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Summer 2022 Varied Interest

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Early Childhood

Just the Two of Us

Children who enjoy preschool activities, but are not old enough or not yet ready to be in class alone, are welcome to register for this engaging class. Kids and their adult will enjoy weekly art and craft activities, group playtime, circle time, and more! Fee is per child, but an adult must accompany the child. (KC)

Boulder Point
Age: 1 1/2 – 2 1/2

22928 | Jun 13-Jul 11 | M | 9:30-10:30am | $35(R)/$45(N)
22929 | Jul 18-Aug 8 | M | 9:30-10:30am | $35(R)/$45(N)

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Explorers

New friends await as you explore a different theme each week! Songs, stories, and arts and crafts projects will be part of the fun! Active play will include time on the playground, sand and water play, and exploring the outdoors. Participants must be able to use the toilet independently. Check our website in early May for information on weekly themes. (KC)

Civic Center
Age: 3 – 4

20043 | Jun 6-15 | M,W | 9:30-11:30am | $75(R)/$95(N)
22124 | Jun 6-15 | M,W | 9:30-11:30am | $75(R)/$95(N)
22125 | Jun 20-29 | M,W | 9:30-11:30am | $75(R)/$95(N)
22126 | Jul 11-20 | M,W | 9:30-11:30am | $75(R)/$95(N)
22127 | Jul 25-Aug 3 | M,W | 9:30-11:30am | $75(R)/$95(N)

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NEW! – Little Sprouts

New friends await as you explore a different theme each week! Songs, stories, and arts and crafts projects will be part of the fun! Active play will include time in the classroom learning, time on the playground, and exploring the outdoors. Participants must be able to use the toilet independently. (KC)

South Point
Age: 3 – 4

22120 | Jun 7-16 | T,Th | 9:30-11:30am | $75(R)/$95(N)
22121 | Jun 21-30 | T,Th | 9:30-11:30am | $75(R)/$95(N)
22122 | Jul 12-21 | T,Th | 9:30-11:30am | $75(R)/$95(N)
22123 | Jul 26-Aug 4 | T,Th | 9:30-11:30am | $75(R)/$95(N)

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KDG Readiness Camp

Learning and fun are the key components to this camp! Children will continue to learn the essentials skills necessary for kindergarten readiness, while having fun. Participants must be able to use the toilet independently. The teacher will provide weekly themes. (KC)

South Point
Age: 4 – 5

22115 | Jun 6-15 | M,W | 12:30-3:00pm | $80(R)/$100(N)
22162 | Jun 6-15 | M,W | 9:00-11:30am | $80(R)/$100(N)
22116 | Jun 20-29 | M,W | 12:30-3:00pm | $80(R)/$100(N)
22371 | Jun 20-29 | M,W | 9:00-11:30am | $80(R)/$100(N)
22117 | Jul 11-20 | M,W | 12:30-3:00pm | $80(R)/$100(N)
22372 | Jul 11-20 | M,W | 9:00-11:30am | $80(R)/$100(N)
22118 | Jul 25-Aug 3 | M,W | 12:30-3:00pm | $80(R)/$100(N)
22373 | Jul 25-Aug 3 | M,W | 9:00-11:30am | $80(R)/$100(N)

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Fling and Fly

Take to the skies with a variety of poppin’ projectiles. From catapults to marshmallow shooters to paper airplanes, we’ll see what flies the farthest, climbs the highest, and soars the straightest. Don’t throw away your shot to set a new trajectory for exploration! (KC)

Civic Center
Age: 4 – 7

22203 | Jul 12-14 | T,Th | 9:00-11:30am | $59(R)/$74(N)
22212 | Jul 19-21 | T,Th | 9:00-11:30am | $59(R)/$74(N)

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You’re Invited to…A Fairy Good Party

Put on your favorite fairy wings and join us for an adventure. Children will explore the world of fairy’s and make their own mini fairy garden.

