Located in the Community Recreation Center
3000 Glenview Road
General Recreation Supervisor: Nicole Jacobson
What is General Recreation?
It's the Etc., Etc. of recreation programming that is full of unique and exciting stuff for both children and adults. We offer workshops, special events, teens programs and specialty classes by experienced teachers from Musikgarten, Language Amigos and the American Red Cross.
Check out some of our featured classes.
Click here to register for any of these programs.
Cake Decorating for Kids
Put on the aprons and let the fun begin! Children love to cook and these creative classes will delight your budding pastry chef. These themed cake classes are being offered by PartyCakes PartyCakes. Fee is per workshop: Resident-$19/Non-Resident-$24. This program meets at the Community Recreation Center. For more information call 847-256-9686.
St. Pat’s Clover
Thursday, March 15, 4-4:45 p.m.
Rainbows, leprechauns and a pot of gold. How lucky you will feel after decorating your four leaf clover pound cake covered in butter cream frosting and chocolate. It will be topped with an edible rainbow, pot of gold, chocolate gold coin and a lucky saying.
At the Ballpark
Thursday, April 5, 4-4:45 p.m.
It’s the Cub’s Opening Day so join us making a duplicate of Wrigley Field. After piping in some butter cream grass for the outfield and adding some bleachers you will make marshmallow fondant bases for the infield. We didn’t forget the skyscrapers in the background, scoreboard along with a chocolate brick wall. It will be a fun day at the ballpark.
Flutter, Flutter Butterfly
Thursday, April 18, 4-4:45 p.m.
Spring has finally arrived and the flowers are blooming. In this class you will make two butterfly cakes with stencils, marshmallow fondant and edible embellishments. Your butterflies will land on a bed of angel food cake covered in butter cream grass. We didn’t forget the gummy butterfly!
High Heel Shoes
Thursday, May 9, 4-4:45 p.m.
Mother’s Day is right around the corner and every Mom can use a new pair of shoes—and one size fits all! These shoes will not only be edible, but designed by you. It will be the most tasteful pair of shoes she has ever received.
Pajama Spa Night
Thursday, March 1, 6-7:30 p.m.
Come hang with Glitzy Girlz and have a night of pampering and fun! Come to class dressed in your favorite pajamas. We will be soaking up relaxation with facials, pedicures and manicures. Our avocado/banana masks will moisturize while we design a crystal charm bracelet. Our feet will tingle with our pedicure process and hands will look freshly manicured. Our awesome nail/toe polish application is complete with nail designs and rhinestones. Each girl will get a take home spa bag filled goodies like scented lotion, foot/nail brushes, jewelry and more! Resident fee is $36; Non-resident fee is $45. This program meets at the Community Recreation Center. For more information call 847-256-9686.
April 10 & July 10
Children are guaranteed to have a great time as they learn a collection of fascinating and mesmerizing tricks! Amaze family and friends with tricks that involve cards, ropes, coins, mind-reading and more. While the tricks may appear difficult, you'll discover that they are quick to learn and easy to perform. All materials are provided and each child receives a magic kit to take home. Children are grouped by age and always learn tricks that are age-appropriate. You can sign up for this class again and again since brand new tricks are taught at each session! Instructor: Magic Team of Gary Kantor. Resident fee is $20; Non-resident fee is $25. This program meets at the Community Recreation Center. For more information call 847-256-9686.
May 7 & June 22
How do they make those cool balloon animals you see at parties? You can learn the techniques needed to take a plain balloon and transform it into a fascinating balloon animal creation (like dogs, butterflies, swords, etc.) At the end of the class participants will get to take home all of the things they made. And this class isn’t just for the kids: Parents are more than welcome to join their children in the class at no extra charge. Resident fee is $25; Non-resident fee is $31. This program meets at the Community Recreation Center. For more information call 847-256-9686.
An Evening with Mom
Tuesday, May 8, 6-7:15 p.m.
Come join Glitzy Girlz for a special evening full of glam and glitz. This is a workshop class with stations: Glam (hair, make-up, nails), Crafts ( personalization, stamps, paints and embellishments), Jewelry (beautiful crystals, silver beads, pattern beads and charms) and Pastry Decorating. Each mom and child will work as a team to do all the stations together. Our class ends with a red carpet fashion show of couples. Bring your camera and Glitzy Girlz staff will take photos. Resident fee is $36; Non-resident fee is $45. This program meets at the Community Recreation Center. For more information call 847-256-9686.
Libertyville Sports Complex
Friday, April 20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Come join us for a school day off trip to Libertyville Sports Complex for rock wall climbing, indoor soccer, basketball and kickball. We will be eating lunch at the sports complex, so make sure to bring a bag lunch and drink. Resident fee is $30; Non-resident fee is $38. This program meets at the Community Recreation Center. For more information call 847-256-9686.
School Extended Care Options
School Days Off
April 6 & April 20.
No school? Make your day away from the classroom a vacation. Children should bring a brown bag lunch with a beverage. Note: Registration deadline is one week prior to individual start date. This program meets at the Community Recreation Center from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Resident fee is $50; Non-resident fee is $66. An extended day option is also available. That program runs from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the fees are: R-$63/NR-$79. For more information call 847-256-9686.
Fun with Fido!
About our Dog Training Classes
Sally Bushwaller is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer-KA with more than 18 years experience teaching owners to use positive reinforcement training for dogs or puppies who are a minimum of two months old. Learning is based on earning rewards as opposed to avoiding punishment. Each dog is trained according to age and level of current skills. Vaccination records, including Bordatella or titres, must be up to date and brought to the first class. Dog handlers should be 18 and up. Family members 10 years old and up are welcome to accompany handlers. Classes meet for six weeks. The resident fee is $101 and the non-resident fee is $126. Dates, times and course work vary. For more information call 847-256-9686. This program meets at the Community Recreation Center.