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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

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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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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

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Date

Time

Barcode

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 di