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Fox Valley Park District

SPRING 2013

Classes, programs & events for Families  ■ Children ■ Adults ■  Active Adults

ON THE RUN

Hit the trail for 5K Spring Gallop p. 6 & 32

Clean, Green parks Help make a difference at annual Spring Spruce-Up p. 7 & 62

Get CREATIVE! New fine arts classes inside p. 66 & 67

foxvalleyparkdistrict.org Resident Registration begins Feb. 16


utive Director... A message from our Exis ec ersations revolve around always enlightening. Most often, our conv

their input alking with fellow residents and seeking life. the ways the Park District helps them enjoy all and yles lifest e activ , parks , ation recre ng our communities so attractive for us to maki in role impact – and fills an important That the Park District has such a positive was live, play and work – is truly gratifying. other’s best interests, and that sentiment lity to our residents. We look out for each But the Park District also has a responsibi e the tax levy for a second straight year. a major factor in our recent decision to freez has presented. Rather than levying the financial challenges this fragile economy and ents resid for tion idera cons of out so We did law, we opted for smaller tax receipts. nt – means the Park District will not be a 3 percent increase that was allowable by tax bill – which accounts for about 5 perce erty prop your of on porti ict Distr Park A zero-percent increase on the years running, dating back to 2010. a responsibility to receiving any additional tax receipts for two quality for which we are known. We have events will stay at the same high level of and rams prog programs that ces, dized servi our subsi ue, and ip reven ed larsh Even with reduc with the traditional scho -ranging variety of year-round activities, along wide a offer to nue conti will we and our residents, ents. the short term and long term – is a plan extend recreational opportunities to all resid smart, cost-saving measures that balance with ined comb – s front all on ency effici Continuing to operate with high be fiscally responsible to taxpayers. approved by lence while balancing our commitment to . In 2008, a $44.8 million referendum was that will allow us to maintain a level of excel onship with our residents, and vice-versa relati solid a build us d helpe has h able. whic desir It’s that type of trust projects that residents deemed most , we’ve utilized most of those funds on the trails, renovation of dozens of 65 percent of residents. In the five years since ting) of open space, expansion of regional coun (and acres 112 of tion serva n/pre isitio Among the promises fulfilled was the acqu s Complex. , Red Oak Nature Center and Stuart Sport al improvement plan will be parks and major upgrades at Blackberry Farm But now we’re switching gears. The capit ion. truct cons new and nsion expa of s term in busy been These last several years have ining everything we’ve put in place. there. budget will go toward maintaining and susta so much in getting to the top; it’s staying scaled back, and the vast majority of our d us get here. As they say, the challenge isn’t helpe e you’v and , point this to get to hard We’ve worked will keep use here for a long time. and together, we’ve charted a course that The view is looking pretty good these days, Let’s enjoy ourselves!

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Nancy McCaul, CPRP Fox Valley Park District Executive Director

Board of Trustees Dan Barreiro Theodia Gillespie Paul Greviskes Nancy Hopp

Rachel Ossyra Chris Studebaker Bill Thompson

Executive Director Nancy McCaul, CPRP

1947

65 YEARS

2012

Our Mission

Enrich our community with fun, diverse and safe park and recreation experiences through environmentally and fiscally responsible actions. 1947

65 YEARS

2012

630-897-0516

Administrative Staff Diana Erickson

Director of Finance & Administration 630-897-0516

Mike Erickson

Director of Parks & Facility Maintenance 630-897-0516

Laurie Hoffman

Director of Recreation & Communications 630-897-0516

Mark Johnson, CPRP Chief of Park Police & Public Safety 630-264-7421

Jeff Palmquist, CPRP Director of Planning, Development & Grants 630-897-0516

Debbie Thompson

Executive Assistant & Assistant Board Secretary 630-897-0516 2

The Fox Valley Park District has been awarded the country’s most prestigious honor in the parks and recreation profession, winning the 2009 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management as presented by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration and the National Recreation and Park Association.

The Fox Valley Park District has been recognized as an Illinois Association of Park Districts and Illinois Park and Recreation Association Distinguished Agency, the highest award an agency can receive from either association.


Resident registration begins Feb. 16

What’s Inside…

Contents

Special Events

4

Shows

99

Healthy Youth Fitness Fun Fair for Kids, p. 4, 11

Health, Wellness & Fitness

9

Tours & Visits

101

E-Fit Interactive Fitness Room

17

Prime Times

104

Paddle the Fox River Mid-American Canoe/Kayak Race is June 2, p. 7, 12

Sports

18

Birthday Parties

108

Baseball

22

Fox Force Volunteer Program

113

Basketball

25

Red Oak Nature Center

116

Soccer

27

Outdoor Facilities

117

Tennis

28

Blackberry Farm

120

Volleyball

31

Vaughan Aquatic Center

123

Fitness & Technology Eola’s Interactive Gaming Arcade, p. 17

Golf

33

Vaughan Field House

124

Aquatics

35

Vaughan Tennis Center

125

On The Run Blackberry 5K Spring Gallop, p. 6, 32

Martial Arts

42

Vaughan Fitness Center

126

Cheer & Poms

47

Eola Fitness Center

128

Tons of Fun Indoor Playhouse for Kids, p. 36

Gymnastics & Tumbling

48

Prisco Fitness Center

131

Nature Programs

56

Orchard Valley Golf Course

132

Tap some Sap! MapleFest at Red Oak, p. 6, 57

Just for Scouts

61

Orchards Restaurant

133

Beautifying Your Parks Volunteer for Spring Spruce-Up, p. 7, 62

Arts & Crafts

63

Información en Español

134

Medley

68

Registration Information

135

Spring Break Camps

74

Registration Form

136

School Connections

75

Activity Guide Information

137

Flower Power! Planting Parties at the Parks, p. 7, 72

Creative Play Preschool

77

Staff & Facility Directory

138

Early Childhood

81

Community Center Information 139

Deals and Discoveries Community-wide Garage Sale, p. 7, 72

Dance

89

Index

140

Drama

94

FVSRA

142

Music

97

A Senior Stroll Golden Foxes Walking Club, p. 14, 107 Get Fit Together Group Exercise at Vaughan, Eola, p. 16

High in the Sky Family Kite Day, p. 5, 65

Spring Activity Guide 2013 Managing Editors Editor Editorial Assistants Graphics Photography

Jeff Long, CPRP and Dawn Hartman, CPRP Kathryn Funk Debbie Smith, CPRP, Erika Swanson and Ashley Gerken Dawn Hartman, CPRP and Erika Swanson Mary Beth Nolan

The Fox Valley Park District’s comprehensive Activity Guide is published four times a year. Please keep your guide to refer to throughout the season. Park District residents receive the guide right on their doorstep! If your doorstep is missed during the delivery process, please email your address and ZIP Code to delivery@fvpd.net or leave a message on our delivery hotline at 630-966-4544. The Activity Guide also can be downloaded at foxvalleyparkdistrict.org.

Mark your Calendar! Resident Registration Begins Saturday, Feb. 16 8:30 a.m. Non-resident Registration Begins Monday, Feb. 25 8:30 a.m. 3


Fun for everyone!

Special Events At Our Community Centers

Fitness Fun Fair for Kids

Get the kids moving at the Fitness Fun Fair for Kids. This actionpacked day includes fun and healthy activities, entertainment, inflatables, contests and more. (JM)

Fr e

e!

Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Free

Vaughan Athletic Center

Day

Date

Time

Sa

Feb. 16

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Children’s Book Fair at Vaughan From infants to high schoolers, the Vaughan Athletic Center Children’s Book Fair will benefit young readers of all ages. Proceeds benefit the Vaughan Athletic Center Child Care area and our continued mission to provide low-cost children’s programs. (LP) Age

Location

All ages

Vaughan Athletic Center

Perform It Series Showcase: ‘Grease’ This specialized performance class will perform family-friendly songs, dances and short acting scenes from ‘Grease’ in a final showcase. Actors will wear costumes reminiscent of the musical, and audience members can look forward to popular songs such as ‘Summer Nights,’ ‘Born To Hand Jive,’ ‘Greased Lightnin’ and ‘We Go Together.’ Tickets available beginning Jan. 30 at Prisco. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. (KD) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y and up

$2

MIN: 50 / MAX: 200

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59963

W

March 13

7 p.m.

Bunny Brunch Parents and their children can enjoy a brunch buffet, music, egg hunt and a visit with the Easter Bunny. There will be great photo opportunities, so parents should remember to bring a camera! Registration deadline is March 21. (CJ)

Day

Date

Time

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Sa

Feb. 16

8:30 a.m. to noon

1Y and up

Adults: $9(R) / $12(N) Children: $8(R) / $10(N) Children under 1: Free

MIN: 30 / MAX: 200

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60444

Sa

March 23

10:30 a.m. to noon

Dad & Son Superhero Night! Dads and sons... ASSEMBLE! Transform into the superhero within you and join us for a ‘Dark Night’ full of games, crafts, snack time and fighting off evil-doers! (KB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 6Y

Couples: $19(R) / $29(N) Each add’l child: $9(R) / $14(N)

MIN: 25 / MAX: 65

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60441

F

March 1

6:30 to 8 p.m.

Scholarship Opportunities Look for this icon for progams that offer scholarship opportunities. Residents who qualify receive up to $40 per program season. See page 137 for more information. 4

Spring Break Art Show: “Let Your Imagination Soar” This Spring Break Art Show features the artwork of children in the community. This year’s theme, ‘Let Your Imagination Soar,’ encourages kids to illustrate anything from superheroes to make-believe worlds. Artists who would like to submit must be age 18 or under, and only two entries are allowed per child. Maximum size of artwork is 18 by 18 inches. Artwork labeled with name, age, school and phone number can be brought to Prisco Community Center starting Monday, March 25. No entries will be accepted later than Wednesday, March 27, at 5 p.m. There is no fee for artists to show art work. Tickets to the Art Show are available beginning March 5 at Prisco. (KD) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

All ages

$2

MIN: 40 / MAX: 200

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61458

Th

March 28

6 to 8:30 p.m.


Special Events

Registration begins Feb. 16

Spring Break Talent Show Performance

So You Think You Can Dance Performance

Singers, dancers, comedians, jugglers and performers with special skills will show off their talent in the 2nd Annual Spring Break Talent Show. Audience members can witness and support the talent of the Fox Valley community. Popcorn, snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. Tickets available beginning March 5 at Prisco. (KD)

Dancers will be chosen in advance (auditions May 1) to perform solos, duets and group numbers during the evening of entertainment. Finalists will compete in a variety of dance styles such as contemporary, hip-hop, jazz, musical theatre, tap and ballet. Any tie in votes will be broken with a dance-off between contestants. A panel of guest judges will share their opinions and help determine the winner of the evening’s competition. Tickets available beginning May 1 at Prisco. (KD)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

All ages

$4

MIN: 50 / MAX: 200

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

7 p.m.

All ages

$5

MIN: 30 / MAX: 200

Prisco Community Center

61630

Th

March 28

Parker’s Children’s Theatre: ‘The Three Little Pigs’ Musical The Fox Valley Park District’s professional theatre company presents the traditional and well-known tale of the three little pigs, with a twist. The three little pigs leave home and build their houses, only to meet up with the hungry wolf (little do they know that she’s a vegetarian!). One by one she blows their houses down. In the end, the pigs learn to use common sense, and the wolf learns to control her temper. The play uses song and story to teach about anger, bullying, friendship, tolerance and family. Tickets available beginning Feb. 16 at Prisco. (KD) Age

Fee

Class Size

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60446

F

May 10

7:30 p.m.

Perform It Series Showcase: Disney Musical Revue This specialized performance class will perform family-friendly songs, dances and short acting scenes from Disney movie musicals in a final showcase. Audience members can look forward to popular songs such as ‘Be Our Guest,’ ‘Part of Your World’ and ‘Hakuna Matata.’ Tickets available beginning April 17 at Prisco. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. (KD)

Location

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

$2

MIN: 20 / MAX: 150

Prisco Community Center

All ages

$5

MIN: 30 / MAX: 200

Prisco Community Center

All ages

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

61557

M

May 20

7 p.m.

60445

Sa

April 13

Junior Theatre: ‘James and the Giant Peach’ Watch as Roald Dahl’s story comes hilariously to life in this delightful dramatization that reveals the wickedness of some, the goodness of others, and the indecision encountered by many when they are faced with crises. Meet James, the wise Old-Green-Grasshopper and the pessimistic Earthworm. Along the way see James’ mean Aunt Spiker and cruel Aunt Sponge come to a suitably sticky end, and watch as James cleverly gets the Peach out of danger. Tickets available beginning March 11 at Prisco. (KD) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

All ages

$5

MIN: 40 / MAX: 200

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60439

Sa

April 20

2 p.m.

60440

Su

April 21

2 p.m.

Spend Some Time Together The Fox Valley Park District offers unique opportunities for families to spend time together. Let our programs create connections and make memories between you and the little ones in your life!

Family Kite Day The whole family is invited to enjoy this forgotten pastime. We’ll provide the kites, and hopefully some wind! Please pre-register by May 1 to allow for an accurate count of kites for the event. (JHP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

All ages

$2(R) / $4(N) Children 3 & under: Free

MIN: 40 / MAX: 300

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60420

Sa

May 4

10 a.m. to noon

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Special Events At Red Oak Nature Center

At Blackberry Farm Easter Egg Bone Hunt for Dogs

MapleFest

Calling all dogs to Blackberry Farm for the 1st Easter Egg Bone Hunt! Dogs will be divided into two categories: under and over 50 lbs. The eggs will all have Milk-Bones inside them, and one golden egg will be hidden for each of the two groups to find. Owners should bring along the camera—the Easter Bunny will be on hand to pose with the pups. Dogs must be leashed for the event. You will only need to register the dog for the event. (SS) (JHP)

Watch how maple sap is turned into delicious maple syrup. Learn how people through history, and even animals like woodpeckers, have tapped maple trees for maple sap. Programs begin on the hour: 9, 10 and 11 a.m.; noon and 1 p.m. No registration is required. Maple-themed snacks and hot beverages will be available for a small fee. (MG)

Fr e

e!

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$5(R) / $10(N)

MIN: 25 / MAX: 50

Blackberry Farm

All ages & adults

Free

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Dog Size

Day

Date

Time

Sa

March 16

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Time

60537

Sa

March 23

10 to 11 a.m.

Under 50 lbs.

60538

Sa

March 23

10 to 11 a.m.

50 lbs. and over

Recycled Can Olympics: Celebrate Earth Day Blackberry Farm 5K Spring Gallop This CARA-certified run/walk is a great way to kick off the running season on the right foot. Set amid the natural beauty of Blackberry Farm, the course combines the paved trails of the Virgil Gilman Trail and loops around picturesque Lake Gregory. The Jaguar chip timing system will be used. An official race T-shirt is included for those who register by noon on March 22; day-of fee applies after that. (SS) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

10Y and up

Pre-registration: $28 individual / $24 CARA member Day-of registration (before March 22): $33 individual / $29 CARA member

MIN: 100 / MAX: 600

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

58741

Sa

March 30

8:30 to 10 a.m.

Bring your family or group to Red Oak for our Recycled Can Olympics. Check out some updated exhibits and try your luck at the variety of games using nothing but cans! The celebration is an “open house” format. As your “ticket” for admission, each participant needs to bring 12 washed, rinsed aluminum cans that will be incorporated into the games and recycled at day’s end. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Groups of 10 or more please register by calling Red Oak. Call 630-897-1808 for more information. (MG)

Fr e

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Age

Fee

Location

All ages & adults

Free

Red Oak Nature Center

Day

Date

Time

Sa

April 20

1 to 3 p.m.

LEGO Bash at Blackberry Farm Calling all LEGO fans! Check out amazing LEGO displays presented by members of ChiLUG (Chicago Area LEGO Users Group). They will showcase LEGO train layouts in addition to awesome scenes and 3D creations. Enjoy a complimentary train ride around Lake Gregory. Additional rides are $1 per person. (LB) Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$4(R) / $5(N)

Blackberry Farm

Day

Date

Time

Sa

April 27

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Su

April 28

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Parker’s Children’s Theater proudly presents

Saturday, April 13 2:30 p.m.

Prisco Community Center Tickets: $5 Barcode: 60445

The traditional and well-known tale, with a twist! The play uses song and story to teach about anger, friendship, tolerance and family.

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Tickets available starting Feb. 16 at Prisco Community Center.


Special Events Around Fox Valley Spring Spruce-Up

Flower Power Planting Parties

Community-wide Garage Sale

Scout groups, church groups, e! students, friends and families are invited to help spruce up local parks by picking up litter and more. What a great opportunity to celebrate Earth Week. Call 630-9664555 to volunteer. (DS)

This one-day event is open to e! volunteers who would like to help beautify their communities. Join park District greenhouse crews at select sites to put the trowels and shovels to dirt and plant a variety of annuals and perennials, then enjoy the natural beauty all season long! (HW)

Sellers and buyers—save the date for this popular spring event! Sellers get two 9-by-18-foot parking spaces and one 8-foot table plus advertising to bring plenty of buyers to the event. Buyers get free admission for one-stop shopping with up to 35 garage sales in one location. Proceeds from rental spaces go toward the Creative Play preschool program at the Prisco Community Center. (CJ)

Fr e

Fr e

Age

Fee

Day

Date

Time

All ages

Free

Sa

April 20

9:30 a.m. to noon

Park/Trail

Street Address

Gilman Trail/ Blackberry Farm

100 S. Barnes Road

Indian Creek Park

Molitor Road

North Aurora Island Park

State St. Bridge (south)

South Island Park

Ashland Avenue Bridge

Spring Lake Park

McCoy Drive and Gregory Street

Waubonsie Lake Park

Montgomery Road and Kautz Road

Age

Fee

Locations

10Y and up

Free

Eola Community Center and Vaughan Athletic Center

Day

Date

Time

Sa

May 18

9 to 11 a.m.

Save the Dates! Mid-American Canoe & Kayak Race Experience the excitement of paddling the scenic Fox River while enjoying this classic tradition that dates back to the 1960s. Paddlers of all ages and abilities are welcome. Two race lengths are offered – with start lines in St. Charles (10 miles) and Batavia (6 miles) – both finishing with a post-race lunch party and awards ceremony at McCullough Park. Pre-race pickup from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 31, and from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 1, at Prisco Community Center. (JI) Age

Day

Date

All ages

Su

June 2

Time

Fee*

Starting Location

9 a.m.

Adult Team: $50 Adult Paddler: $25 Paddler under 16: $15

St. Charles: Mt. St. Mary’s Park

10:30 a.m.

Adult Team: $40 Adult Paddler: $20 Paddler under 16: $15

Batavia: VFW on Route 25

9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Adult Team: $70 Adult Paddler: $35

St. Charles: Mt. St. Mary’s Park and Batavia: VFW on Route 25

Sellers Age

Fee per rental

Class Size

Location

18Y and up

$30(R) / $45(N)

MIN: 15 / MAX: 35

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

58726

Sa

May 18

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

American Spirit: A Flag Day Musical Revue Patriotic musical selections will include favorites such as ‘America the Beautiful,’ ‘Yankee Doodle Dandy’ and ‘God Bless the U.S.A.’ Enjoy coffee, dessert and a musical revue performed by this red, white and blue cast. Tickets available starting May 14 at Prisco. (KD) Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$10

Prisco Community Center

Day

Date

Time

F

June 14

2 p.m.

Summer Stage Presents ‘The Sound Of Music’ When the sweet, young Maria proves too highspirited for the religious life, she is sent to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Maria becomes friends with the children and captures the heart of the stern Captain, but Austria’s invasion by the Nazis forces the family to escape to Switzerland in a thrilling and inspirational story. The classical musical score includes ‘Edelweiss,’ ‘My Favorite Things,’ ‘Climb Ev’ry Mountain,’ ‘Do-Re-Mi,’ and the title song ‘The Sound of Music.’ Tickets available at Paramount Theatre box office starting June 25 by calling 630-896-6666. (KD) Age

Location

Canoe Rental Package: Rental package includes Mid-Am registration for 2 paddlers, 2 lunches, 2 T-shirts, goodie bags, shuttle, canoe rental, paddles and PFDs.

All ages

Paramount Theatre

9 a.m.

$95

St. Charles: Mt. St. Mary’s Park

Day

Date

Time

Fee

10:30 a.m.

$80

Batavia: VFW on Route 25

F

July 19

7 p.m.

Kayak Rental Package: Rental package includes Mid-Am registration for 1 paddler, 1 lunch & T-shirt, goodie bag, shuttle, kayak rental, paddle and PFD. (Tandem package includes 2 lunches, shirts, etc.)

Seniors / Ages 3Y to 17Y: $7 Ages 18Y and up: $9

Sa

July 20

2 p.m.

Seniors / Ages 3Y to 17Y: $9 Ages 18Y and up: $13

9 a.m.

$55

St. Charles: Mt. St. Mary’s Park

Sa

July 20

7 p.m.

10:30 a.m.

$45

Batavia: VFW on Route 25

Seniors / Ages 3Y to 17Y: $9 Ages 18Y and up: $13

Su

July 21

2 p.m.

Seniors / Ages 3Y to 17Y: $9 Ages 18Y and up: $13

* See our new online registration link at foxvalleyparkdistrict.org that will allow participants to manage and edit their registrations for accuracy. An additional $2.00 convenience fee will be applied.

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OVER 75 CAMPS to CHOOSE FROM INCLUDING: Ultimate Destination Camps Summer Playgrounds Program Neighborhood Art Vacation Activity Camp Parker’s Exploration Camp Summer Volunteen Camp Blackberry Farm Mini-Camps Swimtastic Summer Camp Fun & Games General Sports Camps including: Badminton, Golf, Lacrosse, Skateboarding, Track & Field Nature Camps Camps for Ages 2 to 6 Performing Arts Camps and more!

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Get fit, be active!

Health, Wellness & Fitness

Vaughan Athletic Center is fighting childhood obesity by offering a series of classes that will “jumpstart” a healthy diet and exercise for kids. Participants will receive a prize after attending any of the classes below. All classes are ongoing and there is no prize limit. • Yoga 101 • KidFit Youth Exercise Classes • Cycling 101 • Working It Out Together • Wolf Pack Jr. Running Club (page 10)

Yoga 101

KidFit Youth Exercise Class

These classes teach kids the fundamentals behind yoga and set a healthier quality of life for years to come. Time and day are subject to change; please refer to the current Vaughan Athletic Center group exercise schedule. (MS)

KidFit is a youth fitness class designed for youth ages 7 to 11. Fun cardio activities get the kids moving while building self-esteem and helping them adopt a healthy lifestyle. (MS)

Age

Fee

Location

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

11Y and up; 9Y to 10Y with adult

Free with Vaughan Fitness Membership or Drop-in rate: $6(R) / $8(N)

Vaughan Athletic Center

7Y to 11Y

$36(R) / $54(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Day

Date

Time

61827

W

March 27 to May 1

4:15 to 4:45 p.m.

Tu/Th

Ongoing

3:45 to 4:30 p.m.

61828

W

May 8 to June 12

4:15 to 4:45 p.m.

61829

W

June 19 to July 24

4:15 to 4:45 p.m.

Cycling 101 This program offers a cardio workout. Participants will listen to their favorite tunes while riding stationary bikes. The workout is followed by a cool-down and stretch. Time and day are subject to change; please refer to the current Vaughan Athletic Center group exercise schedule. (MS) Age

Fee

Location

11Y and up

Free with Vaughan Fitness Membership or Drop-in rate: $6(R) / $8(N)

Vaughan Athletic Center Studio II

Day

Date

Time

Tu

Ongoing

4:15 to 5:15 p.m.

Working It Out Together This program is designed to encourage kids and parents to work out together and develop a healthy lifestyle. Specific equipment will be set aside to allow children ages 11 to 13 to work out with their parents. All children under the age of 16 are required to complete an equipment orientation prior to utilizing the fitness floor. (MS) Age

Location

11Y to 13Y & adult

Vaughan Athletic Center

Fee

Time

Free with Vaughan Fitness Membership or Drop-in rate: $6(R) $8(N)

M-F: 4:15 to 6:30 p.m. Sa/Su: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The District is a part of the partnership group that developed the strategic action principles that guide the Making Kane County Fit for Kids campaign. Those principles were used to develop the “Fit Kids 2020 Plan” that provides guidelines, strategies and action steps to put children on the path toward healthy living. The Fox Valley Park District is taking a leading role in the battle against childhood obesity. Teaching children the importance of exercise and nutrition provides them a solid foundation for a healthy future.

The plan also includes initiatives and ideas that communities and residents can employ together to create an environment where children learn to make smart lifestyle choices that are beneficial toward their long-term health and well-being. Visit makingkanefitforkids.org. 9


Section Wellness Health, Heading& Fitness For Children & Teens

Wolf Pack Junior Running Club The Wolf Pack Junior Running Club is a great way to introduce younger kids to the sport of running. The focus is on pace, breathing, mechanics, speed, endurance, injury prevention and cross training. Available to any school or recreational organization looking for professional training during the offseason, the club is coached by Julio Mercado, a former member of the Mexican National Running Team, and an area high school assistant coach. No class Sept. 3 and Nov. 22. (MS) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

7Y to 18Y

$25(M) / $40(R) / $43(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 30

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61816

M/Th/Su

March 4 to 31

6 to 7 p.m.

61817

M/Th/Su

April 1 to 28

6 to 7 p.m.

61831

M/Th/Su

April 29 to May 26

6 to 7 p.m.

Wolf Pack Running Club Anyone looking to improve their 800m, 1 mile, 5K, 10K, halfmarathon or marathon time can join this running club that focuses on pace, breathing, mechanics, speed, endurance, injury prevention and cross training. Sessions meet outside at various local parks and running trails. In inclement weather, training will be held on the upstairs fitness track at the Vaughan Center. (MS)

ZumbAtomic ZumbAtomic classes are rockin’, high-energy fitness parties packed with specially choreographed, kid-friendly routines and all the music kids love, like hip-hop, reggaeton, cumbia and more. Helps increase focus and self-confidence, boosts metabolism and enhances coordination without competitive pressure. No dance experience is required. (JN) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

8Y to 12Y

$36(R) / $54(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60747

Th

Feb. 28 to April 11

4:15 to 5 p.m.

60748

Th

April 25 to May 30

4:15 to 5 p.m.

Kids Weights This program introduces children to the proper way to exercise using hand weights and barbells. Kids can learn how to get fit safely, establish good workout habits and practice techniques they can use to stay healthy for a lifetime. A certified personal trainer oversees this class. (JN) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

11Y to 16Y

$30(R) / $45(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 15

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

60779

Sa

March 2 to 30

2 to 3 p.m.

14Y and up

$25(M) / $40(R) / $43(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 30

Vaughan Athletic Center

60780

Sa

April 6 to May 4

2 to 3 p.m.

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61814

Th/Su/Tu

Feb. 28 to March 26

7 to 8 p.m.

61815

Th/Su/Tu

March 28 to April 23

7 to 8 p.m.

61832

Th/Su/Tu

April 25 to May 21

7 to 8 p.m.

Wolf Pack Elite Running Club This running club is for the serious runner looking for the highest level of training from elite coach Julio Mercado, a former member of the Mexican National Running Team. This club meets three times per week and will prepare runners to take the next steps toward an Olympic dream. All runners wanting to participate need to be tested to make sure they qualify for this training. (MS) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

13Y to 18Y

$50(M) / $75(R) / $83(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 20

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61818

M-Tu/Th/Sa

March 4 to 30

4:30 to 6 p.m.

61819

M-Tu/Th/Sa

April 1 to 27

4:30 to 6 p.m.

61830

M-Tu/Th/Sa

April 29 to May 25

4:30 to 6 p.m.

10

Sports Moves 101 This program incorporates sports moves to help improve agility, balance, coordination, strength, endurance and speed. Whether they are aspiring athletes or just enjoy playing sports with friends, kids will have fun while getting in shape and enhancing their athletic performance. (JN) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

11Y to 18Y

$30(R) / $45(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60813

Sa

March 2 to 30

3 to 3:45 p.m.

60814

Sa

April 6 to May 4

3 to 3:45 p.m.

Active8 This program provides the tools to help achieve overall lifestyle goals and is taught through activities that are fun for kids and their families. Active8 incorporates fitness, nutrition and overall lifestyle changes including goal setting, communication styles, body image and problem-solving. (JR) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

8Y to 14Y

$5(R) / $10(N)

MIN: 10 / MAX: 50

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60483

M/W/F

April 8 to May 31

4 to 5:30 p.m.


Health, Wellness & Fitness

s s e n t Fi

For Families

FREE!

Fun Faiirds For K

Come out and play at the Vaughan Athletic Center!

Family Nature Yoga Experience the fresh air of spring at Red Oak. Refresh and recharge with your family as you attempt different yoga positions in the grassy clearing of the woods. Maximum 2 children per adult. All participants must be registered. Bring your own supplies (such as yoga mats) or borrow from the instructor. Dress to be outside and comfortable. (MG) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

5Y and up

$5(R) / $8(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61765

Su

May 19

1 to 2 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 16 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For Teens & Adults The Human Race

■ Fun & Healthy Activities ■ Inflatables ■ Entertainment ■ Contests & more!

Red Oak Nature Center can be designated to receive donations to help support its annual free events through The Human Race, a 5K run/walk sponsored by Giving DuPage. Proceeds from the run/walk will help a variety of not-for-profit organizations. Red Oak will receive 60 percent of the registration fee for each person who designates it during regsitration. Participants can gather donations and pledges as well. Red Oak’s annual free events include MapleFest, Earth Day and Bug Fest. Registration opens Feb. 1. Call Red Oak at 630-897-1808 for more information or visit dupagehumanrace.org to register. (MG) Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Pre-registration per person (online until midnight April 25): $30 walkers / $35 runners Registration per person (online after midnight April 25): $35 walkers / $40 runners Day-of registration per person: $40 walkers / $45 runners

Esplanade at Locust Point: 1901 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove

Day

Date

Time

Sa

April 27

9 a.m.

Body Sculpting Tone and tighten your muscles using a variety of tools including steps, bands, balls and weights. Modifications given as needed, class is appropriate for all levels. Must pre-register before start date. (RM)

Vaughan Athletic Center 2121 West Indian Trail, Aurora 630-907-9600

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

16Y and up

$25(R) / $37(N)

MIN: 9 / MAX: 18

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61545

W

March 6 to April 10

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

61546

Th

March 7 to April 11

7 to 8 a.m.

61547

M

April 15 to May 20

7 to 8 p.m.

61548

W

April 17 to May 22

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

61549

Th

April 18 to May 23

7 to 8 a.m.

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Health, Wellness & Fitness Self-Defense for Women This practical program offers women awareness information and common sense prevention tactics for avoiding violent situations. Participants will have the opportunity to practice using physical techniques to escape an attacker. Please wear sturdy, comfortable clothing. Instructor David Carr has more than 30 years of experience in the martial arts and is a 6th degree black belt in karate. (JHP) (MO) Age

Fee

Class Size

13Y and up

$10(R) / $15(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 30

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Location

60526

Su

April 14

12:30 to 2 p.m.

Prisco Community Center

60527

Su

May 12

12:30 to 2 p.m.

Eola Community Center

Six-Pack Abs Concentrate on abdominal and lower back work.This is a great class to add onto the front or back end of a workout routine or simply on its own. Must pre-register before start date. (RM)

Sunday, June

2

Be part of history when the Mid-Am celebrates its 52nd running. Experience the excitement of paddling the scenic Fox River while enjoying this classic tradition that dates back to the 1960s. St. CharleS to aurora StartS at 9 a.m. Batavia to aurora StartS at 1o:3o a.m. rental BoatS availaBle

regiStration iS eaSy!

Register online at foxvalleyparkdistrict.org or in person at: Prisco Community Center 150 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora 630-859-8606

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Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

16Y and up

$12(R) / $18(N)

MIN: 9 / MAX: 18

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61550

M

March 4 to April 8

12:30 to 1 p.m.

61551

W

March 6 to April 10

11:30 a.m. to noon

61552

M

April 15 to May 20

12:30 to 1 p.m.

61553

W

April 17 to May 22

11:30 a.m. to noon

Zumba Ditch the workout and join the party! Zumba is a fun cardio workout with easyto-follow dance steps inspired by Latin rhythms, featuring ‘sizzling’ south-of-the border moves that are ‘spicy hot’! Dance or not, burn calories, work up a sweat and have a great time doing it! Must pre-register before start date. (RM) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

16Y and up

$25(R) / $37(N)

MIN: 9 / MAX: 18

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61521

M

March 4 to April 8

7 to 8 a.m.

61522

Th

March 7 to April 11

7 to 8 a.m.

61526

M

April 15 to May 20

7 to 8 a.m.

61527

Th

April 18 to May 23

7 to 8 a.m.

Boot Camp Tone and tighten your muscles using a variety of tools including steps, bands, balls and weights. Modifications given as needed; class is appropriate for all levels. Must pre-register before start date. (RM) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

16Y to 60Y

$25(R) / $37(N)

MIN: 9 / MAX: 18

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61528

W

March 6 to April 10

6 to 7 a.m.

61530

W

March 6 to April 10

Noon to 1 p.m.

61532

M

April 15 to May 20

6 to 7 p.m.

61531

W

April 17 to May 22

6 to 7 a.m.

61533

W

April 17 to May 22

Noon to 1 p.m.


Health, Wellness & Fitness Metabolic Circuit Training - Indoor

For Adults

Participants will utilize some of the same tools seen on ‘The Biggest Loser,’ such as the kettlebell, ropes and TRX, to get fit, lose weight and boost energy levels. This program is taught by Bill Waltzek from ForwardFit. (JN) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

16Y and up

$100(R) / $115(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60721

Sa

March 9 to April 6

10 to 11 a.m.

60722

Sa

April 20 to May 18

10 to 11 a.m.

R & B Soul Line Dancing Enjoy a workout while learning the hottest line dances, shuffles and slides in this oneof-a-kind class. Step-by-step instructions and great music make the time fly. (MS)

Best of Yoga Target every muscle and joint in the body with yang (warm) poses to increase strength and flexibility, followed by yin (cool) yoga that targets connective tissues, helping the body to rebuild the spine and hips. All poses can be modified to suit any level. Instructor Maureen Fogerty is Yoga Alliance trained and certified. No class on March 31 and June 2. (JHP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

21Y and up

$35(R) / $45(N)

MIN: 7 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

60498

Su

March 17 to April 28

9 to 10:30 a.m.

16Y and up

$45(R) / $55(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 50

Vaughan Athletic Center

60499

Su

May 5 to June 16

9 to 10:30 a.m.

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61823

Sa

March 30 to April 27

1 to 3 p.m.

61824

Sa

May 11 to June 8

1 to 3 p.m.

Sunrise Taiji in the Park Join us in the fresh air early mornings lake side for meditation and Taiji (Tai Chi) - slow, gentle mind-body exercises that encourage balance, good circulation and stress reduction. Instructor David Carr has been practicing Taiji for over 20 years. This class is appropriate for everyone (no previous experience required). (JHP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

21Y and up

$20(R) / $26(N)

MIN: 3 / MAX: 30

Waubonsie Lake Pavillon

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60530

W

April 17 to May 22

8 to 8:45 a.m.

Tai Chi for Health

NEW

at PRISCO FITNESS CENTER! Zumba Body Sculpting Boot Camp Six-Pack Abs

Tai Chi is a unique way of exercising through graceful, slow, smooth and flowing movements. Follow a routine designed to free minds and bodies of stress. Classes can be taken either one or two days a week. (MO) Age

Class Size

Location

18Y and up

MIN: 3 / MAX: 15

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

60898

$60(R) / $90(N)

M

Feb. 25 to April 1

9:45 to 10:45 a.m.

60899

$60(R) / $90(N)

Th

Feb. 28 to April 4

9:45 to 10:45 a.m.

60900

$120(R) / $180(N)

M/Th

Feb. 25 to April 4

9:45 to 10:45 a.m.

60901

$70(R) / $105(N)

M

April 8 to May 20

9:45 to 10:45 a.m.

60902

$70(R) / $105(N)

Th

April 11 to May 23

9:45 to 10:45 a.m.

60903

$140(R) / $210(N)

M/Th

April 8 to May 23

9:45 to 10:45 a.m.

See pages 11 and 12 for more information about Group Exercise Classes at Prisco Fitness Center Please note that these classes require advanced registration and are not included as part of the Prisco Fitness Center membership.

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Health, Section Wellness Heading& Fitness Taiji Quan

ROTI Fitness Plus

Sometimes called ‘moving meditation,’ Taiji Quan is a slow, gentle exercise that encourages balance, good circulation and stress reduction. It is also a form of self-defense based on sensitivity, timing and leverage rather than strength. Those who sign up for one night per week may attend either Monday or Wednesday as schedule permits. Head instructor David Carr has been practicing Taiji Quan for more than 20 years. (MO)

ROTI (Return On Time Invested) Fitness Plus is a 90-minute class incorporating a blend of yoga, hand weights and Pilates into a routine that will improve flexibility, core strength, balance and alignment. (RM) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

18Y and up

$45(R) / $68(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 16

Prisco Community Center

Age

Class Size

Location

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

18Y and up

MIN: 3 / MAX: 30

Eola Community Center

62069

Tu/Th

March 5 to April 4

6:30 to 8 p.m.

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

60910

$30(R) / $45(N)

M

Feb. 25 to April 1

7 to 7:30 p.m.

60911

$30(R) / $45(N)

W

Feb. 27 to April 3

7 to 7:30 p.m.

60912

$50(R) / $75(N)

M/W

Feb. 25 to April 3

7 to 7:30 p.m.

60913

$42(R) / $63(N)

M

Feb. 25 to April 1

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

60914

$42(R) / $63(N)

W

Feb. 27 to April 3

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

60915

$72(R) / $108(N)

M/W

Feb. 25 to April 3

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

60916

$30(R) / $45(N)

M

April 15 to May 20

7 to 7:30 p.m.

60917

$30(R) / $45(N)

W

April 17 to May 22

7 to 7:30 p.m.

60918

$50(R) / $75(N)

M/W

April 15 to May 22

7 to 7:30 p.m.

60919

$42(R) / $63(N)

M

April 15 to May 20

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

60920

$42(R) / $63(N)

W

April 17 to May 22

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

60921

$72(R) / $108(N)

M/W

April 15 to May 22

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Golden Foxes Walking Club Spring Schedule The club meets and walks at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesdays. If the weather is too cold or rainy, then the group walks inside at Prisco. Everyone walks on their own schedule and tracks their own hours for a contest. Call Jennifer at 630-859-8606 for information. (JHP)

Fr e

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TRX Suspension Training Learn to use the TRX Suspension System—a training method that uses a person’s body weight and gravity to build strength, balance, coordination, flexibility and joint stability. Participants will engage their core muscles, which include the pelvis, abs, back and chest muscles. Strong and stable core muscles help to prevent injuries. (JN)

MARCH

APRIL

MAY

5-Lincoln

2-New Haven

7-Waubonsie

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

12-Mastodon

9-Montgomery

14-New Haven

18Y to 55Y

$50(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 10

Eola Community Center

19-Gilman

16-Lincoln

21-Montgomery

26-Waubonsie

23-Mastodon

28-Lincoln

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60768

Sa

March 2 to 30

9 to 10 a.m.

60769

Sa

April 6 to May 4

8 to 9 p.m.

Women’s Get-Fit-in-a-Hurry Boot Camp Ladies seeking quick results for a special occasion such as a wedding, reunion or vacation can take part in intensive fitness training along with nutritional consultation. The sessions will cover everything from weight training to cardio workouts and core training. (MS) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

18Y and up

$200(M) / $260(R) / $280(N)

MIN: 3 / MAX: 10

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61820

M/W/F

March 4 to 29

8 to 9 p.m.

61821

M/W/F

April 1 to 26

8 to 9 p.m.

61822

M/W/F

April 29 to May 24

8 to 9 p.m.

14 14

30-Gilman

• Lincoln Park – trail next to FVPD Greenhouse at Russell and Lakewood • Mastodon Lake – trail around the lake in Phillips Park at Smith Boulevard and Ray Moses Drive • Gilman Trail – trail starting at Blackberry Farm off Barnes Road • Waubonsie Lake Park – trail around Waubonsie Lake off Kautz Road • New Haven – New Haven Avenue, just west of Highland Avenue • Montgomery Park – main lot off Mill Street; meet at shelter

Golden Foxes Spring Potluck Join us for our annual spring potluck where top walkers from the winter walking contest will be awarded and we’ll have all of the information for the new spring walking schedule. This spring the Golden Foxes will be walking again at some of their favorite trails and some new ones as well. You may bring a dish to pass of your choice. (JHP)

Fr e

e!

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

55Y and up

Free

MIN: 15 / MAX: 50

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60489

Tu

March 5

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


Health, Wellness & Fitness For Active Adults Exercise for Ages 55 & Better

Taiji Quan for 55 & Better

Low-impact aerobics, light resistance training and flexibility work help participants gain stamina and strength for daily activities. This program is taught by certified group exercise instructor Lynda Carr. No class week of March 24. (JHP)

Sometimes called ‘moving meditation,’ TaijiQuan is a slow, gentle exercise that encourages balance, good circulation and stress reduction. This class is particularly appropriate for those 55 and over who are seeking a low-impact form of exercise. Those who sign up for one day per week may come either Tuesday or Thursday as schedule permits. Head instructor David Carr has been practicing TaijiQuan for more than 20 years. No class week of March 24. (JHP)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

55Y and up

$25(R) / $35(N)

MIN: 35 / MAX: 45

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

1-Day Fee

2-Day Fee

Class Size

Location

21Y and up

$15(R) / $21(N)

$23(R) / $29(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 30

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Gentle Yoga for Active Adults

60490

Tu/Th

Feb. 26 to April 11

10:30 to 11 a.m.

Learn the benefits of yoga: improved flexibility and mobility, increased range of movement to help reduce common aches and pains, reduced stress and enhanced relaxation. This class can be done on the floor with a mat or in a chair. Please bring a mat to class; all other equipment is provided. Register for either one or two days a week. Instructor is Neeta Mohanty. No class week of March 24. (JHP)

60491

Tu/Th

April 16 to May 23

10:30 to 11 a.m.

60494

M/W/F

Feb. 25 to April 12

8:30 to 9:15 a.m.

60495

M/W/F

April 15 to May 24

8:30 to 9:15 a.m.

Age

1-Day Fee

2-Day Fee

Class Size

Location

50Y and up

$30(R) / $40(R)

$45(R) / $55(N)

MIN: 7 / MAX: 15

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Zumba Gold for 50 & Better This is a unique exercise class choreographed for active older adults and beginners. Move to the beat of the Latin American salsa, tango and merengue. No dance knowledge required. Zumba Gold is a lowimpact, full-body cardio workout with a focus on abdominal strength. Instructor Regina Rahman is Zumba Basic 1, Zumba Gold and AFAA certified. No class week of March 24. (JHP)

Time

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

50Y and up

$35(R) / $45(N)

MIN: 10 / MAX: 25

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60492

M/W

Feb. 18 to April 3

11 a.m. to noon

60493

M/W

April 8 to May 15

11 a.m. to noon

60545

Tu/F

Feb. 26 to April 12

Tu: 9 to 10 a.m. F: 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.

60546

Tu/F

April 16 to May 24

Tu: 9 to 10 a.m. F: 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.

Hatha Yoga for Active Adults This class, a combination of both Hatha and Yin Yoga, incorporates poses that can be modified for students of any level, with a focus on the development of a personal practice. Practicing postures, breathing and relaxation techniques reduces stress, increases flexibility, strengthens muscles and balances the body, mind and emotions. No class week of March 24 and on May 27. (JHP) Age

1-Day Fee

2-Day Fee

Class Size

Location

55Y and up

$35(R) / $45(N)

$50(R) / $60(N)

MIN: 7 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60496

M/Th

March 18 to May 2

M: 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Th: 8:30 to 10 a.m.

60497

M/Th

May 6 to June 20

M: 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Th: 8:30 to 10 a.m.

Health Tip!

Drink More Tea Try drinking more tea instead of coffee to help protect your body from damaging effects of free radicals. Tea is a rich source of antioxidants that play a big role in protecting against some cancers and cardiovascular disease.

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VAUGHAN FITNESS CENTER The Vaughan Fitness Center offers more than 90 group exercise classes each week, all designed with a variety of fitness enthusiasts in mind. Group exercise classes are included in fitness passes. • Morning, lunch hour and evening classes available • A range of impact and intensity options available • Work out at individual skill and fitness levels • Three group exercise studios – Aerobic Studio, Spinning Studio, and Mind/Body Studio

EOLA FITNESS CENTER The Eola Fitness Center offers dozens of group exercise classes each week, all designed with a variety of fitness enthusiasts in mind. Group exercise classes are included in fitness passes. • Morning, daytime and evening classes available • A range of impact and intensity options available • Work out at individual skill and fitness levels • Classes include Zumba, Cycling, TurboKick, Yoga, Step, Sculpting, Interval and Boot Camp • Professionally certified instructors

• Classes include Zumba, Cycling, TurboKick, Step, Yoga, Pilates, muscle conditioning and more! • Professionally certified instructors

o r m e m b e rs h i p t o d a y ! s s a To p a r p t i c i p a t e, p u rc h a s e a d a i l y 2121 W. Indian Trail Aurora, 60506 630-907-9600

EOLA 555 S. Eola Road Community Aurora, 60504 630-966-4551 Center

For a complete schedule and listing of classes, visit foxvalleyparkdistrict.org 16


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E-Fit

Pun Pas ch $20 ses

Get fit in our interactive gaming arcade where guests can run, jump, climb and dance their way to physical fitness! The E-Fit Room uses state-of-the-art fitness technology to create a fun cardio, speed/ skill and core strength workout experience.

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5 Ge ass $40 t 1 Free Buy Pass 10 2 Fr Get ee

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E-Fit Equipment: Ages 5 & up NEW! Xbox 360 & Kinect Kinect Adventures and more!

52-inch LCD TV Air Hockey Table Nintendo Wii

Drop-In Hours

Wii Fit, Wii Dance, Mario Kart and more!

$4 per hour (age 5 & up)

XerDance Dance Pads

Dance/cardio workout includes 150 song selections

Sportwall Training System

Relay races, games, sport-specific training, conditioning and endurance

Indoor Climbing Wall Traverse climbing

E-Fit Equipment: Ages 2 & up Electronic Playground

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Chase the Lights, Find Skippy the Dog & Carry a Tune games • All participants ages 17 and under need a parent-signed waiver to receive a Park District ID card. • Parents are required to remain in the E-Fit Room for children ages 4 and under. • Children ages 5 and up may be dropped off. • Gym shoes required.

Eola Community Center 555 S. Eola Road, Aurora 630-851-8990

Day M-Th Sa

Time 4 to 7 p.m. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

School’s Out! E-Fit In! $3 per hour / $5 for 2 hours Day Time March 25 to 29 Noon to 4 p.m.

Rentals $6 per guest (11/2 hours) Great for Scout groups, team parties and clubs. Call for availability. 17


Get in the game!

Sports

General Sports Multi-Sports

Parent-Tot Sports

Little superstars can learn the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship while instructors attempt to spark their interest to play a variety of sports. Sports covered include basketball, hockey, soccer, baseball and football. These programs are taught by All Star Sports Instruction staff. No class April 20 at Vaughan. (RM) (MO) (JF)

Parents and children can have fun together while learning a variety of sports, including soccer, basketball, hockey, T-ball and more. This class is great for building simple motor skills such as catching, throwing, batting, shooting, passing and anything that involves hand-eye coordination. Parents participate with their children. This program is taught by All Star Sports Instruction staff. No class April 20 at Vaughan. (MO) (RM) (JF)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 5Y

$69(R) / $103(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 14

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61359

W

April 10 to May 22

1:45 to 2:30 p.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 4Y

$69(R) / $103(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61349

F

April 5 to May 17

10:45 to 11:30 a.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

61345

M

April 8 to May 20

10 to 10:45 a.m.

2Y to 3Y

$69(R) / $103(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Prisco Community Center

61346

W

April 10 to May 22

10:45 to 11:30 a.m.

Class Size

Fee

Location

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

$69(R) / $103(N)

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

60975

Sa

April 6 to May 25

2:45 to 3:45 p.m.

4Y to 6Y

60972

Tu

April 9 to May 21

11:15 a.m. to noon

3Y to 4Y

60973

Th

April 11 to May 23

9:15 to 10 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

60974

Th

April 11 to May 23

10 to 11 a.m.

4Y to 6Y

Don’t Forget! Resident registration begins Feb. 16 There are three ways to register: 1. By Foxlink Internet 2. By Mail / Drop Off 3. In Person For more information, see page 135

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How may I help you?

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

2Y to 3Y

$69(R) / $103(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61362

F

April 5 to May 17

9:15 to 10 a.m.

61361

Sa

April 6 to May 18

8:30 to 9:15 a.m.

61360

Tu

April 9 to May 21

9:15 to 10 a.m.

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61347

W

April 10 to May 22

1 to 1:45 p.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

2Y to 3Y

$69(R) / $103(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61009

Sa

April 6 to May 25

8:30 to 9:15 a.m.


Sports Let’s Play Rugby

Badminton

This popular program is designed to introduce nonrugby experienced athletes to the skills, training, philosophy and strategy necessary to participate in this sport. Training sessions will be conducted by experienced players and coaches from the Chicago Area Rugby Football Union. The skills and drills will acclimate those new to the game and tune up the returning player for spring practice. Learn the positions, the game, passing techniques, rucking and mauling and the allimportant “scrum.” High school age participants can go from this to the spring competition season with the Aurora Youth Rugby Football Club, while junior high participants can get introduced to the sport and be prepared for future competition. Must sign up by Feb. 6. (RM)

This instructional program offers strategic preparation drills and games that will increase skills through the practice of fundamentals. Preparation training includes hand grips, racket positioning, serving, body balance and first step directional movements for this quickly paced game. Badminton skill, challenge contest and championship badminton games will be played. This program is taught by Kids First Sports Safety staff. (MO)

Grade

Fee

Class Size

Location

6 to 12

$25(R) / $38(N)

MIN: 25 / MAX: 60

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61601

M

Feb. 11 to March 25

6:30 to 8 p.m.

Class Size

Fee

Location

MIN: 6 / MAX: 16

$59(R) / $88(N)

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

61425

F

April 5 to May 3

4 to 5 p.m.

7Y to 9Y

61426

F

April 5 to May 3

5 to 6 p.m.

10Y to 14Y

Wrestling This introductory course focuses on instruction of the basic skills of folkstyle wrestling with an emphasis on having fun while performing drills and techniques. (RM)

Boxing Training Students can train with former professional boxer and Golden Gloves champion Jesse Torres at the Copley II Recreation Center. Young fighters will learn effective training and conditioning techniques involving jump rope, exercise machines, heavy bags and speed bags. Once trained, they will pair up in the ring for practice bouts. Pre-registration is required. (RM)

Fr e

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Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

4Y to 11Y

$45(R) / $67(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 20

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61258

M

March 4 to April 8

6 to 7 p.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

61259

M

March 4 to April 8

7 to 8 p.m.

8Y and up

Free

MIN: 1 / MAX: 200

Copley II Gym

61260

M

April 15 to May 20

6 to 7 p.m.

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61173

M-Th

March 4 to May 16

5 to 8 p.m.

Table Tennis Instruction This table tennis instructional program is designed to improve fundamental skills. Players will be taught a variety of techniques and skills and will apply them in match situations. (MO) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y and up

$60(R) / $90(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Level

61141

Sa

March 2 to April 6

9 to 10 a.m.

Beginner

61142

Sa

March 2 to April 6

10 to 11 a.m.

Ongoing

61162

Sa

April 20 to June 1

9 to 10 a.m.

Beginner

61183

Sa

April 20 to June 1

10 to 11 a.m.

Ongoing

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Sports Jr. Floor Hockey Players can learn the game before the skates ever go on! Proper mechanics of stick handling, puck control, passing, shooting and offensive and defensive strategies will all be covered, all while keeping the players active and engaged. Our instructors will also focus on safety and rules—contact is not allowed. All of our programs will focus on teamwork and sportsmanship. This program is taught by All Star Sports Instruction staff. (JF) (MO) Age

Fee

Class Size

4Y to 6Y

$69(R) / $103(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Hut, hut!

Football Jr. Flag Football

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Location

61015

Th

April 11 to May 23

11 a.m. to noon

Vaughan Athletic Center

61016

Th

April 11 to May 23

11 to 11:45 a.m.

Eola Community Center

Fencing This program is for both new and experienced fencing students. Students will learn about basic attacks and defenses while practicing a variety of combinations and moves. Each class features conditioning, drilling and bouting (actual fencing) with time set aside for individual instruction. All fencing equipment is provided. Note: Parents are eligible for 50 percent off enrollment fees. (RM)

Each player will learn the main offensive and defensive positions by having the opportunity to play them all. Contact is minimal—there will be no tackling! Focus is on the proper mechanics of running pass routes, receiving, line play, taking handoffs and throwing. Basic rules and in-game knowhow will also be taught in preparation for game play. This program allows players to learn the game without the risk of major injuries in a fun and safe environment. All of our programs are based on learning teamwork and sportsmanship. This program is taught by All Star Sports Instruction staff. (JF) Class Size

Fee

Location

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

$69(R) / $103(N)

Vaughan Athletic Center

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

7Y and up

$55(R) / $82(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 22

Prisco Community Center

60979

W

April 10 to May 22

4 to 5 p.m.

