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2012 Playbooks

A Letter From the Executive Director

The Peoria Park District publishes three seasonal brochures each year. The 2011 release and registration dates are as follows:

Fall 2011

Edition Winter/Spring Summer Fall/Winter

Feel Great! PARK-ticipate! A new season is beginning…and arriving with it is your new Fall Playbook packed with fun-filled activities for you and your family! Check out our big lineup of festivals and special events such as Oktoberfest at the RiverFront, Chinquapin at Camp Wokanda and Jinglin’ Jazz at Luthy Botanical Garden – to name just a few! Visit the Peoria Zoo where you can re-discover Africa!, check out the new Takin exhibit, or see all your friends throughout the expanded Zoo. Explore nature at Peoria Zoo, Luthy Botanical Garden, Forest Park Nature Center or Sommer Park. There are miles and miles of nature and hiking/biking trails… a full lineup of Community Recreation classes and programs… and every sport you can imagine- golf, softball, volleyball, track, tennis, and wiffleball. You can practice at the Golf Learning Center and Academy, swim at the RiverPlex, and ice skate at Owens Center all year long! Shape up at the RiverPlex…or enjoy the many classes and activities in the RiverPlex Recreation Arena.

Release Date January 7 April 14 August 25

Registration Opens January 9 April 16 August 27

Layout & Design...................Ashley Hays Printer........................ Stevens Publishing

Fees Fees are listed as follows: R Resident fee paid by those who live within Park District boundaries NR Non resident fee M Member fee paid by those who are members of a particular facility

A Big THANK YOU to Our Sponsors!

Your Peoria Park District is the winner of the 2010 National Gold Medal Award for excellence in park and recreation management, marking the fourth time the District has won this prestigious award. The Peoria Park District Board of Trustees and employees are committed to providing a full-service park and recreation agency that will enrich the quality of life in our community. As always, we appreciate your comments, suggestions and ideas.

If possible, please make every effort to frequent the businesses seen on the following pages. We appreciate their support, which helps to consistently bring you this brochure.

Advertise in the Playbook!

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2010 National Gold Medal Grand Award Winner

Get your message across to families, seniors, parents and teens while showing your support for recreation in the Peoria area. Your business can advertise in the Park District Playbook starting at around $100. To secure a spot in our next edition call Ashley at 681-2835.

Bonnie W. Noble Executive Director Peoria Park District

Park Board of Trustees • The president and six trustees are elected and serve on a volunteer basis for a term of four years. • Board Meetings are scheduled on the second & fourth Wednesdays of the month at 6:00 pm (unless otherwise noted) in the lower level of the Glen Oak Park Pavilion. (September 14, 28; October 12, 26; November 9, 16; December 7, 14) • Meetings are open to the public. For agenda information contact the Board Secretary at 681-2801. • Advisory Committees can be found on page 82.

Timothy J. Cassidy President

Robert L. Johnson, Sr. Vice President

Roger P. Allen Trustee

Kelly Cummings Trustee

James T. Hancock Trustee

Jacqueline J. Petty Trustee

Matthew P. Ryan Trustee


50 Rock---------------------------------------- 75 Acrobatics & Tumbling---------------- 42-43 Adults 50+-------------------------------- 72-75 Advisory Committees--------------------- 82 Amphitheatre Events------------------- 12 AquaPlex------------------------------ 66-68 Aquatics/Swimming------------------- 66-69 Art -------------------------------------------- 47 Auditions------------------------------------- 49 Baking----------------------------------------- 60 Baseball--------------------------------------- 52 Basketball (youth)-------------------------- 53 Beading Classes----------------------------- 58 Belly Dance----------------------------------- 44 Bicycling/Safety Town--------------------- 83 Birthday Parties------------------------- 80-81 Book Clubs-------------------------------48, 74 Cake Decorating---------------------------- 59 Calendar of Events--------------------4-7, 51 Calls/Letters from Santa------------------ 13 Camping-------------------------------------- 21 Camp (School’s Out)----------------------- 65 Camp Wokanda--------------------------- 21 Canoeing---------------------------------21, 75 Central Park Pool/Fitness Center---- 69 Ceramics-------------------------------------- 47 Cheerleading-------------------------------- 43 Chinquapin Festival------------------------ 21 Chrysanthemum Show ------------------- 19 Coaching Information--------------------- 53 Community Children’s Theatre---------- 49 Community Recreation Classes----- 57-62 Computer Classes----------------- 59, 73, 75 Craft Classes------------------------------ 58-59 Crochet/Knitting---------------------------- 58 Dance (youth & adult)----------------- 40-46 Dance (mature adults)-------------------- 72 Dodgeball------------------------------------ 54 Dog Parks------------------------------------- 83 Drama------------------------------------- 48-49 Exergaming---------------------------------- 63 Fencing Classes----------------------------- 60 Flag Football-----------------------------52, 54 Floor Hockey -------------------------------- 52 Forest Park Nature Center-------- 22-25 Franciscan Rec Complex----------- 38-39 Garage Sales--------------------------------- 38 Gateway Building-----------------------51, 84 Gift Cards------------------------------------- 82

Golf Lessons/Course Info---------- 26-28 Guitar Lessons------------------------------- 50 Halloween Events ----------------- 15, 35, 36 Health Classes------------------------------- 57 Heart of Illinois Special Recreation Association----- 37 Hockey---------------------------------------- 32 Home School Programs Home School Zoo Classes-------------- 16 Nature Classes for Kids------------------ 23 Ice Skating/Lessons-------------------- 29-30 Ice Show-------------------------------------- 31 Knitting/Crochet---------------------------- 58 Landscape Consultation------------------ 18 Loan A Pole Program---------------------- 83 Logan Recreation Center--------------- 36 Luthy Botanical Garden----------- 18-19 Magic Classes-------------------------------- 61 Map of Park District facilities-------------- 9 Marinas---------------------------------------- 83 Massage -------------------------------------- 57 Mature Adults 50+--------------------- 72-75 Motor Mites---------------------------------- 38 Music------------------------------------------- 50

Scholarships--------------------------------- 89 Self Defense---------------------------------- 72 Seniors 50+------------------------------- 72-75 Shelter Rentals (at parks)----------------- 85 Singing---------------------------------------- 50 Sommer Park------------------------------ 20 Special Events------------------------------- 13 Swimming/Aquatics-------------- 66-68, 69 Tai Ji-------------------------------------------- 57 Tennis/Courts/Lessons-------------------- 52 Trails---------------------------------------- 10-11 Vagabond Tours------------------------- 76-77 Visual Arts------------------------------------ 47 Vocal Instruction---------------------------- 50 Volleyball (leagues)------------------------ 65 Volleyball (open gym)--------------------- 38 Volunteerism---------------------------- 78-79 Wrestling-------------------------------------- 56 Yoga----------------------------------- 39, 46-47 Youth Outreach------------------------- 70-71 Yule Like Peoria----------------------------- 13 Zoo -------------------------------------- 14-17 Zoo Membership ----------------------------- 8

Northmoor Observatory------------------ 82 Online Registration-------------------------- 8 Owens Center------------------------ 29-32 Park Police------------------------------------ 82 Park Troupe Mirage------------------------ 47 Peoria Area Water Wizards--------------- 69 Peoria Pops Orchestra--------------------- 49 Peoria Wilds---------------------------------- 23 Peoria Zoo----------------------------- 14-17 Piano Classes----------------------- 62, 74-75 Pilates--------------------------------------46, 39 Pioneer Days--------------------------------- 20 Poinsettia Show ---------------------------- 19 Policies & Information--------------------- 89 Proctor Recreation Center-------- 33-35 Refund Policy-------------------------------- 89 Registration------------------------------ 88-89 Rentals------------------------------------- 84-85 Return to Hogwarts------------------------ 12 RiverFront Events------------------------ 51 RiverPlex------------------------------ 63-65 Running--------------------------------------- 56

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This is a BIG Catalog, and We Don’t Want You to Miss Anything– TOTS & preschoolers

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Acrobatic & Tumbling (3-5)-------------- 42 Broadway Bound (3-5)-------------------- 41 Explosion Cheer Team (4-16)------------ 43 Hockey/Beginner Clinic (3-6)------------ 32 Ice Skating Lessons: Skating Stars (3-6)------------------------ 30 Intro to Ballet (3-5)------------------------- 40 Jungle Jamboree (4-8) -------------------- 16 Little Pint Soccer (3-6)--------------------- 52 Parent & Tot Pre Dance (2-3)------------- 40 Motor Mites Gym (1-5)-------------------- 38 Pee Wee Floor Hockey (5-6)-------------- 52 Pee Wee Tennis -Indoor (4-6)------------ 52 Poms & Tumbling (3-5)-------------------- 43 Swim Lessons AquaPlex (6 mos.-7 yrs)------------- 67-68 Zig Zag Zoo (4-8)--------------------------- 16 Zoo Tots (2-4)-------------------------------- 16

Auditioning for Musical Theatre (8+)-- 48 Baking with the Boss (5-12)-------------- 60 Basketball for Youth (8-12)--------------- 53 Basketball Skills Camp (gr. 1-4)---------- 53 Bobbing for Pumpkins (6-12) ----------- 66 Ceramics Studio (7-14)-------------------- 47 Community Children’s Theatre auditions (8-18)--------------------------- 49 Dance Classes (3-16)---------------------4-43 Explosion Cheer/Dance Teams (4-16)- 43 Fine Artists (7-12)--------------------------- 47 Golf Family Lessons (7+)------------------ 26 Guitar (10+)---------------------------------- 50 Hockey for Youth (3+)--------------------- 32 Home School Classes: Forest Park (6-12)------------------------- 23 Zoo (ages 5-13)---------------------------- 16 Ice Skating Lessons: Super Skates (7+)------------------------- 30 Magic (9+)----------------------------------- 61 Marshmallow Peep Diorama (all)------- 20

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Musketeers Fencing (5-8)----------------- 60 PAWW Swim Team (5+)------------------- 69 Piano Theory (5-13)------------------------ 62 RiverPlex Holiday Camp (5-12)---------- 65 Swim Lessons AquaPlex (ages 7-15)-------------------- 68 Theatre Education for Children--------- 48 Tumbling for Youth/Proctor (gr. 2-7)--- 35 Vocal Music Technique (8+)-------------- 50 Wrestling (gr. 1-8)--------------------------- 56 XR Game Zone------------------------------ 63

YOUNG ADULT - ADULT After School Program (6-15) ------------ 34 Beading Classes (12+)--------------------- 58 Cake Decorating (12+)-------------------- 59 Ceramics Studio (15+)--------------------- 47 Crochet (9+)---------------------------------- 58 Dance (16+)------------------------------ 43-46 Fencing I (9+)-------------------------------- 60 Fine Artists (15+)---------------------------- 47


–So Here’s a List of Classes, Conveniently Organized by Age! Golf Family Lessons (7+) ----------------- 26 Ice Skating-Super Skates (7+) ---------- 30 Knitting (9+) -------------------------------- 58 Piano Theory (14+) ------------------------ 62 Tai Ji (ages 16+) ---------------------------- 57 Teams Course (13+) ----------------------- 20 Three ‘O’ Nine Center --------------------- 34 Volunteerism (14+) -------------------- 78-79 Weather Basics (12+) --------------------- 23 Yoga at Forest Park (16+) ---------------- 24

ADUlTS ONlY: 18+ Alexander Technique --------------------- 57 Basketball (Open Gyms) ----------------- 38 Book Club ----------------------------------- 48 Central Park Pool Fitness Center ------- 69 Coaching Information -------------------- 53 Dance Classes -------------------------- 43-46 Dodgeball League ------------------------- 54 Flag Football -------------------------------- 54 GED Classes at Proctor ------------------- 33 Golf Lessons/Clinics/Tourneys ----- 26-28 Hockey League ----------------------------- 32 Ice Skating Lessons/Adults ------------- 30 Jinglin’ Jazz (21 & up) --------------------- 19 Landscape Consultation ----------------- 18

Romantic Couples Massage ------------ 57 Staging Your Home ----------------------- 61 Swimming Lessons: Adult --------------- 66 Volleyball Leagues ------------------------ 65 Wedding/Party Rentals ------------------ 84 Zoo Brew & Wine Too (21+) ------------- 15

Adults: 50+ 50 Rock ..................................................................75 Fun & Fit Over 50 ...............................................72 Mature Readers Book Club ............................74 Mature Adults Programming ................. 72-75 Seasoned Stars on Stage ................................73

FAMIlY/SpecIAl eVeNTS

Fall Color Walks ----------------------------- 24 Fall Garden Walk --------------------------- 19 Family Holiday Skate---------------------- 31 Family Zoo Snooze ------------------------ 17 Hayrides & Hotdogs ----------------------- 20 Haunted House at Proctor -------------- 35 Holiday Carnival at Proctor-------------- 35 Holiday Celebration at Logan ---------- 36 Holiday Shop & Stroll --------------------- 25 Howl-Zoo-Ween --------------------------- 15 llinois River Sweep ------------------------ 24 I Spy Hike ------------------------------------ 24 Kwanzaa Display --------------------------- 19 Letters/Calls from Santa ----------------- 13 Nature Art Show & Sale ------------------ 25 Northmoor Observatory ----------------- 82 Old Time Folk & Country Jam ----------- 24 Peoria Pops Christmas Concert -------- 49 Pioneer Days at Sommer Park ---------- 20 Poinsettia Show ---------------------------- 19 Return to Hogwarts ----------------------- 12 RiverFront Activities ---------------------- 51 Skate with Santa --------------------------- 31 Sports Auction and Card Show -------- 55 Tree ID Walks -------------------------------- 24 Turkey Trot----------------------------------- 56 Vagabond Tours ------------------------ 76-77 Winter Wonder Walks --------------------- 25 Yule Like Peoria Walk-A-Bout ----------- 13 Zoo Run Run -------------------------------- 15

Animal Encounters ------------------------ 24 Birthday Parties ------------------------ 80-81 Breakfast with Santa ---------------------- 16 Calls/Letters from Santa ----------------- 13 Candlelight Walks ------------------------- 19 Chinquapin Festival ----------------------- 21 Chrysanthemum Show------------------- 19 Civil War Winter Quarters ---------------- 20 Community “Garage” Sale at FRC ------ 38 Concert Series at Forest Park ----------- 25 Christmas on the Ghost Front ---------- 20 Eagle Day ------------------------------------ 25

Breakfast with Santa - page 16 Calls/Letters from Santa - page 13 Christmas on the Ghost Front - page 20 Holiday Camp at RiverPlex - page 65 Holiday Carnival at Proctor - page 35 Holiday Shop & Stroll - page 25

Jinglin’ Jazz - page 19 Kwanzaa - page 19 Peoria Pops Christmas Concert - page 49 Poinsettia Show & Candlelight Walks - page 19 Skate with Santa/Holiday Skate - page 31 Holiday Celebration at Logan - page 36 2011 Fall/Winter Playbook

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19 Motor Mites, p. 38

26 Motor Mites, p. 38

18 I Spy Hike, p. 24 Oktoberfest, p. 51

25 Pioneer Days, p. 20 Old Time Folk & Country Jam, p. 24 Tree ID Walk, p. 24 Watch Greater Peoria Fall Classic, p. 27 Fine Art Fair, p. 51

28 Motor Mites, p. 38

21 Motor Mites, p. 38

14 Motor Mites, p. 38

12 Motor Mites, p. 38 LST Ship Docking, p. 51

11 Old Time Folk & Country Jam, p. 24 Tree ID Walk, p. 24 Watch Men’s Stroke Play, p. 27 LST Ship Docking, p. 51

13 Adult Book Club, p. 38

WEDNESDAY

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5 Labor Day Picnic, p. 51

MONDAY

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30 Zoobrew & Wine Too, p. 15 Motor Mites, p. 38

23 Chinquapin Festival, p. 21 Motor Mites, p. 38

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16 Motor Mites, p. 38 Oktoberfest, p. 51

9 Motor Mites, p. 38 LST Ship Docking, p. 51

2 Amphibian Conservation, p. 15 Blues Fest, p. 51

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THURSDAY

SEPTEMBER 2011 • Park District “Drop In” Special Events (no registration necessary)

24 Return to Hogwarts, p. 12 Zoo Run Run, p. 15 Peoria Wilds Workday, p. 23 Watch Greater Peoria Fall Classic, p. 27 A Night at the Casbah, p. 49 Fine Art Fair, p. 51

17 Basic Canoe Lessons, p. 21 Illinois River Sweep, p. 24 Oktoberfest, p. 51

10 Madden NFL ‘11 Tournament, p. 54 Peoria Zoo Pack the Place, p. 15 Open Fishing Day, p. 21 Peoria Wilds Workday, p. 23 Book Signing, p. 24 Applegate and Company, p. 25 Watch Men’s Stroke Play, p. 27 Charles Drew Blood Drive, p. 35 LST Ship Docking, p. 51

3 Nature Hike, p. 21 Peoria Wilds Workday, p. 23 Blues Fest, p. 51

SATURDAY


3 Motor Mites, p. 38

10 Motor Mites, p. 38

17 Motor Mites, p. 38

24 Motor Mites, p. 38

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9 Old Time Folk & Country Jam, p. 24 I Fall Color Walk, p. 24

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23 Old Time Folk & Country Jam, p. 24 Fall Color Walk, p. 24 Spooktacular Swim Meet, p. 69

30 Pioneer Days, p. 20

MONDAY

2 JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes, p. 12 Bill Staines, p. 25 Walk to End Alzheimer’s, p. 51

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19 Motor Mites, p. 38

12 Motor Mites, p. 38

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WEDNESDAY

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22 Peoria Wilds Workday, p. 23 Don Haynie and Sheryl Samuel, p. 25 Spooktacular Swim Meet, p. 69

29 Watch Alternate Shot 2-Player, p. 27

28 Creatures of the Night, p. 24 Motor Mites, p. 38

15 Howl-Zoo-Ween, p. 15 Attracting Birds to Backyard, p. 24 Watch Modified Stableford, p. 27

8 Peoria Wilds Workday, p. 23 Watch MONSTER Golf Tourney, p. 27

1 Peoria Wilds Workday, p. 23

SATURDAY

21 Motor Mites, p. 38 Spooktacular Swim Meet, p. 69

14 Howl-Zoo-Ween, p. 15 Chrysanthemum Show opens, p. 19 Motor Mites, p. 38

7 Fall Spectacular, p. 31 Motor Mites, p. 38

FRIDAY

en! Happy Hallowe

27 Hayrides & Hotdogs, p. 20 Logan’s Haunted House, p. 36

20 Hayrides & Hotdogs, p. 20 You’ve Been Boo’d Haunted House, p. 35

13 Hayrides & Hotdogs, p. 20

6 Hayrides & Hotdogs, p. 20

THURSDAY

OCTOBER 2011 • Park District “Drop In” Special Events (no registration necessary)


7 Motor Mites, p. 38

14 Motor Mites, p. 38

21 Motor Mites, p. 38

28 Motor Mites, p. 38

13 Old Time Folk & Country Jam, p. 24

20 Animal Encounters, p. 24 Turkey Trot, p. 56

27 Old Time Folk & Country Jam, p. 24

MONDAY

6 Animal Encounters, p. 24 Sports Auction & Card Show, p. 55

SUNDAY

29 Creepy Crawlies, p. 16

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30 Motor Mites, p. 38

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25 Yule Like Peoria, p. 13 Motor Mites, p. 38

18 Poinsettia Show opens, p. 19 Candlelight Walks begin, p. 19 Win It In A Minute, p. 35 Motor Mites, p. 38

11 Motor Mites, p. 38

4 Motor Mites, p. 38

FRIDAY

NOVEMBER 2011 • Park District “Drop In” Special Events (no registration necessary)

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19 Civil War Winter Quarters, p. 20 Nature Art Show Open House, p. 25

12 Photo Safari, p. 15 Peoria Wilds Workday, p. 23 Tom Kastle, p. 25

5 Peoria Wilds Workday, p. 23 Watch Turkey Shoot, p. 27 Flag Football Tournament, p. 54 IHSA State Cross Country Meet, p. 56

SATURDAY


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30 Motor Mites, p. 38

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21 Motor Mites, p. 38

28 Motor Mites, p. 38

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27 Kwanzaa Display opens, p. 19

19 Motor Mites, p. 38

26 Motor Mites, p. 38

18 Animal Encounters, p. 24 Family Holiday Skate, p. 32 My Son Pinocchio, p. 49

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17 Holiday Shop & Stroll, p. 25 Skate with Santa, p. 32 Family Holiday Skate, p. 32 My Son Pinocchio, p. 49 ELITE Holiday Choir Tour, p. 71 16 Holiday Shop & Stroll, p. 25 Motor Mites, p. 38 My Son Pinocchio, p. 49

15 Holiday Carnival, p. 35 My Son Pinocchio, p. 49 ELITE Holiday Choir Tour, p. 71

14 Motor Mites, p. 38

12 Motor Mites, p. 38

10 Peoria Wilds Workday, p. 23 Small Potatoes, p. 25

9 Holiday Shop & Stroll, p. 25 Motor Mites, p. 38 ELITE Holiday Choir Tour, p. 71

8 Holiday Celebration, p. 36

7 Motor Mites, p. 38

SATURDAY 3 Breakfast with Santa, p. 16 Christmas on Ghost Front, p. 20 Peoria Wilds Workday, p. 23

FRIDAY 2 Holiday Shop & Stroll, p. 25 Motor Mites, p. 38

THURSDAY 1 Jinglin’ Jazz, p. 19

WEDNESDAY

11 Calls from Santa, p. 13 Old Time Folk & Country Jam, p. 24

6 ELITE Holiday Choir Tour, p. 71

TUESDAY

5 Motor Mites, p. 38

MONDAY

4 Animal Encounters, p. 24

SUNDAY

DECEMBER 2011 • Park District “Drop In” Special Events (no registration necessary)

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SET UP YOUR ACCOUNT AND THEN REGISTER ONLINE! BEFORE you may register online for the first time, the Park District will need to MAIL YOU AN ONLINE HOUSEHOLD ACCOUNT NUMBER AND PIN after you provide some information. Here’s how it works: STEP 1 - EMAIL US: Send an email to registration@peoriaparks.org with the following information: • Full name of primary household contact • Names AND birthdates of ALL family members • Home Address (not a PO Box) • City, State, Zip • Email address you check regularly • Home Phone • Cell Phone

STEP 2 - WE’LL RESPOND: Because residents receive discounted rates, you may need to provide proof of residency. NOTE: If you’ve never participated in a Park District program, you will NEED to come in with a current utility OR tax bill to establish residency. STEP 3 - WE’LL MAIL YOU YOUR ACCOUNT NUMBER AND PIN within 5 business days and you’ll be ready to register online, 24/7!

Enjoy the new Africa! exhibit and the entire Peoria Zoo by becoming a member. You will receive unlimited FREE admission to the facility for one full year, plus other great benefits! A membership can pay for itself in just a few visits what are you waiting for?

Go to www.peoriazoo.org or call 309-681-3500 for category details:  Individual • $40  Joint • $60  Family • $80  Grandparent • $80  Family Plus • $100  Grandparent Plus • $100  Zoo Booster • $150  Zoo Benefactor • $300  Zoo Patron • $500  Pride of the Zoo • $1000 RETURN TO: Peoria Zoological Society 2520 N. Prospect Rd. Peoria, IL 61603-2193

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Adult #1______________________________ Adult #2______________________________ Address_____________________________________________________________________ City, State, ZIP________________________________________________________________ Home phone___________________________

Business phone_______________________

Email__________________________________ # children under 18 ________ Credit Card charge $__________

Check for $________ (payable to PZS)

Visa Mastercard Discover Card #________________________________ Expiration Date ______/______ Signature______________________________

 My employer will match this gift. Company_____________________


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The Peoria Park District has many opportunities for walking and hiking. The paths and trails in the Park District range from paved, level walkways to rough, steep hiking trails. There’s something for everyone! Below is an overview of trails and paths in the Park District. The Forest Park Nature Center’s trail system is featured on the next page. See more maps online at www.peoriaparks.org. Paved and Fairly Level Becker Park: 0.6 miles 3400 Woodhill Lane

Paved, but not so level

COMING SOON! Rock Island Pimiteoui Trail Central: 8.5 miles Pioneer Parkway to Riverfront

Northtrail Park: 0.25 miles 1621 W. Meadowview Drive Chartwell Park: 0.6 miles 2828 Willow Lake Road Franciscan Rec Complex: 0.5 miles 908 Sterling Avenue

Bradley Park Roads 1500 N. Park Road

Rock Island Pimiteoui Trail North: 2.5 miles Alta to Pioneer Parkway Rock Island Pimiteoui Trail Riverfront: 2 miles Bob Michel Bridge to Woodruff Field

hiking-gravel-accessible Illinois River Bluff Trail Oakbrook: 0.4 miles Access at 720 W. Brookforest Dr.

hiking-natural surface-easy

Illinois River Bluff Trail Deerbrook Plateau: 0.4 miles Access at 720 W. Brookforest Drive

Glen Oak Park Roads 2218 N. Prospect Sommer Park North: 1.25 miles 6600 N. Basket Oak Drive

Stadium Park: 0.45 miles 500 East Lake Avenue

Grand View Drive sidewalk: 1.75 miles Glen Avenue to Grand View Drive Park

Illinois River Bluff Trail Wokanda Purple: 0.65 miles 620 Boy Scout Road

Charter Oak Park: 0.6 miles 5802 Orange Prairie Road

Detweiller Park - Dry Run Trail: 0.6 miles 8327 N. Galena Road Detweiller Park - Ridge Top Trail: 0.5 miles 8327 N. Galena Road Forest Park Valley and Valley Loop: 1.75 miles 5809 Forest Park Drive

hiking-natural surface-medium

Illinois River Bluff Trail - Robinson Hill Prairie Loop: 0.35 miles Illinois River Bluff Trail Wokanda: 0.2 miles 620 Boy Scout Road

hiking-natural surface-difficult

Detweiller Park - No Name Trail: 0.25 miles 8327 N. Galena Road

Detweiller Pimiteoui: 3.2 miles 8327 N. Galena Road

Forest Park Bee Tree and Deer Run: 3 miles 5809 Forest Park Drive

Forest Park Pimiteoui: 1.25 miles 5809 Forest Park Drive

Visit our premier hiking facility at Forest Park Nature Center! FPNC has trails for all ages and skill levels, as well as educational offerings in the Nature Center itself! See the map on the next page for details.

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Forest Park Wakerobin: 2.75 miles 5809 Forest Park Drive Illinois River Bluff Trail - Wokanda to Robinson: 6 miles Trailhead at 620 Boy Scout Road


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Give your child the chance to personally convey his or her wish list to Santa Claus this season with a call from the jolly old man or one of his helpers. Registered children can expect their call between 1 and 3 pm. Flyers with details will be sent home with District 150 grade school children and will be available at Park District facilities.

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2218 N. Prospect (in Glen Oak Park) • 686-3365 • www.peoriazoo.org

Visit the Zoo Regularly? Become a Member and get FREE admission! See pg. 8! Looking for a new spot for your business meetings or Christmas party? The Peoria Zoo is the place. With a choice of the Zambezi River Lodge for large groups and the Treetops Classroom for smaller groups, we have got meeting space for you. See pg. 84!

AT A GLANCE Exciting adventures await you at the Peoria Zoo. Experience the awe of over 100 amazing species of animals from around the world. Get connected with everything from armadillos to zebras, geckos to rhinoceros. The newly renovated Takin exhibit, will give you an up close view of an animal rarely seen in zoos. At the Peoria Zoo you can pet a llama, come-face-to-face with an African lion and be one of the very few to ever see a giant mole rat above ground! “GET INTO IT” and visit the Peoria Zoo. Director Yvonne Strode: ystrode@peoriaparks.org Hours Daily Last Admission

10:00 am-5:00 pm 4:30 pm

Admission Fees Adults 13+ Children 3-12 years Senior Citizens

$8.50 $4.75 $7.50

Safari gift shop Check out The Safari Gift Shop at The Peoria Zoo. We have a variety of new merchandise arriving every week, including t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, puzzles, stuffed animals, educational materials and much more. Makes great Christmas gifts! Birthday Parties See pg. 80-81 Rent the Zoo See pg. 84 Perfect for weddings and meetings! Can’t get enough of the zoo? Become our friend on Facebook! Go to peoriazoo.org for a quick link!

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ZooMobiles Bring the zoo to you, with just a phone call our animal ambassadors can visit your school, church or birthday party. Using up-close animal encounters, biofacts, and activities we bring the outside world inside to you. Choose from a variety of programs, designed for all age groups to help fulfill State Standards. Costs start at $100.00 and are adjusted for travel outside of Peoria and number of participants. For more information or to check available dates, please call 681-3513.

Classes and Tours at the Peoria Zoo Whether a school group, church group or a group from work, we have programs to make your visit to the Zoo more enjoyable. Don’t forget teachers, all programs meet State Standards! Please call 681-3513 for questions or to make reservations.

Ed-Zoo-Cational Adventure

Guided Tour

These 30 minute programs enhance any visit to the Zoo. With many topics to choose from, you can give your group a chance to meet some animals up close! Cost: $2 (plus Zoo admission)

Includes a 45-minute class, as well as a personal guide through the Zoo. This program lasts approximately 2 hours. Cost: $7/child and $10/adult-includes Zoo admission (special prices for school groups)

Teachers! If you haven’t already gotten your new Zoo poster, call us at 681-3513! Sponsor of the Free Zoomobile Assembly program. Check your school to see if you’re participating!

Weddings at the Peoria Zoo

No matter what the season, an event at The Zambezi River Lodge inside the Peoria Zoo is one you will remember! Our new banquet hall can hold up to 200 guests and looks out over the lush green vegetation of Africa!. Rhinos, giraffes, zebras, lions, mandrills and other wildlife native to the African plains will graze peacefully while your guests enjoy themselves. The Lodge is surrounded by a smaller, open-air pavilion and courtyard. By combining all of the areas, we can easily accommodate more than 1,000 guests. The Lodge and Village make a beautiful location for weddings and receptions. They also provide a complementary reception site for many outdoor weddings held at the Luthy Botanical Garden next door. Call 681-3519 to arrange your tour today!


Amphibian Conservation

Friday, September 2

Did you know that 1/3 to 1/2 of the amphibian species are threatened with extinction? Join us in the lodge as Heidi K. Smith, PhD candidate at Columbia University, shares with us why amphibians are in crisis and conservation efforts being made to save them! Call 681-3513 for more information. Event begins at 5:30 pm. Free (donations welcome)

Pack the Place

Saturday, September 10

The Peoria Zoo in conjunction with the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce is offering community members a way to show their support. Tickets are $10 each and include Zoo admission, a t-shirt and a sack lunch. To order tickets, call Yvonne at 681-6509.

