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Fox Valley Park District

SPRING 2012

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

ON THE RUN

Hit the trail for 5K Spring Gallop p. 6 & 16

Tap into Spring

Clean, Green Parks

MapleFest a sweet tradition at Red Oak p. 7 & 51

Help make a difference at annual Spring Spruce-up p. 7 & 68

foxvalleyparkdistrict.org Resident Registration begins Feb. 11


or . . .

A message from our Executive Direct

ere in the media, these days. We read it and hear it everywh he term “healthy lifestyle” is a buzzword a healthy lifestyle? and it sounds good. But what exactly is miles each day after to one person might mean running five It depends who you ask. A healthy lifestyle fruits and vegetables on a regular basis. work. To another, it could mean eating more definition that is open to interpretation. “Healthy lifestyle” definitely has a broad But it doesn’t have to be. g it on a daily basis is much more difficult. While deciding to live healthy is easy, doin important health benefits ng fit and healthy. It provides an array of Regular exercise is the centerpiece to stayi ical activity creates greater n – but it also makes you feel good. Phys – like weight control and disease preventio ity of life. ucer and that, in itself, leads to a better qual energy and stamina; it’s a great stress-red active life are central to recreational opportunities to pursue an Promoting healthy lifestyles and providing reds of programs every is “Where Fun Begins,” and we offer hund the Fox Valley Park District’s mission. This bers energized and engaged. 44 miles of regional trails, we’re intent season designed to get our community mem oor amenities that include 159 parks and outd to ing ramm prog e activ and ers From our fitness cent life to the fullest. effort. Parents who lead a healthy on giving our residents every reason to live in a day. If you have kids, it can be a team en happ to need n’t does tyle lifes thier emic proportions, leading by Switching to a heal lives. With childhood obesity reaching epid thy heal to on go to kids their for s seed better and deal with stress by exercising lifestyle are planting the kids involved in learning to live well, eat your ing gett is so and ever, than t rtan example is more impo make time in their schedules to relax and enjoying life. your free time that much more. People who y enjo ll you’ and e, activ Get self. your ying time with friends add to your So… make time for s relievers such as sleeping well and enjo Stres ility. stab l tiona emo and tal men er and unwind enjoy bett happiness. you’ll be happy! Make it your lifestyle. Make it healthy, and

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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

Our Mission

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

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 Chief of Park Police & Public Safety 630-264-7421 Jeff Palmquist 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 Feb. 11

What’s Inside…

Special Events

4

Shows

100

Give it a Tri! Compete in a mini-triathlon, p. 10

Health, Wellness & Fitness

9

Tours & Visits

102

Take a Stroll Golden Foxes Walking Club, p. 14

E-Fit Interactive Fitness Room

15

Prime Times

105

Sports

18

Birthday Parties

109

On The Run 5K Spring Gallop at Blackberry Farm, p. 16

Baseball

22

Fox Force Volunteer Program

113

Basketball

24

Red Oak Nature Center

116

Tap Some Sap MapleFest at Red Oak, p. 51

Soccer

25

Outdoor Facilities

117

Flower Power! Planting Parties at the parks, p. 52

Tennis

26

Blackberry Farm

122

Volleyball

29

Season Pass Form

124

Caring for our Planet Earth Day celebration, p. 55

Golf

30

Vaughan Aquatic Center

125

Aquatics

32

Vaughan Field House

126

Spring Voyage to Fun Good times come to life at Eola, p. 60

Martial Arts

39

Vaughan Tennis Center

127

Mardi Gras Parade Party Celebrate New Orleans style, p. 61

Cheer & Poms

43

Vaughan Fitness Center

128

Gymnastics & Tumbling

44

Eola Fitness Center

132

Point, Click, Earn Learn to make money online, p. 63

Nature Programs

50

Prisco Fitness Center

135

Just for Scouts

54

Orchard Valley Golf Course

136

Super Couponing 2 Even MORE money-saving tips, p. 64

Arts & Crafts

57

Orchards Restaurant

137

Make Your Parks Beautiful Volunteer for Spring Spruce-up, p. 68

Medley

59

Información en Español

138

Spring Break Camps

67

Registration Information

139

Paddle the Fox River Mid-Am Canoe & Kayak Race, p. 73

Summer Camps

69

Registration Form

140

School Connections

79

Activity Guide Information

141

Find Your Way Handy pull-out map of parks, trails, p. 118-119

Early Childhood

81

Staff & Facility Directory

142

Creative Play Preschool

90

Community Center Information 143

Save That Cash! Season pass order form, 124

Dance

91

Index

144

Drama

93

FVSRA

146

Music

98

Spring Activity Guide 2012 Editor Graphic Design Jolene Kremer Dawn Hartman, Erika Swanson Managing Editor Photography Jeff Long Mary Beth Nolan The Fox Valley Park District’s new 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. All Activity Guides also can be downloaded from our website at foxvalleyparkdistrict.org.

Mark your Calendar! Resident Registration Begins Saturday, Feb. 11 8:30 a.m. Non-resident Registration Begins Monday, Feb. 20 8:30 a.m. 3


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

Fun for everyone!

Special Events At Our Community Centers

Clifford Valentine Party

Gladiator Challenge

Celebrate Valentine’s Day Clifford-style. There will be crafts and games for everyone! Hot dogs, chips and punch will be served. Registration ends Feb. 9. (KD) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y and up & adult

$5(R) / $8(N)

MIN: 20 / MAX: 100

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

50855

Sa

Feb. 11

Noon to 1:30 p.m.

4

Be part of a 5- to 10-member team and compete in relays, obstacle courses, circuits and tug-of-war games. This event is an opportunity for families, co-workers and friends to have fun together – all in the name of fitness! Each team will be assigned a personal trainer as their leader. Sign up as a team or individually. (AA) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

18Y and up

$25 Members / $30 Non-members

MIN: 4 / MAX: 80

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53454

Sa

Feb. 11

4 to 7 p.m.


Special Events

Registration begins Feb. 11

Fox Valley Players: Sonnets and Love Scenes by Shakespeare

Spring Break Talent Show

“If music be the food of love, play on.” Join the Fox Valley Players for an afternoon performance – the perfect Valentine gift! Audience members will enjoy some of the most romantic works by William Shakespeare. Those who register by Feb. 10 will receive a complimentary rose. (KD) Age

Fee

Location

All ages & adult

$5 (ages 3 to 17); $6 (ages 18 & up); Ages 2Y and under free

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

50866

Su

Feb. 12

2 p.m.

MIN: 50 / MAX: 200

Experience and support the talent of the Fox Valley community. Singers, dancers, comedians, jugglers and performers with special skills will show off their talent. Audience members will not perform. Popcorn, snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. Tickets available starting March 5. (KD) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y and up

$4

MIN: 20 / MAX: 200

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52497

Th

March 29

7 to 9 p.m.

Bunny Brunch Parents and their children can enjoy a brunch buffet, music, egg hunt and a visit with the Easter Bunny. Don’t forget to bring a camera! Registration deadline is March 29. (KD)

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

Fr e

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Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Free

Vaughan Athletic Center

Day

Date

Time

Sa

Feb. 18

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Mardi Gras Parade Party Have some Mardi Gras fun! Make a mask and join in a festive indoor parade. Play games to win beads and other prizes, or join in the king cake-eating contest. Additional snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase. Wear a wild costume or a glitzy mask for a chance to win the costume contest. (KD)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

1Y and up & adult

$9(R) / $12(N) adult $8(R) / $10(N) child

MIN: 30 / MAX: 200

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52496

Sa

March 31

10:30 a.m. to noon

Point, Click and Earn: Moonlighting on the Internet Learn ways to make some extra money on the side. “Mashup Mom” and author Rachel Singer Gordon will share her strategies for using the Internet to generate income. She will cover the power of multiple streams of income, work-at-home opportunities and how to avoid scams. The workshop will include a drawing for a copy of the presenter’s book: “Point, Click and Save: Mashup Mom’s Guide to Saving and Making Money Online.” Preregistration is required. (LP)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y and up & adult

$6(R) / $9(N) Age 2Y and under free

MIN: 20 / MAX: 150

Prisco Community Center

16Y and up

$5(R) / $7(N)

MIN: 65 / MAX: 200

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52638

W

April 4

7 to 8:30 p.m.

51970

Tu

Feb. 21

6:30 to 8 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: 300

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53015

W

March 7

7 to 8:30 p.m.

5


Special Events Perform It Series Showcase: ‘The Wizard of Oz’ A performance class will perform songs, dances and short acting scenes from “The Wizard of Oz” in a final showcase. Actors will wear colorful costumes reminiscent of the musical, and audience members can look forward to popular songs such as “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and “Follow the Yellow Brick Road.” (KD) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

All ages

$2

MIN: 10 / MAX: 200

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53827

W

April 11

6:30 to 7:15 p.m.

Spring Voyage to Fun Families can spend some time together on a Voyage to Fun e! with a bike and stroller decorating contest with awards, crafts, class demonstrations to try, races to explore in the E-Fit Room and a bounce house inflatable. Parker, the park district’s fox mascot, will make an appearance. The afternoon ends with some refreshments. (KW)

At Blackberry Farm Blackberry Farm 5K Spring Gallop This CARA-certified run/walk is a great way to kick off the running season and get started 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. New this year: the race will be using the Jaguar chip timing system. An official race T-shirt is included for those who register by noon on March 23; day-of fee applies after that. (SS) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

10Y and up

$24 CARA member / pre-registration $29 CARA member / March 24 to day-of $28 Individual / pre-registration $33 Individual / March 24 to day-of

MIN: 100 / MAX: 600

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

50862

Sa

March 31

8:30 to 10 a.m.

Fr e

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

2Y and up & adult

Free

MIN: 50 / MAX: 200

Eola Community Center

Dad and Daughter Spring Wagon Ride

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52391

Sa

April 21

1 to 3 p.m.

Enjoy a spring night out together at Blackberry Farm. Wagon ride and dinner will be provided. Dinner will include hot dog, chips and drink. After the wagon ride and activities, gather around the campfire for s’mores. Pre-registration is required. When signing up, please use the daughter’s name. Additional children also can be registered. (LB)

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater: ‘Death of a Doornail’ A missing millionaire has invited his close friends to his estate, and they must work together to solve a mysterious murder. An eccentric and suspicious list of characters – including the ex-wife, the spoiled daughter, the nerdy nephew, the grumpy butler, the bitter cook and more – make this a memorable experience. Audience members will enjoy a catered meal before the show, and dessert during intermission. Audiences will have an opportunity to question the characters during the show! Tickets with table assignments will be available at Prisco Community Center beginning March 12. Registration will close April 18 at 4 p.m. (KD)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

5Y to 12Y & adult

$16(R) / $24(N) Couple $8(R) / $12(N) Each additional child

MIN: 20 / MAX: 40

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52730

F

April 20

6 to 8 p.m.

Sheep to Shawl

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y and up

$17 Age 2Y and under free

MIN: 50 / MAX: 200

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52286

Sa

April 21

1 p.m.

Age

Daily Admission

Location

52287

Su

April 22

1 p.m.

All ages

Child/senior: $3.75(R) / $6(N) Adult: $4.25(R) / $7(N)

Blackberry Farm

Day

Date

Time

Sa

May 19

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Junior Theater: ‘Beauty IS a Beast’ Support the talented youth of the community as they perform “Beauty IS a Beast.” Beauty might be beautiful on the outside, but she’s ugly on the inside. See what happens when her fairy godmother turns her inside out. Meet a fun variety of characters including a princess, a prince, peasants and a fairy godmother. Tickets available at Prisco Community Center beginning April 2. (KD) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y and up

$5 Age 2Y and under free

MIN: 50 / MAX: 200

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52291

Sa

May 5

2 p.m.

52292

Su

May 6

2 p.m.

6

See how wool is sheared (it’s like a haircut for sheep) and witness the process that eventually turns that wool into many of the clothing items we wear. Sheep shearing demonstrations are at 1 and 3 p.m. All activities are included with daily admission to Blackberry Farm. (LB)


Special Events At Red Oak Nature Center MapleFest

Earth Day at Red Oak

Watch how maple sap is turned into delicious maple syrup. Fr ee 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)

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

Location

All ages & adults

Free

Red Oak Nature Center

Day

Date

Time

Sa

March 17

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Fr e

e!

Age

Fee

Location

All ages & adults

Free

Red Oak Nature Center

Day

Date

Time

Sa

April 21

1 to 3 p.m.

Around Fox Valley Spring Spruce-up

Flower Power Planting Parties

Scout groups, church groups, students, friends and families are e! 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)

This one-day event is open to all volunteers, 10 years and older, who would like to help beautify their communities. Join Park District greenhouse crews at select sites to put the trowels and shovels to dirt and plant a variety of annuals and perennials, then enjoy the natural beauty all season long! (JC)

Fr e

Age

Fee

Day

Date

Time

All ages

Free

Sa

April 21

9 a.m. to noon

Park/Trail

Street Address

Gilman Trail/Blackberry Farm

100 S. Barnes Road

Montgomery Park

River and Mill streets

North Aurora Island Park

State Street Bridge (south)

O’Donnell Park/Prairie Path

1640 Reckinger Road

South Broadway Park

South Broadway & Marsch Avenue

Waubonsie Creek Park: Montgomery Road & Mair Drive

Fr e

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Age

Fee

Locations

10Y and up

Free

Phillips Park Family Aquatic Center, Splash Country Water Park, Blackberry Farm

Day

Date

Time

Sa

May 12

8 to 11 a.m.

Community-wide Garage Sale Both sellers and buyers can save the date for spring’s popular event held in the Prisco Community Center parking lot. Sellers get two 9-foot-by-18-foot parking spaces and one 8-foot table plus the advertising to bring plenty to 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. (SC) Seller Age

Fee per rental

Class Size

Location

18Y and up

$30(R) / $45(N)

MIN: 15 / MAX: 35

Prisco Community Center parking lot

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

50726

Sa

May 19

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

7


Special Events At the Greenhouse Afternoon Tea at the Greenhouse Stroll the greenhouses, sip a cup of English tea and nibble a delicious scone at this annual afternoon gathering at the Lincoln Park Greenhouse. See the newest varieties of annuals and ornamental grasses before they are moved to summer displays throughout the Park District. (JC)

Fr e

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Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Free

Lincoln Park Greenhouse, 259 S. Russell Ave., Aurora

Day

Date

Time

F

May 18

12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Save the Dates! Perform It Series Showcase: ‘Bye Bye Birdie’

Mid-American Canoe & Kayak Race

A specialized performance class will perform songs, dances and short acting scenes from “Bye Bye Birdie” in a final showcase. Actors will wear colorful costumes reminiscent of the musical, and audience members can look forward to popular songs such as “Put On A Happy Face” and “A Lot of Livin’ to Do.” Tickets for The “Bye Bye Birdie” Showcase are $2. (KD)

Experience the excitement of paddling the scenic Fox River while enjoying this classic tradition that dates back to the 1960s. Paddlers of all ages and abilities are welcome. Two race lengths are offered – with start lines in St. Charles (10 miles) and Batavia (6 miles) – both finishing with a post-race lunch party and awards ceremony at McCullough Park. (JI)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Age

Day

Date

All ages

$2

MIN: 10 / MAX: 200

Prisco Community Center

All ages

Su

June 3

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Barcode

Time

Fee

Starting Location

53829

W

May 23

6:15 to 7:15 p.m.

54123

9 a.m.

St. Charles: Mt. St. Mary’s Park

Summer Stage Presents ‘Footloose’

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

54124

10:30 a.m.

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

Batavia: VFW on Route 25

Based on the 1984 film, “Footloose” tells the musical story of a teenager from Chicago who moves to a small town where music and dancing have been banned. He shakes up the town and helps heal the hurt. The diverse score includes hit songs “Holding out for a Hero,” “Let’s Hear it for the Boy,” “Almost Paradise” and the title song, “Footloose.” Tickets go on sale June 25. (KD)

54127

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

Adult Team: $70 Adult Paddler: $35

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

Age

Location

All ages

Paramount Theatre

Day

Date

Time

F

July 20

7 p.m.

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

Sa

July 21

2 and 7 p.m.

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

Su

July 22

2 p.m.

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

8

Canoe Rental Package: Rental package includes Mid-Am registration for 2 paddlers, lunch, T-shirt, goodie bag, shuttle, canoe rental, paddles and PFDs 54125

9 a.m.

$95

St. Charles: Mt. St. Mary’s Park

54156

10:30 a.m.

$80

Batavia: VFW on Route 25

Kayak Rental Package: Rental package includes Mid-Am registration for 1 paddler, lunch, T-shirt, goodie bag, shuttle, kayak rental, paddle and PFDs 54128

9 a.m.

$55

St. Charles: Mt. St. Mary’s Park

54129

10:30 a.m.

$45

Batavia: VFW on Route 25


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

Yoga 101

Working It Out Together

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. (AA)

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. (AA)

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

Tu/Th

Ongoing

Age

Location

11Y to 13Y & adult

Vaughan Athletic Center

Time

Fee

Days

Time

3:45 to 4:30 p.m.

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

M-F

4:15 to 6:30 p.m.

Sa

7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Su

7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

KidFit Youth Exercise Class KidFit is a youth fitness class designed for kids ages 7 to 11. Fun cardio activities get the kids moving while building self-esteem and helping them adopt a healthy lifestyle. Time and day are subject to change; please refer to the current Vaughan Athletic Center group exercise schedule. (AA) Age

Fee

Location

7Y to 11Y

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

Vaughan Athletic Center

Day

Date

Time

W

Ongoing

4:15 to 4:45 p.m.

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

ZumbAtomic This Zumba program is tailored to active teens. Zumba fuses Latin rhythms and fast-paced dance steps to create a dynamic workout system much like attending a dance party. Zumba uses a variety of styles in its routines including salsa, merengue, cha cha and cumbia steps. Music selections include both fast and slow rhythms to help tone and sculpt the body. (JN) (AA) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

10Y to 15Y

$30(R) / $48(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52697

Th

May 3 to 31

4:15 to 5 p.m.

Age

Fee

Location

7Y to 11Y

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

Vaughan Athletic Center

Age

Fee

Location

Day/Date/Time

11Y and up

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

Vaughan Athletic Center Studio II

Subject to change. Please check current Vaughan group exercise schedule.

Day

Date

Time

Tu

Ongoing

4:15 to 5:15 p.m.

9


Section Wellness Health, Heading& Fitness Wolf Pack Junior Running Club The Wolf Pack Junior Running Club provides a great introduction for younger kids to experience the sport of running for the first time and/or help older kids develop that extra edge they need to excel in competition. The running club focuses on pace, breathing, mechanics, speed, endurance, injury prevention and cross training. The Junior Wolf Pack is available to any school or recreational organization that is 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 assistant area high school coach. (AA) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

7Y to 18Y

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

MIN: 5 / MAX: 30

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Time

Date

53902

M/Th/Su

March 1 to 26

M/Th: 6 to 7 p.m.; Su: 7 to 8 a.m.

53903

M/Th/Su

April 2 to 29

M/Th: 6 to 7 p.m.; Su: 7 to 8 a.m.

53904

M/Th/Su

May 3 to 28

M/Th: 6 to 7 p.m.; Su: 7 to 8 a.m.

10 minutes 30 minutes

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

Fee

Class Size

Location

14Y and up

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

MIN: 5 / MAX: 30

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53905

Tu/Th/Su

March 1 to 27

Tu/Th: 7 to 8 p.m.; Su: 7 to 8 a.m.

53906

Tu/Th/Su

April 3 to 29

Tu/Th: 7 to 8 p.m.; Su: 7 to 8 a.m.

53907

Tu/Th/Su

May 1 to 27

Tu/Th: 7 to 8 p.m.; Su: 7 to 8 a.m.

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 well-being. Visit makingkanefitforkids.org. 10

20 minutes

Always wanted to try a triathlon? Try the Fun-2-Tri!

The indoor event consists of a 10-minute swim, a 30-minute bike ride and a 20-minute run. Sunday, March 25 Check-in from 7 to 8 a.m. Heats start at 8 a.m. $20 Members/$25 Non-members Registration ends March 22 Barcode 52417


Health, Wellness & Fitness For Teens & Adults Slides & Shuffles

The Human Race

Enjoy a workout while learning the hottest line dances, shuffles and slides in this one-of-a-kind class. Step-by-step instructions and great music make the time fly. (AA) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

18Y and up

$45(R) / $55(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 20

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53909

Sa

March 31 to April 28

1 to 3 p.m.

53910

Sa

May 5 to June 2

1 to 3 p.m.

Naturalize Your Exercise Get that heart rate up and power walk through the woods while enjoying its sights and sounds. No equipment is necessary. Classes meet every other week. (MG) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

16Y and up

$30(R) / $45(R)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53053

Sa

March 3, 17 and 31

1 to 2:30 p.m.

53054

Su

March 4, 18 and April 1

9 to 10:30 a.m.

54146

Sa

April 14, 28 and May 12

1 to 2:30 p.m.

54147

Su

April 15, 29 and May 13

9 to 10:30 a.m.

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

Fee

Location

All ages

$25 online before April 15 ($30 after) $30 offline before April 15 ($35 after); $35 on race day

Danada Forest Preserve, Naperville Road, Naperville

Day

Date

Time

Sa

April 21

9 a.m.

Metabolic Circuit Training – Indoors Participants will utilize some of the same tools seen on The Biggest Loser, such as the kettlebell, ropes and TRX. 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

52695

Sa

April 7 to May 5

10 to 11 a.m.

52696

Sa

May 12 to June 9

10 to 11 a.m.

gladiator challenge vaughan athletic center

mmxii 2012

Fun-2-Tri Mini-Triathon Always wanted to try a triathlon but felt a little intimidated? Test endurance by participating in this mini-version of a triathlon. The park district’s fourth annual Fun-2-Tri indoor mini-triathlon will consist of a 10-minute swim, 30-minute bike and 20-minute run – all held indoors at the Vaughan Athletic Center. (AA) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

18Y and up

$20 Members / $25 Non-members

MIN: 5 / MAX: 40

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52147

Su

March 25

Check-in: 7 to 8 a.m.; Heats start: 8 a.m.

Check it out! Check out Self-Defense for Women on page 65

Saturday, Feb. 11 (XI) 4 to 7 p.m. Ages 18 and up $25 Member / $30 Non-member

Be a part of a 10-member team and compete in relays, obstacle courses, circuits and tug-of-war games. This fun event is a perfect team building opportunity for families, co-workers and friends. Sign up as a team or individually. Barcode 53454

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Health, Section Wellness Heading& Fitness For Adults Best of Yoga

Taiji Quan

Target every muscle and joint in the body, with the first 40 minutes of each session devoted to a yang series of poses to increase strength and flexibility. Then move to yin (cool) yoga that targets connective tissues, allowing the body to rebuild the spine and hips. All poses can be modified to suit anyone at any stage of development. Instructor Maureen Fogerty is certified and Yoga Alliance trained. No class March 25 and May 13. (JHP)

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. No class March 26 and 28. (KJ)

Age

Class Size

Location

Age

1-Night Fee

2-Night Fee

Class Size

Location

21Y and up

MIN: 7 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

18Y and up

$30(R) / $45(N)

$50(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 3 / MAX: 25

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

53546

$35(R) / $45(N)

Su

March 4 to April 15

9 to 10:15 a.m.

53552

$30(R) / $40(N)

Su

April 22 to May 27

9 to 10:15 a.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!

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52988

M or W or M/W

Feb. 27 to April 4

7 to 7:30 p.m.

52990

M or W or M/W

Feb. 27 to April 11

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

52989

M or W or M/W

April 16 to May 23

7 to 7:30 p.m.

52991

M or W or M/W

April 16 to May 23

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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

1-Night Fee

2-Night Fee

Class Size

Location

18Y and up

$40(R) / $60(N)

$80(R) / $120(N)

MIN: 3 / MAX: 15

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52980

M or Th or M/Th

March 5 to 29

9:45 to 10:45 a.m.

52981

M or Th or M/Th

April 2 to 26

9:45 to 10:45 a.m.

Barre Burn Achieve the strong, long and lean look of a dancer’s body in this barre workout featuring low-impact, total-body conditioning. Achieve a ballet-inspired body by combining Pilates training techniques with light handweights and classic ballet movements to sculpt upper and lower body. This program is suitable for all levels. (AA) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

16Y and up

$80(R) / $96(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 25

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53913

M/W

April 2 to May 23

8 to 9 a.m.

53912

Th/Su

April 5 to May 27

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

X-FIT Training X-FIT Training is a highly productive workout program that combines moderate to intense cardiovascular training with explosive weight training and calisthenics (body weight exercises). This extremely challenging workout delivers impressive results that are immediately noticeable. The class is free with a fitness membership. (AA)

12

Age

Fee

Location

Day

16Y and up

Free with Fitness Membership

Vaughan Athletic Center

Daily exercises are posted on X-FIT board in the fitness area


Health, Wellness & Fitness For Active Adults Hatha Yoga for Active Adults

Exercise for Ages 55 & Better

Hatha Yoga is for beginner and experienced students, with the focus of development a personal practice. Every pose can be modified for any level. Practicing postures, breathing and relaxation techniques will reduce stress, increase flexibility and strengthen the body, balance the body, mind and emotions. This class is a combination of both Hatha and Yin Yoga practices. No class the last week of March. (JHP)

Low-impact aerobics, light resistance training and flexibility work can help participants gain stamina and strength for daily activities. This program is taught by certified group exercise instructor Lynda Carr. No class the last week of March and May 28. (JHP)

Age

1-Day Fee

2-Day Fee

Class Size

Location

55Y and up

$35(R) / $45(N)

$50(R) / $60(N)

MIN: 7 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53478

M or Th or M/Th

Feb. 13 to March 22

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

53539

M or Th or M/Th

April 2 to May 10

M: 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Th: 8:30 to10 a.m.

Zumba Gold for 50 & Better This is a unique exercise class choreographed for active older adults and/or 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. Instructor Regina Rahman is certified in Zumba Basic 1 and Zumba Gold as well as AFAA certified. No class the last week of March. (JHP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

50Y and up

$35(R) / $41(N)

MIN: 10 / MAX: 20

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53458

M/W

Feb. 20 to April 4

11 a.m. to noon

53459

M/W

April 9 to May 16

11 a.m. to noon

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

55Y and up

$23(R) / $35(N)

MIN: 35 / MAX: 45

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53460

M/W/F

March 5 to April 20

8:30 to 9:15 a.m.

53461

M/W/F

April 23 to June 8

8:30 to 9:15 a.m.

Gentle Yoga for Active Adults Learn the benefits of yoga: improved flexibility and mobility as well as an increased range of movement to help reduce common aches and pains. Yoga also helps in reducing stress and enhancing relaxation. This class can be done on the floor with a mat or in a chair, whichever is most comfortable. Please bring a mat to class. All other equipment is provided. Register for either one or two days a week. Instructor is Neeta Mohanty. No class the last week of March. (JHP) Age

1-Day Fee

2-Day Fee

Class Size

Location

50Y and up

$30(R) / $40(N)

$45(R) / $55(N)

MIN: 7 / MAX: 15

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52557

Tu or F or Tu/F

March 6 to April 20

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

52558

Tu or F or Tu/F

April 24 to June 1

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

Chair-Seated Exercise/Yoga for Active Adults

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. No class the last week of March. (JHP)

This seated-chair exercise class focuses on strength training, stability, yoga, deep breathing and light weights. This is a great program for those whose balance might not be good or anyone who can’t stand for an extended period of time but would like to get some exercise. Instructor is Neeta Mohanty. No class last week of March. (JHP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

55Y and up

$30(R) / $40(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 15

Prisco Community Center

Age

1-Day Fee

2-Day Fee

Class Size

Location

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

55Y and up

$15(R) / $21(N)

$23(R) / $29(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 20

Prisco Community Center

53540

W

March 14 to April 25

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

53541

W

May 2 to June 6

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52559

Tu or Th or Tu/Th

Feb. 28 to April 12

10:30 to 11 a.m.

52560

Tu or Th or Tu/Th

April 17 to May 24

10:30 to 11 a.m.

Check it out! Check out the full line-up of aquatics fitness and health programs on pages 35, 36 and 37

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Health, Wellness & Fitness E-Fit Room

Golden Foxes

Walking Club Fr e

e!

The spring walking incentive runs through March 1. Everyone walks on their own schedule and tracks their own hours for a contest. Call Jennifer at 630-859-8606 for information.

E-Fit Interactive Boot Camp This interactive-style fitness training in the E-Fit room encompasses a variety of workout techniques, combined with the high-tech Sportwall and XerDance systems. Dress in comfortable clothing. (KJ) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

8Y to 13Y

$42(R) / $63(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 20

Eola Community Center

Golden Foxes Walking Club Spring Schedule

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Group

The club meets and walks at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesdays. If the weather is too cold or rainy, then the group walks inside at Prisco. On Thursdays, club members have the option to walk the Fox River Trail near the Prisco Community Center at 8:30 a.m. We will be starting a new check-in system for the Tuesday walks is starting. More information and check-in cards will be distributed at the spring potluck on March 6. (JHP)

52921

Th

April 5 to May 3

7 to 8 p.m.

Girls

52922

Th

April 5 to May 3

6 to 7 p.m.

Boys

MARCH

APRIL

MAY

6-Lincoln

3-New Haven

1-Gilman

13-Mastodon

10-Montgomery

8-Waubonsie

20-Gilman

17-Lincoln

15-New Haven

27-Waubonsie

24-Mastodon

22-Montgomery 29-Lincoln

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

Golden Foxes Spring Potluck Fr e

e!

J oin the annual spring potluck where top walkers from the winter walking contest will be recognized and the spring walking schedule will be distributed. Bring a dish to pass. (JHP)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

55Y and up

Free

MIN: 15 / MAX: 50

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52488

Tu

March 6

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

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Group Rentals & Team Outings $6 per guest

Bring your group or team to the E-Fit Interactive Fitness Room for a unique gaming and fitness experience! An E-Fit attendant will lead relay races and activities on the Sportwall, XerDance Dance Pads, Climbing Wall and Wii. 11/2 hour private use of E-Fit Room and activity leader (Min. 12 / Max. 30)

Call 630-851-8990 to reserve a date


Interactive Fitness Room

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.

P

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

Buy

E-Fit Equipment: Ages 5 & up Guitars, drums & microphone

Air Hockey Table 3-Point Throw Down Basketball Game Nintendo Wii

Wii Fit, Wii Dance, Mario Kart, DJ Hero, Wii Sports Resort and Wii Play

XerDance Dance Pads

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 nd hda y Ava Partie ilab s Call le 630 -851 -89 for m ore 90 info 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

$4 per hour (age 5 & up) $2 per hour (age 4 & under) Day M/W Tu Sa

52-inch LCD TV with Guitar Hero Aerosmith and World Tour Complete Band

Dance/cardio workout includes 150 song selections

Drop-In Hours Time 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

E-Fit Playgroups $2 per hour (age 5 & under) A time to socialize for children and parents in a safe and fun environment Day M/W

Time 9 a.m. to noon*

*Climbing Wall and Sportwall Training System not available during this time.

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


register online at foxvalleyparkdistrict.org Pre-registration

On or before noon on March 23

$28; Cara Members $24

5K

Spring gallop

Saturday, March 31 8:30 a.m.

Blackberry farm

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

MarCH 24 to Day-of registration $33; Cara Members $29

ages 10 & up Barcode 50862 New this year – Jaguar chip timing system! This CARA-certified 5K run/walk is a great way to kick off the running season. The race is held at Blackberry Farm on a course that combines the paved Virgil Gilman Trail and a scenic loop around picturesque Lake Gregory. All pre-registered runners are guaranteed a T-shirt.


Fox Tracks Rewards Program for Fox Force Volunteers

How It Works • R ewards are given for total hours volunteered from: March 1 to May 31 June 1 to August 31 September 1 to November 30 December 1 to February 29 • F ox Force volunteers can track volunteer hours on a form available at foxvalleyparkdistrict.org • H ave a program or parks supervisor sign the form each time you volunteer • R edeem your form after May 31 for a reward at the end of the season based on the total number of hours volunteered:

30 hours: Volunteer Visor

20 hours: Reusable Insulated Bag

10 hours: To-go Hand Sanitizer

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


Open Gym Schedule Open gym is available at the Vaughan Athletic Center or the Prisco and Eola Community Centers. Times listed are subject to change to accommodate leagues and programs. Players must obtain a Park District ID to participate in open gym programs. Vaughan Athletic Center

Get in the game!

Sports

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

Noon to 2 p.m.

Adult Open Basketball

$4(R) / $5(N)

18Y and up W

6:30 to 9 p.m.

Eola Community Center

For updated schedules, call 630-851-8990. Description

Fee Per Visit

Adult Open Badminton

$4(R) / $5(N)

18Y and up Tu/Su

Ages

Day

Time Tu: 8:15 to 10 p.m. Su: 7:30 to 11 a.m.

Adult Open Volleyball

$4(R) / $5(N)

18Y and up M

6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Adult Open Basketball

$4(R) / $5(N)

18Y and up W/F

6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Adult Open Table Tennis

$4(R) / $5(N)

18Y and up W/F

6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Youth Open 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.

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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

3:30 to 5 p.m.

Adult Open Basketball

$4(R) / $5(N)

18Y and up

Sa

1 to 3:30 p.m.

Adult Open Volleyball

$4(R) / $5(N)

18Y and up

F

6:30 to 9 p.m.

Adult Open Badminton

$4(R) / $5(N)

18Y and up

Sa

8 to 10 a.m.


Sports General Sports Boxing Training

Inline and Quad Skating Lessons

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. Preregistration is required. (RM)

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 times with their kids for free! Participants may stay to skate during the Saturday public session immediately following class at no additional charge. (KW)

Fr e

e!

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Age

Fee

Location

8Y to 17Y

Free

MIN: 1 / MAX: 200

Copley II Gym

4Y and up

$46(R) / $69(N)

Aurora Skate Center, 34W113 Montgomery Road

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53663

M-Th

March 5 to June 28

5 to 8 p.m.

53664

M-Th

March 5 to June 28

5 to 8 p.m.

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

Fee

Class Size

Location

4Y to 11Y

$60(R) / $90(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 20

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52642

M

March 5 to April 16

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

52643

Tu

March 6 to April 17

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Sports Just For Fun This supervised program keeps kids engaged in safe and fun activities, playing soccer, basketball and T-ball. (RM)

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

52540

Sa

March 31 to May 5

Noon to 1 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 15

52541

Sa

May 12 to June 16

Noon to 1 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 15

Multi-Sports Little superstars can learn the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship while instructors attempt to spark an interest in kids 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. (KW) (JR) (RM) Class Size

Fee

Location

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

$66(R) / $99(N)

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

53086

Sa

April 7 to May 19

2:45 to 3:45 p.m.

4Y to 6Y

53083

Tu

April 10 to May 22

11 to 11:45 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

53084

Th

April 12 to May 24

9:15 to 10 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

53085

Th

April 12 to May 24

10 to 11 a.m.

4Y to 6Y

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 4Y

$66(R) / $99(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 16

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52538

M

April 9 to May 21

10 to 10:45 a.m.

52539

W

April 11 to May 23

10:45 to 11:30 a.m.

Class Size

Fee

Location

MIN: 8 / MAX: 30

$35(R) / $70(N)

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

53700

M/F

March 5 to April 20

1:45 to 2:30 p.m.

4Y to 6Y

53699

Tu/Th

March 6 to April 19

1 to 1:45 p.m.

4Y to 6Y

53701

Tu/Th

March 6 to April 19

1:45 to 2:30 p.m.

7Y to 10Y

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

53702

Tu/Th

March 6 to April 19

2:30 to 3:15 p.m.

7Y to 10Y

3Y to 5Y

$66(R) / $99(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53972

M

April 9 to May 21

11 a.m. to noon

53973

W

April 11 to May 23

10 to 11 a.m.

Youth Dodgeball Teams of up to 10 people compete 6-on-6 throwing six 8.5-inch rubber-coated foam balls at the opposing team. The seven-week league includes a single-elimination postseason tourney. Trophies will be awarded to the top teams. Teams are welcome but players must register individually. Team players must be in the applicable grade level. (RM) Fee

Class Size

Location

$25(R) / $50(N)

MIN: 12 / MAX: 40

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Grade

53688

Th

March 15 to May 3

6 to 9 p.m.

5 and 6

53689

Th

March 15 to May 3

6 to 9 p.m.

7 and 8

Thanks! We appreciate all of our volunteers! Thank you to all of our many volunteers who have given of their time and talent during the winter. We appreciate all the people who volunteered as coaches, program volunteers, at special events and at all other activities that time and talent was given. 19


Sports Parent-Tot Sports

Floor Hockey

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. (KW) (JR) (RM)

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. (JR) (KW) Class Size

Fee

Location

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

$66(R) / $99(N)

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

53094

W

April 11 to May 23

6 to 7 p.m.

6Y to 8Y

53095

Th

April 12 to May 24

11 a.m. to noon

4Y to 6Y

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

2Y to 3Y & adult

$66(R) / $99(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53082

Sa

April 7 to May 19

8:30 to 9:15 a.m.

53081

Tu

April 10 to May 22

6 to 6:45 p.m.

Age

Fee

Location

2Y to 3Y & adult

$66(R) / $99(N)

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

52520

Sa

April 7 to May 19

8:30 to 9:15 a.m.

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

52521

Tu

April 10 to May 22

9:15 to 10 a.m.

MIN: 6 / MAX: 16

52522

F

April 13 to May 25

9:15 to 10 a.m.

MIN: 6 / MAX: 16

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

2Y to 3Y & adult

$66(R) / $99(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Prisco Community Center

53668

Tu

April 17 to May 15

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53974

W

April 11 to May 23

9:15 to 10 a.m.

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.

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Fencing This program is for both new and experienced fencing students. Students will learn about basic attacks and defenses while learning 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

Fee

Class Size

Location

7Y to 12Y & adult

Child: $55(R) / $82(N) Adult: $28(R) / $41(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 16

Prisco Community Center

Table Tennis Circuit League Check out the new tables and compete in this circuit league. The league is divided up into recreational and competitive skill levels to allow participants to engage in friendly competition or play competitively. Players must bring their own paddle. Prizes will be given to the top three places in this six-week league. (KJ) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

15Y and up

$40(R) / $60(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 32

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Skill Level

53007

Tu

April 24 to May 29

8 to 10 p.m.

Recreational

53008

Tu

April 24 to May 29

8 to 10 p.m.

Competitive


Sports Ready, aim

Archery

Hut, hut!

Football

Archery I

Arena Flag Football

Learn proper techniques on how to handle and shoot a bow and arrow. Equipment is provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own. Archery I is required to continue on in Archery II or 3-D Archery classes. Register at least three working days before the start of the first class. This program is taught by master coach and national champion archer Bill Berger. (MG)

This class is designed to teach and enhance skills. Proper techniques of passing, receiving, blocking and positive play are highly stressed, but the main objective is to have fun. This class is taught by All Star Sports Instruction staff. (JR) Fee

Class Size

Location

$66(R) / $99(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Vaughan Athletic Center

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

8Y and up

$24(R) / $36(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Lippold Outdoor Recreation Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

53097

Th

April 12 to May 24

4 to 5 p.m.

4Y to 7Y

53099

Th

April 12 to June 7

6 to 7 p.m.

8Y to 10Y

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53063

Th

March 1 to 22

6 to 7 p.m.

53062

W

March 7 to 28

6 to 7 p.m.

Quarterback Skills Training

53064

W

April 4 to 25

6 to 7 p.m.

53065

Th

April 5 to 26

6 to 7 p.m.

Nationally recognized quarterback coach Steve Gregory of Quarterback Farm will introduce players to proven quarterback training methods designed to improve quarterback footwork, accuracy, and position knowledge. There is a $5 discount for siblings. (KJ)

53066

W

May 2 to 23

6 to 7 p.m.

53067

Th

May 3 to 24

6 to 7 p.m.

Class Size

Fee

Location

Archery II

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

$125(R) / $175(N)

Eola Community Center

Learn more about shooting styles, competitive rounds and how to correct errors. Participants must complete Archery I before signing up for this program. Register at least three working days before the start of the first class. This program is taught by master coach and national champion archer Bill Berger. (MG)

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

52919

Sa

April 7 to June 9

5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

8Y to 10Y

52920

Sa

April 7 to June 9

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

11Y to 14Y

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

8Y and up

$24(R) / $36(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Lippold Outdoor Recreation Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53068

W

March 7 to 28

7 to 8 p.m.

53069

W

April 4 to 25

7 to 8 p.m.

53070

W

May 2 to 23

7 to 8 p.m.

3-D Archery Shoot at 3-D foam animals in this archery class. Participants must complete Archery I before signing up for this program. Register at least three working days before the start of the first class. This program is taught by master coach and national champion archer Bill Berger. (MG) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

8Y and up

$37(R) / $45(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Lippold Outdoor Recreation Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53059

M

March 5 to 26

6 to 7 p.m.

53060

M

April 2 to 23

6 to 7 p.m.

