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  • 1. History Programs Environmental educ at ion – Programs Address Illinois Lea rning Standards and Individual Curricu lum – Can be Customized to Meet You r Needs – Convenient Locations - Affordable learning - In-School Programs Too! Lake County Forest Preserves www.LCFPD.org
  • 2. Table of Contents d History Education ���������������������������������������4 – 6 d Environmental Education ���������������������� 7 –11 In-School Programs �������������������������������12 –13 Farm Programs ������������������������������������������������14 d Winter d Enviro-Patrol�����������������������������������������������������15 NEW! Fort Sheridan���������������������������������������16 Discounts Leave No Child Inside �����������������������������������16 Watch for programs marked Online, Free Image Resource����������������������17 with a snowflake d� Classroom Tools ����������������������������������������������17 These programs have a Scout Programs �����������������������������������������18-19 25% winter discount during Calendar Index ����������������������������������������20 –22 December, January and February� Registration ������������������������������������������������������23 GAME PLAn You come to us, our plan for school programs We come to you. In-School Programs, 4 Address Illinois State Learning Standards Pages 12 - 13 4 Customize to Fit Your Needs 4 Offer Hands-On Learning 4 Feature Experts, Local Historians and Naturalists 4 Incorporate Science, Social Studies, History and Language Arts 4 Design Programs to Fit Your Grade/Age Level 4 Offer Convenient Locations and Schedules to Minimize Bus Transport 4 Affordable Programs
  • 3. VAN PATTEN WOODS Gelden Rd BONNER HERITAGE GRANT WOODS FARM GREENBELT & GREENBELT CULTURAL CENTER INDEPENDENCE GROVE OLD SCHOOL LAKEWOOD & LAKE COUNTY DISCOVERY MUSEUM WRIGHT WOODS RYERSON WOODS Revised 4-2007 EE&PA CTS Photo and Illustration Credits: ©Chip Williams, Kim Karpeles, Taylor Studios, Allison Lehnen and the Lake County Forest Preserves
  • 4. History Programs presented at: the Lake County Discovery Museum At the Lake County Discovery Explore More - Native Americans Learn about Lake County’s earliest residents in this Museum, hands-on exhibits and interactive program� Discover how Native Americans met education programs unlock doors to their needs while living in harmony with the land� $38 ($76 non-residents), 30 people/group max past worlds� Addresses Learning Standards: 13B, 15C, 16A, 17C, 18C Reserve a program,call Age 4 – Grade 2: 30 – 45 minutes 847-968-3321. Explore More - Pioneers Explore the lives of 19th century pioneers after making the long trip west to Lake County� Learn how the lives of pioneer children differed from our lives today� $38 ($76 non-residents), 30 people/group max Addresses Learning Standards: 13B, 15B, 16A,E, 17,C,D, 18C Age 4 – Grade 2: 30 – 45 minutes Woodland Stories Storytelling and hands-on activities teach Native American traditions� Choose between How the Birds Got Their Feathers and Misho and the Animals, an active story especially for preschoolers� $38 ($76 non-residents), 30 people/group max Addresses Learning Standards: 4A, 16A,E, 18A Age 4 – Grade 2: 30 – 45 minutes Mastodon Mysteries Learn about animals that lived in Ice Age Illinois, including mastodons, mammoths and saber-toothed cats� Hands-on At the Lake County Discovery objects provide a look into the lives of these animals� End Museum, hands-on programs with a dig for bones! and thought-provoking exhibits $38 ($76 non-residents), 30 people/group max engage students in a wide variety of cultural and historical Addresses Learning Standards: 12A,B, 16A,E, 17B experiences. Grades 1 – 4: 30 – 45 minutes 4
  • 5. Settling in Lake County To survive in the 19th century, Lake County settlers had to plan wisely� Students work in teams to prepare for a journey west to Lake County during the mid-1830s� $38 ($76 non-residents), 30 people/group max Addresses Learning Standards: 16A,D,E, 17A,C,D Grades 3 – 4: 45 minutes Fur Trade Secrets Experience bartering sessions at an 18th century trading post and learn about Native American and voyageur relations� $38 ($76 non-residents), 30 people/group max Addresses Learning Standards: Hands-on activities make learning fun and interactive. Our programs, Native Americans and Early Lake County Pioneers are available as either a field trip or 13B, 15A,D, 16C,E, 17,C,D, 18B an in-school program. See our list of in-school programs on pages 12 –13. Grades 3 – 4: 45 minutes Geography Challenge Native American Lifestyles After reviewing geography skills, students read road maps, Take a comprehensive look at the lifestyles of Native identify Illinois’ geographic features, and locate where Americans living in Lake County during the 17th and 18th historical events took place in Lake County� centuries� Students learn about food, clothing, shelter, tool $38 ($76 non-residents), 30 people/group max construction, trading and more in this jam-packed program� Addresses Learning Standards: 16A, 17A,B,C,D $38 ($76 non-residents), 30 people/group max Grades 3 – 4: 45 – 60 minutes Addresses Learning Standards: 15D, 16A,E, 17A,B,C, 18C Lake County Pioneers Grades 3 – 5: 45 minutes Explore topics from spinning and soap-making to pioneer chores as you learn about Lake County’s first pioneers� Archaeology Field School $38 ($76 non-residents), 30 people/group max A surface walk and sand sifting teach student archeologists Addresses Learning Standards: how to uncover artifacts and piece together the past� 13B, 15B, 16A,E 17C,D, 18C $63 ($101 non-residents), includes special materials fee� Grades 3 – 4: 45 minutes 30 people/group max Addresses Learning Standards: A Place Called Illinois 11A, 13B, 16A, 17C Museum educators guide you as you explore the Grades 3 – 8: 1 – 1½ hours development of Lake County from glaciers to statehood in our Mall of History� $38 ($76 non-residents), 30 people/group max Addresses Learning Standards: 12B, 13B, 16E,D, 17A,B,C,D Souvenirs Too busy to stop at the Museum Store? Order a Grades 3 – 4: 45 minutes Memory Packet for each student in your group and provide a souvenir of their field trip experience� Pre- Prairie Partners made or custom packets will be waiting for you, just Discover secrets of the prairie by participating in a prairie order ahead and watch your students’ smiles grow� restoration activity� Learn how people and animals have lived To order, call 847-968-3321� in and taken advantage of the prairie’s wonders for centuries� - Mastodon Packets $1 ea $38 ($76 non-residents), 30 people/group max - Lakewood Packets $1.50 ea Addresses Learning Standards: - Explorer Packets $2 ea 12B, 13B, 16E,D, 17A,B,C,D Grades 3 – 4: 45 minutes 5
  • 6. Civil War School Day History Programs presented at: the Lake County Discovery Museum and Greenbelt Cultural Center See history come to life as you join Civil War re enactors for a morning of artillery, cavalry, and medical demonstrations� Register early, this program books quickly� Lakewood Forest Preserve: May 7, 2008, 9:30 – noon $3 per person ($5 non-residents) Reserve a program, Addresses Learning Standards: 14C, 16A,D call 847-968-3321. Grades 6 – 8: 2½ hours Meet the Lincolns Celebrate Lincoln’s Birthday at the Discovery Museum and learn Illinois history with President and Mrs� Abraham Lincoln� $3 per person ($5 non-residents) February 4, 2008, 10 – 10:45 am, Grades 1 – 2 President Lincoln talks about growing up in a log cabin, his beard, his tall hat and what makes Mrs� Lincoln’s dress stand out like that! February 6, 2008, 10 – 10:45 am, Grades 3 – 4 History comes to life with Hear about good citizenship, the importance of education, our Civil War School Day, Day Meet the Lincolns and Meet respect for the law, and how Lincoln became President� Harriet Tubman programs. Addresses Learning Standards: 16A,B,D Grades 1 – 4: 45 minutes Meet Harriet Tubman Harriet Tubman’s moving performance educates students about slavery and the Underground Railroad� Greenbelt Cultural Center: February 6, 2008, 10 – 10:45 am Discovery Museum: February 14, 2008, Special Exhibits The Museum customizes history programs and arranges 10 – 10:45 am and 11 – 11:45 am tours of special exhibits for older students� $3 per person ($5 non-residents) Call 847-968-3321 to let us design a tour for you� Addresses Learning Standards: 16A,B,D, 18A,B Middle, Junior & High School Students Grades 4 – 8: 45 minutes SELF-GUIDED PROGRAMS Lake County Discovery Mall Detectives Home School Programs Museum Tours Students and chaperones use rhymes The Museum offers a series of programs Activity Books are available for two and clues to find objects in the Mall each year just for home schoolers� For of our permanent galleries, The Mall of History� A surprise awaits each information, call 847-968-3321� of History and Bringing the World detective as they try to find all of the All ages Home. For more information or to objects� order, call 847-968-3321� $25 ($40 non-residents), Grades 3 – 6 30 people/group max 6
  • 7. Environmental Programs presented at: Ryerson Woods, Greenbelt Forest Preserve and other Preserves Nature field trips are offered Crane Chronicles at Greenbelt – AWARD WINNING d throughout the county, This unique multidisciplinary program takes a problem-based showcasing diverse ecosystems learning approach to combine science, social studies and language arts� Students become reporters investigating Lake and wildlife habitats� County crane populations and work in small groups at hands- on learning stations to prepare an angle on the story of natural Reserve a program,call and human history in Lake County� Students then sum up their findings in a feature story� This program is held exclusively at our Greenbelt Cultural Center near Waukegan� 847-968-3321. $150 ($210 non-residents) Materials fee, $1/child, 60 people/group max Addresses Learning Standards: 3B,C, 4A, 5A,C, 10A,B, 11A, 12B, 13B, 16A,E, 18B Grades 4 – 6: 2 hours Prairie Sampler at Old School Learn why Illinois is called the “Prairie State�” Explore Old School Forest Preserve near Libertyville to discover the special qualities of prairies� Examine plants to learn how sun, wind and water affect prairies and their wildlife� Students get a chance to become prairie plants as they undergo a year of restoration and learn why fire is vital� Grade 3: $38 ($76 non-residents), 20 people/group max – 8 min Grades 4 – 8: $48 ($86 non-residents), 20 people/group max – 8 min Addresses Learning Standards: 11A, 12A,B,E, 17B Grade 3: 1 hour Grades 4 – 8: 1½ hours Pond Study at Wright Woods Use nets to catch tadpoles, snails, and dragonfly nymphs� Budding scientists work with microscopes and dichotomous keys to examine their catch and analyze the pond’s health� Crane Chronicles puts students in the role of reporters $48 ($86 non-residents), 20 people/group max – 8 min chronicling the migration routes of cranes. This multi- Addresses Learning Standards: 11A, 12A disciplinary program combines science, social studies and language arts. Grades 4 – 12: 1½ hours 7
  • 8. Environmental Programs presented at: Ryerson, Greenbelt and other Preserves Touch of Nature v Reserve a program, Students use their senses to make outdoor discoveries looking for colors in the rainbow, reaching into mystery boxes to feel objects, or focusing on the sights, sounds, call 847-968-3321. smells and textures of the forest� Most of all, students learn that nature is fun! $38 ($76 non-residents), 20 people/group max – 8 min Addresses Learning Standards: 11A, 12B,C Age 4: 45 minutes Grades K – 2: 1 hour Reptiles and Amphibians d Eeekk! It’s slimy and slithery — or is it? Students compare and contrast reptiles and amphibians through hands-on Homes v d activities, and then meet live local critters up-close� Take a hands-on look at different animals’ homes and learn $48 ($86 non-residents), 20 people/group max – 8 min that like people – animals use homes to provide shelter, Addresses Learning Standards: 11A, 12A safety and a good place to raise a family� Then it’s into the Grades 4 – 6: 1½ hours woods to search for burrows, nests, holes and more� $38 ($76 non-residents), 20 people/group max – 8 min Addresses Learning Standards: 11A, 12B Maple Syruping at Ryerson Woods Age 4: 45 minutes Grades K – 2: 1 hour A Springtime Tradition – AWARD WINNING Students learn how trees turn water, sunlight and air into sap� Then it’s into the sugarbush to practice drilling and Mammals v d watch the sap flow� A stop at the evaporator shows how sap We’re mammals, but what does that mean? We’ll look at becomes syrup� Everyone gets a chance to compare sap and pelts and skulls to learn similarities and differences between taste real Ryerson Woods maple syrup� everything from bats to beavers� Then we’ll go outside to Age 4 – Grade 6, $53 ($91 non-residents), look for animal tracks and signs of how mammals survive the includes materials fee, 20 people/group max – 8 min coldest winters� Grades 7 – 12, $63 ($101 non-residents), Grades K – 2, $38 ($76 non-residents), includes materials fee, 20 people/group max – 8 min 20 people/group max Addresses Learning Standards: 12A, 17A Grades 3 – 12, $48 ($86 non-residents), Age 4 – Grade 6: 1 hour Grades 7 – 12: 1½ hours 20 people/group max Addresses Learning Standards: 11A, 12A Grades K – 2: 1 hour Grades 3 – 12: 1½ hours SELF-GUIDED PROGRAM Maple Syruping at Ryerson Woods Give students a taste of the syrup-making process from start to finish� Every student has a chance to practice drilling holes, see sap collecting in buckets and taste fresh Ryerson Woods maple syrup� $25 ($50 non-residents), Includes materials fee 20 people/group max – 8 min, up to four groups at once Addresses Learning Standards: 12A, 17A Age 4 – Grade 12: 1 hour 8
  • 9. Web of Life v “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.” – Naturalist John Muir To learn the unity of natural life, students work in teams to build food webs with pelts, skulls and artifacts� Explorations show what living things need to survive� The living web activity demonstrates how even the smallest influences are felt throughout the web� $48 ($86 non-residents), 20 people/group max – 8 min Addresses Learning Standards: 11A, 12B Grades 3 – 6: 1½ hours Predator/Prey v d Groundhog Day, offered at Ryerson Woods January 29 – February 1. Learn food chain basics with an outdoor simulation of predator and prey interactions� Dissect owl pellets to Groundhog Day d Can this furry friend forecast the weather or is he just determine what happens to prey� A face-to-face meeting sleeping? To know for sure, wake our human-sized with a live predator reveals its special role in nature� groundhog� After waking the groundhog, go indoors to learn $63 ($101 non-residents), Includes $15 material fee what’s true and false about groundhog life� 20 people/group max – 8 min $38 ($76 non-residents), 20 people/group max – 8 min Addresses Learning Standards: 11A, 12A,B January 29 – February 1, 2008 Grades 3 – 12: 1½ hours Addresses Learning Standards: 12A Age 4 – Grade 1: 45 minutes Insects & Spiders v There are more insects on Earth than all other animals combined� Look at the world through an insect’s eyes and Birds v d Learn what makes a bird a bird, take a close-up look at discover the differences and similarities between insects and feathers and discover what types of beaks are best for eating spiders� Netting and close-up observation allows students to different foods� Students take a look at bird study skins, and explore a variety of local insects and spiders� then head outdoors to listen and look� Grades 1 – 2, $38 ($76 non-residents), Grades 1 – 2, $38 ($76 non-residents), 20 people/group max – 8 min 20 people/group max – 8 min Grades 3 – 8, $48 ($86 non-residents), Grades 3 – 12, $48 ($86 non-residents), 20 people/group max – 8 min 20 people/group max – 8 min Addresses Learning Standards: Addresses Learning Standards: 11A, 12A,B 11A, 12A,B Grades 1 – 2: 1 hour Grades 3 - 12: 1½ hours Grades 1 – 2: 1 hour Grades 3 – 8: 1½ hours Programs marked with a snowflake have a 25% winter discount during December, January and February� v dates and locations Most of the programs listed on pages 8 through 10 are offered at Ryerson Woods near Deerfield� Programs marked with v are offered at other sites according to the following schedule: Grant Woods Greenbelt Lakewood Van Patten near Fox Lake near Waukegan near Wauconda near Wadsworth September 17 and 24, 2007 September 18 and 25, 2007 September 20 and 27, 2007 September 21 and 28, 2007 October 1, 2007 October 2, 2007 October 4, 2007 October 5, 2007 April 21 and 28, 2008 April 22 and 29, 2008 April 24, 2008 April 25, 2008 May 5, 2008 May 6, 2008 May 1 and 8, 2008 May 2 and 9, 2008 9
  • 10. Independence Grove Environmental Programs presented at: & Van Patten Woods Greenbelt, Ryerson and other Preserves Gift of the Glaciers Journey through the past and develop a timeline of significant events� Investigate igneous, metamorphic Reserve a program, and sedimentary rocks; identify rock and fossil samples to determine their place in geological time, and explore call 847-968-3321. how water and ice formed the landscape of Lake County� Students apply knowledge by taking soil core samples and interpreting the results� Through data collection and field work, learn the continuing effects of glaciation� $96 ($134 non-residents), Three adults and 30 students max Winter Wonders d Addresses Learning Standards: 12D,E 17B,C Find out why snow is important, discover why animals don’t Grades 6 – 8: 4 hours need long underwear and learn what animals do in the winter� Then explore outside for signs of winter life� Fish - AWARD WINNING $38 ($76 non-residents), 20 people/group max – 8 min Over two-thirds of the world is covered with water, and in Addresses Learning Standards: 11A, 12A,E most of that water you’ll find fish� Students assume the role Age 4: 45 minutes Grades K – 1: 1 hour of fishery biologists, estimate fish populations (assessing predator-prey balance), determine the quality of habitat Seeds v d for fish production, learn to identify a variety of species, Take an up-close look at seeds� Discover their needs and how collect data from live fish and make recommendations on they develop into plants� By examining burrs, nuts and other lake management for optimal fish production� In addition to seeds, learn how seeds are dispersed� Find developing seeds Fish, take Lake Ecology (Page 11) to learn about abiotic factors and learn more about their needs with an outside walk� effecting the lake environment, or take Pond Study (Page 7) to $38 ($76 non-residents), 20 people/group max – 8 min learn about other aquatic life� Addresses Learning Standards: 11A, 12A $150 ($210 non-residents), Three adults and 45 students max Grades 1 – 4: 1 hour Addresses Learning Standards: 4A, 6B, 11A, 12,B, 13A,B Grades 7 – 9: 3½ hours Animal Adaptations v d What do playing dead and cheek pouches have in common? Winter Ecology d Both are adaptations animals use for survival� Students Discover first-hand how the natural world survives winter’s search for camouflaged animals during an outdoor walk� A stresses� Students explore the reasons for changing seasons� variety of animal skins show how well wildlife is suited for Then test the insulating value of fur, feathers and scales� its habitat� Outdoor activities illustrate unique behavioral Through a game, discover the challenges of meeting adaptations� individual energy needs to endure winter, and then go $48 ($86 non-residents), 20 people/group max – 8 min outside to search for signs of animals that are active in the Addresses Learning Standards: 11A, 12A,B winter and the strategies inactive creatures use to survive Grades 4 – 8: 1½ hours the cold� Because the program splits time spent inside and outside, students should dress accordingly� $48 ($86 non-residents), Three adults and 30 students max Programs marked with a snowflake have a 25% winter Addresses Learning Standards: 11A, 12B discount during December, January and February� Grades 4 – 6: 2 hours v Offered select dates and locations� See page 9� 10
  • 11. Floating Classroom dates and locations Floating Classroom programs are primarily held at Independence Grove near Libertyville, but are also offered on Sterling Lake at Van Patten Woods near Wadsworth on these dates: September 17 – 20, 2007 May 5 – 9, 2008 Gift of the Glaciers is offered for grades 6 – 8. It is offered on select dates in October, November and March and the entire month of April. Lake Ecology – AWARD WINNING Paddle our 34-foot canoe and use specialized tools to collect water samples from the lake and do chemical tests� Examine soil around the lake, analyze how water moves through it and learn the implications for water quality� Next, visit our Enviroscape and learn the connection between land use and water quality� Students work as a research team to determine the health of the lake for plants and animals� Once you have taken Lake Ecology, learn how animals relate to the lake environment by taking Fish (Page 5) or Pond Study (Page 7)� $205 ($290 non-residents), Six adults and 45 students max Addresses Learning Standards: 4A,B, 6B, 11A, 12B, 13A, 17B,C, 21A, 22C Grades 6 – 12: 4 hours Lives of the Voyageurs – AWARD WINNING Go back to early Lake County as 18th-century French voyageurs lead activities on land and water� Discover why voyageurs traveled to Illinois in the 1740s and learn Not just a Canoe Ride their effect on natural and cultural development� Weather Forest Preserve education staff realize permitting, paddle our 34-foot canoe across the lake and the excitement and anticipation students back in time� and teachers feel when joining us for a 1 group: $140 ($200 non-residents) floating classroom program, but there are 2 groups: $150 ($210 non-residents) Must be concurrent� circumstances when it is unsafe to include the 3 groups: $205 ($290 non-residents) Must be same day� canoe portion of the program� In the event that 4 groups: $220 ($310 non-residents) Must be same day, canoe use has to be cancelled, staff is prepared two groups in the morning, two in the afternoon� with additional activities to present a complete Grades 4 – 7: Two adults and 16 students max education program� Grades 8 – 12: Two adults and 15 students max Addresses Learning Standards: We take pride in Lives of the Voyageurs and 4A, 13B, 16C,E, 17C, 21A Lake Ecology being much more than a canoe Grades 4 – 12: 1½ hours ride, and do not cancel the entire program� 11
  • 12. In-School Programs R Our History and Environmental Education programs are packed and ready to travel� Programs are priced per day/per school building, and are designed for one classroom of students� In County: First Program: $60 Additional Programs: $40 Out of County: First Program: $80 Additional Programs: $55 History Woodland Stories TO GO! Pioneers TO GO! Learn Native American traditions with storytelling and Explore the lives of 19th century pioneers after making hands-on activities� Choose between How the Birds Got the long trip west to Lake County� Learn about the lives Their Feathers and Misho and the Animals, an active story of pioneer children and how they differed from your own� especially for preschoolers� Explore topics ranging from spinning to soap-making and try Addresses Learning Standards: 4A, 16A,E, 17C, 18A out pioneer chores� Age 4 – Grade 2: 30 – 45 minutes Addresses Learning Standards: 13B, 15B, 16A,C,E, 17,B,C,D, 18C Native Americans TO GO! Age 4 – Grade 4: 30 – 45 minutes Take a look at the lifestyles of Native Americans living in Lake County during the 17th and 18th centuries� Learn about Lake A Place Called Illinois TO GO! County’s earliest residents� Discover how Native Americans Explore the development of Lake County from the glaciers to lived in harmony with the land and met their needs for food, statehood as Museum educators guide you along the way� clothing, tool construction, and shelter� Addresses Learning Standards: Addresses Learning Standards: 12B, 13B, 16E,D, 17A,B,C,D 13B, 15C,D, 16A,B,C,E, 17A,B,C, 18A,C Grades 3 – 4: 45 minutes Age 4 – Grade 5: 30 – 45 minutes Settling in Lake County TO GO! Mastodon Mysteries TO GO! To survive in 19th century Lake County, settlers had to plan Learn about mastodons, mammoths, saber-toothed cats and wisely� Students work in teams to prepare for a journey west other animals that lived in Ice Age Illinois� Hands-on objects to Lake County during the mid-1830s� provide a look into the lives of these animals� End by piecing Addresses Learning Standards: 16A,D,E, 17A,B,C,D, 21B together a prehistoric skeleton puzzle� Grades 3 – 4: 45 minutes Addresses Learning Standards: 12A,B, 16A,E, 17B Grades 1 – 4: 30 – 45 minutes 12
  • 13. Reserve a program, call 847-968-3321. Environmental Birds of Prey TO GO! Endangered Species TO GO! Could you see a mouse from a mile away? Reach speeds of 200 Lake County has more threatened and endangered species mph? Learn “who” can and discover other “tools of the trade” than any other county in Illinois� Explore why this is so and the of birds of prey� Get a close-up look at our resident birds of challenges of protected species, then take an up-close look at prey and learn their vital role in the food chain� protected species world-wide� Addresses Learning Standards: 12A,B Addresses Learning Standards: 12A,B Grades 3 – 8: 45 minutes Grades 3 – 8: 45 minutes Bats TO GO! The Voyageurs & Fur Trade TO GO! Discover the intriguing world of the only flying mammal� Be Enter the world of a 1740s fur trader and learn Lake County’s amazed at how bats hunt for mosquitoes in the dark� role in early fur trade� Students learn the sustainable lifestyle Addresses Learning Standards: 12A,B of Native Americans of Lake County and the role of voyageurs Age 4 – Grade 4: 45 minutes in changing the culture of indigenous peoples forever� Step back in time when paper money didn’t exist and written Spiders TO GO! communication was done without words� Spiders are not that creepy� After meeting our live tarantula, Addresses Learning Standards: students explore the secretive world of spiders� Body parts and 4A,B, 12C, 15A,B,C,D, 16C, 18C weird behaviors are featured in hands-on learning stations and Grades 4 – 8: 45 minutes group activities� Addresses Learning Standards: 12A,B Age 4 – Grade 4: 45 minutes Surviving Winter TO GO! Organisms are exposed to and influenced by five vectors of Butterflies TO GO! winter: Cold, Radiation, Energy, Wind and Snow� Discover how Learn what makes butterflies and moths different and how the natural world survives winter� Students explore the reasons these winged wonders survive by tricking predators as you for changing seasons and discover how plants and animals “fly” through a series of activities using preserved specimens� survive using four general strategies� For the finale, students get a chance to live the life of these Addresses Learning Standards: fragile animals as they experience metamorphosis first hand� 1C, 11A, 12A,B,C, 13A, 16C Addresses Learning Standards: 12A,B Grades 4 – 6: 45 minutes Age 4 – Grade 4: 45 minutes Geology: Throughout Time TO GO! Skulls TO GO! Geologic “time” is relative and usually beyond human Secrets about the lives of animals are hidden in their skulls� experience, but relative dating of rocks and fossils is an Learn to determine what these critters eat and how they essential technique for a geologist� Students develop a live their lives by examining our extensive skull collection� timeline of significant events in Earth’s history, and identify Hands-on and interactive stations help students uncover the rock and fossil samples to determine geological time� mysteries of these animals� Addresses Learning Standards: Addresses Learning Standards: 12A,B 11A, 12A,B,D,E, 16A, 17A,B,C Grades 5 – 8: 45 minutes Grades 6 – 8: 45 minutes 13
  • 14. At the Farm Programs presented at: Bonner Heritage Farm, Lakewood and Ryerson Woods Be “udderly” amazed by the fun of farm life� Students roost on oversized nests, read “moo-ving,” fun stories, learn about the compost cycle at the outhouse and the power of the windmill at Bonner Heritage Farm� Farm programs also offered at the Farm Heritage Festival at Lakewood Forest Preserve near Wauconda and Ryerson Woods near Deerfield� Reserve a program,call 847-968-3321. SELF-GUIDEd Farm Heritage Festival at Lakewood programs Learn the county’s agricultural past at the annual Farm Heritage Farm Discovery at Ryerson Woods Festival� This popular event opens one day early for schools� Sheep Meet our live sheep, goats, chickens, turkeys herding, blacksmith demonstrations – and stops at the sawmill, and cows� Use puppets to distinguish farm threshing machine, tractors and engines are all part of the field trip� and wild animals, and food containers to Friday, September 21, 2007 9:30 – 11 am; 11:30 am – 1 pm learn what products come from farms� Note: $3 per person For our animals’ health, they are not always Addresses Learning Standards: 15D, 16A,E, 17A,B,C, 18C outside. Food provided for feeding animals. Grades 3 – 5: 1½ hours $20 ($40 non-residents), Includes materials fee Farm Forecasters at Bonner Heritage Farm 20 people/group max – 8 min, With a Bonner Farmer’s Almanac in hand, students learn how weather Up to three groups at once affects farmers’ daily lives� Students use instruments to measure Addresses Learning Standards: weather and plan for crops and livestock� 12A, 15C, 17C $63 ($101 non-residents), 30 people/group max Age 4 – Grade 2: 1 hour Addresses Learning Standards: 5D, 16A,E, 17A,B,C, 18C Grades 3 – 5: 45 minutes Bonner Heritage Farm Self Guided Tour Seasons on the Farm at Bonner Heritage Farm Explore life on the farm� Hands-on objects, Learn why farmers plant in the spring and harvest in the fall� Children activities, information sheets and a scaven- investigate different responsibilities on the farm by looking at what ger hunt help you explore the exhibits� needs to be done in each season� This object and activity based $20/group, ($40 non-residents) program examines historical farm life� 30 people/group max $63 ($101 non-residents), 30 people/group max Addresses Learning Standards: Addresses Learning Standards: 4A, 6D, 12B,E, 13B, 15C, 17C 4A, 12A, 17B Grades 1 – 2: 30 - 45 minutes Grades 2 – 5: 1 hour 14
  • 15. Enviro-Patrol These hands-on conservation programs offer an engaging approach to environmental education. Presented at preserves throughout Lake County. Each program includes seasonal stewardship activities such as seed collecting, brush cutting and planting� Students use equipment such as field guides, GPS units, binoculars, hand lenses and microscopes to observe nature, collect data, and identify native and invasive species� The curriculum is based on Illinois State Learning Standards in the areas of science, social studies and language arts� Reserve a program,call 847-968-3321. Preservation Partners, Semester-Long Option Mighty Acorns – AWARD WINNING AWARD WINNING An Environmental Educator will make an introductory Explore, observe and study the diversity of life in a natural visit to your school, and then we’ll set out to a nearby area� Through two to three visits to a forest preserve, Forest Preserve for three visits that include environmental students observe, restore and learn to identify native and education, restoration and free exploration� invasive species� $300 per class, per year, 30 students/class max $150 per class, per semester, 30 students/class max Addresses Learning Standards: Addresses Learning Standards: 1B,C, 5A, 10A, 12B, 13B, 17C, 21A 1A,B,C, 3A, 4A, 12B, 13A,B, 19C, 21B Grades: 4 – 6 Grades: 9 – 12 Preservation Partners, Year-Long Option Enviro-Patrol Sampler AWARD WINNING Try out our hands-on conservation field trip through this Through five visits to a forest preserve, students gain an one-day sampler program� Session includes removal of appreciation for the environment by becoming stewards of invasive species, an activity on the importance of land the Earth� Students use GPS equipment and microscopes to management in maintaining habitat quality and exploration observe, collect data and identify native and invasive species� time looking for tracks and evidence of wildlife� $250 per class, per year, 30 students/class max $50 per class ($70 non-residents), 30 people/group max Addresses Learning Standards: 1A,B,C, 2B, 3B,C, 4A,B, November – March 5A,B,C, 7C, 10A, 11A, 12B, 13A,B, 16A,E, 17D, 19C, 21B Addresses Learning Standards: Grades: 7 – 12 4A, 12B, 13B, 17B, 19C, 21A Grades: 4 – 9: 2 hours 15
  • 16. Explore the Fort Fort Sheridan Online Curriculum Visit: www.ExploreTheFort.org Educators can visit us online at www.ExploreThe Fort.org to access and download cross-curricular units that explore the history, people and ecology surrounding historic Fort Sheridan� Our free Educator’s Guide for middle school students is complete with 15 lessons plans, a 40-minute video documentary and supplementary materials� This is an interdisciplinary program with studies in social studies, science, history and language arts� We encourage a field trip to Fort Sheridan, but lessons do not require an in-person visit� The Fort Sheridan Curriculum is mapped to meet Illinois’ State Board of Education Learning Standards� To receive a copy,call 847-968-3321. Leave No Child Inside Join Chicago Wilderness and partners such as the Lake County Forest Preserves for this program to connect kids with nature and the outdoors. Research shows that access to nature is critical for healthy childhood development and addresses health issues such as attention deficit disorder� Plan to bring your class to a Forest Preserve and reap the benefits� Learn more about “Leave No Child Inside” supported by Chicago Wilderness and its partners at www.KidsOutside.info 16
  • 17. LakeCountySpecies.org online, FREE image resource for teachers No charge, and it’s simple� Just log onto www.LakeCountySpecies.org, use the search engine and download images� Images are copyrighted, but may be used for any non-profit, educational, or non-commercial purpose, provided all reproductions have an appropriate credit and copyright notice� Fowler’s Toad, © John J� Mosesso/NBII Hairy Woodpecker, © Donna Dewhurst, US FWS Monarch Butterfly, © David Cappaert, www�forestryimages�org Classroom Tools These Harris Loan items are available to teachers for check-out. Provided by the efforts and partnership of The Field Museum and the Friends of Ryerson Woods. Borrow these exhibit cases for your classroom instruction� Thirty different cases (24” high, 22” wide, and 7” deep) are available for check-out� A pullout label on the side of each case provides basic information� Experience boxes containing portable collections of artifacts, replicas and specimens may also be borrowed� To reserve,call 847-968-3321. 17
  • 18. Scout Programs These programs are designed to aid completion of scout badge requirements, but these programs are available to any group with interest. Reserve a program,call 847-968-3321. Tiger Scouts Webelo Scouts Let’s Go Outdoors Engineer Activity Geology Academic 20 people/group max – 8 min 16 people/group max – 8 min 20 people/group max – 8 min Various Preserves Discovery Museum Independence Grove Wolf Scouts Forester Activity 16 people/group max – 8 min Map & Compass Academic 20 people/group max – 8 min Your Living World Independence Grove Independence Grove 20 people/group max – 8 min Forester Activity (Self-Guided) Naturalist Activity Various Preserves 20 people/group max 20 people/group max – 8 min Bear Scouts Ryerson Woods Lakewood Independence Grove Ryerson Woods Sharing Your World with Wildlife Geology Activity Outdoors Man Activity 20 people/group max – 8 min 16 people/group max – 8 min 20 people/group max – 8 min Various Preserves Discovery Museum Various Preserves Soil & Water Conservation Independence Grove Readyman Activity 20 people/group max – 8 min 20 people/group max – 8 min Independence Grove Independence Grove 18
  • 19. Boy Scouts Junior Girl Scouts Canoeing 20 people/group max – 8 min Collectors/Collecting 16 people/group max – 8 min Customized Independence Grove Van Patten Woods Discovery Museum Earth Connections Programs High Adventure 20 people/group max – 8 min 20 people/group max – 8 min In addition to Independence Grove these program designed spec s Independence Grove ifically to help Earth Connections (Self-Guided) earn badges, w scouts Van Patten Woods e’ll also custom 20 people/group max any of our educ ize Ryerson Woods ation program s on Brownie Girl Scouts Lakewood pages 4 – 11 to meet your need s� Animals Our History pr Folk Arts ograms offered Lake County D at the 20 people/group max – 8 min 16 people/group max – 8 min iscovery Museu are listed on pa m Independence Grove Discovery Museum ges 4 – 6, and Environmenta our Discovery Museum l Education pr Rocks Rock offered at a va ograms Building Arts 20 people/group max – 8 min riety of Lake Co Forest Preserve unty 20 people/group max – 8 min Independence Grove s are listed on 7 – 11� pages Discovery Museum Wildlife Earth and Sky To discuss cust 20 people/group max – 8 min omizing a prog or to register fo ram 20 people/group max – 8 min Independence Grove r a program, ca at 847-968-33 ll us Independence Grove Ryerson Woods 21� Eco-Explorer (Self-Guided) Small Craft Badge 20 people/group max – 8 min Guided Scout 20 people/group max – 8 min Programs are Independence Grove Independence Grove priced at $6 p er child Ryerson Woods Van Patten Woods ($8 non-residen ts)� Listening to the Past World Neighbors 20 people/group max – 8 min 20 people/group max – 8 min Self Guided Pro Discovery Museum grams are $20 Discovery Museum ($40 non-resid ents)� Outdoor Adventurer 20 people/group max – 8 min Cadette Girl Scouts Various Preserves Paddle, Pole, & Roll Plants 20 people/group max – 8 min 20 people/group max – 8 min Independence Grove Independence Grove Van Patten Woods Watching Wildlife 20 people/group max – 8 min Independence Grove Junior Girl Scouts earn the Collectors/Collecting badge by studying the Curt Teich Postcard Collection at the Lake County Discovery Museum. Brownie Girl Scouts Listen to the Past at the Lake County Discovery Museum. 19
  • 20. Index Reserve a program call 847-968-3321. Sept Oct Nov Dec Feb Page History May Mar Jan Apr June July Archaeology Field School, Grades 3 – 8 F F G G F F F F 5 Civil War School Days, Grades 6 – 8 May 7, 2008 6 Explore More - Native Americans, Age 4 – Grade 2 F F F F F F F F F F F 4 Explore More - Pioneers, Age 4 – Grade 2 F F F F F F F F F F F 4 Fur Trade Secrets, Grades 3 – 4 F F F F F F F F F F F 5 Geography Challenge, Grades 3 – 4 F F F F F F F F F F F 5 Lake County Pioneers, Grades 3 – 4 F F F F F F F F F F F 5 Mastodon Mysteries, Grades 1 – 4 F F F F F F F F F F F 4 Meet Harriet Tubman, Grades 4 - 8 February 6 and 14, 2008 6 Meet the Lincolns, Grades 1 – 4 February 4 and 6, 2008 6 Native American Lifestyles, Grades 3 – 5 F F F F F F F F F F F 5 A Place Called Illinois, Grades 3 – 4 F F F F F F F F F F F 5 Prairie Partners, Grades 3 – 4 F F G F F F F 5 Settling in Lake County, Grades 3 – 4 F F F F F F F F F F F 5 Woodland Stories, Age 4 – Grade 2 F F F F F F F F F F F 4 Environmental Sept Oct Nov Dec Feb Page May Mar Jan Apr June July Animal Adaptations v d, Grades 4 – 8 F F F F F F F F G 10 Birds v d, Grades 1 – 12 F F F F F F F F G 9 Crane Chronicles d, Grades 4 – 6 F F F F 7 Fish, Grades 7 – 9 G F 10 Gift of the Glaciers, Grades 6 – 8 G G G G 10 Groundhog Day d, Age 4 – Grade 1 Jan 29 – Feb 1, 2008 9 Homes v d, Ages 4 – Grade 2 F F F F F F F F G 8 Insects & Spiders v, Grades 1 – 8 F G G G 9 Lake Ecology, Grades 6 – 12 F G G F G H 11 Lives of the Voyageurs, Grades 4 – 12 F G G F G H 11 Mammals v d, Grades K – 12 F F F F F F F F G 8 Maple Syruping, Age 4 – 12 F 8 Maple Syruping (Self-Guided), Age 4 – Grade 12 F 8 Pond Study, Grades 4 – 12 F G G G 7 Prairie Sampler, Grades 3 – 8 F G 7 Predator/Prey v d, Grades 3 – 12 F F F F F F F F G 9 Reptiles and Amphibians d, Grades 4 – 6 F F F F F F F F G 8 Seeds v d, Grades 1 – 4 F F F F F F F F G 10 Touch of Nature v, Age 4 – Grade 2 F F F F F G 8 Web of Life v, Grades 3 – 6 F F F F F G 9 Winter Ecology d, Grades 4 – 6 F F F 10 Winter Wonders d, Age 4 – Grade 1 F F F F 10 20
  • 21. v available at various Preserves F available throughout the month G available during part of the month H available by special request d 25% Winter Discount (Dec, Jan & Feb) Sept Oct Nov Dec Feb Page May Mar Jan Apr June July In-School Programs Bats, Age 4 – Grade 4 F F F F F 13 Birds of Prey, Grades 3 – 8 F F F F F 13 Butterflies, Age 4 – Grade 4 F F F F F 13 Endangered Species, Grades 3 – 8 F F F F F 13 Geology: Throughout Time, Grades 6 – 8 F F F F F G 13 Mastodon Mysteries, Grades 1 – 4 F F F F F F F F F F F 12 Native Americans, Age 4 – Grade 5 F F F F F F F F F F F 12 Pioneers, Age 4 – Grade 4 F F F F F F F F F F F 12 A Place Called Illinois, Grades 3 – 4 F F F F F F F F F F F 12 Settling in Lake County, Grades 3 – 4 F F F F F F F F F F F 12 Skulls, Grades 5 – 8 F F F F F 13 Spiders, Age 4 – Grade 4 F F F F F 13 The Voyageurs & Fur Trade, Grades 4 – 8 F F F F F G 13 Surviving Winter, Grades 4 – 6 F F F F G 13 Woodland Stories, Age 4 – Grade 2 F F F F F F F F F F F 12 At the Farm Bonner Farm Tour (Self-Guided), Grades 2 – 5 F F F F F F F F F F F 14 Farm Discovery (Self-Guided), Age 4 – Grade 2 F F F F F F 14 Farm Forecasters, Grades 3 – 5 F F F F 14 Farm Heritage Festival, Grades 3 – 5 Sept 21, 2007 14 Seasons on the Farm, Grades 1 – 2 F F F F 14 Enviro-Patrol Mighty Acorns, Grades 4 – 6 F F F F F F F F G 15 Preservation Partners (Semester-Long), Grades 9 – 12 F F F F F F F F G 15 Preservation Partners (Year-Long), Grades 7 – 12 F F F F F F F F G 15 Enviro-Patrol Sampler, Grades 4 – 9 F F F F F 15 21
  • 22. Index continued from page 21 v available at various Preserves F available throughout the month G available during part of the month H available by special request d 25% Winter Discount (Dec, Jan & Feb) Reserve a program call 847-968-3321. Sept Oct Nov Dec Feb Page May Mar Jan Apr June July Scout Programs Animals, Brownie Girl Scouts F F F F F F G H 19 Building Arts, Brownie Girl Scouts F F F F F F F F F F F 19 Canoeing, Boy Scouts F F F F G H 19 Collectors/Collecting, Junior Girl Scouts F F F F F F F F F F F 19 Earth and Sky, Brownie Girl Scouts F F G H 19 Earth Connections (Guided and Self-Guided), Junior Girl Scouts F F F F 19 Eco-Explorer (Self-Guided), Brownie Girl Scouts F G G F F 19 Engineer Activity, Webelos F F F F F F F F F F F 18 Folk Arts, Junior Girl Scouts F F F F F F F F F F F 19 Forester Activity (Guided and Self-Guided), Webelo Scouts F G G G H 18 Geology Activity, Webelo Scouts F F F F F F F F F 18 Geology Academic, Webelo Scouts F F F F F F F F F 18 High Adventure, Boy Scouts F F G H 19 Let’s Go Outdoors, Tiger Scouts F F F F F G H 18 Listening to the Past, Brownies F F F F F F F F F F F 19 Map and Compass Academic, Webelo Scouts F F F F F F 18 Naturalist Activity, Webelo Scouts F F F F F F F G 18 Outdoor Adventurer, Brownie Girl Scouts F F F F F F F G 19 Outdoors Man Activity, Webelo Scouts F F F F F G H 18 Paddle, Pole & Roll, Cadette Girl Scouts F F F G G 19 Plants, Brownie Girl Scouts F F F F F F F G 19 Readyman Activity, Webelo Scouts F F F F F F F F 18 Rocks Rock, Junior Girl Scouts F F F F F F F F 19 Sharing Your World with Wildlife, Bear Scouts F F F F F F F 18 Small Craft Badge, Junior Girl Scouts F F G H 19 Soil and Water Conservation, Bear Scouts F F F F F 18 Watching Wildlife, Brownie Girl Scouts F F F F F 19 Wildlife, Junior Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts F F F F F F F F G 19 World Neighbors, Junior Girl Scouts F F F F F F F F F F F 18 Your Living World, Wolf Scouts F F F F F 18 In addition to these programs designed specifically to help scouts earn badges, we’ll also customize any of our education programs on pages 4 – 11 to meet your needs� 22
  • 23. Registration Making Reservations Special Needs It’s hassle-free� Reservations are taken by phone� Make Our programs can accommodate those with physical, visual reservations now through June 30, 2008� Plan early to help and hearing impairments, as well as ESL considerations and ensure you get a schedule that meets your needs� learning and behavioral disorders� Please let us know your Please have the following ready when you register: group’s special needs when you reserve your program� 4Program choice and location 4Date and time Hours 4Alternate date and time Hours for the Lake County Forest Preserves facilities are 4School address, phone and e-mail address listed below� Though the Museum opens to the public at 11 4Number of students and grade level am, group programs are available weekdays beginning at 4Names of teachers 9:30 am� Scout badge programs are offered weekdays and 4List of special considerations for your group weekends (special fees may apply)� 4Grant numbers where applicable For registration, call 847-968-3321� Confirmation of your program and lunch reservations (if applicable) should arrive in the mail within three weeks, along with specific General Public instructions pertaining to your visit� Satisfaction Guarantee and Cancellation Policy Your satisfaction is guaranteed� If you are dissatisfied with the quality of a program, let us know and we will apply credit toward another program or provide a refund� Should Hours a problem arise during the planning of your visit, one week’s notice is required to cancel a program without payment� Lake County Discovery Museum Mon – Sat: 11am – 4:30 pm Unique Lunch Spots Sun: 1 pm – 4:30 pm Ask us about reserving a picnic shelter for your group (be Access to Lakewood Forest Preserve is sure to book your program first)� The Discovery Museum available from 6:30 am to sunset daily� features indoor eating areas to accommodate various group sizes for a nominal fee� Ask about facilities when registering� Ryerson Woods Welcome Center Mon – Sat: 9 am – 5 pm While You’re With Us Sun: 11 am – 4 pm We strive to provide safe and enjoyable programs and Access to Ryerson Woods is available appreciate your assistance� We encourage all students from 6:30 am to sunset daily� and adults to participate� Chaperones are responsible for maintaining discipline, setting a good example and helping Independence Grove Visitors Center students stay focused on the program� Your comments help Daily 9 a�m� – 4:30 p�m�, us improve our offerings and your feedback is encouraged� unless otherwise posted Send us an email at forestpreserves@co.lake.il.us; call Access to Independence Grove Forest us at 847-968-3321; or write us at: Lake County Forest Preserve is available from 6:30 am to Preserves General Offices, 2000 N. Milwaukee Ave., sunset daily� Libertyville, IL 60048. 23
  • 24. Lake County Forest Preserves www.LCFPD.org This eco-friendly catalog was printed with soy ink on 100 percent post-consumer waste recycled paper (100PCW) that is processed chlorine-free (PCF) and certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC). 08/04, 4M, SAD, HB Lake County Forest Preserves PRSRT STD Lake County Forest Preserves US POSTAGE www.LCFPD.org P A I D www.LCFPD.org PERMIT NO� 78 General Offices LIBERTYVILLE, IL 2000 N. Milwaukee Ave. Libertyville, IL 60048
  • 25. 15 Tips Great Tip #7: Stay Positive and in the Present Golfers have a tendency to remember bad shots more than good ones. Don’t embrace self-defeating thoughts; let them go. Consistent golfers stay positive and know how to bounce back after a bad shot. The most important shot of the day is the next one. Relax and have fun. Tip #12: Simplify Your Putts In general, golfers move more than necessary when putting. Too much wrist movement is very common. Move only your shoulders and arms to become a better putter. Tiger Woods will not move his head until the ball is well on its way because he believes most missed putts come from looking up too soon. to Improve Your Game Tip #8: Best ‘Swing Thought?’ No ‘Swing Thought’ Tip #13: Create the Correct Impact Golfers think too much during swings, which can lead to Your left arm and golf club should be in a straight line at impact. paralysis by analysis. Visualize every shot you hit, but do it behind Try this drill. Chip or pitch balls with only your left arm to feel by Chris Pytell, Skokie Park District PGA Professional the ball before you set up. Then step up and just hit the ball. the correct impact position. You should feel the back of your left hand pulling through the ball. (Lefties use your right arm.) A s a golfer, what do you desire most? Is it twenty more yards off Tip #3: Clubface Control Tip #9: Tee it High to Let it Fly the tee? Is it Tiger’s touch around the green? Do you finally Your hands control the clubface. Think of the grip as a screwdriver. Today’s drivers are huge and extra long tees are necessary. The ball Tip #14: Tame your Tempo want to break a score that has haunted you for too long? If you turn it too much to the left before you get to the ball, you will will carry farther if you tee at least 3⁄4 of the ball above the top of The motto, grip it and rip it, is synonymous with John Daly’s hook. If your hands get stuck and don’t turn until after striking the your driver. Conversely, the lower the tee height the lower your swing. However, professionals strongly agree that a swing with A more consistent game is the key to better golf. Unfortunately, most ball, you will slice. At the range, relax your grip pressure and practice ball will fly. eighty percent power is best. Experiment at the driving range to golfers are inundated with too much conflicting information from maintaining clubface control with your hands. find eighty percent of your maximum power. Using the eighty golf magazines, golf shows, and advice from others — and therefore Tip #10: Greenside Bunker Shots made Easy percent rule will improve your balance, ball contact, and distance. continue to struggle. How do you know what is best for your game? Tip #4: Maintain Your Balance upon Finish Rule #1: Strike the sand with medium force, 1-2” behind the ball. The road to consistency starts with the help of a PGA instructor, who At the end of every swing, hold your finish for three seconds to Rule #2: Follow through without moving your feet. Tip #15: Master the Wind can develop a sound plan with you for your game. improve your consistency. The proper finish occurs when your torso When choosing a club, first add or subtract one yard for every and hips face your target. If you cannot maintain your balance at the Tip #11: Test Your Putting Speed mile per hour of wind. For example, a 150 yard shot with a ten Below, I have listed fifteen tips to help you get your game back on finish, you are likely swinging too hard or out-of-balance before you m.p.h. wind at your back will make the shot play more like 140 track. These tips are not automatic cures for your problems, however Long putts are more about speed than line. To place your long ever swing. putts closer, practice your putts from one end of the green to the yards. When a strong wind is in your face, the shot will play like you might find inspiration in a few of them. Stop by the Skokie 160 yards. In addition to clubbing down when hitting into the Sports Park or the Weber Park Golf Course to practice these tips. If other. Before every round, strike at least six putts from fringe to you have any questions, please call me at (773) 505-4653. Tip #5: Widen Your Swing for Power fringe to feel the speed of the green. wind, play the ball in the middle of your stance. Then, shorten An extra wide swing creates extra power. During your back swing, your back swing to 3⁄4 of its normal length. As a result, your ball gently push the club away from your body with your left hand. Your will fly lower with more control. q Tip #1: Light Grip Pressure left arm should feel extended/straight, not locked, at the top of your The number one problem for any golfer is grip tension. Grip the club backswing. in your fingers to encourage light grip pressure. The appropriate level of pressure is a 3 on a scale of 1 to 10. Keep this pressure constant during the swing. Tip #6: Equalize your Short Game For putts, chips, and pitches, your back swing and forward swing should be of equal distance. Your swing should feel unrestricted with Tip #2: Quality versus Quantity an even pace. With a little practice and patience, your distance control The quality of your practice is more important than the quantity of will gradually improve. balls you hit. Always practice with a purpose. Stick with a routine or practice a new grip you learned in a lesson. The legendary Ben Hogan once said, “Practice does not make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.” Meet Chris Pytell, Skokie Park District PGA Professional Be a member and save! Chris Pytell is in his seventh year as the PGA Director of Golf Instruction at Skokie Sports Park. Since 1994, he has fueled his passion for teaching by conducting over 10,000 individual and group lessons. A Chicago native, Chris won a number of junior golf tournaments and at 17, played in a national junior tournament with Annual Sports Park Membership Annual Golf Membership Tiger Woods. Since graduating from Southern Illinois University on a golf scholarship, Chris continues to play in 10-15 PGA tournaments annually, recently finishing third in a PGA tournament at Midlothian Country Club. His personal A great deal for regular Sports Park users! Your If you are a regular Sports Park user and also like to best score was a 58 on a par 66. Chris believes that by maintaining his competitive edge, he will help his students achieve membership includes eight $100 range cards (that’s play golf at Weber Park Golf Course, this package is their full potential. over 10,000 balls at current rates!) and 10% discounts for you. In addition to receiving all the great benefits at Traveler’s Quest or Kid’s Quest Adventure mini- that come with the annual Sports Park membership, Chris has helped many junior golfers mature into competitive collegiate golfers. He enjoys instructing men, women, and golf and the batting cages. Plus, you’ll be one of the you’ll receive 28 rounds of golf at Weber Park Golf junior golfers of all levels. Because he believes that the learning process accelerates when golf is taught at a simple level, first to receive notices for unadvertised specials and Course for the season. This package is all you’ll need his lessons concentrate on the fundamentals of the game. announcements to special events. This package is a for a great season of practicing and playing golf at the perfect way to get your practice in while your family Skokie Park District! “All golfers should take lessons from a PGA Instructor in order to understand the fundamentals and how they are needed to create a more consistent golf swing,” says Chris. “Everyone can improve with a little patience — and by practicing the has fun too. right principles.” Annual Membership fee: $755 Annual Membership fee: $625 To schedule a lesson, call Chris at (773) 505-GOLF (4653). 5 | Golf 2007 6 | Skokie Park District
  • 26. For customer service and general information, please call… Key to Abbreviations Community Center (1777 S. Blanchard Road) at 690.4880 used in this program catalog ◗ Res.: Resident ◗ Nonres.: Nonresident Wheaton Park District Support Facilities ◗ Grd.: Grade ◗ Beg.: Beginning Administration Building Park Services Center & Planning Department ◗ Cont.: Continuing 600 S. Main Street • 665.4710 1000 Manchester Road • 653.5429 ◗ Adv.: Advanced Arrowhead Golf Club Parks Plus Fitness ◗ H.S.: High School(ers) 26W151 Butterfield Road • 653.5800 1777 S. Blanchard Road • 871.6713 ◗ Leisure Center: 208 W. Union Clocktower Commons Rathje Park Building ◗ Rathje: Rathje Park House 100 Naperville Road • 665.1299 616 Delles • 871.2854 ◗ E.M.S.: Edison Middle School Cosley Zoo Recreation Department 1125 S. Wheaton Avenue 1356 N. Gary Avenue • 665.5534 1759 S. Blanchard Road • 668.3371 ◗ F.M.S.: Franklin Middle School Girl Scout Cabin Rice Pool & Water Park 211 E. Franklin Street ◗ Hubble: Hubble Middle School Northside Park • 668.2962 1777 S. Blanchard Road • 653.8884 603 S. Main Street Gordon I. MacKenzie Cabin (Boy Scouts) Shelter House ◗ Lincoln: Lincoln School Northside Park • No Phone Northside Park • 668.9772 630 Dawes Avenue Leisure Center in Memorial Park Toohey Park Building ◗ Madison: Madison School 208 W. Union • 665.1415 1900 Orchard Road • 871.2835 1620 Mayo Street Lincoln Marsh Office Western DuPage Special Recreation Association ◗ Monroe: Monroe Middle School 1010 W. Madison • 871.2810 116 N. Schmale Road, Carol Stream • 681.0962 1855 Manchester Road Northside Family Aquatic Center ◗ Washington: Washington School Northside Park • 653.3345 911 Bridle Lane ◗ W.N.H.S.: Wheaton North High School Registration Fax # • 630.665.7912 Board Meetings 701 W. Thomas Road Third Wednesday of each month, 7 pm ◗ W.W.S.H.S.: Wheaton/Warrenville South High School Office Hours Wheaton Park District 1920 S. Wiesbrook Road Community Center ◗ Parks are referred to by name only: Atten, Monday through Friday • 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Northside, etc. 1777 S. Blanchard in Wheaton Renewal for 2007 I.D. begins December 1, 2006 Wheaton Park District ECRWSS 600 S. Main Street Presorted Standard Wheaton, IL 60187 U.S. Postage PAID Wheaton, IL Permit No. 1161 Postal Customer Local Wheaton, IL 60187 Printed on Recycled Paper
  • 27. Wheaton Park District winter 2007 program guide chart a new course for adventure
  • 28. Wheaton Park District supports the Character Counts program that focuses on the T.E.A.M. method of building character. Teach – That character counts Encourage – The use of the six values of character Advocate – Good character Model – Good behavior We encourage the use of these values in all park district programs in order to maintain both high quality programs and a positive environment for the development of good character.