4Y to 6Y

60981

W

April 10 to May 22

5 to 6 p.m.

6Y to 7Y

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Level

61276

Tu

April 2 to May 7

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

2

61277

Tu

April 2 to May 7

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

1

61278

Tu

May 14 to June 11

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

2

61279

Tu

May 14 to June 11

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

1

Football Skills This program is designed to increase skill level and overall knowledge of the game. Speed and agility drills will be used to help with balance, lateral and linear movements, and explosiveness from a set stance. Quarterback, running back, line play and receiving will be focused on, as well as defensive tactics. Small sided games and competitions will take place where contact is minimal (there will be no tackling). This program is taught by All Star Sports Instruction staff. (JF) Class Size

Fee

Location

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

$69(R) / $103(N)

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

61272

W

April 10 to May 22

6 to 7 p.m.

7Y to 9Y

Adult Flag Football League Aurora Superstars Youth Tackle Football aurorasuperstars.com Fox Valley Gators Youth Football and Cheerleading League foxvalleygatorsyfl.com

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This recreational league will feature eight-person teams on an 80-yard field. Games will be played on Saturday mornings and consist of two 20-minute halves with a running clock. Flags will be provided along with officials. The format will include a regular season with playoffs. Trophies will be awarded to the top teams. A $10 charge will be added for each non-resident on the roster. No games on March 30. (JF) Age

Fee

Class Size

18Y and up

$675 per team / $10 extra for each non-resident

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Location

61280

Sa

March 16 to May 18

8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

TBA


Sports Ready, aim

Archery Archery I

New archers learn proper techniques for handling and shooting a bow and arrow. Equipment is provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own. Completion of this class is required to participate in the Archery II or 3D Archery classes. Registration closes three working days before the start of the first class. Taught by master coach and national champion archer Bill Berger. (MG) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

8Y and up

$36(R) / $54(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Lippold Outdoor Recreation Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61784

W

March 6 to 27

6 to 7 p.m.

61785

Th

March 7 to 28

6 to 7 p.m.

61786

W

April 3 to 24

6 to 7 p.m.

61787

Th

April 4 to 25

6 to 7 p.m.

61788

W

May 1 to 22

6 to 7 p.m.

61789

Th

May 2 to 23

6 to 7 p.m.

Students learn more about shooting styles, competitive rounds and how to correct errors. Participants must complete Archery I before signing up for this program. Registration closes three working days before the start of the first class. Taught by master coach and national champion archer Bill Berger. (MG) 8Y and up

Schedule Open gym is available at the Vaughan Athletic Center or the Prisco and Eola Community Centers. Times listed are subject to change to accommodate leagues and programs. Players must obtain a Park District ID to participate in open gym programs. Vaughan Athletic Center For updated schedules, call 630-907-9600. Description

Fee Per Visit

Ages

Day

Time

Teen Open Basketball

$3(R) / $4(N)

13Y to 17Y

M/W/F

3 to 6 p.m.

Youth Open Basketball

Youth: $3(R) / $4(N) Adult: $4(R) / $5(N)

12Y and under & parent

Sa/Su

2 to 4 p.m.

Adult Open Basketball

$4(R) / $5(N)

18Y and up

Tu/F

11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Adult Open Basketball

$4(R) / $5(N)

18Y and up

W

6:30 to 9 p.m.

Eola Community Center

For updated schedules, call 630-851-8990.

Archery II

Age

Open Gym

Fee $36(R) / $54(N)

Class Size MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Location Lippold Outdoor Recreation Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61790

W

March 6 to 27

7 to 8 p.m.

61791

W

April 3 to 24

7 to 8 p.m.

61792

W

May 1 to 22

7 to 8 p.m.

3D Archery Archers shoot at 3D foam animals in this class. Participants must complete Archery I before signing up. Registration closes three working days before the first class date. Taught by master coach and national champion archer Bill Berger. (MG) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

8Y and up

$42(R) / $63(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Lippold Outdoor Recreation Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61781

M

March 4 to 25

6 to 7 p.m.

61782

M

April 8 to 29

6 to 7 p.m.

Description

Fee Per Visit

Ages

Day

Time

Adult Open Badminton

$4(R) / $5(N)

18Y and up

Tu/Su

Tu: 8:15 to 10 p.m. Su: 8 to 11 a.m.

Adult Open Volleyball

$4(R) / $5(N)

18Y and up

M

6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Adult Open Basketball

$4(R) / $5(N)

18Y and up

W

6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Adult Open Table Tennis

$4(R) / $5(N)

18Y and up

W/F

6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Youth Open Basketball

$3(R) / $4(N)

13Y to 17Y

M/W/F

3:30 to 6 p.m.

Prisco Community Center

For updated schedules, call 630-859-8606. Description

Fee Per Visit

Ages

Day

Time

Open Pickleball

Youth: $3(R) / $4(N) Adult: $4(R) / $5(N)

16Y and up

M/W

8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Youth Open Basketball

$3(R) / $4(N)

13Y to 17Y

F

4 to 5:30 p.m.

Adult Open Basketball

$4(R) / $5(N)

18Y and up

M/W/ Sa

M/W: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sa: 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Adult Open Volleyball

$4(R) / $5(N)

18Y and up

Sa

6:30 to 9 p.m.

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Section Heading Softball & T-Ball

Baseball Junior T-Ball

Jr. Baseball

Junior T-Ball will engage all players and keep them moving and learning even while in the dugout! Mechanics and hand-eye coordination are the keys to early success. Players will become more confident in this active class as we work on the proper mechanics of catching, throwing, fielding, base running and batting. This fun and exciting program will prepare each player for the Baseball Skills or coach pitch leagues. All of our programs are based on learning teamwork and sportsmanship. This program is taught by All Star Sports Instruction staff. No class April 20 at Vaughan. (MO) (RM) (JF)

Kids can learn the basic baseball fundamentals of throwing, hitting, fielding and running the bases. Participants must have attended at least two previous Junior T-Ball classes. These programs are taught by All Star Sports Instruction staff. (JF)

Class Size

Fee

Location

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

$69(R) / $103(N)

Eola Community Center

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y to 7Y

$69(R) / $103(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61129

Th

April 11 to May 23

5 to 6 p.m.

Baseball Skills

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

61309

Sa

April 6 to May 18

11 to 11:45 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

61307

M

April 8 to May 20

9:15 to 10 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

61308

M

April 8 to May 20

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

4Y to 6Y

61310

Tu

April 9 to May 21

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

4Y to 6Y

61312

Th

April 11 to May 23

9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

4Y to 6Y

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

61311

Th

April 11 to May 23

10:15 to 11 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

7Y to 9Y

$69(R) / $103(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Vaughan Athletic Center

Fee

Location

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61273

Th

April 11 to May 23

6 to 7 p.m.

Class Size MIN: 6 / MAX: 14

$69(R) / $103(N)

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61363

W

April 10 to May 22

2:30 to 3:15 p.m.

61364

Th

April 11 to May 23

10:45 to 11:30 a.m.

Class Size

Fee

Location

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

$69(R) / $103(N)

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

61066

Sa

April 6 to May 25

10 to 11 a.m.

4Y to 6Y

61067

Sa

April 6 to May 25

9:15 to 10 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

61068

Th

April 11 to May 23

4 to 5 p.m.

4Y to 6Y

Top notch baseball trainers will cover the importance of proper throwing mechanics, rotational hitting, bunting, fielding, pitching and catching. Speed and agility will be added to increase core strength and mobility for added bat speed, range in the field and linear speed for base running. In-game strategies will be taught to increase each players overall knowledge. These programs are taught by All Star Sports Instruction staff. (JF)

Private Baseball Lessons Baseball players of all levels can benefit from private instruction provided by Mark Tomse, former manager for Aurora Pony League, Kiwanis Club and coach with 30 years of experience. Mark was drafted in 1995 to play for the Houston Astros, has coached at Eastern Illinois University and played professional for the Richmond Roosters of the Frontier League. He currently provides instruction to coaches and student athletes for area youth leagues, travel organizations, high school and college programs. For more information, call Coach Tomse at 630-688-6491.

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Baseball

Leagues

Softball: Men’s 40 And Over 12-Inch League ASA men’s softball league designed for men 40 years of age and better. League features a 16-game regular season, with all teams qualifying for a double-elimination postseason tournament. Awards are given to top teams from the season and playoffs. Games will be umpired and are played at Stuart Sports Complex. (MO)

Hitting League: Swing Away This indoor hitting league will provide players with an opportunity to sharpen their hitting skills in a fun and competitive atmosphere May have up to four players per team. The regular season consists of eight games; the top four teams advance to playoffs the following week. (RM) Fee

Location

$25(R) / $37(N)

Prisco Community Center

Fee

Age

Location

$675 per team / $10 add’l each non-resident

40Y and up

Stuart Sports Complex

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60950

Su

May 5 to July 28

4 to 8 p.m.

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

Class Size

T-Ball Instructional League

61286

Sa

March 2 to April 13

Noon to 4 p.m.

7Y to 8Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

61287

Sa

March 2 to April 13

Noon to 4 p.m.

9Y to 10Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 25

This 8-week instructional league teaches the fundamentals required for aspiring young players to develop solid baseball skills. Participants will be practicing skills and playing games and will receive t-shirts and participation medals. A picture day will be scheduled in-season. Volunteer coaches are needed to assist. No class on May 25.(MO)

61288

Sa

March 2 to April 13

Noon to 4 p.m.

11Y to 12Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

61289

Sa

March 2 to April 13

Noon to 4 p.m.

13Y to 14Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

61285

Sa

March 2 to April 13

Noon to 5 p.m.

15Y to 18Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Softball: Co-Rec 12-Inch League ASA co-rec recreational softball league. League features a 16-game regular season, with all teams qualifying for a double-elimination postseason tournament. Awards are given to top teams from theseason and playoffs. Games will be umpired and are played at Eola Community Center. (MO) Fee

Age

Location

$675 per team / $10 add’l each non-resident

18Y and up

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60951

F

May 3 to July 26

6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Softball: Men’s 12-Inch Leagues ASA men’s softball leagues feature various levels of play on designated nights throughout the week. Leagues feature a 20-game regular season, with all teams qualifying for a double-elimination postseason tournament. Awards are given to top teams from the season and playoffs. Games will be umpired and are played at Eola Community Center and Stuart Sports Complex. (MO) Fee

Age

Location

$875 per team / $10 add’l each non-resident

18Y and up

Eola Community Center / Stuart Sports Complex

Barcode

Date

60946

Day M

April 22 to Aug. 5

Time 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

5Y to 6Y

$55(R) / $82(N)

MIN: 20 / MAX: 80

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60961

Sa

April 20 to June 15

10:30 a.m. to noon

Batting Cages All three community centers have batting cages that may be rented by the hour. Each is equipped with a manual pitching machine, where users can feed balls at their own pace. It has adjustable speeds for different ages and levels – from youth to adult – and can be used for either baseball or softball. Balls are provided, but players should bring their own bats and helmets. Vaughan has temporary mounds that can be used inside the cages for those who want to brush up on their pitching skills. Note: There is no bat-to-ball contact allowed outside of the cages (this includes soft toss with Wiffle balls or other soft balls). The cages also can be used to practice golf.

Eola Community Center, Prisco Community Center & Vaughan Athletic Center Type

Rate

Level

Residents

$20 per hour per cage

Competitive A

Non-residents

$25 per hour per cage

60947

Tu

April 23 to Aug. 6

6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Competitive B

Commercial residents

$30 per hour per cage

60948

W

April 24 to Aug. 7

6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Recreational C

Commercial non-residents

$35 per hour per cage

60949

Th

April 25 to Aug. 8

6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Recreational D

For batting cage hours, call: Eola Community Center at 630-851-8990 Prisco Community Center at 630-859-8606 Vaughan Athletic Center at 630-907-9600

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Baseball Baseball Affiliates The Fox Valley Park District is affiliated with communitybased organizations providing instruction and competition. Aurora Fastpitch Softball aurorafastpitch.org

Aurora Travel Baseball auroratravelbaseball.org

Aurora Girls Softball aagsoftball.com

Boys Baseball of Aurora boysbaseballofaurora.com

• Sign up from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 2 at Prisco Center. • Forms available at Kirhofer’s Sports, Johno’s Midwest Awards, Prisco and Vaughan Centers.

North Aurora Baseball eteamz.com/NABA

Aurora Legion League auroralegionleague.com

Aurora PONY League Baseball Competitive baseball for ages 13 to 14

Aurora Neighborhood Baseball waysidecross.org

Register Now!

Aurora Pony League auroraponyleague.com

Online: www.auroraponyleague.com In person: Johno’s Main Surplus 65 E. Downer Place, Aurora

Most affordable league in the area $110! Lighted Local Fields Weeknight Games Weekends FREE NEW! Tournament play against travel programs Regular season play May through Mid-July 22+ game schedule Fox Valley Park District Residents and non-residents welcome

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Wheatland Athletic Organization waasports.org


Section Heading Slam dunk!

Basketball Basketball Skills

Junior Hoops I

The All Star Basketball trainers will focus on individual skills as well as team play. Each session will begin with speed and agility drills that will enhance each player’s ability to get up and down the court quickly, generate rapid change of direction, and creates explosion to the basket. These sessions will cover ball handling, proper shooting technique, footwork, and defensive/offensive strategies. Small sided competitions and game play will enable each player to focus and work on learned skills. This program is taught by All Star Sports Instruction staff. (JF)

This instructional program is designed to teach the game of basketball at a basic level while making sure the players stay active and engaged the entire class. Fun games will be played to teach the importance of each skill learned. Our foundation technique focuses on basic mechanics to build confidence then adds greater challenges as students progress. Footwork is an extremely important aspect of the game, so no players will be sitting. We will work on dribbling with each hand, passing, shooting technique and basic offense and defense. All of our programs are based on learning teamwork and sportsmanship. This program is taught by All Star Sports Instruction staff. No class on April 20 at Vaughan. (JF) (MO) (RM)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

7Y to 9Y

$69(R) / $103(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60971

M

April 8 to May 20

6 to 7 p.m.

Basketball Jr. Program This instructional program is designed to teach the game of basketball at a basic level while making sure the players stay active and engaged the entire class. Fun games will be played to teach the importance of each skill learned. Our foundation technique focuses on basic mechanics to build confidence then adds greater challenges as students progress. Footwork is an extremely important aspect of the game, so no players will be sitting. We will work on dribbling with each hand, passing, shooting technique and basic offense and defense. All programs are based on learning teamwork and sportsmanship. This program is taught by All Star Sports Instruction staff. (RM) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 4Y

$69(R) / $103(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61419

Th

April 11 to May 23

10 to 10:45 a.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

4Y to 6Y

$69(R) / $103(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60614

Sa

April 6 to May 25

11 a.m. to noon

60613

M

April 8 to May 20

4 to 5 p.m.

Fee

Class Size

Location

$69(R) / $103(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

61282

F

April 5 to May 17

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

4Y to 6Y

60615

Tu

April 9 to May 21

4 to 5 p.m.

4Y to 6Y

61281

W

April 10 to May 22

9:15 to 10 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

Junior Hoops II This program enhances the basic skills taught in All Star Junior Hoops I. Level II concentrates more on teamwork and game situations. Man-to-man and zone defenses are taught, along with offensive strategies guaranteed to keep players moving. This program is taught by All Star Sports Instruction staff. (JF) (MO) Fee

Class Size

$69(R) / $103(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

Location

60616

M

April 8 to May 20

5 to 6 p.m.

6Y to 7Y

Vaughan Athletic Center

61275

Tu

April 9 to May 21

5 to 6 p.m.

6Y to 8Y

Eola Community Center

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Basketball

Leagues Basketball Co-Ed Youth League

Basketball Youth League

Children will learn basketball fundamentals in a positive atmosphere. Basic instruction in dribbling, shooting and defense will be provided. Games will be played to show the importance of teamwork. Each team will have a one-hour practice during the week (day and time to be determined) and a one-hour game on Saturdays. Game times will vary each week between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. (times listed are for the entire program). Participants need to purchase a blue and red reversible jersey at Kirhofer’s before the start of the season. Parents are needed to volunteer to coach and keep score. Draft times on April 6 are: 9 to 10 a.m. for grades K to 1, 10 to 11 a.m. for grades 2 to 3 and 11 a.m. to noon for grades 4 to 5. No games on April 20. (JF)

This seven-game league introduces players to the basics of basketball and helps them build their fundamental skills in a positive atmosphere. Basic instruction in dribbling, passing, shooting and defense will be provided. Each team will have a one-hour practice during a selected weeknight between 6 and 9:30 p.m. and a one-hour game on Saturday (times to be determined after team selection). The basketball size and rim height will be age-appropriate. All registrants will be placed on teams by FVPD staff and coaches through a pre-season draft. Volunteer coaches are needed. Draft times on March 30 are 9 to 10:30 a.m. for ages 5 to 6, 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. for ages 7 to 8, 12:30 to 2 p.m. for ages 9 to 10 and 2:15 to 3:45 p.m. for ages 11 to 12. No games on May 25. (MO)

Class Size

Fee

Location

Class Size

Fee

Location

MIN: 20 / MAX: 40

$46(R) / $69(N)

Vaughan Athletic Center

MIN: 30 / MAX: 60

$46(R) / $69(N)

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Grade

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

60595

Sa

April 6 to June 8

8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

K to 1

60829

Sa

March 30 to June 1

8 to 11 a.m.

5Y to 6Y

60596

Sa

April 6 to June 8

8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

2 to 3

60830

Sa

March 30 to June 1

9 a.m. to noon

7Y to 8Y

60597

Sa

April 6 to June 8

8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

4 to 5

60831

Sa

March 30 to June 1

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

9Y to 11Y

60832

Sa

March 30 to June 1

1 to 6 p.m.

12Y to 13Y

Basketball League: Adult Men & Women This 5-on-5 basketball league consists of 10 games plus a single-elimination post-season tournament. There is a roster limit of 12 players per team; a $10 charge will be added for each non-resident player on the roster. Trophies will be awarded to the top teams. A mandatory meeting for captains will be held at 6:30 p.m. on April 23 at Prisco. (RM) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

18Y and up

$650 per team / $10 extra for each non-resident

MIN: 4 / MAX: 20

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Division

61283

Su

April 28 to June 30

Noon to 4 p.m.

Men 18 and up

61284

Su

April 28 to June 30

4 to 8 p.m.

Women 18 and up

Check it out! Check out the open gym schedule on page 21 26


Soccer Affiliates

Score!

The Fox Valley Park District is affiliated with a variety of community-based organizations providing youth soccer instruction and athletic leagues. Aurora Flames Soccer Club auroraflames.org

Kickers Soccer Club kickerssoccerclub.org

Fox Valley Warriors foxvalleywarriors.org

Wheatland Athletic Association/Team Chicago waasports.org

Soccer

Junior Soccer I & II

Mini Phenom Soccer

This program will keep everyone active and engaged both mentally and physically. The lesson plan is designed to teach the game by hiding drills in fun games and using association techniques that work at the players’ level. Soccer is a game that is action packed, so there will be no sitting and waiting! The program will cover simple foot skills, dribbling, passing, shooting, basic rules and even work on spreading the field. This class will not only keep the players active but will be a great base to prepare them for the next level of play. Programs focuses on teamwork and sportsmanship. This program is taught by All Star Sports Instruction staff. No classes April 20 at Vaughan. (MO) (RM) (JF)

Children learn the basic fundamentals of soccer, with a focus on dribbling, passing and shooting skills. The program also teaches the beginnings of speed and endurance training while promoting an all-around healthy lifestyle. Participants must wear shin guards and bring a size 3 ball. This class is taught by Phutbol Phenom staff. (RM)

Class Size

Fee

Location

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

$69(R) / $103(N)

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

Level

61368

F

April 5 to May 17

10 to 10:45 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

I

61369

Sa

April 6 to May 18

9:15 to 10 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

I

61370

Sa

April 6 to May 18

10 to 11 a.m.

4Y to 6Y

I

61371

M

April 8 to May 20

10:45 to 11:30 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

I

61365

Tu

April 9 to May 21

10 to 11 a.m.

4Y to 6Y

I

61366

W

April 10 to May 22

10 to 10:45 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

I

61367

Th

April 11 to May 23

3 to 3:45 p.m.

3Y to 4Y

I

61372

Th

April 11 to May 23

4 to 5 p.m.

4Y to 6Y

II

Class Size

Fee

Location

MIN: 6 / MAX: 14

$66(R) / $99(N)

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

Level

61416

Th

April 11 to May 23

9:15 to 10 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

I

61417

Th

April 11 to May 23

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

3Y to 6Y

I

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

4Y to 6Y

$30(R) / $45(N)

MIN: 10 / MAX: 16

McCullough Park

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61621

Tu

April 2 to 23

6:45 to 7:45 p.m.

61622

Tu

April 30 to May 21

6:45 to 7:45 p.m.

Phenom Soccer Soccer players can take their skills to the next level by learning the technical skills of the game, with a focus on repetition, while identifying and correcting bad habits as well as increasing speed and endurance. Participants must wear shin guards and bring a size 4 ball. This program is taught by Phutbol Phenom staff. (RM) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

7Y to 10Y

$30(R) / $45(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

McCullough Park

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61625

Th

April 4 to 25

6:45 to 7:45 p.m.

61626

Th

May 2 to 23

6:45 to 7:45 p.m.

Junior Futsal Skills Futsal is designed to develop indoor soccer game skills, demanding quick reflexes, fast thinking and pin-point passing. It is played with a special low-bounce ball, requiring players to use their skills rather than the ball’s bounce to propel it. This program is designed to increase kids’ overall ability to handle the soccer ball in a variety of circumstances that will challenge their knowledge of the game in a fun and positive way. This program is taught by All Star Sports Instruction staff. (JF) (MO)

Class Size

Fee

Location

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

$69(R) / $103(N)

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

Level

61263

Sa

April 6 to May 25

2 to 2:45 p.m.

3Y to 4Y

I

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

Location

60618

Tu

April 9 to May 21

9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

4Y to 6Y

I

60978

Tu

April 9 to May 21

6 to 7 p.m.

7Y to 9Y

Vaughan Athletic Center

60619

Tu

April 9 to May 21

10:15 to 11:15 a.m.

4Y to 6Y

II

60976

W

April 10 to May 22

4Y to 6Y

Eola Community Center

60620

Tu

April 9 to May 21

4 to 5 p.m.

4Y to 6Y

I

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

60622

Sa

April 6 to May 25

1 to 2 p.m.

4Y to 6Y

I

60977

Th

April 11 to May 23

5 to 6 p.m.

6Y to 8Y

Eola Community Center

60621

Tu

April 9 to May 21

5 to 6 p.m.

6Y to 7Y

II

Class Size

Fee

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

$69(R) / $103(N)

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What is QuickStart Tennis? QuickStart Tennis is a new format to help children 10 and under learn and play the game of tennis. Balls are lower in compression so they bounce lower and don’t move as fast – making them easier to hit. This allows kids time to get to the ball and helps them develop optimal swing patterns. Rackets are sized for small hands, and the courts are smaller and easier to cover. Full-sized courts can be reconfigured to accommodate up to six 36-foot courts so kids can spend their time playing instead of waiting in line.

What’s that racket?

Tennis For Youth

Tennis Lessons: QuickStart Skills Indoors

Tennis Lessons: QuickStart Orange Stage

QuickStart Skills is a fast, fun way to get kids into tennis. Participants will learn racket control, bouncing and hitting within boundaries and cooperative games to promote teamwork. They will work on footwork drills to simulate proper tennis movement and hand-eye coordination drills. Instruction is rally-based. Participants are encouraged to bring their own rackets. No class March 25 to 31 and April 26 to 27. (BSV)

QuickStart Orange Stage uses a modified lower compression ball that is 50 percent slower than a regulation ball. Participants learn more detailed forehand and backhand progressions, rallying on a 60-foot court, serve and return, volleys, extended format competition and scoring. Players need to bring their own racket. No class March 25 to 31 and April 26 to 27. (BSV)

Age

Class Size

Location

4Y to 6Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Vaughan Athletic Center

Day

Date

Time

Barcode

Fee

60623

$124(R) / $186(N)

M

March 4 to May 20

3:30 to 4:15 p.m.

60624

$124(R) / $186(N)

M

March 4 to May 20

4:15 to 5 p.m.

60625

$101(R) / $152(N)

Sa

March 9 to May 18

8:30 to 9:15 a.m.

Age

Location

6Y to 7Y

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

60631

$165(R) / $248(N)

W

March 6 to May 22

4 to 5 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

60633

$150(R) / $225(N)

F

March 8 to May 24

4 to 5 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

60632

$135(R) / $203(N)

Sa

March 9 to May 18

8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 20

Tennis Lessons: QuickStart Red Stage QuickStart Red Stage uses an oversized, lower compression red ball that is easier to hit with a lower bounce. Participants learn racket and ball control, sending and receiving with a partner, rally skills on a 36foot court and short-format competitive games. Players need to bring their own racket. No class March 25 to 31 and April 26 to 27. (BSV)

Tennis Lessons: Quickstart Green Stage QuickStart Green Stage uses a modified lower compression ball. Participants learn serve and return, volleys, approaching the net, singles and doubles play on a full-length court, scoring and etiquette. Players need to bring their own racket. Program cancellations due to weather will not be made up. No class March 25 to 31 and April 26 to 27. (BSV)

Age

Location

4Y to 6Y

Vaughan Athletic Center

Age

Location

8Y to 10Y

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

60627

$165(R) / $248(N)

M

March 4 to May 20

4 to 5 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

60628

$165(R) / $248(N)

Th

March 7 to May 23

4 to 5 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

60626

$135(R) / $203(N)

Sa

March 9 to May 18

8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

60643

$165(R) / $248(N)

Tu

March 5 to May 21

4 to 5 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

60644

$150(R) / $225(N)

F

March 8 to May 24

5 to 6 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

60642

$135(R) / $203(N)

Sa

March 9 to May 18

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 30

Tennis Lessons: QuickStart Performance

All participants are subject to pro approval and can be transferred based on ability level. 28

Players who stand out in QuickStart classes with their athleticism, focus and form can expand their skills. Participants will learn serve and return, volleys, approaching the net, singles and doubles play, scoring and etiquette. Players will be notified by the coaching staff if they qualify. No class March 25 to 31 and April 26 to 27. (BSV) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

5Y to 7Y

$135(R) / $203(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60678

Sa

March 9 to May 18

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.


Tennis Tennis Lessons: Youth Beginner Indoors

Tennis Lessons: D2

This program is designed for players who have had limited or no previous instruction. It will cover the technique basics for serves, forehands, backhands and volleys. Scoring and point play will be introduced. No class March 25 to 31 and April 26 to 27. (BSV)

This class is for players who are in junior varsity or lower-level varsity high school competition. Skills learned at the D3 level are solidified and expanded, and the mental and physical tools for successful competitive play are targeted. Monthly payments can be arranged. No class March 25 to 31 and April 26 to 27. (BSV)

Age

Class Size

Location

11Y to 13Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

Vaughan Athletic Center

Age

Location

14Y to 18Y

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

60737

$165(R) / $248(N)

M

March 4 to May 20

5 to 6 p.m.

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

1 to 2 p.m.

60782

$303(R) / $438(N)

W

March 6 to May 22

4 to 6 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

60783

$248(R) / $358(N)

Sa

March 9 to May 18

Noon to 2 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 20

60784

$275(R) / $397(N)

Su

March 10 to May 19

2 to 4 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 20

60736

$150(R) / $225(N)

Su

March 10 to May 19

Tennis Lessons: High School Beginner These lessons are for junior players who have had limited or no previous instruction. All stroke fundamentals will be covered as well as an introduction to competitive play. No class March 25 to 31 and April 26 to 27. (BSV) Age

Class Size

Location

14Y to 18Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

60739

$150(R) / $225(N)

F

March 8 to May 24

5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

60738

$150(R) / $225(N)

Su

March 10 to May 19

1 to 2 p.m.

Tennis Lessons: D3 This program is for players who are committed to achieving the goal of playing at the high school level. This program refines the strokes learned at the 10-and-under levels and expands the consistency, shot skills, point play and strategy aspects of the game. No class March 25 to 31 and April 26 to 27. (BSV) Age

Location

11Y to 13Y

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

60742

$195(R) / $270(N)

W

March 6 to May 22

4 to 5:30 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

60740

$177(R) / $246(N)

F

March 8 to May 24

4 to 5:30 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 8

60741

$160(R) / $221(N)

Sa

March 9 to May 18

10:30 a.m. to noon

MIN: 8 / MAX: 25

Tennis Lessons: D1 This program for higher-level varsity players provides the tools to compete in singles and doubles at the high school level. Skill-specific drilling and supervised match play are the main components of this program. Monthly payments can be arranged. No class March 25 to 31 and April 26 to 27. (BSV) Age

Location

14Y to 18Y

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

60810

$303(R) / $438(N)

Tu

March 5 to May 21

5 to 7 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 20

60811

$303(R) / $438(N)

Th

March 7 to May 23

5 to 7 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 20

60812

$275(R) / $397(N)

Su

March 10 to May 19

4 to 6 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 25

Check it out! Check out the Vaughan Tennis Center on page 125 and outdoor tennis courts on page 118 29


Tennis Tennis Lessons: P3

For Adults

This class is for players who have demonstrated a high level of skill, athleticism and drive to make tennis their No. 1 sport. Players in the P3 program should have started taking private lessons and be able to play matches. No class March 25 to 31 and April 26 to 27. (BSV) Age

Class Size

Location

Tennis Lessons: Adult Beginner Indoors

7Y to 10Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Vaughan Athletic Center

This class will teach the basics of tennis, building a solid foundation on which the student can develop. Emphasis will be on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. No class March 25 to 31 and April 26 to 27. (BSV)

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

60816

$303(R) / $438(N)

M

March 4 to May 20

4 to 6 p.m.

60817

$275(R) / $397(N)

Su

March 10 to May 19

2 to 4 p.m.

Tennis Lessons: P2 This program is for the competitive junior player. Players in this program have a goal to eventually achieve a midwest ranking. Players should be competing in local and regional tournaments. Monthly payments can be arranged. No class March 25 to 31 and April 26 to 27. (BSV) Age

Class Size

Location

8Y to 12Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

60828

$303(R) / $438(N)

M

March 4 to May 20

4 to 6 p.m.

60827

$303(R) / $438(N)

Tu

March 5 to May 21

4 to 6 p.m.

60826

$303(R) / $438(N)

Th

March 7 to May 23

4 to 6 p.m.

60825

$275(R) / $397(N)

Su

March 10 to May 19

2 to 4 p.m.

Tennis Lessons: P1 The P1 program is aimed at competitive junior players with a national ranking or top 100 midwest ranking. Players at this level are training 20-plus hours per week. Approval is needed for entry. Monthly payments can be arranged. No class March 25 to 31 and April 26 to 27. (BSV) Age

Class Size

Location

11Y to 14Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 16

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

60843

$303(R) / $438(N)

Tu

March 5 to May 21

6 to 8 p.m.

60845

$303(R) / $438(N)

Th

March 7 to May 23

4 to 6 p.m.

60846

$275(R) / $397(N)

Su

March 10 to May 19

4 to 6 p.m.

Tennis Lessons: Varsity Invite This program is for ranked high school players and tournamentlevel players by invitation only. Drills and supervised match play are featured. Monthly payments can be arranged. No class March 25 to 31 and April 26 to 27. (BSV) Age

Class Size

Location

14Y to 18Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

60853

$303(R) / $438(N)

M

March 4 to May 20

6 to 8 p.m.

60854

$378(R) / $479(N)

W

March 6 to May 22

5:30 to 8 p.m.

30 30

Age

Class Size

Location

18Y and up

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

60858

$177(R) / $242(N)

Tu

March 5 to May 21

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

60857

$145(R) / $198(N)

Sa

March 9 to May 18

2 to 3 p.m.

Tennis Lessons: Adult Intermediate Indoors This program will focus on stroke development and situational drills to develop a more competitive player. Classes also involve tennis play. No class March 25 to 31 and April 26 to 27. (BSV) Age

Class Size

Location

18Y and up

MIN: 4 / MAX: 4

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

60859

$220(R) / $308(N)

Th

March 7 to May 23

6 to 7:30 p.m.

60860

$160(R) / $220(N)

Su

March 10 to May 19

1 to 2 p.m.

USTA Team Tennis The Vaughan Athletic Center has court time reserved for USTA tennis on Friday evenings, Saturday afternoons and evenings and Sunday mornings. Anyone interested in playing on a team or becoming a captain of a team should call the tennis desk at 630-907-8067 or email Brad Schmidt at bschmidt@fvpd.net. Weekly Drop-in Drills Day

Level

Time

M

3.0+

8 to 9:30 p.m.

Sa

4.0+

2 to 3:30 p.m.

Su

3.0+

7:30 to 9 a.m.

Tu

Beginner

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Tu

3.0/3.5

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Th

3.5+ above

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

F

Beginner

8:30 to 10 a.m.

Fees

Men’s Tennis Clinic $18 (member) $20(R) non-member $25(N) non-member

Women’s Tennis Clinic $13 (member) $15(R) non-member $20(N) non-member

Vaughan Performance Program The Performance tennis classes at the Vaughan Athletic Center are for players who are trying to reach the highest goals in tennis achievement via national rankings, college scholarships and high Performance Team Midwest rankings. All players must have approval to participate in the Performance Program.


Bump, set, spike!

Volleyball Volleyball Skills & Drills With its unique combination of drills, competition and instruction, this program focuses on breaking volleyball down into different skill stations. These stations offer the most effective way to capitalize on skills, knowledge, drills and techniques. This program is taught by Cyclones staff. (JR) Day

Location

F

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Fee

Date

Time

Age

Class Size

60468

$40(R) / $60(N)

March 15 to April 5

4 to 5 p.m.

5Y to 7Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 15

60469

$40(R) / $60(N)

March 15 to April 5

5 to 6 p.m.

8Y to 10Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

60470

$60(R) / $80(N)

March 15 to April 5

6 to 7:30 p.m.

11Y to 13Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

60471

$40(R) / $60(N)

April 12 to May 3

4 to 5 p.m.

5Y to 7Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 15

60472

$40(R) / $60(N)

April 12 to May 3

5 to 6 p.m.

8Y to 10Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

60473

$60(R) / $80(N)

April 12 to May 3

6 to 7:30 p.m.

11Y to 13Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

60474

$40(R) / $60(N)

May 17 to June 7

4 to 5 p.m.

5Y to 7Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 15

60475

$40(R) / $60(N)

May 17 to June 7

5 to 6 p.m.

8Y to 10Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

60476

$60(R) / $80(N)

May 17 to June 7

6 to 7:30 p.m.

11Y to 13Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20 TexT To

36000

Cyclones Volleyball Cyclones Volleyball Club provides high-level training by staff dedicated to helping individuals reach their goals, whether that is playing on their high school varsity team, playing collegiate volleyball or being successful in life. Cyclones stresses the development of fundamental technique through quality repetition and provides players enough practice time to develop the core skills required to compete at a high level. Tryouts for this program start in September. Practices during the season are held at the Vaughan Athletic Center. Call Jordan at 630-907-9600, ext. 1147, for more information. (JR)

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FVPD

foxvalleyparkdistrict.org

Volleyball Private Lessons Youth players will maximize their abilities to compete at the highest level while also learning valuable life skills. The Cyclones Volleyball coaching staff brings its experience and expertise to help players excel rapidly. Individual and semiprivate lessons are available. For information, call Jordan at the Vaughan Athletic Center at 630-907-9600.

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register online at foxvalleyparkdistrict.org Pre-registration

On or before noon on March 22

$28; Cara Members $24

5K

Spring gallop

Saturday, March 30 8:30 a.m.

Blackberry farm

100 S. Barnes Road, Aurora 630-892-1550 32 foxvalleyparkdistrict.org

Day-of registration $33; Cara Members $29

ages 10 & up Barcode 58741 This CARA-certified 5K run/walk is a great way to kick off the running season. The race is held at Blackberry Farm on a course that combines the paved Virgil Gilman Trail and a scenic loop around picturesque Lake Gregory. All pre-registered runners are guaranteed a T-shirt.


Orchard Valley Golf Course

Green to tee

Golf

Visit orchardvalleygolf.com or chicagolandgolfacademy.com to register for these programs. Registration opens March 1. Call 630-907-0500 for more information.

For Youth Sports Academy Beginning Golf With SNAG

Junior Golf Seminar

Participants will learn the fundamentals of swinging, putting and body positioning. Using the SNAG (Starting New At Golf) system, instruction is simplified so that young players can make an effective transition onto the golf course. All equipment provided. This program is taught by Skyhawks Sports Academy staff. (MO)

This four-day program is specifically designed for junior golfers with little or no golf experience. The class will introduce children to the great game of golf and show them the basics of full swing, short game and putting. In addition rules, safety and etiquette will be discussed. Instruction provided by Class A PGA member. (BK)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Age

Class Size

Location

5Y to 9Y

$79(R) / $118(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 16

Eola Community Center

8Y to 13Y

MIN: 3 / MAX: 8

Orchard Valley Golf Course

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Day

Date

Time

Fee

61213

Th

March 14 to April 18

5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Tu-F

June 11 to 14

9 to 10:15 a.m.

$75

Kids in Golf – Level 1

Welcome to Junior Golf – All Levels

This five-week after-school program is specifically designed for junior golfers with little or no golf experience. The class will introduce children to the great game of golf and show them the basics of full swing, short game and putting. In addition rules, safety and etiquette will be discussed. Instruction provided by Class A PGA member. (BK)

A free session at the range! Enjoy free range balls and discover what makes golf the game for a lifetime. A Class A PGA member will be on hand to provide swing tips and to answer questions about upcoming summer junior programs to find out which one would be best suited for current and new junior golfers. (BK)

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Age

Class Size

Location

Age

Class Size

Location

Fee

8Y to 11Y

MIN: 3 / MAX: 8

Orchard Valley Golf Course

8Y to 13Y

MIN: 3 / MAX: 8

Orchard Valley Golf Course

Free

Day

Date

Time

Fee

Day

Date

Time

Tu

June 4 to July 2

4 to 5 p.m.

$119

Sa

May 11

8 to 9 a.m.

Su

May 12

1 to 2 p.m.

Kids in Golf – Level 2

Sa

May 18

8 to 9 a.m.

This five-week after-school program is specifically designed for junior golfers with some golf experience. The class will further develop children’s current skills in the areas of full swing, short game and putting. Instruction provided by Class A PGA member. (BK)

Su

May 19

1 to 2 p.m.

Age

Class Size

Location

12Y to 17Y

MIN: 3 / MAX: 8

Orchard Valley Golf Course

Day

Date

Time

Fee

Th

June 6 to July 4

4 to 5 p.m.

$119

Bring the kids! Kids play free after 5 p.m. daily at Orchard Valley Golf Course. Valid June to September with paying adult. Limit two Juniors 17 and under per adult. Visit orchardvalleygolf.com for more information.

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Golf For Adults Adult Group Golf Lessons This popular “Get Into the Game” series includes six weeks of group lessons for women, men, couples and co-eds. All are taught by experienced PGA teaching professionals in a small-group setting with people who have golf experience and would like to lower their scores to further their enjoyment. Fee includes balls and use of loaner clubs. Instruction provided by Class A PGA member. (BK) Age

Class Size

Location

18Y and up

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Orchard Valley Golf Course

Day

Date

Time

Fee

Th

May 2 to June 6

6 to 7:30 p.m.

$149

Sa

May 4 to June 8

Noon to 1:30 p.m.

$149

Tu

May 7 to June 11

6 to 7:30 p.m.

$149

W

May 15 to June 19

6 to 7:30 p.m.

$149

Get Golf Ready & Golf Fore Women – Beginners Get Golf Ready and Golf Fore Women classes were created to provide an opportunity for new golfers to learn the game alongside other beginners and enjoy themselves at the same time. These are true beginner programs designed for students with no golf experience. This five-week program shows the basics of the swing, rules and etiquette to provide the confidence and knowledge to comfortably play the game on the course. Fee includes balls and use of loaner clubs. Instruction provided by Class A PGA member. (BK) Golf Fore Women (Women-only sessions) Age

Class Size

Location

18Y and up

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Orchard Valley Golf Course

Day

Date

Time

Fee

Th

May 9 to June 6

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

$149

Sa

May 11 to June 8

2 to 3:30 p.m.

$149

Get Golf Ready (Co-ed sessions) Age

Class Size

Location

18Y and up

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Orchard Valley Golf Course

Day

Date

Time

Fee

F

May 10 to June 7

6 to 7:30 p.m.

$149

F

June 14 to July 12

6 to 7:30 p.m.

$149

Save the Dates!

2013 Orchard Valley Golf Course Event Schedule Sunday, March 31 Easter Brunch

Saturday, July 13 Monthly Scramble Event

Saturday, April 20 Spring Fling Scramble

Saturday, Aug. 17 Monthly Scramble Event

Sunday, May 12 Mother’s Day Brunch

Saturday, Sept. 14 Monthly Scramble Event

Saturday, May 18 Monthly Scramble Event

Saturday, Oct. 12 Fall Fling Scramble

Saturday, June 15 Monthly Scramble Event

Saturday, Nov. 9 Turkey Shoot

Monday, June 24 Fox Valley Park Foundation’s Golf For Kids Benefit Golf Outing

Saturday, Dec. 7 Reindeer Romp

For more information on Orchard Valley Golf Course, see pages 132 and 133 or visit orchardvalleygolf.com. 34


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Aquatics

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Swim Lessons AquaTots – Indoors

Swim Lessons: Parent+Preschool – Indoors

AquaTots is designed to provide a fun and nurturing environment for young children to be safely introduced to the water with an accompanying adult. An adult and child can play, float and bond together through singing songs and playing games. This is not a safety class or swim instruction but a chance for children to become acclimated to the water. Children must wear a swim diaper under their bathing suit. (JHV)

Children develop a foundation for future swimming skills as instructors help the adult work with the child on basic techniques such as submerging the face and head in the water, gliding on front and back, kicking and beginning freestyle and backstroke motions. This is a great class to introduce children to the water, work on social skills and calm any separation anxiety or fear toward the water. Children who are not potty-trained must wear a swim diaper under their bathing suit. (JHV)

Age

Fee

Location

12M to 24M & adult

$40(R) / $52(N)

Vaughan Athletic Center Therapy Pool

Age

Fee

Location

2Y to 4Y & adult

$40(R) / $52(N)

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

61242

Sa

March 2 to April 27

10 to 10:30 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

Pool

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

60997

F

March 1 to April 26

9 to 9:45 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 8

Therapy

F

March 1 to April 26

10 to 10:45 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 8

Leisure

61243

Sa

March 2 to April 27

11 to 11:45 a.m.

61244

Su

March 3 to April 28

10 to 10:45 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 18

60998

61245

Su

March 3 to April 28

5 to 5:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

60999

Sa

March 2 to April 27

8 to 8:45 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Therapy

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

61000

Sa

March 2 to April 27

9 to 9:45 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Therapy

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

61001

Sa

March 2 to April 27

Noon to 12:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Therapy

61002

Su

March 3 to April 28

11 to 11:45 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 18

Therapy

61003

Su

March 3 to April 28

6 to 6:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

Therapy

61004

M/W

March 4 to April 3

9 to 9:45 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Therapy

61005

M/W

March 4 to April 3

5 to 5:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

Therapy

61008

Tu/Th

March 5 to April 4

5 to 5:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

Therapy

61006

M/W

April 8 to May 1

9 to 9:45 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Therapy

61007

M/W

April 8 to May 1

5 to 5:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

Therapy

60986

Tu/Th

April 9 to May 2

5 to 5:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

Therapy

61246 61247

M/W M/W

March 4 to April 3 April 8 to May 1

9:45 to 10:15 a.m. 9:45 to 10:15 a.m.

Swim Team Affiliate The Fox Valley Park District is affiliated with community-based organizations providing youth instruction and competition. Academy Bullets Swim Club academybullets.com 35


Aquatics Swim Lessons: Preschool – Indoors Children who have already had an introduction to the water and/or are comfortable being in a group environment without a parent present can work on basic swimming skills, such as submerging the face and head, freestyle and backstroke motions and gliding on the stomach and back, while learning the rules of the pool and how to keep themselves safe. To complete this level and move on to the beginner class before turning 5, children must be able to float independently on their fronts and backs, submerge their faces completely, swim freestyle with little or no help and be free of separation anxiety. (JHV) Age

Fee

Location

Age

Fee

Location

3Y to 5Y

$45(R) / $57(N)

Vaughan Athletic Center

3Y to 5Y

$45(R) / $57(N)

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

Pool

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

Pool

61036

F

March 1 to April 26

9 to 9:30 a.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 4

Therapy

61050

Tu/Th

March 5 to April 4

9:45 to 10:15 a.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 4

Therapy

61037

F

March 1 to April 26

10 to 10:45 a.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 4

Leisure

61051

Tu/Th

March 5 to April 4

10:30 to 11 a.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 4

Therapy

61038

Sa

March 2 to April 27

8 to 8:30 a.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 8

Therapy

61052

Tu/Th

March 5 to April 4

4 to 4:30 p.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 8

Therapy

61039

Sa

March 2 to April 27

9 to 9:30 a.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 8

Therapy

61053

Tu/Th

March 5 to April 4

6 to 6:30 p.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 8

Therapy

61040

Sa

March 2 to April 27

10 to 10:30 a.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 12

Therapy

61054

M/W

April 8 to May 1

9 to 9:30 a.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 4

Therapy

61041

Sa

March 2 to April 27

11 to 11:30 a.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 12

Therapy

61055

M/W

April 8 to May 1

9:45 to 10:15 a.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 4

Therapy

61042

Su

March 3 to April 28

10 to 10:30 a.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 8

Therapy

61056

M/W

April 8 to May 1

4 to 4:30 p.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 8

Therapy

61043

Su

March 3 to April 28

5 to 5:30 p.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 8

Therapy

61057

M/W

April 8 to May 1

6 to 6:30 p.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 12

Therapy

61044

Su

March 3 to April 28

6 to 6:30 p.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 8

Therapy

61058

Tu/Th

April 9 to May 2

9 to 9:30 a.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 4

Therapy

61045

M/W

March 4 to April 3

9 to 9:30 a.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 4

Therapy

61059

Tu/Th

April 9 to May 2

9:45 to 10:15 a.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 4

Therapy

61046

M/W

March 4 to April 3

9:45 to 10:15 a.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 4

Therapy

61060

Tu/Th

April 9 to May 2

10:30 to 11 a.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 4

Therapy

61047

M/W

March 4 to April 3

4 to 4:30 p.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 8

Therapy

61061

Tu/Th

April 9 to May 2

4 to 4:45 p.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 8

Therapy

61048

M/W

March 4 to April 3

6 to 6:30 p.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 12

Therapy

61062

Tu/Th

April 9 to May 2

6 to 6:30 p.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 12

Therapy

61049

Tu/Th

March 5 to April 4

9 to 9:30 a.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 4

Therapy

Open to the Public Children ages 3 to 11 can enjoy up to two hours of fun mazes, punching bags, spiral slides and much more. Parents must check-in at guest services, sign waiver and are asked to supervise their children while visiting. Socks are required. Children must be ages 3 and up.

Residents and Members: $2 per hour per child Non-residents: $3 per hour per child Indoor Playhouse Hours Monday – Friday: 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday: 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday: 8 a.m. to noon

At the Vaughan Athletic Center! 2121 W. Indian Trail, Aurora

Perfect for play dates and parties! Gather friends and reserve a play date in the Indoor Playhouse.

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Aquatics Swim Lessons: Youth Beginner – Indoors

Swim Lessons: Youth Advanced Beginner – Indoors

Work on the basics of swimming, including front and back gliding, floating and arm and leg movements for freestyle and backstroke. Geared to those with little or no previous swimming experience, children may need to repeat this level more than once depending on their initial skill level and overall comfort level in the water. To complete the level, swimmers must be able to swim the width of the pool using both freestyle and backstroke. (JHV)

Swimmers who are comfortable in the water and have basic swimming skills can improve their stroke technique, rhythmic breathing and endurance. To enroll, swimmers should be able to swim half of the length of the pool in both freestyle and backstroke and be able to submerge their entire face in the water. To complete this level, swimmers must be able to swim one length of the pool using freestyle, backstroke and elementary backstroke. (JHV)

Location

Fee

Age

Fee

Location

Vaughan Athletic Center

$40(R) / $52(N)

6Y to 10Y

$40(R) / $52(N)

Vaughan Athletic Center Competition Pool

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

61166

Sa

March 2 to April 27

10 to 10:45 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

Class Size

Competition Pool 61109

Sa

March 2 to April 27

10 to 10:45 a.m.

11Y to 15Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

61167

Sa

March 2 to April 27

9 to 9:45 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

61111

Sa

March 2 to April 27

11 to 11:45 a.m.

11Y to 15Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

61168

Sa

March 2 to April 27

11 to 11:45 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

61112

Sa

March 2 to April 27

Noon to 12:45 p.m.

11Y to 15Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

61169

Su

March 3 to April 28

11 to 11:45 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

61170

Su

March 3 to April 28

5 to 5:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

61128

Su

March 3 to April 28

5 to 5:45 p.m.

5Y to 10Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

61171

Su

March 3 to April 28

6 to 6:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

61115

Su

March 3 to April 28

6 to 6:45 p.m.

5Y to 10Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

61172

M/W

March 4 to April 3

5 to 5:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

61174

M/W

March 4 to April 3

6 to 6:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

Leisure Pool 61105

F

March 1 to April 26

10 to 10:45 a.m.

5Y to 10Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

61175

Tu/Th

March 5 to April 4

4 to 4:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

61106

Sa

March 2 to April 27

8 to 8:45 a.m.

5Y to 10Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

61176

Tu/Th

March 5 to April 4

5 to 5:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

61107

Sa

March 2 to April 27

9 to 9:45 a.m.

5Y to 10Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

61177

Tu/Th

March 5 to April 4

6 to 6:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

61113

Su

March 3 to April 28

10 to 10:45 a.m.

5Y to 10Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 24

61178

M/W

April 8 to May 1

5 to 5:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

61114

Su

March 3 to April 28

11 to 11:45 a.m.

5Y to 10Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 18

61179

M/W

April 8 to May 1

6 to 6:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

61180

Tu/Th

April 9 to May 2

4 to 4:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

Therapy Pool 61104

F

March 1 to April 26

9 to 9:45 a.m.

5Y to 10Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

61181

Tu/Th

April 9 to May 2

5 to 5:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

61108

Sa

March 2 to April 27

10 to 10:45 a.m.

5Y to 10Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

61182

Tu/Th

April 9 to May 2

6 to 6:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

61110

Sa

March 2 to April 27

11 to 11:45 a.m.

5Y to 10Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

61116

M/W

March 4 to April 3

4 to 4:45 p.m.

5Y to 10Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

61117

M/W

March 4 to April 3

5 to 5:45 p.m.

5Y to 10Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 18

61118

M/W

March 4 to April 3

6 to 6:45 p.m.

5Y to 10Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

61119

Tu/Th

March 5 to April 4

4 to 4:45 p.m.

5Y to 10Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

61120

Tu/Th

March 5 to April 4

5 to 5:45 p.m.

5Y to 10Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 18

61121

Tu/Th

March 5 to April 4

6 to 6:45 p.m.

5Y to 10Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

61122

M/W

April 8 to May 1

4 to 4:45 p.m.

5Y to 10Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

61123

M/W

April 8 to May 1

5 to 5:45 p.m.

5Y to 10Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 18

6Y to 12Y

$40(R) / $52(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

61124

M/W

April 8 to May 1

6 to 6:45 p.m.

5Y to 10Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

Vaughan Athletic Center Competition Pool

61125

Tu/Th

April 9 to May 2

4 to 4:45 p.m.

5Y to 10Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61126

Tu/Th

April 9 to May 2

5 to 5:45 p.m.

5Y to 10Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 18

61205

Sa

March 2 to April 27

9 to 9:45 a.m.

61127

Tu/Th

April 9 to May 2

6 to 6:45 p.m.

5Y to 10Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

61206

Sa

March 2 to April 27

10 to 10:45 a.m.

61207

Sa

March 2 to April 27

11 to 11:45 a.m.

61208

Su

March 3 to April 28

5 to 5:45 p.m.

61209

M/W

March 4 to April 3

4 to 4:45 p.m.

61210

Tu/Th

March 5 to April 4

7 to 7:45 p.m.

61211

M/W

April 8 to May 1

4 to 4:45 p.m.

61212

Tu/Th

April 9 to May 2

7 to 7:45 p.m.

