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


Wednesday, January 1 
 
Start the year off right-with some fresh air and exercise! Dress for the weather.

Family Fun Hike: Ages 2+  |  9:30-10:30am  (#20621) 
Enjoy a casually paced winter hike on the trails. After, refuel at the nature center with light breakfast treats. Hike will be on uneven ground and will not be stroller friendly.
 
Fresh Start Hike: Ages 12+  |  9-10am  ( #20612
Join in a fitness paced hike along the scenic trails and end with a light and healthy breakfast snack. Hike will be on trails with moderate terrain.
 
RES $5/NR $8 per person/per hike
Hickory Knolls Discovery Center  
 
Click on code #s to register.  
Saturday, January 11 
5:30-8pm

Ages 6-13
RES $22/NR $33  (#21123)  

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.
 
Click on code # to register.    

Thursday-Friday, January 2-3
9am-12pm each day 

Ages 6-12
RES $20/NR $30 per class 
 
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 during camp while your happy feet keep moving to fast-paced & fun music. Please bring a healthy snack and water bottle to camp.

Poms: Thursday, January 2  (#20677)
Hip Hop: Friday, January 3  (#20676
 
Click on code # to register. 

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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Young Rembrandts Drawing Workshop
Ages 6-12
Sa     Jan 11-Feb 1 | 2-3pm (#21135)
Sa     Feb 8-Feb 29 | 2-3pm (#21136)
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   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+
 
Bunches of Srunchies
Th     Jan 16   |  6:30-7:30pm
RES $21/NR $32 per class  (#20632
 
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!
 
 
Click on code #s to register.
Cheer & Pom
Ages 4-10
M     Jan 20-Feb 17  |  6-6:45pm      
RES $80/NR $120   (#21119)
 
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 5-12
Th     Jan 23  |  6:45-7:40pm            
RES $20/NR $30  (#21128)
 
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. Participants receive a take-home magic kit. Brand new tricks each season! Held at Batavia Park District East Side Community Center.
 
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.
 
 
Exploring Acting Fundamentals
Ages 5-8
W     Jan 8-Feb 26 | 4:30-5:30pm 
$135  (#21131)
 
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. 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.
Seussical Jr.
Ages 6-18
Jan 10-Mar 8
$250  (#21133)
 
Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos. Held at Marquee Youth Stage.

Auditions-
(attend one) Jan 10, 5:30-8:30pm or
Jan 11, 5:30-8:30pm

Rehearsals-
Every M/W, 5:30-8:30pm & Sa 1-4pm

Tech Week:
Mar 2-5, 5:30-8:30pm

Shows-
Mar 6, 7:30pm  |  Mar 7, 4pm & 7:30pm
Mar 8, 4pm

 
 
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

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

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

Shows-
Apr 17: 7:30pm  |  Apr 18: 4pm & 7pm
Apr 19: 4pm
 
 
Click on code #s to register.
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.

Floor Hockey League
Ages 6-9
Sa     Jan 11-Mar 21*  |  9:50am-1:10pm  (#20930)
Ages 9-12
Sa     Jan 11-Mar 21*  |  1:20pm-3:30pm  (#20931)
$126
 
This super-fun and instructional league will teach children the game of hockey before the skates go on with emphasis on teamwork and having fun. This league is great for beginners and for all-stars who want to sharpen their skills. Players will only play for one hour within the designated time slot. All games will be held at the same time each week. Each child will receive a team jersey and trophy. Held at Geneva Park District - Western Avenue School. 
*No league Mar 7
 
 
Basketball 101
Ages 7-8
M     Jan 6-Feb 10  |  5:15-6pm  (#20796)
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.
 
