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Each participant must turn in a completed waiver and photo release form prior to participating in programming. Program registration is first come, first served. Reservations are not finalized until payment has been received.


Refund only available if MPD cancels class, or participant gives 5 business days notice of inability to attend. Allow two weeks processing for all refunds.

Program Catalog

Zumbini

Created by Zumba® and BabyFirst for kids ages 0-4, the Zumbini® program combines music, movement and educational tools for 45 minutes of can’t-stop, won’t-stop bonding, learning, and fun. The Zumbini program is where the science of child development meets the magic of Zumba. The one price covers all the children and the caregiver in your family as well as 2 CDs, song/story book and a plush figure. Come have a blast for the next 8 weeks. Make sure to preregister on Zumbini.com. Minimum of 6 registrants and 10 maximum. Ages: 0-4

Code Date Time Location In/Out of District Fee
Visit Zumbini.com Thurs Sept 7 - Oct 26 10:30-11:15AM MPD Office $155 per family
Visit Zumbini.com Thurs Sept 7 - Oct 26 11:45-12:30PM MPD Office $155 per family

Sweeties Making Sweets

Make sweet treats with a bit of assistance from the adult who brought you, as this may be messy. We will use a microwave and be making fun, yummy items that are sure to ruin your dinner! Please list any allergies. Adult must stay. Minimum of 5 Participants. Must register 2 days before start of class. Ages: 3-6

Code Date Time Location In/Out of District Fee
03-101-17 Tues Oct 2, 10, 17, 24 9:00-10:00AM MPD Office $20/$25 for all sessions

Winter Snowman

Let's get out the paints and create a fun winter scene during this 2 hour class. Joe will take the kids through a colorful acrylic painting. This class is best for kids 6-13 and everything is supplied. Please wear an old shirt in case of mishaps. Minimum of 5 registrants. Ages: 6-13

Code Date Time Location In/Out of District Fee
03-202-17 Sat, Dec 16 10:00-12:00 PM MPD Office $15/$18

Drawing Colormania!

Let's have fun drawing. Joe is a longtime artist who is great teaching kids. He has a friendly, easy-going style that he developed form his days on the Captain Jinks show. This 2 hour class is all about COLOR. Use pencils and markers to create some full color art as well as a Halloween drawing. This class is best for ages 6-13. Minimum of 5 registrants. Ages: 6-13

Code Date Time Location In/Out of District Fee
03-203-17 Sat, Oct 07 10:00-12:00 PM MPD Office $15/$18

Minecraft

Participants will explore basic engineering concepts, take on a building challenge, and enjoy some free time to play and learn with other Minecraft players. This program is open to PE, mobile devices, and PC versions of Minecraft, but participants will be unable to play across versions. Ages: 7-12

Code Date Time Location In/Out of District Fee
03-204-17 Sept 8, 29 Oct 13,27 Nov 17 Dec 1 6:00-7:30 PM MPD Office All: $40/$45 - One: $12/$14

Card Design

Come enjoy some “you time” or bring a friend or your child. Now that school has started there is sure to be a need for birthday cards. We will provide a few samples and precut supplies for you to make three cards. Change the layout and make them your own or copy the sample. Its up to you! Ages 8+ with adult, 16+ welcome without an adult. Ages: 8+

Code Date Time Location In/Out of District Fee
03-206-17 Sun Aug 27 3:00-5:00 PM MPD Office $12/$15

Christmas Tags

Grab some friends and come make beautiful handmade gift tags.Handmade tags can make brown paper look elegant or dress up inexpensive papers (yes, even newsprint!). A handmade tag can express the care that has gone into wrapping and selecting that perfect gift inside the box. Price is for 10 tags. Want more? Let us know at registration. Must register 5 days in advance. Ages: 13 +

Code Date Time Location In/Out of District Fee
03-301-17 Sat, Dec 02 2:00-4:00 PM MPD Office $15/$18

Christmas Card Making

Pre-order your Christmas cards from a choice of specific designs. Our designer needs to know a quantity 14 days in advance. Then come up and assemble them with the company of fellow card makers while listening to Christmas music and munching on festive cookies. Registration costs as follows: 25 cards for $40 then you may add-on (10 cards for $16, 25 cards for $40) for the quantity you need. Ages: 13+

Code Date Time Location In/Out of District Fee
03-302-17 Sun Nov 19 1:00-4:00 PM MPD Office See above

Table Centerpiece

Come do some crafting and make a centerpiece for the holiday. We will make a perfect reusable festive piece. Will you keep it for your own house or give it as a hostess thank you? Must register 5 days in advance. Please call for inquiries on design. Ages: 13+

Code Date Time Location In/Out of District Fee
03-303-17 Sat Oct 21 2:00-4:00 PM MPD Office $50/$55

