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Posted on: March 23, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Niles Teen Center- Week of March 26

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

Special Spring Break Hours


Tuesday March 27 to Thurs. March 29- OPEN 2:00- 6:00 pm


Friday, March 30- CLOSED for Good Friday Holiday

Laser Quest- Deadline Tues. March 27- $45
Join us as we travel to Laser Quest in Arlington Heights. Play a game of laser tag, take a pizza break, and go right back out for another game! This trip is being offered with the Park Ridge Park District and may depart from the Maine Park Leisure Center.          

Date: Friday, April 6      
Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm    
Cost: $45
Min/Max: 4/8
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, March 27

K1 Speed (Go-Kart Racing)- Deadline Thurs. April 5- $70
Go Kart racing will never be the same after racing at K1 Speed in Addison! This indoor track is designed for a beginner as well as an experienced Go Karter. Race wheel-to-wheel with your friends at speeds approaching 45 mph! Transportation and adult supervision is provided. Must be 4’10” or taller. Bring extra money for food or beverages. This trip is being offered with the Park Ridge Park District and may depart from the Maine Park Leisure Center.  
Date: Friday, April 20                      
Time: 5:00-8:00 pm
Min/Max: 4/8
Cost: $70        
Registration deadline: Thursday, April 5

Craft Project- Tues. April 3- Rice Krispie Treats- 4:00-5:30 pm

Join Jamie and making a sweet and sticky treat. YUMMY!!


Game Tournament- Wed. April 4- Dome Hockey- 4:30-5:30 pm
Most Wednesdays at 4:30 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.


Teen Movie “Night OUT” Friday, April 6- 7:00-9:30 pm- $9 each

Exclusive offer for Teen Center members! Are you looking for something fun to do on Friday nights? We’ve got the answer for you: Teen Movie Theater Nights. Enjoy a movie at AMC Theater - Golf Mill for $9 (price subject to change). Please bring extra money for snacks during the movie. Pre-registration is not required.

Movie Choice will be decided by Wed. April 4


New Games and Equipment

New games for the Playstation 4 include:

  • Marvel Vs. Capcom Infinite
  • Destiny Collection- 2 copies
  • Monster Hunter World- 2 copies
  • Downloaded content for Gang Beast, Portal Knights and Human Fall Flat

Also, since so many teens have been cooking their own meals, we have purchased a new set of stainless steel pots and pans, colander and new potholders.

  • New Board Games include Trouble, Sorry and Topple


At the Niles-Maine District Library


Baseball Trivia Contest- Tuesday, March 27
Form up teams and compete to see whose Cubs/Sox knowledge reigns supreme.

Grades 6-8 3:30-4:30pm and Grades 9-12 4:30-5:30pm

Quilled Butterfly Earrings- Saturday, April 14, 2:00-3:00 pm- Grades 7-12

Paper quilling is the art of rolling strips of paper and pinching or arranging the coils or strips into shapes and designs. Create quilled butterfly earrings to add to your spring wardrobe. All materials will be provided.

Recycled Poetry- Saturday, April 21, 2:00-3:00 pm- Grades 7-12
Make new poems from old books, magazines and other recyclables.

Bullet Journaling- Sunday, April 29, 2:00-3:30 pm- Grades 7-12

Stressed Out! Learn how to craft a regular notebook into a colorful schedule of day-to-day tasks. Record all thoughts and ideas and stay organized.


Boys Check-In continues on Thurs. April 5 from 4:15-4:45 pm

This group is 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 group is facilitated by Darren Brown of Niles Family Services.

If you are interested in additional support, Niles Family Services also offers counseling and additional services. Please contact Family Services at 847-588-8460


Girls Check-In- Friday, April 13- 4:30-5:30
Maria Escobar will be here to spend some time talking with any girls or boys that may need to talk.  She may even be able to play a board game for a little bit. 


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Follow these simple steps to activate your account

Stop by the Teen Center or call 847-588-6900 to verify your Teen Center account email

Go to  Click Online Registration (left side of page)

Click Login (top right of page)

Click forgot password

Type in the email you verified with the Teen Center

You will be sent an email with a link to reset your password.  Type your password, verify your password and click submit.

Click Login to access your account

Click on My Account

You are now able to enter all Family Account Information

With your online account, you will be able to register and pay online for events and activities like movie night and trips.  However, you will not be able to renew your membership.  Memberships must be renewed in person through the Teen Center office.


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

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