Falloween Celebration – October 21st from 3-5 PM
Join us for our Fall Halloween Festival featuring, special spooky performers, ghoulish decorations, fantastic fun activities for kids, pumpkin decorating and spook-tacular games in our rooftop maze, and of course candy! There will be something for every age! Sensory play and arts and crafts for the littlest goblins and lots of freaky fun games for the older ghouls. You will not want to miss our Falloween Festival! Drinks and food available for purchase. If the weather proves too ghastly, festivities will be moved inside. Guests are welcome! $5 for each non-member child and $20 for each non-member family who attends. Please note – we will not be doing a Halloween event on the 31st this year so make sure to attend our Falloween Celebration instead!
Mind & Body Special Event – Spooky Sculpt October 25 at 6PM!
Join Mikhaila Woodall for a very special Halloween Edition of our Thirsty Thursday Yoga Sculpt on October 25 at 6pm! Costumes highly encouraged! Enjoy a scary intense Yoga Sculpt workout combining Vinyasa Yoga sequencing with cardio conditioning bursts and weight training, to a fun and creepy Halloween playlist. Free Guests – Free Wine! Bring your friends, get a great workout, and have a SPOOK-tacular time! Guests must be pre-registered with Membership@LakeshoreSF.com.
Mind & Body Special Event – Harry Potter Glow Flow October28th at 10:30AM!
Happy Halloween, witches and wizards! Dumbledore’s Army meets in the yoga studio to prepare us in the battle against the dark Lord Voldemort. Spells will be cast, duels will be fought, and magic will be made. Muggles welcome, and wands provided. Professor of the Dark Arts, Manny Garcia and Quidditch Coach, Mikhaila Woodall, will lead you into the battle of potions, spells and bravery and wit.
New 3.0-4.5 Adult Tennis League starts October 28th!
LSF’s newest Tennis League, “Let’s Play 90,” will kick off on Sunday, October 28th with host Coach John B. Co-ed teams will be created with 6 players each (3 men and 3 women) who will play 6 sets in 90 minutes. One league will run from 7-8:30pm and the next from 8:30-10pm. The session will run for 7 weeks total, 5 weeks of matches as well as 2 weeks of play-offs. Pricing for the session is $139 for members and $189 for guests, but you can also drop-in weekly for $20/member or $30/guest. Please contact LPRacquet@LakeshoreSF.com or (773) 770-2470 for more information!
Registration for Winter I Session begins November 1st!
Registration for our Winter I session of tennis will begin on November 1st. This session will start on Monday, November 12th and run until February 3rd. It is a 10-week session with 2 weeks off for Winter break between December 19th and January 1st. Thursday classes will run for 9 weeks due to the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 22nd. We offer pre-paid private and semi-private lessons and many group classes including Future Stars (3+ years), Under 8, Under 10, Under 12, Under 14, Under 16, Junior Academy and Adult group classes. For more information, please contact the Racquet Sports Department at LPRacquet@LakeshoreSF.com.
Sign-up for Adult Team Tennis Match Play!
The racquet sports department is excited to announce it will continue to offer its adult team tennis matches this fall! Come out and have some fun with a team playing social-competitive doubles, mixed doubles, and singles. Join all the teams who had a great time this past winter and summer! Socialize and get to know more tennis players via complimentary pizza, beer and wine afterwards. Contact Charles Phelps to register at CharlesP@LakeshoreSF.com.
Are You Ready For Mixer Madness?
Lakeshore offers two weekly tennis mixers! Our Friday Night Tennis Mixer runs from 7-9pm on Fridays with Coach John. Players should be in the 3.0-4.0 level range and will enjoy two hours of play accompanied by pizza and beer afterwards! Cost is $37 for members and $47 for non-members. Our Sunday evening tennis mixer runs from 5-7pm with Coach Jay. Players should be at the 4.0+ level and cost is $27 for members and $37 for non-members. Contact us at LPRacquet@LakeshoreSF.com if you are interested in learning more!
USTA Junior Tournaments at LSF – Results and Next Tournament October 20th
Congratulations to our recent USTA sanctioned tournament winners! In the boy’s 12s, we have pictured finalist Reid Persall and Champion LSF’s own Nathan Schneider. In the boy’s 10’s, we have pictured finalist Joshua Batt and Champion Pramit Suvarnakanti.
We are excited to announce that we will be hosting another tournament this Saturday (October 20th) at 5 PM. We will have divisions for both boy’s and girl’s 10’s Green Dot and 12’s Yellow-ball. More information is available by contacting Charles Phelps at CharlesP@LakeshoreSF.com. You can also register through the USTA TennisLink website. We hope to see you there!
Kids’ Night Out is Back!
Our very popular kid event has returned with Fright Night on Friday, October 26 from 6-10 pm. Drop your 3-10 year old off for a night of fun while you have the night to yourself. Kids will enjoy a movie in the pool, play games and enjoy delicious house-made pizza! Register today at MyLSF.net under program registration: $30 for members and $45 for non-members. There will be a $10 late/drop in fee for any registrations after 10/25. Please contact us at KidEvents@LakeshoreSF.com for any additional questions!
