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, November 4 
1-3pm

All Ages 
RES/NR $5 per person (register on-site)
Pottawatomie Park, 8 North Avenue
 
Wondering what to do with those leftover Halloween pumpkins? Head out to Pottawatomie Park to participate in The Great Pumpkin Bowl! Use the hill to roll your pumpkins down towards giant bowling pins. Warm apple cider will be provided. Proceeds to benefit the
STC Underground Teen Center.

Ho! Ho! Ho! Add to the excitement of Christmas for your little one with a letter from the jolly guy himself, Santa Claus, straight form the North Pole. Here's how:
  1. Register your child for Letter from the North Pole
  2. Have your child write a letter to Santa Claus
  3. Parent complete Santa's Check List from the North Pole Form. Forms are available at stcparks.org and Baker Community Center and Pottawatomie Community Center.
  4. Parent place your child's letter and Santa's Check List from the North Pole Form in a sealed envelope
  5. Beginning December 1, bring your child to the Pottawatomie Community Center to place their letter in Santa Claus' Mailbox or place the letter in the mail addressed to Santa Claus, Letter from the North Pole, St. Charles Park District, 8 North Ave., St. Charles, IL 60174. Include child letter along with Santa's Check List Form
Letters from North Pole Form must be received between Dec. 1-12. Santa's helpers at the St. Charles Park District will take care of the rest! Registration required.

All Ages
December 1-12
RES $3/NR $5 per letter  (#14083)
 

Friday, November 17  |  6-8:30pm

Ages 6+   
RES $5/NR $8 per person (#14049)
Pottawatomie Community Center, 8 North Avenue

Old and young will enjoy this family favorite, complete with beverages, popcorn and prizes! Each registered participant will receive one card. Additional cards are available for purchase onsite for $1 per card.  


Sunday, December 3  |  10-11:30am

Ages 2+
RES $5/NR $8 per person  (#14003)
Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, 3795 Campton Hills Rd.

Watch Santa arrive pulled by his dashing huskies, then spend some time helping him get ready for his Big Day!
  • Write a letter to Santa
  • Make an ornament
  • Have your picture taken with the Big Guy, himself!
  • Breakfast snacks included
Santa arrives at 10:15am!  

Register here.   
Shedd Aquarium, Chicago*  
Monday, Nov 20
9am-5pm
RES $75/NR $112
(#14068)
All Things Art Studio, St. Charles*   Tuesday, Nov 21
10am-2pm
RES $69/NR $103
(#14069)
Brookfield Zoo, Brookfield*  
Wednesday, Nov 22
9am-5pm
RES $55/NR $82
(#14070)
*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. )
Mother & Child Painting
Ages 7-13
Tu     Dec 5-19  |  4:15-6:15pm
RES $66/NR $99   (#14510)

Enjoy painting in oils, acrylics, watercolors, with your child as we explore the different uses of various brushes, palette knives & techniques. Perfect your technique and progress to free style painting where you choose the subject matter. Art supplies are provided. Bring a roll of paper towels. Held at Tony & Friends Art Studio.
 

Kids After School Painting
Ages 7-13
W      Nov 15-Dec 6  |  4-6pm
RES $81/NR $121  (#14422)

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. Bring a roll of paper towels. Held at Tony & Friends Art Studio.
Kids Drawing, Cartooning & Animation
Ages 7-13
Sa     Nov 4-Dec 9  |  9-11am
RES $122/NR $172   (#14432)
Students work at their own ability level with practical instruction in the fundamentals of drawing, composition and perspective while handling line proportion and tone. Held at Tony & Friends Art Studio.
 
Kids Painting
Ages 7-13
Sa     Nov 4-Dec 9  |  10am-12pm
RES $122/NR $172  (#14426)
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. Bring a roll of paper towels. Art supplies provided. Held at Tony & Friends Art Studio.
    
 
Click on code #s to register.
Learn to Sew
Ages 6+ 
F      Nov 17  |  7-8:30pm
RES $27/NR $41
  (#14312) 

Create your own masterpiece with your newly-acquired sewing skills of threading machines, winding and loading bobbins. New projects each month. Sewing machines and supplies provided.
 

Intermediate Sewing
Ages 6+
W     Nov 28  |  6-8pm
RES $42/NR $63  (#14309)
 

Learn to read and understand a sewing pattern. Various sewing techniques such as overcast and top stitching will be introduced. A new project will be introduced each class offering within the current catalog (examples: pajama bottoms, totes and decorative pillows). All sewing machines and supplies will be included.



Sew Together - Mom & Me
Ages 5-15
F      Nov 17  |  5:30-7pm
RES $35/NR $53  ( #14319)

With Mom as your helper, learn how to thread sewing machines, load bobbins, finishing techniques and more. Create something unique together. New projects each month. Sewing machines and supplies provided.
NEW! Sew a Turkey Friend
Ages 7-15
W            Nov 15  |  6-7pm              
RES $22/NR $33  (#14324)

Learn the basics of machine sewing while making a cuddly, soft turkey for the holidays! All supplies and sewing machines are provided.
 

