide stories and information about the starry sky above us. Participants supply their own camping gear; we provide snacks, activities, and a light breakfast. A minimum of one adult per four children must be registered. Restrooms at Mountain View Adventure Center will be accessible all night. A detailed information letter will be mailed to participants, prior to the event. Min/Max: 10/40 Prairie Lakes Field 7:00pm, Saturday, June 30 through 9:00am, Sunday, July 1 R: $40/NR: $50 per family of up to 4 people #1-50150-1 R: $8/NR: $11 for each additional person

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Nature Program

at Cumberland Terrace* Ages 6–11 Have blast learning about the wonderful world of nature! Activities include: identifying animals, birds, bugs, and plants. We do science experiments about the weather, learn about the water cycle, read a compass, make nature crafts, and much more. Each participant receives a Nature Program T-shirt. Please bring a notebook, a change of clothes in a labeled bag, and good walking shoes. Note: Participants must bring a snack each day. Min/Max: 14/20 Monday–Friday, 9:30am–12:30pm Session 1 6/18–6/22 R: $87.50/NR: $109 #1-65091-1 Session 2 6/25–6/29 R: $87.50/NR: $109 #1-65091-2 Session 3 7/9–7/13 R: $87.50/NR: $109 #1-65091-3 Session 4 7/16–7/20 R: $87.50/NR: $109 #1-65091-4 *426 S. Warrington Road. A map and directions are on our website: DPParks.org.

LEGO® Camp Potpourri and Animation Ages 8–13 Tell your story by combining the art of animation and your LEGO engineering skills. Children will use innovation and imagination to make models with LEGO engineering motorized kits and other props to set up the studios to create backgrounds required for their stories. The sets will undergo change progressively as the scenes of action unfold. Other than using LEGOs, participants learn to practice art of improvisation while creating different sets for the scenes of action. They will tweak tricks of animation to tell their story. Animated actions will be recorded direct to laptops using digital camcorders. They will use the graphics software to develop a storyboard, add special effects, voice (conversations between animated characters), background chatter, and music. Then, supplement it with their own commentary–and maybe even add live action–and digitalize their creativity to a CD for family show-time. Participants are encouraged to bring the toys and props that they will need to represent their characters in the animated movie. Children are welcome to bring a peanut-free snack each day. Min/Max: 12/20 TechnoSaurus, Instructors PLCC, MV 2 & 3 Monday–Friday, 9:00am–noon 8/6–8/10 R: $129/NR: $161 1-55314-1

Des Plaines Optimist Club Movies In The Park At the Lake Park Memorial Pavilion

Popcorn & drinks are available for purchase starting at 7:00pm, and the movies begin as soon as it’s dark. Weather updates will be on the Park District website: www.dpparks.org. In case of rain, the movie is rescheduled for the following Friday. Join us for all of these fun movies! Friday, June 8 The Lion King Friday, June 22 How To Train Your Dragon Friday, July 6 The Princess Bride Friday, July 20 Puss In Boots Friday, August 24 The Muppets


Fun for Kids & Families Fantastic Friday Grades K–6 • Ages 5–12 These special Friday nights are always filled with fun and excitement because there are so many things to do at the Leisure Center! We have gym sports, a game room, arts & crafts, board games, baggo, Rockband, Guitar Hero, outdoor playground and sports (weather permitting), and special events. Pizza and pop are available at an additional cost. Pre-registration is suggested, but we do accept day of registration. Ron Lewis, Program Coordinator Select Fridays 5:00–9:30pm Leisure Center R: $11/NR: $14 per event May 4 #5-55331-2 June 1 #1-55331-1 How to Make Balloon Animals and more! Ages 6–13, and parents, too! Did you ever want to learn how to make those cool balloon animals that you see at parties? Well, now you can! With just a little practice, you can learn the techniques needed to take a plain balloon and transform it into a great-looking balloon animal. Learn to make dogs, butterflies and many others, plus a cool sword. And, at the end of the class you get to take home all of your awesome balloon creations. Parents are more than welcome to join their children in the class, at no extra charge. Min/Max: 5/15 Magic Team of Gary Kantor, Instructor PLCC, Multi-purpose Room 2 Saturday, June 16 10:00–11:30am R: $25/NR: $33 #1-55403-1 Magic Class Ages 5–12 Children are guaranteed a great time in this workshop where they learn fascinating tricks from a professional magician. Amaze family and friends with tricks that involve cards, ropes, coins, mind reading and more. All the materials are included and children receive a magic kit to take home. Sign up again and again because you’ll learn new tricks every time! Min/Max: 5/35 Magic Team of Gary Kantor, Instructor PLCC, Multi-purpose Room 2 Monday, July 23 6:45–7:40pm R: $20/NR: $25 #1-55402-1 Love magic? Have a Magic Birthday Party. See the details on page 29.

Skate & Bike Park Adventure Trips Grades 3–12 Hey Skateboarders, BMX Bikers, Inline Skaters, and Scooter Riders: we’ve lined up some great trips for you to the area’s best Skate & Bike Parks. Register at least 48 hours in advance. Min/Max: 8/26 Ron Lewis, Program Coordinator All trips depart from and return to the Mountain View Adventure Center, 510 E. Algonquin Road. Return times are always subject to traffic.

Round Lake/Grayslake Outdoor Skate Parks Leave at 11am and return around 5:00pm Saturday, April 28 R: $15/NR: $19 #5-75503-2 Plainfield Dirt Outdoor BMX Bike Park Leave at 11am and return around 5:00pm Saturday, May 5 R: $15/NR: $19 #5-75503-3 Rockford’s Skate Works Leave at 11am and return around 5:00pm Saturday, May 19 R: $15/NR: $19 #5-75503-4 West Suburbs Tour Saturday, August 25 Leave at 11am and return around 5:00pm R: $15/NR: $19 #1-75503-1 Rockford’s State Works Saturday, September 8 Leave at 11am and return around 5:00pm R: $15/NR: $19 #2-75503-1

Kids’ 100-Yard Dash at the

Spring Fun Fair Saturday, May 19 • 11:00am Three heats on Prairie Lakes Field. Ages 3–5 • Ages 6–9 • Ages 10–13

FREE!

Camp Eagle’s Nest Friday, August 10 – Sunday August 12

Ages 8–17 Eagle’s Nest is held at an accredited YMCA Camp, north of Green Bay, Wisconsin. Campers are introduced to the natural environment through recreational adventure that’s simply unlike any urban experience! Campers are separated into age appropriate groups and stay in supervised, modern wooden cabins with bunk beds. Camp activities may include canoeing, hiking, swimming, archery, campfires, cookouts, tent camping, and much more. Note: Departs from the Lake Park Camp Building, on Lee Street. Min/Max: 20/50

Friday, August 10, 9:00am through Sunday, August 12, 9:00pm R: $183/NR: $229 Boys: #1-65362-1 • Girls: #1-65362-2 Sorry, no payment plan option for this camp.

Ribbons will be awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place in each age group.

Register through Friday, May 18, at Prairie Lakes Community Center or the Leisure Center. Same-day registration will be available at the event from 10:00-10:30am. Race information and registration forms are also available at www.dpparks.org.

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Fun for Kids & Families

School Day Off Activities No school? No problem. Come join us and we will make your day off feel like a vacation!

We have two very popular programs: Kruisin’ Kids takes you on a recreational field trip and Leisure Lizards lets you hang out at the Leisure Center for a day full of staff supervised fun and games. Complete details are on this page. Both programs are also available with Before and After Child Sitting, at an additional cost (see below). Note: All refund requests for School Day Off activities must be made 48 hours prior to the day of the program. We cannot honor refund requests made after that point.

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Child Sitting for School Day Off Activities

AM session, 7:00–9:00am $6 PM session, 5:00–6:00pm $3 Friday, 5/25 #5-55712-3 #5-55712-4 Monday, 8/20 #1-55722-3 #1-55722-4 Tuesday, 8/21 #1-55723-3 #1-55723-4

Fun trips for kids in grades 2–8

Note: Lunch is provided on each trip. Join us on these exciting field trips and travel to a variety of popular local venues for sports, games, food, and fun. Each day is different adventure, and you’re sure to have a great time. Information packets are available at the Leisure Center, and provide detailed descriptions of each destination and the day’s events, including what is needed to participate. Complete information for each trip is also available on the website: www.DPParks.org. Min/Max: 10/38 9:00am–5:00pm All trips depart from and return to the Leisure Center. R: $35/NR: $44 per trip Registration must be made a minimum of two business days in advance of any trip. Sorry, no exceptions. Friday, May 25.......................#5-55712-1 Volcano Falls Entertainment Center Monday, August 20................. #1-55722-1 Camp Edward’s: bring a swim suit & towel. Note: This trip leaves at 8:00am. Tuesday, August 21.................#1-55723-1 Wild West Town

For all kids in grades K–8 Participants must bring a sack lunch & drink

Come and hang out at the Leisure Center for a fun day with friends. We have loads of excellent activities planned for you. Choices include gym sports and games, game room, board games, bingo, baggo, arts and crafts, special events, and outdoor activities (weather permitting). Min/Max: 10/40 9:00am–5:00pm Early Registration: R: $24/NR: $29 per day Same-day Registration: R: $29/NR: $34 Friday, 5/25............................#5-55712-2 Monday, 8/20......................... #1-55722-2 Tuesday, 8/21......................... #1-55723-2

Spring Fun Fair

Saturday, May 19 • 10:00am–1:00pm The 5th Annual Family Friendly Festival of Fun! In the Juno Lighting and Mt. View Adventure Center parking lots.

Pooch, Pet & Pedal Parade

Sponsored by the Des Plaines City Special Events Commission

Touch a Truck

Sponsored by the Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce

Free Kids’ Bike Helmets

for the first 50 kids who need one. Sponsored by the Des Plaines Healthy Community Foundation

Climbing Wall

Sponsored by the Lattof YMCA

Fun Inflatable • Kids’ 100-Yard Dash* Sponsored by the Des Plaines Park District

Safety Town

Sponsored by Maine Township

Petting Zoo

Sponsored by Alan Tinker Plumbing & Rodding LLC

Fishing in Prairie Lakes Pond

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Sponsored by the Izaak Walton League

*Kid’s Dash information is on page 32.


Birthday Parties for Ages 3–10 Theme Parties

Choose your own adventure! These are some of our suggestions, but if your child has a favorite let us create a unique birthday party adventure.

Superhero It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no it’s Create Your Own Superhero. Guests will play games and make a cape to become their own superhero.

Classic Party If a classic party is more your style, then bring your family and friends to play Bozo Buckets, Pin the Tail on the Donkey, Hot Potato, Musical Chairs, and many more favorites!

Super Spy Each guest will become a secret agent. Your mission is to solve a mystery. Along with games to sharpen skills of deduction, this party is sure to keep you guessing: Who done it?

Celebrate and Create Party For artists of all ages and abilities, this party will feature an age-appropriate and personalized project. The fun and social atmosphere ensure that everyone will have a great time getting creative.

Safari Hunt Take your guests on an adventure of animal crafts and games.

Glam Girl Manicures, games, and fun are party of being a glamorous girl. Guests will have the opportunity to make a craft to remember all the fun and the glam. Jazzy Jewelry Participants use beads and simple craft materials to make one-of-a-kind jewelry which will give you the look of a “wearable art” artist. Junior Archeologists Help unearth a tiny dino-skeleton and put together a dinosaur glider to fly and take home. Knights of the Round Table Create your own family crest on a shield and make a mask that is reminiscent of an armored face guard. Look forward to games of skill and fun! Kreative Kitchen Party Ages 6–10 A deliciously good time! Participants will enjoy a fun-filled party of cooking and crafts. Each child will decorate their chef’s apron and then off to the kitchen to mix, blend, sift and create a delectable baking treat. Leave the mess and fun with us. Magic Show (R: $260/NR: $325) Make your birthday party, entertaining, and memorable with the incredible magic of Gary Kantor. You and your guests see vanishing acts, card tricks, mind reading and much more! All shows are interactive: your child will come up on stage and become a junior magician. Magic show lasts 30-45 minutes. Balloon Animal parties are also available. LOOK! We have Magic Classes and Balloon Animal classes on page 27.

Princess Party Become royalty! Create crowns and jewelencrusted scepters, and play games in an imaginary forest. If you don’t see your favorite theme, contact us. We can create the perfect party for your child.

Parties at the Leisure Center Games & More Ages 3–10 A party coordinator will lead the children in active games. We will use hula hoops, scooters, parachutes, and other gym equipment. This is a terrific party for all ages. Game Room Party Ages 8–10 Host your party in the Game Room at the Leisure Center. You and your guests will have exclusive use of the DDR, Air Hockey, Pool Table, Foosball, Electronic Basketball, PS3, XBOX 360, Jumpin’ Jackpot and Makoto Games. Enjoy and play all of these games, just you and your friends. Ultimate Games & Sports Ages 6–10 Have time in our gym to play games that keep you running or an organized sport. This is the perfect party for the young sports fan or the group that has too much energy and loves to run. Participants will have time to play and time to celebrate all while leaving the energy with us.

What makes a great party? It’s unique and exciting! Everyone participates and has fun! You don’t have to clean up! It’s affordable! If you are looking for all of the above for your birthday party, call the Des Plaines Park District. We will take the hassle out of planning your child’s next birthday. All packages will be tailored to your child’s specific interests.

Birthday Party Info Fee: R: $160/NR: $200, unless noted. Each additional child is $5. Includes: Party activities, games, one party leader per 10 children, present table, plates, napkins, utensils & cleanup. Location: Cumberland Terrace Fieldhouse, 426 S. Warrington at Washington Street, except Leisure Center Parties as noted. (Maps and directions are on our website.) Ages: 3–10 Length: 2 hours. Additional hours can be added to any birthday party package, for the fee of $30/hour Min/Max: Includes up to 12 children and 4 adults, with a maximum of 25 children. Day/Time: Saturday or Sunday dependent on availability Payments: Balance is due upon Birthday Party booking. Booking: Contact Cindy Yelich at 847-391-5700 or cyelich@dpparks.org Additional Fees: Please call for pricing for gift bags, food, or customized parties.

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Teen Center & Youth Programs Game Room Parties For ages 8+ The Game Room is available for Birthday Parties and special events on select Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year. See page 29 for other great Birthday Party themes!

at the Leisure Center • 2222 Birch Street Summer Hours June 4–August 17 • Wednesdays & Fridays* • 2:30–7:00pm Hours are subject to change.

Teen Center • Grades 6–10

Features Activities and Special Events • Big screen TV and DVD • XBOX Kinect Café area with beverage station • Computers with internet access • Study area

Game Room Grades 3–10

Features Air Hockey • Billiards • Foosball • Dance Dance Revolution Electronic Basketball • Jumpin’ Jackpot Game • Makoto Arena 2 Nintendo Wii • PlayStation 3 (2) • Xbox 360 (2) ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– The Teen Center, open to Des Plaines teens of junior high and high school age, is a joint venture of the Des Plaines Park District, City of Des Plaines, Des Plaines Youth Commission, and Des Plaines Community Foundation.

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Fall Soccer August 29–October 27 Registration deadline is Placement Night: August 13

Mary Dankowski, Program Coordinator Registration fee until August 13: R: $55/NR: $69 (fees include required soccer shirt) Registration fee after August 13: R: $65/NR: $79 (fees include required soccer shirt) Registrations taken after August 13 will be added to the waitlist, if space is not available. Please note: Due to the complications that arise from late withdrawals after the formation of teams, there is a $20 processing fee on any refund request after August 13. Open to children age 4 through 8th grade. Participants will learn how to play soccer while working on individual skills that include passing, shooting, offense, and defense. Our coaches are trained volunteer adults. Youth Soccer teams will be gender specific and age appropriate if enough boys and girls register for each age group. Age groups with low levels of registration may be combined into a co-ed team or mixed with another age group to fill the team roster. All participants will receive a phone call from their coach prior to the first practice. If you do not receive a call Please understand that we are recruiting volunteer coaches. If you have questions about the program, please call Josh Cantres at 847-391-5711. Fall Soccer Registration Codes 4 years–K Boys, Mon/Wed practice...................# 2-49013 - 4 4 years–K Girls, Mon/Wed practice.................#2-49013 - 1 1st Grade Boys, Mon/Wed practice...................# 2-49010 - 4 1st Grade Girls, Mon/Wed practice.................#2-49010 - 1 2nd and 3rd Grade Boys, Mon/Wed practice......# 2-49011 - 4 2nd and 3rd Grade Girls, Mon/Wed practice....#2-49011 - 1 4th and 5th Grade Boys, Tue/Thu practice.........# 2-49012 - 4 4th and 5th Grade Girls, Tue/Thu practice........#2-49012 - 1 6th–8th Grade Boys, Tue/Thu practice...............# 2-49017 - 4 6th–8th Grade Girls, Tue/Thu practice.............#2-49017 - 1 Practices: First practice for Monday/Wednesday, Grades K–3 is 8/29. First practice for Tuesday/Thursday, Grades 4–8, is 8/30. All practices are at Prairie Lakes, from 5:30–6:30pm. For updated game and practice information, call 847-391-5705, ext. 5. Games: Games are scheduled from September 8–October 27, on Saturdays, hourly from noon–4:00pm, depending on the number of teams. Games are played on Prairie Lakes Field. Uniforms: All participants provide their own shorts, sweats, shoes, and required shin guards. A Park District issued soccer shirt is required for games. Players must bring an initialed soccer ball to practice: a #3 ball (4–5 year olds), a #4 ball (1st–5th), and a #5 ball (6th–8th). Placement Night: August 13, PLCC Gym Participants are evaluated and placed on teams by the soccer coordinators, so that teams are properly balanced. No special requests are accepted. Please do not arrive before your scheduled time. Ages 4 & 5...... 5:00 – 5:45 pm 1st Grade........ 5:45 – 6:30 pm Grades 2–3..... 6:30 – 7:15 pm Grades 4–5..... 7:15 – 7:45 pm Grades 6–8..... 7:15 – 7:45 pm Picture Day: All team soccer pictures are taken before your game on September 22. Details and order forms are provided at practice. Volunteer Soccer Coaches Wanted: The Des Plaines Park District needs volunteer coaches for 2012 Fall Soccer. Coaches receive several Park District benefits in exchange for their volunteer time, including special discounts on programs. Please send a written letter of interest listing any experience you may have, and include your phone number. Experience is not necessary; all coaches have the opportunity to learn more through a variety of coach’s clinics. The soccer coordinators will contact you. Mandatory coaches meeting is at 10:00am on Saturday, August 25, at Prairie Lakes. NAYS coaches training, for all coaches who have not been certified, will follow the meeting. Please mail letters of interest to: Joshua Cantres, Athletic Supervisor Prairie Lakes Community Center, 515 E. Thacker Street, Des Plaines, IL 60016 or e-mail JC@DesPlainesParks.org.

