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Fall 2012 Program Guide
Variety, Preschool, Youth & Adult



Article - Program



Variety - Holiday


A Call from the North Pole


What could be more exciting for your child than a phone call from Santa or one of his elves? Fill out an information sheet for Calls from the North Pole at any Community Center or Online between November 12 - November 30. Calls will be made on Monday, December 3; Tuesday, December 4; and Thursday, December 6; between 5 and 8 pm. For children 3-6 years old only. Calls from Santa are free. Please note that due to the tremendous amount of calls, your call may be placed on a different day than requested.

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Parent and Child Holiday Reindeer

Calling all moms and dads! Ultimate Classes & Parties has found the most adorable reindeers for you and your child to create. Each participant will stuff his or her own reindeer, add a star to make a wish, decorate a holiday T-shirt, and create a rhinestone collar. Birth certificates are also provided. This class is especially designed for parents and their children. * Refunds must be requested at least 1 week prior to the program start date.

ClassAgeGenderLocationDayTimeDateFee# of
Classes
OpeningsClick to Enroll
3422-43-9 yrs

Both

RecreationM6:30-7:30 pm12/17$30

1

28Enroll

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Get Ready for Thanksgiving

Let the kids do some of the holiday prep work. Make a centerpiece, decorate placemats and bake a dessert (with a recipe card to bring home). Registration is now open for this program.

ClassAgeGenderLocationDayTimeDateFee# of
Classes
InstructorOpeningsClick to Enroll
3424-54-7 yrs

Both

Historical MuseumSa10:30 am-12 pm11/17$20

1

Beth Bridier10Enroll

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Spooky Halloween Crafts and Treats!

This is a fun-filled spooky Halloween class that will get you in the spirit of Halloween. We will be making spooky and adorable Halloween trick or treat bags, Halloween themed crafts and edible scary treats. Sign up today by yourself or with a friend because this is a class you will not want to miss!

ClassAgeGenderLocationDayTimeDateFee# of
Classes
OpeningsClick to Enroll
3426-65-10 yrs

Both

PioneerF6:30-7:45 pm10/19$10

1

5Enroll
3426-75-10 yrs

Both

PioneerF6:30-7:45 pm10/19$18

1

18Enroll

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Daddy Daughter Holiday Jewelry Gift Boutique

Moms-

ClassLevelAgeGenderLocationDayTimeDateFee# of
Classes
InstructorOpeningsClick to Enroll
3428-8Ad'tl Child5-10 yrs

Female

RecreationF6:30-7:45 pm12/14$29

1

Glitzy Girlz4Enroll
3428-95-10 yrs

Female

RecreationF6:30-7:45 pm12/14$34

1

Glitzy Girlz16Enroll

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Fall Festival Days

Celebrate Thanksgiving break with three days of fun at Olympic Indoor Aquatic Center. Children in grades 1 - 5 will participate in a variety of fun activities including: swimming, arts & crafts, tie-dye, & sports games. Lunch will be provided everyday by the Park District.

ClassLevelAgeGenderLocationDayTimeDateFee# of
Classes
InstructorOpeningsClick to Enroll
3431-0Beggr 1-6

Both

Olympic Indoor Swim CenterM9 am-3 pm11/19$35

1

Staff48Enroll
3431-1Beggr 1-6

Both

Olympic Indoor Swim CenterM, T, W9 am-3 pm11/19-11/21$90

3

Staff46Enroll
3431-2Beggr 1-6

Both

Olympic Indoor Swim CenterT9 am-3 pm11/20$35

1

Staff46Enroll
3431-3Beggr 1-6

Both

Olympic Indoor Swim CenterW9 am-3 pm11/21$35

1

Staff48Enroll

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School's Out at Olympic

Schools Out! Come and join us at Olympic Indoor Swim Center for two days of fun. Activities will include: Swimming, arts & crafts, board games, and a variety of other indoor / outdoor games. Lunch will be provided by the district. (PR)

ClassLevelAgeGenderLocationDayTimeDateR/NR
Fee
# of
Classes
InstructorOpeningsClick to Enroll
3433-4Beggr 1-5

Both

Olympic Indoor Swim CenterM9 am-3 pm10/8$35/$45

1

Staff50Enroll

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Holiday Etiquette

Are your children ready for those holiday parties and family dinners? The upcoming holidays provide your children a great chance to show off their manners. Don't miss this opportunity to learn lifelong skills taught by etiquette teachers from The Etiquette School of Chicago. Snack will be served to practice passing and eating food properly. Instruction to include: Dining etiquette, table manners, introducing yourself and others, handshaking, learning names, speaking clearly, respect for others, how to be a good host or guest.

ClassAgeGenderLocationDayTimeDateFee# of
Classes
InstructorOpeningsClick to Enroll
3435-57-12 yrs

Both

Historical MuseumTh4-5:30 pm11/8$25

1

The Etiquette School of Chicago14Enroll

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Fall Vegetable Gardening

Just because summer is over doesn't mean that gardening season is over! This class will show you how to grow a bountiful harvest of vegetables suitable for fall weather. (PR)

ClassAgeGenderLocationDayTimeDateFee# of
Classes
InstructorOpeningsClick to Enroll
3437-618+

Both

FrontierTh7-8:30 pm9/20$40

1

Mark Lyons20Enroll

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Pinterest Inspired Crafts for Halloween!

A one-day class where you will make cute spooky crafts for Halloween. Your family will love them and your friends will be jealous of your new cute trendy décor for the Halloween. All supplies is included in the program fee.

