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Peoria Park District Winter/Spring 2014 Brochure

Registration opens January 6!

www.peoriaparks.org

The Peoria Park District Administrative and Recreation Offices will be moving to the Noble Center in 2014! Keep an eye on our website and Facebook pages for more information!


2014 Playbooks

A Letter From the Executive Director

The Peoria Park District publishes three seasonal brochures each year. The 2014 release and registration dates are as follows:

Winter/Spring 2014

Feel Great! PARK-ticipate! Welcome to an exciting new year…and a new Peoria Park District Playbook packed with fun for you and your family. Discover a myriad of activities, classes, programs and special events for all ages and interest groups. Register for any of these great Park District programs on line – day or night! The new year brings many exciting changes to the Peoria Park District! Our Administration and Recreation Departments will move to the renovated Bonnie W. Noble Center for Park District Administration, formerly Lakeview Museum, in Lakeview Park in mid-February. In 2014 we will start construction on the planned Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum in the Glen Oak Park Pavilion. See the inside back cover for ways you can support this important endeavor. We also have expanded programming at Lakeview Recreation Center (formerly the YWCA building) to include indoor sports programs and leagues, spring break and summer camps, and rental opportunities, and have moved the majority of our soccer operations to the Mossville Soccer Complex. In addition, you’ll continue to find your favorite sports programs and community recreation classes, as well as a full lineup of activities at Franciscan, Logan and Proctor Recreation Centers…plus six great golf courses and a Golf Learning Center. Explore nature at Peoria Zoo, Luthy Botanical Garden, or Forest Park Nature Center; skate indoors at Owens Center; shape up or swim at the RiverPlex Recreation and Wellness Center; or discover miles and miles of hiking/biking trails… all within the Peoria Park District! A four-time winner of the National Gold Medal Award for excellence in park and recreation management, your Peoria Park District Board of Trustees and employees are committed to providing a full-service park and recreation agency that enriches the quality of life in our community. As always, we appreciate your comments, suggestions and ideas.

2010 National Gold Medal Grand Award Winner

Bonnie W. Noble Executive Director Peoria Park District

Edition Winter/Spring Summer Fall

Release Date January 4 April 26 August 30

Registration Opens January 6 April 28 Sept. 1

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

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 309-681-2835.

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 and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 6:00 pm in the lower level of the Glen Oak Park Pavilion (January 8, 22; February 12, 26; March 12, 26; April 9, 23; May 14, 28) unless otherwise noted. Meetings will move to the Noble Center for Park District Administration in 2014. Watch our website for more information. • Meetings are open to the public. For agenda information contact the Board Secretary at 309-681-2801. • Advisory Committees can be found on page 96.

Timothy J. Cassidy President

James T. Hancock Vice President

Kelly Cummings Trustee

Robert L. Johnson, Sr. Trustee

Jacqueline J. Petty Trustee

Matthew P. Ryan Trustee

Nancy L. Snowden Trustee


TABLE of CONTENTS 50 Rock------------------------------------------ 75-79 Acrobatics/Tumbling------------------------ 61-62 Acupuncture--------------------------------------- 69 Adults, 50+------------------------------------- 75-79 Advisory Committees--------------------------- 96 African American Hall of Fame---------------- 53 AquaPlex------------------------------------ 22-26 Auditions------------------------------------------- 68 Aquatics/Swimming------------------------- 22-27 Baking----------------------------------------------- 73 Ballet (youth)-------------------------------------- 59 Ballet (adult)--------------------------------------- 63 Ballroom Dance------------------------------- 63-64 Baseball (Pee Wee indoor)---------------------- 40 Baseball (youth)-------------------------- 43-45, 55 Basketball (youth)-----------------------48, 55, 73 Basketball (adults)----------------------------48, 54 Basketball (open gym)-------------------------- 54 Beading/Jewelry Classes----------------------- 71 Bicycling-------------------------------------------- 97 Birthday Parties------------------------------- 98-99 Book Club (50+)----------------------------------- 78 Book Sale---------------------------------------10, 86 Boxing----------------------------------------------- 55 Cake Decorating---------------------------------- 73 Calendar of Events------------------------------ 4-7 Camp Wokanda---------------------------- 88-89 Central Park Pool/Fitness Center--------- 27 Clay Building--------------------------------------- 65 Cheerleading-------------------------------------- 62 Coaching-------------------------------------------- 40 Community Children’s Theatre------------ 67-68 Community Recreation Classes----------- 69-74 Computer Classes (50+)------------------------ 79 Craft Classes------------------------------------ 71-73 Craft & Vendor Sale------------------------------- 36 Crochet---------------------------------------------- 71 Dance & Fitness Classes------------18, 37, 58-65 Dance & Fitness (50+)----------------------- 76-78 Dodgeball------------------------------------------ 47 Dog Park-------------------------------------------- 97 Drama------------------------------------------- 66-68 Earth Day---------------------------------------32, 87 Easter Egg Hunts------------------------------------ 8 Exergaming---------------------------------------- 18 Fine Artists----------------------------------------- 65 Fishing-------------------------------------------89, 97 Flower Shows-------------------------------------- 82 Forest Park Nature Center-------------- 84-87 Franciscan Rec Complex----------------- 36-37

Garden Classes------------------------------------ 83 Gateway Building----------------------------100 GED Classes---------------------------------------- 57 Geocaching---------------------------------------- 74 Gift Cards------------------------------------------- 96 Golf Courses/Lessons-------------------- 49-52 Guitar Lessons------------------------------------- 68 Happy Feet Soccer------------------------------- 41 Health Classes------------------------------------- 69 Henna------------------------------------------------ 73 Hershey Track and Field Meet----------------- 47 Hiking-------------------------------------------- 12-13 HOI Special Recreation Association------ 35 Hockey------------------------------------------ 16-17 Home School Programs Home School Nature Classes---------------- 85 Home School Swim---------------------------- 23 Home School Zoo Classes-------------------- 33 Hoop Fitness--------------------------------------- 77 Ice Skating/Lessons------------------------------ 15 Ice Skating Competition------------------------ 17 Jewelry Classes------------------------------------ 71 Kickball---------------------------------------------- 47 Knitting---------------------------------------------- 71 Lacrosse--------------------------------------------- 46 Lakeview Recreation Center----------- 38-39 Landscape Consultation------------------------ 81 Lily Show-------------------------------------------- 82 Logan Recreation Center-------------------- 57 Luthy Botanical Garden----------------- 81-83 Massage-----------------------------------------18, 69 Marinas---------------------------------------------- 97 Mature Adults, 50+--------------------------- 75-79 Moonlight Coalition----------------------------- 57 Motor Mites---------------------------------------- 37 Music------------------------------------------------- 68

Pickleball----------------------------------------37, 75 Pilates--------------------------------------------37, 65 Pioneer Days--------------------------------------- 90 Plant Sale/Flower Shows------------------------ 82 Power of Play-------------------------------------105 Proctor Recreation Center-------------- 53-56 Quilting--------------------------------------------- 71 Refund Policy-------------------------------------104 Registration---------------------------------103-105 Rentals----------------------------------------100-102 RiverPlex------------------------------------ 18-21 Running--------------------------------------------- 47 Scholarships--------------------------------------104 Scrapbooking-------------------------------------- 72 Seniors (50+)----------------------------------- 75-79 Senior Games-------------------------------------- 80 Shelter Rentals-----------------------------------102 Spring Break Camp---------------------------19, 38 Soccer (youth)--------------------------------- 41-42 Soccer (adult)-------------------------------------- 48 Softball (adult)------------------------------------ 45 Sommer Park----------------------------------- 90 Songs from the Woods-------------------------- 87 Suggestions---------------------------------------- 91 Swimming /Aquatics------------------------ 22-27 Tai Ji----------------------------------------------69, 78 Teambuilding-------------------------------------- 90 Tee Ball---------------------------------------------- 43 Theatre Education for Children (TEC)------- 66 Totally Tots------------------------------------------ 19 Tumbling/Acrobatics------------------------ 61-62 Trails---------------------------------------------- 12-13 Vagabond Tours------------------------------- 92-93 Visual Arts------------------------------------------ 65 Vocal Instruction---------------------------------- 68 Volleyball (leagues)--------------------------20, 48 Volleyball (open gym)--------------------------- 37 Volunteerism---------------------------------- 94-95

Online Registration-------------------------------- 8 Owens Center------------------------------ 14-17 Water Aerobics------------------------------------ 22 Wedding Bows/Flowers------------------------- 72 Park Police------------------------------------------ 96 Wiffleball-------------------------------------------- 47 Park Shelter rentals------------------------------102 Peoria Area Water Wizards--------------------- 27 Yoga------------------------------------ 37, 65, 77, 86 Peoria POPS Orchestra-------------------------- 68 Youth Outreach------------------------------- 28-30 Peoria Wilds/Restoration----------------------- 85 Youth Sports--------------------------------------- 40 Peoria Zoo----------------------------------- 31-34 Performing Groups------------------------------- 64 Zoo -------------------------------------------- 31-34 Personal Training--------------------------------- 18 Zoo Membership----------------------------------- 9 Piano Classes-------------------------------------- 70 Zumba-------------------------------------- 39, 54, 65 Piano Classes (50+)------------------------------- 78

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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)-------------- 61 Broadway Bitsies (2-3)--------------------- 58 Broadway Bound (3-5)-------------------- 59 Creative Movement (3-5)----------------- 60 Golf Lessons (3-6)--------------------------- 50 Happy Feet Soccer (2-5)------------------- 41 Hockey/Beginner Clinic (3-6)------------ 16 Ice Skating Lessons: Skating Stars (3-6)------------------------ 15 Intro to Ballet (3-5)------------------------- 59 Jungle Jamboree (4-8) -------------------- 33 Little Pint Soccer (3-6)--------------------- 40 Motor Mites Gym (1-5)-------------------- 37 Music and Motion (18 mo-3)------------ 58 Poms & Tumbling (3-5)-------------------- 62 Swim Lessons AquaPlex (6 mos.-7 yrs)----------------- 23 Totally Tots (1-5)----------------------------- 19 Zoo Tots (2-4)-------------------------------- 33

Baking with the B.O.S.S. (5-16)---------- 73 Basketball for Youth (8-12)--------------- 73 Community Children’s Theatre auditions (8-18)--------------------------- 68 Dance Classes (3-16)------------------- 59-62 Detweiller Drivers (8-11)------------------ 50 Explosion Cheer Team (4-16)------------ 62 Fine Artists (7-12)--------------------------- 65 Golf Family Lessons (7+)------------------ 49 Guitar (10+)---------------------------------- 68 Hockey for Youth (3+)--------------------- 16 Home School Classes: Forest Park (6-12)------------------------- 85 Peoria Zoo (ages 5-13)------------------- 33 Ice Skating Lessons: Super Skates (7+)------------------------- 15 PAWW Swim Team (5+)------------------- 27 Piano Theory (5-13)------------------------ 70 RiverPlex Spring Break Camp (5-12)--- 19 Swim Lessons AquaPlex (ages 7-14)---------------- 23-26 Theatre Education for Children--------- 66 Vocal Music Technique (8+)-------------- 68 XR Game Zone------------------------------ 18 Youth Baseball (4-14)------------------ 43-45 Youth Basketball (gr. K-4)----------------- 48

YOUNG ADULT - ADULT After School Program (6-15) --------53, 57 Beading Classes (12+)--------------------- 71 Cake Decorating (12+)-------------------- 73 Crochet (9+)---------------------------------- 71 Dance (16+)------------------------------ 63-64 Fine Artists (15+)---------------------------- 65 Golf Family Lessons (7+)------------------ 49 Higher Level Purpose Project (8-18)--- 54 Ice Skating-Super Skates (7+)----------- 15 Junior Golf Lessons (7-17)---------------- 50 Knitting (9+)--------------------------------- 71 Piano Theory (14+)------------------------- 70 Tai Ji (ages 16+)----------------------------- 69 Teams Course (13+)------------------------ 90 Volunteerism (14+)--------------------- 94-95 Yoga at Forest Park (16+)----------------- 86

Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt @ Franciscan Rec Complex Friday, 4/11 • Ages 10-13 • See page 36 Easter Egg Festival @ Franciscan Rec Complex Saturday, 4/12 • Ages 1-12 • See page 36 Northtrail Park Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, 4/12 • Ages 0-10 • See page 8 Easter Egg Hunt @ Peoria Zoo Saturday, 4/12 • Ages 0-9 • See page 32 Easter Egg Hunt & Carnival @ Proctor Center Friday, 4/18 • Ages 3-12 • See page 56 Underwater Easter Egg Hunt @ AquaPlex Saturday, 4/19 • Ages 3-8 • See page 22

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

Adults: 50+

Couples Massage--------------------------- 69 Basketball (Open Gyms)------------------ 54 Central Park Pool Fitness Center-------- 27 Coaching Information--------------------- 40 Dance Classes--------------------------- 63-64 Dodgeball League-------------------------- 47 Golf Lessons/Clinics/Tourneys------ 49-52 Hockey League-------------------------- 16-17 Ice Skating Lessons/Adults -------------- 15 Landscape Consultation------------------ 81 Moonlight Coalition (18+)---------------- 57 Pickleball Open Gym (18+)--------------- 37 Staging Your Home------------------------ 74 Swimming Lessons: Adult---------------- 26 Volleyball Leagues---------------------20, 48 Wedding/Party Rentals------------100-101 Wine & Roses (21+)------------------------- 82 Zootini (21+)--------------------------------- 32 Zoo To Do (21+)----------------------------- 32

50+ Computer Classes......................................79 50+ Dance Classes.............................................76 50+ Piano Classes...............................................78 50+ Yoga................................................................77 Fun & Fit Over 50................................................77 Mature Readers Book Club.............................78 Pickleball...............................................................75 Senior Games.......................................................80

FAMILY/SPECIAL EVENTS Birthday Parties............................................ 98-99 Black History Celebration................................56 Peoria Zoo Breakfast with the Animals.......34 Drama Festival.....................................................67 Civil War Spring Drill..........................................90 Community Children’s Theatre......................67 Concerts at the Nature Center.......................87 Craft and Vendor Sale.......................................36 Earth Day Celebration.......................................87 Eagles on the Illinois River..............................86 Forest Park Book Sale........................................86 Floral Shows.........................................................82 FPNC Concert Series..........................................87 Frogwatch Training............................................32 Hummingbird Tour............................................90 Golf Family Lessons...........................................49 Mother’s Day at the Zoo...................................32 Open Fishing........................................................89 Owens Center’s Spring Thaw.........................17 Owl Prowls.....................................................86, 88 Party for the Planet............................................32 Pioneer Days........................................................90 Remarkable Reptiles.........................................32 Vagabond Tours........................................... 92-93

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VOLUNTEER throughout the Playbook... EVENT! it’s next to events See pg. 94

that need volunteers!

Exciting Changes at the Peoria Park District in 2014! Lakeview Recreation Center Located at 1013 W. Lake Avenue in Lakeview Park, this facility in the center of Peoria features two gymnasiums, a large multi-purpose room and two smaller community rooms. Visit pages 38-39 to get more information about programming at this new facility, as well as rentals and summer camp information.

Mossville Soccer Complex Many of our soccer programs and leagues will move to the Mossville Soccer Complex in 2014. Visit pages 41-42 for more details.

Bonnie W. Noble Center for Park District Administration

Visit us on the web: www.peoriaparks.org See p. 8 for details on how to register online

The Administrative and Recreation offices will relocate to the Noble Center, located at 1125 W. Lake Avenue, in 2014. Check our website and Facebook pages for news about the upcoming move. Once we are settled in the Noble Center, class registration, the scholarship application process and Park Board meetings will all take place there.

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JANUARY 2014 • Park District “Drop In” Special Events (no registration necessary) SUNDAY

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TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

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2 Totally Tots, p. 19 Motor Mites, p. 37 Open Volleyball, p. 37

3 Motor Mites, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37

4 W/S Playbook Publishes Winter Wonder Walk, p. 86

Donation Days: January 2 through February 12, 2014 Get free admission to the Peoria Zoo! 5 Garden Walk, p. 83

6 Registration opens Motor Mites, p. 37 Open Volleyball, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37 FPNC Yoga, p. 86

7 Totally Tots, p. 19 Motor Mites, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37 Open Pickleball, p. 37 Owl Prowl, p. 86

8 Park Board Meeting Motor Mites, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37

9 Totally Tots, p. 19 Motor Mites, p. 37 Open Volleyball, p. 37

10 Motor Mites, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37

11 Eagles on the River, p. 86 Tom Kastle, p. 87

12 Folk & Country Jam, p. 86 Animal Encounters, p. 86

13 Motor Mites, p. 37 Open Volleyball, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37 FPNC Yoga, p. 86

14 Totally Tots, p. 19 Motor Mites, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37 Open Pickleball, p. 37

15 Motor Mites, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37

16 Totally Tots, p. 19 Motor Mites, p. 37 Open Volleyball, p. 37 Owl Prowl, p. 88

17 Motor Mites, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37

18 Chess Club, p. 53 Higher Level Purpose Project, p. 54 Flute Circle, p. 86

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20 Motor Mites, p. 37 Open Volleyball, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37 FPNC Yoga, p. 86 Reverse Science Fair, p. 86

21 Totally Tots, p. 19 Motor Mites, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37 Open Pickleball, p. 37

22 Park Board Meeting Motor Mites, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37

23 Totally Tots, p. 19 Motor Mites, p. 37 Open Volleyball, p. 37

24 Motor Mites, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37 Roller Skate Party, p. 56

25 Lacrosse Clinic, p. 46 Chess Club, p. 53 Ice Fishing, p. 88

26 Folk & Country Jam, p. 86 Animal Encounter, p. 86

27 Motor Mites, p. 37 Open Volleyball, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37 FPNC Yoga, p. 86

28 Totally Tots, p. 19 Motor Mites, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37 Open Pickleball, p. 37

29 Motor Mites, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37 50+ Book Group, p. 78

30 Totally Tots, p. 19 Motor Mites, p. 37 Open Volleyball, p. 37

31 Motor Mites, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37


FEBRUARY 2014 • Park District “Drop In” Special Events (no registration necessary) SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY 1 Lacrosse Clinic, p. 46 Wiffleball Tournament, p. 47 Chess Club, p. 53 Winter Wonder Walk, p. 86

2 Animal Encounter, p. 86

3 Motor Mites, p. 37 Open Volleyball, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37 Open Pickleball, p. 37 FPNC Yoga, p. 86

4 Totally Tots, p. 19 Motor Mites, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37 Owl Prowl, p. 86

5 Motor Mites, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37

6 Totally Tots, p. 19 Motor Mites, p. 37 Open Volleyball, p. 37 Restoration Day, p. 88

7 Motor Mites, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37

8 Frog Watch Training, p. 32 Chess Club, p. 53 Wine & Roses, p. 82 FPNC Book Sale, p. 86 Barry Cloyd’s Celtricity, p. 87

9 Garden Walk, p. 83 Animal Encounter, p. 86 FPNC Book Sale, p. 86 Folk & Country Jam, p. 86

10 Motor Mites, p. 37 Open Volleyball, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37 Open Pickleball, p. 37 FPNC Yoga, p. 86

11 Totally Tots, p. 19 Motor Mites, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37

12 Park Board Meeting Motor Mites, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37

13 Totally Tots, p. 19 Motor Mites, p. 37 Open Volleyball, p. 37

14 Motor Mites, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37 Garish Garden Show Opens, p. 82

15 Chess Club, p. 53 Flute Circle, p. 86 Owl Prowl, p. 88

16 Leafless Tree ID, p. 86

17 Motor Mites, p. 37 Open Volleyball, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37 Open Pickleball, p. 37 FPNC Yoga, p. 86

18 Totally Tots, p. 19 Motor Mites, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37

19 Motor Mites, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37

20 Totally Tots, p. 19 Motor Mites, p. 37 Open Volleyball, p. 37 Black History Program, p. 56

21 Motor Mites, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37

22 Chess Club, p. 53 Blood Drive, p. 56 Sommer Park Anniversary Hike, p. 90

23 Folk & Country Jam, p. 86 Leafless Tree ID, p. 86

24 Motor Mites, p. 37 Open Volleyball, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37 Open Pickleball, p. 37 FPNC Yoga, p. 86

25 Totally Tots, p. 19 Motor Mites, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37

26 Park Board Meeting Motor Mites, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37 50+ Book Group, p. 78

27 Totally Tots, p. 19 Motor Mites, p. 37 Open Volleyball, p. 37

28 Motor Mites, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37


MARCH 2014 • Park District “Drop In” Special Events (no registration necessary) SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY 1 Chess Club, p. 53

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3 Motor Mites, p. 37 Open Volleyball, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37 FPNC Yoga, p. 86

4 Totally Tots, p. 19 FRC Yoga, p. 37 Open Pickleball, p. 37

5 Motor Mites, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37

6 Totally Tots, p. 19 Open Volleyball, p. 37

7 Motor Mites, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37

8 Frogwatch Training, p. 32 Chess Club, p. 53 Story Corner, p. 86 Bucky Halker, p. 86

9 Garden Walk, p. 83 Folk & Country Jam, p. 86

10 Motor Mites, p. 37 Open Volleyball, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37 FPNC Yoga, p. 86

11 Totally Tots, p. 19 FRC Yoga, p. 37 Open Pickleball, p. 37

12 Park Board Meeting Motor Mites, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37

13 Totally Tots, p. 19 March Madness, p. 29 Open Volleyball, p. 37

14 March Madness, p. 29 Motor Mites, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37

15 March Madness, p. 29 Remarkable Reptiles, p. 32 Chess Club, p. 53 Basketball Tournament, p. 56 Flute Circle, p. 86

16 Nature Hike, p. 89

17 Motor Mites, p. 37 Open Volleyball, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37 FPNC Yoga, p. 86

18 Totally Tots, p. 19 FRC Yoga, p. 37

19 Motor Mites, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37

20 Totally Tots, p. 19 March Madness, p. 29 Open Volleyball, p. 37 Restoration Day, p. 88

21 March Madness, p. 29 Motor Mites, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37

22 Spring Thaw Ice Skating Competition, p. 17 Twins Club Sale, p. 19 March Madness, p. 29 Chess Club, p. 53

23 Folk & Country Jam, p. 86

24 Motor Mites, p. 37 Open Volleyball, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37 FPNC Yoga, p. 86

25 Totally Tots, p. 19 FRC Yoga, p. 37 Open Pickleball, p. 37

26 Park Board Meeting Motor Mites, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37 50+ Book Group, p. 78

27 Totally Tots, p. 19 Open Volleyball, p. 37

28 Motor Mites, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37 Lily Show Opens, p. 82

29 Chess Club, p. 53 Sommer Park Anniversary Hike, p. 89

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31 Motor Mites, p. 37 Open Volleyball, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37 FPNC Yoga, p. 86

Have you purchased your Golf Season Ticket yet?

Season tickets are good March 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014 (weather permitting) at Newman, Donovan, Madison, Detweiller, Kellogg, Kellogg Executive 9 and Pitch & Putt. See page 51 for more details!


APRIL 2014 • Park District “Drop In” Special Events (no registration necessary) SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

1 Totally Tots, p. 19 FRC Yoga, p. 37 Open Pickleball, p. 37

2 Building Steam begins, p. 19 Motor Mites, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37

3 Totally Tots, p. 19 Open Volleyball, p. 37

4 Peoria PlayHouse “Before” Event, p. 32 Motor Mites, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37 All Star B-Ball Game, p. 56 Dancing with our Stars, p. 60

5 Chess Club, p. 53

6 Garden Walk, p. 83

7 Motor Mites, p. 37 Open Volleyball, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37 FPNC Yoga, p. 86

8 Totally Tots, p. 19 FRC Yoga, p. 37 Open Pickleball, p. 37

9 Park Board Meeting Motor Mites, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37

10 Totally Tots, p. 19 Open Volleyball, p. 37

11 Motor Mites, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37 CCT Auditions, p. 68 Constellation Hike, p. 89

12 Easter Egg Hunt, p. 32 Watch Grand Opening 2-Player Scramble, p. 51 Chess Club, p. 53 CCT Auditions, p. 68 Wil Maring, p. 87

13 Folk & Country Jam, p. 86

14 Motor Mites, p. 37 Open Volleyball, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37 FPNC Yoga, p. 86

15 Totally Tots, p. 19 FRC Yoga, p. 37 Open Pickleball, p. 37

16 Motor Mites, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37

17 Totally Tots, p. 19 Open Volleyball, p. 37

18 Motor Mites, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37 Egg Hunt & Carnival, p. 56 Park Players Auditions, p. 68

19 Senior Golf Clinics, p. 49 Watch 4-Player Scramble, p. 51 Chess Club, p. 53 Park Players Auditions, p. 68 Earth Day Festival, p. 87

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21 Motor Mites, p. 37 Open Volleyball, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37 FPNC Yoga, p. 86

22 Totally Tots, p. 19 FRC Yoga, p. 37 Open Pickleball, p. 37 Restoration Day, p. 89

23 Park Board Meeting Motor Mites, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37

24 Totally Tots, p. 19 Open Volleyball, p. 37

25 Motor Mites, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37 Plant Sale, p. 82

27 Party for the Planet, p. 32 Plant Sale, p. 82 Folk & Country Jam, p. 86

28 Registration Opens Motor Mites, p. 37 Open Volleyball, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37 FPNC Yoga, p. 86

29 Totally Tots, p. 19 FRC Yoga, p. 37 Open Pickleball, p. 37 50+ Book Group, p. 78 Wildflower Walk, p. 87

30 Motor Mites, p. 37 FRC Yoga, p. 37

26 Summer Playbook publishes Spring Ice Show, p. 17 Watch 2 Man Best Ball, p. 51 Chess Club, p. 53 Plant Sale, p. 82 Flute Circle, p. 86 Open Fishing, p. 89 Hummingbird Tour, p. 90 Sommer Park Anniversary Hike, p. 90


Easter Egg Hunts Northtrail Park • Saturday, April 12 12:00 pm • $4/child CODE 59696 • Ages 0-3 CODE 59697 • Ages 4-6 CODE 59698 • Ages 7-10 We’ll have lots of candy and prized-filled eggs for children under 10. Egg hunt will start promptly at 12 pm. Registration required.

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 104.

Set up your account first in order to register online beginning Monday, January 6! Scan the QR code to see our online registration instructions, or visit us online at www.peoriaparks.org/online-registration.

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:

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• 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

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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.


Enjoy the new Australia Walk-About, the Africa! exhibit and the entire Peoria Zoo by becoming a member! Don’t forget the Zoo is open all year round! Memberships are annual and good one year from the date of purchase. A membership can pay for itself in just a few visits - what are you waiting for?

Visit pages 31-34 of this book to discover all the great things happening at the Peoria Zoo this spring!

Adult #1______________________________ Adult #2______________________________ Go to www.peoriazoo.org or call 309-681-3500 for category details:          

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

Address_____________________________________________________________________ City, State, ZIP________________________________________________________________ Home phone___________________________ Business phone_______________________ Email__________________________________ # children under 18 ________ Credit Card charge $__________

Check for $________ (payable to PZS)

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

 My employer will match this gift. Company_____________________

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

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Peoria Park District

Book Sale!

Materials Accepted:

• Hardback and Paperback Books • Cassette Tapes and CDs • VHS, DVDs and Blu-Ray Disks • Video Games • Puzzles and Games No magazines accepted at this time. Please put items into manageable-sized bags or boxes.

Drop Off Location:

Bonnie W. Noble Center for Park District Administration loading dock (formerly Lakeview Museum) in Lakeview Park

Drop Off Hours:

Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. (no holidays)

The book sale, formerly run by Lakeview Museum, will reopen when Peoria Park District administrative offices move to the Noble Center in 2014. Keep an eye on our website and Facebook pages for information about the move! www.peoriaparks.org.

