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C.U.A.S. Family Skywatch

Ages 5+
Join members of the Champaign-Urbana Astronomical Society, Inc. at their observatory to see the stars and planets through the largest public telescope in East Central Illinois. All Skywatch sessions are cancelled in the event of cloudy weather. Call 217-351-2567 for cancellation notices. Visit cuas.org for directions. Located southwest of Champaign, south of Monticello Road on County Road 700E.

July 29, August 26, Sept 23, & October 28
Saturdays, 
8:00 – 10:00 pm
CUAS Observatory
Fee (R|NR):
 FREE! 

Heartsaver CPR Classes By Presence Hospital

Ages 9+cpr
The course covers topics ranging from heart attacks and strokes to animal bites and allergic reactions. Also covered is CPR for the adult, child and infant victim and AED use. A CPR certification card will be given after successful completion of class.

**In order to receive a refund, cancellation requests must be submitted at least two days prior to the class date.

August 19, September 16, October 21, November 18, December 16
Saturdays,
9:00 am- 3:00 pm
Springer Cultural Center
Fee (R|NR):
 $65|$97.50
Questions: sean.hurst@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3901

 

Rocket Launches

All Ages
The Central Illinois Aerospace Model Rocket Club schedules launches twice a month, generally on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays. Most of these are held at Dodds Park, though occasionally we will fly at other locations. If you have a model rocket, bring it and fly with us or just come out to watch. For further information call 217-359-8225 or check the web page at www.ciarocketry.org.

Generally 2nd & 4th Saturdays
Dodds Park
Fee (R|NR):
 FREE! 
Questions: sean.hurst@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3901

Introduction to High Power Rocketry

All Ages
Have you been flying model rockets for a while and are now interested in flying some of the bigger rockets? Here’s your opportunity to get started in this fun and exciting hobby. We will give a short
presentation and answer any questions on what is involved in getting started in high power rocketry. This is open to all ages. No pre-registration is necessary. For further information call 217-359-8225 or check the web page at www.ciarocketry.org.

Tuesday, Sep 5
7:00 pm
Springer Cultural Center
Fee (R|NR):
 FREE! 
Questions: sean.hurst@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3901

Fright Fest: Six Flags Chicago

Ages 16+ (under 16 requires adult chaperone)
Join us for some frightful festivities at Six Flags! You’ll have a ghoulish good time with hairraising shows, electrifying street entertainment, and thrilling haunted houses. Participants should bring extra money to purchase food and souvenirs. Don’t miss this spooktacular sweet time at Six Flags! Price includes admission and transportation.

Saturday, October 14
10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Depart/Return: Douglass Community Center
Fee (R|NR):
 $75|$112.50
Questions: tiffany.white@champaignparks.com or 217-398-2573

The Wonderful World of Babysitting

Ages 11-15
Become the babysitter that kids beg their parents to have! This class will teach you the basics and give you the confidence to successfully take on any babysitting job. You will be trained by certified staff on skills to become a safe, fun, and nurturing sitter. Our program features basic first aid, safety, age- appropriate games, and discipline techniques.

The Champaign Park District is an accredited program site through Safe Sitter®, the only national, nonprofit organization exclusively devoted to baby-sitting. You must attend all sessions in order to complete the course and to be certified by Safe Sitter®.

Mondays, October 16 – November 16
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Springer Cultural Center
Fee (R|NR):
 $45|$67.50
Questions: michelle.horvat@champaignparks.com or 217-398-2376

Gingerbread Making House

K – 4th graders
You supply the creativity, we’ll supply the rest! Design your very own gingerbread house using cardboard, icing, and decorative candy. When it’s over, take your masterpiece home and leave the mess for us!

Saturday, December 2
1:00 – 2:15 pm
Springer Cultural Center
Fee (R|NR):
 $15|$22.50
Questions: melanie.kahler@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3919

Design Your Own Ornaments

K – 4th graders
Handmade ornaments are always the favorites on the family holiday tree. Join us for a chance to make unique treasures for your tree! One-of-a-kind, handcrafted ornaments also make great gifts!

Saturday, December 16
1:00 – 2:15 pm
Springer Cultural Center
Fee (R|NR):
 $75|$112.50
Questions: melanie.kahler@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3919

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