 
Kindergarten Basketball League
Ages 5-6
Tu     Jan 14-Mar 24*  |  4:15-5:45pm            
$120 (#20875)

Focusing on individual skills and team play, each session begins with speed and agility drills that will enhance a player's ability to get up and down the court quickly, generate rapid change of direction and creates explosion to the basket. Players will practice ball handling, proper shooting technique, foot work and defensive/offensive strategies. Players will only play for one hour within the designated time slot. Small-sided competitions and game play will enable each player to focus and work on learned skills. Bring a water bottle. Held at Geneva Park District Persinger Rec Center.
*No League Feb 18
 

Basketball League for First Graders
Ages 6-7
Tu     Jan 14-Mar 24*  |  6-8:05pm
$126  (#20917)

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. Players will only play for one hour within the designated time slot. Held at Geneva Park District Mill Creek School.
*No league Feb 18
 
 
Soccer Skills 101
Ages 7-10
W     Jan 8-Feb 12  |  5:15-6pm  (#20804)
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     Jan 6-Feb 10  |  6-7pm  (#20798)
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.
Girls Basketball League
Ages 6-8
Tu     Jan 14-Mar 24*  |  6-8:05pm
$126  (#20932
 
 
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. Players will only play for one hour within the designated time slot. Instruction skills include dribbling, passing, shooting, footwork, defense, offense and game rules. Held at Geneva Park District Mill Creek School.
*No league Feb 18
 
 
 
Arena Flag Football League
Ages 7-10
M      Jan 13-Mar 23*  |  5:15-7:45pm
$120  (#20916
 
Designed to teach and enhance the skills of future star athletes while making it fun and eliminating the intense win-at-all-cost attitude! Play all positions to truly learn the game from different angles. There will be MINIMAL CONTACT and NO TACKLING during games. Learn the sport in a safe environment before tackle football is an option. Games played 6v6. Players will only play for one hour within the designated time slot. Held at Geneva Park District Persinger Rec Center. 
*No leagueJan 20 & Feb 17
 
 
Little Tigers Taekwondo
Ages 5-9
Sa     Jan 11-Apr 11  |  9-9:45am
$120  (#20859
 
The perfect blend of fun and learning! Increase attention span, build confidence, improve hand-eye coordination and motor skills, and develop sharing and social skills. Classes become more challenging as each child demonstrates the readiness to accept more complex skills. These fast-paced and fun-filled classes serve as a strong foundation in all aspects of life. Held at Geneva Park District Persinger Rec Center. 

 
Family Taekwondo
Ages 5+
Sa     Jan 11-Apr 11  |  10-11am               
$120 (#20858)

Grand Master Cho and his instructors focus on providing you with the highest quality martial arts instruction empowering students with valuable skills for daily life and contributing to a safe and peaceful community. Taekwondo builds confidence, self-esteem, self-discipline, respect, concentration and courtesy. Learn these martial art basics in a safe and professional environment. Uniforms and testing optional. For questions, call 630-513-5433. Held at Geneva Park District Persinger Rec Center.
  
 
Boxing
Ages 7-14
TuTh     Jan 7-30  |  4:30-5:30pm  (#21268)
TuTh     Feb 4-27  |  4:30-5:30pm  (#21269)
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.
 
 
Fencing
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.

Fencing
Tu     Jan 7-Feb 11  |  6-7pm   (#20788)
RES $52/NR $78

Fencing Club
Tu     Jan 7-Feb 11  |  7-8:30pm  (#20790)
RES $52/NR $78
 
Click on code #s to register.
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.
Scouting Out Evening Explorer 
Ages 5-12  

Marshmallow Madness
Use simple machines to launch marshmallows!
Th     Jan 16  |  6:30-7:30pm
RES $10/NR $15  (#19883)
 
Leaders can register more than one child. Adults are free and at least one adult must accompany scouts for the program.

 
Winter Bird Count for KIDS!
Ages 8-12
Sa     Jan 25  |  9:30-11:30am
Free  (#20640)

Join Hickory Knolls Discovery Center naturalists and birding experts from Kane County Audubon for our annual winter bird count for KIDS! Learn about birds and their migration patterns before we head out into the woods in search of our feathered friends. We will provide binoculars for use during the program, or feel free to bring your own. Advance registration is required.
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.
 
Girl Scout Overnight
FSa     Jan 31-Feb 1    |   6pm-8am  (#21153)

Cub Scout Overnight
FSa     Mar 13-14   |   6pm-8am  (#21152)  
 


Click on code #s to register.