  • 29. NEW! Register at our new kiosk table of contents station in the Community Adult Education, Recreation ... 70-72 Center lobby. & Travel Adult Education Classes ................................... 70 Day Trips ............................................................. 71 Extended Travel.................................................. 72 Summer Camps ..............................74 Preschool .................................... 4-15 Wide Horizons....................................................... 4 Special Events .......................... 76-77 Fun & Games ..................................................... 5-7 Events.................................................................. 76 Nature & Animals............................................. 8-10 Parties & Celebrations ....................................... 77 Music ................................................................... 11 Holiday Activities................................................ 12 Facilities & Parks...................... 80-89 Safety City........................................................... 13 Arrowhead Golf Club.......................................... 80 Board of Commissioners Sportstars............................................................ 14 Clocktower Commons........................................ 81 Paul M. Fullerton.................................... President Kidz Kingdom ..................................................... 15 Community Center ............................................. 82 Steve Fieweger ............................... Vice President Cosley Zoo .......................................................... 83 Dave Blankenship Dance......................................... 18-20 Leisure Center .................................................... 84 Jeffrey R. Cook Dance with Miss Paula, Ms. Jana Lincoln Marsh Natural Area............................... 85 Jack R. Breese and Diane Stout .......................................... 18-19 Park Amenities.................................................... 86 Jerry Nichilo Beginning Baton................................................. 20 Parks & Neighborhood Map .............................. 87 WDSRA................................................................ 88 Mark Schobel Belly Dancing...................................................... 20 Ellen Huber ............................................ Secretary Dance Recital...................................................... 20 Center for History............................................... 89 Henry Taira.............................................Treasurer Snappy Tappers.................................................. 20 General Information Administrative Staff Fitness....................................... 22-29 & Registration......................... 92-103  Interim Executive Director Parks Plus Fitness Center ............................ 22-23 General Information ...................................... 92-94 Ray Morrill Group Fitness Programs & Information ...... 24-28 Registration Information & Instructions........... 95  Superintendent of Recreation Fitness Programs ............................................... 29 Program Registration Form......................... 97, 99 Mary Beth Cleary Athletic Information Form........................ 101, 103  Superintendent of Parks & Planning Gymnastics .............................. 32-33 Larry Bower  Superintendent of Golf Important Dates Bruce Stoller Martial Arts................................ 36-38 Tuesday, November 28 • 6 p.m.  Director of Human Resources Amy Rivas Early Registration deadline for Residents  Director of Marketing Athletics .................................... 40-42 Mary Perrotti Friday, December 1  Acting Director of Finance League Sports........................... 44-45 Computerized Random Lottery Henry Taira Soccer............................................................. 44-47 Baseball & Softball........................................ 48-52 Tuesday, December 19 Basketball............................................................ 52 Nonresident Registration begins Football................................................................ 53 Coming Soon… Cheerleading....................................................... 54 Winter Adult Education Brochure Lacrosse.............................................................. 55 was Mailed Nov. 1. Important Definitions The adult education brochure with informa- Nature & Animals...................... 58-60 Resident Rates tion on all winter adult education/recreation Lincoln Marsh & Cosley Zoo Programs ...... 58-59 Rates paid by anyone who resides in and/or who programs was mailed to park district residents Lincoln Marsh Teams & Ropes Course............ 60 pays taxes to the Wheaton Park District on Nov. 1. Creative Arts ............................. 62-64 Non-Resident Rates Camps & Aquatics Brochure Music & Drama.................................................... 62 Rates paid by anyone who does not pay taxes to to be Mailed Jan. 10. Arts & Crafts .................................................. 63-64 the Wheaton Park District The camps and aquatics brochure with infor- mation on all Wheaton Park District summer After School & School District Resident Rates camps, swimming lessons, pool fees and pro- Weekend Programs.................. 66-68 Rates paid by anyone who is a resident of School grams will be mailed to park district residents District #200 for only those programs conduct- on Jan. 10. ed in school buildings or on school grounds www.wheatonparkdistrict.com | 1
  • 30. get fit, be fit and stay fit with Personal Training yo ur fitness succes in s You make the choice… ! we’ll make the difference! he PLUS general fitness weight loss tone & sculpt cardiovascular training flexibility T special needs youth fitness 55+ population pre- & post-natal body building partner training The PLUS benefits group training of personal training… Will you be next to see outstanding manage stress ~ weight loss ~ increase energy success with our personal trainers? proper form ~ improve poster & balance ~ proper stretching increase muscle strength ~ improve self confidence For more information, call 630.871.6713. increase flexibility ~ boost metabolism improve stamina ~ prevent osteoporosis ~ new ideas “Okay, I found it! Something greater than sliced bread. It’s Parks Plus and my personal trainer, Tom Reichert. I never thought I could get in this great condition.” – Jim Milonas 1777 S. Blanchard Road • Wheaton, IL 60187 • 630.871.6713 • www.parksplusfitness.com 2 | wheaton park district
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  • 32. preschoolwide horizons preschool Fall 2007 Wide Horizons Preschool Visit our Wide Horizons Preschool classrooms! Observations are approximately 30 This program emphasizes learning through play and goals include motor skill development, fol- to 45 minutes long and by appointment only. Please call Preschool Coordinator Pat lowing simple directions, colors, shapes and letter McGrath at 690.4880 to schedule an observation. recognition, and arts and crafts. A field trip, special event and classroom parties add to the fun. Wide Horizons does not meet on School District 200 Old Twos Wide Horizons holidays; these days are not made up. Parents are Code Location Days Times Fee mailed emergency forms, orientation dates and a Parent Manual in July/August. Those who are 3746-1 Comm. Ctr. T, Th 10-11:30 am $240/res.; $360/nonres. enrolled in the fall are given first opportunity to register for the winter/spring semester. 3-Year-Old Wide Horizons Eligibility Code Location Days Times Fee • Children who are eligible for the 4-year-old 3732-1 Rathje M, W 12:45-2:45 pm $270/res.; $405/nonres. program must be 4 by Sept. 1, 2007. 3732-2 Rathje T, Th 9:30-11:30 am $270/res.; $405/nonres. • Children who are eligible for the 3-year-old program must be 3 by Sept. 1, 2007. New! 3746-2 Comm. Ctr. M, W, F 9:30-11:30 am $407/res.; $608/nonres. • Old Twos must be born between Sept. 2, 2004 3746-3 Comm. Ctr. T, Th 1-3 pm $270/res.; $405/nonres. and Dec. 31, 2004. 3746-4 Comm. Ctr. M, W 1-3 pm $270/res.; $405/nonres. • All children enrolled in the 3- and 4-year-old program must be able to take care of their own 3746-5 Comm. Ctr. T, Th 9:30-11:30 am $270/res.; $405/nonres. bathroom needs. • Old Twos participants may wear diapers or pull- ups, but they will not be changed by instructors. 4-Year-Old Wide Horizons • Class dates are Sept. 4-Dec. 14, 2007. Code Location Days Times Fee 3732-3 Rathje M, W, F 9:30-11:30 am $407/res.; $608/nonres. How to Register Early Registration 3732-4 Rathje T, Th 12:30-3 pm $338/res.; $507/nonres. Resident Mail-in-Fax/Drop-off/Online* 3746-6 Comm. Ctr. M, W, F 9:30-11:30 am $407/res.; $608/nonres. Lottery deadline: Nov. 28 at 6 p.m. 3746-7 Comm. Ctr. M, W, F 1-3 pm $407/res.; $608/nonres. Lottery held Dec. 1. 3746-8 Comm. Ctr. T, Th 12:30-3 pm $338/res.; $507/nonres. Open Registration 3746-9 Comm. Ctr. T, Th 12:30-3 pm $338/res.; $507/nonres. Nonresident and late resident begins Dec. 19. *Resident registrations (mail-in, fax, online and drop-off) received after 6 p.m. on Nov. 28 are held and processed in the order in which they were received after the lottery has been completed. Nonresident registrations received are held and processed on the first day of Open Registration. • There is a $100 nonrefundable registra- tion deposit. Refunds for Wide Horizons will only be given if requested by Aug. 1. • You will be billed Mar. 15, 2007 for the first pay- ment and on July 15, 2007 for the balance which reflects the $100 deposit. Questions? Call 690.4880. 4 | wheaton park district
  • 33. fun & games preschool Twos Go to School Computer Tots For preschool age Creative Arts Games, crafts and socialization are the focus of This national program has been developed by this lightly structured “school” atmosphere pro- educators to engage inquisitive minds and has classes, see page 62. gram. Diapers are not changed during class. Chil- been featured on CNN and in Parents Magazine. dren should bring a healthy snack and beverage Children explore exciting activities using comput- with them to class. Miss Jill and Miss Debbie are ers and other peripherals. Our programs encour- Saturday Express the instructors. age reading readiness, math readiness, art, science This class is designed specifically for children who ◗ Ages 30-35 months and much more to help prepare your child for are unable to attend preschool during the week. Jan. 8-Mar. 14 (No class Jan. 15 & Feb. 19) kindergarten. Each session provides new activities Activities include unstructured play, stories, songs, Mon. & Wed., 10-11:30 am (4741-1) and software. and arts and crafts. Children must be able to take Toohey Park Building ◗ Ages 3-5 care of their own bathroom needs and must be Limit 14 Session 1: Jan. 9-30 three by the first class meeting. $130/res.; $195/nonres. Tues., 3-3:30 pm (4808-1) ◗ Ages 3-5 Tues., 3:30-4 pm (4808-2) Jan. 13-Mar. 3 Simply 3s Tues., 4-4:30 pm (4808-3) Sat., 9:30-11:30 am (4744-1) Games, crafts and stories are the focus of this Session 2: Feb. 13-Mar. 6 Community Center class designed especially for threes. Children tote Tues., 3-3:30 pm (4808-4) Limit 10 a healthy snack and beverage and enjoy an hour- Tues., 3:30-4 pm (4808-5) $76/res.; $114/nonres. and-a-half of fun activities. Miss Jeannie and Tues., 4-4:30 pm (4808-6) Mrs. B are the instructors. Community Center Snackin’ 2s ◗ Age 3 Limit 4/class/session In this continuation of the popular Two by Twos Session I: Jan. 9-Mar. 13 $52/res.; $78/nonres. class, songs, crafts, free play and stories make up a Tues., 9:30-11 am (4741-2) fun hour and a half. Children must be 30 months Session II: Jan. 11-Mar. 15 Two by Twos old by the first class and no older than 35 months. Thurs., 9:30-11 am (4741-3) Two by Twos offers a first “school” situation for Diapers are not changed during class. Children Toohey Park Building young two-year-olds. Socialization, songs, crafts must bring a snack and beverage. Miss Jeannie Limit 16 and more are included in this lightly structured and Ms. Teresa are the instructors. $73/res.; $107/nonres. fun program. Children must be at least 24 months ◗ Ages 30-35 months by the first class, and no older than 29 months. Jan. 8-Mar. 14 (No class Jan. 15 & Feb. 19) Diapers are not changed during class. Miss Jean- Mon. & Wed., 12:30-2 pm (4730-3) Tiny Tots Community Center In this class we’ll have songs, games, toys and nie and Ms. Teresa are the instructors. ◗ 24-29 months Limit 14 simple crafts for parent and toddler to enjoy Jan. 8-Mar. 14 (No class Jan. 15 & Feb. 19) $130/res.; $195/nonres. together. This class is for parent and registered child only. Mon. & Wed., 9:30-10:30 am (4730-1) ◗ Walking-23 mos. Mon. & Wed., 10:45-11:45 am (4730-2) Kindergarten Jan. 12-Mar. 2 Community Center Limit 14 Cookery Fri., 9:30-10:15 am (4741-4) Cooking Toohey Park Building $87/res.; $131/nonres. and stories, Limit 10/couples kitchen $37/res.; $56/nonres. Birth certificates are required at the safety, basic first class for all preschool programs. nutrition and table Children must be the program age at manners the first class meeting. are covered. Children must be currently enrolled in kinder- garten. Marie Ryan is the instructor. ◗ Kindergarteners Jan. 8-Mar. 12 (No class Jan. 15 & Feb. 19) Mon., 10-11 am (4136-1) Mon., 1-2 pm (4136-2) Community Center Limit 10/class $57/res.; $86/nonres. www.wheatonparkdistrict.com | 5
  • 34. preschool fun & games Children must be the program age at Dip, Dab & Dauble Here’s a chance for two-year-old budding artists the first class meeting. to draw on their parents’ experience to produce masterpieces. Various art media such as paint, glue and chalk keep little hands busy creating Afternoon Adventures memorable art. There is also time for games and Drop your child off at Toohey Park for three hours songs. The instructor is Tish Ellis. Children of crafts, stories, games and play. Children should must be two years old by the first class. bring a sack lunch and beverage to class and must ◗ Age 2 with adult be toilet trained. Miss Barb and Miss Tena are Jan. 10-Feb. 28 the instructors. Wed., 9-10 am (4713-1) ◗ Ages 3-Kindergarten Northside, Girl Scout Cabin Session 1: Jan. 9-Mar. 13 Limit 8 couples Tues., Noon-3 pm (4741-5) $37/res.; $56/nonres. Session 2: Jan. 11-Mar. 15 Thurs., Noon-3 pm (4741-6) Toohey Park Building – Safety City Wing Li’l Chefs Limit 16/session Does your child show an interest in cooking? Then $143/session/res.; $215/session/nonres. sign him or her up for this class. Easy, tasty recipes Mom’s Afternoon Break and cooking safety are all part of Li’l Chefs. The Children enjoy games, crafts, stories and unstruc- instructor is Mrs. B. Time Out! at Toohey Park ◗ Ages 36-54 months Games, crafts, stories and play are the tured play, while you enjoy a few hours of free time. Children should bring a sack lunch and Jan. 10-Feb. 28 focus of this new 2-hour long class. Children Wed., 10-11 am (4754-1) should bring a small healthy snack and beverage beverage with them to class. Children must be toilet trained. Miss Jeannie and Mrs. Ryan are Wed., 1-2 pm (4754-2) to each class. Miss Barb and Miss Tena are the Community Center instructors. the instructors. ◗ Ages 3-Kindergarten Limit 10 ◗ Age 3-Kindergarten $57/res.; $86/nonres. Jan. 11-Mar. 15 Jan. 9-Mar. 13 Thurs., 9:30-11:30 am (4741-7) Tues., Noon-3 pm (4741-9) Toohey Park Building – Safety City Wing Toohey Park Building Weebees Limit 16 The Weebees program returns for a fun-filled Limit 16 winter session. Children and their mothers, fathers $96/res.; $144/nonres. $143/res.; $215/nonres. or babysitters meet new friends and playmates, and adults have a chance to interact with their Kid Connection Kid Connection children. Children must bring their own toys (your Drop off your child for a few hours of games, Drop off your child for a few hours of games, choice!); no toys provided and no fee charged. crafts, stories and unstructured play while you en- crafts, stories and unstructured play while you en- There is no supervision and no registration re- joy some free time. Children should bring a sack joy some free time. Children should bring a sack quired. Children must not yet be enrolled in lunch and a beverage with them to class. Children lunch and beverage with them to class. Children kindergarten to participate in Weebees. This must be toilet trained. Miss Jeannie and Mrs. B must be toilet trained. program is for Wheaton Park District and are the instructors. ◗ Ages 3-Kindergarten School District 200 residents. ◗ Ages 3-Kindergarten Jan. 10-Mar. 14 ◗ Ages 6 months-Kindergarten Jan. 11-Mar. 15 Wed., Noon-3 pm (4759-1) Jan. 12-Mar. 16 Thurs., Noon-3 pm (4741-8) Community Center Fri., 10-11:45 am Toohey Park Building Limit 16 Community Center Limit 16 $143/res.; $215/nonres. No fee $143/res.; $215/nonres. Lunch Box Kids Drop off your preschooler for a few hours of Toohey Park Class Parents… games, stories and free play while you enjoy some Please come into the classroom for the free time. Children must bring a sack lunch and beverage with them to class. Children must be first class of your child’s session for a toilet trained. brief introduction. ◗ Ages 3-Kindergarten Jan. 12-Mar. 16 Fri., 11:15 am-2:15 pm (4722-1) Limit 16 Community Center $143/res.; $215/nonres. 6 | wheaton park district
  • 35. fun & games preschool Twilight Twos Simply 3s Children must be the program age at An evening class for two-year-olds with a par- Games, stories and crafts are the focus of this class ent…just what you’ve been asking for! Crafts, designed especially for threes. Children should the first meeting. simple games and socialization are the focus of bring a snack and will enjoy an hour-and-a-half this class. Don’t miss this chance to spend some of both high and low organizational activities. Totin’ Twos quality time with your child. Children must be Children must be three years old by the first Games, stories and crafts are the focus of this class two by the first day of class. day of class. designed for the independent 30- to 35-month- ◗ Age 2 with adult ◗ Age 3 old. The twos tote a nutritious sack treat and enjoy Jan. 10-Feb. 28 Jan. 11-Mar. 15 an hour-and-a-half of both high and low organi- Wed., 6:45-7:30 pm (4743-1) Thurs., 9:30-11 am (4729-3) zational activities. Children must be at least Community Center Community Center 30 months old and not yet 36 months old Limit 15 couples Limit 16 by the first class. Diapers are not changed $40/couple/res.; $60/couple/nonres. $73/res.; $110/nonres. during class. ◗ Age 30-35 months Terrific Twos Me & My Tot Session 1: Jan. 9-Mar. 13 Drop off your terrific two-year-old for 45 minutes Parents and their children engage in a special Tues., 10:30 am-Noon (4729-1) of games, songs, crafts and more giving you some time just for the two of them. An instructor has Session 2: Jan. 12-Mar. 16 time to run errands or just relax. Diapers are not toys, games, songs and special projects available Fri., 9:30-11 am (4729-2) changed during class. Children may only for parents and child to share. This is an excellent Community Center sign up for one session. opportunity for children’s exposure to others, Limit 16/session ◗ Age 2 learning and sharing, and for parents to meet $73/res.; $110/nonres. Session 1: Jan. 9-Mar. 13 other parents. The instructor is Tish Ellis. Tues., 9:30-10:15 am (4728-1) ◗ Age 18-23 months with adult Preschool Magic of Manners Session 2: Jan. 11-Mar. 15 Jan. 10-Feb. 28 This interactive class teaches basic manners with Thurs., 11:15 am-Noon (4728-2) Wed., 10:15-11:15 am (4721-1) the use of magic. Topics include the Golden Rule, Community Center Northside, Girl Scout Cabin magic words, mealtime manners and greeting Limit 10/session Limit 8 couples others. This class is taught by an instructor from $60/res.; $87/nonres. $37/couple/res.; $56/couple/nonres. Image Builders Unlimited, Inc. Parents are encouraged to stay for the class. Me & My Daddy For preschool age Creative Arts ◗ Ages 3-5 Feb. 8 & 15 Dads, uncles, grandpas or adult male friends are classes, see page 62. Thurs., 3-3:45 pm (4817-2) welcome to join their favorite tot for this enjoy- able class. Crafts, games, music and cooking may Community Center be offered for adult and child to enjoy together. Limit 10/class Children must be three by the first class. $23/res.; $35/nonres. ◗ Age 3-5 with male adult Jan. 8-Mar. 12 (No class Jan. 15 & Feb. 19) Go-Go-Robics Mon., 6:45-7:30 pm (4720-1) Kids will jump, jiggle and jive their way Community Center through obstacle courses and aerobic Limit 15 couples games. Basic concepts of how the $40/res.; $60/nonres. body works, numbers and color recognition are included in this fun class for younger children. To participate in this class, you must sign the waiver on the registra- tion form. For schedule of class times, please see page 28. www.wheatonparkdistrict.com | 7
  • 36. preschoolnature & animals Cosley Zoo & Lincoln Marsh Zoo Kids For your convenience, all Cosley Zoo and Amazing Mammals Lincoln Marsh preschool programs now appear What is a mammal and what makes them different in this section. from other animal groups? Come learn about these amazing animals. ◗ Ages 4-Kindergarten Toddler Time Session 1: Jan. 8 Bring your toddlers to Cosley Zoo! Together, you Mon., 9-10 am (4699-6) and your child experience animals through songs, Session 2: Jan. 10 stories and sounds. Each session focuses on a Wed., 1-2 pm (4699-7) different animal or topic. It’s a great way to experi- Cosley Zoo ence the zoo with your two and three-year-olds. Limit 12 This class is for registered child and parent/adult. $6/res.; $9/nonres. Children must be two years old by class date. Class Forest Friends is held upstairs in the barn classroom. Discover animals that live in our forests. You won’t ◗ Ages 2-3 with/nonpaying adult want to miss this adventure. Session 1: Jan. 10 ◗ Ages 4-Kindergarten Wed., 10-10:45 am (4680-4) Session 1: Feb. 5 Jan. 11 Mon., 9-10 am (4699-8) Thurs., 10-10:45 am (4680-5) Session 2: Feb. 7 Session 2: Jan. 24 Wed., 1-2 pm (4699-9) Tiny Tails Cosley Zoo It’s never too early to introduce your young ones Wed., 10-10:45 am (4680-6) Limit 12 to animals and the wonders of nature. This one- Jan. 25 $6/res.; $9/nonres. hour session is a combination of stories, puzzles, Thurs., 10-10:45 am (4680-7) Chickens Aren’t the Only Ones… crafts and free play. Together, you and your child Session 3: Feb. 7 That lay eggs, that is. Reptiles, fish and even a few have the opportunity to learn about and appreci- Wed., 10-10:45 am (4680-8) mammals do too. Discover all the unique animals ate animals while meeting others. Each session has Feb. 8 that lay eggs. different activities and is help upstairs in the barn. Thurs., 10-10:45 am (4680-9) ◗ Ages 4-Kindergarten All children attending must be registered. Session 4: Feb. 21 Session 1: Mar. 5 ◗ Ages 18-24 mos. w/adult Wed., 10-10:45 am (4680-0) Mon., 9-10 am (4698-6) Session 1: Jan. 17 Feb. 22 Session 2: Mar. 7 Wed., 10-11 am (4698-1) Thurs., 10-10:45 am (4699-1) Wed., 1-2 pm (4698-7) Session 2: Feb. 14 Session 5: Mar. 7 Cosley Zoo Wed., 10-11 am (4698-2) Wed., 10-10:45 am (4699-2) Limit 12 Session 3: Mar. 14 Mar. 8 $6/res.; $9/nonres. Wed., 10-11 am (4698-3) Thurs., 10-10:45 am (4699-3) Cosley Zoo Session 6: Mar. 21 Limit 12 Wed., 10-10:45 am (4699-4) $6/res./pair; $9/nonres./pair Mar. 22 $3/res./additional child; $5/nonres./additional Thurs., 10-10:45 am (4699-5) child Cosley Zoo Limit 12 pairs $5/res.; $8/nonres. 8 | wheaton park district
  • 37. nature & animals preschool Kids N Critters Winter Birds Abracadabra! Explore the who, what and whys of animals and Cardinals, blue jays and chickadees are a few of Use science to perform magic tricks. Amaze those nature. Each week we’ll explore a different theme our local feathered friends who brave the cold around you with the wonderful feats you’ll learn in involving hands-on activities, crafts, games and winter. We’ll learn about them and make pine this fun, hands-on class. stories. cone feeders and bird feeder wreaths to take ◗ Mar. 6 or 7 ◗ Ages 4-Kindergarten home. Tues 10-11 am (4696-9) Limit 12/class ◗ Feb. 6 or 7 or Wed., 1-2 pm (4696-0) Some time may be spent outdoors during pro- Tues., 10-11 am (4696-1) Northside Park Girl Scout Cabin grams at the Northside Park Girl Scout Cabin. or Wed., 1-2 pm (4696-2) Program that meet at the Lincoln Marsh Natural Northside Park Girl Scout Cabin Rock and Roll Area are held entirely outdoors (inclement We kick them, skip them, and collect them. But weather may cause a program to be relocated or Outstanding Owls where did they come from? Discover the three cancelled). Please dress appropriately for all Whooo-whoo…whoo-whoo hunts in the night types of rocks and find out how they are different programs. and flys silently? Owls! In this class we’ll discover from one another. why owls are outstanding hunters. ◗ Mar. 13 or 14 Individual Classes: ◗ Feb. 13 or 14 Tues 10-11am (4695-1) $6/res.; $9/nonres Tues., 10-11 am (4696-3) or Wed., 1-2 pm (4695-2) Take all 12 Kids N Critters classes at a or Wed., 1-2 pm (4696-4) Northside Park Girl Scout Cabin discounted rate: Northside Park Girl Scout Cabin Kids N Critters Series: Sign up for Tues. or Wed. The Early Bird $60/res.; $96/nonres. Tully Monster Tales Konk-La-Ree! Keep your ears open and you’re [Tues.] (4697-1) Did you know Illinois has its very own state fossil? sure to hear the song of the red-winged blackbird. [Wed.] (4697-2) Explore the prehistoric life of the Tully monster Celebrate spring with us as we look and listen for and join us for a fossil dig. Examine fossils, find this early bird’s return to the Lincoln Marsh. What About Birds, Bugs & Slugs? out what it’s like to become a junior paleontolo- ◗ Mar. 20 or 21 Where have all the animals gone? Join us as we gist, and make your very own fossil to take home. Tues., 10-11 am (4695-3) find out what animals do during the winter. ◗ Feb. 20 or 21 or Wed., 1-2 pm (4695-4) ◗ Jan. 9 or 10 Tues., 10-11 am (4696-5) Lincoln Marsh Natural Area Tues., 10-11 am (4697-3) or Wed., 1-2 pm (4696-6) or Wed., 1-2 pm (4697-4) Northside Park Girl Scout Cabin Wild About Wind Northside Park Girl Scout Cabin We’ll experiment with the wind, make wind a Heads and Tails catcher and play a game to discover what is so Dinosaur Detectives Head…shoulder…knees…and toes…whose “wild about the wind.” What do T-rex, velociraptor and triceratops have are those? Discover the difference between animal ◗ Mar. 27 or 28 in common? They’re all dinosaurs that lived on parts and their uses. Learn a song and read a story Tues., 10-11 am (4695-5) our planet millions of years ago. Dig into their past about animal parts. or Wed., 1-2 pm (4695-6) with us through games, activities and a craft. ◗ Feb. 27 or 28 Lincoln Marsh Natural Area ◗ Jan. 16 or 17 Tues., 10-11 am (4696-7) Tues, 10-11 am (4697-5) or Wed., 1-2 pm (4696-8) or Wed., 1-2 pm (4697-6) Northside Park Girl Scout Cabin Northside Park Girl Scout Cabin Who’s Been Here? Who left those tracks? We’ll go on a tracking adventure, read a story and make a craft. ◗ Jan. 23 or 24 Tues., 10-11 am (4697-7) or Wed., 1-2 pm (4697-8) Northside Park Girl Scout Cabin Animal Act Explore animals through acting, puppet plays and storytelling. Design your very own mask to take home. ◗ Jan. 30 or 31 Tues., 10-11 am (4697-9) or Wed., 1-2 pm (4697-0) Northside Park Girl Scout Cabin www.wheatonparkdistrict.com | 9
  • 38. preschool nature & animals Nature Tots Join your child for a little discovery and explora- tion of nature. Each week we’ll discover a different joy of nature, foster a sense of wonder and pique your child’s curiosity about all things wild. ◗ Ages 3-5 w/adult Limit 12 pairs/class Some time may be spent outdoors during pro- grams at the Northside Park Girl Scout Cabin. Program that meet at the Lincoln Marsh Natural Area are held entirely outdoors (inclement weather may cause a program to be relocated or cancelled). Please dress appropriately for all programs. Individual Classes: $6/res./pair; $9/nonres./pair Take all 11 Nature Tot classes at a discounted rate: Nature Tot Series $55/res./pair; $88/nonres./pair (4612-1) Who’s the Silent Bird? Dyn-O-mite Dinosaurs! Winter in Animal-Land Owls…that’s who! Discover the many wonders Did you know that dinosaur means “terrible We’ll uncover what animals do during winter. Do of an owl’s life. Sing an owl song and make an owl lizard?” Discover just what makes a dinosaur a they migrate, hibernate or adapt? Join us to find puppet. dinosaur and find out what makes them dyn-O- out about winter in animal-land! ◗ Feb. 15 mite through activities and games. ◗ Jan. 18 Thurs., 1-2 pm (4612-6) ◗ Mar. 15 Thurs., 1-2 pm (4612-2) Northside Park Girl Scout Cabin Thurs., 1-2 pm (4612-0) Northside Park Girl Scout Cabin Northside Park Girl Scout Cabin Feathers, Fur or Scales Wonders of Winter What do animals wear? Find out what feathers, fur Spring Arrivals The winter months may seem barren and lifeless, or scales does for an animal as we discover the We’ll explore and search the Lincoln Marsh to but looks can be deceiving. We’ll search for signs wonderful world of animals. discover all of spring’s arrivals. of wildlife, hidden spring leaves and discover the ◗ Feb. 22 ◗ Mar. 22 many wonders of winter. Thurs., 1-2 pm (4612-7) Thurs., 1-2 pm (4695-7) ◗ Jan. 25 Northside Park Girl Scout Cabin Lincoln Marsh Natural Area Thurs., 1-2 pm (4612-3) Northside Park Girl Scout Cabin Nature’s Superheros Windy Days What do bees, spiders and bats have in common? Go on a wind hike with us! We’ll make a Winter Play Day They’re nature’s superheros! Discover why they windsock, play a game and read a story to help cel- Join us for a winter play day as we discover what are so important and learn the nature superhero ebrate the end of winter and the arrival of spring. makes ice and snow special. We’ll do activities, song. ◗ Mar. 29 experiments and games that are “winter” specific! ◗ Mar.1 Thurs., 1-2 pm (4695-8) ◗ Feb.1 Thurs., 1-2 pm (4612-8) Lincoln Marsh Natural Area Thurs., 1-2 pm (4612-4) Northside Park Girl Scout Cabin Northside Park Girl Scout Cabin Science Magic Check out pages 58-59 for more nature For the Birds! Abra cadabra! Discover how to do magic tricks and animals discovery programs! Meet our resident winter feathered friends and using science. In this hands-on class you’ll learn a make a tasty treat just for the birds. trick or two so that you can fool your friends. ◗ Feb. 8 ◗ Mar., 8 Thurs., 1-2 pm (4612-5) Thurs., 1-2 pm (4612-9) Northside Park Girl Scout Cabin Northside Park Girl Scout Cabin 10 | wheaton park district
  • 39. music & movement preschool Tot Rock Kid Rock presents… Music Together® – Mixed Ages It’s time for fun with music! While participating in “Winterpalooza!” Music Together® classes are fun, musically rich songs and fingerplays, and playing with rhythm Winter blues got you down? Come sing, dance and experiences for the entire family! The classes are instruments and sensory items, parents help their play around as we create fun with music, rhythm designed to build on your child’s natural enthusi- tots work on fine motor control and develop their instrucments, movement props, and creative play asm for music and movement. Children and their newly-acquired motor skills. Providing both struc- based on a winder wonderland theme! All of our parents/caregivers meet to experience new songs, tured and unstructured time, Tot Rock promotes songs and musical activities are about playing chants, free dances and instrumental jam sessions. bonding and encourages social development and in the snow, sledding, building a snowman, ice The instructional style is informal, fun and fam- music exploration. A new curriculum is taught skating, drinking hot chocolate and more! What ily-oriented. Children may or may not participate each session. Visit us at www.rock-itkids.com! a creative way to get out of the house and enjoy as they choose, and do so according to their ◗ Walkers-20 mos. w/parents winter while still staying warm. developmental level. Music Together classes are Jan. 22-Mar. 12 ◗ Ages 20 mos.-5 yrs. unusual in that they freely mix ages so that fami- Mon., 9:15-10 am (4739-1) Jan. 15 (20-36 mos. w/parent) lies can bring all of their children to one class. The Community Center Mon., 9:15-10 am (4739-5) activities focus on adult/child interaction rather Limit 12 Jan. 15 (ages 3-5 w/parent) than child/child, so that homogeneous age group- $60/res.; $90/nonres. Mon., 10:15-11 am (4739-6) ings are not necessary. Infants blend with any age Jan. 15 (20 mos.-5 yrs for siblings & parents) group. Our experience shows that their musical Kid Rock I, II, III 11:15 am-Noon (4739-7) development benefits from early exposure. Are you ready to rock? This structured music and Community Center movement program combines songs and rhymes, Limit 15/session Tuition includes an illustrated songbook, par- pretend play, rhythm activities and gross motor $8/res.; $12/nonres. ent education materials and two professionally exercises, plus helps with listening skills and so- recorded CDs of the music used in class. Each cialization. Each session is based on a new theme semester, a new and exciting song collection is that may include colors, shapes, transportation Music Together of Wheaton introduced. Families who attend regularly for modes, zoo animals and more. Music activities Christy Wright • 927.3028 three years collect the complete set of nine Music vary depending on age group. Kid Rock I intro- wgemusictogether@comcast.net Together songbooks and recordings. A free parent ductes imaginative play and gross motor move- About the Music Together® Director/Teacher education evening is scheduled each semester to ments. Kid Rock II encourages independence as Christy Wright has a M.A. in Marriage, Family help parents understand and enhance their chil- parents are only invited to attend the first and last and Child Counseling from the Phillips Gradu- dren’s musical development. Siblings under eight class of each session. Kid Rock II is for siblings and ate Institute in Encino, California and a B.F.A. months are free! For siblings over eight months, older children who prefer parental support. in theatre performance from the University a discount of $55 is refunded the first day of class ◗ 20 mos.-5 yrs. of Michigan. She is registered to teach Music by the director of Music Together of Wheaton. Kid Rock I: Jan. 22-Mar. 12 (20-30 mos. w/parent) Together® through the Center for Music ◗ Ages birth-4 Mon., 10-10:40 am (4739-2) and Young Children in Princeton, New Jersey. Session 1: Jan. 9-Mar. 13 Kid Rock II; Jan. 22-Mar. 12 (ages 2.5-4 w/out Christy recently was awarded Music Together Tues., 9:15-10 am (4740-1) parent) Level I status for outstanding achievement in Tues., 10:15-11 am (4740-2) Mon., 10:45-11:25 am (4739-3) teaching musicianship, program philosophy, Tues., 11:15 am-Noon (4740-3) Kid Rock III: Jan. 22-Mar. 12 (20 mos.-5 yrs. and parent education. Tues., 2-2:45 pm (4740-5) w/parent) Session 2: Jan. 10-Mar. 14 Mon., 11:30 am-12:10 pm (4739-4) Parent Education Night Wed., 9:15-10 am (4740-6) Community Center Please come to parent education night Wed., Wed., 10:15-11 am (4740-7) Limit 12/couples/class Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. Friends and family are wel- Wed., 11:15 am-Noon (4740-8) $60/res.; $90/nonres. come! Each registered family receives a pass for Session 3: Jan. 12-Mar. 16 a friend to attend class. Fri., 9:15-10 am (4794-1) Fri., 10:15-11 am (4794-2) Music Together® – Babies Class Fri., 1:30-2:15 pm (4794-3) This offering just for infants is a one-semester Session 4: Jan. 13-Mar. 17 introduction to Music Together®. The music Sat., 9:15-10 am (4794-4) activities and materials are especially designed for Sat., 10:15-11 am (4794-5) parents who want to learn as much as possible Sat., 11:15 am-Noon (4794-6) about music development in infants. Meet other Community Center parents of newborns and have fun! Limit 12/couples/class/session ◗ Ages birth-8 mos. $155/res. Session 1: Jan. 10-Mar. 14 Wed., 12:30-1:15 pm (4740-9) Session 2: Jan. 12-Mar. 16 Fri., 11:30 am-12:15 pm (4740-0) Community Center Limit 12/couples/session $155/res. www.wheatonparkdistrict.com | 11
  • 40. preschoolholiday activities Breakfast With Santa Claus Cupids, Cookies & Cards Breakfast with Santa has become a tradition for Here’s a chance for your child to make Valentine Wheaton children. Each child enjoys a pancake cards for the whole family, and special Valentine breakfast, Christmas songs, games and a visit treats (some to sample, some to take home). with Santa, and receives a favor to take home as ◗ Ages 3-5 a remembrance of this special morning. Please Feb. 8 make other arrangements for children under two Thurs., 9-10 am, 3 yrs. (4916-1) years of age. Confirmation tickets will be mailed. Thurs., 10:25-11:15 am, Call 690.4880 for availability. 4 & 5 yrs. (4916-2) ◗ Ages 2-6 w/paying adult Community Center Dec. 16 Limit 8/session Sat., 9:30 am (7901-1) $17/res.; $26/nonres. Community Center Limit 125/session $10/child/$10/adult/res.; Bunnies, Baskets & Bonbons $15/child/$15/adult/nonres. Bunnies, baskets and other Easter projects are the focus of this creative class for little ones. Santa’s Workshop for Tykes While mothers are tending to last-minute holiday While mothers are doing their last- minute shop- preparations, children are busy creating holiday ping, children are busy making holiday gifts and decorations. All supplies are included in the fee. decorations. Free play time and a snack are in- ◗ Ages 3-5 cluded between projects. All supplies are included Apr. 5 in the fee. Call 690.4880 for availability. Thurs., 9-10 am, 3 yrs. (1914-1) ◗ Ages 3-5 Thurs., 10:15-11:15 am, 4-5 yrs. (1914-2) Session I: Dec. 11 Community Center Mon., 9-11 am (7911-1) Limit 8/session Mon., 1-3 pm (7911-2) $17/res.; $26/nonres. Session II: Dec. 12 Tues., 9-11 am (7911-3) Tues., 1-3 pm (7911-4) Toohey Park The Great Egg Scramble Bring your baskets and come to the zoo for a Limit 12/class/session hopping good time! Before the egg hunt we’ll $18/res.; $27/nonres. have live animal presentations, crafts and stories. Preregistration is required. This event will be held rain or shine. Registration dead- line is Mar. 29. ◗ Ages 2-10 Mar. 31 Sat., 10-11:30 am (4698-4) Sat., 12:30-2 pm (4698-5) Cosley Zoo Limit 75 $10/res.; $15/nonres. 12 | wheaton park district
  • 41. preschool safety city Character Counts at Safety for Tots Safety City Group Field Trips Safety City This two-hour introduc- Ages 4-6 (preschool) and Ages 6-8 (school age) Good character tory safety class Preschools, daycare centers, school district early traits are an meets one day childhood classes and small youth groups can take important a week for five advantage of Safety City field trips. Home safety, foundation weeks. Safety basic pedestrian and bicycle safety can be taught. to everything instructor, The fee is $5 per child with a minimum of $35 per taught about Miss Barb, group. Field trips are 45 minutes in length. safety at Safety introduces City. Miss Barb, a different For more information or to schedule an outing to the Safety City safety topic each Safety City, please call 871.2835 or 690.4880. instructor, utilizes week by utilizing games, crafts, stories lessons, games, and safety lessons to teach stories and crafts. Pack the six core values of Charac- ter Counts–trustworthiness, citizenship, a healthy snack and beverage and join the fun! Basic safety lessons Safety City Birthday respect, caring, fairness and responsibility. Pack a include: • Safety at home Parties at Toohey lunch and beverage and join the fun! ◗ Ages 4-6 • Name, address, phone numbers, how to dial a phone Park Feb. 26-Mar. 14 • 911 emergency ◗ 4 to 6-Year-Olds* (Up to 15 Kids) Mon. & Wed., 9:30-11:30 am (4707-5) Mon. & Wed., 12:15-2:15 pm (4707-6) • Fire safety Toohey Park Building • Safety belts/passenger safety Safety-themed fun and games and safe Limit 10/class ◗ Age 3-Kindergarten cycling on the outdoor Safety City layout $48/res.; $72/nonres. Jan. 17-Feb. 14 Wed., 9:30-11:30 am (4707-7) are available. The entire party can be Wed., 1:15-3:15 pm (4707-8) done indoors as well. Follow your group Mini Safety Courses Toohey Park back into the Safety City Building for your Limit 10/class own private party. At least two adults at Toohey Park $42/res.; $63/nonres. must accompany the group. Stranger Safety Your neighborhood is a fun place to walk your *All party participants must bring a safety dog or play with friends. Take this introductory helmet! safety class and learn how to avoid potentially dangerous situations with strangers. The safety Fee for the 90-minute party (45 minutes instructor is Miss Barb. ◗ Ages 3-Kindergarten supervised activities by Safety City staff Session 1: Jan. 8 & 10 and 45 minutes parent-run party in the Mon. & Wed., 9:30-10:30 am (4707-1) Safety City building) is $100/residents and Mon. & Wed., 1:30-2:30 pm (4707-2) $125/nonresidents. Session 2: Mar. 19 & 21 Mon. & Wed., 9:30-10:30 am (4707-3) Mon. & Wed., 1:30-2:30 pm (4707-4) For more information on packages or to Toohey Park make a reservation, please call 871.2835 Limit 10/class or 690.4880. $15/res.; $23/nonres. Safety City was built by the Kiwanis Club Charitable Foundation. www.wheatonparkdistrict.com | 13
  • 42. preschoolsportstars The Sportstars pro- Class Code Age Day Time Dates gram is designed to introduce hoops, Young Sportstars (4303-0) 3-4 M/W 9:30-10 am Jan. 8-29(No class Jan. 15) floor hockey, soccer, Young Sportstars (4303-1) 3-4 M/W 10:10-10:40 am Jan. 8-29(No class Jan. 15) softball, tumbling and Sluggers (4303-2) 5-6 M/W 10:50-11:30 am Jan. 8-29(No class Jan. 15) track. Emphasis is on Hoops (4303-3) 4-6 M/W 12:50-1:30 pm Jan. 8-29(No class Jan. 15) recreational exercise Kickers (4303-4) 4-6 M/W 1:40-2:20 pm Jan. 8-29(No class Jan. 15) through developing skills using a variety of Young Sportstars (4303-5) 3-4 T/Th 9:30-10 am Jan. 9-30 (No class Jan. 16) lead-up games, making Young Sportstars (4303-6) 4-6 T/Th 10:10-10:40 am Jan. 9-30 (No class Jan. 16) actual competition Hoops (4303-7) 4-6 T/Th 10:50-11:30 pm Jan. 9-30 (No class Jan. 16) minimal. Birth cer- Pucksters (4303-8) 4-6 T/Th 12:50 am-1:30 pm Jan. 9-30 (No class Jan. 16) tificates are required at Sluggers (4303-9) 5-6 T/Th 1:40-2:20 pm Jan. 9-30 (No class Jan. 16) the first class. Children must be of age by the Young Sportstars (4398-0) 3-4 M/W 9:30-10 am Jan. 31-Feb. 21 (No class Feb. 19) first day of class. Gym Hoops (4398-1) 4-6 M/W 10:10-10:50 am Jan. 31-Feb. 21 (No class Feb. 19) shoes are required; no Pucksters (4398-2) 4-6 M/W 11-11:40 am Jan. 31-Feb. 21 (No class Feb. 19) black sole shoes are Tracksters (4398-3) 4-6 M/W 12:50-1:30 pm Jan. 31-Feb. 21 (No class Feb. 19) allowed. Sportstars (4398-4) 4-6 M/W 1:40-2:20 pm Jan. 31-Feb. 21 (No class Feb. 19) Young Sportstars (4398-5) 3-4 T/Th 9:30-10 am Feb. 1-20 Young Sportstars (4398-6) 3-4 T/Th 10:10-10:40 am Feb. 1-20 Hoops (4398-7) 4-6 T/Th 10:50-11:30 am Feb. 1-20 Pucksters (4398-8) 4-6 T/Th 12:50-1:30 pm Feb. 1-20 Sluggers (4398-9) 5-6 T/Th 1:40-2:20 pm Feb. 1-20 Young Sportstars (4397-0) 3-4 M/W 9:30-10 am Feb. 26-Mar. 14 Young Sportstars (4397-1) 3-4 M/W 10:10-10:40 am Feb. 26-Mar. 14 Tracksters (4397-2) 4-6 M/W 10:50-11:30 am Feb. 26-Mar. 14 Pucksters (4397-3) 4-6 M/W 12:50-1:30 pm Feb. 26-Mar. 14 Hoops (4397-4) 4-6 M/W 1:40-2:20 pm Feb. 26-Mar. 14 Young Sportstars (4397-5) 3-4 T/Th 9:30-10 am Feb. 27-Mar. 15 Kickers (4397-6) 4-6 T/Th 10:10-10:50 am Feb. 27-Mar. 15 Pucksters (4397-7) 4-6 T/Th 11-11:40 am Feb. 27-Mar. 15 Sportstars (4397-8) 4-6 T/Th 12:50-1:30 pm Feb. 27-Mar. 15 Tracksters (4397-9) 4-6 T/Th 1:40-2:20 pm Feb. 27-Mar. 15 ◗ All classes meet at the Community Center. ◗ Limit 14/class; Young Sportstars Limit 10/class ◗ $24/res.; $36/nonres. The instructor reserves the right to place the participant in the class best suited to his or her abilities. Hoops Sportstars Using smaller basketballs and lower baskets, children learn This class is designed to introduce the active recreational games of the basics of dribbling, passing and shooting. hoops, floor hockey, soccer, softball, tumbling and track. Kickers Sluggers Children learn the basic fundamentals of indoor soccer such Come exercise and learn the basics of baseball! We’ll learn the through exercises such as trapping, dribbling, passing and basics of the game including batting, bases and outfield shooting. positioning. Pucksters Young Sportstars Using smaller hockey sticks, children are instructed in shoot- Prepare to be active! This class is designed to introduce three and ing, puck handling and safety through basic drills. four-year-olds to Playground Fun, Track, Great Balls of Fun, Baseball, Leapin’ Lizards and Musical Teddy Bear Fun. Tracksters Join us for some fun on the track. Children creatively experi- ence a wide variety of active track and field activities to enhance physical development. 14 | wheaton park district
