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, November 2   
1-3pm

All Ages 
$5 per person (#20489)
Pottawatomie Park, 8 North Avenue
 
Wondering what to do with those leftover Halloween pumpkins? Head out to Pottawatomie Park to participate in The Great Pumpkin Bowl! Use the hill to roll pumpkins down towards giant bowling pins. Warm apple cider will be provided. Fundraiser for:
STC Underground Teen Center.

Ho! Ho! Ho! Add to the excitement of Christmas for your little one with a letter from the jolly guy himself, Santa Claus, straight form the North Pole. Here's how:
  1. Register your child for Letter from the North Pole
  2. Have your child write a letter to Santa Claus
  3. Parent complete Santa's Check List from the North Pole Form. Forms are available at stcparks.org and Baker Community Center and Pottawatomie Community Center
  4. Parent place your child's letter and Santa's Check List from the North Pole Form in a sealed envelope
  5. Beginning Nov 22, bring your child to the Pottawatomie Community Center to place their letter in Santa Claus' Mailbox or place the letter in the mail addressed to Santa Claus, Letter from the North Pole, St. Charles Park District, 8 North Ave., St. Charles, IL 60174. Include child letter along with Santa's Check List Form
Letters from North Pole Form
must be received between
Nov 22-Dec 9.
Santa's helpers at the St. Charles Park District will take care of the rest! Registration required.
 
All Ages
November 22-December 9
 
RES $3/NR $5 per letter  (#20157) 

Sunday, December 1  |  10-11:30am

Ages 2+  
RES $8/NR $12 per person (#19875)
Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, 3795 Campton Hills Rd.  
 
Watch Santa arrive pulled by his dashing huskies, then spend some time helping him get ready for his Big Day! 
  • Write a letter to Santa
  • Make an ornament
  • Have your picture taken with the Big Guy, himself!
  • Breakfast snacks included
Santa arrives at 10:15am!
 
Click on code # to register. 


Tuesday, December 10  |  9-10:30am

Ages 1+ 
RES $15/NR $23 per person (#20016)
Alexander's Cafe, 1650 W. Main Street, St. Charles 
 
Come have breakfast with the Jolly ole guy himself! Participants will enjoy breakfast buffet while Santa visits with each child. After breakfast each participant will get to make a special craft to take home. Participants must be accompanied by a registered parent. One parent may accompany multiple children from the same household. Advance registration required.
 
Click on code # to register.  

Windy City Ninja
Ages 5-12 
Tuesday, November 26  |  9am-2pm
$85
5-Day Baker Station Participant: $41
(#20352)
Before & After Care Available: 6:30am-6pm 
$15/person (#20477)  

Calling all ninjas! Climb, swing and jump to conquer obstacles and challenges of all varieties at Windy City Ninja. Pack a sack lunch and bring a clean pair of gym shoes. Additional waiver required at time of sign in. 
 
Round1 & STCU  
Ages 12-15
Wednesday, November 27  |  7am-6pm
$65  (#20474)

A morning full bowling, karaoke, billiards and arcade gaming at Round1 Bowling and Amusement in Bloomingdale. Lunch will be provided. Participants may walk around the Stratford Mall afterwards. The afternoon will be spent exploring and gaming at the STCU. Drop-off at PCC & pick up at the teen center.

Click code #s to register.



NEW! Young Rembrandts Drawing Workshop
Ages 6-12
Sa     Nov 2-23  |  2-3pm   (#19990)
Sa     Dec 7-28  |  2-3pm   (#19991
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.
Beginner Sewing Workshops
Ages 7+

Sew & Stuff a Turkey 
M     Nov 4  |  6:30-7:30pm  (#20063)
Dog Pillow 
M     Nov 4  |  7:30-8:30pm  (#19965)
Holiday Polar Bear
W      Dec 11  |  6:30-7:30pm   ( #20064)
Holiday Emoji 
W     Dec 11  |  7:30-8:30pm   (#20065)
 
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!
 
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.
Hip Hop Tumble - Combination of sports and tumbling skills with the upbeat, exciting world of hip hop.
Lil' Hip Hop - Learn high-energy, age-appropriate moves set to today's popular upbeat music.
NEW! A Little Ballet - Introduction to ballet positions, steps, coordination, musicality and rhythm while using creative imagery to inspire young minds and bodies.
Fall Session begins November 4. Click here to register!
Developmental Soccer League
Ages 6-7
M        Nov 4-Dec 16  | 6:30-7:30pm          
RES $95/NR $143   (#20567)
 
Ages 8-9
M        Nov 4-Dec 16  | 6:30-7:30pm           
RES $95/NR $143   (#20568)

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. Fee includes t-shirt and trophy. Bring soccer cleats, soccer ball size 4, shin guards and a water bottle. Held at Sportsplex.
 
 
Floor Hockey League
Ages 6-9
Sa     Nov 2-Dec 21*  | 9:50am-1:10pm  (#20424)
Ages 9-12
Sa     Nov 2-Dec 21*  |  1:20-3:30pm  (#20425)
$100

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. 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 class Nov 30 
 
 
Boxing
Ages 7-14
W     Nov 6-20  |  4-5pm   
RES $60/NR $90   (#20301)

Boys and girls are taught basic skills for boxing. Basic boxing fundamentals such as stance, guard, movement, jab, cross, and hook are taught. There is an emphasis on cardio calisthenics, shadow boxing, bag work, partner drills, pad work and core strengthening exercises. The class is designed to provide self-defense tools as well as a greater self-confidence while keeping them physically fit.
 
 
Little Yogis at Norris Rec Center 
Ages 5-7
M     Nov 4-Dec 16 | 4:30-5:25pm
Member $70 / Nonmember $105

Yoga can help children build confidence, body awareness and focus. Incorporating partner poses and cooperative Yoga games inspires positive peer interactions. Bring a mat to class. Held at Norris Recreation Center. Must register in person at
Norris Recreation Center or on norrisrec.org.
Basketball Skills Camp
Ages 6-8
MTuW   Nov 25-27 | 9-11:30am   (#20437)
Ages 9-12
MTuW   Nov 25-27 | 11:30am-2pm   (#20438)
$83 
 
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. 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.
 
 
Soccer Camp at Sportsplex
M-W       Nov 25-27 | 9-11:30am   
Ages 5-7 (#20242) | Ages 8-10   (#20524)
RES $86/NR $129

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.
 
 
Flag Football Camps at Sportsplex

Jr. Flag Football Camp:
Ages 5-7
M-W     Nov 25-27  |  12-2:30pm
RES $86/NR $129   (#20241)
 
Flag Football Skills Camp: Ages 7-10
M-W     Nov 25-27  |  2:30-5pm     
RES $86/NR $129   (#20240)
 
Learn both offensive and defensive moves while trying out every position without the risk of major injuries in this fun and safe environment! Instructors will focus on the proper mechanics of running pass routes, receiving, line play; taking hand offs, throwing techniques and basic rules of game play. The importance of teamwork and good sportsmanship are highly emphasized. Contact is minimal, there will be no tackling. Bring a water bottle. Wear knee pads. Both camps are held at Sportsplex.
 
 
Click on code #s to register.
All nature programs below are held at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, 3795 Campton Hills Road, St. Charles.
Fitness for the Whole Family!