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Branson Show Extravaganza – NEW

Ages 21+
Dates: April 10-14
5 Days • 8 Meals  Take a group bus tour to Branson, the “Live Music Show Capital of the World!” Our Branson bus trip brings you a rich array of music and comedy. The “Dublins Irish Tenors” dazzle you with talent you wouldn’t think possible. The “Duttons Show” is a hit variety experience by a highly talented family and the “Million Dollar Quartet” relives an unforgettable night when four rock and roll legends made an impromptu recording. The musical dinner cruise aboard the Showboat Branson Belle is a highlight of our Branson bus tour. • Motorcoach transportation • 4 nights lodging • 8 meals including: 4 breakfasts and 4 dinners • Admission to 7 Fabulous Branson Shows including: 3 Morning Shows: Puttin’ On The Ritz Show, Brett Family Show, and Dublin’s Irish Tenors with special guests The Celtic Ladies • 3 Evening Shows: Liverpool Legends Show “The Complete Beatles Experience”, Million Dollar Quartet Show, & 70S Musical Celebration • Showboat Branson Belle

Time/Location: Depart from Douglass Annex at 8am Fee: $495 per person double occupancy; $75 deposit due at sign-up. Payments may be made in monthly installments with final payment due February 3. Travel insurance is available for an additional charge. Photos, video, and information available at www.GroupTrips.com/ChampaignParkDistrict

Questions: darius.white@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3961


Introduction to Model Rocketry

All Ages
Here’s your opportunity to get started in this fun and exciting hobby. We will give a short presentation on what is involved in building and flying model rockets and how anyone can get involved in the hobby. No pre-registration is necessary. For further information call 217-359-8225 or check the web page at ciarocketry.org.

Tuesday, May 2
7:00 pm
Springer Cultural Center
Fee (R|NR):
Questions: sean.hurst@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3901


Making Miniatures from Ordinary Things

Ages 8+
Imagine taking a bottle cap and turning it into a cool, miniature lampshade! In this class, learn to turn scraps and ordinary, inexpensive materials into miniature furniture and other items for dollhouses. You don’t have a dollhouse? No problem. Build a foam core room box, paper a cardboard box with mini prints from a wallpaper sample book, or display your creations on a shelf. Most materials will be furnished. The Intermediate class is for those who have attended the Beginner class or a class from a previous session.

Mondays – Beginner
Tuesday – Intermediate
2:30 – 4:30 pm
Springer Cultural Center
Fee (R|NR):
Questions: michelle.olden@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3909


TIPS (Training for Intervention Procedures)

Ages 18+
Alcohol servers in the State of Illinois are required to obtain Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Server Education Training (BASSET) certification. The Champaign Park District will now be offering TIPS Server Training which is an approved BASSET program. TIPS is a skill-based training program that is designed to prevent intoxication, underage drinking, and drunk driving. On completion of the course you will receive both TIPS and BASSET Certification cards. This four hour course and certification is valid for three years.

Alternative training dates may be available for guaranteed groups of 10 or more; please contact instructor to schedule.

June 15, 5:30-9:30p
July 8, 10:00a-2:00pm
August 10,

Hays Recreation Center
Fee (R|NR):
Questions: zoe.stinson@champaignparks.com or wendy.zindars@champaignparks.com


Douglass Talent Show Performer

Ages 6+
Are you interested in participating in the Douglass Park Talent Show? Register today to be in the show! All interested performers will need to have their act approved by Douglass Park Staff prior to the show. Potential acts will be contacted by staff after registration. All performers will be required to attend a dress rehearsal the week of the show.

Friday, May 5
5:30 pm

Douglass Community Center
Fee (R|NR):
Questions: tiffany.white@champaignparks.com or 217-398-2573


3, 2, 1 . . . Blast Off!

Ages 8-12, with adult
Come out and have a BLAST at the Champaign Park District Model Rocket Workshop. Each participant will make his or her own model rocket and learn how to launch it. Rockets will be built in the morning regardless of the weather, and then flown in the afternoon at Dodds Park, weather permitting.

Saturday, May 13
9:00 – 11:00 am

Leonhard Recreation Center
Fee (R|NR):
  $24|$36 (includes rocket kit)
Instructor: Central Illinois Aerospace
Questions: sean.hurst@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3901


Learn to Fish

All Ages
People of all ages can learn to fish at these free clinics run by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Individuals and groups are invited to join us at Kaufman Lake. Each clinic will have two portions: education and actual fishing. The education portion will last about 45 minutes and focus on safety, fishing techniques, proper ethics and aquatic ecology. Fishing equipment and bait will be provided. Registration for this program is required. Children under the age of 18 SHOULD be supervised by an adult. Children under the age of 13 MUST be supervised by an adult.

June – July
 9:00 – 11:30 am
1:00 – 3:30 pm

Kaufman Lake
Fee (R|NR):
Questions: zoe.stinson@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3931


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.

April 1 & 29, June 3, July 1 & 29, August 26
8:00 – 10:00 pm
CUAS Observatory
Fee (R|NR):

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.

June 17, July 15, August 19
9:00 am- 3:00 pm
Springer Cultural Center
Fee (R|NR):
Questions: sean.hurst@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3901


Go Ape! Treetop Adventure: Chicago

Ages 16+
Summer time shouldn’t be all about the kids! Take a day to yourself and bring a friend or two for
a treetop adventure in Chicago, IL! Zip line through the Bemis Woods and take in all the beautiful
sights and sounds of the great outdoors. Fee covers park admission and transportation. For more
information please visit the website: www.goape.com.

Saturday, August 5
9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Depart/Return: Springer Cultural Center
Fee (R|NR):
Questions: tiffany.white@champaignparks.com or 217-398-2573


St. Louis City Museum

Ages 13+
Enjoy a day-long adventure to the City Museum in St. Louis, MO! Price includes transportation and admission to all areas of the museum including the rooftop. Please bring extra money for food (no outside food allowed). Review the City Museum website for more information: www.citymuseum.org.

Saturday, July 22
9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Depart/Return: Douglass Community Center
Fee (R|NR): $46|$67.50
Questions: tiffany.white@champaignparks.com or 217-398-2573


Parents’ Night Out

K-5th graders
Go on a date or head to Sholem’s Adult Swim Night and leave the childcare to us. Your kiddos will have a blast with our fun, energetic, and highly-trained staff. Children must bring their own sack meal (no peanut products, please). A light snack will be provided. Parents’ Night Out is TV-free.

Saturday, July 29
6:00 – 10:00 pm
Leonhard Recreation Center
Fee (R|NR):
Questions: shannon.meissner@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3988


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