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Friday & Saturdays, Oct 4-19
Start Times: 5:30pm, 6:30pm & 7:30pm 
Primrose Farm
5N726 Crane Road, St. Charles
 
RES $8/NR $12 per person/night  
Ages under 1: FREE
Enjoy an evening of old-fashioned farm fun by the light of the moon. Cruise around the fields of Primrose Farm at the height of the fall harvest on a 30 minute tractor-drawn wagon ride. Gather 'round a bonfire for a marshmallow roast, hot chocolate and hot cider. Ages 15 & under must be accompanied by a paying adult.
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5N726 Crane Road, St. Charles
Drop-In Programs  
Enjoy Farm Fun on Select  Weekdays & Saturdays!
 
All ages welcome. Ages 15 & under must be accompanied by an adult. Please arrive 15 minutes early to register on site.
 
Feed the Goats
RES $1/NR $2  
Every Mon & Wed at 1pm
Get up close and personal with the goats, Merle and Norman.
 
Feed the Chickens
RES $1/NR $2  
Every Tu & Th at 10am
Get a feeding stick and marvel as the chickens flock to you!
 
 
Hands-on Milking
RES $5/NR $8
Every Wed & Sat at 10am
Meet the Primrose cows and try  
your hand at milking.
 
Chicken & Egg
RES $5/NR $8
Every Wed & Sat at 11am
Farm fresh eggs for all!
 
Feed the Animals
RES $5/NR $8
2nd & 4th Sat at 2pm
Get a unique - behind the scenes - opportunity to help feed the farm's
animal residents
 
Hold Your Horses 
RES $5/NR $8
1st & 3rd Sat at 2pm
Mingle with some gentle giants, the Primrose Farm Belgian draft horses.
 
Offered Mar-Nov (weather permitting).
Not held on Special Event Days. 

Sunday, October 6  |  12-3pm

Ages 3+ 
RES $8/NR $12 per person (#19975)
 
Come one, come all! Inflatable obstacles, carnival activities, nerf games and many more opportunities for fun! Cash concessions will be available. Participants must be accompanied by an adult. One adult may accompany multiple children from the same household.
Advance registration required.
Held at Sportsplex, 1400 Foundry Street, St. Charles. 
 
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Friday, October 18  |  7:30-8:30pm

All Ages  
$18 per person (#20088)
 
As the sun sets on a cool autumn day, enjoy an exclusive opportunity to walk through one of St. Charles' oldest cemeteries after dark. Explore the cemetery's dark corners, closely inspect the headstones to see what you might learn, and take a moment to step across the graves - if you dare. At each gravesite, guests will "encounter" a community figure and listen as they tell in short monologues about their lives, their joys, their sorrows and their loves.  

Parking available in the lower parking lot at Bethlehem Church,1145 N. 5th Ave. Ages 15 & younger must be accompanied by an paying adult.  

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Held at Primrose Farm, 5N726 Crane Road.   
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Held at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, 3795 Campton Hills Road.  
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Richardson Adventure Farm*
Monday, Oct 14
8:30am-5pm
Fee: $65
5-Day Baker Station Participant: $20

(#19280)
Robotics Pizza Party
Monday, Nov 25
9am-3pm
Fee: $70
5-Day Baker Station Participant: $26

(#20475)
Windy City Ninja*  
Tuesday, Nov 26
9am-2pm
Fee: $85
5-Day Baker Station Participant: $41

(#20352)
*Bring a sack lunch.
Before and After Trip Care Available for No School Day Trips. 
Before Care begins 6:30am and After Care ends at 6pm.
RES/NR $15  ( Click here to register. )


NEW! Young Rembrandts Drawing Workshop
Ages 6-12
Sa     Oct 5-26  |  2-3pm   (#19989)
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)
 
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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Magic Class
Ages 5-13
W     Oct 16  |  6:45-7:40pm 
RES $20/NR $30    (#19892)

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. Materials provided; participants receive a take-home magic kit. Brand new tricks each session! Held at Batavia Park District - Eastside Community Center.
Junior Chefs Halloween Cooking
Ages 5+
Sa     Oct 26  |  10-11:30am
RES $22/NR $33    (#20432)

Boo-nanas, witches cupcakes, spider crackers and more will be created by the chefs! These delicious treats are to be made and shared with friends and family during the fall season. Parents, please join your child for the last 15 minutes of class to sample all their goodies.
 
