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2017 Winter Playbook

2017 Winter Playbook - Peoria Park District

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Peoria Park District Golf
Golf Learning Center: 7815 N Radnor Rd • 690-7162 • www.ppdgolf.org
2017 Golf Tournaments
A complete tournament schedule is available at: www.ppdgolf.org
Entry forms for all tournaments will be available by March 1 at Peoria Park District Golf pro shops and on our website.
Season ckets can be used for tournament green fees, unless otherwise noted.
Golf Leagues
Get your leagues together for 2017! Interested in joining a leage?
Call (309) 689-3329 for details. Kellogg $21.00 (Walk)
Kellogg $29.00 (Ride)
Newman $16.50 (Walk)
Newman $24.50 (Ride)
Madison $14.25 (Walk)
Madison $22.25 (Ride) Detweiller $9.75 (Walk) Detweiller $17.75 (Ride)
Kellogg Execu ve 9 $11.50 (Walk) Kellogg Execu ve 9 $19.50 (Ride)
Online Tee Reserva ons
Tee Reserva ons Are Available Online At
www.ppdgolf.org
• No reserva on fee.
• Reserva ons can be made online up
to 6 days in advance; reserva ons are taken in person up to 7 days in advance.
• Online reserva ons are accepted un l 2 hours prior to tee me.
• Online reserva ons are available for Newman, Madison and Kellogg 18.
2017 Golf Cart Fees
2017 Season Tickets
Season ckets are valid March 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017, condi ons permi ng. Base prices include unlimited play at Madison, Kellogg Execu ve 9, Detweiller and the Golf Learning Center Skills Course. Rounds played at courses not included on a season cket are 1/2 price.
9 holes (per person) 18 holes (per person) Pull Cart rental
PlayCards are available for purchase at the Golf Learning Center and are redeemable for green fees and golf cart rentals. A 10% bonus is added to the card at the me of purchase.
Golf gi cards are redeemable for all golf purhcases and are available at any PPD golf loca on and a www.ppdgolf.org.
Base Season Ticket Price
Adult Resident Adult Non-Resident
Senior Resident Senior Non-Resident
Junior Adult Resident (18-26) Junior Adult Non-Resident (18-26)
Add Newman to any cket Add Kellogg to any cket Add the League Op on* Add a Junior cket**
Junior Resident
Junior Non-Resident
Junior (ages 9-11, includes Detweiller and Skills Course only) Junior (age 3-8, includes
Skills Course only)
$550.00 $650.00
$495.00 $585.00
$495.00 $585.00
$ 75.00 $100.00 $ 75.00 $ 1.00
$110.00 $170.00 $ 50.00
$ 35.00
$ 8.00 $12.00 $ 3.00
PLAYCARDS AND GIFT CARDS
*If you play in a league that switches courses, purchase this op on for a free green fee during your scheduled league me. For example, if your season cket is a base pass only and your league plays at Newman one week, with the League Op on you will not pay a green fee.
**Adult/Senior Season Ticket holders may add one (1) Junior Season cket for $1.00. A junior is anyone between the ages of 3-17. Juniors do not have to accompany the adult at the me they purchase their season cket; however, the adult must designate the junior’s name at the me of purchase.
Did you know...
Payment plans are available for those purchasing 2017 Season Tickets. Details are at www.ppdgolf.org
Peoria Park District Golf Loyalty Rewards Program
FREE for season cket holders, only $25 for others to join!
Earn points on your PPD Golf purchases, then redeem your points for free car rentals, buckets, green fees, and merchandise.
Complete info online at www.ppdgolf.org.
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Vagabond Tours
Donna Day, Coordinator • 681-2863 • [email protected]
facebook.com/ppd.vagabond
AT A GLANCE
Leave the planning and driving to us! Vagabond Tours o ers wonderful day and extended trips all over the region.
Call 681-2863 for a detailed catalog or to be added to our mailing list.
Concerts/Shows
“Ghost the Musical”
Circa ’21 Dinner Theatre, Rock Island, IL 74665 $98 Wednesday, Feb 15
“Something Ro en!”
Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO 74652 $146 Saturday, Feb 18
“Motown The Musical”
Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO 74653 $146 Saturday, Mar 25
“American Passion Play” Bloomington, IL
77917 $48 Sunday, April 9
“South Paci c”
Fireside Dinner Theatre,
Ft. Atkinson, WI
77631 $144 Sunday, April 30
“The Lion King”
The Fox Theatre, St Louis, MO 74655 $170 Saturday, May 6
“The Music Man”
Circa ’21 Dinner Theatre, Rock Island, IL 74667 $98 Wednesday, May 10
“Aladdin”
Cadillac Palace Theatre, Chicago, IL
“Back to the 50’s”
Fireside Dinner Theatre
Ft. Atkinson, WI
77632 $144 Saturday, July 1
“Snapshots A Musical Scrapbook”
Circa ’21 Dinner Theatre, Rock Island, IL 74666 $98 Wednesday, July 12
“Seven Brides For Seven Brothers” Circa ’21 Dinner Theatre, Rock Island, IL
Maquoketa Caves State Park Maquoketa, IA
77910 $TBA Saturday, Apr 29
Girls Trip, Neil Diamond Tribute Schaumburg, IL
7904 $112 Thursday, May 25
Galena Visit in June
74668 $98
Wednesday, Sept 13
Galena, IL
77926 $56
Saturday, June 17
“Elvis Lives”
Fireside Dinner Theatre
Ft. Atkinson, WI
77630 $144 Saturday, Oct 7
"Miracle on 34th Street" Fireside Dinner Theatre
Ft. Atkinson, WI
74657 $144 Sunday, Dec 3
“Beau ful, the Carole King Musical” Cadillac Palace Theatre, Chicago, IL 77927 $182 Saturday, Dec 9 77928 $186 Saturday, Dec 30
Regional Trips
Bald Eagle Days
Quad Ci es
74640 $36 Saturday, Jan 7
Chicago Flower & Garden Show Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
77915 $70 Tuesday, Mar 14
Choice of Museum Drop-o s
Chicago, IL
77918
$58
Saturday, June 24
74671
$168 Wednesday, June 28
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Extended Trips
26 Days at the Outrigger Beach Resort Ft Myers Beach, FL
74677 $2969*
Monday, Jan 16-Feb 10
19 Days at the Outrigger Beach Resort Ft Myers Beach, FL
74676 $2328* Wednesday, Jan 25-Feb 10
Florida Visit Including The Keys
74673 $3149* Saturday, Jan 28-Feb 10
Mid-Winter Miami & Key West
74622 $879* Friday, Feb 10-18
Las Vegas, NV
77909 $TBA* Thursday, Feb 23-26
New Orleans, LA
74623 $699* Sunday, Mar 26-Apr 1
Ark Encounter & Crea on Museum Ohio
77944 $599*
Monday, April 17-21
Great Britain Castles & Countryside
74674 $3929* Thursday, April 20-29
Big Bend, TX and Carlsbad Caverns
74678 $2749* Friday, April 21-29
Savannah, Jekyll Island, and Charleston, SC
74625 $929*
Saturday, Apr 29-May 6
Alaska Discovery: Land & Cruise
74679 $4324* Tuesday, May 9-21
African Safari – Kenya & Tanzania
Mackinac Island & Frankenmuth Michigan
77633 $1126*
Saturday, Sept 9-13
New York City, The Big Apple
74633 $799* Thursday, Sept 14-20
Discover Switzerland, Austria & Bavaria
74684 $3799* Thursday, Sept 21-30
Ark Encounter & Crea on Museum Ohio
77945 $599*
Monday, Sept 25-29
Fall Foliage in Maine
74634 $955* Saturday, Oct 7-15
Classic Italy by Rail
74685 $4299* Monday, Oct 16-25
Highlights of Spain
74686 $3999* Saturday, Oct 21-31
Irish Splendor – Eight Days
74687 $2449* Wednesday, Nov 1-8
Hawaiian Islands: Four Islands
74688 $3348* Wednesday, Nov 1-16
New Orleans, LA
74624 $695* Sunday, Nov 5-11
Biltmore Estate & Asheville, NC
74635 $575* Sunday, Nov 26-Dec 1
74680 $6149* Friday, May 12-24
Washington, DC
74627 $759* Thursday, May 18-24
Virginia Beach, Colonial Williamsburg
77908 $889* Sunday, May 28-June3 Historic Norfolk, VA
A Week in New York City
74637 $2699* Tuesday, June 6-12
The Real Housewives of Indiana Amish Country
77906 $599*
Tuesday, June 13-16
Cape Cod, MA
74629 $895* Saturday, June 17-25
Trans Canada Train Trip
74647 $4999* Monday, June 26-July 8
Colorado’s High Mountain Railroads
74636 $2099* Thursday, July 13-22
Pigeon Forge, TN
74631 $659* Sunday, July 16-22
Paci c Coast Journey: Oregon’s Coast & San Francisco
74681 $2889*
Saturday, Aug 12-20
Costa Rica
74682 $2679* Wednesday, Aug 23-30
Mount Rushmore and the Black Hills, SD
74632 $759* Sunday, Aug 27-Sept 2
The Legendary Blue Danube River Cruise
74683 $3899* Wednesday, Sept 6-16
* Denotes double occupancy rate. Call for single and triple rates.
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Noble Center
1125 W Lake Ave • 682-1200
AT A GLANCE
The Bonnie W. Noble Center for
Park District Administra on houses the recrea on and administra on departments and is the main point
of registra on for Peoria Park District ac vi es. The building houses
the Book Court, many recrea on programs and can host special events in its auditorium as well as mul ple classrooms.
RENTAL AGENT:
Alex Larson: [email protected] 681-2862
BOOK COURT MANAGER:
Mary Ellen Pits ck: mpits [email protected] 681-2681
RENT THE NOBLE CENTER
See pg. 100
Closed 12/31, 1/1/17 and 1/16/17.
Yoga at the Noble Center
Class
Ages
Day-Dates
Time
Instructor
Fee-R/NR
DROP-IN YOGA
Reduce stress while toning and stretching. Emphasis is on poses and breathing. Appropriate for all ages and tness levels. No need to register. Minimum of 6 to hold class.
16+
Mondays Mondays Mondays
Wednesdays Wednesdays Wednesdays Fridays Fridays
8:30 am Noon 6:15 pm
8:30 am Noon 6:15 pm
8:30 am Noon
Vicki Culbertson Ellen Vosberg Ellen Vosberg
Vicki Culbertson Tamela VonOsdol Ellen Vosberg
Vicki Culbertson Vosberg/VonOsdol
$4.50 drop-in OR 12 visit-$48
Lots of different programs are held at the Noble Center!
Adult Dance Classes
Cheer Teams
Visual Art Classes
Music Classes
Community Recrea on Classes 50 Rock Programs
pages 60-61 page 59 pages 62 page 65-66 page 55-56 pages 42-44
10% Off Your Purchase at the Book Court with this coupon.
Expires May 4, 2017 (excludes purchases made at the Semi-Annual Sale)
Noble Center Auditorium Rentals
Wedding recep ons, anniversary par es, showers, conferences and more! Facility can seat 300 theatre style or 250 banquet style.
Contact rental agent Alex Larson at 681-2862 or [email protected]
The Book Court at the Noble Center is your place to nd gently used books and other items at a great price!
Open Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm.
facebook.com/ppdbookcourt
Spring Used Book Sale
Noble Center Lobby and Lower Level Auditorium • April 22-24, 2017
Saturday, April 22 • 10 am-7 pm • Best Selec on!
Sunday, April 23 • 12-5 pm • Great Selec on, plus 50% o any purchase! pgs. 96-98 Monday, April 24 • 12-7 pm • Take 75% o any purchase!
Join our email list! Sign up today at peoriaparks.org/book-court/ to receive no ces and newsle ers that highlight our events and new dona ons to the Book Court. Don’t miss these no ca ons...especially if you are a collector or just love books!
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Materials accepted for dona on include:
• Gently used adult/children’s paperbacks and hardbacks
• Audio books
• CDs and DVDs
• Games, puzzles
Please do not drop o casse es, records, VHS tapes, encyclopedia sets (non-collec ble), or large quan es of magazines. If you are not sure, please call ahead at 681-2681 or email [email protected]
DROP OFF LOCATION:
A convenient green dona on receptacle is located at the Noble Center loading dock located on the lower west side of the building. It is available 24 hours a day. Dona ons are also accepted Monday-Friday, 7am-3pm at the loading dock.
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DONATE


Franciscan Recreation Complex
908 Sterling Ave, West Peoria • 677-6705 facebook.com/PPD.FRC
Drop-In Programs at FRC
Motor Mites
This open gym for ages 1-5 is a great way to let li le ones with lots of energy enjoy the fun of playing freely with scooters, balls, hula hoops, tumbling equipment and more! It’s a great way for children and parents to socialize. Parents must a end.
Fee: $3/visit or $25 for a 10-visit pass.
January 2 through February 28:
M through F, 9:15-11:15 am and F 1:00-3:00 pm
March 1 through May 24:
M, W, F 9:15-11:15 am and F 1:00-3:00 pm
Groups are welcome at Motor Mites! Plan a private session for a class or playgroup.
AT A GLANCE
The Franciscan Recrea on Complex (FRC) is a mul -purpose recrea on center located in West Peoria at the intersec on of Heading & Sterling Avenues. FRC features a full-size gymnasium, mul -purpose room with kitchene e, community room, dance studio, soccer eld, two baseball elds, and an outdoor playground. FRC and its services are accessible to people with disabili es.
MANAGER Val Marek: [email protected]
RENT FRC See pg. 99 BIRTHDAYS AT FRC See pg. 103
FRC is closed 12/31 and 1/1
Open Pickleball
Ages 18+ • $3/visit or $25/10 visit punch card
• Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1-3 pm
through February 28
• Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9-11 am
March 2-May 30
• Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm
*There will be no Pickleball on 2/28 or 4/4
FREE PICKLEBALL CLINICS: Ages 18+
W: 1/25, 1-3 pm
Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the na on, and is a combina on of tennis, badminton, and ping pong. It is fun for
all ages and skill levels. This clinic, taught by a volunteer instructor, is for folks who are interested in the sport but have never played and for newbies who want to learn basic skills and rules.
Advanced Registration Programs at FRC
Find more pickleball on pgs. 12, 68, & 75.
Valentine’s Day Bakers
Let’s bake up some love for Valen ne’s Day! We’ll be baking and decora ng sweet treats for our special Valen nes. A er baking our sweets, we will visit our card making sta on. We will color, cut, paint, and glue one of a kind love notes to our Valen nes.
Age: 5-11 Fee-R/NR: $10/$12
St. Patty’s Day Scientists
Everyone is Irish on St. Pa y’s Day! Join us for St. Pa y’s Day fun! We will perform science experiments with gold coins, create magical rainbows and mix up a batch of shamrock slime. We will construct leprechaun traps in hopes of catching
the li le fella. We’ll end our class with a delicious and zzy shamrock punch. Don’t forget to wear green!
Age: 3-6
Fee-R/NR: $10/$12
Green Thumb Gardeners
Get your thumb green and watch your garden grow. Children will get down and dirty learning the basics of owers and gardening. We will read garden books, eat worms and dirt, make and take our own planter, and play some ower and garden games.
Age: 7-11 Fee-R/NR: $10/$12
Code
Day-Date
Time
77504
Th: 2/9
4:30-6:00 pm
Code
Day-Date
Time
77139
Sa: 4/22
10:00-11:30 am
Code
Day-Date
Time
77140
Th: 3/16
10:00-11:30 am
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Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt
You’re never too old to go on an egg hunt and we’ve made it challenging! Bring your ashlights and join us for this nigh me hunt for eggs lled with candy and plenty of prizes. A erwards, enjoy pizza, refreshments and games. All par cipants need to bring a ashlight and prize bag. Be sure to wear weather and color appropriate clothing! REGISTER BY: 4/5
Easter Egg Festival
Featuring Fun on the Run and
The Unique Twist!
Join us for our 20th annual Easter Egg Fes val! Bring your baskets to the FRC and help nd colorful eggs lled with candy and prizes. Before and a er the egg hunt, join us in the gym for
a Fun on the Run bounce house, The Unique Twist Balloon Guy, games, and more. There will even be a visit from the Easter Bunny! The event opens
at 9:30 and the egg hunts begin at 10:15; hunts are broken into three age groups.
Beat the lines and pre-register!
Age: 1-12 Fee: $6/child
VOLUNTEER! pg. 92-93
Code
Day-Date
Time
77505
Sa: 4/8
9:30-11:30 am
Min/Max: 20-50 Fee-R/NR: $10/$15
Age: 10-13
Code
Day-Date
Time
77508
F: 4/7
8:00-9:30 pm
Community Indoor/Outdoor GARAGE AND VENDOR SALE Saturday, May 20 9 am-2 pm
Clean out that basement, a c, garage, and closet! It’s me to get rid of all that ‘stu ’ you no longer want. Rent a table and sell it all! Cost is $20 for a spot in the gym. You will receive a ten-foot long space with a table. OR, for $15 reserve a 10 by 10 space on the front lawn and bring your own table(s).
Registra on deadline is Wednesday, May 17. Indoor $20 Code: 77506 • Outdoor $15 Code: 77507
Get Fit at FRC!
Class
Ages
Code
Day-Dates
Time
Instructor
Fee-R/NR
DROP-IN YOGA
Reduce stress while toning and stretching. Emphasis is on poses and breathing. Appropriate for all ages and tness levels. No need to register. Minimum of 6 to hold class.
16+
16+
16+
16+
Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Fridays
6:30 pm 11:00 am 6:30 pm 9:30 am
Vicki Culbertson Jill Feinberg Vicki Culbertson Jill Feinberg
$4.50 drop-in OR
12 visit-$48
DROP IN TOTAL BODY CONDITIONING:
Tone and shape your body for spring and summer
a re! This low impact class will condi on and tone your back, arms, thighs, glutes, core and abs for a total body workout.
16+ 16+
Mondays Wednesdays
5:30-6:25 pm 5:30-6:25 pm
Vicki Culbertson Vicki Culbertson
$4.50 drop-in OR
12 visit-$48
50 ROCK YOGA
See full descrip on on page 44.
50+ 50+
77541 68603
Tu, Th: 1/17-2/23 Tu, Th: 3/14-4/20
9:00-9:50 am 9:00-9:50 am
Nancy Shallenberger Nancy Shallenberger
$40 $40
50 ROCK FUN & FIT
See full descrip on on page 44.
50+
M. W, F: (ongoing)
8:00-8:50 am
Nancy Shallenberger Kendra Parker
$3.50 drop-in or 10 visit-$30
50 ROCK CORE & MORE
See full descrip on on page 44.
50+
M, W: (ongoing)
8:55-9:25 am
Nancy Shallenberger Kendra Parker
$3.00 drop-in or 10 visit-$25
Lotsofdi erentprogramsareheldattheFRC!
Youth Sports Classes p. 73 Adult Dodgeball p. 75 Youth and Adult Dance p. 57-61
Cake Decora ng Crochet and Kni ng Fun & Fit
p. 56 p. 55 p. 44
50+ Personal Training Dance
p. 44 p. 57
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Community Recreation
Billie McKenzie, Coordinator • 681-2854 • [email protected]
Taijiquan
Taijiquan or Tai Chi is a Chinese form of exercise. Its slow relaxed movements are based upon the interac on of rm stable inten ons and so exible ac ons. Studies have demonstrated its e ec veness in increasing range of mo on, improving balance, toning muscles and reducing stress and high blood pressure. Come join us as we learn to harmonize mind and body while experiencing the life changing bene ts of this ancient art.
Loca on: Franciscan Recrea on Complex
AT A GLANCE
We o er a variety of classes that take place in many loca ons throughout the Peoria community. Special thanks to the many businesses and agencies that host recrea on programs.
CLASS LOCATIONS
• Franciscan Rec Complex (FRC)
908 Sterling Ave
• Noble Center
1125 W Lake Ave
• Hy-Vee Club Room
4125 N Sheridan Rd
• Hult Center for Healthy Living
5215 N. Knoxville
Northtrail Park
Easter Egg Hunt
Northtrail Park • Saturday, April 8th 12:00 pm • $4/child
CODE 77625 • Ages 0-3
CODE 77626 • Ages 4-6
CODE 77627 • Ages 7-10
We’ll have lots of candy and prized- lled eggs for children under 10. Egg hunt will start promptly at 12 pm. Registra on required.
