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Posted on: October 19, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Niles Teen Center- Week of October 19

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

1) Lights On Afterschool IS HERE!! Thursday, October 22

Niles Lights on Afterschool - Information Fair and Rally
Join 8,000 other communities and 1 million Americans in celebrating afterschool programs at the Afterschool Alliance’s 16th annual “Niles Lights On Afterschool” event! This nationwide event calls attention to the importance of afterschool programs and the resources required to keep the lights on and the doors open. The Niles Teen Center, TLC: Total Learning Community, the Niles Optimist Club and Golf Mill Shopping Center are proud to be Lights On Afterschool Partners. This event will include an information fair of community youth organizations, program demonstrations, an open house and tour of the Teen Center, arts and crafts projects, food and prizes, and a rally with community speakers.
Date: Thursday, October 22
Time: 4:00p.m. to 6:00p.m.
Place: Niles Teen Center - Mall Hallway inside entrance #6
Rally begins at 5:45p.m. in front of the Teen Center

2) Community Tile Art Project- Lights ON Afterschool
Please participate in our community-wide, all-ages art project. See the Attached Directions and Template.

3) Saturday, 10/31- Halloween Trick or Treating
Recommended Hours are 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Please see the Attached Press Release for more details from the Niles Police Department

4) Tues. Oct. 20– NHL15 Tournament- 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, NBA2K15 or Call of Duty 3. Prizes may be awarded to winners.

5) Wed. Oct. 21- “Girl Talk” Continues from 4:00-5:00 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.

6) Thursday, Oct. 29- Craft Project- 4:00- 5:30 pm- Fake Scars!!!
Learn to make fake scars, bullet holes, bruises and wounds for Halloween! Use super-sculpy to make horns and learn to attach and blend them onto your skin. If you have any skin allergies, bring your own makeup pallet in pinks, purples, greens and yellows that is safe for your own skin and Halley will show you how to do it with your own makeup!

7) Niles Public Library- Teen Events and Programs
The second-annual Fandom Fest takes place November 21. Teens are encouraged to come in costume and bring their fan art for display.

Check Out the Attached Library Flyer for details about all of their great programs!!!

8) 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.

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

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

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