Civic Center
Age: 3 – 6

22206 | Jun 14 | T | 12:30-2:00pm | $19(R)/$25(N)

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You’re Invited to…Dinosaur Discovery

Get ready for pre-historic fun filled activities as we explore dinosaurs! Wear your best dino outfit, or represent your favorite pre-historic creature. We will create crafts inspired and explore different dinosaurs. (KC)

Civic Center
Age: 3 – 6

22205 | Jun 7 | T | 12:30-2:00pm | $19(R)/$25(N)

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You’re Invited to…Fun on the Farm!

Get ready for acres of activities as we explore the farm! Wear your best farmer outfit, or represent your favorite farm animal. We will create crafts inspired by the crops in the ground and the animals all around, with lots of E-I-E-I-O as we go! (KC)

Civic Center
Age: 3 – 6

22204 | Jul 12 | T | 12:30-2:00pm | $19(R)/$25(N)

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You’re Invited to…Shark Week!

Get ready for a fin-tastic day! Dress up as your favorite member of the shark family, or any other under water pal. We’ll make shark-alicious crafts, and learn all about some of the sharpest creatures under the sea, and have lots to do-do-do-do-do-do-do! (KC)

Civic Center
Age: 3 – 6

22207 | Jul 19 | T | 12:30-2:00pm | $19(R)/$25(N)

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Fox Fiber Arts for the Family!

Looking for something to do after the farmer’s market? Drop by the museum any time between 10 and 1 to create a little felted fox picture with us! Join Natasha Lehrer Lewis of Esther’s Place in a fun make-and-take perfect for ages 3+. Use soap, water and soft wool to create a little picture honoring our region’s favorite critter. All supplies are included. Pre-registration is not required, but will ensure there is space for you! (AJ)

Little White School Museum
All Ages

22723 | Jul 24 | Su | 10:00am-1:00pm | $10(R)/(N)

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Messy Makers

It’s time to make a mess! Pudding painting, shaving cream sculptures, slime making, and so much more will all be a part of this one of a kind class experience. Science, art, free play, and more will engage your child’s senses and let their creativity flow! (KC)

Civic Center
Age: 2 – 3

22195 | Jun 10-Jul 1 | F | 9:00-10:00am | $45(R)/$60(N)
22201 | Jul 15-Aug 5 | F | 9:00-10:00am | $45(R)/$60(N)

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Messy Masters

It’s time to make a mess! Get ready for ooey gooey, splattery, crazy colorful fun in this one of a kind class experience. Science, art, free play, and more will engage your child’s senses and let their creativity flow! (KC)

Civic Center
Age: 3 – 5

22196 | Jun 10-Jul 1 | F | 10:30am-12:00pm | $59(R)/$74(N)
22202 | Jul 15-Aug 5 | F | 10:30am-12:00pm | $59(R)/$74(N)

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Pop! Whoosh! Fizz!

Bubble, ooze, and explore in this engaging, hands-on science camp. Through various experiments, we’ll explore the wondrous world of science. (KC)

Civic Center
Age: 4 – 7

22211 | Jun 7-9 | T,Th | 9:00-11:30am | $59(R)/$74(N)
22208 | Jun 14-16 | T,Th | 9:00-11:30am | $59(R)/$74(N)

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Kid Rock I

Play with us! This interactive music, movement and imagination class has everyone on their feet! All class procedures are designed to keep staff and students safe. Activities include songs and rhymes, rhythm and coordination, fine and gross motor, imagination and sensory, listening and following directions skills. With a focus on STEAM learning, this program is a unique combination of music and learning. Don’t miss out! Join us for musical fun that really can’t be ?beat?! www.rockitkids.com (BE-C)

Boulder Point
Age: 2 – 3

22660 | Jun 6-27 | M | 10:15-10:55am | $49(R)/$59(N)
22661 | Jul 11-Aug 1 | M | 10:15-10:55am | $49(R)/$59(N)