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REGIONAL PARKS / FACILITIES

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1. Bicycle Safety Town: 6518 N. Sheridan, 682-6684 2. Bradley Park: 1500 N. Park Road 3. Central Park Pool: 415 W. Richmond, 686-3370 Corn Stock Theatre: in Bradley Park (#2), 676-2196 4. Detweiller Park: 8327 N. Galena Rd. 5. Detweiller Marina: foot of Caroline St., 673-6523 6. Forest Park Nature Center: 5809 Forest Park Dr., 686-3360 7. Franciscan Rec Complex & Park: 908 Sterling Ave., 677-6705 8. Galena Marina: 8414 N. Galena Rd. 9. Glen Oak Park: 2218 N. Prospect Rd. Glen Oak Amphitheatre: in Glen Oak Park (#9), 681-2851 10. Gwynn, John/Park & Aquatics: 807 W. Second, 676-2891 11. Heart of Illinois Special Rec: 8727 N. Pioneer Rd., 691-1929 12. Lakeview Park: Intersection of Lake & University Lakeview Family Aquatic Center: in Lakeview Park (#12), 686-3377 Lakeview Recreation Center: in Lakeview Park (#12) Logan Rec Center: in Logan Park (#37), 676-8179 Luthy Botanical Garden: in Glen Oak Park (#9), 686-3362 13. Mossville Soccer Complex: Old Galena Rd. Noble Center: in Lakeview Park (#12) Northmoor Observatory: at Donovan Golf Course (#23) 14. Northtrail Park: 1621 W. Meadowview Dr. Owens Center: in Lakeview Park (#12), 686-3369 Peoria Players Theatre: in Lakeview Park (#12), 688-4473 Peoria Zoo: in Glen Oak Park (#9), 686-3365 15. Proctor Recreation Center: 309 S. DuSable, 673-9183 Recreation Offices: in Glen Oak Park (#9), 688-3667 16. RiverPlex: 600 N.E. Water St., 282-1700 17. Robinson Park: 2825 Mossville Rd. 18. Rolling River Playground: adjacent to RiverPlex 19. Sommer Park: 6329 Koerner Rd., Edwards, 691-8423 20. Trewyn Park: 2219 S. Idaho, 637-3211 21. Wokanda, Camp: 620 Boy Scout Rd., Chillicothe, 579-2157 GOLF COURSES 22. Detweiller Golf Course: 8412 N. Galena Rd, 692-7518 23. Donovan Golf Course: 5805 N. Knoxville, 691-8361 24. Kellogg Golf Course: 7716 Radnor Rd., 691-0293 25. Learning Center, Golf: 7815 N. Radnor Rd, 690-7162 26. Madison Golf Course: 2735 W. Dr. ML. King Jr. Dr., 673-7161 27. Newman Golf Course: 2021 W. Nebraska, 674-1663 NEIGHBORHOOD PARKS 28. Becker Park: 3400 W. Woodhill Lane 29. Bielfeldt Park: 5906 N. Galena Rd. 30. Charter Oak Park: 5802 Orange Prairie Rd. 31. Chartwell Park: 2828 Willow Lake Rd. 32. Columbia Park: 300 McClure 33. Creighton Woods Park: off of Creighton Ter. 34. Endres Park: 5100 Willard Rd. 35. Giant Oak Park: 426 W. High St. 36. Iris Park: Intersection of Allen & Northmoor 37. Logan Park: 1414 S. Livingston, 676-8179 38. Manning Park: off of Queen Court Rd. 39. Markwoodland Park: 6001 N. Frostwood Pkwy 40. Martin Luther King Jr. Park: 825 W. McBean 41. Morton Square Park: 901 N.E. Monroe 42. Schmoeger Park: 3400 N. Western 43. Woodruff Park: foot of Grant St. LINEAR PARKS / TRAILS 44. Constitution Garden: located along RiverFront 45. Grandview Drive 46. North End – PPD Rock Island Greenway 47. Festival Park at the RiverFront 48. RiverFront Trail / Bike Path

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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 continues to see a lot of development in 2013. Check out the map below for a guide to 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) • 309-686-3368 • Public Skate Line: 309-686-3366 About Our Skating School AT A GLANCE An indoor ice skating facility featuring two full-size rinks. Owens Center offers year-round ice skating lessons for ages 3+ and comprehensive hockey and figure skating programs.

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

MANAGER Doug Silberer: dsilberer@peoriaparks.org public skate schedule* Mon 9-11 am & 1-2:30 pm Tues 1:00-2:30 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 3:00-4:45 pm *please call 309-686-3366 for updates Public Skate exceptions 2/2 Special Public Skate (1:30-3:30 pm only) 2/14-16 No public skate: College Tournament 3/1-3/2 No public skate 3/22 No public skate: ISI Spring Thaw 4/20 Closed for Easter 4/24-26 Ice Show 5/25-26 Closed for Memorial Day Admission Fees Junior (12 & under) $4.00 Adult (13 & over) $5.00 Senior (65 & over) $4.00 Skate Rental $3.00

Skates

Ways to Save When You Skate

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.

Family Skate

Registration Options

Every Sunday, families (up to 5 people) can skate for $20 (including skate rentals). Additional skaters pay $3.75 each. Get a 10 visit pass for only $24 (Juniors and Seniors) or $32 (Adults). Skate rental is additional.

• 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.

Group Discounts

Fees & Transfers

Public Skate Passes

A discounted rate of $4.75/person is given to groups of 10-50 who make a reservation at least one week in advance. No passes may be used. A $20 non-refundable deposit required for groups of 20 or more.

Public Skate Specials Owens also offers discounts for students, skating school participants and those with Mustang ticket stubs.

Ice Birthdays See pg. 98-99

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 309-686-3368.

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

Tues

10:00 am 1:00 pm

10:00 am 1:00 pm

10:00 am

Wed

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

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

5:15 pm

SPRING SESSION: 3/17-5/10

Thurs

4:30 pm 5:15 pm

4:30 pm 5:15 pm

5:15 pm

FEE-R/NR: $72/$82

Fri*

4:30 pm 5:15 pm

4:30 pm 5:15 pm

*Spring Session Only

*Spring Session Only

9:00 am 9:45 am

9:00 am 9:45 am

Pick a day and time for your lessons. This will be your assigned day and time through the entirety of the session. No make up classes available. WINTER SESSION: 1/20-3/15

Sat

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

5:15 pm *Spring Session Only

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

M: 2/17-3/10

Tu: 2/18-3/11

W: 2/19-3/12

Th: 2/20-3/13

Sa: 2/22-3/15

SPRING

M: 4/14-5/5

Tu: 4/15-5/6

W: 4/16-5/7

Th: 4/17-5/8

Sa: 4/19-5/10

Fee-R/NR: $42/$52

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 and Spin Learn the jumps, spins and connecting moves necessary for freestyle tests. Winter - 1/22-3/15 W, 4:30 pm; Th, 5:15 pm; Sa, 9:00 am Spring - 3/19-5/9 W, 4:30 pm; Th, 5:15 pm; Fr, 5:15 pm Fee-R/NR: $72/$82

Adult Jump and Spin Learn jumps, spins and connecting moves. Winter - 1/22-3/12 Spring - 3/19-5/7 W, 5:15 pm Fee-R/NR: $72/$82

Low Field Moves and Power The best introduction for transitioning into the US Figure Skating test structure. Ice Dance and Power Learn the turns and patterns for the preThis class is for all dance levels. Whether preliminary through pre-juvenile moves you are a beginner or advanced ice dancer in the field test. PREREQUISITE: Level 8 or - this class is for you! Pre-Juvenile Field Moves and below. PREREQUISITE: Level 8. Winter - 1/21-3/11 Winter - 1/21-3/11 Spring - 3/18-5/6 Tu, 5:15-6:15 pm Fee-R/NR: $77/$87

Spring - 3/18-5/6 Tu, 5:15-6:15 pm Fee-R/NR: $77/$87

Artistry Class This class will help enhance the skater’s quality of performance by learning to interpret different kinds of music. PREREQUISITE: Level 8 or above. Winter - 1/22-3/12 Spring - 3/19-5/7 W, 5:15 pm Fee-R/NR: $72/$82

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

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Owens Center - Hockey 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!

Intro to Hockey I

Pre-Hockey

NEW! Hockey 101: Ages 5-10

This class 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 8-week skating session or having already passed Skating Star level 1. Spring Session Fee-R/NR: $42/$52 Day-Date Ages 3-6 Ages 7-13 Sa: 3/22-4/12 9:00 am 9:45 am

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. Winter - 1/20-3/10 Spring - 3/17-5/5 M, 5:15 pm Fee-R/NR: $72/$82

The season is back in full swing and there is no better way to get some specialized attention on the basic skills of hockey, including skating, stick handling, passing and shooting. This class is for the beginner/intermediate player. You can expect fine tuning of the skills you’ve previously learned and an introduction to game situations. Winter - 1/25-3/15 Sa, 9:45 am Fee-R/NR: $72/$82

Intro to Hockey II

Hockey Prep: Ages 3-6

This class 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. If you spend $150 or more at our Edge Pro Shop on equipment for the class, you will receive the class for half off the regular price. In order to receive this discounted rate, you must purchase the equipment prior to the start of the class. Spring Session Fee-R/NR: $42/$52 Day-Date Ages 3-6 Ages 7-13 Sa: 4/19-5/10 9:00 am 9:45 am

Check out our newest hockey class geared toward 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 1 and 2. Starting in Mid-July!

Spring 50/50 Clinic for Mites, Squirts and Peewees If you’ve got a hockey lover, this will keep em’ going. Class consists of 30 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 February 1 for details: 309-686-3368.

Co-Ed Adult Hockey 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 February 1 for details: 309-686-3368.

Hockey/Private Lessons Owens Center offers private lesson instruction for hockey players at all skill levels. For more details, call Zac Tortorella at 309-686-3368.

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GET IN ON THE ACTION AT OWENS CENTER! Peoria Youth Hockey Association

ISI Competition March 22, 2014 This Ice Skating Institute competition will include a vast array of figure skating events. Contact the Skating School office at 309-686-3368 for details of participation requirements. Join us - spectators are FREE!

• Pre-Season Conditioning • Travel & House Leagues • Used Equipment Sale • Free Skating & Hockey Clinics Visit www.pyha.org for more details.

Hockey Leagues: For details call 309-686-3368 Adult No-Check Hockey League This NO CHECK league with three divisions is for ages 18+. Registration will begin in April with the league beginning in June.

3 on 3 League for Midgets and Adults 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: 309-686-3368.

Friday, 1/10 Saturday, 1/11 Friday, 1/24 Saturday, 1/25 Friday, 1/31 Saturday, 2/1 Friday, 2/7 Saturday, 2/8

vs RMU Springfield vs RMU Springfield vs McKendree vs McKendree vs Bradley vs Bradley vs Purdue vs Purdue

MACHA Playoffs: February 14-16

Friday, 1/24 Saturday, 1/25 Friday, 1/31 Saturday, 2/1

vs RMU White vs RMU White vs RMU Peoria vs RMU Peoria

MACHA Playoffs: February 14-16

Saturday, 1/11 Sunday, 1/12 Saturday, 1/18 Sunday, 1/19 Saturday, 2/8 Sunday, 2/9 Saturday, 2/22 Sunday, 2/23 Saturday, 3/8 Sunday, 3/9

vs Granite City 6:45 pm vs Granite City 1:15 pm vs Battle Creek 6:45 pm vs Battle Creek 1:15 pm vs Wisconsin 6:45 pm vs Wisconsin 1:15 pm vs Flint 6:45 pm vs Flint 1:15 pm vs Cincinnati 6:45 pm vs Cincinnati 1:15 pm

Visit www.peoriamustangs.com for details.

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RiverPlex

600 NE Water Street • 282-1700 • www.riverplex.org • Like us on Facebook! 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 parties See pg. 98-99 Rent the RiverPlex See pg. 100-101

RiverPlex Memberships All RiverPlex memberships include: Fitness Center • AquaPlex • Elevated 1/8 Mile Indoor Track • Group Exercise Classes • Members Gym • Locker Rooms, Steam Room and Sauna

Every new RiverPlex member receives: Healthy Start Program • Bod Pod or Personal Wellness Profile

Members also receive reduced prices on: Kidz Korner • Day Camp • Swim Lessons • Massages by 3 Paths Massage Therapy • Personal Training • Weight Loss and Weight Management Coaching • Nutrition Coaching • Towel Service

Ready to become a member? Come meet our staff and take a tour! Stop in or call 309-691-1542.

RiverPlex 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 Programs: 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 parties and lock-ins to community fundraisers and athletic events. Plan your birthday party, rent the RiverPlex Arena or come for any other public event.

RiverPlex Services Include: 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 lead you in a safe and productive exercise program that will give you the healthy results you’re looking for.

Group Exercise Classes Classes include Body Pump, Body Step, RPM, Body Combat, Body Attack, Body Flow, CX WORX, Sh’Bam, Zumba, KettleWorx, Yoga and more! See our group exercise schedules at www.riverplex.org.

3 Paths Massage Therapy Interested in relieving some troubling symptoms of stress, or simply in need of a little bit of pampering? Our licensed massage therapist can perform an array of therapeutic applications. Massage services are available to both members and nonmembers. Special pricing for members starts at $20 for 15 minutes. Call now to schedule your appointment: 309-829-2004.

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 and more! Check out the XR-Game Zone online at www.riverplex.org.

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Mark Your Calendars for these Upcoming Events at the RiverPlex! Wiffleball Tournament Saturday, 2/1 • $75 per team 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.

March 28-April 4 Our trained staff will provide a variety of activities...games, arts and crafts, 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 register early! Camp runs from 7 am-5:30 pm. N Maximum of 50 children. VOLUNTEER! Daily Fee-M/NM: $30/$34 PROGRAM See pg. 94 All 6 Days Fee-M/NM: $170/$194

Code

Day-Date

59687

F: 3/28

59688

M: 3/31

59689

Tu: 4/1

59690

W: 4/2

59692

Th: 4/3

59686

F: 4/4

59691

All 6 Days

Free Lacrosse Introduction Clinic Saturday, 2/1 • 2-3:30 pm • Free The perfect way to introduce kids to the sport of lacrosse before the season begins!

Twins Club Sale Saturday, 3/22 • 8 am-12 pm $1 admission Don’t miss your chance to buy kids’ clothing (newborn to preteen), toys and other baby equipment. Get your free admission coupon at: www.peoriamothersoftwins.org.

Building Steam Begins Wednesday, 4/2 Building Steam is an 11-week wellness program designed to help walkers, joggers and runners get ready for the Steamboat Classic 4-Mile Run/Walk or 4K Fun Run/ Walk. Trained volunteers coach participants on warm-ups, stretching, nutrition and practice—beginning slowly and “building up” for the trip to the Steamboat Classic finish line on June 14, 2014. All ages, abilities and experience levels are welcome. Special programs are offered for Boy Scouts (Scouting Steam), young athletes (Rising Steam) and those with special needs (Access Steam). It’s a great way to get fit, make friends and have fun!

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. 7-April 29 • 9:30-11:30 am Every Tuesday and Thursday $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.

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RiverPlex To sign up for RiverPlex Volleyball Leagues please email dbranyan@peoriaparks.org. Emails must include player names, emails and cells. Please be sure you receive a confirmation reply. For more information please contact Dave Branyan at (309) 360-0111 or dbranyan@peoriaparks.org.

RIVERPLEX SUMMER SAND VOLLEYBALL LEAGUES INDOOR VOLLEYBALL (Coed & Women’s Starts the week of May 19, 2014 (weather permitting). 6’s) AT THE RIVERPLEX Volleyball moves outdoors for the summer months at the 2014 RiverPlex Adult Women’s RiverPlex. We have 10 courts located on the riverfront just north of the RiverPlex. Register early! These leagues fill fast. Volleyball Leagues Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Coed 4’s Women’s and Men’s 2’s Coed 4’s and Men’s B 2’s Coed 2’s

A & B divisions A division only B divisions A, B, C divisions

3 sessions each year – Jan-Mar, Sept-Oct, Nov-Dec Sunday’s A & B divisions. January – March session begins January 12. Game times: 4:00pm, 5:00pm or 6:00pm.

2014 RiverPlex Adult Co-Ed Volleyball Leagues

JUNIOR GIRLS & BOYS VOLLEYBALL PROGRAM

4 sessions each year – Jan – Feb, Mar-Apr, SeptOct, Nov-Dec

This excellent program is the area leader in providing good fundamental volleyball skills to girls and boys in central Illinois. We encourage all potential players to participate. The focus of the Eastside Volleyball Club, Inc. is to increase the level of play of volleyball throughout the area, including an Elite program. Visit www.eastsidevb.com or contact Tim at timvs@sbcglobal.net or call 309-699-8738.

Whether you are looking to get started in this exciting sport or already have college or club experience, our leagues are a great place to have fun and meet new friends.

Girls JHS / Grade School Try-out / Assessment Sunday, February 23, 2014 10U/12U 3:30 pm - Registration 4:00-6:00 pm - On Court Try-Out

13U/14U 5:30 pm - Registration 6:00-8:00 pm - On Court Try-Out

The RiverPlex offers both Tuesday and Wednesday Co-ed volleyball leagues. Game times: 5:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm or 8:30pm. January – March sessions begin January 14 and 15. Game times: 4:00pm, 5:00pm or 6:00pm.

The RiverPlex is now offering three birthday party options: Basic, Deluxe and Ultimate for 18 or 30 guests! Call 309-691-1550 to schedule your party today!

The Basic Party includes:

The Deluxe Party includes:

• 75 minutes in the pool • 1 hour in the party room • Cake, ice cream and punch • White table coverings • Plates, napkins, cups and utensils for up to 18 or 30 guests, depending on the number of guests in attendance.

Everything in the Basic Party PLUS: • 1 cluster of balloons • Birthday wall hangings • Colored table coverings

Basic Party for 18 Guests RiverPlex Member Price: $155 Non-Member Price: $175 Basic Party for 30 Guests RiverPlex Member Price: $175 Non-Member Price: $195 * No party bookings will be made less than 10 days before the date of the party. * Deposit will be due at the time of booking.

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Deluxe Party for 18 Guests RiverPlex Member Price: $190 Non-Member Price: $210 Deluxe Party for 30 Guests RiverPlex Member Price: $210 Non-Member Price: $230

The Ultimate Party includes: Everything in the Basic Party PLUS: • 3 clusters of balloons, including one themed mylar balloon • Themed birthday wall hangings • Themed plates, cups, napkins and utensils • Colored table coverings Over 50 Themes to choose from! Ultimate Party for 18 Guests RiverPlex Member Price: $230 Non-Member Price: $250 Ultimate Party for 30 Guests RiverPlex Member Price: $250 Non-Member Price: $270


January 11-April 11, 2014 Orientation & Kickoff: January 11 Lose weight and get on track to an overall healthy lifestyle with our all-inclusive program! Includes: Group personal training sessions – 2x/week for 10 weeks; 1 hour nutrition sessions with OSF – 1x/week for 10 weeks; 2 stress and lifestyle changing classes; weigh-ins weekly; 2 personal wellness profiles; circumference measurements; t-shirt; and much more! Costs: Member - $445, Non-Member - $650

Did you know ALL RiverPlex members have access to OSF Wellness Services at the RiverPlex? Medical Exercise Program/SilverSneakers® Program This program provides a medically based wellness program designed for individuals who have a need for monitoring by a health professional during exercise. Participants work to meet individual health needs focusing on exercise, education and socialization. A physician’s consent is required. For more information, call 309-282-1639. Arthritis Warm Water Classes OSF Saint Francis Arthritis Services offers group warm water classes that are designed to help participants decrease pain and stiffness, improve range of motion, and strengthen muscles. The water eliminates pressure from joints and allows freedom to maximize the intensity of workouts for greater benefit. To learn more, call 309-282-1639. Multiple Sclerosis Cool Water Classes OSF Wellness Services offers safe exercise classes in a fun, relaxing and friendly environment. Classes are held in a cool water pool which you can easily access using a double handrail stairway or a chair lift. Exercises focus on stretching, strengthening, balance, coordination, increasing circulation and reducing spasticity. Call 309-282-1639 to learn more. Fitness for Parkinson’s Disease OSF Wellness Service offers classes specifically designed for individuals with Parkinson’s disease. The focus of this medically supervised program is to improve flexibility, endurance, balance, strength, and overall well-being. Classes accommodate all fitness levels and a physician’s consent is required. Call 309-282-1639 for more information.

Fitness Coaching OSF Exercise Specialists dedicate themselves to helping individuals with chronic health conditions. Specialists will assist participants in developing a personalized exercise plan to meet individual fitness goals. Call 309-2821639 for more information. Nutrition Coaching An OSF Registered Dietitian will provide coaching to successfully meet the nutritional needs of each participant. Dietitians will assist with meal planning, sports nutrition, weight loss, heart healthy eating, and eating healthy with diabetes. Call 309-282-1639 to schedule an appointment. Lose it for Life Group education series taught by a Registered Dietitian & Exercise Specialist. This eight week course will teach healthy eating and exercise habits for weight loss that will last a lifetime. The vicious cycle of dieting ends here! Call 309-282-1639 to learn more. HMR® Program for Weight ManagementTM: Medically Supervised Weight Loss HMR® is a state of the art weight loss treatment program that provides intensive lifestyle education, personalized attention and follow up and an emphasis on long-term weight and health management. Call 309282-1639 for more information. OSF Surgical Weight Loss Center of Excellence OSF Wellness Services and Peoria Surgical Group work together to guide individuals through weight loss surgery and the tools needed to live a new healthy lifestyle. Visit www.osfsaintfrancis.org/weightloss to learn more or register for a free information meeting. The Bod Pod® The Bod Pod® is the most accurate body composition assessment device available to measure lean body mass, body fat percentage and resting metabolic rate. Body composition can tell more about an individual’s state of fitness than a scale or physical appearance. Schedule your Bod Pod measurement at www.osfsaintfrancis.org/bodpod.

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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 when accompanied by a paid adult Free 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: March 31-April 4 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

WATER

AEROBICS

Please Note • Children 10 years and younger must be accompanied by a parent/guardian

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(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,Tu: 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 5/9 10-11:30 am Fee-M/R/NR: FREE/$3/$3 AquaPlex Birthday Parties For details, please see page 98-99. 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. Tummies and Thighs: This class is designed to work your abs and your thighs (plus your legs and lower back).

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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. 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.


Voyagers: Age 3

Learn to Swim With Us!

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!

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

Exploration 1: Ages 6-24 months

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-M/R/NR

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.

59546

Tu, Th: 1/14-2/6

6:35-7:05pm

$31/$35/$43

59534

Tu, Th: 2/11-3/6

6:35-7:05pm

$31/$35/$43

59535

Tu, Th: 3/11-4/3

6:35-7:05pm

$31/$35/$43

59536

Tu, Th: 4/ 8-5/1

6:35-7:05pm

$31/$35/$43

59547

Tu, Th: 5/6-5/15

6:35-7:05pm

$17/$19/$22

59537

Sa: 1/11-2/1

9:45-10:15am

$22/$25/$29

59538

Sa: 1/11-2/1

10:30-11:00am

$22/$25/$29

59539

Sa: 2/8-3/1

9:45-10:15am

$22/$25/$29

59540

Sa: 2/8-3/1

10:30-11:00am

$22/$25/$29

59541

Sa:3/ 8-3/29

9:45-10:15am

$22/$25/$29

59542

Sa: 3/8-3/29

10:30-11:00am

$22/$25/$29

59543

Sa: 4/5-5/3

9:45-10:15am

$22/$25/$29

59531

Sa: 4/5-5/3

10:30-11:00am

$22/$25/$29

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-M/R/NR

59394

Tu, Th: 1/14-2/6

6:35-7:05pm

$29/$33/$37

59395

Tu, Th: 2/11-3/6

6:35-7:05pm

$29/$33/$37

59396

Tu, Th: 3/11-4/3

6:35-7:05pm

$29/$33/$37

59397

Tu, Th: 4/8-5/1

6:35-7:05pm

$29/$33/$37

59398

Tu, Th: 5/6-5/15

6:35-7:05pm

$15/$17/$19

59399

Sa: 1/11-2/1

10:30-11:00 am

$15/$17/$19

59400

Sa: 2/8-3/1

10:30-11:00 am

$15/$17/$19

59401

Sa: 3/8-3/29

10:30-11:00 am

$15/$17/$19

59391

Sa: 4/5-4/26

10:30-11:00 am

$15/$17/$19

Exploration 2: Ages 24 months-3 years

Pre-Journey 1: Ages 4-7

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.

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

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-M/R/NR

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-M/R/NR

59457

Tu, Th: 1/14-2/6

5:00-5:30pm

$31/$35/$43

59412

Tu, Th: 1/14-2/6

7:10-7:40pm

$29/$33/$37

59458

Tu, Th: 2/11-3/6

5:00-5:30 pm

$31/$35/$43

59413

Tu, Th: 2/11-3/6

7:10-7:40pm

$29/$33/$37

59459

Tu, Th: 3/11-4/3

5:00-5:30 pm

$31/$35/$43

59414

Tu, Th: 3/11-4/3

7:10-7:40pm

$29/$33/$37

59460

Tu, Th: 4/8-5/1

5:00-5:30 pm

$31/$35/$43

59415

Tu, Th: 4/8-5/1

7:10-7:40pm

$29/$33/$37

59461

Tu, Th: 5/6-5/15

5:00-5:30pm

$17/$19/$22

59416

Tu, Th: 5/6-5/15

7:10-7:40pm

$15/$17/$19

59462

Sa: 1/11-2/1

9:00-9:40 am

$22/$25/$29

59417

Sa: 1/11-2/1

9:45-10:15am

$15/$17/$19

59463

Sa: 2/8-3/1

9:00-9:40 am

$22/$25/$29

59418

Sa: 2/8-3/1

9:45-10:15am

$15/$17/$19

59464

Sa: 3/8-3/29

9:00-9:40 am

$22/$25/$29

59419

Sa: 3/8-3/29

9:10-9:40am

$15/$17/$19

59465

Sa: 4/5-5/3

9:00-9:40 am

$22/$25/$29

59420

Sa: 4/5-5/3

9:45-10:15am

$15/$17/$19

59466

Sa: 5/10-5/17

9:00-9:40am

$11/$13/$15

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

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-M/R/NR

59552

Tu: 2/4-2/25

2:30-4:00 pm

$24/$26/$28

59553

Tu: 3/4-4/25

2:30-4:00 pm

$24/$26/$28

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RiverPlex/AquaPlex Journey 1: Ages 4-7

Journey 2: 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 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

59501

Tu, Th: 1/14-2/6

5:30-6:00 pm

$31/$35/$43

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-M/R/NR

Tu, Th: 1/14-2/6

5:30-6:00 pm

$31/$35/$43

59502

Tu, Th: 1/14-2/6

6:00-6:30 pm

$31/$35/$43

59430

59503

Tu, Th: 1/14-2/6

7:10-7:40 pm

$31/$35/$43

59431

Tu, Th: 1/14-2/6

6:00-6:30 pm

$31/$35/$43

Tu, Th: 2/11-3/6

5:30-6:00 pm

$31/$35/$43

59504

Tu, Th: 2/11-3/6

5:30-6:00pm

$31/$35/$43

59432

59505

Tu, Th: 2/11-3/6

6:00-6:30pm

$31/$35/$43

59433

Tu, Th: 2/11-3/6

6:00-6:30 pm

$31/$35/$43

Tu, Th: 3/11-4/3

5:30-6:00 pm

$31/$35/$43

59506

Tu, Th: 2/11-3/6

7:10-7:40pm

$31/$35/$43

59434

59507

Tu, Th: 3/11-4/3

5:30-6:00 pm

$31/$35/$43

59435

Tu, Th: 3/11-4/3

6:00-6:30 pm

$31/$35/$43

Tu, Th: 4/8-5/1

5:30-6:00 pm

$31/$35/$43

59508

Tu, Th: 3/11-4/3

6:00-6:30 pm

$31/$35/$43

59436

59523

Tu, Th: 3/11-4/3

7:10-7:40 pm

$31/$35/$43

59437

Tu, Th: 4/8-5/1

6:00-6:30 pm

$31/$35/$43

Tu, Th: 5/6-5/15

5:30-6:00pm

$17/$19/$22

59509

Tu, Th: 4/8-5/1

5:30-6:00 pm

$31/$35/$43

59438

59522

Tu, Th: 4/8-5/1

6:00-6:30 pm

$31/$35/$43

59439

Sa: 1/11-2/1

9:00-9:40 am

$22/$25/$29

Sa: 1/11-2/1

9:45-10:25 am

$22/$25/$29

59510

Tu, Th: 4/8-5/1

7:10-7:40pm

$31/$35/$43

59440

59511

Tu, Th: 5/6-5/15

5:30-6:00pm

$17/$19/$22

59441

Sa: 2/8-3/1

9:00-9:40 am

$22/$25/$29

Sa: 2/8-3/1

9:45-10:25 am

$22/$25/$29

59512

Tu, Th: 5/6-5/15

6:00-6:30pm

$17/$19/$22

59442

59513

Tu, Th: 5/6-5/15

7:10-7:40pm

$17/$19/$22

59424

Sa: 3/8-3/29

9:00-9:40 am

$22/$25/$29

Sa: 3/8-3/29

9:45-10:25 am

$22/$25/$29

59514

Sa: 1/11-2/1

9:00-9:40am

$22/$25/$29

59429

59515

Sa: 1/11-2/1

9:45-10:25am

$22/$25/$29

59425

Sa: 4/5-5/3

9:00-9:45 am

$22/$25/$29

Sa: 4/5-5/3

9:45-10:25 am

$22/$25/$29

Sa: 5/10-5/17

9:45-10:25 am

$11/$13/$15

59516

Sa: 1/11-2/1

10:30-11:10am

$22/$25/$29

59426

59517

Sa: 2/8-3/1

9:00-9:40am

$22/$25/$29

59427

59518

Sa: 2/8-3/1

9:45-10:25am

$22/$25/$29

59519

Sa: 2/8-3/1

10:30-11:10am

$22/$25/$29

59520

Sa: 3/8-3/29

9:00-9:40am

$22/$25/$29

59521

Sa: 3/8-3/29

9:45-10:25am

$22/$25/$29

59488

Sa: 3/8-3/29

10:30-11:10am

$22/$25/$29

59489

Sa: 4/5-5/3

9:00-9:40am

$22/$25/$29

59483

Sa: 4/5-5/3

9:45-10:25am

$22/$25/$29

59484

Sa: 4/5-5/3

10:30-11:10am

$22/$25/$29

59485

Sa: 5/10-5/17

9:00-9:40am

$11/$13/$15

59486

Sa: 5/10-5/17

9:45-10:25am

$11/$13/$15

59487

Sa: 5/10-5/17

10:30-11:10am

$11/$13/$15

Journey 3: Ages 4-7 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

59448

Tu, Th: 1/14-2/6

6:00-6:30 pm

$31/$35/$43

59449

Tu, Th: 2/11-3/6

6:00-6:30 pm

$31/$35/$43

59450

Tu, Th: 3/11-4/3

6:00-6:30 pm

$31/$35/$43

59451

Tu, Th: 4/8-5/1

6:00-6:30 pm

$31/$35/$43

59452

Tu, Th: 5/6-5/15

6:00-6:30 pm

$17/$19/$22

59453

Sa: 1/11-2/1

9:00-9:40 am

$22/$25/$29

59454

Sa: 2/8-3/1

9:00-9:40 am

$22/$25/$29

59455

Sa: 3/8-3/29

9:00-9:40 am

$22/$25/$29

59456

Sa: 4/5-5/3

9:00-9:40 am

$22/$25/$29

59443

Sa: 5/10-5/17

9:00-9:40 am

$11/$13/$15

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

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Discovery 1: Ages 7-14

Challenge Novice: 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.