NEW! Sew an Emoji Pillow
Ages 7-15
W            Nov 15  |  7-8pm              
RES $22/NR $33  (#14323)

Express yourself and enjoy learning beginning sewing skills as you create and customize your very own Emoji. All supplies and sewing machines are provided.
 
 
NEW! Sew a Mermaid/Shark Tail Blanket
Ages 7-15
Th           Nov 9  |  5-7pm  (#14334)
W            Dec 6  |  6-8pm  (#14335)
RES $35/NR $53

Learn the basics of machine sewing while making a cozy, soft, one of a kind Mermaid or Shark Tail Blanket! All supplies and sewing machines are provided.
 
Click on code #s to register.
Hockey - Level 1
Ages 3-17
Th      Nov 9-Jan 11*  |  6:30-7pm  (#14647)
Sa      Nov 11-Jan 13*  |  10:40-11:10am  (#14648)
RES/NR $125

Learn the fundamentals of hockey skating - maneuvering faster, becoming more agile, using proper sports skating techniques and developing successful game situations. Required equipment: hockey skates, gloves and certified hockey helmet (ice approved). Pucks will not be used. Held at Fox Valley Ice Arena.
*No class Nov 23 & 25, Dec 28 & 30
 

Ice Skating - Basic 1
Ages 6-17
Th      Nov 9-Jan 11  |  6:30-7pm  (#14649)
Sa      Nov 11-Jan 13  |  10:40-11:10am  (#14650)
RES/NR $125

Learn the basics of figure skating, both forward and back movements, and balance techniques. Practice falling and getting up, marching, foot glides, forward swizzles, backward wiggles and beginning snowplow stops. Progress to one-foot glides, two-foot turns, forward slaloms and beginning two-foot spins. Held at Fox Valley Ice Arena. 
*No class Nov 23 & 25, Dec 28 & 30



Fencing
Ages 7+
Discover the art of attack and defense in this ancient sport. Learn how to come on guard, advance, retreat and more. All ability levels welcome. Equipment provided. Upon advancement to the club level, you will gain a better understanding of the finesse and fascination of this fast-paced sport. Beginners meet from 6-7pm. Club members meet from 7-8:30pm.
 
Fencing
Tu           Nov 7-Dec 19   |   6-7pm 
RES $64/NR $96  (#14280)

Fencing Club
Tu           Nov 7-Dec 19   |  7-8:30pm           
RES $53/NR $80  (#14282)
Tennis - Red Ball 2
Ages 5-7 
Th     Nov 2-Dec 14*  |  5-6pm  (#14232)
RES $69/NR $104

Players will develop agility, balance, basic movement patters, forehand and backhand groundstrokes, serves, return, volley, placement and rally skills. Held at Pottawatomie Park.
*No class Nov 23 & 25
 

Tennis - Orange Ball 1
Ages 8-10
Th      Nov 2-Dec 14* |  6-7pm  (#14226)
RES $69/NR $104

Players will develop agility, coordination, dynamic balance, movement patterns, court positioning, scoring and reliable technique on forehand, backhand, serve and volleys. Held at Pottawatomie Park.
*No class Nov 23 & 25

 
Tae Kwon Do
Ages 6-10
TuTh      Nov 7-Dec 7*  |  5:30-6:15pm     
RES $64/NR $96  (#14659)

This class will incorporate basic level kicks of Tae Kwon Do and the basic self-defense techniques of Shaolin Kempo Kung Fu. As classes progress, classes will include basics of sparring with protective equipment. In a fun filled environment, class is taught in a well-rounded system incorporating the teaching of true self-defense, inner strength and discipline. Uniforms are recommended, not required for beginners, they are required for rank advancement. Uniforms and additional materials are available through the instructor.
*No class Nov 21 & 23
 
 
Click on code #s to register.
Magic Class
Ages 5-13
Th           Nov 16  |  5-5:55pm        
RES $20/NR $30  (#14001)

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. Brand new tricks each session! Held at Batavia Park District East Side Community Center.
Babysitters' Training
Ages 10-16
SuSa      Nov 18-19  |  12-5pm     
RES $43/NR $65  (#14135)

Learn the skills needed to take care of children using fun activities, group and teacher-led discussions and role playing techniques. Fee includes a student reference book and other reference materials. Bring a doll and lunch.

Click on code #s to register.
All nature programs below are held at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, 3795 Campton Hills Road, St. Charles.
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
sgard@stcparks.org.

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  
Lego Party 
Ages 4-12  
Nerf Party 
Ages 6-12  
Tie-Dye Tangle Party 
Ages 6-12  
F or more information about birthday parties at PCC visit stcparks.org .
Click to see more Birthday Themes at: Hickory Knolls Discovery Center & Primrose Farm