ClassAgeGenderLocationDayTimeDateFee# of
Classes
OpeningsClick to Enroll
3308-218+

Female

HeritageTh7-8:45 pm10/11$25

1

2Enroll

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Handmade Personalized Holiday Cards

Make exquisite, one of a kind cards that look professionally made. We will create easy and fabulous cards to present gift cards, accompany cash gifts or to impress those special friends and family this holiday season. Stampin' Up demonstrator Dee Tollaksen will show you how to cut, layer, stamp, and emboss to personalize your cards. All materials provided.

ClassAgeGenderLocationDayTimeDateFee# of
Classes
InstructorOpeningsClick to Enroll
3439-718+

Both

Historical MuseumSu2-4 pm11/4$22

1

Dee Tollaksen18Enroll

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Handmade Gift Tags & Thank You Notes

Dress your gifts with customized gift tags and send one of a kind thank you notes this holiday season. Stampin' Up demonstrator Dee Tollaksen will show you how to make unique and creative cards and tags for the holidays using cutouts, stamps, and other items. All supplies included.

ClassAgeGenderLocationDayTimeDateFee# of
Classes
InstructorOpeningsClick to Enroll
3441-818+

Both

Historical MuseumW7-8:30 pm11/7$20

1

Dee Tollaksen19Enroll

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Variety - Miscellaneous


Private Piano Lessons


Enjoy self-expression through music and explore your creative abilities. Private piano lessons are available for all ages upon request.
Lessons will be instructed by Vera Rakitin, a European pianist with over 20 years of experience in teaching children and adults. Please contact the Recreation Park, 847.577.3040, Monday through Friday between 1-5 pm for more information.

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Family Game Night

Hey families, do you need to just get away from everything? Well this is going to be a fun class for you then! We are having a game night and the whole family is invited, even the dog! (Just Kidding) We will provide family games, snacks and drinks for all! We will also be giving out prizes!!! So you do not want to miss this class! Fee is per family and refunds must be requested one week prior to the class.

ClassAgeGenderLocationDayTimeDateFee# of
Classes
InstructorOpeningsClick to Enroll
3443-90-24 mos

Female

RecreationTh6:30-7:30 pm11/15$33

1

Ultimate Classes and Parties30Enroll

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Private Piano

Enjoy self-expression through music and explore your creative abilities. Learn to experience the pure fun of playing the piano. Private lessons are available for all ages upon request. Lessons are once a week for 30 minutes. Lessons will be instructed by Vera Rakitin, a European pianist with over 20 years experience in teaching children and adults. Please contact Recreation Park, 847-577-3040, Monday through Friday between 1-5 pm for more information and to schedule lessons.

ClassAgeGenderLocationDayTimeDateFee# of
Classes
InstructorOpeningsClick to Enroll
3450-7All Ages

Both

RecreationM - F3-8 pm9/10-11/16$190

50

Vera Rakitin20Enroll
3450-9All Ages

Both

RecreationM - F3-8 pm11/19-1/21$190

46

Vera Rakitin20Enroll

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Time To Hit The Hay!

Free Special Event - Olympic Garden Series - Join us any time between 9 am and 12:30 pm at Olympic Garden on the sundeck of Olympic Indoor Swim Center. Kids will get an education on where food comes from and how it is grown. Depending on what is still in season at the garden, they may just get a chance to pick and eat! Attendees will also get to help put the Olympic Garden to bed for the winter. We will pull the remainder of the our summer plants, tidy our rows, and discuss what to compost. Stop by and learn about what we did this summer with our garden and awaken your green thumb.

ClassAgeGenderLocationDayTimeDateFee# of
Classes
InstructorOpeningsClick to Enroll
3001-4All Ages

Both

Olympic Indoor Swim CenterSa9 am-12:30 pm9/22$0

1

Megan Hill100Enroll

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Cafe Amigos

Cafe Amigos is open for business! Children bring a lunch with a beverage and learn Spanish while lunching with friends. There will be exciting theme days, songs, art, games and MORE! It's 90 minutes of fun! Cafe Amigos is the perfect setting for children to learn Spanish! All instructors are experienced early childhood educators and at least one instructor will be a native speaker.

ClassAgeGenderLocationDayTimeDateFee# of
Classes
InstructorOpeningsClick to Enroll
3448-13-5 yrs

Both

RecreationF11:30 am-1 pm9/14-10/26$156

7

Amigos Programs10Enroll
3448-23-5 yrs

Both

RecreationF11:30 am-1 pm11/2-12/14$156

7

Amigos Programs0Cancelled

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Mad Science for Young Scientists (New Topics)

Join Mad Science for loads of hands-on science fun. Each week covers experiments and exploration designed for younger scientists. Lots of fun and exciting science topics to investigate and things to take home. All materials are included and instructors are provided by Mad Science of Northern Illinois. All children must be four years old as of September 1, 2012.

ClassAgeGenderLocationDayTimeDateFee# of
Classes
InstructorOpeningsClick to Enroll
3489-84-6 yrs

Both

RecreationTh11-11:45 am9/13-10/25$122

7

Mad Science18Enroll
3489-94-6 yrs

Both

RecreationTh1:30-2:15 pm9/13-10/25$122

7

Mad Science11Enroll

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Amazing Minds

Come explore this exciting after school program open to all 1st through 3rd graders who love to learn! Amazing Minds offers a variety of interactive topics (which change each session) that will expand your child’s knowledge of the world and reinforce their academic skills. For example, your child may become a junior geologist and explore the world of rocks & minerals; investigate owl pellets; find out how to make raisins bounce through scientific experiments; learn about famous landmarks, rare Australian animals, or sharks, whales and dolphins. Excavate hidden treasures from an ancient Egyptian tomb, or sample ethnic cuisine from China or Italy. Come join all the fun exploration in this can’t miss enrichment program. All materials are included.