53061

M

May 7 to 28

6 to 7 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

Fox Valley Gators Youth Football and Cheerleading League foxvalleygatorsyfl.com

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Baseball Affiliates

Softball & T-Ball

Baseball

The Fox Valley Park District is affiliated with communitybased organizations providing instruction and competition. Aurora Boys Baseball auroraboysbaseball.com

Aurora Pony League auroraponyleague.com

Aurora Fastpitch Softball aurorafastpitch.org

Aurora Travel Baseball auroratravelbaseball.org

Aurora Girls Softball aagsoftball.com

North Aurora Baseball eteamz.com/NABA

Aurora Legion League auroralegionleague.com

Wheatland Athletic Organization waasports.org

Aurora Neighborhood Baseball waysidecross.org

Lil’ Sluggers T-Ball

Baseball I & II

Kids learn the basics of baseball in a fun and safe environment with no standing around. Throwing, catching, hitting and fielding are taught as well as 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. (JR) (KW) (RM)

Kids can learn the basic baseball fundamentals of throwing, hitting, fielding and running the bases. Participants must have attended at least two previous Lil’ Sluggers T-Ball classes. These programs are taught by All Star Sports Instruction staff. (KW)

Location

Class Size

Fee

Vaughan Athletic Center

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

$66(R) / $99(N)

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

52502

Sa

April 7 to May 12

9:15 to 10 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

52503

Sa

April 7 to May 12

10 to 11 a.m.

4Y to 6Y

52500

Tu

April 10 to May 15

4 to 4:45 p.m.

3Y to 4Y

52501

Tu

April 10 to May 15

4:45 to 5:45 p.m.

4Y to 6Y

Location

Fee

Eola Community Center

$66(R) / $99(N)

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

Class Size

52524

Sa

April 7 to May 19

11 to 11:45 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

52525

M

April 9 to May 21

9:15 to 10 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 16

52526

Th

April 12 to May 24

10:15 to 11 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 16

52528

Tu

April 10 to May 22

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

3Y to 6Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

52529

W

April 11 to May 23

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

3Y to 6Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 16

52527

Tu

April 10 to May 22

4 to 5 p.m.

4Y to 6Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

52523

Th

April 12 to May 24

9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

4Y to 6Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 16

52575

F

April 13 to May 25

1 to 2 p.m.

4Y to 6Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 16

Age

Class Size

Fee

Location

6Y to 8Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

$66(R) / $99(N)

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52571

Tu

April 10 to May 22

5 to 6 p.m.

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

Location

Class Size

Fee

Prisco Community Center

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

$66(R) / $99(N)

Type

Rate

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

Residents

$20 per hour per cage

53975

W

April 11 to May 21

11 a.m. to noon

3Y to 5Y

Non-residents

$25 per hour per cage

53976

Th

April 12 to May 24

10:45 to 11:30 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

Commercial residents

$30 per hour per cage

Commercial non-residents

$35 per hour per cage

Call the community centers for specific hours.

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Baseball

Leagues T-Ball Instructional League

Softball/Co-Rec League

This 10-week instructional league teaches the fundamentals required for aspiring young players to develop solid baseball skills. Players will be practicing skills and playing games. Players will receive T-shirts; a picture day will be scheduled as well. Parent coaches are needed to assist. (KJ)

This Saturday afternoon league accommodates players of all skill levels while providing and opportunity for men and women to enjoy one of summer’s most beloved sports. Umpires will be provided. A doubleelimination playoff will be held after the regular season with trophies awarded to the team champions. Games will be played at the Eola Community Center. (KJ)

Age

Class Size

Fee

5Y to 6Y

MIN: 20 / MAX: 60

$60(R) / $90(N)

Age

Class Size

Fee per team (10 to 12 players)

Location

18Y and up

MIN: 8 / MAX: 16

$475(R) / $10 extra for each non-resident

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Location

52914

Sa

April 14 to June 16

10:30 a.m. to noon

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Game Timeframe

52915

Sa

April 14 to June 16

1 to 2:30 p.m.

Stuart Sports Complex

52928

Sa

April 21 to Aug. 8

Noon to 4 p.m.

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

Location

$25

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Game Timeframe

Age

Class Size

53676

Sa

March 3 to April 14

Noon to 4 p.m.

7Y to 8Y: Rookie

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

53677

Sa

March 3 to April 14

Noon to 4 p.m.

9Y to 10Y: Minors

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

53679

Sa

March 3 to April 14

Noon to 4 p.m.

11Y to 12Y: Majors

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

53680

Sa

March 3 to April 14

4 to 6 p.m.

13Y to 14Y: Pony

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

52644

W

March 7 to April 25

6:30 to 9 p.m.

18Y and up

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Softball/Men’s 12-inch League This league has something for everyone. Teams are grouped in divisions based upon level of play, creating competition between teams of equal ability levels. Umpires will be provided. A double-elimination playoff will be held after the regular season with trophies awarded to the team champions. Games will be played at both the Eola Community Center and Stuart Sports Complex. A meeting for team captains will be held at 7 p.m. on April 4 at Eola. (KJ) Age

Class Size

Fee per team (10 to 12 players)

Location

18Y and up

MIN: 8 / MAX: 16

$875(R) / $10 extra for each non-resident

Eola Community Center or Stuart Sports Complex

Barcode

Day

Division

Date

Game Timeframe

52923

M

A

April 16 to Aug. 8

6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

52924

Tu

B

April 17 to Aug. 9

6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

52925

W

C

April 18 to Aug. 10

6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

52926

Th

D

April 19 to Aug. 11

6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Softball 50 and Better Open Play This Saturday 12-inch softball league is an open play league. Participants will be paired up each game day randomly to maximize competitiveness. The cost is for seven game days. Games will be self-umpired by participants. (KJ) Age

Class Size

Fee per player

Location

50Y and up

MIN: 20 / MAX: 40

$50(R) / $75(N)

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52929

Sa

April 21 to June 2

2 to 4 p.m.

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Slam dunk!

Basketball Basketball Youth League

Basketball II

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 taught. Each team will have a one-hour practice during the week and a one-hour game on Saturdays. The practice days and times are up to the coaches’ discretion and will be decided once teams are picked. The basketball size and rim height will be age-appropriate. Players will be placed on teams by park district staff and coaches through a pre-season draft; all registrants will make a team. Draft times on April 7 are: ages 5 and 6 from 8 to 9:30 a.m.; ages 7 and 8 from 9:45 to 11:15 a.m.; ages 9 and 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and ages 11 and 12 from 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. Volunteer coaches are needed. No games April 14 or 28. (KJ)

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

Fee

Date

Location

$46(R) / $69(N)

April 7 to June 9

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Game Timeframe

Age

Class Size

52909

Sa

8 to 10 a.m.

5Y to 6Y

MIN: 20 / MAX: 60

52910

Sa

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

7Y to 8Y

MIN: 20 / MAX: 80

Class Size

Fee

Location

MIN: 6 / MAX: 16

$66(R) / $99(N)

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

52448

M

April 9 to May 21

5 to 6 p.m.

6Y to 8Y

52449

M

April 9 to May 21

6 to 7 p.m.

8Y to 10Y

Lil Pint Hoops Children are introduced to the game of basketball. Players learn the basic skills of dribbling, passing, shooting and defense. Real games teach the importance of teamwork. This program is taught by All Star Sports Instruction staff. (JR) (KW) (RM) Age

Class Size

Fee

Location

4Y to 6Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

$66(R) / $99(N)

Vaughan Athletic Center

52911

Sa

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

9Y to 10Y

MIN: 20 / MAX: 80

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52912

Sa

1 to 4 p.m.

11Y to 12Y

MIN: 20 / MAX: 60

53088

Sa

April 7 to May 19

11 a.m. to noon

53087

M

April 9 to May 21

4 to 5 p.m.

Class Size

Fee

Location

MIN: 6 / MAX: 16

$66(R) / $99(N)

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

52519

W

April 11 to May 23

9:15 to 10 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

52518

Th

April 12 to May 24

11 to 11:45 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

52574

F

April 13 to May 25

10:45 to 11:45 a.m.

4Y to 6Y

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 Wilson at ewilson@fvpd.net

Class Size

Fee

Location

MIN: 6 / MAX: 16

$66(R) / $99(N)

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

53970

M

April 9 to May 21

10 to 11 a.m.

3Y to 5Y

53971

Th

April 12 to May 24

10 to 10:45 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

Check it out! Check out basketball camp on page 75 and Open Gym on page 18

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Score!

Soccer Futsal I

Tiny Kickers

Futsal is a skill to develop indoor soccer game skills, demanding quick reflexes, fast thinking, and pin-point passing. It is an exciting game for children as well as adults. Futsal is played with a special low-bounce ball, requiring players to use their skills rather than the ball’s bounce to propel it. This program is designed to increase the overall ability to handle the soccer ball under a variety of circumstances that will challenge their knowledge of the game under a fun and positive way. This program is taught by All Star Sports Instruction staff. (JR) (KW)

This program is designed to teach children the soccer basics of dribbling, passing and shooting through fun games. This program is taught by All Star Sports Instruction staff. (KW) (JR)

Class Size

Fee

MIN: 6 / MAX: 16

$66(R) / $99(N)

Location

Fee

Eola Community Center

$66(R) / $99(N)

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

Class Size

52536

Sa

April 7 to May 19

9:15 to 10 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 25

52534

M

April 9 to May 21

10:45 to 11:30 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 16

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

Location

52535

W

April 11 to May 23

10 to 10:45 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 16

52572

M

April 9 to May 21

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

3Y to 6Y

Eola Community Center

52537

F

April 13 to May 25

10 to 10:45 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 16

52531

Th

April 12 to May 24

3 to 3:45 p.m.

3Y to 6Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 16

5 to 6 p.m.

6Y to 8Y

52532

Sa

April 7 to May 19

10 to 11 a.m.

4Y to 6Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 16

52533

Tu

April 10 to May 22

10 to 11 a.m.

4Y to 6Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 16

52530

F

April 13 to May 25

2 to 3 p.m.

4Y to 6Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 16

53100 52573

W Th

April 11 to May 23 April 12 to May 24

5 to 6 p.m.

6Y to 8Y

Vaughan Athletic Center Eola Community Center

Soccer II & III Cover the same basics as Level I with more specific training and coaching. Participants will learn about game situations and how to spread out and call for the ball, positioning and teamwork. Fun games keep everyone learning and moving. Bring shin guards and a soccer ball. These programs are taught by All Star Sports Instruction staff. (JR) (KW)

Class Size

Fee

Location

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

$66(R) / $99(N)

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

53092

Sa

April 7 to May 19

1 to 2 p.m.

4Y to 6Y

53093

Sa

April 7 to May 19

2 to 2:45 p.m.

3Y to 4Y

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

53089

Tu

April 10 to May 22

9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

4Y to 6Y

4Y to 6Y

$66(R) / $99(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Eola Community Center

53090

Tu

April 10 to May 22

10:15 to 11 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

53091

W

April 11 to May 23

4 to 5 p.m.

4Y to 6Y

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52570

Th

April 12 to May 24

4 to 5 p.m.

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 630-375-7459 2112 W. Galena Blvd, Suite 8-296, Aurora 60506 Wheatland Athletic Association: waasports.org or 630-978-2855 2323 Liberty St., Aurora 60502 Registrations are now handled by these groups directly.

Class Size

Fee

Location

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

$66(R) / $99(N)

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

53964

M

April 9 to May 21

9:15 to 10 a.m.

3Y to 5Y

53965

Th

April 12 to May 24

10 to 10:45 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

53966

Tu

April 12 to May 24

11:30 to 12:30 p.m.

4Y to 6Y

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

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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 March 26 to April 1, April 8 and 26 to 29. (BSV)

QuickStart Orange Stage uses a modified lower compression ball that is 50 percent slower than a regulation ball. Participants learn more detailed forehand and backhand progressions, rallying on a 60-foot court, serve and return, volleys, extended format competition and scoring. Players need to bring their own racket. No class March 26 to April 1, April 8 and 26 to 29. (BSV)

Age

Class Size

Location

4Y to 6Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

53209

$120(R) / $180(N)

M

March 5 to May 21

3:30 to 4:15 p.m.

53210

$120(R) / $180(N)

M

March 5 to May 21

4:15 to 5 p.m.

53211

$98(R) / $148(N)

Sa

March 10 to May 19

8:30 to 9:15 a.m.

Age

Location

6Y to 7Y

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

53217

$165(R) / $248(N)

W

March 7 to May 23

4 to 5 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 16

53219

$150(R) / $225(N)

F

March 9 to May 25

4 to 5 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 16

53218

$135(R) / $203(N)

Sa

March 10 to May 19

8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 24

Tennis Lessons: QuickStart Red Stage QuickStart Red Stage uses an oversized, lower compression red ball that is easier to hit with a lower bounce. Participants learn racket and ball control, sending and receiving with a partner, rally skills on a 36foot court and short-format competitive games. Players need to bring their own racket. No class March 26 to April 1, April 8 and 26 to 29. (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. No class March 26 to April 1, April 8 and 26 to 29. (BSV)

Age

Class Size

Location

4Y to 6Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Vaughan Athletic Center

Age

Location Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

8Y to 10Y

53213

$120(R) / $180(N)

M

March 5 to May 21

4 to 5 p.m.

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

53214

$150(R) / $225(N)

Th

March 8 to May 24

4 to 5 p.m.

53226

$165(R) / $248(N)

Tu

March 6 to May 22

4 to 5 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 16

53212

$135(R) / $203(N)

Sa

March 10 to May 19

8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

53227

$150(R) / $225(N)

F

March 9 to May 25

4 to 5 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 16

53225

$135(R) / $203(N)

Sa

March 10 to May 19

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 24

Check it out! Check out the Vaughan Tennis Center on page 127

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Tennis Tennis Lessons: QuickStart Performance

Tennis Lessons: Youth Beginner Indoors

Players who stand out in QuickStart classes with their athleticism, focus and form can expand their skills. Participants will learn serve and return, volleys, approaching the net, singles and doubles play, scoring and etiquette. Players will be notified by the coaching staff if they qualify. No class March 26 to April 1, April 8 and 26 to 29. (BSV)

This program is designed for players who have had limited or no previous instruction. It will cover the technique basics for serves, forehands, backhands and volleys. Scoring and point play will be introduced. No class March 26 to April 1, April 8 and 26 to 29. (BSV)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

5Y to 7Y

$135(R) / $203(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 8

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53231

Sa

March 10 to May 19

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Tennis Lessons: P3 The P3 program is for players who have demonstrated a high level of skill, athleticism and drive to make tennis their No. 1 sport. Players are taking private lessons and are playing one tournament per month. Approval is needed for entry. No class March 26 to April 1, April 8 and 26 to 29. (BSV)

Age

Class Size

Location

11Y to 13Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

53279

$165(R) / $248(N)

M

March 5 to May 21

5 to 6 p.m.

53278

$120(R) / $180(N)

Su

March 11 to May 20

1 to 2 p.m.

Tennis Lessons: High School Beginner These lessons are for junior players who have had limited or no previous instruction. All stroke fundamentals will be covered as well as an introduction to competitive play. No class March 26 to April 1, 8 and 26 to 29. (BSV)

Age

Class Size

Location

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

7Y to 9Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Vaughan Athletic Center

14Y to 18Y

$120(R) / $180(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53233

$227(R) / $329(N)

W

March 7 to May 23

4 to 5:30 p.m.

53280

Su

March 11 to May 20

1 to 2 p.m.

53234

$220(R) / $319(N)

Su

March 11 to May 20

2 to 4 p.m.

Tennis Lessons: D3

Tennis Lessons: P2 This program is for the competitive junior player. Players must have a Midwest ranking or attempting to achieve one. Players should be competing two times per month in local and regional tournaments. Approval is needed for entry. No class March 26 to April 1, April 8 and 26 to 29. (BSV) Age

Class Size

Location

10Y to 14Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

53245

$302(R) / $438(N)

M

March 5 to May 21

4 to 6 p.m.

53243

$302(R) / $438(N)

Tu

March 6 to May 22

4 to 6 p.m.

53241

$275(R) / $398(N)

Th

March 8 to May 24

4 to 6 p.m.

53239

$220(R) / $319(N)

Su

March 11 to May 20

4 to 6 p.m.

Tennis Lessons: P1 The P1 program is aimed at competitive junior players with a national ranking or top 100 Midwest ranking. Players at this level are training 20-plus hours per week. Approval is needed for entry. No class March 26 to April 1, April 8 and 26 to 29. (BSV) Age

Class Size

Location

10Y to 14Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 16

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

53247

$302(R) / $438(N)

Tu

March 6 to May 22

6 to 8 p.m.

53249

$302(R) / $438(N)

W

March 7 to May 23

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

53251

$275(R) / $398(N)

Th

March 8 to May 24

4 to 6 p.m.

53253

$220(R) / $319(N)

Su

March 11 to May 20

6 to 8 p.m.

This program is for players whose eventual commitment and goals are to reach the high school player level. This program refines the strokes learned at the 10-and-under levels and expands the consistency, shot skills, point play and strategy aspects of the game. No class March 26 to April 1, April 8 and 26 to 29. (BSV) Age

Location

11Y to 13Y

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

53282

$177(R) / $246(N)

F

March 9 to May 25

4 to 5:30 p.m.

MIN: 8 / MAX: 12

53283

$159(R) / $221(N)

Sa

March 10 to May 19

10:30 a.m. to noon

MIN: 8 / MAX: 24

Tennis Lessons: D2 This class is for players who are at the junior-varsity or lower level varsity of 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. No class March 26 to April 1, April 8 and 26 to 29. (BSV) Age

Location

14Y to 18Y

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

53285

$258(R) / $385(N)

W

March 7 to May 23

4 to 6 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

53911

$211(R) / $315(N)

Sa

March 10 to May 19

Noon to 2 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 20

53914

$187(R) / $280(N)

Su

March 11 to May 20

2 to 4 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 20

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Tennis Tennis Lessons: D1

For Adults

Higher Level varsity players comprise this program, which will provide the tools to compete in singles and doubles at the high school level. Skillspecific drilling and supervised match play are the main components of this program. No class March 26 to April 1, April 8 and 26 to 29. (BSV) Age

Class Size

Location

14Y to 18Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 16

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

53916

$258(R) / $385(N)

Tu

March 6 to May 22

5 to 7 p.m.

53917

$234(R) / $350(N)

Th

March 8 to May 24

5 to 7 p.m.

53918

$187(R) / $280(N)

Su

March 11 to May 20

4 to 6 p.m.

Tennis Lessons: Varsity Invite This program is for ranked high school players and tournamentlevel players by invitation only. Drills and supervised match play are featured. No class March 26 to April 1, April 8 and 26 to 29. (BSV) Age

Class Size

Location

14Y to 18Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

53286

$495(R) / $638(N)

M/W

March 5 to May 23

6 to 8 p.m.

53288

$160(R) / $200(N)

Su

March 11 to May 20

6 to 8 p.m.

Tennis Lessons: Adult Beginner Indoors This class will teach the basics of tennis to build a solid foundation on which to develop. Emphasis will be on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. No class March 26 to April 1, April 8 and 26 to 29. (BSV) Age

Class Size

Location

18Y and up

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

53293

$177(R) / $242(N)

Tu

March 6 to May 22

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

53290

$145(R) / $198(N)

Sa

March 10 to May 19

2 to 3 p.m.

Tennis Lessons: Adult Intermediate Indoors This program will focus on stroke development and situational drills to develop a more competitive player. Classes also involve tennis play. No class March 26 to April 1, April 8 and 26 to 29. (BSV) Age

Location

18Y and up

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

53928

$200(R) / $280(N)

Th

March 8 to May 24

6 to 7:30 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 4

53929

$129(R) / $176(N)

Su

March 11 to May 20

1 to 2 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

USTA Team Tennis Vaughan Performance Program The Performance tennis classes at the Vaughan Athletic Center are for players who are trying to reach the highest goals in tennis achievement via national rankings, college scholarships and high Performance Team Midwest rankings. Players are playing tournaments at least two to three times per month and are training 15 to 20 hours per week depending on the level and age of player. All players must have approval of Coach Will White to participate in the Performance program.

Tennis

The Vaughan Athletic Center has court time reserved for USTA tennis on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. 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. Day

Level

Time

Fees

Men’s Tennis Clinic 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.

$12 (member) $15(R) non-member $20(N) non-member

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Bump, set, spike!

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

Location

MIN: 6 / MAX: 15

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

Fee

53102

F

March 2 to 23

4 to 5 p.m.

5Y to 7Y

$40(R) / $60(N)

53103

F

March 2 to 23

5 to 6 p.m.

8Y to 10Y

$40(R) / $60(N)

53104

F

March 2 to 23

6 to 7:30 p.m.

11Y to 13Y

$60(R) / $80(N)

53105

F

April 6 to 27

4 to 5 p.m.

5Y to 7Y

$40(R) / $60(N)

53106

F

April 6 to 27

5 to 6 p.m.

8Y to 10Y

$40(R) / $60(N)

53107

F

April 6 to 27

6 to 7:30 p.m.

11Y to 13Y

$60(R) / $80(N)

Volleyball Developmental Training Effective and unique training techniques are used to develop and strengthen basic and intermediate volleyball skills and fundamentals. Participants will learn the correct way to develop passing, setting, defense and spiking skills to help them sharpen their skills to try out for their school or club volleyball team. This program is taught by Team ONE coaching staff. (KJ) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

10Y to 18Y

$78(R) / $110(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 40

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52918

Su

March 18 to April 22

3 to 5 p.m.

Volleyball Fundamentals This class will equip young boy and girl volleyball players with the essential fundamentals needed to succeed in this fast-paced game. Passing, setting, serving and defensive and offensive strategies are all covered. Emphasis also will be placed on improving footwork, teamwork and overall basics needed to reach the next level. Knee and elbow pads recommended. This program is taught by All Star Sports instruction staff. (KJ) Fee

Class Size

Location

$66(R) / $99(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 16

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

52930

M

April 2 to May 14

4 to 5 p.m.

6Y to 8Y

52931

M

April 2 to May 14

5 to 6 p.m.

7Y to 10Y

Cyclones Volleyball Cyclones Volleyball conducts a player-focused program, where personal attention and individual needs are a priority. Players can expect to work hard and improve their skills and have fun in doing so. Cyclones Volleyball carries a reputation for graduating well-rounded players who lead balanced lives. With a strong emphasis on academics, Cyclones is dedicated to helping individuals reach goals, whether it’s playing on the high school varsity team, playing collegiate volleyball or being successful in life overall. Cyclones stresses the development of fundamental techniques through quality repetition, allowing players enough practice time to develop the core skills required to compete at a high level. Tryout dates for the 2011-12 season have already occurred. Call the Vaughan Athletic Center at 630-907-9600 for information.

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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Orchard Valley Golf Course

Tee to green

Golf

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

For Youth Kids in Golf – Level 1

Short Game School

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

This two-hour class will focus on short game fundamentals – skills including chipping, pitching and sand play – that account for the greatest impact on every player’s golf score. Instruction provided by Class A PGA member. (BK)

Age

Class Size

Location

8Y and up

MIN: 3 / MAX: 8

Orchard Valley Golf Course

Day

Date

Time

Fee

Tu

May 8 to June 12

4 to 5 p.m.

$119

Kids in Golf – Level 2 This six-week after-school program is specifically designed for junior golfers with some golf experience. The class will further develop children’s current skills in the areas of full swing, short game and putting. Instruction provided by Class A PGA member. (BK)

Age

Class Size

Location

13Y and up

MIN: 3 / MAX: 8

Orchard Valley Golf Course

Day

Date

Time

Fee

Th

May 10

6 to 8 p.m.

$69

Sa

May 19

6 to 8 p.m.

$69

Th

May 24

6 to 8 p.m.

$69

Sa

June 2

6 to 8 p.m.

$69

Putting School This two-hour class will cover the most frequent shot in the game – putting. Comprising 43 percent of the shots taken in golf, becoming a more confident putter is the quickest way to lower scores. Learn the fundamentals of set up, stroke mechanics, distance control and green reading. Instruction provided by Class A PGA member. (BK)

Age

Class Size

Location

8Y and up

MIN: 3 / MAX: 8

Orchard Valley Golf Course

Day

Date

Time

Fee

Age

Class Size

Location

Th

May 10 to June 14

4 to 5 p.m.

$119

13Y and up

MIN: 3 / MAX: 8

Orchard Valley Golf Course

Day

Date

Time

Fee

Sa

May 12

6 to 8 p.m.

$69

Th

May 17

6 to 8 p.m.

$69

Sa

May 26

6 to 8 p.m.

$69

Th

May 31

6 to 8 p.m.

$69

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

Fr e

Age

Class Size

Location

Fee

8Y and up

MIN: 3 / MAX: 8

Orchard Valley Golf Course

Free

Day

Date

Time

Sa

May 12

8 to 9 a.m.

Su

May 13

1 to 2 p.m.

Sa

May 19

8 to 9 a.m.

Su

May 20

1 to 2 p.m.

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Private and Semi-private Golf Lessons The Vaughan Athletic Center now offers private and semi-private golf lessons with USGTF-certified instructor Edward Hildebrand. Beginners will be introduced to the game in a fun and safe environment. Swing fundamentals, short game techniques, rules and etiquette will be taught. Intermediate golfers will improve skills by learning to effectively control ball flight, distance and consistency. Call 630-907-9600 to schedule a lesson.


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

Class Size

Location

18Y and up

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Orchard Valley Golf Course

Day

Date

Time

Fee

Tu

May 8 to June 12

6 to 7:30 p.m.

$149

Sa

May 12 to June 16

2 to 3:30 p.m.

$149

W

May 16 to June 20

6 to 7:30 p.m.

$149

Sa

May 19 to June 23

10 to 11:30 a.m.

$149

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

Class Size

Location

18Y and up

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Orchard Valley Golf Course

Day

Date

Time

Fee

Sa

May 12 to June 9

Noon to 1:30 p.m.

$99

Th

May 17 to June 14

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

$99

Su

May 20 to June 17

3 to 4:30 p.m.

$99

Get Golf Ready (Co-ed sessions) Age

Class Size

Location

18Y and up

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Orchard Valley Golf Course

Day

Date

Time

Fee

Sa

May 12 to June 9

4 to 5:30 p.m.

$99

F

May 18 to June 15

6 to 7:30 p.m.

$99

Check it out! Check out Orchard Valley Golf Course on page 136

Save the Dates! Event Schedule April 21 Spring Fling Scramble

August 24 Glow Ball Event

May 26 Individual Skins Tournament

September Club Championships

June 25 Fox Valley Park Foundation’s Golf for Kids Benefit Golf Outing

October 13 Fall Fling

July 4 Red, White and Blue Tournament

December 8 Reindeer Romp

November 10 Turkey Shoot

Bring the kids! Kids play free after 5 p.m. daily. Valid June to September with paying adult. Limit two Juniors 17 and under per adult. 31


Calling all volunteers!

Ready, set, splash!

Aquatics

Look for this icon for Fox Force Volunteer Opportunities. Volunteering at our special events is a perfect way to connect with your community!

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

Age

Fee

Location

Age

Fee

Location

12M to 24M & adult

$40(R) / $52(N)

Vaughan Athletic Center Therapy Pool

2Y to 4Y & adult

$40(R) / $52(N)

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

Pool

53474

M/W

Feb. 27 to March 21

9:45 to 10:15 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

53137

M/W

Feb. 27 to March 21

9 to 9:45 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Therapy

53475

Sa

March 10 to May 5

10 to 10:30 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 8

53138

M/W

Feb. 27 to March 21

5 to 5:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

Therapy

53476

Sa

March 10 to May 5

11 to 11:30 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 8

53139

Tu/Th

Feb. 28 to March 22

5 to 5:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Therapy

53477

Su

March 11 to May 6

10 to 10:30 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 24

53140

F

March 9 to May 4

9 to 9:45 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 8

Therapy

53462

Su

March 11 to May 6

5 to 5:30 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

53141

F

March 9 to May 4

Leisure

M/W

April 2 to 25

9:45 to 10:15 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

10 to 10:45 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 8

53467

53142

Sa

March 10 to May 5

8 to 8:45 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 24

Therapy

53134

Sa

March 10 to May 5

9 to 9:45 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 24

Therapy

53135

Sa

March 10 to May 5

Noon to 12:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Therapy

53136

Su

March 11 to May 6

11 to 11:45 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 24

Therapy

53120

Su

March 11 to May 6

6 to 6:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Therapy

53131

M/W

April 2 to 25

9 to 9:45 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Therapy

53132

M/W

April 2 to 25

5 to 5:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

Therapy

53133

Tu/Th

April 3 to 26

5 to 5:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Therapy

Swim Team Affiliate The Fox Valley Park District is affiliated with community-based organizations providing youth instruction and competition.

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Aquatics Swim Lessons: Preschool – Indoors

Swim Lessons: Youth Beginner – 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, arm and leg movements for freestyle and backstroke, 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 be able to 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 continue to be free of separation anxiety. (JHV)

Work on the basics of swimming, including front and back gliding, floating,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)

Age

Fee

Location

3Y to 5Y

$45(R) / $57(N)

Vaughan Athletic Center

Date

Time

Barcode 53452

Day M/W

Feb. 27 to March 21

9 to 9:30 a.m.

Class Size MIN: 2 / MAX: 4

Pool Therapy

Feb. 27 to March 21

9:45 to 10:15 a.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 4

Therapy

53438

M/W

Feb. 27 to March 21

4 to 4:30 p.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 8

Therapy

53440

Tu/Th

Feb. 27 to March 21 Feb. 28 to March 22

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

MIN: 2 / MAX: 12 MIN: 2 / MAX: 4

Therapy Therapy

53441

Tu/Th

Feb. 28 to March 22

9:45 to 10:15 a.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 4

Therapy

53442

Tu/Th

Feb. 28 to March 22

10:30 to 11 a.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 4

Therapy

53443

Tu/Th

Feb. 28 to March 22

4 to 4:30 p.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 8

Therapy

53444

Tu/Th

Feb. 28 to March 22

6 to 6:30 p.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 12

Therapy

53445

F

March 9 to May 4

9 to 9:30 a.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 8

Therapy

53446

F

March 9 to May 4

10 to 10:30 a.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 8

Leisure

53447

Sa

March 10 to May 5

8 to 8:30 a.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 16

Leisure

53448

Sa

March 10 to May 5

9 to 9:30 a.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 16

Leisure

53449

Sa

March 10 to May 5

10 to 10:30 a.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 12

Therapy

53450

Sa

March 10 to May 5

11 to 11:30 a.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 12

Therapy

53451

Su

March 11 to May 6

10 to 10:30 a.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 16

Leisure

53408

Su

March 11 to May 6

5 to 5:30 p.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 8

Therapy

53409

Su

March 11 to May 6

6 to 6:30 p.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 8

Therapy

53427

M/W

April 2 to 25

9 to 9:30 a.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 4

Therapy

53428

M/W

April 2 to 25

9:45 to 10:15 a.m.

Vaughan Athletic Center

MIN: 2 / MAX: 4

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

Pool

Age 5Y to 10Y

M/W

M/W

Location

$40(R) / $52(N) Barcode

53437

53439

Fee

Therapy

53429

M/W

April 2 to 25

4 to 4:30 p.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 8

Therapy

53430

M/W

April 2 to 25

6 to 6:30 p.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 12

Therapy

53431

Tu/Th

April 3 to 26

9 to 9:30 a.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 4

Therapy

53432

Tu/Th

April 3 to 26

9:45 to 10:15 a.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 4

Therapy

53433

Tu/Th

April 3 to 26

10:30 to 11 a.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 4

Therapy

53434

Tu/Th

April 3 to 26

4 to 4:30 p.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 12

Therapy

53435

Tu/Th

April 3 to 26

6 to 6:30 p.m.

MIN: 2 / MAX: 12

Therapy

53479

M/W

Feb. 27 to March 21

4 to 4:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Therapy

53480

M/W

Feb. 27 to March 21

5 to 5:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Therapy

53481

M/W

Feb. 27 to March 21

6 to 6:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

Therapy

53482

Tu/Th

Feb. 28 to March 22

4 to 4:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Therapy

53483

Tu/Th

Feb. 28 to March 22

5 to 5:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Therapy

53484

Tu/Th

Feb. 28 to March 22

6 to 6:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

Therapy

53485

F

March 9 to May 4

9 to 9:45 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

Therapy

53486

F

March 9 to May 4

10 to 10:45 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

Leisure

53487

Sa

March 10 to May 5

8 to 8:45 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 24

Leisure

53488

Sa

March 10 to May 5

9 to 9:45 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 24

Leisure

53489

Sa

March 10 to May 5

10 to 10:45 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

Therapy

53491

Su

March 11 to May 6

10 to 10:45 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 24

Leisure

53493

Su

March 11 to May 6

11 to 11:45 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 18

Leisure

53495

Su

March 11 to May 6

5 to 5:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Competition

53497

Su

March 11 to May 6

6 to 6:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Competition

53496

M/W

April 2 to 25

4 to 4:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Therapy

53514

M/W

April 2 to 25

5 to 5:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Therapy

53515

M/W

April 2 to 25

6 to 6:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

Therapy

53516

Tu/Th

April 3 to 26

4 to 4:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Therapy

53517

Tu/Th

April 3 to 26

5 to 5:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Therapy

53518

Tu/Th

April 3 to 26

6 to 6:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

Therapy

11Y to 15Y 53490

Sa

March 10 to May 5

11 to 11:45 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

Competition

53492

Sa

March 10 to May 5

Noon to 12:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

Competition

53494

Su

March 11 to May 6

11 to 11:45 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

Competition

Check it out! Check out All Scout Swimming on page 54 33


Aquatics Swim Lessons: Youth Advanced Beginner – Indoors

Swim Lessons: Youth Advanced – Indoors

Swimmers who are comfortable in the water with 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 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)

Age

Fee

Location

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y to 11Y

$40(R) / $52(N)

Vaughan Athletic Center Competition Pool

6Y to 13Y

$42(R) / $59(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

Vaughan Athletic Center Competition Pool

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53603

M/W

Feb. 27 to March 21

5 to 5:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

53617

M/W

Feb. 27 to March 21

7 to 7:45 p.m.

53604

M/W

Feb. 27 to March 21

6 to 6:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

53621

Tu/Th

Feb. 28 to March 22

7 to 7:45 p.m.

53605

Tu/Th

Feb. 28 to March 22

4 to 4:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

53618

Sa

March 10 to May 5

9 to 9:45 a.m.

53606

Tu/Th

Feb. 28 to March 22

5 to 5:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

53637

Sa

March 10 to May 5

10 to 10:45 a.m.

53607

Tu/Th

Feb. 28 to March 22

6 to 6:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

53619

Sa

March 10 to May 5

11 to 11:45 a.m.

53608

Sa

March 10 to May 5

9 to 9:45 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

53616

Su

March 11 to May 6

5 to 5:45 p.m.

53609

Sa

March 10 to May 5

10 to 10:45 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

53620

Su

March 11 to May 6

6 to 6:45 p.m.

53610

Sa

March 10 to May 5

11 to 11:45 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

53636

M/W

April 2 to 25

7 to 7:45 p.m.

53628

Tu/Th

April 3 to 26

7 to 7:45 p.m.

53611

Su

March 11 to May 6

11 to 11:45 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

53581

Su

March 11 to May 6

5 to 5:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

53592

Su

March 11 to May 6

6 to 6:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

53582

M/W

April 2 to 25

5 to 5:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

53583

M/W

April 2 to 25

6 to 6:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

53584

Tu/Th

April 3 to 26

4 to 4:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

53585

Tu/Th

April 3 to 26

5 to 5:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

53586

Tu/Th

April 3 to 26

6 to 6:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

Swim Lessons: Adult Level 1 – Indoors 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

Location

15Y and up

$40(R) / $52(N)

Vaughan Athletic Center Competition Pool

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

Swim Lessons: Youth Intermediate – Indoors

53640

Sa

March 10 to May 5

8 to 8:45 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

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)

53641

Sa

March 10 to May 5

Noon to 12:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

53642

Su

March 11 to May 6

11 to 11:45 a.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 8

Swim Lessons: Adult Level 2 – Indoors Continue to work on freestyle and backstroke, as introduced in Level 1, and begin to work on both butterfly and breaststroke. To complete the level, swimmers must be able to swim 50 yards of freestyle and backstroke without help. The first day of each session is designated as a test day to ensure every swimmer has been placed in a skills-appropriate class. (JHV)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y to 12Y

$42(R) / $59(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

Vaughan Athletic Center Competition Pool

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53553

M/W

Feb. 27 to March 21

4 to 4:45 p.m.

Age

Class Size

Fee

Location

MIN: 4 / MAX: 6

$42(R) / $59(N)

Vaughan Athletic Center Competition Pool

53554

M/W

Feb. 27 to March 21

7 to 7:45 p.m.

15Y and up

53555

Tu/Th

Feb. 28 to March 22

7 to 7:45 p.m.

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53556

Sa

March 10 to May 5

9 to 9:45 a.m.

53649

Sa

March 10 to May 5

8 to 8:45 a.m.

53557

Sa

March 10 to May 5

10 to 10:45 a.m.

53650

Sa

March 10 to May 5

Noon to 12:45 p.m.

53558

Sa

March 10 to May 5

11 to 11:45 a.m.

53559

Su

March 11 to May 6

5 to 5:45 p.m.

53560

Su

March 11 to May 6

6 to 6:45 p.m.

53570

M/W

April 2 to 25

4 to 4:45 p.m.

53571

M/W

April 2 to 25

7 to 7:45 p.m.

53572

Tu/Th

April 3 to 26

7 to 7:45 p.m.

34

Check it out! Check out the Vaughan Aquatic Center on page 125


Aquatics Aqua Fitness Aqua Pilates Core Control Level I

Aqua Cardio Challenge

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)

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

Age

Class Size

Fee

Location

16Y and up

MIN: 8 / MAX: 12

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

Vaughan Athletic Center Therapy Pool

Age

Class Size

Location

16Y and up

MIN: 8 / MAX: 16

Vaughan Athletic Center Competition Pool

Barcode

Date

Time

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53348

Tu

Feb. 28 to April 17

10 to 10:45 a.m.

53274

M

Feb. 27 to April 16

5:15 to 6 p.m.

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

53349

W

Feb. 29 to April 18

6:15 to 7 p.m.

53275

W

Feb. 29 to April 18

9:15 to 10 a.m.

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

53276

W

Feb. 29 to April 18

6:15 to 7 p.m.

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

Day

Fee

53352

Th

March 1 to April 19

10:45 to 11:30 a.m.

53350

Tu

April 24 to June 12

10 to 10:45 a.m.

53277

M

April 23 to June 11

5:15 to 6 p.m.

$39(M) / $46(R) / $53(N)

53351

W

April 25 to June 13

6:15 to 7 p.m.

53269

W

April 25 to June 13

9:15 to 10 a.m.

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

53353

Th

April 26 to June 14

10:45 to 11:30 a.m.

53270

W

April 25 to June 13

6:15 to 7 p.m.

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

Aqua Pilates Core Control Level II

Deep Water Conditioning

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

Class Size

Fee

Location

16Y and up

MIN: 8 / MAX: 12

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

Vaughan Athletic Center Therapy Pool

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53335

M

Feb. 27 to April 16

6:15 to 7 p.m.

54015

Tu

Feb. 28 to April 17

10:45 to 11:30 a.m.

53336

Th

March 1 to April 19

10 to 10:45 a.m.

53337

M

April 23 to June 11

6:15 to 7 p.m.

54016

Tu

April 24 to June 12

10:45 to 11:30 a.m.

53338

Th

April 26 to June 14

10 to 10:45 a.m.

Aqua Interval Training Improve strength and endurance with 2-4-6 interval training. Participants will alternate between 2 minutes of intense power cardio, 4 minutes of moderate moves and 6 minutes of strength and resistance training. (JHV) Age

Class Size

Location

16Y and up

MIN: 8 / MAX: 20

Vaughan Athletic Center Competition Pool

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

Class Size

Fee

Location

16Y and up

MIN: 8 / MAX: 12

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

Vaughan Athletic Center Therapy Pool

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53364

Tu

Feb. 28 to April 17

6:15 to 7 p.m.

53365

Tu

April 24 to June 12

6:15 to 7 p.m.

Advanced

Skills 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 wanting a scheduled pool workout. (JHV)

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Fee

53295

M

Feb. 27 to April 16

9:15 to 10 a.m.

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

53296

Th

March 1 to April 19

6:15 to 7 p.m.

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

Age

Fee

Location

53297

M

April 23 to June 11

9:15 to 10 a.m.

$39(M) / $46(R) / $53(N)

16Y and up

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

Vaughan Athletic Center Competition Pool

53298

Th

April 26 to June 14

6:15 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

53174

M/W

Feb. 27 to May 16

8 to 9 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

53175

Tu/Th

Feb. 28 to May 17

5 to 6 a.m.

MIN: 9 / MAX: 20

35


Aquatics 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

Class Size

Location

16Y and up

MIN: 8 / MAX: 20

Vaughan Athletic Center Competition Pool

Barcode

Day

Time

Date

Fee

Aqua Health Ai Chi This gentle but effective mind/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)

53316

Sa

March 3 to April 21

9:15 to 10 a.m.

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

Age

Class Size

Fee

Location

53317

Sa

April 28 to June 16

9:15 to 10 a.m.

$39(M) / $46(R) / $53(N)

16Y and up

MIN: 8 / MAX: 12

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

Vaughan Athletic Center Therapy Pool

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

Class Size

Fee

Location

16Y and up

MIN: 8 / MAX: 16

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

Vaughan Athletic Center Competition Pool

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53307

Tu

Feb. 28 to April 17

5:15 to 6 p.m.

53304

Tu

April 24 to June 12

5:15 to 6 p.m.

