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DIRECTORY - AUTUMN 2011


* Art - Marbled Paper ..............................40 Art- Painting 123...................................40 Ceramics - Make Your Own Pot...........40 Ceramics - Pumpkin Making ...............40


* Drawing - Portraiture ...........................40 Drawing - Still Life................................40


Teen Activities 41 - 42


ACT Practice Test and Strategy Workshop .........................................41


* ACT Verbal Prep....................................41 * Beyond “Twilight” .................................41 CITRA - Teen Organization .................41 College Bound Writing - Application Essays............................41 Dream Reapers Haunted House...........42


* Indoor Paintball ....................................42 Live! At Lincoln Center - Teen Concert ..41


* Young Lawyers .......................................41 Special Events


42 - 43


3rd Annual Pig Championship of the World .....................................43


Daddy Daughter Masquerade Ball .......42 Flea Market ............................................42 HoopFest 3-on-3 Tournament .............43 ‘Old Guys’ Garage Bands Rock!............43 Passport to Safety ..................................43 Polar Express! ........................................43 Santa’s Jingle Hotline! ...........................42 Schools Out Day of Play ......................43 Wheely Big Trucks.................................42 Winter Break Escapes!...........................43


Rentals and Catering Birthday Party Service Preschool


44 - 45 46


47 - 48


Ready, Set, Kindergarten!......................48 The Lincoln Learning Center 2012 - 2013.......................................47


ThreeSchool 2011 - 2012 ......................48 Early Childhood


49 - 54


ABC Shapes and Me..............................52 Art - Abrakadoodle Mini Doodlers........53 Art - Abrakadoodle Twoosy Doodlers ...53


* Art - City Painting.................................51 Art - Holiday Messy Two’s & Three’s ...53 Art - Messy Two’s & Three’s & You........53


* Art - Winter Cray-Pas Drawing............51 Carols and Crafts...................................51 Ceramics - Pinch Pot Pottery ...............51


Ceramics - Pumpkin Glazing ...............51 Cheerleading - We’ve Got Spirit Cheer Team.......................................53 Culinary - Baking for Kids....................53


* Culinary - Donut Puffs .........................54 * Culinary - Frankenstein Rice Crispy Treats.............................54


* Culinary - Ghost Pops and Spooky Pumpkin..............................54


* Culinary - Gingerbread House.............54 * Culinary - Holiday Stocking Cookies....54 Culinary - Let’s Make Dinner...............53


* Culinary - Melted Chocolate Treats .......54 * Culinary - Pumpkin Cookies................54 * Culinary - Snowman Cake Pops...........54 * Culinary - Sugar Donuts.......................54 Daddy & Me Gym Time .......................52 Discovery Kids.......................................49 Discovery Play .......................................49


* Drawing - Learn to Draw: Animal .......51 Drawing - Learn to Draw: Face............51 Drawing - Young Rembrandts Beginning Techniques .....................52 Elves at the North Pole..........................52


* Gingerbread Ornament ........................51 * Holiday Card Workshop.......................51 Holiday Hoopla .....................................51


* Holiday Stocking ...................................51 Keepsake Ornaments.............................53


* Language - Spanish Lessons .................50 * Let’s Talk Turkey....................................51 Little Actors Club ..................................52


* Llama, Llama Pajama-Rama.................50 Music - Jingle Bell Time .......................50 Music - Kid Rock I, II, III .....................49 Music - Tiny Toes for Babies ................50 Music - Tiny Toes ..................................50 Music - Tot Rock ...................................49 Not-So-Spooky Halloween Story Night .......................................50


Piano Lessons - Early Learner ..............49 Pommer’s Dance Team Express............53 Safety - Safe Kids at Home & Away......52 Safety - Safe Kids at Home and Away - First Aid................................52


Special Holiday Decorations.................52 Spooky Science Kids..............................51 Things That Go! ....................................52 We Dig Dinos! .......................................50


Fitness Center 55 - 60 Athletic Training for Kids .....................58


* Chair Pilates...........................................59 Chair Yoga..............................................59 Fitness Fun.............................................60 Group Exercise Classes..........................59 HABIT....................................................58


Dates and times of programs are subject to change.


resident registration Classes fill quickly!


don’t miss Sign up early!