Swim Lessons: Youth Intermediate – Indoors Swimmers continue to build upon their existing knowledge and endurance while learning sidestroke and butterfly kick. To enroll, swimmers should have a solid knowledge of freestyle, backstroke and beginning breaststroke. To complete the level, swimmers must be able to swim two lengths of the pool using freestyle with rhythmic breathing and backstroke and also be comfortable in breaststroke. (JHV)

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Aquatics Swim Lessons: Youth Advanced – Indoors

Swim Lessons: Adult Level 2 – Indoors

Swimmers who are looking to master their technique and endurance before possibly entering competitive swimming can continue to work on freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke while also being introduced to the butterfly stroke, treading water and limited diving techniques. To enroll, swimmers should be able to swim three lengths of the pool in freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke with minimal breaks. (JHV)

In this class, students continue to work on freestyle and backstroke, as introduced in Level 1, and begin learning butterfly and breaststroke. To complete the level, swimmers must be able to swim 50 yards of freestyle and backstroke without help. The first day of each session is designated as a test day to ensure every swimmer has been placed in a skills-appropriate class. (JHV)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y to 13Y

$40(R) / $52(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

Vaughan Athletic Center Competition Pool

15Y and up

$42(R) / $59(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

Vaughan Athletic Center Competition Pool

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61234

Sa

March 2 to April 27

9 to 9:45 a.m.

61143

Sa

March 2 to April 27

8 to 8:45 a.m.

61144

Sa

March 2 to April 27

Noon to 12:45 p.m.

61235

Sa

March 2 to April 27

10 to 10:45 a.m.

61236

Sa

March 2 to April 27

11 to 11:45 a.m.

61237

Su

March 3 to April 28

6 to 6:45 p.m.

Masters Swim Participants experience challenging individual workouts in a supportive team setting while focusing on stroke technique, endurance building and both dry land and aquatic fitness. Coaches are committed to the personal goals of each swimmer. Each program is individualized to match the skill level of the participant, whether training for triathlons or other competitions, looking to improve technique on a certain stroke or simply wanting a scheduled pool workout. (JHV)

61238

M/W

March 4 to April 3

7 to 7:45 p.m.

61239

Tu/Th

March 5 to April 4

7 to 7:45 p.m.

61240

M/W

April 8 to May 1

7 to 7:45 p.m.

61241

Tu/Th

April 9 to May 2

7 to 7:45 p.m.

Swim Lessons: Adult Level 1 – Indoors This class focuses on front float, back float and general arm and leg motions for swimming freestyle and backstroke. To complete the level, swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards of freestyle and backstroke. (JHV) Age

Fee

Location

15Y and up

$40(R) / $52(N)

Vaughan Athletic Center Competition Pool

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

61131

Sa

March 2 to April 27

8 to 8:45 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

61132

Sa

March 2 to April 27

Noon to 12:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

61133

Su

March 3 to April 28

11 to 11:45 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 8

Supa-dupa

Scuba

Fee

Class Size

Location

16Y and up

$90(M) / $98(R) / $117(N)

MIN: 9 / MAX: 20

Vaughan Athletic Center Competition Pool

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60695

M/W

Feb. 25 to May 15

8 to 9 p.m.

60696

Tu/Th

Feb. 26 to May 16

5 to 6 a.m.

Open Water Scuba Diving Certification

Discovering Scuba Experience the thrill of scuba diving in a pool under the supervision of an instructor. Students will master some basic concepts and scuba skills. (JHV)

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Age

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

10Y and up

$40(M) / $45(R) / $50(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 10

Vaughan Athletic Center Competition Pool

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60635

Su

April 21

1 to 4 p.m.

Anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit and comfortable in the water can become an open water scuba diver. Certification is earned by mastering the fundamental skills and techniques taught in five pool dives and knowledge development sessions and by making four open water dives under the supervision of an instructor. Fee includes classroom and pool instruction as well as scuba gear for all pool sessions (except mask, fins, boots and snorkel). Additional costs include book and DVD, scuba gear rental for the open water dives and a $50 certification fee. Upon completion of the PADI Open Water Diver certification course, participants will be certified to dive anywhere in the world. (JHV) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

10Y and up

$250(R) / $275(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 10

Vaughan Athletic Center Competition Pool

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60668

Th/Tu

Feb. 21 to March 14

6 to 9 p.m.

60669

Th/Tu

April 25 to May 16

6 to 9 p.m.


Aquatics Aqua Fitness Aqua Boot Camp Blitz

Aqua Pilates Core Control Level I

This advanced aquatic program for athletic participants provides cardiovascular and strength training with intense intervals and power moves. (JHV)

Use water’s natural resistance to increase range of motion while engaging core muscles. Movements based on the Pilates method improve flexibility and fluidity, postural alignment and balance. (JHV)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

16Y and up

$44(M) / $52(R) / $60(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 12

Vaughan Athletic Center Competition Pool

14Y and up

$44(M) / $52(R) / $60(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 12

Vaughan Athletic Center Therapy Pool

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61350

Tu

March 5 to April 23

5:15 to 6 p.m.

61315

Tu

March 5 to April 23

10 to 10:45 a.m.

61351

Th

March 7 to April 25

5:15 to 6 p.m.

61316

W

March 6 to April 24

6:15 to 7 p.m.

61352

Tu

April 30 to June 18

5:15 to 6 p.m.

61317

Tu

April 30 to June 18

10 to 10:45 a.m.

61353

Th

May 2 to June 20

5:15 to 6 p.m.

61318

W

May 1 to June 19

6:15 to 7 p.m.

Aqua Cardio Challenge

Aqua Pilates Core Control Level II

Improve cardiovascular fitness and overall health using traditional aquatic fitness combinations with little or no impact on the joints. A variety of resistance equipment is used to challenge all fitness levels and achieve a fun, energetic workout. (JHV)

Participants who have progressed through Aqua Pilates Core Control Level I training can learn more challenging postural moves. Consultation with the instructor or Aquatic Fitness coordinator is recommended prior to registration. (JHV)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

16Y and up

$44(M) / $52(R) / $60(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 12

Vaughan Athletic Center Competition Pool

16Y and up

$44(M) / $52(R) / $60(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 12

Vaughan Athletic Center Therapy Pool

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61395

W

March 6 to April 24

6:15 to 7 p.m.

61327

M

March 4 to April 22

6:15 to 7 p.m.

61396

W

May 1 to June 19

6:15 to 7 p.m.

61328

Th

March 7 to April 25

10 to 10:45 a.m.

61329

M

April 29 to June 17

6:15 to 7 p.m.

61330

Th

May 2 to June 13

10 to 10:45 a.m.

Aqua Fit and Fun This program is designed with fun and variety in mind. Cardiovascular combinations from various influences are utilized to create a challenging and effective water workout. Improve overall fitness with traditional aquatic fitness moves as well as aqua pilates, yoga, kickboxing, running and intense power intervals. (JHV) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

16Y and up

$44(M) / $52(R) / $60(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 12

Vaughan Athletic Center Competition Pool

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61401

W

March 6 to April 24

9:15 to 10 a.m.

61402

W

May 1 to June 19

9:15 to 10 a.m.

Deep Water Conditioning Focus on cardiovascular and strength training with zero impact while experiencing the contrast between high- and low-intensity progressions in the water. Swimming skills are not necessary. (JHV) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

16Y and up

$44(M) / $52(R) / $60(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 12

Vaughan Athletic Center Therapy Pool

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61340

Tu

March 5 to April 23

7 to 7:45 p.m.

61341

Tu

April 30 to June 18

7 to 7:45 p.m.

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Aquatics Aqua Health Ai Chi

Pre / Postnatal Aqua Aerobics

This gentle but effective mind and body aquatics class combines deep breathing with a flowing and powerful progression of movement of the arms, legs and torso. The class is designed to improve range of motion, alleviate stress and increase metabolism and the body’s energy flow. (JHV)

Water resistance along with aqua dumbbells, noodles and flutter boards help create a workout to strengthen the body, improve circulation, take stress off joints and help prevent and relieve swelling ankles. A doctor’s verbal consent is required. (JHV)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

16Y and up

$44(M) / $52(R) / $60(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 12

Vaughan Athletic Center Therapy Pool

16Y and up

$44(M) / $52(R) / $60(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 12

Vaughan Athletic Center Competition Pool

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61399

F

March 8 to April 26

10:45 to 11:30 a.m.

61408

Th

March 7 to April 25

6 to 6:45 p.m.

61400

F

May 3 to June 21

10:45 to 11:30 a.m.

61409

Th

May 2 to June 20

6 to 6:45 p.m.

Deep Water Arthritis

Pre / Postnatal Aqua Pilates

Participants can gain strength and flexibility while relieving arthritis pain and stiffness without excessive strain on joints and muscles. An Arthritis Foundation–certified instructor leads the program. (JHV)

Strengthen abdominal and back muscles while elongating and toning other major muscles. Improve balance and coordination and work on breathing techniques while flowing from one pose to the next. (JHV)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

16Y and up

$44(M) / $52(R) / $60(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 12

Vaughan Athletic Center Therapy Pool

16Y and up

$44(M) / $52(R) / $60(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 12

Vaughan Athletic Center Therapy Pool

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61331

M

March 4 to April 22

7 to 7:45 p.m.

61414

W

March 6 to April 24

7 to 7:45 p.m.

61332

Tu

March 5 to April 23

9:15 to 10 a.m.

61415

W

May 1 to June 19

7 to 7:45 p.m.

61333

Th

March 7 to April 25

9:15 to 10 a.m.

61334

M

April 29 to June 17

7 to 7:45 p.m.

61335

Tu

April 30 to June 18

9:15 to 10 a.m.

61336

Th

May 2 to June 20

9:15 to 10 a.m.

Joyful Joints With a focus on range of motion, flexibility, strength training and cardiovascular fitness while working to decrease levels of pain, this program is ideal for participants with arthritis or muscular limitations. (JHV) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

16Y and up

$44(M) / $52(R) / $60(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 12

Vaughan Athletic Center Therapy Pool

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61301

M

March 4 to April 22

10:15 to 11 a.m.

61303

Tu

March 5 to April 23

6:15 to 7 p.m.

61304

W

March 6 to April 24

10:05 to 10:50 a.m.

61305

W

March 6 to April 24

5:15 to 6 p.m.

61299

F

March 8 to April 26

9:45 to 10:30 a.m.

61300

M

April 29 to June 17

10:15 to 11 a.m.

61291

Tu

April 30 to June 18

6:15 to 7 p.m.

61292

W

May 1 to June 19

10:05 to 10:50 a.m.

61293

W

May 1 to June 19

5:15 to 6 p.m.

61294

F

May 3 to June 21

9:45 to 10:30 a.m.

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Aquatics Learn to be a

Dabble in

Lifeguard

Diving

Springboard Diving: Beginner

Lifeguard Certification Course

People with a wide range of athletic abilities and ages can enjoy springboard diving as either an activity or competitive sport. Beginning diving is intended for first-time and young divers. Note: A $14 fee is required to join the Amateur Athletic Union, which provides class participants with annual supplemental insurance. Participants must be comfortable swimming in deep water. (JHV)

Upon successful completion, participants will be certified with an International Lifeguard Training Program (ILTP) license that is acceptable at all Ellis & Associates facilities. Fee includes all equipment. Prospective participants who are interested in being a lifeguard for the Vaughan Athletic Center, Splash Country or Phillips Park should call Jerica Hughes at 630907-9613 to set up an interview before enrolling in the course. Successful completion of the course does not guarantee employment. (JHV)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y to 13Y

$69(M) / $74(R) / $79(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 15

Vaughan Athletic Center Competition Pool

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60725

M/W

March 11 to May 1

6:45 to 7:30 p.m.

Springboard Diving: Advanced Competitive divers and divers who have had previous instruction can participate in off-season training, improve technique and learn new dives. Note: A $14 fee is required to join the Amateur Athletic Union, which provides class participants with annual supplemental insurance. (JHV) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y to 18Y

$100(M) / $105(R) / $110(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 15

Vaughan Athletic Center Competition Pool

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60723

M/W

March 11 to May 1

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

15Y and up

$155

MIN: 6 / MAX: 30

Vaughan Athletic Center Competition Pool

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

60697

F-Su

March 22 to 24

F: 4 to 9 p.m. Sa/Su: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

15Y and up

60698

F-Su

March 29 to 31

F: 4 to 9 p.m. Sa/Su: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

15Y and up

60699

F-Su

April 12 to 14

F: 4 to 9 p.m. Sa/Su: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

15Y and up

60700

F-Su

April 26 to 28

F: 4 to 9 p.m. Sa/Su: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

15Y and up

60701

F-Su

May 3 to 5

F: 4 to 9 p.m. Sa/Su: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

15Y and up

Lifeguard Renewal Course Lifeguard Renewal Course registrants must have completed the Lifeguard Certification Course during the past year. Upon successful completion of this course, the individual will be recertified with an International Lifeguard Training Program (ILTP) license that may be used at any Ellis & Associates facility. Candidates who successfully complete the class are also eligible to seek employment with Jeff Ellis Management. Call Jerica Hughes at 630907-9613 for more information about enrollment or employment. (JHV) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

15Y and up

$100

MIN: 1 / MAX: 15

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60713

Sa-Su

March 23 to 24

9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

60714

Sa-Su

March 30 to 31

9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

60715

Sa-Su

April 13 to 14

9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

60716

Sa-Su

April 27 to 28

9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

60717

Sa-Su

May 4 to 5

9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Hi-ya!

Martial Arts Fun for All Seisan Ryu Karate Seisan Ryu is a practical, efficient martial art dedicated to discipline, strength of character and personal safety. Participants may sign up for one or two nights a week; those who sign up for one night per week may come either night. Parents may practice with their children for free in the class for ages 6 to 12 after signing the Park District waiver. Head instructor David Carr has more than 30 years of experience in the martial arts and is a sixth degree black belt in karate. (MO) (JHP) Location

Location

Eola Community Center

Eola Community Center Fee*

Age

Barcode

Day

Date

5:30 to 6 p.m.

$30(R) / $45(N)

6Y to 12Y

60928

Tu

Feb. 26 to April 2

Feb. 28 to April 4

5:30 to 6 p.m.

$30(R) / $45(N)

6Y to 12Y

60929

Th

Feb. 28 to April 4

Tu/Th

Feb. 26 to April 4

5:30 to 6 p.m.

$50(R) / $75(N)

6Y to 12Y

60930

Tu/Th

Tu

April 16 to May 21

5:30 to 6 p.m.

$30(R) / $45(N)

6Y to 12Y

60943

Tu

Th

April 18 to May 23

5:30 to 6 p.m.

$30(R) / $45(N)

6Y to 12Y

60945

$50(R) / $75(N)

6Y to 12Y

60944

$36(R) / $54(N)

6Y to 8Y

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60522

Tu

Feb. 26 to April 2

60523

Th

60524 60931 60932

Time

Fee*

Age

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

$42(R) / $63(N)

13Y and up

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

$42(R) / $63(N)

13Y and up

Feb. 26 to April 4

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

$72(R) / $108(N)

13Y and up

April 16 to May 21

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

$42(R) / $63(N)

13Y and up

Tu/Th

April 16 to May 23

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

$72(R) / $108(N)

13Y and up

Th

April 18 to May 23

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

$42(R) / $63(N)

13Y and up

Teens & Adults Ongoing

Youth Beginner

60933

Tu/Th

April 16 to May 23

60525

Tu

Feb. 26 to April 2

5:30 to 6 p.m.

Youth Ongoing 6 to 6:45 p.m.

60518

Th

Feb. 28 to April 4

6 to 6:45 p.m.

$36(R) / $54(N)

6Y to 8Y

60521

Tu/Th

Feb. 26 to April 4

6 to 6:45 p.m.

$61(R) / $92(N)

6Y to 8Y

60922

Tu

Feb. 26 to April 2

6:45 to 7:30 p.m.

$36(R) / $54(N)

9Y to 12Y

60923

Th

Feb. 28 to April 4

6:45 to 7:30 p.m.

$36(R) / $54(N)

9Y to 12Y

60924

Tu/Th

Feb. 26 to April 4

6:45 to 7:30 p.m.

$61(R) / $92(N)

9Y to 12Y

60934

Tu

April 16 to May 21

6 to 6:45 p.m.

$36(R) / $54(N)

6Y to 8Y

60935

Th

April 18 to May 23

6 to 6:45 p.m.

$36(R) / $54(N)

6Y to 8Y

60936

Tu/Th

April 16 to May 23

6 to 6:45 p.m.

$61(R) / $92(N)

6Y to 8Y

60937

Tu

April 16 to May 21

6:45 to 7:30 p.m.

$36(R) / $54(N)

9Y to 12Y

60938

Th

April 18 to May 23

6:45 to 7:30 p.m.

$36(R) / $54(N)

9Y to 12Y

60939

Tu/Th

April 16 to May 23

6:45 to 7:30 p.m.

$61(R) / $92(N)

9Y to 12Y

Teens & Adults Beginner 60925

Tu

Feb. 26 to April 2

7:30 to 8 p.m.

$30(R) / $45(N)

13Y and up

60926

Th

Feb. 28 to April 4

7:30 to 8 p.m.

$30(R) / $45(N)

13Y and up

60927

Tu/Th

Feb. 26 to April 4

7:30 to 8 p.m.

$50(R) / $75(N)

13Y and up

60940

Tu

April 16 to May 21

7:30 to 8 p.m.

$30(R) / $45(N)

13Y and up

60941

Th

April 18 to May 23

7:30 to 8 p.m.

$30(R) / $45(N)

13Y and up

60942

Tu/Th

April 16 to May 23

7:30 to 8 p.m.

$50(R) / $75(N)

13Y and up

42

Age

Class Size

Location

6Y to 12Y

MIN: 3 / MAX: 20

Prisco Community Center

Date

1-Day Fee*

2-Day Fee*

Barcode

Day

Time Youth Beginner

60514

M/W

Feb. 25 to April 3

5 to 5:30 p.m.

$30(R) / $45(N)

$50(R) / $75(N)

60516

M/W

April 15 to May 22

5 to 5:30 p.m.

$30(R) / $45(N)

$50(R) / $75(N)

Youth Ongoing 60515

M/W

Feb. 25 to April 3

5:30 to 6:15 p.m.

$36(R) / $54(N)

$61(R) / $92(N)

60517

M/W

April 15 to May 22

5:30 to 6:15 p.m.

$36(R) / $54(N)

$61(R) / $92(N)

*Seisan Ryu Karate has an option of purchasing a uniform for $25 and a belt fee (after promotions) of $10.

Thanks!

We appreciate all of our volunteers! Thank you to all of our many volunteers who have given of their time and talent during the winter. We appreciate all the people who volunteered as coaches, program volunteers, at special events and at all other activities that time and talent was given.


Martial Arts Taekwondo for Fun and Fitness This class offers a casual introduction to the fitness and self-defense benefits of Taekwondo. Participants should dress in comfortable clothing that allows easy movement. Basic kicking, punching, fighting and form techniques will be taught. (KD) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

7Y and up

$42(R) / $62(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 15

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61600

Sa

April 13 to May 11

1 to 2 p.m.

Judo Judo is a refinement of the ancient Japanese martial art of jujitsu. Kodokan judo is a fun sport, a fitness program and a recreational activity. Skill, technique and timing rather than the use of brute strength are essential ingredients. Additional family members receive a $5 discount. (MO)

Just for Kids Kung Fu for Kids Class focuses on strength, coordination, flexibility and balance, not aggression or competition. Children learn by doing flowing sequences of martial art movements. A $5 discount will be applied for each additional family member who registers. (MO) (RM) Class Size

Location

MIN: 3 / MAX: 15

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Fee*

Day

Date

Time

Age

60883

$52(R) / $78(N)

M

Feb. 25 to April 1

4:30 to 5:25 p.m.

4Y to 8Y

60884

$52(R) / $78(N)

W

Feb. 27 to April 3

4:30 to 5:25 p.m.

4Y to 8Y

60885

$104(R) / $156(N)

M/W

Feb. 25 to April 3

4:30 to 5:25 p.m.

4Y to 8Y

60886

$60(R) / $90(N)

M

Feb. 25 to April 1

5:30 to 6:25 p.m.

5Y to 12Y

60887

$60(R) / $90(N)

W

Feb. 27 to April 3

5:30 to 6:25 p.m.

5Y to 12Y

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y and up

$56(R) / $84(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 40

Eola Community Center

60888

$120(R) / $180(N)

M/W

Feb. 25 to April 3

5:30 to 6:25 p.m.

5Y to 12Y

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60889

$60(R) / $90(N)

M

Feb. 25 to April 1

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

6Y to 18Y

60864

F

April 5 to May 17

7 to 8:30 p.m.

60890

$60(R) / $90(N)

W

Feb. 27 to April 3

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

6Y to 18Y

Jujitsu This class will cover jujitsu techniques for sport and self-defense. It also will explore techniques in judo, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, self-defense and collegiate-style wrestling. All skill levels are welcome, and techniques can be tailored to each student’s interests. Additional family members receive a $5 discount. (MO) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

12Y and up

$56(R) / $84(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 40

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60866

M

April 1 to May 13

7:30 to 9 p.m.

60891

$120(R) / $180(N)

M/W

Feb. 25 to April 3

6:30 to 7:25 p.m.

6Y to 18Y

60874

$60(R) / $90(N)

M

April 8 to May 13

4:30 to 5:25 p.m.

4Y to 8Y

60881

$60(R) / $90(N)

W

April 10 to May 22

4:30 to 5:25 p.m.

4Y to 8Y

60882

$120(R) / $180(N)

M/W

April 8 to May 15

4:30 to 5:15 p.m.

4Y to 8Y

60875

$60(R) / $90(N)

M

April 8 to May 13

5:30 to 6:25 p.m.

5Y to 12Y

60876

$60(R) / $90(N)

W

April 10 to May 15

5:30 to 6:25 p.m.

5Y to 12Y

60877

$140(R) / $210(N)

M/W

April 8 to May 15

5:30 to 6:25 p.m.

5Y to 12Y

60878

$60(R) / $90(N)

M

April 8 to May 13

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

6Y to 18Y

60879

$60(R) / $90(N)

W

April 10 to May 15

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

6Y to 18Y

60880

$120(R) / $180(N)

M/W

April 8 to May 15

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

6Y to 18Y

Age

Fee*

Class Size

Location

6Y to 18Y

$40(R)/$60(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 16

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61420

Th

March 7 to 21

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

61421

Th

April 4 to 25

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

61422

Th

May 2 to 23

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

*Kung Fu for Kids class uniform is optional; other uniforms may be used.

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Martial Arts For Adults

Kid’s Karate Club

Kung Fu for Adults Get into shape and gain strength, better balance, coordination and flexibility while learning self-defense. There is a $5 discount for each additional family member registered. Instructor is Troy Walzak, a certified master of Chinese Kung Fu with 30 years of experience. (MO) Age

Class Size

Location

18Y and up

MIN: 3 / MAX: 15

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Fee*

Day

Date

Time

60895

$60(R) / $90(N)

M

Feb. 25 to April 1

7:45 to 8:45 p.m.

60896

$60(R) / $90(N)

W

Feb. 27 to April 3

7:45 to 8:45 p.m.

60897

$120(R) / $180(N)

M/W

Feb. 25 to April 3

7:45 to 8:45 p.m.

60892

$60(R) / $90(N)

M

April 8 to May 13

7:45 to 8:45 p.m.

60893

$60(R) / $90(N)

W

April 10 to May 15

7:45 to 8:45 p.m.

60894

$120(R) / $180(N)

M/W

April 8 to May 15

7:45 to 8:45 p.m.

*Kung Fu for Adults class uniform is optional; other uniforms may be used.

Life Skills Black Belt Karate Club - Beginner Participants achieve a higher level of self-discipline, self-confidence, selfesteem, concentration and coordination in a safe and fun environment. This program for white and yellow belts also can enhance social interaction and academic performance. All students can earn weekly achievement ribbons. Classes are taught by Tyson’s Taekwondo instructors under the direction of fourth degree Master Kyle Tyson, two-time AAU Gold Medalist. (MO) Age

Fee*

Class Size

The program helps children build self-esteem and confidence with a strong emphasis on family involvement.Tournaments and belt testing are optional and are not included in the registration fee. Yellow belts and up will need to purchase protective equipment at an additional cost. All additional fees should be paid to Kid’s Karate Club instructors.

Karate Club This progressive martial arts program teaches the basics of karate, selfdefense, sparring and safety. Parents may participate with their children at no additional cost. Family involvement and respect are key elements, and children are encouraged and motivated to do their best in all aspects of their lives. Taught by Kid’s Karate Club staff. (MO) (LP) Age

Fee*

Class Size

Location

4Y to 15Y

$62(R) / $93(N)

MIN: 10 / MAX: 50

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Level

60868

M

March 11 to April 29

5:30 to 6:15 p.m.

Beginner/White Belt

60872

M

March 11 to April 29

6:15 to 7 p.m.

Yellow/Orange/Green

60869

M

March 11 to April 29

7 to 7:45 p.m.

Blue/Purple/Brown

60870

W

March 13 to May 1

5:30 to 6:15 p.m.

Beginner/White Belt

60871

W

March 13 to May 1

6:15 to 7 p.m.

Yellow/Orange/Green

60873

W

March 13 to May 1

7 to 7:45 p.m.

Blue/Purple/Brown

Location

Age

Fee*

Class Size

Location

3Y to 14Y

$62(R) / $93(N)

MIN: 10 / MAX: 40

Vaughan Athletic Center

5Y to 9Y

$65(R) / $97(N)

MIN: 3 / MAX: 30

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60423

Tu

March 12 to April 30

6 to 6:45 p.m.

60904

Tu

March 5 to April 16

6:30 to 7:10 p.m.

60905

Tu

April 30 to June 11

6:30 to 7:10 p.m.

60424

Tu

March 12 to April 30

6:45 to 7:30 p.m.

*Life Skills Karate has an optional uniform cost of $30 and an optional awards ceremony fee of $16.

60425

Tu

March 12 to April 30

7:30 to 8 p.m.

60426

Th

March 14 to May 2

6 to 6:45 p.m.

Life Skills Black Belt Karate Club - Intermediate

60427

Th

March 14 to May 2

6:45 to 7:30 p.m.

60428

Th

March 14 to May 2

7:30 to 8 p.m.

Participants learn basic kick combinations, forms (kata) training and controlled light-contact free sparring. All students can earn weekly achievement ribbons for positive behavior or academic achievement. Classes are taught by Tyson’s Taekwondo instructors under the direction of fourth degree Master Kyle Tyson, two-time AAU Gold Medalist. (MO) Age

Fee*

Class Size

Location

5Y to 16Y

$65(R) / $97(N)

MIN: 3 / MAX: 30

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60906

Tu

March 5 to April 16

7:15 to 7:55 p.m.

60907

Tu

April 30 to June 11

7:15 to 7:55 p.m.

*Life Skills Karate has an optional uniform cost of $30 and an optional awards ceremony fee of $16.

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60429

Tu

May 14 to July 9

6 to 6:45 p.m.

60430

Tu

May 14 to July 9

6:45 to 7:30 p.m.

60431

Tu

May 14 to July 9

7:30 to 8 p.m.

60432

Th

May 16 to July 11

6 to 6:45 p.m.

60433

Th

May 16 to July 11

6:45 to 7:30 p.m.

60434

Th

May 16 to July 11

7:30 to 8 p.m.

*Karate Club requires a uniform for $36 for children and $42 for parent helpers. There is an optional testing fee of $39.


Martial Arts Little Ninjas Karate Club This course helps develop coordination, strength and personal safety skills. A graduation certificate will be awarded to each participant to enroll in the Karate Club white belt program at the end of the session. Each child will receive a Kid’s Karate Club headband. These programs are taught by Kid’s Karate Club staff. (LP) Age

Fee*

Class Size

Location

3Y to 5Y

$49(R) / $73(N)

MIN: 10 / MAX: 25

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60463

Th

March 28 to April 25

5:30 to 6 p.m.

*Karate Club requires a uniform for $36 for children and $42 for parent helpers. There is an optional testing fee of $39.

Kid’s Karate Español This beginning-level martial arts program is taught entirely in Spanish. Participants will be introduced to the basics of karate, self-defense, sparring and safety. Family involvement and respect are key elements, and children are encouraged and motivated to do their best in all aspects of their lives. Parents may participate with their children at no additional cost. Instructor is fluent in Spanish, and class is geared for the child whose first language is Spanish. (LP) Age

Fee*

Class Size

Location

3Y to 14Y

$62(R) / $93(N)

MIN: 10 / MAX: 40

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60435

W

March 13 to May 1

6 to 6:45 p.m.

60436

W

May 15 to July 10

6 to 6:45 p.m.

Share Your Skills and Talents Do you have a special skill or talent you would like to share? A hobby, interest or pastime that you could pass on? Training that could help others? An expertise that might interest people? The Fox Valley Park District is looking for those “hidden” experts to lead new programs and activities at our facilities – whether it’s a one-time workshop or a class that lasts an entire season. Be paid while you share what you know best!

To share your skills and talents, email Eric Lee Wilson at ewilson@fvpd.net

*Karate Club requires a uniform for $36 for children and $42 for parent helpers. There is an optional testing fee of $39.

It’s fun to be in the Kid’s Karate Club!

Register now!

Classes fill quickly!

Check out The Little Ninjas Karate Club on page 45 & The Karate Club Program on page 44!

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Class Locations:  Eola Community Center offered 

Good – Safe – Affordable Fun for Everyone!

Specialize in teaching ages 3-14 Year-round program with belt progression through Black Belt Over 30 years experience Featured in The Daily Herald & WGN TV

on Mondays & Wednesdays

Vaughan Athletic Center offered NEW CLASSES START THE WEEK OF MARCH 11 & MAY 13 on Tuesdays & Thursdays

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the good fight

Fighting childhood obesity. Keeping kids healthy.

A commitment of the Fox Valley Park District.


Show your spirit

Cheer & Poms Cheernastics

Cheerleading

Cheernastics will focus on tumbling for cheerleaders while incorporating the basic foundation to develop an experienced cheerleader. This co-ed class will work on chants, cheers, motions, jumps, stunts, dance and the importance of teamwork. Instructors will teach and follow proper progressions so that participants only attempt stunts and tumbling skills when they are ready. Participants will learn a newly choreographed routine and will perform on the last day. (KB)

Students will learn all aspects of cheerleading, including the basic chants, cheers, motions, jumps, stunts, dance and the importance of teamwork. Level 1 is for children who have never experienced cheerleading before and would like to learn more about the sport. Level 2 is for cheerleaders who already have some cheer experience. Level 3 is for cheerleaders who are more advanced and have been in the sport for at least one year. No class March 29. (KB)

Class Size

Fee

Location

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

MIN: 4 / MAX: 8

$75(R) / $113(N)

Eola Community Center

4Y to 14Y

$75(R) / $113(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Level

61484

W

March 6 to May 22

5:20 to 6:05 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

61488

F

March 8 to May 24

5:15 to 6:15 p.m.

1

61485

W

March 6 to May 22

6:15 to 7 p.m.

3Y to 4Y

61489

F

March 8 to May 24

6:15 to 7:15 p.m.

2

61486

F

March 8 to May 24

6 to 7 p.m.

7Y to 14Y

61490

F

March 8 to May 24

7:15 to 8:15 p.m.

3

61487

F

March 8 to May 24

5 to 6 p.m.

5Y to 6Y

Co-Ed Stunting for Cheerleading Poms This poms class will focus on learning dance techniques, sharp leg and arm movements, routines and group work to develop a teamwork atmosphere. New participants will need to order poms on the first day of class for $15 per pair. (KB)

This class teaches basic stunting and introduces more advanced stunts. Participants will learn the importance of both strength and power. Current male and female cheerleaders who are looking to advance their skills in stunting are encouraged to register for this class. No outside shoes allowed; gym shoes (preferably cheerleading shoes) are required in every class. (KB)

Location

Fee

Class Size

Fee

Location

Eola Community Center

$75(R) / $113(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

$75(R) / $113(N)

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

Class Size

Barcode

Date

Time

61499

M

March 4 to May 20

4:15 to 5 p.m.

3Y to 4Y

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

61494

Su

March 10 to May 26

4:45 to 5:45 p.m.

7Y to 9Y

61495

Su

March 10 to May 26

7 to 8 p.m.

10Y to 14Y

61500

M

March 4 to May 20

5 to 6 p.m.

5Y to 7Y

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

61502

M

March 4 to May 20

6 to 7 p.m.

8Y to 14Y

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

Day

Age

Tumbling for Cheerleaders Participants focus on the tumbling aspect of cheerleading, including the proper progressions for learning round-offs, back handsprings and standing backs. This is a great way to get ready for a cheer squad or to advance skills. Beginner class will work on cartwheels, round offs and limber skills. Advanced class will work on back handsprings, tumbling series and back tucks. (KB) Age

Fee

Location

7Y to 14Y

$75(R) / $113(N)

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

61496

Su

March 10 to May 26

3:45 to 4:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 10

61497

Su

March 10 to May 26

6 to 7 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 10

61498

W

March 6 to May 22

7:15 to 8:15 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 10

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Gymnastics & Tumbling A perfect 10!

Gymnastics & Tumbling Co-Ed Flyaways The Fox Valley Park District’s Gymnastics Program provides classes in a recreational atmosphere while maintaining a professional level of instruction. Each class will emphasize coordination, flexibility, balance and self-confidence while introducing students to a variety of skills on the vault, bars, beam and floor.

The Competitive Levels 3 and 4 and Fox Valley Flyaways Team gymnasts have the opportunity to compete in the Illinois Park District Gymnastics Conference for the compulsory and optional levels. New students can be evaluated and placed into the proper ability level before entering the program and then evaluated regularly throughout their training. A minimum age of 6 is required unless given instructor’s approval. Parents are welcome to watch the last week of each session. Call Kristin Balderas at 630-851-8990.

Junior Flyaways

Flyaways Level 1

Children are introduced to all four Olympic gymnastics events. Gymnasts begin or continue learning forward and backward rolls and working on handstands against the wall as well as away from the wall. They also learn cartwheels, bridges, pullovers and casts on bars; walks and jumps on the beam and springboard and vaulting techniques. (KB)

Level 1 is a basic level for children who are new to gymnastics. Classes will emphasize coordination, strength, flexibility, balance and self-confidence. Instructors will teach gymnasts a variety of gymnastics skills on the vault, bars, beam and floor, including front and back rolls, bridge skills, handstands, cartwheels, proper straight jump vaults, pullovers, back hip circles, candlestick and jumps on beam. Gymnasts will learn the fundamentals of gymnastics in all areas before moving to Level 2. A minimum age of 6 years is required unless given instructor’s approval. (KB)

Age

Class Size

Location

4Y to 5Y

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

Day

Time

Age

Location

6Y to 13Y

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Fee

Date

61462

$75(R) / $113(N)

M

March 4 to May 20

4:30 to 5:25 p.m.

61463

$75(R) / $113(N)

M

March 4 to May 20

5:30 to 6:25 p.m.

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

61464

$75(R) / $113(N)

W

March 6 to May 22

4:15 to 5:10 p.m.

61466

$75(R) / $113(N)

M

March 4 to May 20

4:30 to 5:25 p.m.

61465

$69(R) / $104(N)

Su

March 10 to May 26

11:30 a.m. to 12:25 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 16

61467

$75(R) / $113(N)

M

March 4 to May 20

5:30 to 6:25 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 16

61468

$75(R) / $113(N)

M

March 4 to May 20

6:30 to 7:25 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 8

61469

$75(R) / $113(N)

W

March 6 to May 22

4:15 to 5:10 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 16

61470

$69(R) / $104(N)

Su

March 10 to June 2

11:30 a.m. to 12:25 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

61471

$69(R) / $104(N)

Su

March 10 to June 2

5 to 5:55 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 24

61472

$69(R) / $104(N)

Su

March 10 to June 2

6 to 6:55 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

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Gymnastics & Tumbling Flyaways Level 2

Flyaways Competitive Level 3

This program progressively builds on the skills learned in Level 1. Through structured practices, gymnasts will be taught how to do forward straddle rolls, backward pike rolls, cartwheels, handstand forward rolls, back hip circles, sole circles and dive roll vault drills as well as levers and tuck jump dismounts. Gymnasts must pass Level 1 before enrolling in this class unless evaluated by a park district instructor. (KB)

This program is for students who have passed the Flyaways NonCompetitive Level 4 requirements. Gymnasts are expected to compete in the compulsory season from September to December. Extra fees apply (competitive leotard, warm-up and meet fees). Gymnasts are selected based on their potential physical and mental aptitude for gymnastics. Gymnasts will attend selected park district conference meets. This class is open by invitation or evaluation only. (KB)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y to 13Y

$75(R) / $113(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y to 14Y

$99(R) / $149(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 16

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61473

M

March 4 to May 20

4:30 to 5:25 p.m.

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61474

M

March 4 to May 20

5:30 to 6:25 p.m.

61513

Tu/Th

March 5 to April 16

4:15 to 6:15 p.m.

61514

Th/Tu

April 18 to May 23

4:15 to 6:15 p.m.

61475

M

March 4 to May 20

6:30 to 7:25 p.m.

61476

W

March 6 to May 22

4:15 to 5:10 p.m.

61477

W

March 6 to May 22

5:15 to 6:10 p.m.

61478

W

March 6 to May 15

6:15 to 7:10 p.m.

Flyaways Level 3 This program is for students who have passed the requirements in Level 2. Gymnasts will learn skills on the vault, bars, beam and floor, including front limbers, bridge kickovers, handstand forward rolls and round-offs. Other skills include stride circles, glide swings and sole circle dismounts on bars, handstands and split jumps on beam, handstand blocking drills and handstand vault up onto stacked mats. Instructor’s approval is required to enroll in this class. (KB) Age

Location

6Y to 13Y

Eola Community Center

Flyaways Competitive Level 4 This program is designed to advance Flyaways Competitive Level 3 gymnasts to the Flyaways Competitive Level 4 Team. Gymnasts are expected to compete in the compulsory season from September to December. Extra fees apply (competitive leotard, warm-up and meet fees). Gymnasts are selected based on their potential physical and mental aptitude for gymnastics. Gymnasts will attend selected Park District conference meets. This class is open by invitation or evaluation only. (KB) Location Eola Community Center Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

61516

$99(R) / $149(N)

Tu/Th

March 5 to April 16

4:15 to 6:15 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 16

61517

$99(R) / $149(N)

Th/Tu

April 18 to May 28

4:15 to 6:15 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 16

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

61479

$93(R) / $140(N)

M

March 4 to May 20

6:30 to 8 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 8

61518

$36(R) / $54(N)

Sa

March 9 to April 13

9 to 11 a.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

61480

$93(R) / $140(N)

W

March 6 to May 22

5:15 to 6:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 8

61519

$45(R) / $68(N)

Sa

April 20 to May 18

9 to 11 a.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

61481

$159(R) / $239(N)

M/W

March 4 to May 22

6:30 to 8 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

Flyaways Level 4 This program is for students who have passed the requirements in Level 3. Gymnasts will learn skills on the vault, bars, beam and floor, including backward pike rolls, back walkovers and back handsprings. Other skills include stride circles, leg cuts forward and backward and sole circle dismounts on bars, handstands and split jumps on beam and handstand flat back vaults onto resi mat. Instructor’s approval is required to enroll in this class. (KB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y to 14Y

$139(R) / $209(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61482

W/F

March 6 to May 24

W: 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. F: 6 to 8 p.m.

Flyaways Gymnastics Team Gymnasts on the Fox Valley Flyaways competitive gymnastics team are required to practice nine hours per week. These gymnasts will perform higher-level skills mandated by USAG as well as NFHS / ISHA rules and regulations. Gymnasts are expected to compete in the compulsory season from September to December as well as the optional season from January to April. Each practice will focus on flexibility, strength, routines, form, positive attitude, self-confidence and motivation. The Fox Valley Flyaways compete in the Illinois Park District Gymnastics Conference for the compulsory and optional levels. This class is open by invitation or evaluation only. (KB) Age

Class Size

Location

6Y to 14Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 32

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

61523

$125(R) / $188(N)

Tu/Th/Sa

March 5 to April 13

6 to 9 p.m.

61524

$152(R) / $228(N)

Tu/Th/Sa

April 16 to May 23

6 to 9 p.m.

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Gymnastics & Tumbling

Little Flyaways Little Flyaways is an introductory gymnastics program at Eola and Prisco consisting of four levels for ages 18 months to 5 years. The Little Flyaways gymnastics classes focus on developing motor skills, coordination, strength, flexibility body awareness and basic gymnastics skills. In the parent/child classes, children must be accompanied by a participating adult. Please make alternate arrangements for siblings. At Eola, the child care area is available in the morning during the weekdays. Parent Watch is on the third week and last week of each session. Parents are asked to stay during the duration of the class in case the child needs to use the restroom. All of the Little Flyaways gymnastics classes progress into the recreational and/or competitive programs. Call Kristin Balderas at 630-851-8990.

Gymnastics: Little Wigglers

Gymnastics for 2s & 3s with Parents

Parents and children learn gymnastics together in a safe and fun environment. Using vault, bars, beam and floor as well as the tunnels, parachutes and a blow-up air trak, children learn how to wiggle and roll, swing on bars, jump on mats, walk on beams and other gymnastics activities. Classes will take you through a session of fun-filled themes to keep your child engaged, all while learning the foundation of gymnastics. Children must be accompanied by a participating adult. (KB)

Parents assist their young gymnasts as everyone learns basic gymnastics skills on the vault, bars, beam and floor. Age-appropriate activities help develop flexibility, strength, coordination and body awareness. Safety tips and spotting techniques are stressed. This class is essential for helping children develop their school readiness skills. For example, instructors will teach students how to waddle like a penguin during animal week, while also working on taking turns and foot-eye coordination. Children must be accompanied by a participating adult. (KB)

Age

Location

18M to 28M & adult

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

60650

$45(R) / $68(N)

M

March 4 to April 15

9 to 9:40 a.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

Age

Location

2Y to 3Y

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

60759

$45(R) / $68(N)

M

March 4 to April 15

9:45 to 10:25 a.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

60651

$45(R) / $68(N)

M

March 4 to April 15

10:30 to 11:10 a.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

60750

$45(R) / $68(N)

Tu

$45(R) / $68(N)

Tu

March 5 to April 16

1:45 to 2:25 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

March 5 to April 16

2:30 to 3:10 p.m.

60652

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

60762

$45(R) / $68(N)

W

$45(R) / $68(N)

Tu

March 5 to April 16

6:35 to 7:15 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

March 6 to April 17

9 to 9:40 a.m.

60653

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

60751

$45(R) / $68(N)

Th

$45(R) / $68(N)

W

March 6 to April 17

9:45 to 10:25 a.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

March 7 to April 18

9 to 9:40 a.m.

60654

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

60760

$45(R) / $68(N)

Th

$45(R) / $68(N)

Th

March 7 to April 18

9:45 to 10:25 a.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

March 7 to April 18

10:30 to 11:10 a.m.

60655

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

60752

$45(R) / $68(N)

Th

$38(R) / $57(N)

M

April 22 to May 20

9 to 9:40 a.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

March 7 to April 18

6:35 to 7:15 p.m.

60656

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

60763

$45(R) / $68(N)

F

$38(R) / $57(N)

M

April 22 to May 20

10:30 to 11:10 a.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

March 8 to April 19

5:20 to 6 p.m.

60657

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

60761

$38(R) / $57(N)

M

$38(R) / $57(N)

Tu

April 23 to May 21

1:45 to 2:25 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

April 22 to May 20

9:45 to 10:25 a.m.

60658

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

60753

$38(R) / $57(N)

Tu

$38(R) / $57(N)

Tu

April 23 to May 21

6:35 to 7:15 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

April 23 to May 21

2:30 to 3:10 p.m.

60659

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

60754

$38(R) / $57(N)

W

$38(R) / $57(N)

W

April 24 to May 22

9:45 to 10:25 a.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

April 24 to May 22

9 to 9:40 a.m.

60660

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

60766

$38(R) / $57(N)

Th

$38(R) / $57(N)

Th

April 25 to May 23

9:45 to 10:25 a.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

April 25 to May 23

9 to 9:40 a.m.

60661

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

60755

$38(R) / $57(N)

Th

April 25 to May 23

10:30 to 11:10 a.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

60756

$38(R) / $57(N)

Th

April 25 to May 23

6:35 to 7:15 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

60757

$38(R) / $57(N)

F

April 26 to May 24

5:20 to 6 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

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Gymnastics & Tumbling Gymnastics: 3- to 4-year-olds

Gymnastics: 4- to 5-year-olds

This program focuses on motor skills such as jumping, hopping, skipping and running, along with gross motor skills, balance, coordination, following directions and basic gymnastics skills. Class will incorporate learning forward rolls, straddle rolls, cartwheels, casting, pullovers and swinging on bars and walking and balancing on the beams as well as fine tuning those school readiness skills. (KB)

Young gymnasts will learn basic gymnastics skills on the bars, beam, floor and vault. Skills taught include straddle rolls, backward rolls, cartwheels, handstands, swinging and pullovers on bars, hurdles, jumps and forward and backward walks on the beam. Activities are designed to improve coordination, flexibility, strength, self-confidence and school readiness skills all while having fun in the theme-filled session. (KB)

Age

Class Size

Location

Age

Class Size

Location

3Y to 4Y

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

4Y to 5Y

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

Day

Time

Barcode

Day

Time

Barcode

Fee

Date

Fee

Date

60794

$49(R) / $74(N)

M

March 4 to April 15

11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

61437

$53(R) / $80(N)

M

March 4 to April 15

1:50 to 2:45 p.m.

60795

$49(R) / $74(N)

M

March 4 to April 15

1 to 1:45 p.m.

61445

$53(R) / $80(N)

M

March 4 to April 15

4:15 to 5:10 p.m.

60796

$49(R) / $74(N)

M

March 4 to April 15

5:15 to 6 p.m.

61428

$53(R) / $80(N)

M

March 4 to April 15

6:05 to 7 p.m.

60797

$49(R) / $74(N)

Tu

March 5 to April 16

9 to 9:45 a.m.

61444

$53(R) / $80(N)

Tu

March 5 to April 16

10 to 10:55 a.m.

60802

$49(R) / $74(N)

Tu

March 5 to April 16

11 to 11:45 a.m.

61438

$53(R) / $80(N)

Tu

March 5 to April 16

12:30 to 1:25 p.m.

60798

$49(R) / $74(N)

W

March 6 to April 17

10:45 to 11:30 a.m.

61443

$53(R) / $80(N)

W

March 6 to April 17

11:35 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

60801

$49(R) / $74(N)

W

March 6 to April 17

1:15 to 2 p.m.

61439

$53(R) / $80(N)

W

March 6 to April 17

2:05 to 3 p.m.

60799

$49(R) / $74(N)

Th

March 7 to April 18

11:40 a.m. to 12:25 p.m.

61440

$53(R) / $80(N)

Th

March 7 to April 18

1 to 1:55 p.m.

60805

$49(R) / $74(N)

Th

March 7 to April 18

3 to 3:45 p.m.

61441

$53(R) / $80(N)

Th

March 7 to April 18

2 to 2:55 p.m.

60803

$49(R) / $74(N)

F

March 8 to April 19

9 to 9:45 a.m.

61446

$53(R) / $80(N)

F

March 8 to April 19

10 to 10:55 a.m.

60804

$49(R) / $74(N)

F

March 8 to April 19

11 to 11:45 a.m.

61429

$53(R) / $80(N)

F

March 8 to April 19

6:50 to 7:45 p.m.

60791

$49(R) / $74(N)

F

March 8 to April 19

6:05 to 6:50 p.m.

61447

$53(R) / $80(N)

Su

March 10 to April 21

1:55 to 2:50 p.m.

60793

$49(R) / $74(N)

Su

March 10 to April 21

1 to 1:45 p.m.

61448

$53(R) / $80(N)

Su

March 10 to April 21

3:55 to 4:50 p.m.

60785

$49(R) / $74(N)

Su

March 10 to April 21

3 to 3:45 p.m.

61433

$44(R) / $66(N)

M

April 22 to May 20

1:50 to 2:45 p.m.

60786

$41(R) / $62(N)

M

April 22 to May 20

11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

61452

$44(R) / $66(N)

M

April 22 to May 20

4:15 to 5:10 p.m.

60787

$41(R) / $62(N)

M

April 22 to May 20

1 to 1:45 p.m.

61837

$44(R) / $66(N)

M

April 22 to May 20

6:05 to 7 p.m.

60789

$41(R) / $62(N)

M

April 22 to May 20

5:15 to 6 p.m.

61434

$44(R) / $66(N)

Tu

April 23 to May 21

10 to 10:55 a.m.

60788

$41(R) / $62(N)

Tu

April 23 to May 21

9 to 9:45 a.m.

61435

$44(R) / $66(N)

Tu

April 23 to May 21

12:30 to 1:25 p.m.

60790

$41(R) / $62(N)

Tu

April 23 to May 21

11 to 11:45 a.m.

61449

$44(R) / $66(N)

W

April 24 to May 22

11:35 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

60809

$41(R) / $62(N)

W

April 24 to May 22

10:45 to 11:30 a.m.

61436

$44(R) / $66(N)

W

April 24 to May 22

2:05 to 3 p.m.

60807

$41(R) / $62(N)

W

April 24 to May 22

1:15 to 2 p.m.

61442

$44(R) / $66(N)

Th

April 25 to May 23

1 to 1:55 p.m.

60800

$41(R) / $62(N)

Th

April 25 to May 23

11:40 a.m. to 12:25 p.m.

61450

$44(R) / $66(N)

Th

April 25 to May 23

2 to 2:55 p.m.

60834

$41(R) / $62(N)

Th

April 25 to May 23

3 to 3:45 p.m.

61451

$44(R) / $66(N)

F

April 26 to May 24

10 to 10:55 a.m.

60851

$25(R) / $38(N)

Su

May 5 to 19

1 to 1:45 p.m.

61453

$44(R) / $66(N)

F

April 26 to May 24

6:50 to 7:45 p.m.

60852

$25(R) / $38(N)

Su

May 5 to 19

3 to 3:45 p.m.

62070

$44(R) / $66(N)

Su

April 28 to May 26

1:55 to 2:50 p.m.

62071

$44(R) / $66(N)

Su

April 28 to May 26

3:55 to 4:50 p.m.

60837

$41(R) / $62(N)

F

May 31 to June 28

9 to 9:45 a.m.

60838

$41(R) / $62(N)

F

May 31 to June 28

11 to 11:45 a.m.

60840

$41(R) / $62(N)

F

May 31 to June 28

6:05 to 6:50 p.m.

Age

Class Size

Location

3Y to 4Y

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

Prisco Community Center

Age

Class Size

Location

4Y to 5Y

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

61430

$53(R) / $80(N)

Th

March 7 to April 18

4:15 to 5:10 p.m.

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

61431

$53(R) / $80(N)

Th

March 7 to April 18

6:05 to 7 p.m.

60806

$49(R) / $74(N)

Th

March 7 to April 18

5:15 to 6 p.m.

61432

$53(R) / $80(N)

F

March 8 to April 19

5 to 5:55 p.m.

60808

$49(R) / $74(N)

F

March 8 to April 19

4:10 to 4:55 p.m.

61454

$44(R) / $66(N)

Th

April 25 to May 23

4:15 to 5:10 p.m.

60792

$49(R) / $74(N)

F

March 8 to April 19

6 to 6:45 p.m.

62012

$44(R)/$66(N)

Th

April 25 to May 23

6:05 to 7 p.m.

60835

$41(R) / $62(N)

Th

April 25 to May 23

5:15 to 6 p.m.

61455

$44(R) / $66(N)

F

April 26 to May 24

5 to 5:55 p.m.

60841

$41(R) / $62(N)

F

May 31 to June 28

4:10 to 4:55 p.m.

60842

$41(R) / $62(N)

F

May 31 to June 28

6 to 6:45 p.m.

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Gymnastics & Tumbling Gymnastics

Gymnastics With My Sibling This class will focus on the basic fundamentals of gymnastics, which will incorporate the vault, bars, beam and floor areas. The class is designed to encourage siblings to work together as a team, while also focusing on listening skills, coordination, body awareness and most importantly having a great time during the theme-filled session. (KB) Age

Class Size

Location

3Y to 6Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 10

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

61456

$49(R) / $74(N)

F

March 8 to April 19

9 to 9:45 a.m.

61457

$41(R) / $62(N)

F

April 26 to May 24

9 to 9:45 a.m.

Gymnastics Little Hot Shots This program is designed especially for gymnasts with more strength and flexibility than the average gymnast their age. Classes focus on proper technique, strength, coordination and more advanced skills. An instructor’s approval is required to enroll in this program. Parents of children not already in the program and who have not been advised to register for this class should speak with Head Coach Lyndsie Kling about setting up an evaluation. These gymnasts also have the opportunity to compete with the Flyaways Tumbling Team by signing up for the competitive tumbling class. (KB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

4Y to 6Y

$93(R) / $140(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61650

W

March 6 to May 22

5:15 to 6:45 p.m.

Parent & Tot Gymnastics This interactive program for parent and child introduces you to the world of gymnastics. Following directions, taking turns, and group interaction is a strong part of this program. Hand-eye coordination, movement to music, and body awareness are also included in these classes. Age-appropriate skills are taught on balance beam, vault, bars, tumbling, air trak and air equipment. Both parent and child should wear comfortable clothing for this fun, interactive class. Tots must be walking. This program is taught by Tumblebears staff. (LP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

10M to 3Y & adult

$56(R) / $84(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 15

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60403

Th

March 14 to April 18

10:30 to 11:05 a.m.