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53370

F

March 2 to April 20

11 to 11:45 a.m.

53371

F

April 27 to June 15

11 to 11:45 a.m.

Aqua Strength and Stretch Designed for individuals transitioning from physical therapy or those experiencing skeletal pain, muscular fatigue or general deconditioning, this program helps to build strength, improve posture, increase flexibility and decrease pain. (JHV) Age

Class Size

Fee

Location

16Y and up

MIN: 8 / MAX: 12

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

Vaughan Athletic Center Therapy Pool

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53372

Sa

March 3 to April 21

10:15 to 11 a.m.

53373

Sa

April 28 to June 16

10:15 to 11 a.m.

Deep Water Cross Training Balance, coordination and agility are challenged without risk of repetitive weight-bearing stress injuries. Water exercise also allows athletes to train at higher levels of intensity to improve aerobic activity. Floatation equipment is utilized. (JHV) Age

Class Size

Fee

Location

16Y and up

MIN: 8 / MAX: 20

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

Vaughan Athletic Center Competition Pool

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53314

W

Feb. 29 to April 18

11:15 a.m. to noon

53315

W

April 25 to June 13

11:15 a.m. to noon

Don’t Forget! Resident registration begins Feb. 11

Couples “Therapy” Register with a friend or be paired up with another participant for partner moves that help tone, condition and strengthen all of the major muscle groups. Partner exercises will use a variety of equipment such as resistance bands, noodles, water dumbbells, bar floats and flutter boards. An Arthritis Foundation-certified instructor leads the program. (JHV) Age

Class Size

Fee

Location

16Y and up

MIN: 8 / MAX: 12

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

Vaughan Athletic Center Therapy Pool

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53360

Tu

Feb. 28 to April 17

10:45 to 11:30 a.m.

53361

Tu

April 24 to June 12

10:45 to 11:30 a.m.

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

How may I help you?

Age

Class Size

Fee

Location

16Y and up

MIN: 8 / MAX: 12

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

Vaughan Athletic Center Therapy Pool

3. In Person

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

For more information, see page 139.

53339

Tu

Feb. 28 to April 17

9:15 to 10 a.m.

53340

Th

March 1 to April 19

9:15 to 10 a.m.

53341

Tu

April 24 to June 12

9:15 to 10 a.m.

53342

Th

April 26 to June 14

9:15 to 10 a.m.

There are three ways to register: 1. By Foxlink Internet and Touchtone 2. By Mail / Drop Off

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Aquatics Joyful Joints 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)

Supa-dupa

Scuba

Age

Class Size

Location

16Y and up

MIN: 8 / MAX: 12

Vaughan Athletic Center Therapy Pool

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Fee

53318

M

Feb. 27 to April 16

10:15 to 11 a.m.

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

53319

W

Feb. 29 to April 18

10:15 to 11 a.m.

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

53320

W

Feb. 29 to April 18

5:15 to 6 p.m.

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

53321

F

March 2 to April 20

10:15 to 11 a.m.

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

Age

Class Size

Fee

Location

53322

M

April 23 to June 11

10:15 to 11 a.m.

$39(M) / $46(R) / $53(N)

10Y and up

MIN: 4 / MAX: 10

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

53323

W

April 25 to June 13

10:15 to 11 a.m.

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

Vaughan Athletic Center Competition Pool

53324

W

April 25 to June 13

5:15 to 6 p.m.

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

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53325

F

April 27 to June 15

10:15 to 11 a.m.

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

53202

Sa

March 3

1 to 3 p.m.

53203

Su

April 22

1 to 3 p.m.

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

Class Size

Location

16Y and up

MIN: 8 / MAX: 20

Vaughan Athletic Center Competition Pool

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Fee

53308

Tu

Feb. 28 to April 17

7:15 to 8 p.m.

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

53309

Th

March 1 to April 19

7:15 to 8 p.m.

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

53310

F

March 2 to April 20

9:15 to 10 a.m.

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

53311

Tu

April 24 to June 12

7:15 to 8 p.m.

$39(M) / $46(R) / $53(N)

53312

Th

April 26 to June 14

7:15 to 8 p.m.

$39(M) / $46(R) / $53(N)

53313

F

April 27 to June 15

9:15 to 10 a.m.

$39(M) / $46(R) / $53(N)

Pre/Postnatal Aqua Pilates Strengthen abdominal and back muscles while elongating and strengthening other major muscles. Improve balance and coordination and work on breathing techniques while flowing from one pose to the next. (JHV) Age

Class Size

Fee

Location

16Y and up

MIN: 8 / MAX: 12

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

Vaughan Athletic Center Therapy Pool

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53368

W

Feb. 29 to April 18

7 to 7:45 p.m.

53369

W

April 25 to June 13

7 to 7:45 p.m.

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

Open Water Scuba Diving Certification Learn the fundamentals of scuba diving, including dive equipment and techniques. 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 skills 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, 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

Class Size

Fee

Location

10Y and up

MIN: 4 / MAX: 10

$250(M) / $250(R) / $275(N)

Vaughan Athletic Center Competition Pool

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53221

Sa/Tu/Th

March 10 to 29

6 to 9 p.m.

53222

Th/Tu

April 26 to May 17

6 to 9 p.m.

PADI Seal Team Learn the basics of safe diving, explore different aqua missions, play underwater games, meet new friends and share in the adventure of the underwater world. Participants should be comfortable in the water, up to a maximum depth of 12 feet. All equipment is provided with the exception of a book packet that will be purchased the first day of class for $60 and will be used for all future Seal Team activities as well. Parents must attend the first session to fill out a medical form. (JHV) Age

Class Size

Fee

Location

8Y to 12Y

MIN: 2 / MAX: 8

$75(M) / $75(R) / $90(N)

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53237

Sa/Su

March 24 to 25

1 to 3 p.m.

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Aquatics Dabble in

Learn to be a

Diving

Lifeguard

Springboard Diving: Beginner

Lifeguard Certification Course

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

Upon successful completion, participants will be certified with an International Lifeguard Training Program (ILTP) license that is acceptable at all Ellis & Associates facilities. Fee includes all equipment. Interested in being a lifeguard for the Vaughan Athletic Center, Splash Country or Phillips Park? Call Jerica Hughes at 630-907-9613 to set up an interview before enrolling in the course. Successful completion of the course does not guarantee employment. (JHV)

Age

Class Size

Location

6Y to 13Y

MIN: 5 / MAX: 15

Vaughan Athletic Center Competition Pool

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Fee

Class Size

Location

15Y & up

$155

MIN: 6 / MAX: 30

Vaughan Athletic Center Competition Pool

Fee

53198

M/W

March 5 to April 25

6:45 to 7:30 p.m.

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

53199

M/W

April 30 to May 16

6:45 to 7:30 p.m.

$26(M) / $28(R) / $30(N)

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

Class Size

Location

6Y to 18Y

MIN: 5 / MAX: 15

Vaughan Athletic Center Competition Pool

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Fee

53200

M/W

March 5 to April 25

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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

53201

M/W

April 30 to May 16

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

$38(M) / $40(R) / $42(N)

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Age

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53184

F-Su

Feb. 24 to 26

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

53185

F-Su

March 23 to 25

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

53197

F-Su

March 30 to April 1

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

53186

F-Su

April 13 to 15

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

53187

F-Su

April 27 to 29

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

53188

F-Su

May 4 to 6

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

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

Fee

Class Size

Location

15Y & up

$100

MIN: 1 / MAX: 15

Vaughan Athletic Center Competition Pool

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53994

Sa-Su

Feb. 25 to 26

9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

53995

Sa-Su

March 24 to 25

9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

53996

Sa-Su

March 31 to April 1

9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

53997

Sa-Su

April 14 to 15

9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

53998

Sa-Su

April 28 to 29

9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

53999

Sa-Su

May 5 to 6

9 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Hi-ya!

Martial Arts Fun for All

Just for Kids

Seisan Ryu Karate

Karate Club

Seisan Ryu is a practical, efficient martial art dedicated to discipline, strength of character and personal safety. Promotion up through black belt may be earned but only through diligent practice and hard work. Sign up for either one or two nights a week. Those who sign up one night per week may come whichever night their schedule permits. Parents may work out 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 experience in the martial arts and is a 6th degree black belt in karate. No classes the last week of March. (KJ) (JHP)

This progressive martial arts program teaches the basics in karate, self-defense, sparring and safety. Parents may participate with their children at no additional cost as part of the Parent Helper Program. Family involvement and respect are key elements, and children are encouraged and motivated to do their best in all aspects of their lives. This class is taught by Kid’s Karate Club. No class week of July 4. (KJ) (LP) Age

Fee*

Class Size

Location

4Y to 15Y

$62(R) / $93(N)

MIN: 10 / MAX: 55

Eola Community Center

Day

Location

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Belt

Tu or Th or Tu/Th

Eola Community Center

53000

M

March 12 to April 30

5:30 to 6:15 p.m.

White/Yellow

53002

W

March 14 to May 2

5:30 to 6:15 p.m.

White/Yellow

53004

M

March 12 to April 30

6:15 to 7 p.m.

Orange/Green/Blue

53003

W

March 14 to May 2

6:15 to 7 p.m.

Orange/Green/Blue

53001

M

March 12 to April 30

7 to 7:45 p.m.

Purple/Brown

53005

W

March 14 to May 2

7 to 7:45 p.m.

Purple/Brown

Barcode

Date

Time

Age

1-Day Fee*

2-Day Fee*

Class Size

Beginner Level 52992

Feb. 28 to April 12

5:30 to 6 p.m.

52993

April 17 to May 24

5:30 to 6 p.m.

52996

Feb. 28 to April 12

7 to 7:30 p.m.

52997

April 17 to May 24

7 to 7:30 p.m.

13Y and up

$30(R) / $45(N)

$50(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 3 / MAX: 30

6Y to 12Y

$30(R) / $45(N)

$50(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 3 / MAX: 30

6Y to 12Y

$30(R) / $45(N)

$50(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 3 / MAX: 20

13Y and up

$30(R) / $45(N)

$50(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 3 / MAX: 30

Ongoing Level 52994

Feb. 28 to April 12

6 to 7 p.m.

6Y to 12Y

$42(R) / $63(N)

$72(R) / $108(N)

MIN: 3 / MAX: 20

52995

April 17 to May 24

6 to 7 p.m.

13Y and up

$42(R) / $63(N)

$72(R) / $108(N)

MIN: 3 / MAX: 30

52998

Feb. 28 to April 12

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

13Y and up

$42(R) / $63(N)

$72(R) / $108(N)

MIN: 3 / MAX: 20

52999

April 17 to May 24

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

6Y to 12Y

$42(R) / $63(N)

$72(R) / $108(N)

MIN: 3 / MAX: 20

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

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

Fee*

Class Size

Location

4Y to 15Y

$62(R) / $93(N)

MIN: 10 / MAX: 40

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Belt

52507

Tu

March 13 to May 1

6 to 6:45 p.m.

Beginner/White

52508

Tu

March 13 to May 1

6:45 to 7:30 p.m.

Yellow/Orange/Green

52509

Th

March 15 to May 3

6 to 6:45 p.m.

Beginner/White

52510

Th

March 15 to May 3

6:45 to 7:30 p.m.

Yellow/Orange/Green

52511

Th

March 15 to May 3

7:30 to 8 p.m.

Blue and above

52513

Tu

May 15 to July 10

6 to 6:45 p.m.

Beginner/White

52514

Tu

May 15 to July 10

6:45 to 7:30 p.m.

Yellow/Orange/Green

52515

Th

May 17 to July 12

6 to 6:45 p.m.

Beginner/White

Age

Day

Class Size

Location

52516

Th

May 17 to July 12

6:45 to 7:30 p.m.

Yellow/Orange/Green

6Y to 12Y

M or W or M/W

MIN: 3 / MAX: 30

Prisco Community Center

52517

Th

May 17 to July 12

7:30 to 8 p.m.

Blue and above

Barcode

Date

Time

1-Day Fee*

2-Day Fee*

Level

53542

Feb. 27 to April 11

5 to 5:30 p.m.

$30(R) / $45(N)

$50(R) / $75(N)

Beginner

53543

Feb. 27 to April 11

5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

$42(R) / $63(N)

$72(R) / $108(N)

Ongoing

53544

April 16 to May 23

5 to 5:30 p.m.

$30(R) / $45(N)

$50(R) / $75(N)

Beginner

53545

April 16 to May 23

5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

$42(R) / $63(N)

$72(R) / $108(N)

Ongoing

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

*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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Martial Arts Kung Fu for Kids Focus 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. (KJ) (RM) Age

1-Day Fee*

2-Day Fee*

Class Size

Location

4Y to 12Y

$40(R) / $60(N)

$80(R) / $110(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 15

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Level

52938

M

March 5 to 26

4:30 to 5:15 p.m.

1

52939

W

March 7 to 28

4:30 to 5:15 p.m.

1

52940

M/W

March 5 to 28

4:30 to 5:15 p.m.

1

52941

M

March 5 to 26

5:30 to 6:15 p.m.

2

52942

W

March 7 to 28

5:30 to 6:15 p.m.

2

52943

M/W

March 5 to 28

5:30 to 6:15 p.m.

2

52956

M

March 5 to 26

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

3

52957

W

March 7 to 28

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

3

52958

M/W

March 5 to 28

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

3

52944

M

April 2 to 23

4:30 to 5:15 p.m.

1

52945

W

April 4 to 25

4:30 to 5:15 p.m.

1

52946

M/W

April 2 to 25

4:30 to 5:15 p.m.

1

52947

M

April 2 to 23

5:30 to 6:15 p.m.

2

52948

W

April 4 to 25

5:30 to 6:15 p.m.

2

52949

M/W

April 2 to 25

5:30 to 6:15 p.m.

2

52959

M

April 2 to 23

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

3

52960

W

April 4 to 25

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

3

52961

M/W

April 2 to 25

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

3

Fee*

Class Size

Location

MIN: 5 / MAX: 15

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

March 8 to 29

Level

4:30 to 5:15 p.m.

1

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

Little Ninjas Karate Club Little Ninjas, an introductory course to the Kid’s Karate Club, helps develop coordination, strength and personal safety skills in a well-supervised setting. 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. (KJ) (LP) Age

Fee*

3Y to 5Y

$49(R) / $73(N)

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

Location

53006

M

March 26 to April 23

5:45 to 6:15 p.m.

MIN: 8 / MAX: 15

Eola Community Center

52593

Th

April 5 to May 3

5:30 to 6 p.m.

MIN: 10 / MAX: 25

Vaughan Athletic Center

52594

Th

May 24 to June 21

5:30 to 6 p.m.

MIN: 10 / MAX: 25

Vaughan Athletic Center

*Little Ninjas Karate Club requires a uniform. Cost is $36 for children and $42 for parent helpers.

40

Age

1-Day Fee*

2-Day Fee*

Class Size

Location

20Y and up

$40(R) / $60(N)

$80(R) / $110(N)

MIN: 3 / MAX: 15

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52962

M

March 5 to 26

7:45 to 8:45 p.m.

52963

W

March 7 to 28

7:45 to 8:45 p.m.

52964

M/W

March 5 to 28

7:45 to 8:45 p.m.

52965

M

April 2 to 23

7:45 to 8:45 p.m.

52966

W

April 4 to 25

7:45 to 8:45 p.m.

52967

M/W

April 2 to 25

7:45 to 8:45 p.m.

Achieve a higher level of self-discipline, self-confidence, self-esteem, concentration and coordination in a safe and fun environment. This program 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 4th degree Master Kyle Tyson, two-time AAU Gold Medalist. (KJ)

$40(R) / $60(N)

Th

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. (KJ)

Life Skills Karate Club

4Y to 12Y

52951

Kung Fu for Adults

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

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

For Adults

Class Size

Fee*

MIN: 8 / MAX: 40

$60(R) / $90(N)

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

Location

52934

Tu

April 3 to May 15

6:30 to 7:10 p.m.

5Y to 9Y

Eola Community Center

53671

Th

April 12 to May 24

6:30 to 7:10 p.m.

5Y to 9Y

Prisco Community Center

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

Life Skills Karate Club 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 4th degree Master Kyle Tyson, two-time AAU Gold Medalist. (KJ) Age

Fee*

Class Size

Location

10Y to 16Y

$60(R) / $90(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 40

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52936

Tu

April 3 to May 15

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.


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

REGISTRATION & LOCATIONS: Two Sessions offered this Spring:  Starting the week of March 12th &  Starting the week of May 14th Register Now! Classes fill quickly! Classes offered at: Eola Community Center on Mondays or Wednesdays @ 5:30pm Vaughan Athletic Center on Tuesdays or Thursdays @ 6:00pm

About the Kid’s Karate Club:

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Fun & easy to learn The Little Ninjas Karate Club Made for today’s kids on page 40 & Specialize in teaching ages 4 – 14 The Karate Club Program Great for self-esteem & development on page 39! Builds confidence & assertiveness Helps build skills for tomorrow’s leaders

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Year-round program with belt progression through Black Belt Parents can participate side by side with their child at no cost Over 30 yrs experience specializing in children’s programs Over 25 locations, Featured in The Daily Herald & WGN TV

Good – Safe – Affordable Fun for Everyone! There are many martial arts programs but only one Kid’s Karate Club!

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Show your spirit

Cheer & Poms Tumbling for Cheerleaders

Cheer

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Participants focus on the tumbling aspect of a cheerleading squad, 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. (KB)

Cheernastics Students will learn all aspects of cheerleading, including the basic chants, cheers, motions, jumps, stunts, dance, tumbling and the importance of teamwork. Children ages 3 to 4 will use progression mats to assist in their development. Children ages 5 to 14 will have use of the spring floor, air trak and resi pit for their progression. Instructors will teach and follow proper progressions so that participants only attempt skills when they are ready. Each participant will learn a newly choreographed routine to music and will perform on the last day. (KB) Fee

Location

$66(R) / $99(N)

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

Class Size

52699

W

March 7 to May 23

5:20 to 6:05 p.m.

3Y to 4Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 8

52700

W

March 7 to May 23

6:15 to 7 p.m.

3Y to 4Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 8

52701

F

March 9 to May 25

5 to 5:55 p.m.

5Y to 6Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 16

52702

F

March 9 to May 25

6 to 6:55 p.m.

7Y to 14Y

MIN: 4 / MAX: 16

Class Size

Fee

Location

MIN: 4 / MAX: 16

$66(R) / $99(N)

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

Level

52703

Su

March 11 to May 27

5:40 to 6:40 p.m.

7Y to 18Y

Beginner

52704

Su

March 11 to May 27

6:45 to 7:45 p.m.

7Y to 18Y

Advanced

Poms Poms Participants will learn choreographed warm-ups, dance techniques, movements and routines. Poms will be available to order on the first day of class for $15 per pair. (KB) Class Size

Fee

Location

All Star Spirit Team

MIN: 5 / MAX: 16

$66(R) / $99(N)

Eola Community Center

Cheer and dance all the way to the Spirit Team. The best of cheer and dance combined includes jumps, motions and appropriate stunting along with a variety of cheers to improve strength. Endurance, memory and confidence will increase by using fast, fun and kid-friendly tunes to learn dance skills, kick lines and group pom work. Award is included. (JR)

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

52705

M

March 5 to May 21

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

4Y to 6Y

52706

M

March 5 to May 21

5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

7Y to 9Y

52707

M

March 5 to May 21

6:40 to 7:40 p.m.

10Y to 14Y

Grade

Class Size

Fee

Location

1 to 3

MIN: 6 / MAX: 15

$72(R) / $108(N)

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53783

Sa

March 17 to April 28

9 to 10 a.m.

We’ve Got Spirit Cheer Team Jumps, kicks and proper cheer body motions will improve flexibility and coordination. New cheers and stunting with each session help develop strength and endurance, while group participation, pom usage and sign-making complete a realistic Cheer Team experience to prepare for the Parent/Sibling Pep Rally. Award is included. (JR) Age

Class Size

Fee

Location

3Y to 5Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 15

$72(R) / $108(N)

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53118

Sa

March 17 to April 28

10 to 10:45 a.m.

Pom Dance Team Express Develop a variety of dance skills, including leaps, turns and flexibility. Endurance, memory and confidence increase with each session while learning new choreographed routines. A variety of kick lines, moves and group pom work help get participants ready to perform at the Parent/Sibling Pep Rally. Award is included. (JR) Age

Class Size

Fee

Location

4Y to 6Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 15

$72(R) / $108(N)

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53789

Sa

March 17 to April 28

10:45 to 11:30 a.m.

Check it out! Check out Cheerleading Tumbling Clinic on page 49

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Gymnastics & Tumbling A perfect 10!

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

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

Junior Flyaways

Flyaways Level 1

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

Level 1 is a basic level for children who are new to gymnastics. Each class 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. Gymnasts will learn the fundamentals of gymnastics in all areas before moving to Level 2. Skills that are taught include front and back rolls, bridge skills, handstands, cartwheels, proper straight jump vaults, pullovers, back hip circles, candlestick and jumps on beam. A minimum age of 6 years is required unless given instructor’s approval. No class March 26 and 28 and April 1. (KB)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

4Y to 5Y

$70(R) / $103(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52709

M

March 5 to May 21

4:30 to 5:25 p.m.

52710

M

March 5 to May 21

5:30 to 6:25 p.m.

52711

W

March 7 to May 23

4:15 to 5:10 p.m.

Age

Fee

Location

6Y to 13Y

$70(R) / $103(N)

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

Gymnastics Hot Shots

52712

M

March 5 to May 21

4:30 to 5:25 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 16

These programs are 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 gymnastics and tumbling skills. An instructor’s approval is required to enroll in this program. (KB)

52713

M

March 5 to May 21

5:30 to 6:25 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 16

52714

M

March 5 to May 21

6:30 to 7:25 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 8

52715

W

March 7 to May 23

4:15 to 5:10 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 16

52716

Su

March 11 to May 27

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 16

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

4Y to 6Y

$87(R) / $130(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52732

W

March 7 to May 23

5:15 to 6:45 p.m.

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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, 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 March 26 and 28. (KB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y to 13Y

$70(R) / $103(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52717

M

March 5 to May 21

4:30 to 5:25 p.m.

52718

M

March 5 to May 21

5:30 to 6:25 p.m.

52720

M

March 5 to May 21

6:30 to 7:25 p.m.

52721

W

March 7 to May 23

4:15 to 5:10 p.m.


Gymnastics & Tumbling Flyaways Level 3

Flyaways Competitive Level 4

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 and handstand blocking drills and handstand vault up onto stacked mats. Instructor’s approval is required to enroll in this class. Level 3 gymnasts are highly encouraged to attend practice two nights per week. No class March 26 and 28. (KB)

This program is designed to advance Flyaways Competitive Level 3 gymnasts onto the Flyaways Competitive Level 4 Team. Gymnasts on the Flyaways Competitive Level 4 Team are expected to compete in the compulsory season that takes place from September to December. Extra fees do apply for this class (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 by invitation or evaluation only. No class March 27 and 29. (KB)

Age

Fee

Location

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y to 13Y

$87(R) / $130(N)

Eola Community Center

6Y to 14Y

$92(R) / $110(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 16

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52722

M

March 5 to May 21

6:30 to 8 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 16

52736

Tu/Th

March 6 to April 19

4:15 to 6:15 p.m.

52723

W

March 7 to May 23

5:15 to 6:45 p.m.

MIN: 4 / MAX: 8

52737

Th/Tu

April 19 to June 5

4:15 to 6:15 p.m.

Flyaways Level 4

Flyaways Gymnastics Team

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 March 27 and 29. (KB)

Gymnasts at the team level with the Fox Valley Flyaways competitive gymnastics team are required to practice nine hours a week. These gymnasts will perform higher level skills mandated by USAG as well as NFHS/ISHA rules and regulations. 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 by invitation or evaluation only. No class March 27, 29 and 31. (KB)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y to 14Y

$92(R) / $110(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y to 14Y

$283(R) / $330(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 24

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52727

Tu/Th

March 6 to April 17

4:15 to 6:15 p.m.

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52728

Tu/Th

April 19 to June 5

4:15 to 6:15 p.m.

52738

Tu/Th/Sa

March 6 to May 26

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

Flyaways Competitive Level 3 This program is for students who have passed the Flyaways NonCompetitive Level 4 requirements. Gymnasts on the Flyaways Competitive Level 3 Team are expected to compete in the compulsory season that takes place from September to December. Extra fees do apply for this class (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 by invitation or evaluation only. No class March 28 and 30. (KB)

Gymnastics: High School Practice Since gymnastics is a year-round sport, it’s necessary to continue practicing to maintain and improve skill levels, strength, endurance and flexibility. This program is structured for high school gymnasts to practice outside of their competitive season. This class is taught by instructors with knowledge of the NFHS/IHSA gymnastics rules and regulations. No class March 26, 28 and 30. (KB) Grade

Fee

Class Size

Location

$187(R) / $213(N)

MIN: 3 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

8 to 12

6Y to 14Y

$92(R) / $110(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 16

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52901

M/W/F

March 5 to May 25

3 to 4:30 p.m.

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52734

W/F

March 7 to April 20

W: 5:45 to 7:45 p.m.; F: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

52735

W/F

April 20 to June 6

W: 5:45 to 7:45 p.m.; F: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Private Lessons – Gymnastics/Cheer Private Lessons are available for those gymnasts or cheerleaders 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

45


Gymnastics & Tumbling

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

Gymnastics: Little Wigglers

Gymnastics for 2s & 3s with Parents

Parents and children learn gymnastics together in a safe and fun environment. Using vault, bars, beam and floor – as well as the tunnels, parachutes and blow-up air trak (Eola only), children learn how to wiggle and roll, swing on bars, jump on mats, walk on the beams and other gymnastics activities. Children must be accompanied by a participating adult. (KB)

Parents assist their young gymnasts as everyone learns basic gymnastics skills on the vault, bars, beam and floor. Age-appropriate activities help develop flexibility, strength, coordination and body awareness. Children learn forward rolls, jumping, handstands, simplified cartwheels and swings on bars. Safety tips and spotting techniques are stressed. All children must be accompanied by a participating adult. No class March 26 to 29, April 1 and May 28. (KB)

Age

Location

18M to 28M & adult

Eola Community Center

Age

Location

Barcode

Fee

Day Date

Time

Class Size

2Y to 3Y & adult

Eola Community Center

52742

$40(R) / $60(N)

M

March 12 to April 23

9 to 9:40 a.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

Fee

52743

$40(R) / $60(N)

M

March 12 to April 23

10:30 to 11:10 a.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

52760

M

March 12 to April 23

9:45 to 10:25 a.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

$40(R) / $60(N)

52744

$40(R) / $60(N)

Tu

March 13 to April 24

1:45 to 2:25 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

52759

Tu

March 13 to April 24

2:30 to 3:10 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

$40(R) / $60(N)

52745

$40(R) / $60(N)

Tu

March 13 to April 24

6:15 to 6:55 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

52752

Tu

March 13 to April 24

7 to 7:40 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

$40(R) / $60(N)

52746

$40(R) / $60(N)

W

March 14 to April 25

9:45 to 10:25 a.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

52753

W

March 14 to April 25

9 to 9:40 a.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

$40(R) / $60(N)

52747

$40(R) / $60(N)

Th

March 15 to April 26

9:45 to 10:25 a.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

52754

Th

March 15 to April 26

9 to 9:40 a.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

$40(R) / $60(N)

52748

$40(R) / $60(N)

Th

March 15 to April 26

6:15 to 6:55 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

52757

Th

March 15 to April 26

10:30 to 11:10 a.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

$40(R) / $60(N)

52763

$34(R) / $50(N)

M

April 30 to June 4

9 to 9:40 a.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

52758

Th

March 15 to April 26

7 to 7:40 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

$40(R) / $60(N)

54002

$34(R) / $50(N)

M

April 30 to June 4

10:30 to 11:10 a.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

52755

M

April 30 to June 4

9:45 to 10:25 a.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

$34(R) / $50(N)

52764

$40(R) / $60(N)

Tu

May 1 to June 5

1:45 to 2:25 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

52756

Tu

May 1 to June 5

2:30 to 3:10 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

$40(R) / $60(N)

54003

$40(R) / $60(N)

Tu

May 1 to June 5

6:15 to 6:55 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

52751

Tu

May 1 to June 5

7 to 7:40 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

$40(R) / $60(N)

54004

$40(R) / $60(N)

W

May 2 to June 6

9:45 to 10:25 a.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

52762

W

May 2 to June 6

9 to 9:40 a.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

$40(R) / $60(N)

54005

$40(R) / $60(N)

Th

May 3 to June 7

9:45 to 10:25 a.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

52768

Th

May 3 to June 7

9 to 9:40 a.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

$40(R) / $60(N)

52765

$40(R) / $60(N)

Th

May 3 to June 7

6:15 to 6:55 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

52769

Th

May 3 to June 7

10:30 to 11:10 a.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

$40(R) / $60(N)

52770

Th

May 3 to June 7

7 to 7:40 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

$40(R) / $60(N)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

18M to 28M & adult

$40(R) / $60(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52749

Th

March 15 to April 26

5 to 5:40 p.m.

52750

Th

March 15 to April 26

6:30 to 7:10 p.m.

52766

Th

May 3 to June 7

5 to 5:40 p.m.

52767

Th

May 3 to June 7

6:30 to 7:10 p.m.

46

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

2Y to 3Y & adult

$40(R) / $60(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52761

Th

March 15 to April 26

5:45 to 6:25 p.m.

53993

Th

May 3 to June 7

5:45 to 6:25 p.m.


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

Gymnastics: 4- to 5-year-olds

This program focuses on motor skills such as jumping, hopping, skipping and running, along with gross-motor skills, balance, coordination, following directions and basic gymnastics skills. Gymnasts begin learning forward rolls, straddle rolls, cartwheels, casting, pullovers and swinging on bars as well as walking and balancing on the beams. No class March 26 to 29, April 1 and May 28. (KB)

Through structured activities, young gymnasts 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. Fun and age-appropriate activities are designed to improve coordination, flexibility, strength and self-confidence. (KB)

Age

Location

3Y to 4Y

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day Date

Time

Class Size

Fee

52788

M

March 12 to April 23

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

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

$43(R) / $64(N)

52784

M

March 12 to April 23

1 to 1:45 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

$43(R) / $64(N)

52771

Tu

March 13 to April 24

9 to 9:45 a.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

$43(R) / $64(N)

52772

Tu

March 13 to April 24

11 to 11:45 a.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

$43(R) / $64(N)

52785

W

March 14 to April 25

10:45 to 11:30 a.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

$43(R) / $64(N)

52786

W

March 14 to April 25

1:15 to 2 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

$43(R) / $64(N)

52775

Th

March 15 to April 26

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

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

52776

Th

March 15 to April 26

3 to 3:45 p.m.

52777

F

March 16 to April 27

9 to 9:45 a.m.

52774

F

March 16 to April 27

52789

M

52779 52780

Age

Location

4Y to 5Y

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

Fee

52798

M

March 12 to April 23

1:50 to 2:45 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

$45(R) / $67(N)

52796

Tu

March 13 to April 24

10 to 10:55 a.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

$45(R) / $67(N)

52797

Tu

March 13 to April 24

12:30 to 1:25 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

$45(R) / $67(N)

52810

W

March 14 to April 25

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

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

$45(R) / $67(N)

$43(R) / $64(N)

52811

W

March 14 to April 25

2:05 to 3 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

$45(R) / $67(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

$43(R) / $64(N)

52812

Th

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

$45(R) / $67(N)

$43(R) / $64(N)

March 15 to April 26

1 to 1:55 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

11 to 11:45 a.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

$43(R) / $64(N)

52814

Th

March 15 to April 26

2 to 2:55 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

$45(R) / $67(N)

April 30 to June 4

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

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

$36(R) / $54(N)

52813

F

March 16 to April 27

10 to 10:55 a.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

$45(R) / $67(N)

M

April 30 to June 4

1 to 1:45 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

$36(R) / $54(N)

52802

Su

9 to 9:45 a.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

$43(R) / $64(N)

3:30 to 4:15 p.m.

$45(R) / $67(N)

May 1 to June 5

March 18 to April 29

MIN: 5 / MAX: 16

Tu

52781

Tu

May 1 to June 5

11 to 11:45 a.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

$43(R) / $64(N)

52815

M

$37(R) / $56(N)

W

May 2 to June 6

10:45 to 11:30 a.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

$43(R) / $64(N)

1:50 to 2:45 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

52790

April 30 to June 4

52803

Tu

May 1 to June 5

10 to 10:55 a.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

$45(R) / $67(N)

52782

W

May 2 to June 6

1:15 to 2 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

$43(R) / $64(N)

52804

Tu

May 1 to June 5

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

$45(R) / $67(N)

52783

Th

May 3 to June 7

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

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

$43(R) / $64(N)

12:30 to 1:25 p.m.

52805

W

May 2 to June 6

$45(R) / $67(N)

Th

May 3 to June 7

3 to 3:45 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

$43(R) / $64(N)

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

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

52773 52792

F

May 4 to June 8

9 to 9:45 a.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

$43(R) / $64(N)

52816

W

May 2 to June 6

2:05 to 3 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

$45(R) / $67(N)

52793

F

May 4 to June 8

11 to 11:45 a.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

$43(R) / $64(N)

52806

Th

May 3 to June 7

1 to 1:55 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

$45(R) / $67(N)

52818

Su

May 6 to June 10

2:30 to 3:10 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 16

$43(R) / $64(N)

52807

Th

May 3 to June 7

2 to 2:55 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

$45(R) / $67(N)

52808

F

May 4 to June 8

10 to 10:55 a.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

$45(R) / $67(N)

52817

Su

May 6 to June 10

3:30 to 4:15 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

$45(R) / $67(N)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 4Y

$43(R) / $64(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52787

F

March 16 to April 27

4:10 to 4:55 p.m.

52778

F

March 16 to April 27

6 to 6:45 p.m.

52794

F

May 4 to June 8

52795

F

May 4 to June 8

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

4Y to 5Y

$45(R) / $67(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

Prisco Community Center

4:10 to 4:55 p.m.

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

6 to 6:55 p.m.

52800

F

March 16 to April 27

3:05 to 4 p.m.

52801

F

March 16 to April 27

5 to 5:55 p.m.

52809

F

May 4 to June 8

3:05 to 4 p.m.

52799

F

May 4 to June 8

5 to 5:55 p.m.

47


Gymnastics & Tumbling Gymnastics

Tumbling

Parent & Tot Gymnastics

Tumbling & Flyaways Competitive Tumbling Level 1

Parents and children are introduced to the world of gymnastics to develop handeye coordination, movement to music and body awareness. Age-appropriate skills on balance beam, vault, bars, tumbling, air trak and air equipment are practiced. Comfortable clothing for parent and child are required. Tots must be walking. This program is taught by Tumblebears staff. (LP)

This program is for children who are new to tumbling. Tumblers will work on basic tumbling skills such as rolls, cartwheels, handstands and round offs. Children also 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 March 27 and 29. (KB)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

10M to 3Y & adult

$56(R) / $84(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 15

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52450

Th

March 1 to April 5

10:30 to 11:05 a.m.

52451

Th

April 12 to May 17

10:30 to 11:05 a.m.

Preschool Gymnastics This full gymnastics program offers a fun, positive and safe environment. With an all-new animal theme, children focus on tumbling, bars, beam and vault. These programs are taught by Tumblebears staff. (LP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 5Y

$56(R) / $84(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 15

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52456

Th

March 1 to April 5

11:10 to 11:45 a.m.

52457

Th

March 1 to April 5

1:15 to 1:50 p.m.

52458

Th

April 12 to May 17

11:10 to 11:45 a.m.

52459

Th

April 12 to May 17

1:15 to 1:50 p.m.

School-age Gymnastics This program includes tumbling, balance beam, bars and vault. It is a progressive skills program with children learning at their own pace. Classes incorporate strength, flexibility, speed, balance and coordination into each lesson. These programs are taught by Tumblebears staff. (LP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

5Y to 12Y

$56(R) / $84(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 15

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

4Y to 14Y

$50(R) / $74(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 16

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52819

Tu

March 6 to May 22

4:15 to 5 p.m.

52820

Th

March 8 to May 24

4:15 to 5 p.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, back bends, front limbers, front and back walkovers. Tumblers also will 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 March 27 and 29. (KB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

4Y to 14Y

$50(R) / $74(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52825

Tu

March 6 to May 22

5 to 5:45 p.m.

52826

Th

March 8 to May 24

5 to 5:45 p.m.

Tumbling & Flyaways Competitive Tumbling Level 3 This program is for the tumblers who have mastered the skills in Level 2 and are now ready to work on harder skills such as back handsprings, front handsprings, back tucks and punch fronts. Tumblers also will 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 March 27 and 29. (KB)

52462

Th

March 1 to April 5

4:30 to 5:15 p.m.

52463

Th

March 1 to April 5

5:15 to 6 p.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

52464

Th

April 12 to May 17

4:30 to 5:15 p.m.

4Y to 14Y

$66(R) / $99(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

52465

Th

April 12 to May 17

5:15 to 6 p.m.

48

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52831

Tu

March 6 to May 22

5 to 6 p.m.

52832

Th

March 8 to May 24

5 to 6 p.m.


Gymnastics Section & Tumbling Heading Cheerleading Tumbling Clinic

Twister Tots

Learn tumbling skills safely at these new cheerleading tumbling clinics. The clinics offer the chance to master the tumbling skills necessary to excel in cheerleading. All skill levels are welcome, from novice to advanced tumblers. These programs are taught by Tumbling Tot Gymnastics staff. (KD)

Children continue to improve their gross-motor skills while learning basic gymnastics skills in a safe age- and skill-appropriate environment. Games, challenges and a positive teaching style help children develop self-esteem. Children follow skill progressions on floor, bars, beam and vault. These programs are taught by Tumbling Tots Gymnastics staff. (KD)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y to 18Y

$15(R) / $23(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Prisco Community Center

3Y to 6Y

$50(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 8

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53851

Sa

March 17

1 to 2:30 p.m.

53869

Tu

March 13 to April 10

10:20 to 11:05 a.m.

53852

Sa

March 31

1 to 2:30 p.m.

53870

Tu

March 13 to April 10

11:15 a.m. to noon

53853

Sa

April 21

1 to 2:30 p.m.

53871

Tu

March 13 to April 10

5 to 5:45 p.m.

53854

Sa

May 26

1 to 2:30 p.m.

53872

W

March 14 to April 11

9 to 9:45 a.m.

53873

W

March 14 to April 11

9:55 to 10:40 a.m.

Tiny Tumblers

53875

Sa

March 17 to April 14

9:10 to 9:55 a.m.

Children can develop self-esteem, gross-motor skills and physical fitness with their parents. Instruction will focus on gross-motor skills and introductory gymnastics skills on the floor, balance beams, bars and vaulting. These programs are taught by Tumbling Tots Gymnastics staff. (KD)

53877

Tu

April 17 to May 15

10:20 to 11:05 a.m.

53878

Tu

April 17 to May 15

11:15 a.m. to noon

53879

Tu

April 17 to May 15

5 to 5:45 p.m.

53880

W

April 18 to May 16

9 to 9:45 a.m.

53881

W

April 18 to May 16

9:55 to 10:40 a.m.

53883

Sa

April 21 to May 19

9:10 to 9:55 a.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

18M to 36M & adult

$40(R) / $60(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 16

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53885

Tu

March 13 to April 10

9 to 9:30 a.m.

Beginning Tumbling

53886

Tu

March 13 to April 10

9:40 to 10:10 a.m.

53891

Tu

March 13 to April 10

4:15 to 4:45 p.m.

Learn tumbling skills safely and correctly. Students learn basic tumbling skills such as handstands, rolls, cartwheels and round-offs. This program is perfect for gymnasts, cheerleaders or anyone interested in learning how to tumble. These programs are taught by Tumbling Tots Gymnastics staff. (KD)

53893

W

March 14 to April 11

10:50 to 11:20 a.m.

53895

W

March 14 to April 11

11:30 a.m. to noon

53899

Sa

March 17 to April 14

10 to 10:30 a.m.

53889

Tu

April 17 to May 15

9:40 to 10:10 a.m.

53890

Tu

April 17 to May 15

9 to 9:30 a.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y and up

$60(R) / $90(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53892

Tu

April 17 to May 15

4:15 to 4:45 p.m.

53859

Tu

March 13 to April 10

6 to 6:55 p.m.

53894

W

April 18 to May 16

10:50 to 11:20 a.m.

53860

Sa

March 17 to April 14

9 to 9:55 a.m.

53896

W

April 18 to May 16

11:30 a.m. to noon

53861

Sa

March 17 to April 14

10 to 10:55 a.m.

53900

Sa

April 21 to May 19

10 to 10:30 a.m.

53864

Tu

April 17 to May 15

6 to 6:55 p.m.

53865

Sa

April 21 to May 19

9 to 9:55 a.m.

53866

Sa

April 21 to May 19

10 to 10:55 a.m.

Advanced Tumbling 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. (KB)

Focus 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 back-bend kickover to enroll in this class. These programs are taught by Tumbling Tot Gymnastics staff. (KD) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

7Y and up

$60(R) / $90(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

53856

Tu

March 13 to April 10

7 to 7:55 p.m.

6Y to 18Y

$5 per visit

MIN: 4 / MAX: 32

Eola Community Center

53855

Sa

March 17 to April 14

11 to 11:55 a.m.