Children know the basic freestyle, backstroke, and breastroke. They will now add endurance to the above skills. They will work on the development of these strokes and add elementary backstroke, butterfly, and sidestroke.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-M/R/NR

59345

Tu, Th: 1/14-2/6

6:00-6:30 pm

$31/$35/$43

59346

Tu, Th: 2/11-3/6

6:00-6:30 pm

$31/$35/$43

59347

Tu, Th: 3/11-4/3

6:00-6:30 pm

$31/$35/$43

59348

Tu, Th: 4/8-5/1

6:00-6:30 pm

$31/$35/$43

59349

Tu, Th: 5/6-5/15

6:00-6:30 pm

$17/$19/$22

59350

Sa: 1/11-2/1

9:00-9:40 am

$22/$25/$29

59351

Sa: 2/8-3/1

9:00-9:40 am

$22/$25/$29

59352

Sa: 3/8-3/29

9:00-9:40 am

$22/$25/$29

59342

Sa: 4/5-5/3

9:00-9:40 am

$22/$25/$29

59353

Sa: 5/10-5/17

9:00-9:40 am

$11/$13/$15

Discovery 2: Ages 7-14 Children MUST know how to float, glide, kick, by themselves and have basic stroke knowledge. They will learn freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-M/R/NR

59328

Tu, Th: 1/14-2/6

7:10-7:40 pm

$31/$35/$43

59329

Tu, Th: 2/11-3/6

7:10-7:40 pm

$31/$35/$43

59330

Tu, Th: 3/11-4/3

7:10-7:40 pm

$31/$35/$43

59331

Tu, Th: 4/8-5/1

7:10-7:40 pm

$31/$35/$43

59332

Tu, Th: 5/6-5/15

7:10-7:40 pm

$17/$19/$22

59333

Sa: 1/11-2/1

10:30-11:10 am

$22/$25/$29

59334

Sa: 2/8-3/1

10:30-11:10 am

$22/$25/$29

59335

Sa: 3/8-3/29

10:30-11:10 am

$22/$25/$29

59336

Sa: 4/5-5/3

10:30-11:10 am

$22/$25/$29

59327

Sa: 5/10-5/17

10:30-11:10 am

$11/$13/$15

Challenge Advanced: Ages 7-14 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

59358

Tu, Th: 1/14-2/6

6:35-7:05 pm

$31/$35/$43

59359

Tu, Th: 2/11-3/6

6:35-7:05 pm

$31/$35/$43

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-M/R/NR

59360

Tu, Th: 3/11-4/3

6:35-7:05 pm

$31/$35/$43

59308

Tu, Th: 1/14-2/6

7:10-7:40 pm

$31/$35/$43

Tu, Th: 2/11-3/6

7:10-7:40 pm

$31/$35/$43

59361

Tu, Th: 4/8-5/1

6:35-7:05 pm

$31/$35/$43

59309

59362

Tu, Th: 5/6-5/15

6:35-7:05 pm

$22/$25/$29

59310

Tu, Th: 3/11-4/3

7:10-7:40 pm

$31/$35/$43

Tu, Th: 4/8-5/1

7:10-7:40 pm

$31/$35/$43

59363

Sa: 1/11-2/1

10:30-11:10 am

$22/$25/$29

59311

59364

Sa: 2/8-3/1

10:30-11:10 am

$22/$25/$29

59312

Tu, Th: 5/6-5/15

7:10-7:40 pm

$22/$25/$29

Sa: 1/11-2/1

10:30-11:10 am

$22/$25/$29

59365

Sa: 3/8-3/29

10:30-11:10 am

$22/$25/$29

59313

59355

Sa: 4/5-5/3

10:30-11:10 am

$22/$25/$29

59314

Sa: 2/8-3/1

10:30-11:10 am

$22/$25/$29

$11/$13/$15

59315

Sa: 3/8-3/29

10:30-11:10 am

$22/$25/$29

59316

Sa: 4/5-4/26

10:30-11:10 am

$22/$25/$29

59307

Sa: 5/10-5/17

10:30-11:10 am

$11/$13/$15

59366

Sa: 5/10-5/17

10:30-11:10 am

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

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-M/R/NR

59370

Tu, Th: 1/14-2/6

5:30-6:00 pm

$31/$35/$43

59371

Tu, Th: 2/11-3/6

5:30-6:00 pm

$31/$35/$43

59372

Tu, Th: 3/11-4/3

5:30-6:00 pm

$31/$35/$43

59373

Tu, Th: 4/8-5/1

5:30-6:00 pm

$31/$35/$43

59374

Tu, Th: 5/6-5/15

5:30-6:00 pm

$17/$19/$22

59375

Sa: 1/11-2/1

9:45-10:25 am

$22/$25/$29

59377

Sa: 2/8-3/1

9:45-10:25 am

$22/$25/$29

59378

Sa: 3/8-3/29

9:45-10:25 am

$22/$25/$29

59367

Sa: 4/5-5/3

9:45-10:25 am

$22/$25/$29

59376

Sa: 5/10-5/17

9:45-10:25 am

$11/$13/$15

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A RIVERPLEX MEMBER TO PARTICIPATE IN SWIM LESSONS!

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RiverPlex/AquaPlex YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A RIVERPLEX MEMBER TO PARTICIPATE IN SWIM LESSONS FEES: M = RiverPlex Members • R = Park District Residents • NR = Non-Residents

Challenge Expert: Ages 7-14

Adult Learn to Swim - Intermediate: Ages 16+

In this course, children will continue with what has been introduced We will work at improving your front and back crawl strokes, endurin Challenge Advanced. The focus is on developing stroke proficiency ance levels and add other strokes as desired. You should be able to and polishing existing techniques over longer distances. Swimmers swim 100 yards on your front and back. will also be introduced to a few more advanced aspects of competitive Code Day-Date Time Fee-M/R/NR swimming, sucah as flip turns, streamlining, and breathing techniques. 59302

Tu, Th: 1/14-2/6

6:35-7:05 pm

$31/$35/$43

59303

Tu, Th: 2/11-3/6

6:35-7:05 pm

$31/$35/$43

59304

Tu: 3/11-4/1

6:35-7:05 pm

$31/$35/$43

59305

Tu, Th: 4/8-5/1

6:35-7:05 pm

$31/$35/$43

59306

Tu, Th: 5/6-5/15

6:35-7:05 pm

$17/$19/$22

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-M/R/NR

59318

Sa: 1/11-2/1

8:15-8:55 am

$22/$25/$29

59319

Sa: 2/8-3/1

8:15-8:55 am

$22/$25/$29

59320

Sa: 3/8-3/29

8:15-8:55 am

$22/$25/$29

59321

Sa: 4/5-5/3

8:15-8:55 am

$22/$25/$29

59322

Sa: 5/10-5/17

8:15-8:55 am

$11/$13/$15

Terrified of Water: Ages 16+

59323

Tu, Th: 1/14-2/6

5:30-6:00 pm

$31/$35/$43

59324

Tu, Th: 2/11-3/6

5:30-6:00 pm

$31/$35/$43

59317

Tu, Th:3/11-3/20

5:30-6:00 pm

$31/$35/$43

59325

Tu, Th:4/ 8-5/ 1

5:30-6:00 pm

$31/$35/$43

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.

59326

Tu, Th:5/ 6-5/15

5:30-6:00 pm

$17/$19/$22

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

59298

Tu, Th: 1/14-2/6

7:10-7:40 pm

$31/$35/$43

59297

Tu, Th: 2/11-3/6

7:10-7:40 pm

$31/$35/$43

59299

Tu, Th: 3/11-4/3

7:10-7:40 pm

$31/$35/$43

59300

Tu, Th: 4/8-5/1

7:10-7:40 pm

$31/$35/$43

59301

Tu, Th: 5/6-5/15

7:10-7:40 pm

$17/$19/$22

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-M/R/NR

59472

Tu: 1/14-2/4

7:45-8:15 pm

$17/$19/$22

59473

Tu: 2/11-3/4

7:45-8:15 pm

$17/$19/$22

59474

Tu: 3/11-4/1

7:45-8:15 pm

$17/$19/$22

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 11 April 12 April 13 May 16 May 17 May 18

4:30-9:30 pm 8:30 am-5:00 pm 8:30 am-4:30 pm 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? Participants must be 15 years old and want to take the class. Call Sue at 309-282-1531 for more details.

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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 • Nautilus • Free Weights • Treadmills 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

and

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. 98-99

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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 one-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 gave them spending money, kept them occupied and off the street, and helped 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 more than 500,000 people. To find out fees and schedule a program for your school, contact our office at 589-5923 or estarks@peoriaparks.org.

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. 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.

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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. 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 was 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.


UPCOMING EVENTS: March 13-15: March Madness 1A & 2A March 20-22: March Madness 3A & 4A

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 for information about the application process. All interested applicants are screened by the Peoria Park District.

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

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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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Peoria Flag and Decorating

Keystone Steel & Wire Co.


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 98-99.

Weddings & Baby Shower Rentals at the Peoria Zoo AT A GLANCE The Peoria Zoo is home to more than 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 also offers 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 Last Admission Lodge Hours

10:00 am-5:00 pm 4:30 pm 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, 2014 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 spring and summer seasons.

Is your perfect summer wedding outdoors, surrounded by blooming flowers and trees with the sweet fragrances of spring in the air? What better place for this than at the Luthy Botanical Garden. Complement this perfect wedding with your reception at the Zambezi River Lodge at Peoria Zoo right next door. We have a new banquet hall that looks out over the lush green vegetation of Africa!. Rhinos, giraffes, zebras, lions, mandrills and other wildlife native to the African plains graze peacefully in their beautiful surroundings. Call the Zoo’s Rental Manager at 309-696-0093 for more information. 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 in to the Zoo for up to 15 people. Call 681-3559 today to book your baby shower! Price: $225

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 309-681-3559. Applications for the program are only being accepted through April 12, 2014, 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 30-45 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 per person (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: $9.25/ child and $13/adult-includes Zoo admission (special prices for school groups).

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Peoria Zoo - Special Events

Save the Date!

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VOLUNTEER Events! See pg. 94

Thursday, May 8, 2014 A variety of martinis (shaken, not stirred) are served by local celebrity bartenders at an after-hours event in Africa! Taste our signature “Zebratini� and walk the boardwalk with friends for a wonderful springtime evening event.

ZOO RUN RUN

Saturday, August 30, 2014 The 36th annual Zoo Run Run is a picturesque 5K run throughout the beautifully landscaped Zoo grounds and surrounding Glen Oak Park.

Thursday, October 2, 2014 This wildly popular event is returning to the Peoria Zoo again in October!

For more information on these events, please call (309) 681-3500 or visit www.peoriazoo.org.

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eVERYBODY’S ZOOING IT! Classes & Programs AT pEORIA ZOO Don’t miss out on any of the fun classes and programs being held at the Zoo! Registration is required! Please call 681-3559 if you have any questions or would like to register.

Home Educator Classes: Ages 5-13

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. Parents are welcome but not required. Min/Max: 10/30. Fee: M/NM $6/$12. Day-Date

Time

Topic

W: 1/8

10-11:30 am

Working with Animals

W: 2/12

10-11:30 am

On the Road Again (Migration)

W: 3/12

10-11:30 am

Walk with the Wild (Native Animals)

W: 4/9

10-11:30 am

Grossology

Zoo Tots: Ages 2-4

Explore the animal world with your little one and meet animals from A to ZOO! Join us as we explore the alphabet, letter by letter. Through up-close animal encounters, crafts, and stories, you and your child can explore the amazing world of animals. Parents must attend. Min/Max: 5/15. Fee: M/NM $7/$15 (for each parent/child pair) Day-Date

Time

Topic

Sa: 1/11 or Th: 1/16

10-10:50 am

Q is for...

Sa: 2/8 or Th: 2/20

10-10:50 am

R is for...

Sa: 3/8 or Th: 3/20

10-10:50 am

S is for...

Sa: 4/5 or Th: 4/17

10-10:50 am

T is for...

Citizen Science Class Sa: 2/1 • 2:00-4:00 pm • Free Have you ever wanted to make a difference but don’t know how? Want to learn more about environmental problems in the world around you and, more importantly, what you can do to help? Join us at the Peoria Zoo as we look at different ways all of us can make a difference.

Romance at the Zoo

Sa: 2/15 • 2:00-4:00 pm • Fee: $15/person, $25/couple Join us as we look at the complicated, beautiful and sometimes bizarre courtship rituals of the animal kingdom. From videos to meeting animals up close, this will give you a whole new perspective on relationships! Coffee and light refreshments will be served. Registration is required. Ages 18+ only.

Jungle Jamboree: Ages 4-8

Kids can come explore a musical world as they encounter animals and the world around them, all while learning to get down with everything from snakes to giraffes. Registration is required. Parents are welcome but not required. If attending, parents also pay the fee. Min/Max: 5/25. Fee: M/NM $10/$15. Day-Date

Time

Topic

Sa: 2/22

9:30-11:30 am

Singing Safari

Calling All Teenagers!

Year of the Horse Sa: 2/1 • 9:00-11:00 am • Fee: $7.50/person Join us as we celebrate the Chinese New Year and welcome the year of the horse. Enjoy a light breakfast as we learn about these amazing animals, create horse related projects and even get a chance to meet a horse (and zebra) up close! Min/Max: 5/20.

Sa: 3/1 • 2:00-4:00 pm Ages 14-17 (parents are welcome too) Are you between the ages of 14-17? Do you have a love for animals? Do you want to know more about volunteering at the Peoria Zoo? Join us for an afternoon and let us tell you all about this exciting program. Enjoy snacks in our Tropics Classroom while you discover how you can make a difference at the Zoo and the world around you. To register, please call 309-681-3559. Applications for the program are only being accepted for our teen program through April 12, 2014, so act fast!

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Peoria Zoo

Classes & Programs continued

Registration is required - call 309-681-3559 to register.

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. Time: 9:00-10:00 am. Min/Max: 5/25. Fee: M/NM $7.50/$15. Day-Date

Topic

Sa: 4/5 and Su: 4/6

Breakfast with the Meerkats

Sa: 5/17 and Su: 5/18

Breakfast with Aussie

Mother’s Day Tea Su: 5/4 • 2:00-3:00 pm Fee: M/NM $7/$11 Join us a little early for a special Mother’s Day treat. We’ll have tea and light snacks along with crafts for the kids, and animal encounters. Space is limited, so call to purchase your tickets today at 309-681-3559. Min/Max: 5/30.

Early Bird Tours: Ages 5+ 9:00-10:30 am • Max. of 5 participants Fee: $40/person or $150 for a group of 5 Experience a tour of the entire Zoo with the Director of the Zoo Yvonne Strode or one of her Curator staff. Enjoy the Zoo before anyone else is here, learn about the history of the Zoo and its animals as well as being able to watch animals start their day. Registration is required.

ZOO CAMP REGISTRATION BEGINS MARCH 3! Check out our expanded summer camp schedule online. Register early, spots fill fast. www.peoriazoo.org

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

A Sampling of our Programs:

Providing recreation activities for people with disabilities of all ages.

For Ages 2+

• Parents Night Out

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 thorough training including specifics on disabilities, leadership, safety, program adaptation, first aid and much, much more. So give us a call – HISRA can get you involved!

For School-Aged Kids

• Holiday Camp • Spring Break Camp • Summer Camps • Summer Daze • Camp Free to Be • Camp Connections • Inclusion Services • Days off school

For Adults

• FOCUS Program (runs Monday through Thursday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM) • Dances and Parties • Pizza, Bowling and other Social Outings • Dinner and Games, Dinner and Movies • Bingo, Wii Mania, Karaoke • Strikers Bowling • Inclusion Services

Adapted Sports

• Peoria Wildcats Wheelchair Basketball

Special Olympics • • • • • • •

Softball Golf Basketball Track and Field Aquatics Bocce 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 • www.hisra.org

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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. Manager Val Marek: vmarek@peoriaparks.org Rent FRC See pg. 100-101 Birthdays at FRC See pg. 98-99

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: 4/9 Min/Max: 20-50 Age: 10-13 Fee-R/NR: $10/$15

Code

Day-Date

Time

59685

F: 4/11

8:00-9:30 pm

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Join us for our 17th Annual Easter Egg Festival! Bring your baskets to the Franciscan RecSee pg. 94 reation 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 VOLUNTEER! PROGRAM

Code

Day-Date

Time

59684

Sa: 4/12

9:30-11:30 am

NEW! Pinterest Inspired Craft Classes

Have you always wanted to try some of those great ideas on Pinterest, but didn’t know where to start? You could be 4 or 104, we’ll tailor this fun class just for you! Dress to get messy; we’ll supply the rest. Instructor: Emily Huff Age: 4+ Min/Max: 5-12 Fee-R/NR: $16/$20 Time: 5:30-7:30 pm

Code

Day-Date Project Theme

59757

M: 1/27

Snow and Winter

59758

M: 2/10

Valentine’s Day

59789

M: 5/5

Summer Activities

Dozens of Park District classes are held at FRC! Be sure to review these additional listings:

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• 50+ Adults pg. 75-79 • Dance Classes pg. 58-64 • Drama Classes pg. 66-68 • Art Classes pg. 65 • Youth Sports pg. 40


Get Fit at FRC! Class

Ages Code

Day-Dates

Time

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Drop-In Yoga

16+

none

Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Friday

6:30 pm 10:00 am 6:30 pm 9:30 am

Tonya Pruett Jill Feinberg Tonya Pruett Jill Feinberg

$4.50 drop-in OR 12 visit-$48

pilates plus - CORE StRENGTH

16+

59104 59105 59107

M, W: 1/13-2/19 M, W: 2/24-4/2 M, W: 4/7-5/14

5:30-6:25 pm

Vicki Culbertson

$48/$54

14+

59108 59109 59110 59111 59112 59113

Tu: 2/11-3/11 Tu: 3/18-4/15 Tu: 4/22-5/20 Th: 2/13-3/13 Th: 3/20-4-17 Th: 4/24-5/22

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

Debracca Hangen Debracca Hangen Debracca Hangen Marlene Bello Marlene Bello Marlene Bello

$34/$39

14+

59114 59115 59116

Tu: 1/28-2/25 Tu: 3/4-4/1 Tu: 4/8-5/6

6:30-7:20 pm

Debracca Hangen

$34/$39

14+

59120 59121 59122

M: 1/27-2/24 M: 3/3-3/31 M: 4/7-5/5

7:30-8:20 pm

Debracca Hangen

$34/$39

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 six weeks.

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.

NEW! Zumba toning Learn how to use lightweight, maraca-like Toning Sticks to enhance rhythm and tone all the target zones, including arms, abs and thighs. Zumba Toning is the perfect way to sculpt your body naturally while having a total blast.

NEW! Zumba sentao The Zumba Sentao program is an intense new way to enhance the fitness-party thrill. Chair-based choreography will strengthen, balance and stabilize the core, and step up cardio work in a whole new way. Students learn to use a chair and their own body weight to enhance muscle strength, improve definition and endurance, and tone their physique.

Motor Mites runs through May 23, 2014!

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. Fee: $3/visit or $25 for a 10-visit pass.

Through February 28: M through F, 9:15-11:15 am and F: 1:00-3:00 pm March 3-May 23: M-W-F, 9:15-11:15 am and F: 1:00-3:00 pm

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

Open Volleyball

Mondays, 7:30-10 pm • Thursdays, 8-10 pm Self-refereed pick-up games • $3/visit or $25 for a 10-visit punch card • Ages 18+

Open Pickleball

Tuesdays*, 5:30-7:30 pm • Ages 18+ $3/visit or $25 for a 10-visit punch card *No pickleball on Tuesday, 3/18 due to the General Primary Election.

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Lakeview Recreation Center

1013 W. Lake Avenue • Contact Matt Suellentrop at 309-681-2866 or Nick McDuffee at 309-681-2867 AT A GLANCE Lakeview Recreation Center is a multipurpose facility located inside Lakeview Park in the center of Peoria. It features two gymnasiums, a large multi-purpose room and two smaller community rooms. Scheduled programs, open gyms, birthday parties, community classes, a summer day camp and additional events will be hosted. The facility is accessible to people with disabilities. Managers Matt Suellentrop: msuellentrop@peoriaparks.org Nick McDuffee: nmcduffee@peoriaparks.org. Rent Lakeview rec center See pg. 100-101 lakeview rec center birthdays See pg. 98-99

OPEN GYM SCHEDULE: Adult Basketball begins March 31 Mondays, 6:30-8:30 pm, $4 per visit

Check out the other classes held at Lakeview Recreation Center!

• 50+ Adults pg. 75-79 • Craft Classes pg. 71-73

RENTALS AT LAKEVIEW REC CENTER: Lakeview Recreation Center features several opportunities for your group’s next event or outing including a gymnasium with two basketball courts (wood floor) and three carpeted multipurpose rooms varying in size. Fees will vary depending on space, event type and length. BIRTHDAYS AT LAKEVIEW REC CENTER: Open Gym Party: Come have your party at the Lakeview Recreation Center! Package includes 1 ½ hours of free time in the gymnasium where kids can play basketball, soccer, football, floor hockey and volleyball. The last ½ hour you will celebrate in a private room with cake and ice cream. Package includes ¼ sheet personalized cake, ice cream, plates, napkins, utensils, drinks and table covering. Fee: $110 for up to 20 guests ($2 for each additional guest)

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Adult Volleyball begins April 1 Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm, $4 per visit

NEW! Lakeview Spring Break Camp for Ages 6-12 Looking for something for your kids to do over spring break? Enroll them in the new Lakeview Spring Break Camp. Kids will stay busy with fun activities all week long! Min/Max: 10-30 Fee-R/NR: $30/$35

Looking for a new summer camp option conveniently located in the center of town? Lakeview Recreation Center is the place for your little ones this summer! This new Peoria Park District facility will host camp all summer long. Get more information about this camp and more online at www.peoriaparks.org. Mark your calendar - summer camp registration begins in March!

Code

Day-Date

Time

59837

F: 3/28

7 am-5:30 pm

59838

M: 3/31

7 am-5:30 pm

59839

Tu: 4/1

7 am-5:30 pm

59840

W: 4/2

7 am-5:30 pm

59841

Th: 4/3

7 am-5:30 pm

59842

F: 4/4

7 am-5:30 pm


Sports at Lakeview Recreation Center For questions about these programs, contact Nick McDuffee at 309-681-2867 or nmcduffee@peoriaparks.org.

men’s Adult Basketball Leagues Youth Basketball League These leagues are for recreational teams. Each team will play an 8 game season at Lakeview Recreation Center. First Season Men’s Adult League Sundays, 2/9-3/30, First game starts at 5:15 pm, Fee: $415 per team Second Season Men’s Adult League Thursdays, 4/10-5/29, First game starts at 6:00 pm, Fee: $415 per team

Youth of all ability levels, from the first time hoopster to the backyard superstar, will learn the skills necessary to enjoy the sport of basketball for life. Under the instruction of volunteer coaches, participants will develop techniques, knowledge and strategy with emphasis on fun, sportsmanship and fair play. SEE PAGE 48 FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS.

Zumba at Lakeview

Join us for this Latin-inspired fitness class. Zumba consists of easy-to-follow steps which target areas such as the gluteals, legs, arm core, abdominals and heart. Min/Max: 6-35 Fee-R/NR: $34/$38 Code

Day-Date

Time

59256

F: 1/31-2/28

12:30-1:20 pm

59257

F: 3/7-4/4

12:30-1:20 pm

59258

F: 4/11-5/9

12:30-1:20 pm

WIFFLEBALL LEAGUE Get your friends together and join the brand new Peoria Park District Wiffleball League. This 10 game season will run on Tuesdays from April 1 through June 3. Games will be played indoors in March and April, and move outside in May. Location: Lakeview Recreation Center Season Starts: 4/1/14 Team Fee: $150

For questions about these programs, contact Matt Suellentrop at 309-681-2866 or msuellentrop@peoriaparks.org.

HIGH SCHOOL DODGEBALL LEAGUE

Adult Co-Rec Volleyball LEAGUE Try this new league being offered on Sunday nights at Lakeview Recreation Center. League will consist of teams of six players with at least two women on the court at all times. Registration deadline is 2/7/14. Location: Lakeview Recreation Center Season starts: 2/16/14 Teams: 6 v. 6 Team Fee-R/NR: $275/$300

Indoor Youth Sports Classes at Lakeview recreation center see page 40 for details

Little Pint Soccer: Ages 3-4 Code

Day-Date

Time

58441

Sa: 1/18-2/15

8:30-9:15 am

58442

Sa: 2/22-3/22

8:30-9:15 am

Pee Wee Baseball: Ages 5-6 Code

Day-Date

Time

58446

Sa: 1/18-2/15

10:00-11:00 am

Pee Wee Flag Football: Ages 5-6

Happy Feet is a fun “story-time with a soccer ball” program for kids ages 2-5. Each session has a 30-45 minute structured soccer activity including a 15 minute game scenario to showcase soccer skills. Happy Feet is designed to continually use its kid friendly curriculum to ensure kids are having an absolute blast while developing essential physical skills. Each of the league sessions builds on the last and our coaches use portions of the curriculum that are appropriate for both age and skill level.

Fee-R/NR: $36/$41 Min/Max: 6/12 Codes and session start dates can be found on page 41.

Games played Thursdays, 4/10-5/29 CODE: 58720 • Team Fee: $150 Location: Lakeview Recreation Center This league will consist of co-rec teams of 6 to 10 high school aged players (with at least two female players). Registration packets are available at the Recreation office of the Glen Oak Pavilion, Franciscan Recreation Complex, Riverplex and at www.peoriaparks.org. Team registration will not be available online and must be turned into the Glen Oak Pavilion. Registration deadline is 4/4/14.

Yoga at Lakeview

This beginning class will teach relaxation, breathing and stretching techniques. Preregistration is required and all skill levels are welcome. Minimum of 6 participants needed to hold class. Min/Max: 6/18 Fee-R/NR: $20/$24 Code

Day-Date

Time

59856

Tu: 1/28-2/25

8:00-8:50 am

59857

Tu: 3/4-4/1

8:00-8:50 am

59858

Tu: 4/8-5/6

8:00-8:50 am

59859

Th: 1/30-2/27

8:00-8:50 am

Code

Day-Date

Time

59860

Th: 3/6-4/3

8:00-8:50 am

58445

Sa: 2/22-3/22

10:00-11:00 am

59861

Th: 4/10-5/8

8:00-8:50 am

Little Pint All Star Sports: Ages 3-4 Code

Day-Date

Time

58443

Sa: 1/18-2/15

9:15-10:00 am

58444

Sa: 2/22-3/22

9:15-10:00 am

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Youth Sports

Matt Suellentrop, Coordinator • 681-2866 • msuellentrop@peoriaparks.org Little Pint Soccer: Ages 3-4 This class will provide an introduction to the fundamentals of soccer, including passing, dribbling and shooting. Shinguards are not required but recommended and must be provided by participant. Min/Max: 4-12 Fee-R/NR: $27/$32 Location: Franciscan Rec Complex Code

Day-Date

Youth Indoor Soccer AT FRANCISCAN REC COMPLEX Looking for a place to have your 4-5 year old play indoor soccer? Sign up for this league played at Franciscan Recreation Complex in West Peoria. Sessions will run for 45 minutes with two practices and five games. Volunteer coaches are needed - please contact us if you are interested. Shinguards are recommended. Please plan on attending an initial meeting at FRC on Thursday, 1/23 at 5:15 pm. Min/Max: 28-54

Time

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee

Location

58436

Th: 1/23-3/13

5:15-6, 6-6:45, or 6:45-7:30 pm

$30

Franciscan Rec Complex

58413

M: 1/13-2/10

5:00-5:45 pm

58434

W: 1/15-2/12

4:00-4:45 pm

58428

Sa: 1/18-2/15

10:15-11:15 am

Pee Wee Flag Football: Ages 5-6

Little Pint All Star Sports: Ages 3-4

58414

M: 2/17-3/17

5:00-5:45 pm

58431

Sa: 2/22-3/22

8:45-9:30 am

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. Min/Max: 4-12 Fee-R/NR: $30/$35 Location: Franciscan Rec Complex

This class will provide 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. Min/Max: 4-12 Fee-R/NR: $27/$32 Location: Franciscan Rec Complex

Location: Lakeview Recreation Center Code

Day-Date

Time

58441

Sa: 1/18-2/15

8:30-9:15 am

58442

Sa: 2/22-3/22

8:30-9:15 am

Pee Wee Baseball: Ages 5-6 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. Min/Max: 4-12 Fee-R/NR: $30/$35 Location: Franciscan Rec Complex Code

Day-Date

Time

58416

M: 2/17-3/17

5:45-6:45 pm

58433

Sa: 2/22-3/22

10:15-11:15 am

Location: Lakeview Recreation Center Code

Day-Date

Time

58446

Sa: 1/18-2/15

10:00-11:00 am

Code

Day-Date

Time

58430

Sa: 1/18-2/15

10:15-11:15 am

Location: Lakeview Recreation Center Code

Day-Date

Time

58445

Sa: 2/22-3/22

10:00-11:00 am

Code

Day-Date

Time

58417

M: 1/13-2/10

5:45-6:30 pm

58429

Sa: 1/18-2/15

9:30-10:15 am

58423

W: 2/19-3/12

4:00-4:45 pm

58432

Sa: 2/22-3/22

9:30-10:15 am

Location: Lakeview Recreation Center Code

Day-Date

Time

58443

Sa: 1/18-2/15

9:15-10:00 am

58444

Sa: 2/22-3/22

9:15-10:00 am

BECOME A FAN OF PEORIA PARK DISTRICT ATHLETICS ON FACEBOOK!

