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The Lounge

The Lounge is relaxing space in the Johnston Recreation Center for active adults and seniors. It features a comfortable seating area to watch TV and movies, play cards, an area to get active with Wii video games, and plenty of space to simply relax and pass the time. Free coffee is available.

Our schedule is subject to change. The Lounge is open Mondays and Wednesdays. The Lounge is Free to all adults; however, some programs and lunches require a registration fee to participate.

Hours at The Lounge

9:30AM-12:30PM

If you have questions about The Lounge programs, please contact rebecca@bloomingdaleparks.org or 630-529-3650.


November Schedule

November Bingo - Thanksgiving Themed November 8 | 10-11:30AM | Free Code: 103777-C1
Save the second and last Wednesday of every month and join us for some bingo fun. All supplies will be provided. Prizes to all winners! Registration is required. The second Wednesdays of the month are themed bingos.

Book Club November 14 | 10-11AM | Free
Bloomingdale Park District and Bloomingdale Public Library have partnered up to offer a Book Club quarterly in The Lounge. The book discussion is on November 14 at 10AM and led by Reference Librarian Soon Har Tan from the Bloomingdale Public Library. The book can be checked out at the Johnston Recreation Center Front Desk. Books are available in regular or large print or an audiobook with CDs.

Hot Dog Lunch and Movie November 16 | 11AM-12:30PM | Free Code: 103790-A1
Enjoy a hot dog lunch and a movie. Lunch is free, but registration is required.

Craft Day - Thanksgiving Craft November 21 | 10:30-11:30AM | Free Code: 103784-C1
Stop in to make a Thanksgiving craft. This program is free, but registration is encouraged. Supplies are provided.

Bingo November 29 | 10-11:30AM | Free Code: 103777-C2
Save the second and last Wednesday of every month and join us for some Bingo fun. All supplies will be provided. Prizes to all winners! Registration is required. The second Wednesdays of the month are themed games.

December Schedule

Holiday Party December 5 | 10-11AM | $12 per person |
Code: 203792-A1
Grab your friends and come dressed in an ugly sweater or your holiday attire and be entered into a raffle at our Holiday Party! We will make ornaments, decorate cookies, listen to holiday music and enjoy refreshments that will include donuts, fruit, juice and coffee. 

Presentation on KiDDieLAND
December 12 | 10:30AM-12PM | $5 per person |
Code: 203796-A1
Explore the 80-year history of the amusement park with vintage
pictures, memorabilia and learn about its closure. Exclusive 2009videos and pictures of the park on a busy day will be featured as well as videos of the auction and the prices paid for the rides. The presentation is given by Cheryl Brown, a historian and Oakton College professor.  Registration is required. The presentation is conducted via Zoom. Light refreshments provided. Seminar will take place in the Lounge.

Bingo - Holiday Themed December 13 | 10-11:30AM | Free |
Code: 203777-A1
Save the second and last Wednesday of every month and join us for some Bingo fun. All supplies will be provided. Prizes to all winners! Registration is required. The second Wednesdays of the month are themed Bingos.

"Lucy" December 14 | 11:15AM-12:30PM | $15 per person |
Code: 203789-A1J
Jill Gabrielle is back again with her new show “Lucy” an original solo musical based on the life of Lucille Ball; written and directed by, Jillian Gabrielle. Lunch provided. No drop-ins please. Registration required.

Craft  Day 19 | 10:30-11:30AM | Free | Code: 203780-A1
Stop in to make a craft. This program is free, but registration is encouraged. Supplies provided.

Bingo December 27 | 10-11:30AM | Free | Code: 203777-A2
Save the second and last Wednesday of every month and join us for some Bingo fun. All supplies will be provided. Prizes to all winners! Registration is required. The second Wednesdays of the month are themed Bingos.

January Schedule

Bingo - Winter Themed
January 10 | 10-11:30AM | Free | Code: 203777-B1
Save the second and last Wednesday of every month and join us for some Bingo fun. All supplies will be provided. Prizes to all winners! Registration is required. The second Wednesdays of the month are themed Bingos.

Craft Day January 16 | 10:30AM-11:30AM | Free |
Code: 203780-A2
Stop in to make a craft. This program is free, but registration is encouraged. Supplies provided.

Hot Dog and Movie January 18 | 11AM-12:30PM | Free |
Code: 203788-A2
Enjoy a hotdog lunch and movie. Lunch is free but registration is required.