Magic I
Age: 18+
Fee-R/NR: $40/$45
Code
Day-Date
Time
75474
Th: 1/12-3/2
6:00-7:00 pm
75475
Th: 3/9-4/27
6:00-7:00 pm
Classes
Hooked on Crochet - Beginner
Learn basic crochet s tches such as chain, single crochet and double crochet, and leave with an in-depth knowledge of crochet terms and helpful hints. If you wish to do addi onal work outside of class, you can create 7 x 9 inch rectangles to donate for a ‘Warm Up America’ afghan. You will receive a supply list for this course upon
Led by professional magician Greg Joyce, you’ll learn how to perform a wide variety of magic with playing cards, money,
rope, common items, mind-reading and special props made in class. Soon you’ll be amazing your friends and family! All supplies and an instruc on handbook are included.
Be Pain Free and Live Well - Alexander Technique Taught by Wes Howard,
M.A., AmSAT Cer ed
Back or neck pain? Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Planter Fasci s? Headaches? Insomnia? Stressed Out? Many chronic ailments such as these are the result of years of unhealthy and poor habits of movement and posture. As children we
all had a natural ease and lightness of movement and posture. The Alexander Technique is a prac cal method for learning to restore this natural coordina on. This world famous technique, long relied
upon by performing ar sts to enhance performance, is rapidly gaining popularity as a method for promo ng and restoring good health. In this class, the instructor
will use hands-on and verbal instruc on to gently guide you in everyday movements. You will be amazed how light, free and
easy you can feel, as you shed your old unconscious habits of movement. This class is appropriate for any physical condi on. Limited to 10 people. Wear loose ng clothing.
Loca on: Noble Center Auditorium Age: 16+ Fee-R/NR: $40/$46
Instructor: Greg Joyce Loca on: Noble Center Fee-R/NR: $33/$38
Health Classes
Age: 8-16
Code
Day-Date
Time
74881
Sa: 2/18-3/11
12:15-2:15 pm
registra on. Age: 9+
Fee-R/NR: $41/$47
Code
Day-Date
Time
At Franciscan Recrea on Complex:
75683
W: 3/8-4/12
4-5:30 pm
At the Noble Center:
75899
Sa: 1/28-3/4
11 am-12:30 pm
75577
Sa: 1/28-3/4
11 am-12:30 pm
Kni ng for All Levels
Students will learn basic kni ng s tches such as knit and purl. At the end of the course, students will be able to read a pa ern, execute basic s tches and nish a project. Helpful kni ng hints will be shared. You will receive a supply list for this course upon registra on.
Beginning Tai Ji for Life
Through its use of movement and exercise, this class will help relieve stress, improve balance and promote good health. The ve element form, which will be taught, is based on a free owing style and o ers a great deal of relaxa on.
Loca on: Hult Center for Health Educa on
Age: 16+
Tai Ji for Life
Fee-R/NR: $30/$35
Code
Day-Date
Time
75933
W: 1/11-3/1
6:30-7:30 pm
Age: 9+
Fee-R/NR: $41/$47
This Tai Ji class is for those who have taken the beginner class and want to con nue to learn new forms. In this beyond beginner class you will be taught the forms of qi gong, the ve elements and work on rst circle. Loca on: Hult Center for Health Educa on Age: 16+ Fee-R/NR: $30/$35
Code
Day-Date
Time
At Franciscan Rec Center:
75682
Th: 3/9-4/13
4-5:30 PM
At Noble Center:
75578
Sa: 1/28-3/4
9-10:30 am
Code
Day-Date
Time
76012
Th: 2/23-3/9
7:00-8:30 pm
Code
Day-Date
Time
75932
M: 1/9-2/27
6:30-7:30 pm
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VOLUNTEER! pgs. 96-98


Baking & Icing Classes
Cake Decora ng for Beginners
In this beginner’s class you will improve your baking skills and learn recipes for great fros ng. Learn to decorate your own cakes with borders, owers, leaves, side drapes, roses, cartoon designs, script wri ng and more! And the best part: you take home your own nished cakes! A supply list will be handed out at the rst class.
Instructor: Lisa Williamson
Age: 12+ Fee-R/NR: $44/$52
Wine, Cheese, & Chocolate
Enjoy an evening in the Hy-Vee Club Room for the ul mate tas ng experience trying di erent wine, cheese, and chocolate pairings.
Loca on: Hy-Vee Club Room
Food Classes at Hy-Vee
Katrina Howard, RD, LDN, is the die an at the Hy-Vee on Sheridan Road. She is passionate about making nutri ous food taste amazing and loves sharing that knowledge. Join us in the upstairs club room to learn about a variety of healthy topics. These cooking classes will be fun, interac ve and come with food samples to give you an idea of how delicious healthy ea ng can be. Ages 18+
*Please note you will be making meals to take home during the 1/11 classes.
Kids in the Kitchen! Ages 4-9 • $10/class • All classes are 10-11 am
Family Pizza Night
Join us in the club room for this hands on cooking class where we will teach the whole family how to make pizza, homemade salad dressing, and a healthy dessert all from scratch! All recipes will feed a family of four.
Loca on: Hy-Vee Club Room. All ages. Fee-R/NR: $30
Introduc on to Digital Photography
For those who have just go en a new camera or for those who’ve go en past the scary parts and want to take the next step. We’ll prepare you for what ma ers in photography, from a grounding in composi on, to the basic founda on of controlling the basic elements of shu er speed, aperture, and ISO to tell the stories you want to tell. We’ll also teach you all the things you can “set and forget”, and get you thinking about the handful of things on your camera that ma er. Bring your camera and a fully charged ba ery to every class.
Instructor: David Vernon Age: 16+ Fee: $28/$32
Code
Day-Date
Cost
Time
Subject
77872
W: 1/11*
$40
5:30-6:30 pm
6 Slow Cooker Freezer Meals for 2
77873
W: 1/11*
$75
5:30-6:30 pm
6 Slow Cooker Freezer Meals for 4
77874
W: 2/8
$12
2-3 pm
Vegetarian Heart Healthy
77875
W: 3/8
$20
5:30-6:30 pm
Dumplings from Around the World
77876
W: 4/12
$20
2-3 pm
Spring Vegetables
Code
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At Franciscan Rec Center:
75681
M: 2/6-3/6
6-8:30 pm
77108
M: 4/17-5/15
6-8:30 pm
At Noble Center
77109
M: 3/13-4/10
6-8:30 pm
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72939
Sa: 1/21
Frozen Party - We will be making treats based on the Disney movie Frozen. There will even be an appearance from Elsa and Anna!
77512
Sa: 2/11
Be My Valen ne - Come make lots of chocolate treats for Valen ne's Day.
77510
Sa: 3/11
St. Patrick's Day- We will be celebra ng St. Patrick's day with fun green foods and rainbow recipes.
77509
Sa: 4/22
Sushi - Join us as we make di erent kinds of friendly sushi (no sh).
Age: 21+
Fee-R/NR: $20
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Time
77515
Th: 2/9
5:30-6:30 pm
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77516
Su: 4/9
5:00-6:30 pm
Fencing Classes
Musketeers
Play games that develop coordina on, balance, speed, and sportsmanship along with blade work and footwork. Each weapon type will be introduced and proper fencing techniques will be taught. Lots of games are included to make this class FUN!
Loca on: Peoria Fencing Academy
Fencing I
Do you want the mind of a chess player, the face of a poker player, the exibility of a gymnast, and the hand-eye coordina on of a video game master? Vanquish your opponent in this fun, yet controlled, safe environment. No prior knowledge is needed. You will learn
the proper techniques, condi oning exercises and footwork drills of the Olympic Sport of Fencing.
Loca on: Peoria Fencing Academy Age: 8-14 Fee-R/NR: $90/$95
Peoria Fencing Academy is located at 7726 N Pioneer Lane
Age: 5-7
Fee-R/NR: $90/$95
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Time
74905
M: 2/6-2/27
5:30-6:30 pm
74906
Sa: 2/4-2/25
10-11 am
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Time
74900
Tu: 2/7-2/28
5:30-6:30 pm
74901
W: 2/8-3/1
5:30-6:30 pm
74904
Th: 2/9-3/2
5:30-6:30 pm
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Sa: 2/4-2/18
10-11:30 am
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Youth Dance
Katie McLuckie, Fine Arts Manager • 688-3667 • [email protected]
CLASS LOCATION CODES
NCC =Noble Center Classroom (upstairs)
NCA=Noble Center Auditorium (downstairs)
FDS = Be y Merkel Ford Dance Studio at Franciscan Rec Complex
Noble Center (in Lakeview Park) Franciscan Recrea on Complex 1125 W Lake Ave, Peoria 908 Sterling Ave, West Peoria
DRESS CODE:
• Broadway Bound
Girls: Leotard, ghts, ballet and tap shoes
Boys: t-shirt, black ghts, shorts or jazz pants, ballet and tap shoes
• Ballet
Girls: Leotard, ghts and Ballet shoes
Boys: t-shirt, black ghts, black shorts or black jazz pants, ballet shoes • Tap
Girls: Leotard, ghts, t-shirt, jazz pants or shorts and tap shoes
Boys: t-shirt, shorts or jazz pants and tap shoes
• Jazz
Girls: Leotard, ghts, t-shirt, jazz pants or shorts and jazz shoes
Boys: t-shirt, shorts or jazz pants and jazz shoes
• Acroba cs and Tumbling
Leotard, unitard, or sweat pants and gym shoes
The PPD Dance Program is par ally funded by a grant from
Broadway Bitsies - Dance and Tumbling for Tots: Ages 2-3
Dance and tumbling class for our youngest Broadway stars! Class covers basic tap, ballet, jazz and tumbling pre-skills to get students ready for formal dance and tumbling classes. Students will hop, jump, sway, sing and tumble with fun music and mo ons speci c to the age and a en on span of the young child! Required: socks (not ghts), ballet shoes and tap shoes.
AT A GLANCE
These classes are a progressive program of dance instruc on. A dance revue will be held each April with costumes for any/all students in the youth dance program. Please note that students in dance lessons do not have to par cipate in the dance revue.
CLASS INFORMATION
Ballet - is the study of a speci c set of controlled movements and their terminology, designed to develop strength, grace and exibility.
Jazz - combines graceful techniques and fast-paced dancing to create many di erent expressions in mo on.
Tap - develops coordina on, ming, memory and rhythm skills.
Acroba cs - consists of balancing skills such as somersaults, headstands, and cartwheels which increase exibility and coordina on.
Students must meet the minimum
age requirement by the rst day of class. Con nuing, intermediate and advanced classes are for students with previous experience or instructor’s approval.
Dance Birthday Par es pg. 104
Shoe Exchange
We know how fast children grow and how it a ects your budget. We’re here to help with a box of pre-used dance shoes in assorted sizes available at the Ford Dance Studio. Our students may exchange a pair of shoes for any one pair in the box or donate any dance shoes in good condi on.
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Introduc on to Ballet I: Ages 3-5
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W: 1/25-3/29 Th: 1/26-3/30
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4:00-4:50 pm 4:30-5:20 pm
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3:30-4:20 pm 2:00-2:50 pm 5:00-5:50 pm
$73/$85.50 $73/$85.50 $73/$85.50
TBD FDS TBD FDS TBD FDS
Learn the fundamentals of dance such as rhythm, coordina on and crea ve movement while you prepare for barre work.
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Youth Dance
Katie McLuckie, Fine Arts Manager • 688-3667 • [email protected]
Introduc on to Ballet II: Ages 3-5
This is a con nua on of the fundamentals of dance such as rhythm, coordina on and crea ve movement, while you prepare for barre work. PREREQUISITE: INTRODUCTION TO BALLET I.
74526 W: 9/21-11/23 3:00-3:50 pm $73/$85.50 Mariah Aberle FDS
Broadway Bound: Ages 3-5 and 6-9
Tap, ballet and jazz will be taught in this combina on class learning basic steps to fun music.
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BROADWAY BOUND I: AGES 3-5
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77891
77892
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M: 1/23-3/27 Tu: 1/24-3/28 Tu: 1/24-3/28 W: 1/25-3/29 F: 1/20-3/24
3:30-4:20 pm 2:30-3:20 pm 4:30-5:20 pm 3:00-3:50 pm 5:00-5:50 pm
$73/$85.50 TBD FDS $73/$85.50 TBD FDS $73/$85.50 TBD FDS $73/$85.50 TBD FDS $73/$85.50 TBD FDS
Classical Ballet I: Ages 6-15
This introduc on class begins with the fundamentals of dance such as rhythm, coordina on, and crea ve movement. Dancers learn basic ballet terms, posi ons and barre work as well as simple combina ons.
77886 W: 1/25-3/29 6:00-6:50 pm $73/$85.50 Joan Halperin FDS
Classical Ballet II: Ages 6-15
Barre and centre oor work will be emphasized. PREREQUISITE: CLASSICAL BALLET I OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR. *No class 11/24. 77887 Th: 1/26-3/30 4:30-5:20 pm $73/$85.50 Joan Halperin FDS
Classical Ballet III: Ages 10-15
Barre and centre oor work for advanced students. PREREQUISITE: CLASSICAL BALLET II OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR. *No class 11/24. 77888 Th: 1/26-3/30 5:30-6:20 pm $73/$85.50 Joan Halperin FDS
Tap Dance
Tap classes are designed to develop rhythm, style and sound. Students will learn a variety of tap styles from Broadway to Rhythm tap. Exercises focus on building exibility of the knee and ankles, coordina on, and speed of movement. The class emphasis is on developing proper tap technique, producing clear tap sounds, and having fun.
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77940 5-7 77841 8-10 77942 11-13
Jazz
Tu: 1/24-3/28 Tu: 1/24-3/28 Tu: 1/24-3/28
5:30-6:20 pm 6:30-7:20 pm 7:30-8:20 pm
$73/$85.50 $73/$85.50 $73/$85.50
TBD FDS TBD FDS TBD FDS
Jazz class will focus on learning proper dance technique such as isola ons of the body, improving performance quality and developing complex rhythms and pa erns. Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz to help develop a well rounded dancer.
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M: 1/23-3/27 M: 1/23-3/27 F: 1/20-3/24
4:30-5:20 pm 5:30-6:20 pm 4:00-4:50 pm
$73/$85.50 $73/$85.50 $73/$85.50
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Acroba c & Tumbling - Beginner I: Ages 3-5 and 6-9
Stretches and tumbling exercises for the beginner, including cartwheels, front and back rolls and headstands. Children must remain seated at the mat during individual instruc on me. Long hair must be pulled back in bun or pony tail. Short hair should be out of face with a head band.
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77929 3-5 77930 3-5 77932 6-9
Sa: 1/21-3/25 Sa: 1/21-3/25 Sa: 1/21-3/25
9:00-9350 am 9:30-10:00 am 11:00-11:50 pm
$73/$85.50 $73/$85.50 $73/$85.50
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Acroba c & Tumbling - Beginner II: Ages 3-5
Con nua on of the skills learned, this class will focus on backbends, front and back limbers and round o s. Long hair must be pulled back in bun or pony tail. Short hair should be out of face with a head band. PREREQUISITE: ACROBATIC & TUMBLING BEGINNER I.
77931 Sa: 1/21-3/25 10:00-10:50 am $73/$85.50 TBD FDS
Superhero Tumble-Boys: Ages 3-8
What kid doesn't want to learn to be a superhero? Our tumbling class will teach boys how to ip, y and ght-evil-doers. Incorpora on of basic gymnas c skills will be implemented to tap into your li le superhero's abili es.
77935 3-4 F: 1/20-3/24 3:00-3:50 am $73/$85.50 TBD FDS 77936 5-8 Sa: 1/21-3/25 2:00-2:50 pm $73/$85.50 TBD FDS
Acroba c & Tumbling - Beginner II and III: Ages 6-9
Addi onal work to learn backbends, pull ups and front limbers without assistance. Long hair must be pulled back in bun or pony tail. Short hair should be out of face with a head band. PREREQUISITE: BEGINNER I.
77933 Sa: 1/21-3/25 12:00-12:50 pm $73/$85.50 TBD FDS
Acroba c & Tumbling - Intermediate and Advanced: Ages 6-16
Par cipants must be able to do backbends and pull-ups, front limbers and pull-ups without assistance. They should be ready for front and back walkovers, hand springs and Arabian limbers. Long hair must be pulled back in bun or pony tail. Short hair should be out of face with a head band. PREREQUISITE: BEGINNER II OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR.
77934 Sa: 1/21-3/25 1:00-1:50 pm $73/$85.50 TBD FDS
Street Jazz-Hip Hop: Ages 9-15
This exci ng new dance style can be seen in popular video produc ons. Used as a great body strengthening technique, dancers will learn the fundamentals of hip-hop. This course emphasizes movement, isola ons, stretching, strengthening, and rhythms. Dancers par cipate in warm- ups and learn fun rou nes.
77897 F: 1/20-3/24 7:00-7:50 pm $73/$85.50 TBD FDS
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Dancing with Our Stars
2017 SPRING DANCE RECITAL
Saturday, April 1st • 6:30 pm at the Peoria Civic Center Theatre
Tickets-$10 for adults $5 for Children 14 & Under Tickets available on March 1st at the Peoria Civic Center
VOLUNTEER! pg. 96-98
Calling all Dance students! Register now for our Annual Dance Recital! Demonstrate the skills you’ve learned in class! Any student enrolled in Acroba cs and Tumbling, Ballet, Broadway Bound, Broadway Bitsies, Jazz, Street Jazz, or Tap can register for the recital. Students are required to pay a costume fee. (Sorry, no refunds on costume fees). Register by 2/10/17. BONUS: Receive a $4 discount on the recital when you register for a class at the same me. Code: 77868, Costume Fee: R/NR - $55
A Night at
the Casbah
March 11th at 6:30 pm Admission: $3-adults/ $1-children 12 and under Noble Center Auditorium
A student Ha a
presented by Thais Banu featuring Middle Eastern Dance by Park Troupe Mirage and Peoria Park District Students
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Cheer and Dance Teams
Katie McLuckie, Fine Arts Manager • 688-3667 • [email protected]
Explosion Teams (Non Compe ve): Ages 5-13
Coach: Rachel Hayes
Sparkler and Dynamite Teams are designed for beginner cheerleaders who wish to learn and perfect their skills in tumbling, stun ng, cheers and pom-style dance. Students will have the opportunity to perform in the community with the Explosion ALL STAR team. Please wear tennis shoes, shorts and a t-shirt. Long hair must be in a ponytail. *No class 11/24.
77911 - Sparklers Age 5-7 Th: 1/26-3/30 6:00-7:00 pm NCC $73/$85.50 77913 - Dynamite Age 8-13 Th: 1/26-3/30 7:00-8:00 pm NCC $73/$85.50
Dance Team (Compe ve): Ages 8-13
Coach: Rachel Hayes
Have you ever wanted to be on a compe ve dance team? Well, here is your chance! Come join the Peoria Park District this spring as we travel and compete in local compe ons and exhibi ons. Members are required to wear black slip-on jazz shoes and all black clothing to prac ce. Parent mee ng on the rst night of prac ce. Fees and dates for compe ons will be discussed. PREREQUISITE: 1 year of dance experience or coach approval. Prac ces take place in the Fransiscan Rec Complex dance studio.
77923 Age 8-13 F: 1/20-3/24 8:00-9:00 pm FDS $73/$85.50
Swing Dancing: Ages 16+
Get an introduc on to 6-count swing, including basics, proper frame concepts and turns. You will enjoy dancing to the great big band sounds. The mix of rhythm and sound from today’s hot new bands will make your feet want to move. Must have partner. Fee is per couple.
77662 Su: 2/5-3/26 4:00-4:50 pm $78/$91 Don Coven NCA
Wedding Dance: Ages 16+
Get ready for that big event by learning the basics of ballroom, La n, swing and contemporary. Learn how to lead, follow, dip, etc. It’s perfect for anyone going to a wedding. Bring your song on tape or CD. Must have partner; fee is per couple.
77663 Su: 2/5-3/26 6:00-6:50 pm $78/$91 Don Coven NCA
Ballroom: Ages 16+
Learn the basic steps in waltz, fox trot, swing and cha cha. Dress code: No ip- ops and no tennis shoes. Must wear dance prac ce a re: slacks, casual dress, leather sole shoes. Must have partner; fee is per couple.
77659-Beginner Tu: 1/31-3/21 7:30-8:20 pm $78/$91 Don Coven NCA 77660-Intermediate Tu: 1/31-3/21 6:30-7:20 pm $78/$91 Don Coven NCA
Ballroom Without Partners:
Want to learn Ballroom Dancing and don't have a partner? This is your class! Come and learn without having to nd a partner.