Would you like to coach your child’s sports team? 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, 2218 N. Prospect Road, Peoria, IL 61603. Name __________________________________________________________________________________ Address _________________________________________________________________________________ Phone (home) ___________________________________ (work) _______________________________ Sport/League You’d Like to Coach _________________________________________________________

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Youth Soccer

Matt Suellentrop, Coordinator • 681-2866 • msuellentrop@peoriaparks.org Happy Feet is a fun “story-time with a soccer ball” program for kids ages 2-5. Each session has a 30-45 minute structured soccer activity including a 15 minute game scenario to showcase soccer skills. Happy Feet is designed to continually use its kid friendly curriculum to ensure kids are having an absolute blast while developing essential physical skills. Each of the league sessions builds on the last and our coaches use portions of the curriculum that are appropriate for both age and skill level. Fee-R/NR: $36/$41 Min/Max: 6/12

Indoors at RiverPlex Code

Age

Day-Date

Session 1 - Lakeview Recreation Center

Time

Code

Age

Day-Date

Time

Session 2 - Lakeview Recreation Center Code

Age

Day-Date

Time

58361

2

M: 1/13-2/10

9:30-10:00 am

58397

2

M: 1/13-2/10

5:30-6:00 pm

58405

2

M: 2/17-3/17

5:30-6:00 pm

58362

3

M: 1/13-2/10

10:00-10:30 am

58398

2

M: 1/13-2/10

6:00-6:30 pm

58406

2

M: 2/17-3/17

6:00-6:30 pm

58363

4-5

M: 1/13-2/10

10:30-11:00 am

58399

3

M: 1/13-2/10

5:30-6:00 pm

58407

3

M: 2/17-3/17

5:30-6:00 pm

58364

2

M: 2/17-3/17

9:30-10:00 am

58400

3

M: 1/13-2/10

6:00-6:30 pm

58408

3

M: 2/17-3/17

6:00-6:30 pm

58365

3

M: 2/17-3/17

10:00-10:30 am

58385

2

Tu: 1/14-2/11

9:30-10:00 am

58388

2

Tu: 2/18-3/18

9:30-10:00 am

58366

4-5

M: 2/17-3/17

10:30-11:00 am

58386

3

Tu: 1/14-2/11

10:00-10:30 am

58389

3

Tu: 2/18-3/18

10:00-10:30 am

58372

2

F: 1/17-2/14

9:30-10:00 am

58387

4-5

Tu: 1/14-2/11

10:30-11:00 am

58390

4-5

Tu: 2/18-3/18

10:30-11:00 am

58371

3

F: 1/17-2/14

10:00-10:30 am

58401

2

W: 1/15-2/12

5:30-6:00 pm

58409

2

W: 2/19-3/19

5:30-6:00 pm

58367

4-5

F: 1/17-2/14

10:30-11:00 am

58402

2

W: 1/15-2/12

6:00-6:30 pm

58410

2

W: 2/19-3/19

6:00-6:30 pm

58368

2

F: 2/21-3/21

9:30-10:00 am

58403

3

W: 1/15-2/12

5:30-6:00 pm

58411

3

W: 2/19-3/19

5:30-6:00 pm

58369

3

F: 2/21-3/21

10:00-10:30 am

58404

3

W: 1/15-2/12

6:00-6:30 pm

58412

3

W: 2/19-3/19

6:00-6:30 pm

58370

4-5

F: 2/21-3/21

10:30-11:00 am

58391

2

Th: 1/16-2/13

9:30-10:00 am

58394

2

Th: 2/20-3/20

9:30-10:00 am

Outdoors at Mossville Soccer Complex Code

Age

Day-Date

Time

58353

2

M: 4/7-5/12

5:30-6:15 pm

58354

2

M: 4/7-5/12

6:15-7:00 pm

58355

3

M: 4/7-5/12

5:30-6:15 pm

58392

3

Th: 1/16-2/13

10:00-10:30 am

58395

3

Th: 2/20-3/20

10:00-10:30 am

58393

4-5

Th: 1/16-2/13

10:30-11:00 am

58396

4-5

Th: 2/20-3/20

10:30-11:00 am

Several of the classes on this page will take place at Lakeview Recreation Center, located at 1013 W. Lake Avenue in Lakeview Park in Peoria. For more information about this new recreation center, see pages 38-39.

Spring Session - Outdoors at Lakeview Recreation Center Code

Age

Day-Date

Time

58373

2

M: 4/7-5/12

5:30-6:15 pm

58356

3

M: 4/7-5/12

6:15-7:00 pm

58357

2

Tu: 4/8-5/13

5:30-6:15 pm

58374

2

M: 4/7-5/12

6:15-7:00 pm

58375

3

M: 7/7-5/12

5:30-6:15 pm

58360

2

Tu: 4/8-5/13

6:15-7:00 pm

58358

3

Tu: 4/8-5/13

5:30-6:15 pm

58376

3

M: 7/7-5/12

6:15-7:00 pm

58381

2

Sa: 4/12-5/17

9:00-9:45 am

58359

3

Tu: 4/8-5/13

6:15-7:00 pm

58380

2

Sa: 4/12-5/17*

9:00-9:45 am

58382

2

Sa: 4/12-5/17

9:45-10:30 am

3

Sa: 4/12-5/17

9:00-9:45 am

3

Sa: 4/12-5/17

9:45-10:30 am

58378

2

Sa: 4/12-5/17*

9:45-10:30 am

58383

58377

3

Sa: 4/12-5/17*

9:00-9:45 am

58384

58379

3

Sa: 4/12-5/17*

9:45-10:30 am

Peoria Soccer Club Futsal: Ages 6-19

*Class on 4/26 will be held at Detweiller Park

Soccer Skills Camp (Kindergarten-5th Grade)

Come out for this soccer clinic being put on by the Peoria Park District and FC Peoria. This program will work on the individual skills of dribbling, passing, shooting and ball handling. Players will participate in game related activities with small sided games. Soccer shin guards are required and cleats are recommended. Location: Mossville Soccer Complex. Min/Max: 6-60

Code

Grade

Day-Date

Time

Fee-R/NR:

58460

K-1

Tu-Th: 4/1-4/3

5:30-7 pm

$25/$35

58461

2-5

Tu-Th: 4/1-4/3

5:30-7 pm

$25/$35

Peoria Soccer Club is proud to offer the game of Futsal for the winter session to all individuals and teams of eight players or less. Futsal is a version of soccer played indoors, with a smaller ball that has less bounce than a regular ball. The format is 5v5 including a goalie, with an emphasis placed on improvisation, ball control skills and passing in small spaces. Location: Lakeview Recreation Center Games: Sunday afternoons - 2/2/14 to 3/23/14 Fee: $50/player (before 1/12/14) or $60/player (after 1/12/14) For registration information, contact Nathan Wagner at nwagner@peoriasoccerclub.com.

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Youth Soccer

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

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VOLUN as a coaTEchER ! See

Soccer is a Kick!

pg. 40

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 10 or until league is full. There will be a $5 late fee for registering after March 10. 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 Lakeview Recreation Center 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: Shin guards provided by player RECOMMENDED: Soccer cleats, shorts PROVIDED: T-shirt and participation award. Varsity players also get socks.

! FREE

PEORIA PARK DISTRICT FREE Soccer Coaches Training by Jason Pena of FC Peoria

Sunday, March 23 • 5:30-8:00pm Location: Mossville Soccer Complex 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 young athletes. Seasoned coaches or parents that just want to help coach their 4 or 5 year olds will benefit from this program and will feel much more comfortable after going through the program. Contact Matt Suellentrop at 681-2866 for details.

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Season runs March 24 - May 17 at Mossville Soccer Complex REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 10 (or when league is full) * There will be a $5 late fee for registering after 3/10. Code

League

Sex/Age

PAC Meeting

Sessions per Week

Practice/ Game Days*

FeeR/NR

58451

Mighty Mites

CO-ED/ age 4 by 3/24/14

3/20: 5:306:30 pm

2

M or Tu & Sa 7 games

$43/$48

58452

Pee Wees

CO-ED/ age 5 or in K by 3/24/14

3/20: 6:307:30 pm

W or Th & Sa 7 games

$43/$48

58453

Kickers

CO-ED 1st Grade

3/19: 5:306:30 pm

3

M, W, Sa 10 games

$48/$53

58454

Strikers

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

3

Tu, Th, Sa 10 games

$48/$53

58455

Strikers

GIRLS 2nd3rd Grade

3/19: 6:307:30 pm

3

Tu, Th, Sa 10 games

$48/$53

58456

Shooters BOYS 4th5th Grade

3/19: 7:308 pm

3

M, W, Sa 10 games

$48/$53

58457

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

3

M, W, Sa 10 games

$48/$53

58458

Varsity

BOYS 6th8th Grade

Packets mailed out

3

Tu, Th, Sa 10 games

$53/$58

58459

Varsity

GIRLS 6th8th Grade

Packets mailed out

3

Tu, Th, Sa 10 games

$53/$58

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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 Sign your travel team up for this local Soccer League!

Youth Outdoor Select Soccer League U8-U11 Entry Deadline: Friday, 3/14/14 Season Begins: Weekend of 4/6/14 Fees: $225 per team (U8-U9) $300 per team (U10-U11) Girls and boys leagues will consist of a six game season. All games will take place at the Mossville Soccer Complex. For registration information, contact Matt at 681-2866 or msuellentrop@ peoriaparks.org.

FC Peoria Youth Skills Training K-Grade 1: Tu: 4/8-5/13, 5:30-6:30 pm Grade 2-3: M: 4/7-5/12, 5:30-6:30 pm Grade 4-5: Tu: 4/8-5/13, 6:30-7:30 pm FC Peoria conducts seasonal Youth Soccer Skills training programs focused on developing soccer fundamentals under the guidance of professional coaches. After a short warmup on speed ladders and agility rings, players get an introduction to dribbling, passing or shooting, then use that skill in fun activities or competitions. Practice concludes with scrimmaging. Participants will be grouped by age and skill to provide the best experience. For registration information, visit www. fcpeoria.com or contact doc@fcpeoria.com. Location: Mossville Soccer Complex Fee: $55


Tee Ball (Ages 4-5)

Ages 4-5 as of 4/30/14

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

This is a non-competitive introduction to baseball for boys and girls ages 4 to 5. The basics of batting, fielding, catching, throwing, running, and safety are stressed in drills and game situations. Players must bring a baseball glove. Participants will receive a shirt and cap. All Saturday practices and games will be held at Peoria Stadium. Saturday times will vary. Parent and player MUST ATTEND ParentAthlete-Coach (PAC) Meeting at Lakeview Recreation Center on Wednesday, May 28 at 5:30 pm to meet their coach and get a schedule. Lakeview Recreation Center is located at 1013 W. Lake Avenue in Peoria.

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VOLUNTEER as a coach! See pg. 40

SEASON RUNS JUNE 3-JULY 19 • FEE-R/NR: $41/$46 Code

Practices

Mandatory PAC Meeting

Games

BRADLEY PARK 58547

Tuesdays, 5:30-6:25 pm

5/28, 5:30 pm

58555

Tuesdays, 6:30-7:25 pm

5/28, 5:30 pm

58554

Thursdays, 5:30-6:25pm

5/28, 5:30 pm

58548

Thursdays, 6:30-7:25pm

5/28, 5:30 pm

JOHN H. GWYNN JR. PARK 58549

Tuesdays, 5:30-6:25 pm

5/28, 5:30 pm

WOODROW WILSON SCHOOL 58556

Tuesdays, 5:30-6:25 pm

5/28, 5:30 pm

58557

Tuesdays, 6:30-7:25 pm

5/28, 5:30 pm

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

lindbergh SCHOOL 58550

Tuesdays, 5:30-6:25 pm

5/28, 5:30 pm

58551

Tuesdays, 6:30-7:25 pm

5/28, 5:30 pm

58552

Thursdays, 5:30-6:25 pm

5/28, 5:30 pm

58553

Thursdays, 6:30-7:25 pm

5/28, 5:30 pm

Paid Umpires & Scorekeepers needed for Youth Baseball, Pony Baseball and Adult Softball. Experience preferred but not required. If interested, call Nick McDuffee at 309-681-2867.

Coach Pitch (Ages 6-8)

Ages 6-8 as of 4/30/14

N

VOLUNTEER as a coach! See pg. 40

Nick McDuffee, Coordinator • 681-2867 • nmcduffee@peoriaparks.org Coaches pitch to hitters in this league. All players (ages 6-8) must play a minimum of 3 innings on defense and play offense throughout the entire game. This league is fun, non-competitive and stresses the fundamentals. Includes t-shirt and cap (baseball pants not required). Seven-year-olds may choose between Coach Pitch A and AA based on the child’s ability. Seven year olds who are comfortable playing catch and consistently make contact with a pitched ball should sign up for AA. All Saturday practices and games will be held at Peoria Stadium. There will be a mandatory PAC (ParentAthlete-Coach) meeting held at Lakeview Recreation Center, located at 1013 W. Lake Avenue in Peoria, for all registered players and their parents on Wednesday, May 28 at 6:15 pm.

SEASON RUNS JUNE 2-JULY 19 • FEE-R/NR: $48/$53 Code

Age, Level

Practices/Games

Mandatory PAC Meeting

BRADLEY PARK 58558

6-7, A

M, W, Sa: 5:30-7:30 pm 5/28, 6:15 pm

58567

7-8, AA

M, W, Sa: 5:30-7:30 pm 5/28, 6:15 pm

WOODROW WILSON SCHOOL 58559

6-7, A

M, W, Sa: 5:30-7:30 pm 5/28, 6:15 pm

58568

7-8, AA

M, W, Sa: 5:30-7:30 pm 5/28, 6:15 pm

LINDBERGH SCHOOL 58560

6-7, A

M, W, Sa: 5:30-7:30 pm 5/29, 6:15 pm

58569

7-8, AA

M, W, Sa: 5:30-7:30 pm 5/29, 6:15 pm

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Minors & Majors (Ages 9-12)

Ages 9-12 as of 4/30/14

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

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VOLUNTEER as a coach! See pg. 40

SEASON RUNS MAY 19 - JULY 12

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.

League - Age

Code

Mandatory PAC Meeting

Practices/ Games

Fee-R/NR

FRANCISCAN REC COMPLEX

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. *Parent and player MUST ATTEND the Parent-Athlete-Coach (PAC) Meeting on May 14 at Lakeview Recreation Center, located at 1013 W. Lake Avenue in Peoria.

MINORS - 9-10

58531

5/14, 5:30 pm

Mon, Wed, Sat

$53/$58

MAJORS - 11-12

58534

5/14, 6:15 pm

Tues, Thurs, Sat

$58/$63

MINORS - 9-10

58532

5/14, 5:30 pm

Mon, Wed, Sat

$53/$58

MAJORS - 11-12

58535

5/14, 6:15 pm

Tues, Thurs, Sat

$58/$63

MINORS - 9-10

58533

5/14, 5:30 pm

Mon, Wed, Sat

$53/$58

MAJORS - 11-12

58536

5/14, 6:15 pm

Tues, Thurs, Sat

$58/$63

KELLAR SCHOOL

VON STEUBEN

The PAC Meetings for Minors/Majors baseball will take place at the Lakeview Recreation Center, located at 1013 W. Lake Avenue in Lakeview Park in Peoria. For more information about this new recreation center, see pages 38-39.

Increase Your Skills! Youth Baseball Morning Clinics Ages: 9-12 years old 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 School. Fee: $25 if you play PPD youth baseball; $40 if you do not.

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Code

Day-Date

Time

58537

Tu, Th: 6/3-7/3

10 am-12 pm

READY TO REGISTER? SEE PAGES 103-104!


Pony Baseball (Ages 13-14)

Ages 13-14 as of 4/30/14

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 5 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.

In addition to our House League, we offer a competitive league for 13u and 14u travel teams. Games will begin on 5/19 and take place at Woodruff Park.

Code

Dates

Fee-R/NR

58538

5/5-7/11

$63/$68

Paws to Read

Children will partner with a special dog friend to read their favorite books out loud! Participating children will receive a certificate from their canine partners! Jan. 25 • Peoria Public Library, Lakeview Branch • 10:30 am Feb. 22 • Dunlap Library • 10:00 am March 8 • Chillicothe Library • 10:30 am April 5 • Morton Library • 11:00 am May 3 • Washington Library • 10:00 am

Many Thanks to our Peoria Park District Youth Sports Gold Sponsors!

Pet First Aid Class March 1 • 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Buy used softballs 12 for $10 or 1 for $1 at the peoria park district recreation office. Please note: in 2014, the recreation office will be relocating to the noble center in lakeview park. please keep an eye on our website for the latest on our move!

Adult Softball

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

Nick McDuffee, Coordinator • 681-2867 • nmcduffee@peoriaparks.org Adult Slow-Pitch Softball Get in the swing of things with this 14-game season starting 4/20. Leagues are offered Sunday through Friday evenings. Games will be played at Peoria Stadium. Registration packets will be available 1/20 at the Recreation Office in Glen Oak Park Pavilion. Packets will be emailed to teams who played last summer. Registration begins 2/17 and continues until leagues fill. *Add $25 for teams that register after 4/4/14.

League

Team Fee*

Player Fee-R/NR

Men’s 12” (2 umpires)

$350

$18/$26

Co-Rec 12”

$275

$18/$26

50+ League

$275

$18/$26

Friday Church League

$450

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Friday Men’s League

$450

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Friday Co-Rec League

$450

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“Short Season” Slow-Pitch Softball Want to play softball but can’t commit for a full season? Try this league that offers a shorter, 7-game season that runs 5/5-6/23. Games will be played Monday evenings.*Registration deadline 4/25.

League

Team Fee

Player Fee-R/NR

Men’s 12”

$190

$11/$17

Co-Rec 12”

$190

$11/$17

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.

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Youth Lacrosse (Ages 8-14)

Matt Suellentrop, Coordinator • 681-2866 • msuellentrop@peoriaparks.org “Lacrosse is Playing in Peoria!” Deadline to register is Monday, 2/17. Indoor practice begins Wednedsay, 2/26.

Registration for Youth Lacrosse at the Peoria Park District is currently underway. This program is for boys and girls age 8 through 14. To get involved, register by Monday, 2/17. This is a great way for children to be a part of a team, meet other kids and learn to play the sport of Lacrosse. Season dates will include three weeks of indoor practice beginning Wednesday, 2/26 at Lakeview Recreation Center and outdoor practice beginning Monday, 3/17. Games are scheduled to run 3/29 through the end of May. All practices will take place at Peoria Stadium and games will be around the Central Illinois area. *There will be a mandatory PAC (Parent-Athlete-Coach) meeting on Thursday, 2/20 at 5:30 pm at Lakeview Recreation Center, located at 1013 W. Lake Avenue in Lakeview Park in Peoria.

Code Age

Practice Day-Date

Time

Fee

Optional Equip. Rental Fee (+ Deposit)

58570

U9 (8 yrs or younger by 8/31/13)

M, W: 2/26-5/31

5:30-6:30 pm

$125

$60 + $140

58448

U11 (10 yrs or younger by 8/31/13)

M, W: 2/26-5/31

5:30-6:30 pm

$125

$60 + $140

58449

U13 (12 yrs or younger by 8/31/13)

M, W: 2/26-5/31

5:30-7:00 pm

$125

$60 + $140

58450

U15 (14 yrs or younger by 8/31/13)

M, W: 2/26-5/31

5:30-7:00 pm

$125

$60 + $140

Girls Lacrosse: Ages 9-14

The girls season will begin the week of 3/18 with practice on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:00 pm at Peoria Stadium. This will be the first year for girls lacrosse in Peoria. Several area teams are in their trial years as well. Girls must purchase their own stick and goggles. Fee: $125. Use CODE: 58447 to register.

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VOLUNTEER as a coach! See pg. 40

Look in the Summer Playbook for the following Rugby opportunities: • Camp I Monday – Thursday, 9:00-10:30 am June 9-12, Detweiller Park. Grades 4-8. • Camp II Monday – Thursday, 9:00-10:30 am July 21-24, Detweiller Park. Grades 4-8. • Flag League would run on Wednesday and Sunday evenings 5:30-7:00pm weekday and 5:00-6:30 pm on Sundays June 18 – through Sunday August 9 at Detweiller Park. Grades 4-8.

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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


Running

Assorted Sports Race For the Cure

Children’s Series: Ages 3-14

S a: 5/10, 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: 6/7, 9:00 am • Peoria Stadium This is a free event for kids ages 8-14. More details will be available in the summer Playbook or you can call Matt Suellentrop at 681-2866.

Dodgeball and Kickball ADULT CO-REC DODGEBALL: Ages 18+ Season starts 1/26 • 6:00-9:00 pm (time varies) Location: Franciscan Rec Complex • CODE: 58488 Co-rec teams of 6 to 10 players (with at least two female players) will put it all on the line trying to outlast opponents. Registration packets are available at Glen Oak Pavilion, Franciscan Recreation Complex, RiverPlex or online. Registration Deadline: 1/17 Team Fee-R/NR: $75/$80 Player Fee-R/NR: $10/$15

HIGH SCHOOL DODGEBALL LEAGUE Games will be played on Thursdays, 4/10-5/29 Location: Lakeview Recreation Center • CODE: 58720 The famous playground game is reborn as an exciting new sport of teamwork, strategy and skill. This league will consist of co-rec teams of 6 to 10 high school aged players (with at least two female players) . Registration packets are available at the Recreation office of the Glen Oak Pavilion, Franciscan Recreation Complex, Riverplex and online at www.peoriaparks.org. Team registration will not be available online and must be turned in to the Glen Oak Pavilion. Registration Deadline: 4/4. Team Fee-R/NR: $150

ADULT CO-REC KICKBALL: Ages 18+ Season starts 4/20 • 3:00-9:00 pm (time varies) Location: Peoria Stadium • CODE: 58475 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. Registration Deadline: 4/11. Team Fee-R/NR: $105/$110 P layer Fee-R/NR: $10/$15 For more information, contact Matt at 681-2866 or msuellentrop@peoriaparks.org.

Steamboat Classic 4 mile S a: 6/14, 7:00 am • Peoria RiverFront Call 676-6378 or 688-7313 for details.

WIFFLEBALL TOURNAMENT Saturday, February 1 • 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.

WIFFLEBALL LEAGUE Get your friends together and join the brand new Peoria Park District Wiffleball League. This 10 game season will run on Tuesdays from April 1 through June 3. Games will be played indoors in April, and move outside in May. Contact Nick at 681-2867 or nmcduffee@peoriaparks.org with questions. Season Starts: April 1 Team Fee: $150 Location: Lakeview Recreation Center

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 309-681-2868 or sloftus@peoriaparks.org. Season Starts: June 12 Location: Peoria Stadium Team Fee-R/NR: $50/$55

look for the upcoming rugby skills camp and flag league in the summer 2014 playbook available April 26!

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Youth Basketball Youth Basketball League Youth of all ability levels, from the first time hoopster to the backyard superstar, will learn the skills necessary to enjoy the sport of basketball for life. Under the instruction of volunteer coaches, participants will develop techniques, knowledge and strategy with emphasis on fun, sportsmanship and fair play. • Practices will be held for one hour (at 5:30 or 6:30 pm) beginning the second week. Practices will be held on Wednesdays for 5 year olds-kindergarteners and Mondays or Wednesdays for first-fourth graders. • Games will be played on Saturdays at 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm or 2:30pm at Lakeview Recreation Center. • Parent-Athlete-Coach (PAC) Meetings are mandatory and take place at Lakeview Recreation Center. Min/Max: 10-60 Dates: 1/29-3/22 Code

Grade

Practice Days

PAC Meeting

Fee-R/NR

58632

5 years - K

Wed.

W: 1/29, 5:30 pm

$59/$64

58645

1st-2nd

Mon.

W: 1/29, 5:30 pm

$59/$64

58647

1st-2nd

Wed.

W: 1/29, 5:30 pm

$59/$64

58646

3rd-4th

Mon.

W: 1/29, 6:15 pm

$59/$64

58648

3rd-4th

Wed.

W: 1/29, 6:15 pm

$59/$64

Assorted Sports NEW! ADULT CO-REC INDOOR VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE AT LAKEVIEW RECREATION CENTER Try this new league being offered on Sunday nights at Lakeview Recreation Center. League will consist of teams of six players with at least two women on the court at all times. Registration deadline is 2/7/14. Location: Lakeview Recreation Center Season starts: 2/16/14 Teams: 6 v. 6 Team Fee-R/NR: $275/$300 Questions? Contact Matt at 681-2866 or msuellentrop@peoriaparks.org.

Men’s Adult Basketball Leagues These leagues are for recreational teams. Each team will play an 8 game season at Lakeview Recreation Center. First Season Men’s Adult League Sundays, 2/9-3/30, First game starts at 5:15 pm, Fee: $415 per team Second Season Men’s Adult League Thursdays, 4/10-5/29, First game starts at 6:00 pm, Fee: $415 per team

Questions? Contact Nick McDuffee at 6812867 or nmcduffee@peoriaparks.org.

ADULT CO-REC OUTDOOR SOCCER Sundays beginning 4/27 • Deadline: 4/18 Location: Bielfeldt Park The 2014 Spring Adult Co-Rec Soccer League will consist of the following leagues: The A division will be for those more advanced or highly qualified players, the B division for those with a mixture of advanced and recreation players and the C division will be for those teams having predominantly recreational players. All leagues will play on Sunday afternoons at Bielfeldt Park during this 8 game season. Questions? Contact Matt Suellentrop at 6812866 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 20 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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High School Girls Volleyball League Previous experience is not necessary. Teams will compete in a 7 game season on Friday 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 6 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 7/138/17. Games will be played Sunday evenings. Season starts: 7/13 Location: Bradley Park Team Fee-R/NR: $150/$165


Peoria Park District Golf

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

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

Adult Outdoor Lessons Five 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

59777

Tu: 4/1-4/29

5:30-6:45 pm

59778

W: 4/2-4/30

5:30-6:45 pm

59779

Th: 4/3-5/1

5:30-6:45 pm

59780

Tu: 5/6-6/3

5:30-6:45 pm

59781

Th: 5/8-6/5

5:30-6:45 pm

Golf Family Lessons

59782

Tu: 6/10-7/8

5:30-6:45 pm

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

59783

Th: 6/12-7/10

5:30-6:45 pm

59784

Tu: 7/15-8/12

5:30-6:45 pm

59785

Th: 7/17-8/14

5:30-6:45 pm

Code

Day-Date*

Time

59774

Sa: 4/5-5/17

1:00-2:00 pm

59775

Sa: 5/31-7/12

1:00-2:00 pm

59776

Sa: 8/9-9/20

1:00-2:00 pm

*no lessons 5/3, 6/5 and 8/30.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Code

Day-Date*

Time

59805

Tu: 3/4-3/25

6:00-7:00 pm

59801

Sa: 4/5-5/17

11:45 am-12:45 pm

59806

Th: 3/6-3/27

6:00-7:00 pm

59802

Sa: 5/31-7/12

11:45 am-12:45 pm

59807

Sa: 3/8-3/29

9:00-10:00 am

59803

Sa: 8/9-9/20

11:45 am-12:45 pm

59808

Sa: 3/8-3/29

10:15-11:15 am

*no lessons 5/3, 6/5 and 8/30.