Time

53858

Tu

April 17 to May 15

7 to 7:55 p.m.

4 to 5:30 p.m.

53857

Sa

April 21 to May 19

11 to 11:55 a.m.

Barcode 52854

Day Sa

Date March 17 to May 26

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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 from 9 to 11 a.m. the second Saturday of every month (except January and February). 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.

Connect with the great outdoors

Nature Programs For Families

Animal Encounters

Cave Hike

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

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children. (MG) Age

Fee

Location

All ages & adult

Free

Red Oak Nature Center

Shake off those winter blues and hike through the woods to look for signs of spring and wildlife. On the way to the cave, learn about the legend of Devil’s Cave and why it was given its haunting name. Dress for the weather. If there’s still snow, snowshoes will be available. No need to register. However, children must be accompanied by an adult. (MG)

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Age

Fee

Departure Location

All ages & adult

Free

Red Oak Nature Center

Day

Date

Time

Day

Date

Time

Animal

Su

Feb. 26

2 to 3 p.m.

Snakes

Su

March 11

2 to 3 p.m.

Frogs & Toads

Su

March 4

2 to 3 p.m.

Sa

April 28

2 to 3 p.m.

Su

April 22

2 to 3 p.m.

Rabbits

Su

May 6

2 to 3 p.m.

Salamanders

Earth Hour Campfire Enjoy a relaxing hour being earth-friendly. Participants will create a basket out of grass, play a game or two and then go exploring in the woods and roast marshmallows. To mark Earth Hour 2012, participants should turn off the lights and all non-essential electrical items at home before attending the program. Dress for the weather; Earth Hour goes rain or shine. (MG)

Pack up the family for a fun night of camping! On Saturday, enjoy a hike, activities, a campfire and s’mores. Sunday includes a bird hike and light breakfast. A limited number of tents are available; if possible, bring one from home. Participants will receive a letter approximately one week prior to the event. This event will go rain or shine. All participants must be registered. (MG) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

5Y and up

$7(R) / $11(N) per person or $25(R) / $38(N) for family of four

MIN: 6 / MAX: 30

Red Oak Nature Center

Time

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

53058

Sa-Su

May 26 to 27

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

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

5Y and up & adult

$5(R) / $8(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Red Oak Nature Center picnic shelter

Barcode

Day

Date

53050

Sa

March 31

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Spring Nature Camp Out


Nature Programs Nature Exploration Bags Borrow one of Red Oak’s newly updated “Nature Exploration Bags” during normal business hours to enhance exploration of the woods. Available Exploration Bags include: the signs of the season, birds, insects and senses. Another Exploration Bag is geared to adults. These are free of charge but a refundable deposit is required. Adult supervision is required. (MG)

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Age

Fee

Location

All ages & adult

Free

Red Oak Nature Center

Day

Date

Time

Every day

Year-round

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

Nature

Adventure Trips See how maple syrup is made, take a spring hike, see some waterfalls or go rafting. 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.

Letterbox Hunt

Festival of the Sugar Maples

Letterboxing is a fun “treasure hunt” that is being done worldwide. e! 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)

Maple syrup season is truly one of the first signs of spring, as the cold winter months slowly slip away and the forest floor comes to life. A great way to celebrate is with a trip to Coral Woods Conservation Area in Marengo to learn more about how maple syrup from maple trees is converted into syrup. (MG)

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Age

Fee

Location

Age

Fee

Class Size

Departure Location

All ages & adult

Free

Red Oak Nature Center

8Y and up & adult

$5(R) / $8(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

Red Oak Nature Center

Day

Date

Time

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Destination

M-Su

Year-round

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

51920

Sa

Feb. 25

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Coral Woods Conservation Area

Favorite Animal Champion Showdown

Spring Hike

It’s time for a voting face-off to find out which of Red Oak’s resident Fr ee ! animals is everyone’s favorite. The winning animals from the fall vote will be on display April 1 to May 1. Guests are encouraged to cast their vote for their favorite animal. The winner will be announced and introduced during a free presentation from 9 to 10 a.m. on May 5. (MG)

Spring hike: Everyone will take a hike to look for early signs of spring. (MG)

MapleFest Red Oak Nature Center March 17 Free! Watch demonstrations of how maple sap is turned into delicious maple syrup. Programs begin on the hour at 9, 10 and 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Maple-themed snacks and hot beverages will be available for a small fee.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Departure Location

8Y and up & adult

$5(R) / $8(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Destination

53074

Sa

March 31

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Call 630-897-1808

Waterfalls Hundreds of waterfalls can be found in the Great Lakes region, ranging from large falls to small roadside falls to remote wild waterfalls that wait at the end of a long hike. (MG) Age

Fee

Class Size

Departure Location

8Y and up & adult

$5(R) / $8(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Destination

53075

Sa

April 28

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Call 630-897-1808

Whitewater Rafting Head down the Vermillion River and experience all the whitewater thrills Illinois has to offer. Wear clothes that can get wet. (MG) Age

Fee

Class Size

Departure Location

8Y and up & adult

$10(R) / $15(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Destination

53076

Sa

May 19

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Vermillion River

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Nature Programs Connecting Kids with Nature

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

Hiking Club: Wednesdays in the Woods

Frogs!

Join a naturalist for this weekly hike in the woods. Everyone will journey down a new hiking trail each week on a mission to visit and explore a new destination together. Along the way, everyone will learn about the forest around Red Oak. (MG)

Leap on over to Lippold Pond for a look into the fascinating world of frogs and toads. Learn about the types of frogs and toads native to the Fox Valley area, and learn to identify them by sight and sound. Dress to be outside. All participants must be registered; children must be accompanied by an adult. Dress for the weather. (MG)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y to 9Y

$6(R) / $9(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53771

W

March 7 to 21

3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

10Y and up & adult

$2(R) / $5(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Lippold Outdoor Recreation Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53051

F

April 13

7 to 8 p.m.

Spring Bird Hike Enjoy a walk through the woods along the Fox River in search of early migrating birds. Bring binoculars or borrow a pair from Red Oak. No previous birding experience necessary. Please dress for the weather; those ages 16 and younger must be accompanied by a registered adult. (MG)

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Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

10Y and up & adult

$2(R) / $5(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53049

Sa

April 28

7:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Spring Full Moon Hike Explore the woods at Red Oak by hiking in the full moon light. Use the five senses to explore the not-so-dark. End the night with a campfire and roasted marshmallows! All participants must be registered; children must be accompanied by an adult. Although the campfire is protected by the picnic shelter, please dress for the weather. (MG) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

5Y and up & adult

$5(R) / $8(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Red Oak Nature Center picnic shelter

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53052

F

May 4

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

School of Rocks “Rock out” with a naturalist and learn how to identify different types of rocks. Travel down a ravine to the Fox River banks in search of rocks. Discover how special rock features are formed, and journey into Devil’s Cave. The hike will take place rain or shine. (MG) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y to 8Y

$3(R) / $5(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53770

Su

May 20

10 to 11:30 a.m.


Nature Programs Bug Biographies Children who like to write stories or illustrate can learn about bugs and search for evidence and inspiration for their bug biographies. Participants will hike, talk about the daily life of insects and then brainstorm together about the stories. Writers will take home their own Bug Biography book! (MG) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y to 8Y

$4(R) / $6(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53774

Sa

May 12

10 to 11:30 a.m.

Garlic Mustard Challenge Help remove Garlic Mustard –an invasive plant that threatens to take over native habitats – and vie for the firstever Garlic Mustard Cup in the process! Tools to properly identify and remove this plant will be provided. Work as a team or individually to collect as much as possible, with the winner awarded the traveling Garlic Mustard Cup. All volunteers are invited to a marshmallow roast afterward. (MG)

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Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

5Y and up

Free

MIN: 8 / MAX: 40

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53028

Sa

May 26

9 a.m. to noon

Row, Row, Row a Boat! Introduction to Canoeing Learn entry-level paddling skills for canoeing. Fee includes use of boat, paddle and PFD. (RM) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

12Y and up

$99

MIN: 4 / MAX: 11

Jericho Lake

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

54254

Th

April 12 to 19

6 to 8:30 p.m.

Guided Earth Day River Trip Paddle the Fox River from North Aurora to downtown Aurora. This trip passes several islands, and there are many channels from which to choose. Fee includes use of boat, paddle and PFD. (RM) Age

Fee

Class Size

Departure Location

12Y and up

$65

MIN: 4 / MAX: 11

Paddle and Trail, 107 Spruce St., Aurora

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

54255

Su

April 22

11 a.m.

Introduction to Kayaking Learn entry-level paddling skills for kayaking. Fee includes use of boat, paddle and PFD. (RM) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

12Y and up

$99

MIN: 4 / MAX: 11

Jericho Lake

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

54256

Th

April 26 to May 3

6 to 8:30 p.m.

Introduction to Stand-up Paddle Boarding Learn how to use a stand-up paddle board in a calm flat water setting. (RM) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

12Y and up

$99

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Jericho Lake

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

54257

Th

May 10 to 17

6 to 8:30 p.m.

Mid-American Canoe Race Training Series Practice paddling upstream toward the North Aurora Dam and back again. The last day will include a trial run of the short race route from the Batavia VFW. Guides will point out the deep water channel to racers so they can learn the best route through the various channels and gravel shoals that often hang up paddlers on race day. Fee includes use of boat, paddle and PFD. (RM) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

12Y and up

$99

MIN: 4 / MAX: 11

Paddle and Trail, 107 Spruce St., Aurora

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

54258

Tu

May 1 to 22

6 to 8:30 p.m.

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Just for

Scouts Fun for All

Girl Scouts

All Scout Swimming

3 Cheers for Animals

Join other Scouts and 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)

Take a Daisy’s journey to learn about wild animals and caring for wildlife. Scouts will discover a variety of birds, different types of nests and learn about the basic needs of all animals. The program focuses on group activities, working together and role playing. (MG)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y to 13Y

$50(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 1 / MAX: 3 dens/troops

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53154

Sa

March 3

Noon to 2 p.m.

53155

Su

March 18

Noon to 2 p.m.

53156

Sa

April 14

Noon to 2 p.m.

53157

Su

April 22

Noon to 2 p.m.

53158

Sa

May 5

Noon to 2 p.m.

Help Keep the Forest Healthy Fr e

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Scout volunteers are needed for the Sun Air Water and Soil (SAWS) work days. All tools and plant identification will be provided. (MG)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

5Y to 7Y

$7

MIN: 8 / MAX: 20

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53040

Sa

April 14

1 to 2:30 p.m.

Flower Garden Take a Daisy’s journey into the lives of plants and animals. Scouts will work together to make a mini-garden and build a worm composting bin while also exploring nature using their five senses. (MG) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

5Y to 7Y

$7

MIN: 8 / MAX: 20

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53041

Sa

May 5

1 to 2:30 p.m.

Ages

Fee

Location

All ages & adults

Free

Red Oak Nature Center

Let’s Go Camping

Day

Date

Time

Sa

April 14

9 to 11 a.m.

Sa

May 12

9 to 11 a.m.

Brownies can earn their Ready, Set, Go Camping Try-It and enjoy learning more about the outdoors in the process. Participants will make stew over a fire, learn how to tie two different knots, discover new bandanna tricks and take part in a roll-a-bag relay. Leaders/parents may accompany the Scouts. (LB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y to 9Y

$10

MIN: 7 / MAX: 12

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52729

Tu

April 24

4:30 to 6 p.m.

Brownie Bug Badge Explore the woods to search and learn about bugs. Brownies will complete all of the steps to earn their Bug Badge. (MG)

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Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y to 9Y

$7

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53794

Sa

May 12

1 to 2:30 p.m.


Just for Scouts Junior Flowers Badge Learn all about the wonderful world of flowers. Uncover the magic that flowers can bring to people. This program meets all the requirements of the Flowers badge. (MG) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

9Y to 12Y

$7

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53795

Sa

May 5

10 to 11:30 a.m.

Tiger/Cub/Boy Scouts Cub Scout Activity Kits These self-guided kits are filled with activities that will help Scouts earn achievements, electives and badges. Kits are available for Tiger: Achievement 5 & Elective 33, Wolf: 1d, 10a, 10e, 10f, 18a, Bear: Games, Games, Games & Folklore & Native Americans and Webelos: Naturalist and Forester Scouts. These are free of charge, but a small refundable deposit is required. Call the Red Oak Nature Center to reserve a time. (MG)

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

Fee

Location

1 to 4

$7

Blackberry Farm

Day

Date

Time

Sa

April 21

1 to 4 p.m.

Girl Scout Badge and Try-It Kits Any Girl Scout finishing up Tri-Its and badges can visit Red Oak and borrow a Scout kit. For Daisy Try-Its: Courageous and Strong and Using Resources Wisely. For Brownies: Earth and Sky; Exploring the Outdoors; Discovering Wildlife; Numbers and Shapes; and Plants and Animals. For Juniors: Plants and Animals, and Your Outdoor Surroundings. Kits must be used during normal business hours and typically take about an hour to complete. Just leave a deposit (keys or ID) with staff to borrow any kit. Badges and Try-Its are not included with kits. (MG)

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Age

Fee

Location

All ages & adults

Free

Red Oak Nature Center

Day

Date

Time

M-Su

Year-round

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

Level

Fee

Location

Cub Scouts & adults

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.

Archery for Scouts Only Learn the rules for safe archery and shooting techniques, including the stance and how to nock the arrow, establish the bow, draw, aim, release, follow-through and retrieving arrows. Note: The archery loop and pin can be awarded only by a certified Cub Scout Archery shooting director at a Scout camp program. This program is to prepare for Scout camp. (MG) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

8Y to 18Y

$30(R) / $45(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Lippold Outdoor Recreation Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53071

M

March 5 to 26

7 to 8 p.m.

53072

M

April 2 to 23

7 to 8 p.m.

53073

M

May 7 to 28

7 to 8 p.m.

Earth Day Red Oak Nature Center April 21 • 1 to 3 p.m.

FREE Open House!

Snowshoe Rentals Venture on to fresh fallen snow with a pair of snowshoes and discover all the natural beauty at Red Oak. These Atlas 925 snowshoes come with poles to help navigate the frosty trails. Reserve a pair by calling 630-897-1808. All rentals must be returned 30 minutes before the building closes. Rentals must be reserved by someone 18 years or older with a valid driver’s license; a waiver form needs to be filled out as well. Payments may be made only by cash or check at the time of rental. At least 3 inches of snow on the ground is required to use snowshoes. (MG) Age

Fee per pair

Location

10Y and up & adult

$5

Red Oak Nature Center

Day

Date

Time

M/Tu/W/Th/F

December through February

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sa/Su

December through February

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

Bring your family or group to Red Oak for an afternoon of fun and games in honor of the greatest mother of the all, Mother Earth! In addition to our usual exhibits, we will have challenging and fun games and crafts designed to reduce your everyday usages. Visitors who ride their bike or carpool will be entered into a drawing for a FVPD gift card. Call 630-897-1808 for more information.

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Just for Scouts Wolf Scout: Fishing

Webelos: Craftsman Clay Whistle

Earn Elective 19: Fishing. Learn the rules of safe fishing and fishing laws, how to use a rod and reel and how to bait a hook. Leaders and parents may accompany the Scout. (LB)

Webelos will learn how to make a useful item out of something other than wood, such as a whistle made from clay. Whistle will be available for pick-up a week after the class. Leaders and parents may accompany the Scout. (LB)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y to 8Y

$7

MIN: 7 / MAX: 12

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53990

Sa

May 5

1 to 3 p.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

9Y to 11Y

$10

MIN: 7 / MAX: 12

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52731

W

April 18

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Webelos: Craftsman Tin Punching Webelos will learn how to make a useful item out of something other than wood, such as tin-punching a lantern. 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

$10

MIN: 7 / MAX: 12

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53456

Tu

March 20

6 to 7 p.m.

Bird Study Merit Badge Workshop Earn a Bird Study Merit Badge in this class, taught by a Nature Center staff member who is a certified Merit Badge Counselor. Observe live birds, learn to identify birds in the field and create a field notebook. If enough birds are spotted, the entire badge can be completed in one day. If the required number of birds is not seen, a follow-up date has been scheduled. Participants should bring a blue Merit Badge card signed by Scoutmaster, a zerowaste lunch, bird field guide (preferably “National Geographic Society Field Guide to the Birds of North America,” second edition or higher) and one clean and empty two quart milk or juice cartons. (MG) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

10Y to 18Y

$10

MIN: 4 / MAX: 20

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53077

F

March 30

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Scout Program Pretend to live in the 1800s just like Laura Ingalls Wilder. Girls will have the opportunity to complete the requirements for the Laura Ingalls Wilder Scout badge. This program teaches girls about candle dipping, making cornbread, sewing, blacksmithing, weaving and more. The patch will be available for purchase in the Gift Shop.

Saturday, April 21 1 to 4 p.m. Blackberry Farm $7 per Scout Grades 1 to 4 Call 630-892-1550 to register starting Feb. 1.

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April and May • 5 to 7 p.m. • Blackberry Farm A perfect option for Scouts, schools and families to celebrate the end of the school year. Rental includes a tractor-driven hayride, train ride, picnic site, campfire, picnic tables and trash cans. Bring your own food and drinks. Residents: $155 for the first 35 people $4.50 each additional person Non-residents: $195 for the first 35 peopel $5.50 each additional person Call Laureen at 630-892-1550


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

Discover the artist within

Arts & Crafts For Youth Art with the Masters

Corn Husk Dolls

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. No class on March 31. (SC) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

5Y to 10Y

$40(R) / $60(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52897

Sa

March 10 to April 7

10:45 to 11:45 a.m.

52900

Sa

April 14 to May 5

10:45 to 11:45 a.m.

Learn how to make a corn husk doll just like children did in the 1840s. (LB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

8Y to 12Y

$12(R) / $18(R)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53767

W

March 7

4 to 5 p.m.

Tin Punching Tin punching is a craft from the past. Participants will make a decorative lantern to take home with them. (LB)

Elementary Drawing and Cartooning Learn a step-by-step drawing method with light-hearted subjects to engage a sense of humor and imaginations. 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. (KW) Age

Fee

Class Size

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

8Y to 12Y

$12(R) / $18(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Blackberry Farm

Location

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53455

Th

March 15

4 to 5 p.m.

6Y to 12Y

$45(R) / $68(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52654

Sa

March 3 to 24

3 to 4 p.m.

52655

Sa

April 7 to 28

3 to 4 p.m.

52656

Sa

May 5 to 26

3 to 4 p.m.

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Arts & Crafts Flower Presses Explore the woods looking for pretty flowers to press and take home. Make a flower press to keep them in. All materials will be supplied. (MG) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

8Y and up

$10(R) / $15(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53678

Su

March 18

1 to 3 p.m.

Make It for Mom Mom will love the leaf platter and bowl that can be decorated for Mother’s Day. Pottery pieces will be available for pick-up after May 1. (LB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

8Y to 12Y

$20(R) / $30(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53765

Sa

April 14

1 to 2 p.m.

For Teens and Adults First-Time Potter Participants will learn how to make wheel-thrown pottery, how to trim pottery pieces and then glaze their pottery masterpieces. All clay and materials are included. (LB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

14Y and up

$75(R) / $113(N)

MIN: 2 / MAX: 2

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53046

Tu

April 10 to 24

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

For Adults Glass Fusing

Glass Fusing for Youth Children will make three jewelry pendants. Participants will use different colors of dichroic glass to decorate each pendant. All glass supplies and cutting tools are provided. Demonstrations will show students how to cut glass; however, the actual cutting will be done by instructor Fay McKay. (KW) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

8Y to 12Y

$36(R) / $54(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52549

Th

April 19

4:15 to 5:30 p.m.

All Ages

Discover the art of glass fusing. Participants will learn to make 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 of the glass supplies and glass cutting tools will be provided. Projects will be available for pick-up one week after class. Note: March class uses a ceramic piece with ceramic paints and frit glass. Instructor is Fay McKay. (KW) Age

Class Size

Location

18Y and up

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Fee

Project

52546

Th

March 22

6:15 to 8 p.m.

$44(R) / $66(N)

Mosaic cross, gecko or butterfly

52547

Th

April 19

6:15 to 8 p.m.

$36(R) / $54(N)

3 pendants or 2 pairs of earrings

52548

Th

May 17

6:15 to 8 p.m.

$44(R) / $66(N)

Beaded charm bracelet

Wreath Making: Grapevine Learn how easy it is to twist and turn a grapevine into a fun festive wreath for all seasons. All materials will be supplied; just bring imagination and creativity. (MG) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

10Y and up

$10(R) / $15(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53681

Sa

April 21

9 to 11 a.m.

Leaf-Stamped Stationary Add a touch of nature to stationery. Hike the woods looking for inspiration and leaves to personalize letterwriting paper. (MG)

Don’t Forget! Resident registration begins Feb. 11. There are three ways to register: 1. By Foxlink Internet and Touchtone

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

2. By Mail / Drop Off

8Y and up

$5(R) / $8(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Red Oak Nature Center

3. In Person

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53675

Sa

May 19

1 to 3 p.m.

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Fun for Kids Commander Baldilocks Junior Police Academy

Balloon Animal Class

Learn the responsibilities and tasks of police officers by joining the Commander Baldilocks Junior Police Academy. Recruits will discover the role of a police officer in their community – including lessons on stranger danger, basic self-defense and traffic stops – along with physical fitness testing and some role playing. Participants will learn to recognize dangerous predator situations and will have an opportunity to practice what they learn in a simulated situation using the ‘Red Man’ police training self-defense armor. All graduates of the Junior Police Academy will receive a certificate upon completion. Instructor is retired police officer Lloyd Popp, who spent 28 years with the Aurora Police Department as a school resource officer involved with DARE and GREAT programs. (LP)

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

8Y to 12Y

$100(R) / $150(N)

MIN: 10 / MAX: 30

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53043

W

Feb. 22 to March 21

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

53117

W

April 4 to May 2

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 12Y

$20 (first child) $10 each add’l sibling

MIN: 6 / MAX: 16

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52842

Sa

March 17

7 to 11 p.m.

52843

Sa

April 21

7 to 11 p.m.

52844

Sa

May 19

7 to 11 p.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y to 13Y

$25(R) / $38(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 15

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53843

W

March 21

6 to 7:30 p.m.

Magic Class Children will learn an array of fascinating and 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 ageappropriate. New tricks are taught at each session. (KD) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

5Y to 12Y

$20(R) / $27(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 35

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53781

Th

April 26

4 to 4:55 p.m.

Thanks! We appreciate all of our volunteers! Thank you to all of our many volunteers who have given of their time and talent during the winter. We appreciate all the people who volunteered as coaches, program volunteers, at special events and at all other activities that time and talent was given. 59


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

Fee

Class Size

Location

5Y and up

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

MIN: 10 / MAX: 50

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53039

F

March 9

6 to 8 p.m.

Let’s Fly a Kite

Saturday, April 21 Eola Community Center 1 to 3 p.m. FREE! Barcode 52391 Families will enjoy a bike and stroller decorating contest, crafts, E-Fit class demos, a bounce house and refreshments! Also, watch for an appearance from Parker, the Park District mascot!

Celebrate the arrival of spring by flying a kite. Participants will decorate and assemble their kite and then fly it at Blackberry Farm. Children should be accompanied by an adult. (LB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

5Y to 12Y & adult

$10(R) / $15(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53453

Sa

April 21

10 to 11 a.m.

Cooking Kids in the Kitchen 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. (CJ) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

7Y to 9Y

$42(R) / $63(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 15

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

51074

Tu

Jan. 10 to Feb. 14

6 to 7 p.m.

Check it out! Check out the early childhood cooking classes on page 88 60


Medley Just for Girls Funky Peace Glam Jam

An Evening with Mom

This peace-themed program features funky hair updos with neon braids and colored hair spray, make-up application and nail designs accompanied with a retro hand glove. Each girl decorates a craft complete with stamps, paints and embellishments and a bracelet with peace dangles. Afterward, everyone dances the Freeze Dance, Limbo and more with neon lighting. This program is taught by Glitzy Girlz. (KW)

Enjoy an evening with mom full of glam and glitz. Stop by the different workshop stations: Glam (hair, makeup, nails), Crafts (stamps, paints and embellishments), Jewelry (beads and charms) and Pastry Decorating. Each couple will work as a team. The program ends with a red carpet fashion show of couples. (Bring a camera and staff will take photos.) This class is taught by Glitzy Girlz staff. (KW)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

5Y to 10Y

$36(R) / $54(N)

MIN: 7 / MAX: 20

Eola Community Center

3Y to 10Y

$36(R) / $54(N)

MIN: 7 / MAX: 15

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52543

F

March 2

6:30 to 7:45 p.m.

52545

Th

May 10

6:30 to 7:45 p.m.

Little Miss Manners and Modeling

Girls Night Pajama Spa Party

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 is Patricia Ray. (KW)

Girls can put on their comfortable pajamas and attend this ‘spa’ night, where they soak up a facial and will make a banana facial mask. They also will do a mani-pedi, complete with toe and nail accessories. Each girl will receive her own spa bag complete with foot/nail brushes, jewelry and more! This class is taught by Glitzy Girlz. (KW)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y to 10Y

$55(R) / $82(N)

MIN: 9 / MAX: 15

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52694

Sa

April 14 to May 5

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

o t p e e h S Shawl

Saturday, May 19 Blackberry Farm Included with daily admission fee • Sheep shearing demonstration at 1 and 3 p.m. • Camp demonstration at Pioneer Cabin • Spinning and weaving at Weaver’s Cabin • Seamstress sewing at Huntoon House

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

5Y to 11Y

$36(R) / $54(N)

MIN: 7 / MAX: 15

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52544

Th

April 19

6 to 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 21 6:30 to 8 p.m. Prisco Community Center All Ages Celebrate Mardi Gras!

Make masks, play games to win beads and other prizes, and join in the king cake-eating contest. Additional snacks and refreshments available for purchase. Wear a wild costume or a glitzy mask for a chance to win the costume contest!

$6 Residents $9 Non-residents Barcode 51970

Registration closes Feb. 20

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Medley Chess III

Cards & Games

Chess III is for intermediate and experienced players or those players who successfully completed Chess II. More advanced opening systems, defenses and end games are taught. Inter-player rankings are used. All chess materials are provided. No class March 20 and 27 at Eola. No class March 26 at Vaughan. (LP) (KW)

Chess I Chess I players will learn the beginning aspects of the game, including how pieces move, castling, en passant and beginning concepts of openings and defenses. Chess etiquette is emphasized. All materials are provided; however, quality tournament-style chess sets will be available for purchase. Instructor Darin Link has 13 years teaching experience and has coached championship teams. No class March 20 and 27 at Eola. No class March 26 at Vaughan. (KW) (LP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Age

Fee

Class Size

7Y to 18Y

$52(R) / $78(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 16

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Location

52446

Tu

Feb. 21 to April 10

5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Eola Community Center

52444

M

Feb. 27 to April 9

7 to 8 p.m.

Vaughan Athletic Center

Location

52445

M

April 16 to May 21

7 to 8 p.m.

Vaughan Athletic Center

52447

Tu

April 17 to May 22

5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Eola Community Center

7Y to 18Y

$52(R) / $78(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 16

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52440

M

Feb. 27 to April 9

5 to 6 p.m.

52441

M

April 16 to May 21

5 to 6 p.m.

Magic: The Gathering – “Open Gym” Magic: The Gathering – one of the oldest and the best “trading card games” – can be as intellectually challenging as chess but adds a creative aspect. At Saturday morning open gym, participants will compete for prizes (booster packs) with Type 2 decks in various formats. Note: This is a casual room. “Spikes” should find somewhere else to play. Newcomers will be taught how to play. Instructor is Dave Carr. (KJ)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

7Y to 18Y

$52(R) / $78(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 16

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

Fee

Class Size

52505

Tu

Feb. 21 to April 10

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

7Y and up

$1 per visit

MIN: 6 / MAX: 16

52506

Tu

April 17 to May 22

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Day

Date

Time

Location

Sa

Jan. 7 to Feb. 25

9 a.m. to noon

Eola Community Center

Chess II Chess II includes deeper understandings of openings and middle game tactics and endgame scenarios. Chess clocks, chess notation and tournament rules will be introduced. Chess etiquette is emphasized. All materials are provided; however, quality tournament-style chess sets will be available for purchase. Instructor Darin Link has 13 years teaching experience and has coached championship teams. No class March 20 and 27 at Eola. No class March 26 at Vaughan. (KW) (LP)

Fun with Computers Computer Classes with SciTech

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

7Y to 18Y

$52(R) / $78(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 16

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

52442

M

Feb. 27 to April 9

6 to 7 p.m.

21Y and up

$15(R) / $24(N)

MIN: 3 / MAX: 20

52443

M

April 16 to May 21

6 to 7 p.m.

SciTech Science Museum, 18 W. Benton St., Aurora

Learn about computers in a relaxed, non-threatening learning atmosphere. These programs are taught by SciTech Museum staff. (JHP)

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

52553

M

March 12

9 to 10:30 a.m.

7Y to 18Y

$52(R) / $78(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 16

Eola Community Center

52554

M

April 9

9 to 10:30 a.m.

52555

M

May 14

9 to 10:30 a.m.

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52505

Tu

Feb. 21 to April 10

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

52506

Tu

April 17 to May 22

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

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Medley Presidents’ Day

Science & Technology

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 can be dropped off early or stay late for those who need a longer camp day. Pre-registration is required. (LP) Age

Fee

Location

Razzle Dazzle Robotics

5Y to 11Y

$24(R) / $36(N)

Vaughan Athletic Center

Move over, Hermione and Harry! Build a magic wand that makes amazing things happen on the computer: one shake of the wand and the computer does it! Build a robot puppet that makes an animal dance on the screen. This course uses the most innovative tools available to build robots with sensors that communicate and control the computers. This program is taught by Computer Explorers staff. (KW)

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Fee

Class Size

51052

M

Feb. 20

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

$24(R) / $36(N)

MIN: 10 / MAX: 24

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

8Y to 12Y

$90(R) / $135(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52660

Tu

April 3 to 24

4:15 to 5:45 p.m.

Intro to Robotics I

Before and After Care 51053

M

Feb. 20

7:30 to 9 a.m.

$8(R) / $12(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

51054

M

Feb. 20

4 to 5:30 p.m.

$8(R) / $12(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

Personal Growth Parent Workshop

Be an inventor! Light and sound sensors, pulleys, wheels, levers and gears are all ready to be commanded! Design a machine, program it using Pico Cricket and start it moving. Classes include a whirlwind of merry-go-rounds, speeding cars and snapping dragons. Students will work in teams of two. This program is taught by Computer Explorers staff. (KW)

Ever wonder what an infant is thinking? If only they could tell their parents when something was wrong or if they were having fun! The Baby Signs program offers the tools to help an infant or toddler communicate. The Baby Signs Complete Starter Kit will be provided to each participant. Instructor is Jackie Vicencio. (KW)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Age

Class Size

Fee

Location

8Y to 12Y

$90(R) / $135(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

18Y and up

MIN: 5 / MAX: 15

$86(R) / $129(N)

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

4:15 to 5:45 p.m.

52650

M

March 12

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

52651

W

March 14

6 to 7 p.m.

52661

Tu

May 1 to 22

Mini-Camps

Looking for ways to make extra money? and

Blackberry’s History Adventure: Chicago History Museum

Moonlighting on the Internet

Visit the Chicago History Museum and discover Chicago’s greatest triumphs and trials, the sights and sounds of the past and how the city changed after each crisis – from the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 to the riots of 1968. Please pack a sack lunch and a snack for the day. (LB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

8Y to 10Y

$20(R) / $30(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 13

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53457

F

March 2

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Rachel Singer Gordan, author of Point, Click and Save: Mashup Mom’s Guide to Saving and Making Money Online, will share her strategies for using the internet to generate income.

Blackberry’s History Adventure: Ellwood House Museum

Pre-registration is required.

Become a history detective during a day off from school. A lead investigator will guide a fact-finding mission to discover what families did for fun 100 years ago. A visit to the Depot Museum in Batavia is included. (LB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

8Y to 10Y

$20(R) / $30(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 13

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53768

W

May 9

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, April 4 • 7 to 8:30 p.m. Prisco Community Center Ages 16 and up $5 Residents/$7 Non-residents Barcode 52638 63


Medley Around the House PE SU R

COUPONING Save on everything with help from super couponing guru

Jill Cataldo!

Wednesday, March 7 7 to 8:30 p.m. Prisco Community Center $5 Residents $7 Non-residents Ages 16 and up Barcode 53015 Can’t get enough of Super Couponing? Coupon expert Jill Cataldo is back with more! Learn advanced tips to cut your grocery bill and find bargains on clothing, household and holiday items. Pre-registration is required.

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Maximize Your Storage Spaces Discover the unused space inside every home. Basements, attics and garages are the biggest storage spaces in a home but are often overflowing with “stuff.” Get tips and guidelines for how to tackle these areas and maximize space. Bring pictures and questions to class. Instructor is Sandy Haras, a local professional organizer. (LP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

16Y and up

$19(R) / $29(N)

MIN: 12 / MAX: 20

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52597

Sa

March 10

10 to 11:15 a.m.

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

Fr e

e!

Class Size

Fee

Location

MIN: 10 / MAX: 30

Free

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

Program

53047

Sa

March 10

9 to 10:30 a.m.

18Y and up

Spring cleaning

53048

Sa

March 10

9 to 10:30 a.m.

4Y and up

Spring hike

community-wide

garage sale Saturday, May 19 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Prisco Parking Lot

$30 Residents / $45 Non-residents Barcode 50726 Don’t miss this huge opportunity to make a little cash! The Park District will advertise the sale through the activity guides, electronic signs, newspaper advertising and day-of signage. All proceeds from rental space will benefit the Creative Play Preschool Program at Prisco Community Center.


Medley Clear the Clutter Clear out the clutter with a successful garage sale. Learn how to sort, toss, donate and sell the rest with a little work and some pre-planning. Find out the best month, days and times to hold a garage sale and what the ad should say. Class ends with a raffle prize that will help get you started with your own sale. Bring questions! Instructor is Sandy Haras, a local professional organizer. (LP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

16Y and up

$19(R) / $29(N)

MIN: 12 / MAX: 20

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52598

Sa

April 14

10 to 11:15 a.m.

Safety First

For Pet Lovers Dog Obedience: Feeding Frenzy Teach a dog good manners while using the feeding time as training time. Participants will learn how to teach dogs to wait patiently for their food and learn the basics of good manners at the same time. Bring the dog’s food bowl and their meal (in a separate container) plus some special dog treats. Pre-requisite: Dogs should know either the “sit” or “down” commands. Instructor is Pat Rattray. (KW) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

18Y and up

$18(R) / $23(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 15

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52647

F

April 27

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Agility for Fun with Your Dog

Babysitting For Success Pre-teens and teens can participate in small-group interaction, hands-on stations, large-group discussions and mini-lectures. Child development, basic child care, handling emergencies, nutrition and safety are covered in a handbook specifically designed for this course. Students should bring a doll, pencil or pen and any questions they have about babysitting. This program is taught by Big Hearts Little Hands staff. (KW) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

10Y to 14Y

$43(R) / $64(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 20

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52591

Sa

April 14 to 21

9 a.m. to noon

Self-Defense for Women This practical program offers women awareness information and common-sense prevention tactics for avoiding violent situations. Also practice using physical techniques to escape an attacker. Wear sturdy, comfortable clothing (pants, shorts, sweatshirt, T-shirt). Instructor David Carr has more than 30 years of experience in the martial arts and is a 6th degree black belt in karate. (JHP) (KJ)

This program at the new Gregory Island Dog Park gives dogs a fun way to burn off some energy while enhancing bonds with their owners. Learn to guide dogs through a series of short sequences including jumps, tunnels, A-frame and the dog walk. Dogs must be at least 6 months old and must have their current rabies tags on to participate in the class. Dogs need to be on a 6-foot leash, not a retractable leash. No pinch, prong or choke collars allowed. Please bring small bite-size soft treats and water for your dog. This class will be held in the fenced-in small-dog section of the Gregory Island Dog Park and is taught by Karen Reeves with Pawprints Dog Training. (JHP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

21Y and up

$90(R) / $100(N)

MIN: 3 / MAX: 7

Gregory Island Dog Park

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53550

Sa

April 14 to May 19

10 to 11 a.m.

Beginning Tricks with Your Dog Learn how to teach a dog to roll over, sit pretty, bow, crawl and spin left and right. Dogs must be at least 6 months old and must have their current rabies tags on to participate in the class. Dogs need to be on a 6-foot leash, not a retractable leash. No pinch, prong or choke collars allowed. Please bring small bite-size soft treats for the dog, along with a blanket and water. This class will be held in the fenced-in small-dog section of the Gregory Island Dog Park and is taught by Karen Reeves with Pawprints Dog Training. (JHP)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

13Y and up

$10(R) / $15(N)

MIN: 10 / MAX: 20

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52985

Su

April 1

12:30 to 2 p.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

52984

Su

April 29

12:30 to 2 p.m.

21Y and up

$60(R) / $70(N)

MIN: 3 / MAX: 7

Gregory Island Dog Park

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

4Y to 15Y

$10(R) / $15(N)

MIN: 7 / MAX: 20

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52986

Su

April 8

12:30 to 2 p.m.

52987

Su

May 20

12:30 to 2 p.m.

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53551

Sa

April 14 to May 19

11 a.m. to noon

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Medley Canine Good Citizen Program Testing The Canine Good Citizen Program Testing is designed to reward dogs that have good manners at home and in the community. . All dogs that pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club. Dogs must be at least 6 months old and must have their current rabies tags on to participate in the class. Dogs need to be on a 6-foot leash, not a retractable leash. No pinch, prong or choke collars allowed. This testing will be held in the fenced-in small-dog section of the Gregory Island Dog Park and is taught by Karen Reeves with Pawprints Dog Training. (JHP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

21Y and up

$25(R) / $35(N)

MIN: 3 / MAX: 7

Gregory Island Dog Park

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53657

Sa

April 14

9 to 10 a.m.

Dog Obedience: Calling All Dogs! Learn how to teach a dog to come when called, a valuable tool if a dog accidentally gets loose or runs out the door. Bring the dog in a regular collar (no choke, prong or shock collars) and a regular leash (not a retractable). Also bring lots of dog treats. Instructor is Pat Rattray. (KW) Age

Fee

Cass Size

Location

18Y and up

$35(R) / $53(N)

MIN: 7 / MAX: 15

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52648

F

April 6 to 13

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Dog Obedience: Jumping For Joy Everyone loves to see happy dogs but not when they are jumping up to greet their owners or guests. Because dogs should always practice Polite Greetings, this class will give owners the help they need in teaching their dog how to keep their four feet on the floor! Bring the dog on a regular collar (no choke, prong or shock) and a regular leash (not a retractable). Also bring plenty of small dog treats. Instructor is Pat Rattray. (KW) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

18Y and up

$52(R) / $78(N)

MIN: 7 / MAX: 15

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52649

F

May 4 to 18

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Hiking is for the Dogs! Bring the entire family – especially the family dog! Take a hike along the Fox River Bike Trailto Devil’s Cave, learn about your dog’s “wild” cousins and enjoy a nice spring day. Dogs must be on a regular leash (not a retractable). One dog per person please. (MG)

Fr e

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Age

Fee

Departure Location

All ages & adult

Free

Red Oak Nature Center

Day

Date

Time

Su

May 27

1 to 2 p.m.

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Lincoln Park & Gregory Island

Dog Parks Who let the dogs out?

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.

Locations

The Lincoln Park Dog Park is located on the south side of Lincoln Park at South Harrison Avenue, just north of Prairie Street and east of Elmwood Drive on Aurora’s near west side. Gregory Island Dog Park is located on Indian Trail between Routes 25 and 31.

Guidelines and Regulations

Dogs must be inoculated, wear a current rabies tag and register with the Fox Valley Park District. An annual dog park tag must be purchased. Dog park permit applications and a complete list of park rules are available at foxvalleyparkdistrict.org. For specific questions, call 630-264-7421.

Who’s in charge here?

Yellow-vested citizen volunteers work in conjunction with the Fox Valley Park District police to politely enforce park rules and explain dog park etiquette to ensure the park is a harmonious place for dogs and their owners.


School’s Out!

Spring Break Camps All About Spring

Vacation Activity Camp – Spring

Continue the fun over spring break in an “All About Spring” preschool camp. Children will be immersed in springtime activities. (SC) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 5Y

$60(R) / $90(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53698

M-F

March 26 to 30

9 to 10:30 a.m.

Gymnastics Camp This three-day spring break gymnastics camp exposes children to all aspects of gymnastics in a fun and positive environment. Staff will ensure a balance between quality gymnastics as well as fun activities and games. Each camper needs to bring a sack lunch, snacks, water bottle and wear appropriate gymnastics attire. Gymnasts will be split up by age and ability level on the first day of camp. (KB)

Those seeking a spring break escape can find it at the Vaughan Athletic Center during five fun-filled days of favorite activities! The camp will include sports, swimming, movies and games galore. Participants should bring their own swimsuit, towel, lunch and two snacks each day. Staff will provide hours of exciting entertainment all week. Before and after care is available for those who need a longer camp day and requires a separate registration and fee. Participants must be registered by March 16. (LP) Age

Class Size

Location

5Y to 11Y

MIN: 10 / MAX: 25

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

Fee

52399

M-F

March 26 to 30

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

MIN: 10 / MAX: 25

$120(R) / $180(N)

52400

M-F

March 26 to 30

7:30 to 9 a.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

$25(R) / $38(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

$25(R) / $38(N)

Before Care

After Care 52401

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y to 14Y

$65(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 36

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52902

M/W/F

March 26 to 30

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

M-F

March 26 to 30

4 to 5:30p.m.

