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Community Unit School District #303 students in grades K-5. For more information, call 630-513-6200.

Friday, February 15
5-9:30pm

Ages 6-12    
RES $20/NR $30 per person (#17555)
Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, St. Charles  
 
Let your kids enjoy an evening of camp-themed activities while you enjoy an evening out! Crafts, critter visits and a pizza dinner will keep your little ones entertained as they have some 'summer fun' in the middle of winter. Advanced registration required. 

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Make the Daddy & Daughter evening even more memorable with these special programs!
Daddy & Daughter Keepsake
Ages 3-12
Th    Feb 21  |  4-5pm       
RES $13/NR $20  (#18084)

For all young ladies attending this year's Daddy & Daughter Dance! Make a decorative memento for your big night out! Create a special invitation for your dad, too.
 

Daddy Daughter Corsages
Ages 3-12
Sa    Mar 2
Sa    Mar 9
$15  (#17846)

Dads...preorder your daughter's corsage, made of carnations
and spray roses, for your special evening. Choose either a pink
or white corsage. Pick your corsage up at PCC before you enter the dance.  
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Saturdays, March 2 & 9 
6:30-8:30pm 

Ages 3+
RES $20/NR $30 per person
(Mar 2: #17849  |  Mar 9: #17850)
Pottawatomie Community Center, St. Charles  
 
We're rolling out the red carpet for a night filled with all-access glitz and glamour! It's time for some REEL fun. Reserve your seats for an all access pass! Enjoy a night filled with entertainment, dancing, refreshments and fun. Participants must be accompanied by a registered adult. One adult may accompany multiple children from the  same household. Come at 6:15pm to avoid the long picture lines. Advance registration required. 

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SciTech Museum
Tuesday, March 26
10am-4pm
Fee: $65
#17843
Color Me Mine & Chuck E. Cheese
Wednesday, March 27
9am-5pm
Fee: $75
#17844
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. )
Cartooning & Character Design
Ages 7-12
Sa     Feb 23-Mar 30  |  9-11am  (#17696)
$120

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.
 

Kids After School Painting
Ages 7-12
W     Mar 6-27  |  4-6pm  (#17694)
$80

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. The use of brushes and palette knife will be practiced. Master composition, perspective and more. All supplies included. Bring a roll of paper towels. Held at Tony & Friends Art Studio.  
B eginner Sewing Workshops
Ages 7+
RES $21/NR $32 
 
Learn sewing machine basics as you create a simple project using newly-acquired knowledge of sewing, seams and finishing techniques. All supplies and sewing machines provided. See below for the list of unique projects to explore your creativity. Sign up for one or all!
 
Cozy Pillowcase
Tu     Mar 19  |  7:30-8:30pm  (#15514)
 

  

 
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Tennis
Red Ball 1   Ages 4-6
Through a series of fun games and activities, you will explore basic movements and positioning including catching, throwing, hitting, forehand and backhand groundstrokes and the "drop-hit" serve. Scoring will also be introduced.
Sa   Feb 16-Mar 23   |  12-1pm  (#17975)
Th   Feb 21-Mar 28  |  4:15-5pm  (#17976)
RES $52/NR $78  

Red Ball 2   Ages 5-7
Players will develop agility, balance, basic movement patters, forehand and backhand groundstrokes, serves, return, volley, placement and rally skills.
Sa   Feb 16-Mar 23   |  1-2pm  (#17971)
Th   Feb 21-Mar 28  | 5-6pm  (#17972)
RES $69/NR $104

Orange Ball   Ages 8-10
Players will develop agility, coordination, dynamic balance, movement patterns, court positioning, scoring and reliable technique on forehand, backhand, serve and volleys.
Sa   Feb 16-Mar 23   |  2-3pm  (#17968)
Th   Feb 21-Mar 28  |  6-7pm  (#17966)
RES $69/NR $104      


Horseback Riding I
Ages 6+
Sa     Feb 9-Mar 16 | 3-4pm  (#17952)
Tu     Feb 12-Mar 19 | 5-6pm  (#17951)
$146

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 Hill Stables.
 

Horseback Riding II
Ages 6+
F      Feb 15-Mar 22 | 5-6pm              
$146  (#17953)

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 Hill Stables.
   
 
Tae Kwon Do
Ages 6+
TuTh     Feb 19-Mar 14  |  6-7pm  (#18070)
TuTh     Mar 19-Apr 11  |  6-7pm  (#18073
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.
Speed and Agility Skills
Ages 8-11
Th     Feb 21-Mar 21  |  6-7pm
$55   (#17904)

This is a class to help your child's speed and agility in their sport of preference. While participating in the program your child will be working to obtain that extra element to their game that will help them stand out as a player in the field or on the court. The focus will be on skills such as form, start and stop speeds, directional change, acceleration change and fun games to help improve overall skills. Wear running shoes. Held at Geneva Park District Persinger Rec Center.
     
 
Track Stars Skills
Ages 9-11
Th     Feb 21-Mar 21  |  5-6pm
$55  (#17905)

This program is centered on helping increase your child's speed and endurance while also bettering their running form. This program will cover sprinting, distance running, high jump, long jump and more. During class your child will learn form, train, and have fun while playing games to increase their speed and endurance. Wear running shoes. Held at Geneva Park District Persinger Rec Center.


Jr. Golf II
Ages 6-7
W     Feb 13-Mar 20 | 4-4:45pm        
RES $55/NR $83  (#17902)

Conditioning and drills will help to create a stable foundation to maintain balance throughout swing and improves core strength and mobility for increased club speed. Repetition and proper mechanics will be the focal point. Each session involves basic swing practice, understanding the importance of shot, club selection, golf etiquette and competition drills. Equipment provided; recommend bringing your own clubs and a water bottle.
 

Jr. Track Stars
Ages 6-7
Th     Feb 21-Mar 21 | 4:15-5pm        
$55  (#17903)

This program is centered on helping increase your child's speed and endurance while also bettering their running form. This program will cover sprinting, distance running, high jump, long jump and more. During class your child will learn form, train, and have fun while playing games to increase their speed and endurance. Wear running shoes. Held at Geneva Park District- Persinger Rec Center.
   
 
 
    
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All nature programs below are held at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, 3795 Campton Hills Road, St. Charles.
Great Backyard Bird Count
All Ages
Su     Feb 17  |  1-4pm
FREE but please register  (#17573)

The Great Backyard Bird Count is a free fun easy event that engages birdwatchers of all ages! Count the birds at the Hickory Knolls feeders along with members of Kane County Audubon. All GBBC results will be tallied and submitted to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology for entry into a national database.
Dr. Suess Indoor Campfire
All Ages
Th      Mar 7  |  6:30-7:15pm        
RES $5/NR $8  (#17560) 
 
Bring your snuggly stuffed animals and come dressed in your finest pj's! This indoor campfire will be filled with bedtime stories and sweet treats that even the pickiest 'Sam I Am' will enjoy. Our crazy critters are excited to get ready for bed with you! Adults are free.
     
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