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, February 1 
RES $22/NR $33 per person (#20573)
Get all gussied up in your favorite 20's ritzy, glitzy attire for a swinging good time!
Come as a flapper or just as you are. Dress as a gangster or silent screen star. It's going to be fun no matter the dress. Just bring yourself and party with the best! 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. Advance registration required
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Unique classes for  
little gardeners!
Valentine's Day Plant
Ages 4+ 
Su     Feb 9  |  3-4pm          
$12  (#20692)

Paint a clay pot and plant flowers for a great Valentines Day gift from the heart. Then, make your own card and finish with a bow! Held at Heinz Brothers Greenhouse.
Fairy Garden 101
Ages 5+
F     Feb 28  |  1-2pm  (#20693)
Sa   Mar 7  |  10-11am  (#20694)

How dreary the world would be if there were no fairies. Upgrade your backyard by planting your own fairy garden with the help of garden experts. Each participant will receive a pot, soil moss and stones, choice of three fairy garden accessories and three plants to create their own garden. Held at Heinz Brothers Greenhouse.

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Monday, February 17
U8-14 & HS 
$150 per team


Play three competitive games with two 12-minute halves. Registration for teams of 5 players. Games will be scheduled either for a morning block or an afternoon block. Ages and gender may be combined based on numbers.


U8- #21242 U12- #21239
U9- #21243 U13- #21240
U10- #21237 U14- #21241
U11- #21238 HS- #21236


Shedd Aquarium
Ages 5-12
F     Feb 28 | 9am-5pm
$85 / 5-day Baker participant $41 (#20725)

Before & After Care Available: 6:30am-6pm
$15/person (#20726)
Have you ever wondered how the ocean looks through a fishes eyes? Explore the Shedd Aquarium's Wild Reef and Oceanarium. Bring a sack lunch and wear closed toe shoes. Trip departs from and returns to Pottawatomie Community Center.
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Young Rembrandts Drawing Workshop
Ages 6-12
Sa     Feb 8-Feb 29  |  2-3pm (#21136)
Sa     Mar 7-Mar 28  |  2-3pm  (#21137
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.
Cartooning & Character Design
Ages 7-12
Sa  Feb 22-Mar 28   |  9-11am
$120  (#21074)

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+
Valentine Buddy 
Tu     Feb 11   |  6:30-7:30pm (#20634
18" Doll Clothes 
  Th     Mar 5   |  6:30-7:30pm   (#20635) 
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!
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Horseback Riding
Ages 6+
Sa     Feb 8-Mar 14  |  3-4pm  (#21112)
Tu     Feb 11-Mar 17  |  5-6pm  (#21111)
F       Feb 14-Mar 20  |  5-6pm  (#21113)

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 provided. Held at Tower Hill Stables.
Western Horseback Riding
Ages 6+
W     Feb 12-Mar 18  |  5:30-6:30pm              
$146  (#21127)

Learn the enjoyment and skill of western horseback riding. Instruction of riding, grooming, tacking, history of western style, halter and leading skills. Using well-trained horses and enthusiastic instructors, participants will engage in opportunities for riding practice and all that encompasses this style. Held at Tower Hill Stables.
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Seasonal Dance
Sessions are shorter and provide young dancers the opportunity to try different disciplines of dance before
making the commitment to the Dance Recital program. Parent observation will be held during the last class.
Required Attire: All dancers should have hair up (out of face). Hip Hop classes may wear athletic wear and clean athletic shoes. All other classes should wear a leotard and tights with pink or black ballet
shoes. Boys may wear athletic wear with appropriate dance shoes; black shoes for ballet.

Creative Movement - Introduction to body awareness and dance concepts using your own creativity, props and music. 
Tip Toes & Me - This is a parent/child class. Introduction to creative movement, music, props and peers.
Lil' Hip Hop - Learn high-energy, age-appropriate moves set to today's popular upbeat music.
A Little Ballet - Introduction to ballet positions, steps, coordination, musicality and rhythm while using creative imagery to inspire young minds and bodies.