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Adult Dance
Katie McLuckie, Fine Arts Manager • 688-3667 • [email protected]
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77661 Su: 2/5-3/26
Tap Dance: Ages 16+
Come tap dance with us!
77658-Beginner Tu: 1/31-4/4 77657-Intermediate Tu: 1/31-4/4
5:00 - 5:50 pm
4:30-5:20 pm 5:30-6:20 pm
$78/$91
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Don Coven NCA
Don Coven NCA Don Coven NCA
Find 50 Rock line dancing on page 44.
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Adult Dance
Katie McLuckie, Fine Arts Manager • 688-3667 • [email protected]
Class Loca on Codes:
NCC = Noble Center Classroom | FDS = Be y Merkel Ford Dance Studio at FRC | NCA = Noble Center Auditorium
Adult Ballet I & II: Ages 15+
Barre and centre oor work will be emphasized. Dress code: leotard and ghts or dance pants plus ballet shoes. 77656 W: 2/1-4/5 7:30-8:20 pm $78/$91 Joan Halperin FDS
Middle Eastern Belly Dance Intermediate I: Ages 16+
Women of all ages and sizes can enjoy the bene ts of this low impact dance. Con nue to build on the Founda on Moves and explore choreography. Bene ts -increases your sense of space and gracefulness. PREREQUISITE: INSTRUCTOR’S CONSENT.
77669 Th: 2/2-4/6 6:30-7:20 pm $78/$91 Thais Banu FDS
Middle Eastern Belly Dance Intermediate II: Ages 16+
For students who have taken Intermediate I and are ready for more advanced work. PREREQUISITE: INSTRUCTOR’S CONSENT. 77670 M: 1/30-4/3 6:30-7:20 pm $78/$91 Thais Banu FDS
Middle Eastern Belly Dance Advanced: Ages 16+
For students who have taken the Intermediate II class. PREREQUISITE: INSTRUCTOR’S CONSENT.
77671-Advanced M: 1/30-4/3 7:30-8:20 pm $78/$91 Thais Banu FDS 77672-Advanced Troupe Th: 2/2-4/13 7:30-9:00 pm Free Thais Banu FDS
Salsa: Ages 16+
Brush up on your club dancing and move to the beat of a fusion of tradi onal African and Cuban and other La n-American rhythms. You will learn dance moves in uenced by many Cuban dances such as Mambo, Cha Cha, Guaracha, Changuí, Palo Monte, Rumba, Abakuá, Comparsa, Mozambique and integrated swing dances. Singles welcome.
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Salsa I Salsa I Salsa I Salsa I Salsa II Salsa II
W: 2/1-3/1 W: 2/1-3/1 W: 3/15-4/12 W: 3/15-4/12 W: 2/1-3/1 W: 3/15-4/12
7:00-7:50 pm 10:00-10:50 am 7:00-7:50 pm 10:00-10:50 am 8:00-8:50 pm 8:00-8:50 pm
$48/$54 Ed and Bev Caballero NCC $48/$54 Ed and Bev Caballero NCC $48/$54 Ed and Bev Caballero NCC $48/$54 Ed and Bev Caballero NCC $48/$54 Ed and Bev Caballero NCC $48/$54 Ed and Bev Caballero NCC
Bachata: Ages 14+
Come enjoy the music and learn to do this authen c dance from the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean. It is a basic dance sequence in a full 8 count moving within a square. Simple to learn and fun to dance. No partner needed.
77667 Th: 2/2-3/2 10:00-10:50 am $48/$54 Ed and Bev Caballero NCC 77850 Th: 3/16-4/13 10:00-10:50 am $48/$54 Ed and Bev Caballero NCC
Cha Cha Singles: Ages 14+
The Cha Cha is one of the most popular of the social La n-American dances. The Cha Cha is a vibrant, amboyant and playful dance. The Cha Cha requires small steps and lots of hip mo on (Cuban mo on), as it is danced in 4/4 me. Singles welcome.
77668 Tu: 1/31-2/28 10:30-11:20 am $48/$54 Ed and Bev Caballero NCC 77851 Tu: 3/14-4/11 10:30-11:20 am $48/$54 Ed and Bev Caballero NCC
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Visual Arts
Katie McLuckie, Fine Arts Manager • 688-3667 • [email protected]
ALL VISUAL ARTS CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT THE NOBLE CENTER. MIN/MAX 6-12 FOR EACH CLASS.
Mixed Media-A Li le Bit of This and a Li le Bit of That: Ages 6-12 - Johnathan Walraven
This art class explores all media of art. Both 2D and 3D will be explored. Can be messy fun!
Crea ve Clay Building: Ages 6-14 - Johnathan Walraven Have a blast playing in the mud while learning the basic methods of po ery. You’ll learn how to decorate, glaze and nish pots.
The PPD Art Program is par ally funded by a grant from
Messy Monsters: Ages 6-9 - Johnathan Walraven
An art class that explores unconven onal ways to make art.
Ar st’s Pale e: Ages 7-14 - Johnathan Walraven
Young painters will learn to use tempra, watercolor and acrylic paints to create a s ll-life pain ng, a gura ve pain ng, and the pain ng of your wildest dreams! We will explore works by great master painters, then create our own. We’ll cover color mixing, brush use, and combining materials to make one of a kind works.
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77639
Th: 3/2-4/6
6:00-6:50 pm
$54/$64
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77637
Tu: 1/31-3/7
6:00-6:50 pm
$54/$64
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77638
Tu: 1/31-3/7
7:00-8:00 pm
$54/$64
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77640
Th: 3/2-4/6
7:00-7:50 pm
$54/$64
Drop-In Art Studio
with Johnathon Walraven
Ages 6-12 • Wednesdays • 5:30-6:30 pm
Ages 13+ • Wednesdays • 6:30-8:00 pm $5/drop-in or $45/10-visit punch card
Purchase a punch card at the Noble Center registra on desk.
Bridal Paint Party
By Reserva on Only on Saturdays and Sundays at Noble Center
$20/person (4 minimum, 15 maximum) Schedule some pain ng fun by making
a work of art for the bride-to-be! Each member will be led through the process of crea ng a small canvas pain ng with instructor Kris n Gentry and, when all put
together, will make one large work of art for the bride to hang in her home! All pain ng supplies will be provided. To schedule your class call 681-2861 or email [email protected]
Kids Birthday Paint Party
Ages 6-13 • Noble Center
By Reserva on Only on Saturdays and Sundays
$15/person (4 minimum, 15 maximum)
Paint a masterpiece for your next birthday party! Each member will be led through the process by instructor Kris n Gentry of pain ng a work of art to be adored for years to come. To schedule your party call 681- 2861 or email [email protected]
NEW! Perk and Paint
at the Riverplex - Classroom 3
Nervous to paint? Don't be! No talent or experience is necessary you to create a masterpiece! Our talented instructor will guide you step-by-step and you will be amazed at your very own work of ART! Sip co ee with friends, work on your brush strokes, and
make a memory to last a life me!
Fee-R/NR: $40
Find more birthday par es on pages 102-104.
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Drama
Katie McLuckie, Fine Arts Manager • 688-3667 • [email protected]
The PPD Drama Program is par ally funded by a grant from Illinois Arts Council.
Julia Krupa Fine Arts Scholarship
Community Children’s Theatre has established a scholarship for the study
of Fine Arts. Senior high school students and college freshman who have par cipated in CCT may apply for the scholarship by submi ng an applica on, which is available at the Noble Center. Applica on deadline is June 24th.
The recipient will be announced at the CCT performance on July 10.
ShiningStars: Ages 3-6
ShiningStars is a great way to introduce theatre to children! We are proud to present an exci ng drama c play program for preschoolers that uses fun exercises and games to encourage bravery, con dence, and crea vity when communica ng with others. In the course of each class, the children will work together as a team to share, listen, and respond. They will gain con dence in their bodies, their voices, and their minds. Each session concludes with a live produc on where the children work together to create backdrops, costumes, and star in the show!
Loca on: Noble Center, Instructor: Carrie Newman, Fee-R/NR: $85/$90
Theatre Education for Children (TEC)
For 60 years the Peoria Park District has o ered Theatre Educa on for children (TEC) classes to interested students in Peoria area schools. Our teachers meet with students at the school once a week and work on basic ac ng skills and theatre techniques and produce a short play to be presented at their school.
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77642
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The program culminates with pgs. 96-98 the Annual Drama Fes val on Saturday, May 6. The student
registra on fee is $35 per semester and scholarships are provided to any student with nancial need.
VOLUNTEER!
If you are interested in teaching, or would like to nd out how to get a program started at your school, call 681-2861.
Classes are held a er school. Registra on is taken at the school o ce. Classes begin the week of February 1st.
TEC
Classes are held a er school and registra on is taken at the school o ce. Classes begin the week of February.
Par cipa ng Schools: Charter Oak, Holy Family, Kellar, Ridgeview and Woodrow Wilson.
We are now o ering a TEC class at the Noble Center! If you do not a end a par cipa ng school, sign up here to be a member of the TEC Program! This is the only class that runs in the evening. Wednesdays, beginning 2/1/17, 5:00 pm, Code: 77643
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Community Children’s Theatre presents
Tickets: Adults - $15 • Children 12 & under/Seniors 62+ - $9
Tickets go on sale at the Noble Center June 12th or online at www.cctpeoria.org. For more informa on, please call 681-2861.
VOLUNTEER! *Performance signed for the hearing impaired pg. 96-98
Par ally supported by a grant from
Directed by Gil Cramer & Rebecca Sierra at Peoria Players Theatre
July 6th – 7:00 pm
July 7th – 1:30 pm & 7:00 pm
July 8th – 1:30 pm & 7:00 pm
July 9th – 1:30 pm*
Audi ons for Community Children’s Theatre’s The Lion King, Jr., directed by Gil Cramer & Rebecca Sierra, for ages 8-18, will be held Friday, April 21st at 6:00 pm and Saturday, April 22nd at 10:00 am at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Prepare a song to sing (not from this show) and bring your sheet music. Dress in comfortable clothing for dance movement. Performance dates July 6th-9th. No fee to audi on. Cast members will have $61 registra on fee.
Community Children’s Theatre’s Annual Drama Festival
Dona on Admission Saturday, May 6, 2017
Bonnie W. Noble Center Auditorium 10 am to 4 pm
VOLUNTEER! pg. 96-98
Par ally supported by a grant from
Come “play in the park” at our Annual Drama Fes val of award winning TEC school plays performed by Peoria students. Enjoy a day of live entertainment and fes val fun!
Auditions for Park Players
Park Players, under the direc on of Alex Larson, take imagina ve children's theatre to the parks and playgrounds of the city.
As a paid member of this troupe, young actors will gain professional experience. Interested high schoolers should wear comfortable clothing for movement and improvisa on exercises. Applicants should also be prepared to give three references, excluding family members.
Age: 14-18
Audi ons: Wednesday, April 12th or Thursday, April 13th at 5:30 pm
at Noble Center
Peoria Park District Performing Groups
Let one of these great groups entertain at your next function!
The Standard Rate (unless otherwise noted) for all groups is $82 for one or $154 for two performances on the same day, plus mileage if out of town. For bookings call 681-2861.
Park Troupe Mirage
Let our exo c troupe of dancers, under the direc on
of Thais Banu, take you on a journey through the Middle East performing tradi onal folk dances from the shores of the Southern Mediterranean and the Nile. Available year-round; will need electricity.
Peoria POPS Orchestra
Performances indoors or outdoors are possible, weather permi ng. Available year-
round, evenings and weekends only; fee is nego able.
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Music
Katie McLuckie, Fine Arts Manager • 688-3667 • [email protected]
Learn to Play Guitar
This easy instruc on for beginners will have you playing your favorite songs in no me. You provide your own acous c guitar. You will also need to purchase Mel Bay’s Easy Guitar Chords for $4.95 at Flores Music.
Loca on: Noble Center Instructor: David Lavalee Min/Max: 3-5 Fee-R/NR: $70/$80
Peoria POPS Spring Concert
Follow us on Facebook for Upcoming Spring Concert Date!
Tickets will be available at Five Points Washington, by calling
(309) 444-8222, or by visi ng www. vepointswashington.org
NEW! Learn to Play Trumpet
This easy instruc on for beginners will have you wailing out your favorite songs in no me! You provide your own trumpet. Loca on: Noble Center Instructor:
Min/Max: 3-5
Fee-R/NR: $70/$80
The PPD Music Program is partially funded by a grant from
Code
Age
Level
Day-Date
Time
77877
8-14
Beginner
T: 1/31-4/4
6:30-7:30 pm
77880
15+
Beginner
T: 1/31-4/4
7:30-8:20 pm
Code
Age
Level
Day-Date
Time
77634
8-14
Beginner
M: 1/30-4/3
5:00-5:55 pm
77635
15+
Beginner
M: 1/30-4/3
6:00-6:55 pm
77636
15+
Intermediate
M: 1/30-4/3
7:00-7:55 pm
Join the POPS!
Harold Greene, Conductor
O ering performance enhancement for musicians young and old, the Peoria POPS is conducted by a professional music educator. The group accepts students from Jr. High through adult who want to improve by playing with a full orchestra.
The Orchestra specializes in giving those who have not played for awhile a place to perform and bring back those wonderful music skills of their past. Pops also has a Swing Band and a Dixieland Band in which members can par cipate. POPS provides its members with the opportunity to perform in public at re rement and extended care facili es as well as town fes vals, the Illinois State Fair and our ever popular “Holiday Extravaganza”.
Membership fee is $30 a year. Rehearsals are on Monday evenings at the Noble Center. We are looking for Jr. High, homeschooled, high school, or adults wan ng to play. We would love to boost numbers in all sec ons, especially the String Sec on. For details contact POPS President Dick Hawley at (309) 472-3881 or [email protected]
Park District Youth License Plate
Get Licensed to Support Illinois Youth!
The sale and subsequent renewals of each plate generate $25 for the PowerPlay! Beyond School Grant Program, which funds youth programs in park and recrea on agencies throughout Illinois. The goal of the PowerPlay! program is to increase the number
of opportuni es designed to show youth the lifelong bene ts of tness, health and nutri on.
For more informa on contact IAPD at 217-523-4554 or [email protected]
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Piano/Keyboard 688-3667
Children’s Very Beginner/Begin Again
Age: 5-13
Many students and parents believe that piano lessons helped improve concentra on and hand/eye skills for school and sports. Learn the fun and easy way to play piano from a teacher who is pa ent and loves to teach everyone the joy of music. If you are a very beginner or want
to begin again, you will start by learning the basics of music and piano, how to read Treble and Bass Sta s, me signatures, and develop
ear training and performance e que e by solo and ensemble piano playing. There will be a performance during the last 20 minutes of your session. See registra on receipt for supply list and bring all supplies to the rst class.
Loca on: Don’s Music Land, Instructor: Maureen Murphy-Eaton
Pianos are available to rent at Don’s Music Land
Children and Teens Con nuing Students
Age: 5-16
Studies show piano instruc on enhances children and teen’s reasoning skills that are necessary for learning math and science. Con nuing piano lessons can encourage self con dence, poise and self-discipline. The teacher and students bond as a “music team” during lessons and this carries on at home with the parents during daily prac ce and during family/friends ac vi es. By learning at your own pace and individually in a group class, you will learn more key and me signatures, tempos, intervals, rests, etc. Bring piano and theory books you are currently using and to broaden your musical educa on, you will be introduced to addi onal choices. There will be a performance during the last 20 minutes of your session. See registra on receipt for supply list and bring all supplies to the rst class.
Loca on: Don’s Music Land, Instructor: Maureen Murphy-Eaton
Age: 5-18
Age: 12-18
Piano/Keyboard/Technic and Theory Classes
Age: 50+ Loca on: Don’s Music Land
Have you ever said to yourself: “I’ve always wanted to play the piano,” or “I wish I had never
quit taking piano lessons.” These comments are quite common. Studies have shown that
learning and playing piano will bene t you physically and mentally. As adults, we all need to enrich our lives and our minds! Come join the fun, make new friends, and learn a wonderful life-long hobby.
The classes below are for all students: Very Beginners, Begin Again, and Con nuing Students. All students are taught in a group se ng with each student taught individually. Choose the class me that is best for you!
Code
Day-Date
Time
Fee
76650
Tu: 1/24-4/4
4-4:45 pm
R/NR: $115/$130
76684
Tu: 4/25-5/23
4-4:45 pm
R/NR: $70/$80
Code
Day-Date
Time
76651
Tu: 1/24-4/4
4:45-5:30 pm
R/NR: $115/$130
76653
Tu: 1/24-4/4
5:30-6:15 pm
R/NR: $115/$130
76685
Tu: 4/25-5/23
4:45-5:30 pm
R/NR: $70/$80
76686
Tu: 4/25-5/23
5:30-6:15 pm
R/NR: $70/$80
Code
Day-Date
Time
76666
Tu: 1/24-4/4
6:15-7 pm
R/NR: $115/$130
76687
Tu: 4/25-5/23
6:15-7 pm
R/NR: $70/$80
Code
Date
Time
Cost
77575
Tu: 1/24-4/3
3:00-3:50 pm
$130
77871
Tu: 1/24-4/3
2:00-2:50 pm
$130
77577
Tu: 1/24-4/3
1:00-1:50 pm
$130
77578
Tu: 4/25-5/23
1:00-1:50 pm
$130
77870
Tu: 4/25-5/23
2:00-2:50 pm
$130
77576
Tu: 4/25-5/23
3:00-3:50 pm
$130
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Fitness
For class descriptions, turn to the facility page in the Playbook.
FOREST PARK NATURE CENTER (FPNC): 5809 N Forest Park Dr., Peoria Heights - p. 35 FRANCISCAN REC COMPLEX (FRC): 908 Sterling Ave, West Peoria - p. 53
LAKEVIEW REC CENTER (LRC): 1013 W Lake Ave, Peoria - p. 68
NOBLE CENTER (NC): 1125 W Lake, Peoria - p. 52
OWENS CENTER (OC): 1019 W Lake, Peoria - p. 18
PROCTOR REC CENTER (Proctor): 309 S. DuSable, Peoria - p. 77
Class
Ages
Day-Dates
Time
Loca on
Instructor
Fee-R/NR
DROP-IN YOGA
16+
16+
13+
16+
16+
16+
16+
16+
16+
16+
16+ 16+ 16+
Mondays Mondays Mondays Mondays Mondays
Tuesdays
Wednesdays Wednesdays Wednesdays Wednesdays
Fridays Fridays Fridays
8:30 am 12:00 pm 5:30-6:45 pm 6:15 pm
6:30 pm
11:00 am
8:30 am 12:00 pm 6:15 pm 6:30 pm
8:30 am 9:30 am 12:00 pm
NC NC FPNC NC FRC
FRC
NC NC NC FRC
NC FRC NC
Vicki Culbertson Ellen Vosburg Jean Sloan
Ellen Vosburg Vicki Culbertson
Jill Feinberg
Vicki Culbertson Tamela VonOsdol Ellen Vosberg Vicki Culbertson
Vicki Culbertson Jill Feinberg Vosberg/VonOsdol
$4.50 drop-in $4.50 drop-in $10.00 drop-in $4.50 drop-in $4.50 drop-in
$4.50 drop-in
$4.50 drop-in $4.50 drop-in $4.50 drop-in $4.50 drop-in
$4.50 drop-in $4.50 drop-in $4.50 drop-in
DROP-IN TOTAL BODY CONDITIONING
16+ 16+
Mondays Wednesdays
5:30 pm 5:30 pm
FRC FRC
Vicki Culbertson Vicki Culbertson
$4.50 drop-in $4.50 drop-in
DROP-IN ZUMBA SENTAO
16+
Mondays
6:30 pm
Proctor
Debracca Hangen
$2.00 drop-in
DROP-IN HIP/HOP AEROBICS
16+
Tuesdays
5:45-6:15 pm
Proctor
$2.00 drop-in
50 ROCK FUN AND FIT
50+ 50+
Mon, Wed, Fri Mon, Wed, Fri
8:00-8:50 am 9:00-9:50 am
FRC NC
$3.50 drop-in $3.50 drop-in
50 ROCK CORE & MORE
50+ 50+
Mon, Wed Mon, Wed
8:55-9:25 am 10:00-10:30 am
FRC NC
$3.00 drop-in $3.00 drop-in
ADULT FIT SKATING
18+
Wednesdays
12:15 pm
OC
$72/$82
LUNCH HOUR NOON BALL
18+
Mon-Fri
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Proctor
$3.00 drop-in
OPEN BASKETBALL
18+
Mon-Fri
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Proctor
Money-saving punch cards are available for all drop-in classes. Please nd details on each facility page or from the instructor.