Little Flyaways Mini Gymnastics Camp This two-day mini gymnastics camp exposes children to all aspects of gymnastics in a fun and positive environment. Staff will ensure a balance between quality gymnastics as well as fun activities and games. Each participant should bring a water bottle and wear appropriate gymnastics attire. Gymnasts will be split up by age and ability level on the first day of camp. (KB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 6Y

$48(R) / $72(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 16

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52903

Tu/Th

March 27 to 29

9 a.m. to noon

Spring Break Sportsters Camp Sportsters Camp provides an opportunity for young athletes to enjoy soccer, floor hockey, basketball, badminton, dodgeball and more! Participants must bring their own water bottle and dress in sportswear. (RM) Class Size

Fee

Location

MIN: 8 / MAX: 40

$30(R) / $60(N)

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Grade

52486

M-F

March 26 to 30

8 to 10 a.m.

1 to 3

52487

M-F

March 26 to 30

10 a.m. to noon

4 to 5

52641

M-F

March 26 to 30

Noon to 2 p.m.

6 to 8

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spring

Cal volu ling al ntee l rs!

An Earth Week Celebration

Saturday, April 21 9 a.m. to noon Scout groups, church groups, students, friends and families are invited to help spruce up our local parks by picking up litter and more. What a great opportunity to celebrate Earth Week!

Park Locations Gilman Trail / Blackberry Farm Montgomery Park North Aurora Island Park O’Donnell Park / Prairie Path South Broadway Park Waubonsie Creek Park

foxvalleyparkdistrict.org

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


Week-long

Summer Camps Check it out! Check out even more summer camps coming in the Summer Activity Guide available mid-April

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Summer Camps Free Community Camps Summer Playgrounds Program Fr e

The Summer Playgrounds Program offers fun activities such as sports, arts and crafts, reading time, field trips and special events. Children will have the opportunity to go on field trips (fee required) one to two times per week. Field trips will include park district water parks, Blackberry Farm, movies, arcades and others. A complete list and schedule will be available at the playground site the first time a child attends. This is a seven-week program scheduled at four locations. All locations will be closed during field trips. Registration will be taken by Fox Valley Park District playground staff starting the first day of the program at each playground. Registration is ongoing at the playgrounds sites only through the duration of the program. A waiver form and registration card needs to be completed before a child can participate in the program. Sign-up will not take place before the program begins. Times and locations are tentative. The cost of the program is free (except for the optional field trips). Children must be entering Grades 1 to 5 in the fall of 2012 to participate. Verification of child’s grade level and proof of residency may be required. Space is limited at each park so be sure to arrive on time. Program is held outdoors and may cancel due to weather conditions. (SC)

e!

Day

Date

Time

Grade

Fee

M–F

June 11 to July 27*

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

1 to 5

Free

Park Location

Address

Fearn Playground

1600 Hawksley Drive, North Aurora

Greene Field Park

Russell and Illinois Avenue, Aurora

Phillips Park**

Main Pavilion on Moses Drive, Aurora

Wheatland Community Park

3000 Fox Hill Road, Aurora

*No programs on Wednesday, July 4. **Phillips Park is in partnership with the City of Aurora. City of Aurora.

Neighborhood Art Fr e

These camps will expose children to a variety of art mediums in their own back yards. Children will have many opportunities to draw, paint, craft and create. This program is free. A waiver form needs to be completed before a child can participate in the program. Waivers will only be available at neighborhood art sites starting the first day of the program. Children may be signed up anytime during the days of the program. Children must be entering Grades 1 to 5 in the fall to participate. (DS)

e!

Day

Date

Time

Location

Grade

Fee

M

June 11 to July 16*

9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Butterfield Park

1 to 5

Free

M

June 11 to July 16*

1 to 3 p.m.

Simmons Park

1 to 5

Free

T

June 12 to July 17

9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Spring Lake Park

1 to 5

Free

W

June 13 to July 18

9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Cherry Hills Park

1 to 5

Free

W

June 13 to July 18

1 to 3 p.m.

Tanner Trails Park

1 to 5

Free

Th

June 14 to July 19

9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Blackberry Trails

1 to 5

Free

* No programs on Wednesday, July 4.

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Ultimate

Destination Camp The Ultimate Destination Camps are hands-on, weeklong programs led by experienced camp professionals. Each week will be held at a different park facility. Week 1: Become a member of Red Oak’s CSI (Critter Scene Investigation) crew. Week 2: Travel back in time and experience life as a pioneer at Blackberry Farm. Week 3: Enjoy a week packed with a variety of sports taught by experienced coaches at the Vaughan Athletic Center. Week 4: Get wet and have fun at Splash Country. Week 5: Enjoy a variety of activities from crafts to sports at the Eola Community Week 6: Exercise body and mind with a variety of fitness activities designed to get kids moving and adopt a healthy lifestyle at the Vaughan Center. Week 7: Discover the world of performing arts at the Prisco Community Center. Those who register for all seven weeks receive a 10 percent discount. There is a $250 security deposit due upon registration for the seven-week package. The balance is due by June 4. Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

7Y to 10Y

$882(R) / $1,323(N)

MIN: 10 / MAX: 15

Park District facilities

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52662

M-F

June 11 to July 27

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Summer Camps CSI: Red Oak

Aquatic Adventures Camp

Become a member of Red Oak’s Critter Scene Investigation (CSI) crew and explore the habitats and their inhabitants surrounding the nature center. Through games, hikes and other activities uncover the clues about the mysterious critter of the day. (MG)

Children can experience a variety of water activities, including junior lifeguard and water safety skills, an aquatics mini-Olympics, work on swim strokes, create fun summer crafts, have lunch with the lifeguards and play some beach and water sports. No camp on July 4. (JHV)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

7Y to 10Y

$140(R) / $210(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 10

Red Oak Nature Center

7Y to 10Y

$140(R) / $210(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 10

Splash Country Water Park

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53011

M-F

June 11 to 15

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

53389

M-F

July 2 to 6

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Blackberry Farm Pioneer Camp

Eola Adventure Camp

Take a trip back in time and experience life as a pioneer at this fun summer day camp. Try making pottery, learn how children of the day cared for farm animals, explore nature, learn fishing basics, spend a day at the Pioneer Cabin, attend class in the one room schoolhouse and learn about weaving. (LB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

7Y to 10Y

$140(R) / $210(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 10

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52592

M-F

June 18 to 22

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sports of All Sorts This camp is packed full of sports and activities with specialized instruction from experienced coaches in a variety of sports, including tennis, basketball, volleyball and soccer. Participants will attend KidFit classes and enjoy recreational swimming on a daily basis. Bring a swimsuit and towel every day. (LP)

Explore what Eola has to offer in this one-week camp experience. Activities include library time, a variety of sports, crafts, E-Fit and games. (KW) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

7Y to 10Y

$140(R) / $210(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 15

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52663

M-F

July 9 to 13

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fit ’n’ Fun Camp Run, lift, stretch and get moving in this fitness camp. Building selfesteem and helping children adopt a healthy lifestyle is the goal. Children will receive instruction appropriate to their age level in a variety of fitness areas from certified instructors. Proper form, terminology and information on good nutrition will be introduced through fun games and activities. This camp is open to all fitness levels. Children should bring a swimsuit and towel every day. (LP)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

7Y to 10Y

$140(R) / $210(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 10

Vaughan Athletic Center

7Y to 10Y

$140(R) / $210(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 10

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52403

M-F

June 25 to 29

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

52404

M-F

July 16 to 20

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Performing Arts Camp This camp is designed for those who love to perform. Local artists will instruct in acting, singing and dancing. There will be plenty of time for fun summer games and activities. Participants will put on a performance for family and friends on the final day of camp. (KD) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

7Y to 10Y

$140(R) / $210(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 15

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

54021

M-F

July 23 to 27

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Summer Camps Vacation Activity Camp

General Camps Summer Fun & Games This ultimate summer camp features activities – indoors and outdoors – throughout the day. There are sports, arts and crafts, special events days and field trips. Camp is for children in grades 1 to 6 as of fall 2012. There is a $200 security deposit due at registration; the balance is due by June 11. A parent orientation will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 4. No camp on July 4. (KW) Day W-F

Kids can fill their summer with their favorite activities, including swimming, sports, games, crafts and movies. This program has scheduled activities throughout the day and includes weekly field trips. Bring a swimsuit, towel, sack lunch and two snacks every day. A deposit of $250 is required at registration for each five-week session. The balance for the first session is due by May 25. The balance for the second session is due by June 29. No camp on July 4. Extended care is available for those children who need a longer camp day. A separate registration and fee is required and should be paid in full. (LP) Grade

Day

Location

1 to 5

M-F

Vaughan Athletic Center

Location

Barcode

Date

Time

Class Size

Fee

Eola Community Center

52405

June 4 to July 6

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

MIN: 30 / MAX: 65

$500(R) / $750(N)

52406

July 9 to Aug. 10

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

MIN: 30 / MAX: 65

$500(R) / $750(N)

Barcode

Date

Time

Grade

Class Size

Fee

52684

June 6 to 8

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

1 to 5

MIN: 30 / MAX: 40

$75(R) / $113(N)

52677

June 11 to July 6

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

1 to 2

MIN: 30 / MAX: 40

$400(R) / $600(N)

52679

June 11 to July 6

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

3 to 4

MIN: 30 / MAX: 40

$400(R) / $600(N)

52681

June 11 to July 6

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

5 to 6

MIN: 30 / MAX: 40

$400(R) / $600(N)

52678

July 9 to Aug. 3

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

1 to 2

MIN: 30 / MAX: 40

$400(R) / $600(N)

52680

July 9 to Aug. 3

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

3 to 4

MIN: 30 / MAX: 40

$400(R) / $600(N)

52682

July 9 to Aug. 3

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

5 to 6

MIN: 30 / MAX: 40

$400(R) / $600(N)

52683

Aug. 6 to 10

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

1 to 6

MIN: 30 / MAX: 60

$215(R) / $322(N)

Before Care 52408

June 4 to July 6

7 to 9 a.m.

MIN: 10 / MAX: 25

$125(R) / $188(N)

52410

July 9 to Aug. 10

7 to 9 a.m.

MIN: 10 / MAX: 25

$125(R) / $188(N)

After Care 52409

June 4 to July 6

4 to 6 p.m.

MIN: 10 / MAX: 25

$125(R) / $188(N)

52411

July 9 to Aug. 10

4 to 6 p.m.

MIN: 10 / MAX: 25

$125(R) / $188(N)

Swimtastic Summer Camp Swimtastic Summer Camp is a half-day camp that focuses on building both swimming skills and overall confidence in the water. Campers will be divided according to swim skills for a portion of the camp to work on swim strokes and drills. Campers also will work together as a team to learn basic emergency response skills through a Junior Lifeguarding program that includes water rescues and CPR. All campers will receive a certificate for their participation in both swim lessons and Junior Lifeguarding. (JHV) Age

Fee

Class Size

Summer Fun & Games Extension

6Y to 10Y

$80(R) / $112(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 18

Summer Fun & Games offers extended care for campers. There are two shifts available: 7 to 9 a.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Campers will participate in quiet activities such as board games, indoor activities and four-square. Payment in full is required. No camp July 4. (KW)

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Location

53399

M-F

June 18 to 22

9 a.m. to noon

Vaughan Athletic Center Competition/Leisure pools

53400

M-F

July 16 to 20

9 a.m. to noon

Vaughan Athletic Center Competition/Leisure pools

Grade

Class Size

Location

1 to 6

MIN: 10 / MAX: 40

Eola Community Center

53401

M-F

Aug. 6 to 10

9 a.m. to noon

Vaughan Athletic Center Competition/Leisure pools

Day

Time

Barcode

Fee

53402

M-F

June 18 to 22

9 a.m. to noon

Splash Country Water Park

Before Care

53403

M-F

July 16 to 20

9 a.m. to noon

Splash Country Water Park

M-F

Aug. 6 to 10

9 a.m. to noon

Splash Country Water Park

Date

52692

$20(R) / $30(N)

W-F

June 6 to 8

7 to 9 a.m.

53404

52686

$100(R) / $150(N)

M-F

June 11 to July 6

7 to 9 a.m.

53405

M-F

June 18 to 22

9 a.m. to noon

Phillips Park Family Aquatic Center

52688

$100(R) / $150(N)

M-F

July 9 to Aug. 3

7 to 9 a.m.

53406

M-F

July 16 to 20

9 a.m. to noon

Phillips Park Family Aquatic Center

7 to 9 a.m.

53407

M-F

Aug. 6 to 10

9 a.m. to noon

Phillips Park Family Aquatic Center

52690

$30(R) / $45(N)

M-F

52693

$20(R) / $30(N)

W-F

June 6 to 8

4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

52687

$100(R) / $150(N)

M-F

June 11 to July 6

4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

52689

$100(R) / $150(N)

M-F

July 9 to Aug. 3

4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

52691

$30(R) / $45(N)

M-F

Aug. 6 to 10

4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Aug. 6 to 10 After Care

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Don’t Forget! Participants should bring a water bottle to camp. For all-day camps, participants should bring a sack lunch and/or healthy snack depending on the length of the camp day.


Summer Camps Parker’s Exploration Camp This camp, named after the Fox Valley Park District mascot, offers weekly themes that include a field trip and/or event related to the theme. Each theme includes activities appropriate to each age group. Campers will be grouped by age in the following categories: 7 to 9 and 10 to 12. Field trips include swim trips, nature centers, zoo and more. Campers will take a bike trip every Friday, weather permitting, and must provide their own bike. The camp fee includes all events and field trips. No camp on July 4. (SC) Age

Location

7Y to 12Y

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

53714

$295(R) / $443(N)

M-F

June 11 to 29

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

MIN: 40 / MAX: 60

53715

$295(R) / $443(N)

M-F

July 2 to 20

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

MIN: 40 / MAX: 60

53718

$295(R) / $443(N)

M-F

July 23 to Aug. 10

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

MIN: 40 / MAX: 60

53716

$80(R) / $120(N)

M-F

June 11 to 29

7:30 to 9 a.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 20

53717

$80(R) / $120(N)

M-F

July 2 to 20

7:30 to 9 a.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 20

53719

$80(R) / $120(N)

M-F

July 23 to Aug. 10

7:30 to 9 a.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 20

53721

$80(R) / $120(N)

M-F

June 11 to 29

4 to 5:30 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 20

53722

$80(R) / $120(N)

M-F

July 2 to 20

4 to 5:30 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 20

53723

$80(R) / $120(N)

M-F

July 23 to Aug. 10

4 to 5:30 p.m.

MIN: 5 / MAX: 20

Before Care

After Care

Sunday, June 3

Be part of history when the Mid-Am celebrates its 51st running. Experience the excitement of paddling the scenic Fox River while enjoying this classic tradition that dates back to the 1960s. St. CharleS to aurora StartS at 9 a.m. Batavia to aurora StartS at 1o:3o a.m. rental BoatS availaBle

regiStration iS eaSy! Register online at foxvalleyparkdistrict.org or download and print a registration form and mail with payment to: Fox Valley Park District Attn: Mid-American Canoe & Kayak Race 150 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora, IL 60506

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General Sports All Sports Camp This camp is for the all-around athlete or for someone who wants to try it all. Sports such as soccer, basketball, hockey, football and baseball will be taught in detail. The main focal point of this camp is teamwork and sportsmanship. Each sport is covered in a way so that all participants can contribute to their team’s success. This camp is not about winning or losing – it’s about having fun and learning. This camp is taught by a All Star Sports instruction staff. (JR) (KW) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

5Y to 9Y

$98(R) / $147(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 30

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52664

M-F

June 11 to 15

9 to 11 a.m.

52665

M-F

July 30 to Aug. 3

3 to 5 p.m.

Flag Football Camp Participants can enjoy a week of action-packed football in a fun and safe environment. Beginners as well as little pros are welcome. This is a chance for children to learn the game without pads and helmets. There are no tackling strategies. Activities are planned to keep everyone thinking and moving. Equipment is provided. This camp is scheduled for outdoors unless the weather is inclement. This camp is taught by All Star Sports Instruction staff. (KW) (JR)

Summer Camps

Grade

Fee

1 to 3

$98(R) / $147(N)

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

Location

52671

M-F

July 16 to 20

4 to 6 p.m.

MIN: 8 / MAX: 30

Eola Community Center

52672

M-F

July 16 to 20

1 to 3 p.m.

MIN: 12 / MAX: 20

Vaughan Athletic Center

Baseball/Softball

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Baseball Camp

5Y to 9Y

$98(R) / $147(N)

MIN: 12 / MAX: 20

Vaughan Athletic Center

Extend the baseball season, whether just beginning or already a superstar. This camp is designed to equip ballplayers with proper attitude, mechanics and knowhow of the game to ensure confidence in their future endeavors with baseball. Participants should bring their own glove. This camp is taught by a All Star Sports instruction staff. (KW) (JR)

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52666

M-F

June 18 to 22

9 to 11 a.m.

Sports Festival Summer Camp

Age

Day

Fee

Students in grades 5, 6 and 7 (as of May) will play many games, including basketball, volleyball and tennis. Co-recreational games of kickball, four-square and use of the indoor aquatics center also will be included. Counselors will promote Character Counts training, emphasizing the ethical and character-building aspects of athletic competition. (JR)

6Y to 12Y

M-F

$98(R) / $147(N)

Barcode

Date

Time

Class Size

Location

52667

June 11 to 15

3 to 5 p.m.

MIN: 10 / MAX: 20

Vaughan Athletic Center

52668

June 18 to 22

1 to 3 p.m.

MIN: 8 / MAX: 30

Eola Community Center

Grade

Fee

Class Size

Location

5 to 7

$100(R) / $150(N)

MIN: 12 / MAX: 20

Vaughan Athletic Center

Girls Softball Camp

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53720

M-Th

June 11 to July 13

9 a.m. to noon

The camp is designed to teach young women the basic fundamentals along with the know-how of the game so they can move to the next level with confidence. All aspects of the game will be covered: pitching techniques, hitting, bunting, base running, infield, outfield and catching. Both offense and defensive strategies will be taught using games and individual instruction. Participants should bring their own glove. This camp is taught by All Star Sports Instruction staff. (JR) (KW)

Co-ed Lacrosse Camp Learn the fundamentals of lacrosse in a fun and safe environment. Many mechanical skills will be taught while also covering game-time situations and strategies. Participants will learn the sport while emphasizing teamwork and sportsmanship. This camp is taught by a All Star Sports instruction staff. (KW)

Age

Day

Fee

6Y to 12Y

M-F

$98(R) / $147(N)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Barcode

Date

Time

Class Size

Location

6Y to 12Y

$98(R) / $147(N)

MIN: 12 / MAX: 24

Eola Community Center

52669

June 11 to 15

3 to 5 p.m.

MIN: 12 / MAX: 20

Vaughan Athletic Center

52670

June 18 to 22

1 to 3 p.m.

MIN: 8 / MAX: 30

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52676

M-F

July 9 to 13

2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Don’t Forget! Participants should bring a water bottle to camp. For all-day camps, participants should bring a sack lunch and/or healthy snack depending on the length of the camp day. 74


Summer Camps Skateboarding

Soccer

Skateboarding Rippers Camp

Soccer Camp

Both beginner and intermediate skaters will learn new skills. Beginners will learn how to start, stop, drop in, ollies, basic ramp riding, balance and tricks. Intermediate riders are taught skills and tricks based on their abilities. Participants must bring their own skateboard. Helmet, knee, elbow and wrist guards are strongly encouraged. This class is taught by the owner of Team Skateboard Inc. (KJ)

Each day consists of stretching and warm-ups, drills and skills and fun competitions – all leading to a game. Participants must bring their own soccer ball and wear shin guards. This camp is taught by All Star Sports Instruction staff. (JR) (KW) Age

Fee

Class Size

5Y to 7Y

$98(R) / $147(N)

MIN: 10 / MAX: 30

Day

Date

Time

Location

M-F

June 25 to 29

1 to 3 p.m.

Eola Community Center

M-F

June 25 to 29

1 to 3 p.m.

Vaughan Athletic Center

Class Size

Location

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

Hupp Skate Park, corner of Illinois Avenue and Orchard Road

Barcode

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

Age

52673

52932

$55(R) / $80(N)

M-Th

March 26 to 29

9 to 10 a.m.

5Y to 7Y

53101

52933

$110(R) / $150(N)

M-Th

March 26 to 29

10 a.m. to noon

8Y to 13Y

Volleyball

Basketball

Volleyball Camp

Basketball Camp

Participants will not only advance their skills but learn the importance of teamwork and a positive mental attitude. Each day will consist of stretching and warm-ups, drills and skills, a strategy session and then games. Equipment is provided. This camp is taught by All Star Sports Instruction staff. (JR) (KW) Fee $98(R) / $147(N)

These camps will focus on proper technique and skills used in grade school through high school. Instruction will include court movement, footwork, passing, underhand and overhand serving, setting, hitting and blocking. Skills are relevant to grade level and player experience. This camp is taught by Cyclones Volleyball staff. (JR) Days

Date

Class Size

Location

M-F

Aug. 6 to 10

MIN: 6 / MAX: 30

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Fee

Time

Grade

53749

$50(R) / $75(N)

9 to 10 a.m.

6

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

Class Size

Location

52675

M-F

June 18 to 22

11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

6Y to 8Y

MIN: 12 / MAX: 20

Vaughan Athletic Center

53750

$75(R) / $100(N)

10 to 11:30 a.m.

7

53751

$75(R) / $100(N)

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

8

9 to 11 a.m.

4Y to 6Y

MIN: 8 / MAX: 30

Eola Community Center

53752

$100(R) / $125(N)

9 to 11 a.m.

9

53753

$100(R) / $125(N)

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

10

52674

M-F

June 25 to 29

Tennis Tennis Camp Players will learn the fundamentals of tennis and participate in drills and games. Balls and use of rackets will be provided. No class July 4 and 5. (BSV) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

7Y to 18Y

$40(R) / $80(N)

MIN: 30 / MAX: 120

Phillips Park

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53930

M-Th

June 11 to July 26

9 a.m. to noon

53931

M-Th

June 11 to July 26

1 to 4 p.m.

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Summer Camps The First Tee Player Level Golf Program

Golf

The Player Level is designed to teach 8-year-olds with previous golf/First Tee experience the proper way to “play� the game from tee to green. Player Level classes are five-day sessions. The First Tee Life Skills curriculum will be introduced. New this year: registration will be accepted online only at thefirstteeaurora.org beginning Feb. 11. Call Dan Abella at 630-499-0680 for more information. (RM)

The First Tee Pee Wee Golf Program The First Tee of Aurora and Fox River Valley offers Pee Wee summer golf classes for children ages 5 to 8. Participants are taught the fundamentals of golf, with an emphasis on fun while learning the game. Pee Wee classes are four- or five-day sessions. New this year: registration will be accepted online only at thefirstteeaurora.org beginning Feb. 11. Call Dan Abella at 630-499-0680 for more information. No class on July 4. (RM)

Age

Fee

Location

8Y (by Sept. 1) to 9Y

$80(R) / $90(N)

The First Tee Nadler Golf House of Learning at Phillips Park Golf Course

Session

Day

Date

Time

1

M-F

June 11 to 15

3:45 to 5:15 p.m.

Age

Fee

Location

2

M-F

July 9 to 13

3:45 to 5:15 p.m.

5Y (by Sept. 1) to 8Y

$70(R) / $80(N)

The First Tee Nadler Golf House of Learning at Phillips Park Golf Course

3

M-F

July 30 to Aug. 3

1:30 to 3 p.m.

Session

Day

Date

Time

The First Tee Par Level Golf Program

1

Tu-F

May 29 to June 1

4:15 to 5:30 p.m.

2

Tu-F

May 29 to June 1

5:45 to 7 p.m.

3

M-F

June 4 to 8

3:45 to 4:45 p.m.

The Par Level classes are five-day sessions, two hours each day. Upon completion of the class, participants will receive deeply discounted golf rates and free practice opportunities at several local golf courses throughout the summer. A Life Skills education unit and five-level certification track for future years is included as well. Starter golf sets can be purchased for $75 as well. New this year: registration will be accepted online only at thefirstteeaurora.org beginning Feb. 11. Call Dan Abella at 630-499-0680 for more information. (RM)

4

M-F

June 18 to 22

3:45 to 4:45 p.m.

5

M-F

June 25 to 29

3:45 to 4:45 p.m.

6

M-Tu-Th-F

July 2 to 6

9 to 10:15 a.m.

7

M-Tu-Th-F

July 2 to 6

10:30 to 11:45 a.m.

Age

Fee

Location

9Y (by Sept. 1) to 17Y

$115(R) / $155(N)

The First Tee Nadler Golf House of Learning at Phillips Park Golf Course

Session

Day

Date

Time

1

M-F

June 4 to 8

8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

2

M-F

June 25 to 29

8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

3

M-F

July 9 to 13

1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

4

M-F

July 16 to 20

8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

5

M-F

July 30 to Aug. 3

10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

8

M-Tu-Th-F

July 2 to 6

Noon to 1:15 p.m.

9

M-F

July 16 to 20

3:45 to 4:45 p.m.

10

M-F

July 30 to Aug. 3

3:15 to 4:15 p.m.

The Indoor Playhouse is an exciting adventure where young children can travel through 4,000 square feet and two stories of fun mazes, punching bags, spiral slides and much more.

INDOOR PLAYHOUSE

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

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Open to the Public (Ages 3-11)

Children can enjoy up to two hours of crawling, running and jumping in the Indoor Playhouse. Parents are required to stay with their children in the playground area. Supervision is not provided. Socks are required.

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

Private Rentals Gather friends and plan a play date in the Indoor Playhouse. Parental supervision and reservations are required.

For more information, call 630-907-9600, ext. 1110


Summer Camps For Little Ones

Just for Teens

Kindergarten Camp

Summer Volunteen Camp

This camp is just for children entering kindergarten in the fall or graduating from kindergarten this spring. There will be one field trip and/or relevant event each week. Field trips include swim trips, nature centers, zoo and more. No camp on July 4. (SC)

This camp is designed for teens to learn to build leadership skills and community awareness as well as develop a lifetime commitment to service through volunteer opportunities within the park district. The benefits of this camp include making social contacts, building confidence and self-esteem, meeting new friends, keeping active and having fun. Some of the activities will include team-building activities, community speakers, hand-on experiences and sharing their time and talent with the community. (DS)

Age

Class Size

Location

5Y to 6Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

53731

$295(R) / $443(N)

M-F

June 11 to 29

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

53725

$295(R) / $443(N)

M-F

July 2 to 20

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

53726

$295(R) / $443(N)

M-F

July 23 to Aug. 10

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Before Care 53724

$80(R) / $120(N)

M-F

June 11 to 29

7:30 to 9 a.m.

53727

$80(R) / $120(N)

M-F

July 2 to 20

7:30 to 9 a.m.

53728

$80(R) / $120(N)

M-F

July 23 to Aug. 10

7:30 to 9 a.m.

53729

$80(R) / $120(N)

M-F

June 11 to 29

4 to 5:30 p.m.

53730

$80(R) / $120(N)

M-F

July 2 to 20

4 to 5:30 p.m.

53732

$80(R) / $120(N)

M-F

July 23 to Aug. 10

4 to 5:30 p.m.

Age

Class Size

Location

13Y to 16Y

MIN: 8 / MAX: 25

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Fee

53055

M-F

June 11 to 22

9 a.m. to noon

$40(R) / $60(N)

53056

M-F

June 25 to July 6*

9 a.m. to noon

$36(R) / $54(N)

*No program on Wednesday, July 4.

After Care

Performing Arts Melody Makers Voice Camp

Preschool Camp Camp activities include art, dramatic play, science, language arts, music and movement. Children will bring home all sorts of fun art, science and cooking projects. Each week will have a new theme and fresh activities, providing fun and learning together. No camp on July 4. (SC) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 5Y

$68(R) / $102(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Prisco Community Center

This camp will cover vocal technique, historical background, listening, activity and preparation of a piece to be performed in each of the vocal styles covered: classical, folk, musical theater, jazz and international. Family and friends will be invited to a showcase on the last day. (KD) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

7Y to 10Y

$75(R) / $112.50(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

54022

M-F

June 22 to 28

9 to 11 a.m.

53733

M-F

June 11 to 15

9 to 11 a.m.

54023

M-F

June 22 to 28

1 to 3 p.m.

53742

M-F

June 18 to 22

9 to 11 a.m.

53743

M-F

June 25 to 29

9 to 11 a.m.

53745

M-F

July 2 to 6

9 to 11 a.m.

53744

M-F

July 9 to 13

9 to 11 a.m.

53746

M-F

July 16 to 20

9 to 11 a.m.

53747

M-F

July 23 to 27

9 to 11 a.m.

53748

M-F

July 30 to Aug. 3

9 to 11 a.m.

53754

M-F

Aug. 6 to 10

9 to 11 a.m.

Spineless Wonders Discover which creatures can survive without bones! Find out how these creepy crawly, inside-out animals eat, grow and survive in a world that’s bigger than they are. (MG) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

4Y to 6Y

$55(R) / $77(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 20

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53017

M-F

July 9 to 13

9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

53019

M-F

Aug. 6 to 10

9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

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Summer Camps No Child Left Inside Summer Camp at Blackberry Farm

Aquatic Investigations

Campers will fill their days with outdoor activities, games, crafts and visits to the historic sites. This program has scheduled activities throughout the day and includes weekly field trips. A deposit of $200 is required at registration for each four-week session. The balance for the first session is due by June 4. The balance for the second session is due by July 2. No camp on July 4. Camp is for children in grades 1 to 5 as of fall 2012. (LB)

Discover what’s lurking in the mud down at Lippold Pond! Learn what a wetland is and why they are so important to humans and animals. Everyone will play games and use dip nets, fishing poles and other tools to help investigate the pond. Wear clothes and shoes to get wet and muddy in as everyone will be exploring in the water! Bring a change of shoes and a towel for afterward. (MG)

Grades

Fee

Class Size

Location

1 to 5

$400(R) / $600(N)

MIN: 10 / MAX: 30

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53760

M-F

June 11 to July 6

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

53761

M-F

July 9 to Aug. 3

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Outdoor Explorers Explore some of the beautiful parks in Illinois. Each day will be filled with exciting outdoor activities during this adventure camp. Activities may include: rock climbing, biking, white water rafting and hiking. The week concludes with an optional overnight campout at a state park. Schedule is subject to change. Fee includes transportation and admission fees. (MG) Age

Class Size

Location

9Y to 15Y

MIN: 3 / MAX: 6

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

53012

$140(R) / $180(N)

M-F

June 25 to 29

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

53016

$170(R) / $210(N)

M-Sa

June 25 to 30

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

Buggin’ Out Learn what makes insects so unique and necessary! Identify insects that live around us by collecting samples from the forest, prairie and wetland around Red Oak and study their unique behaviors. (MG)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

8Y to 10Y

$45(R) / $70(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 20

Lippold Park

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53021

M-F

July 16 to 20

9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Animal Olympics If the animals had their own Olympic games, who would take the gold medal? Each day will focus on a different group of animals as participants learn about the special adaptations that help to make them a gold medal winner! At the end of the week, everyone will test themselves against these amazing creatures to see if they would get the bronze, silver or gold! Please bring a zero-waste lunch. (MG) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

7Y to 10Y

$96(R) / $145(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 20

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53023

M-F

July 23 to 27

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Animals on Stage Ever wonder how Bugs Bunny would stack up to a real-life rabbit? In this fun-filled week, campers will learn about the real lives of animals that star in favorite cartoons and movies: everyone from Alvin and the Chipmunks to Wile E. Coyote. (MG) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y to 8Y

$50(R) / $85(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 20

Red Oak Nature Center

7Y to 9Y

$60(R) / $85(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 20

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53024

M-F

July 30 to Aug. 3

1 to 3 p.m.

53020

M-F

July 9 to 13

1 to 3 p.m.

Nature’s Neighbors Raccoons, bunnies, insects and more! Back yards are home to many different critters just trying to survive. Each day, participants will play games and go hiking through the woods as they focus on a new animal and discover why they make the perfect neighbor. (MG)

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Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

4Y to 5Y

$50(R) / $80(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 20

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53025

M-F

July 30 to Aug. 3

9:30 to 11:30 a.m.


Section Heading Learning is fun!

School Connections Field Trips Customized School Programs at Blackberry Farm These field trip experiences are designed to complement classroom curriculum and are correlated to Illinois State Learning Standards. Students rotate between designated sites to create a hands-on, historical learning experience. (LB) Grade

Fee

Class Size

Location

K to 4

$7 per student

MIN: 25/ MAX: 100

Blackberry Farm

Day

Date

Time

Information

M-F

April 16 to 27

Flexible

Call Laureen at 630-892-1550

Group Field Trips to Blackberry Farm 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. (SS) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

2Y and up with adult chaperones

$4 per person for resident groups $5.50 for non-resident groups

Flexible

Blackberry Farm

Day

Date

Time

Information

M-F

May 1 to Aug. 26

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

Call Sandy at 630-892-1550

Eggs and Farm Animals Field Trip During a self-guided tour, students will: collect eggs and learn about turkeys at the Pioneer Cabin; see baby chicks at the hatchery; learn about the baby animals at the barn; play the “Outrageous Oviparous Animals” activity at the schoolhouse; participate in an animal treasure hunt at Huntoon House; talk to the blacksmith about the tools he needed to make for the animals; and visit with the weaver to learn about carding and spinning wool from the sheep. (LB) Grade

Fee

Location

K-1-2 with adult 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 8 to 11 May 15 to 18

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

Call Sandy at 630-892-1550

Spring Hayrides This is a perfect option for Scouts, schools and families to celebrate the end of the school year. Rental includes a tractor-driven hayride, train ride, picnic site, campfire, picnic tables and trash cans. Bring food and drinks. Hayride rentals are available on Friday, Saturday and Sundays. Call Laureen at 630-892-1550. (LB)

Outdoor Education Teachers from Aurora, North Aurora and Montgomery are encouraged to visit the nature center, free of charge, throughout the year. A naturalist may lead the program if arrangements are made well in advance of the visit. Be sure to visit in March for the Maple Tapping programs and in April and May for the Tree program and Spring Tours. The new outdoor education adventures are being introduced this year for students in grades 5 and 6. All programs are currently aligned with the Core Standards and can be customized to fit specific curriculum needs. Call 630-897-1808 or email redoak@fvpd.net. (MG)

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Age

Fee

Location

Preschool and up

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

Red Oak Nature Center/ Lippold Park

Class Size

Day

Date

Time

MIN: 15 / MAX: 90

Tu- F

Year-round

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Parker’s

Children’s Theater 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 performance for a group of 75 or more. The performance is 45 minutes and can include a questionand-answer 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 anger, friendship and family. (KD) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

$5.50 per ticket (1 adult admitted free with every 15 children)

MIN: 75 / MAX: 200

Prisco Community Center

Age

Fee

Location

3Y and up & adults

All ages

First 35 people $155(R) / $195(N) Each additional: $4.50(R) / $5.50(N)

Blackberry Farm

Day

Date

Time

Information

M-F choices

Ongoing

During school hours

Call Kyle at 630-859-8606

Day

Date

Tim e

F/Sa/Su

April and May

5 to 7 p.m.

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School Connections Home School

Elementary After-School Programs

Home School Customized Programs Home school students can enroll is a variety of customized park district programming. 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. (DS) Age

Fee Specific to program offered

Day

Date

M-F choices

Grade

Fee

Class Size

Location

Park District Facilities

1 to 5

$5 per session

MIN: 8 / MAX: 25

Various elementary schools

Information

Day

Date

Time

Information

Call Debbie at 630-966-4555

M-F choices

Ongoing

After school for one hour

Call Debbie at 630-966-4555

Year-round

MIN: 7 / MAX: 25

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

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 school year. Programs vary and include, tennis, storybook art, slimy science, health, nutrition and fitness and Red Oak Nature-Nauts. (DS)

Location

Class Size

6Y to 17Y

In the Schools

Private Piano Lessons for Homeschoolers These individualized afternoon lessons are geared for both beginning and continuing students. For those continuing, optional supplemental instruction in progressive keyboard studies, rhythmic stability and in-depth exploration in scales. (KD) Fee

Class Size

Location

$15 per 30-minute session (6-week session)

MIN: 1 / MAX: 1

Prisco Community Center

Day

Date

Time

Information

M-F

Ongoing; 6-week sessions

30 minutes in the afternoon

Call Kyle at 630-859-8606

History on Wheels 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. (LB) Grade

Fee

Class Size

1 to 3

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

Up to 2 classrooms together

Day

Date

Time

Information

M-F

January to March

Flexible

Call Laureen at 630-892-1654

Home SchodolPrograms Customize

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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. Contact Laureen at 630-892-1550 for more information. Up to 2 classrooms together $45 per visit for resident schools $60 per visit for non-resident schools

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Calling all volunteers! Look for this icon for Fox Force Volunteer Opportunities. Volunteering at our special events is a perfect way to connect with your community!

Ages 6 & Younger

Early Childhood All About Fun

Wiggles and Giggles

Sign, Say and Play

Toddlers will engage in songs, play, stories and a simple craft. Each day will focus on a particular animal or nature theme. Children must be registered and accompanied by an adult, but adults do not need to register. No siblings please. (MG)

This series of “play classes” helps parents and babies learn signs though theme-based songs, games, books and activities. Baby sign language is fun and easy to learn. The Sign, Say and Play Kit will be provided to each participant. This class is taught by Jackie Vicencio. (KW)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

2Y to 3Y & adult

$8(R) / $12(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Red Oak Nature Center

9M to 18M & adult

$136(R) / $204(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 15

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

51918

M-F

Feb. 20 to 24

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

52652

M

March 26 to April 30

9:30 to 10:15 a.m.

52653

W

March 28 to May 2

6 to 6:45 p.m.

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 28 and 30. (LP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

2Y to 4Y

$36(R) / $54(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

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 toilet-trained must wear a swim diaper. No class March 27 and 29. (LP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

2Y to 5Y & adult

$36(R) / $54(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Vaughan Athletic Center

53178

W

Feb. 22 to April 4

11 to 11:45 a.m.

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53179

F

Feb. 24 to April 6

11 to 11:45 a.m.

53146

Tu

Feb. 21 to April 3

9:30 to 10:45 a.m.

53180

W

April 11 to May 16

11 to 11:45 a.m.

53147

Th

Feb. 23 to April 5

9:30 to 10:45 a.m.

53181

F

April 13 to May 18

11 to 11:45 a.m.

53148

Tu

April 10 to May 15

9:30 to 10:45 a.m.

53149

Th

April 12 to May 17

9:30 to 10:45 a.m.

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Early Childhood Play to Learn

Over & Under: Exploring Opposites

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. Instructor is Laura Heins. No class March 26 and 30. (KW)

This class stresses the concept of opposites in a fun, playful learning environment. Children explore an obstacle course where they climb under, over, in and out, fast and slow. Art and science also will be part of the program. No class on March 27. (SC)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

30M to 3Y

$80(R) / $120(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

2Y to 4Y

$22(R) / $33(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 8

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52621

M/F

March 5 to April 20

10:45 to 11:45 a.m.

53334

Tu

March 6 to April 3

11 to 11:45 a.m.

Let’s Get Painting

Fun in the Spring

Children will use brushes, feathers, straws and other tools to paint fun and exciting pictures while learning different techniques in the process. Each week will feature a new way to paint. This class is for children who are comfortable without a parent. Instructor is Tiffany Mills. No class March 27. (KW)

This class will have a different spring theme each week while children explore crafts, stories and play. Educational discussions will include talk about planting, weather, rainbows and more. This class is for children who are comfortable without a parent. Instructor is Tiffany Mills. No class March 28. (KW)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 4Y

$50(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

3Y to 4Y

$50(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52564

Tu

March 6 to April 17

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

52566

W

March 7 to April 18

9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

52565

Tu

May 1 to June 5

9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

52567

Th

May 3 to June 7

9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

Digging for Dinosaurs Kids can explore the world of dinosaurs while making fossils, digging for bones and other crafts. Each class includes stories, crafts and playing with toy dinosaurs. Instructor is Tiffany Mills. No class March 29. (KW)

B r u nc h y n n u B Saturday, March 31 10:30 a.m. to noon

Prisco Community Center Adults: $9 (Residents) / $12 (Non-residents) Children: $8 (Residents) / $10 (Non-residents) Ages 1 and up Barcode 52496 Parents and their children will enjoy a brunch buffet, music, an egg hunt and a visit with the Easter Bunny. Don’t forget the camera! Registration deadline is March 29.

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Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 5Y

$50(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52569

Th

March 8 to April 19

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Fabulous Fiction Flannel boards, puppets and books on CD are only a few of the ways children will explore the world of fiction. Children also will create crafts, sing songs and participate in movements that relate to the books that are read. No class on March 31. (SC) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 5Y

$48(R) / $72(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53376

Sa

March 10 to May 5

9:30 to 10:15 a.m.

