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2013 Playbooks

A Letter From the Executive Director

The Peoria Park District publishes three seasonal brochures each year. The 2013 release and registration dates are as follows:

Winter/Spring 2013

Edition Winter/Spring Summer Fall/Winter

Get the New Year off to a great start with your Peoria Park District! Browse through your new Playbook and discover a myriad of activities, classes, programs and special events for all ages and interest groups! And, you can register for Park District programs on line 24/7 – without leaving home! Practice at the Golf Learning Center so you’re ready for the first full season of the newly renovated Kellogg or our five other courses. You can shape up or swim at the RiverPlex Recreation and Wellness Center, or skate indoors at Owens Center. You’ll find a big variety of classes in our Community Recreation program…plus a full lineup of activities at Franciscan, Logan and Proctor Recreation Centers Visit Africa! and the Australian Walk-About at Peoria Zoo, see spring blossom at Luthy Botanical Garden, or join in the programs at Forest Park Nature Center. There are sports for all ages from flag football to volleyball and basketball to spring soccer, baseball, softball or tennis…and miles and miles of trails for hiking, biking or walking throughout the District. Your Peoria Park District is a four-time winner of the National Gold Medal Award for excellence in park and recreation management. 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.

Release Date January 5 April 20 August 24

Registration Opens January 7 April 22 August 26

Layout & Design...................Ashley Hays Printer........................ American Lithography

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! 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! 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 Hays at 681-2835.

2010

2010 National Gold Medal Grand Award Winner

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 (January 9, 23; February 13, 27; March 13, 27; April 10, 24; May 8, 22; June 12, 26). • Meetings are open to the public. For agenda information contact the Board Secretary at 681-2801. • Advisory Committees can be found on page 88.

Timothy J. Cassidy President

Roger P. Allen Vice President

Kelly Cummings Trustee

James T. Hancock Trustee

Robert L. Johnson, Sr. Trustee

Jacqueline J. Petty Trustee

Matthew P. Ryan Trustee


TABLE of CONTENTS

50 Rock------------------------------------------ 68-73 Acrobatics/Tumbling------------------------ 60-61 Acupuncture--------------------------------------- 45 Adults, 50+------------------------------------- 68-73 Advisory Committees--------------------------- 88 African American Hall of Fame---------------- 53 Alexander Technique---------------------------- 45 AquaPlex------------------------------------ 24-28 Auditions------------------------------------------- 66 Aquatics/Swimming------------------------- 24-29

Ballet (youth)---------------------------------- 57-58 Ballet (adult)--------------------------------------- 62 Ballroom Dance----------------------------------- 63 Baseball (Pee Wee indoor)---------------------- 34 Baseball (youth)------------------------------- 36-38 Basketball (youth)-----------------------34, 48, 54 Basketball (adults)-------------------------------- 54 Basketball (open gym)-------------------------- 54 Beading/Jewelry Classes----------------------- 46 Bicycling-------------------------------------------- 89 Birthday Parties------------------------------- 90-91 Book Club------------------------------------------- 73 Book Sale------------------------------------------- 80 Boxing----------------------------------------------- 54 Cake Decorating---------------------------------- 46 Calendar of Events------------------------------ 4-7 Camp Wokanda-------------------------------- 82 Central Park Pool/Fitness Center--------- 29 Clay Building--------------------------------------- 64 Cheerleading-------------------------------------- 61 Coaching----------------------------------------37, 87 Community Children’s Theatre---------------- 66 Community Recreation Classes----------- 45-48 Computer Classes (50+)------------------------ 73 Cooking--------------------------------------------- 48 Craft Classes---------------------------------------- 46 Craft & Vendor Sale------------------------------- 50 Crochet---------------------------------------------- 46 Dance & Fitness Classes------------51, 54, 57-64 Dance & Fitness (50+)----------------------- 69-71 Dodgeball (adult league)----------------------- 40 Dog Park-------------------------------------------- 89 Drama------------------------------------------- 65-67 Earth Day---------------------------------------31, 81 Easter Egg Hunts------------------------------------ 8 Exergaming---------------------------------------- 21 Fencing Classes----------------------------------- 48 Fine Artists----------------------------------------- 64 Fishing----------------------------------------------- 82

Flower Shows-------------------------------------- 76 Piano Classes-------------------------------------- 47 Forest Park Nature Center-------------- 78-81 Piano Classes (50+)------------------------------- 72 Franciscan Rec Complex----------------- 50-51 Pickleball-------------------------------------------- 68 Pilates--------------------------------------- 51, 64, 71 Garage Sale---------------------------------------- 52 Ping Pong------------------------------------------- 52 Garden Classes------------------------------------ 77 Pioneer Days--------------------------------------- 83 Gateway Building----------------------------- 92 Plant Sale/Flower Shows------------------------ 76 GED Classes---------------------------------------- 52 Power of Play-------------------------------------- 97 Gift Cards------------------------------------------- 88 Proctor Recreation Center-------------- 53-56 Golf Courses/Lessons-------------------- 41-44 Guitar Lessons------------------------------------- 67 Refund Policy-------------------------------------- 96 Registration------------------------------------ 95-96 Health Classes------------------------------------- 45 Rentals------------------------------------------- 92-94 Hershey Track and Field Meet----------------- 40 RiverPlex------------------------------------ 21-23 Hiking-------------------------------------------- 12-13 Running--------------------------------------------- 40 HOI Special Recreation Association------ 11 Hockey------------------------------------------ 16-17 Scholarships--------------------------------------- 96 Home School Programs Senior Games-------------------------------------- 74 Home School Nature Classes---------------- 79 Shelter Rentals------------------------------------ 94 Home School Swim---------------------------- 25 Spanish Lessons (50+)--------------------------- 73 Home School Zoo Classes-------------------- 33 Spring Break Camp------------------------------- 22 Soccer (youth)------------------------------------- 35 Ice Skating/Lessons-------------------------- 14-17 Softball (adult)------------------------------------ 39 Ice Skating Competition------------------------ 17 Softball (girls)-------------------------------------- 38 Sommer Park----------------------------------- 83 Jewelry Classes------------------------------------ 46 Songs from the Woods-------------------------- 81 Suggestions---------------------------------------- 48 Kickball---------------------------------------------- 40 Swimming /Aquatics------------------------ 24-29 Knitting---------------------------------------------- 46 Tai Ji-------------------------------------------------- 45 Lacrosse--------------------------------------------- 39 Teambuilding-------------------------------------- 83 Landscape Consultation------------------------ 76 Tee Ball---------------------------------------------- 36 Lily Show-------------------------------------------- 76 Theatre Education for Children (TEC)------- 65 Logan Recreation Center-------------------- 52 Totally Tots------------------------------------------ 22 Luthy Botanical Garden----------------- 75-77 Tumbling/Acrobatics------------------------ 60-61 Trails---------------------------------------------- 12-13 Magic Classes-------------------------------------- 48 Massage Therapy--------------------------------- 21 Vagabond Tours------------------------------- 84-85 Marinas---------------------------------------------- 89 Visual Arts------------------------------------------ 64 Mature Adults, 50+--------------------------- 68-73 Vocal Instruction---------------------------------- 65 Motor Mites---------------------------------------- 51 Volleyball (leagues)--------------------------23, 40 Music------------------------------------------------- 67 Volleyball (open gym)--------------------------- 51 Volunteerism---------------------------------- 86-87 Online Registration-------------------------------- 8 Owens Center------------------------------ 14-17 Water Aerobics------------------------------------ 24 Wedding Bows/Flowers------------------------- 47 Painting Nature----------------------------------- 79 Wiffleball Tournament--------------------------- 40 Park Police------------------------------------------ 88 Park Shelter rentals------------------------------- 94 Yoga------------------------------------ 51, 64, 71, 80 Peoria Area Water Wizards--------------------- 29 Youth Outreach------------------------------- 18-20 Peoria POPS Orchestra-------------------------- 67 Youth Sports--------------------------------------- 34 Peoria Wilds/Restoration-------------------81, 87 Peoria Zoo----------------------------------- 30-33 Zoo -------------------------------------------- 30-33 Performing Groups---------------------------63, 72 Zoo Membership----------------------------------- 9 Personal Training--------------------------------- 21 Zumba-------------------------------------- 51, 52, 64

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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)-------------- 60 Broadway Bound (3-5)-------------------- 58 Creative Movement (3-5)----------------- 59 Golf Lessons (3-6)--------------------------- 42 Happy Feet Soccer (2-5)--------------- 34-35 Hockey/Beginner Clinic (3-6)------------ 16 Ice Skating Lessons: Skating Stars (3-6)------------------------ 15 Intro to Ballet (3-5)------------------------- 58 Jungle Jamboree (4-8) -------------------- 33 Little Pint Soccer (3-6)--------------------- 34 Parent & Tot Pre Dance (2-3)------------- 57 Motor Mites Gym (1-5)-------------------- 51 Poms & Tumbling (3-5)-------------------- 61 Swim Lessons AquaPlex (6 mos.-7 yrs)----------------- 25 Totally Tots (1-5)----------------------------- 22 Zig Zag Zoo (4-8)--------------------------- 33 Zoo Tots (2-4)-------------------------------- 33

Basketball for Youth (8-12)--------------- 48 Community Children’s Theatre auditions (8-18)--------------------------- 66 Dance Classes (3-16)------------------- 58-61 Detweiller Drivers (8-11)------------------ 42 Explosion Cheer/Dance Team (6-16)-- 61 Fine Artists (7-12)--------------------------- 64 Golf Family Lessons (7+)------------------ 41 Guitar (10+)---------------------------------- 67 Hockey for Youth (3+)--------------------- 16 Home School Classes: Forest Park (6-12)------------------------- 79 Peoria Zoo (ages 5-13)------------------- 33 Ice Skating Lessons: Super Skates (7+)------------------------- 15 Magic (9+)----------------------------------- 48 Musketeers Fencing (5-8)----------------- 48 PAWW Swim Team (5+)------------------- 29 Piano Theory (5-13)------------------------ 47 RiverPlex Spring Break Camp (5-12)--- 22 Swim Lessons AquaPlex (ages 7-15)---------------- 25-27 Theatre Education for Children--------- 65 Vocal Music Technique (8+)-------------- 67 Wild Readers (7-12)------------------------ 33 XR Game Zone------------------------------ 21 Youth Basketball (gr. 1-2)----------------- 34 Zumbatomic (4-7, 8-12)------------------- 61

Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt @ FRC • F: 3/22 • p. 50 Easter Egg Festival @ FRC • Sa: 3/23 • p. 50 Easter Egg Hunt @ Northtrail Park • Sa: 3/23 • p. 8 Easter Egg Hunt @ Peoria Zoo • Sa: 3/23 • p. 31 Easter Egg-Citement @ Logan Center • F: 3/29 • p. 52 Easter Egg Hunt & Carnival @ Proctor Center • F: 3/29 • p. 55 Underwater Easter Egg Hunt @ AquaPlex • Sa: 3/30 • p. 24

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YOUNG ADULT - ADULT After School Program (6-15) --------52, 53 Beading Classes (12+)--------------------- 46 Cake Decorating (12+)-------------------- 46 Crochet (9+)---------------------------------- 46 Dance (16+)------------------------------ 60-63 Fencing I (9+)-------------------------------- 48 Fine Artists (15+)---------------------------- 64 Golf Family Lessons (7+)------------------ 41 Ice Skating-Super Skates (7+)----------- 15 Knitting (9+)--------------------------------- 46 Piano Theory (14+)------------------------- 47 Tai Ji (ages 16+)----------------------------- 45 Teams Course (13+)------------------------ 83 Three ‘O’ Nine Center ---------------------- 55 Volunteerism (14+)--------------------- 86-87 Weather Basics (12+)---------------------- 79 Yoga at Forest Park (16+)----------------- 78


– So Here’s a List of Classes, Conveniently Organized by Age! ADULTS ONLY: 18+

Adults: 50+

Alexander Technique---------------------- 45 Art, Wine & Roses (21+)------------------- 76 Basketball (Open Gyms)------------------ 54 Central Park Pool Fitness Center-------- 29 Coaching Information-----------------37, 87 Dance Classes--------------------------- 62-64 Dodgeball League-------------------------- 40 GED Classes at Proctor-------------------- 52 Golf Lessons/Clinics/Tourneys------ 41-43 Hockey League-------------------------- 16-17 Ice Skating Lessons/Adults ---------- 15-16 Landscape Consultation------------------ 76 Romantic Couples Massage------------- 45 Staging Your Home------------------------ 48 Swimming Lessons: Adult---------------- 28 Volleyball Leagues---------------------23, 40 Wedding/Party Rentals--------------- 92-94 Zootini (21+)--------------------------------- 31 Zoo To Do (21+)----------------------------- 31

50+ Computer Classes......................................73 50+ Dance Classes...................................... 69-71 50+ Piano Classes...............................................72 50+ Yoga................................................................71 50 Rock............................................................ 68-73 Fun & Fit Over 50................................................70 Mature Readers Book Club.............................73 Pickleball...............................................................68

FAMILY/SPECIAL EVENTS Birthday Parties............................................ 90-91 Black History Celebration................................56 Blacksmith Hammer In.....................................83 Breakfast with Giraffes......................................33 Drama Festival.....................................................66 Community Children’s Theatre......................66 Concerts at the Nature Center.......................81 Craft and Vendor Sale.......................................50 Earth Day Celebration.........................31, 56, 81 Forest Park Book Sale........................................80 Floral Shows.........................................................76 Golf Family Lessons...........................................41 Owens Center’s Spring Thaw.........................17 Owl Prowls............................................................80 Party for the Planet............................................21 Pioneer Days........................................................83 Vagabond Tours........................................... 84-85

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VOLUNTEER throughout the Playbook... EVENT! it’s next to events See pg. 86

that need volunteers!

Visit us on the web: www.peoriaparks.org See p. 8 for details on how to register online 2013 Winter/Spring Playbook

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January 2013 • Park District “Drop In” Special Events (no registration necessary) SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY 1 Motor Mites, p. 51

WEDNESDAY 2 Motor Mites, p. 51

THURSDAY 3 Motor Mites, p. 51

FRIDAY 4 Motor Mites, p. 51 Zumba, p. 54

New Year’s Day 6

7 Motor Mites, p. 51 Open Volleyball, p. 51 Yoga, p. 80

SATURDAY 5 Winter Wonder Walk, p. 80

W/S 2013 PLAYBOOK OUT

8 Motor Mites, p. 51 Owl Prowl, p. 80

9 Park Board Meeting Motor Mites, p. 51

10 Motor Mites, p. 51 Ladies Night, p. 54

11 Motor Mites, p. 51 Zumba, p. 54 Constellation Hike, p. 80

12 Eagle Day, p. 80 Chris Vallillo concert, p. 80

REGISTRATION BEGINS 13 Winter Garden Walk, p. 76 Folk & Country Jam, p. 80 Animal Encounter, p. 80

14 Motor Mites, p. 51 Open Volleyball, p. 51 Yoga, p. 80

15 Motor Mites, p. 51

16 Motor Mites, p. 51

17 Motor Mites, p. 51 Ladies Night, p. 54

18 Motor Mites, p. 51 Zumba, p. 54

19 Flute Circle, p. 80

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21 Motor Mites, p. 51 Open Volleyball, p. 51 Yoga, p. 80 Reverse Science Fair, p. 80

22 Motor Mites, p. 51

23 Park Board Meeting Motor Mites, p. 51

24 Motor Mites, p. 51 Ladies Night, p. 54

25 Motor Mites, p. 51 Zumba, p. 54

26 Skating Party, p. 56

29 Motor Mites, p. 51

30 Motor Mites, p. 51 Mature Readers Book Discussion Group, p. 73

31 Motor Mites, p. 51 Ladies Night, p. 54

Martin Luther King Day 27 Folk & Country Jam, p. 80 Animal Encounter, p. 80

28 Motor Mites, p. 51 Open Volleyball, p. 51 Yoga, p. 80


February 2013 • Park District “Drop In” Special Events (no registration necessary) SUNDAY 1 91

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

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FRIDAY

SATURDAY

1 Motor Mites, p. 51 Zumba, p. 54

2 Free Lacrosse Clinic, p. 39 Wiffleball Tournament, p. 40 Winter Wonder Walk, p. 80

Celebrating 100 years! A Pe o r i a P a r k D i s t r i c t F a c i l i t y

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4 Golf Senior Day, p. 41 Motor Mites, p. 51 Open Volleyball, p. 51 Yoga, p. 80

5 Motor Mites, p. 51 Owl Prowl, p. 80

6 Motor Mites, p. 51

7 Motor Mites, p. 51 Ladies Night, p. 54

8 Motor Mites, p. 51 Valentine’s Dance, p. 52 Zumba, p. 54

9 Art, Wine & Roses, p. 76 FPNC Book Sale, p. 80 Barry Cloyd concert, p. 81

10 Folk & Country Jam, p. 80 FPNC Book Sale, p. 80

11 Golf Senior Day, p. 41 Motor Mites, p. 51 Open Volleyball, p. 51 Yoga, p. 80

12 Motor Mites, p. 51

13 Park Board Meeting Motor Mites, p. 51

14 Motor Mites, p. 51 Ladies Night, p. 54

15 Motor Mites, p. 51 Zumba, p. 54 Garish Garden Show opens, p. 76

16 Flute Circle, p. 80

22 Motor Mites, p. 51 Zumba, p. 54

23 Evening of Winter Tales, p. 22 Charles Drew Blood Drive, p. 56

valentines day 17

18 Golf Senior Day, p. 41 Motor Mites, p. 51 Open Volleyball, p. 51 Yoga, p. 80

19 Motor Mites, p. 51

20 Motor Mites, p. 51

21 Motor Mites, p. 51 Ladies Night, p. 54 Black History Program, p. 56

26 Motor Mites, p. 51

27 Park Board Meeting Motor Mites, p. 51 Mature Readers Book Discussion Group, p. 73

28 Motor Mites, p. 51 Ladies Night, p. 54 Restoration Day, p. 82

presidents day 24 Folk & Country Jam, p. 80 Tree ID, p. 80

25 Golf Senior Day, p. 41 Motor Mites, p. 51 Open Volleyball, p. 51 Yoga, p. 80


March 2013 • Park District “Drop In” Special Events (no registration necessary) SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

1 Motor Mites, p. 51 Zumba, p. 54

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Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt @ FRC, p. 50 • Easter Egg Festival @ FRC, p. 50 • Easter Egg Hunt @ Northtrail Park, p. 8 • Easter Egg Hunt @ Peoria Zoo, p. 31 • Easter Egg-Citement @ Logan Center, p. 52 • Easter Egg Hunt & Carnival @ Proctor Center, p. 55 • Underwater Easter Egg Hunt @ AquaPlex, p. 24 3 Tree ID, p. 80

4 Motor Mites, p. 51 Open Volleyball, p. 51 Yoga, p. 80

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6 Motor Mites, p. 51

7 Ladies Night, p. 54 March Madness, p. 86

8 Motor Mites, p. 51 Zumba, p. 54 Lily Show opens, p. 76 March Madness, p. 86

9 Remarkable Reptiles, p. 31 Story Corner, p. 80 Mike Anderson concert, p. 81 March Madness, p. 86

10 Winter Garden Walk, p. 76 Folk & Country Jam, p. 80

11 Motor Mites, p. 51 Open Volleyball, p. 51 Yoga, p. 80

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13 Park Board Meeting Motor Mites, p. 51

14 Ladies Night, p. 54 March Madness, p. 86

15 Motor Mites, p. 51 Zumba, p. 54 March Madness, p. 86

16 Flute Circle, p. 80 March Madness, p. 86

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18 Motor Mites, p. 51 Open Volleyball, p. 51 Yoga, p. 80

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20 Motor Mites, p. 51

21 Ladies Night, p. 54

22 Motor Mites, p. 51 Zumba, p. 54

23 Mother of Twins Sale, p. 22 Basketball Tournament, p. 56

25 Motor Mites, p. 51 Open Volleyball, p. 51 Yoga, p. 80

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27 Park Board Meeting Motor Mites, p. 51 Mature Readers Book Discussion Group, p. 73

28 Ladies Night, p. 54

29 Motor Mites, p. 51 Zumba, p. 54

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ST. PATRICK’S DAY 24 Folk & Country Jam, p. 80

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April 2013 • Park District “Drop In” Special Events (no registration necessary) SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

1 Motor Mites, p. 51 Open Volleyball, p. 51 Yoga, p. 80

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3 Motor Mites, p. 51

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5 Motor Mites, p. 51 Zumba, p. 54 8th Grade Basketball Game, p. 55 Spring Dance Recital, p. 59

6 Spring Thaw - Ice Skating Competition, p. 17 Princess & Pirates, p. 31 Watch the Opening 2-Player Scramble, p. 43 Story Corner, p. 80

7 Spring Thaw - Ice Skating Competition, p. 17

8 Motor Mites, p. 51 Open Volleyball, p. 51 Yoga, p. 80

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10 Park Board Meeting Motor Mites, p. 51

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12 Motor Mites, p. 51 Zumba, p. 54 Constellatin Hike, p. 80

13 Watch Carter’s Confusion Golf Tournament, p. 43 Community Garage Sale, p. 52 Are My Trees in Danger? p. 81 Dana & Susan Robinson concert, p. 81 Bluebird Workshop, p. 83

14 Folk & Country Jam, p. 80

15 Motor Mites, p. 51 Open Volleyball, p. 51 Yoga, p. 80

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17 Motor Mites, p. 51

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19 Motor Mites, p. 51 Zumba, p. 54

20 Watch Spring Classic 4-Player Scramble, p. 43 Green Day at Proctor, p. 56 Earth Day at FPNC, p. 81 Civil War Spring Drill, p. 83 SUMMER PLAYBOOK OUT

21 Party for the Planet, p. 31 Civil War Spring Drill, p. 83

22 Motor Mites, p. 51 Open Volleyball, p. 51 Yoga, p. 80

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REGISTRATION OPENS 28 Spring Plant Sale, p. 76 Folk & Country Jam, p. 80

29 Motor Mites, p. 51 Open Volleyball, p. 51 Yoga, p. 80

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24 Park Board Meeting Motor Mites, p. 51 Mature Readers Book Discussion Group, p. 73 Wildflower Walk, p. 81

25 Park Players Auditions, p. 66

26 Motor Mites, p. 51 Zumba, p. 54 Spring Plant Sale, p. 76

27 Spring Ice Show, p. 17 Spring Golf Clinic, p. 41 Watch the Round the Clock Golf Tournament, p. 43 Park Players Auditions, p. 66 Spring Plant Sale, p. 76 Open Fishing, p. 82


Easter Egg Hunts

Northtrail Park • Saturday, March 23 12:00 pm • $4/child We’ll have lots of candy and prize-filled eggs for children under 10. Registration begins at 11:15 am. The egg hunt will start promptly at 12 pm. Questions? Contact Samantha at 681-2854.

ONLINE REGISTRATION The Peoria Park District offers online registration at our website: www.peoriaparks.org. For other registration options (fax, mail in or walk in) please see page 96.

Set up your account first in order to register online beginning Monday, January 7!

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!

Questions? Please contact the Registration desk at 309-681-2851.

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Enjoy the tiger cubs, the new Australia Walk-About, the 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? Become a member before April 30, 2013 to enjoy special membership pricing!

Take advantage of the special pricing below. Discounted prices good now through April 30!

Adult #1______________________________ Adult #2______________________________

Go to www.peoriazoo.org or call 309-681-3500 for category details:

City, State, ZIP________________________________________________________________

         

Individual • $40 Joint • $60 Family • $85 $80 Grandparent • $85 $80 Family Plus • $110 $100 Grandparent Plus • $110 $100 Zoo Booster • $150 Zoo Benefactor • $300 Zoo Patron • $500 Pride of the Zoo • $1000

Address_____________________________________________________________________

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_____________________

RETURN TO: Peoria Zoological Society • 2520 N. Prospect Rd. • Peoria, IL 61603-2193

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Heart of Illinois Special Recreation Association 8727 N. Pioneer Road • 691-1929

Providing recreation activities for people with disabilities.

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 four 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 Sampling of our Programs: For Ages 2+

• Parents Night Out

For School-Aged Kids • • • •

After School Program Holiday Camp Spring Break Camp Summer Camps • Summer Daze • Camp Free to Be in Peoria and Washington • Camp Connections in Peoria and Washington • Afternoon Fun in Washington

For Adults

• FOCUS Program (runs Monday through Thursday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM) • Dances • Overnight Trips • Day Trips • Pizza and Bowling • Dinner and Games at HISRA • Dinner and a Movie • Bingo at HISRA • Strikers Bowling in Peoria

Adapted Sports

• Peoria Wildcats Wheelchair Basketball

Special Olympics • • • • • • •

Softball Golf Basketball Track and Field Aquatics Bocce Ball Bowling

Heart of Illinois Special Recreation Association (HISRA) A cooperative extension of the Chillicothe, Morton, Peoria, and Washington Park Districts 8727 N. Pioneer Road, Peoria, IL 61615 Phone: (309) 691-1929 http://peoriaparks.org/heart-of-illinois-special-recreation

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Paths and Trails 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. Information about the Peoria Park District Rock Island Greenway 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 Greenway North: 2.5 miles Alta to Pioneer Parkway Rock Island Greenway 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 - 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 Wake Robin: 2.75 miles 5809 Forest Park Drive Illinois River Bluff Trail - Wokanda to Robinson: 6 miles Trailhead at 620 Boy Scout Road


The Peoria Park District Rock Island Greenway saw a lot of development in 2012 and will see more 2013. Check out the map below for a map of the completed trail and proposed projects. For more information visit: www.peoriaparks-planning.org

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Owens Center

1019 W. Lake Avenue (in Lakeview Park) • 686-3368 • Public Skate Line: 686-3366 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 and figure skating programs.

MANAGER Doug Silberer: dsilberer@peoriaparks.org public skate schedule 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 Public Skate exceptions 2/3 Special Public Skate (1:30-3:30 pm only) 2/8-10 No public skate: College Tournament 3/3 No public skate 3/31 Closed for Easter 4/6-7 No public skate: ISI Spring Thaw 4/27 Ice Show 5/26-27 Closed for Memorial Day Admission Fees Junior (12 & under) $3.00 Adult (13 & over) $4.00 Senior (65 & over) $3.00 Skate Rental $2.00

Ways to Save When You Skate Skates Family Skate

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.

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

Ice Birthdays See pg. 90-91 About Our Skating School Clothing Warm, comfortable clothing with mittens or gloves and protective head gear or hats for young children is recommended. Adults additionally benefit from wrist guards and knee pads.

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 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. Please note: transfers may not occur after a class begins. If a student is no longer able to attend classes, a credit with a $5 administration fee will be assessed from the time the skating school is notified that the student is unable to attend. Each class time/level must meet a class minimum in order to run.

Booster & Private Lessons

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

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

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Winter/Spring Skating Lessons

Day of Lessons

Skating Stars

Super Skates

Adult Levels

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

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

Mon

4:30 pm 5:15 pm

4:30 pm 5:15 pm

Pick a day and time for your lessons. You will meet once a week (for 45 minutes) for 8 weeks.

Tues

10:00 am 1:00 pm

10:00 am 1:00 pm

10:00 am

WINTER: 2/4-3/30

Wed

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

5:15 pm

SPRING: 4/1-5/25

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

Thurs

4:30 pm 5:15 pm

5:15 pm

FEE-R/NR: $72/$77

4:30 pm 5:15 pm

Fri

4:30 pm* *winter session only

4:30 pm* *winter session only

Sat

9:00 am 9:45 am

9:00 am 9:45 am

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

9:00 am

Just getting started? Try our 4-week lessons for first time skaters only!

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: WINTER

Tu: 3/5-3/26

W: 3/6-3/27

Th: 3/7-3/28

Sa: 3/9-3/30

SPRING

Tu: 4/30-5/21

W: 5/1-5/22

Th: 5/2-5/23

Sa: 5/4-5/25

Fee-R/NR: $42/$47

For skaters who have completed ten levels of Owens Center Skating School OR are concurrently participating in Level 8 or above. Please see page 14 for Owens Center registration options.

