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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, through 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

Location: Dodds Park 
Questions: sean.hurst@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3901


C.U.A.S. FAMILY SKYWATCH

Ages 5+
Join members of the Champaign-Urbana Astronomical Society, Inc. on select Saturdays 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 (visit cuas.org.).No registration required.

  • August 6: 8:30p-10:30p
  • September 5: 7-8p
  • October 1: 7-8p
  • October 29: 7-8p

Location: CUAS Observatory, 926 County Road 700E, Champaign
Questions: sean.hurst@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3901


Safety & Childcare Education

THE BABY BUNCH

Ages 18+
Mothers bring your newborn and join this social network. Interact with other new moms and share your joys, concerns, and struggles this new change in life presents. Our instructor will guide you and provide topics of discussion. Feel comfortable in this supportive atmosphere and discover new friendships.

Session 1

Date: Thursday, September 15 – October 20, 2022
Deadline: September 8

Session 2

Date: Thursday, November 3 – December 15, 2022
Deadline: October 27
No Class*: November 24

Time: 10:00 – 11:30a
Location: Springer Cultural Center
Fee (R/NR): $55/$82.50
Instructor: Datia Rosenberg, Prenatal Educator & Birth Doula
Questions: sean.hurst@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3901

 


PREPARING FOR BIRTH

Ages 18+
Explore and enjoy this special and life changing time in your life! Learn exercises, massage techniques and other comfort measures during pregnancy and labor. Based on the Lamaze philosophy of six healthy birth practices, you will learn to make informed decisions based on the latest scientific evidence. Focus on maintaining a healthy pregnancy, expectations during labor and empower yourself to give birth with confidence. Partners are not required but must register if participating.

Session 1

Date: Thursday, September 15 – October 20, 2022
Deadline: September 8

Session 2

Date: Thursday, November 3 – December 15, 2022
Deadline: October 27
No Class*: November 24

Time: 7-8:30p
Location: Springer Cultural Center
Fee (R/NR): $55/$82.50
Instructor: Datia Rosenberg, Prenatal Educator & Birth Doula
Questions: sean.hurst@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3901


EXPRESS LAMAZE WORKSHOPS

Ages 18+
Are you pregnant and haven’t taken a prenatal education or birthing class? Are you running out of time or unable to commit to a full class? These workshops cover the six healthy birth practices and some comfort measures, plus a question and answer period. As a Lamaze certified childbirth educator and a birth Doula certified with DONA International, Datia Rosenberg discusses topics like: healthy pregnancy, nutrition and exercise, labor and symptoms, natural remedies for pain relief, comfort measures during labor, and more. Partners are not required but must register if participating.

Session 1:

Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022
Time: 10:30a-1p
Deadline: August 13

Session 2:

Date: Thursday, August 25, 2022
Time: 6:15p-8:45p
Deadline: August 18

Location: Springer Cultural Center
Fee (R/NR): $33/$49.50
Instructor: Datia Rosenberg, Prenatal Educator & Birth Doula
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®.

Date: Mondays, October 3 – October 24, 2022
Time: 4-5:30p
Fee (R/NR): $55/$82.50
Min/Max: 4/8
Deadline: September 26
Location: Springer Cultural Center
Questions: michelle.horvat@champaignparks.org or 217-398-2376


 

HEARTSAVER FIRST AID, CPR/AED CLASSES BY VITAL EDUCATION & SUPPLY 

Ages 9+
This 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.

Dates: May 21, June 18, July 16, and August 20, 2022
Day: Saturday
Fee (R/NR): $78/$117 
Location: Springer Cultural Center
Questions: sean.hurst@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3901


Languages

All Language in Action classes teach different concepts and can be taken independently of each other. You do not have to take the classes in order.


ZOOM SPANISH CLASSES FOR KIDS – LIVE

Ages 3-6 & 7-11
Join us right from your living room as we explore new cultures and learn the Spanish language via the interactive Zoom platform! Younger children will learn conversational Spanish through fun and interactive activities and music while older children will also learn some Spanish phonetics to begin reading and writing in Spanish. Taught live by a Language in Action, Inc. instructor. Zoom login information will be emailed to participants before the first class.

