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NONPROFIT FOR 69 YEARS

415 WEST EIGHTH STREET | HINSDALE, ILLINOIS 60521 | 630.323.7500 | WWW.THECOMMUNITYHOUSE.ORG

There are
two sides to
every story -
flip this over
to see our
other side.

Jodie Harrison Basketball Registration September 27

M E M B E R R E G I S T R AT I O N A U G U S T 1 6 | N O N - M E M B E R A U G U S T 2 3
T h e r e a r e T w o S i d e s to Ever y Story . . .
and we want to share BOTH of ours with you!
The “first” side Introducing our New Logo . . .
The “second” side
Providing recreation and educational We are a nonprofit 501 (c) (3)
where our “2 sides” come together! organization (We receive NO tax
programs to people of all ages support!) and provide community
and walks of life. Our recreational and social service outreach programs
activities provide hundreds of to those in need. Services
opportunities each year to include: Charlie’s Gift Autism
strengthen bodies, provide Center, the Willowbrook Corner
socialization, build friendships Initiative, Comprehensive
Counseling Services, the Volunteer
and improve the quality of life for
Service Center as well as Jordan
all those who participate. Crist Scholarship Fund, which
provides scholarships for our
various program offerings.
(Applications available upon request)

Our mission: “ Building community through excellence


and innovation in socially relevant programs”

Celebrate The Community House Tradition


Saturday December 4, 2010
Co-Chairs: Betsy and David Bradley & Kerstin and Walter Clark
For more information or to reserve a table, please call Sarah Conrad at 630-323-7500 ext. 222

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RECREATION GUIDE

Table of Contents
Staff Directory 4

Community Partners 5

Special Events 6, 7

Theatre 8, 9

Birthday Parties 10

Preschool Programs 11,12

Preschool 13

Youth Programs 14-18

Youth Athletics 18-21

Youth Center 22-25

Adults/Active Adults 26-27

Adult Computer Classes 28

Adult Fitness 29-31

Membership Information 32

Support The Community House 33

Registration Information 34

On-line Registration 35

Registration Form 36

Jordan Crist Scholarship Fund Share Your Soles


The Community House strives to make all programs We collect shoes for Share Your Soles, a not for profit
available to all people.Through the generous donations and organization sharing shoes with the world. Children’s
efforts of family and friends, the Jordan Crist Scholarship shoes are most needed! A drop off box is located at
Fund was created to provide assistance to those in the front desk of The Community House.
need. Please stop by the front desk for a scholarship
To volunteer contact O.J. at (630) 654-8637
application.
To make a donation to the J.C.S.F. please call The
Community House, (630) 323-7500 ext 254

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NONPROFIT FOR 69 YEARS

The Community House is one of the only nonprofit (501C3) organizations


that delivers both quality recreation and social services that are deeply rooted
in the community. We make a difference in the lives of thousands of families
Staff Phone: (630) 323-7500 and individuals that need local opportunities for culture, athletics, counseling,
therapy, learning, and building friendships and community connections.
Executive Director Based in Hinsdale and serving the surrounding communities, The Community
Theresa Forthofer - ext 227
House staff is dedicated to offering a welcoming, warm environment and
Administrative Staff programs to improve the social, physical, and emotional well-being of our users.
Trevor Sisk, Financial Director - ext 236
Judy Tittelbach, Administrative Assistant - ext 241 Our Mission: Building community through excellence and innovation in
Sue Wojnowski, Office Manager - ext 0 socially relevant programs.
Front Desk - ext 0

Program Department How are we funded? The Community House does not receive tax support
Dan Janowick, Program Director - ext 254 and depends upon generous support from the United Way, charitable gifts,
Chad Griffin, Program Coordinator - ext 247 program and rental fees, and volunteer efforts to underwrite services and
Jenna Volpi, Program Coordinator - ext 237 defray operation costs.
Kate Vogts, Active Adult Director - ext 225

The Community House is grateful to the many generous community volunteers


Development Department
Heather Graves, Development Director - ext 255 and contributors who share their time, talent and financial gifts each year!
Sarah Conrad, Coordinator - ext 222

Social Services
Tracy Boucher, Director, ext 224
Board of Trustees
Willowbrook Corner Initiative
Rebecca Perkaus, Harriet Luebchow, Chair Linda A. Riordan Mrs. John P. Grube
Willowbrook Corner Program Coordinator
David A. Bradley Michael J. Sessa Kenneth W. Hadland
Willowbrook Corner Office (630) 325-1389
Alexis Buddig Donna C. Simon Ly Hotchkin
Charlie’s Gift Thomas M. Carmazzi Chris D. Stansbury Dennis J. Keller
Diana DeLeon, Office Manager Jennifer Sherman Cherry Sam J. Valeo Fred A. Krehbiel
Downers Grove Office (630) 810-1200
Norman V. Chimenti Braden N. Waverley Jay W. McGreevy
Counseling Department Walter H. Clark Robert W. Nissen
Intake - ext 239 Robert C. Early LIFE TRUSTEES James D. Parsons
Kari Moore, LCSW, Director - ext 232
Amy Gaber Mrs. Gene J. Baroni Sally Porter
Paul Quanbeck, LCSW, Therapist - ext 229
Debora Dale Romeo, MSW, LCSW - ext 250 Victor J. Galati Henry G. Bates Phillip B. Rooney
Tracy Steinmetz, MSW, LSW - ext 234 Samuel J. Girgis, M.D. Winston C. Black, Jr. John L. Rose
Damon Krohn, M.A., QMHP - ext 233 Mrs. W.B. Martin Gross Kevin R. Burke Edward F. Ryan
Jenifer Geiter, B.A., Graduate Intern - ext 231
William F. Kaczynski, Jr. Michael P. Connelly Samuel C. Stout, Jr.
Volunteer Services Jim Krillenberger Howard M. Dean Frank W. Swan
Marcie B. McGonagle, Director - ext 228 Timothy G. Lyne Richard K. Decker Mrs. E.Q. Sylvester, III
Michael Naimo David W. Fox George S. Trees, Jr.
Facility Staff
Suzanne L. Petree William S. Gray Robert E. Wangard
Patricia Stachorek, Facility Coordinator - ext 235
T.J. Koester, Maintenance Supervisor - ext 226

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COMMUNITY
PA R T N E R S

The Community Partners Program

recognizes businesses and other

2010 Community Partners


organizations that provide major,

charitable support to The Community

House on an annual basis. Community

Partners share a common bond of

stewardship and an understanding that

private philanthropy is a necessary

component of the organization’s

current and future financial viability.

If your business would like more

information on becoming a Community

Partner, please contact Heather

Graves at extension 255.

Don’t forget . . .
to visit us online to
view upcoming special
events and programs.
You can also register Classic Cuisines

online at . . . Carl Buddig & Co.

The Framemakers

thecommunityhouse.org Kramer Foods

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Mother & Son Date Night
It’s time for mom to have a night out with just her son. There will be
different games throughout the night including an egg toss, bean bag
competition, basketball, three-legged races, and more! You will go
home with a complimentary photograph. Don’t miss the first annual
Mother Son Night! Refreshments included.
Age: 5-10 NEW!
Min/Max: 50/200
Location: The Community House
Code: 5143200
Special Events

Date: September 17
Day: Friday
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Member/Non-member Fee: $25/$35 (per person)

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YES, we Make A Difference!
Make A Difference Day 2010 is coming Saturday, October 23!
The YES group, a consortium of organizations in your community, has joined forces to provide a
day of service opportunities.Families and individuals can volunteer at local organizations and
make a difference! GIVE BACK! PITCH IN! The Community House is one of many
organizations hosting service projects on Saturday, October 23, 2010. Please contact
each YES organization to register for the service project of your choice.
ADVANCED REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: Registration Deadline: Saturday, October 16
YES (Youth Enrichment Services) members: Clarendon Hills Public Library, The Community House,
Fullersburg Woods, Graue Mill and Museum, Hinsdale Center for the Arts, Hinsdale Historical

Special Events
Society and Museum, Hinsdale Humane Society, Hinsdale Police Department, Hinsdale Public
Library, School District 181, Village of Hinsdale/Parks and Recreation.
Saturday, October 23, 2010:
1) Kick-Off Breakfast at The Community House. Register early. Space is limited.
Date Day Time To Register call The Community House
10/23 Saturday 9:00-10:00am 630-323-7500 ext. 0
2) Service project ONE at The Community House: Making communication picture boards for children
on the autism spectrum, served by our Charlie’s Gift Autism Center.
Age: 10 and up
Max: 30
Date Day Time To Register call The Community House
10/23 Saturday 10:30-12:30pm 630-323-7500 ext. 0
3) Service project TWO at The Community House: Decorating pencil boxes for low income students
served by our Willowbrook Corner after school program.
Age: 6 and up
Max: 42

FALL FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT


Date Day Time To Register call The Community House
10/23 Saturday 10:30-12:30pm 630-323-7500 ext. 0

Scales & Tails Animal Show


Beth Wagner and her wild and exotic animals
are back for another great show! For over 10
The Community House invites you to join us this
years, Scales & Tails have been providing
fall for some family fun! These evenings include Chicagoland with the most professional, insightful
the main entertainment, hands-on participation, and just plain fun animal shows. Always a hit with
snacks & beverages for purchase and lots of kids and parents alike, Beth and her human and
fun! Members ofThe Community House are always FREE! animal crew make even the most timid person
comfortable enough to encounter her menagerie.
Age: 3 yrs. & up Featured in Chicago Magazine and The Chicago
Day: Friday Tribune, Scales & Tails is the show you won’t want
Time: 6:00pm to miss! And remember, parents are FREE!
Min/Max: 30/75
Code: 5143410-2
Pizza & a Movie Date: 10/29
Come dressed in your PJ’s or as your favorite character Member/Non-member Fee: FREE/$10
and watch a movie on our 12’ screen and state
of the art sound system! Movies will be Holiday Carol Sing-along/Movie
announced two weeks prior to the show date, Help us ring in the holiday season with a family
sing-a-long at The Community House! Join us
and pizza will be available for purchase. Popcorn as we “Deck the Halls” and do a little “Jingle Bell
and drinks will be offered free of charge. (What’s Rock” with our holiday spirit! After singing carols,
a movie without popcorn anyway?) All participants sit back, relax and enjoy a classic holiday movie.
will be eligible for special door prizes! Hot cocoa and refreshments will be served, so don’t
miss out on this festive event! Happy Holidays!
Min/Max: 10/200
Min/Max: 10/200
Code: 5143410-1 Code: 5143410-3
Date: 9/24 Date: 12/17
Member/Non-member Fee: FREE/$5 Member/Non-member Fee: FREE/$5
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H I N S D A L E C E N T E R F O R T H E A RT S
Let’s Sing, Dance and Play! Musical Theater Acting Class
Children will learn basic acting skills through stories, This introduction to musical theater class will teach
music and movement. Through this process young children basic acting, singing and dancing.
performers will learn the essentials of creating Students will learn “warm ups”, theater games and
characters while having fun! This class will help scene study. This class will end with a Musical Revue
build self confidence and self esteem that carries for family and friends. Please register through The
into the classroom and their everyday lives. Please Community House.
register through The Community House. Ages: 7-12 years
Ages: 4 - 6 years
Dates: November 6-December 11
Dates: November 6-December 11
Day: Saturday Day: Saturday
Time: 9:00am-10:00am Time: 10:00am-11:30am
Min/Max: 8/15 Min/Max: 8/15
Theatre

Teaching Artist: Karin Catania Teaching Artist: Karin Catania


Location: The Community House Location: The Community House
Code: 5143511-1 Code: 5143511-2
Fee (M/N): $95/$120 Fee (M/N): $120/$145
*No class on November 27 and December 4 *No class on November 27 and December 4

NEW! DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY, "Faces & Places"


Beginner to Intermediate
Digital Photography for "tweens" focus on digital cameras, Adobe Photoshop and online portfolios.
The “Faces” component of the program emphasizes the art of capturing the human condition on camera.
The "Places" component emphasizes the surrounding area and reminds students to never forget
where they are. Photography does not take place in a vacuum. Chicago offers a wealth of photographic
opportunities as well as some of the world’s most exciting collections of visual art. Students will learn
what makes a good photograph by studying the aesthetics of master photographers like the Alfred
Stieglitz Collection, Edward Weston, and the work of Paul Strand, Eugéne Atget, and André Kertész.
Students learn the fundamentals of composition and natural lighting. The curriculum is relaxed and
fun.Youth Photo Students work closely with partners on group projects which encourages communication
and team building. Students should be passionate about the arts in general and photography specifically,
and should adore walking and seeing. A culminating exhibit will be presented.
Ages: 8-14
Min/Max: 8/15
Instructor: Pat Potokar
Location: The Community House
Code Dates Day Time Member/Non Fee
5143512 Sept 9-Oct 28 Thursday 4:00-5:30pm $175/$200

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Lake Forest Children’s
Theatre Presents…

Theatre
Kids Can Perform on Stage
Every student will perform on a professional stage with set, costumes, and a wireless microphone
system. Most importantly students learn, make new friends, and have fun!!

