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January/February 2021
Managed by the St. Charles Park District in cooperation with Community Unit School District 303

New Year - New You!
Plus review new COVID-19 guidelines
From Ande Masoncup,
Asst. Superintendent of Rec 
Happy New Year! I hope this eNews finds you well and enjoying the fresh start of a new year. What a crazy year 2020 was, so 2021 can only be better.  The NRC team is looking forward to a year of possibilities. Please watch for new programs and opportunities to get involved at Norris Recreation Center. This week, our region moved into Tier 2 COVID-19 mitigations. Below are some updated guidelines:
  • Face coverings MUST continue to be worn while in facility and engaging in exercise.
  • In-Studio Group Fitness Classes will resume.  Face coverings are required. Registration is required. Visit the website for the most current schedule.
  • Tennis doubles play will resume.
  • Private group tennis lessons will resume.
For a complete list of all COVID-19 guidelines click here.

Approximately how many miles will
the average person walked by age 50
10,000  -  45,000  -  75,000 
For a current in-person class schedule: click here
New Healthy Dessert Idea! 
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Cannoli with Creamy Ricotta  

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 8 mins
Total Time: 23 mins
Serves: 8  

For the Cannoli Shells 

  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter , melted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour


For the Creamy Ricotta Filling

  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 3 tablespoons cream cheese , room temperature
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 3 tablespoons semisweet mini chocolate chips
  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Lightly grease two baking sheets with baking spray; set aside.
  • In a medium-size bowl whisk together the egg whites, sugar, canola oil, melted butter, and vanilla. Whisk until thoroughly combined.
  • Add in flour and continue to whisk until smooth, and no lumps appear.
    Spoon 4 to 5 mounds of batter onto each baking sheet, using 3 teaspoons of batter for each.
  • With the back of the spoon, spread each cookie to about 4-inch diameter.
  • Space the cookies at least 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 7 to 8 minutes, or until edges begin to brown.
  • Using an offset spatula, loosen cookies from baking sheet and shape into tube form.
  • You can use a round metal utensil and wrap the cookies around that.
  • Set cookies seam-side down and let cool.
Prepare The Ricotta Filling
  • Place the heavy whipping cream in your mixer's bowl and beat on high until stiff peaks form; about 4 minutes.
  • Put the cream in the fridge until ready to use.
  • In a large mixing bowl beat together the ricotta cheese, cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla and orange zest until smooth and creamy.
  • Fold in the cream and chocolate chips. DO NOT MIX OR STIR - FOLD IT.
  • Spoon the filling into a pastry bag fitted with a wide round tip and pipe filling into cannoli shells. Serve immediately or keep in a cool, dry place until ready to use. 

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Norris Recreation Center
Managed by the St. Charles Park District
Located on St. Charles East High School's Campus
1050 Dunham Road  |  St. Charles, IL  60174
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