  • 43. kidz kingdom preschool Kidz Kingdom Baby-Sitting Service Parents Night Out at the Kingdom The Kidz Kingdom Baby-Sitting Service is available to patrons who are partici- Wouldn’t it be nice to have an evening out without the kids? Bring your kids pating in park district programs, working out at Parks Plus Fitness Center or to “Parents Night Out” for an evening of fun and then go out and have some using the Community Center track. Availability is on a first-come, first-served fun yourself. Each month there is a different theme and a variety of activities basis. All parents must stay on site while children are in Kidz Kingdom. There are planned. A snack and drink are served, or you can bring your own. Please is an hour-and-a-half time limit per visit. make sure all cups, containers and bags are labeled. Anyone using the Parents Night Out Program is required to fill out an Information/Emergency Card that ◗ Ages 12 weeks to 10 years we’ll keep on file. If you’d like you can pick up the card in advance and return it on your first Parents Night Out visit. Daily Drop-in......................................................................$3.75/res.; $6/nonres. 10-hour Pass Card ...............................................................$35/res.; $53/nonres. Parents Night Out Themes & Dates 20-hour Pass Card ...............................................................$65/res.; $98/nonres. Wish Upon a Star (Friday, Jan. 12) (4045-1) Join Pinocchio and Jiminey Cricket for an evening of adventure. We’ll play Daily drop-in fees and pass cards may be purchased at the Community Center some games and make a craft. Cookies and drink are served. front desk. To take advantage of resident rates you must prove current resi- dency in the Wheaton Park District with a current Wheaton Park District I.D. Cupid’s Arrow (Friday, Feb. 9) (4045-2) card. All payments must be made at the Community Center front desk. Chil- Celebrate Valentine’s Day with us as we make a festive craft. We’ll also have dren are not allowed into the Kidz Kingdom room without proof of payment. a Valentine card exchange (each child should bring 20 signed Valentines to distribute). Cake and drink are served. Membership Discount Baby-sitting is available for a one-year term and must coincide with mem- Cat Crazy (Friday, Mar. 9) (4045-3) bership terms. A current annual Parks Plus Fitness Center membership is Everybody wants to be a cat…how about you? Join us as we make a craft, required to purchase the Kidz Kingdom discount. play games and watch The Aristocats (Rated G). Fish crackers and drink are served. Yearly Pay Plan Monthly Pay Plan Baby-sitting – one child $146/res.; $219/nonres. $14/res.; $21/nonres. ◗ Ages 3 & over (children must be toilet trained) Additional child $146/res.; $219/nonres. $14/res.; $21/nonres. 6:30-9 pm Community Center Limit 20/session Kidz Kingdom Hours of Operation Monday-Friday................................................................................ 8:30 am-Noon $17/res./session; $26/nonres./session Multiple Child Discount: Saturday.....................................................................................................9-11 am $12/res./session/additional child; $18/nonres./session/additional child Parents Day Out at the Kingdom Errands to run…grocery shopping without the kids…a nice leisurely Must register for a session at least seven days in advance. If mini- breakfast out with your friends…Drop off your kids at our Parents Day Out mum is not met, a session may be cancelled. If the session runs, program, and they’ll have a great time playing while you go out and do what registration will be taken up to 24 hours prior to the program date. you like. Our program activities include art projects, stories, singing and danc- ing, games, and a large variety of toys to play with. Since you’ll be allowed to leave the building, this program requires a separate fee from the regular “Kidz Kingdom” services. Parents Day Out tickets can be purchased at the Com- munity Center front desk; tickets must be presented to the Kidz Kingdom staff at the time of drop-off. Please bring a snack and a drink for your child, and be sure that all cups, containers and bags are labeled. Anyone using the Parents Day Out program is required to fill out an Information/Emergency Card that we’ll keep on file. If you’d like, you can pick up the card in advance and return it to your first Parents Day Out visit. ◗ Ages 3 & over (children must be toilet-trained) Meets every Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 9-11:30 am Community Center Hawthorne Junction Room Limit 12 $12/res./session; $18/nonres./session www.wheatonparkdistrict.com | 15
  • 44. parties & celebrations at the wheaton park district Clocktower Commons Birthday Parties For a party that offers loads of fun without all the hassles, host your next party at The Rail Skate Park and Prairie Path Mini Golf Course! Group and semiprivate party options available. “Icing on the Cake” Birthday Parties Why not have your cake and eat it too? Children can design and decorate their very own mini-cakes. Each child chooses his/her individual cake as well as frosting colors. Pottery Birthday Parties Create your very own work of art! Reserve the Community Center’s pot- tery studio for your next party. Participants chose a project for instruc- tion, clay and materials are provided. Bring in your store-bought food, beverages, party favors and gifts for after the project. “Wild” at the Zoo Birthday Parties & Events Have the purrfect party for your animal lover at the Cosley Zoo! Choose your theme as well as the type of party you would like to have, make the reservation, and we’ll handle the rest. Gymkids Birthday Parties Jump, dive and tumble into your child’s next birthday at our Community Center Gymnastics Studio! Activities are chosen and led by our Gymkids Instructor, Janet Krieger. Safety City Birthday Parties Safety’s the key at our indoor or outdoor Safety City party! Games and safe cycling are just part of the fun at this safety themed party. Call 690.4880 or visit www.wheatonparkdistrict.com for details! 16 | wheaton park district
  • 45. dance www.wheatonparkdistrict.com | 17
  • 46. dance Dance with Ms. Paula Tappin’ N’ Tumblin’ (TNT) (Ages 2 1/2-4 1/2) Tappin’ Toes (Ages 6-9) The Wheaton Park District welcomes Paula This class not only introduces a child to the basic These tap classes give the student a sense of Brandl to our dance staff. Ms. Paula has been techniques of ballet and tap, but also combines rhythm, musicality and timing. Level I is for those teaching dance for more than 13 years and was tumbling, creative movement and games to with little or no tap experience. Level II is for the assistant director of the Steppin’Out develop coordination and physical expression. Par- those who have mastered the basic steps and Dance Company. She currently ents are invited to stay in the designated seating are ready to work more on speed and timing. teaches at the Batavia Park area at the teacher’s discretion. Children must be Leotards, tights and taps shoes are required for District and the Academy toilet trained prior to the start of class. Leotards, class. The instructor reserves the right to place of Dance Arts in Downers tights and taps shoes are required for class. Birth the participant in the class best suited to his or Grove. certificates may be required at the first class. her abilities. Dance Classes ◗ Ballet Fun (Ages 3-4) ◗ Ballet & Tap (Ages 5-6) with Ms. Jana Dancers build a foundation for ballet study Dancers begin to follow a more formal class rou- Miss Jana is a Wheaton through fun dance exercises and activities. This tine while continuing to develop imagination and resident who has a B.A. class provides an opportunity for dancers to creativity. An introduction to tap dancing during in Dance Performance develop coordination, confidence, imagination each class cultivates the dancers’ sense of rhythm and Choreography from and self-control. Dancers must wear leotards, and timing. Dancers must wear leotards, tights, the University of Northern tights and ballet shoes. and ballet and tap shoes. Colorado. She studied dance and performed with Chicago ◗ Ballet I (Ages 4-5) City Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet and Dancers learn basic ballet moves. This class aids in Alvin Alley American Dance Theatre. Ms. Jana the development of confidence, composure, flex- taught dance for six years and was the producer ibility and physical control. Classes include stretch- of Colorado Dance Theatre’s The Nutcracker ing, barre work, center work, creative movement before returning recently to Wheaton. and some tumbling. Dancers must wear leotards, tights and ballet shoes. Dance Classes with Diane Stout ◗ Preballet ◗ Ballet Ms. Diane has been teaching dance for more than This introduction to basic ballet exercises and Beginning Ballet is an introduction to classical ballet. steps aids in the development of rhythm and Students learn the five basic positions, timing, working 30 years and celebrated her 20th anniversary with coordination. Please wear ballet shoes, leotard with others and basic movement combinations. Please the Wheaton Park District in October 2006. She and tights. wear ballet shoes, leotard and tights. majored in dance at Butler University in Indianap- olis where she performed with the Butler Ballet. ◗ Predance Ballet/Jazz Over the years, she has choreographed musicals This class for four to five-year-olds is a combina- This class combines ballet and jazz for beginners for local schools and community theatre groups. tion of PreTap and PreBallet. Each class includes and intermediates. Each class includes 25 minutes As a certified Montessori directress, she instills 20 minutes of ballet and 20 minutes of tap. Ballet of ballet and 25 minutes of jazz. Please wear bal- the desire to learn while allowing her students to shoes, tap shoes, leotard and tights are required. let and jazz shoes, leotard and tights. become creatively artistic. Please wear leotard, tights, ballet and tap shoes. Ballet/Tap ◗ Kindercombo This class combines ballet and tap for beginners Dance is a highly disciplined artistic form of and intermediates. Each class includes 25 minutes self-expression. To achieve a higher level of This class combines ballet and tap in an intro- duction to dance. Each class includes about 35 of ballet and 25 minutes of tap. Please wear bal- discipline for both the mind and the body, minutes of ballet and 20 minutes of tap. Please let and tap shoes, leotard and tights. I use Montessori methods in my teaching wear leotard, tights, ballet and tap shoes. which instill the desire to learn, allowing the ◗ Jr. Triple ◗ Kinderdance Jr. Triple class is designed to introduce children to vari- student to enjoy the pleasure of self-expres- ous combinations of jazz, tap and ballet. Please wear sion and becoming more artistic. This class is a bridge between Preballet and our ballet, jazz or tap shoes, leotard and tights. – Diane Stout Introductory Youth Dance clases. Please wear Wheaton Park District Dance Instructor ballet shoes, leotard and tights. 18 | wheaton park district
  • 47. dance Class Code Age Day/Time Dates Fee Ms. Jana* Ballet Fun (Session A) (4236-1) 3 1/2-4 Tues., 940-10:25 am Jan. 9-Apr. 10 $70/res.; $105/nonres. (No class Jan. 16 & Mar. 27) Ballet Fun (Session B) (4236-2) 3 1/2-4 Wed., 9:40-10:25 am Jan. 10-Apr. 11 $70/res.; $105/nonres. (No class Jan. 17 & Mar. 28) Ballet I (Session A) (4236-3) 4-5 Tues., 10:30-11:15 am Jan. 9-Apr. 10 $70/res.; $105/nonres. (No class Jan. 16 & Mar. 27) Ballet I (Session B) (4236-4) 4-5 Thurs., 9:40-10:25 am Jan. 11-Apr. 12 $70/res.; $105/nonres. (No class Jan. 18 & Mar. 29) Ballet & Tap (Session A) (4236-5) 5-6 Wed., 10:30-11:15 am Jan. 10-Apr. 11 $70/res.; $105/nonres. (No class Jan. 17 & Mar. 28) Ballet & Tap (Session B) (4236-6) 5-6 Thurs., 10:30-11:15 am Jan. 11-Apr. 12 $70/res.; $105/nonres. (No class Jan. 18 & Mar. 29) Ms. Paula Tappin’ N’ Tumblin’ (Session 1) (4217-1) 2 1/2-3 1/2 Mon., 9:45-10:30 am Jan. 8-Apr. 16 $75/res.; $113/nonres. (No class Feb. 19) Tappin’ N’ Tumblin’ (Session 2) (4217-2) 2 1/2-3 1/2 Mon., 10:45-11:30 am Jan 8-Apr. 16 $75/res.; $113/nonres. (No class Feb. 19) Tappin’ N’ Tumblin’ (4217-3) 3 1/2-4 1/2 Mon., 11:45 am-12:30 pm Jan. 8-Apr. 16 $75/res.; $113/nonres. (No class Feb. 19) Tappin’ Toes (Level 1) (4217-4) 6-8 Wed., 4-4:45 pm Jan. 10-Apr. 11 $70/res.; $105/nonres. (No class Jan. 17 & Mar. 28) Tappin’ Toes (Level 2) (4217-5) 7-9 Wed., 5-5:45 pm Jan. 10-Apr. 11 $70/res.; $105/nonres. (No class Jan. 17 & Mar. 28) Ms. Diane Preballet (Session 1) (4218-1) 3-4 Tues., 4:30-5 pm Jan. 16-Apr. 17 $51/res.; $77/nonres. (No class Mar. 27) Preballet (Session 2) (4218-2) 3-4 Sat., 10:15-10:45 am Jan. 20-Apr. 21 $51/res.; $77/nonres. (No classMar. 31) Predance (4218-3) 4-5 Fri., 4:30-5:15 pm Jan. 19-Apr. 20 $74/res.; $111/nonres. (No class Mar. 30) Predance (4218-4) 4-5 Sat., 10:45-11:30 am Jan. 20-Apr. 21 $74/res.; $111/nonres. (No class Mar. 31) Kinderdance (4205-1) 4-5 Fri., 5:15-6 pm Jan. 19-Apr. 20 $74/res.; $111/nonres. (No class Mar. 30) Kindercombo (4206-1) 5-6 Tues., 5-6 pm Jan. 16-Apr. 17 $76/res.; $114/nonres. (No class Mar. 27) Kindercombo (4206-2) 5-6 Sat., 9:15-10:15 am Jan. 20-Apr. 21 $76/res.; $114/nonres. (No class Mar. 31) Ballet/Jazz* (4219-1) 7 & over Thurs., 5:30-6:30 pm Jan. 18-Apr. 19 $76/res.; $114/nonres. (No class Mar. 29) Ballet/Tap* (4219-2) 7 & over Thurs., 4:30-5:30 pm Jan. 18-Apr. 19 $76/res.; $114/nonres. (No class Mar. 29) Jr. Triple* (4219-3) 8 & over Tues., 6-7:15 pm Jan. 16-Apr. 16 $76/res.; $114/nonres. (No class Mar. 27) ◗ Limit 12/session; *Limit 14/session ◗ All classes meet at the Community Center ◗ Dancers must be appropriate age by the first class. ◗ *April 23-27 is reserved for make-up classes should the need arise due to teacher absence. www.wheatonparkdistrict.com | 19
  • 48. dance Important Information About Classes 17th Annual Dance Recital ◗ Students must be the appropriate age by the Most classes include a Dance Recital and conclude with a performance at the Wheaton Park District Com- first day of class. munity Center auditorium the weekend of April 28 and 29. Participation in the recital is optional. ◗ We suggest you do not purchase any dance equipment until three days prior to the start of These questions are frequently asked: class. Lack of registration may cause cancellation ◗ Does my child have to participate? No, each child is included in every aspect of the class regard- of some classes. less of his/her participation in the recital, although the class is geared toward learning dances for the ◗ Proper dance attire is required and specifi- dance recital. cally noted by each class description. Female ◗ Are costumes required? No, costumes are not required for the dance recital, but please keep in students may not wear jeans, pants or dresses mind that almost all of the children are dressed in costumes for the recital and for recital pictures. in class. Hair should be tied back and away from ◗ What if my child cannot participate in all of the performances? All are welcome to perform the face. when they are able. Ideally, everyone would appear in both shows. ◗ Students must come to class wearing street ◗ When will my child receive his/her costume? Costumes are handed out about two weeks before shoes. Carry your dance shoes with you to class. the recital. Parents must pick up their child’s/children’s costume on a week day night, to be announced ◗ The instructor reserves the right to place danc- at a later date. More information about costume pick-up will be available to participants in March. ers in the class best suited to their abilities. ◗ Can I sit inside the dance room and watch my child during class? It is Wheaton Park District ◗ All classes meet at the Community Center. policy to have parents view their child’s/children’s classes from outside the room. This is a safety issue as ◗ We ask that parents remain outside the room in well as an attention issue. We are trying to provide the children in the class with the safest environment one of the lounge areas while class is in session possible in which to grow and learn. unless previously invited by the instructor to ◗ How many tickets will my child receive? Each participant receives a total of five tickets per child assist with the class. The teachers need the full that can be divided between the Saturday and Sunday shows. Ticket request forms are mailed in late attention of the students in order to have a December/early January. A limited number of additional tickets may be available based upon the number productive and successful class session. of tickets requested and participants enrolled in the program. Costume Ordering Procedures Beginner Baton Costume order forms are sent by mail to all recital classes in late December/early January. Payment for Baton twirling offers girls a nationally recognized costumes is due by Jan. 6. If you need assistance in measuring your child for a costume, the dance teach- sport that combines the beauty of dance with the ers and staff are available on Sat., Jan. 6 from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Community Center to measure your athleticism of baton twirling. Join the fun with child and/or double check your measurements. If you have questions, please contact us at 630.668.3371. baton instructor, Tracy Thomson. This class is included in the Dance Recital the weekend of Apr. 28-29. A balanced baton can be purchased Belly Dancing (Not in recital) Snappy Tappers from the instructor on the first day of class. A Learn the ancient art of dance while getting a Join George Zima for a great hour of tapping costume fee may also be collected. good workout! You’ll use hip circles, should shim- fun. You’ll learn basic steps performed to lively, ◗ Ages 5 & over mies and snake arms – all set to traditional Middle feel-good show tunes. Beginners are welcome. To Jan. 22-Apr. 16 (No class Feb. 19 & Mar. 26) Eastern music. Instructor Kalie Murphy, who has participate, you must sign the waiver on the Mon., 6:30-7:15 pm (4836-1) been training more than five years under the guid- first day of class. Community Center ance of Master Trainer Isis Paneathea, takes you ◗ Adult Limit 12 through the basic movements and choreography. Jan. 13-Feb. 17 $59/res.; $89/nonres. The intermediate class works on more advanced Sat., 9-10 am (Beg.) (4508-1) movements and focuses on developing your own Sat., 10-11 am (Int.) (4508-2) choreography. To participate in this class, Leisure Center you must sign the waiver on the registra- Limit 25/session tion form. $24 ◗ Ages 14 & over Jan. 3-Feb. 21 (Beginning) Irish Dance (Not in recital) Wed., 7-7:55 pm (4014-1) Irish dance is alive and well and thriving right here Feb. 28-Apr. 18 (Intermediate) in the western suburbs. Children are taught the Wed., 7-7:55 pm (4014-2) five basic steps of the traditional Irish jig and the Community Center basic movements for ceili (group) dancing. Classes Limit 15 are taught by an instructor from Weber Irish $64/res.; $96/nonres. Dance. ◗ Ages 5 & over Jan. 17-Mar. 7 Wed., 7-8 pm (4216-1) Community Center Limit 25/session $80/res.; $120/nonres. 20 | wheaton park district
  • 49. fitness www.wheatonparkdistrict.com | 21
  • 50. fitness parks plus fitness center About Parks Plus Fitness Center Hours of Operation Free Workout At Parks Plus Fitness Center we’re dedicated to ◗ Monday through Friday, 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thinking about joining Parks Plus Fitness Center? fitness excellence, with facilities and programs ◗ Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Come in and try out the center first–you’ll get to designed to give you the best value for your fit- ◗ Sunday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. know the atmosphere and environment and can ness dollar. Your membership features your own Holiday Hours check out what we offer. Residents must bring personalized fitness program and the services of ◗ Thanksgiving Day, 7 am-1 pm a current utility bill or a Wheaton Park District our highly qualified professional staff. Whatever ◗ Christmas Eve, 8 am-1 pm Resident Photo I.D. as proof of residency. This your fitness goals are, you will meet or exceed ◗ Christmas Day, Closed offer is open to all Wheaton Park District residents them in the friendly atmosphere of Parks Plus Fit- ◗ New Year’s Eve, 8 am-1 pm 11 years old and older. Persons 11 to 13 years old ness Center. Come in and see for yourself! ◗ New Year’s Day, Closed must be accompanied by an adult at least 18 years old when using fitness equipment. For more infor- Parks Plus Fitness Center Equipment mation, please call Parks Plus Fitness at 871.6713. Contact Us ◗ More than 6,000 pounds of free weights includ- 1777 S. Blanchard Road • 630.871.6713 ing dumbbells (3 to 120 lbs.) and 6 complete Parks Plus Fitness Center Supervisor: Value of Being a Yearly Member sets of barbells ◗ State-of-the-art cardiovascular and resistance Laura Marquardt ◗ Variable resistance exercise machines from equipment e-mail: lmarquardt@wheatonparks.org Cybex, Paramount and FreeMotion ◗ Full line of free weights ◗ Treadmills by Precor and LifeFitness ◗ Qualified and certified personnel ◗ Precor Elliptical Trainers Attention PPFC Members – New ◗ Personal fitness assessment and orientation with ◗ Life Fitness Cross Trainer Member Referral Program! individualized exercise programming ◗ Stairmasters It’s more fun and motivating to work out with a ◗ 30-day satisfaction guarantee ◗ Gauntlet Steppers friend or family member. So, introduce someone ◗ 3-lane indoor running and walking track (12 laps/mile) ◗ Stratus Recumbent bikes to Parks Plus Fitness Center, and if they purchase ◗ Whirlpool and sauna ◗ Precor Recumbent bike a year membership you’ll receive a one-month ex- ◗ Clean locker rooms ◗ Rowing machines by Concept II tension to your current membership! Just talk to a ◗ Towel service ◗ Exercise bicycles including Air-dyne, LifeFitness, Parks Plus Fitness Center staff member for details ◗ Early bird lap swim at Rice Pool Cybex and Schwinn Dx900 ◗ Discount on prices for Group Fitness classes, ◗ Nustep Recumbent Steppers Kidz Kingdom Baby-Sitting Service, and Personal Personal Training Training ◗ Nordic Track Whether you’re a beginner or a fitness veteran, ◗ Versa Climber ◗ Complimentary Open Gym our nationally certified and experienced personal ◗ Biodex Upper Body Ergometer trainers can design and conduct one-on-one, indi- ◗ Saratoga machine vidualized programs to help you develop and/or Make Staying Fit Easy on Your Wallet! ◗ Gravitron maintain an effective and safe exercise program to Use our monthly payment plan (EFT – Electronic ◗ Bow Flex Versatrainer meet your specific health and fitness needs. Fund Transfer) when you join Parks Plus Fit- ◗ Precor Stretch Trainers ness Center. Pay two (2) months of your yearly membership, and the balance will be billed in What’s Your Goal? Pickup Group Personal Training ten (10) equal monthly installments. With this ◗ Feel better Join a certified personal trainer for a 30-minute or easy payment plan, we will automatically deduct ◗ Reduce stress 1-hour group workout to get back in the swing! the monthly membership from your checking ◗ Control weight • Choose your activity (strength, cardio, intervals, account. The deduction occurs the first week of ◗ Have fun abs, yoga, sport specific, etc.) every month. No additional fees – no hassle. ◗ Sleep better • $25/person (60 minutes) – $15/person (30 minutes) Call us at 871.6713 for more details. ◗ Lower cholesterol • Show up for the esession – get a great workout! ◗ Lower diabetes risk For more information about personal training op- Corporate Memberships ◗ Connect with family and friends tions, or to set up an appointment, stop in and see Employees of businesses who pay taxes to the ◗ Lift spirits us or call 871.6713. Wheaton Park District are eligible for resident ◗ Look better rates by verifying proof of employment with ◗ Maintain bone mass Wheelchair Access company I.D. or recent paycheck stub and photo ◗ Lower cancer risk A wheelchair is available for use by any person I.D. In addition, businesses who sign up five ◗ Strengthen heart with a disability. Please ask the front desk staff or more employees receive an additional ◗ Control blood pressure about chair use. discount off the corporate membership rate: ◗ Get energized! ◗ 1-4 people… $393/person Permanent Lockers Satisfaction Guarantee ◗ 5 or more people…$305/person Permanent lockers are available to members for The Wheaton Park District guarantees your satis- overnight storage of exercise apparel. faction with Parks Plus Fitness Center during the Lunchtime/Evening Membership ◗ Full Locker: $104/year (just $2/wk) first 30 days. If you are not completely satisfied, Yearly memberships are discounted for use during ◗ Half Locker: $52/year (just $1/wk) we’ll refund your membership fee. Three-month off-hours (Mon.-Fri., 11:30 am-2:30 pm, 8:30-10 pm). See a Parks Plus Fitness Center staff member or passes, one-month passes, holiday passes and daily fee passes are not included. call 871.6713 for more information. 22 | wheaton park district
  • 51. parks plus fitness center fitness Membership Fees – No Initiation Fees! 3-Month Pass You may use our monthly payment plan or you may pay your year’s membership fee in full when you join. The 3-month pass must be paid in full by cash, check or Visa/MasterCard. To pay resident rates, Monthly Plan Year Paid You Save… you must prove current park district residency Wheaton Park District Residents with a current Wheaton Park District I.D. Card. Adult Individual (22 & over) $37/mo. ($444) $393 $51 Group Fitness Flex Pass and baby-sitting packages are not available with this pass. Two Persons in Same Household $61/mo. ($732) $658 $74 The 3-month pass includes: Family* $77/mo. ($924) $836 $88 ◗ State-of-the-art cardiovascular and resistance equip- Youth/Young Adult* (14-21 yrs. old) $28/mo. ($336) $305 $31 ment Senior Citizen (60 & over) $28/mo. ($336) $305 $31 ◗ Full line of free weights ◗ Qualified and certified personnel Nonresidents ◗ Fitness orientation with individualized exercise Adult Individual (22 & over) $56/mo. ($672) $590 $82 programming Two Persons in Same Household $92/mo. ($1,104) $987 $117 ◗ 3-lane indoor running/walking track (12 laps/ Family* $116/mo. ($1,392) $1,254 $138 mile) Youth/Young Adult* (14-21 yrs. old) $42/mo. ($504) $458 $46 ◗ Whirlpool and sauna Senior Citizen (60 & over) $42/mo. ($504) $458 $46 ◗ Clean locker rooms ◗ Towel service *A family is defined as parents and any unmarried children 11 to 21 living at home. Children 22 and over and living * 11 to 13-year-olds must be accompanied by at home, and other relatives and individuals in the same household, are not included on the family pass. a member **Parks Plus Fitness Center members 11 to 13 may be included on the Two Persons in Same Household or the Fam- ily membership. Birth certificates are required for those 11 to 21 years old when applying for membership. Members 18 or older. 11 to 13 years old must be accompanied by an adult member 18 or older when using fitness equipment. 3-Month Pass Fees Payment Plans Parks Plus Fitness Daily Fees** Wheaton Nonres. Memberships are for one year. You may pay in Park District Wheaton Park District Resident Daily Fees Resident full or choose a monthly payment plan for the only include use of fitness center equipment. entire year which requires two months’ payment when signing up. An electronic transfer is made Adult With Resident Photo I.D. (22 & over) $147 $221 from your checking account during the first week Adult (22 & over) $9 of the month. Transfers may only be made from Young Adult Senior (60 & over) $7 (14-21) $111 $167 your checking account (not from money market, Youth (11-21*) $7 VISA, etc.). A $25 service fee is charged for Senior Nonresident (60 & over) $111 $167 each returned Electronic Funds Transfer. Adult (22 & over) $14 Payment is required within ten (10) days Senior (60 & over) $11 of notification. Otherwise, the member is Youth (11-21*) $11 1-Month Pass charged the service fee on the following * 11 to 13-year-olds must be accompanied by a See above 3-Month Pass for pass features. month’s withdrawal. member 18 or older. • Wheaton Park District Resident: $60 ** Daily fees only include use of fitness • Nonresident: $90 Membership Discounts center equipment. Automatic monthly bank drafts cannot be used for Annual Member Group Fitness Flex Pass* the 3-Month Pass. The Group Fitness Flex Pass is available for a one- Student Holiday Pass year term and coincides with membership terms. Hey students…don’t forget to purchase your A current annual PPFC membership is required to student holiday pass! Holiday passes are sold from receive a 50% discount on unlimited classes in the December 1-30 at Parks Plus Fitness Center. The Group Fitness Flex Pass program. student pass is good for 30 days from the date of • Annual PPFC Flex Pass: $214/res.; $321/nonres. purchase for the use of Parks Plus Fitness Center and/or Group Fitness classes. Proof of student * Due to the nature of the Flex Pass program, re- status is required at the time of registration. For funds will only be issued for the following reasons: more information, please contact Parks Plus Fit- 1. Upon written advice of a physician. ness Center at 871.6713. 2. Moving out of the DuPage County area. Refunds will not be issued for lack of flex ◗ Parks Plus Fitnes Center only: pass use. $47/res.; $71/nonres. ◗ Group Fitness Classes only: Kidz Kingdom Baby-Sitting Service (see $30/res.; $45/nonres. page 15) ◗ PPFC & Group Fitness Classes: $60/res.; $90/nonres. www.wheatonparkdistrict.com | 23
  • 52. fitness group fitness program How to use this fitness guide… Student • Check out the all new group exercise schedule on page 25 for the classes that interest you. • Read the description of these classes on pages 26-27. Holiday • Choose the payment option that is best for you (see below). Pass • Get ready to get fit! Hey students…don’t forget to purchase your student holiday The Flex Pass pass! Holiday passes The best deal around! Take a class any day, any time, as your schedule allows. Sessions range from six to nine weeks depending on are sold from Decem- the season. If you break down the cost of the session, it comes out to be only $9 per week ($14/nonres.) for unlimited classes in ber 1-30 at Parks Plus our Group Fitness Program, except for Children’s Classes and Specialty Classes. The Annual Flex Pass is a convienent way to pay. It Fitness Center. The allows you to take unlimited classes for one full year from the date of purchase. To participate in this program, you must sign student pass is good the waiver on the registration form. for 30 days from the date of purchase for the use of Parks Plus Annual Parks Plus Fitness Center members Fitness Center and/or receive a 50% discount on Group Fitness Flex Passes! Group Fitness classes. Proof of student sta- tus is required at the Per Session time of registration. Winter I – Jan. 2-Feb. 25 (4080-1) $72/res.; $126/nonres. For more informa- tion, please contact Parks Plus Fitness Center Annual Member 50% Discount (4080-1): $36/res.; $63/nonres. Parks Plus Fitness Center at 871.6713. Winter II – Feb. 26-Apr. 22 (4080-2) $72/res.; $126/nonres. ◗ Parks Plus Fitnes Parks Plus Fitness Center Annual Member 50% Discount (4080-2): $36/res.; $63/nonres. Center only: $47/res.; $71/nonres. Annual ◗ Group Fitness *Annual Group Fitness Flex Pass: $468/res.; $728/nonres. Classes only: Parks Plus Fitness Center Annual Member 50% Discount: $234/res.; $364/nonres. $30/res.; $45/nonres. *The Annual Group Fitness Flex Pass must be purchased at the Parks Plus Fitness Center service desk. ◗ PPFC & Group Due to the nature of the Flex Pass program, refunds for the Annual Flex Pass will only be issued for the following Fitness Classes: reasons: $60/res.; $90/nonres. 1. Upon written advice of a physician. 2. Moving out of the DuPage County area. Refunds will not be issued for lack of flex pass use. Pay-As-You-Go You may pay at the door for any group exercise class. Please purchase your pass at the Community Center front desk, then check in with the instructor for that class. Class sizes are limited. Rates are $10/res.; $15/nonres. Residents must show the resident park district card to receive the lower rate. Children’s Classes, Senior Classes & Specialty Classes Go-Go-Robics, Total Teen Fitness, and Belly Dancing are not part of the Flex Pass. For class descriptions, see pages 6-27. For dates, times, fees and codes, see page 28. Senior Balance, Strength & Stretch is part of the Flex Pass program. You may, however, sign up separately for this class only. For class description, see page 26. For dates, times, fees and codes, see page 28. 24 | wheaton park district
  • 53. group fitness schedule fitness Class Dates… New For Winter… Winter I: Jan. 2-Feb. 25 ◗ Gentle Yoga Winter II: Feb. 26-Apr. 22 ◗ Beginning Pilates The winter class schedule below is a tentative schedule. The current winter schedule is available Dec. 13. Classes are subject to change based upon participation. For program ◗ Int./Adv. Pilates descriptions and fitness level descriptions, please see pages 26-27. Tentative Winter Group Fitness Schedule Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 6 am Step Interval TNT* Step Interval Total Body Workout Step Interval 8:30 am Cardio Zone Body Sculpt Cardio Zone Body Sculpt Cardio Zone Inner Strength (8 am) Core Conditioning Cardio Zone All in One on the Ball (8 am) 9:35 am Cardio Challenge Step Challenge The Ultimate Yoga Mixer Challenge (9:30 am) Yoga Mixer Power Sculpt Yoga Mixer Power Sculpt Inner Strength - Body Sculpt Pilates (9:05 am) Go-Go Robics+ Go-Go Robics+ 10 am Int. Pilates* Senior Balance Ballet Workout* Senior Balance (10:40 am) Strength & (10:40 am) Strength & Stretch (10:35 am) Stretch (10 am) Go-Go Robics+ Go-Go Robics+ (10:35 am) (10 am) 4:30 pm Total Teen Fitness* 6 pm Cardio Kickbox Power Sclupt Kidz Kingdom, the park district’s 6:15 pm Beg. Pilates Cardio Kickbox TNT* baby-sitting ser- (6:30pm) vice for children 12 weeks to 7 pm Ultimate Abs Step Interval Belly Dancing+ Step Interval & Abs 10 years old, is (15 min.) available during many prime-time 7:15 pm Cardio Zone Int./Adv. Pilates* TNT* Street Yoga hours. Please see Express* (7 pm) page 14 for infor- mation about this 8 pm Body Sclulpt Yoga Butt, Back Gentle Yoga service. & Abs *45-Minute Express Class + Not part of Flex Pass Flex Pass alows you to take unlimited classes for the entire session. You may “Pay-As-You-Go” for all classes (see page 24 for details). You must show an updated 2006 photo I.D. to receive resident rates. The Wheaton Park District reserves the right to cancel classes with low participation. See pages 26-27 for class descriptions. Kids Kingdom Baby-sitting is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to Noon and on Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. www.wheatonparkdistrict.com | 25
  • 54. fitness group fitness program descriptions Which fitness class is right for me? Parks Plus Fitness Center offers a variety of classes to challenge everyone from the novice to the advanced participant. Our certified, experienced instruc- tors will guide you through your workout, providing options for movements that are more or less intense, or high or low impact. All of our classes are taught multilevel, so that persons of various fitness levels can enjoy the same class. As a general rule, the “challenge classes” are taught at an intermediate/ advanced level. For more information on the type and format of class you are looking for, see the following class descriptions. If you have other questions or concerns about which class is right for you, please contact the group exercise coordinator at 630.871.6713. All in One Cardio Challenge Pilates Get your workout done all in one! We’ll get your Up the stakes with our high intensity aerobic We offer three levels of mat exercises. Beginner heart pumping with a cardio workout, then the workout! This class challenges the body us- – learn the lingo, proper breathing and correct last half of class we’ll tone and strengthen the ing more advanced choreography than Cardio form for basic exercises. Intermediate – Previous body with a variety of sculpting moves.To partici- Zone, but as always, is fun and easy to follow. To Pilates experience helpful for this class. Designed pate in this class, you must sign the waiver participate in this class, you must sign the for the student ready to move beyond the basics. on the registration form. waiver on the registration form. Intermediate/Advanced – Previous Pilates experience is a must for this class. Provides a Core Conditioning on the Ball faster pace format and more challenging work. Ballet Workout Modifications provided for all levels by the This 45-minute ballet-based toning and flexibility This multi-level class utilizes the stability ball and other tools to improve core strength, balance and instructor. To participate in this class, you class is designed to develop long lean muscles, must sign the waiver on the registration increase flexibility and improve posture. Classical posture. From beginner to advanced, this class is a must to tone and develop the “powerhouse” form. music and graceful movement will bring out the ballerina in you! To participate in this class, of the body. To participate in this class, you you must sign the waiver on the registra- must sign the waiver on the registration Senior Balance, Strength tion form. form. & Stretch Improve balance and ward off osteoporosis in Gentle Yoga this relaxing, yet challenging class. Using light Body Sculpt This class is designed for those who are just begin- resistance, we’ll strengthen the body and focus Firm and strengthen your entire body in our ever- ning yoga or those who have certain limitations. on “functional fitness.” Stretching exercises popular weight-training class. You’ll use a variety Focus is on modification, so that everyone can complete this great workout. To participate in of resistance (hand weights, tubing, bands, etc.) to enjoy this ancient art of meditation, flexibility and this class, you must sign the waiver on the challenge the muscles and create that toned body strength. To participate in this class, you registration form. you’ve always dreamed of! To participate in must sign the waiver on the registration this class, you must sign the waiver on the form. registration form. Step & Abs Cardio workout that utilizes an adjustable platform Cardio Kickbox Inner Strength that you step up, down, and around with choreo- This Pilates-based mind/body class combines graphed movements. Abdominal work completes This full hour aerobic workout combines punch- the best of core training and muscle stabiliza- this great class. To participate in this class, ing and kicking techniques in an easy-to-follow tion exercises for the abs and back. The format you must sign the waiver on the registra- yet intense format. The strength and endurance also includes yoga and flexibility stretches and tion form. segment focuses on form and stabilization skills in is recommended for all fitness levels as exercise this ultimate fat-burning class. To participate in modifications are always offered. To participate this class, you must sign the waiver on the in this class, you must sign the waiver on registration form. the registration form. Cardio Zone Power Sculpt Get that body movin’ with calorie-burning com- This intermediate/advanced strength training class bos that are easy to learn, low impact but high incorporates full body movements that challenge intensity. This is a traditional style aerobic class the muscles as well as the cardio system. Experi- with all the newest fun moves. Some classes may ence this dynamic conditioning class that focuses incorporate Step for variety. Abdominal exercises on developing total body power. To participate are included. To participate in this class, you in this class, you must sign the waiver on must sign the waiver on the registration the registration form. form. 26 | wheaton park district
  • 55. group fitness program descriptions fitness Step Challenge Yoga Butt, Back & Abs This class utilizes “tapless transitions” and more Get tight yet relaxed, in this intermediate class for complex choreography to really get the body the experienced yoga student. This class focuses moving! Optional power and propulsion tech- on more advanced Hatha yoga postures, and you’ll niques are offered to increase the intensity of the soon learn to love those three little words…“hov- workout. Abdominal exercises are included. To er, hover, hover!” To participate in this class, participate in this class, you must sign the you must sign the waiver on the registra- waiver on the registration form. tion form. Step Interval Yoga Mixer Get it done all in one! This class alternates Open to all – from beginner to advanced. Start between Step cardio and resistance training for with what you are able to do, then advance at a total body workout, all the while keeping your your own pace using slow, controlled move- heart rate up. Ratios may vary from class to class. ments to strengthen and stretch your muscles To participate in this class, you must sign through a series of poses called asanas. Relieve the waiver on the registration form. stress and calm the mind by learning deep- breathing exercises and relaxation techniques. To Street Yoga participate in this class, you must sign the Tune in and tone up with Joe Eddy’s Hatha/ waiver on the registration form. Kripalu style of yoga that’s easy to learn, easy to do and easy to modify. It’s for all ages, sizes and levels – especially beginners. Learn how to use everyday objects (tennis balls, rope, chairs, etc.) as equip- ment to modify and improve strength, flexibility and fitness. To participate in this class, you must sign the waiver on the registration Children’s Classes form. Total Teen Fitness (Ages 11-14) This class is totally hot! Learn all the newest fitness trends…Body Sculpt, Boot Camp Fitness, Yoga and The Ultimate Challenge Pilates…all set to the latest music. It’s a great workout, plus we’ll talk about developing healthy eating This class is designed to give you the best of habits at the end of each class. To participate in this class, you must sign the waiver on the both cardio worlds–a heart-pounding workout registration form. that incorporates Step and aerobics, followed by abdominal work. It’s a great, fun way to finish off your week or start your weekend! To participate Go-Go-Robics* (Ages 3-5) in this class, you must sign the waiver on Kids will jump, jiggle and jive their way through obstacle courses and aerobic games. Basic concepts of the registration form. how the body works, numbers and color recognition are included in this fun class for younger children. To participate in this class, you must sign the waiver on the registration form. Tone “N” Tighten (TNT) Firm and strengthen the entire body in this 45- minute express class! Using a variety of equip- ment, this class will have you looking dynamite in no time. To participate in this class, you Try Before You Buy must sign the waiver on the registration form. Try any fitness class on the Winter Flex Pass schedule for free!* Total Body Workout This class is the ultimate cross trainer! We’ll Name____________________________________________________ challenge your agility, speed, strength and endur- Address __________________________________________________ ance through easy-to- follow athletic drills and Phone_________________________________ resistance training. To participate in this class, you must sign the waiver on the registra- tion form. *Limit 1 per person New participants only Ultimate Abs The quick core workout completes any fitness Expires Jan. 30, 2007 routine or can be your warm-up! To participate in this class, you must sign the waiver on the registration form. www.wheatonparkdistrict.com | 27
  • 56. fitnesspay-per-session classes Balance, Strength & Stretch Session Code Day/Time Dates Limit Fee Winter 1, Session 1 (4037-1) Tues./10:35-11:30 am Jan. 2-Feb. 20 20 $40/res.; $40/nonres. Winter 1, Session 2 (4037-2) Fri./10-10:55 am Jan. 5-Feb. 23 20 $40/res.; $40/nonres. Winter 2, Session 1 (4037-3) Tues./10:35-11:30 am Feb. 27-Apr. 17 20 $40/res.; $40/nonres. Winter 2, Session 2 (4037-4) Fri./10-10:55 am Mar. 2-Apr. 20 20 $40/res.; $40/nonres. • Coed, Ages 50 & over • All classes meet at the Community Center Go-Go-Robics Session Age Code Day/Time Dates Limit Fee Winter 1, Session 1 3-5 (4010-1) Mon., 9:35-10:30 am Jan. 8-Feb. 19* 12 $30/res.; $48/nonres. Winter 1, Session 2 3-5 (4010-2) Mon., 10:35-11:30 am Jan. 8-Feb. 19* 12 $30/res.; $48/nonres. Winter 1, Session 3 3-5 (4010-3) Tues., 9:35-10:30 am Jan. 2-Feb. 20* 12 $35/res.; $56/nonres. Winter 1, Session 4 3-5 (4010-4) Wed., 10-10:55 am Jan. 3-Feb. 21 12 $40/res.; $64/nonres. Winter 2, Session 1 3-5 (4010-5) Mon., 9:35-10:30 am Feb. 26-Apr. 16* 12 $35/res.; $56/nonres. Winter 2, Session 2 3-5 (4010-6) Mon., 10:35-11:30 am Feb. 26-Apr. 16* 12 $35/res.; $56/nonres. Winter 2, Session 3 3-5 (4010-7) Tues., 9:35-10:30 am Feb. 27-Apr. 17* 12 $35/res.; $56/nonres. Winter 2, Session 4 3-5 (4010-8) Wed., 10-10:55 am Feb. 28-Apr. 18* 12 $35/res.; $56/nonres. • All classes meet at the Community Center *No classes Jan. 15 & 16 and Mar. 26-30 (Spring Break). Total Teen Fitness Session Age Code Day/Time Dates Limit Fee Winter 1 11-14 (4016-1) Mon., 4:30-5:15 pm Jan. 8-Feb. 19 15 $30/res.; $48/nonres. Winter 2 11-14 (4016-2) Mon., 4:30-5:15 pm Feb. 26-Apr. 16 15 $35/res.; $56/nonres. • All classes meet at the Community Center *No classes Jan. 15 & 16 and Mar. 26-30 (Spring Break). Lookin g Belly D for our anci class? ng See pa ge 20. 28 | wheaton park district
  • 57. program descriptions fitness Weight Training 101 Fit for Life A great class for women If the fast-paced exercise only! You’ll learn effec- classes overwhelm you, tive techniques and try this choreo- exercises to develop graphed low-im- and shape muscles pact workout to the way you want lively music in a them to be. We nonintimidating will implement environment. Join various techniques us for an hour of fun such as how to use free aerobic exercise and weights with proper form, strength training using how to incorporate medicine weights and bands that will ball training into your workout and strengthen your muscles, improve how to develop abdominal strength training your endurance and increase flexibility. Have techniques. This class is taught by a certified and fun, make new friends and have more energy all experienced Parks Plus Fitness Center Personal day long! This class is taught by a Central DuPage Trainer. A signed waiver is required to par- Hospital instructor and emphasizes safety and ticipate in this class. functional fitness. A signed waiver is required ◗ Women, 18 & over to participate in this class. Jan. 22-Feb. 14 ◗ Mon., 8:30-9:30 am and Mon., & Wed., 10-11 am (4002-1) Wed., 8:45-9:45 am Parks Plus Fitness Center The 2006 program ends on Dec. 13. The 2007 Limit 10 program begins on Jan. 3. $48/res., $72/nonres. Community Center New! Purchase a punch pass at the Com- munity Center front desk for $20, valid for 10 visits. You don’t pay for classes you can’t attend. get fit, be fit and stay fit with Personal Training tness su y our fi cc The PLUS benefits n of personal training… es P L US i s! manage stress ~ weight loss ~ increase energy proper form ~ improve poster & balance ~ proper stretching increase muscle strength ~ improve self confidence e increase flexibility ~ boost metabolism Th improve stamina ~ prevent osteoporosis ~ new ideas Call 630.871.6713 for more information! 1777 S. Blanchard Road • Wheaton, IL 60187 • 630.871.6713 • www.parksplusfitness.com www.wheatonparkdistrict.com | 29
  • 58. Mark your calendar now! WDSRA Foundation’s 13th Annual Charity Auction Join us for an evening of fun with a French flair! Portraits of Paris Friday, March 9, 2007 6 pm silent auction opens 8 pm dinner 9 pm live auction begins e evening includes dinner, a raffle, and both live and silent auctions. With something for everyone and items in every price range, our auctions are the highlight of the evening. Stroll through our art show featuring work by a variety of our participants. And of course, we will induct a new member into the WDSRA Hall of Fame. Want to be a part of the fun and lend support but don’t know how? volunteer…we can use your help donate…donate an item for the auction sponsorships…family and corporate sponsorships available guest…join us as a guest and bring a friend For tickets or more information call Cindy Allston at 630.681.0962, ext. 132. Everyone is welcome! Auction categories… Kids & Pets ~ Restaurants, Food & Wine ~ Home & Collectibles Sports & Fitness ~ Apparel & Beauty ~ Entertainment Sports Collectibles ~ Trips ~ Bulls Fantasy Packages 30 | wheaton park district