We o er land and water classes every week at Peoria’s Premier Fitness Facility - the RiverPlex! Buy a single class or 10-visit pass for $50 and par cipate in any one of our 100+ tness and aqua c exercise classes each week. See page 8 for more informa on.
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LOCATIONS


Lakeview Recreation Center
1013 W Lake Ave • 681-2867 facebook.com/lakeviewreccenter
AT A GLANCE
Lakeview Recrea on Center is a mul -purpose facility located inside Lakeview Park in the center of Peoria. It features a two-court gymnasium,
a large mul -purpose room and two smaller community rooms. Scheduled programs, open gyms, birthday par es, community classes, a summer day camp and addi onal events will be hosted. The facility is accessible to people with disabili es.
MANAGER
Nick McDu ee: nmcdu [email protected]
RENT LAKEVIEW REC CENTER
See pg. 99
LAKEVIEW REC CENTER BIRTHDAYS
See pg. 103
Presidents’ Day
Camp
for Ages 5-12
With no school on this holiday, look at this fun alterna ve to give your kids a fun- lled way to spend their day o from school!
Open Gym Schedules:
Adult Badminton
Sundays, 1/8-4/23*
$5 per visit • 9-11 am *No Badminton on 2/19
Adult Volleyball
Mondays, 1/16-4/24* • 8/10 pm
$3 per visit or $25/10-visit punch card
Adult Pickleball
Mondays and Fridays, 1/2-4/28* • 9-11 am $3 per visit or $25/10-visit punch card
*No Pickleball on 2/20, 4/10, 4/14, 4/17
Pickleball "Boot Camp"
Want to learn how to play? Check out these Pickleball lessons at Lakeview Recrea on Center. Fee: $30
Min/Max: 10-32
Fee-R/NR: $30/$34
Code
Day-Date
Time
77624
M: 2/20
7 am-5:30 pm
Spring Break Camp
for Ages 5-12
Looking for something for your kids to
do over spring break? Enroll them in the Lakeview Spring Break Camp. Kids will stay busy with fun ac vi es all week long!
Min/Max: 10-32
Fee-R/NR: $30/$34
Code
Day-Date
Time
77517
M: 4/10
7 am-5:30 pm
77518
Tu: 4/11
7 am-5:30 pm
77519
W: 4/12
7 am-5:30 pm
77520
Th: 4/13
7 am-5:30 pm
77521
F: 4/14
7 am-5:30 pm
77522
M: 4/17
7 am-5:30 pm
77524
All 6 Days
Cost: $170/$194
Code
Day-Date
Time
77654
W: 2/1-2/15
9-11 am
77655
W: 5/10-5/24
9-11 am
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Happy Feet Soccer - page 71 Youth sports - page 73
More pickleball - page 53 & 75 More 18+ sports - page 75 More 18+ tness - page 67
Have your birthday at Lakeview Recrea on Center! See page 103


Baseball
Nick McDuffee, Coordinator • 688-3667 • [email protected]
Tee Ball: ages 4-5 as of 4/30/17
COACH! Page 97
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MAY 19
This is a non-compe ve introduc on to baseball for boys and girls ages 4 to 5. The basics of ba ng, elding, catching, throwing, running, and safety are stressed in drills and game situa ons. Players must bring a baseball glove. Par cipants will receive a shirt and cap. All Saturday prac ces and games will be held at Peoria Stadium. Saturday mes will vary.
Parent and player MUST ATTEND Parent- Athlete-Coach (PAC) Mee ng at Lakeview Recrea on Center on Wednesday, May 31 to meet their coach and get a schedule. Lakeview Recrea on Center is located at 1013 W. Lake Avenue in Peoria.
SEASON RUNS JUNE 6-JULY 22 •
FEE-R/NR: $43/$48
Code
Prac ces
Mandatory PAC Mee ng
Games
at FRANCISCAN REC COMPLEX
77591
Tuesdays, 5:30-6:25 pm
5/31, 5:30 pm
Games will be held on Saturdays at Peoria Stadium.
77592
Tuesdays, 6:30-7:25 pm
5/31, 5:30 pm
77593
Thursdays, 5:30-6:25pm
5/31, 5:30 pm
77594
Thursdays, 6:30-7:25pm
5/31, 5:30 pm
at KELLAR SCHOOL
77598
Tuesdays, 5:30-6:25 pm
5/31, 6:10 pm
Games will be held on Saturdays at Peoria Stadium.
77599
Tuesdays, 6:30-7:25 pm
5/31, 6:10 pm
77600
Thursdays, 5:30-6:25 pm
5/31, 6:10 pm
77601
Thursdays, 6:30-7:25 pm
5/31, 6:10 pm
Coach Pitch: ages 6-8 as of 4/30/17
COACH! Page 97
FEE-R/NR: $48/$53
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MAY 19
Coaches pitch to hi ers in this league. All players (ages 6-8) must play a minimum of 3 innings on defense and play o ense throughout the en re game. This league is fun, non-compe ve and stresses the fundamentals. Includes t-shirt and cap.
Seven-year-olds may choose between Coach Pitch A and AA based on the child’s ability. Seven-year-olds who are comfortable playing catch and consistently hit a pitched ball should sign up for AA.
All Saturday prac ces and games will be held at Peoria Stadium. Saturday mes will vary. There will be a mandatory PAC (Parent-Athlete-Coach) mee ng held at Lakeview Recrea on Center, located at 1013 W. Lake Avenue in Peoria, for all registered players and their parents on Wednesday, May 31.
SEASON RUNS JUNE 6-JULY 23 •
Code
Age, Level
Prac ces/Games
Mandatory PAC Mee ng
at FRANCISCAN REC COMPLEX
77602
6-7, A
M, W, Sa
5/31, 6:50 pm
77605
7-8, AA
M, W, Sa
5/31, 7:30 pm
at KELLAR SCHOOL
77604
6-7, A
M, W, Sa
5/31, 6:50 pm
77607
7-8, AA
M, W, Sa
5/31, 7:30 pm
Find Pee Wee Baseball on page 73.
Youth Sports Gold Sponsors
Youth Sports Silver Sponsors
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Minors and Majors: ages 9-12
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: APRIL 29
MINORS - Must be 9 by 4/30: Players
begin pitching. Each player will play at least half the game on defense and full game on o ense. Shirt, cap and socks provided; white baseball pants suggested.
COACH! Page 97
*Parent and player MUST ATTEND the Parent-Athlete-Coach (PAC) Mee ng on May 10 at Lakeview Recrea on Center, located at 1013 W. Lake Avenue in Peoria.
Pony Baseball: ages 13-14
Old Timers Pony Baseball
The Peoria Park District and Old Timers Baseball Associa on invite all eligible 13 and 14 year olds to play in this league.
Prac ces begin the week of April 17 as determined by each coach. Games are either played on weeknights or Saturday mornings.
The league consists of teams from area communi es, with an interleague home and away schedule. All players will bat and must play at least half of the game on defense. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: APRIL 1
Increase Your Skills
facebook.com/PPDSports
SEASON RUNS MAY 15 - JULY 8
League - Age
Code
Mandatory PAC Mee ng
Prac ces/ Games
Fee-R/NR
at VON STEUBEN
MINORS - 9-10
77610
5/10, 5:30 pm
Mon, Wed, Sat
$53/$58
MAJORS - 11-12
77613
5/10, 6:15 pm
Tues, Thurs, Sat
$58/$63
MAJORS - Must be 11 by 4/30: Stealing is
allowed. Players will play at least half the
game on defense and full game on o ense. Shirt, cap and socks provided; white baseball pants suggested.
Code
Dates
Fee-R/NR
77615
4/17-7/8
$63/$68
Preseason Baseball Clinic
Lakeview Recrea on Center
Get ready for the season with our preseason baseball clinic. You will work on all of the skills that will help you have a successful season. Will play outside when possible.
Fee-R/NR: $35/$40
Youth Baseball Morning Clinics: ages 9-12
Von Steuben School
Come prac ce your game in this ve week morning clinic. Put in the extra work to take your skills to the next level. You will get an opportunity to work on hi ng, elding, base running and pitching.
Fee: $30 if you play PPD youth baseball; $45 if you do not.
Code
Day-Date
Time
77614
Tu, Th: 5/30-6/29
10 am-12 pm
Code
Age
Day-Date
Time
77618
6-8
Sa: 4/8-5/13
8:45-9:40am
77619
9-10
Sa: 4/8-5/13
9:45-10:40am
77620
11-12
Sa: 4/8-5/13
10:45-11:40am
Proudly supporting the Peoria Park District 801 W. Birchwood
Morton, IL 309-266-2400
Preseason Pitching/Catching Clinic
Lakeview Recrea on Center
Hone your pitching and catching skills before the season begins. Learn the proper mechanics to increase pitch velocity and accuracy. Also learn the best techniques to block pitches and throw out base runners. All skill levels are welcome.
Fee-R/NR: $35/$40
Code
Age
Day-Date
Time
77621
9-10
W: 3/29-5/3
5:30-6:25pm
77622
11-12
W: 3/29-5/3
6:30-7:25pm
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Paid umpires are needed for Youth and Pony Baseball. Paid umpires and scorekeepers are also needed for Adult So ball. Experience preferred but not required. If interested, call Nick McDu ee at 309-681-2867.


Soccer
688-3667 • [email protected]
HAPPY FEET SOCCER: AGES 2-5
is a fun “story- me with a soccer ball” program for kids ages 2-5. Each session has a 30-45 minute structured soccer ac vity including a 15 minute game scenario to showcase soccer skills. Happy Feet is designed to con nually use its kid friendly curriculum to ensure kids are having an absolute blast while developing essen al physical skills. Each of the league sessions builds on the last and our coaches use por ons of the curriculum that are appropriate for both age and skill level.
PEORIA PARK DISTRICT FREE SOCCER COACHES TRAINING
by Stefan King of FC Peoria
Sunday, March 26 • 5:30-8:00pm Mossville Soccer Complex
Dinner will be provided for those who pre-register for this event.
This program is required for all NEW soccer coaches to the Peoria Park District Youth Soccer Program. This training provides you with the knowledge to teach proper fundamental soccer skills and communicate be er with young athletes. Seasoned coaches or parents that just want to help coach their 4 or 5 year olds will bene t from this program and will feel much more comfortable a er going through the program. Contact 681-2866 for details.
Fee-R/NR: $36/$41 Min/Max: 6/12 Indoors at Lakeview Recrea on Center
Outdoors at Lakeview Recrea on Center
Outdoors at Mossville Soccer Complex
Code
Age
Day-Date
Time
74728
2
Tu: 1/24-2/21
9:30-10:00 am
74749
3
Tu: 1/24-2/21
10:00-10:30 am
74729
4-5
Tu: 1/24-2/21
10:30-11:00 am
74732
2
Th: 1/26-2/23
9:30-10:00 am
74733
3
Th: 1/26-2/23
10:00-10:30 am
74734
4-5
Th: 1/26-2/23
10:30-11:00 am
74738
2
W: 1/25-2/22
5:30-6:00 pm
74748
2
W: 1/25-2/22
6:05-6:35 pm
74739
3
W: 1/25-2/22
5:30-6:00 pm
Code
Age
Day-Date
Time
74740
3
W: 1/25-2/22
6:05-6:35 pm
74707
2
Tu: 4/18-5/23
5:30-6:15 pm
74708
2
Tu: 4/18-5/23
6:15-7:00 pm
74709
3
Tu: 4/18-5/23
5:30-6:15 pm
74710
3
Tu: 4/18-5/23
6:15-7:00 pm
74711
2
W: 4/19-5/24
5:30-6:15 pm
74712
2
W: 4/19-5/24
6:15-7:00 pm
74713
3
W: 4/19-5/24
5:30-6:15 pm
74714
3
W: 4/19-5/24
6:15-7:00 pm
74747
2
Sa: 4/22-6/3*
8:45-9:30 am
74746
2
Sa: 4/22-6/3*
9:30-10:15 am
74720
3
Sa: 4/22-6/3*
8:45-9:30 am
74721
3
Sa: 4/22-6/3*
9:30-10:15 am
Code
Age
Day-Date
Time
74716
2
Th: 4/20-5/25
5:30-6:15 pm
74717
2
Th: 4/20-5/25
6:15-7:00 pm
74718
3
Th: 4/20-5/25
5:30-6:15 pm
75719
3
Th: 4/20-5/25
6:15-7:00 pm
74715
2
Sa: 4/22-6/3
10:45-11:30 am
74751
3
Sa: 4/22-6/3
10:45-11:30 am
Indoors at Lakeview Recrea on Center
Code
Age
Day-Date
Time
74730
2
Tu: 2/28-3/28
9:30-10:00 am
74731
3
Tu: 2/28-3/28
10:00-10:30 am
74750
4-5
Tu: 2/28-3/28
10:30-11:00 am
74735
2
Th: 3/2-3/30
9:30-10:00 am
74736
3
Th: 3/2-3/30
10:00-10:30 am
74737
4-5
Th: 3/2-3/30
10:30-11:00 am
74742
2
W: 3/1-3/29
5:30-6:00 pm
74743
2
W: 3/1-3/29
6:05-6:35 pm
74744
3
W: 3/1-3/29
5:30-6:00 pm
74745
3
W: 3/1-3/29
6:05-6:35 pm
Indoors at RiverPlex
*Class on 4/29 will be at Detweiller Park
Find more youth soccer for ages 3-5 on page 72.
Find adult soccer on page 75.
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Soccer Skills Camp
Kindergarten-5th Grade
Come out for this soccer clinic being put on by the Peoria Park District and FC Peoria. This program will work on the individual skills of dribbling, passing, shoo ng and ball handling. Players will par cipate in game-related ac vi es with small sided games. Soccer shin guards are required and cleats are recommended.
Loca on: Mossville Soccer Complex. Min/Max: 6-36
Code
Grade
Day-Date
Time
Fee-R/NR:
74779
K-1
Tu-Th: 4/11-4/13
5:30-7 pm
$25/$35
74780
2-5
Tu-Th: 4/11-4/13
5:30-7 pm
$25/$35
Code
Age
Day-Date
Time
74722
2
F: 1/27-2/24
9:30-10:00 am
74723
3
F: 1/27-2/24
10:00-10:30 am
74724
4-5
F: 1/27-2/24
10:30-11:00 am
74725
2
F: 3/3-3/31
9:30-10:00 am
74726
3
F: 3/3-3/31
10:00-10:30 am
74727
4-5
F: 3/3-3/31
10:30-11:00 am
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FREE!


YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE
Season runs March 27 - May 20
at Mossville Soccer Complex REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 13 (or when league is full)
* There is a $5 late fee for registering a er 3/13.
Soccer is a Kick!
COACH! Page 97
Soccer is a sport every
youngster can have fun
playing while learning about teamwork, developing individual skills and maintaining a good level of physical tness. This recrea onal league allows each child to par cipate in every game. The size of the ball and eld are propor onal to the age of the par cipants to help foster soccer skills, rule knowledge and game strategies.
Registra on Informa on
Code
League
Sex/Age
PAC Mee ng
Sessions per Week
Prac ce/ Game Days*
Fee- R/NR
74783
Mighty Mites
CO-ED/ age 4 by 3/27/16
3/23: 5:30- 6:00 pm
2
M or Tu & Sa 7 games
$43/$48
74784
Pee Wees
CO-ED/ age 5 or in K by 3/27/16
3/23: 6:15- 6:45 pm
2
W or Th & Sa 7 games
$43/$48
74785
Kickers
CO-ED 1st Grade
3/22: 5:30- 6:00 pm
3
M, W, Sa 10 games
$48/$53
74786
Strikers
BOYS 2nd-3rd Grade
3/22: 6:15- 6:45 pm
3
Tu, Th, Sa 10 games
$48/$53
74787
Strikers
GIRLS 2nd- 3rd Grade
3/22: 6:15- 6:45 pm
3
Tu, Th, Sa 10 games
$48/$53
74788
Shooters
BOYS 4th- 5th Grade
3/22: 7:00- 7:30 pm
3
M, W, Sa 10 games
$48/$53
74789
Shooters
GIRLS 4th-5th Grade
3/22: 7:00- 7:30 pm
3
M, W, Sa 10 games
$48/$53
74790
Varsity
BOYS 6th- 8th Grade
Packets mailed out
3
Tu, Th, Sa 10 games
$53/$58
74791
Varsity
GIRLS 6th- 8th Grade
Packets mailed out
3
Tu, Th, Sa 10 games
$53/$58
NOTE: Weekday prac ces/games will vary (for one hour) either at 5:30 or 6:30 pm. Saturday games will run for one hour, and vary between 8:30 am and 1:00 pm
• Registra on will be taken up to March 13 or un l league is full. There will be a $5 late fee for registering a er March 13. Registra ons received a er league lls will be placed on a wait list. Players will then be placed as openings become available. There will also be no special requests considered on these late registra ons.
• Special requests are not guaranteed, but will be honored if possible and are limited to ONE request per child.
• Forming teams with mul ple players will not be permi ed.
• NOTE: Fridays may be u lized as make up days.
Mandatory PAC Mee ng
There will be a mandatory PAC (Parent- Athlete-Coach) mee ng held at Lakeview Recrea on Center for all players (except Varsity) and their parents (see chart for date/ me). This is where you will meet your coach, nd out when the rst prac ce is, and get your schedule. We will not be phoning or mailing you this informa on, so it is cri cal to a end.
Uniform/Equipment
REQUIRED: Shin guards provided by player RECOMMENDED: Soccer cleats, shorts PROVIDED: T-shirt and par cipa on award. Varsity players also get socks.
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Youth Outdoor Select Soccer League U8-U11
Entry Deadline: Friday, March 17
Season Begins: Weekend of April 8
Fees: $225 per team (U8-U9), $300 per team (U10-U11)
Girls and boys leagues consist of a 6-game season. All games take place at Mossville Soccer Complex on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturday or Sundays. For registra on informa on, call 681-2866 or email athle [email protected]
CHECK OUT FOOTGOLF THIS SPRING WHEN DETWEILLER GOLF COURSE OPENS!
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Sign your travel team up for this local Soccer League!


Youth Sports Classes 688-3667 • [email protected]
YOUTH INDOOR SOCCER!
Looking for a place to have your 4-5 year old play indoor soccer? Sign up for this indoor soccer league played at Lakeview Recrea on Center in Lakeview Park. Sessions will run for 45 minutes with two prac ces and ve games. Shinguards are recommended for this program. Time will be emailed to you the week prior. Volunteer coaches needed - please contact us if you are interested in coaching.
Loca on: Lakeview Rec Center Fee: $30
Code
Day-Date
Time
74792
Sa: 1/28-3/11
9:00-11:00 am
Li le Pint Soccer: Ages 3-4
This class will provide an introduc on to the fundamentals of soccer, including passing, dribbling and shoo ng. Shinguards are not required but recommended and must be provided by par cipant. Min/Max: 4-12 Fee-R/NR: $27/$32
Pee Wee Baseball: Ages 5-6
This class will provide an introduc on to throwing, catching, hi ng and baserunning while emphasizing sportsmanship and fun. Par cipants should bring a glove as only a limited quan ty are available. Min/Max: 4-12 Fee-R/NR: $30/$35
Pee Wee Flag Football: Ages 4-6
This class will introduce par cipants to the sport of football in going over passing, catching, ag pulling, and defense while emphasizing sportsmanship and fun. All equipment is furnished.
Li le Pint All Star Sports: Ages 3-4
This class will provide an introduc on to athle cs by covering a new sport each week. We use scaled down equipment and cover the basic rules and skills of basketball, football, baseball, oor hockey and soccer.
Code
Day-Date
Time
Loca on
74810
W: 1/25-2/22
4:15-5:00 pm
FRC
74813
W: 3/1-3/29
5:00-5:45 pm
FRC
74816
Sa: 1/28-2/25
8:45-9:30 am
Lakeview
74818
Sa: 3/4-4/1
8:45-9:30 am
Lakeview
Min/Max: 4-12
Fee-R/NR: $27/$32
Code
Day-Date
Time
Loca on
74814
W: 3/1-3/29
5:45-6:45 pm
FRC
74817
Sa: 3/4-4/1
10:15-11:15 am
Lakeview
Code
Day-Date
Time
Loca on
74815
M: 1/23-2/20
4:30-5:15 pm
FRC
74823
M: 2/27-3/27
4:30-5:15 pm
FRC
74811
W: 1/25-2/22
5:00-5:45 pm
FRC
74812
W: 3/1-3/29
4:15-5:00 pm
FRC
74820
Sa: 1/28-2/25
9:30-10:15 pm
Lakeview
74821
Sa: 3/4-4/1
9:30-10:15 am
Lakeview
Min/Max: 4-12
Fee-R/NR: $30/$35
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Code
Day-Date
Time
Loca on
74822
W: 1/25-2/22
5:45-6:45 pm
FRC
74819
Sa: 1/28-2/25
10:15-11:15 am
Lakeview
Find more youth soccer on pages 71-72.