Bunny Trail Wagon Ride Round up the family and enjoy the fresh spring air while traveling down the old bunny trail. Warm up near a cozy fire and enjoy some hot chocolate and s’mores. Then take a wagon ride where riders will ‘hop’ off and children will hunt for Easter eggs. Picnic tables are available or bring chairs to use. Every rider must be registered. Registration ends March 23. (LB) Age

Fee per person

Class Size

Location

2Y and up & adult

$8(R) / $12(N)

MIN: 20 / MAX: 40

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52719

Su

April 1

1 to 3 p.m.


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

Fee per child

Class Size

Location

1Y to 6Y & adult

$7(R) / $11(N) Free for adults

MIN: 8 / MAX: 12

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52725

Th

April 5

1 to 2 p.m.

Let’s Get Messy Young children learn through their five senses. This class offers many sensory activities, including water and sand play. Participants also will make a variety of play dough and slime. Please dress appropriately. (SC) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 5Y

$22(R) / $33(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53927

Tu

April 10 to May 1

5:45 to 6:30 p.m.

Silly Shapes & Bright Colors Children will look at different shapes and how they fit together along with exploring the colors of the rainbow. (SC) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

2Y to 4Y

$22(R) / $33(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 8

Prisco Community Center

Exploring Nature Nature Detectives Be a nature sleuth and collect evidence of animals in nature. Children help to search, collect and determine which animals left evidence of winter activity in the woods. (MG) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

4Y to 6Y

$3(R) / $5(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

51936

Tu-Th

Feb. 21 to 23

1 to 2 p.m.

Springtime Mouse Springtime is a busy time in the forest, especially for a mouse. Go on a friendly mouse hunt and meet a mouse! Move like a mouse, collect food like a mouse and enjoy a mouse “tale” after a short hike in the forest. (MG)

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Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

2Y to 6Y & adult

Free

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Red Oak Nature Center

Day

Date

Time

Sa

April 14

10 to 11 a.m.

Silly Springtime Hike and Seek Discover the many springtime scents, sounds, colors and textures of nature on a forest hike. Relax after the hike with a silly nature story. Children must be registered and accompanied by an adult. Adults do not need to be registered. No siblings please. (MG)

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

53648

Tu

April 10 to May 1

11 to 11:45 a.m.

2Y to 4Y & adult

$2(R) / $4(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53777

W

March 7

1 to 2 p.m.

Fantastic Friends Discover miles of smiles with favorite friends. Enjoy music, a craft and other fun activities with a different character each week. This class is for children who are comfortable without a parent. Weekly themes are: Thomas the Tank Engine, Clifford, Winnie the Pooh and Dora the Explorer. Instructor is Laura Heins. (KW) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 4Y

$50(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52633

F

May 4 to June 8

12:15 to 1:15 p.m.

Foxy Baby Learn more about the crafty canine – the fox. Take a short hike and explore the woods in search of a baby fox. Enjoy a foxy craft and relaxing storytime. Children must be registered and accompanied by an adult. Adults do not need to be registered. No siblings please. (MG) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

2Y to 4Y & adult

$2(R) / $4(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53775

Tu

March 13

1 to 2 p.m.

Check it out! Check out new drama programs for preschoolers on page 93 83


Early Childhood Nature Preschool

Spring for Science

Each week, children will join a naturalist to learn about a different creature as they practice letter sounds, colors, shapes and numbers. Children must be registered and accompanied by an adult. Adults do not need to be registered. No siblings please. (MG) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 5Y & adult

$8(R) / $12(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53778

W

April 4 to 25

1 to 2 p.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 4Y

$50(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52632

F

May 4 to June 8

10:45 to 11:45 a.m.

Bugs Everywhere

Welcome to Spring Find signs of spring during a scavenger hunt at Blackberry Farm. Young explorers will create a neat spring craft and play some spring games, including activities with bubbles. Children must be accompanied by an adult and be dressed for the weather. (LB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 6Y & adult

$10(R) / $15(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 12

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52726

Th

April 12

1 to 2:15 p.m.

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

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 4Y

$50(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52637

F

May 4 to June 8

9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

Super Hero Adventures

Color Explosion! Experience the amazing colors of nature and learn why certain plants and animals are colorful. Then create a colorful work of art to take home. Adults must accompany their child. Adults do not need to be register. No siblings please. (MG) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 4Y & adult

$3

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53044

Su

April 15

1 to 2:30 p.m.

Learn about the super heroes in nature and be a super hero too! Learn about protecting the woods and critters who call it home. Parents must accompany their hero but need not dress like one or register. No siblings please. (MG) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 5Y & adult

$2(R) / $4(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53776

Tu

May 8

2 to 3 p.m.

Hike and Seek

Flower Fairies Learn about the magic of spring flowers while taking a walk through the woods. Children will search for the elusive flower fairies that may be hiding among the flowers! Then they will listen to a story and create a flower craft to take home. (MG) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

4Y to 5Y

$3

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53042

Su

April 29

1 to 2:30 p.m.

Chicks and Chickens Explore the world of chickens. Visit the chicken coop to see where they hide their eggs, feed the chickens, hold a baby chick and make a chicken craft. Children must be accompanied by an adult and be dressed for the weather. (LB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 6Y & adult

$10 (R) / $15(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53764

W

May 2

1 to 2 p.m.

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Why does a flower change color? Children will explore science with a seasonal theme through the use of experiments, storytime and crafts. Instructor is Laura Heins. (KW)

Join a naturalist on a guided adventure through the amazing and ever-changing woods. Take a hike and seek out springtime treasures. This woodsy adventure will include “stop and learn” locations where hands-on activities will help connect little hikers with nature in a meaningful and memorable way. Children must be registered and accompanied by an adult. Adults do not need to be registered. No siblings please. (MG) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

2Y to 4Y & adult

$2(R) / $4(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53769

W

May 16

1 to 2 p.m.

A Bug’s Life Where do bugs live? What do they do? Do they have favorite foods? Find out these answers and more when everyone explores the exciting and amazing life of insects. Take a hike and roll some logs to uncover and discover a bug’s life. (MG) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 5Y

$2(R) / $4(N)

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Red Oak Nature Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53772

W

May 23

10 to 11 a.m.

53773

W

May 23

1 to 2 p.m.


Early Childhood Backyard Buddies Spending time in nature fuels a child’s imagination. With the guidance of a Red Oak naturalist, adults and children will search the nature center’s back yard for suburban wildlife! This program will foster a child’s curiosity for natural discoveries. Programs include a story or experiment, an outdoor exploration and a craft. Fee is for adult and child. Additional children are $2 each. (MG) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 5Y & adult

$5 per couple; $2 per add’l child

MIN: 4 / MAX: 12

Red Oak Nature Center

Arts & Crafts Preschool Drawing Class 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. (KW)

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

53045

Sa

May 26

1 to 2:30 p.m.

4Y to 5Y

$45(R) / $68(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52657

Sa

March 3 to 24

2 to 3 p.m.

52658

Sa

April 7 to 28

2 to 3 p.m.

52659

Sa

May 5 to 26

2 to 3 p.m.

Building Blocks

Just Paint

Construct It!

Create masterpieces using finger-paints, glitter paint and water colors. Please dress appropriately. No class on March 26. (SC)

This class is built around blocks, Legos and Tinkertoys. Children will explore different ways to construct contraptions using their imagination Instructor is Laura Heins. No class March 31. (KW) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

4Y to 5Y

$50(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

3Y to 5Y

$22(R) / $33(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

53639

M

March 5 to April 2

5:45 to 6:30 p.m.

52622

Sa

March 10 to April 21

Clifford

Valentine Party Celebrate Valentine’s Day Clifford-style

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Hot dogs, chips and punch will be served.

Join in some St. Patrick’s Day fun. Play some games, make a craft and enjoy a snack. Children should be accompanied by an adult. (LB) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 6Y & adult

$12(R) / $18(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Blackberry Farm

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53766

F

March 16

1 to 2 p.m.

All About Cotton This class takes cotton to a new level. Children will use cotton swabs as paintbrushes, use cotton balls as stuffing to make three dimensional crafts and many more fun activities. (SC)

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Crafts, games and food!

St. Patrick’s Day Fun

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Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 5Y

$22(R) / $33(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53659

M

April 9 to 30

5:45 to 6:30 p.m.

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Early Childhood Getting Ready for School My Own Time

Giant Steps

This introduction to the preschool experience features a variety of fun activities, including art, music, stories and free play. Children focus on developing socialization skills, and a snack is provided. Child must be 2½ by the first day of class. No class March 27 and 28 at Prisco. No class March 26, 27, 30, 31, and May 28 at Eola. (KW) (SC)

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. Instructor is Laura Heins. No class March 26 and 31 or May 26 and 28. (KW)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Age

Class Size

Location

30M to 3Y

$50(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 8

Prisco Community Center

24M to 30M & adult

MIN: 6 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

52602

Tu

April 10 to May 15

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

52617

$50(R) / $75(N)

M

March 5 to April 16

9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

52604

W

April 11 to May 16

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

52618

$50(R) / $75(N)

Sa

March 10 to April 21

9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

52619

$44(R) / $66(N)

M

April 30 to June 4

9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

52620

$44(R) / $66(N)

Sa

May 5 to June 9

9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

Age

Class Size

Location

30M to 3Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

Math Matters

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

52605

$50(R) / $75(N)

M

March 5 to April 16

10:45 to 11:45 a.m.

52606

$50(R) / $75(N)

Tu

March 6 to April 17

9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

52607

$50(R) / $75(N)

Th

March 8 to April 19

9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

52609

$50(R) / $75(N)

F

March 9 to April 20

9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

52608

$50(R) / $75(N)

Sa

March 10 to April 21

10:15 to 11:15 a.m.

Math is everywhere. Introduce children to many math concepts they will need as they begin their early education – sorting, patterns, measuring, number recognition and more. No class on March 27. (SC) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 5Y

$22(R) / $33(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

52603

$44(R) / $66(N)

M

April 30 to June 4

9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52610

$44(R) / $66(N)

M

April 30 to June 4

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

53038

Tu

March 6 to April 3

5:45 to 6:30 p.m.

52611

$50(R) / $75(N)

Tu

May 1 to June 5

10:45 to 11:45 a.m.

52630

$50(R) / $75(N)

F

May 4 to June 8

9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

52631

$44(R) / $66(N)

Sa

May 5 to June 9

10:15 to 11:15 a.m.

My Own Time II Children experience a balance of free time and structured activities. In addition to art, music, storytime 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. No class March 26 to 30 and May 28. (KW) Age

Class Size

Location

30M to 3Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

52612

$90(R) / $135(N)

M/F

March 5 to April 20

9:15 to 10:30 a.m.

52613

$90(R) / $135(N)

Tu/Th

March 6 to April 19

10:30 to 11:45 a.m.

52614

$84(R) / $126(N)

M/F

April 30 to June 8

10:30 to 11:45 a.m.

52634

$90(R) / $135(N)

Tu/Th

May 1 to June 7

9:15 to 10:30 a.m.

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Let’s Learn Our ABCs Children will explore letter recognition through letter activities, coloring, stories and play. Instructor is Tiffany Mills. No class March 27 and 29. (KW) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 4Y

$80(R) / $120(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

52562

$80(R) / $120(N)

Tu/Th

March 6 to April 19

9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

52563

$80(R) / $120(N)

Tu/Th

May 1 to June 7

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

On the Farm In this class, children will explore farms and farm animals through crafts, books and creative movement. Each child will be assigned a snack day to provide for the class. This class is for children who are comfortable without a parent. Instructor is Kim Stanley. No class March 30. (KW) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

30M to 3Y

$50(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52635

F

March 9 to April 20

10:45 to 11:45 a.m.


Early Childhood Cut It Out!

English for Preschoolers

Children can get creative and learn safety in scissors skills at the same time. Children will learn 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. Instructor is Laura Heins. No class March 30 and May 28. (KW) Age

Class Size

Location

3Y to 4Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

52615

$50(R) / $75(N)

F

March 9 to April 20

12:15 to 1:15 p.m.

52616

$44(R) / $66(N)

M

April 30 to June 4

12:15 to 1:15 p.m.

My Saturday School Children get a little extra time practicing their ABCs and 123s in addition to painting, reading, learning and playing with classmates. Instructor is Kim Stanley and Laura Heins. No class March 31, May 26. (KW)

This class introduces English to Spanish-speaking preschoolers. They will learn numbers, colors, days of the week and more. No class on March 31. (SC) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 5Y

$40(R) / $60(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53144

Sa

March 10 to May 5

9:30 to 10:15 a.m.

Everyday Heroes Each week will focus on a different hero: fireman, policeman, doctor and paramedic. This program includes include playtime, craft-time and story time. This class is for children who are comfortable without a parent. Instructor is Tiffany Mills. No class March 28.(KW) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 4Y

$50(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52568

W

March 7 to April 18

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Age

Class Size

Location

3Y to 5Y

MIN: 6 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

52629

$50(R) / $75(N)

Sa

March 10 to April 21

9 to 10 a.m.

R is for Rainbow

52627

$44(R) / $66(N)

Sa

May 5 to June 9

9 to 10 a.m.

52628

$44(R) / $66(N)

Sa

May 5 to June 9

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Children will learn letters through the colors of the rainbow, crafts, stories and sensory table activities. Snack time is set aside each day. This class is for children who are comfortable without a parent. Instructor is Kim Stanley. (KW)

Spanish for Little Ones This class introduces Spanish to preschoolers. They will learn numbers, colors, days of the week and more. No class on March 31. (SC) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 5Y

$40(R) / $60(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53145

Sa

March 10 to May 5

10:45 to 11:30 a.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 4Y

$50(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52636

Th

May 3 to June 7

10:45 to 11:45 a.m.

Afternoon Labs New 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.

Math Lab

Early Literacy Lab Through hands-on activities, children will explore sorting, patterns, measuring, number recognition and more. No class on March 26. (SC)

This class delves into the world of books and reading. Children will be exposed to a wealth of books and stories. Children will focus on letters, sounds and sight words through hands-on activities as an introduction to literacy skills. A child’s love of reading will be fostered in order to develop it into a life-long passion. No class on March 28. (SC)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

4Y to 6Y

$65(R) / $97(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

53925

M

March 5 to April 16

12:30 to 2 p.m.

4Y to 6Y

$65(R) / $97(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53923

W

March 7 to April 18

12:30 to 2 p.m.

87


Early Childhood Cooking

Motor Skills

Healthy Eating

Games Galore

As part of the Making Kane Fit for Kids Initiative, Fox Valley Park District is partnering with Provena Mercy Medical Center to provide a class for parents about providing healthy meals and snacks for their families. Parents will attend a seminar on eating healthy while their children attend a hands-on healthy cooking class. (SC)

Kids can jump, run, crawl and hop to the finish line using balls, scooters, beanbags and balloons. Children will develop coordination, self-confidence and listening skills in a positive environment while making new friends. Children should wear gym shoes. No class March 28 and March 30. (LP)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

4Y to 10Y & adults

$8 per child / Adults free

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

3Y to 5Y

$36(R) / $54(N)

MIN: 7 / MAX: 10

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53694

Th

March 8 to April 26

6 to 7 p.m.

Adult

53150

W

Feb. 22 to April 4

10 to 10:45 a.m.

53695

Th

March 8 to April 26

6 to 7 p.m.

4Y to 10Y

53151

W

Feb. 22 to April 4

4:15 to 5 p.m.

53696

Th

May 10 to June 28

6 to 7 p.m.

Adult

53152

F

Feb 24 to April 6

10 to 10:45 a.m.

53697

Th

May 10 to June 28

6 to 7 p.m.

4Y to 10Y

Little Chefs 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 Big Hearts, Little Hands staff. No class March 27.(KW) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 5Y

$45(R) / $68(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53153

W

April 11 to May 16

10 to 10:45 a.m.

53176

W

April 11 to May 16

4:15 to 5 p.m.

53177

F

April 13 to May 18

10 to 10:45 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 skills, sharing skills, large-motor skills, fine-motor skills and hand-eye coordination. All children must be accompanied by a participating adult. Please no siblings. This program is taught by Big Hands, Little Hearts staff. No class March 27, 28 and 31. (KW)

52588

Tu

Feb. 28 to April 10

9:30 to 10:15 a.m.

52589

Tu

April 24 to May 29

9:30 to 10:15 a.m.

Class Size

Fee

Location

52590

Tu

April 24 to May 29

10:30 to 11:15 a.m.

MIN: 10 / MAX: 18

$45(R) / $68(N)

Eola Community Center

Date

Time

Age

Cupcakes Galore Children will mix, bake and decorate a new gourmet cupcake each week. A recipe book of all of the recipes will be sent home at the end of the session. Please dress appropriately. No class on March 31. (SC) Age

Fee

Class Size

Day

52578

Tu

Feb. 28 to April 10

9 to 9:45 a.m.

12M to 23M & adult

52581

W

Feb. 29 to April 11

9 to 9:45 a.m.

12M to 23M & adult

52582

Sa

March 3 to April 14

9 to 9:45 a.m.

12M to 23M & adult 12M to 23M & adult

52583

Tu

April 24 to May 29

9 to 9:45 a.m.

Location

52576

W

April 25 to May 30

9 to 9:45 a.m.

12M to 23M & adult

52577

Sa

April 28 to June 2

9 to 9:45 a.m.

12M to 23M & adult 24M to 35M & adult

4Y to 7Y

$48(R) / $72(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53614

Sa

March 10 to April 7

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

C is for Cookie Children will mix, bake and decorate a new gourmet cookie each week. A recipe book of all of the recipes will be sent home at the end of the session. Please dress appropriately. (SC) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

4Y to 7Y

$48(R) / $72(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53615

Sa

88

Barcode

52584

Tu

Feb. 28 to April 10

10 to 10:45 a.m.

52586

W

Feb. 29 to April 11

10 to 10:45 a.m.

24M to 35M & adult

52585

Sa

March 3 to April 14

10 to 10:45 a.m.

24M to 35M & adult

52587

Tu

April 24 to May 29

10 to 10:45 a.m.

24M to 35M & adult

52579

W

April 25 to May 30

10 to 10:45 a.m.

24M to 35M & adult

52580

Sa

April 28 to June 2

10 to 10:45 a.m.

24M to 35M & adult

Check it out!

Check outApril the full line-up of gymnastics and tumbling for Check out Allprograms About Spring 14 to May 5 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. ages 6 and under on pages 38 to 43; dance programs pages and6775; spring breakon camp on 74 page sports fun on pages 15, 18, 19 and 21 and aquatics on page 28


Early Childhood Music Music Makers

Kid Rock I, II

Children will explore music through creativity, play and dance. Each week, they will create a different musical instrument. This class is intended for children who are comfortable without a parent. Instructor is Laura Heins. No class March 26. (KW)

Kids can use their imaginations while singing songs, dancing to the beat, playing with rhythm instruments and props, and practicing fine and large motor skills. Play is combined with music to enhance listening skills and promote socialization. Parents participate in Kid Rock I; Kid Rock II is without parent participation to encourage independence. The curriculum does not repeat. This program is taught by Rock ’n’ Kids. (LP) (KW)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 4Y

$50(R) / $75(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 8

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52623

M

March 5 to April 16

12:15 to 1:15 p.m.

Moving and Grooving to Music Sing songs, dance to the beat, use rhythm instruments in this high-energy musical adventure. No class on March 31. (SC) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 5Y

$44(R) / $66(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Barcode 53638

Day Sa

Date March 10 to May 5

Time 10:45 to 11:30 a.m.

Class Size

Fee

Location

MIN: 5/ MAX: 12

$78(R) / $117(N)

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

Level

52478

Tu

April 10 to May 29

10 to 10:40 a.m.

20M to 36M & adult

I

52479

Tu

April 10 to May 29

10:45 to 11:25 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

II

Class Size

Fee

Location

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

$70(R) / $105(N)

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

Level

52482

M

April 9 to May 21

10 to 10:40 a.m.

20M to 36M & adult

I

52483

M

April 9 to May 21

10:45 to 11:25 a.m.

3Y to 4Y

II

Tot Rock This introductory music program includes a large sensory component with children using rhythm instruments such as maracas and tambourines, parachute and beanbag props and sensory items such as bubbles and feathers. Each session provides structured and unstructured time to encourage socialization. The curriculum does not repeat. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This program is taught by Rock ’n’ Kids. (LP) (KW) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

12M to 24M & adult

$78(R) / $117(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

Vaughan Athletic Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52474

Tu

April 10 to May 29

9:15 to 9:55 a.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

12M to 24M & adult

$70(R) / $105(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52475

M

April 9 to May 21

9:15 to 9:55 a.m.

Finally, the preschool option parents have always wanted! Flexible & Pay-As-You-Go

Mondays & Wednesdays 12:30 to 3 p.m.

Prisco Community Center Fee per visit: $12 Residents / $17 Non-residents Ages 3 to 5

89


Section Heading Creative Play

Preschool Prisco Community Center Student Registration Contact Sara Cass at 630-859-8606 for registration information. Registration is already in progress. The fee is per three-month session. Barcode

Age

Fee

Day

Time

47001

3Y

$255(R) / $280(N)

Tu/Th

9 to 11 a.m.

47002

3Y

$255(R) / $280(N)

Tu/Th

Noon to 2 p.m.

46999

4Y

$330(R) / $355(N)

M/W/F

9 to 11:30 a.m.

47000

4Y

$330(R) / $355(N)

M/W/F

12:30 to 3 p.m.

47007

4Y

$415(R) / $440(N)

M-F

9 to 11:30 a.m.

47008

3Y

$310(R) / $335(N)

Tu/W/Th

9 to 11 a.m.

Eola Community Center Student Registration Contact Carrie Johnson at 630-851-8990 for registration information. Registration is already in progress for the spring session and the 2012 fall session. The fee is per three-month session. *The class for children ages 4 to 5 that meets Monday through is being offered for those children who are ready to be in a preschool setting five days a week. Barcode

Age

Fee

Day

Time

46487

3Y

$285(R) / $310(N)

Tu/Th

9 to 11:30 a.m.

46488

3Y

$285(R) / $310(N)

Tu/Th

12:30 to 3 p.m.

46484

4Y

$330(R) / $355(N)

M/W/F

9 to 11:30 a.m.

46485

4Y

$330(R) / $355(N)

M/W/F

12:30 to 3 p.m.

46486

4Y

$285(R) / $310(N)

Tu/Th

12:30 to 3 p.m.

46490

4Y to 5Y

$415(R) / $440(N)

M-F

9 to 11:30 a.m.

46492

4Y to 5Y

$415(R) / $440(N)

M-F

12:30 to 3 p.m.

Creative Play: School Readiness Preschoolers will learn the alphabet, numbers and colors in a structured, yet fun environment. Children will develop social skills through interaction with others, music, games and play. There are 3 three-month sessions. Registration is already in progress for the fall session. (CJ) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

4½Y to 5Y

$330(R) / $355(N)

MIN: 10 / MAX: 20

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

46509

M/W/F

March 5 to May 25

9 to 11:30 a.m.

90

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. Student/ teacher ratio is 11:1 or better, enabling instructors to work with each child individually. A child’s first experience with school is crucial, and park district instructors will provide an experience to foster a love for learning that will continue through the years. Children must be 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 6 to November 23), winter (November 28 to March 2) and spring (March 5 to May 2). Creative Play Preschool is offered at the Prisco and Eola Community Centers.

Creative Play Preschool Registration Payment Plan Full-year registration is available with initial payment due at registration and eight more equal Electronic Fee 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. The school year is divided into three sessions: fall (September to November), winter (November to March) and spring (March to May). Note: There is a $25 registration fee due at the time of registration.

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. No class on March 26 and 28. (SC) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

4Y to 6Y

$36(R) / $54(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53673

M

March 5 to April 16

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

53674

W

March 7 to April 18

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

Drop-in Preschool Creative Play Preschool at Prisco offers a flexible, pay-as-you-go option. Classes are taught by staff that is currently teaching in the morning preschool programs. Classes continue through May 25. Parents may pay each visit or purchase a 12-visit punch card. (SC) Age

Fee

3Y to 5Y

$12 per visit(R) / $17 per visit(N) $120 for a 12-visit punch card

Day

Time

Location

M/W

12:30 to 3 p.m.

Prisco Community Center


Bust a move!

Dance

Hip Hop Dance

Irish 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. (KB)

Learn reels, jigs, hornpipes and figure dancing – an introduction to Irish dance mixed with a little Irish culture. Beginners through intermediates are welcome to enroll. (BSP)

Day

Date

Location

Tu

March 6 to May 22

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Fee

Time

Age

Class Size

52837

$66(R) / $99(N)

5 to 5:45 p.m.

6Y to 9Y

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

5Y and up

$99(R) / $149(N)

MIN: 15 / MAX: 40

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53683

Sa

March 3 to May 12

4 to 5 p.m.

52838

$66(R) / $99(N)

5:50 to 6:35 p.m.

4Y to 5Y

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

Mini Ballroom Workshop

52839

$66(R) / $99(N)

6:40 to 7:25 p.m.

6Y to 9Y

MIN: 5 / MAX: 16

52840

$72(R) / $105(N)

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

10Y to 14Y

MIN: 5 / MAX: 16

Discover the wonderful world of ballroom dancing. Improve dance skills, learn new steps and how to lead and follow. Have fun dancing the waltz and foxtrot with just a few hours of enjoyable instruction. Couples are recommended but not necessary. Couples will not rotate partners. Singles are not guaranteed a partner. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes. (BSP)

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

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

16Y and up

$38(R) / $57(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 30

Vaughan Athletic Center

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

16Y and up

$72(R) / $105(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 16

Eola Community Center

53693

F

Feb. 24 to March 16

7:30 to 8:45 p.m.

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52841

Tu

March 6 to May 22

8:30 to 9:30 p.m.

91


Dance Ballroom / Swing / Latin Dance

Conditioning for Dancers

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. (KW)

Focus on four areas to help improve skills in both ballet and jazz. Flexibility will help develop various muscle groups used in dance classes. Time will be spent on leaps and turns both intermediate and advanced. Cardio/ab conditioning will develop greater endurance including abdominal workouts. Deep stretching will help promote greater flexibility during floor barre/yoga workout. Dancers must be enrolled in Ballet I/II or higher. (BSP)

Age

Fee per couple

Class Size

Location

Class Size

Fee

Location

16Y and up

$67(R) / $99(N)

MIN: 9 / MAX: 20

Eola Community Center

MIN: 6 / MAX: 25

$10(R) / $15(N)

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

Level

52542

W

April 11 to May 16

7 to 8:15 p.m.

53822

W

March 28

5 to 6 p.m.

7Y and up

Floor Barre: Levels I/II & II/III

Spring Recitals May 13 at 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Prisco Community Center Dancers & Vaughan Athletic Center Dancers May 20 at 11 a.m., 2 & 5 p.m. Eola Community Center Dancers The Steppin’ Out Dance Studio will conclude the winter/spring session with a dance recital in May at West Aurora High School.

92

53823

W

March 28

6 to 7 p.m.

7Y and up

Cardio/Ab: Levels I/II & II/III

53831

W

March 28

7 to 8 p.m.

7Y and up

Leaps & Turns: Levels I/II & II/III

53832

W

March 28

8 to 9 p.m.

7Y and up

Yoga: Levels I/II & II/III

53833

Th

March 29

5 to 6 p.m.

11Y and up

Floor Barre: Levels III/IV & up

53834

Th

March 29

6 to 7 p.m.

11Y and up

Cardio/Ab: Levels III/IV & up

53835

Th

March 29

7 to 8 p.m.

11Y and up

Leaps & Turns: Levels III/IV & up

53837

Th

March 29

8 to 9 p.m.

11Y and up

Yoga: Levels III/IV & up

The Fox Valley Park District’s Steppin’ Out Dance Studio provides skill-building techniques through the various dance forms it offers. Equal attention is given to providing a pleasant atmosphere essential to learning. Poise and self-confidence are gained while experiencing the joy of movement, which carries through to all parts of the dancer’s life. The goal is to provide every student with a solid dance foundation while leaving room for individual creativity and fun! The next session of the Steppin’ Out Dance Studio begins June 4. Look for more information in our 2012 Summer Guide!


Lights, camera, action!

Drama

Fun With Theater Arts Broadway Babies: Pee Wee Performers

Livin’ Like a Bug

Children who love to make everyone laugh or put on shows for their family can become little actors or actresses. This program includes creative exploration, including movement/sound exercises, imagination games, group skits and a Readers Theater performance showcase. (KD)

Exercise imagination skills and dramatic talent to become bugs. Use music, costumes, movement and creativity to become creepy crawling spiders, buzzing bees or slimy worms. The group will be challenged each week with new bugimagination games. (KD)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 6Y

$23(R) / $34(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

4Y to 6Y

$34(R) / $50(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53787

M

Feb. 27 to April 2

5:30 to 6 p.m.

53838

Sa

April 21 to May 19

11 to 11:45 a.m.

53788

M

April 16 to May 14

5:30 to 6 p.m.

Broadway Superstars: At the Writing Table Play Dress Up with Mom, Aunt or Grandma Jump into a wonderland of costumes in this program designed to promote creativity. Enjoy picking out the right costume for a dramatic entrance to an imaginary setting: a princess tea party, a sailboat race or a trip through the jungle. Mom, aunts or grandmas are invited to join the participants. Each week, a new challenge will keep the participants scrambling and giggling. No class March 31 or April 7. (KD) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y to 7Y & adult

$23(R) / $34(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53839

Sa

March 3 to April 14

10:30 to 11 a.m.

53840

Sa

April 21 to May 19

10:30 to 11 a.m.

You Are What You Eat Exercise imagination skills and dramatic talent to become food items. Use music, costumes, movement and creativity to become healthy vegetables, excitable candy or slow-moving taffy. The group will be challenged each week with new food-imagination games. No class March 31 or April 7. (KD) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

4Y to 6Y

$34(R) / $50(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53836

Sa

March 3 to April 14

11 to 11:45 a.m.

Children get the opportunity to perform a script they have written themselves! Participants are introduced to acting terminology, costumes and what it takes to put on a production. Acting exercises, improv and collaborative exercises will be explored and will conclude with an original showcase or written work. No class March 31 or April 7. (KD) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

7Y to 10Y

$34(R) / $50(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 12

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53815

Sa

March 3 to April 14

2:30 to 3:15 p.m.

53816

Sa

April 21 to May 19

2:30 to 3:15 p.m.

Top Model Challenges Discover what it takes to be a runway model with this interactive class. Learn walking techniques, explore how to portray different attitudes and put together a unique look each week. Choose from a large selection of outfits and accessories or bring trendy clothes for strutting down the runway. Modeling pop quiz challenges take place throughout. All participants have an opportunity to have pictures taken in class each week. The models will choose one photo to be printed and take home a CD of their own images on the last day of class. No class March 31 or April 7. (KD) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

9Y to 13Y

$34(R) / $50(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53819

Sa

March 3 to April 14

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

53820

Sa

April 21 to May 19

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

93


Drama Stage Makeup

Costume Design

Learn makeup tricks for the stage using dramatic pictures participants can choose. Discover different techniques for makeup application and practice applying it. Makeup is provided, but participants are encouraged to bring ideas to help create different looks. Each class specializes in a different subject. For the ‘Rock Stars’ class, participants should bring a picture of their favorite rock stars to class such as Kiss, Katy Perry or Lady Gaga. For the ‘Glitter Queens’ class, participants should bring creative glitter and color photo ideas. Please bring a towel that can be used for makeup removal. No class March 31 or April 7. (KD)

Anyone who is creative with clothing can learn the costume design process. Participants study the way professional costume designers approach a new design. Each class specializes in a different subject. For The Lion King class, participants design at least one costume in the style of the Broadway production of “The Lion King.” For the Pro Sports class, participants design at least one sports uniform in the style of their favorite team including basketball, baseball, figure skating or soccer. Easy sewing, hot glue and creative solutions are part of this experience. Supplies are included. No class March 29. (KD)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

8Y to 18Y

$44(R) / $50(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

10Y to 15Y

$34(R) / $50(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Subject

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Subject

53821

Sa

March 3 to April 14

1 to 1:45 p.m.

Rock Stars

53817

Th

March 1 to April 5

5:30 to 6:15 p.m.

The Lion King

54019

Sa

April 21 to May 19

1 to 1:45 p.m.

Glitter Queens

54020

Th

April 19 to May 17

5:30 to 6:15 p.m.

Pro Sports

Prop Making

Scenic Design

Bring imagination to life by creating new props and putting on plays with large or funny props. Participants will have the opportunity to design and make some of their own props with supplies provided. No class March 27. (KD)

Bring imagination to life by creating new set designs. Time will be spent exploring past Broadway show scenic designs and working to understand all of the elements involved in designing a set. Participants will have the opportunity to design a set and make a model with supplies provided. (KD)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

9Y to 15Y

$34(R) / $50(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53841

Tu

Feb. 28 to April 3

5:30 to 6:15 p.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

9Y to 15Y

$34(R) / $50(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53842

Tu

April 17 to May 15

5:30 to 6:15 p.m.

death ofanda Sonnets

DOORNAIL e r a e p s e k a h S by

Sunday,

Feb. 12

2 p.m.

Prisco Community Center Ages 3-17: $5 Ages 18+: $6 (Ages 2 and under free)

Barcode 50886

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“If music be the food of love, play on”

Join the Fox Valley Players for an afternoon performance – the perfect gift for your Valentine. Register by Feb. 10 and enjoy a complimentary rose and some of the most romantic works by William Shakespeare.

Tickets $17

Tickets available Monday, March 12. Registration closes Wednesday, April 18.

Showtimes:

Saturday, April 21, at 1 p.m. • Barcode 52286 Sunday, April 22, at 1 p.m. • Barcode 52287

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njoy dinner and a show. A missing millionaire invites friends to his estate, and they work together to solve a mysterious murder. Audience will vote on “whodunit” at the end.


Drama

Performing Arts Academy Acting Studio 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. Individual courses indicate the specialized focus on skills. Only alumni of this class will have opportunities to take the advanced-level acting courses. No class March 26 or 31. (KD)

Advanced Acting: The Perfect Headshot and Resume This advanced acting class teaches techniques for resume and headshot building. Participants will work on how to present a resume, layout and what is important to include for particular auditions. Headshot examples will be compared, and the instructor will suggest top headshot photographers in the Chicago area. A trial photo shoot will be included. 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. No class March 28. (KD)

Class Size

Fee

Location

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

$50(R) / $75(N)

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

54006

M

Feb. 27 to April 9

6 to 6:45 p.m.

11Y to 18Y

Physical Acting

54007

M

Feb. 27 to April 9

6:45 to 7:30 p.m.

6Y to 10Y

Physical Acting

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

W

Feb. 29 to April 4

5:30 to 6:15 p.m.

9Y to 15Y

W

Feb. 29 to April 4

7:15 to 8 p.m.

11Y to 18Y

Class Size

Fee

Location

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

$50(R) / $75(N)

Prisco Community Center

54008

Sa

March 3 to April 14

1:45 to 2:30 p.m.

10Y to 15Y

Physical Acting

53811

54009

M

April 16 to May 21

6 to 6:45 p.m.

11Y to 18Y

Safe Vocal Production

53812

54010

M

April 16 to May 21

6:45 to 7:30 p.m.

6Y to 10Y

Safe Vocal Production

54011

Sa

April 21 to May 26

1:45 to 2:30 p.m.

10Y to 15Y

Safe Vocal Production

Advanced Acting: Scene Study Actors will spend several weeks working on scenes and focusing on preparing for a final performance. Learn how to play off of a scene partner and gain professional help learning how to break apart an acting scene. Acting Studio class prerequisite is required. No class March 26. (KD)

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

Fee

Class Size

Location

11Y to 18Y

$34(R) / $50(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53810

M

April 16 to May 14

7:30 to 8:15 p.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

11Y to 18Y

$34(R) / $50(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Advanced Acting: Preparing for an Agent This advanced acting class will discuss the proper steps to getting an agent. Participants will discuss how to submit their resume and headshot to an agent, what to do at an interview and what an agent is looking for. Different types of agents will be discussed, and participants will have a chance to role play agent and auditioning candidate. 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)

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53809

M

Feb. 27 to April 2

7:30 to 8:15 p.m.

Check it out!

Class Size

Fee

Location

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

$50(R) / $75(N)

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53813

W

April 18 to May 23

5:30 to 6:15 p.m.

Age 6Y to 10Y

53814

W

April 18 to May 23

7:15 to 8 p.m.

11Y to 18Y

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Drama In the Spotlight Perform It Series Showcase: ‘The Wizard of Oz’

Perform It Series Showcase: ‘Bye Bye Birdie’

Learn songs, simple dances and short acting scenes from “The Wizard of Oz” to perform at a final showcase. Participants will focus on popular songs from this musical, including “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and “Follow the Yellow Brick Road.” Additional $35 costume fee due February 29, which includes a costume of choice that can be taken home at the conclusion of the performance. Costume choices include Dorothy, Scarecrow, Lion, Tin Man and Glinda and must be indicated at time of enrollment. No class March 28. Performance is April 11. (KD)

Learn songs, simple dances and short acting scenes from “Bye Bye Birdie” to perform at a final showcase. Participants will focus on popular songs from this musical, including “Put On A Happy Face” and “A Lot of Livin’ to Do.” Additional $35 costume fee due April 18, which includes a costume of choice that can be taken home at the conclusion of the performance. Costume choices include poodle skirts for girls and a leather-look fabric ’50s greaser jacket for boys. Skirt colors and sizes must be indicated at time of enrollment. Performance is May 23. (KD)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y to 15Y

$45(R) / $68(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Prisco Community Center

11Y to 18Y

$45(R) / $68(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 20

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53825

W

Feb. 29 to April 11

6:15 to 7:15 p.m.

53828

W

April 18 to May 23

6:15 to 7:15 p.m.

Spring Break Talent Show Audition for a chance to be in the Spring Break Talent Fr ee Show March 21 at 5 p.m at Prisco. Auditions and ! rehearsals are at no charge to the performer. Singers, dancers, comedians, jugglers and anyone with special performance skills are invited to audition. No pianist provided. If singing, please bring accompaniment CD. Chosen performers will rehearse their specialty act and a group performance piece from 3:30 to 5 p.m. March 26 and 28 to get ready for the March 29 show. (KD) Spring Break Talent Show Auditions Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

Fee

Location

53779

W

March 21

5 to 9 p.m.

7Y to 25Y

Free

Prisco Community Center

Spring Break Talent Show Rehearsals Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Class Size

Location

53780

M/W

March 26 to 28

3:30 to 5 p.m.

MIN: 10 / MAX: 30

Prisco Community Center

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater: ‘Death of a Doornail’ Audition to be a part of a murder mystery dinner theater production of “Death Of A Doornail.” A missing millionaire has invited his close friends to his estate, and they must work together to solve a mysterious murder. Actors are needed to portray an eccentric and suspicious list of characters including the ex-wife, the spoiled daughter, the nerdy nephew, the grumpy butler, the bitter cook and more. Prepare a monologue for auditions and be prepared to read from the script. Perusal scripts will be available to read at the Prisco Community Center beginning Feb. 16. Performances will be April 21 and 22. No rehearsals March 27 and 29. Registration fee is due after auditions. (KD) ‘Death of a Doornail’ Auditions Age

Day

Date

Time

Fee

Location

15Y and up

Su

March 4

1 p.m.

Free

Prisco Community Center

‘Death of a Doornail’ Rehearsals Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Fee

Location

52288

Tu/Th

March 6 to April 19

6:15 to 8:30 p.m.

$40(R) / $60(N)

Prisco Community Center

Junior Theater: ‘Beauty IS a Beast’ Audition to be a part of a Junior Theater production of “Beauty IS a Beast.” Actors are needed to portray the fun list of characters including a princess, a prince, peasants and a fairy godmother. Beauty might be beautiful on the outside, but she’s ugly on the inside. See what happens when her fairy godmother turns her inside out. Prepare a monologue for auditions and be prepared to read from the script. Perusal scripts will be available to read at the Prisco Community Center beginning Feb. 16. Performances will be May 5 and 6. Rehearsals will be held from 6:15 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning March 8. No rehearsals March 27 or 29. Registration fee is due after auditions. (KD) Junior Theater Auditions Age

Day

Date

Time

Fee

Location

5Y to 16Y

M

March 5

5 p.m.

Free

Prisco Community Center

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Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Fee

Location

52289

Tu/Th

March 8 to May 3

6:15 to 8 p.m.

$40(R) / $60(N)

Prisco Community Center


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Footloose tells the musical story of a teenager from Chicago who moves to a small town where music and dancing have been banned. He shakes up the town and helps heal their hurt. The diverse score includes hit songs “Holding out for a Hero,” “Let’s Hear it for the Boy,” “Almost Paradise” and the title song, “Footloose.”

ShOwTimES Friday, July 20, at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, July 22, at 2 p.m.

COST of TiCkETS Preview Show July 20: $7 Seniors and ages 3-17 $9 Ages 18 and up July 21 and 22: $9 Seniors and ages 3-17 $13 Ages 18 and up Tickets available at Paramount Theatre box office starting June 25.

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We’ve got the beat!

