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Fox Valley Park District

WINTER 2012-13

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

Holiday Train

‘Anything goes’

super Couponing

Polar Express at Blackberry Farm p. 6 & 131

Winter Stage to perform a musical masterpiece p. 5, 89, 91

Learn how to shop AND save! p. 4, 5, 61

foxvalleyparkdistrict.org Resident Registration begins Nov. 10


or . .

A message from our Executive Direct

returned to the classrooms, and our l transition has taken place. Students have chool is back in session, and the traditiona brought such vibrant exuberance. quieter, absent the throngs of youth that local pools and parks have become a bit for another season of recreational al study break next summer, fully recharged Rest assured, they will return for their annu , and we relish the role. fun. The Park District is always there for them the winter?” and it always brings asked, “What does the Park District do in often I’m ted, quie has e scen that that Now get shorter and temperatures share all we have to offer. Even as the days to ty rtuni oppo her anot me ides prov it a smile, for round pursuit. ts and activities, because recreation is a yearn to aquatics and gymnastics, with plenty plunge, we’re busy running programs, even er fun, from theater arts and dance instructio wint with ed load are that s page these in The proof lies with ess – in between. cheering crowds are replaced by the of fitness, tours – and even the Polar Expr of year. The youth sports teams and their time this g durin e peac of e imag an on joyous screams of children echoing Our parks and trails take revival of spring. Snow and ice bring the the iting awa e whil pace it s slow re some of them wearing snowshoes serenity of open space, where natu ers continue their devotion to the trails, walk and sts cycli y hard ile, nwh Mea s. from the sled hills and skating pond o and or cross country skis. n in winter. Our fitness centers at Eola, Prisc quest for fitness, we don’t hit the pause butto your in mills at any of tread day or trails some r visit a prefe to you Whether day. Please, treat yourself asiums that are open to the public every gymn their like much r, fervo with ling Vaughan are bust by all the positive energy! year. our community centers – you’ll be inspired storming program ideas for the upcoming e budgets, planning new projects and brain futur aring prep ths mon these g durin Internally, we’re busy where trends and interests change regularly. evaluating; ours is an ever-evolving industry ns, ideas and, yes, even criticisms. The Park District never stops analyzing and d upon residents’ feedback – your suggestio base is do we t wha of much and ress, We’re a continual work in prog about – and do. t. Even in winter, there’s still plenty to talk We’re always interested to hear your inpu

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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.


Contents

Registration begins Nov. 10

What’s Inside…

Special Events

4

Shows

91

Ride the Holiday Train Polar Express at Blackberry Farm, p. 6, 131

Health, Wellness & Fitness

9

Tours & Visits

93

E-Fit Interactive Fitness Room

15

Prime Times

95

Young and Fit Free Fitness Fun for Kids, p. 6, 11

Sports

16

Birthday Parties

99

Baseball

20

Fox Force Volunteer Program

103

A Walk in the Park(s) Golden Foxes Walking Club, p. 14

Basketball

21

Red Oak Nature Center

106

Soccer

24

Outdoor Facilities

107

Game on at the Gym! Open gym at all centers, p. 19

Tennis

26

Blackberry Farm

110

Volleyball

29

Vaughan Aquatic Center

111

Party like it’s 2013 Family New Year’s Eve Party, p. 37

Aquatics

31

Vaughan Field House

112

Martial Arts

38

Vaughan Tennis Center

113

Fox Tracks Rewards program for volunteers, p. 50

Cheer & Poms

41

Vaughan Fitness Center

114

Gymnastics & Tumbling

42

Eola Fitness Center

116

Children’s Holiday Book Fair Pick up a book while registering, p. 58

Nature Programs

49

Prisco Fitness Center

119

Just for Scouts

53

Orchard Valley Golf Course

120

Love to Shop? Super Couponing with Jill Cataldo, p. 61

Arts & Crafts

54

Orchards Restaurant

121

Medley

57

Información en Español

122

Performing arts … on the road Parker’s Children’s Theater, p. 66

Winter Break & Mini-Camps

62

Registration Information

123

School Connections

65

Registration Form

124

New! Nature Play Preschool Mother Nature-inspired learning, p. 70

Creative Play Preschool

67

Activity Guide Information

125

Early Childhood

71

Staff & Facility Directory

126

Love & Laughter Cupid’s Valentine Variety Show, p. 91

Dance

79

Community Center Information 127

Drama

86

Index

128

Shopping in Style Holiday Tea and Fashions, p. 96

Music

90

FVSRA

130

Winter Activity Guide 2012-13 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, Nov. 10 8:30 a.m. Non-resident Registration Begins Monday, Nov. 19 8:30 a.m. 3


Fun for everyone!

Special Events At Our Community Centers

Children’s Holiday Book Fair

Brunch with Santa

Join us for some early holiday shopping while registering for winter classes at the Vaughan Athletic Center. A wide range of books will be available including picture books, pop-up styles, activity books, lift the flap, sticker and easy readers. Books available for all ages from infants to high school. Proceeds benefit the Vaughan Child Care Area and children’s programs in our community. Cash, check or credit cards accepted. (LP) Age

Location

All ages

Vaughan Athletic Center

Day

Date

Time

Sa

Nov. 10

8:30 a.m. to noon

Parents and children will enjoy a brunch buffet, crafts and a visit from Santa. Registration ends Dec. 6. (KD) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

1Y and up

Child: $8(R) / $10(N) Adult: $9(R) / $11(N)

MIN: 60 / MAX: 170

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

58879

Sa

Dec. 8

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

Prisco Holiday Spectacular

Tin Pan Alley Cabaret Fundraiser: From Gershwin to Porter Enjoy an amazing evening of music and comedy performed around a piano. Talented performers host a benefit for the Winter Stage production of ‘Anything Goes.’ Featuring popular music that was born in the streets of NYC during the early 20th century, such as Gershwin’s ‘I Got Rhythm,’ Berlin’s ‘Blue Skies’ or Porter’s ‘Night and Day.’ Gift baskets from local businesses will be raffled off to lucky ticket buyers. This night of entertainment in a casual atmosphere also features snacks and beverages available for purchase. Tickets available at Prisco Community Center beginning Oct. 23. (KD) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y and up

$8

MIN: 5 / MAX: 150

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

57511

Sa

Nov. 17

7:30 p.m.

Enjoy familiar music, dance and stories that will help any Scrooge get into the holiday spirit. The talented youth of the community will put on a production that will light up your holiday season and make your belly shake like a bowl full of jelly. From delightful jingles at Santa’s workshop to beautiful candle-lit ballads, this is sure to be a new family tradition. Tickets available at Prisco beginning Nov. 15. (KD) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

All ages

$5

MIN: 20 / MAX: 200

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

58880

Su

Dec. 16

2 p.m.

Super Couponing This fast-paced, fun workshop with coupon maven Jill Cataldo will change participants’ shopping habits as they learn how to follow sales and save big money using newspaper and Internet coupons to their fullest advantage. This workshop involves audience participation activities and a few prizes as well. Pre-registration is required. (LP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

16Y and up

$5(R) / $7(N)

MIN: 85 / MAX: 250

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59928

Th

Dec. 6

7 to 8:30 p.m.

4

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


Special Events

Registration begins Nov. 10

Family New Year’s Eve Party

Winter Stage Presents ‘Anything Goes’

Kids and adults can bounce in the inflatables, compete in the hula hoop contest, play games, participate in fitness demos and dance to the latest music with a live DJ spinning tunes. Join in the countdown to 2013 with a balloon drop at noon. Pre-registration by Dec. 28 includes party favors, admission into the field house and a snack. Day-of registration is an additional $3, and party favors and snacks are not available. (LP)

Hop on board the magical ship where romance, disaster and hilarity run wild in a musical theatre masterpiece. This is an amusing story of love, mistaken identity, ridiculous disguises, harmless gangsters, flashy celebrities and tap-dancing sailors set in the 1930s. Terrific toe-tapping Cole Porter tunes include ‘It’s DeLovely,’ ‘Friendship,’ ‘I Get a Kick Out of You,’ ‘All Through the Night,’ ‘Anything Goes,’ ‘You’re the Top and Blow,’ ‘Gabriel’ and ‘Blow.’ With one show-stopping number after another, this is a production not to be missed! Tickets available at Prisco beginning Dec. 13. (KD)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

2Y and up

Pre-registration (by Dec. 28): $7 Day-of: $10

MIN: 300 / MAX: 500

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

58704

M

Dec. 31

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Super Couponing 2: Saving on Everything! Can’t get enough of Super Couponing? Coupon expert Jill Cataldo is back with more advanced tips on cutting grocery bills as well as finding bargains on clothing, household and holiday items. Learn about the year-long grocery cycle, the best month to buy clothing, seasonal bargains and tips for clearance and online shopping. Pre-registration is required. (LP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

16Y and up

$5(R) / $7(N)

MIN: 85 / MAX: 250

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59933

Th

Jan. 10

7 to 8:30 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!

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

All ages

$7

MIN: 50 / MAX: 450

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

58882

F

Jan. 11

7 p.m.

58883

Sa

Jan. 12

2 p.m.

58884

Sa

Jan. 12

7 p.m.

58885

Su

Jan. 13

2 p.m.

Wintertime Fun Children and their parents use their imagination and expand their creativity through painting, gluing and playing with snow that does not melt. (SC) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

2Y to 7Y & adult

$5(R) / $7.50(N)

MIN: 36 / MAX: 50

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

58720

Sa

Jan. 26

9:30 to 11 a.m.

A-Factor Dance Company 5th Annual Winter Showcase The A-Factor Dance Company of Steppin’ Out Dance Studio will showcase repertory pieces in ballet, modern, jazz and tap. (BSP) Age

Fee

Performance Location

All ages

$6

Prisco Community Center

Day

Date

Time

Sa

Jan. 26

7 p.m.

Daddy Daughter Dance A DJ will spin today’s favorite hits as dads and daughters dance the night away. Buffet-style dinner provided. Pictures will be available for an additional fee. Registration ends Jan. 31. (KD) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

2Y to 11Y & adult

Couple: $28(R) / $42(N) Add’l Child: $13(R) / $20(N)

MIN: 60 / MAX: 85

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

58877

Sa

Feb. 2

6 to 8 p.m.

5


Special Events Hello Kitty’s Valentine Party

At Blackberry Farm

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Hello Kitty style! There will be crafts and games for everyone, and hot dogs, chips and punch will be served. Registration ends Feb. 7. (KD) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

1Y and up

$5(R) / $8(N)

MIN: 20 / MAX: 100

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

58878

Sa

Feb. 9

Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Blackberry Farm Polar Express As holiday music plays, twinkling lights will glitter on the “Polar Express” train at Blackberry Farm. A story teller will read the book, “The Polar Express,” throughout the evening at the schoolhouse. Meet Santa and enjoy cookies and hot chocolate. This event is sponsored by ALDI. (LB)

Love & Laughter: Cupid’s Valentine Variety Show

Age

Fee per person

Location

From Sinatra’s love songs to Shakespeare’s sonnets, this performance features familiar and fresh music, scenes and poetry that explore love. Cupid’s arrows will fly from favorite love songs, and love will bring laughter to familiar situations. A perfect beginning to the Valentine week. Each ticket purchased before Feb. 6 will come with a complimentary rose. Tickets available at Prisco beginning Jan. 16. (KD)

All ages

$4

Blackberry Farm

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

All ages

$6

MIN: 20 / MAX: 150

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

58881

Su

Feb. 10

3 p.m.

Day

Date

Time

Sa/Su

Dec. 1 and 2, 8 and 9

1 to 5 p.m.

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

Fr e

e!

Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Free

Vaughan Athletic Center

Day

Date

Time

Sa

Feb. 16

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

At Red Oak Nature Center Jump and Play for Red Oak Nature Center Airtastic Play Land and Red Oak Nature Center want to make a play date with you! When you play at Airtastic, 50 percent of your regularly priced paid admission will be donated to Red Oak Nature Center’s Bug Fest event. Spread the word! Don’t forget to bring socks. (MG) Age

Fee per person

Location

All ages

1 hour of play: $8.50 1.5 hours of play: $9.50 2 hours of play: $10.50

Airtastic Play Land 850 S. Frontenac St., Aurora

Day

Date

Time

M-F

Dec. 21 to Jan. 4

10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

6

5 to 7 p.m. Call for dates

For more information, contact Sandy Smith at 630-892-1550 or ssmith@fvpd.net

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 fall. 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.


Special Events

Save the Dates! Perform It Series Showcase: ‘Grease’

Earth Day at Red Oak

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 at Prisco beginning Jan. 30. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. (KD)

Bring the family or group for an afternoon of fun and games in honor of the greatest mother of them all – Mother Earth! Challenging and fun games and crafts designed around a “green” theme will be available during this “open house” format event. Those visitors who ride their bike or carpool will be given a ticket to enter into a drawing for a FVPD Gift Card. Children must be accompanied by an adult. (MG)

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.

Fr e

e!

Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Free

Red Oak Nature Center

Day

Date

Time

Sa

April 20

1 to 3 p.m.

Community-wide Garage Sale

MapleFest Watch how maple sap is turned into delicious maple syrup. e! Learn how people through the ages, 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

Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Free

Red Oak Nature Center

Day

Date

Time

Sa

March 16

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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) Age

Fee

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.

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

Location

10Y and up

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

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Class Size

Day

Date

Time

58741

MIN: 30 / MAX: 600

Sa

March 30

8:30 to 10 a.m.

Spring Spruce-Up Scout groups, church groups, 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 630-966-4555 to volunteer. (DS)

Fr e

e!

Age

Fee

Day

Date

Time

All ages

Free

Sa

April 20

9 a.m. to noon

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rc i s e C l a s s e s ! e Check o x E u t G ro u p

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


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 • Cycling 101 • ZumbAtomic

• KidFit Youth Exercise Classes • Working It Out Together •W  olf Pack Jr. Running Club (page 10)

Yoga 101

Zumbatomic

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)

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. (MS)

Age

Fee

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

Day

Date

Time

Tu/Th

Ongoing

3:45 to 4:30 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)

Class Size

Fee

Location

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Free with Vaughan Fitness Membership or Drop-in rate: $36(R) / $54(N)

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

59348

Sa

Nov. 24 to Dec. 29

12:15 to 1 p.m.

10Y to 15Y

59349

Sa

Jan. 5 to Feb. 9

12:15 to 1 p.m.

10Y to 15Y

59350

Sa

Feb. 16 to March 23

12:15 to 1 p.m.

10Y to 15Y

Class Size

Fee

Location

Age

Fee

Location

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

$30(R) / $48(N)

Eola Community Center

11Y and up

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

Vaughan Athletic Center Studio II

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

59671

Th

Nov. 29 to Jan. 3

4:15 to 5 p.m.

8Y to 12Y

59672

Th

Jan. 10 to Feb. 14

4:15 to 5 p.m.

8Y to 12Y

Day

Date

Time

Tu

Ongoing

4:15 to 5:15 p.m.

KidFit Youth Exercise Class

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.

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

Class Size

Location

7Y to 11Y

Free with Vaughan Fitness Membership or Drop-in rate: $36(R) / $54(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59415

W

Nov. 21 to Dec. 26

4:15 to 4:45 p.m.

59416

W

Jan. 2 to Feb. 6

4:15 to 4:45 p.m.

59417

W

Feb. 13 to March 20

4:15 to 4:45 p.m.

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 off-season, 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)

Lose to Win! Kids’ Weight Loss Program (Challenge) This program will introduce a different type of training to increase metabolism and maximize weight loss. At the beginning of the program, each child will be measured and weighed in to provide a baseline for a weekly weight loss challenge. A nutrition program will also be provided. The child that loses the most weight at the end of the program will win a one-hour training session with a trainer plus an in-home fitness kit. Instructors are certified personal trainers and a nutritionist. (JN)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

7Y to 18Y

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

MIN: 5 / MAX: 30

Vaughan Athletic Center

11Y to 17Y

$60(R) / $90(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 20

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59340

M/Th/Su

Jan. 7 to Feb. 3

6 to 7 p.m.

59825

Tu

Dec. 4 to March 5

4:15 to 5 p.m.

59341

M/Th/Su

Feb. 4 to March 3

6 to 7 p.m.

Sports Moves 101

Wolf Pack Running Club Anyone looking to improve their 800, 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 Athletic Center. (MS) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

14Y and up

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

MIN: 6 / MAX: 30

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59342

Th/Su/Tu

Jan. 3 to 29

7 to 8 p.m.

59343

Th/Su/Tu

Jan. 31 to Feb. 26

7 to 8 p.m.

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) Class Size

Fee

Location

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

$60(R) / $90(N)

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Date

Time

Day

Age

59800

M/W

Nov. 19 to Dec. 19

4:15 to 5 p.m.

11Y to 18Y

59801

M/W

Jan. 7 to Feb. 6

4:15 to 5 p.m.

11Y to 16Y

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

59277

M-Tu/Th/Sa

Jan. 7 to Feb. 2

4:30 to 6 p.m.

59279

M-Tu/Th/Sa

Feb. 4 to March 2

4:30 to 6 p.m.

Health Tip!

Encourage Healthy Children Be a role model for an active lifestyle. Actions speak louder than words, and children will be inclined to follow the example of their active parents. Don’t make physical exercise seem like punishment or something to be endured. A healthy body is a good thing, so enjoy it and let your sports activity be fun. 10

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 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 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 wellbeing. Visit makingkanefitforkids.org.


Health, Wellness & Fitness

s s e n t Fi

For Teens & Adults

FREE!

Fun Faiirds For K

Come out and play at the Vaughan Athletic Center!

Saturday, Feb. 16 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. ■ Fun & Healthy Activities ■ Inflatables ■ Entertainment ■ Contests & more!

Metabolic Circuit Training - Indoor 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

59669

Sa

Dec. 15 to Jan. 12

10 to 11 a.m.

59670

Sa

Jan. 26 to Feb. 23

10 to 11 a.m.

Naturalize Your Exercise Get that heart rate up and power walk through the woods while enjoying the fresh air as well as the sights and sounds of nature. No equipment is necessary; if there’s snow we’ll use snowshoes! Classes meet every other week. (MG) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

16Y and up

$30(R) / $45(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59899

Sa

Jan. 5, Jan. 19, Feb. 2

1 to 2:30 p.m.

59900

Su

Jan. 6, Jan. 20, Feb. 3

9 to 10:30 a.m.

59901

Sa

Jan. 26, Feb. 9, Feb. 23

1 to 2:30 p.m.

59902

Su

Jan. 27, Feb. 10, Feb. 24

9 to 10:30 a.m.

Zumba Ditch the workout and join the party! Zumba is a fun carido 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! No class Dec. 31. (RM) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

16Y and up

$25(R) / $37(N)

MIN: 9 / MAX: 25

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60293

M

Nov. 26 to Jan. 7

7 to 8 a.m.

60294

Th

Nov. 29 to Jan. 3

6 to 7 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. (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: 25

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60284

M

Nov. 26 to Jan. 7

6 to 7 a.m.

60285

W

Nov. 28 to Jan. 2

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

60286

Th

Nov. 29 to Jan. 3

7 to 8 a.m.

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Health, Wellness & Fitness Six Pack Abs

For Adults

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. No class Dec. 31. (RM) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

16Y and up

$12(R) / $18(N)

MIN: 9 / MAX: 25

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60298

M

Nov. 26 to Jan. 7

12:30 to 1 p.m.

60299

W

Nov. 28 to Jan. 2

11:30 a.m. to noon

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. (RM)

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 Dec. 23 and 30. (JHP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

21Y and up

$35(R) / $45(N)

MIN: 7 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center Time

Barcode

Day

Date

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

58848

Su

Dec. 9 to Jan. 27

9 to 10:15 a.m.

16Y and up

$25(R) / $37(N)

MIN: 9 / MAX: 25

Prisco Community Center

58852

Su

Feb. 3 to March 10

9 to 10:15 a.m.

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60290

M

Nov. 26 to Jan 7

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

60289

W

Nov. 28 to Jan. 2

6 to 7 a.m.

60295

W

Nov. 28 to Jan. 2

Noon to 1 p.m.

Tai Chi for Health 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

59469

$70(R) / $105(N)

M

Jan. 7 to Feb. 18

9:45 to 10:45 a.m.

59470

$70(R) / $105(N)

Th

Jan. 10 to Feb. 21

9:45 to 10:45 a.m.

59471

$140(R) / $210(N)

M/Th

Jan. 7 to Feb. 21

9:45 to 10:45 a.m.

Taiji Quan 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 come either Monday or Wednesday as schedule permits. Head instructor David Carr has been practicing Taiji Quan for more than 20 years. (MO)

Check it out! Check out membership and fitness options! Visit page 114 for information about Vaughan Athletic Center, page 116 for Eola Community Center and page 119 for Prisco Community Center.

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Age

Class Size

Location

18Y and up

MIN: 3 / MAX: 25

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

1-Day Fee

2-Day Fee

Level

59150

M/W

Jan. 7 to Feb. 13

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

$42(R) / $63(N)

$72(R) / $108 (N)

Ongoing

59153

M/W

Jan. 7 to Feb. 13

7 to 7:30 p.m.

$30(R) / $45(N)

$50(R) / $75(N)

Beginner

Health Tip! Eat Less Sugar There’s an old adage that “chocolate ruins your skin.” But it’s not so much the chocolate – it’s the sugar! Over time, increased sugar levels may actually advance the aging of your skin, making you appear more wrinkled and less youthful.


Health, Wellness & Fitness TRX Suspension Training

Women’s Get-Fit-in-a-Hurry Boot Camp

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)

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

59351

M/W/F

Dec. 3 to 28

8 to 9 p.m.

8 to 9 p.m.

59384

M/W/F

Jan. 7 to Feb. 1

8 to 9 p.m.

8 to 9 p.m.

59385

M/W/F

Feb. 4 to March 1

8 to 9 p.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

18Y to 55Y

$50(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 10

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59793

M

Dec. 3 to Jan. 14

59794

M

Jan. 21 to Feb. 18

C h e c k o u t G ro u p E x e rc i s e C l a s s e s ! NEW at PRISCO FITNESS CENTER! Zumba

Boot Camp

Ditch the workout and join the party! Zumba is a fun cardio workout with easy-to-follow dance steps inspired by Latin rhythms, featuring “sizzling” south-of-the border moves that are “spicy hot!” Dancer or not, burn calories, work up a sweat and have a great time doing it!

Maximize calorie-burning potential in this intense workout with an emphasis on non-stop action.

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Fee

60293

M

Nov. 26 to Jan. 7

7 to 8 a.m.

$25(R) / $37(N)

60294

Th

Nov. 29 to Jan. 3

6 to 7 a.m.

$25(R) / $37(N)

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Fee

60290

M

Nov. 26 to Jan. 7

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

$25(R) / $37(N)

60289

W

Nov. 28 to Jan. 2

6 to 7 a.m.

$25(R) / $37(N)

60295

W

Nov. 28 to Jan. 2

Noon to 1 p.m.

$25(R) / $37(N)

Six-Pack Abs

Body Sculpting Sculpt by using a variety of tools including steps, bands, balls, and weights. Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Fee

60284

M

Nov. 26 to Jan. 7

6 to 7 a.m.

$25(R) / $37(N)

60285

W

Nov. 28 to Jan. 2

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

$25(R) / $37(N)

60286

Th

Nov. 29 to Jan. 3

7 to 8 a.m.

$25(R) / $37(N)

Please note that these classes require advanced registration and are not included as part of the Prisco Fitness Center membership.

Concentrate on abdominal and lower back work. A great class to add onto the front or back end of a workout routine or simply on its own. Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Fee

60298

M

Nov. 26 to Jan. 7

12:30 to 1 p.m.

$12(R) / $18(N)

60299

W

Nov. 28 to Jan. 2

11:30 a.m. to noon

$12(R) / $18(N)

PRISCO COMMUNITY CENTER 150 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora 630-859-8606

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Health, Section Wellness Heading& Fitness For Active Adults Chair-Seated Exercise / Yoga for Active Adults

This chair-seated exercise class focuses on strength training, stability, yoga, deep breathing and light weights. This is a great program for those who find it difficult to balance or stand for an extended period of time but want to increase their physical activity. Instructor is Neeta Mohanty. (JHP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

55Y and up

$30(R) / $40(N)

MIN: 7 / MAX: 15

Prisco Community Center

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 Dec. 24 and on Dec. 31. (JHP) Age

Class Size

Location

55Y and up

MIN: 7 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

58853

W

Dec. 12 to Jan. 23

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

1-Day Fee

2-Day Fee

58854

W

Jan. 30 to March 6

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

58841

M/Th

Dec. 10 to Jan. 31

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

$35(R) / $45(N)

$50(R) / $60(N)

58847

M/Th

Feb. 4 to March 14

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

$35(R) / $45(N)

$50(R) / $60(N)

Exercise for Ages 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 Dec. 24 and on Dec. 31. (JHP) Age

Fee

Location

55Y and up

$25(R) / $35(N)

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

58827

M/W/F

Nov. 26 to Jan. 11

8:30 to 9:15 a.m.

MIN: 25 / MAX: 45

58828

M/W/F

Jan. 14 to Feb. 22

8:30 to 9:15 a.m.

MIN: 25 / MAX: 45

Taiji Quan for 55 & Better Sometimes called ‘moving meditation,’ Taiji Quan 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 Taiji Quan for more than 20 years. (JHP) Age

Class Size

Location

55Y and up

MIN: 3 / MAX: 30

Prisco Community Center

Gentle Yoga for Active Adults

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

1-Day Fee

2-Day Fee

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. (JHP)

58816

Tu/Th

Jan. 8 to Feb. 14

10:30 to 11 a.m.

$15(R) / $21(N)

$23(R) / $29(N)

Age

Class Size

Location

55Y and up

MIN: 7 / MAX: 15

Prisco Community Center

Barcode 58815

Day Tu/F

Date Jan. 15 to Feb. 22

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

1-Day Fee $30(R) / $40(N)

2-Day Fee $45(R) / $55(N)

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. (JHP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

50Y and up

$35(R) / $45(N)

MIN: 10 / MAX: 25

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

58813

M/W

Jan. 7 to Feb. 13

11 a.m. to noon

Golden Foxes Winter Walking Incentive Join our Golden Fox Walking Club for our winter walking incentive contest. The contest will start on Nov. 1 and end on March 1. Walkers can walk inside at Prisco’s gym for free any day of the week. Participants sign in on the yellow sheet in the fitness center to keep track of the number of times they walk each month. The Top Ten Walkers will be listed each month on the board in Room 104 at Prisco, and prizes will be awarded at the Spring Potluck scheduled for Tuesday, March 5. (JHP)

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Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

55Y and up

Free

MIN: 20 / MAX: 50

Prisco Community Center


Interactive FitnessSection Room Heading

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

Drop-In Hours

52-inch LCD TV Air Hockey Table Nintendo Wii

$4 per hour (age 5 & up)

Wii Fit, Wii Dance, Mario Kart and more!

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

Re Birt ntals a n hda y Pa d Ava ilab rties Call le 630 -851 -899 for 0 info more rma tion

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 building 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 Jan. 2 to 4 Jan. 14 Jan. 21 Feb. 18 to 19

Time Noon to 4 p.m. Noon to 4 p.m. Noon to 4 p.m. Noon to 4 p.m.

Rentals $6 per guest (11/2 hours) Great for Scout groups, team parties and clubs. Call for availability. 15 15


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. (RM) (MO) (JF)

Parents and children can have fun together while learning a variety of sports, including soccer, basketball, hockey, T-ball and others. This class is great for 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. (MO) (RM) (JF)

Location

Fee

Eola Community Center

$52(R) / $78(N)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

2Y to 3Y

$52(R) / $78(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 20

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

Class Size

59096

M

Jan. 7 to Feb. 4

10 to 10:45 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 16

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

59076

Tu

Jan. 8 to Feb. 5

9:15 to 10 a.m.

F

Jan. 11 to Feb. 8

9:15 to 10 a.m.

59100

Tu

Jan. 8 to Feb. 5

3 to 4 p.m.

3Y to 6Y

59097

W

Jan. 9 to Feb. 6

10:45 to 11:30 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

59077

59111

F

Jan. 11 to Feb. 8

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

3Y to 6Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

59078

Sa

Jan. 12 to Feb. 9

9:15 to 10 a.m.

59080

F

Feb. 15 to March 15

9:15 to 10 a.m.

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

3Y to 6Y

59081

Sa

Feb. 16 to March 16

9:15 to 10 a.m.

59079

Tu

Feb. 19 to March 19

9:15 to 10 a.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

2Y to 3Y

$52(R) / $78(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Prisco Community Center

Location

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59833

Th

Jan. 10 to Feb. 21

9:15 to 10 a.m.

60272

Th

Feb. 21 to March 21

9:15 to 10 a.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

2Y to 3Y

$52(R) / $78(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Vaughan Athletic Center

59113

F

Feb. 15 to March 15

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

59098

M

Feb. 18 to March 18

10 to 10:45 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

59112

Tu

Feb. 19 to March 19

3 to 4 p.m.

3Y to 6Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

59099

W

Feb. 20 to March 20

10:45 to 11:30 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Class Size

Fee

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

$52(R) / $78(N)

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Date

Time

Day

Age

59835

Th

Jan. 10 to Feb. 7

10 to 10:45 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

59834

Th

Jan. 10 to Feb. 7

10:45 to 11:30 a.m.

4Y to 6Y

90268

Tu

Feb. 19 to March 19

10 to 11 a.m.

3Y to 6Y

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

Fee

Location

58960

M

Jan. 7 to Feb. 4

9:15 to 10 a.m.

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

$52(R) / $78(N)

Vaughan Athletic Center

58961

Tu

Jan. 8 to Feb. 5

5:45 to 6:30 p.m.

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

59044

F

Jan. 11 to Feb. 8

10 to 10:45 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

59045

F

Jan. 11 to Feb. 8

10:45 to 11:45 a.m.

4Y to 6Y

59046

F

Feb. 15 to March 15

10 to 10:45 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

59047

F

Feb. 15 to March 15

10:45 to 11:45 a.m.

4Y to 6Y

16

58962

F

Jan. 11 to Feb. 8

9:15 to 10 a.m.

58971

F

Feb. 15 to March 15

9:15 to 10 a.m.

58963

M

Feb. 18 to March 18

9:15 to 10 a.m.

58970

Tu

Feb. 19 to March 19

5:45 to 6:30 p.m.


Sports Sports Saturday

Table Tennis Instruction

This free program will give students an opportunity to interact with e! peers and participate in a variety of gym activities such as sports, crafts and general fitness. Sites, times and activities are tentative. This is open to all Fox Valley Park District residents, and students may choose to attend any of the Sport Saturday sites. Registration is continuous throughout the eight-week program at all Sports Saturday locations. (RM)

This table tennis class is designed to improve fundamental skills. Players will be taught a variety of techniques and skills and will apply them in match situations. No class Feb. 9. (MO)

Fr e

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y and up

$60(R) / $90(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Eola Community Center

Grade

Fee

Class Size

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

1 to 5

Free

MIN: 5 / MAX: 125

59496

Sa

Jan. 5 to Feb. 16

9 to 10 a.m.

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Location

59811

Sa

Jan. 12 to March 2

Grades 1-2: 9 a.m. to noon Grades 3-5: Noon to 3 p.m.

Bardwell Elementary

59812

Sa

Jan. 12 to March 2

Grades 1-2: 9 a.m. to noon Grades 3-5: Noon to 3 p.m.

McCleery School

59813

Sa

Jan. 12 to March 2

Grades 1-2: 9 a.m. to noon Grades 3-5: Noon to 3 p.m.

Hermes Elementary

59814

Sa

Jan. 12 to March 2

Grades 1-2: 9 a.m. to noon Grades 3-5: Noon to 3 p.m.

Hall School

59815

Sa

Jan. 12 to March 2

Grades 1-2: 9 a.m. to noon Grades 3-5: Noon to 3 p.m.

Oak Park School

59816

Sa

Jan. 12 to March 2

Grades 1-2: 9 a.m. to noon Grades 3-5: Noon to 3 p.m.

Schneider School

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. Copley II will be closed Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1. (RM)

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Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

8Y and up

Free

MIN: 1 / MAX: 200

Copley II Gym

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59836

M-Th

Dec. 17 to Feb. 28

5 to 8 p.m.

Wrestling

Fencing

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)

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)

Age

Class Size

Location

4Y to 11Y

MIN: 5 / MAX: 20

Prisco Community Center

Age

Class Size

Location

7Y and up

MIN: 5 / MAX: 22

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

59845

$45(R) / $67(N)

M

Dec. 3 to Jan. 14

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

59846

$45(R) / $67(N)

Tu

Dec. 4 to Jan. 15

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Level

Fee

59817

Tu

Jan. 8 to Feb. 12

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

1

Child: $55(R) / $82(N) Parent: $28(R) / $36(N)

60281

Tu

Jan. 8 to Feb 12

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

2

Child: $55(R) / $82(N) Parent: $28(R) / $36(N)

59818

Tu

Feb. 19 to March 19

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

1

Child: $45(R) / $67 (N) Parent: $23(R) / $34(N)

60282

Tu

Feb. 19 to March 19

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

2

Child: $45(R) / $67(N) Parent: $23(R) / $34(N)

59847

$45(R) / $67(N)

M

Jan. 21 to Feb. 25

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

59848

$45(R) / $67(N)

Tu

Jan. 22 to Feb. 26

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Health Tip!

Finish your plate Don’t fill your plate – finish your plate! Take only what you’ll really be able to eat – you can always come back for seconds. Enough edible food to feed 49 million people ends up in landfills in the United States each year.

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Sports Floor Hockey This action-packed program teaches the importance of teamwork and the basic skills of passing, shooting and stick handling before the skates go on. This program is taught by All Star Sports Instruction staff. (JF) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

4Y to 6Y

$52(R) / $78(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59034

W

Jan. 9 to Feb. 6

6 to 7 p.m.

59035

W

Feb. 20 to March 20

6 to 7 p.m.

Inline and Quad Skating Lessons This program is for beginners and more advanced skaters. Safety will be covered, along with starting, stopping, forward crossovers, hockey stops, backward skating, skating with a partner, simple jumps and spins and basic jam moves. Parents may skate the warm-up with their kids, and participants may skate during the public session immediately following class (on Saturdays only) at no additional charge. (MO) Age 4Y and up

Barcode 59574

Fee $46(R) / $69(N)

Day Sa

Class Size MIN: 5 / MAX: 15

Date Jan. 5 to Feb. 9

Hut, hut!

Football Arena Flag Football This class is designed to teach and enhance arena flag football skills. Proper techniques of passing, receiving, blocking and positive play are emphasized, but the main objective is to have fun. This class is taught by All Star Sports Instruction staff. (JF) Class Size

Fee

Location

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

$52(R) / $78(N)

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

59037

Th

Jan. 10 to Feb. 7

4 to 5 p.m.

4Y to 6Y

Location

59039

Th

Jan. 10 to Feb. 7

5 to 6 p.m.

6Y to 8Y

Aurora Skate Center 34W113 Montgomery Road

59040

Th

Jan. 10 to Feb. 7

6 to 7 p.m.

8Y to 10Y

59041

Th

Feb. 21 to March 21

4 to 5 p.m.

4Y to 6Y

Time

59042

Th

Feb. 21 to March 21

5 to 6 p.m.

6Y to 8Y

Noon to 1 p.m.

59043

Th

Feb. 21 to March 21

6 to 7 p.m.

8Y to 10Y

59576

W

Jan. 9 to Feb. 13

4 to 5 p.m.

59575

Sa

Feb. 16 to March 23

Noon to 1 p.m.

59577

W

Feb. 20 to March 27

4 to 5 p.m.

Football Affiliates The Fox Valley Park District is affiliated with community-based organizations providing youth instruction and competition. Aurora Superstars Youth Tackle Football aurorasuperstars.com

Share your THOUGHTS with us. As a member of our community, your input is valuable.

The Fox Valley Park District mission is to enrich our community with fun, diverse and safe park and recreation experiences through environmentally and fiscally responsible actions. Become a part of the mission by completing surveys on our wide variety of classes, programs and facilities and provide feedback that will be used to better serve you and your community. For more information, or to complete a survey, visit foxvalleyparkdistrict.org.

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Fox Valley Gators Youth Football and Cheerleading League foxvalleygatorsyfl.com


Sports Ready, aim

Archery Archery I

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 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

$29(R) / $43(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 12

Lippold Outdoor Recreation Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59857

W

Dec. 5 to 26

6 to 7 p.m.

59858

Th

Dec. 6 to 27

6 to 7 p.m.

59855

W

Jan. 2 to 23

6 to 7 p.m.

59856

Th

Jan. 3 to 24

6 to 7 p.m.

59859

W

Feb. 6 to 27

6 to 7 p.m.

59860

Th

Feb. 7 to 28

6 to 7 p.m.

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.

For updated schedules, call 630-851-8990.

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) Fee

Schedule

Eola Community Center

Archery II

Age

Open Gym

Class Size

Location

8Y and up

$29(R) / $43(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Lippold Outdoor Recreation Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59861

W

Dec. 5 to 26

7 to 8 p.m.

59862

W

Jan. 2 to 23

7 to 8 p.m.

59863

W

Feb. 6 to 27

7 to 8 p.m.

3D Archery Shoot at 3D foam animals in this archery class. Participants must complete Archery I before signing up for this program. 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

59853

M

Jan. 7 to 28

6 to 7 p.m.

59854

M

Feb. 4 to 25

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.

Youth Open Badminton

$3(R) / $4(N)

13Y to 17Y

Th

3:30 to 6 p.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 Basketball Open Gym

$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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Baseball Affiliates

Softball & T-Ball

Baseball Lil’ Sluggers T-Ball Kids learn the basics of baseball in a fun and safe environment with no standing around. Participants are taught throwing, catching, hitting, fielding, running the bases and how to play the game. Games will be played every week. Players should bring their own glove. This program is taught by All Star Sports Instruction staff. (JF) (MO) (RM) Location

Fee

Eola Community Center

$52(R) / $78(N)

Barcode

Day

Date

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

Aurora Legion League auroralegionleague.com

North Aurora Baseball eteamz.com/NABA

Aurora Neighborhood Baseball waysidecross.org

Wheatland Athletic Organization waasports.org

Aurora Pony League auroraponyleague.com

Time

Class Size

Ages 3Y to 4Y

Hitting League: Swing Away

59086

M

Jan. 7 to Feb. 4

9:15 to 10 a.m.

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

59091

W

Jan. 9 to Feb. 6

9:15 to 10 a.m.

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

59087

Sa

Jan. 12 to Feb. 9

11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

59092

Sa

Feb. 16 to March 16

11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

59088

M

Feb. 18 to March 18

9:15 to 10 a.m.

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Location

Fee

59090

W

Feb. 20 to March 20

9:15 to 10 a.m.

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Prisco Community Center

$100 per team of 4 or $25 per player

Ages 4Y to 6Y 59093

Tu

Jan. 8 to Feb. 5

11 a.m. to noon

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

59082

W

Jan. 9 to Feb. 6

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

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

59089

Th

Jan. 10 to Feb. 7

10:15 to 11:15 a.m.

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

59084

Tu

Feb. 19 to March 19

11 a.m. to noon

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

59094

W

Feb. 20 to March 20

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

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

59083

Th

Feb. 21 to March 21

10:15 to 11:15 a.m.

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

59095

Th

Feb. 21 to March 21

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

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Location

Fee

Prisco Community Center

$52(R) / $78(N)

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

Class Size

59832

Tu

Jan. 8 to Feb. 5

11 to 11:45 a.m.

3Y to 6Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

60264

Tu

Feb.19 to March 19

11 to 11:45 a.m.

3Y to 6Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

60265

Th

Feb. 21 to March 21

10:45 to 11:45am

4Y to 6Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Location

Fee

Vaughan Athletic Center

$52(R) / $78(N)

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

Ages 3Y to 4Y 58996

Tu

Jan. 8 to Feb. 5

4 to 4:45 p.m.

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

58999

Sa

Jan. 12 to Feb. 9

12:45 to 1:30 p.m.

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

59000

Tu

Feb. 19 to March 19

4 to 4:45 p.m.

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

59005

Sa

Feb. 23 to March 23

Noon to 12:45 p.m.

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Ages 4Y to 6Y 58997

Tu

Jan. 8 to Feb. 5

4:45 to 5:45 p.m.

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

58998

W

Jan. 9 to Feb. 6

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

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

59001

Tu

Feb. 19 to March 19

4:45 to 5:45 p.m.

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

59002

W

Feb. 20 to March 20

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

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

59003

Sa

Feb. 23 to March 23

11 a.m. to noon

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

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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)

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

Class Size

58730

Sa

Nov. 24 to Jan. 5

Noon to 4 p.m.

7Y to 8Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

58731

Sa

Nov. 24 to Jan. 5

2 to 4 p.m.

9Y to 10Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

58732

Sa

Nov. 24 to Jan. 5

Noon to 4 p.m.

11Y to 12Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

58733

Sa

Nov. 24 to Jan. 5

4 to 6 p.m.

13Y to 14Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

58729

Su

Nov. 25 to Jan. 6

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

18Y and up

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

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

Residents

$20 per hour per cage

Non-residents

$25 per hour per cage

Commercial residents

$30 per hour per cage

Commercial non-residents

$35 per hour per cage

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


Section Heading Slam dunk!

