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Youth Recreation Programs

Smock It To Me! (parent-tot)


Come make a crafty mess and let us worry about the clean-up. Children are encouraged to wear smocks or clothes they can get dirty.

2 1/2 - 5 yr olds w/parent

Tuesdays | 10:30-11:30 am | Sports & Rec | $26rs/$31nr

Sessions: Sept 17 - Oct 1 | Oct 15 - Oct 29 | Nov 12- Nov 26

Theatre: "Take a Bow"

Basic techniques of acting and storytelling are taught in a fun and creative setting. Children act out scenes and share imaginative stories together.

6-10 yr olds | Saturdays
10:30am-12:30pm | Sports & Rec Center | $26rs/$31nr

Session 1: Sept 21 | Session 2: Oct 26 | Session 3: Nov 16

"Magic of Acting" - Two day workshop!

Basic techniques of acting and storytelling are taught in a fun and creative setting. Children act out scenes and share imaginative stories together.

7-12 yr olds | Thurs & Fri
1:30-3:30pm | Sports & Rec Center | $46rs/$51nr

Jan 2 & 3, 2020

Private Theatre Lessons

Basic techniques of drama are taught in a fun and encouraging way. Each lesson is designed and tailored to fit the participants needs, desires and skill level. Instructor, Bev Lamkey, has an extensive background in drama and storytelling. She loves working with others to bring out their theatrical talents.

8yrs - adult (seniors welcome) | $25rs/$30nr per hour lesson

Please contact Haish Gym to schedule lessons - (815) 756-8560


Big Tales & Little Tales

Storytime for little ears with big imaginations! Come and hear all kinds of fun stories. They will be interwoven with puppets, music, games and creative activities. (Parents may join us if they wish, or can just drop off child).

3.5 - 6 yr olds | 10:30am - 12:00 pm | $19rs/$24nr | Sports & Rec Center

Thursday, Oct 24


Parent-Child Creative Kids Corner

We'll have fun with arts and crafts, stories, puppets, music, etc. Guaranteed smiles and stretching imaginations!

2 1/2 - 5 yr olds w/parent | Wednesdays | 1:30-3:00am | Sports & Rec Center
$45 for all sessions or $19 per class

Meeting Dates: Sept 18, Oct 23, Nov 20
Click here to purchase all 3 classes

"If I Were a Princess" Party

Princess adventures come alive through stories, creative drama, dance, music, and crafts. Children can come dressed like a princess or wear a tiara if they desire. Imagination will provide the rest of the magic.

4 - 7 yr olds | 1:30-3:00pm | $21rs/$26nr | Sports & Rec Center

September 26 | November 21

Music Programs by Dylan Schweitzer

Private Guitar Lessons (Youth & Adult) $15/$20 per lesson - Register at Haish Gym
Private Ukulele Lessons (Youth & Adult) $15/$20 per lesson - Register at Haish Gym
Private Voice Lessons (Youth & Adult) $15/$20 per lesson - Register at Haish Gym
Private Bass Guitar Lessons (Youth & Adult) $15/$20 per lesson - Register at Haish Gym

Horseback Riding Camp

In conjunction with "On Eagles Wings Equine Center" located in Kirkland, youth riding camps are offered in a safe and enjoyable atmosphere. Along with riding, students also spend time learning safety rules, how to groom and tack a horse, horse science, and body language. Riders learn western saddle and a balanced way to ride that enable them to continue in western tack or move on to English tack. There is a weight limit of 225 lbs for riders, per the Humane Society. Visit their website at www.oewequinecenter.com for more information on facility and instructor.

Location: On Eagles Wings Equine Center, 6135 Baseline Road Kirkland, IL

Youth Lessons
9-16yrs | Saturdays | 3:00-4:30pm
$150rs/$155nr per session

Session 1: Sept 7 - Sept 28 Session 2: Oct 5 - Oct 26

Youth S.A.M.A. Karate Of DeKalb

Learn discipline, focus, self-confidence, coordination, fitness, self defense and more through the study of karate. Classes are taught by Sensei Shannon Marbutt and his assistants. Parents...see page 20 for info on Adult Karate programs.
Belt tests, uniforms, and other equipment are available at reasonable fees payable to the instructor.

Tues & Thurs | $54rs/$59nr | Haish Gym
Class Age Time Session
Tiny Dragons 3/4 yrs (must be potty trained) 5:00-5:30pm Sept 24 - Oct 29
Nov 5-Dec 17 no class 11/26, 11/28
Beginner/ Intermediate Kids 5-13 yrs (white, orange, yellow belts) 5:30-6:30pm Sept 24 - Oct 29
Nov 5-Dec 17 no class 11/26, 11/28
Advanced Kids 5-13yrs (green belt and higher) 6:30-7:30pm Sept 24 - Oct 29
Nov 5-Dec 17 no class 11/26, 11/28

Summer Karate Sessions:

Tues & Thurs | $36rs/$41nr | Haish Gym
Class Age Time Session
Tiny Dragons 3-4yrs (must be potty trained)
5:00-5:30pm Session 1: Jun 11 - Jul 11 no class 7/2 & 7/4
Session 2: Jul 16 - Aug 8
Session 3: Aug 27 - Sept 19
Beginner/ Intermediate Kids 5-13yrs
(white, orange, yellow belts)
5:35-6:30pm Session 1: Jun 11 - Jul 11 no class 7/2 & 7/4
Session 2: Jul 16 - Aug 8
Session 3: Aug 27 - Sept 19
Advanced Kids 5-13yrs
(green belt and higher)
6:35-7:30pm Session 1: Jun 11 - Jul 11 no class 7/2 & 7/4
Session 2: Jul 16 - Aug 8
Session 3: Aug 27 - Sept 19



Birthday Parties at Haish Gym

Why do the work when we can help? Show up and enjoy the party?! Let our party coordinator help you choose a date and set up the perfect party for your child. Prices are based on 8 kids and a 2 hour rental.

Good Time Package: $125 ($10 per extra child)
Includes set up and clean up for a themed room, cupcakes and lemonade, and a small party favor bag.

Super Fun Package $165 ($9 per extra child)
Includes all of the above and a full gym to run and play in.

Ultra Fun Package $185 ($7 per extra child)
Includes everything in the "Super Fun" package plus a staff member on site to host games/activities for an hour of the rental.

To make a reservation, call (815)756-8560.