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  • 60. gymnastics & tumbling Class Code Code Age Day/Time Fees Session I Session II Session I: Jan. 8-Feb. 17 Session II: Feb. 19-Apr. 7 (No class Mar. 26-31) Gymkids Classes (Monday-Thursday) Instructor: Janet Krieger Adult/Tot Gymnastics (4304-1) (4395-4) 2-3 w/adult Mon., 11:45 am-12:25 pm $34/res..; $51/nonres. Adult/Baby Tumbletime (4342-1) (4342-3) Walkers-24 mos. w/adult Mon., 12:30-1 pm $28/res.; $42/nonres. Beginner Gymnastics I (4304-2) (4395-5) 4-6 Mon., 1:05-1:45 pm $34/res.; $51/nonres. Beginner Gymnastics I (4304-3) (4395-6) 5-7 Mon., 4:30-5:10 pm $34/res.; $51/nonres. Beginner Gymnastics I (4304-4) (4395-7) 8-10 Mon., 5:15-5:55 pm $34/res.; $51/nonres. Adult/Tot Gymnastics (4304-5) (4395-8) 3-4 w/adult Mon., 6-6:30 pm $34/res.; $51/nonres. Adult/Tot Gymnastics (4304-6) (4395-9) 2-3 w/adult Tues., 11-11:40 am $34/res.; $51/nonres. Beginner Gymnastics I (4304-7) (4395-0) 4-6 Tues., 11:45 am-12:25 pm $34/res.; $51/nonres. Adult/Baby Tumbletime (4342-2) (4342-4) Walkers-24 mos. w/adult Tues., 12:30-1 pm $28/res.; $42/nonres. Adv. Beginner Gymnastics II (4304-8) (4394-2) 5-7 Tues., 4:30-5:10 pm $34/res.; $51/nonres. Adv. Beginner Gymnastics II (4304-9) (4394-3) 8-10 Tues., 5:15-5:55 pm $34/res.; $51/nonres. Adult/Tot Gymnastics (4304-0) (4394-4) 3-4 w/adult Tues., 6-6:30 pm $34/res.; $51/nonres. Beginner Gymnastics I (4395-1) (4394-5) 4-6 Wed., 11-11:40 am $34/res.; $51/nonres. Adult/Tot Gymnastics (4395-2) (4394-6) 2-3 w/adult Wed., 11:45 am-12:25 pm $34/res.; $51/nonres. Girl’s Rhythm Gymnastics (4395-3) (4394-7) 4-6 Wed., 12:30-1:10 pm $34/res.; $51/nonres. Boys Tumbling I (4338-1) (4338-2) 4-6 Wed., 1:15-1:55 pm $34/res.; $51/nonres. Beginner Tumbling I (4340-1) (4340-5) 4-6 Thurs., 10:30-11:15 am $34/res.; $51/nonres. Beginner Tumbling I (4340-2) (4340-6) 4-6 Thurs., 11:20 am-Noon $34/res.; $51/nonres. Advanced Beg. Tumbling II (4340-3) (4340-7) 5-7 Thurs., 4:30-5:10 pm $34/res.; $51/nonres. Advanced Beg. Tumbling II (4340-4) (4340-8) 8-10 Thurs., 5:15-5:55 pm $34/res.; $51/nonres. Adult/Tot Tumbling (4343-1) (4343-3) 2-3 w/adult Thurs., 6-6:30 pm $34/res.; $51/nonres. Saturday Tumbling Classes Instructor: Susan Niemiec Intermediate Tumbling III (4341-1) (4341-2) 7-10 Sat., 9-9:40 am $34/res.; $51/nonres. Adult/Tot Tumbling (4343-2) (4343-4) 3-4 w/adult Sat., 9:45-10:15 am $34/res.; $51/nonres. Beginner Tumbling I (4340-9) (4340-0) 4-7 Sat., 10:20-11 am $34/res.; $51/nonres. Advanced Beg. Tumbling II (4393-1) (4393-3) 6-10 Sat., 11:05-11:45 am $34/res.; $51/nonres. Beginner Tumbling I (4393-2) (4393-4) 4-6 Sat., 12-12:40 pm $34/res.; $51/nonres. Gymnastics is a fun way to keep kids active, healthy and fit. Classes focus on conditioning, proper skill technique and also include short discussions on nutrition and hydration. Let your child begin now to create a positive and balanced lifestyle. Live happy, healthy, safe and strong! • Limit 10/class • Location: Community Center 32 | wheaton park district
  • 61. gymnastics & tumbling Gymkids: Advanced Beginner Welcome to the world of gymnastics, All Gymkids classes (Mon.- tumbling and sports. To create the safest Gymnastics II More advanced students enhance previously Thurs.) are taught by Janet and most enjoyable environment for all learned skills and build upon them. Now a cart- participants, please adhere to the follow- wheel turns into a round-off, etc. Really good Krieger. All Saturday classes are ing requirements. cartwheels are required. taught by Susan Niemiec. • For all children age four and over, the Dress Code includes T-shirts that can Gymkids: Beginner Gymnastics I This program introduces youth to basic tumbling Instructors reserve the right to be tucked into gym shorts/pants or a and gymnastic skills with the use of various mats, nonskirted one-piece leotard. Clothing low balance beam, springboard and bar. The em- place students in the class best with zippers can damage equipment phasis is on strength, coordination and flexibility. suited to their abilities. and tight-fitting or oversized clothing can cause injuries. Gymkids: Advanced Beginner • Hair should not obstruct vision and Tumbling II Saturday: Adult/Tot Tumbling should be tied back in a low ponytail. This program for the more advanced student In this introduction to tumbling, a qualified in- Ponytails on top of the head, or hair or- emphasizes coordination, flexibility and strength structor leads parents and tots through a number naments, can cause injury to the head. along with balance and self-confidence. Tumblers of tumbling stunts designed to develop coordina- • Bare feet are required. use various mats, springboard and trampoline to tion, body awareness, and small and large motor practice routines and improve their skills. Very skills. good cartwheels and backward rolls are required Gymkids: Beginner Tumbling I to enter this class. Saturday: Beginning Tumbling I Students are taught how to do basic tumbling Students are taught how to do basic tumbling stunts, rolls, cartwheels and much more. This pro- Gymkids: Boys Tumbling stunts, rolls, cartwheels and much more. This pro- gram is designed to promote coordination, body Sports movement and motions are included in this gram is designed to promot coordination, body awareness and basic tumbling skills with the use of beginner level class. Various mats, springboard awareness and basic tumbling skills with the use of various mats, springboard and trampoline. and trampoline are also used to emphasize coordi- various mats, springboard and trampoline. nation, strength and teamwork. Gymkids: Adult/Tot Tumbling Saturday: Advanced Beginner Ages 3-4 w/Adult (18 & over) Saturday: Intermediate Tumbling III In this introduction to tumbling, a qualified Tumbling II Students are taught lead-up exercises and This program is for the more advanced student instructor leads parents and tots through a warmups to enhance their strength, coordina- and emphasizes coordination, flexibility and number of tumbling stunts designed to develope tion, balance and flexibility. Stunts are performed strength along with balance and self-confidence. coordination, body awareness, and small and large with the use of various mats, springboard and Tumblers use various mats, springboard and motor skills. There must be one adult per child; trampoline. Very good round-offs, cartwheels and trampoline to practice routines and improve their the adult needs to participate fully. Please do not backward rolls are required to enter this class. skills. Very good cartwheels and backward rolls are bring other siblings if another adult is not there to required to enter this class. watch them. Gymkids: Adult/Baby Tumbletime Ages Walkers-24 mos. w/Adult (18 & over) Join other walkers and their special adult as we explore the world of movement. The focus is on body awareness along with small and large motor movement. Gym equipment and playtime acces- sories are incorporated to stimulate learning. Gymkids: Adult/Tot Gymnastics This introduction to basic tumbling and gymnastic skills uses various apparatuses. The emphasis is on body awareness, movement and coordination. Gymkids: Girls Rhythm Gymnastics Dance and tumbling skills are combined with dif- ferent hand apparatuses to create rhythmic move- ments. Ribbons, hoops, balls and more are used to improve coordination, balance and motor skills. www.wheatonparkdistrict.com | 33
  • 62. wheaton park district h o me school rogram p s The Wheaton Park District offers a wide variety of programs for groups of home school students and individuals of all ages. Offered at Lincoln Marsh Cosley Zoo and Parks Plus Fitness Center these programs help students learn about nature, zoo life and fitness through hands-on educational and fun activities. Call today and let us put together and schedule a midday program for you. Lincoln Marsh • 871.2810 ~ Cosley Zoo • 665.5534 ~ Parks Plus Fitness Center • 871.6713 wheaton park district’s Scout Badge Programs The Wheaton Park District offers a variety of programs for most levels of Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts. Offered at Lincoln Marsh Cosley Zoo Parks Plus Fitness Center Northside Park and Rice Pool and Water Park these fee-based programs help scouts learn about nature, zoo life and fitness through hands-on, educational activties. Please visit www.wheatonparkdistrict.com for more information. 34 | wheaton park district
  • 63. martial arts www.wheatonparkdistrict.com | 35
  • 64. martial arts Shotokan Karate for all Ages Class Code Age Day/Time Dates Fee An orientation meeting for parents of Pre- Karate for Beginners is scheduled for Jan. 3 Pre-Karate at the beginning of class. Beginning* (4319-1) 5-7 Wed., 4:10-4:55 pm 1/3-3/21 $91/res.; $137/nonres. Beginning* (4319-2) 5-7 Sat., 3:10-3:55 pm 1/6-3/24 $91/res.; $137/nonres. This program is excellent for releasing tension, Continuing (1 prior sessions) building discipline and confidence, and develop- (4319-3) 5-7 Wed., 5-5:45 pm 1/3-3/21 $91/res.; $137/nonres. ing cardiovascular fitness and coordination. Intermediate (with instructor’s permission) (4319-4) 5-7 Wed., 5:50-6:50 pm 1/3-3/21 $113/res./ $170/nonres. All Shotokan Karate classes are taught by full-time Continuing (1 or more prior sessions) instructors of the Illinois Shotokan Karate Club (4319-5) 5-7 Sat., 4-4:45 pm 1/6-3/24 $91/res.; $137/nonres. under the direction of John DiPasquale, former Advanced (with instructor’s permission) four-time national champion, U.S. Karate National (4319-6) 5-7 Sat., 4:50-5:35 pm 1/6-3/24 $91/res.; $137/nonres. coach and faculty member of ACEP. *No experience necessary. Students who are ready to move up a belt grade Youth Karate are given a karate rank test for which an additional Beginning/Continuing (white belt) fee is charged. This program is held in coopera- (4319-7) 7-14 Sat., 2-3 pm 1/6-3/24 $91/res.; $137/nonres. tion with Glen Ellyn Park District. Novice (orange-blue belts) (4319-8) 7-14 Sat., 3-4 pm 1/6-3/24 $91/res.; $137/nonres. NOTE: Students with no prior experience Intermediate (green-purple belts) should sign up for beginner classes. Begin- (4319-9) 7-14 Sat., 4-5 pm 1/6-3/24 $91/res.; $137/nonres. ner students are not permitted to register +Beginning /Novice (white-yellow belt) after the second day of the session. Students (4319-0) 7-14 Wed., 5:30-6:30 pm 1/3-3/21 $91/res.; $137/nonres. must register five (5) days in advance of the +Intermediate (blue-low purple belt) beginning of the session. Students who have (4396-1) 7-14 Wed., 6:30-7:30 pm 1/3-3/21 $91/res.; $137/nonres. had at least one prior session should sign up Advanced (brown belt & up) for the continuing classes. (4396-2) 7-14 Sat., 5-6 pm 1/6-3/24 $91/res.; $137/nonres. +Advanced (high purple-black belt) Students are only permitted to enroll in the (4396-3) 7-14 Wed., 7:30-8:30pm 1/3-3/21 $91/res.; $137/nonres. advanced class with the instructor’s permis- sion. Adult Karate +Beginner/Continuing (white belts) To participate in these classes, you must (4396-4) 15 & over Wed., 8:30-9:30 pm 1/3-3/21 $91/res.; $137/nonres. sign the waiver on the registration form. +Intermediate/Advanced (orange belt & up (4396-5) 15 & over Wed., 8:30-10 pm 1/3-3/21 $136/res.; $204/nonres. Parent/Child Karate (adult and child must pay separately) Beginning/Continuing (4396-6) 7 & over Sat., 2-3 pm 1/6-3/24 $91/res.; $137/nonres./person Novice (orange-blue belts) (4396-7) 7 & over Sat., 3-4 pm 1/6-3/24 $91/res./person; $137/nonres./person Intermediate (green-purple belts) (4396-8) 7 & over Sat., 4-5 pm 1/6-3/24 $91/res./person; $137/nonres./person Advanced (brown belt & up) (4396-9) 7 & over Sat., 5-6 pm 1/6-3/24 $91/res./person; $137/nonres./person ◗ Limit 30/class ◗ Limit 10/class; Glen Ellyn classes + Please register at your own park district in order to receive resident rates for these classes. + These classes are held at the Glen Ellyn Park District Main Street Recreation Center, 501 Hill Ave., Glen Ellyn. All other classes are held at the Wheaton Park District Community Center. 36 | wheaton park district
  • 65. martial arts Tae Kwon Do Tae Kwon Do teaches self-defense and improves the student’s self-confidence, discipline, coor- dination and physical and mental capabilities. A student develops the Yes I Can attitude for facing daily challenges at home, school and work. Tae Kwon Do originated in Korea more than 2000 years ago. Classes are taught by instructors under the direction of Master Chung M. Kim, 6th Degree black Belt, of Lions Tae Kwon Do in Woodridge. A promotion test is offered at the end of each ses- sion for those students who are ready to promote to the next belt rank. Parent and child must each pay class fee. Students with no prior experi- ence should sign up for the beginner class; orange belts or higher should sign up for the advanced class. Promotion test is Sat., Mar. 10 and requires an additional fee. To participate in this class, you must sign the waiver on the registration form. ◗ Ages 5 & over Jan. 6-Mar. 3 Sat., 10:15-11:15 am (Beginner & Shaolin Long Fist Kung Fu Aikido Shaolin Kung Fu provides a high energy, upbeat The Japanese martial art of Aikido stresses the Beginner Parent/Child) (4318-1) workout that is great for men and women. You’ll coordination of mind and body, and teaches you Sat., 11:30 am-12:45 pm (Advanced & be taught beautiful and effective fighting sets from to defend yourself by controlling and neutralizing Advanced Parent/Child) (4318-2) China and will have the opportunity to kick and an aggressor through wrist locks and throws. Ai- Community Center punch standing bags. Free sparring, with rigorous kido is also great exercise. Students with no prior Limit 40/class controls on contact, is practiced periodically. Aikido experience should register for the beginner $40/res.; $60/nonres. The class incorporates Chinese stretching and class, while those with experience should register strengthening exercises to increase your range for the continuing intermediate class. John Kung Fu for Kids of motion and help you relax. Physical strength Bieszk, a 5th Degree Black Belt and member of This high energy class provides a fun and enjoyable is a key element in defending yourself, and we the Aikido Association of America, is the instruc- way for your child to learn the ancient art of Kung Fu. incorporate strength training as part of our regi- tor. To participate in this class, you must The class teaches self-control and respect for their men. Shaolin Kung Fu starts your training with sign the waiver on the registration form. teachers and fellow classmates, and will help children empty hand forms and then moves to incorporate ◗ Ages 14 & over learn to enjoy physical exercise while improving their weapons training–starting with the long staff, and Session I: Jan. 8-Mar. 26 strength and coordination. Kung Fu for Kids teaches progressing to other weapons such as the curved Mon., 7:30-8:30 pm (Beg.) (4314-1) the use of the hands and feet for self-defense. As the students progress, they also have the opportunity to sword, spear, halberd and other ancient devices. Mon., 8:30-9:30 pm (Cont./Inter.) (4314-2) learn Chinese weapons (the long staff, curved sword, Head instructor, Joe Cervera, started Martial Arts Session II: Jan. 4-Mar. 22 steel whip, etc.) as a supplement to empty hand training in 1966 and has a diverse Martial Arts Thurs., 7:30-8:30 pm (Beg.) (4314-3) techniques. Standing bags that are padded with foam background. Uniforms are available for purchase. Thurs., 8:30-9:30 pm (Cont./Inter.) (4314-4) are utilized to help the children understand the appli- Promotion tests are offered periodically for a fee. Community Center cations. Classes are taught by certified teachers under This is an ongoing class, and beginners and expe- Limit 20 the direction of Joe Cervera, a practitioner with more rienced students are always welcome to join in the $55/res.; $83/nonres. than 37 years of experience in Kung Fu and other fun. To participate in this class, you must Martial Arts. Uniforms are available for purchase at sign the waiver on the registration form. the class. Promotion tests are offered periodically for ◗ Ages 16 & over an additional fee. To participate in this class, you Session I: Jan. 2-Feb. 17 must sign the waiver on the registration form. Tues., 7-8:30 pm ◗ Ages 5-14 and Sat., 8:30-10:30 am (4315-1) Session I: Jan. 6-Feb. 17 Session II: Feb. 20-Apr. 7 Sat., 9:30-10:30 am (4315-3) Tues., 7-8:30 pm Session II: Feb. 24-Apr. 7 and Sat., 8:30-10:30 am (4315-2) Sat., 9:30-10:30 am (4315-4) Community Center Community Center Limit 30 Limit 30 $60/res.; $90/nonres. $40/res.; $60/nonres. www.wheatonparkdistrict.com | 37
  • 66. martial arts Tai Chi for Better Health This class combines the best of both worlds… Yang Family Tai Chi and Internal Chinese exer- cises. Every morning in China, millions of people start their day with Tai Chi to improve balance, muscle tone, and offer significant stress relief. The slow motion movements improve overall circula- tion and can help delay the effects of osteopo- rosis. Increased flexibility and coordination are additional benefits. The Yang Tai Chi set is taught in conjunction with interesting and exotic Chinese Internal exercises. These exercises include, but are not limited to, the Silk Reeling (Chan Su Jing) and the Eight Brocade (Ba Duan Jing) move- ments which emphasize proper breathing, com- bined with an extended range of motion, to offer great health benefits. This class provides a friendly workout that also stimulates you mentally. Wear loose clothing and come prepared to have a good time! To participate in this class, you must sign the waiver on the registration form. ◗ Ages 16 & over Session I: Jan. 6-Feb. 17 Sat., 10:30-11:30 am (4331-1) Fencing for Teens Fencing Club Session II: Feb. 24-Apr. 7 Fencing provides an opportunity for teens to learn Here’s the next step in the fencing program that Sat., 10:30-11:30 am (4331-2) self-confidence, motivation, maturity of judgment, you’ve been asking for! Participants focus on Community Center discipline and a sense of belonging. This class fo- specific drills (using electric weapons) designed to Limit 30 cuses on developing fundamental skills which the assist them in reaching a competitive level of fenc- $40/res.; $60/nonres. student can quickly apply in bouting. All equip- ing. The fee includes instruction and entrance fee ment is included. There is no fee for Intermediate to one fencing tournament (to be determined by Fencing if you are also signing up for Fencing the instructor). Tai Chi & Qi Gong Club, but registration is required. To participate Improve your flexibility, general health and in this class, you must sign the waiver on Requirements: strength, and achieve greater peace of mind with the registration form. • Participants must have completed at least two Tai Chi. This ancient martial art uses slow move- ◗ Grades 6-12 sessions of fencing at the Wheaton Park District ments that are gentle on the body and explores Jan. 11-Feb. 1 (4-week class) or have instructor approval to register for the qi gong breathing exercises, the “eight pieces Thurs., 5:45-6:45 pm, Intermediate (4861-1) course. of silk.” Please wear comfortable clothing. The Thurs., 6:45-7:45 pm, Beginner (4861-2) • Participants must enroll in both the instructor is Jean Adams. To participate in Monroe Middle School intermediate/continuing fencing class and this class, you must sign the waiver on the Limit 6/class fencing club simultaneously. registration form. $48/res.; $72/nonres. • Participants must be or become a member of ◗ Adult USFA by completing an application and submit- Session 1: Nov. 14-Dec. 12 ting a fee to USFA no later than the third week Tues., 10-11 am (7523-3) of class. (Approximate fee is $50.) For more $20/person information, visit usfencing.org. Session 2: Jan. 9-Feb. 13 • Participants must provide their own equipment Tues., 10-11 am (4523-1) by the third week of class. Equipment must in- Community Center clude mask, jacket, gloves, lame, electric foil and Limit 30 body cord. (Approximate cost is $250 based on $24/person prices from www.Blue-gauntlet.com. Please do not purchase equipment until you are contacted by staff approximately one week before the class begins to make sure the class has met minimum enrollment. • Participants must provide their own parental supervision (for those under 18) and their own transportation to local tournaments. ◗ Jan. 11-Feb. 1 (4-week class) Thurs., 5:45-6:45pm (4861-3) Monroe Middle School Limit 6 $61/res.; $92/nonres. 38 | wheaton park district
  • 67. athletics www.wheatonparkdistrict.com | 39
  • 68. athletics Youth Bowling PeeWee Basketball Clinic This program teaches bowling basics to begin- This mini-clinic is especially designed for the ners and experienced bowlers, and each class is young and enthusiastic, basketball youth. Basic designed for a specific age group. Bumpers are motor skills and eye-hand coordination are used on some lanes for the younger bowlers. stressed and taught. Fun, skill-oriented games are You’ll even get a behind the scenes look at what played to introduce the participants to the very happens after the ball hits the pins. Fee inlcu- popular sport of basketball. des instruction, lane use, ball and shoe rental. ◗ Ages 6-7 Program is held at Wheaton Bowl, 2031 Gary Feb. 5-Mar. 12 Ave. To participate in this class, you must Mon., 4-4:45 pm (4388-1) sign the waiver on the registration form. Mon., 4:50-5:35 pm (4388-2) ◗ Ages 4-15 Community Center Jan. 11-Mar. 1 Limit 20/class Thurs., 4-5 pm, Ages 4-7 (4333-1) $28/res.; $42/nonres. Thurs., 4-5 pm, Ages 8-15 (4333-2) Wheaton Bowl, 2031 N. Gary Ave. Open Basketball Coaching Youth Sports Limit 20/class Adult Education/Recreation Coaching Youth Sports is recognized by Ameri- $28/res.; $42/nonres. Join us for evenings of fun and exercise with can Sport Education Program (A.S.E.P.) and free shooting and scrimmage games. Lockers teaches youth soccer, baseball, softball, football Fox Bowl’s Junior Learn to and showers are not available. Gym shoes and basketball. Coaches gain useful information Bowl Class are required. To participate in this class, you about sport science, first aid and team manage- This 8-week program is designed to develop skills must sign the waiver on the registration ment. If you’d like to coach in our sports program, and provide competitive fun. Certified coaches form. the park district strongly urges you to take advan- in a relaxed atmosphere utilize the “Dick Ritger” ◗ Ages 18 & over tage of this program. The Wheaton Park District Teaching Method. Parents are welcome. The final Session 1: Jan. 22-Mar. 19 (No class Feb. 19) requires Coaching Youth Sports Certification for week we’ll have a fun pizza party! Fee includes Wed., 8-9:30 pm (8014-1) all coaches. bowling, shoe rental and party. Session 2: Jan. 24-Mar. 14 ◗ Ages 18 & over ◗ Grades 3-8 Mon., 8-9:30 pm (8014-2) Apr. 10 Session 1: Jan. 9-Feb. 27 Monroe (large gym, door #1) Tues., 6:30-9 pm (1300-1) Tues., 4-5:15 pm (4333-3) Limit 30/session Community Center Session 2: Mar. 6-April 24 $30/res.; $45/nonres. Wheaton Park District Tues., 4-5:15 pm (4333-4) Coaches: No fee Fox Bowl, 1101 Butterfield Rd., Wheaton Spring Break Coed Basketball Clinic Non-Wheaton Park District Limit 20/class One on One Basketball, Inc. provides a knowl- Coaches: $35 $50/res.; $75/nonres. edgeable, energetic and engaging staff. The clinic is geared so boys and girls can get a “jump” on Games Galore Parent/Tot Bumper Bowl next year’s basketball season by practicing drills Games like Capture the Flag, Relay Races and Steal Parents bowl along with their preschool and and working on skills. We’ll focus on ball handling, the Bacon keep children’s interest high. All games kindergarten children in this fun-filled, five-week shooting techniques and skill development. focus on fair play and teamwork. Gym shoes are activity. Share in your child’s excitement as they ◗ Grades 1-8 required. roll their first spare or strike. You’ll get guidance Mar. 26-30 ◗ Ages 6-10 and safety instruction, as well as basic bowling Mon.-Fri., 2-3 pm, Grades 1-2 (4353-1) Feb. 7-Mar. 14 instruction for the parent. Limit one child per Mon.-Fri., 3-4 pm, Grades 3-5 (4353-2) Wed., 4-5 pm (4364-1) parent. Mon.-Fri., 4-5 pm, Grades 6-8 (4353-3) Community Center ◗ Ages 3-6 w/parent Community Center Limit 20/class Session 1: Jan. 10-Feb. 7 Limit 40 $28/res.; $42/nonres. Wed., 1-2 pm (4333-5) $59/res.; $89/nonres. Session 2: Feb. 14-Mar. 14 Wed., 1-2 pm (4333-6) Session 3: Mar. 21-Apr. 18 Wed., 1-2 pm (4333-7) Fox Bowl, 1101 Butterfield Rd., Wheaton Limit 15 couples/session $50/res./couple.; $75/nonres./couple 40 | wheaton park district
  • 69. athletics Corec Volleyball Winter Break Volleyball Camp Volley Club for Boys and Girls Adult Education/Recreation Here’s your chance to freshen up and learn volley- The purpose of this club is to establish a 14U Play for fun and exercise during this evening of in- ball fundamentals and techniques from Volleyball and 16U volley club program that meets once formal volleyball. Staff reserves the right to merge Professionals. This four-day camp concentrates per week with the intent to build a team that levels as enrollment dictates. To participate in on passing, setting, and spiking as well as lots of competes against other volleyball clubs in tourna- this class, you must sign the waiver on the game situation drills. The lesson plan is filled with ments and league match formats. Each member of registration form. fun games and drills that help each student reach the club receives training with passing, setting and ◗ Ages 18 & over a new level. All students receive a “Volleyball Pro” spiking as well as game situation experience. Club Jan. 23-Mar. 20 evaluation and a camp T-shirt. invitations are made possible through volleyball Tues., 7:30-9:30 pm (8016-1)  Grades K-2 (Volleykidz) class experience and coach referral letters. Hubble (large gym, door #15) Session I: Jan. 2-5, 2007 Limit 32 Tues.-Fri., 2-3 pm (4309-1) Our primary aim is to teach volleyball to young $41/res.; $62/nonres. $49/res.; $74/nonres. athletes who desire to expand their volleyball  Grades 3 & 4 skills beyond drills, into the application-stage of Volleykidz Session II: Jan. 2-5, 2007 the game. The application of drills can only be Volleykidz is an introductory class for children in Tues.-Fri., 3-4:30 pm (4309-2) achieved through game play which is the primary grades K-2. The lesson plan introduces the pass, $64/res.; $96/nonres. focus of the Volley Clubs 4 Parks Program. It is our set and spike using a very light volleyball. Vol-  Grades 5 & 6 goal to assist them in achieving success at the next leykidz improves each child’s hand/eye coordina- Session III: Jan. 2-5, 2007 level and our collective aim that at the conclusion tion, and left/right coordination through the use Tues.-Fri., 3-4:30 pm (4309-3) of the season, our athletes leave our program of fun drills and gross motor games. Lesson plan $64/res., $96/nonres. having developed a deeper love of volleyball and a also incorporates short educational drills including  Grades 7 & 8 desire to learn more! spelling, math and science. Session IV: Jan. 2-5, 2007 ◗ Grades K-2 Tues.-Fri., 4:30-6:30 pm (4309-4)  Ages 11-16 Jan. 9-Feb. 27 Community Center Jan. 5-May 7, 2007 Tues., 4:15-5 pm (4309-0) Limit 24 Note: All players must pre-register to try-in. Community Center $69/res., $104/nonres. Try-ins (players are encouraged to attend all three Limit 24 dates but are required to attend two): $69/res.; $104/nonres. Spiking 101 Camp Try-in Dates: Spike your winter break with Volleyball Profes- Tues., December 12 7-8:30 pm sionals and freshen up and learn the fundamentals Thurs., December 14 7-8:30 pm Youth Volleyball Skills & Drills Fri., December 15 7-8:30 pm Improve your volleyball skills with 60 minutes of and techniques of volleyball from experienced coaches. This four-day camp concentrates on Try-ins will be held at the Wheaton Park District drills in setting, passing, overhead serving and community Center. spiking. The lesson plan directs the use of self- spiking as well as lots of game situation drills. The lesson plan is filled with fun games and drills that Boy’s Ages 11-14 (4309-6) mastery training and groups to help each student Boy’s Ages 15-16 (4309-7) achieve a new level. All students receive a six-point help each student reach a new level. All students receive a “Volleyball Pro” evaluation and a camp Girl’s Ages 11-14 (4309-8) evaluation and a Youth Volleyball rating. Instruc- Girls Ages 15-16 (4309-9) tors organize games at the end of each class. Les- T-shirt.  Ages 15 & up Tryin Fee: Free but you must preregister son plan also incorporates short educational drills If selected, practice is on Tuesday night from including spelling, math and science. Jan. 2-5, 2007 Tues.-Fri., 6:30-8 pm (4309-5) 7-8:30 p.m. at the Wheaton Park District Commu- ◗ Grades 3-8 nity Center. Game nights may vary. Jan. 9-Feb. 27 Community Center Limit 24 $350/player due upon team selection Tues., 5-6 pm, Grades 3-5 (4392-1) Tues., 6-7 pm, Grades 6-8 (4392-2) $69/res., $104/nonres. Community Center Adult Table Tennis The competition may get fierce but it’s always Limit 24 Arena “Flag” Football friendly. New members are always welcome at this $76/res.; $114/nonres. For all those football fanatics who wish they could drop-in program. play football year-round, here’s your opportunity  Adult to do so during the winter! This program is a flag Tues. & Thurs., 9 am-Noon football class that is held indoors. Each week play- Fri., 6-9 pm ers go through a few drills and then the instruc- No program Nov. 23-24. The 2006 program ends tors choose teams to play a game. Instructors are on Dec. 15. The 2007 program begins on Jan. 2. the officials of the game. No tackling allowed. Community Center ◗ Grades 5-8 Program Fee: $48 per year for unlimited Jan. 10-Feb. 28 play due Jan. 1, 2007; pay $2 per day or buy Wed., 5-6 pm (4312-1) a punch pass good for 10 visits for $10. Pur- Community Center chase your pass at the Community Center Limit 20 front desk. $40/res.; $60/nonres. www.wheatonparkdistrict.com | 41
  • 70. athletics Spring Break Volleyball Camp Recreational Indoor Soccer Cross-Country Skiing at Arrowhead Spike your spring break with Volleyball Profession- Come out for a great cardiovascular workout. (26W151 Butterfield Rd.) als as you freshen up and learn the fundamentals No soccer knowledge is required but bring your Step onto the serene cross-country trails at and techniques of volleyball from experienced shin guards and sense of humor. New teams Arrowhead Golf Club this winter with groomed coaches. This four-day camp concentrates on pass- are formed each week. To participate in this trails, rental equipment, and group lessons for ing, setting and spiking, and lots of game situation class, you must sign the waiver on the regis- cross-country skiers – and there’s no trail fee. The drills to help each student reach a new level. All tration form. facilities at Arrowhead provide hours of fun and students receive a “Volleyball Pro” evaluation and ◗ Women 30 & over exercise inexpensively and close to home. Skiing a camp T-shirt. Jan. 12-Mar. 23 (No class Feb. 16 & Mar. 2) is allowed anywhere on the golf course except in  Grades K-8 Fri., 12:30-2 pm (4326-1) roped off areas. The best trails are, of course, the groomed ones. Skiers also have the opportunity Mar. 26-29, 2007 Community Center to use the Herrick Lake Forest Preserve trails; you Mon.-Thurs., 5:15-6:15 pm, Grades K-2 (4392-3) Limit 16/session may enter and exit at Arrowhead through Herrick. $49/res.; $74/nonres. No fee; preregistration is required. Call 653.5800 for more details. Mon.-Thurs., 6:15-7:45 pm, Grades 3-5 (4392-4) Mon.-Thurs., 6:15-7:45 pm, Grades 5-6 (4392-5) Arrowhead is open for cross-country skiing during $64/res.; $96/nonres. Men’s & Women’s Bowling the following hours: Mon.-Thurs., 7:45-9:45 pm, Grades 7-8 (4392-6) for Active Adults ◗ 9 am to dusk, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday $69/res.; $104/nonres. Spare some time to join our leagues and strike up ◗ 9 am to 9 pm, Wednesday and Friday Community Center new friendships through bowling. You may even ◗ 8 am to dusk, Saturday and Sunday Limit 24 improve your frame! ◗ No skiing is permitted after dark except on  Adult Wednesday and Friday. Women’s League: Tues. & Thurs. Volleyball Check in by 8:45 a.m. Bump volleyball into your schedule, and join the Ski Rentals for Two Hours Men’s League: Mon., Wed. & Fri. ◗ Package: gang for some healthy competition and good old Check in by 8:45 a.m. fashioned fun. To participate in this class, Adult $10 Wheaton Bowl, 2031 N. Gary Ave. Child 12 & under $7 you must sign the waiver on the first day of For more information about the leagues, call the class. ◗ Individual Item Rentals: Leisure Center at 665.1415. Skis $5 ◗ Adult Year-round Boots $5 Tues. & Thurs., 9-11 am Learn to Ski Poles $3 Ski lessons are offered for all skill levels and Community Center Gym includes three days of skiing and three one-hour A security deposit is required to rent skis: credit Program Fee: $1 per day lessons. Complete equipment rental is available. card, driver’s license, student ID or car keys. For more information, call 665.1415. The 2006 Transportation is not provided. To participate School-age group rates are available on school program ends Dec. 14 (no program Nov. 23). in this class, you must sign the waiver on days only – for six or more people, the fee is $5 The 2007 program begins Jan. 2. the registration form. An adult must sign for two hours. for a minor. Indoor Soccer Camp ◗ Ages 7 & over Downhill Ski Lessons Ruben Stivan Soccer Training Camp, offered in Jan. 5-26, 2007 This program offers five one-hour lessons and conjunction with the Wheaton Park District, helps Fri., Ski lessons: Beginning, 7-8 pm (4408-1); seven hours of slope time at each class. Complete you tune up your skills during the indoor season. Intermediate, 8-9 pm (4408-2) equipment rental is available. Transportation is The 5 to 8-year-old players camp deals with funda- Arrive for lesson at 6 pm not provided. To participate in this class, you mental skills and games, and the 8 to 12-year-old Villa Olivia, Bartlett (289.5200) must sign the waiver on the registration players camp is more intensified, stressing the Limit 15 form. An adult must sign for a minor. accuracy of skills in game situations. $92 lift ticket and lesson ◗ Ages 7 & over ◗ Ages 5-12 $118 lift ticket, lesson and rental Jan. 6-Feb. 3, 2007 Jan. 8-22 Sat., Ski lessons: Beginning, 1 pm (4407-1); Mon., 4-5 pm, Ages 5-8 (4760-1) Cross-Country Ski Lessons Intermed./Adv., 2 pm (4407-2) Mon, 5-6 pm, Ages 9-12 (4760-2) Lessons for adults 12 and older are available every Arrive for lessons at noon. Community Center weekend when there is adequate snow. Please call Villa Olivia in Bartlett (289.5200) Limit 40/class Arrowhead at 653.5800 to check on conditions. Limit 15 $45/res.; $55/nonres. Lessons include a brief orientation, instruction $118 lift ticket and lesson in basic cross-country skiing, some hill work and time to ski after the lesson. If you are renting $144 lift ticket, lesson and rental equipment, please call and reserve your correct size in advance. ◗ Adult lessons will be held every Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. beginning Jan. 8. Ski rental is $10 and the lesson is $10. 42 | wheaton park district
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  • 72. league sports soccer Volunteer Coaches Needed ◗ Where do I purchase a Wheaton Park Athletic League Registration Information Soccer, baseball, softball, basketball and football District Universal Soccer Shirt? If you are registering a child for an athletic league, coaches are needed. Fill out a form at the park –Administration Office, 600 S. Main Street (Mon.- you must fill out both a Program Registration district office or call 690.4880. Fri., 8:30 am-4:30 pm) Form and an Athletic Information Form found in –Community Center, 1777 S. Blanchard Road the back of this brochure. (Mon.-Fri., 5 am-10 pm; Sat., 7 am-7 pm; Sun., 8 am-6 pm) Attention Soccer, Football, Baseball ◗ Why isn’t winning important? –A Wheaton Park District Universal Soccer Shirt & Softball Players! The philosophy of the Wheaton Park District costs $16. • Fill out all the information required on the provides for a “house league soccer program” where the emphasis is on the development of the athletic program information form. An athletic ◗ Where and when are practices? program information form must be filled child both as an individual and as an athlete. The The first two weeks are set aside for practice at out for EACH child and each sport. goal of this program is to provide an enjoyable, various parks and school sites. Teams meet no • Fill out all the information required on the safe atmosphere where children can learn respect, more than twice a week. Practice time and loca- athletic program registration form. sportsmanship and specific soccer skills. All tion are set by the coaches since they volunteer • Mail to or drop off both forms for each player, players play no less than one half of every game their time. Players are contacted by coaches after with your check or credit card information at and be afforded the opportunity to play in every they have been assigned to a team. the Wheaton Park District Community Center, position at least once during the season. 1777 S. Blanchard Rd., or at the Wheaton Park ◗ When are games played? District Administration Office, 600 S. Main ◗ How are teams formed? Kindergarten through 3rd grade play games on Street for delivery to the Community Center on Teams are formed by school whenever possible. Saturday morning; 4th through 8th graders play Only one friendship request per player or coach the next business day for processing. games on Saturday afternoon. • Register online at www.wheatonpark is accepted due to the size of the program and because we attempt to establish equal teams. district.com or fax your form to 630.665.7912. ◗ Where are games played? Please write a friendship request, if you have one, Games are played at various Wheaton Park District on the soccer form at the time of registration. The Soccer Players: parks. The park location varies from year to year Wheaton Park District cannot guarantee honoring • Wheaton Park District and School District #200 so that game fields can be rested and restored. all requests. resident registration for Spring Soccer begins Park sites include Atten, Briar Patch, Graf, Hubble, –Youth who play on travel teams or Chicago with winter registration. Northside, Scottdale and Seven Gables. Fire Juniors may not register for inhouse • The deadline for Spring Soccer registration is soccer. Jan. 25. ◗ When is the first practice? • After the player registration deadline a waiting Coaches inform players of their first practice. If ◗ Who is coaching our child? list is started. you don’t receive a phone call from your coach by All house league soccer coaches are volunteers • Early Bird Fees are in effect until Jan. 25. After Apr. 7 for the spring session, please call our office and are trained by the park district using the Jan. 25 fees increase. at 690.4880. Coaching Youth Sports Course. This program’s emphasis is on the child, development, learning Football Players and Cheerleaders: ◗ When is the first spring 2007 game? and having fun. Overall, the park district philoso- • Wheaton Park District and School District #200 All games are scheduled to begin on Sat., Apr. 14. phy is “athletes first, winning second.” resident registration for Rams Football and Season dates are Apr. 14-June 2. One rainout, maximum, will be made up on June 9, if necessary. Cheerleading begins with winter registration. ◗ What equipment is needed? • Register by Jan. 25, to take advantage of the No games on May 26. –Wheaton Park District universal soccer shirt and Early Bird discount! Fees increase after Jan. 25. shin guards are required and must be purchased ◗ Who will answer my questions? by participants. Indoor Soccer and Basketball Players: Ask your coach first. If he/she is unable to answer –FIFA regulation socks (socks that completely • Indoor Soccer and Winter 2007 Youth Basket- your question, please contact Brad Keene at cover the shin guards) ball registration began with fall registration. 690.4880. –All purpose athletic soccer shoes with rubber cleats or gym shoes. Baseball spikes (single Baseball/Softball players: spike at the front of the toe), metal spikes, and • Wheaton Park District and School District #200 rectangular-shaped spikes of any material are not registration for Youth Baseball and Girls Softball permitted. begins with winter registration. –While not required for your child to participate, • The deadline for Youth Baseball and Girls it is strongly recommended that each player have Softball is Jan. 18. his/her own soccer ball, clearly marked with • Early Bird fees are in effect until Jan. 18. After name, address and phone number. PeeWee uses Jan. 18, fees increase. #3 soccer ball and grades K-5 use #4 soccer ball; • After the player registration deadline, a waiting 6th-8th grades use #5 soccer ball. list is started. Rosters are limited. Register now! Questions? Call us at 630.690.4880. 44 | wheaton park district
  • 73. league sports soccer Indoor Soccer – Winter 2007 Edison Middle School Teams are formed in late January, and coaches Kindergarten: 8am-Noon (4328-0) are assigned. Grades are combined and playing Limit 80 (small gym) altered if registration is not sufficient to allow for 1st Grade: Noon-6 pm (4328-1) play in one grade. Game times and practice times Limit 120 (small gym) may not be the same each week. All players must 2nd Grade: 8 am-2 pm (4328-2) Limit 120 wear gym shoes and Wheaton Park District uni- 3rd Grade: 2-6 pm (4328-3) Limit 120 versal soccer shirts. Youth who play on travel teams may not register for in-house soccer. Community Center This program is corec. Volunteer coaches 4th Grade: 8 am-Noon (4328-4) Limit 120 are needed. Please fill out a volunteer form 5th Grade: Noon-3 pm (4328-5) Limit 90 at the park district office or call Brad Keene 6th Grade: 3-5 pm (4328-6) Limit 60 at 690.4880. 7th Grade: 5-7 pm (4328-7) Limit 30 8th Grade: 5-7 pm (4328-8) Limit 30 About Indoor Soccer Registration For more information, call 690.4880. Wheaton Park District resident mail-in/drop-off Registration is processed with the computerized ◗ Season: Late January-March registration for Indoor Soccer began with the fall random lottery. Please indicate the child’s year ◗ Practices/Games are on Saturday lottery registration. After the lottery, if the grade of birth, school and grade, and location when ◗ Lottery deadline was 6 p.m., Aug. 8. level is full, a waiting list is started. Complete the registering. Team assignments cannot always be ◗ *After Oct. 26, 2006: $55/res.; $73/nonres. athletic information form and the park district given on the basis of car-pooling. Status on fall or ◗ A Wheaton Park District soccer shirt which is required program registration form found in the back spring teams does not give any preference when for each player can be purchased at the Community section of this brochure, and mail them, fax them registering for winter. Center or Main Street office for $16. (630.665.7912), register online at ◗ Shin guards are required and must be purchased by www.wheatonparkdistrict.com, or drop them each participant. off at the Community Center, 1777 S. Blanchard ◗ FIFA regulation socks (socks that completely cover Road or at the Administration Office, 600 S. Main the shin guards) are required. Street. ◗ Fill out the athletic program information form (must be filled out for each child). Placement on a Waiting List ◗ Include payment. Payment is required if you wish to be kept on a waiting list for a program. If a space in the program does not open up, your payment will automatically be refunded. FYI Youth who play on travel teams may not register for inhouse soccer. Registration Information For complete registration information, please refer to the back section of this brochure. www.wheatonparkdistrict.com | 45
  • 74. league sports soccer Spring 2007 Soccer ◗ Our Kindergarten/First Grade Soccer Spring Soccer Registration League gives first-time soccer players a chance Registration begins with winter registration Early bird fees are in effect until Jan. 25. to understand the basic theory of soccer. League and ends Jan. 25, 2007. After Jan. 25, fees increase. play consists of 4 v 4. Complete the special soccer information form ◗ Our Second and Third Grade Soccer and the park district program registration form The Wheaton Park District Youth Soccer Program League consists of 7 v 7. (If registration dictates, found in the back section of this catalog, and mail is a corec and girls program that places emphasis teams will consist of eight players.) These games them, fax them to 630.665.7912, register online at on skill, tactics, sportsmanship and fun. Everyone are played on a field approximately one-half the www.wheatonparkdistrict.com, or drop them off at is guaranteed a chance to play more than a quarter size of a regulation soccer field. the Community Center, 1777 S. Blanchard Road or of each game. The main effort in team assignment, ◗ Our Fourth Grade through Eighth Grade at the Administration Office at 600 S. Main Street however, is to balance age and ability among all League consists of 11 players. between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm Monday through teams. Teams are drawn after registration has ◗ Youth who play on travel soccer teams or Friday. Community Center hours are 5 am to 10 concluded and coaches are found. Players are not Chicago Fire Juniors may not register for pm, Monday through Friday; 7 am to 7 pm Satur- necessarily on the same team in spring and fall. inhouse soccer. day, and 8 am to 6 pm Sunday. When registering, be sure to: The first two weeks are set aside for practice, and Corec Soccer ◗ Fill out the athletic program registration form. teams meet no more than twice a week. Players • 8th Grade (1329-8) ◗ Fill out the athletic program information form are contacted by coaches after they have been • 7th Grade (1329-7) (must be filled out for each child). assigned to a team. • 6th Grade (1329-6) ◗ Include payment. • 5th Grade (1329-5) Only one friendship request per player or • 4th Grade (1329-4) Registration for Spring Soccer begins with coach is accepted due to the size of the • 3rd Grade (1329-3) winter registration and ends Jan. 25, 2007. program and because we are attempting • 2nd Grade (1329-2) After the Jan. 25, 2007 player registration to establish equal teams. Please write this • 1st Grade (1329-1) deadline, a waiting list is started and fees request on the soccer form at the time of • Kindergarten (1329-0) increase. For more information, please call registration. We cannot guarantee honoring 690.4880. all requests. Girls’ Soccer • 8th Grade (1325-8) • 7th Grade (1325-7) Be a Soccer Referee All participants must register, including those Adults and youth 14 and over are eligible to ref- whose parents will volunteer coach. Register by • 6th Grade (1325-6) eree and are paid employees. If you are interested, the grade your child is currently in. Each player • 5th Grade (1325-5) call Brad Keene at 690.4880. must have a universal soccer shirt. • 4th Grade (1325-4) • 3rd Grade (1325-3) Volunteer coaches are needed. Please fill out a • 2nd Grade (1325-2) volunteer form at the park district office. A free • 1st Grade (1325-1) Coaching Clinic for beginners is offered. • Kindergarten (1325-0) ◗ Practice time is set by the coaches since they volunteer their time. ◗ Spring Season – Apr. 14-June 2 ◗ All games are played on Saturdays unless rainouts or byes require make- up games. ◗ Fees–Until Jan. 25, 2007: $35/res.; $53/nonres. After Jan. 25, 2007: $55/res.; $73/ nonres. ◗ A Wheaton Park Dis- trict universal soccer shirt is required for each player and can be purchased at the Community Center or the Administra- tion Office for $16. 46 | wheaton park district
