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Posted on: January 26, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Niles Teen Center- Week of January 29

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


Game Tournament- Wed. Jan. 31- Air Hockey- 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.

Boys Group continues on Thurs. Feb. 1 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.


Girls Check-In- Friday, Feb. 2- 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. 

Teen Movie “Night OUT”- Friday, February 2- 7:00- 9:30 pm- $9 each

Exclusive offer for Teen Center members! Are you looking for something fun to do on Friday nights? We’ve got the answer for you: Teen Movie Theater Nights. Enjoy a movie at AMC Theater - Golf Mill for $9 (price subject to change). Please bring extra money for snacks during the movie. Pre-registration is not required.

Movie Choice will be decided on Wednesday, Jan. 31



Valentine’s Dance is Coming Soon

Bring your friends to dance to the latest music and meet new people! Come to the Niles Family Fitness Center gym for music and dancing by Pro-Mix Audio and Lighting.  There will be no entry after 8:00 p.m. and if you leave the dance, you may not re-enter.  No shoes allowed in the gym.  No backpacks, purses or hats!!  We are not responsible for lost or stolen property. 

Open to 6th through 8th grades ONLY.

Date: Saturday, February 10

            Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Cost: $10 per person (includes 4 tickets for drinks and snacks)

Location: Niles Family Fitness Center- 987 Civic Center Drive


Volunteers Needed for Dance

Mark is in need of 5 or 6 high schoolers to volunteer to assist with the dance on Saturday Feb 10.  If you are able and willing to help, please let Mark know.


Maine East- Shrek the Musical

"Shrek the Musical" tickets on sale

Here's the opportunity to see everyone's favorite ogre onstage, in an evening of music and fun, as tickets are now available for "Shrek the Musical."

Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. on Friday, February 23, Saturday, February 24, Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3. Tickets cost $10.

The synopsis: "Set in a mythical “once upon a time” sort of land, Shrek the Musical is the story of a hulking green ogre who, after being mocked and feared his entire life by anything that crosses his path, retreats to an ugly green swamp to exist in happy isolation. Suddenly, a gang of homeless fairy-tale characters (Pinocchio, Cinderella, the Three Pigs, you name it) raid his sanctuary, saying they’ve been evicted by the vertically challenged Lord Farquaad. So Shrek strikes a deal: I’ll get your homes back, if you give me my home back! But when Shrek and Farquaad meet, the Lord strikes a deal of his own: He’ll give the fairy-tale characters their homes back, if Shrek rescues Princess Fiona. Shrek obliges, yet finds something appealing–something strange and different–about this pretty princess. He likes her. A lot. But why does she always run off when the sun sets?"


At the Niles-Maine District Library

Ebru Live: Experience the Art of Paper Marbling- Friday, Feb. 9, 5:30-6:30pm- Ages 10-Adult
Artist Sevim Surucu will demonstrate the art of Ebru, or paper marbling. Attendees will then have the opportunity to try out this traditional Turkish art for themselves. Part of Coming Together in Skokie and Niles Township (CTIS) focus on Muslim culture.

Teen Job Fair- Sat., Feb. 24, 10:00 am-12:30 pm- Ages 16-24

Teens/new adults are invited to connect with local employers who are eager to hire fine young people like you! Come dressed for success.

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.


Sign up for Village of Niles E-Newsletter
Want to learn more about community events, public services, and business developments in the Village of Niles? Subscribe to the Niles e-Newsletter! Twice a month, the Village’s e-mail newsletter brings insider information to subscribers’ inboxes, highlighting family fun around town and ways to get involved in your community. Visit to subscribe!

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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