Young Performers
Kids will have their first chance to perform The Wizard of OZ on stage. All children will attend weekly
rehearsals to learn songs, dances and scenes. The class includes acting, games, singing, and dancing.
Each child enrolled receives a part, a practice CD and a script for personal practice. Children will be
directed by our highly-accredited instructors. NO AUDITIONS FOR THIS CLASS.
Code: 5143246-1
Age: 5 years old-1st grade
Dates: September 7 – December 7
Day: Tuesday
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Fee (M/N): $215/$250
Performance date: December 13 at 6:00pm
*No class on November 2 or 23

Performance Program
All children will have the opportunity to perform The Wizard of OZ on stage. Children rehearse weekly
under the direction of our highly-accredited vocal, dance and drama instructors.The final performance includes
original costumes and set design. Each child who auditions will receive a part, a practice CD and a
script for personal practice. First rehearsal is mandatory.
Code: 5143246-2
Grades: 2nd-6th grade
Dates: September 7 – December 7
Day: Tuesday
Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm
Fee (M/N): $315/$350
Performance dates: December 14 and 15 at 7:00pm
*No class on November 2 or 23

The Audition Clinic: Prepare for your next audition. This is a singing, acting and dancing clinic
which will focus on the essential skills that are judged in our musical audition. Not a required class!
Grades: 2nd-6th grade
Code: 5143246-3
Date: August 31
Day: Tuesday
Time: 5:00-7:00pm
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Birthday Parties
Birthday Parties

Virtual Sports Party Sports Party!


Your child will face-off against their friends If your child loves sports, this is the party for
in organized tournaments on the Wii, Guitar him or her! Our instructor will lead children
Hero, and driving arcade! They’ll also have in sporting activities such as basketball,
free time to shoot pool and play foosball and dodge ball, soccer, tag, and more. Birthday
air hockey.Your two-hour rental also includes parties include instructor to implement and
pizza and pop for up to 12 people. run activities, all sports equipment, pizza,
Code: 5543412-1 pop, and party room.
Fee (M/N): $200/$250 Code: 5343512-1
Max: 12 people ($7 per additional child) Fee (M/N): $200/$250
Age: 10 years and up Max: 12 ($7 per additional child)
Location: The Youth Center (229 Symonds Dr.) Age: Boys and Girls 6 years & up
Location: The Community House

Dance Divas Party


This unique birthday party will be a sure hit! Arts & Crafts Party
Our awesome party starts out with each guest If your child loves to display his or her creativity
getting a transformation into a star with shimmer then this party is sure to add some new decorations
dust eye shadows and sparkle lip glosses. to your home! Our fun party starts with each
During the makeovers the girls will be making guest getting the supplies needed to create
their own glass beaded bracelets and designing their craft. During arts and crafts time, music
a super memory autograph album with assorted of your choice will be playing while each
girl power stamps & inks. For the last part of child creates their unique masterpiece. When
this way-cool party the girls will dance, sing the crafts are done it is time for pizza, your
& have a blast! After working up an appetite own cake, and presents! The crafts will vary
on the dance floor, celebrate with pizza and based on age and gender. Don’t miss out on
your own cake, refreshments, and presents. this memorable party!
This one-of-a-kind party is sure to be a hit! Code: 5343512-2
Code: 5543412-2 Fee (M/N): $200/$250
Fee (M/N): $200/$250 Max: 12 people ($7 for each additional child)
Max: 12 people ($7 for each additional child) Age: 7-12
Ages: 10 years and up
Parties can also be customized to fit your
needs and your child’s interests—just ask!

Please schedule your party at least four weeks in advance.


Call 630-323-7500 for more information and availability.
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CLASSES ARE ALSO OFFERED
AT THE HINSDALE CENTER
FOR THE ARTS, VISIT
WWW.HINSDALEARTS.ORG.

Village – Zoom Buggy! And Dream Pillow


Ages: 0-18 months
Location: The Community House
Instructor: Karen Burris
Min/Max: 6/10

Preschool Programs
Code Dates Day Time Member/Non Fee
5143501-1 9/23/10-1/20/11* Thursday 9:30-10:15am $210/$260*
*Required kit fee of $75 paid to instructor on first day of class

Our Time- Milk and Cookies


Ages: 18 months – 3 yrs.
Location: The Community House
Instructor: Lynn DiGianfilippo (Tues.)/Allison Cherry (Wed.)/Karen Burris (Thur.)
Min/Max: 6/10
Code Dates Day Time Member/Non Fee
5143501-2 9/21/10-1/18/11* Tuesday 9:30-10:15am $210/$260*
5143501-3 9/22/10-1/19/11* Wednesday 9:30-10:15am $210/$260*
5143501-4 9/22/10-1/19/11* Wednesday 10:30-11:15am $210/$260*
5143501-5 9/23/10-1/20/11* Thursday 10:30-11:15am $210/$260*
*Required kit fee of $55 paid to instructor on first day of class

Imagine That- Hello Weather, Let’s Play Together


Ages: 3-5 years
Location: The Community House
Instructor: Lynn DiGianfilippo (Tues.)/Allison Cherry (Wed.)
Min/Max: 5/8
Code Dates Day Time Member/Non Fee
5143501-6 9/21/10-1/18/11* Tuesday 10:30-11:15am $210/$260*
5143501-7 9/21/10-1/18/11* Tuesday 1:00-1:45pm $210/$260*
5143501-8 9/22/10-1/19/11* Wednesday 1:00-1:45pm $210/$260*
*Required kit fee of $65 with bag (Returning students w/ bag - $60) paid to instructor on first day of class *No class the week
of Thanksgiving
Young Child I November 22 - 26,
Ages: 5-7 years
Location: The Community House December 2, 2010
Instructor: Lynn DiGianfilippo and Winter Holiday
Min/Max: 6/8 December 20, 2010 -
Code Dates Day Time Member/Non Fee
December 31, 2010.
5143501-9 9/21/10-1/18/11* Tuesday 4:15-5:30pm $255/$310*
*Required kit fee of $75 paid to instructor on first day of class Classes resume the
week of January 3,
NEW! Family Time-Make Way for Music 2011.
Ages: 0-7 years
Location: The Community House
Instructor: Allison Cherry
Min/Max: 6/10
Code Dates Day Time Member/Non Fee
5143501-10 9/22-11/17* Wednesday 4:30-5:15pm $180/$230 (1-2 children)
$220/$270 (3-4 children)
*Required kit fee of $65 paid to instructor on first day of class
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NEW! My First Art Class
Your little artist will love this unique art class! Bring Mommy or Daddy to discover and explore
our creativity. Dress for a mess—bring a smock. There will be new activities and techniques every
week! Sign up early for this popular class.
Age: 1 1/2-4 yrs. with parent
Location: The Community House
Instructor: Barb Spakausky
Min/Max: 10/20
Code Dates Day Time Member/Non Fee
5243303-1 9/8-10/13 Wednesday 9:15-10:00am $110/$125
5243303-2 11/3-12/15* Wednesday 9:15-10:00am $110/$125
*No class on 11/24

Y M C A C L A S S E S
Preschool Programs

Small Fry Sports Assorts


This sports oriented class is an introduction to the following sports: Kickball, T-ball and soccer. This
class is perfect for a child who is full of energy and for parents who want their child to learn team
work, following directions, and key motor skills. Instructors will introduce a new sport every two
weeks. A fun game will be played at the end of each class.
Age: Boys and Girls 3 -5 years
Location: The Community House
Instructors: Provided by the Indian Boundary YMCA
Min/Max: 5/12
Code Dates Day Time Member/Non Fee
5343110-1 9/13-10/18 Monday 11:45-12:30pm $77/$100
5343110-2 11/1-12/13* Monday 11:45-12:30pm $77/$100
*No class on 11/22

Flag Football
Does your child love playing or watching football? If so, then this is the class for them. Come join the
YMCA instructors for a little indoor flag football. This class is sure to keep your child warm during
those brisk fall days by participating in this active sport. Learn the basic fundamentals of football:
running routes, catching, throwing, blocking, and the different positions on a football team.
Age: Boys and Girls 3 -5 years
Location: The Community House
Instructors: Provided by the Indian Boundary YMCA
Min/Max: 5/12
Code Dates Day Time Member/Non Fee
5343110-3 9/15-10/20 Wednesday 11:45-12:30pm $77/$100
5343110-4 11/3-12/15* Wednesday 11:45-12:30pm $77/$100
*No class on 11/24

Rookies Basketball
This beginner’s instructional class will focus on teaching the basics of dribbling, passing, and shooting.
The main goal of this class is to develop a positive attitude about fair play and teamwork. An 8’ hoop, junior
size basketball and instruction from the staff make learning the fundamentals of basketball a slam dunk!
Age: Boys and Girls 3 -5 years
Location: The Community House
Instructors: Provided by the Indian Boundary YMCA
Min/Max: 5/12
Code Dates Day Time Member/Non Fee
5343110-5 9/17-10/22 Friday 11:45-12:30pm $77/$100
5343110-6 11/5-12/17* Friday 11:45-12:30pm $65/$85
*No class on 11/26 and 12/3
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Explorers Club - Thursday PM*-
Kids “embark” on a learning expedition,
journeying across the U.S. and around
the world, and recording their experiences
in their travel log. Each week students
“explore” a different location via books,
maps, cultural cuisine (i.e. snack), native
dress, art and more.

A Parent Co-op School Since 1942 Music & Drama & Art, Oh My! -
Friday PM*- Music and Drama and Art
HCP offers excellence in education for Oh My! will ignite children’s love for
preschoolers AND kindergartners! music, art and drama, helping them
In addition to preschool classes, we offer enrichment channel their inner diva and identify, describe
programs to broaden your child’s horizons and and respond to their works of art. Students write

Preschool
augment their learning experiences. and perform original plays, choose the accompanying

Kindergarten Enrichment
music, and create costumes and sets.

Preschool Enrichment - Discovery Kids


Mad Scientists - Tuesday PM*- Channel (4 yrs old by Sept.1) Friday PM*- This new program
your little scientist’s enthusiasm in a high-energy, offers preschoolers a taste of each kindergarten
hands-on class designed to boost his/her inherent enrichment class, weaving a rich tapestry and NEW!
interest and spark his/her imagination! Topics range providing kids a valuable experience through
from “Dinosaur Digs”and “Our Amazing Human Body” exploration of literacy, science, social studies,
music, drama and art, plus enhanced kindergarten
to “Planets and Space” and “Machine Madness.” readiness activities.

BookWorms - Wednesday PM* or Friday AM*- * All PM enrichment classes run from 12:30-2:45 pm;
AM enrichment classes run from 8:45-11:00 am.
Beloved children’s stories are brought to life by
engaging kids’ senses to aid in comprehension. Preschool programs include: Parent & Me (2 yrs); Just for
Me (2 1/2yrs); Juniors (3 yrs); Seniors (4 yrs); Blended Ages
This class fosters an appreciation for music, (3, 4 & young 5 yrs). Space is limited; call to reserve your
poetry, drama and rhyming in literature, and spot for the 2010-2011 school year! For more information on
HCP’s play-based philosophy, curriculum and experienced teaching
helps children develop techniques for problem staff, visit us at www.hinsdalecommunitypreschool.org or
solving, conflict resolution and handling emotions. call 630-325-7484.