Jump & Spin Learn the jumps, spins and connecting moves necessary for freestyle tests. W, 4:30 pm or Th, 5:15 pm Fee-R/NR: $72/$77

Low Field Moves & Power The best introduction for transitioning into the US Figure Skating test structure. A half hour of on- ice skating skills followed by a half hour of off-ice training. Students are to bring athletic shoes and a yoga mat to class. PREREQUISITE: LEVEL 8 High Jump & Spin OR PRE-JUVENILE FIELD MOVES & BELOW Advanced Field Moves & Power Learn the jumps, spins and connecting A half hour of off-ice training followed Tu, 5:15-6:15 pm; Fee-R/NR:$72/$77 moves for advanced freestyle tests and by a half hour of on- ice skating skills. competitions. PREREQUISITE: Freestyle Students are to bring athletic shoes and a Ice Dance Class Level 5 yoga mat to class. PRE-REQUISITE: MUST Looking to define your edge quality and M, 5:15 pm; Fee-R/NR: $72/$77 BE WORKING ON JUVENILE FIELD MOVES rhythm but not sure if you’re ready to OR ABOVE. jump and spin? Join ice dancing! Adult Jump & Spin Tu, 5:15-6:15 pm; Fee-R/NR: $72/$77 Sa, 8:00 8:45 am; Fee-R/NR: $72/$77 Learn jumps, spins and connecting moves. W, 5:15 pm; Fee-R/NR: $72/$77

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Owens Center Prep Hockey Clinics Want to play hockey but don’t know where to start? Our Prep Hockey Clinics for boys and girls, ages 3-13, provide the perfect opportunity to learn to skate along with the basic hockey fundamentals of stick handling, passing and shooting. After these clinics, you’ll be ready to join a hockey team!

Prep Hockey I will teach the fundamentals of skating. 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: One eight-week skating session or having already passed Skating Star level 1. Fee-R/NR: $42/$47 Day-Date Ages 3-6 Ages 7-13 Sa: 4/6-4/27 9:00 am 9:45 am

Prep 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 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). Fee-R/NR: $42/$47 Day-Date Ages 3-6 Ages 7-13 Sa: 5/4-5/25 9:00 am 9:45 am

Spring Hockey Clinics & Classes Pre-Hockey (Fall through Spring) You must have permission from the Hockey Coordinator to take this class. Learn the preliminary fundamentals of hockey while increasing your skating skills. Full equipment is required. An excellent class to take with a regular skating class. Thurs - 5:15 pm Fee-R/NR: $72/$77

Hockey Prep: Ages 3-6 Check out our newest Hockey class geared towards Mini-Mite players or soon to be Mini-Mite players. The curriculum will include skating, agility, stick handling, passing, shooting and game concepts. Full equipment is required. PREREQUISITE: Complete one season of PYHA Mini Mites or pass Skating Stars I & 2

Spring 50/50 Clinic for Mites, Squirts If you’ve got a hockey lover, this will keep ‘em going. Thirty minutes of instruction, followed by 30 minutes of scrimmage. Goaltenders are welcome as we will have a separate goalie instruction area for all sessions (limited to 4 per age group). Specific scheduling is pending. Contact Zac Tortorella after Feb. 1 for details: 686-3368.

Co-Ed Adult Clinic Learn and play at this clinic designed to bring hockey enjoyment to all ages and skill levels. An all-star staff will teach the fundamentals of hockey and you’ll apply these skills in scrimmages. Specific scheduling is pending. Contact Zac Tortorella after Feb. 1 for details: 686-3368.

Starting in Mid-July! Freestyle and Developmental Hockey

Hockey Leagues: For details call 686-3368 This NO CHECK league with three divisions is for ages 18+. Registration will begin in April with the league beginning in June.

Sessions available to practice freestyle and hockey skills and/or to receive private instruction. Scheduled times available at the rink.

3 on 3 League for Midgets and Adults

Hockey/Private Lessons

Adult No-Check Hockey League

Register your team of 6 players (5 players, 1 goalie) to compete in a 3 on 3 cross-ice league. Each team will play 12 games (2-11 minute running periods). Two games will be played each date you are scheduled to play. Specific scheduling is pending. Contact Zac Tortorella after Feb. 1 for details: 686-3368.

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Owens Center offers private lesson instruction for hockey players at all skill levels. For more details, call Zac Tortorella at 686-3368.

Visit owens center to register! www.peoriaparks.org


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.org for more details.

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: Email peoriaspeedskating@hotmail.com or search for Peoria Speed Skating on Facebook!

at Owens Center Skate sharpening & skate baking experts! We have in-stock items available and can special order skating & hockey equipment at competitive prices!

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Peoria Park District Youth Outreach & Intervention Department Carl Cannon, Supervisor: 589-5923 • www.eliteyp.org

The original ELITE program was born in 2006 as an 11-week business boot camp for high school sophomores and juniors in Peoria, Illinois. The weekly 1-hour in-school class is taught by teams of trained community leaders and business professionals who have the moral authority to tell kids what does and does not work when you’re looking to land (and keep) a job.

If you make the grade, finish the course and become “ELITE Certified,” you get the chance to apply for a meaningful part-time job during the ELITE Job Fair. In its first five years, the ELITE Youth Program provided more than 500 youth with jobs that give them spending money, keep them occupied and off the street, and help them build self-confidence and a resume for their next job. 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.

at Trewyn

The YOID Presentation Series plants the seed of change within a group and reinforces the healthy decisions students are already making by supporting them to “Do Right.” These presentations lay the foundation for the ELITE program standards at five area high schools, as well as the ELITE-certified events which take place throughout the Peoria community.

While the High School Program was a huge success, there was an overriding feeling that the program could be even more successful if it reached youth before they got to high school. That opportunity came in 2011 when the Peoria School District approached ELITE about tailoring the program for the K-8 crowd and bringing it to Peoria’s worst performing school located in the city’s lowest economic neighborhood. To truly change the culture of the school, ELITE has a presence at Trewyn K-8 every day it is in session. Home visits began in the summer of 2011. Both parents/guardians and students were required to sign a Code of Conduct Covenant. The upper classmen agreed to perform community service throughout the school year. There is a strict dress code and a high premium placed on conduct and effort. More than 700 teachers applied for 60 positions once word got out that ELITE was bringing respect back into the classroom. In its first year, ELITE was well on its way to changing the school’s culture from one of chaos to one of mutual, consistent respect for all people at all times.

More than 90 youth were arrested in the summer of 2007 when their unruly, mob behavior threatened many Peoria fairs and festivals, causing some of them to even shut down early. Law enforcement and community leaders came to ELITE to see if the principles that worked with the youth in high schools might also work with the youth at these events. One big hurdle was finding a volunteer base big enough to work some of these large, outdoor venues. But Carl Cannon had an idea. He’d long used U.S. Dept. of Justice work release men for event set-up and tear-down. He decided to give these men a quick course in the ELITE concept of mutual respect and give them a chance to give back to the community by working these events with other volunteers.

Since ELITE was implemented in the summer of 2008, there have been no youth incidents and no arrests. And once-fearful families have returned to the events in record numbers. The unconventional solution worked like a charm. And, it gave rise to yet another ELITE component: ELITE Re-Entry. In the fall of 2011, ELITE entered into a pilot program with the U.S. Dept. of Justice. The original youth job training program would be adapted for the work release population and offered to those men who were both eligible and interested. It’s a win-win for both the community and the men who are ready to make a new start in life.

For more information on ELITE and ELITE events, please visit www.eliteyp.org.

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UPCOMING EVENTS: March 7-9: March Madness 1A & 2A March 14-16: March Madness 3A & 4A Thursday, May 16: ELITE Graduation 6:00 pm • Riverside Community Church

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.

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Youth Outreach & Intervention The two-way street has now come full circle. It began by helping high school kids get a part-time job. Now those high school students are mentors and role models for the K-8 program, as are the work release men who work the fairs and assemblies as they share their “stories” with high schoolers and grade schoolers alike. There’s nothing like the power of listening to someone who’s “been there and done that”.

During the course of the ELITE program, all students are required to memorize and use the Phrases for Success:

Please. Thank You. You’re Welcome. Yes, Ma’am. No, Ma’am. Yes, Sir. No, Sir. Excuse Me. I’m Sorry. Help Me. I Have... I Can... I Will Be... ELITE.

Toward the end of the assembly, with a booming voice, military swagger and undisguised tough love, Carl Cannon will ask the question: “How do you serve your community?” “With respect”, the students respond. “And how does respect work?” Cannon booms back. “It’s a two way street. From me to you. From you to me.” That definition of respect is key to the program’s success. To extend and receive true respect for the first time can be a heady, life-changing experience for students of any age.

CHARACTER MATTERS 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.

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Durbin Chiropractic

Nelson Chiropractic


RiverPlex

600 NE Water Street • 282-1700 • www.riverplex.org AT A GLANCE The RiverPlex is the culmination of a partnership between the Peoria Park District and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. It is designed to offer a unique, holistic approach to recreation and wellness, fitness and preventative health care services and a host of leisure programs. It includes an XR-Game Zone, indoor cycling studio, indoor family aquatic center, outdoor water playground, elevated running track, arena and gym, aerobic and dance studio, 15,900 sq. ft. fitness floor, massage area, steam room and sauna, kitchen and classrooms. superintendent Brent Wheeler bwheeler@peoriaparks.org Hours Mon-Fri 5 am-10 pm Sat & Sun 7 am-7 pm *closed for Easter Birthdays See pg. 90-91

Facility Use

RiverPlex Membership Membership offers you full access to the XRGame Zone, fitness center, all group exercise classes, indoor family aquatic center, elevated 1/8 mile running track, open gym, steam room and sauna and discounts on massage therapy, personal training, kids camps and classes. Stop by the Sales Desk or call 6911542 to schedule a tour.

Use by Non-Members Drop in for the Day: Pay a daily fee for full access to the facility. You’ll enjoy everything full members do for just $11/day for adults. Drop in for Classes: Buy a single class or 10-visit pass for $50 and participate in any one of our 140+ fitness and aquatic exercise classes each week. Register for Swim Lessons or Rec Program: The RiverPlex offers dozens of Learn-To-Swim classes, along with camps and special events that anyone can register for. Attend a Special Event: Each year the facility hosts hundreds of events, from birthday

LIKE us on FACEBOOK! parties and lock-ins to community fundraisers and athletic events. Plan your birthday party, rent the RiverPlex or come for any other public event.

Services Personal Training The RiverPlex employs certified personal trainers that have the education and training to help you meet all of your fitness goals. Our team will show you how to participate in a safe and productive exercise program that will give you results.

Massage Therapy APPOINTMENTS: 282-1700 Our licensed massage therapist can perform an array of therapeutic applications for both members and nonmembers including Swedish and Therapeutic massage. Prices start at $35/half hour for members.

Group Exercise Classes Classes include Body Pump, Body Step, RPM, Body Combat, Body Attack, Body Flow, CX WORX, Sh’Bam, Zumba, Yoga and More!

Rent the RiverPlex See pg. 92-93

* See our group exercise schedule at www.riverplex.org.

The XR-Game Zone at the RiverPlex gives you the chance to experience interactive exergaming at its finest! Your body is the controller in these computerized games that will challenge people of any age and fitness level. Enjoy Dance Dance Revolution, rock climbing, the Lightspace Play Floor, Wii games, Knect, XR Bikes, PS3 Games, an interactive stepper and more! Check out the XR-Game Zone online at www.riverplex.org.

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RiverPlex Mark Your Calendars for these Upcoming Events! Peoria Prairie Story Tellers Presents An Evening of Winter Tales

Sa: 2/23 • $5 in advance, $7 at the door • Call 309-682-2915 Join us for stories and songs to warm the heart and delight the soul during those long cold nights. Professional storytellers will bring to remembrance days gone by and places far away. Be prepared for grins and laughter. Families are welcomed and encouraged.

Peoria Mother of Twins Club Sale Sa: 3/23 • 8 am-12 pm • $1 admission Don’t miss your chance to buy kids clothing (newborn to preteen), toys and other baby equipment. For a free admission coupon, visit www.peoriamothersoftwins.org.

Building Steam - begins April 3! Building Steam is an 11-week program of Fitness, Friendship, and Fun to help runners and walkers of all ages, abilities, and experience levels to prepare for the Steamboat Classic 4 Mile Run/Walk on June 15. Trained volunteers work with participants to get more fit, make friends, and have fun as the group prepares for the trip to the Steamboat Classic finish line. To register and for additional information, please visit www.steamboatclassic.org.

Heart of Illinois Senior Games and the Arts Thursday, 5/23 - Monday, 5/27 Join us for several days of fun, food and fellowship! There truly IS something for everyone age 50 and better! For a complete schedule of events or for volunteer/ sponsorship information, visit our website: www.hoiseniorgames.org. See page 74 for more details! Questions? Contact Janelle Clark at 309-681-2861 or jclark@ peoriaparks.org.

Our trained staff will provide a variety of activities...games, arts and crafts, movies, time to play in the AquaPlex and much more! Bring your own lunch and drink and we will provide an afternoon snack and drink. Space is limited so sign up today! Camp runs from 7 am-5:30 pm. N Min/Max: 5-30 VOLUNTEER! OGRAM PR Daily Fee-M/R/NR: $30/$32/$34 See pg. 86 All 7 Days Fee-M/R/NR: $200/$214/$228

Code

Day-Date

54733

Th: 3/28

54734

F: 3/29

54735

M: 4/1

54736

Tu: 4/2

54737

W: 4/3

54739

Th: 4/4

54740

F: 4/5

54738

All 7 Days

Every week is a water week for the kids who attend camp. Children swim four days a week in our indoor/outdoor AquaPlex and will be participating in outside water games every week along with so many other exciting activities. Themed weeks include: (in no particular order) Let the Games Begin • Tropical Breeze • Aero Mania • Hitting the Waves Raiders of the Lost RiverPlex • Willy Wonka • Splash-n-Dash • Game Show Wet, Wild and Wacky • Fantasy • Island Explorer • Mud Pie Register your child by April 5 to receive the Early Bird Discount of 10%, (5% multiple child discount cannot be applied in conjunction with early bird discount). Must register in person to receive Early Bird Discount. Sign up fast, maximum number of spots will be 80 for summer of 2013!

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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

Let your little ones burn off energy and have fun on mats with oversized foam equipment in our climate-controlled gym. This time is set aside for youngsters to play freely with balls, Little Tykes, tricycles, cars, scooters and more! Parental supervision is required.

Jan. 3-April 30 • 9:30-11:30 am Tuesdays and Thursdays* $3/child • Children under 1: Free Children under 1 are free, please sign in and pay at the front desk. We ask there not to be any food or drink allowed in the gym due to food allergies please. *no Totally Tots on 1/17/13


To register for any of these leagues please email Dave Branyan at dbranyan@peoriaparks.org. Please include: team name, players names, emails and cell phone numbers. Have questions? Don’t have a team or need players for your team? Please call Dave Branyan at 282-1521 or 309-360-0111 and we will do our best to help you out.

Women’s Indoor 6’s Volleyball League

RIVERPLEX SAND VOLLEYBALL

Do you love volleyball? Join our Women’s Volleyball League. We offer three sessions each year, September-October, NovemberDecember and January-March, each with A, B and C divisions. The next session starts Sunday, January 13 and will run for 8-10 weeks. Games times: 4 pm, 5 pm or 6 pm.

Soccer for ages 2-5 now indoors at the RiverPlex! HappyFeet is a perfect starting point for developing skills as it is non-competitive and uses fun techniques to train advanced motor skills, dynamic dribbling, shooting skills & fitness. Fee: $36 SEE PAGE 34 FOR MORE DETAILS.

RiverPlex Coed 6’s Volleyball Leagues Coed league nights are Tuesdays & Wednesdays. We offer four indoor sessions: Sept-Oct, Nov-Dec, Jan-Feb and MarApril. Game times: 5:30 pm, 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm or 8:30 pm. Our next Tuesday session begins: January 8 and will run 6-10 weeks. Our next Wednesday session begins: January 9 and will run 6-10 weeks.

Starts the week of May 13 (weather permitting) Volleyball moves outdoors for the summer months at the RiverPlex. We have 10 courts on the RiverFront just north of the RiverPlex. Register early - these leagues fill fast. Monday Coed 4’s A & B Tuesday Women’s and Men’s A 2’s Wednesday Coed 4’s and Men’s B 2’s Thursday Coed 2’s A, B, C

WIFFLEBALL TOURNAMENT Saturday, February 2 • RiverPlex With softball just around the corner, warm up your skills with wiffleball. Come out for this one-day tournament and enjoy the backyard game transformed into an indoor event. Teams will be made up of five players and will pitch to their own team. Each player will get two pitches, then run the bases like baseball. Contact Matt Suellentrop at 681-2866 or msuellentrop@peoriaparks.org with questions. Team Fee: $75

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RiverPlex/AquaPlex 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) $5 Adult (13-61 years) $7 Senior (62 & up) $5 Spectator $2 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. Mon-Fri 5-8 pm Sat & Sun 12-7 pm Spring Break Swim Schedule The AquaPlex will have additional open swim hours during Spring Break: 4/1-4/5 12-8 pm 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-Fri 5 am-10 pm Sat & Sun 7 am-7 pm Please Note • Children 10 years and younger must be accompanied by a parent/guardian

(age 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 up to 2 lanes of the lap pool during swim lessons at the following times: Tu & Th: 5:30-7:45 pm, W: 2:30-4 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/child. For an additional $2/child our instructors will help your troop earn their swim badges. Please call 282-1531 for available times. PreSchool Splash: Ages 1-5 Join us for this parent-child program in the leisure pool. Children enjoy the splash features and play stations with a parent/ guardian who swims with them. M-F thru 5/10 10-11:30 am Fee-M/R/NR: FREE/$3/$3 AquaPlex Birthday Parties For details, please see page 90-91. Private Rentals Held after open hours, your group has exclusive rights to the Aquatic Center! Call 282-1531 for rates.

All classes are free to members. Non-members may purchase a 10 pass punch-card for $50. Please pick up a water aerobics schedule at the RiverPlex or at www.peoriaparks.org. Senior Fit: A great class set to upbeat music for the mature aerobics fan. Held in the warm water therapy pool, this class is great for those who want strengthening, additional flexibility, and those with joint problems. OSF Arthritis: Join us for a workout in the warm water to improve your joint range of motion and strength. Classes offered mornings, afternoons and evenings with easy entrance into the pool. A Physician Consent form is required. Call 282-1605 to register. OSF Multiple Sclerosis: Focus on stretching, joint range of motion, muscle strengthening, balance and coordination in a positive social setting. A Physician Consent form is required. Call 282-1605 to register.

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NEW!

Tummies and Thighs: This class is designed to work your abs and your thighs (plus your legs and lower back). Run the Rapids: This class will give you the benefits of running without all the stress on your body. Water shoes recommended. Ai Chi: An end of the week breather! Relax and get a great workout while our instructors lead you through a series of controlled movements and breathing techniques set to serene music. High/Low: A great overall workout and conditioning class that includes a warm-up, cardio and strengthening and cool down. Water in Motion: This new water exercise program provides a low impact, high energy challenge for participants of all ages, skill and fitness levels. Jump in and make a splash with this cardiovascular workout that tones and tapers the entire body.


Learn to Swim With Us!

M = Fee for RiverPlex Members • R = Fee for Park District Residents • NR = Fee for Non-Residents Exploration 1: Ages 6-24 months

Voyagers: Age 3

This class is for infants and adults to enjoy together. An instructor will lead the group through a series of developmentally appropriate water activities. Class is held in the warm water pool for added comfort.

This is an introduction to swimming for toddlers who have attended Exploration 1 and/or Exploration 2 and have been promoted into this class, or are 3 years old at the start of the class. Participants will learn water independence, basic water movement and floats in the warm water pool. Adults are not in the water with children in this class. Register early - class fills quickly!

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-M/R/NR

54379

Tu, Th: 1/15-2/7

6:35-7:05 pm

$29/$33/$37

54380

Tu, Th: 2/12-3/7

6:35-7:05 pm

$29/$33/$37

54381

Tu, Th: 3/12-4/ 4

6:35-7:05 pm

$29/$33/$37

54382

Tu, Th: 4/ 9-5/2

6:35-7:05 pm

$29/$33/$37

54383

Sa: 1/19-2/9

10:30-11:00 am

$15/$17/$19

54384

Sa: 2/16-3/9

10:30-11:00 am

$15/$17/$19

54385

Sa: 3/16-4/13

10:30-11:00 am

$15/$17/$19

54386

Sa: 4/20-5/11

10:30-11:00 am

$15/$17/$19

54378

Tu, Th: 5/7-5/16

6:35-7:05 pm

$15/$17/$19

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

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-M/R/NR

54516

Tu: 1/15-2/5

5:30-6:00 pm

$16/$18/$21

54517

Tu: 2/12-3/5

5:30-6:00 pm

$16/$18/$21

54518

Tu: 3/12-4/2

5:30-6:00 pm

$16/$18/$21

54519

Tu: 4/9-4/30

5:30-6:00 pm

$16/$18/$21

54511

Tu, Th: 1/15-2/7

6:35-7:05 pm

$31/$35/$41

54512

Tu, Th: 2/12-3/7

6:35-7:05 pm

$31/$35/$41

54513

Tu, Th: 3/12-4/4

6:35-7:05 pm

$31/$35/$41

54514

Tu, Th: 4/9-5/2

6:35-7:05 pm

$31/$35/$41

54520

Sa: 1/19-2/9

9:45-10:15 am

$16/$18/$21

54521

Sa: 1/19-2/9

10:30-11:00 am

$16/$18/$21

54522

Sa: 2/16-3/9

9:45-10:15 am

$16/$18/$21

54523

Sa: 2/16-3/9

10:30-11:00 am

$16/$18/$21

54525

Sa: 3/16-4/13

9:45-10:15 am

$16/$18/$21

54524

Sa: 3/16-4/13

10:30-11:00 am

$16/$18/$21

54527

Sa: 4/20-5/11

9:45-10:15 am

$16/$18/$21

54526

Sa: 4/20-5/11

10:30-11:00 am

$16/$18/$21

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-M/R/NR

54392

Tu, Th: 1/15-2/7

7:10-7:40 pm

$29/$33/$37

54393

Tu, Th: 2/12-3/7

7:10-7:40 pm

$29/$33/$37

54394

Tu, Th: 3/12-4/4

7:10-7:40 pm

$29/$33/$37

54395

Tu, Th: 4/ 9-5/2

7:10-7:40 pm

$29/$33/$37

54390

Tu, Th: 5/7-5/16

7:10-7:40 pm

$15/$17/$19

Pre-Journey 1: Ages 4-7

54396

Sa: 1/19-2/9

9:10-9:40 am

$15/$17/$19

54402

Sa: 2/16-3/9

9:45-10:15 am

$15/$17/$19

This class is for children who have had NO swimming experience or who may be timid in getting into the water.

54397

Sa: 3/16-4/13

9:10-9:40 am

$15/$17/$19

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-M/R/NR

$15/$17/$19

54485

Tu, Th: 1/15-2/7

5:30-6:00 pm

$31/$35/$41

54486

Tu, Th: 2/12-3/7

5:30-6:00 pm

$31/$35/$41

54487

Tu, Th: 3/12-4/4

5:30-6:00 pm

$31/$35/$41

54488

Tu, Th: 4/9-5/2

5:30-6:00 pm

$31/$35/$41

54489

Tu, Th: 5/7-5/16

5:30-6:00 pm

$16/$18/$21

54490

Sa: 1/19-2/9

9:00-9:40 am

$22/$25/$29

54491

Sa: 2/16-3/9

9:00-9:40 am

$22/$25/$29

54492

Sa: 3/16-4/13

9:00-9:40 am

$22/$25/$29

54493

Sa: 4/20-5/11

9:00-9:40 am

$22/$25/$29

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-M/R/NR

54530

W: 2/6-2/27

2:30-4:00 pm

$24/$26/$28

54531

W: 3/6-3/27

2:30-4:00 pm

$24/$26/$28

54403

Sa: 4/20-5/11

9:45-10:15 am

Home School Swim Program (ages 5-16)

Come join us for an exciting time of open swim and swim lessons. Your child will receive a swim lesson appropriate for their ability and age and enjoy splash time with other children in our leisure pool. Min/Max: 5-16

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RiverPlex/AquaPlex Journey 1: Ages 4-7

Journey 3: Ages 4-7

This course is for children who are comfortable in the water and have some water experience. This course will focus on floating, kicking, breathing and beginner strokes. Register early - class fills quickly!

Children 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 and start building their endurance. Time will also be given to diving and treading water

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-M/R/NR

54420

Tu, Th: 1/15-2/7

6:00-6:30 pm

$31/$35/$41

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-M/R/NR

54422

Tu, Th: 1/15-2/7

6:35-7:05 pm

$31/$35/$41

54471

Tu, Th: 1/15-2/7

6:00-6:30 pm

$31/$35/$41

Tu, Th: 2/12-3/7

6:00-6:30 pm

$31/$35/$41

54423

Tu, Th: 1/15-2/7

7:10-7:40 pm

$31/$35/$41

54472

54424

Tu, Th: 2/12-3/7

6:00-6:30 pm

$31/$35/$41

54473

Tu, Th: 3/12-4/4

6:00-6:30 pm

$31/$35/$41

Tu, Th: 4/9-5/2

6:00-6:30 pm

$31/$35/$41

54426

Tu, Th: 2/12-3/7

6:35-7:05 pm

$31/$35/$41

54474

54428

Tu, Th: 2/12-3/7

7:10-7:40 pm

$31/$35/$41

54475

Tu, Th: 5/7-5/16

6:00-6:30 pm

$31/$35/$41

Sa: 1/19-2/9

9:00-9:40 am

$22/$25/$29

54442

Tu, Th: 3/12-4/4

6:00-6:30 pm

$31/$35/$41

54476

54429

Tu, Th: 3/12-4/4

6:35-7:05 pm

$31/$35/$41

54477

Sa: 2/16-3/9

9:00-9:40 am

$22/$25/$29

Sa: 3/16-4/13

9:00-9:40 am

$22/$25/$29

Sa: 4/20-5/11

9:00-9:40 am

$22/$25/$29

54449

Tu, Th: 3/12-4/4

7:10-7:40 pm

$16/$18/$21

54478

54430

Tu, Th: 4/9-5/2

6:00-6:30 pm

$31/$35/$41

54479

54448

Tu, Th: 4/9-5/2

6:35-7:05 pm

$31/$35/$41

54431

Tu, Th: 4/9-5/2

7:10-7:40 pm

$31/$35/$41

54432

Tu, Th: 5/7-5/16

6:00-6:30 pm

$16/$18/$21

54433

Tu, Th: 5/7-5/16

6:35-7:05 pm

$16/$18/$21

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-M/R/NR

54436

Tu, Th: 5/7-5/16

7:10-7:40 pm

$16/$18/$21

54331

Tu, Th: 1/15-2/7

6:00-6:30 pm

$31/$35/$41

54434

Sa: 1/19-2/9

9:45-10:25 am

$22/$25/$29

54332

Tu, Th: 2/12-3/7

6:00-6:30 pm

$31/$35/$41

54444

Sa: 1/19-2/9

10:30-11:10 am

$22/$25/$29

54333

Tu, Th: 3/12-4/4

6:00-6:30 pm

$31/$35/$41

54435

Sa: 2/16-3/9

9:45-10:25 am

$22/$25/$29

54334

Tu, Th: 4/9-5/2

6:00-6:30 pm

$31/$35/$41

54445

Sa: 2/16-3/9

10:30-11:10 am

$22/$25/$29

54335

Sa: 1/19-2/9

9:00-9:40 am

$22/$25/$29

54446

Sa: 3/16-4/13

9:45-10:25 am

$22/$25/$29

54336

Sa: 2/16-3/9

9:00-9:40 am

$22/$25/$29

54416

Sa: 3/16-4/13

10:30-11:10 am

$22/$25/$29

54337

Sa: 3/16-4/13

9:00-9:40 am

$22/$25/$29

54417

Sa: 4/20-5/11

9:45-10:25 am

$22/$25/$29

54338

Sa: 4/20-5/11

9:00-9:40 am

$22/$25/$29

54418

Sa: 4/20-5/11

10:30-11:10 am

$22/$25/$29

54327

Tu, Th: 5/7-5/16

6:00-6:30 pm

$16/$18/$21

Journey 2: Ages 4-7 Children MUST know how to float, glide and kick by themselves and have basic stroke knowledge. They will learn front crawl breathing, proper back crawl arms and be introduced to breaststroke and butterfly kicking.

