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The PROGRAM GUIDE of the DES PLAINES PARK DISTRICT

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Here comes Winter! This is always a most wonderful time of the year. Indoors and out, everywhere you look there’s something fun to do!

In-The-Round, onstage at the Prairie Lakes Theater. Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Snoopy and the gang are all waiting to play. Find out when on page 16.

Come with us on exciting trips, or stay and play at the Leisure Center. Either way, you’ll have a great time! Everything you need to know about these popular School Day Off programs is on page 21.

Ski and snowboard trips for all ages. Weekends in the woods are just around the bend. Find them on page 19.

Fun for kids and families! Free entertainment, free pictures with Santa! Sleigh rides through the park, with roasted chestnuts to keep you warm. Walk-around characters and so much more that two days is hardly enough! December 4 & 5 at Lake Park. Find out more at www. DPParks.org. The Annual Winter Spectacular. Kick up your heels on page 26.

Park District Board of Commissioners

Donald J. Rosedale President

William J. Yates Vice-President

Jana Bishop Haas Treasurer

James F. Grady Commissioner

Joseph Weber Commissioner

ABOUT THE BOARD The Des Plaines Park District Board of Commissioners is comprised of five elected individuals, each serving a six-year term. The board is responsible for the development of Park District policies, long range planning, and monthly review of Park District Financial and Operations Reports. Board meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month, at 7:00pm in the David L. Markworth Boardroom at the Administrative & Leisure Center. All are welcome, and you are encouraged to attend these public meetings.


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F rom the desk of the Board President November 2010 On behalf of the Board of Commissioners of the Des Plaines Park District I invite you to review the information that is included in this season’s edition of the Spectrum. I hope you will find a program, activity or special event that interests you or a member of your family. During the last several months, the Park District has responded to the economic downturn by offering discounts at all of our facilities through a program called “Recreation Relief”. The Property Tax Levy was increased less than onehalf of one percent over the previous year, even with planned Park Improvements scheduled. West Park was completely renovated this past summer with site improvements that include: a one-half mile walking path, two new ball fields, lighted basketball courts and tennis court, three picnic shelters, bocce ball court, ice skating area and our first 100% handicapped accessible playground, funded in part from a grant from CVS Pharmacies. Our second attempt at Fall Fest at Lake Park was another wonderful success as the Chamber of Commerce and the History Center worked in cooperation with the Park District to offer three days of family activities, live entertainment, carnival, food/drinks and open air market. Lake Park, at the corner of Lee and Howard streets will undergo park improvements in the Spring of 2011 with the help of a grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Site enhancements will include a picnic shelter, walkways, gazebo, and fishing pier. Kylemore Greens Park is in the process of a site renovation with a new playground, landscaping and basketball court. Planned completion is scheduled for Spring of 2011. Chippewa and Iroquois Pools have been in the news in recent months as the future aquatic needs of the community are explored. Both facilities are over 10 years past their expected useful life. On November 3, a Public Forum was held to discuss the building of a brand new, state-of-the-art Chippewa Pool, and in the coming months the community will be invited to give input into the features of the pool through an online questionnaire that will be offered as we move towards the completion of that new neighborhood pool in 2013. The Park Board and staff are proud of the upgrades and improvements that are made within the park system on an annual basis, and attempt to keep recreational program fees as reasonable as possible. Due to the economic concerns facing our residents, the Board continues to monitor ways to cut back on both operational costs as well as capital expenditures. As always, we appreciate your comments, suggestions and ideas.

Donald J. Rosedale President Des Plaines Park District Board of Commissioners


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A Administrative & Leisure Center. ...... 4

Group Fitness Classes....................... 4, 36 E-Z Aerobics; Ultimate Lo Robics ALC Health Club Membership................... 4 Leisure Center Gym................................ 4 Open Basketball............................... 4, 30 Open Gym........................................ 4, 30 Personal Training.............................. 4, 32 Acting and Improv Classes..................... 15

Adult Programs................................ 5-7

Clown Basics...................................... 5 Dance Lessons for Adults............. 24-25 Financial Control of Divorce................. 6 Home Brewing as a Hobby................... 5 Investment Classes............................. 6 Make-Up Lessons............................... 5 Photoshop Elements........................... 6 Quit Smoking..................................... 5 Weight Loss Thru Hypnosis.................. 5 Winter and Spring Trips....................... 7

Affiliated Organizations.....................47 Aquatics/Swimming Lessons.......... 8-9

Aqua Exercise Classes ....................... 9 Artistry in Motion Dance Co................... 24 Art Classes...............................12, 14, 20 Athletics/Sports........................... 39-45

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Babysitting........................................... 32 Ballroom & Swing Dance Lessons.......... 24 Baseball, Softball................................. 42 Basketball.................................. 4, 30, 43 Birthday Parties.................................... 22 Bar None Body Sculpting....................... 33 Bollywood Fitness Classes..................... 33 Buy a Brick Memorial Program................47

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Child Sitting (School Day Off)................. 21 Chili Open Golf Tournament................... 51 Clown Basics for adults............................... 5 Club Casa Café, Restaurant & Sports Bar...... 27 Crafts for Conservation......................... 20 Creative Corners Preschool............. 10 Cultural and Performing Arts..............14-16

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Dance Classes, School of Dance....... 24-25 DP Community Concert Band................ 14 Des Plaines History Center.................... 48 Digital Camera & Photoshop.................... 6 Dog Training/Obedience Classes............. 46 Dream Golf Pro Shop............................ 27 Drum Lessons...................................... 14

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E Early Childhood Classes. ............ 11–13

E-Z Aerobics.......................................... 4

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Facility and Room Rentals..................... 52 Family Trips................................ 7, 19, 20 Fantastic Friday.................................... 18 Father-Daughter Dance......................... 18 Flag Football........................................ 41 Fitness Center, Classes................ 4, 30-38 Fitness for Kids.................................... 20 Fitness Kickboxing................................ 33 Fitness Center (Prairie Lakes)...... 30-38 Friends of the Parks.............................47 Footlighters Theatre Company...... 16 Frisbie Senior Center..................... 49 Fun with Robotics..................................17

G General Information.................. 52-53 Golf Center Des Plaines. .......... 26-27

Driving Range, 9-Hole Course Club Casa Restaurant Dream Golf Pro Shop Glenview Golf Courses GolfTEC Golf Lessons Golf.......................................... 26-27, 51 Group Fitness Classes............... 4, 36 At the Leisure Center and Prairie Lakes Girl’s Basketball................................... 43 Girl’s Softball....................................... 42 Guitar Lessons..................................... 14 Gym............................................... 4, 30

H History Center.................................. 48 Health Club/Leisure Center...................... 4 Home Brewing as a Hobby...................... 5 Hot Shots Sports for Kids...................... 40

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Ice Skating.......................................... 18 Improvisation and Acting Classes........... 15 Indoor Cycling...................................... 38 Indoor Soccer................................ 30, 39 Indoor Swimming................................ 8-9 Investment Classes................................ 6 Irish Dance Lessons............................. 24

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Journey Through Art.............................. 14 Ju-Jitsu: Brazillian; Bully-Safe................. 28 Junior Warriors Basketball..................... 43


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Karate, Shotokan.................................. 28 KidsFirst Sports Programs..................... 41 Kid’s Fitness Classes............................ 20 Kindermusik Classes............................. 13 Kruisin’ Kids (School Day Off Day Trips)..... 21

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School Day Off Programs...................... 21 Skate Team......................................... 18

Leisure Center.................................... 4 Health Club, Open Gym....................... 4 Preschool, Creative Corners............... 10 Teen Center..................................... 23 Legos®(Ages 5-7).................................17 Leisure Lizards (School Day Off)............. 21

Senior Center................................... 49 Soccer: Indoors, Outdoors.......... 30, 39-41 Ski & Snowboard Trips..................... 19 Softball, Girl’s...................................... 42 Spanish Preschool................................ 13 Spanish for Fun.................................... 13 Sports.......................................... 39-45 Sports and Games Nights..................... 18 Sports Tournaments............................. 40 Spybotics (Ages 9-12)...........................17 Strength and Conditioning for Women.... 34 SuperBowl Party/Teen Center................ 23 Swimming Lessons.............................. 8-9

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Lake Park Memorial Pavilion...................47

Magic Class......................................... 18 Make-up Classes.................................... 5 MCYAF, Youth Assistance....................... 23 Meals on Wheels.................................. 49 Memorial Benches................................ 52 Middle School Drop-In.......................... 18 Martial Arts . .................................. 28-29 Shotokan Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Tai Chi, Threshold Martial Arts

M-NASR. ........................................... 50 Maine-Niles Assoc. of Special Recreation

T-Ball.................................................. 40 Tae Kwon Do........................................ 29 Tai Chi, Tai Chi Sword Workshop............ 29 TechnoSaurus Programs (Ages 5-12)......17

Teen Center...................................... 23 Mentor Program, Superbowl Party Tennis at River Trails........................ 44-45 Threshold Martial Arts........................... 28 Tree of Life Memorial Program............... 52 Tumbling, Youth.................................... 41

Musical Theatre Classes........................ 16 Music Lessons..................................... 16

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Paddlesports America............................. 9 Personal Fitness Training................... 4, 32 Piano Lessons...................................... 14 Pilates............................................. 4, 33 Poetry Classes..................................... 16 Polish preschool Classes....................... 12 Polar Express Trip............................. 20

Prairie Lakes Community Center....30-38

Babysitting, Fitness Classes, Group Fitness Classes, Gym, Track Memberships & Daily Fees Personal Fitness Training Racquetball/Walleyball, Volleyball, Yoga

Preschool Classes....................... 10-13 Creative Corners Preschool............. 10

Ultimate Lo Robics................................. 4 Voice Lessons...................................... 14 Volleyball, Indoors at Prairie Lakes......... 30 Volleyball, Boys & Girls.......................... 40

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Walleyball............................................ 30 Water Walking........................................ 9 Wedding & Latin Dance Lessons............ 24 Weight Loss Challenge.......................... 34 Weight Loss Thru Hypnosis...................... 5 Why Weight?........................................ 34

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Yoga, Yoga Fit...................................... 35 Young Artists’ Program.......................... 14 Youth Mentor Program.......................... 23 Youth Sports................................ 39-43

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Zumba Fitness..................................... 34 Zumba, Zumba Gold, Zumba Toning ZumbAtomic, for kids............................ 20

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Racquetball.......................................... 30 Registration Info/Forms............... 54-56 Room Rentals...................................... 52 Rosemont Indoor Pool.......................... 8-9

Photo credits – Lisa Haring: Cover (4); pages 8, 19, 29, 38, 40, 41, 46, 54

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Administrative & Leisure Center 2222 Birch Street

847-391-5700 Health Club Membership Fees

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

Administrative & Leisure Center Hours Administrative Offices Monday–Friday Saturday & Sunday

8:30am–5:00pm Closed

Offices are closed on these holidays:

Thursday, Nov. 25 and Friday Nov. 26 Friday, December 24 Friday, December 31

Leisure Center Winter Hours Weekdays Saturdays Sundays

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

Health Club Winter Hours Weekdays Saturdays Sundays

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

Health Club Holiday Hours:

Thursday, November 25 Closed Friday November 26 7:00am–5:00pm Friday, December 24 7:00am–5:00pm Saturday, December 25 Closed Friday, December 31 7:00am–5:00pm Saturday, January 1 Closed 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 $3 Youth Non–Resident

Open Basketball Fall Hours

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

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Senior $ 95 $ 60 $ 5

Leisure Center Health Club 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: A non–resident individual who works within the Des Plaines Park District. Our co–ed 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 coed whirlpool. Stop by the Park District Leisure Center and find out more! Equipment includes • Recumbent Bike • 2 Upright Bikes • 3 Treadmills • 1 Arc Trainer • Elliptical Cross Training Machine • Multi Gym, with adjustable weights • Free Weight System • Rowing Machine • Abdominal Bench Features • Orientation • Use of gym • Private saunas • Co–ed weight room • Co–ed whirlpool Personal Training Available Call 847-391-5700 for details. _________________________________________ _________________________________________ Lunchtime Pilates At the Leisure Center See a detailed description and the complete list of Pilates on page 33. Min/Max: 8/25 Sue Garcia Fitness, Instructor Leisure Center, Room 114 Session 1, 6 weeks Tuesday, noon–12:45pm 1/4–2/8 R: $51/NR: $64 #4-62980-3 Session 2, 6 weeks Tuesday, noon–12:45pm 2/15–3/29 R: $51/NR: $64 #4-62980-11 Not a group fitness class

Non–Resident $ 190 $ 119 $ 5

Non–Resident Senior $ 140 $ 88 $ 5

Group Fitness Classes at the Leisure Center

An individual who signs up for two or more group fitness classes in the same session receives a $5 discount. 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 Leisure Center, Room 114 10 weeks Monday, 12:30–1:30pm 1/3–3/7 R: $50/NR: $60 #4-62655-1 Wednesday, 12:30–1:30pm 1/5–3/9 R: $50/NR: $60 #4-62655-2 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 Leisure Center, Room 114 10 weeks Monday, 6:30–7:30pm 1/3–3/7 R: $50/NR: $60 #4-62654-1 Thursday, 6:30–7:30pm 1/6–3/10 R: $50/NR: $60 #4-62654-2

–––––– Hectic schedule? –––––– Try out one of our Group Fitness classes! Just pay the daily fee. R: $6/NR: $7

Valid if the class meets its minimum enrollment.

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Adult Programs Make-up Lessons Ages 18+ Join professional make-up artist Marzena Pisarczyk and learn the make-up techniques, tips, and tricks that pros use to make their clients look fabulous for every occasion: work, casual, evening, and special events, plus the latest in make-up styles. During each hands-on 4-hour class you will learn about: • Proper skin care • Make-up musts • The best make-up products available Plus, you will have the opportunity to receive a complementary personalized, professional make-up session! Each class is limited to 10 participants, so sign up early! Min/Max: 5/10 Marzena Pisarczyk, Instructor PLCC, Multi-purpose Room 1 February 5 Straight Eye Make-up In this class you will: • Learn basic make-up do’s and don’t’s. • Learn how to make your eyes look bigger, your nose look smaller, and your skin look younger. • Learn to apply corrective make-up. • Learn what colors you should wear. Try the most popular make-up tricks right on your face! Saturday, February 5 10:00am–2:00pm R: $20/NR: $25 #4-61611-1 February 13 Wedding and Special Occasion Make-up Learn how to: • Properly prepare your skin prior to applying any make-up. • Apply make-up so it lasts all day and night. • Choose the right colors for your skin tone. Sunday, February 13 10:00am–2:00pm R: $20/NR: $25 #4-61611-4 February 19 Photo Make-up Whether it’s a simple family photo, a B/W headshot for your career, or a professional portrait to hang over the mantle, your make-up is critical. Are you ready for your close-up? This class will show you how to look stunning in every shot. Saturday, February 19 1:00–5:00pm R: $20/NR: $25 #4-61611-3 February 27 Fantasy Make-up Come learn the secrets to creating the latest looks in Fantasy make-up: • Amazing rainbow eyes • Halloween party looks, and many other colorful, sparkling styles. Sunday, February 27 10:00am–2:00pm R: $20/NR: $25 #4-61611-2

Clown Basics 18+ Bob “Kiwi” Neil has been clowning since 1972. He has been a clown instructor for over 13 years, having taught at Clown camp in LaCrosse, WI, lectured at Midwest Clown Convention at the World Clown Association in Canada and now he is looking to offer this great class here in Des Plaines. In clown basics you will learn clown history basic make-up techniques, wardrobe, and performance techniques. You will have a chance to perform at a graduation show. If you ever wanted to run away and join the circus this is a chance to get a taste of it. Min/Max: 5/15 Bob Neil, Instructor Prairie Lakes, Prairie Room Thursday, 6:00–7:30pm 1/20–3/10 #461613-1 R: $48/NR: $60 The “ART” of Conservation Ages 18+ (See page 20) Learn how to make everyday household items that we regularly throw away, into useful or decorative objects. Tuesday, 6:00–6:45pm 1/11–3/15 R: $80/NR: $100 #4-61350-2 Written Expressions: Poetry for Adults Ages 18+ (See page 16) 1/13–3/17 Thursday, 6:00–6:45pm #4-61348-2 R: $83/NR: $104

Home Brewing as a Hobby Ages 21+ This interesting and informative 2-hour class is for adults who appreciate a full-flavored beer, and want to learn how to brew their own at home. The course includes: • Discussions about the wide spectrum of beer styles, from the readily available mass produced varieties, to English Brown Ale, to Russian Imperial Stout. • An overview of commercial and home brewing procedures • Safety & sanitation • Hardware • Ingredients • Reading material • Information on local brewers and pubs Participants will leave with all the information required to begin brewing their own great-tasting beer at home. Min/Max: 5/20 Paul Piszkiewicz, Instructor Prairie Lakes, Prairie Room Saturday, February 26 2:00–4:00pm R: $20/NR: $25 #4-61612-1

Weight Loss The Hypnosis Way

Age 18+ Shed those unwanted pounds with the help of hypnosis. Learn how to access your subconscious mind and reprogram the negative input that helped put the weight on with positive input that will assist in getting that weight off. Diana Cooke, Certified Consulting Hypnotherapist, will guide you through a hypnosis session and show you just how easy and empowering self-hypnosis can be. A reinforcement CD is available at the class, for a nominal fee. Note: Please be on time. No admittance once the session has begun. Min/Max: 5/20 Diana Cooke, Instructor Cumberland Terrace Saturday, 10:00am–11:30am 1/29 R: $44/NR: $55 #4-61605-1 Saturday, 10:00am–11:30am 2/19 R: $44/NR: $55 #4-61605-2 Saturday, 10:00am–11:30am 3/12 R: $44/NR: $55 #4-61605-3

Quit Smoking Forever!