Fall Wreath

Come enjoy some “you time” or bring some friends. We will be making a fall wreath to enjoy for the season. Must register 5 days in advance. Please call for inquiries on design. Ages: 13+

Code Date Time Location In/Out of District Fee
03-305-17 Sun Sept 24 1:00-3:30 PM MPD Office $50/$55

Fondant Flowers

Want to take your cake decorating up a notch? Fondant can be intimidating at first look. Come learn some techniques and tips for working with it and creating amazing flowers that are edible. This class is for everyone ages 13+. Minimum of 5, maximum of 10. Must register by Oct 11. Ages: 13+

Code Date Time Location In/Out of District Fee
03-306-17 Sun Oct 15 1:00-2:30 PM MPD Office $50/$55

Cookie Decorating

Come learn some sugar cookie decorating for your holiday baking. Come join Cheri as she walks you through various techniques and designs. We will decorate 6 cookies that you take home. These freeze very well, so you could keep them as an example (if you can manage to not eat them). This class needs a minimum of 10 participants and will be capped at 20. Registration for this class closes on December 1 at 12 pm. Ages: 13+

Code Date Time Location In/Out of District Fee
03-307-17 Sat Dec 09 9:00-12:00 PM MPD Office $25/$30

Grandview Canvas Night

Joe will take you through the process of creating a stunning scene of Grandview Drive. All skill levels are welcome. Joe has taught drawing and painting to folks of all ages for several years. All supplies are provided. Come ready to have a fun, relaxing experience where you will create your very own masterpiece that could be perfect for a holiday gift. Minimum of 5 participants. Ages: 14+

Code Date Time Location In/Out of District Fee
03-401-17 Fri Sept 22 6:00-8:00 PM MPD Office $18/$23

Creek Canvas Night

Joe will take you through the process of creating a captivating snowy creek scene. All skill levels are welcome. Joe has taught drawing and painting to folks of all ages for several years. All supplies are provided. Come ready to have a fun, relaxing experience where you will create your very own masterpiece that could be perfect for a holiday gift . Minimum of 5 participants. Ages: 14+

Code Date Time Location In/Out of District Fee
03-402-17 Wed Nov 15 6:00-8:00 PM MPD Office $18/$23

Girls’ Night Out

Girls’ Night Out is a once-a-month social program for girls (ages 13-22) with developmental or learning differences and their peers/mentors. The program is all about providing a fun, casual social outlet where girls can be themselves, make new friends, and try out new activities.


You can register for each Saturday program by itself, but we prefer each participant register for the entire nine month series. The cost of admission will cover a dinner of pizza and drinks, reimburse the program for material costs associated with any activity, and provides a small stipend to the Park District to assist with cleaning and facility use fees. It is important that each student that attends brings $10.00 in cash with them when they arrive.


Each Saturday will consist of a planned activity that is facilitated by a community volunteer, pizza, and a movie selected by the group. All of the participants will be connected with a mentor/peer in the same age range, but the program is a group program, so all participants and mentors work together and do activities together. Some activities that are planned: Painting, Yoga, Game Night, Talent Night, Card Making/Stamping Art, Cheerleading, Dance, “Mom’s Helper”/Babysitting Class, First Aid Class – Basics, Staying Healthy – Learning to Work With Your Doctor to Stay Healthy, Collage Art, Cooking/Cookie Decorating, and Glamour Night. Ages: 13-22

Code Date Time Location In/Out of District Fee
03-901-17 Sat Aug 19, Sept 23, Oct 21, Nov 18, Dec 16, Jan 13 5:30-9:30 PM MPD Office $10 - bring that night

Photography

This class is for you no matter what your level. Our instructor will teach you about camera basics, shooting in manual, focusing modes, white balance, and composition basics. You will leave the 2 hour class feeling more confident about using your digital camera. Minimum of 4 participants must register 2 days in advance. Ages: 14+

Code Date Time Location In/Out of District Fee
03-403-17 Sun Sept 10 1:00-3:30PM MPD Office $20/$25

DDP Yoga

This hybrid workout takes traditional yoga and adds dynamic resistance, active breathing techniques and power movements to create a workout like no other. This program is appropriate for all fitness levels. Certified DDP Yoga Instructor Adam Bockler will take you through his four month series. Ages: 16+

Code Date Time Location In/Out of District Fee
03-501-17 Thurs June-Dec 21 6:30-7:30 PM MPD Office $100/$110, $10/$11

CPR/First Aid

Arm yourself with the knowledge to help others. Have you always wanted to know how to perform CPR? What to do if you overheat? Do you know how to use an AED? Are you responsible for children or fellow adults or elderly? You need this course. Elete Safety will be here to certify you. Locally owned, they bring knowledge and hands-on learning to the general public. Ages: Any Age

Code Date Time Location In/Out of District Fee
03-902-17 Sat Aug 26 9:00-12:00 PM MPD Office $50 Due at Class

Health Matters with Matthew

Learn from Doctor of Pharmacy and Metamora native Matthew Winkler. Come join our pharmacist as he discusses some important matters. At this quarterly seminar we will learn about things that matter to our health. There will be an open time to ask the pharmacist about the discussion as well. You matter, your health matters. There is no fee for these seminars. If you feel inclined to donate towards refreshments you may do so.


