Summer Reading Program

Clinton Township Library, 110 S. Elm, Waterman, IL – Sign up starts Monday, June 3rd.

Call the library for more information at:
(815) 264-3339

Babysitting Classes

Child and Babysitting Safety (CABS)

Hinckley Parks & Recreation is very excited to be partnering with Second Chance Cardiac Solutions again for this program!

Are you thinking about starting a career in babysitting? This fun, interactive class teaches babysitting basics and is designed to focus on supervising, caring for and keeping children and infants safe in babysitting settings. Learn fundamental information in the business of babysitting, proper supervision, basic care-giving skills and how to respond properly to ill or injured children or infants. This class also includes practice in CPR and relief of choking. All materials provided.

You must register for this program no later than Tuesday, May 14th. Questions? Contact Kari Schaddelee, Coordinator. (815) 739-1336 or

Sunday, May 19th
1:00 – 5:00pm
Hinckley Community Building (Upper Meeting Room)
Ages 11 – 15 $45/person Min 6 / Max 20

Hinckley Parks & Recreation Dance

Classes have been extended! Registration is open!

Contact Kari Schaddelee for prorated pricing! Limited spaces available

Mommy and Me Dance (Ages 1.5 – 3) Wednesdays 5:30 – 6:00pm This is an introductory dance class for you and your little one. Dancers will be introduced to ballet and creative movement which include: the learning of basic steps, learning how to follow directions and large motor movements. Props and music enable you to help your young dancer to use their imagination, creativity, and have fun with DANCE! April 3, 10, 17, 24 May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 April $29/month – May $36.25/month

Introduction to Dance (Ages 3 – 5) Wednesdays 6:00 – 6:30pm A basic introduction to dance. Styles learned will include ballet, jazz and hip/hop. Dancers will love to plie, passé, kicks, echappe, and jazz hands. Techniques will expand from large motor movements and begin working on fine motor skills to introduce young dancers to the different styles of dance. Dancers will also learn basic steps and terminology in all styles taught. April 3, 10, 17, 24 May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 April $29/month – May $36.25/month

Advanced Dance (Ages 10 – 16) Tuesdays 5:30 – 6:30pm (Must have completed Intermediate Dance or tested with the instructor) A class teaching more difficult skills in ballet, jazz, and hip/hop style dance which include jazz turns and jumps. This class will be ideal for anyone looking to join a dance team or cheerleading, or keep their skills sharp during the off season. Age appropriate music will be used. April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 May 7, 14, 21, 28 April $57.50/month – May $46/month

Donation Station

Donation Station

The Donation Station is open to ANYONE

in the community in need of food or

personal hygiene items! No questions asked!  Stop in!

If you would like to donate to the pantry,

drop your donations off during office hours!

“Community Helping Community”

DeKalb County Barn Tour

2019 DeKalb County Barn Tour

The barn tour 2019 will be in Victor Township which is at the mid-point of the southern county line for DeKalb County!

This year the tour is August 10, 2019 from 9am-4pm. Maps will be posted as soon as they are available.

The DeKalb County Barn Tour is a one-day driving tour of barn sites within DeKalb County hosted by the DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association, Inc. and the JF Glidden Homestead & Historical Center. Participants will receive a map and guide book containing hand-drawn sketches of each barn as well as the barn’s history, style and use. For an additional price, five-year anniversary books will be available. Participants drive to each location in any order for a tour of the barn(s). Purchase your event ticket at any of the eight locations. Be aware that this is an outdoor activity that may involve walking on uneven ground.  Admission is $25 per vehicle (buses extra) (museum members receive a $5 discount).

Tumbling Classes In Hinckley

Tumbling I (Ages 3.5 – 8) An introductory class to all things TUMBLING! Basic skills will include: forward/backward rolls, cartwheels, bridges, flexibility skills, etc. will be mastered. Tumblers will learn how to properly and safely execute every single move, wanting to cartwheel everywhere they go!
Tuesdays 6:30 – 7:15 pm April 9, 16, 23, 30 May 7, 14, 21, 28 April – May $35/month Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:15 pm April 3, 10, 17, 24 May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 April $35/month – May $43.75/month

Tumbling II (Ages 8 – 18) Tuesdays 7:15 – 8:15 pm An advanced tumbling class that focuses on mastering skills of front/back walkovers, headstands, hand stands, round offs, front/back handsprings, etc. Whether you want to get ready for next year’s cheer season, or you simply just want to master some fun tricks, this class has it all! April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 May 7, 14, 21, 28 April $73.75/month May $59/month

720 James Street
Hinckley, IL 60520
Phone (815) 739-1336

Contact Kari Schaddelee for prorated pricing! Limited spaces available


DCCG is bringing the Grow-Mobile to Waterman on May 14th from 4-6pm.
They will be at the Rt. 30 Parking Lot (across from Houlahans)
Come and get some food!

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

If you are looking for volunteer opportunities this summer here are a few ideas:

Waterman Area Heritage Society

Waterman Area Heritage Society Museum is at
180 West Lincoln Highway, Waterman, Illinois 60556 

Phone: 815-264-3461    

Waterman Heritage Society
Lincoln Highway
Waterman, IL

Museum Hours are Saturday 1-3PM or by calling 815-264-7717 for an appointment.  

Exhibits A model replica of the Battleship Parade Float of the 1930’s , the USS Illinois and other memorabilia from the Eakle Family of Waterman on loan from the Joey Eakle Clark family.  This model was built to scale by Joey’s husband, Jack Clark, in memory of her family.  When Joey passed in 2009, the family loaned it to the Waterman Museum for display where it feels right at home.

A display and memorabilia of former Waterman graduate, Clayton Kirkpatrick, Jr., former Editor of the Chicago Tribune.Most of the original equipment from John Kitner’s Barber Shop including chair, counters and mirror, cash register, as well as many posters. 

Jack Smiley’s uniform and other items from his days at University of Illinois “Whiz Kid” and professional basketball player.

Memorabilia of Duane Swanson, a member of the U.S. Gold Medal Olympic Basketball team in Berlin in 1936.
There is also an area reserved for items from the DeKalb Ag., whose first production plant was in Waterman. 

Phones – We are the only museum in DeKalb County with a telephone display of this magnitude. Phones and artifacts from the early 1900’s to present day. Bill Hinkstan Telephone Pioneer Club and other Waterman area people have donated phones and other telephone related items.

We have the ‘Coverlet’, a flax-spun blanket made in 1830, by Olive Parkhurst Wilcox, mother of Cynthia Wilcox Greeley, and grandmother to Rose Greeley Phelps. 

Our display cases were partially funded by the DeKalb County Community Foundation.