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ANNOUNCING THE WCH CENTENNIAL house productions return For a third year, Winnetka Community ADOPT A STAR PROGRAM House Woman’s Board will present the
Winnetka Community House began celebrating 100 Years of Creating Community in November of 2011. As part of the festivities, an Adopt a Star program has been initiated showcasing outdoor star art with three-dimensional pieces (fiberglass sculptures) painted by local artists. All Centennial Stars will be unveiled at the Centennial Gala on Saturday, May 19, 2012. The Stars will then be displayed throughout the Village of Winnetka during the summer of 2012 and auctioned off at the Centennial Closing Event on November 2, 2012.

very popular House Productions events this winter. The 2011–2012 slate of events include Breakfast With Santa, Family Bingo Night and Movie Night featuring Megamind. A new addition this year is a beer tasting as part of March’s Wine Tasting.

It’s not too early to sign up for cornflakes summer camp
It’s hard to believe, but summer will be here soon. It’s not too early to get your three to six year-old kids ready by signing up for Cornflakes Summer Camp. For over 30 years, Cornflakes has been a Winnetka tradition. Kids learn, grow and socialize, all while getting a healthy dose of what every kid wants to do during the summer—playing!

There are two levels of sponsorship for the community to consider: A star 30 inches high is $450 and a 36 inch star is $650. Sponsorship fees are a charitable donation to Winnetka Community House, a 501(c)(3) organization and are fully tax-deductible since they remain the property of the community house until they are auctioned. All sponsors receive public recognition for their sponsorship. For more information, please contact Alana Flatley, Winnetka Community House Director of Development, at (847) 881-9316 or by email at alanaf@winnetkacommunityhouse.org

New WCH ceramics classes
The Community House is offering new ceramics classes along with the favorites this winter and spring. One great class is Down and Dirty, where kids get a little messy while getting creative. Another new addition is Planes, Trains, Cars and Spaceships, a class for kids who want to build models with clay. For adults, Afternoon Handbuilding for the Home is a fun way to socialize and create some great ceramics pieces for the home. See pages 35–36 for details on these classes and more!

wch Youth basketball leagues heat Up this winter
When it’s cold outside, the Community House is the place to go! Our Youth Basketball League begins January 2. and runs all the way through February. Get in shape for the season with classes and clinics from 3Point Athletics.

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oday, Winnetka Community House remains one of the few privately-funded community houses in the United States. It is a leading cultural, educational, recreational and charitable resource for Winnetka, Glencoe, Kenilworth, Northfield and Wilmette. Winnetka Community House fulfills its mission and extends a warm welcome to:  Parents seeking a wide variety of top quality educational and recreational programs for their children;

 Adults who desire a well-equipped Fitness Centre and life-long learning opportunities;  Anyone needing attractive functional space for meetings, events or entertainment;  Youth and adults eager to participate in theatre-training and fine arts offerings;  Tenants who desire a collaborative philanthropic environment and other support services; and  People with mobility limitations that affect their access to buildings.

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FITNESS CENTRE
Our convenient location provides a friendly atmosphere, knowledgeable staff and a great value!

Winnetka Community House

Facility Includes:
• Treadmills • StairMasters/StepMills • LifeCycles • Cybex ArcTrainers • LifeFitness cross-trainers • Precor EFX elliptical trainers • Helix Lateral Trainers • Concept II rowing machines • Schwinn spinning bikes • Cybex strength training equipment • Free weight equipment • Gymnasium • Childcare

Benefits of Personal Training
Serious athletes have long used personal trainers to enhance their performance in competition. Movie stars are known to hire personal trainers to keep them fitting into their Oscar gowns. But the people who benefit most from personal training are ordinary men and women seeking to be stronger and function more effectively in their everyday lives. Working with a trainer, anyone can achieve their fitness goals - goals as modest as touching your toes again or as ambitious as preparing to run a marathon. Whether you want to lose weight, regain flexibility, develop speed or simply feel good again, personal training is an activity that you will continue to reap benefits in years to come. Our personal trainers’ main objectives are to assist, guide and educate those who wish to experience a greater ease and physical ability in their lives.

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WINNETKA COMMU N I T Y H O U S E B O A R D O F G O VER N O R S O FFI C ER S
Marian Powers - Chair Trey Tune - Vice Chair Frank Phillips - Secretary Ed Harney - Treasurer Ellen C. Moore - Past Chair

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MEMBER REGISTRATION OPENS NOVEMBER 14, 2011 NON-MEMBER REGISTRATION OPENS NOVEMBER 21, 2011
Registration information is on page 56. The registration form is on page 58. There is a point at which classes must be canceled if there is not sufficient registration, so please register early!

M IS S IO N S TA TE M E N T
The mission of Winnetka Community House is to enrich the lives of North Shore residents, their families and friends by providing diverse educational, cultural, social and recreational opportunities for people of all ages. This privately supported unique facility does not receive tax dollars.

ACCESSIBILITY FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
For persons with disabilities, Winnetka Community House is accessible from the northeast at the canopied entrance off the Pine Street parking lot.

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Timothy P. McCabe, Executive Director Mike Buscher, Superintendent of Recreation and Fitness Josh Bucher, Marketing Director Gina Di Sandro, Facilities Director Alana Flatley, Development Director Jamie Arena, Office Supervisor

Lisa Jarvis, Fitness Supervisor John LoPresti, Maintenance Supervisor Patti Schmidt, Early Childhood Supervisor Mark Schusteff, Recreation Supervisor Jeff Wahl, Athletic Supervisor Debra Chuk, Accounting Coordinator Lynn Aldape, Administrative Assistant Winter Spring 2011–2012 Table of Contents Page 7

MONDAY 0–3 YEARS
Little Bits Time for Amigos Cornflakes Camp Cornflakes Winter Camp Fantasy Dance 13 14 21 22 40

TUESDAY
Little Bits Cornflakes Camp Cornflakes Winter Camp Hot Shots Adult-Tot Sports Hot Shots Lunch & Play 13 21 22 25 26

WEDNESDAY
Little Bits Musikgarten Cornflakes Camp Cornflakes Winter Camp Hot Shots Parent Tot Soccer Hot Shots Total Sports 13 17 21 22 25 26

4–6 YEARS

Extraordinary Kids 14 Fun with Amigos 15 Cafe Amigos 15 Lunch, Paint & Story Time 16 Cornflakes Camp 21 Cornflakes Winter Camp 22 Hot Shots Sports and More Spring Break Camp 22 3Point Spring Break Camp 22 Basketball Clinics 23 Sports ‘N’ Science 24 Hot Shots Triple Play 26 Hot Shots Lunch & Play 26 Mini-Majors 27 Youth Basketball League 29 Seven Star Kung-Fu 33 Tiny Tot Ballet 40 Pre-Ballet 42 Jazz 44 High Touch- High Tech 18 All Shook Up 20 Chess Wizards Camp 22 Hot Shots Sports and More Spring Break Camp 22 3Point Spring Break Camp 22 Basketball Clinics 23 House League All Star Team AAU 28 Youth Basketball League 29 Seven Star Kung-Fu 33 Multimedia Madness! 35 Ballet 42 Jazz 44 Lyrical Dance 44 Hip Hop 44

Extraordinary Kids 14 Cooking With Amigos 15 Fun with Amigos 15 Cafe Amigos 15 Cooking With Amigos 15 Cornflakes Camp 21 Chess Wizards Camp 22 Cornflakes Winter Camp 22 Hot Shots Sports and More Spring Break Camp 22 3Point Spring Break Camp 22 Hot Shots Adult-Tot Sports 25 Hot Shots Lunch & Play 26 Mini-Majors 27 Fitness Training Program 28 Youth Basketball League 29 Karate 31 Ceramics 35 Tiny Tot Ballet 40 Ballet 42 Lego Fun-Gineering 18 Video Game Robotics 18 3D Modeling with Google Up 18 Chess Wizards Camp 22 Hot Shots Sports and More Spring Break Camp 22 3Point Spring Break Camp 22 Swordplay for Kids 27 Fencing 27 House League All Star Team AAU 28 Fitness Training Program 28 Youth Basketball League 29 Karate 31 Planes, Trains, Cars and Spaceships 35 Ballet 42 Chess Wizards Camp Fencing Adult Karate Karate 22 27 31 31

Tiny Treks Explorers 13 Community Helpers and Holiday Fun 14 Extraordinary Kids 14 smART Explorers 16 Beginning Piano 17 Cornflakes Camp 21 Hot Shots Spring Break Camp 22 3Point Spring Break Camp 22 Cornflakes Winter Camp 22 Basketball Clinics 23 Hot Shots Parent Tot Soccer 25 Hot Shots Total Sports 26 Mini-Majors 27 Youth Basketball League 29 Ballet 42 Tiny Tappers 43 Tap 43

7–12 YEARS

Cooking Boot Camp 14 smART Explorers 16 Beginning Piano 17 Beginning Guitar 17 Amazing Minds 18 Hot Shots Sports and More Spring Break Camp 22 3Point Spring Break Camp 22 Basketball Clinics 23 House League All Star Team AAU 28 Youth Basketball League 29 Kid’s Wheel 35 Ballet 42 Tap 43 Jazz 44

13–17 YEARS

Chess Wizards Camp Seven Star Kung-Fu Ballet 4/Pre-Pointe Jazz Lyrical Hip Hop Seven Star Kung-Fu Wheel & Hand Building Latin Rhythm Dance Meditative Pilates Yogercize Dog Obedience

22 33 42 44 44 44 33 36 45 46 46 50

Beginning Piano Beginning Guitar Teen Wheel Beginning Teen Ballet Tap Lyrical Beginning Piano Set the Table, Please! Ceramics - All Levels Latin & Barre Dog Obedience

17 17 35 42 43 44 17 36 36 45 50

ADULT

Fencing 27 Adult Karate 31 Wheel & Hand Building 36 Afternoon Handbuilding for the Home 36 Adult Ballet 45 Yogercize 46 Focus on Stability 46

THURSDAY
Tiny Bits 13 Musikgarten 17 Cornflakes Camp 21 Cornflakes Winter Camp 22 Lil’ Pigskins - Piglets 25 Lil’ Pigskins - Pigs Beginners25 Hot Shots Lunch & Play 26 Fantasy Dance 40 Extraordinary Kids 14 The Joy of Creativity 16 Tie Dye, Pottery Painting & Recycled Art 16 Musikgarten 17 Beginning Piano 17 All Shook Up 20 Cornflakes Camp 21 Cornflakes Winter Camp 22 Hot Shots Sports and More Spring Break Camp 22 3Point Spring Break Camp 22 Lil’ Pigskins 25 Hot Shots Lunch & Play 26 Fitness Training Program 28 Youth Basketball League 29 Karate 31

FRIDAY
ABC’s & 123’s Cornflakes Camp Cornflakes Winter Camp Hot Shots Total Sports Creating with Clay Fantasy Dance 13 21 22 26 35 40

SATURDAY
Musikgarten Father & Me Football Parent & Me Soccer Parent & Me Munchkin Tennis 17 24 24 24

SUNDAY

ABC’s & 123’s 13 Cornflakes Camp 21 Cornflakes Winter Camp 22 Hot Shots Sports and More Spring Break Camp 22 3Point Spring Break Camp 22 Little Hoopers 23 Play & Clay 24 Hot Shots Total Sports 26 Hot Shots Pee Wee Soccer 26 Hot Shots Lunch & Play 26 Hot Shots Total Sports 26 Mini-Majors 27 Youth Basketball League 29 Little Dragons Taekwondo 32 Taekwondo 32 Creating with Clay 35 Tiny Tot Ballet 40 Tiny Tappers 43 All Shook Up 20 Hot Shots Sports and More Spring Break Camp 22 3Point Spring Break Camp 22 Hot Shots Total Sports 26 House League All Star Team AAU 28 Youth Basketball League 29 Taekwondo 32

Musikgarten Father & Me Football Parent & Me Soccer Parent & Me Munchkin Tennis Karate Ballet

17 24 24 24 31 42

Tie Dye Workshop 13 Tie Dye, Pottery Painting & Recycled Art 16 Beginning Piano 17 All Shook Up 20 Hot Shots Sports and More Spring Break Camp 22 3Point Spring Break Camp 22 House League All Star Team AAU 28 Fitness Training Program 28 Youth Basketball League 29 Karate 31 Advanced Junior Ceramics 35 Ballet 42 Tap 43 Jazz 44 Beginning Piano 17 Karate 31 Advanced Junior Ceramics 35 Ballet 42

Munchkin Tennis House League All Star Team AAU Karate Ballet

24 28 31 42

House League All Star Team AAU Down and Dirty

28 35

Taekwondo

32

Karate

31

Beginning Piano Adult Karate Wheelthrowing Focus on Stability

17 31 36 46

Beginning Piano Fencing Adult Karate Seven Star Kung-Fu Ceramics Adult Dance Meditative Pilates Yogercize Focus on Stability Dog Obedience

17 27 31 33 36 45 46 46 46 50

Adult Karate

31

Beginning Pottery

36

HOUSE PRODUCTION EVENTS
Beat the winter blues with family and adult events from House Productions at Winnetka Community House. Santa Breakfast, Movie Night and Bingo are specifically geared for both children and adults. This year, we’ve added a beer tasting to our popular wine event. Come watch movies, play games, and socialize with friends. All proceeds benefit Winnetka Community House, a non-tax supported organization.

Breakfast With Santa
Kick off your holidays with this traditional family event. New this year will be an expanded breakfast buffet, all new craft projects and a larger venue in room 111 overlooking the garden. As always, families will meet and greet Santa, have a photo taken with him, and every child will receive a complimentary goodie bag. Saturday, December 10 $20 per person 8:30–11:00 a.m. Room 111

Megamind Movie Night
Winter doesn’t mean you have to be stuck at home! Join friends and families at Winnetka Community House’s annual movie night,with this year’s film, Megamind. Kids will enjoy this action-packed animated comedy about a super villain who learns he truly can do good. While kids snack on popcorn, juice and hot chocolate, adults can enjoy wine, beer and socializing. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Friday, January 20 $15 per person 6:30–8:30 p.m. Room 101

Family Bingo Night
It’s back! Old and young alike will enjoy our popular annual event. Bring your friends to play this traditional family game complete with kid and adult beverages, popcorn, snacks and prizes. Because it was so popular in prior years, we are providing more space, snacks, bingo cards and markers this year. Additional bingo cards will be available for purchase. Everyone is a winner at Winnetka Community House Bingo Night! Friday, February 10 $15 per person 6:30 p.m. Room 111

Wine and Beer Tasting
Our 3rd annual wine tasting and sale is better than ever with over 50 superb wines to taste, plus we’ve added microbrew and premium beers! Delicious pairings of savory hors d’oeuvres will also be served. Enjoy the exceptional savings offered by our cosponsoring vendor, the International House of Wine and Cheese (www.forwinelovers.com). All wine and beer will be sale-priced plus case discounts and free delivery for pick up in Winnetka. Friday, March 9 $45 per person $55 at the door 7:00 p.m. Room 111

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Valentine’s Day Mug Workshop

NEW!

Sunshine Arts & Crafts Create the best Valentine’s Day gift ever! Paint a ceramic mug that says “I love you” with a stylized heart embedded in the words. Totally food and dishwasher safeready to use every day. We will take you through the steps to create this masterpiece, which will be fired off-site and returned in time for the special day. All materials are non-toxic, odorless, and latex free. Smocks recommended. February 2 Thursday Ages: 6–12 Member: $35 6604-5 5:00–6:00 p.m. Non-Member: $42

Here is the chance for your child to sell outgrown clothes and toys for fun and profit. The event will be held outdoors, weather permitting, and is open to the public for shopping. There must be one adult per table. A registration form must be filled out for selling space (one six foot table) by April 20.

Tie Dye Workshop

NEW!

Sunshine Arts & Crafts Our Tie Dye workshop is always a kid’s favorite! Our shirts are 100% preshrunk heavyweight cotton. We provide six vibrant colors which will never fade, a selection of patterns, and an abundance of assistance. Each participant will fold, rubber-band and creatively dye their own shirts. All wearable art is taken home immediately with washing instructions and gloves for each shirt. Shirts must be prepared in a solution prior to class therefore Whether you want to buy, sell or have your bike appraised, you will get your chance at you cannot bring your own garment. Sizes our annual bike sale. are youth medium, adult small and adult large. Smocks are recommended. Sellers can arrive at 8:30, when a Wilmette Bicycle Shop representative will be available 6604-4 to evaluate the condition of bicycles and suggest repairs. The buying begins at 9:30 a.m. March 15 Thursday 5:00–6:00 p.m. A 25% service charge, based on sale price, will be donated to the Community House. The Ages: 6–12 Member: $30 Non-Member: $36 Bike Sale will be held rain or shine on the Community House Front Lawn.

YOU T H E NR IC HM EN T

ABC’s & 123’s
Mary Fisher/Elyse Ferdinand Each class is centered on a different number and letter which are reinforced through various puppets, songs, games and stories. January 13–June 1 6800-4 Friday 9:30–11:00 a.m. Ages: 3–4 (Must be 3 by January 13, 2012) Member: $378 Non-Member: $468 No class: 3/30, 4/6, 5/11

Tiny Treks Explorers
Tiny Treks Tiny Treks is an innovative program for families who want to teach their children about the world through exploration of their natural surroundings. We believe children learn best through hands-on experiences which build self-esteem and encourage a love of nature. In this class, activities will include short, stimulating hikes in a variety of outdoor settings, music, art projects and games. Please bring a lunch and drink to class. January 11–March 21 6170-3 Wednesday 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Ages: 4–6 Member: $396 Non-Member: $473

Tiny Bits
Mary Fisher/Elyse Ferdinand Mom and tots come play and learn as we see how much fun it is to be a toddler! We’ll have lots of exploring time plus an art project, a story and a snack to end a day of fun. An adult must accompany each child. No siblings allowed January 12–March 22 6800-5 Thursday 9:30–10:30 a.m. Ages: 1.5–2 with parent/caregiver Member: $198 Non-Member: $231 April 5–May 31 6800-6 Thursday 9:30–10:30 a.m. Ages: 1.5–2 with parent/caregiver Member: $144 Non-Member: $168 No class: 5/10

Little Bits
Mary Fisher/Elyse Ferdinand Does your child enjoy a variety of activities? Join in free play, circle time, art, songs and simple child centered projects. There will be interaction with other children and time for lots of individual attention, encouraging children to develop such social skills as sharing, caring and cooperation. Staff may not change diapers. Must be 2 by January 9, 2012 January 9–May 21 6800-0 Monday 9:30–11:00 a.m. Ages: 2–3 Member: $420 Non-Member: $500 No class: 1/16, 2/20, 3/26, 5/7 January 10–May 29 6800-1 Tuesday 9:30–11:00 a.m. Ages: 2–3 Member: $441 Non-Member: $525 No class: 3/27, 5/8 January 11–May 30 6800-2 Wednesday 9:30–11:00 a.m. Ages: 2–3 Member: $441 Non-Member: $525 No class: 3/28, 5/9

January 11–March 21 6170-4 Wednesday 12:30–3:30 p.m. Ages: 4–6 Member: $396 Non-Member: $473 April 4–May 30 Wednesday Ages: 4–6 Member: $288 No class: 5/9 April 4–May 30 12:30–3:30 p.m. Ages: 4–6 Member: $288 No class: 5/9 6170-5 9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Non-Member: $473 6170-6Wednesday Non-Member: $473

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Community Helpers and Holiday Fun

NEW!