DEADLINE to be included in the lottery is Tuesday, August 9 at noon.


REGISTER online at www.dgparks.org. See page 79 for registration details.


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Halloween Party ....................................60 Holiday Basketball Speed and Agility Camp ....................................58


Holiday Guest Pass Special ...................56 Hours and Information ........................55 Kidzone Childcare.................................60 Kidzone Parties......................................60 Meditation Class....................................59 Membership Types ................................56 Personal Training...................................57 Pilates Barre...........................................59 Pilates Essentials ....................................58 Pilates for Golfers ..................................58 Secret Shopper.......................................60 Tai Ji Quan for Health...........................58 Teen Fitness University .........................57


* TRX Suspension Training.....................60 Weight Training for Women.................58 Yoga for Kids..........................................58 Yoga Pregnant........................................59


Downers Grove Golf Club 61 - 63


31st Annual Firefly Nightlight Golf Open.........................................62


Camp - High School & Middle School...62 Camp - Indoor Jr. Golf .........................62 Golf Clubhouse Rentals ........................63 Golf Lessons - Group............................62 Golf Lessons - Private ...........................63 Golf Lessons - Semi-Private..................63 Grove Foundation Outing ....................62 Intramural Golf Program.....................62 Ladies’ Night..........................................62 Rates and Information..........................61


* Women’s Fall League.............................62 Women’s Only Golf School ..................62


McCollum Park Miniature Golf Natural Areas


63 64 - 67


Big Bug, Little Bug.................................67 Coyote Club...........................................66 Falling Leaves.........................................65


* Friendly Flames .....................................65 Gobble, Gobble......................................66 Goodnight Twilight Hikes ....................65 Honey Harvest.......................................65 Lessons from a Beekeeper.....................67 Merit Badge Workshops........................66 Nature Neighbors ..................................66 Nature Tales ...........................................67 Nature’s Harvest ....................................66


* Nutty Critters ........................................67 Predator and Prey..................................66 Teambuilding Workshops .....................65 Timber Tykes .........................................67


Trim the Trees........................................65 Up in Smoke..........................................67 Volunteer Opportunities.......................64 Wild Day Off .........................................66 Winter Camp.........................................67


Downers Grove Park District Museum


68 - 70 A Christmas Story for Families ............70


* A Family History Scavenger Hunt........70 * A History of Downers Grove Girl Scouting Exhibit Celebration..........69


American Girl Doll Tea Party...............70 Birthday Parties .....................................68 Cemetery Walk for Kids........................70 Downers Grove’s History Cemetery Tour .................................70


* Father-Son Civil War Evening ..............70 Father-Son Paper Airplane Creations ..70


* Girl Scouting in Downers Grove..........69 Heirloom Vegetable Harvest.................69 Local Cemetery Tours ...........................68 Main Street Cemetery at Night for Families.......................................70


* Making Girl Scout History ...................69 * Mother-Daughter Create Your Own Victorian Ornament ...............69


* Mother-Daughter Explore the 19th Century Kitchen ......................69


* Mother-Daughter Sewing Afternoon...70 Upcoming Exhibits................................68


* Victorian High Tea at the 1892 Blodgett House.................................70


Active Adult Center Trips and Tours


71 - 72 72 - 73


* Cornwell’s Turkeyville...........................73 Extended Travel .....................................73


* Hooray for the Holidays - Grand Geneva ..................................73


* Parke County, Indiana Covered Bridge Festival ..................................72


Shipshewana Flea Market and “Das Dutchman Essenhaus”............72


Parks/For Your Information SEASPAR


Community Partners


Registration Information Registration Form


74 - 77 78 78 79 80


Earn rewards points by participating in one of our featured recreation programs. It’s simple! When you register for one of our featured programs, you will automatically earn rewards points which can be redeemed for discounts off future recreation program fees and services. Participation in the program is free and you are automatically enrolled when you register and complete one of our featured programs.


This Season’s Featured Programs Include: Youth Arts & Crafts (pgs. 19-21) Adult General Interest Programs (pgs. 36-40) Lincoln Learning Center Preschool (pg. 47) Discover Play Center (pg. 49) Premier Fitness Classes (pgs. 58-59) TRX Suspension Training (pg. 60)


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