National Pie Day January 23 | 10:30-11:30AM | Free
Stop in anytime between the 10:30 to 11:30AM for a yummy piece of pie on National Pie Day.

Cards and Games January 25 | 9AM-12PM | Free
Grab your friends and save the last Thursday of the month to play a variety of card games in the Lounge. Stop in anytime between the hours of 9AM-12PM. Game ideas are Poker, Crazy Eights, Spades, Rummy and more.

Blood Pressure Checks January 31 | 9:30-11AM | Free
Come join Alden Valley Ridge outside The Lounge at the Johnston Recreation Center for a free blood pressure screening.

Bingo January 31 | 10-11:30AM | Free | Code: 203777-B2
Save the second and last Wednesday of every month and join us for some Bingo fun. All supplies will be provided. Prizes to all winners! Registration is required. The second Wednesdays of the month are themed Bingos.

February Schedule

Valentine's Day Fun! February 8 | 10:30-11:30AM | $10 per person | Code: 203786-A1
Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples, it’s for everyone to celebrate love and affection with family and friends. We will play games, decorate heart-shaped cookies and enjoy light refreshments.

Book Club February 13 | 10-11AM | Free
Bloomingdale Park District and Bloomingdale Public Library have partnered up to offer a Book Club quarterly in The Lounge. The book discussion is on February 13 at 10AM and led by Reference Librarian Soon Har Tan from the Bloomingdale Public Library. The book can be checked out at the Johnston Recreation Center. Books are available in regular or large print or an audiobook with CDs.

Bingo - Valentine's Day  14 | 10-11:30AM | Free |
Code: 203777-C1
Save the second and last Wednesday of every month and join us for some Bingo fun. All supplies will be provided. Prizes to all winners! Registration is required. The second Wednesdays of the month are themed Bingos.

Craft Day February 20 | 10:30-11:30AM | Free |
Code: 203780-A3
Stop in to make a craft. This program is free, but registration is encouraged. Supplies provided.

Seated Strength and Stretch February 27 | 10:30-11AM | Free | Code: 203795-A1
You don’t need to leave your seat to workout! This 30-minute class will incorporate light hand weights and stretching to elevate your heartrate, strengthen your upper body and do a full-body stretch. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle.

Blood Pressure Checks February 28 | 9:30-11AM | Free
Come join Alden Valley Ridge outside The Lounge at the Johnston Recreation Center for a free blood pressure screening.

Bingo February 28 | 10-11:30AM | Free | Code: 203777-C2
Save the second and last Wednesday of every month and join us for some Bingo fun. All supplies will be provided. Prizes to all winners! Registration is required. The second Wednesdays of the month are themed Bingos.

Cards and Games February 29 | 9AM-12PM | Free
Grab your friends and save the last Thursday of the month to play a variety of card games in the Lounge. Stop in anytime between the hours of 9AM-12PM. Game ideas are Poker, Crazy Eights, Spades, Rummy and more.

March Schedule

Movie and Bagel March 5 | 9:30-11:30AM | Free |
Code: 203793-A1
Grab your friends and enjoy a movie together. Bagels, juice and coffee provided. An email with be sent out regarding the movie title closer to the date.

Bingo - Easter Themed March 13 | 10-11:30AM | Free |
Code: 203777-D1
Save the second and last Wednesday of every month and join us for some Bingo fun. All supplies will be provided. Prizes to all winners! Registration is required. The second Wednesdays of the month are themed Bingos.

Craft Day March 19 | 10:30-11:30AM | Free | Code: 203780-A4
Stop in to make a craft. This program is free, but registration is encouraged. Supplies provided.

Blood Pressure Checks March 27 | 9:30-11AM | Free
Come join Alden Valley Ridge outside The Lounge at the Johnston Recreation Center for a free blood pressure screening.

Bingo March 27 | 10-11:30AM | Free | Code: 203777-D2
Save the second and last Wednesday of every month and join us for some Bingo fun. All supplies will be provided. Prizes to all winners! Registration is required. The second Wednesdays of the month are themed Bingos.

Cards and Games March 28 | 9AM-12PM | Free
Grab your friends and save the last Thursday of the month to play a variety of card games in the Lounge. Stop in anytime between the hours of 9AM-12PM. Game ideas are Poker, Crazy Eights, Spades, Rummy and more.