Young Chefs Academy We’ll explore what foods inspire our community heroes like police officers, doctors, mail carriers, and librarians. From “Don’t Speed Donuts” and “Yogurt Parfaits” to “Healthy Apple Crunch” and “Veggie Nibbles”, your child will gobble up these recipes for fun! We’ll have special menus for Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day as well. January 11–March 14 6700-0 Wednesday 10:30–11:30 a.m. Ages: 4–6 Member: $180 Non-Member: $220

Extraordinary Kids
Extraordinary Kids Kindergarten Enrichment Program Extraordinary Kids’ curriculum and materials have been personally created and developed by directors Carol Modes and Susie Blau. Join an Extraordinary Kids Class and enrich your child’s kindergarten year with an educational adventure. Each session will explore several thematic units that will be integrated into all areas of the curriculum: science, math, language arts, social studies, geography, and art. Kids wonder: Where are the coldest places on Earth? What is the Aurora Borealis? (Polar Regions) Can I make my own constellation and view it overhead? (Space) How can I make my own rain forest chicle bubble gum? (Rain Forest) Can I make my own volcano and erupt it? (Japan) Your child will discover the answer to these questions and much, much more. Extraordinary Kids emphasizes fun and creativity, challenges creative minds, enhances learning through interactive and hands-on exploration, encourages critical thinking, and establishes a life-long love of learning. Classes have a 1:9 teacher to student ratio and are taught by staff members of Extraordinary Kids. Must be 5 by October 1, 2011. For more detailed information call Extraordinary Kids at 847-945-7632 or visit www.Extraordinary-Kids.com January 9–May 21 6101-0 Monday 9:15–11:15 a.m. Ages: 5–6 Member: $432 Non-Member: $518 No class: 1/16, 2/20, 3/26, 5/7 January 9–May 21 6101-1 Monday 12:45–2:45 p.m. Ages: 5–6 Member: $432 Non-Member: $518 No class: 1/16, 2/20, 3/26, 5/7 January 10–May 22 6101-2 Tuesday 9:15–11:15 a.m. Ages: 5–6 Member: $486 Non-Member: $583 No class: 3/27, 5/8 January 10–May 22 6101-3 Tuesday 12:45–2:45 p.m. Ages: 5–6 Member: $486 Non-Member: $583 No class: 3/27, 5/8 Page 14 Youth Enrichment Winter Spring 2011–2012 January 11–May 23 6101-4 Wednesday 9:15–11:15 a.m. Ages: 5–6 Member: $486 Non-Member: $583 No class: 3/28, 5/9 January 11–May 23 6101-5 Wednesday 12:45–2:45 p.m. Ages: 5–6 Member: $486 Non-Member: $583 No class: 3/28, 5/9 January 12–May 24 6101-7 Thursday 12:45–2:45 p.m. Ages: 5–6 Member: $486 Non-Member: $583 No class: 3/29, 5/10

Cooking Boot Camp: Cooking’s Cool

NEW!

Young Chefs Academy From one minute breakfast to lunch bag creations, we’ll get your kids excited about helping out in the kitchen and creating some new family favorites! We’ll learn smart but delicious snacking and quick dinner ideas and end with weekend treats. January 11–March 14 6700-1 Wednesday 4:00–5:15 p.m. Ages: 6–12 Member: $200 Non-Member: $240

Time for Amigos
Amigos Program This parent (or caregiver) and child class includes songs, movement activities, creative dramatics, art, playtime and more. We will do it all while learning Spanish! From the creators of Camp Amigos, Time for Amigos uses a highly controlled vocabulary introduced in conjunction with fun theme days. Our instructor is a native Spanish speaker who has been carefully trained to implement the Amigos Programs curriculum. January 9–March 19 6805-6 Monday 9:30–10:30 a.m. Ages: 2–3 Member: $176 Non-Member: $209 No class: 1/16, 2/20 April 2–June 4 Monday Ages: 2–3 Member: $128 No class: 5/7, 5/28 6806-6 9:30–10:30 a.m. Non-Member: $152

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Fun with Amigos
Amigos Program Everyday will be a special day at Fun with Amigos. We will laugh, play, create, sing, paint, cook and discover great wonders. We will do it all while learning Spanish! From the creators of Camp Amigos, Fun with Amigos uses a highly controlled vocabulary introduced in conjunction with fun theme days. All instructors are experienced in early childhood and at least one instructor is a native speaker. January 9–March 19 6805-0 Monday 9:30–11:00 a.m. Ages: 3–5 Member: $231 Non-Member: $275 No class: 1/16, 2/20 January 9–March 19 6805-2 Monday 1:00–2:30 p.m. Ages: 3–5 Member: $231 Non-Member: $275 No class: 1/16, 2/20 January 10–March 20 6805-5 Tuesday 9:30–11:00 a.m. Ages: 3–5 Member: $231 Non-Member: $275 No class: 1/17, 2/21 January 10–March 20 6805-7 Tuesday 1:00–2:30 p.m. Ages: 3–5 Member: $231 Non-Member: $275 No class: 1/17, 2/21 April 2–June 4 Monday Ages: 3–5 Member: $168 No class: 5/7, 5/28 April 2–June 4 Monday Ages: 3–5 Member: $168 No class: 5/7 April 3–June 5 Tuesday Ages: 3–5 Member: $168 No class: 5/8, 5/29 April 3–June 5 Tuesday Ages: 3–5 Member: $168 No class: 5/8, 5/29 6806-0 9:30–11:00 a.m. Non-Member: $200 6806-2 1:00–2:30 p.m. Non-Member: $200 6806-5 9:30–11:00 a.m. Non-Member: $200 6806-7 1:00–2:30 p.m. Non-Member: $200

Cooking With Amigos
Amigos Program Everyday promises to include a fun-filled delicious activity! We will chop, mix, slice, peel and eat. We will do it all while leaning Spanish. From the creators of Camp Amigos, Cooking With Amigos uses a highly controlled vocabulary introduced in conjunction with fun-to-make recipes. As we wait for our creations to cook, we will have lots of fun playing games in Spanish! The instructor is a native Spanish speaker who has been carefully trained to implement the Amigos Programs curriculum. Please do not register if your child has allergies to egg, soy, dairy, wheat, nuts or berries. January 10–March 20 6805-3 Tuesday 1:00–2:30 p.m. Ages: 4–6 Member: $286 Non-Member: $348 No class: 1/17, 2/21 April 3–June 5 Tuesday Ages: 4–6 Member: $168 No class: 5/8 6806-3 1:00–2:30 p.m. Non-Member: $200

Cafe Amigos
Amigos Program Cafe Amigos is a Spanish “lunch bunch!” Following lunch, children will enjoy games, songs and playtime while learning Spanish! The instructor is a native speaker and trained to work in early childhood. Children bring own lunch and a beverage. Staff will escort children from the Winnetka Community Nursery School. January 9–March 19 6805-4 Monday 11:15 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Ages: 3–5 Member: $231 Non-Member: $275 No class: 1/16, 2/20 January 10–March 20 6806-1 Tuesday 11:15 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Ages: 3–5 Member: $231 Non-Member: $275 No class: 1/17, 2/21 April 2–June 4 6806-4 Monday 11:15 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Ages: 3–5 Member: $168 Non-Member: $200 No class: 5/7, 5/28 April 3–June 5 6807-1 Tuesday 11:15 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Ages: 3–5 Member: $231 Non-Member: $275 No class: 5/8, 5/29

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smART Explorers - Winter
smART Explorers smART Explorers programs are packed with tons of exciting and engaging projects. Our “art-rageous” programs integrate history, mathematics, science, literature and art! Learn artist techniques and use multiple mediums to create masterpieces. Sessions include: Meet the Master, Recycled Art, Origami, Charcoal and Chalk , Making Paint, Braille/3D-ART, Clay and Plaster and much more. Winter Session January 11–February 29 7700-8 Wednesday 4:00–5:00 p.m. Grades: Kindergarten–4 Member: $168 Non-Member: $202 Spring Session March 7–April 25 7700-9 Wednesday 4:00–5:00 p.m. Grades: Kindergarten–4 Member: $147 Non-Member: $177 No class: 3/28

The Joy of Creativity
Carole Pearlman An art curriculum designed especially for the preschool and kindergarten child. Creative explorations through stories, art and play. The class begins with plenty of time for free expression, an introduction to the project via a book and then the independent creativity begins. This class uses watercolors, oil pastels, tempera paint, collage, and more. All materials are included. January 26–March 22 6804-6 Thursday 9:15–11:15 a.m. Ages: 4–6 Member: $261 Non-Member: $306 January 26–March 22 6804-7 Thursday 12:45–2:45 p.m. Ages: 4–6 Member: $261 Non-Member: $306 April 5–June 7 Thursday Ages: 4–6 Member: $261 No class: 5/10 6804-8 9:15–11:15 a.m. Non-Member: $306

NEW! NEW! Lunch, Paint & Story Time Wondrous watercolor arts
Sunshine Arts & Crafts Learn the secrets of awesome pottery painting by creating your own masterpiece and listening to a related story! Each week we will select a story to read and the kids will paint a related ceramic piece while exploring the tools and techniques of acrylic painting. An example is The Very Hungry Caterpillar with kids painting a caterpillar or butterfly. Various concepts will be demonstrated each week as students explore the different aspects of color, brush strokes, sponging, textures, shading and more. Kids come home with great confidence, a love of art and amazing projects. Please bring a lunch, drink and a smock. Finished projects will be glazed immediately and taken home at the end of the session. All materials are non-toxic, odorless, and latex free. January 9–February 6 6604-0 Monday 11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Ages: 4–6 Member: $100 Non-Member: $120 No class: 1/16 February 13–March 19 6604-1 Monday 11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Ages: 4–6 Member: $100 Non-Member: $120 No class: 2/20, 3/5

April 5–June 7 6804-9 Thursday 12:45–2:45 p.m. Students begin by creating their own Ages: 4–6 tie dye shirts which are used as painting Member: $261 Non-Member: $306 smocks for the remainder of the program. No class: 5/10 This begins to illustrate the wonder of blended colors. Shirts are provided. Kids will then be exposed to watercolor painting using many techniques to combine elements of drawing, crayon and wax re- Sunshine Arts & Crafts sist, collage art, journaling, recycled wa- Students begin by creating their own tie dye tercolor art, texturing and all aspects of shirts which are used as painting smocks for the seven major art elements: line, shape, the remainder of the program. Shirts are proform, color, texture, space, and value. All vided. Kids will then learn pottery painting finished pieces will be taken home imme- using acrylics and a variety of techniques. diately. Kids love the expression of cre- Students will learn aspects of color, brush ativity they realize with each and every strokes, texture, shading and more. Finished finished project. pieces will be glazed and glitter sparkled (if

Tie Dye, Pottery NEW! Painting & Recycled Art

January 10–March 20 6604-6 Tuesday 4:00–5:00 p.m. Grades: Kindergarten–5 Member: 220 Non Member: 264 April 3–June 5 6604-7 Tuesday 4:00–5:00 p.m. Grades: Kindergarten–5 Member: $180 Non Member: $216

desired) and taken home immediately. Kids will also create recycled art projects and a “green” ceramic bowl, plate, mug or tile which will be fired for use at home. January 12–March 22 6604-2 Thursday 4:00–5:00 p.m. Ages: 6–12 Member: $220 Non-Member: $264 April 5–June 7 Thursday Ages: 6–12 Member: $180 No class: 5/10. 6604-3 4:00–5:00 p.m. Non-Member: $216

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MUS IC

Musikgarten: Musikgarten: Family Music For Toddlers Cycle of Seasons
Music Institute of Chicago Participate with your toddler in singing, chanting, moving, dancing, listening, and playing simple instruments, while developing a strong musical bond with your child. Through activities that bridge the natural connection between music and movement, your child child’s musical aptitude and focused listening abilities are enhanced and further developed. Classes provide an active, hands-on musical environment appropriate for this age. An adult must accompany each child.* February 1–May 16 6703-2 Wednesday 10:15–11:00 a.m. Ages: 16–47 months Member: $228 Non-Member: $274 No class: 3/28 February 2–May 17 6703-3 Thursday 10:15–11:00 a.m. Ages: 16–47 months Member: $228 Non-Member: $274 No class: 3/29 February 4–May 19 6703-4 Saturday 10:00–10:45 a.m. Ages: 16–47 months Member: $228 Non-Member: $274 No class: 3/31 Music Institute of Chicago Celebrate your child’s love of nature and growing independence through activities which focus on the seasons of the year. Classes are designed to build attention span, self-expression, and language development and include singing, chanting, moving, focused listening, musical games, creative movement as well as stories for the children to act out and embellish. An adult must accompany each child.* February 2–May 17 6703-5 Thursday 9:15–10:00 a.m. Ages: 3–5 Member: $233 Non-Member: $280 No class: 3/29 February 4–May 19 6703-6 Saturday 11:00–11:45 a.m. Ages: 3–5 Member: $233 Non-Member: $280 No class: 3/31

Musikgarten: Family Music For Babies
Music Institute of Chicago Play musically with your baby through bouncing and rocking songs, wiggle and peek-a-boo games, dancing, moving and singing. Activities are designed to increase your child’s curiosity about music, develop listening skills and sense of beat through movement, and establish the foundation for singing and musical thought. An adult must accompany each child.* February 1–May 16 6703-0 Wednesday 9:15–10:00 a.m. Ages: 4–18 months Member: $228 Non-Member: $274 No class: 3/28 February 4–May 19 6703-1 Saturday 9:00–9:45 a.m. Ages: 4–18 months Member: $228 Non-Member: $274 No class: 3/31
*Classes on May 9 and 10 will be held at the Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay Rd, Winnetka.

Beginning Piano: Private Instruction
Emi Kelsey Want to learn to play the piano? WCH is proud to offer 30 minute private lessons that are customized for each individual through a combination of Suzuki and traditional methods. You will be contacted by the instructor to arrange a lesson time. January 11–March 7 7999-7 Wednesday 3:00–8:00 p.m. Ages: 5 and up Member: $270 Non-Member: $324 January 12–March 8 7999-8 Thursday 3:00–8:00 p.m. Ages: 5 and up Member: $270 Non-Member: $324 March 14–May 23 Wednesday Ages: 5 and up Member: $270 No class: 3/28, 5/9 7999-9 3:00–8:00 p.m. Non-Member: $324

Beginning Guitar: Private Instruction
Brandon Seyferth This class is for the beginning guitarist. You will learn how to apply basic musical concepts such as rhythm, harmony. and melody to the guitar. At the end of the class you will be able to read and play basic chord symbols and melodies. You will even learn some songs! Please bring your own guitar. You will be contacted by the instructor to arrange a 30 minute lesson time. January 11–March 7 7755-4 Wednesday 3:00–8:00 p.m. Ages: 7 and up Member: $270 Non-Member: $324 March 14–May 23 Wednesday Ages: 7 and up Member: $270 No class: 3/28, 5/9 7755-5 3:00–8:00 p.m. Non-Member: $324

March 15–May 24 7999-0 Thursday 3:00–8:00 p.m. Ages: 5 and up Member: $270 Non-Member: $324 No class: 3/29, 5/10 Winter Spring 2011–2012 Youth Enrichment Page 17

High Touch High Tech Science - Winter
High Touch High Tech High Touch High Tech programs are designed for inquiry-based learning. Each week the children will study a different area of science. Each class is completely hands-on and includes take home activities or experiments. Magnet Makers Make a compass and turn metal into magnets. Science Separators Use funnels, filters, and different chemicals to separate mixtures. Inventors Jr. Build a BugBot to keep and see how machines work as we take them apart. Science Circus There is fun science under this big top. Paint with crystals and more. Volcanoes Make and erupt volcanoes ! Spin Is In Day You will be going in circles with our human gyroscopes. Make a loop plane, have a vortex action race, join the parabola parade and more! Shake, Rattle, Roll Discover jet propulsion and make your own Power Cup. Make a cool pendulum. January 9–March 5 7700-3 Monday 4:00–5:00 p.m. Grades: 1–5 Member: $147 Non-Member: $177 No class: 1/16, 2/20

High Touch High Tech Science - Spring
High Touch High Tech High Touch High Tech programs are designed for inquiry-based learning. Each week the children will study a different area of science. Each class is completely hands-on and includes take home activities or experiments. Lab 101 Be a chemist and mix chemicals to make cool color changes. Test pH and more. Mighty Molecules Have fun as we learn about molecules. Discover why some things mix and some things don’t mix! Learn why molecules are truly mighty. Flying High Make a rotor motor, a twirlee whirlee and a cool glider to keep! Newton in a Nutshell Learn gravity tricks and more. Cellular Science Discover the amazing world of biology. Experience osmosis and look at cells. The Green Machine Make paper and compost. March 12–April 30 Monday Grades: 1–5 Member: $126 No class: 3/26, 4/9 7700-4 4:00–5:00 p.m. Non-Member: $151

SCIENCE
Video Game Robotics
Computer Explorers Build robotics and use them as controllers for your Scratch video animation projects! You and your partner will use LEGO Robotics kits to build a controller for your Scratch game (think Wii). This amazing course uses the most innovative tools available to experiment with robots and sensors that communicate with the computer to control your games! January 24–March 6 6605-1 Tuesday 5:30–6:30 p.m. Grades: 3–5 Member: $175 Non-Member: $210

Amazing Minds

NEW!

