News Flash Home
The original item was published from 9/23/2016 5:00:25 PM to 12/4/2016 12:00:01 AM.

News Flash

Teen Center

Posted on: September 23, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Teen Center- Week of September 26

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

Craft Project- Thursday, Sept. 29- 4:00-5:30 pm- Leaf Jar Candle Holder
Create your own fall décor with a candle holder decorated with fall leaves. We will provide all of the supplies. You only need to bring your imagination. Mason jars are all the rage for home decoration. These decoupage jars will be covered with autumn leaves and coated with Mod Podge to last for a long time.

Game Tournament- NBA2K16- Tuesday, Sept. 27- 4:00-5:30 pm
Most Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m., the Teen Center staff 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.

Classic Car Cruise Nights at Golf Mill- Thursday Sept. 29- 6:00- 9:00 pm
Classic Car Cruise Nights are coming to Golf Mill Shopping Center! Experience unique classic cars, great music, food specials, trophy’s, and more at this new summer series. Cruise Nights are not limited to vintage cars but include old and new cars, unique vehicles, motorcycles and even electric vehicles. Invite your car friends to come on down and show off their vehicles and possibly win a prize.
Cruise Night Details: Cruise nights are free to cruisers and spectators. Show car parking opens at 5:30pm in the east parking lot off Milwaukee Avenue. There will be reserved parking for 50+ cars. Crusie Night is open to classic, antique, custom, and exotic cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Spectators are reminded to not park before 4:00 p.m. in the featured lots. Featured lots will only be open for participating cruise cars for the duration of the event.
If interested in registering your car for any of the cruise nights please contact Fuzzy Dice Productions at 847-773-7896.
Staff Out of Office- October 1- October 9
Mark will be away from the Teen Center on vacation from Saturday, October 1st through Sunday October 9th. He and his wife and 1 ½ year old son Elliot are going on a 7 day cruise to Bermuda out of New York. The Teen Center will be open for our regular hours and fully staffed. Ann Puleo will be in charge while Mark is gone. Thanks for your patience and understanding.

Fright Night- Haunted House Undertaking- Deadline Wed. Sept 28
Get ready for a haunted house tour that will scare even the bravest of teens! Hop on the mini-bus as we chauffer you to 3 of the area’s best haunted attractions. Our trip will begin at Skokie’s Scream Scene, then off to St. Thecla’s Hair Razor Haunted Scenes and finally to St. Pascal’s ‘The Catacombs’ Haunted House - all in one night! We will stop for dinner at a local restaurant on our tour, so be sure to bring a little extra money for dinner or a snack. Price
includes VIP Triple Fright Ticket admission at all 3 houses (a $50 value on its own) and a fast pass at each location - no waiting in those long lines!
Transportation and supervision are included as well. This trip may depart from a location other than the Teen Center.
Date: Friday, October 14
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Min/Max: 4/8
Cost: $50
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 28

Six Flags Fright Fest – Columbus Day (No School)- Deadline Thurs. Sept 29
Travel to Six Flags Great America, which this fall will feature monster roller coasters and scary creatures! Price includes ticket, transportation, and supervision. Make sure to bring extra money for food and souvenirs. This trip may depart from a location other than the Niles Teen Center.
Date: Monday, October 10
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Min/Max: 4/8
Cost: $65 for ticket, transportation, supervision
$25 for season pass holders, transportation and supervision
Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 29

Girls Group- Wednesday, October 5 from 4:00- 5:00 pm
Have you had a rough week at school? Are you juggling too many responsibilities and feeling stressed? Having a conflict with a friend? Or maybe you just want to share ideas with other teens? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please join us for group! Girls group is Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00, and boys group is Thursdays from 4:00-5:00.
These groups are designed to meet the social and emotional needs of teens. They focus on improving self-esteem/self-image, communication skills, conflict resolution, reducing stressors and addressing other challenges teens face. The groups are facilitated by Nicole Espinoza and Darren Brown of Niles Family Services.
If you are interested in additional support, Niles Family Services also offers counseling and additional services. Please contact us at 847-588-8460.

Boys Group continues on Thursday, October 6 from 4:00- 5:00 pm

Niles Public Library- Fall Programs Schedule Attached
Attached is a flyer of all the Teen Programs (grades 7-12) for the Niles Library.

Highlights include Road Map to a Successful 2017 Testing Season on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 2-3pm. It’s just the first in a series for students and parents who are starting to think about preparing for college. Students who need service hours are also invited to sign up to volunteer – we can always use help with our teen programs:
There is an all ages Maker Fest coming up on November 19. Schools are invited to showcase student work, and there is also a contest that is open to anyone. For more information, visit our website:
Policy and Procedure Manual
Teen Center staff recently developed a policy and procedure manual. The information included is intended for teens and parents, as well as staff, explaining our standard procedures of operation and explaining behavior expectations and consequences for teen participants.
Parents, please review this document with your teen participant. Thanks!

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. Any need for a reprinted ID 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!

Mark Williams
Niles Teen Center Director
Niles Teen Center
373 Golf Mill Center
Niles, IL 60714
847-588-6900- office

Facebook Twitter Email