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Posted on: April 18, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Niles Teen Center- Week of April 18

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

1) Tues. April 19 – Game Tournament-Rocket League - 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, NBA2K16 or Call of Duty 3. Prizes may be awarded to winners.

2) Wed. April 20 – Last session of “Girl Talk”- 4:00-5:00 pm
Girl Talk is a group designed to meet the social and 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. Girl Talk meets every Wednesday from 4:00p.m. to 5:00p.m. The group is facilitated by Nicole Espinoza, LCSW of Niles Family Services in collaboration with the Niles Teen Center.
Wed. April 27- 4:00 pm- good bye pizza party for Cara (social work intern) and closing out of Girl Talk Series until next fall

3) Thursday, April 21- Last Session of Man-Cave- 4:30- 5:30 pm
Followed by Good-bye Pizza Party for Ilona (social work intern)
Man Cave is a group designed for the teenage boy to bring their concerns, experiences and challenges to the group and to give and receive feedback, relevant information, and guidance. This group will offer their members an opportunity to learn how to manage some of the difficulties of being a teenager. The group will be facilitated by Nick Pizzo and Ilona Jurczyk and will meet 2 times per month from 4:30p.m. to 5:30p.m.

4) 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. Mark will make one Free reprint per teen when requested, all future reprints 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!

5) Effective Monday May 2, Niles Free Bus changing Service Routes
To improve transit access for Niles residents, employers, and businesses, the Niles Free Bus System will change beginning May 2, 2016. Service enhancements include more frequent service, a simpler routing structure, improved service to key destinations, faster and more direct service within Niles, early morning and weekend service on all routes and better timed trips for school and employment destinations.
A new service, Route 410, will be created –
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NEW Route 410 East Niles Local will serve the east side of Niles, replacing part of Route 411. Service will run every 30 minutes.

- Routes 411 and 412 will be restructured -
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Route 411 Niles Local Service will be split into two separate routes. A redesigned Route 411, renamed as “West Niles Local” will serve the west side of Niles, while a new Route 410 will replace service on the east side of Niles. Service in areas with no or low ridership will be discontinued or reduced. Service will run every 30 minutes.
Route 412 Niles Shopper’s Special will be extended to serve Dee Road, while discontinuing or reducing service in unproductive areas. It will be renamed as “North Niles Circulator.” Service will run every 30-40 minutes.

- Route 413 will be discontinued -
Route 413 Niles South End Special will be discontinued, and Routes 410 and 411 will replace service in its high ridership areas.
At Golf Mill Mall, convenient transfers can be made between new Routes 410, 411, and 412. At Village Crossing Shopping Center, convenient transfers can be made between new Routes 410 and 411. At both locations, most transfers between new Routes 410 and 411 can occur without even having to get off the bus. Please consult the new schedules, dated May 2, 2016, for connection opportunities

6) Take the Village of Niles Community Survey
How satisfied are you with your Village Services? You are invited to participate in a survey to help gauge your satisfaction with your experience in Niles. This study is being conducted by the Village, in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

This study will help the Village of Niles understand how you view the quality of services you receive from the Village. The Village is especially interested in learning how Village departments impact the overall quality of your life. The results of the survey will be analyzed by students at UIC to objectively advise the Village of Niles which services need more attention.

This survey is completely confidential and should take about 10 minutes to complete. Your participation is voluntary, and you do not have to answer every question. We respectfully ask that you only take the survey once and limit your responses to one per household.

This is the first time the Village of Niles is conducting a study of this nature, so your participation is greatly appreciated!

7) Tues. April 19- 4:30- 8:00 pm- Educational Event
Honoring Veterans through the Stories they Share
Please see the attached flyer and schedule for this amazing event being hosted at the Niles Senior Center. RSVP’s required.

8) Stay Connected to Niles News
Residents can sign up to be notified via email when emergencies arise. This includes all types of emergencies such as storms, heat and cold alerts, and any other situation that may put residents at risk. Residents may also sign up to receive important Village event and news updates via the Niles e-newsletter. Sign up here or text VILLAGEOFNILES to 22828.

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
847-588-6900- office

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