60404

Th

April 25 to May 30

10:30 to 11:05 a.m.

Preschool Gymnastics Tumbling, bars, beam and vault are the four gymnastic events the children will focus on. This class is a full gymnastics program where learning comes natural in a fun, positive, and safe environment. We’ve learned that teaching skills in a non-competitive environment is the most effective way to build the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual skills children need. Wear comfortable clothing and gym shoes, but no jeans please. This program is taught by Tumblebears staff. (LP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 5Y

$56(R) / $84(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 15

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60407

Th

March 14 to April 18

11:10 to 11:45 a.m.

60408

Th

March 14 to April 18

1:15 to 1:50 p.m.

60409

Th

April 25 to May 30

11:10 to 11:45 a.m.

60410

Th

April 25 to May 30

1:15 to 1:50 p.m.

Don’t Forget! Resident registration begins Feb. 16 There are three ways to register: 1. By Foxlink Internet 2. By Mail / Drop Off 3. In Person For more information, see page 135

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Gymnastics & Tumbling School-age Gymnastics Children learn skills in the gymnastics events of balance beam, vaulting, bars, tumbling and air trak. As children learn specific skills they will be awarded achievement ribbons. Students will increase muscular strength, flexibility, endurance and coordination and learn new skills with each class while gaining self-esteem and confidence. This program is taught by Tumblebears staff. (LP)

Tumbling Tiny Tumblers

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

5Y to 12Y

$56(R) / $84(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 15

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60411

Th

March 14 to April 18

4:30 to 5:15 p.m.

60412

Th

March 14 to April 18

5:15 to 6 p.m.

60413

Th

April 25 to May 30

4:30 to 5:15 p.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

5:15 to 6 p.m.

18M to 36M & adult

$40(R) / $60(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61679

Tu

March 19 to April 16

9 to 9:30 a.m.

61680

W

March 20 to April 17

10 to 10:30 a.m.

61681

W

March 20 to April 17

10:30 to 11 a.m.

61683

Sa

March 23 to April 20

8:30 to 9 a.m.

61684

Sa

March 23 to April 20

9 to 9:30 a.m.

61688

Tu

April 23 to May 21

9 to 9:30 a.m.

61689

W

April 24 to May 22

10 to 10:30 a.m.

W

April 24 to May 22

10:30 to 11 a.m.

60414

Th

April 25 to May 30

Adult Open Gymnastics Gymnastics is not just for children! Whether they are trying gymnastics for the first time or returning to the sport after a long absence, participants will enjoy this fun class, which incorporates balance, flexibility, stretching and strength while maintaining and enhancing gymnastics abilities. It’s a fun and challenging workout for any adult that wants to experience an exciting way to exercise. Events include vault, bars, beam, floor and high bar. This class is an open gym format, so students can work on what they want, when they want. Pay at the door. (KB)

Now offered at Vaughan Athletic Center in addition to Prisco Community Center! Children can develop self-esteem, gross motor skills and physical fitness with their parents. Instruction focuses on gross motor skills and introductory gymnastics skills on the floor, balance beams, bars and vaulting. Music, games and inflatables help make these classes a funfilled gymnastics adventure. Taught by Tumbling Tots Gymnastics staff. (KD) (LP)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

61690

18Y and up

$3

MIN: 4 / MAX: 24

Eola Community Center

61691

Sa

April 27 to May 25

8:30 to 9 a.m.

61692

Sa

April 27 to May 25

9 to 9:30 a.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

18M to 36M & adult

$40(R) / $60(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60447

F

Feb. 22 to March 22

9 to 9:30 a.m.

60448

F

March 29 to April 26

9 to 9:30 a.m.

60449

F

May 3 to 31

9 to 9:30 a.m.

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61646

F

March 8 to May 24

8 to 9 p.m.

Structured Open Play: Gymnastics Structured open play is a great time for siblings and/or friends to play together in a safe and welcoming environment. A staff member will have a lively setup incorporating our state-of-the-art equipment and interactive stations. While exploring the wonderful world of gymnastics, children can attain friendships and a love for the sport. Open play will consist of play time, games and group activities. (KB) Age

Class Size

Location

2Y to 5Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 24

Eola Community Center

Fee

Day

Date

Time

$3 per visit

F

March 8 to May 24

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Open Gym: Gymnastics Open Gym is an unstructured but supervised gymnastics activity where children can play in the gym. It provides practice time for each gymnast to work individually on the events and skills they wish. Certified coaches are present to provide supervision, spotting and safety tips as needed. This is not a gymnastics class but a fun activity for the kids. Please be sure to pay at the front desk and show your receipt to the coaches in the Gymnastics Room. No Open Gym March 16 and 30 and May 25. (KB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y to 18Y

$5 per visit

MIN: 4 / MAX: 24

Eola Community Center

Day

Date

Time

Sa

March 2 to May 18

4 to 5:30 p.m.

Private Lessons – Gymnastics/Tumbling/Cheer/ Poms/Hip Hop Private Lessons are available for those gymnasts, tumblers, cheerleaders, poms and hip hop participants who are looking for more one-on-one instruction to improve their ability. Private and semi-private lessons are available for 30, 45 and 60 minutes and must be pre-arranged with the gymnastics supervisor. Call the Eola Community Center at 630-851-8990 to set up a private lesson with one of the coaches. (KB) Duration

Fee

30 minutes

$20 (private) / $25 (semi-private)

45 minutes

$25 (private) / $30 (semi-private)

60 minutes

$30 (private) / $35 (semi-private)

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Gymnastics & Tumbling Twister Tots

Beginning Tumbling

Now offered at Vaughan Athletic Center in addition to Prisco Community Center! Twister Tots classes are beginning gymnastics classes for preschoolers and kindergartners. Children continue to improve their gross motor skills while learning basic gymnastics skills in a safe age- and skill-appropriate environment. Games, challenges and a positive teaching style help children develop self-esteem. Children follow skill progressions on floor, bars, beam and vault. Taught by Tumbling Tots Gymnastics staff. (KD) (LP)

Now offered at Vaughan Athletic Center in addition to Prisco Community Center! Students learn how to perform basic tumbling skills, such as handstands, rolls, cartwheels and round-offs safely and correctly. This program is perfect for aspiring gymnasts and cheerleaders or anyone interested in learning how to tumble. Taught by Tumbling Tots Gymnastics staff. (KD) (LP)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 6Y

$50(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 8

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61698

Tu

March 19 to April 16

9:45 to 10:30 a.m.

61699

Tu

March 19 to April 16

10:30 to 11:15 a.m.

61700

Tu

March 19 to April 16

5 to 5:45 p.m.

61701

W

March 20 to April 17

9 to 9:45 a.m.

61702

Sa

March 23 to April 20

9:45 to 10:30 a.m.

61708

Tu

April 23 to May 21

9:45 to 10:30 a.m.

61709

Tu

April 23 to May 21

10:30 to 11:15 a.m.

61710

Tu

April 23 to May 21

5 to 5:45 p.m.

61711

W

April 24 to May 22

9 to 9:45 a.m.

61712

Sa

April 27 to May 25

9:45 to 10:30 a.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y and up

$60(R) / $90(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61716

Tu

March 19 to April 16

6 to 6:55 p.m.

61717

W

March 20 to April 17

6:30 to 7:25 p.m.

61718

Sa

March 23 to April 20

9 to 9:55 a.m.

61719

Tu

April 23 to May 21

6 to 6:55 p.m.

61720

W

April 24 to May 22

6:30 to 7:25 p.m.

61721

Sa

April 27 to May 25

9 to 9:55 a.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y and up

$60(R) / $90(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60456

F

Feb. 22 to March 22

5 to 5:55 p.m.

60457

F

March 29 to April 26

5 to 5:55 p.m.

60458

F

May 3 to 31

5 to 5:55 p.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 6Y

$50(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 8

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60450

F

Feb. 22 to March 22

9:45 to 10:30 a.m.

60451

F

Feb. 22 to March 22

10:45 to 11:30 a.m.

60452

F

March 29 to April 26

9:45 to 10:30 a.m.

60453

F

March 29 to April 26

10:45 to 11:30 a.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

$60(R) / $90(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Prisco Community Center

Intermediate Tumbling Using proper progression and drills, students will build upon their tumbling skills. Back handsprings, round-offs, and walkovers are some of the skills learned at this level. Students are required to be able to do a proper round-off and a backbend kickover to enroll in this class. Taught by Tumbling Tot Gymnastics staff. (KD)

60454

F

May 3 to 31

9:45 to 10:30 a.m.

6Y and up

60455

F

May 3 to 31

10:45 to 11:30 a.m.

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61724

W

March 20 to April 17

7:30 to 8:25 p.m.

61725

Sa

March 23 to April 20

10 to 10:55 a.m.

61726

W

April 24 to May 22

7:30 to 8:25 p.m.

61727

Sa

April 27 to May 25

10 to 10:55 a.m.

Scholarship Opportunities Look for this icon for progams that offer scholarship opportunities. Residents who qualify receive up to $40 per program season. See page 137 for more information.

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Gymnastics & Tumbling Advanced Tumbling

Tumbling & Flyaways Competitive Tumbling Level 1

Now offered at Vaughan Athletic Center in addition to Prisco Community Center! Using proper progression and drills, students will build upon their tumbling skills. The focus is on learning and mastering beginning and advanced skills in cartwheels, round-offs, handsprings and back tucks. Students must be able to do a proper round-off and a backbend kickover to enroll in this class. Taught by Tumbling Tot Gymnastics staff. (KD) (LP)

This program is for children who are new to tumbling. Tumblers will work on basic tumbling skills such as rolls, cartwheels, handstands and round-offs and will learn how to string together five skills to make a tumbling pass. All Level 1 tumblers have the option of competing with the Flyaways Tumbling Team. Team tumblers must sign up to attend at least two classes each week. (KB)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

7Y and up

$60(R) / $90(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61730

Tu

March 19 to April 16

7 to 7:55 p.m.

61731

Sa

March 23 to April 20

11 to 11:55 a.m.

61732

Tu

April 23 to May 21

7 to 7:55 p.m.

61733

Sa

April 27 to May 25

11 to 11:55 a.m.

Age

Location

4Y to 14Y

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

61538

$58(R) / $87(N)

Tu

March 5 to May 21

4:30 to 5:15 p.m.

MIN: 6 / MAX: 16

61539

$58(R) / $87(N)

Th

March 7 to May 23

4:30 to 5:15 p.m.

MIN: 6 / MAX: 16

61540

$53(R) / $80(N)

Sa

March 9 to May 25

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

MIN: 6 / MAX: 8

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Tumbling & Flyaways Competitive Tumbling Level 2

7Y and up

$60(R) / $90(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Vaughan Athletic Center

This program progressively builds on the skills learned in Level 1. Level 2 tumblers work on handstand roll downs, backbends, front limbers and front and back walkovers and learn how to string together five skills to make a tumbling pass. All Level 2 tumblers have the option of competing with the Flyaways Tumbling Team. Team tumblers must sign up to attend at least two classes each week. Instructor permission is needed to sign up for this class. (KB)

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60459

F

Feb. 22 to March 22

6 to 6:55 p.m.

60460

F

March 29 to April 26

6 to 6:55 p.m.

60461

F

May 3 to 31

6 to 6:55 p.m.

Age

Location

Adult Tumbling

4Y to 14Y

Eola Community Center

This class is designed for young adult tumblers that need improvement with their current tumbling skills. Class will be held in the Gymnastics Room, where you will have use of the spring floor, air trak and inground resi pit. No class March 29. (KB)

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

61558

$58(R) / $87(N)

Tu

March 5 to May 21

5:15 to 6 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 8

61559

$58(R) / $87(N)

Th

March 7 to May 23

5:15 to 6 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 8

61560

$53(R) / $80(N)

Sa

March 9 to May 25

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 4

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

16Y to 25Y

$69(R) / $104(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61511

F

March 8 to May 24

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Tumbling and Conditioning Participants work to improve strength, flexibility, balance and coordination while learning tumbling skills. Gymnasts, dancers, cheerleaders or any other young athletes will benefit from the tumbling, stretching and conditioning exercises. Taught by Tumbling Tots Gymnastics staff. (KD)

Tumbling & Flyaways Competitive Tumbling Level 3 This program is for the tumblers who have mastered the skills in Level 2 and are ready to work on harder skills such as back handsprings, front handsprings, back tucks and punch fronts and learn how to string together five skills to make a tumbling pass. All Level 3 tumblers have the option of competing with the Flyaways Tumbling Team. Team tumblers must sign up to attend at least two classes each week. Instructor permission is needed to sign up for this class. (KB)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Age

Location

6Y to 18Y

$60(R) / $90(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Prisco Community Center

4Y to 14Y

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

61735

Sa

March 23 to April 20

8 to 8:55 a.m.

61569

$69(R) / $104(N)

Tu

March 5 to May 21

61736

Sa

April 27 to May 25

8 to 8:55 a.m.

5:15 to 6:15 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

61570

$69(R) / $104(N)

Th

March 7 to May 23

5:15 to 6:15 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

61571

$63(R) / $95(N)

Sa

March 9 to May 25

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 4

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Help Keep the Forest Healthy by Volunteering Once a Month Red Oak has been invaded by non-native plants and they’re choking the woods! Volunteers are needed for the Sun Air Water and Soil (SAWS) work days. Work days are Feb. 9, March 9, April 13 and May 11 from 9 to 11 a.m. All tools and plant identification will be provided. The project is great for individuals or groups. Call 630-897-1808 to sign up and find out what the project will be. (MG)

Connect with the great outdoors

Nature Programs For Families Favorite Animal Champion Showdown

Letterbox Hunt

It’s time for a showdown to find out which animal is the favorite amongst our guests. The winners from the fall vote will be on display April 1 to May 1, and votes may be cast for the all-time favorite. Visitors can vote early and often and then, on May 4, stop by Red Oak (during normal business hours) to learn more about the winner and your favorite creature. (MG)

Letterboxing is a fun “treasure hunt” done worldwide. At Red Oak, a small, weatherproof box has been hidden somewhere on the grounds. Visitors can get clues on how to find it at the Nature Center building. (MG)

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Nature Exploration Bags Red Oak’s nature exploration bags can be borrowed during normal e! business hours to help in the exploration of the woods. Bags are available for: the signs of the season, birds, insects and senses. These are free of charge, but a refundable deposit is required. Adult supervision is required. (MG)

Fr e

Age

Fee

Location

All ages & adult

Free

Red Oak Nature Center

Day

Date

Time

Every day

Year-round

M-F: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sa-Su: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Green Tip!

Fr e

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Age

Fee

Location

All ages & adult

Free

Red Oak Nature Center

Day

Date

Time

Every day

Year-round

M-F: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sa-Su: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Naturalist Trekking Visitors can join a Red Oak naturalist out and about at different parks for a leisurely stroll, looking for signs of animals, using binoculars and checking out some of the nature found in community parks. Participants should dress for the weather. This is a free program but registration is necessary. (MG)

Fr e

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Age

Fee

Class Size

All ages

Free

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Location

The average American uses 650 pounds of paper during the course of one year. If all of that paper was recycled, it would save 100 million tons of wood each year.

62013

Sa

Feb. 16

2 to 3 p.m.

Harmony Point

62014

Su

March 3

9 to 10 a.m.

Tanner Trails Park

62015

Sa

April 13

2 to 3 p.m.

Indian Creek Park

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62016

Su

May 19

9 to 10 a.m.

Blackberry Trail Park

Recycle Paper, Save Trees


Nature Programs Animal Encounters

Spring Break Activities

Visitors can discover more about the animals that call Red Oak their e! home. Topics explored include the difference between the cottontail and domestic rabbits, what honey bees are doing during winter, how beavers survive all seasons and the wild fox of the Fox Valley Park District. No need to register. Parents must accompany their children. (MG)

There is no need to travel far to have an adventure. Visitors to Red Oak can feel like they’re flying on the observation deck, explore underground inside the cave and hike through many different habitats, all so close to home. Red Oak is a great place to visit with family and friends during spring break for some fun, free and self-led drop-in activities and/or crafts. Red Oak is closed March 31. (MG)

Fr e

Age

Fee

Location

All ages & adult

Free

Red Oak Nature Center

Fr e

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Age

Fee

Location

All ages & adult

Free

Red Oak Nature Center

Day

Date

Time

Animal

Su

Feb. 17

2 to 3 p.m.

Bees

Day

Date

Time

March 25 to 29

9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

March 23, 24 and 30

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Su

March 3

2 to 3 p.m.

Rabbits

M-F

Su

April 7

2 to 3 p.m.

Beavers

Sa & Su

Su

May 19

2 to 3 p.m.

Foxes

Forest Play

Chocolate Delight This delicious class will teach young children where chocolate comes from and what different kinds of chocolates taste like. Then, they’ll make their own yummy treats. In the older children’s class, they will track the beginnings of chocolate from a cacao seed in the Amazon forest to the delicious, sweet treat known and loved throughout the world – with delectable chocolate treats as the reward! Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult. Adults do not need to register. (MG) Class Size

Location

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

Age

62017

$5(R) / $7(N)

Sa

Feb. 23

9 to 10 a.m.

3Y to 5Y

62018

$7(R) / $10(N)

Sa

Feb. 23

10:30 a.m. to noon

6Y to 12Y

Spring Book Club This seasonal book club takes an adventure through a book and the woods! Each month participants listen to a new story, create a craft and take a hike in the woods of Red Oak. Visitors can drop in the first Wednesday afternoon of each month. (MG)

Fr e

e!

Age

Fee

Location

3 to 6 with adult

Free

Red Oak Nature Center

Day

Date

Time

W

March 6, April 3 and May 1

1 to 2 p.m.

Earth Hour Cave Hike What better way to celebrate Earth Hour than spending some time outdoors? Participants will hike down to the cave and end the evening roasting marshmallows. In the spirit of Earth Hour, all lights and nonessential electrical items should be turned off at home before coming out to Red Oak for some good old-fashioned fun. All participants must be registered, and children must be accompanied by an adult. (MG) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

All ages & adult

$3(R) / $5(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61772

Sa

March 23

8 to 9 p.m.

The whole family is invited to meet a naturalist and have some off-trail fun! Participants will get to build stick forts, play hide-n-seek and search for animal signs. Everyone should dress to get dirty. Children must be accompanied by an adult. (MG) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

All ages & adult

$2(R) / $4(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 20

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61763

Su

April 28

1 to 2:30 p.m.

MapleFest Red Oak Nature Center March 16 • FREE! Watch demonstrations of how maple sap is turned into delicious maple syrup. Programs begin on the hour at 9, 10 and 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Maple-themed snacks and hot beverages will be available for a small fee. Call Red Oak at 630-897-1808 for more information.

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Nature Programs Connecting Kids with Nature

No Child Left Inside Today’s children have become disconnected from nature; some call it “nature deficit disorder.” Instead of spending hours outside riding bikes and climbing trees, they’re playing video games, surfing the web, watching TV and texting. No Child Left Inside is an initiative by the Fox Valley Park District that encourages children to unplug from technology and get outside to enjoy all the recreational resources and outdoor activities available to them – the fresh air and fun of the great outdoors!

Tracks, Scat and What’s That?!

Bird Nest Egg Hunt

Explore the woods searching for the animals that stick around in winter even when it’s freezing outside! Find clues like tracks and scat that prove they’re here. Dress for the weather, because we’ll be going outside! (MG)

No need to buy an Easter basket for this hunt! Participants will create their own baskets using natural/recycled materials just like the birds do, then head out to the woods searching for different eggs, learning along the way how camouflage helps birds hide their eggs from predators. All egg hunters should be dressed appropriately for the weather. Adults are welcomed and encouraged to attend but don’t need to register. (MG)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y to 7Y

$4(R) / $6(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 15

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59639

Sa

Feb. 23

1 to 2:30 p.m.

Extreme Explorations Spring Club Red Oak’s new afterschool club will open opportunities for new discoveries in the great outdoors. The Extreme Explorers Spring Club will meet once a month from March through May to explore the outdoors and experience exciting nature activities such as orienteering, fishing and canoeing. Registration ends March 11 at 5 p.m. (MG) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

9Y to 12Y

$48(R) / $72(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61767

W

March 20, April 17, May 15

3:45 to 5:45 p.m.

Spring Night Hike Spring has arrived! It’s time to kick off those winter blues and go on a nocturnal adventure in the woods to see what’s waking up from the long winter sleep and who might be back from the south. Participants should dress for the weather and meet inside Red Oak. (MG) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

5Y and up

$3(R) / $5(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 20

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61766

F

March 22

6 to 7:30 p.m.

Green Tip!

Ant control alternatives As spring arrives, so do pesky ants. But instead of using toxic pesticides, you can use safe, natural solutions to deter ants from entering your home. Spray white distilled vinegar or lemon juice around doorways and windowsills. You also can sprinkle mint, cinnamon, chili powder or black pepper in areas frequented by ants. 58

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

5Y to 8Y

$3(R) / $5(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 20

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61760

Sa

March 30

10 to 11 a.m.

April Fools Adventure Does a milk snake really drink milk? Do skunks eat skunk cabbage? Find out about these and more of Mother Nature’s puns and jokes on a special first-time-ever April Fools’ Day hike at Red Oak Nature Center. Can you separate the fakery from the facts? Get ready for some light-hearted fun on this fools hike. Dress to be outside. (MG) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

5Y and up

$2(R) / $4(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 20

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61761

M

April 1

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Woodcock Adventure As the sun sets the woodcock begins its dance. In the last dim rays of sunshine ‘peent, peent’ can be heard, and through the grass a small shadow rises up. As he climbs higher and higher, he vanishes from view. When it seems to be all over, the show has really just begun! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Participants should meet at the Lippold Outdoor Recreation Center and dress to be outside. (MG) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

8Y and up

$2(R) / $4(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 20

Lippold Outdoor Recreation Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61773

Sa

April 27

7 to 8:30 p.m.

Check it out! Check out nature programs for children ages 6 and younger on page 83


Nature Programs Hiking Club

Feathered Friends Feast

Join us for a weekly hike in the woods after school. We will journey down a new hiking trail each week on our mission to visit a new destination together. Learn about the wildlife and flowers that greet us in the springtime at Red Oak. Be part of the Red Oak Hikers team! (MG)

May is the time our fine feathered friends are making their long migration back north. Bird lovers can help them out this year by creating high-energy, fun treats to put in the bird garden at Red Oak and take home. The whole family is encouraged to come out for this messy good time. Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult. (MG)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y to 9Y

$6(R) / $9(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61754

W

April 3, 10, 17 and 24

3:45 to 4:45 p.m.

Nature Through Your Eye – Spring In this program, nature is explored through your camera’s lens on a leisurely hike through one of Fox Valley Park District’s unknown treasures—Aurora Prairie (near Jericho Road and Lake Street)! Participants should bring a camera, water and sun protection and wear long pants and comfortable shoes. (MG) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

8Y and up

$2(R) / $4(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61752

Sa

April 6

1 to 3 p.m.

Spring Wildflower Hike at Starved Rock State Park This program travels to Starved Rock, where each year, the unique combination of sun, wind, water, temperature and the uniqueness of the land sets the stage for an ever-changing display of up to 200 different types of wildflowers. Participants will hike the various trails in search of as many flowers as they can find. A nice spot for lunch will be scouted out during the hike; zero-waste lunch, snacks and water should be brought along. (MG) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

8Y and up

$4(R) / $6(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61779

Su

April 14

9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Edible Nature This program allows participants to experience all nature has to offer—and to eat! What is and is not safe to eat will be discussed during a hike through the woods, and recipes and a possible taste test will round out the adventure. Registrants who are 16 years and younger must be accompanied by a registered adult. (MG) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

10Y and up

$4(R) / $6(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61768

Sa

April 27

1 to 3 p.m.

Check it out!

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

5Y and up

$3(R) / $5(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 20

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61762

Sa

May 4

1 to 2:30 p.m.

Pedals and Petals This leisurely bike ride begins at Red Oak Nature Center and travels along the picturesque Fox River Trail to Fabyan Forest Preserve in Geneva. Cyclists will stop to explore the Japanese Tea Garden and go on a tour of the Fabyan Villa Museum, home to George and Nelle Fabyan from 1905 through 1939. While there, enjoy the sights and sounds of the season and learn a bit of local history as well. Participants must bring their own bike and lock; bike helmets are encouraged. Registration closes at 5 p.m. on April 14. (MG) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

10Y and up

$4(R) / $6(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61751

Su

May 5

12:30 to 3 p.m.

Garlic Mustard Challenge Garlic mustard is an invasive bully that threatens to take over native habitats. Help remove this alien invader by participating in the 2nd Annual Garlic Mustard Challenge at Red Oak Nature Center. Tools will be provided to help properly identify and remove this plant. Participants can work in teams or individually to collect as much as they can. Prizes will be given out to the first, second and third place teams/individuals that collect the most by weight. Meet inside Red Oak Nature Center to kick off the challenge. (MG)

Fr e

e!

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

5Y and up

Free

MIN: 8 / MAX: 40

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61747

Sa

May 11

9 to 11 a.m.

Green Tip!

You ‘CAN’ recycle! Each aluminum can recycled in the United States saves enough energy to power a television set for about three hours. Yet, Americans toss so many aluminum cans in the garbage that the nation’s entire fleet of commercial airplanes could be rebuilt from the same amount of material every three months, according to the University of Colorado Recycling Services

Check out Red Oak Nature Center on page 116 59


Nature Programs

Nature

Adventure Trips

Fox Tracks Rewards Program for

Adventures start at Red Oak Nature Center. Transportation is provided. A zero-waste sack lunch should be brought along. Parents must register and accompany their children. (MG)

How It Works

Garfield Conservatory March is a great time to shake off the winter blahs by exploring the conservatory and its spectacular displays of fresh greenery – inside! (MG) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

8Y and up

$5(R) / $8(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61744

Sa

March 2

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Star Gazing It’s time to take an adventure to explore the cosmos! This nocturnal trip to the Cernan Earth and Space Center provides the opportunity to see the ‘Monthly Skywatch’ show. This show displays the excitement of the current nighttime sky; the latest discoveries in astronomy, space science and Earth science and (if weather permits) the opportunity to observe the moon, planets and other wonders of the sky through telescopes set up on the lawn outside the building. Telescopes are provided by volunteers from the Chicago Astronomical Society and Cernan Center staff members. (MG) Age

Fee

Class Size

Departure Location

8Y and up

$7(R) / $10(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61745

Sa

April 20

6:15 to 9:30 p.m.

• R ewards are given for total hours volunteered from: March 1 to May 31 June 1 to August 31 September 1 to November 30 December 1 to February 28 • F ox Force volunteers can track volunteer hours on a form available at foxvalleyparkdistrict.org • H ave a program or parks supervisor sign the form each time you volunteer • R edeem your form after May 31 for a reward at the end of the season based on the total number of hours volunteered:

30 hours:

Volunteer Visor

20 hours:

Reusable Insulated Bag

10 hours:

On-the-go Bottle Holder

Additional Benefits of the Fox Force Volunteer Force • • • •

Sharing your time and talent with the community Developing new interests and friendships Continued learning and growing Becoming an important part of the community

Who Can Volunteer?

Zip Chicago This awe-inspiring adventure will have participants reaching speeds up to 45 mph while flying 90 feet in the air. Zip Chicago Canopy Tours in Marseilles, Illinois provides an experience not soon forgotten, featuring six zip lines (150 to 1,000 feet long), each with its own speed; two amazing 75-foot suspension bridges; a treetop platform and great oversights of the river valley below. Weight limitations are 60 pounds (minimum) and 280 pounds (maximum). (MG) Age

Fee

Class Size

Departure Location

8Y and up

$65(R) / $99(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61746

Sa

May 11

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

60

Fox Force Volunteers

• Individuals and families • Businesses • Teens and school groups

foxvalleyparkdistrict.org


spring

Just for

An Earth Week Celebration

Scouts

Calling all Scouts! Scout groups are invited to help spruce up our local parks by picking up litter and more. What a great opportunity to celebrate Earth Week! The event will take place on Saturday, April 20, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. To register, please contact Debbie Smith at 630-966-4555.

Naturalist-led Scout Programs

Laura Ingalls Wilder Scout Program

Girl, Cub and Boy Scouts, visit to Red Oak to work on various badges with a Naturalist. Programs are available during business hours or by special arrangements for groups of 6 to 20 Scouts. Payment is due 2 weeks before program date and advanced registration required. Leaders are free! (MG)

Girls will have the opportunity to pretend to live in the 1800s just like Laura Ingalls Wilder and complete the requirements for the Laura Ingalls Wilder Scout Badge. This program teaches girls about candle dipping, making cornbread, sewing, blacksmithing, weaving and more. Patches are available for purchase in Blackberry’s gift shop. Call 630-892-1550 to register starting Feb. 1. (LB)

Age

Fee

Location

Scouts and leaders

$5 per Scout per1 hour; $7 per Scout per 1½ hours

Red Oak Nature Center

Grade

Fee per Scout

Location

1 to 4

$7(R) / $9(N)

Blackberry Farm

Day

Date

Time

Day

Date

Time

Every day

Year-round

M-F: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sa-Su: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sa

April 20

1 to 4 p.m.

Brownie Senses Badge

All Scout Swimming All Scout Swimming helps Scouts fulfill their requirements for swimming badges and belt loops. Focus will be on skills needed to complete the Junior Girl Scout Swimming and Water Fun Badge, the Aquanaut Badge and the Cub Scout Belt Loop for Swimming. Swimming skills, floating, treading water, using floatation devices, diving and the buddy system will be emphasized. Space is limited to three troops or dens per day. (JHV)

Brownies complete fun activities that help them learn about their five senses. Scouts will explore their sense of sight, test their hearing, smell different foods, taste various flavors and feel assorted textures. Brownies will complete the activities to earn their senses badge. Leaders supply the patch. (LB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

$6(R) / $8(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Blackberry Farm

Grade

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y to 9Y

3 to 8

$50(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 1 / MAX: 3

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Time

60601

Tu

April 16

4:30 to 5:45 p.m.

Barcode

Day

Date

60672

Sa

March 2

Noon to 2 p.m.

60673

Su

March 17

Noon to 2 p.m.

60674

Sa

April 13

Noon to 2 p.m.

60675

Su

April 21

Noon to 2 p.m.

60676

Sa

May 4

Noon to 2 p.m.

Brownie Potter Badge Brownies are invited to visit the Potter’s studio and learn about clay, make a pinch pot, decorate a tile and glaze a piece of pottery. Participants will complete all the steps to earn their Potter’s Badge. Fired pottery will be available for pickup a week after the class. Leaders supply the patch. (LB)

Webelos: Craftsman Tin Punching

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Webelos will tin-punch a lantern, giving them an opportunity to see how materials other than wood can be used to make a useful item. Scouts will take the finished project home with them. Leaders and parents may accompany the Scout. (LB)

6Y to 9Y

$13(R) / $15(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60603

Tu

April 23

4:30 to 6 p.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

9Y to 11Y

$10(R) / $12(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61662

Sa

March 9

1 to 2 p.m.

Check it out! Check out Sun Air Water and Soil (SAWS) work days on page 56

Brownie Scout Lock-In Brownies can come out for an overnight adventure at Red Oak. ‘Camp’ will be set up inside the building, and there will be the opportunity to earn some badges. All Scouts must be registered. Two leaders per troop are free. Price includes supplies for badge activities and food. Sleeping bag, flashlight, toothbrush and extra clothes should be brought along. All Scouts must be registered by 5 p.m. on May 10. (MG) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

7Y to 9Y

$20(R) / $30(N)

MIN: 10 / MAX: 20

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61753

F to Sa

May 17 to 18

6:30 p.m. to 9:30 a.m.

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spring

Call volu ing al ntee l rs!

An Earth Week Celebration

Saturday, April 20 9:30 a.m. to noon Scout groups, church groups, students, friends and families are invited to help spruce up our local parks by picking up litter and more. What a great opportunity to celebrate Earth Week!

Park Locations

1. Gilman Trail / Blackberry Farm 2. Indian Creek Park 3. North Aurora Island Park

4. Spring Lake Park 5. South Island Park 6. Waubonsie Lake Park

Call Debbie Smith at 630-966-4555 to sign up today! foxvalleyparksdistrict.org


Discover the artist within

Arts & Crafts For All Ages Build a Bird House

Parent/Child Learn to Knit

Get those hammers and paint brushes ready…it’s time to build a home for some new neighbors. Find out more about who might move in and learn to identify these native and migrating feathered friends. Dress for the weather; we’ll take a hike with binoculars (and snowshoes, if weather permits) in search of your potential new neighbors. (MG)

Parents and children can learn to knit together! Students will discover how to cast on, knit, purl and bind off. The end result will be a beautiful scarf plus the knowledge necessary to knit a whole lot more! Participants are asked to please bring yarn (lighter color / medium-weight yarns are easier to work with) and needles, size 10 and up. Each person attending the class must be registered. (LB)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

8Y and up

$7(R) / $12(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59844

Su

Feb. 24

1 to 2:30 p.m.

Family Grapevine Wreaths Grandmas, grandpas, aunts, uncles even mom and dad are invited to come out to Red Oak with their little ones to learn how easy it is to twist and turn a grapevine into a fun and festive wreath for all seasons. Together the group will look in the woods for natural items to decorate with; all other items will be provided. All that participants need to bring is their imagination and creativity. (MG) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

10Y and up

$5(R) / $8(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61758

Sa

May 11

1 to 2:30 p.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

9Y and up

$35(R) / $53(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61595

Tu

April 2 to 23

6 to 7 p.m.

First-Time Potter Use your creativity while learning the fundamentals of wheel-thrown pottery. Participants will focus on wedging, centering, shaping, trimming and glazing techniques. All clay and material are included. Finished pottery pieces will be ready for pick up on May 4. (LB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

14Y and up

$80(R) / $120(N)

MIN: 2 / MAX: 2

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61661

Th

April 11 to 25

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Build a Fairy House

Garden Art Spending sunny days in the backyard is just around the corner! Why not add a little something special to the garden? Participants will learn how to use a pizza box to make a stepping stone or create a marker for a beloved pet. The class will also make wind chimes out of things found around the house! Bring in objects you want to set in concrete like hardware, glass pebbles or colorful rocks. And don’t forget to collect things that can make noise, like shells, metal washers, old keys or other imaginative items. (MG)

Using items collected from nature, each participant will complete a small house suitable for use in a miniature or fairy garden. A precut stump and finished door are provided to begin the building of the house. Materials collected from nature such as bark, twigs, stones and seashells are used in the designing of the house. Every house is unique to the artist who creates it. Instructor is Linda Hass from Tree Star Hollow. (LB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

10Y and up

$38(R) / $57(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Blackberry Farm

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

8Y and up

$4(R) / $6(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Red Oak Nature Center

60543

Sa

May 4

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61749

Su

April 21

12:30 to 2 p.m.

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Arts & Crafts For Youth Toddler Art

Celebrate Earth Month

Put on some old clothes and get ready for some fun! Here is a chance for your toddler to get messy and discover the imaginative world of art. Each week we’ll make new and exciting creations using a variety of materials such as glue, paper, foam, paint and much more. Dress for mess! (LB)

In this program, participants bring a rinsed-out empty gallon jug and reuse it to plant a flower garden. They will also learn about other items around the house that can be reused to make every day Earth Day. (MG)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

2Y to 3Y & adult

$35(R) / $53(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Blackberry Farm

5Y to 7Y

$2(R) / $4(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61641

W

Feb. 27 to March 20

10 to 10:45 a.m.

61757

Sa

April 13

10 a.m. to noon

61642

W

April 3 to 24

10 to 10:45 a.m.

Jewelry Pendants Messy Masterpieces Participants will need to bring a smock because in this class making creations with traditional as well as some not so traditional materials can be messy, and a lot of fun. No class on March 30. (SC) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

5Y to 8Y

$50(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61427

Sa

March 2 to April 13

9 to 10 a.m.

Make three different jewelry pendants. Use different colors of beautiful dichroic glass to decorate the pendants. Items will be returned 1 week after the class due to firing time. (KB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

8Y to 12Y

$36(R) / $54(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61591

Th

April 25

4:30 to 5:15 p.m.

Recess at the Schoolhouse Kids are invited out for hands-on fun at the schoolhouse. They will experience what the children of the 1800s did during their recess. Participants will make a toy to take home with them. (LB)

Paper Airplane Creations Dads and sons, join us for a day of high-flying fun! You’re invited to share an afternoon of aviation exploration as you learn different folding techniques used to create amazing paper airplanes. Enjoy some father-son time while seeing just how far your masterpieces can fly. (LB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

5Y to 11Y

$12(R) / $18(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61660

Sa

March 9

10 to 11:15 a.m.

Elementary Drawing and Cartooning Participants will learn a step-by-step drawing method with lighthearted subjects to engage the sense of humor and imagination. New lessons each session focus on a variety of subjects: animals, action, still-life, landscape and cartoons. This program is taught by Young Rembrandts staff. (SC) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y to 12Y

$50(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61063

Sa

April 6 to 27

3 to 4 p.m.

61064

Sa

May 4 to 25

3 to 4 p.m.

64

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y to 11Y

$12(R) / $18(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61812

Sa

April 27

10:30 a.m. to noon

Child Fairy House Using items collected from nature, each child will complete a unique fairy house. A small stump and dried plant materials will be provided. Items gathered during class will be used to design the fairy house. The finished house is suitable for use in a miniature or fairy garden. (LB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y to 10Y

$15(R) / $23(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60544

Th

May 9

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Mother’s Day Surprise Learn about the world of flowers and the love and care that they need to grow. This hands-on class allows children to get their hands dirty and create a surprise for Mom. This program is held outdoors so please dress for the weather. (LB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

5Y to 10Y

$5(R) / $8(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61567

Sa

May 11

10 to 10:45 a.m.


Arts & Crafts For Adults Glass Fusing This class offers the opportunity to discover the art of glass fusing by making pieces of jewelry or art using different colors of dichroic glass. Students will learn how to cut the glass, assemble the pieces and then fuse them together. Each piece is unique. All glass supplies and cutting tools will be provided. Projects will be available for pickup one week after class. Instructor is Fay McKay. (KB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

18Y and up

$43(R) / $64(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61586

Th

March 21

6:15 to 8 p.m.

61589

Th

April 25

6:15 to 8 p.m.

61590

Th

May 23

6:15 to 8 p.m.

Jewelry Art: Glass-fused Pendants Fresh, funky jewlry is the craze! Students will cut, decorate and assemble dichroic glass to make three unique handcrafted pendants. All tools and supplies will be provided. Projects will be available for pickup one week after class. (LB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

16Y and up

$45(R) / $68(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61659

Th

April 4

6 to 8 p.m.

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Stampin’ Up! All-Occasion Cards Interested in making your own cards? It’s easy to unleash your creativity when you have a coach to guide you through the process. Participants will make 6 all-occasion cards and box to keep them in. (LB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

16Y and up

$30(R) / $45(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

62020

W

April 10

7 to 9 p.m.

Bring your family out to discover this forgotten pastime on a beautiful spring day! Kites will be provided. Registration ends May 1.

McCullough Park (at Prisco Community Center) $2 Residents / $4 Non-residents Children 3 and under are FREE • Barcode 60420

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Arts & Crafts

Fine Arts Cartoon Drawing: Caricature and Lettering

Art Boot Camp: Acrylic Painting with Black and White

This introductory course focuses on basic characters and drawing funny. Cartoon techniques will be used to draw people, places and animals with practical exercises and assignments. Participants will learn how to turn doodling into caricatures and professional hand lettering that help to set the tone of a great cartoon. This class is designed for the beginner or intermediate cartoon artist ready to have fun and learn. All materials (sketch pad, graphite pencils and kneaded erasers) will be supplied, and students can take them home at the end of the session. Finished drawings can be shown at the Spring Break Art Show taking place at Prisco Community Center at 6 p.m. on March 28. (KD)

Participants can learn acrylic painting techniques working with black and white. A professional artist will teach about the power and dynamic of contrasts, working with light and shadow. The class will study composition, perspective and effective use of shapes and lines to energize and give strength and structure to a painting. This intensive four-day boot camp is for the serious student, beginner to advanced. A final painting can be taken home after the final class and displayed at the Spring Break Art Show, taking place at Prisco Community Center at 6 p.m. on March 28. Supplies are included. (KD)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

9Y to 15Y

$25(R) / $35(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61664

Tu

March 5 to 19

6 to 6:45 p.m.

Drawing: Beginning to Intermediate This course focuses on three essential components of visual art—form, size, and placement—while working with pencil and paper. Using a step-by-step method, budding artists will work toward learning how to draw successfully. Art subjects may include still-life, animals, landscape and copying of the great masters. Independent and home assignments allow participants to work at their own pace, and beginners to intermediate artists are welcome to join in the fun. All materials (sketch pad, graphite pencils, and kneaded erasers) will be supplied, and students can take them home at the end of the session. Finished drawings can be shown at the Spring Break Art Show taking place at Prisco Community Center at 6 p.m. on March 28. (KD) Class Size

Fee

Location

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

$25(R) / $35(N)

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

61665

Tu

March 5 to 19

6:45 to 7:30 p.m.

9Y to 15Y

61666

Tu

March 5 to 19

7:30 to 8:15 p.m.

16Y through adult

Spring Break Art Show: “Let Your Imagination Soar” Finished drawings and paintings from the classes listed on this page can be shown at the Spring Break Art Show. Maximum size of artwork is 18 by 18 inches. Artwork labeled with name, age, school and phone number can be brought to Prisco Community Center starting Monday, March 25. No entries will be accepted later than Wednesday, March 27, at 5 p.m. There is no fee for artists to show art work. Tickets to the Art Show are available beginning March 5 at Prisco. (KD) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

All ages

$2

MIN: 40 / MAX: 200

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61458

Th

March 28

6 to 8:30 p.m.

66

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

9Y to 13Y

$120(R) / $180(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61668

M-Th

March 25 to 28

Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Art Boot Camp: Charcoal Drawing This class offers the opportunity to explore the unique experience of working with charcoal. A professional artist will work closely with participants while teaching this bold, daring and dramatic art form. Using a chunk of charcoal and eraser, shading, blending and highlighting to create gray gradients and lighting techniques will be taught. This intensive fourday boot camp is for the serious student, beginner to advanced. A final drawing can be taken home after the final class and displayed at the Spring Break Art Show taking place at Prisco Community Center at 6 p.m. on March 28. Supplies are included. (KD) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

7Y to 10Y

$120(R) / $180(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61667

M-Th

March 25 to 28

10 to 11:30 a.m.

Art Boot Camp: Independent Art Study Participants will work independently with a professional artist to strengthen their creative skills. The instructor will tailor this class to the student, allowing each artist an opportunity to explore, absorb and show individual creativity. Using such mediums as pencil, charcoal, acrylics or watercolors, art can help open up many parts of the mind, enhancing awareness and intelligence. This intensive four-day boot camp is for the serious student, beginner to advanced. Artwork created during class can be taken home and displayed at the Spring Break Art Show taking place at Prisco Community Center at 6 p.m. on March 28. Student is responsible for supplies. (KD) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

9Y through adult

$120(R) / $180(N)

MIN: 2 / MAX: 5

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61669

M-Th

March 25 to 28

1:30 to 3 p.m.


Arts & Crafts Art Studio: Acrylic Painting with Black and White Participants can learn acrylic painting techniques working with black and white. A professional artist will teach about the power and dynamic of contrasts, working with light and shadow. The class will study composition, perspective and effective use of shapes and lines to energize and give strength and structure to a painting. This art studio class is for the serious student, beginner to advanced. Supplies are included. (KD) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

9Y to 13Y

$120(R) / $180(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61672

Th

April 11 to May 2

7:30 to 9 p.m.

Art Studio: Charcoal Drawing This class offers the opportunity to explore the unique experience of working with charcoal. A professional artist will work closely with participants while teaching this bold, daring and dramatic art form. Using a chunk of charcoal and eraser, shading, blending and highlighting to create gray gradients and lighting techniques will be taught. This art studio class is for the serious student, beginner to advanced. Supplies are included. (KD) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

7Y to 10Y

$120(R) / $180(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61671

Th

April 11 to May 2

6 to 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 28 • 7 p.m. Prisco Community Center Singers, dancers, comedians, jugglers and performers with unique skills will show off their talent in the second annual Spring Break Talent Show. Join the experience and support the talent of the Fox Valley community. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. $4 All Ages • Barcode 61630 Tickets available at Prisco Community Center starting March 5.

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Art Studio: Independent Art Study Participants will work independently with a professional artist to strengthen their creative skills. The instructor will tailor this class to the student, allowing each artist an opportunity to explore, absorb and show individual creativity. Using such mediums as pencil, charcoal, acrylics or watercolors, art can help open up many parts of the mind, enhancing awareness and intelligence. This art studio class is for the serious student, beginner to advanced. Student is responsible for supplies. (KD) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

9Y through adult

$120(R) / $180(N)

MIN: 2 / MAX: 5

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61670

Th

April 11 to May 2

4:30 to 6 p.m.

B R E AK

SHOW

Thursday, March 28 • 6 p.m. FREE! Artists 18 and under are encouraged to submit up to 2 pieces of artwork ranging from sky scenes and superheroes to make-believe worlds and more, all created with this year’s theme in mind: “Let Your Imagination Soar.” Label all artwork with name, age, school and phone number. Maximum size of artwork(s): 18” x 18” Submissions Drop-off: Prisco Community Center starting March 25 Deadline: 5 p.m. on March 27

Tickets to Art Show: Barcode: 61458 • Fee: $2

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General Interest

Medley

Fun for Kids What’s on my Plate?

Kids Lock In to Parents Night Out!

Kids can learn the basics of food and healthy snacks in an atmosphere of educational games and interaction. This class will help them choose a lifestyle and environment that supports nutritious eating and teach them practical tips that will promote a healthy lifestyle among children and their families. There will be taste testing of some fresh fruits and vegetables. (KB)

Kids can enjoy a parent-free night while parents get a night out! Staff members provide fun-filled activities in the gymnastics room and more. Kids enjoy playing on the blow-up air trak, weaving through challenging obstacle courses, playing supervised and structured activities and games as well as watching a movie. Kids are welcome to bring a peanut-free snack, pillow or sleeping bag for movie time. Parent sign-in and sign-out is required. All children must be potty trained and out of Pull-ups. Registration must be done in person. (KB)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 5Y

$20(R) / $30(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

61602

Sa

March 2

9 to 10 a.m.

3Y to 5Y

61603

Sa

March 2

10:15 to 11:15 a.m.

61604

Sa

April 6

61605

Sa

April 6

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 12Y

First child: $20 Each add’l sibling: $10

MIN: 6 / MAX: 16

Eola Community Center

6Y to 8Y

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

9 to 10 a.m.

3Y to 5Y

61534

Sa

March 23

7 to 11 p.m.

MIN: 6 / MAX: 16

10:15 to 11:15 a.m.

6Y to 8Y

61535

Sa

April 20

7 to 11 p.m.

MIN: 6 / MAX: 16

61536

Sa

May 18

7 to 11 p.m.

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Magic Class Children learn an array of mesmerizing tricks involving cards, ropes, coins and mind reading that will amaze family and friends. While the tricks may appear difficult, participants will learn that magic is fun to learn and easy to perform. All materials are provided, and each child receives a magic kit to take home. Children are grouped by age and always learn tricks that are age-appropriate. The same tricks are taught at both locations, but previous students will be taught new tricks from past sesssions. (KD) (LP) Age

Fee

5Y to 12Y

Class Size

$20(R) / $27(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 35

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Location

60542

W

March 20

5:15 to 6:10 p.m.

Vaughan Athletic Center

61615

Th

May 2

4 to 4:55 p.m.

Prisco Community Center

Balloon Animal Class This fun, interactive class provides an opportunity to make and learn about balloon animals. With just a little practice, participants will learn the techniques needed to take a plain balloon and transform it into a fascinating creation such a dog, butterfly or sword. Children will take home all of their creations at the end of class. Parents are welcome to join the children in class at no extra charge. (KD) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y to 13Y

$25(R) / $38(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 15

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61617

Th

April 4

6 to 7:15 p.m.

Dad and Daughter Spring Wagon Ride Dads and daughters can enjoy a spring night out together at Blackberry Farm. Wagon ride and dinner, which includes hot dog, chips and drink, will be provided. After the wagon ride and activities, we will gather around the campfire for s’mores. The daughter’s name should be used when signing up. Additional children also can be registered. Registration ends on April 23. (LB)

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Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

5Y to 12Y

Couples: $16(R) / $ 24(N) Each addl’ child: $8(R) / $12(N)

MIN: 15 / MAX: 40

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61663

Su

April 28

5 to 7 p.m.


Medley Safety First

Fun for All All About Owls

Safe Kids At Home: First Aid

View live owls up-close and learn about the ones that live in the area. Staff from the Northern Illinois Raptor Rehab Center will talk about these nocturnal creatures. Everyone will get a chance to dissect real owl pellets to find out more about what they like to eat. All participants must be registered. (MG)

Through games and group discussions, participants will review fire, police, bicycle, stranger, water and car safety issues. A demonstration of the importance of wearing a bicycle helmet properly and review of smoke alarm response are also covered. Basic first aid will also be addressed, with the creation of a small first aid kit that the children will take home with them. Each child will also leave class with a safety packet. This program is taught by Grow with Me staff. (SC)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

5Y and up

Individuals: $7(R) / $11(N) Family of 4: $24(R) / $36(N)

MIN: 10 / MAX: 50

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61759

F

March 8

6 to 8 p.m.

Spend a Day with the Blacksmith Strike while the iron is hot! The basic smithing techniques of hammering, drawing out, cutting, bending and twisting will be introduced. Participants will create a decorative S hook and a hand forged nail. Please wear leather shoes and clothing made of natural fibers. (LB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

16Y and up

$36(R) / $54(N)

MIN: 2 / MAX: 4

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61576

Sa

April 27

9 a.m. to noon

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

7Y to 10Y

$22(R) / $33(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 20

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61418

Sa

March 2

10 to 11:30 a.m.

Babysitting for Success Pre-teens and teens can participate in small-group interaction, hands-on stations, large-group discussions and mini-lectures. Child development, basic child care, handling emergencies, nutrition and safety are covered in a handbook specifically designed for this course. Students should bring a doll, pencil or pen and any questions they have about babysitting. Taught by Grow with Me staff. (SC) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

10Y to 14Y

$52(R) / $78(N)

MIN: 10 / MAX: 20

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61398

Sa

April 6 to 13

9 a.m. to noon

Self-Defense for Women

Photography

This practical program offers women awareness information and common sense prevention tactics for avoiding violent situations. Participants will have the opportunity to practice using physical techniques to escape an attacker. Please wear sturdy, comfortable clothing. Instructor David Carr has more than 30 years of experience in the martial arts and is a 6th degree black belt in karate. (JHP) (MO)

Taking Better Pictures This program is for those who have taken a picture and thought it would have turned out better if they knew how to use their camera. Participants will gain insight on how to put the ‘wow factor’ in photos with little time and effort. This class includes handouts, a cheat sheet and a resource book. Bring your camera (digital is best) with film or a memory card and extra batteries for hands-on training. (LB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

16Y and up

$38(R) / $57(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61598

M

April 8

6:30 to 8 p.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

13Y and up

$10(R) / $15(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 30

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Location

60526

Su

April 14

12:30 to 2 p.m.

Prisco Community Center

60527

Su

May 12

12:30 to 2 p.m.

Eola Community Center

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Medley Finance Basics for Teens

Personal Growth Book Worms Children will participate in literature circles in which popular books are read and discussed. Literacy skills will be reviewed and modeled by the instructor. Books are not included. A book list will be available upon registration. (SC) Class Size

Fee

Location

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

$65(R) / $97(N)

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Grade

60611

Su

March 3 to April 28

1 to 2 p.m.

2 to 3

60612

Su

March 3 to April 28

2:15 to 3:15 p.m.

4 to 5

Young adults will learn the fundamentals of banking based on the FDIC Money Smart educational program. This workshop will concentrate on choosing a checking account to meet the individual’s needs and how to manage the account wisely. Hector Ochoa of Old Second National Bank will teach borrowing basics, personal loan options and the importance of good credit in today’s world. (LP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

13Y to 18Y

$5(R) / $8(N)

MIN: 10 / MAX: 25

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61011

Sa

March 16

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

61013

W

April 10

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

For Pet Lovers

A Quest to Feel Our Best Everyone has areas in which they want to improve, such as eating healthier or being more active. To make a change in eating and physical activity habits, taking that first step is key. Participants will learn how to create a lifestyle that supports nutritious eating and practical tips to promote healthy lifestyles for themselves and their families. (KB)

Dog Obedience This series of dog obedience classes will teach your dog good manners and valuable skills to be a well-rounded pet. Bring your dog in a regular collar (no choke, prong or shock collars) and a regular leash (not a retractable). Also bring lots of dog treats and the dog’s food bowl, with meal, if you are taking the Feeding Frenzy course. We will also need a copy of the dog’s vet records showing that its vaccinations are up-to-date. (KB)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

18Y and up

$20(R) / $30(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 25

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

Class Size

Location

61597

M

March 4

7 to 8 p.m.