Ages 18+ Kick your smoking habit in the butt! These hypnosis sessions are conducted by Certified Consulting Hypnotherapist Diana Cooke, who used hypnosis to quit smoking and wants to share her success with others. Hypnosis works for most people, and is recognized by the AMA as an effective method to stop smoking. All you need is the desire to quit: your subconscious will take care of the rest. Refrain from caffeine intake and using tobacco for three hours before session. A reinforcement CD is available for a nominal fee. Note: Please be on time. No admittance once session has begun. Min/Max: 5/20 Diana Cooke, Instructor Cumberland Terrace R: $44/NR: $55 Saturday, 10:00–11:30am 2/5 R: $44/NR: $55 #4-61607-1 Saturday, 10:00–11:30am 2/12 R: $44/NR: $55 #4-61607-2 3/19 Saturday, 10:00–11:30am R: $44/NR: $55 #4-61607-3

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Adult Programs Gaining Financial Control of Your Divorce This class will provide information on the financial issues of divorce: child support and maintenance, determining living expenses and marital assets; understanding retirement, investment and insurance plans; how to work effectively with your attorney. Min/Max: 5/20 Linda Hess & John Sullivan, Certified Divorce Financial Analysts Prairie Lakes, Multi-purpose Room 1 Saturday, January 22 and January 29 10:00am–noon R: $25/NR:$32 #4-61608-1 Tuesday, February 8 and February 15 7:00–9:00pm R: $25/NR:$32 #4-61608-2 Thursday, March 24 and March 31 1:00–3:00pm R: $25/NR:$32 #4-61608-3

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Hands-On Digital Photography Editing Classes Age 16+ Featuring Adobe Photoshop Elements Members of the Des Plaines Camera Club conduct these photo editing classes with Photoshop Elements software. Classes are for beginning and intermediate users of Photoshop Elements, who want to get the most out of this wonderful software and use digital technology to make better photographic images. This is not a class on how to use your computer. To take this class you must have a Laptop Computer with Adobe Photoshop Elements (6 or 7) already installed and ready to use. You will learn how to maximize the look and appeal of everyday images, and you’ll learn how to optimize photographic images to the level of fine art. Topics include: understanding Photoshop Elements icons; tools; filters; resolution; file size; cropping; coloring; photo restoration; photo collages; converting color images to black and white; image sharpening for maximum print quality. You are encouraged to bring your favorite images on flash drives, memory cards, or CD’s for use in class for assignments and exercises. If you have questions about the basic technical skills required, or want more information about the curriculum, please contact Tom Mulick at: PhotoByTomm@comcast.net Min/Max: 5/25 Tom Mulick, Instructor Arndt Park Tuesday and Thursday 7:00–9:00pm January 4, 6, 11 and 13 R: $50/NR: $62 #4-61609-1

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Investment Classes

with Nancy Reiser Ages 18+ Nancy Reiser is a licensed Financial Advisor for Edward Jones, with an MBA from Northwestern University. She assists individuals in creating and managing their wealth. Her practice focuses on retirement planning, education planning, and women’s specific investing challenges. How to Raise A Money-Smart Child Drop your child off at pre-school or an activity and join us for How to Raise a Money-Smart Child Seminar. Giving your children or grandchildren a primer on money management skills can have a positive effect their entire lives. Invest your time today to benefit your family’s future. During our How to Raise a Money-Smart Child seminar, you’ll learn how to start teaching your child or grandchild about financial goal-setting, self-discipline and the basics of making wise money choices. Min/Max: 5/20 Cumberland Terrace* Wednesday, February 9 9:30–10:30am R: $15/NR: $19 #4-61601-1 Smart Choices in Retirement After years of work, you now have the opportunity to experience the retirement you’ve always wanted. By taking some time now to prepare for life in retirement, you’ll be more likely to enjoy everything you’ve dreamed about. You’ll learn 10 principles to help make your money last with the goal of providing a stable, steady retirement income. That’s one of the best ways we know to help you prepare for the future. Min/Max: 5/20 Cumberland Terrace* Wednesday, March 9 1:00–2:00pm R: $15/NR: $19 #4-61601-2 *Cumberland Terrace: 426 S. Warrington


Adult Trips

Winter Wonderland Trip to Starved Rock, Illinois January 23, 2011 • 7:00am – 7:00pm Registration deadline: January 4 Hiking & Cross Country Skiing • Eagle Watching • Birds of Prey Program Enjoy fascinating programs on the Bald Eagle and Illinois Birds of Prey, presented by the Illinois Audubon Society, followed by a delightful brunch at Starved Rock State Park Lodge. In the afternoon, ski the trails at Mattiessen State Park or hike the trails at Starved Rock State Park. Explore winter snowscapes and enjoy the peaceful beauty of frozen waterfalls that transform these parks in to a true winter wonderland! Brunch is included. Ski rentals are available. Trip departs from and returns to Prairie Lakes Community Center. Min/Max: 18/34 R: $48 / NR: $68 • #4-62501-1 Children age 12 and older are always welcome when accompanied by a guardian. NOTE: You must be able to comfortably walk 1 mile in order to participate in the trip activities. What do people say about our trips and walks? “We have gone to places that I did not even know existed, and have had experiences that were always unique.” Ruth Ufkes

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Save the Date! Spring Adult and Family Getaway Weekend Central Wisconsin Wildlife Discovery Weekend Saturday, May 14 – Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sandhill Cranes

Tours of: The International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, Wisconsin The ICF works worldwide to conserve cranes, and the wetland and grassland on which they depend, and The Necedah National Wildlife Refuge. The NNWF is a mosaic refuge of sledge meadow, savanna and pine-oak forest. Home to the whooping cranes, trumpeter swans, wolves, badgers and more, this is a 440 acre ecosystem managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Accommodations at the Country Inn and Suites, Mavston, Wisconsin. Complete trip details will be available online at www.DPParks.org Visit www.fws.gov/midwest/necedah and www.savingcranes.org for more information.

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Aquatic Programs 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 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

PLEASE NOTE

Registration and instruction for swimming lessons are handled by the Des Plaines Park District. Questions about open swim times and prices should be directed to our friends at the Rosemont Pool.

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Please register for the most appropriate course: descriptions are on page 9. 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 ends one week prior to START dates. Learn to Swim Programs Min/Max: 6/10 Mondays Dolphins 6:30–7:00pm R: $39/NR: $50 Whales 6:30–7:00pm R: $39/NR: $50 Level 1 7:15–8:00pm R: $43/NR: $55 Level 2 7:15–8:00pm R: $43/NR: $55 Level 3 7:15–8:00pm R: $43/NR: $55 Level 4 7:15–8:00pm R: $43/NR: $55 Level 5 6:15–7:00pm R: $43/NR: $55 Level 6 6:15–7:00pm R: $43/NR: $55

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1/12–3/2 Wednesdays Parent/Tot 6:15–6:45pm R: $39/NR: $50 #4-67070-2 Dolphins 6:15–6:45pm #4-67079-2 R: $39/NR: $50 Whales 6:15–6:45pm #4-67078-2 R: $39/NR: $50 Level 1 7:00–7:45pm R: $43/NR: $55 #4-67071-2 Level 2 7:00–7:45pm #4-67072-2 R: $43/NR: $55 Level 3 7:00–7:45pm R: $43/NR: $55 #4-67073-2 Saturdays Parent/Tot 10:30–11:00am R: $39/NR: $50 Dolphins 10:30–11:00am R: $39/NR: $50 Whales 10:30–11:00am R: $39/NR: $50 Level 1 9:30–10:15am R: $43/NR: $55 Level 2 9:30–10:15am R: $43/NR: $55 Level 3 9:30–10:15am R: $43/NR: $55 Level 4 9:30–10:15am R: $43/NR: $55 Adults 11:15–noon R: $46/NR: $59

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Aquatic Programs Learn to Swim Programs Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills Level 1 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 Level 4 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. Level 6 is designed with “menu options” that focus on preparing students to participate in more advanced swimming and diving courses.

Parent/Tot • Ages 6–36 months Basic water adjustment and swimming skills are taught through songs and games. The primary focus of this class is to make your child feel comfortable in the water. Pre-swim • Ages 3–6 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. Dolphins 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. Whales The Whales program is best suited to children who have previous swimming experience and have no fear of the water. Basic swimming skills are incorporated through songs and games. American Red Cross Level 1 skills are introduced. ............................................ Adult Swim Lessons Ages 15+ You’re never too old to learn how to swim! Our patient and helpful staff can eliminate unnecessary fears as they teach the basic strokes. Discover just how relaxing and physically rewarding swimming can be! Min/Max: 6/10 Saturdays, 11:15am–noon 1/15–3/5 Rosemont Pool R: $46/NR: $59 #4-67021-3

Paddlesports America

This course is designed to give the novice canoeist or kayaker the basic safety information needed to have fun on the water. Topics include: Know Your Paddle Craft: Parts of a canoe and kayak; understanding paddle craft characteristics such as basic types, lengths and weights; selecting your paddle for both canoe and kayak. Before You Get Underway: Knowing your paddle craft’s capacity and how to file a float plan; conducting a pre-departure check; dressing for a safe trip; loading gear; paddling with others. Operating Your Boat Safely: How to enter and exit a canoe or kayak safely; securing the paddle craft and sharing the waterways with others; the U. S. Aids to Navigation System (ATONS); learning about local hazards. The Legal Requirements of Boating: Vessel registration, unlawful operation, alcohol and drugs. Life jackets; navigation lights; sound-producing devices and visual distress signals; protection of environment and what to do if in a boating accident. Boating Emergencies, What to Do: Minimizing the risk of drowning, capsizing, swamping or falling overboard; emergency techniques; how to deal with cold water immersion and hypothermia; handling weather emergencies. Min/Max 3/12 • U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Instructors Saturday, February 5, 8:30am–12:30pm • Prairie Lakes, Multi-purpose Room 2 Fee: $25 • #4-05171-1

Water Workouts

Indoors at the Rosemont Pool 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 Rosemont Pool Tuesday, 6:30–7:15pm 1/11–3/1 R: $46/NR: $59 #4-62310-1 Mary Lou Anderson, Instructor Saturday, 8:30–9:15am 1/15–3/5 R: $46/NR:$59 #4-62310-2 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 Rosemont Pool Tuesday, 7:15–8:00pm 1/11–3/1 R: $46/NR: $59 #4-62311-1 * Noodles are available at the Leisure Center for $5 each.

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Early Childhood • Preschool Creative Corners Preschool An Introduction to Scholastic Creativity Ages 3–5 September 7, 2010–May 17, 2011 Graduation Day: May 19, 2011 Creative Corners Preschool is designed to gently prepare your child for future educational encounters. Children will be introduced to the lively, limitless world around them in weekly study units such as colors, shapes, and letters. Art, music, large and small motor skills development, 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, 2010. In order to keep the cost of this class reasonable, we ask that a parent volunteer in the classroom periodically. Parents will provide a snack and drink on their assigned day. Children must be toilet trained. No diapers or pull–ups please!

Terrific 3’s

Heidi Szalajka, Preschool Director Linda Solka, Preschool Assistant Leisure Center, Room 111–113, For all children age 3 Min/Max: 8/22 Monday & Wednesday 9:30am–noon R: $530/NR: $790 #5-64315-1 Tuesday & Thursday 9:30am–noon R: $530/NR: $790 #5-64315-2 Ms. Heidi

Ms. Linda

Fabulous 4’s & 5’s

Margaret Nuscher, Preschool Director Karen Toff, Preschool Assistant Leisure Center, Room 8 For all children ages Ages 4 & 5 Min/Max: 8/24 Monday & Wednesday 9:00am–noon R: $629/NR: $937 #5-64316-1 Tuesday & Thursday 9:00am–noon R: $629/NR: $937 #5-64316-2 Friday* 9:00am–noon Ms. Margaret R: $316/NR: $476 #5-64316-3 *Option to add this day for 4–5 year olds, if they are also registered for a Monday/Wednesday, or Tuesday/Thursday class.

Preschool Afternoon Enrichment Classes Ages 3–5 Monday–Thursday • Noon–2:00pm Details are on page 11

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Early Childhood Classes Budding Artist Club Ages 4–6 For all you morning Pre-school and Kindergarten kids looking to unleash your creative juices, this is the class for you. We will dabble in water colors, pastels and multiple mixed media creations. Please bring a smock to each class. Min/Max: 8/12 Heather Larson, Instructor Leisure Center, Room 115 1/11–3/22 Tuesdays, 11:00–noon R: $72/NR: $89 #4-64094-1 Creative Exploration Ages 2.5–4.5 Expand your child’s imagination while exploring a new adventure each week. Creative movement, art, music, stories, and simple recipes will complete your child’s journey full of wiggles and giggles! Social independence, language and motor skills develop as children learn to follow directions, take turns, and share in a class, without a parent. Please bring a snack and a drink. Min/Max: 8/14 Pattie Kuhn, Liz Cedeno, Instructors Leisure Center, Room 110 and Gym Mondays, 9:30am–noon 1/10–3/21* R: $77/NR: $91 #4-64605-1 *No class 1/17, 2/21 Curious Crawlers & Wild Walkers Parent/Tot Class, Ages 6 months–1 year Let the fun begin in this class. Children will have fun engaging in large motor play through tunnels, slides, balls, and much more. Your child will sing and play with musical instruments while socializing with other children. Meet other parents and learn some enjoyable ways to benefit your child through baby massage and brain development activities. Min/Max: 8/12 Jamie Kemper, Instructor Leisure Center, Room 110 Thursdays, 5:30–6:15pm 1/13–3/24 R: $54/NR: $68 #4-64702-1 Discovering Movement Parent/Tot Class, Ages 2–6 Here’s a class that will develop motor coordination and creativity with the use of balls, scooters, bean bags, and much more! Circle/song time and occasional parachute games spell F-U-N! Parent and child will play together in this semi-structured class. Due to parent participation, younger and older siblings are not allowed. Min/Max: 8/16 Barb White, Instructor Prairie Lakes, North Gym 1/11–3/22 Tuesdays, 9:30–10:15am R: $55/NR: $69 #4-64751-1

Get Up and Go Parent/Tot Class, 10 months–4 years You and your child start the morning with exercises and nursery rhymes. We play games, dance, and bounce on the mats to improve coordination, motor and manipulative skills. Min/Max 8/16 Heather Larson, Instructor West Park Fieldhouse Fridays, 9:30–10:15am 1/14–3/25 R: $55/NR: $69 #4-64504-1 Imagination Station Ages 2.5–4.5 Join us as we pull in for fun with the alphabet, numbers, colors, shapes, and more! We’ll sing songs, play games, create crafts, and read stories at each stop. Children will learn the basics through play and imagination with engineers Miss Patti & Miss Liz. This program will make getting ready for school fun. Please bring a snack and drink. Min/Max: 10/14 Patti Kuhn, Liz Cedeno, Instructors Leisure Center, Room 110 Thursdays, 9:30am–noon 1/13–3/24 R: $96/NR: $119 #4-64110-1 Junior Gym Parent/Tot Class, Ages 2–5 You and your child will spend quality time together enjoying an interactive program that includes, circle time, balance beam, games, free play on the mats, rhythm instruments, bubbles, and more. Your child will grow through songs and visual stimulation. Socialize with other parents and children. Min/Max: 8/12 Heather Larson, Instructor West Park Fieldhouse Wed., 1:00–2:00pm 1/12–3/23 R: $55/NR: $69 #4-64502-1 Kid’s FUN Club Ages 2.5–4.5 Hey kids! Come and enjoy your first school experience with Miss Kathi and Miss Kayla. You will sing songs, listen to stories, participate in finger play rhymes, make a variety of projects, and have time for creative/dramatic play in our preschool class. Please bring a snack and a drink. Min/Max: 10/12 Kathi Pasler and Kayla Pasler, Instructors Leisure Center, Room 110 Wednesdays, 9:30am–noon 1/12–3/23 R: $96/NR: $119 #4-64082-2

Early Childhood Program Guidelines We strive to provide a wide variety of interesting, and educational programs for children of all ages. We welcome your questions, comments and suggestions for new classes. To ensure the quality of our programs, we ask that you follow these simple guidelines: • 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 suggested that participants wear old clothes or bring a smock. Please register early. Class cancellations are always determined one week prior to the start of each class.

Preschool Afternoon Enrichment Classes

Ages 3–5 years September 2010–May 2011 If 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 do welcome students already registered for the morning Creative Corners! Please bring a snack and a drink to class each day. Min/Max: 8/20 Creative Corners Preschool Teachers Leisure Center: Rooms 8, 111 & 113 Ages 3–5 years September 2010–May 2011 Mondays Noon–2:00pm R: $233/NR: $347 #5-64318-1 Tuesdays Noon–2:00pm R: $233/NR: $347 #5-64318-2 Wednesdays Noon–2:00pm R: $233/NR: $347 #5-64318-3 Thursdays Noon–2:00pm R: $233/NR: $347 #5-64318-4

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Early Childhood Classes Kitchen Chemistry Ages 3–6 Put on your aprons and join us for some fun concoctions and silly recipes. We’ll make crazy creations: some edible, some not. All are non-toxic and made with ingredients found in everyone’s kitchen. Bring a medium non-breakable mixing bowl, your apron, a snack and a drink, and get ready to mix up some fun. This is a great class for PM Kindergartners, too! Min/Max: 8/12 Liz Cedeno, Instructor Prairie Lakes, Kitchen and MV 1 Fridays, 9:30–11:00am 1/14–3/25 R: $68/NR: $85 #4-64421-1 Music Makers Parent/Tot Class, 18 months–5 years Come march to the beat of your own drum! This semi-structured class will include songs, musical instruments, and lots of FUN! Great for little ones who can’t sit still when they hear the beat. Min/Max: 8/15 Heather Larson, Instructor Prairie Lakes, Prairie Room Fridays, 10:45–11:30am 1/14–3/25 R: $55/NR: $69 #4-64062-1 My Little Cruiser Parent/Tot Class, Ages 1–2 This class is great for your active toddler. Kids will develop large motor skills by using parachute activities, balls, toys, and slides. We will use our muscles while dancing, and have fun singing. Time will be allotted for social free play. Baby massage and brain gym activities will be included. Meet new friends for you and your child! Min/Max: 8/12 Jamie Kemper, Instructor Leisure Center, Room, 110 Thursdays, 6:20–7:05pm 1/13–3/24 R: $55/NR: $69 #4-64704-1

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Polish Preschool Song & Dance Ages 3–5 This is a class especially designed for Polish citizens who live in the US and still want their kids to learn all the songs, games, and dances that they would normally learn if they were in Poland. Min/Max: 6/12 Marzena Pisarczyk, Instructor Prairie Lakes, Prairie Room Now we have 2 classes to choose from! Thursday, 10:45–11:45am 1/13–3/24 #4-64503-1 R: $79/NR: $99 Thursday, noon–1:00pm 1/13–3/24 R: $79/NR: $99 #4-64503-2

Sharing is Caring Parent/Tot Class, 10 months–3 years This class provides lots of free time for parents and children to interact in a fun, non-structured environment. Class includes circle time with songs and occasional crafts. A wonderful class for siblings who fit the age requirement. Please bring a smock. Min/Max: 8/15 Heather Larson, Instructor Arndt Park Fieldhouse Wednesdays, 9:30–11:00am 1/12–3/23 R: $55/NR: $69 #4-64041-1 Time Out for FUN Ages 3–5 Get ready for big boy and girl preschool in Miss Kathi’s and Miss Kayla’s exciting class! Each week we will explore something new: painting, shapes, ABC’s, movement, cooking, and more. Every class will include story time, songs, fun projects, learning games (phone numbers and addresses), as well as creative/dramatic play. Pack a snack and a drink, and come join us! Min/Max: 10/16 Kathi Pasler and Kayla Pasler, Instructors Leisure Center, Room 110 Wednesdays, Noon–2:30pm 1/12–3/23 #4-64071-2 R: $96/NR: $119 Toddler Art Parent/Tot Class, Ages 2–5 Here is the perfect opportunity for you and your child to make creative art projects together, using a variety of materials. Join us for a great time! Please bring a smock to each class. Min/Max: 8/12 Heather Larson, Instructor Leisure Center, Room 115 Tuesdays, 9:30–10:30am 1/11–3/22 R: $72/NR: $89 #4-64093-1


