Year-Round Basketball Rim Schedule

Ridgeville Park District Year-Round Basketball Rim Schedule 
(board consensus established in 2014)

March 1st: Rims are left up around the clock

June 1st: Rims will come down on a daily basis at 8:00pm and put back up at 9:00am the following day

September 15th: Rims are left up around the clock

November 20th: Rims come down for the winter 

This schedule was created by the Park Director and the Board of Commissioners in an attempt to give the members of our community that wish to utilize the courts enough daily play time in the warm weather months, and also respect the members of our community who wish to rest after 8pm.

We thank the Ridgeville community for your compromise and commitment to building an equitable, shared space that appreciates the needs of every neighbor. 

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Studio 908 Monthly Happenings

Participants MUST pre-register for all Monthly Happenings. Please contact Natalie at or (847) 869-5640 with questions. Visit or for registration and updates! 


Special Needs Social Dances

Photo (c) 2017) Modal Music, Inc. (tm) All Rights ReservedDates: July 27, August 31, September 28, October 26, November 30, December 28

Time: 1:30-2:30pm

Location: Community House at 908 Seward St. 

Instructors: Terran Doehrer and Jutta Distler from Evanston’s own Jutta & the Hi-Dukes™

Individual Fee: $5 (FREE for aides)

Separate Registration Form (see top of page)

Come dance, socialize, meet new people and share good times with friends or simply enjoy the acoustic ethnic music at these unique monthly Saturday Social Dances which are geared to the Special Needs community. Everyone, regardless of their skill level, is encouraged to come do fun traditional line and circle dances from many cultures, all done to the live music played by instructors Terran Doehrer and Jutta Distler. The fact that the structured movements have powerful cognitive and physical benefits is fun frosting on the cake. Distler and Doehrer have been serving the Special Needs communities internationally for over 23 years. Check out where you can read a bit and see a video of their work. This project is partially supported by a grant from the Evanston Arts Council, a city agency supported by the City of Evanston and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.


West African Dance & Drum Workshops with Alla Tan Tou Dance & Percussion

Dates: July 23 & July 30

Time: 8-9:30pm

Location: Community House at 908 Seward St. 

Instructors: Ayo Alston, Artistic Director of Ayodele Drum & Dance

Individual Fee: $15/workshop

Your favorite class returns on select Summer dates for an extended workshop series. Whether you’re giving West African Dance a try for the first time, or you never miss a class throughout the year- these workshops are your opportunity to express yourself through dance & movement and appreciate rhythms from Guinea, West Africa played LIVE by an ensemble of drummers. All are welcome!

PLEASE NOTE: Participants are encouraged to pre-register, but drop-in is welcome.


MELT Intro Workshops with Nutrisults

Dates: August 14 & September 4

Time: 7:30-9pm

Location: Community House, 908 Seward St. 

Instructor: Mishra Keller

Individual Fee: $40/workshop

This all-levels workshop will used specialized roller and small MELT Hand and Foot Treatment Balls to stumilate the results of manual therapy. Learn to eliminate stuck stress before it accumulates causing chronic aches, pains, and unwanted signs of aging. Reduce inflammation, ease chronic neck and low back pain, improve alignment, enhance athletic performance, and keep your whole body feeling great at any age! 


Ridgeville Readers BOOK CLUB

Day/Time: Last Sunday of the Month, 3-4:30pm

Location: Community House, 908 Seward St. 

Individual Fee: FREE!

Calling all bookworms! Come join the park district’s monthly book club, Ridgeville Readers. Our inaugural reading season will begin at the start of 2019, and we will read a selection of books that celebrate the rich diversity of our community. Book selections should correlate with our monthly cultural celebrations (book suggestions have been made below, but final selections will be decided upon amongst the readers- except January’s book, that one is locked in so start reading!). Ridgeville Readers will meet on the second floor of the Community House at Ridgeville Park to drink hot chocolate and take part in a lively, literary discussion.

Please Note: Members are responsible for securing their own copy of selected books.

JANUARY: Celebrating Social Justice SELECTED Read: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult Discussion Date: January 27

FEBRUARY: Celebrating Black History SELECTED Read: Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves by Glory Edim Discussion Date: February 24

MARCH: Celebrating Women’s History SELECTED Read: Red Clocks by Leni Zumas Discussion Date: April 7 (date changed from March 31)

APRIL: Celebrating Jewish American Heritage SELECTED Read: My Real Name Is Hanna by Tara Lynn Masih Discussion Date: April 28

MAY: Celebrating Asian/Pacific American Heritage SELECTED Read: All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir by Nicole Chung Discussion Date: May 19 (date changed from May 26)

JUNE: Celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride SELECTED Read: A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara Discussion Date: June 30

JULY: Celebrating America’s Independence SELECTED Read: Rise to Rebellion by Jeff Shaara Discussion Date: July 28

AUGUST: Celebrating Senior Citizens Suggested Read: Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun by Sarah Ladipo Manyika Discussion Date: August 25

SEPTEMBER: Celebrating Latin American Heritage Suggested Read: United States of Banana by Giannina Braschi Discussion Date: September 29

OCTOBER: Celebrating Muslim American Heritage Suggested Read: A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi Discussion Date: October 27

NOVEMBER: Celebrating Native American Heritage Suggested Read: There There by Tommy Orange Discussion Date: November 24

DECEMBER: Celebrating the Special Needs Community Suggested Read: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon Discussion Date: December 29


Please contact Natalie at or (847) 869-5640 with questions. Visit or for registration and updates!