Burr, its cold outside! Celebrate Your Birthday At LSF!
With the weather changing, having an indoor birthday party at Lakeshore is a no brainer. Leave all the party planning to us. We offer a variety of themed birthday party packages to fit any need such as our nerf war party, inflatable party, swimming party or even customize your very own party. Please contact us at KidEvents@LakeshoreSF.com and come be a guest at your own party!
Stingrays Win Big Over the Weekend!
Our Stingray Swim Team competed well at the ACAD Speedo Fall Open in Aurora last weekend. Out of 200+ female swimmers, we placed 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th and 6th for individual awards and out of 240+ male swimmers we took 5th & 13th individual places respectfully. The team will compete this weekend at the CWAC Halloween meet at UIC. Stingrays are still holding daily tryouts; so it’s not too late to join this Championship team. Please contact us at Stingrays@LakeshoreSF.com to schedule a tryout.
No School in October ! No Problem! LSF has you covered with School Days Out Camp
If you have days off in October we have an option for you! School Days Out Camp is LSF’s September-to-May camp option when school is not in session. We offer a full day of engaging and recreational programming that makes full use of our facility, neighborhood, and all-star staff. Camp includes a hot lunch, afternoon snack, and daily swimming! The cost is $99 per day for members and $149 for guests. Before Camp and After Camp options are also available if extended care is needed. This School year all registration for School Day Out Camp will be done online through the same online registration website as our summer camp. Please click here for information on registration.
Club 48 Corner
Club 48 Maze Runner: October 20th from 5:30 – 8:30
Come check out the LSF maze and enjoy a night of fun playing Capture the Flag, Life Size Pac Man, and Maze Nerf tag! Pizza and drinks will be provided. This event is free for members who sign up 48 hours in advance though a no-show fee will be charged. The cost is $15 for late sign ups and non-members.
Club 48 Haunted House Trip- Friday October 26th 5:30 pm -10:30 pm
Club 48 staff and crew will be taking the LSF express to a local haunted house. Can you make it all the way through a haunted house? Will you cry so hard you laugh or laugh so hard you cry? Pizza, drinks, and transportation, provided. $50 member $65 non-members. To register email Club48@LakeshoreSF.com
Club 48 October Schedule!
Club 48 is exclusively for 4th through 8th grade members. Programming is offered Monday – Friday from 3:00 – 6:00. Programming includes a hangout space just for 4th – 8th graders, open gym, dodge ball, cycling, yoga, and many more programs throughout the week! No need to sign up, just drop in for the class! To view the October schedule click here!
Happy Harvest from Pee Wee Preschool
The next few weeks we will be celebrating the harvest season. We will spend some time exploring Fall leaves and colors, pumpkins and animals who come out at night. We will get to feel, see, smell and taste a pumpkin and even carve and decorate it. We will also celebrate with our own spooky Pee Wee party later in the month with music, games and activities. To set up a free trial day please email PeeWee@LakeshoreSF.com or call 773-770-2425. To enroll please go to http://lakeshoresf.campintouch.com/ui/forms/application/camper/App.
What can I do with an Infant?
Sometimes it’s hard when you are caring for a new baby to know exactly what to do to help them with their development. People often mistakenly think that all babies do is eat, sleep and cry. Infants are little explorers discovering the world for the first time. Chances are you are already doing the things you need to be doing to help them along with their journey. Here is a list of a few age appropriate activities for infants.
- Talk, Talk,Talk- Talk to your baby. Start when they are still in the womb and don’t stop. The more words, inflections and voices they hear, the more they can learn about language and understanding.
- Labeling- This goes along with talking. Labeling is the act of telling your baby what you are doing throughout the day. To some it feels silly and seems like you are talking to yourself, but this is how your children begin to comprehend language and learn what things are. For example, “I’m going to pick you up and we are going to change that smelly diaper. Let’s go get a fresh diaper. I’m going to put you on the changing table now.”
- Read, Read, Read- This is so important. It not only helps to create a bond, but it helps develop language and early reading skills. The more you read, the more children will develop a love of reading. Experts recommend reading for at least 30 minutes a day, more if you can.
- Sing- Even if you are not the next American Idol, singing to your baby is important. They love to hear your voice. Music is one of the best tools in working with babies and children. You can just make up songs on the spot and children will respond.
- Move it!- Babies need to move. It is recommended that unless sleeping, infants who are not yet crawling do not remain in the same position for more than 30 minutes at a time. Tummy time, even for those who hate it, is the most important activity your baby can engage in. There are many “baby and me” activities where you can move with your baby. I like the book Itsy Bitsy Yoga by Helen Garabedian. It includes many physical movements you can do with your baby to develop all of their muscles.
If you would like more information about our early childhood options, please email ErinC@LakeshoreSF.com.