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.

Tuesday, December 10

Ages 1+ 
RES $15/NR $23 per person (#20016)
Alexander's Cafe, 1650 W. Main Street, St. Charles 
Come have breakfast with the Jolly ole guy himself! Participants will enjoy breakfast buffet while Santa visits with each child. After breakfast each participant will get to make a special craft to take home. 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.  
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 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 Nov 22, 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
Nov 22-Dec 9.
Santa's helpers at the St. Charles Park District will take care of the rest! Registration required.
All Ages
November 22-December 9
RES $3/NR $5 per letter  (#20157) 

Tuesday, December 31

All Ages 
RES $5/NR $8 (#19862)
Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, St. Charles  
Who is awake to celebrate and who is hibernating? Celebrate New Year's Eve early as we meet the animals and share a toast at 12pm. Advanced registration required. Adults are free!
Click on code # to register. 

Thursday-Friday, January 2-3

Ages 4-10
RES $75/NR $113 (#19863)
Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, St. Charles
Winter adventures are abound around Hickory Knolls. We'll play games, try wintry science experiments, make crafts and meet many animals who enjoy winter. Come prepared for an outdoor hike if the weather allows. Snowpants recommended. Advance registration required.  
Click on code # to register. 

Space still available on select dates!

Cernan Earth & Space Center
Ages 5-12 
Thursday, January 2  |  9am-3pm
$59 (#20686)
Before & After Care Available: 6:30am-6pm 
$15/person (#20687)  

See what the night sky has to offer as we travel to the Cernan Earth and Space Center at Triton College. Participants will view The Sky Tonight and Rusty Rocket's Last Blast then have a chance to explore the planetarium as a group. Pack a sack lunch and water bottle. Trip departs from and returns to Pottawatomie Community Center. 
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NEW! Young Rembrandts Drawing Workshop
Ages 6-12
Sa     Dec 7-28  |  2-3pm   (#19991
RES $58/NR $87
Add some Creative Fun to your schedule! Basic drawing, portrait and cartoon styles are combined with different drawings every class. This fun and nurturing setting will challenge and empower your young artist.

Winter Break Workshop
Ages 5-13
F    Dec 27  |  9am-3pm  (#19963)
M   Dec 30  |  9am-3pm   (#19964)

This workshop will be done in acrylic paints on a canvas board. Complete a very nice painting in just one day! Held at Tony & Friends Art Studio.
Cartooning & Character Design
Ages 7-12
Sa   Jan 11-Feb 15  |  9-11am
$120  (#21071)

Learn the fundamentals of drawing cartoon characters including the philosophy and theory behind character design. The use of various graphite and colored pencils will be applied. Art supplies must be purchased on the first day of class. Held at Tony & Friends Art Studio.
Beginner Sewing Workshops
Ages 7+

Holiday Polar Bear
W      Dec 11  |  6:30-7:30pm   ( #20064)
Holiday Emoji 
W     Dec 11  |  7:30-8:30pm   (#20065)

RES $21/NR $32 per class
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!
NEW! Holiday Pot Painting Party
Ages 4+
Su   Dec 22   |  3-4pm
$10   (#19968)

Create a masterpiece with a clay pot and add a green plant that looks like a snowman! Held at Heinz Brothers Greenhouse.
NEW! Handprint Snowman Ornament
Ages 2+
Su   Dec 22   |   2-2:30pm
$15  (#20068)

Create an ornament that looks like snowmen from your kids own hand print. Add an air plant and now it's a living ornament! This is a perfect fun little gift for your kids to give away for Christmas. Held at Heinz Brothers Greenhouse.
Click on code #s to register.
Broadway Jr. Workshop - Matilda
Ages 8-12
W   Jan 8-Feb 26   |  4:20-5:20pm
$135  (#21115)

Explore the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. Students will explore characters and scenes and perform songs from a wide range of character types. We will focus on acting, singing and dancing, while building on performance skills. Held at Marquee Youth Stage.

Acting in Performance
Ages 9-14
M    Jan 6-Feb 24  |  4:20-5:20pm
$135  (#21132)

Recommended for new or beginning acting students who want to participate in the next play or musical. Learn the fundamentals of acting through sensory, observation and relaxation exercises and games. Beginning actors will learn and practice good habits of basic stage movement. Blocking and body work in order to learn to move and act with purpose. This class provides actors with the groundwork to take the stage with confidence and ends with a mini showcase on the last day of class. Held at Marquee Youth Stage.

Broadway Kids Workshop - Seussical
Ages 5-8
Tu   Jan 7-Feb 25  |  4:30-5:30pm
$135  (#21116)

Oh the things you can think when you explore scenes and songs from the fantastical world of Seuss! Students will focus on acting, singing, dancing and building on performance skills. Held at Marquee Youth Stage.
Willy Wonka Jr.
Ages 5-14
Jan 31-Apr 19
$245    (#21134)
The adventures of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory light up the stage in the captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantastical tale. Featuring new songs, this play is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth. Simple set and costumes, this play is a snap to produce and an audience-pleaser for all! Held at Marquee Youth Stage.
Auditions- (attend one) Jan 31, 5:30-8:30pm or
Feb 1, 9am-12pm

Tu/Th, 5:30-7:30pm &
Sa 9:30am-12pm

Tech Week-
Apr 13-16, 5:30-8:30pm

Apr 17: 7:30pm  |  Apr 18: 4pm & 7pm
Apr 19: 4pm
Click on code #s to register.
Winter Break Dance Camp
Ages 6-12
Poms: Th   Jan 2  |  9am-12pm  (#20677)
Hip Hop: F   Jan 3  |  9am-12pm  (#20676)
RES $20/NR $30

Rock out and learn some great new dance moves! Learn a variety of dance moves and technique in hip hop, poms, and jazz. Make a dance-themed craft and play dancing games. Your happy feet will keep moving to lots of fast-paced upbeat music.
Mini Dance Camps
Learn a variety of dance moves, develop motor skills and let your imagination soar. Make a princess-themed craft during camp while your feet keep moving to fun music. Bring a healthy snack, and feel free to dress like your favorite princess! We will perform a dance for our caregivers at the end of class!
Princess Mini Dance Camp
Ages 3-5
F   Jan 3  |  10am-12pm
RES $18/$NR $27  (#20673)
Mini Dance Camp
Ages 6-8
F   Jan 3  |  2-4pm
RES $18/$NR $27  (#20674)
Click on code #s to register.
All programs below are held at Sportsplex, 1400 Foundry Street , St. Charles.
All programs below are held at Primrose Farm, 5N726 Crane Road, St. Charles.
All nature programs below are held at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, 3795 Campton Hills Road, St. Charles.
Fitness for the Whole Family!