Music Adult Choir

Show Choir: Don’t Rain On My Parade

Any seasoned singer or novice adult vocalist looking to be a part of a vocal collective can join this new 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. No class March 26. (KD)

Join this Show Choir group and sing and dance like the cast of Glee. This rainy day group will sing songs such as “Don’t Rain On My Parade,” “Singin’ In The Rain,” and “Umbrella.” There will be opportunities to sing solos for interested participants. A performance for family and friends takes place during the last class. No class May 14. (KD)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

18Y and up

$34(R) / $50(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 30

Prisco Community Center

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y to 10Y

$34(R) / $50(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53785

M

Feb. 27 to April 2

1 to 1:45 p.m.

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

1 to 1:45 p.m.

53800

M

April 16 to May 21

7:30 to 8:15 p.m.

53786

M

April 16 to May 14

Show Choir: And All That Jazz

Youth Choir: Taylor Swift Songs This group learns and performs familiar Taylor Swift songs. It is not necessary to read music; class will involve some music training. 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. (KD) Age

Fee

Class Size

Join this Show Choir group and sing and dance like the cast of Glee. This group will sing songs such as “All That Jazz,” “Le Jazz Hot,” and “Sing, Sing, Sing.” There will be opportunities to sing solos for interested participants. A performance for family and friends takes place during the last class. (KD)

Location

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

11Y to 18Y

$34(R) / $50(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53801

M

Feb. 27 to April 2

6:45 to 7:30 p.m.

5Y to 11Y

$34(R) / $50(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53791

M

Feb. 27 to April 2

6 to 6:45 p.m.

Show Choir: Songs from ‘Wicked’

Youth Choir: Miley Cyrus Songs This group learns and performs familiar Miley Cyrus songs. It is not necessary to read music; class will involve some music training. 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. No class May 14. (KD)

Join this Show Choir group and sing and dance like the cast of Glee. The group will sing some favorite songs from the hit musical “Wicked” such as “Popular,” “Defying Gravity” and “What Is This Feeling?” There will be opportunities to sing solos for interested participants. A performance for family and friends takes place during the last class. No class May 14. (KD)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

5Y to 11Y

$34(R) / $50(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

11Y to 18Y

$34(R) / $50(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53793

M

April 16 to May 21

6 to 6:45 p.m.

53802

M

April 16 to May 21

6:45 to 7:30 p.m.

Show Choir: TV Show Themes Join this Show Choir group and sing and dance like the cast of Glee. Sing favorite TV show theme songs, with opportunities to sing solos for interested participants. A performance for family and friends takes place during the last class. (KD) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y to 10Y

$34(R) / $50(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53799

M

Feb. 27 to April 2

7:30 to 8:15 p.m.

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Guitar Beginner I & II Learn the parts of the guitar, how to tune it and play basic notes, chords, songs and scales. Basic music reading also will be covered. Children must have their own guitar. A minimum of $16.25 material fee is payable to the instructor on the first day of class. Instructor will be renting guitars for use in the class; inquire at registration. This class is taught by Guitar Fun-damentals staff. (KW) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

5Y to 7Y

$142(R) / $213(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

Eola Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52645

Th

March 8 to April 26

5 to 6 p.m.

52646

Th

March 8 to April 26

6 to 7 p.m.


Music Music Samplers Music, the Mind and the Creative Child This workshop is for students and parents alike to learn of the positive effects of music participation on the developing creative brain. There are dozens of automatic responses to music that affect circulation, heart rate, endorphin production and brain pathway mapping as well as help understand emotions. Teachers, parents, health care providers, special ed practitioners as well as kids of all levels and abilities are invited to find out what happens when music enters their system. No specific musical background is required as this is an experiential and participatory workshop. The class will write a song together. Be prepared to sing, touch a guitar or piano and move to the music. (KD) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y and up & adult

Individual: $35(R) / $53(N) Couple: $60(R) / $90(N)

MIN: 15 / MAX: 30

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53844

Sa

May 5

9 a.m. to noon

Princesses and Pirates Music Workshop Join this hands-on, entertaining and magical class geared toward children who can read simple music notes. This workshop will take the participants through an adventure with a life-size tic-tac-toe, a sea bowl for music notes to help solve secret sentences, stomping and rhythm games. The workshop concludes with a hunt to find treats hidden in a secret treasure chest. (KD) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

6Y to 10Y

$60(R) / $90(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 15

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53845

Sa

May 12 to 19

9 to 9:45 a.m.

53846

Sa

May 12 to 19

4 to 4:45 p.m.

Music Game Show Tournament This tournament creates a rare opportunity for students who read music and play a musical instrument at any level to participate in a fun music game show. Children are divided into teams and questions are given in three rounds. A correct answer awards participants with tournament tickets that can be taken home, and a winning team will be determined. (KD) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

8Y to 14Y

$40(R) / $60(N)

MIN: 10 / MAX: 20

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53847

Sa

May 26

5 to 6 p.m.

Thursday, March 29 • 7 p.m. Prisco Community Center Join us for an evening of talented local youth performers. Singers, dancers, actors and musicians ages 7 to 25 will be chosen from an audition to perform their favorite selections on the Prisco stage. Popcorn, snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. $4 All Ages (2 and under free) Barcode 52497

Private Piano Lessons for Youth These individualized lessons will help students in grades 1 to 8 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 Piano Lessons for Adults These individualized lessons are for adults interested in taking piano lessons during weekday hours. Private lessons are perfect for those just starting out in piano or for those continuing learners. 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) 99


That’s the ticket!

Shows

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•  ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ •  ‘Showboat’ •  Dean Martin Tribute •  Neil Diamond Tribute •  ‘9 to 5: The Musical’ •  Tom Jones Tribute •  ‘Hair’

•  Spring Break Talent Show •  ‘The Wizard of Oz’ •  Burn the Floor •  ‘Death of a Doornail’ •  Junior Theater •  Almost Elton John •  ‘Bye, Bye Birdie’

‘Showboat’ at Lyric Opera

Perform It Series Showcase: ‘The Wizard of Oz’

This new opera production brings together unforgettable songs, dazzling choreography and an epic story. This opera is in English with projected English texts. Cost includes opera ticket on main floor and small-bus transportation. No meal is included with this trip, but everyone will have time to get lunch before the show. (JHP)

This specialized performance class will perform songs, dances and short acting scenes from “The Wizard of Oz” in a final showcase. Actors will wear colorful costumes reminiscent of the musical, and audience members can look forward to popular songs such as “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and “Follow the Yellow Brick Road.” (KD)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Departure Location

21Y and up

$115(R) / $124(N)

MIN: 10 / MAX: 15

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

51769

F

March 2

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

‘Hair’ at Paramount This Tony award-winning production of the musical “Hair” highlights some of the same issues that youth face today and features songs such as “Aquarius” and “Good Morning Sunshine.” Cost includes small-bus transportation and ticket on main floor. (JHP)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

All ages

$2

MIN: 20 / MAX: 200

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53827

W

April 11

6:30 to 7:15 p.m.

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

Age

Fee

Class Size

Departure Location

Age

Fee

Class Size

Departure Location

21Y and up

$35(R) / $44(N)

MIN: 10 / MAX: 13

Prisco Community Center

21Y and up

$60(R) / $69(N)

MIN: 15 / MAX: 20

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53756

F

March 23

7 to 10:30 p.m.

53796

Tu

April 17

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dean Martin Tribute at Starved Rock

‘Million Dollar Quartet’ at Apollo Theater

This tribute captures the spirit of Dean Martin, with Joe Scalissi bringing the King of Cool to life. Lunch will be buffet-style. Cost includes lunch, show and small-bus transportation. (JHP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Departure Location

21Y and up

$60(R) / $69(N)

MIN: 15 / MAX: 21

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53757

M

March 26

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Spring Break Talent Show Experience and support the talent of the Fox Valley community. Singers, dancers, comedians, jugglers and performers with special skills will show off their talent. Audience members will not perform. Popcorn, snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. (KD) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y and up

$4

MIN: 20 / MAX: 200

Prisco Community Center

This show captures the infectious spirit and sounds of a singular moment when four of popular music’s most extraordinary talents – Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley – got together for one night. Lunch is on-your-own and then it’s a short walk across the street to the theater for the matinee. There is the Salt & Pepper Diner (accepts cash only) and Savor the Flavor restaurants within walking distance from the Apollo. Cost includes show and small-bus transportation. (JHP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Departure Location

21Y and up

$60(R) / $69(N)

MIN: 15 / MAX: 22

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53797

W

April 18

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

Burn the Floor at Paramount Anyone who likes Dancing with the Stars will enjoy Burn the Floor, featuring the tango, waltz, foxtrot and quick step – all with lavish costumes. Cost includes ticket on the main floor and small-bus transportation. (JHP)

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Age

Fee

Class Size

Departure Location

52497

Th

March 29

7 to 9 p.m.

21Y and up

$65(R) / $74(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 13

Prisco Community Center

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Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53901

Sa

April 21

3 to 7 p.m.


Shows Murder Mystery Dinner Theater: ‘Death of a Doornail’

Almost Elton John & The Rocket Band at Paramount

A missing millionaire has invited his close friends to his estate, and they must work together to solve a mysterious murder. An eccentric and suspicious list of characters – including the ex-wife, the spoiled daughter, the nerdy nephew, the grumpy butler, the bitter cook and more – make this a memorable experience. Audience members will enjoy a catered meal before the show, and dessert during intermission. Audiences will have an opportunity to question the characters during the show! Tickets with table assignments will be available at Prisco Community Center beginning March 12. Registration will close April 18 at 4 p.m. (KD)

All the magic and music, excitement and energy come alive as Craig Meyer takes the stage as ‘Almost Elton John’ in this one-night show. This tribute celebrates decades of chart-topping songs such as “Benny and the Jets,” and “Candle in the Wind.” Cost includes ticket on the main floor and small-bus transportation. (JHP)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

3Y and up

$17; 2Y and under are free

MIN: 50 / MAX: 200

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52286

Sa

April 21

1 p.m.

52287

Su

April 22

1 p.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Departure Location

21Y and up

$45(R) / $54(N)

MIN: 7 / MAX: 13

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53921

F

May 18

7 to 11 p.m.

Perform It Series Showcase: ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ This specialized performance class will perform songs, dances and short acting scenes from “Bye Bye Birdie” in a final showcase. Actors will wear colorful costumes reminiscent of the musical, and audience members can look forward to popular songs such as “Put On A Happy Face” and “A Lot of Livin’ to Do.” (KD)

‘9 to 5: The Musical’ at Fireside Travel to the Fireside Theatre to see a musical comedy based on the movie about three talented and resourceful women who declare war on their tyrannical boss with great songs, lively dances and nonstop fun. Before the show, enjoy a lunch of salad, short ribs, chicken breast, acorn squash, green beans and dessert. The bus will stop at Jones’ Cheese and Sausage Outlet before lunch. Cost includes bus transportation, luncheon and show. This trip is in cooperation with Batavia and Geneva park districts. (JHP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Departure Location

21Y and up

$103(R) / $112(N)

MIN: 5 / MAX: 12

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53915

W

April 25

8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

All ages

$2

MIN: 10 / MAX: 200

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53829

W

May 23

6:15 to 7:15 p.m.

Junior Theater: ‘Beauty IS a Beast’ Support the talented youth of the community as they perform ‘Beauty IS a Beast’. Beauty might be beautiful on the outside, but she’s ugly on the inside. See what happens when her fairy godmother turns her inside out. Meet a fun variety of characters including a princess, a prince, peasants and a fairy godmother. Tickets available at Prisco Community Center beginning April 2. (KD) Age

Class Size

Location

3Y and up

MIN: 50 / MAX: 200

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

52291

$5; 2Y and under are free

Sa

May 5

2 p.m.

52292

$5; 2Y and under are free

Su

May 6

2 p.m.

Tom Jones Tribute at Starved Rock John Truncali starts off this show with great hits from the Rat Pack, Ray Charles and Garth Brooks and then switches to his Tom Jones tribute, singing “It’s Not Unusual,” “She’s a Lady” and more. Lunch will be buffet-style. Cost includes lunch, show and small-bus transportation. (JHP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Departure Location

21Y and up

$60(R) / $69(N)

MIN: 15 / MAX: 21

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53920

Tu

May 15

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

IS a Beauty might be beautiful on the outside, but she’s ugly on the inside. See what happens when her fairy godmother turns her inside out. Tickets available April 2 Cost is $5 Saturday, May 5, at 2 p.m. Barcode 52291 Sunday, May 6, at 2 p.m. Barcode 52292

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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.

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 (with separate checks) will be part of each trip. (JHP) (MG)

Spring Hike

Riding the Rails in Freeport

Look for signs of spring on this annual spring trek through the woods. Lunch to follow at a local restaurant with separate checks.

Silver Creek Museum operates the Silver Creek and Stephenson Railroad. Experience a 31/2-mile round trip excursion on a 1912 steam locomotive. After the locomotive ride, visit the Silver Creek Museum and its 28 rooms of history including a 130-ton stationary steam engine that is still in operation. Lunch will be at Cimino’s Little Italy – choose between chicken or ham panini. A guided tour of the Stephenson County Historical Society Museum will follow after lunch. Cost includes antique steam engine round-trip excursion, Silver Creek Museum, lunch, guided tour of the Stephenson County Museum and large motor coach transportation.

Age

Class Size

Departure Location

21Y and up

MIN: 10 / MAX: 22

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

53682

$15(R) / $24(N)

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April 27

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

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Age

Class Size

Departure Location

21Y and up

MIN: 35 / MAX: 50

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

53684

$80(R) / $89(N)

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May 25

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Tours & Visits Casinos

Afternoon Tea FREE!

Jumer’s Casino at Rock Island

at the

Greenhouse

Enjoy a day at the newly remodeled casino in Rock Island. Cost includes lunch buffet and transportation. (JHP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Departure Location

21Y and up

$35(R) / $44(N)

MIN: 35 / MAX: 53

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53741

Tu

March 20

8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday, May 18 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. FVPD Greenhouse 259 S. Russell Ave., Aurora

Four Winds Casino Tour, Michigan Enjoy an afternoon at this Michigan casino on a trip with Triple R Tours. Each participant will receive a $10 voucher to be used toward a meal and $15 instant slot play. (JHP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Departure Location

21Y and up

$40(R) / $49(N)

MIN: 35 / MAX: 50

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53798

Tu

April 24

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

Stroll the greenhouses, sip a cup of English tea or nibble a delicious scone at our annual afternoon tea at the greenhouse. See the newest varieties of annuals and hardy perennials before they’re moved to summer displays throughout the Fox Valley Park District.

Ameristar Casino, Indiana Ameristar offers a dockside gaming experience. Cost includes lunch buffet and bus transportation. (JHP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Departure Location

21Y and up

$35(R) / $44(N)

MIN: 35 / MAX: 50

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53919

Tu

May 22

9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Gardeners

on the Go

This group travels to various greenhouses, nurseries and gardening-related Departure Locations. Cost includes small-bus transportation. There will be a lot of walking on these trips; a hat, water bottle and comfortable shoes are recommended. Meals will either be breakfast or lunch with separate checks. (JHP)

Chicago Flower & Garden Show Enjoy a touch of spring at Navy Pier’s annual Flower & Garden Show featuring displays, gardening vendors and various experts to answer questions. Lunch is on-your-own. Cost includes small-bus transportation and show ticket. Age

Class Size

Departure Location

21Y and up

MIN: 10 / MAX: 19

Prisco Community Center

Macy’s Flower Show & City Escape Gardens Take a guided tour with About Tours of the Macy’s Flower Show, enjoy a lunch at Pompei Restaurant of lasagna, pizza, salad, dessert and beverage and then visit the City Escape Gardens. Cost includes tour guide, small-bus transportation and lunch. Deadline to register for this tour is March 13. Age

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

53660

$25(R) / $34(N)

Tu

March 13

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Prosek’s Greenhouse in Winfield

21Y and up

Class Size

Departure Location

MIN: 12 / MAX: 20

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

53661

$60(R) / $69(N)

Tu

April 3

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

Enjoy time to wander and make spring flower purchases at this greenhouse. Enjoy breakfast first at Harner’s before heading to Winfield. Cost includes small-bus transportation. Age

Class Size

Departure Location

21Y and up

MIN: 12 / MAX: 20

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Fee

Day

Date

Time

53662

$15(R) / $24(N)

Tu

May 8

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

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Tours & Visits For Active Adults Retirement Tours Be prepared when the day comes to make the decision to move to a retirement community. These tours will give insight to what is out there and what different amenities are available. Travel by van or small park district bus to the different tour sites. (JHP)

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Age

Fee

Class Size

Departure Location

55Y and up

Free

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

Destination

53548

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April 11

9 a.m. to noon

The Tillers for lunch & bingo

53547

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May 7

9:45 to 11:30 a.m.

Aurora Rehabilitation & Living Center for refreshments & tour

Extended

Trips

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

Mayflower Tours •  California Wines and Trains •  Civil War Series •  Montana and Glacier National Park •  Washington’s Cherry Blossoms – April 13 •  Colorado Historic Trains – June 15

•  Trains & Canyons of the West Pacific Coast Journey – July 9 •  Alaska Adventure Cruise – July 21 •  Australia & New Zealand •  Italy’s with a Tuscan Culinary •  Europe by Train

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

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Behind the Scenes Tours Meet once a month and travel by park district bus or van to local destinations for informative and fun “Behind the Scenes” tours. Cost includes all tours, meals (some months) and transportation. Some months are in partnership with SciTech. (JHP)

SciTech & Fermilab The tour starts off with coffee and donuts at SciTech and a talk by one of their scientists. That’s followed by some “lab time” before a trip over to Fermilab for a “Get to Know Fermilab” tour. Cost includes refreshments, tour and small-bus/ van transportation. Age

Fee

Class Size

Departure Location

21Y and up

$10(R) / $19(N)

MIN: 7 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53762

W

March 21

8:30 a.m. to noon

West Aurora High School Culinary Tour Get a “behind the scenes” tour of the West Aurora Culinary School and then enjoy a lunch prepared by the students. Cost includes lunch, tour and van/smallbus transportation. Age

Fee

Class Size

Departure Location

21Y and up

$20(R) / $29(N)

MIN: 10 / MAX: 20

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53758

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April 13

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

Schaefer’s Greenhouse Get a behind-the-scenes tour of this amazing greenhouse and also have time to shop. Cost includes van/small-bus transportation. The day will begin with breakfast (separate checks) at a local restaurant. Age

Fee

Class Size

Departure Location

21Y and up

$10(R) / $19(N)

MIN: 10 / MAX: 20

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53763

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May 16

8 a.m. to noon


For Active Adults

Prime Times Programs, Meetings & Clubs Bunco Dice Game Days

Lunch Club

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

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

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

55Y and up

$5(R) / $8(N)

MIN: 8 / MAX: 15

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52550

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March 12

1 to 3 p.m.

52551

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April 9

1 to 3 p.m.

52552

M

May 14

1 to 3 p.m.

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

55Y and up

$25(R) / $31(N)

MIN: 12 / MAX: 22

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52556

M

April 16

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

Spring Breakfast Bingo

Senior Mini-Bowling League Two-pound bowling balls are used in this new senior minibowling league in partnership with Senior Services of Aurora. Form a team or sign up as an individual and be placed on a team. Cost includes two games, lunch and beverages. The fee is due upon check-in at the site on league days. For information, call Jennifer at Prisco at 630-859-8606. The league plays on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. No registration necessary; just show up. (JHP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

55Y and up

$8

MIN: 5 / MAX: 30

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

Day

Time

Tu

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

Senior Bean Bag Baseball Love baseball but don’t want to run the bases? Join this new Senior Bean Bag Baseball team, where players toss beanbags through holes cut into plywood (like other beanbag games) and labeled “single,” “home run,” etc. It’s easy and fun to play. The park district challenges the team from Senior Services in Aurora and then goes out and competes against other groups. The group will alternate between playing at Senior Services and Prisco. (JHP)

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Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

55Y and up

Free

MIN: 5 / MAX: 10

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Spend a fun morning enjoying breakfast, bingo, fun and friends! A complete catered breakfast will be served at 9 a.m., with bingo to follow. Alden of Waterford is sponsoring bingo prizes again this year. (JHP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

55Y and up

$8(R) / $11(N)

MIN: 25 / MAX: 75

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53549

F

April 20

9 to 11 a.m.

Spring Into Fashion Show and Luncheon Spring into new fashions for the season or get ready for that exciting vacation! Fashions by Taylor Maries – for ladies in every size from petite to plus sizes – will be part of the show. Participants first enjoy lunch, then the fashion show and then there’s 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 May 1. (JHP) Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

55Y and up

$10(R) / $13(N)

MIN: 50 / MAX: 300

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

52433

F

May 4

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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

Check it out! Check out Adult Choir on page 98

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Prime Times The Salvation Army Golden Diners

into

The Salvation Army Golden Diners meal program provides nutritious meals for seniors each week. The program is held at the Prisco Community Center on Thursdays beginning at 11:30 a.m. in Room 102. Registration is required by the preceding Tuesday each week; call 630-232-6676 to make a reservation. Guests are invited to join that day’s Friendly Center Club activities at Prisco. (JHP)

Over 60 Club This senior social club meets monthly to share lunch and a variety of programs. Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of every month at the Prisco Community Center and cost $2. Area residents are invited to bring their own service and a dish to pass by noon. For more information, call Club President Sue Moga at 630-892-2588.

“Edad De Oro” Social Club

Fashion Show & Luncheon Friday, May 4 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Prisco Community Center Ages 55 and better $10 Residents/$13 Non-residents

Barcode 52433 View new fashions for spring or get ready for that exciting vacation coming up! The show will feature fashions by Taylor Maries. Enjoy a lovely lunch, followed by the fashion show and time to shop. All items available for purchase, and you can try them on that day and take them home with you. All fashion proceeds benefit the Friendly Center Club. Registration ends May 1.

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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. 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 anos en adelante. En las actividades incluyen juegos, alimento y celebractiones segun el dia de fiesta. Las reuniones se conducen en espanol. 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 Bob Mangers at 630-896-3600.

Ask

an Expert

Senior Seminars Fr e

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In this senior speaker series, experts will share valuable information about their topic. This program is free, but please pre-register. (JHP)

Age

Fee

Class Size

Location

55Y and up

Free

MIN: 10 / MAX: 50

Prisco Community Center

Barcode

Day

Date

Time

53704

F

March 9

9 to 10 a.m.

53705

F

April 27

9 to 10 a.m.

53706

F

May 11

9 to 10 a.m.

March 9 Ask a Financial Planner: Rey Cruz, financial expert and certified financial planner®, will provide a road map on how to prepare and take control of financial future. He will share simple, understandable strategies for preserving nest egg, planning for guaranteed lifetime income and growing a portfolio to create a secure, worry-free retirement. April 27 Ask A Horticulturist: Deb Augsburg, retired greenhouse manager at the Fox Valley Park District with 30 years of gardening experience, will be available to share some tips for spring planting while offering advice for common concerns and questions regarding home gardens. May 11 Ask A Dentist: Dr. Mohan from Stonehill Dental will talk about dental health and how it affects a person’s heart. She also will be on hand for a dental screening after the talk.


Prime Times

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.

Golden Foxes

Walking Club FREE! SPRING POTLUCK

Golden Foxes

Walking Club Fr e

e!

Call Jennifer at 630-859-8606 for more information. Rainy day and cold-weather walks are held at the Prisco Community Center.

The winter walking incentive runs through March 1. Everyone walks on their own schedule and tracks their own hours for a contest.

Tuesday, March 6 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Prisco Community Center Ages 55 and better Barcode 52488

Join in for the annual Spring Potluck! We’ll award the top walkers from the winter walking contest and unveil the new spring walking schedule. Please bring a dish to pass.

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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

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*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.


Birthday Parties

Birthday

Parties

at Splash Country Water Park and Phillips Park Family Aquatic Center For more information on birthday parties offered at Splash Country Water Park and Phillips Park Family Aquatic Center, call 630-907-9613. Both water parks are available for birthday parties as well as team parties or any special event. Each party includes all-day admission for up to 10 guests and a reserved party area for 90 minutes with a Party Attendant. Parties include pizza or hot dogs, three pitchers of soft drinks, paper products and tableware. The birthday boy or girl also will receive a special T-shirt for their party guests to autograph! Up to two adults are allowed in free to supervise the party.

Splash Pad Party Children who love getting wet will love a water park birthday party. Each party includes all-day admission for up to 10 guests and a reserved party area for 90 minutes with a Party Attendant.

Party times are available every day: 12:30 to 2 p.m.; 2:30 to 4 p.m.; and 4:30 to 6 p.m.

at Blackberry Farm For more information on birthday parties offered at Blackberry Farm, call 630-892-1654.

Up to 10 guests Residents: $149 Non-residents: $169

Pony Birthday Party

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

Children who love to ride the ponies at Blackberry Farm will enjoy a Pony Birthday Party. A pony will be brought to the birthday picnic area for each child to enjoy a hand-led pony ride. Children also will play Rattlesnake Ruckus, Off to the Races, Pin the Tail on the Pony and other games. The maximum number of guests for this party is 15. 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.

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

Children who love getting wet will love a water park birthday party. Each party includes all-day admission for up to 10 guests and a reserved party area for 90 minutes with a Party Attendant. Up to 10 guests Residents: $149 Non-residents: $169

All packages include a special picnic area, party attendant, paper products, and tableware. Parties are 90 minutes in length. A minimum of 10 guests with a maximum of 20 guests is required. 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. Party times are noon to 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Call for times for weekday parties.

Train Birthday Party

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

Adventure Island Party

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

Tea 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. 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

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at Eola

Community Center

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

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

Sports Birthday Party

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(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.

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.

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

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

Party times: • Fridays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Birthday Party (Ages 5 and up) 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 and Wii.

• Saturdays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. or 3 to 5 p.m.

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

• Sundays from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

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Birthday

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

Children will participate in racing games; red light/green light; relays and scooter and tricycle races. Up to 20 guests Residents: $12 per guest Non-residents: $15 per guest

Red Oak Nature Center two-hour parties include one hour of naturalist-led activities and one hour at the picnic shelter or Discovery Room. • Astounding Animals Ages 3 to 7

One-hour private use of E-Fit Room with activity leaders and one-hour room rental.

(Ages 3-7)

Red Oak Nature Center For more information, call 630-897-1808.

Party themes:

Eola Community Center For more information, call 630-851-8990.

Cars Party

at Red Oak Nature Center

Fancy Nancy Birthday Party

Playful Pirate Birthday Party

(Ages 3-7)

(Ages 4-12)

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

Ahoy, matey! Guests should arrive dressed as a pirate to enjoy pirate games and a treasure hunt.

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

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

• Bug Safari Ages 3 and up • Look What I Made! Nature Crafts Ages 4 to 9 • Nature Detectives Scavenger Hunt Ages 6 to 10 • Sno-Motion Ages 5 and up

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

at Prisco

Community Center

Choose one of three party themes for up to two hours of fun including cake, drinks, paper products and balloon for each child. There is a minimum of 10 guests per party. Party times: Saturdays from 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 2 to 4 p.m. (Note: Have another idea for a party theme? Give us a call and we will work with you!)

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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.

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.

For more information on birthday parties offered at the Vaughan Athletic Center, call 630-907-9600, ext. 1110. Princess/Super Hero Party (Ages 3-6) This celebration was designed with preschoolers in mind. Children are invited to arrive dressed as their favorite Princess or Super Hero. This themed party includes a take-home craft, story time and magical games. Residents: $12 per guest Non-residents: $15 per guest

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

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Sports Star Party (Ages 6-12) Guests will participate in their favorite competitive games organized by staff. The birthday child will select two sports from the following: Soccer Basketball Floor Hockey Flag Football

Volleyball Mini Tennis Kickball

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

Special Events

At Red Oak Nature Center

Day-of helpers: Clifford Valentine Party, Gladiator Challenge, Sonnets and Love Scenes by Shakespeare, Fitness Fun Fair for Kids, Mardi Gras Parade Party, Spring Break Talent Show, Bunny Brunch, ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ ‘Death of a Doornail,’ ‘Beauty IS a Beast,’ Blackberry Farm 5K Spring Gallop, Dad and Daughter Spring Wagon Ride, MapleFest, Earth Day at Red Oak, Spring Spruce-up, Flower Power Planting Party, Community-wide Garage Sale

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

At Blackberry Farm

Friendly Center Club: Assist the club leader in setting up and decorating for meetings and parties as well as clean-up after the events.

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

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

With Active Adults

Events: Help decorate, set tables, serve refreshments and clean up at the end of events.

With Kids

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

Preschool Aide: Assist preschool teachers in the classroom, help prepare craft projects, clean up after projects and help children with various needs.

Clerical Help: Help with a wide range of clerical work that includes filing, returning phone calls and stuffing envelopes.

Class Helper: Provide support to the instructor in art, science and cooking classes.

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.

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.

Choose an activity or program based on interests and time availability.

Light-Duty Custodian: Perform light-duty cleaning, including window washing, cleaning walls and garbage removal.

Businesses

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Drama Volunteer: Assist with making costumes, set and prop construction or coordination, backstage chaperone, ushers and ticket sales.

Field Crews: Assist staff in preparing fields for sports activities.

Dance Assistant: Serve as a backstage chaperone, ticket seller or usher during dance recitals.

Shoreline Clean-up: Remove debris along the Fox River and other shorelines.

Youth Coach: Teach fundamental skills, good sportsmanship and playing strategies in practice and game situations.

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.

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.

After-school Programs Helper: One-hour after-school programs include sports, storytime, science, tumbling, drama, dance and computer art activities.

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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?

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

Special Events

Blackberry Farm

  Clifford Valentine Party

  Interpreter

  Gladiator Challenge

  Park Clean-up

  Sonnets and Love Scenes by Shakespeare   Fitness Fun Fair for Kids   Mardi Gras Parade Party   Spring Break Talent Show   Bunny Brunch  ‘The Wizard of Oz’   ‘Death of a Doornail’   ‘Beauty IS a Beast’

Community Centers   Greeter

  Friendly Center Club

  Events

Volunteer with Kids

  Birthday Party Helper

  Class Helper

  Child Care Aide

  Camp Counselor Assistant

  Light-Duty Custodian

  Share Your Hobby or Talent

Parks & Trails

  Dad and Daughter Spring Wagon Ride

  Shoreline Clean-up

  MapleFest

  Trail Clean-up

  Earth Day at Red Oak

 Neighborhood Park Beautification

  Community-wide Garage Sale

Volunteer with Active Adults

  Preschool Aide

  Field Crews

  Flower Power Planting Party

  Red Oak Nature Center   Parks and Trails

  Clerical Help

  Blackberry Farm 5K Spring Gallop

  Spring Spruce-up

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 Prisco Community Center  Vaughan Athletic Center

  Gymnastics Competition   Drama Volunteer   Dance Assistant   Youth Coach   After-School Program Helper

Red Oak Nature Center   Restoration Work Days

  Front Desk Greeter

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


Fox Force Volunteer Program We appreciate all of our volunteers!

Volunteer Program

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

Volunteer Spotlight

M

att Gray was a Little League baseball player at the time when he realized that the man giving him direction on the diamond – his coach – would someday be him. “Growing up, my coaches were so inspirational… they really set the foundation for me,” said Matt. “They made playing sports a positive experience with all their wisdom and guidance.” So it was a natural transition for Matt to coach the next generation when he reached adulthood. He has coached baseball on a volunteer basis for 22 years and now, as a father of three young children, he has been coaching his children’s basketball teams at the Vaughan Athletic Center. For Matt, volunteering is a rewarding endeavor that’s beneficial for all involved. Coaching young athletes is enjoyable, and it’s an investment in the future as well. In addition to his two decades coaching with the North Aurora Baseball Association, Matt became involved at the Vaughan Center when his son Jacob (now 12) began playing basketball in kindergarten. Twins Jack and Abby (age 7) are coached by Dad as well. “It’s a great way to spend quality time with kids,” said Matt. “My coaching philosophy is to make the game fun for them, teach them sportsmanship and help them understand how the game is played. “If they have that, they’re really going to enjoy their sport.” It’s all part of a learning curve. In many ways, sports help teach life’s lessons, and Matt is glad to contribute as a volunteer. “The best part for me is when the kids get to see their hard work rewarded by success,” said Matt. “That’s just a great feeling.” The kids certainly echo that thought as well – and possibly end up carrying on the traditions of their coach someday.

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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.

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 and how it 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. 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. 116

Special Events MapleFest

March 17 Presentations on the hour from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free

Earth Day April 21 1 to 3 p.m. Free

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The Fox Valley Park District maintains 159 parks and 44 miles of interconnected trails amid 2,400 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 44 miles of premier regional trails (trailheads with parking listed below). Trail maps are located on the “Park and Trails” tab at foxvalleyparkdistrict.org.

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

Fishing Lakes and Boat Ramps The district has a variety of fishing lakes for some relaxing fun. To ensure longterm, quality fishing at its lakes, the Fox Valley Park District has a cooperative management agreement with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources that is intended to develop healthy eco-systems and improve fishing quality. Rather than stock and re-stock regularly, the lakes management program creates a fishery that is self-sustaining. The payoffs for fishermen are greater catch rates and bigger fish. Printable contour maps of select lakes are available online at foxvalleyparkdistrict. org. The maps feature lake depths and shoreline features, along with specific information on fish species, average numbers and sizes, and creel limits. Fishing lakes with off-street parking include: •  Foxcroft Lake, Elder and Birch, Aurora •  Jericho Lake, Jericho Road, Aurora •  Lake Gregory/Blackberry Farm (with paid admission), 100 S. Barnes Road, Aurora •  Spring Lake, McCoy and Frontenac, Aurora •  Waubonsie Lake, Montgomery and Kautz, Aurora •  Wheatland Lake, Barrington and Spinnaker, Aurora Boat ramps locations: •  Veterans Island •  South River Street Park Boat dock location: •  Waubonsie Lake

• Spring Lake Park •  Jericho Lake Park

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.

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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)

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Plots can be accessed from April 15 to Oct. 15. For 2012, those who rented garden plots in 2011 may reserve their same plots beginning March 5. Beginning March 12, any remaining plots will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Plots are 20 feet by 30 feet. Water is not available at the garden plot sites. Cost is $15 for residents; $30 for non-residents.

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

Outdoor Tennis Courts •  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 (Wednesday, 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

6

50

15

100

15

150

4

30

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 the website or see page 118 to 119.

Basketball Tables Shelter Capacity

Jericho Lake Lebanon

2

Martin Luther King

2

May Street

Montgomery

1

4

30

New Haven

1

5

50

N. Aurora Island

10

100

Simmons

1

10

100

Spring Lake

1

10

100

4

40

Waubonsie Creek

120

Waubonsie Lake*

Wheatland

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

8

60

15

150


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

Shelter s n o i t a v r Rese

Blackberry Farm 630-892-1550

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 beginning Feb. 1 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 (Wednesday, Feb. 1).

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

What to See

Carousel Enjoy the old-fashioned merry-go-round reminiscent of fairs and carnivals from yesteryear.

Wagner House (1840s) Explore this historic post-and-beam-constructed home.

Train This steam-engine-replica train and its open-air passenger cars travel around Lake Gregory.

Pottery Shop (1850s) See how pioneer cookware is crafted from wet clay to finished product; all items are fired on-site.

Hay Wagon Rides Hop aboard to enjoy a ride in the same way pioneer farm kids used to get around. Pony Rides Children delight in saddling up for a ride in a fenced area (available for children under 70 pounds). Pedal Tractor Course Kids can take the wheel and “drive” their own mini-pedal tractor.

Pioneer Cabin (1840s) Observe demonstrations of Dutch-oven cooking, candle dipping, soap making, heirloom gardens and butter making. Spinning and Weaving Cabin (1860s) Watch and learn how spinners card and spin wool for clothing. Observe weavers working on rugs and textiles on antique looms. One-Room Schoolhouse (1880s) One school, one classroom – see what learning was like for students in the 1880s.

Huntoon House (1890s) See Victorian room settings, treadle sewing demonstrations, quilting and exhibits. Blacksmith Shop (1900s) Watch the blacksmith at work on the forge. Early Streets Museum Visit 12 old-fashioned shops in this replica of late 1800s downtown Aurora. Carriage House View more than 40 vintage carriages, sleighs and commercial vehicles in this nationally recognized display. Farm Museum Check out displays of rare antique farm implements and tools. Discovery Barn See chickens, sheep, piglets, baby goats, a cow and more.

Directions Take the E-W tollway (I-88) to the Orchard Road exit, turn south. Turn right on Galena Boulevard, go west one-half mile and turn left on Barnes Road to the park. Call 630-892-1550 for other routes.

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Season Passes Buy early and save! Admission includes unlimited rides on the train, haywagon, carousel and ponies! Our pioneer village features historical interpreters teaching visitors about life in the late 1800s, a barn with live animals, lush perennial gardens, picnic areas, a scenic lake, food service, gift shop and more!

2012 Regular Season May 1 to September 30 To purchase a season pass, complete the form on page 124 or visit foxvalleyparkdistrict.org

March Special Event 5K Spring Gallop.......................................... March 31 See page 16

April Special Events Spring Spruce-up.............................................April 21 See page 68 Laura Ingalls Wilder Girl Scout Event................April 21 See page 56

May Monday to Friday.................... 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday & Holidays............ 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Special Events Opening Day.....................................................May 1 Flower Power Planting Party............................May 12 Mother’s Day (live music).................................May 13 Sheep to Shawl...............................................May 19

2012 Special Events March 31 Blackberry Farm 5K Spring Gallop April 21 Laura Ingalls Wilder Day May 1 Opening Day May 13 Mother’s Day (live music) May 19 Sheep to Shawl May 31 Summer’s Here – Let’s Celebrate June 2 Paco, the Donkey, Birthday Celebration June 16 Vintage Baseball Game June 17 Father’s Day (live music) July 1 Antique Car Show July 6 Hoedown on the Farm July 21 & 22 Model Train Extravaganza Aug. 4 All-American Girl Birthday Celebration Aug. 7 Back-to-School Blowout Aug. 11 & 12 Civil War Living History Demonstration Sept. 16 Fall Harvest Sept. 23 Raku Pottery Pumpkin Weekends Oct. 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 Blackberry Farm Polar Express Dec. 1, 2, 8, 9

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Season Pass Form Household Registration for Season Passes and ID Cards Blackberry Farm and Outdoor Aquatic Centers office use (date received): ___________

Directions:

1. Fill in information on the form. Doublecheck the correct fee was used. See boxes for rate information. 2. Stop by the Prisco or Eola Community Center or the Vaughan Athletic Center to have new ID photos taken for each family, if needed. The first ID card for each person is free; a replacement costs $5.

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For Aquatic Center Season Pass and Blackberry Farm Season Pass rates, visit foxvalleyparkdistrict.org. the cut-off date for a pro-rated refund of a season pass purchase due to relocation, illness or other legitimate request is June 30, 2012. no refunds will be issued after that date.

Aquatics Season Pass Waiver and Release of All Claims and Assumption of Risk Please read this form carefully and be aware that in consideration for this Aquatics Season Pass, you will be expressly assuming the risk and legal liability and waiving and releasing all claims for injuries, damages or loss which you or your minor child/ward might sustain as a result of participating in any and all activities connected with and associated with use of the Fox Valley Park District aquatic facilities and programs. I recognize and acknowledge that there are certain inherent risks of physical injury to patrons of aquatic facilities, and I voluntarily agree to assume the full risk of any injuries, damages or loss, regardless of severity that my minor child/ ward or I may sustain as a result of participating in any and all activities and programs connected with or associated with this Aquatics Season Pass. I further recognize and agree that lifeguards and other aquatic staff are not responsible for supervising my activities or the activities of my minor child(ren) and I agree that I am solely responsible for supervising my minor children and/or assessing whether my children are physically fit and/or adequately skilled for aquatic activities. I further agree to waive and relinquish all claims I or my minor child/ward may have (or accrue to me or my child/ward) as a result of use of the Fox Valley Park District’s aquatic facilities and programs against the Fox Valley Park District, including its officials, agents, volunteers and employees (hereinafter collectively referred as “District”).

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I do hereby fully release and forever discharge the District from any and all claims for injuries, damages or loss that my minor child/ward or I may have or which may accrue to me or my minor child/ward and arising out of, connected with, or in any way associated with use of the District’s aquatic facilities and programs. i have read and fully understand the above important information, warning of risk, assumption of risk and waiver and release of all claims. if registering on-line or via fax, my on-line or facsimile signature shall substitute for and have the same legal effect as an original form signature. PartiCiPant’s naMe ______________________________________ (Please print) PartiCiPant’s signature __________________________________ (18 years or older or Parent/Guardian) Date ______________

Participation will be denied if this waiver is not signed and dated.


Vaughan Aquatic Center Vaughan Aquatic Center The Vaughan Aquatic Center has three pools that are open year-round 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.

Aquatic Annual Passes Aquatic pass holders have access to all three pools during public hours. Monthly EFT

Type

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. Daily Pass Fee

Type

Resident

Non-resident

Lap Pool

Individual

$6

$8

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.

Student

$5

$7

Senior

$4

$6

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/Lap Swim Hours Monday to Friday Noon to 4 p.m. and 8 to 9 p.m. Saturday/Sunday Noon to 5 p.m. Open Diving Hours Saturday/Sunday

3 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, call Jennifer Manos at 630-907-9600 ext. 1110.

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 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. 125


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 18).

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

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There is a one-hour maximum for infants and a two-hour maximum for all other children per day. Reservations are required 48 hours in advance for infants who are not yet walking and children requiring special accommodations. Call 630-9079600.