Friday, 10/14 and Saturday, 10/15 • 5:30-8:30 pm Cost: $3/member, $5/non-member Calling all ghosts & ghouls! Join us for our annual Howl-Zoo-Ween event. With a Trick-or-Treat Trail through Africa!, magic shows, a costume contest at 7:00 each night and so much more, come out and enjoy this family friendly event. Watch for the coloring contest sponsored by the Journal Star in September, turn in your entries and see them displayed at the Zoo that weekend! This fun-filled event is sponsored by:

Zoo Run Run

Saturday, September 24

Join the stampede in support of the Zoo! All participants will receive free admission to the Zoo following the race. Early Bird registrants will be guaranteed a t-shirt. Prizes will be awarded to the top three in each race category. Packet pick-up will be Friday, 9/23 from 4:00-6:00 pm in front of the Zoo. Entry forms will be available at the Zoo and Peoria Park District facilities. For details call 681-3500. 8:00 am Fee: Early Bird After 9/12

5K (3.1 miles) M/NM M/NM

Grand Prix Race $20/$25 $25/$30

8:45 am Fee: Early Bird After 9/12

¼ Mile Youth Run M/NM $10/$12 M/NM $12/$15

Saturday, November 12

Calling all shutter bugs! The Peoria Zoo is excited to offer the 2nd annual Photo Safari photography contest. All entries will be on display during our Animal Art Show on Nov. 12 and winners will be displayed through the rest of the year. Check our website peoriazoo.org or call 681-3513 for the full contest details. We’ll also display art created by our animals that you can purchase. Makes the perfect gift for that hard to buy for person!

Friday, 9/30 • 5:30-7:30 pm ��� Ages 21+ This wildly popular event is returning to the Zoo this fall. Guests sample a wide variety of beers and wines during this fun fall evening. Unlimited drink tastings, appetizers from local restaurants, tours of the Africa! exhibit, live music, and special desserts make this an unforgettable event. For tickets or more information, please call 681-3500. Tickets: Early Bird - $45 After 9/23 - $55 Interested in learning about animals and sharing that knowledge with others? Pick up a volunteer application at Glen Oak Pavilion & learn what you can do at the Zoo! 2011 Fall/Winter Playbook

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Creepy Crawlies

Saturday, 10/29 • 9:30-11:30 am Cost: $5/member, $10/non-member From spiders to snakes, meet some of the animals that make you go eewww. Learn about these amazing creatures and why they actually are important to the world around us. Min/Max: 10/20. Register by calling 681-3513.

Breakfast with Santa (aka Critter Christmas)

Saturday, 12/3 • 9-11 am • Cost: $5/member, $10/non-member Enjoy Christmas Zoo style! Enjoy a light breakfast and crafts with Santa in our lodge from 9:00-11:00, and then head out into the Zoo. Starting at 10:00, our animals will get gifts here at the Zoo. Everyone from meerkats to lions to tigers will receive special treats throughout the day. Special thanks to the Ol Dairy Barn Christmas Tree Farms in Trivoli for the Christmas trees. Purchase tickets in Zig Zag Zoo!* advance at the gift shop or call 681-3513 to reserve your spot Get up and move with the Zoo! From animal yoga to relay races to animal encounters, learn how to interact with the world around you. Each month is a new topic, Zoo Tots* so come out for the whole series! Ages: 4-8; Parents are Introduce your child to the world of animals! Through up-close animal welcome but not required encounters, crafts, and stories, you and your child can explore the amazing Min/Max: 5/15 Fee-M/NM: $5/$10 world of animals. Ages: 2-4 (parents must attend) Date Time Subject Min/Max: 5/15 Fee-M/NM: $5/$10 Date

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Sa: 9/10 or Th: 9/15

10-10:50 am

It All Makes Sense: Sight, Smells and Hearing...How animals use these senses

Sa: 11/12 or Th: 11/17 10-10:50 am

Hide and Seek: What is camouflage and how do animals use it?

Sa: 12/10 or Th: 12/15 10-10:50 am

All in the Family: You think your family is weird...

Home Educators Classes*

Home Educators Classes- Science has never been more exciting, with upclose animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Classes will usually be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) and will run simultaneously. Parents are welcome but not required. Ages: 5-13 Min/Max: 10/20 Fee-M/NM: $5/$9 Date

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W: 9/14

10-11:30 am

Migration Moves: Some animals travel great distance (without a GPS!)

W: 11/9

10-11:30 am

Animal Transformers: From frogs to butterflies, discover the amazing world of metamorphosis

W: 12/14

10-11:30 am

DEFENSE!: From claws to teeth to tongues, animals defend themselves in amazing ways

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Sa: 9/17

10-10:50 am

Fast or Slow

Sa: 10/22

10-10:50 am

Over or Under

Sa: 11/19

10-10:50 am

Land or Water

Jungle Jamboree*

Join us the first Saturday of the month for our new class series and sing along with your animal friends at the Zoo! Kids will explore a musical world as they encounter new animals and new topics each month and learn to get down with everything from opossums to giraffes. Ages: 4-8 (Parents are welcome but not required) Min/Max: 5/25 Fee-M/NM: $5/$10 Date

Time

Subject

Sa: 10/1

10-10:50 am

Shake, Slither and Roll

Sa: 11/5

10-10:50 am

Tropical Tunes


Zoo Snoozes

Ever had a giraffe peeking in your bedroom window? You can now when you spend the night at the Zoo! Get a chance to sleep in Africa!, enjoy nocturnal tours, a chance to meet animals and find out what the Zoo is like at night. Your adventure begins at 7:00pm and ends the next morning at 9:00am. Snack and breakfast provided as well as admission into the Zoo the next day! Must be 5 and older to participate with one chaperone required for every 5 children. Cost is $30/person with a minimum of 20 participants. Offered throughout the summer and fall, register your group by calling (309)686-3365 ext 3513.

Zoo Snooze - “New Year’s Eve Edition”

Join us for a special Zoo Snooze just for kids! We’ll do special Zoo tours. Drop your kids off at 6:00pm and pick them up at 8:30am the next morning. Pizza dinner and a light breakfast provided. Must be 6 or older to participate. Fee-M/NM: $50/$60. Min/Max: 15/30

Behind the Scenes Tours

How much do rhinos eat in a day? Where do giraffes sleep? All this and more will be answered during our behind the scenes tours. This hour long tour will take you into areas the public doesn’t normally get to see, you can learn more about the animals and how we care for them. Register by calling 681-3513. Offered September 24 , October 29 at 9:00 am. Cost is $20/person (includes Zoo admission). Recommended for age 7+.

Looking for a Christmas gift for the person who has it all? Why don’t you adopt an animal? From meerkats to lions to tarantulas, there is an animal for everyone at every price and all the money goes to the care for the animals at the Zoo. Prices start at $50 and include: Certificate of adoption • Fact sheets on your animal Zoo Tales Newsletter • Name on our adopt board Deluxe Package also includes: An animal gift • A personal introduction to your animal for up to 10 people You can adopt an animal by: Visiting the Peoria Zoo Calling (309) 681-3500 Visiting www.peoriazoo.org & clicking on “donate”

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2218 N. Prospect (corner of Prospect & Gift) • 686-3362 AT A GLANCE The Garden encompasses five acres of landscaped displays and theme gardens that give you ideas for your own gardening endeavors. We also offer a place to escape the rush of everyday life and enjoy a relaxing time in one of Peoria’s most beautiful sites. Make sure you visit the redesigned Rose Garden and venture off the sidewalk to see hidden treasures at the far corners of the Garden. Then enjoy the vibrant collection of tropical plants, orchids and succulents inside the Conservatory. MANAGER Bob Streitmatter: bstreitmatter@peoriaparks.org HOURS Tuesday-Saturday Sunday Monday

Do your wedding dreams include a beautiful garden backdrop for your ceremony or reception? Reserve your site for a wedding ceremony everyone will enjoy! Call 686-3362 for details or stop by the Garden Shop weekdays for more information.

Horticultural Presentations and Tours

10 am-5 pm 12-5 pm closed

GARDEN ADMISSION Garden Members & Children under 12 Adults 13 & over

Garden Services Wedding Rentals

FREE $2.00

THE GARDEN SHOP The garden shop is the place for gifts, seasonal décor, jewelry, and, as you would expect, some really cool houseplants. For the garden & the gardener, we have garden tools, Muck Garden Shoes, wind chimes and unique pots. Garden Members receive 10% off Gift Shop purchases, so ask about signing up! RENT THE GARDEN - see page 84 Enjoy a soiree outdoors - rent the Garden or Conservatory! Got a little time on your hands? Come volunteer at the Garden and learn new skills, meet great people, help beautify the grounds and have fun at the same time. Volunteers are needed year-round and gardening experience is not necessary. We also have opportunities with education, special event planning and grant writing. Call the Volunteer Coordinator, at 681-2822 for more information.

Our Horticulturists are available to present a wide variety of plant/garden-related presentations and demonstrations to your community group or garden club. We would also love to show you around the Garden and let you get to know it personally with a private tour. Prices start as low as $40 on-site; call 686-3362 for more information.

Garden Classes & Educational Programs We have garden classes open to the public in this section and education classes that you can schedule for your school group, day care class, scout troop, or more. Educators! Have you heard about Luthy School Programs? We have some exciting educational opportunities for your classroom. We can work with you to meet your specific needs or interests. All of our programs may be presented here at the Garden or in your classroom. Also, all of these programs meet Illinois State Standards for Education. Call 681-3502 for details, scheduling, and prices.

Commemorative Rose Bush Remember a birthday, anniversary, special occasion or a loved one with a living memorial. For $30, you can honor a special person or event with a rose bush planted in our All-America Rose Selection Garden. You will receive a certificate telling the type, color, and location of your rose bush. Over the years it will serve as a blooming reminder of your loved one or special day.

Are your friends and neighbors envious of your garden – or are your “ornamentals” flowering weeds? Let the Horticultural consultants at Luthy Botanical Garden visit your home or office for expert advice on problem areas. You’ll gain insight into your own landscape design and learn the proper techniques for fertilizing, pruning and controlling pests. For just $40/hour ($50/hour for non-residents), you’ll get the chance to discover how beautiful your garden can be.

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Chrysanthemum Show - “The Great Pumpkin” October 14 - November 6 Bring the kids to enjoy a spectacular showing of fall color and maybe even spot the Great Pumpkin! Packed with hundreds of mums, this event makes a great escape from the fall chill in the air and offers a peaceful respite before the holiday season begins. The Gift Shop will have selected merchandise marked down.

Holiday Poinsettia Show November 18 - December 31 The holiday season would not be complete without a visit to our Conservatory, where our tropical collection blends with hundreds of poinsettias to create a wonderland unmatched in Peoria! Visit us to pick out a special gift, get into the holiday spirit or enjoy the festive feeling in the air. Conservatory admission will be waived during the holidays, although donations will be accepted.

Candlelight Walks Fridays and Saturdays, 11/18-12/29 • 7-9 pm Continue a holiday tradition or start a new one. Visit our Poinsettia Show at night, under the warm glow of hundreds of candles, while enjoying live performances of holiday music. As our gift to you, Conservatory admission will be waived during the holidays, although we always accept donations.

The Last Garden Walk of Summer by Bob Streitmatter

Jinglin’ Jazz Thursday, December 1 • 6:30-9 pm Cool jazz tunes complete the festive holiday setting of our Conservatory as you sit back and enjoy the Poinsettia Show. We serve a selection of delicious hors d’oeuvres and specialty wines. Bid on our unique silent auction items to fill those hard-to-shop-for holes in your shopping list while you’re here, too! Reserve your tickets early because this event sells out fast! 21 and over only, please. Price includes hors d’oeuvres. Cash bar. Call 681-3506 for details or to purchase tickets over the phone. Admission: $20 in advance for Garden Members and $25 in advance for non-members.

Kwanzaa Display December 27-31 • Regular Conservatory hours Come learn the significance of Mishumaa Saba and Zawadi at Luthy Botanical Garden’s Kwanzaa display. Learn about this wonderful cultural holiday and see our display of African plants. Conservatory admission will be waived during the holidays, although we always accept donations.

Composting for Home Use by Mary Ann Mahoney

Sunday, 9/4 • 1-2 pm • All ages • Standard admission You can enjoy the garden in all its beauty and maybe even get some ideas for your own garden. No need to register; just come to the garden shop and we will start our tour from there.

Saturday, 9/24 • 10 am-12 pm • Fee-R/NR/M: $9/$10/$8 Come join Master Composter Mary Beth Mahoney and discover how to reduce the amount of waste your family sets on the curb each week! Register by Friday, 9/16 by calling 681-3506. Ages 16+

Fall Harvest Class by Valerie Wolfe

Celebrate the Harvest: Fun Roods for Fall

Saturday, 9/10 • 9:30-11:30 am • age 16+ • Min-Max: 4-20 R/NR/M Fee- $10/$12/$8 • Location: Sommer Park A general introduction to preserving your harvested fruits and veggies, we will cover canning, freezing, dehydrating and more. Call 681-3506 to register by 9/9.

Tree ID Walk Sundays 9/18 & 9/25 • 1-2 pm • age 8+ • $2 We will help you with fall tree identification. While walking through Luthy Botanical Garden and Glen Oak Park, leaf collecting will be permitted under the supervision of staff. Please bring/recycle an old magazine to press your leaves. No need to register; just come to the garden shop and we will start our tour from there.

Thursday, 9/29 • 5-6 pm • Min-Max: 10-25 R/NR/M-Fee: $6/$7/$5 • Register by 9/26 Autumn is just around the corner, bringing different colors, cooler temperatures, and the annual harvest.This one hour presentation with Lisa Braley, OSF Dietetic Intern, will offer a new spin on traditional autumn produce and feature healthy, flavorful dishes.

Fall Garden Walk Sunday, 10/23 • 1-2 pm • All ages • Standard admission Celebrate the season of autumn with a tour of the Garden and a special focus on the Fall Border and many of the beautiful trees in the garden. No need to register; just come to the garden shop and we will start our tour from there.

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6329 Koerner Road, Edwards • 691-8423 Hayrides and Hotdogs

Thursdays in October • 5-7 pm • $6/ages 11+ • $4/ages 3-10 • $25 max/family Come on out and have an old-fashioned good time. For a small fee you get so much: hot dogs for roasting, chips, carrots, our famous baked beans, marshmallows, and drinks. Hayrack ride, mid 1800’s Autumn Play Party activities (sack races, fortune telling) and musical entertainment are included and children and adults costumes are strongly encouraged.

AT A GLANCE Sommer Park is a dual facility with a 30-acre neighborhood park and a 290-acre use-by-reservation park. Sommer Park offers private picnics and outings for small or large groups, environmental education programs and weddings. MANAGER Tom Miller: tmiller@peoriaparks.org Birthday parties See pg. 80-81

Civil War Winter Quarters

Saturday, 11/19 • 10 am-5 pm • $5/vehicle History comes to life at Sommer Park! Living Historians in authentic uniforms will use period tools and construction methods to build handmade wooden shelters to protect themselves from the approaching winter weather. Activities will also include mail call, drill and ceremonies, and daily camp life.

Rent-a-Shelter See pg. 85 for details weddings & CIVIL CEREMONIES Sommer Park is the ideal place for your special day. Have your ceremony in the rustic chapel, which holds 75 people, or at one of the shelters. Call today for an appointment for a tour and to view our wedding book.

Christmas on the Ghost Front

Fall Marshmallow Peep Diorama Contest

Saturday, 12/3 • 10 am-4 pm • $5/vehicle Come join World War II veterans, historians and re-enactors as the days leading up to the Battle of the Bulge are recreated at the Pioneer Homestead. Demonstrations will include soldier life, military vehicles, POW interrogation, and a first aid station.

for classrooms and individuals!

Marshmallow Peeps aren’t just for Easter! Use the pumpkin, ghost, and cat Peeps to make a diorama of a famous occurrence or autumn/Halloween scene. It can be a historic or current event, or even a scene from a scary movie. All characters in the diorama must be played by Halloween Peeps. You may make a diorama as a family, as an individual or have a classroom make one as a group! Dioramas will be on display at Hayrides and Hotdogs every Thursday in October. Park guests will judge the entries and winners and prizes will be announced on Thursday, October 27. Contact Sommer Park for entry forms or visit the Sommer Park page at www.peoriaparks.org. Entry forms and dioramas due by Monday, October 3 at Sommer Park.

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Program Coordinators & Activity Directors We can arrange a special program for your clients. Consider hikes on our scenic trails, canoeing, and fishing. We can also offer pioneer history or genealogy at our homestead, cemetery, or one-room schoolhouse, along with a campfire or hayrack ride. Educational Programs for Students & Scouts Sommer Park offers many historical and environmental interpretive programs. All classes emphasize a hands-on approach to learning. The park is ideal for outdoor learning opportunities for Adventure Outdoor canoe or fishing (with a cookout) or event a 1850’s Illinois Pioneer Homestead Program. Let us help your Boy or Girl Scouts earn those fun and exciting conservation or environmental badges.


620 Boy Scout Road, Chillicothe • 579-2157 AT A GLANCE Camp Wokanda is a 276 acre woodland setting that includes a lake, trails, dining hall, cabins, program buildings and tent camping. Wokanda is reserved for rental groups and program participants. Just 20 minutes from downtown Peoria, Wokanda offers a variety of naturalist tours, environmental education and rental options for groups interested in secluded gatherings in a natural setting. camp wokanda MANAGER Jacob Mol: jmol@peoriaparks.org

Programs at Camp Wokanda Nature Hike - Just Drop In!

Open Fishing Day - Just Drop In!

Basic Canoeing Lessons

Sa: 9/3 • 9 am Experience the beauty of Camp Wokanda on a guided hike. Discover the trails while learning about trees, flowers and birds of the area. Donations requested.

Sa: 9/10 • 9 am-noon Enjoy the well-stocked waters of Lake Davis. Fish from the shore for free or rent a canoe for $5. Poles can be rented for $1. This program is Catch and Release only.

Sa: 9/17 • 9 am • $10 Instructors will help you improve your knowledge and appreciation for canoeing. Includes: canoes, paddles and life jackets. Pre-registration required.

Camping Accommodations

Event Rentals

Ridge Cabins (capacity: 20/cabin)

Dining Hall (capacity: 250)

Old-time logging camp style buildings with wood floors, bunkbeds, electricity, wood stoves, outdoor fire-ring and outhouses. Rentals include access to Wokanda’s restroom and shower facility. $60/night; $115/weekend

Over 4,000 sq. ft. facility for large groups. Tables, chairs, benches, restrooms and kitchen use are included with basic rental. Available: Spring, Summer & Fall $350/day (8 am-11 pm) Additional fees may apply.

Valley Cabins (capacity: 12/cabin)

O.A. Lodge (capacity: 75)

Four cabins in our main valley that are similar to our Ridge Cabins, but with concrete floors. Rentals include access to Wokanda’s restroom and shower facility. $40/night; $75/weekend

A quaint older building with high wood walls and ceilings and two wood stoves. Kitchen use, restrooms, tables and chairs are included in the basic rental. Audiovisual equipment is available. Available: Year-round $160/day (24 hours)

Group Tent Sites (capacity: 10/site) Tent sites are located throughout the camp to accommodate groups of various sizes. They are available with hand washing facilities and privies. Other single tent sites available upon request. $40/weekend

Adirondacks (capacity: 4/unit) Three lean-tos in a remote part of camp. $25/weekend/unit

Block Rental Fees Call us about renting the entire camp for an exclusive experience!

Other Rental Fees Firewood Firewood is available with cabin rentals for $15 for a half bin or $30 for a full bin. Downed and dead wood can be used by registered campers free of charge.

Canoes Five canoes are available by reservation as staffing permits. Canoe rental includes paddles & personal floatation devices. $5/hr per canoe with a 2 hour minimum.

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5809 N. Forest Park Drive, Peoria Heights • 686-3360 AT A GLANCE This rugged 540-acre park is designated as an Illinois State Nature Preserve. The Nature Center’s seven miles of hiking trails traverse bluffed forestland and open woodland interspersed with hill prairie openings that contain uncommon prairie plant species such as bottlebrush grass, pussytoes and golden alexander. Chipmunks, squirrels and white-tailed deer are common inhabitants. Over 100 woodland bird species commonly use the park as migrants, winter visitors or year-round residents. The Nature Center’s bird feeding station is always busy with black-capped chickadees, tufted titmice, white-breasted nuthatches and downy woodpeckers, as well as warblers, vireos and other neotropical species, particularly during migration times.

personal care products; and Fair Trade and organic items. All purchases support the Nature Center and help maintain the Forest Park Nature Preserve.

Find Out More Forest Park publishes a bimonthly newsletter, Tracks and Trails, with a complete listing of public programs, special events, classes, membership opportunities and new arrivals at the Trailhead Nature Store. This newsletter is sent to members of Forest Park or you may pick up a complimentary Tracks and Trails while visiting the Nature Center.

Trailhead Nature Store Our nature store is stocked with a wide variety of eco-friendly and nature-related products and is an exceptional resource for the environmentally-conscious consumer. The Trailhead offers a full line of premium birdseed, houses and feeders; organic cotton and hemp clothing; nature books and field guides; non-toxic cleaning and

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This multi-disciplinary prairie curriculum for students in grades K-5 encourages teachers to use hands-on materials to teach science, math, English and art. Before beginning, teachers must attend workshops which are presented periodically throughout central Illinois.

This group holds public meetings on the first Thursday of every month at Forest Park Nature Center at 7:00 pm. Come and share or learn about the fascinating world of amphibians and reptiles. Contact CIHS at 309-682-6208 for more information.

birthdays at the nature center see pg. 80-81

Help support Forest Park Nature Center by joining our C.O.R.E. group. C.O.R.E. stands for Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Enthusiasts. Memberships start at $15 and include: • 1 year subscription to Tracks and Trails • 10% discount at Trailhead Nature Store • Reduced fees for classes & concerts • Membership privileges at over 130 nature centers in North America

The Prairie School Project

Central Illinois Herpetological Society (CIHS)

Rent the nature center see pg. 84

Forest Park Memberships

Our environmental education staff is available to lead your classroom, scout troop, or other organization on a trip through the forests and prairies of Forest Park. These tours last up to 1.5 hours and start at $50 for up to 30 people.

Groups that Meet at FPNC

MANAGER JD Russell jdrussell@peoriaparks.org

Hours Mon-Sat 9 am-5 pm Sunday 1-5 pm Wheelchair accessible trails are open year-round from dawn to dusk.

Field Trips and Tours

Heart of Illinois Sierra Club

Presentations Naturalists are available to speak to your group on a range of subjects, including bird life of central Illinois, ecology of the Illinois River Bluffs, native wildflowers and trees, local outdoor recreational areas, Non-Toxic Alternatives for Body & Home and more! Call for details or to book a presentation.

Educational Programs Mini-Naturalists This program is geared towards encouraging natural curiosity in preschoolers, ages 3-5. This 1.5 hour program takes place at Detweiller Park April, May, September and October. The cost is $2.50/student with a $40 minimum.

Traveling Naturalist Traveling Naturalists are available to present 45-minute programs to your classroom, garden club, scout group or other civic organization. Fees begin at $55.

The local chapter of the Sierra Club holds public meetings at Forest Park on the third Wednesday of each month from September through May at 7:00 pm. These usually have a guest speaker followed by discussion. For further information contact David Pittman at dvdpttmn@aol.com or by phone at 309676-5237.

Peoria Audubon Society Peoria Audubon holds public meetings and presentations in the Nature Center on the second Wednesday of each month from September through May at 7:00 pm. Contact: www.peoriaaudubon.org Peoria Academy of Science Geology Section Public meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 pm. Contact Jim Travis at 645-3609 or Dave Fitch at 838-2714


Classes at Forest Park Nature Center Pre-Registration Required Home School Nature Classes for Kids

Night at the Nature Center

This series of programs is for children who want to learn about Illinois’ natural world. These sessions will vary in topic and structure and children will participate in hands-on activities aimed at increasing their knowledge and interest in each topic. A list of topics follows. Dress appropriately for outside field trips. Age: 6-12 Time: 10-11:30 am Fee: $6/class/child (max. $18/family) Parents should attend at no fee.

Join us for a family overnight event! We will go on a night hike, make s’mores and play games all night long. Bring your PJs, a sleeping bag and a flashlight! Parents or gaurdians must stay overnight. One adult NTEER chaperone required for each group of up to VOLUNNTS! five children. Age: 5-12 EVE . 79 See pg Fee: $7/person (max. $35/family)

Code

Date

Subject

48928

Th: 9/8

Lake Mini-Monsters (Camp Wokanda Pond Study)

48930

Th: 10/6

Soil Safari

48931

Th: 11/3

Down with Decomposition

48932

Th: 12/1

Sorting out the Solar System

Code

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End

48933

F: 10/7; 7 pm

Sa: 10/8; 7 am

Tree Embroidery Enjoy the beauty of fall while making a nature themed embroidery sampler. Go on a naturalist guided hike to learn about trees, collect leaves and then learn an embroidery technique. Perfect for beginning to advanced sewers. Age: 13+ Fee: $5 ($4 CORE) Code

Date

Time

48934

Sa: 10/29

10-11:30 am

Illinois Central College Adult Community Programs These non-credit programs are offered by ICC but meet at Forest Park Nature Center in order to provide adults with opportunities to learn new skills, investigate interesting topics, and visit unique places. Unless otherwise stated, all programs are designed for adults 18 and over. $12/person. Pre-registration is required through ICC by calling (309) 999-4545. A confirmation letter, campus map, and supply list (if needed) will be mailed prior to your workshop.

Weather Basics by Dean Johnston Sa: 9/10 • 10-11:30 am Illinois weather can be subtle or sublime, but it is always interesting. This workshop will cover the basic ingredients of weather, how weather is measured and how it is forecast. In addition, the class will include some information on global climate change. Information on how to get started in amateur meteorology, both as a hobby and as a public service, will also be included. Max. participants: 15-20 Beginning Birdwatching by Susie Grana Sa: 10/1 • 10-11:30 am Learn about common birds in Illinois, some birdwatching techniques, and gain some experience on a guided bird walk in our woods. Learn how to use field guides and binoculars (bring your own or you may borrow some from the Nature Center). Max. participants: 15

Advanced Birdwatching by Susie Grana Sa: 10/1 • 1-2:30 pm For those who already enjoy watching birds either at home or in the wild, learn more advanced ways to identify Illinois bird species, including unusual birds and migrants. We will practice using sight and sound cues to figure out ‘who’s who!’ Binoculars will be available for use during this workshop. Max. participants 15 Non-Toxic Alternatives for Body & Home by Christina Kiefer Sa: 10/22 • 10-11:30 am Join us at the Nature Center as we discuss some traditional products and then explore more environmentally-friendly and peoplefriendly alternatives. Suggestions for alternative cleaning and personal care products (including easy-to-make home remedies) will be given throughout this program. Max. participants 15-20

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Forest Park Nature Center Drop-In Walks & programs at Forest park Nature Center Unless otherwise indicated, donations are requested. CORE Members often receive a discount on fees. Thank you for your support!

yOGA with Jean Sloan Every Monday • 5:30-6:45 pm This beginning and beyond Yoga class combines postures, breathing and relaxation with an emphasis on self acceptance and exploration. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a mat or firm blanket, and refrain from eating a large meal prior to class. Some mats are available for use at the Nature Center. For more information contact Jean at 309-678-8099. No prior experience necessary - all levels are welcome! Age: teen-adult Fee: $10 drop-in fee; packages available

Old Time Folk & Country Jam 2nd and 4th sunday of each month 3:30-5:00 pm • All ages Dust off that guitar, fiddle, banjo and other acoustic instruments and bring them down to the Nature Center for a jam session. Meet other musicians and learn some new songs. Music lovers of all ages are encouraged to come, listen and enjoy.

Tree ID Walks su: 9/11 & 9/25 • 1:30-2:30 pm Need help identifying trees by their leaves? This walk is for anyone who would like to learn tree identification. Emphasis will be on the process of identifying trees by their leaves with a simple key. Although leaf collecting cannot be done on this walk, good collecting sites in the Peoria area will be suggested. Don’t let the trees “leaf” you “stumped” this fall! Age: 10+

Illinois River sweep I sa: 9/17 • 8-9 am - Registration 9 am-12 pm - sweep Hours Meet at Forest Park Nature Center for this annual Illinois River clean up day which has grown since its inception in 1999 to attract hundreds of volunteers all along the shores of the river from Chicago to Grafton. Register by september 1 to receive a free commemorative t-shirt (while supplies last). Gloves and trash bags will be provided. Call JD Russell at 686-3360 to register.

I spy Hike

Rachel & Sammy Visit the Prairie

su: 9/18 • 1:30 pm • All ages welcome! Think you’ve seen it all? Join us for an “I Spy” hike through the park and find out what’s hidden alongside the trails. A great hike for those who want to train their eyes to see more of what’s wild at Forest Park.

Book signing Event with local author, Jannifer powelson

Fall Color Walks

sa: 9/10 • 1:30 pm - Book signing 2:30 pm - Book Reading • 3 pm - prairie Wildflower Hike Featuring Rachel Raccoon and Sammy Skunk, this delightful book doubles as a children’s field guide. Join these two intelligent characters on their fun yet fact-filled trip through a Midwest prairie. You’ll be surprised how much your child will learn! To pre-order your copy, contact the Nature Center at 686-3360. Pre-ordering is highly recommended. Limited copies available September 10.

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su: 10/9 & 10/23 • 1:30 pm Enjoy the tapestry of fall color and other seasonal changes on these naturalist guided tours. All ages welcome!

Attracting Birds to your Backyard sa: 10/15 • 1:30 pm • Ages 12+ This short presentation will give you the information you need to make your front or back yard appealing to many different kinds of birds. The various kinds of bird feeders, bird feeder placement, types of seed and

suet mixes, and some general bird lore will be presented. Plus, take home a free sample of our own Forest Park Special Mix.

Creatures of the Night F: 10/28 • 7 pm • $3 ($2/CORE member) Summon your courage and prepare to enter the dark of the forest on a walk through trails filled with the eerie sounds that come from the creatures of the night. Learn about bats, owls and many more nocturnal animals. This friendly, guided night hike will end at our trailhead, where refreshments and seasonal stories will top off the evening. Dress for the weather, costumes welcome. Feel free to bring a flashlight.

Nature photography Contest & show Celebrate the beauty of nature by joining in this late summer and fall photography contest. Categories include Wildlife, Nature Landscape/Scene, Close-up Flora, Digitally Altered and Young Shutterbugs (12 & under). Prizes for first and second place winners in each division. All photographs must have a nature theme. Entry Fee: $1 per submission. Call 686-3360 for details and an entry form. Dates to Remember: • Entries due: 10/16 • Judging: 10/21 • Photos on Display: 10/21-11/10

Animal Encounters su: 11/6 & 11/20 - snakes su: 12/4 & 12/18 - Turtles 1:30-2:30 pm • All ages Feel the smooth scales of a snake slide through your hand, hear the hiss of a giant cockroach, see a tarantula up close and personal. This short program will give you a new respect for some critters who definitely don’t fit into the cute, furry, cuddly mold, but are nonetheless some of nature’s greatest creatures.


