Fox Tales, a publication of the St. Charles Park District, is distributed to  
Community Unit School District #303 students in grades K-5. For more information, call 630-513-6200.

Saturday, March 24    

Ages 9 & under    
Pottawatomie Park 
Meet at River View Miniature Golf Court Yard
Parents and children should arrive at the park at least 15 minutes early to receive instructions and make their way to the designated egg hunt age group location. Participants are asked to bring their own baskets to collect the eggs. Parents, please keep children behind all lines and wait for the signal in order to avoid false starts and to be fair to everyone.
Please limit your child to 10 eggs.

Early Bird Pool Passes 
Get ready for a SPLASHtastic Summer!

Season passes for all aquatic facilities are ON SALE NOW! Early Bird Rates until April 30. Have your pass in hand when Otter Cove Aquatic Park or Swanson Pool open. Season passes are available for purchase online or at PCC during normal facility hours. Facility rentals are available too.

For more information, visit or
Time to sign up for
Summer Camps! 
Children of all ages will enjoy themed activities, playing games, making crafts, swimming, field trips and so much more.

Choose what interests you most:
Before and after care is available too.
For more information or to register online, visit
Friday, March 23  |  7-8pm  

Ages 3+
RES $5/NR $8  (#14862)
Adults are FREE! 
Bring your flashlight and your sense of adventure as you head into the wild to find what the Easter Bunny has left behind. Gather some treats and trade in your empty eggs for a roasting stick and marshmallow. Adults are free, but must accompany child. Advance registration required.
Held at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center. 

Saturday, April 7  |  12-4pm
FREE but please register  (#15240)
As winter winds down, farms begin to bustle with activity. Babies are born, planting, begins and spring cleaning starts. Help the Primrose Farmers ready the farm for warmer weather! Shell corn, make butter, prepare the garden for planting and assist with household chores. All ages welcome! Ages 15 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Held at Primrose Farm, 5N726 Crane Road, St. Charles. 

Register here

Field Museum*
Monday, March 26
RES $75/NR$112
LegoLand & Portillos
Tuesday, March 27
RES $69/NR $103
Lincoln Park Zoo & Jersey Mikes
Wednesday, March 28
RES $55/NR $82
 *Bring a sack lunch.
Before and After Trip Care Available for No School Day Trips.  
Before Care begins 6:30am and After Care ends at 6pm.
RES $15/NR $23  (Click here to register.)
Lego™ Engineering Workshop  
Remote Control Mania
Ages 6-11
Sa    Mar 10  |  10am-12pm       
RES $38/NR $57   (#15220)

Making it move is the name of the game in this exciting class! Kids will love to see their creations in motion using LEGO™ wireless remote controls. Students will use fascinating and challenging LEGO™ components to create dynamic, one-of-a-kind vehicles then race them! As they enjoy the fun of building, students will use math to explore gear ratios and make their vehicles go faster, slower and with more or less power. This program is loads of fun and learning for budding builders.
Magic Class
Ages 5-13
W     Apr 4   |   5-5:55pm
RES $20/NR $30   (#15063)

Learn a collection of age-appropriate, fascinating and mesmerizing tricks! Amaze family and friends using cards, ropes, coins, mind reading and more. While some tricks may appear difficult, discover how easy they are to learn and perform. Materials provided. Participants receive a take-home magic kit. New tricks every season! Held at Batavia Park District Eastside Community Center.

Click on code #s to register. 
Kids' Painting 
Ages 7-13 
W    Mar 7-28  |  4-6pm   (#14738)  
RES $81/NR $122  

A budding artist will learn all the techniques for creating beautiful art in this follow-along painting class. Even first-time artists will achieve outstanding results. Explore a variety of subjects. All supplies included. Bring a roll of paper towels. Held at Tony & Friends Art Studio. 

Kids 1-Day Spring Break Workshops
Ages 5-12
Tu     Mar 27  |  9am-3pm (#14734)
Th     Mar 29  |  9am-3pm (#14735)
RES $51/NR $77

Create a spring-themed project using water and acrylics. All supplies included. Bring a roll of paper towels and a sack lunch. Held at Tony & Friends Art Studio.
Beginner Sewing Workshops
Ages 7+

Learn sewing machine basics as you create a simple project using newly-acquired knowledge of sewing machines, seams and finishing techniques. All supplies and sewing machines provided. Sign up for one or all!
Superhero Cape
Tu   Mar 6   |  5:30-6:30pm   ( #14767)

Dog Pillow
Tu   Mar 6   |  6:30-7:30pm   ( #14771)

Easter Bunny Sew
Tu   Mar 20   |  7-8pm    ( #14772)
RES $21/NR $32 each class

Click on code #s to register. 
Ages 7-9
Tu     Apr 3-May 8  |  6:15-7:15pm   (#15710)
RES $68/NR $102
Ages 10-12
M     Apr 2-May 7  |  7:45-8:45pm   (#15709)
RES $68/NR $102

Focus on the foundation of dance through barre and center work with an important understanding of technique. Poise, grace and proper body placement will be emphasized while learning classical dance terminology. Required attire: hair up (out of face), leotard, footed tights and pink ballet slippers.
Ages 6-13
W    Apr 4-May 9  |   5:30-6:30pm 
RES $68/NR $102   (#15712

Combine cheer and dance moves into exciting routines. Perfect for beginner to advanced students. Required attire: hair up (out of face), t-shirt, shorts, yoga style or capri pant, black jazz shoes or clean athletic shoes.