Basketball 101
Ages 7-8
M     Feb 17-Mar 23  |  5:15-6pm  (#20797)
RES $75/NR $112
Learn the early skills of basketball! Players will learn how to shoot, dribble, pass, along with the basic rules of the game. All instruction is game/drill oriented with mini games and scrimmages played every week. This class if for the basketball beginner looking to understand the game, learn new skills and have fun! Please bring a water bottle to class.
Soccer Skills 101
Ages 7-10
W     Feb 19-Mar 25  |  5:15-6pm  (#20805)
RES $75/NR $112

Players are introduced to the fundamentals of soccer tactics such as passing the ball, offensive moves, defensive moves, keeping/controlling the ball and taking the ball away from the opposing team. Players learn to score and prevent goals. Physical endurance and fitness are emphasized while touching the ball. At this age, the focus starts to change from simple games to organized, tactical, competitive games.

GameTime Basketball
Ages 9-12
M     Feb 17-Mar 23  |  6-7pm  (#20799)
RES $75/NR $112

One of the best ways to develop your basketball skills is through game play, and in Game Time you do just that. Each week, basketball players are challenged through various games including 1-on-1, 3-on-3, and 5-on-5. Coaches referee and guide the class to enhance the players understanding of the game.
Ages 7-14
TuTh     Feb 4-27  |  4:30-5:30pm  (#21269)
TuTh     Mar 3-26  |  4:30-5:30pm  (#21270) 
RES $80/NR $120

Learn basic skills including stance, guard, movement, jab, cross and hook with an emphasis on cardio calisthenics, shadow boxing, bag work, partner drills, pad work and core strengthening exercises. Learn self-defense tools and gain self-confidence while keeping physically fit. *Meet at 1920 Dean Street.
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. Held at Baker Community Center.

Tu     Feb 18-Mar 24  |  6-7pm   (#20789)
RES $52/NR $78

Fencing Club
Tu     Feb 18-Mar 24  |  7-8:30pm  (#20791)
RES $52/NR $78
Hockey - Level 1
Ages 6-8
Th     Mar 5-May 7*  |  6:30-7pm  (#21101)
Sa     Mar 7-May 7*  |  10:40-11:10am  (#21100)
Learn the fundamentals of hockey skating - maneuvering faster, becoming more agile, using proper sports skating techniques and developing successful game situations. Required equipment: hockey skates, gloves and certified hockey helmet (ice approved). Pucks will not be used. Held at Fox Valley Ice Arena.
*No class Apr 25 & May 2

Ice Skating - Level 1
Ages 6-17
Th     Mar 5-May 7* | 6:30-7pm (#21104)
Sa     Mar 7-May 9* | 10:40-11:10am (#21105)
Learn the basics of figure skating, both forward and back movements, and balance techniques. Practice falling and getting up, marching, foot glides, forward swizzles, backward wiggles and beginning snowplow stops. Progress to one-foot glides, two-foot turns, forward slaloms and beginning two-foot spins. Held at Fox Valley Ice Arena.
*No class Apr 25 & May 2
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All programs below are held at Sportsplex, 1400 Foundry Street , St. Charles.
All nature programs below are held at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, 3795 Campton Hills Road, St. Charles.
NEW! Happy Trees Family Painting Class
Ages 2+
F     Feb 7  |  6:30-7:30pm
RES $25/NR $38   (#20950)

Everyone can find the joy in this painting class when we allow nature to inspire us! Create a family forest painting on a large canvas that will fit all ages and skill levels. Gather the gang for some non-screen time fun as you make this creative keepsake. One canvas per family registration.
Great Backyard Bird Count
All Ages
Su     Feb 16  |  1-4pm        
Free but please register (#20956)

A fun and easy event that engages birdwatchers to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. Count the birds at the Hickory Knolls feeders along with members of Kane County Audubon. All GBBC results will be submitted to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology for entry into a national database.
Scout Overnight
Ages 5-12
RES $30/NR $45 per scout

Don't let the cold weather keep you cooped up inside! Enjoy the luxury of being able to sleep inside while still getting to head out for an evening adventure. Participate in indoor animal activities and bring your winter gear for an evening hike. Dinner and a light breakfast provided. Participants need to bring sleeping bags. Leaders may accompany multiple kids from one den. Leaders and adults must register. Individual scouts must be accompanied by a registered adult.
Cub Scout Overnight
FSa     Mar 13-14   |   6pm-8am  (#21152)  

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