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, June 22  |  7:30-9pm  
All Ages
RES $5/NR $8 per person  (#16498
Bring the family out to learn about lightning bugs and their intriguing ways! Enjoy an indoor, multimedia presentation on fireflies before making your own bug jar. Once properly equipped, venture out to catch (and release) some of these awesome night flyers! Advanced registration required. Held at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center.

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Opening Day
MAY 26
Opening Day
Aquatic Special Events 
All Summer Long!

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full list of all events! 
(Facility admission fees apply.)
Fun 'FORE' Everyone!
May 24-Aug 21

 Aug 25-Sep 30
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Saturday, June 30  |  9am-12pm
All Ages
FREE but please register  ( #15287 )
Light Breakfast Refreshments  |  Nature-Themed Activities
Featuring the talented and award-winning musician/author - Jim Gill and his National Campaign for PLAY!
Concert begins at 10am.
Advanced registration required. Limited availability - register today! Held at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center.

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Saturday, July 21 | 8-11am
James O. Breen Community Park
Kid-friendly, kid distances & kids only! 
Perfect for beginner and experienced competitors.
SWIM the Crayfish Canal at Otter Cove, BIKE a closed parking lot course in the park and RUN the trails/grass. Race distances vary per age group. Starts will be staggered to provide the best conditions possible for participants and spectators. This is a Chronomix timed event. Awards and goodie bags for all participants.
$40 per child (early bird rate until July 7)  
$60 per child (July 8-21)

Ages 5-7
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Ages 8-10

Ages 11-15

For a complete list of available Summer Camps, click below:
Cheer & Pom
Ages 4-10
M     Jun 18-Jul 16  |  6-6:45pm
RES $80/NR $120   (#16875)

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. 
Magic Class
Ages 5-13
M     Jul 23  |  6:45-7:40pm       
RES $20/NR $30   (#16417)

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!  

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Kids After School Painting
Ages 7-13
W     Jun 6-27  |  4-6pm              
RES $81/NR $121   (#16513)

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 but please bring a roll of paper towels.
Held at Tony & Friends Art Studio.

Saturday Kids Painting
Ages 7-13
Sa     Jun 30-Aug 4  |  10am-12pm            
RES $122/NR $172   (#16511)

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 but please bring a roll of paper towels.
Held at Tony & Friends Art Studio.
Saturday Kids Drawing,  
Cartooning & Animation
Ages 7-11
Sa     Jun 30-Aug 4  |  9-11am    
RES $122/NR $172   (#16512)

Students work at their own ability level with practical instruction in the fundamentals of drawing, composition and perspective while handling line proportion and tone. The use of various drawing pencils will be covered.
Held at Tony & Friends Art Studio.

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Tae Kwon Do
Ages 6-10
TuTh       Jun 5-28  |  6-7pm  (#16665)
TuTh       Jul 10-Aug 2  |  6-7pm  ( #16666)
TuTh       Aug 7-30  |  6-7pm  ( #16671)
RES $64/NR $96

Incorporate basic level kicks of Tae Kwon Do and the basic self-defense techniques of Shaolin Kempo Kung Fu. As classes progress, participants will focus on the 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 from the instructor.

Horsemanship for Youth
Ages 9-17
Sa     Jun 9-Jul 14  |  1:30-2:30pm            
$165   (#16707)

You'll learn all about the proper ways to groom, tack and handle horses. In the saddle you will learn the basics of riding at the walk and trot. Riders should wear jeans or Jodhpur pants and hard soled riding or hiking boots with a small, low heel. Bring an approved riding helmet or bicycle helmet.
Held at Dunham Woods Farm.
Horseback Riding I
Ages 6+ 
Sa    Jun 16-Jul 21  |  3-4pm  (#16745)
W     Jun 20-Aug 1  |  3-4pm  (#16744)

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 Hills Stables.
*No class Jul 4

Horseback Riding II
Ages 6+
W     Jun 20-Aug 1  |  5-6pm      
$146  (#16746)

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 Hills Stables.
*No class Jul 4 

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All nature programs below are held at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, 3795 Campton Hills Road, St. Charles.
American Girl Afternoons
Ages 5-12
Doll Bandannas      Tu  |  Jun 19   (#16845)
S'more Craft           W   |  Jun 20   (#16846)
Sporting Out          Th  |  Jun 21   (#16847)
Telescope Craft      F  |  Jun 22   (#16848)
RES $2/NR $3        1-2pm   

Bring your science-side over to the Knolls! Luciana Vega has dreamed about exploration her entire life. Each afternoon, join in the play with a drop-in craft or activity that is doll-sized for your kids, but big on lots of fun. 

American Girl Campfire
Ages 6-12
Th     Jun 28  |  6:30-8:30pm       
RES $15/NR $23   (#16525)

Calling all Luciana Vega fans! Join in some science fun and camp-themed crafts with your favorite doll from home. Spend the evening under the stars and end the night with a tasty s'more that will make any scientist smile.

You Rock!
Ages 4+ 
Tu     Jul 10  |  1-2pm   (#16530)
Su     Jul 29  |  1-2pm   (#16709)
RES $5/NR $8

There's a movement of kindness going on in the world. How? By painting rocks into works of art and hiding them for others to find. It's a simple way to give back and bring a little happiness to your own life. Join us as we paint rocks, then go on a hike to hide them. There will be plenty to take home too. Come, share some joy. You will never look at rocks the same way again! Ages 7 & under must be accompanied by an adult. Adults are free.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Ages 2-12
Th     Aug 9  |  7-8pm   
RES $5/NR $8  (#16528)

Have you ever wondered about what happens at the center when it's closed? We will share our secret world with your stuffed animal friends. On Thursday, August 9, drop off your stuffed animal friend and enjoy a goodnight story time program before you tuck in your stuffed animal for the night. On Friday, August 10 come back to pick up your stuffed animal plus a keepsake memento.

Summer Family Fun Hike
Ages 2+
Sa     Aug 11  |  9-10am               
RES $5/NR $8   (#16497)

Start the day with some fun as you explore the woods. Hike over moderate terrain as you enjoy the wonders of the natural world. Beat the summer heat and see what critters await. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult.

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The following programs below are held at Primrose Farm, 5N726 Crane Road, St. Charles.
All Ages  |   10-11am  |   RES $10/NR $15 per program
Advanced registration required. 
Click Clack Moo
Cows that Type
Sa    Aug 4      (#16537)

The cows are learning to type, and Farmer John is having none of it! This week, students will search far and wide to find notes written by our very own cows, followed by a much deserved snack and craft!

Pete the Cat &
the Missing Cupcake
Sa     Aug 11   (#16538   

Pete the Cat's cupcakes have mysteriously disappeared, and it's up to you to find the culprit! Join us for an interactive reading, followed by an exciting scavenger hunt and craft. You won't want to miss the sweet treats and surprises in store!

Where the Wild
Things Are
Sa     Aug 18   (#16539)

Let the wild rumpus start! Our tractor will take you to the wild isle for a storybook reading, and some wildly exciting games and crafts. Everyone is welcome to join in on this roaring fun time!