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Posted on: October 5, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Niles Teen Center- Week of October 5

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

1) Tues. Oct. 6- Call of Duty 3 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.

2) Wed. Oct. 7- “Girl Talk” Continues from 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.

3) Thurs. Oct. 8- Arts and Crafts- Halloween Decorations- 4:00-6:00 pm
Get into the Halloween spirit by building your creepy creatures, door hangers, bedroom decorations and more! Hang one in your locker to remind you of the upcoming fun all month long. We have all the materials you need to make zombies, picture frames, creepy wind-chimes and posters. You’re welcome to use the Halloween themed foam and glitter stickers to decorate anything you like!

4) Haunted House Undertaking- Deadline Thursday, October 8
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 Niles Teen Center.
Date: Friday, October 16
Time: 6:00p.m. to 10:00p.m.
Min/Max: 4/8
Cost: $50

5) Niles Family Resource and Wellness Fair
Saturday Oct. 10- 9:00 am to Noon at the Niles Senior Center
Come on out for this great public event to help Niles residents learn about available resources, ask questions and gain valuable insight on what is available in terms of goods and services in Niles. Vendors for this event will include utility companies, village departments, elected officials, local clubs and organizations. Attractions will include prizes/giveaways, a petting zoo, a bounce house, free exercise classes and more. See attached flyer for more information

6) Thurs. Oct. 15- Teen Speaker Series- 5:30-6:30p.m.
Cook County Forest Preserve
Learn about the history and mission of the country's oldest and largest preserve system and how you can support their efforts as a visitor or as a future natural resources professional.

7) Lights On Afterschool IS COMING!!! Thursday, October 22
Niles Lights on Afterschool - Information Fair and Rally
Join 8,000 other communities and 1 million Americans in celebrating afterschool programs at the Afterschool Alliance’s 16th annual “Niles Lights On Afterschool” event! This nationwide event calls attention to the importance of afterschool programs and the resources required to keep the lights on and the doors open. The Niles Teen Center, TLC: Total Learning Community, the Niles Optimist Club and Golf Mill Shopping Center are proud to be Lights On Afterschool Partners. This event will include an information fair of community youth organizations, program demonstrations, an open house and tour of the Teen Center, arts and crafts projects, food and prizes, and a rally with community speakers.
Date: Thursday, October 22
Time: 4:00p.m. to 6:00p.m.
Place: Niles Teen Center - Mall Hallway inside entrance #6
Rally begins at 5:45p.m. in front of the Teen Center

8) Niles Public Library- Teen Events and Programs
The second-annual Fandom Fest takes place November 21. Teens are encouraged to come in costume and bring their fan art for display.

Check Out the Attached Library Flyer for details about all of their great programs!!!

9) Halloween Social Dance Party at Interclub Academy of Dance
Friday, October 23
Interclub Academy of Dance would like to invite you to our Halloween Social Dance Party. The party will take place at Interclub Academy of Dance on October 23rd from 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm at 7350 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Niles. The Halloween Social is your opportunity to dance the night away with other students!

The dance party will include:
* a group lesson,
* dance performances by students and teachers,
* games and mixers,
* best Halloween costume contest,
* raffle drawing,
* lots of social dancing,
* snacks and beverages,
Admission tickets purchased in advance are $15 per person. Tickets at the door will be $20 per person.
For more information please call 847-600-0088

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.

11) 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.

13) 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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