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Posted on: July 27, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Niles Teen Center- Week of July 27

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

1) Oasis Water Park Trip- Deadline Wed. August 5- $3 each
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 1:15 p.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 2:00 to 4:45 p.m.
Date: Wednesday, August 12
Time: 1:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $3.00
Min/Max: 5/25
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 5

2) “Girl Talk” Continues on Wednesday, July 29- 4:30-5:30 pm
Girl Talk is a group designed to meet the social 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

3) Teen Movie “Night OUT”- Friday, August 7- 6:00- 9:00 pm- $8 each
Are you looking for something fun to do on Friday nights? Would you like to meet other teens from around the area? Please join us for a movie at AMC Theaters. Bring extra money for snacks during the movie.
Movie choice will be announced by Wed. August 5

4) National Night Out Against Crime
The Niles Police Department will hold the National Night Out Against Crime and Drugs. This is a community-building event to develop and improve relationships with neighbors, community
members and local businesses to prevent and stop crime. Other communities will be simultaneously holding their events. This will include a “flashlight walk,” “dunk a cop,” donut eating contest, DUI simulation driving and much, much more. Come enjoy the fun and build the community spirit at this great event.
Date: Tuesday, August 4
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Place: Oak Park - corner of Lee and Ottawa (southeast of Dempster & Milwaukee)

5) Niles Night of Roses Nominations- accepted through Friday, August 14
Please consider nominating someone who has made a difference in your life!!
The Niles Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the seven awards listed below. Consider a business or individual who best exemplifies each of these awards. Nominations must be submitted to the Niles Chamber of Commerce office by Friday, August 14, 2015. All nominees must either reside in the Village of Niles or work at a Niles business or in a Niles district.
Award Categories include …
- Living Legend
- Business of the Year
- Citizen of the Year
- Public Safety Excellence
- Dedication to Youth Excellence
- Outstanding Public Service
The Nomination Form is Attached!!

6) Niles Treasures Public Art
The Niles Chamber of Commerce and Industry is once again hosting a Public Art program. Come and join the fun!!
July’s contest is to collect passwords and enter the form to win $100 CASH- July 6-30
Contest Entry Form and Maps are Attached

7) New Phone Number for Niles Teen Center- 847-588-6900
The Village of Niles has upgraded the phone system for all village buildings and employees. The Teen Center has now been incorporated into that system.
- The Teen Center will now have a new general phone number of 847-588-6900.
- There is a new voicemail system. There are voicemail boxes for general teen center messages and a separate voicemail box for Mark. All voicemail messages will also be delivered to staff via email, which may allow for a more prompt response. If you have a question or concern, always leave a message, we will call you back.
- If there is an emergency, there will be an option on the main line voicemail to be directly connected to Mark or another on-duty staff member.
- The current emergency cell phone of 847-408-0585 will only be used for trips. Please do not call or text this number any longer.
- We now have a phone mounted in the kitchen specifically for teens to receive and make calls to their parents. If a parent calls to talk to their child, the call will be transferred to the kitchen and the child asked to go pick it up.
- The current phone number of 847-375-8949 will be forwarded to the new system for approximately the next 3 months.

8) If you are new to the Teen Center and are enjoying your time with us, PLEASE ENCOURAGE YOUR FRIENDS TO JOIN TOO!!!

9) National Day Calendar.
As a Christmas Gift, Mark received a National Day Calendar from his brother-in-law who is a rather unconventional thinker. This calendar does not list the any national, local or state holidays. But instead it is a calendar of fun and random holidays like “Hug a Plumber Day” and “Ice Cream Day”. In the spirit of fun, Mark will be providing these “holidays” each week as random and fun facts for teens and parents to enjoy and potentially use in their social media posts.

Wed. July 29- Chicken Wing Day
Thurs. July 30- Chili Dog Day
Fri. July 31- Talk in an Elevator Day
Sat. Aug 1- Girlfriends Day/ Respect for Parents Day
Sun. Aug. 2- Coloring Book Day/ Friendship Day
Mon. Aug. 3- Watermelon Day

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.

11) 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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