Wauconda Park District – Family Programs

C.E.R.T-Wauconda EMA/CERT

Disaster can strike when you least expect it…

Are You Ready?

  • Are you prepared for the unexpected?
  • Is the safety of your family a priority for you?
  • Do you have a preparedness kit for your family?
  • Do you know where your gas shut off is or how to turn off the electricity to your home?
  • These and other safety questions are answered in the emergency preparedness class being offered by the Village of Wauconda.

Wauconda Community Emergency Response Team wants you to be prepared for emergencies.

Wauconda is hosting a CERT Training Class for the public, and those interested in becoming new members.  Meet new people and learn important safety skills.

A free six-week training course on emergency preparedness will run Tuesdays September 10, 17, 24 and October 1, 8, 15 – 7:00-9:00pm.

Final Exam and Demonstrations:  Saturday, October 19 – 8:00-12:00pm

Sessions will be held in the training room at Wauconda Fire District Station #1

CERT training promotes a partnering effort between emergency services and the people that they serve.  The goal is for emergency personnel to train members of neighborhoods, community organizations, or workplaces in basic response skills.  After completion of this course individuals become eligible to join CERT, and then integrated into the emergency response capability for their area.  For questions regarding the CERT program, or to register please email:  mikewahl32@gmail.com

Kids and Parents Money Matters (Parent & Child 6-10 years)

Teaching kids about money is easier when you have the right tools.  Gain a better understanding of the values you want your kids to learn and practical tools to make teaching about money fun.  Kids will learn about the three basic money choices:  sharing, saving and spending.

Location: Community Center

R/NR Fee:  $10/$13

Limit:  6/10

3312 Fri 11/8 6:15-7:45pm

Parents, Teens and Money matters (Parent & Child 11-14 years)

Competing in a game with parents helps teens gain a better understanding of decisions about their money.  Participants learn the value of making intentional choices using share, save and spend options.

Location: Community Center

R/NR Fee:  $10/$13

Limit:  6/10

3313 Fri 11/22 6:15-7:45pm

Income Taxes & Retirement (Adults)

Preparing for retirement includes making choices that can affect your income taxes.  Learn more about the financial impact of taxes and how to make wise decisions that minimize their impact on you.  Light lunch will be served.

Location: Community Center

R/NR Fee:  $10/$13

Limit:  6/10

3801 Fri 10/11 11:00am-12:30pm

Securing & Preserving Your Retirement Strategy (Adults)

You worked hard and planned and saved for retirement.  Find out how you can have the retirement you’ve dreamt of and leave a legacy for the people and causes that matter most to you.  Light lunch will be served.

Location: Community Center

R/NR Fee:  $10/$13

Limit:  6/10

3803 Fri 10/25 11:00am-12:30pm

Ukulele (6 yrs-Adult)

Ukulele is hot right now! It’s fun! It’s easy! Learn what you need to know to play some old favorites and current pop. Approximately 72 hours before the start of class the instructor will contact students to set up your 30-minute private lesson.  No class 11/27.

Location: Community Center

R/NR Fee:  $160/$180 (8 Weeks)

Limit:  4/10

1709 Wed 10/9-12/4 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Guitar (6 yrs-Adult)

This class is for anyone, from beginning to advanced, ages 6 and up. Private acoustic guitar lessons for all levels are offered through the Wauconda Park District. Each session includes eight, 30-minute private lessons. Topics include, but are not limited to ear trainings, sight-reading, scales and chords, composition, theory, technique, repertoire, improvisation, and finger picking. Styles covered will be folk, blues, rock, jazz and classical. You must provide your own guitar. Students will be asked to purchase a music book from a local or online music store.  No class 11/27.

Location:  Community Center

R/NR:  Fee:  $160/$180  (8 Weeks)

Limit: 4/12

Code Day Date Time
1704 Wed 10/9-12/4 4-7 pm

Creative Masterpieces (All Ages Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent/guardian)

Every great artist started as a beginner. Don’t worry about that blank canvas. We will help you create a beautiful painting you can be proud of. Each party is led by a real artist who will guide and encourage you throughout the event. This isn’t paint-by-numbers or staying inside the pre-drawn lines. Trust your creative instincts, follow our artist’s guidance, and before you know it, you’ll have an original masterpiece to take home for display. Light refreshments will be served.

Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee $20 / $25
Limit: 4/12

Code Day Date Time
3719

3720

Sat

Sat

10/12

11/16

5;00 pm – 7:00 pm

6:30 pm – 8:30pm

Candy Bar Bingo

Bring the whole family out for a fun night of various bingo games and sweet treats. No money is exchanged. Each card will cost one regular sized candy bar (sorry no minis allowed). Players will keep the same card throughout the entire event. Six to eight bingo games will be played. Light refreshments will be served. Candy bars will also be available for purchase. Pre-registration is required. There is a limit of 3 cards per person. We will serve pizza and light refreshments.

Location: Community Center
Fee: $3/$4 per person and regular size candy bars per card

Limit: 6/20

Code Day Date Time
3730

3731

3732

Fri

Fri

Fri

9/27

10/25

11/15

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Family Trivia Night – All Things Holiday

Do you love all things Holiday? Come test your holiday knowledge of movies, stories and characters to see who is not a Grinch this Christmas. Join us for another installation of our monthly-themed trivia! We will serve light refreshments and pizza. Dress in your favorite ugly sweater, grab a friend or neighbor and come out with a team of a minimum or 2 and test your holiday knowledge. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Location: Community Center
Fee: $20/$25 for a family of 4, Each additional Person is $6

Limit: 4/12 teams

Code Day Date Time
3718 Fri 12/13 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm