Children's Theatre

Beardstown Opera House staff will direct a childrens play production at Beardstown Opera House on Friday, June 30 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, July 1 at 2:00 pm.  Open to the public.  Theatre classes are made possible by a grant from Two Rivers Arts Council, a regional arts 
organization & the Illinois Arts Council.

Ages                                      Days                                   Time                    Dates                              Location           Limit           Fee
8  & above               Mon., Wed. & Friday                    1:00-3:00 pm           June 5-30                       Opera House                         $15.00

Golf
Learn the basics of a game you'll enjoy for a lifetime.  A golf outing is scheduled at the conclusion of the program.  Please bring
your own clubs.  Class minimum: 4

Ages                                   Days                          Time                                   Dates                     Location                  Limit                        Fee

7-9                        Monday & Wednesday           9-9:50 am                            June 5-28         Golf driving range               8                         $15.00

10-12                    Monday & Wednesday           10-10:50 am                         June 5-28         Golf driving range               8                         $15.00

 Photography
Join a local photographer in exploring the wonders of photo taking.  Each week the children will take photos around the area.
Your own digital camera is required.  We will print the pictures.  Class minimum: 6


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8-12                    Monday & Wednesday                 10-10:50 or 11 -11:50 am             June 5-28             Schewe Center balcony          10            $15.00

 Awesome Arts 
Instructor Bill Barnhart lends his expertise in developing your child's artistic talents through art projects.  Art classes are made possible
from a grant from Two Rivers Arts Council, a regional arts organization and the Illinois Arts Council.

Ages                       Days                              Time                                 Dates                           Location                    Limit                      Fee
10-12         Monday & Wednesday               9-9:50 am                         June 5-28             Center's Meeting room            15                      $15.00
8-9             Monday & Wednesday           10-10:50 am                         June 5-28             Center's Meeting room            15                      $15.00
6-7             Monday & Wednesday           11-11:50 am                         June 5-28             Center's Meeting room            15                      $15.00

Pee Wee T-Ball
Organized one hour practice teaching the ball players the fundamentals of baseball/softball.  Have fun watching your child enjoy their
first team sport.  Class minimum:  6

Ages                        Days                                                  Time                                Dates                                Location                 Limit            Fee
3                  Tuesday & Thursday                       9-9:50 am or 10-10:50 am             June 6-29                   Jones Youth Diamond          12            $15.00

Dodgeball

Using soft skin balls, modern dodgeball provides action packed fun and exercise in a safe way.  Teams will be split differently and 
evenly each meeting to keep the fun and energy at a high level.

Ages                                Days                            Time                                Dates                                           Location              Limit         Fee
7-10                     Tuesday & Thursday             9-9:50 am                         June 6-29                              Schewe Center's Gym                   $15.00

Tumbling Level 1:  

Working on skills such as back rolls, back straddle rolls, cartwheels, kick-up handstands and bridges.  Beginners ages 5 and above.
Level 2:  Perfecting the skills required in Level 1 and learning control on more advanced skills such as handstand rolls, front and back roll 
step-outs and handstand bridges.  Must be able to do cartwheels and roundoffs
Level 3:  A combination of learning the graceful art of tumbling & gaining power for more difficult skills.  Must be beginning back handsprings.

Levels                                       Days                            Time                    Dates                                    Location                 Limit            Fee
Level 1                        Tuesday & Thursday              9-9:50 am            June 6-29                    Center's Tumbling Room         12            $15.00
Level 2                        Tuesday & Thursday             10-10:50 am          June 6-29                    Center's Tumbling Room         12            $15.00
Level 3                        
Tuesday & Thursday             11-11:50 am          June 6-29                    Center's Tumbling Room         12            $15.00


Summer Youth Programs 

Beardstown Park District 

Power Play:  Health, Nutrition & Fitness
Participants will learn the importance of health, nutrition and fitness, discussing things like personal hygiene, the food pyramid and
maintaining a healthy weight through healthy food choice and regular exercise.  Most of the class will be spent playing active games,
learning fun ways to stay in shape and how to use various exercise equipment.  Don't miss the chance to get your child started on a 
long and healthy life with this new program.  Funded by a grant from the Illinois Association of Park Districts.