 
 
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NEW! Exploring Acting Fundamentals
Ages 5-8
Tu      Oct 29-Dec 17  |  4:20-5:30pm
$135   (#20345)

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 culminates with a fun mini showcase on the last day of class. Held at Marquee Youth Stage.


NEW! Frozen Musical Theatre  
with Olaf and Friends
Ages 4-7
Tu     Nov 5-Dec 10*  |  4-5:15pm   
$135  (#20339)

Learn how to build a snowman and an ensemble in Frozen! This workshop offers all students the opportunity to extend into the Frozen Jr. Musical Production. Focus on singing, acting, dancing and building performance skills. Family and friends are invited to a showcase on the last day of class. Held at Marquee Youth Stage.
*No class Nov 28

NEW! Frozen Jr.
Ages 7-15
Oct 29-Jan 25  |  5:30-8:30pm
$250  (#20350)

Be a part of this beloved musical based on the Walt Disney version of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale "The Snow Queen". With music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, the audience is sure to enjoy this heart-warming adventure. Held at Marquee Youth Stage.

Auditions : (attend one): Oct. 29, 5:30-8:30pm or
Nov. 2, 9:30am-12:30pm

Rehearsals
: Every MTuTh, 5:30-8:30pm

Tech Week
: Jan 18 & 19, 1-5pm and
Jan 20-22, 5:30-8:30pm

Shows:
Jan 23, 7:30pm; Jan 24, 7:30pm;
Jan 25, 2pm & 7:30pm; Jan 26, 1pm & 4pm
 
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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.
 

Basketball League for First Graders
Ages 6-7
Tu     Oct 29-Dec 17*  |  6-8:05pm  
$100  (#20418)

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 - Mill Creek School.
*No class Nov 26

 
Girls Basketball League
Ages 6-8
Tu     Oct 29-Dec 17*  |  6-8:05pm
$100  (#20426)
 
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 - Mill Creek School.
*No class Nov 26

 
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

 
NEW! Arena Flag Football League
Ages 7-10
M     Oct 28-Dec 16*  |  5:15-7:45am
$100  (#20433)

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. Held at Geneva Park District - Persinger Rec Center.
*No class Nov 25
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     Oct 15- Nov 19  |  6-7pm         
RES $64/NR $96   (#20306)
   
Fencing Club
Tu     Oct 15- Nov 19  |  7-8:30pm   
RES $52/NR $78   (#20309)
 
  

Basketball Clinic 101
 
Ages 7-9
Th        Oct 31-Dec 19*  |  5:45-6:30pm        
RES $70/NR $105  (#20456)
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.
*No Class Nov 28


Basketball Clinic 301
Ages 9-12  
Th        Oct 31-Dec 19*  |  6:30-7:30pm        
RES $90/NR $135  (#20450)
Class will be conducted with various guard/post techniques to develop passing, shooting and dribbling in game situations. Defensive instruction included man-to-man, denying the ball, helpline and boxing out. Athletes qualified for Basketball 301 should possess intermediate shooting and dribbling skills, a basic understand of the game and are looking for a more competitive basketball experience.
*No Class Nov 28

 
Travel Basketball Training
Ages 8-12
Th        Oct 31-Dec 19*  |  7:30-8:30pm        
RES $90/NR $135  (#20453)
Players play a variety of full court games from 3-on-3 to 5-on-5, helping them excel at game concepts such as transition, defense, offensive moves and working with teammates. Each week, players start with skill and technique development followed by game play. This program is designed to prepare athletes for travel basketball.
*No Class Nov 28
   
 
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All nature programs below are held at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, 3795 Campton Hills Road, St. Charles.