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.

Saturdays, March 2 & 9 

Ages 3+
RES $20/NR $30 per person
March 2 - Full |  March 9: #17850 - Space Available!
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. 

Click on code # to register. 
Early Bird Pool Passes  
Get ready for a SPLASHtastic Summer!
Season passes for all aquatic facilities are ON SALE NOW! Early Bird Rates until April 30. Have your pass in hand when Otter Cove Aquatic Park or Swanson Pool open. Season passes are available for purchase online or at PCC during normal facility hours. Facility rentals are available too.

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Saturday, March 16  | 5:30-8pm

Ages 6-13
RES $22/NR $33  (#17955)  

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.  
SciTech Museum
Tuesday, March 26
Fee: $65
Color Me Mine & Chuck E. Cheese
Wednesday, March 27
Fee: $75
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. )
Kids After School Painting
Ages 7-12
W     Mar 6-27  |  4-6pm  (#17694)
W     Apr 3-24  |  4-6pm  (#18465)

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.   
Kids 1-Day Spring Break Workshops
Ages 5-12
Tu     Mar 26  |  9am-3pm  (#17702)
Th     Mar 28  |  9am-3pm  (#18021)
RES $51/NR $77

Learn all the techniques for creating a beautiful masterpiece using acrylic paints on a canvas board. Supplies included. Bring a sack lunch and 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)

Click on code #s to register. 
Exploring Acting Fundamentals
Ages 4-10
Tu     Apr 2-May 21  |  4:30-5:30pm    
$135  (#18879)

Explore acting fundamentals through Disney Pixar's Inside Out. Great for new or beginning acting students! We cover the fundamentals of acting through sensory, observation and relaxation exercises and games. Beginning actors will practice good habits of basic stage movement, blocking, and body work in order to learn to move and act with purpose. This class culminates with a fun mini showcase on the last day of class. Held at Marquee Youth Stage.
Characters In Action: Acting in Performance
Ages 9-13
W     Apr 3-May 22  |  4:30-5:30pm    
$135  (#18880)

We focus on meeting the needs of each actor, and working to get to the next level of performing for an audience. Through observation and application of techniques, we will work on setting goals and finding and fixing performance gaps through individualized coaching on techniques and methods for performance. The second half hour will focus on extension of the craft by digging deeper into character work, objectives, relationships, and putting the words to action to develop a scene or monologue that engages the audience into the world of the character. This class concludes with a monologue showcase on the last day of class. Held at Marquee Youth Stage.
Private Acting Lessons
Ages 10-17
M or F   Apr 1-May 24  |  4:30-8:30pm    
$180  (#19206)

Designed to build on the individual goals of each student, this private acting class will help each actor develop his/her technique, find and fix performance gaps, and develop healthy habits in voice and body work. Each lesson is one hour in length on either Mondays or Fridays between 4:30-8:30pm. Following registration, please contact Steve Gard at 630-513-4391 to finalize your time slot. Held at Marquee Youth Stage.


Click on code #s to register. 
T-Ball League 
Ages 5-7
F     Apr 5-May 17   |  4:45-6:45pm   
RES $108/NR $158  (#19166)

Play every position to learn about the whole game. Focus on catching, fielding, throwing, batting and base running. Participants receive a hat, t-shirt and trophy. Bring a glove. Held at Sportsplex.

Developmental Soccer League 
Sa     Apr 6-May 18  |  2:20-3:30pm    
Ages 6-7:  (#18546)
Ages 8-9:  (#18547)

RES $100/NR $150

Designed to improve a player's ability to dribble and move or pass the soccer ball in a team environment. Fee includes t-shirt and trophy. Bring soccer cleats, soccer ball size 4, shin guards and a water bottle. Held at East Side Sports Complex. 
Hockey - Level 1
Ages 3-17
Th     Mar 7-May 9*  |  6:30-7pm  (#18821)
Sa     Mar 9-May 11*  |  10:40-11:10am  (#18822)

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 & 27 and May 2 & 4

Ice Skating - Basic 1
Ages 6-17
Th     Mar 7-May 9*  |  6:30-7pm  (#18823)
Sa     Mar 9-May 11*  |  10:40-11:10am  (#18824)

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 & 27 and May 2 & 4

For ALL Skate School Programs
Mittens or gloves and bike helmet are recommended. Skate rental is $3/class or $20 for a 10-punch skate rental card. You may bring your own skates. Missed classes can be made up anytime within the session depending on class availability. All classes include a Free Skate on the day of your lesson:
TuTh      6:10-6:30pm
Sa         10:20-10:40am

HOW TO REGISTER for Skate School Programs
  1. Register with payment at
    For details, call 630-513-4391.


  2. Register with $20 annual skills fee, valid
    Jul 1-Jun 30, at For assistance,
    call 630-538-2195.

Speed and Agility
Ages 6-7
Th      Apr 4-May 23  |  5:15-6:15pm  (#18529)
Ages 8-10
Th      Apr 4-May 23  |  6:15-7:15pm  (#18530)
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 and Field
Ages 6-10
Th     Apr 4-May 23  |  4:15-5:15pm  (#18541)

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. Wear running shoes. Held at Geneva Park District Persinger Rec Center.

Flag Football League
Ages 6-8
Sa     Apr 6-May 18  |  1-4pm (#18814)
Ages 8-10
Sa     Apr 6-May 18  |  1-4pm (#18816)
Ages 10-12
Sa     Apr 6-May 18  |  1-4pm (#18829)
RES $108/NR $158

Each participant will be evaluated on the first day in order to form balanced teams. All Star Sports Instruction will provide the head coaches, if parents would like to help out, please notify staff on the first day of practice. Games will be played in a format that gives each player a chance to play the line, be a receiver and play backfield. Held at Sportsplex.

Floor Hockey Skills
Ages 7-11
Th     Apr 4-May 23  |  6-7pm
$86  (#19082)

Learn the proper mechanics of stick handling, puck control, passing and shooting while you get a great workout from the speed and agility drills. Focus on balance and stamina while working on game knowledge and mechanics. Review offensive and defensive strategies. Teamwork, good sportsmanship and rules will be emphasized. Bring a water bottle, shin guards, bike helmet and any type of gloves to cover fingers. Held at Geneva Park District Persinger Rec Center.

Fencing & Fencing Club
Ages 7+
Tu     Apr 2-May 7  |  6-7pm  (#18691)
Fencing Club
Tu     Apr 2-May 7  |  7-8:30pm  (#18693)
RES $62/NR $93

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. Beginners meet from 6-7pm. Club members meet from 7-8:30pm. Held at Baker Community Center.
Click on code #s to register.
All nature programs below are held at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, 3795 Campton Hills Road, St. Charles.
On the Move with Frogs & Salamanders
Ages 8+
Sa      Mar 9  |  10:30am-12pm              
RES $5/NR $8  (#18252)

After a long winter, who's ready to get outside and get moving? We are! And so are our local frogs, toads and salamanders. Meet Hickory Knolls' resident amphibians and then embark on an invigorating hike to a wetland to see why these animals are out and about so early in the season. Ages 8-15 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Lego™ Bird Builders
Ages 6-12
Su      Apr 7  |  1:30-2:30pm      
RES $20/NR $30   (#18347)

It's wild in here! This class is sure to delight kids who love creatures. We'll be building a model of a bird and designing a habitat using natural materials to fit its needs. Learn fascinating facts about the animal we build. Kids will love these make and take creations.
Click on code #s to register.