April Schedule

National Deep-Dish Day April 2 | 11:30-12:30PM | $9 per person | Code: 203791-A1Love pizza? Grab your friends and enjoy some deep-dish pizza from Lou Malnati’s in The Lounge. Fee includes pizza, dessert and drinks.  Registration is required.

Healing The Spirit Within-One Note at a Time April 9 | 10:30-11:30AM | $35 per person | Code: 203790-A1
This program integrates music, poetry and art. After Katherine lost her first husband to cancer, she discovered that going out of her comfort zone with different creative processes helped heal her soul. With this program, Katherine will explore the themes of love lost and found, hope, joy and gratitude through playing her flute, reciting poetry and displaying her art journal. All attendees will receive a journal, pen, prompt bookmark and a poetry handout to use and take home. Let this mini retreat bring some peace and joy to your world. Registration required.

Bingo - Spring Themed April 10 | 10-11:30AM | Free | Code: 203777-E1Save the second and last Wednesday of every month and join us for some Bingo fun. All supplies will be provided. Prizes to all winners! Registration is required. The second Wednesdays of the month are themed Bingos.

Ice Cream Social April 11 | 11AM-12PM | Free
Stop in between the hours of 11AM-12PM and enjoy an ice cream sundae!

Craft Day April 16 | 10:30-11:30AM | Free | Code: 203780-A5Stop in to make a craft. This program is free, but registration is encouraged. Supplies provided.

Pizza Party April 18 | 11:30AM-12:30PM | $8 per person | Code: 203787-A1Love pizza? Grab your friends and enjoy delicious pizza. Fee includes pizza, dessert and drinks. Registration is required.

Blood Pressure Checks April 24 | 9:30-11AM | Free
Come join Alden Valley Ridge outside The Lounge at the Johnston Recreation Center for a free blood pressure screening.

Bingo April 24 | 10-11:30AM | Free | Code: 103777-E2
Save the second and last Wednesday of every month and join us for some Bingo fun. All supplies will be provided. Prizes to all winners! Registration is required. The second Wednesdays of the month are themed games.

Cards and Games April 25 | 9AM-12PM | Free
Grab your friends and save the last Thursday of the month to play a variety of card games in the Lounge. Stop in anytime between the hours of 9AM-12PM. Game ideas are Poker, Crazy Eights, Spades, Rummy and more.

Seated Strength and Stretch April 30 | 10:30-11AM | Free | Code: 203795-A2You don’t need to leave your seat to workout! This 30-minute class will incorporate light hand weights and stretching to elevate your heartrate, strengthen your upper body and do a full-body stretch. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle.

May Schedule

Hot Dog and Movie May 2 | 11AM-12:30PM | Free | Code: 203788-A2
Enjoy a hot dog lunch and a movie. Lunch is free but registration is required.

Craft Day May 7 | 10:30-11:30AM | Free | Code: 203780-A6
Stop in to make a craft. This program is free, but registration is encouraged. Supplies provided.

Bingo - Memorial Day Themed May 8 | 10-11:30AM | Free | Code: 103777-F1Save the second and last Wednesday of every month and join us for some Bingo fun. All supplies will be provided. Prizes to all winners!  Registration is required. The second Wednesdays of the month are themed Bingos.

Book Club May 14 | 10-11AM | Free
Bloomingdale Park District and Bloomingdale Public Library have partnered up to offer a Book Club quarterly in The Lounge. The  is on at 10AM and led by Reference Librarian Soon Har Tan from the Bloomingdale Public Library. The book can be checked out
at the Johnston Recreation Center. Books are available in regular or  or an audiobook with CDs.

Blood Pressure Checks May 29 | 9:30-11AM | Free
Come join Alden Valley Ridge outside The Lounge at the Johnston Recreation Center for a free blood pressure screening.

Bingo May 29 | 10-11:30AM | Free | Code: 103777-F2Save the second and last Wednesday of every month and join us for some Bingo fun. All supplies will be provided. Prizes to all winners! Registration is required. The second Wednesdays of the month are themed games.

Cards and Games May 30 | 9AM-12PM | Free
Grab your friends and save the last Thursday of the month to play a variety of card games in the Lounge. Stop in anytime between the hours of 9AM-12PM. Game ideas are Poker, Crazy Eights, Spades, Rummy and more.

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