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Park Forest, IL 60466
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Please note the registration deadlines for programs below.  Please register early or the class may be cancelled due to lack of enrollment. 


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Painting, Pizza and Punch 
We provide the painting and pizza; you bring your favorite beverage! This one-night event is for children ages 5-15 and is set up like our Toast and Tint classes! Children from all artistic backgrounds are invited and will learn to paint creations of their own. Before painting, pizza will be served. Patricia Moore instructs the class. Registration deadline: one week prior to the class.

Ages 5-15     $15  1 session    
Village Hall, Lower Level - Rooms 1 & 2
24009-01   F   6-7:30 pm    June 23    Draw and paint a dog.
24009-02   F   6-7:30 pm    July 14     Draw and paint a sunset on water.
24009-03   F   6-7:30 pm    Aug 18     Paint a picture of a bird.                         

                     
           


Young Picassos
Discover your inner artist through the creations of a wonderful piece of art using mixed media, watercolors, pencils, crayons, charcoal and India ink! All supplies included except an all-purpose art pad purchased by the participant. Patricia Moore instructs the class. Registration deadline: one week prior to the class.

Ages 5-13      $35     4 weeks
Village Hall, Employee Lounge
14005-04   Sa   2-3:30 pm    May 6-May 27

Ages 5-13     $27   3 weeks
Village Hall, Employee Lounge
24005-01 W 6-7:30 pm July 12-26

Ages 5-13    $35   4 weeks
Village Hall, Employee Lounge 
24005-02 W     6-7:30 pm   Aug 2-23  

Toast and Tint
Toast and Tint is a carefree, easy and FUN art party! Not artistic? Don't worry! Local artist Patricia Moore will guide you step by step to recreate the featured project of the night. Grab your friends, family or coworkers and make it an evening of art and camaraderie. We provide all the materials, along with snacks. This class is BYOB, so grab a bottle of wine on your way over! This class is open to adults of all skill level, no experience necessary, and at the end of the night, you'll be able to leave with a unique piece of art created by your own hand. Patricia Moore instructs the class. Registration deadline: one week prior to the class.

Ages 21 & Older     $35  1 session    
Dining on the Green, 349 Main St.

12101-03   F   7-9:30 pm     May 19     Bring glass or pottery and any materials (photo, cards, papers) you would like
                                                             to incorporate to paint and decorate. 
22101-01   F    7-9:30 pm   June 16     Paint a picture of your pet.  Bring a good photo of your pet.  
22101-02   F    7-9:30 pm   July 21      Paint a landscape with a sunset or sunrise.
22101-03   F    7-9:30 pm   Aug 11      Paint an abstract to music.       


Blues Kids Harmonica Class
Learn basic harmonica techniques such as playing within the 12 bar blues progression and more. No musical experience is required. Bring a C diatonic harmonica and a desire to learn to play the blues! Clement Bashir instructs the class.

Ages 7-14    $70   8 weeks
Village Hall, Recreation & Parks Conference Rm
12000-03   M   6-7 pm   May 1-June 19
22000-01   M   6-7 pm   June 26-Aug 14
22000-02   M   6-7 pm   Aug 21-Oct 9 



Beginning Blues Harmonica
Learn basic harmonica techniques. Learn to play clear single notes, tongue blocking, and play within the 12 bar blues progression. We will also cover bending notes, octaves and more. No musical experience is required. Bring a C diatonic harmonica, a desire to play the blues and your ears. Clement Bashir instructs the class. Private lessons available upon request.

Ages 15 & older     $80     8 weeks
Village Hall, Recreation & Parks Conference Rm
12100-03    W   7-8 pm        May 3-June 21
22100-01    W   7-8 pm        June 28-Aug 16
22100-02    W   7-8 pm        Aug 23-Oct 11

Mama's Birds Performing Arts Summer Camp
The Mama's Birds Performing Arts Youth Summer Program for ages 7 to 18 provides singing, dancing, acting and song writing lessons, stage presence coaching, free studio recording, free photo shoots, image and bio development and now a video shoot all led by experienced instructors who work in the industry! To top it all off... a BIG FINALE SHOWCASE. Melinda Bussie instructs the class.

ONLY 25 SPOTS AVAILABLE...CLASSES FILL QUICKLY SO REGISTER TODAY!  Payment plans available of only $30 per week! 

Payment Plan Terms:  A $30 deposit per person and a $10 payment plan processing fee must be paid in full at registration. Remaining balance must be paid in full by Friday, July 21, 2017.

Ages 7-18      $240     8 weeks
Village Hall, Lower Level - Rooms 1 & 2
24008-01 Tu, W, F   11 am-1:30 pm   June 6-July 28 

Baby-sitter Safety Class
The Park Forest Fire Department is offering a Baby-sitter Safety Class.  Aimed at children ages 10 through 15, the class is designed to help them deal with a variety of emergency situations they may encounter.  The class will provide information on basic childcare, first aid, CPR, fire safety, disasters and personal safety.  Please register at the Recreation and Parks Department at 350 Victory Dr., Park Forest, IL or call 708-748-2005. 

Ages 10-15      $20       5 days
Park Forest Library - Ringering Room
24004-01 M-F 10 am-1 pm      July 10-14

CPR Classes
The Park Forest Fire Department is offering CPR Classes. Classes are held in the Training Room of the Fire Station located at 156 Indianwood Boulevard.  Classes are taught by one of our CPR Instructors and will last approximately 3-4 hours.  Cost is $40 for BLS (formerly Health Care Provider) and $30 for Basic. 

Payment can be made in advance (cash or checks payable to Park Forest Fire Department) or on the day of class. Card will not be issued until payment is received.

Dates for 2017 are:  
Saturday, May 20 - 9:00 am
Saturday, July 15 - 9:00 am
Saturday, September 16 - 9:00 am
Saturday, November 18 - 9:00 am

You can register on-line at www.vopf.com (Under Village Services select Fire Department\Public Education\ CPR Programs\PFFD CPR Classes) or by contacting the Park Forest Fire Department at (708)748-5605.



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Additional Links:

Park Forest Community Gardens

Park Forest Library

Suburban Youth Symphony Orchestra

Tall Gras Arts Association

Teen Zone