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Tot Rock

Play with us! This interactive music, movement and imagination class has everyone on their feet! All class procedures are designed to keep staff and students safe. Activities include songs and rhymes, rhythm and coordination, fine and gross motor, imagination and sensory, listening and following directions skills. With a focus on STEAM learning, this program is a unique combination of music and learning. Don’t miss out! Join us for musical fun that really can’t be ?beat?! www.rockitkids.com (BE-C)

Boulder Point
Age: 1 – 2

22662 | Jun 6-27 | M | 9:30-10:10am | $49(R)/$59(N)
22663 | Jul 11-Aug 1 | M | 9:30-10:10am | $49(R)/$59(N)

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Youth

Abracadabra Magic

Learn fascinating and mesmerizing tricks that involve cards, ropes, coins, mind-reading, and more. While the tricks may appear difficult, 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. Sign up for more than one session as magic tricks differ each time. Taught by the Magic Team of Gary Kantor. (BE-C)

South Point
Age: 5 – 12

22664 | Jul 21 | Th | 5:00-5:55pm | $20(R)/$30(N)

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Amigos Spanish

Learning Spanish is as easy as uno, dos, tres! In Amigos Spanish club, children will learn numbers, colors, shapes, greetings, days of the week and more. We will be singing, clapping, and counting our way towards learning the Spanish Language. (BE-C)

Boulder Point
Age: 5 – 11

22709 | Jun 8-Jul 13 | W | 4:30-5:30pm | $119(R)/$129(N)

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Chess Scholars

Develop your child’s intellect through the royal game of chess! Research has shown a strong link between chess and academic performance in a variety of areas, including mathematics and language arts. No previous knowledge of chess is necessary. Each class consists of a fun, interactive teaching period and guided practice time. Both beginner and experienced players are welcome and will get to the next level under the guidance of an experienced Chess Scholars coach. A chess competition will take place at the end of the session . (BE-C)

Boulder Point
Age: 5 – 13

22710 | Jun 6-Jul 18 | M | 4:30-5:30pm | $109(R)/$119(N)

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Creator Camp: Vacation Vibes

Tap into your creative side to make memories (and projects) that scream summer! We’ll tackle a tote, braid up some bracelets, and more! (CV)

Boulder Point
Age: 6 – 9

22914 | Jul 12-14 | T,Th | 9:00-10:30am | $49(R)/$64(N)


Age: 8 – 13

22913 | Jul 11-15 | M,W,F | 9:00-10:30am | $69(R)/$84(N)

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Creator Camp: Toss, Squirt, Splat

Art can get MESSY! Paint with everything BUT a brush in this outdoor explosion of color. Be ready to take aim and make a masterpiece. Be sure to wear clothing that can get messy! (CV)

Civic Center
Age: 6 – 9

22911 | Aug 9-11 | T,Th | 9:00-10:30am | $49(R)/$64(N)


Age: 8 – 13

22912 | Aug 8-12 | M,W,F | 9:00-10:30am | $69(R)/$84(N)

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Kitchen Chemistry

Explore science in a whole new way! We’ll perform experiments with familiar kitchen finds for extraordinary results. Each week we’ll tackle a different set of signature ingredients to whip up some wild (and mouthwatering) experiments: A series of 4 weeks with a different theme each week.

Civic Center
Age: 4 – 7

22199 | Jun 10 | F | 1:00-3:00pm | $29(R)/$44(N)
22197 | Jun 17 | F | 1:00-3:00pm | $29(R)/$44(N)
22198 | Jun 24 | F | 1:00-3:00pm | $29(R)/$44(N)
22200 | Jul 1 | F | 1:00-3:00pm | $29(R)/$44(N)

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Minecraft Engineering Camp

Does your child enjoy Minecraft? Imagine if children learn Civil Engineering and City Planning principles while they are in a Minecraft world. Students work as civil engineers and city planners to design and create a structured city that includes roads, bridges, city zones, housing, stores, schools and more. The camp ends with a presentation of the students? city. Minecraft is used as the tool for hands-on learning. We inspire future Engineers using Minecraft! This class is instructed by Chasewood Learning. (BE-C)

