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.

Friday & Saturdays, Oct 6-21 
Start Times: 5:30pm, 6:30pm & 7:30pm 
Primrose Farm
5N726 Crane Road, St. Charles
RES $8/NR $12 per person/night  
Ages under 1: FREE
Enjoy an evening of old-fashioned farm fun by the light of the moon. Cruise around the fields of Primrose Farm at the height of the fall harvest on a 30 minute tractor-drawn wagon ride. Gather 'round a bonfire for a marshmallow roast, hot chocolate and hot cider. Ages 15 & under must be accompanied by a paying adult.
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5N726 Crane Road, St. Charles
Drop-In Programs  
Enjoy Farm Fun on Select  Wednesdays & Saturdays!
RES $5/NR $8
per person, per program
All ages welcome. Ages 15 & under must be accompanied by an adult. Please arrive 10 minutes early to register on site.
Hands-on Milking
Every Wed & Sat at 10am
Meet the Primrose cows and try
your hand at milking.
Chicken & Egg
Every Wed & Sat at 11am
Farm fresh eggs for all!
Feed the Animals
2nd & 4th Sat at 2pm
Get a unique - behind the scenes - opportunity to help feed the farm's
animal residents
Hold Your Horses
1st & 3rd Sat at 2pm
Mingle with some gentle giants, the Primrose Farm Belgian draft horses.
Drop-In Programs are offered March through November  
(weather permitting).
An Apple Afternoon
Sat, Oct 7

All Ages           
FREE but please register  (#14577)

Autumn is apple season! Come out for an apple afternoon. Explore the orchard, harvest an apple, help make applesauce and apple butter in the summer kitchen and use apple stamps to create custom craft projects. Depending on ripening schedules, u-pick opportunities may be available for an additional fee. Held at Primrose Farm.

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Saturday, October 7  |  11am-4pm

All Ages  
RES $5/NR $8 per person (#14641)
Immerse yourself in the local history of St. Charles. Walk North Cemetery visiting the gravesites of those who helped shape the unique character of our community. At each gravesite, guests will "encounter" a community figure and listen as they tell about their lives, their joys, their sorrows and their loves.

Tours depart every 15 minutes from the hour. Parking available in the lower parking lot at Bethlehem Church,1145 N. 5th Ave. Ages 15 & younger must be accompanied by an paying adult. Ages 5 & under are free.

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Special Tour Dates

Preview Night:
Friday, October 20
Opening Night! Homeowners have one last night to make their
finishing touches before judging.

Judging Night:
Saturday, October 21
Committee begins judging at dusk. Best night to see homeowners
in action. Lights, music and live actors are encouraged.

Trick or Treats:
Tuesday, October 31 (Tour ends at 9pm)
Drive by some of the spookiest houses in the St. Charles community. Pick up a complete list of the Halloween House Decorating Contest entries at the Park District beginning Friday, October 20, at 9am or at Homes best viewed at dusk, October 20-31. Judging night: October 21. Please be courteous and respect the homeowners' rights and property during your adventure.

Some displays may not be appropriate for all ages.
Held at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, 3795 Campton Hills Road.  
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Richardson Corn Maze, Spring Grove*
Friday, Oct 6
RES $55/NR $82
McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum Tour, Chicago*  
Monday, Oct 9
RES $55/NR $83
Shedd Aquarium, Chicago*  
Monday, Nov 20
RES $75/NR $112
All Things Art Studio, St. Charles*   Tuesday, Nov 21
RES $69/NR $103
Brookfield Zoo, Brookfield*  
Wednesday, Nov 22
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. )
Mother & Child Painting
Ages 7-13
Tu     Oct 24-Nov 28  |  4:15-6:15pm
RES $66/NR $99   (#14430)

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      Oct 18-Nov 8  |  4-6pm
RES $81/NR $121  (#14421)

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.
Musical Theatre
Students will study musical theatre concepts including acting, singing and dancing from popular musicals. All roles are equal, and each student has a solo. Participants will build confidence and develop many skills including teamwork and creative thinking. Held at the Arts Center St. Charles.

Ages 6-9
Charlie Brown Christmas™,  
Frosty the Snowman™
SHOWCASE: December 6 at 5:30pm  
W     Oct 25-Dec 6*  |  4:30-6:30pm  (#14300)
*No class Nov 22

How the Grinch Stole Christmas™, Rudolph™  
SHOWCASE: December 10, 2pm  
Su     Oct 29-Dec 10*  |  1-3pm  (#14299)
*No class Nov 26

Ages 10-13
Legally Blonde™, Frozen™
SHOWCASE: December 9, 1pm
Sa     Oct 28-Dec 9*   |  1-3pm  (#14398)
*No class Nov 25
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Learn to Sew
Ages 6+ 
W     Oct 25  |  6-7:30pm  (#14311)
F      Nov 17  |  7-8:30pm  (#14312) 
RES $27/NR $41

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     Oct 18  |  6-8pm  (#14308)
W     Nov 28  |  6-8pm  (#14309) 
RES $42/NR $63

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
W     Oct 4  |  5:30-7pm  ( #14318)
F      Nov 17  |  5:30-7pm  ( #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.