18Y and up

MIN: 6 / MAX: 15

Eola Community Center

Colors of Beauty Analysis Everyone has a favorite color, but is it the one that looks best on them? Participants will learn about color enhancement and what colors are best suited for their appearance. Every person has a season, and this analysis will reveal what season participants are and what makeup best complements that season. There will be a chance to apply cosmetics in class and become skillful in the latest techniques. Instructor is Annmarie Vlastnik. (KB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

18Y and up

$30(R) / $45(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 10

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61593

Th

March 14

7 to 9 p.m.

Fee

Day

Date

Time

Topic

61631

$79(R) / $119(N)

F

March 8 to April 12

7:45 to 8:45 p.m.

Basic Dog Obedience

61634

$33(R) / $50(N)

F

April 12 to 26

7:45 to 8:45 p.m.

Jumping for Joy

61635

$33(R) / $50(N)

F

May 3 to 10

7:45 to 8:45 p.m.

Calling All Dogs

61637

$19(R) / $29(N)

F

May 17

7:45 to 8:45 p.m.

Feeding Frenzy

Basic Dog Obedience: Teaches dogs to be good family companions as well as learning basic commands. No class March 29. Jumping for Joy: Teaches dogs how to keep their four paws on the floor. Calling All Dogs: Teaches to come when called, a valuable tool if a dog accidentally gets loose or runs out the door. Feeding Frenzy: Teaches a dog good manners while using the feeding time as training time.

Mother’s Day Spa Those looking for that special gift for that special mom can treat her to total relaxation at the Spa Escape. This relaxing spa evening includes a mini facial, foot treatment, hand and lip facials and de-stressing techniques to relieve tension that can also be done at home. Spa visitors should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel and washcloth. (KB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

18Y and up

$30(R) / $45(N)

MIN: 3 / MAX: 10

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61607

W

May 8

7 to 8:15 p.m.

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Barcode

Lincoln Park & Gregory Island

Dog Parks

You can, at the Fox Valley Park District’s only parks reserved exclusively for dogs and their owners. Every day, from dawn until dusk, dogs of all different breeds have a place where their owners take them to run, play, sniff, socialize and have a dog-gone good time.

For more information, see page 117.


Medley Around the House Getting Your Home Ready to Sell

I’m Ready to Buy; How Do I Find the Right House?

For those thinking of selling their home this year, this workshop will provide invaluable information about what the housing market is really like these days and what it takes to sell their home in this market. Sandy Andry of ReMax Town and Country, a realtor with 16 years of experience, will share the dos and don’ts of creating a home with great curb appeal on the outside and easy staging tricks on the inside. Participants will learn the do-ityourself touches that will make their home stand out from the competition. (LP)

Those who have been searching websites, attending open houses and grabbing fliers are invited to join Realtor Sandy Andry of ReMax Town and County for a home buying workshop that will help them prioritize wants versus must haves. Participants will discover the top five things to consider for resale potential when buying a new home. Mortgage broker Marlene Deck of Compass Mortgage will explain the various types of mortgage options available and what it takes to qualify for a loan in today’s market. This workshop will end with a question and answer session and the distribution of take-home handouts. (LP)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

18Y and up

$5(R) / $7(N)

MIN: 10 / MAX: 30

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60588

W

Feb. 27

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

It’s Easy Being Green It’s time for spring cleaning again—the green way! Participants will learn how easy it is to switch from harsh chemicals to a softer greener option and about products that are environmentally safe and cost less than what is available in the grocery store. The program includes time for product demonstrations, taste tests of healthy eating options and questions. Instructor is from Melaleuca. Parents are encouraged to sign kids up for a naturalist-led spring hike going on at the same time as this program. (MG)

Fr e

e!

Fee

Class Size

Location

Free

MIN: 10 / MAX: 30

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

61774

Sa

March 9

1 to 2:30 p.m.

18Y and up

61775

Sa

March 9

1 to 2:30 p.m.

4Y and up

Why Isn’t my House Selling? For those who are tired of keeping the house neat and tidy every day just hoping for a showing, this interactive workshop will reveal the two things that will make a difference. Sandy Andry of ReMax Town and Country, a realtor with 16 years of experience, will share the need-to-knows of today’s market. Participants are encouraged to bring interior and exterior photos of their house so Sandy can answer questions and offer suggestions to get it sold! (LP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

18Y and up

$5(R) / $7(N)

MIN: 10 / MAX: 30

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60592

W

March 20

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

18Y and up

$5(R) / $7(N)

MIN: 10 / MAX: 30

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60593

W

April 17

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Start a Vegetable Garden Interested in starting a vegetable garden but not sure where to start? Testing the soil, deciding what to plant, garden layout, fertilizing, planting from seeds and transplants, and watering the garden will be discussed. Richard Hentschel from U of I Extension service is the instructor. (LB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

14Y and up

$5(R) / $8(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61554

Sa

May 4

9 to 10 a.m.

Veggie Garden Summer is almost here! Participants will learn how to make their own seed starter pots out of newspaper and create row markers using the actual vegetable you want to grow as a stamp! The class will also provide great ideas for creating trellises and information about composting. (MG) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

8Y and up

$5(R) / $7(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61750

Sa

May 18

1 to 2:30 p.m.

Attract Butterflies and Hummingbirds to Your Garden! Spring is the time to plan a garden! Red Oak Nature Center is hosting an evening of design ideas, plant recommendations and some good old-fashioned gardening basics. (MG) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

21Y and up

$3(R) / $4(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 16

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61748

W

March 27

6 to 7:30 p.m.

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Medley Cooking Cake Decorating 101

Cupcake Cakes 101

This four week course will teach you how to make delicious cakes and frosting. You will learn different frosting techniques and how to decorate with flowers, borders, sugar sheets and more. You will leave with the skills to make your own masterpieces. (SC)

Do you love cake and cupcakes? This class combines your two loves! You will learn how to turn regular cupcakes into a beautifully decorated cake. Whether it is for a holiday, birthday, or party; you are sure to wow the crowd with this treat. (SC)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

16Y and up

$50(R) / $75(N) plus supplies

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Eola Community Center

16Y and up

$20(R) / $30(N) plus $18 for supplies

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61970

Tu

March 5 to 26

7 to 9 p.m.

Cake Pops 101 Join the cake pop craze that is “sweeting” the nation. Cake Pops 101 will teach you a variety of recipes and decorating techniques to serve up some miniature delectable sweets for your next craving. (SC)

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61973

Sa

March 23

1 to 3 p.m.

Just for Kids! Cake Decorating 101 This four-week course will teach you how to create beautiful frosted sweet treats. You will learn how to frosting masterpieces with cupcakes, cookies and cake pops as your canvas. (SC)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

16Y and up

$20(R) / $30(N) plus $18 for supplies

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

61975

Sa

March 16

1 to 3 p.m.

61971

Sa

March 23

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

6Y to 10Y

61972

Sa

March 23

11 a.m. to noon

11Y to 16Y

Class Size

Fee

Location

MIN: 6 / MAX: 15

$36(R) / $54(N)

Eola Community Center

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GARAGE SALE Saturday, May 18 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Prisco Center Parking Lot

$30 Residents / $45 Non-residents Barcode 58726 Don’t miss this huge opportunity to make a little cash! The Park District will advertise the sale through the activity guides, electronic signs, newspaper advertising and day-of signage. All proceeds from rental space will benefit the Creative Play Preschool Program at Prisco Community Center.


Medley Character Cakes 101 How do you make the face of your kid’s favorite character out of a cake? This class will show you how with cake recipes and frosting tips. At the end of the class you will walk away with your character in a sweet way. (SC)

Cards & Games

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Magic: The Gathering - Open Gym

16Y and up

$22(R) / $33(N) plus $18 for supplies

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Eola Community Center

Magic: The Gathering—one of the oldest and best trading card games—can be as intellectually challenging as chess but adds a creative aspect. Casual Play - Tier 1 decks are strongly discouraged. Modern format is used, except the first Saturday of each month, when Commander format is used. Play is predominantly multi-player with occasional one-on-one. Beginners are welcome. Participants must pay at Guest Services before participating. Instructor is Dave Carr. (MO)

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61974

Sa

April 6

1 to 3 p.m.

Cake Balls 101 Do you love sprinkles, chocolate and frosting? We will let you play with all the things that you love in this cake ball decorating class. You will learn new ways to make cake balls even sweeter. (SC) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y to 10Y

$20(R) / $30(N) plus $12 for supplies

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61977

Sa

April 13

1 to 2 p.m.

Princess, Fairy & Barbie Cakes 101 Do you have a little girl at home that loves princesses, fairies or Barbie? This class will teach you how to create a beautiful princess, fairy or Barbie cake. You will decorate your choice of cake and take your creation home with you. (SC) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

16Y and up

$22(R) / $33(N) plus $18 for supplies

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61976

Sa

April 20

1 to 3 p.m.

My Favorite Pet Cake 101 This class will teach you how to turn your favorite animal into a cake. In this class, you will create a dog, cat, frog, bunny or chick cake. You will learn frosting techniques and take your creation home with you. (SC) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y to 10Y

$20(R) / $30(N) plus $15 for supplies

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61978

Sa

April 27

1 to 2 p.m.

Kids are invited to bring their appetites as they learn the basics of cooking while creating delicious snacks, entrees and desserts. A class recipe book will be compiled and sent home on the last day of classes. No class on May 26. (SC)

Class Size

Location

6Y to 16Y

$1

MIN: 1 / MAX: 1

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60908

Sa

March 2 to May 25

9 a.m. to noon

Just for Girls Glitzy’s Spring Spa Retreat Join Glitzy Girlz this season for some much-needed spa care of dry skin from winter months! Our class will moisturize and replenish faces, feet and hands. Edible fruti facials are fun to make and each girl designs a beaded crystal charm bracelet to take home as there masks are processing. A pedicure and manicure will scrub, lotion, buff and spray all dry parts and the foot/nail brush is a great tool to take home. Pretty polish applications on hands and toes along with stickers and foot designs. A spa bag provided to each girl filled with pampering goodies. Bring girlfriends! (KB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

5Y to 11Y

$35(R) / $53(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 25

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

62073

F

April 5

6:30 to 8 p.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

MIN: 7 / MAX: 25

Eola Community Center

Eola Community Center

Couples: $35(R) / $57(N) Each add’l: $34(R) / $51(N)

Time

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

12:15 to 1:15 p.m.

62072

Th

May 9

6 to 7:15 p.m.

Fee

Class Size

Location

5Y to 8Y

$65(R) / $97(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 10

Barcode

Day

Date May 4 to June 15

Join Glitzy Girl to celebrate this month of honoring MOM. This class recognizes the unique bond of mothers and daughters by signifying it in beautiful pieces of jewelry to have as forever keepsakes. Each couple will design their own necklace and bracelets and exchange with one another. The unique item included is a “best friends” charm dangle broken into two halves. Choices to accompany jewelry will include a beautiful selection of fire polished crystals, pattern glass beads, silver accents and unique charms. A special treat is provided at the end of class. (KB) 3Y to 11Y & adult

Age

Sa

Fee

Mother/Daughter: Best Friend Jewelry Boutique

Jr. Gourmet

60600

Age

73


School’s out!

Spring Break Camps Spring Break Soccer Camp This camp focuses on dribbling, passing / receiving and shooting skills as well as team tactics and strategies in an interactive game and scrimmage. Participants must bring their own water bottle and ball and dress in sportswear. (RM)

Spring Break Basketball Camp Middle School Boys & Girls This camp will focus on mental, physical and teamwork skills needed to succeed at the high level. Skills in defense, team defense, shooting, dribbling, passing and team offense will be stressed. This is an incredible opportunity to give your middle school child the exposure to high-level basketball training. Camp will be spilt into boys and girls groups. (RM)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

8Y to 11Y

$30(R) / $45(N)

MIN: 9 / MAX: 20

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Grade

Fee

Class Size

Location

61599

M-Th

March 25 to 28

3 to 5 p.m.

6 to 8

$30(R) / $45(N)

MIN: 40 / MAX: 120

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61592

M-F

March 25 to 29

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Badminton Camp This instructional camp prepares players to succeed in badminton. Excellent coaches plan strategic preparation drills and games that will increase skills through fundamentals. Badminton Camp teaches techniques for handling the racket, directing the birdie, playing with a partner and being part of a team. Games are played throughout the camp and conclude with championship singles and doubles matches. This program is taught by Kids First Sports Safety staff. (MO) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

8Y to 14Y

$54(R) / $81(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 28

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61423

M-Th

March 25 to 28

9 to 10:15 a.m.

Dodge Ball Camp Dodge ball games are played every session, ending with a competitive championship game on the last day. This fun, fast-moving sport provides team competition and individual challenge matches on the court. Kids will have a blast running, throwing, dodging and ducking their way to victory while getting their bodies in shape. Boys and girls are separated into groups of ages 7 to 9 and 10 to 14 within the camp. This program is taught by Kids First Sports Safety staff. (MO) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

7Y to 14Y

$54(R) / $81(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 28

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61424

M-Th

March 25 to 28

10:30 to 11:45 a.m.

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Spring Training Baseball Camp This instructional week-long baseball program will focus on safety, fundamentals and skills. Baseball players will learn methods and techniques for positions, baseball throwing, fielding, first-step directional movements, hitting, bunting, pitching, base running and sportsmanship. (RM) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

11Y to 14Y

$30(R) / $45(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 20

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61588

M-Th

March 25 to 29

9 to 11 a.m.


Learning is fun!

School Connections Elementary After-School Programs

On the Farm Field Trip

The Fox Valley Park District offers one-hour after-school programs in various elementary schools. Watch for forms to come home with children during the course of the 2012-13 school year. Programs vary and include, but are not limited to, tennis, storybook art, slimy science and nutrition and fitness. Call Debbie at 630-966-4555. (DS)

Students will enjoy animal and farm activities on a self-guided tour through Blackberry Farm. They can collect eggs and learn about turkeys at the Pioneer Cabin and baby animals at the barn and hatchery. They can also participate in an animal treasure hunt at Huntoon House, talk to the blacksmith about the tools he creates and visit with the weaver to learn about carding and spinning wool from the sheep. (LB)

Grade

Fee

Class Size

Location

1 to 5

$5 per session

MIN: 7 / MAX: 25

Various elementary schools

Day

Date

Time

M-F choices

Ongoing

After school for one hour

History on Wheels

Grade

Fee

Location

K to 2 with chaperones

$4 per person for in-district schools; $5.50 per person for out-of-district schools

Blackberry Farm

Day

Date

Time

Information

Tu-F

May 7 to 10 May 21 to 24

9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Call Laureen at 630-892-1550

Bring Blackberry Farm’s “life in the 1800s” to the classroom! Students will explore the pioneer life of children who learned in a one-room schoolhouse, had daily chores and spun wool into yarn. Contact Laureen at 630-892-1550. (LB) Grade

Fee

Class Size

1 to 3

$45 per visit for in-district schools; $60 per visit for out-of-district schools

Up to 2 classrooms together

Day

Date

Time

M-F

January to March

Flexible

Home School Customized Programs

Group Field Trips to Blackberry Farm Students can experience the sights and sounds of Blackberry Farm. During the self-guided tour, they will ride the train and haywagon and visit the Pioneer Cabin, Weaver’s Cabin, Pottery Shop, One-Room Schoolhouse, Discovery Barn, Early Streets Museum and Huntoon House. Call Laureen at 630-892-1550. (LB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

2Y and up

$4 a person for resident groups; $5.50 for non-resident groups

Flexible

Blackberry Farm

Day

Date

Time

M-F

May 1 to Aug. 26

9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Customized School Programs at Blackberry Farm These field trip experiences are designed to complement classroom curriculum and are correlated to Illinois State Learning Standards. Students rotate between designated sites to create a hands-on, historical learning experience. Call Laureen at 630-892-1550 for more information. (LB) Grade

Fee

Class Size

Location

K to 4

$7 per student for resident schools; $8 per student for non-resident schools

MIN: 25 / MAX: 100

Blackberry Farm

Day

Date

Time

M-F

April 15 to 26

Flexible

Home schooling parents:

Do you have a specific program you would like the Fox Valley Park District to offer? Give us a day, time and seven guaranteed participants, and we will set up a customized program just for you. Programs that are available include, but are not limited to: archery, karate, nature and sports. For further information, call Debbie Smith at 630-966-4555!

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School Connections Aurora History Trip

Home School Customized Programs

During this self-guided tour, students will try on pioneer clothes, participate in a blab school, experience children’s chores of the past and wash and card wool at the Weaver’s Cabin. In addition, students will learn about trains from Aurora and talk to the blacksmith about railroad tools. (LB)

Home school students can enroll is a variety of customized park district programs. Just pick a program, day, time and find seven guaranteed participants. Programs include, but are not limited to nature, archery, karate, sports, tumbling, drama and arts. Call Debbie at 630-966-4555. (DS)

Grade

Fee

Location

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3 to 5 with chaperones

$4 a person for in-district schools; $5.50 a person for out-of-district schools

Blackberry Farm

6Y to 17Y

Specific to program offered

MIN: 7 / MAX: 25

Park District Facilities

Day

Date

Time

Day

Date

Time

Information

M-F choices

Year-round availability

9 a.m. to 8 p.m. availability

Tu-F

May 14 to 17 May 28 to 31

9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Call Laureen at 630-892-1550

Outdoor Education Teachers can schedule a class trip for spring or book a naturalist to visit to your classroom in February. Students will enjoy the maple tapping program in March and tree or spring programs in April and May. For fifth and sixth graders, outdoor education opportunities are available at Lippold Park with Red Oak naturalists. All programs are currently aligned with the Core Standards and can be customized to fit your curriculum needs. Please reserve your trip early. Call Red Oak for program information at 630-897-1808 or email us at redoak@fvpd.net. (MG)

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Grades

Fee

Location

Preschool to 12

Free for in-district schools; $4 per child for out-of-district schools

Red Oak Nature Center / Lippold Park

Day

Date

Class Size

Time

Tu-F

Year-round

MIN: 15 / MAX: 90

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Parker’s

Children’s Theatre Parker’s Children’s Theatre, a new professional theater company for young audiences, strives to inspire children through the performing arts. Productions will utilize professional performers who educate and entertain, introducing many students to the wonderful world of theater for the first time. Register a school field trip or group special event. Each production is appropriate for children in preschool through sixth grade. Contact Kyle Donahue to schedule a daytime group performance. The performance is 45 minutes and can include a question-andanswer session.

Parker’s Children’s Theatre Presents: The Three Little Pigs, A Musical The three little pigs decide it’s time to move out of their mother’s house and build homes of their own. Soon the bumbling, silly wolf appears and blows down the new houses one by one. The pigs help the angry wolf discover he has no friends because of his temper. The wolf promises to learn to control his anger, and they all become friends. This is a musical and fun interactive version of a classic tale discussing themes of bullying, friendship and family. (KD)

January, February, March Blackberry Farm Grades 1 to 3 Bring Blackberry Farm’s “Life in the 1800s” to your classroom! Students will explore the pioneer life of children from decades ago who learned in a one-room schoolhouse, had daily chores and spun wool into yarn. Call 630-892-1550 for more information. Up to 2 classrooms together $45 per visit for resident schools $60 per visit for non-resident schools 76

Age

Fee/Location

3Y and up & adults

$500 per performance at Prisco Community Center; $550 per performance on-site

Day

Date

Time

Information

M-F choices

Ongoing

During school hours

Call Kyle at 630-859-8606


Creative Play Preschool

What is Creative Play Preschool? The Creative Play Preschool program offers a stimulating environment for children to grow socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually. The preschool curriculum includes activities involving art, math, science, language, music / movement and dramatic play. The program features an excellent student/teacher ratio enabling instructors to work with each child individually. A child’s first experience with school sets a foundation for development. Park district instructors will instill a love for learning that will continue through their future years in school. Children must be 2, 3 or 4 years old as of Sept. 1 of the current school year and must be completely toilet-trained. The school year is divided into three sessions: fall (September to November), winter (November to March) and spring (March to May). Creative Play Preschool is offered at the Prisco and Eola Community Centers and Red Oak Nature Center.

Creative Play Preschool Registration Payment Plan Full-year registration is available with initial payment due at registration and eight more equal Electronic Funds Transfers (EFTs) will electronically withdraw the money from a checking, savings or credit card for the scheduled payments throughout the school year. If enrolling in only one session entire payment is due at time of registration. Note: There is a $25 registration fee due at the time of registration.

Looking for an extended-day option? Breakfast Club, Lunch with Pals and Playtime and Afternoon Labs at Prisco Community Center provide enrichment opportunities for preschoolers. See page 79 and 80 for more information.

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Creative Play Preschool Eola Community Center Contact Sara Cass at 630-851-8990 for registration information. Registration is already in progress for the 2013 winter session. The fee is per three-month session.

Creative Play Preschool Eola: 3-year-olds This class will focus on social emotional development and will introduce children to sharing, being kind to others, taking turns, follow directions, participating in small and large group activities and transitioning from one activity to another. Children also will learn to recognize basic shapes, colors, numbers, recognizing their name and simple math concepts. Large and small motor skills will be strengthened through activities such as balancing, climbing, stringing beads, completing puzzles and using writing materials correctly. (SC) Age

Class Size

Location

3Y

MIN: 10 / MAX: 20

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

60510

$285(R) / $310(N)

Tu/Th

March 5 to May 16

9 to 11:30 a.m.

60511

$285(R) / $310(N)

Tu/Th

March 5 to May 16

12:30 to 3 p.m.

Creative Play Preschool Eola: 4-year-olds Children will continue to work on social and emotional skills and language development. Motor skills will be fine-tuned through hopping and balancing activities, stringing buttons, holding and controlling scissors correctly and using writing materials properly. There will be a focus on readiness/math skills such as recognizing and printing their own name, counting to 31 and being able to recognize numbers, letters and count objects up to 10. (SC) Age

Class Size

Location

4Y

MIN: 10 / MAX: 20

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

60503

$330(R) / $355(N)

M/W/F

March 4 to May 17

9 to 11:30 a.m.

60504

$330(R) / $355(N)

M/W/F

March 4 to May 17

12:30 to 3 p.m.

60505

$285(R) / $310(N)

Tu/Th

March 5 to May 16

12:30 to 3 p.m.

60506

$415(R) / $440(N)

M-F*

March 4 to May 17

9 to 11:30 a.m.

60507

$415(R) / $440(N)

M-F*

March 4 to May 17

12:30 to 3 p.m.

*The class for children ages 4 to 5 that meets Monday through Friday is being offered for those children who are ready to being a preschool setting five days a week.

Scholarship Opportunities Look for this icon for progams that offer scholarship opportunities. Residents who qualify receive up to $40 per program season. See page 137 for more information. 78

Creative Play Preschool Eola: School Readiness Program for 4½- to 5-year-olds Children continue to learn motor, readiness and language skills, while focusing on certain numbers and letters each week. Children will visit classroom stations to practice skills such as letter recognition, sorting, matching, graphing, cutting and writing. Free choice time following station activities in the classroom. Please note the pre-requisite for this class requires students to have mastered skills taught in the 4-year-olds class. (SC) Age

Class Size

Location

4½Y to 5Y

MIN: 10 / MAX: 20

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

60508

$330(R) / $355(N)

M/W/F

March 4 to May 17

9 to 11:30 a.m.

60509

$330(R) / $355(N)

M/W/F

March 4 to May 17

12:30 to 3 p.m.


Creative Play Preschool Prisco Community Center Contact Carrie Johnson at 630-859-8606 for registration information. Registration is already in progress. The fee is per three-month session.

Creative Play Preschool Prisco: 2-year-olds

Creative Play Preschool Prisco: 4-year-olds

This program is an introduction to preschool. The focus is on preschool preparedness skills and socialization. Children participate in fun activities, including art, music, stories and free play. A snack will be provided. Children must be 2½ by the first day of class. (CJ)

The four-year-old program covers many different concepts including: mastery of colors, numbers and basic shapes, introduction to complex shapes, in-depth exposure to the alphabet through sight and sound, advanced cutting skills, math and science skills and much more. (CJ)

Age

Class Size

Location

30M to 3Y

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

Prisco Community Center

Age

Class Size

Location

4Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

56399

$100(R) / $150(N)

Tu

March 5 to May 21

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

56566

$330(R) / $355(N)

M/W/F

March 4 to May 24

9 to 11 a.m.

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

56567

$330(R) / $355(N)

M/W/F

March 4 to May 24

12:30 to 3 p.m.

56400

$100(R) / $150(N)

56401

Th

$180(R) / $270(N)

W/F

March 5 to May 23 March 6 to May 24

Creative Play Preschool Prisco: 3-year-olds This program focuses on socialization and the introduction of key early childhood skills including: colors, shapes, numbers, alphabet, simple math and science concepts, name recognition, following directions and basic cutting skills. Two- and five-day options are available. (CJ) Age

Class Size

Location

3Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

55892

$255(R) / $280(N)

Tu/Th

March 5 to May 23

9 to 11 a.m.

55893

$255(R) / $280(N)

Tu/Th

March 5 to May 23

Noon to 2 p.m.

55894

$415(R) / $440(N)

M-F

March 4 to May 24

9 to 11 a.m.

Creative Play Preschool Prisco: Pre-Kindergarten Pre-Kindergarten is designed for older four- and five-year-olds. It is an extension of the earlier Creative Play Preschool classes at Prisco. Curriculum will include language, pre-reading, writing skills and alphabet exercises. Children will participate in hands-on math, science explorations and cooking experiences. The class will include small and large group work. (CJ) Age

Class Size

Location

4Y to 5Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

55902

$330(R) / $355(N)

M/W/F

March 4 to May 24

9 to 11:30 a.m.

Afternoon with Friends

Lunch Pals & Playtime

Creative Play Preschool at Prisco offers a flexible, pay-as-you-go option. Parents may pay each visit or purchase a new 12-visit punch card. This class follows the preschool calendar. On days when there is no preschool Afternoon with Friends will not meet. (CJ)

Children have an opportunity to make new friends and extend their preschool day. They eat lunch together and then have time to play. Please pack a healthy nut-free lunch. This class will follow the preschool calendar. On days when there is no preschool Lunch Pals & Playtime doesn’t meet. (CJ)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 5Y

$12

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

4Y to 6Y

$36(R) / $54(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61842

M/W

March 4 to May 22

12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

61843

T

March 12 to April 23

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

56567

Th

March 14 to April 25

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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Creative Play Preschool

Nature

Afternoon Labs Kicking and Screaming Kids can learn the basics of soccer in a fun, exciting way! Dribbling, passing, shooting and foot skills will be the main focus, and games will keep everyone moving and help develop coordination. (RM) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

4Y to 6Y

$65(R) / $97(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61556

Tu

March 5 to April 9

12:30 to 2 p.m.

Science Lab Calling all future scientists! Children can explore the world of science by conducting hands-on experiments. Children will get messy, so please dress them appropriately. No class on March 27. (CJ) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

4Y to 6Y

$65(R) / $97(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60558

F

March 8 to April 19

12:30 to 2 p.m.

Social Studies Lab It’s time to get out those passports! Children will explore different cultures, customs and food from around the globe. Beginning map skills are introduced. No class on March 25. (CJ) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

4Y to 6Y

$65(R) / $97(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60557

M

March 4 to April 15

12:30 to 2 p.m.

Math Lab Through hands-on activities, children will explore sorting, patterns, measuring, number recognition and more. The lab classes follow the preschool calendar. (CJ) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

4Y to 6Y

$65(R) / $97(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61855

M

March 4 to April 15

12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

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Nature Play Preschool Preschoolers will have the opportunity to explore, discover and learn about themselves and the world around them in this unique learning environment. We will practice letter sounds, colors, shapes and numbers, all with the help of Mother Nature! Nature Play Preschool offers both full-year and selective session options. This is for children who are comfortable being away from their parents. Children must be potty trained and 3 or 4 years old as of Sept. 1. The school year is divided into three sessions: Fall (Sept. 4 to Nov. 21), Winter (Nov. 26 to Feb. 28), and Spring (March 4 to May 1). Contact Mary Lou Mares at 630-897-1808 for registration information. Registration is already in progress. The fee is per three-month session. Preschool lottery for the 2013-14 school year will be Jan. 11 to 20. (MG) Class Size

Fee

Location

MIN: 4 / MAX: 10

$255(R) / $280(N)

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Age

Day

Date

Time

60331

3Y

Tu/Th

March 4 to May 1

9 to 11 a.m.

60332

4Y

Tu/Th

March 4 to May 1

Noon to 2 p.m.

Nature Play Open House Visit Red Oak Nature Center from 9 to 11 a.m. on Jan. 19 and 20 to meet the teacher and visit the Nature Play classroom. Enjoy activities and crafts. Refreshments provided. For more information, call Red Oak Nature Center at 630-897-1808. (MG)


Ages 6 & Younger

Early Childhood All About Fun Mommy & Me

Picnic and Play Time

Mommy & Me is an opportunity for children and their mothers to spend quality time in both free and structured play. Each week, activities feature different crafts, games, stories and songs. No class on March 25. (SC)

Children will share a picnic lunch with friends after they participate in outdoor games and activities at Harmony Park. Games will include Red Light / Green Light, Duck Duck Goose, Red Rover, parachute activities and more. Children should wear gym shoes and bring a disposable sack lunch, including a drink, to each class. Class will be held inside in inclement weather. (LP)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

30M to 4Y & adult

$50(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60608

M

March 4 to April 15

6 to 7 p.m.

Eola Playgroup The Eola Playgroup provides a relaxing atmosphere where children and parents can meet new friends and socialize through play. Each week the instructor will set out a new craft and new toys for children to explore. Parents are required to stay and are responsible for their children. No class on March 26. (SC)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 4Y

$36(R) / $54(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61184

F

April 12 to May 17

10:45 to 11:30 a.m.

Let’s Get Messy Young children learn through their five senses. This class offers many sensory activities, including water and sand play. Participants also will play with a variety of play dough and slime materials. Children should be dressed appropriately. (SC)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

2Y to 4Y & adult

$30(R) / $45(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 10

Eola Community Center

3Y to 5Y

$50(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60606

Tu

March 5 to April 16

6 to 7 p.m.

60587

W

May 1 to June 5

10:45 to 11:45 a.m.

Story Time with the Easter Bunny

Let’s Pretend

Parents and children are invited to stop by Blackberry Farm and visit with the Easter Bunny. The group will read a book with the Easter Bunny and do a small craft. Parents will have the opportunity to take pictures of their children visiting with the Easter Bunny. Please register each child attending. Children must be accompanied by an adult. (LB)

Children enjoy using their imagination. There will be four different themes where the children can dress up according to the theme. There will be a variety of activities that will coincide with the theme of the day. (CJ)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

1Y to 6Y & adult

$7(R) / $11(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 12

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60607

Th

March 21

1 to 1:45 p.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 5Y

$36(R) / $54(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61846

W

May 1 to May 22

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Storytime Hour

Bunny Trail Wagon Ride Families are invited to enjoy the fresh spring air while traveling down the old bunny trail. Hot chocolate and s’mores will be prepared around a cozy fire. Then ride the haywagon that will take riders to a stop where the children can hunt for Easter eggs. Picnic tables are available, or participants may bring chairs to use. Every rider must be registered. Registration ends March 26. (LB)

Children will enjoy the variety of activities that will be done in this class. They will begin with music and movement, then be introduced and read a story. Fingerplays and songs will be sung. A simple craft will end the story time fun. (CJ) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 5Y

$36(R) / $54(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

2Y and up

$8(R) / $12(N)

MIN: 20 / MAX: 35

Blackberry Farm

61845

W

April 3 to 24

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60605

Sa

March 30

1 to 3 p.m.

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Early Childhood Arts & Crafts

Cooking

Preschool Drawing Class

Storybook Chefs

Children learn valuable motor skills and drawing techniques by using a variety of media to help build art and drawing concepts. Drawings focus on animals, monsters and other whimsical characters and scenes. All supplies are included. This program is taught by Young Rembrandts staff. (SC) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

4Y to 5Y

$50(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61139

Sa

April 6 to 27

2 to 2:45 p.m.

61140

Sa

May 4 to 25

2 to 2:45 p.m.

Surprise Mom with a Hand Dads, grandparents, aunts, uncles—any guardian except Mom!—are invited to bring their child to Red Oak to make a very special hand print for Mother’s Day. The group will take a walk through the woods to gather some natural items and then use them to decorate the handprint keepsake. Adults do not need to register but need to attend. (MG) Age

Fee

Class Size

Any child interested in cooking will enjoy these cooking projects, story time and learning about kitchen safety. A new theme is featured each week. No class on March 30. (SC) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

4Y to 6Y

$50(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60598

Sa

March 2 to April 13

10:15 to 11:15 a.m.

Cook a Book Children’s literature is the inspiration for introducing children to the joy of cooking. They will help measure, pour, sift, stir and—best of all— taste many different recipes. All supplies will be provided, and recipes will be sent home so families can try them out for themselves. Each session will feature new books and recipes. (CJ) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 5Y

$40(R) / $60(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Location

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60594

Tu

April 2 to 23

6 to 7 p.m.

4Y to 6Y & adult

$3(R) / $6(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61756

Su

May 5

10 a.m. to noon

B r u nc h y n n u B Saturday, March 23 10:30 a.m. to noon

Prisco Community Center Adults: $9 (Residents) / $12 (Non-residents) Children: $8 (Residents) / $10 (Non-residents) Children under 1 are free Barcode 60444 Parents and their children will enjoy a brunch buffet, music, an egg hunt and a visit with the Easter Bunny. Don’t forget the camera! Registration deadline is March 21.

Saturday, Feb. 16 8:30 a.m. to noon Vaughan Athletic Center From infants to high schoolers, the Vaughan Athletic Center Children’s Book Fair will benefit young readers of all ages.

• Picture Books • Pop-up Styles • Lift-the-Flap

• Sticker Books • Easy Readers • And more…

Proceeds benefit the Vaughan Athletic Center Child Care area and our continued mission to provide low-cost children’s programs.

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Early Childhood Exploring Nature Kids and Critters

Welcome to Spring

Kids can learn more about the animals that call Red Oak home. Each session will spend time getting up close and personal with different critters: snakes, turtles, rabbits and more! Each day includes a story, a fun activity and the chance to meet a live critter. (MG)

Let’s learn about Spring! Enjoy an afternoon exploring Blackberry Farm with your child at this fun, hands-on event. Stimulate your senses and appreciation of nature while your child learns about the season through a scavenger hunt, spring games, and even some bubble activities. Children will also create a spring craft that they can take home to remember your afternoon together. Children must be accompanied by an adult and be dressed for the weather. (LB)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 4Y

$6(R) / $9(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 6Y & adult

$10(R) / $15(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 12

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60609

Th

April 18

1 to 2:15 p.m.

61770

Tu-Th

Feb. 26 to 28

2 to 3 p.m.

61771

Tu-Th

March 26 to 28

2 to 3 p.m.

Spring for Science Why does a flower change color? Children will explore science with a seasonal theme through the use of experiments, story time and crafts. No class on March 27. (SC) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 5Y

$50(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60586

W

March 6 to April 17

10:45 to 11:45 a.m.

Muddy Messes This program gives kids a chance to explore soil and the creatures that call it home. They will get messy as they poke around through compost and soil to discover squirmy and crawly creatures. Kids can discover what it is like to finger paint with mud as they create a mud masterpiece and see just what it takes to make a muddy mess! (MG) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

4Y to 6Y

$4(R) / $6(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61755

Su

March 10

1 to 2 p.m.

Chicks and Chickens Explore the habitat and life cycle of chickens as you visit an actual coop to see where they live and lay and their eggs. This hands-on class allows your child to interact with our feathered friends firsthand, gather eggs straight from the nest and hold a real baby chick. The lesson also includes a chicken craft they can take home as a souvenir of this fun-filled afternoon. Children must be accompanied by an adult and be dressed for the weather. (LB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 6Y & adult

$10(R) / $15(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60610

Tu

April 30

1 to 2 p.m.

Bugs Everywhere This class will focus on a new bug each week and include a craft, story and movement to music. Kids will delight in meeting live bugs. This class is for children who are comfortable without a parent. (SC) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 5Y

$50(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Eola Community Center

Tykes on a Hike

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Spring is a great time to build a sense of appreciation for the natural world. Adults and their children will hike the trails at Red Oak and explore the natural world using all of their senses (except taste). Children must be accompanied by an adult; strollers are welcomed. (MG)

60599

Sa

May 4 to June 15

9 to 10 a.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

1Y to 2Y & adult

$2(R) / $4(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61769

F

April 12

9:30 to 10:15 a.m.

Check it out! Check out Nature Play Preschool on page 80

Big Bugs Little Bugs Participants will explore the woods and other habitats for some creepy crawly friends known as insects. Children will learn what makes these creatures so unique and then head out each week in search of their favorite places to hide. Children should dress to get dirty and must be accompanied by an adult. (MG) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

2Y to 3Y & adult

$6(R) / $9(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61764

W

May 8 to 22

9 to 9:45 a.m.

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Early Childhood Getting Ready for School My Own Time

R Is for Rainbow

This introduction to the preschool experience features a variety of fun activities, including art, music, stories and free play. The focus is on developing children’s socialization skills, and a snack is provided. Child must be 2½ by the first day of class. No class the week of March 25 to 30. (SC)

Children will learn letters through the colors of the rainbow, crafts, stories and sensory table activities. Snack time is set aside each day. This class is for children who are comfortable without a parent. No class on March 28. (SC)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

30M to 3Y

$50(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

3Y to 5Y

$50(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60570

M

March 4 to April 15

10:45 to 11:45 a.m.

60589

Th

March 7 to April 11

10:45 to 11:45 a.m.

60571

F

March 8 to April 19

9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

60572

F

March 8 to April 19

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

60573

M

April 29 to June 10

10:45 to 11:45 a.m.

60574

F

May 3 to June 7

9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

60575

F

May 3 to June 7

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

My Saturday School Children get a little extra time practicing their ABCs and 123s in addition to painting, reading, learning and playing with classmates. No class on March 30 and May 25. (SC) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

My Own Time II

3Y to 5Y

$50(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

Children will experience a balance of free time and structured activities. In addition to art, music, story time and a snack, children enjoy an introduction to concepts such as shapes, letters and numbers. Children must have attended two previous My Own Time sessions to enroll. No class the week of March 25 to 30 and May 27. (SC)

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60580

Sa

March 9 to April 20

10:15 to 11:15 a.m.

60581

Sa

May 4 to June 8

10:15 to 11:15 a.m.

Spanish for Little Ones

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

30M to 3Y

$90(R) / $135(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60576

M/W

March 4 to April 17

9:15 to 10:30 a.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

60577

Tu/Th

March 5 to April 18

9:15 to 10:30 a.m.

3Y to 5Y

$75(R) / $112(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

60578

M/W

April 29 to June 12

9:15 to 10:30 a.m.

60579

Tu/Th

April 30 to June 6

9:15 to 10:30 a.m.

Date

Time

Giant Steps Children are introduced to a gently structured classroom setting. They can enjoy free play, learn simple songs, participate in snack time and work on fine-motor skills with a simple art project. Parent participation time decreases each week. No classes the week of March 25 to 30 and May 25. (SC)

This class introduces Spanish to preschoolers. They will learn numbers, colors, days of the week and more. No class March 30. (CJ) (SC)

Barcode

Day

Location

60564

Sa

March 9 to May 4

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Prisco Community Center

61012

Sa

March 9 to May 4

12:45 to 1:45 p.m.

Eola Community Center

Spanish for Little Ones: Level II This class is the continuation of Spanish for Little Ones. No class March 30. (CJ) (SC)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Age

Fee

Class Size

24M to 30M & adult

$50(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

6Y to 8Y

$75(R) / $112(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Location

60582

Tu

March 5 to April 16

10:45 to 11:45 a.m.

60565

Sa

March 9 to May 4

10:45 to 11:45 a.m.

Prisco Community Center

60583

Sa

March 9 to April 20

9 to 10 a.m.

61014

Sa

March 9 to May 4

2 to 3 p.m.

Eola Community Center

60584

Tu

April 30 to June 4

10:45 to 11:45 a.m.

60585

Sa

May 4 to June 15

9 to 10 a.m.

84

Check it out! Check out gymnastics and tumbling programs for children ages 6 and younger on pages 50 to 54


Early Childhood Fun with ABC’s and 123’s

Giggle and Grow

Letter and number recognition are two important skills for kindergarten readiness. Prepare your child by enrolling in Fun with ABC’s and 123’s, where the alphabet and numbers are taught using stories, songs, and art projects. This class is also a great introduction to a classroom setting where your preschooler can have fun learning and make friends. No class on March 29. (LB)

Children giggle and grow from head to toe as they participate in a variety of movements designed to enhance individual development. Children can develop balance, motor skills, hand-eye-foot coordination and body control through appropriate games and activities. This class is for children who are comfortable without a parent. (LP)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 4Y

$48(R) / $72(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 8

Blackberry Farm

2Y to 3Y

$36(R) / $54(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61654

F

March 1 to April 12

9:30 to 10:15 a.m.

60952

W

April 10 to May 15

9:30 to 10:15 a.m.

60953

F

April 12 to May 17

9:30 to 10:15 a.m.

Get into Shape (and Color)! Little learners are introduced to basic concepts of color and shapes through creative art projects, games, and songs. This class is for children who are comfortable without a parent, so it’s also a great opportunity for preschoolers to learn to socialize independently with their own age group in a safe environment. Your child will enjoy learning their colors and shapes while developing social skills such as sharing, listening and taking turns. (LB)

Rhyme Time with Mother Goose Children will explore the world of rhyme through the poems of Mother Goose. Each week will highlight a different nursery rhyme and craft. (SC) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 5Y

$50(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Eola Community Center

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

3Y to 4Y

$35(R) / $53(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 8

Blackberry Farm

60590

Th

May 2 to June 6

10:45 to 11:45 a.m.

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61644

Th

April 4 to April 25

9:30 to 10:15 a.m.

Kid’s Time Preschoolers will enjoy interacting with peers in ageappropriate activities designed to enhance gross and fine motor development in a learning environment that nurtures independence. Beginning socialization skills such as making friends, following directions and taking turns are introduced through music, stories, finger plays, creative art and free play. This class is for children that are comfortable without a parent. (LB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 4Y

$35(R) / $53(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 8

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61656

F

April 5 to 26

10:45 to 11:30 a.m.

Grow Flower Grow The story ‘Grow Flower Grow’ by Lisa Bruce will come to life in this class. Children will plant seeds and decorate a flowerpot of their own to take home. They will discover how to add a pinch of water and a dash of sunshine along with a little love to get a beautiful flower. This class will take place outside, weather permitting. (LP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 5Y

$10(R) / $15(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60960

Sa

May 4

10 to 11 a.m.

Games Galore Kids can jump, run, crawl and hop to the finish line using balls, scooters, beanbags and balloons. Children will develop coordination, self-confidence and listening skills in a positive environment while making new friends. Children should wear gym shoes. (LP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

4Y to 5Y

$36(R) / $54(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60956

Tu

April 9 to May 14

11 to 11:45 a.m.

60957

Th

April 11 to May 16

11 to 11:45 a.m.

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Early Childhood Motor Skills Little Learners

Little Explorers

The program will explore a new theme each week through songs, games, largemotor activities and finger plays. Through the use of mats, tunnels, balls, crafts, music, parachutes and blocks, children are able to experience a wide range of activities while advancing development of their listening, sharing, large- and finemotor skills as well as hand-eye coordination. All children must be accompanied by a participating adult. No siblings please. This program is taught by Grow with Me staff. No classes the week of March 25 to 30. (SC)

Little explorers who are ready for the next step can move on to the same experience they know and love, this time without their parents. The program will emphasize circle time, independent play, messy crafts, theme-based toys, sensory area and story time. This class is taught by Grow with Me Staff. No class on March 28. (SC)

Class Size

Fee

Location

MIN: 10 / MAX: 18

$48(R) / $72(N)

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

61214

Tu

Feb. 26 to April 9

9 to 9:45 a.m.

12M to 23M & adult

61215

Tu

Feb. 26 to April 9

10 to 10:45 a.m.

24M to 42M & adult

61216

W

Feb. 27 to April 10

9 to 9:45 a.m.

12M to 23M & adult

61217

W

Feb. 27 to April 10

10 to 10:45 a.m.

24M to 42M & adult

61218

Sa

March 2 to April 13

9 to 9:45 a.m.

12M to 23M & adult

61219

Sa

March 2 to April 13

10 to 10:45 a.m.

24M to 42M & adult

Little Pros Little Pros lets your child experience a new sport each week with emphasis on warming up, cooling down and having fun! Bowling, hockey, basketball and kickball are just a few of the sports that will be explored through the use of age-appropriate sport equipment. Classes start and end each week with a circle time including song, dance and stretching to promote early physical fitness and reinforcement of listening skills. All children must be accompanied by a participating adult. Please no siblings. This program is taught by Grow with Me staff. No class on March 26. (SC) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

24M to 35M & adult

$48(R) / $72(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 12

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61348

Tu

Feb. 26 to April 9

9:30 to 10:15 a.m.

Little Sportsters This class is for Little Pros who are ready to move to the next level! In this continuation of Little Pros, parents get a break while their children learn a different sport each week, with the emphasis on listening and following directions. Classes start and end each week with a circle time through song, dance and stretching to promote early physical fitness and reinforcement of listening skills. Please no siblings. This program is taught by Grow with Me staff. No class on March 26. (SC) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 5Y

$52(R) / $78(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 12

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61373

Tu

Feb. 26 to April 9

10:30 to 11:15 a.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

30M to 42M

$52(R) / $78(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 12

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61313

Th

Feb. 28 to April 11

9 to 9:45 a.m.

61314

Th

Feb. 28 to April 11

10 to 10:45 a.m.

Pre-Kindergarten Gymnastics Parents can extend their child’s preschool day with a fun gymnastics class or join in the fun for a mid-day activity. Classes are full of exercises and activities to help kids improve gross motor skills, coordination, strength and flexibility with gymnastics. Your child will learn age-appropriate skill progressions on floor, bars, beam and vault. This program is taught by Tumbling Tots Gymnastics staff. (KD) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 6Y

$50(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 8

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61738

Tu

March 19 to April 16

11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

61740

W

March 20 to April 17

11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

61739

Tu

April 23 to May 21

11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

61741

W

April 24 to May 22

11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Afternoon with Friends A drop-in program that allows you to pay as you go! Mondays & Wednesdays 12:30 to 3 p.m. Fee per visit: $12 Residents / $17 Non-residents Ages 3 to 5

Prisco Community Center 86


Early Childhood Music

Safety First

Tot Rock

Safe Kids at Home

In this program, children will wiggle, giggle, dance and play and have some fun the Tot Rock way! Class includes a significant sensory component, with children using rhythm instruments, movement props and sensory items. Tot Rock is a parent participation class that involves structured and unstructured time. This program is taught by Rock ’n’ Kids. (LP) (SC)

This interactive class helps kids make safe choices when riding in the car, playing on the playground, dealing with strangers and recognizing poisons in the home and outside. Proper usage of bicycle helmets and life jackets are presented in a child-friendly environment. Response to smoke detectors and the importance of a family meeting place are discussed and dialing of 911 is practiced as is Stop, Drop and Roll. Each child will leave with a class safety packet. This program is taught by Grow with Me staff. (SC)

Age

Fee

Class Size

12M to 24M & adult

$70(R) / $105(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Location

60363

Tu

April 9 to May 21

9:15 to 9:55 a.m.

Vaughan Athletic Center

60364

M

April 8 to May 20

9:15 to 9:55 a.m.

Eola Community Center

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

4Y to 6Y

$15(R) / $22(N)

MIN: 10 / MAX: 12

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61407

Sa

March 2

9 to 9:45 a.m.

Kid Rock I, II Kid Rock is a unique musical adventure that combines play and learning through music. Activities include singing songs and rhymes, moving creatively, participating in imaginative play and using a variety of rhythm instruments and props. Parents participate in Kid Rock I; Kid Rock II is without parent participation to encourage independence. The curriculum does not repeat, so participants can sign up for both sessions. This program is taught by Rock ’n’ Kids. (LP) (SC) Class Size

Fee

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

$70(R) / $105(N)

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

Location

60367

M

April 8 to May 20

10 to 10:40 a.m.

20M to 36M

Eola Community Center

60368

M

April 8 to May 20

10:45 to 11:25 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

Eola Community Center

60365

Tu

April 9 to May 21

10 to 10:40 a.m.

20M to 36M

Vaughan Athletic Center

60366

Tu

April 9 to May 21

10:45 to 11:25 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

Vaughan Athletic Center

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SUPERHERO NIGHT Dads and sons...

ASSEMBLE!

Transform into the superhero within you and join us for a ‘Dark Night’ full of games, crafts, snack time and fighting off evil-doers!

Friday, March 1 6:30 p.m. Eola Community Center Ages: 3 to 6 Residents: $19 / couple $9 per additional son Non-residents: $29 / couple $14 per additional son Barcode: 60441

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our mission

Fox Valle y

Park Foundation

The mission of the Fox Valley Park Foundation is to aid the Fox Valley Park District in the acquisition, conservation, preservation and development of land and open space and to provide funds for youth enrichment recreation programs.

Est. 1981

LeaVe a Lasting Legacy For your community make an impact on your community The Park District has several opportunities through which to leave a lasting legacy. *Some specific contributions the Foundation has received include the following:

Fox Valley Park Foundation

The Foundation was established in 1981 as a not-for-profit corporation to help benefit the Fox Valley Park District residents. The Park Foundation is an IRS 501(c)(3) organization. The Foundation Board is comprised of Park District Trustees and members from the community at large.

• Start a legacy by placing a park bench made from recycled materials in a serene setting with a loved one’s name engraved on it. This gift is installed by the Park District. $1,000 memorial • Planting a tree in honor or memory of a loved one. This tribute is installed by the Park District. $500 memorial • Endowments for continuation of Park District programs or special events, such as Friendly Center Club for active adults. • Scholarships for children, such as the Brendon Anderson Memorial Basketball Scholarship.

Fox Valley Park Foundation 101 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora 60506 Phone 630-897-0516 • Fax 630-897-2080 Email fvpd@fvpd.net

*Charitable gifts may be made to the Park Foundation in cash, securities, life insurance or real estate. The donor may designate the purpose of the gift or gifts may be designated for the area of greatest need. Gifts may be made in memory of a relative or friend. Gifts of any size may be made under living trusts or by will to establish temporary or permanent funds for the use of both principal and income, or income alone. All gifts are deductible to the extent allowed under federal income, gift and estate tax laws.


Bust a move!

Dance

Adult Beginning Ballet

Adult Intermediate Jazz

This class is geared toward beginning students or those looking for a refresher course on basic ballet technique. The class will focus on the basics of ballet, proper alignment and technique at a comfortable pace. (BSP)

Dancers can build upon strength and ability in this fun, energetic class. Students can expect to learn warm-ups, across the floor and center combinations to maintain and improve technique. Students should wear comfortable clothing and jazz shoes. (BSP)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

18Y and up

$35(R) / $52(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Prisco Community Center

18Y and up

$35(R) / $52(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61262

F

March 1 to April 12

5 to 5:45 p.m.

61270

F

March 1 to April 12

8 to 8:45 p.m.

Adult Beginning Jazz

Adult Tap Workout

This high-energy class is a great way to stay fit while learning the basics of jazz technique. Students will explore the fundamental aspects of stretching that give dancers their physique in addition to learning how to turn, leap and utilize isolations in fun choreography and combinations. Students should wear comfortable clothing and jazz shoes. (BSP)

Students will be able to brush up on their tapping abilities. The class will offer steps, rhythms and combinations sure to challenge the beginning as well as the experienced student. Wear comfortable clothing and tap shoes. (BSP)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

18Y and up

$35(R) / $52(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61269

F

March 1 to April 12

5:45 to 6:30 p.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

18Y and up

$35(R) / $52(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61271

F

March 1 to April 12

6:30 to 7:15 p.m.

Ballroom / Swing / Latin Dance

Adult Hip-Hop Lock & Pop Hip-hop is a street-influenced type of dance, with choreographed moves, including breaking, body popping, locking and glides. The music, moves and fun keep everyone coming back for more. (KB)

After taking this class, participants will be confident on any dance floor, whether it’s at a club, wedding or party. Students will learn the basics of the foxtrot and cha cha and then ‘swing’ into the big band era. This program provides a solid foundation for beginners or those who want to brush up on their technique. Students are asked to please not wear black-soled shoes. This program is for couples only. Fee is per couple; both names must be registered in person. Instructor is Patricia Ray. (KB)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

16Y and up

$53(R) / $80(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 16

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

61507

Tu

March 5 to May 21

8:30 to 9:30 p.m.

16Y to 80Y

$67(R) / $99(N)

MIN: 10 / MAX: 30

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61629

W

April 10 to May 15

7:15 to 8:30 p.m.

