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McHenry Parks schedules youth programs for October

Published: Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 11:28 p.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 11:29 p.m. CDT

McHENRY – The McHenry Parks and Recreation Department aims to entertain children and parents alike with a series of programs in October.

• Kids Theatre Workshops: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Oct. 1 at the McHenry Municipal Center, 333 S. Green St. For children ages 6 to 8. Each workshop has a different theme where youth are taught to express themselves through movement exercises, improv, theater games and on-camera work.

The cost is $17 a person each workshop.

• Artsy Smartsy Crafts: 6 to 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 2 through Nov. 20, at the McHenry Municipal Center. For children ages 7 to 9. Youth will learn about nature and science while creating unique pieces of art. The cost is $35 for residents and $45 for nonresidents.

• Parent and Tot Yoga: 9:15 to 10 a.m. Thursdays, Oct. 3 to Nov. 14, at Lakeland Park Community Center, 1717 N. Sunset Ave., McHenry. For children ages 2½ through kindergarten. Parent and child will work through active and passive poses.

The cost is $30 for residents and $40 for nonresidents.

• Kids and Yoga: 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. Saturdays, Oct. 12 through Nov. 16, at the Lakeland Park Community Center. For children in grades one through five. Youth will work on strength, flexibility, coordination and body awareness.

The cost is $30 for residents and $40 for nonresidents.

• Home Alone: 9 to 10 a.m. Oct. 14 (no school day) at the McHenry Municipal Center. For children in grades two through five. Youth will be taught rules and procedures for responsible self-care.

The cost is $8 for residents and $12 for nonresidents.

• First Aid for Little People: 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. Oct. 14 (no school day) at the McHenry Municipal Center.

For children in grades two through five. Youth will be taught to take care of themselves and others in an emergency.

The cost is $14 for residents and $18 for nonresidents.

Registration is accepted in person, by mail, online or by fax at the McHenry Parks and Recreation Department office, 333 S. Green St.

For information, call 815-363-2160 or visit www.ci.mchenry.il.us.

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