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Posted on: June 29, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Niles Teen Center- Week of July 2

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

Teen Center CLOSED on Tuesday July 3 & Wed. July 4


4th of July Float and Parade

Come be a part of the Niles Parade with the Teen Center.  We’ll join the parade in a truck, provided by Golf Mill Ford, which we will decorate ourselves! Come to celebrate and pass out candy and flyers. Don’t stand on the sidelines; be a part of the parade! Please try to let Mark know if you are going to participate.  But you are still welcome even if you don’t sign up in advance.

Who: Teen Center Members and Friends - grades 6-12

Date: Wednesday, July 4

Time: 8:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Where: Starts at Notre Dame 

College Prep parking lot and ends at Grennan Heights Park 

(parents: meet teens at corner of Monroe and Osceola for pick-up) 


Summer Hours of 2:00-6:00 pm continue

During the summer, the Teen Center will be open from 2:00-6:00 pm through Friday, August 17.


Game Tournament- Wed. July 11- 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.


Cooking Project- Thursday July 12- Orange Creamsicle Fudge- 4:00-5:00 pm

Join Jamie in making a super awesome tasty summer treat.


Oasis Water Park- Deadline Thursday July 12- $3
Come join the Niles Teen Center as we travel (via the Niles Free Bus) to the Niles Park District’s Oasis Fun Center for a day of swimming and water slides. You must be at the Teen Center by 10:15 a.m. Make sure to bring appropriate swimwear (boys must have inside liner in trunks), beach towel and dry clothes for the bus ride back to the Teen Center. Bring extra money for the concession stand and quarters for the lockers. We will swim from about 11:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, July 18                Cost: $3.00 

Time: 10:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.                       Min/Max: 5/25
Registration Deadline: Friday, July 12

Fri. July 13- Teen “In House” Movie Night- 7:00 pm to 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. 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 …
Pacific Rim: Uprising (PG-13- Action- 1 hour 50 min)- 
John Boyega is the rebellious Jake Pentecost, a once-promising Jaeger pilot whose legendary father gave his life to secure humanity’s victory against the monsterous “Kaiju”.  Now an even more fearsome alien threat has been unleashed on the world and Jake is called back into action by his former co-pilot, Lambert, and a 15 year-old Jaeger hacker, Amara.  Rising up to become the most powerful defense force to ever walk the Earth, they will set course for a spectacular all-new adventure of a towering scale. (John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Tian Jing)

Tomb Raider (PG-13- Adventure- 2 hours)- Lara Croft is the independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who mysteriously vanished when she was a teen.  Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins of her father’s global empire just as she rejects the idea that he’s truly gone.  Against her father’s final wishes, Lara leaves everything she knows behind in search of her dad’s last-known destination: a fabled tomb on a mythical island.  Her mission will not be easy; just reaching the island will be extremely treacherous.  Against all odds and armed with only her sharp mind, blind faith and inherently stubborn spirit, she must learn to push herself beyond her limits as she journeys into the unknown. (Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins)

The Greatest Showman (PG- Musical- 1 hour 45 min)- Behind “The Greatest Show on Earth” was one of history’s greatest showmen, P.T. Barnum.  This musical biopic centers on Barnum’s creation of the three-ring circus and his infatuation with Swedish songbirg Jenny Lind. (Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams)


Camp Old Navy- Job Shadow Day- Deadline Friday July 20- Free
Spend four hours at Old Navy (Niles) with Jamie for a job shadow experience. Learn about the operation of the fitting rooms and cash register, how to receive shipments and how to restock the sales floor. Each participant will get a mid-day snack and a free pair of flip-flops. You will meet Jamie at the Teen Center and we will all walk across the street to the Old Navy store.

Date: Wednesday, July 25                Cost: Free

Time: 9:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.             Min/Max: 4/15

Registration Deadline: Friday, July 20


Teen Programs at the Niles-Maine District Library

Summer Reading Challenge: Reading Take You Everywhere- Fri., June 1 – Sun., Aug. 19- Grades 7-12
Sign up in the Teen Underground to get a reading log and a carabineer key chain. Complete your log and exchange it for a water bottle, plus entry in the weekly and grand prize drawings. No more than 1 log per day, please. Check items off the summer bucket list to include on your reading log. Complete the entire bucket list for a bonus prize. Complete as many logs as you like over the summer for more chances to win!
Grand Prizes: 32” LED SmartTV and 12-Month Loot Crate Subscription

Pizza Box Green Screen- Part One: Fri., July 20, 2:00-3:00 pm/ Part Two: Sat., July 21, 2:00-3:30 pm- Grades 7-12
Make a portable green screen and use it to create a short film in this two-part workshop. Make your green screen using a clean pizza box and paint on Friday, July 20. Leave it here over night to dry, and use it to create a short film during Part 2 on Saturday, July 21.

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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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