Ages                                 Days                           Time                       Dates                                Location                Limit                        Fee
5-7                       Tuesday & Thursday            11-11:50 am             June 6-29                         Jaycee Shelter               12                       $15.00
8-10                      Tuesday & Thursday           10-10:50 am             June 6-29                        Jaycee Shelter                12                       $15.00

11-13                     Tuesday & Thursday            9-9:50 am               June 6-29                        Jaycee Shelter                12                       $15.00

Kickball
We will split teams up each week and play the all time playground favorite.  Class minimum: 8


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5-8                Tuesday & Thursday                  11-11:50 am                     June 6-29                      Jones Youth Field                      $15.00

B-Ball Hot Shots
Fundamental dribbling, passing and shooting skills and scrimmage games for your up and coming hoops star.

Ages                      Days                                    Time                                       Dates                 Location                    Limit                       Fee
5-6            Monday & Wednesday                     9-9:50 am                              June 5-28           Schewe Gym                                              $15.00
7-9            Monday & Wednesday                    10-10:50 am                           June 5-28           Schewe Gym                                               $15.00

10-12         Monday & Wednesday                    11-11:50 am                           June 5-28           Schewe Gym                                               $15.00

Science Explorers
Explore science and the environment through activities, games, crafts and field trips as well as science activities and experiments.  

Ages                      Days                                                Time                              Dates                               Location               Limit                     Fee
8-12             Monday & Wednesday                    9-9:50 or 10-10:50 am             June 5-28                        Jaycee Shelter              12                    $15.00

Girls T-Ball League
Players will have practice the 1st few sessions to learn the basics then play games plus the annual 4th of July games.  All players
receive a team t-shirt.  Sign up deadline is May 26 so we can determine teams.  Players will be called with time to be there on the 
first night and then will receive a full year schedule.  Must turn 4 before June 1, 2017.  Please turn in t-shirt size when registering.


Ages                            Days                              Time                            Dates                                     Location                                           Fee  
4-6                   Tuesday & Thursday             5:30-7:30 pm               June 6-July 4                    Jones Youth Diamond                    $20 (includes t-shirt)

Kids in the Kitchen
Learn how to make (and eat) some delicious, yummy food.  Each day you will create fun food to eat.  Class minimum: 6


Ages                               Days                                           Time                               Dates                              Location                   Limit             Fee
6-8                    Tuesday & Thursday                   9-9:50 am or 11-11:50 am            June 6-29               Center's meeting room             12            $15.00
9-11                   Tuesday & Thursday                  10-10:50 am or 12-12:50 pm        June 6-29               Center's meeting room             12             $15.00

ABC's and 123's
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un ways to learn letters and numbers thru games and activities.  Class minimum: 6

Ages                            Days                            Time                                 Dates                                Location                    Limit                       Fee
3-5                 Monday & Wednesday          11-11:50 am                         June 5-28                        Jaycee Shelter                    12                      $15.00

Soccer
Soccer is a sport every youngster can have fun playing while learning about teamwork, developing individual skills and being physically fit.
Class will work on dribbling, passing, shooting and ball handling along with scrimmage games.  Class minimum: 8

Ages                    Days                                Time                     Dates                               Location                  Limit                   Fee
5-6           Monday & Wednesday             10-10:50 am             June 5-28                    Roberts Playground            20                   $15.00
7-9           Monday & Wednesday             11-11:50 am             June 5-28                    Roberts Playground            20                   $15.00
10-12        Monday & Wednesday             9-9:50 am                June 5-28                    Roberts Playground            20                   $15.00

Cheer Pom Pon & Dance

Go Tigers!  Learn the basics in cheerleading and cheer routines, along with  creative movements and pom pon routines 
and dances.  Class minimum: 6

Ages                                 Days                             Time                               Dates                                        Location                  Limit         Fee
7-10                       Tuesday & Thursday           10-10:50 am                       June 6-29                          Schewe Center's Gym                        $15.00

Parent & Tot Tumbling
An interactive tumbling class for those energetic little ones ages 18 months thru 2 years old.  A parent must attend with their children.