Nature Art show Open House sa: 11/19 • 2-4 pm Meet the artists, enjoy a seasonal beverage and tour the artwork of these creative and talented folks! A fine way to kick off the season. A free event for all ages.

Nature Art show & sale November 19 - December 24 Mo-sa: 9 am-5 pm • su: 1-5 pm This art show features a diversity of media and unique artwork all created by talented local artists. It is a great way to support local artists and find original nature-related photographs, paintings, woodcarvings, handmade jewelry, and more. Enjoy the wood-burning stove, hot drinks, and the rustic charm of the nature center…a great way to spend a pre-Christmas afternoon!

Winter Wonder Walks sa: 1/14 & 2/4 • 9:30 am Watch the wonderful world of winter unfold on these naturalist-guided tours. We explore animal tracks in the snow and what characteristics animals have to cope with the season. Dress warm!

Saturday, January 7 • 10 am Each year hundreds of bald eagles over-winter in the Illinois River Valley. We dedicate this day to the appreciation of these incredible birds of prey as the Peoria Audubon Society and Forest Park Nature Center offer a presentation and tours to view Bald Eagles along the river!

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690-7162 for general golf information • www.peoriaparks.org/golf Golf Lessons Beginners Golf - Women Only

Adult Outdoor Lessons Designed for all levels of golf experience. Bring a 5-iron (rental clubs available). Four 1.5-hour classes at the Golf Learning Center covering everything from driving to putting. Age: 18+ Min/Max: 8-12 Fee-R/NR: $55/$60

Code

Day-Date

Time

48189

Tu: 9/6-9/27

2:30-4:00 pm

48190

Tu: 9/6-9/27

5:30-7:00 pm

48191

W: 9/7-9/28

5:30-7:00 pm

48192

Th: 9/8-9/29

5:30-7:00 pm

49232*

Sa: 10/1-11/5

12:30-1:30 pm

* Six 1-hour classes

Adult Indoor Lessons As the cold winds blow, recapture summer and warm up your golf game at indoor golf instruction school designed for all levels of experience. Bring a 5-iron to your first lesson (rental clubs available). Four 1-hour sessions at the Golf Learning Center covering the following: • Explain grip, stance & swing motion • Review week 1, explain full swing and work individually • Explain woods & work individually • Overall review Age: 18+ Min/Max: 3-4 Fee-R/NR: $55/$60

New to the game and need the basics? You’ll get six 1-hour Beginner lessons, covering many aspects of the game, including etiquette and rules. Bring your clubs (rental clubs available) to the Golf Learning Center. Age: 18+ Min/Max: 8-13 Fee-R/NR: $55/$60

Code

Day-Date

Time

45581

Sa: 9/24-10/29

10:00-11:00 am

Golf Family Lessons Families are invited to learn together in these 1-hour lessons at the Golf Learning Center covering the same class topics as our Junior Lessons. Bring golf bag, four clubs and putter (rental clubs available). Children must be registered with an adult. Age: 7+ Min/Max:8-12 Adult Fee-R/NR: $55/$60 Child Fee-R/NR: $40/$45

Code

Day-Date

Time

49243

Sa: 10/15-11/19

11:15 am-12:15 pm

ADULT CLINICS: Ages 18+ All clinics held at the Golf Learning Center.

Adult Golf Clinic I: Driving Improve ball control and direction. Bring a driver and 3 or 5 wood. Min/Max: 8-13 Fee-R/NR: $13

Code

Day-Date

Time

49244

Sa: 9/10

1:00-2:00 pm

Adult Golf Clinic II: Putting Better your green play. Please bring a putter. Min/Max: 8-13 Fee-R/NR: $13

Code

Day-Date

Time

49234

Tu: 2/7-2/28

6:00-7:00 pm

Code

Day-Date

Time

49235

Th: 2/9-3/1

6:00-7:00 pm

49245

Sa: 9/17

1:00-2:00 pm

49236

Sa: 2/11-3/3

9:00-10:00 am

49237

Sa: 2/11-3/3

10:15-11:15 am

Adult Golf Clinic III: Chipping

49238

Tu: 3/6-3/27

6:00-7:00 pm

49239

Th: 3/8-3/29

6:00-7:00 pm

492340

Sa: 3/10-3/31

9:00-10:00 am

Develop useful techniques. Bring a pitching wedge and/or sand wedge and a 7-iron. Min/Max: 8-13 Fee-R/NR: $13

49241

Sa: 3/10-3/31

10:15-11:15 am

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Code

Day-Date

Time

49246

Sa: 9/24

1:00-2:00 pm

2011 Golf Fees Season Tickets Non-Resident Resident Senior Resident Senior Non-Resident Junior (ages 12-17) Resident Junior (ages 12-17) Non-Resident Junior (ages 3-8) GLC Pass Junior (ages 9-11) GLC/Det. Pass

$725 $525 $470 $650 $110 $170 $35 $50

Golf Car Rental Car Reservations Weekdays 9 Holes (per rider) 18 Holes (per rider) Weekends 9 Holes (1 rider) (2 riders) 18 Holes (1 rider) (2 riders) Pull Cart Rental

$1 $8.50 $13 $13 $17 $19.50 $26 $3

Twilight Rates Available on weekdays starting at 6:00 pm and weekends starting at 3:00 pm. Detweiller $8.75 Kellogg Executive 9 $10.25 Newman $15.50 Donovan/Madison $15

Tee Reservations Reserve a tee time at any PPD golf course 7 days in advance, in person only, for $1 per tee time. Phone reservations will be taken 6 days in advance for $1 per tee time.


Senior Men’s Stroke Play Sa: 9/10 • Newman Golf Course Su: 9/11 • Madison Golf Course $15, plus green fees Entry deadline: 9/4

Greater Peoria Fall Classic Sa: 9/24 & Su: 9/25 • Newman and Donovan Golf Courses $110 (includes green fee & car rental) Entry deadline: 9/4

MONSTER Sa: 10/8 • Madison Golf Course $20, plus green fees Entry deadline: 10/2

Modified Stableford Sa: 10/15 • Donovan Golf Course $30/team, plus green fees Entry deadline: 10/9

Alternate Shot 2-Player Event Sa: 10/29 • Newman Golf Course $20/team, plus green fees Entry deadline: 10/23

Turkey Shoot Sa: 11/5 • Donovan Golf Course $60/team, plus green fees Entry deadline: 10/30 Sponsored by Waugh Foods

Entry forms are available at Peoria Park District Golf pro shops and online at www.peoriaparks.org/golf For details, call 689-3329

Private Lessons Fine tune your game with private lessons from one of these Peoria Park District instructors: • Robby Dobelstein, PGA • Dustin Martin, PGA • Kyle Meger, PGA • Terry Ridgely, PGA • Earl Swanson, PGA • Nick Siudela, PGA Apprentice Call 690-7162 for information on private lessons (please note that range balls are not included in the price of private lessons).

ALL DAY SPECIAL: Begins September 19 Get 18 holes and a car rental at any course for $27.50/person (not available during holidays, golf outings or tournaments) NOTE: Our courses will be open through December 31, conditions permitting

For information on leagues throughout the season, please contact Terry at 689-3329 or check our website: peoriaparks.org/golf

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Golf Learning Center & Academy

Practice

Practice

7815 N. Radnor Road • 690-7162

Practice!

Located across from Kellogg Golf Course on Radnor Road, the Golf Learning Center & Academy includes both indoor and outdoor practice facilities, allowing golfers to practice the game year-round. Call for seasonal hours of operation. At the Golf Learning Center, enjoy: • Indoor putting green & hitting stations • Full-service pro shop & club fitting • Outdoor all-weather tees • Heated outdoor hitting stations • Practice sand bunkers • Putting and chipping greens • 9-hole par 3 Pitch & Putt Course • Lessons available year-round

Range Ball Prices Small.................. $5.00 Medium............ $7.50 Large................. $9.50 Extra Large...... $11.50 Ask about our money-saving range ball debit cards, too!

Facility

Fee

Golf Learning Center - Pitch & Putt Course

Adults (18+): $5

7815 N. Radnor Road • 690-7162 A 9-hole par-3 course, has USGA specification greens & sandbunkers. A top notch practice course ideal for players of every skill level. Season passholders can play the Pitch & Putt for free.

Newman Golf Course - 18 Hole 2021 W. Nebraska Avenue • 674-1663 Challenging steep terrain, moderate ravines, deep bunkers and numerous mature trees make this scenic, irrigated, 6,467 yard, 18 hole course popular with low to medium handicap golfers.

Donovan Golf Course - 18 Hole 5805 N. Knoxville Avenue • 691-8361 Beautiful rolling, irrigated terrain combines with water and bunkers to make this 6,168 yard, 18 hole course preferred by golfers with diverse handicaps. Northmoor Observatory is also located on the grounds.

Madison Golf Course - 18 Hole 2735 W. Dr. M.L. King Jr. Drive • 673-7161 This 5,332 yard, 18 hole course offers a convenient location, level terrain and very few hazards, making it a favorite of senior golfers.

Kellogg Executive 9 - 9 Hole 7716 Radnor Road • 691-0293 Kellogg also offers a shorter 2,744 yard, 9 hole executive course, recommended for all players wanting to improve their game and enjoy family fun.

Detweiller Golf Course - 9 Hole (18 holes permitted) 8412 N. Galena Road • 692-7518 A 1,758 yard, 9 hole scenic river course, Detweiller offers minimum hazards and is a favorite of junior golfers and novice players.

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Juniors (up to 17): $3

Weekdays

Weekends/Holidays

ADULTS 18 Hole: $22 9 Hole: $15.50

ADULTS 18 Hole: $22 9 Hole after 1 pm: $15.50

SENIORS 18 Hole: $20

SENIORS 18 Hole after 1 pm: $20

JUNIORS (12-17) Before 4 pm & after 6 pm: $6

JUNIORS (12-17) After 12 pm: $6

ADULTS 18 Hole: $21 9 Hole: $15

ADULTS 18 Hole: $21 9 Hole after 1 pm: $15

SENIORS 18 Hole: $19.00

SENIORS 18 Hole after 1 pm: $19

JUNIORS (12-17) Before 4 pm & after 6 pm: $6

JUNIORS (12-17) After 12 pm: $6

ADULTS: $13.50

ADULTS: $13.50

SENIORS: $12

SENIORS after 1 pm: $12

JUNIORS (12-17): Before 4 pm & after 6 pm: $5

JUNIORS (12-17) After 12 pm: $5

ADULTS: $11.50

ADULTS: $11.50

SENIORS: $10.50

SENIORS: $10.50

JUNIORS (12-17): $4

JUNIORS (12-17): $4


1019 W. Lake Avenue (in Lakeview Park) • 686-3368 AT A GLANCE An indoor ice skating facility featuring two full-size rinks. It offers year-round ice skating lessons for ages 3+ and comprehensive hockey & figure skating programs. MANAGER Doug Silberer: dsilberer@peoriaparks.org

about our Skating School Clothing

Ways to Save When You Skate

PUBLIC SKATE SCHEDULE Beginning September 11 Mon 9-11 am & 1-2:30 pm Tues 1-2:30 pm Wed 9-11 am & 1-2:30 pm Thurs 1-2:30 pm Fri 9-11 am, 1-2:30 pm, 7:30-9:15 pm Sat 6:45-8:30 pm Sun 3-4:45 pm

Family Skate

PUBLIC SKATE EXCEPTIONS 9/2 No public skate 9/4-5 Closed for Labor Day 10/28-30 No public skate 11/24 Closed for Thanksgiving 12/17 Public skate 5-7 pm 12/24 Public skate 12-2 pm ONLY 12/25 Closed for Christmas Day 12/30-1/1 No public skate

Group Discounts

ADMISSION FEES Junior (12 & under) Adult (13 & over) Senior (65 & over) Skate Rental

$3.00 $4.00 $3.00 $2.00

Every Sunday, families (up to 5 people) can skate for $20 (including skate rentals). Additional skaters pay $3.75 each.

Public Skate Passes Get a 10 visit pass for only $24 (Juniors and Seniors) or $32 (Adults). Skate rental is additional. A discounted rate of $3.75/person is given to groups of 10-50 who make a reservation as a group. No passes may be used. $15 non-refundable deposit required for groups of 20 or more.

Public Skate Specials

Warm, comfortable clothing with mittens/gloves and protective head gear or hats for young children is recommended. Adults additionally benefit from wrist guards and knee pads.

Skates Skate rental is included in the cost of your lessons. Skates should be your shoe size or one size larger. Wear one pair of thin socks.

registration options • Mail registration form to Owens Center, 1019 W. Lake, Peoria, 61614 • Register in person at Owens Center daily from 9 am to 8 pm • FAX your registration (with VISA, MC, American Express or Discover number) to 309-681-0610.

Fees & Transfers

Owens also offers free passes for report cards with an “A” and discounts for students, skating school participants and those with Mustang ticket stubs.

Class fees vary and are included on the charts on the opposite page. A $5 administrative fee will be charged for any drop or transfer of cIasses OR if you register for a class on the first day it runs.

Ice Birthdays See pg. 80-81

Each class time/level must meet a class minimum in order to run.

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Fall Skating Lessons

Skating Stars

Pick a day and time for your lessons. You will meet once a week (45 min.) for 8 weeks, during either of these sessions:

Super Skates

Adult Levels

A special 3-level introductory series offered for ages 3-6.

A 10-level course for ages 7+ or younger skaters who have completed Skating Stars.

Mon

4:30 pm 5:15 pm

4:30 pm 5:15 pm

Tues

10:00 am 1:00 pm

10:00 am 1:00 pm

12:15 pm

Wed

10:00 am 1:00 pm 4:30 pm 5:15 pm

10:00 am 1:00 pm 4:30 pm 5:15 pm

5:15 pm

FALL I: 8/29-10/29 (no class 8/30-9/5)

A 10-level course for adults to learn with their peers.

FALL II: 10/31-1/14/12 (no class 11/21-26, 12/19-12/31

Thurs

4:30 pm 5:15 pm

4:30 pm 5:15 pm

5:15 pm

Fee-R/NR: $70/$75

Sat

9:45 am 10:30 am

9:45 am 10:30 am

9:45 am

Just getting started? Try our 4-week lessons this Fall!

Would you like to try skating, but aren’t ready to commit to our full 8-week classes? Then try our 4-week classes for beginners only. Classes are offered at all regular times (see chart above) and are for all ages (3 years to adult). These beginners-only sessions run: FALL I

Tu: 10/4-10/25

W: 10/5-10/26

Th: 10/6-10/27

Sa: 10/8-10/29

FALL II

Tu: 12/6-1/10

W: 12/7-1/11

Th: 12/8-1/12

Sa: 12/10-1/14

Specialty Classes For skaters who have completed ten levels of Owens Center Skating School OR are concurrently participating in Level 8 or above.

Ice Dance Class Looking for a great way to define your edge quality & rhythm? Not sure if you’re ready to jump and spin? Try another fun part of skating & join ice dancing! Saturdays, 8:45 am Fee-R/NR: $70/$75 Skater’s Ballet Learn the grace and presentation for a polished look on the ice. PREREQUISITE: Enrolled in private lessons. Fridays, 6:00 pm Fee: $50 Fall 1: 9/2-10/21 Fall 2: 11/4-1/13/12 *no class 11/25, 12/23 or 12/30

Jump & Spin Learn the jumps, spins and connecting moves necessary for freestyle tests. Wednesdays, 4:30 pm or Thursdays, 5:15 pm Fee-R/NR: $70/$75

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High Jump & Spin Learn the jumps, spins and connecting moves for advanced freestyle tests and competitions. PREREQUISITE: Freestyle Level 5 Mondays, 5:15 pm Fee-R/NR: $70/$75 Adult Skating Sampler Explore edge work, field moves, stroking techniques, formation-precision team skating, freestyle and ice dancing. A sampler of exciting, invigorating fun! Saturdays, 8:45 am Fee-R/NR: $70/$75 Low Field Moves & Power The best introduction for transitioning into the US Figure Skating test structure. Learn the patterns to the Pre-Preliminary & Preliminary moves and tests. PREREQUISITE: Level 8 Tuesdays, 5:15 pm Fee-R/NR: $70/$75

No class 12/19-12/31 Fee-R/NR: $40/$45

Advanced Field Moves & Power PREREQUISITE: Must be working on PreJuvenile Field Moves or above. Tuesdays, 5:15 pm Fee-R/NR: $70/$75 Adult Jump & Spin Learn jumps, spins and connecting moves. Wednesdays, 5:15 pm Fee-R/NR: $70/$75

Freestyle & Developmental Hockey Sessions available to practice freestyle and hockey skills and/or to receive private instruction. Scheduled time available at rink.

Booster & Private Lessons

Boosters are great for those skaters beginning to test the ISI levels so they may take part in ISI sanctioned events. Private Skating Lessons are available also. For more information, call Jenni Flores at 686-3368.


get in on the aCtion at owenS Center! Peoria youth hockey association • Pre-Season Conditioning • Travel & House Leagues • Used Equipment Sale • Free Skating & Hockey Clinics visit www.pyha.com

Peoria Speed Skating Club A great sport for recreation, fitness & competition! This club offers weekly teaching and training sessions at Owens Center. Entry level speed skates for children are available through the club. For details: search for Peoria Speed Skati ng on Facebook! • peoriaspeedskati ng@hotmail. com • www.peoriaskate.tripod.com

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Hockey Leagues Adult No-Check Hockey League Attention hockey players ages 18 & up: are you still an enthusiast looking for a way to play? Previous hockey experience is NOT required. NOTE: If you register after October 14, fees increase by $25. Player Fee - R/NR: $230/$240 Goalie Fee - R/NR: $80/$90

Rat Hockey Play hockey to keep in shape. Fee - $10 per person. Call 686-3368 for scheduled times.

hockey helmet with mask, shin pads, elbow pads, hockey gloves, athletic cup and supporter and have a hockey stick. Skate rental is included, but you might consider purchasing skates to ensure proper fit, quality and sharpness. Equipment is available at The Edge Pro Shop at Owens Center. Anyone purchasing $100 or more of equipment from The Edge will receive this second session FREE (receipt required). Day-Date Ages 3-6 Sa: 10/8-10/29 9:45 am Fee-R/NR: $40/$45

Ages 7-13 10:30 am

Hockey Classes

Pre-Hockey (Fall through Spring) Requires permission from the Hockey Coordinator. Learn the preliminary fundamentals of hockey while increasing your skating skills. Full equipment is required. An excellent class to take concurrently with a regular skating class. Day Wednesdays

Time Fee-R/NR 5:15 pm $70/$75

Join us for home games at Owens Center! For more details, visit www.peoriamustangs.com

Hockey/Private Lessons Owens offers private lesson instruction for hockey players at all skill levels. For details, call Zac Tortorella at 686-3368.

Hockey Clinics

Beginner Hockey Clinics (Fall I/Spring) Our Beginner Hockey Clinics for boys and girls ages 3-13 provide the opportunity to learn to skate. Participants will learn basic hockey fundamentals like stick handling, passing and shooting.

Beginner Hockey I By learning to skate first, participants will have a much more enjoyable time once pucks and sticks are introduced. Skate rental is included. A hockey/bicycle helmet, plus hockey/winter gloves are required. PREREQUISITE: 8-week skating session or already passed Skating Star level 1 Day-Date Ages 3-6 Sa: 9/10-10/4 9:45 am Fee-R/NR: $40/$45

Ages 7-13 10:30 am

Beginner Hockey II will teach hockey skills. To register, you must have taken the first session or passed the Skating Star level 2 or Super Skates level 1. Each skater will be required to wear an HECC certified

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309 S. DuSable • 673-9183 AT A GLANCE This year-round recreation center features two gyms, auditorium, a lounge area, weight room, arts & crafts room, game room, outdoor basketball courts, playground, outdoor swimming pool, NEW water splash pad and a play field area. Proctor Center is an official Safe Haven Site. The aim is to prevent, control and reduce violent crime, drug abuse and gang activity in and around Proctor Center.

ged Classes at Proctor Center Need to complete your high school diploma or prepare for the Constitution exam? Join our GED classes taught by Heddy Elliott-Gardner, a certified teacher. Register with the Peoria Adult Education Center at 309-672-6702. Wednesdays beginning 9/9 • 6-8:30 pm

Adult Programs/events Computers for Adults

FRee! PC’s Cafe at Proctor

Mon-Fri • 9 am-1 pm & 7-9 pm • $1 Like working on computers? Explore our computer lab. Practice learning about computers or just surf the internet.

For mature adults looking for a place to enjoy a cup of coffee and engage in interesting conversation. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Time: 10 am-12 pm

MANAGEr Jonelle McCloud jmccloud@peoriaparks.org hours M-F 9 am-10 pm Sat (ages 6-15) 12-3 pm Sat (ages 16+) 10 am-1 pm Closed 6/5, 11/11, 11/24-25, 12/24-25, 12/31 and 1/1 ANNuAL MEMbErship FEEs Children (6-18) $25 Adult (19+) $40 Family $50 (includes ages 17 & under) rENT proCTor CENTEr See pg. 84 birThDAYs AT proCTor CENTEr See pg. 80-81 rEGisTrATioN For proGrAMs Register at Proctor Center or Glen Oak Pavilion. Call 681-2865 for details. FriENDs oF proCTor If you’re interested in giving back by volunteering at Proctor, soliciting donations or helping financially, contact us and ask to be a “Friend.” Meetings are held once a month. AFRiCAn-AMeRiCAn hALL OF FAMe Stop by and see the tradition and heritage on display and our resource materials. Call 673-2206 for details.

Code

Day-Date

Topic

49436

Th: 10/13

Money Mania

49437

Th: 11/10

Safety

49438

Th: 12/15

A Healthy You

Adult Fitness Programs Ladies night on Thursdays

Turbo-kick Aerobics

Open Basketball & volleyball Thursdays 10/13-12/15 • 6-8 pm • $1 Calling all ladies 18 years and older that played basketball or volleyball in high school, college or recreationally. Come to Proctor Center on Thursday nights to sharpen old skills. Children can wait in the TV room while you exercise. Security to and from your car is provided.

wednesdays 9/7-12/7 • 5:45-6:45 pm $1 with a paid membership Come & join us as we move our way into fitness! This class is a combination of kickboxing and dance moves while lsitening to motivating music. It challenges you to a cardio strength suitable for all ability levels. Please wear comfortable clothes & gym shoes. Instructor: Kim Muhammad

Fit & Fabulous (50+)

Quick step Aerobics

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9/6-12/15 9-10 am • $1 with paid membership Have you heard exercise is important for older adults, but don’t know where to begin? You may feel discouraged by fitness obstacles or you may not know where to begin. Come to Proctor Center on Tuesday and Thursdays for this low impact, high energy class. You cannot afford not to get moving. It’s good for your mind, mood, and memory. Instructor: Mary Hudson

Thursdays • 6-7 pm $1 with paid membership Do you think that you can’t find 45 minutes in your day to work out? There are no excuses not to start attending this quick step aerobics class that uses part dance and part strength training to help you work toward your ultimate goal of getting in shape or losing weight. Classes are on Thursdays at Proctor Center’s multipurpose recreation room. Instructor: Angela Moore

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309 S. DuSable • 673-9183

Get in Shape at Proctor Center!

Personal Training Lacking strength? Lacking energy? Then hire a personal trainer at Proctor Center! Gain strength and get fit in this one hour session that includes strength training & plyometrics combined with sport drills. This is for anyone who wants to stay fit or become more active. We will help you recognize your possible physical ability. Call for an appointment or drop in. Mon-Thur • Sept-Jan • 5-8 pm • $3 a visit with a paid membership

Proctor Center Fitness Room

Open Basketball

• 10-station Universal Machine • 3 Treadmills • 2 Weight Benches • Free Weights

Join us for full court basketball. Don’t forget to bring an extra pair of shoes! Mon-Fri: 9 am-2:30 pm & 7-10 pm • Sat - 3-5 pm

The Fitness Room is open during normal hours for those ages 16 & over.

Proctor Center Fitness Room Stay in shape by playing basketball over your lunch hour. Pay $1 and play a full court game, take a shower, use the locker rooms and get back to work just in time. Bring an extra pair of shoes and a towel. Mon-Fri • 11:30 am-1:30 pm • $1

Proctor Men’s Basketball League Join this competitive men’s 18 & over basketball league. Some of the area’s best players, along with those from surrounding areas, make these some of the best leagues around. Get the best 10 players on your team & join our league! Trophies awarded to the winners. Fee - $225/team for 16 weeks Tuesdays 6pm-10pm *Start date: November 15, 2011-March 8, 2012

-- After School Program --

Youth Programming at Proctor Center

Ages 6-15 • Cost: $25 a year Proctor Center is a safe place to stay when school gets out. Our structured programs include field trips, homework help, basketball, skating, computers, pool tables, ping pong and more! Van transportation available in select areas. Activities are offered Mon-Fri at 2:30-6 pm (9-4 pm when there isn’t school) and include the following: • Homework Help: Mon-Thurs at 3-3:30 pm • Nutrition: Learn to follow easy recipes and explore the four basic food groups. Instructor and supplies provided by the University of Illinois Extension. Mon at 4 pm. • Arts & Crafts: Get creative & make something special you can call your own! Tues at 4-5:30 pm. • Roller Skating: Come skate to your favorite music. Skate rental is free with membership. Mon-Fri at 3-4:30 pm and Saturdays at 12-2 pm. • Open Gym Basketball: Bring a few friends and start up a game! Make sure to bring an extra pair of gym shoes. Mon-Fri at 3:30-6 pm and Saturdays at 12-3 pm. • Drama Theater: Have fun learning basic theatrical skills including role playing and simple set designs. Thurs at 4-6 pm. • Computer Kids: Improve your computer skills, learn to type, engage in educational games and learn to use the internet in our newly remodeled computer lab. Mon-Fri at 4-6 pm. • Cub Scouts: Wednesdays 4:30 1st-4th grade Boy Scouts: Thursdays 4:30. 5th-6th grade

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Youth Classes - REGISTRATION REQUIRED Proctor Youth Tumbling Are you interested in learning basic tumbling skills and getting the chance to perform for different events? Join Proctor’s Tumbling Tigers. Transportation is provided by Proctor Center from neighboring schools. Participation at the events is based on attendance. Attire: shirts, shorts and gym shoes. Fee: $50. Scholarships available. JuniOR YOuTh TuMBLing (grades 2-4)

Code

Day-Date

Time

49440

M, W: 10/17-12/7

4:00-4:45 pm

YOuTh TuMBLing (grades 5-7)*

Code

Day-Date

Time

49439

M, W: 10/17-12/7

4:45-5:30 pm

new! Boys Middle school Basketball League Calling all boys basketball coaches! Are you interested in keeping the boys playing during the off season? Proctor Center is the place to be! Bring your school team or a travel team or sign up as an individual and we will put you on a team. Volunteer coaches needed. Grade levels are 5-6 and 7-8. Accepting 4 teams per grade level. Fee: $10/player.

Code

Start Date

Time

49446

M: 10/17 (for 8 weeks)

5-8 pm

*pre-requisite: Junior Youth Tumbling

Thursday, 10/20 • 6:30-8:30 pm • $2 for Members, $3 for Non-members We have the only South Side haunted house with the most creepy, crawly, horrifying things imaginable. We will also have a toddler room for coloring and eating snacks. Get your best costume and come on over for the costume contest! We’ve turned this 98 year-old building into tunnels of pure terror! Follow the path through the building and receive a treat… if you make it out!!

Call 1-800-GIVE LIFE (448-3543) or visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment.

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1414 S. Livingston • 676-8179 “I Created This” Art Class: Ages 8-14

Logan League Basketball

AT A GLANCE Located on Peoria’s South Side, Logan Center features lighted basketball courts, a soccer field, two picnic pavilions, playground equipment, indoor lounge with cable TV and VCR with DVD, computer availability with internet access and a multi-purpose indoor recreation area.

Come create some new and exciting hands-on art projects each week. Class will focus on several art techniques which are designed to challenge and stimulate the creative mind in all. Min/Max: 5-30 Fee: $10 (includes all supplies)

Ages 10-12 and 13-15 • Sept. 1-Oct 6 Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 8 League will be 4 on 4 or 5 on 5 depending on interest. Minimum 15 in each age division. $15 per person, including t-shirt (to be worn at every game). Coaches and Referees needed, inquire with Logan Manager.

Manager Michael Cantonwine mcantonwine@peoriaparks.org

Men’s Chess Club: Ages 18+

Logan hours Middle School 2:30-6 pm Elementary School 3:30-6 pm

Code

Days

Time

49443

M: 10/3-10/24

6:30-7:30 pm

Code

Age

Days

Time

49444

10-12

Thursdays

6-7 pm

49445

13-15

Thursdays

7-8 pm

Come to Logan Center and bring your best moves! This activity is FREE! The club will run every other Saturday beginning September 24 from 10 am-12 pm.

water park hours Mon-Sat 11 am-7 pm Sunday 1-5 pm *through Labor Day

Classes start September 10

private and group rentals All areas of Logan are available to rent at affordable rates. Call for details. memberships Membership are $25 for the school year. Scholarships are available. transportation Transportation from Trewyn School (2:35 and 3:35 pm) and Harrison School (2:50 and 3:50 pm) is available. You must be a member to receive transportation to Logan. Earlier pick-up times are for middle school only and the later times are for elementary school only.

Classes every day of the week!

Thursday, Oct. 27 • 6-8 pm Come dressed in costume to trick or treat for candy and prizes. $3/person for nonmembers and $2/person for members.

Register for your favorites or try a new class! Painting for Pleasure Wacky Wednesdays Beginning Drawing Artists’ Trading Cards

For a more complete listing go to www.lakeview-museum.org Register in person or online!

Middle School: 2:30-6 pm • Elementary School: 3:30-6 pm • 1-5 pm when school’s out Van transportation from Harrison & Trewyn only. See the blue sidebar for more details.

Includes homework help, roller skating, sports, nutrition, scouting & field trips! Half Day Field Trips: Wednesdays 9/21, 10/19, 1/25 Full Day Field Trips: Friday, 11/4 and Monday 1/9

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8727 N. Pioneer Road 691-1929

Are You the Parent of a Special Needs Child? Your child can participate with HISRA! HISRA provides inclusion services to people of all ages with a disability to participate in Peoria Park District programs and camps. Are you a person with a disability? Do you have a child with a disability? Have you seen programs in this Peoria Park District Playbook that you or your child would be interested in, but wondered if participation was possible?

Well, stop wondering! Call HISRA at 309-691-1929 to schedule an assessment. Upon reviewing your or your child’s needs, HISRA’s professional staff will work to integrate participants, adapt activities and even provide additional staff if necessary so that you or your child can succeed in an inclusive setting. HISRA provides all inclusion services at no cost to residents of the Peoria Park District. As a cooperative network of 4 area park districts, HISRA has proudly provided quality recreation programs and inclusion services for more than 20 years. All programs and activities are supervised by trained staff who have received a thorough orientation including specifics on disabilities, leadership, safety, program adaptation, first aid and much, much more.

So give us a call – HISRA can get you involved!