Discovery 1: Ages 7-14 This class is for kids with little or no experience in the water. They will learn water adjustment, breathing, floating, kicking and basic strokes.

Discovery 2: Ages 7-14 Children MUST know how to float, glide and kick by themselves and have basic stroke knowledge. They will learn front crawl breathing, proper back crawl arms and be introduced to breaststroke and butterfly kicking.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-M/R/NR

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-M/R/NR

54456

Tu, Th: 1/15-2/7

6:00-6:30 pm

$31/$35/$41

54343

Tu, Th: 1/15-2/7

6:35-7:05 pm

$31/$35/$41

54451

Tu, Th: 2/12-3/7

6:00-6:30 pm

$31/$35/$41

54344

Tu, Th: 2/12-3/7

6:35-7:05 pm

$31/$35/$41

54457

Tu, Th: 3/12-4/4

6:00-6:30 pm

$31/$35/$41

54345

Tu, Th: 3/12-4/4

6:35-7:05 pm

$31/$35/$41

54452

Tu, Th: 4/9-5/2

6:00-6:30 pm

$31/$35/$41

54346

Tu, Th: 4/ 9-5/2

6:35-7:05 pm

$31/$35/$41

54458

Tu, Th: 5/7-5/16

6:00-6:30 pm

$16/$18/$21

54352

Sa: 1/19-2/9

10:30-11:10 am

$22/$25/$29

54453

Sa: 1/19-2/9

9:45-10:25 am

$22/$25/$29

54347

Sa: 2/16-3/9

9:45-10:25 am

$22/$25/$29

54459

Sa: 1/19-2/9

10:30-11:10 am

$22/$25/$29

54348

Sa: 3/16-4/13

9:45-10:25 am

$22/$25/$29

54454

Sa: 2/16-3/9

9:45-10:25 am

$22/$25/$29

54349

Sa: 4/20-5/11

9:45-10:25 am

$22/$25/$29

54464

Sa: 2/16-3/9

10:30-11:10 am

$22/$25/$29

54341

Tu, Th: 5/7-5/16

6:35-7:05 pm

$16/$18/$21

54460

Sa: 3/16-4/13

9:45-10:25 am

$22/$25/$29

54465

Sa: 3/16-4/13

10:30-11:10 am

$22/$25/$29

54461

Sa: 4/20-5/11

9:45-10:25 am

$22/$25/$29

54466

Sa: 4/20-5/11

10:30-11:10 am

$22/$25/$29

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Discovery 3: Ages 7-15

Challenge Advanced: Ages 7-14

Children 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 and start building their endurance. Time will also be given to diving and treading water

For children who know the basic elementary backstroke, butterfly and sidestroke. Development of these strokes will be emphasized as well as turns, competitive starts and safety skills.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-M/R/NR

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-M/R/NR

54159

Tu, Th: 1/15-2/7

7:10-7:40 pm

$31/$35/$41

54355

Tu, Th: 1/15-2/7

5:30-6:00 pm

$31/$35/$41

54160

Tu, Th: 2/12-3/7

7:10-7:40 pm

$31/$35/$41

54356

Tu, Th: 2/12-3/7

5:30-6:00 pm

$31/$35/$41

54161

Tu, Th: 3/12-4/4

7:10-7:40 pm

$31/$35/$41

54357

Tu, Th: 3/12-4/4

5:30-6:00 pm

$31/$35/$41

54162

Tu, Th: 4/9-5/2

7:10-7:40 pm

$31/$35/$41

54358

Tu, Th: 4/ 9-5/2

5:30-6:00 pm

$31/$35/$41

54163

Sa: 1/19-2/9

11:15-11:55 am

$22/$25/$29

54359

Sa: 1/19-2/9

10:30-11:10 am

$22/$25/$29

54164

Sa: 2/16-3/9

11:15-11:55 am

$22/$25/$29

54360

Sa: 2/16-3/9

10:30-11:10 am

$22/$25/$29

54165

Sa: 3/16-4/13

11:15-11:55 am

$22/$25/$29

54361

Sa: 3/16-4/13

10:30-11:10 am

$22/$25/$29

54166

Sa: 4/20-5/11

11:15-11:55 am

$22/$25/$29

54362

Sa: 4/20-5/11

10:30-11:10 am

$22/$25/$29

54168

Tu, Th: 5/7-5/16

7:10-7:40 pm

$16/$18/$21

54354

Tu, Th:5/7-5/16

5:30-6:00 pm

$16/$18/$21

Challenge Novice: Ages 7-14 This class is for children who know the basic freestyle, backstroke and breastroke. They will add endurance to the above skills. They will also work on the development of these strokes and add elementary backstroke, butterfly and sidestroke.

Challenge Expert: Ages 7-14 In this course, children will continue with what has been introduced in Challenge Advanced. The focus is on developing stroke proficiency and polishing existing techniques over longer distances. Swimmers will also be introduced to a few more advanced aspects of competitive swimming, such as flip turns, streamlining and breathing techniques.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-M/R/NR

54169

Sa: 1/19-2/9

11:15-11:55 am

$22/$25/$29

54178

Sa: 2/16-3/9

11:15-11:55 am

$22/$25/$29

$31/$35/$41

54170

Sa: 3/16-4/6

11:15-11:55 am

$22/$25/$29

7:10-7:40 pm

$31/$35/$41

54171

Sa: 4/20-5/11

11:15-11:55 am

$22/$25/$29

Tu, Th: 4/9-5/2

7:10-7:40 pm

$31/$35/$41

54173

Tu, Th: 1/15-2/7

5:30-6:00 pm

$31/$35/$41

54321

Sa: 1/19-2/9

11:15-11:55 am

$22/$25/$29

54174

Tu, Th: 2/12-3/7

5:30-6:00 pm

$31/$35/$41

54322

Sa: 2/16-3/9

11:15-11:55 am

$22/$25/$29

54175

Tu, Th:3/12-4/4

5:30-6:00 pm

$31/$35/$41

54323

Sa: 3/16-4/13

11:15-11:55 am

$22/$25/$29

54176

Tu, Th: 4/9-5/2

5:30-6:00 pm

$31/$35/$41

54324

Sa: 4/20-5/11

11:15-11:55 am

$22/$25/$29

54177

Tu, Th: 5/7-5/16

5:30-6:00 pm

$16/$18/$21

54325

Tu, Th: 5/7-5/16

7:10-7:40 pm

$16/$18/$21

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-M/R/NR

54317

Tu, Th:1/15-2/7

7:10-7:40 pm

$31/$35/$41

54318

Tu, Th: 2/12-3/7

7:10-7:40 pm

54319

Tu, Th: 3/12-4/4

54320

WANTED: Lifeguards! Get a job you can feel good about - lifeguarding! Our classes provide you with the proper training. Call Sue at 282-1531 to register for upcoming sessions. March 8 March 9 March 10

4:30-9:30 pm 8:30 am-5:00 pm 8:30 am-4:30 pm

April 12 April 13 April 14

4:30-9:30 pm 8:30 am-5:00 pm 8:30 am-4:30 pm

May 17 May 18 May 19

4:30-9:30 pm 8:30 am-5:00 pm 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Interested in becoming a Lifeguard but need to brush up on your swim skills? Come to Central Park Pool on the following days from 4:45-5:30 pm and our staff will help you with swim skills. Participants must be 15 years old and want to take the Lifeguard class. Choose any of the following days: 2/15, 2/22, 3/7, 3/21, 4/18 or 4/25. Call Sue at 282-1531 for more details. 2013 Winter/Spring Playbook

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RiverPlex/AquaPlex YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A RIVERPLEX MEMBER TO PARTICIPATE IN SWIM LESSONS

M = Fee RiverPlex Members pay • R = Fee Park District Residents pay NR = Fee Nonresidents pay

Swim for Fitness: Ages 16+ This course is designed for proficient swimmers interested in learning skills of fitness swimming. An instructor will guide participants through various workouts, all while providing tips about building endurance and improving technique. The workouts will cover a wide range of drills and strokes to offer a varied approach.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-M/R/NR

54637

W: 2/13-3/6

6:00-6:40 pm

$32/$38

Terrified of Water: Ages 16+ 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 to deal with any fears that you may have about the water environment, while teaching you basic swimming skills, such as front and back floats and freestyle stroke.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-M/R/NR

54500

Tu: 1/15-2/5

7:45-8:15 pm

$16/$18/$21

54501

Tu: 2/12-3/5

7:45-8:15 pm

$16/$18/$21

54502

Tu: 3/12-4/2

7:45-8:15 pm

$16/$18/$21

54503

Tu: 4/9-4/30

7:45-8:15 pm

$16/$18/$21

Adult Learn to Swim - Beginner: Ages 16+ This class is for adults who are not afraid of the water, but need to learn the basic skills of swimming.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-M/R/NR

54149

Tu, Th: 1/15-2/7

7:10-7:40 pm

$31/$35/$41

54150

Tu, Th: 2/12-3/7

7:10-7:40 pm

$31/$35/$41

54151

Tu, Th: 3/12-4/4

7:10-7:40 pm

$31/$35/$41

54152

Tu, Th: 4/9-5/2

7:10-7:40 pm

$31/$35/$41

54153

Tu, Th: 5/7-5/16

7:10-7:40 pm

$16/$18/$21

Adult Learn to Swim - Intermediate: Ages 16+ We will work at improving your front and back crawl strokes, endurance levels and add other strokes as desired. You should be able to swim 100 yards on your front and back.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-M/R/NR

54154

Tu, Th: 1/15-2/7

7:45-8:15 pm

$31/$35/$41

54155

Tu, Th: 2/12-3/7

7:45-8:15 pm

$31/$35/$41

54156

Tu, Th: 3/12-4/4

7:45-8:15 pm

$31/$35/$41

54157

Tu, Th: 4/ 9-5/2

7:45-8:15 pm

$31/$35/$41

54158

Tu, Th: 5/7-5/16

7:45-8:15 pm

$16/$18/$21

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Central Park Pool

415 W. Richmond (next to Central High School) • 686-3370 or 282-1531 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 Public swim Sunday

12:00-2:00 pm

Adult lap swim (fee: $2.25) Sunday 11:00 am-12:00 pm Mon-Fri 5:30-7:30 am Saturday 7:00-8:30 am Admission Fees Juniors (under 12) $2.25 Adults (13+) $2.75 Seniors (65+) $2.25 Family $5.25 (2 adults, 3 kids)

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: 5:30-7:30 am, Sat: 6:30-8 am Sun: 11 am-2 pm Fee-R/NR: $45/$55 per season

Season Tickets Purchase a season swim pass and save yourself some money on adult lap swims and open swims. Season Fee-R/NR Jan 2-May 31 $60/$70 June 1-Aug 31 $40/$50 Sept 1-Dec 30 $50/$60 Jan 1-Dec 30 $135.00 Group Discounts Groups of 10 or more are admitted to any public swim for 25¢ off regular admission each. Reservations needed. Birthday Parties See pg. 90-91

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Peoria Zoo

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

Can’t come to the Zoo? Invite the Zoo to you! Birds, snakes, rabbits and more can be invited to your next birthday celebration. Prices start at $100 for Peoria residents and are adjusted for travel outside of Peoria and number of participants. More birthday options can be found on page 90-91.

Weddings & Baby Showers at the Peoria Zoo AT A GLANCE The Peoria Zoo is home to over 100 species of animals from around the world. From giraffes and rhinoceros to spider monkeys and sea lions, the Zoo is the wildest family place in town. Peoria Zoo offers daily sea lion feedings, educational programs, and a gift shop stocked with unusual and exciting merchandise. Live on the “wild side” and visit Peoria Zoo! Director Yvonne Strode: ystrode@peoriaparks.org Hours Daily 10:00 am-5:00 pm Last Admission 4:30 pm Lodge Hours 10:00 am-4:00 pm, April-September Admission Fees Adults 13+ Children 3-12 years Senior Citizens

$9.00 $5.25 $8.00

Donation days January 2-February 12, 2013 Can’t get enough of the zoo? Become our friend on Facebook! Go to peoriazoo.org for a quick link! Safari Gift shop Don’t forget about the Safari Gift Shop at the Peoria Zoo. We have a variety of new t-shirts, hats, puzzles, stuffed animals, educational materials and much more. New merchandise has arrived in bright colors and fresh designs for the beginning of the spring season!

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No matter what the season, an event at the Zambezi River Lodge inside the Peoria Zoo is one you will remember! Our 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 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 outdoor weddings held at Luthy Botanical Gardens next door. Call 38-3519 to arrange your tour today!

New this year - Baby Shower Rentals! Looking for a place to hold your baby shower? How about the Zoo? New this year, we are offering our Treetops classroom for your baby shower. Price includes the room for 2 hours, a cake from Trefzgers, and admission into the Zoo for 2 hours. Price: $225. Includes admission into the Zoo for up to 15 people. Call 6813513 to schedule your shower!

Calling All Teenagers!

Are you between the ages of 14-17? Do you have a love for animals? Do you want to make a difference in the world around you? Join the ZOO TEEN program at the Peoria Zoo! Check out our website at www.peoriazoo.org for more information or call 309-681-3513. Applications for the program are only being accepted through April 13, 2013, so act fast! Not a teenager? We need you too! The Zoo is growing and we could use you! Interested in learning about animals? Want to share that knowledge with others? The Zoo is the place for you. Pick up a volunteer application at the park district office and learn what you can do at the Peoria Zoo.

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 1.5 hours. Cost: $7/child and $10/adult-includes Zoo admission (special prices for school groups)


Saturday, March 9 11:00 am-2:00 pm From snakes to turtles, don’t miss your chance to find out more about the fascinating world of reptiles. We’ll have animal encounters and talks throughout the day as well as a snake feeding at 1:00. Regular Zoo admission applies.

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VOLUNTEER! PROGRAM See pg. 86

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Peoria Zoo Classes & Programs Registration required, please call 681-3513.

ZOO CAMP REGISTRATION BEGINS MARCH 4! Check out our expanded summer camp schedule on-line. Register early, spots fill fast. www.peoriazoo.org

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Classes & Programs Registration required, please call 681-3513. Classes fill fast, register early! Call (309) 681-3513 to register. All prices include Peoria Zoo admission and are per person unless specified. Classes must be paid for at time of registration.

Zoo Tots: Ages 2-4

Introduce your child to the world of animals! Through up-close animal encounters, crafts, and stories, you and your child can explore the amazing world of animals. Registration is required. Parents must attend. Min/Max: 5/15. Fee-M/NM: $5/$11. Day-Date

Time

Topic

Sa: 1/12 or Th: 1/17

10-10:50 am

I is for...

Th: 1/24

10-10:50 am

More I is for...

Sa: 2/9 or Th: 2/21

10-10:50 am

J is for...

Sa: 3/9 or Th: 3/21

10-10:50 am

K is for...

Th: 3/28

10-10:50 am

More K is for...

Sa: 4/13 or Th: 4/18

10-10:50 am

L is for...

Th: 4/25

10-10:50 am

More L is for...

Zig Zag Zoo: Ages 4-8

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. Registration is required. Min/Max: 5/15. Fee-M/NM: $10/$15. Day-Date

Time

Topic

Sa: 3/2

9:30-11:30 am

Dinner and Diner

Wild Readers: Ages 7-12

Let books spark the imagination while the Zoo flames the fire! We’ll discuss a children’s book, meet animals featured in the books and complete activities that help bring the book to life. Registration is required. Min/Max: 5/15. Fee-M/NM: $10/$15. Day-Date

Time

Topic

Su: 3/3

1:30-3:30 pm

If I Ran the Zoo

Frogwatch Training

W: 1/16 and W: 1/23 • 5:30-8:30 pm OR Sa: 1/26 and Sa: 2/2 • 9:30 am-12:30 pm Join the growing number of Citizen Scientists, learning how to count frogs by learning their calls. Over the 2 day training we’ll teach you how to identify different frogs and toads, where and how to listen for them and how to report what you heard. Learn about these fascinating amphibians and help make a difference in the world around you!

Jungle Jamboree: Ages 4-8

Kids can come explore a musical world as they encounter new animals and learn to get down with everything from opossums to giraffes. Registration is required. Parents are welcome, but not required. Parents will have to pay if attending. Min/Max: 5/25. Fee-M/NM: $10/$15. Day-Date

Time

Topic

Sa: 2/2

9:30-11:30 am

Singing Safari

Home Educator Classes: Ages 5-8 and 9-13

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close 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, will have to pay if attending. If classes fill, alternate dates may be available. Registration is required. Min/Max: 10/20. Fee: M/NM $5/$11.

Arts and the Animal

Join the Zoo for a whole new look at art! This 2-hour class will let children explore their artistic side while learning about animals at the Zoo. They’ll get to meet animals up close and watch the animals create artwork of their own. Each class will focus on different animals. Min/Max: 5/15. Fee-M/NM: $8/$12. Day-Date

Time

Topic

Su: 3/10

1:30-3:30 pm

Reptiles

Su: 4/14

1:30-3:30 pm

Mammals

Breakfast with the...

Our popular series is back, with new breakfast opportunities. Join us for a light breakfast while learning about the animal of the day. Then head down to their exhibit and see the featured animal enjoy their breakfast too! This is perfect for the entire family. Enjoy breakfast and then head out and see the rest of the Zoo. Registration is required. Min/Max: 5/20. Fee-M/NM: $7.50/$15.

Day-Date

Time

Topic

W: 1/9

10-11:30 am

Animal Art

Day-Date

Time

Topic

W: 2/13

10-11:30 am

The Gifts We Give

Sa: 4/13 and Su: 4/14

9-10 am

Breakfast with the Tigers

W: 3/13

10-11:30 am

It’s Not Easy Being Green

Sa: 5/18 and Su: 5/19

9-10 am

Breakfast with the Monkeys

W: 4/10

10-11:30 am

Tigers

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Youth Sports Classes

Matt Suellentrop, Coordinator • 681-2866 • msuellentrop@peoriaparks.org Little Pint Soccer: Age 3-4

Indoor Youth Soccer League for ages 4 to 5

This class will provide an introduction to the fundamentals of soccer, including passing, shooting and dribbling. Shinguards are not required but recommended and must be provided by participant. Location: Franciscan Rec Complex Min/Max: 4-12 Fee-R/NR: $27/$32 Code

Day-Date

Time

53902

M: 1/14-2/11

5:00-5:45 pm

Little Pint All Star Sports: Age 3-4

53903

M: 2/18-3/18

5:00-5:45 pm

53915

Tu: 2/9-3/18

5:15-6:00 pm

53916

Sa: 1/19-2/16

8:45-9:30 am

53917

Sa: 2/23-3/23

8:45-9:30 am

53922

W: 1/16-2/13

4:00-4:45 pm

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 Fee-R/NR: $27/$32

Pee Wee Baseball: Age 5-6

Code

Day-Date

Time

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 Fee-R/NR: $30/$35

53906

M: 1/14-2/11

5:45-6:30 pm

53911

W: 2/20-3/20

4:00-4:45 pm

53918

Sa: 1/19-2/16

9:30-10:15 am

53919

Sa: 2/23-3/23

9:30-10:15 am

Code

Day-Date

Time

53905

M: 2/18-3/19

5:45-6:45 pm

53921

Sa: 2/23-3/23

10:15-11:15 am

Pee Wee Flag Football: Age 5-6 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 Fee-R/NR: $30/$35 Code

Day-Date

53914 Sa: 1/19-2/16

Time 10:15-11:15 am

Youth Basketball: Ages 4-9 Players will learn dribbling, passing, shooting, rebounding, and defense, with an emphasis on sportsmanship, teamwork, and fun. Taught through drills, contests, and games with scaled down equipment. Location: Franciscan Rec Complex Min/Max: 6-12 Code

Day-Date

Time

Age: 4 - 5 • Fee-R/NR: $27/$32

Code

Day-Date

53961 Th: 1/24-3/7

Time 5:15-7:30 pm

NEW at the RIVERPLEX Soccer for ages 2-5 now indoors at the RiverPlex! Happy Feet is a perfect starting point for developing skills as it is non-competitive and uses fun techniques to train advanced motor skills, dynamic dribbling, shooting skills & fitness. Min/Max: 4/12 Fee: $36 Age: 2-5 Location: RiverPlex Code

Age

Day-Date

Time

53976

2

M: 1/14-2/11

9:30-10 am

53977

3

M: 1/14-2/11

10-10:30 am

53978

4-5

M: 1/14-2/11

10:30-11 am

Grades 1-2 • Fee-R/NR: $30/$35

2

M: 2/18-3/18

9:30-10 am

53908

53980

3

M: 2/18-3/18

10-10:30 am

Tu: 1/15-2/5

5:00-5:45 pm

Tu: 1/15-2/12

5:45-6:45 pm

Grades 3-4 • Fee-R/NR: $30/$35

53981

4-5

M: 2/18-3/18

10:30-11 am

53909

53982

2

F: 1/11-2/8

9:30-10 am

Tu: 1/15-2/12

6:45-7:45 pm

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: 6-12 Fee-R/NR: $30/$35 Code

Day-Date

53913 Tu: 2/19-3/19

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See pg. 37

53979

53907

Pee Wee Tennis: Age 5-6

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Looking for a place to have your 4-5 year old play indoor soccer? Sessions will run for 45 minutes with two practices and five games. Volunteer coaches needed - please contact us if you are interested in coaching. Location: Franciscan Rec Complex N VOLUNTEER! Min/Max: 28-54 Fee: $30 as a coach

53983

3

F: 1/11-2/8

10-10:30 am

53984

4-5

F: 1/11-2/8

10:30-11 am

53985

2

F: 2/15-3/15

9:30-10 am

53986

3

F: 2/15-3/15

10-10:30 am

53987

4-5

F: 2/15-3/15

10:30-11 am

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Time 4:30-5:15 pm

READY TO REGISTER? SEE PAGES 95-96


Youth Soccer

Matt Suellentrop, Coordinator • 681-2866 • msuellentrop@peoriaparks.org Soccer is a Kick!

Soccer is a sport every youngster can have fun playing while learning about teamwork, developing individual skills and maintaining a good level of physical fitness. This recreational league allows each child to participate in every game. The size of the ball and field are proportional to the age of the participants to help foster soccer skills, rule knowledge and game strategies.

Registration Information • Registration will be taken up to March 11 or until league is full. There will be a $5 late fee for registering after March 11. Registrations received after league fills will be placed on a wait list. Players will then be placed as openings become available. There will also be no special requests considered on these late registrations. • Special requests are not guaranteed, but will be honored if possible and are limited to ONE request per child. • Forming teams with multiple players will not be permitted. • NOTE: Fridays may be utilized as make up days.

Mandatory PAC Meeting There will be a mandatory PAC (Parent-AthleteCoach) meeting held at Franciscan Recreation Complex in West Peoria for all players (except Varsity) and their parents (see chart for date/ time). This is where you will meet your coach, find out when the first practice is, and get your schedule. We will not be phoning or mailing you this information, so it is critical to attend.

Uniform/Equipment REQUIRED: S hin guards provided by player RECOMMENDED: Soccer cleats, shorts PROVIDED: T-shirt and participation award. Varsity players a lso get socks.

FREE Soccer Coaches Training American Sports Education Program (ASEP) presented by William Hudson of Happy Feet of Peoria

Thursday, March 21 • 5:30-8:30pm Dinner will be provided for those who pre-register for this event. This program is required for all NEW soccer coaches to the Peoria Park District Youth Soccer Program. This training provides you with the knowledge to teach proper fundamental soccer skills and communicate better with those young athletes. Seasoned coaches or parents that just want to help coach their 4 or 5 year old can benefit from this program and will feel much more comfortable after going through the program. Contact Matt Suellentrop at 681-2866 for details.

Youth Soccer League

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Season runs March 25 - May 18 at Detweiller Park REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 11 (or when league is full) * There will be a $5 late fee for registering after 3/11.

Code

League

Sex/Age

PAC Meeting

Sessions per Week

Practice/ Game Days*

FeeR/NR

53952

Mighty Mites

CO-ED/ age 4 by 3/25/13

3/20: 5:306:30 pm

2

M or Tu & Sa 7 games

$38/$43

53953

Pee Wees

CO-ED/ age 5 or in K by 3/25/13

3/20: 6:307:30 pm

W or Th & Sa 7 games

$38/$43

53954

Kickers

CO-ED 1st Grade

3/19: 5:306:30 pm

3

M, W, Sa 10 games

$43/$48

53955

Strikers

BOYS 2nd-3rd 3/19: 6:30Grade 7:30 pm

3

Tu, Th, Sa 10 games

$43/$48

53956

Strikers

GIRLS 2nd3rd Grade

3/19: 6:307:30 pm

3

Tu, Th, Sa 10 games

$43/$48

53957

Shooters BOYS 4th5th Grade

3/19: 7:308 pm

3

M, W, Sa 10 games

$43/$48

53958

Shooters GIRLS 4th-5th 3/19: 7:30Grade 8 pm

3

M, W, Sa 10 games

$43/$48

53959

Varsity

BOYS 6th8th Grade

Packets mailed out

3

Tu, Th, Sa 10 games

$48/$53

53960

Varsity

GIRLS 6th8th Grade

Packets mailed out

3

Tu, Th, Sa 10 games

$48/$53

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NOTE: Weekday practices/games will vary (for one hour) either at 5:30 or 6:30 pm. Saturday games will run for one hour, and vary between 8:30 am and 2:00 pm

Happy Feet Soccer for ages 2-3 Happy Feet is a perfect starting point for developing skills as it is non-competitive and uses fun techniques to train advanced motor skills, dynamic dribbling, shooting skills and fitness. Min/Max: 4/12 Fee: $36 Age: 2-3 Location: Detweiller Park

Code

Age Day-Date

Time

53925

2

M: 4/8-5/13

5:30-6:15 pm

53926

2

M: 4/8-5/13

6:15-7:00 pm

53927

3

M: 4/8-5/13

5:30-6:15 pm

53928

3

M: 4/8-5/13

6:15-7:00 pm

53929

2

Tu: 4/9-5/14

5:30-6:15 pm

53930

2

Tu: 4/9-5/14

6:15-7:00 pm

53931

3

Tu: 4/9-5/14

5:30-6:15 pm

53932

3

Tu: 4/9-5/14

6:15-7:00 pm

Soccer Skills Camp (Grades K-5)

Come out for this clinic put on by Peoria Park District and Peoria Soccer Club. Work on dribbling, passing, shooting and ball handling. Soccer shin guards are required. Cleats are recommended. Grade Day-Date Code Time Location: Detweiller Park Min/Max: 12-60 53933 K-1 Tu-Th: 4/2-4/4 5:30-7pm Fee-R/NR: $25/$35 53934 2-5 Tu-Th: 4/2-4/4 5:30-7pm

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Tee Ball (Ages 5-6)

Matt Suellentrop, Coordinator • 681-2866 • msuellentrop@peoriaparks.org

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SEASON RUNS JUNE 4-JULY 20 • FEE-R/NR: $41/$46

This is a non-competitive introduction to baseball for boys and girls ages 5-6 as of April 30, 2013. The basics of batting, fielding, catching, throwing, running and safety are stressed in practices and games. Players must bring a baseball glove. Each child will receive a shirt and cap. Game schedules are distributed at the first practice. Parent and player MUST ATTEND ParentAthlete-Coach (PAC) Meeting at Franciscan Recreation Complex to meet their coach and get a schedule.

Code

Practices

Mandatory PAC Meeting - FRC

Games

BRADLEY PARK 53935

Tuesdays, 5:30-6:25 pm

5/30, 5:30 pm

53936

Tuesdays, 6:30-7:25 pm

5/30, 5:30 pm

53937

Thursdays, 5:30-6:25pm

5/30, 5:30 pm

53938

Thursdays, 6:30-7:25pm

5/30, 5:30 pm

Tee Ball games will be held on Saturdays at Peoria Stadium.

