| November 21, 2014

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Special Events

Information in your local paper, or call the Park District at 847-455-2852 

Big Band Dinner Dance Sunday, Jan. 12th  2:00-4:30pm

Location: Centre at North Park, 10040 Addison Street

Dance all afternoon to the sounds of the great bands from the ‘40s and ‘50s. Ballroom dancing, waltzing, cha-cha, rumba—whatever you choose! We have plenty of mixers to make sure everyone gets a chance to dance. Or come watch the dancers while socializing with new and old friends. We will have door prizes, so don’t forget to fill out your raffle ticket. The Park District will provide soft drinks, coffee, and snacks. A cash bar is also available.

Adults, Fee: $10 per person; pay at the doo


Educational Programming

After School Program

Monday-Friday, Present-End of May • 3:00 -6:00 pm

Location: Community Center, 9560 Franklin Ave.

Are you looking for an affordable, fun and reliable place for your child to go after school? If so, the Park District has what you are looking for. Our After-School program allows children to get exercise in our gym through fun games and activities, have a small snack, and get help with their homework if needed. Our goal is to make your night easier by finishing homework and wearing the kids out with play and social interaction.

Grades 1-8, Daily fee $9 and $3 for transportation, $12 for non-District 84 schools


2014-2015 Kindergarten Enrichment

Monday – Friday, Jan. 6, 2015 thru May 22, 2015 • 12:30 pm –- 3:30 pm

Location: Sunflower Nature Center at North Park, 10040 Addison Avenue

Our new Kindergarten Enrichment program provides a quality enrichment experience for kindergarten-age children attending half-day kindergarten programs. This unique and multifaceted program is designed to spark children’s interest in a variety of activities, including art, music, theater, movement, science and child-led play. The program follows the District 84 school-year calendar. Working parents who desire extended hours for their child can enroll in the Early Start Program beginning at 11:30 am and ending at 12:30 pm. Children in the Early Start program must bring a lunch and beverage. Open registration, so students may register at any time. Call Phyllis Schmidt at 847-451-8135 with any questions.

AGES 5–6, Call for pricing

Tot Classes

The Park District offers a variety of tot classes. Visit for a full listing of tot programs or to register online.


Youth Athletics


The Park District offers a variety of youth athletic classes. Visit for a full listing of athletic programs or to register online.

Youth Dance


The Park District offers a variety of youth Dance and Tumbling classes. This session kicks off our recital session. This session is dedicated to rehearsing for the Annual Dance recital set for Saturday, May 9th


Visit for a full listing of dance programs or to register online.


The Park District offers more teen and youth activities. Visit for a full listing of teen and youth programs.


Winter Break Camp

Mon-Fri, Dec. 23-Jan. 3 * 9am-3pm

Before and after care available 7-9am and 3-6pm

We play daily gym games and sports to warm up your days off, like dodge ball, kickball, red rover and soccer. We also take a trip to the Ice Arena, make holiday-themed crafts and much more!

Mon-Fri fees $150ID/$160OD

M/W/F fees $90ID/$100OD

*half day: 12/24 and 12/31

*no program: 12/25 and 1/1


Visit for a full listing of rates or to register online.


Teen Programs

Teen Night Friday, January 31st  • 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: Community Center

Are you sick of doing the same boring thing every Friday Night? If so, come to Teen Night. Listen to music, hang out with your friends and play some games. With different locations for Teen Night, you have the opportunity to play basketball, volleyball, dodgeball and table tennis. Don’t sit home on the computer. Come out and hang out face-to-face with your friends. Teen passes required for all participants. Teen passes are free initially but are $6 for replacements. Participants need to show a current school report card/schedule and fill out our teen pass form.

GRADES 6-8, $5 at the door


The Park District offers more teen and youth activities. Visit for a full listing of teen and youth programs.


Adult Athletics

Men’s Basketball League

Mon/Weds; Jan 19 thru April 29th • games at 7, 8 & 9 pm

Where: Community Center.

Our regular season and single elimination tournament keeps you fit until the weather breaks. Teams must have uniforms (Park District will provide at cost for teams who do not) and play at least once a week. For more information contact Dan at 847-455-2852.