Girl Scout Group Sew
Ages 6-15 
W     Nov 15   |   5-6pm   (#14330)
RES $60/NR $90 per troop

Bring your scout troop in and have fun learning the basics of sewing together. Enjoy creating a memorable sewing project as you acquire life long skills. All supplies and sewing machines are provided. Troop leader must register entire troop.
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Girls Basketball League
Ages 6-8               
Tu     Oct 24-Dec 19*  |  6-8pm   
$100  (#14538)

Players have a positive experience as this non-competitive approach enables all children to play without the pressure of winning or losing. Teamwork and sportsmanship are emphasized while practicing and playing games. Instruction skills include dribbling, passing, shooting, footwork, defense, offense and game rules. Held at Geneva Park District - Persinger Recreation Center.
*No league Oct 31 or Nov 21

Serve City Volleyball League
Ages 10-14
Tu     Oct 17-Dec 12*  |  6-9pm 
RES $65/NR $98  (#14255)

Join a team and play this fall! The first two weeks will be used for practice and evaluations followed by six weeks of play. (If enrollment allows we will have a boy's division and a girl's division.) Participants will receive a uniform.
*No class Nov 21

Club Volleyball Skills Training
Ages 9-14
W     Oct 25-Dec 6*   |   7:15-8:15pm       
RES $75/NR $113  (#14252)

New to the game? Interested in playing volleyball at school or taking your game to the next level? If any of those are true this is right for you! Our program is designed to improve your volleyball skills with 60 minutes of setting, passing, serving and hitting. Our coaches are trained to help you prepare for the next level in a fun and competitive atmosphere.
*No class Nov 22 

Floor Hockey League 

Ages 7-9
Sa     Oct 28-Dec 16* | 9:50am-1:10pm
$100  (#14536)

Ages 10-12
Sa     Oct 28-Dec 16* | 1:20-3:30pm     
$100  (#14537)

This super-fun and instructional league will teach children the game of hockey before the skates go on with emphasis on teamwork and having fun. This league is great for beginners and for all-stars who want to sharpen their skills. All games will be held at the same time each week. Each child will receive a team jersey and trophy. Held at Geneva Park District - Western Avenue School.
*No league Nov 25
Tennis - Red Ball 2
Ages 5-7
Sa     Oct 28-Dec 9*  |  12-1pm  (#14231)
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
Sa      Oct 28-Dec 9*  |  1-2pm  (#14228)
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

Tennis - Jr. Development 1
Ages 11-17
Sa     Oct 28-Dec 9*  |  2-3pm   
RES $69/NR $104  (#14223)

This program is designed to introduce the game to middle school and high school players based on age and ability. Players will develop agility, coordination, dynamic balance, movement patterns, court positioning, scoring and reliable technique on forehand and backhand, serve, return and volleys. Held at Pottawatomie Park.
*No class Nov 25

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Cheer and Pom
Ages 4-10
M     Oct 2-30  |  6:15-7pm        
RES $80/NR $120  (#14407)

Girls, have you always wished you could learn cheer and pom routines just like the older girls, but there wasn't a class available for your age group? Well, now is your chance! Have a great time learning simple cheers, partner stunts and an awesome pom routine. No experience necessary. All you need to bring is your strong voice and enthusiastic spirit. Poms available for purchase in class.
Have the Slime of Your Life
Ages 6-12
Sa     Oct 14  |  10-11am             
RES $22/NR $33  (#14089)

Have the slime of your life making Halloween themed GOO! Make your own batch and interact with various slimes and splat balls in our slime lab. Kids will have a blast arming themselves with goggles, test tubes, squirters and more for this extremely messy experience! A slime themed snack is served, and all kids go home with a souvenir of slime.
NERF Night
Ages 6-13
Sa     Oct 14  |  5:30-8pm           
RES $20/NR $30  (#14473)

Battle it out with NERF! The community center will be transformed into a battleground of fun. Participants must provide their own NERF guns, darts and protective eyewear. Remember to label your belongings. Compete in a variety of games including Capture the Flag, King of the Hill and Team Elimination. Pizza, drink and supervision provided.

Bricks 4 Kidz Halloween Workshop
Ages 5-10
Sa     Oct 21  |  10am-12pm       
RES $35/NR $53  (#14399)

Trick or Treat? Come join Bricks 4 Kidz® this fall for fun LEGO® based Halloween activities, games, take-homes and building! This workshop will be sure to excite you with a motorized spider and bat, Frankenstein, witches, ghosts & more! Kids will use our proprietary technic LEGO® kits and model plans to construct one-of-a-kind creations.

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All nature programs below are held at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, 3795 Campton Hills Road, St. Charles.