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 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.

Saturday, April 19 at Golf Learning Center FREE for ages 50+ (limited to 15) 2:15-3:15 pm 3:15-4:15 pm 4:15-5:15 pm

Full Swing Chipping Putting

Sunday, May 4, Sunday, May 18 and Sunday, June 7

Clinic will run from 2:00-3:00 pm. All ages and skill levels are welcome!

FREE Spring Golf Clinics at the Golf Learning Center on April 26 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 2:15-3:15 pm 12-16 3:30-4:30 pm 17+ 4:45-5:45 pm

Peoria Park District Golf Pro, Kyle Meger

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Learn the Game. Play the Game. Youth Golf. Youth Lessons: Ages 3-6 These lessons are a great way to learn the game. Three 1/2 hour lessons will cover full swing, chipping and putting. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Rental clubs available. Fee-R/NR:$20/$25 Min/Max: 8/12

Code

Day-Date

Time

59809

Sa: 5/10-5/31*

3:30-4:00 pm

59810

Sa: 5/10-5/31*

4:15-4:45 pm

59811

Sa: 6/7-6/21

3:30-4:00 pm

59812

Sa: 6/7-6/21

4:15-4:45 pm

Detweiller Drivers Children’s Golf Club: Ages 8-11 Each week a PGA Pro will be on hand for check-in and instruction. Adults must accompany children. Ages 3-5: play 3 holes (shortened); Ages 6-7: play 5 holes; Ages 8-11: play 9 holes. Fee includes a t-shirt and bag tag. Fee: $30

Code

Day-Date

Time

59816 W: 6/18-7/23 11:00 am-1:00 pm

*No Class 5/24

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. Ages: 7-17 Fee-R/NR: $40/$45 Min/Max: 8-12 Session I - Tu, W, Th: 6/3-6/12

Session III - Tu, W, Th: 7/8-7/17

Code

Age

Time

Code

Age

Time

59819

7-11

9:30-10:30 am

59829

7-11

9:30-10:30 am

59820

7-17

10:45-11:45 am

59830

7-17

10:45-11:45 am

59821

7-17

12:00-1:00 pm

59831

7-17

12:00-1:00 pm

58922

7-17

6:00-7:00 pm

59832

7-17

6:00-7:00 pm

58923

7-17

7:15-8:15 pm

59833

7-17

7:15-8:15 pm

Session II - Tu, W, Th: 6/17-6/26

Session IV - Tu,W,Th: 7/22-7/31

Code

Age

Time

Code

Age

Time

59824

7-11

9:30-10:30 am

59834

7-17

6:00-7:00 pm

59825

7-17

10:45-11:45 am

59835

7-17

7:15-8:15 pm

59826

7-17

12:00-1:00 pm

59827

7-17

6:00-7:00 pm

59828

7-17

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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2014 Golf Tournaments Saturday, April 12 Grand Opening 2-Player Scramble Kellogg Golf Course $35/team, plus greens fees Entry deadline: Sunday, April 6

Saturday, April 19 4-Player Scramble Newman Golf Course $60/team, plus greens fees Entry deadline: Sunday, April 13

Saturday, April 26 2 Man Best Ball Madison Golf Course $35/team, plus greens fees Entry Deadline: Sunday, April 20

Saturday, May 3 2-Player Scramble Match Play Qualifying Newman Golf Course $35/team, plus greens fees Entry deadline: Sunday, April 27 A complete tournament schedule is available at: www.ppdgolf.org

2014 Golf Fees

2014 Season Tickets

Golf Cart Rental Weekdays 9 Holes (per rider until 1 pm) 18 Holes (per rider)

$9.00 $14.00

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

Tee Reservations Reserve a tee time at any PPD golf course 7 days in advance, in person only. Online reservations will be taken 6 days in advance at www.ppdgolf.org.

Season tickets are good March 1, 2014 December 31, 2014, conditions permitting, at Newman, Donovan, Madison, Detweiller, Kellogg, Kellogg Executive 9 and Pitch & Putt.

Adult Resident Adult Non-Resident Senior Resident Senior Non-Resident Junior Resident Junior Non-Resident Junior (ages 9-11, Detweiller and Pitch & Putt only) Junior (ages 3-8, Pitch & Putt Only)

$895.00 $1095.00 $760.00 $930.00 $110.00 $170.00 $50.00

$35.00

PlayCards and Gift Cards PlayCards give you a 10% bonus for greens fees and golf cart rentals. Gift cards are redeemable for merchandise and season tickets. Both are available at the Golf Learning Center. Gift cards are also available online 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. Season tickets can be used for tournament greens fees, unless otherwise noted.

Golf Leagues Get your leagues together for 2014! Call Golf Administration at 309-689-3329 for details.

League Greens Fees: Newman: $17.00 Donovan: $17.00 Madison: $17.00 Kellogg: $22.50 Kellogg Exec: $11.75 Detweiller: $9.00

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Practice

Practice

Practice!

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

The Golf Learning Center & Academy includes both indoor and outdoor practice facilities, allowing golfers to practice the game year-round. At the Golf Learning Center, enjoy: • Indoor putting green & hitting stations • Outdoor all-weather tees • Practice sand bunkers • 9-hole, par 3 Pitch & Putt Course

• Club fittings available • Heated outdoor hitting stations • Putting and chipping greens • Lessons available year-round

Range Ball Prices (money-saving range ball punch cards are also available!) Small: $5.50 Medium: $8.00 Large: $10.00 Extra Large: $12.00 Punch card prices: 10 medium buckets for $65 • 10 large buckets for $80

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.

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 cart): $29.00

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

• Madison Golf Course - 18 Hole 2735 W. Dr. Martin Luther 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.

TWILIGHT Weekdays begin at 6 pm and weekends begin at 3 pm: $17.00

• 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: $12.00 SENIORS:* $11.00 JUNIORS (12-17): $5.00

• Kellogg Executive 9 - 9 Hole 7716 Radnor Road • 309-691-0293 Kellogg offers a 2,744 yard, 9 hole executive course, recommended for all players wanting to improve their game and enjoy family fun.

ADULTS: $15.50 SENIORS: $14.00

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 *Senior rate is valid M-F anytime and after 12 pm on weekends and holidays.

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

JUNIORS (12-17): $5.00

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TWILIGHT Weekdays begin at 6 pm and weekends begin at 3 pm: $9.00

ADULTS: $5.00 JUNIORS: $3.00

DAILY SPECIALS Every day beginning at 12 pm (greens fees and 1/2 cart): $36.00 TWILIGHT Weekdays begin at 6 pm and weekends begin at 3 pm: $22.50


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 playfield 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) 12-3 pm Sat (age 16+) 10 am-1 pm Sun Closed Closed 1/1, 1/20 and 5/26 Annual Membership Fees Children (6-18) $30 Adult (19+) $50 Family $60 (includes ages 17 and under) RENT proctor center See pg. 100-101 birthdays at proctor center Including the new ZUMBA Birthday Party option! See pg. 98-99 Registration for Programs Register at Proctor Center or the Recreation Office. Please note: the Administrative and Recreation Offices will be relocating in 2014. Keep an eye on our website for details! Friends of Proctor If you’re interested in giving back by volunteering at Proctor, soliciting donations or helping financially, contact us and ask to be a “Friend.” Meetings are held once a month. African-American Hall of Fame Stop by and see the tradition and heritage on display and our resource materials. Call 673-2206 for details.

Adult Programs/Events NEW! Inner City Men’s Chess Club

FREE! PC’s Cafe at Proctor

Saturdays starting 1/18 10 am-12 pm • Ages 18+ If you like to play chess in a fun, safe, and inviting environment while learning how to improve your game or just coming to sit back and relax, join us at Proctor Center on Saturday mornings. Chess boards are available or you can bring your own.

For mature adults looking for a place to enjoy a cup of coffee and engage in interesting conversation. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Please call Proctor Center at 309-673-9183 to confirm that you are coming. Time: 10 am-12 pm Code

Day-Date Topic

59291

F: 2/7

Give a Heart

59292

F: 3/7

Are You in Shape?

59293

F: 4/11

Do You Have a Green Thumb?

Moonlight Coalition at both Proctor Center and Logan Center will continue in 2014! See page 57 for more details!

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Proctor Center Adult Fitness Programs Zumba AT PROCTOR CENTER!

Wed, Fri: 1/8-3/28 • 6-6:45 pm • $2/class or $20/12 class punch card • Instructor: Debracca Hangen 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.

Ladies Night on Thursdays

Open Basketball

Open Basketball & Volleyball Thursdays 1/10-3/29 • 6-8 pm • $1 Calling all ladies 18 years and older that played basketball or volleyball in high school, college or recreationally. Come to Proctor Center on Thursday nights to sharpen old skills. Children can wait in the gym while you exercise.

Join us for full court basketball. Don’t forget to bring an extra pair of shoes! Mon - Fri: 9 am-2 pm, 7-9 pm • Sat: 10 am-1 pm

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

NEW! Bangin’ Body - Aerobic Blackbelt Kickboxing Team Tues and Thurs beginning 1/7/2013 • 6-7 pm $2/class or use $20 punch card and get 2 free workouts Are you ready for a full body fitness workout and you want to lose that mid-section weight that you are so desperately trying to lose? Then kicking is your answer. Aerobic kick boxing offers you a great source of self-discipline and sense of accomplishment while getting back to the body you are used to. Please wear black sweats, a comfortable shirt and shoes. Instructor: Steve Knight.

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

Special opportunity! Don’t miss out on the chance to learn about The Higher Level Purpose Project, established by Christopher Johnson.

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YOUTH PROGRAMMING - please pre-register Spring Break Basketball Camp

“I Got Game” Youth Fundamental Skills Basketball Clinic

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. Ages: 8-14 Time: 9 am-12 pm

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. Fee: $30 Code

Age Day-Date

Time

59285

4-6

Sa: 1/18-2/8

10-10:45 am

59286

7-9

Sa: 1/18-2/8

11-11:45 am

Girls Middle School Basketball League Proctor Center is the place to be for girls to play basketball through the cold months. By playing all year round, their fundamental skills can only get better which 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. For girls grades 5-8. Fee: $12 Code

Day-Date

Time

58289

W: 1/22-2/26

5:00-8:00 pm

Code

Day-Date

Fee-R/NR

59295

M-F: 3/31-4/4

$30/$45

Youth Boy’s Baseball Clinic

Boxing at Proctor Center 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: $30 (scholarships available)

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. Grades: 3-6 Fee: $5 Code

Day-Date

Time

59294

M-F: 5/5-5/9

4:30-6:30 pm

SESSION 1: BASIC BOXING TECHNIQUES

Code

Day-Date

Time

59287

Tu, Th: 2/11-3/20

5:30-7:00 pm

SESSION 2: BASIC BOXING TECHNIQUES

Code

Day-Date

Time

59288

Tu, Th: 3/25-5/1

5:30-7:00 pm

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

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Proctor Center - Events Rock and roll skate party!

Friday, 1/24 • 6-7 pm • Ages 8-14 • Cost: $2 Proctor Center is having a roller skating party and you are invited! Come listen to the latest music while roller skating and grooving around the roller skating rink at Proctor Center.

John H. Gwynn Jr. Annual Black History Program

“Fashion through the Ages”

Thursday, 2/20 • 6:30-8:00 pm Our Annual Black History Program will reflect on African Americans’ stylish clothes and fashion trends, especially as it pertains to dashikis, platform shoes and urban wear. Join us as we take a look back at the apparel worn by African Americans in the ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s. Food will be served.

Charles Drew Blood Drive Saturday, 2/22 • 8:30 am-2:00 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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Friday, 4/4 • Girls’ Game at 2 pm • Boys’ Game Follows See the best 8th grade boys and girls in the city showcase their skills at Proctor Center before moving on to high school. All invitees will receive a t-shirt and will be instructed by qualified coaches.

Easter Egg Hunt and Carnival Friday, 4/18 • 1-3 pm • Age 3-12 • $2/members, $3/non-members What better place to be on Good Friday than the Proctor Center Easter Carnival searching for hundreds of candy and prize-filled eggs? Enjoy carnival games such as egg toss, golf hole-in-one and jelly bean guessing game while winning prizes and participating in the ultimate Easter Egg Hunt.

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Rage in the Cage: 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament Saturday, 3/15 • Fee: $5 Boys’ Division: Ages 10-17 begins at 10 am Girls/Women’s Division: Ages 12+ begins at 12:30 pm Men’s Division: Ages 18+ begins at 3 pm Please bring photo ID to verify age. Pre-registration guarantees your entry. Please arrive 30 minutes before your division begins to sign in and sign waivers. If you do not pre-register, please arrive one hour prior to the start time for your division (entry is not guaranteed if you do not preregister). All participants under age 18 must pre-register with a waiver signed by a legal guardian. Participants over age 18 can sign waiver the day of the event. Officials and scorekeepers will be used. Prizes for winners. Concessions will be available.


Moonlight Coalition Mission Statement

By focusing accessible education opportunities in the 61605 region, Moonlight will help to re-emphasize the importance of education and literacy. With a GED, residents who are unemployed or underemployed currently will be able to access higher paying jobs, increasing their economic stability and by association, that of the targeted neighborhood.

What is Moonlight Coalition?

The Moonlight Coalition for Adult Learning was originally established in 1994 to provide organized activities for young members of the community to combat juvenile delinquency and prevent crime. Organized sports like basketball were combined with GED instruction as a way to break down barriers for those who thought formal education wasn’t accessible or “cool.” Today, Moonlight focuses on providing easy access to GED education for those seeking to earn their high school diploma. In direct contrast to other programs that only take new students at the beginning of each semester and that are located outside of local communities, Moonlight focuses on providing accessible, open education opportunities, reaching those in need of support in the communities where they live and work. At this time, Moonlight provides GED and adult literacy education to adults ages 17 and over at Proctor Recreation Center and Logan Recreation Center. Moonlight Coalition is always looking for volunteers. See page 95 for more details. We are also accepting donations. Please make donations payable to Moonlight Coalition. Mail checks to 2218 N. Prospect Road, Peoria, IL 61603.

Moonlight Coalition honors its graduates with a cap and gown graduation ceremony twice a year.

Open enrollment is one of the keys to our success. You can drop in to a class at any of the times listed below without needing to register or pay a fee. In fact, there is no cost at all to attend these classes and all supplies are provided.

Proctor Recreation Center Schedule: Monday: 11:00 am-1:00 pm and 5:30-8:00 pm Tuesday: 1:00-3:00 pm Wednesday: 11:00 am-1:00 pm and 5:30-8:00 pm Thursday: 1:00-3:00 pm Friday: 11:00 am-1:00 pm Saturday: 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Logan Recreation Center Schedule: Tuesday: 10:00 am-12:00 pm Thursday: 10:00 am-12:00 pm

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.

After School Program hours will be Mon-Fri, 2:30-6 pm Includes homework help, roller skating, sports, nutrition, scouting and field trips! Half Day and Full Day Field Trips may be included. Details to follow!

Rentals are available year round at Logan Center. For more information, call 676-8179.

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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. (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 • Hair tied back in pony tail or headband.

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Class Information 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 - consists 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 FDS = Franciscan Rec Complex

LRC = Lakeview Recreation Center

Youth Classes NEW! Parent and Tot Music and Motion: Ages 18 months - 3 years Parents and their early learners will learn to make music, sing and dance and move to the beat using musical instruments and percussion to develop motor skills.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

58596

M: 1/27-3/31

10:00-10:45 am

10

Tracey Brownell

$70/$81

FDS

Broadway Bitsies: Ages 2-3 Dance and tumbling class for our youngest Broadway stars! We will work on basic tap, ballet, jazz and tumbling pre-skills to get students ready for formal dance and tumbling class. Students will hop, jump, sway, sing and tumble with fun music and motions specific to the age and attention span of the young child! Students should wear dancewear and socks- not tights, ballet shoes or tap shoes.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

58519

W: 1/22-4/9

2:30-3:15 pm

12

Rachel Hayes

$84/$97

FDS

58520

W: 1/22-4/9

11:00-11:45 am

12

Elizabeth Elser

$84/$97

FDS

58521

Sa: 1/25-4/12

12:00-12:45 pm

12

Kelsey Horn

$84/$97

FDS

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

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

58584

Tu: 1/21-4/8

3:30-4:20 pm

12

Joan Halperin

$84/$97

FDS

58585

W: 1/22-4/9

12:00-12:50 pm

12

Elizabeth Elser

$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. PREREQUISITE: INTRODUCTION TO BALLET I.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

58586

W: 1/22-4/9

1:00-1:50 pm

12

Elizabeth Elser

$84/$97

FDS

Introduction to Ballet III: Ages 3-5 Continue learning the important skills and dance posture for ballet with barre work and center floor. PREREQUISITE: INTRODUCTION TO BALLET II.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

58588

Th: 1/23-4/10

4:00-4:50 pm

12

Joan Halperin

$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.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

58589

W: 1/22-4/9

4:30-5:20 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 INTRUCTOR.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

58591

W: 1/22-4/9

5:30-6:20 pm

12

Joan Halperin

$84/$97

FDS

Classical Ballet III: Ages 10-15 Advanced barre and centre floor work. Prerequisite: Classical Ballet II or consent of instructor.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

58592

Tu: 1/21-4/8

4:30-5:20 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 Broadway bound I: Ages 3-5

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

58571

M: 1/27-4/14

3:30-4:20 pm

12

Sarah Rosencrans

$84/$97

FDS

58572

Tu: 1/21-4/8

11:10-11:55 am

12

Elizabeth Elser

$84/$97

FDS

58573

F: 1/31-4/18

4:00-4:50 pm

12

Sarah Rosencrans

$84/$97

FDS

7:00-7:50 pm

12

Sarah Rosencrans

$84/$97

FDS

broadway bound I: ages 10-12 58583

F: 1/31-4/18

Broadway bound II: Ages 3-5 58579

W: 1/22-4/9

3:30-4:20 pm

12

Rachel Hayes

$84/$97

FDS

58580

F: 1/31-4/18

5:00-5:50 pm

12

Sarah Rosencrans

$84/$97

OC

6:00-6:50 pm

12

Sarah Rosencrans

$84/$97

FDS

broadway bound I & II: Ages 6-9 58581

F: 1/31-4/18

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VOLUNTEER! PROGRAM See pg. 94

NEW! Broadway Stage Dance: Ages 7-14 Get ready to audition for your favorite Broadway musical by learning dance combinations and movements needed to perform on stage.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

59760

Sa: 1/25-4/12

1:00-1:50 pm

12

Kelsey Horn

$84/$97

FDS

Creative Movement: Ages 3-5 We’ve combined the best of both drama and dance to introduce your child to movement and self expression through music, rhythm and story drama.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

58600

M: 1/27-4/14

5:30-6:20 pm

12

Tracey Bownell

$84/$97

FDS

Street Jazz-Hip Hop: Ages 7-14 This exciting new dance style can be seen on popular video productions. 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.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

58740

F: 1/31-4/18

8:00-8:50 pm

12

Sarah Rosencrans

$84/$97

FDS

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Acrobatic & Tumbling - Beginner I: Ages 3-5 and 6-9 Stretches and tumbling exercises for the beginner, including cartwheels, front and back rolls, headstands, etc. Children must remain seated at the mat during individual instruction time. Long hair must be pulled back in bun or pony tail. Short hair should be out of face with a head band. No class 2/15, 3/1, 3/22. Ages 3-5

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

58501

Tu: 1/21-4/8

1:00-1:30 pm

12

Elizabeth Elser

$84/$97

FDS

58502

Sa: 1/25-4/19

9:00-9:50 am

10

Gretchen Schwarzbeck

$70/$81

OC

58503

Sa: 1/25-4/19

10:00-10:50 am

10

Gretchen Schwarzbeck

$70/$81

OC

58499

Sa: 1/25-4/12

9:00-9:30 am

12

Paige Stalter

$84/$97

FDS

Ages 6-9

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

58505

Sa: 1/25-4/19

12:00-12:50 pm

10

Gretchen Schwarzbeck

$70/$81

OC

58506

Sa: 1/25-4/12

10:45-11:35 am

12

Paige Stalter

$84/$97

FDS

Ages 7-14

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

58504

M: 1/27-4/14

5:00-5:50 pm

12

Jill Wallace

$84/$97

OC

Acrobatic & Tumbling - Beginner II: Ages 3-5 and 6-9 For those who have some basics and are ready for backbends, front and back limbers, round offs, etc. Long hair must be pulled back in bun or pony tail. Short hair should be out of face with a head band. PREREQUISITE: BEGINNER I. No class 2/15, 3/1, 3/22. Ages 3-5

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

58510

Sa: 1/25-4/19

11:00-11:50 am

10

Gretchen Schwarzbeck

$70/$81

OC

58509

Sa: 1/25-4/12

9:45-10:35 am

12

Paige Stalter

$84/$97

FDS

58507

Tu: 1/21-4/8

1:45-2:35 pm

12

Elizabeth Elser

$84/$97

FDS

Ages 6-9

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

58511

Sa: 1/25-4/19

1:00-1:50 pm

10

Gretchen Schwarzbeck

$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 2/15, 3/1, 3/22. Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

58514

Sa: 1/25-4/19

2:00-2:50 pm

10

Gretchen Schwarzbeck

$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

58516

M: 1/27-4/14

6:00-6:50 pm

12

Julie Moreschi

$84/$97

OC

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Fine Arts - Dance Class Location Codes: OC = Owens Center FDS = Franciscan Rec Complex

LRC = Lakeview Recreation Center

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

58495

M: 1/27-4/14

7:00-7:50pm

12

Julie Moreschi

$84/$97

OC

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! Guaranteed to be lots of fun! Long hair must be pulled back in bun or pony tail. Short hair should be out of face with a head band. Poms & Tumbling I: Ages 3-5

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

58522

Th: 1/23-4/10

5:00-5:50 pm

12

Gretchen Schwarzbeck

$84/$97

OC

Poms & Tumbling I: Ages 6-9

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

58523

Th: 1/23-4/10

6:00-6:50 pm

12

Gretchen Schwarzbeck

$84/$97

OC

Explosion All Star Cheer & Dance Team: Ages 4-16 This team offers well trained staff and is competitive. We will be participating in several competitions this winter. Participants ages 4-16 will work on learning skills through cheer technique, tumbling, strength training, stage presence, flexibility, and endurance. Please attend parent meeting on 1/22 to receive details about 2/22 competition, performances and recital. Coach: Rachel Hayes Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-R/NR

Location

Uniform Fee

Competition Fee

5:00-6:00 pm

$84/$97

FDS

$35

$40

$84/$97

FDS

$60

$40

$84/$97

FDS

N/A

N/A

mINI TEAM: ages 4-7 58634

W: 1/22-4/9

junior/senior cheer team: Ages 8-16 58637

W: 1/22-4/9

6:00-7:30 pm

Acrobatic/Tumbling for cheer 58641

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W: 1/22-4/9

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Fine Arts - Adult Dance 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

58595

W: 1/22-4/9

6:30-7:20 pm

12

Joan Halperin

$90/$105

FDS

Street Jazz-Hip Hop: Ages 15+ Have fun and learn the latest hip hop jazz combinations. This course emphasizes movement, isolations, stretching, strengthening and rhythms. Dancers participate in warm-ups and learn fun routines.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

59761

Tu: 1/21-4/8

7:30-8:20 pm

12

Kelsey Horn

$90/$105

FDS

Middle Eastern Belly Dance Beginner: Ages 16+ Belly dance is sweeping the nation and it’s here for you! Come learn with Peoria’s premiere teacher. 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

58713

M: 1/27-4/14

6:30-7:20 pm

12

Thais Banu

$90/$105

FDS

Middle Eastern Belly Dance Intermediate: Ages 16+ Belly dance is sweeping the nation and it’s here for you! Come learn with Peoria’s premiere teacher. 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

58719

Th: 1/23-4/10

6:00-6:50 pm

12

Thais Banu

$90/$105

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

58716

M: 1/27-4/14

7:30-8:20 pm

12

Thais Banu

$90/$105

FDS

Advanced troupe (MUST BE A MEMBER OF TROUPE)

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

58717

Th: 1/23-4/10

7:00-8:30 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

58525

W: 1/29-2/26

7:00-7:50 pm

5

Edward Caballero

$48/$54

OC

Salsa II: Ages 16+ Learn more about salsa dancing with lessons on Bachata, Mambo, Cha cha cha, Guaracha, Changuí, Palo Monte, Rumba, Abakuá, Comparsa, Mozambique and integrated swing dances. Singles welcome. Prerequisite: Salsa I or instructor’s permission.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

58530

W: 1/29-2/26

8:00-8:50 pm

5

Edward Caballero

$48/$54

OC

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

58527

Tu: 1/21-3/11

7:30-8:20 pm

8

Don Coven

$75/$87

OC

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Fine Arts - Adult Dance Casino Rueda: Ages 16+ The name casino refers to the style of dancing, which involves ordinary salsa turns and steps but in a circular or wheel configuration. In Rueda, the followers are passed around in the circle. The leaders rapidly exchange partners and numerous complicated moves are performed in synchronization, all to the beat of salsa music. Moves are called in extremely quick succession, creating a very dynamic and exciting atmosphere for everyone involved. Singles and couples are welcome. Fee listed is per person.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

58526

M: 1/27-3/17

8:00-8:50 pm

8

Beverly Caballero

$65/$75

OC

Intermediate Ballroom: Ages 16+ Learn additional combinations. Must have partner; fee listed per couple. PREREQUISITE: Beginning Ballroom. No class 2/2, 2/16, 3/2, 4/20.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

58490

Su: 1/26-3/30

4:00-4:50 pm

8

Don Coven

$75/$87

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 2/2, 2/16, 3/2, 4/20.

Code

Style

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

58491

TANGO

Su: 2/23-4/27

5:00-5:50 pm

8

Don Coven

$75/$87

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 2/2, 2/16, 3/2, 4/20.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Weeks

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

58494

Su: 1/26-4/6

6:00-6:50 pm

8

Don Coven

$75/$87

OC

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Fine Arts - Fitness FITNESS CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT FRANCISCAN REC COMPLEX: 908 Sterling Avenue, West Peoria (see pg 36-37) Class

Ages Code

Day-Dates

Time

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Drop-In Yoga

16+

none

Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Friday

6:30 pm 10:00 am 6:30 pm 9:30 am

Tonya Pruett Jill Feinberg Tonya Pruett Jill Feinberg

$4.50 drop-in OR 12 visit-$48

pilates plus - CORE StRENGTH

16+

59104 59105 59107

M, W: 1/13-2/19 M, W: 2/24-4/2 M, W: 4/7-5/14

5:30-6:25 pm

Vicki Culbertson

$48/$54

14+

59108 59109 59110 59111 59112 59113

Tu: 2/11-3/11 Tu: 3/18-4/15 Tu: 4/22-5/20 Th: 2/13-3/13 Th: 3/20-4-17 Th: 4/24-5/22

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

Debracca Hangen Debracca Hangen Debracca Hangen Marlene Bello Marlene Bello Marlene Bello

$34/$39

14+

59114 59115 59116

Tu: 1/28-2/25 Tu: 3/4-4/1 Tu: 4/8-5/6

6:30-7:20 pm

Debracca Hangen

$34/$39

14+

59120 59121 59122

M: 1/27-2/24 M: 3/3-3/31 M: 4/7-5/5

7:30-8:20 pm

Debracca Hangen

$34/$39

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 six weeks.

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.

NEW! Zumba toning Learn how to use lightweight, maraca-like Toning Sticks to enhance rhythm and tone all the target zones, including arms, abs and thighs. Zumba Toning is the perfect way to sculpt your body naturally while having a total blast.

NEW! Zumba sentao The Zumba Sentao program is an intense new way to enhance the fitness-party thrill. Chair-based choreography will strengthen, balance and stabilize the core, and step up cardio work in a whole new way. Students learn to use a chair and their own body weight to enhance muscle strength, improve definition and endurance, and tone their physique.

Fine Arts - Visual Arts

The PPD Arts Program is partially funded by a grant from

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

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. You’ll learn how to decorate, glaze and finish pots. No experience necessary. Students who repeat the class or have prior experience with clay will learn how to refine their skills. Location: Franciscan Rec Complex. Min/Max: 6-12

This class is for anyone with an interest in fine arts. It will cover multiple mediums in the fine arts from drawing in pencil to painting. Learn techniques and methods of the arts while relaxing and exploring the creative open world of art! Location: Franciscan Rec Complex. Min/Max: 6-12

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-R/NR

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-R/NR

59099

Tu: 1/28-3/4

7:00-8:00 pm

$54/$64

59101

Tu: 1/21-3/25

6:00-7:00 pm

$70/$80

NEW! Parent and Tot Creative Art: Ages 2-4 - Tracey Brownell Your early learner will gain confidence in self-expression and artistic exploration through hands-on, multimedia experience. Location: Franciscan Rec Complex. Min/Max: 6-12 Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-R/NR

58599

M: 1/27-3/31

11:00-11:45 am

$84/$97

Discover Peoria ARTS at www.artspartners.net

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Fine Arts - Drama

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

Theatre Education for Children (TEC) For 57 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 $35 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: $35.00

2014 Participating Schools Banner Charter Oak Holy Family Lincoln St. Jude Wilder Waite

Dunlap Hickory Grove Thomas Jefferson Ridgeview Trewyn Woodrow Wilson

Play Me A Story: Ages 6-9 and 10-12 Participate in puppet making, scriptwriting, creative movement, dance, acting and storytelling with Tracey Brownell. Location: Franciscan Rec Complex.