A Cooperative Extension of the Peoria, Morton, Chillicothe and Washington Park Districts.

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908 Sterling Avenue, West Peoria • 677-6705

Garage sale!

Clean out that basement, attic, garage, and closet! It’s time to get rid of all that ‘stuff ’ you no longer want. Rent a table and sell it all: $15. Or provide your own table, and the fee is only $10! You will receive a ten foot long space. There is limited availability, so reserve your spot TODAY! Registration deadline is Wednesday, September 14. if you’d like us to provide the table, register using code 49033. if you’d like to provide your own table, register using code 49212. at a GLance The Franciscan Recreation Complex (FRC) is a multi-purpose recreation center located in West Peoria at the intersection of Heading & Sterling Avenues. FRC features a full-size gymnasium, multi-purpose room with kitchenette, community room, dance studio, soccer field, two baseball fields, an outdoor playground and a NEW Ceramics Studio that allows you to glaze, paint and fire pottery. FRC and its services are accessible to people with disabilities. manaGer Val Marek: vmarek@peoriaparks.org Frc WiLL be cLosed 9/5, 11/11, 11/24-25, 12/23-25, 12/30 & 12/31 (for Park Holidays) rent Frc See pg. 84 birthdaYs at Frc See pg. 80-81

adult Book Club (for ages 18+) with Kathryn Creasy • $3/month Drop-In Join our new monthly book club at the Franciscan Recreation Complex on the second Tuesday of each month from 7-8 pm. At the first meeting on September 13 we will discuss “Half Broke Horses” by Jeannette Walls. A full reading list will be given out them. Refreshments will be served. You may donate or exchange the first book with the Mature Adult book club when you are finished. You may also want to read “The Glass Castle” by Jeannette Walls. It is the author’s first memoir and gives the readers better insights into Half Broke Horses.

motor mites open Gym (begins september 9) This open gym for ages 1-5 is a great way to let little ones with lots of energy enjoy the fun of playing freely with scooters, balls, hula hoops, tumbling equipment and more! It’s a great way for children and parents to socialize. Parents must attend. m-W-F: 9:15-11:15 am and F: 1:00-3:00 pm • $2 per visit or $20 for a 12-visit pass Groups are welcome at motor mites! Plan a private session for a class or playgroup.

open Volleyball

open basketball

M: 7:30-10 pm Self-refereed pick-up games $3/visit or $20/10 visits

Tu: 8-10 pm Self-refereed pick-up games $3/visit or $20/10 visits

dozens of Park district classes are held at Frc be sure to review these additional listings: • Mature adults 50+ pg. 72-75 • Dance Classes pg. 40-45 • art Classes pg. 47 • Youth sports pg. 52

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tuesdays • 12:30-2pm • Beginning 9/13/11

thursdays • 1-3 pm • Beginning 9/22/11


Class

Ages Code

Day-Dates

Time

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Drop-In Yoga

16+

none

Mondays Wednesdays Tuesdays & Fridays

6:30-7:25 pm 6:30-7:25 pm 10-10:55 am

Vicki Culbertson Tamela Van Osdol Jill Feinberg

$4.50 drop-in OR 12 visit-$48

pilates plus - CORE StRENGTH

16+

48807 48808 48809

M, W: 9/19-10/26 M, W: 10/31-12/7 M, W: 12/12-1/30*

5:30-6:25 pm 5:30-6:25 pm 5:30-6:25 pm

Vicki Culbertson

$45/$51

Reduce stress while toning and stretching. Emphasis is on poses and breathing. Appropriate for all ages and fitness levels. No need to pre-register; start any time. Minimum of 6 needed to hold class.

Looking to tone your body strength? This class will help strengthen, condition, and tone muscles. Appropriate for all ages and fitness levels. Pilates is very low impact, but gives great results. This class meets twice a week for 6 weeks.

Zumba

*no class 12/26 or 1/2

14+

48810 48811 48812 48813 48814 48815 48816 48817

Tu: 9/27-10/25 Tu: 11/1-11/29 Tu: 12/6-1/3 Sa: 9/17-10/15 Sa: 10/22-11/19 Sa: 11/26-1/7 Tu: 1/10-2/7 Sa: 1/14-2/11

5:30-6:20 pm 5:30-6:20 pm 5:30-6:20 pm 10-10:50 am 10-10:50 am 10-10:50 am 5:30-6:20 pm 10-10:50 am

Marlene Bello

$32/$36

16+

49183 49184 49185 49186

Su: 10/30 - Strength Su: 11/6 - Flow Su: 11/13 - Twist Su: 11/20 - Restorative

2-2:50 pm

Tonya Pruett

$8/$10

14+

49209 49213

Su: 9/25-10/23 Su: 1/8-2/5

1:30-2:20 pm

Rebecca Somogyi

$33/$37

14+

49211 49210

Su: 9/25-10/23 Su: 1/8-2/5

2:30-3:20 pm

Rebecca Somogyi

$33/$37

Come join the dance party. This new Latin-inspired dance-fitness class combines fast and slow Latin rhythms that tone and sculpt the body in an aerobic/ fitness fashion. Dance movements are easy to follow steps which target areas such the gluteals, legs, arm core, abdominals and heart.

GENTLE YOGA - YOGA BASICS This series of specialized Yoga classes will focus on core strength, hip openings, arms and restorative. If you sign up for all 4 receive a special rate of $25 for residents or $33 for non-residents.

dance stretch Combining yoga with traditional stretching exercises to help increase flexibility and promote relaxation.

dance cardio Fun, high energy choreography designed to burn fat to help achieve a lean dancer’s body.

Youth Sports at FRC - for more details see page 52 Little Pint/Pee Wee Soccer

Pee Wee Flag Football

Pee Wee Baseball

Ages 3-4

Fee-R/NR: $30/$35

Fee-R/NR: $27/$32

Fee-R/NR: $27/$32

Code

Day-Date

Time

Code

Day-Date

Time

Code

Day-Date

Time

48999

M: 10/3-11/7*

4:15-5:00 pm

49006

Tu: 11/8-12/6

6:30-7:30 pm

49010

Th: 11/17-12/22**

4:30-5:30 pm

49005

Tu: 11/8-12/6

5:30-6:15 pm

49014

Sa: 10/8-11/5

8:45-9:30 am

49015

Sa: 11/12-12/17**

8:45-9:30 am

49000

M: 11/14-12/12

4:15-5:00 pm

Ages 5-6

Fee-R/NR: $30/$35

Code

Day-Date

Time

49001

M: 10/3-11/7*

5:00-6:00 pm

49018

Sa: 10/8-11/5

10:15-11:15 am

49019

Sa: 11/12-12/17**

10:15-11:15 am

49002

M: 11/14-12/12

5:00-6:00 pm

Little Pint All Star Sports

Pee Wee Floor Hockey

Fee-R/NR: $27/$32

Fee-R/NR: $30/$35

Code

Day-Date

Time

Code

Day-Date

Time

49008

W: 10/5-11/2

4:00-4:45 pm

49020

W: 10/5-11/2

4:45-5:45 pm

49021

W: 11/16-12/21**

4:45-5:45 pm

49016

Sa: 10/8-11/5

9:30-10:15 am

49009

4:00-4:45 pm

49017

W: 11/9-12/14** Sa: 11/12-12/17**

9:30-10:15 am

49003

M: 11/14-12/12

6:00-6:45 pm

*No class 10/31 **No class 11/23, 11/24 or 11/26

Pee Wee Tennis Fee-R/NR: $27/$32 Code

Day-Date

Time

49011

Tu: 11/8-12/6

4:30-5:15 pm

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Linda Elegant Huff, Coordinator: 681-2861 or lhuff@peoriaparks.org

AT A GLANCE These classes are a progressive program of dance instruction. A dance revue will be held each April with costumes for any/all students in the youth dance program. Students must participate in both fall and winter/spring sessions to participate in the dance revue. (Please note that students in dance lessons do not have to participate in the dance revue). DRESS CODE • Ballet, Tap, Jazz & Broadway Bound: Girls- leotard, tights, ballet and tap shoes. Boys - t-shirt, black tights, shorts or jazz pants, ballet and tap shoes. • Acrobatic & Tumbling: Leotard, unitard or sweatpants & gym shoes

Youth Classes Parent & Tot Pre-Dance: Ages 18-36 months Enjoy dancing with your toddler. We’ll do mat stretches, skipping and marching, large motor fitness skills set to children’s music. For our little ‘stars’ not yet ready for dance lessons. Parent is free.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

48719

W: 9/28-11/30

10:30-11:10 am

10

Rachel Hayes

$60/$70

FDS

Introduction to Ballet I: Ages 3-5 Learn the fundamentals of dance such as rhythm, coordination and creative movement while you prepare for barre work.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

48721

W: 9/28-11/30

11:30 am-12:15 pm

10

Rachel Hayes

$60/$70

FDS

48722

W: 9/28-11/30

3:00-3:50 pm

10

Rachel Hayes

$60/$70

FDS

Introduction to Ballet II: Ages 3-5 This is a continuation of the fundamentals of dance such as rhythm, coordination and creative movement, while you prepare for barre work. PREREQUISITE: INTRODUCTION TO BALLET I.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

48724

W: 9/28-11/30

12:30-1:20 pm

10

Rachel Hayes

$60/$70

FDS

Classical Ballet I: Ages 6-15 This introduction class begins with the fundamentals of dance such as rhythm, coordination, and creative movement. Dancers learn basic ballet terms, positions, and barre work as well as simple combinations.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

48728

W: 9/28-11/30

4-4:50 pm

10

Joan Halperin

$60/$70

FDS

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Classical Ballet II: Ages 6-15 Barre and center floor work will be emphasized. PREREQUISITE: CLASSICAL BALLET I OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

48730

Th: 9/29-12/8

3:30-4:20 pm

10

Joan Halperin

$60/$70

FDS

Classical Ballet III: Ages 10-15 Advanced barre and centre floor work technique for advanced students. PREREQUISITE: CLASSICAL BALLET II OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

48731

Th: 9/29-12/8

4:30-5:20 pm

10

Joan Halperin

$60/$70

FDS

Broadway Bitsies: Ages 2-3 We will work on basic tap, ballet, jazz, and tumbling pre-skills to get students ready for formal dance and tumbling class. Students will hop, jump, sway, sing and tumble with fun music and motions specific to the age and attention span of the young child!

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

48906

W: 9/28-11/30

5-5:50 pm

10

Leslie Hymbaugh

$60/$70

OC

Broadway Bound I: Age 3-5, 6-9 and 10-12 Tap, ballet and jazz will be taught in this combination class learning basic steps to fun music. *no class 7/4 Ages 3-5

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

48734

F: 9/30-12/2

4-4:50 pm

10

Sarah Rosencrans

$60/$70

FDS

48735

M: 9/26-11/28

3:30-4:20 pm

10

Sarah Rosencrans

$60/$70

FDS

48736

Tu: 9/27-11/29

12-12:50 pm

10

Sarah Rosencrans

$60/$70

FDS

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

48737

F: 9/30-12/2

6-6:50 pm

10

Sarah Rosencrans

$60/$70

FDS

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

48735

F: 9/30-12/2

7-8:30 pm

10

Sarah Rosencrans

$65/$75

FDS

Ages 6-9

Ages 10-12

Broadway Bound II: Ages 3-5 Building on skills, this class will emphasize technique. PREREQUISITE: BROADWAY BOUND I OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR. Ages 3-5

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

48739

W: 9/28-11/30

1:30-2:20 pm

10

Rachel Hayes

$60/$70

FDS

48740

F: 9/30-12/2

5-5:50 pm

10

Sarah Rosencrans

$60/$70

FDS

NEW! Broadway Stage Jazz: Age 7-14 Get ready to audition for your favorite Broadway musical by learning the Jazz combinations and movments needed to perform on stage.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

48986

Sa: 10/1-12/3

1-1:50 pm

10

Caitlin Paluska

$60/$70

FDS

NEW! Tap Dance: Ages 6-12 Have fun learning to tap dance through barre work, center combinations and routines.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

48959

Sa: 10/1-12/3

12-12:50 pm

10

Caitlin Paluska

$60/$70

FDS

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NEW! Creative Dance Movement: Ages 3-5 We’ve combined the best of both drama and dance into this new class. You will experience choreography, story drama, improvisational and character movement, and self expression.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

48924

Sa: 10/1-12/3

11-11:40 am

10

Caitlin Paluska

$60/$70

FDS

Acrobatic & Tumbling - Beginner I: Ages 3-5 and 6-9 Stretches and tumbling exercises for the beginner, including cartwheels, front and back rolls and headstands. Children must remain seated at the mat during individual instruction time. No class 10/29. Ages 3-5

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

48749

Tu: 9/27-11/29

1-1:30 pm

10

Rachel Hayes

$60/$70

FDS

48750

Sa: 10/1-12/10

9-9:30 am

10

Rachel Hayes

$60/$70

OC

48751

Sa: 10/1-12/10

10-10:30 am

10

Rachel Hayes

$60/$70

OC

Ages 6-9

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

48752

M: 10/3-12/5

5-5:50 pm

10

Jill Wallace

$60/$70

OC

48753

Sa: 10/1-12/10

12-12:50 pm

10

Rachel Hayes

$60/$70

OC

Acrobatic & Tumbling - Beginner II: Ages 3-5 and 6-9 Continuation of the skills learned, this class will focus on backbends, front and back limbers and round offs. PREREQUISITE: ACROBATIC & TUMBLING BEGINNER I. No class 10/29. Ages 3-5

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

48755

Tu: 9/27-11/29

1:45-1:35 pm

10

Rachel Hayes

$60/$70

FDS

48756

Sa: 10/1-12/10

11-11:50 am

10

Rachel Hayes

$60/$70

OC

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

48759

Sa: 10/1-12/10

1-1:50 pm

10

Rachel Hayes

$60/$70

OC

Ages 6-9

Acrobatic & Tumbling - Beginner III: Ages 6-9 Additional work to accomplish backbends, pull ups, and front limbers without assistance. PREREQUISITE: BEGINNER II. No class 10/29. Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

48762

Sa: 10/1-12/10

2-2:50 pm

10

Rachel Hayes

$60/$70

OC

Acrobatic & Tumbling - Intermediate: Ages 7-16 Participants must be able to do backbends and pull-ups, front limbers and pull-ups without assistance. They should be ready for front and back walkovers, hand springs and Arabian limbers. PREREQUISITE: BEGINNER II OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR. No class 10/31. Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

48764

M: 9/26-11/28

6-6:50 pm

10

Julie Moreschi

$60/$70

OC

Acrobatic & Tumbling - Advanced: Ages 7-16 For those who are ready for flip-flops and aerials. PREREQUISITE: INTERMEDIATE OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR. No class 10/31. Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

48767

M: 9/26-11/28

7-7:50 pm

10

Julie Moreschi

$60/$70

OC

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Street Jazz Hip Hop: Ages 6-11 Used as a great body strengthening technique, dancers will learn the fundamentals of hip hop. This course emphasizes movement, isolations, stretching, strengthening and rhythm. Dancers participate in warm-ups and learn fun routines.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

48742

Tu: 9/27-11/29

6:30-7:20 pm

10

Rachel Hayes

$60/$70

FDS

Poms & Tumbling: Age 3-5 and 6-9 This class will teach you the basics for a pom pon or cheerleading squad. Get tips on tryouts, learn cheers, tumbling and dances and perfect your technique! Guaranteed to be lots of fun! No class 11/24. Ages 3-5

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

48743

Th: 9/29-12/8

4-4:50 pm

10

Rachel Hayes

$60/$70

OC

Ages 6-9

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

48744

Th: 9/29-12/8

5-5:50 pm

10

Rachel Hayes

$60/$70

OC

Explosion Cheer & Dance Teams Clinics: Ages 6-16

Come join our cheer, dance and flag teams. Participants ages 6-16 will work on learning skills through cheer technique and tumbling. Dancers will work on improving their skills through strength training, stage presence, flexibility, endurance, and perfecting technique. All participants will be divided into teams by age on the first day of practice. Code

Day-Date

Time

Location

Fee-R/NR

6-7:30 pm

FDS

$60/$70

7:30-9 pm

FDS

$60/$70

6-7:30 pm

FDS

$60/$70

7:30-9 pm

OC

$60/$70

Explosion cheer team 48772

W: 9/28-11/30

junior varsity dance team 48773

W: 9/28-11/30

varsity dance team 48775

Th: 9/29-12/8

Senior dance team 48776

Th: 9/29-12/8

Adult Dance Adult Ballet I & II: Ages 16+ Barre and center floor work will be emphasized.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

48771

W: 9/28-11/30

5-5:50 pm

10

Joan Halperin

$65/$74

FDS

Line Dance - Beginner: Ages 14+ Learn line dances, the two step, the country waltz, the swing and Latin. This class is for beginner and intermediate students. No partner dances are taught. Fee listed is per person. *no class 7/4

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

48777

M: 9/26-11/28

7:30-8:20 pm

10

Jerrie Roe

$65/$74

FDS

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Line Dance - Intermediate: Ages 14+ Continue with two step, country waltz, swing and Latin. No partner needed. Fee is per person. PREREQUISITE: LINE DANCE- BEGINNER.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

48778

M: 9/26-11/28

8:30-9:30 pm

10

Jerrie Roe

$65/$74

FDS

Street Jazz Hip Hop: Ages 12+ Learn the latest hip hop jazz combinations. This course emphasizes movement, isolations, stretching, strengthening, and rhythms.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

48779

Tu: 9/27-11/29

7:30-8:20 pm

10

Rachel Hayes

$65/$74

FDS

NEW! Hula: Ages 16+ Have fun this summer with this class designed to cover the basic movements of hula. No experience necessary.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

48780

Tu: 9/27-11/29

3:30-4:20 pm

10

Margaret Duhs

$65/$74

FDS

NEW! Let’s Start Tappin’: Ages 16+ For those who haven’t danced before or took dance as a child, this class is low impact. Learn basic dance steps and combinations.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

48781

Tu: 9/27-11/29

4:30-5:20 pm

10

Margaret Duhs

$65/$74

FDS

Tappin’ With Gene Intermediate: Ages 16+ This class is designed for men and women who have taken Tap Level II and would like to know more advanced movements.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

48964

M: 9/26-11/28

6:30-7:20 pm

10

Gene Buckingham

$65/$74

FDS

Tappin’ With Gene Advanced: Ages 16+ This class is designed for men and women who have taken tap and would like to know more advanced movements.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

48965

M: 9/26-11/28

5:30-6:20 pm

10

Gene Buckingham

$65/$74

FDS

Middle Eastern Belly Dance Beginner: Ages 16+ Women of all ages and sizes can enjoy the benefits of this low impact dance. Beginners - explore muscles you never knew you had! Learn the fluid smooth graceful Foundation Moves. Benefits - builds your strength and stamina.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

48782

W: 9/28-11/30

6-6:50 pm

10

Thais Banu

$65/$74

FDS

48783

Th: 9/29-12/1

5:30-6:20 pm

10

Zahira Leitner

$65/$74

FDS

Middle Eastern Belly Dance Beginner II: Ages 16+ Women of all ages and sizes can enjoy the benefits of this low impact dance. Explore muscles you never knew you had! Learn the fluid smooth graceful Foundation Moves. Benefit include: building your strength and stamina. PREREQUISITE: BEGINNER I

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

48786

W: 9/28-11/30

7-7:50 pm

10

Thais Banu

$65/$74

FDS

Middle Eastern Belly Dance Intermediate: Ages 16+ Women of all ages and sizes can enjoy the benefits of this low impact dance. Continue to build on the Foundation Moves and explore choreography. Benefits -increases your sense of space and gracefulness. PREREQUISITE: INSTRUCTOR’S CONSENT

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

48787

Th: 9/29-12/1

6:30-7:20 pm

10

Thais Banu

$65/$74

FDS

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Middle Eastern Belly Dance Advanced: Ages 16+ For advanced students who have taken the intermediate class. PREREQUISITE: INSTRUCTOR’S CONSENT. ADVANCED

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

48788

W: 9/28-11/30

8-8:50 pm

10

Thais Banu

$65/$74

FDS

Advanced troupe (MUST BE A MEMBER OF TROUPE)

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

48789

Th: 9/29-12/1

7:30-8:20 pm

10

Thais Banu

no fee

FDS

Salsa I: Ages 16+ You will learn dance moves influenced by many dances such as mambo, cha cha, guaracha, changuí, palo monte, rumba, abakuá, & comparsa. Join us on 6/30 for a live Salsa Dance Party at the Amphitheatre. Fee listed is per person. Singles welcome.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

48792

W: 9/28-10/26

7-7:50 pm

5

Edward Caballero

$45/$51

OC

Salsa II: Ages 16+ Must be proficient in lead/follow, dance frame, cross body leads, inside/outside turns and timing. Please come at 7:00 pm the first night to be evaluated and stay for the 8:00 class. Each student must dance all the above mentioned turns, with proper framework, lead/follow, and timing. Prerequisite: Salsa I or instructor’s permission

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

48793

W: 9/28-10/26

8-8:50 pm

5

Edward Caballero

$45/$51

OC

Beginning Ballroom: Ages 16+ Learn the basic steps in waltz, fox trot, swing and hustle. Must wear Dance practice attire: slacks, casual dress, leather sole shoes. Must have partner. Fee listed is per couple.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

48797

Tu: 9/27-11/15

6-6:50 pm

8

Don Coven

$71/$81

FDS

Intermediate Ballroom: Ages 16+ Additional combinations will be taught. Must have partner. Fee listed is per couple. PREREQUISITE: BEGINNING BALLROOM.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

48800

Tu: 9/27-11/15

7-7:50 pm

8

Don Coven

$71/$81

OC

NEW! Latin Dance Styles: Ages 16+ Three Latin dance styles will be featured in this series of classes: tango, cha cha, and rumba. Classes will emphasize the basic rhythms, steps, and body positioning for these popular Latin dances. Must have partner. Fee listed is per couple. No class 10/30.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

48802 - TANGO

Su: 9/25-10/23

4-4:50 pm

5

Don Coven

$45/$51

OC

48803 - CHA CHA

Su: 11/6-12/4

4-4:50 pm

5

Don Coven

$45/$51

OC

48844 - RUMBA

Su: 12/11-1/22

4-4:50 pm

5

Don Coven

$45/$51

OC

Swing & Lindy Hop Combo The mix of rhythm and sound from today’s hot new bands will make your feet want to move. It is fun and easy to learn! Couples will rotate partners. Then join us on 6/16 and 7/14 for a live Swing Dance Party at the Amphitheatre. Must have partner. Fee listed is per couple.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

48795

Su: 10/2-12/4

7-7:50 pm

8

Matt Vazquez

$65/$74

OC

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Wedding Dance: Ages 16+ Get ready for that big event by learning the basics of ballroom, Latin, swing and contemporary. Learn how to lead, follow & dip. It’s perfect for anyone going to a wedding. Getting married? Bring your song on tape or CD. Must have partner. Fee listed is per couple. No class 10/30

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

48804

Su: 10/2-11/27

5-5:50 pm

8

Don Coven

$71/$81

OC

48805

Su: 10/2-11/27

6-6:50 pm

8

Don Coven

$71/$81

OC

Adult Fitness Pilates Plus - Core Strength: Ages 16+ This class will help strengthen, condition and tone muscles. Appropriate for all ages and fitness levels. Pilates is very low impact, but gives great results. Instructor: Vicki Culbertson

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-R/NR

Location

48807

M, W: 9/19-10/26

5:30-6:25 pm

$45/$51

FDS

48808

M, W: 10/31-12/7

5:30-6:25 pm

$45/$51

FDS

48809

M, W: 12/12-1/30*

5:30-6:25 pm

$45/$51

FDS

*no class 12/26 or 1/2

Zumba®: Ages 14+ Zumba is the new Latin-inspired dance-fitness class combining fast and slow Latin rhythms that tone and sculpt the body in an aerobic/fitness fashion. Instructor: Marlene Bello

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-R/NR

Location

48810

Tu: 9/27-10/25

5:30-6:20 pm

$32/$36

FDS

48811

Tu: 11/1-11/29

5:30-6:20 pm

$32/$36

FDS

48812

Tu: 12/6-1/3

5:30-6:20 pm

$32/$36

FDS

48813

Sa: 9/17-10/15

10-10:50 am

$32/$36

FDS

48814

Sa: 10/22-11/19

10-10:50 am

$32/$36

FDS

48815

Sa: 11/26-1/7

10-10:50 am

$32/$36

FDS

48816

Tu: 1/10-2/7

5:30-6:20 pm

$32/$36

FDS

48817

Sa: 1/14-2/11

10-10:50 am

$32/$36

FDS

NEW! Dance Stretch: Ages 14+ Combining yoga with traditional stretching exercises to help increase flexibility and promote relaxation. Instructor: Rebecca Somogyi

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-R/NR

Location

49209

Su: 9/25-10/23

1:30-2:20 pm

$33/$37

FDS

49213

Su: 1/8-2/5

1:30-2:20 pm

$33/$37

FDS

NEW! Dance Cardio: Ages 14+ Fun, high energy choreography designed to burn fat to help achieve a lean dancer’s body. Instructor: Rebecca Somogyi

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-R/NR

Location

49211

Su: 9/25-10/23

2:30-3:20 pm

$33/$37

FDS

49210

Su: 1/8-2/5

2:30-3:20 pm

$33/$37

FDS

Drop-In Yoga: Ages 16+ Reduce stress while toning and stretching. Emphasis is on poses and breathing. This class will get you inspired. Appropriate for all ages and fitness levels. No need to pre-register and you can start at any time. Minimum of 6 people needed to hold a class.

Days

Time

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

Monday

6:30 pm

Vicki Culbertson

$4.50 drop-in/12 visit-$48

FDS

Tuesday & Friday

10:00 am

Jill Feinberg

$4.50 drop-in/12 visit-$48

FDS

Wednesday

6:30 pm

Tamela Van Osdol

$4.50 drop-in/12 visit-$48

FDS

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Linda Elegant Huff, Coordinator: 681-2861 or lhuff@peoriaparks.org gentle yoga - yoga Basics: Ages 16+

This series of specialized Yoga classes will focus on stretching, Vinyasana, twist-detox, restorative, core strength, hip openings, and arms. Sign up for 1 session individually or if you sign up for 4 receive a special rate of $25 for residents or $33 for non residents. Instructor: Tonya Pruett Session

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-R/NR

Strength

49183

Su: 10/30

2:00-2:50 pm

$8/$10

Flow

49184

Su: 11/6

2:00-2:50 pm

$8/$10

Twist

49185

Su: 11/13

2:00-2:50 pm

$8/$10

Restorative

49186

Su: 11/20

2:00-2:50 pm

$8/$10

• • • visual Arts • • • Fine Artists - Johnathan Walraven

Ceramics Studio - Johnathan Walraven

Kids Creative Art - Tracey Brownell

Learn techniques and methods of the arts while relaxing and exploring the creative open world of art! Location: Franciscan Rec Complex Min/Max: 6-12 Fee-R/NR: $60/$70

Design your own ceramic pieces by painting, glazing, and firing your work. Location: Franciscan Rec Complex Min/Max: 6-12 Fee-R/NR: $12/$15

Discover and expand your creativity while developing fundamental art skills. Explore painting, drawing, sculpture and printing in this multi-media class. Location: Franciscan Rec Complex Min/Max: 6-12 Fee-R/NR: $12/$15

Code

Age

Day-Date

Time

Code

Age

Day-Date

Time

48975

7+

Th: 10/27

6-7:30 pm

48973

7-12

W: 9/28-11/30

6-6:50 pm

48976

7+

Th: 11/17

6-8 pm

Code

Age

Day-Date

Time

6-7:30 pm

48971

5-7

M: 9/26-11/28

4:30-5:20 pm

48974

13+

W: 9/28-11/30

7-7:50 pm

48977

7+

Th: 12/8

The PPD Art Program is partially funded by a grant from

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Linda Elegant Huff, Coordinator: 681-2861 or lhuff@peoriaparks.org The PPD Drama Program is partially funded by a grant from

Theatre education for Children (TeC) Our teachers meet with students at the school once a week and work on basic acting skills and theatre techniques and produce a short play to be presented at their school. The program culminates with the Annual Drama Festival. The student registration fee is $35 per semester and scholarships are provided to any student with financial need.

TEC

If you are interested in teaching, or would like to find out how to get a program started at your school, contact Linda Elegant Huff at 681-2861. Classes are held after school; 2:00 pm at middle schools and 3:30 pm at primary schools. Registration is taken at the school office. Classes begin the week of September 26.

2011 participating schools 48836

Banner

48828

Charter Oak

48833

Harrison

48872

Trewyn

48837

Dunlap

48841

Hines

48839

Holy Family

48838

St. Philomena

48831

Whittier

48842

Wilder Waite

48840

Woodrow Wilson

48827

Von Steuben

48835

Rolling Acres

48829

Thomas Jefferson

48832

Irving

Auditioning for Musical Theatre: Age 8+

Taught by Cathy Konrad

All the skills you need to know to improve your next audition can be learned in this class which will cover choosing and preparing your monologue, choosing the right song, rehearsing your song, and much more including ‘tips’ to help you succeed. Students are resposible for their own CD with instrumental music on it. Location: Franciscan Rec Complex

Min/Max: 8-30

Code

Day-Date

Time

48969

Th: 9/29-12/8

5:00-6:50 pm

Fee-R/NR: $65/$70

A Brand new Book Club! Adult Book Club (for ages 18+) with Kathryn Creasy • $3/month Drop-In Join our new monthly book club at the Franciscan Recreation Complex on the second Tuesday of each month from 7-8 pm. At the first meeting on September 13 we will discuss “Half Broke Horses” by Jeannette Walls. A full reading list will be given out them. Refreshments will be served. You may donate or exchange the first book with the Mature Adult book club when you are finished. You may also want to read “The Glass Castle” by Jeannette Walls. It is the author’s first memoir and gives the readers better insights into Half Broke Horses.

