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.

October 2-24
Fridays: 5:30pm, 6:30pm or 7:30pm
Saturdays: 3:30pm, 4:30pm, 5:30pm, 6:30pm or 7:30pm
Held at Primrose Farm

All Ages
Gather your GROUP of family and friends! Cruise around the fields of Primrose Farm at the height of the fall harvest on a 30-minute tractor-drawn wagon ride. As a special treat, make yummy s'mores over a blazing open fire. Everyone is welcome to visit all of the farm animals, too. Ages 15 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult. Held at Primrose Farm.

Group Rates
$120: 8-12 people  |  $200: 13-20 people

Advance reservations required for 1-hour time slot.

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Gallery of
Ghoulish Homes Tour
Best Viewed at Dusk
October 16-31
Pack up your family for an eerie evening cruise & drive by some of the spookiest houses in St. Charles!

View displays from either your vehicle or the sidewalk. Follow 6-feet
physical distancing guidelines. Face coverings recommended.

Tour guides available Oct 16 at 9am:


Saturday, October 10
Session 1- Race: 9:15am | Costume Winners: 10am
Session 2- Race: 10:45am | Costume Winners: 11:30am
Held at East Side Sports Complex

All Ages
Have a hocus pocus GHOUL time with a little exercise and a SKELE-TON of fun this SPOOKY season! Trick or Treat at the candy/prize stations and learn some silly Halloween jokes along your way. Take home a special Halloween DIY craft. After your 1-mile walk/run, sit for a SPELL and enjoy a BREW (pre-packaged snack & beverage) while waiting for the awards presentation. Awards presented for Best Halloween Costume. Ages 3 & under are free.

1 Fun Runner: $10
3 Fun Runners: $27
5 Fun Runners: $40
2 Fun Runners: $19
4 Fun Runners: $34
6 Fun Runners: $45

Advance ticket reservations required.
Magic Class
Ages 5-13
M     Oct 26  |  5-5:55pm     
$20  (#23462)
 
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. 


Grinch Goo-Tastic Slime Lab
Ages 6-12
M     Nov 30  |  5-6pm
$20   (#23476)

Have the slime of your life creating seasonal slime with a Grinch inspired theme. Slime continues to be all the rage with kids and this time our concoction lab will include all the colors of Christmas, hearts and 'ornaments' as mix ins, along with winter scents that will make you feel like you are in the Grinch story! Every participant will go home with the slime they made and one other prize. Held at Batavia Park District - Eastside Community Center.

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Our Favorite Pets
Ages 5-10
Sa     Oct 3-24  |  2-3pm 
RES $64/NR $96  (#23491)

Wonderful things happen when there are animals in the house. Let's draw awesome animals together; Dogs, Cats, Fish and Birds. Our artists will decide how colorful the artwork will be, as they learn to draw and explore the playful side of our animal best friends! Our workshops are an exciting educational experience perfect for your imaginative child!
Dinosaur Dynasty
Ages 5-10
Sa     Nov 7-28  |  2-3pm
RES $64/NR $96    (#23490)

Travel back in time to the land of the lost. Join in celebrating our favorite topic - DINOSAURS! Each day students will use step by step method of shapes and lines to create impressive and frameworthy art. Artists draw and color different types of dinosaurs in varied styles from realistic, graphic and cartoon and bring the dinosaurs alive with color and humor!
 
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NEW! Broadway Minis Workshop: Annie
Ages 4-6
M     Oct 19-Nov 16  |  4:15-5:15pm 
$75  (#23472)

Sing, dance, and act as one of Annie's orphan
friends! Build performance skills, friendships, and
learn the art of theatre while performing songs like
'It's A Hard Knock Life' and 'Tomorrow'. Family and
friends are invited to a final showcase at the end of
the last session. Held at Marquee Youth Stage.


NEW! Broadway Kids Workshop:
Disney Descendants
Ages 5-8
Tu     Oct 20-Nov 17  |  4:15-5:15pm 
$75  (#23473)

Explore your evil side with Disney's Descendants!
Focus on singing, acting, and dancing, while
performing songs such as 'Rotten to the Core' and
'Evil Like Me'. Family and friends are invited to a
final showcase at the end of the last session. 
Held at Marquee Youth Stage.
 

NEW! Broadway Jr. Workshop: Aladdin
Ages 8-12
W     Oct 21-Nov 18  |  4:15-5:15pm 
$75  (#23445)

Fly your magic carpet to our Juniors Aladdin
camp! Sing, dance, and act your way through
songs such as 'A Whole New World' and 'One
Jump'. Family and friends are invited to a final
showcase at the end of the last session. 
Held at Marquee Youth Stage.