Find more youth baseball on pages 69-70.
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Simply text the corresponding keyword
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KICKBALL FRC PICKLEBALL YSOCCER ASOCCER TEEBALL COACHPITCH
Adult Kickball League
Franciscan Rec Complex programs Pickleball programs
Youth Soccer
Adult Soccer
Tee Ball
Coach Pitch
BASEBALL MSOFTBALL TSOFTBALL WSOFTBALL THSOFTBALL FSOFTBALL SSOFTBALL
Minors/Majors
Monday Night So ball Tuesday Night So ball Wednesday Night So ball Thursday Night So ball Friday Night So ball Sunday Night So ball
BASKETBALL SANDVBALL LAKEVIEW
Youth Basketball League
Adult Sand Volleyball Lakeview Rec Center programs
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Youth Basketball
Nick McDuffee, Manager • 688-3667 • [email protected]
Youth Basketball Leagues
Basketball for Youth
Learn and prac ce the
basic skills of basketball
and play a game each class.
Taught by experienced
youth basketball instructor
Greg Joyce, lessons
emphasize individual skill
development in dribbling,
passing and cu ng and
con dence and teamwork
in game play. Suitable for beginners and intermediate players. During games, players are matched by height and ability. Bring your own basketball for skill instruc on and shoo ng prac ce. A limited number of basketballs are available at each school. Instructor: Greg Joyce
Age: 8-12 Fee-R/NR: $25/$30
Basketball for Youth Extra
Learn and prac ce addi onal basketball skills and play a game each class. Par cipants should have some previous experience with basic skills. In this class, students will learn addi onal dribbling skills, se ng screens, cu ng and moving without the ball and defense. During games, players are matched by height and ability. Bring your own basketball for skill instruc on and shoo ng prac ce. A limited number of basketballs are available at each school.
Youth of all ability levels, from the rst me
hoopster to the backyard superstar, will learn the
skills necessary to enjoy the sport of basketball for
life. Under the instruc on of volunteer coaches, par cipants will develop techniques, knowledge and strategy with emphasis on fun, sportsmanship and fair play.
• 5 Years-Kindergarten: The 5-year old/kindergarten league will involve 30 minutes of prac ce me. Children will then be divided into teams and play a game for the nal 30 minutes.
• Grades 1-4: Prac ces are one hour at 5:30 or 6:30 pm.
• Grades 5-6: Prac ces are one hour at 7:30 pm.
• Grades 1-6: Games are played on Saturday mornings
at 9, 10 or 11 am.
• Parent-Athlete-Coach (PAC) Mee ngs are mandatory. Winter Leagues at Lakeview Rec Center
Dates: 1/18-3/13
COACH! Page 97
Code
Day-Date
Time
Loca on
74862
F: 2/15-3/22
6:20-8:00 pm
Keller
74864
W: 2/10-3/17
6:20-8:00 pm
Northmoor
Code
Grade
Prac ce Days
PAC Mee ng at Lakeview
Fee-R/NR
73982
Co-Ed 5 years - K
M, W
W: 1/18, 5:30 pm
$60/$65
73985
Co-Ed 1st-2nd
M, Sa
W: 1/18, 5:30 pm
$60/$65
73986
Co-Ed 1st-2nd
W, Sa
W: 1/18, 5:30 pm
$60/$65
73991
Boys 3rd-4th
M, Sa
W: 1/18, 6:15 pm
$60/$65
73992
Boys 3rd-4th
W, Sa
W: 1/18, 6:15 pm
$60/$65
77514
Boys 5th-6th
W, Sa
W: 1/18, 6:15 pm
$60/$65
73993
Girls 3rd-4th
M, Sa
W: 1/18, 6:15 pm
$60/$65
73994
Girls 3rd-4th
W, Sa
W: 1/18, 6:15 pm
$60/$65
73995
Girls 5th-6th
M, Sa
W: 1/18, 6:15 pm
$60/$65
Instructor: Greg Joyce
Age: 8-12
Loca on: Kellar School
Fee-R/NR: $20/$23
Code
Day-Date
Time
Loca on
74865
W: 3/29-4/26
6:20-8:00 pm
Keller
74866
F: 3/31-4/28
6:20-8:00 pm
Northmoor
‘We Got Game’ Youth Fundamental Skills Basketball Clinic
For boys and girls in the 3rd and 4th grade who love basketball and aren’t old enough to be part of a league. Learn to dribble, pass and shoot the basketball. The camp is taught by Jonelle Polk McCloud, former professional player and college basketball coach.
Par cipants receive a t-shirt. Fee: $15 Center
Loca on: Proctor
Girls Middle School
Basketball League
Proctor Center is the place to be for girls to play basketball through the cold months. By playing all year round their fundamental skills can only get be er. This will help them before they get to high school. Bring your school team or a travel team. Volunteer coaches needed! A re: shorts, shirts, gym shoes. For girls grades 5-8.
Fee: $15 Loca on: Proctor Center
Code
Day-Date
Time
76200
Sa: 1/7-2/13
10:15-11 am
Code
Start Date
Time
76206
M: 1/23-3/20
5-8 pm
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Adult Sports
688-3667 • [email protected]
Volleyball
Co-Rec 6’s Sand Volleyball Leagues
10 Game Season
Co-rec “A” and “B” divisions will play on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. Teams of six players with at least two women on the court at all mes. Registra on begins on a team basis only on 4/3 un l leagues ll.
Season starts: May 15 Teams: 6 v. 6 style play
Loca on: Bradley Park
Team Fee-R/NR: $170/$185
Player Fee-R/NR: $10/$15
Adult Co-Rec Short Sand Volleyball Season
Want to play Sand Volleyball a second night each week? Try this new league that o ers a shorter, 6 game season from 7/9-8/13. Games will be played Sunday evenings.
Season starts: 7/9
Soccer
Adult Co-Rec Outdoor Soccer
Sundays beginning 5/7 • Deadline: 4/24
Loca on: Mossville Soccer Complex
Fee per player-R/NR: $35/$40
Teams: 7 v. 7 style play
8 Game Season
The 2016 Spring Adult Co-Rec Soccer League will consist of the following leagues: The A division will be for those more advanced or highly quali ed players, the B division for those with a mixture of advanced and recrea onal players and the C division will
be for those teams having predominantly recrea onal players.
All leagues will play on Sunday a ernoons at Mossville Soccer Complex..
A Code: 75903 • B Code: 75904 • C Code: 75905
Men’s Outdoor Soccer League
Mondays or Wednesdays beginning 4/17 • Deadline: 4/10 Loca on: Mossville Soccer Complex
Teams: 7 v. 7 style play
8 Game Season
Team Fee: $350
Code: 75906
Wiff leball
Wi eball Tournament
Saturday, February 4 • RiverPlex • $75 per team
With so ball just around the corner, warm up your skills with wi eball. Come out for this one-day tournament and enjoy the backyard game transformed into an indoor event. Teams will
be made up of ve players and will pitch to their own team. Each player will get two pitches, then run the bases like baseball. Code: 75915
Kickball
ADULT CO-REC KICKBALL
Sundays beginning 4/23 • 3:00-9:00 pm ( me varies) Loca on: Peoria Stadium • CODE: 75902
10 Game Season
Co-rec teams of 10-15 players (with at least 3 female players) will a empt to outrun their opponent with a li le friendly and enjoyable compe on. Registra on packets are available at the Noble Center, Franciscan Rec Complex, RiverPlex, or online. Registra on Deadline: 4/14
Team Fee-R/NR: $260/$280 (no player fees)
Forfeit Fee: $30
Loca on: Bradley Park
Team Fee-R/NR: $150/$165 (no players fees) Code: 75913
Adult Open Volleyball at Lakeview Rec Center
Mondays, 1/16-4/24 • 8-10 pm
$3 per visit or $25/10-visit punch Ages 18+
Dodgeball
Adult Co-Rec Dodgeball
Season starts 1/29 • 6:00-9:00 pm ( me varies)
Loca on: Franciscan Rec Complex • CODE: 75476
8 Game Season
Co-rec teams of 6 to 10 players (with at least two female players) will put it all on the line trying to outlast opponents. Registra on packets are available at the Noble Center, Franciscan Recrea on Complex, RiverPlex or online.
Registra on Deadline: 1/20
Team Fee-R/NR: $75/$80 Player Fee-R/NR: $10/$15
Pickleball
Adult Open Pickleball at Lakeview Rec Center
Mondays and Fridays, 1/2-4/28 • 9-11 am $3/visit or $25/10-visit punch • Ages 18+ No pickleball 2/20, 4/10, 4/14, 4/17
Adult Open Pickleball at Franciscan Rec Complex
$3/visit or $25/10-visit punch • Ages 18+
• Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1-3 pm through February 28 • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9-11 am March 2-May 30
• Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm
Free Pickleball Clinic: Ages 18+
Franciscan Rec Complex • W: 1/25, 1-3 pm
See page 53 for details.
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Adult Sports
Nick McDuffee, Coordinator • 688-3667 • [email protected]
Softball
Adult Slow-Pitch So ball
Get in the swing of things with this 14-game season star ng 4/23. Leagues are o ered Sunday through Friday evenings. Games will be played at Peoria Stadium. Registra on packets will be available 1/16 at the Noble Center. Packets will be emailed to teams who played last summer. Registra on begins 2/6 and con nues un l leagues ll.
*Add $25 for teams that register a er 4/7.
League
Men’s 12” (2 umpires) - Tu, Th Men’s 12” (1 umpire) - Su, M, W Co-Rec 12”
50+ League
Friday Leagues (1 umpire)
Team Fee*
$600
$525
$525
$525
$455
Player Fee-R/NR
$0/$5 $0/$5 $0/$5 $0/$5 ---
BUY USED SOFTBALLS 12 FOR $10 OR 1 FOR $1 AT THE NOBLE CENTER UNTIL THEY RUN OUT.
Co-Rec Drop In So ball for Seniors
Men and women 50+ can drop in on Tuesdays & Fridays at 8:30 am at the Peoria Stadium. The season runs mid-May through October. The league uses modi ed rules to encourage par cipa on. A nominal fee is charged. For details call David Dowell: 673-1119.
Paid umpires and scorekeepers are needed for Adult So ball. Experience preferred but not required. If interested, call Nick McDu ee at 681-2867.
“Short Season” Slow-Pitch So ball
Want to play so ball but can’t commit for a full season? Try this league that o ers a shorter, 7-game season that runs 6/5-7/24. Games will be played Monday evenings.*Registra on deadline 5/19.
League
Men’s 12” (1 umpire) Co-Rec 12”
Team Fee
$365 $365
Player Fee-R/NR
$0/$5 $0/$5
Dog Parks 682-6684
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Vicary Bo oms Dog Exercise Area
Hours: Sunrise to sunset
The Peoria Park District has designated Vicary Bo oms, (a sec on of property o Kickapoo Creek Road, north
of Farmington Road) a dog exercise area. It is highly recommended that this area be used only by well-
trained dogs and their handlers as this area is not fenced. Complete rules are posted at the site, and are also
available online at peoriaparks.org.
Bradley Dog Park
Bradley Park - south entrance o Park Road
This fenced facility includes dog water fountains and trash sta ons and welcomes well-behaved dogs 4 months and older. Please be sure to review rules for this park at peoriaparks.org.
Generous contribu ons made this park a reality, and we thank you! Dona ons for future needs are s ll being taken. Send an email to: [email protected] for details.


Proctor Recreation Center 309 S DuSable • 673-9183
facebook.com/proctorcenter
AT A GLANCE
This year-round recrea on center features two gyms, auditorium, a lounge area, weight room, arts and cra s room, game room, outdoor basketball courts, playground, outdoor swimming pool, water splash pad and a play eld. Proctor Center is an o cial Safe Haven Site. The aim is to prevent, control and reduce violent crime, drug abuse and gang ac vity in and around Proctor Center.
MANAGER Jonelle McCloud [email protected]
HOURS
M-F 9 am-9 pm Sat 10 am-3 pm Sun Closed Closed 1/1, 1/16 and 5/29
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEES
Children (6-18) $30
Adult (19+) $55 Family $65 (includes ages 17 and under)
RENT PROCTOR CENTER
See pg. 100
BIRTHDAYS AT PROCTOR CENTER
See pg. 104
REGISTRATION FOR PROGRAMS
Register at Proctor Center or Noble Center. Call for details.
FRIENDS OF PROCTOR
If you’re interested in giving back by volunteering at Proctor, solici ng dona ons or helping nancially, contact us and ask to be a “Friend.” Mee ngs are held once a month.
AFRICAN-AMERICAN HALL OF FAME
Stop by and see the tradi on and heritage on display and our resource materials. Call 673-2206 for details.
After School Program: Ages 6-15
Proctor Center is a safe place to stay when school gets out. Our structured programs include eld trips, homework help, basketball, ska ng, computers, pool tables, ping pong and more! Van transporta on available in select areas.
Ac vi es are o ered Mon-Fri from 2:30-6 pm and include the following: Homework Help: Mon-Fri from 3-5 pm
VOLUNTEER! pgs. 96-98
Nutrition: Learn to follow easy recipes and explore the four basic food groups. Instructor and supplies provided by the University of Illinois Extension. Mondays at 4 pm.
Arts & Crafts: Get crea ve and make something special you can call your own! Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-5:30 pm.
Roller Skating: Come skate to your favorite music. Skate rental is free with membership. Mon-Fri frpm 3-4:30 pm and Saturdays from 1-3 pm.
Open Gym Basketball: Bring a few friends and start up a game! Make sure to bring an extra pair of gym shoes. Mon-Fri from 2:30-5:45 pm and Saturdays from 1-3 pm.
Computer Kids: Improve your computer skills, learn to type, engage in educa onal games and learn to use the Internet in our computer lab. Mon-Fri from 4-6 pm.
Chess Basics: Learn the basics of Chess, an incredibly bene cial game that improves memory and problem-solving skills. Thursdays from 4:00-5:45 pm star ng Jan. 5.
Cost: $30 per year
Get in Shape
at Proctor Center!
The Proctor Center Fitness Room is open during normal facility hours for ages 16 and
octor’s Playhouse
Let your kids have an adventure in Proctor’s Playhouse while you socialize with other
parents. We have
scooters, tricycles, wagons, play mats and skates. Parents must stay with their children. Mon-Wed • 1/9-4/5
10 am-12 pm • $1 Ages 6 months-5 years
older.
10-sta on Universal Machine 3 Treadmills 2 Sta onary Bikes 2 Weight Benches Elyp cal machine Free Weights Smith Machine
Inner City Men’s Chess, Pool and Dominoes Club
First Wednesday of each month, star ng January 4 7-8:45 pm • Age 18+
If you like to play chess, shoot pool, or
play dominoes in a fun, safe, and invi ng
environment while learning how to improve
your game or just coming to sit back and relax,
join us at Proctor Center on Wednesday evenings. Chess boards are available or you can bring your own.
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‘We Got Game’ Youth Fundamental Skills Basketball Clinic
For girls and boys in the 3rd and 4th grades would like to learn the fundamentals of the game before they get on a team. Learn to dribble, pass and shoot the basketball. Basketball is also a team sport so it teaches about sportsmanship and teamwork.
Fee: $15
Girls Middle School
Basketball League
Proctor Center is the place to be for girls to play basketball through the cold months. By playing all year round their fundamental skills can only get be er. This will help them before they get to high school.
Bring your school team or a travel team. Volunteer coaches needed! A re: shorts, shirts, gym shoes. For girls grades 5-8.
Fee: $15
Boxing at Proctor Center
Workouts include the heavy bag, the speed bag, oor exercises and skipping rope. Learn the fundamentals of boxing from a USA licensed boxing professional. All workouts are designed speci cally for each individual. A chance to compete in compe ons is also a possibility.
Youth Boys Baseball Clinic
Join us for one week of fundamental baseball skills in a fun, suppor ve environment and learn about catching, elding, ba ng, and the overall rules of the game. Sign up at Proctor Center today to prepare for the baseball season.
Grades: 3-6 Fee: $5
Proctor Center Volleyball-Starlings
Learn about volleyball and strengthen skills before the start of the season! For boys and girls in grades 5th-8th. Fee: $15.
ANNUAL 8TH GRADE ALL-STAR BASKETBALL GAME SATURDAY, 4/15
See the best 8th grade boys and girls in the city showcase their skills at Proctor Center before moving on to high school. All invitees will receive a t-shirt and will be instructed by quali ed coaches.
Girls Game at 12 pm Boys Game Follows
More tness classes - p. 67 More youth basketball - p. 74
Youth Classes
Adult Classes
DON’T WAIT! Sign up NOW for Peoria Park District Baseball star ng in May. When it’s cold outside, the last thing anyone has on their minds is baseball, but NOW is the me to sign up. See pages 64-65.
Zumba
Mondays: 1/9-3/27 • 6:30-7:15 pm $2/class or $20/12 class punch card
This La n-inspired dance- tness class combines fast and slow La n rhythms that tone and sculpt the body in an aerobic/ tness fashion. Dance movements are easy to follow steps which target areas such
as the legs, arms, abdominals and heart. Please wear comfortable clothes and gym shoes. Instructor: Debracca Hangen
Hip Hop Aerobics
Tuesdays, 1/12-3/8 • 5:30pm-6:15 pm $2/class or $20/12 class punch card Join us as we “deliver a total body workout that can improve exibility and balance while listening to the latest music and strengthening the back, abdominals, arms and legs.
Lunch Hour Noon Ball
Mon - Fri • 11:30 am-1:30 pm
$3 drop-in/$2 with membership
Stop by Proctor to keep in shape by playing basketball over your lunch hour. Bring an extra pair of shoes and a towel.
Open Basketball
Monday-Friday: 9 am-2 pm and 7-9 pm Saturdays: 10 am-1 pm
Join us for full court basketball. Don’t forget to bring an extra pair of shoes!
Day-Date
Time
M-F: 5/1-5/5
4:30-6:30 pm
Code
Day-Date
Time
76200
Sa: 1/7-2/13
10:15-11:30 am
Start Date
Time
Tu & W: 1/3-2/15
5-7 pm
Code
Start Date
Time
76206
M: 1/23-3/20
5-8 pm
Lock-in at
Proctor Center
Friday March 10, 2017 7 pm -7 am
12 Hours of refreshments, recrea on, and fun!
• Drop o is at 7:00 pm. Parents, please come in to sign your youth in. • Pick UP is at 7:00 am SHARP! Parents, please be on me.
Kids, please bring:
•$10 to cover the cost of food and PRIZES
•Sleeping bag & pillow (just in case!) •A change of clothes -- it may get messy!
•A great a tude
Ages: 10-18
Fee: $40 (scholarships avail.)
Code
Day-Date
Time
76201
Tu & Th: 1/10-2/2
5:30-7:00 pm
76202
Tu & Th: 2/7-3/16
5:30-7:00 pm
Spring Break Basketball Camp
Instruc on will include shoo ng, dribbling, passing and defense. In addi on to the basketball instruc on, prominent speakers are brought in to give everyday life skills to each par cipant. A t-shirt and cer cate will be given to all par cipants of the camp. Ages: 8-14 Time: 9 am-12 pm
Code
Day-Date
Fee:
76203
M-Th: 4/10-4/13
$30/$40
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Proctor Recreation Center 309 S DuSable • 673-9183
Proctor Center’s
Sounds of the Town
Peoria Youth Orchestra
Star ng January 14 at Proctor Center Saturdays, 10:30 am-12 pm
We believe in making music together and empowering people through music. We are commi ed to inclusiveness and
access. We seek to serve the people of Peoria and surrounding coun es with any or no musical training who enjoy playing with others.
Join us on January 14 for open enrollment. The program is free and includes free lessons and instruments, trained musicians from the community, and music for di erent levels of experience. Contact Proctor Center at 673-9183 to learn more.
CHARLES DREW BLOOD DRIVE
Saturday, 2/25 • 8:30 am-2:00 pm
Sponsored by JEMS Girls Basketball Team
Call 1-800-GIVE LIFE (448-3543) to schedule an appointment.
DID YOU KNOW?