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Creative Movement Taught by Tracey Brownell We’ve combined the best of both drama and dance into this new class. You will experience choreography, story drama, improvisational and character movement, and self expression. Location: Franciscan Rec Complex Min/Max: 6-12 Fee-R/NR: $60/$70 Code

Age

Day-Date

Time

48925

5-7

Tu: 9/27-11/29

4:30-5:20 pm

49031

8-12

Tu: 9/27-11/29

5:30-6:20 pm


Drama Auditions

Community Children’s Theatre presents

Community Children’s Theatre Community Children’s Theatre will hold auditions for their holiday musical, “Disney’s My Son Pinocchio” directed by Peggy Breaux on Friday, October 28 at 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 29 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church for participants ages 8-18. There is no fee to audition. Performance dates are December 15-18. For more details call 681-2861. There is a $10 fee for cast members.

at Peoria Players Theatre Directed by: Peggy Breaux Dec. 15 • 7:00pm Dec. 16. • 7:00 pm Dec. 17. • 1:30 & 7:00 pm Dec. 18 • 1:30

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VOLUNTEER EVENT! See pg. 78

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children under 12 and seniors Tickets available Nov. 21 at the Glen Oak Pavilion or online at www.artspartners.net

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Linda Elegant Huff, Coordinator: 681-2861 or lhuff@peoriaparks.org vocal Music Technique - Cathy Konrad Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, if you love to sing here is a great opportunity to have fun while learning tips on how to improve your vocal skills and technique. It’s a great way to prepare for musical auditions. Includes group and private lessons. A CD is available to purchase with vocal and instrumental music already chosen. If you would like to bring your own CD you may as long as it is instrumental only, no vocal tracks, & provide a copy for instructor. Location: Franciscan Rec Complex Age: 8+ Min/Max: 8-30 Fee-R/NR: $65/$70

Code

Day-Date

Time

48970

F: 9/30/12/2

6:00-7:30 pm

The PPD Music Program is partially funded by a grant from

Auditioning for Musical Theatre - Cathy Konrad Improve your next audition by covering preparation of a monologue, choosing the right song and more! Students are responsible for bringing their own CD of instrumental music. Location: FRC Age: 8+ Min/Max: 8-30 Fee-R/NR: $65/$70

Code

Day-Date

Time

48969

Th: 9/29-12/8

5:00-6:50 pm

learning to play guitar - Jordan Kirby This easy instruction for beginners will have you playing your favorite songs in no time. You provide your own acoustic guitar. Purchase Mel Bay’s Easy Guitar Chords for $4.95 at Flores Music. Location: Franciscan Rec Complex Min/Max: 3-4 Fee-R/NR: $62/$67

Code

Age

Day-Date

Time

48966

9-14

Tu: 9/27-11/29

5:00-5:55 pm

48967

15+

Tu: 9/27-11/29

6:00-6:55 pm

48968

15+

Tu: 9/27-11/29

7:00-7:55 pm

READY TO REGISTER?? See pages 88-89

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RiverFront Office: 689-3019 Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/riverfrontevents

SEPTEMBER

SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

1

2 Blues Fest - for details visit www.jaytv.com

3 Blues Fest - for details visit www.jaytv.com

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5 Labor Day Picnic Festival Park • 2-7 pm • FREE

6

7

8 LST 325 Ship Docking

9 LST 325 Ship Docking Special Guest TBA • 7:30 pm

10 LST 325 Ship Docking Firefighter’s Street Fest

11 LST 325 Ship Docking

12 LIST 325 Ship Docking

13

14

15

16 Oktoberfest 5-11 pm

17 Oktoberfest Noon-11 pm

18 Oktoberfest 10:30 am-5 pm

19

20

21

22

23

24 Fine Art Fair • 10 am-5 pm

25 Fine Art Fair • 10 am-5 pm

26

27

28

29

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LST 325 Ship Docking (9/8-12)

Oktoberfest (9/16-18)

A piece of US History returns to Peoria’s RiverFront in September. The LST 325 Ship will be docking and open for tours daily from 9am - 5pm from September 8 - 12. The LST (Landing Ship Tank) 325 was part of the largest fleet in history by participating in the D-Day invasion at Omaha Beach. The ship was decommissioned in 1946 and was acquired in 2000 by the USS LST Memorial, Inc who made necessary repairs and later opened it for educational tours starting in 2003.

The Peoria Park District and the German American Central Society are pleased to welcome back the annual German Festival, Oktoberfest for its 15th anniversary! This 3-day event showcases German heritage through song, dance, food, drink, cultural exhibits and much more. Don’t miss the talented German bands and musicians on multiple stages, vendors, and much more! Put on your authentic German attire and head down to the RiverFront for a true cultural experience. For more information, please visit www.peoriagermans.net.

Dates: 9/8-9/12 • Times: 9am-5pm daily Adults: $10 • Kids Ages 6-18: $5 • Kids Under 6: FREE Family Rate (parents w/ minor children): $20 For School Group pricing and scheduling information, please contact Brittany Moldenhauer at bmoldenhauer@ peoriaparks.org or (309) 689-3019.

OCTOBER

Scan our QR code for more information on each event!

SUNDAY, October 2: Walk to End Alzheimer’s • Liberty Park • 2 pm

Reserve the Gateway Building for your next event!

The Gateway Building has become one of Peoria’s prime banquet and conference facilities along the RiverFront. It has several rooms specifically designed for a variety of uses, including seminars, wedding receptions, fundraising events, meetings and other business functions. The Grand Ballroom holds a maximum of 290 guests for a banquet or 440 guests for seminars or conferences. We offer state-of-the-art audio/ visual technology, 3rd floor full-service kitchen, a portable dance floor, bar and podium. The full-length walkout balcony offers a scenic view against the backdrop of the beautiful Illinois River. The second floor seats up to 90 guests banquet style, or 140 guests theater style. Call 494-6713 to set up an appointment!

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Matt Suellentrop, Coordinator • 681-2866 • msuellentrop@peoriaparks.org Little Pint/Pee Wee Soccer

Pee Wee Flag Football

Pee Wee Tennis

This class will provide an introduction to soccer and the fundamentals of passing, shooting, dribbling and shooting. Shinguards are not required but recommended and must be provided by participant. Location: Franciscan Rec Complex Min/Max: 4-12

This class will introduce participants to the sport of football in going over passing, catching, flag pulling, and defense while emphasizing sportsmanship and fun. All equipment is furnished. Location: Franciscan Rec Complex Min/Max: 4-12 Age: 5-6 Fee-R/NR: $30/$35

Join this exciting and fun program that introduces young children to the basics of tennis. Modified equipment is used to bring the game to the level of the participants. All equipment is furnished. Location: Franciscan Rec Complex Min/Max: 4-12 Age: 5-6 Fee-R/NR: $27/$32

Little Pint: Ages 3-4 Fee-R/NR: $27/$32 Code

Day-Date

Time

48999

M: 10/3-11/7*

4:15-5:00 pm

49005

Tu: 11/8-12/6

5:30-6:15 pm

49014

Sa: 10/8-11/5

8:45-9:30 am

49015

Sa: 11/12-12/17** 8:45-9:30 am

49000

M: 11/14-12/12

4:15-5:00 pm

Pee Wee: Ages 5-6 Fee-R/NR: $30/$35 Code

Day-Date

Time

49001 M: 10/3-11/7*

5:00-6:00 pm

49018 Sa: 10/8-11/5

10:15-11:15am

49019

Sa: 11/12-12/17**

49002 M: 11/14-12/12

Code

Day-Date

Time

Code

49006

Tu: 11/8-12/6

6:30-7:30 pm

49011 Tu: 11/8-12/6

Pee Wee Baseball This class will provide an introduction to throwing, catching, hitting and baserunning while emphasizing sportsmanship and fun. Participants should bring a glove as only a limited quantity are available. Location: Franciscan Rec Complex Min/Max: 4-12 Age: 5-6 Fee-R/NR: $27/$32 Code

Day-Date

Time

49010

Th: 11/17-12/22**

4:30-5:30 pm

10:15-11:15am

Pee Wee Floor Hockey

5:00-6:00 pm

Come out for an introduction to hockey where kids learn the fundamentals of shooting, passing, stick handling and defense. All equipment is furnished. Location: Franciscan Rec Complex Min/Max: 4-12 Age: 5-6 Fee-R/NR: $30/$35

Little Pint All Star Sports This class provides an introduction to athletics by covering a new sport each week. We use scaled down equipment and cover the basic rules and skills of basketball, football, baseball, floor hockey and soccer. Location: Franciscan Rec Complex Min/Max: 4-12 Age: 3-4 Fee-R/NR: $27/$32 Code

Day-Date

Time

49008

W: 10/5-11/2

4:00-4:45 pm

49016

Sa: 10/8-11/5

9:30-10:15 am

49009

W: 11/9-12/14**

4:00-4:45 pm

49017

Sa: 11/12-12/17**

9:30-10:15 am

49003

M: 11/14-12/12

6:00-6:45 pm

Code

Day-Date

Time

49020 W: 10/5-11/2

4:45-5:45 pm

49021 W: 11/16-12/21**

4:45-5:45 pm

Volleyball Skills Clinic This entry level class will teach the participants the basics of volleyball including passing, setting, spiking, serving and scoring strategy. Location: Franciscan Rec Complex Min/Max: 4-12 Age: 5-12 Fee-R/NR: $32/$37 Code

Day-Date

Time

49004

M: 10/3-11/7*

6:15-7:15 pm

*No class 10/31 **No class 11/23, 11/24 or 11/26

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Day-Date

Time 4:30-5:15 pm

TENNIS FACILITIES

Courts are used on a first-come, firstserved basis with a 1 hour limit for singles and a 1.5 hour limit for doubles (if other players are waiting) Glen Oak Park Tennis Center (GOP) • 7 Rubico Courts (open in May) • 6 Hard Courts (4 lighted) Lower Glen Oak Park (GOL) • 4 Hard Courts Bradley Park Courts (BP) • 6 Hard Courts Richwoods HS Courts (RHS) • 6 Hard Courts (District #150) Manual High School Courts • 4 Hard Courts (District #150) Charter Oak Park Courts (COP) • 2 Hard Courts (both lighted) John Gwynn Jr. Park • 2 Hard Courts Northtrail Park (NP) • 2 Hard Courts Sommer Park (SP) • 2 Hard Courts

Peoria Tennis Association (PTA) PTA is an organization interested in providing and expanding the opportunities for tennis players. Members receive monthly newsletters detailing round-robins, social events, leagues, tournaments and local tennis news. Events are held year-round with summer events at Glen Oak Park. Annual dues are $12/household (renewed and prorated to April each year). For details, visit peoriatennis.com or write Peoria Tennis Association, PO Box 3331, Peoria IL 61612.


Nick McDuffee, Coordinator • 681-2867 • nmcduffee@peoriaparks.org Youth Basketball Skills Camp

Youth Basketball League

Boys & Girls in grades 1-4 can learn the basics or improve their skills in this instructional program. Players will learn dribbling, passing, shooting, rebounding, and defense, all while maintaining an emphasis on sportsmanship, teamwork, and fun. Skills will be taught through drills, contests, and games. 1st and 2nd graders will use a smaller ball and 8’ basket.

Youth of all ability levels, from the first time hoopster to the backyard superstar, will learn the skills necessary to enjoy the sport of basketball for life. Under the instruction of volunteer coaches, participants will develop techniques, knowledge and strategy with emphasis on fun, sportsmanship and fair play.

Location: Franciscan Rec Complex Min/Max: 7-24 Age: Grades 1-4 Fee-R/NR: $28/$33 Code

Day-Date

Time

Grade 1-2

49491 Tu, Th: 10/4-10/27

5:30-6:30 pm

Grade 3-4

49192 Tu, Th: 10/4-10/27

6:30-7:30 pm

• Practices will be held on Monday and Thursdays for one hour (at 5:30 or 6:30 pm) beginning on the second week. • Games will be played on Saturday mornings at 9, 10 or 11 am at the RiverPlex • Skills Evaluations are mandatory and will take place at Franciscan Rec Complex • Parent-Athlete-Coach (PAC) Meetings are mandatory and will take place at the RiverPlex Min/Max: 10-60 Dates: M, Th, Sa: 11/3-12/26 Fee-R/NR: $58/$63 Code

Grade

Skill Evaluation at FRC

PAC Meeting

49194

1st-2nd

Tu: 11/1, 5:30 pm

Th: 11/3, 5:30 pm

49195

3rd-4th

Tu: 11/1, 6:30 pm

Th: 11/3, 6:30 pm

49196

5th-6th

Tu: 11/1, 6:30 pm

Th: 11/3, 6:30 pm

experience preferred but not required

Would you be able to coach your child’s youth sports team? It’s sure to be a fun and rewarding time. No experience is needed - we’ll provide the training with a FREE ASEP Coaches Clinic. Please complete the information below and return to: Peoria Park District-Athletics Dept., 2218 N. Prospect Road, Peoria, IL 61603-2193 Name Address Phone (home)

(work)

Sport/League You’d Like to Coach

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Teams of two will compete in various challenges based off NBC’s popular TV show. Using your basic household items, competitors will have a minute to complete the challenge. Event format will be based on the number of team entries. For more information, please contact Scott at 681-2868. Age: 16+ Date: Thursday, Dec. 8

Fee-R/NR: $20/$25 per team

Adult Co-Rec Dodgeball The famous playground game is reborn as an exciting new sport of teamwork, strategy and skill. Co-rec teams of 6 to 10 players (with at least 2 female players) will put it all on the line trying to outlast opponents in an atmosphere of safe, friendly, yet fierce competition. Remember, no head shots allowed! Get your teams together! Registration packets are available at the Recreation Office on the second floor of the Glen Oak Pavilion, at Franciscan Rec Complex, at the RiverPlex or online at www.peoriaparks.org. Register now to be a part of the non-stop Dodgeball action! For more information, call Matt at 681-2866. Location: Franciscan Rec Complex Dates: Sundays, starting 10/9 Team Fee-R/NR: $60/$65 Player Fee-R/NR: $10/$15

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Age: 18+ Time: 6-9 pm

Proudly supporting the Peoria Park District 801 W. Birchwood Morton, IL 309-266-2400


S! D R A C ! N O I T AUC LE! RAFF Previous year’s events included items from: Dick Butkus Wayne Gretzky Ferguson Jenkins Tony Hawk Nolan Ryan Stan Musial Carlton Fisk Peyton Manning Jennie Finch Jimmie Johnson Gale Sayers Phil Mickelson Tom Watson Annika Sorenstam Danica Patrick Mario Lemieux Mike Singletary Bruce Weber Patrick Roy President George H. Bush President Jimmy Carter John Travolta Many NASCAR greats, Entertainers, and much more!

14th Annual

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Sunday, November 6

RiverPlex Recreation & Wellness Center Card Show: 10:00 am-3:00 pm • LIVE Auction: 2:00 pm Silent Auction • Raffle Drawing

Special items you don’t want to miss!

$1.00 Admission FREE for Kids 12 & Under A “must show” for any sports enthusiast! Sports card vendors will be set up to buy, sell, or trade their sports cards and collectibles. The live auction will begin at 2:00 pm and includes autographed sports memorabilia and season tickets.

TWO Autographed Baseballs from the 2010 Major League Baseball All-Star Game!

For information on attending, donating items, or setting up a table call 681-2868.

Get Your Raffle Tickets Now! Tickets: $10 - Only 220 Being Sold!

Tickets sold at Glen Oak Park Pavilion or call 681-2868. All proceeds benefit youth sports in Peoria.

1st PRIZE: 2nd PRIZE: 3rd PRIZE:

Choice of Dick Butkus or Aaron Rodgers Autographed Jersey Remaining jersey Tailgate Package (includes portable grill, cooler

SILENT AUCTION – American League ball: Ichiro, Hamilton, Longoria, Price, Crawford, Cabrera, Konerko, Weaver, and more! LIVE AUCTION – National League ball: Holliday, Wainwright, Carpenter, Byrd, Wright, Tulowitzki, Braun, Halladay, and more!

and $30 Alwan & Sons Meat Co. gift card)

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Matt Suellentrop, Coordinator • 681-2866 • msuellentrop@peoriaparks.org 41st Annual Peoria Turkey Trot

Join us rain, shine or snow for Peoria’s oldest running race, a 4-mile run through Detweiller Park. The top two finishers in each division receive a trophy and a turkey, compliments of Kroger. All entrants receive a Turkey Trot t-shirt. A 1/2 mile youth fun-run will take place immediately before the start of the run. Register at the Park District Recreation Office. Code: 49433 Date/Time: Su:11/20 • 1 pm Fee: $16 through 11/16 • $14 for IVS members • $18 for runners registered after 11/16 $2 Youth Fun Run (no t-shirt)

The Turkey Trot is proudly sponsored by:

I.H.S.A. State Cross Country Meet Saturday, 11/5 • 9 am

Peoria’s Detweiller Park will again host the finest high school runners in the state of llinois as they compete for the Class A and AA IHSA State Championships.

Join the sport where no one sits on the bench. This is the style of wrestling used in high schools and college. Members practice and wrestle against others their own size and weight. Participants benefit in gaining greater strength, flexibility and greater self confidence and a sense of achievement. Registration:

Tu: 10/25 at Peoria Central H.S. wrestling room, 6-7 pm

Parent Meeting:

Th: 10/27 with child, 6-7:30 pm (mandatory for all wrestlers)

First practice:

Tu: 11/1, 6-7:30 pm

Practice days:

Tues, Wed & Thurs starting the last week of October and running through March (days & times depend on age)

Fee:

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Nena Hardware 1415 W. Forrest Hill • Peoria

688-9700

QUALITY SERVICE SINCE 1979

Carpet Cleaner Rentals • Commercial Supply Computer Paint Matching Glass Cutting • Keys Cut Knives, Scissors, Mower Blades Sharpened Pipe Cutting & Threading • Propane Available Special Orders • UPS Shipping Center Window & Screen Repair Window Shades Cut


Interim Coordinator: 681-2854 Health & Safety Classes AT A GLANCE We offer a variety of classes that take place in many locations throughout the Peoria community. Special thanks to the many businesses and agencies that host recreation programs. CLASS LOCATIONS • Bicycle Safety Town: 6815 N. Sheridan Rd. • Cookie Shack: 3034 N. Wisconsin • Don’s Music Land/MusiCenter: 7717 N. University #A • Franciscan Rec Complex: 908 Sterling Ave. • Free To Bead: 1311 E. Seiberling, Peoria Heights • Hult Health Center: 5215 N. Knoxville • Jeffrey Alans 4601 N. Sheridan Road • Kellar Central School: 6413 N. Mt. Hawley Rd. • KP Chiropractic: 3322 W. Willow Knolls Dr. • Peoria Fencing Academy: 7726 N. Pioneer Lane • Von Steuben School 801 E. Forrest Hill

Want to Teach a Class? Do you have a hobby or talent you’d like to share? Contact the interim Community Recreation Coordinator at 681-2854. Mini Massage Bring a friend and learn how to help each other reduce body stress. Our licensed massage therapist will teach you what those knotty spots are in your back and neck, and how to soothe those tight muscles. Price is per couple. Location: K.P. Chiropractic Age: 18+ Min/Max: 4-10 Fee-R/NR: $14/$17

Safety Awareness/Self Defense

Beginning Tai Ji for Life

Learn a common sense approach and basic techniques to refine awareness, perception, evaluation and reactions to threatening situations. Wear loose clothing and tennis shoes. Instructor: Ed Catchings Location: Franciscan Rec Complex Age: 14+ Min/Max: 4-10 Fee-R/NR: $40/$48

Through its use of movement and exercise, this class will help relieve stress, improve balance and promote good health. The five element form, which will be taught, is based on a free flowing style and offers relaxation. No class 10/19, 10/26 and 11/2. Location: Hult Health Education Center Age: 16+ Min/Max: 10-25 Fee-R/NR: $29/$34

Code

Day-Date

Time

49275

Sa: 10/1-10/29

10-11 am

The Alexander Technique The Alexander Technique is a practical method for learning to restore our natural coordination and physical skills! The instructor will use hands-on and verbal instruction to gently guide you in everyday movements. You will be surprised how free and easy you can feel as you shed your old unconscious habits of movement. This class is appropriate for all ages in any physical condition. Location: Franciscan Recreation Complex Age: 16+ Min/Max: 3-15 Fee-R/NR: $35/$39 Code

Day-Date

Time

49277

Th: 10/6-10/20

7:15-8:45 pm

Romantic Couples Massage Would you like to add a little extra to your relationship? How about learning the art of a relaxing massage? Our licensed massage therapist will teach you and your partner techniques to relieve stress, and sooth sore muscles. These will also help you connect with your significant other. A wonderfully rewarding evening for anyone attending! Price is per couple. Location: K.P. Chiropractic Age: 18+ Min/Max: 4-10 Fee-R/NR: $26/$32

Code

Day-Date

Time

49280

W: 9/21-11/30

6:30-7:30 pm

Tai Ji for Life: Beyond Beginner This Tai Ji class is for those who have taken the beginner class and want to continue to learn new forms. In this beyond beginner class you will be taught the forms of qi gong, the five elements and work on first circle. No class 10/17, 10/24 and 10/31. Location: Hult Health Education Center Age: 16+ Min/Max: 10-25 Fee-R/NR: $29/$34 Code

Day-Date

Time

49281

M: 9/19-11/28

6:30-7:30 pm

Alternative Health Have you ever been curious about healthy alternatives to add to your lifestyle? The doctors at K.P. Chiropractic will explore chiropractic, acupuncture, massage therapy and other wellness topics. They will discuss how these topics can help you be a healthier person. This class will implement the idea of reaching your optimal health without the use of traditional medicine, drugs or surgical procedures. This class will also be open forum based - if you have any alternative health questions, please feel free to bring them. Location: K.P. Chiropractic Age: 18+ Min/Max: 2-20 Fee-R/NR: $22/$26

Code

Day-Date

Time

Code

Day-Date

Time

49278

Th: 9/15

6-8 pm

Code

Day-Date

Time

49282

W: 10/12

6-7 pm

49279

Tu: 11/15

6-8 pm

49283

Tu: 9/27

6-8 pm

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Craft Classes Hooked on Crochet (Beginner)

Metal Work

Learn basic crochet stitches such as chain, single crochet and double crochet. You’ll leave with an in-depth knowledge of crochet terms and helpful hints. If you wish to do additional work outside of class you can create 7x9 inch rectangles to donate for a ‘Warm Up America’ afghan. You will receive a supply list for this course upon registration. Location: FRC Age: 9+ Min/Max: 5-24 Fee-R/NR: $40/$46

This technique will show off your very own design from start to finish. You will be using copper or silver wire in various shapes and gauges to create this pendant or bracelet. You will be able to stamp, hammer, twist, wrap and add beads for an absolutely unique look. You can even stamp your children’s names or your favorite quote! Free to Bead will have supplies available to purchase. Location: Free to Bead Age: 12+ Min/Max: 3-8 Fee-R/NR: $17/$20

Code

Day-Date

Time

49291

Sa: 9/24-10/29

9-10:30 am

Hooked on Crochet (Intermediate) Students should have a basic knowledge of crochet or have completed a basic crochet class. Granny squares, crochet in a circle, and crocheting with beads will be taught. Additional work outside class is available in creating 7x9 inch rectangles donated for a ‘Warm Up America’ afghan. You will also make a special Christmas gift during this class. You will receive a supply list for this course upon registration. No class 11/26. Location: FRC Age: 9+ Min/Max: 5-24 Fee-R/NR: $40/$46

Code

Day-Date

Time

49293

Sa: 11/5-12/17

9-10:30 am

During this course, students will learn basic knitting stitches such as knit and purl. At the end of the course, students will be able to read a pattern, execute basic stitches and finish a project. Helpful knitting hints will be shared. You will receive a supply list for this course upon registration. Location: FRC Age: 9+ Min/Max: 5-24 Fee-R/NR: $40/$46

Time

49292 Sa: 9/24-10/29 11 am-12:30 pm

1-4 pm

This class will teach you all you need to know to create beautiful strung bracelets, necklaces, and earrings. Free to Bead will provide supplies to purchase. Location: Free to Bead Age: 12+ Min/Max: 3-8 Fee-R/NR: $17/$20

Code

Day-Date

Time

49301

Sa: 10/1

1-4 pm

49302

Sa: 11/5

1-4 pm

49303

Sa: 12/3

1-4 pm

Time

Socks, Socks, Socks Keep your feet nice and toasty all winter long with these socks! Basic knitting skills needed but not required. Such stitches as cast on, knitting in the round, decreasing, working short rows, picking up stitches, binding off, and seamless joining will be used to make socks of all sizes. Supply list provided upon registration. Location: FRC Age: 9+ Min/Max: 5-24 Fee-R/NR: $40/$46

Code

Day-Date

Time

49295 Th: 10/6-11/10 6:30-8 pm

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Time

Sa: 10/29

49294 Sa: 11/5-12/17 11 am-12:30 pm

Knitting for All Levels

Code Day-Date

Students should have a basic knowledge of knitting or crocheting and have completed a beginning class. Knowledge of basic arithmetic will be helpful. Additional practice available outside of class, if desired, will be a 7x9 inch rectangles donated for a ‘Warm Up American’ afghan. You will also make a Christmas gift during this class. You will receive a supply list for this course upon registration. No class 11/26. Location: FRC Age: 9+ Min/Max: 5-24 Fee-R/NR: $40/$46

Day-Date

Day-Date

49300

Basic Beading

Intermediate Knitting

Code

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Bead Stitching Learn this unique style of beading! You will be stitching with seed beads and crystal to design a beautiful bracelet or ring. Learn one of the many seed bead stitches including Peyote, Spiral or right angle weave. Free to Bead will provide supplies to purchase. Location: Free to Bead Age: 12+ Min/Max: 3-8 Fee-R/NR: $17/$20

Code

Day-Date

Time

49305

Sa: 10/15

1-4 pm

49306

Sa: 12/17

1-4 pm


Craft Classes (continued) Woven Rings

Holiday Wreaths

Cake Decorating for Beginners

Learn to use the right angle weave technique to design your own ring made out of Swarovski Crystals. These rings are so beautiful you’ll want several! Location: Free to Bead Age: 12+ Min/Max: 3-8 Fee-R/NR: $17/$20

Brighten up your home with beautiful florals! Learn arrangement and bow techniques and complete a project. You’ll enjoy constructing holiday wreaths to share with friends and family this holiday season! You will receive a supply list for this course upon registration. Location: Jeffrey Alan’s Age: 18+ Min/Max: 6-20 Fee-R/NR: $45/$51

In this beginner’s class you will improve your baking skills and learn recipes for great frosting. Learn to decorate your own cakes with borders, flowers, leaves, side drapes, roses, script writing and more! A supply list will be handed out at the first class. Location: FRC Age: 12+ Min/Max: 5-20 Fee-R/NR: $44/$52

Code

Day-Date

Time

49304

Th: 11/17

6-9 pm

Bow Making Think of all the times you wished you could make a perfect bow! Now is your chance to learn. This class will teach you how to make bows for pews, holiday decorations, corsages, craft projects and more. Instructor will hand out diagrams for future projects. A supply list will be provided upon registration. Location: Jeffrey Alan’s Age: 13+ Min/Max: 5-20 Fee-R/NR: $13/$16

Code

Day-Date

Time

49310

W: 11/2-11/9

6-8:30 pm

Code

Day-Date

Time

49311

M: 9/19-10/17

6-8:30 pm

Advanced Cake Decorating If you enjoyed the first cake class, you’ll love this one, too. Learn fancy flowers and borders, string work, basket weave, fun theme cakes and much more! No cake baking is even necessary. A supply list will be handed out at the first class. Location: FRC Age: 18+ Min/Max: 6-15 Fee-R/NR: $35/$40

Code

Day-Date

Time

Code

Day-Date

Time

49309

W: 10/26

6-8:30 pm

49312

M: 11/7-11/28

6-8:30 pm

Computer Classes Microsoft Word

Microsoft Office This course will cover the basics of three of the most popular components of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel and Power Point. Learn how to create basic documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Students should be proficient with the mouse and comfortable managing Windows. Age: 16+ Location: Von Steuben Computer Lab Min/Max: 4-10 Fee-R/NR: $54/$62

Code

Day-Date

Time

49287

Tu, Th: 10/25-11/3

6-8 pm

Designed as an intermediate class, students will learn more about formatting documents, creating tables, working with templates, and more. Some familiarity with word processing software would be helpful. Students should be proficient with the mouse. Age: 16+ Location: Von Steuben Computer Lab Min/Max: 4-10 Fee-R/NR: $54/$62

Code

Day-Date

Time

49288

Tu, Th: 10/11-10/13

6-8 pm

Microsoft Excel Designed as an intermediate class, students will learn more about creating spreadsheets, formulas, charts, mail merges, and more. Familiarity with spreadsheet software would be helpful. Students should be

proficient with the mouse. Age: 16+ Location: Von Steuben Computer Lab Min/Max: 4-10 Fee-R/NR: $54/$62

Code

Day-Date

Time

49289

Tu, Th: 10/18-10/20

6-8 pm

Working with Clip Art For the user who would like to be more creative with their Word documents, this course will teach you how to insert images, pictures, borders, etc. into your newsletters and other projects. Students should be proficient with the mouse. Age: 16+ Location: Von Steuben Computer Lab Min/Max: 4-10 Fee-R/NR: $54/$62

Code

Day-Date

Time

49290

Tu, Th: 11/29-12/1

6-8 pm

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Cooking Classes

Assorted Topics

Baking with the Boss

Fencing I: Ages 9-14

The Cookie Shack offers this basic baking class where kids will learn what baking supplies and ingredients are needed, how to read recipes, and how to sift dry ingredients. Participants will make their own cookies from a recipe and decorate their own cakes. After completion of the class, children will receive a certificate, a grab bag (with apron, measuring cups/spoons, recipe cards), and Cookie Shack coupons. Location: The Cookie Shack Age: 5-13 Min/Max: 3-10 Fee-R/NR: $36/$43

Do you want the mind of a chess player, the face of a poker player, the flexibility of a gymnast, and the hand-eye coordination of a video game master? Vanquish your opponent in this fun, yet controlled, safe environment. No prior knowledge is needed. You will learn the proper techniques, conditioning exercises and footwork drills of the Olympic Sport of Fencing. Location: Peoria Fencing Academy Min/Max: 4-14 Fee-R/NR: $75/$82

Code

Day-Date

Time

49198

Sa: 9/24

1-3 pm

49199

Sa: 10/1

1-3 pm

49200

Sa: 10/15

1-3 pm

49201

Sa: 10/29

1-3 pm

49202

Sa: 11/12

1-3 pm

49203

Sa: 11/19

1-3 pm

49204

Sa: 12/3

1-3 pm

49205

Sa: 12/10

1-3 pm

Code

Day-Date

Time

49370

Tu: 10/4-10/25

5:30-6:30 pm

49372

W: 10/5-10/26

5:30-6:30 pm

49374

Th: 10/6-10/27

5:30-6:30 pm

49371

Tu: 11/1-11/22

5:30-6:30 pm

49373

W: 11/2-11/30* 5:30-6:30 pm

49375

Th: 11/3-12/1** 5:30-6:30 pm *no class 11/23 **no class 11/24

Musketeers: Ages 5-8 Play games that develop coordination, balance, speed, sportsmanship, along with blade work and footwork. Each weapon type will be introduced and proper fencing techniques will be taught. Lots of games are included to make this class FUN! Location: Peoria Fencing Academy Min/Max: 3-10 Fee-R/NR: $75/$82

Fencing I: Ages 14+ Do you want the mind of a chess player, the face of a poker player, the flexibility of a gymnast, and the hand-eye coordination of a video game master? Vanquish your opponent in this fun, yet controlled, safe environment. No prior knowledge is needed. You will learn the proper techniques, conditioning exercises and footwork drills of the Olympic Sport of Fencing. Location: Peoria Fencing Academy Min/Max: 4-14 Fee-R/NR: $75/$82