JOHN H. GWYNN JR. 54932

Tuesdays, 5:30-6:25 pm

5/30, 5:30 pm

VON STEUBEN SCHOOL 53939

Tuesdays, 5:30-6:25 pm

5/30, 5:30 pm

53940

Tuesdays, 6:30-7:25 pm

5/30, 5:30 pm

Times will vary weekly between 8:30 am and 1:00 pm

lindbergh SCHOOL 53941

Tuesdays, 5:30-6:25 pm

5/30, 5:30 pm

53942

Tuesdays, 6:30-7:25 pm

5/30, 5:30 pm

53943

Thursdays, 5:30-6:25 pm

5/30, 5:30 pm

49944

Thursdays, 6:30-7:25 pm

5/30, 5:30 pm

Paid Umpires & Scorekeepers Needed for Youth Baseball, Pony Baseball and Adult Softball. Experience preferred but not required. Call Nick at 309-681-2867.

Coach Pitch (Ages 6-8)

*as of 4/30/13

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Matt Suellentrop, Coordinator • 681-2866 • msuellentrop@peoriaparks.org Join this fun, non-competitive league that stresses the fundamentals. At this level, coaches pitch to hitters. All players must play a minimum of 3 innings on defense and play offense throughout the 5-inning game. Program includes t-shirt and cap (baseball pants are not required). Six-year-olds may choose between tee ball and coach pitch based on child’s ability. Parent and player MUST ATTEND Parent- AthleteCoach (PAC) Meeting at Franciscan Recreation Complex to meet their coach and get a schedule.

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SEASON RUNS JUNE 3-JULY 20 • FEE-R/NR: $48/$53

Code

Practices/Games* Mandatory PAC Meeting - FRC

BRADLEY PARK 53945

Mon, Wed, Sat

5/30, 6:30 pm

Mon, Wed, Sat

5/30, 6:30 pm

Mon, Wed, Sat

5/30, 6:30 pm

VON STEUBEN SCHOOL 53946 LINDBERGH SCHOOL 53947

*Weekday practice will vary (for one hour), either at 5:30 or 6:30 pm at the registered location. **Saturday games will take place at the Peoria Stadium and run for one hour. Times will vary between 8:30 am-1:00 pm


Minors & Majors (Ages 9-12)

*as of 4/30/13

Nick McDuffee, Coordinator • 681-2867 • nmcduffee@peoriaparks.org MINORS - Must be 9 by 4/30: Players begin pitching. Each player will play half the game on defense and full game on offense. Shirt, cap and socks provided; white baseball pants suggested. *Parent and player MUST ATTEND Parent-Athlete-Coach (PAC) Meeting at Franciscan Recreation Complex.

SEASON RUNS MAY 20 - JULY 13

League - Age

Code

Mandatory PAC Meeting at FRC

Practices/ Games

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Fee-R/NR

FRANCISCAN REC COMPLEX MINORS - 9-10

53989

5/16, 5:30 pm

Mon, Wed, Sat $53/$58

MAJORS - 11-12

53992

5/16, 6:15 pm

Tu, Th, Sat

MINORS - 9-10

53990

5/16, 5:30 pm

Mon, Wed, Sat $53/$58

MAJORS - 11-12

53993

5/16, 6:15 pm

Tu, Th, Sat

MINORS - 9-10

53997

5/16, 5:30 pm

Mon, Wed, Sat $53/$58

MAJORS - 11-12

53998

5/16, 6:15 pm

Tu, Th, Sat

MINORS - 9-10

53991

5/16, 5:30 pm

Mon, Wed, Sat $53/$58

MAJORS - 11-12

53994

5/16, 6:15 pm

Tu, Th, Sat

$58/$63

KELLAR SCHOOL

MAJORS - Must be 11 by 4/30: Stealing is allowed. Players will play half the game on defense and full game on offense. Shirt, cap and socks provided; white baseball pants suggested.

$58/$63

PROCTOR CENTER $58/$63

VON STEUBEN $58/$63

*Parent and player MUST ATTEND Parent-Athlete-Coach (PAC) Meeting at Franciscan Recreation Complex.

Increase Your Skills! Youth Baseball Winter Clinic: 9-12 years old

Youth Baseball Morning Clinics: 9-12 years old

Come work on your baseball skills this winter as we prepare for the upcoming season. Location: Von Steuben Min/Max: 5-16 Fee-R/NR: $25/$35 **Fee-R/NR: $45/$65

Come practice your game in this five week morning clinic. Put in the extra work to take your skills to the next level. You will get an opportunity to work on hitting, fielding, base running and pitching. Location: Von Steuben *no practice the week of July 4

Code

Age

Day-Date

Time

53999

9-10

Tu: 1/29-2/26

6-7 pm

54000

11-12

Tu: 1/29-2/26

7-8 pm

54001

9-10

Th: 1/31-2/28

6-7 pm

54002

11-12

Th: 1/31-2/28

7-8 pm

54003*

9-10

Tu,Th: 1/29-2/28

6-7 pm

54004*

11-12

Tu,Th: 1/29-2/28

7-8 pm

Code

Day-Date

Time

53995

Tu, Th: 6/4-7/11

10 am-12 pm $25 if you play PPD youth baseball;

Fee $40 if you do not

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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Pony Baseball (Ages 13-14)

*as of 4/30/13

Nick McDuffee, Coordinator • 681-2867 • nmcduffee@peoriaparks.org Old Timers Pony Baseball

Pony Select Baseball League

The Peoria Park District and Old Timers Baseball Association invite all eligible 13 and 14 year olds to play in this league. Practices begin the week of May 6 as determined by each coach. Games are either played on weeknights or Saturday mornings. The league consists of teams from area communities, with an interleague home and away schedule. All players will bat and must play at least half of the game on defense. White baseball pants are required.

In addition to our House League, we offer a competitive league for 13u and 14u travel teams. Games begin 5/20.

Code

Dates

Fee-R/NR

53996

5/6-7/19

$63/$68

Paws to Read

Children will be partnered with a special dog friend to read their favorite books out loud! Participating children will receive a certificate from their canine partners! Jan. 26 • Chillicothe Library • 11 am Feb. 23 • Peoria North Library • 10:30 am March 23 • Morton Library • 11 am Apr. 13 • Peoria Heights Library • 2:30 pm May 4 • Pekin Library • 2 pm June 1 • Barnes & Noble • 1 pm

Peoria Girls Softball Association (ages 6-17)

Education Center 2600 NE Perry Ave. Call 672-2447 to register!

For more information, contact Laura Behrens at 309-922-7682 or laura@peoriagrislsoftball.org. Welcome to the NEW and IMPROVED softball program for the Peoria Area! We are very excited to launch our first year of the Peoria Girls Softball Association! The PGSA program will run mid-May to mid-July for all divisions.

Divisions

Rookie Division: Grades 1-3 • Coach Pitch. The primary focus is to learn basic fundamentals and rules. Girls will learn the infield, outfield, batting and base running and begin basic pitching and catching. Beginning Fast Pitch: Grades 4-5 Girls in PGSA will learn the basic fundamen• Player Pitch. Girls are taught how to build tals of softball to advanced principles based on the basic fundamentals and learn the on their individual skill levels and divisions. best techniques for their offensive and deIf you are a first time player or advanced, fensive game. Fundamentals are reinforced. this program is for you! Advanced techniques such as stealing and bunting are introduced. Registration will begin in April and forms will be available at the Peoria Park District Advanced Fast Pitch: Grades 6 & 7 OR high School: Grades 8-12 Recreation Office in Glen Oak Park. Building on the fundamentals, girls are Deadline for pre-registration is April 21. Evaluation information will be given at the given the opportunity to advance their knowledge with stealing, bunting and many time of registration. NOTE: Registrations other advanced techniques. are NOT taken at the Park District.

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For more information, please contact Laura Behrens at 309-922-7682 or email laura@peoriagirlssoftball.org or visit our website at www.peoriagirlssoftball.org


Youth Lacrosse (Ages 7-15)

Matt Suellentrop, Coordinator • 681-2866 • msuellentrop@peoriaparks.org “Lacrosse is Playing in Peoria!”

Lacrosse is a fast-paced and exciting game that is surprisingly easy to learn. A Central Illinois Lacrosse League has formed and Peoria Lightning will take part. Practices will begin on Tuesdays and Thursdays in February at Franciscan Rec Complex and move to Mondays and Wednesdays in March at Peoria Stadium. For questions, contact Matt Suellentrop at 681-2866. *There will be a mandatory PAC (Parent-Athlete-Coach) meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 6:30 pm at Franciscan Rec Complex.

Code

Age*

Winter Day-Date

Winter Time

Spring Day-Date

Spring Time

Fee

Optional Equip. Rental Fee (+ Deposit)

53948

U9 (8 yrs or younger by 8/31/12)

Tu beginning 2/26

6:30-7:30 pm

M & W beginning 3/11

5:30-7:30 pm

$125

$60 + $140

53949

U11 (10 yrs or younger by 8/31/12)

Tu beginning 2/26

6:30-7:30 pm

M & W beginning 3/11

5:30-7:30 pm

$125

$60 + $140

53950

U13 (12 yrs or younger by 8/31/12)

Tu & Th beginning 2/26

7:30-8:30 pm

M & W beginning 3/11

5:30-7:30 pm

$125

$60 + $140

53951

U15 (14 yrs or younger by 8/31/12)

Tu & Th beginning 2/26

7:30-8:30 pm

M & W beginning 3/11

5:30-7:30 pm

$125

$60 + $140

FREE Lacrosse Introduction Clinic: Saturday, 2/2 • 2-4 pm • RiverPlex

The perfect way to introduce kids to the sport of lacrosse before the season begins!

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Adult Softball

Nick McDuffee, Coordinator • 681-2867 • nmcduffee@peoriaparks.org

Adult Slow-Pitch Softball

“Short Season” Slow-Pitch Softball

Get in the swing of things with this 14-game season starting 4/14. Want to play softball but can’t commit for a full season? Try this league that offers a shorter, 7-game season that runs 5/13-7/1. Leagues are offered Sunday through Friday evenings. Games will be played at Peoria Stadium. Registration packets will be available 1/21 at Games will be played Monday evenings. the Recreation Office in Glen Oak Park Pavilion. Packets will be mailed League Team Fee-R/NR Player Fee-R/NR to teams who played last summer. Registration begins 2/18 and continMen’s 12” $190/$210 $11/$16 ues until leagues fill. *Add $25 for teams that register after 3/29 Co-Rec 12” $190/$210 $11/$16 League Team Fee-R/NR Player Fee-R/NR *Registration deadline May 3 Men’s 12” (2 umpires) $350/$390* $18/$25 Co-Rec 12”

$275/$315*

$18/$25

Co-Rec Drop In Softball for Seniors Men and women 50+ can drop in on Tuesdays & Fridays at 8:30 am at the Peoria Stadium. The season runs mid-May through October. The league uses modified rules to encourage participation. A nominal fee is charged. For details call David Dowell: 673-1119.

Buy used softballs 12 for $10 or 1 for $1 at the Glen Oak Pavilion - Recreation Office

NEW! Duck Soup Softball

This is a non-traditional softball league for the laid back player looking for a different softball experience. Some of the “wacky” rules include: an inning where the bases are run 3rd to 2nd to 1st, one player counts for three runs every time he/she scores, as well as many more. Sign up soon and tell your friends! Season runs for 7 weeks on Mondays, 5/13-7/1. Co-Rec Teams: 7 guys/3 girls Team Fee-R/NR: $190/$210 Player Fee-R/NR: $11/$16

Peoria Park District Now Offers Text Alerts!

Pony Baseball PPDPONY Tee Ball PPDTBALLCOACHPITCH Tennis PPDTENNIS Lacrosse PPDLACROSSE

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Basketball PPDYOUTHBASKETBALL Youth Soccer PPDYOUTHSOCCER Coach Pitch PPDTBALLCOACHPITCH Majors PPDMINORSMAJORS Minors PPDMINORSMAJORS

YOUTH

YOUTH

To receive text messages about specific programs, including field conditions, closures, rainouts, etc. simply text the corresponding keyword below to 96362. You will receive text alerts about our programs. You may receive up to five messages per month. Text HELP for help. Text STOP to cancel. Msg & Data Rates Apply. Terms & Conditions available by email at ccloat@peoriaparks.org. Kickball, Flag PPDADULTSPORTS Football and Ultimate Frisbee Soccer PPDADULTSOCCER Softball PPDSOFTBALL Sand Volleyball PPDSANDVBALL

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Assorted Sports Lakeview Interplanetary 5K Race/ 1 Mile Walk Sa: 3/30, 9:00 am • Lower Detweiller Park. Call 692-0621

Race For the Cure

Children’s Series: Ages 3-14

S a: 5/11, 8:00 am • Metro Centre Call 691-6906 for details

This IVS program takes place on Monday evenings, May through August, at 6 pm at the Proctor Hospital walking track. Call 676-6378 for details.

Hershey Track & Field Meet S a: 6/1, 9:00 am • Peoria Stadium This is a free event for kids ages 8-14. More details will be in the summer Playbook on April 20 or you can call Matt at 681-2866.

Adult Kickball & Dodgeball

ADULT CO-REC KICKBALL: Ages 18+ Season starts 4/21 • 4:00-9:00 pm (time varies) • Peoria Stadium Co-rec teams of 10-15 players (with at least 3 female players) will attempt to outrun their opponent with a little friendly and enjoyable competition. Registration packets are available at Glen Oak Park Pavilion, Franciscan Rec Complex, RiverPlex, or online. Team Fee-R/NR: $75/$80 Player Fee-R/NR: $10/$15

Saturday, February 2 • RiverPlex • $75 per team

With softball just around the corner, warm up your skills with wiffleball. Come out for this one-day tournament and enjoy the backyard game transformed into an indoor event. Teams will be made up of five players and will pitch to their own team. Each player will get two pitches then run the bases like baseball. Contact Matt at 681-2866 or msuellentrop@peoriaparks.org with questions.

Adult “Bags” League Teams of two will compete in an 8-game season and will conclude with a single elimination tournament for the top teams to determine the undisputed “Bags” champion of Peoria. Games will be played on Thursday nights. League information and rosters will be available at the Glen Oak Pavilion or online at www.peoriaparks.org. For more information, please contact Scott at 681-2868 or sloftus@peoriaparks.org. Season Starts: June 13 Location: Peoria Stadium Team Fee-R/NR: $45/$50

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For more information, contact Matt at 681-2866 or msuellentrop@peoriaparks.org.

Sand Volleyball Co-Rec 6’s Sand Volleyball Leagues Co-rec “A” and “B” divisions will play on Tues, Wed & Thurs nights. Teams of six players with at least two women on the court at all times. Registration begins on a team basis only on 4/8 until leagues fill. Season starts: May 21 Teams: 6 v. 6 Location: Bradley Park Forfeit Fee: $30 Team Fee-R/NR: $170/$185 Player Fee-R/NR: $10/$15

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S a: 6/15, 7:00 am • Peoria RiverFront Call 676-6378 or 688-7313 for details.

WIFFLEBALL TOURNAMENT

ADULT CO-REC DODGEBALL: Ages 18+ Season starts 1/27 • 6:00-9:00 pm (time varies) • Franciscan Rec Complex 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. Registration packets are available at the Glen Oak Pavilion, Franciscan Recreation Complex, RiverPlex or online. Team Fee-R/NR: $75/$80 Player Fee-R/NR: $10/$15

Steamboat Classic 4 mile

skills camp in the summer 2013 playbook available on april 20, 2013!

High School Girls Volleyball League Previous experience is not necessary. Teams will compete in a 7 game season on Monday nights. Game times will be: 5:30, 6:15 and 7:00 pm. An interested player list will be formed for players without full teams. Season starts: June 3 Location: Bradley Park Teams: 4 v. 4 Team Fee-R/NR: $100

Adult Co-Rec Short Volleyball Season Want to play Sand Volleyball a second night each week? Try this new league that offers a shorter, 6 game season from 7/14-8/18. Games will be played Sunday evenings. Season starts: 7/14 Location: Bradley Park Team Fee-R/NR: $150/$165


Golf

Golf Learning Center: 309-690-7162 for general golf information • www.ppdgolf.org Golf Lessons

Beginners Golf - Women Only

Adult Outdoor Lessons

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

Four 1.5-hour classes at the Golf Learning Center covering everything from driving to putting. Rental clubs available. Age: 18+ Min/Max: 8-12 Fee-R/NR: $55/$60

Code

Day-Date

Time

54795

Tu: 4/2-4/23

5:30-7:00 pm

1:00-2:00 pm

54796

W: 4/3-4/24

5:30-7:00 pm

Sa: 5/18-6/22

1:00-2:00 pm

54797

Th: 4/4-4/25

5:30-7:00 pm

Sa: 6/29-8/3

1:00-2:00 pm

54799

Tu: 4/30-5/21

5:30-7:00 pm

54801

Th: 5/2-5/23

5:30-7:00 pm

54803

Tu: 6/4-6/25

5:30-7:00 pm

54805

Th: 6/6-6/27

5:30-7:00 pm

Adult Indoor Lessons

Code

Day-Date

Time

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

54787

Sa: 4/6-5/11

54788 54789

Golf Family Lessons Learn together in 1-hour lessons at the Golf Learning Center. Bring bag, four clubs and putter (rental clubs available). Children must register with adult. Age: 7+ Min/Max:8-12 6 Consecutive Saturday Lessons: Adult Fee-R/NR: $55/$60 Child Fee-R/NR: $40/$45

Code

Day-Date

Time

Code

Day-Date

Time

53306

Tu: 3/5-3/26

6:00-7:00 pm

54790

Sa: 4/6-5/11

10:30-11:30 am

53307

Th: 3/7-3/28

6:00-7:00 pm

54791

Sa: 4/6-5/11

11:45 am-12:45 pm

53308

Sa: 3/9-3/30

9:00-10:00 am

54792

Sa: 5/18-6/22

10:30-11:30 am

53309

Sa: 3/9-3/30

10:15-11:15 am

54793

Sa: 5/18-6/22

11:45 am-12:45 pm

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 Call 309-690-7162 for information on private lessons. Please note that range balls are not included in the price of private lessons.

Join us at the Golf Learning Center for FREE Spring Golf Clinics on April 27 We’ll cover the four basics of golf set up and full swing. The Clinics are limited to the first 20 people registered at the Golf Learning Center. Call today!

Ages Time 7-11 1:00-2:00 pm 12-16 2:15-3:15 pm 17+ 3:30-4:30 pm

Ready to register? Visit pages 95-96 for details!

Peoria Park District Golf Pro, Kyle Meger

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Learn the Game. Play the Game. Youth Golf. Youth Lessons: Ages 3-6 Get ready for Pitch & Putt Pals with three 1/2 hour golf lessons that will cover full swing, chipping and putting. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Rental clubs are available. Fee-R/NR:$20/$25 Min/Max: 8/12

Code

Day-Date

Time

Golf Learning Center Pitch and Putt Pals: Ages 3-7

Detweiller Drivers Children’s Golf Club: Ages 8-11

Adults must accompany children. Finish the season with a tournament on July 20 at Detweiller Golf Course. Sign up for tee time prior to first day. NOTE: Instruction is NOT a part of this program. Experience is recommended. Fee-R/NR: $25

Adults must accompany children. Finish the season with a tournament on July 20 at Detweiller Golf Course. Sign up for tee time prior to first day. NOTE: Instruction is NOT a part of this program. Experience is recommended. Fee-R/NR: $25

54877 Sa: 5/11-6/1*

3:30-4:00 pm

Code

54878 Sa: 5/11-6/1*

4:15-4:45 pm

54879 Sa: 6/8-6/22 54880 Sa: 6/8-6/22

Time

Code

54881 M: 6/10-7/15*

6:00 pm

54884 Tu: 6/11-7/16*

5:00 pm

3:30-4:00 pm

54882 W: 6/12-7/17**

6:00 pm

54885 Th: 6/13-7/18**

5:00 pm

4:15-4:45 pm

54883 Sa: 6/15-7/13

2:00 pm

54886 Sa: 6/15-7/13

2:00 pm

*No Class 5/25

Day-Date

*No Class 7/1

**No Class 7/3

Day-Date

*No Class 7/2

Time

**No Class 7/4

Junior Lessons: Ages 7-17 Bring golf bag, four clubs and your putter to these lessons at the Golf Learning Center. Clubs available for rent. Six 1-hour classes covering the basics, your full swing and short game. Fee-R/NR: $40/$45 Min/Max: 8-12 Session I - Tu, W, Th: June 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13

Session III- Tu, W, Th: July 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18

Code

Age

Time

Code

Age

Time

54887

7-11

9:30-10:30 am

54897

7-11

9:30-10:30 am

54888

7-11

10:45-11:45 am

54898

7-11

10:45-11:45 am

54889

12-17

12:00-1:00 pm

54899

12-17

12:00-1:00 pm

54890

7-11

6:00-7:00 pm

54900

7-11

6:00-7:00 pm

54891

12-17

7:15-8:15 pm

54901

12-17

7:15-8:15 pm

Session II-Tu, W, Th: June 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 Session IV-Tu,W,Th: July 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, Aug 1

Code

Age

Time

Code

Age

Time

54892

7-11

9:30-10:30 am

54902

7-11

9:30-10:30 am

54893

7-11

10:45-11:45 am

54903

7-11

10:45-11:45 am

54894

12-17

12:00-1:00 pm

54904

12-17

12:00-1:00 pm

54895

7-11

6:00-7:00 pm

54896

12-17

7:15-8:15 pm

Save on Greens Fees! Play Cards are redeemable for greens fees and golf car fees. Available for purchase at the Golf Learning Center.

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Golf

Golf Learning Center: 309-690-7162 for general golf information • www.ppdgolf.org 2013 Golf Tournaments

2013 Golf Fees

2013 Season Tickets

Saturday, April 6: Opening 2-Player Scramble

Golf Car Rental Car Reservations

$1.00

Donovan Golf Course $35/team, plus greens fees Entry deadline: March 31

Weekdays 9 Holes (per rider until 1 pm) 18 Holes (per rider)

$9.00 $14.00

Saturday, April 13: Carter’s Confusion (4-player event)

Weekends & Holidays 9 Holes (1 rider) (2 riders) 18 Holes (1 rider until 1 pm) (2 riders)

$14.00 $18.00 $20.50 $28.00

Pull Cart Rental

$3.00

Madison Golf Course $30/team, plus greens fees Entry deadline: April 7

Saturday, April 20: Spring Classic 4-Player Scramble Kellogg Golf Course $60/team, plus greens fees Entry deadline: April 14

Saturday, April 27: The Edge, 4-Player Best Ball

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

Season tickets are good March 1, 2013 December 31, 2013, conditions permitting, at Newman, Donovan, Madison, Detweiller, Kellogg Executive 9 and Pitch & Putt. Adult Resident $625 Adult Non-Resident $825 Senior Resident $560 Senior Non-Resident $740 Junior Resident $110 Junior Non-Resident $170 Junior (ages 9-11, Detweiller $50 and Pitch & Putt only) Junior (ages 3-8, Pitch & Putt Only) $35 Kellogg Golf Course, may be added to any of the above season tickets for $100.* *Kellogg 18 not available to Juniors ages 3-11. Those that add Kellogg will receive a $50 Playcard.

Donovan Golf Course Entry deadline: April 21

Saturday, May 4: 2-Player Scramble Match Play Qualifying Newman Golf Course $35/team, plus greens fees Entry deadline: April 28 A complete tournament schedule is available at: www.ppdgolf.org Entry forms for all tournaments will be available by March 1 at Peoria Park District Golf pro shops and our website.

Schedule tee times online at: www.ppdgolf.org “Like” us on Facebook at: facebook.com/PPDgolf You can also follow us at: twitter.com/ppdgolf

Season tickets can be used for tournament greens fees.

GOLF LEAGUES Get your leagues together for 2013! Call Terry at Madison Golf Course at 309-673-7161 for details.

League Greens Fees: Newman: $17.00 Donovan: $17.00 Madison: $17.00 Kellogg: $22.50 Kellogg Ex: $11.75 Detweiller: $11.75

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Practice

Practice

Practice!

Golf Learning Center & Academy 7815 N. Radnor Road • 309-690-7162

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 • Club fittings available • 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 (ask about our money-saving range ball debit cards too!) Small: $5.50 Medium: $8.00 Large: $10.00 Extra Large: $12.00

Facility Donovan Golf Course - 18 Hole 5805 N. Knoxville Avenue • 309-691-8361 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 • 309-673-7161 This 5,332 yard, 18 hole course offers a convenient location, level terrain and very few hazards, making it a favorite of senior golfers.

Greens Fees

Daily Specials

ADULTS 18 Hole: $23.00 9 Hole: $17.00

DAILY SPECIALS Every day beginning at 12 pm (greens fees and 1/2 car): $29.00

SENIORS 18 Hole: $21.00 JUNIORS (12-17) Before 4 pm & after 6 pm: $6.00

Newman Golf Course - 18 Hole 2021 W. Nebraska Avenue • 309-674-1663 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.

Detweiller Golf Course - 9 Hole (18 holes permitted) 8412 N. Galena Road • 309-692-7518 A 1,758 yard, 9 hole scenic river course, Detweiller is a favorite of junior golfers and novice players.

ADULTS: $15.50 SENIORS: $14.00

TWILIGHT Weekdays begin at 6 pm and weekends begin at 3 pm: $11.75

JUNIORS (12-17): $5.00

Kellogg Executive 9 - 9 Hole Kellogg offers a 2,744 yard, 9 hole executive course, recommended for all players wanting to improve their game and enjoy family fun.

Kellogg Golf Course - 18 Hole 7716 Radnor Road • 309-691-0293 Kellogg Golf Course features bent grass fairways and greens and redesigned bunkers. This 6,775 yard course is best for low to medium handicap golfers.

ADULTS 18 Hole: $30.00 9 Hole: $22.50 SENIORS 18 Hole: $27.00 JUNIORS (12-17) Before 4 pm & after 6 pm: $9.00

Golf Learning Center Pitch & Putt - 9 Hole 7815 N. Radnor Road • 309-690-7162

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ADULTS: $5.00 JUNIORS: $3.00

DAILY SPECIALS Every day beginning at 12 pm (greens fees and 1/2 car): $36.00


Community Recreation

Samantha Conrad, Coordinator • 681-2854 • sconrad@peoriaparks.org

Health Classes

CLASS LOCATIONS • Don’s Music Land/MusiCenter: 7717 N. University #A • Franciscan Rec Complex (FRC): 908 Sterling Ave • Free To Bead: 3301 N. Prospect Rd • Hult Health Education Center: 5215 N. Knoxville • Jeffrey Alans 4601 N. Sheridan Rd • Kellar School 6413 N. Mt. Hawley Rd • KP Chiropractic: 3322 W. Willow Knolls Dr • Peoria Fencing Academy: 7726 N. Pioneer Ln

Intro to Acupuncture Did you know that acupuncture can help with smoking cessation, carpal tunnel, weight loss, pain relief and many other things? You will learn about this ancient form of healing and the theories behind it. Location: KP Chiropractic Age: 18+ Fee-R/NR: $18/$25 Code

Day-Date

Time

54072

Tu: 4/2

6-8 pm

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 pair. Location: KP Chiropractic Age: 18+ Fee-R/NR: $16/$23

Romantic Couples Massage

Massage Refresher Course

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: KP Chiropractic Age: 18+ Fee-R/NR: $26/$33

Have you and your partner participated in a couples massage class and forgotten some of the steps and are looking for a refresher? Join our licensed massage therapist for a review of the basics of massage therapy, while picking up a new technique or two. Spend a relaxing hour with your significant other to reconnect and relieve stress. Price is per couple. Location: KP Chiropractic Age: 18+ Fee-R/NR: $14/$19

Code

Day-Date

Time

Code

Day-Date

Time

54069

Th: 2/7

6-8 pm

54663

Th: 3/28

6-7 pm

54070

Tu: 2/12

6-8 pm

Alternative Health

The Alexander Technique Chronic pain and ill health is often the result of years of poor habits of movement and posture. The Alexander Technique is a method to restore natural coordination using gentle hands-on guidance. You may be surprised how light, free and easy you can feel. Location: Franciscan Rec Complex Age: 16+ Fee-R/NR: $35/$41 Code

Day-Date

Time

54068

Th: 2/28-3/14

7-8:30 pm

Beginning Tai Ji for Life 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 a great deal of relaxation. Location: Hult Health Education Center Age: 16+ Fee-R/NR: $30/$35 Code

Day-Date

Time

54067

W: 1/23-3/13

6:30-7:30 pm

Have you ever been curious about healthy alternatives to add to your lifestyle? The doctors at KP 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: KP Chiropractic Age: 18+ Fee-R/NR: $22/$27 Code

Day-Date

Time

54659

Th: 1/24

6-8 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. Location: Hult Health Education Center Age: 16+ Fee-R/NR: $30$/35

Code

Day-Date

Time

Code

Day-Date

Time

54071

Tu: 3/5

6-7 pm

54074

M: 1/21-3/11

6:30-7:30 pm

Ready to register? See pages 95-96!