Early Childhood Classes

Kindermusik Our Time Parent/Tot Class, 18 months–3 years Make everyday home activities and chores easier and more fun with music! Cook and sing to the “Muffin Man”; dust and clean to the original song “In My House”; get ready to wash clothes to the delightful poem “Washing Machine.” Baking cookies eating cupcakes, blowing on hot cross buns, wiggling like jelly, going grocery shopping and making tea are all represented in familiar as well as new songs. Move, play and sing together in developmentally appropriate activities created just for 18 months–3 year olds. Capture the familiar and new moments of the day and learn how music can impact your toddler. Note: Materials are required for this program, can be purchased from instructor for fee of $60, includes 2 Home CD’s, 2 literature Books, Home Activity Book and Carrying Case. Min/Max: 8/12 Kindermusik, Instructor Prairie Lakes, Prairie Room Session 1 Monday, 10:15–11:00am 1/10–2/21 R: $85/NR: $107 #4-64064-1 1/11–2/22 Tuesday, 6:30–7:15pm #4-64064-2 R: $85/NR: $107 Saturday, 10:15–11:00am 1/8–2/26 R: $85/NR: $107 #4-64064-3 Session 2 Monday, 10:15–11:00am 2/28-4/18* *No Class 3/28 #4-64064-4 R: $85/NR: $107 3/1–4/19* Tuesday, 6:30–7:15pm *No Class 3/29 #4-64064-5 R: $85/NR: $107 Saturday, 10:15–11:00am 3/5-4/23* *No Class 4/2 #4-64064-6 R: $85/NR: $107

Kindermusik Village Parent/Tot Class, Birth–18 months Research shows that more you expose your baby to nursery rhymes and songs the stronger those emerging language-learning skills will be. That’s why these Mother Goose-like stories and rhymes are the main theme of this class. Plus, you’ll develop research proven communication strategies with your child through listening activities, speaking “parentese,” and sign language. Note: Materials are required for this program, can be purchased from instructor for fee of $75, includes 2 Home CD’s, 2 Literature Books and 4 Banners and 2 Instruments. Min/Max: 8/12 Kindermusik, Instructor Prairie Lakes, Prairie Room Session I Monday, 9:15–10:00am 1/10–2/21 R: $90/NR: $112 #4-64061-1 Tuesday, 5:30–6:15pm 1/11–2/22 R: $90/NR: $112 #4-64061-2 Saturday, 9:15–10:00am 1/8–2/26 R: $90/NR: $112 #4-64061-3 Session 2 Monday, 9:15–10:00am 2/28–4/18* *No Class 3/28 #4-64061-4 R: $90/NR: $112 3/1–4/19* Tuesday, 5:30–6:15pm *No Class 3/29 R: $90/NR: $112 #4-64061-5 3/5-4/23* Saturday, 9:15–10:00am *No Class 4/2 #4-64061-6 R: $90/NR: $112

Spanish Preschool Ages 3–5 Give your child the opportunity to learn a second language at a young age. At the 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 Leisure Center, Room 110 Saturday, 10:30am–12:30pm 1/8–3/19 #4-64505-1 R: $96/NR: $119 Spanish for Fun! Ages 6–10 Join the Spanish class and get ready to learn a second language, our curriculum consists of five domains: Socialization, language (spoken and written), Environment Discovery (math-science), Motor Skills fine-gross Physical Education/ Dance, Creative Arts/music art, All activities are fun and age appropriate. Min/Max: 8/12 Laura Meza, Instructor Leisure Center, Room 110 1/8–3/19 Saturday, 9:00–10:30am #4-64505-2 R: $66/NR: $77

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Cultural & Performing Arts Des Plaines Park District

Community Concert Band Sunday Concerts

at the beautiful Prairie Lakes Theater 2010–2011 Season December 5 March 20 May 22 All concerts begin at 3:00pm Tickets at the door. Adults $5 • Seniors and Students $3 Family $12 (2 Adults, 1 or 2 children) Under age 6 Free

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: www.desplainesconcertband.org, or email: desplainesband@gmail.com.

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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.

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Drum Lessons • Ages 7+ 10–week session One–on–one private drum lessons for all levels. Each lesson is designed for the individual student; all styles, including rock, jazz, funk, and blues, are taught. Weekly lessons are 25 minutes each. Mr. Corrao will contact you to set up your lesson time. Min/Max: 1/12 Tom Corrao, Instructor Prairie Lakes, Music Room Fridays, 3:00–9:00pm 1/14–3/18 R: $225/NR: $281 #4-61341-1

Piano Lessons • Ages 5+ 10–week session 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 Prairie Lakes, Music Room Saturdays 1/15–3/19 Lessons times from 10:30am–4:00pm R: $198/NR: $248 #4-61346-1

Guitar Lessons • Ages 7+ Learn guitar basics, including chords, songs, scales, time signatures, and how to read notes. Private lessons are 30 minutes and each lesson is designed for the individual student. Beginners to advanced levels, children and adults are welcome. Styles include rock, alternative, blues, folk, jazz, and classical. The instructor will contact you to set up your lesson time. Guitar rentals are available. Please call for more information. Min/Max: 1/13 Ultimate School of Guitar, Instructor 10-week session R: $220/NR: $275 Tuesdays, Prairie Lakes, Music Room Lessons times from 3:00–9:00pm 1/11–3/15 #4-61342-1 Wednesdays, Prairie Lakes, Music Room Lessons times from 3:00–9:00pm 1/12–3/16 #4-61342-2 Saturdays, Prairie Lakes, Meeting Room 1 Lessons times from 10:00am–2:00pm 1/15–3/19 #4-61342-3

Voice Lessons • Ages 5+ 10–week session 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 Prairie Lakes, Music Room Saturdays 1/15–3/19 Lessons times from 10:30am–4:00pm R: $198/NR: $248 #4-61343-1

Journey Through Art

Ages 7–14 Come and explore many new forms of artistic expression using a wide variety of materials. Each project is unique and exciting, with endless possibilities. Let your imagination soar and you’ll be surprised (and impressed!) as you create interesting and beautiful works of art. Min/Max: 8/12 Janet Thompson, Instructor Prairie Lakes, Art Room Ages 7–10 Monday, 4:30–5:45pm 1/10–3/14 R: $88/NR: $110 #4-61345-1 Ages 11–14 Monday, 6:00–7:30pm 1/10–3/14 R: $90/NR: $112 #4-61345-2

Young Artists’ Program

Ages 7–14 Does your child love to draw and paint all day? This class will give your child the tools he/she needs to excel in the art world. Basics are taught and creativity is encouraged, so that a young artist can grow into their ability. This is an on–going class that encompasses many levels of skills. Bring a spiral bound sketchbook to the first class. Min/Max: 5/12 Janet Thompson, Instructor Prairie Lakes, Art Room Ages 7–10 Wednesday, 4:30–5:45pm 1/12–3/16 R: $88/NR: $110 #4-61344-1 Ages 11–14 Wednesday, 6:00–7:30pm 1/12–3/16 R: $90/NR: $112 #4-61344-2


Cultural & Performing Arts The Art of Improv & Acting

10 Weeks • January 11 – March 20 Play On Ltd, Instructors Prairie Lakes, Meeting Rooms 1 & 2 • Min/Max: 6/30 Improv Ages 5+ Develop the fundamental skills used in improv comedy such as quick-thinking, working with an ensemble and character creation through theater games and improvisational scenes. Learn to take suggestions from the audience and act in the style of “Whose Line is it, Anyway.” This (or Sketch) is a prerequisite for joining the Comedy Team (coming this winter) and is recommended in conjunction with Sketch Comedy. Ages 5–7 Tuesdays, 4:30–5:15pm 1/11–3/15 R: $90/NR: $112 #4-51061-1 Ages 8–10 Tuesdays, 4:30–5:15pm 1/11–3/15 R: $90/NR: $112 #4-51061-2 Ages 11–13 Thursdays, 7:00–8:00pm 1/13–3/17 R: $95/NR: $119 #4-51061-3 Ages 14+ Thursdays, 7:00–8:00pm 1/13–3/17 #4-51061-4 R: $95/NR: $119 Acting Ages 11+ Learn to approach to a script in an exciting, clear and positive manner. Creating a role and preparing for a performance are taught through scenes or monologue work. Recommended in conjunction with Technique. Ages 11–13 Tuesdays, 8:00–9:00pm 1/11–3/15 R: $95/NR: $119 #4-51062-1 Ages 14+ Tuesdays, 8:00–9:00pm 1/11–3/15 R: $95/NR: $119 #4-51062-2 Sketch Comedy Ages 5+ Develop original comedy scenes in the style of Saturday Night Live. Improv and writing skills are taught as students express themselves through their creations. This (or Improv) is a prerequisite for joining the Comedy Team (coming this winter) and is recommended in conjunction with Improv. Ages 5–7 Tuesdays, 5:15–6:30pm 1/11–3/15 R: $90/NR: $112 #4-51063-1 Ages 8–10 Tuesdays, 5:15–6:30pm 1/11–3/15 R: $90/NR: $112 #4-51063-2 Ages 11–13 Thursdays, 8:00–9:00pm 1/13–3/17 R: $95/NR: $119 #4-51063-3 Ages 14+ Thursdays, 8:00–9:00pm 1/13–3/17 R: $95/NR: $119 #4-51063-4

Technique Ages 11+ The actor’s body and voice are their instruments; learn to use them in this class, which covers a range of movement and vocal techniques used in the craft of acting. Recommended in conjunction with Acting. Ages 11–13 Tuesdays, 7:00–8:00pm 1/11–3/15 R: $95/NR: $119 #4-51064-1 Ages 14+ Tuesdays, 7:00–8:00pm 1/11–3/15 R: $95/NR: $119 #4-51064-2 Play on Classics Ages 5+ Shakespeare and other classics are explored in fun, easily accessible ways for all ages. Younger classes work on such scripts as Winnie the Pooh’s Shakespeare, while older classes may discover A Midsummer Night’s Dream or The Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged (a high-speed roller-coaster type condensation of all of Shakespeare’s plays). Ages 5–7 Sundays, 1:00–1:45pm 1/16–3/20 R: $90/NR: $112 #4-51065-1 Ages 8–10 Sundays, 1:00–1:45pm 1/16–3/20 R: $90/NR: $112 #4-51065-2 Ages 11–13 Sundays, 2:00–3:00pm 1/16–3/20 R: $95/NR: $119 #4-51065-3 Ages 14+ Sundays, 2:00–3:00pm 1/16–3/20 R: $95/NR: $119 #4-51065-4 Play on Theatre Ages 5+ Just for fun! Play theatre games and discover the world of theatre through creative drama and improv based exercises. Fun for all ages as your first theatrical experience in the Play On style or for the more experienced student looking to have a great time. Ages 5–7 Thursdays, 5:15–6:30pm 1/13–3/17 R: $90/NR: $112 #4-51066-1 Ages 8–10 Thursdays, 5:15–6:30pm 1/13–3/17 R: $90/NR: $112 #4-51066-2 Ages 11–13 Sundays, 3:00–4:00pm 1/16–3/20 R: $95/NR: $119 #4-51066-3 Ages 14+ Sundays, 3:00–4:00pm 1/16–3/20 R: $95/NR: $119 #4-51066-4

Pre-Prov Ages 3–4 Unleash your imagination with fun creative dramatic games, songs and explorations. Using stories and fun tools such as puppets, masks and dress up clothes, our youngest actor friends will have a theatrically great time while building self confidence. Tuesdays, 10:30–11:15am 1/11–3/15 R: $90/NR: $112 #4-51067-1 Parent-Child Pre-Prov Ages 18 months–3 years Parents enjoy some creative time with your little ones, who will be laughing along with fun exercises including silly songs, colorful story play and creative drama tools like puppets, scarves and masks. Tuesdays, 9:30–10:15am 1/11–3/15 R: $50/NR: $75 Per person #4-51067-2

About Play On Ltd. Join us as we enter the world of laughter and learning. These educators include Second City Faculty and Creative Dramatics specialists. Programs focus on the development of the student as individual and artist. Games are improv based, and the exercises build self-confidence, public speaking and teamwork. Each program culminates in an exciting demonstration in the beautiful Prairie Lakes Theater. Drama club performances are a combination of children’s literature with creative drama games. www.playonltd.com) Josh Andrews is a theatre artist who has taught for the Improv Playhouse, Pegasus Players and The Second City, as well as numerous schools in the Chicagoland area. He attended the BFA Actor Training Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and is a graduate of the Second City improv program. Lisa Bany-Winters is an author of four books including the award-winning On Stage: Theatre Games and Activities for Kids, Show Time: Music, Dance and Drama Activities, and Funny Bones: Comedy Activities for Kids. She is a faculty member of The Second City and Improv Playhouse, and a graduate of Columbia College.

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Poetry Classes Rhyme Time: Poetry for Kids Ages 7–11 Beginners class to Written Expressions. Learn how to put words together to convey a feeling and emotion. Develop rhyming skills, personification and symbolism skills. Each class will have a theme and we will learn how to rhyme, pick topics and brainstorm words that go with our topic. A poetry book will be created along with a poetry reading held at the end. This is a great way for children to learn how to express themselves using words and unlock their creativity. Min/Max: 6/15 Karen Ramos, Instructor Prairie Lakes, Art Room Thursday, 4:00–4:45pm 1/13–3/17 R: $83/NR: $104 #4-61347-1 Written Expressions: Poetry for Teens & Adults Ages 12+ Wordsworth defined poetry as, “the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings.” Poetry is an art form that is abstract, yet direct. In this class we will learn how to mold ideas, feelings and thoughts into written verses. It is a great way to clear the mind and express inner emotions. The classes will be themed; this will help create a flow of ideas, but the poetry created is not limited to these themes. The final products will be words on a page that create a sensation. It will be an empowering experience. At the end of the class a poetry reading will be held for those who choose to participate and share their favorite poem or poems. Min/Max: 6/15 Karen Ramos, Instructor Prairie Lakes, Art Room Ages 12–17 Thursday, 5:00–5:45pm 1/13–3/17 R: $83/NR: $104 #4-61348-1 Ages 18+ Thursday, 6:00–6:45pm 1/13–3/17 R: $83/NR: $104 #4-61348-2

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Musical Theatre Prairie Lakes, MV 1, 2 & 3 Min/Max: 6/30 Musical Theater 1 for Kids Ages 6–9 JUNGLE BOOK Explore dance choreography, vocal technique, and how to portray a character. Become a triple threat through warmups, group activities, theater games and performance. Session ends with Showcase performance. Min/Max: 6/30 Wednesday, 4:30–5:15pm 1/12–3/16 R: $90/NR: $112 #4-51060-1 Musical Theater 1 for Kids/Teens Ages 10–14 CINDERELLA Explore dance choreography, vocal technique and how to portray a character. Become a triple threat through warmups, group activities, theater games and performance. Session ends with Showcase performance. Min/Max: 6/30 Wednesday, 5:30–6:30pm 1/12–3/16 R: $95/NR: $119 #4-51060-2 Musical Theater 2 for Teens Ages 12–18 BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Explore solos, duets, small group scenes, and large ensemble numbers from a variety of genres. Session ends with Showcase performance. Min/Max: 6/30 Wednesday, 6:45–8:00pm 1/12–3/16 R: $100/NR: $125 #4-51060-3

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown The Musical – Theatre in the Round Based on the Comic Strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz

Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner Directed by Michael McGuire Get up close and personal with your favorite characters, Charlie, Linus, Lucy, Snoopy, and the whole gang. This musical will be performed in a popular and intimate setting, theatre-in-the-round. For the first time ever, 120 seats will surround the actors on the Prairie Lakes Theater stage, while you share in the delight with family and friends. Join us this holiday season, for You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Overflowing with upbeat broadway songs, delightful characters, and a truly joyful spirit, this is the perfect treat for the entire family. Performances Fridays & Saturdays at 7:00pm Sundays at 2:00pm Friday, Nov. 12 – Sunday, Nov. 21 Friday, Dec. 3 – Saturday, Dec. 4 All Tickets: $10.00 On sale now at the Prairie Lakes Community Center 847-391-5711 For more information, visit DPParks.org


Fun for Kids Ages 5–12 TechnoTops for Tots

Little Masters Engineering with LEGOs® Ages 5–7 Children just love to ‘build and break’, and that is how they amass creative energy. Working with LEGO® Education Kits, under guidance, they make working models of simple machines to learn some of the basic concepts of engineering and science. Hands-on activity develops an overall understanding of how things work, fires the imagination to further investigate and experiment, and boosts creativity. Working together in teams of two also nurtures their social skills. Min/Max: 8/16 technoSaurus, Instructor Session 1, 6 weeks Monday, 4:00–4:45pm 1/10–2/14 Prairie Lakes, MV1 R: $99/NR: $124 #4-55308-1 Session 2, 6 weeks Monday, 4:00–4:45pm 2/21–3/28 Prairie Lakes, MV1 R: $99/NR: $124 #4-55308-2 Fun Robotics Ages 6–8 The concepts of programming are best learned in a fun environment that encourages exploration. In this class, children work a friendly robot to learn programming in LOGO language and take on its challenging concepts. They will program the robot to perform a variety of tasks, including drawing geometric figures, and playing music for the class. Min/Max: 6/12 technoSaurus, Instructor Prairie Lakes, MV1 6 weeks Monday, 5:00–6:00pm 1/10–2/14 R: $99/NR: $124 #4-55307-1

Digital Movie with Animation Ages 8–11 Movie making is an art-form which brings together a variety of talents and skills. In this popular class, participants choose a theme for their movies and develop the plot. They set up their studios with LEGO pieces and props, create an animated movie, edit, add a title and special effects, then burn it to a CD to take home. Working in small groups, with technical equipment, children hone their social skills and learn to appreciate the value of team work. Children are encouraged to bring LEGO toys and other props that they might need to make their animated movie. Min/Max: 8/16 technoSaurus, Instructor 6 weeks Monday, 5:00–6:00pm 2/21–3/28 Prairie Lakes, MV1 R: $103/NR: $129 #4-55310-1 Spybotics: Spies ‘R’ Us Ages 9–12 This is where the intriguing journey into the world of undercover agents, high-tech robots and secret missions begins. Working in teams of two, with knocked–down LEGO® robotic kits, children assemble ‘robotic mission-vehicles’, following the step-by-step instructions on a laptop computer. After putting together and testing your spybots (robotic machines), you will obtain mission briefings from the S.M.A.R.T Headquarters for executing the secret missions. Using the remote maneuver and control system, you will race against time and guide your spybot to accomplish the missions. Each team of two spies is provided one laptop computer and one complete robotic kit for the missions. Min/Max: 6/12 technoSaurus, Instructor 6 weeks Monday, 6:15–7:15pm 2/21–3/28 Prairie Lakes, Prairie Room #4-55309-1 R: $99/NR: $124

Ages 6–8 Launch your child in to the world of technology through this “hands –on” discovery class with its focus on social, emotional, cognitive development. The program enables learning by interacting with the computer and participation and discussion in this personalized class. Children will develop and refine skills in language arts and reading readiness, math readiness, problem solving, and have great fun too. Min/Max: 6/12 technoSaurus, Instructor Session 1, 6 weeks Ages 3–4 Monday, 2:30–3:00pm 1/10–2/14 Prairie Lakes, MV1 R: $79/NR: $99 #4-55311-1 Ages 4–5 Monday, 3:15–3:45pm 1/10–2/14 Prairie Lakes, MV1 R: $79/NR: $99 #4-55311-2 Session 2, 6 weeks Ages 3–4 Monday, 2:30–3:00pm 2/21–3/28 Prairie Lakes, MV1 R: $79/NR: $99 #4-55311-3 Ages 4–5 2/21–3/28 Monday, 2:30–3:00pm Prairie Lakes, MV1 #4-55311-4 R: $79/NR: $99 Engineering Geniuses with LEGOs® Ages 8–12 Constructing working models of basic machines with LEGOs® Education Sets provides understanding of some of the fundamental concepts of engineering, without the overload of technical jargon. The participants apply then learning about structures, levers, pulleys and gears for problem solving by progressively investigating and exploring of simple mechanical and motorized machines. They are encouraged to deploy their ingenuity and creativity by a friendly and competitive environment. Min/Max: 6/12 technoSaurus, Instructor 6 weeks 1/10–2/14 Monday, 6:15–7:15pm Prairie Lakes, MV1 #4-55312-1 R: $99/NR: $124

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Fun for Kids & Families

Ice Skating in the Parks Open Skating Bluett Park, 1408 E. Thayer Street Cornell Park, Stratford & State Streets Lake Park, 1015 Howard Avenue West Park, 651 S. Wolf Road Warming Shelters West Park and Lake Park Shelter Hours: 4:00pm–8:00pm Monday–Friday Noon–8:00pm Saturdays & Sundays Shelter Holiday Hours: Noon–8:00pm 12/20–12/31 Noon–5:00pm 12/24 & 12/31 Closed Christmas Day & New Years Day. All hours subject to ice and weather conditions. For updated information, please call the hotline at 847-391-5705, Option #4, or visit www.DPParks.org.