Code

Day-Date

Time

Code

Day-Date

Time

49367

Sa: 10/1-10/22

10-11 am

49359

Tu: 10/4-10/25

7-8 pm

49368

M: 10/3-10/24

5-6 pm

49360

Th: 10/6-10/27

7-8 pm

49369

Sa: 10/29-11/19

10-11 am

49361

Tu: 11/1-11/22

7-8 pm

49382

M: 11/7-11/28

5-6 pm

49362

Th: 11/3-12/1*

7-8 pm *no class 11/24

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Assorted Topics (continued)

Basketball for Youth

Staging Your Home

Magic I

Whether you are looking to sell your home or create a better living space, this is the class for you! A session with this Accredited Staging Professional Master will show you how to stage your home for both top dollar and for everyday living. Learn the professional tips, tricks, and techniques that will make your home more organized and appealing. Staged homes not only sell faster they also make loving your home for the long haul easy! Age: 18+ Location: Franciscan Rec Complex Fee-R/NR: $18/$22 Min/Max: 5-15

Led by professional magician Greg Joyce, you’ll learn how to perform a wide variety of magic with playing cards, money, rope and other common items. Includes classic effects of magic such as Cups and Balls, Hot Rods and Magic Paddles, Cut and Restored Rope, mind reading effects, as well as several entertaining card and rope effects. Soon you’ll be amazing your friends and family! All supplies and a class handbook are included. No class 11/26. Age: 9-16 Location: Bicycle Safety Town Fee-R/NR: $35/$39 Min/Max: 3-10

Lessons emphasize individual skill development and game play. Suitable for beginning players. Players are matched by height and ability. Bring your own ball for skill instruction and shooting practice. A limited number of basketballs will be available at class. Tuesday class held at Von Steuben; Wednesday class held at Kellar Central. Age: 8-12 Min/Max: 10-14 Fee-R/NR: $30/$35

Code

Day-Date

Time

49357

Tu: 11/1-12/6

6:20-7:55 pm

49347

W: 11/2-12/14* 6:20-7:55 pm *no class 11/23

Code

Day-Date

Time

Code

Day-Date

Time

Basketball for Youth Extra

49352

Th: 9/29

6-8:30 pm

49358

Sa: 10/29-12/3

49353

M: 10/24

6-8:30 pm

10:30 am12:15 pm

49354

Tu: 12/6

6-8:30 pm

Lessons emphasize the development of intermediate skills, shooting ability and game play. Participants should have some previous experience with basic skills. Players are matched by height and ability. Bring your own basketball for skill instruction and shooting practice. A limited number of basketballs will be available at class. Tuesday class held at Von Steuben; Wednesday class held at Kellar Central. Age: 8-12 Min/Max: 10-14 Fee-R/NR: $15/$18

Class locations and addresses are found on page 57

READY TO REGISTER?? See pages 88-89

Code

Day-Date

Time

49348

Tu: 1/10-1/24

6:20-7:55 pm

49349

W: 1/11-1/25

6:20-7:55 pm

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taught by Maureen Murphy-Eaton Children Beginner Piano: Age 5-7 & 8-13

Beginner Piano Mini-Mester

Adult Piano Mini-Mester: Age 14+

Students will learn keyboard/piano playing in an enjoyable way through creative activities, note reading, ear training, theory, rhythm, finger coordination, solo and ensemble playing, and music history. There will be a Performance Day on 12/6 or 12/7 for family and friends. Location: Don’s Music Land. Min/Max: 4-10 Fee-R/NR: $88/$97 Age: 5-7

Looking for a shortened introduction to piano, or just need to brush up on what you’ve learned? This 2 week class is for you! Location: Don’s Music Land. Age: 5-13 Min/Max: 4-10 Fee-R/NR: $22/$27 Age: 5-7

Keep learning or brush up on your skills with this 2 week course geared toward adults. Location: Don’s Music Land. Min/Max: 4-10 Fee-R/NR: $22/$27

Code

Day-Date

Time

49252

Tu: 1/3-1/10

4-4:50 pm

Age: 8-13

Code

Day-Date

Time

Code

Day-Date

Time

49250

Tu: 9/27-12/6*

4-4:50 pm

49257

W: 1/4-1/11

4-4:50 pm

*no class 11/22

Intermediate Piano Mini-Mester

Age: 8-13

Looking for a shortened introduction to piano, or just need to brush up on what you’ve 49254 W: 9/28-12/7* 4-4:50 pm learned? This 2 week class is for you! *no class 11/23 Location: Don’s Music Land. Age: 5-13 Min/Max: 4-10 Fee-R/NR: $22/$27 Age: 5-7 Adult Beginner & Intermediate Piano

Code

Day-Date

Time

Learn finger coordination, hand positions, rhythm, note values, treble and bass clef notes, terms, theory, and music history. Location: Don’s Music Land. Age: 14+ Min/Max: 4-10 Fee-R/NR: $88/$97

Code

Day-Date

Time

49256

W: 9/28-12/7*

6-6:50 pm

Code

Day-Date

Time

49253

Tu: 1/3-1/10

5-5:50 pm

Code

Day-Date

Time

49258

W: 1/4-1/11

5-5:50 pm

Age: 8-13

*no class 11/23

PIANOS ARE AVAILABLE TO RENT AT DON’S MUSIC LAND!

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Code

Day-Date

Time

49259

W: 1/4-1/11

6-6:50 pm

Children Intermediate Piano: Ages 5-13 Students will learn keyboard/piano playing in an enjoyable way through creative activities, note reading, ear training, theory, rhythm, finger coordination, solo and ensemble playing, and music history. There will be a Performance Day on 12/6 or 12/7 for family and friends. Fee-R/NR: $88/$97 Location: Don’s Music Land. Min/Max: 4-10 Age: 5-7

Code

Day-Date

Time

49251

Tu: 9/27-12/6*

5-5:50 pm *no class 11/22

Age: 8-13

Code

Day-Date

Time

49255

W: 9/28-12/7*

5-5:50 pm *no class 11/23


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Upcoming Events at the RiverPlex Peoria Mother of Twins Fall Clothing & Equipment Sale

Robert Morris University Women’s Volleyball Home Games

Saturday, 8/27 • 8am-12pm • $1 Come get the best deals on everything from large equipment, strollers, clothes, toys, bikes, beds, shoes and much much more! NOW ACCEPTING CREDIT CARDS! For more information about the sale or the Mother of Twins Club please visit www. peoriamothersoftwins.org.

9/15 vs. Monmouth College, 7 pm 10/6 vs. Indiana University NW, 7 pm 10/7 vs. Springfield, 6:30 pm 10/15 vs. Eureka, 2 pm 10/28 vs. Lindenwood University, 6 pm Go to robertmorris.edu for more details.

9th Annual Walk for the Mind

Saturday, 10/15 • 9 am-12 pm This family friendly event will include a 3k walk, a silent auction and children’s activities including face painting, balloon designs, and much more. All are invited to join us at this unique event. Last year the event raised over $28,000.00! for the Children’s Hospital of Illinois Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Registration, games & silent auction begin at 9am. Walk begins at 10am. For more information please visit www. childrenshospitalofil.org

Saturday, 9/24 • 9:20 am The Mark Linder Walk for the Mind is a one mile walk to support brain tumor research and to raise awareness of brain tumors and their impact on those in Central Illinois. Please visit www.marklinderwalkforthemind.com or contact Peggy at 309-9253919 or e-mail her at Walk4theMind@ yahoo.com for more information.

Crittenton Centers Family Fun Night Thursday, 9/29 • 5:30-7:30 pm This event is free for families. Kids of all ages are welcome!

5th Annual Small Wonders Miracle Walk

Peoria Park District Sports Auction

Sunday, 11/6 • See page 55 for details! Card Show: 10am-3pm • Live Auction: 2pm Walk to Remember Sports card vendors will be set up to buy, sell or trade their sports cards and collectSaturday, 10/1 10 am Registration, 11 am Start ibles. Proceeds benefit Peoria Park District Please join us for this one mile walk and Youth Sports. $1.00 admission, kids 12 & memorial service along the beautiful Peoria under free. Riverfront, to honor the memory of beloved children who died due to pregnancy Home Party Bazaar loss, stillbirth or infant death. Everyone is Saturday, 11/19 • 9 am-2 pm invited to come celebrate and remember. Get a jump on your Holiday shopping by For details or to register call (309) 566-8234 attending the Home Party Bazaar. This or email www.peoriasharewalk.com. event will host homemade businesses, 2 hour party companies and Peoria Area SerRolling on the Riverwalk: vices. Admission is FREE and so is PARKING.

Wheel-A-Thon

Saturday, 10/8 • Check-In at 9 am Advocates for Access will hold their 3rd Annual Wheel-A-Thon Fundraiser and Disability Awareness event at the RiverPlex along Peoria’s RiverFront. Check-in begins at 9am. For details call 682-3500 or visit www.advocatesforaccess.com Participants and teams must pre-register.

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Please visit www.riverplex.org for a complete list of bazaar companies. If you would like more information on being a company present at the bazaar please call Andrea Steffens at 282-1508 or e-mail at asteffens@peoriaparks.org Code to register is 49227, $50 fee covers an 8 foott table and advertising. If you would like an extra 8 foot table please register for code 49228, fee is $15 for the extra table. No outside tables allowed at your booth.

Jingle Bell Run 5K Run/Walk Saturday, 12/3 • Race begins at 8 am Jingle Bell Run/Walk is a fun and festive way to kick off your holidays by helping others! Wear a holiday themed costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. Run or walk a 5 kilometer route with your team members and celebrate the season by giving.

Reach Your Weight Loss Goal The team at the OSF Saint Francis Weight Loss Center can help. Non-Surgical Options • Personal Coaching • Learn Program for Weight Management • HMR™ Program for Weight Management (meal replacement) 282-1612 Surgical Weight Loss Options

• Gastric Bypass • Laparoscopic Adjustable Band • Duodenal Switch

282-1614


Women’s Sunday Volleyball Leagues

Fall Indoor Co-Ed Volleyball Leagues

Starts September 11. Game times are 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00 pm. Limited to 24 teams.

Begins September 6 and 7. Game times are 5:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm and 8:30pm

* You can sign up by emailing dbranyan@peoriaparks.org. Please include names, emails and cells and a team name (changes can be made through the 2nd week of the league season). You will be registered when you receive a confirmation email. Teams that played in the previous session will have 1st priority. New teams will then be accepted from a waiting list.

Work out one, two or three times a week with a group led by several trainers for challenging, full body weight training workouts. These classes will get your heart racing, your blood pumping, and keep your motivational levels high. Modifications will be provided to accommodate people of any fitness level. Dates: September 12-October 22 Mondays 5:45-6:45am or 5:30-6:30pm Thursdays 5:45-6:45am or 5:30-6:30pm Saturdays 9:00-10:00am 3 times/week: members $125/nonmembers $150 2 times/week: members $99/nonmembers $115 1 time/week: members $60/nonmembers $75 Contact Amber Parkinson at 309-282-1543 or aparkinson@peoriaparks.org for details. Register at the RiverPlex front desk.

Code

Day-Date

49214

F: 12/23

49215

M: 12/26

49216

Tu: 12/27

49217

W: 12/28

49218

Th: 12/29

49219

F: 12/30

49220

M: 1/2

49221

Tu: 1/3

49222

W: 1/4

49223

Th: 1/5

49224

F: 1/6

49225

M: 1/9

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600 NE Water Street • 282-1531 supervisor of aquatics Sue Wheeler: swheeler@peoriaparks.org Admission Members swim at NO charge. Admission for non-members: Child 2 & under Free when accompanied by a paid adult

Child (3-12 years) Adult (13-61 years) Senior (62 & up) Spectator

$5 $7 $5 $2

Lap Pool Hours Swim laps in our 25-yard pool or relax in the whirlpool overlooking the river! Lap Swim punch cards good for 10 admissions may be purchased for $50. Mon-Thurs 5 am-8 pm *Adults only, M-F 8-10 pm Sat & Sun 7 am-7 pm *Ages 17+ only

Groups of 15 or more may qualify for special group rates. Call 282-1531 to make reservations.

Splash Pool/Open Swim Hours Enjoy our 2 story waterslide, lazy river, splash equipment and zero-depth pool. Fall Schedule - begins Aug. 29 Mon-Fri 5-8 pm Sat & Sun 12-7 pm Holiday Open Swim Schedule 9/5: Labor Day 12-6 pm 11/23: Thanksgiving 12-8 pm 11/24: Thanksgiving 10 am-12 pm 11/25: Thanksgiving 12-8 pm 12/23: Holiday Break 12-8 pm 12/24: Christmas Eve 12-2 pm 12/25: Christmas Day CLOSED 12/26-30: Holiday Break 12-8 pm 12/31-1/1: New Year’s 12-4 pm

Please Note • Children 10 years and younger must be accompanied by a parent/guardian (17+) outside of open swim hours • During open hours, children 7 and under must be accompanied by a parent/guardian (17+) in the pool area. Children 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult in the water at all times. • The whirlpool is for ages 17 & up. • We reserve the right to use 2 lanes of the lap pool during swim lessons at the following times: Tu & Th: 5-7:45 pm and Sa: 9-11:15 am Brownies/Girl Scouts or Cub Scouts/Boy Scouts Bring your troop in for an afternoon of fun at a special rate of $3 per child. For an additional $2 per child, our instructors will

Adult Learn to Swim Beginner This class is for adults who are not afraid of the water, but need to learn basic swimming skills. Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-M/R/NR

49036

Tu, Th: 9/6-9/29

7:10-7:40 pm

$31/$35/$41

49037

Tu, Th: 10/4-10/27

7:10-7:40 pm

$31/$35/$41

49038

Tu, Th: 11/1-11/29

7:10-7:40 pm

$31/$35/$41

49040

Th, Tu: 12/1-12/13

7:10-7:40 pm

$17/$19/$23

Terrified of Water This adult Learn to Swim is taught in the class section of the lap pool in a small group setting. The instructor will help you deal with fears about the water while teaching you basic swimming skills, such as front and back floats and freestyle stroke. Fee-M/R/NR: $17/$19/$23 Code

Day-Date

Time

Adult Learn to Swim Intermediate

49166

Tu: 9/6-9/27

7:45-8:15 pm

Participants should be able to swim 100 yards on their front and back. We will work on front and back crawl, endurance levels and other strokes as needed.

49167

Tu: 10/4-10/25

7:45-8:15 pm

49168

Tu: 11/1-11/22

7:45-8:15 pm

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-M/R/NR

49041

Tu, Th: 9/6-9/29

6:35-7:05 pm

$31/$35/$41

49042

Tu, Th: 10/4-10/27

6:35-7:05 pm

$31/$35/$41

49043

Tu, Th: 11/1-11/29

6:35-7:05 pm

$31/$35/$41

49044

Th, Tu: 12/1-12/13

6:35-7:05 pm

$17/$19/$23

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help your troop earn their swim badges. Please call 282-1531 for available times. PreSchool Splash: Ages 1-5 begins september 6 Join us for this parent-child program in the leisure pool through May 13. Children enjoy the splash features & play stations with a parent or guardian who swims with them. M-F 10-11:30 am Fee-M/R/NR: FREE/$3/$3 AquaPlex Birthdays see page 80-81 Private Rentals Held after open hours, your group has exclusive rights to the Aquatic Center! Call 282-1531 for rates. Home School Swim Program: Ages 5-16 Your child will receive a swim lesson and also enjoy splash time with other children in our leisure pool. Min/Max: 10-30 Fee-M/R/NR: $24/$26/$28

Code

Day-Date

Time

49206

Tu: 10/4-10/25

2:30-4:00 pm

49207

Tu: 11/1-11/22

2:30-4:00 pm

Bobbing for Pumpkins

Come swim with ghosts and goblins while bobbing for pumpkins. Enjoy a special 45 minute swim time and then paint your own pumpkin to take home. Age: 6-12 Fee-M/R/NR: $9/$10/$12

Code

Day-Date

Time

49208

F: 10/21

6:00-7:30 pm


FEES: M = RiverPlex Members R = Park District Residents • NR = Non-Residents

Exploration 1: Ages 6-24 months This class is for infants and adults to enjoy together in the comfort of the warm water pool. An instructor will lead the group through a series of developmentally appropriate water activities.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-M/R/NR

49089

Tu, Th: 9/6-9/29

6:35-7:05 pm

$29/$33/$37

49090

Tu, Th: 10/4-10/27

6:35-7:05 pm

$29/$33/$37

49091

Tu, Th: 11/1-11/29

6:35-7:05 pm

$29/$33/$37

49098

Th, Tu: 12/1-12/13

6:35-7:05 pm

$15/$17/$19

49093

Sa: 9/10-10/1

10:30-11 am

$15/$17/$19

49097

Sa: 10/8-10/29

10:30-11 am

$15/$17/$19

49096

Sa: 11/5-11/26

10:30-11 am

$15/$17/$19

49099

Sa: 12/10-12/17

10:30-11 am

$8/$9/$10

Exploration 2: Ages 24 months-3 years This class is for toddlers and adults to enjoy and learn together in the comfort of the warm water pool. An instructor will lead the adults through different swim exercises and activities to promote independent swimming.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-M/R/NR

49151

Tu, Th: 10/4-10/27

5:30-6:00 pm

$31/$35/$41

49152

Tu, Th: 11/1-11/29

5:30-6:00 pm

$31/$35/$41

49153

Sa: 9/10-10/1

10:30-11:10 am

$22/$25/$29

49154

Sa: 10/8-10/29

10:30-11:10 am

$22/$25/$29

49155

Sa: 11/5-12/3

10:30-11:10 am

$22/$25/$29

49156

Sa: 12/10-12/17

10:30-11:10 am

$22/$25/$29

49165

Th, Tu: 12/1-12/13

5:30-6:00 pm

$17/$19/$21

Journey 1: Ages 4-7 This course is for children who are comfortable in the water and have some water experience. The focus will be on floating, kicking, breathing, and beginner strokes. These courses fill quickly!

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-M/R/NR

49108

Tu, Th: 9/6-9/29

6:00-6:30 pm

$31/$35/$41

49109

Tu, Th: 10/4-10/27

6:00-6:30 pm

$31/$35/$41

49110

Tu, Th: 11/1-11/29

6:00-6:30 pm

$31/$35/$41

49111

Tu, Th: 9/6-9/29

7:10-7:40 pm

$31/$35/$41

49112

Tu, Th: 10/4-10/27

7:10-7:40 pm

$31/$35/$41

49113

Tu, Th: 11/1-11/29

7:10-7:40 pm

$31/$35/$41

49122

Th, Tu: 12/1-12/13

7:10-7:40 pm

$17/$19/$23

49124

Th, Tu: 12/1-12/13

6:00-6:30 pm

$17/$19/$23

49114

Sa: 9/10-10/1

9:00-9:40 am

$22/$25/$29

49115

Sa: 9/10-10/1

9:45-10:25 am

$22/$25/$29

Voyagers: Age 3

49116

Sa: 9/10-10/1

10:30-11:10 am

$22/$25/$29

This is an introduction to swimming for toddlers who have attended Exploration 1 and/or Exploration 2 and been promoted into this class. Participants will learn water independence, basic water movement, and floats in the warm water pool. Adults are not required to enter the water with their child.

49117

Sa: 10/8-10/29

9:00-9:40 am

$22/$25/$29

49118

Sa: 10/8-10/29

9:45-10:25 am

$22/$25/$29

49119

Sa: 10/8-10/29

10:30-11:10am

$22/$25/$29

Fee-M/R/NR

49120

Sa: 11/5-12/3

9:00-9:40 am

$22/$25/$29

Sa: 11/5-12/3

9:45-10:25 am

$22/$25/$29

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-M/R/NR

49101

Tu, Th: 9/6-9/29

7:10-7:40 pm

$29/$33/$37

49102

Tu, Th: 10/4-10/27

7:10-7:40 pm

$29/$33/$37

49103

Tu, Th: 11/1-11/29

7:10-7:40 pm

$29/$33/$37

49106

Th, Tu: 12/1-12/13

7:10-7:40 pm

$11/$13/$19

49100

Sa: 9/10-10/1

9:45-10:15 am

$15/$17/$19

49104

Sa: 10/8-10/29

9:45-10:15 am

$15/$17/$19

49105

Sa: 11/5-12/3

9:45-10:15 am

$15/$17/$19

49107

Sa: 12/10-12/17

9:45-10:15 am

$8/$9/$10

Code

Day-Date

Time

49169

Tu: 9/6-9/27

5:30-6:00 pm

$17/$19/$23

49121

49170

Tu: 10/4-10/25

5:30-6:00 pm

$17/$19/$23

49123

Sa: 11/5-12/3

10:30-11:10 am

$22/$25/$29

Sa: 12/10-12/17

10:30-11:10am

$11/$13/$15

49171

Tu, Th: 9/6-9/29

6:35-7:05 pm

$31/$35/$41

49125

49172

Tu, Th: 10/4-10/27

6:35-7:05 pm

$31/$35/$41

49126

Sa: 12/10-12/17

9:45-10:25 am

$11/$13/$15

49127

Sa: 12/10-12/17

9:00-9:40 am

$11/$13/$15

49173

Tu, Th: 11/1-11/29

6:35-7:05 pm

$31/$35/$41

49174

Sa: 9/10-10/1

9:45-10:15 am

$17/$19/$23

49175

Sa: 10/8-10/29

9:45-10:15 am

$17/$19/$23

49179

Sa: 11/5-12/3

9:45-10:15 am

$17/$19/$23

49180

Tu: 11/1-11/22

5:30-6:00 pm

$17/$19/$23

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-M/R/NR

49181

Tu: 12/6-12/13

5:30-6:00 pm

$17/$19/$23

49129

Tu, Th: 9/6-9/29

6:00-6:30 pm

$31/$35/$41

49182

Th, Tu: 12/1-12/13

6:35-7:05 pm

$17/$19/$23

49130

Tu, Th: 10/4-10/27

6:00-6:30 pm

$31/$35/$41

49131

Tu, Th: 11/1-11/29

6:00-6:30 pm

$31/$35/$41

49132

Th, Tu: 12/1-12/13

6:00-6:30 pm

$17/$19/$23

49135

Sa: 9/10-10/1

9:00-9:40 am

$22/$25/$29

49136

Sa: 10/8-10/29

9:00-9:40 am

$22/$25/$29

Pre-Journey 1: Ages 4-7 This class is for children who have had NO swimming experience or who may be timid in getting into the water.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-M/R/NR

49150

Tu, Th: 9/6-9/29

5:30-6:00 pm

$31/$35/$41

Journey 2: Ages 4-7 Children MUST know how to float, glide and kick by themselves and have a basic stroke. They will learn freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke.

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FEES: M = RiverPlex Members R = Park District Residents • NR = Non-Residents Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-M/R/NR

49139

Sa: 11/5-12/3

9:00-9:40 am

$22/$25/$29

49137

Sa: 12/10-12/17

9:00-9:40 am

$11/$13/$15

49138

Sa: 9/10-10/1

11:15-11:50 am

$22/$25/$29

49128

Sa: 10/8-10/29

11:15-11:50 am

$22/$25/$29

49140

Sa: 11/5-12/3

11:15-11:50 am

$22/$25/$29

49141

Sa: 12/10-12/17

11:15-11:50 am

$11/$13/$15

Discovery 3: Ages 7-15 Participants should be able to swim one length of the pool and will continue to work on skills from the previous level. Participants will learn breaststroke, backstroke and start building their endurance. Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-M/R/NR

49080

Tu, Th: 9/6-9/29

5:30-6:00 pm

$31/$35/$41

49081

Tu, Th: 10/4-10/27

5:30-6:00 pm

$31/$35/$41

49082

Tu, Th: 11/1-11/29

5:30-6:00 pm

$31/$35/$41

49083

Sa: 9/10-10/1

8:20-9:00 am

$22/$25/$29

49084

Sa: 10/8-10/29

8:20-9:00 am

$22/$25/$29

Journey 3: Ages 4-7

49085

Sa: 11/5-11/26

8:20-9:00 am

$22/$25/$29

Children MUST know how to float, glide and kick by themselves and have a basic stroke. They will learn freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke.

49086

Th, Tu: 12/1-12/13

5:30-6:00 pm

$17/$19/$23

49088

Sa: 12/10-12/17

8:20-9:00 am

$11/$13/$15

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-M/R/NR

49142

Tu, Th: 9/6-9/29

6:00-6:30 pm

$31/$35/$41

49143

Tu, Th: 10/4-10/27

6:00-6:30 pm

$31/$35/$41

49144

Tu, Th: 11/1-11/29

6:00-6:30 pm

$31/$35/$41

49145

Sa: 9/10-10/1

9:00-9:40 am

$22/$25/$29

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-M/R/NR

49146

Sa: 10/8-10/29

9:00-9:40 am

$22/$25/$29

49058

Tu, Th: 9/6-9/29

7:10-7:40 pm

$31/$35/$41

49147

Sa: 11/5-12/3

9:00-9:40 am

$22/$25/$29

49059

Tu, Th: 10/4-10/27

7:10-7:40 pm

$31/$35/$41

49148

Tu, Th: 12/3-12/12

6:00-6:30 pm

$17/$19/$23

49060

Tu, Th: 11/1-11/29

7:10-7:40 pm

$31/$35/$41

49149

Sa: 12/10-12/17

9:00-9:40 am

$11/$13/$15

49061

Sa: 9/10-10/1

11:15-11:50 am

$22/$25/$29

49062

Sa: 10/8-10/29

11:15-11:50 am

$22/$25/$29

49063

Sa: 11/5-12/3

11:15-11:50 am

$22/$25/$29

Discovery 1: Ages 7-15 This course is for children who have little or no experience in the water. They will learn water adjustment, breathing, floating, kicking and basic strokes.

Challenge Novice: Ages 7-15 This class is for children who know basic freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke. They will work on developing these strokes, adding endurance and elementary backstroke, butterfly and sidestroke.

Challenge Advanced: Ages 7-15

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-M/R/NR

49064

Tu, Th: 9/6-9/29

6:00-6:30 pm

$31/$35/$41

49065

Tu, Th: 10/4-10/27

6:00-6:30 pm

$31/$35/$41

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-M/R/NR

49066

Tu, Th: 11/1-11/29

6:00-6:30 pm

$31/$35/$41

49049

Tu, Th: 9/6-9/29

7:10-7:40 pm

$31/$35/$41

49067

Sa: 9/10-10/1

9:00-9:40 am

$22/$25/$29

49045

Tu, Th: 10/4-10/27

7:10-7:40 pm

$31/$35/$41

49068

Sa: 10/8-10/29

9:00-9:40 am

$22/$25/$29

49046

Tu, Th: 11/1-11/29

7:10-7:40 pm

$31/$35/$41

49069

Sa: 11/5-12/3

9:00-9:40 am

$22/$25/$29

49047

Sa: 9/10-10/1

11:15-11:50 am

$22/$25/$29

49070

Th, Tu: 12/1-12/13

6:00-6:30 pm

$11/$13/$15

49048

Sa: 10/8-10/29

11:15-11:50 am

$22/$25/$29

49071

Sa: 12/10-12/17

9:00-9:40 am

$11/$13/$15

49050

Sa: 11/5-12/3

11:15-11:50 am

$22/$25/$29

49051

Th, Tu: 12/1-12/13

7:10-7:40 pm

$17/$19/$23

Discovery 2: Ages 7-15 Children MUST know how to float, glide, kick and have basic stroke knowledge. They will learn freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke.

Must know the backstroke, butterfly and sidestroke. Will develop these strokes with turns, competitive starts and safety skills.

Challenge Expert: Ages 7-15 Participants should be able to swim one length of the pool and will continue to work on skills from the previous level. Participants will learn breaststroke, backstroke and start building their endurance.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-M/R/NR

49077

Tu, Th: 9/6-9/29

6:35-7:05 pm

$31/$35/$41

49072

Tu, Th: 10/4-10/27

6:35-7:05 pm

$31/$35/$41

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-M/R/NR

49073

Tu, Th: 11/1-11/29

6:35-7:05 pm

$31/$35/$41

49055

Tu, Th: 9/6-9/29

5:30-6:00 pm

$31/$35/$41

49074

Sa: 9/10-10/1

9:45-10:25 am

$22/$25/$29

49056

Tu, Th: 10/4-10/27

5:30-6:00 pm

$31/$35/$41

49075

Sa: 10/8-10/29

9:45-10:25 am

$22/$25/$29

49057

Sa: 9/10-10/1

8:20-9:00 am

$22/$25/$29

49076

Sa: 11/5-12/3

9:45-10:25 am

$22/$25/$29

49052

Sa: 10/8-10/29

8:20-9:00 am

$22/$25/$29

49078

Th, Tu: 12/1-12/13

6:35-7:05 pm

$17/$19/$23

49053

Sa: 11/5-12/3

8:20-9:00 am

$22/$25/$29

49079

Sa: 12/10-12/17

9:45-10:25 am

$11/$13/$15

49054

Th, Tu: 11/1-11/29

5:30-6:00 pm

$31/$35/$41

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415 W. Richmond (next to Central High School) • 686-3370 AT A GLANCE This indoor aquatic facility includes an eight lane pool with separate diving well, a large open observatory balcony and fully equipped fitness center. SUPERVISOR OF AQUATICS Sue Wheeler: swheeler@peoriaparks.org SWIMMING INFORMATION PUBLIC SWIM: 9/11-12/18 Sunday 12:00-2:00 pm ADULT LAP SWIM (Fee: $1.50) Sunday 11:00 am-12:00 pm Mon-Fri 5:30-7:30 am Saturday 7:00-8:30 am

Fitness Center The upper balcony of Central Park Pool contains a moderately-sized fitness center featuring: • Universal Weight Machines • Lifecycles with Racing Network • Nautilus • Free Weights • Norditrac • Treadmills & Stairmasters The fitness center is open to those 18 & older or to those with parental supervision. Mon-Fri 6-7:30 am and 5-7 pm Sat 9 am-12 pm Sun 11 am-2 pm Fee-R/NR: $40/$50 per season (9/1-12/29)

(beginning 9/10)

ADMISSION FEES Juniors (under 12) $1.50 Adults (13+) $2.00 Seniors (65+) $1.50 Family $4.50 (2 adults, 3 kids) SEASON TICKETS Purchase a season swim pass and save yourself some money on adult lap swims and open swims. Season Fee-R/NR Sept 1-Dec 30 $40/$55 GROUP DISCOUNTS Groups of 10 or more are admitted to any public swim for 25¢ off regular admission each. Reservations needed. STUDY & SWIM Study hard and swim free! If you show us an “A” on your report card, we will give you a FREE pass to any public swim. Limit of 1 pass per grading session. BIRTHDAY PARTIES See pg. 80-81

WATCH FOR DETAILS: Tri-Athlete Swim Clinic

Saturday, 9/17 • 12-2 pm • Central Park Pool This clinic is an Intro to swimming for NEW Triathletes.

Saturday Morning Triathlete Swim Stroke Development This class will focus on swimming technique development. This class will be held on Saturdays Sept. 24 - Oct. 15 from 6:30-7:30 am, at Central Park Pool.