  • 75. league sports soccer Contact Number Supplemental tryouts are held throughout the year. Please use the following contact number for information. Director of Coaching Larry Sunderland • 630.882.8428 Youth Coordinator (U8-U14) Vince Kalke • 312.388.7766 Senior Coordinator (U15-U19) Scott Meineke • 312.388.9010 Chicago Fire Juniors Board Meetings Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at 7:30 pm at the Community Center. Who are the Chicago Fire Fire Juniors and College The resources of the Chicago Fire and the Chicago Juniors? Fire Juniors are not limited to the youth field or The Chicago Fire Juniors are the official youth Fire Cadets the professional stadium alone. This program has The Fire Cadets program is a supplemental train- club of the MLS’s Chicago Fire. Established in created an unmatched ing program offered to all players four to seven 2003, the CFJ became network of collegiate years old. This unique program is designed to the first professionally- contacts that enable accelerate and complement the development of based youth club model us to assist our players current park district soccer players who are new in the United States and with their collegiate to the game. All training is led by a member of the are at the cutting edge ambitions. Through Chicago Fire Juniors professional coaching staff of professional soccer this network, no col- and is assisted by current members of the Chicago development. lege program is farther Fire Juniors high school program. away than one phone  Ages 4-7 Player Develop- call. Experience and Jan. 11-Mar. 1 ment respect sum up our Thurs., 4:30-5:15 pm, Ages 4-5 (4280-1) The Chicago Fire coaching staff…this ex- Thurs., 5:30-6:30 pm, Ages 6-7 (4280-2) Juniors believe in the perience and respect, Community Center pyramid of player devel- not to mention the Chi- Limit 30/class opment. From the base cago Fire name, mean $60/res.; $90/nonres. (Ages 4-5) of the pyramid, where immediate attention $65/res.; $98/nonres. (Ages 6-7) one finds the greatest is give to our players. number of participants You’ll find CFJ alumni from the recreational playing men’s and player and beginning women’s college soccer player, to the top of the across the country. pyramid where we find our first division professional player. Do You Want to be a Pro? This is what it’s all about…putting players from CFJ players train under the guidance of a profes- the youth program on to the first team. Do you sionally licensed staff including Technical Director want to play against the best? Do you want to be Dave Sarachan, head coach of the Chicago Fire: coached by the best? Do you want to be moni- Director of Coaching, Larry Sunderland; Chicago tored by the first team staff? If the answer is yes, Fire staff coaches, Chicago Fire Juniors staff why think about anywhere else? The Fire Juniors coaches and current Fire players. In addition are the place to test your skills, challenge your to high level coaching, the CFJ offer unparalled desires and make your dreams come true. Are you opportunities for players to become the best. The good enough? Chicago Fire’s relationship with other pro clubs in the US and internationally leads to new and excit- ing challenges on and off the field. www.chicagofirejuniors.com www.wheatonparkdistrict.com | 47
  • 76. league sports baseball/softball camps & clinics Winter Warm-up Baseball/Softball Clinic This enjoyable and instructional clinic covers everything from the basic funda- mentals to skills and strategies used in high school and tournament play. The coaching staff includes high school and former college players. All drills are both fun and instructional, offering instruction in all phases of the game including fielding, pitching and batting. The Wheaton Park Dis- trict and the Winter Warm-up staff are excited about being located at Wheaton Sports Center this year. This unique program was designed to create value in the training we provide. It is essential that every athlete realize the amount of effort it takes to improve as a baseball/softball player. In particular, our program focuses on developing successfull, dedicated and respectful athletes by reinforcing positive values in our baseball/softball setting. Throughout this program, athletes not only Fast Pitch Softball Clinic learn how to master certain skills, but also gain self-confidence through continued growth and develop- Learn the fundamentals of softball fast-pitching in ment as athletes. this nine-week clinic that offers an instructional program including pitching mechanics and the Baseball Hitting Fundamentals Class Baseball Future Aces’ Pitching mental aspect of pitching. Bring a glove and your This class is designed to teach the basic principles This instructional class for young pitchers with gym shoes. Participants are responsible for provid- of hitting including grip, hand position, stance, hip some pitching experience is designed to improve ing their own catcher. rotation and bunting. the players’ pitching mechanics. The class focuses ◗ Ages 8-16 ◗ Ages 9-14 heavily on balance, direction, arm motion, fol- Jan. 14-Feb. 25 Jan. 6-Feb. 24 low-through and velocity. Throughout the class, Sun., 1-1:40 pm, Ages 8-10 (4900-1) Sat., 12:15-1:15 pm (4499-1) players focus on three main pitches…change-up, Sun., 1:45-2:25 pm, Ages 11-13 (4900-2) Sat., 1:30-2:30 pm (4499-2) two-seam fastball and four-seam fastball. Sun., 2:30-3:10 pm, Ages 12-16 (4900-3) Wheaton Sports Center ◗ Ages 11-15 Community Center Gym Limit 15/class Jan. 6-Feb. 24 Limit 10/class $120/res.; $140/nonres. Sat., 2:45-3:45 pm (4499-5) $110/res.; $130/nonres. Sat., 4-5 pm (4499-6) Softball Hitting Fundamentals Class Wheaton Sports Center Fundamentals & Mechanics This class is designed to teach the basic principles Limit 15/class of hitting including grip, hand position, stance, hip $120/res.; $140/nonres. of Baseball Pitching Clinic Learn the fundamentals of baseball pitching in rotation and bunting. this eight-week clinic that offers an instructional ◗ Ages 9-14 program including pitching mechanics and the Jan. 7-Feb. 25 mental aspect of pitching. Bring a glove and your Sun., 11 am-Noon (4499-3) gym shoes. Participants are responsible for provid- Sun., 12:15-1:15 pm (4499-4) ing their own adult catcher. Wheaton Sports Center ◗ Ages 8-16 Limit 15/class Jan. 14-Feb. 25 $120/res.; $140/nonres. Sun., 3:30-4:10 pm, Ages 8-10 (4900-4) Sun., 4:15-4:55 pm, Ages 11-13 (4900-5) W.W.S.H.S. Baseball Skills Camp W.W.S.H.S. Softball Skills Camp Sun., 5-5:40 pm, Ages 14-16 (4900-6) Instructed by Joe Kish, varsity baseball coach for Instructed by Denise McCance, varsity coach for Community Center Gym Wheaton-Warrenville South High School, this pro- Wheaton-Warrenville South High School, this pro- Limit 10/class gram includes the principles of hitting, bunting, gram includes the principles of hitting, bunting, $110/res.; $130/nonres. throwing, fielding and defensive play situations. throwing and fielding. Bring a glove and your gym Bring a glove, a long-sleeved shirt and gym shoes. shoes. The fee includes a special T-shirt; please Baseball Camp offered at Velocity The fee includes a special T-shirt; please indicate indicate your size when you register. Sports Performance January 2-4, 2007. your size when you register. ◗ Ages 8-10 For more information, contact Laura ◗ Ages 9-12 Feb. 18-Mar. 4 Marquardt at 871.6713 or Velocity Sports Feb. 18-Mar. 4 Sun., 1-2 pm (4900-9) Performance at 836.2203. Sun., 2:15-3:15 pm, Ages 9-10 (4900-7) W.W.S.H.S. Sun., 3:30-4:30 pm, Ages 11-12 (4900-8) Limit 30/class W.W.S.H.S. $40/res.; $60/nonres. Limit 30/class $40/res.; $60/nonres. 48 | wheaton park district
  • 77. youth baseball & girls softball league sports About Wheaton Youth Baseball & Girls’ Softball Our program is designed so every player plays regardless of ability, except in the Colt and Palomino leagues where there are tryouts. Due to the number of players on each team, it is necessary for players to sit on the bench but not for consecutive innings. In all leagues, except Colt and Palomino leagues, there is a continuous batting order of all rostered players present. All levels have complete uniforms and safety equipment. Playing dates are from April through mid July (except the Colt, Palomino and Girls High School Softball leagues where play begins in June and ends at the end of July) with practices beginning in April (weather and/or coaches’ time permitting). Practice locations vary at local public schools and park district fields. Away games are played in the Pony, Colt and Palomino leagues, and Girls Softball leagues. Baseball/Softball 2007 Manager/Assistant Coach Dates to Remember If you’re interested in managing or coaching, call the park district office or sign up at registration. Coach- ing Youth Sports Course, recognized by American Sport Education Program (A.S.E.P.), is provided free of charge. Call 668.3371 for dates and times. Clinics are also provided to further aid all coaches and ◗ Registration Deadline: Jan. 18 assistant coaches. Certified coaches and coaches in good standing from the previous year receive first consideration. ◗ Placement Dates Baseball: Mar. 4, W.W.S.H.S. (new players) All players play in their proper grade level unless registration is accompanied by the special “Player Move- Softball: Mar. 4, Community Center (all players) ment Form” each year. Player movement form must be completed in person at a park district location. ◗ Baseball Inhouse Travel Team Tryouts Wheaton Youth Baseball is a separate organization and is not associated with Briarcliffe Mar. 18, W.W.S.H.S. Youth Baseball. ◗ Girls’ Softball Tournament Team Tryouts Wheaton Youth Baseball/Softball Umpire Association Apr. 29, Atten Park The challenging and rewarding position of umpire is not for everyone. Those who qualify are challenged mentally and physically, and are rewarded financially. Umpire positions are available to persons at least ◗ Annual Coaches Meeting 14 years old by May 1 of the current season. All umpires are independent agents and are members of the Apr. 3, Community Center Wheaton Umpire Association. No dues are required. Training sessions are provided free of charge for all league levels and age groups, and are mandatory due to rule changes in various leagues. Obtain an ◗ Picture Day application at the park district office. All applicants receive a training schedule. For more information, Apr. 21, Hubble Middle School call 668.3371. ◗ All Star Day June 16, Atten Park ◗ Championship Day July 14, Atten Park ◗ Tentative Playing Dates The season begins about May 1 for all leagues except the Colt League, Palomino and Girl’s High School League which begin in late May following the high school season. ◗ Season ends (approximate dates) Baseball June 30 T-Ball, Coach-Pitch, Instructional July 14 “A,” “AA,” “AAA,”, Major, Pony Aug. 1 Colt, Palomino Softball June 30 T-Ball, Instructional, “A” July 14 “AA,” “AAA,” Majors July 22 High School Teams rely on players to be available to the very end of the season. Please plan vacations accordingly. www.wheatonparkdistrict.com | 49
  • 78. league sports youth baseball Grade** Division Code Until 1/18/2007 After 1/18/2007 Res.* Nonres. Res.* Nonres. K T-Ball (1900-0) $65 $98 $85 $118 1 Coach-Pitch (1900-1) $65 $98 $85 $118 2 Instructional (1900-2) $70 $105 $90 $125 3 “A” League (1900-3) $75 $113 $95 $133 4 “AA” League (1900-4) $75 $113 $95 $133 5 “AAA” League (1900-5) $75 $113 $95 $133 6 Major League (1900-6) $75 $113 $95 $133 7 National Pony League (1900-7) $95 $143 $115 $163 8 American Pony League (1900-8) $95 $143 $115 $163 9 & 10 Colt League (1900-9) $95 $143 N/A N/A 11 & 12 Palomino (1999-8) $95 $143 N/A N/A *Maximum fee per resident family for youth baseball and girls’ softball is $225 before 1/18 and $255 after 1/18, exclusive of Colt League, Palomino, High School Girls League and travel teams. There is no maximum fee for nonresidents. **Grade the child is in during the 2006-2007 school year. Note: Players in “A” League and “A” (Grade 3) Colt (Grades 9-10) above participate in a completely Emphasis on developing skills of the game. Games Players cannot be 17 before May 1. Tryouts are six innings. Games and practices held at are held in mid-May. Selection to the team new draft each season. Edison and Jefferson. is based on ability, and refunds are issued if a player does not make the team. The Colt team T-Ball (Kindergarten) “AA” (Grade 4) is a member of the DuPage County League, is Player must be currently enrolled in kin- Base stealing is introduced for the first time. highly competitive and travels to different DuPage dergarten. The intent is to teach the basic rules Games and practices held at Edison. communities. Playing time is not guaranteed at of baseball without pitching, with emphasis on this level. Games and practices held at local fun, teamwork and sportsmanship. A light-weight schools. This program is not included in the little league ball is used. Games and/or practices “AAA” (Grade 5) League is covered by Bronco League rules. Games family maximum fee. are held two or three days a week. Games and practices held at F.M.S. and Lincoln. and practices held at Atten and Hoffman. Palomino (Grades 11-12) Major (Grade 6) Palomino Boys’ Baseball league is for 17 and 18- Coach-Pitch (Grade 1) year-olds currently attending high school (cannot Players must be currently enrolled in first League is covered by Bronco League rules. Games and practices held at Atten and Northside. turn 19 before May 1). The Palomino team is grade. The tee is removed and the intent is to a member of the DuPage County League, is teach the basic rules of baseball. Instead of players highly competitive and travels to hitting off a tee, they’ll hit pitches thrown by their Pony (Grade 7 National/ different DuPage communities. team’s manager or coach. A team player catches Grade 8 American) Registrants are notified of behind the plate. This provides a better transition This is a competitive tryouts in April by mail. into the Instructional League where players hit league. It is recommend- Tryouts are held in pitches thrown by same-age players for the first ed that players should mid-May. Selection time. Games and practices held at F.M.S., have been involved to the team is based Madison and Washington. in organized baseball on ability, and refunds prior to entering this are issued if a player Instructional (Grade 2) league. High school does not make the team. Players must be currently enrolled in second students must register for Games and practices grade. Players hit pitches from players and Colt League. Many night games held at local schools. This coaches. Emphasis on batting (no walks allowed), are played under the lights at Atten program is not included in the fun, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Games and Park. Games and practices held at Atten and family maximum fee. practices held at Hawthorne, Emerson and Hubble. Additional games played at Seven Gables Weisbrook. Park, Winfield and Warrenville. 50 | wheaton park district
  • 79. league sports girls softball Girls Softball 2007 Season Grade** Division Code Until 1/18/2007 After 1/18/2007 Res.* Nonres. Res.* Nonres. K&1 T-Ball (1999-1) $65 $98 $85 $118 2 Instructional (1999-2) $70 $105 $90 $125 3 “A” League (1999-3) $70 $105 $90 $125 4 “AA” League (1999-4) $75 $113 $95 $133 5&6 “AAA” League (1999-5) $75 $113 $95 $133 7&8 Majors (1999-6) $85 $128 $105 $148 9-12 High School (1999-7) $89 $134 N/A N/A *Maximum fee per resident family for youth baseball and girls’ softball is $225 before 1/18 and $255 after 1/18, exclusive of Colt League, Palomino, High School Girls League and travel teams. There is no maximum fee for nonresidents. **Grade the child is in during the 2006-2007 school year. Girls’ Softball T-Ball (Kindergarten- “AA” (Grade 4) Grade 1) The intent of this 11” fast pitch softball league is The intent is to teach the basic softball rules to introduce players pitching for the entire game. and skills with emphasis on fun, teamwork and Continued development of skills, rules, teamwork sportsmanship. An 11” softie ball is used. Games and sportsmanship are stressed. Base stealing and and practices held at Rathje. Player must be bunting are introduced. A player draft is held after currently enrolled in kindergarten or first registration. A tournament or traveling team may grade to enroll. be formed. League standings are maintained, and there is a post-season tournament for all teams. Games and practices Instructional held at Graf and may (Grade 2) play nearby towns. The intent of 11” coach pitch softball is to continue teaching basic “AAA” (Grades softball rules, further 5-6) develop skills and stress This is a 12” fast pitch the importance of league with emphasis teamwork. This league on continuing skill de- introduces coach pitch- velopment and sports- ing to all players. There manship. A player draft are no league standings is held after registra- High School (Grades 9-12) kept and there is no tion. A tournament or This is a 12” fast pitch league open to both girls post-season play. Games and practices held at traveling team may be formed. League standings who play on high school teams, travel teams Hubble and may play nearby towns. are maintained, and there is a post-season tourna- and recreation leagues. Games begin shortly ment for all teams. Games and practices held after the end of high school season, and at Atten, Graf, and may play nearby towns. are concentrated in June and early July. “A” (Grade 3) The intent of this 11” fast pitch softball league is to Practice begins in late May for those not in high introduce 3rd grade players to the fundamentals Majors (Grades 7-8) school sport. Register early to allow time for team This is a 12” fast pitch league with emphasis on scheduling and selection. Games and practices of pitching with partial coach pitch during the increasing skills unique to fast pitch softball. The game. Continued development of skills, rules, held at Atten, Graf and other nearby towns. league prepares players for high school caliber League standings are maintained, and there teamwork and sportsmanship are stressed. League softball play. A player draft is held after registra- is a post-season tournament for all teams. standings are not kept and there is no post-sea- tion. A tournament or traveling team may be son play. Games and practices held at Hubble formed. League standings are maintained, and and may play nearby towns. there is a post-season tournament for all teams. Games and practices held at Atten, Graf and may play other nearby towns. www.wheatonparkdistrict.com | 51
  • 80. league sports adult softball & youth basketball Adult Softball Winter 2007 Corec & Girls Youth Basketball League Men’s 12” Recreational Softball Women’s 11” Softball League Winter Early Bird Fees: League Starting Date May 1, 2007 Early bird fees are in effect until Nov. 29. After Starting Date May 6, 2007 Ending Date Aug. 7, 2007 Nov. 29 fees increase. Registration began with Ending Date July 15, 2007 Location Graf Park (Field #5) the fall program catalog. Location Atten Park (Field #16 & 20) Game Times 6:30, 7:30, 8:30 & 9:30 pm Game Times Noon-4:30 pm Game Day Tuesday The Wheaton Park District Youth Basketball Game Day Sunday Number of Games 10 games plus a single League emphasizes skills, tactics, sportsmanship Number of Games 10 games plus a single elimination tournament and fun. Everyone is guaranteed a chance to play elimination tournament League Make-Up Women age 18 & over at least one quarter of each game. The first two League Make-Up Men age 18 & over Number of Teams Minimum six teams/ weeks are set aside for practice. No team meets Number of Teams Minimum six teams/ Maximum eight teams more than twice a week for practice and games. Maximum eight teams Fee $580/team plus $20 Players are contacted by coaches after the coaches Fee $580/team plus $20 nonresident fee/person meeting in mid-January. All players must wear gym nonresident fee/person (2421-1) shoes; all participants receive team T-shirts. Any- (2415-1) Provided Game Ball, Official one interested in assisting as a coach or an official Provided Game Ball, Official Rosters Minimum of 14/ may contact the park district at 690.4880. Rosters Minimum of 14/ Maximum of 20 Maximum of 20 Roster Due Date April 23, 2007 Practice times are set according to the volunteer Roster Due Date April 23, 2007 coaches’ schedules and facility availability. Game Corec 12” Softball League times may vary. League play is held on Saturdays. Men’s 16” Competitive Softball Starting Date May 2, 2007 Practices are held at varioue elementary and Ending Date Aug. 8, 2007 middle schools. Special requests are not ac- League Location Graf Park (Field #5) cepted for basketball leagues. Starting Date Apr. 30, 2007 Game Times 6:30, 7:30, 8:30 & 9:30 pm Ending Date Aug. 6, 2007 Game Day Wednesday All participants must preregister including those Location Graf Park (Field #5) Number of Games 10 games plus a single whose parents are volunteer coaches. Register Game Times 6:30, 7:30, 8:30 & 9:30 pm elimination tournament early as grades fill quickly. Please see complete Game Day Monday League Make-Up Men age 18 & over information on basketball registration in Number of Games 10 games plus a single Number of Teams Minimum six teams/ the back section of this catalog. Please state elimination tournament Maximum eight teams child’s heights and any unique situations League Make-Up Men age 18 & over Fee $580/team plus $20 on the Youth Athletic Program Informa- Number of Teams Minimum six teams/ nonresident fee/person tion form.The school a child attends, or his/her Maximum eight teams (2420-1) address has no bearing on practice sites or team Fee $580/team plus $20 Provided Game Ball, Official placement. Register by the grade in which the nonresident fee/person Rosters Minimum of 14/ child is currently enrolled. (2417-1) Maximum of 20 Provided Game Ball, Official Roster Due Date April 23, 2007 • *Until Nov. 29: $59/res.; $89/nonres. Rosters Minimum of 14/ • *After Nov. 29: $79/res.; $109/nonres. Maximum of 20 – Corec 5th grade (4300-5) Limit 100 Roster Due Date April 23, 2007 Registration Information – Corec 6th grade (4300-6) Limit 140 ◗ Returning team registration began Nov. 8, 2006. – Corec 7th grade (4300-7) Limit 100 ◗ New team registration begins Jan. 2, 2007. – Corec 8th grade (4300-8) Limit 80 – Girls 5th grade (4357-7) Limit 60 – Girls 6th grade (4357-8) Limit 60 Practice begins Jan. 22, 2007 Playing Season: Feb. 3-Mar. 17, 2007 52 | wheaton park district
  • 81. rams youth football league sports Rams Youth Football ◗ Player evaluations for tackle players are ◗ Register before Jan. 25 and receive the Early held the week of July 30. Bird Discount! Please use the Athletic Informa- – Under 70-90 at Hubble Middle School, 6 pm tion Form and the Athletic Registration Form in – Under 100-Varsity at Atten Park, 6 pm the back section of this catalog. ◗ Flag Football practices at Briar Glen School ◗ The Rams is a self-supporting program within – Practice begins week of Aug. 6. the Wheaton Park District. It is in its 39th year – Games are played Saturday or Sunday at Graf of youth football in the Wheaton area and is go- Park. verened by a board of elected officers, head – Flag Football players receive equip- coaches, and commitee heads. ment at the first practice. The Rams field team in several weight classes ◗ All Rams tackle and flag football Registration Information football families teams. Home ◗ Registration begins with winter registration. are required games are ◗ Early bird fees are in effect until Jan. 25, to attend one played at Graf 2007. of the listed Park/Monroe ◗ After Jan. 25, 2007 fees increase. equipment Middle ◗ After Apr. 15, 2007 fees increase. fitting/pro- School on gram parent Saturdays and Sundays. orientation Rams Youth Football Board sessions. Foot- Meetings of the Rams Youth Football Board The Rams ball equipment are held on the second Monday of each month provide a game is not handed out at 8 pm at the Community Center. The public jersey, game on dates other than is welcome. Conflicts may occasionally force pants, helmet, shoul- those listed: June 22 meeting dates to change. Please call 690.4880 der pads, rib pads, and at 6 p.m., June 23 at 9 to confirm. one mouthpiece. Players are a.m., and July 21 at 9 a.m. required to purchase all-purpose All Rams families must be available for molded cleat shoes, practice jersey, knee, tivity in order to recoup the $50 fee and to win one of the dates specified to participate. thigh and hip pads, cup and supporter. Players prizes. If you should choose not to participate are expected to practice four or five times a in the program fund-raiser, when registering ◗ The fees listed below reflect a $35 discount; week during the season from the beginning of please add $35 per person to the program fee in order to receive this fee, the participant is August to early November. Coaches make every listed below. required to take part in the annual fund-raising effort to accommodate family emergencies activity. The amount to be raised from the fund- and other conflicts. Each family is required to raiser is determined by the end of February and provide an adult to support one or more activi- will not exceed $50 per family. Each family has ties such as working in the concession stand or the option to participate in the fund-raising ac- providing sideline support during the season. Weight Class Program Code Age on 7/31/2007 Limit Until 1/25/2007 After 1/25/2007 After 4/15/2007 Res. Nonres. Res. Nonres. Res. Nonres. Inhouse Flag Football (3312-1) 6-8 years 160 $85 $125 $105 $145 $125 $165 Under 70 pounds (3313-1) Under 9 years 20 $220 $330 $240 $350 $290 $400 Under 80 pounds (3313-2) Under 10 years 110 $220 $330 $240 $350 $290 $400 Under 90 pounds (3313-3) Under 11 years 110 $220 $330 $240 $350 $290 $400 Under 100 pounds (3313-4) Under 12 years 110 $220 $330 $240 $350 $290 $400 Under 115 pounds (3313-5) Under 13 years 110 $220 $330 $240 $350 $290 $400 Under 130 pounds (3313-6) Under 14 years 88 $220 $330 $240 $350 $290 $400 Varsity South (3313-7) Under 14 years 20 $220 $330 $240 $350 $290 $400 Varsity North (3313-8) Under 14 years 20 $220 $330 $240 $350 $290 $400 *Maximum fee per resident family for Rams football program (not including Cheer Squad fees) is $440 until Jan. 25, 2007, $480 after Jan. 25, 2007, and $580 after Apr. 15, 2007. There is no maximum fee for nonresidents. www.wheatonparkdistrict.com | 53
  • 82. league sports cheerleading Cheerleading This instructional league focuses on fundamental cheerleading skills with an emphasis on teamwork, sportsmanship and safety. Cheerleaders are expected to work as a team and attend two to four practices per week depending on age and ability level. You’ll cheer at home and away Rams football games on Saturdays and Sundays in September and October at Graf Park and in surrounding communities. Practice starts in July for our July 4 parade with additional optional camps for younger girls and a special optional away camp for middle school cheerleaders in 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Uniform cost is covered in your registration fee and are the participants to keep at the end of the season. Uniform styles and design change from season to season. Practices are held at Atten Park at the coaches discretion. New partici- pants must provide a birth certificate copy at uniform fitting. Cheerleaders must purchase shoes, socks, poms and sweatshirts if necessary. Parental involvement in coaching and other aspects of the program is necessary. For more information, call the Wheaton Park District at 690.4880. Special squad requests are not accepted for cheerleading. Registration Information ◗ Registration begins with winter *Note: Chearleaders participating in the Bill George Youth Football & Cheerleading League registration. are not allowed to register in more than one travel cheer program. ◗ Early bird fees are in effect until Jan. 25, 2007. ◗ After Jan. 25, 2007 fees increase. ◗ New participants must turn in a birth certifi- cate copy when registering. Volunteers Wanted We would like to invite anyone interested in coaching, being a team mom, heading a committee or just wanting to know more about our program to join us for dessert and information on Thursday, Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Community Center. Please register if you plan on attending. (4499-8) Grade Program Code Until 1/25/2007 After 1/25/2007 Sept. 2007 Res. Nonres. Res. Nonres. Grade 2 (3311-2) $190 $285 $210 $305 Grade 3 (3311-3) $190 $285 $210 $305 Grade 4 (3311-4) $190 $285 $210 $305 Grade 5 (3311-5) $190 $285 $210 $305 Grade 6 (3311-6) $190 $285 $210 $305 Grade 7 (3311-7) $190 $285 $210 $305 Grade 8 (3311-8) $190 $285 $210 $305 *Maximum fee per resident for Rams cheerleading (not including football fees) is $380 until 1/25/2007 and $420 after 1/25/2007. There is no maximum fee for nonresidents. 54 | wheaton park district
  • 83. league sports boys lacrosse Boys Spring Lacrosse League – Grades 5-8 Spring 2007 is the third season of Lacrosse America’s spring youth lacrosse league offered jointly with the Wheaton Park District. This lacrosse program is open to players of all skill levels (begginer to experienced) and is the ideal program to learn and practice the action-packed sport of lacrosse. Teams are groups by grades. Players practice two nights each week and play games on Saturday; some games are away. Other communities fielding teams are Geneva/St. Charles, Naperville, Oak Brook and Oak Park/River Forest. All schedules and information is posted at lacrosseamerica.com. Players are required to provide their own transportation to all games. Emphasis in games is on skill development, teamwork, sportsmanship and equal playing time (provided there has been good practice attendance). Lacrosse players wear protective equipment consisting of a helmet, shoulder pads, arm pads and gloves that can be rented for the season through Lacrosse America for $60. All players must have their own stick. Beginner sticks can be purchased for $35. Please visit www.lacrosseamerica.com for program details and rental informa- tion, or call 847.926.0067. ◗ Grades 5-8 Apr. 7-June 2 (No class May 26 & 28) Practices: Monday & Friday Grades 5-6: 6:45-8 pm (1763-1) Grades 7-8: 6:45-8 pm (1763-2) Home Games: Saturday Grades 5-6: 9-10:30 am Boys Third & Fourth Grade Spring Lacrosse NEW! Grades 7-8: 10:30 am-Noon This exciting, instructional program is provided jointly through the park dis- Away game times vary and may be in the afternoon. trict and Lacrosse America. Beginning and experienced players meet once a Sandburg School week in a clinic format and are coached in the individual skills and team con- Limit 50 cepts needed to play this great sport. Fundamentals of the game are taught $185/res.; $278/nonres. through drills and scrimmages, making this program challenging and fun for all skill levels. Lacrosse players wear protective equipment consisting of a helmet, shoulder pads, arm pads and gloves that can be rented for the season through Lacrosse America for $60. All players must have their own stick. Be- ginner sticks can be purchased for $35. Please visit www.lacrosseamerica.com for program details and rental information, or call 847.926.0067. A game or two may be scheduled with other park districts. ◗ Grades 3-4 Apr. 14-June 2 (No class May 26) Sat., 8-9 am (1763-3) Sandburg School Limit 50 $115/res.; $173/nonres. www.wheatonparkdistrict.com | 55
  • 84. Center for History Opening Mid-November 2006 315 West Front Street, 2nd FLoor • Wheaton, IL 60187 • 630.871.6601 e elegance of a vintage clubhouse welcomes each person as they travel through the Fairways, Greens & Clubs, a unique golf exhibit. e Eastland Gallery’s Disaster, Courage & Silence exhibit explores the impact of the capsizing of the SS Eastland in the Chicago River in 1915 and memoralizes the many victims and heroes of this historic tragedy. e names and faces in Wheaton’s Hall of Fame honors Wheatonites who have achieved national fame and recognition. Gallery visitors will be amazed by the honorees – Belushi, Pfund, O’Grady, Hubble, Woodward – to name just a few. Do you know what horse will be part of this exhibit? 315 West Front Street, 2nd FLoor • Wheaton, IL 60187 • 630.871.6601 • www.wheatonhistory.com 56 | wheaton park district
  • 85. nature&animals www.wheatonparkdistrict.com | 57
  • 86. nature & animals lincoln marsh & cosley zoo programs Habitat Happenings Fantastic Family Fun for Home Schoolers Designed for the home-schooled child, these classes explore the many seasonal wonders of Winter Wonders Bat Box Build It nature. Some time may be spent outdoors during Enjoy an afternoon of adventure and exploration In this hands-on workshop, we’ll test our bat I.Q., programs at the Northside Park Girl Scout Cabin. at the Lincoln Marsh. We’ll investigate areas which watch a video and learn what bats need and where Program that meet at the Lincoln Marsh Natural are only accessible during the winter to look for they like to live. Each family builds its own cedar Area are held entirely outdoors (inclement muskrat lodges, animal trails, and the beautiful ice bat box to take home. All materials are provided. weather may cause a program to be relocated or formations found where water and plants meet. ◗ Families cancelled). Please dress appropriately for all Discover that there really is “life” in winter. We’ll Mar. 17 programs. enjoy hot chocolate around a toasty fire at the end Sat., 10-11:30 am (4694-7) of the program. Toohey Park ◗ Families Limit 8 families Winter Adaptations Jan. 13 $18/res. family; $27/nonres. family Discover challenges faced by native animals during Sat., 1-2:30 pm (4694-4) the winter and find out how they overcome them. Lincoln Marsh Natural Area Saturday Night Hike ◗ Grades K-5 Limit 25 This evening hike is the perfect opportunity to Jan. 11 $5/person/res.; $8/person/nonres. shake those winter blues. We’ll walk through Thurs., 1-2 pm (4694-1) Northside Park Girl Scout Cabin skeletal landscapes of the late winter woodlands $6/res.; $9/nonres. Mother/Daughter Create It With and marshes and listen for nesting owls. We’ll top Limit 15 Nature Crafts–Winter Bird Treats off the night with hot chocolate and a crackling Spend time together creating and designing fire. Please dress for the weather. Trekkin’ for Tracks your own bird feeders using pine cones and a ◗ Families wreath. Discover which resident winter birds may Mar. 17 Watch your step! We’ll go on a tracking adventure find your creation a tasty treat. All materials are Sat., 7-8:30 pm (4694-8) at the Lincoln Marsh to uncover the mysteries of provided. Lincoln Marsh Natural Area animal tracks. ◗ Families Limit 25 ◗ Grades K-5 Jan. 13 $5/person/res.; $8/person/nonres. Feb. 16 Fri., 1-2 pm (4694-2) Sat., 10-11:30 am (4694-5) Lincoln Marsh Natural Area Northside Park Girl Scout Cabin $6/res.; $9/nonres. Limit 12 Limit 15 $12/person/res.; $18/person/nonres. Spring Has Sprung Birdhouse Build It Spring has sprung at the Lincoln Marsh. Let’s dis- Each family builds and decorates a birdhouse to cover the spring happenings in the natural world. take home for use in their yard. The workshop ◗ Grades K-5 is taught by naturalists and volunteers who build Mar. 23 and manage sucessful bluebird trails at Lincoln Fri., 1-2 pm (4694-3) Marsh and Arrowhead Golf Club. All materials are Lincoln Marsh Natural Area provided. $6/res.; $9/nonres. ◗ Families Limit 15 Feb. 24 Sat., 10-11:30 am (4694-6) Toohey Park Lincoln Marsh Nature Tots & Kids N Limit 8 families Critters nature discovery programs are $18/res. family; $27/nonres. family now located in the preschool section on pages 8-10. 58 | wheaton park district
  • 87. lincoln marsh & cosley zoo programs nature & animals Animal Explorations NEW! Spring Discovery Safari Must have a minimum of six participants Looking for something to do on those days Looking for a fun day in the middle of spring in order for Cosley Zoo and Lincoln you don’t have school? In Animal Explorations break? Well, look no further! Hands-on activities, Marsh programs to run. participants have the chance to touch live animals games and animals – what more do you need for a and take part in hands-on activities. Sign up for fun-filled day? Sign up for half a day or bring a sack the morning or afternoon session, or bring a sack lunch and spend the whole day. Junior Naturalists Join other “nature lunch and stay all day. Dress for the weather as ◗ Grades K-6 nuts” in our Junior we’ll explore both outside and in our zoo class- Mar. 28 Naturalist program room. Each date has a different theme. Wed., 9 am-3 pm* (4692-1) designed for 6 to 11 ◗ Grades K-6 Wed., 9-11:30 am (4692-2) year olds. Investi- Session 1: Jan. 15 Wed., 12:30-3 pm (4692-3) gate and discover Mon., 9-11:30 am (4693-1) Cosley Zoo the natural world while Mon., 12:30-3 pm (4693-2) Limit 20 spending time with a *Mon., 9 am-3 pm (4693-3) $15/res. $23/nonres. Lincoln Marsh naturalist. These Session 2: Feb. 19 *$24/res.; $36/nonres. classes combine activities and exploration that Mon., 9-11:30 am (4693-4) help answer the questions every child has about Mon., 12:30-3 pm (4693-5) *Mon., 9 am-3 pm (4693-6) Spring Has Sprung! science and nature. Some time may be spent out- Why not go on a spring adventure at the Lincoln doors during programs at the Northside Park Girl Session 3: Mar. 2 Marsh during spring break? We’ll celebrate the Scout Cabin. Program that meet at the Lincoln Fri., 9-11:30 am (4693-7) arrival of spring, discover spring happenings at the Marsh Natural Area are held entirely outdoors Fri., 12:30-3 pm (4693-8) marsh, go on a scavenger hunt and play games. (inclement weather may cause a program to be *Fri., 9 am-3 pm (4693-9) ◗ Grades K-5 relocated or cancelled). Please dress appro- Cosley Zoo Mar. 26 priately for all programs. Limit 20 Mon., 9 am-Noon (4691-1) ◗ Ages 6-11 $15/res.; $23/nonres. Mon., 1-4 pm (4691-2) Limit 12/class *$24/res.; $36/nonres. Lincoln Marsh Natural Area Limit 20 Individual classes: $6/res; $9/nonres Winter Safari $15/res.; $23/nonres. Take all 3 classes at a discounted rate: Drop your kids off at the zoo for a one-of-a-kind Junior Naturalists Series adventure. Crafts, animals and fun-filled activities $15/res;$24/nonres (4691-3) are how we’ll spend our “safari.” Dress for the weather as we’ll spend part of the time outside. X-treme Animals …Believe It or Not! Sign up for half a day or bring a sack lunch and They don’t ride skateboards, but animals can be spend the whole day. Each session is different! X-treme too. Learn about animals that break the ◗ Grades K-6 mold – the fastest, the biggest, the most…??? Session 1: Dec. 27 We’ll discover some astonishing facts about Wed., 9-11:30 am only (7697-4) the most X-treme animals. Wed., 12:30-3 pm only (7697-5) ◗ Jan. 27 Wed., 9 am-3 pm (7697-6)* Sat., 11 am-Noon (4691-4) $15/res.; $23/nonres. Northside Park Girl Scout Cabin *$24/res.; $36/nonres. Session 2: Jan. 3 Track Sleuths Wed., 9-11:30 am only (4680-1) Who’s been here? How do we know? Bring your Wed., 12:30-3 pm only (4680-2) sleuth skills and joins us as we search Lincoln Wed., 9 am-3 pm (4680-3)* Marsh looking for animal tracks. Discover the pat- $15/res.; $23/nonres. terns, shapes and sizes that provide the necessary *$24/res.; $36/nonres. Looking for Cosley Zoo’s Tiny Tails, clues for tracking. Cosley Zoo Toddler Time and Zoo Kids programs? ◗ Feb. 24 Limit 20 See page 8! Sat., 11 am-Noon (4691-5) Lincoln Marsh Natural Area Check out a Nature Discovery Pack! Rocks, Rocks, Minerals See page 89 for more information. What do baby powder and diamonds have in common? They’re both minerals! In this hands-on class we’ll discover the wonders of the world of rocks and minerals. ◗ Mar. 3 Sat., 11 am-Noon (4691-6) Northside Park Girl Scout Cabin www.wheatonparkdistrict.com | 59
  • 88. nature & animals lincoln marsh teams & ropes course The Lincoln Marsh Teams and Ropes Course is Weather Policy a series of physical obstacles and defined tasks The Wheaton Park District reserves the right to Teams Course which provide a vehicle for learning through move the Teams Course to an indoor facility if Facilitator Training experience. The cooperative activities engage the staff determines the course is unsafe. If the client Do you love the outdoors? Learn the basic physical and mental resources of each participant cancels due to the weather on the Teams Course team-building principles and how to facilitate regardless of skill level. and declines the use of the indoor facility, he or and process teams course activities. Explore and she will be assessed an administrative fee of 50% experience the dynamics of teamwork, commu- The tasks or “initiatives” challenge individuals to of the agreed-upon course price. If a High Ropes nication, trust and problem-solving. The philoso- go beyond their perceived boundaries, to work Course is scheduled and the course is determined phy and theory of team-building and challenge with others to solve problems, and to experience to be unsafe, the client will be able to reschedule education are integral parts of hands-on learning. success. The initiatives often serve as metaphors to another date or receive a full refund. This workshop is designed for individuals who for the workplace or school environment. Time is want to be certified facilitators at the Wheaton taken after each initiative to process the experi- Park District’s Teams Course, or for those who ence and link the group dynamics to workplace/ Corporate Professional Development want to learn how to facilitate team-building in The Lincoln Marsh Teams Course isn’t just for school behaviors. Through this process, par- their organization. Participants include teach- kids. Many professionals use the teams or ropes ticipants may realize increased self-confidence, ers, administrators, coaches, human service course to improve teamwork skills required in the develop power of group cooperation, and learn to professionals, and corporate management. Call workplace. Everyone benefits from this experience view obstacles as opportunities for growth. 871.2810, ext. 13 for more information and because the activities promote the development registration. All facilitator training takes place in of communication, cooperation, support, trust The course is located among the trees at the March, April and May. and teamwork. beautiful Lincoln Marsh Natural Area. Certified fa- ◗ Ages 18 & over cilitators provide a safe and fun program designed March 15, 16 & 17 to target the goals and objectives identified by The Traveling Teams Course May 3, 4 & 5 each group. We can bring our bag of tricks and portable Lincoln Marsh Teams Course initiatives to you! All we need is a large meeting Limit 15/workshop room, gymnasium, or flat outdoor space, and we’ll $60 per person to facilitate at Wheaton Park Program Options customize a series of cooperative games, group ◗ Teams Course District problem-solving and trust initiatives to meet $175 per person if not working for Wheaton Park – Youth School: 3, 4 or 6-hours your goals. The Lincoln Marsh Teams and Ropes District – Professional Development: 3, 4 or Course provides a flexible and unique opportu- 6-hours – Corporate Development: 4 or 6-hours nity for your group to explore some teamwork Ropes Course Facilitator Training fundamentals (communication, trust, cooperation, Learn the fundamentals of facilitating the High ◗ Teaming With Nature can be designed upon risk support, creativity and problem-solving) in Ropes Course, belay techniques, equipment request and may include canoeing, nature a fun-filled, relaxed environment. The facility is set-up, knots, instructor responsibilities, and programs, and archery. open year-round, and provides a broad range of program use. Experience the dynamics of ◗ Teams/Ropes Combo applications in education, recreation, therapy and communication, support and problem-solving – Grade 7-Adult: 6-7 hours professional development. through personal challenge and teamwork. Call ◗ High Ropes Course (The Teams Course is a 871.2810, ext. 13 for more information and prerequisite) For more information, please call registration. – Grade 7-Adult: 4 hours 630.871.2810, ext. 13. ◗ Ages 18 & over ◗ Traveling Teams Course April 12, 13 & 14 – Grade 6-Adult: 3-6 hours Sun., Mon. & Tues., 8:30 am-5 pm Lincoln Marsh Teams Course All fees must be paid in full three weeks prior to Limit 15 the program date. Call 630.871.2810, ext. 13 $175 per person for more information about fees, program options nd I may remember. Involv me a and to make reservations. w em Sh o ea Cancellation Policy e t. nd Full payment must be received three weeks prior o rg I wi f to the program date. Your group will be charged l ll u wil 50% of your total fee if you cancel within three nder e and I weeks prior to your reserved date. If you cancel less than two weeks prior to your reserved date, stand.” you will be charged the full fee. ll m “Te –C hi ne se rov P e rb 60 | wheaton park district