Children’s MONTESSORI
Language Academy
Birth-Three Program for children ages six weeks to 3 years old with a parent. This program is
designed for the parent and child to get to know each other in a new way. This class will be offered
Mondays from 9:30 -11:00 am.

Toddler Program for children ages 2-3 years old. This program will help your child learn to work
with others as well as independently. Incorporated into each class will be music, movement and a
snack. The class is taught in English however we will also teach Spanish to the children.

3, 4 or 5 days a week from 8:45-11:15 am at The Community House.

Half Day Classes for children ages 3-6. Using the Montessori method to help the children learn a second
language, we teach both French and Spanish as part of our half day program. Also part of our program
are math, reading, science, geography and practical life activities.

5 days a week morning classes from 8:30-11:30 am


3 to 4 days a week afternoon class from 1:30-4:00 pm.

Spanish Immersion Extended Day class. This class can be added to either morning or afternoon
programs from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm Monday - Thursday.

Limited space available. For information or to register, please contact us at 630.468.5089.


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After School Achievement Program(ASAP)
ASAP is a great way to excel this school year while having fun. Chad Griffin, the director of
ASAP and Youth Program Coordinator at The Community House, is a certified teacher with
more than five years experience working in the school system. ASAP follows the School
District #181 calendar and runs Monday-Friday from 3:05 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (St. Isaac Jogues
students are welcome!). The children are picked up from school in The Community House
vans and are transported to The Youth Center at 229 Symonds Dr. in Hinsdale.

You can customize your ASAP experience by signing


up for one day, a week, or the entire month!
A typical week at ASAP includes:
Youth Programs

• Homework assistance offered by a certified teacher


• Cool craft projects galore!
• Trivia Days
• Fun-filled Fridays at The Community House
• Creative cooking projects
. . . and so much more! Come and sign up ASAP!

Age: 1st -7th grade


Location: The Youth Center
Code Dates Days Time Member/Non Fee
5143301 Aug-Dec M-F 3:05-6:00pm $14/$21

Daily Schedule
3:05-3:30 Pick up from schools
3:30-4:00 Snack Time
4:00-5:00 Homework Help/SQUIRT(Super Quiet UnInterrupted Reading Time)
5:00-6:00 Teacher-lead Activities/Free Time

Thanksgiving Break Camp


Looking for somewhere to go with all of the extra time off from school for this Thanksgiving holiday
season? Come on over to The Youth Center for Thanksgiving Break Camp! The Youth Center has
plenty of entertainment options like a driving arcade game, Nintendo Wii, pool table, ping pong table,
computers, Guitar Hero on Xbox 360, and so much more! We will also be taking a field trip on
Tuesday. The trip may include (but is not limited to) going to the movies, going downtown, bowling,
going to a museum and more! Participants must bring a sack lunch. A mid-afternoon snack will be
provided. This is a great idea for working parents who do not have the same days off as their children.
Customize your Thanksgiving Break Camp, and sign up for just one day or the entire week for a discounted
rate! (Extended Hours available from 8am-6pm for an additional fee of $14 per day)
Age: Kindergarten -7th grade
Location: The Youth Center
Min/Max: 5/20
Code Date Day Time Member/Non Fee
5143413-1 11/22 Monday 9:00am-3:00pm $30/$45
5143413-2 11/23 Tuesday 9:00am-3:00pm $30/$45
5143413-3 11/24 Wednesday 9:00am-3:00pm $30/$45

PAY F O R A L L T H R E E D AY S A N D S A V E !
Code Dates Day Time Member/Non Fee
5143413-4 11/22-11/24 Mon-Wed 9:00am-3:00pm $70/$100

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Winter Break Camp
Does your child need something fun to do over Winter Break? Send them to The Youth
Center for Winter Break Camp! The Youth Center has plenty of entertainment options like
a driving arcade game, Nintendo Wii, pool table, ping pong table, computers, Guitar Hero
on Xbox 360, and so much more! We will also be taking a mid-week field trip each week. The
trips may include (but are not limited to) going to the movies, sledding, going downtown, ice
skating, and more! Participants must bring a sack lunch. A mid-afternoon snack will be provided.
This is a great idea for working parents who do not have the same days off as their children.
Customize your Winter Break Camp, and sign up for just one day if you need to do some holiday
shopping! (Extended Hours available from 8am-6pm for an additional fee of $14 per day)
Age: Kindergarten -7th grade
Location: The Youth Center
Min/Max: 5/20
Code Dates Day Time Member/Non Fee

Youth Programs
5143306-1 12/20 Monday 9:00am-3:00pm $35/$50
5143306-2 12/21 Tuesday 9:00am-3:00pm $35/$50
5143306-3 12/22 Wednesday 9:00am-3:00pm $35/$50
5143306-4 12/23 Thursday 9:00am-3:00pm $35/$50
5143306-5 12/27 Monday 9:00am-3:00pm $35/$50
5143306-6 12/28 Tuesday 9:00am-3:00pm $35/$50
5143306-7 12/29 Wednesday 9:00am-3:00pm $35/$50
5143306-8 12/30 Thursday 9:00am-3:00pm $35/$50

PAY F O R A L L E I G H T D AY S A N D S A V E !
Code Dates Day Time Member/Non Fee
5143306-9 12/20-12/30 Mon-Thur 9:00am-3:00pm $245/$350

School’s Out Trips


Drop your child off at the Youth Center for those days that the kids are not in school. Make sure and
provide your child with a sack lunch for that day. Extended hours are also available from 8:00am - 6:00pm
for an additional fee of $14 per trip.
Age: 1st - 7th grade
Location: The Youth Center

Enchanted Castle
Come with us for a day filled with games and entertainment! We will spend the day at Enchanted
Castle in Lombard which is a family center stuffed full with entertainment options including laser tag,
mini-golf, bumper cars, over 250 games, and much more! Price includes a group package of tokens
and either mini-golf or laser tag.
Code Date Time Member/Non Fee
5143304-1 Oct. 11 (Columbus Day) 9:00-3:00pm $35/$50

Shedd Aquarium
Come with us as we set out to explore what’s lurking in the deep at Shedd Aquarium! We will learn
about the different waters of the world and what dwells in its depths, and we will see the different
creatures that live in both the Amazon as well as the Caribbean Reef. We will also see one of the
three special exhibits: the Oceanarium, Polar Play Zone, or a 4-D movie!
Code Date Time Member/Non Fee
5143304-2 Oct. 12 (Institute Day) 9:00-3:00pm $35/$50

Lunch & A Movie


Come spend the day with us as we take a trip to the movies! We will go and see the latest children’s
movie at Cinemark Theatre in Woodridge and then have lunch at a local restaurant (TBD). The
movie and restaurant will be announced one week prior to the trip.
Code Date Time Member/Non Fee
5143304-3 Nov. 2 (Non-Attendance Day) 9:00-3:00pm $30/$45
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C O M P U T E R E X P L O R E R S
Lights, Camera, Action – Making Your Own Harry Potter™ movie
What’s the next adventure for Harry Potter, Ron and Hermione? It’s up to you! We will create our
own Harry Potter™ movie using special movie making cameras and software. As directors and producers
we will work in teams to create our own story and script, build scenes out of Legos®, use Lego®
Harry Potter mini figures as characters, and film our own movie. We will use graphic editing techniques
and stop motion animation, add background noise and music, and show our movie at a private
screening on the last day of class. All students will get a copy of their movie on a CD-ROM after
class is complete.
Age: 7 - 12 years
Location: The Community House
Instructor: Computer Explorers
Min/Max: 4/10
Code Dates Day Time Member/Non Fee
5143232-1 10/18-11/8 Monday 4:15-5:45pm $100/$115
Youth Programs

NEW! Rock & Roll Robotics


Create robots that rock and robots that roll! Using the LEGO™ WeDo Robotics System your
robots will include a monkey who plays a drum to a rock & roll beat, a lion that roars, a bird that flaps
its wings to create a big wind, a sleeping giant who will awaken on your command and a boat that
will rock on the rough seas. This course builds knowledge of simple machines, engineering, programming,
and teamwork in an environment full of Rockin’ Fun! Students will work in teams of 2.
Age: 7 - 12 years
Location: The Community House
Instructor: Computer Explorers
Min/Max: 4/8
Code Dates Day Time Member/Non Fee
5143232-2 11/15-12/13* Monday 4:15-5:45pm $100/$115
*No class on 11/22

Computer Typing for Beginners


Computer Typing for Beginners will teach your child to type using the correct finger positions and
proper typing procedures. No more hunt-and-pecking. The class will consist of teacher-taught repetitive
drills, practice, and timings. Children will not be placed at a machine with headsets. This is typing
the old-fashioned way, probably the way you were taught. Give your child a skill they will use forever.
Grades: 3rd-8th graders
Location: The Community House
Instructor: Lucy Oleski
Min/Max: 4/10
Code Date Day Time Member/Non Fee
5143480-1 8/24-10/12 Tuesday 4:00-5:15pm $99/$115
5143480-2 10/19-12/14* Tuesday 4:00-5:15pm $99/$115
*No class on 11/23

The Reading Ladies…


plus writing, math +study/organizational skills!
The Reading Ladies offer private tutoring in multi-sensory, research-based approaches to reading,
spelling, comprehension, fluency, writing and math. These include Lindamood-Bell ©, RAVE-0 ©, Wilson
Language ©, Great Leaps Fluency ©, Developing Metacognitive Skills © and the Write Tools ©. Study
/organizational skills sessions use a curriculum based in part from the Rush Neurobehavioral Executive
Function Program ©. Study strategies, time and homework management, goal setting and prioritizing
are among the skills addressed. This program develops a step-by-step approach needed to optimize
academic success. For information, go to www.thereadingladies.com, or contact Suzanne Petree at
(630) 920-9034, (708) 927-0187 or Suzanne.petree@gmail.com.

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Etiquette and Social Graces

Give your child the gift that lasts a lifetime.


Taught by Bette Schieber, from Etiquette and Social Graces, children learn that practicing good manners
should be a way of life. Poise and self-confidence help young people feel good about themselves.
By learning the guidelines of contemporary manners and traditional etiquette, children learn the
skills to navigate at home, at school, and socially with ease and confidence. Mrs. Schieber is trained
by the Emily Post Institute and by Sue Fox, author of Etiquette for Dummies and Business Etiquette
for Dummies.
Location: The Community House
Min/Max: 10/20

Youth Programs
Manners Matter
Age: 8-12 years
This 2 day interactive workshop covers everyday manners during the first class and addresses
everyday dining etiquette during the second session. (The dining workshop includes an “improvised”
meal of fruit, bread and butter, and a beverage)

Topics Include:
• Introductions, Handshakes, and Greetings • The Well Mannered Conversation
• Etiquette in Public Places • Cell Phone and Internet Etiquette
• Giving and Receiving Gifts • Thank You Notes
• The Well Mannered Meal
Dress Code:
Boys: Shirt and Tie; Sport Coat (optional)
Girls: Party Dress or Pant Suit
Participants receive a review handbook at the conclusion of the workshop.

Code Dates Day Time Member/Non Fee


5143250-1 9/16 & 9/19 Thurs 3:30-5:00pm $40/$55
Sun 3:00-5:00pm

My First Etiquette Workshop


Age: 5-7 years
This one day interactive workshop introduces basic social and table manners based on the “Magic
Words”. (The class includes a cookie and juice reception as the children practice their new skills.)
Dress Code:
Boys: Shirt and Tie; Sport Coat (optional)
Girls: Party Dress or Pant Suit
Participants receive a review handbook at the conclusion of the workshop.

