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Posted on: March 21, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Niles Teen Center- Week of March 21

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

1) Dave & Busters (Spring Break Trip)- Deadline Tues. March 22
Have you ever dreamed of driving a Batmobile, or getting transported to a galaxy far, far away? Batman and Star Wars are just a few of the games you can play when you join us on a trip to Dave and Busters, located in Addison. Fee includes lunch, a $20 game card, and transportation. This trip may depart from a location other than the Niles Teen Center.
Date: Wednesday, March 30
Time: 12:00- 4:00 pm
Min/Max: 4/8
Cost: $50 for transportation, supervision and lunch

2) Swimming & Basketball Day (Spring Break)- Deadline Thurs. March 24
Come join the Niles Teen Center as Nick takes you (using the Niles Free Bus) to the Niles Fitness Center to have fun swimming and playing basketball. You must be at the Teen Center by noon. The bus will not wait if you’re late. Make sure to bring appropriate swimwear (boys must have inside liner in shorts), beach towel and gym shoes, and cash for snacks at the concession stand.
Date: Friday, April 1
Time: 12:00 p.m. (noon) to 5:45 p.m.
Cost: Free Min/Max: 10/25

3) Thursday, March 24- Teen Center OPEN regular hours- 2:45-7:00 pm

4) Teen Center CLOSED on Friday, March 25 due to
Good Friday/ Village Holiday

5) Spring Break Hours- 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Tuesday March 29 through Friday April 1

6) Tues. March 22 – Game Tournament-NHL15- 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, NBA2K16 or Call of Duty 3. Prizes may be awarded to winners.

7) Wed. March 23 – “Girl Talk” continues from 4:00-5:00 pm
Girl Talk is a group designed to meet the social and emotional needs of teen girls. This group focuses on improving self-esteem, self-image, communication skills, conflict resolution, reducing stressors and addressing other issues teen girls face. Girl Talk meets every Wednesday from 4:00p.m. to 5:00p.m. The group is facilitated by Nicole Espinoza, LCSW of Niles Family Services in collaboration with the Niles Teen Center.

8) Notice: Effective April 1st- rate change for non-residents
and new Software to expand and improve service
Due to a change in the membership software used by the Teen center, effective April 1st, there will be a change in the definition of non-resident. A Non-Niles Resident is any student who does not have a Niles address and will pay $35 per year, regardless of where the child attends school. All Niles Residents will continue to pay the $20 per year fee. These fees are only collected when you renew your membership or someone begins a new membership. This change is necessary due the new software and to bring the Teen Center into better alignment with the policies of the Niles Senior Center and Niles Family Fitness Center.

As we implement the new software, called MaxGalaxy, you will notice changes in our procedures and improved services for you and your family. MaxGalaxy will allow for in-house and online credit card payments, online membership registration, and better email communication.

There will be a transition period to MaxGalaxy. Please be patient with us and as always, thanks for your support.

9) Teen Center Staff- Training for MaxGalaxy Software- March 14-24
During the next week, Mark and the other Teen Center staff will be going through significant on-site training for the new software package for membership and program registration. Mark will likely be late or may not come into the teen center at all on some days. The Village will also be hosting a series of evening “budget hearings”, requiring Mark to leave the Teen Center early. At this point, we are not planning any changes in operating hours and the teen center should be adequately staffed.

Please be patient as we begin implementation of MaxGalaxy. We believe that you will be pleased with the improved service it will provide.

10) Tues. April 19- 4:30- 8:00 pm- Educational Event
Honoring Veterans through the Stories they Share
Please see the attached flyer and schedule for this amazing event being hosted at the Niles Senior Center. RSVP’s required.

11) Stay Connected to Niles News
Residents can sign up to be notified via email when emergencies arise. This includes all types of emergencies such as storms, heat and cold alerts, and any other situation that may put residents at risk. Residents may also sign up to receive important Village event and news updates via the Niles e-newsletter. Sign up here or text VILLAGEOFNILES to 22828.

12) 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.

14) 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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