Basketball Lil’ Pint Hoops

Basketball II & III

This class introduces children to the game of basketball. Players will learn the basic skills of dribbling, passing, shooting and defense. Real games will teach the importance of teamwork. This program is taught by All Star Sports Instruction staff. (JF) (MO) (RM)

Enhance the basic skills taught in Level I Basketball. Levels II and III concentrate more on teamwork and game situations. Man-to-man and zone defenses are taught, along with offensive strategies guaranteed to keep players moving. (JF) (MO)

Location

Fee

Class Size

Fee

Location

Eola Community Center

$52(R) / $78(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

$52(R) / $78(N)

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

Class Size

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

59104

F

Jan. 11 to Feb. 8

10:45 to 11:30 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 16

58992

M

Jan. 7 to Feb. 4

5 to 6 p.m.

6Y to 8Y

58993

M

Jan. 7 to Feb. 4

6 to 7 p.m.

8Y to 10Y

59106

Tu

Jan. 8 to Feb. 5

4 to 5 p.m.

4Y to 6Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 16

58994

M

Feb. 18 to March 18

5 to 6 p.m.

6Y to 8Y

58995

M

Feb. 18 to March 18

6 to 7 p.m.

8Y to 10Y

Class Size

Fee

Location

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

$52(R) / $78(N)

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

59114

Tu

Jan. 8 to Feb. 5

5 to 6 p.m.

6Y to 8Y

59115

Tu

Feb. 19 to March 19

5 to 6 p.m.

6Y to 8Y

59107

Th

Jan. 10 to Feb. 7

9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

4Y to 6Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

59110

Th

Jan. 10 to Feb. 7

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

4Y to 6Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

59105

F

Feb. 15 to March 15

10:45 to 11:30 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 16

59108

Tu

Feb. 19 to March 19

4 to 5 p.m.

4Y to 6Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

59109

Th

Feb. 21 to March 21

9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

4Y to 6Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Age

Class Size

Fee

Location

3Y to 6Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

$52(R) / $78(N)

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60266

M

Jan. 14 to Feb. 11

9:15 to 10 a.m.

60267

Tu

Feb. 25 to March 25

9:15 to 10 a.m.

Class Size

Fee

Location

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

$52(R) / $78(N)

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

58974

M

Jan. 7 to Feb. 4

10 to 10:45 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

58975

M

Jan. 7 to Feb. 4

4 to 5 p.m.

4Y to 6Y

58976

W

Jan. 9 to Feb. 6

10:15 to 11:15 a.m.

4Y to 6Y

58977

Sa

Jan. 12 to Feb. 9

9:15 to 10 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

58978

Sa

Jan. 12 to Feb. 9

10 to 11 a.m.

4Y to 6Y

58979

M

Feb. 18 to March 18

10 to 10:45 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

58980

M

Feb. 18 to March 18

4 to 5 p.m.

4Y to 6Y

58981

W

Feb. 20 to March 20

10:15 to 11:15 a.m.

4Y to 6Y

58982

Sa

Feb. 23 to March 23

12:45 to 1:30 p.m.

3Y to 4Y

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

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Basketball Traveling Basketball

Leagues

The MAC presents RAPTORS Traveling Basketball. The mission will be to transition students from recreational basketball to elite basketball competition. Teams will compete in local traveling leagues and/or tournaments. Third- to fifth-graders must also be registered for the Vaughan Co-Ed Youth League in order to participate. The Illinois flight program is for boys and the lady raptors is for girls. Practice times are below. Game times are to be determined. (JF)

Basketball Co-Ed 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 white and orange reversible jersey at Kirhofer’s before the start of the season. Parents are needed to volunteer to coach and keep score. Draft times on Jan. 5 are: grades K to 1 from 9 to 10 a.m.; grades 2 to 3 from 10 to 11 a.m.; and grades 4 to 5 from 11 a.m. to noon. No games on Feb. 16 or 23. (JF) Class Size

Location

Fee

MIN: 20 / MAX: 40

Vaughan Athletic Center

$46(R) / $69(N)

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Grade

58796

Sa

Jan. 5 to March 9

8 to 10 a.m.*

K to 1

58797

Sa

Jan. 5 to March 9

10 to 11 a.m.*

2 to 3

58798

Sa

Jan. 5 to March 9

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.*

4 to 5

*One-hour game; will vary each week.

Class Size

Fee

Location

MIN: 8 / MAX: 10

$350(R) / $360(N)

Various sites; schedule TBA

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Grade

Group

59505

M/W

Feb. 4 to July 1

6 to 7:30 p.m.

3

Boys

59509

M/W

Feb. 4 to July 1

6 to 7:30 p.m.

4

Boys

59510

M/W

Feb. 4 to July 1

6 to 7:30 p.m.

5

Boys

59522

Tu/Th

Feb. 5 to July 2

6 to 7:30 p.m.

5

Girls

59523

Tu/Th

Feb. 5 to July 2

6 to 7:30 p.m.

6

Girls

59513

M/W

Feb. 4 to July 1

7:30 to 9 p.m.

6

Boys

59515

M/W

Feb. 4 to July 1

7:30 to 9 p.m.

7

Boys

59525

Tu/Th

Feb. 5 to July 2

7:30 to 9 p.m.

7

Girls

59516

M/W

Feb. 4 to July 1

7:30 to 9 p.m.

8

Boys

59526

Tu/Th

Feb. 5 to July 2

7:30 to 9 p.m.

8

Girls

Boys Basketball Travel League

Basketball Youth League 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 preseason draft. Volunteer coaches are needed. No games Jan. 12 and Feb. 9. (MO) Location

Fee

Eola Community Center

$46(R) / $69(N)

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

Class Size

58842

Sa

Jan. 5 to March 9

8 to 11 a.m.*

5Y to 6Y

MIN: 30 / MAX: 40

This travel basketball program, part of the Fox River Valley Travel Basketball League, is considered to be feeder level. It consists of a 10-week schedule with teams playing 20 to 25 games, including tournament play. Home games and tournament will be at Prisco Community Center. Registration fee is per player and it includes uniform. Tryouts will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 17 and 24 at Prisco. To register, contact Rafael at the Prisco Community Center 630-859-8606. (RM) Class Size

Fee

Location

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

$275 per player

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Grade

59748

Sa

Jan. 5 to March 16

2 to 3 p.m.

5

59750

Sa

Jan. 5 to March 16

3 to 4 p.m.

6

59752

Sa

Jan. 5 to March 16

4 to 5 p.m.

7

59754

Sa/Th

Jan. 5 to March 21

5 to 6 p.m.

8

58843

Sa

Jan. 5 to March 9

9 a.m. to noon*

7Y to 8Y

MIN: 30 / MAX: 60

Boys Basketball Travel Tournament

58844

Sa

Jan. 5 to March 9

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.*

9Y to 10Y

MIN: 30 / MAX: 60

58845

Sa

Jan. 5 to March 9

1 to 6 p.m.*

11Y to 12Y

MIN: 30 / MAX: 80

Gather up your friends, classmates and teammates for some March Madness. Space is limited to the first eight teams in each division. Number of games will be determined by the number of teams per division. Tournament will start with pool play that will seed the top teams in a single-elimination tournament on Sunday. Trophies will be awarded to the top teams. (RM)

*One-hour game; will vary each week.

Check it out! Check out the Open Gym schedules on page 19

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Fee

Class Size

Location

$225 per team / $10 extra for each non-resident

MIN: 4 / MAX: 8

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Grade

59805

Sa-Su

March 23 to 24

8 to 10 a.m.

5

59806

Sa-Su

March 23 to 24

10 a.m. to noon

6

59807

Sa-Su

March 23 to 24

Noon to 2 p.m.

7

59808

Sa-Su

March 23 to 24

2 to 5 p.m.

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Basketball Basketball League: Middle School Boys Middle school basketball players can sharpen their court skills in this league, which is open to individuals as well as teams. Players who register individually will be placed on teams by FVPD staff. Teams will have weekly practice on a day and time to be determined and eight league games on Saturday mornings. Volunteer coaches are needed. All coaches are required to attend a preseason meeting at 1 p.m. on Jan. 5 at the Prisco Community Center. (RM) Location

Fee

Prisco Community Center

$46(R) / $69(N)

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Grade

Class Size

58738

Sa

Jan. 12 to March 2

9 to 10 a.m.

5 to 6

MIN: 10 / MAX: 43

58739

Sa

Jan. 12 to March 2

11 a.m. to noon

6 to 7

MIN: 30 / MAX: 80

58740

Sa

Jan. 12 to March 2

Noon to 1 p.m.

7 to 8

MIN: 40 / MAX: 80

Basketball League: Adult Men This men’s 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 nonresident 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 Dec. 4 at Prisco. No games on Feb. 3 and 10 and March 3 and 31 at Vaughan. (RM) (JF) Age

Fee

18Y and up

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

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

Location

Division

59480

Su

Dec. 9 to Feb. 24

4 to 8 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 20

Prisco Community Center

18Y and up

59490

Su

Jan. 6 to April 21

4 to 8 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 10

Vaughan Athletic Center

18Y and up

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Soccer Phenom Soccer

Soccer II & III

Soccer players can take their skills to the next level. Players learn 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)

This program covers the same basics as Tiny Kickers with more specific training and coaching. Participants learn about game situations, how to spread out and call for the ball, positioning and teamwork. Fun games keep everyone learning and moving. Participants must bring shin guards and a soccer ball. These programs are taught by All Star Sports Instruction staff. (MO) (JF)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

7Y to 10Y

$30(R) / $60(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Class Size

Fee

Location

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

$52(R) / $78(N)

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59879

Su

Nov. 25 to Dec. 16

Noon to 1 p.m.

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

Th

Jan. 10 to Feb. 7

4 to 5 p.m.

5Y to 7Y

59880

Su

Jan. 6 to 27

Noon to 1 p.m.

59028

59881

Su

Feb. 3 to 24

Noon to 1 p.m.

59029

Th

Jan. 10 to Feb. 7

5 to 6 p.m.

8Y to 10Y

59032

Th

Feb. 21 to March 21

4 to 5 p.m.

5Y to 7Y

59033

Th

Feb. 21 to March 21

5 to 6 p.m.

8Y to 10Y

Class Size

Fee

Location

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

$52(R) / $78(N)

Vaughan Athletic Center

Futsal I 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. Will 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. (MO)

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

59026

W

Jan. 9 to Feb. 6

4 to 5 p.m.

4Y to 6Y

Class Size

Fee

Location

59027

W

Jan. 9 to Feb. 6

5 to 6 p.m.

6Y to 8Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 16

$52(R) / $78(N)

Eola Community Center

59030

W

Feb. 20 to March 20

4 to 5 p.m.

4Y to 6Y

59031

W

Feb. 20 to March 20

5 to 6 p.m.

6Y to 8Y

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

59101

M

Jan. 7 to Feb. 4

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

4Y to 6Y

59102

Tu

Jan. 8 to Feb. 5

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

3Y to 5Y

59103

M

Feb. 18 to March 18

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

4Y to 6Y

59116

Tu

Feb. 19 to March 19

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

3Y to 5Y

Mini Phenom Soccer 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) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

4Y to 6Y

$30(R) / $60(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59877

Su

Nov. 25 to Dec. 16

11 a.m. to noon

59878

Su

Jan. 6 to 27

11 a.m. to noon

60302

Su

Feb. 3 to 24

11 a.m. to noon

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Soccer Affiliates 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 Tiny Kickers Tiny Kickers is designed to teach children the basics of soccer—dribbling, passing and shooting—through fun games. This program is taught by All Star Sports Instruction staff. (KW) (RM) (JF)

Leagues

Class Size

Fee

Location

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

$52(R) / $78(N)

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

59068

M

Jan. 7 to Feb. 4

10:45 to 11:30 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

59118

Tu

Jan. 8 to Feb. 5

10 to 11 a.m.

4Y to 6Y

59069

W

Jan. 9 to Feb. 6

10 to 10:45 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

59067

Th

Jan. 10 to Feb. 7

3 to 4 p.m.

4Y to 6Y

59070

F

Jan. 11 to Feb. 8

10 to 10:45 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

59074

Sa

Jan. 12 to Feb. 9

10 to 10:45 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

59119

Sa

Jan. 12 to Feb. 9

10:45 to 11:45 a.m.

4Y to 6Y

Class Size

Fee

Location

59117

F

Feb. 15 to March 15

10 to 10:45 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

MIN: 20 / MAX: 25

$76(R) / $114(N)

Vaughan Athletic Center

59072

Sa

Feb. 16 to March 16

10 to 10:45 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

59121

Sa

Feb. 16 to March 16

10:45 to 11:45 a.m.

4Y to 6Y

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

59073

M

Feb. 18 to March 18

10:45 to 11:30 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

59278

Su

Jan. 20 to March 31

9 to 10:10 a.m.

6Y to 8Y

59120

Tu

Feb. 19 to March 19

10 to 11 a.m.

4Y to 6Y

59352

Su

Jan. 20 to March 31

10:20 to 11:30 a.m.

9Y to 11Y

59071

W

Feb. 20 to March 20

10 to 10:45 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

59386

Su

Jan. 20 to March 31

11:40 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.

12Y to 14Y

59075

Th

Feb. 21 to March 21

3 to 4 p.m.

4Y to 6Y

Fustal 5v5 League

Class Size

Fee

Location

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

$52(R) / $78(N)

Prisco Community Center

This league is designed to increase each player’s overall ability to handle the soccer ball and expand knowledge of the game. 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 taught by All Star Sports Instruction. Indoor shoes and shinguards are required. No class on Feb. 3, 10 and March 3. (JF)

Indoor Soccer League 5v5 This soccer league is a scaled-down, indoor version of outdoor soccer. The league features five-on-five or six on six on a smaller (roughly basketball court-sized) field with a smaller, low-bounce ball. The eight-week league includes a single-elimination tournament. Teams will play two 20-minute halves with a roster limit of 10 players. Trophies will be awarded to the top teams. Indoor shoes and shinguards are required. A mandatory captains meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 29 at the Prisco Community Center. (RM)

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

59829

Tu

Jan. 8 to Feb. 5

10 to 11 a.m.

3Y to 6Y

59830

Tu

Jan. 8 to Feb. 5

4 to 4:45 p.m.

3Y to 4Y

59831

Tu

Jan. 8 to Feb. 5

4:45 to 5:45 p.m.

4Y to 6Y

Location

60269

Tu

Feb.19 to March 19

4 to 4:45 p.m.

3Y to 4Y

Prisco Community Center

60270

Tu

Feb. 19 to March 19

4:45 to 5:45 p.m.

3Y to 4Y

60271

Th

Feb. 21 to March 21

10 to 10:45 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

Class Size

Fee

Location

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

$52(R) / $78(N)

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

58986

M

Jan. 7 to Feb. 4

10:45 to 11:30 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

58987

W

Jan. 9 to Feb. 6

9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

4Y to 6Y

58984

Sa

Jan. 12 to Feb. 9

11 a.m. to noon

4Y to 6Y

58985

Sa

Jan. 12 to Feb. 9

Noon to 12:45 p.m.

3Y to 4Y

58988

M

Feb. 18 to March 18

10:45 to 11:30 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

58989

W

Feb. 20 to March 20

9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

4Y to 6Y

58990

Sa

Feb. 23 to March 23

9:15 to 10 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

58991

Sa

Feb. 23 to March 23

10 to 11 a.m.

4Y to 6Y

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Grade/ Age

Class Size

Fee

59842

F

Jan. 4 to Feb. 22

5:30 to 9 p.m.

2 to 3

MIN: 10 / MAX: 40

$210 per team OR $35 per player

59838

Su

Jan. 6 to Feb. 24

1 to 4 p.m.

Women 18Y and up

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

$450(R) / $10 extra for each non-resident

59843

M

Jan. 7 to Feb. 25

5:30 to 9 p.m.

4 to 5

MIN: 10 / MAX: 40

$210 per team OR $35 per player

Recreational Soccer Leagues (Grades K to 8) The Fox Valley Park District is affiliated with the Kickers Soccer Club and Wheatland Athletic Association that provide recreational soccer leagues in the fall and spring sessions. The Kickers Soccer Club recreational league teams play on Saturday mornings at the Stuart Sports Complex. The Wheatland Athletic Association league teams play at a variety of athletic fields in the Fox Valley Villages area on the far east end of Aurora. For registration information: Kickers Soccer Club: kickerssoccerclub.org or 630-506-0059 75 Executive Drive, Suite 119, Aurora 60504 Wheatland Athletic Association: waasports.org or 630-978-2855 2323 Liberty St., Aurora 60502 Registrations are now handled by these groups directly.

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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 racquet 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 Feb. 2 and 3. (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 Feb. 2 and 3. (BSV)

Age

Class Size

Location

4Y to 6Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Vaughan Athletic Center

Age

Location

6Y to 7Y

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

Fee*

57045

W

Oct. 31 to Dec. 19

4 to 5 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

$120(R) / $180(N)

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Fee*

57031

M

Oct. 29 to Dec. 17

3:30 to 4:15 p.m.

$89(R) / $135(N)

57032

M

Oct. 29 to Dec. 17

4:15 to 5 p.m.

$89(R) / $135(N)

57049

F

Nov. 2 to Dec. 21

4 to 5 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

$105(R) / $158(N)

57030

Sa

Nov. 3 to Dec. 22

8:30 to 9:15 a.m.

$79(R) / $118(N)

57047

Sa

Nov. 3 to Dec. 22

MIN: 4 / MAX: 20

$105(R) / $158(N)

58751

M

Jan. 7 to Feb. 25

3:30 to 4:15 p.m.

$89(R) / $135(N)

8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

58752

M

Jan. 7 to Feb. 25

4:15 to 5 p.m.

$89(R) / $135(N)

58759

W

Jan. 9 to Feb. 27

4 to 5 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

$120(R) / $180(N)

58753

Sa

Jan. 12 to March 2

8:30 to 9:15 a.m.

$79(R) / $118(N)

*Sign-up is under way. Fees are pro-rated for late sign-ups.

58761

F

Jan. 11 to March 1

4 to 5 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

$120(R) / $180(N)

58760

Sa

Jan. 12 to March 2

8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 20

$105(R) / $158(N)

*Sign-up is under way. Fees are pro-rated for late sign-ups.

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 36-foot court and short-format competitive games. Players need to bring their own racket. No class Feb. 2 and 3. (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 Feb. 2 and 3. (BSV)

Age

Class Size

Location

4Y to 6Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Vaughan Athletic Center

Age

Location

Time

Fee*

8Y to 10Y

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

57041

M

Oct. 29 to Dec. 17

4 to 5 p.m.

$120(R) / $180(N)

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

Fee*

57043

Th

Nov. 1 to Dec. 20

4 to 5 p.m.

$105(R) / $158(N)

57055

Tu

Oct. 30 to Dec. 18

4 to 5 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

$120(R) / $180(N)

57040

Sa

Nov. 3 to Dec. 22

8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

$105(R) / $158(N)

57057

F

Nov. 2 to Dec. 21

5 to 6 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

$105(R) / $158(N)

58755

M

Jan. 7 to Feb. 25

4 to 5 p.m.

$120(R) / $180(N)

57053

Sa

Nov. 3 to Dec. 22

MIN: 4 / MAX: 30

$90(R) / $135(N)

58757

Th

Jan. 10 to Feb. 28

4 to 5 p.m.

$120(R) / $180(N)

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

58754

Sa

Jan. 12 to March 2

8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

$105(R) / $158(N)

58764

Tu

Jan. 8 to Feb. 26

4 to 5 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

$120(R) / $180(N)

58767

F

Jan. 11 to March 1

5 to 6 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

$120(R) / $180(N)

58763

Sa

Jan. 12 to March 2

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 24

$105(R) / $158(N)

*Sign-up is under way. Fees are pro-rated for late sign-ups.

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*Sign-up is under way. Fees are pro-rated for late sign-ups.


Tennis Tennis Lessons: QuickStart Performance

Tennis Lessons: D2

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 Feb. 2 and 3. (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 Nov. 22 to 25, Dec. 24 to Jan. 6, Feb. 2 and 3. (BSV)

Age

Class Size

Location

Age

Location

5Y to 7Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

Vaughan Athletic Center

14Y to 18Y

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Fee*

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

Fee*

57059

Sa

Nov. 3 to Dec. 22

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

$105(R) / $158(N)

57667

W

Oct. 31 to Feb. 27

4 to 6 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 16

$440(R) / $637(N)

58769

Sa

Jan. 12 to March 2

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

$105(R) / $158(N)

57664

Sa

Nov. 3 to March 2

Noon to 2 p.m.

MIN: 8 / MAX: 25

$385(R) / $557(N)

57665

Su

Nov. 4 to March 3

2 to 4 p.m.

MIN: 8 / MAX: 25

$385(R) / $557(N)

*Sign-up is under way. Fees are pro-rated for late sign-ups.

*Sign-up is under way. Fees are pro-rated for late sign-ups.

Tennis Lessons: Youth Beginner Indoors 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 Nov. 22 to 25, Dec. 24 to Jan. 6, Feb. 2 and 3. (BSV) Age

Location

11Y to 13Y

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

Fee*

57065

Su

Nov. 4 to March 3

1 to 2 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

$210(R) / $315(N)

57067

M

Oct. 29 to Feb. 25

5 to 6 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

$240(R) / $360(N)

*Sign-up is under way. Fees are pro-rated for late sign-ups.

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 Nov. 22 to 25, Dec. 24 to Jan. 6, Feb. 2 and 3. (BSV) Age

Class Size

Location

14Y to 18Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Fee*

58572

F

Nov. 2 to March 1

5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

$225(R) / $338(N)

57570

Su

Nov. 4 to March 3

1 to 2 p.m.

$210(R) / $315(N)

Tennis Lessons: D1 Higher-level varsity players comprise this program, which will provide 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 Nov. 22 to 25, Dec. 24 to Jan. 6, Feb. 2 and 3. (BSV) Age

Location

14Y to 18Y

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

Fee*

57677

Tu

Oct. 30 to Feb. 26

5 to 7 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 20

$440(R) / $637(N)

57678

Th

Nov. 1 to Feb. 28

5 to 7 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 20

$413(R) / $597(N)

57676

Su

Nov. 4 to March 3

4 to 6 p.m.

MIN: 8 / MAX: 25

$385(R) / $558(N)

*Sign-up is under way. Fees are pro-rated for late sign-ups.

*Sign-up is under way. Fees are pro-rated for late sign-ups.

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 Nov. 22 to 25, Dec. 24 to Jan. 6, Feb. 2 and 3. (BSV) Age

Location

11Y to 13Y

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

Fee*

57628

W

Oct. 31 to Feb. 27

4 to 5:30 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

$283(R) / $394(N)

57621

F

Nov. 2 to March 1

4 to 5:30 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 8

$266(R) / $369(N)

57614

Sa

Nov. 3 to March 2

10:30 a.m. to noon

MIN: 8 / MAX: 25

$248(R) / $345(N)

*Sign-up is under way. Fees are pro-rated for late sign-ups.

Check it out! Check out the Vaughan Tennis Center on page 113 and outdoor tennis courts on page 108 27


Tennis Tennis Lessons: P3 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 have started taking private lessons and can play matches. No class Nov. 22 to 25, Dec. 24 to Jan. 6, Feb. 2 and 3. (BSV) Age

Location

7Y to 10Y

Vaughan Athletic Center

For Adults Tennis Lessons: Adult Beginner Indoors 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 Nov. 22 to 25, Dec. 24 to Jan. 6, and Feb. 2 and 3. (BSV)

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Fee*

Class Size

60296

M

Oct. 29 to Feb. 25

4 to 6 p.m.

$440(R) / $637(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX:12

Age

Class Size

Location

60353

Su

Nov. 4 to March 3

4 to 6 p.m.

$385(R) / $558(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 8

18Y and up

MIN: 4 / MAX: 5

Vaughan Athletic Center

*Sign-up is under way. Fees are pro-rated for late sign-ups.

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Fee

Tennis Lessons: P2

59678

Tu

Nov. 27 to Feb. 26

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

$193(R) / $264(N)

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 Sept. 3, Nov. 22 to 25, Dec. 24 to Jan. 6, Feb. 2 and 3. (BSV)

59676

Sa

Dec. 1 to March 2

2 to 3 p.m.

$177(R) / $242(N)

Age

Class Size

Location

8Y to 12Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Fee*

57305

M

Oct. 29 to Feb. 25

4 to 6 p.m.

$440(R) / $637(N)

57303

Tu

Oct. 30 to Feb. 26

4 to 6 p.m.

$440(R) / $637(N)

57301

Th

Nov. 1 to Feb. 28

4 to 6 p.m.

$413(R) / $598(N)

57299

Su

Nov. 4 to March 3

2 to 4 p.m.

$385(R) / $558(N)

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 Dec. 24 to Jan. 6 and Feb. 2 and 3. (BSV) Age

Class Size

Location

18Y and up

MIN: 4 / MAX: 4

Vaughan Athletic Center

Date

Time

Barcode

Day

Fee

59681

Th

Nov. 29 to Feb. 28

6 to 7:30 p.m.

$240(R) / $336(N)

59683

Su

Dec. 2 to March 3

Noon to 1 p.m.

$177(R) / $242(N)

*Sign-up is under way. Fees are pro-rated for late sign-ups.

USTA Team Tennis

Tennis Lessons: P1

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.

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 Sept. 3, Nov. 22 to 25, Dec. 24 to Jan. 6, Feb. 2 and 3. (BSV)

Weekly Drop-in Drills Day

Level

Time

Fees

Men’s Tennis Clinic

Age

Class Size

Location

11Y to 14Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 16

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Fee*

57513

Tu

Oct. 30 to Feb. 26

6 to 8 p.m.

$440(R) / $637(N)

57516

Th

Nov. 1 to Feb. 28

4 to 6 p.m.

$413(R) / $597(N)

57519

Su

Nov. 4 to March 3

4 to 6 p.m.

$385(R) / $557(N)

*Sign-up is under way. Fees are pro-rated for late sign-ups.

Tennis Lessons: Varsity Invite

M

3.0+

8 to 9:30 p.m.

Sa

4.0+

3 to 4:30 p.m.

Su

3.0+

7:30 to 9 a.m.

$18 (member) $20(R) non-member $25(N) non-member

Women’s Tennis Clinic 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.

$13 (member) $15(R) non-member $20(N) non-member

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 Sept. 3, Nov. 22 to 25, Dec. 24 to Jan. 6, Feb. 2 and 3. (BSV)

Vaughan Performance Program

Age

Class Size

Location

14Y to 18Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Fee*

57687

M

Oct. 29 to Feb. 25

6 to 8 p.m.

$440(R) / $637(N)

57689

W

Oct. 31 to Feb. 27

5:30 to 8 p.m.

$550(R) / $696(N)

*Sign-up is under way. Fees are pro-rated for late sign-ups.

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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. No class on Feb. 22. (JR) Day

Location

F

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Fee

Date

Time

Age

Class Size

59122

$40(R) / $60(N)

Nov. 16 to Dec. 7

4 to 5 p.m.

5Y to 7Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 15

59123

$40(R) / $60(N)

Nov. 16 to Dec. 7

5 to 6 p.m.

8Y to 10Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

59124

$60(R) / $80(N)

Nov. 16 to Dec. 7

6 to 7:30 p.m.

11Y to 13Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

59127

$40(R) / $60(N)

Dec. 14 to Jan. 4

4 to 5 p.m.

5Y to 7Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 15

59125

$40(R) / $60(N)

Dec. 14 to Jan. 4

5 to 6 p.m.

8Y to 10Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

59126

$60(R) / $80(N)

Dec. 14 to Jan. 4

6 to 7:30 p.m.

11Y to 13Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

59128

$40(R) / $60(N)

Jan. 11 to Feb. 1

4 to 5 p.m.

5Y to 7Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 15

59129

$40(R) / $60(N)

Jan. 11 to Feb. 1

5 to 6 p.m.

8Y to 10Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

59130

$60(R) / $80(N)

Jan. 11 to Feb. 1

6 to 7:30 p.m.

11Y to 13Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

59131

$40(R) / $60(N)

Feb. 8 to March 8

4 to 5 p.m.

5Y to 7Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 15

59132

$40(R) / $60(N)

Feb. 8 to March 8

5 to 6 p.m.

8Y to 10Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

59133

$60(R) / $80(N)

Feb. 8 to March 8

6 to 7:30 p.m.

11Y to 13Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

TexT To

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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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Volleyball Volleyball Developmental Training

Cyclones Volleyball

Effective and unique training techniques are used to develop and strengthen basic and intermediate volleyball skills and fundamentals. Participants will develop correct passing, setting, defense and spiking skills to help them qualify for their school or club volleyball team. This program is taught by Team ONE coaching staff. No class on Feb. 9. (MO)

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)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

10Y to 18Y

$78(R) / $117(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 40

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59892

Sa

Jan. 19 to March 2

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Leagues Middle School Volleyball League

Volleyball League: Adult Co-Ed

This league gives middle school students an opportunity to sharpen their skills and techniques while learning to become a better player. Each team has a one-hour practice on Friday or Saturday and a one-hour game on Sunday. Girls need to be at the Vaughan Center on the first day from noon to 2 p.m. for practice and to meet the coach. Program fee now includes the price of uniforms. No practice or games on Feb. 23 and 24 and March 3. (JF)

These leagues feature a 12-match schedule that ends with a single-elimination tournament. Matches consist of three games: two games to 25 points and one game to 15 points. A rally points scoring system will be used. Trophies will be awarded to the top teams. Teams should have a maximum of 12 players. A mandatory meeting for captains will be held at 7 p.m. on Feb. 12 at Prisco Community Center. (RM) Fee

Age

Class Size

Location

$300 per team / $10 extra for each non-resident

18Y and up

MIN: 4 / MAX: 8

Prisco Community Center

Date

Time

Division

Tu

Feb. 19 to May 21

6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Competitive

W

Feb. 20 to May 22

6:30 to 9 p.m.

Recreational

Class Size

Fee

Location

MIN: 32 / MAX: 48

$77(R) / $97(N)

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Grade

Barcode

Day

58793

Su/Sa

Feb. 17 to April 28

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

5 to 6

59467

58794

Su/Sa

Feb. 17 to April 28

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

7 to 8

59468

Volleyball Co-Rec League Both competitive and recreational leagues are offered for volleyball players of all skill levels. All games will be officiated. All teams qualify for a single-elimination postseason tournament. Trophies will be awarded to the season and playoff champions. (MO) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

18Y and up

$300 per team

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Division

59524

Su

Jan. 6 to April 21

3 to 9 p.m.

Competitive

59551

Su

Jan. 6 to April 21

3 to 9 p.m.

Recreational

2-on-2 Adult Volleyball League This doubles league (teams of 2 players) requires experience with volleyball doubles play. Format: ‘King/Queen of the Court’, with new doubles pairings created for each match. Players will be seeded to facilitate competitive play. Players register as individuals and will play with and against other players in the league. The schedule will include men only, women only and co-ed play. Playing Level: Level B and above. (MO)

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Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

18Y and up

$50(M) / $100(R) / $125(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 24

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59020

Su

Jan. 6 to April 7

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


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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 Therapy Pool

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

59191

Sa

Jan. 5 to Feb. 23

10 to 10:30 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 8

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

F

Jan. 4 to Feb. 22

9 to 9:45 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

Sa

Jan. 5 to Feb. 23

8 to 8:45 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

59192

Sa

Jan. 5 to Feb. 23

11 to 11:30 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

59209

59193

Su

Jan. 6 to Feb. 24

10 to 10:30 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 18

59210

59194

Su

Jan. 6 to Feb. 24

5 to 5:30 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 8

59211

Sa

Jan. 5 to Feb. 23

9 to 9:45 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Sa

Jan. 5 to Feb. 23

Noon to 12:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Su

Jan. 6 to Feb. 24

11 to 11:45 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 18

59190

M/W

Jan. 7 to 30

9:45 to 10:15 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

59212

59195

M/W

Feb. 4 to 27

9:45 to 10:15 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

59214 59213

Su

Jan. 6 to Feb. 24

6 to 6:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 8

59206

M/W

Jan. 7 to 30

9 to 9:45 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

59207

M/W

Jan. 7 to 30

5 to 5:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

59208

Tu/Th

Jan. 8 to 31

5 to 5:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

59215

M/W

Feb. 4 to 27

9 to 9:45 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

59216

M/W

Feb. 4 to 27

5 to 5:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

59217

Tu/Th

Feb. 5 to 28

5 to 5:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

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 31


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

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Leisure Pool

Class Size

Therapy Pool

59239

F

Jan. 4 to Feb. 22

10 to 10:30 a.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 12

59233

Tu/Th

Jan. 8 to 31

9 to 9:30 a.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 4

59240

Sa

Jan. 5 to Feb. 23

9 to 9:30 a.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 8

59234

Tu/Th

Jan. 8 to 31

9:45 to 10:15 a.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 4

59243

Su

Jan. 6 to Feb. 24

10 to 10:30 a.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 12

59235

Tu/Th

Jan. 8 to 31

10:30 to 11 a.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 4

59236

Tu/Th

Jan. 8 to 31

4 to 4:45 p.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 8

Therapy Pool 59238

F

Jan. 4 to Feb. 22

9 to 9:30 a.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 8

59237

Tu/Th

Jan. 8 to 31

6 to 6:30 p.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 12

59268

Sa

Jan. 5 to Feb. 23

8 to 8:30 a.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 8

59246

M/W

Feb. 4 to 27

9 to 9:30 a.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 4

59241

Sa

Jan. 5 to Feb. 23

10 to 10:30 a.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 12

59247

M/W

Feb. 4 to 27

9:45 to 10:15 a.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 4

59242

Sa

Jan. 5 to Feb. 23

11 to 11:30 a.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 12

59248

M/W

Feb. 4 to 27

4 to 4:30 p.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 8

59244

Su

Jan. 6 to Feb. 24

5 to 5:30 p.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 8

59249

M/W

Feb. 4 to 27

6 to 6:30 p.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 12

59245

Su

Jan. 6 to Feb. 24

6 to 6:30 p.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 8

59250

Tu/Th

Feb. 5 to 28

9 to 9:30 a.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 4

59229

M/W

Jan. 7 to 30

9 to 9:30 a.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 4

59251

Tu/Th

Feb. 5 to 28

9:45 to 10:15 a.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 4

59230

M/W

Jan. 7 to 30

9:45 to 10:15 a.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 4

59252

Tu/Th

Feb. 5 to 28

10:30 to 11 a.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 4

59231

M/W

Jan. 7 to 30

4 to 4:30 p.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 8

59253

Tu/Th

Feb. 5 to 28

4 to 4:45 p.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 8

59232

M/W

Jan. 7 to 30

6 to 6:30 p.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 12

59254

Tu/Th

Feb. 5 to 28

6 to 6:30 p.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 12

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 are asked to supervise their children while visiting. Socks are required.

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

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


Aquatics Swim Lessons: Youth 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) Location

Fee

Location

Fee

Vaughan Athletic Center

$40(R) / $52(N)

Vaughan Athletic Center

$40(R) / $52(N)

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Time

59304

Sa

Jan. 5 to Feb. 23

59305

Sa

59329

Age

Class Size

Barcode

Day

Date

Age

Class Size

10 to 10:45 a.m.

11Y to 15Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

59302

F

Jan. 4 to Feb. 22

Jan. 5 to Feb. 23

11 to 11:45 a.m.

11Y to 15Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

59303

Sa

Jan. 5 to Feb. 23

9 to 9:45 a.m.

5Y to 10Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

10 to 10:45 a.m.

5Y to 10Y

Sa

Jan. 5 to Feb. 23

Noon to 12:45 p.m.

11Y to 15Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

59296

M/W

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

Jan. 7 to 30

4 to 4:45 p.m.

5Y to 10Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

59330

Su

Jan. 6 to Feb. 24

5 to 5:45 p.m.

5Y to 10Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

59297

59331

Su

Jan. 6 to Feb. 24

6 to 6:45 p.m.

5Y to 10Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

59298

M/W

Jan. 7 to 30

5 to 5:45 p.m.

5Y to 10Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

M/W

Jan. 7 to 30

6 to 6:45 p.m.

5Y to 10Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

59299

Tu/Th

Jan. 8 to 31

4 to 4:45 p.m.

5Y to 10Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Competition Pool

Therapy Pool

Leisure Pool 59335

F

Jan. 4 to Feb. 22

10 to 10:45 a.m.

5Y to 10Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

59300

Tu/Th

Jan. 8 to 31

5 to 5:45 p.m.

5Y to 10Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

59336

Sa

Jan. 5 to Feb. 23

8 to 8:45 a.m.

5Y to 10Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 24

59301

Tu/Th

Jan. 8 to 31

6 to 6:45 p.m.

5Y to 10Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

59337

Sa

Jan. 5 to Feb. 23

9 to 9:45 a.m.

5Y to 10Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 24

59308

M/W

Feb. 4 to 27

4 to 4:45 p.m.

5Y to 10Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

59338

Su

Jan. 6 to Feb. 24

10 to 10:45 a.m.

5Y to 10Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

59309

M/W

Feb. 4 to 27

5 to 5:45 p.m.

5Y to 10Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

59307

Su

Jan. 6 to Feb. 24

11 to 11:45 a.m.

11Y to 15Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 24

59310

M/W

Feb. 4 to 27

6 to 6:45 p.m.

5Y to 10Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

59311

Tu/Th

Feb. 5 to 28

4 to 4:45 p.m.

5Y to 10Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

59312

Tu/Th

Feb. 5 to 28

5 to 5:45 p.m.

5Y to 10Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

59313

Tu/Th

Feb. 5 to 28

6 to 6:45 p.m.

5Y to 10Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

Dabble in

Diving

Springboard Diving: Beginner 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) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y to 13Y

$75(M) / $81(R) / $85(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 15

Vaughan Athletic Center Competition Pool

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59503

M/W

Jan. 14 to March 6

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

$107(M) / $113(R) / $118(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 15

Vaughan Athletic Center Competition Pool

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59506

M/W

Jan. 14 to March 6

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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Aquatics Swim Lessons: Youth Advanced Beginner - Indoors

Swim Lessons: Youth Intermediate - Indoors

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)

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)

Age

Fee

Location

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y to 10Y

$40(R) / $52(N)

Vaughan Athletic Center Competition Pool

6Y to 12Y

$40(R) / $52(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

Vaughan Athletic Center Competition Pool

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59362

Sa

Jan. 5 to Feb. 23

9 to 9:45 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

59389

Sa

Jan. 5 to Feb. 23

9 to 9:45 a.m.

59363

Sa

Jan. 5 to Feb. 23

10 to 10:45 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

59390

Sa

Jan. 5 to Feb. 23

10 to 10:45 a.m.

59364

Sa

Jan. 5 to Feb. 23

11 to 11:45 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

59391

Sa

Jan. 5 to Feb. 23

11 to 11:45 a.m.

59365

Su

Jan. 6 to Feb. 24

11 to 11:45 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

59392

Su

Jan. 6 to Feb. 24

5 to 5:45 p.m.

59366

Su

Jan. 6 to Feb. 24

5 to 5:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

59387

M/W

Jan. 7 to 30

4 to 4:45 p.m.

59367

Su

Jan. 6 to Feb. 24

6 to 6:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

59388

Tu/Th

Jan. 8 to 31

7 to 7:45 p.m.

59357

M/W

Jan. 7 to 30

5 to 5:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

59393

M/W

Feb. 4 to 27

4 to 4:45 p.m.

59358

M/W

Jan. 7 to 30

6 to 6:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

59394

Tu/Th

Feb. 5 to 28

7 to 7:45 p.m.

59359

Tu/Th

Jan. 8 to 31

4 to 4:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

59360

Tu/Th

Jan. 8 to 31

5 to 5:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

Swim Lessons: Youth Advanced - Indoors

59361

Tu/Th

Jan. 8 to 31

6 to 6:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

59368

M/W

Feb. 4 to 27

5 to 5:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

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)

59369

M/W

Feb. 4 to 27

6 to 6:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

59370

Tu/Th

Feb. 5 to 28

4 to 4:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

59371

Tu/Th

Feb. 5 to 28

5 to 5:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

59372

Tu/Th

Feb. 5 to 28

6 to 6:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y to 13Y

$40(R) / $52(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

Vaughan Athletic Center Competition Pool

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59420

Sa

Jan. 5 to Feb. 23

9 to 9:45 a.m.

59421

Sa

Jan. 5 to Feb. 23

10 to 10:45 a.m.

59422

Sa

Jan. 5 to Feb. 23

11 to 11:45 a.m.

59423

Su

Jan. 6 to Feb. 24

6 to 6:45 p.m.

59418

M/W

Jan. 7 to 30

7 to 7:45 p.m.

59419

Tu/Th

Jan. 8 to 31

7 to 7:45 p.m.

59424

M/W

Feb. 4 to 27

7 to 7:45 p.m.

59425

Tu/Th

Feb. 5 to 28

7 to 7:45 p.m.

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Aquatics Swim Lessons: Adult Level 1 - Indoors

Aqua Fitness

Focus 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

Class Size

Location

15Y and up

$40(R) / $52(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Vaughan Athletic Center Competition Pool

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

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

59440

Sa

Jan. 5 to Feb. 23

8 to 8:45 a.m.

59441

Sa

Jan. 5 to Feb. 23

Noon to 12:45 p.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

59442

Su

Jan. 6 to Feb. 24

11 to 11:45 a.m.

16Y and up

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

MIN: 8 / MAX: 16

Vaughan Athletic Center Competition Pool

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59723

Tu

Jan. 8 to Feb. 26

5:15 to 6 p.m.

59724

Th

Jan. 10 to Feb. 28

9:45 to 10:30 a.m.

59725

Th

Jan. 10 to Feb. 28

5:15 to 6 p.m.

