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Saturday, January 5  |  12-4pm

All Ages   
RES $5/NR $8 per person (#16833)
Primrose Farm, St. Charles  
 
Escape the house and venture out into an agricultural winter wonderland! Greet the animal residents, help with livestock chores, or warm your hands over a bonfire barrel. Stop in the candlelit summer kitchen for refreshments, music and a craft. Tractor-drawn wagon rides will be available on the half hour for an additional $2 per person (cash only). Advanced registration required.

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Saturday, January 26
5:30-8pm

Ages 6-13
RES $22/NR $33  (#17954)  

Battle it out with NERF! The community center will be transformed into a battleground of fun. Participants must provide their own NERF guns and protective eyewear; darts will be provided. Label your belongings. Compete in games including Capture the Flag, Team Elimination and Free-for-All. Pizza, drinks and supervision provided.
 
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Sunday, January 6  |  1-4pm

All Ages 
FREE
Sportsplex, 1400 Foundry Street, St. Charles  
 
St. Charles offers many different opportunities for sport enthusiasts of all ages. Local sports organizations will be on site to share program details, answer questions and more!
  • Sports Groups
  • Family-Friendly Vendors
  • Free Inflatables Fun
  • Open to the Public
  • Prize Drawings & Giveaways
  • Light Refreshments
  • Tour Opportunities
Epic Air & Buffalo Wild Wings
Thursday, Jan 3
9am-2pm
Fee: $75
(#18075)
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     Jan 12-Feb 16  |   9-11am  (#17695)
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     Feb 6-27  |  4-6pm  (#17693)
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!
 
Snowman Softie Buddy
Tu     Jan 29  |  6:30-7:30pm  (#17678)

Tooth Fairy Pillow
Tu     Jan 29  |  7:30-8:30pm  (#18016)


   
 
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Broadway Minis Workshop
Maui, Moana, & Friends
Ages 4-6
Th    Jan 10-Feb 28  |  4-5pm
$135  (#17997)

Sing, dance, and act out scenes and songs from Disney's Moana! Students will learn theatre games and acting exercises that will give them a foundation for playing for an audience. Family and friends are invited to a showcase on the last day of class. Held at Marquee Youth Stage.
 

Broadway Kids Workshop 
Follow the Yellow Brick Road
Ages 5-8
Tu    Jan 8-Feb 26  |  4-5pm
$135   (#17947)

Sing, dance and act your way down the yellow brick road to Oz with Dorothy, Scarecrow, Lion, Tin Man and friends. Students will explore and perform the world of Oz through the lens of their character. We will focus on acting, singing, dancing and building on performance skills. Family and friends are invited to a showcase on the last day of class. Held at Marquee Youth Stage.

 
Broadway Jr. Workshop 
Disney's Sidekicks
Ages 8-11
W   Jan 9-Feb 27 | 4-5pm
$135  (#17946)

Play some of your favorite Disney sidekicks as you sing, dance and act your way through songs and scenes from your favorite Disney movies. 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. Family and friends are invited to a showcase on the last day of class.
Held at Marquee Youth Stage.
Under the Big Top
Ages 4-12
$235  (#18000) 

Rehearsals:
Begin Jan 15,  Tu, 6:15-7:30pm  |   Sa, 9am-12pm

Tech Week
:
Feb 17, 1pm-4:30pm  |  Feb 18-21, 5-7pm

Shows
:
Feb 22, 7pm  |  Feb 23, 4 & 7pm  |  Feb 24, 4pm
at Marquee Youth Stage

Come one! Come all! Step right up! Watch the greatest stories on Earth come alive under the big top! It's a circus full of laughter and lively storytelling as the ringmaster and players perform a variety of well-known tales such as 'The Bremen Town Musicians,' The Billy Goats Gruff, 'The Lion and the Mouse,' Monkey See, Monkey Do and 'The Magic Fish.' Launch the show with a core of 14 actors who double and triple roles, or enhance the lively circus theme with a full cast of characters, including a troupe of clowns and any other fun performers you want to highlight! With its delightful humor, extremely flexible cast, and simple set and costumes, this play is a snap to produce and an audience-pleaser for all! Everyone that registers will be cast during the first week of rehearsals.
    
