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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


Bunny Bash

Bunny Bash
April 8

Bunny Bash

Hop on over to Bloomingdale's most bumpin' time at the Annual Bunny Bash and Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., April 8 at Circle Park and the Johnston Recreation Center.

The egg hunt starts promptly at 9:30 a.m. in Circle Park, 163 Fairfield Way. The Bunny Bash follows shortly thereafter, running 9:45 to 11:30 a.m., at the adjacent JRC, 172 S. Circle Ave.

Both events are FREE! The egg hunt is sponsored by the Lions Club with candy donated by Meijer, and the Bunny Bash is sponsored by Eagle Falls Dentistry and Bloomingdale Bank & Trust.

All participants for the Bunny Bash MUST pick up a wristband at the Johnston Recreation Center beginning March 1. The egg hunt does NOT require a wristband.

 


Junior Master Chef Camp

Jr. Master Chef Camp
March 27-31

Spring Break Activities (March 27-31)

Jr. Master Chef Camp (Ages 6-12) - Participants learn how to prepare new foods every day, from scratch to completed dishes. All supplies are included. Each participant receives a chef hat and apron. Camp runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 27-31. Extended care is available.

 

Laser Quest Trip (Ages 11-14) - Join teens on Spring Break for an exciting trip to Laser Quest. Pizza is served after the trip at the Park District. Trip runs 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., March 29.

 

Teen CPR (Ages 13-Adult) - This Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED Course is designed for childcare workers and teaches participants to respond and manage illness and injuries in a child or infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. The course covers the steps of pediatric first aid, child/infant CPR, adult CPR/AED and asthma care. Class runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., March 30. Register for these classes online.

 


Bike Bloomingdale

Bike Bloomingdale
April 29

Bike Bloomingdale
Enjoy the experience of riding your bikes through the most scenic parts of Bloomingdale at the Inaugural Bike Bloomingdale event 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 29.

 

Kick off the fun-filled day by learning a variety of safety tips and tricks from Bloomingdale Police Department staff while also enjoying a mini bike course, light refreshments and entertainment.

 

The family bike ride follows and will be led by Mayor Franco Coladipietro and Bloomingdale Park Board President Buzz Puccio. Finish the event with lunch at the Homola Picnic Shelter in Circle Park. Pre-registration is required.

 


  News & Notes


Church Street Tour & Tasting

Church Street
Beer Tasting & Tour

Church Street Beer Tasting & Tour - Visit Church Street Brewery, home of Heavenly Helles, voted best lager in Chicago (Chicago Magazine), for a guided tour of the brewing facility and a tasting of three beers, followed by a glass of your favorite choice beer from 6 to 8 p.m., March 8. Program is held at Church St., 1480 Industrial Drive Unit C, in Itasca. Church Street Beer Tasting & Tour is located under Adult General on the registration site.

 

33rd Annual Student Art Show - This exhibition provides an opportunity for the public to view the work of talented students in local schools. Students from first grade through high school use a variety of materials and techniques including figurative, abstract and sculptural pieces to create dynamic 2-D and 3-D works. This highly-popular show runs March 4 through April 8 and is a great introduction for young artists, some of who’ve exhibited as students and returned years later to exhibit again as adults. Learn more on the Museum's exhibition page.

 

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. Days for this month are March 3, 6, 15, 20 and 27-31.

 

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

 

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.

 

Rentals - Planning an event? We have your solution! Visit our rental pages for a variety of park, field, gym, water park and other rental options. Detailed rental binders also are available for viewing at the Bloomingdale Park District front office.

 

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  Events Calendar


March 3
School's Out!
8:30AM @ JRC
March 4
Green Eggs & Ham Breakfast
9:30AM @ JRC Kitchen
March 6
School's Out!
8:30AM @ JRC
March 8
Church St. Beer Tasting & Tour
6PM @ Church St. Brewing Co.
Score 6
6:30PM @ JRC
March 10
Let's Learn: Water Cycle
4PM @ Cody Room
Chef Pina's Cooking Class
6PM @ Lake Park East
March 11
Basic Life Support
8AM @ Community Room
Be A Police Officer
10AM @ Bloomingdale Police


March 13
Rules of the Road 62+
10AM @ Cody-Hills Room
March 14
CPR/AED Class
6PM @ Lake Park East
March 15
School's Out! - Kids Express
1:40PM @ JRC
50+ Gourmet Supper Club
4:30PM @ Lake Park East
March 17
Chef Pina's Cooking Class
6PM @ Lake Park East
March 20
School's Out!
8:30AM @ JRC
College Planning 101
7PM @ Lake Park East
March 21
Starved Rock, The Tenors 3,
An Italian Celebration!

10AM @ Medinah Park District

March 22
Chef Pina's Cooking Class
6PM @ Lake Park East
March 24
Let's Learn: Jellyfish
4PM @ Cody Room
Chef Pina's Cooking Class
6PM @ Lake Park East
March27
School's Out!
8:30AM @ JRC
March 28
School's Out!
8:30AM @ JRC
March 29
School's Out!
8:30AM @ JRC
March 30
School's Out!
8:30AM @ JRC
March 31
School's Out!
8:30AM @ JRC

  Corporate Partners

AMITA Health Stratford Square Mall Bloomindale Bank & Trust
Lakeview Memory Care Eagle Falls Dentistry Sunrise Chevrolet

Bloomingdale Park District
172 South Circle Avenue
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Phone: 630.529.3650
www.bloomingdaleparks.org


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


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