Code Date Day Time Member/Non Fee


5143250-2 9/9 Thursday 4:00-5:30pm $25/$35

Business Etiquette
Grade: High School level
Ace that interview! How many chances do you get to make a good first impression? Stand out
among the competition and learn how to put your best foot forward to insure a positive first impression.
Learn the key components to effective and gracious communication, including introductions, polite
business and social conversations, and navigating the public arena. This workshop will conclude
with an "improvised" business reception and participants receive a handout highlighting class topics.
Code Date Day Time Member/Non Fee
5143250-3 9/26 Sunday 3:00-4:30pm $25/$35
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Stranger Danger
The focus of this program is to teach children about the potential dangers of strangers through the
explanation of numerous safety tips by Hinsdale Police Officers. McGruff, the crime-fighting dog, will
make a special guest appearance. An adult must accompany children.
Age: 4-8 years, with parents
Location: The Community House
Instructors: Hinsdale Police Department & McGruff
Min/Max: 5/25
Code Date Day Time Member/Non Fee
5143401 10/21 Thursday 4:00-4:45pm $12/$15

Junior Firefighters
Youth Programs/Athletics

Hinsdale Firefighters explain and demonstrate important fire safety practices. Children will tour the
Fire Safety house. Firefighters will show participants how to exit a home in the event of a fire and
how to recognize potential fire hazards. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Age: 4-8 years, with parent
Location: Hinsdale Fire Department
Instructors: Hinsdale Fire Department
Min/Max: 5/25
Code Date Day Time Member/Non Fee
5143402 10/19 Tuesday 4:00-4:45pm $12/$15

EZ Tennis
Come see what all the excitement is about! Learn to play tennis quickly and easier than on a regular
court! With EZ Tennis kids can learn the basics of the game; technique, form, strategy, without the
frustration of playing on a full-size court. EZ Tennis uses a smaller, more manageable racquet; a larger,
nerf-like ball; and an undersized court and net system that allow kids to succeed at the game of tennis
while serving as a platform to learning the game on a full-size court.
Location: The Community House
Min/Max: 5/8
Age: 3-6 years
Code Dates Day Time Member/Non Fee
5343302-1 9/28-11/16 Tuesday 1:30-2:30pm $105/$130
5343320-2 9/29-11/17 Wednesday 1:30-2:30pm $105/$130
Age: 6-8 years
Code Dates Day Time Member/Non Fee
5343302-3 9/28-11/16 Tuesday 3:30-4:30pm $105/$130
5343302-4 9/29-11/17 Wednesday 3:30-4:30pm $105/$130

Windy City Fencing


Looking for a new, educational, exciting sport camp for your child? Chicago’s premier fencing club,
Windy City Fencing, has the largest youth fencing program in the Chicago area. This beginner class
includes training in epee, one of the weapons of modern fencing and the weapon used in the mod-
ern pentathlon. The WCF philosophy is to use fencing to teach respect, self-control, good sports-
manship, and teamwork. This class allows youth fencers to participate, progress, and compete at
their pace, with the strongest coaching support possible. Coaches include former Olympic, World
Championship, and NCAA competitors.
Age: 8 years & up
Min/Max: 10/15
Location: The Community House
Code Dates Day Time Member/Non Fee
5543445 8/24-8/27 TU-F 3:30-6:30pm $205/$245
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Flag Football Clinic
Learn football from REAL athletes who have played football at the collegiate and/or professional
level. This high energy non-contact football camp teaches the fundamentals of the sport including
passing, receiving, blocking, routes, and more. Classes will also include scrimmages and occasional
guest speakers from current and former NFL and college teams.
Ages: 1st-6th grades (age divisions will be separated at camp)
Location: TCH Field House
Instructor: On The Go Sports
Min/Max: 12/25
Code Date Day Time Member/Non Fee
5343233 11/10-12/22 Wednesday 6:30-7:30pm $115/$140
* No class on December 1
Youth Athletics

NEW! Punt, Pass, and Kick Contest


Whether you want to warm up for the flag football season or just want to have a competition
between friends this is the event for you! This competition is designed to enjoy some of the major fundamentals
of football. Girls and boys in three separate age divisions compete against each other in punting,
passing, and place kicking in this fun and engaging experience. This is the perfect opportunity to
show off your football skills! The participant’s final score will be the combinations of his or her best
punt, best pass, and best kick. The winner of each category will receive a trophy. *Rules will be read
before the competition begins.
Registration Deadline: Friday, August 27
Age Code
6-8 5343201-1
9-11 5343201-2
12-15 5343201-3
Min/Max: 10/40
Date: September 1
Day: Wednesday
Time: 3:30-5:30pm
Member/Non Fee: $10/$20

NEW! Basketball Olympics


Everything that you love about basketball is in this all-in-one event! The 2010 Basketball
Olympics will consist of a free-throw contest and a 3 point shooting contest as well as a 3-on-3 tour-
nament. *Teams will be split to play appropriate age groups for the contest and tournament if possi-
ble.
Registration Deadline: Friday, December 3
Age: 7-14
Min/Max: 6/25
Code Date Day Time Member/Non Fee
5343100 12/8 Wednesday 4:00-6:00pm $10/$20 per player

Pre-Jodie Harrison Basketball Camp


Get a head start for Jodie Harrison Basketball this winter! Former collegiate and professional players will
instruct participants and work on improving skills like dribbling, shooting, ball handling, and passing skills.
Younger participants will learn the basic fundamentals of basketball, while also being exposed to the
basic rules, offensive and defensive principles of the game.
Age: 7-14 years
Location: TCH Field House
Instructor: On-the-Go Sports
Min/Max: 12/40
Code Dates Day Time Member/Non Fee
5143282-1 12/11 & 12/18 Saturday 2:00pm-4:00pm $85/$100
5143282-2 1/8 & 1/15 Saturday 10:00am-12:00pm $85/$100
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Jodie Harrison Basketball League
The tradition of Jodie Harrison basketball is one that families look forward to as winter
approaches. In its 26th year, this non-competitive league, open to 2nd - 8th graders, focuses
on instruction and helping kids learn and enjoy the game of basketball. All players will
receive a uniform, water bottle, and trophy. One practice and one game per week commitment.

Registration Dates/Fees:
Member Non-Member
2nd-4th 5th-8th 2nd-4th 5th-8th
Early Bird (online only) 9/27-10/7 $115 $135 MEMBERS ONLY
Regular 10/8-11/14 $135 $155 $155 $175
Last-minute 11/15-12/5 $155 $175 $175 $200

Youth Athletics
Practice begins the week of January 3. Games begin January 22.

GAME DAYS
Saturdays, 1/22-3/19 Sundays, 1/23-3/20
2nd girls/boys 4th girls
3rd girls/boys 5/6th girls/boys
4th boys 7/8th girls/boys

Player Evaluations: To assist in the equal distribution of skills to all teams, 5-8th graders are required
to attend evaluations on either 11/20 or 11/29. Evaluations are held at The Community House Field House.
Saturday, November 20th Monday, November 29th
7/8 boys: 2:00pm 7/8 boys: 6:00pm
7/8 girls: 2:30pm 7/8 girls: 6:30pm
5/6 boys: 3:00 pm 5/6 boys: 7:00pm
5/6 girls: 3:30pm 5/6 girls: 7:30pm

Players: 2nd-8th graders. A limited number of spots are available in each grade level. Teams will
typically have 10 players each.
Location: All games and practices will be played at The Community House or area schools.

Team Selection: The Program Coordinator will select all teams. Placement requests will not be
taken; we appreciate your attention to this detail. Every effort will be made to place individuals from the
same school on a team together. However, in order to create balanced teams, this is not guaranteed.

Teams will be selected on the following criteria:


2nd & 3rd grade: (1) school they attend (2) years experience
4th grade and up: (1) years experience and/or last season’s evaluation (2) school they attend

Volunteer Coaches are needed at every grade level. Volunteer forms can be found online or at the
front desk. A coaches’ meeting will be held Thursday, December 9, 7pm at The Community House.

Uniforms: 2nd-4th grade will receive t-shirts; 5th-8th grade will receive a basketball jersey.

Coaches Game: Have a ball Presidents’ Day Weekend as our coaches challenge each other to a
fun game of basketball—coached by their players! (more information at the Coaches’ meeting)

End of the season banquet: Bring the whole family for a buffet dinner. Register at the front desk
of The Community House by Sunday, March 20th.
Fee: $10 per person. Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm.
2nd-4th grade: Tuesday, March 22nd 5th-8th grade: Wednesday, March 23rd
Refund Policy: Last day for refunds 1/5/11. All refunds will be charged a 50% processing fee.

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Jodie Harrison JUNIOR Basketball League
This 5-game (8-practice) league is the perfect way to introduce your child to basketball and get them
excited for Jodie Harrison next year! The separate boy/girl leagues* will emphasize learning the rules
and fundamentals of basketball. No score is kept and everyone is a winner! All players will receive
a uniform, water bottle, and medal. One practice and one game per week commitment.
Players: 1st graders
Min/Max: 30/60 boys & 30/60 girls
Code: 5343237
*boy and girl leagues may be combined depending on enrollment numbers

Registration Dates:
Members only: Monday, August 16
Youth Center

Non-Member: Monday, August 23

Registration Fees: Member Non-Member


Early Bird 8/16-8/22 $80 MEMBERS ONLY
Regular 8/23-9/20 $90 $110
Last-minute 9/21-10/3 $100 $120

Location: All games and practices will be played at The Community House or area schools
Practice begins the week of October 18. Games begin November 6.
GAME DAYS (no games Nov 27): Saturdays, 11/6 – 12/11

Team Selection: The Program Coordinator will select all teams. Placement requests will not be
taken; we appreciate your attention to this detail. Every effort will be made to place individuals from
the same school on a team together. However, this is not guaranteed.

Volunteer Coaches & Refs are needed. Volunteer forms can be found online or at the front
desk. A coaches’ meeting will be held Monday, October 4, 7:00pm at The Community House.

Mulhern Irish Dancing School


Come out and get stepping in one of the fastest growing dance forms anywhere! Irish step dancing
is catching on wherever you go, and our class focuses on the fundamentals of rhythm, feet placement
and body position. Irish dancing also promotes coordination, balance and healthy physical activity.
Age: Girls 3-16 years
Min/Max: 5/25
Instructors: Coleen Malloy & Eileen O’Kane
Location: The Community House

Introductory Irish Dance Lessons (3-5 years)


This is a fun filled class for kids who would like to learn about Irish Dance. The class is designed for
those who have not had any previous Irish Dance instructions.
Code Dates Day Time Member/Non Fee
5343403-1 8/20-12/17* Friday 4:00-4:45 pm $168/$200

Irish Dance Lessons (5 years and up)


This class is for those who may have participated in the Intro class and would like to learn more about
Irish Dance. It is also for kids who are just starting out, but fulfill the age requirements.
Code Dates Day Time Member/Non Fee
5343403-2 8/20-12/17* Friday 5:00-5:45 pm $168/$200
* No class on 10/8, 11/26 and 12/3
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American Red Cross
Babysitter’s Certification
If you’re 11 to 15 years old, you
can get the knowledge, skill, and
confidence to care for infants
and school-age children. This
training will help participants
develop skills in leadership and
professionalism; safety and safe
play; and first aid. The course will
combine video, activities, hands-on
skills training and discussion for

Youth Center
a complete learning experience.
Please bring a sack lunch.
Age: 11-15
Min/Max: 7/15
Location: The Youth Center,
229 Symonds Drive
Date: October 12
Day: Tuesday
Time: 10:00am-3:30pm
Code: 5543410
Member/Non Fee: $60/$75

We want YOU to
tell us what to do!
YOUTH CENTER If you don’t see the types of programs,
activities, trips, volunteer opportunities
you want, then tell us! Give us
Located at 229 Symonds Drive, the Youth Center provides middle ideas for things you and your friends
school students with a place to hang out, relax, and have fun. want to do.
Enjoy unlimited video, arcade, and recreational games, or just
grab a snack, watch TV, and check your email. The youth center Call 630-323-7500 x 237 or email
offers a variety of special events like Friday night parties, movie Jvolpi@ thecommunityhouse.org.
nights, and numerous trips throughout the year, including: Great
America, paintballing, skiing, shopping, and more. In addition, the
youth center offers opportunities for teens to get involved with
service projects and volunteering. Membership is $65/year and
is included in your membership with The Community House.