Skate Team Des Plaines 2011 Open to skateboarders and in–line skaters of all abilities, in grades 3–12. The annual fee includes Skate Team 2011 T–shirt, and entry into two skate competitions in May and September. FA Skates, a skate shop in Mt. Prospect, is a sponsor of the team and offers discounts at the store and prizes throughout the year. Additionally, the skate team offers monthly trips to other local skate parks ($5 per trip), as well as long distance road trips, with indoor park offerings during the winter months ($75 per overnight trip). Highlights include a trip to Kettering Ohio’s DC Plaza in the summer and an overnight skate session at KRUSH indoor skate park during November. Team members receive a $3 discount for Late Night in the Park during the summer and fall at Mountain View. More information and a team schedule is on the web: www.DPParks.org, or call 847-391-5700. Ron Lewis, Program Coordinator R: $50/NR: $75 #4-75501-1 Membership is valid through 12/31/11

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Fantastic Friday Grades K–6 • Ages 5–12 Let’s go out on Friday night! 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: $10/NR: $13 per event December 3 #3-55331-2 January 21 #4-55331-1 February 11 #4-55331-2 March 11 #4-55331-3 April 15 #5-55331-1 Father and Daughter Royal Ball Ages 4–14 “Here Ye, Here Ye!” All are invited to join us for an enchanted journey, where our royal guests will enjoy an evening of dinner, dancing, games, music and a photo, which you can cherish forever. Our Royal Ball is always a magical event, where everyone floats on air, and all of your dreams come true. Be sure to sign up soon, because you truly won’t want to miss this royal celebration. This year, our guests will also enjoy a special performance by the exciting Artistry in Motion Dance Company. Min/Max: 30/100 Saturday, February 12 • 5:30–8:30pm Leisure Center, Royal Ballroom R: $21/NR: $26 #4-55851-1 (per person, for the first 2 family members) R: $16/NR: $20 (per additional child) 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 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 Prairie Lakes, Meeting Room 2 5:00–5:55pm Friday, February 18 R: $17/NR: $22 #4-55402-1

Middle School Drop-In at Prairie Lakes Community Center Grades 6–8 Join your friends for an unforgettable Saturday night, full of social and recreational activities. Events may include: dodgeball, basketball, volleyball, music and dancing, karaoke, guitar hero, video games, ping pong, racquetball, walleyball, board games, and special events. Or, just hang out and talk. It’s your night, do what you want! Each Drop-In will feature different tournaments. Pizza and pop are always available for sale, but no outside food or beverages are permitted. Ron Lewis, Program Coordinator Participants will not be dismissed prior to 9:00pm without permission of a parent or guardian. 6:00–9:00pm $7.00 at the door December 4 • January 22 February 12 • March 12 Annual Youth New Year’s Eve Overnighter at the Leisure Center Grades 1–8 Join us for our popular annual youth lock-in and ring in 2011 with your friends at the Leisure Center. New Year’s Eve activities feature gym sports and games, arts and crafts, board games, movies and game room, plus a New Year’s party complete with dinner and a balloon drop! Breakfast the following morning is included. Everything is staff supervised, safe, and fun! Register 48 hours in advance to avoid a $5 late fee. Ron Lewis, Program Coordinator Friday, December 31, 2010, 5:00pm through Saturday, January 1, 2011, 9:00am R: $38/NR: $48 #3-55331-5 Sports and Games Night at the Leisure Center Grades 5–8 Come join us for a fun-filled evening of sports and games (including use of the game room) at the Leisure Center. We will have different tournaments each night including dodgeball, basketball, flag football, floor hockey and wiffleball. Please wear gym shoes. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase. Ron Lewis, Program Coordinator Leisure Center Gym Select Saturdays 5:00–9:00pm January 8 • February 5 • March 5 Admission: $7.00 at the door


Ski & Snowboard Trips Youth Ski & Snowboard Trips Grades 1–12 Lift fees include lift tickets only. Rental fee includes lift ticket and equipment rental. Free beginner lessons, if desired, are included on all trips. Detailed trip information packets are available on our website: www.DPParks.org. Registration must be made 48 hours in advance. Late registration, if room allows, will be taken in person at the Leisure Center for a $10 late fee. All trips depart from and return to the Leisure Center. Min/Max: 20/50 Sunday, December 5 8:00am–7:00pm Chestnut Mountain, Galena, IL Lift Only R: $53/NR: $66 #3-55901-1 Lift & Rental R: $68/NR: $85 #3-55901-2 Sunday, December 19 1:30pm–8:30pm Alpine Valley Resort, East Troy, WI Lift Only R: $53/NR: $66 #3-55902-1 Lift & Rental R: $68/NR: $85 #3-55902-2 Sunday, December 26 8:00am–4:00pm Wilmot Mountain, Wilmot, WI Lift Only R: $53/NR: $66 #3-55903-1 Lift & Rental R: $68/NR: $85 #3-55903-2 Sunday, January 9 9:00am–7:00pm Tyrol Basin, Mt. Horeb, WI Lift Only R: $53/NR: $66 #4-55901-1 Lift & Rental R: $68/NR: $85 #4-55901-2 Friday, January 28 4:00pm–midnight Alpine Valley Resort, East Troy, WI Lift Only R: $53/NR: $66 #4-55902-1 Lift & Rental R: $68/NR: $85 #4-55902-2 Sunday, February 13 1:00pm–8:30pm Alpine Valley Resort, East Troy, WI Lift Only R: $53/NR: $66 #4-55903-1 Lift & Rental R: $68/NR: $85 #4-55903-2

Youth Ski & Snowboard Weekend Trip U-Nah-Li-Ya and Ski Brule Friday, February 25 – Sunday, February 27 Grades 4–12 Join us for a weekend of sports fun at the very popular Ski Brule Snow Resort. Comfortable bunk bed lodging is provided in heated, modern, wood cabins at the YMCA Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya, north of Green Bay, WI. The highlight of the weekend is a day of skiing or snowboarding at Ski Brule. beginning with a Saturday breakfast buffet. Lunch is included, as well as an all-you-caneat BBQ dinner buffet in the Homestead Lodge. Trip includes two nights lodging, six meals, transportation, facility use with programming options, and Ski Brule lift ticket. A trip information packet, complete with packing list, is available on our website: desplainesparks.org. Registration is required, and closes one week in advance. Min/Max: 20/50 Ron Lewis, Program Coordinator Friday, 4:00pm – Sunday, 6:00pm Trip departs from and returns to the ALC. $165 #4-55904-1 To include rental and/or lessons, please add these prices and codes to your registration. Ski or Snowboard rental $25 #4-55904-2 Ski or Snowboard lessons $20 #4-55904-3

Family Ski & Snowboard Weekend Trip U-Nah-Li-Ya and Ski Brule

Friday, January 14 – Sunday, January 16 No resort has a longer ski and snowboard season than Ski Brule, and the conditions are just the best! Families are invited to join us for a weekend of quality recreational time, snow sports, and fun. Lodging is provided in heated, wood cabins with bunk beds at YMCA Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya, in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The highlight of the weekend is a day of skiing or snowboarding at Ski Brule. We begin with a breakfast buffet at Ski Brule. Lunch is included, as well as an all-you-can-eat BBQ dinner buffet in the Homestead Lodge. After some outdoor tubing fun, we head back to the Y camp to relax. The trip includes two nights lodging, six meals, transportation, facility use with programming options, and Ski Brule lift ticket. A trip information packet, with packing list, is available on our website: www.DPParks.org. Participants 17 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult. Registration is required, and closes one week in advance. Note: These prices DO NOT include the cost of equipment rental. Min/Max: 20/50 Ron Lewis, Program Coordinator Friday, 4:00pm – Sunday, 6:00pm Trip departs from and returns to the Leisure Center (2222 Birch Street) Adult (18 and older) #4-55905-1 R: $175 Ages 13–17 $160 #4-55905-2 Ages 5–12 $120 #4-55905-3 To include rental and/or lessons, please add these prices and codes to your registration. Ski or Snowboard rental $25 #4-55905-4 Ski or Snowboard lessons $20 #4-55905-5

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Fun for Kids & Families Fitness Classes for Kids Ages 3–12 ––––––––– Fit Kids –––––––––

Ages 3–7 This fun, 45-minute class is for preschool kids who have a lot of energy and creativity. Miss Marzena alternates activity games, exercises and song-games to keep every student focused. Min/Max: 6/10 Marzena Pisarczyk, Instructor Prairie Lakes, South Gym Session 1, 4 weeks Tuesday, 10:00–10:45am 1/11–2/1 #4-62653-1 R: $24/NR: $30 Session 2, 4 weeks 2/15–3/8 Tuesday, 10:00–10:45am #4-62653-2 R: $24/NR: $30

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Ages 4–12 ZumbAtomic fuses dance, music and exercise together to create a fun, healthy program for children. It is based on the Zumba® Fitness concept, and is 100% kid friendly. The goal is to help kids develop a healthy lifestyle, to incorporate fitness as a natural part of children’s lives and not just a class they attend. ZumbAtomic considers the whole child and includes learning: leadership, respect, team work, pride, confidence, responsibility, coordination, balance, discipline, memory, and creativity. It includes dance routines, games, exercise and pure fun! Dress child in comfortable clothes and shoes. Min/Max: 7/15 Lisa Carbello, Instructor Prairie Lakes, MV 2 8 weeks Ages 4–6 1/15–3/5 Saturday, 10:00–10:30am R: $40/NR: $50 #4-62984-1 Ages 7–12 Saturdays, 10:45–11:30am 1/15–3/5 R: $48/NR: $60 #4-62984-2

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Crafts for Conservation Ages 6–11 Reduce, Reuse and Recycle are the 3 R’s in conservation. That is exactly what this class is about. Together we will learn how to help the environment by taking things that we normally throw away and turning them into other useful or decorative items. Help the Earth while creating art! Min/Max: 6/15 Karen Ramos, Instructor Prairie Lakes, Art Room Tuesday, 4:00–4:45pm 1/11–3/15 R: $80/NR: $100 #4-61349-1 The “ART” of Conservation Ages 12+ Being green is the theme on the scene. Learn how to make everyday household items that we regularly throw away, into useful or decorative objects. This class will not only show you how to recycle resourcefully, but it will introduce ideas on how to save effectively, and convert things from what they were intended, to what they could be. Also it will provide information on how to help the environment and learn to conserve. Join the trend and make it a lifestyle. Min/Max: 6/15 Karen Ramos, Instructor Prairie Lakes, Art Room Ages 12–17 Tuesday, 5:00–5:45pm 1/11–3/15 #4-61350-1 R: $80/NR: $100 Ages 18+ Tuesday, 6:00–6:45pm 1/11–3/15 #4-61350-2 R: $80/NR: $100

The Polar Express All aboard! The Polar Express rides again! Come along with us on one of our most popular events and listen to the story of the Polar Express as we travel to the North Pole.* You’ll enjoy sing-a-longs, games, chocolate milk and cookies, and a visit from Santa. Registration deadline is 5:00pm Friday November 19, but space is limited and seats go fast, so sign up early. There will be two train rides per day this year. Check in is at the Des Plaines Train Station on Miner between Pearson and Lee Streets. • Strollers are not allowed on trains. • There must be at least one parent for every three children. Min/Max: 60/120 (per train ride) Sunday, December 5 • Train #711 Check-in is at 2:15pm Trip departs at 3:04pm, returns at 5:44pm Des Plaines Train Station R: $19/NR: $24 per person. R: $9/NR: $12 Children under 3. Adults and children over 3 #3-55015-3 Children under 3 #3-55015-4 Note: Must be under 3 as of 12/01/10 Sunday, December 12 • Train #711 Check-in is at 2:15pm Trip departs at 3:04pm, returns at 5:44pm Des Plaines Train Station R: $19/NR: $24 per person R: $9/NR: $12 Children under 3 #3-55015-7 Adults and children over 3 Children under 3 #3-55015-8 Must be under 3 as of 12/01/10 *The North Pole looks a bit like Harvard, IL


School Day Off Programs • K–8 Kruisin Kids 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: 20/38 9:00am–5:00pm All trips depart from and return to the Leisure Center. R: $39/NR: $48 per trip SAVE $5 when you register at least one week prior to each trip! Trip information is always available on the website: www.DPParks.org Thanksgiving Break Monday, November 22...........#3-55712-1 Monkey Island Tuesday, November 23.........#3-55713-1 Twin Rinks and Pickwick Theater Wednesday, November 24.....#3-55714-1 American Academy of Gymnastics and Glenview Indoor Pool Holiday Break Monday, December 20..........#3-55715-1 Pickwick Theater and Nickel City Tuesday, December 21.........#3-55716-1 Rinkside Sports Wednesday, December 22....#3-55717-1 Chuck E. Cheese and Waterworks Thursday, December 23........#3-55718-1 Brunswick Zone and Orbit Skate Center Monday, December 27..........#3-55719-1 GameWorks Tuesday, December 28.........#3-55720-1 Enchanted Castle Wednesday, December 29...#3-55721-1 Chuck E. Cheese and Glenview Indoor Pool Thursday, December 30.......#3-55722-1 Funway Entertainment Center Friday, December 31............#3-55723-1 Monkey Island . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monday, January 17.............#4-55710-1 Laser Zone Monday, February 21............#4-55711-1 Chuck E. Cheese and Waterworks Tuesday, February 22...........#4-55712-1 Enchanted Castle

(Kruisin’ Kids, continued) Spring Break Monday, March 28................#4-55713-1 Rinkside Sports Tuesday, March 29…...........#4-55714-1 Enchanted Castle Wednesday, March 30..........#4-55715-1 Chuck E. Cheese and Waterworks Thursday, March 31............#4-55716-1 Brunswick Zone and Orbit Skate Center Friday, April 1.....................#5-55710-1 Monkey Island Leisure Lizards 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 R: $28/NR: $34 per day SAVE $5 when you register at least one week prior to each trip! Thanksgiving Break Monday, 11/22...................... #3-55712-2 Tuesday, 11/23...................... #3-55713-2 Wednesday, 11/24................. #3-55714-2 Holiday Break Monday, 12/20...................... #3-55715-2 Tuesday, 12/21...................... #3-55716-2 Wednesday, 12/22..................#3-55717-2 Thursday, 12/23..................... #3-55718-2 Monday, 12/27...................... #3-55719-2 Tuesday, 12/28......................#3-55720-2 Wednesday, 12/29................. #3-55721-2 Thursday, 12/30..................... #3-55722-2 Friday, 12/31......................... #3-55723-2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monday, 1/17......................... #4-55710-2 Monday, 2/21........................ #4-55711-2 Tuesday, 2/22........................ #4-55712-2 Spring Break Monday, 3/28........................ #4-55713-2 Tuesday, 3/29........................ #4-55714-2 Wednesday, 3/20................... #4-55715-2 Thursday, 3/31....................... #4-55716-2 Friday, 4/1............................. #5-55710-2

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 & games. Complete details are on this page. Both programs are also available with Before and After Child Sitting, at an additional cost (see below). Registration must be made one week in advance. Late registration will be taken in person at the Leisure Center, if room allows, for a different fee as noted. 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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Birthday Parties for Ages 3–10 Create Your Own O Birthday Party

$160 Wouldn’t you just love a birthday party based on your favorite movie? How about celebrating your party in deep space, under the sea, or in the wild, wild west? Are you an astronaut, a rock star, or a soccer fanatic? Tell us what you like and our birthday party team will help you craft the perfect party for your very special day.

Birthday Party Extras

Goody Bags: $1 per bag Goody bags include a variety of candy and penny prizes. Pizza Package for 13 children: $50 • 2 large pizzas • Juice boxes • Plates, napkins, cups, and silverware • Additional pizzas: $15 each

ur Birthday Party themes are designed for children 3–10 years of age. All party packages are 2 hours long, and are run by our Birthday Party Staff. • Party prices include 12 guests. • The Birthday Child is free! • Each additional guest is $5. • Goodie bags, food, and party invitations are available at an additional price. Birthday Party Reservation Policy Parties are scheduled on a first–come, first–served basis, and should be booked a minimum of one month in advance. Full package payment is required in order to reserve your date.

Birthday Parties are now held at Cumberland Terrace, unless noted. 426 S. Warrington Rd., at Washington St. A map and directions are on our website. NOTE: Party does not include plates, napkins, cake, candles, or matches. You are welcome to bring your own. Dance Birthday Parties $160 Dance birthday parties include dance instruction by skilled dancers. Choose your favorite musical theme: High School Musical, Hannah Montana, Country Western, 50’s Juke Box, or Disco! Game Room Parties $160 Recommended age: 8+ Available on select Saturdays and Sundays, at the Leisure Center. How cool is this! You can host your birthday party in the Game Room at the Leisure Center, where you and your guests will have exclusive use of the DDR, Air Hockey, Billiards, Foosball, Electronic Basketball, PS2, Xbox, and Nintendo Game Cube. Glam Girl Party $160 Do you want a cool make over party? Our Glam Girl Party includes manicures by our birthday party staff. Each girl can decorate their own party favor: a picture frame. Girls can spice up their frame with paints, glitter, and other fun accessories!

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Hawaiian Luau $160 Aloha! Party-goers feel as if they are in a tropical paradise as they make their own lei, grass skirt, and Hawaiian jewelry, while listening to luau music. Make sure you stretch before you come, because everyone enjoys the exciting limbo contest!

