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mom smiles as son puts cardboard blocks on her head during Tot TIme

Tot Time, class 1

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

ages 18 months-3 years
Leave the mess at the park district! Parents and their toddlers share in a variety of songs, games, and art activities.

Teens self-defense workshop

Jr. High Self-Defense Workshop

September 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

ages 11-14 years
This class will teach teens two aspects of personal safety: awareness and protection.

chemistry class

Chemistry Class, ages 4-6

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Class is full

ages 4-6 years
Children will create chemical changes, explore color and turn liquids into solids as they create volcanoes, crystals, density bottles and more.

chemistry class

Chemistry Class, ages 7-9

September 27 @ 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm

ages 7-9 years
Children will create chemical changes, explore color and turn liquids into solids as they create volcanoes, crystals, density bottles and more.

baby turtle walking in the grass

Little Nature Nuts, class 1

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Class is full

ages 2-5 years
Parents and their toddlers participate together in a variety of activities that take place outside at Johnson Hills Park. Class theme: Turtles.

baby turtle walking in the grass

Little Nature Nuts, class 7

September 29 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am

ages 2-5 years
Parents and their toddlers participate together in a variety of activities that take place outside at Johnson Hills Park. Class theme: Turtles.

variety of animal tracks in the mud

Little Nature Nuts, class 2

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Class is full

ages 2-5 years
Parents and their toddlers participate together in a variety of activities that take place outside at Johnson Hills Park. Class theme: Tracks.

variety of animal tracks in the mud

Little Nature Nuts, class 8

October 6 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am

ages 2-5 years
Parents and their toddlers participate together in a variety of activities that take place outside at Johnson Hills Park. Class theme: Tracks.

Women's self-defense workshop

Women’s Self-Defense Workshop, Level 1

October 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

age 15 years and up
Learn ways to defend yourself as you go about your daily schedule of work, school and errands through basic prevention and physical skills learned in this class.

male deer with grazing on grass

Little Nature Nuts, class 4

October 11 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Class is full

ages 2-5 years
Parents and their toddlers participate together in a variety of activities that take place outside at Johnson Hills Park. Class theme: Antlers.

male deer with grazing on grass

Little Nature Nuts, class 10

October 11 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am

ages 2-5 years
Parents and their toddlers participate together in a variety of activities that take place outside at Johnson Hills Park. Class theme: Antlers.

variety of colorful yarn

Crochet 101 and Advanced Stitching

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

age 12 years and up
Students will learn everything from basic tools and how to hold the hook, to how to create simple scarves, a beautiful afghan or a granny square blanket. For experienced crafters, more advanced stitching will be offered.

Women's self-defense workshop

Women’s Self-Defense Workshop, Level 2

October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

age 15 years and up
Learn ways to defend yourself as you go about your daily schedule of work, school and errands through basic prevention and physical skills learned in this class.

mom smiles as son puts cardboard blocks on her head during Tot TIme

Tot Time, class 2

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

ages 18 months-3 years
Leave the mess at the park district! Parents and their toddlers share in a variety of songs, games, and art activities.

Mom and son learning sign language during Sing and Sign

Sing and Sign

October 18 @ 5:45 pm - 6:15 pm

ages 1–2½ years
Children learn sign language and socialization skills through play and song in this interactive class for children and parents.

male and female turkeys

Little Nature Nuts, class 3

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Class is full

ages 2-5 years
Parents and their toddlers participate together in a variety of activities that take place outside at Johnson Hills Park. Class theme: Turkeys.

male and female turkeys

Little Nature Nuts, class 9

October 20 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am

ages 2-5 years
Parents and their toddlers participate together in a variety of activities that take place outside at Johnson Hills Park. Class theme: Turkeys.

illustration of a bat

Little Nature Nuts, class 5

October 25 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Class is full

ages 2-5 years
Parents and their toddlers participate together in a variety of activities that take place outside at Johnson Hills Park. Class theme: Bats.

illustration of a bat

Little Nature Nuts, class 11

October 25 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am

ages 2-5 years
Parents and their toddlers participate together in a variety of activities that take place outside at Johnson Hills Park. Class theme: Bats.

coyote in snow

Little Nature Nuts, class 6

November 1 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Class is full

ages 2-5 years
Parents and their toddlers participate together in a variety of activities that take place outside at Johnson Hills Park. Class theme: Coyotes.