RENT THE YOUTH CENTER!


Spice up your next party or event by holding it at the youth center!
The youth center is perfect for any gathering, from a small graduation
party to a big birthday bash. Hold your next business meeting
downstairs in the multi-purpose room, or treat your youth group to
a fun evening of games and movies upstairs. See the Birthday Party
section for special packages! Contact Chad Griffin at 630-323-7500
ext. 247 for details.
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YC SPECIAL EVENTS
NEW! Hangin’ Out To Help
Gather your friends and meet at The
Community House for these amazing volunteer
opportunities. Each month we will travel to a different
agency and volunteer our time in a variety of
community service activities. This is a great
opportunity to help others while having fun with
your friends. Don’t miss out on our exciting new
ways you could make a difference in yourself
and the lives of others.
Age: 10-16 years
Youth Center

Location: meet at The Community House


Min/Max: 5/14 Halloween Party
Dates: You may be too old for trick-or-treating, but you
Saturday, September 11 - are never too old to celebrate Halloween with all
Flying High Sports and Rec Center, Inc. your friends! Dress up in your favorite costume
Come to Flying High for a day of fun-filled volunteer and come dance the night away at The
opportunities. We will start the day by putting Community House’s fall party where the DJ will
together care packages for the Troops, in honor be playing all your favorite music. There will be
of 9/11. When the packages are finished we will FREE pizza and concessions available to purchase.
use your energy and creativity to set up and run Come have a blast at your first party of the school
a games section at the weekly Open Gym. Use
year! Awesome prizes for the best costumes!
the pits, trampolines and obstacle course mate-
Location: The Community House
rials to create fun and exciting games for all of
the kids attending. Grades: 6th, 7th, and 8th grade
Time: 10:00am-2:30pm Date: October 15
Code: 5543309-1 Day: Friday
Wednesday, October 20 - Time: 7:00-9:00pm
Pumpkin Carving Member/Non Fee: $5/$7 at the door
Get into the Halloween spirit with pumpkin carving/
decorating at The Community House! After
everyone has finished their pumpkin we will hop Flashlight Scavenger Hunt
NEW!
in the van and take you over to the residents at Get in the spirit of Halloween with this
ManorCare Health Services in Hinsdale. spooky scavenger hunt throughout Hinsdale!
Time: 3:30-7:00pm
Every team will have clues that will lead them
Code: 5543309-2
through the hunt. Each team will need one adult
Thursday, November 11 –
DuPage Senior Citizens Council Chore Days to help lead you around town and discover the
This twice yearly event assists seniors with yard answers to your clues. You will have to take a
cleanups such as raking leaves and trimming picture of what you discover for every clue to
bushes.You will not be working inside of the home make sure you get all of the answers correct.
or doing work that requires a ladder or stool. (You may use one cell phone or one camera
Time: 3:30-6:00pm that you provide yourself, for pictures) The
Code: 5543309-3 team that finishes first will receive a prize! Pizza
Tuesday, December 14 – and drinks will be provided after the hunt is over.
The Giving Tree/Wrapping Presents Age: 8-16 years
Join us at The Community House during the Location: meet at The Community House
most wonderful time of the year to help wrap
Min/Max Teams: 10/20
presents for those less fortunate than us. When
Maximum Number on a Team: 4 and 1 adult 18+
we are finished wrapping the presents we will
deliver them to Charlie’s Gift Autism Center and Code: 5543450
Willowbrook Corner. All supplies are provided. Date: October 12
Time: 3:30-6:00pm Day: Tuesday
Code: 5543309-4 Time: 5:00pm-8:00pm
Member/Non-member Fee: $15/$25 Member/Non Fee: $25/$35 per team
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Back to School BASH NEW! Whirlyball
Summer may be over, but the fun doesn’t have This exciting game is right in our backyard!
to end yet! On Friday, August 20, The Community Lombard is home to one of only three whirlyball
House will transform into a hangout for you and courts in Illinois! Whirlyball is a team sport that
all your friends. This back-to-school party will combines elements of basketball and lacrosse
with the players riding Whirlybugs, small electric
feature music, open gym, contests, food, and more!
vehicles similar to bumper cars. This game is
Open to students entering 6th-10th grades. becoming a phenomenon and we want you to
Parent chaperones are needed—contact Jenna experience it first-hand. If you choose to accept
at 630-323-7500 ext 237 if you are interested in the challenge, you will use hand-held scoops to
helping. propel whiffle balls at your scoring target. With a
Age: 6th-10th graders maximum of 5 on a team, you will have a bang-up
Location: The Community House time trying to outscore the competition.

Youth Center
Date: August 20 Age: 12-16 years
Day: Friday Location: meet at The Community House
Min/Max: 6/10
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Code: 5543426
Fee: $7 at the door
Date: November 2
Day: Tuesday
Time: 10:30am-2:00pm
Member/Non Fee: $40/$55

Downtown Chicago Shopping Trip


Beat the Holiday rush and get your shopping
done early on our trip to downtown Chicago!
Have a blast with your friends shopping along
famous Michigan Avenue and Water Tower
Place. (please bring money for lunch)
Age: 10-16 years
Location: meet at The Community House
Min/Max: 10/13
Code: 5543415
Date: November 22
Day: Monday
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
YO U T H C E N T E R T R I P S Member/Non Fee: $18/$25

Great America
It’s time again for the youth center’s annual trip NEW! Shedd Aquarium
to Great America Fright Fest! In addition to all Be amazed by the remarkable animals
the fun and rides you normally find at Six Flags, that live at the Shedd Aquarium, all 32,500 of them
spooky Halloween additions will give you extra representing more than 1,500 species; located in
thrills! Experience some of the fastest, tallest, the heart of Chicago. During this experience you
wildest, gut-wrenchingest, rides in the country- will see animals such as otters, octopus, whales,
including a few record-breakers. If roller coasters penguins, dolphins, sea turtles, frogfishes,
aren’t your thing, check out hundreds of classic sharks, and so much more that live in the
5,000,000 US gallons of water that the Shedd
rides, games, and entertainment. Always one of
contains. This is a trip that you are sure to
our biggest trips of the year - don’t miss it!
remember! *Please bring money for lunch.
Age: 10-16 years Age: 10-16 years
Location: meet at The Community House Location: meet at The Community House
Min/Max: 13/50 Min/Max: 7/13
Code: 5543413 Code: 5543431
Date: October 11 Date: November 23
Day: Monday Day: Tuesday
Time: 9:00am-6:30pm Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Member/Non Fee: $65/$80 Member/Non Fee: $20/$35
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A+ Active Adults
Tired of the same old routine, looking for something new and fun to do? The Active Adults program
has it all!! Whether you like to play cards, exercise or take a computer class, the Active Adults
Program is for you. We welcome everyone, from moms looking for fun while the kids are in school,
to empty-nesters, to retirees. Check out some of these activities and call the office for a current
listing of day trips and special events. For more information or to become a member, call
(630) 323-7500 ext. 225.

Now Showing Movies Twice a Month Book Discussion Group


Videos of current films are shown on the 2nd The A+ Active Adults Book Discussion Group
Adult/Active Adult Programs

and 4th Thursday of each month at 12:30 pm. meets the first Monday of each month at 10:30
Come check out our new wall -- mounted a.m. in the A+ Room at The Community House.
HDTV!! Movies are $1 per person. Please see This is a small and friendly group that welcomes
the latest Active Adults Brochure for a current newcomers! Please come by and join us for some
listing of the movies. interesting discussion about some great books.

Computer Groups
Retired Men’s Roundtable Indian Prairie Computer Club - Meets on the 2nd
A group of retired business and professional Wednesday of each month at 9:30 am. This
men from Hinsdale and the surrounding communities group offers periodic presentations by guest
meets monthly on the 4th Wednesday of the speakers or club members, as well as general
month, starting at 9:30 a.m. to hear a stimulating question and answer sessions.
speaker on a subject of current or local interest.
Coffee and donuts provided. Fee: $3 at the door. Computer Users Group - This group meets the
Ask about our smaller specialty groups for 3rd Friday of each month at 9:30 a.m. The meeting
Investments, and Finance. is an open forum and everyone is welcome.
Bring us your computer questions.

Card Groups:
Bridge – Tuesday, 9:00 am – Intermediate Level
Relaxed Bridge – Friday, 12:30 pm – Soliciting advice is permitted
Men’s Bridge – Tuesday, 12:00 pm – Call Wes Whittington for more information (708) 246-9279
Women’s Canasta – Wednesday, 1:00 pm – Fun and lively group
NEW! Mah Jongg – Tuesday, 1:00 pm – All are welcome to this fun, new group

CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation)


Heartsaver class – The Heartsaver AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) class is intended for people
who need or desire certification in CPR but are not healthcare professionals. Classes include a
pocket mask and training on Automatic External Defibrillators.
Location: Hinsdale Fire Department
Code Date Day Time Fee
3049152-1 9/18/10 Saturday 8:00 am-12:00 pm $30
3049152-2 10/16/10 Saturday 8:00 am-12:00 pm $30
3049152-3 11/20/10 Saturday 8:00 am-12:00 pm $30

A+ Active Adults
generously supported by

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Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio Tour Candide – Goodman Theatre
Wednesday, September 1, 2010 • 9:15 am-1:30 pm Thursday, October 14, 2010 • 12:30-5:00 pm
The Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio served Don’t miss the theatrical event of the season.
as Wright’s private residence and workplace Featuring the music of legend Leonard
from 1889 to 1909 – the first 20 years of his Bernstein with contributions from the greatest
career. Wright used his home as an architectural lyricists of the twentieth century – from Stephen
laboratory and in 1898 added a studio, where Sondheim to Dorothy Parker – this musical satire
he and his associates developed a new American tells the story of Candide, who is banished from
romancing the Baron’s Daughter only to be
architecture, the Prairie style. The site has been plagued by a series of absurd hardships that
restored as it appeared in 1909, the last year challenge his optimistic outlook of life and love.
that Wright lived in the Home and worked in the Members $70; Guests $80
Studio. After our tour we’ll enjoy lunch in downtown
Oak Park at Winberie’s restaurant. Hinsdale and Burr Ridge Aging Well
Members $55; Guests $65
Action Team “Ask the Expert” –

