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Posted on: January 9, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Niles Teen Center- Week of January 8

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



Craft Project- Tues. Jan. 9- Nutella Truffles- 4:00- 5:30 pm

Join Jamie in making a great treat … Nutella, Chocolate and Oreo Cookies … awesome!!


Game Tournament- Wed. Jan. 10- Bumper Pool - 4:30-5:30 pm
Most Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m., the Teen Center staff 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.

Speaker Series- Thurs. Jan 11- Yoga Demonstration- 5:00-6:00 pm

Learn about the benefits of Yoga and practice positions with a certified instructor from the Niles Family Fitness Center.

Friday, Jan. 12- Teen “In House” Movie Night- 7:00-9:00 pm- $4 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. 2 bags of chips, 1 soda and unlimited popcorn will be provided. Additional chips and soda will be available for purchase. No sign-up prior to event is necessary.

Movie Choices are …

Flatliners (PG13- Thriller- 1 hour 50 min)- Returning to the spooky existential territory explored in the original 1990 thriller, a group of clinicians launches an experiment that lowers subjects’ heart rates to produce near-death experiences- leaving them haunted by the past. (Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev)

Logan Lucky (PG13- Action/Comedy- 2 hours)- Amping up the adrenaline with film shot during the real race, this pedal-to-the-metal comedy revolves around an impossible heist attempted by two brothers during the Coca-Cola 600 race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina. (Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Seth MacFarlane)

Inside Out (PG- Animated- 1 hour 30 min)- When her family relocates across the country, tween Riley Anderson struggles with the stress of her new situation and her animated emotions get carried away- quite literally- on a fantastic journey through her mind. (Amy Poehler, Diane Lane, Kyle MacLachlan)

Girls Check-In- Friday, Jan. 12- 4:30-5:30        
Maria Escobar will be here to spend some time talking with any girls or boys that may need to talk.  She may even be able to play a board game for a little bit. 


Rock Climbing at Vertical Endeavors on President’s Day
Deadline Friday, Jan. 19- $45

Rock climbing is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States. Climb throughout the climate-controlled environment of Vertical Endeavors for a fun day off school trip. Routes are available for all skill levels and offer a great workout, both physically and mentally. We will stop for lunch after our climbing experience; make sure to bring extra money for lunch.  This trip is being offered with the Park Ridge Park District and may depart from the Maine Park Leisure Center.

Date: Monday, February 19

Time: 9:30 am to 2:30 pm

Min/Max: 4/8

Cost: $45

Registration Deadline: Friday, January 19



Winter Weather Closure Policy
Reminder that the in the event that East Maine 63 and/or Maine East High School declare an Emergency Closure Due to Winter Weather, the Teen Center will also be Closed on those days.  We will work to notify families as soon as possible following the schools decision to close.



Boys Group continues on Thurs. Jan. 18 from 4:15-4:45 pm

This group is designed to meet the social and emotional needs of teens. They focus on improving self-esteem/self-image, communication skills, conflict resolution, reducing stressors and addressing other challenges teens face. The group is facilitated by Darren Brown of Niles Family Services.

If you are interested in additional support, Niles Family Services also offers counseling and additional services. Please contact Family Services at 847-588-8460.



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Village of Niles- Snow Shoveling Program
The Niles Senior Center has a Snow Shoveling program that is offered to seniors and/or disabled Niles residents and in need of assistance. We do our best to match the resident with an available volunteer within their neighborhood. Volunteers are 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.

This program is based solely on volunteer participation, if you are interested in becoming a volunteer or know of anyone who would like to volunteer for this important program, you can sign up through Volgistics on the VON website.

I have attached the Show Shoveling brochure if there is anyone you know that could use this service, or might want to volunteer their time this winter season. Please contact Jaymi Blickhahn at the Niles Senior Center should you have any questions.





Follow these simple steps to activate your account

Stop by the Teen Center or call 847-588-6900 to verify your Teen Center account email

Go to  Click Online Registration (left side of page)

Click Login (top right of page)

Click forgot password

Type in the email you verified with the Teen Center

You will be sent an email with a link to reset your password.  Type your password, verify your password and click submit.

Click Login to access your account

Click on My Account

You are now able to enter all Family Account Information

With your online account, you will be able to register and pay online for events and activities like movie night and trips.  However, you will not be able to renew your membership.  Memberships must be renewed in person through the Teen Center office.


Policy and Procedure Manual
Teen Center staff recently developed a policy and procedure manual.  The information included is intended for teens and parents, as well as staff, explaining our standard procedures of operation and explaining behavior expectations and consequences for teen participants.
Parents, please review this document with your teen participant.  Thanks!

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.  Any need for a reprinted ID 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!


Mark Williams                        
Niles Teen Center Director

Niles Teen Center      
373 Golf Mill Center
Niles, IL 60714
847-588-6900- office

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