Adult Intermediate Ballet This class is designed for the returning ballet student who is ready for more challenging and advanced exercises. Dancers will build upon and sharpen technical skills and ability at a faster pace. (BSP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

18Y and up

$35(R) / $52(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61268

F

March 1 to April 12

7:15 to 8 p.m.

Scholarship Opportunities Look for this icon for progams that offer scholarship opportunities. Residents who qualify receive up to $40 per program season. See page 137 for more information. 89


Dance Fairytale Ballet

Spring Break

Music, costumes and dance props will encourage a ‘Prince’ or ‘Princess’ to use their imagination as they learn basic ballet steps with the magic of fairytales. Girls should wear a leotard, tights and pink ballet shoes. Skirts or tutus also may be worn. Boys should wear a T-shirt, shorts and black ballet shoes. No dancers in diapers, please. (BSP)

Classes Cardio / Ab Lab

Dancers will learn different exercises to strengthen core ability and build muscle endurance with this intense class. Level I is for dancers in Ballet and/or Jazz levels II and III. Level II is for dancers in Ballet IV or higher. (BSP)

Age

Fee

Class Size

30M to 3Y

$28(R) / $42(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 8

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Location

60820

Tu

March 5 to April 16

11:15 to 11:45 a.m.

Prisco Community Center

60822

Tu

March 5 to April 16

9:30 to 10 a.m.

Eola Community Center

Class Size

Fee

Location

60824

W

March 6 to April 17

5:30 to 6 p.m.

Eola Community Center

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

$10(R) / $15(N)

Prisco Community Center

60823

Sa

March 9 to April 20

1:45 to 2:15 p.m.

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

Level

60773

W

March 27

6 to 7 p.m.

9Y and up

I

60774

Th

March 28

6 to 7 p.m.

11Y and up

II

Leaps & Turns The focus in this class is on the technique for great leaps and turns. Dancers can expect to increase current skills as well as learn new and exciting ways to soar, jump, twist and turn! Level I is for dancers in Ballet and/or Jazz levels II and III. Level II is for dancers in Ballet IV or higher. (BSP)

Flash Mob Flash Mob is designed to teach participants how to come together in a public area and perform a choreographed dance routine. Participants will work on quickly assembling, performing their dance and then dispersing for the purpose of entertainment. This new craze has taken off around the world, including right here at the Fox Valley Park District. (KB) Day

Date

Location

Sa

March 9 to May 25

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Fee

Age

Time

Class Size

Class Size

Fee

Location

61508

$49(R) / $74(N)

2:15 to 3 p.m.

7Y to 9Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

$10(R) / $15(N)

Prisco Community Center

61509

$53(R) / $80(N)

3 to 4 p.m.

10Y to 14Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 15

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

Level

61510

$53(R) / $80(N)

4 to 5 p.m.

14Y to 18Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 15

60775

W

March 27

7 to 8 p.m.

9Y and up

I

60776

Th

March 28

7 to 8 p.m.

11Y and up

II

Musical Theater Students will enjoy highly energetic and fun combinations like those that Broadway professionals bring to the stage. Dancers will work on storytelling and performance ability as well as the stamina and endurance required to perform these show tunes. Level I is for dancers in Ballet and/or Jazz levels II and III. Level II is for dancers in Ballet IV or higher. (BSP) Class Size

Fee

Location

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

$10(R) / $15(N)

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

Level

60771

W

March 27

5 to 6 p.m.

9Y and up

I

60772

Th

March 28

5 to 6 p.m.

11Y and up

II

Floor Barre / Yoga Workout This program helps dancers develop and increase power, flexibility and breath control. Level I is for dancers in Ballet and/or Jazz levels II and III. Level II is for dancers in Ballet IV or higher. (BSP) Class Size

Fee

Location

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

$10(R) / $15(N)

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

Level

60777

W

March 27

8 to 9 p.m.

9Y and up

I

60778

Th

March 28

8 to 9 p.m.

11Y and up

II

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Friday, May 10 7:30 p.m.

Prisco Community Center Tickets: $5 Watch as finalists compete in a variety of dance styles. A panel of guest judges will share their opinions and help determine the winner. Tickets available starting May 1 at Prisco Community Center. Barcode: 60446


Dance Hip-Hop Dance

Just Dance

Hip-hop is a street-influenced type of dance with choreographed moves that include breaking, body popping, locking and glides. The music and moves also deliver great cardio benefits and make for an invigorating workout. Students will perform a dance for parents on the last day of class. (KB)

This dance class includes various styles of dance: ballet, jazz ballet, creative movement and hip-hop. Lessons include work on the ballet barre to center floor work, where the ballet positions are reinforced with creative movement and imagination exercises. Jazz ballet and hip-hop dance techniques are introduced. Ballet shoes and a tutu are required. This program is taught by Tumblebears staff. (LP)

Day

Date

Location

Tu

March 5 to May 21

Eola Community Center

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 5Y

$56(R) / $84(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Fee

Time

Age

Class Size

61503

$49(R) / $74(N)

4:45 to 5:30 p.m.

6Y to 9Y

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Th

March 14 to April 18

12:30 to 1:05 p.m.

Th

April 25 to May 30

12:30 to 1:05 p.m.

61504

$49(R) / $74(N)

5:30 to 6:15 p.m.

4Y to 5Y

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

60417

61505

$49(R) / $74(N)

6:30 to 7:15 p.m.

6Y to 9Y

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

60418

61506

$53(R) / $80(N)

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

10Y to 14Y

MIN: 5 / MAX: 14

Line Dances It’s time to put on the dancing shoes, line up and have some fun! Students will learn the steps for the latest line dances. This class is for beginners. No partner needed. No class on March 28. (LB)

Irish Dance Participants will learn reels, jigs, hornpipes, figure dancing and a bit of Irish culture in this introduction to Irish dance. Beginners through intermediates are welcome to enroll. No class on March 16 and March 30. (BSP)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

14Y and up

$52(R) / $78(N)

MIN: 12 / MAX: 20

Blackberry Farm

5Y and up

$88(R) / $132(N)

MIN: 15 / MAX: 40

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60604

Th

March 7 to April 25

7 to 8:30 p.m.

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60743

Sa

March 9 to May 11

4 to 5 p.m.

So You Think You Can Dance Audition This is an opportunity to audition to be a part of the So You Think You Can Dance competition, in which dancers will be competing for the title of one of Fox Valley’s Favorite Dancers. Candidates should prepare a one-minute dance solo in any style (tap, Irish, pointe, musical theatre, etc), bringing a CD with their song to the audition. Those who are chosen as finalists will be randomly assigned two dance styles and given song cuttings (such as jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, etc.) that the dancer should prepare for the competition. All finalist dancers will rehearse a short group number from 5 to 6 p.m. on the day of the competition. The final performance will be an evening of dance with constructive and fun criticism by guest judges, held at 7:30 p.m. on May 10. Registration fees are due after dancers are cast. (KD) So You Think You Can Dance Auditions Age

Fee

Day

Date

Time

Location

9Y to 18Y

Free

W

May 1

7 to 8:30 p.m.

Prisco Community Center

So You Think You Can Dance Rehearsal Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

Location

61649

$15(R) / $22(N)

F

May 10

5 to 6 p.m.

Prisco Community Center

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Dance Sizzlin’ Ballroom

Social Dance

It is sizzlin’ HOT in April! This fun-filled introductory class teaches the cha-cha and swing steps. Students will learn how to move to upbeat music while performing some of the most popular dances seen in shows and theaters today. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and shoes. (BSP)

This is the perfect class for anyone with any type of upcoming wedding or social engagement. After the class, students will be prepared to dance to any type of music, such as: live rock band, top 40, Latin or big band. This class introduces the waltz, cha cha and swing dances. Couples are recommended and will not rotate partners. Singles are not guaranteed a partner. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and shoes. (BSP)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

18Y and up

$20(R) / $30(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 12

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60749

M

April 22 to 29

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Spring Recitals May 12 at 11 a.m., 2 & 5 p.m. Eola Community Center Dancers May 19 at noon and 4 p.m. Prisco Community Center Dancers & Vaughan Athletic Center Dancers The Steppin’ Out Dance Studio will conclude the winter/spring session with a dance recital in May at West Aurora High School.

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Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

18Y and up

$42(R) / $63(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 12

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60767

F

April 5 to 26

7:30 to 8:45 p.m.

The Fox Valley Park District’s Steppin’ Out Dance Studio provides skill-building techniques through the various dance forms it offers. Equal attention is given to providing a pleasant atmosphere essential to learning. Poise and self-confidence are gained while experiencing the joy of movement, which carries through to all parts of the dancer’s life. The goal is to provide every student with a solid dance foundation while leaving room for individual creativity and fun! The next session of the Steppin’ Out Dance Studio begins June 3. Look for more information in our 2013 Summer Activity Guide!


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When sweet, young Maria proves to be too high-spirited for the religious life, she is sent to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. A Nazi invasion of Austria forces the family to escape to Switzerland in a thrilling and inspirational story. Enjoy the classic musical score including “Edelweiss,” “My Favorite Things,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Do-Re-Mi,” and the title song “The Sound of Music.” Tickets available starting June 25 at the Paramount Theatre Box Office. Call 630-896-6666 to reserve tickets.

Friday, July 19 7 p.m.

Saturday, July 20 2 & 7 p.m.

Sunday, July 21 2 p.m.

Tickets:

Preview Show July 19: $7 Seniors and Ages 3 to 17 $9 Ages 18 and up July 20 and 21: $9 Seniors and Ages 3 to 17 $13 Ages 18 and up


Lights, camera, action!

Drama

Fun with Theatre Arts

In the Spotlight

Little Storybook Actors

Junior Theatre: ‘James and the Giant Peach’

Children who love to make everyone laugh or put on performances for their family can become little actors or actresses and develop through well-loved children’s stories. This class will include creative movement, storytelling, acting games and a final showcase for family and friends on the last day of class. (KD)

Audition to be a part of the Junior Theater production of ‘James and the Giant Peach.’ Roald Dahl’s story comes hilariously to life in this delightful dramatization that reveals the wickedness of some, the goodness of others and the indecision encountered by many when they are faced with crises. Actors are needed to portray the fun list of characters including James, the wise Old-GreenGrasshopper, the pessimistic Earthworm and James’ mean Aunt Spiker and cruel Aunt Sponge. Prepare a monologue or nursery rhyme for auditions and please be familiar with the script. Perusal scripts will be available to read at the Prisco Community Center beginning Jan. 30. Registration fee is due after auditions. No rehearsals March 26 or 28. Participants may need to provide their own costumes depending on role. Performances will be held at 2 p.m. on April 20 and 21 at Prisco. Tickets will be available beginning March 11 at Prisco. (KD)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 6Y

$34(R) / $50(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 15

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61594

Tu

April 9 to May 7

5:15 to 6 p.m.

Little Miss Pageant Class Young ladies will be taught skills that demonstrate confidence, poise and grace. A traditional opening number dance routine will be taught, along with how to walk with elegance and poise and how to handle a formal interview with trained communication skills. This is an excellent class to explore the pageant world or prepare for the upcoming summer Little Miss Heart of the Valley Pageant. A performance for family and friends will take place on the last class day. (KD)

Junior Theatre: ‘James and the Giant Peach’ Auditions Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

Age

Location

59022

Free

W

Feb. 20

6 to 7:30 p.m.

5Y to 16Y

Prisco Community Center

Junior Theatre: ‘James and the Giant Peach’ Rehearsals

Fee

Age

Class Size

Location

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

$42(R) / $62(N)

7Y to 12Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Prisco Community Center

5Y to 16Y

$50(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 12 / MAX: 50

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61614

Th

April 11 to May 9

5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

59023

Tu/Th

Feb. 26 to April 18

6 to 7:30 p.m.

Script Writing for the Stage

Spring Break Talent Show

This class provides the opportunity to explore the creative mind by writing and developing a script. Participants will have an opportunity to brainstorm new ideas, discuss the importance of characters and plot and work to develop dialogue and scenes that could become a play. Join in the fun of becoming a playwright and discover the endless possibilities of the imagination. (KD)

Singers, dancers, comedians, jugglers and anyone with special performance skills are invited to audition for a chance to be in the Spring Break Talent Show at 5 p.m. March 20 at Prisco. Auditions and rehearsals are at no charge to the performer. No pianist provided. If singing, candidates should bring an accompaniment CD. Chosen performers will rehearse their specialty act and a group performance piece from 3:30 to 5 p.m. March 25 and 27 to get ready for the March 28 show. (KD)

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Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

9Y to 15Y

$34(R) / $50(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 15

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

Fee

Day

Date

Time

Location

6:30 to 7:15 p.m.

7Y to 25Y

Free

W

March 20

5 to 9 p.m.

Prisco Community Center

61633

Th

April 11 to May 9

Spring Break Talent Show Auditions

Spring Break Talent Show Rehearsal

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Barcode

Class Size

Day

Date

Time

Location

61461

MIN: 10 / MAX: 30

M/W

March 25 to 27

3:30 to 5 p.m.

Prisco Community Center


Drama Perform It Workshop: Disney Musical Revue

American Spirit: A Flag Day Musical Revue

Participants will learn songs, simple dances and short acting scenes from Disney movie musicals to perform at a final showcase. They will enjoy the shortened experience of being part of a show from beginning to end. The first week will include informal vocal auditions. Performers interested in solos and featured roles will be asked to sing a song of their choice a cappella (without accompaniment). Not all participants are required to audition. The final week will conclude with a showcase. This class encourages teamwork, creativity and imagination and works to build confidence while having fun. All participants must be able to read for music teaching and script reading. Costumes will be discussed during class and must be purchased by participants. Performance is May 20. Tickets are available beginning April 17 at Prisco. (KD)

Singers, actors and dancers of all levels are encouraged to audition for this festive production. Patriotic musical selections will include favorites such as ‘America the Beautiful,’ ‘Yankee Doodle Dandy’ and ‘God Bless the U.S.A.’ Candidates should prepare a short audition song or be prepared to sing one of the selections available at Prisco beginning April 11. Interested performers may also audition with solos, duets or small groups to be featured within the production. Performance is at 2 p.m. June 14 to wave in the Flag Day holiday. Audience members will enjoy coffee, dessert and a musical revue performed by this red, white and blue cast. No class May 28, 30, June 4, 7, 11 or 13. Additional rehearsals from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 9, and from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, June 14. (KD)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y to 18Y

$50(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61512

W

April 3 to May 15

6 to 7 p.m.

American Spirit Auditions Age

Fee

Day

Date

Time

Location

8Y to 20Y

Free

W

May 1

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Prisco Community Center

American Spirit Rehearsals

Junior Theatre presents

JAMES GIANT

Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21 2 p.m. Prisco Community Center Tickets $5 Available starting March 11 at Prisco Community Center

Saturday Barcode: 60439 Sunday Barcode: 60440

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A magical peach! An imprisoned boy! Insect friends! An incredible journey!

Roald Dahl’s story comes hilariously to life in this delightful dramatization that reveals wickedness, goodness and the indecision encountered by many when they are faced with crises.

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

Location

61653

$25(R) / $38(N)

Tu/Th

May 7 to June 14

6 to 7:30 p.m.

Prisco Community Center

American Spirit: A Flag Day Musical Specialty Act Auditions Solos, duets and trios may audition for a chance to have their patriotic performance piece in the ‘American Spirit: A Flag Day Musical Revue’ performance. Singers, dancers, comedians, jugglers and anyone with special performance skills are invited to audition. No pianist provided. If singing, participants must provide an accompaniment CD; no a cappella singing. All acts should be patriotically themed and less than two minutes. Chosen performers will rehearse their specialty act from 1 to 3 p.m. June 9 and from 10 a.m. to noon June 14, to prepare for the June 14 show. Registration is due after casting is complete. Registration fee is per individual, not per act. (KD) American Spirit Specialty Act Auditions Age

Fee

Day

Date

Time

Location

7Y through adult

Free

W

May 1

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Prisco Community Center

American Spirit Specialty Act Rehearsals Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

Location

61658

$5(R) / $8(N)

Su/F

June 9 to 14

Su: 1 to 3 p.m. F: 10 a.m. to noon

Prisco Community Center

Private Pageant Coaching

Private Acting Coaching

Private coaching is available for pageant contestants who are serious about taking home the crown. Work with a pageant professional to develop wholly and individually. Each girl and teen capitalizes on her values, strengths and passion. Coaching is individualized according to the student’s interests and ability level. Strengthen intensive mock interview skills, onstage introduction and presence, photography preparation for headshots and portfolios, or hair/makeup/wardrobe direction. Fee is $18 per half hour for six-week sessions. To arrange a time and day for lessons, call the Prisco Community Center. (KD)

Performers will excel with individual coaching by a theatre professional. Work toward a specific goal such as an audition monologue, particular role in a play, challenging scenes or movement and voice technique. Coaching is individualized according to the student’s interests and ability level. Fee is $36 per hour for three-week sessions. To arrange a time and day for lessons, call the Prisco Community Center. (KD)

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Drama

Performing Arts Academy Acting Studio

Advanced Acting: Hollywood Scene Study

Aspiring actors will learn acting skills that build solid stage presence and confidence as an actor. This class involves vocal and movement exercises, improvisation and character development. Students can take this class each session to continue strengthening acting and performance skills. Only alumni of this class will have opportunities to take the advanced-level acting courses. (KD)

This advanced acting class focuses on scenes made famous in Hollywood. From classic film to contemporary comedy, participants will explore film scenes and how an actor’s interpretation can bring a script to life. Time will be spent on close-up acting, stressing the importance of believability and vulnerability. Students are encouraged to bring preferred film scenes and monologues. Participants must have participated in at least one Acting Studio class or be currently enrolled. First priority will be given to those who have been enrolled in multiple Acting Studio classes. (KD)

Class Size

Fee

Location

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

$34(R) / $50(N)

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

59013

M

Feb. 18 to March 18

6:45 to 7:30 p.m.

6Y to 12Y

59014

Sa

Feb. 23 to March 23

12:30 to 1:15 p.m.

9Y to 15Y

59015

Sa

Feb. 23 to March 23

1:15 to 2 p.m.

16Y through adult

61579

M

April 8 to May 6

6:45 to 7:30 p.m.

6Y to 12Y

61581

Sa

April 13 to May 11

2 to 2:45 p.m.

9Y to 15Y

61582

Sa

April 13 to May 11

2:45 to 3:30 p.m.

16Y through adult

Advanced Acting: Improv & Characterization This advanced acting class focuses on improvisation performance techniques and rich characterization. Students will engage in improv techniques that focus on building listening, acting, comedic and performance skills that will enhance many performance styles. Participants must have participated in at least one Acting Studio class or be currently enrolled. First priority will be given to those who have been enrolled in multiple Acting Studio classes. (KD) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

12Y through adult

$34(R) / $50(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59977

Tu

Feb. 19 to March 19

7:30 to 8:15 p.m.

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Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

12Y and up

$34(R) / $50(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59975

W

Feb. 20 to March 20

7 to 7:45 p.m.

Advanced Acting: Sitting in the Director’s Chair Actors will spend several weeks exploring the director’s role in a production. Creativity, planning and overall vision will be the focus of this class. Participants will each have a chance to direct other actors in scenes and act in scenes, preparing for a final showcase. Acting Studio class is required as a prerequisite. (KD) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

12Y and up

$34(R) / $50(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 15

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61606

W

April 10 to May 8

7 to 7:45 p.m.

Join this new theatre group, open to teens and adults interested in theatre in our community. Members will meet once a month to discuss local performing arts, upcoming opportunities at the Fox Valley Park District and brainstorm about future shows and events. The group will have input in upcoming theatre productions, help run fundraisers and assist backstage during the active theatre season at Prisco. Guild members are encouraged to audition for park district productions and will receive special honor in playbills. Those who aren’t able to participate actively are encouraged to join as a supporting guild member. No registration required. (KD)

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Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

15Y through adult

Free

MIN: 5 / MAX: 30

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61618

W

March 6

6:30 to 7 p.m.

61619

W

April 3

6:30 to 7 p.m.

61620

W

May 8

6:30 to 7 p.m.


Section Heading Drama We’ve got the beat!

Music

Youth Choir: Carly Rae Jepsen Hits

Group Guitar

This group learns and performs familiar Carly Rae Jepsen songs. It is not necessary to read music; the class will involve some music training. The group focuses on learning how to sing as a group and proper musical blending. Solo opportunities will be available for interested participants. A performance for family and friends takes place during the last class. (KD)

This class is for those interested in learning guitar basics or dusting off old guitar skills in a small group setting. The instructor will teach guitar chords, strumming patterns, easy songs, guitar scales, playing with or without a pick and more. Students will learn the techniques they need to jam with their friends from the first lesson. Participants must provide their own guitar. (KD)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Class Size

Fee

Location

6Y to 13Y

$34(R) / $50(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 15

Prisco Community Center

MIN: 3 / MAX: 5

$34(R) / $50(N)

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

61568

M

April 8 to May 6

6 to 6:45 p.m.

61608

Sa

April 13 to May 11

9:30 to 10:15 a.m.

11Y to 15Y

61609

Sa

April 13 to May 11

10:15 to 11 a.m.

14Y to 18Y

61610

Sa

April 13 to May 11

11 to 11:45 a.m.

18Y and up

Show Choir: Kidz Bop Hits Kids can join this show choir group and sing and dance like the cast of ‘Glee.’ The group sings some of the best hits that Kidz Bop has covered. There will be opportunities to sing solos for interested participants. A performance for family and friends takes place during the last class. (KD)

Guitar Fun-damentals: The Mars Jamzz 1 Beginning Guitar Class Our four Martians Bjorn, Bebe, Brubar and Stan take students on an out-of-thisworld Guitar Learning Experience! The students will learn parts of the guitar notes, chords, songs and group play plus Guitar Tablature and Standard Notation. No class on March 27. (SC)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

7Y to 15Y

$34(R) / $50(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 15

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

7:30 to 8:15 p.m.

7Y to 12Y

$128(R) / $192(N) plus $12.95 for book fee

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Eola Community Center

61575

M

April 8 to May 6

Solos & Duets: Moments in the Spotlight

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

This class gives students the chance to sing favorite solos and duets from pop music, Broadway, jazz or other musical styles. The instructor will guide participants to songs that are appropriate for each person’s voice type and experience level. Participants may be paired to work on duets, and all singers will have a chance to perform the selections for friends and family on the last day of class. (KD)

61980

W

Feb. 27 to April 24

5 to 6 p.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

7Y to 15Y

$34(R) / $50(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 15

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61577

Tu

April 9 to May 7

7:30 to 8:15 p.m.

The Mars Jamzz Beginning Keyboard Class Our Four Martians Brubar, Bebe, Bjorn and Stan walk students through the basics of playing the keyboard, notes on the keyboard and correct fingering. Students will learn to play songs and melodies reading basic music notation. Keyboards will be provided for students. No class on March 27. (SC) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y to12Y

$200(R) / $300(N) plus $12.95 book fee

MIN: 4 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61982

W

Feb. 27 to April 24

6 to 7 p.m.

Guitar Fun-damentals: Rockin Guitar Boot Camp Students hit the ground running and learn all the basics: parts of the guitar, how to strum, hold the pick, notes on the guitar and chords. Basic scales and popular songs will be taught to get them playing on their own and jamming with their friends quickly! No class on March 27. (SC) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

13Y & up

$128(R) / $192(N) plus $12.95 for book fee

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61981

W

Feb. 27 to April 24

7 to 8 p.m.

Check it out! Check out Spring Break Talent Show on pages 94 and 98 97


Music Adult Choir Any seasoned singer or novice adult vocalist looking to be a part of a vocal collective can join this choral group. The choir sings favorite and classic songs and works toward a solid group voice. Those who are not strong music readers are encouraged to join in the fun. New singers are welcome to join at any time. To join, please call Kyle at 630-859-8606. Class meets Wednesdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Prisco Community Center. (KD)

Private Piano Lessons for Youth and Adults These individualized lessons help students and adults develop piano playing skills and progress in areas such as finger posture, counting and music theory appropriate to each student level. This class is for those just starting out or in the early stages of developing lifetime piano skills that are the foundation for all instrument playing. Fee is $15 per half hour for six-week sessions. To arrange a time and day for lessons, call the Prisco Community Center. (KD)

Private Voice Lessons Enjoy personalized vocal coaching on musical styles ranging from classical to musical theater to pop. Participants will practice breathing techniques, develop music reading skills and work toward singing a favorite song. Lessons are individualized according to the student’s interests and vocal ability level. Fee is $20 per half hour for six-week sessions. To arrange a time and day for lessons, call the Prisco Community Center. (KD)

Thursday, March 28 • 7 p.m. Prisco Community Center Singers, dancers, comedians, jugglers and performers with unique skills will show off their talent in the second annual Spring Break Talent Show. Join the experience and support the talent of the Fox Valley community. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. $4 All Ages • Barcode 61630 Tickets available at Prisco Community Center starting March 5.

S P R ING

Private Guitar Lessons Learn guitar basics or dust off old guitar skills with individual guitar lessons. The guitar instructor will tailor lessons to each student’s musical interests and abilities, providing an opportunity to learn guitar chords, guitar scales, lead guitar, blues guitar, playing with or without a pick and more. Participants must provide their own guitar. Fee is $20 per half hour for six-week sessions. To arrange a time and day for lessons, call the Prisco Community Center. (KD)

Private Drum and Percussion Lessons Learn drum and percussion basics or dust off old drum-set skills with individual percussion lessons. The percussion instructor will tailor lessons to each student’s musical interests and abilities, providing an opportunity to learn more than just drums. Learn skills that help bring music to life, providing rhythm and pulse through hitting, shaking, rubbing, scraping, and many other methods. Participants must provide their own drumsticks. Fee is $20 per half hour for six-week sessions. To arrange a time and day for lessons, call the Prisco Community Center. (KD)

B R E AK

SHOW

Thursday, March 28 • 6 p.m. FREE! Artists 18 and under are encouraged to submit up to 2 pieces of artwork ranging from sky scenes and superheroes to make-believe worlds and more, all created with this year’s theme in mind: “Let Your Imagination Soar.” Label all artwork with name, age, school and phone number. Maximum size of artwork(s): 18” x 18” Submissions Drop-off: Prisco Community Center starting March 25 Deadline: 5 p.m. on March 27

Tickets to Art Show: Barcode: 61458 • Fee: $2

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Section Heading That’s the ticket!

Please note! All spring shows require some walking. Please wear comfortable shoes.

Shows

‘Stars on Ice’ at Allstate Arena, Rosemont

Prisco community center shows Perform It Series Showcase: ‘Grease’ Wednesday, March 13, at 7 p.m. (p. 4)

Spring Break Talent Show Thursday, March 28, at 7 p.m. (p. 5)

Parker’s Children’s Theatre: ‘The Three Little Pigs’ Musical Sunday, April 13, at 2:30 p.m. (p. 5)

Junior Theatre: ‘James and the Giant Peach’ Saturday, April 20, at 2 p.m. and Sunday, April 21, at 2 p.m. (p. 5)

So You Think You Can Dance Performance Friday, May 10, at 7:30 p.m. (p. 5)

Perform It Series Showcase: Disney Musical Revue Monday, May 20, at 7 p.m. (p. 5)

American Spirit: A Flag Day Musical Revue Friday, June 14, at 2 p.m. (p. 7)

‘Stars on Ice’ is always a great show and will include many favorite champions on ice. For 27 years, ‘Stars on Ice’ has delivered unforgettable moments on the ice from skating’s brightest stars, in a show that is perfect for all ages. This year, ‘Stars on Ice’ makes history as skating icon Dorothy Hamill returns to the ice in what will be Kurt Browning’s final US tour. These two legends will be also joined by Olympic Medalists Ekaterina Gordeeva, Ilia Kulik, Joannie Rochette and more when skating’s best from around the globe bring you one very special show! Seats will be in Section 102, Rows A and B. Cost includes ticket and small bus transportation. No meal is included on this trip, but food is available for purchase at the concession areas before the show. (JHP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Departure Location

13Y and up

$90(R) / $99(N)

MIN: 12 / MAX: 20

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61647

F

March 8

5 to 11 p.m.

‘LaBoheme’ at Lyric Opera Golden memories transport the audience to Paris’ Latin Quarter, where young artists struggle to make ends meet. Audience members will laugh, cry and hear it all in the music. Tickets are on the main floor. Everyone will have time for lunch on their own before the opera. Cost includes ticket and small bus transportation. (JHP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Departure Location

21Y and up

$85(R) / $94(N)

MIN: 10 / MAX: 15

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60556

F

March 15

10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Show at Starved Rock Adults are invited for some shamrocks and shenanigans at Starved Rock to celebrate St. Patty’s Day! The Gilhoolys will entertain you with their Irish wit, singing and dancing. There will be a buffet featuring traditional Irish and American food such as corned beef and cabbage, fried chicken, potatoes, carrots, soda bread, Irish coffee and Irish dessert. Cost includes show, lunch and small bus transportation. (JHP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Departure Location

21Y and up

$60(R) / $69(N)

MIN: 12 / MAX: 21

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60559

Tu

March 19

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

99


Shows

Please note! All spring shows require some walking. Please wear comfortable shoes.

‘Fiddler on the Roof’ at Paramount

Neil Diamond Tribute at Starved Rock

A journey of love, loss, beliefs and family, ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ is a celebration of life and all its challenges. Cost includes ticket on main floor and small FVPD bus. (JHP)

Denny Diamond and his two sons will entertain with Neil Diamond’s biggest hits as well as some other great songs. Lunch is buffet-style. Cost includes lunch, show and small bus transportation. (JHP)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Departure Location

Age

Fee

Class Size

Departure Location

21Y and up

$30(R) / $39(N)

MIN: 10 / MAX: 18

Prisco Community Center

21Y and up

$60(R) / $69(N)

MIN: 10 / MAX: 20

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60560

W

March 20

12:30 to 4 p.m.

60863

Tu

April 16

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bee Gees Tribute at Paramount

Journey in Time with Robert E. Lee

Stayin’ Alive is a Bee Gees tribute band that has recreated the look of the Gibb brothers and become world renowned for their stunning performances built around incredible vocal ranges and harmonies. Fans will be treated to hits from the disco era and more. Cost includes ticket on the main floor and small bus transportation. (JHP)

The day begins with a lunch buffet at the Historical Renaissance Center adjacent to Joliet Area Historical Museum, continues with a tour of the museum and then concludes with a presentation on Robert E. Lee and the Civil War with authentic relics and artifacts from the period. Cost includes: lunch buffet, museum tour, Robert E. Lee presentation and small bus transportation. (JHP)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Departure Location

21Y and up

$45(R) / $54(N)

MIN: 10 / MAX: 12

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60563

Sa

March 30

7 to 10:30 p.m.

Blue Man Group at Briar Street Theater See this new exciting, interactive show packed with action, a range of sounds, visual images and lots of laughs! Cost includes show and small bus transportation. There will be time for participants to eat before the show on their own. Note: This is a very noisy show. (JHP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Departure Location

21Y and up

$65(R) / $74(N)

MIN: 15 / MAX: 18

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60566

W

April 3

11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

‘Million Dollar Quartet’ at Apollo Theater This show captures the infectious spirit and sounds of a singular moment when four of popular music’s most extraordinary talents—Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley—got together for one night. Participants are on their own for lunch. There are various restaurants within walking distance from the Apollo. Cost includes show and small bus transportation. (JHP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Departure Location

21Y and up

$65(R) / $74(N)

MIN: 15 / MAX: 20

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60567

W

April 10

10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

STOMP Not a word has been spoken in the 21 years of performances—but words are not why millions around the world have seen STOMP. This high-voltage spectacle combines jaw-dropping, precision dance moves with creative percussion using everyday household items such as brooms, plungers and lighters. Fee includes main floor seating and bus transportation. (BSP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Departure Location

8Y and up

$55(R) / $64(N)

MIN: 10 / MAX: 20

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60855

Sa

April 13

7 to 10:30 p.m.

100

Age

Fee

Class Size

Departrure Location

21Y and up

$45(R) / $54(N)

MIN: 12 / MAX: 18

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61555

W

April 17

9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

‘South Pacific’ at Marriott Lincolnshire Rogers and Hammerstein’s ‘South Pacific,’ awarded the Pulitzer Prize for drama, is considered one of the greatest musicals of all time! Lunch choices are tilapia or stuffed chicken breast. Cost includes show, lunch and small bus transportation. (JHP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Departure Location

21Y and up

$80(R) / $89(N)

MIN: 15 / MAX: 18

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61632

W

May 1

9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Elvis Tribute at Starved Rock This tribute captures the spirit of the King of Rock & Roll. Lunch will be buffetstyle. Cost includes lunch, show and small bus transportation. (JHP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Departure Location

21Y and up

$60(R) / $69(N)

MIN: 12 / MAX: 20

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61638

M

May 6

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

‘Oklahoma’ at Lyric Opera This new opera production brings together unforgettable songs, dazzling choreography and an epic story of one of the greatest Broadway musicals of all time. Due to the crowds last year, a nice box lunch will be provided for everyone to eat on the bus on the way into the show. Participants will have a choice of ham or turkey. Cost includes opera ticket on main floor, box lunch and small bus transportation. (JHP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Departure Location

21Y and up

$100(R) / $109(N)

MIN: 10 / MAX: 18

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61640

W

May 15

Noon to 6:30 p.m.


Take a little trip

Tours & Visits Fun Fridays The Fun Fridays group explores entertaining and educational destinations around the Fox Valley and beyond. This season, the group will travel to some new suggested destinations and other long-time favorites. Most trips are held on the fourth Friday of each month. In the event of bad weather, everyone will be contacted to cancel. Each program needs to be registered for individually. Lunch will be part of each trip, but participants will pay separately. (JHP) (MG)

Hindu Temple, Bartlett, IL

Woodland Hike

Fishing at Blackberry Farm

Join us as we enjoy the fusion of traditional Indian architecture with modern technology and marvel at the Mandir’s stunning architecture and breathtaking artistry at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Complex in Bartlett. At the Mandir we can also experience various facets of Hindu rites and rituals, as well the core philosophical precepts of the religion during this fun Friday trip. Lunch will follow at a local restaurant. (JHP) (MG)

Let’s check out a favorite spring woodland and see just what is up and about this time of year. This is our traditional guided spring hike accompanied by a fun and quirky activity. Dress for the weather. Lunch will follow at a local restaurant. (JHP) (MG)

Let’s head over to the farm for some good old fashion fishing fun. We’ll provide the poles, instructions and bait, all you need is a little luck. We will also have an opportunity to check out the new amenities and renovations at Blackberry Historical Farm. Lunch to follow at a local restaurant. (JHP) (MG)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Departure Location

21Y and up

$15(R) / $24(N)

MIN: 10 / MAX: 20

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61776

F

March 22

9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Departure Location

21Y and up

$15(R) / $24(N)

MIN: 10 / MAX: 20

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61777

F

April 26

9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Departure Location

21Y and up

$18(R) / $25(N)

MIN: 10 / MAX: 20

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61778

F

May 24

9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Trip Information and Reminders • All tours and visits listed require a good amount of walking. Wear sturdy, comfortable shoes and be prepared for frequent walking throughout the day’s activities. • Plan to arrive for all trips at least 15 minutes before departure times. The bus leaves promptly at the scheduled time. • Trip return times are approximate; traffic delays and bad weather can add travel time to a trip. • Call 630-859-8606 for cancellations. Refunds (minus a $5 cancellation fee) will be given if the trip seat can be filled or show ticket can be sold. • Call two weeks before a trip for special accommodation requests such as wheelchairs or diet restrictions. • Due to safety concerns for all passengers and visibility issues for the bus driver, the park district will only be able to transport flat-folding walkers when traveling on the small FVPD bus. Any other accommodations need to be made in advance when registering by contacting Jennifer Huber at 630-859-8606. 101


Tours & Visits Casinos Isle of Capri: Iowa Adults are invited to visit the Isle of Capri Casino in Iowa. Cost includes lunch buffet and bus transportation. Please make sure to have your driver’s license or state ID with you. (JHP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Departure Location

21Y and up

$40(R) / $49(N)

MIN: 35 / MAX: 50

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60561

Tu

March 26

8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Gardeners on the Go This group travels to various greenhouses, nurseries and gardening-related departure locations. Cost includes small bus transportation. There will be a lot of walking on these trips; a hat, water bottle and comfortable shoes are recommended. A meal, either breakfast or lunch, will be part of each trip, but participants will pay separately. (JHP)

Four Winds Casino: New Buffalo, MI

Flower & Garden Show at Navy Pier

Adults are invited to enjoy an afternoon at this Michigan casino on a trip with Triple R Tours. Each participant will receive a $10 voucher to be used toward a meal and $15 in instant slot play. Please make sure to have your drivers license or state ID with you. (JHP)

Enjoy a touch of spring at Navy Pier’s annual Flower & Garden Show featuring various experts to answer your questions, wonderful displays and booths for your gardening needs. Lunch is on your own. Cost includes small bus transportation and show ticket. (JHP)

Age

Fee

Departure Location

Age

Fee

Class Size

Departure Location

21Y and up

$45(R) / $54(N)

Prisco Community Center

21Y and up

$25(R) / $34(N)

MIN: 10 / MAX: 19

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

Bus

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60568

Tu

April 23

8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

MIN: 35 / MAX: 50

1

60553

Tu

March 12

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

60569

Tu

April 23

8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

MIN: 35 / MAX: 45

2

Blumen Gardens / Crumpet’s Tea Room

Blue Chip Casino: Michigan City, IN Adults are invited to try their luck at the casino in Michigan City, Indiana. Cost includes lunch buffet, gaming and motor coach transportation. Please make sure to have your driver’s license or state ID with you. (JHP)

We will have a guided tour and then everyone will get to make a lovely spring plant project. Afterwards, head to Crumpet’s Tea Room for lunch with separate checks. Cost includes tour, spring project and small bus transportation. (JHP)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Departure Location

Age

Fee

Class Size

Departure Location

21Y and up

$42(R) / $51(N)

MIN: 36 / MAX: 45

Prisco Community Center

21Y and up

$40(R) / $49(N)

MIN: 12 / MAX: 20

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

60554

Tu

April 9

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

61639

Tu

May 14

Delaney Greenhouse / Big R Garden Center / R Place, Morris

Fun for All Honor Flight Welcome Home at Midway This group will travel to Midway Airport to welcome home the Honor Flight veterans who will be coming home after their trip to Washington, D.C. Water and snacks will be provided, but participants should bring a chair to sit on at the airport because there is a lot of standing. The fee covers the transportation costs. Please note: participants will be notified if the date changes. Honor Flight schedule not available at the time of publication of this brochure. (JHP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

All ages

$5

MIN: 10 / MAX: 18

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61566

W

April 24

5 to 11:30 p.m.

102

Spring is here! Enjoy time to wander and make a spring flower purchase at this greenhouse. Afterwards, we’ll head over to “R” Place for lunch with separate checks and then have time to do more garden shopping at Big R Garden Center. Cost includes small bus transportation. (JHP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Departure Location

21Y and up

$15(R) / $24(N)

MIN: 12 / MAX: 20

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60555

Tu

May 21

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Please note! All spring tours and visits require a lot of walking. Please wear comfortable shoes.


Tours & Visits For Adults

For Active Adults

Culinary Tours

Retirement Tours

This group will travel to some amazing cooking schools in the Chicagoland area to sample their culinary expertise. Some trips will also offer an additional stop afterwards. Cost includes small bus transportation. For this tour, we will head to the Spartan Terrace Culinary School at Elgin Communiy College. Participants will be able to order off the menu, and they will do separate checks. (JHP)

These tours help participants to be prepared when the day comes to make the decision to move to a retirement community by giving insight into what is out there and what different amenities are available. The group will travel by van or small park district bus to the different tour sites, or in some cases participants will meet at the tour location. (JHP)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Departure Location

21Y and up

$15(R) / $24(N)

MIN: 15 / MAX: 16

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61636

Tu

March 5

10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Picasso in Chicago at the Art Institute This is an opportunity to see the new Picasso exhibit, which will only be at the Art Institute for a short time. Participants will be able to explore the exhibit and the Art Institute on their own and can purchase an audio tour if they choose. Everyone will also be on their own for lunch. Cost includes: admission to the Art Institute, Picasso exhibit and small bus transportation. (JHP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Departure Location

21Y and up

$35(R) / $44(N)

MIN: 15 / MAX: 20

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61596

Tu

April 30

10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Ethnic Sampler with About Tours Participants will discover the rich diversity of Chicago’s neighborhoods during this tour with About Tours, which highlights the heritage of different ethnic groups who have contributed so much to the development of the city. Stops include Hull House, where Jane Addams taught English language lessons and skills to help the immigrants in Chicago settle in their adopted home. Lunch will be in Chinatown, and dessert will be enjoyed in Little Italy. Cost includes tour guide, all tours, lunch and small bus transportation. (JHP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Departure Location

21Y and up

$60(R) / $69(N)

MIN: 12 / MAX: 20

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61578

Tu

April 2

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Houses of Worship with About Tours Chicago has many historic and architecturally rich churches with beautiful stained glass, stencil work, mosaics and ecclesiastical art. This tour with About Tours will visit some of Chicago’s great religious institutions, discuss the history of the churches and the variety of different religions in Chicago. A delicious lunch at Buca di Beppo is included with the tour. Cost includes tour guide, all tours, lunch and small bus transportation. (JHP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Departure Location

21Y and up

$70(R) / $79(N)

MIN: 15 / MAX: 20

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61645

F

May 17

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Fr e

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Age

Fee

Departure Location

55Y and up

Free

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

Location

60548

W

March 6

10 to 11:30 a.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 20

Asbury Gardens, 210 Airport Road, North Aurora

60549

F

April 5

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

MIN: 10 / MAX: 19

Provena Fox Knoll, 421 North Lake St., Aurora

60550

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April 19

9 a.m. to noon

MIN: 10 / MAX: 19

Hertitage Woods, Yorkville (travel by bus)

60551

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April 22

9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

MIN: 10 / MAX: 19

Autumn Leaves, Oswego (travel by bus)

60552

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April 29

8:30 to 11 a.m.

MIN: 10 / MAX: 19

Jennings Terrace (travel by bus)

March 6, Asbury Gardens: See the new addition at Asbury Gardens! We will have a tour and enjoy some refreshments. Everyone will meet at Asbury for this tour. April 5, Provena Fox Knoll: Enjoy lunch and a tour at Provena Fox Knoll. Please meet at Provena’s lower parking lot for this tour. April 19, Heritage Woods in Yorkville: Enjoy bingo first with some great gift cards for prizes! A nice lunch will be served after bingo. We will travel by bus/van for this tour, departing from the Prisco Community Center. April 22, Autumn Leaves in Oswego: Take a a tour of this new assisted living facility in Oswego. We will travel by bus/van for this tour, departing from the Prisco Community Center. April 29, Jennings Terrace: Enjoy a home style breakfast and tour. We will travel by bus/van for this tour, departing from the Prisco Community Center.

Extended

Trips

Brochures with more information on these trips are available at all community centers. Please make sure to mention the Fox Valley Park District when booking one of these trips with the tour companies. For more information or a tour brochure, call Mayflower at 800-728-0724. (JHP)

Mayflower Tours •   The Blue Danube River Cruise •  Holland Tulip Fest – May 9 •  America’s Music Cities – May 19

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For Active Adults

Prime Times Special Events

Programs, Meetings & Clubs

Senior Prom

Breakfast & Bingo at The Tillers

The Fox Valley Park District and Asbury Gardens invite active adults to attend the Senior Prom at the Prisco Community Center. Enjoy the sounds of Edizon Dayao. Punch and cookies will be served, a keepsake picture will be taken and raffle prizes will be given throughout the event. Please RSVP to 630-859-8606. Thank you to the following sponsors: The Tillers, Autumn Leaves, Home Helpers, Sunnymere, Heritage Woods of Batavia and Plum Landing. (JHP)

This group meets on a regular basis at The Tillers in Oswego for a lovely breakfast and some fun games of bingo. Bus/van transportation provided. Pre-registration is required so there can be an accurate count. The bus leaves from Prisco at 9 a.m. Those driving on their own should plan to arrive at The Tillers at 9:30 a.m. (JHP)

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Fee

Class Size

Location

21Y and up

Free

MIN: 40 / MAX: 200

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

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May 3

2 to 4 p.m.

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55Y and up

Free

MIN: 10 / MAX: 22

The Tillers, Route 71, Oswego

Barcode

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Time

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March 4

9 a.m. to noon

60540

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May 8

9 a.m. to noon

Reel Fun Thursdays This group gets together for a Thursday afternoon of enjoying a recently released movie or a favorite classic. Popcorn and a beverage will be provided. The program is free and does not require registration. Call ahead to find out what movie will be playing. (JHP)

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Flag Day Musical Revue Friday, June 14 • 2 p.m. Prisco Community Center $10 • All Ages Celebrate the splendor of the American flag with music and dance inspired by the stars and stripes. This patriotic musical revue will include favorite song selections such as “America the Beautiful,” “Yankee Doodle Dandy” and “God Bless the U.S.A.” Complementary coffee, punch, pastries and desserts will be available. Registration closes June 12 at noon.

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Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

55Y and up

Free

MIN: 10 / MAX: 20

Prisco Community Center

Day

Date

Time

Th

March 7

1:30 to 3 p.m.

Th

April 4

1:30 to 3 p.m.

Th

May 2

1:30 to 3 p.m.

Bunco Dice Game Days Bring some friends for a fun day of Bunco, an easy-to-learn dice game, along with refreshments and prizes on the second Monday of each month. (JHP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

55Y and up

$5(R) / $8(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 15

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60485

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March 11

1 to 3 p.m.

60486

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April 8

1 to 3 p.m.

60487

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May 13

1 to 3 p.m.


Prime Times AARP Driver Safety Program This driver safety course is designed to help drivers 50 and older learn defensive driving strategies. Participation is mandatory for both days to earn a certificate that may qualify the recipient for an insurance discount. The fee is payable to the instructor at the first class. Pre-registration is requested so there can be an accurate count for handouts. This class is taught by the AARP. (JHP)

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Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

50Y and up

$12 AARP member; $14 non AARP member

MIN: 2 / MAX: 35

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60547

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April 1 to 2

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Senior

Lunch Club The Fox Valley Park District Lunch Club meets on the third Monday of the month and travels by bus to different locations for lunch. Separate checks are provided at every restaurant. Participants need to register only once, and they will be registered for the whole year. Fee covers bus transportation. (JHP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

55Y and up

$25(R) / $31(N)

MIN: 12 / MAX: 22

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60488

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April 15

10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Pancake Breakfast Bingo This event offers participants the chance to spend a fun morning enjoying breakfast, bingo, fun and friends! A complete catered breakfast will be served at 9 a.m., with bingo to follow. Thanks to sponsor Heritage Woods of Yorkville. (JHP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

55Y and up

$8(R) / $11(N)

MIN: 40 / MAX: 200

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60421

Sa

May 11

9 to 11 a.m.

Caring for the Caregiver Seminar Caring for a loved one can be very rewarding but it can also be very stressful, impacting the health and well-being of the caregiver and their loved one. Join us at Caregivers Taking Care seminar to learn ways to take care of yourself, lower your stress while continuing to provide for your loved one. This seminar will be presented by Cathleen O’Brien, Director at Autumn Leaves in Montgomery. Please register so we have an accurate count for handouts. Refreshments will be served. (JHP)

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Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

21Y and up

Free

MIN: 10 / MAX: 50

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

61850

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May 10

9 to 10 a.m.

Friday, May 3 2 to 4 p.m. Prisco Community Center FREE • Ages 21 and up Barcode: 60422 Fox Valley Park District & Asbury Gardens invite active adults to attend Senior Prom at Prisco Community Center. Enjoy the sounds of Edizon Dayao. Punch and cookies will be served. A keepsake picture will be taken and raffle prizes will be awarded throughout the day. RSVP to Jennifer Huber at 630-859-8606

Thank you to our sponsors:

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Prime Times Senior Mini-Bowling League Two-pound bowling balls are used in this new senior mini-bowling league. Cost includes two games, lunch and beverages. The fee is due upon check-in at the site on league days. For information, call Jennifer at Prisco at 630-859-8606. The league plays on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. No registration necessary; just show up. (JHP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

55Y and up

$8

MIN: 5 / MAX: 30

Luigi’s Pizza and Fun Center 732 Prairie St., Aurora

Day

Time

Tu

10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Senior Bean Bag Baseball Love baseball but don’t want to run the bases? Join this new Senior Bean Bag Baseball team, where players toss beanbags through holes cut into plywood (like other beanbag games) and labeled “single,” “home run,” etc. It’s easy and fun to play. The Park District challenges various local teams. (JHP)

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Spend a fun-filled morning at Prisco Community Center enjoying breakfast, bingo and friends. A complete catered breakfast will be served at 9 a.m., with bingo to follow at 10 a.m. Thank you to our sponsors

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

55Y and up

Free

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Day/Date/Time Call Jennifer at 630-859-8606 for information about the team.

Breakfast Club Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why not make it a social outing? The Breakfast Club meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 8:30 a.m. at Riverstone Restaurant (old Bill’s) at 702 Montgomery Road in Montgomery. (JHP)

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Don’t Forget! Resident registration begins Feb. 16 There are three ways to register: 1. By Foxlink Internet 2. By Mail / Drop Off 3. In Person For more information, see page 135

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Years The Friendly Center Club meets at noon on Thursdays all year long at the Prisco Community Center, 150 W. Illinois Ave. in Aurora. The club is for all active adults 55 and better. Anyone may visit twice as a guest, and the third time may become a member. Everyone must register in advance for luncheons. Members pay $2 dues each week. The club plans numerous activities every month, such as birthday parties, bingo, luncheons, holiday and theme parties and guest speakers. For more information, call Jennifer Huber at 630-859-8606. Originated in 1951, the Friendly Center Club was the vision of John A. Lippold, who felt a club for ages 55 and better was needed. Today the club includes more than 250 members who meet at the Prisco Community Center. The club officially turned 60 years old in November of 2011.

Golden Foxes Walking Club Spring Schedule The club meets and walks at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesdays. If the weather is too cold or rainy, then the group walks inside at Prisco. Everyone walks on their own schedule and tracks their own hours for a contest. Call Jennifer at 630859-8606 for information. (JHP)

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Golden Foxes Spring Potluck Join us for our annual spring potluck where top walkers from the winter walking contest will be awarded and we’ll have all of the information for the new spring walking schedule. This spring the Golden Foxes will be walking again at some of their favorite trails and some new ones as well. You may bring a dish to pass of your choice. (JHP)

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Fee

Class Size

Location

55Y and up

Free

MIN: 15 / MAX: 50

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60489

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March 5

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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APRIL

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5-Lincoln

2-New Haven

7-Waubonsie

12-Mastodon

9-Montgomery

14-New Haven

19-Gilman

16-Lincoln

21-Montgomery

26-Waubonsie

23-Mastodon

28-Lincoln

30-Gilman

• L incoln Park – trail next to FVPD Greenhouse at Russell and Lakewood • Mastodon Lake – trail around the lake in Phillips Park at Smith Boulevard and Ray Moses Drive • Gilman Trail – trail starting at Blackberry Farm off Barnes Road • Waubonsie Lake Park – trail around Waubonsie Lake off Kautz Road • New Haven – New Haven Avenue, just west of Highland Avenue • Montgomery Park – main lot off Mill Street; meet at shelter 107


Birthday Parties

Birthday

Parties

at Splash Country Water Park and Phillips Park Family Aquatic Center For more information on birthday parties offered at Splash Country Water Park and Phillips Park Family Aquatic Center, call 630-907-9613. Both water parks are available for birthday parties as well as team parties or any special event. Each party includes all-day admission for up to 15 guests and a reserved party area for 90 minutes with a Party Attendant. Parties include pizza or hot dogs, three pitchers of soft drinks, paper products and tableware. The birthday boy or girl also will receive a special T-shirt for their party guests to autograph! Up to two adults are allowed in free to supervise the party. Party times are available every day: 12:30 to 2 p.m.; 2:30 to 4 p.m.; and 4:30 to 6 p.m.

at Red Oak Nature Center For more information, call 630-897-1808. Red Oak Nature Center two-hour parties include one hour of naturalistled activities and one hour at the picnic shelter or Discovery Room. Party themes: • Astounding Animals Ages 5 to 7 • Bug Safari Ages 3 and up

• Look What I Made! Nature Crafts Ages 4 to 9

• Nature Detectives Scavenger Hunt Ages 6 to 10 • Sno-Motion Ages 5 and up

Birthday Party Children can celebrate their birthday with a live-animal presentation or a hike in the woods. Guests will receive a party goodie bag and the birthday child will receive a special birthday gift. Available year-round 8 to 15 guests Residents: $12 per guest Non-residents: $15 per guest

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Splash Pad Party

Adventure Island Party

Children who love getting wet will love a water park birthday party. Each party includes all-day admission and a reserved party area for 90 minutes with a Party Attendant. Up to 15 guests Residents: $15 per guest / Non-residents: $17 per guest


Birthday Parties

Birthday

Parties at Blackberry Farm

For more information on birthday parties offered at Blackberry Farm, call 630-892-1550. All packages include a special picnic area, party attendant, paper products, and tableware. Parties are 90 minutes. Two adults per party will be included free of charge. A pizza or hot dog meal including drink can be purchased for an additional fee. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance. A $75 deposit is required at the time of reservation. Refunds will be issued if the party is canceled 14 days in advance of party date. Barnyard, Train, Pony and Paddle Boat Birthday Parties: Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 to 4 p.m. Call for times for weekday parties Adventure Playground and Pedal Tractor Birthday Parties: Saturdays and Sundays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 5 to 6:30 p.m. Weekdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

NEW! Adventure Playground Party

NEW! Barnyard Birthday Party

Guests will explore the slides, bridges, playhouses and zipline at the Adventure Playground before the park opens. Also play games. Admission to the park is included.