Photo by Dustin Devore

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.

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Hooked on Crochet (Beginner)

Intermediate Knitting

Bead Stitching

Learn basic crochet stitches such as chain, single crochet, and double crochet and 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 7 X 9 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: $41/$47

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, you can choose to make a small gift. You will receive a supply list for this course upon registration. *No Class 03/30 Location: FRC Age: 9+ Min/Max: 5-24 Fee-R/NR: $41/$47

Create a beautiful bracelet using a kit created by the instructor, while learning the bead stitching techniques. Location: Free to Bead Age: 12+ Min/Max: 1-8 Fee-R/NR: $18/$23

Code

Day-Date

Time

54037

Sa: 1/19-2/23

9-10:30 am

Code

Day-Date

54040 Sa: 3/2-4/13

Time 11 am-12:30 pm

Code

Day-Date

Time

54039

Sa: 3/2-4/13

9-10:30 am

Knitting for All Levels

Basic Beading This class will teach you all you need to know to create beautiful bracelets, necklaces, and earrings. Free to Bead will provide supplies to purchase. Location: Free to Bead Age: 12+ Min/Max: 1-8 Fee-R/NR: $18/$23

During this course, both men and women Code Day-Date Time will learn basic knitting stitches such as knit and purl. At the end of the course, stu54041 Sa: 2/2 1-4 pm dents will be able to read a pattern, execute 54042 Sa: 3/2 1-4 pm basic stitches and finish a project. Helpful 54043 Sa: 4/6 1-4 pm knitting hints will be shared. A small gift will be made during this course. You will Bead Looming receive a supply list for this course upon Bead looming uses a small bead loom to registration. Location: FRC Age: 9+ weave a beaded bracelet. Many of us had Min/Max: 5-24 Fee-R/NR: $41/$47 these small looms as children and made Code Day-Date Time Indian bracelets with seed beads. This is 54038 Sa: 1/19-2/23 11 am-12:30 pm a very updated version using Czech glass beads and natural stone beads. Location: Free to Bead Age: 12+ Min/Max: 1-8 Fee-R/NR: $18/$23

Code

Day-Date

54052 Sa: 2/23

Day-Date

Time

54044

Sa: 2/16

11 am-2 pm

54045

Sa: 3/16

11 am-2 pm

54047

Sa: 4/20

11 am-2 pm

Cake Decorating for Beginners Join the popular class that was formerly held at Jeffrey Alans! 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, cartoon designs, script writing and more! And the best part: you take home your own finished cakes! A supply list will be handed out at the first class. Location: FRC Age: 12+ Min/Max: 6-20 Fee-R/NR: $44/$52

Hooked on Crochet (Intermediate) Students should have a basic knowledge of crochet or have completed a basic crochet class. Knowledge of basic arithmetic will be helpful. Granny squares, crochet in a circle, and crocheting with beads will be taught. Additional work outside class, you can make a small gift. You will receive a supply list for this course upon registration. *No Class 3/30 Location: FRC Age: 9+ Min/Max: 5-24 Fee-R/NR: $41/$47

Code

Code

Day-Date

Time

54048

M: 1/21-2/18

6-8:30pm

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

Code

Day-Date

Time

54049

M: 3/4-3/25

6-8:30pm

Time 1-4 pm

Want to Teach a Class? Do you have a hobby or talent you’d like to share? Contact Samantha Conrad at 681-2854.

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Wedding Flowers

Think of all the times you wished you could make a 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 on your receipt. Location: Jeffrey Alans Min/Max: 5-15 Fee-R/NR: $13/$18

Learn techniques to arrange silk flowers for your special day. You will learn how to make nosegay, toss, clutch and cascade bouquets plus boutonnieres, corsages, halos, baskets and pillows. A supply list will be handed out at the first class. Location: Jeffrey Alans Min/Max: 5-15 Fee-R/NR: $45/$51

Code

Day-Date

Time

54062

M: 2/25

5:30-8 pm

Code

Day-Date

Time

54063

M: 4/1-4/29

5:30-8 pm

taught by Maureen Murphy-Eaton Children’s Beginner Piano/Theory

Children’s Intermediate Piano/Theory

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 3/26 for family and friends. *Ask for supply list before class. Location: Don’s Music Land. Min/Max: 4-10 Fee-R/NR: $122/$140 Age: 5-7

If you have taken the Beginner Piano/Theory Class, or if you have had piano lessons from someone else and you know how to read the notes on the Treble Clef and Bass Clef Staffs, this class is for you! Students will continue to learn to play piano by being taught individually in a group atmosphere by wearing earphones that plug into the piano. There will be a Performance Day on 3/27 for family and friends. *Ask for the supply list before class begins. Location: Don’s Music Land. Min/Max: 4-10 Fee-R/NR: $122/$140 Age: 5-13

Code

Day-Date

Time

54076

Tu: 1/22-3/26

4-4:50 pm

Code

Day-Date

Time

54077

Tu: 1/22-3/26

5-5:50 pm

4-4:50 pm

54079

W: 1/23-3/27

5-5:50 pm

54082

W: 1/23-3/27

3-3:50 pm

Age: 8-13

Code 54078

Day-Date W: 1/23-3/27

Beginner Piano/Theory Mini-Mester This 6-week class is for the Beginners to continue to learn new piano songs and theory. *Ask for the supply list before class. Location: Don’s Music Land. Min/Max: 4-10 Fee-R/NR: $76/$88 Age: 5-7

Time

Intermediate Piano/Theory Mini-Mester This 6-week class is for the intermediate to continue to learn new piano songs and theory. *Ask for the supply list before class. Location: Don’s Music Land. Min/Max: 4-10 Fee-R/NR: $76/$88 Age: 5-13

Code

Day-Date

Time

Code

Day-Date

Time

54087

Tu: 4/16-5/21

4-4:50 pm

54719

Tu: 4/16-5/21

5-5:50 pm

54722

W: 4/17-5/22

5-5:50 pm

54723

W: 4/17-5/22

3-3:50 pm

Age: 8-13

Code

Day-Date

Time

54085

W: 4/17-5/22

4-4:50 pm

Adult Beginner I and Intermediate Piano/Theory: Age 14+ Beginners learn the very basics of piano and theory and advance each week with finger numbers, letter names, rhythms, note values and treble and bass clef, and fun songs. Intermediate students continue to learn more music terms, new key, and time signatures while playing new songs. *Ask for supply list before class. Location: Don’s Music Land. Min/Max: 4-10 Fee-R/NR: $122/$140

Code

Day-Date

Time

54080

W: 1/23-3/27

6-6:50 pm

Adult Mini-Mester: Beginner and Intermediate Piano/Theory: Age 14+ This class is for the students who took the 10 week piano class or previous students who want to join again! Location: Don’s Music Land. Min/Max: 4-10 Fee-R/NR: $76/$88

Code

Day-Date

Time

54081

W: 4/17-5/22

6-6:50 pm

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Assorted Topics Musketeers: Ages 5-7

Basketball for Youth: Ages 8-12

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: 1-10 Fee-R/NR: $75/$86

Learn and practice the basic skills of basketball and play a game each class. Taught by an experienced youth basketball instructor, lessons emphasize individual skill development and game play. Suitable for beginning and intermediate players. During games, 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. Location: Kellar School Min/Max: 10-14 Fee-R/NR: $30/$35

Code

Day-Date

Time

54024

M: 2/4-2/25

5-6 pm

54025

Sa: 2/2-2/23

10-11 am

54026

M: 3/4-3/25

5-6 pm

Code

Day-Date

Time

54027

Sa: 3/2-3/23

10-11 am

54016

W: 2/13-3/20

6:20-7:55 pm

Fencing I: Ages 8-14 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: 1-10 Fee-R/NR: $75/$86

Code

Day-Date

Time

54008

Tu: 2/5-2/26

5:30-6:30 pm

Basketball for Youth Extra: Ages 8-12 Learn and practice additional basketball skills and play a game each class. Taught by an experienced youth basketball instructor, lessons emphasize the development of intermediate skills, shooting ability and game play. Participants should have some previous experience with basic skills. During games, 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. Location: Kellar School. Min/Max: 10-14 Fee-R/NR: $15/$18

54009

W: 2/6-2/27

5:30-6:30 pm

Code

Day-Date

Time

54010

Th: 2/7-2/28

5:30-6:30 pm

54018

W: 4/10-4/24

6:20-7:55 pm

54011

Tu: 3/5-3/26

5:30-6:30 pm

54012

W: 3/6-3/27

5:30-6:30 pm

Magic I Led by professional magician Greg Joyce, you’ll learn how to perform a wide variety of magic with playing cards, money, rope, common items, mind-reading, special props, and many other common items. Soon you’ll be amazing your friends and family! All supplies and an instruction handbook are included. Location: Bicycle Safety Town Ages: 9-16 Min/Max: 4-10 Fee-R/NR: $37/$43

Staging your Home: Ages 18+ 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! Location: FRC Min/Max: 5-15 Fee-R/NR: $$18/$23

Code

Day-Date

Time

Code

Day-Date

Time

54019

Sa: 2/23-3/16

12-1:45 pm

54028

Sa: 3/9

1-3:30 pm

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Easy Indian Cooking Learn to cook delicious, quick and easy authentic Indian food, and while doing that, learn some facts about the culture and life in the Indian subcontinent. In just two and a half hours learn to make a drink, appetizer, dip, chicken curry, and a dessert... an entire meal! Some ingredients will be supplied, so you will be able to go straight home and show off your new skill! Location: RiverPlex Age: 18+ Min/Max: 5-10 Fee-R/NR: $30/$36

Code

Day-Date

Time

54032

Th: 4/11

6-8:30 pm

Sweetheart Easy Indian Cooking Learn to cook delicious, quick and easy authentic Indian food on Valentine’s Day, and while doing that, learn some facts about the culture and life in the Indian subcontinent. In just two and a half hours learn to make a drink, appetizer, dip, chicken curry, and a dessert... an entire meal! Some ingredients will be supplied, so you will be able to go straight home and show off your new skill! This is the perfect class to take your sweetheart to on Valentine’s Day. Location: RiverPlex Age: 18+ Min/Max: 5-10 Fee-R/NR: $30/$36

Code

Day-Date

Time

54014

Th: 2/14

6-8:30 pm

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Franciscan Recreation Complex 908 Sterling Avenue, West Peoria • 677-6705

Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt

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 Ceramics Studio that allows you to glaze, paint and fire your own pottery. FRC and its services are accessible to people with disabilities.

You’re never too old to go on an egg hunt; and we’ve made it challenging! Bring your flashlights and join us for this nighttime hunt for eggs filled with candy and plenty of prizes! Afterwards, enjoy pizza, refreshments and games. All participants need to bring a flashlight and prize bag. Be sure to wear weather and color appropriate clothing! REGISTER BY: 3/20 (registration required) Min/Max: 20-100 Age: 10-13 Fee-R/NR: $10/$15

Code

Day-Date

Time

54858

F: 3/22

8:00-9:30 pm

Easter Egg Festival Join us for our 16th Annual Easter Egg Festival! Bring your VO PROGRAM! baskets to the Franciscan See pg. 86 Recreation Complex and help find colorful eggs filled with candy and prizes. Before and after the egg hunt, join us in the gymnasium for snacks, a coloring contest, face painting, and more! There will even be a visit from a certain Easter Bunny! The event opens at 9:30 and our egg hunt begins promptly at 10:15 am; hunts are broken up into three age groups. Featuring Fun on the Run! Age: 1-12 Min/Max: 25-350 Fee-R/NR: $6/$8

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Code

Day-Date

Time

54859

Sa: 3/23

9:30-11:30 am

Manager Val Marek: vmarek@peoriaparks.org Rent FRC See pg. 92-93 Birthdays at FRC See pg. 90-91

Dozens of Park District classes are held at FRC! Be sure to review these additional listings: • 50+ Adults pg. 68-73 • Dance Classes pg. 57-63 • Drama Classes pg. 65-67 • Art Classes pg. 64 • Youth Sports pg. 34

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Get Fit at FRC! Class

Ages Code

Day-Dates

Time

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Drop-In Yoga

16+

none

Mondays Tuesdays Tuesdays Wednesdays Fridays

5:30 pm 10:00 am 6:30 pm 6:30 pm 10:00 am

Tonya Pruett Jill Feinberg Vicki Culbertson Tamela Van Osdol Jill Feinberg

$4.50 drop-in OR 12 visit-$48

pilates plus - CORE StRENGTH

16+

53859 53860 53861

Tu, Th: 1/22-3/5 Tu, Th: 3/12-4/18 Tu, Th: 4/23-5/30

5:30-6:25 pm

Vicki Culbertson

$48/$54

14+

53873 53874 53875 53879 53880 53881

Tu: 1/22-2/19 Tu: 2/26-3/26 Tu: 4/2-4/30 Th: 1/24-2/21 Th: 2/28-3/28 Th: 4/4-5/2

5:30-6:20 pm 5:30-6:20 pm 5:30-6:20 pm 5:00-5:50 pm 5:00-5:50 pm 5:00-5:50 pm

Marlene Bello

$34/$38

16+

53885 53886

W: 1/23-2/20 W: 2/27-3/27

7:00-7:50 pm

Patricia MartellIbarra

$34/$38

Patricia MartellIbarra

$32/$36

Kelleen Purdin

$38/$43

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 anytime. 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. No class 2/14.

Zumba 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 as the gluteals, legs, arm core, abdominals and heart.

Zumba gold toning Zumba Gold Toning combines targeted body-sculpting exercises and high-energy cardio with Latin-infused Zumba moves to create a calorie-torching, strengthtraining dance fitness-party.

ZumbaTOMIC

4-7

Designed exclusively for kids, Zumbatomic classes are high energy fitness parties that offer real results. Zumbatonic classes increase focus and self-confidence, boost metabolism and improve coordination.

53889 53890

Th: 1/24-2/21 Th: 2/28-3/28

3:15-4:00 pm 3:15-4:00 pm

8-12

53887 52865

Tu: 1/22-2/19 Tu: 2/26-3/26

3:30-4:25 pm 3:30-4:25 pm

Stretch-Flex-relax

16+

53892 53893 53894

W: 1/23-2/20 W: 2/27-3/27 W: 4/3-5/1

5:30-6:20 pm

Flexibility is important at any age. This lower body thera-band stretch class is done entirely lying down on the comfort of a yoga mat to relaxing music. For all adult flexibility levels.

Motor Mites runs through May 24, 2013

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.

Jan 1-Feb 28: M-F, 9:15-11:15 am and F: 1:00-3:00 pm • $2/visit or $20/12-visit pass Mar 1-May 24: M-W-F, 9:15-11:15 am and F: 1:00-3:00 pm • $2/visit or $20/12-visit pass

Groups are welcome at Motor Mites! Plan a private session for a class or playgroup.

Open Volleyball

Mondays, 7:30-10 pm • Self-refereed pick-up games • $3/visit or $20/10 visits • Ages 18+

NEW at FRC this Winter: 50+ Lunch Time Stretch and 50+ Hoop Fitness! See page 71 for all the details. 2013 Winter/Spring Playbook

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Logan Center

1414 S. Livingston • 676-8179 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. Manager Michael Cantonwine mcantonwine@peoriaparks.org Logan hours Business: 11 am-2:30 After School Program: 2:30-6 pm

ping pong league Join Logan Center's Ping Pong League! All experienced players are welcome. Even the staff will put you up for a challenge! Multiple tables are available. Inquire with Logan Manager, Mike Cantonwine, for more details and to sign up! Free for members, $10/non-members (or $2 drop-in fee per visit). Code

Date-Date

Time

55174

Th: 1/17-5/30

5:30-8 pm

private and group rentals All areas of Logan are available to rent at $50 for 1-3 hours. Call for details.

Spring Cleaning

Community Garage Sale

Come and bring anything you can fit on a table to sell. $10 if you bring your own table and $20 if you use one of ours. Multiple tables available. Event will be indoor/outdoor so weather will not be an issue! Vendors may arrive at 9 am to set up.

memberships Membership are $25 for the school year. Scholarships are available. transportation Transportation fee is $25 for the whole school year per family (but not required). Transportation is available from Calvin Coolidge (2:45 pm), as well as Harrison (3:30 pm) and Trewyn (2:30 pm).

Code

Date-Date

Time

55074

Sa: 4/13

10 am-4 pm

Hip Hop Dance Class: Ages 6+

Easter Egg-Citement: Ages 1-8 Friday, March 29 • 11 am-12 pm $2/members, $3/non-members Kids will journey through Logan to see who can find the most Easter eggs filled with candy and prizes. Before the hunt, have fun playing games, coloring contests, face painting and more! Prizes will be given to the winners of contests and games. Activities held inside in case of rain. Min: 10 participants.

Come and learn some hip hop moves or even show off what you got. This will be a fun dance class for the whole family. FREE for members, $10/non-members or $2 drop-in fee per visit. Min/Max: 5-25

Code

Date-Date

55175

W: 1/16-5/29 4:30-5:30 pm

All ages: 2:30-6 pm • 1-5 pm when school’s out • Van transportation from Harrison, Trewyn and Calvin Coolidge only. See the blue sidebar for more details about transportation. Includes homework help, roller skating,

sports, nutrition, scouting, hip-hop dance, field trips and much, much more! Half Day and Full Day Field Trips may be included. Details to follow!

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Proctor Center 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. Manager Jonelle McCloud jmccloud@peoriaparks.org Hours M-F 9 am-9 pm Sat (age 6-15) 12 pm-3 pm Sat (age 16+) 10 am-1 pm Sun Closed Closed 1/21 and 5/17 Annual Membership Fees Children (6-18) $30 Adult (19+) $50 Family $60 (includes ages 17 and under) RENT proctor center See pg. 92-93 birthdays at proctor center See pg. 90-91 100th anniversary See pg. 56 for all the details! Registration for Programs Register at Proctor Center or Glen Oak Pavilion. Call 673-9183 for details.

GED Classes at Proctor Center Need to complete your high school diploma or prepare for the Constitution exam? Join our GED classes on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-7:00 pm. Classes are taught by Hedy Elliott-Gardner, a certified teacher. Please call 690-6827 to register and start taking the next step towards changing your life! Call Proctor Center for more details.

Adult Programs/Events FREE! PC’s Cafe at Proctor - Ages 50+ 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 Code

Day-Date

Topic

54746

F: 2/8

Give a Heart

54747

F: 3/8

Are you in shape?

54748

F: 4/19

Do you have a Green Thumb?

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. New this year as part of the After School Program are the EAGLES! The Eagles consist of 1st and 2nd graders that follow a structured routine with an activity leader. Being a part of the Eagles ensures that this age group gets special attention. Activities are offered Mon-Fri from 2:30 to 6:00 pm and include the following: • Homework Help: Mon-Fri at 3-5:00 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 and make something special you can call your own! Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 4-5:30 pm. • Boy Scouts: Wednesdays at 4:15-5:15 pm. • Roller Skating: Skate rental is free for members. Mon-Fri at 3-4:30 pm and Saturdays at 12-3 pm. • Open Gym Basketball: Make sure to bring extra gym shoes. Mon-Fri at 2:30-5:45 pm and Saturdays at 12-3 pm. • Drama Theater: Enjoy learning basic theatrical skills. Thursdays at 4-6 pm. • Computer Kids: Improve your computer skills and learn to type. Mon-Fri at 4-6 pm. • Life Skills: Learn about self esteem, good hygiene and life skills. Tuesdays at 4-5 pm. • P-Notes: (ages 9-14) Sing, rap and study music. Mon. and Fri. at 4:30-5:30 pm.

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.

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Adult Fitness Programs at Proctor Center Zumba AT PROCTOR CENTER!

Fridays, 1/11-3/29 • 5:45-6:45 pm • $2/class or $20/12 class punch card 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 as the gluteals, legs, arm core, abdominals and heart. Please wear comfortable clothes and gym shoes. Instructor: Debracca Hangen.

NEW! Zumba Sentao - Cardio work out with chair exercises Wednesday, 1/9-2/13 • 5:45-6:45 pm • $2/class or $20/12 class punch card If you think Zumba is fun, join Proctor Center as we introduce Zumba Sentao! Grab a chair and move to the Latin beat as you tone your entire body while sitting in a chair.

NEW! Zumba Toning - Work out with hand weights Wednesday, 2/20-3/27 • 5:45-6:45 pm • $2/class or $20/12 class punch card In addition we’ve added Zumba Toning, in which you use light weights while getting in shape, losing weight, and having a blast!

Ladies Night on Thursdays

Quick Step Aerobics

Open Basketball & Volleyball Thursdays 1/10-3/29 • 6-8 pm • $1 Calling all ladies age 18+ that played basketball or volleyball in high school, college or recreationally. Sharpen your skills and get in shape. Children can wait in the gym room while you exercise.

Thursdays • 6-7 pm • $2/class or $20 punch card with 2 free classes This aerobics class uses part dance and part strength training to get in shape or lose weight. Instructor: Angela Moore

Lunch Hour Noon Ball Stop by Proctor to keep in shape by playing basketball over your lunch hour. Bring an extra pair of shoes and a towel. Mon-Fri • 11:30 am-1:30 pm • $1

Open Basketball Join us for full court basketball. Don’t forget to bring an extra pair of shoes! Mon-Fri: 10 am-2 pm and 7-9 pm, Sat: 10 am-12 pm

Proctor Center Fitness Room • 10-station Universal Machine • 3 Treadmills and 2 Stationary Bikes • 2 Weight Benches • Free Weights The Fitness Room is open during normal hours for those ages 16 and over.

Youth Programming at Proctor Center Proctor’s Playhouse

Let your kids take an adventure in Proctor’s Playhouse while you socialize with other parents. We have scooters, tricycles and wagons, play mats and skates. Parents must stay with their children. Mon-Wed • 10 am-12 pm • $1/visit

Girls Middle School Basketball League - Begins Monday, 1/14!

Proctor Center is the place to be for girls hoping to play basketball throughout the cold months. By playing all year round, their fundamental skills can only get better and this will help them before they get to high school. Bring your school team or a travel team. Volunteer coaches needed! Attire: shorts, shirts, gym shoes Ages: Girls grades 5-8 Fee: $10

Code

Day

Time

54751

Mondays for 8 weeks

5-8 pm

Boxing at Proctor Center Endurance, cardio, power and strength. A boxing workout can give you all of this and more! Workouts include the heavy bag, the speed bag, floor exercises and skipping rope. Learn the fundamentals of boxing from a USA licensed boxing professional. All workouts are designed specifically for each individual. A chance to compete in competitions is also a possibility. Ages: 10-18 Fee: $50 (scholarships avail.) Session 1: Basic Boxing Techniques

Youth Fundamental Skills Basketball Camp A program for boys and girls who love basketball and aren’t old enough to be part of a league. Learn to dribble, pass and shoot the basketball. The camp is taught by Jonelle Polk McCloud, former professional player and college basketball coach. Participants receive a t-shirt.

Code

Age

Day-Date

Time

Fee

54743

4-6

Sa: 1/12-2/2

10-10:45 am

$25

54744

7-9

Sa: 1/12-2/2

11-11:45 am

$25

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Code

Day-Date

Time

54933

Tu, Th: 2/5-3/14

5:30-7:00 pm

Session 2: Basic Boxing Techniques

Code

Day-Date

Time

54934

Tu, Th: 3/19-4/25

5:30-7:00 pm


NEW! Bid Whiz and Spades Tournaments Remember all the fun times in college or the late night parties with your friends playing Bid Whiz and Spades. Bring a partner or get matched up with someone at Proctor Center on Thursday nights from 7pm to 9pm. It’s a great way to socialize and make new friends while playing the card games we have known to love and enjoy.

Nena Hardware 1415 W. Forrest Hill • Peoria

688-9700

Charles Drew Blood Drive

Saturday, 2/23 • 8:30 am-2:30 pm Sponsored by JEMS Girls Basketball Team Call 1-800-GIVE LIFE (448-3543) to schedule an appointment.

Did You Know? • While African-Americans comprise nearly 13% of the U.S. population, they represent less than 1% of blood donors. • Some African-Americans have rare blood types that are unique to the African-American community. Your blood type may be someone’s only hope for survival.

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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

Spring Break Basketball Camp M: 4/1-F: 4/5 • 9am-12pm • Ages 8-14 Instruction will include shooting, dribbling, passing and defense. In addition to the basketball instruction, prominent speakers are brought in to give everyday life skills to each participant. A t-shirt and certificate will be given to all participants of the camp.

Code

Dates

Fee-R/NR

54750

M-F: 4/1-4/5

$30/$45

Proctor Center’s Boys Youth Baseball Clinic: Grades 3-6 Join us for one week of fundamental baseball skills in a fun, supportive environment and learn about catching, fielding, batting, and the overall rules of the game. Sign up today to prepare for the baseball season. Fee: $5

Code

Dates

Time

54749

M-F: 5/6-5/10

5-7 pm

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Friday, April 5

Girls’ Game at 2 pm Boys’ Game Follows See the best 8th grade boys and girls in the city showcase their skills at Proctor before moving on to high school. All invitees will receive a t-shirt and will be instructed by qualified coaches.

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Fine Arts - Dance 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

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Ballet - is the study of a specific set of controlled movements (and their terminology) designed to develop strength, grace and flexibility. Jazz - combines graceful techniques and fast-paced dancing to create many different expressions in motion.

Tap - develops coordination, timing, memory and rhythm skills.

Acrobatics - consist of balancing skills such as somersaults, headstands, and cartwheels which increase flexibility and coordination.

Students must meet the minimum age requirement by the first day of class. Continuing, intermediate and advanced classes are for students with previous experience or instructor’s approval.

