EDGE Theatre Summer Slam

EDGE Theare Summer Slam Session


Summer Slam Session

E.D.G.E.  Summer Slam 2016

Our first 4 week session! All classes are held outside in the park next to Waveland Clock Tower (If you have ever been to Nerdception or where we LARPed “Attack on Titan”,  it’s the same space.) Unless of for real rain or cold and then they will be moved to Pendulum. All classes except for Python are individual classes. Drop-ins are welcome. They, of course, must meet their minimum to run at all.

Details and Perks of the Park:  There is plenty of metered parking, There is public bathrooms. Plenty of shade. A lovely bar/cafe. Drop your kid off or stay and enjoy the park! Sign up for 3 (paying classes) and get one free!

Address of Waveland:

3600 N Recreation Dr, Chicago, IL 60613. Classes are to the far south of the clock tower behind the bird Sanctuary. Parking either next to the tower or across the baseball fields on recreation drive.

Address of Rain day location- Pendulum

1803 W Byron St #215, Chicago, IL 60613

Please See Link for Class Descriptions, Times, Cost


Thin Ice Theater September 2015

Hello all,

Hope you are having a great summer!  Classes will be starting for Thin Ice Ensemble Theater in September.  Here is what we are offering this fall.  If you are interested, register at registration@thinicetheater.org .


Eileen Hand

Artistic Director TIET

Offerings for Fall 2015:

Beginning Scene Study Class

Students will learn and perform scenes from great plays. Students will learn stage movement, projection, character develop as well as gaining a deeper understanding of the text. These classes are designed to enhance self-esteem as well as prepare them for full productions.

Dates: Mondays, September 14 – November 16

Time:  1-3pm

Place: Immanuel Lutheran Church, 616 Lake Street, Evanston, IL 60201

Ages: 12 and up

Cost: $135.00

Instructor: Eileen Hand

Register for this class: registration@thinicetheater.org

Scene Study Class

This class will teach theater techniques through staging scenes from plays based on great literature.

Dates: Fridays, September 18th – November 20th

Time: 1-3pm

Place: Immanuel Lutheran Church, 616 Lake Street, Evanston, IL 60201

Ages: 8 and up

Cost: $135.00

Instructor: Eileen Hand

Register for this class: registration@thinicetheater.org

Musical Theater Classes

Come be a Broadway baby and sing and dance your way to fame! Students will learn new and classic B-Way songs along with choreography and movement. A final performance will be done at the end of the session. Friends and family are welcome to attend this free performance.

Musical Theater Class

In this class we will dance and sing songs from some of the greatest Broadway musicals past and present. Come be a Broadway baby!

Dates: Mondays, September 14 – November 16

Time: 10:00 – 11:00 younger 11:00 – 12:00 older

Place: Immanuel Lutheran Church, 616 Lake Street, Evanston, IL 60201

Ages: younger 6 – 12   older 12 and up

Cost: $125.00

Instructor: Eileen Hand

Register for this class: registration@thinicetheater.org

Dr. Seuss from Page to Stage – Green Eggs and Ham

“Do you like green eggs and ham?” Come join us as we bring the classic Green Eggs and Ham to the stage! Kids will create set and costumes straight from the page. Performance of play November 19th.

Dates: Wednesdays, September 16 – November 18

Times: 10:00 – 11:30am

Place: Immanuel Lutheran Church

Ages: 6 and up

Cost: $160.00

Instructor: Eileen Hand, Ruth Haas & Cheryl Yenter

Register for this class: registration@thinicetheater.org

Cooking Classes

What: Cooking Classes for 2015-16 at Whole Foods
When: Tuesdays once/month, see dates below, 11am-3pm
Where: Lincoln Park Whole Foods, 1550 N. Kingsbury Street
Who: suggested age 10 and up (must be able to handle a 10” chefs’ knife)
Cost: $90/3-class session
Class themes are suggestions from the staff at Whole Foods and may change based on interest/suggestions of participants.
Please reply to Rachel Allard if you are interested in signing up (and if you have specific dietary issues/menu ideas). We will need to have at least 12 kids signed up for Session 1 by September 20 for the class to be a go.
Hi again!  Dates and themes are below.  All classes are on Tuesdays from 11a-3p.
Each child is $30/day.
We will charge like we have in the past.  3 sessions at a time, for a total of $90/child/session. Minimum of 12 students, Maximum of 18.


Session 1



Oct 6—Basic Knife Skills
Nov 3—Thanksgiving Day Foods
Dec 1—Appetizers for the Holidays
$90 + tax is collected between Sept 14-20
Session 2
Jan 12—Healthy Foods for the New Year
Feb 2—Sushi Class
March 1—Tamales and Salsa
$90 + tax is collected between Dec 14-20
Session 3
April 5—Stuffed Ravioli
May 3—Grilled Cheese and Mac n Cheese
June 7—Summertime Sweets
$90 + tax is collected between March 14-20

Chicago Museums: Educator and Homeschool Resource Page

as of 9/1/2015, these are the current links to the admission policies for Illinois Educators and or Homeschools at various Museums in Chicago, Il

Adler Planetarium

Art Institute, educator pass

Brookfield Zoo

Chicago Childrens Museum, educator pass

Field Museum, educator pass

Field Museum-field trip

International Museum of Surgical Science

Museum of Science and Industry

Museum of Contemporary Art

Museum of Contemporary Photography

National Museum of Mexican Art

National Veterans Art Museum

The Oriental Institute

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Shedd Aquarium-field trip

Shedd Aquarium, educator pass

Smart Museum of Art

Swedish American Museum & Brunk Children’s Museum of Immigration


Each Museum has its own policy. Many extend free admission to Illinois Educators. In Illinois, home schools are considered private schools, and the parents are considered educators. You can create an ID with an online template, design your own, or some homeschool groups offer IDs to their members.  Some of the museums allow for free visits for homeschool groups. Some of those field trips may have minimum participants, maximum chaperones, restrictions on days or hours of admission. Some of them require pre-registration. Please confirm the details of your planned visit by contacting the museum directly if necessary.

You may also be able to visit the museum of your choice on one of it’s Free Admission days, or borrow a pass from a Chicago Public Library. You may search if a Kid Museum Passport is available at any library on the Chicago Public Library website. Use “Kid Museum Passport” plus the museum name in the search bar.

Unschoolers Platform




Bringing folks together who support the choice to homeschool, unschool and/or life learn — enabling empowerment and celebrating the wildly fantastic brilliance of the inner drive to learn what is essential for each individual to become their greatest self — no matter the age, no matter the stage!

It is with deep respect and great honor to the human spirit that the Unschoolers Platform (UP) was created. To boldly challenge our beliefs and expand our horizons as we co-navigate the awe and wonders of learning. UP provides a broad spectrum of ideas and information that will inspire any and everyone; from the nearly decided to the well-seasoned.

WHEN: Monday, February 22, 2016 – Thursday, February 25, 2016. (Hotel group rates are extended to Sunday, February 21, 2016 should you choose.)

WHERE: Key Lime Cove Water Resort at 1700 Nations Drive, Gurnee, IL 60031. Reservations phone: 224-656-8685. (Further hotel info HERE.)

Early registration: Now through August 22, 2015. $175.00 for entire family.
Late registration: August 23, 2015 through January 22, 2016. $225.00 for entire family.
Click HERE to pre-register for the Unschoolers Platform. (Registration fees may be paid HERE.)

Click HERE to learn about payment at the door (day of conference).

Yahoo Group: https://groups.yahoo.com/groups/unschoolersplatform
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/unschoolersplatform