3D Modeling with Google SketchUp

NEW! Lego Fun-Gineering
Computer Explorers Want to be an engineer? Working in teams, you’ll learn about structures and forces, levers, wheels and axles, pulleys and gears! Then bring your machines to life while exploring motors and energy. The class will culminate with a catapult challenge where teams will compete against each other to build the ultimate catapult machine! January 24–March 6 6605-0 Tuesday 4:00–5:00 p.m. Grades: 3–5 Member: $175 Non-Member: $210

Amazing Minds Learning made fun! Come explore this exciting after school program open to all 1st through third 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 and minerals; investigate owl pellets; find out how to make raisins bounce through scientific experiments; learn about famous landmarks, rare Australian animals, or sharks, wales 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. Each session a different country is explored, thus exposing your child to geography as well as different languages and cultures. January 11–March 21 6610-0 Wednesday 4:00–5:00 p.m. Ages: 6–9 Member: $275 Non-Member: $330 April 4–May 30 Wednesday Ages: 6–9 Member: $200 No class: 5/9 6610-1 4:00–5:00 p.m. Non-Member: $240

If you can dream it, you can build it in 3D! Learn to use Google SketchUp 3D modeling software and build amazing 3D models: mansions and castles, race tracks, skate parks or space ships. Model your own house or town and put it into Google Earth for everyone to see! Get inside your model or animate it to give your family and friends a virtual tour on the last day of class. April 17–May 29 Tuesday Grades: 2–5 Member: $175 6605-2 6:00–7:00 p.m. Non-Member: $210

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Meet our Youth Enrichment instructors
Emi Kelsey received her training in Early Childhood Education with an area of concentration in music and recently completed a Suzuki Teacher Training program at the Chicago Suzuki Institute. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Illinois. Brandon Seyferth has been teaching guitar at the North Shore School for the Arts in Glencoe for seven years. He is a critically acclaimed songwriter and composer who is accomplished on the guitar, voice, blues piano and drums. Mr. Seyferth has performed, composed and recorded with the likes of Jackson Browne, Victor Delarenzo (Violent Femmes), Jay Bennett (Wilco), Eric McFadden (P-Funk, Stockholm Syndrome), and Clyde Stubblefield (James Brown). His lengthy study and experience as a guitarist and multi-instrumentalist make him an excellent results-based instructor. His love for music and learning translates into fun and rewarding lessons. High Touch - High Tech has been serving Chicagoland elementary schools, preschools, after school programs, park districts and libraries for the past ten years. Our programs are totally hands-on and participatory. Our programs are alligned with national and state science curriculum standards Our instructors are certified teachers and scientists. Our programs offer real, relevant science in a fun, completely hands- on and safe environment smART Explorers is Chicagoland’s premier art program for all ages! smART Explorers provides an empowering art experience that supports each participants individual style and provides the tools to take an idea from within and give it form. Mary Fisher has been working in the early childhood profession for over 20 years. She has been teaching at the Community House for over 10 years. Elyse Ferdinand holds a degree from Northern Illinois in Early Childhood Education. She has over 18 years of preschool teaching experience. Carole Pearlman is the founder of The Joy of Creativity art program. Inspiring curriculum, freedom of expression and opportunities to explore many art materials make this innovative program a creative success for each student. Carole holds a BFA in painting and a Masters degree in education and psychology. Carol Modes worked for the Deerfield Public Schools for 14 years teaching kindergarten, second and fourth grade classes and as a gifted education instructor. She and co-director Susie Blau developed all materials and curriculum for Extraordinary Kids. Susie Blau has a Master of Arts degree in behavioral psychology and has worked as a consultant to families and educators for over 15 years. She and co-director Carol Modes developed all materials and curriculum for Extraordinary Kids.

PARTIES SO EASY THEY
MIGHT AS WELL BE MAGIC
Winnetka Community House makes birthday parties easy! We offer full service birthday parties with complete set up and clean up. Our party coordinator can help you plan your party and select from a variety of entertainers and activities. We also partner with popular vendors to help you save on food for your WCH party. Our parties will make your child's birthday an event they'll never forget!
To see all our parties visit winnetkacommunityhouse.org/birthdays or call 847-446-3207

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THEAT RE

Inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. Into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing roustabout who changes everything and everyone he meets in musical theatre fantasy that’ll have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Jailhouse Rock” and “Don’t Be Cruel.”

Young Performers
Kids will have their first chance to perform on stage. All children involved in this program will attend weekly rehearsals to learn songs, dances and scenes. This class includes theatre games, activities and more. Each child who is enrolled will receive a part in the show. Children will be given a practice CD and script for personal practice. Our highly accredited instructors will direct the children. We will not accept anyone after the first day of class. February 9–May 3 6200-3 Thursday 4:00–5:00 p.m. Ages: 5–7 Member: $230 Non-Member: $276 No class: 3/29 Performance dates: May 2–6, 2012

Performance Program
All children who are involved in this program will have the opportunity to perform in a musical production on stage. The children will rehearse weekly under the direction of our highly accredited vocal, dance and drama instructors. The final performance will include original costumes and set design. Each child who signs up will receive a part in the show. Children will receive a practice CD and a script for personal practice. This program is for children in 2nd–5th grades. No exceptions will be made. Children must be able to attend the first day of class for “auditions.” January 30–April 30 6200-4 Monday 4:00–6:00 p.m. Ages: 7–12 Member: $280 Non-Member: $336 No class: 2/20, 3/26 February 3–May 4 6200-5 Friday 4:00–6:00 p.m. Ages: 7–12 Member: $280 Non-Member: $336 No class: 3/23, 3/30 Performance dates: May 2–6, 2012

Audition Clinic
Learn how to audition. Prepare for your All Shook Up audition. This is a singing, acting and dancing clinic, which focus on the essential skills that are judged in a musical theatre audition. You must be enrolled in the All Shook Up Performance Program to sign up for this clinic. January 27 Friday Ages: 7–12 Member: $40 6200-6 4:00–6:00 p.m. Non-Member: $48

In all performance programs attendance is mandatory. A missed practice must be made up on another day. If two practices are missed without a makeup the student will be dismissed from the production. This program requires practice at home. Please practice all singing, dancing, and acting numbers at home. Please be on time to all rehearsals and promptly pick up your child at the end of the rehearsal. Arriving more than 20 minutes late to rehearsal will count as an absence. No parents can watch a rehearsal unless given permission. We feel that children work better when there are no distractions. There will be no refunds after the first rehearsal. Disorderly behavior will result in immediate dismissal from the production. For more information call (847)848-1555.Performances take place at Winnetka Community House. You will receive your performance date and time on the second day of class.

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Hot Shots Sports and More Holiday Camp
Hot Shots The camp features a variety of sports including soccer, baseball, basketball, floor hockey, football, kickball and more. In addition, a wide range of group games will be played. Instruction will focus on basic fundamentals and good sportsmanship. Each camper will receive a camp shirt and Hot Shots basketball. Campers should bring a snack each day. December 26–December 30 5014-2 Monday–Friday 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Ages: 4–7 Member: $147 Non-Member: $176

3Point Athletics Our signature camps help participants develop their game in an organized, inclusive and fun atmosphere. We follow a Cornflakes has been an integral part of the Community House for over 30 years. Daily ac- balanced daily schedule that includes the tivities may include adventure walks down the snowy Green Bay Trail, arts and crafts, right dose of contemporary fundamental simple cooking projects and fun games. Please dress appropriately for the weather, since drills with the perfect amount of our most some of the activities will take place outside. Children must be toilet trained. popular games, contests and competitions December 19–December 23 6900-7 December 27–December 30 6900-8 to keep the gym hopping. Both morning Monday–Friday 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Tuesday–Friday 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. and afternoon sessions include scrimmage and tournament play. The positive expeAges: 3–6 Ages: 3–6 Member: $140 Non-Member: $170 Member: $112 Non-Member: $136 rience and memorable moments you get to keep! All participants receive a3 Point Athletics camp shirt.

HO L I D A Y C A MPS

SPRING BREAK CAMPS

3Point Athletics Spring Break Camp

Cornflakes Winter Camp

Chess Wizards Camp

Holiday Hoops Camp

Chess Wizards Learn cool openings, mid-games with all the pins, double attacks, endgames, and even bughouse! Would you like to be a part of a successful chess team, designed to cater to all levels of chess players? If so, come join Chess Wizards for this camp! Campers will learn how to play chess in a fun atmosphere, with both indoor and outdoor activities. This camp is for beginning and intermediate level players. No previous experience is needed! Children should bring their own lunch and a drink; snacks will be provided. All campers will receive a chessboard, a Chess Wizards shirt, scorebook, trophy, work folder and certificate of achievement! December 19–December 21 7720-4 Monday–Wednesday 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Grades: Kindergarten–8 Member: $140 Non-Member: $168 Page 22 Camps Winter Spring 2011–2012

3Point Athletics 3Point Athletics will be holding its annual Hoops Camp during your school’s holiday break. The camp will focus on drills that improve skill sets of individual players in areas such as dribbling, passing, shooting, defense and teamwork. Games and contests will be held daily in order to focus on the skills learned each day in camp, while the ultimate goal will be daily full-court game situation scrimmages that will showcase all of the skills honed throughout the week. All campers will receive a 3Point Athletics shirt and prizes! Please send your child with a brown bag lunch. December 19–December 23 5007-4 Monday–Friday 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Grades: 1–6 Member: $293 Non-Member: $352

March 26–March 30 5103-2 Monday–Friday 12:00–3:00 p.m. Grades: 1–6 Member: $168 Non-Member: $202

Hot Shots Sports and More Spring Break
Hot Shots The camp features a variety of sports including soccer, baseball, basketball, floor hockey, football, kickball and more. In addition, a wide range of group games will be played. Instruction will focus on basic fundamentals and good sportsmanship. Each camper will receive a camp shirt and Hot Shots basketball. Campers should bring a snack each day. March 26–March 30 5103-1 Monday–Friday 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Ages: 4–7 Member: $175 Non-Member: $210

YOUTH ATHLETICS

Hot Shots Lunch & Play
Hot Shots Children are introduced to a variety of sports including soccer, t-ball, basketball, football, kickball and other sports and group games. The goal is to provide the opportunity for each child to develop motor skills and nurture his/her growth socially through teamwork and good sportsmanship. Bring a lunch and come and play. All 11:30 a.m. classes will eat lunch first and then play the sports of the day. To accommodate participants who attend afternoon school, the 11:00 a.m. classes will play the sports of the day first followed by lunch. January 9–June 4 5106-4 Monday 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Ages: 4–6 Member: $399 Non-Member: $479 No class: 3/26, 5/7, 5/28 January 9–June 4 5106-5 Monday 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Ages: 4–6 Member: $399 Non-Member: $479 No class: 3/26, 5/7, 5/28 January 10–June 5 5106-6 Tuesday 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Ages: 3–5 Member: $420 Non-Member: $504 No class: 3/27, 5/8 January 10–June 5 Tuesday Ages: 3–5 Member: $420 No class: 3/27, 5/8 5106-7 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Non-Member: $504

Hot Shots Triple Play
Hot Shots This class features three sports: football, soccer and basketball. Participants develop skills associated with each sport and have opportunities to use these skills in game situations. Emphasis is placed on skill development, teamwork and sportsmanship. January 9–March 19 5106-2 Monday 1:15–2:15 p.m. Ages: 4–6 Member: $231 Non-Member: $277 April 2–June 4 Monday Ages: 4–6 Member: $168 No class: 5/7, 5/28 5106-3 1:15–2:15 p.m. Non-Member: $202

January 12–June 7 5106-8 Thursday 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Ages: 3–5 Member: $399 Non-Member: $479 No class: 3/29, 5/3, 5/10 January 13–June 8 Friday Ages: 4–6 Member: $420 No class: 3/30, 5/4 5106-9 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Non-Member: $504

See more from Hot SHots on page 26!

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Play & Clay
Mark Miller and Brenda Ewing Interested in sports and ceramics but can’t make up your mind about what to do this fall? Try both! Spend 45 minutes in our gymnasium playing recreational games such as soccer, basketball, kickball and more. Through teamwork and sportsmanship we offer a nurturing atmosphere for learning the fundamentals of a variety of sports. Next, students visit the ceramics studio for 45 minutes working on creative projects that have sports intertwined. This is a great opportunity to develop both large and small motor skills in a fun environment. Classes begin in the gymnasium and end in a classroom. January 20–March 16 5104-8 Friday 9:15–10:45 a.m. Ages: 4–6 Member: $288 Non-Member: $346 April 13–June 8 Friday Ages: 4–6 Member: $256 No class: 5/4 5104-9 9:15–10:45 a.m. Non-Member: $307

Father & Me Football
Mark Miller Mark Miller’s Father & Me Football is a program for children ages 3–5 that teaches the students the basic concepts of football rules, catching/throwing and flag-pulling. Teamwork and sportsmanship are emphasized. The philosophy of Mark Miller’s football program is to provide basics in a relaxed and fun environment. January 7–March 17 5107-0 Saturday 12:30–1:00 p.m. Ages: 3–5 Member: $243 Non-Member: $292 No class: 1/14, 2/18 April 14–June 9 Saturday Ages: 3–5 Member: $189 No class: 5/5, 5/26 5107-1 12:30–1:00 p.m. Non-Member: $227

Parent & Me Soccer
Mark Miller This program gives children an opportunity to learn the game of soccer. With instruction from Mark Miller and his staff, children will learn basic skills, coordination drills, and fun games in a relaxed and fun environment. January 7–March 17 5107-2 Saturday 1:00–1:30 p.m. Ages: 3–6 Member: $243 Non-Member: $292 No class: 1/14, 2/18 April 14–June 9 Saturday Ages: 3–6 Member: $189 No class: 5/5, 5/26 5107-3 1:00–1:30 p.m. Non-Member: $227

Parent & Me Munchkin Tennis
Mark Miller Mark Miller is the creator of Mark Miller’s Munchkin Tennis where he and his staff use a unique style of teaching tennis to young children. Hand-eye coordination drills and fun games are emphasized in a relaxed environment. Your children will learn the key building blocks to playing a great game of tennis. January 7–March 17 5107-6 Saturday 11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Ages: 3–5 Member: $243 Non-Member: $292 No class: 1/14, 2/18 April 14–June 9 5107-7 Saturday 11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Ages: 3–5 Member: $189 Non-Member: $227 No class: 5/5, 5/26

Mark Miller’s Munchkin Tennis
Mark Miller Mark Miller is the creator of Mark Miller’s Munchkin Tennis where he and his staff use a unique style of teaching tennis to young children. Hand-eye coordination drills and fun games are emphasized in a relaxed environment. Your children will learn the key building blocks to playing a great game of tennis. January 7–March 17 5107-4 Saturday 12:00–12:30 p.m. Ages: 4–8 Member: $243 Non-Member: $292 No class: 1/14, 2/18 April 14–June 9 Saturday Ages: 4–8 Member: $189 No class: 5/5, 5/26 5107-5 12:00–12:30 p.m. Non-Member: $227

Sports ‘N’ Science
Mad Science and Mark Miller What a combination! Mad Science and Mark Miller have teamed up to offer you a great combination class. Your child will experience 45 minutes of hands-on science fun where our young scientists will explore a new spectacular topic each week. They will also enjoy 45 minutes of high-energy athletics in the gym designed to teach children basic sports skills and enhance overall physical development. Classes begin in the classroom and end in the gymnasium. January 9–March 12 5100-1 Monday 1:30–3:00 p.m. Ages: 4–6 Member: $256 Non-Member: $307 No class: 1/16, 2/20 March 19–May 21 Monday Ages: 4–6 Member: $256 No class: 3/26, 5/7 5100-2 1:30–3:00 p.m. Non-Member: $307

Toddler Drop-in Gym
Are you looking for a place to meet new friends and have your toddler exercise and run-off their energy? Tot Time is the place to do it. We have a balance beam, hoops, balls, scooters and much more for your child to use. Participants must wear gym shoes. No food allowed. Parents must remain with children. January 4–June 6 Wednesday 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Ages: Infant–5 $3 first child $1 each additional child Closed March 28, May 9

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Lil’ Pigskins - Piglets
Hot Shots Children will love the games and activities that Piglets has to offer. As with all Lil’ Pigskins’ curriculums, fun is the focus of the class. Our activities help increase listening skills, balance and coordination. The class provides an enjoyable, structured environment where players will also learn colors and numbers. The Piglets class is appropriate as the child’s first Lil’ Pigskins’ class. Adult/parent participation is required. January 12–March 22 5108-2 Thursday 9:00–9:50 a.m. Ages: 2–3 Member: $231 Non-Member: $277 January 12–March 22 5108-6 Thursday 10:40–11:30 a.m. Ages: 2–3 Member: $231 Non-Member: $277 January 12–March 22 5108-3 Thursday 1:00–1:50 p.m. Ages: 2–3 Member: $231 Non-Member: $277 April 5–June 7 Thursday Ages: 2–3 Member: $168 No class: 5/3, 5/10 April 5–June 7 Thursday Ages: 2–3 Member: $168 No class: 5/3, 5/10 April 5–June 7 Thursday Ages: 2–3 Member: $168 No class: 5/3, 5/10 5108-4 9:00–9:50 a.m. Non-Member: $202 5108-7 10:40–11:30 a.m. Non-Member: $202 5108-5 1:00–1:50 p.m. Non-Member: $202

Lil’ Pigskins - Pigs Beginners Hot Shots Adult-Tot Sports
Hot Shots In this age group, it is easy for children to get distracted and lose interest in activities. Our curriculum is specifically designed to be fast-paced and to quickly transition from one football activity to another. Players start to learn and develop key football skills while just playing fun games with a football. Every class children get to throw, kick, run and jump. January 12–March 22 5108-8 Thursday 9:50–10:40 a.m. Ages: 3–5 Member: $231 Non-Member: $277 April 5–June 7 Thursday Ages: 3–5 Member: $168 No class: 5/3, 5/10 5108-9 9:50–10:40 a.m. Non-Member: $202 Hot Shots Parents are an integral part of helping their tots develop basic sports movement and motor skills. Motor skills activities focus on hand/eye and hand/foot coordination. Sports equipment and instruction are provided to help guide your child through an introduction to organized sports. January 10–March 20 5105-0 Tuesday 10:15–11:00 a.m. Ages: 2–4 Member: $231 Non-Member: $277 April 3–June 5 Tuesday Ages: 2–4 Member: $189 No class: 5/8 5105-1 10:15–11:00 a.m. Non-Member: $227

Hot Shots Parent Tot Soccer
Hot Shots Young children develop motor skills while having fun running and kicking just like the big kids! Parents and tots work together in this class, learning the basics of soccer. Dribbling, passing, shooting and kicking will all be emphasized. A variety of activities designed around the game of soccer will be played each week. January 11–March 21 5105-2 Wednesday 9:30–10:15 a.m. Ages: 2–4 Member: $231 Non-Member: $277 April 4–June 6 Wednesday Ages: 2–4 Member: $189 No class: 5/9 5105-3 9:30–10:15 a.m. Non-Member: $227