Private lessons are available. See your instructor for available times and fees. Class Location Codes: OC = Owens Center

Youth Classes

FDS = Betty Merkel Ford Dance Studio at Franciscan Rec Complex

NEW! Parent and Tot Dance and Jam: Ages 18 months - 3 years Give your child their first taste of dance in this interactive dancing-jamming parent/child class. Through non-stop activities that include clapping, marching, dancing and jamming you and your child will develop his/her large motor skills and form everlasting bonds. Parent is free.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

53857

M: 1/21-3/25

10:15-10:55 am

10

Kelleen Purdin

$70/$81

FDS

Broadway Bitsies: Ages 2-3 Dance and tumbling class for our youngest Broadway stars! Class covers 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! Register for the Dance Recital with Code 53822 by 2/4 and save $4.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

53802

W: 1/23-4/10

4:00-4:50 pm

12

Leslie Hymbaugh

$84/$97

OC

53803

W: 1/23-4/10

6:00-6:50 pm

12

Leslie Hymbaugh

$84/$97

OC

53891

Sa: 1/26-4/13

8:45-9:25 am

12

Kelleen Purdin

$84/$97

FDS

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Fine Arts - Dance 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. Register for the Dance Recital with Code 53822 by 2/4 and save $4.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

53837

W: 1/23-4/10

11:30 am-12:15 pm

12

Kelleen Purdin

$84/$97

FDS

53838

Tu: 1/22-4/9

4:30-5:20 pm

12

Caitlin Paluska

$84/$97

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. Register for the Dance Recital with Code 53822 by 2/4 and save $4. PREREQUISITE: INTRODUCTION TO BALLET I.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

53840

W: 1/23-4/10

12:30-1:20 pm

12

Kelleen Purdin

$84/$97

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. Register for the Dance Recital with Code 53822 by 2/4 and save $4.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

53816

W: 1/23-4/10

5:00-5:50 pm

12

Joan Halperin

$84/$97

FDS

Classical Ballet II: Ages 6-15 Barre and center floor work will be emphasized. PREREQUISITE: CLASSICAL BALLET I OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR. Register for the Dance Recital with Code 53822 by 2/4 and save $4.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

53818

W: 1/23-4/10

4:00-4:50 pm

12

Joan Halperin

$84/$97

FDS

Classical Ballet III: Ages 10-15 Barre and centre floor work for advanced students. PREREQUISITE: CLASSICAL BALLET II OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR. Register for the Dance Recital with Code 53822 by 2/4 and save $4.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

53819

Th: 1/24-4/11

4:00-4:50 pm

12

Joan Halperin

$84/$97

FDS

Broadway Bound: Ages 3-5, 6-9 and 10-12 Tap, ballet and jazz will be taught in this combination class learning basic steps to fun music. Register for the Dance Recital with Code 53822 by 2/4 and save $4. Broadway bound I: Ages 3-5

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

53807

M: 1/21-4/8

3:30-4:20 pm

12

Sarah Rosencrans

$84/$97

FDS

53808

Tu: 1/22-4/ 9

11:10-11:55 am

12

Kelleen Purdin

$84/$97

FDS

53809

F: 1/25-4/12

4:00-4:50 pm

12

Sarah Rosencrans

$84/$97

FDS

53810

Sa: 1/26-4/13

9:30-10:15 am

12

Kelleen Purdin

$84/$97

FDS

7:00-7:50 pm

12

Sarah Rosencrans

$84/$97

FDS

broadway bound I: ages 10-12 53804

F: 1/25-4/12

Broadway bound II: Ages 3-5 53811

W: 1/23-4/10

1:30-2:20 pm

12

Kelleen Purdin

$84/$97

FDS

53812

W: 1/23-4/10

5:00-5:50 pm

12

Leslie Hymbaugh

$84/$97

OC

53813

F: 1/25-4/12

5:00-5:50 pm

12

Sarah Rosencrans

$84/$97

FDS

6:00-6:50 pm

12

Sarah Rosencrans

$84/$97

FDS

broadway bound I & II: Ages 6-9 53805

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Creative Movement: Ages 3-5 How many ways can you move? Leap...twirl...stretch- to name a few! This class will introduce your child to movement through music and rhythm in a fun environment, while developing your child’s love of moving early on! Register for the Dance Recital with Code 53822 by 2/4 and save $4.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

53895

M: 1/21-4/8

5:30-6:20 pm

12

Caitlin Paluska

$84/$97

FDS

NEW! Language of Movement: Ages 8-12 In this class you will learn to utilize the four basic elements of dance (body, space, force and time) and connect those with imagery to create a performance art piece.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

53901

M: 1/21-4/8

4:00-4:50 pm

12

Tracey Brownell

$84/$97

OC

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 rhythms. Dancers participate in warm-ups and learn fun routines. Register for the Dance Recital with Code 53822 by 2/4 and save $4.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

53870

Tu: 1/22-4/9

6:30-7:20 pm

12

Kelleen Purdin

$84/$97

FDS

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Fine Arts - Dance Class Location Codes: OC = Owens Center | FDS = Betty Merkel Ford Dance Studio at FRC 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 2/9, 3/2 and 4/6. Ages 3-5

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

53779

Tu: 1/22-4/9

12:00-12:30 pm

12

Kelleen Purdin

$84/$97

FDS

53780

Sa: 1/26-4/20

9:00-9:30 am

10

Rachel Hayes

$70/$81

OC

53781

Sa: 1/26-4/20

10:00-10:30 am

10

Rachel Hayes

$70/$81

OC

Ages 6-9

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

53784

M: 1/21-4/8

5:00-5:50 pm

12

Jill Wallace

$84/$97

OC

53785

Sa: 1/26-4/20

12:00-12:50 pm

10

Rachel Hayes

$70/$81

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 2/9, 3/2, 4/6. Ages 3-5

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

53787

Tu: 1/22-4/9

12:40-1:20 pm

12

Kelleen Purdin

$84/$97

FDS

53788

Sa: 1/26-4/20

11:00-11:50 am

10

Rachel Hayes

$70/$81

OC

53789

Th: 1/24-4/11

4:15-5:05 pm

12

Leslie Hymbaugh

$84/$97

FDS

Ages 6-9

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

53791

Sa: 1/26-4/20

1:00-1:50 pm

10

Rachel Hayes

$70/$81

OC

Acrobatic & Tumbling - Beginner III: Ages 6-9 Additional work to learn backbends, pull ups and front limbers without assistance. PREREQUISITE: BEGINNER II. No class 2/9, 3/2, 4/6. Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

53794

Sa: 1/26-4/20

2:00-2:50 pm

10

Rachel Hayes

$70/$81

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. Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

53796

M: 1/21-4/8

6:00-6:50 pm

12

Julie Moreschi

$84/$97

OC

Acrobatic & Tumbling - Advanced: Ages 7-16 For those who are ready for flip-flops and aerials. PREREQUISITE: INTERMEDIATE OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR. Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

53775

M: 1/21-4/8

7:00-7:50pm

12

Julie Moreschi

$84/$97

OC

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Poms & Tumbling: Age 3-5 and 6-9 This class will teach you the basics that you need to know for a pom pon or cheerleading squad. Get tips on tryouts, learn cheers, tumbling and dances and perfect your technique! Register for the Dance Recital with Code 53822 by 2/4 and save $4. Poms & Tumbling I: Ages 3-5

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

53862

Th: 1/24-4/11

4:00-4:50 pm

12

Kelleen Purdin

$84/$97

OC

Poms & Tumbling I: Ages 6-9

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

53864

Th: 1/24-4/11

5:00-5:50 pm

12

Kelleen Purdin

$84/$97

OC

Poms & Tumbling II: Ages 3-9 *pre-requisite poms & tumbling i or permission of instructor

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

53863

Th: 1/24-4/11

6:00-6:50 pm

12

Kelleen Purdin

$84/$97

OC

Zumbatomic: Age 4-7 and 8-12 Designed exclusively for kids, Zumbatomic classes are high energy fitness parties that offer real results. Packed with specially choreographed routines and the latest music, like hip-hop, reggaeton, and cumbia. Zumbatonic classes increase focus and self-confidence. boost metabolism and improve coordination. More than just a great reason to head to the gym.

Code

Age

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

53889

4-7

Th: 1/24-2/21

3:15-4:00 pm

5

Patricia Martell-Ibarra

$32/$36

FDS

53890

4-7

Th:2/28-3/28

3:15-4:00 pm

5

Patricia Martell-Ibarra

$32/$36

FDS

53887

8-12

Tu: 1/22-2/19

3:30-4:25 pm

5

Patricia Martell-Ibarra

$32/$36

FDS

52865

8-12

Tu: 2/26-3/26

3:30-4:25 pm

5

Patricia Martell-Ibarra

$32/$36

FDS

Explosion All Star Cheer & Dance Team: Ages 6-16 Come join our cheer and dance 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. One competition and a recital performance are planned. No class 3/20. Instructor: Rachel Hayes Explosion cheer team 53823

W: 1/23-4/10

6:00-7:30 pm

FDS

$84/$97

7:30-9:00 pm

FDS

$84/$97

junior varsity dance team 53824

W: 1/23-4/10

High School Winter Guard: Ages 14-18 Colorguard is by definition a sport due to its physical and competitive aspects; it is also considered an art. The performers use the elements to tell a story. This ensemble will learn new skills using flags, props, dance and choreographed movement to prerecorded music. All skill levels are welcome. There is a $20 equipment fee to purchase pole and practice flag. No class 3/20.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

53834

W:1/23-4/10

5:00-5:50 pm

12

Rachel Hayes

$84/$97

FDS

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Fine Arts - Dance Class Location Codes: OC = Owens Center | FDS = Betty Merkel Ford Dance Studio at FRC

adult dance classes Adult Ballet I & II: Ages 16+ Barre and center floor work will be emphasized. Dress code: leotard and tights or dance pants plus ballet shoes.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

54905

W: 1/23-4/10

6:00-6:50 pm

12

Joan Halperin

$90/$104

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

53852

M: 1/21-4/8

6:30-7:20 pm

12

Thais Banu

$90/$104

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

53855

Th: 1/24-3/28

6:00-6:50 pm

10

Thais Banu

$90/$104

FDS

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

53849

M: 1/21-4/8

7:30-8:20 pm

12

Thais Banu

$90/$104

FDS

Advanced troupe (MUST BE A MEMBER OF TROUPE)

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

53850

Th: 1/24-4/11

7:00-7:20 pm

12

Thais Banu

No fee

FDS

Salsa I: Ages 16+ Brush up on your club dancing and move to the beat of a fusion of Latin-American rhythms. Singles welcome.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

53867

W: 1/23-2/20

7:00-7:50 pm

5

Edward Caballero

$48/$54

OC

Salsa II: Ages 16+ Must be proficient in lead/follow, dance frame, cross body leads, inside/outside turns, timing. We recommend enrolling in Salsa Dance for Beginners, or be evaluated by the instructors. INSTRUCTORS EVALUATION: 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

53868

W: 1/23-2/20

8:00-8:50 pm

5

Edward Caballero

$48/$54

OC

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Beginning Ballroom: Ages 16+ Learn the basic steps in waltz, fox trot, swing and hustle. Dress code: No flip-flops and no tennis shoes. 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

53799

Tu: 1/22-3/12

7:30-8:20 pm

8

Don Coven

$75/$85

OC

Intermediate Ballroom: Ages 16+ Learn additional combinations. Must have partner; fee listed per couple. PREREQUISITE: Beginning Ballroom. No class 3/3, 3/31 or 4/7.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

53836

Su: 2/17-4/28

4:00-4:50 pm

8

Don Coven

$75/$85

OC

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 3/3,3/31, 4/7 or 5/26.

Code

Style

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

53845

TANGO

Su: 2/17-4/28

5:00-5:50 pm

8

Don Coven

$75/$85

OC

53846

MAMBOCHA CHA

Su: 5/19-6/23

5:00-5:50 pm

5

Don Coven

$54/$64

OC

Wedding Dance: 16+ Get ready for that big event by learning the basics of ballroom, Latin, swing and contemporary. Learn how to lead, follow, dip, etc. It’s perfect for anyone going to a wedding. Bring your song on tape or CD. Must have partner; fee listed is per couple. No class 3/3,3/31 or 4/7.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

53872

Su: 2/17-4/28

6:00-6:50 pm

8

Don Coven

$75/$85

OC

Park Troupe Mirage

Let our exotic troupe of dancers, under the direction of Thais Banu, take you on a journey through the Middle East performing traditional folk dances from the shores of the Southern Mediterranean and the Nile. Available year-round; will need electricity.

Peoria POPS Orchestra

Performances indoors or outdoors are possible, weather permitting. Available year-round, evenings and weekends only, fee is negotiable.

Park Players

High school age actors under the direction of Alex Larson take imaginative children’s theatre to the parks and playgrounds of the city and are available for your group, too. The Players will perform indoors or outdoors, weather permitting. No stage is necessary - the group carries its own set, costumes and props. Available June-August; will need electrical outlet.

Fairy Wishes

With Storyteller Tracey Brownell. $75 for a one hour performance

50 Rock Readers Theatre & 50 Rock Entertainers Contact Gloria Phelps at 309-681-2859 to schedule a performance by the newest Peoria Park District performing groups: 50 Rock Readers Theatre or 50 Rock Entertainers!

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Fine Arts - Fitness FITNESS CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT FRANCISCAN REC COMPLEX: 908 Sterling Avenue, West Peoria Class

Ages Code

Day-Dates

Time

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Drop-In Yoga

16+

none

Mondays Tuesdays Tuesdays Wednesdays Fridays

5:30 pm 10:00 am 6:30 pm 6:30 pm 10:00 am

Tonya Pruett Jill Feinberg Vicki Culbertson Tamela Van Osdol Jill Feinberg

$4.50 drop-in OR 12 visit-$48

pilates plus - CORE StRENGTH

16+

53859 53860 53861

Tu, Th: 1/22-3/5 Tu, Th: 3/12-4/18 Tu, Th: 4/23-5/30

5:30-6:25 pm

Vicki Culbertson

$48/$54

14+

53873 53874 53875 53879 53880 53881

Tu: 1/22-2/19 Tu: 2/26-3/26 Tu: 4/2-4/30 Th: 1/24-2/21 Th: 2/28-3/28 Th: 4/4-5/2

5:30-6:20 pm 5:30-6:20 pm 5:30-6:20 pm 5:00-5:50 pm 5:00-5:50 pm 5:00-5:50 pm

Marlene Bello

$34/$38

16+

53885 53886

W: 1/23-2/20 W: 2/27-3/27

7:00-7:50 pm

Patricia MartellIbarra

$34/$38

Patricia MartellIbarra

$32/$36

Kelleen Purdin

$34/$38

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 anytime. 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. No class 2/14.

Zumba 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 as the gluteals, legs, arm core, abdominals and heart.

Zumba gold toning Zumba Gold Toning combines targeted body-sculpting exercises and high-energy cardio with Latin-infused Zumba moves to create a calorie-torching, strengthtraining dance fitness-party.

ZumbaTOMIC

4-7

Designed exclusively for kids, Zumbatomic classes are high energy fitness parties that offer real results. Zumbatonic classes increase focus and self-confidence, boost metabolism and improve coordination.

53889 53890

Th: 1/24-2/21 Th: 2/28-3/28

3:15-4:00 pm 3:15-4:00 pm

8-12

53887 52865

Tu: 1/22-2/19 Tu: 2/26-3/26

3:30-4:25 pm 3:30-4:25 pm

Stretch-Flex-relax

16+

53892 53893 53894

W: 1/23-2/20 W: 2/27-3/27 W: 4/3-5/1

5:30-6:20 pm

Flexibility is important at any age. This lower body thera-band stretch class is done entirely lying down on the comfort of a yoga mat to relaxing music. For all adult flexibility levels.

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

NEW! Creative Clay Building: Ages 6-14 - Jonathan Walraven

Fine Artists - Ages: 7-15

Have a blast playing in the mud while learning the basic methods of pottery! Learn how to decorate, glaze and finish pots. No experience necessary. Students with prior experience will learn techniques to refine their skill. Location: Franciscan Rec Complex. Min/Max: 6-12

This class covers multiple mediums from drawing in pencil to painting. Learn techniques and methods of the arts while relaxing and exploring the world of art! Location: Franciscan Rec Complex. Min/Max: 6-12

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-R/NR

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-R/NR

53766

Tu: 1/22-3/26

6:00-6:50 pm

$65/$74

53764

Th: 1/24-2/28

6:00-7:00 pm

$54/$64

53900

Th: 3/7-4/11

6:00-7:00 pm

$54/$64

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Fine Arts - Drama Linda Elegant Huff, Coordinator: 681-2861 or lhuff@peoriaparks.org Theatre Education for Children (TEC)

For 56 years the Peoria Park District has offered Theatre Education for children (TEC) classes to interested students in District 150, 325, Dunlap and private schools. 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 TEC their school. The program culminates with the Annual Drama Festival. The student registration fee is $30 per semester and scholarships are provided to any student with financial need. 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 at 2:30 pm at middle schools and 3:30 pm at primary schools. Registration is taken at the school office. Classes begin the week of January 21. Fee: $35/semester

Julia Krupa Fine Arts Scholarship

Community Children’s Theatre has established a scholarship for the study of Fine Arts. Senior high school students and college freshman who have participated in CCT may apply for the scholarship by submitting an application, which is available at the Glen Oak Park Pavilion. Application deadline: June 30. The recipient will be announced at the CCT performance on July 14.

2012 Participating Schools Banner Calvin Coolidge Holy Family Thomas Jefferson St. Jude Sterling Von Steuben Woodrow Wilson

Charter Oak Dunlap Irving/Lincoln Kellar St. Philomena Trewyn Wilder Waite

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Saturday, May 4, 2013 • 10 am to 4 pm Corn Stock Theatre Tent in Bradley Park • Free Admission! Come “play in the park” at our Annual Drama Festival of award winning TEC school plays performed by Peoria students. Enjoy a day of live entertainment with special guests, Arts Partners of Central Illinois. You will have an opportunity to share with them your ideas on promoting the arts in Peoria’s oldest neighborhoods. Bring your lunch and buy snacks & drinks at the concession stand. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment For the Arts.

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Auditions for Community Children’s Theatre’s “Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr.”, directed by Jimmy Ulrich, for ages 8-18, Friday, May 10 at 6:00 pm and Saturday, May 11 at 10:00 am at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Prepare a song to sing (not from this show) and bring your sheet music. Dress in comfortable clothing for dance movement.

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Auditions for Park Players - Ages 14-18 Th: 4/25 - 7 pm • Su: 4/27 - 1 pm • Owens Center Park Players, directed by Alex Larson, take imaginative children’s theatre to the parks and playgrounds of the city. As a paid member of this troupe, young actors will gain professional experience. Interested high schoolers should wear comfortable clothing for movement and improvisation exercises, prepare a song to sing and bring your sheet music. Applicants should also be prepared to give three references, excluding family members. Six actors will be hired to perform in this troupe.


Fine Arts - Drama & Music Linda Elegant Huff, Coordinator: 681-2861 or lhuff@peoriaparks.org Creative Movement: Ages 3-5 - Caitlin Paluska

Vocal Music Technique: Ages 8+ - Cathy Konrad

How many ways can you move? Leap, twirl, stretch- to name a few! This class will introduce your child to movement through music and rhythm in a fun environment, while developing your child’s love of moving early on! Register for the Dance Recital with Code 53822 by 2/4 and save $4 Location: Franciscan Rec Complex

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 and provide a copy for instructor. Location: Franciscan Rec Complex

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-R/NR

53895

M: 1/21-3/25

5:30-6:20 pm

$84/$97

Kids Improv: Ages 7-12 - Kelleen Purdin Learn acting basics, create characters through improv games and scenes. Performance at the end of the session. Location: Franciscan Rec Complex

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-R/NR

53773

W: 1/23-3/27

4:00-4:50 pm

$65/$70

Play Me A Story Tots - Age: 18 months- 3 years - Kelleen Purdin You can be the hero or princess in your favorite story. Each week features a different children’s story that the class will act out, plus games and music. Location: Franciscan Rec Complex Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-R/NR

53772

M: 1/21-3/25

11:00-11:45 am

$65/$70

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-R/NR

53765

F: 1/25-3/29

6:00-8:00 pm

$84/$92

Learning to Play Guitar: Ages 9-14 and Adult - Paul Smith 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

Code

Age

Day-Date

Time

Fee-R/NR

53768

9-14

W: 1/23-3/27

5:00-5:55 pm

$68/$73

53769

Adult

W: 1/23-3/27

6:00-6:55 pm

$68/$73

53770

Adult

W: 1/23-3/27

7:00-7:55 pm

$68/$73

Play Me A Story - Age: 4-6 years - Kelleen Purdin You can be the hero or princess in your favorite story. Each week features a different children’s story that the class will act out, plus games and music. Location: Franciscan Rec Complex

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-R/NR

53771

Tu: 1/22-3/26

4:30-5:15 pm

$65/$70

Musical Theatre Performers: Ages 9-15 - Kelleen Purdin This class combines acting, dance and vocal ability. Students will gain knowledge of the basics of stage performance, receive vocal instruction, practice simple dance movement and prepare age appropriate musical theater scenes culminating with an informal showcase on the last day of class for family and friends. Location: Franciscan Rec Complex

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-R/NR

53774

Sa: 1/26-3/30

10:15-11:15 am

$65/$70

50 Rock Readers Theatre - Ages: 50+ Bring characters to life with exciting story telling. No memorization, you read your scripts. You’ll improve your acting skills, voice and diction and learn about character creation as we rehearse a new performance presented at the end of each 6 week session. Join one session or join them all. See page 72 for all the details!

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fun and adventure for young, active 50+ adults

Gloria Phelps, Coordinator • 681-2859 SPORTS FOR 50+ Adults

Pickleball

Pickleball is growing and PPD is base camp for the 50 Rock Pickleball Commandos. Pickleball is a cross between tennis and badminton, but easier to learn and play!

At Franciscan Rec Complex (908 Sterling Ave., West Peoria) Open play • Tu, Th: 1-3 pm • 3 courts • Use CODE 54098 $2.50 drop in/10 visit punch card for $20. At Methodist North (on Allen Road) Open play • Mon-Fri • Use CODE 54401 • $2.50 drop in/10 visit punch card for $20 • Call 681-2859 or go to website for schedule

At Bernard Hall (509 E. Kansas) NEW! Open play • Wed. 11 am-1 pm • Sat. 11 am-1 pm • 2 courts Use CODE 55203 • $2.50 drop in/10 visit punch card for $20

At Glen Oak Park - Outdoor Courts (2218 N. Prospect Rd.) Weather Permitting • 4 courts • Open 7 days a week • Group play Mon & Fri: 8-10 am, Sa: 10 am-12 pm • No fees • Loaner equipment available at Glen Oak Pavilion Recreation office (weekdays only) between 8 am and 2 pm. No rental charge, but must provide valid driver’s license to use equipment.

50+ Sports at Proctor Rec Center (309 S. DuSable)

Open Play PICKLEBALL • Mon & Fri: 9-11 am • Sat: 10 am-12 pm Use CODE 54102 • $2.50 drop in/10 visit punch card for $20 Open Play BADMINTON • Tu & Th: 9am-11 am • Use CODE 54106 $2.50 drop in/10 visit punch card for $20 • Some loaner equipment available Open Play TABLE TENNIS • Mon & Fri • 1-2pm • Use CODE 54108 $2.50 drop in/10 visit punch card for $20

Monday Funday at Bernard Hall Bring a friend to enjoy cards, board games, bags, washer toss, Wii bowling and golf, or play a quiet game of chess or checkers. Beverages and light snacks provided. Fun & friends start your week off right! • M: 1/21-5/20 • 9-11 am • Use CODE 55205 • $1 per visit.

upcoming Special Events Check our website for more info on these events! Winter Garden Walk and Lunch at Luthy Botanical Garden

Walk America Program - Hiking and Walking Our Parks

Behind the Scenes Peoria Zoo Tour

Sunday, 1/13 • Code 55195

Begins March 2013 • Call for details!

Ziplining Tour - Bigger and Better!

Sweetheart Hike

Peoria Park District Park Tours

Saturday, 4/27 • 9 am-12 pm • Code 54105

Saturday, 3/23 • 10 am • Code 54095

50 Rock Rocks the Links Golf Outing

Saturday, 2/9 • 10 am • Code 55196

For more information on the above programs, please call Gloria Phelps, 50 Rock/50 Plus Coordinator at the Peoria Park District, at 309-681-2859.

TALK ABOUT YOUR ANCESTORS!

PEORIA COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY Celebrates its 40th Birthday Saturday, June 22 • 2-5 pm Courtyard Estates of Peoria (117 N. Western Ave, Peoria) Refreshments, free parking, and a birthday party atmosphere. Signs will mark the appropriate entrance area.

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Saturday, 4/20 • Code 54110

Saturday, 6/8 • Code 55194

All Day Pickleball Festival Saturday, 6/22 • All day fun!


DANCE CLASSES FOR 50+ (these classes require a minimum of six registrations for the class to begin) Ballet I Ballet is lovely, lyrical and great exercise. Learn basic movements with barre exercises and floor work before you progress to the next level.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Instructor

Fee

Location

54092

M: 1/28-3/18

4:30-5:20 pm

Joan Halperin

$44

Methodist North on Allen Road

54964

M: 3/25-5/13

4:30-5:20 pm

Joan Halperin

$44

Methodist North on Allen Road

Jazz with Joan You’ll do floor work and learn combinations to old standards and jazz greats in this new class for 50+! It’s a great dance form and great for you.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Instructor

Fee

Location

54091

M: 1/28-3/18

5:30-6:20 pm

Joan Halperin

$44

Methodist North on Allen Road

54093

M: 3/25-5/13

5:30-6:20 pm

Joan Halperin

$44

Methodist North on Allen Road

Beginner Line Dance Learn basic line dance steps using swing, cha-cha and waltz music for great fun and exercise. No partner needed. Outstanding fun!

Code

Day-Date

Time

Instructor

Fee

Location

54965

M: 1/7-2/25

9:30-10:30 am

Jerrie Roe

$39

Methodist North on Allen Road

54966

M: 3/4-4/22

9:30-10:30 am

Jerrie Roe

$39

Methodist North on Allen Road

55029

M: 4/29-5/20

9:30-10:30 am

Jerrie Roe

$19

Methodist North on Allen Road (4 week session)

54967

Tu: 1/8-2/26

9:00-10:00 am

Jerrie Roe

$39

Owens Center

54968

Tu: 3/5-4/23

9:00-10:00 am

Jerrie Roe

$39

Owens Center

55031

Tu: 4/30-5/21

9:30-10:30 am

Jerrie Roe

$19

Owens Center (4 week session)

Intermediate Line Dance Step up the challenge with new dances or join the PPD Line Dance Performance Group (see page 72)!

Code

Day-Date

Time

Instructor

Fee

Location

54969

Th: 1/10-2/28

9:00-10:00 am

Jerrie Roe

$39

Owens Center

54970

Th: 3/7-4/25

9:00-10:00 am

Jerrie Roe

$39

Owens Center

55032

Th: 5/2-5/23

9:00-10:00 am

Jerrie Roe

$19

Owens Center (4 week session)

Tappin’ with Don Advance your tap skills while while getting some great exercise and having fun. Great for the legs!

Code

Day-Date

Time

Instructor

Fee

Location

54971

M: 1/21-4/8

4:30-5:20 pm

Don Coven

$72

Franciscan Rec Complex

NEW! Le Dance A little Jazz, a little Broadway and loads of fun! Don’t miss this wonderful experience for beginner and more advanced dancers!

Code

Day-Date

Time

Instructor

Fee

Location

54960

Th: 1/24-2/14

11:30 am-12:10 pm

Kelleen Purdin

$24

Methodist on North Allen Road

54961

Th: 2/21-3/14

11:30 am-12:10 pm

Kelleen Purdin

$24

Methodist on North Allen Road

54962

Th: 3/21-4/11

11:30 am-12:10 pm

Kelleen Purdin

$24

Methodist on North Allen Road

54963

Th: 4/18-5/19

11:30 am-12:10 pm

Kelleen Purdin

$24

Methodist on North Allen Road

NEW! Beginners Broadway Tap Basic steps, combinations, exercises and choreographed routines will be taught for maximum fun and exercise.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Instructor

Fee

Location

54948

W: 1/23-2/13

10:30-11:20 am

Kelleen Purdin

$24

Franciscan Rec Complex

54949

W: 2/20-3/13

10:30-11:20 am

Kelleen Purdin

$24

Franciscan Rec Complex

54950

W: 3/20-4/10

10:30-11:20 am

Kelleen Purdin

$24

Franciscan Rec Complex

54951

W: 4/17-5/8

10:30-11:20 am

Kelleen Purdin

$24

Franciscan Rec Complex

Ready to register? See pages 95-96!

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FITNESS CLASSES FOR 50+ (these classes require a minimum of six registrations for the class to begin) Walk, Balance, Stretch One of our most popular classes, this will improve your strength, mobility, balance and increase your confidence in movement.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Instructor

Fee

Location

54972

M: 1/7-5/20

8:00-8:40 am

Sherri Mitzelfelt

$37.50/10 visit punch card

Methodist North on Allen Road

NEW! Walk, Dance and More Simple dance moves with walking for cardio, exercise bands and light weights for toning, strength and core with music from around the world, for maximum fun. Can be done from a chair or standing. Pre-Registration is required.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Instructor

Fee

Location

54090

M, Th: 1/21-5/20

11:00-11:40 am

Peggy Shadid

$30/12 visit punch card

Bernard Hall

Core and More A stronger core strengthens and improves the whole body. Try it, you’ll love this class!

Code

Day-Date

Time

Instructor

Fee

Location

54096

M: 1/7-5/20

8:45-9:25 am

Sherri Mitzelfelt

$37.50/10 visit punch card

Methodist North on Allen Road

Rumba 50 Hot! Hot! Hot! If you like Zumba, you’ll love Rumba 50! With sass and rhythm – how can a workout be this much fun?

Code

Day-Date

Time

Instructor

Fee

Location

54094

Tu-Th: 1/8-4/6

8:30-9:20 am

Marlene Bello

$37.50/10 visit punch card

Methodist North on Allen Road

Fun and 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. Get fit, have fun and make new friends. 3 locations and 10 classes each week!

