Family Fun Nights

Families will get some much-needed quality time while participating in a variety of activities suitable for all ages and abilities. Pizza, drinks, and dessert included. There is something for everyone! All age groups are welcome. (ML)


Art Night

Explore your artistic side trying different art mediums at a variety of different stations. Do not worry about the mess we will help clean it up.

Game Night

Board games are a great family activity for those cold winter nights. Join other families in learning and playing different board and card games that you then play at home. Games include Giant Jenga, Giant Connect 4, trouble, candy land, and many more.


Ninja Warrior Fitness Night

Learn ways that you can work out as a family while having fun, then challenge each other on an obstacle course to see who the best Ninja warrior is.

Family Friday Movie Night

Bring your favorite blanket and pillow and get set for a night out at the movies with the entire family. The ARC Center will show a family-friendly movie, suitable for all age groups, dinner of pizza and drinks, and popcorn. Fee includes movie, dinner &popcorn.(ML)

Halloween Gore-Tastic Lab Hour

Investigate what makes Halloween so chilling in this electrifying science workshop. Have fun with weird and horrifying Halloween concepts like puking pumpkins, static powered witches, horrific Halloween pranks, blood and bruises, the science of a haunted fall carnival, creepy candy experiments, and more ghoulish Halloween exploration! Kids will have such a blast; they won’t even realize they are acquiring new science concepts! Themed souvenirs included. Instructor: Lisa Lombardi Coaching Inc.,

Hand Pottery Building

In our hand-building ceramics class, you will learn a variety of techniques of coil and slab building through these 4 sessions. Each week the instructor will provide special details on how to build and use tools correctly while participants create a variety of items. Class 1 & 2 follow to learn different skills and building methods. Class 3 you will use the skills you learned and create something of your choice. Class 4 you will glaze all the pieces you created. The following week you will pick up finished pieces. Instructor Tiah Ciganek, with Tall Pine Pottery. Class held at ARC Center. (ML)

The Thrills & Chills of Winter Ice Cream

Kids will become historians and scientists for the hour as they are introduced to this billion-dollar dessert industry. Making and eating ice cream is a fun way to introduce early chemistry teachings to children.We will make homemade ice cream to indulge in like: Brown Sugar Crunch, Peppermint Patty, Christmas cake, or Marshmallow Snow. Next, we will sit down for the most outrageous ice cream eating contest in town. Did anyone say BRAIN FREEZE? This is a child’s dream class and all about putting the fun back into learning and building self-esteem. Don’t wear your Sunday best, we will get sticky! Souvenirs included. Instructor: Lisa Lombardi Coaching Inc.,

Outrageous Oobleck Lab

Scent it, color it, and experiment with it! Oobleck is an insanely FUN science lab experience. It's perfect for kids who love working with test tubes and textures. Is it a liquid or a solid? BOTH! We will celebrate the fall season as we mix ingredients to make our Oobleck smell like Pumpkin Pie, a crisp autumn evening, marshmallow fireside, caramel apples, and more fall sensational scents. Oobleck, named for a gooey substance that fell from the sky in a Dr. Suess story, is wild and messy fun, so don’t wear your Sunday best to this lab! Instructor: Lisa Lombardi Coaching Inc.

Youth Fitness Center Training

Want to make gains but do not know how? We have the class for you! Learn how to use free weights, fitness machines, cardiovascular equipment as well as the basics of fitness (the how and why of getting swoll). Also, fitness center, weight area, track use etiquette and safety. Participants 11-13 successfully completing this class may use the Fitness Center and Track, without a parent. Upon completion parents and participants must sign a behavior contract for Fitness Center/Track use. (ML)

Youth CPR/AED Class

This hands-on class will teach CPR for all ages, choking, and how to use an AED. This course will give you the basic knowledge and skills needed to stay calm, be confident, and help save a life in an event of an emergency. Class materials are included. This is not a certification class. Pre-registration is required no later than 10/15. (GR)

Excited Children in Science Class


201 W. National Street

West Chicago, IL 60185




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