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Introduction to High Power Rocketry – FREE!

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 go to www.ciarocketry.org.

September 3
7:00 pm
Springer Cultural Center
Questions: sean.hurst@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3901

Rocket Launches – FREE!

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 go to www.ciarocketry.org.

Questions: sean.hurst@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3901

C.U.A.S. Family Skywatch – FREE!

Ages 5+
Join members of the Champaign-Urbana Astronomical Society, Inc. at their observatory, southwest of Champaign, for an evening under the stars. 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. Take interstate 57 south to the Monticello Road exit. Go west on Monticello Road for approximately 1.4 miles to crossroad 700 E. Go south on 700 E. for approximately 1 mile and you will see a sign for the observatory. Call 217-351-2567 for cancellation notices, or visit cuas.org.

September 7 at 7:00 pm
October 5 at 7:00 pm
November 2 at 7:00 pm

Location: CUAS Observatory
Fee (R|NR): FREE! 

Heartsaver Frist Aid, CPR/AED Classes By Vital Education & Supply, INC

Ages 9+
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.

September 21, October 19, November 16, & December 21
Saturdays, 9:00 am- 3:00 pm
Springer Cultural Center
Fee (R|NR): $75|$112.50
Questions: sean.hurst@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3901

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®.

October 7-November 4 (No Class Oct 14)
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Springer Cultural Center
Fee (R|NR): $45|$67.50
Questions: michelle.horvat@champaignparks.com or 217-398-2376


Gingerbread House Making

K-4th graders
Design your very own gingerbread house using cardboard, icing, and decorative candy – all provided. When it’s over, take your masterpiece home and leave the mess for us!

Location: 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!

Location: Springer Cultural Center
Fee (R/NR): $15/$22.50
Questions: melanie.kahler@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3919

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