Adult/Active Adult Programs


Options for Living Well
The Community House
Classical Guitar Entertainment & Lunch Tuesday, October 26, 2010 • 10:30am-1pm
Thursday, September 14, 2010 • 12:00-2:00 pm Our panel of experts will address various concerns
Enjoy the beautiful guitar music of Mike Plantan and issues of living well as we age. Topics will
as he entertains us with a wide range of selections include retirement planning, home care options
from Classical to Spanish as well as Jazz and senior living options. Lunch will be provided
arrangements. Mike has been a featured soloist after the presentation. Call (630) 323-7500 ext. 0
with various symphonies and has performed for to register for this event. Cost $5 at the door.
many festivals and local concerts over the past The same seminar will be presented at 6pm on
20 years. His music is delightful and enjoyable. October 26, 2010 free of charge (no food included).
Prior to the program we’ll have a casual lunch
generously provided by Odyssey Healthcare. “In the Mood: A Salute to Veteran’s Day”-
Members $10, Guests $13 Metropolis Theatre, Arlington Heights
November 11, 2010, 10:30 – 4:00 pm
Join In The Mood Big Band for a swingin’
Presidents & their First Ladies - Veteran’s Day! They’ll take you on a trip down
Lyndon & Lady Bird Johnson memory lane with all the hits and standards
Thursday, September 23, 2010 • 1:00-3:00 pm from the big band era, including “Moonlight
Don’t miss the final show of this talented couple Serenade,” and “Beyond the Sea,” and many
and their representations of Presidential couples more. We’ll have lunch at Peggy Kinnane’s in
throughout the years. We’ll learn of Lyndon and Arlington Heights before the show.
Members $60, Guests $70
Lady Bird’s “whirlwind courtship”. During their
married years, “Bird” grew into an astute business A Chanticleer Christmas –
woman and Lyndon became known as “the Master Fourth Presbyterian Church Chicago
of the Senate”. He was known for his larger Tuesday, December 7, 2010, 6pm – 10:30pm
than life personality and Lady Bird described life Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The
with Lyndon as “one big adventure”. Refreshments New Yorker, Chanticleer will present its wildly
will be served after the program. popular Christmas program in Chicago at the
Members $10; Guests $13 beautiful Fourth Presbyterian Church.The 12-voice
a cappella group—named 2008 Ensemble of
the Year by Musical America—sings traditional
Flu Shot Clinic Christmas music ranging from Baroque classics
Friday, October 1, 2010 • 10 am-noon to 20th-century favorites and unique arrangements
Make sure you’re prepared for this winter’s flu of beloved carols and hymns.
season. We'll be administering flu shots for the Members $75; Guests $80
first 75 registrants. Shots are free with Medicare
Part B and $25 for others. Please make your
Active Adult Holiday Party
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 noon – 2:00 pm
reservation by calling the front desk at (630) Please join us at The Community House for a
323-7500 ext 0. very special holiday lunch with fabulous musical
entertainment. Members $15; Guests $18
Medicare Part D Seminar Chicago Symphony Orchestra –
Thursday, October 7, 2010 • 11-noon Welcome Yule
This free seminar will explain in a straightforward Saturday, December 19, 2010, 1:30 pm – 7:00 pm
manner, the latest in Medicare Part D benefits, A heart-warming annual tradition, the Welcome
deductibles and copayments. You’ll have your Yule is the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
questions answered and receive important with a delightful program of new arrangements,
resource information. Please make your reservation cherished carols and some musical surprises.
by calling the front desk at (630) 323-7500 ext. 0. Members $80; Guests $85
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A+ Computing-Adult Computer Classes
Fall Class Schedule – Session 41 - Registration for Session 41 will take place on Monday, August
23, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at The Community House. Beginner’s classes and Photoshop
Elements classes will start the week of September 13, 2010 and all other classes start the week of,
September 27, 2010. Please call Kate Vogts (630) 323-7500 ext. 225 for more information or if you
would be interested in working as a coach for one of the computer classes. Our computer classes
offer a low-cost, friendly introduction to using computers in classes specifically designed for adults
40 and older. Our small class sizes, coaching assistance and volunteer adult teachers make these
classes an enriching and learning experience.

Computers for Beginners


This 4-session course is for those who have no knowledge of computers, but would like to get an
Adult/Active Adult Programs

idea of what everyone is talking about. Hands-on instruction emphasizes use of the mouse and keyboard.
Included in the course are an explanation of the main parts of the computer, developing mouse skills
and learning some of the features of word processing. This course can be a good lead-in to
Introduction to Computers.

Introduction to Computers
How will you use your computer? This 4-session course builds on the Beginners course to help you
see what computers can do for you.You will learn to organize your data files on your computer, compose
letters, send and receive e-mail, use search engines and other on-line resources. You will not
become an expert in any of these fields in 4 weeks, but you will find the possibilities and decide what areas
you want to pursue. Important Note: Introduction to Computers is the foundation for the following courses:

Word Processing
Using OpenOffice.org Writer as a no-cost stand-in for MS Word, this 4-session course will teach you
to create basic documents such as memos, faxes, letters, resumes and merge documents, as well
as complex or multi-part documents, complete with bibliographies, reference tables and indexes. You
will also learn how to use features such as spellchecker, a thesaurus, AutoCorrect, and hyphenation as
well as a variety of templates for almost every purpose. You can also create your own templates
using the wizards. You will also learn to design and produce text documents that include graphics,
tables or charts. Those documents can then be saved in a variety of formats, including the
OpenDocument format(ODF), Microsoft Word.doc format or HTML. You can also easily export your
document to the Portable Document Format (PDF).

Photoshop Elements Intermediate Class


This 8-session course is for students who have completed the Photoshop Elements Beginners Class.
This more advanced class involves greater hands-on practice while working at a much slower pace.
Students will learn and practice using the tools in the Full Editor using a scrapbooking approach.
Photoshop Elements version 7 will be used in class. Students must have any Photoshop Elements version
5 through 8. Students will also need to purchase the text book “Digital and Hybrid Scrapbooking and Card
Making with Photoshop Elements” by Patty Debowski from thedigitalscrapbookteacher.com for $39.99.

Internet
This 4-session course introduces the three most important aspects of using the Internet, information,
transactions and communications. It will show how to go “on-line” using either a dial-up or broadband
connection. It will cover how to choose an ISP, and how to “surf the Net” using a web browser and
a search engine. Students will learn Internet terminology and netiquette, and become familiar with FAQ’s,
Cookies, Viruses and Spam. In short, this course will change you from a Newbie to a Knowbie.

E Mail
This 4-session course explores all aspects of email and introduces instant messaging. It will show
you how to read, reply, forward and compose email messages. Alternative means of accessing email
while traveling or on vacation will be demonstrated.You will learn how to exchange family photos and
links to Internet sites. The prerequisite for the course is completion of the Introduction to Computers
course and moderate keyboarding skills are desirable.
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Prime Time A+
This is an easy to follow, on-going class that welcomes new members. Enjoy a low-impact
workout designed to improve your cardiovascular fitness, strength, balance and flexibility.
We are dedicated to enhancing your fitness by promoting health and well being through
exercise. Purchase a 10-class punch card for $40 (Members) $52 (Guests).
Age: 18 and up
Instructor: Cathy McAndrews
Location: The Community House
Code Dates Day Time
3049110 On-going T,Th 8:45-9:45 am

Power Aerobics
This is a total body-conditioning program, designed for the person who selects a workout because

Adult Fitness Programs


they love it! The cardiovascular conditioning portion of this one-hour class rotates weeks of high-low
aerobics, step, and interval training. Each class will include muscle strengthening and flexibility
training. Explore the limitless possibilities for maximal training in this high-energy class. Take fitness
to that next unexpected level of pleasure.
Age: 18 and up
Instructor: Cathy McAndrews
Location: The Community House
Code Dates Day Time Member/Non Fee
3049150-1 8/30-10/29* M, W, F 9:15-10:15 am $104/$119
3049150-2 11/1-12/29* M, W, F 9:15-10:15 am $92/$107
*No class 9/6, 12/3, 12/24, 12/31

Power Aerobics Childcare – Code: 3049151


Interested in registering for Morning Power Aerobics, but no one to watch the kids? Childcare is
available for your child (Ages: 6 months and up). Purchase a Childcare Punch Card (good for 12
classes) Members: $30; Non-Members $40. Or Members pay $7 per class, Non-Members $10
per class based upon availability.

Pilates-Plus Mat Class


Experience working from the inside out and develop a better understanding of how your body
works. Increase core strength, flexibility of the spine. Improve posture, body alignment and the
mind-body connection. Learn how to use the stability ball, weights, resistance tubing and bands
and “gliding” to take your workout to the next level. The result will be a healthy body, inside and
out, that will last a lifetime. Please bring a mat to each class. For greater flexibility you now have
the option of signing up for one or two days a week. If you sign up for one day a week you may
attend either class.
Age: 18 and up
Min/Max: 6/15
Instructor: Cathy McAndrews and Shanna Otto (Th)
Location: The Community House

Mornings
Code Dates Day Time Member/Non Fee
3049145-1 8/30-10/27* M&W 10:30-11:30 am $128/$142
3049145-2 once per week M or W $77/$89
3049145-5 11/1-12/29 M&W 10:30-11:30 am $135/$150
3049145-6 once per week M or W $77/$89
*No class 9/6

Evenings
3049145-3 8/31-10/28 T & TH 7:30-8:30 pm $135/$150
3049145-4 once per week T or TH $77/$89
3049145-7 11/2-12/30* T & TH 7:30-8:30 pm $120/$135
3049145-8 once per week T or TH $77/$89
*No class 11/25, 12/2, 12/23
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Attention Older Adults – Seated Exercise!
For older adults and individuals with physical limitations or injuries, it can be difficult to participate
in an intense, standing exercise class. Our seated classes are for people who want to stay active
and mobile but want something gentle on the body and easy to do. You’ll be amazed what you can
do while seated in a chair! Our goal is to leave you feeling energized, empowered and smiling, so
you look forward to coming back All classes finish with time to socialize and share a healthy snack.

Sit and Get Fit


Mondays and Wednesdays 1 –2 pm
Work on increasing range of motion, circulation, flexibility, balance and strength with easy to follow
moves. We sometimes use light weights or toning bands to improve strength.
Age: 18 and up
Adult Fitness Programs

Instructor: Shanna Otto


Location: The Community House
Purchase a 10-class punch card for $50 (Members) $63 (Guests)
Code Dates Day Time
3049146 On-going* M&W 1:00-2:00 pm
*No class 9/6

Fitness Flow Yoga


Practice the centuries old art of yoga to improve strength, flexibility and the mind-body connection.
In Fitness Flow Yoga, traditional yoga poses are linked together to provide a fluid, dynamic class.
See how overcoming physical challenges opens your mind to believing in your own potential. Find
peace through concentration.
Age: 18 and up
Instructor: Alice Gallagher and Sue Chilton
Location: The Community House
Code Dates Day Time Member/Non Fee
3049142-1 9/7-10/28 T & TH 9:00-10:00 am $120/$135
3049142-2 once per week T or TH 9:00-10:00 am $68/$80
3049142-3 11/2-12/30* T & TH 9:00-10:00 am $120/$135
3049142-4 once per week T or TH 9:00-10:00 am $77/$89
* No class 11/25, 12/2, 12/23

Mother/Daughter Yoga Classes


Moms - are you looking for ways to spend quality time with your tweenage daughter? Please join
us for a special Mother/Daughter Basic Yoga class this Fall. Class is open to Daughters age 10 and
up with their Moms (or other special woman in their life) and will include both individual and partner
Yoga poses. Each participant should bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing.
Age: 10 and up
Instructor: Sue Chilton
Location: The Community House
Code Dates Day Time Member/Non Fee
3049142-5 9/20, 10/18 Monday 6:00-7:00 pm $35/$50 per person
11/15, 12/6

Pickleball
Come play the latest racquet game, “PickleBall”, at The Community House. This sport combines
the elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis with a lower net height that allows for faster play.
Get your friends and bring your foursome over for some fast-moving fun. We’ll provide the net, balls
and racquets. Open court times from 1-3pm on Thursdays in the Fieldhouse starting September 9,
2010. $3 per person . Register at the front desk.

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Schedule-at-a-Glance
MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY

8:45-9:45am 8:45-9:45am
Prime Time Aerobics Prime Time Aerobics
with Cathy with Cathy

9:15-10:15am 9:00-10:00am 9:15-10:15am 9:00-10:00am 9:15-10:15am


Power Aerobics Fitness Yoga Power Aerobics Fitness Yoga Power Aerobics

Adult/Active Adult Programs


with Cathy with Sue with Cathy with Alice with Cathy

10:30-11:30am 10:30-11:30am
Pilates Plus Pilates Plus
with Cathy or Shanna with Cathy or Shanna

1:00-2:00pm 1:00-2:00pm
Sit, and Get Fit Sit, and Get Fit
with Shanna with Shanna

6:00-7:00pm 7:30-8:30pm 7:30-8:30pm


Mother/Daughter Yoga Pilates Plus Pilates Plus with
9/20, 10/18, with Cathy or Shanna Cathy or Shanna
11/15, 12/6

WE’RE EASY TO FIND!


