Wildflower Seed Collecting

By Hoffman Estates Park District

Get some fresh air rain or shine and take part in National Public Lands Day with Hoffman Estates Park District by helping collect native plant and wildflower seeds for future plantings. We need volunteers of all ages Sept.27 at 10 AM! The seed collecting will be at Charlemagne Park, 3799 Bordeaux.

WildflowerEvent-10Come learn about the natural areas, native plants and wildflowers right in your back yard! Light   snacks will be served. This event is free; we welcome groups and scouting troops. Take part in the largest single day volunteer effort for public lands in the US, National Public Lands Day.

For more information or to RSVP, email smanisco@heparks.org or call 847-781-3672 with your name and the number of people who will attend.

Fall fun for the family at Scarecrow Festival

By Hoffman Estates Park District

The Hoffman Estates Park District will host its annual Scarecrow Festival at Vogelei Park, 650 West Higgins Road, on Sept.20 from noon-3 p.m.

DSC_0209In addition to a whimsical scarecrow display, country band Billy Croft & the 5-Alarm Band will perform from 1-2 pm in the pavilion. Admission is FREE. The festivities of the day will also include a climbing wall, safety town exploration, crafts, snacks, and so much more.

For more information, call 847-885-7500 or visit heparks.org

 

Stay active with Home School PE, Swim and Health

By Schaumburg Park District

IMG_5307A new school year brings new fun and new activities.  The fall session of home school PE, Swim and Health will feature an introduction to sports, skill development and health.

 

Children will have fun this fall swimming and playing at the Community Recreation Center, 505 N. Springinsguth Road.  The fall session of Home School PE, Swim and Health runs 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sept. 18-Dec. 4.

 

The fall session is chalk full of fitness fun.  The first half of class will be spent in the gym and the second half of class will be spent swimming and playing in the pool.

 

Participants must wear active clothing including gym shoes and bring swim attire and a towel each week.

 

For more information, call (847) 490-7015 or visit www.parkfun.com.

New Friends and New Fitness Fun at the Sport Center

By Schaumburg Park District

Stay active, meet new friends and have fun during open gym sessions designed for home school children.

 

Home school open gym and turf is open time to play gym and field sports at the Sport Center, 1141 W. Irving Park Road.  Throughout the fall session, children will be able to get up and get active playing a variety of sports with a variety of people.  The fall session runs 12:30-2:30 p.m. Sept. 19-Dec. 5.

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Shoot baskets, play catch, soccer or volleyball – the opportunities are endless.  Create your own fun with a variety of gym and field sports equipment and new friends.

 

This is not instructor-led, rather a parent-supervised open program.  Children are required to wear gym shoes.  Registration or daily fee is required.

 

For more information, call (847) 891-1266 or visit www.parkfun.com.

Schaumburg Park District Half Pint Hoopsters are a slam dunk

By Schaumburg Park District

Youth BasketballHalf Pint Hoopsters are SPD MVPs.

 

Half pint hoopsters will learn the basics of basketball at the Sport Center, 1141 W. Irving Park Road, Community Recreation Center, 505 N. Springinsguth Road and Schaumburg Tennis Plus, 1416 N. Payne Road.

 

Hoopsters will practice and improve skills including dribbling, shooting and passing.  Learning the game is only the first part of this class, hoopsters will also learn how to work as a team and develop teamwork skills throughout the camp as well.

 

For more information, call (847) 490-7015 or visit www.parkfun.com.

Zumba Kids have more fun

By Schaumburg Park District

Learn some new moves and feel fearless on the dance floor!

Get your groove on and dance like no one is watching at Zumba Kids classes at the Community Recreation Center, 505 N. Springinsguth Road.3/4 Dance Party

Ready to rock this program is for ages 7 to 11 and features age-appropriate music and moves to get kids grooving to the beat.  Experience the ultimate dance party and be fearless on the dance floor.

Upcoming classes include:

10:30-11:30 a.m.  Sept. 20-Oct. 25  Community Recreation Center

10:30-11:30 a.m.  Oct. 31-Dec. 19  Community Recreation Center

For more information, call (847) 490-7020 or visit www.parkfun.com.

Familiarize Yourself with Schaumburg Park District Fitness Equipment

By Schaumburg Park District

Fitness can be fun, if done properly.

 

Learn how to correctly use Selectorized fitness and cardio equipment through a Youth Fitness Training Orientation session.  Orientation sessions for ages 12 to 13 will be held at the Community Recreation Center, 505 N. Springinsguth Road.

 

After successfully completing the fitness orientation training, teens may use appropriate equipment at Schaumburg Park District facilities.

 

Upcoming classes include:

Sept.6Community Recreation Center Fitness Center

Sept. 20

Oct. 4

Oct. 18

Nov. 1

 

For more information, call (847) 490-7015 or visit www.parkfun.com.

Schaumburg Park District Sports Instruction Series are All-Stars

By Schaumburg Park District

Soccer, T-Ball, Basketball and Flag Football – oh my!

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So many sports and not enough time.  Children can try their hand at a variety of different sports throughout the fall at the Sport Center, 1141 W. Irving Park Road.

 

All Star Sports Instruction classes teach children fundamentals of sports like basketball, T-ball, soccer and flag football.  The sports are broken down so little sportsters can learn the basics at their own pace.

 

All Star Sports aims to mentally and physically engage all children and show them fitness is fun.

 

Classes are seven weeks long for each sport and start the first week in September.

 

For more information, call (847) 891-1266 or visit www.parkfun.com.

Dance around at Zumbini

By Schaumburg Park District

Wiggle, sing and giggle at Zumbini!

Zoom over to the Community Recreation Center, 505 N. Springinsguth Road, for Zumbini fun.

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The unique combination of Zumba with the science of child development brings parent and child together for the ultimate bonding experience.

Upcoming classes include:

9:15-10 a.m.  Sept. 5-Oct. 24  Community Recreation Center

9:15-10 a.m.  Oct. 31-Dec. 19  Community Recreation Center

Each session parents will receive a brand new Zumbini Bundle containing a songbook and two copies of the class music CD.  Parent must attend class with child.

For more information, call (847) 490-7020 or visit www.parkfun.com.

Fit and Fun all in One – Register for Fall Fun Now at the Schaumburg Park District

By Schaumburg Park District

The weather might be getting cooler but the fun is just warming up.

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The Schaumburg Park District has endless amounts of fun in store for the fall season.  The Great Pumpkin Dodgeball Tournament, Little Sluggers T-Ball, Half Pint Hoopsters and more will be happening all fall long.  With so many options, there will be plenty of fun for everyone!

 

The Schaumburg Park District’s fall program guide is now available and features the Schaumburg CAN logo for program options that combine physical activity with colossal amounts of fun.

 

Resident and non-resident registration is open and available at District registration facilities.

 

For more information, call (847) 490-7020 or visit www.parkfun.com.