Lil’ Pigskins - Edge Classes
Hot Shots The Edge Classes are designed for children who already have football experience and want more of a challenge. The curriculum improves athletic ability and increases football knowledge. The Edge Classes help your child gain an edge on the competition. January 12–March 22 5109-0 Thursday 1:50–2:40 p.m. Ages: 4–6 Member: $231 Non-Member: $277 April 5–June 7 Thursday Ages: 4–6 Member: $168 No class: 5/3, 5/10 5109-1 1:50–2:40 p.m. Non-Member: $202

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3Point Athletics Basketball Clinics
3Point Athletics With 10 years of experience running quality, instructional youth basketball programs in the Chicagoland area, 3Point Athletics is excited to bring its dedicated and engaging staff to Winnetka Community House. This spring we will be offering our unique blend of fundamental drills mixed with a non-competitive and fun atmosphere that will be sure to keep your child excited about learning and participating in our favorite sport. All individual and team skills will be introduced with a stress on dribbling and ball handling. Come join us this spring and prepare for your upcoming season by building your confidence with the 3Point Athletics staff. Register early! Space is limited. April 9–June 4 Monday Grades: 1–2 Member: $200 No class: 5/7 April 9–June 4 Monday Grades: 3–5 Member: $200 No class: 5/7 5113-5 3:45–4:45 p.m. Non-Member: $240 5113-6 4:45–5:45 p.m. Non-Member: $240 April 11–June 6 Wednesday Grades: 3–5 Member: $200 No class: 5/9 April 11–June 6 Wednesday Grades: 1–2 Member: $200 No class: 5/9 5113-7 3:45–4:45 p.m. Non-Member: $240 5113-8 4:45–5:45 p.m. Non-Member: $240

3Point Athletics Little Hoopers
3Point Athletics Designed for kids, clinics are an introduction to basic basketball for the beginner. Classes provide a comfortable and fun environment as participants learn the fundamentals of the sport with an emphasis on dribbling and ball handling. 3Point’s engaging staff plan activities that help develop basic motor skills, hand to eye coordination and following directions. Participants receive a Little Hoopers shirt. January 13–March 23 5110-9 Friday 1:00–1:45 p.m. Ages: 4–6 Member: $209 Non-Member: $251 April 20–June 8 Friday Ages: 4–6 Member: $133 No class: 5/4 5111-0 1:00–1:45 p.m. Non-Member: $160

Hot Shots Total Sports
Hot Shots Total Sports not only teaches children the basic skills of playing a particular sport, it also teaches them skills needed to work with one another as teammates, and to accept each individual as a valuable player. Some of the sports taught and played include soccer, kickball, football, t-ball, floor hockey, basketball and more. January 11–March 21 5105-4 Wednesday 10:15–11:15 a.m. Ages: 3–5 Member: $231 Non-Member: $277 January 13–March 23 5105-5 Friday 1:15–2:15 p.m. Ages: 3–5 Member: $231 Non-Member: $277 January 13–March 23 5105-6 Friday 4:30–5:30 p.m. Ages: 5–7 Member: $231 Non-Member: $277 April 4–June 6 Wednesday Ages: 3–5 Member: $189 No class: 5/9 April 6–June 8 Friday Ages: 3–5 Member: $168 No class: 4/13, 5/4 April 6–June 8 Friday Ages: 5–7 Member: $168 No class: 4/13, 5/4 5105-7 10:15–11:15 a.m. Non-Member: $227 5105-8 1:15–2:15 p.m. Non-Member: $202 5105-9 4:30–5:30 p.m. Non-Member: $202

Hot Shots Pee Wee Soccer
Hot Shots Let your child’s early soccer experience be a great one. The younger player develops not only their soccer skills but also gains confidence, coordination, motor skills and communication. The program uses ageappropriate drills and exercises to teach players kicking, ball control, dribbling, shooting and more. Each class is designed to develop endurance, promote good sportsmanship and teamwork. January 13–March 23 5106-0 Friday 3:45–4:30 p.m. Ages: 4–6 Member: $231 Non-Member: $277 April 6–June 8 Friday Ages: 4–6 Member: $168 No class: 4/13, 5/4 5106-1 3:45–4:30 p.m. Non-Member: $202

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Swordplay for kids
Marijke Morich This class provides a great environment for kids to do one of the things they enjoy most: play with swords! Using special plastic fencing weapons with buzzing tips to allow for easier control and increased safety, students learn basic en garde position, advance and retreats, salute, lunge, extend, beat attack and parry riposte. In addition to Olympic style fencing we will also use the weapons for more dramatic “war games” pitting two teams against each other in an attacking melee. Games to develop speed, reaction time and balance. On the last day of class students will demonstrate their learned skills to the instructor. Correct execution will allow that student to advance to the next level. Students who would like to continue to work on these skills are more than welcome to repeat this class until they are comfortable and feel ready to move up to fencing. January 3–February 7 5109-7 Tuesday 3:45–4:45 p.m. Illinois Baseball Academy Ages: 7–9 Illinois Baseball Academy employs some of the most accomplished and dynamic coaches on Member: $164 Non-Member: $197 the North Shore, many with college and professional playing experience. Chris Beacom is 5109-8 the President of Illinois Baseball Academy. The Mini-Majors introductory clinic is a fun- February 14–March 20 Tuesday 3:45–4:45 p.m. filled way for kids to learn the fundamentals of throwing, fielding, and hitting. Our goal is to help young players gain confidence, improve coordination, and appreciate the joys of Ages: 7–9 Non-Member: $197 teamwork and sportsmanship. While skill development is a part of the program, we also Member: $164 spend considerable time each week teaching life-skills through books and baseball history lessons. Each participant will receive an Illinois Baseball Academy shirt. January 9–March 19 5107-8 April 2–June 4 5109-3 Marijke Morich Monday 9:00–10:00 a.m. Monday 9:00–10:00 a.m. The Olympic sport of fencing demands a blend of tactical and strategic thought and Ages: 4–6 Ages: 4–6 Member: $207 Non-Member: $248 Member: $184 Non-Member: $221 a physical execution of those decisions. This has led many to describe the sport No class: 1/16, 2/20 No class: 5/7, 5/28 5109-4 as “physical chess.” Fencing also teaches January 10–March 20 5107-9 April 3–June 5 1:00–2:00 p.m. balance and discipline and even more than Tuesday 1:00–2:00 p.m. Tuesday this, it’s fun! Fencing is for those new to Ages: 4–6 Ages: 4–6 Non-Member: $248 fencing or those who would like to work Member: $253 Non-Member: $304 Member: $207 on the basic skills of fencing. This class will No class: 5/8 cover basic fencing rules, fencing etiquette, January 11–March 21 5108-1 April 4–June 6 5109-5 basic footwork, attacks, and defenses. Wednesday 1:00–2:00 p.m. Wednesday 1:00–2:00 p.m. Classes will consist of warm up time, Ages: 4–6 Ages: 4–6 footwork time, group lesson and bouting. Member: $253 Non-Member: $304 Member: $207 Non-Member: $248 Equipment is provided. January 13–March 23 5109-2 No class: 5/9 January 3–February 7 5109-9 Friday 10:00–11:00 a.m. April 13–June 8 5109-6 Tuesday 4:45–5:45 p.m. Ages: 4–6 10:00–11:00 a.m. Ages: 10 and up Member: $253 Non-Member: $304 Friday Ages: 4–6 Member: $189 Non-Member: $227 Member: $161 Non-Member: $193 February 14–March 20 5110-0 No class: 5/4, 5/11 Tuesday 4:45–5:45 p.m. Ages: 10 and up Member: $189 Non-Member: $227

Mini-Majors

Fencing

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House League All Star Team AAU (Tryouts)
Hoops4Health Our AAU Basketball program promotes teamwork, friendship, hard work, discipline, and a healthy lifestyle. We provide professional coaching at all times and challenge our players to become not only better players but better people. We provide top quality teaching and the cutting edge of conditioning, sets and plays, basketball moves, and never lose sight of teamwork and basic fundamentals. Our number one priority is improve the game of each player and better prepare them for whatever level it may be. This includes the AAU circuit, grammar school, middle school, high school, and beyond. AAU Travel Basketball is a great way to meet new people, travel, and be challenged at the highest basketball level. For players on the high school level it gives the opportunity for exposure among college coaches during the NCAA sanction period. Being a member of the Hoops4Health Primetime or Elite AAU Team includes the following: • Custom microfiber home and away Jersey with shorts • Custom Hoops4Health back pack with name • Custom warm-up shooting shirt • Three month season • Two practices a week • Five tournaments • Professional coaches include Prince Williams, Kermit Thompson, Hoops4Health founder Brendan Kolton, Julian Williams and Cedrick McCullough with over 35 combined years coaching experience. Hoops4Health Primetime “A Team” The Primetime Teams play at the highest level on AAU. Four to five tournaments per season. Among top local tournaments there will be one to two major midwest tournaments, a chance to qualify for Nationals, Superegionals, as well as participating in the Illinois State Tournament. Primetime Teams also play in many NCAA sanctioned tournaments during the NCAA sanctioned period which takes place in July. Hoops4Health Elite “B Team” Elite Teams are a great way for players to build their skills to progress to making the Primetime Team. There will be four to five tournaments. Elite teams will play in many of the local tournaments. Tryouts March 5–March 7 5113-9 Monday, Wednesday 4:00–5:30 p.m. Grades: 2–3 Member: $20 Non-Member: $20 March 5–June 10 TBA Grades: 2–3 Member: $715 5114-0 Non-Member: $715

Hoops4Health Fitness Training Program
Hoops4Health Our multiple fitness training programs include strength, conditioning, speed, agility, vertical jump and plyometrics. Although this program is more tailored to basketball it will greatly benefit the athlete of any sport. If you want to jump higher, get faster, be more explosive, have more stamina and get stronger, then we can show you the tools do just that. We focus on fast twitch muscle training, core work, and flexibility to make you a faster, higher jumping, explosive player. Our five keys to the program focus on building speed, jump ability, lateral quickness, strength, endurance and flexibility. Our programs will not only benefit the basketball player but players among all different sports.

January 10–February 14 5114-1 Tuesday 5:00–6:00 p.m. Grades: 4–12 Member: $210 Non-Member: $252 January 10–February 16 5114-7 Tuesday, Thursday 5:00–6:00 p.m. Grades: 4–12 Member: $380 Non-Member: $456 January 12–February 16 5114-2 Thursday 5:00–6:00 p.m. Grades: 4–12 Member: $210 Non-Member: $252 February 21–April 3 5114-3 Tuesday 5:00–6:00 p.m. Grades: 4–12 Member: $210 Non-Member: $252 No class: 3/27 February 21–April 5 5114-8 Tuesday, Thursday 5:00–6:00 p.m. Grades: 4–12 Member: $380 Non-Member: $456 No class: 3/27, 3/29

February 23–April 5 5114-4 Thursday 5:00–6:00 p.m. Grades: 4–12 Member: $210 Non-Member: $252 No class: 3/29 April 10–May 22 Tuesday Grades: 4–12 Member: $210 No class: 5/8 April 10–May 31 Tuesday, Thursday Grades: 4–12 Member: $380 No class: 5/3, 5/10 April 12–May 31 Thursday Grades: 4–12 Member: $210 No class: 5/3, 5/10 5114-5 5:00–6:00 p.m. Non-Member: $252 5114-9 5:00–6:00 p.m. Non-Member: $456 5114-6 5:00–6:00 p.m. Non-Member: $252

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F IR ST , SE COND AND THIRD GR ADE YOUT H BAS KE T BAL L “ HOUS E LE A G U E ”
If you have a first through third grade boy or girl interested in playing basketball against other area players without the hassle of traveling to a different location for every game, this program is for them. Participants will learn fundamental skills through weekly practice and games. Adult volunteers coach all teams. First grade games will have youth size basketballs and eight foot basketball rims. Third grade games will have adult size basketballs, 9 foot basketball rims and score will be kept. All games will have staff referees and timekeepers. All participants will receive a team shirt and commemorative basketball. 1. Teams will be established according to school (Crow Island, Greeley, Hubbard Woods, Sacred Heart, Faith Hope, North Shore Country Day and more), there will be no evaluation. When filling out your registration form please remember to insert your child/ children’s school. Otherwise placement on a particular school team cannot be guaranteed. If there are more than 10 children from a school, multiple teams will be formed. If there too few children from any one school, children will be placed on a team according to village of residence. Due to the number of children in this program requests will not be taken. 2. There will be a one hour practice during the week. Time, assigned at a later date, will be sometime between Monday and Friday, 5:00–8:00 p.m. 3. Games will be held on Saturdays. Time, assigned at a later date, will be sometime between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. 4. Team information (roster, practice and game time, coach, etc.) will be available on or before December 9 at quickscores.com/wch. Monday, January 2–Saturday, February 25 Class Grade Member Non-Member 5003-3 First $320 $379 5003-4 Second $320 $379 5003-5 Third $320 $379 Winter Spring 2011–2012 Youth Basketball Page 29

Do you need a get-a-way for you and your children? Do your children want friends over but you don’t want the mess? Do you want to have more get-togethers but don’t have the space?

Consider renting the

Free to be Kids c h i l d c a r e

room!

The Free to be Kids childcare room is bright, spacious and fully stocked with toys, games, books, and more! The room is available Monday through Sunday from 1:00-8:00 p.m. We provide the space, you provide the supervision. Please call (847) 881-9304 for more information and room availability.

Gym Rentals
Ever wish you could use a gymnasium to participate in basketball with all your own friends? Well this is possible at Winnetka Community House! Our gymnasium is available for rental on a weekly or one–time basis. Call 847-446-0537 for rates and times.

Open Gym
Enjoy a pick-up game of basketball with your friends, meet new people and have fun. Our backboards and rims are adjustable from eight to ten feet so all ages and skill levels are welcome. Locker rooms and showers are available. Times are subject to change. Check the posted schedule, or call for times and directions. Daily Fee: $3 (Free with Fitness Centre membership) Gym Punchcards: $25 for 10 visits January 2 – February 29 Monday and Wednesday3:30 – 5:00 p.m. January 8 – March 25 Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

K A R AT E
About Our Karate Program
Traditional Karate is a martial art which emphasizes the principles and applications of weaponless self-defense. Our Karate Program follows a systemized belt ranking for all participants. There are 11 belt levels (kyu) before first-degree black belt (shodan). A new student is assigned the white belt rank (eleventh kyu). One must fulfill certain requirements under normal practice conditions and in a test environment to secure progressive promotions up to and including the black belt (dan) levels. When one has acquired a strong foundation in the fundamentals of Karate, he or she can be promoted to the rank of first degree black belt. Uniforms, belt tests and tournaments. are optional and will incur additional costs.

Pee Wee Karate
Students learn how to control their energy levels and concentration through study of fundamental Karate principles. Participants will learn how to follow instructions and exercise self control in a fun and exciting environment.

Intermediate Karate
Students may join with the permission of the instructor.

Karate
Curriculum enables the beginner through advanced student to develop an effective form of self-defense. Keen perception skills and a mind that is increasingly alert and sensitive are acquired. Students learn how to relax in stressful conditions and keep an emotional balance.

Beginner Karate I
This is an introduction to Karate. No experience is necessary. (Beginner to Orange Belt/White Stripe)

Beginner Karate II
Students must have the belt rank of orange or yellow belt to participate.

Adult Karate
Students seek the human body’s most complete mental and physical development through self-defense techniques. An extraordinary fluidity of perception and self-defense skill can be achieved.

Level: Pee Wee Karate Pee Wee Karate Beginner Karate I Beginner Karate II

Class: 5102-3 5102-4 5102-5 5102-6

Dates January 10–March 22 April 5–June 28 January 10–June 30 January 10–June 30 January 10–June 30 January 10–June 30 January 10–June 30 January 10–June 30

Intermediate Karate 5102-7 Karate Karate Adult Karate 5102-8 5102-9 5103-0

No class: 3/24, 3/27, 3/29, 3/31, 4/3 Class times will change from June 12-30. More information will be available in the spring/summer brochure and through your instructor.

Day: Tuesday, Thursday Tuesday, Thursday Tuesday, Thursday Saturday Tuesday, Thursday Saturday Tuesday, Thursday Saturday Tuesday, Thursday Saturday Tuesday, Thursday Saturday Tuesday, Thursday Saturday

Time: 3:10–3:40 p.m. 3:10–3:40 p.m. 3:45–4:30 p.m. 8:45–9:30 a.m. 4:30–5:15 p.m. 9:30–10:15 a.m. 5:15–6:00 p.m. 9:30–10:15 a.m. 6:00–6:45 p.m. 10:20–11:20 a.m. 6:45–7:45 p.m. 10:20–11:20 a.m. 7:45–9:10 p.m. 10:20–11:20 a.m.

Ages: 4–5 4–5 5–8 5–8 6–10 8–13 8–13 14 and up

Member: $345 $390 $990 $990 $990 $990 $990 $1025

Non-Member: $414 $468 $1188 $1188 $1188 $1188 $1188 $1230

MEET OUR KARATE INSTRUCTORS
Frank Chrzanowski, chief instructor, developed the Traditional Karate Program for Winnetka Community House in 1989. He has trained in Karate since 1975 and has attained the rank of fourth degree black belt in the Japan Karate Association. He has been featured in articles in the Chicago Tribune, the Sun Times and the Pioneer Press, and has appeared on local and national television programs. Ron Stein has trained in karate since 1981 and is a third degree black belt in the Japan Karate Association. His karate experience extends to Europe and Japan, where he lived for four years, training under many instructors and studying various Japanese martial arts. His karate teaching experience includes The University of Chicago, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the United States Marine Corps in Tokyo. He has been with Winnetka Community House Karate Program since 1994. Winter Spring 2011–2012 Martial Arts Page 31

T AEK W ON DO
Little Dragons Taekwondo

Taekwondo, one of the newest Olympic sports, is a 2000-year-old martial art, offering a variety of benefits for people of all ages and physical abilities. Students have the opportunity to improve concentration and self-esteem, achieve lifelong physical fitness and learn self-defense skills. Classes are taught under the direction of G.Master Ki Hong Kim* (8th Dan World Taekwondo Federation.) A $45 uniform fee is required at the first class. Belt testing is offered through The KH Kim Taekwondo at an additional fee and is held twice a year. All colored belt students are required to have complete sparring gears.