Boulder Point
Age: 7 – 14

22655 | Jun 13-17 | M-F | 2:00-5:00pm | $250(R)/$265(N)
22656 | Jul 18-22 | M-F | 2:00-5:00pm | $250(R)/$265(N)

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Robotics & SumoBot Camp

Learn about robotics by designing and programming robots to compete in a SumoBot competition. Kids will learn the physics and concepts of robots through building and programing… controlling motors, reading sensors… that lead to a competition at the end of the camp. An understanding of the engineering process combined with fun competition will provide students a whole were of fun and learning. Students will learn how to problem solve, work in teams and deal with failure, all skills needed in the real world. Instructor: Chasewood Learning Staff. (BE-C)

Boulder Point
Age: 7 – 14

22657 | Jun 6-10 | M-F | 2:00-5:00pm | $250(R)/$265(N)

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STEAM

This exciting new program from Afterschool Enrichment Solutions brings together elements of science, art, and math in a hands-on, action packed environment! Students will conduct experiments, play educational games and unlock their creativity through building challenges and projects. No experience necessary! (BE-C)

Boulder Point
Age: 5 – 11

22711 | Jun 9-Jul 14 | Th | 4:30-5:30pm | $119(R)/$129(N)

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STEM Camp

Robotics, Engineering, and coding all in one camp! Each day students will work on a STEM activity, including building and programming robots, building mechanical engineering models based on simple machines, and programming animations and games. This is a great way to explore everything!Instructor: Chasewood Learning Staff. (BE-C)

Boulder Point
Age: 6 – 13

22659 | Jun 27-Jul 1 | M-F | 2:00-5:00pm | $250(R)/$265(N)


Age: 7 – 14

22658 | Aug 8-12 | M-F | 2:00-5:00pm | $250(R)/$265(N)

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Chocolate Bridges of Hope – Kids Life Coaching

Why is hope so important to happiness? Having hope is that “bridge” until we get to the other side. Smashing negative thoughts, knowing our strengths, using humor, having emotional self-control, and using a growth mindset are just some of the strategies we will learn. Applying these strategies and envisioning a better outcome can be very motivating for kids in a tough present scenario. To dramatize the concept of hope, we will engineer a Hershey’s chocolate candy bridge while we learn about the world’s most decadent bridges. Kids may take their edible creation home or eat it on the spot! This workshop truly is the perfect blend of S.T.E.M. meets Life Coaching! Instructor: Lisa Lombardi Coaching Inc. www.lisalombardi.com (BE-C)

Age: 6 – 12

22209 | Jun 27 | M | 6:00-7:00pm | $27(R)/$37(N)

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The Thrills & Spills of Ice Cream – Kids Life Coaching

Making and enjoying ice cream is a fun way to introduce early chemistry teachings to children and helps build self-esteem. Kids can become experts on this billion-dollar industry as they make a batch of homemade summer themed ice cream. Kids will customize their ice cream in the YUM LAB to please their senses. Also, we will explore the science and history of the beloved amusement park treats, Dippin? Dots, waffle cones, and the first novelty ice cream bar, the Eskimo Pie. Then 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. Don’t wear your Sunday best, we will get sticky! Souvenirs included. Instructor: Lisa Lombardi Coaching Inc. www.lisalombardi.com (BE-C)

South Point
Age: 6 – 12

22210 | Jul 19 | T | 2:30-3:30pm | $28(R)/$38(N)

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Galaxy Cheerleading: Sparks

Galaxy Recreational Cheerleading is the perfect introduction to cheer! Skills including cheers, dances, jumps, and arm motions will be taught. During the last class, students will showcase the skills they learned by performing a short routine. (RV)

Boulder Point
Age: 4 – 7

22441 | Jun 21-Aug 9 | T | 9:00-9:45am | $59(R)/$74(N)

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Galaxy Cheerleading: Shooting Stars