Code

Age

Day-Date

Time

Fee-R/NR

58711

6-9

Tu: 1/21-3/25

4:00-4:50 pm

$70/$81

58712

10-12

Tu: 1/21-3/25

5:00-5:50 pm

$70/$81

Creative Movement: Ages 3-5 We’ve combined the best of both drama and dance to introduce your child to movement and self expression through music, rhythm and story drama Location: Franciscan Rec Complex. Instructor: Tracey Brownell

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-R/NR

58600

M: 1/27-4/14

5:30-6:20 pm

$84/$97

Auditioning for Musical Theatre: Ages 8+ Improve your next audition by covering preparation of a monologue, choosing the right song and more! Students are responsible for their own CD with instrumental music on it. Location: Franciscan Rec Complex. Instructor: Cathy Konrad

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-R/NR

59098

Th: 1/23-3/27

5:00-6:00 pm

$70/$80

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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 27. The recipient will be announced at the CCT performance on July 13.


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Saturday, May 3, 2014 Corn Stock Theatre Tent in Bradley Park 10 am-4 pm • 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 of special guests, NEA “Our Town Partners” artist team with a special activity for all participants. 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 and 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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July 10 - 7:00 pm • July 11 -7:00 pm July 12 - 1:30 pm and 7:00 pm • July 13 - 1:30 pm* *Performance signed for the hearing impaired

Adults: $14 • Children 12 and under/Seniors: $9 Special group rates available. Tickets go on sale at the Noble Center* on June 24. Also available online at www.artspartners.net. For more information call 309-681-2861.

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* The Noble Center is located at 1125 W. Lake Avenue in Lakeview Park in Peoria. The Peoria Park District Administrative and Recreation Division offices will move to the Noble Center in early 2014. For more information about the move, visit our website.

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Fine Arts - Drama Get ready for your auditions with Auditioning for Musical Theatre on page 65 and Broadway Stage Dance on page 59. Auditions for Community Children’s Theatre’s “Ragtime - School Edition,” directed by Bryan Blanks, for ages 8-18, will take place on Friday, April 11 at 6:00 pm and Saturday, April 12 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. Performance dates are 7/10-13.

Park Players Auditions Friday, 4/18 at 6:30 pm and Saturday, 4/19 at 3:00 pm Owens Center • Ages 14-18 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 - Music

The PPD Music Program is partially funded by a grant from

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

NEW! Parent and Tot Music and Motion: Ages 18 mo-3 yr Parents and their early learners will learn to make music, sing and dance and move to the beat using musical instruments and percussion to develop motor skills. Location: Franciscan Rec Complex. Instructor: Tracey Brownell.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-R/NR

58596

M: 1/27-3/31

10:00-10:45 am

$70/$81

Vocal Music Technique: Ages 8+ - Cathy Konrad Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, if you love to sing here is a great opportunity to have fun while learning tips on how to improve your vocal skills and technique. It’s a great way to prepare for musical auditions. Includes group and private lessons. A CD is available to purchase with vocal and instrumental music already chosen. If you would like to bring your own CD you may as long as it is instrumental only, no vocal tracks and provide a copy for instructor. Location: Franciscan Rec Complex.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-R/NR

59103

F: 1/24-3/28

6:00-8:00 pm

$87/$100

Learning to Play Guitar: Ages 8-14 and 15+ This easy instruction for beginners will have you playing your favorite songs in no time. You provide your own acoustic guitar. You will need to 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

59095

8-14

W: 1/22-3/26

5:00-5:55 pm

$70/$80

59096

15+

W: 1/22-3/26

6:00-6:55 pm

$70/$80

59097

15+

W: 1/22-3/26

7:00-7:55 pm

$70/$80

Auditioning for Musical Theatre: Ages 8+ - Cathy Konrad Improve your next audition by covering preparation of a monologue, choosing the right song and more! Students are responsible for their own CD with instrumental music on it. Location: Franciscan Rec Complex.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee-R/NR

59098

Th: 1/23-3/27

5:00-6:00 pm

$70/$80

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Community Recreation

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

Health Classes AT A GLANCE We offer a variety of classes that take place in many locations throughout the Peoria community. Special thanks to the many businesses and agencies that host recreation programs. CLASS LOCATIONS • Christian Center: 4100 Brandywine Drive • Don’s Music Land/MusiCenter: 7717 N. University #A • Franciscan Rec Complex (FRC): 908 Sterling Avenue • Free To Bead: 3301 N Prospect Road • Hult Center for Health Education: 5215 N. Knoxville • Lakeview Recreation Center: 1013 W. Lake Avenue • Jeffrey Alans: 4601 N. Sheridan Road • KP Chiropractic: 3322 W. Willow Knolls Drive • Tandy Leather Company: 3807 N. Sterling Avenue

Mini Massage Bring a friend and learn how to help each other reduce body stress. Our licensed massage therapist will teach you what those knotty spots are in your back and neck, and how to soothe those tight muscles. Price is per couple. Location: KP Chiropractic Age: 18+ Fee-R/NR: $16/$23

Intro to Acupuncture Interested in how acupuncture or acupressure can help improve your health? Did you know that it 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 see acupuncture demonstrations. Location: KP Chiropractic Age: 18+ Fee-R/NR: $18/$20

Couples Massage Would you like to add a little extra to your relationship? How about learning the art of a relaxing massage? Our licensed massage therapist will teach you and your partner techniques to relieve stress, and sooth sore muscles. These will also help you connect with your significant other. A wonderfully rewarding evening for anyone attending! Price is per couple. Location: KP Chiropractic Age: 18+ Fee-R/NR: $26/$33

Code

Day-Date

Time

59131

Th: 3/27

6-7:30 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 Center for Health Education Age: 16+ Fee-R/NR: $30/$35

Code

Day-Date

Time

59128

Tu: 3/11

6-8 pm

Code

Day-Date

Time

59283

Th: 4/17

6-8 pm

59132

W: 1/22-3/5

6:30-7:30 pm

Romantic Couples Massage Need a great Valentine’s Day date night? This massage session could be perfect for you and your loved one! 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

Code

Day-Date

Time

Code

Day-Date

Time

59127

Tu: 2/25

6-7 pm

59125

Th: 2/13

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 Center for Health Education Age: 16+ Fee-R/NR: $29/$34 Code

Day-Date

Time

59130

W: 3/19-4/30

6:30-7:30 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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taught by Maureen Murphy-Eaton

Children Beginner Piano/Theory Students will learn keyboard/piano playing through creative activities, note reading on Treble and Bass staffs, ear training, rhythm, finger coordination, solo and ensemble playing, music history and theory. Students must be the minimum age by the first class date. Ask for a supply list at registration and bring all supplies to the first class. There will be a performance during the last 20 minutes of regular class time at the last lesson of the 10 week session. Location: Don’s Music Land. Min/Max: 4-10 Fee-R/NR: $98/$113 Age: 5-7

Children’s Intermediate Piano/Theory

If you have taken the Beginner Piano/Theory Class, or if you have had piano lessons from Code Day-Date Time another teacher and you know how to read 58693 Tu: 1/21-3/25 4:00-4:50 pm music on the Treble Clef and Bass Clef Staffs, this class is for you! Students will continue Children Beginner Piano/Theory to learn to play piano by being taught indiStudents will learn keyboard/piano playing vidually in a group atmosphere by wearing through rhythm, finger numbers, letter earphones (with adaptor) that plug into the names on Treble and Bass staffs, solo and piano. Students will learn new notes, hand ensemble playing, music history and theory, positions, key signatures, and much more! and ear training. Ask for a supply list at regAsk for a supply list at registration and bring istration and bring all supplies to the first all supplies to the first class. There will be class. There will be a performance during a performance during the last 20 minutes of the last 20 minutes of regular class time at regular class time at the last lesson of the 10 the last lesson of the 10 week session. week session. Location: Don’s Music Land Min/Max: 4-10 Location: Don’s Music Land. Min/Max: 4-10 Fee-R/NR: $98/$113 Age: 8-13 Fee-R/NR: $98/$113 Age: 5-14

Code

Day-Date

Time

58697

W: 1/22-3/26

4:00-4:50 pm

Beginner Piano/Theory Mini-Mester Beginners continue in their same books to learn new songs and theory. Bring all supplies from the session. Location: Don’s Music Land. Min/Max: 4-10 Fee-R/NR: $76/$88 Age: 5-7

Code

Day-Date

Time

58700

Tu: 4/8-5/13

4:00-4:50 pm

Age: 8-13

Code

Day-Date

Time

58695

W: 4/9-5/14

4:00-4:50 pm

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Code

Day-Date

Time

58694

Tu: 1/21-3/25

3:00-3:50 pm

58698

W: 1/22-3/26

3:00-3:50 pm

58707

Tu: 1/21-3/25

5:00-5:50 pm

58706

W: 1/22-3/26

5:00-5:50 pm

Intermediate Piano/Theory Mini-Mester Intermediate students advance their piano skills through new songs and theory. Bring all supplies from last session. Location: Don’s Music Land. Min/Max: 4-10 Fee-R/NR: $76/$88 Age: 5-14

Code

Day-Date

Time

58696

Tu: 4/8-5/13

3:00-3:50 pm

58703

W: 4/9-5/14

3:00-3:50 pm

58705

Tu: 4/8-5/13

5:00-5:50 pm

58704

W: 4/9-5/14

5:00-5:50 pm

Adult Beginner I and Intermediate Piano/Theory: Age High School & Adult Beginners learn the very basics of piano and theory, advancing each week with finger numbers, letter names, rhythms, note values, hand positions, treble and bass staff, ear training, and fun songs. Intermediate students continue to learn more music terms, new key and time signatures while playing new songs. Ask for supply list at registration and bring all supplies to first class. Location: Don’s Music Land. Min/Max: 4-10 Fee-R/NR: $98/$113

Code

Day-Date

Time

58699

W: 1/22-3/26

6:00-6:50 pm

Adult Mini-Mester: Beginner and Intermediate Piano/Theory: Age High School & Adult This class is for any adult beginner or intermediate piano/theory student to continue, advance, and learn new songs and theory. Bring all supplies from last session. Location: Don’s Music Land. Min/Max: 4-10 Fee-R/NR: $76/$88

Code

Day-Date

Time

58701

W: 4/9-5/14

6:00-6:50 pm

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


Hooked on Crochet - Beginner

NEW! Sewing with Sherry

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. Age: 9+ Fee-R/NR: $41/$47

Did you get a new sewing machine over the Holidays or have always wanted to learn how to use your old one? The perfect time is now and this is the class for you! You will learn how to operate the machine, practice straight line stitches, curved lines and going around corners. You will also learn how to read and understand a pattern. A supply list will be handed out at first class. Age: 18+ Location: Lakeview Recreation Center Fee-R/NR: $27/$31

Code

Day-Date

Time

At Franciscan Recreation Complex:

59254

Sa: 2/1-3/8

9-10:30 am

At Lakeview Recreation Center:

59205

Th: 2/6-3/13

6-7:30 pm

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 is available in creating 7 x 9 inch rectangles to be donated for a ‘Warm Up America’ afghan. You will receive a supply list for this course upon registration. Age: 9+ Fee-R/NR: $41/$47

Code

Day-Date

Time

At Franciscan Recreation Complex:

59259

Sa: 3/15-4/19

9-10:30 am

At Lakeview Recreation Center:

59207

Th: 3/20-4/24

6-7:30 pm

Code

Day-Date

Time

59251

W: 2/19-3/12

6-8:30 pm

NEW! Quilting with Sherry Knitting for All Levels Students will learn basic knitting stitches such as knit and purl. At the end of the course, students will be able to read a pattern, execute basic stitches and finish a project. Helpful knitting hints will be shared. You will receive a supply list for this course upon registration. Age: 9+ Fee-R/NR: $41/$47

Code

Day-Date

Time

At Franciscan Recreation Complex:

59255

Sa: 2/1-3/8

11 am-12:30 pm

At Lakeview Recreation Center:

59206

Th: 2/6-3/13

8-9:30 pm

After sewing comes quilting! If you are ready to take the next step, this beginners quilting class is just for you! Using a basic 9 Patch Block you will make a wonderful handmade table runner to use in your home or give as a gift. You’ll have fun and learn a thing or two with the wonderfully talented instructor. She comes with many years of experience and lots of talent and love for this craft. A supply list will be handed out at first class. Age: 18+ Location: Lakeview Recreation Center Fee-R/NR: $53/$61

Code

Day-Date

Time

59252

Sa: 2/8-3/29

10 am-12 pm

Intermediate Knitting Students should have a basic knowledge of knitting or crocheting and have completed a beginning class. Knowledge of basic arithmetic will be helpful. Additional practice available outside of class, if desired, will be a 7 x 9 inch rectangles donated for a ‘Warm Up American’ afghan. You will receive a supply list for this course upon registration. Age: 9+ Fee-R/NR: $41/$47

Code

Day-Date

Time

At Franciscan Recreation Complex:

59260

Sa: 3/15-4/19 11 am-12:30 pm

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

At Lakeview Recreation Center:

Code

Day-Date

Time

59208

59209

Sa: 2/1

1-4 pm

59210

Sa: 3/1

1-4 pm

59212

Sa: 4/5

1-4 pm

Th: 3/20-4/24 8-9:30 pm

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(Continued) Bead Stitching Learn this unique style of beading! You will be stitching with seed beads and crystal to design a beautiful bracelet or ring. Learn one of the many seed bead stitches including Peyote, Spiral or right angle weave. Free to Bead will provide supplies to purchase. Location: Free to Bead Age: 12+ Fee-R/NR: $18/$23

Code

Day-Date

Time

59215

Sa: 1/18

11 am-2 pm

59213

Sa: 4/19

11 am-2 pm

Loom Woven Bracelet Learn how to make an updated version of the loom woven bracelet - something many of us did as children! Location: Free to Bead Age: 12+ Fee-R/NR: $18/$23

Code

Day-Date

Time

59211

Sa: 2/22

1-4 pm

Wrought Metal Design Twist and hammer metal to create one-ofa-kind designs. Location: Free to Bead Age: 12+ Fee-R/NR: $17/$20

Code

Day-Date

Time

59223

Sa: 3/22

1-4 pm

Wedding Bows 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 upon registration. Location: Jeffrey Alans Age: 9+ Fee-R/NR: $13/$18

Code

Day-Date

Time

59232

W: 2/19

5:30-8 pm

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NEW! Arrange Your Own Wedding Flowers Big day coming up? 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. Learn fantastic suggestions that will make your flowers truly special. A supply list will be handed out at the first class. Age: 9+ Location: Jeffrey Alans Fee-R/NR: $45/$51

Code

Day-Date

Time

59231

W: 3/12-4/2

5:30-8 pm

NEW! Center Pieces Make your tables festive during the holidays! This class will teach you different techniques and styles to create a beautiful centerpiece for your home. Age: 9+ Location: Jeffrey Alans Fee-R/NR: $21/$25

Code

Day-Date

Time

59284

W: 2/26-3/5

5:30-8 pm

Leather Belt Making You will learn how to stamp/emboss leather, and how to dye and finish your custom leather belt. You will size the belt to a custom fit; you will get the choice of either a nickel or brass finish buckle. You will leave with the basic knowledge of the different types of leather and their uses, and your finished leather belt. All materials are included with the cost of the class. Age: 16+ Location: Tandy Leather Company Fee-R/NR: $29/$33

Code

Day-Date

Time

59233

Sa: 2/22

10 am-12 pm

Leather Wristbands & Coin Pouches Make your own leather wristbands and coin pouches. You will learn how to stamp/ emboss leather, and how to dye and finish your project. You will leave with the basic knowledge of the different types of leather and their uses, and your finished wristband and coin pouch. All materials are included in the cost of the class. Age: 5+ Location: Tandy Leather Company Fee-R/NR: $12/$14 Code

Day-Date

Time

59236

Sa: 3/15

10 am-12 pm

Leather Tablet Case Make a custom leather case for your tablet. You will learn how to stamp/emboss leather, and how to dye and finish your project. You have a choice of a small tablet case (fits the nook) or a large tablet case (fits the Ipad). You will leave with the basic knowledge of the different types of leather and its uses, and your finished tablet case. All materials are included in the cost of the class. Location: Tandy Leather Company Age: 16+ Small Case: Fee-R/NR: $18/$21 Large Case: Fee-R/NR: $23/$27 Code

Size

Day-Date Time

59234

Small

Sa: 4/5

10 am-12 pm

59235

Large

Sa: 4/5

10 am-12 pm

NEW! ABC All About Me! Baby Scrapbook The perfect baby shower gift! This class is a perfect way to make a Baby Book for your own precious newborn or an extra special keepsake gift! We actually will finish an 8x8 scrapbook in 6 weeks in only 2 hrs. an evening. Just bring along a paper trimmer, a pair of nice scissors, scrap pad and an acid free scrapbooking pen. Location: Franciscan Recreation Complex Age: 16+ Fee-R/NR: $43/$50 Code

Day-Date

Time

59762

Th: 2/20-3/27

6:30-8:30 pm


NEW! Introduction to Henna

NEW! Advanced Henna Design

NEW! Henna on Canvas

This one time introduction to henna class will talk about the history, the safety of henna and application. You will learn the recipe for making henna, how to mix and design elements, aftercare and hands-on practice. Kit included in registration fee. Location: Lakeview Recreation Center Age: 18+ Fee-R/NR: $27/$31

Interested in henna design? This is the course for you! In this class you’ll be briefed on henna and then learn design elements and tips for doing design on other people. Kit included in registration fee. Location: Lakeview Recreation Center Age: 18+ Fee-R/NR: $18/$21

If you’ve taken introductory henna or advanced henna this is the class for you! You will learn more designs from basic to advanced, free hand designs, and proper sealing of the artwork. Kit included in registration fee. Location: Lakeview Recreation Center Age: 18+ Fee-R/NR: $18/$21

Code

Day-Date

Time

59245

F: 1/31

5-8 pm

Code

Day-Date

Time

59246

Sa: 2/15

10 am-12 pm

Code

Day-Date

Time

59247

F: 3/7

5-7 pm

Baking Classes

Baking with the B.O.S.S.

Cookie Shack is offering baking classes for youth held at the Christian Center. At the class, the students will learn how to make their own cookie dough from scratch, decorate sugar cookies, how to read recipes, sift dry ingredients and learn how to use tools needed for baking. Each participant will receive a grab bag or a discount coupon. Location: Christian Center Age: 5-16 Fee-R/NR: $36/$43

Code

Day-Date

Time

59199

Sa: 1/25

10 am-12 pm

59200

Sa: 2/8

10 am-12 pm

59201

Sa: 4/12

10 am-12 pm

Cake Decorating for Beginners

Advanced Cake Decorating

NEW! Decorate with Love!

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. Age: 12+ Location: Lakeview Recreation Center Fee-R/NR: $44/$52

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 handed out at the first class. Age: 12+ Location: Lakeview Recreation Center Fee-R/NR: $35/$40

Decorate a cake for your loved one this Valentine’s Day in this two-day crash-course. You’ll learn basic cake decorating if you’re unfamiliar with the process then dive right in to decorating the perfect cake for your sweetie to show your love and appreciation. Location: Lakeview Recreation Center Age: 16+ F ee-R/NR: $21/$25

Code

Day-Date

Time

59216

M: 2/17-3/17

6-8:30pm

Code

Day-Date

Time

59218

M: 3/24-4/14

6-8:30pm

Code

Day-Date

Time

59243

2/5-2/12

6-8:30 pm

Assorted Topics Basketball for Youth

Basketball for Youth Extra

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 in dribbling, passing and cutting and confidence and teamwork in 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. Age: 8-12. Location: Kellar School Fee-R/NR: $39/$45

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. Age: 8-12. Location: Kellar School Fee-R/NR: $15/$18

Code

Day-Date

Time

Code

Day-Date

Time

59179

W: 2/12-3/26

6:20-8:00 pm

59180

W: 4/9-4/23

6:20-8:00 pm

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

Code

Day-Date

Time

At Lakeview Recreation Center:

59153

Th: 4/17

6-8:30 pm

At Franciscan Recreation Complex:

59253

Th: 4/24

6-8:30 pm

Introduction to Digital Photography For those who have just gotten a new camera or for those who’ve gotten past the scary parts and want to take the next step. We’ll prepare you for what matters in photography, from a grounding in composition, to the basic foundation of controlling the basic elements of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO to tell the stories you want to tell. We’ll also teach you all the things you can “set and forget,” and get you thinking about the handful of things on your camera that matter. You will leave the class feeling more masterful over the tool in your hands - and you’ll start to see where the magic can happen. Bring your camera and a fully charged battery to every class. Location: Franciscan Recreation Complex Age: 16+ Fee-R/NR: $60/$69

Code

Day-Date

Time

59240

Tu: 1/28-3/4

6:30-8:00 pm

NEW! Geocaching Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game for adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices.The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, and then share your experiences online. Anyone can use coordinates found on Geocaching. com to locate geocaches that have been hidden outdoors in every imaginable setting from neighborhood parks to remote wilderness destinations to busy urban venues. This course will be taught by experienced leaders from the Peoria Area Cachers (PAC), a local group of geocaching enthusiasts. PAC sponsors regular events which offer opportunities for the public to participate in this fun, family-friendly outdoor hobby. Visit the PAC website for more information www. peoriaareacachers.com. Location: Lakeview Recreation Center Age: 18+ Fee-R/NR: $5/$6

Code

Day-Date

Time

59248

Sa: 2/5

10:00-11:00 am

59250

W: 3/19

5:30-7:00 pm

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Gloria Phelps, Coordinator • 681-2859 Pickleball

SPORTS and fitness FOR 50+ Adults

Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the US for adults age 50+. Fun, easy to learn, great exercise for beginners through advanced players. Loaner equipment is available at all facilities. Call us to schedule time with one of our terrific coaches if you are new to the game and want some help getting started. Be careful – once you start playing, you won’t be able to quit!

At Franciscan Rec Complex (908 Sterling Ave., West Peoria) Open play on 3 courts • Loaner equipment available • $3 drop in or 10 visit card for $25 Tu, Th: 1/2-2/25 • 1-3 pm • CODE 58805 Tu, Th: 3/4-9/25 • 9-11 am • CODE 59764 Tu, 1/7-5/27 • 5:30-7:30 pm • CODE 59766 (open to ages 18+)

At Methodist North (Allen Road, Peoria) One court available by reservation-call 681-2859 • Must bring partner Loaner equipment available • $3 drop in or 10 visit card for $25 Runs 1/2-5/30 • CODE 58956

At Lakeview Rec Center (1013 W. Lake Avenue, Peoria) Open play on 4 courts • Loaner equipment available • $3 drop in or 10 visit card for $25 M, F: 1/18-5/31 • 9-11 am • CODE 58809 W: 1/18-5/31 • 1-3 pm • CODE 58809 Sa: 1/18-5/31 • 7:45-9:45 pm • CODE 58809 (open to ages 18+) At Lower Glen Oak Park (2218 N. Prospect Road, Peoria) Open play on four outdoor courts • Open 7 days a week, weather permitting • Loaner equipment available at Glen Oak Pavilion Recreation office on weekdays from 8 am-2 pm • No rental charges, but must provide valid driver’s license to use equipment Daily April - June • 10 am-12 pm Daily June - September • 8-10 am Daily October - November • 10 am-12 pm

Walking and Hiking Programs 50 Rock Walk and More with Peggy Shadid at Lakeview Recreation Center Tu, Th: 1/7-5/30 • 5:00-5:45 pm • CODE 58962 $3.50 drop in or $30 for a 10 walk punch card Trainer Peggy Shadid will lead you in a group walk and exercise program with stretching, core work and tips for healthier walking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Group meets indoors at Lakeview Rec Center through end of March and weather permitting, will move to the beautiful outdoors surrounding Lakeview for fresh air, sunshine and fun with friends.

Hiking the Parks with 50 Rock - Must Pre-Register! M: 1/20-3/10 • 2-3 pm • Forest Park Nature Center • CODE 58915 $30 for a 10 hike punchcard • Walk Leader: Theresa Schultz We’re hiking Forest Park Nature Center and other Peoria Parks this winter. Theresa will lead you through some stretches and warm ups as well as provide tips for safer hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Additional days, times and locations will be added based upon demand. Minimum of 5 participants required to hold hike. Must pre-register for each hike by calling 681-2859.

Personal Training with Peggy Shadid - for Adults Ages 50+ Flexible times at Franciscan Rec Complex and Lakeview Recreation Center Morning, afternoon or evening hours at Franciscan Rec Complex and Lakeview Rec Center. Certified personal trainer, Peggy Shadid will create a fun, safe program designed to meet your personal fitness needs. Choose indoor or outdoor workouts. Peggy’s creative approach to helping you achieve a more fit and active lifestyle will benefit you in so many ways. Peggy will work with individuals or groups of up to 6 people. Call 681-2859 for rates and available times.

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DANCE CLASSES FOR 50+ Men and Women Fitness & Dance classes require a minimum of 6 registrants for the class to begin. Bring a friend and register early to avoid canceled classes. Late Registration causes canceled activities. 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

58845

M: 1/13-3/3

9:30-10:30 am

Jerrie Roe

$36 (8 classes)

Methodist North on Allen Road

58846

M: 3/10-4/28

9:30-10:30 am

Jerrie Roe

$36 (8 classes)

Methodist North on Allen Road

58847

M: 5/5-5/19

9:30-10:30 am

Jerrie Roe

$13.50 (3 classes)

Methodist North on Allen Road

58848

Tu: 1/14-3/4

9:00-10:00 am

Jerrie Roe

$36 (8 classes)

Owens Center

58872

Tu: 3/11-4/29

9:00-10:00 am

Jerrie Roe

$36 (8 classes)

Owens Center

58873

Tu: 5/6-5/20

9:00-10:00 am

Jerrie Roe

$13.50 (3 classes)

Owens Center

58863

Th: 1/16-3/6

9:15-10:15 am

Jerrie Roe

$36 (8 classes)

Owens Center

58864

Th: 3/13-5/1

9:15-10:15 am

Jerrie Roe

$36 (8 classes)

Owens Center

58865

Th: 5/8-5/22

9:15-10:15 am

Jerrie Roe

$13.50 (3 classes)

Owens Center

Intermediate Line Dance Step up the challenge and the fun with intermediate Line Dance with Jerrie Roe!

Code

Day-Date

Time

Instructor

Fee

Location

58849

Th: 1/16-3/6

9:00-10:00 am

Jerrie Roe

$36 (8 classes)

Owens Center

58850

Th: 3/13-5/1

9:00-10:00 am

Jerrie Roe

$36 (8 classes)

Owens Center

59848

Th: 5/8-5/22

9:00-10:00 am

Jerrie Roe

$13.50 (3 classes)

Owens Center

50 Rock on Tap Tap is rhythm and fun. Get some great exercise that builds strength and endurance in the legs as well as just making you feel good all over. This will be an easy going class, great for beginners or those with a bit of tap background. Learn basic steps, combinations and choreographed routines.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Fee

Location

58851

M: 1/13-3/3

4:30-5:15 pm

$32 (8 classes)

Franciscan Rec Complex

58846

M: 3/10-4/28

4:30-5:15 pm

$32 (8 classes)

Franciscan Rec Complex

58847

M: 5/5-5/19

4:30-5:15 pm

$13.50 (3 classes)

Franciscan Rec Complex

EXERCISE CLASSES FOR 50+ MEN AND WOMEN Ongoing classes can be joined at any time! Core and More A stronger core strengthens and improves the whole body and makes you move and feel better. Try it - you’ll love the class!

Code

Day

Time

Fee

Location

58803

W: 1/8-5/14

9:30-10:20 am

$4.50 drop in or $40/10 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

Time

Instructor

Fee

Location

58801

Tu, Th: 1/7-1/30

8:30-9:15 am

Marlene Bello

$32 (8 classes)

Lakeview Rec Center

58820

Tu, Th: 2/4-2/27

8:30-9:15 am

Marlene Bello

$32 (8 classes)

Lakeview Rec Center

58951

Tu, Th: 3/4-3/27

8:30-9:15 am

Marlene Bello

$32 (8 classes)

Lakeview Rec Center

58952

Tu, Th: 4/1-4/24

8:30-9:15 am

Marlene Bello

$32 (8 classes)

Lakeview Rec Center

58953

Tu, Th: 4/29-5/22

8:30-9:15 am

Marlene Bello

$32 (8 classes)

Lakeview Rec Center

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fun and adventure for young, active 50+ adults Proud 50 Rock Sponsor MyMethodist.net/encore

Fun and Fit Over 50 - Drop In/Punch Card Class - Join any time! A wonderful low impact cardio class for men and women age 50+. This class incorporates strengthening, toning, stretching and resistance exercises with band, balls and weights. Get fit, have fun and make new friends. Punchcards for this class can be used at all locations.