Celebrate your birthday at our barnyard. Visit with Tom the turkey, Lilly the rabbit, the chickens, ducks, sheep and goats. Farm themed games also will be included. Available May 18 to July 14.

10 to 20 guests Residents: $13 per guest Non-residents: $16 per guest Party with food for each guest: Residents: $18 per guest Non-residents: $21 per guest

Train Birthday Party

Pony Birthday Party

Guests will meet the train engineer and ride the train as many times as they want. They also will play some train games. The birthday child will receive a train hat, and the guests will leave with a train whistle.

Children will enjoy a hand-led pony ride and play pony-themed games. Birthday child will receive a cowboy hat and sheriff badge. New option: A Pony Princess Party! The pony will bring a tiara crown for the birthday princess. Note: All riders must be under the 70-pound limit.

10 to 20 guests Residents: $13 per guest Non-residents: $16 per guest Party with food for each guest: Residents: $18 per guest Non-residents: $21 per guest

10 to 15 guests Residents: $13 per guest Non-residents: $16 per guest Party with food for each guest: Residents: $18 per guest Non-residents: $21 per guest

Pedal Tractor Party Children can celebrate their birthday on the new pedal tractor course and play in the corn table. Farm-themed games also will be included. 10 to 15 guests Residents: $13 per guest Non-residents: $16 per guest Party with food for each guest: Residents: $18 per guest Non-residents: $21 per guest

10 to 15 guests Residents: $13 per guest Non-residents: $16 per guest Party with food for each guest: Residents: $18 per guest Non-residents: $21 per guest

Paddle Boat Birthday Party Children can float across Lake Gregory in a paddle boat. Games also will be played. Available until Labor Day. 10 to 15 guests Residents: $13 per guest Non-residents: $16 per guest Party with food for each guest: Residents: $18 per guest Non-residents: $21 per guest 109


Birthday Parties

Birthday

Parties

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at Eola

Community Center

For more information on birthday parties offered at the Eola Community Center, call 630-851-8990.

Choose one of the three party themes for up to two hours of fun! All parties include cupcakes to decorate, lemonade, paper products, a balloon for each child and a party attendant for set-up/clean-up. Parties include one hour of activities and one hour in the party room. All parties require a minimum of 10 guests with a maximum of 20. Party times: Saturdays from 1 to 3 p.m. or 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Call for additional party times.

Sports Birthday Party

Playdough Birthday Party

(Ages 3-5) Children who love sports enjoy this themed party featuring an organized sport of their choice and a one-hour room rental to host the party. Kids can choose from basketball, T-ball, soccer or flag football.

(Ages 3-6) Children will explore play dough with different colors, scents and textures. Games will be played as well, and children will decorate their own cupcakes.

10 to 20 guests

10 to 20 guests

Residents: $12 per guest Non-residents: $15 per guest

Residents: $12 per guest Non-residents: $15 per guest

in Eola’s Gymnastics Room Choose one of three party packages. All include one hour of age-appropriate organized activities, one hour of room rental for food and gifts, and party room set-up. The room holds up to 30 guests. Room rentals accommodating larger groups may be purchased for an additional fee. Party times: Most Saturdays from 1 to 3 p.m. or 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

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Adrenaline Rush Party

Gymnastics Party Package

Cheerleading Birthday Package

(Ages 6-14) This action-packed party includes gladiator-themed challenges in a relay race format. Two teams will complete a giant obstacle course, which includes an incline climb, blow-up air trak, tunnels, jousting and more.

(Ages 2-14) Gymnasts can celebrate their birthday as they swing, bounce and tumble in the gymnastics room. The room features a blowup air trak, mini tramp, in-ground resi pit, vault, bars, beam and spring floor.

12 to 20 guests Residents: $10 per guest Non-residents: $13 per guest

12 to 32 guests Residents: $10 per guest Non-residents: $13 per guest

(Ages 3-14) Cheerleaders can celebrate their birthday with fun-filled instruction in stunting, jumping, tumbling and cheering using the blow-up air trak, mini tramp and spring floor. Participants will also learn a mini cheer routine to music that will be performed at the end of the party. 12 to 32 guests Residents: $10 per guest Non-residents: $13 per guest


Birthday Parties

Birthday

Parties at E-Fit Room

Eola Community Center For more information, call 630-851-8990. One-hour private use of E-Fit Room with activity leaders and one-hour room rental. Party times: • Fridays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. or 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. • Saturdays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. or 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Birthday Party (Ages 5 and up) Children can celebrate their birthday in the interactive gaming arcade with non-stop actionpacked fun. E-Fit leaders will lead activities using the Sportwall, Climbing Wall, air hockey, XerDance Dance Pads. Wii and Xbox 360 with Kinect. 12 to 32 guests Residents: $10 per guest Non-residents: $13 per guest

Call for additional party times.

Birthday

Parties For more information on birthday parties offered at the Prisco Community Center, call 630-859-8606.

Cars Party (Ages 3-6) Children will participate in racing games; red light/green light; relays and scooter and tricycle races. Up to 20 guests Residents: $12 per guest Non-residents: $15 per guest

Fancy Nancy Birthday Party

at Prisco

Community Center

Choose one of three party themes for up to 90 minutes of fun. There is a minimum of 10 guests per party. Party times: Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 1:30 to 3 p.m. (Note: Have another idea for a party theme? Give us a call and we will work with you!)

Playful Pirate Birthday Party

(Ages 3-67)

(Ages 3-6)

Wear a fancy party dress and walk the runway in a birthday party fashion show. Children will make fancy, sparkly crafts.

Ahoy, matey! Guests should arrive dressed as a pirate to enjoy pirate games and a treasure hunt.

Up to 20 guests Residents: $12 per guest Non-residents: $15 per guest

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Birthday Parties

Birthday

Parties at Vaughan

Athletic Center

All packages include private party room with attendant, hot dog (with chips, grapes or applesauce) or pizza and drinks, paper products, tableware and balloons. Parties are two hours in length – the first hour is the chosen activity and the second hour is in the party room for food and fun. A minimum of 10 guests is required, with a maximum of 20 guests. Two adults per party are included free of charge.

For more information on birthday parties offered at the Vaughan Athletic Center, call 630-907-9600, ext. 1110.

Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance. A $75 deposit is required at the time of reservation. Refunds will be issued if the party is canceled 14 days in advance of the party date. Lockers are available; however, guests must supply their own locks. Daily swim fee or additional food can be purchased for additional adults, siblings or guests. Children must be 48 inches tall to use water slides.

Party times: Mondays through Fridays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 2 p.m. or 3 to 5 p.m.

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Princess/Super Hero Party (Ages 3-6) This celebration was designed with preschoolers in mind. Children are invited to arrive dressed as their favorite Princess or Super Hero. This themed party includes a take-home craft, story time and magical games. Residents: $12 per guest Non-residents: $15 per guest

Splash Away Pool Party (All ages) Guests will be able to enjoy the zerodepth indoor leisure pool, water slide and spray areas. Swim parties are held during public swim hours while lifeguards are on duty. Guests must supply their own towels. Residents: $15 per guest Non-residents: $18 per guest

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Sports Star Party (Ages 6-12) Guests will participate in their favorite competitive games organized by staff. The birthday child will select two sports from the following: Soccer Basketball Floor Hockey Flag Football

Volleyball Mini Tennis Kickball Dodgeball

Residents: $14 per guest Non-residents: $17 per guest

Indoor Playhouse Party (Ages 3-6) Children enjoy having their birthday party at the Vaughan indoor play area. They can explore their way through the maze, punching bags, tube crawl and spiral slides. Residents: $12 per guest Non-residents: $15 per guest

Fit & Fun Party (Ages 6-12) Our certified fitness staff will conduct a private fitness class for party guests. Choice of the following activities: Yoga KidFit ZumbAtomic Family Kick-It Residents: $15 per guest Non-residents: $18 per guest

Combo Party (All ages) This three-hour party offers more time for fun. The party includes choice of any two activities, plus one hour in party room. Call for available times. Residents: $19 per guest Non-residents: $24 per guest

Ask about our healthy food options!


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Join the Fox Valley Park District Fox Force Volunteer Program and … •  Share your time and talent with the community •  Develop new interests and friendships •  Continue learning and growing •  Become an important part of the community

Who can volunteer? Individuals and Families Choose an activity or program based on interests and time availability.

Businesses

Build a company’s public image and improve staff morale by building a “team” attitude by contributing staff and/or resources to a single service project or an ongoing activity.

Teens and School Groups Boys and girls at least 14 years old are invited to acquire new skills and gain valuable work experience.

Special Events

At Red Oak Nature Center

Day-of helpers: Fitness Fun Fair for Kids, Dad & Son Superhero Night, MapleFest, Bunny Brunch, Blackberry Farm 5K Spring Gallop, Spring Spruce-Up, ‘James and the Giant Peach,’ Family Kite Day, Community-wide Garage Sale

Restoration Work Days: Help eliminate non-native plants from the grounds and gardens, help plant and maintain native plants, and help with general grounds maintenance.

At Blackberry Farm Interpreter: Demonstrate pioneer life in one of the houses, museums or shops. Park Clean-up: Help with trash removal and general clean-up.

Community Centers Greeter: Ensure that people entering the center are greeted and that visitors are offered assistance. Clerical Help: Help with a wide range of clerical work that includes filing, returning phone calls and stuffing envelopes. Birthday Party Helper: Help with children’s birthday party activities. Child Care Aide: Responsible for attending to the children (playing, reading, giving bottles), cleaning toys and assisting with the overall cleanliness and maintenance of the child care room. Light-Duty Custodian: Perform light-duty cleaning, including window washing, cleaning walls and garbage removal.

Parks & Trails Field Crews: Assist staff in preparing fields for sports activities. Shoreline Clean-up: Remove debris along the Fox River and other shorelines. Trail Clean-up: Remove litter from the mowed areas along the trails and natural areas that border them. Neighborhood Park Beautification: Help with planting projects and litter removal from neighborhood parks.

Front Desk Greeter: Ensure that people entering the center are greeted and that visitors are offered assistance.

With Active Adults Friendly Center Club: Assist the club leader in setting up and decorating for meetings and parties as well as clean-up after the events. Events: Help decorate, set tables, serve refreshments and clean up at the end of events.

With Kids Preschool Aide: Assist preschool teachers in the classroom, help prepare craft projects, clean up after projects and help children with various needs. Class Helper: Provide support to the instructor in art, science and cooking classes. Camp Counselor Assistant: Help out during various summer or holiday camps during crafts, sports activities, field trips and reading stories. Share Your Hobby or Talent: Teach children a new skill by sharing hobbies or talents. Gymnastics Competition: Help set up and take down gymnastics equipment, work concessions and admissions, and tabulate and flash scores. Drama Volunteer: Assist with making costumes, set and prop construction or coordination, backstage chaperone, ushers and ticket sales. Dance Assistant: Serve as a backstage chaperone, ticket seller or usher during dance recitals. Youth Coach: Teach fundamental skills, good sportsmanship and playing strategies in practice and game situations. After-school Programs Helper: One-hour after-school programs include sports, storytime, science, tumbling, drama, dance and computer art activities.

If you’re interested in joining our Fox Force Volunteer Program, please call Debbie Smith at 630-966-4555 or email her at dsmith@fvpd.net 113


Volunteer Program Join our dedicated core of volunteers called the Fox Force to help improve the quality of life in the Fox Valley Park District. By sharing time and talent, there will be opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, meet new people and make a difference. To join the Fox Force volunteer program, please mail or drop off this form to Debbie Smith, Cole Center, 101 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora, IL 60506 or email dsmith@fvpd.net. Additional information is also available at foxvalleyparkdistrict.org.

Fox Valley Park District Fox Force Volunteer Program Interest Form Name_____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Address____________________________________ City____________________________ ZIP_____________________________ Phone #__________________________________________ Cell #_____________________________________________________ Email______________________________________________________________________________________________________

Are you under 18 years of age?

 Yes

 No

Age if under 18?______________________________________________

Which location(s) would you prefer to volunteer?  Eola Community Center  Blackberry Farm

Special Events

 Prisco Community Center  Vaughan Athletic Center

Community Centers

  Red Oak Nature Center   Parks and Trails

Volunteer with Active Adults

  Fitness Fun Fair for Kids

  Greeter

  Dad & Son Superhero Night

  Clerical Help

  Friendly Center Club

 MapleFest

  Birthday Party Helper

  Events

  Bunny Brunch

  Child Care Aide

  Blackberry Farm 5K Spring Gallop

  Light-Duty Custodian

  Spring Spruce-Up   ‘James and the Giant Peach’   Family Kite Day   Community-wide Garage Sale

Blackberry Farm   Interpreter   Park Clean-up

Parks & Trails

Volunteer with Kids   Preschool Aide

  Class Helper

  Field Crews

  Camp Counselor Assistant

  Shoreline Clean-up

  Share Your Hobby or Talent

  Trail Clean-up

  Gymnastics Competition

 Neighborhood Park Beautification

  Drama Volunteer

Red Oak Nature Center   Restoration Work Days

  Front Desk Greeter

  Dance Assistant   Youth Coach   After-School Program Helper

Look for this icon next to programs in need of volunteers.

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Fox Force Volunteer Program We appreciate all of our volunteers!

Volunteer Program

Thank you to all of our many volunteers who have given of their time and talent during the winter. We appreciate all the people who volunteered as coaches, program volunteers, at special events and at all other activities that time and talent was given.

Volunteer Spotlight J

osiah Kinney loves theatre and the performing arts, albeit with a catch – he’s more of a behindthe-scenes guy than an actor who’s front and center.

The funny thing is, when he approached the Fox Valley Park District seeking volunteer opportunities, Josiah was looking for recognition. But it wasn’t applause or adoration he was seeking. A senior at West Aurora High School, Kinney was looking to fulfill a requirement that would earn him entry into the National Honor Society, which recognizes outstanding students for their achievements in academics, school activities and community involvement. He already had a GPA over 3.5, but needed to perform 24 hours of volunteer work. So he contacted Kyle Donahue, the Park District’s performing arts manager, and found the perfect role. Needing a spotlight operator for the Prisco Holiday Spectacular, Donahue gave Josiah a crash course, and the show subsequently became a big (and bright) hit. “Not having run a spotlight before, I was a little nervous and not sure what to do,” said Josiah. “But after a little practice, it was just a matter of flipping the switch, focusing and zooming in when I got the signal.” Josiah helped with numerous other events, including Halloween Family Fun Night, Tin Pan Alley Cabaret, Brunch with Santa – and was integral in helping with rehearsals and run-throughs for the Winter Stage performance of Anything Goes. “He is very dependable, cheerful and always willing to lend a hand,” said Donahue. “He far exceeded his required hours and has been a tremendous help in every way.” Josiah, who will attend college with plans on becoming a civil engineer, says volunteering will be part of his future as well. “It’s been very fun and rewarding,” he said. “I learned that people really appreciate those who help out, and it’s been inspiring for me to be involved in that way – it’s a good feeling.” 115


Red Oak Nature Center Hours Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Trails open until sunset

On Route 25, one mile north of Route 56 630-897-1808

FREE Admission

Nestled on the east bank of the Fox River, the Red Oak Nature Center is surrounded by 40 acres of lush forest and wildlife habitat – an ideal setting for visitors to learn about the great outdoors through direct interaction with nature. Six hiking trails and the nationally renowned Fox River Trail offer avenues of exploration via hiking and biking, with interpretive signs along the way that explain the ways of nature. An indoor museum further enhances the educational experience, featuring environmental exhibits and “hands-on” participation designed to create a better understanding of the natural world.

Wildlife Room Step into the world of live animals. The Wildlife Room is a mini-zoo, hosting animals that live and thrive along the Fox River, featuring snakes, turtles, fish, salamanders and frogs.

Bee Room The Bee Room features a fascinating, up-close look at bees in action. Through a glass partition, visitors can view a live bee hive and observe worker bees carrying pollen and nectar to the nest while the queen bee – the mother of the hive – keeps the hive and her colony in order.

Discovery Room Take a relaxing break while enjoying a beautiful view of the woods and wildlife. The Discovery Room is home to a vast array of nature books, puzzles and games that help lend a better understanding to the wonders of nature. This room is also the home of Red Oak’s Nature Play Preschool!

Devil’s Cave Follow the Fox River Trail from the Nature Center down to Devil’s Cave at the river’s edge. It’s the only cave in the Aurora area. Learn the legend of how this unique geological formation was given its haunting name.

Observation Deck Step out, take a deep breath and enjoy truly spectacular views from above the Fox River. Located directly behind the Nature Center, the Observation Deck sits over the Fox River and is an ideal vantage point for viewing river wildlife, migratory birds and the wooded shorelines and islands.

Picnic Shelter Enjoy a break at the spacious picnic shelter area (not reservable). A limestone fireplace and plenty of tables make it the ideal setting for an outdoor lunch.

Trails Red Oak features six hiking trails that run throughout the woods that border the Fox River. Each of the six trails have a wood-chip base for hiking stability and comfort. Dogs are welcome on the paved trails only. 116

Check it out! Check out Nature Play Preschool on page 80


Outdoor Facilities Outdoor Facilities

Skate Parks

The Fox Valley Park District maintains 163 parks and 43 miles of interconnected trails amid 2,300 acres of parkland and 22 miles of Fox River shoreline. Park service coverage is spaced throughout Aurora, North Aurora and Montgomery, providing virtually every resident and neighborhood with convenient, nearby access to parks and open space.

•  Hupp Skate Park is located at the corner of Illinois Avenue and Orchard Road in Aurora. Park hours are dawn to dusk year-round. Skaters: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Bikers: Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday. Note: Insurance regulations require that skaters and bikers not use the park at the same time. •  Wheatlands Park skate area is on the east side of the park at Barrington Drive and Eola Road. Only skaters are allowed at Wheatlands.

Dog Parks The park district has two dog parks: •  Lincoln Park Dog Park, at the south end of Lincoln Park at South Harrison Avenue just north of Prairie Street and east of Elmwood Drive •  Gregory Island Dog Park, between Routes 25 and 31 on Indian Trail Dogs must be registered with the park district. Dog tag registration may be done by mail, email, online or fax by filling out the registration available online at foxvalleyparkdistrict.org or in person at the park district police office, 1460 S. East River Road in Montgomery (office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays). Fee per dog is $15 for residents; $30 for non-residents. For more information, hours and guidelines, visit foxvalleyparkdistrict.org.

Fishing Lakes and Boat Ramps The district has a variety of fishing lakes for some relaxing fun. To ensure longterm, quality fishing at its lakes, the Fox Valley Park District has a cooperative management agreement with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources that is intended to develop healthy eco-systems and improve fishing quality. Rather than stock and re-stock regularly, the lakes management program creates a fishery that is self-sustaining. The payoffs for fishermen are greater catch rates and bigger fish. Printable contour maps of select lakes are available online at foxvalleyparkdistrict. org. The maps feature lake depths and shoreline features, along with specific information on fish species, average numbers and sizes, and creel limits. Fishing lakes with off-street parking include: •  Foxcroft Lake, Elder and Birch, Aurora •  Jericho Lake, Jericho Road, Aurora •  Lake Gregory/Blackberry Farm (with paid admission), 100 S. Barnes Road, Aurora •  Spring Lake, McCoy and Frontenac, Aurora •  Waubonsie Lake, Montgomery and Kautz, Aurora •  Wheatland Lake, Barrington and Spinnaker, Aurora Boat ramp locations: •  Veterans Island •  South River Street Park

• Spring Lake Park •  Jericho Lake Park

Boat dock locations: • Waubonsie Lake •  Spring Lake

• Veterans Island •  Jericho Lake

Trails The park district features more than 43 miles of premier regional trails (trailheads with parking listed below). Trail maps are located on the “Park and Trails” tab at foxvalleyparkdistrict.org. Fox River Trail East •  Lippold Park on Route 25 •  Red Oak Nature Center on Route 25 •  North Aurora Island Park at State Street Bridge •  South Island Park on Ashland Avenue •  South Broadway Park on Route 25 in Montgomery •  Route 25 just west of Marsch Avenue in Montgomery •  Route 25 just north of East Mill Street in Montgomery Fox River Trail West •  State Street Bridge in North Aurora •  Cole Center on Illinois Avenue •  Illinois Avenue west of Route 25 at the Cole Center Virgil L. Gilman Trail •  Route 30/Hill Avenue north of Route 34 •  Montgomery Road at Hinman Street •  Lebanon Park at Parker and Douglas •  South River Street Park at South River Street and Sard Avenue •  Terry Avenue north of Jericho Road •  Edgelawn Drive north of Jericho Road •  Orchard Road and Prairie Street •  Blackberry Farm/Splash Country Water Park •  Galena Boulevard between Barnes and Densmore Waubonsie Creek Trail •  Spring Lake Park at McCoy Drive and Frontenac •  Wetlands Park on South Oakhurst Drive •  Waubonsie Lake Park at Kautz Road •  Eola Community Center •  Waubonsie Creek Park at Montgomery Road Aurora branch of the Illinois Prairie Path •  Farnsworth Avenue between Reckinger and Molitor •  North of Illinois Avenue between Route 31 and 25 adjacent to the City of Aurora

Sledding Open dawn to dusk when snow is on the ground. Beginners: Lincoln Park at Russell Avenue and Lakewood Place in Aurora Intermediate: Waubonsie Lake Park at Montgomery and Kautz roads in Aurora

Ice Skating Open when six inches of ice forms. Green flag indicates it’s safe to skate. Red flag indicates unsafe conditions. •  Splash Country Water Park pond: 195 S. Barnes Road in Aurora •  Wheatland Park pond: Barrington and Spinnaker drives in Aurora

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Outdoor Facilities Disc Golf Course

Garden Plots

The Park District’s 18-hole disc golf course is located on the west side of Montgomery between Jericho Lake Park and the Stuart Sports Complex at the corner of Barnes and Jericho roads. The park is open year-round and is free to play. Two sets of tees allow the course to be played at varying lengths – amateur or pro. Blackberry Creek winds its way through the course, providing a backdrop on six of the 18 holes.

The Park District has reservable garden plots available each growing season at two different sites: •  Jericho and Barnes roads: 260 plots on Aurora’s west side (reservations accepted only at the Prisco Community Center) •  Oakhurst Forest Preserve (1680 Fifth Ave.): 250 plots on Aurora’s east side (reservations accepted only at the Eola Community Center)

Outdoor Tennis Courts

Plots can be accessed from April 15 to Oct. 15. For 2013, those who rented garden plots in 2012 may reserve their same plots beginning March 4. Beginning March 11, any remaining plots will be available on a first-come, firstserved basis. Plots are 20 feet by 30 feet. Water is not available at the garden plot sites. Cost is $15 for residents; $30 for non-residents.

•  Austin Memorial Park: 2 courts, shelter, open dawn to dusk (Mill Street at Route 25) •  Goodwin Park/Goodwin Elementary School*: 4 courts, open dawn to dusk (Harmony Drive and Poplar Place, Aurora) •  Washington Park/Washington Middle School*: 9 courts, shelter, lighted until 11 p.m. (231 S. Constitution Drive, Aurora) •  Waubonsie Valley High School*: 12 courts, shelter, lighted until 11 p.m. (2590 Ogden Ave., Aurora; tennis entrance off Eola Road) *Please contact schools directly for court availability during the school year.

Shelter Reservations

Reservation are accepted for the following park shelters: Park Shelter

Playground

Grill

Sand Volleyball

Austin Park**

2

10

100

Reservations are accepted for 2013 starting the first weekday in February (Friday, Feb. 1) only at the following locations:

Blackberry Trails

2

12

150

Cool Acres

2

30

200

•  Cole Center, 101 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora •  Eola Community Center, 555 S. Eola Road, Aurora •  Prisco Community Center, 150 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora

Copley I

6

60

Greene Field

15

100

The Fox Valley Park District has 17 picnic shelters available to reserve for family gatherings and special events. Shelters must be reserved for groups of 25 people or more from May 1 to Oct. 27.

The reservation fee for all shelters except Cool Acres is $60 for residents and $90 for non-residents. There is an additional $100 refundable security deposit required, payable at the time the reservation is made. Call 630897-0516 for Cool Acres information and fees. For more information, hours and amenities, visit the District’s website or call 630-897-0516. For shelter locations, visit foxvalleyparkdistrict.org.

Basketball Tables Shelter Capacity

Jericho Lake Lebanon

2

Martin Luther King

2

May Street

Montgomery

1

New Haven

1

N. Aurora Island

Simmons

Spring Lake

6

50

15

100

15

150

4

30

4

30

5

50

10

100

1

10

100

1

10

100

4

40

8

60

15

150

Waubonsie Creek Waubonsie Lake*

Wheatland

*Reservations also available weekends only Nov. 2 to 17. **No Moon Jumps allowed.

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a r o f g n i k o Lo t s o h o t n locatio p u o r g t x e your n ? g n i r e h t a g Fox Valley Park District has facilities that can accommodate: Birthday Parties • Anniversary Parties • Graduation Parties • Baby & Bridal Showers • Wedding Receptions • Family Reunions • Company Picnics • Meetings & Banquets Eola Community Center 630-851-8990

Prisco Community Center 630-859-8606

Vaughan Athletic Center 630-907-9600

Blackberry Farm 630-892-1550

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The Fox Valley Park District has 17 picnic shelters available to reserve for family gatherings and special events. Shelters must be reserved for groups of 25 people or more from May 1 to Oct. 27. Reservations are accepted at the following locations: • Cole Center: 101 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora • Eola Community Center: 555 S. Eola Road, Aurora • Prisco Community Center: 150 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora For more information and a complete list of locations, visit foxvalleyparkdistrict.org or call 630-897-0516.

Orchards Restaurant 630-907-0600


Blackberry Farm

100 S. Barnes Road, Aurora 60506 630-892-1550 Blackberry Farm is a living history museum where pioneer life is re-created through educational demonstrations and hands-on fun. Set amid 54 scenic acres with a lake, ponds and a meandering stream, the pioneer village features costumed historical interpreters teaching visitors about life in the late 1800s. Picnic areas and park concessions are available. Visitors may purchase food or pack their own lunch. Admission includes unlimited rides on the train, hay wagon, carousel, paddle boats, ponies and pedal tractor course. Don’t miss the new Adventure Playground!

What to Do

What to See

Carousel Enjoy the old-fashioned merry-go-round reminiscent of fairs and carnivals from yesteryear.

Wagner House (1840s) Explore this historic post-and-beam-constructed home.

Train This steam-engine-replica train and its open-air passenger cars travel around Lake Gregory.

Pottery Shop (1850s) See how pioneer cookware is crafted from wet clay to finished product; all items are fired on-site.

Hay Wagon Rides Hop aboard to enjoy a ride in the same way pioneer farm kids used to get around. Pony Rides Children delight in saddling up for a ride in a fenced area (available for children under 70 pounds). Pedal Tractor Course Kids can take the wheel and “drive” their own mini-pedal tractor.

Pioneer Cabin (1840s) Observe demonstrations of Dutch-oven cooking, candle dipping, soap making, heirloom gardens and butter making. Spinning and Weaving Cabin (1860s) Watch and learn how spinners card and spin wool for clothing. Observe weavers working on rugs and textiles on antique looms. One-Room Schoolhouse (1880s) One school, one classroom – see what learning was like for students in the 1880s.

Huntoon House (1890s) See Victorian room settings, treadle sewing demonstrations, quilting and exhibits. Blacksmith Shop (1900s) Watch the blacksmith at work on the forge. Early Streets Museum Visit 12 old-fashioned shops in this replica of late 1800s downtown Aurora. Carriage House View more than 40 vintage carriages, sleighs and commercial vehicles in this nationally recognized display. Farm Museum Check out displays of rare antique farm implements and tools. Discovery Barn See chickens, sheep, piglets, baby goats, a cow and more.

Directions Take the E-W tollway (I-88) to the Orchard Road exit, turn south. Turn right on Galena Boulevard, go west one-half mile and turn left on Barnes Road to the park. Call 630-892-1550 for other routes.

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New features! • Adventure Playground • Paddle Boats • Events Plaza • Performance Shelter • Boat Shelter


Blackberry Farm March Special Event 5K Spring Gallop.................................................March 30 See pages 6 and 32

April Special Events Spring Spruce-Up.................................................. April 20 See page 7 and 62 Laura Ingalls Wilder Girl Scout Event...................... April 20 See page 61

May Special Events Opening Day...........................................................May 1 Mother’s Day (live music).......................................May 12 Spring on the Farm................................................May 18 Flower Power Planting Party..................................May 18 See page 7

Hours

Monday to Friday.......................... 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday / Sunday................................. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Holidays......................................... 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Season Passes Buy early and save! Admission includes unlimited rides on the train, haywagon, paddle boats, carousel and ponies! Our pioneer village features historical interpreters teaching visitors about life in the late 1800s, a barn with farm animals, lush perennial gardens, picnic areas, a scenic lake, food service, gift shop and Adventure Playground!

2013 Regular Season May 1 to September 30 To purchase a season pass, complete the form on page 122 or visit foxvalleyparkdistrict.org

Admission Rates Resident Child/Senior............................................. $4.50 Resident Adult............................................................. $5 Non-resident Child/Senior............................................. $7 Non-resident Adult....................................................... $8 Children ages 2 and under......................................... Free

Individual Season Pass Rates (through April 30)

Resident..................................................................... $25 Non-resident.............................................................. $35

Family Season Pass Rates (through April 30) Resident Family (4 members)..................................... $80 Each additional resident family member.................. $20 Non-resident Family (4 members)............................ $120 Each additional non-resident family member........... $30

Family Season Pass Rates (Starting May 1) Resident Family (4 members)................................... $100 Each additional resident family member.................. $20 Non-resident Family (4 members)............................ $140 Each additional non-resident family member........... $30

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Season Pass Form Household Registration for Season Passes and ID Cards office use (date received): ___________

Directions:

1. Fill in information on the form. Doublecheck the correct fee was used. See boxes for rate information. 2. Stop by the Prisco or Eola Community Center or the Vaughan Athletic Center to have new ID photos taken for each family, if needed. The first ID card for each person is free; a replacement costs $5.

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Blackberry Farm Season Pass Rates*

Aquatic Center Season Pass Rates* season Pass

to april 30, 2013

Beginning May 1, 2013

Standard Pass (Ages 13 and older)

$55(R) / $65(N)

$65(R) / $75(N)

Individual (Ages 2 and under)

Child Pass (Ages 2 to 12)

$49(R) / $59(N)

$59(R) / $69(N)

Family (Up to 4 members)

Free

Free

$35(R) / $39(N)

$45(R) / $49(N)

Children under 2 Twilight Pass (all ages) (good after 4 p.m. weekdays and all day on weekends and holidays)

Children under 2 are free and do not need an ID card. *Non-resident rates apply if not a resident of Aurora, North Aurora, Montgomery or Sugar Grove.

season Pass

to april 30, 2013

Beginning May 1, 2013

$30(R) / $25(N)

$30(R) / $40(N)

$80(R) / $120(N) Each addl’ member: $20(R) / $30(N)

$100(R) / $140(N) Each addl’ member: $20(R) / $30(N)

Children ages 2 and under are free and do not need an ID card. Season passes are valid May 1 to Sept. 30. *Non-resident rates apply if not a resident of Aurora, North Aurora, Montgomery or Sugar Grove.

the cut-off date for a pro-rated refund of a season pass purchase due to relocation, illness or other legitimate request is June 30, 2013. no refunds will be issued after that date.

Aquatics Season Pass Waiver and Release of All Claims and Assumption of Risk Please read this form carefully and be aware that in consideration for this Aquatics Season Pass, you will be expressly assuming the risk and legal liability and waiving and releasing all claims for injuries, damages or loss which you or your minor child/ward might sustain as a result of participating in any and all activities connected with and associated with use of the Fox Valley Park District aquatic facilities and programs. I recognize and acknowledge that there are certain inherent risks of physical injury to patrons of aquatic facilities, and I voluntarily agree to assume the full risk of any injuries, damages or loss, regardless of severity that my minor child/ward or I may sustain as a result of participating in any and all activities and programs connected with or associated with this Aquatics Season Pass. I further recognize and agree that lifeguards and other aquatic staff are not responsible for supervising my activities or the activities of my minor child(ren) and I agree that I am solely responsible for supervising my minor children and/or assessing whether my children are physically fit and/or adequately skilled for aquatic activities. I further agree to waive and relinquish all claims I or my minor child/ward may have (or accrue to me or my child/ward) as a result of use of the Fox Valley Park District’s aquatic facilities and programs against the Fox Valley Park District, including its officials, agents, volunteers and employees (hereinafter collectively referred as “District”).

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I do hereby fully release and forever discharge the District from any and all claims for injuries, damages or loss that my minor child/ward or I may have or which may accrue to me or my minor child/ward and arising out of, connected with, or in any way associated with use of the District’s aquatic facilities and programs. i have read and fully understand the above important information, warning of risk, assumption of risk and waiver and release of all claims. if registering online or via fax, my on-line or facsimile signature shall substitute for and have the same legal effect as an original form signature. PartiCiPant’s naMe ______________________________________________ (Please print) PartiCiPant’s signature __________________________________________ (18 years or older or Parent/Guardian) Participation will be denied if this waiver is not signed and dated. Date _________________


Vaughan Aquatic Center Vaughan Aquatic Center Aquatic Annual Passes The Vaughan Aquatic Center has three pools that are open yearround for water fun and exercise for all levels of swimmers. Men’s, women’s and family locker rooms are available on the first floor free of charge. Swimmers must bring their own towel and lock.

Water Park/Water Play The Water Park features a zero-depth entry with a two-story enclosed slide, body slide and interactive water play elements that bring out the child in everyone. Hours Monday to Friday: Tuesday/Thursday: Saturday/Sunday:

4 to 8 p.m. 9 to 11 a.m. Noon to 5 p.m.

Lap Pool An eight-lane, 25-yard-by-25-yard lap pool is available for open and lap swim, swim lessons, water exercise, birthday parties and private rentals. Adult Lap Swim Hours Monday to Friday: 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Family Open Swim Hours Monday to Friday: Noon to 4 p.m. and 8 to 9 p.m. Saturday/Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m.

Therapy Pool A warm water therapy pool is used for various Park District and Fox Valley Special Recreation programs. Hours Monday to Friday: 5 to 9 a.m. Adults only 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Adults only 7 to 9 p.m. Adults only* Saturday: Noon to 2:30 p.m. Families welcome!* 2:30 to 5 p.m. Adults only Sunday: Noon to 2:30 p.m. Adults only 2:30 to 5 p.m. Families welcome! *Share with programs for part of the time

Pool Rental The indoor Water Park/Water Play area is available for birthday parties and private rentals. For rentals, contact Megan Grady at 630-907-9613. For birthday parties, contact Jen Manos at 630-907-9600.

Aquatic pass holders have access to all three pools during public hours. Type

Monthly EFT Resident

One Year Enrollment Fee Resident Non-resident

Non-resident

Individual

$17

$20

$25

$204

$240

Student/Senior

$13

$15

$25

$156

$180

Couple

$25

$30

$45

$300

$360

Senior Couple

$22

$27

$45

$264

$324

Family (3)

$34

$40

$65

$408

$480

Aquatic Daily Passes Please visit the guest services desk in the main hallway. No charge for children under age 2. Type

Daily Pass Fee (Through April 30)

Daily Pass Fee (Starting May 1)

Resident

Non-resident

Resident

Non-resident

Individual

$6

$8

$7

$9

Student

$5

$7

$6

$8

Senior

$4

$6

$5

$7

The Fox Valley Park District is committed to ensuring the safety of guests and asks everyone to follow these regulations: • G  uests and participants entering the aquatic deck for open swim must pay admission. • Children under 12 years old are to be accompanied and actively supervised by a guest 16 years and older. • Adult Swim is designated for ages 16 years and up. Children ages 12 to 15 may use the facility during this time when accompanied and actively supervised by a parent/guardian on the pool deck. • Unsupervised patrons ages 12 to 15 may use the facility during Family Open Swim only. • Parents or guardians are responsible for supervising their children. Lifeguards are on duty to enforce rules and respond in case of emergency. • Guests under 48 inches tall must be wearing life jackets or be within arm’s reach of their parent or guardian at all times. • All life jackets must be U.S. Coast Guard approved. Other floatation devices must be approved by the management prior to entering the facility. • Guests must be 48 inches tall to ride on the waterslides. • Guests are encouraged to make any special needs known to the management, who will be happy to assist guests. • Guests must wear commercially sold swimsuits to participate in aquatic activities. • Only white T-shirts may be worn with swimsuits; colored shirts are not allowed. • All apparel and footwear brought into the facility and worn on the deck must be clean. • Children not yet toilet-trained must wear a swim diaper. • Guests are required to shower before swimming. • Tobacco and alcohol are strictly prohibited. • Outside food and beverage – including coolers – are not allowed in the facility. • Cell phones may not be used in the locker rooms. •  Management reserves the right to close the facility due to unsafe conditions. • Admission into the facility may be refused to persons with potentially hazardous medical conditions. • Please lock belongings. The Fox Valley Park District is not responsible for loss or theft of any personal items. • Management may modify these regulations to ensure the safety of guests. • Vigilance Awareness Training is conducted. Testing provides the aquatic staff with training when safety mannequins are placed into the pool for practice rescues. 123


Vaughan Field House Vaughan Field House

Child Care Area

The Vaughan Athletic Center Field House has a total of 41,000 square feet with four basketball courts surrounded by a 1/8-mile lower track and 1/6-mile upper track, featuring three batting/golf cages. The track can be used for a daily fee (see the fees and times below). There are times set aside for open basketball for youth and adults (see the fees and times on page 21).

Babysitting at the Vaughan Athletic Center is available for parents who are utilizing the facility. Child care is available on a first-come, first-served basis to children ages 6 weeks to 11 years. Parents must remain in the facility while their children are using child care services.

Field House Open Track Hours Monday to Friday Saturday Sunday

foxvalleyparkdistrict.org

There is a one-hour maximum for infants and a two-hour maximum for all other children per day. Reservations are required for children under one year of age, not yet walking and/or children requiring special accommodations. Reservations are available 48 hours in advance. Call 630-907-9600.

5 a.m. to 2 p.m. 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Note: The track may not be available at all times due to programming and/or special events. The Vaughan Athletic Center reserves the right to not allow track use during certain times due to programming and safety concerns. Check our website for closings.

Hours Monday to Friday ... 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday .........................................8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday ............................................Noon to 4 p.m.

Field House Track and Track Pass Enjoy a walk or run around the climate-controlled 1/8-mile track on the lower level or 1/6-mile track on the upper level. The track can be used for a daily fee; there is no charge for Fitness and All-Inclusive members. Senior citizens may purchase a Track Pass for $10, which is good for 30 days of unlimited use of the lower-level or upper-level track. Please bring a change of shoes for walking.

Type

Rate

Daily pass for members / residents

$2 per hour per child

Daily pass for non-residents

$3 per hour per child

Type

Rate

Punch pass

$20 ($22 value)

Vaughan Fitness or All-Inclusive members

Free

$20

Residents

$2

Monthly membership pass (1 child)

Non-residents

$3

Monthly membership pass (2 or more)

$35

Seniors

$1 (or $10 per month for Track Pass)

Note: The track may not be available at all times due to programming and/or special events. The Vaughan Athletic Center reserves the right to not allow track use during certain times due to programming and safety concerns. Check our website for closings.

Batting/Golf Cages The Vaughan Athletic Center is equipped with three batting cages that may be rented by the hour. See page 23 for more information.

Field House Rentals The Field House and track are available for rent. Courts can be rented by the hour. Call Jordan Real at 630-907-9600 for availability. Type

Per Court

Entire Field House

Resident / Non-profit

$45 per hour

$200 per hour

Non-resident / Non-profit

$55 per hour

$240 per hour

Commercial resident

$65 per hour

$280 per hour

Commercial non-resident

$75 per hour

$320 per hour

Open Gym Schedule Open gym is available at the Vaughan Athletic Center, Prisco and Eola Community Centers throughout the year. See page 21 for more information and schedules. 124

Indoor Playhouse The Indoor Playhouse is open to children ages 3 to 11 with their parent’s supervision. Parents must check in at guest services to sign waiver. Members and residents: $2 per hour per child Non-residents: $3 per hour per child Hours Monday to Friday ................................... 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday ................................................ 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday ............................................ 8 a.m. to noon


Vaughan Tennis Center Vaughan Tennis Center Everyone from the highly competitive to purely social player can take advantage of the nine indoor tennis courts at the Vaughan Athletic Center. The indoor tennis season runs from late August to May. The indoor courts are available for lessons, leagues and open play. Athletic Program Manager: Brad Schmidt Head Pro: Todd Bartolomeo

Tennis Center Hours – Fall/Spring Prime Hours* Monday to Thursday Friday Saturday & Sunday

6 to 10 p.m. 6 to 9 p.m. 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Non-Prime Hours* Monday to Friday

7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

*Hours may vary to accommodate USTA matches.

Tennis Center Annual Pass Adult tennis pass holders enjoy: • Affordable permanent court time • Skills clinics for men and women • Ability to reserve a court in advance • Traveling team participation • Discount on court time rates • Tennis Lobby & Pro Shop – Full-service tennis apparel and • Organized leagues and tournament play equipment

Tennis-Only Annual Pass Rates Type

Annual Fee

Ball Machine (any time of day) Pass holders/Non-pass holders................................. $5 per hour

Ladies Northern Illinois Traveling Tennis League The Northern Illinois Traveling Tennis League, established more than 20 years ago, practices once a week and plays matches on Thursdays or Fridays. Anyone interested in an organized ladies tennis league during the week may call the tennis desk at 630-907-8067.

Resident

Non-resident

Individual Adult

$100

$150

Private Tennis Instruction

Couple

$175

$250

Tennis staff provides excellent private instruction. Lesson rates range from $50 to $70 per hour.

Court Time Rates

Permanent Court Time

Advance reservations: Type

Fee

Non-prime hours

$20 per hour whole court

Prime hours

$24 per hour whole court

Guest Fee – non-pass holder

$6 per visit

Vaughan Tennis members have the privilege of securing permanent court time. For more information, contact Brad Schmidt at 630-907-8067.

Less than 24 hours advance notice: Type

Fee

Pass Holders Only – non-prime hours

$16 per hour whole court

Guest Fee – non-pass holder

$6 per visit

Youth Program Participants

$12 per hour

Senior Play – 6 courts reserved (must be 55 or better): Type

Fee

Pass & Non-Pass Holders – Monday to Thursday: 7 to 9 a.m.; Friday: 7 to 8:30 a.m.

$3 per player

Pass & Non-Pass Holders – Any other time slot Note: Senior non-pass holders may only make reservations less than 24 hours in advance for this rate.

$12 per hour max 2 hours

Court Guidelines • Please check in at the front desk. • Players must wear appropriate tennis attire; only tennis shoes may be worn. • All court rules, regulations and courtesies shall be observed. • Private instructors are required to have written authorization from the park district to conduct lessons. • Courts may be reserved at the tennis desk or by calling 630-907-8067. • The park district reserves the right to ask players to leave if guidelines are not followed.

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Vaughan Fitness Center Vaughan Fitness Center 2121 W. Indian Trail, Aurora 60506 630-907-9600 Fitness Center Manager: Mike Struck

General Information The Vaughan Fitness Center is dedicated to fitness excellence with quality equipment and programs designed to offer members the best value for their fitness dollar. The fitness center, track and group exercise classes are available for use by either purchasing an annual pass or paying a daily fee. The Fitness Center at the Vaughan Athletic Center includes the following features and amenities: • Expanded full-service fitness area with more than 200 pieces of cardiovascular and weight equipment, including more than 8,000 pounds of free weights in one convenient area. • A cardio and stretching room providing additional cardiovascular equipment and a more private stretching area. • State-of-the-art strength equipment, including Cybex, Life Fitness, Precor, Cable Motion, Hammer Strength and more than four tons of free weights. • Cardiovascular conditioning center with treadmills, upright and recumbent cycles, stair climbers, ellipticals and rowers, featuring Life Fitness, Nautilus, Cybex, Precor, Stairmaster and Star Trac. • Cardiovascular pieces with individual viewing screens and remote entertainment features. • Three group exercise studios featuring step, kickboxing, Zumba, Spinning, muscle conditioning, Pilates, yoga, senior exercise and Tai Chi. • Nationally certified personal trainers and group exercise instructors. • Reduced-impact, 1/6-mile suspended indoor track overlooking the Field House. • Fully appointed executive locker rooms with steam room, sauna, grooming aids and accessories, fresh towel service and private access.* • Reciprocal privileges at the Eola and Prisco Fitness Centers. * Available at additional charge.

Fitness Pass Information Individuals or families may join the Vaughan Athletic Center on a yearly basis or may pay a daily fee. A convenient monthly payment plan is available as an alternative to paying the entire annual fee at one time. Please inquire with a sales consultant for more information. Vaughan Athletic Center Fitness and All-Inclusive Passes include reciprocal privileges with the fitness centers at Eola and Prisco.

Fitness-Only Reciprocal Pass Rates Type

Monthly EFT Resident

Non-resident

Reciprocal Pass – Individual

$33

$40

Reciprocal Pass – Student/Senior

$25

Reciprocal Pass – Couple

Enrollment Fee

Annual Fee Resident

Non-resident

$25

$396

$480

$30

$25

$300

$360

$50

$60

$45

$600

$720

Reciprocal Pass – Senior Couple

$42

$51

$45

$504

$612

Reciprocal Pass – Family (3)*

$63

$75

$65

$756

$900

*Add additional family members for $6/person per month (residents) or $8/person per month (non-residents). Fitness passes are available for ages 7 and up. Each family membership allows for only two adults over the age of 22 per account.

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Fitness Center Hours Monday to Friday Saturday Sunday

5 a.m. to 10 p.m. 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Fitness Support Upon enrollment to the Fitness Center at the Vaughan Athletic Center, the pass holder will receive two complimentary consultations with a personal trainer to help individuals achieve their fitness goals.

Fitness Center Track The three-lane sports track for walking, jogging and running with various exercise stations is for adults at any ability level. This track is available to anyone 11 years of age or older for $2 per visit. Use of the track is included with a Fitness Pass or All-Inclusive Pass. Non-residents and all non-verified residents pay $3. Children 11 to 15 years of age need a parent-signed waiver and must be accompanied by an adult to utilize the track (waivers are available at the Fitness Center desk). Proof of age and residency is required. Note: The track may not be available at all times due to programming and/or special events. The Vaughan Athletic Center reserves the right to not allow track use during certain times due to programming and safety concerns. Check our website for closings.


Vaughan Fitness Center Fitness Floor Guidelines

All-Inclusive Pass

• Please check in at the Fitness Center desk by presenting a valid pass card before working out. • Members and guests must wear appropriate workout attire. Socks and athletic shoes are required. Shirts must be worn at all times. Jeans, open-toed or open-backed shoes, boots, sandals or casual shoes are not allowed. • Except for capped water bottles, food and drinks are prohibited in the Fitness Center. • Children under the age of 11 are not permitted in the Fitness Center unless participating in a kids fitness program authorized by the center. • Members and guests 11 to 15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Equipment restrictions apply; time and day limitations may apply. Contact the fitness desk for more information. • Children ages 11 to 13 must complete an orientation prior to using the fitness area.

All-Inclusive Pass holders enjoy unlimited access to fitness, aquatic, track and tennis facilities during public hours at the most economical price. Fitness, aquatic and track use is free; tennis courts require a small, additional fee. Pass benefits also include: • Discounted aquatic program fees. • Free open basketball and volleyball in the 41,000-square-foot Field House during scheduled open gym hours.

Daily Fees at Vaughan Athletic Center The Vaughan Athletic Center is for everyone. An annual pass is not required to use the facilities or to register for programs and activities. Daily fees are available for those patrons who are not pass holders or for guests of pass holders. Note: Tennis court fees additional. All-Inclusive Daily Fee (Fitness, Track, Aquatics, Tennis)

Resident

Non-resident

Individual

$10

$12

Student

$8

$10

Senior

$8

$10

Under 2

Free

Free

Fitness Daily Fee

Resident

Non-resident

Individual

$8

$10

Student

$6

$8

Senior

$6

$8

Resident

Non-resident

Individual

$2

$3

Senior (or $10/mo.)

$1

$1

Resident

Non-resident

Youth (under 18)

$3

$4

Adult (18 & up)

$4

$5

Senior (55 & up)

$3

$4

Resident

Non-resident

Individual

$6

$8

Student

$5

$7

Senior

$4

$6

Under 2

Free

Free

Track Daily Fee

Open Gym Daily Fee

Aquatics Daily Fee

Type All-Inclusive Pass – Individual All-Inclusive Pass – Student/Senior All-Inclusive Pass – Couple All-Inclusive Pass – Senior Couple All-Inclusive Pass – Family (3)*

Monthly EFT Resident Non-resident

Annual Fee Enrollment Fee Resident Non-resident

$49

$60

$55

$588

$720

$36

$44

$55

$432

$528

$67

$80

$105

$804

$960

$54

$65

$105

$648

$780

$82

$98

$155

$984

$1,176

Note: Published prices are subject to change without notice. Corporate passes are available to any company registering a minimum of 10 employees as pass holders. Contact the Corporate Pass consultant at 630-907-9600. *Add additional family members ages 2 and up for $6/person per month (residents) or $8/person per month (non-residents). Please note that children must be 11 years or older to use the fitness floor, and 7 years or older to participate in specific group exercise classes.

Full-Service Locker Room An upgrade can be added to any pass to utilize the full-service locker rooms. Amenities include steam room, sauna, toiletries, towel service and key card access. The full-service locker rooms are available to All-Inclusive Pass holders ages 18 and up for $10 per month, and to fitness and aquatics pass holders 18 and up for $20 per month.

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Eola Fitness Center Eola Fitness Center 555 S. Eola Road, Aurora 60504 630-966-4551 Fitness Supervisor: Joe Nidea

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Fitness Center Hours Monday to Friday Saturday Sunday

5 a.m. to 10 p.m. 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

General Information The Eola Fitness Center is dedicated to fitness excellence with quality equipment and programs designed to offer the best value for the fitness dollar. The fitness center, track and group exercise classes are available for use by purchasing an annual pass or paying a daily fee.

Facility Amenities

Fitness Floor Guidelines

• Nationally certified personal trainers. • Nationally certified group exercise instructors. • A full-service fitness floor with more than 95 pieces of cardio and weight training equipment, plus free weights. • State-of-the-art strength equipment, including Life Fitness, Precor, Hammer Strength, Body Master, Cybex and Paramount. • A cardiovascular conditioning center with treadmills, upright and recumbent cycles, stair climbers and ellipticals featuring Life Fitness, Precor, Stair Master and True. • A group exercise studio featuring cardio, body sculpting, Zumba, Yoga and more. • Pass-holder access locker room with showers and sauna.

• Please check in at the Fitness Center desk by presenting a valid membership card before working out. • Members and guests must wear appropriate workout attire. Socks and athletic shoes are required. Shirts must be worn at all times. Jeans, open-toed or open-backed shoes, boots, sandals or casual shoes are not allowed. • Except for capped water bottles, food and drinks are not allowed in the Fitness Center. • Children under the age of 14 are not permitted in the Fitness Center unless in a designated class or with a trainer. • Members 14 to 15 years of age must be directly supervised by an adult 18 years or older at all times.

Note: Stretching sessions, fitness assessments and a body composition analysis are available upon request.

Open Gym Schedule Open gym is available at the Vaughan Athletic Center, Prisco and Eola Community Centers throughout the year. See page 21 for more information and schedules.

Child Care Service The child care service can accommodate infants through elementary school-aged children. This service is available to guests utilizing the facilities. The number of infants is limited, so reserve a spot for infants and children who are not yet walking 24 hours in advance during posted hours. Parents must remain in the facility while their children are using child care services.

Child Care Fees $2 per resident child per hour / $3 per non-resident child per hour 10-punch or 20-punch Baby Port Passes also are available

Child Care Hours Monday to Friday 8:45 a.m. to noon Monday to Thursday 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday 8:30 a.m. to noon Sunday Closed

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Eola Fitness Center Fitness Passes

Eola Fitness Pass Options

Individuals, couples or families may join the Eola Fitness Center on a yearly basis or pay a daily fee to use the facility. A convenient monthly payment plan is available as an alternative to paying the entire annual fee at one time. Anyone 14 years of age and older may be a pass holder. Those ages 14 and 15 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Those ages 16 and 17 need a parent to register them but may work out independently.