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Carl Cannon, Supervisor: 589-5923 • www.eliteyp.org The Youth Outreach and Intervention Department (YOID) of the Peoria Park District provides a presentation series which serves as the cornerstone upon which all PPD Youth Outreach programming is built. This two-phase in-school and community based program stresses the impact of the daily choices that young people make and empowers them to develop the inner strength needed to make solid choices in spite of peer pressure and other obstacles that they may face in their daily lives. Phase 1 - “The Unguarded Moment” is a 60-90 minute presentation conducted by motivational speakers. Participants hear the message of how peer pressure plays a role in unhealthy behavior. The presentation also focuses on the importance of education and self-respect. Students are encouraged to believe that regardless of a person’s background, he has the ability to choose what type of life he wants for himself. Students will learn that the hardest part of success is getting The YOID Presentation Series plants the started and no matter what happened yesterday, seed of change within a group. It also today is a new day. “The Unguarded Moment” reinforces the healthy decisions students also recognizes the commitment of educators and are already making by supporting them mentors in the lives of students. The audience is to “Do Right.” These presentations lay the encouraged to realize that “knowledge is power” foundation for the ELITE program stanand in order to receive that power, the mouth dards at seven area high schools, as well as has to close and the ears must open. Participants the ELITE-certified events which take place are challenged to “figure it out” and continue the throughout the Peoria community. legacy of the gift.

Phase 2 – “Been There, Done That” is the follow-up presentation in the Youth Outreach series. This 60-90 minute presentation concentrates on intimate and emotional accounts from those who fell prey to “The Unguarded Moment.” Current and former inmates from correctional facilities share their stories of dependence, substance abuse and disrespect and how they came to “figure it out.” Presenters share the lessons learned and how their split second decision to make a negative choice will affect them for the rest of their lives. The messages are also designed to give students hope, as the students are encouraged to make the conscious decision to “do right,” and to reiterate the belief that no matter what type of background a person comes from, they have the ability to make positive choices and commit themselves to success.

All Youth Outreach presentations are age appropriate, with messages for schools as well as community and civic organizations. To date, the message of HOPE through the Youth Outreach Department has been delivered nation-wide to over 400,000 people. To find out fees and to schedule a program for your school, contact the Youth Outreach & Intervention Department office at 589-5923 or hlynch@peoriaparks.org.

Day of Hope

The Day of Hope Program recognizes primary school students who demonstrate continued progress in attendance, academics and respect for school and community. Selected by their respective schools based on criteria established by the teaching staff, students enjoy a day of programming at the RiverPlex Recreation and Wellness Center which includes swimming, basketball, volleyball and inflatable fun. While the main goal of the Day of Hope is to provide students who consistently do the right thing a fun day to celebrate their commitment to success, the program also supplies educators with an additional tool to help reinforce high expectations and to motivate students to work at the highest caliber. The Day of Hope program introduces elementary age students to a cornerstone of the ELITE program – Phrases for Success: please, thank you, you’re welcome, yes m’am, no m’am, yes sir, no sir, excuse me, I’m sorry, help me, I can, I have, I will be HOPE!

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ELITE

The ELITE (Economic Leaders Integrating Trained Employable Youth) Program is an intense 12-week, in school job training program aimed at preparing high school students aged 15 and older for competitive employment. Students receive training in social skills, effective communication, interviewing for a job, money management, customer service and other imperative job skills. ELITE students are also required to perform community service projects, the basic premise delivered in the C.H.O.I.C.E.S. presentations – the gift is giving. After completing the curriculum students are eligible for certification from a panel of human resource professionals. Students can only graduate from the ELITE Program after being certified from this committee. Graduates can then interview for a part-time job with an ELITE Employer of Choice. The employers embrace the ELITE concept of self-respect, effective communication and dressing for success to be an effective employee.

To date, seven participating ELITE high schools have graduated over 500 ELITE students since the program’s inaugural year. The community has completely embraced this program which works to solve the revolving problem of offering students a healthy occupation of their time to decrease the amount of juvenile crime. ELITE has been directly linked to Peoria experiencing a drop in juvenile offender numbers and many see this program as “walking the walk,” not just “talking the talk”. 2011 participating schools: Manual, Central, Richwoods, East Peoria, Limestone, Woodruff and Dunlap. Call 589-5923 or contact hlynch@peoriaparks.org for more information about making your school ELITE or participating in the Day of Hope Program!


Pulses of Hope Drum Line

Junior ELITE

This group of talented high school students performs at various school and community events and serves as role models to other young people, illustrating that education is vital to having a successful future and that a positive, uplifting musical background can offer additional opportunities. Questions? Please call (309) 589-5923.

More than 30 students from Garfield Elementary School are participating in the Junior Leadership Program. The curriculum focuses on self-esteem, conflict resolution and teamwork, while strengthening students’ academic abilities. Students who successfully complete the program receive a refurbished computer.

ELITE Christmas Choir Throughout the holiday season, ELITE youth travel to area businesses, community organizations and public institutions that support the Peoria Park District Youth Outreach & Intervention Department and sing inspirational holiday selections as a way of showing appreciation. The choir includes a diverse blend of students who audition for the honor to perform with the group. The choir is directed and supported by Youth Outreach volunteers.

UPCOMING EVENTS: ELITE Holiday Choir Tour Dates: December 6, 9, 15 and 17 Schedule will be posted at www.eliteyp.org

The businesses that you see listed here form our “Ring of Hope” and support the Character Matters portion of our YOP program. Billboards with each business name/ logo and a character value are displayed around the Arena. The revenue from these businesses directly funds our Youth Outreach Program, encouraging character values such as honesty, compassion, integrity and respect. Call 589-5923 for details.

The Youth Outreach & Intervention Department is supported by an army of volunteers dedicated to helping youth make positive choices. If you are interested in sharing HOPE throughout the schools and community, please contact our office at 589-5923 or hlynch@peoriaparks.org for application process information. All interested applicants are screened by the Peoria Park District.

CHARACTER MATTERS Durbin Chiropractic

Nelson Chiropractic

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Gloria Phelps, Coordinator • 681-2859

GET MOVING! Mature Adults (50+) Fitness Classes Fun & Fit Over 50

A wonderful low impact cardio class for men and women age 50 and older. This class incorporates strengthening, toning, stretching and resistance exercises with bands, balls and weights. Improve your balance and flexibility while having fun and making new friends. Two convenient locations to choose from!

At First Baptist Church* A drop-in class with Teresa Pearce. Days Time Activity M-W-F 7:30-8 am Walking M-W-F 8-9 am Exercise Class Special interest lectures, holiday parties and potlucks are occasionally scheduled after classes throughout the year. *Class subject to occasional cancellation for church functions. Students will be notified.

Yoga for Mature Adults

Beginning Line Dance

Join in an ancient practice that focuses on harmonizing the mind, body and spirit! Everyone can appreciate the increased flexibility, energy and balance achieved during this course. Class held at Franciscan Rec Complex. Min/Max: 8/30 Fee-R/NR: $36/$43 Instructor: Nancy Shallenberger

Learn basic line steps using swing, cha-cha and waltz music. No partner needed! Class held at Owens Center. Min/Max: 8/30 Fee-R/NR: $29/$34 Instructor: Jeri Roe

Code

Day-Date

Time

48958

Tu: 9/13-10/25

9-10 am

Tu: 11/1-12/13

9-10 am

Tu: 1/10-2/28*

Code

Day-Date

Time

48939

48955

Tu, Th: 9/13-10/20

9-10 am

48936

48956

Tu, Th: 11/8-12/15

9-10 am

48963

Tu, Th: 1/10-2/16

9-10 am

Pilates 101 This form of non-impact exercise helps develop strength, flexibility, balance and inner awareness. If you like yoga, you’ll love this mat-based powerhouse class! Class held at Franciscan Rec Complex. Min/Max: 8/30 Fee-R/NR: $36/$43 Instructor: Nancy Shallenberger

Code

Day-Date

Time

48953

M, W: 9/12-10/19

9:15-10:15 am

48954

M, W: 11/7-12/14* 9:15-10:15 am

48962

M, W: 1/9-2/15

9:15-10:15 am

At Franciscan Rec Complex A drop-in class with Nancy Shallenberger and Mary Hudson Days Time Activity M-W-F 8-8:55 am Exercise Class Special interest lectures are occasionally scheduled after classes through the year.

9-10 am *Fee-R/NR: $35/$38

Intermediate Line Dance Take the “next step” and learn line dances that are more challenging. No partner needed. PRE-REQUISITE: Beginning Line Dance. Class held at Owens Center Min/Max: 8/30 Fee-R/NR: $29/$34 Instructor: Jeri Roe

Code

Day-Date

Time

48937

Th: 9/15-10/27

9-10 am

48941

Th: 11/3-12/15

9-10 am

48959

Th: 1/12-3/1*

9-10 am *Fee-R/NR: $35/$38

Self Defense Learn how to defend yourself in a variety of situations while building strength, balance and an overall sense of confidence. Class held at Franciscan Rec Complex. Min/Max: 8/30 Fee-R/NR: $36/$43 Instructor: Ed Catchings

Code

Day-Date

Time

49087

Sa: 10/1-10/29

9-11 am

Wii Bowling

Shuffleboard Indoor Shuffleboard for year round fun! We will provide you with a cue or birng your own. As always, it’s extra fun at FRC! Min/Max: 8/30 Fee: 10 visit punchcard for $20 or $2.50 drop-in

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Code

Day-Date

Time

49392

Th: 9/1-12/29

1-3 pm

You will love Wii Bowling at the Franciscan Recreation Center! Bring your sack lunch at noon if you want. Beverages and snacks provided during the afternoon. Gaming starts at 12:30. Min/Max: 8/30 Fee: 10 visit punchcard for $20 or $2.50 drop-in

Code

Day-Date

Time

48960

W: 9/7-12/28

12-2 pm


To join this group or book a performance, please contact Gloria Phelps at 681-2859.

Computer Classes for Mature Adults - classes held at Von Steuben School Computers Made Easy 1

Microsoft Excel

Introductory course designed for the user who has little or no experience. Explore a wide range of computer tasks, including how to operate a mouse, how to understand the components of a Windows based system (working w/icons, scrollbars, menus, toolbars, etc.), the correct way to shut down the computer, and much more. Instructor: Lee Ann Kriegshauser

Students will learn more about creating spreadsheets, formulas, charts, mail merges and more. Familiarity with sreadsheet software would be helpful. Students should be proficient with the mouse. Instructor: Lee Ann Kriegshauser

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-R/NR

48981

Tu, Th: 9/13-9/15

6-8 pm

$36/$41

Computers Made Easy 2 Designed as a continuation of Computers Made Easy 1, or for the user who is somewhat familiar with how the computer works and is comfortable with using the mouse. Studentswill learn to create and manage files and folders, work with Windows Explorer, back up their files, use the Help menu, and much more. Instructor: Lee Ann Kriegshauser

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-R/NR

48982

Tu, Th: 9/20-9/22

6-8 pm

$36/$41

Microsoft Office This course will cover the basics of three of the most popular components of the Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, and Power Point. Learn how to create basic documents, spreadsheets, and slide presentations. Students should be proficient with the mouse and be comfortable with managing windows. Instructor: Lee Ann Kriegshauser

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-R/NR

48983

Tu, Th: 10/25-11/1

6-8 pm

$54/$62

Microsoft Word Designed as an intermediate class, students will learn more about formatting documents, creating tables, working with templates, and more. Some familiarity with word processing software would be helpful. Students should be proficient with the mouse. Instructor: Lee Ann Kriegshauser

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-R/NR

48984

Tu, Th: 11/8-11/10

6-8 pm

$36/$41

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-R/NR

48985

Tu, Th: 11/15-11/17

6-8 pm

$36/$41

Working with Clip Art For the user who would like to be more creative with their Word documents, this course will teach you how to insert images, pictures, borders, etc. into your newsletters and other projects. Stdents should be proficient with the mouse. Instructor: Lee Ann Kriegshauser

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-R/NR

48987

Tu, Th: 11/29-12/01

6-8 pm

$36/$41

Internet Basics Let’s explore the World Wide Web ! Students wil learn about URL’s and Search Engines, how to create favorites, search for images, and more. Students should be proficients with mouse and be comfortable with managing Windows. Instructor: Lee Ann Kriegshauser

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-R/NR

48988

Tu, Th: 10/11-10/13

6-8 pm

$36/$41

E-mail Basics For those who are interested in having a web-based email account, this course will take you through the basics of setting up and managing one. Students will learn the typical sign-up process, how to compose and email, how to reply to, forward, and delete emails, how to attach a file to an email, and much more. Students should be proficient with the mouse, and be comfortable with managing Windows. Instructor: Lee Ann Kriegshauser

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-R/NR

48989

Tu, Th: 10/18-10/20

6-8 pm

$36/$41

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Other Programs for Mature Adults Popular Antique Jewelry

Bingo

Ever inherit a box of jewelry and wonder about its history? Now you can learn how to tell the age, quality and value of necklaces, rings and more by attending a four-part session at AAA Antiques on Lake Avenue. Come out and enjoy these evenings of Q&A about jewelry! Every piece has its own story. Fee-R/NR: $33/$38 Instructor: Abbie Alexander

Everybody wins at Peoria Park District Bingo ! Bring your lunch at 12:00. Gaming starts at 12:30 with complimentary beverages, snacks and prizes for the winners. A terrific afternoon of fun at Franciscan Recreation Complex. Fee: 10 visit punchcard for $20 or $2.50 drop-in

Code

Day-Date

Time

48943

Tu: 10/4-10/25

6-8 pm

Day-Date

Time

48961

Tu: 9/13-1/3

12-2 pm

Games, Food & Fun Day @ FRC

Basic Art & Drawing Includes illustration, pastels, drawing games, shading & perspective, cartooning and basic art with instructor Jim Frey. Bring samples of your art work if you have any. All materials will be provided. Beginner or experienced artists will learn from this class. Location: Franciscan Rec Complex Fee-R/NR: $25/$28

Code

Day-Date

Time

49247

M: 9/19-10/17

1-3 pm

Beginner I: Piano & Theory You will learn letter names, finger numbers, rhythm, how to read music and theory in a relaxed and happy atmosphere. Learn to play songs on the piano and make new friends! Supply list: a pencil and two books by James Bastien - Musicianship for the Older Beginner (Level I) and The Older Beginner Piano Course. Books are available for purchase at Don’s Music Land, where the class is held. Instructor: Maureen Murphy-Eaton

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-R/NR

48944

Tu: 9/27-12/6

3-3:50 pm

$105/$115

48947

Tu: 1/3-1/10

3-3:50 pm

$21/$23

Intermediate I & II: Piano & Theory Students who have previously taken this class and students who have completed Beg. I are encouraged to continue to learn new songs and theory in a fun and relaxed atmosphere! Bring the books you are using, new music you want to learn, headphones with an adapter, and a pencil. Choose whichever time works best for you! Instructor: Maureen Murphy-Eaton

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-R/NR

48948

Tu: 9/27-12/6

1-1:50 pm

$105/$115

48945

Tu: 9/27-12/6

2-2:50 pm

$105/$115

48949

Tu: 1/3-1/10

1-1:50 pm

$21/$23

48946

Tu: 1/3-1/10

2-2:50 pm

$21/$23

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Light breakfast at 8 am, followed by Bingo, Wii Bowling, speakers and a chance to try some of our new 50+ classes. Lunch provided 11:30 to 12:30 and open gym from 12:30 to 3:00 for pickleball, indoor shuffleboard and yard games. Make new friends, learn new skills, win prizes and have a great day! Fee-R/NR: $15/$20

Code

Day-Date

Time

49389

W: 10/12

8 am-3 pm

49390

W: 11/9

8 am-3 pm

49391

W: 12/7

8 am-3 pm

Nancy Shallenberger Retreat at Camp Wokanda Nancy Shallenberger will lead you through a day of relaxation and renewal at beautiful Camp Wokanda. Starting at 8:30 AM, juice, coffee and tea will be served followed by Nancy’s (chair) Yoga and relaxing meditation. A session on Reflexology by Becky Cobb and a presentation on Nutrition by Marjorie LaFont will follow. A delicious, healthy lunch at 11:30 followed by a professionally guided nature walk in the the beautiful woodland and prairie areas of Camp Wokanda will have you feeling refreshed and revitalized. Wear comfortable clothing and athletic shoes suitable for walking. For more details about Camp Wokanda, see page 21 in the Playbook. Fee-R/NR: $40/$45

Code

Day-Date

Time

49249

F: 9/16

8:30 am-12 pm

Discuss a great book and enjoy some refreshments the last Wednesday of each month at Humana from 2:15-3:15 pm. W: 8/31 “1000 White Women,” Jim Fergus W: 9/28 “The Tortilla Curtain,” T.C. Boyle W: 10/26 “Tea Time for the Traditionally Built,” Alexander McCall Smith W: 11/16 “Scent of Rain and Lightening,” Nancy Pickard W: 1/4 “My Antonia,” Willa Cather


fun and adventure for young, active 50+ adults

Gloria Phelps, Coordinator • 681-2859 Microsoft Excel Students will learn more about creating spreadsheets, formulas, charts, mail merges and more. Familiarity with sreadsheet software would be helpful. Students should be proficient with the mouse. Instructor: Lee Ann Kriegshauser Location: Von Steuben School Fee-R/NR: $36/$41

Code

Day-Date

Time

49463

Tu, Th: 11/15-11/17

6-8 pm

Working with Clip Art For the user who would like to be more creative with their Word documents, this course will teach you how to insert images, pictures, borders, etc. Stdents should be proficient with the mouse. Instructor: Lee Ann Kriegshauser Location: Von Steuben School Fee-R/NR: $36/$41

Code

Day-Date

Time

49464

Tu, Th: 11/29-12/01

6-8 pm

Internet Basics Students wil learn about URL’s and Search Engines, how to create favorites and search for images. Students should be proficients with mouse and be comfortable with managing Windows. Instructor: Lee Ann Kriegshauser Location: Von Steuben School Fee-R/NR: $36/$41

Code

Day-Date

Time

49461

Tu, Th: 10/11-10/13

6-8 pm

Piano for Fun & Health with Maureen Murphy-Eaton Have some musical fun and sharpen your mental skills while creating beautiful music on the piano. A unique learning experience, these group lessons will introduce you to new friends and sharpen your musical skills. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced musician wanting to get back in the game, try this exciting minimester of 4 classes.. Supply list: Two books by James Bastien, Level 1-Musicianship for the Older Beginner and The Older Beginner Piano Course, and a pencil. Books are available for purchase at Don’s Music Land. Location: Don’s Music Land Fee-R/NR: $42/$46

Code

Day-Date

Time

49460

Tu: 9/27-10/25

6-8 pm

Indoor Pickleball Pickleball is terrific fun & great exercise for everyone. It’s a cross between tennis and badminton but more fun and easier to learn. Open gym time for both experienced and new players. Our avid squad of experienced players will teach you the game! Make new friends, learn a new sport and get some terrific exercise. Location: Franciscan Rec Complex Fee: $20 for 10 visit punch card or $2.50 per drop-in visit

Code

Day-Date

Time

49230

Th: 9/15-12/29

1-3 pm

Rocks Wokanda

Great Fun! Great Food! Great Friends! Saturday, 10/15 • 8 am-10 pm • $25/person

Experience the beauty of fall at gorgeous Camp Wokanda. A full day event designed just for 50 Rockers! Tailgate Games • Plus co-ed softball, flag football, kickball and a rugby experience • educational and relaxing indoor classes • yoga, art games, dance and exercise classes • health & beauty • a wine tasting session • professionally-led fly fishing lessons • canoe lessons and races • and so much more! Bring your bicycle and ride the park or hike the autumn trails. Starts at 8 am with breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Like Summer Camp for Adults! Bring your musical instruments for an acoustic music jam by the campfire before dinner. After dinner you can dance to music of the 60’s & 70’s from 7-10 pm in the dining hall. Bring your friends and meet new friends. It’s all here for you at 50 Rocks Wokanda ! Great Fun ! Great Food ! Great Friends! Contact Gloria Phelps @ Peoria Park District 681-2859 for a complete schedule and times of activities. Pre-registration is required. Code: 49432

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E-mail Basics Students will learn the typical sign-up process, how to compose an email, how to reply, forward, and delete emails and how to attach a file. Students should be proficient with the mouse, and be comfortable with managing Windows. Instructor: Lee Ann Kriegshauser Location: Von Steuben School Fee-R/NR: $36/$41

Code

Day-Date

Time

49462

Tu, Th: 10/18-10/20

6-8 pm

Saturday, 9/17 • 9 am Be ready for the “50 Rocks Wokanda” canoe races on Oct. 15th with fun and educational canoe lessons at Camp Wokanda. Class size limited. Pre-registration required. Includes canoes, paddles, life Jackets and a lot of fun! Call 579-2157 to register. Location: Camp Wokanda (620 Boy Scout Road, Chillicothe) Fee: $10/person

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Leave the driving to us! Vagabond Tours offers wonderful day and extended trips all over the region.

Call for a detailed catalog: 681-2863 Office located in the Glen Oak Park Pavilion Concerts/Shows

Gambling Trips

“Nana’s Naughty Knickers,” Circa ‘21 45876

Su: 9/4

$98

Dean Martin Tribute Show, Circa ‘21 48585

F: 9/9

$92

“My Fair Lady,” Paramount Theatre, Aurora, IL 48598

W: 9/21

$88

“Wicked,” Peoria Civic Center TBA TBA TBA

Th: 10/13 Tu: 10/25 W: 10/26

$92 $92 $92

“Million Dollar Quartet,” Apollo Theatre 49405

Sa: 10/22

$146

“The Marvelous Wonderettes,” Circa ‘21 45873

W: 10/26

$92

Bissell Mansion Murder Mystery, St. Louis 48572

Su: 11/6

$108

“The Sound of Music,” Oakbrook, IL 48583

Th: 11/10

$98

“Billy Elliot,” Fox Theatre, St. Louis 48520

Sa: 11/12

$144

“Mamma Mia!,” Fox Theatre, St. Louis 49402

Sa: 11/26

$142

“Memphis,” Cadillac Palace Theatre, Chicago 48574

Sa: 12/3

$154

Denny Diamond, Schaumburg, IL 48592

Th: 12/15

$92

“Viva Vegas,” Fireside Dinner Theatre, WI 49424

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Isle of Capri & Jumer’s Casino, Rock Island 49412 49413

Tu: 9/6 Th: 11/10

$16 $16

Catfish Bend Casino, Burlington, IA 44669 44670

W: 9/14 W: 11/2

$16 $16

Jumer’s Casino, Rock Island 44678 49417 49418 49419

W: 9/28 Tu: 10/25 Th: 11/17 Tu: 12/13

$16 $16 $16 $16

Rhythm City & Jumer’s Casino, Rock Island 49410 49411

Tu: 10/4 Tu: 12/6

$16 $16

Holiday Trips Gifford State Bank Country Christmas Craft Show 49426

Sa: 11/19

Su: 11/27

W: 11/30

$140

Taste of Christmas in Peoria 49404

F: 12/2

$50

Fairview Farms and Festival of Lights, EP 49407

Th: 12/8

$38

Lucia Nights at Bishop Hill 49403

F: 12/9

$26

Donny & Marie - Christmas in Chicago 49401

Su: 12/11

49406

Th: 9/15

$46

Bloomington Resale Shopping 44606 44607

Sa: 9/17 Sa: 11/5

$22 $22

Shop Aurora Premium Outlet Mall 48599

W: 9/21

$52

Springfield Resale Shopping 49420 49421

W: 9/21 Sa: 10/22

$28 $28

Woodfield Mall & IKEA Shopping 46697

Sa: 9/24

$54

Shop Oakbrook Center 48584

Th: 11/10

$54

$92

A Fireside Christmas, Ft. Atkinson, WI 45097

Good’s Furniture, Kewanee, IL

$35

Nostalgic Christmas Tea, Frankfort, IL 49422

Shopping Trips

$172

Call 681-2863 for more information on these trips.

Chicago Holiday Shopping 48575

Sa: 12/3

$54

Woodfield Mall 48596

Th: 12/15

$54


Regional Trips

Christmas at the Palmer House, Chicago 48507

Frankfort Fall Festival, IL 46700

Sa: 9/3

$50

Chanute Air Museum & Hardy’s Reindeer Ranch, Rantoul, IL 48601

Tu: 9/6

$40

Sa: 12/10-Su: 12/11 $238*

British Panorama 45830

A Country Christmas at Gaylord’s Opryland 49408

F: 10/28-Su: 11/6

$2025*

Greece, including 4 Day Greek Island Cruise

Su: 12/11-Tu: 12/13 $479*

45831

Tu: 11/1-W: 11/9

$2454*

Biltmore Estate & Asheville, NC

Spirit of Peoria Overnight, Starved Rock

45828

48456 48457

Smokey Mountain Christmas Show Trip, TN

Th: 9/8-F: 9/9 $329* M: 10/17-Tu: 10/18 $329*

48591

Lincoln Home & Museum, Springfield 48562

Tu: 9/13

W: 9/14 Tu: 10/18

48536

Sa: 9/17

$54

Chicago vs. St. Louis, Busch Stadium 48556

Sa: 9/24

$108

48538

48590

Sa: 9/24

$38

46883

F: 9/30

$74

48498

Sa: 10/1-M: 10/3 $500*

Overnight Shopping, Osage Beach, MO 49409

F: 10/7-Sa: 10/8 $115*

Grants Farm & St. Louis Zoo 48454

Sa: 10/8

$54

48582

Tu: 10/18

$68

Park County Covered Bridge Festival, IN 46695

Th: 10/20

$66

Su: 9/18-Sa: 9/24

Su: 10/23-Tu: 10/25 $278*

Apple Butter Festival, Kimmswick, MO 46882

Sa: 10/29

$68

Josephine’s Tea Room & Historic Elsah Home Tour 49395

Sa: 12/3

$98

F: 2/10-M: 2/20

$2779*

M: 9/19-F: 9/23

Sa: 2/18-Su: 2/26

$815*

M: 3/12-Tu: 3/20

$2529*

Israel: A Biblical Journey $649*

Mackinac Island & Frankenmuth, MI $979*

48539

W: 3/14-Th: 3/22

$3199*

New Orleans, Louisiana 49398

Su: 3/25-Sa: 3/31

$658*

Cherry Blossom Time in Washington, DC Th: 3/29-W: 4/4

$719*

Orlando, Florida Sa: 6/9-Su: 6/17 Canada & New England Autumn Cruising 49400

$749*

Six Countries, London, Venice & Paris 46892

F: 9/23-M: 10/3

$2587*

48537

M: 9/26-Su:10/9

$3218*

49396

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, NM M: 10/3-Tu: 10/11

$1279*

Cape Cod & Plymouth, MA 45826

Sa: 10/8-Su: 10/16

$809*

Italia Classica 45837

M: 10/10-Tu: 10/18

Shawnee Forest Fall Getaway, Southern IL The Best of Branson 48569

49425

Tu: 9/6-F: 9/9 $498*

Savannah, Jekyll Island & Charleston, SC

46692

Starved Rock, Ottawa Murals & Reddick Mansion Tour

$2149*

Best of Ireland

Southern Wisconsin, Mighty Mississipppi to Lake Michigan

46850

Spirit of Peoria Cruise to St. Louis

49394

Extended Trips

48510

Missouri Winery Trip, St. Louis

Th: 12/29-Tu: 1/3

Mid-Winter Miami & Key West, Florida

46888

Clinton Apple & Pork Festival, IL

$650*

Sunny Portugal, Estoril Coast & Algarve

$140 $140

A Day in Chicago - Choice of drop-offs 46629

Su: 11/27-Sa: 12/3

$575*

Tournament of Roses Parade, CA

$48

Spirit of Peoria Day Cruise, Starved Rock 48461 48462

Su: 11/6-F: 11/11

48571

Th: 10/13-Su: 10/16

$3119*

$522*

Brown County, Nashville, TN 48535

W: 10/26-Th: 10/27

$248*

* Denotes double occupancy rate. Call for single and triple rates. 2011 Fall/Winter Playbook

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Brittney Richardson, Volunteer Coordinator • 681-2822 • volunteers@peoriaparks.org Twitter: PPDVolunteers • On Facebook at Peoria Park District Volunteers

Special Event Opportunities If your time is limited, consider serving your community at one of these events. Call, e-mail or sign up online for a shift.

Erin Feis at the RiverFront F-Su: 8/26-8/28 Various Shifts Available DESIRED: Volunteers (14+) to assist with food and game areas at this cultural fest.

DESIRED: 75 Harry Potter fans (ages 14+) to assist with special classes, set-up, entrance and refreshments. Volunteers are welcome to come in costume!

Pioneer Days at Sommer Park Su: 8/28 - 12:30pm-4:00pm Su: 9/25 - 12:30pm-4:00pm Su: 10/30 - 12:30pm-4:00pm DESIRED: 3 volunteers (ages 12+) to provide visitors information on local history and assist with historical games/crafts.

ZooBrew and Wine Too! at the Peoria Zoo F: 9/30 - 5:00pm-9:00pm DESIRED: 20 volunteers (ages 21+) to prepare the Zambezi River Lodge, greet incoming guests, work as bar backs/dish washers, etc.

Oktoberfest on the RiverFront F-Su: 9/16-9/18 – Shifts Available DESIRED: Volunteers (ages 14+) to welcome visitors at the gate, serve food/drinks and assist in the childrens’ area. Peoria Illinois River Sweep at Forest Park Nature Center Sa: 9/17 – 8:00am-1:00pm DESIRED: 100 volunteers (ages 12+) to help clean up the Illinois riverbank. Parents Night Out at HISRA Sa: 9/17 – 6:00pm-11:00pm Sa: 10/15 – 6:00pm-11:00pm Sa: 11/12 – 6:00pm-11:00pm Sa: 12/10 – 6:00pm-11:00pm DESIRED: 3 volunteers (ages 16+) to help with program. Zoo Run Run at the Peoria Zoo Sa: 9/24 - 6:00am-11:00am DESIRED: 25 volunteers (ages 14+) to help with refreshments, race markers and registration. Return to Hogwarts at the Glen Oak Amphitheatre Sa: 9/24 - Shifts between 10am-10pm

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Hayrides & Hotdogs at Sommer Park Thursdays in October, beginning 10/6 4:00pm-8:00pm DESIRED: 6 volunteers per night (ages 14+) to assist with serving food and admission.

Bingo, Bags and Wii! at HISRA F-Sa: 11/4-11/5 – 4:45pm-9:00pm DESIRED: 3 volunteers (ages 16+) to assist with games and refreshments. Win It in a Minute at Proctor Center F: 11/18 4:30pm-6:00pm DESIRED: 5-7 volunteers (ages 14+) to help run the different challenges at the event.

Karaoke Night at HISRA F-Sa: 10/7-10/8 – 6:15pm-9:30pm DESIRED: 3 volunteers (ages 16+) to assist with refreshments and event.

Dinner and Games Night at HISRA F-Sa: 11/18-11/19 – 5:00pm-10:00pm DESIRED: 3 volunteers (ages 16+) to assist with dinner and games.