Don’t Ruin a Great Program
Nothing ruins a great program more than waiting
until the last minute to register for a program or
class. Some classes are cancelled because people
wait until the day a program starts to sign-up.
Please register early! Some programs require
“in person” registration

Photo Policy
The Community House staff regularly photographs
or videotapes participants in The Community
House programs and events. These photos are
for The Community House use only and may be
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Don’t forget . . . to visit us online to view upcoming special


events and programs. You can also register online at . . .
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RENEW YOUR COMMUNITY
HOUSE MEMBERSHIP
TODAY!
B eing a member is more than just registering early for Jodie Harrison

MEMBERSHIP Basketball. New this year, our members will receive special “Members Only”
perks. The biggest change you’ll see, from your suggestions, is the change in

BENEFITS our membership cycle to allow your membership to be valid for one year from
the date of your purchase. This way you can maximize your savings on programs
you like each year!
• 25 – 30% discount on The
Community House programs You will also see more “Members Only” events happening at The Community
House. You will have access to free activities for all ages, free raffles, even
• Early program registration (be one some complimentary gifts! Watch our website and your email for all the exciting
of the first to register for Jodie Harrison things happening this year!
B.B. and our flagfootball league.)
We hope you’ll find value in a membership with lots of exciting new programs
• FUN! monthly members’ events for every member of your family to enjoy!
• Special birthday party package
discounts BECOMING A MEMBER BENEFITS YOU,
• Free use of Open Gym and walking YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR COMMUNITY!
track – plus guest passes
Membership Rates
• Member newsletter providing inside Family $120
information on events and activities
Membership now valid
Individual $65 365 days from date
• Advance notice of special offers Senior couple $65 of purchase!*
Senior individual $45
• Membership in the Youth Center
included in your membership to The Scholarships available upon request.
Community House. * A valid membership required at start date of program for membership benefits.

Online You're First IN-LINE!


Create your new online account TODAY and begin registering online TODAY!*

User-friendly viewing and registration of all programs!


Manage and view your account transactions online!
Registration is quick and easy!

Visit www.thecommunityhouse.org and click


"Create An Online Account Today"
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Support The Community House
SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY HOUSE GIFTS BY WILL
Each year The Community House benefits from A carefully prepared will is the best way to
the generosity of many people. For those of you ensure that your loved ones are provided for
considering a gift to The Community House, after death, and that your preferred charities
many gift options are available. The most popular
are supported as you intend. Once completed,
are listed below:

Support The Community House


it can be revised and updated as your wishes
and circumstances change. A simple addition
to a will — “I give, devise and bequeath the
MATCHING GIFTS
(sum/percentage of/residue of my estate) to The
Many employers will match the gifts of employees,
retirees and members of the corporate board Community House for such purposes as its
when their gifts are made to nonprofit organizations board of trustees shall determine” can provide
such as The Community House. The amount of long-term benefits for The Community House
your personal gift can be doubled, or even and reduce federal estate taxes.
tripled, at no additional cost to you if your company
has a matching gift program. Please contact
your company’s community affairs or human
GIFTS OF APPRECIATED SECURITIES
resources department to see if a matching gift
plan is available and if the The Community OR REAL ESTATE
House is eligible. Stocks (including mutual funds), many bonds,
other securities and property may make ideal
contributions. When considering the sale of a
GIFTS OF CASH particular holding, it is important to first check
A gift of cash is the most common form of charitable with a professional advisor to determine its suitability
giving. An outright gift to The Community as a charitable gift.
House qualifies as a federal tax deduction for
up to 50% of adjusted gross income. If that limit
is exceeded in any one year, the excess deduction
MEMORIAL AND TRIBUTE GIFTS
can be “carried over” into the next five years. A
More and more, it is customary for friends and
gift of cash is considered made on the date it is
mailed or hand delivered. Gifts delivered or family members to express their sympathy
mailed by December 31 qualify for tax through memorial giving as a meaningful way
deductibility for the calendar year. Please make to offer consolation on the loss of a friend or relative.
checks payable to: The Community House. At other times, marking a special occasion or an
achievement by honoring a person, couple or
family through a tribute gift may be appreciated
GIFTS OF LIFE INSURANCE more than a material gift. The amount of your
A current life insurance policy can be changed
gift is kept confidential, and the friend or family
or a new policy can be written to name The
member is informed of your thoughtfulness
Community House as owner and beneficiary. A
gift of life insurance can provide both a substantial through an acknowledgement letter from The
charitable contribution and tax advantage. Community House.

If you would like gift planning assistance,


please call Theresa Forthofer at (630) 323-7500, ext. 227.
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Online Registration
See Page 41 for easy to follow steps!

SOME TRANSACTIONS REQUIRE IN-PERSON VERIFICATION.

Fax-In Registration
Note: We now accept all credit cards on your fax-in registration.
For all Fax-In Registrations, please fill out the registration form included in the
brochure or obtained at the office and fax it to:
Registration Information

(630)323-7510

Mail & Drop-Off Registration


Note: Do not send cash through the mail.
For all Mail-In and Drop-Off Registrations, please fill out the registration form
included in the brochure or obtained at the office and return with payment to:

The Community House


415 W. Eighth Street Hinsdale, IL 60521

Office Hours
8am-8pm, Monday-Thursday; 8am-6pm, Friday
* Call for weekend hours

PLEASE NOTE: All registrations must be filled out completely and accompanied by payment in full in order
to be processed unless otherwise stated in the brochure. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Registration Policy Refund requests processed as in-house credits


Register early to avoid being disappointed. will be charged a $5 processing fee and must be
used for a Community House activity within one year
Programs will be filled on a first come, first of issue date. In-house credits are non-refundable.
served basis. All programs have a minimum and
maximum enrollment. If a class is filled, waiting Ticketed events do not offer refunds.
lists will be formed and every attempt will be
made to accommodate persons on that list. All enrollment transfers will be charged a fee of
$5 per class/activity/ticket.
Non-Sufficient Fund Checks Policy A full refund is granted for any activity cancelled
A $15 fee will be charged to persons presenting by The Community House.
N.S.F. checks.
If The Community House cancels an individual
class, a make up class will be scheduled.
Transfer Policy
Participants may choose to transfer from one Memberships are non-refundable.
class to another. If this occurs a $5 transfer fee
must be paid before the transfer is processed. Individuals who withdraw from an Active Adult
class, program, or trip/event less than five business
Some classes do not allow transfers. days prior to the scheduled start date will be
charged a 75% processing fee.
Refund Policy
Refunds must be requested more than three All refund requests must be approved by the
business days prior to the activity start date. Program Coordinator and Program Director.
Refunds requested less than three business days Refunds are processed within 21 days after
from the activity start date will not be processed. approved by the Program Director.

Refund requests will be charged a $10 processing Please view each activity description as individual
fee per activity. Exception: In-house credit. programs may have specific refund policies.
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First IN LINE!
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account TODAY - and begin
registering online TODAY!*
What has changed? What do I need to do?
To serve you better The Community House has If you have not registered online since March 15,
introduced a NEW online registration system! 2009 you will need to create a NEW online account.
The NEW system allows online registration for
ALL of our programs; including . . . Creating an online account is easy and will take
less than 5 minutes:
• Jodie Harrison Basketball League
• Flag Football League 1) Go to www.thecommunityhouse.org and click
• Summer Day Camp on “Create My Online Account”
• After School Achievement Program and many
more programs! 2) Enter your and/or your family’s details and
Those who use online registration will see a customer create an online login, password and
friendly interface and have the ability to manage security question.
and view account information from their own
home, 24 hours a day. This includes viewing and 3) A confirmation will be sent to your email,
printing receipts and past transactions and of course, click the link to confirm your account; then
registering online for hundreds of recreational, begin viewing and registering for any programs
educational, athletic, and cultural opportunities offered at The Community House!
each year!

*Members ONLY registration begins August 16


Non-Member registration begins August 23

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Did you know?
The Community House also offers a variety of Community Services including:

Volunteer Services, Willowbrook Corner Initiative, Charlie’s Gift Autism Center,

Counseling Services as well as services for senior citizens?

This way to our Community Services Guide.

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The Community House also offers a variety of recreation and education programs
for all ages including: preschool enrichment classes, youth sports, family special
events, theatre offerings, middle school programs and senior citizen activities?
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Facility Rental
“As you pass through the doors of The Community House you can feel the warmth and
charm of your own home. It is the perfect and unique location for your next event.”
Business Meetings or Presentations
whether you are hosting a multi-media presentation, an executive
level board meeting or volunteers for a soccer group, we have
the meeting space for you. With a variety of rooms that seat
from 10 to 330 people, you can count on our staff to take care
of every detail.The 29 x 23 foot stage is perfect for panel discussions,
multi-media presentations, a guest speaker or entertainment.
Wedding Receptions or Gala Events
Kettering Hall is designed to host an elegant reception. The
well appointed room comfortably seats 220 for dinner. The
specially designed stage is a perfect setting for a head table, DJ
or band. Our community choice vendors will work within your
budget to take care of every detail, from flatware to flowers.
Special Occasions
From baby showers to birthdays, first communion to retirement
parties, anniversaries and reunions, The Community House
has the flexibility to customize its space to fit your needs.
Casual or formal, small group or large, the unique design of
The Community House offers an uncommon variety of special
gathering areas that cannot be matched anywhere else.

Facility Rental Information


For more information or to make a reservation, please
call The Community House at (630) 323-7500, ext 235.
The newly renovated Youth Center is the perfect
location for parties, meetings and more. See page
24 for details.
Our staff and community choice vendors will
help you plan a simple meeting, or walk you
through all the details of a gala event.
If you don't see something you want, just ask!
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Our Philosophy
We are committed to providing mental health services that simultaneously
meet the highest standards of clinical practice while also being
affordable to the whole community. We take seriously the responsibility
of staffing the Counseling Department with highly-trained and talented
psychotherapists who are dedicated to this mission.
How Counseling Helps
People from every walk of life seek out counseling services and
for a wide variety of reasons. One person might work with a psy-
chotherapist in order to overcome feelings of anxiety, irritability, or
depression. Another person might want to break problematic patterns THE COMMUNITY
of behavior or begin to heal past injuries that are getting in the HOUSE COUNSELING
way of happiness at home and at work. Couples come in to improve
DEPARTMENT STAFF
and deepen their relationships. Families find help understanding
and overcoming the problems that frequently occur at specific
points in the life cycle. Kids and adolescents often need assistance DIRECTOR
with peer problems, academic pressures, and self-esteem. Kari Moore, M.A., LCSW
Services for Adults
THERAPISTS
Therapists work with clients for 45 minutes per session on a
Counseling

Paul Quanbeck, MSW, LCSW


weekly basis. The frequency of sessions each week depends on
Debora Dale Romeo, MSW, LCSW
the needs of each individual client. All client communications are Tracy Steinmetz, MSW, LSW
governed by a strict professional code of ethics and held completely Damon Krohn, M.A., QMHP
confidential. Jenifer Geiter, B.A., Graduate Intern
• Individual Psychotherapy
• Couples and Marriage Counseling CLINICAL CONSULTANT
Dr. Dennis McCaughan
• Family Therapy
Getting Started
Services for Children and Adolescents
To receive more information or to set up an initial
The Counseling Department staff is trained in child development appointment, call our confidential Intake Line at (630)
and experienced in dealing with a wide range of developmental 323-7500 Ext. 239. Messages will be promptly returned
issues. As such, our therapists can help parents to develop additional by one of our licensed psychotherapists within 24 hours.
strategies for dealing with their children’s particular problems. Intake calls are taken Mon-Thurs 9:00am to 8:00pm
and Fri. 9:00am to 4:00pm.
Helping empower parents is one of the ways that the Counseling
Department helps children and families. The Counseling Department accepts a number of
insurance plans (BCBS, Humana, Aetna, Cigna).
• Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy In addition, some individuals and families may be eligible
• Parent Support and Guidance to pay a reduced fee. Your Intake Counselor will give
you an estimate of your fee and answer any other questions
• Family Therapy
you might have during the initial phone contact.
Professional Development & Clinical Training
The Counseling Department offers an excellent in-house
Professional Development Program through which both beginning
and seasoned clinicians may obtain affordable clinical supervision,
group consultation and seminars on the theory and practice of
psychotherapy. The Counseling Department staff also provides
consultation to local schools, organizations, and businesses.
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If you could help
low income children attend an after school program that would keep them safe and
supervised while their parents are at work, would you?
If you could help
sponsor nutritious after school snacks for those same low income kids, would you?
If you could help
mentor a young student dealing with a difficult home life, would you?
Well, you can!
And your assistance is local, helping neighbors and families right here in DuPage County.
The Community House provides an After School Program in unincorporated Willowbrook
as the lead agency in the Willowbrook Corner Initiative.
Although The Community House service area, located in DuPage County, is considered
economically stable, several unincorporated and geographically isolated pockets of poverty
exist within its borders. For twelve years, The Community House has focused on one such
area, formerly, referred to as South Hinsdale. In July of 2001 the post office changed the
neighborhood’s mailing address from Hinsdale to Willowbrook therefore; the name of the
Initiative was changed to the Willowbrook Corner Initiative.
This ethnically diverse neighborhood is not served by a park district or municipality. Many
of the families residing in the area lack discretionary money, therefore, some of the children
and youth are left unsupervised while their parents are working. In addition, the neighborhood
is relatively transient. As a result, residents are often unaware of available resources or unable
to participate due to lack of transportation.