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Sports for Ages 3-14 EVP TOUR Beach Volleyball Camps Grades 3–8 It’s time to take your volleyball game to the beach! This exciting 4-day camp, hosted by the Volleyball Professionals, features all the latest drills and training techniques that really build your skills. Plus, there are contests and games with fun, active instructors! The camp concentrates on the fundamentals of passing, setting, serving and spiking. Players learn to overhand serve and play organized games, while the lesson plan directs individual training that helps each student reach a new level. Any classes cancelled due to weather are made up on Fridays. Min/Max: 8/24 Volleyball Professionals Staff, Instructors PLCC, Outdoor Volleyball Courts Session 1 Monday–Thursday 6/18–6/21 Grades 3–5 1:00–2:00pm R: $75/NR: $94 #1-41081-1 Grades 6–9 2:00–4:00pm R: $100/ NR: $125 #1-41081-2 Session 2 Monday–Thursday 7/9–7/12 Grades 3–5 1:00–2:00pm R: $75/NR: $94 #1-41081-3 Grades 6–9 2:00–4:00pm R: $100/NR: $125 #1-41081-4

SportsKids Archery Ages 7–13 Learn the basics of a recurve bow in a safe and fun environment. This class will focus on a nationally recognized 9-step lesson plan. Blunt tip arrows, bows and targets are provided. Both technique and games will be targeted in this class! Min/Max: 6/10 SportsKids Inc. Staff, Instructor Arndt Park Field Thursdays 6/14–7/19 Ages 7–9 5:30–6:15pm R: $65/NR: $81 #1-41344-1 Parent/Child 6:15–7:00pm R: $33/NR: $40* #1-41344-2 *Per person Ages 10–13 7:00–7:45pm R: $65/NR: $81 #1-41344-3 SportsKids Floor Hockey Ages 7–13 Enjoy the fundamentals and mechanics of this fast-paced game! Drills for stick handling, passing, shooting, goalie as well as team drills will are illustrated, and games are played in every class. All equipment is provided. Participants must bring a basic mouth guard. Min/Max: 6/10 SportsKids Inc. Staff, Instructor Arndt Park, Tennis Courts Thursdays 6/14–7/19 Ages 7–9 5:45–6:30pm R: $45/NR: $56 #1-41345-1 Parent/Child 6:30–7:15pm R: $23/NR: $28* #1-41345-2 *Per person Ages 10–13 7:15–8:00pm R: $45/NR: $56 #1-41345-3

Official Youth Skills Competition of Major League Baseball Free! Prairie Lakes Field

Sunday, April 29 Noon–3:00pm

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Sign-up starts at 11:00am Open to all competitors ages 7–14. Bring proof of age. 4 Levels of competition: •Local •Sectional Team championship •MLB ballparks National finals •2011 all-star game in Phoenix, AZ Get all the details on our website. See you at the park!

Kids First Tumbling and Gymnastics Ages 3–13 Here’s a sport that doesn’t require any fancy, high-priced equipment, but is great fun and an excellent form of exercise. Tumblers learn increasingly more difficult moves with each succeeding program, from somersaults to flip-flops & walkovers. Participants ages 3–4 must be potty-trained. Min/Max: 4/9 Kids First Sports Safety, Instructors PLCC, MV 1 & 2 Tuesdays 6/12–7/24* Beginners, Ages 3–4 5:30–6:15pm R: $59/NR: $71 #1-41251-1 Beginners, Ages 4–6 6:15–7:00pm R: $59/NR: $71 #1-41251-2 Beginners, Ages 7–13^ 7:00–7:45pm R: $59/NR: $71 #1-41251-3 *No class 7/3 ^Class is divided into two groups: ages 7–8 and 9–13


Sports for Ages 2–12

Hot Shots Adult-Tot Sports Age 2–4, with an adult Parents are an integral part of helping their tots develop basic sports movement and motor skills. Motor skills activities focus on hand/eye and hand/foot coordination. Sports equipment and instruction are provided to help guide your child through this introduction to organized sports. Min/Max: 6/20 Hot Shots Sports, Instructor ALC, Gym Saturdays, 9:15am–10:00am 6/9–7/28 R: $80/NR: $96 #1-41335-1 Hot Shots Sports and More Ages 3–5 Through Hot Shots, kids are introduced to the fundamentals of such sports as soccer, T-ball, football, basketball, floor hockey and other sports and group games. The program provides an opportunity for each child to develop motor skills and grow both socially and emotionally through teamwork and good sportsmanship. Min/Max: 6/20 Hot Shots Sports, Instructor PLCC, South Gym (Thursdays) ALC, Gym (Saturdays) Thursdays, 11:00–11:45am 6/7–7/26 R: $80/NR: $96 #1-41332-1 Saturdays, 11:00am–11:45am 6/9–7/28 R: $80/NR: $96 #1-41332-2 Hot Shots Sports Pee Wee Soccer Ages 3–5 Let your child’s early soccer experience be a great one! Younger players gain confidence as they develop soccer skills, motor skills, and communication skills, while increasing their coordination. The Hot Shots program uses age-appropriate drills and exercises to teach kicking, ball control, dribbling, shooting, and more. Each class is designed to develop endurance, promote teamwork and good sportsmanship. Min/Max: 6/20 Hot Shots Sports, Instructor PLCC, South Gym (Thursdays) ALC, Gym (Saturdays) Thursdays, 11:45am–12:30pm 6/7–7/26 R: $80/NR: $96 #1-41333-1 Saturdays, 11:45am–12:30pm 6/9–7/28 R: $80/NR: $96 #1-41333-2

Hot Shots Basketball Skills Clinic Level I Ages 5–7 Develop fundamental basketball skills such as shooting, dribbling and passing, and learn the basic rules of the game. Each class includes instruction as well as structured games. This class is for the basketball beginner looking to understand the game, learn new skills, and have a ball! Min/Max: 6/20 Hot Shots Sports, Instructor ALC, Gym Saturdays, 10:00–10:45am 6/9–7/28 R: $80/NR: $96 #1-41334-1 Boys and Girls T-Ball Ages 4–6 This fun-filled, structured T-ball class features instruction for the first half of class, followed by plenty of team play. Each week, teams are formed to play in game-like situations and practice what has been learned. All of the basics are taught in detail: throwing, catching, batting, base running, and fielding. Min/Max: 10/30 Hot Shots Sports, Instructor Prairie Lakes Park Tuesdays & Thursdays 6/12–7/12 R: $45/NR: $56 9:30–10:15am #1-47040-1 10:15–11:00am #1-47040-2

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Men’s & Boys Basketball Men’s A&B Basketball Leagues

18+ We play competitive basketball year ‘round! Each season we have two popular leagues, to accommodate all levels of play. The A Division is for teams with more highly skilled players who want more competitive league play. The B Division is for teams that still want to play competitively, but the level of play is not as intense. Games are played by IHSA rules, with IHSA officials. All teams are guaranteed 8 games, with additional playoffs for teams that qualify. All team players receive uniform shirts. The Des Plaines Park District reserves the right to move returning teams to the league that is appropriate for their level of play. For more information, contact Joshua Cantres, Athletic Supervisor, Max: 16 teams Tuesday evenings Prairie Lakes Community Center, Gym Summer League Letter of intent and payment is due by June 15 for returning teams. Thereafter, all teams are on a first-come, first-served basis. Last day to register is June 22. Tuesday evenings 6/26–8/21 $630 per team Fall League Letter of intent and payment is due by November 2 for returning teams. Thereafter, all teams are on a first-come, first-served basis. Last day to register is November 6. Tuesday evenings* 11/13–1/8/13* $630 per team *Except 12/25 and 1/1/13. Make up games will be played.

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Fall Boys Basketball Grades 7 and 8 Players will develop their skills, learn sportsmanship, and be involved in a competitive fun game setting. Games are held on Saturdays, at Prairie Lakes Community Center, beginning September 15. Some games may be held on Tuesday or Thursday nights at Chippewa. Practices begin the week of August 27 and are held one evening each week at a D62 school. Min/Max: 60/80 Mary Dankowski, Coordinator PLCC, Gym Grade 7 9/15–11/10 R: $95/NR: $114 #2-48117-6 Grade 8 9/15–11/10 R: $95/NR: $114 #2-48117-8 Placement Night Wednesday, August 22 Grades 7 and 8 PLCC, Gym

6:00–8:00pm

Winter 2012–2013 Basketball Programs Includes K–2, Grades 3/4 boys and girls, and Grades 5/6 boys and girls. Note: Boys and girls Grades 3–6 basketball will need Volunteer Coaches. If you are interested, please contact Joshua Cantres, Athletic Supervisor at 847-391-5711.

High School Basketball Leagues Freshman/Sophomore League Varsity League Get in some warm-up rounds before the season starts with guys who just love to play basketball. The Freshman/Sophomore League and the Varsity League are both for local high school players. Each league includes an 8-game season, with additional playoff games for teams that qualify. The Freshman/Sophomore teams coach themselves, and can have a maximum of eight players on a squad. The Varsity League roster will be at the discretion of the coach. Note: If you are currently a Freshman or a Sophomore, but you play on your school’s Varsity team, you are ineligible to play in this Freshman/Sophomore league. Maximum of 10 teams per league. Placement Night for the Freshman/Sophomore League Thursday, August 23 Maine West High School, Gymnasium Freshman/Sophomore League Games PLCC, Gym Saturdays, 2:00–5:00pm 9/8–11/3 Fee: $32 Note: Registrations are taken individually. Players will be placed on teams. Varsity League Games PLCC, Gym Tuesdays, 6:30–10:30pm Fee: $430

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Sports for Ages 4–Adult Boxing 101 Ages 7–Adult A new sports program, in cooperation with the River Trails Park District. Build your confidence! This thrill-seeking, high-energy training class teaches selfdefense and shadowboxing, in addition to developing cardio strength, power, speed, and endurance. Learn the basic principles of boxing including offense, defense, and footwork. The instructor is experienced in both boxing and sports conditioning. Min/Max: 5/20 Weiss Community Center 1500 E. Euclid Ave., Mt. Prospect River Trails Staff, Instructor Ages 7–10 (Beginner) Saturdays, noon–1:00pm 6/16–8/11 R: $69/NR: $82.80 #1-41248-1 Ages 11–17 (Advanced/Beginner) Saturdays, 1:00–2:00pm 6/16–8/11 R: $69/NR: $82.80 #1-41248-2 Ages 18+ (Beginner or Advanced) Saturdays, 2:00–3:00pm 6/16–8/11 R: $69/NR: $82.80 #1-41248-3

Flag First Football Camp Ages 6–14 Participants are grouped by age. Touchdown! This week-long instructional camp offers an ideal introduction to football. Coaches employ strategic, fun preparation drills and games to challenge both beginners and more advanced players. Fundamental skills and safety are stressed, including: techniques per position; purpose factors; body balance; splits; first step directional movements; blocking; tackling; football awareness, and sportsmanship. Camp features a great Punt-Pass-Kick contest and an exciting Championship Flag Football game. All participants receive a Kids First T-shirt. Min/Max: 10/60 Kids First Staff, Instructors Prairie Lakes Field Monday–Friday 9:00am–noon R: $125/NR: $150 6/18–6/22 #1-41361-1 7/16–7/20 #1-41361-2

–––Tennis for ages 4–adult––– Youth Tennis Lessons Ages 6–13 Youth tennis lessons will be held twice each week at Maine West High School. Learn the basic skills including forehand strokes, backhand strokes, serving and ball control. All participants must bring their own racket, and wear appropriate tennis attire. Min/Max: 6/24 Maine West High School Matthew Pangborn, Instructor Tuesdays & Thursdays 6/12–7/12 Ages 6–9 4:30–5:30pm R: $60/NR: $75 #1-41115-1 Ages 10–13 5:30–6:30pm R: $60/NR: $75 #1-41115-2 Tennis Under the Lights Ages 18+ Enjoy tennis in the evening. Beginners receive instruction during the first hour and play games during the second hour. Intermediate players will play games first then receive instruction. The level of players enrolled will determine the structure. All shots will be taught: forehand, backhand, volley, approach shots, serving, overheads, as well as game tactics. Min/Max: 10/40 Maine West High School Matthew Pangborn, Instructor Tues. & Thurs., 7:00–9:00pm 6/12–7/12 R: $66/NR: $83 #1-41121-1

Des Plaines Jr. Warriors Football and Cheerleading

(Member of the Chicagoland YFL) Ages 5–14 Team placements are determined by a player’s age as of July 31, 2012. Playing level ages and weights are on our website: www.dpjrwarriors.com Early Registration Fee: $270.00 After April 1, 2012: $300.00 Payment plans are available. Registration dates: Saturday, April 21 11:00am–2:00pm Wednesday, May 9 6:00pm–8:00pm Saturday, May 19 11:00am–2:00pm Prairie Lakes Community Center Please bring a copy of your birth certificate. For more information visit our website or email us at: warriorsfootballandcheer@yahoo.com Mail Registrations to: P.O. Box 1020 Des Plaines, Illinois 60017

Munchkin Tennis Ages 4–12 A perfect introduction to the exciting game of tennis. Mark Miller has appeared on national and local news programs with his energetic and innovative way of coaching tennis, with an emphasis on learning through fun. Eye/hand coordination will improve, and small groups allow for individual attention. Min/Max: 8/10 Chippewa Park, Tennis Courts Mark Miller, Instructor Ages 4–8 Mondays, 11:15–11:45am 6/11–7/30 R: $86/NR: $107 #1-41110-1 Ages 8–12 Mondays, 11:45am–12:15pm 6/11–7/30 R: $86/NR: $107 #1-41110-2

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Sports • Sports Camps Beginning Lacrosse

Skyhawks Sports Camps Skyhawks provides a wide variety of fun, safe and positive programs that emphasize critical lessons in sports and life, such as teamwork, respect and sportsmanship. Our programs are designed to give each child a positive introduction into sports while fostering a lifelong love for an active, healthy lifestyle. Our patient and knowledgeable staff use a variety of skill-building games and activities to give each athlete a complete understanding and overview of the sport. Since 1979 Skyhawks has taught over one million boys and girls life lessons through sports. Please view our website at www.skyhawks.com for further information. No refunds will be issued if classes are cancelled due to inclement weather. Sorry, no payment plan option for this camp. Skyhawks Multi-Sport Recreation Ages 7–12 Soccer, Baseball, Basketball, Football Our multi-sport recreation camp is designed to introduce young athletes to a variety of different sports in one setting. For this program we combine Soccer, Baseball, Basketball, Football into one fun-filled week. Athletes will learn the rules and essentials of each sport through skill-based games and scrimmages. By the end of the week, your child will walk away with knowledge of four new sports along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork, and self-discipline. All participants receive a T-shirt and a merit award. The participant-to-coach ratio is approximately 12:1. Campers should bring appropriate clothing, two snacks, a water bottle, running shoes, a baseball glove, and sunscreen. Min/Max: 10/50 Skyhawks Sports, Instructor Prairie Lakes Field Monday–Friday, 9:00–11:00am 7/30–8/3 R: $79/NR: $98 #1-41340-1

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Ages 6–10 Suit up and find out why lacrosse is one of the fastest-growing sports in the country. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast-paced, high-scoring game. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting in a fun, non-checking environment. Our staff helps campers learn not only the sport of lacrosse, but also important life skills such as respect, teamwork, and discipline. Designed for ages 6 to 10, this camp ensures that every athlete will come away with a deep understanding of the game and its traditions. All participants receive a T-shirt and a merit award. The participant-to-coach ratio is approximately 12:1. Participants should bring appropriate clothing, two snacks, a water bottle, running shoes, a mouthpiece, protective gloves, a helmet with full mask (or goggles for girls lacrosse), a lacrosse stick, and sunscreen. NOTE: A limited number of lacrosse kits are available for rent, online. Kits include helmet with full mask, lacrosse stick, and protective gloves. Call 800-804-3509 or visit www.skyhawks.com to reserve your kit today. Min/Max: 10/50 Skyhawks Sports, Instructor Prairie Lakes Field Monday–Friday, 9:00–11:00am 7/2–7/6* R: $79/NR: $98 #1-41342-1 *No class 7/4

Park District & Youth Commission Co-Rec Summer Softball League

Want to hang out with friends and play softball? The Park District and Des Plaines Youth Commission provide high school students an opportunity to get together and play in a fun softball league. This is an 8-game season, plus a single elimination tournament. T-shirts are provided by the Des Plaines Youth Commission. For more information, please contact Joshua Cantres, Athletic Supervisor, 847-391-5711 or e-mail Ms. Mary at mdankowski@maine207.org Registration deadline: May 27 Max: 20 teams Rand Park Field Saturdays, 6:00–10:00pm 6/9–8/4 $300 per team

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Chicago Storm Summer Soccer Camps

Ages 4–13 A member of the Ultimate Soccer League. Chicago Storm Soccer Camps offer a unique opportunity for children to work with Chicago Storm soccer players. Campers of all levels practice skills and strategies in a curriculum that is game-like and fun! Participants are placed in groups according to age and/or skill level, and everyone receives a camp T-shirt, soccer ball, and player evaluation. No refunds will be issued if classes are cancelled due to inclement weather. If needed, a make-up class will be held on Saturday, 7/14. Sorry, no payment plan for this camp. Min/Max: 10/30 Chicago Storm Staff, Instructors Prairie Lakes Field Monday–Friday 7/9–7/13 Mini-Kickers Camp • Ages 4–6 Ideal for beginners. Campers learn the basics of soccer in a fun and entertaining environment, designed for their age and skill level. 9:00am–noon* #1-49033-1 R: $145/NR: $174 *Except 7/13. Campers will stay for lunch on Friday, and camp ends at 1:00pm. Half-Day Camp • Ages 7–13 Ideal for recreational and intermediate players. Campers are taught dribbling, passing/receiving and shooting skills in a fun, entertaining and game-like environment. 9:00am–noon* #1-49033-2 R: $145/NR: $174 *Except 7/13. Campers will stay for lunch on Friday, and camp ends at 1:00pm. Full Day Camp • Ages 7–13 Ideal for recreational and intermediate players. Campers expand on the Half-Day Camp experience by focusing on team tactics and strategies in an interactive game and scrimmage environment. There will be a 45-minute lunch break every day; please bring a sack lunch. 9:00am–3:00pm* #1-49033-3 R: $180/NR: $216 *Except 7/13: Camp ends at 1:00pm.