Code

Day

Time

Instructor

Fee

Location

58856

M, W, F: 1/3-5/30

8:00-8:50 am

Nancy Shallenberger and Mary Hudson

$3.50 drop in or $30/10 visit punch card

Franciscan Rec Complex

58857

Tu-Th: 1/7-5/26*

8:00-8:50 am

Sherri Mitzelfelt

$3.50 drop in or $30/10 visit punch card

Franciscan Rec Complex *no classes week of 2/27, 4/7 and 5/26

58859

M, W, F: 1/3-5/30

9:00-9:45 am

Peggy Shadid and Teresa Pearce

$3.50 drop in or $30/10 visit punch card

Owens Center

Yoga for 50+ Join in an ancient practice that harmonizes mind, body and spirit. Yoga reduces stress and improves muscle tone and flexibility. Class is suitable for beginners and experienced participants.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Instructor

Fee

Location

58867

Tu-Th: 1/7-2/13

9:00-9:50 am

Nancy Shallenberger

$48 (12 classes)

Franciscan Rec Complex

58868

Tu-Th: 3/4-4/10

9:00-9:50 am

Nancy Shallenberger

$48 (12 classes)

Franciscan Rec Complex

58869

Tu-Th: 4/29-5/20

9:00-9:50 am

Nancy Shallenberger

$32 (8 classes)

Franciscan Rec Complex

58871

Tu-Th: 1/7-5/22

9:40-10:20 am

Sherri Mitzelfelt

$4.50 drop in or $40/10 visit punch card

Methodist North on Allen Road

Hoops and More with Nancy Another terrific class with Nancy! So much fun you’ll feel like a kid again as you tighten those abs and shape your obliques for a trimmer, stronger body. Terrific for the legs and arms as well. A total body workout incorporating weighted hoops and pilates. Loaner hoops available or bring your own.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Instructor

Fee

Location

58833

M-W: 1/13-2/20

9:00-9:45 am

Nancy Shallenberger

$48 (12 classes)

Franciscan Rec Complex

58834

M-W: 3/10-4/16

9:00-9:45 am

Nancy Shallenberger

$48 (12 classes)

Franciscan Rec Complex

58835

M-W: 5/5-5/21

9:00-9:45 am

Nancy Shallenberger

$24 (6 classes)

Franciscan Rec Complex

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

Code

Day-Date

Time

Instructor

Fee

Location

58836

Tu-Th: 1/14-2/20

5:00-5:45 pm

Mary Hudson

$48 (12 classes)

Franciscan Rec Complex

58837

Tu-Th: 3/11-4/17

5:00-5:45 pm

Mary Hudson

$48 (12 classes)

Franciscan Rec Complex

58838

Tu-Th: 5/6-5/20

5:00-5:45 pm

Mary Hudson

$24 (6 classes)

Franciscan Rec Complex

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Tai Chi Stretching and turning within a sequence of movements that improve the health of body, mind & spirit. Can reduce tension, improve circulation and balance while increasing strength & flexibility. A wonderful class with Jan Bishop.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Instructor

Fee

Location

58876

M-W: 1/20-2/12

3:15-4:00 pm

Jan Bishop

$32 (8 classes)

Lakeview Rec Center

59849

M-W: 2/17-3/12

3:15-4:00 pm

Jan Bishop

$32 (8 classes)

Lakeview Rec Center

59850

M-W: 3/17-4/9

3:15-4:00 pm

Jan Bishop

$32 (8 classes)

Lakeview Rec Center

58876

M-W: 4/14-5/7

3:15-4:00 pm

Jan Bishop

$32 (8 classes)

Lakeview Rec Center

58958

M-W: 1/20-2/12

5:30-6:15 pm

Jan Bishop

$32 (8 classes)

Lakeview Rec Center

58959

M-W: 2/17-3/12

5:30-6:15 pm

Jan Bishop

$32 (8 classes)

Lakeview Rec Center

58960

M-W: 3/17-4/9

5:30-6:15 pm

Jan Bishop

$32 (8 classes)

Lakeview Rec Center

58952

M-W: 4/14-5/7

5:30-6:15 pm

Jan Bishop

$32 (8 classes)

Lakeview Rec Center

MUSIC AND ARTS FOR 50+ ADULTS Beginner I Piano & Theory If you have always wanted to play the piano, or if you have taken lessons as a child (or as an adult) and quit, sign up for this fun class and learn from the very beginning. It is a relaxing and rewarding hobby. Ask for a supply list at registration and bring all supplies to first class.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

58890

Tu: 1/21-3/25

2:00-2:50 pm

Maureen Murphy-Eaton

$120/$140

Don’s Music Land

58891

Tu: 4/8-5/13

2:00-2:50 pm

Maureen Murphy-Eaton

$72/$90

Don’s Music Land

Intermediate Piano & Theory This class is for students who have taken Beginner I Piano & Theory, for students who have taken lessons with another teacher and know how to read Treble & Bass staff notes. Students learn at their own pace by being taught individually in a group atmosphere, by wearing ear phones (with adaptor) that plugs into the piano.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Instructor

Fee-R/NR

Location

58893

Tu: 1/21-3/25

1:00-1:50 pm

Maureen Murphy-Eaton

$120/$140

Don’s Music Land

58894

Tu: 4/8-5/13

1:00-1:50 pm

Maureen Murphy-Eaton

$72/$90

Don’s Music Land

Nena

Mature Readers Book Discussion Group with barb peters (for ages 50+) Discuss a great book and enjoy some refreshments the last Wednesday of each month from 2:15-3:15 pm at Humana (7915 N. Hale Ave, Ste. D, Peoria, IL). For more information, call 681-2859. Jan. 29, 2014: The Forgetting Tree by Tatjana Soli

April 30, 2014: The Piano Teacher by Lyn York

Feb. 26, 2014: Peoria Reads: Warriors Don’t Cry by Melba Pattido Beals

May 28, 2014: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Mar. 26, 2014: State of Wonder by Anne Platchett

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Hardware 1415 W. Forrest Hill • Peoria

688-9700

QUALITY SERVICE SINCE 1979

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

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fun and adventure for young, active 50+ adults

COMPUTER CLASSES FOR 50+ ADULTS All computer classes take place at Von Steuben School (801 W. Forrest Hill) and are taught by Lee Ann Kriegshauser.

Let’s Start From Scratch

Microsoft Word Continued

Microsoft PowerPoint

This is an introductory course designed for the user who has little or no experience. Explore a wide range of computer tasks, including how to operate a mouse and keyboard. We will also cover the components of a Windows-based system, (working with icons, scrollbars, menus, toolbars, etc.), customizing the desktop, the correct way to shut down the computer, and much more. Fee: $40.

Designed as an intermediate class, students will learn more about the vast array of 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.

Powerpoint is not just for the office! Create your own slide show presentations quickly and with little fuss. You will learn how to add text and images to slides, apply design templates, transitions, animations and more. Students should be proficient with the mouse. Fee: $40.

Code

Day-Date

Time

58880

Th: 1/16 and 1/23

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, and then work with CDs, DVDs and flash drives to back up and/or transfer their files. Fee: $40.

Code

Day-Date

Time

58884

Th: 2/27 and 3/6

6-8 pm

Explore the World Wide Web Chances are you have already begun to get familiar with the Internet. You will learn to customize your browsing experience, as well as learn about URLs, how to create favorites, and search for the answers to your questions. Students should be proficient with the mouse and be comfortable with managing multiple Windows. Fee: $20.

Code

Day-Date

Time

58881

Th: 3/27

6-8 pm

Code

Day-Date

Time

Working with Images and More

58882

Th: 1/30 and 1/23

6-8 pm

You’re going to love this! For the user who would like to get more creative with their Microsoft Word documents, this course will teach you how to insert images, pictures, borders, and more 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.

Introduction to Microsoft Word Learn basic formatting tools in Microsoft Word to help you accomplish everyday tasks, such as cut/copy/paste, changing the font type, size and color, changing margins and spacing, creating headers and footers, printing envelopes, and much more. Students should be proficient with the mouse. Fee: $40.

Code

Day-Date

Time

Code

Day-Date

Time

58883

Th: 2/13 and 2/20

6-8 pm

58885

Th: 4/10 and 4/17

6-8 pm

Code

Day-Date

Time

58886

Th: 4/24 and 5/1

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

58887

Th: 5/8 and 5/15

6-8 pm

ASSORTED GAMES and CLUBS FOR 50+ ADULTS Mah Jong A fun and challenging table game that teaches skill, strategy and calculation as you exercise your mental muscles and enjoy some fun with friends. New and experienced players welcome. This is American style Mah Jong and not the computer game. Peggy Whaley will be available to instruct new players. Location: Lakeview Rec Center

Code

Day-Date

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1-3 pm

$3 drop in or $25 for 10 visit punch card

Peoria Area Duplicate Bridge Club This group meets Tuesdays and Friday, 11AM -3PM and Tuesdays at 6:00 pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 7403 N. Radnor Road. Bridge lessons are available by appointment. Refreshments available. Contact Bernie Riley at 309-251-1151 for more information.

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Check out all the activities that happen during this inspirational annual event! Athletic Events

Track & Field (50, 100, & 200 meter dash, 400, 800 & 1500 meter run, 1500 meter race walk, discus, high jump, shot put, standing long jump, running long jump); Swimming (25, 50, 100 & 200 yard freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke & butterfly); Indoor Short Course Triathlon, Cycling (5K & 10K time trial, 20K & 40K road race); Tennis, Golf, Basketball, Badminton, Pickleball, Weight Lifting and more!

Less Athletic Events

Table Tennis, Bowling, Billiards, Clay Shoot, Pistol Shoot, Archery, Horseshoes, Bean Bags, Soccer Kick, Football Throw, Softball Throw, Shuffleboard, Frisbee Throw and more!

Non-Athletic “Just for Fun” Events

Wii Bowling, Bingo, Texas Hold ‘em, Washer Toss, Ladder “Bolo” Golf and more!

Art Events

Visual Arts: painting, photography, drawing, pottery, sculpture, jewelry, knitting, quilting, stained glass, woodworking and more! Literary Arts: non-fiction, fiction and poetry Performing Arts: instrumental, vocal, drama, storytelling, reading and dance

Learn more at: www.hoiseniorgames.org. Call Mariah Schultz at (309) 681-2860 for more information! Check us out on Facebook and Pinterest!

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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! 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

FREE $2.50

THE GARDEN SHOP The Garden Shop is the place for gifts, seasonal dĂŠcor, 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 an area of the Garden or the Conservatory for your next party, meeting, or wedding. See pages 100-101 for details or call 686-3362.

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 681-3506 for details or stop by the Gift Shop Tuesdays through Fridays for more information.

Horticultural Presentations and Tours 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 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.

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.

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Garden Events - Just Drop In! National Public Garden Day Friday, 5/9 • 10 am-5 pm Free admission, donations accepted Luthy Botanical Garden is participating in National Public Garden Day! Come celebrate with us with free admission for all visitors.

Orchid Show Sunday, 5/11 (Mother’s Day) • 12-4 pm Free admission for mothers and grandmothers Come see our Conservatory’s orchid collection, featuring exotic new acquisitions. In cooperation with the Peoria Orchid Society, we will have many beautiful orchids on display, as well as experts on hand with information regarding care and maintenance. Bring your special mom, sister, aunt, grandmother or friend to our Orchid Show this Mother’s Day.

NEW! Mother’s Day Tea Sunday, 5/11 • 12-2 pm • Register by 5/6 Treat your Mom to an elegant Afternoon Tea in a beautiful spring garden setting. You will be served cocktail sandwiches, desserts and various teas. In addition, your registration also includes admission to the Orchid Show. This event is by reservation only and limited to 100 people; call 309.681.3506 for reservations or more information. Registration for the event is $10/adult, $5/child (ages 6-12) or free/child (5 & under).

Open Memorial Day Monday, 5/26 • 10 am-5 pm • Regular admission applies

NEW! Summer Plant Sale and Craft Show June 6-7 • Free admission, donations accepted In addition to our Summer Plant Sale, we will have a new Craft Show, spotlighting local crafts and vendors. Running Friday and Saturday, the Craft Show will be set up throughout the Garden. This is a beautiful way to enjoy the Garden. Come check it out!

Father’s Day at Luthy Botanical Garden Sunday, 6/15 • 10 am-5 pm Free admission for fathers and grandfathers

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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 and 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. - Six classes held over just two Saturdays on March 29 and April 5. - All classes in this series will be held at the new Tropical Classroom (at the former Zoo entrance) - There is a minimum of four and a maximum of 30 participants for each class - Save money and register for all six classes using CODE: 59244 Fee-M/NM: $55/$75

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#1. NEW! Embrace Spring

58752

Sa: 3/29

10-11 am

$10/$13

58795

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12:30-1:30 pm

$10/$13

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Sa: 3/29

1:45-3:15 pm

$10/$13

58737

Sa: 4/5

10-11 am

$10/$13

58739

Sa: 4/5

12:30-1:30 pm

$10/$13

58751

Sa: 4/13

1:45-3:30 pm

$12/$15

Start the garden season with a new outlook, some fresh ideas, new concepts, new plants—even some new tools! Our goal with this class is to help you enhance your garden and hone your gardening skills for the upcoming season.

#2. Vegetable Gardening 101 A very popular class that has been enhanced with vegetable gardening basics—soil building, weed control techniques, succession planting, harvest tips and much more.

#3. NEW! Organic Lawn Care: Working with Nature Get real! It’s a lawn, not Augusta, and you are not hosting the Masters! Consider the true cost of lawn chemicals and fertilizers in dollars, water, labor, environment and even your health. In this new class, we will explore organic lawn care and how you can work with nature to develop a healthier lawn, garden and home.

#4. NEW! Botany for Caffeine Fiends: Exploring Tea and Coffee A great way to start your Saturday morning, our discussion will include the botany, history, culture and processing of these two revered beverages. From Earl Grey to Oolong and Light Roast to Espresso, we will cover it all. Of course, tea and coffee tasting will be included in this class.

#5. NEW! Presto! You have Pesto! In this class, we will explore a number of different Pesto recipes, from traditional to some not so traditional. Pesto is a very versatile sauce and can be used as a bruschetta topping, on pasta, on meats and even in soups. Of course, there will be some tasty samples.

#6. Tantalizing Trough Gardens: A Hypertufa Workshop Back by popular demand! We will explore trough garden design and planting in the first half and finish off the class with a hands-on workshop where participants will create a hypertufa trough for their garden. Materials will be provided; however, we ask that you bring a 2x2’ piece of plywood to transport your trough. This is a garden project; dress accordingly and bring durable gloves.

Garden Walks with an Exuberant Gardener

Container Gardens for Kids with Elona Mason

Su: 1/5, 2/9, 3/9, 4/6, 5/4 • 1-2 pm Fee: Standard Admission We will spotlight the attractive trees, shrubs, grasses and perennials of the Garden, as well as the structure and its importance in creating a garden for all four seasons. Please dress for the weather. No need to register—just come to the Garden Shop, and we will start our walk from there.

Saturday, 5/10 • 10-11 am • Ages 6-13 Min/Max: 4/20 • Fee-M/NM: $8/$10 Register using CODE: 59123 Not sure what to get Mom for Mother’s Day? We can help! We’ll show you how to design, create and plant a fun container garden. We will provide the container and plants to craft your special gift. Dress for a mess and plan to have a great time!

NEW! Summer Garden Tours Sundays June-August • 1-2 pm Regular admission applies Every Sunday in June, July and August, Luthy Botanical Garden will feature garden tours starting at 1:00 p.m. Enjoy a closer look at the Botanical Garden! No need to register— just come to the Garden Shop, and we will start our walk from there.

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Forest Park Nature Center

5809 N. Forest Park Drive, Peoria Heights • 686-3360 Trailhead Nature Store

Traveling Naturalists are available to present a 45-minute interpretive program for your classroom, garden club, scout group or other civic organization. Fees start at $60.

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.

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.

MANAGER JD Russell jdrussell@peoriaparks.org

Forest Park has professional presenters who are available to speak to your group on a range of subjects, including Bird Life of Central Illinois, Ecology of the Illinois River Bluffs, Native Wildflowers and Trees of Illinois, local outdoor recreational areas, NonToxic Alternatives for Body & Home, and Groups that Meet at FPNC more. Call the Nature Center for details and Central Illinois Herpetological Society to book a presentation. Public meetings on the first Thursday of every month at 7 pm. Come and share or learn about the fascinating world of amphibEducational Programs ians and reptiles. Contact Doug Holmes at We offer many ways for students to learn (309) 682-3938, centralillinoisherp.com or about the natural world. Call 686-3360 for dhlms12@att.net for more information. a brochure on any of the following:

Rent the nature center pg. 100-101 birthdays at fpnc pg. 98-99 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, a 10% discount in the Trailhead Nature Store, reduced fees for classes and concerts, plus membership privileges at more than 130 nature centers in North America.

LIKE us on FACEBOOK! www.facebook.com/ForestParkNatureCenter

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Rent the Nature Center Our beautiful “A” frame building adds rustic charm to events at an affordable price. With seating for up to 80 people, plus audiovisual equipment, rentals start at $30/hour with a minimum of 3 hours. The adjoining grounds make a special setting ideal for outdoor weddings and gatherings.

Presentations

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).

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 special topic, just call the naturalist ahead of time to discuss the tour. These tours last from 1 to 1.5 hours. Fees are as follows: • During museum hours: $55 per naturalist, up to 30 people • After museum hours: $60 per naturalist, up to 30 people The Prairie School Project is a multi-disciplinary prairie curriculum for students in grades K-5. This project encourages teachers to use hands-on materials to teach science, math, English and art. To receive the materials and training on how to use them, please call Forest Park Nature Center.

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

Peoria Audubon Society Join us for a guest speaker followed by discussion and refreshments. Meets: 2nd Wednesday of month, September-May. Visit www.peoriaaudubon.org for more information. Upcoming Meetings: 1/8: Membership Meeting – Annual Potluck & Slide/Media Show – 6:30 pm 2/12: Insect Populations in Illinois Prairies by John Mori – 7:00 pm


Walks & Programs at Forest Park Nature Center Pre-Registration Required Birding Tour of the Illinois River This trip will take in some of the bird migration hotspots along the Illinois River; spots renowned for both scenic quality and bird diversity. After meeting at the Nature Center, we will travel south along the east shore of the river stopping at Spring Lake and Chautauqua, have a catered lunch overlooking the Dickson Mounds complex, then proceed to one of the largest wetland restoration projects in the world, the Nature Prairie Garden Workshop Participants will learn the basics of starting Conservancy’s Emiquon Preserve. From there, we will move on to Rice Lake and their own native prairie garden at home. We will discuss the benefits of native land- Banner Marsh. Trip leaders: Maury Brucker and Mike Miller of Peoria Audubon Society. scaping, how to propagate prairie plants, and planning your garden to work with your PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Call 686site. Participants will then get to take home 3360 for more info and registration. Age: 14+. Fee: $35, $30/FPNC and Peoria a prairie plant to start their own garden! Audubon Member. Max. participants: 20. Instructor: Kristi Shoemaker. Fee: $15 Code Date Time Code

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59249

Sa: 4/12

10 am-12 pm

59273

Sa: 3/1

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Subject

59265

Th: 1/9

Eagles on the Illinois River

59266

Th: 2/6

Hibernation

59267

Th: 3/6

Be Prepared

59268

Th: 4/3

Botany Basics

59269

Th: 5/15

Pond Study at Camp Wokanda

Join these restoration workdays and meet new people, learn about native (and non-native) flora and fauna, have some fun, and get some exercise! Bring gloves and water and dress appropriately for an outdoor experience. Call JD Russell at 686-3360 for further information. Or, just show up at one of N VOLUNTEER the workdays listed below. EVENT! See pg. 95

Garlic Mustard Melee Please spend what time you can helping us control this plant that is spreading rapidly! A short presentation on garlic mustard identification will precede the control efforts. Day-Dates Time Sa: 5/3 10 am-1 pm Sa: 5/17 1-4 pm *other dates and times by appointment

Detweiller, Forest Park and Associated Areas Periodic outings are offered by our stewards. Call JD Russell at 686-3360 for information.

Singing Woods Meet at Forest Park Nature Center. Contact Steve Meismer at 692-9724 or smeismer2@ comcast.net. Day-Date Time Sa: 3/22, 4/26, 5/24 8 am-12 pm

Home School Nature Classes This series of programs is for children who want to learn about Illinois’ natural world. These sessions will vary in topic and structure and children will participate in hands-on activities aimed at increasing their knowledge and interest in each topic. Warm clothes required as there will be outside field trips. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Age: 6-12. Time: 10-11:30 am. Fee: $6/class/child (max of $18/family). Parents are free.

Peoria Wilds Ecological Restoration Workdays

Springdale Cemetery Savanna

Build a Recycled Birdfeeder Get ready for spring! Create and decorate your own birdfeeder using recycled materials. Be prepared to have fun and get a little messy. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Age: 5-11. Fee: $6, $5/CORE member Code

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Time

59282

Sa: 3/15

10:00 am

Nature Photography Workshop with Justin Dwyer Get hands-on experience in this introductory digital photography workshop. Learn basic principles of nature photography and explore photo editing software used by photographers. Includes lecture and practical applications. Please bring your camera. Max. participants: 20. Fee: $25/person. Code

Date

Time

59281

Sa: 4/5

9 am-3 pm

Meet at the Springdale Cemetery office on Prospect Avenue. Contact John McGreal at 630-2158204 or johnpmcgreal@gmail.com. Day-Date Time Sa: 2/1, 3/1, 4/5, 5/3 8-11 am

Robinson Park Meet at the west parking lot at Robinson Park (nearest Knoxville Ave.) on Mossville Road. Contact steward Adam Rieger at 645-2354 or adam@signsmatter.com Day-Date Time Sa: 1/4, 2/1, 3/1, 4/5, 5/3 9 am-12 pm

Camp Wokanda Meet in the lower parking lot at Camp Wokanda. Call 579-2157 for more information. Day-Date Time 2/6, 3/20, 4/22, 5/3, 5/6 9 am – 12 pm

Rocky Glen Hill Prairie Area Meet in the parking lot at Jimmy’s Bar, 2801 W. Farmington Rd, West Peoria. Contact steward David Pittman 573-2354 or dvdpttmn@aol.com. Day-Dates Time 1/19, 2/16, 3/16, 4/13, 5/11 9 am – 12 pm

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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

River Spirit Flute Circle

Every Monday • 5:30-6:45 pm • Ages 8+ Fee: 4 classes for $36, 8 classes for $64 or $10 drop in Experience the benefits of yoga in the tranquil setting of Forest Park Nature Center. 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.

Saturdays, 1/18, 2/15, 3/15, 4/26 • 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 1/4, 2/1, 3/1, 4/12. Contact Bonnie Cox at ilmidwife@comcast.net for details.

Old Time Folk and 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.

Winter Wonder Walks Saturdays, 1/4 and 2/1 • 9:30 am Watch the wonderful world of nature unfold on these naturalist guided tours. We explore animal tracks in the snow and learn how animals cope with the season. Dress warm!

Animal Encounters 1:30-2 pm • Sundays, 1/12 and 2/2 (Insects and Spiders) • 1/26 and 2/9 (Snakes and Turtles) Feel the smooth scales of a snake slide through your hand, hear the hiss of a giant cockroach, and see a tarantula up close and personal. This short program will give you a new respect for some “critters” who definitely don’t fit into the cute, furry, cuddly mold, but are nonetheless some of nature’s greatest creatures.

Owl Prowl at Forest Park Tuesdays, 1/7 and 2/4 • 6-7 pm • Ages 5+ 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!

Eagles on the Illinois River Saturday, 1/11 • 10-11:30 am Each year hundreds of bald eagles overwinter in the Illinois River Valley. We dedicate this program to the appreciation of these incredible birds of prey as the Peoria Audubon Society, Wildlife Prairie State Park and Forest Park Nature Center offer a presentation with a live bald eagle and tours to view them in the wild along the Illinois river!

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Forest Park Book Sale Saturday, 2/8 • 9 am-5 pm Sunday, 2/9 • 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. 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 Saturday, 3/8 • 10 am • Best for ages 3-7 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!

3rd Annual Reverse Science Fair Monday, 1/20 • 10 am-2 pm (drop in anytime) • Fee: $4, $3/CORE Member This Martin Luther King Day, keep your kids in elementary school and junior high learning on their day off 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.

Leafless Tree ID Saturdays, 2/16, 2/23 • 1:30 pm • Ages 12+ Learn the naked truth! Winter tree identification should not “leaf” you “stumped!” Learn how to easily identify native trees in the winter. Winter tree finders and a variety of field guides are available in the store.


Drop-In Walks & Programs at Forest Park Nature Center Continued 10th Annual Earth Day Festival

Signs of Spring

Saturday, 4/19 • 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 from Patchouli and others, great local food, educational materials, hands-on demos, kids’ crafts and face painting. Register to win door prizes and enjoy our annual Earth Day Sale.

Sundays, 5/4 and 5/18 • 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.

Wildflower Walk Wednesdays, 4/30, 5/14, 5/28 • 10 am 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.

Mother’s Day Hike Sunday, 5/11 • 1:30 pm Enjoy the beauty of Forest Park as we stroll through the woods to see what Mother Nature has to offer. Each mother in attendance will receive a small Mother’s Day gift.

The woods will ring with music at our monthly concert series featuring some of the best singer-songwriters and folk musicians anywhere! Concert fees: $7/adult; $6/ages 12 and under ($1 discount for CORE members). Saturday, January 11: Tom Kastle Tom Kastle is a singer, songwriter, sailor and teller of tales who has one foot in the modern singer/songwriter world and the other planted in the traditional maritime realm where he is a shanty and ballad singer and a tall ship captain. For more information about Tom Kastle, visit: http://www.tomkastle.com Saturday, February 8: Barry Cloyd’s Celtricity Barry is a Midwestern based singer/songwriter who has spent over four decades perfecting a guitar and vocal style that weaves the genres of Blues, Folk, Celtic, and Country into a unique blend all his own. This concert will also feature Tom “TJ” Jones, Bruce Bergethon and Tony Crowe. For more information about Barry Cloyd’s Celtricity, visit: http://barrycloyd.com Saturday, March 8: Bucky Halker Bucky Halker is a folksinger, writer, rocker, scholar, labor songst er, alt-country twanger. He writes songs with the passion of a music historian and the artistry of an accomplished musician. For more information about Bucky Halker, visit: http://www.buckyhalker.com Saturday, April 12: Wil Maring Wil Maring has become a highly acclaimed songwriter with her beautiful airy vocal style and heartfelt lyrics, which have raised the eyebrows of the acoustic music world in recent years. For more information about Wil Maring, visit: http://www.wilmaring.com 2014 Winter/Spring Playbook

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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 Pg. 100-101

Event Rentals Dining Hall (capacity: 250)

Drop-In Events Full Moon Owl Prowls

Camping Accommodations Ridge Cabins (capacity: 20/cabin) 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; $135/weekend

Valley Cabins (capacity: 12/cabin)

Over 4,000 sq. ft. facility for large groups. Tables, chairs, benches, restrooms, kitchen and Iroquois cabin are included in rental. Available: Spring, Summer & Fall $450/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; $85/weekend

O.A. Lodge (capacity: 75)

Group Tent Sites (capacity: 10/site)

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 also available. Available: Year-round $180/day (24 hours)

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) Five 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 $20 for a half bin or $40 for a full bin. Downed and dead wood can be used by registered campers free of charge.

Looking for a beautiful, rustic place to say “I Do”? Consider renting out Camp Wokanda! Call 309-579-2157 for more details about using Camp Wokanda as a wedding venue.

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Canoes Five canoes are available by reservation as staffing permits. Canoe rental includes paddles & personal floatation devices. $10/hr per canoe with a 2 hour minimum.

Th: 1/16 • 6:30 pm Sa: 2/15 • 6:30 pm Native owls of northern Illinois begin their mating season in January and will continue to be most active through the end of February. Each owl prowl will lead nature seekers on a night hike while calling a variety of species. We will use the light from the night’s sky to our viewing advantage. The fun begins in the lower parking lot, please dress accordingly. These events are free, but donations are always welcome.

Open Ice Fishing Sa: 1/25 • 9 am-12 pm Enjoy the well-stocked waters of Davis Lake on top of the ice. Participants will be shown how and where to use a hand auger. Catch and release only. Pole rental $1, donations are accepted.

Restoration Days Th: 2/6 • 9 am-12 pm Th: 3/20 • 9 am-12 pm Meet in the lower parking lot of Camp Wokanda.

2nd Annual Garlic Mustard Challenge Camp Wokanda will be challenging Forest Park Nature Center and Sommer Park to see which location can pull the most garlic mustard. Check the trailheads at each site to find descriptive flyers that will guide restoration enthusiasts to this nuisance species as well as drop-off points to leave the full bags, which will be provided. Group pulls are scheduled to begin in April and continue throughout May. We are calling all hikers and volunteers to be active during May’s invasive species month and do their part in knocking back the garlic mustard in the Peoria area.