• While African-Americans comprise nearly 13% of the U.S. popula on, they represent less than 1% of blood donors.
• Some African Americans have rare blood types that are unique to the African American community. Your blood type may be someone’s only hope for survival.
Easter Egg Hunt and Carnival
Friday, 4/14 • 1-3 pm • Age 3-12 • $3
What be er place to be on Good Friday than the Proctor Center Easter Carnival searching for hundreds of candy and prize- lled eggs? Enjoy carnival games such as egg toss, golf hole-in-one and jelly bean guessing game
Tell “YOUR” Story!!
Join us at Proctor Center to hear people tell their story about who they are and what inspires them.
“I was inspired by
the history and facts
learned from John
W. Franklin, who is
the Senior Manager
of the new Na onal
Museum of the African American History and Culture on the Mall in Washington DC. He spoke about telling our story and educa ng the youth of today. If we don’t know where we came from, we won’t know where we are going.”
11am-1pm
• Saturday, April 8 • Saturday, April 22 • Saturday, May 6 • Saturday, May 13
JOHN H. GWYNN JR.
ANNUAL BLACK HISTORY pgs. 96-98 PROGRAM
Tuesday, 2/7 • 6:30-8:00 pm
Our Annual Black History Program will re ect on the history of dance. Travel back in me as we enlighten the audience with di erent genres of dances how it can used as a method of healing, a way to express ourselves, or even used as exercise. A light meal will be provided.
VOLUNTEER!
Great American Cleanup!
April 29, 2017 • 9 am
Join us as we help to keep Peoria and the neighborhood around Proctor Center beau ful by par cipa ng in the Keep Peoria Beau ful Great American Cleanup. Recruit friends, neighbors and colleagues for this citywide li er pickup. We will meet at Proctor Center at 9 am. Come join the fun!
while winning prizes
and par cipa ng in the ul mate Easter Egg Hunt.
VOLUNTEER! pgs. 96-98
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Logan Recreation Center 1414 S Livingston • 676-8179
facebook.com/PPD.logan
AT A GLANCE
Located on Peoria’s South Side, Logan Center features lighted basketball courts, a soccer eld, two picnic pavilions, playground equipment, indoor lounge with cable TV, VCR, DVD, computer availability with Internet access and a mul -purpose indoor recrea on area.
MANAGER Clara Gonzalez [email protected]
RENT LOGAN CENTER
See pg. 99
BIRTHDAYS AT LOGAN CENTER
See pg. 104
SHARE YOUR SKILLS
Do you have a skill or talent that you would like to share with others?
If you would like to share your passion with others but need a loca on, Logan Center might be perfect for you.
For more informa on call Ryan at (309) 210-2793.
After School Program: Ages 6-12 Cost: $25 per year
A er School Program hours are Monday-Friday from 2:30-5:45 pm and 1:00-5:00 pm when school is out. Includes homework help, dancing, roller ska ng, sports, cra s, nutri on and eld trips. Van transporta on from Trewyn and Harrison schools is available.
NEW! Media Smart Youth: Eat, Think and Be Ac ve!
Mondays, 2/20-5/1 • 4:30-6:00 pm • Ages 11-13
Available for children in the A er School Program
Media Smart Youth is a program designed to help kids become aware of how the media in uences their nutri on and physical ac vity choices and how they learn about healthy choices.
Ongoing Programs
Adult Spanish/English Class
If you enjoyed the session last fall, you will surely enjoy this session. The class will s ll be at a beginner’s level but with speci c vocabulary that will help cater to your work or community. Registra on is required.
Adult Kick Back
Fourth Sunday of every month • Ages 18+ 1 pm star ng January 22
Play chess, checkers, dominoes or other games and socialize with your friends and neighbors.
Job Hunt at Logan
Tuesdays star ng January 3
1-2 pm • Free
Are you looking for a job? You can prac ce for interviews or use Logan Center’s computers to look for jobs or create a resume. We also welcome people who would like to assist others in their search for a new job. Also, check out our February 16 job fair!
NEW Art Is Everywhere
Here you will be able to express yourself using a variety of mediums and materials such as: pnecil, paint, charcoal, wood, paper and plas c. Space is limited. Registra on is reqired.
Logan Park Bicycle Fair
Saturday May 7: 1-3pm
Celebrate Na onal Bike Month at Logan Park. This event includes many great bicycle ac vi es such as a community bike ride,
a children’s
bicycle rodeo
and bicycle
repair clinics.
Celebrating Spring Party
Friday, April 14 • 12-2pm • Fee: $2.00 Come out and celebrate spring! We will have fun games and ac vi es, including an egg hunt.
Spring Community Garage Sale
Saturday, April 1 • 9 am-12 pm
$10 to rent at table or $5 if you bring your own
Do some spring cleaning and sell your unwanted items, or purchase secondhand treasures!
VOLUNTEER! pgs. 96-98
Code
Day-Date
Time
Fee:
76207
W: 3/1-4/5
6:00 - 8:00 pm
$30/$40
Code
Day-Date
Time
Fee:
76203
W: 3/1-4/5
6:00 - 8:00 pm
$30/$40
Kite Flying Day
Saturday, March 18 • 12-2 pm
Bring your kites to the park
and let them y! Parents and grandparents, bring your kids out to enjoy ge ng those kites to soar in the sky.
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Moonlight Coalition
facebook.com/MoonlightPeoria
What is Moonlight Coali on?
Moonlight Coali on for Adult Learning was originally established in 1994 to provide organized ac vi es for young members of the community to combat juvenile delinquency and prevent crime. Organized sports like basketball were combined with GED instruc on as a way to break down barriers for those who thought formal educa on wasn’t accessible or “cool.”
Today, Moonlight focuses on providing easy access to GED educa on for those seeking to earn their high school diploma. In direct contrast to other programs that only take new students at the beginning of each semester and that are located outside of local communi es, Moonlight focuses on providing accessible, open educa on opportuni es, reaching those in need of support in the communi es where they live and work. At this me, Moonlight provides GED and adult literacy educa on to adults ages 17 and over at Proctor Recrea on Center and Logan Recrea on Center. Moonlight Coali on honors its graduates with a cap and gown gradua on ceremony twice a year.
Mission Statement
By focusing on accessible educa on opportuni es in the 61605 region, Moonlight helps to re-emphasize the importance of educa on and literacy. With a GED, residents who are currently unemployed or underemployed will
be able to access higher paying jobs, increasing their economic stability and by associa on, that of the targeted neighborhood.
Open enrollment is one of the keys to our success. You can drop in to a class at any of the mes listed below without needing to register or pay a fee.
In fact, there is no cost at all to a end these classes and all supplies are provided. Join our GED classes taught by
Hedy Ellio -Gardner, a cer ed teacher. Register with Proctor Center at 673-9183.
Proctor Recrea on Center Winter Schedule:
Monday & Wednesday, 10:30 am-12 pm Monday & Wednesday, 6-7:30 pm
Logan Recrea on Center Winter Schedule: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6-7:30 pm
VOLUNTEER! pgs. 96-98
2017 Winter Playbook
Moonlight Coalition
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Community Outreach Department Carl Cannon, Supervisor • 681-2869 • www.eliteyp.org
The original ELITE program was created in 2006 as an 11-week business boot camp for high school sophomores and juniors in three of the four Peoria high schools. The weekly 1-2 hours in school classes were taught by teams of trained business professionals and community leaders who possessed the moral authority to advise kids on what would and would not work when they were looking to land and keep a job. Although we presented them with so skills to obtain entry level jobs, that was only the carrot; the real mo ve
was to help build character in young people and help mold them into produc ve ci zens and future leaders.
The young people who nish the course and become “ELITE Cer ed” will get the opportunity to apply for meaningful part- me jobs during the ELITE Job Fair. In the past ten years the ELITE Youth Program has provided a vehicle for more than a thousand young people to get jobs. These provide them with spending money, a healthy occupa on of me, and helped them build self-con dence with interviewing techniques and resume wri ng skills for their next job.
What is ELITE?
Ask any of the hundreds of kids that have gone through the ELITE High School Program and they will tell you, “ELITE is maximum e ort.” The ELITE High School Program is a 20-week intensive training program for Peoria area high school students, where they will get cer ed in communica on skills (verbal and non-verbal), resume wri ng, interviewing techniques, proper dress, and posi ve a tude in the workplace as well as in school and at home.
All Community Outreach presenta ons are age appropriate, with messages for schools as well as community and civic organiza ons. To date, the message of HOPE through the Youth Outreach Department has been delivered na onwide to more than 500,000 people. To nd out more informa on on fees, and to schedule a program for your school, contact an ELITE sta person at 282-1510 or by email at [email protected]
A er the tremendous success of the ELITE
High School Program, law-enforcement and community leaders sought out ELITE to see if the principles we use in the schools would work at community events that were being disrupted by unruly mob behavior.
One of the biggest obstacles would be nding a large enough volunteer base to man those large events. ELITE founder, Carl Cannon, had a light bulb moment. What if he could use ELITE’s concept with men and women, who have “been there and done that” - people that would have the street credibility to deal with this type of behavior.
In the fall of 2011, ELITE entered into a pilot program with the U.S. Department of Jus ce. The original youth training program was adapted for the work release popula on and o ered to those individuals who were eligible and interested
in par cipa ng in what is now the ELITE RE-ENTRY Program. To date more than 90 individuals have graduated from the program. It is a win-win for both the community and the men and women, who are ready to make a fresh start.
The next ELITE RE-ENTRY class will begin February 2017. There is limited sea ng; call 282-1510 to secure your slot.
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HRYC Grow Our Own Scholarship Program
Hope Renewed Youth Conference (HRYC) and ELITE Youth Outreach formed a partnership in summer of 2014. While ELITE prepares young people through in-school training, HRYC is an annual 3-day fun- lled educa onal event for youth ages 11-18 that takes place in the month of June in Peoria, IL.
Beginning in 2017, HRYC focus will change from mentoring young people; to providing scholarship support for those young people who commit to returning to Peoria and working in Peoria Public Schools or for the Peoria Police Department for a minimum of 3 years.
The goal is to stop losing the talent once they graduate from college of our young inner-city people of color, as well as to increase the diversity of both the Peoria Public Schools and Peoria Police Department.
For more informa on contact Sherry Cannon at [email protected]
Workforce Innovation
and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
ELITE is working in conjuc on with Moonlight Coali on to help young people ages 16-24 who are low income and/or school drop-outs, homeless, pregnant or paren ng, who require addi onal assistance to complete an educa on program. Moonlight Coali on is preparing them to earn their GED, while ELITE is conduc ng an accelerated 6-week ELITE program with an emphasis on elimina ng employment barriers.
Call for details on 2017 WIOA classes. For more details on Moonlight Coali on, see page 81.
Gangfree Training
ELITE Compliance O cers are now cer ed to train evidenced-based best prac ces in gang preven on from grades two through high school. This training is an extension of the ELITE Don’t Start Ini a ve.
The vision of GangFree is to prevent young people from joining gangs, with its mission being to eliminate the base of gang membership by having a genera on of young people say “no” to gangs and “yes” to posi ve lifestyles.
Na onwide there are an es mated 31,000 gangs, with a membership of over 850,000. In Peoria there are more than 20 iden ed gangs with more than 500 iden ed gang members.
ELITE is pro-ac vely working to decrease and eventually eliminate gang recruitment of our young people. We encourage other agencies and youth programs to call the ELITE o ce at 282-1510 to schedule your training and to inquire about our fee structure.
CHARACTER MATTERS
The businesses you see listed here form our “Ring of Hope” and support the Character Ma ers por on of our COP program. Billboards with each business name/logo and a character value are displayed around the RiverPlex Arena. The revenue from these businesses directly funds our Community Outreach Program. Call 282-1510 for details.
Peoria Flag and Decora ng
Keystone Steel & Wire Co.
2017 Winter Playbook
Community Outreach Department
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Spring and Summer Camps 688-3667 • www.peoriaparks.org/camps
Camp Open House
Monday, March 6 • 4:00-6:30 pm
at the Noble Center in Lakeview Park
Those in a endance can register to win a
$100 Camp Gift Card!
Find out all the details about each of our spring and summer day camps in one place. You’ll have the opportunity to visit with camp coordinators and get all your ques ons answered as you nd the perfect camp for your children.
Peoria Park District Camps are a safe, fun and ac ve way for your children to spend their me out of school.
Want to register even earlier? Browse through the following pages to nd details on each camp and sign up star ng January 9.
Spring Break Camps
RiverPlex
Ages 5-12
Have a blast during your spring break from school! Our professional sta provides a wide variety of ac vi es including games, sport ac vi es, arts and cra s, play me in the AquaPlex and more! Bring your own lunch and we will provide an a ernoon snack and drink. Don’t forget your suit and towel!
Time: 6:45 am-5:30 pm each day. Daily Fee-M/NM: $30/$34
All 7 Days Fee-M/NM: $170/$194
Proctor Center Basketball Camp
Ages 8-14 • Fee: $30/$40 • 9 am-12 pm
Instruc on will include shoo ng, dribbling, passing and defense. In addi on to the basketball instruc on, prominent speakers are brought in to give everyday life skills to each par cipant. A t-shirt and cer cate will be given to
all par cipants of the camp.
Lakeview Recreation Center
Ages 5-12
Looking for something for your kids to do over spring break? Enroll them in the Lakeview Spring Break Camp. Kids will stay busy with fun ac vi es all week long!
Min/Max: 10-32
Time: 7:00 am-5:30 pm each day. Daily Fee-M/NM: $30/$34
All 6 Days Fee-M/NM: $170/$194
Peoria Zoo Mini-Zoocamp
April 10-13 • 9 am-2 pm • Limited to Grades 2-5
Cost: $90/member, $100/non-member
Registra on Deadline: 4/3 Min/Max: 5/36
Do you love animals, science, or just plain old having fun? Spring Break Mini-Zoocamp is a 4 day camp for children with a focus on learning about animals, both at the zoo and in the wild. Zoocamp will include animal encounters, science ac vi es, cra s, outside exploring, storytelling, games, and more! Bring a sack lunch; snack and drink provided.
Code
Day-Date
77517
M: 4/10
77518
Tu: 4/11
77519
W: 4/12
77520
Th: 4/13
77521
F: 4/14
77522
M: 4/17
77524
All 6 Days
Code
Day-Date
76482
M: 4/10
76483
Tu: 4/11
76484
W: 4/12
76485
Th: 4/13
76486
F: 4/14
76487
M: 4/17
76488
All 6 Days
Code
Day-Date
76203
M-Th: 4/10-4/13
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• Installment billing must be set up as an automa c
charge/debit to a credit card or from a bank account. All automa c (or electronic) account withdrawals and credit • card charges will be processed on the Monday prior to
each camp week registered (7 days before camp week).
• Your signature and credit card informa on must be on a
signed payment plan. •
• Payment plan registra on is only available at the
Noble Center (1125 W Lake Ave). THIS SERVICE IS NOT • AVAILABLE ONLINE.
• Automated billing is not available for Peoria Zoo, Proctor Center, or Spring Break Camps. •
• For more informa on and/or enrollment forms for this payment op on, please contact the registra on o ce at
(309) 688-3667. •
Discounts
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT - REGISTER BY APRIL 14
• Register your children by Friday, April 14 and receive 10% o your en re summer camp purchase.
• Early Bird Discount IS available online.
• Early Bird Discount is not available for Peoria Zoo, Proctor
Center, or Spring Break Camps.
MULTIPLE WEEK DISCOUNT - STARTING APRIL 17
• The more weeks you register for, the more you save! « Register a child for 10-11 weeks of camp, receive
10% o en re camp registra on.
« Register a child for 7-9 weeks of camp, receive 7% o
en re camp registra on.
« Register a child for 4-6 weeks of camp, receive 5% o
en re camp registra on.
• Only available by registering at Noble Center (1125 W
Lake Ave). THIS SERVICE IS NOT AVAILABLE ONLINE.
• Mul ple child registra ons can not be combined for
greater discount.
• Parents must register all at once or be set up with our
automated billing to qualify for this discount.
• Addi onal withdrawal fees may apply.
• Mul ple Week Discount is not available for Peoria Zoo,
Proctor Center, or Spring Break Camps.
2017 Camp Policies
Automated Billing
• Your camp fees can be paid in weekly installments through an automa c installment billing process.
• Registra on for a minimum of 4 weeks is required for payment plan.
• Two weeks of camp will be charged at the me of enrollment into our automated billing plan.
Camp Refund Policy
Please read the Refund Policy for Day Camps carefully as
this policy is di erent than the normal class/program refund policy of the Peoria Park District. These refund policies do not apply to Peoria Zoo Camp.

The Peoria Park District must receive a wri en no ce of cancella on for Day Camp at least 14 days prior to the start of the week of camp that you are cancelling in order to receive a full refund minus a $5 service charge.
NO FULL REFUNDS will be issued if cancelling Day Camp less than 14 days from the start date of the week of camp you wish to cancel. You will then receive a 50% refund for each session with less than 14 days no ce.
NO REFUNDS will be given once each week of camp has started.
In case of transfers to another camp within the Peoria Park District, there will be a $5 service fee charged for each child per session transferred.
For Peoria Zoo Camp, no refunds a er payment is received, and payment is due by April 3 or at the me of registra on.
Addi onal withdrawal fees may apply to mul ple week discount program par cipants.
Scholarships
Scholarships are available based on economic need. Apply at Noble Center Registra on Desk.
HISRA Inclusion Services
A en on residents of Peoria, Morton, Chillicothe and Washington Park Districts! Is there a program o ered at your local park district that you would love for your child with special needs to be a part of, but they may need a li le help? Call the Heart of Illinois Special Recrea on Associa on (HISRA) at (309) 391-1929, or ll out an “Inclusion Request” on our website at www.hisra.org.
Upon reviewing the par cipant’s needs, HISRA’s professional sta will work to integrate a par cipant into a program, adapt ac vi es and provide addi onal support if appropriate to create an inclusive se ng and successful experience. HISRA provides all inclusion services at no cost to residents of its Member Districts. Please contact HISRA to learn about non- resident inclusion rates.
HISRA also o ers its own Summer Camps! Check out page 95 or watch for the HISRA Day Camp Guide this spring.
Ready to register? See pages 106-108.
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RiverPlex Summer Day Camp: Ages 5-12
600 N.E. Water St • Andrea Steffens • 282-1508 • [email protected]
Loca on: RiverPlex Fee-R (members are residents) $137/NR: $147 per week (Week 1 and 6: $110/$118 due to holidays) Camp hours: 9:00 am-4:30 pm - Extended Care: 6:45-9:00 am and 4:30-5:30 pm (included in fee)
Op onal Free Lunch Program! Sign up on a weekly basis at camp!
Our program provides a wide variety of ac vi es including: playing in our indoor AquaPlex, climbing our 30 foot rock wall; arts and cra s; health and tness, sports ac vi es in our climate controlled arena. In addi on, we access the Rolling River Playground, the RiverFront biking/ walking trail, and much more. Counselors are trained in leadership, safety procedures, behavior management, ac vi es and supervisory skills. Children will be grouped according to age in 5 di erent groups at camp. Campers should bring their own *lunch, swimsuit and towel on a daily basis and should always wear gym shoes. Drinks and snacks will be provided in the a ernoon. All weekly eldtrips are included in the price of the weekly fee. Sign up early as spots are limited to the rst 88 children.
Week/ Dates
Code
Descrip on
Fieldtrips
(Subject to Change)
Week 1 May 30- June 2
76214
Summer Kick OFF: School’s out for Summer...We’ll be kicking o summer with a bang by playing all the kids favorite summer me ac vi es that they’ve been wai ng for all school year long.
Movie
Week 2 June -9
76215
Into the Wild Wokanda: We’ll be exploring Camp Wokanda on our eldtrip this week and doing a bit of orienteering (N, S, E, W) while we hike as well as canoeing and learn- ing wilderness survival skills.
Camp Wokanda
Week 3 June 12- 16
76216
Up, Up and Away: Get ready to create and make items this week that we can use to play with during camp. Some popular items: animal marione es, penny spinners, plas c bag paratroopers and more.
Peoria PlayHouse (5-8), Peoria Riverfront Museum (9-12)
Week 4 June 19- 23
76217
Aloha Summer: We will be island hopping this week having awesome summer water fun as we explore Hawaiian Islands and par cipate in our 5th annual camper’s favorite RiverPlex Luau. Friday Dress Up Day Hawaiian.
Splashdown
Week 5 June 26- 30
76218
Wet, Wild and Wacky: Bring your game face this week as we compete in wacky water games and relays as well as taking a trip to watch the Chief’s game at Dozer Park for Splash Day. Tuesday Dress Up Day Cubs vs. Cardinals.