Swim Lessons: Adult Level 2 - Indoors 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)

Aqua Cardio Challenge

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

15Y and up

$42(R) / $59(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

Vaughan Athletic Center Competition Pool

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59448

Sa

Jan. 5 to Feb. 23

8 to 8:45 a.m.

59449

Sa

Jan. 5 to Feb. 23

Noon to 12:45 p.m.

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) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

16Y and up

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

MIN: 8 / MAX: 16

Vaughan Athletic Center Competition Pool

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Masters Swim 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) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

16Y and up

$53(M) / $57(R) / $68(N)

MIN: 9 / MAX: 20

Vaughan Athletic Center Competition Pool

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59188

W/M

Dec. 26 to Feb. 13

8 to 9 p.m.

59189

Th/Tu

Dec. 27 to Feb. 14

5 to 6 a.m.

59707

M

Jan. 7 to Feb. 25

9:15 to 10 a.m.

59716

M

Jan. 7 to Feb. 25

6:15 to 7 p.m.

59715

W

Jan. 9 to Feb. 27

6:15 to 7 p.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

59717

Tu

Jan. 8 to Feb. 26

9:45 to 10:30 a.m.

59718

W

Jan. 9 to Feb. 27

9:15 to 10 a.m.

Health Tip!

Buy fresh vs. bagged Rather than buy bagged vegetables from the grocery store ... buy whole vegetables. Bagged veggies, like salad mixes, are washed using chlorine, which causes an array of environmental problems – plenty of reasons to skip the bagged lettuce. 35


Aquatics Aqua Pilates Core Control Level I

Aqua Health

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

Location

14Y and up

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

Vaughan Athletic Center Therapy Pool

Barcode

Day

Time

Date

Class Size

59775

Tu

Jan. 8 to Feb. 26

10 to 10:45 a.m.

MIN: 8 / MAX: 14

59776

W

Jan. 9 to Feb. 27

6:15 to 7 p.m.

MIN: 8 / MAX: 12

Aqua Pilates Core Control Level II 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)

Ai Chi 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) 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

59773

F

Jan. 11 to March 1

10:45 to 11:30 a.m.

Deep Water Arthritis

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

59787

M

Jan. 7 to Feb. 25

6:15 to 7 p.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

10 to 10:45 a.m.

16Y and up

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

MIN: 8 / MAX: 12

Vaughan Athletic Center Therapy Pool

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59760

M

Jan. 7 to Feb. 25

7 to 7:45 p.m.

59761

Tu

Jan. 8 to Feb. 26

9:15 to 10 a.m.

59762

Th

Jan. 10 to Feb. 28

9:15 to 10 a.m.

59788

Th

Jan. 10 to Feb. 28

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)

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)

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

59769

Tu

Jan. 8 to Feb. 26

7 to 7:45 p.m.

59770

W

Jan. 9 to Feb. 27

9:15 to 10 a.m.

Age

Fee

Location

59771

Th

Jan. 10 to Feb. 28

7 to 7:45 p.m.

16Y and up

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

Vaughan Athletic Center Therapy Pool

59772

F

Jan. 11 to March 1

9 to 9:45 a.m.

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

59740

M

Jan. 7 to Feb. 25

10:15 to 11 a.m.

MIN: 8 / MAX: 12

59741

M

Jan. 7 to Feb. 25

5:15 to 6 p.m.

MIN: 8 / MAX: 12

59742

Tu

Jan. 8 to Feb. 26

6:15 to 7 p.m.

MIN: 8 / MAX: 12

59743

W

Jan. 9 to Feb. 27

10:15 to 11 a.m.

MIN: 8 / MAX: 12

59744

W

Jan. 9 to Feb. 27

5:15 to 6 p.m.

MIN: 8 / MAX: 12

59745

F

Jan. 11 to March 1

9:50 to 10:35 a.m.

MIN: 8 / MAX: 12

59746

Sa

Jan. 12 to March 2

10:45 to 11:30 a.m.

MIN: 8 / MAX: 15

Weekend Warriors Cardiovascular combinations from various influences are utilized to create a challenging and effective water workout. Improve overall health with traditional aquatic fitness moves as well as aqua Pilates, yoga, kickboxing, running and intense power intervals. Instructors will rotate for a new experience every class. (JHV) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

16Y and up

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

MIN: 8 / MAX: 15

Vaughan Athletic Center Competition Pool

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59738

Sa

Jan. 12 to March 2

9:45 to 10:30 a.m.

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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)

Yoga Strength and Stretch This class is a fun and effective adaptation of traditional yoga poses that allow participants to build strength and improve flexibility in the supportive aquatic environment with minimal stress on the joints. (JHV) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

16Y and up

$30(M) / $35(R) / $40(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 12

Vaughan Athletic Center Therapy Pool

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59797

W

Jan. 9 to Feb. 27

11 to 11:30 a.m.


Aquatics Pre/Postnatal Aqua Aerobics 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

16Y and up

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

MIN: 8 / MAX: 20

Vaughan Athletic Center Competition Pool

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

59732

M

Jan. 7 to Feb. 25

11:15 a.m. to noon

MIN: 8 / MAX: 20

59733

Th

Jan. 10 to Feb. 28

6 to 6:45 p.m.

MIN: 8 / MAX: 15

Pre/Postnatal Aqua Pilates 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

16Y and up

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

MIN: 8 / MAX: 12

Vaughan Athletic Center Therapy Pool

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59791

W

Jan. 9 to Feb. 27

7 to 7:45 p.m.

Supa-dupa

Scuba

Open Water Scuba Diving Certification Anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit and comfortable in the water can become an open water scuba diver. Earn the certification 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(M) / $250(R) / $275(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 10

Vaughan Athletic Center Competition Pool

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59140

Th/Tu

Feb. 21 to March 14

6 to 9 p.m.

Family s ’ r a e Y w e N Eve Party

Monday, Dec. 31 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ter Cen Vaughan Athletic

nd the afternoon e sp n ca s lt u d a Kids and giant inflatables, n o g n ci n u o b d climbing an ities njoying art activ playing games, e e latest tunes. and dancing to th tdown to 2013 n u co r u o te ra b Cele rop at noon. with a balloon d r 2 are FREE Children unde up) rson (ages 2 and pe r pe $7 : n o ti rty favors, Pre-registra ec. 28 includes pa D by n tio ra st gi ack. Pre-re ldhouse and a sn fie to in on si is m ad Barcode 58704 and up) r person (ages 2 Day-of: $10 pe e. on into fieldhous Includes admissi ble. snack not availa Party favors and

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Hi-ya!

Martial Arts Fun for All Seisan Ryu Karate

Judo

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)

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)

Day

Date

Location

Tu or Th or Tu/Th

Jan. 8 to Feb. 14

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Time

Age

Class Size

1-Day Fee*

2-Day Fee*

Level

58822

5:30 to 6 p.m.

6Y to 12Y

MIN: 3 / MAX: 20

$30(R) / $45(N)

$50(R) / $75(N)

Youth Beginner

58823

6 to 6:45 p.m.

6Y to 12Y

MIN: 3 / MAX: 20

$36(R) / $54(N)

$61(R) / $92(N)

Yellow Stripe & Up

58824

6:45 to 7:30 p.m.

13Y and up

MIN: 3 / MAX: 30

$36(R) / $54(N)

$61(R) / $92(N)

Yellow Stripe & Up

58825

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

13Y and up

MIN: 3 / MAX: 30

$42(R) / $63(N)

$72(R) / $108(N)

Beginner Thru Black Belt

Age

Class Size

Location

6Y to 12Y

MIN: 3 / MAX: 20

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

1-Day Fee*

2-Day Fee*

Level

58821

M or W or M/W

Jan. 7 to Feb. 13

5 to 5:30 p.m.

$30(R) / $45(N)

$50(R) / $75(N)

Youth Beginner

58826

M/W M or W

Jan. 7 to Feb. 13

5:30 to 6:15 p.m.

$36(R) / $54(N)

$61(R) / $92(N)

Yellow Stripe & Up

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

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Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y and up

$49(R) / $74(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 40

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59498

F

Feb. 8 to March 22

7 to 8:30 p.m.

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

$49(R) / $74(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 40

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59500

M

Feb. 4 to March 18

8 to 9:30 p.m.


Martial Arts Just for Kids

Life Skills Karate: Beginner Level

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

58811

W

Jan. 9 to Feb. 27

6 to 6:45 p.m.

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) Age

1-Day Fee*

2-Day Fee*

Class Size

Location

4Y to 12Y

$70(R) / $105(N)

$140(R) / $210(N)

MIN: 3 / MAX: 15

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Achieve a higher level of self-discipline, self-confidence, self-esteem, 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)

59157

M

Jan. 7 to Feb. 18

5:30 to 6:25 p.m.

II

W

Jan. 9 to Feb. 20

5:30 to 6:25 p.m.

II

59159

M/W

Jan. 7 to Feb. 20

5:30 to 6:25 p.m.

II

59163

M

Jan. 7 to Feb. 18

6:30 to 7:25 p.m.

III

59164

W

Jan. 9 to Feb. 20

6:30 to 7:25 p.m.

III

59165

M/ W

Jan. 7 to Feb. 20

6:30 to 7:25 p.m.

III

59169

M

Jan. 7 to Feb. 18

4:30 to 5:25 p.m.

I

Fee*

Class Size

Location

5Y to 8Y

$60(R) / $90(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 40

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59492

Tu

Jan. 8 to Feb. 19

6:30 to 7:10 p.m.

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

Life Skills Karate: Intermediate Level Learn basic kick combinations, forms (kata) training and controlled lightcontact 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)

Level

59158

Age

Age

Fee*

Class Size

Location

9Y to 16Y

$60(R) / $90(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 40

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59494

Tu

Jan. 8 to Feb. 19

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.

For Adults

59170

W

Jan. 9 to Feb. 20

4:30 to 5:25 p.m.

I

59171

M/ W

Jan. 7 to Feb. 20

4:30 to 5:25 p.m.

I

Age

Class Size

Location

Level

Kung Fu for Adults

6Y to 18Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 16

Prisco Community Center

I

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)

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Fee

59820

Th

Dec. 13 to 20

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

$20(R) / $30(N)

59821

Th

Jan. 10 to 31

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

$40(R) / $60(N)

Age

1-Day Fee*

2-Day Fee*

Class Size

Location

59822

Th

Feb. 7 to 28

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

$40(R) / $60(N)

18Y and up

$70(R) / $105(N)

$140(R) / $210(N)

MIN: 3 / MAX: 15

Eola Community Center

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

Day

Date

Time

59460

M

Jan. 7 to Feb. 18

7:45 to 8:45 p.m.

59461

W

Jan. 9 to Feb. 20

7:45 to 8:45 p.m.

59462

M/ W

Jan. 7 to Feb. 20

7:45 to 8:45 p.m.

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

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Martial Arts Kid’s Karate Club 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, self-defense, 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

Karate Club / Little Dragons

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Level

This introductory course helps develop coordination, strength and personal safety skills in a well-supervised setting. At the end of the session, each participant will receive a graduation certificate to enroll in the Karate Club white belt program and a Kid’s Karate Club headband. Taught by Kid’s Karate Club staff. (MO)

58831

M

Jan. 7 to March 4

5:30 to 6:15 p.m.

Beginner/White Belt

58835

M

Jan. 7 to March 4

6:15 to 7 p.m.

Yellow/Orange/Green

Age

Fee*

Class Size

Location

3Y to 5Y

$49(R) / $73(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 20

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59491

W

Jan. 23 to Feb. 20

5:45 to 6:15 p.m.

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

58832

M

Jan. 7 to March 4

7 to 7:45 p.m.

Blue/Purple/Brown

58833

W

Jan. 9 to March 6

5:30 to 6:15 p.m.

Beginner/White Belt

58834

W

Jan. 9 to March 6

6:15 to 7 p.m.

Yellow/Orange/Green

58836

W

Jan. 9 to March 6

7 to 7:45 p.m.

Blue/Purple/Brown

Age

Fee*

Class Size

Location

3Y to 14Y

$62(R) / $93(N)

MIN: 10 / MAX: 40

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Level

Little Ninjas Karate Club

58800

Tu

Jan. 8 to Feb. 26

6 to 6:45 p.m.

Beginner/White

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)

58801

Tu

Jan. 8 to Feb. 26

6:45 to 7:30 p.m.

Yellow/Orange/Green

58802

Tu

Jan. 8 to Feb. 26

7:30 to 8 p.m.

Blue and Above

58803

Th

Jan. 10 to Feb. 28

6 to 6:45 p.m.

Beginner/White

58804

Th

Jan. 10 to Feb. 28

6:45 to 7:30 p.m.

Yellow/Orange/Green

58805

Th

Jan. 10 to Feb. 28

7:30 to 8 p.m.

Blue and Above

Age

Fee*

Class Size

Location

3Y to 5Y

$49(R) / $73(N)

MIN: 10 / MAX: 25

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

58953

Th

Jan. 24 to Feb. 21

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.

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

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Show your spirit

Cheer & Poms Cheernastics

Poms

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)

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)

Class Size

Fee

Location

MIN: 4 / MAX: 8

$42(R) / $63(N)

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

59547

W

Jan. 9 to Feb. 20

5:20 to 6:05 p.m.

3Y to 4Y

59548

W

Jan. 9 to Feb. 20

6:15 to 7 p.m.

3Y to 4Y

59549

F

Jan. 11 to Feb. 22

4 to 5 p.m.

5Y to 6Y

59550

F

Jan. 11 to Feb. 22

6 to 7 p.m.

7Y to 14Y

Cheerleading Join this co-ed cheerleading class where participants will learn the importance of being a cheerleader. Instructors will coach on how to become energized while combining chants, cheers, motions and dances. (KB) Class Size

Fee

Location

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

$42(R) / $63(N)

Eola Community Center

Day

Location

M

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Fee

Date

Time

Age

Class Size

59533

$42(R) / $63(N)

Jan. 7 to Feb. 18

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

4Y to 6Y

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

59534

$42(R) / $63(N)

Jan. 7 to Feb. 18

5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

7Y to 14Y

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

Flyaways Competitive Poms The Fox Valley Flyaways Poms Team competes from November to April in the Illinois Park District Gymnastics Conference Drill Team Division (ipdgc.org). New members are welcome. An informational meeting for new parents will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22. A mandatory meeting for all team parents will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5. Mandatory uniform sizing will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8. Parents are required to attend the uniform sizing. All team members must purchase a uniform and pay an additional fee for competitions. No class Nov. 21 to 25, Dec. 26 to Jan. 6 and March 27 to 31. (KB)

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

59539

F

Jan. 11 to Feb. 22

5 to 6 p.m.

4Y to 6Y

4Y to 14Y

$160(R) / $192(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 24

Eola Community Center

59540

F

Jan. 11 to Feb. 22

6 to 7 p.m.

7Y to 10Y

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

59541

F

Jan. 11 to Feb. 22

7 to 8 p.m.

11Y to 14Y

57524

Su/W

Nov. 7 to April 28

Su: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. W: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

4Y to 6Y

57525

Su/W

Nov. 7 to April 28

Su: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. W: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

7Y to 14Y

Co-Ed Stunting for Cheerleading Co-ed Stunting 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) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

7Y to 9Y

$42(R) / $63(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

59691

Su

Jan. 13 to Feb. 24

4:45 to 5:45 p.m.

7Y to 9Y

59692

Su

Jan. 13 to Feb. 24

7 to 8 p.m.

10Y to 14Y

Flyaways Competitive Cheerleading The Fox Valley Flyaways Cheerleading Team competes from November to April in the Illinois Park District Gymnastics Conference Drill Team Division (ipdgc.org). New members are welcome to join this year’s first-place winning team! An informational meeting for new parents will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22. A mandatory meeting for all team parents will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5. Mandatory uniform sizing will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8. Parents are required to attend the uniform sizing. All team members must purchase a uniform and pay an additional fee for competitions. No class Nov. 21 to Nov. 30, Dec. 26 to Jan. 4 and March 27 to 29. (KB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Tumbling for Cheerleaders

4Y to 14Y

$200(R) / $240(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 24

Eola Community Center

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)

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

58573

W/F

Nov. 7 to April 26

W: 4:45 to 6:45 p.m. F: 4 to 6:30 p.m.

Age

Fee

Location

7Y to 14Y

$42(R) / $63(N)

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

Level

59537

Su

Jan. 13 to Feb. 24

3:45 to 4:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 8

Beginner

59538

Su

Jan. 13 to Feb. 24

6 to 7 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 10

Advanced

41


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, 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 beam and springboard and vaulting techniques. No class Dec. 24 to Jan. 2. (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. No class Dec. 24 to Jan. 6. (KB)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

4Y to 5Y

$70(R) / $105(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

57450

M

Nov. 26 to Feb. 18

4:30 to 5:25 p.m.

57451

M

Nov. 26 to Feb. 18

5:30 to 6:25 p.m.

57452

W

Nov. 28 to Feb. 20

4:15 to 5:10 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 gymnastics or tumbling skills. 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) Options

Fee (1 person)

Fee (semi-private; 2 to 3 people)

30 minutes

$20

$25

45 minutes

$25

$30

60 minutes

$30

$35

42

Age

Fee

Location

6Y to 13Y

$70(R) / $105(N)

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

57198

M

Nov. 26 to Feb. 18

4:30 to 5:25 p.m.

MIN: 6 / MAX: 8

57199

M

Nov. 26 to Feb. 18

5:30 to 6:25 p.m.

MIN: 6 / MAX: 16

57200

M

Nov. 26 to Feb. 18

6:30 to 7:25 p.m.

MIN: 6 / MAX: 8

57201

W

Nov. 28 to Feb. 20

4:15 to 5:10 p.m.

MIN: 6 / MAX: 8

57197

Su

Dec. 2 to Feb. 24

5 to 5:55 p.m.

MIN: 6 / MAX: 16

Flyaways Level 2

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. No class Dec. 24 to Jan. 2. (KB) Age

Fee

Location

6Y to 13Y

$70(R) / $105(N)

Eola Community Center

Date

Time

Barcode

Day

Class Size

57208

M

Nov. 26 to Feb. 18

4:30 to 5:25 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 16

57209

M

Nov. 26 to Feb. 18

5:30 to 6:25 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 8

57210

M

Nov. 26 to Feb. 18

6:30 to 7:25 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 8

57211

W

Nov. 28 to Feb. 20

4:15 to 5:10 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 8

57212

W

Nov. 28 to Feb. 20

5:15 to 6:10 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 8

57213

W

Nov. 28 to Feb. 20

6:15 to 7:10 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 8


Gymnastics & Tumbling Flyaways Level 3

Flyaways Competitive 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. No class Dec. 24 to Jan. 2. (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. No class Dec. 25 to Jan. 3. (KB)

Age

Location

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y to 13Y

Eola Community Center

6Y to 14Y

$200(R) / $240(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 16

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

Fee

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

57217

M

Nov. 26 to Feb. 18

6:30 to 8 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 8

$88(R) / $132(N)

58577

Tu/Th

Nov. 27 to Feb. 28

4:15 to 6:15 p.m.

57218

M/W

Nov. 26 to Feb. 20

M: 6:30 to 8 p.m.; W: 5:15 to 6:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 4

$154(R) / $231(N)

57219

W

Nov. 28 to Feb. 20

5:15 to 6:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 8

$88(R) / $132(N)

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. No class Dec. 26 and 28, Jan. 2 and 4. (KB)

Flyaways Competitive Level 4 This program is designed to advance Flyaways Competitive Level 3 gymnasts onto 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. No class Nov. 10, Dec. 29 to Jan. 5, Jan. 12 and Feb. 9. (KB) Age

Class Size

Location

6Y to 14Y

MIN: 5 / MAX: 16

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Fee

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

57496

Tu/Th

Nov. 27 to Feb. 28

4:15 to 6:15 p.m.

$200(R) / $240(N)

6Y to 14Y

$227(R) / $340(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

58579

Sa

Dec. 1 to March 2

9 to 11 a.m.

$81(R) / $97(N)

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

58576

W/F

Nov. 28 to Feb. 22

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. No class Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Dec. 24 to Jan. 5, Jan. 12 and Feb. 9. (KB) Age

Class Size

Location

6Y to 14Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 32

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Fee

54580

Tu/Th/Sa

Nov. 27 to March 2

Tu/Th: 6 to 9 p.m. Sa: 9 a.m. to noon

$292(R) / $350(N)

43


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: 3- to 4-year-olds

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)

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, walking and balancing on the beams as well as fine tuning those school readiness skills. (KB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 4Y

$50(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59632

Th

Jan. 10 to Feb. 21

5:15 to 6 p.m.

59625

F

Jan. 11 to Feb. 22

4:10 to 4:55 p.m.

59643

F

Jan. 11 to Feb. 22

6 to 6:45 p.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 4Y

$50(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Gymnastics for 2s & 3s with Parents

59635

M

Jan. 7 to Feb. 18

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

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 a must for children who are looking to prepare for their future school readiness skills. Instructors will teach you how to waddle like a penguin during animal week, while the child is also working on taking turns and foot-eye coordination. All children must be accompanied by a participating adult. (KB)

59626

M

Jan. 7 to Feb. 18

1 to 1:45 p.m.

59627

M

Jan. 7 to Feb. 18

5:15 to 6 p.m.

59628

Tu

Jan. 8 to Feb. 19

9 to 9:45 a.m.

59629

Tu

Jan. 8 to Feb. 19

11 to 11:45 a.m.

59630

W

Jan. 9 to Feb. 20

10:45 to 11:30 a.m.

59637

W

Jan. 9 to Feb. 20

1:15 to 2 p.m.

59638

Th

Jan. 10 to Feb. 21

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

59631

Th

Jan. 10 to Feb. 21

3 to 3:45 p.m.

59636

F

Jan. 11 to Feb. 22

9 to 9:45 a.m.

Class Size

59633

F

Jan. 11 to Feb. 22

11 to 11:45 a.m.

Age

Fee

Location

18M to 28M & adult

$47(R) / $71(N)

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

59605

M

Jan. 7 to Feb. 18

9 to 9:40 a.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

59606

M

Jan. 7 to Feb. 18

10:30 to 11:10 a.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

59607

Tu

Jan. 8 to Feb. 19

1:45 to 2:25 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

59608

Tu

Jan. 8 to Feb. 19

6:35 to 7:15 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

59609

W

Jan. 9 to Feb. 20

9:45 to 10:25 a.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

59613

Th

Jan. 10 to Feb. 21

9:45 to 10:25 a.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

Age

Fee

Location

2Y to 3Y & adult

$47(R) / $71(N)

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59618

M

Jan. 7 to Feb. 18

9:45 to 10:25 a.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

59634

F

Jan. 11 to Feb. 22

3:15 to 4 p.m.

59619

Tu

Jan. 8 to Feb. 19

2:30 to 3:10 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

59644

Su

Jan. 13 to Feb. 24

1 to 1:45 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

59645

Su

Jan. 13 to Feb. 24

3 to 3:45 p.m.

59614

W

Jan. 9 to Feb. 20

9 to 9:40 a.m.

59620

Th

Jan. 10 to Feb. 21

9 to 9:40 a.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

59615

Th

Jan. 10 to Feb. 21

10:30 to 11:10 a.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

59616

Th

Jan. 10 to Feb. 21

6:35 to 7:15 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

59617

F

Jan. 11 to Feb. 22

5:25 to 6:05 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

44

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 fall. 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.


Gymnastics & Tumbling Gymnastics: 4- to 5-year-olds

Gymnastics Little Hot Shots

Young gymnasts will learn basic gymnastics skills on the bars, beam, floor and vault. Skills taught include straddled 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 soaring your way through our theme filled session. (KB)

This program is designed especially for the 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. If you have not been advised to register for this class, please speak with Head Coach, Lyndsie Kling, about possibly setting up a time to have your child evaluated if you are not already in our program. 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 5Y

$53(R) / $80(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

59666

Th

Jan. 10 to Feb. 21

6:10 to 7:05 p.m.

4Y to 6Y

$88(R) / $132(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

59649

F

Jan. 11 to Feb. 22

3:05 to 4 p.m.

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59648

F

Jan. 11 to Feb. 22

5 to 5:55 p.m.

57574

W

Nov. 28 to Feb. 20

5:15 to 6:45 p.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Structured Open Play: Gymnastics

4Y to 5Y

$53(R) / $80(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59667

M

Jan. 7 to Feb. 18

1:50 to 2:45 p.m.

59657

M

Jan. 7 to Feb. 18

4:15 to 5:10 p.m.

59656

M

Jan. 7 to Feb. 18

6:05 to 7 p.m.

59658

Tu

Jan. 8 to Feb. 19

10 to 10:55 a.m.

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 set up 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 gymnastics orientated play time, games and group activities. Please register at the front desk and show your receipt to the staff member in the Gymnastics Room. We welcome you to register the day of, as long as there is space available. (KB)

59659

Tu

Jan. 8 to Feb. 19

12:30 to 1:25 p.m.

Age

Class Size

Fee

Location

59660

W

Jan. 9 to Feb. 20

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

2Y to 5Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 24

$3 per visit

Eola Community Center

59661

W

Jan. 9 to Feb. 20

2:05 to 3 p.m.

59662

W

Jan. 9 to Feb. 20

3:10 to 4:05 p.m.

Date

Day

Time

Jan. 11 to Feb. 22

F

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

59668

Th

Jan. 10 to Feb. 21

1 to 1:55 p.m.

59663

Th

Jan. 10 to Feb. 21

2 to 2:55 p.m.

59664

F

Jan. 11 to Feb. 22

10 to 10:55 a.m.

59665

F

Jan. 11 to Feb. 22

4:10 to 5:05 p.m.

59647

F

Jan. 11 to Feb. 22

6:25 to 7:20 p.m.

59654

Su

Jan. 13 to Feb. 24

1:55 to 2:50 p.m.

59655

Su

Jan. 13 to Feb. 24

3:55 to 4:50 p.m.

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 our theme filled session! (KB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 6Y

$50(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 10

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59688

F

Jan. 11 to Feb. 22

9 to 9:45 a.m.

45


Gymnastics & Tumbling Gymnastics Parent & Tot Gymnastics: Gymnastics Movie Magic

School-age Gymnastics

Experience the excitement of gymnastics featuring fun movie themes! This instructive program introduces toddlers and their parents to the world of gymnastics. Age-appropriate skills on balance beam, vault, bars, tumbling, air trak and air equipment are practiced. Both parent and child should wear comfortable clothing for this fun, interactive class. Tots must be walking. These programs are taught by Tumblebears staff. No class Dec. 27. (LP)

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. These programs are taught by Tumblebears staff. No class Dec. 27. (LP)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

10M to 3Y & adult

$56(R) / $84(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 15

Vaughan Athletic Center

5Y to 12Y

$56(R) / $84(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 15

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

58777

Th

Dec. 13 to Jan. 24

10:30 to 11:05 a.m.

58787

Th

Dec. 13 to Jan. 24

4:30 to 5:15 p.m.

58778

Th

Jan. 31 to March 7

10:30 to 11:05 a.m.

58788

Th

Dec. 13 to Jan. 24

5:15 to 6 p.m.

58789

Th

Jan. 31 to March 7

4:30 to 5:15 p.m.

58790

Th

Jan. 31 to March 7

5:15 to 6 p.m.

Preschool Gymnastics: Gymnastics Movie Magic Experience the excitement of gymnastics featuring fun movie themes. Students will learn age-appropriate skills on balance beam, bars, vault, tumbling and air trak equipment while building self-esteem and body awareness. With each new session your child will continue to learn new skills and develop an ‘I can’ attitude. These programs are taught by Tumblebears staff. No class Dec. 27. (LP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 5Y

$56(R) / $84(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 15

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

58781

Th

Dec. 13 to Jan. 24

11:10 to 11:45 a.m.

58782

Th

Dec. 13 to Jan. 24

1:15 to 1:50 p.m.

58783

Th

Jan. 31 to March 7

11:10 to 11:45 a.m.

58784

Th

Jan. 31 to March 7

1:15 to 1:50 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, Kristin Balderas. Call the Eola Community Center at 630-851-8990 to set up a private lesson with one of the coaches. (KB)

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 Dec. 29, Jan. 5 and 12 and Feb. 9. (KB)

Options

Fee

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

30 minutes Private

$20

6Y to 18Y

$5 per visit

MIN: 4 / MAX: 24

Eola Community Center

30 minute Semi-private

$25

Day

Date

Time

45 minute Private

$25

Sa

Dec. 8 to Feb. 23

4 to 5:30 p.m.

45 minute Semi-private

$30

60 minute Private

$30

60 minute Semi-private

$35

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Gymnastics & Tumbling Tumbling Tumbling & Flyaways Competitive Tumbling Level 1

Tiny Tumblers

This program is for children who are new to tumbling. Tumblers will work on basic tumbling skills such as rolls, cartwheels, handstands and roundoffs 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. No class Nov. 10, Dec. 25 to Jan. 5, Jan. 12 and Feb. 9. (KB)

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 fun-filled gymnastics adventure. Taught by Tumbling Tots Gymnastics staff. No class Nov. 20 to 24. (KD)

Age

Class Size

Location

4Y to 14Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

18M to 36M & adult

$40(R) / $60(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 16

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Fee

58890

Tu

Nov. 13 to Dec. 18

9 to 9:30 a.m.

57535

Tu

Nov. 27 to Feb. 19

4:30 to 5:15 p.m.

$51(R) / $77(N)

58891

W

Nov. 14 to Dec. 19

10 to 10:30 a.m.

57536

Th

Nov. 29 to Feb. 21

4:30 to 5:15 p.m.

$51(R) / $77(N)

58892

W

Nov. 14 to Dec. 19

10:30 to 11 a.m.

57537

Sa

Dec. 1 to Feb. 23

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

$42(R) / $63(N)

58893

Sa

Nov. 17 to Dec. 22

8:30 to 9 a.m.

58894

Sa

Nov. 17 to Dec. 22

9 to 9:30 a.m.

58895

Tu

Jan. 8 to Feb. 5

9 to 9:30 a.m.

58896

W

Jan. 9 to Feb. 6

10 to 10:30 a.m.

58897

W

Jan. 9 to Feb. 6

10:30 to 11 a.m.

58898

Sa

Jan. 12 to Feb. 9

8:30 to 9 a.m.

58899

Sa

Jan. 12 to Feb. 9

9 to 9:30 a.m.

58900

Tu

Feb. 12 to March 12

9 to 9:30 a.m.

58901

W

Feb. 13 to March 13

10 to 10:30 a.m.

58902

W

Feb. 13 to March 13

10:30 to 11 a.m.

58903

Sa

Feb. 16 to March 16

8:30 to 9 a.m.

58904

Sa

Feb. 16 to March 16

9 to 9:30 a.m.

Tumbling & Flyaways Competitive Tumbling Level 2 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. No class Nov. 10, Dec. 25 to Jan. 5, Jan. 12, and Feb. 9. (KB) Age

Class Size

Location

4Y to 14Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Fee

57546

Tu

Nov. 27 to Feb. 19

5:15 to 6 p.m.

$51(R) / $77(N)

58604

Th

Nov. 29 to Feb. 21

5:15 to 6 p.m.

$51(R) / $77(N)

58605

Sa

Dec. 1 to Feb. 23

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

$42(R) / $63(N)

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. No class Nov. 10, Dec. 25 to Jan. 5, Jan. 12 and Feb. 9. (KB) Age

Class Size

Location

4Y to 14Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Fee

58506

Tu

Nov. 27 to Feb. 19

5:15 to 6:15 p.m.

$66(R) / $99(N)

58507

Th

Nov. 29 to Feb. 21

5:15 to 6:15 p.m.

$66(R) / $99(N)

58509

Sa

Dec. 1 to Feb. 23

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

$54(R) / $81(N)

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Gymnastics & Tumbling Twister Tots

Intermediate Tumbling

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 selfesteem. Children follow skill progressions on floor, bars, beam and vault. Taught by Tumbling Tots Gymnastics staff. No class Nov. 20 to 24. (KD)

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. No class Nov. 20 to 24. (KD) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y and up

$60(R) / $90(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

58954

W

Nov. 14 to Dec. 19

7:30 to 8:25 p.m.

58955

Sa

Nov. 17 to Dec. 22

10 to 10:55 a.m.

10:30 to 11:15 a.m.

58956

W

Jan. 9 to Feb. 6

7:30 to 8:25 p.m.

Nov. 13 to Dec. 18

5 to 5:45 p.m.

58957

Sa

Jan. 12 to Feb. 9

10 to 10:55 a.m.

W

Nov. 14 to Dec. 19

9 to 9:45 a.m.

58958

W

Feb. 13 to March 13

7:30 to 8:25 p.m.

58909

Sa

Nov. 17 to Dec. 22

9:45 to 10:30 a.m.

58959

Sa

Feb. 16 to March 16

10 to 10:55 a.m.

58915

Tu

Jan. 8 to Feb. 5

9:45 to 10:30 a.m.

58916

Tu

Jan. 8 to Feb. 5

10:30 to 11:15 a.m.

Advanced Tumbling

58917

Tu

Jan. 8 to Feb. 5

5 to 5:45 p.m.

58918

W

Jan. 9 to Feb. 6

9 to 9:45 a.m.

58919

Sa

Jan. 12 to Feb. 9

9:45 to 10:30 a.m.

58920

Tu

Feb. 12 to March 12

9:45 to 10:30 a.m.

58921

Tu

Feb. 12 to March 12

10:30 to 11:15 a.m.

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. No class Nov. 20 to 24. (KD)

58922

Tu

Feb. 12 to March 12

5 to 5:45 p.m.

58923

W

Feb. 13 to March 13

9 to 9:45 a.m.

58924

Sa

Feb. 16 to March 16

9:45 to 10:30 a.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 6Y

$50(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 8

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

58905

Tu

Nov. 13 to Dec. 18

9:45 to 10:30 a.m.

58906

Tu

Nov. 13 to Dec. 18

58907

Tu

58908

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

7Y and up

$60(R) / $90(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

58936

Tu

Nov. 13 to Dec. 18

7 to 7:55 p.m.

Beginning Tumbling

58938

Sa

Nov. 17 to Dec. 22

11 to 11:55 a.m.

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. No class Nov. 20 to 24. (KD)

58939

Tu

Jan. 8 to Feb. 5

7 to 7:55 p.m.

58941

Sa

Jan. 12 to Feb. 9

11 to 11:55 a.m.

58942

Tu

Feb. 12 to March 12

7 to 7:55 p.m.

58943

Sa

Feb. 16 to March 16

11 to 11:55 a.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y and up

$60(R) / $90(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Prisco Community Center

Tumbling and Conditioning

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

58925

Tu

Nov. 13 to Dec. 18

6 to 6:55 p.m.

58926

W

Nov. 14 to Dec. 19

6:30 to 7:25 p.m.

58927

Sa

Nov. 17 to Dec. 22

9 to 9:55 a.m.

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. No class Nov. 24. (KD)

58929

Tu

Jan. 8 to Feb. 5

6 to 6:55 p.m.

58930

W

Jan. 9 to Feb. 6

6:30 to 7:25 p.m.

58931

Sa

Jan. 12 to Feb. 9

58933

Tu

Feb. 12 to March 12

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y to 18Y

$60(R) / $90(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Prisco Community Center

9 to 9:55 a.m.

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

6 to 6:55 p.m.

58944

Sa

Nov. 17 to Dec. 22

8 to 8:55 a.m.

Sa

Jan. 12 to Feb. 9

8 to 8:55 a.m.

Sa

Feb. 16 to March 16

8 to 8:55 a.m.

58934

W

Feb. 13 to March 13

6:30 to 7:25 p.m.

58945

58935

Sa

Feb. 16 to March 16

9 to 9:55 a.m.

58946

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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 Dec. 8, Jan. 12, Feb. 9 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

Cave Hike

Letterbox Hunt

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you can’t be outside! Join us as Fr ee ! we hike to our cave and enjoy the sights and sounds of these winter months. Hear the legend of how the cave got its haunting name and enjoy an afternoon in the woods with a Naturalist (if there is snow we’ll use snowshoes). Children must be accompanied by an adult. (MG)

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

Age

Fee

Departure Location

All ages & adult

Free

Red Oak Nature Center

Day

Date

Time

Su

Nov. 4

2 to 3 p.m.

Sa

Jan. 5

2 to 3 p.m.

Su

Feb. 10

2 to 3 p.m.

Fr e

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.

Animal Encounters Fr e

e!

Nature Exploration Bags Borrow one of Red Oak’s Nature Exploration Bags during normal business hours to help explore the woods. We have bags to explore: 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

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.

Learn more about the animals that call Red Oak their home. Meet a different creature and participate in some fun group activities. No need to register. Parents must accompany their children. (MG)

Age

Fee

Location

All ages & adult

Free

Red Oak Nature Center

Day

Date

Time

Animal

Su

Dec. 16

2 to 3 p.m.

White-tailed Deer

Su

Jan. 13

2 to 3 p.m.

Reptiles

Su

Feb. 17

2 to 3 p.m.

Bees

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Nature Programs

Fox Tracks Rewards Program for

Drop-in Winter Fun Enjoy a day at Red Oak with your family and friends, even in the winter! Drop in to the nature center to find self-led, nature-inspired activities and crafts during winter break. Red Oak is closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. (MG)

Fr e

e!

Age

Fee

Location

All ages & adult

Free

Red Oak Nature Center

Day

Date

Time

How It Works

M-F

Dec. 24 to Jan. 4

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

• R ewards are given for total hours volunteered from: December 1 to February 28 March 1 to May 31 June 1 to August 31 September 1 to November 30

Sa & Su

Dec. 22 to 23, Dec. 29 to 30, Jan. 5 to 6

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Fox Force Volunteers

• 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 Feb. 28 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? • Individuals and families • Businesses • Teens and school groups

foxvalleyparkdistrict.org

Feed the Birds Get ready for the return of our feathered friends! Join us as we build two different bird feeders and learn about the birds that will be stopping by for a visit. We’ll also take a hike with binoculars (and snowshoes if weather permits) in search of winter birds. (MG) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

8Y and up

$7(R) / $12(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59641

Su

Jan. 20

1 to 2:30 p.m.

Beginning Beekeeper Are you interested in starting a bee hive? This class will provide basic information and skills on how to start and manage a bee hive. Learn how to assemble a bee hive and discover how honeybees work in the hive. (LB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

14Y and up

$55(R) / $83(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 25

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59945

Th

Feb. 7 to March 14

6:30 to 8 p.m.

Winter Is for the Worms Learn how worms can help reduce your trash! Create your very own mini-worm bin complete with worms to take home! The soil that worms create can be used in your potted plants at home or put into your garden. (MG) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

8Y to 12Y

$5(R) / $7(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59640

Sa

Feb. 9

1 to 2 p.m.

Green Tip! Let there be Light Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs (CFLs) consume 66 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs. They cost a little more, but last 10 times longer. In dollars and cents, replacing a 100-watt incandescent bulb with a 32-watt CFL can save $30 in energy costs over the life of the bulb. 50


Nature Programs For Families

Nature

New Year’s Eve Countdown at Noon

Adventure Trips

Count down to noon and celebrate the arrival of 2013! Festivities include making treats for our forest friends, a winter hike in the woods and making fireplace wishes for the new year. Children must be registered and accompanied by an adult, but adults need not register. This program is held outside, snow or shine, so dress for the weather. Meet at Red Oak’s picnic shelter. (MG)

Venture down to Starved Rock to observe bald eagles, and try skiing up north this winter. All trips start at Red Oak Nature Center. Transportation is provided. Please bring a zero-waste sack lunch. Parents must register and accompany their children.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

4Y and up

$3(R) / $5(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 25

Red Oak Nature Center

Eagle Weekend

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59851

M

Dec. 31

11 a.m. to noon

Travel to Starved Rock State Park for their annual Eagle Weekend event. We’ll learn more about this majestic creature and hike up “the rock” (don’t worry there are stairs) to view our country’s symbol soaring over the Illinois River. (MG)

Winter Is for the Birds Winter can be a difficult time for birds to find food. Visit Red Oak to make special bird treats you can take home to feed the birds in your back yard. If you continue supplying food throughout winter, you may see some fascinating birds come to eat your birdie treats! (MG)

Age

Fee

Departure Location

8Y and up

$10(R) / $15(N)

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

59897

Sa

Jan. 19

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

MIN: 10 / MAX: 22

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

5Y and up

$5(R) / $7(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Red Oak Nature Center

Ski Illinois

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59623

Sa

Jan. 12

1 to 2 p.m.

Join us on a trip to Villa Olivia for some fun in the snow. Transportation, ski, snowboard or tube rental and slope tickets are included in your fee. Bring a lunch or money for lunch at the lodge and enjoy some winter fun close to home. (MG)

Tracking Winter Wildlife Not everyone sleeps away the cold winter months! Take a hike in our woods (on snowshoes if weather permits) in search of animal tracks and clues. Find out ‘who goes there’ in the cold time of year. (MG) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y and up

$4(R) / $6(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59850

Sa

Jan. 19

1 to 2 p.m.

Age

Fee

Departure Location

8Y and up

$10(R) / $15(N)

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

59898

Sa

Feb. 9

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Let’s Get Ready Let’s get ready for the migratory birds to return. We’ll give them a helping hand by constructing a bag of ‘nest friendly’ materials. Learn about the construction of birds’ nests and ways we can help. Join us for this fun, earth-friendly activity. We’ll even hike and check out the feeders to better identify some birds in our area this winter. (MG) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

8Y and up

$2(R) / $4(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59849

Sa

Feb. 2

1 to 2 p.m.