Code

Day

Time

Instructor

Fee

Location

54976

M-W-F: 1/2-5/27

8:00-8:50 am

Nancy Shallenberger and Mary Hudson

$30/12 visit punch card

Franciscan Rec Complex

54979

W: 1/9-5/22

8:00-8:50 am

Sherri Mitzelfelt

$30/12 visit punch card

Methodist North on Allen Road

54977

Tu-Th: 1/8-5/30

8:00-8:50 am

Sherri Mitzelfelt

$30/12 visit punch card

Franciscan Rec Complex

55045

M-W-F: 1/2-5/27

8:00-8:50 am

Jan Ritz and Teresa Pearce

$30/12 visit punch card

Owens Center

54978

Tu-Th: 1/3-5/28

3:00-3:50 pm

Mary Hudson

$30/12 visit punch card

Methodist North on Allen Road

NEW! Yogaerobics Fun, low-impact, yoga-based moves, incorporating the use of light hand-weights, and aerobic movement to increase calorie burn. Improves flexibility, builds lean muscle and encourages weight loss. Class will be modified for your fitness level. Bring yoga mat and light hand-weights.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Instructor

Fee

Location

54980

Tu-Th: 1/2-2/7

5:30-6:10 pm

Lori Gossett

$30

Methodist North on Allen Road

54981

Tu-Th: 2/12-3/7

5:30-6:10 pm

Lori Gossett

$30

Methodist North on Allen Road

54982

Tu-Th: 3/12-4/4

5:30-6:10 pm

Lori Gossett

$30

Methodist North on Allen Road

54983

Tu-Th: 4/9-5/2

5:30-6:10 pm

Lori Gossett

$30

Methodist North on Allen Road

50 Rock Workout A little bit of stretch, cardio, strengthening and toning. A whole lot of fun! Quick workout for 50+ men & women.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee

Location

55199

M: 1/21-2/11

7:10-7:50 pm

$15

Owens Center

55200

M: 2/18-3/11

7:10-7:50 pm

$15

Owens Center

55201

M: 3/18-4/8

7:10-7:50 pm

$15

Owens Center

55202

M: 4/15-5/6

7:10-7:50 pm

$15

Owens Center

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Yoga Join in an ancient practice that harmonizes mind, body and spirit. Yoga reduces stress, improves muscle tone and flexibility.

Code

Level

Day-Date

Time

Instructor

Fee

Location

54991

Yoga I

Tu-Th: 1/8-2/4

9:40-10:30 am

Sherri Mitzelfelt

$37.50/10 visit punch card

Methodist North on Allen Road

54987

Yoga II

Tu-Th: 1/8-2/4

9:00-9:50 am

Nancy Shallenberger

$45

Franciscan Rec Complex

54988

Yoga II

Tu-Th: 2/19-3/28

9:00-9:50 am

Nancy Shallenberger

$45

Franciscan Rec Complex

54989

Yoga II

Tu-Th: 4/2-5/9

9:00-9:50 am

Nancy Shallenberger

$45

Franciscan Rec Complex

54990

Yoga II

Tu-Th: 5/14-5/23

9:00-9:50 am

Nancy Shallenberger

$15

Franciscan Rec Complex

Pilates 101 This form of non-impact exercise helps develop strength, flexibility and balance. If you like yoga, you’ll love this mat based powerhouse class!

Code

Day-Date

Time

Instructor

Fee

Location

54984

M-W: 1/7-2/13

9:00-9:50 am

Nancy Shallenberger

$45

Franciscan Rec Complex

54985

M-W: 2/18-3/27

9:00-9:50 am

Nancy Shallenberger

$45

Franciscan Rec Complex

54986

M-W: 4/1-5/8

9:00-9:50 am

Nancy Shallenberger

$45

Franciscan Rec Complex

NEW! Lunch Time Stretch Work your upper and lower body with a stretching program that lets you take a break from the desk and do something great for your body.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Instructor

Fee

Location

54938

M: 1/21-2/11

12:45-1:30 pm

Kelleen Purdin

$16

Franciscan Rec Complex

54942

M: 2/18-3/11

12:45-1:30 pm

Kelleen Purdin

$16

Franciscan Rec Complex

54943

M: 3/18-4/8

12:45-1:30 pm

Kelleen Purdin

$16

Franciscan Rec Complex

54944

M: 4/15-5/6

12:45-1:30 pm

Kelleen Purdin

$16

Franciscan Rec Complex

NEW! Hoop Fitness Work that core and have great fun while doing it! Hoop Fitness is all the rage for all ages. Whittle your waist and strengthen and tone your legs and arms. Loaner hoops available or bring your own.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Instructor

Fee

Location

54952

W: 1/23-2/13

2:30-3:10 pm

Kelleen Purdin

$20

Franciscan Rec Complex

54953

W: 2/20-3/13

2:30-3:10 pm

Kelleen Purdin

$20

Franciscan Rec Complex

54954

W: 3/20-4/10

2:30-3:10 pm

Kelleen Purdin

$20

Franciscan Rec Complex

54955

W: 4/17-5/8

2:30-3:10 pm

Kelleen Purdin

$20

Franciscan Rec Complex

54956

Th: 1/24-2/14

10:40-11:20 am

Kelleen Purdin

$20

Methodist North on Allen Road

54957

Th: 2/21-3/14

10:40-11:20 am

Kelleen Purdin

$20

Methodist North on Allen Road

54958

Th: 3/21-4/11

10:40-11:20 am

Kelleen Purdin

$20

Methodist North on Allen Road

54959

Th: 4/18-5/9

10:40-11:20 am

Kelleen Purdin

$20

Methodist North on Allen Road

NEW! Tai Chi Reduces tension, improves circulation and balance while increasing strength and flexibility.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Instructor

Fee

Location

55051

M-W: 1/21-2/13

3:15-4:00 pm

Jan Bishop

$32

Methodist North on Allen Road

55052

M-W: 2/20-3/18

3:15-4:00 pm

Jan Bishop

$32

Methodist North on Allen Road

55053

M-W: 3/25-4/17

3:15-4:00 pm

Jan Bishop

$32

Methodist North on Allen Road

55054

M-W: 4/24-5/20

3:15-4:00 pm

Jan Bishop

$32

Methodist North on Allen Road

NEW! Walk N Talk Walk in the comfort of Bernard Hall Gym. Your group leader will keep you going at a safe and comfortable pace while you enjoy your time with friends.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee

Location

55204

W: 1/23-5/22

10:00-10:45 am

$5/5 visits

Bernard Hall Gym

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MUSIC AND ARTS FOR 50+ ADULTS Beginner I Piano & Theory Have you always wanted to play the piano and thought it was too difficult? Did you take piano lessons as a child (or as an adult) and quit? Want to learn from the beginning? Sign up and you will learn to play the piano in a relaxed and positive atmosphere. Join the fun and make new friends! Supply list available at registration.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

55066

Tu: 1/8-1/15 (mini-mester)

3:00-3:50 pm

Maureen Murphy-Eaton

$24/$28

Don’s Music Land

55065

Tu: 1/22-3/26

3:00-3:50 pm

Maureen Murphy-Eaton

$120/$140

Don’s Music Land

55067

Tu: 4/16-5/21

3:00-3:50 pm

Maureen Murphy-Eaton

$72/$84

Don’s Music Land

Intermediate Piano & Theory Have you taken piano lessons before and know how to play the piano by reading notes on the Treble Clef and Bass Clef Staffs? Have you taken Beginner 1 or Intermediate Piano & Theory and want to continue to learn at your own pace? Sign up and enjoy learning more music! Supply list available at registration.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

55068

Tu: 1/8-1/15 (mini-mester)

1:00-1:50 pm

Maureen Murphy-Eaton

$24/$28

Don’s Music Land

55069

Tu: 1/22-3/26

1:00-1:50 pm

Maureen Murphy-Eaton

$120/$140

Don’s Music Land

55070

Tu: 4/16-5/21

1:00-1:50 pm

Maureen Murphy-Eaton

$72/$84

Don’s Music Land

55071

Tu: 1/8-1/15 (mini-mester)

2:00-2:50 pm

Maureen Murphy-Eaton

$24/$28

Don’s Music Land

55072

Tu: 1/22-3/26

2:00-2:50 pm

Maureen Murphy-Eaton

$120/$140

Don’s Music Land

55073

Tu: 4/16-5/21

2:00-2:50 pm

Maureen Murphy-Eaton

$72/$84

Don’s Music Land

Peoria Park District Performing Groups NEW! 50 Rock Readers Theatre Bring characters to life with exciting story telling. No memorization, you read your scripts. You’ll improve your acting skills, voice and diction and learn about character creation as we rehearse a new performance presented at the end of each 6 week session. Join one session or join them all. 50 Rock Readers Theatre is fun for all!

Code

Day-Date

Performance Date

Time

Fee

Location

54945

Tu: 1/22-2/26

W: 2/27

1:00-1:50 pm

$10

Franciscan Rec Complex

54946

Tu: 3/5-4/9

W: 4/10

1:00-1:50 pm

$10

Franciscan Rec Complex

54947

Tu: 4/16-5/21

Th: 5/23 (at Senior Games)

1:00-1:50 pm

$10

Franciscan Rec Complex

NEW! 50 Rock Entertainers Express yourself! Sing, dance or do both in this fun swing choir for 50 plus adults. 6 wk sessions followed by performances for family, friends and community. Directed by Kelleen Purdin. Please call if you are interested in this activity.

Code

Day-Date

Performance Date

Time

Fee

Location

54939

M: 1/21-2/25

W: 2/27

1:00-1:45 pm

$10

Franciscan Rec Complex

54940

M: 3/4-4/8

W: 4/10

1:00-1:45 pm

$10

Franciscan Rec Complex

54941

M: 4/15-5/20

Th: 5/23 (at Senior Games)

1:00-1:45 pm

$10

Franciscan Rec Complex

Peoria Park District Line Dancers

There is no fee to join this performing group but you must be enrolled in Intermediate Line Dancing and must participate in at least one of every three performances scheduled. This group won Gold in the Performing Arts section of the HOI Senior Games and Fine Arts Festival in 2012. Contact Gloria at (309) 681-2859 for more information about joining this group! CODE: 54104

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Mah Jong - Two Great Locations! A fun and challenging game with four players per table. Teaches skill, strategy and calculation as you learn this very old, very popular game that originated in China. New and experienced players are welcome! Fee: $ 20 for 10 visit Punch Card

Code

Day-Date

Time

Location

54088

M-W: 1/7-3/25

1-3 pm

Franciscan Rec Complex

54089

M-W: 1/7-3/25

1-3 pm

Methodist North


COMPUTER CLASSES FOR 50+ Computer Instructor: LeeAnn Kriegshauser. All computer classes take place at Von Steuben Middle School (801 E. Forrest Hill Ave, Peoria)

Let’s Start from Scratch!

Introduction to Microsoft Word

This class is 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 with icons, scrollbars, menus, toolbars, etc), customizing the desktop and the correct way to shut down the computer. Fee: $40.

Learn the basic formatting tools in Microsoft Word to help you accomplish tasks such as changing the font type, size and color, changing margins and spacing, printing envelopes, and more. Students should be proficient with the mouse. Fee: $40.

Code

Day-Date

Time

55055

Th: 1/10 and 1/17

6-8 pm

Explore the World Wide Web In this class, you will learn to customize your browsing experience as well as learn about URLs, how to create favorites, and search for the answers to all your questions! Students should be proficient with the mouse and be comfortable with managing multiple windows. Fee: $20.

Code

Day-Date

Time

55056

Th: 1/24

6-8 pm

Computers Made Easy This course is designed as a continuation of Let’s Start from Scratch, or for the user who is somewhat familiar with how the computer works and is comfortable with using the mouse and keyboard. Students will learn to create and manage files and folders, create CDs, back up their files, and much more. Fee: $40.

Code 55057

Day-Date Th: 1/31 and 2/7

Microsoft Power Point Create your own Power Point presentations quickly and with little fuss. You will learn how to add text and pictures to slides, apply design templates, transitions, animations, and more. Students should be proficient with the mouse. Fee: $40.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Code

Day-Date

Time

55058

Th: 2/21 and 2/28

6-8 pm

55061

Th: 4/25 and 5/2

6-8 pm

Microsoft Word Continued Students will learn more about the tools Word has to offer. You will learn more advanced formatting tools, creating tables, working with templates, and more. Familiarity with word processing software would be helpful. Students should be proficient with the mouse. Fee: $40.

Code

Day-Date

Time

55059

Th: 3/7 and 3/14

6-8 pm

Microsoft Excel Learn how to create and format simple spreadsheets, work with formulas and charts, and more. Learn how to re-create your checkbook register and let Excel do the calculating for you. Students should be proficient with the mouse. Fee: $40.

Code

Day-Date

Time

55062

Th: 5/9 and 5/16

6-8 pm

Working with Images and More! For the user who would like to be more creative with their Microsoft Word documents, this course will teach you how to insert images, pictures, borders, etc. into your newsletters and other projects. You will soon be showing off your creative side without having to pay for costly design software. Students should be proficient with the mouse and be comfortable with managing Windows. Fee: $40.

Time

Code

Day-Date

Time

6-8 pm

55060

Th: 4/11 and 4/18

6-8 pm

NEW! SPANISH FOR 50+ ADULTS Conversational Spanish I for Travelers “Español Para Viajeros Nivel I”

Conversational Spanish II for Travelers “Español Para Viajeros Nivel II”

Learn spanish phrases such as food, drink and shopping, directions and emergencies for traveling in Spanish speaking countries. Also proper greetings & titles and bargaining skills to better understand Hispanic culture. Instructor: Marlene Bello. Fee: $20 Location: Franciscan Rec Complex

This class is an extension of the Conversational Spanish I for Travelers class. We will reinforce vocabulary, language patterns and introduce short conversations related to everyday topics. Instructor: Marlene Bello. Fee: $20 Location: Franciscan Rec Complex

Code

Day-Date

Time

Code

Day-Date

55063

Sa: 1/26 and 2/2

10 am-12 pm

55064

Sa: 2/16 and 2/23 10 am-12 pm

Time

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Luthy Botanical Garden 2520 N. Prospect (corner of Prospect & Gift) • 686-3362 AT A GLANCE Celebrate the coming of spring at Luthy Botanical Garden! Cure the winter doldrums before the snow melts with a visit to our indoor Conservatory, where our desert and tropical collections will transport you to places where the sun always shines. Venture outdoors to our five-acre garden and see all the winter interest that Luthy has to offer. Whether you want to warm up in the tropics or enjoy a brisk early-spring day, you and your family will love it here at Luthy! Hundreds of bulbs planted last fall burst forth in the colors of spring. Snowdrops, crocus, tulips, and daffodils all mean that winter is over at Luthy! Come see what not to do at our Garish Garden Show; and visit our Spring Plant Sale for cool new plants. There is so much to do here at Luthy…visit http://www. peoriaparks.org/luthy-botanical-garden for more information. MANAGER Bob Streitmatter: bstreitmatter@peoriaparks.org HOURS Tuesday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm Sunday 12-5 pm Monday closed Open on Memorial Day! Regular admission applies. GARDEN ADMISSION Garden Members & Children under 12 Adults 13 & over

Garden Services Wedding Rentals Do your wedding dreams include a beautiful garden backdrop for your ceremony or reception? You can select one of six areas for your events: the Conservatory, an indoor venue that can accommodate up to 80 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. Call for details or stop by the Gift Shop on weekdays for more information.

Horticultural Presentations and Tours In addition to the classes and tours at the Garden, our professional horticulturists are available to present a wide variety of plant and gardening-related talks and demonstrations to your community group, garden club or special interest society. We would also love to show you around the Garden on a private tour. Prices start as low as $40 on-site. Call 686-3362 for more details or visit www.peoriaparks.org/luthy-botanical-garden.

Garden Classes & Educational Programs FREE $2.50

THE GARDEN SHOP The Garden Shop is the place for gifts, seasonal décor, jewelry, and, as you would expect, some really cool houseplants. We have tools specially designed for women, wind chimes, jewelry, and garden tools. Drop in and see what we have to offer. Garden Members receive 10% off Gift Shop purchases, so ask about becoming one! RENT THE GARDEN Enjoy a soiree outdoors - rent a Garden area or the Conservatory for your next party, meeting, or wedding. See pages 92-93 for details or call 686-3362. Got a little time on your hands? Become a Volunteer and put your valuable time to good use while meeting new people who share your interest in gardening. We are looking for help with educational programs, grant writing, and special event planning. Call 309-681-2822 for more information.

Educators, have you heard about Luthy School Programs? We have some exciting educational opportunities for your classroom. Learn about the rainforest and conservation under a tropical canopy in our Conservatory. Take home your own miniature biome in the ever-popular terrarium class. 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, and all meet Illinois State Standards for Education. Home-school groups, scout troops and community groups are always welcome. 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.

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Garden Design Series Classes: Participants Must Register in Advance! From plants to history to design, we will look at a variety of garden topics to inspire & better prepare you for the upcoming garden season. With each topic we will discuss characteristics and concepts applicable to your own garden, big or small. Select the individual classes of interest or take the entire series and enjoy a discounted price. - Seven classes held over just two Saturdays on April 6 and April 13 - Morning sessions will be 10-11:00 am, 11 am-12:30 pm (lunch on your own); afternoon sessions will be held at 12:30-1:30 pm, 1:45-2:45 pm and 3-4 pm. - There is a minimum of four and a maximum of 30 participants for each class - Save money and register for all seven classes using CODE: 54766 Fee-M/R/NR: $60/$79/$89

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#1. The Spring Garden

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10-11 am

$10/$13/$15

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12:30-1:30 pm

$10/$13/$15

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Sa: 4/6

1:45-2:45 pm with 45 min. tour from 2:45-3:30 pm

$10/$13/$15

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10-11 am

$10/$13/$15

#5. Perennials that Play in Peoria Instuctor: Bob Streitmatter This class will cut through the confusion and focus on the “perennials that really work.” The discussion will cover how to design and work with perennials. Our focus will be the perennials that are enduring, long-lived and low maintenance, including many natives and new introductions. Location: Glen Oak Pavilion Board Room

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Sa: 4/13

12:30-1:30 pm

$10/$13/$15

#6. Greenhouse Classics: Beautiful Begonias and Kickin’ Coleus

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Sa: 4/13

1:45-2:45 pm

$10/$13/$15

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3:00-4:00 pm

$10/$13/$15

For the Gardener, spring is a busy time. Take the time to celebrate the season as it comes roaring back to life. We will explore all things spring: flowering trees, bulbs, wildflowers and lilacs! Location: Glen Oak Pavilion Board Room

#2. The Botany of a Cocktail Instuctor: Bob Streitmatter Throughout history, most cultures have developed some form of alcohol using plants as the source. Especially here in Peoria there is a rich history, involving distilleries and breweries and of course, Prohibition. Our discussion will focus on the plants and processes involved in making beer, wine and spirits. Along the way, we will travel through time and around the world to learn how the Botany of a Cocktail has changed the world. Location: Glen Oak Pavilion Board Room

#3. Tremendous and Tantalizing Trees Instuctor: Bob Streitmatter We will discuss trees that perform best in Central Illinois. Because trees have such an amazing impact on our lives, we will also cover some of the amazing culture and history associated with trees. Weather permitting, we will take an optional 45-minute tour of Glen Oak Park & Luthy Botanical Garden. Location: Glen Oak Pavilion Board Room and tour

#4. Vegetable Gardening 101 We will cover the basics of vegetable gardening from soil prep to planting and maintenance. Whether considered a classic, new introduction or heirloom, we will discuss vegetables of all kinds. Location: Glen Oak Pavilion Board Room

Instuctors: Melissa Davis and Elona Mason There are so many wonderful old favorites as well as cool new cultivars. In our exploration of Begonias, Coleus and Geraniums, we will debut specimens from the new Begonia & Geranium Collections. Location: Glen Oak Pavilion Board Room

#7. Botanical Garden Backstage Pass Instuctors: Melissa Davis and Elona Mason At Luthy Botanical Garden, the transition to spring is an amazing process. Go behind the scenes to learn about our floral shows, collections and production. You will get an Exclusive Preview & Early Shopping Experience ($20 limit) of our 2013 Spring Plant Sale! Location: Luthy Botanical Garden

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Forest Park Nature Center

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 bluff forestland and open woodland interspersed with hill prairie openings holding 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 chickadees, titmice, whitebreasted nuthatches and downy woodpeckers, as well as warblers, vireos and other neotropical species, particularly during migrations. Please contact the Nature Center for details on the following programs and events. MANAGER JD Russell jdrussell@peoriaparks.org Rent the nature center pg. 92-93 birthdays at fpnc pg. 90-91 Hours Mon-Sat 9 am-5 pm Sunday 1-5 pm Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day Wheelchair accessible trails are open year-round from dawn to dusk.

Forest Park Memberships Help support Forest Park Nature Center by joining our C.O.R.E. group (Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Enthusiasts). Memberships start at $20 and include a 1-year subscription to Tracks and Trails, 10% discount in the Trailhead Nature Store, reduced fees for classes and concerts, plus membership privileges at over 130 nature centers in North America.

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

Traveling Naturalists are available to present a 45-minute interpretive program for your classroom, garden club, scout group or other civic organization. Call the Nature Center for fees, reservations and further information.

Educational Programs

Groups that Meet at FPNC

Field Trips and Tours: The Nature Center provides a great opportunity for your classroom to expand by over 500 acres. Field trips can reinforce material being taught in the classroom. If you are interested in a Find Out More... special topic, just call the naturalist ahead Forest Park publishes a bimonthly newsletof time to discuss the tour. These tours last ter, Tracks and Trails, with a complete listing from 1 to 1.5 hours. Fees are as follows: of public programs, special events, classes, • During museum membership opportunities, and new arrivals hours: $55 per at the Trailhead Nature Store. This newsletnaturalist, up to 30 ter is sent to all members of Forest Park or people you may receive a complimentary Tracks • After museum and Trails by visiting the Nature Center. hours: $60 per naturalist up to 30 The Hundred-Mile Hiker Club people Join our Hundred Mile Hiker Club and after hiking a hundred miles receive a commem- The Prairie School Project is a multi-disciplinorative T-shirt, then register to receive an ary prairie curriculum for students in grades exclusive, fully embroidered 100-mile hiker K-5. This project encourages teachers to use patch at 250 miles. After completing 250 hands-on materials to teach science, math, miles, you are eligible to register for a lapel English and art. To receive the materials and pin, which you receive upon completion of training on how to use them, teachers must 500 miles. Registration fees are $10 payable attend workshops which are presented periodically throughout central Illinois. in the Trailhead Nature Store.

We offer many ways for students to learn about the natural world. Call 686-3360 for a brochure on any of the following: Mini-Naturalist Programs are geared toward encouraging the natural curiosity of preschoolers ages 3-5. This 1.5 hour program takes place at the Moose Shelter in Detweiller Park during the months of April, May, September, and October and is just $2.50/student ($40 minimum).

Central Illinois Herpetological Society (CIHS) Come share or learn about the fascinating world of amphibians and reptiles. Meets: 1st Thursday of month, 7:00 pm. Contact CIHS at 309-682-6208.

Heart of Illinois Sierra Club Join us for a guest speaker followed by discussion. Meets: 3rd Wednesday of month, September-May, 7:00 pm Contact: David Pittman at 309-676-5237 or dvdpttmn@aol.com.

Peoria Audubon Society Join us for a guest speaker followed by discussion and refreshments. Meets: 2nd Wednesday of month, September-May, 7:00 pm. For more information, visit http://www.peoriaaudubon.org.

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Walks & Programs at Forest Park Nature Center Pre-Registration Required Home School Nature Classes Children will participate in hands-on activities aimed at increasing their knowledge and interest in each topic. Warm clothes required as there will be outside field trips. Age: 6-12 Time: 10-11:30 am Fee: $6/class/child (max. $18/family) Parents are free and should attend. Code

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Eagles on the Illinois River

54839 Th: 2/7

Sun Fun!

54840 Th: 3/7

Reptiles

54841 Th: 4/4

Digging Up the Past

Kite Making and Flying

Join us as we convert paper, balloon sticks, scotch tape, kite string and some other 54842 Th: 5/16 Camp Wokanda Pond Study common items into colorful, graceful, highflying kites that will compete with the birds Nature Quilting Bee for air space. They will make your imaginaJoin us for a good old fashioned quilting tion soar! Participants provide the imaginabee! We will be making nature/ Forest Park tion, and we will provide the materials. Kites themed 12 x 12” quilting squares that we will be constructed at Forest Park Nature will assemble into a quilt and then hang on Center and flown at nearby Detweiller Park. display at the Nature Center. The quilt will Participants will caravan/carpool to the kitebe raffled off at our annual Earth Day fesflying site. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. tival to benefit Forest Park. Refreshments Age: 5+, accompanied by adult. Fee: $5; and supplies will be provided. Feel free $4/CORE member to bring fabric scraps and embellishments Code Date Time from your “stash” to use and exchange! 54844 Sa: 3/23 1:00-3:00 pm Pre-registration will be required. Age: 16+ Fee: $3/person for materials Code

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Get ready for spring! Create and decorate 54843 Sa: 2/16 10:00-11:30 am your own birdfeeder using recycled materials. Be prepared to have fun and get a little messy. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Birding Tour of the Illinois River This trip will take in some of the bird migra- Age: 5-11. Fee: $6; $5/CORE member tion hotspots along the Illinois River. After Code Date Time meeting at the Nature Center, we will travel 54845 Sa: 3/30 2:00-3:00 pm south to Spring Lake and Chautauqua, have a catered lunch overlooking the Dickson Paint Nature with Watercolors, Pen Mounds complex, then proceed to one of and Ink with Ed Levene the largest wetland restoration projects Learn the basic techniques of watercolor, in the world, the Nature Conservancy’s pen and ink painting while creating pictures Emiquon Preserve. Then we will go on to of birds, flowers, trees, skies and more. Rice Lake and Banner Marsh. Trip leaders: Maury Brucker and Mike Miller of the Peo- Participants paint as instructor gives demonstrations and individual help. Supply list ria Audubon Society. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Age: 14+ Call 686-3360 for more sent upon registration. No experience required. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Max info and registration. Fee-R/NR: $35; $30 for Nature Center and Audubon members. 10 participants. Age: 18+. Fee: $35 Code

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Time

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Time

54837

Sa: 3/2

7:00 am-4:00 pm

54846

Sa: 5/18

9:00 am-12:00 pm

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These non-credit programs are offered through ICC, but meet at Forest Park Nature Center. Unless otherwise stated, all programs are designed for adults 18 and over. The cost per person is $12. Pre-registration is required through ICC by calling (309) 690-5900 or online at www.icc.edu/acp or in person at Hickory Hall, ICC North Campus.

Weather Basics Saturday, 2/23 • 10-11:30 am Instructor: Dean Johnston Join us for this workshop and gain a new appreciation for the clouds over your head! Illinois weather can be subtle or sublime, but it is always interesting. This class will cover the basic ingredients of weather, how weather is measured and how it is forecast. Learn about some of Illinois’ most awe-inspiring weather events. 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. 20 participants.

Prairie Garden Workshop Saturday, 4/13 • 10 am-12 pm Instructor: Kristi Shoemaker Participants will learn the basics of starting their own native prairie garden at home. We will discuss the benefits of native landscaping, how to propagate prairie plants and planning your garden to work with your site. Participants will then get to take home a prairie plant to start their own garden! Max. 20 participants.

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Forest Park Nature Center Drop-In Walks & Programs at Forest Park Nature Center Unless otherwise indicated, donations are requested for all walks and programs. CORE Members often receive a discount for programs with a fee. Thank you for your support!

YOGA with Jean Sloan Every Monday • 5:30-6:45 pm This beginning class will combine gentle postures, breathing practices and relaxation with an emphasis on self-acceptance and discovery. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a mat or large towel, 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. Age: 8+ Fee: $10 drop-in fee; packages also 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 or other acoustic instrument and bring it 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.

Animal Encounters Su: 1/13 and 1/27 • 1:30-2 pm 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 and cuddly mold, but are nonetheless some of nature’s greatest creatures. Dates

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Su: 1/13

Meet our Insects & Spiders

Su: 1/27

Meet our Snakes & Turtles

Owl Prowl at Forest Park Tu: 1/8 and 2/5 • 6:30-8:00 pm Hike into the realm of nocturnal critters. Learn the natural history of our native owls. We will practice our owl calls and everyone will have a chance to “give a hoot”. Dress warm! For ages 5+.

