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Posted on: May 11, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Niles Teen Center- Week of May 11

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

1) Reminder- Mark may need to be away from the office some nights over the next couple of weeks for doctor’s appointments with Elliot. He will be gone on Tuesday 5/12 after 5:00 pm and all afternoon on Wed. 5/13.

2) “Girl Talk” Continues on Wednesday, May 13- 4:30-5:30 pm
Girl Talk is a group designed to meet the social 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 4:30-5:30 p.m. The group is facilitated by Nicole Espinoza, LCSW of Niles Family Services in collaboration with the Niles Teen Center. To participate in the group, please complete and turn in the attached permission slip. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mark Williams at 847-375-8949 or Nicole Espinoza at We look forward to seeing you at Girl Talk!

3) Speaker Series- Thursday, May 14 - 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Photographer for Low Rider Magazine
Edward Calderon will offer a presentation about photography, the low rider car culture and his life lessons for youth. We should be able to go outside to see his own personal low-rider car. This is one speaker you will not want to miss. Edward will also be bringing a videographer to document this awesome experience.

4) Teen In House Movie Night- Friday, May 15 - 7:00- 9:30 pm- $3 each
Come to the Teen Center for Teen Movie Nights. Stop by or call to recommend a teen movie. All movies will be PG or PG-13. Bring a pillow or blanket and make yourself at home. All teens will be provided 1 can of soda, 2 bags of chips, and unlimited popcorn. Additional snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. Fee goes toward additional supervision. No sign-up prior to event is necessary.
Movies choices will be:
The Fast and the Furious- (PG-13- Action- 107 min) - Domenic Toretto is a Los Angeles street racer suspected of masterminding a series of big-rig hijackings. When undercover cop Brian Spindler infiltrates Toretto's crew, he falls for Toretto's sister and must choose a side: the gang or the LAPD.
Big Hero 6-(PG- Animated-102 min) In this animated adventure, genius robotics engineer Hiro Hamada finds himself enmeshed in a nefarious scheme to wipe out the city of San Fransokyo. Accompanied by his robot best friend, Hero joins a ragtag team intent on saving the City by the Bay.
Taken 3- (PG-13- Action 109 min)- In the final installment of the hit action franchise, former CIA operative Bryan Mills is framed for murder and must use his covert skills to keep himself alive while trying to prove his innocence.

5) Niles Mini-Golf and Batting Cages- Deadline Thursday, May 21
Join Teen Center staff as we travel to the Niles Park District’s Pioneer Park for an afternoon full of fun including 2 games of mini-golf and open batting cages. We may even have time for a game of kick ball in the playing fields. You must be at the Teen Center by noon. The bus will not wait if you’re late. We will be taking the 12:20 p.m. # 411 free bus to the park and returning on the 4:50 p.m. bus back to Golf Mill.
Date: Friday, May 29 (D63 Records Day- no school)
Time: 12:00 p.m. (noon) to 5:45 p.m.
Cost: $4 each Min/Max: 5/25
Registration Deadline: Thursday, May 21

6) School Visits by Niles Teen Center
During the week of May 18, Mark will be making classroom or lunch visits to most of the schools in the Niles area. If you see him, please make a point to say HELLO!!

Monday, May 18- 9:15 am- 10:30 am- Melzer Elementary
Monday May, 18- 11:20 am- 11:50 am – Parkview School
Monday, May 18- 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm- Nelson Elementary

Tuesday, May 19- 11:55 am- 12:15pm- St. John Brebeuf

Wednesday, May 20- 10:45 am- 1:00 pm- Gemini Junior High
Wednesday, May 20- 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm- Mark Twain Elementary

Thursday, May 21- 9:30 am - 10:15 am- Apollo Elementary
Thursday, May 21- 11:00 am – 1:00 pm- Emerson Middle
Thursday, May 21- 1:30 pm – 2:00/ 2:30 pm- Washington Elementary

Tuesday, May 26- 11:30-1:00 pm- Culver School
Tuesday, May 26- 1:00 pm- 2:30 pm- Stevenson Elementary

7) New Furniture Donation- Restaurant Booths & Tables
The Teen Center accepted the donation of 6 commercial grade restaurant booths and tables. This has made for a nice upgrade in “sturdy” furniture for teen usage. Mark is still working to dispose of some of the “worn and damage” furniture. Please be patient as you may not have as much space until all of the old furniture is removed.

8) National Day Calendar.
As a Christmas Gift, Mark received a National Day Calendar from his brother-in-law who is a rather unconventional thinker. This calendar does not list the any national, local or state holidays. But instead it is a calendar of fun and random holidays like “Hug a Plumber Day” and “Ice Cream Day”. In the spirit of fun, Mark will be providing these “holidays” each week as random and fun facts for teens and parents to enjoy and potentially use in their social media posts.

Mon. May 11- Twilight Zone Day
Tues. May 12- Limerick Day
Wed. May 13- Frog Jumping Day
Thurs. May 14- Dance like a Chicken Day/ Underground America Day
Fri. May 15- Police Officer’s Memorial Day/ Bike to Work Day
Sat. May 16- Sea Monkey Day/ Love a Tree Day
Sun. May 17- Pack Rat Day
Mon. May 18- Visit your relatives day/ HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

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.

10) 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
847-375-8949- office
847-408-0585- cell

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