Galaxy Recreational Cheerleading is the perfect introduction to cheer! Skills including cheers, dances, jumps, and arm motions will be taught. During the last class, students will showcase the skills they learned by performing a short routine. Poms included in class fee. (RV)

Boulder Point
Age: 8 – 11

22440 | Jun 21-Aug 9 | T | 9:50-10:50am | $79(R)/$94(N)

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Family Yoga

Get the whole family together for a fun and explorative class including gentle yoga, partner poses, games, music, and meditation. A great way to teach your children the importance of the mind/body connection! Every two children must be registered with at least one adult. Only adults need to register. Please bring a yoga mat to class. (KD)

Boulder Point
Age: 2 and up
Renee Mahoney

22396 | Jun 4 | Sa | 10:00-11:00am | $10(R)/$15(N)
22397 | Jul 16 | Sa | 10:00-11:00am | $10(R)/$15(N)

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NEW! – Storytime Yoga

Learn a classic story with a moral lesson and discover the magic of yoga all in one class! Children will incorporate movement, kindness, and reflection in each Storytime Yoga session. Each class is themed around a cultural folktale and includes a yoga sequence, meditation, and class discussion to get your little one thinking BIG. Please bring a yoga mat or beach towel to class. (KD)

Little White School Museum
Age: 6 – 9
Renee Mahoney

22599 | Jul 18 | M | 5:30-6:30pm | $10(R)/$15(N)
22600 | Aug 1 | M | 5:30-6:30pm | $10(R)/$15(N)

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NEW! – Yoga for Teens

Discover the mind and body benefits of yoga through this fun and accessible class just for teens. Class will focus on stretching, balancing, and relaxation poses as well as guided meditation exercises which can be used during times of stress and unease. No prior yoga experience necessary. Please bring a yoga mat or beach towel to class. (KD)

Little White School Museum
Age: 13 – 16
Renee Mahoney

22615 | Jun 6-Jul 11 | M | 6:45-7:45pm | $49(R)/$64(N)

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Crystal Bowl Meditation

Relax and restore at the cozy Little White School Museum for this special event. You will be surrounded by candlelight while the soft sounds and vibrations of crystal bowls fill the room, balancing your chakras and mood. A guided meditation will be presented to ease stress and reset expectations. Please bring a yoga mat, blanket, bolster or pillows, and wear comfortable clothing. No prior meditation experience needed. Register in advance, space is limited. (KD)

Little White School Museum
Age: 16 and up
Ellen Von Ohlen

22395 | Aug 1 | M | 6:45-7:45pm | $10(R)/$15(N)

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Felt a Hedgehog

If you’ve ever wanted to make something by stabbing wool, we’ve got a program for you! Join Natasha Lehrer Lewis of Esther’s Place as we create an adorable hedgehog with wool! Using needle-felting techniques, we’ll walk you through how to transform wool into a figurine. All supplies are included to create together in this in-person workshop. (AJ)

Little White School Museum
Age: 16 and up

22726 | Aug 18 | Th | 6:00-7:00pm | $25(R)/(N)

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NEW! History Happy Hour @ Winery

June has always been a popular month for tying the knot, so why not learn about some of the most historic weddings in town? From mysterious marriages to the Womanless Wedding fundraisers, Oswegoians were always finding ways to have a good time! Join the Little White School staff at Fox Valley Winery to learn more these notorious nuptials. Registration comes with one glass of wine to enjoy during the lecture. (AJ)

Age: 21 and up
Annie Jordan

22722 | Jun 8 | W | 6:30-7:30pm | $19(R)/$25(N)

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History Happy Hour @ OBC

On your mark get set GO! When the Oswego Drag Strip opened for its first season in 1956, Oswego residents didn’t know quite what to make of it. Within weeks, the strip drew thousands of visitors from all over the Midwest right through the heart of Oswego! Join the Little White School Museum staff at Oswego Brewing Co. as we talk about some of the craziest cars and most daring drivers to pass through the raceway. Admission comes with one beer ticket to enjoy during the lecture. (AJ)