Click on code #s to register.    
Ages 8+               
Su    Mar 11-Apr 1   | 3:30-4:30pm  (#14981)
RES $63/NR $75
Learn the basics of archery using a recurve-style bow, basic finger tab, an arm guard and safety glasses. Lessons consist of range safety, whistle commands, proper stance, draw and release of arrows starting at a 10-yard distance. All equipment provided.

Horseback Riding I
Ages 6+
Sa     Apr 7-May 12  |  3-4pm  (#16059)
W     Apr 11-May 16  |  5-6pm  (#16058)
RES/NR $146
Using well-trained horses, enthusiastic instructors will provide a wonderful learning atmosphere and experience. Beginner and advanced riders will benefit from instruction on safety, grooming, tacking and riding (English or Western). Bike helmet required. Held at Tower Hill Stables.

Horseback Riding II
Ages 6+
F     Apr 13-May 18  |  5-6pm
RES/NR $146   (#16060)
Expand upon your current skills of grooming, tacking and riding. This class is a continuation upon Horseback Riding I. Bike helmet required. This class may be repeated. Held at Tower Hill Stables.

Developmental Soccer League

Based on the U.S. Soccer National Youth Module, this program is designed to improve a player's ability to dribble and move or pass the soccer ball in a team environment. Fee includes t-shirt and trophy. Bring soccer cleats, soccer ball size 4, shin guards and a water bottle. Held at East Side Sports Complex.

Ages 6-7
Sa    Apr 7-May 19 | 2:20-3:30pm
RES $100/NR $150  (#16052)

Ages 8-9
Sa    Apr 7-May 19 | 2:20-3:30pm
RES $100/NR $150  (#16053) 

River City Lacrosse Girls & Boys Leagues

All skill levels welcome! Boys and girls leagues are run separately. Players will focus on game fundamentals, team positioning and sportsmanship. Depending on age level, teams meet 1-3 times/week at a centrally-located park site. Visit for age details, league information and registration.

Apr 8-Jun 3*
6U (Sep 1, 2011-Aug 31, 2013)
8U (Sep 1, 2009-Aug 31, 2011)
Practices and games on Sundays
Apr 2-Jun 3*
10U (Sep 1, 2007-Aug 31, 2009)
12U (Sep 1, 2005-Aug 31, 2007)
14U (Sep 1, 2003-Aug 31, 2005)
Boys Practice MW  | Girls Practice TuTh
Games on Sundays
*No games May 27 

Click on code #s to register.  
All nature programs below are held at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, 3795 Campton Hills Road, St. Charles.
Peter & Piggy Pancake Party
Ages 1+               
Th     Mar 22  |  6-7:30pm
RES $8/NR $12   (#15207)

As the maple trees prepare for spring, come hungry for a sweet dinner with your favorite critters - Peter Rabbit and Petunia the Guinea pig! Make silly animal faces with your pancakes. Registration required for all participants.

Spring Break-Welcome Spring
All Ages
Tu-Su     Mar 27-Apr 1*  |  10am-4pm
FREE  --  No registration required! 

Looking for something fun to do while the kids are off of school? Stop by the Knolls to pick up a nature challenge. Complete four activities while on break and turn in your challenge sheet to earn a prize and be entered in the drawing for the grand prize. Self-guided drop in activities will be running all week. No registration required.
*Sunday meets 12-4

Click on code #s to register.
Offered Friday Nights and Saturday & Sunday Afternoons
Standard party packages include your choice of party theme, two interactive party hosts, activities, games, tableware, themed evites, set-up and clean-up. Pizza party package adds three 1-topping large pizzas and juice boxes. Premium party package adds a delicious cake and water bottles. Refreshments and gifts will complete your birthday party fun.

Parties are held in PCC's Party Room on the second floor at the south end of the building. $25 initial payment is due at the time of booking. The remaining balance is due one week before the party date.
For details, contact Steve at 630-513-4391 or  

Choose from a variety of themes!
Pizza Party 
Ages 3-12  
Princess & Pirate Party 
Ages 3-12 
Superhero Party 
Ages 3-12 
Science Party 
Ages 6-12 

The following parties have additional fees:  
 Pick Your Own Theme!
Ages 3-12
 Stuff 'n Fluff Party
Ages 3-12
NEW! Smallcakes  
Cupcake Party
Ages 4-12 
Lego Party 
Ages 4-12
 Nerf Party 
Ages 6-12 
For more information about birthday parties at PCC visit .

We have something for everyone!  
Choose your location for more birthday party fun!

Hickory Knolls Discovery Center 

Primrose Farm