This introductory class is designed to captivate the interest of our youngest students. Skills are developed through gentle instruction and appropriate games for their ability. This class focuses on developing balance, coordination and respect for the discipline of martial arts training. Class: 5100-6 5100-7 5100-8 5100-9 Day: Friday Friday Friday Friday Date: January 6–March 23 January 6–March 23 April 6–June 8 April 6–June 8 Time: 4:00–4:40 p.m. 4:45–5:25 p.m. 4:00–4:40 p.m. 4:45–5:25 p.m. Ages: 4–5 4–5 4–5 4–5 Member: $156 $156 $130 $130 Non-Member: $187 $187 $156 $156

Early Taekwondo
Designed especially for the younger children of 6–7 years, this program helps kids develop conditioning, coordination, listening skills and self-confidence through creative activities. Class: 5101-0 5101-1 5101-3 5101-4 Day: Friday Friday Friday Friday Date: January 6–March 23 January 6–March 23 April 6–June 8 April 6–June 8 Time: 5:30–6:15 p.m. 7:10–8:00 p.m. 5:30–6:15 p.m. 7:10–8:00 p.m. Ages: 6–7 6–7 6–7 6–7 Member: $156 $156 $130 $130 Non-Member $187 $187 $156 $156

Youth Taekwondo
This program includes a balanced cardiovascular workout, including punching, kicking, and blocking skills, using the Taekwondo tradition, and self-control. Participants will improve coordination, power of concentration, balance, and both physical and mental discipline. Class: 5101-5 5101-6 5101-7 5101-8 Day: Friday Friday Friday Friday Date: January 6–March 23 January 6–March 23 April 6–June 8 April 6–June 8 Time: 6:20–7:05 p.m. 7:10–8:00 p.m. 6:20–7:10 p.m. 7:10–8:00 p.m. Ages: 8–13 8–13 8–13 8–13 Member: $156 $156 $130 $130 Non-Member $187 $187 $156 $156

Parent/Child Taekwondo
This class provides families with a fun opportunity to spend time together while improving physical and mental conditioning through cardiovascular drills, calisthenics, and traditional Taekwondo techniques including punching, kicking, and blocking. Fee includes instruction for one parent and one child. Class: 5101-9 5102-0 Day: Friday Friday Date: January 6–March 23 April 6–June 8 Time: 7:10–8:00 p.m. 7:10–8:00 p.m. Ages: 7 and up 7 and up Member: Non-Member: $312 $374 $260 $312

Adult Taekwondo
Restricted to high school students and older, this program concentrates on Taekwondo techniques through the study of forms, stances, and the skills of punching, kicking, and blocking. Class: 5102-1 5102-2 Day: Friday Friday Date: January 6–March 23 April 6–June 8 Time: 7:10–8:00 p.m. 7:10–8:00 p.m. Ages: 14 and up 14 and up Member: Non-Member: $156 $187 $130 $156

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S EVEN STA R K UNG - F U
(A DIVISION OF HOOPS4HEALTH)
Master Shi Heng Long is a decorated kung-Fu and Tai-Chi Master. He has taught in many different provinces in China including Bejing, Shanghai, Hebei, Shangdong, and Guangzhou. After coming to the USA in 2007 he’s taught at The Chicago Shaolin Temple, Health Kick Kung-Fu, and Energy Fitness. In 2009 he taught at The Shaolin Temple Overseas Headquarters in New York and O-Mei Shaolin Kung-Fu in Washington DC. He has studied martial arts since the age of eight at the Shaolin Temple in China. You may know Kung-Fu because of Bruce Lee. However, it actually dated back thousands of years before him. It is an ancient Chinese martial art that brings self-defense, confidence, discipline and conditioning to its students. We will teach Northern and Southern styles with Shaolin and animal forms. Kung-Fu training includes stances, stretching, conditioning, meditation/relaxation (Tai-Chi) and forms. All classes are always taught in a safe environment. Students through dedicated training can move up in belt levels. In Kung-Fu students start with no belt and have to earn there first belt which is a white belt. There is a criterion that a student must learn to test for a new belt level. Students go at their own pace in belt progression. Receiving the belt is a great symbol of the learning but most of all it is the personal gain in health, mind, body and spirit which is the ultimate satisfaction. Our professional staff of decorated teachers can’t wait to share their passion and knowledge of Kung-Fu. Have fun and enjoy entering the world of Kung-Fu! New students are required to purchase a uniform which includes pants, shirt, and shoes ($60). Belt Test ($25, one time fee for each belt, unlimited tries per belt). Sign up for spring and summer (20 total sessions) and get a 10% discount. Fee, need uniform Fee, have uniform Dates: Class: Day: Time: Ages: Member: Non-Member: Member: Non-Member: No class: January 9–February 27 5111-2 Monday 4:00–5:00 p.m. 4–6 $285 $342 $245 $294 January 9–February 27 5111-3 Monday 5:00–6:00 p.m. 7–10 $285 $342 $245 $294 January 9–February 27 5111-4 Monday 6:00–7:00 p.m. 11 and up $285 $342 $245 $294 March 5–April 30 5112-4 Monday 4:00–5:00 p.m. 4–6 $285 $342 $245 $294 3/26 March 5–April 30 5112-5 Monday 5:00–6:00 p.m. 7–10 $285 $342 $245 $294 3/26 March 5–April 30 5112-6 Monday 6:00–7:00 p.m. 11 and up $285 $342 $245 $294 3/26

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G R A D ES 1–3 SEE P A GE 29 F O R D ETAI LS

Creating with Clay
Brenda Ewing Let your child’s imagination run wild. Using low fire clay and glazes, children will play the morning away, while creating a variety of projects. Through storytelling, clay projects and their own active imagination, children will learn the joys of art. Materials and clay provided. Dress for mess! January 20–March 16 7605-3 Friday 9:00–9:45 a.m. Ages: 3–5 Member: $207 Non-Member: $252 April 13–June 8 Friday Ages: 3–5 Member: $184 No class: 5/4 7605-4 9:00–9:45 a.m. Non-Member: $224

C E RA M I C S
Multimedia Madness!
Alexis Ortiz Let’s use anything to make everything! First we will make it out of clay, then we will go hunting for things to stick to it, then we’ll paint it, then… the sky’s the limit. This class will strive to connect all the dots and mix and match all the mediums to create eclectic and cool art for ourselves and others. January 9–March 5 7622-3 Monday 3:45–5:00 p.m. Ages: 8–12 Member: $225 Non-Member: $270 March 12–May 21 Monday Ages: 8–12 Member: $225 No class: 3/26, 5/7 7622-4 3:45–5:00 p.m. Non-Member: $270

Advanced Junior Ceramics
Greg Schultz For the maturing maker, this class will focus on developing student ideas to create fulfilled objects from clay. Students will learn hand building techniques such as slab, coil, and pinching as well as throwing on the wheel to form a repertoire of construction techniques useful throughout the artist’s career. Unstructured play and exploration of materials and techniques are highly encouraged. January 5–March 1 7655-3 Thursday 4:00–6:00 p.m. Ages: 11 and up Member: $225 Non-Member: $270 March 8–May 31 7655-4 Thursday 4:00–6:00 p.m. Ages: 11 and up Member: $250 Non-Member: $300 No class: 3/29, 5/3, 5/10

Planes, Trains, Cars and Spaceships
Greg Schultz Want to make your own toys and models? Love fire trucks and race cars? Combine them to make a racing fire truck! Like Star Wars and want your own land speeder for your action figures? We’ll make them in this class and then you will take them home to play with! Bring your imagination. January 10–March 6 7693-1 Tuesday 4:00–5:00 p.m. Ages: 5–8 Member: $225 Non-Member: $270 March 13–May 22 Tuesday Ages: 5–8 Member: $225 No class: 3/27, 5/8 7693-2 4:00–5:00 p.m. Non-Member: $270

Down and Dirty
Alexis Ortiz You need to reconnect with the earth and what better way than by playing with dirt, or clay. Let’s get together and make beautifully weird things to keep and give away. Independent projects are highly encouraged and so is music! January 8–March 4 7687-3 Sunday 1:00–3:30 p.m. Ages: 8–12 Member: $225 Non-Member: $270 March 11–June 3 7687-4 Sunday 1:00–3:30 p.m. Ages: 8–12 Member: $225 Non-Member: $270 No class: 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 5/6

Kid’s Wheel
Alexis Ortiz Even small hands can create beautiful and practical things. Let’s have fun while we make the perfect cereal bowl and the best mug from outer space! January 4–February 29 7611-3 Wednesday 3:45–5:15 p.m. Ages: 8 and up Member: $225 Non-Member: $270 March 14–May 30 Wednesday Ages: 8 and up Member: $250 No class: 3/28, 5/9 7611-4 3:45–5:15 p.m. Non-Member: $300

Teen Wheel
Alexis Ortiz You are never too old or too cool to get dirty! Join the fun as we create art, listen to music, and get creative. No experience necessary! January 4–February 29 7633-0 Wednesday 6:00–8:30 p.m. Ages: 13–17 Member: $270 Non-Member: $324 March 14–May 30 Wednesday Ages: 13–17 Member: $300 No class: 3/28, 5/9 7633-1 6:00–8:30 p.m. Non-Member: $360

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A DUL T CERA MI C S
Wheel & Hand Building
Alexis Ortiz This class will be an introduction to the potter’s wheel combined with exciting hand built projects. Whether by hand or wheel, students will explore the creation of bowls, plates, boxes and more. Be prepared to combine the two techniques. Please bring an old towel. Materials and clay provided. January 9–March 5 7670-3 Monday 6:00–8:30 p.m. Adult Member: $270 Non-Member: $324 March 12–May 21 Monday Adult Member: $270 No class: 3/26, 5/7 7670-4 6:00–8:30 p.m. Non-Member: $324

Ceramics - All Levels
Gabriella Verbovszky From a lump of clay to finished vessel, all the steps of centering, shaping, trimming, decorating and glazing are covered during the semester. All adults are welcome from complete novice through more experienced. Beginners concentrate on making, decorating and glazing basic forms both functional or non-functional. Students with previous experience may advance at their own pace, learning more complex forms and glazing techniques. January 4–February 29 7645-3 Wednesday 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Adult Member: $270 Non-Member: $324 March 14–May 30 7645-4 Wednesday 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Adult Member: $300 Non-Member: $360 No class: 3/28, 5/9

Beginning Pottery
Alexis Ortiz We all have to start somewhere! This class will cover the basics from A to Z. By the end of the session, learn to create your own mug, plate, bowl and cups. January 8–March 4 7639-5 Sunday 4:00–6:15 p.m. Adult Member: $270 Non-Member: $324 March 11–June 3 7639-6 Sunday 4:00–6:15 p.m. Adult Member: $270 Non-Member: $324 No class: 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 5/6

Wheelthrowing for Beginners
Greg Schultz Remember that scene in Ghost? Almost everybody does. What makes playing in mud so memorable? Come find out! For first-timers and those who have not thrown since college or high school, this class is like training wheels for your hands. You will learn how to make cups, bowls plates and in the second session, teapots. We will use stoneware and the best Shimpo wheels and all our work will be dishwasher, microwave and food safe. Tools and clay are provided. Please bring an apron and an old towel to keep yourself clean. January 5–March 1 7660-3 Thursday 7:00–10:00 p.m. Adult Member: $270 Non-Member: $324 March 8–May 31 7660-4 Thursday 7:00–10:00 p.m. Adult Member: $300 Non-Member: $360 No class: 3/29, 5/3, 5/10

Set the Table, Please!
Gabriella Verbovszky Designed for all levels, this class is perfect for all who either work on the wheel or prefer to handbuild. Make delicate pieces, big beautiful vases, bowls, plates, cups and saucers. If you have been thinking about making dinner settings for awhile, then this is the class for you. Learn to experiment with new forms and methods of processing the clay to make something for your home. January 4–February 29 7600-1 Wednesday 1:00–2:30 p.m. Adult Member: $270 Non-Member: $324 March 14–May 30 Wednesday Adult Member: $270 No class: 3/28, 5/9 7600-2 1:00–2:30 p.m. Non-Member: $324

Afternoon Handbuilding for the Home
Greg Schultz Handbuilding is a low-key and low-impact approach to making functional pottery. We will use hump and slump molds, cardboard tubes and improvised forms to quickly create unique plates, cups and more. Depending on your designs, you will create with tan stoneware for glazes or low fire white for detailed painting. Bring an apron and some images of favorite objects and let’s have fun! January 10–March 6 7686-1 Tuesday 1:00–3:30 p.m. Adult Member: $270 Non-Member: $324 March 13–May 22 Tuesday Adult Member: $270 No class: 3/27, 5/8 7686-2 1:00–3:30 p.m. Non-Member: $324

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Menorah/Christmas Ornament Workshop
December 3–December 10 Saturday 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Ages: 5 and up Fee: $30

In this two day workshop, children will have the opportunity to create their very own Menorah or Christmas ornament. What a great way for your family to create an heirloom that can be passed down to future generations!

Meet Our CERAMICS Instructors
Brenda Lee Ewing has returned to Winnetka Community House. With almost two decades of teaching ceramics throughout the North Shore, her inspirational instruction to children and adults has been enjoyed by thousands. Her whimsical earthenware sculptures are inspired by the curiosity and energy her students surround her with. Brenda Lee’s artwork is displayed in many homes across the country. She is especially adept at communicating that talent to those who would like to create with clay. She encourages her students to rediscover their abilities in her classroom filled with intrigue, excitement, and fun. Alexis Ortiz- received his BFA in 2001 and then spent four years in Guatemala and southern Mexico working with Save the Children and Nueva Alianza, both NGO’s focused on community responsibility and educational integrity. Upon his return to Chicago he began freelancing with Redmoon Theatre Co. and teaching with Lillstreet Art Center and their outreach program; ArtReach, where, over the next five years steadily rose to become their Lead Teaching Artist, Assistant Director and even served as Executive Director for the last two. Now re-focusing his talents and abilities on partnerships and actual art making, both in the classroom and as an independent artist, Alexis joins our team of Teaching Artists and looks forward to getting his hands dirty, again. Greg Schultz received his BFA from Washington University in St. Louis in 1990. He has studied at the graduate level at SAIC. Greg has been studying ceramics at Lillstreet Art Center since 2002 and has also been a studio member there since 2009. Currently, he sells his work online and at his own studio, Schultz Studio Arts. Gabriella Verbovszky holds a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art and MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Gabriella is currently studying nutrition at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (NYC). She is a KUSHI Institute Certified Macrobiotic Instructor who has focused attention on the dietary needs of both woman and children after her mother became ill. Prior to the change in diet, Gabriella was a sommelier and received her training in Europe acquiring the highest form of certification including WSET-Wine and Spirit Education’s Advisor of Wine Certificate.

B U ILD TH E PER F E C T B I RTH D A Y PA R T Y !
Create your own personalized treasure! Instructors will assist in assembly and demonstrate decorating techniques. Our parties will make your child's birthday an event they'll never forget! Winnetka Community House makes birthday parties easy! Our party coordinator can help you plan your party and select entertainment and activities. We also partner with popular vendors to help you save on food for your WCH party. To see all our parties visit winnetkacommunityhouse.org/birthdays
or call our birthday party hotline at 847-446-3207

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BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Jump for joy! The Starwalk is a 20’ x 20’ air-inflated balloon bounce. Experience the fun of a carnival at your party complete with scooters, balls, and hula-hoops. No instructor or entertainer is provided. Ages: 3 and up $295 for 20 guest. $5 for each additional child.

Thrill your party guests with animals such as a Siberian chipmunk, snake, chinchilla, gecko, hedgehog, and more. Children learn about each animal in this informative and fun hands-on party. Ages: 5 and up $295 for 20 guests. $5 for each additional child.
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If your child loves sports, this is the party for him or her! A trained instructor will lead the children in sporting activities such as basketball, dodge ball, floor hockey, and more. They’re sure to work up an appetite for that birthday cake! Ages: 6 and up $295 for 20 guests. $5 for each additional child.

GET INFORMATION ON ALL OF OUR PARTIES AT WINNETKACOMMUNITYHOUSE.ORG/BIRTHDAYS
Let your child’s imagination run wild! This journey is filled with imagination, movement, music theatre, dance, games, and costumes. Theme: Princess/ Cinderella, Barbie, Wizard of Oz, Pirate/Peter Pan Ages: 3–6 $295 for 20 guests. $5 for each additional child.

PARTY PACKAGES INCLUDE
• 90 minutes of party time which includes 45 minutes of entertainment or instruction. • Party room setup (tables and chairs) and cleanup. Call 847-446-3207 for bookings. Due to the increased popularity of this program, we strongly suggest that parties be booked at least three weeks in advance! Cancellation within 5 days of party will result in forfeiture of fee.

CHECK OUT OUR NEWEST PARTY! HIP- HOP DANCE PARTY
This party celebrates another birthday with the energy of Hip-Hop inspired dance. Everyone will be ready to burn up the dance floor while playing dance games and performing a special choreographed dance for the birthday child. Ages: 7–13 $295 for 20 guests. $5 for each additional child.

MA G I C

Abracadabra! Children enjoy an amazing display of magical tricks at this exciting party. Our professional magicians gear their magic to children of all ages. Ages: 4 and up $295 for 20 guests. $5 for each additional child.

OTHER PARTIES:
BASKETBALL

This party includes everything kids love in one party! The fun starts with a magic show and ends with a high-energy dance party including group dances and prizes. Ages: 5–12 $295 for 20 guests. $5 for each additional child.

CERAMICS CLOWNS HULA PARTY MARTIAL ARTS PEE WEE SPORTS

A wide variety of hands-on experiments, spectacular demonstrations, and chemical magic will be displayed. Each child will also make a fun take-home project. All activities have been designed and thoroughly tested to be safe and mess free. Ages 4–5 | $300 for up to 12 guests. $325 for 13 to 20 guests. Ages 6 and up | $300 for up to 12 guests. $325 for 13 to 20 guests. $350 for 21 to 30 guests.