ClassAgeGenderLocationDayTimeDateFee# of
Classes
No ClassOpeningsClick to Enroll
3450-3gr 1-3

Both

Olympic Indoor Swim CenterSa10-11 am9/8-10/13$120

5

10/630Enroll
3450-4gr 1-3

Both

Olympic Indoor Swim CenterSa10-11 am10/27-12/1$120

5

11/240Cancelled

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Mad Science - System 5

Mad Science is a class filled with fun, spectacular, hands-on science experiments! Some of the cool, new, hands-on science topics will include All About Animals, The Science of Art, Radical Robots and more. Each young scientist will be able to make some fun take home projects too, including an energy toy, a diving toy, a robotic creation and many others. All materials and instructors are provided by Mad Science of Northern Illinois.

ClassAgeGenderLocationDayTimeDateFee# of
Classes
InstructorOpeningsClick to Enroll
3487-7gr 1-3

Both

RecreationTh4:15-5:15 pm9/13-10/25$130

7

Mad Science13Enroll

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Amazing Minds In The Morning

This is the perfect one day class to have fun and keep your brain sharp! This workshop will give your children the opportunity to see what exciting, educational activities Amazing Minds has to offer! Your child may become a junior geologist and explore the world of rocks & minerals, investigate owl pellets, or find out how to make raisins bounce through interactive games and scientific experiments. All supplies included.

ClassAgeGenderLocationDayTimeDateFee# of
Classes
OpeningsClick to Enroll
3450-8gr 1-3

Both

HeritageM10:30 am-12 pm10/8$24

1

30Enroll

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Magicians

This one-day hands-on class features card, rope and sponge ball tricks. Each participant receives all necessary props and an illustrated manual to take home. Refunds must be done a week before the class starts. Any requests after that time will not be granted.

ClassAgeGenderLocationDayTimeDateR/NR
Fee
# of
Classes
OpeningsClick to Enroll
3454-75-12 yrs

Both

RecreationM4-4:55 pm9/24$20/$27.50

1

25Enroll
3454-85-12 yrs

Both

RecreationF5:15-6:10 pm11/2$20/$27.50

1

26Enroll

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Private Tutoring 1 Hour Sessions

Does your child need extra motivation and encouragement with his or her school work? Get individual academic attention with our certified teaching staff. Work on the subjects that your child needs help with the most to reach their full potential. We have one hour sessions available, you could also sign up for five 1-hour sessions as well. If the hour long sessions aren't what you are looking for we also offer half hour sessions as well.

ClassAgeGenderLocationDayTimeDateR/NR
Fee
# of
Classes
OpeningsClick to Enroll
3459-0gr 1-5

Both

RecreationT - F4-6:30 pm9/11-12/7$160/$224

52

10Enroll
3459-1gr 1-5

Both

RecreationT - F4-6:30 pm9/11-12/7$35/$50

52

10Enroll

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Private Tutoring 30 Minute Sessions

Does your child need extra motivation and encouragement with his or her school work? Get individual academic attention with our certified teaching staff. Work on the subjects that your child needs help with the most to reach their full potential. We have one 30 minute sessions available, you could also sign up for five 30 minute sessions as well. If the thirty minutes sessions are not what you are looking for we also offer 1 hour sessions as well.

ClassAgeGenderLocationDayTimeDateR/NR
Fee
# of
Classes
OpeningsClick to Enroll
3461-2gr 1-5

Both

RecreationT - F4-6:30 pm9/11-12/7$20/$30

52

10Enroll
3461-3gr 1-5

Both

RecreationT - F4-6:30 pm9/11-12/7$90/$135

52

10Enroll

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Glitzy Idol Night!

Calling all American Idol wannabes! Here’s your chance to join Glitzy Girlz Idol where the GIRLS compete! This unique new class is transformed into the hit show complete with a judges panel, singing performers, host and even crowns a winner. Our Glitzy staff acts as the “stylist team” to glam up all judges and contestants. Wear your favorite glam outfit and bring your friends. All props and karaoke machine are supplied in class. Our winner gets a special prize and each girl gets a rock diva gift bag. See you on stage!

ClassAgeGenderLocationDayTimeDateFee# of
Classes
InstructorOpeningsClick to Enroll
3463-46-11 yrs

Female

RecreationF6-7:30 pm11/16$29

1

Glitzy Girlz19Enroll

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Fun with making Balloon Animals

Did you ever want to learn how to make those cool balloon animals that you see at parties? Well now you can. With just a little practice, children will learn the techniques needed to take a plain balloon and transform it into a fascinating balloon animal creation (like dogs, butterflies, swords, etc.) At the end of the class children will get to take home all of the things that they made. This class isn’t just for the kids; parents are more than welcome to join their children in the class (at no extra charge). Refunds must be requested a week before the start of the class. Any refund requests after that time will not be granted.

ClassAgeGenderLocationDayTimeDateR/NR
Fee
# of
Classes
OpeningsClick to Enroll
3456-96-13 yrs

Both

RecreationTh6-7:15 pm9/27$25/$30.50

1

27Enroll

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Archery

Learn the correct way to handle and shoot a bow and arrow. Students learn to work with the recurve bow and instructors emphasize safety and fun while teaching proper technique. All necessary equipment is provided.

ClassLevelAgeGenderLocationDayTimeDateFee# of
Classes
InstructorOpeningsClick to Enroll
3465-5Beg7-11 yrs

Both

FrontierT4:30-5:25 pm9/11-10/16$70

6

SportsKids0Closed - Wait List
3465-6Beg11-14 yrs

Both

FrontierT5:30-6:25 pm9/11-10/16$70

6

SportsKids6Enroll

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Glitzy Girlz Club

Come bring your friends and gather for an exciting new networking class! It is a celebration of girls and friendships old and new! Our club agenda will have many exciting activities like beading/craft, music, dancing and even a surprise guest inspiring young girls. A meal of pizza and dessert buffet along with games, raffle prizes and a goodie bag of glam for every guest. A great opportunity to meet other girls just like you. This class celebrates "sisterhood" by bringing young girls together!