Ages                                  Days                            Time                   Dates                                  Location                  Limit        Fee
18 mos.-2 yrs.       Monday & Wednesday           9-9:50 am            June 5-28                  Center's Tumbling Room          10       $15.00

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Terrible Twos and Terrific Threes
Kids have their first opportunity to participate in group activities.  Staff will provide a safe learning environment.  Parents are welcome to
attend.  Class minimum: 6

Ages                               Days                                                Time                               Dates                  Location                     Limit                 Fee
2 & 3                   Tuesday & Thursday                      10-10:50 or 11-11:50 am             June 6-29            Lions Shelter                    10                 $15.00

Games to Grow On
Interactive games, arts, crafts & playground activities makes this class a must.  Have fun & learn-a great combination. Class minimum: 6

Ages                                 Days                                           Time                          Dates                     Location                   Limit              Fee
4-6                       Tuesday & Thursday                  9-9:50 or 10-10:50 am            June 6-29             Kiwanis Shelter                 12             $15.00

 Intro to Sports
Will work on the basic skills and concepts of a different sport each week, including baseball/softball, soccer, kickball & other active games.

Ages                          Days                               Time                   Dates                                           Location                                        Fee
4-6                  Tuesday & Thursday              9-9:50 am            June 6-29                           Roberts Park Playground                          $15.00

Tot Tumbling
Boys and girls will burn their energy learning safe tumbling skills, such as rolls, cartwheels and backrolls.  Kids will give new meaning to
shake, rattle and roll!  Class minimum: 6

Ages                           Days                                         Time                                   Dates                     Location                Limit             Fee
3-5                  Monday & Wednesday            10-10:50 am or 11-11:50 am             June 5-28    Center's Tumbling Room        12           $15.00

Boys T-Ball League
Players will have practice the 1st few sessions to learn the basics then play games including the annual 4th of July games.  All players
receive a team t-shirt.  Sign up deadline is May 26 so we can determine teams.  Players will be called with time to be there on the 
first night and then will receive a full year schedule.  Must turn 4 before June 1, 2017.  Please turn in t-shirt size when registering.

Ages                          Days                              Time                         Dates                                  Location                                          Fee  
4-6                   Monday & Wednesday             5-8 pm                June 5-July 4                  Jones Youth Diamond                  $20 (includes t-shirt)

Youth Soccer League

The park district in conjunction with the Beardstown Soccer Club will be sponsoring this year's youth soccer league.  The league is 
open to any child between the ages of 6 (must turn 6 by May 31, 2017) and 14 (cannot turn 15 before May 31, 2017).  Participants
will learn and develop individual soccer skills, learn teamwork and have fun during practices and a full schedule of games.
Players will be divided into teams in four different age groups and play games every Saturday beginning June 17 and running
through August 5.  The first practices will begin the week of May 29th and practice days and times will be determined by each coach
individually.  Players will be contacted by their coach before the first practice.   Registration will take place at the  Beardstown Park
District Community Center on Saturday, April 29 from 8 am-12 pm and Saturday,  May 13 from 9 am-11 am.   You can also register
between these dates but May 13 will be the final date to register your child for the league.  The registration fee is $15.00 per
 child.  Participants will receive (and be able to keep) a team jersey and a medal.  Players on the winning team in each division will
receive trophies.  All activities will take place at the Beardstown Park District soccer fields.  The program is operated by community
volunteers.  If you would like to volunteer to coach, referee, or help in any way, please contact League Directors Ricardo
Montoya at (217) 320-5790 or Alejandro Chavez at (217) 320-3286.