Peoria Chief’s Game
Week 6 July 3-7 *No Camp on July 4
76219
GAME SHOW: We’ll compete and be downright silly this week as we prepare to outwit the counselors in “Are you Smarter than a Camp Counselor?” Also featuring, RiverPlex Got Talent, Deal or No Deal and Fear Factor-kids edi on. Tuesday Dress up Day.
Peoria Zoo
Week 7 July 10-14
76220
Ninja Warrior: Does your child run around thinking they are the next ninja warrior? We’ll have fun obstacle courses for them to go through at camp for them to show o their ninja warrior moves and skills.
Ba le of Camps
Week 8 July 17-21
76221
Heroes and Villains: We’ll be heading into ac on for the ul mate face o of jus ce with superhero and super villain training. Tuesday Dress up Day.
TBD
Week 9 July 24-28
76222
Great RiverPlex GOLD RUSH: Yeee-Haw! Heading out yonder to pan for GOLD and search for the golden nuggets. Make sure the bandits don’t steal the gold doubloons.
Children’s Discovery Museum (5-8), Upper Limits (9-12)
Week 10 July 31- Aug 4
76223
H2WHOA! We’ll be soaking up the rays this week with ne quality H2O! This includes water games, experiments and other summer water lovin’ fun. It’s sure to be a slippery soaker of a week!
Spashdown (5-8), Lakeview Aqua c Center (9-12)
Week 11 Aug 7-11
76224
RiverPlex Survivor Island-Groups will band together to make their own immunity necklace and compete in challenges to outwit and outplay the others.
Dragon Land (5-8), Hucks Harbor/Fun City (9-12)
Week 12 Aug 14-18
76225
Blast from the Past: We’ll be playing all the summer favorites as we bid farewell to campers as they head back to school...we hope to see you back for winter break to play all the favorites again!
Planet X Roller Ska ng
Swim Lessons: Camp Sta will walk your child to the pool during the day me to their lesson and walk them back to camp when they are nished.For more details please see the swim lesson descrip ons in the summer camp brochure or call Jordan Schertz at 282-1531.
Class Dates:
Cost: M/R/NR
Journey I Ages: 5-7
Journey II Ages: 5-7
Discovery I Ages: 8-12
Discovery II Ages: 8-12
6/5-6/28
$31/$35/$43
77738
77778
77810
77834
7/10-8/2
$31/$35/$43
77767
77779
77809
77835
8/7-8/16
$16/$18/$21
77739
77780
77811
77836
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“Zooperheros” Zoo Camp: Grades K-8 2320 N Prospect Rd • Register by calling 681-3559
Loca on: Peoria Zoo (in Glen Oak Park)
Registra on for Zoo Camp is through Peoria Zoo only.
Please call 681-3559 to register, or visit www.PeoriaZoo.org for more informa on.
Calling all Zooper Campers! Peoria Zoo is your headquarters for learning about the incredible super powers animal possess! From ying and shape shi ing to incredible feats of strength and the ability to live in space, we will explore the amazing adapta ons animals gain in order to survive in the wild.
Each weekly program includes: Animal Encounters, Science Ac vi es, Cra s, Games, and more.
Our Zoo Camp sessions are designed to meet the needs, interests and expecta ons appropriate to the developmental stage of campers at a par cular grade level, so it is important that these guidelines
are followed. Please do not request to enroll children in other grade categories.
• Registra on is required. To register, please call (309) 681-3559.
• Programs will ll quickly and are on a rst come, rst served basis.
• Registra on fees are non-refundable and are required at me of registra on.
• Peoria Zoo reserves the right to cancel programs with insu cient registra on.
• A full refund will be given for programs cancelled due to low a endance.
• Programs are held rain or shine.
• Camp fees include one Zoo Camp t-shirt.
• A snack will be provided each day.
• Campers in sessions 2, 3, 4, 6, and 7will need to bring a sack lunch.
• *Camps for 4th through 8th graders include a Zoo Snooze from 7pm Thursday to 9am Friday. The camp session for these
weeks (Sessions 3, 4, 5 and 6) will o cially end at 9 am Friday morning. A bonus day of camp on Friday is available for an addi onal cost. Please call for more informa on.
Note: Each grade level has two session dates to choose from. The materials covered are the same for both sessions.
Dates
Age Group
Time
Fees
June 5-9 or
July 31-Aug 4
Kindergarten/First Grade (Session 1 & 8)
For Zookids who will be entering kindergarten or rst grade. Snack and drink provided.
9:00 am-12:00 pm
$115 members $125 non-members
June 12-16 or
July 24-27
Second/Third Grade (Session 2 & 7)
Zookids who will be entering 2nd or 3rd grade. Bring a sack lunch; snack and drink provided.
9:00 am-2:00 pm
$125 members $135 non-members
June 19-22 or
July 17-20
Fourth/Fi h Grade (Session 3 & 6)
Zookids who will be entering 4th or 5th grade. Bring a sack lunch; snack and drink provided.
9:00 am-2:00 pm
Monday through Thursday*
$140 members $150 non-members
June 26-29 or
July 10-13
Sixth/Seventh/Eighth Grade (Session 4 & 5)
Zookids who will be entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade. Bring a sack lunch; snack and drink provided.
9:00 am-3:00 pm
Monday through Thursday*
$150 members $160 non-members
Mini-Camp for Homeschoolers! No need to take the summer o from Peoria Zoo Homeschool!
This camp is designed for Homeschool children to explore the animal world and bridge the summer gap between Homeschool classes! Each day will be a di erent topic to explore!
July 17-19
Homeschool MiniCamp! (5-13 years old)
Snack and drink provided
9:00 am-12:00 pm
$80 members
$90 non-members
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Lakeview Rec Center Summer Day Camp: Ages 5-12 1013 W Lake Ave • 681-2866 • [email protected]
Loca on: Lakeview Recrea on Center (in Lakeview Park)
Fees-R/NR: $127/$137 per week (Week 1 and Week 6: $102/$110 due to holidays)
Camp hours: 7:00 am-5:30 pm (scheduled camp ac vi es are from 8:45-3:30 pm)
Looking for a summer camp where you can play outside and have access to an indoor facility? Then check out Lakeview Recrea on Center Summer Day Camp for boys and girls ages 5-12. Camp runs for 11 one-week sessions and meets Monday through Friday, 7:00 am-5:30 pm. Weekly themes give the campers a chance to showcase their interests and talents while enjoying spor ng ac vi es, arts and cra s, and games each and every day. We will swim on Tuesday and Thursday at Lakeview Family Aqua c Center, weather permi ng. Campers should bring their own lunch on a daily basis (including eld trip days) and a drink and snack will be provided in the a ernoon. All eld trips and ac vi es are subject to change. Extended care and eld trips are included in camp fees. Parents are responsible for transporta on to and from camp.
Week/Dates
Code
Descrip on
Field Trip
Week 1
May 30-June 2
74752
Game Show Mania -Be ready to par cipate in some classic game shows as campers will be compe ng against each other and against counselors. No camp Memorial Day.
Jump Start Gymnas cs
Week 2 June 5-9
74753
Superhero-Who is your favorite superhero? Come learn ideas to help “Save the World” and show us your best superhero costume.
Splashdown Waterpark
Week 3 June 12-16
74754
Mad Science -Come check out what it is like to be the MAD Scien st! Kids will get to do science experiments.
Peoria PlayHouse
Week 4 June 19-23
74755
Olympics-Get your game on as we celebrate the Olympics and everything that goes along with these friendly compe ons.
Fairview Aqua c Center
Week 5 June 26-30
74756
Wet, Wild and Wacky -Break out the slip-n-slides and plan on ge ng wet as we play water games all week.
Peoria Chiefs Game
Week 6 July 3-7
74757
Stars and Stripes Holiday Celebra on-Time to celebrate our country and our heroes as we have a week full of patrio c games and cra s. No camp July 4.
Air Na onal Guard and Alpha Park
Week 7 July 10-14
74758
Camp Lakeview’s Got Talent-Let’s see your hidden talent as each camper will get a chance to prove who can sing, dance, or show us what they were born to do.
Camp Wokanda
Week 8 July 17-21
74759
Animal Planet-We will have animal themed cra s and games all week and visit the safari in Africa.
Peoria Zoo
Week 9 July 24-28
74760
Inventors Workshop-Get your crea ve thinking caps on and see what you can build during this week full of inven ons.
Waterpark
Week 10
July 31- Aug 4
74761
Jedi Training Academy-Does the Force interest you? Do you wish to ght evil and uphold the moral code of a Knight? Jedi training week is here!
Upper Limits
Week 11 Aug 7-11
74762
REWIND-Each day will feature one of the best themes from all summer.
TBA
Day Camp Swim Lessons
Don’t have me in the evening or on weekends for the kids to take swim lessons? Sign your kids up for lessons at Lakeview Family Aqua c Center (LFAC) that are held during summer camp hours. Our camp counselors will walk your child from Lakeview Recrea on Center to the lesson at LFAC. Cost is $27 for 6 classes. Lessons run Tuesday/Thursday/Friday mornings for 30 minutes at a me and you can choose from the following lesson op ons (see full descrip ons on www.peoriaparks.org or the AquaPlex Playbook pages): 14
Class Dates:
Journey I Ages: 5-7
This course is for children who are comfortable in the water and have some water experience.
Journey II Ages: 5-7
Children MUST know how to oat, glide, kick and have basic stroke knowledge.
Discovery I Ages: 8-12
This class is for kids with li le or no experience in the water.
Discovery II Ages: 8-12
Children MUST know how to oat, glide, kick by themselves and have basic stroke knowledge.
6/6-6/16
74763
74767
74771
74775
6/20-6/30
74764
74768
74772
74776
7/5-7/14
74765
74769
74773
74777
7/18-7/28
74766
74770
74774
74778
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Ancient Oaks Day Camp: Ages 5-13
6329 N Koerner Rd, Edwards • Tom Miller • 691-6295 • [email protected]
Loca on: Sommer Park (located near the Shoppes at Grand Prairie/Charter Oak Road) Fees-R/NR: $127/$137 per week (Week 1 and Week 6: $102/$110 due to holiday) Camp hours: 8:30 am-4:00 pm
Extended Care: 7:00-8:30 am, 4:00-5:30 pm (included in fee)
Ancient Oaks Day Camp is all about having fun and educa onal experiences in the great outdoors. Weekly themes re ect on a variety of fun events and plenty of hands-on ac vi es. Located on 320 acres, Sommer Park consists of woods, open elds, hiking trails, ponds and a neighborhood park. Ancient Oaks Day Camp is the best place to be this summer as we celebrate our 47th season of memories for children and adults. Our weekly hotdog/s’more roast and singing tree held every Friday is a fun tradi on for campers! Pre-camp tours available by appointment by calling 691-6295.
Camp fee includes Extended Care available from 7:00-8:30 am and 4:00-5:30 pm with scheduled camp ac vi es from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm each day. Field trips and bus/van transporta on to/from eld trips is included in the cost.
Week/Dates
Code
Descrip ons
Week 1
May 30-June 2
74845
Welcome Back to Camp-School’s out and summer fun begins with canoeing, archery & friends. *No camp May 29
Week 2 June 5-9
74846
Treasure Hunters-Step back in me & try to nd the clues that will unlock the mystery on Friday.
Week 3 June 12-16
74847
Awesome Animal Adventures-Learn about di erent animals found in the park and at home. Get a close up view of di erent animals & learn how to care for them from local rescue groups.
Week 4 June 19-23
74848
Wacky & Wonderful-School is out and why not get wild! Goofy sports, crazy clothes and wacky ac vi es this week.
Week 5 June 26-30
74849
H2-Oh Yeah-Get wet this week with plenty of water games, swimming and sink your favorite counselors in the dunk tank.
Week 6 July 3-7
74850
Holiday Hoopla-Celebrate a di erent holiday each day at camp and enjoy the "haunted" house on Friday. *No camp July 4.
Week 7 July 10-14
74851
The Great Outdoors-Experience the skills of camp re cooking, knots, pitching a tent and hiking.
Week 8 July 17-21
74852
All Star Sports-Get your game face on and sneakers ed to enjoy a variety of di erent sports during the week.
Week 9 July 24-28
74853
H2 Oh Yeah II-You enjoyed it in June, so let’s have it again with a day at the pool, water games and sink the counselors.
Week 10
July 31-Aug 4
74854
Camp Cooking-If you enjoy ea ng then you’ll enjoy cooking di erent kinds of foods- from oven cooking to hot camp re pies. Learn about food safety and create the AODC cookbook.
Week 11 Aug 8-11
74855
Anything Goes!-Enjoy the last week at camp by par cipa ng in all the outdoor ac vi es that you will miss once school starts. Campers choose their ac vi es from ones they had fun doing this summer.
Ancient Oaks Sense of Wonder: Ages 4-5
6329 N Koerner Rd, Edwards • Tom Miller • 691-6295 • [email protected]
Loca on: Sommer Park (located near the Shoppes at Grand Prairie/Charter Oak Road) Fees-R/NR: $63.50/$68.50 per week
Camp hours: 8:30 am-12:00 pm
Pre-camp tours available by appointment by calling 691-6295.
Week/Dates
Code
1/2 day program
Week 4: June 12-16
74857
Awesome Animal Adventures
Week 7: July 3-7
74858
The Great Outdoors
Week 10: July 24-28
74859
H2 Oh Yeah II
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Adventure Camp at Franciscan Rec Complex: Ages 6-12 908 Sterling Ave • Billie McKenzie • 681-2854 • [email protected]
Loca on: Franciscan Recrea on Complex (near Bradley University)
Fees-R/NR: $117/$127 per week.
Camp hours: 8:30 am-3:30 pm
Extended Care: 6:45-8:30 am, 3:30-5:30 pm (included in fee)
Summer me fun for the kids, convenient for the parents...The way it should be! We have more fun than ever, mixing the best of past camp ac vi es with new ideas to make this year's program legit. Fun, non-compe ve ac on themes, with ac vi es like sports, games, arts and cra s, nature programs, shing, special events, weekly swimming, and road trips (special trips). Campers may sign up for the free lunch program or bring their own.
Week/Dates
Code
Descrip on
Week 1: May 30-June 2
74834
All about Summer Camp and you!!!-Kick the summer o right with outdoor games, cra s, sports and variety of “get to know you” ac vi es
Week 2: June 5-9
74835
Backyard Explorers-Discover the wonders of nature this week. From bugs to plants we will do it all!
Week 3: June 12-16
74839
Sports Extravaganza-Do you love sports? We will be teaching and playing new and exici ng sports and games while incorpora ng more widely known sports.
Week 4: June 19-23
74837
Aloha Summer!!!!-Surf’s Up Dude!! Have fun this week playing various Hawaiian theme games, cra s, and ac vi es.
Week 5: June 26-30
74838
Wild Water Week!!-Are you ready to get wet? Take a break from the summer heat! This week will be wacky and wild water games all week long.
Week 6: July 3-7
74836
Party in the USA!!!-From everything red, white, and blue, hometown heroes to celebra ng na onal monuments and landmarks across the na on. No Camp on July 4th.
Week 7: July 10-14
74840
Gamesapalooza-Campers will play games of all kinds new and old. They will also take part in a compe on of their own.
Week 8: July 17-21
74841
Holiday Hoopla-Each Day is a Holiday Celebra on star ng with Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. We will do cra s, ac vi es, and games all week long!
Week 9: July 24-28
74842
Super Soakin!-Wet wild water games, splish and splash spins on ordinary games like capture the ag! Bring a swimsuit and towel every day this week.
Week 10: July 31-Aug 4
74843
Survivor Week!!!-You’ve been chosen to join our tribe. Outwit, Outplay and Outlast all week long!
Week 11: August 7-11
74844
The Last Hurrah Farewell to Summer-Say goodbye to your summer camp friends, play all of your favorite camp games and make your own summer 2017 picture frame.
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Early Learners Adventure Camp: Ages 4-5
Kellar Primary School • Billie McKenzie • 681-2854 • [email protected]
Loca on: Kellar Primary School Cafeteria
Fees-R/NR: $60/$69 per week. Week 5: $48/$55. Camp hours: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Come join us for Early Learners, a half-day preschool program for ages 4-5. Games, cra s, play me, shing, and new friends make learning fun and natural. Our ac vi es focus on socializa on, and early childhood motor development. Camp meets Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to Noon .
Week/Dates
Code
Descrip on
Week 1: June 5-9
74824
All About Me - Kick the summer o right with outdoor games, cra s, sports and variety of "get to know you" ac vi es.
Week 2: June 12-16
74825
The Mighty Jungle - Put on your safari hat and take a walk on the wild side as we explore what lies beneath the canopy of leaves deep within the jungle. Each day we will learn about a di erent jungle animal and end the week with our own jungle safari!
Week 3: June 19-23
74826
Buggin Out! - We're in search of all the slimy and fascina on creatures that are lurking every- where like frogs, beetles, and worms.
Week 4: June 26-30
74827
Dr. Suess - Bring your red and white caps this week is all about the cat. Eat green eggs and ham and play with thing one and thing 2. Its sounds fun to me, what about you?
Week 5: July 3-7
74828
Happy Birthday, USA! - Celebrate Independence Day this week with fun cra s, games, red, white and blue fun! No Camp on July 4th.
Week 6: July 10-14
74829
Aloha Summer - Wet wild water games, splish and splash spins on ordinary games like cap- ture the ag! *Bring swimsuit and towel everyday this week*
Week 7: July 17-21
74830
Pirates and Mermaids - Argg mateys and welcome to Pirate week but wait Mermaids have are also occupying camp! Search for treasures and sing songs on the raging seas. With ships and treasures this week is one for all adventurers.
Week 8: July 24-28
74831
Nursery Rhymes - We’ll have a lively week singing our way through some of our favorite songs and nursery rhymes.
Week 9: July 31-Aug 4
74832
Outer Space - Campers will learn about the “Final Fron er” and go where no camper has gone before. This week will be lled with space ac vi es and will prove to be out of this world!
Week 10: Aug 7-11
74833
All About Dinosaurs - Come learn about the wildlife of prehistoric mes and even learn about what dinosaurs are among us today.
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Proctor Center Summer Fun Academy: Ages 6-15 309 S DuSable • Jonelle McCloud • 673-9183 • [email protected]
Loca on: Proctor Recrea on Center Fees: $235 per session
Camp hours: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Proctor’s Summer Fun Academy is back and be er than ever! Our Summer Fun Academy is like no other. In addi on to great eld trips every Friday, your child will experience an abundance of knowledge combining classes and recrea on.
A typical day includes out-of-the-box teaching in the areas of math, science, and reading in the morning and a combina on of sports and extracurricular ac vi es in the a ernoon. Sports help children develop physical and mental skills, get exercise, have fun and learn to play as part of a team while the classes keep their brains alive and engaged for the summer.
Loca on: Proctor Recrea on Center Fees: $235 per session
Program hours: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Children are grouped according to age. Lunch and snacks are provided. Camp hours are from 9:00 am-4:00 pm; extended hours are available at an addi onal cost if needed. Scholarships available for those who qualify.
Session/Dates
Code
Session I: June 5-June 30
75477
Session II: July 3-July 28
*No camp July 4
75478
Under the 1/6 Teen Program: Ages 14-15
309 S DuSable • Jonelle McCloud • 673-9183 • [email protected]
Are you considered a “tween” because you are too old for summer camp but too young to work? Well, this is the camp for you! If you are ages of 14-15, Proctor Center will help to prepare you for high school, college, and the real world. We will take visits to local colleges, have volunteer opportuni es, and help prepare you for real life experiences. You will s ll have the opportunity to go on the Friday eld trips. This is a part of the Summer Fun Academy.
Session/Dates
Code
Session I: June 5-June 30
75479
Session II: July 3-July 28
75480
Camp On Stage for Performing Arts: Ages 7-13 1125 W Lake Ave • Katie McLuckie • 681-2861 • [email protected]
Loca on: Noble Center (in Lakeview Park)
Fees-R/NR: $255/$275 per two-week session
Camp hours: 8:30 am-3:30 pm
Extended Care: 7:00-8:30 am, 3:30-5:30 pm (included in fee)
Come join the cast and crew of Peoria’s
premier performing arts camp! Our
talented sta and special “guest stars” will
instruct you in drama, dance, and musical
skills while you and your fellow campers
write your own play to be performed at the
Noble Center Auditorium. Other exci ng camp ac vi es include set and costume design, make-up skills, swimming and games. Hope to see you -- ON STAGE!
