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Posted on: May 18, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Niles Teen Center- Week of May 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) Summer Newsletter and Calendars are now Available!!
Check it out to see all of the awesome programs and events we have planned for your summer

2) Summer Kick- Off and Pizza Party- Tuesday, May 19- 5:30 pm
We will sit down to discuss some of the great programs available for the summer and enjoy some PIZZA and SODA to KICK OFF the end of the school year and the beginning of summer.

3) “Girl Talk” Continues on Wednesday, May 20- 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 or Nicole Espinoza at We look forward to seeing you at Girl Talk!

4) 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

5) Registration for the “Night In the Mall” Lock- In is NOW OPEN!!
8th Annual “Night-in-the-Mall” Lock-In Party
Come to Golf Mill Shopping Center for our 8th Annual “Night-In-The-Mall” Lock-In Party. This will be one night you will never forget. Scheduled activities will include DJ & dancing by Pro-Mix, appetizers by Cici’s and beverages by Coca-Cola, a late-night movie, organized games and tournaments, Inflatable Football Toss & Alien Invasion by Jump Guy, late night sandwiches by Jimmy John’s, breakfast buffet, a “Free Expressions” art wall, photo selfie station and tons of prizes. This event will be supervised by staff and volunteers from the Niles Teen Center and sponsored by Golf Mill Shopping Center. Bring a sleeping bag and pillow if you’re thinking about sleeping.

“Night-In-The-Mall” is open to Teen Center members only. You must be a TC member by Thursday, June 11. You must turn in a Teen Trip form, a Golf Mill liability form and
money at the time of sign up to guarantee your spot. Space is limited to 100 teens; sign up now!!
Place: Niles Teen Center Cost: $15
Date: Saturday, June 13 to Sunday, June 14
Time: 10:30 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.
Cost: $15
Doors open at 10:15 - no entry after 10:45
No exit and no re-entry (that’s why it’s called a Lock-In and not a Lock-out, Silly!)
Registration Deadline: Thursday, June 11

6) Bike Niles Fest Is Coming- Mark your calendars!!!
Saturday, June 6 at Gemini Jr. High from 9:00am- noon
Come join the whole Niles community as we celebrate the joy of biking and make a commitment to bicycle safety. We will unveil Niles’ first marked bike path. The event will include a family bike ride, entertainment and refreshments.
See the Attached Flyer for more information!!

7) 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

8) 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 almost finished with disposing 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.

9) 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 18- HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
Tues. May 19- May Ray Day
Wed. May 20- Be a Millionaire Day
Fri. May 22- Don’t Fry Day
Sat. May 23- Lucky Penny Day
Sun. May 24- Scavenger Hunt Day
Mon. May 25- Tap Dance Day/ Missing Children’s 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.

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

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