Winter Wonder Walks

Constellation Hikes

Sa: 1/5 and 2/2 • 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!

F: 1/11 • 8-9 pm at FPNC F: 4/12 • 9-10 pm at Camp Wokanda Enjoy an evening under the stars! On this guided tour, we will explore the summer sky’s constellations and discover how people have used stories to make a connection with the stars they see. Program may be cancelled in the case of overcast skies. Please call 686-3360 for more details. Fee: $2; $1/CORE member.

Eagle Day Sa: 1/12 • 10-11:30 am Each year hundreds of bald eagles overwinter 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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River Spirit Flute Circle Sa: 1/19, 2/16, 3/16, 5/18 • 1-2 pm Come listen to Native American flute music or try your hand at playing this beautiful wooden instrument. All levels are welcome and the circle is open to the public. No previous musical experience is necessary. Randy Starnes, a local flute maker, is the leader of the group and will have flutes for you to borrow or purchase. Bring your own flute if you have one. Beginners Classes will take place on 1/5, 2/2, 3/2, 4/6 and 5/11. Contact Bonnie Cox for details at ilmidwife@comcast.net.

2nd Annual Reverse Science Fair M: 1/21 • 10 am-2 pm, drop in anytime! This Martin Luther King Day, keep your kids learning on their day off of school! You bring the kids and we will set up the experiments. This science fair will have a series of interactive, nature-themed science demonstrations. For elementary and junior high students. Fee: $4/child; $3/CORE member.

Forest Park Book Sale Sa: 2/9 • 9 am-5 pm Su: 2/10 • 1-5 pm (Reduced price sale) A great place to find unique nature-related books and help support your Nature Center! There will be books on everything from gardening to wildlife to environmental philosophy to nature-inspired fiction. Plenty of general fiction and non-fiction books as well. Come down for a browse and take home a good read. If you have books to donate for the sale please call Forest Park Nature Center at 686-3360.

Mother Nature’s Story Corner Sa: 3/9 and 4/6 • 10 am There is nothing like a good story to brighten your weekend. Drop by to enjoy a rhyme or two and create a nature-related craft. They’re sure to be delighted! Best for kids 3-7 years old.

Leafless Tree ID Su: 2/24 and 3/3 • 1:30 pm Winter tree identification should not “leaf” you “stumped!” Learn how to easily identify native trees in the winter. Winter tree finders and several field guides are available in the store. Age: 12+


Are My Trees in Danger? Sa: 4/13 • 2 pm Learn what to look for and the warning signs of possible infestations of exotic insects and diseases in your trees and forested areas. We will also discuss who you need to contact with information and when. Presented by Jeff Davidson, Plant Health Safeguarding Specialist with the USDA. Age: 13+

9th Annual Earth Day Celebration! Sa: 4/20 • 11 am-4 pm Celebrate Mother Nature! Here’s your opportunity to “think globally, act locally.” Peruse the numerous booths, locate local resources, and learn what you can do to make a difference. Enjoy live music, great local food, educational materials and hands-on demos, kids crafts, face painting, and much more. Join our raffle, register to win door prizes, and enjoy our annual Earth Day Sale.

Wildflower Walk W: 4/24, 5/15 and 6/5 • 10 am Nothing is better than starting the day with a warm cup of coffee or tea, and breathing some fresh spring air! Participants will love seeing the beauty of spring revealed and the chance to get to know some other nature lovers on this naturalist guided tour. Wear comfortable walking shoes as we will walk up to a half-mile.

Signs of Spring Su: 5/5, 5/12 and 5/19 • 1:30 pm Explore the woods with a naturalist and experience the awakening of the plants and animals of the Illinois River Bluffs. Discover spring wildflowers, insects and colorful birds on these hikes.

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The woods will ring with music at our monthly concert series featuring some of the best singer-songwriters and folk musicians anywhere! Fee: $7/adult, $6/ages 12 and under, $1 discount for CORE members. Concerts begin at 7:00 pm.

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Camp Wokanda

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

for rental information “like” camp wokanda on facebook! See page 92-93 https://www.facebook.com/CampWokanda

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-midnight)

Valley Cabins (capacity: 12/cabin)

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)

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

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. $30/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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Looking for a beautiful, rustic place to say “I Do?” Consider renting out Camp Wokanda! Call 579-2157 for more details about using Camp Wokanda as a wedding venue.

O.A. Lodge (capacity: 75)

Programs - Please Pre-Register

Drop-In Events

Wildflower Walk/Forestry Demo

Restoration Days

Th: 4/18 • 9-1 pm • $4/person Welcome Spring by hiking alongside blooming woodland wildflowers and seeing nature through a forester’s eyes. You will learn to identify native spring flowers on a nature tour, swing by a flower pressing station, and watch a Forestry demonstration that will cover the health of a forest, prescribed burning, and equipment use and safety.

Th: 2/28 and 3/13 • 9:30 am Management is an ongoing process at Camp Wokanda. Help us continue the work to tackle invasive species in the area. Together we can better the land for wildlife and future visitors like you. Please dress warm and bring gloves if you have them. We will supply basic tools. Meet in the lower parking lot.

Bareroot Bottom Dollar Th: 4/25 • 9 am-1:30 pm • $3/student Let’s get our tree planting on for Earth Week! The program runs $3/participant in exchange for 3 bareroot oak seedlings. We will offer programs on the water cycle, changing of seasons, and tree health with planting. Programs and lunch will be followed by a group poster contest. Please bring student lunches.

Family Recreation 101 Sa: 5/25 • 9 am-1:30 pm A day for families to be one with nature. Come join us for fishing, hiking, canoeing, nature tours, birding, camp fire cooking, and much more! Look for this event in the Summer Playbook.

Open Fishing Sa: 4/27 • 8-11 am Enjoy the well stocked waters of Davis Lake either from the shore or in a boat. Catch and release only. Boat rental: $5, Pole rental: $1


Sommer Park

6329 Koerner Road, Edwards • 691-8423 AT A GLANCE Sommer Park encompasses 320 acres of open fields, prairies, farmland and woodlands. It is a use-by-reservation facility that offers private picnics and outings for groups of up to 1000, March through December.

Bluebird Workshop Saturday, 4/13 • 9:30 am-12 pm $15/box and workshop, $5/workshop only Interested in attracting bluebirds to your backyard? Learn about the ecology of bluebirds and other cavity nesters. Build your own bluebird house and share in the success of the comeback of bluebirds in our area. Peoria Park District staff will present data & facts about birding in our area. Bring a hammer and Phillips head screwdriver. Workshop fee will cover cost of material to build your box.

MANAGER Tom Miller: tmiller@peoriaparks.org Birthday parties See pg. 90-91 Rent-a-Shelter See pg. 92-94 for details weddings & CIVIL CEREMONIES The Prairie Schoolhouse is host to weddings and civil unions with large windows, tin lanterns and a tree draped background. The affordable fee of $250 makes this a perfect site with seating for 70 people. The Prairie Shelter is a large outdoor covered shelter suited for small or large receptions or special events. The quiet, tree lined location has hosted a number of weddings over the years. Full day rental is only $500 with the ability to serve alcohol and choose your own catering company. A must-see for that special occasion or fundraiser. Photography Looking to take senior portraits, engagement/wedding/family photos with a unique setting? The Pioneer Homestead contains 1850 style buildings and trees/ native grasses suited for that ideal pose. Call the park for rental rate information.

Special Events at Sommer Park - Just Drop In!

Civil War Spring Drill

Educational Programs for Students and Scouts Sommer Park offers programs that 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 an 1850s Illinois Pioneer Homestead Program. Let us help your Boy or Girl Scouts earn those fun and exciting conservation or environmental badges. Call Sommer Park to schedule your program today!

Saturday, 4/20 • 10 am-2 pm Sunday, 4/21 • 10 am-2 pm • $2/person Spring has arrived and soldiers are preparing for a long march. Come experience the daily life of men and women and watch them in action (and perhaps be a part of daily drill). Civil War enthusiasts from the Midwest will bring to life the joys and sorrows of the time. Bring a camera and have your picture taken with the soldiers.

Blacksmith Hammer-In Saturday, 5/18 The Pioneer Blacksmith Shop at Sommer Park is a great place to learn about this oldfashioned trade. Join members of the Illinois Valley Blacksmithing Association and watch a guest blacksmith demonstrate his skills making traditional items used in and around the house. Call Sommer Park for additional details and flyer.

It’s never too early to start thinking about summer! Sommer Park will once again offer its Ancient Oaks Daycamp. Registration begins March 1, 2013!

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

Lunch and Tour of Palmer House, Chicago 55184

“The Book of Mormon,” Chicago 52626 54907 54908

W: 2/27 Sa: 4/13 Sa: 6/1

$162 $168 $168

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Rhythm City & Jumer’s Casino, Rock Island, IL 54912 54913

Th: 2/7 Tu: 4/9

$16 $16

“The Book of Mormon,” St. Louis

Hollywood and Harrah’s Casino, Joliet, IL

54923

54922

Sa: 3/2

$136

Th: 3/21

“The American Passion Play,” Bloomington, IL

Shopping Trips

55193 $48

50692 54909 54910

Sa: 3/16

Organ Extravaganza, Rialto Theatre, Joliet, IL 53745

Sa: 4/27

$96

VIPG (Very Important People with Goodies), Deer Park Mall

Th: 5/9

$78

Church Basement Ladies, Circa ‘21 Theatre 53378

W: 5/22

$92

Gambling Trips Isle of Capri & Jumer’s Casino, Rock Island, IL 54918 54919

Th: 1/10 Tu: 3/5

$16 $16

Jumer’s Casino, Rock Island, IL 50419 50420

Tu: 1/15 W: 2/20

$16 $16

Catfish Bend Casino, Burlington, IA 50428 50420

W: 1/30 W: 3/13

$16 $16

Sa: 3/23

Th: 4/4

$54 $54 $54

$32

$54

Choice of Chicago - Museums or Shopping 53748

Sa: 2/9

W: 4/10-Th: 4/11 $216*

Girls Overnight Mystery Trip TBA

Th: 4/25-F: 4/26

TBA

Th:5/2-F: 5/3 TBA

W: 5/22

Sa: 2/23

55181

Th: 6/13

55177

$54

Sa: 6/22

M: 3/11

Sa: 3/23

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$299*

Cedarburg, WI and Cedar Creek 54928

Sa: 7/13

$80

Historic Chicago Highlights and Landmarks Tour 55176

Sa: 7/27

$72

$68

$164

Have questions about these trips? Call 681-2863!

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Tu: 6/25-Th: 6/27

Chicago Bulls vs. Indiana Pacers, United Center, Chicago 54926

$88

The Best of Chicago - 3 Days with Museums and Cruise

Chicago Flower and Garden Show, Navy Pier 55186

$104/$54

Men’s Day Out, Fort Sheridan and Great Lakes Naval Base, IL

International Dog Show, Chicago 53746

$252*

Pella Tulip Festival Overnight

55180

Chicago Auto Show, Chicago Sa: 2/9

TBA

Architecture River Cruise and Navy Pier $36

Regional Trips 53747

Brown County, Nashville, IN and Back Roads

55183

Shop Le Claire & East Davenport, IA 54924

$170*

Arlington International Racecourse

Shop Aurora Outlet Mall 54925

Th: 3/21-F: 3/22

$26

Shopping in Chicago Sa: 2/23 Sa: 4/13 Sa: 6/1

$122

Galena Overnight at the DeSoto House

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

Tu: 3/19

$84


Vagabond Tours - Extended Trips Six Days in New York City

Amelia island, St. Augustine, Jacksonville, Florida 53389

Sa: 2/16-Su: 2/24

50443 Tu: 6/4-Su: 6/9

$769*

Colorado and the Rocky Mountains

Biloxi and New Orleans 53384

Su: 3/17-Sa: 3/23

54786 Su: 6/9-Sa: 6/15 $624*

$569*

Cape Cod and Plymouth, MA

Cherry Blossom Time in Washington, DC 53387

Th: 3/21-W: 3/27

$719*

53684 Sa: 6/22-Su: 6/30 $819*

$3599*

Pigeon Forge and Smoky Mountains Show Trip, TN

Athens and the Greek Islands 53687

Th: 4/4-Sa: 4/13

53382 Su: 7/14-Sa: 7/20 $650*

Biltmore Estates and Asheville, NC 53383

Su: 4/14-F: 4/19

Iceland, Land of Fire and Ice

$575*

TBA W: 8/7-M: 8/12

Splendor of the Seine River Cruise 53688

F: 4/19-Sa: 4/27 Th: 4/25-Sa: 5/4

53683 Su: 7/21-Su: 7/28 $3549* $3529*

Savannah, Jekyll Island and Charleston, SC 53380

Su: 4/28-Sa: 5/4

$649*

Th: 5/2-Su: 5/5

$1638*

M: 5/6-M: 5/20

$2968*

Best of Branson 55190

Th: 5/16-Su: 5/19 F: 5/17-Sa: 5/25

$835*

W: 8/7-Th: 8/15

$2339*

Mt. Rushmore, Badlands and Black Hills, SD Su: 8/25-Sa: 8/31

$695*

Mackinac Island and Frankenmuth, MI Su: 9/8-Sa: 9/14

$744*

Alaska Land and Cruise TBA

$528*

Foxwoods, CT and Newport, RI 53749

53689

55192

Hawaii - Four Islands 54930

Pacific Coast Journey

53750

Kentucky Derby, Louisville, KY 53711

$2399*

Canadian Rockies Highlights

$3999*

British Landscapes 53690

$2374*

Tu: 9/10-Su: 9/22

$3999*

Best of Scandinavia TBA

F: 9/13-Su: 9/22

$4299*

Niagara Falls and Toronto, Canada 55178

Su: 9/15-Sa: 9/21

$680*

St. Petersburg and the Baltics TBA

M: 9/16-F: 9/27

TBA

Boston, Salem and the North Shore 55185

Tu: 10/1-W: 10/9

$810*

Albuquerque Balloon Festival TBA

Su: 10/6-Tu: 10/15

$1599*

Italia Classica 55179

M: 10/21-Tu: 10/29

$3149*

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Volunteer Department

Brittney Richardson, Volunteer Coordinator • 681-2822 • volunteers@peoriaparks.org

Special Event Opportunities

Call, e-mail or sign up online for a shift AT ONE OF OUR SPECIAL EVENTS.

Black History Celebration Th: 2/21 • 5:30-8pm Proctor Center • 6 volunteers (14+) needed for serving food and helping with activities. March Madness Experience Th-Sa: 3/7-3/9 • Th-Sa: 3/14-3/16 Shifts available for both weekends: Th: 6-9 pm • F: 10-1pm, 1-4pm, 4-6:30pm, 6:15-9pm • Sa: 10-1pm, 1-4pm, 3:45-6:30pm Assist youth at the Peoria Civic Center with basketball games. PLEASE NOTE: If you already signed up through another organization, you do not need to contact the Volunteer Department directly.

Spring Break All Stars Sa: 4/6 • 1:30-3:30pm • Proctor Center 4 Volunteers (14+) to make popcorn and drinks at this event that gives area youth the chance to build memories, teamwork and healthy habits. Bluebird Workshop Sa: 4/13 • 9am-12pm • Sommer Park 2 volunteers (14+) to assist with the Bluebird Workshop and helping people build their nest boxes.

Civil War Spring Drill Sa:4/20 • 9:30am-1pm, 1-4pm and Su: 4/21 • 9:30 am-1pm • Sommer Park 2 volunteers/shift (14+) to assist with the Access the Experience 100 volunteers (14+) needed to assist youth admission table and greeting people at the Civil War Spring Drill and living history with games and competitions, making encampment! March Madness accessible to all. Contact HISRA at 691-1929 for more information! Party for the Planet Sa: 4/21 • 10:30am-2:30pm • Peoria Zoo Dancing with Our Stars 7-10 volunteers to assist with games, crafts F: 4/5 • 5-8pm • Peoria Players Theater and face-painting as well as celebrate the 5 volunteers to help us put on the dance show of the year. Volunteers are needed as wonderful world we live in! ushers and to help actors on and off stage. Garlic Mustard Control Sa: 4/27 • 1-4pm and Sa: 5/4 • 10am-1pm Forest Park Nature Center • 40 volunteers (16+) to help the effort to control this plant that’s spreading rapidly! A short presentation on Garlic Mustard identification and control will precede the efforts.

Clyde West Fishing Derby Sa: 5/18 • 8-11am, 11am-2pm, 2-5pm Glen Oak Lagoon • 10 volunteers/shift (16+) to assist at the Fishing Derby. The Glen Oak Lagoon will be stocked with 2,000 pounds of fish! Volunteer at this great annual event as we learn about fishing from the Illinois Department of Conservation! Peoria Zoo Fest Sa: 5/25 • 10:30am-2:30pm • Peoria Zoo 7-10 volunteers to join the Peoria Zoo as they kick off the summer with ZooFest! There will be games, bouncy rides, facepainting and more! Pioneer Days Su: 5/26 • 12:30-4:30pm • Sommer Park 2 volunteers (14+) to provide visitors with information on local history and assist with historical games/crafts/monthly theme.

CCT Annual Drama Festival Sa: 5/4 • 9am-12pm, 12-2pm, 2-4pm Corn Stock Theatre • 3 volunteers/shift to assist during the performances of promising young thespians. Help is needed in Family Flicks concessions and stage hands. M: 6/3-8/5 (not 7/1) • Glen Oak Amphitheatre • 2 volunteers (18+) to help Zootini! with this exciting new volunteer opportunity F: 5/17 • 5-9pm • Peoria Zoo at the Amphitheatre! Assisst with admis10 volunteers (21+) to join the Peoria sions for our Family Flicks and monitor the Zoological Society for another great event! gates while enjoying the movie! Volunteers will help prepare the Zambezi Lodge, greet guests, clean-up and more! Blacksmith Hammer-In Sa: 5/18 • 7:30-10:30am, 10:30am-1:30pm, 1:30-4pm • Sommer Park • 2 volunteers per shift (14+) to help make this event a success by assisting with admissions, greeting visitors and providing directions!

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Zoo To Do F: 6/14 • 4:30pm-10:30pm • Shifts available Peoria Zoo • 20 volunteers/shift (21+) to help the Peoria Zoological Society’s annual formal dinner. Tasks include set-up, teardown, washing dishes, table service and greeting guests.


Golf Course Volunteers

• Golf Course Volunteers at Donovan, Madison, Newman and Kellogg Golf Courses. 25 Volunteers (ages 21+) at each course to monitor play, address course concerns, assist with golf carts, etc. Volunteers earn free golf. Volunteers may enjoy incentives such as waived fees, free course plan and more!

Heart of Illinois Special Recreation Association If you are interested in helping with regular HISRA opportunities, such as the After School Program, Special Olympics, FOCUS Program or Bowling, please call the Volunteer Department for more details. There are also opportunities to volunteer at HISRA’s special events! HISRA will be holding Bingo, Karaoke, Holiday Cookie Baking, and Ice Cream Social and so much more! Visit our website for all the details.

Environmental Volunteer Opportunities

Peoria Wilds Restoration • Volunteers remove woody brush, collect and sow seed, monitor vegetation and more. Check out the website www.peoriawilds.org or page 81 for details. Forest Park Nature Center • Volunteers (ages 16+) needed for trail maintenance. W.H. Sommer Park & Camp Wokanda • Regular volunteer opportunities available at both of these great facilities. Contact the Volunteer Department for more details!

Peoria Zoo

• “Zoo Teens” Program Calling all teens ages 14-17! If you have wanted to put your love for animals to work, now is the time. Starting January 1 through April 1 the Zoo will be accepting applications for the Zoo Teen Program in which you can help with classes, camps and special events! Please contact the Peoria Zoo at 309681-3513 or visit peoriazoo.org/volunteer.html for more information.

Coaching Opportunities

Would you like to have some fun developing teamwork skills in youth? Give coaching a try! Training for coaches (ages 18+) is provided. • Tee-Ball/Coach Pitch Coaches (June 3-July 20) at Peoria Stadium. Practices are one hour between 5:307:30pm on Mondays through Thursdays. • Minor/Major/Pony Baseball Coaches (April 6-July 13). Practices are weekday evenings and games will be Saturday Mornings. • Soccer Coaches (March 25-May 18) at Detweiller Park. Practices are one hour between 5:30-7:30pm on Mondays through Thursdays. • Lacrosse Coaches (Begins March 25) at Peoria Stadium. Practices are held on Mondays and Wednesdays between 5:30pm-7:30pm.

• Adult opportunities include: Interpreters, Assistant Zookeeepers and Animal Handlers.

Proctor Recreation Center

• After School Youth Mentoring Mon-Thurs: 1/10-5/4. 3:30-5pm Just having someone there can be the biggest difference. Impact the education of middle and primary students at Proctor Center’s after school program by working one-on-one with a child as his or her Homework Helper. Caring tutors may help with math one day and reading the next, all while seeing first-hand the difference made throughout the school year.

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PPD Advisory Committees

• 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, Jan Powers, Penny Radley, Tesha Robertson, John Schulte, Steve Shostrom, Dr. James Stafford, Jim Stuttle, Junior Watkins, Debbie Wolfmeyer and Scot Yezek

Peoria Park District Gift Cards 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!

Northmoor Observatory On Donovan Golf Course Call Bill Cole: 369-6414

PEORIA PARK DISTRICT

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.

Park Police Protection of facilities and equipment falls under the responsibilities of the Park Police, which consists of professionally trained police officers operating in a distinct role. The Park Police call on security expertise not normally found with regular law enforcement agencies. The Explorer Post and Park Ambassadors supplement the Police Staff. Park Police utilizes local neighborhood associations aimed at reducing vandalism and criminal activity in parks.

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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.


Bicycling Bicycle Safety Town 6518 N. Sheridan • 682-6684 Open daily dawn to dusk, except during bicycle safety education class (for closures, visit www.peoriaparks.org/bicycle-safety-town) This one of a kind 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. The facility has picnic tables, a covered bleacher area, and family restroom. All bicyclists (toddlers, children, and adults) MUST

wear properly fitted helmets. Scooters, skateboards, roller skates/roller blades, and motorized equipment are prohibited from the track. Bicycle Safety Town will begin scheduling birthday party rentals in 2013! See page 90-91 for details.

Bicycle Trails Why not take time to enjoy the bicycle, walking and 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. There is additional trail information on pg. 12-13.

Dog Parks: 682-6684 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.

Marinas 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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AT OWENS CENTER: 686-3368 AT FRANCISCAN RECREATION COMPLEX: 677-6705

• OPEN GYM PARTY: This private two-hour party includes 1½ 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: $115 for up to 20 children; add $1 for each additional child. Add an extra ½ hour of playtime or cake time for $20. Or, just rent the space for $90 and provide your own cake and accessories.

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)

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• 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. Parents must provide refreshments. Rental is $30 for parties of up to 25 people and $50 for parties of 26 or more (skate rental is included).

• 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 AT FOREST PARK NATURE Complex. Party renter is responsible for supervision of the children in the party room. CENTER: 686-3360 Nature Center Birthday parties are 1½ Packages start at $120. Cake, ice cream and accessories can be provided for an additional hours in length, including a 45 minute hike/ charge. program with a naturalist and 45 minutes indoors or at the picnic area (depending on • NEW! Princess Jasmine/ Middle weather). Parents must provide their own Eastern Themed Party! refreshments. The birthday child receives a Your child will be crowned Princess Jasmine $2 gift certificate from the Trailhead Nature for the day as our dance studio is transStore and each child receives a gift. The Naformed into her Palace room for your special party! Package includes: 40 minutes of dance ture Center provides invitations. Fee: $50 instruction by Thais Banu for up to 12 guests, for up to 20 people. A $25 non-refundable deposit is required to book a date. instruction in the Dance of the Veil and Ribbon Wand Dance and 1 hour’s use of party room at the Franciscan Recreation Complex. Party renter is responsible for supervision of the children in the party room. Packages start at $120. Cake, ice cream and accessories can be provided for an additional charge.

AT PROCTOR CENTER: 673-9183

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 BICYCLE SAFETY TOWN: 682-6684 • Available Saturdays and Sundays, May through September. Available party times: 11 am-1 pm, 1:30-3:30 pm, 4:00-6:00 pm. Package price: $75.00 Includes: Shelter rental for 2 hours and bicycles for 10 children (helmets are not included in cost and are REQUIRED) Additional bicycles - $5.00 for 2 hours Bicycles are available in 16-inch and 20-inch sizes. We have a limited number of bicycles with extra wheels

AT THE AQUAPLEX: 691-1550 • 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 THE RIVERPLEX: 691-1550 • GYM TIME FUN IN THE 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.

Families may bring their own food, drink and party supplies to use in the new picnic shelter (electricity not provided in shelter) Reservations can be made by calling Carrie Bottrell at 682-6684

AT PEORIA ZOO: 681-3513 • AFRICA! PACKAGE ($225): Includes private room in Africa! overlooking the giraffe yard for 2 hours, invitations, a party coordinator who runs the party, ½ sheet cake, punch, plates, cups, napkins, a visit from our animal ambassadors, a tour of the Zoo and a t-shirt for the birthday child. *Price includes admission for up to 15 people. Additional adults are admitted at the regular admission price of $9.00 per adult. Additional children are welcome at $10.00 per child. $30 deposit is required at time of booking party, the remainder of the balance must be paid 1 week before that party. Add-ons available: Gift bags- $3.95/person (ideal for ages 4-9) Food available at lodge April-September (call for details). • BIRTHDAY IN A BAG ($130): Looking for just a room to have your birthday? Birthday in a Bag includes admission to the Zoo for 15 people, t-shirt for the birthday child, invitations to mail out and the main education room for 1 hour. Call for availability. Add on a 20 minute animal encounter for just $40! • ZOOMOBILE BIRTHDAYS: Can’t come to the Zoo, invite the Zoo to you– birds, snakes, rabbits and more can be invited to your next birthday celebration. Prices start at $100 for Peoria residents and are adjusted for travel outside of Peoria and number of participants.

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Logan Center: 676-8179

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

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 82 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.

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 yearto-year, so please confirm. Call for details or stop by the Garden Shop for more information.

Peoria Zoo: 686-3365 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 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, holiday parties, 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 audio/visual technology, 3rd floor warming 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.

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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 provides a complementary reception site for many outdoor weddings held at the Luthy Botanical Garden next door. 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. Now also book for baby showers! 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!

RiverPlex: 282-1700

Book your next event at the RiverPlex! We have several 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 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.

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.

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!

Need information on Birthday Parties? See pages 90-91

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Park Shelter Rentals Call 682-1200 for reservations

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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.

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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.

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4. Glen Oak Park Pavilion Porch

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.

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5. Glen Oak Park Shelter

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

- Winter/Spring 2013

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? (circle) Soccer • Tee Ball • Coach Pitch • Minors/Majors/Pony • Lacrosse

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 _______________________________________________________________ Signature of Participant or Parent/Guardian Date HERE 6. COMPLETE PAYMENT METHOD

 Check  Cash 

Credit Card Number:

___________-___________-___________-_________

Expiration Date:

________________

Authorized Signature: ____________________________________________ 7. RETURN By Mail: Peoria Park District Registration By Fax: 686-3384 2218 N . Prospect Road (Credit cards only) Peoria, IL 61603 PLEASE NOTE: 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.


5 WAYS TO REGISTER Registrations will be processed in the order they are received starting JANUARY 7, 2013

Policies & Important Information REFUND POLICY: The Park District must receive a written request to drop or transfer at least two 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 JANUARY 7. See page 8 for details on setting up this service.

2. MAIL IN: JANUARY 7-Season Complete the registration form on the facing page and return to us beginning JANUARY 7. 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 online: peoriaparks.org

3. FAX: 686-3384 Register beginning JANUARY 7 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 January 7-February 1 8:00 am-5:00 pm M-F February 4-Season 8:00 am-4:30 pm *Closed 1/21 for MLK Holiday and 5/27 for Memorial Day

5. AFTER HOURS DROP OFF For your convenience, complete the registration form on pg. 95 and use the night drop box on the Recreation Office door in the Glen Oak Park Pavilion beginning JANUARY 7.

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

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Registration Regulations • Registrations for Winter classes will be processed beginning JANUARY 7, 2013. • 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

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. 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 309-688-3667



Peoria Park District Playbook - Winter/Spring 2013