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  • 90. creative arts music & drama Young Actors Club Auditions for Our Town Improv & Actors Workshop In this wonderful, fast-paced creative drama class Children have the opportunity to contribute their Acting Scenes for Preteens and Teens your young actor learns theater terms, enhances talents and skills to our performances on Apr. This combination class offers time for improvisa- spontaneity, builds self-esteem and has a blast! 6, 7, 13 & 14, 2007 at the Wheaton Park District tional fun and warmups before rehearsal. Develop Each week is a new and exciting adventure into Community Center auditorium. This year’s spring your acting skills as you work on selected scenes the imagination with changing themes, music, production is directed by Mary Jo Carlson. written especially for this age group. On the costumes, props, and playbills. Each weekly theme ◗ Ages 7-17 first Monday of class you’ll be given a script and is offered only once per year. Awards are given on ◗ Audition Times: a partner; during the second week an under- the last day of class. Want to do something fun? Tues., Jan. 16, 4:30 pm (12-17 yrs.) study part. You’ll learn about blocking, timing, Join the club! The instructor is from Shining Star Wed., Jan. 17, 4:30 pm (7-11 yrs.) pace, various styles of acting and improvisation. Productions. ◗ Audition Location: Participants memorize their lines for their main ◗ Ages 6-8 Wheaton Park District Community Center, 1777 scene, but it’s not required for their understudy Feb. 5-Mar. 19 S. Blanchard Road. Please arrive on time. Bring a scene. An in-class performance is held on the last Mon., 5:45-6:30 pm (4256-1) pencil and a small photograph of yourself, day of class with a short improv show and acting Community Center and be prepared to complete an information scenes. Due to space constraints, each actor is al- Limit 16 questionnaire. The exact length of the audition lotted only two guest tickets for the performance. $56/res.; $84/nonres. depends upon the number of persons who show Because students are dependent on their scene up to audition; auditions usually last about three partners for rehearsals and performances, parents Little Actors Club hours. should be aware that attendance is extremely Children love this innovative drama class that ◗ Casting important. This class can be repeated as there are helps to develop their imagination and introduces Casting decisions are made by the director and new comedy, drama and fantasy scenes added to them to the performing arts in a fun and creative are posted on Fri., Jan. 19 at noon. If you are cast, the repertoire all the time. The instructor is from atmosphere. Each week is a new and exciting you are expected to rehearse during scheduled Shining Star Productions. adventure into the imagination with changing times. Some flexibility in the rehearsal schedule is ◗ Ages 9-14 themes, music, costumes, props and playbills. possible; speak to the director regarding specific Feb. 5-Mar. 19 Each theme is offered only once per year. Kids problems. All cast members must be present Mon., 6:45-8:15 pm (4256-3) learn theater terms, enhance spontaneity, build for all final rehearsals, and for the perfor- Community Center self-esteem and have a blast. Awards are given on mance on the weekends of Apr. 6, 7, 13 Limit 16 the last day of class. The instructor is from Shin- & 14, 2007. $56/res.; $84/nonres. ing Star Productions. ◗ Rehearsals ◗ Ages 3-5 Cast must attend rehearsals though some flexibil- Feb. 5-Mar. 19 ity in time and days required is possible. Rehears- Improv & Directors Workshop Mon., 12:30-1:15 pm (4256-2) als are typically held on Mon., Tues. and Thurs. Directing Scenes for Teens Community Center afternoons between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. A schedule This combination class allows some time for Limit 16 is provided. Please consult the director at the fun with improv games and warmups before $56/res.; $84/nonres. time of auditions about any special circumstances. rehearsals begin. If you prefer a behind the scenes Additional rehearsals are scheduled, as needed, at involvement in theater and would like to try your Musical Experience the discretion of the director. hand at directing, here’s your chance! This class for Children (MEC) ◗ Fee is offered in conjunction with the improv and If you are cast in the play, there is a $42/res. and actors workshop and lets you become acquainted Does your child just naturally sing around the $63/nonres. fee per actor to cover various supply with improvisation and then direct actors in short house? Then this nurturing class is perfect for your child! The instructor is from the Glen Ellyn costs. Additional expenses for items such as cos- scenes. Each director is part of the casting process Children’s Chorus. MEC develops young children’s tumes, etc., are the responsibility of the individual on the first day of class and chooses a scene to musical ability, self-confidence and enjoyment of participant. direct. You’ll help create a simple set layout within the classroom, develop blocking, and be given music through singing, listening, and fast-paced, fun rehearsals. Performing Ensembles – time to work indepedently with your actors. Your ◗ Grades K-2 Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus directing debut takes place with an in-class perfor- Join the award-winning GECC where kids love mance on the last day. Due to space constraints, Session 1: Jan. 25-Apr. 26, 2007 (No class Mar. 29) growing as they learn how to sing well in a each student director is allotted only two guest Thurs., 4:30-5:20 pm (Grades K-1) (4272-1) nurturing and dynamic environment. Perform- tickets to the performance. The instructor is from Thurs., 5:30-6:30 pm (Grade 2) (4272-2) Community Center ing fabulous music with professionalism and flair Shining Star Productions. Limit 10 develops confidence and self-esteem. Let your ◗ Ages 13-16 child experience the world through songs of many Feb. 5-Mar. 19 (No class Feb. 20 & Mar. 27) $175/res.; $262/nonres. cultures. Mon., 6:45-8:15 pm (4256-4) • Singers meet twice weekly after school. Community Center • Beginning level – Mon. & Thurs., 4:30-6 p.m. Limit 4 (on the condition that the Actors Work- • Intermediate level – Mon. & Thurs., shop runs) 4:20-6:05 p.m. $56/res.; $84/nonres. • Tuition varies; financial aid available. Questions? Call GECC at 630.858.2471. 62 | wheaton park district
  • 91. creative arts arts & crafts Holiday Ceramics (Valentine’s Day, Easter) Preschool Pottery Kids’ Pottery Students work on a project selected by the Go wild with the great art of clay in this hands-on Stretch your imagination and develop creativity in instructor with a specific theme and apply paints class that focuses on simple projects and encour- this innovative class. Students learn basic pottery to bisque pieces. All paints, brushes and finishes ages creativity while introducing basic pottery skills and hand-building techniques. All materials are included. Students leave with a finished item skills. All materials are included. are included in the class fee. to display or give as a gift. ◗ Ages 4-6 ◗ Ages 7-15 – New Ages! ◗ Ages 7-15 Session 1: Jan. 8-Feb. 12 Session 1: Jan. 11-Feb. 15. Session 1: Feb. 6 (Valentine’s Day) Mon., 9:30-10:30 am (4119-1) Thurs., 6:30-8 pm (4197-7) Tues., 4:15-5:15 pm (4128-1) Session 2: Feb. 19-Apr. 2 (No class Mar. 26) Session 2: Jan. 13-Feb. 17 Tues., 5:15-6:15 pm (4128-2) Mon., 9:30-10:30 am (4119-2) Sat., 9:45-11:15 am (4197-8) Session 2: Apr. 10 (Easter) Community Center Session 3: Feb. 22-Apr. 5 (No class Mar. 24) Tues., 4:15-5:15 pm (4128-3) Limit 10/session Thurs., 6:30-8 pm (4197-9) Tues., 5:15-6:15 pm (4128-4) $43/res.; $65/nonres. Session 4: Mar. 3-Apr. 21 (No class Mar. 24 & 31) Community Center Sat., 9:45-11:15 am (4197-0) Limit 10/class/session Parent/Toddler Preschool Pottery Community Center $19/res.; $29/nonres. Parent and child can share in building and glaz- Limit 10/session ing clay projects together. Instructor is Linda $57/res.; $86/nonres. All Ages Wheel Class Wagner. Spend one class throwing on the wheel. Beginners ◗ Ages 3-5 Adult Beginner Pottery are welcome! Instruction on centering, opening Session 1: Jan. 8-Feb. 12 Students are instructed in the basics of wheel and raising a form. Pick your best two pieces and Mon., 10:45-11:45 am (4197-3) throwing or hand building and then are free to glaze them the second class. All materials are in- Session 2: Feb. 19-Apr. 2 (No class Mar. 26) select a project of their own. Samples and ideas cluded. Sign up early. Instructor is Linda Wagner. Mon., 10:45-11:45 am (4197-4) are available to choose from at class. Adult open ◗ Ages 8 & over Community Center studio now uses a punch card system for greater Session 1: Jan. 9 & 30 Limit 8 couples flexibility. Adults sign up for a six-week session Tues., 6:30-7:30 pm (4119-3) $60/res.; $90/nonres. and are able to attend six classes during the regu- Session 2: Jan. 16 & 30 larly scheduled day or evening adult studio times. Tues., 6:30-7:30 pm (4119-4) Additional open studio hours are shown below. If Session 3: Jan. 23 & 30 Kid’s Independent Wheel Class you attend one of the other open studio times it Tues., 6:30-7:30 pm (4119-5) This independent wheel class runs during the does count as one of your class periods. You must Session 4: Feb. 6 & 27 kid’s hand-building pottery class and includes use all six punches within each session; punches Tues., 6:30-7:30 pm (4119-6) three weeks of throwing, two weeks of glazing and do not roll over into the next session. Session 5: Feb. 13 & 27 finishing in the last class. Students should have ◗ Ages 18 & over Tues., 6:30-7:30 pm (4119-7) taken several wheel classes prior to enrolling, or Session 1: Jan. 10-Feb. 14 Session 6: Feb. 20 & 27 need to be capable of throwing on their own. Su- Wed., 9:15 am-Noon (4196-1) Tues., 6:30-7:30 pm (4119-8) pervision is provided but no instruction is given. Wed., 7:15-10 pm (4196-2) Session 7: Mar. 6 & 20 Instructor’s permission is required; all supplies are Session 2: Feb. 21-Apr. 4 (No class Mar. 28) Tues., 6:30-7:30 pm (4119-9) included. Wed., 9:15 am-Noon (4196-3) Session 8: Mar. 13 & 20 ◗ Ages 8-17 Wed., 7:15-10 pm (4196-4) Tues., 6:30-7:30 pm (4119-0) Session 1: Jan. 11-Feb. 15 Community Center Community Center Thurs., 6:30-8 pm (4197-5) Limit 10 Limit 4/class/session Session 2: Feb. 22-Apr. 5 (No class Mar. 29) $80/res.; $120/nonres. $19/res.; $29/nonres. Thurs., 6:30-8 pm (4197-6) Additional open studio times (instruction or wheels Community Center may not be available, but studio is open for your Limit 4 convenience): Parent/Child Pottery $60/res.; $90/nonres. Tues., 5-7:45 pm Parents and their children explore the world of Sat., 9:45 am-12:30 pm pottery through hand-building techniques and Note: See Adult Pottery Minis for December classes. create three individual projects. All materials are included in the class fees. Parent and child each build their own project. Children must be Due to the size of all pottery registered for class. ◗ Ages 7 & over classes, if a class is missed it Session 1: Jan. 13-Feb. 17 cannot be made up. The instructor Sat., 11:30 am-1 pm (4197-1) will supply you with clay to take Session 2: Mar. 3-Apr. 21 (No class Mar. 24 & 31) home. Sat., 11:30 am-1 pm (4197-2) Community Center Limit 8 couples $65/couple/res.; $98/couple/nonres. www.wheatonparkdistrict.com | 63
  • 92. creative arts arts & crafts All Ages Six-Week Wheel Class Young Rembrandts Kreative Kreations (Princess Wonderland) This six-week class provides instruction and devel- A new lesson every session, so register for Come dressed in your fanciest outfit and enjoy a ops independent skills on the wheel. Techniques more than one! Children explore the world of wonderful princess story. We’ll have fun creating such as creating footings and pulling handles are art and develop their drawing skills by learning a tiara and magical fairy wand, and we’ll design introduced as well as basics of centering, raising to draw a wide variety of subject matter. Young sparkle necklaces and bracelets to complete your and opening a form. No prior experience is neces- children learn coloring and marker techniques. special look. Aprons are included so you can keep sary. Older children learn more advanced techniques. your fancy dresses stain-free. ◗ Ages 8 & over Dry media such as pencils, crayons, colored pen- ◗ Ages 3-12 (ages 3-5 must be w/an adult) Session 1: Jan. 9-Feb. 13 cils and markers are used. Lessons are designed to Jan. 16 Tues., 4:30-6 pm (4196-5) match ability and interests of different age groups. Tues., 6:30-7:30 pm (4125-2) Session 2: Feb. 20-Apr. 3 (No class Mar. 27) All materials are supplied. Community Center Tues., 4:30-6 pm (4196-6) ◗ Ages 3 1/2-12 Limit 30 Community Center Session 1: Jan. 4-25 $33/res.; $49/nonres. Limit 4 Thurs., 10-10:45 am, 3 1/2-5 (4130-1) $80/res.; $120/nonres. Thurs., 3-3:45 pm, 3 1/2-5 (4130-2) Kreative Kreations (Princess Dollies) Thurs., 4-4:45 pm, 6-12 (4130-3) Bring your favorite American Girl doll (or any Kid’s Independent/Advanced Thurs., 5-5:45 pm, 6-12 (4130-4) 15”-18” doll) and turn her into a gorgeous fairy Hand-building Class Session 2: Feb. 1-22 princess. We’ll design a gorgeous head piece, This advanced class is for students who have been Thurs., 10-10:45 am, 3 1/2-5 (4130-5) magical wand, jewelry and beautiful princess outfit enrolled in kid’s pottery and have the experience Thurs., 3-3:45 pm, 3 1/2-5 (4130-6) adorned with gems and jewels. to work independently. Students bring in their Thurs., 4-4:45 pm, 6-12 (4130-7) ◗ Ages 3-12 (ages 3-5 must be w/an adult) own ideas and are allowed to be self-directed. This Thurs., 5-5:45 pm, 6-12 (4130-8) Feb. 13 class is held during the wheel classes. Instructors Session 3: Mar. 1-22 Tues., 6:30-7:30 pm (4125-3) are available for supervision, but students work Thurs., 10-10:45 am, 3 1/2-5 (4130-9) Community Center independently. Thurs., 3-3:45 pm, 3 1/2-5 (4130-0) Limit 30 ◗ Ages 7-11 Thurs., 4-4:45 pm, 6-12 (4198-1) $35/res.; $52/nonres. Session 1: Jan. 9-Feb. 13 Thurs., 5-5:45 pm, 6-12 (4198-2) Tues., 6:15-7:45 pm (4196-7) Community Center Kreative Kreations (Mother/Daughter Session 2: Feb. 20-Apr. 3 (No class Mar. 27) Limit 3 1/2-5 yrs.: 10/class/session Princess Style Updos) Tues., 6:15-7:45 pm (4196-8) 6-12 yrs.: 15/class/session Learn the skills needed to create adorable updos. Community Center $43/res.; $65/nonres. Each girls chooses from a colllection of sparkly Limit 10 clips and glitters to finish her new look. A variety $65/res.; $98/nonres. Young Rembrandts Cartooning Class of styles are available for all ages and each girl goes All new lessons every session! Students learn Junior Zoo Camp home with a goodie bag fit for a princess. a variety of cartoon techniques and how to show We’ll draw animals found at the zoo like giraffes, ◗ Ages 3-12 w/adult facial expression, movement and action sequenc- zebras, lions, tigers, birds and more. Our final day es. We’ll turn everyday animals and people into Feb. 23 results in one large zoo scene, divided into several Tues., 6:30-8 pm (4125-4) cartoons full of fun and personality. All materials habitats and incorporates the many animal friends Community Center are provided. we’ve learned to draw. Pencils, markers, sharpies Limit 25 ◗ Ages 6-12 and colored pencils are used. Session 1: Jan. 4-25 $42/res.; $63/nonres.; $21/additional child ◗ Ages 5-7 Thurs., 6-6:45 pm (4198-3) Mar. 26-30 Session 2: Feb. 1-22 Kreative Kreations (Princess Pom & Cheer) Mon., Wed. & Fri., 9:30-11 am (4198-6) Thurs., 6-6:45 pm (4198-4) You’ll make new friends and have a great time Community Center Session 3: Mar. 1-22 learning simple mounts, cheers, and pom routines Limit 15 Thurs., 6-6:45 pm (4198-5) in this introduction to cheerleading. Inexpensive $57/res.; $85/nonres. Community Center pom poms need to be purchased in class. A parent Limit 15/session must be present at the first class to sign a waiver. Animal Cartoon Camp $43/res.; $65/nonres. ◗ Ages 4-11 A variety of animals inspire us in this cartooning Session 1: Jan. 25-Feb. 22 camp. Expressions, human characteristics, move- Kreative Kreations (Princess Puppies) Thurs., 4:30-5:15 pm (ages 4-6) (4125-5) ment, action and joke sequencing are centered We’ll stuff an adorable pink and white, soft, cuddly Thurs., 5:30-6:15 pm (ages 7-11) (4125-6) on different animals. This is a popular camp for puppy and design a magical collor and pink rhine- Session 2: Mar. 1-Apr. 5 animal lovers and cartoon enthusiasts. Students stone T-shirt, plus you’ll receive a wishing star and Thurs., 4:30-5:15 pm (ages 4-6 (4125-7) use pencils, markers and sharpies. birth certificate. Thurs., 5:30-6:15 pm (ages 7-11) (4125-8) ◗ Ages 7-12 ◗ Ages 3-12 (ages 3-5 must be w/an adult) Community Center Mar. 26-30 Feb. 2 Limit 30 Mon., Wed. & Fri., 11:15 am-12:45 pm (4198-7) Tues., 6:30-7:30 pm (4125-1) $70/res.; $105/nonres.; $21/additional child Community Center Community Center Limit 15 Limit 30 $57/res.; $85/nonres. $35/res.; $52/nonres. 64 | wheaton park district
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  • 94. after school & weekend programs Mad Science System 4 Children play detective unleashing the mystery behind forensic science, gain insurmountable strength with Mad Science Machines, get an excit- ing look backstage creating movie special effects and much more! Topics include Detective Science, Cells, Bugs, Mad Science Machines, Movie Effects, Body Basics, Owls and Walloping Weather. ◗ Ages 5-11 Mar. 9-Apr. 13 Fri., 4:30-5:30 pm (4735-2) Community Center Limit 25 $85/res.; $128/nonres. Mad Science – Red Hot Robots Camp Join us for an amazing day in this cool camp where we’ll learn about robots in our world and spend time experimenting with radical robots…sound sensing robots, line tracking robots, amphibious robots, and robots that can even play soccer! Dis- Dog Obedience Magic 101 cover the science of circuits and how robots use Instructor Sheila Gardner guides participants Amaze your friends and family with fantastic card sensors to explore things around them. Use your and their pets in an effective program which high- tricks and a number of magic tricks you’ve never new knowledge to build your own working robot lights training techniques and basic commands. seen before! Includes a trick desk of cards, all to take home with you. Handlers learn how to teach their dogs basic com- necessary props and instructions. ◗ Ages 7-12 mands such as sitting, down position and recall. ◗ Ages 7-9 Feb. 10 You’ll also learn how to help with the everyday Jan. 25 Sat., 10 am-2 pm (4735-3) problems of owning a dog such as barking, dig- Wed., 4:30-5:30 pm (4275-1) Community Center ging, nipping, housebreaking and health care. Community Center Limit 25 Dogs must be at least four months old. Current Limit 20 $85/res.; $128/nonres. vaccination records and a complete health $23/res.; $34/nonres. certificate forms (available at the Commu- nity Center) must be presented at the first class. Collars and leads should be purchased Mad Science System 3 through the instructor. Children unleash the mystery behind chemistry ◗ Ages 14 & over while building their own crystal garden, tour Session 1: Jan. 9-Feb. 27 the electron freeway as they discover electricity, Tues., 7-8 pm (4812-1) create their own multi-density wave bottles while Session 2: Mar. 20-May 8 learning about water, waves and the environment, Tues., 7-8 pm (4812-2) take a look at the science behind aerodynamics, Community Center experience the awesome forces of gravity, inertia Limit 15/session and centripetal force and more! Topics include $57/res.; $86/nonres. Che-mystery, Current Events, Wacky Waves, Science of Magic, Under Pressure, Aerodynamics, Stunt Planes and Super Structures. ◗ Ages 5-11 Jan. 12-Feb. 16 Fri., 4:30-5:30 pm (4735-1) Community Center Limit 25 $85/res.; $128/nonres. 66 | wheaton park district
  • 95. after school & weekend programs Wheaton Middle School Program (WMSP) Alpine Valley Ski Trip Are you in grade 6, 7 or 8? Then celebrate the You and your friends can enjoy a day of skiing and hottest night in town with the WMSP! Activities snowboarding at Alpine Valley Ski Resort in Wis- include open gym, dancing, table games, conces- consin. This trip includes transportation, equip- sion operations and special events throughout the ment rental, lift tickets and a lesson (if needed). season. Students who are residents of Wheaton To participate in this class, you must sign Park District, and nonresidents who attend the waiver on the registration form. District #200 schools, are eligible to participate. ◗ Grades 6-12 Students are welcome to bring a guest, but must Dec. 22 obtain a guest pass in advance. No admission Fri., 8 am-5 pm (7873-1) is permitted without the WMSP identifica- Van leaves the Community Center at 8 a.m. and tion card. Registration information is available returns at approximately 5 p.m. at the Administration Office, 600 S. Main St. and Limit 10 at the Community Center, 1777 S. Blanchard Rd. $40/res./with own equipment; $58/res./rent equip- Cards must be obtained each new school year ment All Night Ski Trip and are honored for that school year only. Lost $60/nonres./own equipment; $87/nonres./rent Travel with us to Chestnut Mountain in Galena, cards cost $2 to replace. A weekly entrance fee of equipment Illinois for a night of skiing or snowboarding. The $3 is charged. Violations of any WMSP rules may slopes are closed to the general public to accom- result in suspension or revocation of attendance Raging Buffalo Snowboard Park modate this lucky group of teens. Skiing begins at privileges. Visit the world’s first snowboard only park! With midnight and ends at 5:30 a.m. Fee includes trans- ◗ Grades 6-8 two rope tows, a half pipe, kickers, table tops portation, lift ticket, lesson, rental, disc jockey, Fri., 7-9 pm and gaps, the “Rage” has the best to offer for all and a bonfire on the slopes. Gather your friends Franklin Middle School (9864-0) levels of experience. Fee includes transportation, and join us for a trip you won’t forget! Bus leaves Jan. 19, Feb. 7 & 23, Mar. 9, Apr. 13, 2007 supervision and lift ticket. Please bring money from the Community Center. To participate in $3 admission fee with WMSP I.D. card for lockers and refreshments. For board rental this class, you must sign the waiver on the There is no longer a program at Monroe information, please call 871.6715. To participate registration form. Middle School. in this class, you must sign the waiver on ◗ Grades 6-12 the registration form. Feb. 2-3, 2007 Teen Extreme ◗ Grades 6-12 Fri., 7 pm-Sat. 7:30 a.m. Make your voice heard with Teen Extreme! Stu- Dec. 28 Bus leaves 7 pm, Fri., Feb. 2 from the Community dents from area schools help plan trips, programs Thurs., 8 am-3 pm (7873-2) Center. and special events. As a member you’ll enjoy trips Van leaves the Community Center at 8 a.m. and Bus returns at approx. 7:30 a.m. Sat., Feb. 3. just for you, awards and prizes, games, pizza, pop, returns at approximately 3 p.m. Limit 25 and most of all fun! Teen Extreme meets the first Limit 13 Lift and Lesson: $59 (4876-1) Tuesday of the month. Grab a friend and join now $55/res.; $83/nonres. Lift, Lesson, Ski Rental: $69 (4876-2) to help make a difference in your programs. Ques- Lift, Lesson & Snowboard Rental $69 (4876-3) tions? Call Michael Toohey at 871.6715. ◗ Grades 6-12 Paintball Blitz Jan. 9, Feb. 6, Mar. 6, Apr. 2, 2007 Gear up for some friendly combat at Fox Tues., 4:30-5:30 pm (9866-1) River Games in Aurora! You’ll get private game Community Center privileges and field use for the entire day. The fee No fee, but please register includes transportation, all equipment including paintball gun and ammunition for all-day play, TGIF (Thank Goodness It’s Friday) protective goggles, and two referees. Bring a Now that The Zone has closed, teens can still water bottle, and wear loose, earth-tone clothes come to the Community Center to celebrate with long sleeves. No shorts are allowed. Pack a Fridays with our DJ, games, refreshments and lunch or bring money to buy lunch at the site. To open gym. participate in this class, you must sign the ◗ Grades 6-9 waiver on the registration form. Jan. 12, Feb. 9, Mar. 9, Apr. 13, May 11, 2007 The Zone has new hours! ◗ Grades 7-12 (Minimum age is 12.) Fri., 6:30-9 pm Friday 4:30-7:30 pm Mar. 2 Community Center Saturday 2-7 pm Fri., 8 am-5 pm (4881-1) Limit 150 The van leaves the Community Center at 8 am and $5 (pay at the door) Holiday Hours returns at 5 pm. Nov. 20, 21, 22 & 24 2-6 pm Limit 26 Dec. 22, 26-29 & Jan. 2-5 2-6 pm $60/res.; $90/nonres. Mar. 26-30 2-6 pm Questions? Call Mike at 668.3371 (x16). www.wheatonparkdistrict.com | 67
  • 96. after school & weekend programs Glitzy Girlz – Princess & Pirates Animal Sign/Sing/Dance Fun! Hidden Treasure Hunt Have fun learning American Sign Language signs Ahoy, mates! Join us for this fun adventure and about animals. We’ll sign, sing and dance to songs come dressed up as your favorite princess or brave about ducks, bears, penguins, elephants and many pirate. We start everyone on an awesome treasure more! No signing experience necessary. If you hunt to reveal a treasure chest full of goodies to have a favorite animal toy, bring it to class. take home. You’ll decorate your very own per- ◗ Ages 24 mos. & younger w/adult sonalized wooden treasure box with glitter paints Feb. 3 & 10 and fun embellishments. Our second project is a Sat., 11-11:45 am (4718-1) beaded treasure – a personalized necklace or key Community Center chain belt loop complete with theme beads like Limit 15 safari animals, sports, butterflies and more. At the $25/res.; $27/nonres. end of class, we’ll reveal a treasure box of edible goodies to enjoy (no nuts). The Magic of Manners ◗ Ages 4-8 This interactive program utilizes magic to pres- Jan. 25 ent basic manners. Topics include magic words, Thurs., 6:30-7:30 pm (4810-1) paying compliments, making introductions, Community Center meeting and greeting others, mealtime manners Limit 20 and putting your best foot forward. The objective Competitive Chess – $30/res.; $45/nonres. is to assist young people in feeling confident and Intermediate / Advanced successful in school and social settings. This class Chess-Now Ltd. is conducting Advanced/ is taught by an instructor from Image Builders Competitive chess lessons for junior players ages Glitzy Girlz Mother/Daughter: My Heart Unlimited, Inc. 6 to 12. This class complements the skills acquired to Hold Jewelry Event ◗ Ages 6-10 in scholastic tournaments or school clubs by allow- Celebrate Valentine’s Day as each couple designs a Feb. 8 & 15 ing experienced players to learn more about chess beautiful necklace and bracelet ensemble for each Thurs., 4-5:30 pm (4817-1) while continuing to enhance their abilities at the other. We’ll provide faceted glass crystals, glass Community Center board. Time is dedicated for play in class. All pattern beads and lampwork styles, silver beads, Limit 15/class equipment will be provided. Parents of registered Fimo clay beads and meaningful silver charms/ $38/res.; $57/nonres. players are also welcome to register for this family dangles with special sayings. A tasty pastry treat is activity class. provided to top off the event (no nuts). ◗ Ages 6-12 ◗ Ages 4-11 Total Teen Fitness Jan. 16 -Feb. 20 This class is totally hot! Learn all the newest fitness Tues., 5-6 pm (4820-1) Feb. 8 trends…Body Sculpt, Boot Camp Fitness, Yoga Community Center Thurs., 6:30-7:45 pm (4810-2) and Pilates…all set to the latest music. It’s a great Limit 16 Community Center workout, plus we’ll talk about developing healthy $86/res.; $129/nonres. Limit 20 eating habits at the end of each class. To partici- $36/res.; $54/nonres. pate in this class, you must sign the waiver $25/additional child on the registration form. For schedule of class times, please see page 28. 68 | wheaton park district
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  • 98. adult education, recreation & travel classes The following is a sampling of classes offered through the Adult Education/Recreation Cooking with Ellen program. For a listing of all programs, please call 630.668.3371 and request a brochure, Make your own takeout! Forget picking up din- or visit us online at www.wheatonparkdistrict.com. ner and learn to make these quick and delicious meals at home. Your family will love it! Program fee includes all supplies. Of course, you’ll need to sample each dish! The instructor is Ellen Swir- Walk the Line NEW! Valentine Spa Escape NEW! sky, who owns a catering company specializing in This new dance class is geared toward all skill lev- Treat your special someone to total relaxation at ethnic foods. els. You’ll learn the latest line dance steps that you the Spa Escape with a mini warming facial, thera- can use at Cadillac Ranch and Sundance Saloon. peutic foot treatment, and moisturizing hand and Come alone or bring your friends…no partners lip facials. These techniques can also be done at Paninis and Tortas needed! The instructor is Samantha Feilen. home. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring Hot sandwiches with a twist. Learn to roast veg- ◗ Jan. 22-Mar. 19 (No class Feb. 19) [8 wks.] a towel and washcloth. The instructor is AnnMarie etables and more. Mon., 6-7 pm (8028-1) Vlastnik. ◗ Adults Leisure Center ◗ Feb. 12 [1 wk.] Feb. 2 [1 wk.] Limit 15 Mon., 7-8:15 pm (8062-3) Fri., 9:40-11:20 am (4580-1) $45/res.; $68/nonres. WNHS (door #16) Community Center Appleby Kitchen $32/VIP/res.; $48/VIP/nonres. Limit 10 Limit 10 $22/res.; $33/nonres. $19/res.; $38/nonres. Beginning Spanish 2 $20/VIP/res.; $30/VIP/nonres. This class is fun for those who have taken Begin- Pumpkin Sage Ravioli ning Spanish 1 or have at least one semester of Adobe Photoshop It’s so easy but tastes gourmet. You’ll make this Spanish. Students continue to learn basic grammar Bring your pictures! We’ll work with many of the with canned pumpkin and packaged won-ton… and sentence structure and expand on verb Photoshop features including graphics, toolbox, delicious! tenses. The instructor may require that a textbook sizing, cropping, resolution, brightness, contrast, ◗ Adults be purchased at the first class. The instructor is hue, saturation, and much more. Mar. 9 [1 wk.] Heather Britton. ◗ Feb. 7-28 [4 wks.] Fri., 9:40-11:20 am (4580-2) ◗ Jan. 23-Mar. 13 [8 wks.] Wed., 8-9:30 pm (8032-1) Community Center Appleby Kitchen Tues., 6:30-8 pm (8052-2) Limit 10 Limit 10 WWSHS (room #I-152, door #1) $49/res.; $74/nonres. $19/res.; $38/nonres. Limit 20 $25/VIP/res.; $38/VIP/nonres. $40/res.; $60/nonres. Vegetarian/Beans! $20/VIP/res; $30/VIP/nonres. Knitting for (K)novices Beans are healthy and versatile, plus they’re Learn about needles and yarn, patterns and stitch- packed with protein, fiber and minerals. You’ll make a three-bean paella and a veggie lentil chili. Dress for Less NEW! es. Jump right in and find out how to cast-on, knit, Sample hummus, a dip made from chickpeas. Dress successfully by finding the right color, style, purl, yarn over and bind off. Go home knowing the basics to complete projects with confidence. Bring containers to take home leftovers! print and texture for you, coordinate a wardrobe ◗ Feb. 6 [1 wk.] with ten good pieces of clothing and learn the Bring a skein of light colored yarn and a #8 or #9 knitting needle. The instructor is Tues., 7-9:30 pm (8079-1) importance of fashion personality, body type and WWSHS (room #C001, door #1) color analysis. Find out the best time to buy de- Pat Brown. ◗ Session 1: Jan. 23-Feb. 27 [6 wks.] Limit 10 signer clothes for less! The instructor is AnnMarie $16/res.; $24/nonres. Vlastnik. Tues., 7-9 pm (8057-1) WWSHS (door #1) $8/VIP/res.; $12/VIP/nonres. ◗ Jan. 25 [1 wk.] Thurs., 7-8:30 pm (8062-2) ◗ Session 2: Jan. 24-Feb. 28 [6 wks.] WNHS (door #16) Wed., 9-11 am (8057-2) Easy Indian Limit 10 Community Center Learn about the spices used in Indian cooking. $22/res.; $33/nonres. Limit 10/session You’ll make potato pea samosas, cilantro chutney, $20/VIP/res.; $30/VIP/nonres. $52/res.; $78/nonres. and other delicious Indian dishes. Bring a continer $26/VIP/res.; $39/VIP/nonres. to take home leftovers. ◗ Mar. 13 [1 wk.] Tues., 7-9:30 pm (8079-2) WWSHS (room #C001, door #1) Limit 10 $16/res.; $24/nonres. $8/VIP/res.; $12/VIP/nonres. 70 | wheaton park district
  • 99. adult education, recreation & travel day trips Call for availability! All Night Strut The Color Purple The Rockette’s Radio City At Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire At The Cadillac Palace in Chicago Christmas Spectacular Wednesday, December 13 • 9:30 am-5 pm Wednesday, June 6, 2007 • 11:45 am-8 pm At The Rosemont Theatre $74 (7551-1) $149 (9531-1) Thursday, November 30 • 10:15 am-5:30 pm This soul-stirring new musical is adapted from the $89 (7531-3) • This musical extravaganza celebrates the 1930s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and the landmark film The Rockettes are back in Chicago, but not the and 1940s and is filled with jazz, blues, be-bop by Steven Spielberg. The beautiful score features same! Experience five new acts, new costumes, and swing. gospel, jazz, ragtime and the blues. The story is amazing special effects and a healthy dose of • All singing, all dancing, swinging, jitterbuggin’ about hope, a testament to the healing power of holiday cheer. Prior to the show, you’ll enjoy and tappin’ to classic standards like “In the love, and a celebration of faith and life. lunch at the nearby Fountain Blue Restaurant. The Mood” and “As Time Goes By”. meal includes tossed salad, chicken champagne, • Today’s lunch includes salad, potato, vegetable A post-show dinner will be served at Petterino’s, a potatoes, green beans almondine and peppermint and soup as well as your choice of entrée 1) short four city block walk from the theatre. Dinner ice cream parfait. oven roasted turkey breast or 2) poached filet includes salad, vegetables, dessert and coffee, plus of salmon. Please make your menu choice your choice of 1) seared filet of Atlantic Salmon, 2) when you register. cheese ravioli with marinara or 3) chicken piccata. Please make your menu choice when you Personal Growth register. Dates to Save Spa Retreat Pamper yourself at this relaxing retreat that Look in the next issue of The Time of Your includes a mini-facial, foot treatment, and hand Life, mailed the first week in January, for and lip facials. Please wear comfortable clothing details on these upcoming day trips. and bring a towel and washcloth. The instruc- tor is AnnMarie Vlastnik. • March 1 – Fiddler on the Roof ◗ Adults Theatre at the Center, Munster, IN Jan. 25 Thurs., 9:40-11:20 am (4581-1) • March 7 – Musical of Musicals WNHS (door #16) Pheasant Run Theatre Limit 10 $19/res.; $38/nonres. • March 20 – Bulls vs. LA Clippers United Center Home Bath & Body: Home is Where • June 21 – Odd Couple the Heart Is Fireside Theatre Discover aromatherapy and how to use the five senses to create a warm and loving environ- ment. Learn to use scents to create a calm and loving environment. ◗ Adults Feb. 15 Thurs., 9:40-11:20 am (4581-2) Community Center Limit 15 $19/res.; $38/nonres. www.wheatonparkdistrict.com | 71
  • 100. adult education, recreation & travel extended travel The Joy of Travel Without the Hassle! The Wheaton Park District Leisure Center offers adults 21 and over the opportunity to enjoy fine travel without the tedious, necessary work which successful trips require. We handle those time-consuming tasks like researching locations, accommodations and restaurants, plus making reservations, planning trans- portation, and handling baggage transfers, taxes and tips. Our vacation travel is enjoyable and carefree – a Leisure Center escort answers your concerns and assists with details. Just pack your suitcase and leave the planning to us. For complete details, availability and registration information, call the Leisure Center at 665.1415. North and South Dakota Ireland Safari! in South Africa National Parks with Bill Ball, Passport Travel with Bill Ball, Passport Travel with Bill Ball, Passport Travel September 10-19, 2007 (3563-2) Two dates to choose from… June 11-18, 2007 ◗ $3,495 per person/double April 17-May 1, 2007 (7563-3) or ◗ $1,995 per person/double ◗ $4,395 per person/single October 1-15, 2007 (3563-1) ◗ $2,415 per person/single Tour highlights: ◗ $5,995 per person/double Tour highlights: • Dublin City tour ◗ $6,895 per person/single • Minihaha Falls (MN) • Trinity College Tour highlights: • Buffalo herds in Jamestown (ND) • Waterford • Capetown • Bismark State Capitol tour Crystal Factory • Table Mountain • Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park – Custer’s Last • Blarney Castle • Cape of Good Hope Stand • Kilkenny Castle • Victoria Falls • Mandavi Indian Village • St. Patrick’s • Chobe National Park • Roosevelt National Park Cathedral • Pilanesberg National Park • Wind Cave tour • Ring of Kerry • Pretoria, South Africa’s Capital City • Badlands National Park • Cliffs of Moher • Kruger National Park • World Famous Corn Palace • Boat cruise on Lough Corrib Tour includes: • Mt. Rushmore • Sligo City tour • Round trip airfare from Chicago • “Old West” City or Deadwood tour • Donegal Bay tour • Other transportation as necessary in the Tour includes: • Factory tour of Belleek Porcelain National Parks • First class hotel accomodations • Giant’s Causeway • First class hotels and unique accommodations • Deluxe motorcoach transportation Tour includes: in the park • Daily breakfast • Round trip airfare from Chicago • Deluxe motorcoach transportation • Six (6) dinners • Door-to-door limo transfer • All meals in Africa • All admissions to listed attractions • First class hotel accommodations • All admissions to listed attractions • Baggage handling for one (1) bag per person • Deluxe motorcoach transportation • Luggage handling for one bag per person • Fully escorted touring with an expert guide, Bill • Daily breakfast • Round trip airport transfers Ball • Six (6) dinners • Services of expert guide Bill Ball • All tips and gratuities • All admissions to listed attractions • Baggage handling for one (1) bag per person • Fully escorted touring with an expert guide, Bill Ball • All tips and gratuities For complete information on the trips listed here, please call the Leisure Center at 665.1415. Future Trips in the Works… 2007 • New England Rails & Sails – Fall • Brown County – Fall 2008 • Antarctica – January • Spain – April • Shenandoah Valley and Blue Ridge – Sept. • Montreal & Quebec – Fall Watch for details in upcoming issues of The Time of Your Life. 72 | wheaton park district
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  • 102. summer camps Camp No Name Registration for Camp No Name Look for Your Camps Camp No Name returns for its 25th summer of and Camp I Don’t Know begins & Aquatics Brochure! variety and fun, designed for the child of working with regular winter registration: Information on aquatics and summer camps parents and the child who likes a busy summer. Lottery deadline is 6 p.m., registration will be mailed in a brochure to park The fee includes everything except lunch! Camp- district residents Jan. 10, 2007! Summer camps in- ers must bring a sack lunch daily. Each day is busy Nov. 28. formation (except Camp No Name and Camp with park district programs, limited swimming I Don’t Know which are included here) and lessons, arts and crafts, special events, field trips Camp I Don’t Know – aquatics information is now contained only in this and much more! brochure. Camps for 2007 include: New & Improved! Children must be entering grades 1-5 in the Good news! The Wheaton Park District’s hottest teen camp is back and better than ever. Camp I Summer Camps Lincoln Marsh fall of 2007. A copy of each child’s latest report • Supertots Don’t Know features games, crafts, trips to the Camps card is required on the first day of camp to verify • It’s a Supertot August • Hand-in-Hand… grade level. We again offer a monthly payment pool, and community service projects; campers • Adventure Playground assist at other park district camps as junior coun- Parent/Child Camp plan for Camp No Name. Monthly invoices are • Creative Express • Critter Camp mailed. The first six weeks registration fee is due selors. The camp also features three field trips per • Mean Camp Green • Curiosity Camp June 1. A deposit of one week’s fee is required session and a dance party at Northside Park. We are • Camp Blackhawk • Camp Wild Ones with registration. offering two four-week sessions again this year! • Camp Illini • Wild & Wacky Nature • Camp Goodtimes Adventure Camp We are offering early drop-off from 7:30 to 9 am at • Fishing Fever • Nature’s Drama Minimum registration is for the first six weeks; the • Awesome August optional seventh and/or eighth week registration the camp site and late pick-up from 4 to 6 pm. You must preregister for this service. • ERA Explorers Day Camp Cosley Zoo Camps is offered after camp has started. Only children who have attended the first six weeks of Camp No The fee is $2.50 per am and $2.50 per pm. A • Farmyard Fundamen- special form is mailed out after regular program Fitness Camps tals Name are eligible to attend the optional seven and • Camp Fit & Fun registration. Please do not include the early drop- • Illinois Wilds eighth weeks. • Junior Zookeepers off/late pick-up fee with your initial registration. Sports Camps • Animal Crackers We are offering early drop-off from 7:30 to 9 am at • Basketball Camps the camp site and late pick-up from 4:30 to ◗ Entering grades 6-9 • Peewee Basketball Camp Session I: June 11-July 6 (No camp July 4) Teen Camps 6 pm. You must preregister for this service. The • Youth Volleyball Camp • Camp I Don’t Know fee is $2.50 per am and $2.50 per pm. A special Mon.-Fri., 9 am-4 pm (2880-1) • Prime Sports form is mailed out after regular program registra- Session II: July 9-August 3 • Floor Hockey Camp tion. Please do not include the early drop-off/late Mon.-Fri., 9 am-4 pm (2880-2) • Camp Sports & Sorts The Zone • Ace Volleyball Camps pick-up fee with your initial registration. • Monroe Middle School Limit 80/session $400/res.; $532/nonres. per session Basketball Camp Refunds for Camp No Name are only given if • Football Camp requested by May 1. • Edison Middle School **Payment plan: $50 deposit per session is re- Volleyball Camp ◗ June 11-Aug. 3 (Minimum registration: quired at time of registration. Monthly invoices are • High School Sand 6 weeks–June 11-July 20) (No camp 7/4) mailed. Payment in full is due May 30. Refunds Volleyball Camp Mon.-Fri., 9 am-4:30 pm, Entering grades 1-5 for Camp I Don’t Know are only given if • Middle School Sand (2705-1) requested by May 1. Volleyball Camp Limit 100 • Track & Field Camp $105/wk/res.; $158/wk/nonres. Campers may be dropped off or picked up only Community Center at the camp site. Early dismissal and arrival Soccer Camps are not permitted. This applies every day of • Chicago Fire Soccer Camp camp. Due to low numbers, there will be no (A Wheaton Park District Campers may be dropped off or picked up only program) at the camp site. Early dismissal and arrival bus service from area schools to camp. • Future Pros Open Camp are not permitted. This applies every day of • Ruben Stivan, Adv. camp. To participate in this camp, a parent/ and Travel Players guardian must sign the waiver on the • Guy Callipari/Club To participate in this camp, a parent/ registration form. Please note that an ad- International, WWSHS guardian must sign the waiver on the ditional field trip waiver will need to be • Varsity Soccer Coach, registration form. Please note that an ad- signed by parent/guardian. WWSHS Camp 1 ditional field trip waiver will need to be • WWSHS Boys Camp 2 • WWSHS Girls Camp 3 signed by parent/guardian. 74 | wheaton park district
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  • 104. special events The Great Egg Scramble Festival of Lights & Christmas Tree Sale Bring your baskets and come to the zoo for a A holiday tradition, Cosley Zoo’s Festival of Lights is the hopping good time! Before the egg hunt we’ll perfect addition to your seasonal celebrations. Thousands of have live animal presentations, crafts and stories. twinkling lights and illuminated animal figures turn Cosley Preregistration is required. This event will Zoo into a magical winter wonderland. Take a stroll down be held rain or shine. Registration dead- Christmas Tree Lane where local groups decorate trees with line is Mar. 29. their own unique theme. Enjoy Christmas carols and hot ◗ Ages 2-10 chocolate as you visit the animals. While the zoo opens at 9 Mar. 31 a.m., the lights come on at 3 p.m. and remain available for Sat., 10-11:30 am (4698-4) viewing until 9 p.m. daily beginning Nov. 24. Sat., 12:30-2 pm (4698-5) Cosley Zoo While visiting the zoo, be sure to browse through the 2,400 Limit 75 fresh evergreen trees to find the perfect one for your holiday $10/res.; $15/nonres. festivities. Cosley Zoo offers four varieties of pine and fir in a wide price range to suit any budget. Add to your holiday décor by selecting a wreath or loose greens for your home or business. Tree sales begin Fri., Nov. 24 and continue through Dec. 23, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. After picking the perfect tree, stop by the Wild Side Gift Shop to select unusual gifts and stocking stuffers. Don’t know what to buy? The gift shop also offers gift certificates so you can satisfy any taste. The sale of Christmas trees, wreaths and greens is one of the zoo’s largest annual fund-raisers. Proceeds from your purchases are tax deductible and benefit Cosley Zoo. This revenue assists the zoo with the develop- ment of three new exhibits – River Otters, Bobcats and a walk-through aviary. If you’d like additional information about this memorable holiday event, please call the zoo at 665.5534. Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance at Arrowhead Santa’s Craft Corner at Cosley Zoo Fine dining in an elegant clubhouse and dancing to a 18-piece band – what a great way to celebrate Cosley Zoo Sat., Nov. 25, Dec. 2 & 9 • 10 am to 2 pm Valentine’s Day! Executive Chef Brandon Harness Holiday Season Hours Visit Santa, make a craft or two, and enjoy Cosley has created a special menu for this event featuring • Nov. 24-Dec. 23 & Dec. 26-30, 9 a.m. to 9 Zoo at Christmas time. Photos with Santa are available a mixed green salad, Filet of Sirloin with Tuscan p.m. daily for a small fee. Call 665.5534 for more information. chicken breast, served with rosemary potatoes and • Closed Thanksgiving, a sautéed fresh vegetable, lemon sorbet intermez- Christmas Day, New What is The Cosley Foundation? zo, sweet table with chocolate covered strawber- Year’s Day The Cosley Foundation, Inc. is a ries, and fresh brewed coffee and tea selection. • Open 9 a.m. to Noon 501c(3) not-for-profit corporation The talented Moonlighters Band performs all your Christmas Eve that has funded the zoo’s capital favorite songs to dance to from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. A • Open 9 a.m. to Noon development projects and all major cash bar with champagne and wine selections will New Year’s Eve renovations over the past 21 years be available. Don’t delay…Register by Feb. 5. Winter Hours and indirectly helps to keep Cosley ◗ Feb. 14 • Jan.-March, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily Zoo a free zoo. Wed., 6-9:30 pm (4501-1) Arrowhead Golf Club $40/person/res.; $49/person/nonres. 76 | wheaton park district