Green Tip!

Practice Plastic Placement Americans throw away some 100 billion polyethylene plastic bags each year. Plastics (grocery, trash and sandwich bags to name a few) are made from petroleum and are considered one of the main contributors to global warming. Always make sure to reduce, reuse and recycle your plastics. 51


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!

Snowshoe Adventure

Snowshoe Climb

We have snowshoes! Bring your family for a snowshoe adventure that takes you through the trails at Red Oak. While we are on our adventure, we will look for wildlife and signs of wildlife all around us. We will still hike on foot if there is no snow. (MG)

Climbing the hill at Eola Community Center seems easy enough, but we’re climbing it wearing snowshoes! We’ll warm up and get used to walking with snowshoes before we ascend the hill. While on the challenge, we’ll look for signs of wildlife. If there is no snow, we will hike on foot. (MG)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

8Y and up

$3(R) / $5(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 15

Red Oak Nature Center

8Y to 13Y

$4(R) / $6(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 15

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59624

Su

Feb. 3

1 to 3 p.m.

60354

Tu

Feb. 5

4 to 5:15 p.m.

Tracks, Scat and What’s That?! 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) 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.

Winter Adventure Our nature scavenger hunt will uncover fun winter discoveries. End the afternoon around a blazing fire making s’mores and sipping hot chocolate. Program is held entirely outdoors; please dress appropriately. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. (LB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

2Y and up

$8(R) / $12(N)

MIN: 15 / MAX: 30

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59951

Sa

Jan. 19

1:30 to 3 p.m.

Green Tip! Thermostat Tips For each degree your thermostat is turned down, you’ll save 1 percent in energy costs. Try setting yours to 78 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer and at 68 degrees in winter. For further savings in winter, turn down the thermostat 5 to 10 degrees at night, and then turn it up again in the morning. 52

Check it out! Check out the new Nature Play Preschool at Red Oak Nature Center on page 70


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 a.m. to noon. To register, please contact Debbie Smith at 630-966-4555.

All Scout Swimming

Mini Klondike Derby for Cub Scouts

Join other Scouts to fulfill the 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)

This test of winter outdoor survival skills will teach Scouts how to build a fire, perform ice rescue, winter first aid and more. Scouts should be dressed for the weather and wear proper footwear. Pre-registration is required. Sign up as a den or a patrol. Call 630-8921550 to register (LB)

Grade

Fee

Class Size

Location

3 to 8

$50(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 1 / MAX: 3

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59144

Sa

Dec. 1

Noon to 2 p.m.

59145

Su

Dec. 16

Noon to 2 p.m.

59146

Sa

Jan. 12

Noon to 2 p.m.

59147

Su

Jan. 20

Noon to 2 p.m.

59148

Sa

Feb. 9

Noon to 2 p.m.

59149

Su

Feb. 17

Noon to 2 p.m.

Grade

Fee per Scout

Location

1 to 4

$7

Blackberry Farm

Day

Date

Time

Sa

Feb. 16

1 to 3:30 p.m.

Webelos: Craftsman Duct Tape Projects Webelos will have fun discovering that materials other than wood can be used to make useful items by making a project out of duct tape. Scouts will take the finished project home with them. Leaders and parents may accompany the Scout. (LB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

9Y to 11Y

$8

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59946

Th

Feb. 7

4 to 5 p.m.

Naturalist-led Scout Programs Girl, Cub and Boy Scouts can come out 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 two weeks before program date. Advance registration required. One-hour programs are $5 per Scout, with a minimum of six Scouts. For the 1½-hour program, the cost is $7 per Scout with a minimum of six Scouts. Leaders are free! (MG) Age

Fee per Scout

Class Size

Location

Scouts & leaders

1 hour: $5 1½ hour: $7

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

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.

Feb. 16 1 to 3:30 p.m. Blackberry Farm This test of winter outdoor survival skills will have Scouts learning how to build a fire, perform ice rescues, winter first aid and more. Scouts should be dressed for the weather and wear proper footwear. Pre-registration is required. G ra de s 1 to 4 Sign up as a den. $7 per Scout Call 630-892-1550 to register.

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Discover the artist within

Arts & Crafts For All Ages

For Youth

Build a Bird House

Turkey Bash

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)

Get the kids out of the house for some fun while you prepare for Turkey Day! Kids will enjoy turkey crafts and games at Blackberry Farm. Tom the Turkey will stop by to visit during the program. Gobble, gobble! (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.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

5Y to 10Y

$15(R) / $23(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59991

W

Nov. 21

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

Scrapbooking

Gingerbread House Decorate a gingerbread house to take home. Sampling is encouraged in this hands-on class about structures, sticky things and art. All the materials and trimmings will be supplied. Take home the finished masterpiece; leave the mess behind. Children must be accompanied by an adult. There is no charge for additional adults. (LB)

Gather up your keepsakes and learn how to display them through scrapbooking. Everyone will make their own unique pages for a scrapbook. (SC) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

7Y to 11Y

$40(R) / $60(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Eola Community Center

Age

Class Size

Fee

Location

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

3Y and up

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

$22(R) / $33(N)

Blackberry Farm

58717

W

Nov. 28

5 to 7 p.m.

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

58718

W

Jan. 16

5 to 7 p.m.

58719

W

Feb. 20

5 to 7 p.m.

59947

Su

Dec. 9

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

59948

Sa

Dec. 15

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

Crafty Kids Make easy crafts from old greeting cards, egg cartons, and cardboard tubes! Create your own design or follow an easy pattern we provide. Bring old greeting cards if you have them. The finished projects make great gift boxes. There’s no limit to the creativity! (MG)

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Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

7Y to 9Y

$3(R) / $5(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59610

Sa

Dec. 1

1 to 2 p.m.


Arts & Crafts Holiday Pottery Class

Scrapbooking for Teens

Celebrate the season with festive ornaments that will be cherished for years to come. Pieces available for pickup one week following the last class. (LB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

7Y to 12Y

$25(R) / $38(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59960

Su

Dec. 8 to 15

10 to 11 a.m.

Deck the Halls! Shake up the monotony of winter with a visit to Blackberry Farm to learn how to deck the halls in this fun and engaging craft camp. This two-day camp is filled with crafts sure to spark creativity and friendships. Create a stocking to fill with holiday treats, paint ornaments, design holiday cards and decorate a bookmark to give as a gift or use for yourself. (LB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y to 12Y

$35(R) / $53(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59986

Sa-Su

Dec. 15 to 16

1:30 to 3 p.m.

Elementary Drawing and Cartooning 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)

Create a mini scrapbook from lunch bags! It has lots of pockets, pullouts, and places to put pictures of friends and family. The mini scrapbook is a great size to keep with you in your backpack to share with your friends anytime. (LB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

10Y to 17Y

$26(R) / $39(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 10

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59980

Th

Jan. 17

6 to 7 p.m.

Snowflake Spectacle As the middle of winter approaches, we will explore the phenomenon of snowflakes in a fun-filled day at Blackberry Farm. During a read-aloud, children will learn that each and every snowflake is unique, just as they are! They will also create their own snowflake, decorate a sugar cookie and go on a scavenger hunt to search for a missing snowflake. (LB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

4Y to 6Y

$18(R) / $27(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59985

F

Jan. 18

1 to 2:30 p.m.

Decoupage 101 Add your own personalized touch to just about anything once you learn the basic decoupage technique. You will take your masterpiece home with you at the end of class. Bring a snack to share. (LB)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y to 12Y

$45(R) / $68(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Eola Community Center

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

10Y to 16Y

$15(R) / $23(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59050

Sa

Jan. 5 to 26

3 to 4 p.m.

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

3 to 4 p.m.

59979

Sa

Jan. 19

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

59051

Sa

Feb. 2 to 23

Two Months ‘til Spring!

Art with the Masters Children can delve into the world of fine art by looking at and discussing the work of fine artists. Once inspired, children create their own masterpieces using different mediums and techniques. (CJ) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

5Y to 10Y

$60(R) / $90(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59917

Sa

Jan. 12 to Feb. 16

10:45 to 11:45 a.m.

Pioneer Dolls Learn how to make handmade dolls just like little girls did back in pioneer days. Create one-of-a-kind dolls from yarn and corn cobs. (LB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

7Y to 12Y

$12(R) / $18(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59950

Th

Jan. 17

4 to 5 p.m.

Not everyone is a cold weather fan! We’ll bask in the warmth of the nature center doing spring-themed crafts that will help us forget just how cold it is outside and make our homes look like spring has sprung early. (MG) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

7Y to 10Y

$5(R) / $8(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59852

Sa

Jan. 26

10 to 11:30 a.m.

Snowman Days The weather outside is frosty, so we’ll stay inside for some snowman fun. Each week we’ll make a different snowman craft and treat. (LB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

5Y to 10Y

$40(R) / $60(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59959

Sa

Feb. 2 to 16

10 to 11 a.m.

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Arts & Crafts An American Girl Best Friends Party Kick off Friendship Month by bringing your American Girl out to the farm for a day of friendship and fun! Make a beautiful friendship bracelet and take home enough materials to complete your own at home. Play historical games such as ‘Cupid’s Coming’ and create your own set of Victorian paper dolls. Punch and cupcakes will be served during the social at the end of our party. (LB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

8Y to 12Y

$25(R) / $38(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59987

Sa

Feb. 2

1 to 3:30 p.m.

Charm Bracelet for Teens Make a replica of the beautiful Pandora-style bracelet using beads, spacers and charms. Choose from hundreds of bead in all different colors and many charms to personalize your bracelet to your own liking. The bracelet will be completed the night of class so you can take it with you. (LB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

12Y and up

$37(R) / $55(N)

MIN: 5/ MAX: 10

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59982

Th

Feb. 7

6 to 7:30 p.m.

For Adults Beginning Crocheting Learn basic stitches while making a simple project and enjoying the company of others. This class is for beginners or those who need to brush up on their skills. Please bring two skeins of sport weight yarn and a size H hook. No class Jan. 26. (LB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

16Y and up

$50(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59983

Sa

Jan. 12 to Feb. 9

10 to 11 a.m.

Glass Fusing 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. (SC) Age

Class Size

Location

Clay Exploration for Teens

18Y and up

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

Eola Community Center

Explore the world of clay! This class takes students to the next level of ceramic creativity. Hand building and some wheel work assist with creating ceramic pieces sure to be treasured. Last class is for project pickup. (LB)

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

59060

$36(R) / $54(N)

Th

Jan. 24

6:15 to 8 p.m.

59061

$43(R) / $64(N)

Th

Feb. 21

6:15 to 8 p.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

10Y to 16Y

$35(R) / $53(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59978

Th

Feb. 7 to 21

6 to 7 p.m.

Etched Candleholders These etched candleholders will make a great addition to your summer table. Learn how to turn a jar into a decorative masterpiece in several steps. (LB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

A Sweet Day on the Farm

16Y and up

$20(R) / $30(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Blackberry Farm

Join us at Blackberry Farm for a heart-filled party in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Create special valentines, guess the number of candy kisses in a jar, find all the hidden hearts, complete a Valentine’s card puzzle and enjoy a Valentine cupcake walk! This sweet party will make your heart flutter! (LB)

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59981

Th

Feb. 21

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

4Y to 6Y

$20(R) / $30(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59984

F

Feb. 8

1 to 2:30 p.m.

Victorian Crafts Step back in time to the 1840s and experience what crafts children would have made in the Victorian era. Participants will make calling cards, paper chains and more. (LB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

7Y to 11Y

$12(R) / $18(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59949

M

Feb. 11

4 to 5 p.m.

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Don’t Forget! Resident registration begins Nov. 10 There are three ways to register: 1. By Foxlink Internet 2. By Mail / Drop Off 3. In Person For more information, see page 123

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Fun for Kids Kids in the Kitchen

Gingerbread House Decorating

Children will cook meals, make snacks and bake desserts. Everyone will eat the creations at the end of class. Note: Peanuts may be used in some recipes. (SC) Class Size

Fee

Location

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

$31(R) / $46(N)

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Age

Day

Date

Time

58713

5Y to 6Y

Tu

Nov. 27 to Jan. 15

5 to 6 p.m.

Enjoy cocoa, cookies and festive holiday music while spending quality time with your children decorating your own gingerbread house! Gingerbread houses and all candy decorations will be provided. One house per family (2 adults and 2 children). Additional fee for each additional person. (CJ) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

All ages

Family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children): $25(R) / $37(N) Each add’l person: $2

MIN: 12 / MAX: 20

Prisco Community Center

58714

6Y to 10Y

Tu

Nov. 27 to Jan. 15

6:15 to 7:15 p.m.

58715

5Y to 6Y

Tu

Jan. 29 to March 5

5 to 6 p.m.

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

6:15 to 7:15 p.m.

59905

Sa

Dec. 15

3 to 4 p.m.

58716

6Y to 10Y

Tu

Jan. 29 to March 5

‘Elf on the Shelf’ Kick-Off Party

Candy Cane Hunt

Enjoy reading ‘Elf on the Shelf,’ the newest icon on the holiday scene, and start a new family tradition. Children will make an elf-inspired creation. A parent ‘Elf on the Shelf’ idea book will be handed out at the end of class. (CJ)

Discover some holiday fun with the family at Blackberry Farm as we search for hidden candy canes in the flashlight candy cane hunt. Keep your eyes open for ‘prize’ canes and special treats. Dress for the weather, and bring your own flashlight and sack for candy canes. (LB)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

All ages

Family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children): $18(R) / $27(N) Each add’l person: $3

MIN: 12 / MAX: 30

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59906

Sa

Dec. 1

3 to 4:30 p.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 10Y & adult

$8(R) / $12(N)

MIN: 15 / MAX: 50

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59952

Sa

Dec. 15

6 to 7 p.m.

Tween Movie Night

Holiday Parent Outing Need a few hours to get your last-minute shopping done? Drop your child off for an afternoon of safe holiday fun while you get errands done. Children must be toilet-trained. (CJ) Class Size

Fee

Location

MIN: 8 / MAX: 16

$15(R) / $22(N) Each add’l sibling: $12(R) / $15(N)

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Age

Day

Date

Time

59903

2Y to 12Y

Th

Dec. 6

1 to 4 p.m.

59904

3Y to 12Y

F

Dec. 14

6 to 9 p.m.

Tweens can spend a Friday night with friends watching a movie on the big screen. Participants may bring a blanket and pillow if desired. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. Movies will be rated G or PG. Tweens can vote on the movie selection at time of registration. (CJ) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

10Y to 12Y

$10(R) / $15(N)

MIN: 12 / MAX: 30

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59910

F

Jan. 18

7 to 10 p.m.

59911

F

Jan. 25

7 to 10 p.m.

59912

F

Feb. 15

7 to 10 p.m.

59913

F

Feb. 22

7 to 10 p.m.

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Medley Kids’ Lock In to Parents’ Night Out!

Balloon Animal Class

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 and/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 by the Friday prior to the event date. (KB)

Make and learn about balloon animals in this fun, interactive class. 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

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

3Y to 12Y

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

MIN: 6 / MAX: 16

Eola Community Center

58889

Sa

Feb. 2

9 to 10:15 a.m.

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Magic Class

59545

Sa

Jan. 19

7 to 11 p.m.

59546

Sa

Feb. 16

7 to 11 p.m.

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. New tricks are taught at each session. (KD)

Family Game Night This fun-packed night features a variety of games to play with your family, including Bingo, card games and board games. The evening will end with delicious ice cream sundaes. (KB)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

5Y to 12Y

$20(R) / $27(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 35

Prisco Community Center

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

4Y and up

$10(R) / $15(N)

MIN: 20 / MAX: 60

Eola Community Center

58888

Th

Feb. 7

4 to 4:55 p.m.

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59601

F

Feb. 1

7 to 8:30 p.m.

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Victorian Tea Party Put on your favorite dress clothes and learn about the customs of the 1890s. Manners and proper etiquette will be explained over tea and scones. Learn the language of flowers and make a craft to take home. (LB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y to 12Y

$15(R) / $23(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59961

Sa

Feb. 9

1 to 2 p.m.


Medley For Pet Lovers

Fun for All Book Worms

Dog Obedience: Basics

Children will participate in literature circles where 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. (CJ)

Positive reinforcement teaches dogs to be good family companions. Commands include sit, down, stand, stay, come, off, settle, walk without pulling, drop it and stop jumping. Dogs should be five months or older and wear a buckle collar (no choke chains or pinch/prong collars). Owners should bring dog treats and a leather or cloth leash, not a retractable one. The first class is an orientation at 7 p.m. for owners only (no dogs). Bring a copy of the dog’s vet records showing that its vaccinations are up-to-date. Instructor is Pat Rattray. Please enter through room 104 exterior doors. (JN)

Class Size

Fee

Location

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

$65(R) / $97(N)

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Grade

Day

Date

Time

59918

2 to 3

Su

Jan. 13 to March 3

2 to 2:45 p.m.

59919

4 to 5

Su

Jan. 13 to March 3

3 to 3:45 p.m.

Winter Family Hayride Take a hayride through Blackberry Farm and enjoy the winter scenery. Afterwards, gather around the fire to warm up and roast some marshmallow for s’mores. This is a great program for families to enjoy together. Program is held entirely outdoors; please dress appropriately. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. (LB)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

18Y and up

$115(R) / $170(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 15

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59052

F

Jan. 11 to Feb. 22

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Lincoln Park & Gregory Island

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

2Y and up

$6(R) / $9(N)

MIN: 20 / MAX: 30

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Dog Parks

59953

Su

Feb. 10

1:30 to 3 p.m.

Who let the dogs out?

Cards & Games

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 107.

Magic: The Gathering - Open Gym 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) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y to 16Y

$1

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

58849

Sa

Jan. 5 to Feb. 23

9 a.m. to noon

59


Medley Fun with Computers

Just for Girls

3D Video World

Pink Party in Paris

Learn the fundamentals involved in creating a 3D video game world! Participants will develop their own game design and learn to place animals, trees, characters and other items in their own virtual world. They will also learn the basic subsystems and scripting entailed in a 3D game system. Two students will work in a team, and each participant will receive a copy of the 3D software and his or her game at the end of class. This class is taught by Computer Explorers Staff. (KB)

Join Glitzy Girlz on a trip to Paris! We will be doing hair updos with feathers, make-up application and nails – all with the fab color PINK. Our craft is an adorable glam bag with personalization, paints, jewels and embellishments and a hot pink fur border. Each girl makes a beautiful beaded bracelet with faceted diamond crystals, pink and black beads and an antique charm. We will eat a sweet pastry treat like in a Paris bakery and top the evening off with a couture fashion show. Parents may arrive 10 minutes before the end of class to take photos. (KB)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

8Y to 12Y

$90(R) / $135(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 10

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59572

Tu

Jan. 15 to Feb. 5

4:15 to 5:45 p.m.

Making Your Own Indiana Jones Movie All those wanting to be the next Steven Spielberg can use their imagination and creativity to create an Indiana Jones movie! Children will become part of a team of writers, photographers, directors and producers to create their own story and script, build various Indiana Jones Lego scenes and film their own movie. They will use graphic editing techniques and stop motion animation, add background noise and music, and show their movie at a private screening on the last day of class. All students will get a copy of their movie on a CD-ROM after class is complete. Students may bring their own peanut-free snack if desired. This class is taught by Computer Explorers staff. (KB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

7Y to 12Y

$90(R) / $135(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59573

Tu

Feb. 19 to March 12

4:15 to 5:45 p.m.

Life Skills

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

4Y to 10Y

$36(R) / $54(N)

MIN: 7 / MAX: 25

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59053

F

Feb. 8

6:30 to 7:45 p.m.

Little Miss Manners and Modeling This program on social etiquette helps young ladies develop their social skills and self-confidence. Girls will learn how to write a classy thank you note, how to make introductions and how to practice polite telephone manners. Table and restaurant manners will be practiced, along with posture, sitting in a ladylike manner and giving themselves a manicure. A group dinner will take place at the Olive Garden. (Fee includes cost of the meal.) Instructor Patricia Ray. (SC) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y to 10 Y

$55(R) / $82(N)

MIN: 9 / MAX: 12

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60292

Sa

Jan. 26 to Feb.16

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Safety First

Sign Language Crash Course

Babysitting for Success

Jump into the world of sign language with a class geared toward beginners of all ages. This course teaches American Sign Language, one of the fastest-growing languages. The instructor focuses on how to fingerspell the alphabet and numbers as well as signs for everyday situations such as meeting and greeting. The free preview class requires registration by Jan. 30. (KD)

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. (JN)

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Age

Class Size

Location

9Y and up

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

58886

Free

Sa

Feb. 2

12:30 to 1:15 p.m.

58887

$34(R) / $50(N)

Sa

Feb. 16 to March 16

12:30 to 1:15 p.m.

60

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

10Y to 14Y

$46(R) / $69(N)

MIN: 10 / MAX: 20

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59561

Sa

Feb. 9 to 16

9 a.m. to noon


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Thursday, Jan. 10 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Eola Community Center $5 Residents $7 Non-residents Ages 16 and up Barcode 59928

Eola Community Center $5 Residents $7 Non-residents Ages 16 and up Barcode 59933

This fast-paced, fun workshop combines

Can’t get enough of Super Couponing?

the best techniques for following sales and

Super Couponing 2 has more advanced tips

saving money by using newspaper

on cutting grocery bills as well as finding

and Internet coupons to the fullest advantage.

bargains on clothing, household and holiday

This workshop involves audience

items. Learn about the year-long grocery

participation, activities and prizes.

cycle, the best month to buy clothing, seasonal bargains and tips for clearance and online shopping.

Pre-registration is required.


School’s out!

Winter Break & Mini-Camps Blackberry Farm Winter Break Camp

Sports Academy Multi-Sport Camp

Enjoy fun-filled days during winter break at Blackberry Farm. Activities will include a field trip, games, crafts, movies and outdoor winter fun (weather permitting). Bring a lunch and two snacks. Pre-registration is required. (LB)

The multi-sport camp is designed to introduce young athletes to a variety of different sports in one setting. Soccer, basketball and flag football are combined into one fun-filled camp. Participants will learn the rules and essentials of each sport through skill-based games and scrimmages. (MO)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

5Y to 12Y

$80(R) / $120(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 13

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

58455

W-F

Dec. 26 to 28

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

58456

W-F

Jan. 2 to 4

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

Sports Academy Basketball Camp This fun, skill-intensive program is designed with the beginning to intermediate player in mind. Each day will start with a “skill of the day” and progress into drills and games. Points of emphasis include passing, shooting, dribbling and rebounding. (MO) Class Size

Fee

Location

MIN: 8 / MAX: 35

$65(R) / $98(N)

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Age

Day

Date

Time

59864

7Y to 8Y

W-F

Dec. 26 to 28

9 a.m. to noon

59883

9Y to 10Y

W-F

Dec. 26 to 28

12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Sports Academy Mini-Hawk Camp The essentials of baseball, basketball and soccer are taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun. Games and activities were designed to allow campers to explore balance, movement, hand/eye coordination and skill development at their own pace. (MO) Class Size

Fee

Location

MIN: 8 / MAX: 35

$65(R) / $98(N)

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Age

Day

Date

Time

59885

4Y to 5Y

W-F

Dec. 26 to 28

9 a.m. to noon

59887

6Y to 7Y

W-F

Dec. 26 to 28

12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

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Class Size

Fee

Location

MIN: 8 / MAX: 35

$65(R) / $98(N)

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Age

Time

59888

7Y to 8Y

W-F

Jan. 2 to 4

9 a.m. to noon

59891

9Y to 10Y

W-F

Jan. 2 to 4

12:30 to 3:30 p.m.


Winter Break & Mini-Camps Vacation Activity Camp - Winter Break

Presidents’ Day Off Adventure

This winter break escape features sports, swimming, games and art activities. Bring a lunch, two snacks, swimsuit and towel every day. Before and after care is available for those children who need a longer camp day. Pre-registration is required. (LP)

Travel to the hills of Wisconsin on your day off to go skiing, tubing or snowshoeing. Fee includes rental, lift ticket and transportation. Bring a lunch or money for lunch and dress to be outside. (MG)

Age

Class Size

Location

5Y to 11Y

MIN: 10 / MAX: 30

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Dates

Time

58484

$75(R) / $113(N)

W-F

Jan. 2 to 4

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Before and After Care 58485

$15

W-F

Jan. 2 to 4

7:30 to 9 a.m.

58486

$15

W-F

Jan. 2 to 4

4 to 5:30 p.m.

Martin Luther King Day Camp Spend the holiday making new friends while participating in games, sports, swimming and art activities. Bring a swimsuit and towel, pack a lunch, two snacks and head for the Vaughan Athletic Center. Before and after care is available for those children who need a longer camp day. Preregistration is required. (LP)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

8Y to 15Y

$50(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59908

M

Feb. 18

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Presidents’ Day Camp School is out, so the kids can spend an eventful day at the Vaughan Athletic Center enjoying sports, swimming, games and a craft. Bring a sack lunch, two snacks, swimsuit and a towel. Children who need a longer camp day can be dropped off early or stay late for an additional fee. Preregistration is required. (LP) Age

Location

5Y to 11Y

Vaughan Athletic Center

Age

Location

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

5Y to 11Y

Vaughan Athletic Center

59602

$25(R) / $38(N)

M

Feb. 18

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

MIN: 10 / MAX: 25

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

59482

$25(R) / $38(N)

M

Jan. 21

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

MIN: 10 / MAX: 25

Before and After Care 59483

$8(R) / $12(N)

M

Jan. 21

7:30 to 9 a.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

59484

$8(R) / $12(N)

M

Jan. 21

4 to 5:30 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

Saturday, Jan. 26 9:30 to 11 a.m. Eola Community Center

Ages 2 to 7 & adult $5 (Residents) / $7.50 (Non-residents) Barcode 58720 Children and parents will use imagination and creativity through painting, gluing and playing with snow that doesn’t melt.

Before and After Care 59603

$8(R) / $12(N)

M

Feb. 18

7:30 to 9 a.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

59604

$8(R) / $12(N)

M

Feb. 18

4 to 5:30 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

Mondays & Wednesdays Open hours - 9 a.m. to noon* Eola Community Center Ages: up to 5 years $2 per hour A time to socialize for children and parents in a safe and fun environment. *Climbing Wall and Sportwall Training System are not available during this time. 63


the good fight

Fighting childhood obesity. Keeping kids healthy.

A commitment of the Fox Valley Park District.


Learning is fun!

School Connections Elementary After-School Programs

Group Field Trips to Blackberry Farm

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, Power Play health, nutrition and fitness, and Red Oak Nature-Nauts. Call Debbie at 630-966-4555. (DS)

Experience the sights and sounds of Blackberry Farm. During the self-guided tour, students will ride the train and hay wagon and visit the Pioneer Cabin, One-Room Schoolhouse, Discovery Barn and Early Streets Museum. 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

Time

Day

Date

Time

After school for one hour

M-F

May 1 to Aug. 26

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

Grade

Fee

Class Size

Location

1 to 5

$5 per session

MIN: 7 / MAX: 25

Various elementary schools

Day

Date

M-F choices

Ongoing

History on Wheels

Customized School Programs at Blackberry Farm

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)

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. (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

M-F

January to March

Grade

Fee

Class Size

Location

K to 4

$7 per student

MIN: 25 / MAX: 100

Blackberry Farm

Time

Day

Date

Time

Flexible

M-F

April 15 to 26

Flexible

Home School Customized Programs 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!

On the Farm Field Trip Students will enjoy animal and farm activities on a self-guided tour through Blackberry Farm. Collect eggs and learn about turkeys at the Pioneer Cabin. Learn about baby animals at the barn and hatchery. Participate in an animal treasure hunt at Huntoon House. Talk to the blacksmith about the tools he creates. Visit with the weaver to learn about carding and spinning wool from the sheep. (LB) Grade

Fee

Location

K-1-2 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

Aurora History Trip 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) Grade

Fee

Location

3 to 5 with chaperones

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

Blackberry Farm

Day

Date

Time

Information

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

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School Connections New! FRee! School Field tRip!

at t h e g r e e n h o u s e

Outdoor Education Teachers can book a class trip for spring or book a naturalist to visit to your classroom in the winter. On-site programs may include the tree program, nature tour, maple tapping program or outdoor education for fifth and sixth graders. Visiting winter programs selections include Animals in Winter, Food Chains and Food Webs, Creepy Crawly Myths, Reptiles, Bats and others. 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)

Fr e

e!

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

259 S. Russell Ave., Aurora Students will investigate plant parts, plant needs, greenhouse structure and leaf adaptation. Each child will take home a potted plant. Activities are aligned with Illinois Learning Standards.

Jan. 8 to Feb. 21 Tuesdays and Thursdays (morning or afternoon) FREE! Maximum of 2 classrooms, 30 students per classroom 1 adult for every 6 to 8 children required. Call 630-897-4261 to schedule a time slot for your class.

Explore • Inquire • Discover

Day

Date

Class Size

Time

Tu-F

Year-round

MIN: 15 / MAX: 90

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Home School Customized Programs 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) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y to 17Y

Specific to program offered

MIN: 7 / MAX: 25

Park District Facilities

Day

Date

Time

M-F choices

Year-round availability

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

Parker’s

Children’s Theater

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 66

Parker’s Children’s Theater, 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 Theater 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) 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


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 69 and 70 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 2012 fall session. The fee is per three-month session.

Creative Play Preschool Eola: 3-year-olds

Creative Play Preschool Eola: 4-year-olds

We focus on social emotional development with introducing them 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 will also learn to recognize basic shapes, colors, numbers, recognizing their name, simple math concepts. We Large and small motor skills will be strengthen through activities such as balancing, climbing, stringing beads, complete puzzles and using writing materials correctly. (SC)

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, holds 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

Age

Class Size

Location

3Y

MIN: 10 / MAX: 20

Eola Community Center

4Y

MIN: 10/ MAX: 20

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

54096

$285(R) / $310(N)

Tu/Th

Sept. 4 to Nov. 20

9 to 11:30 a.m.

54081

$330(R) / $355(N)

M/W/F

Sept. 5 to Nov. 23

9 to 11:30 a.m.

54097

$285(R) / $310(N)

Tu/Th

Sept. 4 to Nov. 20

12:30 to 3 p.m.

54082

$330(R) / $355(N)

M/W/F

Sept. 5 to Nov. 23

12:30 to 3 p.m.

54092

$285(R) / $310(N)

Tu/Th

Sept. 4 to Nov. 20

12:30 to 3 p.m.

54087

$415(R) / $440(N)

M-F*

Sept. 4 to Nov. 23

9 to 11:30 a.m.

54088

$415(R) / $440(N)

M-F*

Sept. 4 to Nov. 23

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.

ly nth nt o M yme Pa Plan

Ages 3 to 5

Open Houses at Eola! Meet the teacher and visit the classroom. Enjoy activities and crafts. Refreshments provided. Eola Community Center 630-851-8990 Saturday, Jan. 12 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 16 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Lottery Registration for the 2013-14 school year is Jan. 11 to 20.

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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 5 Y

MIN: 10/ MAX: 20

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

54101

$330(R) / $355(N)

M/W/F

Sept. 5 to Nov. 23

9 to 11:30 a.m.

58451

$330(R) / $355(N)

M/W/F

Sept. 5 to Nov. 23

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: Pre-Kindergarten

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)

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

Age

Class Size

Location

30M to 3Y

MIN: 5/ MAX: 8

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

56396

$100(R) / $150(N)

Tu

Nov. 27 to Feb. 26

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

56397

$100(R) / $150(N)

Th

Nov. 29 to Feb. 28

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

56398

$180(R) / $270(N)

W/F

Nov. 28 to March 1

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

56399

$100(R) / $150(N)

Tu

March 5 to May 21

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

56400

$100(R) / $150(N)

Th

March 5 to May 23

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

56401

$180(R) / $270(N)

W/F

March 4 to May 24

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Age

Class Size

Location

4Y to 5Y

MIN: 6/ MAX: 20

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

55901

$415(R) / $440(N)

M-F

Nov. 26 to March 1

9 to 11:30 a.m.

55902

$415(R) / $440(N)

M-F

March 4 to May 24

9 to 11:30 a.m.

Creative Play Preschool Prisco: Bilingual Preschool Class This class provides an environment that supports Spanish speaking students learning English. Students will be taught new concepts and skills in both Spanish and English. (CJ)

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

Class Size

Location

MIN: 6/ MAX: 20

Prisco Community Center

Age

Class Size

Location

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

Age

3Y

MIN: 6/ MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

55905

$255(R) / $280(N)

Tu/Th

Nov. 27 to Feb. 28

Noon to 2 p.m.

3Y

Date

Class Size

55908

$330(R) / $355(N)

M/W/F

Nov. 26 to March 1

12:30 to 3 p.m.

4Y

55906

$255(R) / $280(N)

Tu/Th

March 5 to May 23

Noon to 2 p.m.

3Y

55909

$330(R) / $355(N)

M/W/F

March 4 to May 24

12:30 to 3 p.m.

4Y

Barcode

Fee

Day

Time

55887

$255(R) / $280(N)

Tu/Th

Nov. 27 to Feb. 28

9 to 11 a.m.

MIN: 6 / MAX: 40

55888

$255(R) / $280(N)

Tu/Th

Nov. 27 to Feb. 28

Noon to 2 p.m.

MIN: 6 / MAX: 40

55889

$415(R) / $440(N)

M-F

Nov. 26 to March 1

9 to 11 a.m.

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

55892

$255(R) / $280(N)

Tu/Th

March 5 to May 23

9 to 11 a.m.

MIN: 6 / MAX: 40

55893

$255(R) / $280(N)

Tu/Th

March 5 to May 23

Noon to 2 p.m.

MIN: 6 / MAX: 40

55894

$415(R) / $440(N)

M-F

March 4 to May 24

9 to 11 a.m.

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Creative Play Preschool Prisco: 4-year-olds 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

4Y

MIN: 6/ MAX: 40

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Creative Play Prisco: Breakfast Club Join us for breakfast before heading off to preschool. Children will help prepare a nutritious meal and then enjoy their creations with friends. Breakfast Club will follow the preschool calendar. If there is no preschool, Breakfast Club doesn’t meet. (CJ) Age

Location

Class Size

3Y to 5Y

Prisco Community Center

MIN: 3 / MAX: 16

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

57274

$216(R) / $324(N)

M/W/F

Nov. 26 to March 1

8 to 9 a.m.

57275

$360(R) / $540(N)

M-F

Nov. 26 to March 1

8 to 9 a.m.

60251

$144(R) / $216(N)

T/Th

Nov. 27 to Feb. 28

8 to 9 a.m.

59926

$216(R) / $324(N)

M/W/F

March 4 to May 24

8 to 9 a.m.

59927

$360(R) / $540(N)

M-F

March 4 to May 24

8 to 9 a.m.

59925

$144(R) / $216 (N)

T/Th

March 5 to May 23

8 to 9 a.m.

Time

56564

$330(R) / $355(N)

M/W/F

Nov. 26 to March 1

9 to 11:30 a.m.

56565

$330(R) / $355(N)

M/W/F

Nov. 26 to March 1

12:30 to 3 p.m.

56566

$330(R) / $355(N)

M/W/F

March 4 to May 24

9 to 11:30 a.m.

56567

$330(R) / $355(N)

M/W/F

March 4 to May 24

12:30 to 3 p.m.

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

Fee

Class Size

Location

4Y to 6Y

$36(R) / $54(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59923

M

Jan. 14 to March 4

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

59929

Tu

Jan. 15 to Feb. 19

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

59924

W

Jan. 16 to Feb. 20

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

60297

Th

Jan. 17 to Feb. 21

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

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

Fee

Location

MIN: 4 / MAX: 10

$255(R) / $280(N)

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Age

Day

Date

Time

59930

3Y to 4Y

Tu/Th

Nov. 27 to Feb. 28

9 to 11 a.m.

59931

4Y to 5Y

Tu/Th

Nov. 27 to Feb. 28

Noon to 2 p.m.

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Afternoon Labs Afternoon preschool labs allow students to explore topics in-depth. Students will engage in hands-on activities to expand their skill sets. The topics will change each program season. Afternoon labs do not meet on days that preschool is not in session.

Kicking and Screaming: Soccer Lab Learn the basics of soccer in a fun, exciting way! Dribbling, passing, shooting and foot skills will be the main focus, and games will keep everyone moving and help develop coordination. (RM) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

4Y to 6Y

$65(R) / $97(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59990

Tu

Jan. 15 to Feb. 19

12:30 to 2 p.m.

Social Studies Lab Get out those passports! Children will explore different cultures, customs and food from around the globe. Beginning map skills are introduced. No class on Jan. 21 and Feb. 18. (CJ) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

4Y to 6Y

$65(R) / $97(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59921

M

Jan. 14 to Feb. 18

12:30 to 2 p.m.

Science Lab Calling all future scientists! Children can explore the world of science by conducting hands-on experiments. Children will get messy, so please dress them appropriately. (CJ) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

4Y to 6Y

$65(R) / $97(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59932

W

Jan. 16 to Feb. 20

12:30 to 2 p.m.

Little Actors Lab Children will be exposed to games, activities and dramatic storytelling. Little actors will brainstorm stories and silly characters working towards a small final showcase for family and friends. Imaginations will be exercised through drama techniques that could include music, movement, puppets and masks. The lab classes follow the preschool calendar. (KD) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

4Y to 6Y

$65(R) / $97(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60024

Th

Jan. 17 to Feb. 21

12:30 to 2 p.m.


Ages 6 & Younger

Early Childhood Jingle All the Way!

All About Fun

Jingle into Blackberry Farm for some holiday fun, art and music! Make a special surprise gift for someone and nibble on a delicious treat. Children must be accompanied by an adult. (LB)

Storytime with Santa Stop by Blackberry Farm for a visit with Santa Claus. The group will read a book with Santa and do a small Christmas craft. Parents will have the opportunity to take pictures of their children visiting with Santa. Please register each child attending. (LB)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 6Y

$10(R) / $15(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 12

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59934

Tu

Dec. 18

1 to 2 p.m.

Age

Fee

Location

Wiggles and Giggles

1Y to 6Y

$6(R) / $9(N)

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59941

You and your toddler will be engaged in activities, play, stories and a simple craft. Each day we will focus on a particular animal or nature theme. Only your child needs to be registered. (MG)

W

Dec. 5

1 to 1:45p.m.

59942

F

Dec. 7

1 to 1:45 p.m.

59943

M

Dec. 10

1 to 1:45 p.m.

59944

F

Dec. 14

1 to 1:45 p.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

2Y to 3Y with adult

$10(R) / $15(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59611

F

Jan. 4 to 25

9:30 to 10:15 a.m.

59612

F

Feb. 1 to 22

9:30 to 10:15 a.m.

Zoo Creatures

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E C N DA

Saturday, Feb. 2 • 6 to 8 p.m. Prisco Community Center Ages 2 to 11 with adult Residents - $28 per couple ($13/additional child) Non-residents - $42 per couple ($20/additional child) Arrive dressed to impress at this year’s Daddy Daughter Dance where a DJ will spin today’s favorite hits. Dinner will be buffet style. Barcode 58877 Registration ends Jan. 31

Participants will have the opportunity to take a closer look at zoo animals. Different zoo animals will be featured each week. (CJ) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 5Y

$22(R) / $33(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59915

Tu

Jan. 8 to 29

6 to 6:45 p.m.

Play ‘n’ Spray This parent-tot program is a combination of play activities and water time. Participants spend 30 minutes in the gym playing a variety of interactive games and 30 minutes in the water play area. The adult must be at least 16 years of age. Children who are not yet potty-trained must wear a swim diaper. No class March 26 and 28. (LP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

2Y to 5Y with adult

$36(R) / $54(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59344

Tu

Jan. 8 to Feb. 12

9:30 to 10:45 a.m.

59345

Th

Jan. 10 to Feb. 14

9:30 to 10:45 a.m.

59346

Tu

Feb. 19 to April 2

9:30 to 10:45 a.m.

59347

Th

Feb. 21 to April 4

9:30 to 10:45 a.m.

71


Early Childhood Games Galore

Manners Please!

Kids can jump, run, crawl and hop to the finish line using balls, scooters, beanbags and balloons. Children will develop coordination, selfconfidence and listening skills in a positive environment while making new friends. Children should wear gym shoes. No class March 26 and 28. (LP)

This is an interactive class teaching children basic manners. Topics include The Golden Rule, compliments, shaking hands, setting the table, mealtime words and manners. Class objective is to assist parents in teaching everyday manners. A snack is included in this class. (LB)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

4Y to 5Y

$36(R) / $54(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Vaughan Athletic Center

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

4Y to 5Y

$12(R) / $18(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59455

Tu

Jan. 8 to Feb. 12

11 to 11:45 a.m.

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59456

Th

Jan. 10 to Feb. 14

11 to 11:45 a.m.

59994

F

Feb. 1

1 to 2:15 p.m.

59457

Tu

Feb. 19 to April 2

11 to 11:45 a.m.

59458

Th

Feb. 21 to April 4

11 to 11:45 a.m.

Outer Space Adventures Children can explore space through stories, fun facts and activities. A completed planet book can be taken home at the end of the program. (CJ)

Giggle and Grow Children giggle and grow from head to toe as they participate in a variety of movements designed to enhance individual development. Children can develop balance, motor skills, hand-eye-foot coordination and body control through appropriate games and activities. This class is for children who are comfortable without a parent. No class March 27 and 29. (LP)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 5Y

$22(R) / $33(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59916

Tu

Feb. 5 to 26

6 to 6:45 p.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

2Y to 3Y

$36(R) / $54(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59474

W

Jan. 9 to Feb. 13

9:30 to 10:15 a.m.