Sports Camps Chicago White Sox Training Center Summer Camps

If you want to be the best, you’ve got to train with the best! Over the past 17 years, more than 50,000 youth baseball players have attended a White Sox Summer Camp to focus on essential individual baseball skills.

Professional coaches from the White Sox organization have designed programs for kids ages 5–11 at every ability level.

Every White Sox Summer Camp participant receives an exclusive U.S. CELLULAR FIELD EXPERIENCE! This opportunity of a lifetime, for the camp participant and one guest, includes a parade on the field and a Q&A session with a White Sox personality, a coach, and a current White Sox player! During the camp, all players participate in a special Skills Competition, and the Top 30 qualifiers in each age group then compete in the finals, in September, on U.S. Cellular Field. Each camper also receives six (6) White Sox ticket vouchers, an Academy hat, T-shirt, evaluation report, and graduation certificate.* *Restrictions apply to ticket vouchers. Cellular Field Experience dates are to be determined, premium items subject to change. Little Sluggers Camp Boys & Girls Ages 5–6 Our beginner program is designed to introduce this age group to the game of baseball. The student-to-instructor ratio is 10:1 or less, and assures every player gets the attention they deserve. Chippewa Park, Baseball Fields Monday–Friday, 1:00–3:30pm 7/16–7/20 R: $179/NR: $224 #1-75406-1 White Sox Training Center Camp (STC-1) Boys & Girls Ages 7–8 Our intermediate camp includes training in throwing, hitting, bunting, fielding, pitching, and base-running. Fundamentals will be reinforced by using fun skill-games. On the final day, all players have the opportunity to judge their improvement by playing a game. Student-to-instructor ratio is 10:1 or less. Chippewa Park, Baseball Fields Monday–Friday, 1:00–4:00pm 7/16–7/20 R: $199/NR: $249 #1-75406-2 White Sox Advanced Camp (STC 2) Boys & Girls Ages 9–11 This camp builds on the basics and is just the ticket to advance your game to the next level. Depending on the skill level of the players, this camp touches on advanced hitting and throwing techniques, team play, advanced base running, and other techniques that can be used on the field this season. On the final day, all players have the opportunity to judge their improvement by playing a game. Student to instructor ratio is 10:1 or less. Chippewa Park, Baseball Fields Monday–Friday, 1:00–4:00pm 7/16–7/20 R: $199/NR: $249 #1-75406-3

Challenger British Soccer Camps

Ages 4–14 Specially trained British soccer athletes give children a week of coaching and confidence building. Each day includes foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, small-sided games, coached scrimmages, and a daily tournament. Campers receive a Challenger soccer ball, British Soccer Camp T-shirt, a camp award, and an individual skills evaluation. These camps teach kids confidence, self-discipline, good sportsmanship, and, most importantly, respect for yourself, other players, and for the game. Partial scholarships are available for families willing to host the British coaches. Campers must bring a sack lunch each day. No refunds will be issued if classes are cancelled due to inclement weather. If needed, a make-up class will be held on Saturday 6/16. Sorry, no payment plan option for this camp. Min/Max: 5/50 Prairie Lakes Park Session 1, Monday–Friday 6/11–6/15 Mini Soccer Camp: Ages 4–5 5:00–6:30pm #1-49031-1 6:40–8:10pm #1-49031-2 R: $109/NR: $131 Half-Day Camps Ages 6–10, 5:00–8:00pm R: $141/NR: $176 #1-49031-3 Ages 11–14, 5:00–8:00pm R: $141/NR: $176 #1-49031-4 Session 2, Monday–Friday 7/23–7/27 Mini Soccer Camp: Ages 4–5 5:00–6:30pm #1-49032-1 6:40–8:10pm #1-49032-2 R: $109/NR: $131 Half-Day Camps Ages 6–10, 5:00–8:00pm R: $141/NR: $176 #1-49032-3 Ages 11–14, 5:00–8:00pm R: $141/NR: $176 #1-49032-4 For more information contact Athletic Supervisor, Joshua Cantres: 847-391-5711 or jc@DPParks.org. You can also register online through www.challengersports.com. Free gifts are given to those who register online 45 days before the camp date. Enrollment is limited. Players are encouraged to register early.

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Golf Center Des Plaines 353 N. River Road

847-803-GOLF (4653)

Chicagoland’s Favorite Golf Practice Facility

Driving Range Hours Through May 31 Daily 8:00am–10:00pm June 1–August 31 Monday–Saturday 7:00am–midnight Sundays and Holidays 7:00am–10:00pm Grass tees open on Mondays at 5:00pm.

Course Hours

Over 300 yards of targeted outdoor landing area!

Open daily. Course and Short Game Area open at noon on Mondays. Last round tees off 1½ hours before closing.

What makes the Golf Center unique?

Through May 31

8:00am–10:00pm

• Driving Range has over 300 yards of outdoor landing area. You’re not bangin’ balls into walls!

June 1–August 31

7:00am–midnight

• 80 hitting bays, on three tiers, are lighted and heated. Practice in comfort.

Course Fees Resident Non–Res. Weekdays, before 5pm $10 $12 Night Play, after 5pm $12 $14 Weekends & Holidays $12 $14 Seniors and Juniors Save $2 Monday–Friday before 5:00pm

• Automated tee-up system, with adjustable tee heights up to 2.” Use your largest club heads.

• Designed for serious practice. Keep your swing in shape year-round. • Club Casa Café, Restaurant & Sports Bar. Thirsty? They’ll deliver right to your hitting station! • Dream Golf Pro Shop. Name brands, expert club fitting. • GolfTEC. Private lessons from PGA professionals. Proven Path. Proven Results. • 9-stall grass tee area. 300 yards of landing area. • Beautiful 9-hole, par-3 course is lighted. Play until midnight in season.

Driving Range Specials!

• Early Bird: 8¢ balls daily until 10am. • Mondays: 6¢ balls. • Thursdays: 8¢ balls. • Junior/Senior Rate: 9¢ balls, weekdays until 5pm.

Loyalty Program

Put $50 on a Range Card, we’ll add $5. Put $100 on a Range Card, we’ll add $15. When your total purchases reach $500, you’ll receive an instant bonus of $25 in Range Balls! Range Ball Resident Price: 11¢ 80 lighted, automated hitting stations.

Follow the Golf Center!

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New! Memberships

Unlimited course & short game, $100 Range Card, free GolfTEC swing analysis, special discounts at Dream Golf & Club Casa, and more bonuses. $550.


Golf Center Des Plaines GolfTEC Lesson Fees

847-299-5431

At GolfTEC we offer you the Ultimate Golf Experience! We will evaluate your swing from address to finish by using our motion sensors, digital video analysis and audible bio-feedback. This technology, coupled with the expertise of our PGA Teaching Professionals, allows us to factually measure your swing so that there is no guesswork. We will compare your swing data with our database of over 150 Tour Professionals, to determine both your strengths and weakness. Your lesson is uploaded to the GolfTEC website, for you to review. Now, with everything we’ve learned, we can tailor a lesson program to fit your goals and specific training needs to insure continued improvement. GolfTEC really does offer the #1 Golf Lesson in America! ––––––––––––––––––––––

Des Plaines Park District Residents can play the beautiful courses at the Glenview Park District and pay resident rates.

$85

Individual Lesson (half hour session)

Premier Golf Instruction

Golf Glenview!

$165 $99

Initial evaluation With lesson program purchase

Par Program (5 half hour sessions)

$369

Birdie Program (10 half hour sessions)

$679

Eagle Program (15 half hour sessions)

$949

Signature Program (25 half hour sessions)

$1399

See the inside back cover for details. Through a reciprocal agreement with the Glenview Park District all Des Plaines Park District residents now qualify for Glenview resident rates at both golf courses. Proper I.D. required.

www.golfglenview.com

Premier Membership $2349 (52 lessons, 12 month membership*) Short Game and Putting (half hour video session)

$85 On the main floor of the Golf Center 847-803-4757

Practice Memberships* 1 half hour session $25 3 Months $315 6 Months $525 *Practice membership guarantees users 1.5 hours of practice per week. It may be purchased by active clients only and used to supplement lesson programs. Practice sessions do not include the use of our motion analysis technology. Individual instructor prices may vary.

Special Savings! ––––––––––––––––––––––

Des Plaines residents receive 40% off all GolfTEC lesson programs. Simply show proof of residency when you sign up! –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Pro Shop Hours Monday–Friday Saturday Sunday

10:00am–8:00pm 10:00am–7:00pm 11:00am–5:00pm

Club Rental Fee: Club Demo Fee: Club Fitting, Irons: Club Fitting, Driver:

$10.00 $10.95 $30.00 $30.00

When clubs are purchased after fitting, the fitting fee will be returned. Plus, you’ll receive a 10% discount on the total of your club purchase. (Must have the original receipts.) Not valid on PING brand clubs.

Club Casa Café Restaurant • Sports Bar • Patio • Banquets Main floor of the Golf Center • 847-298-5100

Specializing in classic sandwiches, steaks, seafood, authentic pasta dishes & pizza. Open Every Day with Great Daily Specials Lunch Specials Monday–Friday, 11:00am–2:00pm • $6.95 Pick Two

Thursday Special Full slab of Ribs $15. • Half slab $11.

Friday Special All you can eat! Cod $9.75 •Perch $12.75

Includes soup or salad. Beverage excluded. Includes soup or salad, home fires & coleslaw.

In the mood to party?

Let us cater your next event! Banquets from 25–100 For information and reservations, please call: 847-298-5100 or 847-297-6640

Club Casa Café

15% Off

Any First Time Catering Order

Not valid with any other offer. Expires 9/1/12

www.clubcasacafe.com

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Golf Center Des Plaines 353 N. River Road

Meet Eric Pick PGA Instructor

Eric is a Class A PGA Professional, elected to membership in January 2006. Originally from Park Ridge, IL, he is a graduate of the Professional Golf Management Program at Ferris State University. While interning at Sea Island Golf Club, Eric was able to work with a number of top-name golf instructors. Eric enjoys teaching golfers of all skill levels. He stresses the fundamentals of golf, emphasizing each player’s strengths while overcoming their weaknesses. We are excited to have Eric as a member of the Golf Center team!

847-803-GOLF (4653)

Golf Leagues 2012 Travel Youth Golf League June 11–August 3 Tryouts Monday, May 21st at 5:00pm at the Golf Center. 3rd–8th grade (year just completed) Come be a part of our travel golf league, where you are sure to improve your game and have fun at the same time. This team will participate in a Monday league and a Wednesday league, and play many other local teams and golf courses in the northwest suburbs. One-hour group lessons, by GolfTEC, are included every Tuesday. Throughout the program, league members receive free rounds of golf at our Lake Park and Golf Center courses, plus unlimited range balls at the Golf Center to help improve their game. The league fee includes a polo shirt and an awards banquet. Transportation is not provided. Lowest scores qualify for the 16 spots on the team. Fee: $450 per golfer Youth Golf Leagues Ages 6–15 This is a recreational league designed for all levels of junior golfers. Come with a foursome, or come by yourself and make new friends, all the while experiencing eight weeks of great golf. There is no instruction with this league. We will hold a special contest each week for participants to win free golf and many other items. League day tee times are from 8:00am–noon. Tee times will be first-come, first-served. Please note: registration for this league also requires a separate form, available online or at the Golf Center. Min/Max: 20/120 Lake Park Golf Course Tuesdays 6/12–8/7* R: $115/NR: $140 #1-01580-1 Golf Center Des Plaines Wednesdays 6/13–8/8** R: $115/NR: $140 #1-01580-2 *No class 7/3 **No class 7/4

Golf Center Des Plaines Instruction Program

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Our new instructional program at the Golf Center of Des Plaines is designed for everyone from youth to seniors and beginners to advanced golfers. We are proud to have PGA Instructor, Eric Pick on our staff at the Golf Center. Eric’s patience and deep understanding of the mechanics of a golf swing will improve your game and keep you coming back for more.

One Day Short Game School Ages 14 and up Did you know over 65% of all shots played on a course occur within 70 yards of the hole? Learn, practice and experience all shots inside 70 yards. Discover how to cut a few more strokes off your score with knowledge of proper set-up, club selection and shot choice. This intense school will focus on improving techniques on shots designed to lower your score and make the game more enjoyable. Min/Max: 4/8 R: $100/NR: $120 Saturday 9:00am–noon May 19 5-04023-2 June 9 1-04023-1 Four-Day Junior Golf Camp Ages 8–16 Learn, practice and experience golf in a fun and productive atmosphere. The Four Day Junior Golf Camp is designed for the aspiring junior golfer looking to improve their golf game and confidence. The focus is to instill lifelong fundamentals and passion for the game. Swing development, short game skills, course management, golf fitness, golf etiquette and the rules of golf are the foundation of the program. This all-around approach will teach students to practice and play golf with a purpose. The camp will conclude with a 9-hole tournament on the final day. This camp is designed for golfers age 8 to 16 with some golf experience. Min/Max: 4/20 Tues. & Thurs., 5:00–5:45pm 4/10–4/24 R: $115/NR: $130 #5-04021-1 Tuesday–Friday., 8:00am–noon 6/12–6/15 R: $300/NR: $320 #1-04024-1 Tuesday–Friday, 8:00am–noon 7/10–7/13 R: $300/NR: $320 #1-04024-2 High School Short Game School Ages 13–18 This school is for the motivated junior golfers entering high school or currently in high school looking to improve their techniques within the scoring zone. Shots within 70 yards will be the main focus including chipping, pitching, wedges, and bunker shots. Creativity, visualization, proper set-up, club selection, and shot choice will all be highlighted. This is an intense program structured to prepare juniors for trying out and competing at the high school level. Min/Max: 4/8 Saturday 9:00am–noon R: $80/NR: $100 July 14 #1-04025-1 July 21 #1-04025-2


Lake Park Golf Course 1015 Howard Avenue at Lee Street Lake Park Clubhouse 2012 Hours Through May: 8:00am–dusk. June–October: 7:00am–dusk Lake Park Golf Course Opening as weather permits in early April. The scenic lakeside course is 1,515 yards in length with 18 holes ranging from 50 to 115 yards with beautiful greens, strategic bunkers, and a picturesque lake that doubles as a hazard. This sporty Par-3 course provides hours of enjoyment for golfers of all ages. If you need to work on your short game, then this is the course for you. The pro shop carries a variety of golf accessories including balls and gloves, and you can rent golf clubs and pull carts.

847-391-5730

Group Outings Special group rates are available for golf outings. Call 847-391-5730 for fees based on your group size.

2012 Daily Fees Weekday Weekend Adult Resident $9.00 $10.00 Adult Non–Resident $12.50 $13.50 Youth/Senior Resident* $7.50 $9.00 Youth/Senior Non–Res.* $10.00 $12.50 *Ages 6 through High School, and age 60+ New This Year!

Lake Park Membership

Pay one flat rate at the beginning of the season and golf as much as you want for no extra cost. Members will receive a Membership Card which they will need to show, along with a photo ID, each time they golf. Residents: $300 Non-Residents: $350 Seniors (60 and older) receive $25 off Youth (Under 18) receive $25 off

The beautiful Lake Park 18-hole course is set on Lake Opeka.

Save with a 10–Play Punch Pass! Adult Resident..................................$80.00 Adult Non–Resident........................$115.00 Youth/Senior Resident*.....................$65.00 Youth/Senior Non–Resident*.............$90.00 *Ages 6 through High School, and age 60+ Golf Specials At Lake Park Kids’ and Family Special All Year Long! All kids golf for just $5 when a parent plays at regular rates. Senior Appreciation Mondays All seniors 60 and over with valid ID can golf for just $5 all day long on Mondays. Dress Code All golfers will be required to wear shirts and shoes on the course and in the clubhouse. Leagues Call 847-391-5730 for more information on Men’s, Women’s, and Junior Leagues. Please note All golfers are liable for their actions while on the course.

Golfers of all ages enjoy the Lake Park course.

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Lake Park Golf Course Lee Street, from Touhy Avenue to Howard Avenue

Golf Camps We Youth Proudly Support

Can’t commit to a weekly class and want a more intensive 4 day training? These camps will cover many of the same things as our weekly classes and more as we will work with the kids on learning the game and enjoying the game of golf for a lifetime. If there is rain during any camp, the makeup will be on that Friday. Youth Golf Camp Ages 8–11 Min/Max: 4/10 Mon.–Thur., 9:00–noon R: $110/NR $120

6/18–6/21 1-15913-1

G-Ball Camp Ages 5–8 Min/Max: 4/8 Mon.–Thur., 9:00–11:00am 7/9–7/12 R: $75/NR: $85 1-15913-2 Youth Golf Camp Ages 11–15 Min/Max: 4/10 Mon.–Thur., 9:00am–noon 7/23–7/26 R: $110/NR: $120 1-15913-3

Youth Golf Lessons A Sticks For Kids Program Ages 8–11 This beginner’s class introduces children to joys of golf. The class focuses on instruction: grip, stance, swing, club selection, chipping, and putting. You will also learn the rules of the game, and about proper etiquette on the golf course. Min/Max: 4/10 Lake Park Golf Course Spring Session (Registration is in progress.) Tuesdays, 5:00–6:00pm 5/15–6/12 R: $55/NR: $65 #5-15912-1 Thursdays, 5:00–6:00pm 5/17–6/14 R: $55/NR $65 #5-15912-2 Summer Session Mondays, 1:00–2:00pm 6/18–8/6* R: $77/NR: $87 #1-15912-1 Thursdays, 5:00–6:00pm 6/21–8/9* R: $55/NR: $65 #1-15912-2 *No class July 2 or July 5 Youth Golf Lessons A Sticks For Kids Program Ages 11–15 This beginner/intermediate class teaches the basic of golf, focusing on many different shots: sand shot, pitch shot, chip shot, and putting. You will also learn the importance of club selection and reading the green. Min/Max: 4/10 Lake Park Golf Course Spring Session (Registration is in progress.) Tuesdays, 6:15–7:15pm 5/15–6/12 R: $55/NR: $65 #5-15912-3 Thursdays, 4:00–5:00pm 5/17–6/14 R: $55/NR: $65 #5-15912-4 Summer Session Mondays, 2:00–3:00pm 6/18–8/6* R: $77/NR: $87 #1-15912-3 Thursdays, 6:00–7:00pm 6/21–8/9* R: $55/NR: $65 #1-15912-4 *No class July 2 or July 5 For all lessons, and for playing a round of golf at Lake Park, we have sets of golf clubs for children to use at no charge! Call 847-391-5730 for information.