 


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Cheer and Pom
Ages 4-10
M     Jan 28-Mar 4  |  7-7:45pm       
RES $80/NR $120  (#17957)

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.
Kids in The Kitchen
Ages 5-8
Sa     Feb 2  |  10:30-11:30am  (#18001)
 
Ages 9-12
Sa     Feb 2  |  12-1pm  (#18002)
RES $22/NR $33

Children tend to want to help Mommy/Daddy in the kitchen, but we as parents aren't quite sure how to introduce them. Chef Che will assist the students on how to move about the kitchen safely, measure ingredients, wash vegetables, set the table, etc.

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Girls Basketball League
Ages 6-8
Tu    Jan 8-Mar 12  | 6-8:05pm
$126    (#17777)

Players have a positive experience as this non-competitive approach enables all children to play without the pressure of winning or losing. Teamwork and sportsmanship are emphasized while practicing and playing games. Instruction skills include dribbling, passing, shooting, footwork, defense, offense and game rules. Held at Geneva Park District Persinger Rec Center.
 

Basketball League
Ages 8-9
M    Jan 7-Mar 18*  |  5-6:10pm
RES $126/NR $176   (#17769)

Players have a positive experience as this non-competitive approach enables all children to play without the pressure of winning or losing. Teamwork and sportsmanship are emphasized while practicing and playing games. Instruction skills include dribbling, passing, shooting, footwork, defense, offense and game rules.
*No class Feb 8
 
 
Tae Kwon Do
Ages 6+
TuTh     Jan 15-Feb 12  |  6-7pm  (#18069)
TuTh     Feb 19-Mar 14  |  6-7pm  (#18070)
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     Jan 10-Feb 7  |  6-7pm  (#17900)
Th     Feb 21-Mar 21  |  6-7pm  (#17904)
$55

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     Jan 10-Feb 7  |  5-6pm  (#17901)
Th     Feb 21-Mar 21  |  5-6pm  (#17905)
$55

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.

 
Horsemanship for Youth
Ages 9-16 
Sa     Jan 26-Mar 2  |  1:30-2:30pm 
$172  (#17801)

Immerse yourself in the equestrian world with beginning riding lessons. Gain experience in horse handling, grooming and tacking. Lessons will be held in a heated indoor arena during inclement weather. Held at Dunham Woods Farm.
 
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All nature programs below are held at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, 3795 Campton Hills Road, St. Charles.
Beasts at Bedtime
All Ages
Th     Jan 24  |  6:30-7:15pm
FREE but please register  (#17895)

Story time at the library makes STEAM come alive when the animals make the story selection! Meet at the St. Charles Public Library for this engaging story time that will be followed with some hands- on animal adventures. Held at the St. Charles Public Library.

 
Winter Bird Count for KIDS!
Ages 8-12
Sa     Jan 5  |  9-11am             
FREE but please register  (#17572)

Join Hickory Knolls Discovery Center naturalists and Kane County Audubon bird experts to learn about birds and their migration patterns. Venture out into the woods in search of feathered friends. Binoculars will be provided for to use during
the event.
Ages 6-12
F     Feb 15  |  5-9:30pm
RES $20/NR $30  (#17555)

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.
   
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All programs below are held at Sportsplex, 1400 Foundry Street, St. Charles.
Soccer Camp
Ages 5-7
W-F      Jan 2-4  |  9am-12pm
RES $75/NR $114   (#17870)

Ages 7-10
W-F     Jan 2-4  |  12:30-3:30pm
RES $75/NR $114   (#17871)

Based on the U.S. Soccer National Youth Module, this program is designed to improve a player's ability to dribble and move or pass the soccer ball in a team environment. Bring gym shoes, soccer ball size 4, shin guards and a water bottle. Held at Sportsplex.
Soccer Prep
Ages 5-8
F    Jan 11-Feb 15  |  6:15-7pm
RES $115/NR $165   (#18095)

Keeping soccer simple is the best way to learn to love the game! Coaches will integrate special teaching elements with bubbles, parachutes, rings, colorful dots, beach balls and cones to help children learn the sport and have fun! Players will build their confidence as skills develop. All skill levels welcome. Held at Sportsplex. 
 
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