Kreative Kitchen Party $160 Does your son or daughter enjoy making a mess in the kitchen? This party is for you. Kids will enjoy a fun-filled party of cooking and crafts. Each child will get to decorate their own chef’s apron! After the cooks (B-day party guests) are ready, each child will get to decorate their own sugar cookie. Your child will have a blast at this party! Magic Show $260 Appropriate for ages 4 and up. Make your birthday party unique, 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, and right before your eyes the birthday child will “step up and become a Junior Magician”! There is always lively audience participation, plenty of fun, and loads of laughter. Pirate Party $160 Ahoy mates! Our adventure begins with each guest receiving a bandana and a temporary tattoo. After a treasure hunt, guests make their own treasure box! Princess Party $160 You and your guests are treated like royalty! Party includes: Princess themed crafts and games, polished nails, a crown, wand and bracelet. Princess Party–goers often enjoy coming dressed in costume. Safari Party $160 If you like animals, this party is for you! Come aboard this safari that is filled with crafts and games. Each guest creates two animal crafts. A wild round of animal charades keeps your friends laughing and having a great time! Sports & Games Party $160 At the Leisure Center. The perfect party for young sports fans! Everyone enjoys party relay races and games, as well as open gym time. Gym shoes are required. Superhero Party $160 Who is your favorite action hero? Superman? Batman? Spiderman? Guests enjoy decorating their own superhero cape and playing action hero games. Be sure to bring your favorite superhero action figure to the party!


Teen Center & Youth Programs Teen Center & Game Room

Des Plaines Youth Mentor Program

For grades 4–8 • Wednesdays, from 4:00–6:00pm, at the Leisure Center. We are interviewing energetic, motivated adults who are interested in volunteering to be mentors for Des Plaines youths. To qualify, you must be at least 18 years old and complete the program’s screening process, which includes an interview and background check. For more information about how to become a mentor, please call Karyn Roth at 847-390-5700, or visit the Teen Center page on our website: www.DesPlainesParks.org

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Game Room Features

Teen Center Features

• Dance Dance Revolution • Air Hockey/Billiards/Foosball • Electronic Basketball • PlayStation 2 • PlayStation 3 • Xbox 360 • Nintendo Game Cube

• Big screen TV and DVD • Nintendo Wii • Activities and Special Events • Study area • Computers with internet access • Café area with beverage station Questions about the Teen Center? Call 847-391-5700

Make a Difference!

ecome a member of the Teen Center Advisory Board and make your voice heard. The Teen Center is seeking teens, in both middle and high school, to serve on age specific advisory boards. Members will play a key role in planning upcoming events and making other important decisions affecting the Teen Center. Want to get more involved? Call 847-391-5700 or e-mail karyn.roth@DesPlainesParks.org.

Teen Center • Grades 6–12 Game Room • Grades 3–12 Monday–Friday* 2:30–7:00pm 1:00–5:00pm Saturday *Except on Fantastic Fridays Hours are subject to change. For more information on upcoming Teen Center events, visit our website: www.DPParks.org ––––––––––––––––––––––––– 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.

Game Room Parties

Recommended age: 8+ Available on select Saturdays and Sundays See page 22 for Game Room and other great Birthday Party themes!

u Annual Superbowl Party

Sunday, February 6 • 4:30-9:30pm Grades 6-9 • $5 per person Join us for a great football game and an awesome party. The 4th annual Superbowl Party is bound to be an even bigger hit than last year, with more games, prizes and pizza! Tickets are sold in the Teen Center on the day of the party. One ticket includes two slices of pizza and one beverage. Additional food and beverages are always available for purchase.

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Dance Lessons • Dance Camp Dancewear Sale! Sunday, December 19 9:00am–2:00pm, Prairie Lakes Mark your calendars! The Des Plaines School of Dance is having a Dancewear Sale. Brand name shoes and dance clothing at discounted prices available. Just in time for the holidays. Limited sizes available.

Dance & Arts Camp/Camp Remix Holiday Edition

Back by Popular Demand! This specially designed program is geared towards campers ages 6 through 14. The 3-day mini-camp will cover dance and stage presence, simple prop and scenery construction and costume design all with a holiday twist to contrast the popular summer camp program. Participants will also learn several routines to be performed for family and friends. Several disciplines of dance will be covered, including jazz, tap, hip hop and lyrical. Dance attire should include tights, leotard, jazz pants and/or a t-shirt. Ballet/jazz and tap shoes are recommended but not required. An art smock will also be needed for the art portion of the program. Please bring a water bottle, morning snack and healthy sack lunch. Special activities include games, movies, cookie decorating Candy Cane Ice Cream Social and Performance at 3:00pm on the last day of each session, at Prairie Lakes Theater. Min/Max: 16/40 Jenny Ostrowski and Staff, Instructor Prairie Lakes, Theater & Dance Room Session 1 12/20–12/22 Mon.–Wed., 9:00am–4:00pm R: $75/NR: $94 #4-60300-1 Session 2 12/27–12/29 Mon.–Wed., 9:00am–4:00pm R: $75/NR: $94 #4-60300-2 Special Offer! Sign up for both sessions and receive a $10 discount. Families must register for both sessions at the same time in order to qualify for the discount.

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Wedding Fiesta Workshop

Spectacular! Winter Dance Concert This innovative and exciting young dance company present their 7th winter show. These talented dancers will take you on a “Spectacular” journey around the world. They will celebrate the holiday season through dance that will warm your hearts! New choreography by Artistic Director, Laura Chiuve, Co-Director, Cecilia Ferguson-Bell and Guest Choreographers, Anne Gollenberg, Jenny Ostrowski and Mary Williams. Prairie Lakes Theater, 515 E. Thacker Friday, December 17 7:00pm Saturday, December 18 2:00pm Ticket sales begin on November 15 at the Leisure Center, 2222 Birch Street $8 (under 2 free) $5 Dancers/Students Group rates available. For information on how Artistry in Motion Dance Company can perform at your organization’s event, call 847-391-5711. Irish Dance Lessons Ages 5–18 An exciting opportunity to study with Michael Belvitch, the two–time World Champion and former Riverdance performer. Learn traditional Irish dances: the jig, group dances, and hardshoe. Dress requirements: shorts and T–shirt. Min/Max: 8/20 The O’Hare School of Irish Dance, Instructor Leisure Center, Dance Studio Beginner 1 (Ages 5–12) Sunday, 1:00–1:45pm 1/16–3/20 #4-60493-1 R: $100/NR: $125 Beginner 2 (Ages 6–13) Sunday, 1:45–2:30pm 1/16–3/20 R: $100/NR: $125 #4-60493-2 Beginner 3 (Ages 7–14) Sunday, 2:30–3:15pm 1/16–3/20 R: $100/NR: $125 #4-60493-3 Novice, Open, PC, Champs (Only with instructor approval.) Sunday, 3:30–5:00pm 1/16–3/20 R: $100/NR: $125 #4-60493-4 Ceili (Only with instructor approval.) Sunday, 5:00–6:00pm 1/16–3/20 #4-60493-5 R: $100/NR: $125

Ages 16+ Be a part of the fiesta and learn to dance Latin, Ballroom, and contemporary dance music. This is the perfect class for anyone that is in or going to a wedding and needs a quick lesson! Zesty Cha Cha, romantic Waltz, and contemporary movement will be taught (“Getting Married?” Bring your song in on a tape or CD. Instructors can give you some quick ideas on dances at the end of class.) 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 Prairie Lakes, MV 1 & 2 3/10 Thursday, 7:30–9:30pm #4-60496-1 R: $30/NR: $37

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, Cha Cha, Foxtrot, romantic Rhumba 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 Prairie Lakes, MV 1 & 2 Thursday, 7:30–9:00pm 1/20–2/24 R: $54/NR: $68 #4-60492-2


School of Dance Classes Tots In Motion: Pre-Dance Program 10 Weeks: January 12–March 17 These beginner level classes are geared towards toddlers, 18 months through 5 years. This non-recital program is a great introduction into the wonderful world of dance. Each class is designed to teach students the fundamentals of dance, such as rhythm, coordination, flexibility, balance and self-confidence. Dancers will learn basic dance terminology, as well as simple combinations to familiar songs. Our goal is to encourage each student to put their best foot forward and ensure they have a blast while doing it. There will be a Dance Observation Week held during each Tots in Motion dance session. Instructor bios, class description and dress attire can be found on our website: www.DPParks.org. Wednesday Classes at the Leisure Center Class Day/Time Instructor Mommy & Me Wednesday Ms. Allie (ages 18months-3yrs) 12:30-1:00pm Mini Modern Wednesday Ms. Allie (age 3-5) 1:00-1:30pm Broadway Bound Dance Wednesday Ms. Allie (ages 3-5) 1:30-2:15pm Teeny Bop Hip Hop Wednesday Ms. Allie (age 3-5) 2:15-3:00pm Pre Ballet & Tap Wednesday Ms. Allie (ages 3-5) 3:00-3:45pm *Please note: Fees for Mommy & Me classes are per person.

Location ALC Dance Studio

Code 460104-1

ALC Dance Studio

460163-1

ALC Dance Studio

460187-3

ALC Dance Studio

460130-2

ALC Dance Studio

460140-4

Instructor Ms. Debbie

Location PLCC Meeting Rm 1

Code 460104-2

Ms. Debbie

PLCC Meeting Rm 1

460100-2

Ms. Debbie

PLCC Meeting Rm 1

460100-4

Ms. Debbie

PLCC Meeting Rm 1

460101-2

Ms. Debbie

PLCC Meeting Rm 1

460101-4

Ms. Debbie

PLCC Meeting Rm 1

460102-2

Fee R: $45* NR: $56* R: $80 NR: $100 R: $83 NR: $104 R: $83 NR: $104 R: $83 NR: $104

Thursday Classes at Prairie Lakes Class Mommy & Me (ages 18months-3yrs) Budding Ballerinas (age 3) Budding Ballerinas (ages 4-5) Tiny Tappers (age 3) Tiny Tappers (ages 4-5) Tu-Tu Tumbling (ages 4-5)

Day/Time Thursday 9:30-10:00am Thursday 10:15-10:45am Thursday 12:15-12:45pm Thursday 10:45-11:15am Thursday 12:45-1:15pm Thursday 11:30am-noon

Fee R: $45* NR: $56* R: $80 NR: $100 R: $80 NR: $100 R: $80 NR: $100 R: $80 NR: $100 R: $80 NR: $100

*Please note: Fees for Mommy & Me classes are per person.

Dance à la Carte Program 10 Weeks – January 12–March 19 This growing program is designed for two specific types of students, ages 14 through adult. New, older students who would like to begin their dance training, and experienced dancers, with busy schedules, who would like to continue their dance training, with minimal commitment. Punch Card Fees: 10 class Dance à la Carte Card for $85 and receive 1 additional class free (#460184-1). 20 class Dance à la Carte Card for $170 and get an additional 2 classes free (#460184-2). Use your card to take any class offered in the Dance à la Carte Program. Classes must reach their minimum in order for the class to run. For more information call the School of Dance Hotline: 847-391-6924. Class Day/Time Instructor Location Code Leaps/Turns/ Saturday Ms. Cecilia PLCC Dance Studio 460181-1 Tricks 101 11:00am-noon Stretch & Strengthen Saturday Ms. Cecilia PLCC Dance Studio 460180-1 Noon-1:00pm Hip-Hop Cardio Wednesday Ms. Mary ALC Dance Studio 460138-1 6:45-7:30pm Adult Jazz Friday Ms. Amethyst ALC Studio 114 460106-1 5:30-6:15pm Adult Tap Friday Ms. Amethyst ALC Studio 114 460105-1 6:15-7:00pm

Fee R: $86 NR: $108 R: $86 NR: $108 R: $83 NR: $104 R: $83 NR: $104 R: $83 NR: $104

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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 November 1 – February 28

Daily...........................9:00am–10:00pm Note: During the winter, the Driving Range may close earlier than 10:00pm, depending on weather conditions and attendance.

March 1 – May 31

Daily...........................8:00am–10:00pm Discounts With photo ID, prepaid cards only Monday–Friday.............. 8:00am–5:00pm Save on the total value of balls hit: Resident...........................................10% Resident, Senior/Junior......................20% Non-Resident, Senior/Junior...............10%

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During or after heavy snow fall the driving range may be closed for snow removal. This may delay opening times, cause temporary closings during open hours or move up closing times. Please call 847-803-GOLF (4653) for updated information.

Save with a pre–paid Range Card Start with as little as $10. $50 = $55 value (10% free) $100 = $115 value (15% free!)

Over 300 yards of outdoor landing area!

Our reloadable Range Card is the perfect gift for your favorite golfer! Balls can be purchased in increments of $10 with our new computerized tee–up system and permanent Range Cards. The driving range at Golf Center Des Plaines was completely renovated in the Fall of 2006, and is truly the finest golf practice facility in the Midwest. The redesigned range turf has beautiful target greens and clear markers. Over 300 yards of outdoor landing area means you’re not banging balls into walls! You can track the flight of your drives from start to finish and really get the most out of every practice session. New carpeting on all three tiers not only looks great, it feels great, too!

Golf Center Features: • State of the art automated tee-up system. • 3 tiers featuring 80 heated tee stations. • Range turf with target greens and visible yardage markers. • Friendly, courteous staff is always at your service. • Challenging Par 3 lighted golf course. • Expanded driving range turf tailored for today’s long drivers. • 12 stall grass tee area. • Short game area, for bunker and chip shot practice. 1½ acres, with in & out privileges all day.

Consistently ranked as one of the Top 100 Driving Ranges in America

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Our state–of–the–art automated tee–up system includes tee heights of up to 2”, making it perfect for those new, larger club heads. The ball reloads on the tee after every drive, which helps keep your stance in place. That’s a boost for your consistency and helps save your back, too!

• Dream World Golf pro shop, with top brands and expert club fitting. • Club Casa Café and Sports Bar, featuring delicious Italian–American cuisine. • GolfTEC professional golf instruction. • The River Room. An elegant banquet room for social events and company outings, available for parties of up to 100. Special golf packages are perfect for meetings.


Golf Center Des Plaines GolfTEC Lesson Fees Initial evaluation With lesson program purchase Individual Lesson (half hour session)

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

$365

Birdie Program (10 half hour sessions)

$645

Eagle Program (15 half hour sessions)

$895

Signature Program (25 half hour sessions)

$1345

Premier Membership $2495 (52 lessons, 12 month membership*) Short Game and Putting (half hour video session)

$85

Custom Club Fitting (half hour session)

$95

Practice Memberships* $25 1 half hour session $275 3 Months 6 Months $450 *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.

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 • $7.95 Pick Two

Friday Special Includes soup or salad, home fries & coleslaw

$85

Par Program (5 half hour sessions)

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

$165 $95

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

Includes soup or salad. Beverage excluded.

In the mood to party?

Check out our newly renovated River Room for parties of 40–100 For information and reservations, please call: 847-298-5100 or 847-297-6640

On the main floor of the Golf Center. 847-803-4757 Pro Shop Hours Monday–Friday 10:00am–8:00pm Saturday 10:00am–7:00pm Sunday 11:00am–6:00pm 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.

2011 Don’t miss the fun at this annual golf tournament.

January 8

Lake Park Golf Course 1015 Howard Avenue, Des Plaines Come out and enjoy six holes of golf in the glorious warmth of the January sunshine. Chili is the main course, with plenty of coffee and hot chocolate to keep you warm. It’s great fun for all golfers, ages 8 and up. Compete details and a registration form are on page 51. Sign up today!

Club Casa Café

Free Appetizer

Maximum Value $8. Minimum purchase $30.

Not valid with any other offer. Expires 6/1/11

www.clubcasacafe.com

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Martial Arts Karate Classes • 11 Week Session 1/6–3/17 • West Park Fieldhouse • R: $94/NR: $118 (per person)

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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Class Age Level Day Time Code Pre–Karate..... 5–7.....Beginner/Continuer............. Thursday....4:00–4:45pm #4-41242-1 Pre–Karate..... 5–7.....Int./Adv.** ........................ Thursday....4:50–5:35pm #4-41242-2 Youth*............ 8–14...Beginner/Continuer (White).. Thursday....5:40–6:35pm #4-41242-3 Youth*............ 8–14...Int. (Red – Yellow)............... Thursday....6:40–7:35pm #4-41242-4 Youth*............ 8–14...Adv. (Blue Belt +)............... Thursday....7:40–8:40pm #4-41242-5 Parent/Child*.. 7+......Beginner/Continuer (White).. Thursday....5:40–6:35pm #4-41242-6 Parent/Child*.. 7+......Int. (Red – Yellow)............... Thursday....6:40–7:35pm #4-41242-7 Parent/Child*.. 7+......Adv. Blue Belt +)................ Thursday....7:40–8:40pm #4-41242-8 Adult*............. 15+....Beginner/Continuer (White).. Thursday....5:40–6:35pm #4-41242-9 Adult*............. 15+....Int. (Red – Yellow)............... Thursday....6:40–7:35pm #4-41242-10 Adult*............. 15+....Adv. Blue Belt +)................ Thursday....7:40–8:40pm #4-41242-11 *Parent/Child, Youth, and Adult classes will train together **Instructor permission

Classes are held at the new facility, 1381 E. Oakton Street, Suite #2. Oakton Street at Chestnut Street

Bully-Safe Youth Jiu-Jitsu • Ages 4–14 Threshold Martial Arts’ Bully Safe program combines a traditional kids’ martial arts lesson with an emphasis on bully-proofing strategies and prevention. Learn to be confident both physically and mentally, in a fun and safe environment. Students are taught five primary rules of engagement which are supplemented with the superior techniques of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. These five rules teach children how to effectively overcome both verbal and physical attacks. This program is taught by active duty police officers who are uniquely positioned to give valuable insight of the safety of your child. Uniform required: Can be purchased through Threshold Martial Arts Min/Max: 6/30 Monday, 5:15–6:00pm 1/10–2/28 R: $75/NR: $90 #4-41245-1 Wednesday, 5:15–6:00pm 1/12–3/2 R: $75/NR: $90 #4-41245-2 Both classes R: $135/NR: $162

Adult Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu • Ages 14+ Are you a fan of UFC and Mixed Martial Arts? In this class you will learn the proven techniques of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu; the martial art that dominates all others in live competitions. You will gain confidence and improve your fitness level while learning the basics of standing self defense and ground grappling. Learn the principles of leverage, balance & flow, and strategy which enable those of a smaller & weaker stature to control and execute submissions on a larger & stronger opponent. Whether you are a beginner or experienced grappler, in your teens or an adult, our jiu-jitsu classes are great for self defense and recreational purposes. Benefits include elevated confidence, discipline, and increased fitness levels. Beginners and advanced students are welcome. Min/Max: 6/30 Mon. & Wed., 6:00–7:00pm 1/10–3/2 R: $90/NR: $108 #4-41246-2

Muay Thai • Ages 14+ 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 Monday & Wednesday, 6:00–7:00pm • 1/10–3/2 R: $90/NR: $108 • #4-41246-1


Martial Arts Tae Kwon Do Tae Kwon Do is a technique of self–defense that teaches 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. (Sorry, discount is not yet available through online registration.) Ages 6–12 Min/Max: 8/35 Master Sang Chel Chung’s Academy West Park Fieldhouse Monday, 6:30–7:30pm 1/10–3/14 R: $60/NR: $72 #4-41241-1 Wednesday, 6:30–7:30pm 1/12–3/16 R: $60/NR: $72 #4-41241-2 Both classes R: $105/NR: $131 Ages 13+ Min/Max: 8/35 Master Sang Chel Chung’s Academy West Park Fieldhouse Monday, 7:30–8:30pm 1/10–3/14 R: $60/NR: $72 #4-41241-3

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 Wednesday, 6:00–7:30pm 1/19–3/30* Prairie Lakes, Multi-purpose Rooms 1 & 2 R: $60/NR: $75 #4-56091-1 *No class 3/23 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 Wednesday, 7:30–9:00pm 1/19–3/30* Prairie Lakes, Multi-purpose Rooms 1 & 2 R: $60/NR: $75 #4-56092-1 *No class 3/23

NEW Tai Chi Sword Workshop 1

Ages 18+ 6 week class This workshop will provide a venue for beginning or advanced Tai Chi students to learn the art of the Tai Chi Sword. The focus of this workshop will be learning the 60 movement Tai Chi Sword forms and the internal body mechanics associated with its proper execution. Workshop 1 is the beginning of a progressive format that continues into workshops 2 & 3 and addresses the refinement of the 60 movements through the emphasis of advanced body mechanics proper stance, weight distribution and mind-body focus. Students are encouraged to bring their own sword; some wooden swords will available upon a first come first serve basis. Students should wear loose clothing and comfortable footwear. Min/Max: 6/20 Shawn Parkes, Instructor 1/22–3/5* Saturday, 10:00am–noon Arndt Park R: $70/NR; $105 #4-56093-1 *No class 2/12

Wednesday, 7:30–8:30pm 1/12–3/16 R: $60/NR: $72 #4-41241-4 Both classes R: $105/NR: $126

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Prairie Lakes Community Center 515 E. Thacker Street

847-391-5711

Community Center Hours Monday–Thursday 6:00am – 10:30pm Friday 6:00am – 9:30pm Saturday 8:00am – 5:00pm Sunday 8:00am – 5:00pm Closed: Dec. 25; Jan. 1 Holiday Hours: Nov. 25, 7am–noon; Dec. 24 & 31, 6am–6pm Hours are subject to change

Racquetball & Walleyball Ages 18+ 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 Members may reserve the courts up to 24 hours in advance. TGIF Racquetball Special Play racquetball for just $2 per hour! 10:00am–3:00pm Fridays 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, made on the hour. 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 $2 Racquet Rentals Racquetballs $5/Can

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 (2) • 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 Lifestride 95Ti (2) • LifeFitness T70 (2) • LifeFitness T9e Treadmill (2) • LifeFitness Cross Trainer CLSX (2) • Overhead Press • Precor Cross Trainer (1) • Cybex Recumbent (2) • 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 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 Details are on page 39.

