Children Programs

Critter Class

Ages 4-12
LCC (Room 1) Entry C
This 4-week class offered by Crosstown Exotics is an introduction to the World’s most misunderstood creatures, reptiles, amphibians and bugs! We will teach the importance of these creatures to the environment as well as their natural history and how to take care of them as pets. Each class, students will have the opportunity to photograph, touch and handle the animals. Some classes may take place outdoors, so dress accordingly. No open-toed shoes. Class on December 9 will be held in the Bi-Centennial Room, Entry E.

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21120-A1  TH 12/2-12/23 6:00-7:00pm $55/$60

Chess Wizards     

Ages 6-12
Administration Building (All-Purpose Room)
Enter into the magical and exciting world of chess with Chess Wizards! You will participate in epic chess games, fun and interactive lessons, tournaments, team matches, trivia and more! Our specialized classes are a blast for everyone first through seventh grade. Whether you have been playing chess for your entire life and want to improve, are brand new to the game, or you just want to have a fun experience with your friends – Chess Wizards is the place for you!
Winter/Spring Dates Coming Soon!

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Ages 5-11
LCC (Room 3) Entry D
Instructed by: Afterschool Enrichment Solutions
This exciting new program from Afterschool Enrichment Solutions brings together elements of science, art and math in a hands-on, action-packed environment! Students will conduct experiments, play educational games and unlock their creativity through building challenges and projects. No experience necessary!

Activity Day Date Time  R/NR Skip Dates
28157-A1  TU 10/5-11/30 5:30-6:30pm  $156/$161 11/23

Magic Class   

Ages 5-12
LCC (Room 1) Entry C
Instructed by: Magic Team of Gary Kantor
Children will have a great time learning a collection of fascinating and mesmerizing tricks from the “Magic Team of Gary Kantor”! They will amaze family and friends with tricks that involve cards, ropes, coins, mind-reading and more. All materials are provided, and each child receives a magic kit to take home. Children are grouped by age and learn tricks that are age appropriate. Additionally, you can sign up for multiple classes since brand new tricks are taught at each session!

Activity Day Date Time  R/NR
21260-A1  TU 10/12 6:45-7:40pm $20/$25
21260-A2 W 12/15 5:00-5:55pm $20/$25 – FULL

Rising Star Musical Theater

Ages 6-11
LCC (Room 1) Entry C
Explore your dramatic and creative side while learning theatrical terms, musical concepts, and basic dance steps. Students will learn acting warmups, improv games and how to make props. They will also prepare a short performance of a popular musical such as “Beauty and the Beast”, “Frozen” or “101 Dalmatians” to be given during the final class.

Activity Day Date Time  R/NR
20151-A1 TU 9/7-10/19 6:45-7:45pm $117/$122

Horseback Riding

Age 7 & Older
Get up and go! It’s time to ride at Nova Quarter Horses! Fun for all ages at any riding level, no previous experience is needed. Come out to learn both Western and English disciplines taught by our highly qualified trainers and instructors. We offer both an indoor and outdoor arena, so Nova is able to offer lessons year-round. A 5-lesson card includes 5 individual one hour group lessons. Helmets are available at parent’s request. Once your lesson card is purchased, call Nova to schedule your lessons at (708) 479-3696. There is a limit of one 5-lesson card per family. Jeans and boots or hard soled shoes are required.

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27256-A2   $219/$224
Location:         Nova Quarter Horses, Inc.
10129 W. 187th Street, Mokena