59475

F

Jan. 11 to Feb. 15

9:30 to 10:15 a.m.

59476

W

Feb. 20 to April 3

9:30 to 10:15 a.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

59477

F

Feb. 22 to April 5

9:30 to 10:15 a.m.

4Y to 6Y

$12(R) / $18(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59993

F

Feb. 15

1 to 2 p.m.

Imagination Stations

Early Settler’s Fun Discover what life was like for the pioneer children! We’ll learn about some of their chores and have fun playing some of the games that they played. (LB)

Children will enjoy using their own imagination through play. Each week will have a different theme and will allow the imagination to fly. This class is for children who are comfortable without a parent. (KB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 4Y

$50(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59673

F

Jan. 18 to Feb. 22

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Cooking Little Chefs

Winter Art Hour We will explore the world of art. This class will include various winter art projects and each week will be a different theme. Play time and story time will also be a part of this class. Instructor is Tiffany Mills. (KB)

Children will create and eat some tasty treats in this hands-on class that introduces young cooks to the kitchen with easy recipes, simple measurements and kitchen safety. Recipes may include flour, eggs, nuts and dairy products. This program is taught by Grow with Me staff. (SC) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

$52(R) / $78(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 12

Eola Community Center

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 5Y

3Y to 4Y

$50(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59559

Tu

Jan. 8 to Feb. 12

9:30 to 10:15 a.m.

9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

59560

Tu

Jan. 8 to Feb. 12

10:30 to 11:15 a.m.

59066

72

W

Jan. 16 to Feb. 20


Early Childhood Arts & Crafts Make & Take Holiday Ornaments

Preschool Drawing Class

Get the holiday season started with some glitter and sparkle. Children will decorate three holiday ornaments to take home and proudly display. Crafts may be messy, so children should be dressed appropriately. (LP)

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

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 5Y

$12(R) / $18(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Vaughan Athletic Center

4Y to 5Y

$45(R) / $68(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59642

Sa

Dec. 1

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

59048

Sa

Jan. 5 to 26

2 to 2:45 p.m.

59049

Sa

Feb. 2 to 23

2 to 2:45 p.m.

Holiday Gifts Galore Children can get in the spirit of the season and make their own gifts for loved ones. Participants will create and decorate up to three gifts, complete with gift wrap and ready to put under the tree. (LP)

Slime Science Little scientists will discover and explore recipes in chemistry. Create slime, flubber and gak. Kids should dress for messy fun. (LB)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 5Y

$12(R) / $18(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Vaughan Athletic Center

4Y to 6Y

$25(R) / $38(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59646

Sa

Dec. 8

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

59989

M

Jan. 14 to 21

1 to 1:45 p.m.

Brunch with

Santa

Enjoy a brunch buffet, crafts and a visit from Santa! Saturday, Dec. 8 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Prisco Community Center Ages 1 and up & adult Barcode 58879

Children: $8 Residents / $10 Non-residents Adults: $9 Residents / $11 Non-residents

Registration ends Dec. 6

ay, d r u t Sa 9 Feb1.:30 p.m.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day Hello Kitty style! No There will be crafts and games for everyone! Hot dogs, chips and punch will be served. Registration ends Feb. 7. Ages 3 and up • Barcode 58878 on to

Prisco Community Center $5 Residents / $8 Non-residents 73


Early Childhood Wonders of Winter In this class, preschoolers explore fun ways to enjoy the Wonders of Winter. We will talk about the animals and wildlife and what makes them cozy. Story time, play time and craft will also be included. (SC)

Exploring Nature

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Foxy Baby

3Y to 4Y

$50(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59065

W

Jan. 16 to Feb. 20

10:45 to 11:45 a.m.

Learn more about the crafty canine, the fox. Take a short hike and explore the woods at Red Oak Nature Center in search of a baby fox. Enjoy a foxy craft and relaxing storytime. Parents must accompany their children, but need not register. (MG)

Snow Globes & Snowflakes Children will use their imagination to create their very own snow globe and shiny snowflake. Participants can add a little glitter for a dazzling effect and will enjoy this fun process. Class will include a snowy day story. (LP)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

2Y to 4Y

$2(R) / $4(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

57345

W

Dec. 12

1 to 2 p.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Fun in Winter

3Y to 5Y

$12(R) / $18(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59690

Sa

Jan. 19

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Children will learn about nature and the shapes, patterns and colors of winter through a variety of fun activities. They will spend time outdoors each day in nature exploration and free play. No class March 26 and 28. (LB)

Mystery Mittens

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y

$100(R) / $150(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 8

Blackberry Farm

Who’s hiding in the mitten? Children will listen to an exciting winter adventure in Jan Brett’s book “The Mitten” then make and take home their very own mitten craft. (LB)

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59954

Tu/Th

Jan. 8 to Feb. 14

9:30 to 11 a.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

59955

Tu/Th

Feb. 19 to April 4

9:30 to 11 a.m.

4Y to 6Y

$12(R) / $18(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59992

M

Jan. 28

1 to 2 p.m.

Discover Eric Carle Brown Bear, Brown Bear, what do you see? Our favorite Eric Carle preschool books come to life in this class. Each week children will read a different Eric Carle book and complete an art project and other activities related to these books. (LB)

Hands on Nature Time Children will learn school-readiness skills through naturerelated experiences. They will learn letters, numbers and colors and spend time outdoors each day incorporating what they learned in the classroom. Each session will be different. No class March 25 and 27. (LB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

4Y to 5Y

$100(R) / $150(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 8

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

59956

M/W

Jan. 7 to Feb. 13

12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

3Y to 6Y

$44(R) / $66(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Blackberry Farm

59957

M/W

Feb. 18 to April 3

12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59988

F

Feb. 1 to Feb. 22

10 to 10:45 a.m.

Cupid’s Love Bugs Children will create their own playdough love bug, complete with nest, and decorate a heart-shaped valentine to take home. Class will include a valentine story and a treat. (LP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 5Y

$12(R) / $18(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59689

Sa

Feb. 9

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

74

Rovin’ Rangers Your child will explore a different nature topic each day. We will play fun games and activities, make a simple craft and read a short story. Each day will bring something fun and unique! Children should be dressed for the weather because we will venture outside, weather permitting. (MG) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

4Y to 5Y

$12(R) / $16(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59621

W

Jan. 9 to 30

10 to 11:30 a.m.

59622

W

Feb. 6 to 27

10 to 11:30 a.m.


Early Childhood Getting Ready for School Alphabet Soup

Play to Learn

Children will explore letters through story time, craft time and play time. New letters will be introduced each week. (LB)

Children have ample time to socialize and interact with free play, sensory play and class games. After each session, the teacher provides a report card that tracks each child’s progress. (SC)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 4Y

$55(R) / $83(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 8

Blackberry Farm

30M to 3Y

$80(R) / $120(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59958

Th

Jan. 10 to Feb. 14

10 to 11 a.m.

59582

M/F

Jan. 14 to Feb. 22

10:45 to 11:45 a.m.

Spanish for Little Ones

Let’s Learn Our ABCs

This class introduces Spanish to preschoolers. They will learn numbers, colors, days of the week and more. (CJ)

Children will explore letter recognition through letter activities, coloring, stories and play. Instructor is Tiffany Mills. (SC)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 5Y

$40(R) / $60(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

3Y to 4Y

$80(R) / $120(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59920

Sa

Jan. 12 to March 2

9:30 to 10:15 a.m.

59062

Tu/Th

Jan. 15 to Feb. 21

9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

Spanish II

My Own Time

This class is the continuation of Spanish for Little Ones. (CJ) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y to 9Y

$40(R) / $60(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

60300

Sa

Jan. 12 to March 2

10:30 to 11:15 a.m.

Giant Steps Children are introduced to a gently structured classroom setting. They can enjoy free play, learn simple songs, participate in snack time and work on fine-motor skills with a simple art project. Parent participation time decreases each week. (KB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

24M to 30M & adult

$50(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59580

M

Jan. 14 to Feb. 18

9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

59581

Sa

Jan. 19 to Feb. 23

9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

Check it out! Check out the new Nature Play Preschool at Red Oak Nature Center on page 70

This introduction to the preschool experience features a variety of fun activities, including art, music, stories and free play. The focus is on developing children’s socialization skills, and a snack is provided. Child must be 2½ by the first day of class. (SC) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

30M to 3Y

$50(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59587

Tu

Jan. 15 to Feb. 19

9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

59588

M

Jan. 14 to Feb. 18

9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

59589

M

Jan. 14 to Feb. 18

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

59590

F

Jan. 18 to Feb. 22

9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

59591

Sa

Jan. 19 to Feb. 23

9 to 10 a.m.

My Own Time II Children experience a balance of free time and structured activities. In addition to art, music, story time and a snack, children enjoy an introduction to concepts such as shapes, letters and numbers. Children must have attended two previous My Own Time sessions to enroll. Instructor is Kim Stanley. (SC) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

30M to 3Y

$90(R) / $135(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59592

M/F

Jan. 14 to Feb. 22

12:15 to 1:30 p.m.

59593

Tu/Th

Jan. 15 to Feb. 21

10:30 to 11:45 a.m.

75


Early Childhood Colors, Shapes & Numbers Children will learn a variety of colors, shapes and numbers through art, pictures, play and hands-on activities in this preschool experience. Instructor is Tiffany Mills. (SC) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 4Y

$50(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59063

Tu

Jan. 15 to Feb. 19

10:45 to 11:45 a.m.

Everyday Heroes Each week will focus on a different hero: fireman, policeman, doctor and paramedic. This program includes play time, craft time and story time. This class is for children who are comfortable without a parent. Instructor is Tiffany Mills. (SC) Age 3Y to 4Y

Fee

Class Size

$50(R) / $75(N)

Location

MIN: 6 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59064

Th

Jan. 17 to Feb. 21

10:45 to 11:45 a.m.

Cut It Out! Children can get creative and learn scissors safety skills at the same time. Children will be taught the proper way to hold scissors while they practice cutting everything from paper to packing peanuts. Each week will feature a new project and a snack. This class is without parent participation. (SC) Age

Fee

Location

3Y to 4Y

$50(R) / $75(N)

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

59585

F

Jan. 18 to Feb. 22

10:45 to 11:45 a.m.

MIN: 6 / MAX: 8

59586

W

Jan. 16 to Feb. 20

9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 6

My Saturday School Children get a little extra time practicing their ABCs and 123s in addition to painting, reading, learning and playing with classmates. Instructor is Kim Stanley. (SC) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 5Y

$50(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59583

Sa

Jan. 19 to Feb. 23

10:15 to 11:15 a.m.

59584

Sa

Jan. 19 to Feb. 23

10:45 to 11:45 a.m.

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

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 6Y

$50(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 8

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

58947

Tu

Nov. 13 to Dec. 18

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

58949

Tu

Jan. 8 to Feb. 5

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

58951

Tu

Feb. 12 to March 12

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

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

Prisco Community Center

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 fall. 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. 76


Early Childhood Recess Play This program provides children with open time and opportunities to engage in various physical activities, helping develop healthy bodies and enjoyment of care-free and imaginative play. Program will be supervised by a Park District employee. (RM)

Music

Age

Fee

Location

Tot Rock

21/2Y to 5Y

$25(R) / $38(N)

Prisco Community Center

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

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

58735

Tu/Th

Jan. 8 to 31

11:45 to 12:30 p.m.

MIN: 8 / MAX: 25

58736

Tu/Th

Feb. 5 to 28

11:45 to 12:30 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 25

Age

Class Size

Location

58737

Tu/Th

March 5 to 21

11:45 to 12:30 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 25

12M to 24M & adult

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

Eola Community Center

Little Tikes Gym Time It’s cold and snowy out, so we’ll bring the fun inside! Children will ride tricycles and scooters, play basketball and soccer or play parachute games. All equipment is supplied. This open gym is a parent-child experience. (CJ) Age

Fee

Class Size

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

59058

$50(R) / $75(N)

M

Jan. 14 to Feb. 11

9:15 to 9:55 a.m.

59059

$39(R) / $58(N)

M

Feb. 25 to March 18

9:15 to 9:55 a.m.

Location

Age

Class Size

Location

Prisco Community Center

12M to 24M & adult

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

Vaughan Athletic Center

1Y to 5Y

$18(R) / $27(N) Each addl’ sibling: $12(R) / $21(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 20

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

58771

$50(R) / $75(N)

Tu

Jan. 15 to Feb. 12

9:15 to 9:55 a.m.

59914

Tu

Jan. 8 to Feb. 12

9 to 10:30 a.m.

58772

$39(R) / $58(N)

Tu

Feb. 26 to March 19

9:15 to 9:55 a.m.

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

Fee

Location

MIN: 10 / MAX: 18

$48(R) / $72(N)

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

59563

Tu

Jan. 8 to Feb. 12

9 to 9:45 a.m.

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

Class Size

Location

Tu

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

Vaughan Athletic Center

12M to 23M & adult

Barcode

Fee

Date

Time

Age

Level

58773

$50(R) / $75(N)

Jan. 15 to Feb. 12

10 to 10:40 a.m.

20M to 36M & parent

I

58774

$50(R) / $75(N)

Jan. 15 to Feb. 12

10:45 to 11:25 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

II

58775

$39(R) / $58(N)

Feb. 26 to March 19

10 to 10:40 a.m.

20M to 36M & parent

I

58776

$39(R) / $58(N)

Feb. 26 to March 19

10:45 to 11:25 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

II

59565

Tu

Jan. 8 to Feb. 12

10 to 10:45 a.m.

24M to 42M & adult

59564

W

Jan. 9 to Feb. 13

9 to 9:45 a.m.

12M to 23M & adult

59566

W

Jan. 9 to Feb. 13

10 to 10:45 a.m.

24M to 42M & adult

59567

Sa

Jan. 12 to Feb. 16

9 to 9:45 a.m.

12M to 23M & adult

59568

Sa

Jan. 12 to Feb. 16

10 to 10:45 a.m.

24M to 42M & adult

Little Explorers Little Explorers who are ready for the next step can move on to the same experience they know and love, this time without their parents. The program will emphasize circle time, independent play, messy crafts, theme-based toys, sensory area and story time. This class is taught by Grow with Me Staff. (SC) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

30M to 42M & parent

$52(R) / $78(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 12

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59569

Th

Jan. 10 to Feb. 14

9 to 9:45 a.m.

59570

Th

Jan. 10 to Feb. 14

10 to 10:45 a.m.

Day

Class Size

Location

M

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Fee

Date

Time

Age

Level

59054

$50(R) / $75(N)

Jan. 14 to Feb. 11

10 to 10:40 a.m.

20M to 36M & adult

I

59055

$50(R) / $75(N)

Jan. 14 to Feb. 11

10:45 to 11:25 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

II

59056

$39(R) / $58(N)

Feb. 25 to March 18

10 to 10:40 a.m.

20M to 36M & adult

I

59057

$39(R) / $58(N)

Feb. 25 to March 18

10:45 to 11:25 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

II

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our mission

Fox Valle y

Park Foundation

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

Est. 1981

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

Fox Valley Park Foundation

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

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

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

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


Bust a move!

Dance

Just Dance

Musical Theater

This dance class includes various styles of dance: ballet, jazz ballet, creative movement and hip-hop. Lessons include work on the ballet barre to center floor work where the ballet positions are reinforced with creative movement and imagination exercises. Jazz ballet and hip-hop dance techniques are introduced. Ballet shoes and a tutu are required. This program is taught by Tumblebears staff. No class Dec. 27. (LP)

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

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Class Size

Fee

Location

3Y to 5Y

$56(R) / $84(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Vaughan Athletic Center

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

$15(R) / $22(N)

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Barcode

Age

Day

Date

Time

Level

58791

Th

Dec. 13 to Jan. 24

12:30 to 1:05 p.m.

59893

9Y and up

W

Dec. 19 to 26

5 to 6 p.m.

I

58792

Th

Jan. 31 to March 7

12:30 to 1:05 p.m.

59894

11Y and up

Th

Dec. 20 to 27

5 to 6 p.m.

II

Leaps & Turns

Floor Barre / Yoga Workout

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

Fee

Location

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

$15(R) / $22(N)

Prisco Community Center

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

Fee

Location

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

$15(R) / $22(N)

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Age

Day

Date

Time

Level

Barcode

Age

Day

Date

Time

Level

59882

9Y and up

W

Dec. 19 to 26

8 to 9 p.m.

I

59889

9Y and up

W

Dec. 19 to 26

7 to 8 p.m.

I

59884

11Y and up

Th

Dec. 20 to 27

8 to 9 p.m.

II

59890

11Y and up

Th

Dec. 20 to 27

7 to 8 p.m.

II

Fairytale Ballet

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

Music, costumes and dance props will encourage a “Prince” or “Princess” to use their imagination as they learn basic ballet steps with the magic of fairytales. Girls should wear a leotard, tights and pink ballet shoes. Skirts or tutus also may be worn. Boys should wear a T-shirt, shorts and black ballet shoes. No dancers in diapers, please. (BSP)

Class Size

Fee

Location

Age

Fee

Class Size

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

$15(R) / $22(N)

Prisco Community Center

30M to 3Y

$28(R) / $42(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 8

Barcode

Age

Day

Date

Time

Level

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Location

59895

9Y and up

W

Dec. 19 to 26

6 to 7 p.m.

I

59939

Tu

Jan. 8 to Feb. 12

9:30 to 10 a.m.

Eola Community Center

59896

11Y and up

Th

Dec. 20 to 27

6 to 7 p.m.

II

60303

W

Jan. 8 to Feb. 12

5:30 to 6 p.m.

Eola Community Center

59938

Th

Jan. 10 to Feb. 14

Noon to 12:30 p.m.

Eola Community Center

59940

Sa

Jan. 5 to Feb. 9

1:45 to 2:15 p.m.

Eola Community Center

59937

Tu

Jan. 8 to Feb. 12

11:15 to 11:45 a.m.

Prisco Community Center

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Dance Adult Hip-Hop Lock & Pop

Adult Beginning Jazz

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

Fee

Class Size

Location

16Y and up

$47(R) / $71(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 16

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59528

Tu

Jan. 8 to Feb. 19

8:30 to 9:30 p.m.

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

Class Size

Location

Tu

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

Eola Community Center

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

Fee

Class Size

Location

18Y and up

$35(R) / $52(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59826

F

Jan. 11 to Feb. 15

5:45 to 6:30 p.m.

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

Fee

Class Size

Location

18Y and up

$35(R) / $52(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Fee

Date

Time

Age

59529

$42(R) / $63(N)

Jan. 8 to Feb. 19

4:45 to 5:30 p.m.

6Y to 9Y

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59827

F

Jan. 11 to Feb. 15

8 to 8:45 p.m.

59530

$42(R) / $63(N)

Jan. 8 to Feb. 19

5:30 to 6:15 p.m.

4Y to 5Y

59531

$42(R) / $63(N)

Jan. 8 to Feb. 19

6:30 to 7:15 p.m.

6Y to 9Y

59532

$47(R) / $71(N)

Jan. 8 to Feb. 19

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

10Y to 14Y

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

Fee

Class Size

Location

18Y and up

$35(R) / $52(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59819

F

Jan. 11 to Feb. 15

5 to 5:45 p.m.

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

Fee

Class Size

Location

18Y and up

$35(R) / $52(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59823

F

Jan. 11 to Feb. 15

7:15 to 8 p.m.

80

Wedding Dance Class Learn to dance to ballroom, Latin and contemporary dance music. This crash course includes the basics such as: leading and following, traveling, turns and movement. This is perfect for anyone that is in or going to a wedding and needs a quick two-class lesson! Waltz, cha-cha and contemporary movement will be taught. Getting married? Bring your song on tape or CD. The instructor can give you some quick ideas on dances at the end of class. Couples are recommended but not necessary; we will not rotate partners. Singles are not guaranteed a partner. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes. (BSP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

16Y and up

$33(R) / $49(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 12

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59935

F

Jan. 11 to 18

7:30 to 9 p.m.

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

Fee

Class Size

Location

18Y and up

$35(R) / $52(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59824

F

Jan. 11 to Feb. 15

6:30 to 7:15 p.m.


Dance Irish Dance

Ballroom / Swing / Latin Dance

Learn reels, jigs, hornpipes, figure dancing and a bit of Irish culture in this introduction to Irish dance. Beginners through intermediates are welcome to enroll. (BSP)

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

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

5Y and up

$88(R) / $132(N)

MIN: 15 / MAX: 40

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

4 to 5 p.m.

16Y and up

$67(R) / $99(N)

MIN: 12 / MAX: 20

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59578

W

Jan. 30 to March 6

7:15 to 8:30 p.m.

59154

Sa

Jan. 12 to March 2

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

Date

Location

Sa

Jan. 12 to Feb. 23

Eola Community Center

Latin and Ballroom Dance Workshop Discover the wonderful world of ballroom and Latin dancing in this introductory/refresher course. Improve your skills while learning new steps and how to lead and follow. Have fun dancing the rumba, foxtrot, and swing within just a few hours of enjoyable instruction. Couples recommended but not necessary. Couples will not rotate partners. Singles are not guaranteed a partner. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes. (BSP)

Barcode

Fee

Time

Age

Class Size

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

59796

$42(R) / $63(N)

2:15 to 3 p.m.

7Y to 9Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

16Y and up

$42(R) / $63(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 20

Vaughan Athletic Center

59798

$47(R) / $71(N)

3 to 4 p.m.

10Y to 14Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 15

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59799

$47(R) / $71(N)

4 to 5 p.m.

14Y to 18Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 15

59936

F

Feb. 1 to 22

7:30 to 8:45 p.m.

5th Annual Winter Showcase Saturday, Jan. 26 7 p.m. Prisco Community Center $6 per person

Bring the family for an evening of dance! The A-Factor Dance Company of Steppin’ Out Dance Studio will showcase repertory pieces in ballet, modern, jazz and tap.

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Dance

Instructor information is available at

foxvalleyparkdistrict.org Winter Session 2012-13 Information

The Fox Valley Park District’s Steppin’ Out Dance Studio provides skill-building techniques through a variety of dance forms. All classes are taught in a pleasant atmosphere that enhances the learning experience. The joy of movement is complemented by the development of poise and self-confidence, two important traits that extend to all parts of a dancer’s life. The goal is to provide every student with a solid dance foundation while leaving room for individual creativity and fun! Visiting Days Parents are invited to attend class on Visiting Days only. These dates will be listed on calendars handed out on the first day of class. Age Requirements A dancer’s age is computed as of Sept. 1, 2012. Recreation Supervisor: Bobbi Steele Dance Coordinator: Katie Porcelius

Current Dancers Dancers who are registered for Fall Session classes have first priority when registering for Winter Session classes. Those enrolled in the fall may sign up for winter classes Oct. 1 to 19 to be guaranteed a place in their current class. Please sign up in person or by mail and use the regular program registration form (available online or in the community centers). Dancers must be enrolled in Winter Session by Nov. 30 in order to be measured for a costume. New Dancers Dancers who are not registered for 2012 Fall Session classes may sign up for Winter Session classes on Nov. 10 for residents and Nov. 19 for non-residents. Dancers 9 and older should contact Recreation Supervisor Bobbi Steele for placement information. Dancers 8 and younger may register for programs for their age group. Dancers must be enrolled in fall and winter sessions to participate in the spring recital. Winter Session Fees: 30-minute classes: $79 Residents / $117 Non-residents 45-minute classes: $92 Residents / $147 Non-residents One-hour classes: $131 Residents / $195 Non-residents Winter Session Dates: Prisco Community Center: Jan. 5 to May 10 Vaughan Athletic Center: Jan. 5 to May 4 Eola Community Center: Jan. 5 to May 9

Spring Recital To participate in Spring Recital, dancers must be enrolled in fall and winter sessions. Because the Winter Session concludes with the spring recital, fall session dancers must attend one of the recital costume measuring times from Oct. 27 to Nov. 10. Costume fee is $55 per class. Dancers not attending one of the measuring days will be charged a late fee of $25 per costume to be measured, and there is no guarantee that the costume will arrive by recital. The recital costume fee must be paid in full at the time of measurement. Dancers must be measured by Nov. 30 in order to participate in the Spring Recital. Recital Dates: Eola Community Center: May 12 Prisco Community Center: May 19 Vaughan Athletic Center: May 19

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Dance Vaughan Athletic Center

Class Descriptions TUTU TODDLERS: This class is designed for the 3-year-old who loves music and wants to dance. Participants will concentrate on creative movement using large-motor skills choreographed to all their favorite songs. No dancers in diapers. BUDDING BALLERINAS: Fourand 5-year-olds will learn ballet fundamentals in this class, which is similar to Tutu Toddlers. JAZZ’N JUNIORS: This class is a must for the 4- or 5-year-old student who wants to move and stretch to upbeat music while building strength and coordination. Jazz positions will be taught while listening to lots of fun music. TINY TAPPERS: Toe, heel, step, step. Four- and 5-year-olds will learn their first tap steps in this class. Children will improve their coordination and rhythm as they learn first tap steps. BASIC LEVELS: Students will learn basic dance terminology and technique. All classes include dance combinations designed especially for this level. No previous dance experience is necessary. Dancers must be at least 5 years old. BEGINNING LEVELS: The class structure includes isolation and flexibility warm-ups for Jazz; barre and centre work for Ballet and Tap. Students will build on the terminology and technique learned in the Basic Level. Dancers must have completed the Basic Level to the satisfaction of the instructor and have permission to enroll. Dancers must be a least 7 years old. LEVELS I – VI: These levels build on skills learned in the previous level. Students will clarify technique to become stronger dancers. Each level will introduce more complicated technique and combination work. As students advance, a more disciplined atmosphere is enforced and highly technical steps will be performed. Dancers must have completed the previous level to the satisfaction of the instructor and have permission to enroll.

BEGINNING POINTE: Dancers who are enrolled in Ballet Level III or higher may take this class. The students will not start out in pointe shoes. Dancers will work on strengthening their bodies and correct technique. POINTE I and POINTE II: Dancers who are enrolled in Ballet Levels IV–VI and have completed Beginning Pointe to the satisfaction of the instructor and supervisor may register for Pointe I. Dancers who have completed Pointe I to the satisfaction of the instructor may enroll in Pointe II. Pointe shoes are required for both classes.

Class

Barcode

Day

Time

Instructor

Tutu Toddlers

60063

Sa

11:45 to 12:15 p.m.

Katie Fenton

Budding Ballerinas

60079

Sa

12:15 to 12:45 p.m.

Katie Fenton

Basic Ballet

60276

Sa

12:45 to 1:30 p.m.

Katie Fenton

Beginning Ballet

60110

Sa

1:30 to 2:15 p.m.

Katie Fenton

POINTE III: Dancers who are enrolled in Ballet VI and have completed Pointe II to the satisfaction of the instructor and supervisor may register for Pointe III. Pointe shoes are required for this class. MODERN: In this class, combinations will be taught designed toward introducing expressive dance rhythm and a freer more natural form of dance. Dancers must be enrolled in Ballet III or higher. LYRICAL I–III: A combination of ballet and jazz will be taught in this class designed toward lyric expression. Choreography will develop expressive dance rhythm. Dancers must be enrolled in Ballet Level III or higher to attend. Permission must be given to enroll in Lyrical II or III. Hip-Hop Basic–III: Students will learn a mixture of street moves and jazz. No previous dance experience is needed for Basic and Beginning Hip-Hop. Hip-Hop Levels I to III dancers must complete each level to the satisfaction of the instructor and supervisor to advance. Permission must be given to enroll in Levels I to III. A-Factor Dance Company: Members are selected through an audition process held each May. Participants must be at least 7 years old, had at least one year experience in ballet and jazz and registered year-round in ballet and jazz classes. Members are taught proper technique, body placement and flexibility exercises. The Dance Company represents the Park District in community shows and competitions.

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 fall. 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.

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Dance Eola Community Center Class

Barcode

Day

Time

Instructor

Class

Barcode

Day

Time

Instructor

Tutu Toddlers

60072

M

3:45 to 4:15 p.m.

Charlyn Scott

Lyrical I*

60136

W

6:30 to 7:15 p.m.

Annie McWilliams

Tutu Toddlers

60073

M

5 to 5:30 p.m.

Katie Fenton

Lyrical II*

60138

W

6:30 to 7:15 p.m.

Andrea Weber

Tutu Toddlers

60065

Tu

10 to 10:30 a.m.

Monica Noble-Lawson

Modern I*

60141

Tu

7:45 to 8:30 p.m.

Katie Porcelius

Tutu Toddlers

60066

Tu

4 to 4:30 p.m.

Katie Porcelius

* You may only enroll in Pointe, Lyrical or Modern classes if you are enrolled in Ballet III or higher.

Tutu Toddlers

60067

W

4:30 to 5 p.m.

Andrea Weber

Tutu Toddlers: Non-recital class

60064

W

6 to 6:30 p.m.

Andrea Weber

Tutu Toddlers: Non-recital class

60060

Th

11 to 11:30 a.m.

TBA

Tutu Toddlers

60069

Sa

9 to 9:30 a.m.

Charlyn Scott

Tutu Toddlers

60070

Sa

9:30 to 10 a.m.

Charlyn Scott

Tutu Toddlers

60068

Sa

Noon to 12:30 p.m.

Christa Boguslaw

Budding Ballerinas

60087

M

4:15 to 4:45 p.m.

Budding Ballerinas

60088

M

Budding Ballerinas

60080

Tu

Budding Ballerinas

60081

Budding Ballerinas

Tiny Tappers

60146

Tu

11 to 11:30 a.m.

Monica Noble-Lawson

Tiny Tappers

60147

Sa

11 to 11:30 a.m.

Charlyn Scott

Basic Tap

60149

Th

4:15 to 5 p.m.

Charlyn Scott

Basic Tap

60150

Sa

12:15 to 1 p.m.

Charlyn Scott

Beginning Tap

60158

M

6:15 to 7 p.m.

Katie Fenton

Beginning Tap

60156

Th

6:15 to 7 p.m.

Katie White

Beginning Tap

60157

Sa

11:15 to noon

Christa Boguslaw

Charlyn Scott

Tap I

60161

M

7:45 to 8:30 p.m.

Katie Fenton

4:30 to 5 p.m.

Katie Fenton

Tap II/III

60164

Th

7:45 to 8:30 p.m.

Katie White

10:30 to 11 a.m.

Monica Noble-Lawson

Tu

11:30 to noon

Monica Noble-Lawson

Jazz’n Juniors

60168

Tu

Noon to 12:30 p.m.

Monica Noble-Lawson

60082

W

5 to 5:30 p.m.

Andrea Weber

Basic Jazz

60171

Th

5 to 5:45 p.m.

Charlyn Scott

Budding Ballerinas: Non-recital class

60074

Th

11:30 to noon

TBA

Basic Jazz

60172

Sa

9 to 9:45 a.m.

Christa Boguslaw

Beginning Jazz

60182

M

5:30 to 6:15 p.m.

Charlyn Scott

Budding Ballerinas

60084

Sa

10 to 10:30 a.m.

Charlyn Scott

Beginning Jazz

60183

M

7 to 7:45 p.m.

Katie Fenton

Budding Ballerinas

60085

Sa

10:30 to 11 a.m.

Charlyn Scott

Beginning Jazz

60181

Th

6:30 to 7:15 p.m.

Charlyn Scott

Budding Ballerinas

60083

Sa

12:30 to 1 p.m.

Christa Boguslaw

Beginning Jazz

60180

Th

7 to 7:45 p.m.

Katie White

Basic Ballet

60092

W

5 to 5:45 p.m.

Annie McWilliams

Jazz I

60187

M

6:15 to 7 p.m.

Charlyn Scott

Basic Ballet

60093

Sa

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

Christa Boguslaw

Jazz I

60188

Tu

5:15 to 6 p.m.

Katie Porcelius

Basic Ballet

60094

Sa

9:45 to 10:30 a.m.

Charlyn Scott

Jazz I

60189

Th

8 to 8:45 p.m.

Charlyn Scott

Beginning Ballet

60112

M

4:45 to 5:30 p.m.

Charlyn Scott

Jazz II

60192

Tu

7 to 7:45 p.m.

Katie Porcelius

Jazz III/IV

60197

Tu

8:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Katie Porcelius

Basic Hip-Hop

60201

W

4:30 to 5 p.m.

Annie McWilliams

Beginning Hip-Hop

60206

M

8:30 to 9:15 p.m.

Katie White

Beginning Hip-Hop

60207

Th

4:45 to 5:30 p.m.

Katie White

Beginning Hip-Hop

60208

Sa

1 to 1:45 p.m.

Christa Boguslaw

Beginning Ballet

60113

M

5:30 to 6:15 p.m.

Katie Fenton

Beginning Ballet

60106

W

5:45 to 6:30 p.m.

Annie McWilliams

Beginning Ballet

60107

Th

5:30 to 6:15 p.m.

Katie White

Beginning Ballet

60108

Sa

10:30 to 11:15 a.m.

Christa Boguslaw

Ballet I

60120

M

7 to 7:45 p.m.

Charlyn Scott

Ballet I

60116

Tu

4:30 to 5:15 p.m.

Katie Porcelius

Ballet I

60117

Th

7:15 to 8 p.m.

Charlyn Scott

Ballet II

60123

Tu

6 to 7 p.m.

Katie Porcelius

Ballet III

60127

W

7:15 to 8:15 p.m.

Annie McWilliams

Ballet IV

60129

W

7:15 to 8:15 p.m.

Andrea Weber

Beginning Pointe/ Pointe I*

60134

W

8:15 to 9 p.m.

Andrea Weber

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Dance Prisco Community Center Class

Barcode

Day

Time

Instructor

Class

Barcode

Day

Time

Instructor

Tutu Toddlers

60071

M

4:15 to 4:45 p.m.

Cindy Vick

Basic Tap

60148

Sa

60062

Tu

4:30 to 5 p.m.

Annie McWilliams

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

Cindy Vick

Tutu Toddlers Tutu Toddlers

60061

Sa

9 to 9:30 a.m.

Cindy Vick

Beginning Tap

60153

W

5:45 to 6:30 p.m.

Monica Noble-Lawson

Beginning Tap

60154

Sa

1:45 to 2:30 p.m.

Cindy Vick

Tap I

60159

Th

4:45 to 5:30 p.m.

Kori Cline

Tap I

60160

Th

6:15 to 7 p.m.

Kori Cline

Tap II

60162

Th

7 to 7:45 p.m.

Kori Cline

Tap III

60165

Th

7:45 to 8:30 p.m.

Kori Cline

Tap IV/V

60166

Th

8:30 to 9:15 p.m.

Kori Cline

Basic Jazz

60169

M

6 to 6:45 p.m.

Cindy Vick

Basic Jazz

60170

Sa

10:45 to 11:30 a.m.

Cindy Vick

Beginning Jazz

60177

Tu

4:30 to 5:15 p.m.

Andrea Weber

Beginning Jazz

60178

Sa

1 to 1:45 p.m.

Cindy Vick

Jazz I

60184

M

8:15 to 9 p.m.

Cindy Vick

Jazz I

60185

W

6:30 to 7:15 p.m.

Monica Noble-Lawson

Tutu/Budding Ballerinas Budding Ballerinas

60078

60086

Tu

M

11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. 4:45 to 5:15 p.m.

Katie Fenton

Cindy Vick

Budding Ballerinas

60075

Tu

4 to 4:30 p.m.

Annie McWilliams

Budding Ballerinas

60076

W

4:15 to 4:45 p.m.

Katie Porcelius

Budding Ballerinas

60077

Sa

9:30 to 10 a.m.

Cindy Vick

Basic Ballet

60089

M

5:15 to 6 p.m.

Cindy Vick

Basic Ballet

60096

M

6:45 to 7:30 p.m.

Cindy Vick

Basic Ballet: Non-recital class

60091

Basic Ballet

60095

W

4:15 to 5 p.m.

Monica Noble-Lawson

Basic Ballet

60090

Sa

10 to 10:45 a.m.

Cindy Vick

Beginning Ballet

60102

Tu

5:15 to 6 p.m.

Andrea Weber

Jazz I

60186

W

8 to 8:45 p.m.

Monica Noble-Lawson

Beginning Ballet: Non-recital class

60104

W

5 to 5:45 p.m.

Monica Noble-Lawson

Jazz II

60191

Tu

6:45 to 7:30 p.m.

Annie McWilliams

Beginning Ballet

60105

Sa

12:15 to 1 p.m.

Cindy Vick

Jazz III

60193

W

5:30 to 6:15 p.m.

Katie Porcelius

Jazz IV

60196

W

6:15 to 7:15 p.m.

Katie Porcelius

Ballet I

60119

M

7:30 to 8:15 p.m.

Cindy Vick

Jazz V

60198

W

8 to 9 p.m.

Katie Porcelius

Ballet I

60114

W

7:15 to 8 p.m.

Monica Noble-Lawson

Ballet I

60118

Th

5:30 to 6:15 p.m.

Kori Cline

Basic Hip-Hop: Non-recital class

60200

W

4:45 to 5:15 p.m.

Katie Porcelius

Ballet II

60124

Tu

5:45 to 6:45 p.m.

Annie McWilliams

Basic Hip-Hop

60199

F

4:30 to 5 p.m.

Winston Griffin

Ballet III

60126

Tu

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Annie McWilliams

Beginning Hip-Hop

60204

F

5 to 5:45 p.m.

Winston Griffin

Ballet III

60125

Th

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Katie Porcelius

Hip-Hop I/II

60209

F

5:45 to 6:30 p.m.

Winston Griffin

Ballet IV

60128

Tu

6 to 7 p.m.

Andrea Weber

Beginning Pointe*

60130

Tu

8:30 to 9:15 p.m.

Annie McWilliams

Beginning Pointe/ Pointe I*

60133

Tu

7 to 7:45 p.m.

Andrea Weber

Lyrical I*

60135

W

7:15 to 8 p.m.

Katie Porcelius

Lyrical II/III*

60139

Tu

7:45 to 8:30 p.m.

Andrea Weber

Modern I*

60140

Th

5:45 to 6:30 p.m.

Katie Porcelius

Modern II*

60142

Tu

8:30 to 9:15 p.m.

Andrea Weber

Tu

5 to 5:45 p.m.

Annie McWilliams

* You may only enroll in Pointe, Lyrical or Modern classes if you are enrolled in Ballet III or higher.

All Steppin’ Out Dance Studio classes qualify for scholarships.

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Lights, camera, action!

Drama

Fun with Theatre Arts

In the Spotlight

Little Storybook Actors

Prisco Holiday Spectacular

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

Solos, duets and trios may audition for a chance to have their holiday performance piece in the Prisco Holiday Spectacular. Singers, dancers, comedians, jugglers and anyone with special performance skills are invited to audition. No pianist provided. If singing, participants must provide an accompaniment CD; no a cappella singing. All acts should be holiday-themed and under two minutes. Chosen performers will rehearse their specialty act at 7:15 p.m. on Dec. 12 and must attend dress rehearsal from 1 to 5 p.m. on Dec. 15 to get ready for the Dec. 16 show. Registration is due after casting is complete. Registration fee is per individual, not per act. (KD)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 6Y

$34(R) / $50(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 15

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59016

Tu

Jan. 15 to Feb. 12

6 to 6:45 p.m.

Prisco Holiday Spectacular: Solo, Duet and Trio Auditions

Little Miss Pageant Class

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

Age

Location

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

59972

Free

W

Nov. 28

7:15 to 7:45 p.m.

7Y to 18Y

Prisco Community Center

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

7Y to 12Y

$50(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59971

Th

Jan. 17 to Feb. 21

6 to 7 p.m.

Write a Story, Create a Play Children get the opportunity to create characters and scenarios that will develop into a final showcase. Using improv, scripts, dialogue, song and dance, the group will bring an original story to life using costumes, makeup and sets. Acting exercises, improv and collaborative exercises will be explored. Final class is two hours long, which includes the showcase. (KD)

Prisco Holiday Spectacular Rehearsals Fee

Age

Class Size

Location

$5(R) / $8(N)

7Y to 18Y

MIN: 10 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59973

W

Dec. 12

7:15 to 7:45 p.m.

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

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Private Pageant Coaching

7Y to 10Y

$45(R) / $68(N)

MIN: 10 / MAX: 20

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59021

Sa

Feb. 2 to March 9

11 a.m. to noon

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

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Drama Love & Laughter: Cupid’s Valentine Variety Show

Junior Theatre: ‘James and the Giant Peach’

From Sinatra’s love songs to Shakespeare’s sonnets, this performance features familiar and fresh music, scenes and poetry that explore love. Cupid’s arrows will fly from favorite love songs, and love will bring laughter to familiar situations. Interested actors and actresses should prepare a short monologue, poem or song for auditions. No pianist is provided. Costumes will be the responsibility of each performer. No registration fee will be due for rehearsals. (KD)

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

Love & Laughter: Cupid’s Valentine Variety Show Auditions Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

Age

Location

59965

Free

W

Jan. 16

6 to 7 p.m.

13Y through adult

Prisco Community Center

Love & Laughter: Cupid’s Valentine Variety Show Rehearsals Fee

Age

Class Size

Location

Free

13Y and up

MIN: 10 / MAX: 40

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59966

Tu/Th

Jan. 22 to Feb. 7

6 to 7:30 p.m.

