PARK DISTRICT OF FRANKLIN PARK UPCOMING PROGRAMS

| September 30, 2013

Check out our Fall brochure online @ www.fpparks.org.

 Pumpkin Fest
Sunday, October 6 • 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where: North Park, 10040 Addison

The fun does not stop after the Eddie Biondo Fall Fest Parade. Continue celebrating at North Park with Pumpkin Fest! Here you will find loads and loads of bright orange pumpkins just waiting to be taken home and be painted! The afternoon is filled with family fun, including music, prizes, games and great food! Watch for more information in your local paper, or call the Park District at 847-455-2852

All Ages, Free

 

Halloween Hoot

Thursday, October 31 • 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Location: North Park, 10040 Addison Street

Come dressed in your Halloween best! This evening will be full of trickish games and crafts, but don’t be scared. Join us in walking in our annual costume parade and participate in our costume awards. Winners will be selected for scariest, cutest, and most unique costumes, and prizes will be awarded. Hotdogs and refreshments will be provided for the little monsters!

All Ages, Free

 

Educational Programming

After School Program

Monday-Friday, Present-End of May • 3:00 -6:00 p.m.

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

 

2012-2013 Tot School

Monday, Wednesday and Friday and/or Tuesday, and Thursday, September 5– December 7 • 9:15 p.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Location: Community Center, 9560 Franklin   Ave.

Is your child too young for Preschool? Look no further! This early childhood education class is a great way to introduce your child to school. This innovative program offers a range of opportunities to help each child develop to their full potential. We follow a yearly curriculum, and students have the chance to explore different learning centers, such as dramatic play, books, music, blocks and puzzles. Snack time and gym time are also included daily. Open registration, so students may register at any time.

Ages 24–35 month, call for pricing

 

2012-2013 Kindergarten Enrichment

Monday – Friday, August 15–- December 17 • 12:30 p.m. –- 3:30 p.m.

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 more tot classes. Visit www.fpparks.org for a full listing of tot programs.

 

Youth Athletics

Kid’s Karate Club

Wednesday, September 25-November 20 (Session I, Beginners) • 6-6:45 pm

Wednesday, September 25- November 20 (Session I, Yellow Belt & Above) • 6:45-7:30 p.m.

Location: North School Gym, 9500 Gage St.

Want to be the next Karate Kid? You can, with the Kid’s Karate Club Program. This progressive martial arts program teaches the basics in karate, self defense, sparring and safety. This high energy program is specifically designed for children ages 4 through 14. Parents may participate with their children at no additional cost as part of our Parent Helper Program. Family involvement and respect are key elements, and children are encouraged and motivated to do their best in all aspects of their lives. Karate uniforms ($35) are required and are available from the instructor. There are many karate programs, but only one Kid’s Karate Club. Be sure to ask for it by name – The Kid’s Karate Club & Safety Program. For more information, check out www.kidskarate.com

 

The Park District offers more youth athletic classes. Visit www.fpparks.org for a full listing of athletic programs.

 

Youth Programs

Stars of Tomorrow Acting Class

Tuesdays and Thursday, September 11-October 18 (Session I) • 6-7:30 p.m.

Tuesdays and Thursday, October 30-December 13 (Session II) • 6-7:30 p.m.

Where: Centre at North Park, 10040 Addison   Street

This theater class is designed to teach children and teens the basics of theatrical performance as well as scenic design. Students learn improvisation, pantomime, prop work, how to create a character, and how to collectively put on a show. The work culminates with a performance for families to showcase what the students created. The skills learned in this class are designed to introduce children to the creative art of theater and enhance their development. Please note: Performances will be held the last day of class.

Ages 6-14, Fee $75/$85

 

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

 

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

 

Adult Athletics

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

 

Aquatic Programs

Family Swim Night

Friday, September 20-December 6 • 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Location: Mannheim Middle School, 2600 Hyde Park, Melrose Park

Get the family together and enjoy an evening close to home. The warm water will warm you up inside as fall comes and the weather turns cooler. Mannheim pool is a beautiful indoor heated pool that families can enjoy on Friday nights. Children under the age of twelve must be accompanied by an adult.