coyote in snow

Little Nature Nuts, class 12

November 1 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am

ages 2-5 years
Parents and their toddlers participate together in a variety of activities that take place outside at Johnson Hills Park. Class theme: Coyotes.

princess tea party crowns

Princess Tea Party

November 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

ages 3½–5 years
All princesses are welcome to join the RecPlex kingdom for a memorable time that includes a special visit from a princess, pretend tea, treats and dancing.

guitar classes for youth

Guitar Class, ages 8-11 years

November 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Students will learn the basics while playing both modern and classic songs. Classes are appropriate for beginners and those with some previous experience. Students must bring a six-string acoustic guitar or an electric guitar with an amplifier.

guitar for tweens and teens ages 10-15 years old

Guitar Class, ages 12-15 years

November 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Students will learn the basics while playing both modern and classic songs. Classes are appropriate for beginners and those with some previous experience. Students must bring a six-string acoustic guitar or an electric guitar with an amplifier.

guitar classes for ages 16 and up

Guitar Class, ages 16 & up

November 6 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Students will learn the basics while playing both modern and classic songs. Classes are appropriate for beginners and those with some previous experience. Students must bring a six-string acoustic guitar or an electric guitar with an amplifier.

gym full of toys, kids and parents at preschool open gym

Preschool Open Gym

November 9 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until December 21, 2017


age 4 years and under
Parents and their preschoolers can get out and burn off steam during this unstructured playtime. Parents must remain on-site and supervise their children at all times.

gym full of toys, kids and parents at preschool open gym

Preschool Open Gym

November 14 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until December 21, 2017


age 4 years and under
Parents and their preschoolers can get out and burn off steam during this unstructured playtime. Parents must remain on-site and supervise their children at all times.

gym full of toys, kids and parents at preschool open gym

Preschool Open Gym

November 16 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until December 21, 2017


age 4 years and under
Parents and their preschoolers can get out and burn off steam during this unstructured playtime. Parents must remain on-site and supervise their children at all times.

gym full of toys, kids and parents at preschool open gym

Preschool Open Gym

November 21 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until December 21, 2017


age 4 years and under
Parents and their preschoolers can get out and burn off steam during this unstructured playtime. Parents must remain on-site and supervise their children at all times.

gym full of toys, kids and parents at preschool open gym

Preschool Open Gym

November 28 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until December 21, 2017


age 4 years and under
Parents and their preschoolers can get out and burn off steam during this unstructured playtime. Parents must remain on-site and supervise their children at all times.

painted pottery plate

Star Glazers: Family Pottery

November 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Class is full

age 5 years and up
Make cherished holiday gifts with the family while learning with clay! New projects are offered this session.

gym full of toys, kids and parents at preschool open gym

Preschool Open Gym

November 30 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until December 21, 2017


age 4 years and under
Parents and their preschoolers can get out and burn off steam during this unstructured playtime. Parents must remain on-site and supervise their children at all times.

gym full of toys, kids and parents at preschool open gym

Preschool Open Gym

December 5 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until December 21, 2017


age 4 years and under
Parents and their preschoolers can get out and burn off steam during this unstructured playtime. Parents must remain on-site and supervise their children at all times.

gym full of toys, kids and parents at preschool open gym

Preschool Open Gym

December 7 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until December 21, 2017


age 4 years and under
Parents and their preschoolers can get out and burn off steam during this unstructured playtime. Parents must remain on-site and supervise their children at all times.

gym full of toys, kids and parents at preschool open gym

Preschool Open Gym

December 12 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until December 21, 2017


age 4 years and under
Parents and their preschoolers can get out and burn off steam during this unstructured playtime. Parents must remain on-site and supervise their children at all times.

gym full of toys, kids and parents at preschool open gym

Preschool Open Gym

December 14 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until December 21, 2017


age 4 years and under
Parents and their preschoolers can get out and burn off steam during this unstructured playtime. Parents must remain on-site and supervise their children at all times.

gym full of toys, kids and parents at preschool open gym

Preschool Open Gym

December 19 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until December 21, 2017


age 4 years and under
Parents and their preschoolers can get out and burn off steam during this unstructured playtime. Parents must remain on-site and supervise their children at all times.

gym full of toys, kids and parents at preschool open gym

Preschool Open Gym

December 21 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until December 21, 2017


age 4 years and under
Parents and their preschoolers can get out and burn off steam during this unstructured playtime. Parents must remain on-site and supervise their children at all times.

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