Perform It Series Showcase: ‘Grease’ Learn songs, simple dances and short acting scenes from ‘Grease’ to perform at a final showcase. Participants will focus on popular songs from this musical such as ‘Summer Nights,’ ‘Born To Hand Jive,’ ‘Greased Lightnin’ and ‘We Go Together.’ Costumes will be discussed during class and must be purchased by participants. Performance is March 13. (KD) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y to 18Y

$50(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59962

W

Jan. 23 to March 13

6 to 7 p.m.

Join this new theatre group, open to teens and adults interested in theatre in our community. Members will meet once a month to discuss local performing arts, upcoming opportunities at the Fox Valley Park District and brainstorm about future shows and events. The group will have input in upcoming theatre productions, help run fundraisers and assist backstage during the active theatre season at Prisco. Guild members are encouraged to audition for park district productions and will receive special honor in playbills. Those who aren’t able to participate actively are encouraged to join as a supporting guild member. No registration required. Please bring $2 to each meeting to help with the cost of the delicious pizza and pop that is offered for all attending. (KD) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

15Y and up

$2

MIN: 5 / MAX: 30

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

58873

W

Dec. 5

5:30 to 6 p.m.

58874

W

Jan. 2

5:30 to 6 p.m.

58875

W

Feb. 6

5:30 to 6 p.m.

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

Fee

Day

Date

Time

Age

Location

59022

Free

W

Feb. 20

6 to 7:30 p.m.

5Y to 16Y

Prisco Community Center

Junior Theatre: ‘James and the Giant Peach’ Rehearsals Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

5Y to 16Y

$50(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 12 / MAX: 50

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59023

Tu/Th

Feb. 26 to April 18

6 to 7:30 p.m.

f ro m G E R S H W I N

to P O R T E R

C A B A R E T F UND R A IS E R

Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Prisco Community Center Tickets: $8 Enjoy an amazing evening of music and comedy performed around a piano. Featuring popular music that was born on the streets of NYC during the early 20th century, such as Gershwin’s “I Got Rhythm,” Berlin’s “Blue Skies” or Porter’s “Night and Day.” Gift baskets will be raffled off to lucky ticket buyers. Snacks and beverages available for purchase. Tickets available at Prisco Community Center beginning Oct. 23. Proceeds benefit the Winter Stage production of ‘Anything Goes.’

87


Drama

Performing Arts Academy Acting Studio

Advanced Acting: TV & Film Techniques

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

This advanced acting class teaches performance techniques for film and television. Participants will work on eye line (where to look), how to project their voice, emotions and physicality. Time will be spent on close-up acting, stressing the importance of believability and vulnerability. Material will include monologues, cold readings, commercials, scene work and audition techniques. Participants must have participated in at least one Acting Studio class or be currently enrolled. First priority will be given to those who have been enrolled in multiple Acting Studio classes. (KD)

Class Size

Fee

Location

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

$34(R) / $50(N)

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

59009

M

Jan. 14 to Feb. 11

6:45 to 7:30 p.m.

6Y to 12Y

12Y through adult

$34(R) / $50(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Prisco Community Center

59010

Tu

Jan. 15 to Feb. 12

6:45 to 7:30 p.m.

12Y to 18Y

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59011

Sa

Jan. 19 to Feb. 16

12:30 to 1:15 p.m.

9Y to 15Y

59974

W

Jan. 16 to Feb. 13

7 to 7:45 p.m.

59012

Sa

Jan. 19 to Feb. 16

1:15 to 2 p.m.

16Y through adult

59013

M

Feb. 18 to March 18

6:45 to 7:30 p.m.

6Y to 12Y

59014

Sa

Feb. 23 to March 23

12:30 to 1:15 p.m.

9Y to 15Y

59015

Sa

Feb. 23 to March 23

1:15 to 2 p.m.

16Y through adult

Advanced Acting: Monologue & Scene Study This advanced acting class delves into the depth of dramatic and comedic monologues and scenes. Participants will be challenged by the instructor to look within the dialogue to find intent, subtext, super-objective, relationship and motivation. Proper analysis will include imagination, observation and research to create a character with complexity. Participants must have participated in at least one Acting Studio class or be currently enrolled. First priority will be given to those who have been enrolled in multiple Acting Studio classes. (KD) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

12Y through adult

$34(R) / $50(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59976

Tu

Jan. 15 to Feb. 12

7:30 to 8:15 p.m.

88

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

Fee

Class Size

Location

12Y through adult

$34(R) / $50(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59977

Tu

Feb. 19 to March 19

7:30 to 8:15 p.m.

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

Fee

Class Size

Location

12Y and up

$34(R) / $50(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59975

W

Feb. 20 to March 20

7 to 7:45 p.m.


Drama Winter Stage presents…

Hop on board the magical ship where romance, disaster and hilarity run wild in this musical theatre masterpiece. This is an amusing story of love, mistaken identity, ridiculous disguises, harmless gangsters, flashy celebrities and tap dancing sailors set in the 1930s. Terrific toetapping Cole Porter tunes include ‘It’s De-Lovely,’ ‘Friendship,’ ‘I Get a Kick Out of You,’ ‘All Through the Night,’ ‘Anything Goes,’ ‘You’re the Top’ and ‘Blow, Gabriel, Blow.’ One show-stopping number after another, this is a production not to be missed! Tickets available at Prisco Community Center beginning Dec. 13.

Prisco Community Center Friday, JAN. 11 7 p.m. SATURDAY, JAN. 12 2 & 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13 2 p.M. tICKETS: $7


We’ve got the beat!

Music Group Guitar

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

Fee

Location

MIN: 3 / MAX: 5

$34(R) / $50(N)

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

58964

Sa

Jan. 19 to Feb. 16

9:30 to 10:15 a.m.

11Y to 15Y

58965

Sa

Jan. 19 to Feb. 16

10:15 to 11 a.m.

14Y to 18Y

58966

Sa

Jan. 19 to Feb. 16

11 to 11:45 a.m.

18Y and up

58967

Sa

Feb. 23 to March 23

9:30 to 10:15 a.m.

11Y to 15Y

58968

Sa

Feb. 23 to March 23

10:15 to 11 a.m.

14Y to 18Y

58969

Sa

Feb. 23 to March 23

11 to 11:45 a.m.

18Y and up

Show Choir: Broadway and Beyond Join this show choir group and sing and dance like the cast of ‘Glee.’ The group sings some of Broadway’s best show-stopping tunes as well as songs the class will help choose. There will be opportunities to sing solos for interested participants. A performance for family and friends takes place during the last class. Join just one session or both to continue rehearsing. (KD) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

7Y to 15Y

$34(R) / $50(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 15

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Session

59967

M

Jan. 14 to Feb. 11

7:30 to 8:15 p.m.

I

59968

M

Feb. 18 to March 18

7:30 to 8:15 p.m.

II

Youth Choir: Disney and Pop Hits This group learns and performs familiar Disney and pop songs. It is not necessary to read music; class will involve some music training. Sign up with friends or meet new friends who love music. The group focuses on learning how to sing as a group and proper musical blending. A performance for family and friends takes place during the last class. Join just one session or both to continue rehearsing. (KD) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

5Y to 12Y

$34(R) / $50(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 15

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Session

59969

M

Jan. 14 to Feb. 11

6 to 6:45 p.m.

I

59970

M

Feb. 18 to March 18

6 to 6:45 p.m.

II

90

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

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

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

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

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


Section Heading That’s the ticket!

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

Tin Pan Alley Cabaret Fundraiser: From Gershwin to Porter

Shows

‘Music Man’ at Paramount

Enjoy an amazing evening of music and comedy performed around a piano. Talented performers host a benefit for the Winter Stage production of ‘Anything Goes.’ Featuring popular music that was born in the streets of NYC during the early 20th century, such as Gershwin’s ‘I Got Rhythm,’ Berlin’s ‘Blue Skies’ or Porter’s ‘Night and Day.’ Gift baskets from local businesses will be raffled off to lucky ticket buyers. This night of entertainment in a casual atmosphere also features snacks and beverages available for purchase. Tickets available at Prisco Community Center beginning Oct. 23. (KD) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y and up

$8

MIN: 5 / MAX: 150

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

57511

Sa

Nov. 17

7:30 p.m.

Another wonderful musical in the Paramount’s Broadway Series, this classic is about con man Harold Hill, who is trying to convince the residents of River City that he’s a well-accomplished musician. Seats are on the main floor. Cost includes show ticket and small bus transportation. (JHP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

21Y and up

$30(R) / $39(N)

MIN: 10 / MAX: 18

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59555

W

Jan. 30

12:30 to 4 p.m.

Prisco Holiday Spectacular Enjoy familiar music, dance and stories that will help any Scrooge get into the holiday spirit. The talented youth of the community will put on a production that will light up your holiday season and make your belly shake like a bowl full of jelly. From delightful jingles at Santa’s workshop to beautiful candle-lit ballads, this is sure to be a new family tradition. Tickets available at Prisco beginning Nov. 15. (KD) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

All ages

$5

MIN: 20 / MAX: 200

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

58880

Su

Dec. 16

2 p.m.

Winter Stage Presents ‘Anything Goes’ Hop on board the magical ship where romance, disaster and hilarity run wild in a musical theatre masterpiece. This is an amusing story of love, mistaken identity, ridiculous disguises, harmless gangsters, flashy celebrities and tap-dancing sailors set in the 1930s. Terrific toe-tapping Cole Porter tunes include ‘It’s De-Lovely,’ ‘Friendship,’ ‘I Get a Kick Out of You,’ ‘All Through the Night,’ ‘Anything Goes,’ ‘You’re the Top and Blow,’ ‘Gabriel’ and ‘Blow.’ With one showstopping number after another, this is a production not to be missed! Tickets available at Prisco beginning Dec. 13. (KD) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

All ages

$7

MIN: 50 / MAX: 450

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

58882

F

Jan. 11

7 p.m.

58883

Sa

Jan. 12

2 p.m.

58884

Sa

Jan. 12

7 p.m.

58885

Su

Jan. 13

2 p.m.

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Center From Sinatra’s love songs to Sh akespeare’s sonnets, this Va lentine perform familiar and fr a nce features esh music, scen es a n d poetry that explore love. Ea ch ticket purch ased purchased bef ore Feb. 6 will receive a Sun day complimentary rose. , Feb Tickets availab . 10 le beginning Jan 3 p. . 16 at m. Prisco Commu nity Center. Barcod $6 e 58881

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Shows Bobby Vinton at Paramount

‘Sunset Boulevard’ at Drury Lane

Come hear one of the best legends of love songs sing his famous songs, such as: ‘Blue Velvet,’ ‘Mr. Lonely,’ ‘Melody of Love’ and many more! Seats are on the main floor. Cost includes ticket on main floor and small bus transportation. (JHP)

‘Sunset Boulevard’ is a 1950s American film that was nominated for 11 Academy Awards. The plot revolves around a faded star of the silent screen era, living in the past in her decaying mansion on the fabled Los Angeles street. Lunch choice will be roast pork or tilapia. Cost includes show, lunch and small bus transportation. (JHP)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

21Y and up

$65(R) / $74(N)

MIN: 10 / MAX: 18

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59556

Th

Feb. 14

6 to 10 p.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

21Y and up

$70(R) / $79(N)

MIN: 12 / MAX: 20

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59571

W

March 13

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

Love & Laughter: Cupid’s Valentine Variety Show From Sinatra’s love songs to Shakespeare’s sonnets, this performance features familiar and fresh music, scenes and poetry that explore love. Cupid’s arrows will fly from favorite love songs, and love will bring laughter to familiar situations. A perfect beginning to the Valentine week. Each ticket purchased before Feb. 6 will come with a complimentary rose. Tickets available at Prisco beginning Jan. 16. (KD) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

All ages

$6

MIN: 20 / MAX: 150

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

58881

Su

Feb. 10

3 p.m.

Save the Dates! 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 at Prisco beginning Jan. 30. 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.

‘La Bohème’ at Lyric Opera Friday, March 15  t. Patrick’s Day Show at Starved Rock S Tuesday, March 19 ion this holiday season Start a new family tradit ce of music, dance with a winter performan youth. and stories by talented r Prisco Community Cente All Ages Tickets: $5 15 Tickets available Nov. Barcode 58880

Sunday, Dec. 16 2 p.m.

‘Fiddler on the Roof’ at Paramount Wednesday, March 20

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

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Take a little trip

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

Migrate to see the Eagles

Fun Fridays Holiday Potluck and Owl Program

Join us as we migrate to the Mississippi River to do some eagle watching. Lunch will be at Jumers Casino. Have time to do some gambling at Jumers before we go to see the eagles. Please note the early departure and late return times and make sure to have your driver’s license or state ID with you. Cost includes Jumers buffet, gaming, motor coach transportation and eagle viewing. (JHP) (MG)

Join us for our annual Fun Fridays potluck as we celebrate the holidays. We will have a presentation by the Willowbrook Wildlife Center on owls, and they will bring some of these magnificent creatures with them for the program at 12:30 p.m. In the spirit of the season, we will have a wish list of items Willowbrook needs; if you would like to bring any donations to the potluck, it would be greatly appreciated. We will also ask for suggestions for future Fun Friday trips and have some raffles. Please bring a dish to pass of your choosing. (JHP)

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Age

Fee

Class Size

Departure Location

21Y and up

$35(R) / $44(N)

MIN: 30 / MAX: 50

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

59554

F

Jan. 25

8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

18Y and up

Free

MIN: 10 / MAX: 40

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

57487

F

Dec. 14

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

Lizzadro Museum Visit the Lizzadro Muesum of Lapidary Art and see more than 200 pieces of jade and other hard stone carvings from around the world, featuring several internationally famous pieces and many other examples of lapidary art. Lunch will follow at a local restaurant. (JHP) (MG) Age

Fee

Class Size

Departure Location

21Y and up

$15(R) / $24(N)

MIN: 10 / MAX: 22

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59909

F

Feb. 22

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Trip Information and Reminders • All tours and visits listed require a good amount of walking. Wear sturdy, comfortable shoes and be prepared for frequent walking throughout the day’s activities. • Plan to arrive for all trips at least 15 minutes before departure times. The bus leaves promptly at the scheduled time. • Trip return times are approximate; traffic delays and bad weather can add travel time to a trip. • Call 630-859-8606 for cancellations. Refunds (minus a $5 cancellation fee) will be given if the trip seat can be filled or show ticket can be sold. • Call two weeks before a trip for special accommodation requests such as wheelchairs or diet restrictions. • Due to safety concerns for all passengers and visibility issues for the bus driver, the park district will only be able to transport flat-folding walkers when traveling on the small FVPD bus. Any other accommodations need to be made in advance when registering by contacting Jennifer Huber at 630-859-8606. 93


Tours & Visits Fun for All

Casinos

Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place

Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana

See all of the new 2013 models and future designs without the hassle of driving and parking. Lunch will be on your own. Cost includes admission to the show and small bus transportation. There is a lot of walking on this trip! (JHP)

Visit the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Ind., for a roll of the dice and a chance at the tables. Cost includes lunch buffet, $10 slot play and bus transportation. This trip is with Triple R Tours. Make sure to bring a picture ID for entry into the casino. (JHP)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Departure Location

13Y and up

$30(R) / $39(N)

MIN: 10 / MAX: 17

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59557

F

Feb. 15

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Departure Location

21Y and up

$35(R) / $44(N)

MIN: 35 / MAX: 50

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59558

Tu

Feb. 26

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Purina Dog Show at McCormick Place Enjoy a day at McCormick Place in Chicago at the Purina Dog Show, sponsored by the International Kennel Club of Chicago. See dogs on display, visit 160 vendor booths and watch agility and obedience demonstrations. Cost includes ticket to the show and small bus transportation. Participants pay for their own lunches. Please note that this year’s show is only on Saturday and Sunday, so the crowds may be larger than usual. Expect a good amount of walking on this trip. (JHP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Departurne Location

21Y and up

$30(R) / $39(N)

MIN: 12 / MAX: 20

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59562

Sa

Feb. 23

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

Extended

Trips

Hausermann, Inc.

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

Mayflower Tours

Gardeners on the Go

On this trip we’ll head to Hausermann, Inc. to see all of their beautiful orchids which will make you feel like you’re in the tropics on a winter day. Enjoy lunch afterwards with seperate checks. Cost inlcudes guided tour and small bus transportation. (JHP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Departure Location

21Y and up

$15(R) / $24(N)

MIN: 10 / MAX: 20

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59553

Tu

Jan. 15

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

•   New England Rails & Sails •  New England and Cape Cod •  Colorado Historic Trains •  The Blue Danube River Cruise •  Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta •  Italy with a Tuscan Culinary Experience •  West Virginia Autumn Foliage •  The Wine Country of France — 2013

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


Section Heading For Active Adults

Prime Times Special Events

Programs, Meetings & Clubs

Holiday Tea and Fashion Show

Senior Mini-Bowling League

Do some holiday shopping without fighting the traffic and crowds. Fashions by Taylor Maries are for ladies in every size from petite to plus sizes. Everyone will enjoy tea and holiday sweets before the fashion show. After the fashion show, there will be plenty of time to shop, try items on and take them home that day! All fashion proceeds benefit the Friendly Center Club. Deadline to register is Nov. 26. (JHP)

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

Fee

Class Size

Location

55Y and up

$8

MIN: 5 / MAX: 30

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

Time

Day

Time

1 to 3 p.m.

Tu

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

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

55Y and up

$10(R) / $13(N)

MIN: 50 / MAX: 100

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

58728

Sa

Dec. 1

Valentine’s Dinner Dance

Senior Bean Bag Baseball

Treat your sweetheart to a special Valentine night featuring music by Edizon Dayao, sponsored by Provena McAuley Manor. A lovely catered dinner will be served from 5 to 6 p.m., and dancing will be from 6 to 8 p.m. We will hold drawings for some nice prizes throughout the evening. Deadline to register is Feb. 1. (JHP)

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

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Fee

Class Size

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Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Free

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

40Y and up

Couples: $20(R) / $26(N) Individuals: $10(R) / $16(N)

MIN: 25 / MAX: 34

Prisco Community Center

55Y and up

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Call Jennifer at 630-859-8606 for information about the team.

58734

F

Feb. 8

5 to 8 p.m.

Day/Date/Time

Don’t Forget! Resident registration begins Nov. 10 There are three ways to register: 1. By Foxlink Internet

How may I help you?

2. By Mail / Drop Off 3. In Person For more information, see page 123

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

and

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

55Y and up

$12 AARP Members; $14 Non-AARP Members

MIN: 2 / MAX: 35

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

59552

M-Tu

Dec. 3 to 4

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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

Saturday, Dec. 1 1 to 3 p.m. Prisco Community Center

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

55Y and up

$5(R) / $8(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 15

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

58856

M

Dec. 10

1 to 3 p.m.

58857

M

Jan. 14

1 to 3 p.m.

58858

M

Feb. 11

1 to 3 p.m.

Ages 13 and up $10 Residents / $13 Non-residents

Barcode 58728 Enjoy holiday shopping without fighting the traffic and crowds. Fashions by Taylor Maries are for ladies of every size. Everyone will enjoy tea and holiday sweets before the fashion show. After the fashion show, there will be plenty of time to shop, try on items and take them home that day! All fashion proceeds benefit the Friendly Center Club. Registration ends Monday, Nov. 26.

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Friday, Feb. 8 5 to 8 p.m. Prisco Community Center

Dinner, dancing and romance! Treat your sweetheart to a special Valentine night featuring music by Edizon Dayao and a catered dinner. Prizes will be drawn throughout the evening. Registration ends Feb. 1. $20 for resident couples / $26 for non-resident couples $10 for individual residents / $16 for individual non-residents Dinner 5 to 6 p.m. / Dance 6 to 8 p.m. / Ages 21 and up Barcode: 58734 Sponsored by Provena McAuley Manor


Prime Times Reel Fun Thursdays Spend an afternoon enjoying a recently released movie or a favorite classic. Popcorn and a beverage will be provided. The program is free and does not require registration. Call ahead to find out what movie will be playing. (JHP)

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Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

55Y and up

Free

MIN: 10 / MAX: 20

Prisco Community Center

Day

Date

Time

Th

Jan. 10

1:30 to 3 p.m.

Th

Feb. 7

1:30 to 3 p.m.

Rules of the Road Class Those age 55 and better can brush up on their driving skills before e! testing or getting a new driver’s license. The class is free and offered through the Illinois Secretary of State. Registration is not required for this class. (JHP)

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Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

55Y and up

Free

MIN: 5 / MAX: 30

Prisco Community Center

Day

Date

Time

Tu

Jan. 29

10 a.m. to noon

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

“Edad De Oro” Social Club The Golden Age Hispanic Social Club meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at the Prisco Community Center. The free club is designed for men and women age 50 and older. Activities include games, food and holiday decorations. The meetings are conducted in Spanish. Membership is free, and all are welcome. Call Frank Navarro, club founder, at 630-553-2975 or 630-291-0893.

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Fox Valley Park District season passes & gift cards are a perfect present for kids and families! Purchase 2013 outdoor aquatic center passes or 2013 Blackberry Farm passes online starting Dec. 1.

El Club Social Hispano de la Edad de Oro, se reune a partir de las 7 to 9 p.m. Cada Miercoles en el Centro Comunitario de Prisco. Situado en la 150 W. Illinois Ave. en Aurora. Puede ser miembro Del club gratis y esta disenado para hombres y mujeres con edad de 50 años en adelante. En las actividades incluyen juegos, alimento y celebractiones segun el dia de fiesta. Las reuniones se conducen en español. Para mas informacion por favor llamar a Frank Navarro, fundador del club, al 630-291-0893 o 630-553-2975.

Other Senior Clubs Duplicate Bridge: Call Arthur “Nick” Cordell at 630-553-2810. Golden K Kiwanis: Call David Brown at 630-897-0689.

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60

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

Golden Foxes Winter Walking Incentive Join our Golden Fox Walking Club for our winter walking incentive contest. The contest will start on Nov. 1 and end on March 1. Walkers can walk inside at Prisco’s gym for free any day of the week. Participants sign in on the yellow sheet in the fitness center to keep track of the number of times they walk each month. The Top Ten Walkers will be listed each month on the board in Room 104 at Prisco, and prizes will be awarded at the Spring Potluck scheduled for Tuesday, March 5. (JHP)

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Fee

Class Size

Location

55Y and up

Free

MIN: 20 / MAX: 50

Prisco Community Center

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Birthday Parties

Birthday

Parties at Blackberry Farm

For more information on birthday parties offered at Blackberry Farm, call 630-892-1550. All packages include a special picnic area, party attendant, paper products, and tableware. Parties are 90 minutes. Two adults per party will be included free of charge. A pizza or hot dog meal including drink can be purchased for an additional fee. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance. A $75 deposit is required at the time of reservation. Refunds will be issued if the party is canceled 14 days in advance of party date. Paddle Boat, Tea, Train and Pony Birthday Parties: Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 to 4 p.m. Call for times for weekday parties Pedal Tractor Birthday Parties: Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and 5 to 6:30 p.m. Weekdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

NEW! Paddle Boat Birthday Party Children can float across Lake Gregory in a paddle boat. Games also will be played. Available until Labor Day. 10 to 15 guests Residents: $13 per guest Non-residents: $16 per guest Party with food for each guest: Residents: $18 per guest Non-residents: $21 per guest

Train Birthday Party

Pony Birthday Party

Children should come dressed in their best party dress and bring their dolls. Children will do a craft, play some games and have some lemonade and cookies.

Guests will meet the train engineer and ride the train as many times as they want. They also will play some train games. The birthday child will receive a train hat, and the guests will leave with a train whistle.

Child to enjoy a hand-led pony ride and play pony-themed games. Birthday child will receive a cowboy hat and sheriff badge. New option: A Pony Princess Party! The pony will bring a tiara crown for the birthday princess. Note: All riders must be under the 70-pound limit.

10 to 20 guests

10 to 20 guests

10 to 15 guests

Residents: $13 per guest Non-residents: $16 per guest

Residents: $13 per guest Non-residents: $16 per guest

Residents: $13 per guest Non-residents: $16 per guest

Party with food for each guest: Residents: $18 per guest Non-residents: $21 per guest

Party with food for each guest: Residents: $18 per guest Non-residents: $21 per guest

Party with food for each guest: Residents: $18 per guest Non-residents: $21 per guest

Tea Birthday Party

Pedal Tractor Party Children can celebrate their birthday on the new pedal tractor course and play in the corn table. Farm-themed games also will be included. 10 to 15 guests Residents: $13 per guest Non-residents: $16 per guest Party with food for each guest: Residents: $18 per guest Non-residents: $21 per guest

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Birthday Parties

Birthday

Parties

foxvalleyparkdistrict.org

at Eola

Community Center

For more information on birthday parties offered at the Eola Community Center, call 630-851-8990.

Choose one of the three party themes for up to two hours of fun! All parties include cupcakes to decorate, lemonade, paper products, a balloon for each child and a party attendant for set-up/clean-up. Parties include one hour of activities and one hour in the party room. All parties require a minimum of 10 guests with a maximum of 20. Party times: Saturdays from 1 to 3 p.m. or 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Call for additional party times.

Sports Birthday Party (Ages 3-5) Children who love sports enjoy this themed party featuring an organized sport of their choice and a one-hour room rental to host the party. Kids can choose from basketball, T-ball, soccer or flag football. 10 to 20 guests Residents: $12 per guest Non-residents: $15 per guest

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Playdough Birthday Party

Create-Your-Own-Theme Party

(Ages 3-6) Children will explore play dough with different colors, scents and textures. Games will be played as well, and children will decorate their own cupcakes.

(Ages 3-6) Children will be able to create their own theme to celebrate their special day while enjoying a craft, games and cupcakes. Ideas for themes include dinosaurs, construction, tea parties and dolls.

10 to 20 guests

10 to 20 guests

Residents: $12 per guest Non-residents: $15 per guest

Residents: $12 per guest Non-residents: $15 per guest

in Eola’s Gymnastics Room Choose one of three party packages. All include one hour of age-appropriate organized activities, one hour of room rental for food and gifts, and party room set-up. The room holds up to 30 guests. Room rentals accommodating larger groups may be purchased for an additional fee. Party times: Most Saturdays from 1 to 3 p.m. or 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

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Adrenaline Rush Party

Gymnastics Party Package

Cheerleading Birthday Package

(Ages 6-14) This action-packed party includes gladiator-themed challenges in a relay race format. Two teams will complete a giant obstacle course, which includes an incline climb, blow-up air trak, tunnels, jousting and more.

(Ages 2-14) Gymnasts can celebrate their birthday as they swing, bounce and tumble in the gymnastics room. The room features a blowup air trak, mini tramp, in-ground resi pit, vault, bars, beam and spring floor.

12 to 20 guests Residents: $10 per guest Non-residents: $13 per guest

12 to 32 guests Residents: $10 per guest Non-residents: $13 per guest

(Ages 3-14) Cheerleaders can celebrate their birthday with fun-filled instruction in stunting, jumping, tumbling and cheering using the blow-up air trak, mini tramp and spring floor. Participants will also learn a mini cheer routine to music that will be performed at the end of the party. 12 to 32 guests Residents: $10 per guest Non-residents: $13 per guest


Birthday Parties

Birthday

Parties at E-Fit Room

Eola Community Center For more information, call 630-851-8990. One-hour private use of E-Fit Room with activity leaders and one-hour room rental. Party times: • Fridays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. or 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. • Saturdays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. or 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Call for additional party times.

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

Birthday Party

• Bug Safari Ages 3 and up

(Ages 5 and up)

• Look What I Made! Nature Crafts Ages 4 to 9

Children can celebrate their birthday in the interactive gaming arcade with non-stop action-packed fun. E-Fit leaders will lead activities using the Sportwall, Climbing Wall, air hockey, XerDance Dance Pads. Wii and Xbox 360 with Kinect.

• Nature Detectives Scavenger Hunt Ages 6 to 10 • Sno-Motion Ages 5 and up

12 to 32 guests Residents: $10 per guest Non-residents: $13 per guest

Birthday

Parties For more information on birthday parties offered at the Prisco Community Center, call 630-859-8606.

Fancy Nancy Birthday Party

at Red Oak Nature Center

Sports of All Sorts

Birthday Party Children can celebrate their birthday with a live-animal presentation or a hike in the woods. Guests will receive a party goodie bag and the birthday child will receive a special birthday gift. Available year-round 8 to 15 guests Residents: $12 per guest Non-residents: $15 per guest

at Prisco

Community Center

Choose one of four party themes for up to two hours of fun. Paper products will be provided. There is a minimum of 10 guests per party. An inflatable bounce house is available for an additional fee. Party times: Saturdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. or 2 to 3:30 p.m. (Note: Have another idea for a party theme? Give us a call and we will work with you!)

(Ages 6-12)

Science Party

Wear a fancy party dress and walk the runway in a birthday party fashion show. Children will make fancy, sparkly crafts.

Children will participate in the sport of their choice. Options may include: basketball, soccer, football.

(Ages 4-7)

(Ages 5-12)

Become scientists when conducting experiements with slime, bubbles, elephant toothpaste and more.

This party is all about dancing. Learn the latest, cool dance moves.

Up to 20 guests Residents: $12 per guest Non-residents: $15 per guest

Up to 20 guests Residents: $12 per guest Non-residents: $15 per guest

Up to 20 guests Residents: $12 per guest Non-residents: $15 per guest

Up to 20 guests Residents: $12 per guest Non-residents: $15 per guest

(Ages 3-7)

All-Star Dance Party

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Birthday Parties

Birthday

Parties at Vaughan

Athletic Center

All packages include private party room with attendant, hot dog (with chips, grapes or applesauce) or pizza and drinks, paper products, tableware and balloons. Parties are two hours in length – the first hour is the chosen activity and the second hour is in the party room for food and fun. A minimum of 10 guests is required, with a maximum of 20 guests. Two adults per party are included free of charge.

For more information on birthday parties offered at the Vaughan Athletic Center, call 630-907-9600, ext. 1110.

Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance. A $75 deposit is required at the time of reservation. Refunds will be issued if the party is canceled 14 days in advance of the party date. Lockers are available; however, guests must supply their own locks. Daily swim fee or additional food can be purchased for additional adults, siblings or guests. Children must be 48 inches tall to use water slides.

Party times: Mondays through Fridays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 2 p.m. or 3 to 5 p.m.

NEW! Printable in vitations fo r Vaughan pa rties are no w available o nline at foxvalleyp arkdistrict. org

Princess/Super Hero Party (Ages 3-6) This celebration was designed with preschoolers in mind. Children are invited to arrive dressed as their favorite Princess or Super Hero. This themed party includes a take-home craft, story time and magical games. Residents: $12 per guest Non-residents: $15 per guest

Splash Away Pool Party (All ages) Guests will be able to enjoy the zerodepth indoor leisure pool, water slide and spray areas. Swim parties are held during public swim hours while lifeguards are on duty. Guests must supply their own towels. Residents: $15 per guest Non-residents: $18 per guest

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Sports Star Party (Ages 6-12) Guests will participate in their favorite competitive games organized by staff. The birthday child will select two sports from the following: Soccer Volleyball Basketball Mini Tennis Floor Hockey Kickball Flag Football NEW! Dodgeball Residents: $14 per guest Non-residents: $17 per guest

Indoor Playhouse Party (Ages 3-6) Children enjoy having their birthday party at the Vaughan indoor play area. They can explore their way through the maze, punching bags, tube crawl and spiral slides. Residents: $12 per guest Non-residents: $15 per guest

Fit & Fun Party (Ages 6-12) Our certified fitness staff will conduct a private fitness class for party guests. Choice of the following activities: Yoga KidFit ZumbAtomic Family Kick-It Residents: $15 per guest Non-residents: $18 per guest

Combo Party (All ages) This three-hour party offers more time for fun. The party includes choice of any two activities, plus one hour in party room. Call for available times. Residents: $19 per guest Non-residents: $24 per guest

Ask about our healthy food options!


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Join the Fox Valley Park District Fox Force Volunteer Program and … •  Share your time and talent with the community •  Develop new interests and friendships •  Continue learning and growing •  Become an important part of the community

Who can volunteer? Individuals and Families Choose an activity or program based on interests and time availability.

Businesses

Build a company’s public image and improve staff morale by building a “team” attitude by contributing staff and/or resources to a single service project or an ongoing activity.

Teens and School Groups Boys and girls at least 14 years old are invited to acquire new skills and gain valuable work experience.

Special Events

At Red Oak Nature Center

Day-of helpers: Polar Express, Prisco Holiday Spectacular, Brunch with Santa, Family New Year’s Eve Party, Winter Stage Presents ‘Anything Goes,’ Wintertime Fun, Daddy Daughter Dance, Valentine Dinner Dance, Hello Kitty’s Valentine Party, Fitness Fun Fair for Kids

Restoration Work Days: Help eliminate non-native plants from the grounds and gardens, help plant and maintain native plants, and help with general grounds maintenance.

At Blackberry Farm Interpreter: Demonstrate pioneer life in one of the houses, museums or shops. Park Clean-up: Help with trash removal and general clean-up.

Community Centers Greeter: Ensure that people entering the center are greeted and that visitors are offered assistance. Clerical Help: Help with a wide range of clerical work that includes filing, returning phone calls and stuffing envelopes. Birthday Party Helper: Help with children’s birthday party activities. Child Care Aide: Responsible for attending to the children (playing, reading, giving bottles), cleaning toys and assisting with the overall cleanliness and maintenance of the child care room. Light-Duty Custodian: Perform light-duty cleaning, including window washing, cleaning walls and garbage removal.

Parks & Trails Field Crews: Assist staff in preparing fields for sports activities. Shoreline Clean-up: Remove debris along the Fox River and other shorelines. Trail Clean-up: Remove litter from the mowed areas along the trails and natural areas that border them. Neighborhood Park Beautification: Help with planting projects and litter removal from neighborhood parks.

Front Desk Greeter: Ensure that people entering the center are greeted and that visitors are offered assistance.

With Active Adults Friendly Center Club: Assist the club leader in setting up and decorating for meetings and parties as well as clean-up after the events. Events: Help decorate, set tables, serve refreshments and clean up at the end of events.

With Kids Preschool Aide: Assist preschool teachers in the classroom, help prepare craft projects, clean up after projects and help children with various needs. Class Helper: Provide support to the instructor in art, science and cooking classes. Camp Counselor Assistant: Help out during various summer or holiday camps during crafts, sports activities, field trips and reading stories. Share Your Hobby or Talent: Teach children a new skill by sharing hobbies or talents. Gymnastics Competition: Help set up and take down gymnastics equipment, work concessions and admissions, and tabulate and flash scores. Drama Volunteer: Assist with making costumes, set and prop construction or coordination, backstage chaperone, ushers and ticket sales. Dance Assistant: Serve as a backstage chaperone, ticket seller or usher during dance recitals. Youth Coach: Teach fundamental skills, good sportsmanship and playing strategies in practice and game situations. After-school Programs Helper: One-hour after-school programs include sports, storytime, science, tumbling, drama, dance and computer art activities.

If you’re interested in joining our Fox Force Volunteer Program, please call Debbie Smith at 630-966-4555 or email her at dsmith@fvpd.net 103


Volunteer Program Join our dedicated core of volunteers called the Fox Force to help improve the quality of life in the Fox Valley Park District. By sharing time and talent, there will be opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, meet new people and make a difference. To join the Fox Force volunteer program, please mail or drop off this form to Debbie Smith, Cole Center, 101 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora, IL 60506 or email dsmith@fvpd.net. Additional information is also available at foxvalleyparkdistrict.org.

Fox Valley Park District Fox Force Volunteer Program Interest Form Name_____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Address____________________________________ City____________________________ ZIP_____________________________ Phone #__________________________________________ Cell #_____________________________________________________ Email______________________________________________________________________________________________________

Are you under 18 years of age?

 Yes

 No

Age if under 18?______________________________________________

Which location(s) would you prefer to volunteer?  Eola Community Center  Blackberry Farm

Special Events

 Prisco Community Center  Vaughan Athletic Center

Community Centers

  Red Oak Nature Center   Parks and Trails

Volunteer with Active Adults

  Polar Express

  Greeter

  Prisco Holiday Spectacular

  Clerical Help

  Friendly Center Club

  Brunch with Santa

  Birthday Party Helper

  Events

  Family New Year’s Eve Party

  Child Care Aide

  Winter Stage Presents ‘Anything Goes’

  Light-Duty Custodian

  Wintertime Fun   Daddy Daughter Dance   Valentine Dinner Dance   Hello Kitty’s Valentine Party   Fitness Fun Fair for Kids

Blackberry Farm   Interpreter   Park Clean-up

Parks & Trails

Volunteer with Kids   Preschool Aide

  Class Helper

  Field Crews

  Camp Counselor Assistant

  Shoreline Clean-up

  Share Your Hobby or Talent

  Trail Clean-up

  Gymnastics Competition

 Neighborhood Park Beautification

  Drama Volunteer

Red Oak Nature Center   Restoration Work Days

  Front Desk Greeter

  Dance Assistant   Youth Coach   After-School Program Helper

Look for this icon next to programs in need of volunteers.

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Fox Force Volunteer Program We appreciate all of our volunteers!

Volunteer Program

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

Volunteer Spotlight E

arly in life, Steve Kadlec had a vision for his future. He was one of the lucky ones; in his heart, he knew exactly what he wanted to do for his career. “I loved trees ever since I was a little guy in grade school,” said Steve. “Everything about them.” For 38 years, Steve was immersed in a world of trees, working as an arborist for the Fox Valley Park District. He began on a part-time basis in 1972 – right out of high school – taking on a full-time role in 1974 and spending every day pursuing his passion and working on the tree crew until retiring in 2010. But retirement didn’t mean he was ready to go dormant. Instead, he volunteered his free time and expertise to continue helping the Park District maintain its thousands of trees spread across 163 parks and 2,400 acres of parkland. It’s not the job Steve would have preferred – but a necessary one nonetheless. Three days a week, Steve heads to various park sites with GPS in hand. At each site, he marks the location electronically where he finds ash trees that have been infested by the dreaded Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). Marking trees for removal is in sharp contrast to Kadlec’s duties in the final years of his career, when the Park District’s annual “Plant 1,000 Trees” initiative that began in 2007 and resulted in more than 5,100 new trees taking root District-wide. Once Steve plots the GPS location of infested trees on a master map, crews make plans for their removal based on the level of infestation that Steve indicates in his reports. “The EAB is taking its toll on the ash tree population, especially in the older parks,” said Steve. “As sad as it is to remove them, most of the ash trees are being replaced with newer trees from our nurseries. “Trees are a beautiful asset to the community and the environment,” said Steve. He’s been helping them flourish and grow for nearly 40 years. To see those trees sway in the breeze is a salute of sorts. If only trees could talk, we’d hear a collective “thank you, Steve” from the tall stands of towering trees.

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Red Oak Nature Center Hours Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Trails open until sunset

On Route 25, one mile north of Route 56 630-897-1808

FREE Admission

Nestled on the east bank of the Fox River, the Red Oak Nature Center is surrounded by 40 acres of lush forest and wildlife habitat – an ideal setting for visitors to learn about the great outdoors through direct interaction with nature. Six hiking trails and the nationally renowned Fox River Trail offer avenues of exploration via hiking and biking, with interpretive signs along the way that explain the ways of nature. An indoor museum further enhances the educational experience, featuring environmental exhibits and “hands-on” participation designed to create a better understanding of the natural world.

Wildlife Room Step into the world of live animals. The Wildlife Room is a mini-zoo, hosting animals that live and thrive along the Fox River, featuring snakes, turtles, fish, salamanders and frogs.

Bee Room The Bee Room features a fascinating, up-close look at bees in action. Through a glass partition, visitors can view a live bee hive and observe worker bees carrying pollen and nectar to the nest while the queen bee – the mother of the hive – keeps the hive and her colony in order.

Discovery Room Take a relaxing break while enjoying a beautiful view of the woods and wildlife. The Discovery Room is home to a vast array of nature books, puzzles and games that help lend a better understanding to the wonders of nature. This room is also the home of Red Oak’s Nature Play Preschool!

Devil’s Cave Follow the Fox River Trail from the Nature Center down to Devil’s Cave at the river’s edge. It’s the only cave in the Aurora area. Learn the legend of how this unique geological formation was given its haunting name.

Observation Deck Step out, take a deep breath and enjoy truly spectacular views from above the Fox River. Located directly behind the Nature Center, the Observation Deck sits over the Fox River and is an ideal vantage point for viewing river wildlife, migratory birds and the wooded shorelines and islands.

Picnic Shelter Enjoy a break at the spacious picnic shelter area (not reservable). A limestone fireplace and plenty of tables make it the ideal setting for an outdoor lunch.

Trails Red Oak features six hiking trails that run throughout the woods that border the Fox River. Each of the six trails have a wood-chip base for hiking stability and comfort. Dogs are welcome on the paved trails only. 106

Check it out! Check out Nature Play Preschool on page 70


Outdoor Facilities Outdoor Facilities

Trails

The Fox Valley Park District maintains 163 parks and 43 miles of interconnected trails amid 2,300 acres of parkland and 22 miles of Fox River shoreline. Park service coverage is spaced throughout Aurora, North Aurora and Montgomery, providing virtually every resident and neighborhood with convenient, nearby access to parks and open space.

The park district features more than 43 miles of premier regional trails (trailheads with parking listed below). Trail maps are located on the “Park and Trails” tab at foxvalleyparkdistrict.org.