Age: 21 and up
Annie Jordan

22926 | Aug 11 | Th | 6:30-7:30pm | $15(R)/$20(N)
22927 | Aug 25 | Th | 6:30-7:30pm | $15(R)/$20(N)

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Barning Around Lecture

The rooster’s crow signaled the start of the day for our great-grandparents?and not just out on the farm. From the settlement era through the middle of the 20th Century, in villages to moderate-sized towns, most city lots resembled tiny farms. Each had a house, as well as a small barn to house the family horse and buggy and perhaps a milk cow and chickens. Most municipalities frown on in-town livestock these days, but remnants of that era, particularly those small barns, still dot the urban landscape. On Saturday, May 21, Little White School Museum director Roger Matile will present “Barning Around,” a brief historical overview of both town and country barns, including barn design, usage, and evolution. (AJ)

Little White School Museum
All Ages

22032 | May 21 | Sa | 1:00-2:00pm | $5(R)/(N)

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Oswego History Tour- Urban Barns

Ever notice the barns in Oswego’s downtown? Curious about them? Did you think they could only be found on the the area’s farms? These answers and the history surrounding them will be covered in this unique bus tour of some of the barns still standing today. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. The event begins and ends at the Little White School Museum and lasts about an hour. Presented by the Oswegoland Heritage Association in partnership with the Oswegoland Park District. (AJ)

Little White School Museum
Age: 16 and up

22030 | May 22 | Su | 12:00-1:00pm | $5(R)/(N)
22031 | May 22 | Su | 1:30-2:30pm | $5(R)/(N)

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Oswego History Tour – Downtown

All communities evolve and change with time and Oswego is no different. Join us for a walk down Main Street between Jefferson and Washington. We will point out historic landmarks, talk about the types of stores and businesses that first appeared when the village was newly-formed, discuss the critical role that fires had in shaping our village, and explore the significant changes that have occurred over time with the growth of our village. Join members of the Oswegoland Heritage Association on this relaxing history walking tour. The tour will begin and end at the Little White School Museum and last for about an hour. Bring your walking shoes! (AJ)

Little White School Museum
All Ages

22388 | Jun 12 | Su | 12:00-1:00pm | $5(R)/(N)
22389 | Jun 12 | Su | 1:30-2:30pm | $5(R)/(N)

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Oswego History Tour – Architecture

When you drive down Main Street from Madison to Rt. 34, do you wonder about the histories behind the distinctive houses you pass? Join the Oswegoland Heritage Association for a walk down Main Street with stories about the early Oswegoans who built and lived in these homes. Wear good walking shoes and be prepared to be part of the conversation. The tour will begin at the intersection of Tyler Street and Main Street and last for about an hour. (AJ)

Little White School Museum
All Ages

22822 | Jul 31 | Su | 12:00-1:00pm | $5(R)/(N)
22824 | Jul 31 | Su | 1:30-2:30pm | $5(R)/(N)

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Oswego History Tour – Schools

Schools play important roles in the life of any community – and not just an educational one. They are often social gathering places for communities – sporting events, arts and cultural events, parent/teacher meetings, and so many other examples. Join us to explore the “in town” schools in Oswego’s history and help us tell their stories. Wear good walking shoes and be prepared to be part of the conversation. The tour will begin and end at the Little White School Museum and last for about an hour and a half. (AJ)

Little White School Museum
All Ages

22820 | Aug 28 | Su | 12:00-1:30pm | $5(R)/(N)

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Private Lesson Nutrition Counseling

You are what you eat…what do you want to be? Take control of your health and get the guidance you need from a Registered Dietician. Weight management, disease prevention and control, disordered eating, and athlete nutrition are common topics. Times are flexible. Meetings can be in-person or virtual via Zoom. Please call 630.554.1010 for more information or to register. (KD)

$60 (R)/(N)- Hourly Private Lesson
$165 (R)/(N)- 3 Pack