This pass includes unlimited use of the track and weight room as well as locker room access at the Eola Fitness Center only. This pass does not have reciprocal privileges at Vaughan or Prisco. This pass option does not include group exercise classes.

Eola Fitness Pass

Reciprocal Pass This is an annual pass that includes two free orientation sessions, unlimited use of the track and fitness floor, unlimited group exercise classes and free open gym use. This pass has reciprocal privileges at the Vaughan Fitness Center and the Prisco Fitness Center (with an exception of no group exercises offered at Prisco Fitness Center).

Eola Fitness Pass Categories Individual Entitles one person to use of the facility during public hours. May not be transferred or shared.

Couple Entitles two individuals residing in the same household to use of the facility during public hours.

Student/Senior

Fitness Support Upon enrollment at the Eola Fitness Center, new annual pass holders will receive an orientation and assessment, including body composition, blood pressure screening and program recommendations. (The orientation and assessment must be used in the first month of a new membership.) Additional evaluations and reassessments are available for an extra fee.

Fitness Center Track – Indoor Track Use

Eola Daily Passes (proof of residency required) Resident

Non-Resident

Individual

$8

$10

Senior/Student

$6

$8

Resident

Non-Resident

Individual

$2

$3

Senior

$1

$1

Track

Family Entitles three immediate family members residing in the same household to use of the facility during public hours. Additional family members ages 14 to 21 residing in the same household may be included in a family membership for an additional monthly fee of $6 per person for residents ($72 annually) and $8 per person for non-residents ($96 annually). Up to two adults are allowed on each membership. Other family members ages 22 and up residing in the same household must obtain a separate membership pass.

Eola Fitness Pass Pricing

The three-lane sports track is great for walking, jogging or running at any ability level. The 1/6-mile long track is available to anyone 14 years of age or older for $2 per visit for residents and $3 per visit for non-residents, for those who are not a fitness pass holder. Note: Residents must show a valid driver’s license or resident ID card. Children 14 to 17 years of age need a parent-signed waiver to utilize the track (waivers are available at the Fitness Club desk). Proof of age and residency is required. Children ages 14 and 15 must be directly supervised by an adult 18 or older to use the track.

Fitness

A student pass is open to high school and full-time college students. High school students must show a student ID and college students must show proof of 12 credit hours at the time of registration. A senior pass may be purchased by adults ages 55 and up. Proof of age is required.

Pass Type

Resident

Non-resident

12-visit Punch Pass

$42

$63

1-month Senior/Student

$35

$50

1-month Individual

$50

$65

3-month Senior/Student

$90

$120

3-month Individual

$120

$160

Monthly EFT

Annual Fee

Resident

Non-resident

Enrollment Fee

Resident

Non-resident

Annual Fitness Pass – Senior/Student

$16

$23

N/A

$190

$270

Annual Fitness Pass – Individual

$21

$28

N/A

$250

$330

Annual Fitness Pass – Couple

$35

$41

N/A

$410

$490

Annual Fitness Pass – Family (3)*

$45

$52

N/A

$540

$620

Reciprocal Pass – Individual

$33

$40

$25

$396

$480

Reciprocal Pass – Senior/Student

$25

$30

$25

$300

$360

Reciprocal Pass – Couple

$50

$60

$45

$600

$720

Reciprocal Pass – Senior Couple

$42

$51

$45

$504

$612

Reciprocal Pass – Family (3)*

$63

$75

$65

$756

$900

Pass Type

Note: Published prices are subject to change without notice. Corporate passes are available to any company registering a minimum of 10 employees as pass holders. Contact Fitness Supervisor Joe Nidea at 630-851-8990. *Add additional family members ages 14 and up for $6/person per month (residents) or $8/person per month (non-residents). Please note that children must be 14 years or older to use the fitness floor and participate in specific group exercise classes. 129


Certif

r s e n i a r T ied Personal

Benefits of Personal Training • O ne-on-one attention by nationally certified personal trainers • Specialized workouts tailored to individual needs • Preparation for a variety of sports activities • Recovering/increasing fitness levels • Body fat reduction • Cardiovascular and disease prevention • Motivation and encouragement • Accountability

Specialized Health & Fitness Training Certified trainers will develop a fitness program tailormade to fit individual needs and goals that include: • • • • • • • •

Cardiovascular and strength Flexibility Weight loss Sports-specific conditioning Functional training Neuromuscular disabilities Pregnancy Nutritional consultation

Group & individual packages available!

TRAINING PACKAGES available at 3 locations: Call for more information about rates and scheduling Vaughan Athletic Center 2121 W. Indian Trail, Aurora 630-907-9600

Eola Fitness Center 555 S. Eola Road, Aurora 630-851-8572

Prisco Fitness Center 150 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora 630-859-8606

Also Available! NUTRITION CONSULTATION PACKAGES Vaughan Athletic Center 2121 W. Indian Trail, Aurora 630-907-9600

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Prisco Fitness Center Prisco Fitness Center 150 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora 60506 630-859-8606

General Information The Prisco Fitness Center has a friendly atmosphere where people can work out in comfort. Individuals, couples and families are welcome.

Fitness Center Hours Monday to Thursday Friday Saturday

6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Prisco Fitness Pass

Facility Amenities

Individuals, couples or families may join the Prisco Fitness Center for one month, three months or one year – or may pay a daily fee to use the facility. Anyone 14 years of age and older may be a pass holder. Those ages 14 and 15 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Those ages 16 and 17 need a parent to register them but may work out independently.

• Weight-training machines • Cardiovascular conditioning equipment • Men’s and women’s locker rooms • Gym usage (when available)

Reciprocal Fitness Pass Allows privileges at Vaughan Fitness Center and Eola Community Center, including unlimited group exercise classes and open gym use.

Prisco Daily Passes (proof of residency required) Fitness Individual Senior/Student

Resident

Non-Resident

$6

$9

$4

Prisco Fitness Pass Options

Prisco Fitness Pass Pricing Prisco Pass Rates

Fee Non-resident

1-month Individual

$30

$45

N/A

1-month Student/Senior

$20

$30

N/A

3-month Individual

$60

$90

N/A

3-month Student/Senior

$40

$60

N/A

Annual Individual

$140

$210

$10

Annual Student/Senior

$100

$150

$10

Annual Couple

$215

$300

$10

Annual Family (3)

$315

$400

$10

$6

Monthly Fee Reciprocal Pass Rates Reciprocal Pass – Individual

Open Gym Schedule Open gym is available at the Vaughan Athletic Center, Prisco and Eola Community Centers throughout the year. See page 21 for more information and schedules.

Enrollment Fee*

Resident

Resident

Nonresident

$33

$40

Annual Fee

Enrollment Fee**

Resident

Nonresident

$25

$396

$480

Reciprocal Pass – Student/Senior

$25

$30

$25

$300

$360

Reciprocal Pass – Couple

$50

$60

$45

$600

$720

Reciprocal Pass – Senior Couple

$42

$51

$45

$504

$612

Reciprocal Pass – Family (3)

$63

$75

$65

$756

$900

*A $10 enrollment fee is required if current annual fitness membership has been expired for more than 30 days. **Existing Prisco members will not be charged an enrollment fee to upgrade their memberships.

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Orchard Valley Golf Course

Orchard Valley Golf Course 2411 W. Illinois Avenue Aurora 60506

Tee times orchardvalleygolf.com 630-907-0500 Named by GOLF Magazine as the sixth Best Public Golf Course in Illinois, residents of Fox Valley Park District can be proud to claim Orchard Valley as their own. Traversing wetlands and lakes, its spectacular, 6,800-yard layout of bent grass fairways and greens is maintained in pristine condition. With four sets of tees, Orchard Valley offers a unique challenge for golfers of every skill level. Swing on over – and enjoy a truly memorable golf experience at Orchard Valley.

Host your next golf outing at Orchard Valley Orchard Valley provides the perfect venue for hosting any type of golf event. The course can accommodate groups of 12 or more. For more information, please call 630-907-0500.

Orchard Valley 2013 GOLF PROGRAMS

Annual Golf Pass •  Offering Weekday and Unlimited Passes •  Includes range balls, discount cart fees and more Play & Practice •  Single, Couples, Family Passes available! •  Unlimited range balls and exclusive discount golf access •  Plus supplementary discounts and benefits Instructional Programs •  Individual and group lessons available for all skill levels •  Visit chicagolandgolfacademy.com for more information Leagues •  Mens, Ladies, Couples and Senior Leagues •  Start dates in May

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Orchards Restaurant Perfect for your next special event! Award-winning Orchards Restaurant offers the perfect venue for any function or get-together. Affordable options for luncheon and dinner celebrations, showers or parties, are our specialty. Orchards Restaurant provides complete professional event management to create customized special events. Contact the Banquet Manager at 630-907-0600 or visit orchardvalleygolf.com to start the planning process today.

Orchards Restaurant and Orchard Valley Bar & Grill 2411 W. Illinois Avenue Aurora 60506

Reservations 630-907-0600

Orchards Restaurant and Orchard Valley Bar and Grill offer delicious bar food for relaxing, 19th-hole dining along with a full menu of fine American selections. Come in for a great dinner or swing by and pick up a meal to go. Lunch: Tuesday to Friday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 5 to 8 p.m.

Orchard Valley GIFT CARDS

Surprise a special someone with an Orchard Valley gift card. This gift card can be used toward any purchase at Orchard Valley. Visit orchardvalleygolf.com to shop today!

Save the Dates!

Event Schedule

Sunday, March 31 Easter Brunch

Saturday, July 13 Monthly Scramble Event

Saturday, April 20 Spring Fling Scramble

Saturday, Aug. 17 Monthly Scramble Event

Sunday, May 12 Mother’s Day Brunch

Saturday, Sept. 14 Monthly Scramble Event

Saturday, May 18 Monthly Scramble Event

Saturday, Oct. 12 Fall Fling Scramble

Saturday, June 15 Monthly Scramble Event

Saturday, Nov. 9 Turkey Shoot

Monday, June 24 Fox Valley Park Foundation’s Golf For Kids Benefit Golf Outing

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Información en Español ¡Investiga esto! Busca este símbolo para programación adicional.

Oportunidades de Becas

El Distrito de Parques de Fox Valley ofrece un programa de becas para las familias residentes que están experimentando dificultades financieras. Los Residentes que califican pueden aplicar para recibir hasta $40 por persona para cada temporada del programa y usarse con programas no contractuales del Distrito de Parques. El programa deseado debe de tener espacio abierto durante la inscripción. Las solicitudes están disponibles en cualquier centro comunitario. Las solicitudes son aceptadas en el Cole Center, localizado en 101 W. Illinois Avenue en Aurora toda la semana durante las 8 a.m. y 5 p.m. Las familias deben de estar en o abajo del nivel de pobreza para calificar. Se toma de 4 a 6 semanas el trámite de solicitud. Fr e

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3 Maneras para Inscribirse

Nuestros programas están disponibles para todas las personas de todos los niveles de capacidad. Cualquier persona que necesite servicios especiales debe de llenar la información en la forma de registro.

1. Por Foxlink Internet www.foxvalleyparkdistrict.org Está disponible 24 horas al día, 7 días a la semana. Aquellos que tienen Identificaciones Foxlink para los miembros de familia y un número de PIN Familiar pueden matricularse por Internet cualquier tiempo del día. Tenga su VISA o MasterCard o Discover lista. Para matricularse en Foxlink, un miembro de la familia adulto debe de llenar la Forma de Información Familiar y regresarla al Distrito de Parques junto con un comprobante de dirección (licencia, ID del Estado, o el recibo de impuestos) ya sea dejándola en persona en el centro comunitario o faxeándola al 630-897-6896. La forma de Información Familiar está disponible en el sitio web www.foxvalleyparkdistrict.org o en cualquier centro comunitario. Después de procesar la forma de Información Familiar, el Distrito de Parques le enviara la carta con el número de PIN Familiar y las IDs Foxlink de cada miembro del hogar al contacto principal. El numero de PIN Familiar y las IDs Foxlink son requeridas al registrarse por Foxlink Internet y por el marcador de tono. Para más información, visite nuestro sitio web www.foxvalleyparkdistrict.org.

2. Por Correo/En Persona

Debe de hacer los cheques pagables a Fox Valley Park District. Llene la forma de registro y envié por correo a: FVPD, 150 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora, IL 60506 ATTN: Folleto de Registro.

3. En Persona

Comenzando el sábado, 16 de Febrero la matriculación será procesada durante las horas de oficina. Se acepta efectivo, cheque, VISA, MasterCard o Discover.

Calendario de Registro Registro de RESIDENTE – Sábado, 16 de Febrero a las 8:30 a.m.

Registro por Correo, en persona, Foxlink Internet y el Foxlink marcador de tono es aceptado para los residentes solamente en bases del primero en llegar es el primero en ser servido. Debe de incluir su pago con su registro. Si es puesto en la lista de espera, su pago permanecerá en su cuenta o se le regresara por completo a su pedido.

Registro para los NO-RESIDENTES – Lunes, 25 de Febrero

El registro para los no residentes comienza el lunes, 25 de Febrero. El registro para los residentes continuara durante toda la temporada.

Política de Cheques

Las clases deben ser pagadas en su totalidad en el momento de registro al menos que se notifique de otra manera. Los cheques deben ser hechos pagables al Fox Valley Park District.

Cuotas para los No-Residentes

Una persona viviendo afuera de los límites del Distrito de Parques de Aurora, North Aurora y Montgomery deben de pagar una cuota de no-residente. Nota: Las personas que viven en Sugar Grove pagan la cuota de residente pero no se pueden registrar hasta que comience el registro para los no-residentes.

Reservación de Gazebos El Fox Valley Park District tiene 17 gazebos para pasadías disponibles para reservaciones para reuniones familiares y eventos especiales. Los gazebos deben ser reservados para grupos de 25 personas o más, desde el 1 de Mayo hasta el 28 de Octubre. Las reservaciones para el 2013 comienzan el primer día de semana de Febrero (viernes, 1 de febrero) solamente en las siguientes localidades: • Cole Center, 101 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora • Eola Community Center, 555 S. Eola Road, Aurora • Prisco Community Center, 150 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora La tarifa de reservación para todos los gazebos, excepto Cool Acres es $60 para residentes y $90 para no-residentes. Hay un cargo adicional de $100 como depósito de seguridad requerido y debe pagarse al momento de hacer la reservación. Este depósito es reembolsable. Debe llamar al 630-897-0516 para información y tarifas de Cool Acres. Para más información, horarios y amenidades, visite nuestra página Web o llame al 630-897-0516. Para localización de los gazebos, visite foxvalleyparkdistrict.org.

•  Prisco Community Center, 150 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora, IL 60506 •  Eola Community Center, 555 S. Eola Road, Aurora, IL 60504 •  Vaughan Athletic Center, 2121 W. Indian Trail, Aurora, IL 60506

Servicio a Domicilio

Club de Boxeo

El nuevo y comprensivo Guía de Actividades del Distrito de Parques de Fox Valley es publicado cuatro veces al año. Por favor guarde su guía como referencia en el transcurso de la temporada. Comenzando con este guía, los Residentes del Distrito de Parques recibirán la guía en la puerta de su casa. Si el servicio a domicilio en el futuro no deja el guía en su puerta, favor de enviarnos un correo electrónico con su dirección y código postal a delivery@ fvpd.net o déjenos un mensaje en nuestra línea de envíos al 630-966-4544. Todos nuestros Guías de Actividades pueden ser bajados atreves de nuestro sitio web foxvalleyparkdistrict.org.

Jóvenes de edades 8 a 17 tienen la oportunidad de entrenar gratis con el ex boxeador profesional y campeón de Guantes de Oro Jesse Torres en el Copley II Centro de Recreación, 517 N. Union Street, Aurora. Los peleadores aspirantes aprenderán entrenamientos efectivos y técnicas de condición que involucran la cuerda, maquinas de ejercicios, bolsas pesadas de boxeo y bolsas de velocidad. Ultimadamente, ellos se reunirán y boxearan en el ring. Este programa ganador de premios es gratis y ayuda a desarrollar habilidades de por vida y a construir carácter en las personas jóvenes mientras ofrece un lugar de reunión saludable. El programa corre cada semana – lunes a jueves – de 5 a 6:30 p.m. cada noche. Para información, llame al 630-898-7500.

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3 Ways To Register Our programs are available to all people of all ability levels. Anyone needing special accommodations should fill in the information on the registration form.

1. By Foxlink Internet foxvalleyparkdistrict.org Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week (see Registration Calendar for resident and non-resident registration start date). Those who have Foxlink IDs for family members and a Family PIN number may register by telephone or Internet any time of day. Have a Visa, MasterCard or Discover card ready. To sign up for Foxlink, an adult member of the household must complete a Family Information Form and return it to the Park District along with proof of address (driver’s license, state ID or tax bill) either by dropping it off at a community center or faxing it to 630-897-6896. The Family Information Form is available on the website at foxvalleyparkdistrict.org or at any community center. After processing the Family Information Form, the Park District will mail a letter with a Family PIN number and Foxlink IDs for each person in the household to the main contact. The Family PIN number and Foxlink IDs are required to register on both Foxlink Internet. For more information, visit our website at foxvalleyparkdistrict.org.

2. By Mail / Drop Off Make checks payable to Fox Valley Park District. Fill out the registration form and mail to: FVPD, 150 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora, IL 60506 ATTN: Brochure Registration.

3. In Person Beginning Saturday, Feb. 16, registrations will be processed during office hours. Cash, check, Visa, MasterCard or Discover is accepted. Prisco Community Center 150 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora 60506 Eola Community Center 555 S. Eola Road, Aurora 60504 Vaughan Athletic Center 2121 W. Indian Trail, Aurora 60506

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Registration Calendar RESIDENT Registration - Saturday, Feb. 16, at 8:30 a.m. REGISTRATION BEGINS! Mail-in, walk-in, Foxlink Internet and Foxlink Touchtone registration accepted for residents only on a first-come, first-served basis. Payment must accompany each registration. Payments for those placed on a waiting list will remain on account or be refunded in full upon request. NON-RESIDENT Registration - Monday, Feb. 25 Non-resident registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 25. Resident registration will continue throughout the season. Check Policy Classes are paid for in full at time of registration unless otherwise noted. Checks should be made out to the Fox Valley Park District. A $25 service fee is charged for returned checks. Payment is required within seven days; otherwise, participants will be removed from the class. Refund Policy • 100% refund (less $5 service charge) if received at least three working days prior to start of program. • 50% refund if received prior to second course meeting. • No refund after second course meeting. • 100% refund if class is closed or canceled. Non-Resident Fees A person residing outside the Park District boundaries of Aurora, North Aurora and Montgomery must pay a non-resident fee according to the following policy: • Class fees are generally 50 percent higher than the resident fee listed. • Note: Those living in Sugar Grove pay the resident rate but may not register until non-resident registration begins. General Information • All registrations are accepted on a space-available basis. • Programs that do not meet the minimum enrollment will be canceled or postponed. • Children must meet the age requirement for all preschool and youth-related programs by the designated start date of the desired program. • Some programs may require special registration forms on specified dates as noted in the Park District Activity Guide. • All registrants and participants permit the taking of photographs and video of themselves and their children during Park District activities for publication and use as the Park District deems appropriate.

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PPlease read this form careffully and be aware that in signing up and participatting in this program/activitty, you will be expressly asssuming the risk and lega l liability and waiving andd releasing all claims for innjuries, damages or with this progrram/activity (including transportation services and vvehicle operations, loss which you or your minor child/ward might susttain as a result of participating in any and all activiities connected with and associated a w when provided). I recognize and acknowledge thatt there are certain risks of physical injury to participants in this program/acttivity, and I voluntarily aggree to assume the full risk of any and all injuries, damages or loss, rregardless of severity, thatt my minor child/ward or I may sustain as a result of o said participation. I furtther agree to waive and reelinquish all claims I or myy minor child/ward may hhave (or accrue to me or m my child/ward) as a rresult of participating in thhis program/activity againsst the District, including itts officials, agents, program instructors, volunteers and employees. I hereby aauthorize and give my connsent to the District to photograph/video my cchild (or me), and withoutt limitation, to use such photographs/video p in connnection with promoting/advertising the services, prrograms, and facilities of the District, without conssideration of any kind. I hhave read and fully uunderstand the above impportant information, warnning of risk, assumption of risk, waiver and releasse of all claims, and photo/video authorization. Iff registering online or via fax, my online or facsim mile signature shall ssubstitute for and have thee same legal effect as an original o form signature.

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The Park District staff has made every effort to prepare this brochure as accurately as possible. However, errors can occur. Circumstances may require that adjustments be made to programs, fees, schedules, etc. The Park District reserves the right to make any such adjustments. The District apologizes for any inconvenience these errors or adjustments may cause.

Scholarship Opportunities Look for this icon next to the programs in this brochure that qualify.

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T he Fox Valley Park District recognizes that all residents should have opportunities to participate in recreation programs. To encourage participation, the District offers a scholarship program to resident families experiencing financial hardships. Residents who qualify may apply to receive up to $40 per person each program season to use for non-contractual Park District programs. The desired program must have an opening for registration. Applications are available at any community center and online and are accepted at the Cole Center, 101 W. Illinois Ave. in Aurora, weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (starting Feb. 18). Families must be at or below the federal poverty levels to qualify. Allow 4 to 6 weeks for the application process.

The Park District expects participants to exhibit appropriate behavior at all times. Guidelines have been developed to help make our programs safe and enjoyable for all participants. For a complete listing of those guidelines, visit foxvalleyparkdistrict.org.

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Attention Parents

Fox Force Volunteer Opportunities There are many different types of volunteer opportunities through the Fox Valley Park District. A list of opportunities is on page 113. Just fill out the Volunteer Interest Form on page 114. Volunteers will be contacted when volunteer opportunities arise.

Photo Disclaimer All registrants and participants permit the taking of photographs and videos of themselves and their children during Park District activities for publication and use as the Park District deems appropriate.

Behavior Management Policy

With the children’s best interest in mind, parents and friends are asked to not remain in the classroom or gym during class time. The Park District asks instructors to enforce this policy so that children may devote their attention to the class without any outside interruptions. This policy is for safety as well as learning experiences. Children outside of the classroom should have adult supervision at all times. A Parent Day may be scheduled in some programs.

Program Contact Information Most program listings in this guide have a person’s initials in parenthesis at the end of the description. Use the information below to contact the person in charge of that particular program. (Note: CPRP is the designation for a Certified Park and Recreation Professional.) (BK) (BSP) (BSV) (CJ) (DS) (JF) (JHP) (JHV) (JM) (JN) (JR)

Brad Kale Bobbi Steele Brad Schmidt, CPRP Carrie Johnson Debbie Smith, CPRP Joe Fine Jennifer Huber, CPRP Jerica Hughes Jennifer Manos Joe Nidea, CPRP Jordan Real, CPRP

630-907-0500 630-859-8606 630-907-9600 630-859-8606 630-966-4555 630-907-9600 630-859-8606 630-907-9600 630-907-9600 630-851-8990 630-907-9600

Orchard Valley Golf Course Prisco Community Center Vaughan Athletic Center Prisco Community Center Cole Center Vaughan Athletic Center Prisco Community Center Vaughan Athletic Center Vaughan Athletic Center Eola Community Center Vaughan Athletic Center

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Kristin Balderas Kyle Donahue Laureen Baumgartner, CPRP Lisa Peterson Margaret Gazdacka, CPRP Matt Odom Mike Struck Rafael Martinez Sara Cass Sandy Smith

630-851-8990 630-859-8606 630-892-1550 630-907-9600 630-897-1808 630-851-8990 630-907-9600 630-859-8606 630-851-8990 630-892-1550

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Directory

Directory Cole Administration, Park Operations and Natural Resources Center 101 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora, 60506 630-897-0516 Jennifer Fulton – Superintendent of Finance Lynn Fenton – Human Resources Manager Roy Johnson – Risk Manager Jon Michael – IT Manager Lori Thomas – Accounting Manager Parks Department 101 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora, 60506 Joe Hernandez – Parks Superintendent, 630-897-0516 Ray Nugent – Facilities Superintendent, 630-897-0516 Greg Dickson – Facilities Manager, 630-897-0516 Jonathan Cudzewicz – Park Grounds Supervisor, East, 630-851-6892 Blake Ertmanis – Park Grounds Supervisor, Central, 630-897-0516 Kevin Bowen – Park Grounds Supervisor, West, 630-896-6480 Chad Peterson – Arboriculture, Trails and Natural Areas Supervisor, 630-897-0516 Chris Kuehn – Athletic Field Maintenance Supervisor, 630-897-0516 Cip Garcia – Fleet Maintenance Supervisor, 630-897-0516

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Those who use a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) may reach the Park District by calling 800-526-0844.

FVPD Greenhouse 259 S. Russell Ave., Aurora, 60506 Helen Wohlfeil – Horticulture and Natural Areas Supervisor, 630-897-4261 Stuart Sports Complex 39W585 Jericho Road, Montgomery, 60506 630-450-7024 (Non-emergency)

Copley II Recreation Center 517 N. Union St., Aurora, 60505 630-898-7500 Lippold Outdoor Recreation Center (on Route 25, 1.5 miles north of Route 56) 2001 S. River St., Batavia, 60510

Orchard Valley Golf Course, Orchards Restaurant and Orchard Valley Bar & Grill 2411 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora, 60506 630-907-0500 (golf course) 630-907-0600 (restaurant)

Marketing & Communications Division 101 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora, 60506 Dawn Hartman, CPRP – Senior Marketing & Communications Manager, 630-966-4552 Jeff Long, CPRP – Public Relations Manager, 630-966-4527 Debbie Smith, CPRP – Community Outreach Manager, 630-966-4555 Erika Swanson – Graphic Designer, 630-978-9085

Blackberry Farm 100 S. Barnes Road, Aurora, 60506 630-892-1550 Sandy Smith – Facility Supervisor Laureen Baumgartner, CPRP – Recreation Supervisor

Recreation Division 101 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora, 60506 Jaime Ijams, CPRP – Assistant Superintendent of Recreation, 630-978-9080 Anna Kish – Community Athletics Liaison, 630-897-0516

Park Police Office 1460 S. E. River Road, Montgomery, 60538 630-264-7421 (Office hours, non-emergency) 911 (Emergency)

Red Oak Nature Center On Route 25, one mile north of Route 56 630-897-1808 Margaret Gazdacka, CPRP – Facility Supervisor and Naturalist Phillips Park Family Aquatic Center 828 Montgomery Road, Aurora, 60505 630-851-8686 Splash Country Water Park 195 S. Barnes Road, Aurora, 60506 630-906-7981

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Community Center

Information Eola Community Center

Prisco Community Center

555 S. Eola Road, Aurora, 60504 Phone: 630-851-8990 Fax: 630-851-8572

150 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora, 60506 Phone: 630-859-8606 Fax: 630-264-7416

Facility Manager: Ivan Chambers

Facility Manager: Cody Kamp, CPRP Performing Arts Manager: Kyle Donahue

Recreation Supervisors: Joe Nidea, CPRP – Fitness center Sara Cass – Creative Play Preschool, youth and early childhood programs, child care and camps Kristin Balderas – Gymnastics, cheerleading, poms and adult arts & crafts Matt Odom – Sport programs, open gym, martial arts and E-Fit Room Office Hours Monday to Friday .................................. 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sunday ................................... 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fitness & Photo ID Hours Monday to Friday ................................ 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday................................................ 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday................................................... 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Child Care Monday to Friday................................ 8:45 a.m. to noon Monday to Thursday.......................................4 to 8 p.m. Saturday............................................. 8:30 a.m. to noon Fee....................................$2/per resident child per hour ..................................$3/per non-resident child per hour Open Gym ............................................... see page 21

Recreation Supervisors: Jennifer Huber, CPRP – Active adult programs and trips and Friendly Center Club Bobbi Steele – Dance and special events Carrie Johnson – Creative Play Preschool, early childhood programs and camps Rafael Martinez – Youth and adult sport programs, open gym and fitness center Office & Photo ID Hours Monday to Thursday.......................... 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday................................................ 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday........................................... 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday................................................................. Closed Fitness Hours Monday to Thursday.......................... 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday................................................ 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday........................................... 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open Gym ............................................... see page 21

Vaughan Athletic Center 2121 W. Indian Trail, Aurora, 60506 Phone: 630-907-9600 • Fax: 630-907-9661 Facility Manager: Eric Lee Wilson, CPRP Assistant Facility Manager: Jordan Real, CPRP Athletic Program Manager: Brad Schmidt, CPRP Fitness Center Manager: Mike Struck Recreation Supervisors: Joe Fine – Youth and adult sport programs, open gym, sport camps Jerica Hughes – Aquatic operations and programs Brett Meier – Personal training and fitness programming Membership Sales: Cara Ermitage – Membership Supervisor Hayden Howes – Membership Consultant Romni Oleson – Membership Consultant Coordinators: Jennifer Manos – Birthday parties and events Lisa Peterson – Customer service, concessions and child care Denise Zabelle – Group exercise programming Guest Services Hours Monday to Friday................................... 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday / Sunday.................................. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fitness Center Hours Monday to Friday................................. 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday / Sunday.................................. 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tennis Hours* (630-907-8067) Monday to Friday................................. 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday / Sunday.................................. 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. *Advance reservations required; weekend hours subject to change

Café Hours Monday to Friday............9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday................................................ 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday................................................. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Child Care Hours Monday to Friday.................8 a.m. to 2 p.m., 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday................................................ 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.....................................................Noon to 4 p.m. Water Park / Therapy Pool / Lap Pool Hours...................................... see page 123 Open Gym ............................................... see page 21

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Ai Chi.....................................40 Aqua Boot Camp Blitz............39 Aqua Cardio Challenge...........39 Aqua Fit and Fun....................39 Aqua Pilates Core Control Level I....................39 Aqua Pilates Core Control Level II...................39 AquaTots - Indoors.................35 Deep Water Arthritis................40 Deep Water Conditioning........39 Discovering Scuba...................38 Joyful Joints............................40 Lifeguard Certification Course... 41 Lifeguard Renewal Course......41 Masters Swim.........................38 Open Water Scuba Diving Certification............38 Pre / Postnatal Aqua Aerobics........40 Pre / Postnatal Aqua Pilates...........40 Springboard Diving: Advanced.......41 Springboard Diving: Beginner........41 Swim Lessons: Adult Level 1 Indoors..............................38 Swim Lessons: Adult Level 2 Indoors..............................38 Swim Lessons: Parent+ Preschool - Indoors............35 Swim Lessons: Preschool Indoors..............................36 Swim Lessons: Youth Advanced - Indoors............38 Swim Lessons: Youth Advanced Beginner - Indoors.............37 Swim Lessons: Youth Beginner - Indoors.............37 Swim Lessons: Youth Intermediate - Indoors.......37 Swim Team Affiliate................35

Around the House

Attract Butterflies and Hummingbirds to Your Garden!.........71 Getting Your Home Ready to Sell......................71 I’m Ready to Buy; How Do I Find the Right House?........71 It’s Easy Being Green..............71 Start a Vegetable Garden........71 Veggie Garden........................71 Why Isn’t my House Selling?...71

Arts & Crafts

Art Boot Camp: Acrylic Painting with Black and White.........66 Art Boot Camp: Charcoal Drawing.............................66 Art Boot Camp: Independent Art Study...........................66 Art Studio: Acrylic Painting with Black and White.........67 Art Studio: Charcoal Drawing.. 67 Art Studio: Independent Art Study...........................67 Build a Bird House..................63 Build a Fairy House.................63 Cartoon Drawing: Caricature and Lettering.....................66 Celebrate Earth Month............64 Child Fairy House....................64 Drawing: Beginning to Intermediate......................66 Elementary Drawing and Cartooning........................64 Family Grapevine Wreaths.......63

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Fine Arts.................................66 First-Time Potter......................63 Garden Art..............................63 Glass Fusing ..........................65 Jewelry Art: Glass-fused Pendants............................65 Jewelry Pendants....................64 Messy Masterpieces................64 Mother’s Day Surprise.............64 Paper Airplane Creations.........64 Parent/Child Learn to Knit.......63 Recess at the Schoolhouse......64 Spring Break Art Show...... 66, 67 Stampin’ Up! All-Occasion Cards.................................65 Toddler Art..............................64

Baseball

Baseball Affiliates...................24 Baseball Skills.........................22 Batting Cages.........................23 Hitting League: Swing Away....23 Jr. Baseball..............................22 Junior T-Ball............................22 Private Baseball Lessons.........22 Softball: Co-Rec 12-Inch League...............................23 Softball: Men’s 12-Inch Leagues.............................23 Softball: Men’s 40 And Over 12-Inch League..........23 T-Ball Instruction League.........23

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Creative Play Preschool Eola: School Readiness Program for 41/2- to 5-year-olds......78 Creative Play Preschool Prisco: 2-year-olds.........................79 Creative Play Preschool Prisco: 3-year-olds.........................79 Creative Play Preschool Prisco: 4-year-olds.........................79 Creative Play Preschool Prisco: Pre-Kindergarten................79 Creative Play Registration Payment Plan.....................77 Kicking and Screaming............80 Lunch Pals & Playtime.............79 Math Lab................................80 Nature Play Preschool.............80 Science Lab.............................80 Social Studies Lab...................80

Dance

Magic: The Gathering..............73

Adult Beginning Ballet............89 Adult Beginning Jazz..............89 Adult Hip-Hop Lock & Pop......89 Adult Intermediate Ballet........89 Adult Intermediate Jazz...........89 Adult Tap Workout..................89 Ballroom / Swing / Latin Dance.......................89 Cardio / Ab Lab.......................90 Fairytale Ballet........................90 Flash Mob..............................90 Floor Barre / Yoga Workout.....90 Hip-Hop Dance.......................91 Irish Dance..............................91 Just Dance..............................91 Leaps & Turns.........................90 Line Dances............................91 Musical Theatre.......................90 Sizzlin’ Ballroom.....................92 So You Think You Can Dance Audition..................91 Social Dance...........................92 Spring Recitals........................92 Steppin’ Out Dance Studio......92

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Basketball

Basketball Co-Ed Youth League.....................26 Basketball Jr. Program.............25 Basketball League: Adult Men & Women.........26 Basketball Skills......................25 Basketball Youth League.........26 Junior Hoops I.........................25 Junior Hoops II........................25

Cards & Games

Cheerleading..........................47 Cheernastics...........................47 Co-Ed Stunting for Cheerleading.....................47 Poms......................................47 Tumbling for Cheerleaders......47

Cooking

Cake Balls 101........................73 Cake Decorating 101..............72 Cake Pops 101.......................72 Character Cakes 101..............73 Cupcake Cakes 101................72 Jr. Gourmet.............................73 Just for Kids! Cake Decorating 101..................72 My Favorite Pet Cake 101.......73 Princess, Fairy & Barbie Cakes... 73

Creative Play Preschool

Afternoon Labs.......................80 Afternoon with Friends..... 79, 86 Creative Play Preschool Eola: 3-year-olds................78 Creative Play Preschool Eola: 4-year-olds................78 Creative Play Preschool Eola: School Readiness Program for 41/2- to 5-year-olds.........................78

Summer Stage Presents ‘The Sound of Music’..... 7, 93 Acting Studio..........................96 Advanced Acting: Hollywood Scene Study......96 Advanced Acting: Inprov & Characterization.............96 Advanced Acting: Sitting in the Director’s Chair............96 American Spirit: A Flag Day Musical Revue....... 7, 95, 104 American Spirit: A Flag Day Musical Specialty Act Auditions...........................95 Fox Valley Theatre Guild..........96 Junior Theatre: ‘James and the Giant Peach’............ 5, 94, 95 Little Miss Pageant Class.........94 Little Storybook Actors............94 Perform It Workshop: Disney Musical Revue.... 5, 95 Private Acting Coaching..........95 Private Pageant Coaching.......95 Script Writing for the Stage.....94 Spring Break Talent Show........................5,67, 94

Early Childhood: All About Fun

Bunny Trail Wagon Ride..........81 Eola Playgroup........................81

Let’s Get Messy.......................81 Let’s Pretend...........................81 Mommy & Me........................81 Picnic and Play Time ...............81 Story Time with the Easter Bunny......................81 Storytime Hour........................81

Sledding...............................117 Trails.....................................117 Vaughan Aquatic Center.......123 Vaughan Field House............124 Vaughan Fitness Center.....................126, 127 Vaughan Tennis Center.........125

Early Childhood: Arts & Crafts

For Pet Lovers

Preschool Drawing Class.........82 Surprise Mom with a Hand.....82

Early Childhood: Cooking

Cook a Book...........................82 Storybook Chefs.....................82

Early Childhood: Exploring Nature

Big Bugs Little Bugs................83 Bugs Everywhere....................83 Chicks and Chickens...............83 Kids and Critters.....................83 Muddy Messes........................83 Spring for Science...................83 Tykes on a Hike.......................83 Welcome to Spring.................83

Early Childhood: Getting Ready for School

Fun with ABC’s and 123’s.......85 Games Galore.........................85 Get into Shape (and Color)!....85 Giant Steps.............................84 Giggle and Grow....................85 Grow Flower Grow.................85 Kid’s Time...............................85 My Own Time.........................84 My Own Time II.......................84 My Saturday School................84 R Is for Rainbow.....................84 Rhyme Time with Mother Goose....................85 Spanish for Little Ones............84 Spanish for Little Ones: Level II.....84

Early Childhood: Motor Skills

Little Explorers........................86 Little Learners.........................86 Little Pros...............................86 Little Sportsters.......................86 Pre-Kindergarten Gymnastics..86

Early Childhood: Music

Kid Rock I, II...........................87 Tot Rock.................................87

Early Childhood: Safety First

Safe Kids at Home..................87

Facilities

Blackberry Farm....109, 120, 121 Disc Golf Course...................118 Dog Parks.............................117 Eola Fitness Center.......128, 129 Fishing Lakes and Boat Ramps.....................117 Garden Plots.........................118 Ice Skating............................117 Orchard Valley Golf Course...132 Orchards Restaurant.............133 Outdoor Facilities..........117, 118 Outdoor Tennis Courts..........118 Prisco Fitness Center.............131 Red Oak Nature Center.. 108, 116 Shelter Reservations..............118 Skate Parks...........................117

Dog Obedience.......................70 Dog Parks.............................117

Fun for All

All About Owls........................69 Spend a Day with the Blacksmith...................69

Fun for Kids

Balloon Animal Class..............68 Dad and Daughter Spring Wagon Ride............68 Kids Lock In to Parents Night Out!.........................68 Magic Class............................68 What’s on my Plate?...............68

General Information

Behavior Management Policy....137 Birthday Parties..............108-112 Certified Personal Trainers.....130 Disc Golf Course...................118 Dog Parks.............................117 Facility Directory....................138 Fishing Lakes and Boat Ramps.....................117 Fox Force Volunteer Program....................113-115 Fox Tracks...............................60 Fox Valley Park Foundation......88 Foxlink .................................135 FVSRA..................................142 Garden Plots.........................118 Ice Skating............................117 Indoor Playhouse ...................36 Información en Español........134 Outdoor Tennis Courts..........118 Photo Disclaimer...................137 Program Contact Information......................137 Registration Calendar...........135 Registration Form..................136 Registration Information.......135 Rental Opportunities.............119 Scholarship Opportunities.....137 Season Pass Form.................122 Season Passes.......121, 122, 143 Shelter Reservations......118, 119 Skate Parks...........................117 Sledding...............................117 Trails.....................................117 Volunteer Spotlight...............115

Golf

Adult Group Golf Lessons.......34 Get Golf Ready & Golf Fore Women - Beginners...........34 Junior Golf Seminar................33 Kids in Golf - Level 1...............33 Kids in Golf - Level 2...............33 Orchard Valley Golf Course.......34, 132, 133 Sports Academy Beginning Golf With SNAG.................33 Welcome to Junior Golf All Levels...........................33

Gymnastics & Tumbling

Adult Open Gymnastics..........53 Adult Tumbling.......................55 Advanced Tumbling.................55


Index Beginning Tumbling................54 Flyaways Competitive Level 3... 49 Flyaways Competitive Level 4... 49 Flyaways Gymnastics Team......49 Flyaways Level 1.....................48 Flyaways Level 2.....................49 Flyaways Level 3.....................49 Flyaways Level 4.....................49 Gymnastics for 2s & 3s with Parents.......................50 Gymnastics Little Hot Shots.....52 Gymnastics With My Sibling....52 Gymnastics: 3- to 4-year-olds... 51 Gymnastics: 4- to 5-year-olds... 51 Gymnastics: Little Wigglers......50 Junior Flyaways.......................48 Open Gym: Gymnastics...........53 Parent & Tot Gymnastics.........52 Preschool Gymnastics.............52 School-age Gymnastics...........53 Structured Open Play: Gymnastics........................53 Tiny Tumblers..........................53 Tumbling & Flyaways Competitive Tumbling Level 1.................. 55 Tumbling & Flyaways Competitive Tumbling Level 2.................. 55 Tumbling & Flyaways Competitive Tumbling Level 3.................. 55 Tumbling and Conditioning ....55 Twister Tots.............................54

Health, Wellness & Fitness

Active8...................................10 Best of Yoga ..........................13 Body Sculpting.................. 11, 13 Boot Camp....................... 12, 13 Certified Personal Trainers.....130 Cycling 101..............................9 E-Fit Interactive Fitness Room.... 17 Family Nature Yoga.................11 Golded Foxes Spring Potluck...14 Golden Foxes Walking Club.....14 Group Exercise Classes......12 ,13, 15 Jumpstart Kids Fitness Incentive Program................9 KidFit Youth Exercise Class........9 Kids Weights...........................10 Making Kane County Fit for Kids...........................9 Metabolic Circuit Training Indoor................................13 R & B Soul Line Dancing.........13 ROTI Fitness Pass....................14 Self-Defense for Women.........12 Six-Pack Abs..................... 12, 13 Sports Moves 101...................10 Sunrise Taiji in the Park...........13 Tai Chi for Health....................13 Taiji Quan...............................14 The Human Race.....................11 TRX Suspension Training.........14 Wolf Pack Elite Running Club.. 10 Wolf Pack Junior Running Club.....................10 Wolf Pack Running Club.........10 Women’s Get-Fit-in-a-Hurry Boot Camp........................14 Working It Out Together...........9 Yoga 101..................................9 Zumba.............................. 12, 13 ZumbAtomic...........................10

Just for Scouts

All Scout Swimming................61 Brownie Potter Badge.............61 Brownie Scout Lock-In............61 Brownie Senses Badge............61

Laura Ingalls Wilder Scout Program...................61 Naturalist-led Scout Programs... 61 Spring Spruce-Up.......... 7, 61, 62 Webelos: Craftsman Tin Punching......................61

Spring Wildflower Hike at Starved Rock State Park.....59 Star Gazing.............................60 Tracks, Scat and What’s That?!... 58 Woodcock Adventure..............58 Zip Chicago............................60

Martial Arts

Personal Growth

Judo.......................................43 Jujitsu.....................................43 Karate Club............................44 Kid’s Karate Club.............. 44, 45 Kid’s Karate Club Español.......45 Kung Fu for Adults..................44 Kung Fu for Kids.....................43 Life Skills Black Belt Karate Club - Beginner ......44 Life Skills Black Belt Karate Club - Intermediate............44 Little Ninjas Karate Club.........45 Seisan Ryu Karate...................42 Taekwondo for Fun and Fitness........................43

Music

Adult Choir.............................98 Group Guitar..........................97 Guitar Fun-damentals: Rockin Guitar Boot Camp..............97 Guitar Fun-damentals: The Mars Jamzz 1 Beginning Guitar Class.......97 Private Drum and Percussion Lessons..............................98 Private Guitar Lessons.............98 Private Piano Lessons for Youth and Adults...............98 Private Voice Lessons..............98 Show Choir: Kidz Bop Hits......97 Solos & Duets: Moments in the Spotlight..................97 The Mars Jamzz Beginning Keyboard Class..................97 Youth Choir: Carly Rae Jepsen Hits........................97

Nature Programs

Animal Encounters..................57 April Fools Adventure..............58 Bird Nest Egg Hunt.................58 Chocolate Delight...................57 Early Childhood: Exploring Nature................83 Earth Hour Cave Hike..............57 Edible Nature..........................59 Extreme Explorations Spring Club........................58 Favorite Animal Champion Showdown........................56 Feathered Friends Feast...........59 Forest Play..............................57 Garfield Conservatory.............60 Garlic Mustard Challenge.......59 Hiking Club.............................59 Letterbox Hunt........................56 MapleFest...............................57 Naturalist Trekking..................56 Nature Adventure Trips............60 Nature Exploration Bags.........56 Nature Play Preschool.............80 Nature Through Your Eye - Spring....................59 No Child Left Inside.......... 58, 59 Pedals and Petals....................59 Red Oak Nature Center.........116 SAWS Work Days....................56 Spring Book Club....................57 Spring Break Activities............57 Spring Night Hike....................58

A Quest to Feel Our Best.........70 Book Worms...........................70 Colors of Beauty Analysis........70 Finance Basics for Teens..........70 Mother’s Day Spa....................70

Photography Taking Better Pictures.............69

Safety First

Babysitting for Success............69 Safe Kids At Home: First Aid....69 Self-Defense for Women.........69

School Connections

Elementary After-School Programs...........................75 Aurora History Trip..................76 Customized School Programs at Blackberry Farm.............75 Group Field Trips to Blackberry Farm.................75 History on Wheels............. 75, 76 Home School Customized Programs..................... 75, 76 On the Farm Field Trip.............75 Outdoor Education..................76 Parker’s Children’s Theatre Presents: The Three Little Pigs, A Musical..........................76

Shows

Perform It Series Showcase: ‘Grease’...............................4 American Spirit: A Flag Day Musical Revue......... 7, 95, 99 Bee Gees Tribute at Paramount.......................100 Blue Man Group at Briar Street Theater..........100 Elvis Tribute at Starved Rock...100 Fiddler on the Roof’ at Paramount...................100 Journey in Time with Robert E. Lee...................100 Junior Theatre: ‘James and the Giant Peach’...... 5, 94, 95, 99 LaBoheme’ at Lyric Opera.......99 Neil Diamond Tribute at Starved Rock....................100 Oklahoma’ at Lyric Opera......100 Parker’s Children’s Theatre: ‘The Three Little Pigs’ Musical......5 Perform It Series Showcase: Disney Musical Revue........... 5, 95, 99 So You Think You Can Dance Performance...... 5, 90, 91, 99 South Pacific’ at Marriott Lincolnshire......................100 Spring Break Talent Show Performance...... 5, 67, 94, 99 St. Patrick’s Show at Starved Rock......................99 Stars on Ice’ at Allstate Arena, Rosemont..........................99 STOMP.................................100 Summer Stage Presents ‘The Sound of Music’....... 7, 93, 99

Soccer

Junior Futsal Skills...................27 Junior Soccer I & II..................27

Mini Phenom Soccer...............27 Phenom Soccer.......................27 Soccer Affiliates......................27

Special Events

American Spirit: A Flag Day Musical Revue....... 7, 95, 104 Blackberry Farm 5K Spring Gallop................. 6, 32 Bunny Brunch..................... 4, 82 Children’s Book Fair at Vaughan.................... 4, 82 Community-wide Garage Sale................... 7, 72 Dad & Son Superhero Night...4, 87 Easter Egg Bone Hunt for Dogs....6 Family Kite Day................... 5, 65 Fitness Fun Fair for Kids...... 4, 11 Flower Power Planting Parties.............. 7, 72 Junior Theatre: ‘James and the Giant Peach’...... 5, 94, 95 LEGO Bash at Blackberry Farm... 6 MapleFest........................... 6, 57 Mid-American Canoe & Kayak Race................. 7, 12 Parker’s Children’s Theatre: ‘The Three Little Pigs’ Musical... 5 Perform It Series Showcase: Disney Musical Revue.... 5, 95 Perform It Series Showcase: ‘Grease’...............................4 Recycled Can Olympics: Celebrate Earth Day.............6 So You Think You Can Dance Performance............ 5, 90, 91 Spring Break Art Show: “Let Your Imagination Soar”.. 4, 67 Spring Break Talent Show Performance............ 5, 67, 94 Spring Spruce-Up................ 7, 62 Summer Stage Presents ‘The Sound of Music’..... 7, 93

Sports

3D Archery..............................21 Adult Flag Football League.....20 Archery I.................................21 Archery II................................21 Badminton..............................19 Boxing Training.......................19 Fencing...................................20 Football Skills..........................20 Jr. Flag Football.......................20 Jr. Floor Hockey.......................20 Let’s Play Rugby......................19 Multi-Sports............................18 Open Gym .............................21 Parent-Tot Sports....................18 Table Tennis Instruction...........19 Table Tennis Instruction...........20 Wrestling................................19

Spring Break Camps

Badminton Camp....................74 Dodge Ball Camp....................74 Spring Break Basketball Camp Middle School Boys & Girls.. 74 Spring Break Soccer Camp......74 Spring Training Baseball Camp.. 74

Tennis

Tennis Lessons: Adult Beginner Indoors...............30 Tennis Lessons: Adult Intermediate Indoors..........30 Tennis Lessons: D1..................29 Tennis Lessons: D2..................29 Tennis Lessons: D3..................29

Tennis Lessons: High School Beginner............................29 Tennis Lessons: P1..................30 Tennis Lessons: P2..................30 Tennis Lessons: P3..................30 Tennis Lessons: QuickStart Green Stage.......................28 Tennis Lessons: QuickStart Orange Stage.....................28 Tennis Lessons: QuickStart Performance......................28 Tennis Lessons: QuickStart Red Stage..........................28 Tennis Lessons: QuickStart Skills Indoors......................28 Tennis Lessons: Varsity Invite...30 Tennis Lessons: Youth Beginner Indoors...............29 USTA Team Tennis...................30 Vaughan Performance Team....30 Vaughan Tennis Center.........125

Tours & Visits

Blue Chip Casino: Michigan City, IN.............102 Blumen Gardens / Crumpet’s Tea Room........102 Culinary Tours.......................103 Delaney Greenhouse / Big R Garden Center / R Place, Morris.................102 Ethnic Sampler with About Tours.....................103 Extended Trips.......................103 Fishing at Blackberry Farm....101 Flower & Garden Show at Navy Pier.....................102 Four Winds Casino: New Buffalo, MI...............102 Fun Fridays...........................101 Gardeners on the Go............102 Hindu Temple, Bartlett, IL......101 Honor Flight Welcome Home at Midway.............102 Houses of Worship with About Tours..............103 Isle of Capri: Iowa.................102 Picasso in Chicago at the Art Institute............103 Retirement Tours...................103 Trip Information and Reminders.......................101 Woodland Hike.....................101

Prime Times

Senior Prom..................104, 105 AARP Driver Safety Program...105 Breakfast & Bingo at The Tillers.....................104 Breakfast Club......................106 Bunco Dice Game Days.........104 Caring for the Caregiver Seminar...........................105 Friendly Center Club.............107 Golden Foxes Spring Potluck.... 107 Golden Foxes Walking Club...107 Lunch Club...........................105 Pancake Breakfast Bingo....105, 106 Reel Fun Thursdays...............104 Senior Bean Bag Baseball.....106 Senior Mini-Bowling League.106

Volleyball

Cyclones Volleyball..................31 Volleyball Private Lessons........31 Volleyball Skills & Drills...........31

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Fox Valley Special Recreation Association Spring, 2013 FVSRA participants take in a baseball game at Fifth Third Bank ballpark. FVSRA offers year-round recreational opportunities for individuals with special needs of all ages. With cultural programs, social opportunities, sports and fitness programming, Special Olympics training, special events and trips, FVSRA has something for everyone! Call (630) 907-1114 or visit www.fvsra.org for more information.

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SPECIAL EVENTS Spring 2013

March Dad and Son Superhero Night! Eola Community Center March 1

Easter Egg Bone Hunt for Dogs Blackberry Farm March 23

Perform It Series Showcase: ‘Grease’ Prisco Community Center March 13

Spring Break Art Show: “Let Your Imagination Soar” Prisco Community Center March 28

MapleFest Red Oak Nature Center March 16

Spring Break Talent Show Performance Prisco Community Center March 28

Bunny Brunch Prisco Community Center March 23

Blackberry Farm 5K Spring Gallop Blackberry Farm March 30

April

May

Parker’s Children’s Theatre: ‘The Three Little Pigs’ Musical Prisco Community Center April 13

Family Kite Day Prisco Community Center May 4

Junior Theatre: ‘James and the Giant Peach’ Prisco Community Center April 20 & 21 Recycled Can Olympics: Celebrate Earth Day Red Oak Nature Center April 20 Spring Spruce-Up Various Locations April 20 LEGO Bash at Blackberry Farm April 27 & 28

So You Think You Can Dance Performance Prisco Community Center May 10 Community-wide Garage Sale Prisco Community Center May 18 Flower Power Planting Parties Eola Community Center & Vaughan Athletic Center May 18 Perform It Series Showcase: Disney Music Revue Prisco Community Center May 20

FVPD Spring Activity Guide 2013  

FVPD Spring Activity Guide 2013

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