Sledding Open dawn to dusk when snow is on the ground. Beginners: Lincoln Park at Russell Avenue and Lakewood Place in Aurora Intermediate: Waubonsie Lake Park at Montgomery and Kautz roads in Aurora

Ice Skating Open when six inches of ice forms. Green flag indicates it’s safe to skate. Red flag indicates unsafe conditions. •  New Haven Park skating area: New Haven Avenue west of Highland Avenue in Aurora •  Splash Country Water Park pond: 195 S. Barnes Road in Aurora •  Wheatland Park pond: Barrington and Spinnaker drives in Aurora

Dog Parks The park district has two dog parks: •  Lincoln Park Dog Park, at the south end of Lincoln Park at South Harrison Avenue just north of Prairie Street and east of Elmwood Drive •  Gregory Island Dog Park, between Routes 25 and 31 on Indian Trail Dogs must be registered with the park district. Dog tag registration may be done by mail, email, online or fax by filling out the registration available online at foxvalleyparkdistrict.org or in person at the park district police office, 1460 S. East River Road in Montgomery (office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays). Fee per dog is $15 for residents; $30 for non-residents. For more information, hours and guidelines, visit foxvalleyparkdistrict.org.

Fishing Lakes and Boat Ramps The district has a variety of fishing lakes for some relaxing fun. To ensure longterm, quality fishing at its lakes, the Fox Valley Park District has a cooperative management agreement with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources that is intended to develop healthy eco-systems and improve fishing quality. Rather than stock and re-stock regularly, the lakes management program creates a fishery that is self-sustaining. The payoffs for fishermen are greater catch rates and bigger fish. Printable contour maps of select lakes are available online at foxvalleyparkdistrict. org. The maps feature lake depths and shoreline features, along with specific information on fish species, average numbers and sizes, and creel limits.

Fox River Trail East •  Lippold Park on Route 25 •  Red Oak Nature Center on Route 25 •  North Aurora Island Park at State Street Bridge •  South Island Park on Ashland Avenue •  South Broadway Park on Route 25 in Montgomery •  Route 25 just west of Marsch Avenue in Montgomery •  Route 25 just north of East Mill Street in Montgomery Fox River Trail West •  State Street Bridge in North Aurora •  Cole Center on Illinois Avenue •  Illinois Avenue west of Route 25 at the Cole Center Virgil L. Gilman Trail •  Route 30/Hill Avenue north of Route 34 •  Montgomery Road at Hinman Street •  Lebanon Park at Parker and Douglas •  South River Street Park at South River Street and Sard Avenue •  Terry Avenue north of Jericho Road •  Edgelawn Drive north of Jericho Road •  Orchard Road and Prairie Street •  Blackberry Farm/Splash Country Water Park •  Galena Boulevard between Barnes and Densmore Waubonsie Creek Trail •  Spring Lake Park at McCoy Drive and Frontenac •  Wetlands Park on South Oakhurst Drive •  Waubonsie Lake Park at Kautz Road •  Eola Community Center •  Waubonsie Creek Park at Montgomery Road Aurora branch of the Illinois Prairie Path •  Farnsworth Avenue between Reckinger and Molitor •  North of Illinois Avenue between Route 31 and 25 adjacent to the City of Aurora

Skate Parks •  Hupp Skate Park is located at the corner of Illinois Avenue and Orchard Road in Aurora. Park hours are dawn to dusk year-round. Skaters: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Bikers: Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday. Note: Insurance regulations require that skaters and bikers not use the park at the same time. •  Wheatlands Park skate area is on the east side of the park at Barrington Drive and Eola Road. Only skaters are allowed at Wheatlands.

Fishing lakes with off-street parking include: •  Foxcroft Lake, Elder and Birch, Aurora •  Jericho Lake, Jericho Road, Aurora •  Lake Gregory/Blackberry Farm (with paid admission), 100 S. Barnes Road, Aurora •  Spring Lake, McCoy and Frontenac, Aurora •  Waubonsie Lake, Montgomery and Kautz, Aurora •  Wheatland Lake, Barrington and Spinnaker, Aurora Boat ramp locations: • Veterans Island •  South River Street Park

• Spring Lake Park •  Jericho Lake Park

Boat dock locations: • Waubonsie Lake •  Spring Lake

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Outdoor Facilities Disc Golf Course

Garden Plots

The Park District’s 18-hole disc golf course is located on the west side of Montgomery between Jericho Lake Park and the Stuart Sports Complex at the corner of Barnes and Jericho roads. The park is open year-round and is free to play. Two sets of tees allow the course to be played at varying lengths – amateur or pro. Blackberry Creek winds its way through the course, providing a backdrop on six of the 18 holes.

The Park District has reservable garden plots available each growing season at two different sites: •  Jericho and Barnes roads: 260 plots on Aurora’s west side (reservations accepted only at the Prisco Community Center) •  Oakhurst Forest Preserve (1680 Fifth Ave.): 250 plots on Aurora’s east side (reservations accepted only at the Eola Community Center)

Outdoor Tennis Courts

Plots can be accessed from April 15 to Oct. 15. Plots are 20 feet by 30 feet. Water is not available at the garden plot sites. Cost is $15 for residents; $30 for nonresidents.

•  Austin Memorial Park: 2 courts, shelter, open dawn to dusk (Mill Street at Route 25) •  Goodwin Park/Goodwin Elementary School*: 4 courts, open dawn to dusk (Harmony Drive and Poplar Place, Aurora) •  Washington Park/Washington Middle School*: 9 courts, shelter, lighted until 11 p.m. (231 S. Constitution Drive, Aurora) •  Waubonsie Valley High School*: 12 courts, shelter, lighted until 11 p.m. (2590 Ogden Ave., Aurora; tennis entrance off Eola Road) *Please contact schools directly for court availability during the school year.

Shelter Reservations

Reservation are accepted for the following park shelters: Park Shelter

Playground

Grill

Sand Volleyball

Austin Park**

2

10

100

Reservations are accepted for 2012 starting the first weekday in February (Friday, Feb. 1) only at the following locations:

Blackberry Trails

2

12

150

Cool Acres

2

30

200

•  Cole Center, 101 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora •  Eola Community Center, 555 S. Eola Road, Aurora •  Prisco Community Center, 150 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora

Copley I

6

60

Greene Field

15

100

The Fox Valley Park District has 17 picnic shelters available to reserve for family gatherings and special events. Shelters must be reserved for groups of 25 people or more from May 1 to Oct. 28.

The reservation fee for all shelters except Cool Acres is $60 for residents and $90 for non-residents. There is an additional $100 refundable security deposit required, payable at the time the reservation is made. Call 630897-0516 for Cool Acres information and fees. For more information, hours and amenities, visit the District’s website or call 630-897-0516. For shelter locations, visit foxvalleyparkdistrict.org.

Basketball Tables Shelter Capacity

Jericho Lake Lebanon

2

Martin Luther King

2

May Street

Montgomery

1

New Haven

1

N. Aurora Island

Simmons

Spring Lake

6

50

15

100

15

150

4

30

4

30

5

50

10

100

1

10

100

1

10

100

4

40

8

60

15

150

Waubonsie Creek Waubonsie Lake*

Wheatland

*Reservations also available weekends only Nov. 3 to 18. **No Moon Jumps allowed.

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a r o f g n i k o Lo t s o h o t n locatio p u o r g t x e your n ? g n i r e h t a g Fox Valley Park District has facilities that can accommodate: Birthday Parties • Anniversary Parties • Graduation Parties • Baby & Bridal Showers • Wedding Receptions • Family Reunions • Company Picnics • Meetings & Banquets Eola Community Center 630-851-8990

Prisco Community Center 630-859-8606

Vaughan Athletic Center 630-907-9600

Blackberry Farm 630-892-1550

Shelter s n o i t a v Reser The Fox Valley Park District has 17 picnic shelters available to reserve for family gatherings and special events. Shelters must be reserved for groups of 25 people or more from May 1 to Oct. 28. Reservations are accepted at the following locations: • Cole Center: 101 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora • Eola Community Center: 555 S. Eola Road, Aurora • Prisco Community Center: 150 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora For more information and a complete list of locations, visit foxvalleyparkdistrict.org or call 630-897-0516. Reservations are accepted starting the first weekday in February (Friday, February 1, 2013)

Orchards Restaurant 630-907-0600


Blackberry Farm

100 S. Barnes Road, Aurora 60506 630-892-1550 Blackberry Farm is a living history museum where pioneer life is re-created through educational demonstrations and hands-on fun. Set amid 54 scenic acres with a lake, ponds and a meandering stream, the pioneer village features costumed historical interpreters teaching visitors about life in the late 1800s. Picnic areas and park concessions are available. Visitors may purchase food or pack their own lunch. Admission includes unlimited rides on the train, hay wagon, carousel, ponies and pedal tractor course.

What to Do Carousel Enjoy the old-fashioned merry-go-round reminiscent of fairs and carnivals from yesteryear. Train This steam-engine-replica train and its open-air passenger cars travel around Lake Gregory. Hay Wagon Rides Hop aboard to enjoy a ride in the same way pioneer farm kids used to get around. Pony Rides Children delight in saddling up for a ride in a fenced area (available for children under 70 pounds). Pedal Tractor Course Kids can take the wheel and “drive” their own mini-pedal tractor.

What to See Wagner House (1840s) Explore this historic post-and-beamconstructed home. Pottery Shop (1850s) See how pioneer cookware is crafted from wet clay to finished product; all items are fired on-site. Pioneer Cabin (1840s) Observe demonstrations of Dutch-oven cooking, candle dipping, soap making, heirloom gardens and butter making. 110

Spinning and Weaving Cabin (1860s) Watch and learn how spinners card and spin wool for clothing. Observe weavers working on rugs and textiles on antique looms. One-Room Schoolhouse (1880s) One school, one classroom – see what learning was like for students in the 1880s. Huntoon House (1890s) See Victorian room settings, treadle sewing demonstrations, quilting and exhibits. Blacksmith Shop (1900s) Watch the blacksmith at work on the forge. Early Streets Museum Visit 12 old-fashioned shops in this replica of late 1800s downtown Aurora. Carriage House View more than 40 vintage carriages, sleighs and commercial vehicles in this nationally recognized display. Farm Museum Check out displays of rare antique farm implements and tools. Discovery Barn See chickens, sheep, piglets, baby goats, a cow and more.

Directions Take the E-W tollway (I-88) to the Orchard Road exit, turn south. Turn right on Galena Boulevard, go west one-half mile and turn left on Barnes Road to the park. Call 630-8921550 for other routes.

December Event Blackberry Farm Polar Express Dec. 1, 2, 8, 9 1 to 5 p.m. Admission: $4


Vaughan Aquatic Center Vaughan Aquatic Center Aquatic Annual Passes The Vaughan Aquatic Center has three pools that are open yearround for water fun and exercise for all levels of swimmers. Men’s, women’s and family locker rooms are available on the first floor free of charge. Swimmers must bring their own towel and lock.

Water Park/Water Play The Water Park features a zero-depth entry with a two-story enclosed slide, body slide and interactive water play elements that bring out the child in everyone. Hours Monday to Friday: Tuesday/Thursday: Saturday/Sunday:

4 to 8 p.m. 9 to 11 a.m. Noon to 5 p.m.

Lap Pool An eight-lane, 25-yard-by-25-yard lap pool is available for open and lap swim, swim lessons, water exercise, birthday parties and private rentals. Adult Lap Swim Hours Monday to Friday: 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Family Open Swim Hours Monday to Friday: Noon to 4 p.m. and 8 to 9 p.m. Saturday/Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m.

Therapy Pool A warm water therapy pool is used for various Park District and Fox Valley Special Recreation programs. Hours Monday to Friday: 5 to 9 a.m. Adults only 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Adults only 7 to 9 p.m. Adults only* Saturday: Noon to 2:30 p.m. Families welcome!* 2:30 to 5 p.m. Adults only Sunday: Noon to 2:30 p.m. Adults only 2:30 to 5 p.m. Families welcome! *Share with programs for part of the time

Pool Rental The indoor Water Park/Water Play area is available for birthday parties and private rentals. For rentals, contact Megan Grady at 630-907-9613. For birthday parties, contact Jen Manos at 630-907-9600.

Aquatic pass holders have access to all three pools during public hours. Type

Monthly EFT Resident

Non-resident

One Year Enrollment Fee Resident Non-resident

Individual

$17

$20

$25

$204

$240

Student/Senior

$13

$15

$25

$156

$180

Couple

$25

$30

$45

$300

$360

Senior Couple

$22

$27

$45

$264

$324

Family (3)

$34

$40

$65

$408

$480

Aquatic Daily Passes Please visit the guest services desk in the main hallway. No charge for children under age 2. Type

Daily Pass Fee Resident

Non-resident

Individual

$6

$8

Student

$5

$7

Senior

$4

$6

The Fox Valley Park District is committed to ensuring the safety of guests and asks everyone to follow these regulations: • G  uests and participants entering the aquatic deck for open swim must pay admission. • Children under 12 years old are to be accompanied and actively supervised by a guest 16 years and older. • Adult Swim is designated for ages 16 years and up. Children ages 12 to 15 may use the facility during this time when accompanied and actively supervised by a parent/guardian on the pool deck. • Unsupervised patrons ages 12 to 15 may use the facility during Family Open Swim only. • Parents or guardians are responsible for supervising their children. Lifeguards are on duty to enforce rules and respond in case of emergency. • Guests under 48 inches tall must be wearing life jackets or be within arm’s reach of their parent or guardian at all times. • All life jackets must be U.S. Coast Guard approved. Other floatation devices must be approved by the management prior to entering the facility. • Guests must be 48 inches tall to ride on the waterslides. • Guests are encouraged to make any special needs known to the management, who will be happy to assist guests. • Guests must wear commercially sold swimsuits to participate in aquatic activities. • Only white T-shirts may be worn with swimsuits; colored shirts are not allowed. • All apparel and footwear brought into the facility and worn on the deck must be clean. • Children not yet toilet-trained must wear a swim diaper. • Guests are required to shower before swimming. • Tobacco and alcohol are strictly prohibited. • Outside food and beverage – including coolers – are not allowed in the facility. • Cell phones may not be used in the locker rooms. •  Management reserves the right to close the facility due to unsafe conditions. • Admission into the facility may be refused to persons with potentially hazardous medical conditions. • Please lock belongings. The Fox Valley Park District is not responsible for loss or theft of any personal items. • Management may modify these regulations to ensure the safety of guests. • Vigilance Awareness Training is conducted. Testing provides the aquatic staff with training when safety mannequins are placed into the pool for practice rescues. 111


Vaughan Field House Vaughan Field House

Child Care Area

The Vaughan Athletic Center Field House has a total of 41,000 square feet with four basketball courts surrounded by a 1/8-mile track, featuring three batting/ golf cages. The track can be used for a daily fee (see the fees and times below). There are times set aside for open basketball for youth and adults (see the fees and times on page 19).

Babysitting at the Vaughan Athletic Center is available for parents who are utilizing the facility. Child care is available on a first-come, first-served basis to children ages 6 weeks to 11 years. Parents must remain in the facility while their children are using child care services.

Field House Open Track Hours Monday to Friday Saturday Sunday

foxvalleyparkdistrict.org

There is a one-hour maximum for infants and a two-hour maximum for all other children per day. Reservations are required for children under one year of age, not yet walking and/or children requiring special accommodations. Reservations are available 48 hours in advance. Call 630-907-9600.

5 a.m. to 2 p.m. 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Note: The track may not be available at all times due to programming and/or special events. The Vaughan Athletic Center reserves the right to not allow track use during certain times due to programming and safety concerns. Check our website for closings.

Hours Monday to Friday ... 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday .........................................8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday ............................................Noon to 4 p.m.

Field House Track and Track Pass Enjoy a walk or run around the climate-controlled 1/8-mile track on the lower level or 1/6-mile track on the upper level. The track can be used for a daily fee; there is no charge for Fitness and All-Inclusive members. Senior citizens may purchase a Track Pass for $10, which is good for 30 days of unlimited use of the lower-level or upper-level track. Please bring a change of shoes for walking.

Type

Rate

Daily pass for members / residents

$2 per hour per child

Daily pass for non-residents

$3 per hour per child

Type

Rate

Punch pass

$20 ($22 value)

Vaughan Fitness or All-Inclusive members

Free

$20

Residents

$2

Monthly membership pass (1 child)

Non-residents

$3

Monthly membership pass (2 or more)

$35

Seniors

$1 (or $10 per month for Track Pass)

Note: The track may not be available at all times due to programming and/or special events. The Vaughan Athletic Center reserves the right to not allow track use during certain times due to programming and safety concerns. Check our website for closings.

Batting/Golf Cages The Vaughan Athletic Center is equipped with three batting cages that may be rented by the hour. See page 20 for more information.

Field House Rentals The Field House and track are available for rent. Courts can be rented by the hour. Call Jordan Real at 630-907-9600 for availability. Type

Per Court

Entire Field House

Resident / Non-profit

$45 per hour

$200 per hour

Non-resident / Non-profit

$55 per hour

$240 per hour

Commercial resident

$65 per hour

$280 per hour

Commercial non-resident

$75 per hour

$320 per hour

Open Gym Schedule Open gym is available at the Vaughan Athletic Center, Prisco and Eola Community Centers throughout the year. See page 19 for more information and schedules. 112

Indoor Playhouse The Indoor Playhouse is open to children with their parent’s supervision. Members and residents: $2 per hour per child Non-residents: $3 per hour per child Hours Monday to Friday ................................... 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday ................................................ 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday ............................................ 8 a.m. to noon


Vaughan Tennis Center Vaughan Tennis Center Everyone from the highly competitive to purely social player can take advantage of the nine indoor tennis courts at the Vaughan Athletic Center. The indoor tennis season runs from late August to May. The indoor courts are available for lessons, leagues and open play. Athletic Program Manager: Brad Schmidt Head Pro: Jim Kuntzi

Tennis Center Hours – Fall/Spring Prime Hours* Monday to Thursday Friday Saturday & Sunday

6 to 10 p.m. 6 to 9 p.m. 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Non-Prime Hours* Monday to Friday

7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

*Hours may vary to accommodate USTA matches.

Tennis Center Annual Pass Adult tennis pass holders enjoy: • Affordable permanent court time • Skills clinics for men and women • Ability to reserve a court in advance • Traveling team participation • Discount on court time rates • Tennis Lobby & Pro Shop – Full-service tennis apparel and • Organized leagues and tournament play equipment

Tennis-Only Annual Pass Rates Type

Annual Fee

Ball Machine (any time of day) Pass holders/Non-pass holders................................. $5 per hour

Ladies Northern Illinois Traveling Tennis League The Northern Illinois Traveling Tennis League, established more than 20 years ago, practices once a week and plays matches on Thursdays or Fridays. Anyone interested in an organized ladies tennis league during the week may call the tennis desk at 630-907-8067.

Resident

Non-resident

Individual Adult

$100

$150

Private Tennis Instruction

Couple

$175

$250

Tennis staff provides excellent private instruction. Lesson rates range from $50 to $70 per hour.

Court Time Rates

Permanent Court Time

Advance reservations: Type

Fee

Non-prime hours

$20 per hour whole court

Prime hours

$24 per hour whole court

Guest Fee – non-pass holder

$6 per visit

Vaughan Tennis members have the privilege of securing permanent court time. For more information, contact Brad Schmidt at 630-907-8067.

Less than 24 hours advance notice: Type

Fee

Pass Holders Only – non-prime hours

$16 per hour whole court

Guest Fee – non-pass holder

$6 per visit

Youth Program Participants

$12 per hour

Senior Play – 6 courts reserved (must be 55 or better): Type

Fee

Pass & Non-Pass Holders – Monday to Thursday: 7 to 9 a.m.; Friday: 7 to 8:30 a.m.

$3 per player

Pass & Non-Pass Holders – Any other time slot Note: Senior non-pass holders may only make reservations less than 24 hours in advance for this rate.

$12 per hour max 2 hours

Court Guidelines • Please check in at the front desk. • Players must wear appropriate tennis attire; only tennis shoes may be worn. • All court rules, regulations and courtesies shall be observed. • Private instructors are required to have written authorization from the park district to conduct lessons. • Courts may be reserved at the tennis desk or by calling 630-907-8067. • The park district reserves the right to ask players to leave if guidelines are not followed.

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Vaughan Fitness Center Vaughan Fitness Center 2121 W. Indian Trail, Aurora 60506 630-907-9600 Fitness Center Manager: Mike Struck

General Information The Vaughan Fitness Center is dedicated to fitness excellence with quality equipment and programs designed to offer members the best value for their fitness dollar. The fitness center, track and group exercise classes are available for use by either purchasing an annual pass or paying a daily fee. The Fitness Center at the Vaughan Athletic Center includes the following features and amenities: • Expanded full-service fitness area with more than 200 pieces of cardiovascular and weight equipment, including more than 8,000 pounds of free weights in one convenient area. • A cardio and stretching room providing additional cardiovascular equipment and a more private stretching area. • State-of-the-art strength equipment, including Cybex, Life Fitness, Precor, Cable Motion, Hammer Strength and more than four tons of free weights. • Cardiovascular conditioning center with treadmills, upright and recumbent cycles, stair climbers, ellipticals and rowers, featuring Life Fitness, Nautilus, Cybex, Precor, Stairmaster and Star Trac. • Cardiovascular pieces with individual viewing screens and remote entertainment features. • Three group exercise studios featuring step, kickboxing, Zumba, Spinning, muscle conditioning, Pilates, yoga, senior exercise and Tai Chi. • Nationally certified personal trainers and group exercise instructors. • Reduced-impact, 1/6-mile suspended indoor track overlooking the Field House. • Fully appointed executive locker rooms with steam room, sauna, grooming aids and accessories, fresh towel service and private access.* • Reciprocal privileges at the Eola and Prisco Fitness Centers. * Available at additional charge.

Fitness Pass Information Individuals or families may join the Vaughan Athletic Center on a yearly basis or may pay a daily fee. A convenient monthly payment plan is available as an alternative to paying the entire annual fee at one time. Please inquire with a sales consultant for more information. Vaughan Athletic Center Fitness and All-Inclusive Passes include reciprocal privileges with the fitness centers at Eola and Prisco.

Fitness-Only Reciprocal Pass Rates Type

Monthly EFT Resident

Non-resident

Reciprocal Pass – Individual

$33

$40

Reciprocal Pass – Student/Senior

$25

Reciprocal Pass – Couple

Enrollment Fee

Annual Fee Resident

Non-resident

$25

$396

$480

$30

$25

$300

$360

$50

$60

$45

$600

$720

Reciprocal Pass – Senior Couple

$42

$51

$45

$504

$612

Reciprocal Pass – Family (3)*

$63

$75

$65

$756

$900

*Add additional family members for $6/person per month (residents) or $8/person per month (non-residents). Fitness passes are available for ages 7 and up. Each family membership allows for only two adults over the age of 22 per account.

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Fitness Center Hours Monday to Friday Saturday Sunday

5 a.m. to 10 p.m. 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Fitness Support Upon enrollment to the Fitness Center at the Vaughan Athletic Center, the pass holder will receive two complimentary consultations with a personal trainer to help individuals achieve their fitness goals.

Fitness Center Track The three-lane sports track for walking, jogging and running with various exercise stations is for adults at any ability level. This track is available to anyone 11 years of age or older for $2 per visit. Use of the track is included with a Fitness Pass or All-Inclusive Pass. Non-residents and all non-verified residents pay $3. Children 11 to 15 years of age need a parent-signed waiver and must be accompanied by an adult to utilize the track (waivers are available at the Fitness Center desk). Proof of age and residency is required. Note: The track may not be available at all times due to programming and/or special events. The Vaughan Athletic Center reserves the right to not allow track use during certain times due to programming and safety concerns. Check our website for closings.


Vaughan Fitness Center Fitness Floor Guidelines

All-Inclusive Pass

• Please check in at the Fitness Center desk by presenting a valid pass card before working out. • Members and guests must wear appropriate workout attire. Socks and athletic shoes are required. Shirts must be worn at all times. Jeans, open-toed or open-backed shoes, boots, sandals or casual shoes are not allowed. • Except for capped water bottles, food and drinks are prohibited in the Fitness Center. • Children under the age of 11 are not permitted in the Fitness Center unless participating in a kids fitness program authorized by the center. • Members and guests 11 to 15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Equipment restrictions apply; time and day limitations may apply. Contact the fitness desk for more information. • Children ages 11 to 13 must complete an orientation prior to using the fitness area.

All-Inclusive Pass holders enjoy unlimited access to fitness, aquatic, track and tennis facilities during public hours at the most economical price. Fitness, aquatic and track use is free; tennis courts require a small, additional fee. Pass benefits also include: • Discounted aquatic program fees. • Free open basketball and volleyball in the 41,000-square-foot Field House during scheduled open gym hours.

Daily Fees at Vaughan Athletic Center The Vaughan Athletic Center is for everyone. An annual pass is not required to use the facilities or to register for programs and activities. Daily fees are available for those patrons who are not pass holders or for guests of pass holders. Note: Tennis court fees additional. All-Inclusive Daily Fee (Fitness, Track, Aquatics, Tennis)

Resident

Non-resident

Individual

$10

$12

Student

$8

$10

Senior

$8

$10

Under 2

Free

Free

Fitness Daily Fee

Resident

Non-resident

Individual

$8

$10

Student

$6

$8

Senior

$6

$8

Resident

Non-resident

Individual

$2

$3

Senior (or $10/mo.)

$1

$1

Resident

Non-resident

Youth (under 18)

$3

$4

Adult (18 & up)

$4

$5

Senior (55 & up)

$3

$4

Resident

Non-resident

Individual

$6

$8

Student

$5

$7

Senior

$4

$6

Under 2

Free

Free

Track Daily Fee

Open Gym Daily Fee

Aquatics Daily Fee

Type All-Inclusive Pass – Individual All-Inclusive Pass – Student/Senior All-Inclusive Pass – Couple All-Inclusive Pass – Senior Couple All-Inclusive Pass – Family (3)*

Monthly EFT Resident Non-resident

Annual Fee Enrollment Fee Resident Non-resident

$49

$60

$55

$588

$720

$36

$44

$55

$432

$528

$67

$80

$105

$804

$960

$54

$65

$105

$648

$780

$82

$98

$155

$984

$1,176

Note: Published prices are subject to change without notice. Corporate passes are available to any company registering a minimum of 10 employees as pass holders. Contact the Corporate Pass consultant at 630-907-9600. *Add additional family members ages 2 and up for $6/person per month (residents) or $8/person per month (non-residents). Please note that children must be 11 years or older to use the fitness floor, and 7 years or older to participate in specific group exercise classes.

Full-Service Locker Room An upgrade can be added to any pass to utilize the full-service locker rooms. Amenities include steam room, sauna, toiletries, towel service and key card access. The full-service locker rooms are available to All-Inclusive Pass holders ages 18 and up for $10 per month, and to fitness and aquatics pass holders 18 and up for $20 per month.

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Eola Fitness Center Eola Fitness Center 555 S. Eola Road, Aurora 60504 630-966-4551 Fitness Supervisor: Joe Nidea

foxvalleyparkdistrict.org

Fitness Center Hours Monday to Friday Saturday Sunday

5 a.m. to 10 p.m. 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

General Information The Eola Fitness Center is dedicated to fitness excellence with quality equipment and programs designed to offer the best value for the fitness dollar. The fitness center, track and group exercise classes are available for use by purchasing an annual pass or paying a daily fee.

Facility Amenities

Fitness Floor Guidelines

• Nationally certified personal trainers. • Nationally certified group exercise instructors. • A full-service fitness floor with more than 95 pieces of cardio and weight training equipment, plus free weights. • State-of-the-art strength equipment, including Life Fitness, Precor, Hammer Strength, Body Master, Cybex and Paramount. • A cardiovascular conditioning center with treadmills, upright and recumbent cycles, stair climbers and ellipticals featuring Life Fitness, Precor, Stair Master and True. • A group exercise studio featuring cardio, body sculpting, Zumba, Yoga and more. • Pass-holder access locker room with showers and sauna.

• Please check in at the Fitness Center desk by presenting a valid membership card before working out. • Members and guests must wear appropriate workout attire. Socks and athletic shoes are required. Shirts must be worn at all times. Jeans, open-toed or open-backed shoes, boots, sandals or casual shoes are not allowed. • Except for capped water bottles, food and drinks are not allowed in the Fitness Center. • Children under the age of 14 are not permitted in the Fitness Center unless in a designated class or with a trainer. • Members 14 to 15 years of age must be directly supervised by an adult 18 years or older at all times.

Note: Stretching sessions, fitness assessments and a body composition analysis are available upon request.

Open Gym Schedule Open gym is available at the Vaughan Athletic Center, Prisco and Eola Community Centers throughout the year. See page 19 for more information and schedules.

Child Care Service The child care service can accommodate infants through elementary school-aged children. This service is available to guests utilizing the facilities. The number of infants is limited, so reserve a spot for infants and children who are not yet walking 24 hours in advance during posted hours. Parents must remain in the facility while their children are using child care services.

Child Care Fees $2 per resident child per hour / $3 per non-resident child per hour 10-punch or 20-punch Baby Port Passes also are available

Child Care Hours Monday to Friday 8:45 a.m. to noon Monday to Thursday 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday 8:30 a.m. to noon Sunday Closed

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Eola Fitness Center Fitness Passes

Eola Fitness Pass Options

Individuals, couples or families may join the Eola Fitness Center on a yearly basis or pay a daily fee to use the facility. A convenient monthly payment plan is available as an alternative to paying the entire annual fee at one time. Anyone 14 years of age and older may be a pass holder. Those ages 14 and 15 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Those ages 16 and 17 need a parent to register them but may work out independently.

This pass includes unlimited use of the track and weight room as well as locker room access at the Eola Fitness Center only. This pass does not have reciprocal privileges at Vaughan or Prisco. This pass option does not include group exercise classes.

Eola Fitness Pass

Reciprocal Pass This is an annual pass that includes two free orientation sessions, unlimited use of the track and fitness floor, unlimited group exercise classes and free open gym use. This pass has reciprocal privileges at the Vaughan Fitness Center and the Prisco Fitness Center (with an exception of no group exercises offered at Prisco Fitness Center).

Eola Fitness Pass Categories Individual Entitles one person to use of the facility during public hours. May not be transferred or shared.

Couple Entitles two individuals residing in the same household to use of the facility during public hours.

Student/Senior

Fitness Support Upon enrollment at the Eola Fitness Center, new annual pass holders will receive an orientation and assessment, including body composition, blood pressure screening and program recommendations. (The orientation and assessment must be used in the first month of a new membership.) Additional evaluations and reassessments are available for an extra fee.

Fitness Center Track – Indoor Track Use

Eola Daily Passes (proof of residency required) Resident

Non-Resident

Individual

$8

$10

Senior/Student

$6

$8

Resident

Non-Resident

Individual

$2

$3

Senior

$1

$1

Track

Family Entitles three immediate family members residing in the same household to use of the facility during public hours. Additional family members ages 14 to 21 residing in the same household may be included in a family membership for an additional monthly fee of $6 per person for residents ($72 annually) and $8 per person for non-residents ($96 annually). Up to two adults are allowed on each membership. Other family members ages 22 and up residing in the same household must obtain a separate membership pass.

Eola Fitness Pass Pricing

The three-lane sports track is great for walking, jogging or running at any ability level. The 1/6-mile long track is available to anyone 14 years of age or older for $2 per visit for residents and $3 per visit for non-residents, for those who are not a fitness pass holder. Note: Residents must show a valid driver’s license or resident ID card. Children 14 to 17 years of age need a parent-signed waiver to utilize the track (waivers are available at the Fitness Club desk). Proof of age and residency is required. Children ages 14 and 15 must be directly supervised by an adult 18 or older to use the track.

Fitness

A student pass is open to high school and full-time college students. High school students must show a student ID and college students must show proof of 12 credit hours at the time of registration. A senior pass may be purchased by adults ages 55 and up. Proof of age is required.

Pass Type

Resident

Non-resident

12-visit Punch Pass

$42

$63

1-month Senior/Student

$35

$50

1-month Individual

$50

$65

3-month Senior/Student

$90

$120

3-month Individual

$120

$160

Monthly EFT

Annual Fee

Resident

Non-resident

Enrollment Fee

Resident

Non-resident

Annual Fitness Pass – Senior/Student

$16

$23

N/A

$190

$270

Annual Fitness Pass – Individual

$21

$28

N/A

$250

$330

Annual Fitness Pass – Couple

$35

$41

N/A

$410

$490

Annual Fitness Pass – Family (3)*

$45

$52

N/A

$540

$620

Reciprocal Pass – Individual

$33

$40

$25

$396

$480

Reciprocal Pass – Senior/Student

$25

$30

$25

$300

$360

Reciprocal Pass – Couple

$50

$60

$45

$600

$720

Reciprocal Pass – Senior Couple

$42

$51

$45

$504

$612

Reciprocal Pass – Family (3)*

$63

$75

$65

$756

$900

Pass Type

Note: Published prices are subject to change without notice. Corporate passes are available to any company registering a minimum of 10 employees as pass holders. Contact Fitness Supervisor Joe Nidea at 630-851-8990. *Add additional family members ages 14 and up for $6/person per month (residents) or $8/person per month (non-residents). Please note that children must be 14 years or older to use the fitness floor and participate in specific group exercise classes. 117


s r Certif e n i a r ied Personal T TRAINING PACKAGES

Benefits of Personal Training • O ne-on-one attention by nationally certified personal trainers • Specialized workouts tailored to individual needs • Preparation for a variety of sports activities • Recovering/increasing fitness levels • Body fat reduction • Cardiovascular and disease prevention • Motivation and encouragement • Accountability

Vaughan Athletic Center 2121 W. Indian Trail, Aurora 630-907-9600 Regular

Advanced

Master

30-Minute Sessions Single

$24

$29

$34

10 pack

$190

$232

$272

1-Hour Sessions Single

$35

$42

$50

5 pack

$160

$195

$235

10 pack

$300

$370

$450

20 pack

$500

$640

$800

Specialized Health & Fitness Training

Eola Fitness Center

Certified trainers will develop a fitness program tailormade to fit individual needs and goals that include:

Prisco Fitness Center

• • • • • • • •

Cardiovascular and strength Flexibility Weight loss Sports-specific conditioning Functional training Neuromuscular disabilities Pregnancy Nutritional consultation

555 S. Eola Road, Aurora 630-851-8572

150 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora 630-859-8606 Individual 30-Minute Sessions

1-Hour Sessions

$24

$35

5 pack

N/A

$160

10 pack

$190

$300

18 pack

$342 (available at Prisco only)

$450 (available at Eola only)

Partner (2 people)

Partner (3 people)

Single

1-Hour Sessions Single

$55

$70

10 pack

$450

$600

NUTRITION COUNSELING PACKAGES Vaughan Athletic Center 30-Minute Sessions Single

$35

1-Hour Sessions Single

$65

5 pack

$160

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Prisco Fitness Center Prisco Fitness Center 150 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora 60506 630-859-8606

General Information The Prisco Fitness Center has a friendly atmosphere where people can work out in comfort. Individuals, couples and families are welcome.

Fitness Center Hours Monday to Thursday Friday Saturday

6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Prisco Fitness Pass Options Prisco Fitness Pass Individuals, couples or families may join the Prisco Fitness Center for one month, three months or one year – or may pay a daily fee to use the facility. Anyone 14 years of age and older may be a pass holder. Those ages 14 and 15 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Those ages 16 and 17 need a parent to register them but may work out independently.

Facility Amenities • Weight-training machines • Cardiovascular conditioning equipment • Men’s and women’s locker rooms • Gym usage (when available)

Reciprocal Fitness Pass Allows privileges at Vaughan Fitness Center and Eola Community Center, including unlimited group exercise classes and open gym use.

Prisco Daily Passes

Prisco Fitness Pass Pricing

(proof of residency required) Fitness

Resident

Non-Resident

Individual

$6

$9

Senior/Student

$4

$6

Child Care Service

Prisco Pass Rates

Fee

Enrollment Fee*

Resident

Non-resident

1-month Individual

$30

$45

N/A

1-month Student/Senior

$20

$30

N/A

3-month Individual

$60

$90

N/A

The child care service can accommodate children ages 6 months to 6 years. This service is available to guests utilizing the facilities. Hours are 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Parents must remain in the facility while their children are using child care services.

3-month Student/Senior

$40

$60

N/A

Annual Individual

$140

$210

$10

Annual Student/Senior

$100

$150

$10

Annual Couple

$215

$300

$10

Fee: $2 per resident child per hour $3 per non-resident child per hour

Annual Family (3)

$315

$400

$10

Monthly Fee Reciprocal Pass Rates Reciprocal Pass – Individual

Open Gym Schedule Open gym is available at the Vaughan Athletic Center, Prisco and Eola Community Centers throughout the year. See page 19 for more information and schedules.

Resident

Nonresident

$33

$40

Annual Fee

Enrollment Fee**

Resident

Nonresident

$25

$396

$480

Reciprocal Pass – Student/Senior

$25

$30

$25

$300

$360

Reciprocal Pass – Couple

$50

$60

$45

$600

$720

Reciprocal Pass – Senior Couple

$42

$51

$45

$504

$612

Reciprocal Pass – Family (3)

$63

$75

$65

$756

$900

*A $10 enrollment fee is required if current annual fitness membership has been expired for more than 30 days. **Existing Prisco members will not be charged an enrollment fee to upgrade their memberships.

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Orchard Valley Golf Course

Orchard Valley Golf Course 2411 W. Illinois Avenue Aurora 60506

Tee times orchardvalleygolf.com 630-907-0500 Named by GOLF Magazine as the sixth Best Public Golf Course in Illinois, residents of Fox Valley Park District can be proud to claim Orchard Valley as their own. Traversing wetlands and lakes, its spectacular, 6,800-yard layout of bent grass fairways and greens is maintained in pristine condition. With four sets of tees, Orchard Valley offers a unique challenge for golfers of every skill level. Swing on over – and enjoy a truly memorable golf experience at Orchard Valley.

Host your next golf outing at Orchard Valley Orchard Valley provides the perfect venue for hosting any type of golf event. The course can accommodate groups of 12 or more. For more information, please call 630-907-0500.

Orchard Valley 2013 GOLF PROGRAMS

Annual Golf Pass •  Offering Weekday and Unlimited Passes •  Includes range balls, discount cart fees and more Play & Practice •  Unlimited range balls and exclusive discount golf access •  Plus supplementary discounts and benefits Instructional programs •  Individual and group lessons available for all skill levels •  Visit chicagolandgolfacademy.com for more information Leagues •  Mens, Ladies, Couples and Senior Leagues •  Start dates in May and June 2013

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Orchards Restaurant Perfect for holiday parties! Award-winning Orchards Restaurant offers a great venue for your holiday party, with affordable options for luncheon and dinner celebrations. Orchards Restaurant provides complete professional event management to create customized special events. Contact the Banquet Manager at 630-907-0600 or visit orchardvalleygolf.com to start the planning process today.

Orchards Restaurant and Orchard Valley Bar & Grill 2411 W. Illinois Avenue Aurora 60506

Reservations 630-907-0600

Orchards Restaurant and Orchard Valley Bar and Grill offer delicious bar food for relaxing, 19th-hole dining along with a full menu of fine American selections. Come in for a great dinner or swing by and pick up a meal to go. Lunch: Tuesday to Friday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 5 to 8 p.m.

Orchard Valley GIFT CARDS

Surprise a special someone with an Orchard Valley gift card. This gift card can be used toward any purchase at Orchard Valley. Visit orchardvalleygolf.com to shop today!

Save the Dates!

Event Schedule December 8 Reindeer Romp December 31 New Year’s Eve at Orchards Restaurant April 20 Spring Scramble Call 630-907-0500 for reservations and details.

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Información en Español ¡Investiga esto! Busca este símbolo para programación adicional.

Oportunidades de Becas

Busca este icono al lado de los programas que califican en este libro. El Distrito de Parques de Fox Valley ofrece un programa de becas para las familias residentes que están experimentando dificultades financieras. Los Residentes que califican pueden aplicar para recibir hasta $40 por persona para cada temporada del programa y usarse con programas no contractuales del Distrito de Parques. El programa deseado debe de tener espacio abierto durante la inscripción. Las solicitudes están disponibles en cualquier centro comunitario. Las solicitudes son aceptadas en el Cole Center, localizado en 101 W. Illinois Avenue en Aurora toda la semana durante las 8 a.m. y 5 p.m. Las familias deben de estar en o abajo del nivel de pobreza para calificar. Se toma de 4 a 6 semanas el trámite de solicitud. Fr e

e!

¡Gratis! Busca este símbolo para programación gratis.

Calendario de Registro Registro de RESIDENTE – Sábado, 10 de Noviembre a las 8:30 a.m.

Registro por Correo, en persona, Foxlink Internet y el Foxlink marcador de tono es aceptado para los residentes solamente en bases del primero en llegar es el primero en ser servido. Debe de incluir su pago con su registro. Si es puesto en la lista de espera, su pago permanecerá en su cuenta o se le regresara por completo a su pedido.

Registro para los NO-RESIDENTES – Lunes, 19 de Noviembre El registro para los no residentes comienza el lunes, 19 de Noviembre. El registro para los residentes continuara durante toda la temporada.

Política de Cheques

Las clases deben ser pagadas en su totalidad en el momento de registro al menos que se notifique de otra manera. Los cheques deben ser hechos pagables al Fox Valley Park District.