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847-391-5730

Private Youth Golf Lessons

Need some one-on-one golf instruction? Let our staff improve your game. Schedule a lesson with our knowledgeable instructor, who specializes in teaching young golfers. $35 for ½-hour lesson $55 for 1-hour lesson

Golf Instruction at Lake Park G-Ball Beginners Golf Ages 5–8 G-ball is a nationally recognized golf development program created by SNAG Golf. This is golf’s version of T-Ball, focused on children 5–8 years old. Children will learn the basics of golf in four stations: rolling (putting), chipping, pitching, and launching using modified golf equipment called SNAG GOLF. This fun and engaging class will be a great first step for your child to learn a game they can play for a lifetime. No equipment is needed. Min/Max: 4/8 Lake Park Golf Course Spring Session (Registration is in progress.) Tuesdays, 4:00–4:45pm 5/15–6/12 R: $50/NR $60 #5-15914-1 Thursdays, 6:30–7:15pm 5/17–6/14 R: $50/NR $60 #5-15914-2 Summer Session Mondays, noon–12:45pm 6/18–8/6* R: $70/NR: $80 #1-15914-1 Thursdays, 4:00pm–4:45pm 6/21–8/9* R: $70/NR $80 #1-15914-2 *No class July 2 or July 5

Youth Golf Leagues

Ages 6–15 This is a recreational league designed for all levels of junior golfers. Come with a foursome, or come by yourself and make new friends, all the while experiencing eight weeks of great golf. There is no instruction included with this league. We hold special contests each week: participants win free golf items. League day tee times are from 8:00am–noon. Tee times are first-come, first-served. Please note: registration for this league also requires a separate form, available online or at the Golf Center. Min/Max: 20/120 Lake Park Golf Course Tuesdays 6/12-8/7* R: $115/NR:$140 #1-01580-1 Golf Center Des Plaines Wednesdays 6/13–8/8* R: $115/NR: $140 #1-01580-2 *No class July 3 or July 4


Lake Park • Lake Opeka Lee Street, from Howard Avenue to Touhy Avenue

847-391-5730

Lake Opeka Shoreline Fishing Hours Monday–Sunday 6:00am–sunset Call 847-391-5730 for information. No Lake Opeka Fishing Pass Required! Des Plaines Park District season or day passes are no longer required to fish in beautiful Lake Opeka. Just come and enjoy! All Cook County and State of Illinois licensing requirements apply. For the health of the lake, and to respect your fellow fishermen, please follow all posted fishing rules and creel limits. Sailing & Boating Sailing is available to those who are properly qualified and own or rent a boat. Privately owned boats must be registered. All boaters must sign in and out at the clubhouse. Sailing is only permitted during hours when waterfront staff is on duty. Boating season is May 1 to October 1. In May, September and October, the marina is open only on weekends. Paddle Boat Rentals All boaters must be at least 16 years of age or be accompanied by an adult. All rentals are arranged in the clubhouse. Paddle Boat Fees: 2 person: $10 per 30 minutes 4 person: $14 per 30 minutes Group paddle boat rentals are available; please call the clubhouse for details. Yacht Club Sail on with the Des Plaines Yacht Club! If you’re interested in sailing, and want to share that interest with a friendly group, join us for a meeting and get involved with our fun activities. Meetings are held at the Lake Park Clubhouse. For more information, visit www.desplainesyachtclub.com Moorings Dry moorings are available. All moorings are reserved on a first come, first served basis, and those with a mooring from the previous year have priority. Please call the Lake Park Clubhouse for more information and a registration sheet. Regattas Regattas take place throughout the season, on Sunday afternoons and Wednesday evenings. Come join us! The Park District will once again be sponsoring our annual Labor Day Regatta for sailors. See you at the Marina!

Sail a Sailboat Day

Des Plaines Yacht Club 13th Annual Sail a Sailboat Day

Saturday, June 16 • 11:00am–2:00pm You can take a short boat ride (weather permitting) with an experienced sailor, view the variety of boats on display, and talk to their owners. Be prepared to get wet on the ride. Find out the answers to all your sailing questions including: • What does it really take to own a boat? • How much does it cost? • Does it take a lot of time? • What if I have never sailed before? The event is free! (But space is limited.) Pre-registration is recommended, and begins June 1 at the Clubhouse.

Picnics by the Lake • Optimist Club Pavilion •

If your club, group, or family would like a scenic place to gather for a cookout, birthday party, or family outing, reserve our Lake Park Picnic Pavilion, which was a gift to the Park District from the Des Plaines Optimist Club. There are nine picnic tables under the Pavilion’s roof, and a grill nearby. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance and are strictly on a first come, first served basis. To reserve the pavilion, please call 847-391-5705. Residents: $55 Des Plaines Businesses: $100 If You Love Us, Don’t Feed Us! Darling ducklings and goslings quickly grow to full-size, hungry adults. Over-population causes overcrowding with a shortage of food and space. Bread crumbs and popcorn are NOT good wildlife food. If you feed them, these birds lose their food foraging instincts as well as the need to migrate. In consideration of the balance of nature, PLEASE DO NOT FEED THE WILDLIFE. Feeding may be fun, but it can be deadly.

Dogs and alcohol are prohibited anywhere in Lake Park.

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Martial Arts

Tae Kwon Do

Tae Kwon Do is a technique of self–defense involving the skilled application of punches, kicks, blocks, and interceptions with arms, hands, and feet. Learn the secret of traditional Tae Kwon Do, the discipline, breath control, perfect body image, and the balance of mental and physical power. Class is open for beginners to advanced students. Promotion tests are held every two months for participants who wish to advance in rank. (Testing fee required.) Uniforms may be purchased from the instructor. (Suggested for all students; required for advanced students.) You can sign up for one Tae Kwon Do class per week, or sign up for two classes per week and receive a discount on the second class. Ages 6–12 Min/Max: 8/18 Master Sang Chel Chung’s Academy PLCC, North Gym Summer Session Mondays, 6:30–7:30pm 6/11–8/13 R: $45/NR: $56 #1-41241-1

Ages 13+ Min/Max: 8/18 Master Sang Chel Chung’s Academy PLCC, North Gym Summer Session Mondays, 7:30–8:30pm 6/11–8/13 R: $45/NR: $56 #1-41241-3

Wednesdays, 6:30–7:30pm 6/13–8/22* R: $45/NR: $56 #1-41241-2 Both classes R: $75/NR: $113 *No class 7/4

Wednesdays, 7:30–8:30pm 6/13–8/22* R: $45/NR: $56 #1-41241-4 Both classes R: $75/NR: $113 *No class 7/4

Tai Chi

Tai Chi is a Chinese health and martial arts system that focuses on the holistic development of mind, body, and spirit. Its practice is well–known for reducing stress, increasing cardiovascular efficiency, and providing an effective system of self–defense. It is as beautiful to watch as it is to perform – meditation in motion – that is great for all ages, regardless of health or physical maladies. Beginning Tai Chi • Ages 18+ Min/Max: 8/27 Richard Kurtin, Instructor PLCC, Multi-purpose Rooms 1 & 2 Wednesdays, 6:00–7:30pm 6/13–8/22* R: $60/NR: $75 #1-56091-1 *No class 7/4

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Continuing Tai Chi • Ages 18+ Prerequisite: Beginning Tai Chi This course provides continued development of the holistic mind, body, spirit principles presented in the beginning class through intermediate instruction of the second half of the Tai Chi form. Min/Max: 6/12 Richard Kurtin, Instructor PLCC, Multi-purpose Rooms 1 & 2 Wednesdays, 7:30–9:00pm 6/13–8/22* R: $60/NR: $75 #1-56092-1 *No class 7/4


Martial Arts Karate Classes • 12 Week Session 6/14–8/30 • PLCC, South Gym • R: $105/NR: $131 (per person) Class Age Level Day Time Pre–Karate..... 4–7.....Beginner/Continuer............. Thursday....4:00–4:45pm Pre–Karate..... 4–7.....Int./Adv.** ........................ Thursday....4:50–5:35pm Youth*............ 8–14...Beginner/Continuer (White).. Thursday....5:40–6:35pm Youth*............ 8–14...Int. (Red – Yellow)............... Thursday....6:40–7:35pm Youth*............ 8–14...Adv. (Blue Belt +)............... Thursday....7:40–8:40pm Parent/Child*.. 7+......Beginner/Continuer (White).. Thursday....5:40–6:35pm Parent/Child*.. 7+......Int. (Red – Yellow)............... Thursday....6:40–7:35pm Parent/Child*.. 7+......Adv. (Blue Belt +)............... Thursday....7:40–8:40pm Adult*............. 15+....Beginner/Continuer (White).. Thursday....5:40–6:35pm Adult*............. 15+....Int. (Red – Yellow)............... Thursday....6:40–7:35pm Adult*............. 15+....Adv. (Blue Belt +)............... Thursday....7:40–8:40pm

Code #1-41242-1 #1-41242-2 #1-41242-3 #1-41242-4 #1-41242-5 #1-41242-6 #1-41242-7 #1-41242-8 #1-41242-9 #1-41242-10 #1-41242-11

*Parent/Child, Youth, and Adult classes will train together **Instructor permission

Classes held at Threshold Martial Arts 1381 E. Oakton Street, Suite #2 Oakton Street at Chestnut Street. Choose from 8-week or 16-week classes. Jiu-Jitsu/BJJ • Ages 15+ Are you a fan of UFC and Mixed Martial Bully Proof • Ages 5–14 Arts? In this class you will learn the proven Threshold Martial Arts’ Bully Safe program techniques of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: the combines a traditional kids’ martial arts martial art that dominates all others in live lesson with an emphasis on bully-proofing competitions. You will gain confidence and strategies and prevention. Learn to be improve your fitness level while learning the confident both physically and mentally, in basics of standing self defense and ground a fun and safe environment. Students are grappling. Learn the principles of leverage, taught five primary rules of engagement balance & flow, and strategy which enable which are supplemented with the superior those of a smaller & weaker stature to techniques of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. These control and execute submissions on a five rules teach children how to effectively larger & stronger opponent. Whether you overcome both verbal and physical attacks. are a beginner or experienced grappler, in This program is taught by active duty police your teens or an adult, our jiu-jitsu classes officers who are uniquely positioned to give are great for self defense and recreational valuable insight of the safety of your child. purposes. Benefits include elevated Uniform required: Can be purchased through confidence, discipline, and increased fitness Threshold Martial Arts. levels. Beginners and advanced students Min/Max: 6/30 are welcome. Min/Max: 6/30 Mon. & Wed., 5:15–6:00pm 6/11–8/1* Mon. & Wed., 6:00–7:00pm 6/11–8/1* R: $90/NR: $108 (8 weeks) #1-41245-1 R: $90/NR: $108 (8 weeks) #1-41247-1 Mon. & Wed., 5:15–6:00pm 6/11–10/1* Mon. & Wed., 6:00–7:00pm 6/11–10/1 * R: $170/NR: $204 (16 weeks) #1-41245-2 R: $170/NR: $204 (16 weeks) #1-41247-2 *No class 7/4 *No classes 7/4 Muay Thai • Ages 15+ Have fun, burn tons of calories, and learn the explosive techniques of Muay Thai! Through high energy and easy to follow drills; students will master all ranges of striking using kicks, knees, elbows and punches. Students will learn to defend themselves with counter strikes, evasive footwork, and combination attacks while developing a stronger body in the process! Gain confidence and learn to defend yourself in a safe, fun, and friendly environment. Benefits include improved fitness level, coordination, confidence, and self defense. Beginners to advanced students welcome. Min/Max: 6/30 Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00–7:00pm • 6/11–8/1* (8 weeks) R: $90/NR: $108 • #1-41246-1 Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00–7:00pm • 6/11–10/1* (16 weeks) R: $170/NR: $204 • #1-41246-2 *No class 7/4

SHOTOKAN KARATE

All classes are taught by instructors of the Illinois Shotokan Karate Club under the direction of John DiPasquale (6th degree black belt), four time National Champion, former U.S. Team Member, National Coach, and National faculty member of ACEP (American Coaching Effectiveness Program.) Uniforms and belt testing are optional and available through the ISKC Instructor. Pre–Karate/Safety Through a variety of fun and creative activities, young children develop coordination, strength, and personal safety skills. This program gives your child the lead he/she needs in developing memory and agility skills necessary to be successful in school and other sports. Min/Max: 8/15 Youth & Adult Karate/Safety Karate skills can put you in touch with your body and help build coordination, agility, and strength, improve muscle tone and poise, as well as, personal safety skills. Karate helps you release tension brought on by school, work, and peers. The confidence gained through karate helps foster a strong positive self image. Youth: Min/Max: 8/16 Adult: Min/Max: 8/15 Parent/Child Karate This program is an excellent opportunity to share quality time with your child while developing muscle tone, coordination, cardiovascular fitness, and karate skills. Regardless of age, weight, or current physical condition, karate can put your family on the right track to physical well being. Both parent and child must sign up and pay the registration fee. Min/Max: 8/16

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Mt. View Adventure Center 510 E. Algonquin Road

847-391-5733 Skate & BMX Bike Park

Mt. View Batting Cages

6 Batting Cages Choose from baseball and softball, slow to fast pitch. Batting Cages are open during regular park hours.

Each $1.00 token = 15 balls Save!

6 tokens for $5 12 tokens for $10 25 tokens for $20 Batting Cage Rentals $35 per hour $25 per ½ hour Call ahead for cage reservations. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––– The Batting Cages can be included with all party packages at Mt. View. For group rates and details call 847-391-5733.

Mountain View Hours

March 31 – May 27 Monday–Thursday 4:00pm – 9:00pm Friday 4:00pm – 10:00pm Saturday 10:00am – 10:00pm Sunday Noon – 9:00pm

Hours: 8:00am–11:00pm Featuring: • 3’ Hipped Bank • 4’ Hipped Mission Control • Multi Level Grind Box • Kinked Rail • 2’ – 6’ Half Pyramid • 14’ Curved Grind Box with Down Rail • 5’ Quarter Pipe with 6’ extension, 18’ Wide • 18’ Grind Rail, 12’ long • 14’ Grind Bench • Curved, Concrete Grinding Wall • Shade Structure • Vending Machines

May 28 – August 20 Monday–Friday 11:00am – 11:00pm Saturday 10:00am – 11:00pm Sunday 11:00am – 10:00pm August 21 – September 30* Monday–Thursday 4:00pm – 9:00pm Friday 4:00pm – 10:00pm Saturday 11:00am – 10:00pm Sunday Noon – 9:00pm *Labor Day: Monday, September 3 11:00am–9:00pm Hours are attendance & weather dependent. Our 18-hole adventure golf course is designed with a mining theme, complete with creeks, bridges, waterfalls, and rock formations. Challenge the mountain and go for the course record. Fees: Daily 2nd Round* Resident Adult $6.50 $3.00 Resident Youth $5.50 $3.00 Non-resident Adult $8.00 $3.00 Non-resident Youth $7.00 $3.00 2nd round is available only on the same day. Note: Residents must have proper photo ID to receive resident rates. Shirts and shoes are required at Mountain View Adventure Center at all times.

Early Bird Special!

Monday–Friday, 3:00–6:00pm Save $1 on every round of mini-golf.

2012 Late Night in the Park

Grades 5–10 Special Saturday nights at Mountain View Adventure Center where friends meet for an evening of recreational fun. The admission fee of $10.00 gets you a wristband that entitles you to unlimited use of the Batting Cages and Miniature Golf. The concession stand will be open to purchase food and beverages. This event is adult supervised. Registration is not required; pay at the door. Select Saturdays 7:00–11:00pm Mountain View Adventure Center $10.00

2012 Late Night in the Park Dates April 28 • May 19 • June 16 • July 14 August 25 • September 8 • October 6 All Late Nights are weather dependent. In case of rain, April, May, Sept. and Oct. events will be held indoors at Prairie Lakes.

Garage Band Shows!

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Attention all Middle School and High School Garage Bands. Looking for a great venue in which to play your show? Call and book a night for your band at our Late Night in the Park at Mountain View Adventure Center. Dates and times will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. This is your opportunity to play in front of a large audience and get the recognition you deserve! Call Ron Lewis today, at 847-391-5700 or Shelli Sarg at 847-391-5711 today! April 28 • May 19 • June 16 • July 14 • August 25 • September 8 • October 6


Music & Theater Des Plaines Park District Community Concert Band 2012 Concerts

May 20 • 3:00pm Prairie Lakes Theater Tickets at the door Adults $5 • Seniors and Students $3 Family $12 (2 Adults, 1 or 2 children) Under age 6 Free

Free Summer Concerts Lake Park Memorial Pavilion Thursday, June 28 • 7:00pm Sunday, July 29 • 3:00pm “Band Members Favorites”

The band is a group of local and area music enthusiasts who enjoy playing traditional and contemporary tunes on numerous occasions throughout the year. The band’s wide repertoire ranges from the classics to the latest movie scores. The band practices on Thursdays from 7:30–9:30pm at the Good Shepherd Church on Howard and Lee Street in Des Plaines. Lawrence J. Carle, a retired music educator from School District 62 and founding director, conducts. For more information, stop in at a rehearsal, call Don Moeller 847-375-7642, visit the website: desplainesconcertband.org, or e-mail desplainesband@gmail.com.

If

you’re looking for an opportunity to pick up that high school or college instrument again, the Community Concert Band is currently seeking new members for all sections. The band has two French Horns that can be used by prospective members at no charge.

