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, September 16
James O. Breen Community Park
A rare chance to view the inner workings of the trucks, cars and tractors that are usually only viewed from a distance. Emergency vehicles, a garbage truck, street sweeper, tractor, dump truck, and crane may be among the many workhorses on display. Representatives will be on hand to offer 'tours' and answer questions about some of the equipment.
Bring your camera!

Fun for Everyone!
Aug 26-Sep 24

for hours and fees.

Can you find BIGFOOT?
He lives. He eats. He haunts.
Saturday, October 14  |  5:30-7pm

Spend an evening searching for this mysterious creature in the Hickory Knolls Natural Area.
Lots more, too -
including the Prairie Maze, Campfire, Games and Storytelling.

Advance Wristband Sales
$8 per person  (#10516)

Gate Admission:
  $10 per person

Ages 3 and under are FREE

Scouts & Youth Groups: For special
group rates, call 630-513-4399.

Hickory Knolls Discovery Center,
3795 Campton Hills Rd, St. Charles.

Saturday, September 9  |  10am
East Side Sports Complex 
Ages 3-7   
RES $12/NR $18 per participant 
On Your Mark...Get Set...Go! Calling future Olympians! Organized by age, tots will participate in four running events and one field event. While this track meet is semi-competitive, all contenders are winners.

Click on code #s to register.  
Age 3
Age 4
Age 5
Ages 6-7

Saturday, September 23   

Ages 3+   
RES $12/NR $18 (#14091

Come to this dance party with your favorite Frozen™ characters. This family friendly event will have a DJ, bounce house, crafts and more. Costumes encouraged. Participants must be accompanied by a registered parent. One parent may accompany multiple children from the same household. Advance registration required.

Click on code # to register. 
Held at Primrose Farm, 5N726 Crane Road, St. Charles.
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. )

Grades K-5
Sep 5-Oct 10  (#14101)
Oct 17-Nov 21  (#14119)
RES/NR $150

This program will provide your child with individualized instruction based on their needs. Children are tested to determine their individual learning level and style. During each 60 minute session, qualified instructors will teach and care for the educational needs of children of all levels and learning styles. All sessions will be held at your child's Baker Station site. Kim Klyczeck will follow up with a phone call to schedule your participant's day and time. All sessions are 6 weeks. Weekly appointments available.
Grades K-5
Tu  Sep 12-Oct 17

RES/NR $180   (#14296)

Does your child have an interest in problem solving and teamwork? STEM classes will work on these skills and help develop self-direction and imagination while your child attends Baker Station. Note the participant's Baker Station site at time of registration and Kim Klyczek will give you a call to schedule your participants day and time. All sessions are 6 weeks. Held at Baker Station Sites 
Click on code #s to register.
Mother & Child Painting
Ages 7-13
Tu     Sep 12-Oct 17  |  4:15-6:15pm
RES $66/NR $99   (#14429)

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      Sep 20-Oct 11  |  4-6pm
RES $81/NR $121  (#14420)

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     Sep 23-Oct 28  |  9-11am
RES $122/NR $172   (#14431)

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     Sep 23-Oct 28  |  10am-12pm
RES $122/NR $172  (#14425)

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.
Sew Together - Mom & Me
Ages 5-15
F      Sep 15  |  5-6:30pm  (#14317)
W     Oct 4  |  5:30-7pm  (#14318)
RES $35/NR $53

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.
Learn to Sew
Ages 6+ 
Th     Sep 14  |  6-7:30pm  (#14310)
W     Oct 25  |  6-7:30pm  (#14311)
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      Sep 20  |  6-8pm  (#14307)
W     Oct 18  |  6-8pm  (#14308)
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 18" Doll Clothes 
Ages 5-15
Tu     Sep 5  |  7-8pm  (#14327)
Th     Sep 14  |  7:30-8:30pm   (#14314)
RES $22/NR $33

Have fun learning beginning sewing skills as you make clothes and accessories for an 18 inch doll. All supplies and sewing machines are provided.
Sew an Emoji Pillow
Ages 7-15
Tu     Sep 5  |  6-7pm  (#14321)
W     Oct 4  |  7-8pm  (#14322)
RES $22/NR $33

Express yourself and enjoy learning beginning sewing skills as you create and customize your very own Emoji. All supplies and sewing machines are provided.

Sew a Mermaid/Shark Tail Blanket
Ages 7-15
F     Sep 15  |  6:30-8:30pm  (#14332)
F     Oct 13  |  5:30-7:30pm   (#14333)
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.
Classes start September 5!
Junior Basketball    |    Basketball Skills
Junior Golf    |    Golf Skills
Junior Soccer    |    Volleyball Skills
Junior T-Ball    |    Baseball Skills
Multi-Sports    |    Track & Field
Parent-Tot Super Sports    |    Speed & Agility

All classes are taught by All Star Sports Staff.
For full class descriptions, fees, times, locations and to register online, CLICK HERE.

Club Volleyball Skills Training
Ages 9-14
W     Sep 13-Oct 18  |  7:15-8:15pm
RES $75/NR $113  (#14251)

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.

Tae Kwon Do
Ages 6-10
TuTh     Sep 5- Sep 28  |  5:30-6:15pm   (#14657)
TuTh     Oct 3-Oct 26  |  5:30-6:15pm   (#14658)
RES $64/NR $96

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.  
Classes start September 6!
Pre-Karate  |  Ages 4-7
Youth Karate  |  Ages 7-14
Parent/Child Karate  |  Ages 7+ w/adult
For full class descriptions, fees, times, locations and to register online,  CLICK HERE 

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.

Tu      Sep 12-Oct 24  |  6-7pm   
RES $64/NR $96   (#14279)

Fencing Club
Tu     Sep 12-Oct 24  |  7-8:30pm             
RES $53/NR $80   (#14281)

Click on code #s to register.
Click to register for:    Ages 4-5    |    Ages 6-7    |    Ages 8-9
LEGO® Engineering Simple
Machines Workshop
Ages 6-11
Sa     Sep 16  |  10am-12pm         
RES $35/NR $53  (#14400)

Delve into the world of simple machines! Students will learn all about different simple machines; levers, pulleys, inclined planes, and then get to build their own simple machine completely out of LEGO® bricks! Students will use our proprietary kits and model plans to construct exciting moving models. Our one-of-a-kind models incorporate gears, axles, pulleys, motors, battery packs & remote controls! We will discover all the simple machines that we use in our everyday lives!
Magic Class
Ages 5-13
F     Sep 29  |  6:45-7:40pm
RES $20/NR $30  (#14000)

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 -- sign up for all!

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All nature programs below are held at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, 3795 Campton Hills Road, St. Charles.
Spectacular September Family Hike
Ages 3+
Sa     Sep 16  |  10-11am               
RES $2/NR $3  (#14178)

Come enjoy the trails in our beautiful natural area with a sendoff to summer. The prairie will be in its final full bloom. We will look for native plants and animals and have fun along the way. Trails are on hills with uneven terrain and are not conducive to strollers. Please wear close toed shoes and dress for the weather. Register all hikers.
Zombie Survival
Ages 8-12
F     Oct 6  |  9am-12pm            
RES $20/NR $30  (#14005)

Up for a challenge? Try your hand at shelter building, fire starting and finding your way with a compass to see if you have the skills to survive an apocalypse. Come prepared to be outside and dress for the weather. See if you can outsmart the undead!

Click on code #s to register.