PUPPETS, STORIES, SONGS, AND MORE! SAND ART STORY-ACTING TODDLER SING-A-LONG WACKY RELAYS AND OTHER GOOFY GAMES YOGA BASH

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DANCE

Fantasy Dance
Meghann Mueller Classes incorporate ballet, basic French terminology, creative movement and motor skill development. Students become more confident with their personal and daily social skills. Each week focuses on a theme and concludes with dress-up. Boys are encouraged to attend. The session culminates with a mini recital on the last class. Class: 6410-1 6410-2 6410-4 6410-5 6410-6 6410-7 6411-1 6411-2 6411-4 6411-5 6411-6 6411-7 Dates: January 9–March 19 January 9–March 19 January 12–March 22 January 12–March 22 January 13–March 23 January 13–March 23 April 9–May 21 April 9–May 21 April 12–May 31 April 12–May 31 April 13–June 1 April 13–June 1 Day: Monday Monday Thursday Thursday Friday Friday Monday Monday Thursday Thursday Friday Friday Time: 9:45–10:30 a.m. 1:45–2:30 p.m. 9:45–10:30 a.m. 12:45–1:30 p.m. 9:00–9:45 a.m. 9:45–10:30 a.m. 9:45–10:30 a.m. 1:45–2:30 p.m. 9:45–10:30 a.m. 12:45–1:30 p.m. 9:00–9:45 a.m. 9:45–10:30 a.m. Ages: 3–4 3–4 3–4 3–4 3–4 2.5–3 3–4 3–4 3–4 3–4 3–4 2.5–3 Member: $242 $242 $242 $242 $242 $242 $132 $132 $154 $154 $176 $176 Non-Member: $275 $275 $275 $275 $275 $275 $150 $150 $175 $175 $200 $200 No class:

5/7 5/7 5/10 5/10

Tiny Tot Ballet
This class is the next level after Fantasy Dance. Classes are more focused on ballet and basic French terminology but still include creative movement and motor skill development. Some Fantasy Dance activities are incorporated throughout the session. Class: Dates: Day: Time: Ages: Member: Non-Member: Instructor: No class: 6420-1 January 9–May 14 Monday 12:30–1:30 p.m. 4–5 $409 $460 Britt 3/26, 5/7 6420-2 January 10–May 15 Tuesday 9:45–10:45 a.m. 4–5 $392 $440 Mueller 3/27, 5/8, 4/13 6420-3 January 10–May 15 Tuesday 12:45–1:45 p.m. 4–5 $409 $460 Britt 3/27, 5/8 6420-5 January 13–May 18 Friday 10:30–11:15 a.m. 4–5 $315 $358 Mueller 3/30, 4/6 Page 40 Dance Winter Spring 2011–2012

Meet our dance instructors

Gwendolyn Britt has been teaching dance at Winnetka Community House since 1994. She is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Music with a concentration in Ballet and Music. Gwendolyn danced professionally in Ruth Page’s Chicago Production of The Nutcracker, for the Lynda Martha Dance Company and with Concert Dance Company of Boston. In Boston she was Associate Director of the Lexington School of Ballet and she is a certified Cecchetti Council of America teacher. Theresa Evans has been dancing since she was four. She has studied ballet, tap, jazz, modern, hip-hop, ballroom, t’ai chi, yoga, and Pilates. She danced competitively with Bourn Dancers all over the east coast and was the team captain of the Lake Varsity Competition Dance Team. She had the opportunity to intern as the assistant stage manager for the touring company of Dance Academy South. In the summer of 2007 she became a certified Chair Yoga instructor through the Yoga Center in Canton, Ohio. Afterwards her studies began at the University of Akron. The programs of study she auditioned/applied and were approved for were dance, business administration and a certificate in American Sign Language studies. While attending college, Theresa taught hip-hop, jazz, and stretch/conditioning at a nearby studio. Patty Marsden has over 25 years of teaching experience. She is a certified dance instructor through the Chicago National Association of Dance Masters and the American Academy of Ballet. As a professional representative for the National Dance Week Organization, she is committed to encourage the growth and development of Dance in America. Patty has functioned as Artistic Director for several suburban dance programs, and as Director and choreographer for Impulse Dance Ensemble. She was the dance director at St. Viator High School and taught Master classes for several other high schools. Patty has taught at several private studios and park districts in the Northwest suburbs and on the North Shore. Meghann Mueller received both a BFA in Dance and a BA in History from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. She began her early dance training at the Evanston School of Ballet under Kerry Hubata and Laura Wade. During summers, Meghann studied at the Joffrey Ballet and on scholarship at the Milwaukee Ballet. While at TCU, she had the opportunity to perform works by TCU faculty members, as well as several guest artists including Elizabeth Johnson, Dana Nicolay and TCU Choreographer in Residence Fernando Bujones. In the spring of 2006 Meghann’s work, Narrow Anguish, was performed at the American College Dance Festival in the adjudicated concert. In 2007 Meghann formed Project606 Dance with former classmate Maureen Caspers. The company has performed throughout Chicago including at the revered Hamlin Park Fieldhouse and at the Atheneum Theater as a part of Dance Chicago. E. Marc Nevins is Winnetka native and currently serves as Artistic Director of Ballet Entre Nous, a company he founded in 1985. He has choreographed and staged over 100 works for the company including an annual production of The Nutcracker! at Winnetka Community House. His work has been seen all over Chicago. has appeared with such companies as American Ballet Theatre, the Joffrey Ballet, Ballet West and locally, Evanston Concert Ballet, Oak Park Ballet, Masi Ballet Chicago and Lake Shore Dance Theatre. Mr. Nevins has taught ballet extensively throughout the Chicagoland area for nearly 30 years and has been teaching at Winnetka Community House since 1987.

Annual Recital Rehearsal

Main Recital (1st grade and up) Includes all classes but Fantasy Dance,Tiny Tot Ballet, Pre-Ballet, Tiny Tap and Intro to Tap Saturday, May 19, 2011 1:00–3:30 p.m. Mini Recital (Preschool-Kindergarten) Fantasy Dance, Tiny Tot Ballet, Pre-Ballet, Tiny Tap and Intro to Tap rehearsal will take place on the last day of class. Saturday, May 19, 2012 10:00 a.m. *Please be advised that recital costume cost is included in the tuition fee. Everyone who registers receives a costume regardless of performing in the recital. This fee is nonrefundable.

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Pre-Ballet
This class serves as a stepping stone into the beautiful art form of classical ballet. It includes barre exercises, center work and stretching, but also includes creative movement with princess wands, bean bags, and scarves. Students learn classical ballet positions of the feet and arms, basic ballet steps and French terminology. Class: Dates: Day: Time: Ages: Member: Non-Member: Instructor: No class: 6430-0 January 9–May 14 Monday 1:30–2:30 p.m. 5–6 $436 $490 Britt 3/26 6430-1 January 9–May 14 Monday 4:00–5:00 p.m. 5–6 $436 $490 Evans 3/26 6430-2 January 10–May 15 Tuesday 10:30–11:30 a.m. 5–6 $414 $465 Britt 3/27, 5/8 6430-3 January 11–May 16 Wednesday 4:00–5:00 p.m. 5–6 $436 $490 Britt 3/28 6430-7 January 12–May 17 Thursday 10:30–11:30 a.m. 5–6 $392 $440 Mueller 3/29,4/5,5/10

Ballet 1
This is an introductory classical ballet class. Students will learn the positions of the body, arms, and feet, barre exercises and simple ballet steps. Pre-Ballet experience is helpful. Class: Dates: Day: Time: Ages: Member: Non-Member: Instructor: No class: 6430-4 January 10–May 15 Tuesday 4:00–5:00 p.m. 6 and up $471 $525 Nevins 3/27 6430-5 January 11–May 16 Wednesday 5:00–6:00 p.m. 6 and up $471 $525 Britt 3/28 6430-6 January 14–May 12 Saturday 9:00–10:00 a.m. 6 and up $449 $500 Britt 3/31

Ballet 2
Students will experience a true ballet class with barre work, center floor and combinations. Class will emphasize the importance of correct dance posture and turn out of the legs. At least one year of Ballet 1 and a strong knowledge of ballet basics is required. Class: Dates: Day: Time: Ages: Member: Non-Member: Instructor: No class: 6440-0 January 9–May 14 Monday 4:00–5:00 p.m. 7–12 $471 $525 Marsden 3/26 6440-1 January 10–May 15 Tuesday 5:00–6:00 p.m. 7–12 $471 $525 Nevins 3/27 6440-2 January 14–May 12 Saturday 10:00–11:00 a.m. 7–12 $449 $500 Britt 3/31

Ballet 3
Students will learn more advanced barre and center work. Students will build on their dance foundation and will be introduced to multiple turns and beatings during jumps. Dancers need to have at least three years of solid ballet training to attend. Class: Dates: Day: Time: Ages: Member: Non-Member: Instructor: No class: 6440-3 January 9–May 14 Monday 5:00–6:00 p.m. 8 and up $471 $525 Marsden 3/26 6440-4 January 10–May 15 Tuesday 6:00–7:00 p.m. 8 and up $471 $525 Nevins 3/27

Ballet 4/Pre-Pointe
An intermediate to advanced ballet class for students with at least 4 years of ballet training. Participation in more than one ballet class is strongly recommended, especially for students who are on pointe. Class: Dates: Day: Time: Ages: Member: Non-Member: Instructor: No class: 6440-5 January 9–May 14 Monday 6:00–7:15 p.m. 10 and up $561 $633 Marsden 3/26

Ballet 5
An intermediate to advanced ballet class for students with at least 5 years of ballet training. Participation in more than one ballet class is strongly recommended, especially for students who are on pointe. Class: Dates: Day: Time: Ages: Member: Non-Member: Instructor: No class: 6440-6 January 12–May 17 Thursday 6:30–7:30 p.m. 12 and up $471 $525 Marsden 3/29

Pointe Ballet
This class is offered for students taking Ballet 5 only. This class is for the more advanced student. Dancers must have previously been on pointe or have instructors permission to attend. Class: Dates: Day: Time: Ages: Member: Non-Member: Instructor: No class: 6440-7 January 12–May 17 Thursday 7:30–8:00 p.m. 12 and up $248 $284 Marsden 3/29

Beginning Teen Ballet
It is never too late to start learning the beautiful art of dance. This is a traditional ballet class for the older child with emphasis put on grace, coordination, strength and flexibility. No previous experience is needed. Class: Dates: Day: Time: Ages: Member: Non-Member: Instructor: No class: 6440-8 January 11–May 16 Wednesday 6:00–7:00 p.m. 13 and up $471 $525 Britt 3/28 Page 42 Dance Winter Spring 2011–2012

Tiny Tappers
Our tap class for preschoolers will combine learning basic tap steps with creative movement. Class: Dates: Day: Time: Ages: Member: Non-Member: Instructor: No class: 6450-0 January 11–May 16 Wednesday 4:00–4:30 p.m. 4–5 $227 $261 Mueller 3/28, 4/4 6450-1 January 13–May 18 Friday 11:15–11:45 a.m. 4–5 $227 $261 Mueller 3/30, 4/6

Intro to Tap
This is for Kindergartners and first graders and will teach students the basic tap steps in a fun and nurturing environment. Class: Dates: Day: Time: Ages: Member: Non-Member: Instructor: No class: 6450-2 January 11–May 16 Wednesday 4:30–5:15 p.m. 5–6 $312 $363 Mueller 3/28, 4/4

Tap 1
This class is for the beginning student with little or no previous tap experience. Class: Dates: Day: Time: Ages: Member: 6450-3 January 11–May 16 Wednesday 5:15–6:00 p.m. 6–8 $312 Non-Member: Instructor: No class: $363 Mueller 3/28, 4/4

Tap 2
This class is for the student with one to two years of previous tap experience. Class: Dates: Day: Time: Ages: 6450-4 January 12–May 17 Thursday 4:00–4:45 p.m. 7 and up Member: $328 Non-Member: Instructor: No class: $382 Marsden 3/29

Tap 3
This class is for the Intermediate dancer with three to four years of tap dance. Dancers enrolling in Tap 3 should know the basic tap steps, rhythms and time steps. Class: 6450-5 Dates: January 12–May 17 Day: Thursday Time: 4:45–5:30 p.m. Ages: 8 and up Member: $328 Non-Member: Instructor: No class: $382 Marsden 3/29

Tap 4
This class is for the intermediate dancer with three to four years of tap dance. Dancers enrolling in Tap 4 should know the basic steps, rhythms and time steps. Class: Dates: Day: Time: Ages: Member: Non-Member: Instructor: No class: 6450-6 January 11–May 16 Wednesday 6:00–6:45 p.m. 10 and up $328 $382 Marsden 3/28

Tap 5
This class is for the advanced tap dancer who has four to six years of tap dance. We will work on various time steps, pullbacks, wings and advanced combinations. Class: Dates: Day: Time: Ages: Member: Non-Member: Instructor: No class: 6450-7 January 11–May 16 Wednesday 7:45–8:30 a.m. 12 and up $328 $382 Marsden 3/28 Winter Spring 2011–2012 Dance Page 43

Jazz 1
This class is for the beginning student with no prior jazz dance experience. Class: Dates: Day: Time: Ages: 6460-0 January 9–May 14 Monday 5:00–6:00 p.m. 6 and up Member: $471 Non-Member: Instructor: No class: $525 Evans 3/26

Jazz 2
This class is for the advanced beginner who has one to two years of jazz and/or ballet experience. Class: Dates: Day: Time: Ages: Member: Non-Member: Instructor: No class: 6460-1 January 11–May 16 Wednesday 4:00–5:00 p.m. 7 and up $471 $525 Marsden 3/28

Jazz 3
This class is for students with two to three years of jazz experience. Class: Dates: Day: Time: Ages: 6460-2 January 11–May 16 Wednesday 5:00–6:00 p.m. 8 and up Member: $471 Non-Member: Instructor: No class: $525 Marsden 3/28

Jazz 4
This class is the intermediate student age and will focus on flexibility, leaps, jumps and turns. Weekly combinations in various jazz and hip-hop styles will also be taught. Class: Dates: Day: Time: Ages: Member: Non-Member: Instructor: No class: 6460-3 January 12–May 17 Thursday 5:30–6:30 p.m. 10 and up $471 $525 Marsden 3/29

Jazz 5
This class is the intermediate student and will focus on flexibility, leaps, jumps and turns. Weekly combinations in various jazz and hiphop styles will also be taught. Class: Dates: Day: Time: Ages: Member: Non-Member: Instructor: No class: 6460-4 January 9–May 14 Monday 7:15–8:15 p.m. 12 and up $471 $525 Marsden 3/26

Lyrical Dance 1/2
Students must have prior ballet and/or jazz experience to register for this class. This class is a fusion of ballet, jazz and modern technique and will challenge the dancers to use motion to interpret music and express emotion. Class: Dates: Day: Time: Ages: Member: Non-Member: Instructor: No class: 6470-0 January 9–May 14 Monday 7:00–8:00 p.m. 10 and up $471 $525 Evans 3/26

Lyrical Dance 3
Students must have prior ballet and/or jazz experience to register for this class. This class is a fusion of ballet, jazz and modern technique and will challenge the dancers to use motion to interpret music and express emotion. Class: Dates: Day: Time: Ages: Member: Non-Member: Instructor: No class: 6470-1 January 11–May 16 Wednesday 6:45–7:45 p.m. 14 and up $471 $525 Marsden 3/28

Hip Hop
Urban street dance mixed with popular music. This class is open to all levels. Class: Dates: Day: Time: Ages: 6470-2 January 9–May 14 Monday 6:00–7:00 p.m. 9 and up Member: $471 Non-Member: Instructor: No class: $525 Evans 3/26

Required Dance Attire
Fantasy Dance and Tiny Tot Ballet: Leotard, tights, ballet slippers or bare feet Ballet: Leotard, pink tights and ballet slippers Jazz: Leotard and jazz shoes Tap: Leotard and tap shoes Hip Hop: Comfortable clothes and jazz shoes. Please be advised that proper attire is required for all classes. Cost of the attire is not included in tuition. Page 44 Dance Winter Spring 2011–2012 Any child arriving to class later than 10 minutes will not be admitted. This is due to the safety of the child’s body. In order to prepare their body for the class, the child must participate in the warm-up held at the beginning of the class. If the child misses the warm-up, the possibility of injury is very high. Please note: You may only attend the day/time you are registered for. Makeup classes are not allowed.

A DULT DANC E

Adult Ballet
B allet and exercise in a nurturing environment. This class is for students who have had some ballet experience. Classes will include positions of the arms, legs and body at the barre and in the center. Basic steps will be taught and put together for combinations. January 10–March 20 6440-9 Tuesday 9:30–10:30 a.m. Adult Member: $209 Non-Member: $242 April 3–May 15 Tuesday Adult Member: $114 No class: 5/08 6441-0 9:30–10:30 a.m. Non-Member: $132

Latin Rhythm Dance
Elise Foss In this class you will workout to different Latin rhythms including Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cumbia and Samba. Besides burning lots of calories, you will tone your mid-section and learn steps that you can take to the dance floor. No dance experience is necessary. January 9–March 19 5110-1 Monday 10:00–11:00 a.m. Adult Member: $209 Non-Member: $251 April 9–June 4 Monday Adult Member: $133 No class: 5/7, 5/28 5110-2 10:00–11:00 a.m. Non-Member: $160

Latin & Barre
Elise Foss In this class you will workout to Latin rhythms, including Salsa, Merengue and Samba. You will tone your mid-section while strengthening and stretching at the barre in order to help you elongate. No dance experience necessary. January 11–March 21 5110-3 Wednesday 10:00–11:00 a.m. Adult Member: $209 Non-Member: $251 April 11–June 6 Wednesday Adult Member: $152 No class: 5/9 5110-4 10:00–11:00 a.m. Non-Member: $182

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SPECI ALTY F I T N E S S
Focus on Stability: Balance Training
Chris Treiber More than one third of adults, aged sixtyfive and older, injure themselves by falling each year. Those who fall once are two to three times more likely to fall again. But balance is a learned skill, and falls can be actively prevented. This class will teach you what exercises work best to maintain stability by strengthening your body’s natural fall prevention systems. What is the number one reason for falls? Come join Chris to find out! January 10–February 16 5103-3 Tuesday, Thursday 8:15–9:00 a.m. Adult Member: $192 Non-Member: $192

Yogercize
Lynn Rosenfeld This yoga-style exercise class is for men and women to stretch out, relax, unwind from tensions, improve muscle tone and strengthen and maximize joint flexibility. It is perfect for those who are seeking a noncompetitive, aesthetically pleasing way to improve fitness. It’s ideal as a complement to weight-training and aerobic exercise. Try a class to see the smooth gradual flow from floor exercises and dance stretches through traditional yoga postures, controlled breathing and relaxation. Join the class at any time for a prorated fee. Attend one or two times a week. January 5–June 7 Monday and Thursday 8:45–9:45 a.m. Adult No class: 2/2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 3/1, 5/3, 7, 10, 28 One day per week Member: $238 5100-3 Non-Member: $286

Meet Our fitness Instructors
Elise Foss was born in Brazil and raised in Venezuela. She has been teaching group exercise classes for 25 years nationally and internationally. She is trained in jazz, modern dance, Latin dance and belly dance. She has two Latin rhythm exercise videos that have been sold all over the world. She has been a guest for Fox News and WGN among other TV shows and has been featured in Cooking Light magazine, Bridal magazine, Latina and many more. Elise has a graduate certificate through Columbia College as a Movement Analyst. Lynn Rosenfeld has a background in recreation and dance and has taught for 25 years at Winnetka Community House. Nicole S. Betts has been studying Pilates since 1996 and was certified in New York City through Romana’s Pilates in 2004. The mission of Romana’s Pilates is to keep the integrity of the original Pilates method as Joseph intended. Nicole has studied with master teachers Romana Kryzanowska (Joseph Pilate protégé) Sari Mejia Santo, and Chicago’s own Juanita Lopez. Nicole received a BFA in dance from Barat College’s Conservatory of Dance and has gone on to perform with Cerqua Rivera Dance Theater, Chicago Opera Theater, apprenticed with River North Dance Company, and toured Europe with LaTour Productions. Currently, Nicole enjoys teaching at Hubbard Street Dance Center and Winnetka Community House. Chris Treiber has been with the Community House Fitness Centre since 1996. A life-long athlete, Chris combines his knowledge of sports and fitness instruction with his personal training experience. He is certified through the American Council of Exercise, a respected international organization that has been certifying personal fitness trainers since 1985. He is committed to pursuing continuing education courses, ensuring a current knowledge base in the ever-changing field of fitness.