––––––Music Lessons–––––– Piano Lessons • Ages 6+ One–on–one private piano lessons for all levels. Each lesson is designed for the individual student. Weekly lessons are 30 minutes each. Mr. Vana will contact you to set up your lesson time. Min/Max: 1/12 Tom Vana, Instructor PLCC, Music Room 10-week session Saturdays or Sundays 6/23–8/26 Lessons from 9:30am–4:30pm R: $220/NR: $275 #1-61346-1

Guitar Lessons • Ages 8+ Learn the basics of guitar with instruction on chords, songs, how to read notes, time signatures, and scales. Private Guitar Lessons are 30-minute weekly sessions, designed for the individual student. Beginners to advanced levels, children and adults welcome. Styles include rock, alternative, blues, folk, jazz, and classical. Guitar rentals are available through the Ultimate School of Guitar. Please call for more information. Min/Max: 1/13 Instructors: Dan Chernow, Berklee College of Music, B.A. Music Dan McLean, Columbia College, B.A. Music 10-week session PLCC, Music Room Tuesdays 6/12–8/14 R: $220/NR: $275 #1-61342-1 Lessons from 3:00–9:00pm Wednesdays 6/13–8/22* R: $220/NR: $275 #1-61342-2 Lessons from 3:00–9:00pm *No class 7/4 Saturdays 6/16–8/18 R: $220/NR: $275 #1-61342-3 Lessons from 10:00am–2:00pm (PLCC, Meeting Room 1) Voice Lessons • Ages 6+ Private vocal lessons for aspiring singers of all levels. Develop your skills and have fun in a one–on–one, personalized lesson. Students will sing music of all styles including: jazz, Broadway, classical, pop and folk. Weekly lessons are 30 minutes each. Mr. Vana will contact you to set up your lesson time. Min/Max: 1/12 Tom Vana, Instructor PLCC, Music Room 10-week session Sundays 6/16–8/18 Lessons from 9:30am–4:30pm R: $220/NR: $275 #1-61343-1 Violin Lessons • Ages 8+ Private violin lessons featuring individualized instruction for the beginning to the advanced student. Weekly lessons are 30 minutes each. Mrs. Culley will contact you to set up your lesson time. Min/Max: 1/12 Pam Culley, Instructor PLCC, Meeting Room 2 10-week session Tuesdays 6/12–8/14 Lessons from 3:00–9:00pm R: $220/NR: $275 #1-61351-1

proudly presents

THE KING AND I Music by Richard Rodgers Book & Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II Based on Anna and the King by Margaret Landon

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ased in part on the true story of Anna Leonowens, The King and I is a tale of what happens when East meets West and cultures collide. Anna, a widow from Wales who takes on the role of schoolteacher to the King of Siam’s children and wives, is forced to re-think stereotypes at the same time that King Mongkut slowly learns to have respect for Anna and her opinions. In 1862 Siam behind a backdrop of starcrossed lovers Tuptim and Lun Tha, people resistant to change, and a world trying to embrace Western culture, how much admiration can there be between Anna and King Mongkut without tearing apart a country? With memorable songs such as “Shall We Dance?” and “Getting to Know You”, The King and I is bound to fill you with hope and understanding as well as classic songs and characters that will remain with you forever. July 26–August 5 Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30pm Sundays at 2:00pm Prairie Lakes Theater 515 E. Thacker Street Tickets General Admission: $15 Seniors (60+): $12 Military: $12 Children (under 12): $10 Group discount (20 or more): $12/person Box Office phone: 847-391-5711 Open Monday–Friday, 8:00am–noon

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Prairie Lakes Community Center 515 E. Thacker Street

847-391-5711

Racquetball & Walleyball

Community Center Hours

Ages 18+

Monday–Thursday 5:30am – 9:30pm Friday 5:30am – 8:00pm Saturday 7:00am – 5:00pm Sunday 7:00am – 5:00pm Closed: Wednesday, July 4 Monday, September 3 Hours are subject to change

Racquetball Courts will be closed August 26–September 3 Two racquetball courts are available for open play, leagues, and group reservations. Play is open to all levels. However, youth under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Walk–ins and 7–day advance registration are available. Racquetball members pay court fees only. All others pay daily fee plus court fee. Court Fees $6 prime–time/$4 non prime–time Members may reserve the courts up to 24 hours in advance. TGIF Racquetball Special Play racquetball for just $2 per hour! Fridays 10:00am–3:00pm Last court reservation is 2:00pm Racquetball 10 Game Punch Passes SAVE! 10 games $50

Reservation Procedures Members can make reservations up to 7 days in advance. Non–members may reserve the courts up to 24 hours in advance. No Show Policy A no show fee will be charged for any racquetball court reservations that are not cancelled at least two hours in advance. The appropriate court fee will be charged. Eye Protection We recommend eye protection for all participants who play racquetball. Additional Services Racquet Rentals $2 Racquetballs $5/Can

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Fitness Center Daily Fee To receive resident rates, proof of residency must be provided with a photo ID. R: $5/NR: $8

SAVE!

Purchase an Open Gym 10X Card

Prairie Lakes Fitness Center Our state of the art exercise facility

features high vaulted ceilings and mirrored walls. Members enjoy a full body workout in a spacious layout and positive environment. The center is furnished with top of the line equipment that includes all of these important exercise stations: • Ab Crunch • Adjustable 10º–80º Bench • Airdyne Bicycles • Arc Trainers (2) • Arm Curl • Arm Extension • Assist Dip Chin • Back Extension • 45º Back Extension • Bent Leg Abdominal Board • Cable Cross Over • Chest Press • Dumbbells 5–75 lbs. • Fly/Rear Delt • Gauntlet • Hip Ab/Ad • Lat Pulldown • Lat Raise • Leg Extension • Lifecycle 95Ci (4) • LifeFitness 95Te (2) • LifeFitness T70 (3) • LifeFitness T9e Treadmill (2) • LifeFitness Cross Trainer CLSX (2) • Overhead Press • Precor Cross Trainer • Cybex Recumbent (3) • Resist–A–Ball • Row • Seated Leg Curl • Seated Leg Press • Precor AMT (2) • Torso Rotation Indoor Walking and Jogging Track The elevated 3–lane track overlooks the gym, with banked lanes for optimal running comfort. Open during building hours. Track will be closed August 27-31. Track Policy and Procedures Street shoes are not permitted on the track. Please carry–in clean court/athletic shoes. Sorry, but strollers are not permitted. Dress Code Shirts and clean shoes are required at all times. Locker Rooms The locker rooms are for member use only. Each participant must furnish his/her own lock. Locks may also be purchased at the front desk. No overnight storage. Membership Plans are on page 49.

Open Gym Fees

Youth Resident Adult Resident Youth Non–Resident Adult Non–Resident

Daily 10-Pass $3 $20 $5 $40 $5 $40 $8 $70

Open Basketball Gym will be closed August 26–September 3 We reserve the right to split all full court games to half court games when deemed necessary by staff. Monday and Wednesday 3:30 – 9:00pm Tuesdays are half price! 3:30 – 6:00pm Thursdays are half price! 3:30 – 6:00pm Friday 3:30 – 7:30pm Sunday Noon – 4:30pm Please check at the front desk for events that would make the gym unavailable for use.

Open Volleyball Thursdays

For all levels of play. Ages 16+ 6:00 – 9:00pm You must be a High School Junior or older. PLCC, Gym R: $5/NR: $8 Play for just $3 with your high school ID.

Summer Closings Walking/Jogging Track August 27–August 31 Gymnasium August 29–September 5 Racquetball Courts August 29–September 5 The Fitness Center, Whirlpool, Sauna & Locker Rooms August 27–31


Prairie Lakes Fitness Center

FITNESS CENTER ONLY EFT Annual 6 Months Monthly FITNESS CENTER/RACQUETBALL EFT Annual 6 Months Monthly

23.25 34 45 255 383 516 159 239 323 32 48 65

21 20 28.50 42 55.75 26 24.50 230 217 318 479 645 288 271 144 136 199 299 404 180 170 29 27 40 60 81 36 34

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Senior

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73

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46

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Fees as of May 1, 2012 • NEW! Ask about our Monthly Electronic Funds Transfer Memberships *Daily use fee for the Locker Rooms: Residents, with photo ID $2 / Non–residents $3

Fitness Memberships Individual: 14 years of age and older* Couple: Two persons of the same household (14+)* Family: Up to 4 family members, living in the same household (14+)* Student: Registered full time student, 14–23 years old.* ID required to verify age, address, and school status. Senior: 60+ Corporate: A non-resident individual who works within the Des Plaines Park District *Teens, ages 14 and 15, can use the Fitness Center, provided they are supervised by a parent. The parent must be in the Fitness Center during the teen’s workout. A one-on-one orientation for parent and teen must be completed before using the fitness center and the equipment.

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Fitness Center Membership • Orientation to Cybex® Fitness equipment • Fitness Center • Towel Service • Gym: 2 Multi-purpose Full Courts • Discount on Fitness Passport Classes • Locker Rooms and Showers • Sauna and Whirlpool • Discount on Babysitting • $2 off Daily Fee for Racquetball Racquetball/Locker Room Membership • Racquetball Courts (requires daily court fees) • Locker Rooms and Showers • Towel Service • $2 off Daily Fee for Fitness Center • Discount on Babysitting • Seven-Day Advance Court Registration • Racquet Rental Available • Racquetballs Available for Purchase Fitness and Racquetball Membership Includes all of the benefits of both the Fitness and Racquetball memberships as listed.

New! EFT Memberships With an Electronic Funds Transfer, the monthly payments will be deducted from your account (checking, savings or credit card) on the 15th of each month (or the next business day). The EFT Membership renews automatically each year. You will be notified prior to any increases in fees. The EFT Membership requires a minimum 6-month commitment. Call 847-391-5711 for details!

Fitness Center Daily Fee

Residents: $5.00 Non–residents: $8.00 Proof of residency must be provided, along with a photo ID.

We have a fitness membership that fits your lifestyle!

Take a free tour and see for yourself.

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Community Center • Fitness PERSONAL FITNESS SERVICES

Not getting the results you were hoping for? Try one of our Personal Fitness Services and select a program that works for you.

Member Referral Program An Exclusive Offer for Members Here’s a great way to extend your fitness membership, for FREE! Bring a friend to the Prairie Lake Fitness Center so they can workout with you, enjoy the facility and experience the benefits of a membership. Everyone you bring will pay only the resident daily rate–just $5–even if they are a non-resident. If your friend buys either a 6-month or an annual membership, you’ll receive 50% off your 6-month or annual renewal. Get fit, stay fit, and save!

Ask for details at the front desk, or call 847-391-5711

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Prairie Lakes Babysitting Center Fees are per child/per hour. Resident (In Park District program) Resident (Not in Park District program) Fitness Member (Present card) Non-resident (In Park District program) 15 Pass Resident (In Park District program) Resident (Not in Park District program Fitness Member (Present card) Non-resident (In Park District program)

$3 $4 $3 $3 $34 $48 $34 $34

Babysitting is available for children ages 3 months to 10 years by appointment only. A child may not be registered in babysitting for more than 2.5 hours per day. We can only accommodate two infants (up to 5 months) per hour. Reservations may be made as early as one week ahead, but no later than 24 hours in advance. Babysitting Hours Monday – Friday Saturday & Sunday

9:00am – noon 5:00pm – 9:00pm 8:00am – noon

Cancellations must be received at least two hours in advance or a “no show” fee will be charged for the amount of the reservation. Parents are encouraged to bring along items (toys, bottle, and diapers) that will keep the child content during their stay. We reserve the right to designate babysitting for Prairie Lakes Fitness Center members and class participants only.

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Note: You must be participating in a class or using Community Center amenities during your child’s stay in the babysitting room.

Fitness Assessment/ Personal Training Combo Ages 14+ A one-on-one session with a certified personal trainer that includes fitness testing consisting of blood pressure, cardiac risk assessment, body fat, cardiovascular and muscular endurance, postural screening and flexibility. The assessment includes goal-setting, previous exercise history, health history, benefits of personal training, our policies, and an hour of personal training. A personal trainer will contact you to set up an appointment once they receive your registration. Medical clearance may be required. Sorry, no senior discount. PLCC, Fitness Center Individual Assessment Member $60 #1-23904-1 Non-member $70 #1-23904-2 Partner Assessment Member $43/person #1-23904-3 Non-member $50/person #1-23904-4

One-on-One Personal Training

Ages 14+ Personal training is designed to meet the specific needs of individuals. In our one hour training session, our certified personal trainers can develop and conduct a safe, effective and highly motivating personal exercise session. A personal trainer will contact you to set up an appointment once they receive your registration. A Fitness Assessment must be completed before signing up for a personal training session. Medical clearance may be required. Sorry, no senior or corporate discount. PLCC, Fitness Center Individual Training One Session Member $30 #1-23901-1 Non-member $40 #1-23901-2 Three Sessions Member $85 #1-23901-3 Non-member $105 #1-23901-4 Partner Training* One Session Member $25/person #1-23903-1 Non-member $35/person #1-23903-2 Three Sessions Member $65/person #1-23903-3 Non-member $95/person #1-23903-4 *Enjoy the same great benefits as personal training, but with a partner.


Fitness Classes Bar None Body Sculpting Ages 14+ Come see what all the celebrities are doing. The Bar Method was voted the best new workout by Chicago Magazine, and has been featured in People and Living Well Magazines. It is known as one of LA’s prime celebrity’s workouts. This workout integrates the fat-burning format of interval training, the muscle shaping technique of isometrics and the elongating principles of Pilates. You’ll see your body reshaping with every class! Please wear comfortable clothing, bring a mat, and two 2 to 4 pound weights. Min/Max: 7/25 Sue Garcia Fitness, Instructor PLCC, Aerobics Studio Session 1, 6 weeks Tuesdays, 7:40–8:40pm 6/5–7/17* R: $51/NR: $64 #1-62987-1 Thursdays, 10:00–11:00am 6/7–7/19** R: $51/NR: $64 #1-62987-2 Sundays, 10:00–11:00am 6/3–7/8 R: $51/NR: $64 #1-62987-3 *No class 7/3. **No class 7/5 Session 2, 5 weeks Tuesdays, 7:40–8:40pm 7/24–8/21 R: $43/NR: $54 #1-62987-4 Thursdays, 10:00–11:00am 7/26–8/23 R: $43/NR: $54 #1-62987-5 Sundays, 10:00–11:00am 7/22–8/19 R: $43/NR: $54 #1-62987-6 Not a Group Fitness class.

Fitness Kickboxing Ages 14+ This kickboxing class combines the basics of punching, kicking, and boxing movements into challenging exercise routines. You get a complete muscular and cardiovascular workout, without the risk of injury. This is a non-contact program. TOPS Fitness Kickboxing, Instructor Min/Max: PLCC, (A) Aerobics Studio 5/30 Min/Max: PLCC, (R) Racquetball Court 5/15 Session 1, 6 weeks Mondays, 7:00–8:00pm (A) 6/11–7/16 R: $51/NR: $64 #1-62985-1 Mondays, 8:00–8:30pm (A) 6/11–7/16 R: $30/NR: $38 #1-62985-2 Wednesdays, 7:00–8:00pm (R) 6/13–7/18* R: $43/NR: $54 #1-62985-3 Saturdays, 9:00–10:00am (R) 6/16–7/21 R: $51/NR: $64 #1-62985-4 *5 weeks. No class 7/4 Session 2, 5 weeks Mondays, 7:00–8:00pm (A) 7/23–8/20 R: $43/NR: $54 #1-62985-5 Mondays, 8:00–8:30pm (A) 7/23–8/20 R: $25/NR: $30 #1-62985-6 Wednesdays, 7:00–8:00pm (R) 7/25–8/22 R: $43/NR: $54 #1-62985-7 Saturdays, 9:00–10:00am (R) 7/28–8/25 R: $43/NR: $54 #1-62985-8 Individuals who register for more than two classes per session receive a $10 discount. Sorry, no senior discount. Not a Group Fitness class. Piloxing Ages 14+ Join the latest Hollywood celebrity fitness craze sweeping the nation! PILOXING uniquely mixes Pilates and boxing into a fat torching and muscle sculpting workout guaranteed to whip you into shape. Experience the transformation as you attain a sleek, sexy and powerful self-image. Min/Max: 7/25 Sue Garcia Fitness, Instructor PLCC, Multi-purpose Room 1 & 2 Session 1, 6 weeks Sundays, 9:00–10:00am 6/3–7/8 R: $51/NR: $64 #1-62991-1 Session 2, 5 weeks Sundays, 9:00–10:00am 7/22–8/19 R: $43/NR: $54 #1-62991-2 Not a Group Fitness class

Zumba!

Ages 14+

The fun, exciting fitness class that has taken the world by storm!

Zumba is a distinctive fusion of Latin and International dance music that combines high energy and motivating beats with unique moves and combinations. The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. It’s fun, and easy to do! Min/Max: 7/30 Lisa Carbello, Certified Zumba Instructor PLCC, Aerobics Studio Sundays, 9:00–10:00am 6/10–8/19* R: $80/NR: $100 #1-62983-1 Wednesdays, 7:15–8:15pm 6/13–8/22** R: $72/NR: $90 #1-62983-2 Wednesdays, 8:15–9:15pm 6/13–8/22** R: $72/NR: $90 #1-62983-3 *10 weeks. No class 8/12 **9 weeks. No class 7/4, 8/8 Not a Group Fitness Class

Why Weight? Ages 16+ This class is designed to improve muscle strength and muscle balance, to enhance overall health and well being. You will also learn proper use of hand held weights, and elastic resistance with weight training. The class emphasizes proper use of the Cybex equipment in the Fitness Center, addressing safety and exercise concerns. Why wait for aging to slow you down? Join us in this fun and informative class. Min/Max: 6/10 Mary Lou Anderson, ACE Certified Instructor PLCC, Fitness Center 10 weeks Thursdays, 11:15am–noon 6/7–8/9 R: $65/NR: 82 #1-23985-1 Not a Group Fitness class

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Group Fitness Classes GROUP FITNESS CLASSES Zumba® Gold

Ages 14+ This Zumba Gold class is designed to take the exciting original ZUMBA® and bring it to the beginner, active older adult, and participants needing modifications. No dance experience required! There will be lots of ‘shaking going on’ but absolutely no jumping in this class! Wear comfortable, nonrestrictive active wear and studio or cross trainer shoes. Bring a towel–you will need it! Min/Max: 7/30 Cherry Nellessen, Certified Zumba and Zumba Gold Instructor PLCC, Aerobics Studio 12 weeks Mondays, 5:30–6:15pm 6/4–8/20 R: $60/NR: $72 #1-62983-5

Zumba® Toning

Ages 14+ This fun and innovative Latin-inspired dance n’ tone program is a combination of the original Zumba dance fitness class and resistive muscle training, using light dumbbells or Zumba toning sticks. Zumba Toning provides an enjoyable yet safe and effective workout, improving overall performance. The combination of Latin rhythms and music will ignite you to dance, flex those muscles and have fun! The class is available to everyone. No previous dance or Zumba experience is required. Min/Max: 7/30 Cherry Nellessen, Certified Zumba and Zumba Toning Instructor PLCC, Aerobics Studio 12 weeks Saturdays, 9:10–9:55am 6/9–8/25 R: $60/NR: $72 #1-62983-6 ––––––– Group Fitness classes ––––––– Pay at the door is accepted for both Zumba Gold and Zumba Toning, if space is available.

