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Where Recreation Revolves Around You!

Welcome to the BPD E-newsletter! This monthly update keeps you in tune with all of the events, activities and happenings in the Bloomingdale Park District. Our mission is to efficiently and economically provide recreation programs, facilities and open space designed to provide enjoyable leisure time experiences that benefit the community.

  Featured Programs & Events

Festival of Lights

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Stratford Square Mall

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Bloomingdale Bank & Trust

Sports Authority

Festival of Lights

Beginning Nov. 27, 2015, the Festival of Lights returns for the third straight year in bigger and brighter fashion. Pedestrians and motorists alike will be treated to a sparking display of holiday lights and sights.


In addition to visually-stunning displays, the Park District also will conduct expanded on-site programming and entertainment activities sure to delight the masses. Download the calendar of events for a complete listing.


Programming and entertainment to include:

  • Holiday Show at the Museum

    • Gallery I: LEGO Working Train Display

    • Gallery II: Paws & Claus

  • Museum Hours (Nov. 27 – Dec. 27)

    • Wednesday-Thursday: 6-8:30PM

    • Friday-Saturday: 6-9PM

    • Sunday: 1-4PM

  • Lighting Ceremony – Nov. 27, 6:30PM

    • Watch the whole park light up with the flip of the giant switch!

  • Additional entertainment to include:

    • Horse-drawn carriage rides

    • Craft workshops

    • Carolers

    • Holiday Bingo

    • Santa Visits

    • Cookie Decorating

    • Ms. Claus Storytime

    • Rockin' Santa


Make A Difference Day

Girls Night Out

Bend, sip and relax at the Annual Girls Night Out 7 to 9:30 p.m., November 6 at the Museum. Strengthen and lengthen with 45 minutes of hatha yoga taught by instructor Julie Gentile, then relax with a wine and cheese sampling shortly thereafter.


Please bring a yoga mat and a water bottle. Registration deadline is November 3.

Thanksgiving Cooking - November 13

Thanksgiving Cooking
November 13 @ JRC

Staff Picks for November

Staff Picks

Spend quality time with your grandchild and prep for Thanksgiving at the new Thanksgiving Cooking class for grandparents and grandchildren. Register yourself and bring one grandchild for free! Additional grandchildren are welcome for $5 per person. Register online. Thanksgiving Cooking is located under Adult General under the Activities menu in the right sidebar.


Other upcoming staff picks for November include:


Night at the Field Museum by Henrietta DuBois

Holiday Show: "Paws & Claus"


November 27 - December 27

The Museum sparkles with lights, seasonal decorations and attractions appealing to the entire family at its annual Holiday Show November 27 through December 27. In Gallery I, the popular Lego Train City returns. The surrounding walls will feature drawings, paintings and sculptures of Santa Claus and adorable dogs by artists Charlotte Burgess, Sherylee Dodge, Carol Foster, Fredericka Howard and Cheryl Rausch. In Gallery II, Snoopy and friends will be featured. Posters, stuffed animals and other related items come from the collection of Charise McCarthy.


About Bloomingdale Park District Museum


  News & Notes

Halloween Party

Bitty Ballerina Tea - Girls ages 3-7 put on their prettiest tutu and dance slippers for a magical and enchanting evening at Bitty Ballerina Tea 6 to 8 p.m., at the JRC. Dance and dream and be a star just like little Angelina. There will be lots of sweets, tasty teas and, of course, dance lessons. Girls should be dropped off at 6 p.m. for their dance lesson. Parents may join at 7 p.m. for a very special performance. Tea and treats are served afterward, as parent and child create a pretty project. Additional ballerinas are $15.


Westfield Walking Track- Inclement weather putting a damper on your outdoor exercising? The Westfield Walking Track is FREE for residents and open daily for use. Days and Hours


Days Off of School - The Park District provides days off of school programming for school districts 13 and 15 for preschool through sixth grade. Activities include games, sports, arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor playtime, cooking, trips, special events and a whole lot more. Upcoming program dates are November 18, 23, 24, and 25. Register online! Days off of school programming is located under Youth General under the Activities menu on the right side of the registration site.

Klub Friday Night - November 20 is the next KFN. The program for fourth- and fifth-graders runs 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., at the JRC and features a DJ spinning tunes, games, tournaments and special prizes. Admission includes a piece of pizza and drink. Register online! KFN is located under Youth General under the Activities menu on the right side of the registration site.


Birthday Parties - Bloomingdale Park District birthday parties are easy, affordable and fun! A wide variety of themes are offered, and all parties include a party host, decorated party room, juice, goodie bags, and room set-up and clean-up.


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  Events Calendar

November 6
Girls Night Out
7PM @ Museum
November 10
Abracadabra Magic
November 13
Thanksgiving Cooking
4:30PM @ JRC Kitchen
November 18
School's Out - Kids' Express
1:40PM @ JRC
Our Body's Cells
4:30PM @ JRC
Animal Cells

November 20
Klub Friday Night
7:30PM @ JRC
November 21
Walking Book Club
9AM @ Stratford Square
November 23
School's Out!
8:30AM @ JRC
Munchkin Open Gym
9AM @ JRC Gymnastics
American Girl Brunch Trip
Pre-K Open Gym
10:15AM @ JRC Gymnastics
Service Trip
11AM @ JRC

November 24
School's Out!
8:30AM @ JRC
Little Chef Cook-Off
9AM @ JRC Kitchen
November 25
School's Out! - Kids' Express
1:40PM @ JRC
December 1
Bitty Ballerina Tea
December 2
Holiday in the City Trip
10AM @ Medinah Park District
December 4
Ornament Making
11AM @ JRC

  Corporate Partners

Adventist Health Care Eagle Falls Dentistry Bloomindale Bank & Trust Stratford Square Mall
PT Solutions Sports Authority Sunrise Chevrolet

Bloomingdale Park District
172 South Circle Avenue
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Phone: 630.529.3650

Contact Us:
Johnston Recreation Center
Maintenance Facility
The Oasis Water Park
Westfield Gymnasium

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