Willowbrook Corner
The Community House works closely with over 15 other agencies forming the Willowbrook
Corner Coalition to identify and meet the needs of this underserved neighborhood.
If you are interested in learning more about the Willowbrook Corner Initiative,
or if you would like to make a donation, please contact Tracy Boucher,
Director of Social Services at 630-323-7500 Ext. 224.
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Parent Seminar:
“Understanding and Addressing Student Challenges”
The seminar will address concerns in the following areas:
• General study strategies
• Organization, planning, time management
• Inconsistent or variable grades
• Simple tasks posing large challenges
• Attention to detail, memory
• Self regulation, self esteem, apparent laziness
• Initiation and completion of tasks
• Adaptability or rigidity
• Success at home or school not matching personality or intelligence
Seminar Goals:
I. Educate parents so they will better understand the roots of these challenges
II. Assist in assessing and identifying areas of weakness or concern
III. Provide a take-home resource manual and concrete tools and strategies for daily intervention
in a variety of environments
Upcoming Seminars: (seminars will run approximately 2 1/2 hours)
Code Dates Day Time Member/Non Fee
1143108-1 October 6 Wed 9:00am $110/120
1143108-2 October 6 Wed 7:00pm $110/120
1143108-3 November 3 Wed 9:00am $110/120
1143108-4 November 3 Wed 7:00pm $110/120
Solutions for Student Success
Lisa Marsicano, M.A.T., Executive Function Skills Specialist and Private Tutor (847) 927-6300 or
marsicano@sbcglobal.net
Seminars and private consultation appointments are available to help with identification and
assessment of individual student needs, creation of personalized intervention plans, selection
of tools to strengthen skills, ideas for applying plans within the classroom, and finding resources
to efficiently assess and address your student’s needs. We specialize in executive function skills
development with an emphasis on parent training and support.
Charlie’s Gift Autism Center

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Go Girls Sibling Group
Ages 10-13 Ages 3-5, 5-7 and 7-10
Being a girl can be tons of fun! It can also You have to grow up fast when you have a sibling
offer many challenges as our girls get older. with Autism, Sensory Processing, or Related
Go Girls! Is a group designed for girls to get Disorders. Siblings feel the extra expectations
together and talk, play games, and practice and responsibilities as well as the limited time
some of those subtle social cues that can be for attention and validation that all children
so difficult to learn. It is a chance for our girls crave. As parents, we all do our best to make
to be themselves and just “hang out”. Our time for each of our children, but sometimes
licensed Professional Counselor will work with there are just not enough hours in a day. Here
the group on understanding and role playing is a group where siblings can get an answer to
social interactions, specifically having conversations. the question, “What about me?” Siblings will
We will focus on initiating conversation, staying meet others who walk in their shoes, have their
on topic, having reciprocal conversations, and feelings validated, and most importantly, have
reading body language. The girls will practice FUN! This group is facilitated by our Licensed
these skills in a safe environment and in the Clinical Professional Counselor.
context of fun, age-appropriate activities. The
goal of the group is for the girls to develop these
skills and generalize them to their everyday life.
Tween/Teen Club
Ages 10-12 and 13-15
Being a kid is supposed to be a fun time. Yet,
there are challenges as our kids learn all the
subtle social rules necessary to have relationships.
Their days are filled with opportunities to practice
these skills; however, they struggle to understand
them. Our Licensed Professional Counselor
will work with the participants on understanding
and practicing social interactions such as taking
turns, making eye contact, emotional regulation,
and conversational skills. Children will practice
their skills in the context of fun, age-appropriate
activities. Our goal is for these kids to develop
and practice these skills and generalize them
to their everyday life.

Charlie’s Gift Autism Center


Please call Charlie’s Gift for group dates/times and availability at 630-810-1200.
If you are interested in a Charlie’s Gift After School Program,
please call 630-810-1200 for more information.”
Don’t forget . . . to visit us online at . . .
www.charliesgift.org
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Handwriting without Tears Speech/Social Group
Handwriting without Tears uses enjoyable, Ages 3-5 and 5-7
entertaining, and easy-to-learn instructional Developing speech/language pragmatic skills
methods to teach handwriting to students. This for children, who may struggle with interacting
group is designed to help children with: fine with others, including their peers. Our licensed
motor delays, coordination issues, poor vision, clinical speech therapist will focus on group
low tone, dyslexia, dysgraphia, low frustration members developing more effective strategies
tolerance and distractibility. Our Occupational to be able to communicate with others.
Therapist uses this evidence-based fun, entertaining,
and educationally sound instructional method Tween Speech/Social Group
to teach and/or improve handwriting. The result Ages 10-12 and 13-16
truly is handwriting without tears for all! A licensed speech therapist will work with pre-teens
Location: Plainfield Elementary on pragmatic speech, social interactions and
Date/Time: Mondays 3:30-4:30 generalizing these skills to home and school.
Age Range: 3-5, 6-9 , 10-14
Instructor: Kimberly Hodoval, Occupational
Therapist OTR/L
Soccer Group
This group offers a fun, low-stress opportunity
for kids to come play soccer with other peers
and learn soccer skills, participate in games,
and engage in social interaction. This group is
designed to help children with: gross motor
delays, coordination issues, low tone, decreased
strength, decreased endurance, motor planning
difficulties, low frustration tolerance, distractibility,
low self-esteem/confidence, social interaction
concerns. Our Occupational Therapist provides
an ideal environment for kids to work on all
these skills in a fun and relaxing setting.
Location: Plainfield Elementary
Date/Time: Mondays 5:00-6:00
Age Range: 5-7, 8-10, 11-14
Instructor: Kimberly Hodoval, Occupational
Therapist OTR/L
Charlie’s Gift Autism Center
Don’t forget . . . to visit us online at . . .
www.charliesgift.org
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Welcome Home Charlie!
As of October 3, 2009, Charlie’s Gift officially merged with The Community House,
and is back home where it all began!
Let’s Play
MAIN STREET Ages 3-5 and 5-7
TAG YOU’RE IT! Many children with special
needs struggle with the subtleties of playing
Map
and interacting with other children. Parents are
often concerned about going on play dates
OGDEN AVENUE

because they are uncertain how their child may


TRACKS
DOWNERS GROVE

or may not respond. Let’s Play will focus on


MADISON STREET enhancing reciprocal play skills to enrich each
child’s social development. Our Licensed
MADISON STREET
Clinical Professional Counselor will facilitate
positive interactions between each child so that
EIGHTH
they can practice new skills related to cooperation,
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GARFIELD following directions, sharing, taking turns, and


HINSDALE

developing social/emotional language in a safe


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and supportive environment. Therapy strategies


will include the use of interactive games, role
playing, modeling and using effective communication
strategies and expressing feelings/emotions
Charlie’s Gift Parent Support Group: appropriately.
We will be offering a monthly Parent Support
Group at our Downers Grove location. Group
discussion will focus on interests and topics
expressed by group members. Discussions will
also focus on other areas such as developing

Charlie’s Gift Autism Center


their child’s social, emotional and behavioral
growth; addressing challenging behaviors; assisting
in understanding their child’s diagnosis and var-
ious treatments; facilitating successful play
dates; toileting/bedtime routines; and school-
related concerns.
The Parent Support Group will be scheduled for
the first Tuesday of every month starting
September 14, 2010. Aimee Koerner-Frank,
PsyD, will facilitate the group from 11:00-12:00am.
Please contact Diana at 630.810.1200 to confirm
that you will be attending.
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Now is the time to . . .
GIVE BACK TO
YOUR COMMUNITY!
Volunteers are needed to help with Flag Football and
much more. Whether you want to volunteer at The
Community House or another agency in the area, we
can match you with a meaningful opportunity.
ANYONE CAN VOLUNTEER:
Students, professionals, stay-at-home
parents, families and retirees.
Marcie McGonagle Director, Volunteer
Services (630) 323-7500, ext. 228
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Our mission is: “building community
through excellence and innovation in
socially relevant programs.”
COMMUNITY SERVICES GUIDE The first “side” of that mission relates to providing the
recreation and educational programs you are looking for in
this program guide, as you are used to doing.
Volunteer Services 3
The second “side” of our mission relates to the community
and social services we provide, which you may not know
Charlie’s Gift Autism Center 4-7 about! We’re dedicated to meeting the growing and changing
needs in our community, and reaching out to help others
Willowbrook Corner 8 when then need it. Below are just a few of our initiatives,
which we hope will give you a better understanding of who
we are and what we do. The Community House is more
Counseling 9 than bricks and mortar; we are an agency that cares; and an
agency that takes care of our community members.
Facility Rental Information 10 Charlie’s Gift Autism Center: This new program of The
Community House, provides a multi-disciplinary approach
to providing services to children and families dealing with
autism and related disorders. Charlie’s Gift services include:
speech and language therapy, behavior therapy, recreation
therapy, occupational therapy, counseling, parent and sibling
support groups and much more all in one place to offer stability
and routine for our clients.
There are Counseling Services: It’s a challenging economic environment
out there for all of us. It’s taken a toll on families, on marriages
and on the psyche of many individuals. The Community
House counseling staff provides quality mental health care to
Two Sides people of all ages, families and groups, on a sliding fee scale.
The Willowbrook Corner Initiative: The Community
to Every House provides a safe, supervised after school program in
the Willowbrook Corner neighborhood, as well as a summer
camp program to make sure children thrive emotionally and
educationally despite their socioeconomic conditions.
Story… Volunteer Service assistance allows people to give back to

Two Sides to Every Story


their local community. We will match people with volunteer
opportunities or at The Community House or other local
organizations. Learn how to make the world a better place
And we want to share through volunteerism.
both of OURS with you! The Community House also offers a number of programs
and services for our Active Adults. Whether someone is
Here at The Community House, Community interested in playing bridge, taking exercise classes, receiving
tax preparation assistance or taking computer lessons the
is our middle name, and that means we listen Active Adults program offers it all. Many enjoyable trips and
in-house social events are also available. You’ll find many of
to you - our users, our members and our neighbors our program offerings in the program guide.
– to provide you with quality and excellence
These are just a few of the many
in all that we do. As a nonprofit 501(c)(3)
chapters of our story!
organization we are unique in that we provide
For more information on our social service initiatives or to
both recreation and educational programs as well make a contribution, please visit our website at
www.thecommunityhouse.org or call Heather at (630) 323-
as community and social service programs. 7500 ext. 255.
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T h e r e a r e T w o S i d e s t o Ever y St ory . . .
and we want to share BOTH of ours with you!
The “first” side The “second” side
Providing recreation and educational Introducing our New Logo . . . We are a nonprofit 501 (c) (3)
where our “2 sides” come together! organization (We receive NO tax
programs to people of all ages support!) and provide community
and walks of life. Our recreational and social service outreach programs
activities provide hundreds of to those in need. Services
opportunities each year to include: Charlie’s Gift Autism
strengthen bodies, provide Center, the Willowbrook Corner
socialization, build friendships Initiative, Comprehensive
Counseling Services, the Volunteer
and improve the quality of life for
Service Center as well as Jordan
all those who participate. Crist Scholarship Fund, which
provides scholarships for our
various program offerings.
(Applications available upon request)
Our mission: “ Building community through excellence
and innovation in socially relevant programs”
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