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Hectic schedule? Try out one of our Group Fitness classes by paying the daily fee. R: $6/NR: $7 If class meets its minimum enrollment. An individual who signs up for two or more group fitness classes receives a $5 discount. E–Z Impact (Beginner Class) 14+ These easy aerobics focus on flexibility and balance. Perfect for beginners, seniors, postpartum moms, and the out-of-shape. PLCC, Aerobics Room Mondays, 10:00–11:00am 6/4–8/20 R: $60/NR: $72 (12 weeks) #1-62656-1 Wednesdays, 10:00–11:00am 6/6–8/22* R: $55/NR: $66 #1-62656-2 *11 weeks. No class on 7/4 Fitness Express (Beginner to Advanced) 14+ This class offers a mix of cardio routines and muscle conditioning exercises done in the shortest time. You will never know what to expect. Abdominal workout included. Push yourself a little bit harder and have fun doing it! Min/Max: 7/30 Cherry Nellessen, AFAA Certified Instructor PLCC, Aerobics Studio 12 weeks Mondays, 6:15–7:00pm 6/4–8/20 R: $60/NR: $72 #1-62660-1 Hi/Lo All–Around (Beginner and Intermediate) 14+ Variety, Fun and Fitness. Aerobic combinations including dance, Latin dance, power, and sport moves. Add in muscle strengthening, toning, and core conditioning for an all–around workout. Min/Max: 7/30 Mary Lou Anderson, ACE Certified Instructor PLCC, Aerobic Room 12 weeks Tuesdays, 9:15–10:00am 6/5–8/21 R: $60/NR: $72 #1-62657-1 Thursdays, 9:15–10:00am 6/7–8/23 R: $60/NR: $72 #1-62657-2

Tone and Burn (Beginner to Intermediate) 14+ If you have limited time, this class is for you! 45 minute workouts include warm-up, workouts and core training. This class will use various equipment such as a stability ball, tubing, body bars and more. You’ll find new ways to get the job done quickly, intensely & safely. Min/Max: 7/30 Cherry Nellessen, AFAA Certified Instructor PLCC, Aerobics Room 12 weeks Saturdays, 8:15–9:00am 6/9–8/25 R: $60/NR: $72 #1-62659-1 Up & At ’Em (Intermediate to Advanced) 14+ This variety class will get you ready for your day with a great workout using a combination of cardio, resistance training, and weights. It will include work on the step, ball, weights, and body bar toning. Get ready for an intense wake–up workout. Min/Max: 7/30 Barb Kieca, Instructor PLCC, Aerobics Studio 12 Weeks Tuesdays, 6:15–7:00am 6/5–8/21 R: $60/NR: $72 #1-62661-1 Thursdays, 6:15–7:00am 6/7–8/23* R: $55/NR: $66 #1-62661-2 *No class on 7/5

Walk-To-Tone Ages 14+ Let’s WALK and have FUN. Watch your steps increase weekly and feel the inches come off. Weights will be used to tone your upper body. Keep track of your walking steps. Keep track of your records on a weekly basis. Requirements are a pedometer, 2 to 4 lb. hand weights. Class is held outside on the Prairie Lakes path, or indoors if the weather is inclement. Min/Max: 7/30 Barb Kieca, Instructor Prairie Lakes Park 12 weeks Mondays, 6:00–7:00am 6/4–8/20 R: $60/NR: $72 #1-62664-1 Fridays, 6:00–7:00am 6/8–8/24 R: $60/NR: $72 #1-62664-2


Pilates and Yoga Yoga Classes

YogaFit®

Ages 14+ Please bring a yoga mat with you to class. A yoga block and strap are also helpful. Do not purchase yoga supplies until you have received confirmation of placement in class. Min/Max: 10/25 John Hansen, Instructor PLCC, MV 1, 2 & 3

Ages 10–Adult YogaFit is a new, unique style of yoga, specially designed to improve health, body awareness, performance, and mental acuity. Based on the ancient fitness science of hatha yoga, it blends balance, strength, flexibility, and power into a fun, easy to understand fitness format. An excellent routine for dancers and athletes, and the perfect way for teens who are interested in improving their overall fitness to benefit from learning Yoga exercises. YogaFit unlocks the mystery of yoga by delivering a practical, user-friendly style, which is accessible, understandable, and can be done by individuals at any fitness level. Min/Max: 5/25 Ramona Donovan, Certified YogaFit® Instructor PLCC, MV 1 & 2 12 weeks Thursdays, 6:00–7:00pm 6/7–8/23 R: $96/NR: $120 #1-62982-1 Advanced Level Thursdays, 7:00–8:00pm 6/7–8/23 R: $96/NR: $120 #1-62982-2 Not a Group Fitness class.

Beginning Yoga This is a great class for posture, circulation, and weight control. Yoga includes different postures and stretches that result in a surprising increase in vitality, flexibility, stamina, and coordination. You learn how to relax and refresh your mind, and allow the body to relax while tightness, depletion, and stress flow away. All Levels A more dynamic combination of Beginning and Continuing Yoga elements are taught. Poses for everyone to enjoy as well as poses to challenge and inspire are offered. This class is suitable for most everyone who wants to increase strength and flexibility and learn to control stress Session 1, 6 weeks Beginning Mondays, 6:00–7:00pm R: $48/NR: $60

6/4–7/9 #1-56071-1

All Levels Mondays, 7:15–8:15pm R: $48/NR: $60

6/4–7/9 #1-56071-2

All Levels Saturdays, 9:00–10:00am R: $48/NR: $60

6/9–7/14 #1-56071-3

Session 2, 6 weeks Beginning Mondays, 6:00–7:00pm R: $48/NR: $60

7/23–8/27 #1-56071-4

All Levels Mondays, 7:15–8:15pm R: $48/NR: $60

7/23–8/27 #1-56071-5

All Levels Saturdays, 9:00–10:00am R: $48/NR: $60 Sorry, no senior discount. Not a Group Fitness class

7/28–9/1 #1-56071-6

Beginning Pilates This class is designed for the active older adult, the true beginner, and/or people who are not used to exercising. You will still see the results of a long lean look, stronger muscles, improved flexibility, and balance and posture that the basic Pilates provides. The difference is this class is done at lower intensity and slower pace than the all level Pilates class. Please bring a mat, and wear comfortable clothing. Min/Max: 8/20 Sue Garcia Fitness, Instructor PLCC, Aerobics Studio Session 1, 6 weeks Tuesdays, 5:45–6:30pm 6/5–7/17* R: $51/NR: $64 #1-62980-11 *No class 7/3 Session 2, 5 weeks Tuesdays, 5:45–6:30pm 7/24–8/21 R: $43/NR: $54 #1-62980-12 Individuals who register for two Sue Garcia Fitness classes per session receive a $10 discount, and a $20 discount for three classes! Sorry, no senior discount. Not a Group Fitness class

Pilates

Ages 14+ Pilates is a proven, well-balanced exercise system that minimizes injury and provides a refreshing mind-body workout. In these popular classes, you’ll discover the benefits of the acclaimed Pilates method that has been practiced world-wide for over 80 years. • Learn to build strength without bulking up, as you increase flexibility and agility • Develop optimal core control • Create flat abs and slender thighs • Strengthen your back Please bring a mat. Min/Max: 8/25 Sue Garcia Fitness, Instructor PLCC, Aerobics Studio Session 1, 6 weeks Tuesdays, 10:00–11:00am 6/5–7/10 R: $51/NR: $64 #1-62980-1 Tuesdays, 6:40–7:40pm 6/5–7/17* R: $51/NR: $64 #1-62980-2 Wednesdays, noon–12:45pm 6/6–7/18** R: $51/NR: $64 #1-62980-3 Thursdays, 6:30–7:30pm 6/7–7/12 R: $51/NR: $64 #1-62980-4 Thursdays, 7:30–8:30pm 6/7–7/12 R: $51/NR: $64 #1-62980-5 *No class 7/3 **No class 7/4 Session 2, 6 weeks Tuesdays, 10:00–11:00am 7/17–8/21 R: $51/NR: $64 #1-62980-6 Tuesdays, 6:40–7:40pm 7/24–8/21* R: $43/NR: $54 #1-62980-7 Wednesdays, noon–12:45pm 7/25–8/22 R: $43/NR: $54 #1-62980-8* Thursdays, 6:30–7:30pm 7/19–8/23 R: $51/NR: $64 #1-62980-9 Thursdays, 7:30–8:30pm 7/19–8/23 R: $51/NR: $64 #1-62980-10 *5 weeks Individuals who register for two Sue Garcia Fitness classes per session receive a $10 discount, and a $20 discount for three classes! Not a Group Fitness class

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Indoor Cycling Classes PRAIRE LAKES COMMUNITY CENTER –––––––––––– Indoor Cycling Instructors –––––––––––– Julie Adam (JA) • Christine Brown (CB) • Alyssa Engle (AE) Karen Grabowski (KG) • Amy Carvis (AC) • Leo Sinense (LS) • Kelli Wherritt (KW) Session 1 Ages 16+ • 7 weeks • Min/Max 5/12

CODE DAY Cycle & Tone 1-62665-1 Mondays Cycling 1-62665-2 Mondays Easy Spin 1-62665-3 Mondays Cycling 1-62665-4 Tuesdays Cycling 1-62665-5 Wednesdays Cycling 1-62665-6 Wednesdays Cycling 1-62665-7 Thursdays Cycling 1-62665-8 Saturdays Cycling 1-62665-9 Sundays *6 weeks. No class 7/3 **6 weeks. No class 7/4

DATES 6/4–7/16 6/4–7/16 6/4–7/16 6/5–7/17* 6/6–7/18** 6/6–7/18** 6/7–7/19 6/9–7/21 6/10–7/22

CLASS TIME 9:15–10:00am 6:30–7:15pm 7:30–8:15pm 6:00–6:45pm 6:00–6:45am 6:30–7:15pm 6:00–6:45pm 8:30–9:15am 9:00–9:45am

INSTRUCTOR JA AE AE KW AE KG AE LS AE

R/NR $49/$56 $49/$56 $49/$56 $42/$49 $42/$49 $42/$49 $49/$56 $49/$56 $49/$56

Session 2 Ages 16+ • 7 weeks (Monday classes: 6 weeks) • Min/Max 5/12

Cycle & Tone Cycling Easy Spin Cycling Cycling Cycling Cycling Cycling Cycling

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CODE 1-62666-1 1-62666-2 1-62666-3 1-62666-4 1-62666-5 1-62666-6 1-62666-7 1-62666-8 1-62666-9

DAY Mondays Mondays Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Saturdays Sundays

DATES 7/23–8/27 7/23–8/27 7/23–8/27 7/24–9/4 7/25–9/5 7/25–9/5 7/26–9/6 7/28–9/8 7/29–9/9

CLASS TIME 9:15–10:00am 6:30–7:15pm 7:30–8:15pm 6:00–6:45pm 6:00–6:45am 6:30–7:15pm 6:00–6:45pm 8:30–9:15am 9:00–9:45am

INSTRUCTOR JA AE AE KW AE KG AE LS AE

R/NR $42/$49 $42/$49 $42/$49 $49/$56 $49/$56 $49/$56 $49/$56 $49/$56 $49/$56


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Our figure skating program is designed to teach ice skating in a way that’s progressive, structured and safe, yet fun. With programs for Ages 3 & up, there is a class for any level from beginner to advanced. We focus on the correct technique for each of the basic elements taught at each level and help you advance to as far as you desire. From tot classes to Freestyle levels, we have a spot for you!

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Summer School of Dance WHY TAKE SUMMER CLASSES?

NEW AND IMPROVED!

Summer School of Dance DANCE INSTRUCTORS Laura Chiuve Cecilia Ferguson-Bell Anne Gollenberg Marzena Pisarczyk Mary Williams, School of Dance Coordinator Instructor bios are available on our website. Our Mission “To provide our students with the finest dance instruction through inspiration, artistry, technique and performance.”

New! Summer School of Dance

with a performance Friday, August 10! This summer the School of Dance heats things up! Not only can you receive the best training and fun classes during the summer, but you get a mini-recital at the end. The Summer School of Dance offers new fun options for dancers, while giving them a goal to works towards: a performance! During the 8-week program, students will learn the skills in the classroom, spend time dancing outdoors and learn a short dance for a performance at the Prairie Lakes Theatre. Pool Day/Dancing in the Park Levels Beg/Int and up will spend the week of 7/2 at the Iroquois pool. Dancers have used water resistance as a tool to strengthen and lengthen for decades. Your teachers will guide a safe, fun class at the Iroquois pool. (Pool day for Wednesday classes is 7/11) Pre-dance levels spend time in the Leisure Center playground and lawn. Teachers will guide them through some fun in the sun! (Outdoor day for Wednesday classes is 7/11)

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Free Performance, August 10, 2012 Come see what your dancer has learned over the summer! Each class will create a 1-2 minute dance to showcase in this performance. No need to buy costumes! The show will be at 5:00 at the Prairie Lakes Theatre, 515 E Thacker. PLUS Lots of options for Dance à la Carte. Check out these new classes: Yoga for Dancers, Tumble ‘n Dance, and Theraband Class

1. It’s FUN! 2. The hot weather helps flexibility! 3. No other commitments- Focus on dance! 4. Opportunity to try a new class! 5. Major improvement – with summer dancing, students can move up to the next level! We hope you are encouraged to join us this summer. We look forward to seeing you in the classroom! Please feel free to contact us at 847-391-6924, should have any questions! We are here to help!

DATES:

Summer School of Dance • 8 Weeks Monday through Thursday 6/18–8/9* *7/4 classes will be held on 8/13 Mini-Recital Friday, 8/10, 5:00pm Prairie Lakes Theatre Min/Max: 6/10 • Studio 113 Min/Max: 6/16 • Dance Studio 102 *must have instructor consent **punch cards are accepted


Summer School of Dance TUMBLE ‘N DANCE Well-rounded dancers do “round-offs” well! Dancers will learn basic tumbling moves and incorporate them into a dance. From handstands to somersaults to cartwheels, your dancer will be head-over heels for this class. YOGA FOR DANCERS Om shanti om. Yoga and dance go together like peanut butter and jelly! In this class, dancers will lengthen and strengthen their muscles by performing Vinyasa yoga flow. Moving through elongated postures and using their breaths as a guide, these dancers will feel strong and restored. Namaste. THERABAND CLASS Using a theraband is a great way to resistance train for dancers. In this half hour class, dancers will learn different exercises using a theraband for a total body workout. Bands are provided. KIDS’ BALLROOM DANCE Ballroom dancing develops strength, coordination, skill, and most of all, confidence. Participants learn about music, history, other cultures, and working with others, in addition to gaining a skill they can use for a lifetime. Girls and boys are welcome! Beginner 1 (Ages 3–5) If you want your child to learn the basics of ballroom dance they can start as soon as they are 3! This class introduces some basics through playing music games, recognizing rhythms, learning new steps and new dance styles. To keep kids focused, the instructor uses colorful ribbons, hats, glow sticks, and balloons. Beginner 2 (Ages 6–9) This class is designed to be a fun introduction to ballroom dance, and students learn fundamental skills for at least two dance styles in every class. A variety of styles are introduced, including Cha-Cha, Samba, Waltz, and Quickstep. For all other class descriptions, please see our website, www.dpparks.org

REQUIRED DANCE ATTIRE PRE-DANCE & TOTS IN MOTION: Multi- or solid-colored leotard and tights. Appropriate shoes. No satin ballet slippers. Replace tap ribbons with elastic tap ties (available for purchase from your instructor). BALLET: Black leotard and pink tights. Pink leather ballet shoes for Beg. /Int. class levels; pink canvas ballet shoes for Int. /Adv. class levels. Bun required. JAZZ: Solid colored leotard and pink, black, or tan tights. Black jazz shorts or tight fitting capris are allowed upon approval of instructor. Soft, black, leather jazz shoes. Slip on jazz shoes required for Int. /Adv. levels. No jazz sneakers. TAP: Fitted tank top or leotard and fitted jazz pants – NO JEANS. Jazz tap shoes (hard toe preferred) required for all Adv. levels. HIP HOP: Fitted tank top or leotard and fitted jazz pants. Jazz sneakers or clean gym sneakers. (No jeans, shorts or skirts, legs must be covered.) MODERN: Solid colored leotard and footless tights. No shoes. PRE-POINTE/POINTE: Black leotard and pink tights. All pointe shoes must be approved by the instructor before being used. Bun required. DANCE à la CARTE: All students must wear jazz shoes or jazz sneakers in Jazz and Hip Hop classes and Tap shoes in Tap classes. BALLROOM FOR KIDS: Girls: Leotard, tights, short skirt, ballroom shoes or ballet shoes. No jewelry; hair must be secured away from the face. Boys: T-shirt, comfortable pants (no jeans), ballroom shoes or dress shoes. PLEASE NOTE: Students should wear form fitting dance clothing to attain the maximum benefit from these classes. Additional attire guidelines may be required by the instructor. Hair must be secured away from the face and off the nape of the neck. All jewelry must be removed before taking any class. Dancers who have reached the age where support undergarments are necessary are required to wear a black sports bra.