Beginner Pilates/ Continuing Pilates
Nicole Betts The Pilates method is a classic method of physical and mental conditioning created over 80 years ago by legendary physical trainer Joseph Pilates. Through exercises that focus on the application of six principles—control, centering, concentration, precision, breath, and flow—we teach you about the mechanics of movement, allowing you to develop and maintain a healthy and graceful body. Beginner January 9–June 6 5110-7 Monday, Wednesday 9:45–10:30 a.m. Ages: 14 and up Member: $819 Non-Member: $983 No class: 3/26, 28, 5/7, 9, 28 Continuing January 9–June 6 5110-8 Monday, Wednesday 9:00–9:45 a.m. Ages: 14 and up Member: $819 Non-Member: $983 No class: 3/26, 28, 5/7, 9, 28

Two days per week 5100-4 Member: $476 Non-Member: $571

Meditative Pilates
Elise Foss This is an effective and soothing workout including core strengthening, stretching and relaxation. You will tone your mid-section and come out of the class feeling renewed and taller. January 9–March 19 5110-5 Monday 11:00–11:45 a.m. Adult Member: $165 Non-Member: $198 April 9–June 4 Monday Adult Member: $105 No class: 5/7, 5/28 5110-6 11:00–11:45 a.m. Non-Member: $126

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G R OU P X

Winnetka Community House Group X
Join us at the Community House as we enter into the wonderful world of group fitness. Enjoy the same variety of classes with the same instructors you know and love. Don’t make exercise a chore. Spice it up! Group Fitness offers a variety of formats to keep you motivated and feeling healthy! Our Group Fitness programs offer a wide variety of structured fitness activities to meet your personal goals. Our instructors are prepared to inspire and motivate you to change and/or continue healthy fitness-related behaviors. Class descriptions listed may be offered at different times throughout the year. Class times differ throughout the year. Check the group fitness schedule for availability, changes and current sessions. All Group X plans are open to both members and non-members ages 14 years and older. Plans are available in punch card denominations of 5, 10, 20, 30 or unlimited for the year (of course walk-ins are always welcome). Plans expire one year from date of purchase. Plans may not be transferred or shared. No refunds. Purchase your plan at the WCH Fitness Centre Desk. The current schedule is always available at winnetkacommunityhouse.org/groupx If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 847-446-1994 or wchgroupx@yahoo.com.

Fitness Centre members* save 50% on all Group X programs!
Group X–Plans 5 Class Punch-Card 10 Class Punch-Card 20 Class Punch-Card 30 Class Punch-Card Unlimited Year Walk-In $95 $165 $255 $335 $1,200 $20 Fitness Centre Members* 5 Class Punch-Card $47.50 10 Class Punch-Card $82.50 20 Class Punch-Card $127.50 30 Class Punch-Card $167.50 Unlimited Year $600 Walk-In $10
*Annual members only.

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Winnetka Community House
Winnetka Community House Fitness Centre offers the highest quality of fitness programs on the North Shore. Our facility features exercise equipment to meet all of your fitness needs. Adjacent to the gymnasium, this air conditioned facility is complete with locker, shower, and steam rooms for men and women. Our professional staff, in conjunction with our full-service facility, will help you achieve your optimal level of fitness.

FITNESS CENTRE

Personalized Orientation
•Registration by appointment only Free (Members only)

Orientation is an opportunity for you to learn how to use the equipment properly and effectively. A fitness instructor will guide you in the operation of the equipment and provide information about a personalized fitness program.

Personal Training

Do you need some motivation to exercise? Do you need someone to assist you in reaching your fitness goals? If so, a personal trainer is the answer. The Fitness Centre offers a one-on-one training program designed to meet your personal fitness goals. Your personal trainer will tailor your workouts so they are both effective and enjoyable. To begin your fitness program, just call 446-1994. •Registration by appointment only •Fees: inquire at front desk
Dolores Ohlwein has many years of personal training experience and has been with the Community House Fitness Centre since 1991. She is certified through the International Association of Fitness Professionals with emphasis in exercise and aging and programming for clients with special medical concerns. Dolores enjoys designing body sculpting programs tailored to meet your fitness goals. Chris Treiber has been with the Community House Fitness Centre since 1996. A life-long athlete, Chris combines his knowledge of sports and fitness instruction with his personal training experience. He is certified through the American Council of Exercise, a respected international organization that has been certifying personal fitness trainers since 1985. He is committed to pursuing continuing education courses, ensuring a current knowledge base in the ever-changing field of fitness. Beth Busch joined the Community House Fitness Centre staff in 2006. She is certified through American Council on Exercise and is a former marathon runner and former triathlete. Beth wants to help you create a fitness program that will allow you to reach your goals both inside and outside of the Fitness Centre. Bob Davis has been certified through the International Sports Science Association and has teamed up with NY Strength President Dr. Jack Barnathan at their seminars to educate personal trainers. Endorsed by eight time Mr. Olympia Ronnie Coleman and Mr. Olympia legend Tom Platz, Bob is passionate in training at all levels. He challenges elite athletes and gives a helpful boost to senior citizens.

Membership Plans
Basic Fitness Centre Membership:
Includes • Use of the Fitness Centre, Locker Rooms, and Gymnasium (during open gym times).

Membership Plus:

We have created a special membership plan to give Fitness Centre members everything the Fitness Centre offers and all of the benefits of the Community House Member program at one special cost.

Benefits

Community House Members receive benefits on programs for their whole household! • Save up to 20% on registration fees • Can register a full week early for WCH Programs • Get special benefits on programs, events and more throughout the year!

NEW!
Fitness Centre Members* save 50% on Group X! See page 47 for details!
*Annual members only

Body Composition Analysis
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A computerized body composition analysis will indicate your percentage of body fat, lean body mass, and the amount of water contained in your body. The test also includes caloric intake and exercise recommendations.

Facility Includes
Treadmills StairMasters/StepMills LifeCycles Cybex Arc Trainers LifeFitness Cross-Trainers Precor EFX Elliptical Trainers Helix Lateral Trainers Schwinn Spinning Bikes Concept II Rowing Machines Cybex Strength Training Equipment Free Weight Equipment

Hours of Operation
Monday–Friday Saturday Sunday 5:30 a.m.–9:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Gymnasium Locker Rooms with Steam Rooms

Membership Fees
Membership Type: Adult Rate:
12 Months (First Adult) (Each additional family member) 6 Months $595 $495 $370 $670 $570 $420

Basic

Plus

Free to be Kids Childcare

Senior Citizen Rate:
(age 65 or older) 12 Months 6 Months $420 $260 $495 $310

Fitness Centre members only
Free To Be Kids Childcare provides a safe, comfortable environment for children while Fitness Centre members attend the facility or classes at Winnetka Community House.

Youth Rate:
(Age 14–17) 12 Months 6 Months $420 $260 $70 $15 $495 $310

Hours
Monday-Wednesday Thursday and Friday Saturday 8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. 8:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Ages Accepted
8 weeks and up

One Month Trial Membership Daily Fee

Time Limit
1 1/2 hours per visit

Fee

(847)446-1994

$5.00/child per visit (Punch cards available - $95/20 visits)

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DOG OBEDIENCE
Creative Paws, Inc. was founded in 2001 by Ashlee Trotter, BS, CPDT, and provides group classes and private lessons for dog obedience training and behavior problems. Ashlee uses positive reinforcement training methods to improve the relationship between dog and handler by providing an effective means of communication and understanding. If you would like more information or you are unsure about which class you should take, please contact Ashlee at 847-2125067 or visit www.creativepaws.com. Puppy Class is designed to provide a positive environment for socialization of puppies to a wide variety of people as well as to each other. Early socialization has been shown to greatly reduce the incidence of both human-directed aggression and dog-dog aggression, as well as anxiety and fear based behavior problems. Additional topics will be discussed such as addressing the common puppy issues of house training, mouthing, leadership and preventing behavior problems. Puppies will also learn sit and begin recall training (coming when called). This class is appropriate for puppies ages 2–4 months old. Dogs must have received at least two rounds of vaccinations prior to attending. If your dog has not yet received the second round, please plan to attend class without your pGruppy until the second round of vaccination has been administered. Obedience 101 teaches the basics of obedience: sit, down, stand, recall (coming when called), stay, and heel–everything your companion dog needs to know! Both verbal commands and hand signals will be used. Dogs of any age may take this class. Positive reinforcement techniques will be used, so please bring food rewards or a small toy with you to class. Canine Good Citizen (CGC) class covers the 10 aspects of the AKC CGC test, the only AKC certificate available to all dogs–pureand mix-breed. The CGC program is designed to encourage dog owners to train their dogs to be Canine Good Citizens and includes the following: accepting a friendly stranger; walking on a loose lead; sitting politely for petting; allowing basic grooming procedures; walking through a crowd; sitting and lying down on command and staying in place; coming when called; reacting appropriately to another dog; reacting appropriately to distractions; calmly enduring supervised separation from the owner. The CGC test is administered on the last night of class. Children training dogs must be at least 12 years old. Dogs must wear a flat buckle collar for the test, no training collars, head halters or body harnesses are permitted during the test.

Rally is a fun spin on traditional obedience for both the dog and the handler. Rally is a sport in which ALL dogs are encouraged to participate. Purebred or mixed breed, every dog can learn the fundamentals for Rally. Dogs must have strong heeling skills to take this course. In rally an enthusiastic attitude and wagging tail are as important as precision. In fact, handlers are not only allowed to, but encouraged to positively reinforce their dogs during the Obedience 102 is focused on honing the skills of Obedience 101. competition with verbal praise, petting, and even food rewards! Additional levels of difficulty and distractions will be added. Dogs Dogs and handlers should both appear to be enjoying the work and of any age may enroll provided they have a basic knowledge of basic each other’s company. obedience commands: sit, down, recall (coming when called), stay, and heel. Children training dogs must be at least 12 years old. No retractable leashes allowed. Level: 101 Puppy 102 102 Puppy 101 Rally 102 101 Puppy Puppy 101 102 CGC Class: 5103-4 5103-5 5103-6 5103-7 5103-8 5103-9 5104-0 5104-1 5104-2 5104-3 5104-4 5104-5 5104-6 5104-7 Dates: January 2–February 6 January 2–February 6 January 2–February 6 January 4–February 8 January 4–February 8 January 4–February 8 January 4–February 8 February 13–March 19 February 13–March 19 February 13–March 19 February 15–March 21 February 15–March 21 February 15–March 21 February 15–March 21 Day: Monday Monday Monday Wednesday Wednesday Wednesday Wednesday Monday Monday Monday Wednesday Wednesday Wednesday Wednesday Time: 6:00–6:45 p.m. 7:00–7:45 p.m. 8:00–8:45 p.m. 9:15–10:00 a.m. 10:15–11:00 a.m. 11:15–12:00 p.m. 12:15–1:00 p.m. 6:00–6:45 p.m. 7:00–7:45 p.m. 8:00–8:45 p.m. 9:15–10:00 a.m. 10:15–11:00 a.m. 11:15–12:00 p.m. 12:15–1:00 p.m. Member: $120 $120 $120 $120 $120 $120 $120 $120 $120 $120 $120 $120 $120 $120 Non-Member: $144 $144 $144 $144 $144 $144 $144 $144 $144 $144 $144 $144 $144 $144

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A DUL T ENRI C H ME N T
Cooking for Natural Beauty Beginning Guitar: Gabriella Verbovszky Private Instruction “We are what we eat,” as the old saying
goes, and our skin confirms it. Skin can glow with health or raise unmistakable signals of distress. The surest way to prevent premature aging, banish blemishes and blotchiness, reverse a dull pallor and let your natural beauty shine through is right in your own kitchen. Learn how to deeply nourish your skin with foods that help calm inflammation, strengthen hair and nails and keep body systems running smoothly. January 13–March 2 Friday Adult Member: $240 7001-3 1:00–3:30 p.m. Non-Member: $288

Meet our Instructors
Emi Kelsey received her training in Early Childhood Education with an area of concentration in music and recently completed a Suzuki Teacher Training program at the Chicago Suzuki Institute. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Illinois. Gabriella Verbovszky holds a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art and MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Gabriella is currently studying nutrition at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (NYC). She is a KUSHI Institute Certified Macrobiotic Instructor who has focused attention on the dietary needs of both woman and children after her mother became ill. Prior to the change in diet, Gabriella was a sommelier and received her training in Europe acquiring the highest form of certification including WSET-Wine and Spirit Education’s Advisor of Wine Certificate. She was the second female sommelier in Hungary at the famous 5 star Gundel Restaurant. Brandon Seyferth has been teaching guitar at the North Shore School for the Arts in Glencoe for seven years. He is a critically acclaimed songwriter and composer who is accomplished on the guitar, voice, blues piano and drums. Mr. Seyferth has performed, composed and recorded with the likes of Jackson Browne, Victor Delarenzo (Violent Femmes), Jay Bennett (Wilco), Eric McFadden (PFunk, Stockholm Syndrome), and Clyde Stubblefield (James Brown). His lengthy study and experience as a guitarist and multi-instrumentalist make him an excellent results-based instructor. His love for music and learning translates into fun and rewarding lessons.

Brandon Seyferth This class is for the beginning guitarist. You will learn how to apply basic musical concepts such as rhythm, harmony and melody to the guitar. At the end of the class you will be able to read and play basic chord symbols and melodies. You will even learn some songs! Please bring your own guitar. You will be contacted by the instructor to arrange a 30 minute lesson time. January 11–March 7 7755-4 Wednesday 3:00–8:00 p.m. All ages Member: $270 Non-Member: $324 March 14–May 23 Wednesday All ages Member: $270 No class: 3/28, 5/9 7755-5 3:00–8:00 p.m. Non-Member: $324

March 9–May 18 7001-4 Friday 1:00–3:30 p.m. Adult Member: $240 Non-Member: $288 No class: 3/30, 4/6, 5/4

Vegetarian Sushi
Gabriella Verbovszky Aside from its pleasing balance of flavors, textures, and fresh ingredients, good sushi impresses us as a marvel of construction and presentation. Here’s your opportunity to learn to make it at home. With Gabriella’s guidance, you will make maki rolls, inside out rolls, and hand rolls using authentic Japanese ingredients such as shiso leaf, pickled plums, shiitake mushrooms and more. We will learn about sushi-making history and Japanese cuisine’s health benefits. We will end this sushi class with a party. January 13–March 2 7699-3 Friday 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Adult Member: $320 Non-Member: $384 March 9–May 18 7699-4 Friday 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Adult Member: $320 Non-Member: $384 No class: 3/30, 4/6, 5/4

Beginning Piano: Private Instruction
Emi Kelsey Want to learn to play the piano? WCH is proud to offer 30 minute private lessons that are customized for each individual through a combination of Suzuki and traditional methods. You will be contacted by the instructor to arrange a lesson time. January 11–March 7 7999-7 Wednesday 3:00–8:00 p.m. All ages Member: $270 Non-Member: $324 January 12–March 8 7999-8 Thursday 3:00–8:00 p.m. All ages Member: $270 Non-Member: $324 March 14–May 23 Wednesday All ages Member: $270 No class: 3/28, 5/9 7999-9 3:00–8:00 p.m. Non-Member: $324

March 15–May 24 7999-0 Thursday 3:00–8:00 p.m. All ages Member: $270 Non-Member: $324 No class: 3/29, 5/10 Winter Spring 2011–2012 Adult Enrichment Page 51

AssociAte orgAnizAtions

Backgammon
Contact Trudie Stern (847) 291–7363 winnbackgammon@aol.com Wednesdays, 7–10:30 p.m. Backgammon enthusiasts are invited to compete in weekly tournaments. Prizes are awarded to the winners. Cost: $10.

Scottish Country Dancing
Contact: Frances Gillan. (847) 564–2459 sackrag@aol.com Beginners are welcome. Address and time are the same: WinnetkaCommunity House, 620 Lincoln, Winnetka at 7:30 PM.

North Shore Art League
(847) 446–2870 www.northshoreartleague.org info@northshoreartleague.org Where Arts, Learning and Community Come Together! Founded in 1924, the North Shore Art League is a non-profit organization offering art classes for adults and children. As the only art center located in Winnetka, the NSAL not only offers art education, but also lectures, workshops, field trips and an ongoing series of gallery shows to the entire North Shore community. Located on the second floor of the Community House, classes are held in an historic, professional art studio featuring skylights and a large stone fireplace as well as a well-equipped print room and ceramics facility. Classes in drawing, painting (oil, acrylic, and watercolor), ceramics, pastels, etching, printmaking, figure study, and more are taught by a distinguished faculty–offering a unique, creative experience. League members may exhibit at the annual Members’ Show and throughout the year in NSAL gallery space within the Community House. Membership benefits also include generous discounts at various art supply stores in the area and a newsletter/brochure subscription.

Christie’s Integrative Fitness Classes
Touted by Harper’s Bazaar as “One of the most, if not the most comprehensive workouts in the city,” Christie’s classes integrate a variety of disciplines woven into one class! Low impact cardio( to warm-up) followed by weights, resistance bands, Pilates, functional training and yoga all provide tip to toe deep muscle sculpting, ending in quiet relaxation. Classes meet every Monday and Wednesday at 8:30 am for an 8 week session. Questions? Call Christie directly at: (847) 441-5484

Sullivan School Of Irish Dance
773-951-4007 sullivanirishdnc@aol.com Mondays, 3:30–4:3o p.m., Tuesdays 5:30–8:30 p.m., Wednesdays 5:30–7:30 p.m., Thursdays 3:30–8:30 p.m. September through June. Lessons in traditional Irish dancing for all ages. Beginners welcome.