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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

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

We reserve the right to split all full court games to half court games when deemed necessary by staff. Monday and Wednesday 3:30 – 10:00pm Tuesdays are half price! 3:30 – 6:00pm Friday 3:30 – 9:00pm Sunday Noon – 4:30pm Please check at the front desk for events that would make the gym unavailable for use.

Open Indoor Soccer

December – March for ages 18+ Get a kick out of winter with our fast paced and friendly indoor soccer play. Participants create the teams (no supervision or officials.) Games will be held at 20-minute intervals (running clock.) Please carry in a clean pair of indoor playing shoes. No street shoes are allowed in the gym. Shin guards are recommended. Please pay at the door and sign a waiver. Sunday, 9:00am–noon 12/5–3/27 Prairie Lakes, Gym R: $4/NR: $6 Note: Children of soccer participants must not be left unattended. Babysitting services are available on Sundays, if needed. Please speak with our front desk staff if you are interested.

Open Volleyball Thursdays

Open to all ages and levels of play. Thursday 3:30 – 10:00pm Ages 8–16 3:30 – 6:00pm Ages 17+ 6:00 – 10:00pm Prairie Lakes, Gym R: $5/NR: $8 Play for just $3 with your high school ID.


Prairie Lakes Fitness Center 515 E. Thacker Street

847-391-5711

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Fitness Center Daily Fee

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 now 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.

Fitness Center Membership • Orientation to Cybex Fitness equipment • Fitness Center • Towel Service • Gym: 2 Multi–purpose Full Courts • Discount on Group Fitness 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 Registration on Courts • Racquet Rental Available • Racquetballs Available for Purchase Fitness and Racquetball Membership Includes all of the benefits of both Fitness and Racquetball memberships as listed.

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

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Community Center • Fitness 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)

PERSONAL FITNESS SERVICES

$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 before, but no later than 24 hours in advance. Babysitting Hours Monday – Friday Saturday

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. Note: You must be participating in a class or using Community Center amenities while your child is in the babysitting room.

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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Not getting the results you were hoping for? Try one of our Personal Fitness Services and select a program that works for you. 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. Prairie Lakes, Fitness Center Individual Assessment Member $60 #4-23904-1 Non Member $70 #4-23904-2 Partner Assessment Member $43/person #4-23904-3 Non Member $50/person #4-23904-4 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. Prairie Lakes, Fitness Center Individual Training One Session Member $30 #4-23901-1 Non Member $40 #4-23901-2 Three Sessions Member $85 #4-23901-3 Non Member $105 #4-23901-4 Partner Training* One Session Member $25/person #4-23903-1 Non Member $35/person #4-23903-2 Three Sessions Member $65/person #4-23903-3 Non Member $95/person #4-23903-4 *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, it has also been featured in People Magazine, Living Well, on ABC. 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. Come see your body reshape 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 Prairie Lakes, Aerobics Room Session 1, 6 weeks Sunday, 10:00–11:00am 1/9–2/13 R: $51/NR: $64 #4-62987-1 Session 2, 6 weeks Sunday, 10:00–11:00am 2/20–3/27 R: $51/NR: $64 #4-62987-2 Not a Group Fitness class Bollywood Fitness Ages 14+ You’ve seen the dancing in Slumdog Millionaire, on Jay Leno, Oprah, and the 2009 Oscars, now come out and try it yourself! Bollywood Fitness is an excellent cardiovascular exercise routine, with a fun, cultural twist. Using great music, it mixes traditional Indian dance moves with hip-hop, jazz, modern dance, and belly dancing into a fun, energetic workout that really burns calories. No dance experience necessary! Min/Max: 7/25 Sue Garcia Fitness, Instructor Prairie Lakes, Aerobics Room Session 1, 6 weeks Tuesday, 7:40–8:40pm 1/4–2/8 R: $51/NR: $64 #4-62986-1 Session 2, 6 weeks Tuesday, 7:40–8:40pm 2/15–3/29 R: $51/NR: $64 #4-62986-2 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. Taught by TOPS Fitness Kickboxing experts. This is a non-contact program. Min/Max: Aerobics Room 5/30 Min/Max: Racquetball Court 5/15 Session 1, 6 weeks Monday, 7:00–8:00pm 1/3–2/7 Aerobics Room R: $51/NR: $64 #4-62985-1 Tuesday, Noon–1:00pm 1/4–2/8 Aerobics Room R: $51/NR: $64 #4-62985-2 Wednesday, 7:00–8:00pm 1/5–2/9 Racquetball Court, north R: $51/NR: $64 #4-62985-3 Thursday, Noon–1:00pm 1/6–2/10 Aerobics Room R: $51/NR: $64 #4-62985-4 Saturday, 9:00–10:00am 1/8–2/12 Racquetball Court, north R: $51/NR: $64 #4-62985-5 Session 2, 6 weeks Monday, 7:00–8:00pm 2/14–3/28 Aerobics Room #4-62985-6 R: $51/NR: $64 Tuesday, Noon–1:00pm 2/15–3/29 Aerobics Room R: $51/NR: $64 #4-62985-7 Wednesday, 7:00–8:00pm 2/16–3/30 Racquetball Court, north R: $51/NR: $64 #4-62985-8 Thursday, Noon–1:00pm 2/17–3/31 Aerobics Room R: $51/NR: $64 #4-62985-9 Saturday, 9:00–10:00am 2/19–4/2 Racquetball Court, north R: $51/NR: $64 #4-62985-10 Individuals who register for more than two classes per session receive a $10 discount. Discount not available through online registration. Sorry, no senior discount. Not a Group Fitness class

Fitness Classes for Kids

We offer three wonderful fitness classes specifically designed show kids how much fun fitness and exercise can be. See page 56

Fit Kids, for ages 3–7 ZumbAtomic, for ages 4–12

–––––––– 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 Prairie Lakes, Aerobics Room Leisure Center, Room 114** (See page 4) Session 1, 6 weeks Monday, Noon–12:45pm 1/3–2/7 R: $51/NR: $64 #4-62980-1 Tuesday, 10:00–11:00am 1/4–2/8 R: $51/NR: $64 #4-62980-2 Tuesday, Noon–12:45pm** 1/4–2/8 R: $51/NR: $64 #4-62980-3 Tuesday, 6:40–7:40pm 1/4–2/8 R: $51/NR: $64 #4-62980-4 Wednesday, Noon–12:45pm 1/5–2/9 R: $51/NR: $64 #4-62980-5 Thursday, 10:00–11:00am 1/6–2/10 R: $51/NR: $64 #4-62980-6 Thursday, 6:30–7:30pm 1/6–2/10 #4-62980-7 R: $51/NR: $64 Thursday, 7:30–8:30pm 1/6–2/10 R: $51/NR: $64 #4-62980-8 Session 2, 6 weeks Monday, Noon–12:45pm 2/14–3/28 R: $51/NR: $64 #4-62980-9 Tuesday, 10:00–11:00am 2/15–3/29 R: $51/NR: $64 #4-62980-10 Tuesday, Noon–12:45pm** 2/15–3/29 R: $51/NR: $64 #4-62980-11 Tuesday, 6:40–7:40pm 2/15–3/29 R: $51/NR: $64 #4-62980-12 Wednesday, Noon–12:45pm 2/16–3/30 R: $51/NR: $64 #4-62980-13 Thursday, 10:00–11:00am 2/17–3/31 R: $51/NR: $64 #4-62980-14 Thursday, 6:30–7:30pm 2/17–3/31 R: $51/NR: $64 #4-62980-15 Thursday, 7:30–8:30pm 2/17–3/31 R: $51/NR: $64 #4-62980-16 Individuals who register for two Pilates classes per session receive a $10 discount, and a $20 discount for three classes. Discount not available through online registration. Sorry, no senior discount. Not a Group Fitness class.

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Fitness Classes Strength & Conditioning For Women

Ages 16+ Spend an hour with one of our personal trainers in this no pressure group setting. Learn the basics of cardiovascular weight training to develop your own personalized fitness program. This class is a great way to become orientated to the Fitness Center. Min/Max: 6/10 Karen Grabowski, CPT, Instructor Prairie Lakes, Fitness Center 10 weeks Thursday, 6:30–7:30pm 1/13–3/17 R: $60/NR: $75 #4-23293-1 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 Prairie Lakes, Fitness Center 10 weeks Thursday, 10:15–11:00am 1/13–3/17 #4-23985-1 R: $60/NR: $75 Friday, 10:15–11:00am 1/14–3/18 R: $60/NR: $75 #4-23985-2 Not a Group Fitness class

Weight Loss Challenge Ages 18+ Join Des Plaines’ very own “Biggest Loser Challenge” just like on TV. This 12 week program provides: Proper nutrition coaching Meal replacement options Encouragement to exercise Group support Metabolism and body composition test The WLC is an 12 week program meeting once per week to learn about proper nutrition and how to improve eating habits. Find out exactly how many calories day your body burns. Learn how to lose weight and keep it off. Live healthy with vim, vigor and vitality for the rest of your life. Topics include: protein, carbohydrates, water, digestion, vitamins, dining out, exercise, sugar, healthy oils, and more. Because of all the helpful information given out, attendance at the weekly meetings is a KEY factor insuring success. Weigh-ins strictly confidential. Each person will receive personalized coaching. Prize money will be paid out by check after week 12. Specific rules will be in place to keep everyone consistent. Previous contests ended with an average weight loss of over 19 pounds. Winnings range from $450 to $1,000 depending on the number of participants. Min/Max: 6/40 Marta Hulseberg & Trudie Warren, Instructors Prairie Lakes, Meeting Room 1 Monday, 7:00–8:00pm 1/10–3/28 R: $45/NR: $56 #4-62988-1

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 Gold Instructor Prairie Lakes, Aerobics Room 7 weeks Saturday, 9:15–10:00am • 1/8–3/5* • R: $35/NR: $42 #4-62983-5 *No class 2/12, 2/19 Group Fitness class: Pay at the door accepted for Zumba Toning.

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Zumba Fitness 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 music 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, Licensed Zumba Instructor Prairie Lakes, Aerobics Room 10 weeks Wednesday, 7:15–8:15pm 1/5–3/9 R: $80/NR: $100 #4-62983-1 Wednesday, 8:15–9:15pm 1/5–3/9 R: $80/NR: $100 #4-62983-2 Sunday, 9:00–10:00am 1/9–3/13* R: $72/NR: $90 (9 weeks) #4-62983-3 *No class 2/20 Not a Group Fitness class

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’ll 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, Licensed Zumba and Zumba Gold Instructor Prairie Lakes, Aerobics Room 10 weeks Monday, 5:30–6:15pm 1/10–3/14 R: $50/NR: $60 #4-62983-4 Group Fitness class: Pay at the door accepted for Zumba Gold.


Yoga • YogaFit® Yoga Classes

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. Sorry, no senior discount. Min/Max: 10/25 John Hansen, Instructor Prairie Lakes, MV 1, 2 & 3 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 Yoga 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. 9 weeks R: $72/NR: $90 Beginning 1/3–2/28 Monday #4-56071-1 6:00–7:00pm R: $72/NR: $90 All Levels 1/3–2/28 Monday #4-56071-2 7:15–8:15pm R: $72/NR: $90 All Levels 1/8–3/5 Saturday #4-56071-3 9:00–10:00am R: $90/NR: $112 All Levels 1/4–3/1 Tuesday #4-56071-4 6:00–7:15pm Not a Group Fitness class

YogaFit® Ages 14+ 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: 5/20 Ramona Donovan, Certified YogaFit® Instructor Prairie Lakes, Multi-purpose Rooms 1 & 2 10 weeks 1/13–3/17 Thursday, 6:00–7:00pm #4-62982-1 R: $60/NR: $75 Advanced Level NEW! 1/13–3/17 Thursday, 7:00–8:00pm #4-62982-2 R: $60/NR: $75 Not a Group Fitness class

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Group Fitness Classes 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.

Wake-Up Boot Camp Age 16+ • 6 weeks Start your day with this high intensity cardio and core training which will include working with tubes, medicine balls, Russian kicks, Sumo squats, push ups, planks, and much more! Min/Max: 7/30 Barb Kieca, Instructor Prairie Lakes 1/3–3/7 Monday, 6:15–7:00am #4-62664-1 R: $50/NR: $60 1/7–3/11 Friday, 6:15–7:00am #4-62664-2 R: $50/NR: $60

E-Z Impact (Beginner Class) 14+ Easy aerobics, focused on flexibility and balance. Perfect for beginners, seniors, postpartum moms and the out-of-shape. Min/Max: 7/30 Mary Lou Anderson, ACE Certified Instructor Prairie Lakes, Aerobics Room 6 weeks Monday, 10:00–11:00am 1/3–3/7 R: $50/NR: $60 #4-62656-1 Wednesday, 10:00–11:00am 1/5–3/9 R: $50/NR: $60 #4-62656-2 Friday, 10:00–11:00am 1/7–3/11 R: $50/NR: $60 #4-62656-3 Fitness Express Beginner to Advanced, Ages 14+ This is a class that offers a mix of cardio routines and muscle conditioning exercises done in the shortest time. You’ll 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 Prairie Lakes, Aerobics Room 6 weeks Monday, 6:15–7:00pm 1/3–3/7 R: $50/NR: $60 #4-62660-1 Fitness Express Plus So much to do, so little time! Jump start your short weekend and fuel your body with the energy it needs to handle the tasks ahead. Experience a variety of easy to follow aerobic moves, muscle strengthening exercises, and being with a fun and friendly group of people who are all in this quest together. Leave with regained 
strength to tackle all! All levels are welcome! 
 Min/Max: 7/30 Cherry Nellessen, AFAA Certified Instructor Prairie Lakes, Aerobics Room 7 weeks 1/8–3/5* Saturday, 8:00–9:00am #4-62659-1 R: $35/NR: $42 *No class 2/12, 2/19

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Hi/Lo All-Around (Beginner and Intermediate) 14+ Variety, Fun, and Fitness. Aerobic combinations including dance, Latin, 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 Prairie Lakes, Aerobic Room 6 weeks Tuesday, 9:15–10:00am 1/4–3/8 R: $50/NR: $60 #4-62657-1 Thursday, 9:15–10:00am 1/6–3/10 R: $50/NR: $60 #4-62657-2 Millennium Step Plus (Beginner to Intermediate) 14+ Add Yoga, Pilates, ¾ step and Power to the traditional step moves for a 21st century workout. Plus: strength, core, and flexibility training for total body conditioning. Min/Max: 7/30 Mary Lou Anderson, ACE Certified Instructor Prairie Lakes, Aerobics Room 6 weeks Monday, 9:15–10:00am 1/3–3/7 R: $50/NR: $60 #4-62658-1 Wednesday, 9:15–10:00am 1/5–3/9 R: $50/NR: $60 #4-62658-2 Stepping It Up (Beginner to Intermediate) 14+ Are you looking to get out of the old and step into the new. We have just the class for you. This class will incorporate step, circuit training, and toning all in one. Min/Max: 7/30 Diann Parcelli, AFAA Certified Instructor Prairie Lakes, Aerobics Room 6 weeks Wednesday, 6:15–7:00pm 1/5–3/9 R: $50/NR: $60 #4-62663-1 Up & At ’Em Intermediate to Advanced, Ages 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 Prairie Lakes, Aerobics Room 6 weeks Tuesday, 6:15–7:00am 1/4–3/8 R: $50/NR: $60 #4-62661-1 Thursday, 6:15–7:00am 1/6–3/10 R: $50/NR: $60 #4-62661-2


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–––––––––––– Indoor Cycling Instructors –––––––––––– Julie Adam (JA) • Alyssa Engle (AE) • Karen Grabowski (KG) • Leo Sinense (LS) • Sandy Slater (SS) Session 1: 5 weeks • Min/Max 5/12

CLASS Cycle & Tone Cycling Cycling Cycling Cycling Cycling Cycling Cycle & Tone Cycling Cycling

CODE 4-62665-1 4-62665-2 4-62665-3 4-62665-4 4-62665-5 4-62665-6 4-62665-7 4-62665-8 4-62665-9 4-62665-10

DAY Monday Monday Wednesday Wednesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Friday Saturday Sunday

DATES 1/3-1/31 1/3-1/31 1/5-2/2 1/5-2/2 1/5-2/2 1/6-2/3 1/7-2/4 1/7-2/4 1/8-2/5 1/9-2/6

CLASS TIME INSTRUCTOR 9:15-10:30am JA 6:30-7:15pm AE 6:00-6:45am AE 11:45am-12:30pm JA 6:30-7:30pm KG 9:30-10:15am SS 6:00-6:45am LS 9:15-10:30am JA 8:30-9:15am LS 9:00-9:45am JA

R/NR $45/$50 $35/$40 $35/$40 $35/$40 $35/$40 $35/$40 $35/$40 $45/$50 $35/$40 $35/$40

DAY Monday Monday Wednesday Wednesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Friday Saturday Sunday

DATES 2/14-3/14 2/14-3/14 2/16-3/16 2/16-3/16 2/16-3/16 2/17-3/17 2/18-3/18 2/18-3/18 2/19-3/19 2/20-3/20

INSTRUCTOR CLASS TIME 9:15-10:30am JA 6:30-7:15pm AE 6:00-6:45am AE 11:45am-12:30pm JA 6:30-7:30pm KG 9:30-10:15am SS 6:00-6:45am LS 9:15-10:30am JA 8:30-9:15am LS 9:00-9:45am JA

R/NR $45/$50 $35/$40 $35/$40 $35/$40 $35/$40 $35/$40 $35/$40 $45/$50 $35/$40 $35/$40

Session 2: 5 weeks • Min/Max 5/12

CLASS Cycle & Tone Cycling Cycling Cycling Cycling Cycling Cycling Cycle & Tone Cycling Cycling

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CODE 4-62666-1 4-62666-2 4-62666-3 4-62666-4 4-62666-5 4-62666-6 4-62666-7 4-62666-8 4-62666-9 4-62666-10


Winter–Spring Soccer Winter–Spring Soccer Registration 4 years–K Boys, Mon/Wed practice 4 years–K Girls, Mon/Wed practice 1st Grade Boys, Mon/Wed practice 1st Grade Girls, Mon/Wed practice 2nd and 3rd Grade Boys, Mon/Wed practice 2nd and 3rd Grade Girls, Mon/Wed practice 4th and 5th Grade Boys, Tue/Thu practice 4th and 5th Grade Girls, Tue/Thu practice 6th–8th Grade Boys, Tue/Thu practice 6th–8th Grade Girls, Tue/Thu practice

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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 know that we are recruiting volunteer coaches. If you have questions about the program, please call Josh Cantres at 847-391-5711.

