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Posted on: December 5, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Niles Teen Center- Week of December 7

Please find below information on events and activities taking place at or with the Niles Teen Center in the next couple of weeks.

1) Quarterly Mailing and Membership Renewals
Everyone should have received an envelope from Mark in the mail with the newsletter and calendars. Some of you also received membership renewal forms. If you are expired or expiring soon, please sign and return the forms with proper payment so that you (or your teen) can continue to participate in our programs.

2) Tues. December 8 – NHL 15- 4:00 pm
Most Tuesdays at 4:00p.m., Nick will set up tournaments for video games and table games like Foosball, Air Hockey, Darts, NBA2K15 or Call of Duty 3. Prizes may be awarded to winners.

3) Thursday, December 10- Speaker Series- OWL Outreach program- 5:30- 6:30 pm
Mark Spreyer, Executive Director of the Stillman Nature Center in Barrington, will bring 3 owls from their permanently injured collection. He will explain the importance of owls and their place in the natural food chain.

4) Teen Center CLOSED on Friday, December 11
for Village of Niles Holiday Party

5) Staff on Vacation- this week
Mark will be out on vacation on Wednesday, December 9. Halley, Nick and Ann will be supervising the teen center while Mark is out.

Mark will also be out from Monday, December 14 through Friday, January 1st using a combination of sick days and vacation days.

6) Toys for Tots and Food Collection through December 17
The Niles Teen Center, in cooperation with the Village of Niles, will participate in the U.S. Marine Corps. Reserves “Toys for Tots” program. We will be collecting toys to be distributed to less fortunate children in the Chicago-land area. Please do not bring any stuffed animals or home-made items. All toys must be in their original packaging and no gift wrapping. We will also be collecting non-perishable food items for the Niles Food Pantry. Sorry, but there will not be any basketball playing allowed in the foyer until the Toys and Food Collection is finished.

7) Snowtubing Trip at Villa Olivia- Deadline Thursday, December 17- $35
Snowtubing is a great way to get out on the slopes, with or without any special snow sport skills. Villa Olivia offers two lanes of snowtubing and a magic carpet conveyor lift. Don’t miss this opportunity to spend your winter break out on the slopes with your friends! Be sure to layer up and wear regular snow boots (ski boots are not allowed). Bring extra money for lunch and a locker if you think you’ll need one. This trip is weather- permitting and may depart from a location other than the Niles Teen Center.
Date: Tuesday, December 29
Time: 9:00a.m. to 3:00p.m.
Min/Max: 4/8
Cost: $35 for ticket, transportation and supervision

8) Niles-Park Ridge Police Explorers Program- Recruitment Night Tuesday, December 8- 7:00 pm
See attached Flyer for more information

9) Introducing the Village of Niles Snow Shoveling Program!
The Village of Niles encourages residents to build a stronger sense of community by volunteering to shovel snow for their senior and/or disabled neighbors and friends who are unable to do the work on their own. The newly adopted Village of Niles Neighborhood HEROES Program connects residents with volunteers who are willing to provide snow shoveling services. Individuals requesting assistance, as well as individuals and/or organizations willing to volunteer, are encouraged to sign up now. Volunteers will be needed for the entire 2015-16 snow season. Your efforts will help create a safer community for everyone.

To RECEIVE assistance with shoveling:
If you are a Senior and/or a disabled Niles resident and in need of assistance, please contact the Niles Senior Center at (847)588-8420 to register. By registering for the program, we will do our best to match you up a with an available Volunteer within your neighborhood. Volunteers will be asked to remove snow from public walkways and front sidewalks. After the conclusion of a 3" or greater snowfall, Volunteers will visit their assigned home within 48 hours to remove snow. A waiver will need to be signed and submitted before any assistance is given. If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact the Niles Senior Center. Please note that as this is a completely Volunteer-based program, services will only be provided if a Volunteer is available in your neighborhood.
How to BECOME a HEROES Volunteer:
To Volunteer for the program, please go to to fill out a Senior Center Volunteer Application, you can then select the Neighborhood HEROES Program. Once an application is completed, we will contact you to match you up with a resident in need. If you are unavailable or out of town, we ask that you notify us so we can attempt to find a backup Volunteer for that specific clearing.
A waiver will need to be signed and submitted before the ability to give assistance.
If you are under the age of 18, a parental release waiver will need to be signed and returned to the Niles Senior Center.

10) Discounted Tickets for Harlem Globetrotters in Rosemont- $10 off
Performance dates on Tues. December 29 and Wed. Dec. 30
See the attached order form for more details

11) If you are new to the Teen Center and are enjoying your time with us, PLEASE ENCOURAGE YOUR FRIENDS TO JOIN TOO!!!

Please “like” the Niles Teen Center on Facebook to get program updates and see photos and video.

Also, you can follow us on Instagram @TheNilesTeenCenter-

WE ARE ON SNAPCHAT!!!- look us up @NilesTeenCenter
Ann and Halley will be working on snaps throughout our regular teen center programming.

13) Removal- If you want to be removed from this distribution list, please reply with the word “remove”, the teen center member’s name, and the email address to be removed.
Mark Williams
Niles Teen Center Director
Niles Teen Center
373 Golf Mill Center
Niles, IL 60714
847-588-6900- office

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