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Posted on: August 24, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Niles Teen Center- Week of August 24

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

1) Back to School Dance- Sat. August 29- 6:30- 9:00 pm
Grab your friends and dance away your back-to-school blues!!! Come to the Niles Family Fitness Center gym for music and dancing by Pro-Mix Audio and Lighting. There will be no entry after 8:00 p.m. and if you leave the dance, you may not re-enter. Open to 6th through 8th grades ONLY (or any current Teen Center member).
Date: Saturday, August 29
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $10 per person (includes 4 tickets for drinks and snacks)
Location: Niles Family Fitness Center

2) School/ Lunch Visits
This week, Mark and Halley will be visiting a number of the area schools to promote the back to school dance and general teen center programs. If you see them, please stop by to say hello.
Tuesday, August 25- Gemini Junior High- Lunch with Mark
Tuesday, August 25- Gemini Open House with Halley
Wed. August 26- Culver School- Lunch with Mark
Thurs. August 27- Emerson Middle School- Lunch with Mark
Friday, Aug. 28- Parkview School- Lunch with Mark

3) Parent Volunteers for Dance
Mark is looking for 2-3 parent volunteers to assist with the Back to School Dance on August 29. Assistance would be appreciated helping with the concession stand, guarding bathrooms and general supervision. Please contact Mark if you are available.

4) “Girl Talk” Continues on Wednesday, August 26- 4:00-5:00 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.

5) Tues. Sept 1- Air Hockey Tournament- 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, NBA2K15 or Call of Duty 3. Prizes may be awarded to winners.

6) Thurs. Sept 3- Craft Project- Shrinky Dinks
Keychains, cell phone charms, pins, dog-tags: the possibilities are endless with shrinky-dinks! Draw a brand new design or trace a printed one and watch it in the oven as your shrinks down to become a useable charm for whatever you like! You can make as many as we have the materials for.

On most Thursdays of each month, Halley will lead a free arts and craft project from 4:00p.m. to 6:00p.m. Projects could include: jewelry making, nail salon, or posters and drawings.

7) Fri. Sept. 4- Teen “In House” Movie Night- 7:00 pm to 9:00 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. Additional snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. Fee goes toward additional supervision. No sign-up prior to event is necessary.
Movie Choices will be …
Insurgent (PG-13- 120 min- SciFi)- With war rumbling, Beatrice Prior looks for allies and answers in the second installment of the film series based on Veronica Roth's popular science-fiction novels. "Tris" will have to be fast, though, because the Erudite leader is in hot pursuit.
The Lazarus Effect (PG-13- 83 min- Horror)- After discovering a serum that can bring the deceased back to life, a team of medical researchers is horrified to find that the revolutionary drug carries with it some gruesome and lethal side effects.
The Cobbler (PG-13- 98 min- Comedy) New York shoe repairman Max Simkin has become weary of his drab existence when he discovers that an old stitching machine in his shop has magical properties, enabling Max to fully inhabit the lives of his customers simply by trying on their shoes.

8) Teen Center CLOSED on Friday, September 11 due to Village of Niles Paint-A-thon
The department heads for the Village of Niles will be participating in a day of service on Friday, September 11. They will be painting the exterior of a number of homes in Niles for needy families. Due to this day of service, the Teen Center will not be open. Thanks for your understanding

9) Maria SS Lauretana festival moves to Niles- Golf Mill Park
Weekend of Sept. 4 to Sept. 7
Food, games, carnival rides, entertainment, fireworks

See the attached flyer for more detailed information

10) New Phone Number for Niles Teen Center- 847-588-6900
The Village of Niles has upgraded the phone system for all village buildings and employees. The Teen Center has now been incorporated into that system.
- The Teen Center will now have a new general phone number of 847-588-6900.
- There is a new voicemail system. There are voicemail boxes for general teen center messages and a separate voicemail box for Mark. All voicemail messages will also be delivered to staff via email, which may allow for a more prompt response. If you have a question or concern, always leave a message, we will call you back.
- If there is an emergency, there will be an option on the main line voicemail to be directly connected to Mark or another on-duty staff member.
- The current emergency cell phone of 847-408-0585 will only be used for trips. Please do not call or text this number any longer.
- We now have a phone mounted in the kitchen specifically for teens to receive and make calls to their parents. If a parent calls to talk to their child, the call will be transferred to the kitchen and the child asked to go pick it up.
- The current phone number of 847-375-8949 will be forwarded to the new system for approximately the next 3 months.

1) 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.

3) 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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