Please find below information on events and activities taking place at or with the Niles Teen Center in the next couple of weeks.
1) Effective Tues. April 26- new software/hardware to improve service
As we implement the new membership and program registration 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, more efficient membership registration, online program registration and payment, better email communication and much, much more.
There will be a transition period for staff and teens to get accustomed to the new procedures for MaxGalaxy and the new hardware (check-in system).
Please be patient with us and as always, thanks for your support.
2) Tues. April 26 – Game Tournament-Darts 301 - 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.
3) Wed. April 27- 4:30 pm- good bye pizza party for Cara (social work intern) and closing out of Girl Talk Series until next fall
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.
4) Thurs. April 28- 4:00- 5:30 pm- Craft Project- Duct Tape Badge Holders
5) ID cards REQUIRED for TC Attendance
Remember, ALL Teens are REQUIRED to have and USE their teen center ID cards to CHECK-IN to the facility. Mark will make one Free reprint per teen when requested, all future reprints will be $5 each. If you don’t have your ID, you will create more work for Mark and he will have to manually check you in. The new MaxGalaxy software does not allow members to bypass the ID scanner, therefore ALL TEENS MUST USE THEIR ID CARDS TO CHECK-IN. Thanks!
6) Thurs. May 12- 5:30- 6:30 pm- Speaker Series- Niles Fire Department
The Niles Fire Department will provide a demonstration of their personal safety equipment, firefighting and life safety tools. They will also take us outside to see all of the different parts, pieces and equipment on the ladder truck and the ambulance. We may even get to climb inside. This will be one presentation you won’t want to miss.
7) Fri. May 13- Teen “In House” Movie Night- 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm- $3 each
Come to the Teen Center for Teen Movie Nights. Stop by or call to recommend a teen movie. All movies will be PG or PG-13. Bring a pillow or blanket and make yourself at home. Additional snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. Fee goes toward additional supervision. No sign-up prior to event is necessary.
Movie Choices will be …
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 2- (Adventure-PG-13- 137 min)
As the dystopian franchise reaches its powerful conclusion, Katniss Everdeen- flanked by her allies from District 13- embarks on a quest to liberate the oppressed citizens of Panem by assassinating ruthless President Snow. (Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutchinson, Liam Hemsworth)
Creed- (Sports/Drama- PG-13- 133 min)
Putting a new twist on the Rocky Balboa legend, this spinoff drama follows young boxer Adonis Johnson Creed, the grandson of Rocky’s onetime nemesis Apollo Creed. Looking for a mentor, Adonis travels to Philadephia to ask for Rocky’s help. (Sylvester Stalone, Michael B Jordan, Tessa Thompson)
Point Break (Action- PG-13- 114 min)
With the action set against the heart-pounding backdrop of extreme sports, this inspired reboot of the 1991 surf-and-suspense classic tracks a young undercover FBI agent as he works to foil the criminal plans of a band of ecocrusaders. (Edgar Ramirez, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer)
8) Effective Monday May 2, Niles Free Bus changing Service Routes
To improve transit access for Niles residents, employers, and businesses, the Niles Free Bus System will change beginning May 2, 2016. Service enhancements include more frequent service, a simpler routing structure, improved service to key destinations, faster and more direct service within Niles, early morning and weekend service on all routes and better timed trips for school and employment destinations.
A new service, Route 410, will be created –
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NEW Route 410 East Niles Local will serve the east side of Niles, replacing part of Route 411. Service will run every 30 minutes.
- Routes 411 and 412 will be restructured -
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Route 411 Niles Local Service will be split into two separate routes. A redesigned Route 411, renamed as “West Niles Local” will serve the west side of Niles, while a new Route 410 will replace service on the east side of Niles. Service in areas with no or low ridership will be discontinued or reduced. Service will run every 30 minutes.
Route 412 Niles Shopper’s Special will be extended to serve Dee Road, while discontinuing or reducing service in unproductive areas. It will be renamed as “North Niles Circulator.” Service will run every 30-40 minutes.
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Route 413 Niles South End Special will be discontinued, and Routes 410 and 411 will replace service in its high ridership areas.
At Golf Mill Mall, convenient transfers can be made between new Routes 410, 411, and 412. At Village Crossing Shopping Center, convenient transfers can be made between new Routes 410 and 411. At both locations, most transfers between new Routes 410 and 411 can occur without even having to get off the bus. Please consult the new schedules, dated May 2, 2016, for connection opportunities
9) Take the Village of Niles Community Survey
How satisfied are you with your Village Services? You are invited to participate in a survey to help gauge your satisfaction with your experience in Niles. This study is being conducted by the Village, in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Chicago.
This study will help the Village of Niles understand how you view the quality of services you receive from the Village. The Village is especially interested in learning how Village departments impact the overall quality of your life. The results of the survey will be analyzed by students at UIC to objectively advise the Village of Niles which services need more attention.
This survey is completely confidential and should take about 10 minutes to complete. Your participation is voluntary, and you do not have to answer every question. We respectfully ask that you only take the survey once and limit your responses to one per household.
This is the first time the Village of Niles is conducting a study of this nature, so your participation is greatly appreciated!
10) 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.
11) If you are new to the Teen Center and are enjoying your time with us, PLEASE ENCOURAGE YOUR FRIENDS TO JOIN TOO!!!
12) We are on FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, SNAPCHAT and GOOGLE+!!!
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- http://instagram.com/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.
Niles Teen Center Director
Niles Teen Center
373 Golf Mill Center
Niles, IL 60714