Camp fee includes costumes, make-up, eld trips, and swimming once a week. Camp runs Monday through Friday. Lunch, drinks, and snacks are provided.
Par ally funded by a grant from Illinois Arts Council
Session/Camp Dates
Code
Performance Night
Session I: June 19-30
77864
June 30
Session II: July 10-21
77865
July 21
Session III: July 31-August 11
77866
August 11
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Fine Arts Camp: Ages 7-12
1125 W Lake Ave • Katie McLuckie • 681-2861 • [email protected]
Loca on: Noble Center (in Lakeview Park)
Fees-R/NR: $127/$137 per week.
Camp hours: 8:30 am-3:30 pm
Extended Care: 7:00-8:30 am, 3:30-5:30 pm (included in fee)
Let your imagina on run free with ‘hands on’ ac vi es in the ne arts designed to challenge your crea ve skills. Students will be separat- ed into age appropriate groups and skill levels. Individual expression encouraged. Parents are responsible for transporta on to and from the program site and to some special event sites. All eld trips will use City Link buses. Lunch, drinks and snacks are provided. Camp fee includes all supplies, eld trips, and swimming once a week. Dress for a mess. Camps meet Monday through Friday, 8:30 am-3:30 pm. Extended care and special trip admissions are included in your fee.
Week/Dates
Code
Themes/Descrip ons
Week 1
May 30-June 2
77860
Art 101 – Let’s get to the basics! Learn what everything is and how to use it – color wheel, paints, mediums. This week will prepare you for the rest of your summer art! No Camp May 29th
Week 2 June 5-9
77853
Find Your Medium - You will experiment with a variety of mediums every day and choose the medium you wish to focus on to create your main project.
Week 3 June 12-16
77854
Nature’s Art - Begin the week with a guided hike where you’ll discover the color, symmetry, texture and pat- terns in nature. We will study line, shape, space, texture, light and shade. You will keep a sketch journal of your own nature drawings which you will turn into art projects.
Week 4 June 19-23
77855
Ar st’s Pale e - Young painters will learn to use tempera, watercolor and acrylic paints on paper and canvas to create a s ll-life pain ng, a gura ve pain ng, and the pain ng of your wildest dreams! We’ll cover color mixing, brush use, and combining materials to make one of a kind works.
Week 5 June 26-30
77856
Sculp ng by Design - Sculpture is three-dimensional artwork created by shaping or combining materials. Materials may be worked by removal such as carving; or they may be assembled such as by gluing, or hardened such as by ring. Our sculpture lessons include forming carving, collaging, gluing and more and make use of materials such as clay, wood, soap, paper, tape, beans, foam, metal, stones and more.
Week 6 July 3-7
77857
Installa on Art – Installa on art is a speci c type of sculpture designed to transform the percep on of a space. We will spend the week changing a space, crea ng a whole new view! This may take us to the depths of the ocean, deep in the forest, or wherever the campers choose! No Camp July 4th
Week 7 July 10-14
77858
Trash to Treasure – We know that anything can be turned in to a work of art! Come get your hands dirty and turn ordinary items that would be thrown out in to beau ful crea ons.
Week 8 July 17-21
77859
World Color –Celebrate diversity with a week of mul cultural art projects from many di erent countries including Africa, Australia, Asia, the Middle East and Mexico.
Week 9 July 24-28
77861
European Master’s Studio – Michelangelo, da Vinci, van Gogh, Monet...the list goes on! Channel your inner famous European ar st and recreate a famous masterpiece! We will study the greats, learn a li le art history, follow the same techniques as our famous painters, and paint as they did!
Week 10
July 31-Aug 4
77862
American Master’s Studio – As we did in the week before, this week we’re looking at ar sts closer to home – O’Kee e, Pollock, Warhol, Rothko. We will nd our inner famous American ar st and recreate a masterpiece! We will study the greats, learn a li le art history, follow the same techniques as our famous painters, and paint as they did!
Week 11 Aug 7-11
77863
Ancient Art – Learn about art before paper and canvas. This week will take you back to the beginning and teach about cave drawings, hieroglyphics, ancient sculptures, and Greek Art. This unique form of art will not only sharpen your art skills, but teach history at the same me!
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Explore and Create with PlayHouse Camps: Ages 5-11 2218 N Prospect Rd • Register by calling 323-6894
Location: Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum (in Glen Oak Park)
Registration for PlayHouse Camp is through Peoria PlayHouse and the Noble Center
Please call 309-323-6894, go to peoriaplayhouse.org or visit the Peoria PlayHouse or the Noble Center
Peoria PlayHouse is dedicated to facilitating experiences that encourage children “to be explorers and creators of the world”. This summer we will o er three di erent camp experiences that are age speci c. Each camp experience includes hands-on activities and o site excursions!
• Cost: $250 non-members/$200 members, registration is required
• Extended Care on camp days is available from 8-9am and 3:30-5pm for an additional $15/day
• Campers should bring brown bag lunches
• Registration fees are non-refundable and must be paid in full by the start of the camp session
Messy Masterpieces
Kids will splatter, spray, and smear...and bend, twist, model, and mold...while we learn all about the many ways to paint and sculpt...and leave all of the mess here at the PlayHouse!
Our week will include lots of hands-on making, as well as fun o -site visits to places like the Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, Peoria Riverfront Museum, Sculpture Walk Peoria, Prairie Center for the Arts, and more. This week-long camp will end with an art show, where kids can show o all of their creations!
Wonders of Water
The PlayHouse and its water table will be our home base as we explore the Illinois River
through dynamic art and science activities, like making sh prints, nature journals and collages, constructing bird feeders and “animals” out of recycled materials, and building and testing boats and beaver dams. We’ll explore the river’s plants and animals, its history, learn about water transportation, and environmental issues related to the river!
Then, we’ll let Peoria become our learning lab! Through o -site visits to places like the Peoria Zoo, Luthy Botanical Garden, Peoria Riverfront Museum, Glen Oak Park Lagoon, Forest Park Nature Center, and Camp Wokanda, and a visit from the Illinois American Water mobile lab, our campers will deepen their interests and become explorers of the world!
Construction Zone
Do your kids like to build? This camp will focus on using basic woodworking tools and construction methods to build fun projects out of lumber and recycled materials. We will also learn di erent methods of upcycling, including strengthening, altering, and re- nishing, to make something old fantastic and useful again.
The week will include lots of building time, and is perfect for kids who love our Real Tools space, and can never get enough time making there! We’ll also make some o -site visits to gather vintage nds for re- nishing, and learn about people in our community who also build amazing things!
“Wonders of Water Camp was such a fun week of activities and we’re so happy that we were able to participate!”
Dates
Code
Descrip on
Age Group
Time
June 12-16
Messy Masterpieces
5-7
9 am -3:30pm
Dates
Code
Descrip on
Age Group
Time
July 10-14
Wonders of Water
7-9
9 am -3:30pm
Dates
Code
Descrip on
Age Group
Time
August 14-18
Construc on Zone
9-11
9 am -3:30pm
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HISRA Camps: Ages 4-21 8727 N Pioneer Rd • 691-1929
Registration Fair
HISRA Summer Camp • Tuesday, January 17, 4-7 pm
Heart of Illinois Special Recrea on Associa on (HISRA) will begin taking registra ons for 2017 Summer Camp on Tuesday, January 17 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Registra on for HISRA Summer Camps will remain open un l April 1 based on availability within each camp group. For more informa on about registering for HISRA Summer Camps, please contact HISRA at 309-691-1929.
Camp Free to Be: Ages 4-21
Loca on: HISRA
Fees-R/NR: $150/$190 per week (Week 5: $120/$152 due to holiday)
Camp hours: 8:30 am-4:00 pm
Are you excited for a fun and playful summer? Sign up for Camp Free to Be today! This camp provides adventurous and fun ac vi es for nine weeks throughout the summer for campers with mul ple and/or severe disabili es. Our hand picked sta will be paired with your camper based upon camper ra os and needs. This will ensure your camper’s success in the fun camp ac vi es they will encounter. All campers need to bring a sack lunch and drink daily. Member District Transporta on
is available from a centralized loca on for residents of Chillicothe, Morton and Washington Park Districts. See Member District Transporta on informa on below. Parents and guardians of Peoria residents can u lize CityLi (497-3340). Peoria County residents can u lize Rural Peoria County Transporta on (697-3305). Morton residents can also u lize We Care Inc. (253-7708). Parents are responsible for coordina on and fees associated with using these transporta on companies.
*NOTE: No camp on Tuesday, July 4th.
Summer Daze: Ages 13-21
Loca on: HISRA
Fees-R/NR: $150/$190 per week (Week 5: $112.50/$142.50 due to holiday)
Camp hours: 8:30 am-4:00 pm
Are you looking for an adventure this summer? Come join Summer Daze as we explore Central Illinois and spend our days swimming, playing Frisbee golf, visi ng farms, listening to live bands, bowling, making our own po ery, shing and much more! Campers are required to bring a sack lunch and drink daily. Summer Daze generally swims twice per week. Summer Daze is designed for campers ages 13-21 who are independent in their self-care skills. Please speak to a Program Coordinator in regards to camper eligibility. Space is limited, so sign up early!
*NOTE: No camp on Tuesday, July 4th.
Camp Free to Be
Week/Dates
Week 1: June 5-9
Week 2: June 12-16
Week 3: June 19-23
Week 4: June 26-30
Week 5*: July 3-7
Week 6: July 10-14
Week 7: July 17-21
Week 8: July 22-28
Week 9: July 31 - Aug 4
Extended Care
Fees-R/NR:
AM extended care - $25/$35 (Week 5: $20/$28)
PM extended care - $25/$35 (Week 5: $20/$28) Available all weeks of Camp Free to Be and
Summer Daze.
Does your camper need to be dropped o prior
to the start of camp? Or picked up a er camp
ends? We can help you out with that! HISRA o ers morning extended care from 7:30 am to 8:30 am and a ernoon extended care from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm every day of camp. You may sign up for the en re summer or by week as needed.
Member District Transportation
Fees-R/NR: $0/$20 per week (Week 5: $0/$16)
Available all weeks of Camp Free to Be and Summer Daze.
Not only are Camp Free to Be and Summer Daze fun for campers but convenient for families! Transporta on is provided for residents of Chillicothe, Morton and Washington Park Districts. Pick Up/Drop O loca ons are: Shore Acres Park, Morton Freedom Hall and Saint Clare Crossing. There is no charge for campers who are residents of these member districts. Transporta on will be provided to campers who are not residents of our member districts – only if space is available – for a nominal fee. Space is limited; residents of HISRA member districts will be given priority. Pick-up and drop-o mes will be determined at the close of registra on. Driver will rotate. Transporta on reserva ons must be made by April 1.
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Summer Daze
Week/Dates
Week 1: June 5-8
Week 2: June 12-15
Week 3: June 19-22
Week 4: June 26-29
Week 5*: July3-6
Week 6: July 10-13
Week 7: July 17-20
Week 8: July 24-27


Volunteer Department
Lanada Cunningham, Volunteer Coordinator • 681-2827 • [email protected]
Special Events
John H. Gwynn Jr. Annual Black History Program, pg. 79
Th: 2/7 • 6:30-8 pm • Proctor Center
6 volunteers to help with food, programs and ushering at this historical celebra on!
Chill Billy Winter Spor ng Event, pg. 39
Sa: 1/14 • 9 am • Camp Wokanda Volunteers are needed to help with
this new event! It includes ice shing, orienteering, trail running, survival class and more!
Earth Day Fes val, pg. 38
Sa: 4/22 • 11 am-4 pm
Forest Park Nature Center
Here’s your opportunity to “think globally, act locally”. Enjoy live music while helping with hands-on demos, kids cra s, face pain ng, and more.
Maple Syrup Workshop and Pancake Breakfast,pg. 40
Sa: 4/1 • 9 am-12 pm
Help people ll up on pancakes and fresh Maple Syrup from Camp Wokanda!
CCT Annual Drama Fes val, pg. 64
Sa: 5/6 • 9 am-12 pm, 12-2 pm, 2-4pm Corn Stock Theatre • 3 volunteers/shi needed to help with concessions and as stage hands during the performances of the area’s promising young thespians.
Garlic Mustard Control, pg. 38
Sa: 4/29 and 5/13 • Forest Park Nature Center • 40 volunteers (16+) needed to help control this plant that’s spreading rapidly! A short presenta on on Garlic Mustard iden ca on and control will precede the e orts at Forest Park.
Children’s Community Theatre’s “Lion King, Jr.” pg. 64
July 6-8 • 7 pm
July 7-9 • 1:30 pm
Zoo ni, pg. 27
Date May 11, 2017 • Peoria Zoo Volunteers age 21+
Volunteers are needed to serve at this fun sold-out event at Peoria Zoo! Help with crowd control, food prepara on, and as runners for our bartenders.
Dancing with Our Stars, pg. 59
Date April 1, 2017 • 6:30 pm
Peoria Civic Center
Volunteers needed to help with the Annual Dance Recital of the Peoria Park District.
Help Fill Easter Eggs!
8+ volunteers needed to prepare for the Easter Egg Hunts by pu ng all the goodies inside the eggs. Flexible schedules can be made by contac ng the Volunteer Department.
Easter Egg Hunts
Franciscan Recrea on Center
Sa: 4/8 • 9:30-11:30 am 15 volunteers (16+)
Peoria Zoo
Sa: 4/8 • 10:30 am-12 pm 7-10 volunteers (16+)
Northtrail Park
Sa: 4/8 • 12 pm
7-8 volunteers (16+)
Proctor Center
Easter Egg Hunt & Carnival F: 4/4 • 1-3:00 pm
8 volunteers (16+)
Camp Wokanda
Doggie Easter Egg Hunt Sa: 4/15 • 1:00-3:00 pm 8 volunteers (16+)
Semi-Annual Book Sale, pg. 52
Noble Center • 20+ volunteers needed each day • shi s available
Sa: 4/22 • 10 am-7 pm
Su: 4/23 • 12-5 pm
M: 4/24 • 12-7 pm
March Madness Experience
Th-Sa: 3/9-3/11 • Th-Sa: 3/16-3/18 Shi s available for both weekends Th: 6-9 pm • F: 10 am-1 pm; 1-4 pm; 4-6:30 pm; 6:15-9:00 pm • Sa: 10 am-1 pm; 1-4pm; 3:45-6:30 pm Volunteers will assist youth at the Peoria Civic Center with basketball games.
Access the Experience
Tu: 3/7 • 100 volunteers (14+) needed to assist youth with games and compe ons, making March Madness at the Civic Center accessible to all. Contact HISRA at 691-1929 to sign up for this great program.
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Regular Opportunities
Coaching
Youth Baseball, Basketball and Soccer coaches are needed this winter and spring. See pages 69-74 for program descrip ons. Call 681-2867.
Peoria Zoo
Zoo Teens Program
• Calling all high school students ages 13-17! If you have wanted to put your love for animals to work, now is the me. Star ng January 1 through April 15 the Zoo will be accep ng applica ons for the Zoo Teen Program in which you can help with classes, camps and special events! Please contact the Peoria Zoo at 309-681-3559 or visit peoriazoo.org/volunteer.html for more informa on.
Adult Opportuni es (ages 18+) include:
• Interpreters: An exci ng opportunity for those who love
animals! Volunteers are sta oned at exhibits and talk to the
public about animals, answering any ques ons they may have.
• Assistant Zookeeper: Shi s from 10 am-1 pm. A great
Proctor and Logan Rec Centers
Help with our a er-school programs! See pages 77 and 80 for program details. Call Proctor at 673-9183 or Logan at 676-8179.
Logan Recrea on Center
Logan Center is looking for people that could help others nd a job by helping them develop a resume, search for jobs and prac ce interviews on Tuesdays from 1-2 pm each week.
Moonlight Coali on
Help students earn their GED! Call Hedy at (309) 673-9183.
Environmental Facili es
Peoria Wilds Restora on - Volunteers remove woody brush, collect and sow seed, monitor vegeta on and more. Check out www.peoriawilds.org.
Forest Park Nature Center - Volunteers (ages 16+) needed for trail maintenance. Hike the trails, keep them clean and stay on the lookout for regula on viola ons.
W.H. Sommer Park - Volunteer opportuni es in Woodland Stewardship, Rental Hos ng, Gardening, and Woodworking/ Carpenter. (Age 14+)
Book Court
opportunity to work with animal environments. Volunteers assist in the cleaning of animal displays, windows, oors and other items as necessary.
• Animal Handlers: Love working with animals? Then this is the perfect opportunity! Volunteers learn how to handle and present selected educa on animals to use in programs and during talks at the Zoo.
Luthy Botanical Garden
Come volunteer at the Garden and learn new skills, meet great people, help beau fy the grounds and have fun at the same me. Volunteers are needed year-round and gardening experience is not necessary. We also have opportuni es with educa on, special event planning and grant wri ng. Call the Volunteer Coordinator, at 681-2827 for more informa on.
Golf Courses
Golf Course Volunteers at Madison, Newman and Kellogg Golf Courses. 25 Volunteers (ages 21+) needed at each course. Volunteers may enjoy incen ves such as waived fees, free course plans and more. Du es include:
• Tracking pace of play and monitoring rule compliance
• Addressing necessary course needs
• Maintaining full water coolers around the course
• Preparing Golf Carts between players
• Assis ng in the pro shops and handling customer inquiries
Heart of Illinois Special Recrea on Associa on
Call 691-1929 if you are interested in being an ongoing volunteer or volunteering for special events.
Turn the page for more volunteer opportuni es!


Volunteers are needed to interact with the public, make change, and love books. Volunteers may sit and read/work at a desk when no one is there. Can’t volunteer on a regular basis? Subs tutes are needed Monday through Friday from 8:30 am-12:30 pm and 12:30-4:30 pm.
Volunteers ages 18+ are needed to sort, price, stack and box books from 9 am-1 pm on weekdays.
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Volunteer Department
Lanada Cunningham, Volunteer Coordinator • 681-2827 • [email protected]
Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum
To apply for all PlayHouse volunteer opportuni es, visit www.peoriaplayhouse.org/get-involved
Volunteer at the PlayHouse to help kids become explorers and creators of the world! Scheduling is exible! Volunteers (ages 14 and up) can support the PlayHouse and engage with our visitors in the following ways:
• Real Tools:
Assist and instruct safe tool use techniques in the Real Tools exhibit as kids use hammers, saws, drills, and other tools
to create and build. Volunteers in this posi on should be comfortable with basic carpentry tools and interested in working with children in a hands-on capacity.
• Field Trips:
Volunteers assist Educa on Department sta in welcoming classes to the museum through a range of eld trip op ons. We par cularly need volunteers for our Explore, Challenge, Become eld trips, in which volunteers lead an interac ve, hands-on ac vity that promotes children’s sense of curiosity about a par cular topic or exhibit in the museum. Field trips are booked during regular open hours on weekdays and range in length from 2 to 3 hours.
• Special Events and Programs:
The PlayHouse hosts a variety of kid and family workshops, as well as special programs and events! Volunteers can help in facilita ng these on a regular or occasional basis; whatever works for your schedule!
• Other:
Do you love the PlayHouse but none of these things t with your interests or availability? Contact us to nd a way to volunteer in way that works with your skills and interests!
Contact Kris n Vanna a, Opera ons Manager, for more informa on: kvanna [email protected] or (309) 323-6893.
High School Students are also invited to spend summers with
the PlayHouse Team as Teen Interns. Par cipa ng teens interact with visitors and support museum sta during summer camps and other educa onal programming. Teen Interns also a end workshops that build job skills and teaching skills, as well as knowledge about museums. For more informa on contact Courtney Baxter, Educa on Manager, at [email protected] or 309-323-6869.
Peoria Park District Foundation Emily Cahill • 681-2803 • [email protected]
Moonlight Coali on - page 81 Youth Outreach - pages 82-83
Your generosity can make a difference!
The Peoria Park District Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that supports the work of the Peoria Park District. Home to both the Moonlight Coalition for Adult Learning and the ELITE Youth Outreach programs, the Foundation focuses on enhancing and providing public educational, adult learning, and youth outreach programs and opportunities to the Peoria community, especially those taking place on Peoria Park District property or in connection with Peoria Park District leisure and recreation opportunities.
Your tax-deductible donation can help adults earn their GED, students learn respect and the benefits of hard work, or our youngest citizens learn through play. Donate today!
All donations may be made to: Peoria Park District Foundation, 1125 West Lake Avenue
Peoria, IL 61614
Have questions on how you can make a difference?
Please call Emily at 681-2803.
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