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Special Recreation

For Teens and Tweens

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Monday, December 30

The time will slip by when you join us for ice skating at The Franklin Park Ice Arena!

Min/Max 4/9
Location

Eisenhower Community Center

Day/Time

 11AM – 2:30PM

Dates MONDAY, DECEMBER 30
Fee

$12 includes admission to skate, skate rental and transportation.
Registration does not include snacks or drinks.
 

Friday, March 6

Let’s Go Roller Skating at Lombard Roller Rink’s “Open Skate!” Meet up with friends and have some fun!

Min/Max 4/9
Location

 Eisenhower Community Center

Day/Time

2:45 pm

Return: 7:00 pm

Dates FRIDAY, MARCH 6
Fee  $15 includes admission to skate, skate rental and transportation.
Registration does not include lockers or snacks and drinks.

Thursday, March 26

Have some fun at Galloping Ghost, one of the world’s largest arcades with over 660 video games to play! One fee lets you play all day so you can play your favorites over and over or try some new games and discover all the tricks!

Min/Max 4/9
Location

 Eisenhower Community Center

Day/Time

12:45 pm – 6pm

Dates

Thursday, March 26

Fee

 $23 includes unlimited games and transportation. Registration does not include snacks or drinks.

T/R Teen & Adult Social Club

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Each month a new schedule of fun and exciting activities are planned.

Club meets the first and third Wednesday of each month and some Saturdays.

Each activitiy has a charge–you will need a copy of the month’s activities to see cost.

Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Drop off and pick up location is at Stevenson Park at 6 PM rear parking lot by the pond.

We also do door to door pickup within the park district boundaries.

Transportation free – $10 per month for door-to-door pickup.

If you are not registered for transportation prior to the event, client must be dropped off at Stevenson Park by 6 PM on the date of the event.

T/R Valentine Dance

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Grab your favorite sweetheart and come celebrate this special day!

Dance • Music • Refreshments

Registration required! Register at any of our community centers.

Min/Max 60/100
Location

Sharp Community Center

Day/Time

6:30 -9:00 PM

Dates

Friday, February 14th

Fee

$8

Make someone smile–become a sponsor! Contact Mark Flores at (708) 574-5400 X1003.

T/R BINGO & PIZZA

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Come and join us for a night of fun and bingo. We will have pizza, salad, cold drink and dessert.

You must be registered by the Friday prior to the event.

 

Min/Max 5/20
Location

Sharp Community Center

Day/Time

6:30 -8:00 PM

Dates
  • November 6th Turkey Bingo
  • December 3rd Holiday Bingo
  • February 12th Valentine’s Day Bingo
Fee

$25 for all 3 dates

$3 transportation

Min/Max 5/20
Location

Sharp Community Center

Day/Time

6:30 -8:00 PM

Dates
  • November 6th Turkey Bingo
  • December 3rd Holiday Bingo
  • February 12th Valentine’s Day Bingo
Fee

$25 for all 3 dates

$3 transportation

SPECIAL OLYMPICS TRACK & FIELD TRAINING

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Come and join us training for track and field events. You can participate in two events. We will be training indoors. Please wear sweats or shorts and a tee-shirt. Bring your gym shoes.

Requirements: An official Special Olympics medical application (Valid for two years), medical form available at office

Ages 8 – adult
Location

Stevenson Center Gym

Day/Time

6:30 – 7:30 PM

Dates
Fridays, Feb. 21st – Apr. 17th
Fee

$25

$8 transportation

Uniform included in price

T/R TINY SPORTS

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This program is designed to get our little movers introduced to Special Olympics programs. Young athletes who want to start learning fundamental skills used in sports such as walking, running, balance, jumping, catching, throwing, kicking, striking and advance skills.

 

Ages 3 – 7
Location Sharp Community Center
Day/Time Saturdays, 10 am – 10:45 am
Min/Max 5/12
Dates March 7 – April 11
Fee

$22

$5 transportation

T/R Basketball Skills & Drills

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Come & join us. Learn the game & rules and have fun.