  • 105. parties & celebrations Clocktower Commons “Wild” at the Zoo Gymkids Birthday Parties Birthday Parties Birthday Parties Jump, dive and tumble into your child’s next ◗ Ages 5 & over Have a wildly entertaining party that is great fun birthday with a birthday party in the Community Get your clubs and boards ready! Host a hassle- and full of adventure! It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3! Center Gymnastics Studio! A Gymkids birthday free party for children or teens at the Wheaton 1. Choose your theme. party is targeted for children ages 4-10 or adult-tot Park District’s fabulous new facility – Prairie Path 2. Pick the type of party. (ages 2-3 if a parent of each child participates with Minigolf Course and The Rail Skate Park. It’s a 3. Make your reservation, and we’ll take care of the child). Children enjoy an array of activities great place for birthday parties, group parties, the rest. based on the age and skill level of the group. Scout groups and sports teams. Semiprivate party Activities are chosen and led by our Gymkids options are available. Just call us at 630.665.1299 instructor, Janet Krieger. Types of Parties for more information, and we’ll do the rest! ◗ Birthday Parties Parties last two [2] hours and are held in the Lin- – Let us host your next birthday party. Parties are coln Marsh Room at the Community Center. You “Icing on the Cake” available on Saturdays and Sundays during regu- may bring in store-bought food, beverages, party lar zoo hours; some weekdays are also available. Birthday Parties Parties are available for children ages 4 to 10. favors and presents for the time after the planned ◗ 8 to 12-Year Olds (up to 15 kids) activities. Each party includes 80 minutes of activi- ◗ After-Hours Parties ties and the use of a private room next door to the Community Center – Just you and the animals! Have your child’s Lincoln Marsh Room where the birthday boy or Make your next party creative, delicious and loads birthday at the zoo after-hours. Cosley Zoo staff girl can open presents, children can sing “Happy of fun! The birthday child and his/her guests dem- can make your party hassle-free with a two-hour Birthday,” and parents can serve the birthday cake. onstrate their creative culinary skills as they design fully facilitated party for children ages 4 to 12. and decorate their very own custom mini-cake…a ◗ Slumber Safari fresh new way to celebrate a birthday. The party Please call 630.690.4880 for more information or – A pajama party at the zoo! Give your child and leader, Sharon Beiersdorf (“Mrs. B”), will instruct to schedule your party. their friends an unforgettable birthday. It’s an and demonstrate a variety of cake decorating evening filled with activities including a night techniques to the group. You choose the cake and frosting colors, and we’ll do the rest. At least hike through the zoo and sleeping in the up- Safety City Birthday Parties two adults must accompany the group. For party stairs of the barn. In the morning, watch the zoo at Toohey Park come to life. Sleepover parties are available for ◗ 4 to 6-Year-Olds* (up to 15 kids) package options or to book a reservation, please children ages 6 to 14. Safety-themed fun and games and safe cycling on call 690.4880. the outdoor Safety City layout are available. The For detailed information, check out entire party can be done indoors as well! Follow Pottery Birthday Parties www.cosleyzoo.org or call 630.665.5534. your group back into the Safety City Building for Reserve the Community Center’s pottery studio your own private party. At least two adults must for a private party or get-together! Participants can accompany the group. * All party participants choose a project to be instructed by our pottery Make Your Next Event must bring a safety helmet! For information on teacher, Linda Wagner. Each child/adult hand- a Big Hairy Deal! fees, or to book a party, please call 690.4880 or builds the project with clay and gives it their own Cosley Zoo offers a unique setting for… 871.2835. personal touch. All clay and materials are included. • Meetings • Family events Project is left to dry and be fired. If you choose to • Celebrations • And more! glaze pieces, you’ll be charged an additional $2 per piece. Pieces can be picked up the following week The zoo’s climate-controlled, second floor, at the Community Center front desk. Parties are multi-use room can accommodate groups up two hours long and are held in the pottery studio to 100. We’ll assist you with making your event at the Community Center. You can bring in store- a memorable one. bought food, beverages, party favors, and presents for after the project. Call Mike at 668.3371 for Room rentals are available during regular zoo more information or to schedule your party. hours for a two-hour minimum and include: • Zoo event coordinator • Coffee service and ice water • Table coverings • Catering menus and referrals are available. • Animal visits and programs are available. For information on rental rates or to make a reservation, call 630.665.5534. www.wheatonparkdistrict.com | 77
  • 106. Meet Arrowhead. Arrowhead Golf Club has combined two of life’s biggest passions in one spectacular new facility. Open year round for lunch and dinner, our restaurant is sure to become a favored destination. Featuring the finest in fresh fish, steaks, chops, great appetizers, sandwiches and good ol’ burgers, it is the perfect spot for a pre or post-game celebration or casual meal with family and friends. The high-energy sports themed bar offers four state-of-the art flat screen plasma televisions and an extensive list of wine, beer and spirits. Join us this fall and winter at Arrowhead Golf Club... Clubs not required. For reservations call, 630.653.5800 A facility of the Wheaton Park District 26W151 Butterfieload Road • Wheaton, IL 60187 • 630.653.5800 • www.arrowheadgolfclub.org 78 | wheaton park district
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  • 108. facilities & parks fer red Guest Program to g to sign up or text “A re ce rr o re arrowhead golf club r ur P o ive w” . lub prom Join o to 3 golfc • Arrowhead American 0 3 64. h ead Grill Restaurant pres- otions and ents a menu to please .arrow all who gather among the historic golf photos ww gracing the restaurant’s tw o walls. But there is i Vis fffe nothing yester-year on s! r this menu! Begin with choices like Seared Ahi Tuna starter and sit down to Back Nine Baby Back Ribs, Grilled Idaho Rainbow Trout or Bleu Cheese-Crusted Filet. Perhaps it’s as easy as a half-pound certified angus beef burger but don’t forget the extensive wine list or multiple beers on draft. Let the children choose from the kid’s menu and save room for des- sert. Ask for a table near the fireplace! Consider a move to the bar for a look at our Scotch List after dinner. Open Sunday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday- The wait is over! Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Bar will The new clubhouse at Arrowhead Golf Club proudly opened its doors to the remain open on Friday and Saturday until 1 a.m. Phone 630.510.5060 for public on May 25, 2006 to rave reviews! Since its historic opening in 1927, restaurant reservations. Arrowhead Golf Club has offered superb golfing experiences to the western suburbs. Our challenging Ken Killian designed 27-hole layout offers impec- • Sunday Champagne Brunch will bring you back again and again. Omelets cable conditions at affordable rates and continues to make us a local favorite made-to-order, Eggs Benedict and a carving station of oven roasted turkey, among seasoned golfers. Phone 630.653.5800 for tee-times. Open from roast beef and ham are among the selections served for your pleasure. sunrise to sunset through November 20, 2006. Reservations encouraged at 630.510.5060. Our Indoor Fitting and Performance Center enables winter lessons and fit- • Banquet and meeting room facilities come with breathtaking vistas of our tings year round in a state-of-the-art environment. Appointments can be made immaculate golf course. Simple cocktail parties or business luncheons at 630.653.5800. become special occasions in our care. Weddings accommodating up to 300 guests put on a sophisticated flair when joined with our catering expertise. But these days, golfers aren’t the only guests we welcome. This outstanding Phone 630.653.5802 for event planning. new facility now holds a reason for all age groups to meet year-round in this distinctive property. • Arrowhead Cross-Country Ski Center opens when winter snow blankets our rolling golf course. Rental equipment is available in a dedicated ski center • Arrowhead Pro Shop treats shoppers to all their golfing needs from clubs to on the south side, lower level of the building. Just steps away, clothing, gift card and gift ideas in a warm, cherry wood arena. Open seven warm up with hot chocolate at the Halfway House. days a week from sunrise to sunset during the golf season. Hours to be determined during the off season. Phone 630.653.5800 for details. Learning Center/Driving Range The driving range will open in the spring as weather permits. Call 630.653.5800 for details. The golf course closes for the season on November 20. www.arrowheadgolfclub.org 80 | wheaton park district
  • 109. facilities & parks clocktower commons The Rail Skate Park and Prairie Path Minigolf Course will reopen for the season on Monday, March 26, 2007 (weather permitting)! Spring Hours for Clocktower Commons Prairie Path Minigolf Course This 18-hole prairie themed minigolf course has a center water feature and 10 March 26-June 6, 2007 holes that are ADA accessible. It also has a practice putting green. Monday-Friday 3:30 pm-Dusk Saturday & Sunday 12 pm-Dusk Fees • Admission is free to The Rail skate park. • Admission to the Prairie Path Minigolf: Residents $3 for children 15 & under $4 for adults 16 & over Nonresidents $4 for children 15 & under $5 for adults 16 & over Senior Citizens $3 Clocktower Commons is located at 100 N. Naperville Road in Wheaton (approximately three blocks north of Roosevelt Road). Questions? Call 665.1299. During the offseason, please call 668.3371. The Rail Rotary Centennial Plaza This 12,000-square-foot skate park features beginner and advanced areas for The washrooms and concession stand are located in the all our skate board fans. The park is open only for inline skates and boards. middle of the park between the minigolf course and the Please, no bikes. skate park. Get your clubs and balls for the minigolf here and enjoy some refreshments as well. For more information visit www.wheatonparkdistrict.com or contact Michael Toohey via e-mail at mtoohey@wheatonparks.org. or call 668.3371, ext. 16. www.wheatonparkdistrict.com | 81
  • 110. facilities & parks community center Room Rentals Paid Open Gym & Procedures Clubs, organizations and homeowner groups are ◗ Guidelines encouraged to make full use of the Community – During Monitored Paid Open Gym, a fee is Center at 1777 S. Blanchard Rd. Either nominal charged to both residents and nonresidents. fees or volunteer services as payment is charged Residents without a validated park district for room rental. The theatre/group activity room I.D. pay the nonresident fee. Check with the and eight meeting rooms are available for rental front desk for fees. on an hourly basis. – Each out-of-district participant must be accom- panied by a Wheaton Park District resident. Seminars, inservice training programs, parties – Street shoes are not permitted in the gym. and other social gatherings are always welcome in – This schedule is subject to change without the Community Center. Please call 690.4880 for notice at any time. Hours for… more information about room rental at the Com- – Information Line: For schedule, call ◗ Program Registration munity Center. 260.6430, press *8, then 66. ◗ Community Center Activities ◗ Parks Plus Fitness Center & Track ◗ Yearly Pass ◗ Photo I.D. Registration Wheelchair Access A shower chair is available for use by any person Paid Open Gym Fees: Yearly participation fee with a disability. Please ask the front desk staff will be honored from Jan. 2 to Dec. 31, 2007. Only Weekdays park district residents may purchase a yearly fee about use of the chair. 5 am-10 pm pass with a Wheaton Park District Photo I.D. Adult Individual (19 & over): $20 Saturdays Young Adult (14-18): $15 7 am-7 pm Child (13 & under): $10 Family*: $40 Sunday *A family is parent(s) and any unmarried child 8 am-6 pm 21 and under living at home. Children 22 and over and living at home, and any other relative Holiday Hours or individual in the same household, may not be Thanksgiving included on the family pass. 7 am-1 pm Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve Daily Fees 8 am-1 pm Wheaton Nonres. Christmas Day & New Year’s Day Park District Accompanied Closed Resident with by Wheaton Photo I.D. Resident Using the Community Adult Center Track (19 & over) $2 $5 ◗ Shirts must be worn at all times, and gym shoes Young Adult are required. (14-18) $1 $2 ◗ Open to ages 14 and over. Child ◗ Children 13 and under must be accompanied by (13 & under) 50¢ $1 an adult 19 or over. The Zone has new hours! Friday 4:30-7:30 pm Saturday 2-7 pm Holiday Hours Nov. 20, 21, 22 & 24 2-6 pm Dec. 22, 26-29 & Jan. 2-5 2-6 pm Mar. 26-30 2-6 pm Questions? Call Mike at 668.3371 (x16). 82 | wheaton park district
  • 111. facilities & parks cosley zoo Nestled on five acres in Zoo Programs Opportunities the northwest corner Cosley Zoo offers a wide variety of opportunities Fees of Wheaton, Cosley No admission is charged for individuals and for students preschool and older with a variety resident groups unless they have requested Zoo is picturesque of topics to choose from. Our programs are great a program. There is a donation box and all and wildly interest- for schools, home school groups and many other contributions are greatly appreciated. ing. Exhibiting native organized groups. Can’t make it to the zoo? We Illinois wildlife and can bring the “Zoo to You!” domestic farm animals, Did you know… All profits from the sale of gifts and Christmas the zoo is dedicated to Many Scout programs are also available. Each trees benefit The Cosley Foundation and are the education of its visitors and the conservation class fulfills many of the requirements for badge 50% tax deductible. All fund-raising events of Illinois wildlife. With an established educational completion. The leader must provide the badge. support the development of Cosley Zoo. curriculum, Cosley Zoo invites groups and schools Check out our Web site at www.cosleyzoo.org or to register for educational programs. The zoo is call 665.5534. Cosley Zoo Hours located at 1356 N. Gary Avenue in Cosley Zoo is open year-round. Hours change Wheaton, just south of Jewell Road seasonally. (PH 630.665.5534, FX 630.260.6408, Volunteers Without the help of dedicated, hard-working ◗ Nov. 1-22, Jan.-Mar. www.cosleyzoo.org, e-mail address – Open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. volunteers, Cosley Zoo would not be what it is cosleyzoo@wheatonparks.org. ◗ Nov.24-Dec. 23 & Dec. 26-30 today. Animal care and education volunteer posi- tions are available to individuals who are at least Open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Cosley Zoo is home to more than 40 different ◗ December 24 & 31 18 years old, are willing to learn, and have a desire types of animals and preserves part of Wheaton’s Open from 9 a.m. to Noon to share with others. Anyone interested is asked to history through a train station built in 1887, an call 665.5534. Cosley Zoo is closed Thanksgiving Day, antique railroad caboose, and an 1800s barn. For the comfort and enjoyment of visitors, Cosley Christmas Day and New Years Day. Zoo has a beautiful shaded picnic area, seasonal Special Events & Fund-Raisers concessions, and accessible restrooms for persons The Cosley Foundation, Inc. sponsors several with disabilities. fund-raising events including the 5K/10K Run Cosley Zoo 2007 Calendar for the Animals and Paws for Breakfast the first Saturday in June, the Cosley Classic Golf Outing of Events and Fund-Raisers ◗ The Duck Pond the first Monday in August, Cosley’s Fall Festival The duck pond at Cosley Zoo is a favorite with Nov. 24-Dec. 24 Festival of Lights and during October and the Festival of Lights and visitors. The pond provides a natural environment Tree & Wreath Sale Christmas Tree and Wreath Sales from Thanks- for a variety of waterfowl. Visitors may enjoy a lei- giving Friday through New Year’s Eve. For more surely walk around the beautiful pond, but please June 2 Run for the Animals 5K/10K information about the foundation and its work, do not feed the ducks. (Cream of Wheaton Fest) call 665.5534. ◗ The Vern Kiebler Learning Center Become a Cosley Zoo member! June 16 Wild at the Zoo The Vern Kiebler Learning Center, built in 1987, Support Cosley Zoo and its mission–conserving houses domestic farm animals, and contains the August 6 Cosley Classic Golf Outing wildlife and providing recreation and education veterinary care room, and other animal handling for the public. You’ll also help to build more areas. The funds to finance the center were raised Month of October Fall Festival natural and stimulating environments for our by The Cosley Foundation, Inc. which is currently animals. Members enjoy benefits such as gift seeking donations for three new wildlife exhib- For more information, please go to shop discounts, special member events, and free its–Bobcat, River Otter and walk-through aviary. www.cosleyzoo.org or call 630.665.5534. admission or discounts at more than 160 other Generous tax-deductible contributions continue zoos and aquariums. To find out more, please call to help Cosley Zoo grow and improve. 630.665.5534 or visit www.cosleyzoo.org! What is The Cosley Foundation? ◗ The Wild Side Gift Shop Reservations The Cosley Foundation, Inc. is a & Visitor Information Center Organized groups of 10 or more are required to 501c(3) not-for-profit corporation The gift shop and visitor information center offers make reservations for their visit to Cosley Zoo. that has funded the zoo’s capital visitors easy access to information and convenient development projects and all major check-in for visiting groups. Serving as a fund-rais- renovations over the past 20 years ing venture for The Cosley Foundation, Inc., the Let us walk all over your good name. and indirectly helps to keep Cosley Put your name on a brick paver at Cosley Zoo and a free zoo. gift shop is open all year during regular zoo hours, and offers a wide variety of merchandise. You’re insure your place in history! A 6-inch by 9-inch invited to explore all the latest clothing and a wide engraved brick will be installed at Cosley Zoo for variety of gifts, books and educational toys. All a donation of $75 for individuals and nonprofit purchases are 50% tax deductible. Whether you’re organizations and $125 for businesses. Call The in a shopping mood, have questions about Cosley Cosley Foundation at 630.665.5534 for more Zoo, or just want to visit, you are always welcome. information. www.wheatonparkdistrict.com | 83
  • 112. facilities & parks leisure center Basic Information Save the Dates Thanksgiving Gathering February 17-18, 2007 – Hollywood Daze Gather with your friends at beautiful Windsor Park ◗ We’re located at 208 W. Union Avenue in The Silvertones and Snappy Tappers star in the Manor and join in the celebration of Thanksgiving. Memorial Park third annual Senior Musical. The First Presbyte- Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Our special ◗ We’re open Monday through Friday, afternoon entertainment features The Best of rian Church and Gary Methodist Church sponsor 8:30 am-3 pm Broadway by Jeffrey Deutsch. This talented singer this event. Proceeds benefit the Older Adults ◗ Our newsletter, The Time of Your Life, has performed on the world’s most luxurious comes out four times a year with detailed Program at the Outreach Community Center in Carol Stream. Watch for more information about cruise ships, at Chicago’s Symphony Center, and information on our programs, trips, special this exciting show in the next issue of The Time of has opened for Billy Crystal, The Beach Boys, and events, classes and seminars. Call us at Your Life. the Smothers Brothers. 665.1415 to receive a copy or join our mailing list. A shuttle bus to Windsor Park Manor leaves the ◗ Stop by or call us at 665.1415 for more Programs at a Glance Leisure Center at noon. You are welcome to drive information on our programs and services. Call the Leisure Center at 665.1415 for details on on your own if you prefer. Please let us know if these exciting programs. you’ll need the shuttle bus when you register. These benefits are available… Fitness – Take a class to get stronger, plus This program is open to the first 135 to register. ◗ An RTA I.D. card is available to those 65 and We did sell out last year, so sign up early to avoid over at City Hall. look and feel better! disappointment. ◗ Free Income Tax Assistance in February, March • Fit for Life and April. Call in January to make an appoint- • Tai Chi • Thursday, November 16 ment. • Yoga Doors open at 12:30 pm Cost: $16 (7501-2) These service programs offered through the Games – Rediscover the joy of playing Windsor Park Manor Leisure Center provide vital assistance: games. 124 Windsor Park Drive in Carol Stream ◗ Blood Pressure Screening Newcomers are always welcome! ◗ S.H.I.P. (Senior Health Insurance Program) • Bingo Holiday Gala at Arrowhead ◗ Rules of the Road • Bridge Celebrate the holidays in Arrowhead’s beautiful ◗ Defensive Driving • Bunco new clubhouse! The food is exceptional and • Canasta features a combination plate of filet of sirloin, New Member Coffee • Chess Tuscan chicken (breast of chicken seasoned with • Wednesday, January 31 • Dominoes lemon and rosemary), chicken noodle soup, and 1:30 pm at the Leisure Center • Duplicate Bridge Arrowhead’s famous flourless chocolate cake with Please join us for an informal get together to meet • Mah Jongg raspberry sauce. new members and learn what’s happening at the • Pinochle Leisure Center. If you’re new or have been away After lunch the talented Silvertones Chorus per- for a while and want to get involved, stop by to Sports – These drop-in programs are de- forms a spectacular holiday show. Hear the music, say hello and enjoy coffee and dessert. RSVP to signed to fit your busy lifestyle. feel the excitement, and get into the holiday spirit! 665.1415 by January 29. • Biking Club • Billiards If you have a group of 8 to 10, we will reserve a • Bowling table for you. This party is sponsored by Com- The Joy of Travel • Golf munity Bank. Please register by December Need a vacation? Take a break from your busy • Table Tennis 6. This program is limited to 250 – sign up schedule to join us for a day or extended trip. • Tennis early! Full details on pages 71 and 72! • Volleyball • Walking Club This years raffle features restaurant certificates, a golf package, a beauty package, and lots more! Performing Arts Buy 1 ticket for $1, 6 tickets for $5, or 15 for $10. • Silvertones Chorus – Sing your heart out! It’s easy – you choose the prize you want and Perform for local schools and retirement cen- put a ticket in that bag. Proceeds will benefit the ters. Rehearsals are on Wednesday from 9 to Silvertones Chorus. 11:30 a.m., September-May. • Thursday, December 14, • Snappy Tappers – “Give it the ol’ soft shoe” 11:30 am-2 pm takes on new meaning in this amazing dance Cost: $27 (7501-3) class. Class meets on Saturday at 9 a.m. (begin- Arrowhead Golf Course Clubhouse ners) and 10 a.m. (intermediate). The Leisure Center will be closed November 16 from Noon to 3 pm, November 23-24, December 14, and December 18 through January 1. 84 | wheaton park district
  • 113. lincoln marsh natural area facilities & parks Wheaton Park District maintains this natural area to enhance appre- Have you checked out a… Lincoln Marsh Natural Area ciation and involve- ment in the natural world by people of all ages. Nestled within Wheaton, the park’s 130 acres are highly valued for recreation, education and environmental reasons. The natural area provides visitors with many outdoor activities including hiking Discovery! among the 2 miles of trails, bird-watching, picnics, environmental education, interpretation programs, and a teams and ropes course. Lincoln Marsh pro- vides several valuable benefits to the community – flood control, water qual- Packs ity improvement, wildlife habitat, and recreation and education opportunities for thousands of people annually. Although it’s called Lincoln Marsh, the park features several habitats: wetlands, wet-mesic grasslands, mesic prairies, suc- cessional woodlands, and mature oak-hickory woodlands. These habitats are Have you ever seen a long-legged fish rich in plant and animal life. nabber wade in the shallows of a wetland? Or a soft fluttering nectar sipper elegantly History floating from flower to flower? Grab the Between 1979 and 1992 more than 100 parcels of land were assembled to family and head on over to the Lincoln form the 130-acre core of this park. Land acquisition continues around the Marsh Natural Area for an exciting discovery park’s perimeter to enhance existing open space, reduce potential flood adventure. Our Nature Discovery Backpacks damages, and enhance flood control. Funding for land purchases has been provided by the Wheaton Park District, Forest Preserve District of DuPage are filled with all sorts of self-guided County, DuPage County Department of Transportation, City of Wheaton, activities and discovery tools to help you Illinois Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Department of the Interior, explore the “wild side” of Wheaton. and with assistance from The Conservation Foundation. What can I do at Lincoln Marsh? Explore one or explore them all! • Participate in a nature • Participate in a Teams & Ropes program Backpack Themes discovery program (see page __ for more information) • Backyard Nature • Birds • Bird watch • Take a hike • Habitats • Insects • Have a picnic • Walk your dog • Senses • Trees/Plants • Cross country ski • Winter Wonders How do I find Lincoln Marsh? Where do I get a backpack? The entrance to the Lincoln Marsh is at the corner of Harrison Ave. and Pierce Backpacks are available at The Wheaton Public Library (225 N. Cross Ave., located south of Jewell Rd. and west of Gary Ave. From Jewell Rd., turn south onto Electric Ave. where the Prairie Path crosses Jewell Rd. Proceed St., 630.668.1374). You must have a valid Wheaton Library card to south on Electric Ave. and follow the curve right onto Pierce. Pierce deadends check out a backpack. at Harrison Ave. where you’ll see the Lincoln Marsh signs. Turn left into the gravel parking lot. If you are coming from County Farm Rd., turn east onto The Nature Discovery Backpack Pro- Harrison Ave. and follow it all the way to the Lincoln Marsh signs. gram is a cooperative effort between the Wheaton Park District and the Wheaton Trail Maps Public Library. The backpack activities and discovery guides were developed Trail maps are available near the trail heads at Lincoln Marsh or online at by the park district’s interpretive staff. www.wheatonparkdistrict.com. Wheaton Public Library staff researched book selections and maintain this unique collection. School & Scout Program Opportunities The Lincoln Marsh offers a wide variety of program opportunities for students This program was made possible by a generous preschool age through fifth grade. Programs are available on-site or through donation from the Alcoa Foundation to the Partners our Nature in Your Classroom program. Many Cub and Girl Scout badge for Lincoln Marsh, an affiliate of the Cosley Founda- programs are also available and fulfill many of the requirements for badge tion. Thanks to their monetary contribution, thou- completion. Leaders must provide the badge. All Lincoln Marsh programs are sands of Wheaton residents will be able to discover the wonders of nature for years to come. held outdoors and may be dependent on the weather.For more information contact Terra Johnson, Interpretive Naturalist, at 871.2810. Questions or more information? Call 630.871.2810. www.wheatonparkdistrict.com | 85
  • 114. facilities & parks park amenities...a sampling The Wheaton Park District consists of 829 acres of Community Park Northside Park parks, pools and open space for recreation use. All • Public Washrooms (Accessible) • Building/Facilities (Partially Accessible) of these properties are cared for and maintained • Drinking Fountain (Accessible) • Public Washrooms (Accessible) by the parks planning department. The park • Picnic Shelter (Accessible) • Drinking Fountain (Accessible) amenities shown on this page do not include • Pond/Wetlands/Natural Area • Picnic Shelter (Accessible) • Two Basketball Courts • Permit Picnicking every park. For a complete listing of our parks, • Two Ballfields • Pond/Wetlands/Natural Area please visit www.wheatonparkdistrict.com. • Two Tennis Courts • Four Baskeball Courts • Two Soccer Fields • Three Ballfields Atten Park • Open Play/Grass Field • Six Lighted Tennis Courts • Public Washrooms (Accessible) • Tot Lot (5 & under) (Accessible) • Two Soccer Fields • Drinking Fountain (Accessible) • Playground (6-12) (Accessible) • Open Play/Grass Field • Picnic Shelter (Accessible) • Parking (Accessible) • Tot Lot (5 & under) (Accessible) • Permit Picnicking • Playground (6-12) (Partially Accessible) • Four Basektball Courts Graf Park/Monroe School • Ice Rink/Skating • Six Ballfields • Public Washrooms (Accessible) • Parking (Accessible) • Four Lighted Ballfields • Drinking Fountain (Accessible) • Maintenance Headquarters • Four Tennis Courts • Picnic Shelter (Accessible) • Girl Scout Cabin • One Soccer Field • Two Ballfields • Boy Scout Cabin (Nonaccessible) • Open Play/Grass Field • One Lighted Ballfields • Vita Course • Tot Lot (5 & under) (Accessible) • Two Tennis Courts • Sled Hill • Playground (6-12) (Accessible) • Three Soccer Fields • Warming House • Parking • Tot Lot (5 & under) • Outdoor Pool • Community Gardens • Playground (6-12) • Fishing • Two Batting Cages • Parking (Accessible) • Two Football Fields Presidents Park Briar Patch • Soccer Practice • Pond/Wetlands/Natural Area • Public Washrooms (Accessible) • Gravel Paths and Track • One Basketball Court • Drinking Fountain • Two Ballfields • Picnic Shelter (Accessible) Hoffman Park • Open Play/Grass Field • Permit Picnicking • Drinking Fountain (Accessible) • Tot Lot (5 & under) (Accessible) • Pond/Wetlands/Natural Area • Pond/Wetlands/Natural Area • Playground (Accessible) • Six Ballfields • One Ballfield • In-Line Hockey/Skating Court • Two Tennis Courts • One Soccer Field • Three Soccer Fields • Open Play/Grass Field Rathje Park • Open Play/Grass Field • Tot Lot (5 & under) • Building/Facilities • Tot Lot (5 & Under) • Playground (6-12) • Pond/Wetlands/Natural Area • Playground (6-12) • Parking (Accessible) • Open Play/Grass Field • Tot Lot (5 & under) (Accessible) Briarknoll Park Kelly Park • Ice Rink/Skating • Drinking Fountain (Accessible) • Public Washrooms (Accessible) • Parking (Accessible) • One Soccer Field • Drinking Fountain (Accessible) • Fishing • Open Play/Grass Field • Picnic Shelter • Tot Lot (5 & Under) (Accessible) • Pond/Wetlands/Natural Area Seven Gables • Playground (6-12) (Accessible) • One Basketball Court • Public Washrooms (Accessible) • Three Ballfields • Drinking Fountain (Accessible) Central Park • Two Tennis Courts • Picnic Shelter (Accessible) • Building/Facilities (Accessible) • Two Soccer Fields • Permit Picnicking • Public Washrooms (Accessible) • Open Play/Grass Field • Pond/Wetlands/Natural Area • Drinking Fountain • Tot Lot (5 & under) • One Basketball Court • Four Lighted Tennis Courts • Playground (6-12) • Two Ballfields • Open Play/Grass Field • Ice Rink/Skating • Three Tennis Courts • Tot Lot (5 & under) (Accessible) • Nine Soccer Fields • Playground (6-12) (Accessible) Memorial Park • Open Play/Grass Field • Parking (Accessible) • Building/Facilities (Partially Accessible) • Tot Lot (5 & under) (Accessible) • Public Washroms (Accessible) • Playground (6-12) (Accessible) • Drinking Fountain (Accessible) • Ice Rink/Skating C.L. Herrick Park • One Tennis Court • Parking (Accessible) • Pond/Wetlands/Natural Area • Parking (Accessible) • Vita Course • Open Play/Grass field • Senior Center • 20-acre Passive Area • Tot Lot (5 & under) (Accessible) • Bandshell • Playground (6-12) (Accessible) • Gazebo Toohey Park • Ice Rink/Skating • Concession Shelter • Building Facilities(Accessible) • Fishing • Ponds/Wetlands/Natural Area (Accessible) • Tot Lot (5 & under) (Accessible) • Safety City 86 | wheaton park district
  • 115. parks & neighborhoods map facilities & parks Parks (Park District Property) 43 48 Geneva Rd. Westhaven Park 1 Wexford Park 2 Arboretum Mews 3 Gary Ave. Sum m i Pr 40 14 Arrowhead Park 4 air President St. ie Atten Park 5 Pa 17 th Briar Patch Park 6 t Main St. 16 Rd . Ridge Park 7 Jew ell 13 26 Chatham Park 8 Brighton Park 9 Harrison Ave. Dorset Park 10 Harrison Ave. Parks & Planning Service Ctr. 11 22 18 39 Central Park 12 Cosley Zoo 13 West St. Co u n 25 .R. 15 ific R 38 Coventry Park 14 47 n io n Pac Graf Park / Monroe School 15 11 U ty Fa 52 Hawthorne Junction 16 rm Rd Naperville Rd. 50 C.L. Herrick Park 17 51 28 Hoffman Park 18 41 Roosevelt Rd. 12 Roosevelt Rd. Hurley Gardens 19 . Kelly Park / Edison School 20 President St. Main St. 36 Briar Knoll Park 21 19 1 37 20 Lincoln Marsh Natural Area 22 27 Lincoln School / Park 23 Shaffner Rd. 24 23 Madison School / Park 24 2 Bri Memorial Park 25 . Blv arcliff Lorraine Ave. Rd ro o k R d. nv ille d. Northside Park 26 Weisb rre 21 Presidents Park 27 Wa . Rd 22nd St. Rathje Park 28 Orchard Rd. ard Hull Park 29 ch 6 Appleby Park 30 4 n Bla 5 42 Albright Park 31 Not in 35 Danada Dr . Scotts Cove Park 32 9 46 Park District 49 Blacksmith Park 33 Brighton Dr 8 . Clydesdale Park 34 Seven Gables Park 35 Prairie Path Park 36 10 7 34 Sunnyside Park 37 Butterfield Rd. 45 Triangle Park 38 44 29 33 W.W. Stevens Park 39 32 Willow Pt. Conservation Area / Rd . 30 31 Herrick Woods Extension 40 ille Roosevelt & Hazelton 41 erv 3 Orchard Park 42 Nap Community Park 43 Arrowhead Golf Club 44 Scottdale Park 45 Community Center/ Rice Pool 46 Jefferson School Site 47 American Legion 48 Toohey Park 49 = Park District Boundaries = Park District Property Hillside Park 50 Firefighters’ Park 51 Clocktower Commons 52 www.wheatonparkdistrict.com | 87
  • 116. wdsra western dupage special recreation association The Western DuPage Special Accommodation Recreation Association (WDSRA) is a coop- for Persons erative extension with of the Disabilities Wheaton Park Persons with District, as disabilities well as eight are encour- other area aged to con- park districts. tact the park We offer more district at than 1,000 pro- (630) 665-4710 grams, trips and about special special events to more accommodations than 8,000 individuals with needed for the enjoy- special needs each year. Programs ment of park district programs. range from drama to dance and include a variety Those who use the Telecommunications of Special Olympics sports and adapted sports Device for the Deaf (TDD) may reach the park as well as programs for individuals with physical district by calling (800) 526-0844. challenges. In addition to our own programs, we also offer support to anyone with special needs enrolled in a Wheaton Park District program. Inclusion Policy You’re Invited… The Wheaton Park District and WDSRA believe each participant should be provided with leisure Over the years, many Wheaton residents have services to allow for his/her highest level of perfor- Mark your calendar now! WDSRA Foundation’s volunteered or worked part-time with WDSRA. If mance. Inclusion Services are designed to facili- 13th Annual Charity Auction will be held Friday, you would like to share your time and enthusiasm tate and ensure opportunities are available in the March 9, 2007. Join us for an evening of fun with us, please contact Wendy Craven, WDSRA’s least restrictive environment and to make certain Manager of Support Services, at (630) 681-0962 or with a French flair! The evening includes din- residents are given the opportunity to choose the ner, a raffle, and both live and silent auctions. e-mail wendyc@wdsra.com. services they desire. WDSRA’s goal is to provide a continuum of services to build toward an individ- Our auctions are the highlight of the evening The WDSRA Foundation is the association’s fund- ual’s independence in their local park district and with an abundance of items. For more informa- raising arm and welcomes donations from recreation department. WDSRA complements the tion or to sponsor a table call 630.681.0962. individuals, companies and service clubs. These park district sponsored program by supplying a donations help offset the cost of programs. For variety of services to make the experience success- Everyone is welcome! more information on the foundation, please call ful. WDSRA may provide a support staff for the 630.681.0962 or visit www.wdsra.com. entire program or until the participant is comfort- able with the activity. Inservices, staff training, and resource networking are also available. If Wheaton Park District and the ADA you are interested in participat- Sign Language Classes The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) took ef- ing in a park district program WDSRA also offers sign fect in January 1990 and the Wheaton Park District and would like WDSRA’s language classes for complies with the legislation’s purpose which assistance, please contact community mem- prohibits discrimination on the basis of a disability. our office in advance bers. To register for The Wheaton Park District will make reasonable of the Wheaton Park these programs, accommodations in recreation programs to enable District’s registration contact WDSRA at participation by an individual with a disability that deadline. There 630.681.0962 or visit meets essential eligibility requirements for that is no additional www.wdsra.com. leisure program and facilities. The ADA requires charge for WDSRA’s that recreation programs offered by the park support. district be available in the most integrated setting appropriate for each individual. If you have ques- For more specific tions about Wheaton’s commitment regarding the information about WDSRA ADA policy or you believe you have been unfairly programs, consult a copy of discriminated against by the park district, please WDSRA’s program guide, available call the park district at (630) 665-4710. at the park district and local libraries or call WDSRA at 681.0962 to be included on the mailing list. 88 | wheaton park district
  • 117. center for history a f a c i l i t y of w h e a t o n h i s t o r i c p r e s e r v a t i o n c o u n c i l Hours for 315 West Front Street the courage demonstrated by so many and the This award-winning program is presented on silence that followed in the homes and communi- selected dates February through April. Please call (2nd Floor) ties trying to come to grips with these events. This for the program schedule. Mon., Wed., Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. memorable exhibit tells the story of the fateful day • Program fee: $5 per person, Center for History Thurs. & Fri. 12 -8 p.m. that took 844 lives. members free Sun. 1-5 p.m. Reservations requested. Admission for all three exhibits: Hall of Fame Center for History members free 315 West Front Street – 2nd Floor Looking for a Unique Party Setting? Wheaton has an amazing history of famous people The Center for History is now opening its doors $7.50 for 9 years old and over including national baseball and football stars, to individuals and corporations as a unique site actors, writers, scientists and even Kentucky Derby for meetings, receptions and parties. The intimate Group tours and programs are available with winner Lucky Debonair. This gallery showcases setting of an 1887 Queen Anne or the vintage club reservations. Visit www.wheatonhistory.com or Wheaton’s famous individuals along with some house atmosphere in the Golf Gallery creates a email info@wheatonhistory.com. Now accepting unique personal memorabilia. Names like Belushi, special setting for the perfect affair. Both the 606 Visa and MasterCard. Grange, Woodward, Bollweg, Pfund, Graham, N. Main and 315 W. Front Street locations gives Landon, Long, Hubble, Reber, Juriga, O’Grady, your next gathering the distinction it deserves. Fairways, Greens & Clubs and Sutorius are part of this distinguished list of Caterers are welcome, prices and details available. 315 West Front Street – 2nd Floor Who’s Who from Wheaton. An Incredible Collection of Golf History Parties for Happy Birthdays The diverse evolution of golf and its relation- ship to society is shown in this unique exhibit, Tee Up for Tea Hey, mom…Party planning couldn’t get any 315 West Front Street – 2nd Floor easier. The Center for History will plan your next Fairways, Greens & Clubs. Staged in a replica of birthday party, put it on and clean up when it is the interior of a traditional golf clubhouse, the You’ll be sipping pretty when you join the Center for tea on Sunday, January 14 when the Center over. All you do is supply the birthday cake. Parties mystique of vintage golf comes alive through dis- are planned for children ages five and over, last plays showing the progression of golf equipment, puts a new spin on an old favorite. This year’s Victorian-style tea, called Tee Up for Tea, is the 1-1/2 hours and every child goes home with a craft course designs by Wheatonites H. J. Tweedie, they made. Theme invitations and thank you notes Charles B. Macdonald, James, Robert and David same well-loved tradition of afternoon tea hosted by the Center, but it will be held at the splendid are included. Foulis, and maintenance, along with intriguing stories of men and women closely related to the new facility at 315 W. Front Street. You’ll enjoy savories, sweets and a specially-blended tea in Choose from a variety of fantastic parties: sport. Trophies won by champions, portraits of All Aboard golf legends, golf clubs designed by the Foulis the warm atmosphere of a vintage country club surrounded by the new Fairways, Greens & Clubs Dance Dance brothers, Jess Sweetser’s 1928 Walker Cup watch Dinosaur fob, and an autograph of Bobby Jones thrills all golf exhibit. Mad Hatter golf enthusiasts. An array of hickory shaft clubs, Native American feather and gutta percha balls, along with historic Reservations are required for this lovely after- noon of Victorian splendor. Please call for seating Outer Space memorabilia from major events fascinates even Sparkles the nongolfer. Yet it’s just a sampling of the rare times. $20 per person and seating is limited. For further information or to register, please call Teddy Bears and Dolls golf treasurers from across the country that are on Victorian Tea display at the center’s newest gallery. 630.682.9472, email info@wheatonhistory.com, or visit our Web site at www.wheatonhistory.com. For details on each party theme and reservations Disaster, Courage & Silence call 630.682.9472. 315 West Front Street – 2nd Floor Interpretive Exhibit Tours The SS Eastland capsized in the Chicago River No Rights! The Injustices of Slavery 606 North Main Street Caring for Keepsakes on July 24, 1915. Although it was a Have your love letters turned yellow? Are family historic day in Chicagoland history, Imagine never having the right to learn to read or be legally photos fading away? Protect your family heir- it wasn’t even mentioned in a looms, photographs and documents from the rav- recent Associated Press list of married. Inhuman laws bound enslaved people in America ages of time by learning to care for and preserve noteworthy maritime disas- cherished memorabilia from our professional ters. The Center for History for more than two centuries. This powerful program curator. is dedicated to giving the • Please call for dates and times. Eastland disaster its rightful told through true escape stores and role-playing Limit 10 place in history beginning Registration required with the only permanent brings to life the injustices of the enslaved along with the Fee: $5, Center for History members free gallery dedicated to the people Archival supplies (boxes, sleeves, folders, albums, and the event. The Eastland sacrifices made by those willing to help the enslaved escape. Au- acid-free paper and gloves) are available for Gallery continually displays artifacts purchase. and features stories about individuals, thentic slave documents and artifacts Western Electric, maritime history and media are on display. coverage. The current exhibit Disaster, Courage & Silence focuses on the magnitude of the disaster, www.wheatonparkdistrict.com | 89
  • 118. parties & celebrations at the wheaton park district Clocktower Commons Birthday Parties 630.665.1299 For a party that offers loads of fun without all the hassles, host your next party at The Rail Skate Park and Prairie Path Mini Golf Course! Group and semiprivate party options available. “Icing on the Cake” Birthday Parties 630.690.4880 Why not have your cake and eat it too? Children can design and decorate their very own mini-cakes. Each child chooses his/her individual cake as well as frost- ing colors. Pottery Birthday Parties 630.668.3371 Create your very own work of art! Reserve the Community Center’s pottery studio for your next party. Participants chose a project for instruction, clay and materials are provided. Bring in your store-bought food, beverages, party favors and gifts for after the project. “Wild” at the Zoo Birthday Parties & Events 630.665.5534 Have the purrfect party for your animal lover at the Cosley Zoo! Choose your theme as well as the type of party you would like to have, make the reservation, and we’ll handle the rest. Gymkids Birthday Parties 630.690.4880 Jump, dive and tumble into your child’s next birthday at our Community Center Gymnastics Studio! Activities are chosen and led by our Gymkids Instructor, Janet Krieger. Safety City Birthday Parties 630.690.4880 or 630.871.2835 Safety’s the key at our indoor or outdoor Safety City party! Games and safe cycling are just part of the fun at this safety themed party. 90 | wheaton park district