ClassAgeGenderLocationDayTimeDateR/NR
Fee
# of
Classes
InstructorOpeningsClick to Enroll
3467-77-12 yrs

Female

RecreationF6-7:30 pm10/12$26/$30

1

Glitzy Girlz20Enroll

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Horsemanship

This beginner class covers basic horsemanship skills including safety, grooming, tacking and riding skills. In the event of cold weather classes will be held indoors. For more information, call Paul Ratajczak at 577-3015.

ClassLevelAgeGenderLocationDayTimeDateFee# of
Classes
InstructorOpeningsClick to Enroll
3485-0Beg8-15 yrs

Both

Palatine StablesT5:30-6:30 pm9/11-10/9$280

5

Staff6Enroll
3485-1Beg15+

Both

Palatine StablesT6:30-7:30 pm10/23-11/20$280

5

Staff6Enroll
3485-2Beg8-15 yrs

Both

Palatine StablesW5:30-6:30 pm9/12-10/10$280

5

Staff6Enroll
3485-38-15 yrs

Both

Palatine StablesTh4:30-5:30 pm9/13-10/11$280

5

Staff6Enroll
3485-4Beg8-15 yrs

Both

Palatine StablesTh6:30-7:30 pm10/25-11/29$280

6

Staff6Enroll
3485-5Beg8-15 yrs

Both

Palatine StablesSa1:30-2:30 pm9/15-10/13$280

5

Staff6Enroll
3485-6Beg8-15 yrs

Both

Palatine StablesSa3:30-4:30 pm10/27-11/24$280

5

Staff6Enroll

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Home Alone Safety

Are you a working parent? If so, this is one class you don't want your kids to miss! They will learn all about home alone safety, including but not limited to: making safe snacks, key safety, fire safety, strangers, phone, weather safety, first aid safety, "what if" scenarios, emergency phone lists and situations, playing outside, time management and more! Attendance is required in order to receive a completion of class certificate.

ClassAgeGenderLocationDayTimeDateFee# of
Classes
OpeningsClick to Enroll
3469-88+

Both

RecreationM7-7:45 pm9/10-9/17$20

2

16Enroll
3469-98+

Both

RecreationM7-7:45 pm10/8-10/15$20

2

19Enroll
3470-08+

Both

RecreationM7-7:45 pm11/5-11/12$20

2

10Enroll
3470-18+

Both

RecreationM7-7:45 pm12/3-12/10$20

2

25Enroll

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Babysitting

Learn to be a super sitter. Instruction includes characteristics of the responsible sitter, how to get sitter jobs, how to handle fire and first aid emergencies and ideas for games and other activities.

ClassAgeGenderLocationDayTimeDateR/NR
Fee
# of
Classes
OpeningsClick to Enroll
3472-211-13 yrs

Both

RecreationM6-6:45 pm9/10-10/22$52/$76.50

7

15Enroll
3472-311-13 yrs

Both

RecreationM6-6:45 pm11/5-12/17$52/$76.50

7

19Enroll

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How to use your iPad

The hot new toy of the past year has been the Apple iPad. But do we really know how to use it and what it can really do for us? Learn what the iPad can do for you and how it can help you and your family. This class will show you how diverse the iPad is and how to use it for you, your family, or even your office.

ClassAgeGenderLocationDayTimeDateR/NR
Fee
# of
Classes
OpeningsClick to Enroll
3474-411+

Both

CamelotW6-7 pm9/5-10/10$35/$52

6

14Enroll

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Getting Your Thumb Green

Olympic Garden Class Series - Do you have the urge to get a green thumb but don't know where to start? Do you want to provide healthy food for your family that you grew? Join us for a discussion on how to get started, what you need to think about, planning tips, and what veggies grow well together. Class will take place at the Olympic Garden at Olympic Indoor Swim Center. Our garden has sprouted and yours will too!

ClassAgeGenderLocationDayTimeDateFee# of
Classes
InstructorOpeningsClick to Enroll
2330-518+

Both

Olympic Indoor Swim CenterW6-7 pm8/15$10

1

Megan Hill12Enroll

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Keeping Your Garden Tidy

Olympic Garden Series - Late summer is when gardens are at their peak. Avoid the "jungle garden" by learning how to properly stake and prune. Learn the distinguish when produce is ready for harvest. We will also cover the basic principles of home composting. Please bring pruners and gloves if you have them.

ClassAgeGenderLocationDayTimeDateFee# of
Classes
InstructorOpeningsClick to Enroll
3450-518+

Both

Olympic Indoor Swim CenterW7-8 pm8/15$10

1

Megan Hill12Enroll

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Planting Fall Grops

Olympic Garden Series - Expand you growing season! The leaves may be beginning to fall, but that doesn't mean your harvest has to! Planting a sucession of crops ensures a sontinuous harvest throughout the growing season. We will direct seed for plants that will mature in fall such as carrots, turnips, beets, and a variety of greens.

ClassAgeGenderLocationDayTimeDateFee# of
Classes
InstructorOpeningsClick to Enroll
3450-618+

Both

Olympic Indoor Swim CenterW7-8 pm8/29$10

1

Megan Hill12Enroll

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Kale...Just Grow It!

Olympic Garden Series - What is all the hype about? Come learn about the many benefits of this super-food. Did you know there are dozens varieties of kale to choose from? How can you grow your own organic kale? We will tell you where to find seeds best suited for out climate.

