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Holiday Activities for Kids

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!

Date: Saturday, December 4
Time: 1-2:15p
Deadline: November 27
Location: Springer Cultural Center
Fee (R/NR): $22/$33
Min/Max: 4/12
Questions: melanie.kahler@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3919

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KIDS HOLIDAY COOKIE DECORATING

K-4th graders
The holidays are almost here! Join us for this fun, interactive holiday class. Each child will decorate freshly baked holiday cookies to take home. All supplies will be provided, as well as a cup of delicious hot cocoa.

Date: Saturday, December 11
Time: 1-2:15p
Deadline: December 4
Location: Springer Cultural Center
Fee (R/NR): $22/$33
Min/Max: 4/12
Questions: melanie.kahler@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3919

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S.T.E.A.M. Programs

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.

Dates: 3/12, 4/9, 5/7
Time: 7p
Location: CUAS Observatory, 926 County Road 700E, Champaign
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 go to www.ciarocketry.org.

Questions: sean.hurst@champaignparks.org 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: Saturday, January 22, 2022-February 26, 2022
Deadline: January 15

Session 2

Date: Saturday, March 26, 2022-April 30, 2022
Deadline: March 19

Time: 1-:30a-12p
Location: Springer Cultural Center
Fee (R/NR): $50/$75
Instructor: Datia Rosenberg, Prenatal Educator & Birth Doula
Questions: sean.hurst@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3901

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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: Wednesday, January 19, 2022-February 23, 2022
Deadline: January 12

Session 2

Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2022-April 27, 2022
Deadline: March 16

Time: 7-8:30p
Location: Springer Cultural Center
Fee (R/NR): $50/$75
Instructor: Datia Rosenberg, Prenatal Educator & Birth Doula
Questions: sean.hurst@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3901

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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, March 5, 2022
Time: 10:30a-1p
Deadline: February 26

Session 2:

Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Time: 6:15p-8:45p
Deadline: March 2

Session 3:

Date: Saturday, May 7, 2022
Time: 10:30a-1p
Deadline: April 30

Session 4:

Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Time:6:15p-8:45p
Deadline: May 4

Fee (R/NR): $30/$45
Location: Springer Cultural Center
Instructor: Datia Rosenberg, Prenatal Educator & Birth Doula
Questions: sean.hurst@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3901

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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: January 15, February 19, March 19, April 16, & May 21
Day: Saturday
Fee (R/NR): $78/$117 
Location: Springer Cultural Center
Questions: sean.hurst@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3901

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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-AJanuary 13-February 17Thursday9:30a-10:15aJanuary 8
I-BJanuary 11-February 15Tuesday4:30-5:15pJanuary 8
II-AFebruary 24-March 31Thursday9:30a-10:15aFebruary 17
II-BFebruary 22-March 29Tuesday4:30-5:15pFebruary 17
III-AApril 7-May 12Thursday9:30a-10:15aApril 1
III-BApril 5-May 10Tuesday4:30-5:15pApril 1

Ages 7-11

SessionDateDayTimeDeadline
I-AJanuary 13-February 17Thursday10:30-11:15aJanuary 8
I-BJanuary 10-February 28*Monday5:30-6:15pJanuary 8
II-AJanuary 13-February 17*Thursday10:30a-11:15aFebruary 17
II-BMarch 7-April 11Monday5:30-6:15pMarch 2
III-AApril 7-May 12Thursday10:30a-11:15aApril 1
III-BApril 18-May 23Monday5:30-6:15pApril 13

Location: Zoom
Fee (R/NR): $80/$120
Instructor: Language in Action, Inc.
Questions: katherine.hicks@champaignparks.org or 217-398-2573

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ZOOM SPANISH CLASSES FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL A 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
IJanuary 11-February 15Tuesday4-4:45pJanuary 8
IFebruary 22-March 29Tuesday4-4:45pFebruary 17
IIIApril 5-May 10Tuesday4-4:45pApril 1

No Class: January 17, February 21
Location: Zoom
Fee (R/NR): $80/$120
Instructor: Language in Action, Inc.
Questions: katherine.hicks@champaignparks.org or 217-398-2573

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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
IJanuary 11-February 15Tuesday5:15-6:15pJanuary 8
IFebruary 22-March 29Tuesday5:15-6:15pFebruary 17
IIIApril 5-May 10Tuesday5:15-6:15pApril 1

Location: Zoom
Fee (R/NR): $80/$120
Instructor: Language in Action, Inc.
Questions: katherine.hicks@champaignparks.org or 217-398-2573

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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-AJanuary 11-February 15Tuesday10-11aJanuary 8
I-BJanuary 12-February 16Wednesday6-7pJanuary 8
II-AFebruary 22-March 29Tuesday10-11aFebruary 17
II-BFebruary 23-March 30Wednesday6-7pFebruary 17
III-AApril 5-May 10Tuesday10-11aApril 1
III-BApril 6-May 11Wednesday6-7pApril 1

Location: Zoom
Fee (R/NR): $80/$120
Instructor: Language in Action, Inc.
Questions: katherine.hicks@champaignparks.org or 217-398-2573

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ZOOM FRENCH & ITALIAN CLASSES FOR KIDS – 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

SessionDateDayTimeDeadline
IJanuary 10-February 28*Monday6:15-7pJanuary 8
IMarch 7-April 11Monday6:15-7pMarch 2
IIIApril 18-May 23Monday6:15-7pApril 1

I Speak Italian

SessionDateDayTimeDeadline
IJanuary 12-February 16Wednesday6:15-7pJanuary 8
IFebruary 23-March 30Wednesday6:15-7pFebruary 17
IIIApril 6-May 11Wednesday6:15-7pApril 1

No Class: January 17, February 21*
Location: Zoom
Fee (R/NR): $80/$120
Instructor: Language in Action, Inc.
Questions: katherine.hicks@champaignparks.org or 217-398-2573

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