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  • 120. general information Home School Programs Accommodation for Persons with Gift Certificates The Wheaton Park District offers a variety of pro- Disabilities You may “purchase” any of more than 100 grams for home school students both for groups Persons with disabilities are encouraged to contact recreation programs, or buy a certificate for any and individuals. Offered at Lincoln Marsh, Cosley the park district at 690.4880 regarding special amount of $5 or more. Gift certificates may be Zoo and Parks Plus Fitness Center, these programs accommodation needed for enjoyment of park purchased at Wheaton Park District Administration help students learn about nature, zoo life and district programs. Those who use the Telecom- Office, at the Community Center and at Arrow- fitness through hands-on educational and fun munications Device for the Deaf (TDD) may reach head Golf Club. Refunds and exchanges are activities. Call today, and let us put together and the park district through the Illinois Relay Center not given on gift certificates. For details, call schedule a midday program for your home school seven days a week at 1.800.526.0844. 690.4880. group. We look forward to working with you! Americans with Disabilities Act Warning of Risk Scout Badge Programs (A.D.A.) Recreational activities/programs are intended to The Wheaton Park District offers programs for challenge and engage the physical, mental and most levels of Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts. Many of The Wheaton Park District complies with the emotional resources of each participant. Despite our programs correlate to certain badge require- Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) prohibit- careful and proper preparation, instruction, medi- ments set forth by the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. ing discrimination on the basis of disability. A.D.A. cal advice, conditioning and equipment, there is and Boy Scouts of America. Offered at Lincoln requires that recreation programs offered be avail- still a risk of serious injury when participating in able in the most integrated setting appropriate for Marsh, Cosley Zoo, Parks Plus Fitness Center, any recreational activity/program. Understand- each individual. Questions? Call 665.4710. Northside Park, and Rice Pool and Water Park, ably, not all hazards and dangers can be foreseen. these fee-based programs help scouts learn about Depending on the particular activity, participants nature, zoo life and fitness through hands-on, Fee Assistance and Scholarships must understand that certain risks, dangers and educational activities. If you would like more To make our aquatic facilities and recreation injuries due to inclement weather, slipping, falling, information on scout badge programs, please call programs available to all Wheaton Park District poor skill level or conditioning, carelessness, the facility from which you are interested in receiv- residents regardless of economic situation, we horseplay, unsportsmanlike conduct, premises ing information. provide a reduced fee program and a scholarship defects, inadequate or defective equipment, program for qualified residents. Pool passes are inadequate supervision, instruction or officiating, Pesticides Reduction: To Play only available on a reduced fee basis. Parks Plus and all other circumstances inherent to indoor Fitness Center and Arrowhead Golf Club green and outdoor recreational activities/programs do or Not to Play fees and pro shop purchases are excluded from exist. In this regard, it must be recognized that it The Wheaton Park District works hard to provide scholarship assistance. A confidential application the highest quality turf areas for its soccer, football is impossible for the district to guarantee absolute form is available at the Community Center, 1777 S. safety. and baseball programs. Traditionally, substantial Blanchard Rd., or at the Administration Office, 600 amounts of chemical fertilizers and pesticides S. Main Street. For specific information, please call For Your Safety have been used to promote healthy turf. The park the park district at 690.4880. Participants registering for activities of a strenu- district has reduced its use of pesticides for the ous nature are encouraged to seek a physician’s benefit of the public and the environment. Turf A referral for additional scholarship assistance is approval. takes a beating when it’s used–this is normal and now available to qualified resident children under accepted. However, when fields are used during the age of 18 through Milton Township Youth or right after periods of rain, serious damage Committee's Family Youth Scholarship Fund. This usually occurs. Plants are uprooted, holes and program can assist in funding a child's related divits are formed, the soil becomes compacted, goods and services beyond what the Wheaton and large areas of mud are left behind. The turf Park District already has provided. Contact the will not recover by itself. Labor and chemicals are Milton Township Youth Committee at needed to restore the field, or the field may need 630.690.9036 for further details. to be closed for up to one year before it is usable. The park district asks coaches and parents to please reschedule or cancel games and practices if the turf is too wet. If you have questions, please contact the Parks and Planning Department at 871.2857. 92 | wheaton park district
  • 121. general information Ice Fishing at Elliot Lake Controlling Canada Geese Winter Skating Ice fishing is permitted at Elliot Lake this winter. in our Parks The following locations are available for ice skating The park district determines when the ice is suit- The Wheaton Park District makes an effort each this winter: able for access by fishermen. Signs and a flag indi- spring to reduce the number of geese infesting ◗ Northside Park (north end of West St.) cating whether ice conditions will support fishing our parks and detention ponds, but our efforts are ◗ Rathje Park (at Roosevelt and Delles Rds.) will be posted. A red flag showing means the constrained by state and federal laws which pro- ◗ C.L. Herrick Park (at Herrick & Armbrust lake is closed. A green flag showing means tect all species of waterfowl. Our federal Egg and Streets) the lake is open. Nest Depredation Permit and our state Nuisance ◗ Seven Gables (on Winners Cup Circle) Wildlife Control permit allow us to affect a maxi- ◗ Our largest skating area is at Northside Park, the This lake is not open to ice skating due to mum of 50 goose nests. Each nest usually contains only area with a warming house and a conces- the hazard of ice fishing holes. All persons between six and 12 eggs. Over the past seven sion stand. Shelter House hours are Mon- engaging in fishing activities must comply with years, more than 1,300 eggs have been affected day through Friday from 4 to 6:30 p.m., state fishing regulations. Elliot Lake is up to 12 through our management efforts. Many other land and weekends from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. feet deep in some places. The banks of this lake managers throughout our region are also involved Shelter House and concessions close early are steep and can be slippery. All children must be with egg and nest depredation, and significant if there are not enough skaters to warrant accompanied by an adult. No person of any age changes in landscape design are also being made. its operation. Snowboarding is allowed on should go ice fishing alone. This regional approach to population control the hill at Northside Park, but sledding is a good start for dealing with problem goose receives first priority. Mogul building on Ice conditions may be checked by calling populations, but the park district feels that a state the sled hill is prohibited. The shelter house 630.665.4710. coordinated program to harvest geese would be is closed Christmas Eve (Dec. 24), Christmas an appropriate supplement to the egg and nest Day (Dec. 25) and New Year’s Day (Jan. 1). Athletic Field Use Guidelines depredation practices. We encourage residents to contact county and state legislators and the Illinois Shelter House Hotline • 260.6430 We are all committed to provide high quality, safe To get an update on the sledding and skating con- playing surfaces for our multi-use athletic facilities, Department of Natural Resources to advocate some type of harvest program. If you wish to go ditions at Northside Park, call the Shelter House but we need the help and consideration of all Hotline. Information is updated daily. user groups in protecting the turf from exces- on record with your concerns about the increasing sive damage due to game and practice activities. goose population in public places, please send us your thoughts. The park district is developing a ◗ Those seeking a more “natural” skating experi- The turf grass is the safety surface for the athletic ence may wish to try Lincoln Marsh. However, fields. If any of the following conditions occur, file of citizen concerns on this issue. that area is unmaintained. scheduled games and practices must be canceled ◗ Hockey playing on all ice rinks is restricted to or postponed. Residents must not feed geese or any other wildlife in parks and natural areas. Feeding wildlife the times listed in order to insure the safety creates nuisance situations which can lead to dan- of skaters. Hockey may not be played at 1. Standing water on the field of play. Northside Park in the area in front of the 2. Soil saturation: gerous conditions for both humans and wildlife. For more information about our wildlife manage- warming house. • Walking on turf causes water to surface ◗ Ice skating conditions • Walking on turf on heels causes indenta- ment practices, contact the Parks and Planning Department at 871.2857. are subject to weather tions and snowfall. If the • One inch or more of rain 48 hours prior to park district feels scheduled game or practice accompanied Garden Plots Reservations for Family Garden Plots will be ac- that conditions by steady rain on game or practice day. are unsafe for • Steady downpour of rain on game or prac- cepted for new gardeners beginning Jan. 9 at the Wheaton Park District administration office, 600 skating, certain tice day which could cause damage to turf rinks may re- or injury to participants. S. Main Street. Plots will again be located at Atten Park. One garden plot, 20 feet by 30 feet, will main closed. 3. Extreme drought conditions where 50% of the ◗ In cases of heavy playing surface has turned dormant. be permitted per resident family for $20 and per nonresident family for $30. Plots snowfall, all rinks 4. Audible thunder or visible lightning. may not be cleared 5. Visibility (darkness) were plowed to a depth of eight inches in the fall, and will be disced again in the spring when the for use. Please call ground is dry. Call the park district at 665.4710 665.4710 for 24-hour All coaches, referees, and umpires are responsible information service about for insuring the safety of field playing condi- for details. skating conditions. tions at all times during scheduled play. Safety implies protection of the resource as well as the participants. www.wheatonparkdistrict.com | 93
  • 122. general information Resident Phot I.D. Information How to Renew Photo I.D.s for Satisfaction Guarantee / Refund Yourself and Members of Your Family We constantly strive to provide you with high You Can Save! quality recreation activities, events and programs. The Wheaton Park District provides programs and When renewing your card and/or the cards for your family members, please follow these instruc- We are so confident you will be pleased with our services for residents of the Wheaton Park District efforts that we insure our promise – we guaran- at lower rates than those charged to nonresi- tions. Bring a: • Valid driver’s license tee your satisfaction with our recreation classes, dents. Proof of residency within the Wheaton programs and services. If you are not completely Park District is necessary in order to use facilities • Current utility bill. • Tax bill satisfied, please tell us, and we will arrange one of at resident rates. A Wheaton Park District the following: validated Resident Photo I.D. is necessary to • All existing Photo I.D. cards for the family* will receive resident rates at: be validated for the 2007 year. Photo I.D. cards do not have to be brought in, as the bar code ◗ You may transfer to another program if space is • Northside Pool available. • Rice Pool & Water Park on the Photo I.D. card is updated without the card being present. It is not necessary for each family ◗ Full refunds will be provided if requested • Arrowhead Golf Club (to receive resident green fees) prior to the second class meeting. • Prairie Path Minigolf member to revalidate his or her card individually. ◗ If you request a refund from the wait list, you • Open Gym Program will not maintain your space on the wait list. • Winter Track Usage (Dec.-Apr.) • You pay nothing. Revalidation is free. ◗ Full refunds for youth leagues such as baseball, If you are under 22 on July 1, you are eligible for soccer, tennis, swim team, basketball, football, youth rates for the calendar year. • Lost and damaged cards may be replaced for $5 each. etc. will be provided if requested prior to the second meet or game of league play or competi- How to Apply for a Wheaton Park *Please note: A family is parent(s) and unmarried tion. District Resident Photo I.D. children 21 and under living at home. Children ◗ Full refunds for one-day or two-day programs When applying for your Photo I.D. card we will 22 and over living at home, and any other relative will be provided if requested prior to three busi- accept one of the following: or individual in the same household, may not be ness days before the program meets. • Valid driver’s license included on the family pass. They are considered ◗ Full refunds for summer camps and aquat- • Utility bill individual residents. ic programs will be provided if requested • Tax bill on or before the Wednesday before the • For each applicant ages 3 through 21: first day of camp or aquatic lessons. How to Use the Wheaton Park District ◗ Upon proof, a prorated refund will be provided –A current photo I.D. (driver’s license, school I.D.) –A birth certificate Resident Photo I.D. for medical reasons or if the participant is mov- –A passport 1. The card is permanent, nontransferable, ing out of town. –A Social Security card and should be retained from year to year. ◗ Our guarantee is based on fulfilling our promise • Each family member must be present for a 2. I.D. cards and season pool passes may only be to you. If you are not satisfied, we would ap- digital photo. registered for in person at the Community preciate your comments, ideas, or suggestions Center. for improvement. 3. There are no refunds for I.D. cards or season pool passes. You may apply for a refund at the Community 4. A lost or misplaced Photo I.D. Card costs Center, 1777 S. Blanchard, at the Administration Renew for $5 to replace, whatever the reason for the loss. Office, 600 S. Main St. or by calling 690.4880. Your receipt or cancelled check, or proof of identi- 2007 beginning 5. Revalidation each year is free. 6. Children three years old or older by July 1 must fication, may be required. Refund checks will be mailed within a reasonable period of time. (Cer- have a Photo I.D. to use pool facilities or the tain programs, services and facilities are currently December 1 golf course at resident rates. 7. Photo I.D.s and pool passes may be obtained excluded from the Satisfaction Guaranteed policy: golf course greens fees; pro shop purchases; adult only at the Wheaton Park District Community sports leagues; Wheaton Travel soccer programs; Center, 1777 S. Blanchard. Hours are 5 a.m. food or meals; banquet or catering services; daily Attention golfers… (starting Sept. 5, 2006) to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; and 8 facility admissions; pool passes; Parks Plus Fitness memberships; Wide Horizons program; tickets to Please renew your I.D. a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. entertainment; special events and trips; program supplies or materials purchased; garden plots; gift information before golf Proof of park district residency is required certificates; and contractual programs or obliga- whether you are applying for a new Photo I.D. or tions.) season begins revalidating your current Photo I.D. We appreciate your cooperation. For more information, you may call the Wheaton Park District Community Center at 690.4880. 94 | wheaton park district
  • 123. information & instructions registration Processing Information 1. Using the forms provided for in this brochure, 1. Resident registration begins as soon as the accurately and completely fill out the brochure has been mailed. information –missing or incomplete 2. All program registrations for residents received information will delay your registration. by the early registration deadline of 6 p.m., 2. Please include your first choice and one November 28 are entered into a computerized alternate program. random lottery on December 1. All resident 3. You may use the same registration form for registrations received after the 6 p.m., multiple programs for different family mem- November 28 deadline are processed in the bers. order in which they are received after the 4. If your first choice and alternate choice are lottery has been conducted. full, you will automatically be placed on the 3. All resident and non-resident registrations are waiting list for your first choice. 14. For insurance purposes, participation in processed equally on a first come/first served 5. REGISTRATION FOR ALL YOUTH ATHLETIC Wheaton Park District Program programs basis beginning December 19. LEAGUE PROGRAMS REQUIRE THE requires a signed waiver. Please sign the 4. Once a program has filled, either during early SUBMISSION OF SEPARATE YOUTH ATH- waiver section on the registration form and registration or open enrollment, you will be LETIC PROGRAM INFORMATION FORMS FOR when applicable on the youth athletic placed on a wait list for the program. However, EACH PARTICIPANT FOR EACH program forms. full-program payment is required to maintain SEPARATE SPORT AND ARE AVAILABLE IN 16. On occasion, park district staff may pho- your spot. THIS PROGRAM GUIDE. tograph or videotape participants in park 5. Notification of your enrollment status will be 6. Enclose a check (payable to the Wheaton district programs, classes, or at park events or mailed to you. Park District), money order or Visa/ facilities. These photos are for park district 6. Registration fees will not be prorated. Mastercard information for the full payment use only, and may be used in publications, of all programs. brochures, pamphlets flyers or videos. 7. If the fee for an alternate class you have listed 17. Park district programs will not meet on days How to Register is higher than the original class, pay the higher when District #200 classes are cancelled due fee and the difference will be refunded, if to inclement weather. Online… appropriate, at the completion of registration. 18. Participants registering for activities of a www.wheatonparkdistrict.com or 8. A $25 service fee is charged for each returned strenuous nature are encouraged to seek a Register at our new self-serve kiosk in the check. Payment is required within ten (10) physician’s approval. Community Center lobby! days of notification. Otherwise, the participant Must be paid for by VISA or MasterCard. is removed from the class roster. 9. Please do not send cash. The Wheaton Park Important Dates Fax… District is not responsible for lost or late mail. Tuesday, November 28 • 6 p.m. 630.665.7912 10. Postcards will be mailed AFTER the lottery Early Registration deadline for Residents Your online signature will be considered as an date indicating that you have been enrolled or original signature. placed on a waiting list for your first Friday, December 1 Must be paid for by VISA or MasterCard. program choice. If you have not received your Computerized Random Lottery confirmation card before the first day of your By Mail… program(s), please call to confirm registration. Tuesday, December 19 Registration Wheaton Park District Postcards will be mailed indicating that either Nonresident Registration begins 1777 S. Blanchard Road 1) you have been enrolled in the class or Wheaton, Illinois 60187 2) you have been put on a wait list for the program which was your first choice. Postcards may also contain other important Important Definitions In Person or Drop Off*… information – please read carefully! Resident Rates Wheaton Community Center 11. If space does not open up in the program, Rates paid by anyone who resides in and/or who 1777 S. Blanchard Road your payment is automatically refunded. pays taxes to the Wheaton Park District Monday-Friday • 5 a.m.-10 p.m. 12. We will make every attempt to satisfy your Saturday • 7 a.m.-7 p.m. program requests, but we cannot guarantee Non-Resident Rates Sunday • 8 a.m.-6 p.m. enrollment or placement in a program with Rates paid by anyone who does not pay taxes to or other participants even if they are submitted the Wheaton Park District Administration Office at the same time due to the computerized 600 S. Main Street lottery process. School District Resident Rates Monday-Friday • 8:30 am-4:30 pm 13. The Park District reserves the right to cancel Rates paid by anyone who is a resident of School *After hours drop off boxes are located outside programs due to insufficient registration. District #200 for only those programs conduct- these two facilities. Registrations are picked up Because of early publication dates, the ed in school buildings or on school grounds each weekday morning. Wheaton Park District reserves the right to make changes to the programs listed in the Phone Registrations are not publications. accepted. www.wheatonparkdistrict.com | 95
  • 124. don’t forget… Park district Photo I.D. cards expire January 1, 2007 Renew your card beginning Dec. 1 at the Community Center our Life…Register O plify Y nli m ne Si ! obb y! NE te rl W! en Reg i ty C iste r using om mun our new kiosk station in the C 96 | wheaton park district
  • 125. Please check the appropriate box: ❒ Park District Resident ❒ Nonresident Recreation Program Registration Form Please print clearly. ❒ Nonresident/District 200 Family Last Name _______________________________________ Parent’s First Name _____________________________________ New address? ❒ Street Address ___________________________________________________ Apt. _________ E-mail ___________________________________________________ City ________________________ Zip _________________ Home Phone ______________________ Work Phone (❒ Mr. ❒ Mrs. ❒ Ms.) _______________________ Program Code Program Name Fee Prog. Date Participant’s First & Last Names Sex Age Birthdate Office Use 1 1st $ Alt. 2 1st $ Alt. 3 1st $ Alt. 4 1st $ Alt. TOTAL PAYMENT INCLUDED $ If registrant requires any special accommodation or assistance for enjoyment of this program, please describe: ______________________________________________________ WAIVER AND RELEASE Please read this form carefully and be aware that in signing up for and participating in programs/activities, you will be expressly assuming the risk and legal liability and waiving and releasing all claims for injuries, damages or loss which you or your minor child/ward might sustain as a result of participating in any and all activities connected with and associated with said programs/activities (including transportation services/vehicle operation, when provided). I recognize and acknowledge that there are certain risks of physical injury to participants in these programs/activities, and I voluntarily agree to assume the full risk of any and all injuries, damages or loss, regardless of severity, that my minor child/ward or I may sustain as a result of said participation. I further agree to waive and relinquish all claims against the Wheaton Park District, including its officials, agents, volunteers and employees (hereinafter collectively referred as “District”), which I or my minor child/ward may have (or that accrue to me or my child/ward) as a result of participating in these programs/ activities. I do hereby fully release and forever discharge the District from any and all claims for injuries, damages, or loss that my minor child/ward or I may have or which may accrue to me or my minor child/ward arising out of, connected with, or in any way associated with these programs/activities. I have read and fully understand the above important information, warning of risk, and waiver and release of all claims. If registering via fax or online, your facsimile signature shall substitute for and have the same legal effect as an original form signature. Additional field trip waiver/release will also need to be signed. Adult or Parent’s Signature (18 years or older or Parent/Guardian) __________________________________________________________ Date _____________________________ Payment Method/Credit Card Information Method of Payment Enclosed ❒ Cash (Do not send in mail) ❒ Check ❒ MasterCard ❒ Visa Credit Card #: __________ – __________ – __________ – __________ Cardholder Name ________________________________________________ Expiration Date _________________________ Authorized Signature _____________________________________________ Charge Amount $________________________ Please check the appropriate box: ❒ Park District Resident ❒ Nonresident Recreation Program Registration Form Please print clearly. ❒ Nonresident/District 200 Family Last Name _______________________________________ Parent’s First Name _____________________________________ New address? ❒ Street Address ___________________________________________________ Apt. _________ E-mail ___________________________________________________ City ________________________ Zip _________________ Home Phone ______________________ Work Phone (❒ Mr. ❒ Mrs. ❒ Ms.) _______________________ Program Code Program Name Fee Prog. Date Participant’s First & Last Names Sex Age Birthdate Office Use 1 1st $ Alt. 2 1st $ Alt. 3 1st $ Alt. 4 1st $ Alt. TOTAL PAYMENT INCLUDED $ If registrant requires any special accommodation or assistance for enjoyment of this program, please describe: ______________________________________________________ WAIVER AND RELEASE Please read this form carefully and be aware that in signing up for and participating in programs/activities, you will be expressly assuming the risk and legal liability and waiving and releasing all claims for injuries, damages or loss which you or your minor child/ward might sustain as a result of participating in any and all activities connected with and associated with said programs/activities (including transportation services/vehicle operation, when provided). I recognize and acknowledge that there are certain risks of physical injury to participants in these programs/activities, and I voluntarily agree to assume the full risk of any and all injuries, damages or loss, regardless of severity, that my minor child/ward or I may sustain as a result of said participation. I further agree to waive and relinquish all claims against the Wheaton Park District, including its officials, agents, volunteers and employees (hereinafter collectively referred as “District”), which I or my minor child/ward may have (or that accrue to me or my child/ward) as a result of participating in these programs/ activities. I do hereby fully release and forever discharge the District from any and all claims for injuries, damages, or loss that my minor child/ward or I may have or which may accrue to me or my minor child/ward arising out of, connected with, or in any way associated with these programs/activities. I have read and fully understand the above important information, warning of risk, and waiver and release of all claims. If registering via fax or online, your facsimile signature shall substitute for and have the same legal effect as an original form signature. Additional field trip waiver/release will also need to be signe Adult or Parent’s Signature (18 years or older or Parent/Guardian) __________________________________________________________ Date _____________________________ Payment Method/Credit Card Information Method of Payment Enclosed ❒ Cash (Do not send in mail) ❒ Check ❒ MasterCard ❒ Visa Credit Card #: __________ – __________ – __________ – __________ Cardholder Name ________________________________________________ Expiration Date _________________________ Authorized Signature _____________________________________________ Charge Amount $________________________ www.wheatonparkdistrict.com | 97
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  • 127. Please check the appropriate box: ❒ Park District Resident ❒ Nonresident Recreation Program Registration Form Please print clearly. ❒ Nonresident/District 200 Family Last Name _______________________________________ Parent’s First Name _____________________________________ New address? ❒ Street Address ___________________________________________________ Apt. _________ E-mail ___________________________________________________ City ________________________ Zip _________________ Home Phone ______________________ Work Phone (❒ Mr. ❒ Mrs. ❒ Ms.) _______________________ Program Code Program Name Fee Prog. Date Participant’s First & Last Names Sex Age Birthdate Office Use 1 1st $ Alt. 2 1st $ Alt. 3 1st $ Alt. 4 1st $ Alt. TOTAL PAYMENT INCLUDED $ If registrant requires any special accommodation or assistance for enjoyment of this program, please describe: ______________________________________________________ WAIVER AND RELEASE Please read this form carefully and be aware that in signing up for and participating in programs/activities, you will be expressly assuming the risk and legal liability and waiving and releasing all claims for injuries, damages or loss which you or your minor child/ward might sustain as a result of participating in any and all activities connected with and associated with said programs/activities (including transportation services/vehicle operation, when provided). I recognize and acknowledge that there are certain risks of physical injury to participants in these programs/activities, and I voluntarily agree to assume the full risk of any and all injuries, damages or loss, regardless of severity, that my minor child/ward or I may sustain as a result of said participation. I further agree to waive and relinquish all claims against the Wheaton Park District, including its officials, agents, volunteers and employees (hereinafter collectively referred as “District”), which I or my minor child/ward may have (or that accrue to me or my child/ward) as a result of participating in these programs/ activities. I do hereby fully release and forever discharge the District from any and all claims for injuries, damages, or loss that my minor child/ward or I may have or which may accrue to me or my minor child/ward arising out of, connected with, or in any way associated with these programs/activities. I have read and fully understand the above important information, warning of risk, and waiver and release of all claims. If registering via fax or online, your facsimile signature shall substitute for and have the same legal effect as an original form signature. Additional field trip waiver/release will also need to be signed. Adult or Parent’s Signature (18 years or older or Parent/Guardian) __________________________________________________________ Date _____________________________ Payment Method/Credit Card Information Method of Payment Enclosed ❒ Cash (Do not send in mail) ❒ Check ❒ MasterCard ❒ Visa Credit Card #: __________ – __________ – __________ – __________ Cardholder Name ________________________________________________ Expiration Date _________________________ Authorized Signature _____________________________________________ Charge Amount $________________________ Please check the appropriate box: ❒ Park District Resident ❒ Nonresident Recreation Program Registration Form Please print clearly. ❒ Nonresident/District 200 Family Last Name _______________________________________ Parent’s First Name _____________________________________ New address? ❒ Street Address ___________________________________________________ Apt. _________ E-mail ___________________________________________________ City ________________________ Zip _________________ Home Phone ______________________ Work Phone (❒ Mr. ❒ Mrs. ❒ Ms.) _______________________ Program Code Program Name Fee Prog. Date Participant’s First & Last Names Sex Age Birthdate Office Use 1 1st $ Alt. 2 1st $ Alt. 3 1st $ Alt. 4 1st $ Alt. TOTAL PAYMENT INCLUDED $ If registrant requires any special accommodation or assistance for enjoyment of this program, please describe: ______________________________________________________ WAIVER AND RELEASE Please read this form carefully and be aware that in signing up for and participating in programs/activities, you will be expressly assuming the risk and legal liability and waiving and releasing all claims for injuries, damages or loss which you or your minor child/ward might sustain as a result of participating in any and all activities connected with and associated with said programs/activities (including transportation services/vehicle operation, when provided). I recognize and acknowledge that there are certain risks of physical injury to participants in these programs/activities, and I voluntarily agree to assume the full risk of any and all injuries, damages or loss, regardless of severity, that my minor child/ward or I may sustain as a result of said participation. I further agree to waive and relinquish all claims against the Wheaton Park District, including its officials, agents, volunteers and employees (hereinafter collectively referred as “District”), which I or my minor child/ward may have (or that accrue to me or my child/ward) as a result of participating in these programs/ activities. I do hereby fully release and forever discharge the District from any and all claims for injuries, damages, or loss that my minor child/ward or I may have or which may accrue to me or my minor child/ward arising out of, connected with, or in any way associated with these programs/activities. I have read and fully understand the above important information, warning of risk, and waiver and release of all claims. If registering via fax or online, your facsimile signature shall substitute for and have the same legal effect as an original form signature. Additional field trip waiver/release will also need to be signe Adult or Parent’s Signature (18 years or older or Parent/Guardian) __________________________________________________________ Date _____________________________ Payment Method/Credit Card Information Method of Payment Enclosed ❒ Cash (Do not send in mail) ❒ Check ❒ MasterCard ❒ Visa Credit Card #: __________ – __________ – __________ – __________ Cardholder Name ________________________________________________ Expiration Date _________________________ Authorized Signature _____________________________________________ Charge Amount $________________________ www.wheatonparkdistrict.com | 99
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  • 129. Please check the appropriate box: ❒ Park District Resident ❒ Nonresident Athletic Registration Form ❒ Nonresident District 200 This is a two-part registration form. Please complete a Youth Athletic Program Information Form for each child in order for your registration to be valid for each sport. If you need additional copies of the registration form, please xerox the form or download them off our Web site at www.wheatonparkdistrict.com/registration/forms.html. Family Last Name _______________________________________ Parent’s First Name _____________________________________ New address? ❒ Street Address ___________________________________________________ Apt. _________ E-mail ___________________________________________________ City ________________________ Zip _________________ Home Phone ______________________ Work Phone (❒ Mr. ❒ Mrs. ❒ Ms.) _______________________ Program Code Program Name Fee School Participant’s First & Last Names Sex Age Grade in Fall Birthdate Office Use 1 1st $ 2 1st $ 3 1st $ 4 1st $ TOTAL PAYMENT INC $ If registrant requires any special accommodation or assistance for enjoyment of this program, please describe: ______________________________________________________ WAIVER AND RELEASE Please read this form carefully and be aware that in signing up for and participating in programs/activities, you will be expressly assuming the risk and legal liability and waiving and releasing all claims for injuries, damages or loss which you or your minor child/ward might sustain as a result of participating in any and all activities connected with and associated with said programs/activities (including transportation services/vehicle operation, when provided). I recognize and acknowledge that there are certain risks of physical injury to participants in these programs/activities, and I voluntarily agree to assume the full risk of any and all injuries, damages or loss, regardless of severity, that my minor child/ward or I may sustain as a result of said participation. I further agree to waive and relinquish all claims against the Wheaton Park District, including its officials, agents, volunteers and employees (hereinafter collectively referred as “District”), which I or my minor child/ward may have (or that accrue to me or my child/ward) as a result of participating in these programs/ activities. I do hereby fully release and forever discharge the District from any and all claims for injuries, damages, or loss that my minor child/ward or I may have or which may accrue to me or my minor child/ward arising out of, connected with, or in any way associated with these programs/activities. I have read and fully understand the above important information, warning of risk, and waiver and release of all claims. If registering via fax or online, your facsimile signature shall substitute for and have the same legal effect as an original form signature. Participant’s Name (please print) _________________________________________________Signature ___________________________________________ Date ______________ Parent’s Signature (18 years or older or parent/guardian) _________________________________________________________________________________ Date _______________ Payment Method/Credit Card Information Method of Payment Enclosed ❒ Cash (Do not send in mail) ❒ Check ❒ MasterCard ❒ Visa Credit Card #: __________ – __________ – __________ – __________ Cardholder Name ________________________________________________ Expiration Date _________________________ Authorized Signature _____________________________________________ Charge Amount $________________________ Youth Athletic Program Information Form Program Code _________________ School child attends ______________________________________________________ Child’s Last Name ______________________________ First Name __________________________ Birthdate ____/____/____ Grade ______ Address (Street) (Specify town if not Wheaton) ___________________________________________________ Home Phone _______________ Father’s Name _________________________________________ Mother’s Name ____________________________________________ Age ______ Sex ______ Height __________(required for basketball) Weight _______ T-shirt size ____________ Did your child play last season? ❒ Yes ❒ No Does your child play on a travel soccer team? ❒ Yes ❒ No If yes, what team? ________________ Does your child play on a travel basketball team? ❒ Yes ❒ No If yes, what team? ___________________________ Are you interested in coaching your child’s team? __________________________ Assistant coaching? __________________________ Are you ASEP certified? ___________ Your Name _____________________________________________________________________ ◗ Special requests for soccer for teammates or coaches may be made but cannot be guaranteed. Please note: The school your child attends, your address or special requests may have no bearing on practice sites or team placement. NOTE: Winter basketball teams are not accepting special requests. First Preference __________________________________________ Second Preference _________________________________________ Comments ________________________________________________________________ E-mail _______________________________ Please check the appropriate sport for which the child is registering. Indoor 2007 Soccer Spring 2007 Soccer Basketball Youth Baseball Girls Softball Football Cheerleading Register by current grade. Register by Current Grade Current Grade Current Grade Current Weight Class Register by grade in ❒ K (must be attending current grade. ❒ Corec 5th ❒ K–T-Ball ❒ K-1–T-Ball ❒ Flag Fall 2007. kindergarten) ❒ Corec ❒ Girls ❒ 4th ❒ 1–Coach Pitch ❒ Corec 6th ❒ 2–Instructional ❒ Under 70 ❒ Grade 2 ❒ 2–Instructional ❒ 1st ❒ 5th ❒ K (must be attend- ❒ 5th ❒ Corec 7th ❒ 3–A League ❒ 3–A League ❒ Under 80 ❒ Grade 3 ❒ 2nd ❒ 6th ing kindergarten) ❒ 6th ❒ Corec 8th ❒ 4–AA League ❒ 4–AA League ❒ Under 90 ❒ Grade 4 ❒ 3rd ❒ 7th ❒ 1st ❒ 7th ❒ Girls 5th ❒ 5–AAA League ❒ 5/6–AAA League ❒ Under 100 ❒ Grade 5 ❒ 4th ❒ 8th ❒ 2nd ❒ 8th ❒ Girls 6th ❒ 6–Major League ❒ 7/8–Majors ❒ Under 115 ❒ Grade 6 ❒ 3rd ❒ 7–National Pony ❒ 9-12–H.S. League ❒ 8–American Pony ❒ Under 130 ❒ Grade 7 ❒ 9/10–Colt ❒ Varsity North/ ❒ Grade 8 ❒ 11/12–Palomino Varsity South www.wheatonparkdistrict.com | 101
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  • 131. Please check the appropriate box: ❒ Park District Resident ❒ Nonresident Athletic Registration Form ❒ Nonresident District 200 This is a two-part registration form. Please complete a Youth Athletic Program Information Form for each child in order for your registration to be valid for each sport. If you need additional copies of the registration form, please xerox the form or download them off our Web site at www.wheatonparkdistrict.com/registration/forms.html. Family Last Name _______________________________________ Parent’s First Name _____________________________________ New address? ❒ Street Address ___________________________________________________ Apt. _________ E-mail ___________________________________________________ City ________________________ Zip _________________ Home Phone ______________________ Work Phone (❒ Mr. ❒ Mrs. ❒ Ms.) _______________________ Program Code Program Name Fee School Participant’s First & Last Names Sex Age Grade in Fall Birthdate Office Use 1 1st $ 2 1st $ 3 1st $ 4 1st $ TOTAL PAYMENT INC $ If registrant requires any special accommodation or assistance for enjoyment of this program, please describe: ______________________________________________________ WAIVER AND RELEASE Please read this form carefully and be aware that in signing up for and participating in programs/activities, you will be expressly assuming the risk and legal liability and waiving and releasing all claims for injuries, damages or loss which you or your minor child/ward might sustain as a result of participating in any and all activities connected with and associated with said programs/activities (including transportation services/vehicle operation, when provided). I recognize and acknowledge that there are certain risks of physical injury to participants in these programs/activities, and I voluntarily agree to assume the full risk of any and all injuries, damages or loss, regardless of severity, that my minor child/ward or I may sustain as a result of said participation. I further agree to waive and relinquish all claims against the Wheaton Park District, including its officials, agents, volunteers and employees (hereinafter collectively referred as “District”), which I or my minor child/ward may have (or that accrue to me or my child/ward) as a result of participating in these programs/ activities. I do hereby fully release and forever discharge the District from any and all claims for injuries, damages, or loss that my minor child/ward or I may have or which may accrue to me or my minor child/ward arising out of, connected with, or in any way associated with these programs/activities. I have read and fully understand the above important information, warning of risk, and waiver and release of all claims. If registering via fax or online, your facsimile signature shall substitute for and have the same legal effect as an original form signature. Participant’s Name (please print) _________________________________________________Signature ___________________________________________ Date ______________ Parent’s Signature (18 years or older or parent/guardian) _________________________________________________________________________________ Date _______________ Payment Method/Credit Card Information Method of Payment Enclosed ❒ Cash (Do not send in mail) ❒ Check ❒ MasterCard ❒ Visa Credit Card #: __________ – __________ – __________ – __________ Cardholder Name ________________________________________________ Expiration Date _________________________ Authorized Signature _____________________________________________ Charge Amount $________________________ Youth Athletic Program Information Form Program Code _________________ School child attends ______________________________________________________ Child’s Last Name ______________________________ First Name __________________________ Birthdate ____/____/____ Grade ______ Address (Street) (Specify town if not Wheaton) ___________________________________________________ Home Phone _______________ Father’s Name _________________________________________ Mother’s Name ____________________________________________ Age ______ Sex ______ Height __________(required for basketball) Weight _______ T-shirt size ____________ Did your child play last season? ❒ Yes ❒ No Does your child play on a travel soccer team? ❒ Yes ❒ No If yes, what team? ________________ Does your child play on a travel basketball team? ❒ Yes ❒ No If yes, what team? ___________________________ Are you interested in coaching your child’s team? __________________________ Assistant coaching? __________________________ Are you ASEP certified? ___________ Your Name _____________________________________________________________________ ◗ Special requests for soccer for teammates or coaches may be made but cannot be guaranteed. Please note: The school your child attends, your address or special requests may have no bearing on practice sites or team placement. NOTE: Winter basketball teams are not accepting special requests. First Preference __________________________________________ Second Preference _________________________________________ Comments ________________________________________________________________ E-mail _______________________________ Please check the appropriate sport for which the child is registering. Indoor 2007 Soccer Spring 2007 Soccer Basketball Youth Baseball Girls Softball Football Cheerleading Register by current grade. Register by Current Grade Current Grade Current Grade Current Weight Class Register by grade in ❒ K (must be attending current grade. ❒ Corec 5th ❒ K–T-Ball ❒ K-1–T-Ball ❒ Flag Fall 2007. kindergarten) ❒ Corec ❒ Girls ❒ 4th ❒ 1–Coach Pitch ❒ Corec 6th ❒ 2–Instructional ❒ Under 70 ❒ Grade 2 ❒ 5th ❒ 2–Instructional ❒ 1st ❒ 5th ❒ K (must be attend- ❒ Corec 7th ❒ 3–A League ❒ 3–A League ❒ Under 80 ❒ Grade 3 ❒ 2nd ❒ 6th ing kindergarten) ❒ 6th ❒ Corec 8th ❒ 4–AA League ❒ Grade 4 ❒ 4–AA League ❒ Under 90 ❒ 3rd ❒ 7th ❒ 1st ❒ 7th ❒ Girls 5th ❒ 5–AAA League ❒ 5/6–AAA League ❒ Grade 5 ❒ Under 100 ❒ 4th ❒ 8th ❒ 2nd ❒ 8th ❒ Girls 6th ❒ 6–Major League ❒ 7/8–Majors ❒ Grade 6 ❒ Under 115 ❒ 3rd ❒ 7–National Pony ❒ 9-12–H.S. League ❒ 8–American Pony ❒ Under 130 ❒ Grade 7 ❒ 9/10–Colt ❒ Varsity North/ ❒ Grade 8 ❒ 11/12–Palomino Varsity South www.wheatonparkdistrict.com | 103
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