ClassAgeGenderLocationDayTimeDateFee# of
Classes
InstructorOpeningsClick to Enroll
3001-218+

Both

Olympic Indoor Swim CenterW6-7 pm9/12$10

1

Megan Hill12Enroll

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Vitamins For Your Veggies

Olympic Garden Series - You need vitamins and so do your plants for healthy growth. Learn the basic principals and techniques for foliar feeding and side dressing in an organic garden. The techniques provide plants with the extra mutrients they require to ensure good plant health and a bountiful harvest.

ClassAgeGenderLocationDayTimeDateFee# of
Classes
InstructorOpeningsClick to Enroll
2008-118+

Both

Olympic Indoor Swim CenterW7-8 pm9/12$10

1

Megan Hill12Enroll

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Preserving the Harvest

Your garden has yielded a bumper crop of fruits & vegetables, so what are you going to do with all the surplus? This class will teach you how to preserve your harvest through the winter. Topics covered include: canning, freezing and dehydrating as well as various other winter storage techniques. (PR)

ClassAgeGenderLocationDayTimeDateFee# of
Classes
InstructorOpeningsClick to Enroll
3492-018+

Both

FrontierT7-8:30 pm9/18$40

1

Mark Lyons20Enroll

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Cover Crop; What is that?

Olympic Garden Series - Learn what a green manure crop is and what it can do for your garden. We will explain the different varities of cover crops. We will also save some seeds for next year's garden.

ClassAgeGenderLocationDayTimeDateFee# of
Classes
InstructorOpeningsClick to Enroll
3001-318+

Both

Olympic Indoor Swim CenterW7-8 pm9/19$10

1

Megan Hill12Enroll

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Home Cheesemaking

Good cheese tastes even better when you make it yourself! This course will cover the science behind cheesemaking, along with ingredients, equipment, and techniques for making soft, hard, Italian, and other kinds of cheeses. (PR)

ClassAgeGenderLocationDayTimeDateFee# of
Classes
InstructorOpeningsClick to Enroll
3476-518+

Both

FrontierTh7-8:30 pm10/11$40

1

Mark Lyons20Enroll

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Pinterest Inspired Crafts for the Holidays!!

Pinterest is one of the hottest new websites out there. People spend hours looking at the amazing home decor, DIY craft ideas, recipes, travel destinations and more. We will be making Pinterest inspired crafts for your home during for the upcoming holidays. We will focus on cute home decor for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year Eve! All supplies are included in the program fee.

ClassAgeGenderLocationDayTimeDateFee# of
Classes
OpeningsClick to Enroll
3480-818+

Female

HeritageTh7-8:45 pm11/8-12/13$85

6

20Enroll

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Holiday Drop and Shop.

The holidays are just around the corner and I am sure you have a million things to do. Drop off your little ones for a night of dinner, swimming, games and more. You can use this time to catch up on all holiday things you need to do without little eyes prying.

ClassAgeGenderLocationDayTimeDateFee# of
Classes
OpeningsClick to Enroll
3452-5gr K-5

Both

Olympic Indoor Swim CenterF6-9 pm12/14$11

1

0Cancelled
3452-6gr K-5

Both

Olympic Indoor Swim CenterF6-9 pm12/14$18

1

0Cancelled

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Variety - Dog Obedience


Dog Obedience

Take your dog to school to learn obedience skills including stay, sit, down, come and heel. Individual problems will be addressed. Dogs must be six months old to enroll in the class. Proof of Rabies, Parvo, and DHL shots will be required the first night of class. No dog will be allowed to stay without written proof. Ask your veterinarian for a written statement. Dogs with fleas may not attend. If you have any questions, please contact Paul Ratajczak at 847-577-3015.

ClassLevelAgeGenderLocationDayTimeDateR/NR
Fee
# of
Classes
InstructorOpeningsClick to Enroll
3494-1Beg12+

Both

FrontierM7-8 pm9/10-10/22$64/$76.50

7

Sherly Phelps2Enroll
3494-2Beg12+

Both

FrontierM8-9 pm11/5-12/17$64/$76.50

7

Sheryl Phelps11Enroll

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Puppy Obedience

Teaching positive behavior while discouraging negative behavior is the main goal of this class for dogs ages 2 1/2 to 6-months. Socialization, house manners, housebreaking, "sit", "down", and "come" are covered. Individual problems will also be addressed. Written proof of distemper and Parvo shots is required the first night of class. If you have any questions, contact Paul Ratajczak at 847-577-3015. Puppies with fleas may not attend.

ClassLevelAgeGenderLocationDayTimeDateR/NR
Fee
# of
Classes
InstructorOpeningsClick to Enroll
3496-3Beg12+

Both

FrontierM6-7 pm9/10-10/22$64/$76.50

7

Sheryl Phelps5Enroll
3496-4Beg12+

Both

FrontierM6-7 pm11/5-12/17$64/$76.50

7

Sheryl Phelps11Enroll

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Variety - Pampering


Variety - Chess


Chess

Participants learn the rules of chess along with some basic strategies. Each class consists of a fun interactive teaching period and guided practice time. There is also a chess competition along with prizes! This class is for children who have limited or no chess experience.

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3498-5Beg6+

Both

FrontierW5:15-6:15 pm9/12-10/17$85/$95

6

Chess Scholars30Enroll
3498-6Beg6+

Both

FrontierW6:15-7:15 pm11/7-12/19$85/$95

7

Chess Scholars20Enroll

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Lego Technology Classes


Little Masters at LEGO Engineering

Children just love to "build and break" and that is how they build on their storehouse of creative energy. Working with LEGO Education Kits under professional guidance, they make working models of simple machines to learn some of the basic concepts of engineering and science. Hands-on activity develops an understanding of "how things work" which develops the aptitude for engineering and promotes learning in science. This program stimulates creativity, provides a supportive environment for exploration, and promotes social skills.