Ages 8+
Location Stevenson Center
Day/Time Fridays, 6:00 – 7:15 PM
Min/Max 5/15
Dates Mar. 6 – Apr. 24
Fee

$32

$3 transportation

T/R PAINT PARTY

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Let’s welcome everyone with a fun paint party! Each participant will receive a canvas to create a spectacular design. We will also enjoy snacks and get to know one another.

Ages 8+
Location  Sharp Community Center Room B
Day/Time Wednesday, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Min/Max 5/20
Dates Mar.11
Fee

$8

$5 transportation

T/R PARENTS/GUARDIANS NIGHT OUT

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We will have an evening of board games, movies, gym play and making our own pizzas.

Ages 8+
Location  Sharp Community Center
Day/Time Drop off begins at 6:30pm til 10:30pm
Min/Max 5/15
Dates Dec. 20 & Jan. 17
Fee $35 for both days

 

T/R CHRISTMAS DINNER DANCE

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Come rock around our Christmas tree at this year’s holiday dinner dance.
Grab your friends and swing on by for a delicious dinner followed by musical entertainment and dancing.

Registration deadline: December 11th

Ages 8+
Location The Diplomat West
North Avenue and Route 83, Elmhurst
Day/Time 6:30 – 10:00 PM
Min/Max 50/160
Dates Thursday, December 12th
Fee

Fee: $12 in District

Transportation Fee: $10

 

SPECIAL OLYMPIC SNOWSHOE TRAINING

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New sport for the Park District. Come join us and give it a try. If you can walk then you can snowshoe. We will be practicing with Veterans Park District at Grant Park. Dress for the weather, we will be practicing outside. You must have a current medical application with Special Olympics. District competition is in January and the state games are in the end of January or beginning of February.

Location Grant Park
Day/Time 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Dates Oct. 22 – Dec. 17
Fee

$32

$3 transportation

Summer teen jobs

The Memorial Park District hires teenagers 15 and older to work at our three aquatics facilities. Job applications are available after March 1st. Facilities are located in Melrose Park, Hillside & Bellwood.

Deck Attendants – 18 and older
Lifeguards – 15 years & up (with Red Cross Lifeguard Certification) Lifeguard Certification Class – see above.

SUMMER TEEN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

There are a number of excellent opportunities for teenagers 14 and older to earn community service hours and to be active this summer in park district leadership programs:

JR. LIFEGUARD & GUEST SERVICE ASSISTANT AGE 14 & UP

Persons who aspire to be a lifeguard or want to show some leadership experi- ence around the pool can volunteer a minimum of 2 days per week. You must be available to follow an assigned work schedule.

No Fee-Application, interview and acceptance required. Contact Rose Mason 708-547-3900 x3006

JUNIOR DAY CAMP COUNSELOR AGE 16 & UP

Assist Day Camp Counselors in an instructional and playful environment. Monday thru friday 9 AM – 5 PM. For an application call 708-547-3900

Location Grant Park
Day/Time 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Dates Oct. 22 – Dec. 17
Fee

$32

$3 transportation

RED CROSS LIFEGUARDING CERTIFICATION

Receive your American Red Cross Lifeguard, First Aid and CPR Certification; all of which are needed to be a certified lifeguard at Memorial Park District. This completed course allows you to develop skills and experience that will be valued by colleges and aquatic parks and facilities.

Register: Eisenhower Community Center, Hillside
For more information contact: rmason@mempark.org or angeldjohnson20@yahoo.com

Pretest required to take the course is as follows: ability to swim 300 yards continuously using 100 yards of front crawl, 100 yards of breaststroke and 100 yards of either front crawl or breaststroke and swim 20 yards front crawl or breaststroke, retrieve a 10 lb. object from a depth of 7-10 ft., return it to the surface and swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object.

If you are unable to complete the pretest you may be issued a refund of 75%. Participants must be present for all dates. Winter and Spring dates TBA.

Original Cost $300 • All MPD Lifeguards Cost $250

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