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Interfaith Housing Center Of The Northern Suburbs
(847) 501–5760 www.interfaithhousingcenter.org ihcns@interfaithhousingcenter.org The Interfaith Housing Center is a 34 year old not–for– profit organization working to assure a housing market open to people of all ages and income levels, regardless or race, religion, family composition or any of the other legally protected classes. Interfaith promotes integrated, just communities through it’s four major programs: Homesharing where home providers are matched with individuals seeking affordable and safe housing; Fair Housing, which includes housing discrimination and landlord/tenant complaint investigation, housing information and referral, community education and assistance to municipalities; Predatory Lending Prevention, which helps homeowners who may be victims of unfair lending practices; and Affordable Housing Advocacy, which includes the building of support for affordable and fair housing in our communities. Interfaith works in 16 northern suburbs and its membership includes local residents and more than 60 civic organizations and congregations.

Duplicate Bridge
Contact: Lynne Rosenbaum (847) 835–1401 winshore@hotmail.com Saturdays, 12:30–4 p.m. Refreshments served.

Winnetka Community Nursery School
(847) 446–4432 admin@winnetkacommunitynurseryschool.org A nationally accredited preschool for children ages 3–5, offering indoor and outdoor activities in a stimulating environment in which physical, social, intellectual and emotional growth is encouraged. Learning materials encourage creativity, promote cognitive growth and develop manipulative skills. The school also includes an extended day program and “Lunch Bunch” program. WCNS’s extended day program, Splendid Day, is an enriching afternoon for children ages three to six years. The children receive a nourishing hot lunch and plenty of opportunity for stimulating indoor and outdoor play activities. A child may register for one to five days per week. Transportation can be provided from Winnetka elementary schools. For more information about WCNS, please visit our web site at www. winnetkacommunitynurseryschool.org or contact Elise Hansen, Director, at 847 446 4432.

Falun Gong/Quigong Body/ Mind Exercises
Contact: Warren Tai. (312) 607–1688 www.FalunChicago.org www.Falundafa.org Sundays, 8–10 a.m. Falun Gong, also called Falun Dafa, is a powerful body and mind exercise system. It contains five sets of exercises that work on the energy circulation of the body. The movements are smooth and graciously flowing, and can be learned easily by any age group. The mind exercise is applying Zhen (truthfulness), Shan (compassion) and Ren (Forbearance) into daily life. This releases the stress and tension of physical and mental energy fields, making people more healthy and peaceful. Every Sunday; no charge for participation.

Junior League of Evanston–North Shore
(847) 441–0995 www.jle–ns.org JLE-NS@sbcglobal.net The Junior League of Evanston-North Shore is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action of trained volunteers. Each year, our members contribute thousands of volunteer hours. Not only do we make a difference in our community, we have fun while we do it! Our current projects include: Fitting Futures™, building confidence and boosting careers of low income women by offering complimentary interview appropriate attire; Baby Steps, an educational baby shower for expectant mothers in need; and Scholarships and Grants, providing financial assistance for college students and funding for area nonprofits. JLE-NS raises funds for our outreach through our Thrift Shop at 920 Chicago Avenue in Evanston, and other fundraisers, such as our cookbook It’s a Shore Thing, and our new Designer Kitchens of the North Shore tour to be held in May, 2012.

Friends Of Bill W.
AA support group Saturdays, 5–6:15 p.m. Sundays, 10–11:30 a.m.

Winnetka Youth Organization
(847) 446–0443 www.winnetkayo.com wyofriend@aol.com The mission of the Winnetka Youth Organization (the YO) is to foster individual development in junior high and high school youth on the North Shore by providing adult-to -youth mentoring, prevention services, and opportunities for leadership, citizenship, and education within a safe, informal environment. We offer monthly concerts and “open mic nights” as well as a variety of other youth driven activities such as craft, movie, and game nights. Additionally, we operate a drop-in center that provides young people with a safe and relaxing place to hang out after school and on the weekends. Please visit www.winnetkayo.org for more information and to view our monthly program calendar. Drop In Center Hours Monday: Closed Tuesday: 3-9pm Wednesday: 3-6pm (Junior High Night) Thursday: 3-6pm Friday: 3-10pm (Junior High Night 3-6pm) Saturday: 2-10pm

Off Campus Writers’ Workshop
www.ocww.bizland.com info@ocww.bizland.com Dick Davidson, President, richardm.davidson@yahoo.com, 847-298-7980 Carole Cotter, membership, clanceyco@comcase.net Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to noon; September-May Instructors lecture and critique manuscripts in a workshop setting. Fiction, non-fiction, children’s, poetry and play-writing are just some of the genres covered. Professional, aspiring and beginning writers are welcome.

One–to–One Learning Center
(847) 501–3300 www.one–to–onelc.org The One–to–One Learning Center offers ACT/SAT preparation, study skills, and individualized tutoring in all academic areas. The Center also provides comprehensive psychological, psycho–educational testing, and informal academic assessment.

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Congregation Hakafa
(847) 266–8854 www.Hakafa.org CongHakafa@aol.com Congregation Hakafa is a dynamic Reform congregation on Chicago’s North Shore. Hakafa is a circle of caring people, families and friends who wish to worship, study, and to help one another and the world in which we live. Services held Fridays, 8:00 p.m. year-around; visitors welcome. Religious School classes are held at the Glencoe Recreation Center and High Holidays Services are held at the Wilmette Jr. High.

Life Source–blood Drive
(847) 420-9815 jejaramillo@itxm.org Help someone in need; donate blood at Winnetka Community House. Call for an appointment or walk–in. Dates: Saturdays, December 17, 2011 Contact: Jessica Jaramillo

Winnetka Village Caucus
winnetkacaucus.org caucus@winnetkacaucus.org P.O. Box 311, Winnetka, 60093–0311 The Village Caucus is a non–partisan political forum, which acts on current issues, develops village policies and selects candidates for various village boards. Participation encouraged.

Winnetka Alliance For Early Childhood
(847) 441–9001 www.winnetkaalliance.org The Alliance promotes the healthy growth and development of children from birth to age 8 through resources and services for parents and early childhood professionals including a quarterly newsletter, video library referral information, professional networking, parenting classes, speakers and the annual “TV Tune Out Week.”

Girl Scouts–Illinois
Crossroads Council Winnetka/Glencoe/Northfield Membership (847) 573–0500 Email: awillits@ilcrossroads.org www.ilcrossroads.org Girl Scouting is open to all girls, ages 5–17. In a nurturing, all–girl environment, Girl Scouting helps girls acquire life skills and develop a strong set of personal values with an emphasis on community service, environmental awareness, and leadership. Girls experience Girl Scouting through participation in collaborations with other community groups, Contemporary Awareness programs, Trippers, camping/outdoor/health education, troops/groups options. STUDIO 2B is an exciting by–girls/for– girls, collaborative approach to Girl Scouting; a place where teens connect with one another and explore new interests. Why not volunteer? If you have only a couple of hours or only a day every couple of months, many opportunities are available for working with girls or other adults.

Lake Shore Unitarian Society
(847) 441–6336 www.lsunitarians.org With roots in Judeo–Christian traditions, Unitarian Universalism firmly believes that individuals should be able to pursue religious beliefs according to one’s own conscience. It is an open–minded and compassionate faith emphasizing the importance of children, family, community and service to others. LSUS is a lay–led group with accomplished guest speakers that cover a range of thought–provoking topics, many of a spiritual nature. Services and children’s religious education classes are held Sundays, 10:30 a.m., September through May. Additional groups and clubs are available to explore your personal interests. Visitors are welcome

Winnetka–Northfield Rotary Club
(847) 446–0537 www.rotary6440.org/clubs/winnetka Rotary meets every Thursday, 12:15–1:30 p.m. for lunch and a program. Membership composed of Winnetka and Northfield based business and professional leaders. Local and international service projects.

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theAtre groups

Ballet Entre Nous
(847) 432–1510 www.balletentrenous.org b.entrenous@sbcglobal.net Artistic Director: E. Marc Nevins Managing Director: Nancy Holab Ballet Entre Nous is a North Shore–based ballet company that has performed at Winnetka Community House since 1986. The annual sold–out production of The Nutcracker! features local children performing with distinguished professional dancers, new works and the incorporation of sign language into the choreography. Be sure to join us. For ticket information call (847) 432-1510.

Winnetka Children’s Hour
847-446-6888 www.winnetkachildrenshour.org aktakt@me.com The Winnetka Children’s Hour, a non-profit organization, has been providing live, original performances for families since 1932. Each year, The Winnetka Children’s Hour presents an original musical comedy performed by local children, ages 4-14. This year’s show, “House Haunters,” tells the hilarious story of 3 families who must spend the night with some mischievous ghosts in order to save a mysterious English mansion. Will they make it through the night? Will the Ghostbusters or Scotland Yard intervene? And what fate awaits our pesky phantoms? Filled with music and dance, it’s a show for all ages! Performances are Thursday, February 9th and Friday, February 10 at 7:00 p.m.; and Saturday, February 11 at 10:30 a.m. For tickets and information, contact the Winnetka Children’s Hour at 847-446-6888.

Children’s Theatre Of Winnetka
(847) 446–2108 www.childrenstheatrewinnetka.com The Children’s Theatre of Winnetka is a non–profit, volunteer organization dedicated to promoting theatrical experiences for area youth, grades 4–8. Children participate both on stage and backstage in two productions annually, fall and spring. Only children who reside within the New Trier Township will be cast. Scholarships are available.

Winnetka Theatre
(847) 604–0275 www.winnetkatheatre.org winnetkatheatre@hotmail.com Winnetka Theatre is a non–equity adult theatre group which produces an “especially for kids” show at the Community House. Call or visit us online for information about group sales, show dates and ticket sales. Winnetka Theatre is a proud member of the League of Chicago Theaters.

Village Follies
www.villagefollies.org follies1@gmail.com 866-400-6653 Who We Are: The Village Follies is a group of fun- loving individuals who write, produce and perform a wild and wacky musical/comedy variety show each year, benefitting Winnetka Community House and its fantastic programs and events. Visit our website, www.villagefollies.org, for more details.

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Take a Seat
Be An Advocate for the Arts by Supporting the Matz Hall Theatre Campaign
Photography by Lenswork Studio Winnetka

Benefits and Recognition
For more than three decades the theatre in Matz Hall has entertained and enriched the community. The theatre is in need of renovation. Please help by “Taking a Seat” named in honor of yourself or someone special. The Matz Hall Theatre Wall of Donors is be a large plaque hung outside Matz Hall, noting each seat’s donor. Since the seats in Matz Hall are moveable, the wall will contain all donor names. For more information, or to receive an order form, please visit our front desk or call 847-446-0537.

Donors to the Matz Hall Fund are eligible for special benefits. With your contribution to the Matz Hall Seating Campaign, you will • Be recognized with other seats and row donors with your name on the Matz Hall Theatre Wall of Donors • Have the opportunity to denote specific seat and row location (if available)

REG I ST R A T IO N I N FO R M A TION
Member registration opens November 14, 2011, and will be processed on a first come, first served basis. Membership does not guarantee placement in a class. All non-members will be able to register November 21, 2011. Registration received through the mail, fax, or in person will be processed by 5:00 p.m. the next business day. The best way to ensure that your registration is processed immediately is by using our online registration at winnetkacommunityhouse.org

Refund Policy
Full refunds will be issued for courses that are cancelled by Winnetka Community House due to insufficient registration. A refund, less a 10% service charge (not to exceed $25), may be granted if the refund request is received five full working days prior to the start of the program. No refunds will be allowed after this time unless a medical condition develops and a written explanation from a physician on his/her letterhead is presented. Due to advanced reservation requirements, no refunds for trips, outings, or special events will be given.

Membership Information

Early registration: Members are eligible to register for all classes one week prior to the start of seasonal registration. Early registration can be done via the web at winnetkacommunityhouse.org, fax or in person at Winnetka Community House. Please note: early registration does not guarantee a spot in a class. Who is eligible for benefits? All family members in your household are eligible for membership benefits. When registering for membership, just list your family members, and they will be included for the program registration benefits automatically when registering for classes. Membership renewal: Members receive a notice about one month prior to the expiration, so the membership can be renewed for the next year. Refunds for memberships will not be available.

Prorated Policy

Classes may be prorated if you would like to enroll in a class after it has started, provided the instructor has space, and allows for late registration. The supervisor must approve the prorated amount.

Inclement Weather Religious Holidays

Winnetka Community House will not hold classes on days when the Winnetka Public Schools have cancelled classes due to inclement weather. Winnetka Community House makes every effort to avoid scheduling programs or events on religious holidays. Anyone affected will be offered the option of attending a session of the same program on a different date as a make-up, or receiving a prorated refund of the series fee for the date missed. • Winnetka Community House is not responsible for the supervision of children on site prior to or remaining on site after the established program times. • Winnetka Community House is handicapped accessible. • If you or any member of your family has special needs, please see our Executive Director. • Winnetka Community House receives no tax dollars. We are supported by our programs, fund raising events, our annual campaign, and donations. • Winnetka Community House assumes no responsibility and carries no accident or medical insurance for injuries or accidents at programs or activities on Community House property. It is advisable to review your own personal health insurance plan to be certain that you and your family have proper and sufficient insurance coverage.

How To Register

• To register for membership, simply list all eligible members on the registration form. Then check the box and add the membership fee in with your registration. • Register for programs online at winnetkacommunityhouse.org or on the enclosed registration form. • Please print clearly. • Read and fill out form completely. • By listing your email address, you agree to receive email communications from Winnetka Community House. We will never sell your address, but love to keep in touch with our users to give news about programs, events, and special offers from Winnetka Community House. If you do not wish to receive these emails, simply unsubscribe. • Sign the registration form. • Unsigned forms will not be processed, but will be returned to you. This will delay processing your registration. • Registration forms may be mailed or faxed. Registration by telephone are not accepted.

Brochure Errors

Credit Cards

You may use your credit card for all programs which appear with a class number or for a Fitness Centre membership. Fitness Centre memberships are obtained at the Fitness Centre only. Be sure to fill out the credit card information completely and sign the form. We do not take telephone registration. However, if you are paying by credit card, you may fax your registration to (847) 446-0609.

Complete details of program policies, procedures, and guidelines are sometimes inadvertently omitted. Errors in days, times, registration requirements, and fees may occur in the brochure. When such errors occur, the staff will advise you of the change as quickly as possible. We thank you for your understanding.

Copy And Fax Service Available

Copy service is available at $.10/copy. Fax service is available at $2/first page and $1/each additional page. Cost to receive a fax: $1/page (Faxes are limited to 847, 312, 773, 708, and 630 area codes)

Cancellation of Classes

Winnetka Community House asks that all participants be courteous to our neighbors when driving and parking in the area.

Prior to any class, registration is reviewed to determine if the enrollment is sufficient to hold the class. Register early! Do not wait until the day of the first class to register. You may find the class has been cancelled due to low enrollment.

STEPHEN DUSTMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Winnetka Community House has established the Stephen Dustman Memorial Scholarship Fund to any resident who would like to take part in a Winnetka Community House activity, but is unable to render full payment. Persons interested may submit their need in writing to the attention of the Executive Director for confidential review. If further information is desired, please call our main office. Donations to this scholarship fund are gratefully accepted.
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A one year Community House Membership is $150. All family members in your household are eligible for membership benefits. When registering for, just list your family members, and they will automatically be eligible for benefits when registering.

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COMMUNITY HOUSE

Community House members save up to 20% on Registration begins a week early for Community registration! Find the Member price listed for each House Members. Check out our website or program and save on your whole family’s programs program guide to find out when member registra- all year! tion begins. Note: Membership does not guarantee placement in all classes. Some classes fill quickly.

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Members also receive special offers and rewards throughout the year! Watch your email for Member’s Only specials on programs, events and more!

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REGISTRATION FORM
Telephone 847-446-0537 Fax 847-446-0609 Register online at winnetkacommunityhouse.org Please print

Contact Information
Parent’s Last Name Address City Phone Email Emergency Contact Name State Work Phone I would like to receive news from the WCH Emergency Contact Phone Zip Parent’s First Name

My household already has a Winnetka Community House Membership
Class Code Class Name Participant’s Full Name School Participant Attends Birth Date Sex Amount Paid

I would like to register for Winnetka Community House Membership Program! Please list all family members on the reverse side of this form

$150

I would like to donate a Centennial gift of $100 to the Community House along with my registration.
Total

$100

Winnetka Community House is committed to conducting its recreation programs and activities in the safest manner possible, and holds the safety of the participants in the highest possible regard. Participants and parents registering their child in recreation programs must recognize, however, that there is an inherent risk of injury when choosing to participate in recreation activities. Winnetka Community House continually strives to reduce such risks, and insists that all participants follow safety rules and instructions which have been designed to protect the participants’ safety. Please recognize that Winnetka Community House does not carry medical accident insurance for injuries sustained in its programs. The cost of such would make program fees prohibitive. Therefore, each person registering himself\herself or a family member for a recreation program/activity should review his/her own health insurance policy for coverage. It must be noted that the absence of health insurance coverage does not make Winnetka Community House automatically responsible for payment of medical expenses. Due to the difficulty and high cost of obtaining liability insurance, the agency providing liability coverage for Winnetka Community House REQUIRES the execution of the following Waiver and Release. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. Please read this form carefully, and be aware in participating in the program(s) listed on this page, you will be waiving and releasing all claims for injuries you might sustain arising out of the activities of this program. Waiver And Release Of All Claims As a participant in the program, I recognize and acknowledge that there are certain risks of physical injury, and I agree to assume the full risk of any injuries, including death, damages or loss, regardless of severity, which I may sustain as a result of participating in any and all activities connected with or associated with such program. I agree to waive and relinquish all claims I may have as a result of participating in the program against Winnetka Community House and its officers, agents, servants and employees. I do hereby fully release and discharge Winnetka Community House and its officers, agents, servants and employees from any and all claims from injuries, including death, damages or loss which I may have or which may accrue to me on account of my participation. I further agree to indemnify and hold harmless and defend Winnetka Community House and its officers, agents, servants and employees from any and all claims from injuries, including death, damages or losses sustained by me or arising out of, connected with, or in any way associated with the activities of the program. In the event of emergency, I authorize Winnetka Community House officials to secure from any licensed hospital, physician, and/or medical personnel any treatment deemed necessary for my immediate care, and agree that I will be responsible for payment of any and all medical services required. All participants agree that any photography taken while participating in a class, special event or use of a facility may be used for promotional purposes Winnetka Community House. Participants agree to receive emails from Winnetka Community House. I have read and fully understand the aforementioned Program Details, Waiver and Release of All Claims and Permission to Secure Treatment. Registration form will not be processed without waiver signature.

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Date _____________________

❑ Winnetka Community House operates in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you believe you or your child need accommodations to facilitate participation in Winnetka Community House program(s) for which you are registering, please check box

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