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3503-15-7 yrs

Both

PioneerT4:45-5:30 pm8/28-10/16$144

8

Technosauras5Enroll
3503-25-7 yrs

Both

PioneerT4:45-5:30 pm10/30-12/18$144

8

Technosauras5Enroll

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Video Gaming: Create Your Own Computer Game-I- NEW

Its not ‘sit, watch and play video games’ affair. Instead it is launch right in to action to design and make multimedia computer games for everyone to enjoy. Children learn to work with graphics software with graphical programming language, specially designed just for kids by MIT Media Lab, to bring to life their imagination and creativity. The participants will learn how to create computer games with assortment of dancing, prancing and singing characters, animated motions & actions against custom background settings, and add sound effects and music. Participants will be able to carry their created computer game on a USB drive for playing with family and friends.

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3505-38+

Both

PioneerT5:45-6:45 pm10/30-12/18$156

8

TechoSaurus0Closed - Wait List

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Digital Movie with Animation

‘Movie making’ is a perfect art-form which brings together a variety of talents and skills. Children have a great sense of creativity and imagination which need appropriate impulse and encouraging-setting to manifest. The participants will choose themes for their movies and develop the plot. They will set up their studios with LEGO pieces and props, create an animated movie, edit, add title-credits-special effects etc., and burn it to a CD for taking home. They work in small teams with technical equipment, a complete set of which is allotted exclusively to each team. Working cooperatively, they also hone their social skills, and appreciate value of team work. (Children are encouraged to bring LEGOŽ toys and other props that they would need to make their animated movie)

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3507-48-12 yrs

Both

PioneerT5:45-6:45 pm8/28-10/16$150

8

Technosaurus0Cancelled

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Engineering Geniuses with LEGOS

Constructing ‘working models’ of basic machines with LEGOŽ Education Sets provides understanding of some of the fundamental concepts of engineering, without the overload of technical jargon. The participants apply the learning about structures, levers, pulleys and gears for problem solving, by progressively investigating and exploring, through modification and upgrading of simple mechanical and motorized machines. They are encouraged to deploy their ingenuity and creativity by a friendly and competitive environment. Children work in teams of two. Each team will have one complete LEGOŽ Simple & Motorized Machines set to work with.

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3501-18-12 yrs

Both

PioneerT7-8 pm10/30-12/18$150

8

TechnoSaurus0Cancelled

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Lego Camp- Winter Carnival

This is the Lego engineering + Lego robotics carnival. Here is a friendly challenge for all Lego aficionados. Assisted by a lead, these LEGO prodigies will investigate and explore their own ingenuity. They will work with versatile tools like ‘LEGOŽ engineering construction sets’, motor blocks and power packages, ‘LEGOŽ Education WeDo™ Robotics Engineering kits’ and laptop PCs. The models which thus evolve through synergy of engineering skills and innovative effort will be checked and tried for mechanical functioning, and then demonstrated to other children in class. After successful testing, these models will then be linked to the PCs, through USP interface, to run them through short computer programs. These short graphical programs to enable a model to perform various actions will be developed by teams of children on computers by simply choosing and snapping together the relevant graphical programming blocks available on PCs. Children are welcome to bring a peanut-free snack to munch and drink to enjoy.

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3501-27-12 yrs

Both

PioneerW, Th, F9 am-12 pm12/26-12/28$99

3

Technosaurus0Cancelled

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Techno Tops for Tots

Launch your child into the world of technology through this "hands-on" discovery class with its focus on social, emotional and cognitive development. The program enables learning by interacting with the computer and a variety of age appropriate software, and through observation, participation and discussion in this personalized class. Other than hands-on experience with technology, the children develop and refine skills in language arts and reading readiness, math readiness and problem solving while having great fun.

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3500-73-4 yrs

Both

PioneerT3:15-3:45 pm8/28-10/16$114

8

TechnoSaurus0Cancelled
3500-83-4 yrs

Both

PioneerT3:15-3:45 pm10/30-12/18$114

8

TechnoSaurus0Cancelled
3500-94-5 yrs

Both

PioneerT4-4:30 pm8/28-10/16$114

8

TechnoSaurus0Cancelled
3501-04-5 yrs

Both

PioneerT4-4:30 pm10/30-12/18$114

8

TechnoSaurus0Cancelled

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Variety - Museum


Etiquette 101 - An Introduction

Your child will learn valuable lessons on manners and everyday etiquette in this activity-filled class. The Etiquette School of Chicago makes learning manners and etiquette fun! Snack will be served to help students practice passing and eating properly. Instruction to include: "magic words," greetings to friends and adults, introductions of friends and adults, thank you notes, telephone etiquette, table settings, and social aspects of mealtimes. Program also includes a visit to the Muller House dining room to observe Victorian era table settings and meal time practices.

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3511-67-12 yrs

Both

Historical MuseumTh4-5:30 pm9/27$25

1

The Etiquette School of Chicago6Enroll

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Antiques - What's It Worth?

Discover the world of antiques and collectibles with Karl Gates of Gates Appraisals. Learn how to evaluate furniture, ceramics, glass, jewelry, and more when you know the importance of periods, styles, materials, and trends. Distinguish between American and European antiques. Bring one piece to class each week to be evaluated. Due to contractual arrangements, we cannot pro-rate the class fee for late registration or missed classes.

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3513-718+

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Historical MuseumW7-9 pm8/29-10/17$48/$51

8

Karl Gates16Enroll
3513-818+

Both

Historical MuseumW7-9 pm10/24-12/12$48/$51

8

Karl Gates8Enroll

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Home Preservation

What are the important architectural features on an older house? What should be repaired rather than replaced? This program looks at importance of taking a preservation approach in our homes and neighborhoods. It also highlights some common preservation blunders. KINGSLEY + GINNODO ARCHITECTS will help you discover the architectural hidden treasures of your home. Kirsten Kingsley and Keith Ginnodo have provided architectural and administrative services on projects ranging in complexity and cost from neighborhood porches, to the restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright's Wingspread, to a sixteen story luxury condominium in the Gold Coast of Chicago.