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 22 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 18 for more information and schedules. 126

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 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 Resident

Non-resident

Individual Adult

$100

$150

Couple

$175

$250

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.

Private Tennis Instruction Tennis staff provides excellent private instruction. Lesson rates range from $45 to $65 per hour.

Court Time Rates 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

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 Supervisor: Alex Aguilar

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 5 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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Vaughan Fitness Center Group Exercise Classes

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

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 •  Classes include Zumba, Spinning, Turbo Kick, Yoga, Pilates, muscle conditioning and more •  Professionally certified instructors

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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

Specialized Health & Fitness Training

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

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

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

Eola Fitness Center

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

Advanced

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

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

1-Hour Sessions

Single

$24

$35

5 pack

$160

N/A

10 pack

$190

$300

18 pack

$450

N/A

Partner (2 people)

Partner (3 people)

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

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Fitness Center Hours Monday to Friday Saturday Sunday

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

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

Facility Amenities

Fitness Floor Guidelines

• Nationally certified personal trainers. • Nationally certified group exercise instructors. • A full-service fitness floor with more than 95 pieces of cardio and weight training equipment, plus free weights. • State-of-the-art strength equipment, including Life Fitness, Precor, Hammer Strength, Body Master 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 18 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 Pricing Pass Type

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.

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

Pass Type

Monthly EFT Resident

Enrollment Fee Non-resident

Annual 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

Fitness Center Track – Indoor Track Use

Annual Fitness Pass – Family (3)*

$45

$52

N/A

$540

$620

Reciprocal Pass – Individual

$33

$40

$25

$396

$480

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.

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

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.

Eola Daily Passes (proof of residency required) Fitness Individual Senior/Student Track Individual

Resident

Non-Resident

$8

$10

$6

$8

Resident

Non-Resident

$2

$3

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Eola Fitness Center

Group Exercise Classes

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

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, Spinning, Yoga, Step, Sculpting, Interval and Boot Camp •  Professionally certified instructors

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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 18 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 a large group golf event. The course can accommodate groups of 16 or more. For more information, please call 630-907-0500.

Orchard Valley MEMBERSHIP

PROGRAMS Annual Memberships • Unlimited & weekday-only options • Reduced cart fees • Shop discounts & more!

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Orchards Restaurant Perfect for banquets!

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

Reservations 630-907-0600

Award-winning Orchards Restaurant offers the area’s most scenic location for wedding and baby showers, holiday parties or luncheons. 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 and Grill offer everything from favorite bar foods and after-golf fare to fine American dining. Stop by for a great dinner or pick up a quick meal to go on the way home from work. 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!

2012

Event Schedule April 21 Spring Fling Scramble May 26 Individual Skins Tournament June 25 Fox Valley Park Foundation’s Golf for Kids Benefit Golf Outing July 4 Red, White and Blue Tournament August 24 Glow Ball Event September Club Championships October 13 Fall Fling November 10 Turkey Shoot December 8 Reindeer Romp

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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

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¡Gratis! Busca este símbolo para programación gratis.

Calendario de Registro Registro de RESIDENTE – Sábado, 11 de Febrero

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, 20 de Febrero

El registro para los no residentes comienza el lunes, 20 de Febrero. El registro para los residentes continuara durante toda la temporada.

Política de Cheques

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

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 y Marcador de Tono (Touchtone)

Información General

www.foxvalleyparkdistrict.org o al 630-859-FVPD (3873) 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 teléfono o Internet cualquier tiempo del día. Tenga su VISA o MasterCard o Discover lista. Para matricularse en Foxlink, un miembro de la familia adulto debe de llenar la Forma de Información Familiar y regresarla al Distrito de Parques junto con un comprobante de dirección (licencia, ID del Estado, o el recibo de impuestos) ya sea dejándola en persona en el centro comunitario o faxeándola al 630-897-6896. La forma de Información Familiar está disponible en el sitio web www.foxvalleyparkdistrict.org o en cualquier centro comunitario. Después de procesar la forma de Información Familiar, el Distrito de Parques le enviara la carta con el número de PIN Familiar y las IDs Foxlink de cada miembro del hogar al contacto principal. El numero de PIN Familiar y las IDs Foxlink son requeridas al registrarse por Foxlink Internet y por el marcador de tono. Para más información, visite nuestro sitio web www.foxvalleyparkdistrict.org.

2. Por Correo/En Persona

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

3. En Persona

Comenzando el sábado, 11 de Febrero la matriculación será procesada durante las horas de oficina. Se acepta efectivo, cheque, VISA, MasterCard o Discover.

•  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.

Inglés para niños en edad preescolar

Esta clase introduce Inglés para niños en edad preescolar que hablan español. Ellos van a aprender los números, los colores, los días de la semana y mucho más. (SC) Edad

Cargas

Tamaño de la Clase

Localización

3Y to 5Y

$40(R) / $60(N)

MIN: 6 / MAX: 10

Prisco Community Center

Código

Dia

Fecha

Tiempo

53144

Sa

Marzo 10 to Mayo 5

9:30 to 10:15 a.m.

(R) - Residente (N) - No Residente

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

Servicio a Domicilio

Club de Boxeo

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

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

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Registration Information

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 and Touchtone www.foxvalleyparkdistrict.org or 630-859-FVPD (3873) 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 and touchtone. For more information, visit our website at foxvalleyparkdistrict.org.

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

3. In Person Beginning Saturday, Feb. 11, registrations will be processed during office hours. Cash, check, Visa, MasterCard or Discover is accepted. Prisco Community Center 150 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora 60506 Eola Community Center 555 S. Eola Road, Aurora 60504 Vaughan Athletic Center 2121 W. Indian Trail, Aurora 60506

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Registration Calendar RESIDENT Registration - Saturday, Feb. 11, at 8:30 a.m. REGISTRATION BEGINS! Mail-in, walk-in, Foxlink Internet and Foxlink Touchtone registration accepted for residents only on a first-come, first-served basis. Payment must accompany each registration. Payments for those placed on a waiting list will remain on account or be refunded in full upon request. NON-RESIDENT Registration - Monday, Feb. 20 Non-resident registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 20. 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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Exp. E Date_________ _____ Signature_____________________________________________

SSignature of parent/gguardian or adult partticipant

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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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Card # __ __ __ __ _ – __ __ __ __ _ – __ __ __ __ – __ __ __ __

Circle one: Visa MasterCard M Discoveer Check #_______ ____ Cardholder Name____________ N ________________ _________________

Payment Metho od: For mail-in orr drop-off registrrations only. Do not complete if registering in peerson.

______________ __________________________ _____________ ______________ _________________________________________________

PPlease list the names of any family member needing special asssistance to participate in the program(s) and what accommoddations are needed ___________________________

Participant’s Name (First ( and Last)

M Mail-in registrati tions: Make checkk payable to Fox Valley Park Distr trict. Mail to: Prissco Community CCenter, 150 W. Illlinois Ave., Aurorra, IL 60506

EEmail__________ _______________ ______________ _______________ ______________ _____________________________________________________

H Home Phone ____ _______________ __________ Emergency Phone ____ ______________ ____________ CCell Phone _______________________________

A Address ________ _______________ ______________ ____________ Citty_____________ ____________ Sttate ________ ZIIP ______________________

M Main Contact Last Name _________ ______________ _______________ ___________ Firsst Name ______________________________________________

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Fox Vallley Park District Reg gistration FForm

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Activity Guide Information We want to hear from you … 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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Join our e-list and receive valuable information on Park District events, programs and activities – including special announcements and money-saving discounts. As an “e-subscriber,” you can program your own profile – so you only receive news and updates on the happenings of most interest to you. Visit foxvalleyparkdistrict.org and sign up today!

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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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Attention Parents

Fox Force Volunteer Opportunities There are many different types of volunteer opportunities through the Fox Valley Park District. A list of ways to volunteer is located on page 113. Just fill out the Volunteer Interest Form on page 114. Volunteers will be contacted with specific information 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.) (AA) (BK) (BSP) (BSV) (CJ) (DS) (JC) (JHP) (JHV) (JM) (JN)

Alex Aguilar Brad Kale Bobbi Steele Brad Schmidt, CPRP Carrie Johnson Debbie Smith, CPRP Janet Cherbak Jennifer Huber, CPRP Jerica Hughes Jennifer Manos Joe Nidea

630-907-9600 630-907-0500 630-859-8606 630-907-9600 630-851-8990 630-966-4555 630-897-4261 630-859-8606 630-907-9600 630-907-9600 630-851-8990

Vaughan Athletic Center Orchard Valley Golf Course Prisco Community Center Vaughan Athletic Center Eola Community Center Cole Center FVPD Greenhouse Prisco Community Center Vaughan Athletic Center Vaughan Athletic Center Eola Community Center

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Jordan Real, CPRP Kristin Balderas Kyle Donahue Kevin Jenkins Kathi Wencewicz Laureen Baumgartner, CPRP Lisa Peterson Margaret Gazdacka, CPRP Rafael Martinez Sara Cass Sandy Smith

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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 Janet Cherbak – Horticulture Supervisor, 630-897-4261 Stuart Sports Complex 39W585 Jericho Road, Montgomery, 60506 630-450-7024 (Non-emergency) Park Police Office 1460 S. E. River Road, Montgomery, 60538 630-264-7421 (After-hours, non-emergency) 911 (Emergency) 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) Blackberry Farm 100 S. Barnes Road, Aurora, 60506 630-892-1550 Sandy Smith – Facility Supervisor Laureen Baumgartner – Recreation Supervisor 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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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 Marketing & Communications Division 101 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora, 60506 Jolene Kremer – Superintendent of Marketing & Communications, 630-966-4511 Dawn Hartman – Marketing Manager, 630-966-4552 Jeff Long – Public Relations Manager, 630-966-4527 Debbie Smith, CPRP – Community Outreach Manager, 630-966-4555 Recreation Division 101 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora, 60506 Eric Lee Wilson, CPRP – Superintendent of Recreation, 630-978-9080 Anna Kish – Community Athletic Liaison, 630-897-0516


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: Jaime Ijams, CPRP

Recreation Supervisors: Kevin Jenkins – Youth & adult sports programs, table tennis, open gym, martial arts and E-Fit Joe Nidea – Fitness center Kathi Wencewicz – Youth programs, adult arts & crafts, sports programs, trips and camps Kristin Balderas – Gymnastics, cheerleading and poms

Recreation Supervisors: Jennifer Huber – Active adult programs and trips and Friendly Center Club Bobbi Steele – Dance and special events Kyle Donahue – Performing arts, drama programs and special events Sara Cass – Creative Play Preschool and early childhood

Coordinator: Carrie Johnson – Gardening, cooking, home improvement classes, preschool and school readiness 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 18

Coordinator: Rafael Martinez – Youth and adult sport programs, open gym and fitness center Office & Photo ID Hours Monday to Thursday.......................... 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday................................................ 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday........................................... 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday................................................................. Closed Fitness Hours Monday to Thursday.......................... 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday................................................ 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday........................................... 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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 18

Vaughan Athletic Center 2121 W. Indian Trail, Aurora, 60506 Phone: 630-907-9600 Fax: 630-907-9661 Facility Manager: Eric Lee Wilson, CPRP Member Services Coordinator: Susan Meier Assistant Facility Manager: Jordan Real, CPRP Recreation Supervisors: Alex Aguilar – Fitness center operations and programs Jerica Hughes – Aquatic operations and programs Lisa Peterson – Child care and camps, youth programs and events Jordan Real – Sports programs and open gym Brad Schmidt – Tennis operations and programs Coordinator: Jennifer Manos – Birthday parties and events Guest Services Hours Monday to Friday................................... 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday................................................ 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday................................................... 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fitness Center Hours Monday to Friday................................. 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday................................................ 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday................................................... 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tennis Hours* (630-907-8067) Monday to Friday................................. 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday................................................ 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday................................................... 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. *Advance reservations required; weekend and summer hours subject to change

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 / Water Play Hours.......... see page 125 Therapy Pool Hours ............................ see page 125 Lap Pool Hours...................................... see page 125 Open Gym ............................................... see page 18

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Index Around the House Clear the Clutter................................. 65 Community-wide Garage Sale........ 7, 64 It’s Easy Being Green.......................... 64 Maximize Your Storage Spaces........... 64 Super Couponing 2......................... 5, 64 Arts & Crafts All About Cotton................................ 85 Arts with the Masters......................... 57 Corn Husk Dolls.................................. 57 Elementary Drawing and Cartooning...57 First-Time Potter................................. 58 Flower Presses.................................... 58 Glass Fusing....................................... 58 Glass Fusing for Youth........................ 58 Just Paint............................................ 85 Leap-Stamped Stationary.................... 58 Make It for Mom................................ 58 Preschool Drawing Class..................... 85 St. Patrick’s Day Fun........................... 85 Tin Punching....................................... 57 Wreath Making: Grapevine................. 58

Cards & Games Chess I............................................... 62 Chess II............................................... 62 Chess III.............................................. 62 Magic: The Gathering – “Open Gym”... 62 Cheer & Poms All Star Spirit Team............................. 43 Cheernastics....................................... 43 Pom Dance Team Express................... 43 Poms.................................................. 43 Private Lessons: Gymnastics/Cheer..... 45 Tumbling for Cheerleaders.................. 43 We’ve Got Spirit Cheer Team.............. 43 Cooking C is for Cookie.................................... 88 Cupcakes Galore................................ 88 Healthy Eating.................................... 88 Kids in the Kitchen.............................. 60 Little Chefs......................................... 88

Creative Play Preschool Creative Play: School Readiness.......... 90 Drop-in Preschool......................... 89, 90 Aquatics Eola Student Registration................... 90 Ai Chi................................................. 36 Lunch Pals and Playtime..................... 90 Aqua Boot Camp Blitz........................ 36 Prisco Student Registration................. 90 Aqua Cardio Challenge...................... 35 Aqua Interval Training......................... 35 Dance Aqua Pilates Core Control Level I........ 35 Adult Hip Hop Lock & Pop.................. 91 Aqua Pilates Core Control Level II....... 35 Ballroom / Swing / Latin Dance........... 92 Aqua Strength and Stretch................. 36 Conditioning for Dancers.................... 92 Aquatic Season Passes...................... 147 Hip Hop Dance................................... 91 AquaTots – Indoors............................ 32 Irish Dance......................................... 91 Couples “Therapy”............................. 36 Mini Ballroom Workshop.................... 91 Deep Water Arthritis........................... 36 Steppin’ Out Dance Studio.................. 92 Deep Water Conditioning................... 35 Steppin’ Out Dance Studio Spring Recitals.............................. 92 Deep Water Cross Training.................. 36 Discovering Scuba.............................. 37 Drama Joyful Joints........................................ 37 Acting Studio...................................... 95 Lifeguard Certification Course............ 38 Advanced Acting: Preparing Lifeguard Renewal Course.................. 38 for an Agent.................................. 95 Masters Swim..................................... 35 Advanced Acting: Scene Study............ 95 Open Water Scuba Advanced Acting: Sitting Diving Certification....................... 37 in the Director’s Chair................... 95 PADI Seal Team................................... 37 Advanced Acting: The Pre/Postnatal Aqua Aerobics............... 37 Perfect Headshot and Resume......... 95 Pre/Postnatal Aqua Pilates.................. 37 Broadway Babies: Springboard Diving: Advanced............ 38 Pee Wee Performers...................... 93 Springboard Diving: Beginner............. 38 Broadway Superstars: Swim Lessons: Adult Level 1, Adult At the Writing Table...................... 93 Level 2, Parent+Preschool, Preschool, Costume Design................................. 94 Youth Advanced, Youth Advanced Junior Theater: Beginner, Youth Beginner, Youth ‘Beauty IS a Beast’............. 6, 96,101 Intermediate.......................... 32-34 Livin’ Like a Bug................................. 93 Swim Team Affiliate............................ 32 Murder Mystery Dinner Theater: Swimtastic Summer Camp.................. 72 ‘Death of a Doornail’.......... 6, 94, 96 Vaughan Aquatic Center................... 125 Parker’s Children’s Theater Presents: Weekend Warriors.............................. 36 The Three Little Pigs, A Musical...... 79 Baseball, Softball & T-Ball Baseball Affiliates............................... 22 Baseball Camp................................... 74 Baseball I & II..................................... 22 Batting Cages............................. 22, 126 Girls Softball Camp............................. 74 Hitting League: Swing Away............... 23 Lil’ Sluggers T-Ball............................... 22 Softball 50 and Better Open Play........ 23 Softball/Co-Rec League...................... 23 Softball/Men’s 12-inch League........... 23 T-Ball Instructional League.................. 23

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Preschool Drawing Class..................... 85 Fishing Lakes and Boat Ramps......... 117 St. Patrick’s Day Fun........................... 85 Garden Plots..................................... 120 Ice Skating........................................ 120 Early Childhood: Building Blocks Orchard Valley Golf Course............... 136 Construct It!....................................... 85 Orchards Restaurant......................... 137 Early Childhood: All About Fun Outdoor Tennis Courts...................... 120 All About Spring................................. 67 Park Directory............................118-119 Bunny Trail Wagon Ride...................... 82 Personal Training............................... 131 Digging for Dinosaurs......................... 82 Prisco Fitness Center......................... 135 Fabulous Fiction.................................. 82 Red Oak Nature Center.................... 116 Fantastic Friends................................. 83 Rental Information............................ 121 Fun in the Spring................................ 82 Shelter Reservations................. 120, 121 Giggle and Grow................................ 81 Skate Parks....................................... 117 Let’s Get Messy.................................. 83 Sledding........................................... 120 Let’s Get Painting............................... 82 Trails................................................. 117 Over & Under: Exploring Opposites..... 82 Vaughan Aquatic Center................... 125 Play ‘n’ Spray...................................... 81 Vaughan Child Care Area................. 126 Play to Learn...................................... 82 Vaughan Field House........................ 126 Sign, Say and Play.............................. 81 Vaughan Fitness Center............ 128, 129 Silly Shapes & Bright Colors................ 83 Vaughan Group Exercise Classes...... 130 Storytime with the Easter Bunny......... 83 Vaughan Indoor Playhouse......... 76, 126 Wiggles and Giggles........................... 81 Vaughan Tennis Center..................... 127 Early Childhood: Cooking C is for Cookie.................................... 88 Cupcakes Galore................................ 88 Healthy Eating.................................... 88 Little Chefs......................................... 88 Early Childhood: Exploring Nature A Bug’s Life........................................ 84 Backyard Buddies............................... 85 Bugs Everywhere ............................... 84 Chicks and Chickens........................... 84 Color Explosion!................................. 84 Flower Fairies..................................... 84 Foxy Baby........................................... 83 Hike and Seek..................................... 84 Nature Detectives............................... 83 Nature Preschool................................ 84 Silly Springtime Hike and Seek............ 83 Spring for Science............................... 84 Springtime Mouse.............................. 83 Super Hero Adventures....................... 84 Welcome to Spring............................. 84

Early Childhood: Getting Ready for School Afternoon Labs: Early Literacy Lab...... 87 Afternoon Labs: Math Lab.................. 87 Cut it Out!.......................................... 87 English for Preschoolers...................... 87 Everyday Heroes................................. 87 Giant Steps......................................... 86 Let’s Learn Our ABCs.......................... 86 Math Matters..................................... 86 My Own Time..................................... 86 My Own Time II.................................. 86 My Saturday School............................ 87 On the Farm....................................... 86 Perform It Series Showcase: R is for Rainbow................................. 87 ‘Bye Bye Birdie’............................. 96 Spanish for Little Ones........................ 87 Perform It Series Showcase: Early Childhood: Motor Skills ‘The Wizard of Oz’........................ 96 Games Galore.................................... 88 Performing Arts Camp........................ 71 Little Learners..................................... 88 Play Dress Up with Mom, Aunt or Grandma.......................... 93 Early Childhood: Music Prop Making....................................... 94 Kid Rock I, II....................................... 89 Scenic Design..................................... 94 Moving and Grooving to Music.......... 89 Music Makers..................................... 89 Sonnets and Love Scenes by Shakespeare............................. 5, 94 Tot Rock............................................. 89 Spring Break Talent Show......... 5, 96, 99 Facilities Stage Makeup.................................... 94 Blackberry Farm........................ 122, 123 Summer Stage Presents ‘Footloose’....8, 97 Community Center Information........ 143 Top Model Challenges........................ 93 Disc Golf Course............................... 120 You Are What You Eat......................... 93 Dog Parks: Lincoln Park &

Basketball Basketball Camp................................. 75 Basketball II........................................ 24 Basketball Youth League..................... 24 Gregory Island...................... 66, 117 Lil Pint Hoops..................................... 24 Early Childhood: Arts & Crafts Open Gym Schedule........................... 14 All About Cotton................................ 85 Eola Fitness Center................... 132, 133 Just Paint............................................ 85 Eola Group Exercise Classes............. 134 Facility Directory............................... 142 144

For Pet Lovers Agility for Fun with Your Dog.............. 65 Beginning Tricks with Your Dog........... 65 Canine Good Citizen Program Testing.66 Dog Obedience: Calling All Dogs!....... 66 Dog Obedience: Feeding Frenzy.......... 65 Dog Obedience: Jumping For Joy........ 66 Dog Parks: Lincoln Park and Gregory Island....................... 66 Hiking is for the Dogs!........................ 66 Fun for All Ages All About Owls................................... 60 Let’s Fly a Kite..................................... 60 Fun for Kids Balloon Animal Class.......................... 59 Commander Baldilocks Junior Police Academy............................. 59 Kids Lock in to Parents Night Out!...... 59 Magic Class........................................ 59

Fencing............................................... 20 Flag Football Camp............................. 74 Floor Hockey....................................... 20 Football Affiliates................................ 21 Ice Skating........................................ 120 Inline and Quad Skating Lessons........ 19 Mid-American Canoe & Kayak Race............................ 8, 73 Multi-Sports........................................ 19 Open Gym Schedule........................... 18 Open Gym: Gymnastics....................... 49 Parent-Tot Sports................................ 20 Quarterback Skills Training.................. 21 Skate Parks....................................... 117 Skateboarding Rippers Camp............. 75 Sledding........................................... 120 Sports Festival Summer Camp............. 74 Sports Just for Fun.............................. 19 Sports of All Sorts............................... 71 Spring Break Sportsters Camp............ 67 Table Tennis Circuit League................. 20 Wrestling............................................ 19 Youth Dodgeball................................. 19 Golf Adult Group Golf Lessons – Intermediate................................. 31 Disc Golf Course............................... 120 Get Golf Ready & Golf Fore Women – New Golfers Only.......................... 31 Golf Cages....................................... 126 Kids in Golf – Level 1.......................... 30 Kids in Golf – Level 2.......................... 30 Orchard Valley Event Schedule.... 31, 137 Orchard Valley Golf Course............... 136 Orchard Valley Kids Play Free.............. 31 Private and Semi-private Golf Lessons... 30 Putting School.................................... 30 Short Game School............................. 30 The First Tee Par Level Golf Program... 76 The First Tee Pee Wee Golf Program.... 76 The First Tee Player Level Golf Program................................ 76 Welcome to Junior Golf – All Levels.... 30

Fun with Computers Computer Classes with SciTech........... 62 Gymnastics & Tumbling Advanced Tumbling............................ 49 General Information Aquatic Season Passes...................... 145 Beginning Tumbling............................ 49 Behavior Management Policy........... 141 Cheerleading Tumbling Clinic.............. 49 Birthday Parties.........................109-112 Co-Ed Flyaways.................................. 44 Blackberry Farm season passes......... 123 Flyaways Competitive Level 3............. 45 Blackberry Farm special events......... 123 Flyaways Competitive Level 4............. 45 Community Center Information........ 143 Flyaways Gymnastics Team................. 45 Delivery Information............................. 3 Flyaways Level 1................................. 44 Directory........................................... 142 Flyaways Level 2................................. 44 Fox Force Volunteer Program.....113-114 Flyaways Level 3................................. 45 Fox Tracks........................................... 17 Flyaways Level 4................................. 45 Fox Valley Park Foundation............... 107 Gymnastics Camp............................... 67 Foxlink.............................................. 139 Gymnastics for 2s & 3s with Parents... 46 FVSRA.............................................. 146 Gymnastics Hot Shots......................... 44 Information in Spanish...................... 138 Gymnastics: 3- to 4-year-olds............. 47 Photo Disclaimer.............................. 141 Gymnastics: 4- to 5-year-olds............. 47 Program Contact Information........... 141 Gymnastics: High School Practice........ 45 Registration Information................... 139 Gymnastics: Little Wigglers................. 46 Registration Form............................. 140 Junior Flyaways................................... 44 Scholarship Opportunities................. 141 Little Flyaways.................................... 46 Season Pass Form............................. 124 Little Flyaways Mini Gymnastics Camp......................... 67 Spring Hayrides.................................. 56 Volunteer Program....................113-114 Open Gym: Gymnastics....................... 49 Volunteer Spotlight........................... 115 Parent & Tot Gymnastics..................... 48 Preschool Gymnastics......................... 48 General Sports Private Lessons: Gymnastics/Cheer..... 45 3-D Archery........................................ 21 School-age Gymnastics....................... 48 All Sports Camp.................................. 74 Tiny Tumblers...................................... 49 Archery I............................................. 21 Tumbling & Flyaways Archery II............................................ 21 Competitive Tumbling Level 1.......... 48 Arena Flag Football............................ 21 Tumbling & Flyaways Competitive Boxing Training................................... 19 Tumbling Level 2.............................. 48 Co-ed Lacross Camp........................... 74 Disc Golf Course............................... 120


Index Webelos: Craftsman Clay Whistle....... 56 Introduction to Stand-up Tumbling & Flyaways Competitive Paddle Boarding........................... 53 Tumbling Level 3.............................. 48 Webelos: Craftsman Tin Punching....... 56 Twister Tots......................................... 49 Wolf Scout: Fishing............................. 56 Letterbox Hunt.................................... 51 Livin’ Like a Bug................................. 93 Martial Arts Health, Wellness & Fitness MapleFest....................................... 7, 51 Barre Burn.......................................... 12 Karate Club........................................ 39 Mid-American Canoe & Kayak Race ...8, 73 Best of Yoga....................................... 12 Kid’s Karate Club................................ 41 Kung Fu for Adults.............................. 40 Mid-American Canoe Race Chair-Seated Exercise/Yoga Training Series............................... 53 for Active Adults............................ 13 Kung Fu for Kids................................. 40 Nature Adventure Trips....................... 51 Cycling 101.......................................... 9 Life Skills Karate Club......................... 40 Nature Detectives............................... 83 E-Fit Group Rentals & Team Outings... 14 Life Skills Karate Club Intermediate Level........................ 40 Nature Exploration Bags..................... 51 E-Fit Interactive Boot Camp................ 14 Nature Preschool................................ 84 E-Fit Interactive Fitness Room............. 15 Little Ninjas Karate Club..................... 40 Nature’s Neighbors............................. 78 E-Fit Playgroups............................ 15, 20 Self-Defense for Women..................... 65 No Child Left Inside............................ 52 E-Fit Rentals....................................... 15 Sesisan Ryu Karate............................. 39 Outdoor Explorers............................... 78 Eola Fitness Center................... 132, 133 Mini-Camps SAWS Work Day volunteers................ 50 Eola Group Exercise Classes............. 134 Blackberry’s History Adventure: School of Rocks.................................. 52 Exercise for Ages 55 & Better.............. 13 Chicago History Museum........... 63 Silly Springtime Hike and Seek............ 83 Fit ‘n’ Fun Camp................................. 71 Blackberry’s History Adventure: Snowshoe Rentals.............................. 55 Fun-2-Tri Triathlon......................... 10, 11 Ellwood House Museum............. 63 Spineless Wonders.............................. 77 Gentle Yoga for Active Adults.............. 13 Presidents’ Day............................... 63 Spring Bird Hike.................................. 52 Golden Foxes Spring Potluck............... 14 Spring for Science............................... 84 Golden Foxes Walking Club................ 14 Music Spring Full Moon Hike........................ 52 Hatha Yoga for Active Adults............... 13 Adult Choir......................................... 98 Guitar Beginner I & II.......................... 98 Spring Hike......................................... 51 JumpStart Kids Fitness Spring Nature Camp Out.................... 50 Incentive Program........................... 9 Kid Rock I, II....................................... 89 Springtime Mouse.............................. 83 KidFit Youth Exercise Class.................... 9 Moving and Grooving to Music.......... 89 Summer Camp at Blackberry Farm...... 77 Making Kane County Fit for Kids........ 10 Music Game Show Tournament.......... 99 Super Hero Adventures....................... 84 Metabolic Circuit Training – Indoors.... 11 Music Makers..................................... 89 Waterfalls........................................... 51 Naturalize Your Exercise...................... 11 Music, the Mind and the Creative Child......................... 99 Welcome to Spring............................. 84 Open Gym Schedule........................... 18 Whitewater Rafting............................ 51 Personal Training............................... 131 Princesses and Pirates Music Workshop........................... 99 Personal Growth Prisco Fitness Center ........................ 135 Self-Defense for Women..................... 65 Private Piano Lessons......................... 99 Parent Workshop................................ 63 Slides & Shuffles................................. 11 Private Voice Lessons.......................... 99 Point, Click and Earn: Moonlighting on the Internet.... 5, 63 Tai Chi for Health................................ 12 Show Choir: And All That Jazz............. 98 Taiji Quan........................................... 12 Show Choir: Don’t Rain Prime Times On My Parade............................... 98 Taiji Quan for 55 & Better................... 13 Ask an Expert Senior Seminars......... 106 The Human Race................................ 11 Show Choir: Songs from ‘Wicked’....... 98 Bunco Dice Game Days.................... 105 Vaughan Fitness Center ........... 128, 129 Show Choir: TV Show Themes............. 98 Chair-Seated Exercise/Yoga Vaughan Group Exercise Classes...... 130 Tot Rock............................................. 89 for Active Adults............................ 13 Wolf Pack Junior Running Club........... 10 Youth Choir: Miley Cyrus Songs.......... 98 Edad De Oro’ Social Club.................. 106 Youth Choir: Taylor Swift Songs. . ......... 98 Wolf Pack Running Club..................... 10 Exercise for Ages 55 & Better.............. 13 Working It Out Together ...................... 9 Nature Programs Friendly Center Club......................... 107 X-FIT Training...................................... 12 A Bug’s Life........................................ 84 Gentle Yoga for Active Adults.............. 13 Yoga 101.............................................. 9 Animal Encounters............................. 50 Golden Foxes Spring Potluck....... 14, 107 Zumba Golf for 50 & Better................ 13 Animal Olympics................................. 78 Golden Foxes Walking Club........ 14, 107 ZumbAtomic......................................... 9 Animals on Stage............................... 78 Hatha Yoga for Active Adults............... 13 Home School Home School Customized Programs... 80 Private Piano Lessons for Homeschoolers.......................... 80 In the Schools Elementary After-School Programs...... 80 History on Wheels............................... 80 Just for Girls An Evening with Mom........................ 61 Funky Peace Glam Jam....................... 61 Girls Night Pajama Spa Party.............. 61 Little Miss Manners and Modeling...... 61 Top Model Challenges........................ 93 Just for Scouts 3 Cheers for Animals.......................... 54 All Scout Swimming............................ 54 Archery for Scouts Only...................... 55 Bird Study Merit Badge Workshop...... 56 Brownie Bug Badge............................ 54 Cub Scout Activity Kits........................ 55 Flower Garden.................................... 54 Girl Scout Badge and Try-It Kits........... 55 Help Keep the Forest Healthy.............. 54 Junior Flowers Badge.......................... 55 Laura Ingalls Wilder Scout Program........................ 55, 56 Let’s Go Camping............................... 54 Spring Hayrides.................................. 56

Aquatic Investigations........................ 78 Backyard Buddies............................... 85 Bug Biographies................................. 53 Buggin’ Out........................................ 78 Bugs Everywhere ............................... 84 Bunny Trail Wagon Ride...................... 82 Cave Hike........................................... 50 Chicks and Chickens........................... 84 Color Explosion!................................. 84 CSI: Red Oak...................................... 71 Disc Golf Course............................... 120 Earth Day at Red Oak..................... 7, 55 Earth Hour Campfire........................... 50 Favorite Animal Champion Showdown.................. 51 Festival of the Sugar Maples............... 51 Fishing Lakes and Boat Ramps......... 117 Flower Fairies..................................... 84 Flower Power Planting Parties......... 7, 52 Foxy Baby........................................... 83 Frogs!................................................. 52 Garden Plots..................................... 120 Garlic Mustard Challenge................... 53 Guided Earth Day River Trip................ 53 Hike and Seek..................................... 84 Hiking Club: Wednesdays in the Woods................................ 52 Introduction to Canoeing.................... 53 Introduction to Kayaking.................... 53

Lunch Club....................................... 105 Other Senior Clubs........................... 106 Over 60 Club.................................... 106 Senior Bean Bag Baseball................. 105 Senior Mini-Bowling League............. 105 Spring Breakfast Bingo..................... 105 Spring Into Fashion Show and Luncheon..................... 105, 106 Taiji Quan for 55 & Better................... 13 The Salvation Army Golden Diners.... 106 Zumba Golf for 50 & Better................ 13

Shows ‘9 to 5: The Musical’ at Fireside........ 101 Almost Elton John & The Rocket Band at Paramount..................... 101 Burn the Floor at Paramount............. 100 Dean Martin Tribute at Starved Rock... 100 ‘Hair’ at Paramount.......................... 100 Junior Theater: ‘Beauty IS a Beast’.... 101 ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ at Apollo Theater......................... 100 Murder Mystery Dinner Theater: ‘Death of a Doornail’.................. 101 Neil Diamond Tribute at Starved Rock... 100 Perform It Series Showcase: ‘Bye Bye Birdie’........................... 101 Perform It Series Showcase: ‘The Wizard of Oz’...................... 100 ‘Showboat’ at Lyric Opera................. 100 Spring Break Talent Show................. 100 Tom Jones Tribute at Starved Rock.... 101 Soccer Futsal I............................................... 25 Recreational Soccer Leagues .............. 25 Soccer Affiliates.................................. 25 Soccer Camp...................................... 75 Soccer II & III...................................... 25 Tiny Kickers......................................... 25 Special Events Afternoon Tea at the Greenhouse...8, 103 Blackberry Farm 5K Spring Gallop... 6, 16 Bunny Brunch................................. 5, 82 Clifford Valentine Party................... 4, 85 Community-wide Garage Sale........ 7, 64 Dad and Daughter Spring Wagon Ride. 6 Earth Day at Red Oak..................... 7, 55 Fitness Fun Fair for Kids........................ 5 Flower Power Planting Parties......... 7, 52 Fox Valley Players: Sonnets and Love Scenes by Shakespeare..... 5, 94 Gladiator Challenge........................ 4, 11 Junior Theater: ‘Beauty IS a Beast’.6, 101 MapleFest....................................... 7, 51 Mardi Gras Parade Party................. 5, 61 Mid-American Canoe & Kayak Race....8, 73 Murder Mystery Dinner Theater: ‘Death of a Doornail’................ 6, 94 Perform It Series Showcase: ‘Bye Bye Birdie’............................... 8 Perform It Series Showcase: ‘The Wizard of Oz’.......................... 6 Point, Click and Earn: Moonlighting on the Internet.... 5, 63 Sheep to Shawl.............................. 6, 61 Spring Break Talent Show............... 5, 99 Spring Spruce-up............................ 7, 68 Spring Voyage to Fun...................... 6, 60 Summer Stage Presents ‘Footloose’....8, 97 Super Couponing 2: Saving on Everything!............... 5, 64

Safety First Babysitting For Success....................... 65 Spring Break Camps Self-Defense for Women..................... 65 All About Spring................................. 67 Gymnastics Camp............................... 67 School Connections Little Flyaways Mini Gymnastics Camp.....67 Customized School Programs at Blackberry Farm.................................... 79 Spring Break Sportsters Camp............ 67 Eggs and Farm Animals Field Trip........ 79 Vacation Activity Camp – Spring........ 67 Elementary After-School Programs...... 80 Group Field Trips to Blackberry Farm... 79 History on Wheels............................... 80 Outdoor Education............................. 79 Parker’s Children Theater: The Three Little Pigs, A Musical...... 79 Spring Hayrides.................................. 79

Summer Camps All Sports Camp.................................. 74 Animal Olympics................................. 78 Animals on Stage............................... 78 Aquatic Adventures Camp.................. 71 Aquatic Investigations........................ 78 Baseball Camp................................... 74 Basketball Camp................................. 75 Science & Technology Intro to Robotics I............................... 63 Blackberry Farm Pioneer Camp........... 71 Razzle Dazzle Robotics....................... 63

Buggin’ Out........................................ 78 Co-Ed Lacross Camp........................... 74 CSI: Red Oak...................................... 71 Eola Adventure Camp......................... 71 Fit ‘n’ Fun Camp................................. 71 Flag Football Camp............................. 74 Girls Softball Camp............................. 74 Kindergarten Camp............................ 77 Melody Makers Voice Camp............... 78 Nature’s Neighbors............................. 78 Neighborhood Art............................... 70 Outdoor Explorers............................... 78 Parker’s Exploration Camp ................. 73 Performing Arts Camp........................ 71 Preschool Camp................................. 77 Skateboarding Rippers Camp............. 75 Soccer Camp...................................... 75 Spineless Wonders.............................. 77 Sports Festival Summer Camp............. 74 Sports of All Sorts............................... 71 Summer Camp at Blackberry Farm...... 78 Summer Fun & Games........................ 72 Summer Fun & Games Extension........ 72 Summer Playgrounds Program............ 70 Summer Volunteen Camp................... 77 Swimtastic Summer Camp.................. 72 Tennis Camp....................................... 75 The First Tee Par Level Golf Program... 76 The First Tee Pee Wee Golf Program.... 76 The First Tee Player Level Golf Program....76 Ultimate Destination Camps: All 7 Weeks................................... 70 Vacation Activity Camp....................... 72 Volleyball Camp.................................. 75 Tennis Ladies Northern Illinois Traveling Tennis League.............. 127 Outdoor Tennis Courts...................... 120 Private Tennis Instruction.................. 127 Tennis Camp....................................... 75 Tennis Lessons: Adult Beginner Indoors....28 Tennis Lessons: Adult Intermediate Indoors......................................... 28 Tennis Lessons: D1, D2, D3, High School Beginner, P1, P2, P3, QuickStart, Varsity Invite, Youth Beginner........................26-28 USTA Team Tennis............................... 28 Vaughan Performance Program.......... 28 Vaughan Tennis Center..................... 127 Tours & Visits Ameristar Casino, Indiana................. 103 Behind the Scenes Tours................... 104 Chicago Flower & Garden Show....... 103 Extended Trips.................................. 104 Four Winds Casino Tour, Michigan.... 103 Fun Fridays....................................... 102 Gardeners on the Go........................ 103 Jumer’s Casino at Rock Island........... 103 Macy’s Flower Show & City Escape Gardens...................................... 103 Prosek’s Greenhouse in Winfield....... 103 Retirement Tours.............................. 104 Riding the Rails in Freeport............... 102 Schaefer’s Greenhouse..................... 104 SciTech & Fermilab............................ 104 Spring Hike....................................... 102 West Aurora High School Culinary Tour....104 Volleyball Cyclones Volleyball............................. 29 Volleyball Camp.................................. 75 Volleyball Developmental Training....... 29 Volleyball Fundamentals..................... 29 Volleyball Private Lessons................... 29 Volleyball Skills & Drills....................... 29

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Live, Laugh and Learn with FVSRA

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SPECIAL EVENTS Spring 2012

February

March

April

May

Clifford Valentine Party Prisco Community Center Feb. 11

Super Couponing 2: Saving on Everything! Prisco Community Center March 7

Gladiator Challenge Vaughan Athletic Center Feb. 11

MapleFest Red Oak Nature Center March 17

Point, Click and Earn: Moonlighting on the Internet Prisco Community Center April 4

Spring Into Fashion Fashion Show and Luncheon Prisco Community Center May 4

Fox Valley Players: Sonnets and Love Scenes by Shakespeare Prisco Community Center Feb. 12

Spring Break Talent Show Prisco Community Center March 29

Perform It Series Showcase: ‘Wizard of Oz’ Prisco Community Center April 11

Junior Theater: ‘Beauty IS a Beast’ Prisco Community Center May 5 and 6

Fitness Fun Fair for Kids Vaughan Atheletic Center Feb. 18 Mardi Gras Parade Party Prisco Community Center Feb. 21

Blackberry Farm 5K Spring Gallop Blackberry Farm March 31 Bunny Brunch Prisco Community Center March 31

Dad and Daughter Spring Wagon Ride Blackberry Farm April 20 Earth Day at Red Oak Red Oak Nature Center April 21 Laura Ingalls Wilder Scout Day Blackberry Farm April 21

Flower Power Planting Parties Blackberry Farm, Phillips Park Family Aquatic Center, Splash Country Water Park May 12 Afternoon Tea at the Greenhouse Lincoln Park Greenhouse May 18

Spring Spruce-up Various locations April 21

Community-wide Garage Sale Prisco Community Center Parking Lot May 19

Spring Voyage to Fun Eola Community Center April 21

Sheep to Shawl Blackberry Farm May 19

Murder Myster Dinner Theater: ‘Death of a Doornail’ Prisco Community Center April 21 and 22

Fox Valley Park District Activity Guide Spring 2012  

Fox Valley Park District Activity Guide Spring 2012