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Summer School of Dance Summer School of Dance Schedule • June 18–August 9 • All Wednesday 7/4 classes will be held on Monday 8/13 BALLET CLASES (Ages) Pre-Ballet I/II (5-7) Beg/Int. Ballet (8-13) Int/Adv. Ballet* Pre-Pointe (9+) Pointe I/II* Includes Int/Adv Ballet class JAZZ PROGRAM Beg/Int Jazz (8-13) Int./Adv Jazz/Lyrical* TAP PROGRAM Pre-Ballet/Tap I/II (5-7) Beg/Int Tap (8-13) MODERN PROGRAM Beg/Int. Modern (8-13) Int/Adv Modern /Partnering* HIP-HOP PROGRAM Teeny Bop Hip-Hop (5-7) Beg/Int Hip Hop (8-13) SPECIALTY DANCE CLASSES Tumble ‘n Dance (8 +) Lyrical Hip Hop (11 +) BALLROOM FOR KIDS Beginner Ballroom I (3-5) Beginner Ballroom II (6-9)

Day/Time

Location

Code

Ms. Cecilia

Ms. Anne

ALC Dance Studio 102

1-60183-2

Day/Time Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm Tuesdays 7:30-9:00pm Day/Time Wednesdays 4:15-5:00pm Tuesdays 4:45-5:30pm Day/Time

Instructor Ms. Laura

Location ALC Studio 113

Code 1-60121-1

Ms. Mary

1-60122-1 Code 1-60141-1

Ms. Laura

ALC Dance Studio 102 Location ALC Dance Studio 102 ALC Studio 113

Instructor

Location

Code

Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm Mondays 6:15-7:30pm Day/Time

Ms. Anne

1-60161-1

Instructor

ALC Dance Studio 102 ALC Dance Studio 102 Location

Tuesdays 4:00-4:45pm Wednesdays 5:15-6:00pm Day/Time

Ms. Laura

ALC Studio 113

1-60130-1

Ms. Mary

ALC Studio 113

1-60132-1

Instructor

Location

Code

Ms. Laura

ALC Studio 113

1-60191-1

Ms. Mary

ALC Studio 113

1-60153-1

Instructor

Location

Code

Ms. Marzena

PLCC Multipurpose 1 & 2 PLCC Multipurpose 1 & 2

1-60189-1

Instructor Ms. Cecilia

Location ALC Dance Studio 102

Code 1-60251-1

Fee R: $100 NR: $125

Mondays 7:30-8:30pm Wednesdays 4:15-5:00pm Day/Time Thursdays 5:15-6:00pm Thursdays 6:00-7:00pm

Ms. Laura Ms. Anne Ms. Mary

Instructor Ms. Anne

Ms. Anne

Ms. Marzena

ALC Dance Studio 102 ALC Studio 113

1-60110-1

ALC Dance Studio 102 ALC Studio 113

1-60112-1

Fee

Thursday 4:45-5:30pm Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30pm Wednesdays 7:00-8:30pm Wednesdays 7:00-8:00pm Wednesdays 7:00-9:00pm

Artistry in Motion Classes Class Day/Time Company 1 Thursdays 5:30-9:00pm

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Instructor

1-60111-1

1-60183-1

1-60142-1

1-60163-1 Code

1-60189-2

R: $68 NR: $85 R: $72 NR: $90 R: $80 NR: $100 R: $72 NR: $90 R: $88 NR: $110 Fee R: $72 NR: $90 R: $80 NR: $100 Fee R: $68 NR: $85 R: $68 NR: $85 Fee R: $72 NR: $90 R: $76 NR: $95 Fee R: $68 NR: $85 R: $68 NR: $85 Fee R: $72 NR: $90 R: $68 NR: $85 Fee R: $68 NR: $85 R: $72 NR: $90

Company 2

Tuesdays 4:30-7:30pm

Ms. Mary

ALC Dance Studio 102

1-60252-1

R: $96 NR: $120

Company 3

Mondays 4:15-6:15pm

Ms. Anne

ALC Dance Studio 102

1-60253-1

R: $88 NR: $110

Rhythm in Motion Tap Company

Mondays 4:15-6:15pm

Ms. Laura

ALC Dance Studio 113

1-60254-1

R: $88 NR: $110


Summer School of Dance Dance à la Carte Classes

This program is designed for 2 specific types of students, ages 14 through adult. New, older students who would like to begin their dance training, and those experienced dancers, with busy schedules, who would like to enhance their dance technique. With these classes you don’t have to worry about missing classes – just go to any Dance à la Carte Class at your convenience. Look! New classes! 10 Punch Card R: $85/NR: $107 #1-60184-1 20 Punch Card R: $170/$213 #1-60184-2 June 18–August 9 • All Wednesday 7/4 classes will be held on Monday 8/13 Class** Stretch & Strengthen (11 +) Teen/Adult Modern/Ballet (13 +) Teen/Adult Tap/Jazz Combo (13 +) Yoga for Dancers (11 +) Leaps/Turns/Tricks (11 +) Theraband Class (9 +)

Day/Time Mondays 8:30-9:30pm Mondays 7:30-8:30pm

Instructor Ms. Laura

Location ALC Studio 113

Code 1-60180-1

Ms. Anne

ALC Dance Studio 102

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Tuesdays 7:30-8:30pm Wednesdays 5:00-6:00pm Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm Wednesdays 8:00-8:30pm

Ms. Laura

ALC Studio 113

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Ms. Anne

1-60192-1

Ms. Mary

ALC Dance Studio 102 ALC Studio 113

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Ms. Mary

ALC Studio 113

1-60193-1

Fee R: $72 NR: $90 R: $72 NR: $90 R: $72 NR: $90 R: $72 NR: $90 R: $72 NR: $90 R: $64 NR: $80

Dance Intensive

Ages 7+ A 4-day, intensive training session designed for dancers, looking to get back in shape before Fall session begins. Ideal for older more experienced dancers who are interested in auditioning for high/ middle school Poms and Orchesis teams, as well as dancers who are in a dance performance/ competition company. This is also ideal for beginner/ intermediate dancers as well. Dancers will be separated by age and experience and taught in separate rooms. Dancers will not only get technique classes in multi-disciplines, but also be instructed in other aspects for dance training, including nutrition, dance history, anatomy, injury prevention, acting, and choreography. Students will leave this week feeling more prepared to start intense activity in the school year, and more informed on how to maintain their bodies throughout the entire season. Min/Max: 20/50 Tuesday–Friday, August 14–17, 4:00–9:30pm ALC, Dance Studio 102 & 113 R: $105/NR: $132 • #1-60303-1 Tentative Schedule (subject to change) 4:00–5:30pm – Technique Class 5:30–7:00pm – Technique Class 7:00–7:45pm – Dinner Break 7:45–8:30pm – Specialty Class (Nutrition, Dance History, Anatomy, Injury Prevention, Acting/Improv) 8:30–9:30pm – Combo Class, Across the Floor/Tricks, Choreography Class

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Dance Recitals and Classes

A Show: Saturday, June 9 • 11:00am Sunday, June 10 • 11:00am B Show Saturday, June 9 • 2:30pm Sunday, June 10 • 2:30pm C Show Saturday, June 9 • 6:00pm Sunday, June 10 • 6:00pm 3 entirely different shows! Prairie Lakes Theater 515 E. Thacker Street Tickets: $7 in advance • $8 at the door

Company Auditions

Tuesday, June 12 ALC, Dance Studio 102 Ages 7–10* 4:00–5:15pm *Dancers must be entering 2nd grade in Fall 2012. Ages 11–18 5:45–7:15pm (Dancers must have at least 2 years Ballet experience.) Rhythm in Motion Tap Company Auditions Tuesday, June 12 ALC, Dance Studio 102 Ages 7–18 7:30–8:30pm For more information, call Nancy Suwalski, Cultural Arts Supervisor at 847-391-5711.

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Adult Dance Classes Wedding Fiesta Workshop Ages 16+ Learn to dance to Ballroom, Latin, and contemporary dance music. This crash course includes the basics, such as: leading & following, traveling, turns and movement. This is perfect for anyone who is in, or going to a wedding, and needs a quick one-class lesson! Waltz, Cha-Cha, and contemporary movement will be taught. Couples are recommended, but not necessary. Couples will not rotate partners. Singles are not guaranteed a partner. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Are you getting married? Bring in your special song, on tape or CD, and the Dance Tech instructor will give you some dance tips at the end of class. Min/Max: 8/20 Dance Techs, Instructor PLCC, Multi-purpose Rooms 1 & 2 Thursday, July 26 7:00–9:00pm R: $30/NR: $38 #1-60496-1 Splendid Ballroom & Swing Ages 16+ Discover the wonderful world of ballroom dancing. Improve your skills, learn new steps and how to lead & follow in this introductory session. You will have fun learning the sophisticated Waltz, Foxtrot, and swingin’ Swing. Join us for these enjoyable dances that are simply timeless. Couples are recommended, but not necessary. Couples will not rotate partners. Singles are not guaranteed a partner. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Min/Max: 8/20 Dance Techs, Instructor PLCC, Multi-purpose Rooms 1 & 2 Thursdays, 7:30–9:00pm 6/21–7/19* R: $44/NR: $66 #1-60490-1 *No class 7/5


History Center Hours Tuesday–Friday 10:00am–4:00pm

781 Pearson Street • 847-391-5399 • www.desplaineshistory.org

Coffee Talk • 1:30–2:30pm Suggested donation for each Coffee Talk is $3 Thursday, May 10 Cemetery Walk, Art of the Chicagoland Cemetery with Lori M. Barrett Join Des Plaines History Center staff member, Lori M. Barrett, as she takes us on a digital walking tour of headstones and history in the cemeteries of the Chicagoland area. Thursday, June 14 Building the Canal to Save Chicago Author Richard Lanyon will be discussing his book Building the Canal to Save Chicago, which tells the story of the complexity of implementing a massive and innovative public works engineering system to save Chicago from a perilous nuisance and public health crisis.

Maine Township High School on Thacker, present day Central Park, circa 1935.

Thursday, July 12 Speaker TBA Thursday, August 9 Operation Freedom–The Berlin Airlift Anette Isaacs will discuss the Berlin Airlift of 1948. To Ms. Isaacs it was perhaps one of the greatest adventures in American military history, and she will explain why! Thursday, September 13 Speaker TBA

Children’s Programs All Children’s Program funding is provided by Kiwanis International Wednesday, May 16 Making Ancient Roman Frescos 3:45–5:00 pm at $2 members, $4 non members Program suitable for ages 5–12 (Children must be accompanied by an adult.) Registration required, contact Adam at 847-391-5399 to register Salve! This program will teach children about the ancient art of Fresco painting. In the end, children will have made their own painted Fresco on plaster.

Curtis & Meyer General Merchandise Store on Ellinwood Street, circa 1890.

Wednesdays: July 11, July 18, August 8, August 15 Afternoon Adventures: Specific Program Crafts TBA $1 members, $2 non-members • Programs suitable for ages 5–12 Children must be accompanied by an adult. • No registration required Once again, the History Center will host our popular Afternoon Adventures summer program for kids. This summer, we’re celebrating “Illinois Native Americans” by doing creative projects. Programs are held on selected Wednesdays throughout the summer. Drop in any time between 1pm and 3pm for an educational, hands-on project. Look for these programs and workshops coming soon: Inside the Archives: Student Workshop What do historians look for in archival material? How is that material analyzed and used in research papers? This program will teach high school seniors and college freshmen how to conduct school research by using our archives. Adult Workshop: Learn how to research your home or family history our archives. Lunch in the Cemetery with Lori Barrett Historic Adventures with Rev. Dr. Bill Grice “It’s All About History” Book Discussion Group Please check our website www.desplaineshistory.org, Twitter and Facebook for updates on programs and events. Contact Adam or Lori at 847-391-5399 for more information. The Des Plaines History Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Herman Gaede and Frank Slama working at Suburban Times printing press, circa 1902.

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We’re not your grandmother’s Senior Center!

Frisbie Senior Center 52 Northwest Highway

Senior Center Staff Stephen H. Samuelson, MPA President & CEO Melissa Kalliantasis, MSW Program Manager Dennis Rosa Service Coordinator John R. Smith Travel Manager John Minardi Finance Manager Sally Thomphsen Corporate Relations Toni Ulett Office Assistant Miles Masek Maintenance Carlos Garcia Chef Edwin Alvarenga Line Cook

Membership Information Membership is open to anyone age 55 or older. New members are always welcome! Although membership is not required to participate in any programming, non-members pay a daily activity fee. For more information about becoming a member, please visit our website or contact the Center directly.

www.frisbieseniorcenter.org

MEALS ON WHEELS

Meals on Wheels is for seniors 60 and older who are homebound or unable to prepare their own meals. The cost per meal is $4, billed monthly. If you are interested in being served by the Meals on Wheels program, please contact Dennis Rosa to arrange an assessment: 847-894-3482. If you are interested in volunteering for the Meals on Wheels program as a driver, please contact Melissa Kalliantasis at 847-768-5944.

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847-768-5944 • frisbieseniorcenter.org

Something for Everyone Come and visit the Center Monday through Friday, 8:30am–4:00pm. If you would like to know more about our programs please contact Melissa Kalliantasis. For trip information, contact John Smith, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, at 847-768-5944. We have bunco, bingo, billiards, a library, movies and a computer lab just to name a few. Come in for a copy of our SENIOR ADVISOR Newsletter to see all that we offer.

Services The following are a few examples of services offered at the Frisbie Senior Center, on a regular basis, throughout the month. They are provided in privacy, through the cooperation of community members who volunteer their time and talents. Please call 847-768-5944 with any questions or to make an appointment. Blood Pressure Check: 9:00–10:00am, 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month. Medical Closet: Rent medical equipment for a small fee. Monday–Friday, from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Notary Public: Monday–Friday, from 9:00am–3:30pm. Contact Toni Ulett or Melissa Kalliantasis. Veterans’ Representative: Cynthia McKee is available Monday–Friday, 8:30am–4:00pm. Call 847-294-4664. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

ONCE QAGAIN BOUTIQUE

Located next to the Center, our resale shop offers gently used goods for great prices and accepts tax-deductible donations. Stop in and see what deal you can find. Volunteers needed. Please call 847-768-7055 with questions.

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In the Frisbie Senior Center Open Monday–Friday, 8:30am–2:00pm Seniors: Sign up for the Congregate Meal Program and receive your lunch for a suggested donation of $4.75 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Benefit Enrollment Center The Frisbie Senior Center is reaching out to assist seniors and people with disabilities throughout suburban Cook County who may qualify for, but are not yet enrolled in, programs that may help pay for prescription drugs, medical care, food or utilities. We can help you to find out if you qualify for any of the following programs: • Medicare Part D Extra Help (Low-Income Subsidy) • Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs) • Medicaid • Supplemental Nutrition Program (SNAP), formerly the federal Food Stamp program • State Pharmacy Assistance Programs • Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) You will meet with a trained volunteer who will screen you for eligibility; if you meet the qualifications for a program, they will help you to enroll. Please contact Dennis, at the Frisbie Senior Center, for more information: 847-768-5944. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

New! Computer Classes Session 1: May 29–July 10 Session 2: July 17–August 28 Introduction to Computers • 9:00–10:15am This course covers the fundamentals of using a personal computer with Microsoft Windows. It provides hands-on training in the use of a mouse and the skills necessary to use Windows. No prior experience is required. The course is designed to make the student feel comfortable using a computer. It introduces some popular computer applications, including the use of the Internet. Level 1 • 10:30–12:30pm This course is the follow-up to Introduction to Computers and covers the operations of Windows, file management, sending and receiving e-mail with attachments, e-mail folders, and using a browser to find information on the Internet. Graduates of this course should be able to use a personal computer productively at home. Level 2 • 1:00–3:00pm This course builds on the skills learned in Level 1, which is a prerequisite. You will discuss security issues, computer administrative tasks, using word processing programs, cutting and pasting from the internet into Word documents and e-mails, and picture file management.


M NASR Maine–Niles Association of Special Recreation 6820 W. Dempster Street, Morton Grove

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847-966-5522

edicated to improving the quality of life, through advocacy and awareness, promoting a successful leisure lifestyle for individuals with disabilities.

M-NASR serves children, teens and adults with physical, mental and emotional disabilities, their families and their community recreation agencies by providing a wide range of recreation and leisure programs for people of every age, talent and interest. M-NASR conducts programs year round. Special services include summer camps, special event and holiday trips, after school and day off from school programs for people of every age, talent and interest. Our participants enjoy dances, organized clubs, dinners at local restaurants and the friendship and company of their peers, adding to the richness and joy of their lives in the process. We also offer inclusion services to those who need assistance to participate in programs offered by their Park District. M-NASR holds programs throughout our service area, many near or in Des Plaines Park District facilities. We operate several accessible vehicles and offer door–to–door transportation for many activities.

Liponi Foundation for Special Recreation The Liponi Foundation for Special Recreation was formed in 1990 to facilitate participation by children and adults with disabilities in recreation programs. The Foundation is named after the late Sam Liponi, who was generous in his support of the Maine-Niles Association of Special Recreation. That support continues, through the work of the Foundation. This not-for-profit, tax exempt body is governed by a board of trustees representing the communities that M-NSAR serves: Des Plaines, Golf–Maine, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Park Ridge and Skokie. If you are interested in supporting individuals with special needs by attending Foundation fundraisers or by making a donation please call Stella Lipomi, Foundation Treasurer, at 847-966-5522.

Donate/Volunteer

Corporate giving can be very helpful to M-NASR. Do you or someone you know work for an organization with a corporate giving program? These businesses have grant/fund–raising opportunities in place for 501(c)3 not–for–profit organizations like M-NASR. If you do, please contact us at 847-966-5522. Sharing this information could provide immeasurable assistance to individuals with physical and mental challenges in your community. Volunteers and part–time staff are integral parts of M-NASR’s organization, allowing many to enjoy recreational opportunities who otherwise couldn’t. Become a part of this diverse community and have the personal satisfaction of improving the quality of life for people with disabilities. Call Jessie Ritter at 847-966-5522. We are always happy to hear from you! The M-NASR administrative office is at: 6820 W. Dempster Street Morton Grove, IL 60053 Phone: 847-966-5522 Fax: 847-966-8340

M-NASR Aides If you are in need of assistance from our Maine Niles Special Recreation Association please check the Americans with Disabilities Act Need Accommodation box on the Des Plaines Park District program registration form. Please note that all requests for M-NASR assistance in our programs must be made at least one week in advance of the program start date. Unfortunately, we may not be able to fulfill requests made with less than one week’s notice.