For updated game and practice information, call 847-391-5705 ext 5. Open to children ages 4 through 8th grades. Program Dates: March 16 – May 7 • Registration deadline: February 28 Mary Dankowski, Program Coordinator R: $50/NR: $63 (fees include required soccer shirt) Registration fee until February 28: R: $50/NR: $63 (fees include required soccer shirt) Registration fee after February 28: R: $60/NR: $75 (fees include required soccer shirt) Registrations taken after February 28 will be added to the waitlist, if space is not available. Note: Due to the complications that arise from late withdrawals after the formation of teams, there will be a $20 processing fee on any refund request after February 28. Participants will learn how to play soccer while working on individual skills, such as passing, shooting, offense and defense. Our coaches are trained volunteer adults. Participants will learn how to play soccer while working on individual skills, such as passing, shooting, offense and defense. Our coaches are trained volunteer adults. Practices: First practice for Monday/Wednesday, Grades K–3 is March 16. First practice for Tuesday/Thursday, Grades 4–8, is March 17 All practices are at Prairie Lakes Park, from 5:30–6:30pm Game times: Saturdays, hourly from noon–4:00pm, depending on the number of teams. Game location: Prairie Lakes Park, from April 2 – May 7. 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), #4 ball (1st–5th), and a #5 ball (6th–8th).

Indoor Winter Soccer

Ages 7–13, Grades 2–8 8 Week Session When the weather outside is frightful, indoor soccer is so delightful! New this winter, we are offering an indoor soccer program. Participants will enjoy 30 minutes of instruction, followed by an hour of game play. The course is designed with an emphasis on sportsmanship, team and individual skills, and of course, fun. So who cares? Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Min/Max: 15/80 11/13–1/22* Saturdays, times vary Algonquin Middle School R: $50/NR: $63 *No class 11/27, 12/25, 1/1 Grades 2–3 Saturday, 10:00am–11:30am #4-49021-1 Grades 4–5 Saturday, 11:40am–1:10pm #4-49021-2 Grades 6–8 #4-49021-3 Saturday, 1:20–2:40pm

Placement Night: In the Prairie Lakes Gym, on February 28. Participants will be evaluated and placed on teams by soccer coordinators, in order that teams may be balanced. No requests will be accepted. Please do not arrive before your scheduled time. 4 and 5 Year Olds February 28 5:00– 5:45pm Picture Day 1st Grade February 28 5:45– 6:30pm All team soccer pictures will be taken Grades 2–3 February 28 6:30– 7:15pm before your game on April 10. Grades 4–5 February 28 7:15– 7:45pm Details and order forms will be given out at practice. Grades 6–8 February 28 7:15– 7:45pm

Volunteer Soccer Coaches Wanted The Des Plaines Park District needs volunteer coaches for Winter–Spring 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 on March 15, 6:30pm, at Prairie Lakes. NAYS coaches training, for all coaches who have not been certified, is on March 16, from 6:30–8:00pm. Please mail letters of interest to: Joshua Cantres, Athletic Supervisor Prairie Lakes Community Center, 515 E. Thacker Street, Des Plaines, IL 60018 or e-mail JC@DesPlainesParks.org.

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Youth Sports • Ages 2–14

Parent-Tot Soccer Ages 2–4 Parents and tots work together in this class, learning the basics of soccer. Young children develop their motor skills, while having fun running and kicking just like the big kids! Dribbling, passing, shooting, and kicking are all emphasized. A variety of activities, all designed around the game of soccer, are played each week. Min/Max: 6/20 Hot Shots Sports, Instructors Prairie Lakes, Gym Thursday, 10:30–11:15am 1/27–3/17 R: $80/NR: $96 #4-41334-1 Pee Wee Soccer Ages 3–5 The perfect program to teach your little player the fundamentals of one of the world’s most popular sports. Each class features ball manipulation exercises, small sided soccer games, and games based on technical themes. Every class includes activities that are designed to promote good sportsmanship and enjoyment of the game. Min/Max: 6/20 Hot Shots Sports, Instructors Prairie Lakes, Gym Monday, 11:45–12:30pm 1/24–3/14 R: $80/NR: $96 #4-41333-1 Leisure Center, Gym Saturday, 11:00–11:45am 1/22–3/12 R: $80/NR: $96 #4-41333-2 Hot Shots Sports and More Ages 3–5 This popular program helps each child develop good motor skills by working on the fundamentals of soccer, t-ball, football, basketball, floor hockey, and other sports and group games. Social skills and emotional growth are nurtured through teamwork and good sportsmanship. Min/Max: 6/20 Hot Shots Sports, Instructors Prairie Lakes, Gym Monday, 11:00–11:45am 1/24–3/14 R: $80/NR: $96 #4-41332-1 Leisure Center, Gym Saturday, 11:45–12:30pm R: $80/NR: $96

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T-Ball Skills Clinic Ages 3–5 T-ball is a great way to introduce our “national pastime” to children who want to have fun and make new friends. Participants enjoy learning the skills needed to play baseball, both offense and defense, as well as the rules and philosophy of the game. The program stresses teamwork over competition. Wear sports attire, bring your glove, and Play Ball! Min/Max: 6/20 Hot Shots Sports, Instructors Prairie Lakes, Gym Thursday, 11:15am–noon 1/27–3/17 R: $80/NR: $96 #4-41335-1 Boys and Girls Youth Volleyball Grades 4–8 Interested in learning the exciting and fast paced game of volleyball? Then this class for you! Participants will receive instruction in a variety of basic skills and strategies that will help them in years to come. This eight week program will emphasize instruction for the first half of each class, and games in the second half. Min/Max: 12/60 DPPD Staff, Instructor Grades 4–6 2/12–4/23* Saturday, 2:00–3:30pm Prairie Lakes, Gym R: $52/NR: $78 #4-23274-6 *No class 3/26 Grades 7–8 Saturday, 3:30–5:00pm 2/12–4/23* Prairie Lakes, Gym R: $52/NR: $78 #4-23274-8 *No class 3/26

Youth Tournaments School District 62, in conjunction with the Des Plaines Park District, has been hosting tournaments for the past six years. These tournaments are an extension of the school curriculum and provide the opportunity for students to engage in team play, while demonstrating leadership skills. Students form their own teams, (when appropriate), and register through their physical education teacher. Students from all Des Plaines schools are invited to participate. 2010–2011 Youth Tournament Dates Tournaments held at Chippewa School, except for Track & Field. Elks Club Hoop Shoot, Ages 8–14 December 4 and January 8 9:00am Badminton, Grades 4–8 February 5 9:00am Volleyball Grades 4–5 March 12 9:00am Grades 6–8 11:00am March 12 Track & Field, Grades 7–8 April (Date TBD) 3:30pm Maine West High School Students who want to participate in these tournaments should request registration forms from their physical education teachers. Forms must be returned to the teacher, with a $3 fee, on or before the Wednesday before each tournament. Don Dudek, P.E. Department Head, District 62 Joshua Cantres Athletic Supervisor, Des Plaines Park District


Youth Sports • Ages 3–14

Kids First Holiday Flag Football Camp Ages 6–14 Great Holiday Fun! Kids First instructors raise the skill and excitement level for the campers by using 75% of the camp playing flag football games and 25% preparing the player’s fundamentals of the sport. Instruction includes: skill positioning training; techniques for speed and quickness; body balance; first step directional movements; football safety awareness, and sportsmanship. A championship flag football game is played on the final day: Bring your cameras! Min/Max: 8/24 Kids First, Instructors Leisure Center, Gym 12/20–12/23 Monday–Thursday 9:00–10:15am Ages 6–8 #3-41361-1 R: $59/NR: $74 Ages 9–14 10:15–11:30am R: $59/NR: $74

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Kids First Holiday Soccer Camp Ages 6–14 Put more soccer in your holiday season! Each day of camp includes both instruction and soccer games. Participants will have plenty of fun as experienced Kids First coaches teach the fundamental soccer techniques that give kids confidence. Players will be challenged to increase their competitive soccer skills through lots of safe game play. Instruction includes: first step directional movements; ball handling; headers; goalie positioning, and sportsmanship. Camp finishes on a high note with a championship soccer game! Feel the excitement of scoring a goal: sign up today! Min/Max: 8/24 Kids First, Instructors Prairie Lakes, North Gym 12/27–12/30 Monday–Thursday 11:30am–12:45pm Ages 6–8 #3-49031-1 R: $59/NR: $74 12:45–2:00pm Ages 9–14 #3-49031-2 R: $59/NR: $74

Kids First Flag Football Camp Ages 6–14, Grades 1–8 • Grouped by age Touchdown! This week-long instructional camp provides an ideal introduction to football. Beginners and advanced players ages 6–14 will be challenged. Coaches focus on teaching football safety, the fundamentals, and skills including: techniques per position; purpose factors; body balance; splits; first step directional movements; blocking; tackling; football awareness, and sportsmanship. In addition, players gain a greater understanding of health, fitness, and the nutrition needed to develop a stronger body that is so necessary for a competitive edge. Min/Max: 10/100 Monday–Friday, 9:00–10:30am 3/21–3/25 Prairie Lakes Field R: $83/NR: $104 #4-41361-1 Grades 1–3 Grades 4–8 #4-41361-2 Sports Saturdays Grades K–4 Park District program staff supervises young players in a variety of recreational sports and games including: kickball/softball; floor hockey; basketball, and much more! Players learn the basic skills of each sport, and scrimmage teams will be formed weekly for low key game play. Skill development, sportsmanship, and fun are stressed. Participants should wear a gym shirt or T-shirt, shorts, and gym shoes. Min/Max: 10/30 Ron Lewis, Program Coordinator Leisure Center, Gym 2/12–4/2* Saturday, 9:30–11:00am #4-41351-1 R: $32/NR: $38 *No class 3/26

Youth Tumbling

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 will learn increasingly more difficult moves with each succeeding program, from somersaults to flip-flops and walkovers. Min/Max: 4/10 Tuesday, times vary West Park, Fieldhouse R; $59/NR: $74 Kids First Sports Safety, Instructor Session 1 1/18–2/22 3/1–4/5 Session 2 Beginners 3–4 Tuesday, 5:30–6:15pm Session 1 Session 2

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Baseball and Softball Des Plaines Girls Softball, Inc.

Serving all Des Plaines girls ages 5–18 Registration for 2011 season: Register at Prairie Lakes January 13 7:00–9:00pm 1:00–4:00pm January 22 7:00–9:00pm February 1 Division Ages Junior Division 5–8 years (finishing grades K–2) Intermediate Division 9–11 years (finishing grades 3–5) Senior Division 12–15 years (Grades 6–9) Registrations received after February 25th will be placed on a waiting list, with no guarantee of placement. Registration in person is requested due to uniform sizing.

West Suburban League

This league is design for girls who are in high school sports and cannot play until their sports season is over. It is a fun house league that travels to different suburbs for competitive play. Season begins in June 2011 and lasts until the beginning of August. Deadline for registration is Friday, March 25, 2011. Make checks payable to: Des Plaines Girls Softball, Inc. For further information, please contact: Virginia Specchio, 847-297-0776, or email desplainesgirlssoftball@aol.com

Central Youth Baseball

Devon Higgins

Registration Will be held in January and February. You may also register by mail.

Ages: Players must reach 5th birthday and not reach 18th birthday by 4/30/10 to be eligible.

Clinics Will be held in February and March.

Cost: Ranges for $75 to $200. Also to be collected at time of registration is a refundable concession fee of $30. There will be a mandatory fundraiser for all players.

Formerly Central Little League Come play Little League Baseball! Visit www.centralyouthbaseball.net for additional details and registration information or contact Tom Ure at 847-824-6844. Ages Baseball instruction and games are offered to boys and girls ages 5–14 (as of May 1st).

Season Games are played from late April through the end of June. Games are played at Central Park fields, behind Central School. Tournaments All-Star teams play tournaments in July.

Des Plaines Baseball Inc.

Coed: Ages 5–18 This program offers based instruction, training, league games, and tournaments for players age 5–18. Players of all skill levels are welcome! Games are played at Arndt, Chippewa, West and Blackhawk Parks. Divisions Shetland: 5–6yrs • Pinto: 7–8 yrs Mustang: 9–10 yrs • Bronco: 11–12 yrs Pony: 13–14 yrs • Colt: 15–18* yrs. *Some restrictions for 18 year olds. Program Dates Evaluations held in March. Spring practice held in April. League games held May thru June. Tournaments held in July. Registration at Prairie Lakes: Noon–3pm Saturday, December 4 9am–noon Saturday, January 15 9am–noon Saturday, January 29 Noon–2pm Saturday, February 12 Bring a birth certificate if you’re a first time player. Registration forms are available on the website: www.dpbaseball.com, or register by mail. Fees: $50–$120

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Winter Clinic Drive Performance and Des Plaines Baseball coaches will help you develop your skills and get ready for the spring season at Winter Clinic! Skills development, fun, and sportsmanship are stressed. For dates and registration information, or to print out a registration form, go to: www.dpbaseball.com.

Registration and Tryouts for the 2011 season: Saturday, January 15 10:15am–noon Saturday, January 29 10:15am–noon Location: Rosemont Park District in Rosemont (Location subject to change). Indoor practice will be held early January at the Rosemont Recreation Center.

New: If new registration, player must bring a copy of birth certificate. If you have questions or need additional information please contact: Eileen Podgor, 847-698-4469 or visit the website at Devonhiggins.com


Basketball Girls Basketball League Grades 6–8 In this league, girls will develop their skills, learn sportsmanship, teamwork, and most importantly, have fun! Games are played on Saturday mornings at Prairie Lakes, beginning February 13. Practices begin the week of February 1. Each team practices once each week at a local school. Some games may be played at Chippewa School on Thursday evenings. Mary Dankowski and Jerry Stonequist, Program Coordinators 2/12–5/7* Saturday, times vary Prairie Lakes, Gym R: $94/NR: $141 *No games 3/26 Grade 6 #4-48076-6 Grade 7 #4-48077-7 Grade 8 #4-48078-8 Placement Evaluation Night Monday, January 17 Prairie Lakes, Gym Grade 6 5:00–6:00pm Grades 7 and 8 6:00–7:00pm Registration Deadline is January 18 If you can not attend placement night, please call Joshua Cantres, Athletic Supervisor, at 847-391-5711. Traveling In-House Girls Basketball We will be forming 6th, 7th and 8th grade Girl’s Traveling In-House Basketball teams to participate in a variety of tournaments during and after the in-house season. All participants must be enrolled in the in-house program to be considered. Tryouts will be held on January 24, from 6:30–8:00pm in the Prairie Lakes Gym. Program participation fee: $180 per player.

Chicago Bulls Basketball Camp Boys and Girls ages 6–14 The Bulls Basketball Schools hold camps Monday thru Wednesday in over 100 communities in the Chicago area, and over the years have provided instruction to nearly 12,000 young players. The goal of the program is to create a positive environment in which young players are taught the fundamentals of basketball. Enrollment is limited and camps fill up quickly, so sign up and secure your spot today! Chicago Bulls Basketball Camp instructors are college coaches, high school coaches, professional instructors, and student athletes who are certified and trained by the Chicago Bulls Training Academy. Participants receive: A Ball; Bulls T-Shirt; Bulls Player Evaluation Form, and a Bulls Graduation Certificate. Min/Max: 10/100 December 20–22 Monday–Wednesday 11:00am–1:00pm Prairie Lakes, South Gym $100 per person

Junior Warriors Youth Basketball Association

Boys, Grades 6–8 If you want to play competitive, fast-paced basketball, then this traveling league is for you. Tryouts are held the first three Sundays in December at Maine West High School. Fourth and fifth graders may try out for the sixth grade team. For more information, call Dan Aloisio at 847-298-6189. Please note: To be eligible to play on a Junior Warriors team, you must live within the Maine West High School boundaries.

Rookie Session Ages 5–8 #3-48121-1 Designed to teach basketball fundamentals. Veterans Sessions Ages 9–12 #3-48121-2 Designed to help players improve their individual skills, as well as their team skills.

Men’s Basketball Leagues • A and B Divisions

Ages 18+ We offer two different leagues, in order to accommodate all levels of play. The A Division is for teams composed of more highly skilled players who want to play in a more competitive league. The B Division is for teams still looking to play competitively, but the level of play is not as intense. Games are played by IHSA rules with IHSA officials. The Des Plaines Park District reserves the right to move a returning team to the league that is more appropriate for their level of skill. • Max: 16 teams • All teams are guaranteed 10 games • All teams will get uniform shirts for every player. Please send a letter of intent and league fees to: Joshua Cantres, Athletic Supervisor Prairie Lakes Community Center, 515 E. Thacker Street, Des Plaines, IL 60016 Include team name, captain’s name, address, and day and evening phone numbers.

Winter League

Your letter of intent, with payment, is due by January 28 for returning teams. Thereafter, all teams are on a first-come, first-served basis. Last day to register is February 4. Tuesday evenings • February 8–April 9 • Prairie Lakes, Gym $730 per team (A $100 non-resident deposit is already included.) Teams will receive refunds based on the number of non-residents on the roster. Uniform shirts are included.

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Tennis at River Trails

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cooperative agreement with the River Trails Tennis Center allows Des Plaines Park District residents to take tennis lessons at a discounted rate. Participants are required to bring their own racket, and dress in proper tennis attire. You may also enjoy the club amenities following your lessons: shower, sauna, whirlpool and TV lounge. Min/Max: 6 Instructor: River Trails Tennis Center Staff More information about River Trails is on their website: www.RiverTrailsTennis.net

Early Winter Sessions 8 weeks

January 3 – February 27

Late Winter Sessions 7 weeks February 28 – April 17

^ These classes are taught by the Program Director or Head Pro. Note: If you would like to request a day and time, we will try to build a class to accommodate.