Ages 18 and up, $675 per team


The Park District offers more athletic programs. Visit for a full listing of teen and youth programs.



Adult Programs and Trips


Knitting, Crocheting & Needlepoint Club

First and third Tuesday of each month • 1:00-2:30 pm

Location: Community Center, 9560 Franklin Ave.

This free program is designed for anyone who would like to learn how to knit, needlepoint, crochet or simply get together with others to complete their projects. Two members have volunteered to bring extra supplies and give tips and instructions to those who may need them.

Ages 18 years and up, Free


Dog Obedience

Friday, Jan.9-Feb.13 •7:00 -8:30 pm (beginners)

                                     8:30pm-10:00pm (advanced)

Location: Community Center

With a positive approach to training, our experienced instructor helps you and your family members enhance your relationship with the canine in your home. Dogs should be at least three months old with proof of shots. Please bring proof of shots the first day of class.

Ages 15 and up, $40R/$45NR



CPR/AED Training Adult & Child plus Infant CPR and First Aid

Sat. Jan 31 •10:00am -1:00 pm

Location: Community Center

This course includes CPR and training in using an AED on an adult and child victim of sudden cardiac arrest. This course will cover breathing and cardiac emergencies for adults, infants, and children, as well as first aid topics such as sudden illness, heat and cold emergencies, and basic precautions to prevent disease transmission. Certification is good for two years.

Ages 15 and up, $50R/$60NR




Adult Fitness Programs

Gentle Yoga

Tues/Thurs, Jan.8-Feb.26 •10:00 -11:15 am

Location: Community Center

Gentle yoga is for those who never practiced yoga and for those preferring a less vigorous, less physically demanding style. Each class begins with a slow warm-up, yoga stretches and ends with relaxation.

Ages 15 and up, $65R/$75NR



Yoga A.M.

Tues/Thurs, Jan. 8-Feb. 26 * 6:30-7:30 am

Location: Community Center

Start the day off right and incorporate yoga into your lifestyle! Yoga has many benefits for your health, such as reducing blood pressure and building core strength. Take charge of your health now!

Ages 15 and up, $65R/$75NR



Yoga P.M.

Tues/Thurs, Jan. 8-Feb. 26 * 7:30-8:30 pm

Location: Community Center

After a busy day, wind down with relaxing meditation. Learn breathing techniques and different yoga stretches to help reduce stress.

Ages 15 and up, $65R/$75NR






Monday, Jan., 5-Feb. 23 • 6:30-7:30 pm

Wednesday, Jan. 7-Feb. 25 • 6-7 pm

Location: Centre at North Park, 10040 Addison

Zumba uses captivating Latin rhythms and simple dance moves and creates a fun, fast-paced fitness program. This class features routines with interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat.

Ages 15 and up, $44/$52



Total Body Fitness

Monday, Jan. 5-Feb. 23 * 9-10 am

Wednesday, Jan 7-Feb. 25 • 9-10 am

Friday, Jan 9-Feb. 27 • 9-10 am

Location: Centre at North Park, 10040 Addison

Looking for variety in your workout? Each week we learn a different routine starting with a warm-up followed by hi-low aerobics, step or interval training. We also concentrate on muscle toning and strengthening using free weights. Class ends with a relaxing stretch. A wide selection of music is used to keep the workouts fun and exciting, including rock, pop, Latin and dance! *Please bring an exercise mat, weights and water bottle.

Ages 15 and Up, $36/$40,


The Park District offers various fitness classes including Adult Aquacize, R.I.P.P.E.D., Yoga, Total Body Fitness, Step, Zumba, Adult Hip-Hop Cardio and Table Tennis.


Fitness Center

Now offering junior memberships for ages 1117!!!

Have your parent register you for The Fitness Center at the Park District of Franklin Park; 9560 Franklin Avenue The fitness center includes two separate rooms and 17 state-of-the-art Life Fitness machines. A Fitness Center pass may be obtained at the Community Center, with various membership plans to choose from. A yearly pass is less than $10 per month, payment plans are available. Fitness Center hours are 6 am-9 pm Monday-Friday, 9 am-6 pm on Saturdays and 9 am-7:30 pm on Sundays.


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