Drop-In Events Continued Nature Hike Su: 3/16 • 1:30 pm • Free Meet in the lower parking lot for a brisk nature hike throughout Camp Wokanda’s scenic trails with our natural specialist as your guide. Please dress accordingly for the temperatures and the terrain. Moderate hiking trails with ridges, valleys, and stairways; however, may be a bit more strenuous in March when snow is present.

Constellation Hike F: 4/11 • 8:00 pm • Free Witness the star-blanketed skies on a night hike throughout our natural areas. The leaves will not yet be on the trees, so the views in our forests should be fantastic. The hike will end in the lower parking lot for the group to discover and discuss the constellations over a hot cup of cocoa.

Restoration Days: Garlic Mustard Group Pulls Tu: 4/22 • 9:00 am-12:00 pm • Sa: 5/3 • 9:00 am-12:00 pm Tu: 5/6 • 9:00 am-12:00 pm Please bring gloves if you have them. Note: no open toed shoes and pants are best attire for walking off-trail. Meet in the lower parking lot of Camp Wokanda.

Open Fishing Sa: 4/26 • 8:00-11:00 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.

If your school group is interested in having Camp Wokanda host a program such as a nature hike, pond, studies, or a specific science class, please contact our office at (309) 579-2157. Program rates range from $3.00 a student/ teachers and leaders no charge.

Camp Wokanda Programs - Registration Required For registration please contact Camp Wokanda office at (309) 579-2157. Sewing Basics Tu: 2/18 • 5:00-8:00 pm • $10/person Join us at Camp Wokanda’s OA Lodge for instruction on basic sewing skills presented by InkyFriends. This hands-on workshop will cover skills such as cutting fabric, reading and applying patterns, and how to use a sewing machine. Participants will then put their knowledge to use and make their own item to take home. Machines, fabric, and tools will be provided. However, feel free to bring along your personal items to use or share.

1, 2, 3…Garden! Sa: 3/08 • 9:00 am-12:00 pm • $10/person Think spring and let InkyFriends help you get prepared for springtime gardens. This workshop will focus on vegetable gardens - when and how to start seeds indoors and how to prep your outdoor garden space to be ready for spring planting. Instruction will be followed by a hands-on portion to send gardeners home with a 4-pack of veggies!

Wedding Planning Workshop

“Experiment” Camp Wokanda Sa: 4/20 • 1:00-4:00 pm • $6/person, $25/max per family Celebrate Earth Day by getting a hands-on experience with Earth and Environmental Science experimentation. Multiple stations will be waiting for kids of all ages to dig into science while learning from professionals. Learn, ask questions, and get your hands dirty in the OA Lodge. Walk-ins welcome, but registration is suggested.

Wildflower Walk /Forestry Demonstration Th: 5/1 • 9:30 am-12:00 pm • $5/person Welcome spring by hiking alongside blooming woodland wildflowers and learning about nature through a guided tour with a naturalist. You will learn to identify native spring flowers on a nature tour as well as how to preserve them. InkyFriends will present instruction on how to press, dip, and dry a variety of provided flowers.

Su: 3/23 • 2:00-5:00 pm • $8/person Wedding season is on its way! Here’s your opportunity to make sure you are covering all your bases. InkyFriends are here to help guide you through the organization process for the big day. Join us to view rental facilities, get decorating ideas, and view set-up of previous weddings held at Camp Wokanda. Walk-ins welcome, but registration is suggested.

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Sommer Park

6329 Koerner Road, Edwards • 691-8423 AT A GLANCE Sommer Park encompasses 320 acres of rolling meadows, prairies, farmland and open woodlands. It is a use-by-reservation facility that offers private picnics and outings for groups of up to 1000, March through November. MANAGER Tom Miller tmiller@peoriaparks.org Birthday parties See pg. 98-99 Rent-a-Shelter See pg. 100-102 for details Shelter Rental This is the ideal setting for your group’s outing whether it’s a picnic, neighborhood party or family reunion. From volleyball and horseshoes to canoeing and hiking, we’ll help design an outing just for you. Groups may obtain permission to supply their own beer and wine. Fees (per person) Children ages 5-10 Children 4 and under

$2.25 $1.05 Free

Different minimums apply depending on rental area. Call to learn about our Prairie Shelter, Woodland Shelter, Porch, Fire Circle or Schoolhouse.

Wedding-Civil Union Chapel The Prairie Schoolhouse is host to weddings/ civil unions with large windows, tin lanterns and a tree draped background. The affordable fee of $300.00 makes this a perfect site with seating for 70 people. Wedding Reception or Special Events Venue 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 receptions over the years. Full day rental is only $500.00 with the ability to serve alcohol and choose your own catering company. A must see for that special occasion or fundraiser. Photography Site Rental Looking to take senior portraits, engagement/ wedding/family photos with a unique setting? The Pioneer Homestead contains an 1850 style building and trees/native grasses suited for that ideal pose. Call the park for standard rental rate information.

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Civil War Spring Drill $3/person • Sa: 5/3 • 10 am-5 pm Su: 5/4 • 10 am-2 pm Come experience the daily life of men and women during the Civil War and watch them in action. 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.

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Hummingbird Tour to Hummingbird Haven Sa: 4/26 • Depart Sommer Park at 8:30 am, return by 2 pm • $12 Interested in attracting hummingbirds birds to your backyard? Learn about these special birds from Lois White of Hummingbird Haven in Smithfield. Day includes departure from Sommer Park in vans, 2 hours at Hummingbird Haven, lunch (at own expense at local restaurant) and back to park. Reserve a spot by April 24 at Sommer Park by calling 309-691-8423 .

50 Years of Sommer Park!

Peoria Park District took ownership of 320 acres of land in rural Peoria County on May 15, 1964. Over the course of the year, activities will be held to highlight 50 years of Sommer Park. Please feel free to share any old pictures, school stories, or craft items from your adventures at Sommer Park.

Ancient Oaks Day Camp (AODC) Camper-Staff Reunion AODC is celebrating its 44th year of camp, so come celebrate with former campers and staff for a day of fun around the “singing tree”, hiking the enchanted trail, canoeing or looking for Old Man Whistler. Watch for details for this summer event on Sommer Park’s Facebook page.

50 Year Anniversary Hikes Sa: 2/22, 3/29, 4/26 • 10 am-12 pm Enjoy this new “off season” program while exploring natural features, wildlife and history found on the diverse trails of our park. For information and/ or to reserve you spot, please call Sommer Park. Donations accepted.

The Sommer Park Teams Course is a series of 12 initiatives strategically laid out in a woodland setting. This series of puzzles, obstacles, and challenges, by their design, will demand communication, cooperation, and trust. At its very basic, a teams course is fun. But it also allows for high quality, structured, and purposeful learning. Enjoy being a player in the Human Foosball court. For: 8-30 participants, ages 11+. Fee: Please call Sommer Park for details.


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

Springfield Resale Shopping 59871

$28

Th: 3/20

Bloomington Resale Shopping

Call for a detailed catalog: 681-2863 Office located in the Glen Oak Park Pavilion Gambling Trips $16 $16

$22

Sa: 3/22

Gurnee Mills, IL 59701

$66

Sa: 3/29

Shop Aurora Premium Outlet Mall, Aurora

Catfish Bend Casino, Burlington, IA 59726 59727

59868

54925

W: 1/15 W: 3/12

$36

Su: 4/27

Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg, IL

Isle of Capri and Jumer’s Casino, Rock Island

59722

59747 59748

Regional Trips

$16 $16

Tu: 1/21 F: 3/21

Jumer’s Casino, Rock Island 59737 59738 59739 59740

$16 $16 $16 $16

F: 1/31 Su: 2/23 M: 3/17 Su: 4/6

Rhythm City and Jumer’s Casino, Rock Island 59731 59732

$16 $16

Tu: 2/11 Tu: 4/22

Chicago Symphony Orchestra with Yo-Yo Ma, Chicago 58226

$132

F: 1/31

58185

American Passion Play, Bloomington 59682

$48

Sa: 4/12

“Once,” the Musical, St. Louis 57992

$138

Sa: 4/19

Organ Extravaganza, Rialto Square Theatre, Joliet 59296

58006 58005

$98

Sa: 4/26

58116

$102

Su: 2/16

57993

$162

Sa: 2/22

W: 4/30 Sa: 5/31

$96

W: 5/7

Simply Diamond, Circa ’21 Dinner Theatre, Rock Island 59765

“Phantom of the Opera,” Cadillac Palace Theatre, Chicago

$154 $154

“Always a Bridesmaid,” Circa ‘21 Dinner Theatre, Rock Island 58117

“The Buddy Holly Story,” Circa ’21 Theatre Dinner Theatre, Rock Island

$98

Th: 7/10

“Fiddler on the Roof,” Circa ’21 Dinner Theatre, Rock Island 58112

$102

Su: 7/13

“Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating and Marriage,” Circa ’21 Dinner Theatre, Rock Island

Shopping Trips

59768

$98

59718

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W: 3/12

W: 6/11

International Dog Show, Chicago

Hollywood and Harrah’s Combo, Joliet “Motown the Musical,” 59723 $26 Tu: 3/20 Oriental Theatre, Chicago

Concerts/Shows

$54

Shopping in Chicago $54

Sa: 3/15

$74

Sa: 2/22

Maple Syrup Festival, Rockville, IN 59844

$66

Sa: 3/1

Doll, Toy and Bear Show and Sale, Maquoketa, IA 59758

$58

Su: 3/9

Chicago Flower and Garden Show, Navy Pier 59680

$68

Tu: 3/18

Choice of Museum Drop-offs 59700

$56

Sa: 4/5

Hodgson Mill, Effingham, IL 59707

$72

Th: 4/24

Kalona Quilt Show and Sale, Iowa 59872

$78

F: 4/25


Sanfilippo Mansion Tour and “Place de la Musique” 59862

$106

Tu: 4/29

Tom Sawyer Days, Hannibal, Missouri 59864

TBA

Sa: 7/5

Pella Tulip Festival, Pella, Iowa

Chinatown Food Tasting and Cultural Walking Tour, Chicago

59863

59754

$75

Th: 5/1

$124

Th: 8/21

Twin Groves Wind Farm, ISU Farm, Beer Nuts, Bloomington, IL

Amish Country Cheese Festival, Arthur, Illinois

59717

59866

$38

Th: 5/8

Allerton Park Tour and Lunch, Monticello, IL 59683

$72

Tu: 5/20

Arlington Race Course 59875

$108

Th: 5/22

Fun in Amish Country with the Vagabond Escorts 59716

$80

Th: 5/29

Tremont Turkey Festival 59865

TBA

Sa: 6/7

59721

$86

W: 6/11

Lincoln Home and Museum, Springfield, IL 59751

$64

Sa: 6/21

Sa: 8/30

Clark County Mule Festival, Kahoka, MO 59755

$60

Sa: 9/20

Extended Trips

House on the Rock, Frank Lloyd Wright, Taliesin, Wisconsin Dells TBA

TBA

Tu: 6/10-Th: 6/12

A Week in New York City 59337

$2398* Tu: 6/3-M: 6/9

Mid Winter Miami and Key West, FL 58118

$859*

Sa: 2/15-Su: 2/23

Washington, DC and Mt. Vernon 58121

$719*

Th: 6/12-W: 6/18

New Orleans, LA 58123

$659*

Su: 3/16-Sa: 3/22

Iceland, Land of Fire and Ice 58108

$2539* W: 7/9-M: 7/14

Dallas and Ft. Worth, TX 58138

Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament

TBA

$645*

W: 3/26-Tu: 4/1

Southern Gospel Jubilee, Nashville, IN

Galena Overnight at the DeSoto House 59763 $428* F: 7/11-Su: 7/13 59873

$172*

W: 3/27-Th: 3/27

Beijing City Stay, Beijing, China 58177

$2749* Tu: 4/8-W: 4/16

Bourbon, Corvettes and Horses, Kentucky Adventure 59675

$768*

F: 4/25-M: 4/28

Savannah, Jekyll Island and Charleston, SC 58119

$659*

Su: 4/27-Sa: 5/3

Alberta and the Canadian Rockies 58228

$2899* Sa: 7/12-Su: 7/20

Montreal, Quebec and the Island of Coudres 59674

$1295* Su: 8/17-W: 8/27

Grand Canyon and The Hoover Dam 58172 $999* Tu: 9/9-F: 9/19

Michigan Lighthouse Tour 59752

$1598* Su: 9/21-Sa: 9/27

Hillbilly Shotgun Weddin’, Nashville, IN 59843

$258*

W: 5/14-Th: 5/15

Atlantic City, Philadelphia and New York 58175

$595*

Sa: 5/17-F: 5/23

Santa Fe and Albuquerque, NM 58222

$839*

Sa: 6/1-M: 6/9

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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. Roller Skating- Rock and Jam

All Star Basketball Game

Sa: 1/18 • 5-7 pm • Proctor Center 4+ volunteers (14+)

F: 4/4 • 2-5 pm • Proctor Center 4 volunteers (14+) needed to help with concessions and scoring.

3rd Annual Reverse Science Fair M: 1/20 • 10 am-2 pm • Forest Park Nature Center • 10 volunteers (18+) needed to assist children with science experiments to help the fair run smoothly.

John H. Gwynn Jr. Annual Black History Program

Dancing with Our Stars F: 4/5 • 5-8 pm • Peoria Players Theater 4 volunteers needed to help us put on the dance show of the year. Volunteers are needed as ushers and to help actors on and off stage.

Th: 2/20 • 5:30-8 pm • Proctor Center 6 volunteers to help with food, programs and ushering at this historical celebration!

Sa: 5/3 and 5/10 • 1-4 pm • Forest Park Nature Center • 40 volunteers (16+) needed to help control this plant that’s spreading rapidly! A short presentation on Garlic Mustard identification and control will precede the efforts at Forest Park.

Sa: 3/15 • 11 am-2:30 pm • Peoria Zoo 7-10 volunteers (14+) to help with games and activities all with a reptile theme.

March Madness Experience Th-Sa: 3/13-3/15 • Th-Sa: 3/20-3/22 Shifts available for both weekends • Th: 6-9 pm • F: 10 am-1 pm; 1-4 pm; 4-6:30 pm; 6:159:00 pm • Sa: 10 am-1 pm; 1-4p m; 3:45-6:30 pm Volunteers will assist youth at the Peoria Civic Center with basketball games. PLEASE

Princess and Pirate Day Sa: 5/3 • 10:30 am-2:30 pm • Peoria Zoo 7-10 volunteers (14+) needed to assist with games, crafts and face-painting! Feel free to dress up as family-friendly pirates or princesses!

Clyde West Fishing Derby Sa: 5/17 • 8-11 am; 11-2 pm; 2-5 pm Glen Oak Lagoon • 10 volunteers/shift (16+) to help kids learn about fishing from the Illinois Department of Conservation. Glen Oak Park Lagoon will be stocked with 1300 pounds of fish!

Access the Experience Tu: 3/18 • 100 volunteers (14+) needed to assist youth with games and competitions, making March Madness at the Civic Center accessible to all. Contact HISRA at 691-1929 to sign up for this great program.

Annual Earth Day Festival

Sa: 3/15 • 10 am-5 pm (shifts available) Proctor Center • 2 volunteers will use their basketball knowledge to keep score at this fun tournament!

Sa: 4/19 • Forest Park Nature Center 20+ volunteers needed to assist with crafts, face-painting, parking, food and festival set-up/tear-down. If interested, call Christina at 309-686-3360.

Spring Break Basketball Camp

Party for the Planet

M: 3/31-F: 4/4 • 9 am-12 pm • Proctor Center • 4 volunteers (14+) needed to help youth develop basketball skills during this fun spring break camp!

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Sa: 5/3 • 9 am-12 pm, 12-2 pm, 2-4pm Corn Stock Theatre • 3 volunteers/shift needed to help with concessions and as stage hands during the performances of the area’s promising young thespians.

Garlic Mustard Control

Reptile Day

Rage in the Cage: 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

CCT Annual Drama Festival

Sa: 4/27 • 10:30 am-2:30 pm • Peoria Zoo 7-10 volunteers to assist with games, crafts and face-painting as well as celebrate the wonderful world we live in!

Peoria ZooFest Sa: 5/24 • 10:30 am-2:30 pm • Peoria Zoo 7-10 volunteers (14+) will help Peoria Zoo kick off the summer with ZooFest! There will be games, bouncy rides, face-painting and more!

Family Flicks M: 6/3-8/3 • Glen Oak Amphitheatre 2 volunteers (18+) to help with this exciting new volunteer opportunity at Glen Oak Amphitheatre! You will assist with admissions and gates while enjoying the Monday night movie!


Heart of Illinois Special Recreation Association If you are interested in helping with regular HISRA opportunities, such as camps, Special Olympics, FOCUS Program or Bowling, please call HISRA at 691-1929 for more details. There will also be a varienty of special event opportunities. Visit our website for all the details or contact HISRA.

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 83 for details. Forest Park Nature Center • Volunteers (ages 16+) needed for trail maintenance. Hike the trails, keep them clean and be on the lookout for any regulation violations.

Peoria Zoo Zoo Teens Program •

Calling all teens 14-17! If you have wanted to put your love for animals to work, now is the time. Starting January 1st through April 1st 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 309-681-3513 or visit peoriazoo.org/volunteer.html for more information.

Adult Opportunities (ages 18+) include: • • •

Interpreters: An exciting opportunity for those who love animals! Volunteers are stationed at exhibits and talk to the public about animals, answering any questions they may have. Assistant Zookeeper: Shifts from 10 am-1 pm. A great opportunity to work with animal environments. Volunteers assist in the cleaning of animal displays, windows, floors and other items as necessary. Animal Handlers: Love working with animals? Then this is the perfect opportunity! Volunteers learn how to handle and present selected education animals to use in programs and during talks at the Zoo.

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.

Golf Course Volunteers

Golf Course Volunteers at Donovan, Madison, Newman and Kellogg Golf Courses. 25 Volunteers (ages 21+) needed at each course. Volunteers may enjoy incentives such as waived fees, free course plans and more. Duties include: • Tracking pace of play and monitoring rule compliance • Addressing necessary course needs • Maintaining full water coolers around the course • Preparing Golf Carts between players • Assisting in the pro shops and handling customer inquiries

Coaching Opportunities

ould you like to have some fun developing teamwork W skills in youth? Give coaching a try! Training for coaches is provided. • Lacrosse Coaches (Begins February 24) at Peoria Stadium. Practices are held on Monday and Wednesday evenings between 5:30-7:30 pm. Games will take place on Saturdays. • Soccer Coaches (March 24-May 17) at Mossville Soccer Complex. Practices are one hour between 5:30-7:30pm on Monday through Thursdays and between 8:30 am-12:30 pm on Saturdays. • Minor/Major/Pony Baseball Coaches (May 5-July 13). Practices are weekday evenings and games will be Saturday mornings. • Tee-Ball/Coach Pitch Coaches (June 2-July 19) at Peoria Stadium. Practices are one hour between 5:30-7:30 pm Monday through Thursday evenings and on Saturday mornings. • Basketball Coaches (January-March 22) at Lakeview Recreation Center. Practices are one hour between 5:30-7:30 on Monday and Wednesday evenings and on Saturday afternoons.

Book Sale at the Noble Center •

Volunteers ages 18+ are needed to help sort, price, stack and box books at the new Noble Center in Lakeview Park.

Moonlight Coalition •

Tutors for our GED Program at Proctor and Logan Centers Moonlight Coalition is looking for tutors to help adults achieve their GED by helping with math and reading skills.

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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 and Recreation, sit on all committees. • Meetings are open to the public and held in the Administrative Office, Glen Oak Park. Meetings will move to the Noble Center when the Administrative and Recreation offices relocate there in 2014. Watch our website for details.

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 Matthew Ryan 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 Nick Johnson at 309-698-8114 for more information.

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Reach for the stars! Come out at dusk and get a view of the sky through our nine-inch refractor telescope (housed in our new dome) on clear Saturday evenings (dusk to 11 pm), May 18-October 19. 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. 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 a new picnic shelter (no electricity), a covered bleacher area, toddler aged (2-5) playground, family restroom,

and paved path to the Rock Island Greenway. Bicycle Safety Town is also available for private shelter rentals - perfect for birthday parties!

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 Peoria Park District Rock Island Greenway. 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 and 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 Outdoors and 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 FRANCISCAN RECREATION COMPLEX: 677-6705

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 with personalized cake and ice cream. Also includes plates, napkins and cups. We’ll 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.

• 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. • DANCE PARTY: Treat your guests to “Swan Lake” or “All That Jazz” by having them participate with you in a ballet & jazz class as part of your party. Package includes 40 minutes of dance instruction for up to 12 guests by Park District Dance Staff and one hour’s use of a party room at the Franciscan Recreation Complex. Party renter is responsible for supervision of the children in the party room. Packages start at $120. Cake, ice cream and accessories can be provided for an additional charge. • NEW! Princess Jasmine/ Middle Eastern Themed Party! Your child will be crowned Princess Jasmine for the day as our dance studio is transformed into her Palace room for your special party! Package includes: 40 minutes of dance instruction by Thais Banu for up to 12 guests, 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. You will need to bring party favors, drinks, and treat bags. We will provide paper goods, utensils, ¼ sheet cake, and ½ gallon of ice cream to complete this special day. Fee: $140

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

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AT PROCTOR CENTER: 673-9183 AT LOGAN CENTER: 676-8179 This air conditioned space is perfect for baby showers, birthday parties and family reunions! Rental Fee: $50/hour to rent the entire facility. Rent two hours for $50/hour and get the 3rd hour free. If you need additional time, you can rent a fourth hour for $50 and receive a 5th hour free.

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 FOREST PARK NATURE CENTER: 686-3360 Nature Center Birthday parties are 1½ hours in length, including a 45 minute hike/ program with a naturalist and 45 minutes indoors or at the picnic area (depending on weather). Parents must provide their own refreshments. The birthday child receives a $2 gift certificate from the Trailhead Nature Store and each child receives a gift. The Nature Center provides invitations. Fee: $50 for up to 20 people. A $25 non-refundable deposit is required to book a date.

• 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). • ZUMBA BIRTHDAY: If you’re looking for a fun, entertaining, and energizing way to celebrate your special day, then a ZUMBA birthday party is just what you need! Zumbatomic parties are perfect for kids ages 5-15. Kids will have a blast celebrating by playing interactive dance games and learning different international dances, including: Cumbia, Salsa, Merengue, Reggaeton, Belly Dance and Soca. Children’s birthday package includes: 45 minutes of Zumbatomic, birthday certificate, personalized routines to popular songs, and Zumba rubber bracelets.


AT THE RIVERPLEX: 691-1550 The Basic Party includes:

The Deluxe Party includes:

The Ultimate Party includes:

• 75 minutes in the pool • 1 hour in the party room • Cake, ice cream and punch • White table coverings • Plates, napkins, cups and utensils for up to 18 or 30 guests, depending on the number of guests in attendance.

Everything in the Basic Party PLUS: • 1 cluster of balloons • Birthday wall hangings • Colored table coverings

Everything in the Basic Party PLUS: • 3 clusters of balloons, including one themed mylar balloon • Themed birthday wall hangings • Themed plates, cups, napkins and utensils • Colored table coverings Over 50 Themes to choose from!

Basic Party for 18 Guests RiverPlex Member Price: $155 Non-Member Price: $175 Basic Party for 30 Guests RiverPlex Member Price: $175 Non-Member Price: $195

Deluxe Party for 18 Guests RiverPlex Member Price: $190 Non-Member Price: $210 Deluxe Party for 30 Guests RiverPlex Member Price: $210 Non-Member Price: $230 * No party bookings will be made less than 10 days before the date of the party. * Deposit will be due at the time of booking.

Ultimate Party for 18 Guests RiverPlex Member Price: $230 Non-Member Price: $250 Ultimate Party for 30 Guests RiverPlex Member Price: $250 Non-Member Price: $270

AT PEORIA ZOO: 681-3513 Choose from 3 options! • 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 price of $9 per adult and $5.25 per child. $50 deposit is required at time of booking party, the remainder of the balance must be paid 1 week before the party.

*Price includes admission for up to 15 people. Additional adults are admitted at the admission price of $9 per adult. Additional children are welcome at $10.00 per child. $50 deposit is required at time of booking party, the remainder of the balance must be paid 1 week before that party.

• 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.

Add-ons available: Gift bags- $3.95/person (ideal for ages 4-9) Food available at Lodge April-September (call for details) • TROPICS PACKAGE ($200**): Includes a private room in our Tropics building overlooking the sea lion pool for 1.5 hours, invitations, a party coordinator who runs the party, ½ sheet cake, punch, plates, cups, napkins, a visit from our animal ambassadors and a t-shirt for the birthday child (DOES NOT INCLUDE ZOO ADMISSION). **Price is for up to 25 guests, any additional guests will be $2/ person. $50 deposit is required at time of booking party, the remainder of the balance must be paid one week before the party. • BIRTHDAY IN A BAG ($130***): Looking for just a room to have your birthday? Birthday in a Bag includes admission to the Zoo for 10 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!

AT LAKEVIEW REC CENTER: 681-2866 or 681-2867 Open Gym Party: Come have your party at Lakeview Recreation Center, located at 1013 W. Lake Avenue in Lakeview Park!

Package includes 1.5 hours of free time in the gymnasium where kids can play basketball, soccer, football, floor hockey and volleyball. The last ½ hour you will celebrate in a private room with cake and ice cream. Package includes ¼ sheet personalized cake, ice cream, plates, napkins, utensils, drinks and table covering. Fee: $110 for up to 20 guests ($2 for each additional guest)

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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. Rental Fee: $50/hour to rent the entire facility. Rent two hours for $50/hour and get the 3rd hour free.

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 88-89 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 $30/hour with a minimum of three hours.

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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Luthy Botanical Garden: 681-3507

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

Peoria Zoo: 686-3365

At the Zambezi River Lodge you see a panoramic scene of Africa! This space is ideal for weddings, receptions, corporate outings, class reunions and fundraisers. One of the most unique locations for a wedding and reception in Central Illinois, the Lodge can accommodate up to 200 guests. By combining the areas available, we have hosted events for up to 1200 guests. Call (309) 681-3519 to arrange your tour today. The Lodge provides a complementary reception site for many outdoor weddings held at 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 booking 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.

NEW! Lakeview Recreation Center: 681-2866 or 681-2867

Lakeview Recreation Center features several opportunities for your group’s next event or outing including a gymnasium with two basketball courts (wood floor) and three carpeted multi-purpose rooms varying in size. Fees will vary depending on space, event type and length.

Glen Oak Amphitheatre: 681-2854

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

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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 (Under 50 people: $60/hour • 50 people or

more: $95/hour • $150 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.

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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, Lake Avenue 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 2014

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 • M = Member Fee (where applicable)

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

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

 Check  Cash 7. RETURN By Mail: By Fax:

___________________________________________________________ Printed Name Credit Card Number:

___________-___________-___________-_________

Peoria Park District Registration* 3 Digit Code on Back of Card: ________________ 2218 N . Prospect Road Expiration Date: ________________ Peoria, IL 61603 Authorized Signature: ____________________________________________ 686-3384 (Credit cards only)

*The Registration Office will be moving to the Noble Center in 2014. Please keep an eye on our website for more information.

Printed Name on Card: ____________________________________________

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.


Registration Policies and Important Information

5 WAYS TO REGISTER Registrations will be processed in the order they are received starting JANUARY 6, 2014

1. REGISTER ONLINE Get an online household account and password, and register via the Internet beginning JANUARY 6. See page 8 for details on setting up this service.

2. MAIL IN: JANUARY 6-Season Complete the registration form on the facing page and return to us beginning JANUARY 6. 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 6 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 6-January 31 8:00 am-5:00 pm M-F February 3-Season 8:00 am-4:30 pm

Closed 1/20 for MLK Day and 5/26 for Memorial Day

*Watch our website to find out when we are moving to the Noble Center!

5. AFTER HOURS DROP OFF For your convenience, complete the registration form on pg. 103 and use the night drop box on the Recreation Office door in the Glen Oak Park Pavilion beginning AUGUST 26.

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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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. Registration Regulations • Registrations for Winter/Spring classes will be processed beginning JANUARY 6, 2014. • 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. Applications are available at the Glen Oak Pavilion. They are awarded to PPD residents only, and on the basis of financial need. Scholarship applications must be brought in person to the Glen Oak Pavilion. 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

QUESTIONS? Call 309-688-3667

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. If you register in person, you will receive your check back. 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.

In early 2014, the Administration, Recreation and Registration offices will be moving from Glen Oak Park to the Noble Center, located at 1125 W. Lake Ave in Lakeview Park in Peoria. Please watch our Facebook pages and website (www.peoriaparks.org) to find out more details, as Registration will take place at the Noble Center after our move!


Peoria Park District 2218 N. Prospect Road Peoria, IL 61603 VISIT US ON THE WEB: www.peoriaparks.org

Peoria Park District Winter/Spring 2014 Playbook  

A brochure of all of the events, classes, programs and more of the Peoria Park District in Peoria, IL.

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