3 Maneras para Inscribirse

Cuotas para los No-Residentes

Nuestros programas están disponibles para todas las personas de todos los niveles de capacidad. Cualquier persona que necesite servicios especiales debe de llenar la información en la forma de registro.

Una persona viviendo afuera de los límites del Distrito de Parques de Aurora, North Aurora y Montgomery deben de pagar una cuota de no-residente. Nota: Las personas que viven en Sugar Grove pagan la cuota de residente pero no se pueden registrar hasta que comience el registro para los no-residentes.

1. Por Foxlink Internet

Información General

www.foxvalleyparkdistrict.org Está disponible 24 horas al día, 7 días a la semana. Aquellos que tienen Identificaciones Foxlink para los miembros de familia y un número de PIN Familiar pueden matricularse por Internet cualquier tiempo del día. Tenga su VISA o MasterCard o Discover lista. Para matricularse en Foxlink, un miembro de la familia adulto debe de llenar la Forma de Información Familiar y regresarla al Distrito de Parques junto con un comprobante de dirección (licencia, ID del Estado, o el recibo de impuestos) ya sea dejándola en persona en el centro comunitario o faxeándola al 630-897-6896. La forma de Información Familiar está disponible en el sitio web www.foxvalleyparkdistrict.org o en cualquier centro comunitario. Después de procesar la forma de Información Familiar, el Distrito de Parques le enviara la carta con el número de PIN Familiar y las IDs Foxlink de cada miembro del hogar al contacto principal. El numero de PIN Familiar y las IDs Foxlink son requeridas al registrarse por Foxlink Internet y por el marcador de tono. Para más información, visite nuestro sitio web www.foxvalleyparkdistrict.org.

2. Por Correo/En Persona

Debe de hacer los cheques pagables a Fox Valley Park District. Llene la forma de registro y envié por correo a: FVPD, 150 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora, IL 60506 ATTN: Folleto de Registro.

•  Todas las inscripciones son aceptadas mientras haya espacio disponible. •  Los programas que no reúnen el mínimo número de personas inscritas serán cancelados o pospuestos. •  Los niños deben reunir el requisito de edad para todos los programas de pre-escolar o relacionados con su edad en la fecha del comienzo del programa deseado. •  Algunos programas pueden requerir formas de registro especiales en fechas específicas como esta notificado en el Guía de Actividad del Distrito de Parques. •  Todas las personas inscritas y participantes están permitiendo que se les tome fotografías y video de ellos y de sus hijos durante las actividades del Distrito de Parques para publicación.

Escuela Preescolar Juegos Creativos Prisco: Clase Preescolar Bilingüe Esta clase proporciona un entorno que apoya estudiantes que hablan Español a aprender Inglés. Los estudiantes aprenderán nuevos conceptos y destrezas en ambos, Español e Inglés. Tamaño de clase

Localización

MIN: 6/ MAX: 20

Prisco Community Center

Código

Precio

Dia

Fecha

Tiempo

Edad

Comenzando el sábado, 10 de Noviembre la matriculación será procesada durante las horas de oficina. Se acepta efectivo, cheque, VISA, MasterCard o Discover.

55905

$255(R) / $280(N)

Tu/Th

Nov. 27 to Feb. 28

Noon to 2 p.m.

3Y

55908

$330(R) / $355(N)

M/W/F

Nov. 26 to Marzo 1

12:30 to 3 p.m.

4Y

•  Prisco Community Center, 150 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora, IL 60506 •  Eola Community Center, 555 S. Eola Road, Aurora, IL 60504 •  Vaughan Athletic Center, 2121 W. Indian Trail, Aurora, IL 60506

55906

$255(R) / $280(N)

Tu/Th

Marzo 5 to Mayo 23

Noon to 2 p.m.

3Y

55909

$330(R) / $355(N)

M/W/F

Marzo 4 to Mayo 24

12:30 to 3 p.m.

4Y

3. En Persona

Servicio a Domicilio

Club de Boxeo

El nuevo y comprensivo Guía de Actividades del Distrito de Parques de Fox Valley es publicado cuatro veces al año. Por favor guarde su guía como referencia en el transcurso de la temporada. Comenzando con este guía, los Residentes del Distrito de Parques recibirán la guía en la puerta de su casa. Si el servicio a domicilio en el futuro no deja el guía en su puerta, favor de enviarnos un correo electrónico con su dirección y código postal a delivery@ fvpd.net o déjenos un mensaje en nuestra línea de envíos al 630-966-4544. Todos nuestros Guías de Actividades pueden ser bajados atreves de nuestro sitio web foxvalleyparkdistrict.org.

Jóvenes de edades 8 a 17 tienen la oportunidad de entrenar gratis con el ex boxeador profesional y campeón de Guantes de Oro Jesse Torres en el Copley II Centro de Recreación, 517 N. Union Street, Aurora. Los peleadores aspirantes aprenderán entrenamientos efectivos y técnicas de condición que involucran la cuerda, maquinas de ejercicios, bolsas pesadas de boxeo y bolsas de velocidad. Ultimadamente, ellos se reunirán y boxearan en el ring. Este programa ganador de premios es gratis y ayuda a desarrollar habilidades de por vida y a construir carácter en las personas jóvenes mientras ofrece un lugar de reunión saludable. El programa corre cada semana – lunes a jueves – de 5 a 6:30 p.m. cada noche. Para información, llame al 630-898-7500.

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3 Ways To Register Our programs are available to all people of all ability levels. Anyone needing special accommodations should fill in the information on the registration form.

1. By Foxlink Internet foxvalleyparkdistrict.org Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week (see Registration Calendar for resident and non-resident registration start date). Those who have Foxlink IDs for family members and a Family PIN number may register by telephone or Internet any time of day. Have a Visa, MasterCard or Discover card ready. To sign up for Foxlink, an adult member of the household must complete a Family Information Form and return it to the Park District along with proof of address (driver’s license, state ID or tax bill) either by dropping it off at a community center or faxing it to 630-897-6896. The Family Information Form is available on the website at foxvalleyparkdistrict.org or at any community center. After processing the Family Information Form, the Park District will mail a letter with a Family PIN number and Foxlink IDs for each person in the household to the main contact. The Family PIN number and Foxlink IDs are required to register on both Foxlink Internet. For more information, visit our website at foxvalleyparkdistrict.org.

2. By Mail / Drop Off Make checks payable to Fox Valley Park District. Fill out the registration form and mail to: FVPD, 150 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora, IL 60506 ATTN: Brochure Registration.

3. In Person Beginning Saturday, Nov. 10, registrations will be processed during office hours. Cash, check, Visa, MasterCard or Discover is accepted. Prisco Community Center 150 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora 60506 Eola Community Center 555 S. Eola Road, Aurora 60504 Vaughan Athletic Center 2121 W. Indian Trail, Aurora 60506

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Registration Calendar RESIDENT Registration - Saturday, Nov. 10, at 8:30 a.m. REGISTRATION BEGINS! Mail-in, walk-in, Foxlink Internet and Foxlink Touchtone registration accepted for residents only on a first-come, first-served basis. Payment must accompany each registration. Payments for those placed on a waiting list will remain on account or be refunded in full upon request. NON-RESIDENT Registration - Monday, Nov. 19 Non-resident registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 19. Resident registration will continue throughout the season. Check Policy Classes are paid for in full at time of registration unless otherwise noted. Checks should be made out to the Fox Valley Park District. A $25 service fee is charged for returned checks. Payment is required within seven days; otherwise, participants will be removed from the class. Refund Policy • 100% refund (less $5 service charge) if received at least three working days prior to start of program. • 50% refund if received prior to second course meeting. • No refund after second course meeting. • 100% refund if class is closed or canceled. Non-Resident Fees A person residing outside the Park District boundaries of Aurora, North Aurora and Montgomery must pay a non-resident fee according to the following policy: • Class fees are generally 50 percent higher than the resident fee listed. • Note: Those living in Sugar Grove pay the resident rate but may not register until non-resident registration begins. General Information • All registrations are accepted on a space-available basis. • Programs that do not meet the minimum enrollment will be canceled or postponed. • Children must meet the age requirement for all preschool and youth-related programs by the designated start date of the desired program. • Some programs may require special registration forms on specified dates as noted in the Park District Activity Guide. • All registrants and participants permit the taking of photographs and video of themselves and their children during Park District activities for publication and use as the Park District deems appropriate.

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PPlease read this form careffully and be aware that in signing up and participatting in this program/activitty, you will be expressly asssuming the risk and lega l liability and waiving andd releasing all claims for innjuries, damages or with this progrram/activity (including transportation services and vvehicle operations, loss which you or your minor child/ward might susttain as a result of participating in any and all activiities connected with and associated a w when provided). I recognize and acknowledge thatt there are certain risks of physical injury to participants in this program/acttivity, and I voluntarily aggree to assume the full risk of any and all injuries, damages or loss, rregardless of severity, thatt my minor child/ward or I may sustain as a result of o said participation. I furtther agree to waive and reelinquish all claims I or myy minor child/ward may hhave (or accrue to me or m my child/ward) as a rresult of participating in thhis program/activity againsst the District, including itts officials, agents, program instructors, volunteers and employees. I hereby aauthorize and give my connsent to the District to photograph/video my cchild (or me), and withoutt limitation, to use such photographs/video p in connnection with promoting/advertising the services, prrograms, and facilities of the District, without conssideration of any kind. I hhave read and fully uunderstand the above impportant information, warnning of risk, assumption of risk, waiver and releasse of all claims, and photo/video authorization. Iff registering online or via fax, my online or facsim mile signature shall ssubstitute for and have thee same legal effect as an original o form signature.

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Activity Guide Information Share Your Thoughts! Your opinion matters to us – let it be heard! Take a few moments and tell us what you think by filling out one of our facility or program surveys at foxvalleyparkdistrict.org. Your feedback will help guide us so we can better reflect your interests and desires in future programming and events. We value your input!

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The Park District staff has made every effort to prepare this brochure as accurately as possible. However, errors can occur. Circumstances may require that adjustments be made to programs, fees, schedules, etc. The Park District reserves the right to make any such adjustments. The District apologizes for any inconvenience these errors or adjustments may cause.

Scholarship Opportunities Look for this icon next to the programs in this brochure that qualify.

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T he Fox Valley Park District recognizes that all residents should have opportunities to participate in recreation programs. To encourage participation, the District offers a scholarship program to resident families experiencing financial hardships. Residents who qualify may apply to receive up to $40 per person each program season to use for non-contractual Park District programs. The desired program must have an opening for registration. Applications are available at any community center and are accepted at the Park District’s Cole Center administration building, 101 W. Illinois Ave. in Aurora, weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Families must be at or below the federal poverty levels to qualify. Allow 4 to 6 weeks for the application process.

The Park District expects participants to exhibit appropriate behavior at all times. Guidelines have been developed to help make our programs safe and enjoyable for all participants. For a complete listing of those guidelines, visit foxvalleyparkdistrict.org.

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Fox Force Volunteer Opportunities There are many different types of volunteer opportunities through the Fox Valley Park District. A list of opportunities is on page 103. Just fill out the Volunteer Interest Form on page 104. Volunteers will be contacted when volunteer opportunities arise.

Photo Disclaimer All registrants and participants permit the taking of photographs and videos of themselves and their children during Park District activities for publication and use as the Park District deems appropriate.

Behavior Management Policy

With the children’s best interest in mind, parents and friends are asked to not remain in the classroom or gym during class time. The Park District asks instructors to enforce this policy so that children may devote their attention to the class without any outside interruptions. This policy is for safety as well as learning experiences. Children outside of the classroom should have adult supervision at all times. A Parent Day may be scheduled in some programs.

Program Contact Information Most program listings in this guide have a person’s initials in parenthesis at the end of the description. Use the information below to contact the person in charge of that particular program. (Note: CPRP is the designation for a Certified Park and Recreation Professional.) (BK) (BSP) (BSV) (CJ) (CB) (DS) (JF) (JHP) (JHV) (JM) (JN)

Brad Kale Bobbi Steele Brad Schmidt, CPRP Carrie Johnson Cori Buis Debbie Smith, CPRP Joe Fine Jennifer Huber, CPRP Jerica Hughes Jennifer Manos Joe Nidea, CPRP

630-907-0500 630-859-8606 630-907-9600 630-851-8990 630-892-1550 630-966-4555 630-907-9600 630-859-8606 630-907-9600 630-907-9600 630-851-8990

Orchard Valley Golf Course Prisco Community Center Vaughan Athletic Center Eola Community Center Blackberry Farm Cole Center Vaughan Athletic Center Prisco Community Center Vaughan Athletic Center Vaughan Athletic Center Eola Community Center

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Jordan Real, CPRP Kristin Balderas Kyle Donahue Laureen Baumgartner, CPRP Lisa Peterson Margaret Gazdacka, CPRP Matt Odom Mike Struck Rafael Martinez Sara Cass Sandy Smith

630-907-9600 630-851-8990 630-859-8606 630-892-1550 630-907-9600 630-897-1808 630-851-8990 630-907-9600 630-859-8606 630-859-8606 630-892-1550

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Directory

Directory Cole Administration, Park Operations and Natural Resources Center 101 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora, 60506 630-897-0516 Jennifer Fulton – Superintendent of Finance Lynn Fenton – Human Resources Manager Roy Johnson – Risk Manager Jon Michael – IT Manager Lori Thomas – Accounting Manager Parks Department 101 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora, 60506 Joe Hernandez – Parks Superintendent, 630-897-0516 Ray Nugent – Facilities Superintendent, 630-897-0516 Greg Dickson – Facilities Manager, 630-897-0516 Jonathan Cudzewicz – Park Grounds Supervisor, East, 630-851-6892 Blake Ertmanis – Park Grounds Supervisor, Central, 630-897-0516 Chris Kuehn – Park Grounds Supervisor, West, 630-896-6480 Chad Peterson – Arboriculture, Trails and Natural Areas Supervisor, 630-897-0516 Kevin Bowen – Athletic Field Maintenance Supervisor, 630-897-0516 Cip Garcia – Fleet Maintenance Supervisor, 630-897-0516

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Those who use a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) may reach the Park District by calling 800-526-0844.

FVPD Greenhouse 259 S. Russell Ave., Aurora, 60506 Helen Wohlfeil – Horticulture and Natural Areas Supervisor, 630-897-4261 Stuart Sports Complex 39W585 Jericho Road, Montgomery, 60506 630-450-7024 (Non-emergency)

Copley II Recreation Center 517 N. Union St., Aurora, 60505 630-898-7500 Lippold Outdoor Recreation Center (on Route 25, 1.5 miles north of Route 56) 2001 S. River St., Batavia, 60510

Orchard Valley Golf Course, Orchards Restaurant and Orchard Valley Bar & Grill 2411 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora, 60506 630-907-0500 (golf course) 630-907-0600 (restaurant)

Marketing & Communications Division 101 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora, 60506 Dawn Hartman, CPRP – Senior Marketing & Communications Manager, 630-966-4552 Jeff Long, CPRP – Public Relations Manager, 630-966-4527 Debbie Smith, CPRP – Community Outreach Manager, 630-966-4555 Erika Swanson – Graphic Designer, 630-978-9085

Blackberry Farm 100 S. Barnes Road, Aurora, 60506 630-892-1550 Sandy Smith – Facility Supervisor Laureen Baumgartner, CPRP – Recreation Supervisor

Recreation Division 101 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora, 60506 Jaime Ijams – Assistant Superintendent of Recreation, 630-978-9080 Anna Kish – Community Athletics Liaison, 630-897-0516

Park Police Office 1460 S. E. River Road, Montgomery, 60538 630-264-7421 (After-hours, non-emergency) 911 (Emergency)

Red Oak Nature Center On Route 25, one mile north of Route 56 630-897-1808 Margaret Gazdacka, CPRP – Facility Supervisor and Naturalist Phillips Park Family Aquatic Center 828 Montgomery Road, Aurora, 60505 630-851-8686 Splash Country Water Park 195 S. Barnes Road, Aurora, 60506 630-906-7981

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Community Center Information

Community Center

Information Eola Community Center

Prisco Community Center

555 S. Eola Road, Aurora, 60504 Phone: 630-851-8990 Fax: 630-851-8572

150 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora, 60506 Phone: 630-859-8606 Fax: 630-264-7416

Facility Manager: Ivan Chambers

Facility Manager: Cody Kamp, CPRP

Recreation Supervisors: Joe Nidea, CPRP – Fitness center Sara Cass – Creative Play Preschool, youth and early childhood programs, child care and camps Kristin Balderas – Gymnastics, cheerleading, poms and adult arts & crafts Matt Odom – Sport programs, open gym, martial arts and E-Fit Room

Recreation Supervisors: Jennifer Huber, CPRP – Active adult programs and trips and Friendly Center Club Bobbi Steele – Dance and special events Kyle Donahue – Performing arts, drama programs and special events Carrie Johnson – Creative Play Preschool, early childhood programs and camps Rafael Martinez – Youth and adult sport programs, open gym and fitness center

Office Hours Monday to Friday .................................. 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sunday ................................... 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fitness & Photo ID Hours Monday to Friday ................................ 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday................................................ 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday................................................... 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Child Care Monday to Friday................................ 8:45 a.m. to noon Monday to Thursday.......................................4 to 8 p.m. Saturday............................................. 8:30 a.m. to noon Fee....................................$2/per resident child per hour ..................................$3/per non-resident child per hour Open Gym ............................................... see page 19

Office & Photo ID Hours Monday to Thursday.......................... 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday................................................ 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday........................................... 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday................................................................. Closed Fitness Hours Monday to Thursday.......................... 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday................................................ 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday........................................... 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Child Care Wednesday to Friday................................... 9 to 11 a.m. Fee ...................................$2/per resident child per hour ..................................$3/per non-resident child per hour Open Gym ............................................... see page 19

Vaughan Athletic Center 2121 W. Indian Trail, Aurora, 60506 Phone: 630-907-9600 • Fax: 630-907-9661 Facility Manager: Eric Lee Wilson, CPRP Assistant Facility Manager: Jordan Real, CPRP Athletic Program Manager: Brad Schmidt, CPRP Fitness Center Manager: Mike Struck Recreation Supervisors: Joe Fine – Youth and adult sport programs, open gym, sport camps Jerica Hughes – Aquatic operations and programs Brett Meier – Personal training and fitness programming Lisa Peterson – Child care and camps, youth programs and events Membership Sales: Cara Ermitage – Membership Supervisor Hayden Howes – Membership Consultant Romni Oleson – Membership Consultant Coordinators: Jennifer Manos – Birthday parties and events Susan Meier – Customer service and concessions Denise Zabelle – Group exercise programming Guest Services Hours Monday to Friday................................... 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday / Sunday.................................. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fitness Center Hours Monday to Friday................................. 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday / Sunday.................................. 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tennis Hours* (630-907-8067) Monday to Friday................................. 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday / Sunday.................................. 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. *Advance reservations required; weekend hours subject to change

Café Hours Monday to Friday............9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday................................................ 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday................................................. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Child Care Hours Monday to Friday.................8 a.m. to 2 p.m., 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday................................................ 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.....................................................Noon to 4 p.m. Water Park / Therapy Pool / Lap Pool Hours...................................... see page 111 Open Gym ............................................... see page 19

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Index Arts & Crafts A Sweet Day on the Farm....... 56 An American Girl Best Friends Party.............. 56 Art with the Masters.............. 55 Beginning Crocheting............. 56 Build a Bird House.................. 54 Charm Bracelet for Teens........ 56 Clay Exploration for Teens....... 56 Crafty Kids............................. 54 Deck the Halls!...................... 55 Decoupage 101...................... 55 Elementary Drawing and Cartooning................. 55 Etched Candleholders............. 56 Gingerbread House................ 54 Glass Fusing........................... 56 Holiday Pottery Class.............. 55 Pioneer Dolls.......................... 55 Scrapbooking......................... 54 Scrapbooking for Teens........... 55 Snowflake Spectacle............... 55 Snowman Days...................... 55 Turkey Bash............................ 54 Two Months ‘til Spring!.......... 55 Victorian Crafts...................... 56

Aquatics Ai Chi.................................... 36 Aqua Boot Camp Blitz............ 35 Aqua Cardio Challenge.......... 35 Aqua Fit and Fun.................... 35 Aqua Pilates Core Control Level I................... 36 Aqua Pilates Core Control Level II.................. 36 AquaTots - Indoors................. 31 Deep Water Arthritis............... 36 Deep Water Conditioning....... 36 Joyful Joints........................... 36 Masters Swim........................ 35 Open Water Scuba Diving Certification............ 37 Pre/Postnatal Aqua Aerobics... 37 Pre/Postnatal Aqua Pilates...... 37 Springboard Diving: Advanced.......................... 33 Springboard Diving: Beginner........................... 33 Swim Lesson: Adult Level 1 - Indoors...... 35 Swim Lessons: Adult Level 2 - Indoors...... 35 Swim Lessons: Parent+ Preschool - Indoors............ 31 Swim Lessons: Preschool - Indoors............ 32 Swim Lessons: Youth Advanced - Indoors........... 34 Swim Lessons: Youth Advanced Beginner - Indoors............. 34 Swim Lessons: Youth Beginner - Indoors............. 33 Swim Lessons: Youth Intermediate - Indoors....... 34 Swim Team Affiliate................ 31 Weekend Warriors.................. 36 Yoga Strength and Stretch...... 36

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Baseball Affiliates................... 20 Batting Cages........................ 20 Hitting League: Swing Away... 20 Lil’ Sluggers T-Ball.................. 20

Basketball Basketball Co-Ed Youth League.................... 22 Basketball II & III.................... 21 Basketball League: Adult Men......................... 23 Basketball League: Middle School Boys........... 23 Basketball Youth League......... 22 Boys Basketball Travel League... 22 Boys Basketball Travel Tournament....................... 22 Lil’ Pint Hoops........................ 21 Traveling Basketball................ 22

Cards & Games Magic: The Gathering Open Gym......................... 59

Cheer & Poms Cheerleading.......................... 41 Cheernastics.......................... 41 Co-Ed Stunting for Cheerleading................ 41 Flyaways Competitive Cheerleading..................... 41 Flyaways Competitive Poms.... 41 Poms..................................... 41 Tumbling for Cheerleaders...... 41

Creative Play Preschool Creative Play Open Houses at Eola.............................. 68 Creative Play Preschool Eola: 3-year-olds........................ 68 Creative Play Preschool Eola: 4-year-olds........................ 68 Creative Play Preschool Eola: School Readiness Program for 41/2- to 5-year-olds........ 68 Creative Play Preschool Prisco: 2-year-olds........................ 69 Creative Play Preschool Prisco: 3-year-olds........................ 69 Creative Play Preschool Prisco: 4-year-olds........................ 69 Creative Play Preschool Prisco: Bilingual Preschool Class... 69 Creative Play Preschool Prisco: Pre-Kindergarten............... 69 Creative Play Prisco: Breakfast Club................... 69 Kicking and Screaming: Soccer Lab......................... 70 Little Actors Lab..................... 70 Lunch Pals and Playtime......... 70 Nature Play Preschool............ 70 Science Lab............................ 70 Social Studies Lab.................. 70

Dance Adult Beginning Ballet............ 80 Adult Beginning Jazz.............. 80 Adult Hip-Hop Lock & Pop...... 80 Adult Intermediate Ballet........ 80 Adult Intermediate Jazz.......... 80

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Adult Tap Workout.................. 80 A-Factor Dance 5th Annual Winter Showcase........... 6, 81 Ballroom / Swing / Latin Dance....................... 81 Cardio / Ab Lab...................... 79 Fairytale Ballet....................... 79 Flash Mob.............................. 81 Floor Barre / Yoga Workout..... 79 Hip-Hop Dance....................... 80 Irish Dance............................. 81 Just Dance............................. 79 Latin and Ballroom Dance Workshop............... 81 Leaps & Turns......................... 79 Musical Theater...................... 79 Steppin’ Out Dance Studio...... 82 Wedding Dance Class............. 80

Drama Acting Studio......................... 89 Advanced Acting: Hollywood Scene Study...... 89 Advanced Acting: Improv & Characterization............. 89 Advanced Acting: Monologue & Scene Study................... 89 Advanced Acting: TV & Film Techniques......... 89 Fox Valley Theatre Guild.......... 87 Junior Theatre: ‘James and the Giant Peach’................ 87 Little Miss Pageant Class........ 86 Little Storybook Actors............ 86 Love & Laughter: Cupid’s Valentine Variety Show........... 6, 87, 91 Perform It Series Showcase: ‘Grease’.................. 6, 87, 92 Performing Arts Academy........ 88 Prisco Holiday Spectacular............. 4, 86, 92 Private Acting Coaching.......... 86 Private Pageant Coaching....... 86 Tin Pan Alley Cabaret Fundraiser: From Gershwin to Porter.................. 4, 87, 91 Winter Stage Presents ‘Anything Goes’....... 5, 89, 91 Write a Story, Create a Play.... 86

Early Childhood: All About Fun Afternoon with Friends........... 76 Early Settler’s Fun................... 72 Games Galore........................ 72 Giggle and Grow.................... 72 Imagination Stations.............. 72 Jingle All the Way!.................. 71 Manners Please!.................... 72 Outer Space Adventures......... 72 Play ‘n’ Spray......................... 71 Storytime with Santa.............. 71 Wiggles and Giggles.............. 71 Winter Art Hour...................... 72 Zoo Creatures........................ 71

Early Childhood: Arts & Crafts Cupid’s Love Bugs.................. 74 Discover Eric Carle.................. 74 Holiday Gifts Galore............... 73 Make & Take Holiday Ornaments........................ 73 Mystery Mittens..................... 74 Preschool Drawing Class........ 73 Slime Science......................... 73 Snow Globes & Snowflakes.... 74 Wonders of Winter................. 73

Early Childhood: Cooking Little Chefs............................. 72

Early Childhood: Exploring Nature Foxy Baby.............................. 74 Fun in Winter......................... 74 Hands on Nature Time............ 74 Rovin’ Rangers....................... 74

Early Childhood: Getting Ready for School Alphabet Soup....................... 75 Colors, Shapes & Numbers...... 76 Cut It Out!............................. 76 Everyday Heroes..................... 76 Giant Steps............................ 75 Let’s Learn Our ABC’s............. 75 My Own Time......................... 75 My Own Time II...................... 75 My Saturday School................ 76 Play to Learn.......................... 75 Spanish for Little Ones............ 75 Spanish II............................... 75

Early Childhood: Motor Skills Little Explorers....................... 77 Little Learners........................ 77 Little Tikes Gym Time.............. 77 Pre-Kindergarten Gymnastics.... 76 Recess Play............................ 77

Early Childhood: Music Kid Rock I, II........................... 77 Tot Rock................................ 77

Facilities Batting Cages........................ 20 Blackberry Farm................... 110 Certified Personal Trainers....... 18 Community Center Information..................... 127 Disc Golf Course.................. 108 Dog Parks ....................... 15, 63 E-Fit Interactive Fitness Room..................... 32 Eola Fitness Center............... 116 Facility Directory................... 126 Fishing Lakes and Boat Ramps..................... 107 Garden Plots........................ 108 Indoor Playhouse................... 32 Open Gym Schedule............... 19 Orchard Valley Golf Course... 120 Orchards Restaurant............. 121 Outdoor Facilities................. 107 Outdoor Tennis Courts.......... 108

Prisco Fitness Center............ 119 Red Oak Nature Center........ 106 Shelter Reservations..... 108, 109 Skate Parks.......................... 107 Trails.................................... 107 Vaughan Aquatic Center....... 111 Vaughan Field House............ 112 Vaughan Fitness Center........ 114 Vaughan Tennis Center......... 113

For Pet Lovers Dog Obedience: Basics........... 59 Dog Parks ..................... 59, 107

Fun for All Book Worms.......................... 59 Winter Family Hayride............ 59

Fun with Computers 3D Video World...................... 60 Making Your Own Indiana Jones Movie.......... 60

Fun for Kids Balloon Animal Class.............. 58 Candy Cane Hunt................... 57 ‘Elf on the Shelf’ Kick-Off Party.................... 57 Family Game Night................. 58 Gingerbread House Decorating........................ 57 Holiday Parent Outing............ 57 Kids in the Kitchen................. 57 Kids’ Lock In to Parents’ Night Out............. 58 Magic Class........................... 58 Tween Movie Night................ 57 Victorian Tea Party.................. 58

General Information Activity Guide Information.... 123 Behavior Policy..................... 125 Birthday Parties...................... 99 Community Center Information..................... 127 Contents.......................... 23, 97 Facility Directory................... 126 Fox Force Volunteer Program........... 103 Fox Tracks Rewards Program... 78 Fox Valley Park Foundation..... 78 Foxlink................................. 125 FVSRA................................. 130 Holiday Pass & Gift Card Sale.................... 50 Información en Español........ 122 Photo Disclaimer.................. 125 Program Contact Information..................... 125 Registration Form................. 124 Registration Information....... 125 Scholarship Opportunities..... 125 Shelter Reservations..... 108, 109 Volunteer Spotlight.............. 105

Gymnastics & Tumbling Advanced Tumbling................ 48 Beginning Tumbling................ 48 Flyaways Competitive Level 3.... 43 Flyaways Competitive Level 4.... 43 Flyaways Gymnastics Team..... 43 Flyaways Level 1..................... 42


Index Flyaways Level 2..................... 42 Flyaways Level 3..................... 43 Flyaways Level 4..................... 43 Gymnastics for 2s & 3s with Parents...................... 44 Gymnastics Little Hot Shots.... 45 Gymnastics with My Sibling.... 45 Gymnastics: 3- to 4-year-olds.... 44 Gymnastics: 4- to 5-year-olds.... 45 Gymnastics: Little Wigglers..... 44 Intermediate Tumbling............ 48 Junior Flyaways...................... 42 Open Gym: Gymnastics........... 46 Parent & Tot Gymnastics: Gymnastics Movie Magic... 46 Preschool Gymnastics: Gymnastics Movie Magic... 46 Private Lessons - Gymnastics/ Tumbling/Cheer/ Poms/Hip-Hop................... 42 School-age Gymnastics .......... 46 Structured Open Play: Gymnastics........................ 45 Tiny Tumblers......................... 47 Tumbling & Flyaways Competitive Tumbling Level 1.............................. 47 Tumbling & Flyaways Competitive Tumbling Level 2............... 47 Tumbling & Flyaways Competitive Tumbling Level 3............... 47 Tumbling and Conditioning..... 48 Twister Tots............................ 48

Health, Wellness & Fitness Best of Yoga........................... 12 Body Sculpting....................... 11 Boot Camp............................. 12 Chair-seated Exercise / Yoga for Active Adults........ 14 Cycling 101.............................. 9 E-Fit Interactive Fitness Room............... 15, 63 Exercise for Ages 55 & Better... 14 Gentle Yoga for Active Adults... 14 Golden Foxes Walking Club............... 14, 98 Group Exercise Classes....... 8, 13 Hatha Yoga for Active Adults... 14 Jumpstart Kids Fitness Incentive Program.... 9 KidFit Youth Exercise Class........ 9 Lose to Win! Kids’ Weight Loss Program (Challenge).......... 10 Making Kane County Fit for Kids......................... 10 Metabolic Circuit Training Indoor............................... 11 Naturalize Your Exercise.......... 11 Six Pack Abs........................... 12 Sport Moves 101.................... 10 Tai Chi for Health................... 12 Taiji Quan.............................. 12 Taiji Quan for 55 & Better....... 14 TRX Suspension Training......... 13 Wolf Pack Elite Running Club......10 Wolf Pack Junior Running Club...10 Wolf Pack Running Club......... 10

Women’s Get-Fit-in-a-Hurry Boot Camp........................ 13 Working It Out Together........... 9 Yoga 101................................. 9 Zumba................................... 11 Zumba Gold for 50 & Better... 14 Zumbatomic............................. 9

Just for Girls Little Miss Manners and Modeling.................... 60 Pink Party in Paris................... 60

Just for Scouts All Scout Swimming............... 53 Mini Klondike Derby for Cub Scouts................... 53 Naturalist-led Scout Programs... 53 Webelos: Craftsman Duct Tape Projects............. 53

Life Skills Sign Language Crash Course... 60

Martial Arts Judo...................................... 38 Jujitsu.................................... 38 Karate Club............................ 40 Karate Club / Little Dragons.... 40 Kid’s Karate Español............... 39 Kung Fu for Adults.................. 39 Kung Fu for Kids..................... 39 Life Skills Karate: Beginner Level................... 39 Life Skills Karate: Intermediate Level............. 39 Little Ninjas Karate Club......... 40 Seisan Ryu Karate.................. 38

Music Adult Choir............................ 90 Group Guitar.......................... 90 Private Drum and Percussion Lessons............ 90 Private Guitar Lessons............ 90 Private Piano Lessons for Youth and Adults.......... 90 Private Voice Lessons.............. 90 Show Choir: Broadway and Beyond....................... 90 Youth Choir: Disney and Pop Hits...................... 90

Shows Bobby Vinton at Paramount.... 92 Love & Laughter: Cupid’s Valentine Variety Show........... 6, 87, 91 ‘Music Man’ at Paramount..... 91 Perform It Series Showcase: ‘Grease’.................. 6, 87, 92 Prisco Holiday Spectacular............. 4, 86, 92 ‘Sunset Boulevard’ at Drury Lane..................... 92 Tin Pan Alley Cabaret Fundraiser: From Gershwin to Porter.................. 4, 87, 91 Winter Stage Presents ‘Anything Goes’....... 5, 89, 91

Nature Programs Animal Encounters................. 49 Beginning Beekeeper.............. 50 Cave Hike.............................. 49 Drop-in Winter Fun................. 50 Eagle Weekend....................... 51 Feed the Birds........................ 50 Let’s Get Ready...................... 51 Letterbox Hunt....................... 49 Nature Adventure Trips........... 51 Nature Exploration Bags......... 49 New Year’s Eve Countdown at Noon.......... 51 Ski Illinois.............................. 51 Snowshoe Adventure.............. 52 Snowshoe Climb.................... 52 Sun Air Water and Soil (SAWS) Work Days............. 49 Tracking Winter Wildlife.......... 51 Tracks, Scat and What’s That?!.................... 52 Winter Adventure................... 52 Winter Is for the Birds............ 51 Winter Is for the Worms.......... 50

Prime Times “Edad De Oro” Social Club..... 97 AARP Driver Safety Program ... 96 Breakfast Club....................... 97 Bunco Dice Game Days.......... 96 Friendly Center Club............... 98 Golden Foxes Walking Club............... 14, 98 Holiday Tea and Fashion Show.............. 95, 96 Other Senior Clubs................. 97 Reel Fun Thursdays................. 97 Rules of the Road Class.......... 97 Senior Bean Bag Baseball....... 95 Senior Mini-Bowling League... 95 Valentine’s Dinner Dance......................... 95, 96

Safety First Babysitting for Success........... 60

School Connections Aurora History Trip.................. 65 Customized School Programs at Blackberry Farm............. 65 Elementary After-School Programs........................... 65 Exploring Plants at the Greenhouse................. 66 Group Field Trips to Blackberry Farm............. 65 History on Wheels............ 65, 66 Home School Customized Programs..................... 65, 66 On the Farm Field Trip............. 65 Outdoor Education................. 66 Parker’s Children’s Theater...... 66

Soccer Futsal 5v5 League.................. 25 Futsal I................................... 24 Indoor Soccer League 5v5...... 25 Mini Phenom Soccer............... 24 Phenom Soccer...................... 24 Recreational Soccer Leagues ... 25

Soccer Affiliates...................... 24 Soccer II & III.......................... 24 Tiny Kickers............................ 25

Special Events A-Factor Dance Company 5th Annual Winter Showcase...................... 5, 81 Blackberry Farm 5K Spring Gallop...................... 7 Blackberry Farm Polar Express.... 6 Blackberry Farm Polar Express Private Parties...................... 6 Brunch with Santa.............. 4, 73 Children’s Holiday Book Fair....................... 4, 58 Community-wide Garage Sale......................... 7 Daddy Daughter Dance...... 5, 71 Earth Day at Red Oak............... 7 Family New Y ear’s Eve Party....................... 5, 37 Fitness Fun Fair for Kids...... 6, 11 Hello Kitty’s Valentine Party.............. 6, 73 Jump and Play for Red Oak Nature Center........ 6 Love & Laughter: Cupid’s Valentine Variety Show........... 6, 87, 91 MapleFest................................ 7 Perform It Series Showcase: ‘Grease’........................ 7, 87 Prisco Holiday Spectacular............. 4, 86, 92 Spring Spruce-Up............... 7, 53 Super Couponing............... 4, 61 Super Couponing 2: Saving on Everything!.... 5, 61 Tin Pan Alley Cabaret Fundraiser: From Gershwin to Porter.................. 4, 87, 91 Winter Stage Presents ‘Anything Goes’....... 5, 89, 91 Wintertime Fun................... 5,63

Sports 3D Archery............................. 19 Archery I................................ 19 Archery II............................... 19 Arena Flag Football................ 18 Boxing Training....................... 17 Fencing.................................. 17 Floor Hockey.......................... 18 Football Affiliates................... 18 Inline and Quad Skating Lessons................. 18 Multi-Sports........................... 16 Open Gym Schedule............... 19 Parent-Tot Sports................... 16 Sports Saturday...................... 17 Table Tennis Instruction.......... 17 Wrestling............................... 17

Tennis Tennis Lessons: Adult Beginner Indoors............... 28 Tennis Lessons: Adult Intermediate Indoors......... 28 Tennis Lessons: D1................. 27

Tennis Lessons: D2................. 27 Tennis Lessons: D3................. 27 Tennis Lessons: High School Beginner........ 27 Tennis Lessons: P1.................. 28 Tennis Lessons: P2.................. 28 Tennis Lessons: P3.................. 28 Tennis Lessons: QuickStart Green Stage...................... 26 Tennis Lessons: QuickStart Orange Stage.................... 26 Tennis Lessons: QuickStart Performance...................... 27 Tennis Lessons: QuickStart Red Stage.......................... 26 Tennis Lessons: QuickStart Skills Indoors..................... 26 Tennis Lessons: Varsity Invite.. 28 Tennis Lessons: Youth Beginner Indoors............... 27 USTA Team Tennis.................. 28 Vaughan Performance Team... 28

Tours & Visits Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place............... 94 Extended Trips........................ 94 Fun Fridays Holiday Potluck and Owl Program... 93 Fun Fridays: Lizzadro Museum............................ 93 Fun Fridays: Migrate to See the Eagles................... 93 Gardeners on the Go: Hausermann, Inc................ 94 Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana............ 94 Purina Dog Show at McCormick Place............... 94

Volleyball 2-on-2 Adult Volleyball League.............................. 30 Cyclones Volleyball................. 30 Middle School Volleyball League.............. 30 Volleyball Co-Rec League....... 30 Volleyball Developmental Training............................. 30 Volleyball League: Adult Co-Ed...................... 30 Volleyball Private Lessons....... 29 Volleyball Skills & Drills........... 29

Winter Break & Mini-Camps Blackberry Farm Winter Break Camp........... 62 Martin Luther King Day Camp......................... 63 Presidents’ Day Camp............ 63 Presidents’ Day Off Adventure......................... 63 Sports Academy Basketball Camp................ 62 Sports Academy Mini-Hawk Camp.............. 62 Sports Academy Multi-Sport Camp.............. 62 Vacation Activity Camp Winter Break..................... 63

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2121 W. Indian Trail • Aurora, IL 60506 • P: 630.907.1114 • www.fvsra.org

Live, Laugh and Learn with FVSRA

The Fox Valley Special Recreation Association (FVSRA) provides a diverse range of year-round recreation opportunities to enable individuals with special needs to experience active, healthy and playful lifestyles. FVSRA programs and services focus on:

independence skill development self-awareness community exploration


Dec. 1 & 2, 8 & 9 • 1 to 5 p.m. $4 per person • All ages As holiday music plays, twinkling lights will glitter on the Polar Express train at Blackberry Farm. A storyteller will read the famous book, “The Polar Express.” Visit with Santa and enjoy Blackberry’s festive decorations. Hot chocolate and cookies contributed by ALDI.


Visit us online at foxvalleyparkdistrict.org 101 W. Illinois Ave. Aurora, IL 60506

SPECIAL EVENTS Winter 2012

November

December

January

February

Veterans Day Luncheon Prisco Community Center Nov. 9

Blackberry Farm Polar Express Blackberry Farm Dec. 1, 2, 8 & 9

Super Couponing 2: Saving on Everything! Eola Community Center Jan. 10

Daddy Daughter Dance Prisco Community Center Feb. 2

Super Couponing Eola Community Center Dec. 6

Winter Stage Presents: ‘Anything Goes’ Prisco Community Center Jan. 11, 12 & 13

Tin Pan Alley Cabaret Fundraiser: From Gershwin to Porter Prisco Community Center Nov. 17

Brunch with Santa Prisco Community Center Dec. 8 Prisco Holiday Spectacular Prisco Community Center Dec. 16 Family New Year’s Eve Party Vaughan Athletic Center Dec. 31

Wintertime Fun Eola Community Center Jan. 26 A-Factor Dance Company 5th Annual Winter Showcase Prisco Community Center Jan. 26

Hello Kitty’s Valentine Party Prisco Community Center Feb. 9 Love & Laughter: Cupid’s Valentine Variety Show Prisco Community Center Feb. 10 Fitness Fun Fair for Kids Vaughan Athletic Center Feb. 16

Fox Valley Park District Activity Guide Winter 2012-13  

Fox Valley Park District Activity Guide Winter 2012-13

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