Ages 3-6

SessionDateDayTimeDeadline
I-ASept 15-Oct 20Thursday9:30a-10:15aSept 7
I-BSept 15-Oct 20Thursday5-5:45pSept 7
II-AOct 27-Dec 8*Thursday9:30a-10:15aOct 19
II-BOct 27-Dec 8*Thursday5-5:45pOct 19

Ages 7-11

SessionDateDayTimeDeadline
I-ASept 15-Oct 20Thursday10:30-11:15aSept 7
I-BSept 15-Oct 20Thursday6:15p-7pSept 7
II-AOct 27-Dec 8*Thursday10:30-11:15aOct 19
II-BOct 27-Dec 8*Thursday6:15-7pOct 19

No Class*: Nov 22, 23
Location: Zoom
Fee (R/NR): $89/$133.50
Instructor: Language in Action, Inc.
Questions: katherine.hicks@champaignparks.org or 217-398-2573


ZOOM SPANISH CLASSES FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL & JR. HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS – LIVE

6th – 8th graders
This class is a great supplement to middle school or junior high Spanish classes or may also be taken by students not enrolled in a school Spanish class. Students will learn Spanish grammar and communication skills that will give them a strong foundation for high school Spanish. Classes are taught live by a Language in Action, Inc. instructor. Zoom login information will be emailed to participants before the first class.

SessionDateDayTimeDeadline
ISept 13-Oct 18Tuesday5:30-6:15pSept 7
IIOct 25-Dec 6*Tuesday5:30-6:15pOct 19

No Class*: Nov 22
Location: Zoom
Fee (R/NR): $89/$133.50
Instructor: Language in Action, Inc.
Questions: katherine.hicks@champaignparks.org or 217-398-2573


ZOOM SPANISH CLASSES FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS – LIVE

9th – 12th graders
This class is a great supplement to high school Spanish classes or may also be taken by students not enrolled in a high school Spanish class. High school students will cover basic grammar points and vocabulary and practice conversational skills. Classes taught live by a Language in Action, Inc. instructor. Zoom login information will be emailed to participants before the first class.

SessionDateDayTimeDeadline
ISept 13-Oct 18Tuesday6:30-7:15pSept 7
IIOct 25-Dec 6*Tuesday6:30-7:15pOct 19

No Class*: Nov 22
Location: Zoom
Fee (R/NR): $89/$133.50
Instructor: Language in Action, Inc.
Questions: katherine.hicks@champaignparks.org or 217-398-2573


ZOOM SPANISH FOR ADULTS – LIVE

Ages 18+
Have you ever wanted to learn a foreign language, but never had the opportunity? Now is the time! Stay connected and learn Spanish from the safety and comfort of your own home via the interactive Zoom platform! In this class you will learn conversational Spanish that you can immediately begin using. The class will be tailored to the needs of the students enrolled. Taught live by a Language in Action, Inc. instructor. Zoom login information will be emailed to participants before the first class.

SessionDateDayTimeDeadline
I-ASept 13-Oct 18Tuesday10-11aSept 9
I-BSept 14-Oct 19Wednesday6-7pSept 9
II-AOct 25-Dec 6*Tuesday10-11aOct 21
II-BOct 26-Dec 7*Wednesday6-7pOct 21

No Class*: Nov 22, 23
Location: Zoom
Fee (R/NR): $89/$133.50
Instructor: Language in Action, Inc.
Questions: katherine.hicks@champaignparks.org or 217-398-2573


ZOOM FRENCH & ITALIAN CLASSES FOR KIDS & ADULTS – LIVE

Ages 7-11
Join us right from your living room as we explore new cultures and learn the French and Italian languages via the interactive Zoom platform! Taught live by a Language in Action, Inc. instructor. Zoom login information will be emailed to participants before the first class.

I Speak French

AgeSessionDateDayTimeDeadline
7-11ISept 12-Oct 24*Monday5-5:45pSept 7
7-11IINov 7-Dec 12Monday5-5:45pOct 25
18+ISept 12-Oct 24*Monday6-7pSept 7
18+IINov 7-Dec 12Monday6-7pOct 25

I Speak Italian 

AgesSessionDateDayTimeDeadline
7-11ISept 14-Oct 19Wednesday5-5:45pSept 7
7-11IIOct 26-Dec 7*Wednesday5-5:45pOct 19
18+ISept 14-Oct 19Wednesday6-7pSept 9
18+IIOct 26-Dec 7*Wednesday6-7pOct 19

No Class*: Oct 10, Nov 23
Location: Virtual
Fee (R/NR): $89/$133.50
Instructor: Language in Action, Inc.
Questions: katherine.hicks@champaignparks.org or 217-398-2573

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