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General Information Building, Facility and Room Rentals:

Tree of Life Program Through our popular Tree of Life program, you can commemorate a special event, individual or group by having a tree planted in one of the district’s many parks. This program is a wonderful way for individuals, organizations, and businesses to enhance the environment, become involved in our community, and beautify the neighborhood parks in Des Plaines. The program includes a bronze leaf, for your personalized inscription. The leaf becomes a permanent part of bronze leaf sculptures displayed in the lobby of either the Administrative and Leisure Center or the Prairie Lakes Community Center. The Tree of Life program fee is $300, and includes a 20 year replacement guarantee on your tree donation. In addition, tree donors have the option of purchasing a cast bronze plaque, to be located at the base of each tree, at an additional fee of $275. The deadline for spring planting is April 1, and the deadline for fall planting is September 1. Please Note: Because Prairie Lakes Park, Lake Park, and Central Park are our most popular locations for memorials, new planting locations are limited at those three parks and we may not be able to accommodate your request. However, our program now includes existing trees, park benches and site amenities that may be suitable for your memorial. The fee per park bench is $650, which includes a personalized, engraved plate attached to the backrest. For more information, please contact: Doug Dohlen, Assistant Superintendent of Parks 847-391-5744 or ddohlen@DPParks.org

Our Mission “Enhancing our community by providing quality recreational opportunities, facilities, parks and open space.”

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Since Park District programs take priority, and generally use all buildings, Monday–Friday, more facilities are available on Saturdays and Sundays. Kitchen facilities are designed for limited food preparation: a range, an oven, and a refrigerator are provided. Facilities are not available on legal holidays. Rental Facilities Available: • Lake Park North Picnic Shelter................... Seating for 72–80 (outdoor grill) • Lake Park South Picnic Shelter................... Seating for 64–72 (outdoor grill) • West Park Picnic Shelter 1......................... Seating for 32–40 (outdoor grill) • West Park Picnic Shelter 2......................... Seating for 32–40 (electric outlet) • Prairie Lakes Mt. View Room 1................... 35.person capacity | Now with • Prairie Lakes Mt. View Room 2................... 65.person capacity | complimentary | Wi-Fi access! • Prairie Lakes Mt. View Room 3................... 35.person capacity • Prairie Lakes Mt. View Rooms 1+2+3....... 135.person capacity total | • Prairie Lakes Meeting Rooms 1, 2 or 3........ 35.person capacity each • Prairie Lakes Multi-purpose Room 1............ 50.person capacity • Prairie Lakes Multi-purpose Room 2............ 30.person capacity • Prairie Lakes Multi-purpose Rooms 1+2...... 80.person capacity Facilities with a Kitchen: • Arndt Park Fieldhouse: 100 person capacity (not available June – August) • Cumberland Terrace Fieldhouse: 35 person capacity (not available June – August) • Prairie Lakes: Mt. View rooms and Multi-purpose rooms have kitchens available for rent. Some other rooms may be available at Prairie Lakes and the Leisure Center on weekends. Capacities vary from 30 to 60. Smoking and alcohol consumption are not permitted in any Park District building, with the exception of Golf Center Des Plaines. Rentals are handled on a first–come basis, as completed applications are received. There are time restrictions and a deposit is required. Call 847-391-5700 between 8:30am and 5:00pm, weekdays. Other times, please call 847-391-5705 and leave your name, phone number with area code, group size, date and the facility or room desired, and we will return your call as soon as possible. The Banquet Facility at Golf Center Des Plaines has a 100 person capacity. Food and beverages, including alcohol, are provided by the Club Casa Cafe under the proprietorship of Pat & Julie Ergastolo, who also own the popular Casa Royale Banquets in Des Plaines. Rentals are available throughout the week. Call 847-298-5700 for additional information on meetings and banquet reservations. The River Room seats 100 for banquets.

The Prairie Lakes Theater seats up to 298, and is available for daily and weekly rentals for special events, training programs, concerts, plays and musicals. Includes complimentary Wi-Fi access. Please contact Shelli Sarg, Facilities Manager: 847-391-5711.

Dog and Animal Ordinance

Prairie Lakes Theater

Des Plaines Park District Code Section 8.03 states: No person shall bring or permit a dog, cat or other animal within any park (or school) or playground controlled by the Des Plaines Park District, whether on a leash or otherwise except during regularly scheduled dog obedience classes or shows. The Des Plaines Park District and School District 62 operate 58 park/school sites within the corporate limits of the City of Des Plaines. Leashed dogs and cats are only allowed within the former city-owned 11 parks. These properties are: Arlington Triangle, Cornell Park, Hoffman Parkway, Kutchin Park, North and South Cul de Sac Parks, Orchard Court, Prairie Triangle, Teton Park, Westfield Gardens Park and Yale Court. No dog shall be allowed on city streets or other public places such as city-owned parks, hotels, restaurants, railroad depots, theaters, public conveyances and the like, or property other than that of its owner unless on a leash no more than 8-feet long. No cat is allowed to run at large unless neutered and inoculated for rabies and wearing a current tag. Cats do not have to be restricted to the owner’s property if they are wearing their tag, No cat or dog, whether on a leash or not, licensed or unlicensed, should be within a store where food is sold (with the exception of guide dogs, properly harnessed).


Statement on Fees & Charges

General Information Trip Registration

Youth and family trip registrations are taken at the Leisure Center. Registration coincides with program registration dates. Trips that were offered during a previous session have ongoing registration until filled. Sorry, we are unable to accept trip registrations less than one week prior to the activity.

Senior Discounts

All Senior Citizens 60 years or older receive a 25% discount on classes and programs unless otherwise specified. This discount is not applicable for trips, discounted programs, and contractual classes. Identification is required at time of registration.

Proof of Residency

Proof of residency is necessary to establish residency before your registration can be processed. Please include a copy of one of the following with your registration: current voter’s registration card, copy of a current driver’s license, copy of current utility or phone bill or real estate tax statement showing taxes paid to the Des Plaines Park District.

Park District Boundaries

Residents of the Des Plaines Park District are defined as individuals who reside within the DPPD boundaries and contribute financial support to the Park District through property taxes. Residents of the City of Des Plaines may not be residents of the Des Plaines Park District. Anyone living west of Mt. Prospect Rd. is NOT a Des Plaines Park District Resident. Please call 847-391-5700 for boundary information.

Errors and Adjustments

While we do our best to be accurate in all of our printed literature and on our website, some errors do occur. Occasionally, changes to the programs, fees, and schedules are required. We apologize for any inconvenience that these errors and changes may cause.

Photography/Video Policy

Photographs and videos of participants are periodically taken at Des Plaines Park District facilities and programs. Participants grant permission to the DPPD to photograph and/or video tape them, their child and/or ward, and to use such photos and videos on its website or in other printed publications without further consideration. A complete version of this policy is on our website.

Participant Guidelines

Equal Access. The Des Plaines Park District works with a variety of individuals and agencies to ensure that recreational programs and services are available and accessible to all persons, regardless of age, gender, religion, race, socio-economic status and level of physical or mental ability.

Behavior

Participants are expected to exhibit appropriate behavior at all times: • Show respect to all participants and staff. • Refrain from using foul or obscene language. • Refrain from causing bodily harm to participants or staff. • Show respect for equipment, supplies and facilities. • Refrain from disparaging remarks, including comments against an individual’s race, ethnic background, religion, physical appearance, or disabling condition.

Discipline

A positive approach will be used regarding discipline. The Park District reserves the right to dismiss a participant whose behavior is a safety concern. Each situation will be evaluated on its own merit. Appropriate action will be taken as soon as possible.

Children’s Release To Authorized Parents

It is the responsibility of the custodial parent to provide the Park District with documentation as to whom a child should be released to in situations that involve a non-custodial parent and court restrictions.

Americans with Disabilities Act

If you or a family member have a disability and are interested in participating in or attending a Park District program, the Park District will make reasonable accommodations to facilitate that opportunity. To assist the Park District staff, we urge you to contact us in advance of program participation and discuss the necessary accommodations. The ADA Coordinator for the District is Jennifer Boys, who works closely with the Maine-Niles Association of Special Recreation Integration Specialist to provide for individual needs. The Des Plaines Park District complies with all ADA guidelines for accessibility. See MNASR information on page 63.

Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

The Maine-Niles Association of Special Recreation (M-NASR) has a relay message system for individuals with hearing impairments who use TTY/TDD’s. This service enables us to answer any questions a resident has about Park District programs. Please call M-NASR at 847-9665522 voice mail, or the TTY/TDD number at 847-966-8897. More information about M-NASR is in this Spectrum, and on our website: www.DPParks.org

Facility Regulations

• Smoking and alcohol consumption are prohibited in any Park District building, with the exception of the Golf Center Des Plaines. • Hats are prohibited inside facilities. • Headphones must accompany radios. • Program participants will not be paged in the building, except in an emergency. • Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult, except in facilities as posted. • Shirts and shoes are required.

Park Regulations

The Des Plaines Park District operates its own park security to enforce ordinances on city, park, and school properties. Please remember: • All parks close at sunset, unless otherwise posted. • All dogs are prohibited from park and school properties. • Motorized vehicles are prohibited on park property and pathways. • Handicapped parking is enforced. • Feeding of wildlife is prohibited. • Alcohol consumption is prohibited. • Golf practice in parks is prohibited. • Skateboards are not permitted on playgrounds, tennis courts, the Memorial Pavilion or on park benches.

The basic philosophy of the Des Plaines Park District is to offer diversified year round leisure services, including recreational programs and facilities, ensuring that all citizens have an equal opportunity to take advantage of these services. However, since the demand upon the District is greater than the public’s ability to support that demand through tax dollars, and tax revenues are greatly limited for all types of governmental service, it is necessary to charge fees. These fees supplement other sources of revenue used by the District and are a means to continue to provide and expand basic services on an equitable basis.

Refunds

NOTE: In order to receive any refund, you must complete a Refund Request Form. The form, which includes the complete policy, is available at any of our facilities as well as from our website: www.DPParks.org 1. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Participants will receive a full refund if they are dissatisfied with the program after the 1st class meeting, and we receive a refund request form at least 24 hours before the 2nd class meets. An Administrative Fee of $2 per class or program will be charged for all refunds. 2. After the first week of a program/class no refunds will be granted unless the program/ class is cancelled. Refund requests received after the first week of a program will be honored if the request is due to a medical condition. A doctor’s note must accompany the request. 3. No refunds for gift certificates will be allowed. Gift certificates may be used toward any Park District facility, program or trip. 4. A refund request for trips or one–day programs must be received 48 hours prior to the day of the program; refunds will be prorated based on the program costs incurred prior to receipt of the request. 5. Refunds take approximately 2 weeks to process, and are mailed in check form or credited to your credit card account. 6. If you have an outstanding balance, a refund will be applied to that balance. 7. Creative Corners Preschool, Summer Camps, and Soccer programs have exceptions to the $2 Administrative Fee stated above.

Waiting Lists

If you are placed on a waiting list for any program and you made payment by: • Credit Card: The program was not charged to your account • Check or Cash: You will be refunded your payment amount two weeks after the start of the class. Note: If you would like to receive your reimbursement sooner, please submit a Refund Request Form, available at our facilities and from our website.

www.DPParks.org Register early to avoid cancellations!

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Registration Information How to Register Summer registration dates: Residents: Monday, May 14 Non–Residents: Monday, May 21 Classes begin Monday, May 28 Registrations which are received before the above dates will be held and processed on the day after registration begins. 1. Walk-in Leisure Center, 2222 Birch Street Hours: Monday–Friday 8:30am–5:00pm Please bring proof of residency. Your registration will be time-stamped in the order received. 2. Drop-off Leisure Center, 2222 Birch Street Hours: Monday–Friday 7:00am–9:00pm Saturday 8:30am–6:00pm Sunday 1:00–6:00pm A drop-off slot is located to the right of the receptionist counter. Please, no cash payments. Registrations are processed Monday–Friday. Drop-off registration is also accepted at the Prairie Lakes Community Center, but is not processed until the following business day. 3. Mail-in Mail completed forms and payment: Des Plaines Park District 2222 Birch Street Des Plaines, IL 60018 4. Fax Fax the completed registration form to 847-391-5707 with your complete credit card information. Please be aware: if you are registering online or via fax, your online or facsimile signature shall substitute for, and have the same legal effect as, an original form signature. 5. Online Registration Begins at 12:01am on 5/14 for residents, and 12:01am on 5/28 for non-residents. Registration forms and details are in this Spectrum, at our facilities, and on our website: www.DPParks.org. You can always call 847-391-5700 if you have questions.

1. If the program you choose is filled, you will be given your second choice. 2. If both choices are filled, or you did not list a second choice, you will be put on a waiting list. Payment will be refunded two weeks after the start of the class, or applied to any outstanding balance you might have. 3. If an opening occurs, we will contact you by phone. Re–registration may be required. 4. If the program is cancelled, or changes, we will contact you by phone. Payment will be refunded or applied to any outstanding balance you have. 5. All registrations must be completed on the registration form, with the waiver signed. 6. Registrations received before the registration date will be held and processed on the day after registration begins. About Non–Resident Program Fees Persons living outside the Park District boundaries can pay up to 25% more than the resident rate for most programs & facilities. Non–residents can also pay a yearly fee of $150, which will give them “resident” status. Additional Payment Information 1. The Park District reserves the right to change a payment fee in order to reflect the correct fee. 2. If program fees differ between your 1st and 2nd choice, please pay the higher fee. If you are enrolled in the program with the lower fee, we will refund the difference. 3. A $25 service charge is assessed on all checks returned due to insufficient funds. Scholarship Information Program scholarships are available for individuals unable to afford program fees. Scholarship requests should be submitted at least three weeks prior to all program registration. An approved scholarship is required for camp registration at a reduced fee. Approved scholarship applications do not guarantee acceptance into programs; all general registration procedures should be followed. Scholarship applications may be obtained at the Leisure Center or Prairie Lakes Community Center during business hours, or by calling 847-391-5700.

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Information about M-NASR assistance is on page 63, and on the Park District website: www.DPParks.org.

Payment Plan Information A $25. processing fee will be added for each payment plan set sup. No payment plans will be accepted after the required registration date. 1. Fill out registration form and bring it to the Administrative & Leisure Center. 2. An installment billing agreement will be filled out and reviewed at the Administrative and Leisure Center, by a Park District staff member. 3. Installment payments can be done electronically to a checking account, savings account, or credit card. A routing number and account number will be needed for proper processing. Routing numbers can be found on your check or monthly bank statement. 4. A copy of the installment billing agreement will be given to you, once it has been approved.

Creative Corner Payment Plans

You must register by September 4, 2012 to take advantage of the payment plan. • A down payment of 1/4 is due at time of registration. • The balance is due in 3 equal payments: 1/4 each on Nov. 15, Jan. 15 and Mar 15. Creative Corners Refund Policy • 95% for all refunds received and DATE STAMPED by September 7, 2012 • 90% refund for all refunds received and DATE STAMPED after September 7, 2012 • After the first week of a class, no full refunds will be granted unless the class is cancelled. Refund requests received after the first week of a class will be honored if the request is due to a medical condition. A doctor’s note must accompany the request.


M-NASR Assistance: All requests for M-NASR assistance in our programs must be made at least one week in advance of the program start date. Please note that we may not be able to fulfill requests made with less than one week’s notice.

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Affiliated Organizations For information about the programs, classes and events provided by these organizations, please contact them directly. Des Plaines Arts Council............................... Linda Traina.................................... 847 - 391 - 5700 Des Plaines Art Guild.................................... Joan Heath Fortner.......................... 847 - 824 - 7918 Des Plaines Camera Club............................. Tom Mulick................... photobytomm@comcast.net Des Plaines Garden Club.............................. Alice Bigelow................................... 773 - 420 - 8598 Des Plaines Lunkerbusters........................... Nick Pistolis.................................... 847 - 824 - 9691 Des Plaines Pinochle Club............................ Nancy Schacht................................ 847 - 824 - 5883 Des Plaines River Racers.............................. Mike Tuntland................................www.dpswim.org Des Plaines Senior Woodcarvers.................. John DeMuth.................................. 847 - 827 - 4223 NW Symphony Orchestra.............................. www.NorthwestSymphony.org........... 847 - 965 -7271 Rand Park Dog Training Club........................ Jean Ungar..................................... 847 - 296 - 2587 ______________________________________________________________________________________ Central Youth Baseball League..................... Marcy Outlaw.................................. 847-912-7693 Des Plaines Baseball, Inc............................. www.dpbaseball.org............... board@dpbaseball.org Des Plaines Girls Softball............................. Tom Eby......................................... 847-827-4262 Devon–Higgins Little League......................... Eileen Podgor.................................. 847 - 698 - 4469 Junior Warriors Basketball............................ Dan Aloisio..................................... 847 - 298 - 6189 Jr. Warriors Football & Cheerleading............. Joe Morella..................................... 847 - 993 - 5923

LAKE PARK MEMORIAL PAVILION

BUY A BRICK PROGRAM a lasting memory for your family or loved one, Create business or organization, while showing support

for those who have bravely served our country. Say it in stone by purchasing a brick for display at the beautiful Lake Park Memorial Pavilion. For more information, please call. Steven Schaefer, 847-452-6991 • David Murphy, 847-398-1315.

“Dedicated to supporting the mission of the Des Plaines Park District, and expanding recreational opportunities and facilities for all Park District residents.” Friends of the Parks Members Noreen Newton, President Mathews Abraham Mike Lake Dave Markworth Carol Shannon Terry Shannon Mike Van Slambrouck Jim Grady, Park Board Liaison Please contact John Hecker, Executive Director, if you are interested in the Friends of the Parks, (847) 391-5700

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Our Recreation Relief specials are back, and even better this year. Sign up early and you’ll receive our new Recreation Relief Card, good for discounts all summer long! HH Early Bird Summer Camp Special HH Sign up for Summer Camps by May 13 to get Early Bird rates and our free Recreation Relief Card Good for discounts on admissions and concessions at Mountain View Adventure Center, Mystic Waters, Chippewa and Iroquois Pools, Lake Park Golf Course & Marina, and the Golf Center Des Plaines. Special discounts on classes, too!

HH Pre-Season Pool Pass Specials HH Save on your 2012 Pool Pass when you purchase by May 28. Plus, you’ll also get our free Recreation Relief Card! • Pool Passes are on sale now at Prairie Lakes and the Leisure Center • Mystic Waters Pool Pass Holders Enjoy These Extra Benefits: Enter the pool one hour before the public on weekends. Mystic Waters Pool Passes are good at all three pools. Purchase a Splash Pack of guest passes at resident rates.

Des Plaines Park District 2012 Summer Programs  

The Summer Program and Events Guide of the Des Plaines Park District