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Tiny Tots (4-6 year olds) Early Winter Tuesday 4-5pm R: $188/NR: $235 4-41131-1 Wednesday 5-6pm R: $188/NR: $235 4-41131-2 R: $188/NR: $235 4-41131-3 Sunday 2-3pm

Late Winter R: $165/NR: $206 5-41131-1 R: $165/NR: $206 5-41131-2 R: $165/NR: $206 5-41131-3

Mighty Mites (6-8 year olds) R: $188/NR: $235 Tuesday 4-5pm Wednesday 4-5pm R: $188/NR: $235 Thursday 4:30-5:30pm R: $188/NR: $235 Sunday 3-4pm R: $188/NR: $235

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Hot Shots (8-10 year olds) Mondays 6-7pm R: $188/NR: $235 Thursday 5:30-6:30pm R: $188/NR: $235 Saturday noon-1pm R: $188/NR: $235 Sunday 3-4pm R: $188/NR: $235

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Middle School Training (11-14 year olds) Monday 6-7pm R: $188/NR: $235 4-41142-1 Thursday 5:30-6:30pm R: $188/NR: $235 4-41142-2 Sunday 4-5pm R: $188/NR: $235 4-41142-3

R: $165/NR: $206 5-41142-1 R: $165/NR: $206 5-41142-2 R: $165/NR: $206 5-41142-3

Future Stars (10-14 year olds) Mondays 4-5:30pm R: $282/NR: $353 Wednesday 5-6:30pm R: $282/NR: $353 Thursday 4-5pm R: $282/NR: $353 Saturday noon-1:30pm R: $282/NR: $353

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Tournament Training (11-18 year olds) Monday 4-5:30pm R: $282/NR: $353 Wednesday 4:30-6pm R: $282/NR: $353 Fri. Match Play 5-6:30pm R: $282/NR: $353 Sunday 12:30-2pm R: $282/NR: $353

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Tennis at River Trails Adult (18+)

Adult Beginner Monday 6-7pm Tuesday 11-noon Tuesday 6:30-7:30pm Wednesday 10-11am Thursday 5:30-6:30 Saturday 9-10am Sunday 4-5pm

Early Winter R: $220/NR: $275 R: $188/NR: $235 R: $220/NR: $275 R: $188/NR: $235 R: $220/NR: $275 R: $220/NR: $275 R: $220/NR: $275

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R: $193/NR: $241 R: $165/NR: $206 R: $193/NR: $241 R: $165/NR: $206 R: $193/NR: $241 R: $193/NR: $241 R: $193/NR: $241

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Advanced Beginner Tuesday 9:30-11am Tuesday 6:30-7:30pm Thursday 5:30-6:30pm Friday 9:30-11am Saturday 10-11am Sunday 4-5pm

R: $282/NR: $345 R: $220/NR: $270 R: $220/NR: $270 R: $282/NR: $345 R: $220/ NR: $270 R: $220/NR: $270

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Intermediate Monday 9:30-11am Monday 5:30-7pm Wednesday 6-7:30pm Thursday 9:30-11am Friday 9:30-11am Sunday 5-6:30pm

R: $282/NR: $345^ 4-41138-1 R: $330/NR: $413 4-41138-2 R: $330/NR: $413^ 4-41138-3 R: $282/NR: $345 4-41138-4 R: $282/NR: $345^ 4-41138-5 R: $282/NR: $345 4-41138-6

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Advanced Intermediate Monday 5:30-7pm R: $330/NR: $413^ 4-41139-1 Wednesday 8:30-10am R: $282/NR: $345^ 4-41139-2 Thursday 10-11:30am R: $282/NR: $345 4-41139-3 Friday 10:30am-noon R: $282/NR: $345 4-41139-4 R: $282/NR: $345 4-41139-5 Sunday 5-6:30pm

R: $289/NR: $361^ 5-41139-1 R: $247/NR: $309^ 5-41139-2 R: $247/NR: $309 5-41139-3 R: $247/NR: $309 5-41139-4 R: $247/NR: $309 5-41139-5

Advanced Tuesday 9-10:30am Wednesday 6-7:30pm

R: $247/NR: $309^ 5-41140-1 R: $289/NR: $361^ 5-41140-2

R: $282/NR: $345^ 4-41140-1 R: $330/NR: $413 4-41140-2

Cardio Tennis Classes (heart pumping fun and fitness with music) R: $164/NR: $205 4-41141-1 R: $144/NR: $180 Monday 11am-noon Wed. 7:30-8:30am R: $164/NR: $205 4-41141-2 R: $144/NR: $180 Wed. 11:00am-noon R: $164/NR: $205 4-41141-3 R: $144/NR: $180 Friday 7:30-8:30am R: $164/NR: $205 4-41141-4 R: $144/NR: $180 Friday 9-10am R: $164/NR: $205 4-41141-5 R: $144/NR: $180 Friday 10-11am R: $164/NR: $205 4-41141-6 R: $144/NR: $180

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Dog Obedience Training Sheryl Phelps, Instructor • Owners must be at least 10 years old and accompanied by an adult for class. • Dogs must successfully pass the previous level before advancing. • Do not buy any equipment prior to the first class. Proper equipment will be discussed and available at the first meeting. Please bring to the first class: 1. Health information, rabies number, health certificate, and date of last vet visit. 2. Paper towels and plastic bags. 3. Paper and pen. 4. Your dog. Beginning Obedience Must be at least 5 months old. Tired of your dog dragging you down the street? Is he/she destructive? Learn to enjoy your dog and get control! Basic obedience will be taught. Your dog will learn to walk nicely at your side, stay when told, and come when called. Problem solving will also be covered. Rally/Intermediate Learn Rally, the newest sport for your dog, following a set course of signs. Novice level is all on-leash, and very positive for the dog. All participants must already be able to do basic levels of obedience to attend this class.

Obedience Class Schedule

Thursdays • January 13 – March 10 • No class 2/24 Leisure Center, Gym • Min/Max: 8/14 R: $48/NR: $60 • 8 weeks Beginning Obedience 7:00–8:00pm

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Rally/Intermediate 9:00–10:00pm

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When registering, please use the owner’s information for the participant’s name and birth date. Include the dog’s name, in parenthesis. All obedience classes use the Leisure Center Service Door entrance, from the north parking lot.

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LAKE PARK MEMORIAL PAVILION

BUY A BRICK

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.

Affiliated Organizations Art Guild....................................................... Joan Heath Fortner.......................... 847 - 824 -7 918 Bridge Club................................................... Dee Randmark................................ 847 - 506 -9 905 Des Plaines Camera Club............................. Jerry Hug........................................ 847 - 299 -9 090 Community Concert Band............................. Don Moeller.................................... 847 - 375 -7 642 Des Plaines Arts Council............................... Linda Traina.................................... 847 - 391 -5 711 Des Plaines Historical Society...................... Joy Matthiessen.............................. 847 - 391 -5 399 Des Plaines Senior Woodcarvers.................. John DeMuth.................................. 847 - 827 -4 223 Garden Club.................................................. Margareta Josephson....................... 847 - 296 -4 540 Junior Warriors Basketball............................ Dan Aloisio..................................... 847 - 298 -6 189 Lunkerbusters.............................................. Nick Pistolis.................................... 847 - 824 -9 691 M-NASR........................................................ Jen Reyes....................................... 847 - 966 -5 522 NW Symphony Orchestra.............................. www.NorthwestSymphony.org............ 847 - 577 -1 300 Pinochle Club............................................... Nancy Schacht................................ 847 - 824 -5 883 Rand Park Dog Training Club........................ Jean Ungar..................................... 847 - 296 -2 587 Des Plaines River Racers Swim Team.......................................... info@desplainesswimming.org Senior Center............................................... Ron Buch....................................... 847 - 768 -5 944 Yacht Club.................................................... Lake Park Clubhouse....................... 847 - 391 -5 730 Central Little League.................................... Tom Ure..........................www.centrallittleleague.net Devon–Higgins.............................................. Eileen Podgor.................................. 847 - 698 -4 469 Des Plaines Baseball, Inc............................. www.dpbaseball.com......... dpbaseball@comcast.net Des Plaines Girls Softball............................. Virginia Specchio............................. 847 - 297 -0 776 Jr. Warriors Football & Cheerleading............. Joe Morella..................................... 847 - 993 -5 923 “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 Mike Lake, President Mathews Abraham Noreen Newton Dave Markworth Carol Shannon Terry Shannon Mike Van Slambrouck Joe Weber, 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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Des Plaines Historical Society 781 Pearson Street • 847-391-5399 • www.desplaineshistory.org Come enjoy the Kinder House Museum, the Fisher-Wright House, the Visitor Center, and Yesterdays Gift Shop.

Connecting the Past, Present, and Future of Des Plaines.

Chicago and Northwestern locomotive in Des Plaines, undated. Ellinwood Street, 1979 Ray Kroc's McDonald's restaurant No. 1, 1976

The construction of Brown's Department Store in 1900, at Miner and Pearson Streets Runde’s Dairy Store, circa 1946 The Villas, 1929

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Frisbie Senior Center 52 Northwest Highway

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, Big Band, 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 offered at the Frisbie Senior Center on a regular basis throughout the month and are provided in privacy through cooperation of community members who volunteer their time and talents. Please call us at 847-768-5944 with any questions or to make an appointment. Blood Pressure Check: 9:00–10:00am 4th Thursday of the month. Medical Closet: Rent medical equipment for a small fee. Monday–Friday 8:30am to 4:00pm. Notary Public: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, from 8:30am–4:00pm, contact Toni Ulett. Resource Center: Stella Noskina, with the Council for Jewish Elderly, will be at the Center on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 9:00am–3:30pm, to help you with all of your resource needs. Senior Employment: Tues 12:00–4:00pm and Wed 9:00–noon Call 847-768-5944 x236 for an appointment. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

“The Place with the Grandma Taste”

Come join us in the Cumberland Café located inside the Frisbie Senior Center. Open Monday–Friday, 8:30am–2:00pm. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Membership Information New members are always welcome, however you do not have to be a member to participate. Membership includes a subscription to our monthly newsletter, the SENIOR ADVISOR. Anyone over the age of 18 can participate in our programs and trips.

847-768-5944

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 and 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.

We’re not your grandmother’s Senior Center!

Senior Center Staff Ron Buch CEO/President Melissa Kalliantasis Program Manager John R. Smith Travel Manager John Menardi Finance Manager Toni Ulett Head Receptionist Dennis Rosa Service Coordinator Carlos Garcia Café Manager Edwin Alvarenga Line Cook Antonio Gutierrez Service Assistant

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RESALE SHOP

Now Open next door to the Frisbie Senior Center. Donations accepted, volunteers needed. Please call 847-768-7055 with any questions.

Hours Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9:30am – 6:00pm

Upcoming Events December 4 Breakfast with Santa February Valentine Bowl –––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Upcoming Trips

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 9:30am – 4:00pm

November 30–December 2 Christmas at Frankenmuth’s Bavarian Inn Lodge

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December 5–9 Vermont County Christmas

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: 847-768-5944.

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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 Jennifer Reyes at 847-966-5522.

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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


2011 January 8, 2011 Registration by January 6 is required. Come out and enjoy six holes of golf in the glorious warmth of the January sunshine. Ages 8 and up. Chili is the main course, with plenty of coffee and hot chocolate to keep you warm.

Fill out and mail registration to: Chili Open • 2222 Birch Street • Des Plaines, IL 60018 Or fax registration to: 847-391-5707

Ties will be determined by a coin flip, or the fastest lap swimmer in the Lake!

Name: ________________________________________________________________ Address: ______________________________________________________________

TEE TIMES 10:00 am–noon

City: ___________________________ Zip: ___________ Phone: _________________

REGISTRATION DEADLINE 5:00 pm January 5

REQUESTED TEE TIME ______________ E-mail: _____________________________

Call for late registration: 847-391-5730

Playing Group:

PRIZES 10 Play Passes • Golf Balls New Golf Center Des Plaines Reloadable Range Cards

(Please print clearly) Name: _______________________________________________________________ Name: _______________________________________________________________ Name: _______________________________________________________________ Name: _______________________________________________________________ Fee Enclosed: $_______________

Resident Fee: $18 (golf & lunch) • $10 (lunch only) Non Resident Fee: $23 (golf & lunch) • $10 (lunch only) Program Registration Code # 4-05011-1


General Information Tree of Life Program Through the Park District Tree of Life program you can commemorate a special of Life Program event,Tree individual or group by having a tree planted in any one of the districts 58 parks. The program is a great way for individuals to enhance the environment, become involved in their community and beautify the neighborhood parks. The program provides the donor with a bronze leaf for a personalized inscription. This leaf becomes one of the many bronze leaf plaques that surround a tree sculpture displayed in the lobby area of the Administrative and Leisure Center or at the Prairie Lakes Community Center. The Tree of Life program fee is $300, and includes a 20 year replacement guarantee on each tree donation. In addition, 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: due to the popularity of Prairie Lakes and Lake Park for planting memorial trees, the need for tree donation at these park sites has diminished. Planting locations are limited at these two park sites and we may not be able to accommodate your request. However, we have now expanded our program to include existing trees, other site amenities and park benches. The fee per bench is $650 and includes a personalized engraved plate, which is attached to the backrest of the seat. For more information, please contact: Jay Zahn, Assistant Superintendent of Parks, at 847-391-5744.

Building, Facility and Room Rentals

Since Park District programs have first priority, and generally use all buildings, Monday through Friday, more facility rentals are available on Saturdays and Sundays. Kitchen facilities are designed for limited food preparation. Equipment provided: a range, an oven and a refrigerator. Facilities are not available on legal holidays. Rental Facilities Available: • Lake Park Picnic Shelter..................................100 person capacity (outdoor grill available) • Prairie Lakes Mt. View Room 1.......................... 35 person capacity • Prairie Lakes Mt. View Room 2.......................... 65 person capacity • 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 you 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 Prairie Lakes Theater seats up to 298, and is available for daily and weekly rentals to groups, individuals, and organizations for special events, training programs, concerts, plays and musicals. Please contact Shelli Sarg, Prairie Lakes Manager: 847-391-5711.

Dog and Animal Ordinance

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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 schedules 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 longer 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 Des Plaines Park District 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 Policy

Photographs and videos are periodically taken of participants during programs, special events, trips or at the parks. These photographs may be used in Park District publications and local newspapers.

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 to equipment, supplies and facilities. • Refrain from disparaging remarks that include 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 Linda Traina, who will work 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.

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 847-966-5522 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. • 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 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 Fall program registration dates: Residents: Monday, November 29 Non–Residents: Monday, December 6 Classes begin Monday, January 10 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: 8:30am–5:00pm Monday–Friday Please bring proof of residency. Your registration will be time-stamped in the order received. 2. Drop-off Leisure Center, 2222 Birch Street Hours: 7:00am–9:00pm Monday–Friday 8:30am–6:00pm Saturday 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, 11/29 for residents, and 12:01am, 12/6 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.

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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 $125, 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 847-391-5711.

Creative Corner Refund Policy • 95% for all refunds received and DATE STAMPED by September 7, 2010 • 90% refund for all refunds received and DATE STAMPED after September 7, 2010 • 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.

Register early to avoid program cancellations.

Find it all at www.DPParks.org

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Administrative & Leisure Center • 2222 Birch Street • Des Plaines, IL 60018 P: 847-391-5700 Z F: 847-391-5707 Z www.DPParks.org Winter 2011 Registration Dates

Park Board Meetings

Residents ......................................... Monday, November 29 Non–Residents .................................. Monday, December 6 Classes Begin....................................... Monday, January 10

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

Winter Program Registration Hours Monday–Friday, beginning Nov. 29........... 8:30am–5:00pm Online: November 29 and December 6 ................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, Des Plaines Library, and Des Plaines History Center. You can also view the entire Spectrum on our website: www.DPParks.org. Spring 2011 Registration Dates Residents ................................................. Monday, March 7 Non–Residents ...................................... Monday, March 14 Classes Begin..............................................Monday, April 4

Leisure Center Winter Hours Building Hours Weekdays..................................................7:00 am–9:30 pm Saturdays..................................................8:30 am–6:00 pm Sundays ....................................................1:00 pm–6:00 pm Building Closed: November 25; December 24 Regular Office Hours Monday–Friday.........................................8:30 am–5:00 pm Saturday & Sunday.................................................... Closed Office Closed: November 25; November 26 December 24; December 31

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

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

Contact Us General Inquiries pr@ desplainesparks.org Staff e-mail addresses are listed on the website: DPParks.org Administrative Staff • 847-391-5700 John P. Hecker, Executive Director jh @ desplainesparks.org Gayle Mountcastle, Superintendent of Recreation gm @ desplainesparks.org Paul A. Cathey, Superintendent of Parks paulc @ desplainesparks.org Donald Miletic, Superintendent of Finance dm @ desplainesparks.org Parks Department Staff • 847-391-5744 Jay Zahn, Assistant Superintendent of Parks Doug Dohlen, Facility Maintenance Supervisor Ed Kelley, Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor Steve Krotz, Landscape Maintenance Supervisor Don Prellberg, Bldg. and Facility Maintenance Supervisor Recreation Department Staff Linda Traina, Asst. Superintendent of Recreation 847-391-5711 Jennifer Boys, Asst. Superintendent of Facilities 847-803-4653 Joshua Cantres, Athletic Supervisor 847-391-5711 Brian Panek, Manager, Facilities/Youth Programs 847-391-5700 Karyn Roth, Recreation Supervisor 847-391-5700 Shelli Sarg, Community Center Manager 847-391-5711 Nancy Suwalski, Cultural Arts Supervisor 847-391-5711

General Information Building Rentals Program & Events Update Hotline TTY/TTD Des Plaines History Center 781 Pearson Street, 60016 Frisbie Senior Center 52 Northwest Highway, 60016 M-NASR 6820 Dempster Street, Morton Grove, IL 60053

847-391-5705 847-391-5705 847-966-8897 847-391-5399 847-768-5944 847-966-5522


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oin us, as we once again turn Lake Park into a magical place full of sparkling lights and decorated trees, with entertainment, food, fun and games for the whole family. Your favorite walk-around characters will be there, including Ronald McDonald, Skates, Sky Guy, Hubert, Jewels the Clown, and Kiwi the Clown. Special activities include horse-drawn sleigh rides through the park, arts and crafts, winter games, lots of great music and entertainment by local groups and, of course, Santa will be there! Mark your calendar now for these fun-filled days!

Free Admission! B Free Pictures with Santa! In heated tents and the Lake Park Clubhouse. 1015 Howard Avenue, just west of Lee Street. .........................................................

N ew this year: The Optimist Club of Des Plaines Holiday Tree Lot is moving to Lake Park! This popular

annual holiday tradition will open on Friday, November 26, at the Lake Park Memorial Pavilion on Lee Street. Beautiful trees, handmade wreaths and garland will be for sale through December 23. All proceeds benefit children.  Monday–Friday 4:00–8:00pm; Saturday 9:00am–8:00pm; Sunday noon–8:00pm.  Free pictures with Santa on Saturdays, from 11:00am–2:00pm. Tell your friends, and come see us at our new location! Visit www.dpoptimist.org.


Winter Spectrum Program Guide 2011  

The Winter 2011 Program Guide for the Des Plaines Park District. Hundreds of classes, programs, and events, from Aquatics to Zumba.

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