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3518-018+

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Historical MuseumT7-8:30 pm10/16$25/$30

1

KINGSLEY + GINNODO ARCHITECTS0Cancelled

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Surviving Home Reconstruction

Are you planning a rehab project at your home? This program will teach you how to plan for the project, how to choose the right contractor for the job, and what to look for when reviewing bids, and how to survive your construction. KINGSLEY + GINNODO ARCHITECTS will help you understand how to navigate a reconstruction or rehab project. Kirsten Kingsley and Keith Ginnodo have provided architectural and administrative services on projects ranging in complexity and cost from neighborhood porches, to the restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright's Wingspread, to a sixteen story luxury condominium in the Gold Coast of Chicago.

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3515-918+

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Historical MuseumTh7-8:30 pm9/27$25/$30

1

KINGSLEY + GINNODO ARCHITECTS0Cancelled

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Variety - Culinary


Stir it up!

Learn cooking skills and how to use basic kitchen tools. Each class includes new techniques and types of food. Stories and tours of the kitchens in our historic homes are included, along with your own basic cooking supplies (bowls, measuring cups, spoons). Class size is limited.

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3520-14-7 yrs

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Historical MuseumSa10:30 am-12 pm9/15-9/29$40

3

Beth Bridier4Enroll

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Cooking with Chef Dave

These hands on classes are led by Dave Esau, chef and owner of Dave's Specialty Foods, Inc. of Mount Prospect. Join Chef Dave for lively cooking activities. Each class features a different culinary experience. Chef Dave explains healthy food choices, while having fun together. September 13 - Pasta, Pasta October 11 - Sandwich Creation

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3522-25-12 yrs

Both

Historical MuseumTh4-5:30 pm9/13$22

1

Dave Esau10Enroll
3522-35-12 yrs

Both

Historical MuseumW4-5:30 pm10/24$22

1

Dave Esau14Enroll

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Fall Favorites

Junior chefs will cook alongside Whole Foods Market chefs in the culinary center utilizing the best ingredients fall harvest has to offer: apples, pumpkins and whole grains. Recipes, tips and food prepared in class will be packaged to come home with junior chefs to enjoy for dinner. All refunds must be done 24 hours before the class starts. All classes will be held at Whole Foods Market, Palatine - 1331 N. Rand Rd.

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3524-49-13 yrs

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Whole Foods MarketW4:30-6:30 pm9/19$35

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5Enroll

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International Treats

Have a sweet craving? How about satisfying it with global flavors? Junior chefs will be introduced to desserts from around the world in this hands on cooking class. Recipes and cooking tips provided. Refunds must be done 24 hours prior to class. Classes will take place at Whole Foods Market Palatine-1331 North Rand Road.

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3530-79-13 yrs

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Whole Foods MarketT4:30-6:30 pm10/9$35

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4Enroll

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Gourmet Pizzas

Everyone loves pizza. Junior chefs will learn how to make pizza from scratch using atypical toppings: seafood, marinated veggies, fruits, specialty meats and a variety of cheeses. Each student will make their own customized pie. All refunds must be requested 24 hours before the class starts. Classes will take place at Whole Foods Market Palatine-1331 North Rand Road.

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3532-89-13 yrs

Both

Whole Foods MarketTh4:30-6:30 pm11/8$35

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2Enroll

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Thanksgiving Feast

Everyone can use a little help(er) around the holidays. This culinary course will teach junior chefs the basics of stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy preparation and creating the perfect dessert to end a fabulous Thanksgiving feast. All refunds must be requested 24 hours before the class starts. Classes will take place at Whole Foods Market Palatine-1331 North Rand Road.

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3526-59-13 yrs

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Whole Foods MarketW4:30-6:30 pm11/14$35

1

5Enroll

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Cupcakes 101

If you love cupcakes, this class is for you. You will learn cupcakes basics including batter preparation, decadent frosting, and of course fabulous toppings. Recipes and cooking tips provided. Refunds must be done 24 hours prior to start of class. Classes will take place at Whole Foods Market Palatine-1331 North Rand Road.

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3528-69-13 yrs

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Whole Foods MarketT4:30-6:30 pm12/4$35

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0Closed - Wait List
3528-79-13 yrs

Both

Whole Foods MarketT4:30-6:30 pm12/11$35

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Closed - Wait List

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Cookie Decorating 101

It’s amazing what works of art you can create on cookies! This 2-hour class will teach you the basics of cookie decorating to make beautiful gift-quality cookies for friends and family. All supplies (and cookies) will be provided. Attendees are asked to bring an apron, and sturdy flat box to carry home their cookies. Each attendee will also receive a booklet containing recipes and decorating tips.

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3537-018+

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PioneerT6-8 pm10/16$34

1

7Enroll
3537-118+

Both

PioneerT6-8 pm11/27$34

1

10Enroll

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Flavor & Aroma (Wine 102)

Black Cherry, plum, anise, vanilla... How do you find all those flavors & aromas in just a sip and a sniff? Join Robert Owings, of Vintages Fine Wine, as you discover how to identify the tastes and aromas of the wines you drink. Taste a variety of fun wines, and learn how to find new wines with tastes and aromas you will love. Refunds must be requested one week prior to the class date.

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3541-321+

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Vintages- A Fine Wine MerchantW7-8:15 pm9/12$30

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20Enroll

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French Wines & Cheeses

Join Robert Owings, of Vintages Fine Wine, as you discover why people have loved French wines for thousands of years. Learn about different types of French wines & cheeses, and how to best pair them. Taste a number of French wines and cheeses... Refunds must be requested one week prior to the class date.