Howl-Zoo-Ween at the Peoria Zoo F-Sa: 10/14-10/15 – 4:30pm-9:00pm DESIRED: 55 volunteers (ages 16+) to assist with handing out candy, games and rides.

Candlelight Walks at Luthy Botanical Garden Every Fri/Sat between Nov. 18 thru Dec. 10; Sa: 12/17 & F: 12/23 – 6:30pm-9:00pm DESIRED: 1 volunteer/night (ages 16+) to assist with candlelight walk. Yule Like Peoria in downtown Peoria Sa: 11/19 7:15am-1:00pm DESIRED: 50 volunteers (ages 16+) to help decorate downtown Peoria for the holiday season.

You’ve Been Boo’d Spook House at Proctor Center Th: 10/20 – 6:00pm-8:30pm DESIRED: 25 scary hosts (ages 14+) to dress in costumes and help with the haunted house as tour guides. Halloween Dance at HISRA F: 10/28 – 4:45pm-9:30pm DESIRED: 3 volunteers (ages 16+) to assist with the dance.

Civil War Winter Quarters at Sommer Park Sa: 11/19 10:00am-4:00pm (Shifts available) DESIRED: 3 volunteers (ages 18+) to assist with the Civil War program. Turkey Trot at Detweiller Park Su: 11/20 – 10:30am-2:00pm DESIRED: 7-8 volunteers (ages 16+) to help with set-up/tear-down and registration. Breakfast with Santa! at the Peoria Zoo Sa: 12/3 – 8:30am-11:00am


DESIRED: 10 volunteers (ages 16+) to help with breakfast, crafts and games. Christmas on the Ghost Front at Sommer Park Sa: 12/3 - 10am-1pm & 1pm-4pm DESIRED: 3 History Enthusiasts per shift (ages 18+) to assist with WWII 106th Infantry pre-Christmas event. Calls from Santa at the Glen Oak Pavilion Su: 12/11 – 1:00pm-4:00pm

DESIRED: Volunteers needed to spread holiday cheer to area children as Santa, Mrs. Claus or a North Pole operator! Holiday Carnival at Proctor Center Th: 12/15 – 5:30pm-8:00pm DESIRED: 10 cheery individuals (ages 14+) to help with Carnival games for the students. CCT Presents Disney’s My Son Pinocchio at Peoria Players Theatre Th: 12/15 – 6:00pm-10:00pm

F: 12/16 – 6:00pm-10:00pm; Sa: 12/17 – 12:30pm-4:00pm & 6:00pm-10:00pm; Su: 12/18 – 12:30pm-4:00pm DESIRED: 4 volunteers/shift (ages 16+) to help with concessions and ushering. Winter Wonderland Dance at HISRA Sa: 12/17 – 6:45pm-9:00pm DESIRED: 3 volunteers (ages 16+) to assist with tickets and refreshments.

Peoria Wilds Peoria Wilds is a local grassroots organization dedicated to the restoration of biological diversity in the Peoria area. Volunteers remove woody brush, collect and sow seed, monitor vegetation and butterflies, research local pre-settlement conditions, and perform prescribed burns. For more information, visit www.peoriawilds.org. W. H. Sommer Park • Opportunities available: Horse Driver, Woodland Stewardship, Woodworking • You may volunteer in any of the areas listed above. At Sommer Park, many distinctive elements blend to offer a unique experience of recreation, nature, history and family interaction. You have the special chance to experience the enchantment of Sommer Park through these volunteer opportunities. Forest Park Nature Center • Trail Maintenance: Volunteers (ages 16+) to hike the trails on a regular basis, keep them clean and watch for any regulation violations. Heart of Illinois Special Recreation Association • HISRA offers recreation programs and inclusion services for residents with disabilities. Have a memorable volunteer experience by joining this group on outings or helping with Special Olympics. Fall/Winter sports include basketball and swimming. HISRA is a cooperative extension of the Peoria, Morton, Chillicothe & Washington Park Districts. • FOCUS Adult Program Assistant - Mondays-Thursdays: 9/6-12/22 – 8:30am-3:00pm - 2 volunteers to assist with program. • After School Program Assistant - Begins 8/22/11 through 12/22/11 - 5 volunteers (ages 16+) to help individuals with disabilities from 2-6:15 pm. Follows District 150’s schedule. • Tuesday Strikers - Tuesdays Only: 9/13-12/6 – 3:15-5:15pm - 5 volunteers to cheer on players and assist participants with bowling at Landmark Lanes. • Wednesday Strikers - Wednesdays Only: 9/14-12/7 – 3:15-5:15pm - 5 volunteers to cheer on players and assist participants with bowling at Landmark Lanes. • Washington Strikes and Spares - Thursdays Only: 9/15-12/15 – 3:15-5:15pm - 5 volunteers to cheer on players and assist participants at Plaza Lanes in Washington. • Special Olympics Basketball - Mon & Wed between 10/17/11 thru 3/14/12 - 5:15-7:30pm - 5 volunteers (ages 14+) to cheer on the players and assist participants with basketball. Proctor Center • After School Homework Helpers - Mondays-Thursdays, beginning Sept. 12 - 3:45-5:00pm - 4 volunteers to help with homework of primary and middle school students. • Youth Tumbling Assistant Coach - Every Mon & Wed between 10/17-12/7; 4:00-5:30pm - 4 volunteers to assist in spotting for tumbling for beginners and intermediate students. Athletic Services • Junior Hoops Basketball - Help teach youth basketball tactics and sportsmanship during the 8-week sessions beginning November 1. Participants, grades 1-6, are eager to learn from you! Previous experience is helpful, but not required (all coaches will attend training). All the action takes place at the RiverPlex.

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AT FRANCISCAN RECREATION COMPLEX: 677-6705

AT FOREST PARK NATURE CENTER: 686-3360

• OPEN GYM PARTY: This private two-hour party includes 1 ½ hours of open gym time for basketball, soccer, scooters, hula hoops, tumbling and more! During the last ½ hour, you’ll have a private room for cake and ice cream. FRC provides a ¼ sheet cake with your choice of decoration and ½ gallon of ice cream. The party includes cake, ice cream, plates, napkins, candles, drinks and forks. Fee: $100 for up to 20 children; add $1 for each additional child. Add an extra ½ hour of playtime or cake time for $20.

AT THE RIVERPLEX: 691-1550

• DANCE PARTY: Treat your guests to “Swan Lake” or “All That Jazz” by having them participate with you in a ballet & jazz class as part of your party. Package includes 40 minutes of dance instruction for up to 12 guests by Park District Dance Staff and one hour’s use of a party room at the Franciscan Recreation Complex. Party renter is responsible for supervision of the children in the party room. You will need to bring party favors, drinks and treat bags. We will provide paper goods, utensils, ¼ sheet cake, and ½ gallon of ice cream to complete this special day. Fee: $140.

AT PROCTOR CENTER: 673-9183 • OPEN GYM PARTY: Let kids be kids! Use our facility to run, jump, shoot hoops, tumble on mats, use tricycles and scooters, and much more. After the fun, gather in our party room for refreshments provided by you. Free half hour time before the event to decorate the party room. Rental is $30 for parties of up to 25 people and $50 for parties of 26 or more. • ROCK & ROLL: Invite up to 50 of your best friends and celebrate on roller skates to the latest music. Skate rental included in our fee of only $30 per hour. Parents must provide refreshments.

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Nature Center Birthday parties are 1½ hours in length, including a 45 minute hike/ program with a naturalist and 45 minutes indoors or at the picnic area (depending on weather). Parents must provide their own refreshments. The birthday child receives a $2 gift certificate from the Trailhead Nature Store and each child receives a gift. The Nature Center provides invitations. Fee: $50 for up to 20 people. A $25 non refundable deposit is required to book a date.

• XR GAME ZONE This new concept in video gaming will have partygoers on their feet! Enjoy Dance Dance Revolution, rock climbing, cycling, the Lightspace Play Floor and more. Your guests will have a blast as they become a part of every interactive game in the room. Your event includes 1½ hours in our studio, followed by ½ hour in a semi-private room with an attendant for gifts and cake. Fee: $200 (members) or $225 (non-members). Package allows for 15 total Exergaming participants (whether they be children or adult chaperones). Additional participants are $5 each, but the party cannot exceed a total of 25 guests/chaperones. Exergaming Parties are for children ages 8 and up. Your party also includes cake, vanilla ice cream, drink, plates, napkins, cups, and table covering.


• GYM TIME FUN BIRTHDAY IN THE RIVERPLEX ARENA A birthday in the RiverPlex Arena is the place for fun! We’ll customize to fit your needs. The basic package includes a personalized cake, drinks, ice cream, plates, napkins, spoons, and candles. During your two-hour event, kids will have 1½ hours of exclusive open gym time where they can play a variety of games including basketball, volleyball, floor hockey, soccer, scooters, parachute, balls, hula hoops, tumbling, climbing apparatus and more. The last ½ hour you will celebrate with cake, ice cream, etc. in a semi-private room. Fee: $100 (members) or $110 (nonmembers) for up to 20 children; $2/additional child. • SWIMMINGLY FUN BIRTHDAY AT THE AQUAPLEX Book a party at the AquaPlex, the huge indoor water park inside the RiverPlex, and receive 90 minutes of swimming, followed by 30 minutes in a private party room for cake and ice cream. Also includes drinks, plates, napkins and cups. We set it up and clean it up – all you have to do is show up! Fee: $130 (members) or $140 (non-members) for up to 15 children.

AT OWENS CENTER: 686-3368 Your celebration will include public skate admission and skate rental for up to 12 people, plus cake and ice cream. Fee-R/NR: $95/$100 ($4/$5 each additional person)

AT SOMMER PARK: 691-8423 Throw a two-hour party in the great outdoors for your child or yourself! Package includes a half-hour hayrack ride (accommodates 20-25 people), use of picnic area and a campfire. Fee: $75.

AT PEORIA ZOO: 681-3513 PARTY BASICS: All Zoo parties include invitations, a coordinator to run the party, cake, punch, plates, cups, napkins, and a visit from our animal ambassadors. All prices include admission for up to 15 people. Additional children are $10/each; additional adults are $8.50. • ZOOPER BIRTHDAY PACKAGE ($150): You get a private room for 1.5 hours, party basics (listed above) plus zoo games and a t-shirt for the birthday child. Ideal for ages 4-7. • AFRICA! PACKAGE ($200): You get a private room in Africa! overlooking the giraffe yard for 2 hours, party basics (listed above), plus zoo games, a tour of the Zoo and a t-shirt for the birthday child. Ideal for all ages. • ZOOMOBILE BIRTHDAYS: If you can’t come to the Zoo, invite the Zoo to you! Birds, snakes, rabbits, and more can come to your birthday celebration. Costs start at $100; prices are adjusted for travel outside Peoria and number of participants.

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• Advisory committee members are appointed by the Park Board President. • Timothy J. Cassidy, Park Board President, and Bonnie W. Noble, Executive Director of Parks & Recreation, sit on all committees. • Meetings are held in the Administrative Office, Glen Oak Park. Meetings are open to the public.

Golf Advisory Ad Hoc Committee

Recreation Advisory Committee

Meetings are held at 5:00 pm Chair Trustee Jackie Petty Trustee Jim Hancock Members Rich Bowles, Therese Buie, Jan Connell, Kirk Gipson, Ed Jackson, Sue McCabe, Mike McCoy, Dennis Reed, Chuck Timmes and Curtis Wardelman

Meetings are held bi-montly at 5:15 pm Chair Trustee Jackie Petty Trustee Kelly Cummings Members Hedy Elliott-Gardner, Jon Harayda, Dr. Grenita Lathan, Jan Powers, Penny Radley, Tesha Robertson, John Schulte, Steve Shostrom, Dr. James Stafford, Jim Stuttle, Junior Watkins and Scot Yezek

Always the Right Size! The Peoria Park District has stored value gift cards that may be purchased for use at any of the Golf Courses, Aquatic Centers, Recreation Centers, RiverPlex Recreation & Wellness Center, Peoria Zoo, Luthy Botanical Garden, Owens Center, etc. The card may be programmed to store any amount, i.e., a $5 teacher’s gift, a Golf Pass, a RiverPlex membership, a season of camp, or whatever programs, events, or activities you desire. Gift cards may be re-loaded for future added convenience. Gift cards are available at most Peoria Park District locations. Ask about purchasing one today!

A volunteer police auxiliary unit and Boy Scout Explorer Post 900 supplement the police staff, while a “Park Watcher” program involves citizen participation in monitoring the parks and facilities. You can help keep repair costs at a minimum by becoming a Park Watcher. Report crimes, accidents, serious injuries, suspicious persons or actions. Help us protect life and property and prevent crime and injury. Parks belong to you and it only makes sense to save your dollars!

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Gift Card

Reach for the stars! On a clear Saturday evening, May-October, come out at dusk and get a view of the sky through our nine-inch refractor telescope (housed in our new dome). The Observatory is about half-way across the Donovan Golf Course toward Proctor Hospital. Park in the golf course lot, which you access from Knoxville. The Observatory is run by the Peoria Astronomical Society, and donations are welcome.

On Donovan Golf Course Call Bill Cole: 369-6414

Protect Your Parks

PEORIA PARK DISTRICT

Know Who to Call: SITUATION

NUMBER TO CALL

Emergency requiring IMMEDIATE attention

911

Non-Emergency

673-4521 Police Communications Center; they will dispatch the nearest available officer to a specific location.

For a problem in our parks 686-3359 that does not require an im- Park Police Office. Leave a message and your call will mediate police response be returned at the first opportunity.


Bicycle Safety Town 6518 N. Sheridan • 682-6684

Bicycle Trails

Safety track and grounds are open daily dawn to dusk. This learning track, complete with traffic and road signs, provides a great place for younger riders to learn the rules of the road or a safe arena for older, more experienced riders to have fun. This fenced facility has picnic tables, a covered bleacher area and an outdoor restroom. ALL bicyclists MUST wear properly fitted and adjusted helmets.

Why not take time to enjoy the bicycle/ walking/hiking trails Peoria has to offer? This unique system of regional trails includes the Rock Island Trail. Once an abandoned and derelict railroad, it is now a haven for hikers, cyclists and cross-country skiers. Come witness this slender oasis of woodlands and prairies in Illinois, 79.5 miles of trails and counting! For further details plus a map visit www.ritrail.org.

Vicary Bottoms Dog Exercise Area Hours: Sunrise to sunset The Peoria Park District has designated Vicary Bottoms, (a section of property off Kickapoo Creek Road, north of Farmington Road) a dog exercise area. It is highly recommended that this area be used only by well-trained dogs and their handlers as this area is not fenced. Complete rules are posted at the site, and are also available online at peoriaparks.org.

Bradley Dog Park Bradley Park - south entrance off Park Road This fenced facility includes dog water fountains and trash stations and welcomes well-behaved dogs 4 months and older. Please be sure to review rules for this park at peoriaparks.org. Generous contributions made this park a reality, and we thank you! Donations for future needs are still being taken. Send an email to: peoriadogpark@gmail.com for details.

Detweiller Marina: 673-6523

Located at #2 Caroline St, Detweiller Marina offers180 in-water slips. All slips have state of the art electrical/water hookup and a 30 amp twist-lock receptacle. We also have 20 dry-dock areas & 20 beach spots for rent. There are three public launch ramps, accessible even in high water. Launch fee $4/ any size boat. A 9-acre park is located just to the north of the Marina. Shelter has water, picnic tables and grills for groups, reunions and parties. The Marina is open 9:00 am-8:00 pm, 7 days a week during the May 1-Nov. 1 season. The fuel dock is open M-Th, 9:00 am-6:00 pm and F-Su, 9:00 am-8:00 pm. For more information contact the marina staff at the above number; call the manager’s cell phone at 657-0697; or visit www.peoriaparks.org.

Galena Marina

Located across from Detweiller Park off Galena Road, facility includes boat ramp, picnic areas with grills, restrooms, parking and open riverfront. Open dawn11:00 pm daily. Free launching.

Loan A Pole Program - Anyone can “tackle” fishing! Sponsored by: Peoria Park District, Presley’s South Side Worm Ranch & the Illinois Department of Natural Resources This program makes fishing easy for you. Eighteen rods and reels are available at the Recreation Office in the Glen Oak Pavilion to area residents and their families. Parents must check rods and reels out for children under 16 years of age. Check out period is three days. Please bring your Illinois state driver’s license or Illinois state identification card. For complete Loan-A-Pole rules visit www.peoriaparks.org

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Camp Wokanda: 579-2157

Camp Wokanda offers rentals for family or group camping, weddings, day camps, and social gatherings. The camp, complete with dining hall, cabins, program buildings and tent camping sites, offers rental options seven days a week. See page 83 for details.

Forest Park Nature Center: 686-3360

Our beautiful “A” frame building adds rustic charm to events at an affordable price. With seating for up to 80 people plus audio-visual equipment, rentals start at $75.

Franciscan Recreation Complex: 677-6705

Clubs, groups and families can rent out any part or all of FRC for meetings, showers, weddings or other special events. Fees start at $35 per hour and will vary depending on attendance and the length of the event. Our large carpeted room features an attached kitchen and 8 foot tables with chairs.

Gateway Building: 494-6713

The Gateway Building has become one of Peoria’s prime banquet and conference facilities along the RiverFront. It has several rooms specifically designed for a variety of uses, including seminars, wedding receptions, fundraising events, meetings and other business functions. The Grand Ballroom holds a maximum of 290 guests for a banquet or 440 guests for seminars or conferences. We offer stateof-the-art audio/visual technology, 3rd floor full-service kitchen, a portable dance floor, bar and podium. The full-length walkout balcony offers a scenic view against the backdrop of the beautiful Illinois River. The second floor seats up to 90 guests banquet style, or 140 guests theater style.

Logan Center: 676-8179

Logan Center features lighted basketball courts, a soccer field, two picnic pavilions, playground equipment, indoor lounge with cable TV, VCR and DVD, computer availability and a multi-purpose indoor recreation area. Price is $50/hour.

Luthy Botanical Garden: 681-3507

You can select one of six areas for your event: the Conservatory, an indoor venue that can accommodate up to 100 people; Woodland Garden, Crab Apple Cove, Wildlife Garden, The Learning Circle or The Rose Garden, all located outside. Some areas are able to accommodate up to 300 people. Evening weddings are available during our three annual floral shows (Lily, Chrysanthemum and Poinsettia Shows). Dates vary year-toyear, so please confirm. Call for details or stop by the Garden Shop for more information.

Peoria Zoo: 686-3365

No matter what the season, an event at the The Zambezi River Lodge inside the Peoria Zoo is one you will remember! Our new banquet hall can hold up to 200 guests and looks out over the lush green

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vegetation of Africa. Rhinos, giraffes, zebras, lions, mandrills and other wildlife native to the African plains will graze peacefully while your guests enjoy themselves. The Lodge provides a complementary reception site for many outdoor weddings held at the Luthy Botanical Garden next door. It is surrounded by a smaller, open-air pavilion and courtyard. By combining all of the areas, we can easily accommodate more than 1000 guests. Call to arrange your tour today!

Proctor Center: 673-9183

Proctor Center has an auditorium, two gyms, a full kitchen and a stage with plenty of tables and chairs. Prices range from $20-$50 an hour with free set up time. Call for more details!

Sommer Park: 691-8423

Sommer Park is the ideal setting for your group’s outing whether it’s a wedding, company picnic or family reunion. Enjoy a rural atmosphere within the city with canoeing, games and a fire. We’ll help design an outing just for you! Groups may obtain permission to supply their own beer and wine. Fees (per person) $2.25 Children ages 5-10 $1.05 Children 4 and under Free Minimums apply depending on rental area. Call to learn about our Prairie Shelter, Woodland Shelter, Porch, Fire Circle or Schoolhouse.

RiverPlex: 282-1700

Book your next event at the RiverPlex! We have three different areas to choose from: CLASSROOMS: The RiverPlex offers three expandable classrooms with seating for up to 120 people, providing a nice escape from the office for off-site meetings or programs. Tables, chairs and kitchen access are available. Rates range from $25-$75/ hour. THE RIVERVIEW ROOM: The Riverview Room, appropriately named, overlooks the beautiful Illinois River. With seating for up to 150 people, this area is popular for meetings, day camps, banquets, ceremonies and dining events. The room is also conveniently located near restrooms. Hourly rate: $60. THE ARENA: With 18,000 square feet, the arena includes three basketball courts with partitions, bleachers with seating for up to 300, accessible restrooms and locker rooms, as well as two separate entrances. Hourly rates depend on group size and range from $60/ hour per court to $165/hour for the full Arena.

Glen Oak Amphitheatre: 681-2854

With a full sound system, two-tier stage, park bench seating for over 500 and lawn seating for many more, we can help make your event stand out. We even have a concession stand to help feed all those hungry visitors! Call for additional details!


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Unless otherwise noted, rental fees are as follows: Mon-Fri - $50 • Sat, Sun & Holidays - $75 Please note that ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES are NOT ALLOWED in our parks.

1. Detweiller Park Moose Shelter

6. Bradley Park Shelter

2. Detweiller Park Pine Shelter and 3. Dogwood Shelter

7. Robinson Park Shelter

Non-ADA accessible shelter; seats 150; has 5 grills, electricity and water. Located at south end of park. Non-ADA accessible restrooms located approximately 168 feet across grass from shelter. Two designated parking spaces in front of shelter. Access to the shelter is across approximately 85 feet of grass. Playground close by.

ADA accessible, identical shelters that are adjacent to each other; each seat 50; have 2 grills, electricity and water. Located in middle of park. ADA accessible restrooms located approximately 375 feet across asphalt parking lot. Two designated parking spaces in front. Playground close by.

4. Glen Oak Park Pavilion Porch

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ADA accessible area; seats 80; has electricity (lights up in evening) and water. Access to porch is provided by ramp. No grills, but may bring a grill to use in grass. (Grills are not allowed on porch–this is a fire hazard.) ADA accessible restrooms located across street. Designated parking space nearby. Playground across street.

5. Glen Oak Park Shelter

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ADA accessible shelter; seats 96; has 6 grills, electricity (lights up in evening) and water. Located across from Glen Oak Pavilion. ADA accessible restrooms located by using accessible sidewalk. Parking available on street/no designated parking spaces by shelter. Access provided by asphalt walkway. Playground and ball diamond close by. Extra tables can be moved for $5/table ($25 minimum). Guests may move tables as long as they are returned to original positions.

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ADA accessible shelter; seats 150; has 3 grills, electricity and water. ADA accessible restrooms located 100 feet across asphalt parking lot. Two designated parking spaces in front of asphalt walk that leads to shelter. Playground, tennis courts and sand volleyball courts close by–may be reserved for a fee; call 688-3667. ADA accessible shelter; seats 75; has 3 grills, electricity (lights up in evening) and water. Located in rear of park. ADA accessible restrooms. One handicapped parking space by the shelter. Gate may be opened to allow for closer access to the shelter. Swing set and large grassy area in front. Robinson Park is located on Mossville Road in a secluded wooded area complete with hiking trail.

8. Grand View Drive Shelter

Non-ADA accessible shelter; seats 150; has 2 grills, electricity (lights up in evening) and water. Gate may be opened for closer access. Non-ADA accessible restrooms located across parking lot. There are two handicapped parking spaces in front of the shelter. Swing set and slide next door.

9. Trewyn Pavilion ($40/hour • $75 refundable deposit) This

is an indoor rental; ADA accessible hall on second floor; holds 100; includes air conditioning, long tables and folding chairs. Handicapped spaces in parking lot. Doors leading into hall from ramped access are 28 inches wide. Restrooms are ADA accessible. No alcoholic beverages permitted. Arrival/ departure time must be preset. Prior permission necessary for decorations.

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OTHER PARKS have shelters available on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED basis:

Becker Park, Bielfeldt Park, Endres Park, Charter Oak Park, Franciscan Park, John Gwynn Jr. Park, Markwoodlands Park, MLK Jr. Park, Northtrail Park, Schmoeger Park, Sommer Park North, and Stadium Park.

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Peoria Park District -

REGISTRATION FORM

- Fall/Winter 2011

1. ADULT PARTICIPANT OR PARENT/GUARDIAN INFORMATION First and Last Name: ___________________________________________________________________ Birthdate: ___________________ Street Address, City, ZIP:_____________________________________________________________________________________________ Home Phone: ____________________________

Work Phone: __________________________

Cell Phone: __________________

Email:______________________________________________________________________

2. TELL US WHAT YOU ARE REGISTERING FOR (Please fill out completely. Attach an additional sheet if necessary) Class Code Program Name

Participant’s First & Last Name

Sex

Birthdate

Grade & School

Fee*

M F M F M F M F M F

I would like to donate $______ to the Scholarship Program to enable disadvantaged youth to participate in programming. *NOTE: R = Resident (of Park District) fee • NR = Nonresident fee

TOTAL PAYMENT:

$________

3. LET US KNOW OF ANY SPECIAL NEEDS We welcome individuals with disabilities. Please describe any accommodations needed for successful inclusion in the program(s). _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

4. PROVIDE COACHING / SPORTS TEAM INFORMATION PARENTS: Can you serve as a volunteer coach?

YES / NO

If YES, which sport? Youth Basketball

Head or assistant coach? (Circle one) Your name/phone: ____________________________________________________ We will consider team requests for carpooling purposes. Detail your request on a separate sheet of paper.

5. READ & SIGN THE WAIVER

Please read this form carefully and be aware in registering yourself, your child or ward for participation in this program you will be waiving and releasing all claims for injuries you or your minor child/ward might sustain arising out of this program. As a participant in the program or the parent/guardian of a participant in the program, I recognize and acknowledge that there are certain risks of physical injury and I agree to assume the full risk of any injuries, including death, damages or loss which I or my minor child/ward may sustain as a result of participating in any and all activities connected with or associated with such program. I agree to waive and relinquish all claims I or my minor child/ward may have as a result of participating in the program against the Park District and its officers, agents, servants and employees. I do hereby fully release and discharge the Park District and its officers, agents, servants and employees from any and all claims from injuries, including death, damage or loss which I or my minor child/ward may have or which may accrue to me or my minor child/ward on account of my participation in the program. I further agree to indemnify and hold harmless and defend the Park District and its officers, agents, servants and employees from any and all claims resulting from injuries, including death, damages and losses sustained by me or my minor child/ward and arising out of, connected with, or in any way associated with the activities of the program. In case of accident or sickness, I consent to emergency medical care provided by ambulance or hospital personnel. I hereby consent to the use of my photograph in Park District brochures, publications, slide presentations, etc. I have read and fully understand the above Program Details and Waiver and Release of All Claims as well as the “Registration Regulations” as listed on the opposing page.

SIGN HERE

6. COMPLETE PAYMENT METHOD

_______________________________________________________________ Signature of Participant or Parent/Guardian Date

 Check  Cash 

7. RETURN By Mail: Peoria Park District Registration 2218 N . Prospect Road Peoria, IL 61603

Credit Card Number:

___________-___________-___________-_________

Expiration Date:

________________

Authorized Signature: ____________________________________________

By Fax:

686-3384 (Credit cards only)


5 WAYS TO REGISTER Registrations will be processed in the order they are received starting AUGUST 29

Policies & Important Information REFUND POLICY: The Park District must receive a written request to drop or transfer at least 2 business days in advance of the first program meeting. No refunds will be issued after that time. A $5 service charge is made for each session dropped or transferred.

1. REGISTER ONLINE Get an online household account and password, and register via the internet beginning August 29. See page 8 for details on setting up this service.

2. MAIL IN: AUGUST 29-Season Complete the registration form on the facing page and return to us beginning August 29 Confirmation of class registration will NOT be sent unless a self-addressed STAMPED envelope is enclosed. You can also review course information and print out additional registration forms on our website: peoriaparks.org

3. FAX: 686-3384 Register beginning August 29 when using a credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express) payment only. When registering by fax, it is understood that the fax document received (including the waiver and release of claims) shall have the same legal effect as the original form.

4. WALK IN - GLEN OAK PARK Come in to the Glen Oak Park Pavilion Recreation Office at 2218 N. Prospect Rd. M-F Aug. 29-Sept. 23 8:00 am-5:00 pm M-F Sept. 26-Season 8:00 am-4:30 pm * Closed 11/11 (Veteran’s Day) 11/24, 11/25 (Thanksgiving) 12/23, 12/26 (Holidays) 12/30, 1/2 (New Year’s)

5. AFTER HOURS DROP OFF For your convenience, complete the registration form on pg. 88 and use the night drop box on the Recreation Office door in the Glen Oak Park Pavilion beginning August 29.

SORRY, PHONE-IN registration is not available. visit peoriaparks.org to: view classes • download registration forms • register online (see page 8)

Registration Regulations

Other Fee/Payment Information • Residents 65 and over receive 10% off regular fees. Senior programs and golf lessons are excluded from this discount. • No pro-rated class fees. • In the event that a check is not honored due to insufficient funds or an account closure, the drawer shall be liable for the amount of the check plus $30 (per check) for costs incurred by the PPD. If PPD commences a collection action in the court, the drawer shall be liable for all costs and expenses incurred by the PPD in connection with the collection and any other damages permitted under Illinois law. • When you provide a check as payment, you authorize the PPD to use information from the check to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account. Funds may be withdrawn from your account as soon as the same day we receive your payment and you will not receive your check back from your financial institution.

• Registrations for Fall/Winter classes will be processed beginning AUGUST 29, 2011. • Programs have minimums and maximums, and are filled on a first come, first served basis. The Peoria Park District (PPD) reserves the right to add, omit or change any or all of the program provisions (including advertised fees and charges) outlined in this brochure when deemed in the best interest of participants. Changes may also be made due to circumstances that are beyond our control. • The PPD reserves the right to modify, postpone, or combine programs, or change instructors. If the PPD cancels a program, you will receive a full refund. • Before buying supplies, check before the start date to make sure class will run. Registration Exceptions For programs at Owens Center, Proctor Center or Logan Center, refer to registration information on that facility’s page. Scholarships The PPD realizes that there are people in the community who may suffer from economic setbacks which could prevent their participation in programs. The PPD has a limited amount of scholarship funds available. They are awarded to PPD residents only on the basis of financial need. Applications are available at the Glen Oak Pavilion and at community agencies in Peoria. Scholarship applications must be brought in person. Call 688-3667 with questions. Fees R = Resident fee paid by those who live within PPD boundaries NR = Non resident fee M = Member fee paid by those who are members of a facility

Americans With Disabilities In keeping with the Americans with Disabilities Act, recreation programs offered by the PPD are available in the most integrated setting possible to facilitate participation. The PPD will make reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities who meet essential eligibility requirements for the desired program. Equal Opportunity The PPD will not exclude anyone from participation, deny anyone the benefits of, or subject anyone to discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship status, age, marital status, disability, military status or unfavorable discharge from the military, protected veteran status, ancestry or on the basis of any characteristic protected by law.

QUESTIONS? Call 688-3667

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Fall 2011 Playbook