Please note: All participants must wear a swim cap. Caps will be available for purchase at the pool. Swim floats and/or water wings are not allowed.

All Ages (children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult), Fee: Individual: $20 R/$25 NR

 

Youth Swim Lessons

Tuesday & Thursday, September 17-October 10 (Class A Session I) •  6:30-7:15 p.m.

Tuesday & Thursday, September 17-October 10 (Class B Session I) • 7:30-8:15 p.m.

Tuesday & Thursday, October 29-November 21 (Class A Session II) • 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Tuesday & Thursday, October 29-November 21  (Class B Session II) • 7:30-8:15 p.m.

Location: Mannheim Middle School, 2600 Hyde Park, Melrose Park

Join our fun and safe swimming classes instructed by our water safety instructors. These classes will help your child learn to be safe when they are in, on or around water–while having fun! We will emphasize swim strokes/techniques, a variety of safety skills, and emergency readiness. Your children will learn skills that are important for their safety, which will stay with them forever.

Ages 5-12 years, Fee: $45 R/$52 NR

 

Adult Aquacize

Monday & Wednesday, September 16-November  18 • 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Location: Mannheim Middle School, 2600 Hyde Park, Melrose Park

Have fun while enjoying great and effective programs for rehabilitation, arthritis sufferers, pregnant women and seniors. These exercises will give you the gentle resistance needed to keep muscles toned and strong, without added stress to joints. Various water tools will be used. Aquatic shoes are recommended for comfort. Please consult your physician before starting any new exercise program.

Ages 18 years and older, Fee: $42 R/$52 NR

 

Adult Open Swim

Monday & Wednesday, September 16-November 18 • 7:15-8 p.m.

Location: Mannheim Middle School, 2600 Hyde Park, Melrose Park

Enjoy the opportunity to stay fit and enjoy a summer activity during those cold, winter months! Kickboards and pull buoys are available for your training use. A swim cap must be worn by all participants and will be available for purchase at the pool. Please consult your physician before starting any new exercise program.

Ages 18 years and older, Fee $40 R/$46 NR

 

The Park District offers more aquatic programming. Visit www.fpparks.org 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 p.m.

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

 

West Suburban Senior Services Mobile Senior Center
Friday, September 20 • 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Community Center, 9560 Franklin Ave.

West Suburban Senior Services’ MobileSeniorCenter gives seniors the opportunity to have blood pressure checked, talk with a nurse, sign up for benefit programs, initiate requests for Home Delivered Meals and other services. Enjoy a lunch and even participate in recreational activities.

Ages 18 and up, Free

 

Treemendous Fruit Farm
Thursday, September 26 • 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Location: Eau Claire, WI

The idyllic days of October are the best time to enjoy the crisp air while indulging in the simple pleasure of picking fresh apples. You’ll also be treated to a home-cooked fried chicken lunch with all the trimmings. The farm boasts the Tree House Country Store, where you can take a little bit of country home with you. Fee includes transportation, lunch, tour and Harvest Time. Participants must pay for the fruit they wish to take home.

Ages 18 and up, $85/$95

 

Adult Fitness Programs

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

 

FitnessCenter

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 FitnessCenter 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.

 

  • Visit us online at www.fpparks.org, available in      Spanish and Polish.

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Barbara is the publisher of People and Places Newspaper which she started in August of 2011. A lifelong resident of Schiller Park, she always felt it important that residents needed to be kept informed about their communities. Since newspaper coverage for Schiller Park stopped about twenty years ago, she made it a goal to bring a newspaper back to the area. She tries to include all of Leyden Township in her reporting and wants to keep true with the mission of the paper to "inform, educate and entertain."

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