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3545-521+

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Vintages- A Fine Wine MerchantW7-8:15 pm9/19$30

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16Enroll

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Hopology - The Taste of Beer

In this class, we will explore the classic styles of beers, and the delicious and creative hopped-up creations by some of today's crazy-genius brewmasters. Emphasis will be on the "hoppier" styles of beers in conjunction with some tasty cheese pairings. We will quench your thirst for sure! Refunds must be requested one week prior to the class date.

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3547-621+

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Tuscan Market & Wine ShopM7-8:30 pm9/24$26

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18Enroll

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International Reds

Join Robert Owings, of Vintages Fine Wine, and learn about 5 great international red wines (Bordeaux, Burgundy, Chianti, Malbec, Shiraz), and why people love them! Discover fun food pairings for each wine. Taste these international favorites and uncover each wine's unique flavors & aromas. Refunds must be requested one week prior to the class date.

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3551-821+

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Vintages- A Fine Wine MerchantW7-8:15 pm10/17$30

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13Enroll

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The Wonderful World of Pinot Noir

Some say Pinot Noir, others say Burgundy. What will you have to say once you spend a little time swirling and sipping Pinot's from regions around the world? Join us at Tuscan Market to learn a little bit more about this fickle, popular, and delicious wine varietal. To help add to the hedonism, we will add cheeses and chocolate, which will evoke even more mouth tingling flavors. Cheers! Refunds must be requested one week prior to the class date.

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3553-921+

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Tuscan Market & Wine ShopM7-8:30 pm10/29$26

1

20Enroll

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Wine Overview (Wine 101)

Join Robert Owings, of Vintages Fine Wine, as he shows you how to uncover wine's different flavors and aromas. Learn how to match wine with food and build confidence in choosing wines from a restaurant wine list. Taste a number of fun wines... Refunds must be requested one week prior to the class date.

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3558-121+

Both

Vintages- A Fine Wine MerchantW7-8:15 pm11/14$30

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20Enroll

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Champagne & Sparkling Wines

Join Robert Owings, of Vintages Fine Wine, and learn why this "wine" is the world's favorite for celebrations! Discover the different styles of champagnes & sparkling wines from around the world. Taste these international favorites, and uncover their complex flavors & aromas. Refunds must be requested one week prior to the class date.

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3549-721+

Both

Vintages- A Fine Wine MerchantW7-8:15 pm10/10$30

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0Cancelled

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Wine & Chocolate

Join Robert Owings, of Vintages Fine Wine, and explore wine and chocolate combinations. Learn about different types of chocolates and discover which wines pair with them perfectly. The class includes samples of chocolates and wines. Refunds must be requested one week prior to the class date.

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3562-321+

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Vintages- A Fine Wine MerchantW7-8:15 pm12/5$30

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0Cancelled

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Variety - Stained Glass


Variety - Cheerleading & Pom


Introduction to Baton and Pom Dance

This is the perfect class for your child's first experience with baton and pom dance. This class allows your child to develop their pom dance and baton skills and learn fun exciting routines. You may bring your own baton or purchase one from the instructor for $15. A recital is held one week after the last class with a uniform cost under $30.

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3564-44-6 yrs

Female

Juliette Low SchoolM6-6:30 pm9/17-11/12$44

8

10/8Stephanie Felber25Enroll
3564-57-10 yrs

Both

Juliette Low SchoolM6:30-7 pm9/17-11/12$44

8

10/8Stephanie Felber21Enroll

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RMHS Cheer Clinic

Learn cheers, chants, dance, jumps, and basic stunts from a National award winning high school squad. Wear t-shirt, socks, and gym shoes. Girls will perform at a Rolling Meadows Homecomming JV football game on October 5th. Check-in begins at 11:30 am; class from 12-1:45 pm. *Cheer Clinic T-shirt is included in the registration fee.

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3566-6gr K-8

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Rolling Meadows High SchoolSa11:30 am-1:45 pm9/29$35

1

77Enroll

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Performance Baton and Pom Dance

Learn and memorize routines that will be performed at local functions, events and possible competitions. Great preparation for talent shows or school tryouts. You may bring your own baton or purchase one from the instructor for $15. A recital is held one week after the last class with a uniform cost under $30

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No ClassInstructorOpeningsClick to Enroll
3568-710+

Both

Juliette Low SchoolM7-8 pm9/17-11/12$44

8

10/8Stephanie Felber30Enroll

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Variety-Photos & Scrapbooking


Improve Your Photos!

Do you want to take better photos of all types: portraiture, landscape, macro, and still life? Then join us and learn technology all cameras use; gain helpful info on composition, exposure and lighting. Possession of any working DSLR camera is highly recommended. Taught by Bill Kruser and Cindy Kuffel, co-owners of Images by DavidKay, Ltd, Past Presidents of the Arlington Heights Camera Club, chairs of the Arlington-in-Pictures Committee, and enthusiastic photographers. For all ages of adults, high school through retirees. Bring your camera and manual to class. Call 847-255-1225 with any questions.

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3572-916+

Both

Historical MuseumT7-8:30 pm9/18-10/9$60

4

Bill Kruser and Cindy Kuffel12Enroll

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Scrapbooking for Girl Scouts

So many memories are made as a Girl Scout. You can make scrapbook pages to keep those memories alive for yourself or as a troop project. All pages will be made to fit a 12x12 scrapbook. Pages and materials provided, however, protective sheets and scrapbook are not. Bring your photos and memorabilia to the workshop.

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3570-88-17 yrs

Female

Historical MuseumM10 am-12 pm11/12$10

1

Ann Wiewel0Cancelled

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