September topic-Cold and Flu: Topics covered will include prevention and the best ways of treating yourself or a loved one in the case of illness. There are ways to feel better both with or without the help of modern medicine, and Matthew knows all about it.


December topic-Tummy Troubles: How is your belly holding up to your food choices this holiday? Come hear how to help your digestive tract feel better after overindulgance in quality and quanity. Upset stomachs and other issues do not need to keep you stuck at home for the season. Ages: Any age

Code Date Time Location In/Out of District Fee
03-604-17 Tues Sept 19 10:00-11:00 AM MPD Office Free
03-605-17 Tues Dec 19 10:00-11:00 AM MPD Office Free

Introduction to Essential Oils

Essential oils are everywhere. What do you need to know? How can they help you? What do you need to look for? Join us to learn more. Please pre-register. Minimum 7 participants. Must register 2 days in advance. Ages: Adult

Code Date Time Location In/Out of District Fee
03-601-17 Wed Aug 23 7:00-8:00 PM MPD Office $5/$6

Essential Oils and Your Family

Essential oils can help with your family whether used topically or diffused. Come learn more about best practices and what is what! Please pre-register. Minimum 7 participants. Must register 2 days in advance. Ages: Adult

Code Date Time Location In/Out of District Fee
03-602-17 Wed Sept 06 7:00-8:00 PM MPD Office $5/$6

Essential Oils Around the House

Essential oils are for more than just diffusing and using topically. Come learn more ways to use around the house such as in cooking and cleaning. Please pre-register. Minimum 7 participants. Must register 2 days in advance. Ages: Adult

Code Date Time Location In/Out of District Fee
03-603-17 Wed Sept 20 7:00-8:00 PM MPD Office $5/$6

Geocaching

Looking for a fun, family-friendly way to exercise both mind and body? Try geocaching ("jee-oh-cash-ing"), the outdoor adventure that's akin to a modern- day treasure hunt! Only instead of a worn map marked with an X, you use a GPS-enabled device and a set of coordinates. And instead of hunting for a buried chest, you're looking for a cache of goodies hidden in an eco-friendly site above ground. This class will introduce you to the world of geocaching and is sure to be a blast for the whole family! Please download a geocaching app of your choice to your cell phone before arriving and be ready for some light hiking on the trails....bring a water bottle and your sense of adventure! Meet at the back baseball shelter at BPP. Ages: Any age

Code Date Time Location In/Out of District Fee
03-701-17 Sun Aug 27 12:30-2:30PM BPP Baseball Shelter $10/$12 per family, $5/6 per individual
03-702-17 Sun Oct 29 12:00-3:00PM BPP Baseball Shelter $10/$12 per family, $5/6 per individual

Guided Hike Walking Softly in the Woods

Join us on a guided walk and learn a bit about how to respect and maintain your trail system. We will discuss how to "leave no trace" on our exploration. Not sure what to bring on future hikes? We will discuss that as well; this time just bring some water, bug spray, and wear sensible footwear. This is a family style hike for all ages. Minors must have a guardian present. While there is no fee or registration for this guided hike it is suggested to make a donation of $2 a person or $5 a family. Should we have inclement weather we will post on Facebook about cancellation. Ages: Any Age

Code Date Time Location In/Out of District Fee
03-703-17 Wed Sept 20 10:00-11:30 AM BPP Lee Log Cabin Donation

Guided Hike: Fall Colors

Join us on a guided walk and enjoy the wonderful trees and plants at BPP this fall. See how many colors you can spot. This is a family style hike for all ages. Minors must have an adult present. While there is no fee or registration for this guided hike it is suggested to make a donation of $2 a person or $5 a family. Should we have inclement weather we will post on Facebook about cancellation. Ages: Any Age

Code Date Time Location In/Out of District Fee
03-704-17 Sat Oct 28 10:00-11:30 AM BPP Lee Log Cabin Donation

Guided Hike: Sights and Sounds of BPP

Join us on a guided walk and listen for all the sounds of nature before winter starts. All the animals and plants are gearing up for their winter slumber; come notice how they do that. This is a family style hike for all ages. Minors must have an adult present. While there is no fee or registration for this guided hike it is suggested to make a donation of $2 a person or $5 a family. Should we have inclement weather we will post on Facebook about cancellation. Ages: Any Age

Code Date Time Location In/Out of District Fee
03-705-17 Wed Nov 15 10:00-11:30 AM BPP Lee Log Cabin Donation