Click on code #s to register.
All nature programs below are held at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, 3795 Campton Hills Road, St. Charles.
Family Field Trips
Ages 2+
RES $25/NR $38 per group of 4

Sa   Oct 10  |  10-11am: Backyard Bugs  (#25095)
F     Oct 16  |  6:30-8pm: Owl Prowl  (#25066)
Sa   Oct 24  |  10-11am: Fall Fun Hike  (#25065)
Sa   Oct 24  |  1-2:30pm: Fort Building  (#25061)
 
Remember how much fun field trips were? Now you get to play too! Face coverings required when physical distancing cannot be maintained.


Homeschool Hikers
Ages 5+
Wednesdays  |  9-11:30am
RES $25/NR $38 per group of 4

Oct 14  (#25067)
Oct 28  (#25068)

Support your science curriculum by exploring and comparing three different habitats. Concepts covered will include food chains, ecosystems and photosynthesis. Face coverings required when physical distancing cannot be maintained. Topics will be the same for each session of this program.
Science Sleuths
Grades K-5
Tuesdays  |  9:30-10:30am
RES $15/NR $23 per class

Oct 6: Insects & Spiders  (#25070)
Oct 13: Seed Science  (#25071)
Oct 20: Water Cycle  (#25072)
Oct 27: Getting Ready for Winter  (#25074)

Let nature be your teacher. Participate in a hike and activities that will allow you to explore and learn the about a nature focused topic. Face coverings required when physical distancing cannot be maintained. Closed-toe shoes required. Dress to be outside.


Nature No School Days
Grades K-5
M     Oct 12  |  9am-12pm
Pathfinders: Grades K-2  (#25075)
Trailblazers: Grades 3-5  (#25057)
RES $50/NR $75

Enjoy a morning of nature play, activities and creativity. Closed-toe shoes are required. Face coverings required when physical distancing is cannot be maintained. Dress to be outside part of the day.


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Junior Flag Football
Ages 5-8 
W    Oct 28-Dec 16  |  4-4:45pm
RES $75/NR $113  (#23097)

Learn the game of football including field concepts, positions and mechanics. Players will be introduced to stance, receiving, rushing, blocking and defense. Participants will play multiple positions. Each week ends with a scrimmage encouraging teamwork and sportsmanship. Equipment provided. Held at East Side Sports Complex.


Kindergarten Basketball
Ages 4-6  
Tu    Oct 27-Dec 15  |  4:15-5:45pm
$108   (#22980)

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



 

Basketball for First Graders
Ages 6-7
Tu    Oct 27-Dec 15  |  6-8:05pm
$100    (#23050)

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. Location TBD.
 

Girls Basketball
Ages 6-9
Tu    Oct 27-Dec 15  |  6:05-8:05pm
$108   (#23053)

Players have a positive experience as this noncompetitive 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. Location TBD.
 

Floor Hockey
Ages 4-5
Sa    Oct 31-Dec 19*  |  8:30-9:30am (#22970)

Ages 6-9
Sa   Oct 31-Dec 19*  |  9:50am-1:10pm (#22944)

Ages 10-12
Sa    Oct 31-Dec 19*  |  1:20-3:30pm (#23057)
$108

This super-fun and instructional program will teach children the game of hockey before the skates go on with emphasis on teamwork and having fun. This program is great for beginners and for all-stars who want to sharpen their skills. All classes will be held at the same time each week. Each child will receive a jersey and trophy. Location TBD.
*No class Nov. 28
NEW! Volley Series Match Play
Ages 11-15
Tu     Oct 27-Dec 15  |  7-8:30pm  
RES $169/NR $219  (#23287)

Teamwork makes the DREAM work! Join other
volleyball fanatics and play a sport that you love.
Led by experienced coaches, weekly instruction
includes improving playing skills, practicing
offensive/defensive positioning and developing
team strategies. Receive a t-shirt at the first class.


Volleykidz.com Skills & Drills
Ages 10-12
Tu    Oct 27-Dec 15  |  5-6pm
RES $99/NR $149    (#23294)

Ages 11-14
Tu    Oct 27-Dec 15  |  6-7pm
RES $99/NR $149   (#23285)

Improve your volleyball skills with drills! Practice setting, passing, overhand serving and spiking. Players will reach new levels of play through individual training, paring drills and game situation development. Coaches incorporate leadership and educational components into each lesson.


Basketball 101
Ages 7-9
Th     Oct 29-Dec 17  |  5:15-6pm   
RES $75/NR $113  (#23047)

Designer for kids new to the game! Learn the rules
and fundamentals of basketball with emphasis on
shooting, dribbling and passing. Practice fun drills
and play mini-games each week. Bring a water
bottle.


Reds Academy Soccer 
Skills & Scrimmage
Ages 6-11
Sa     Nov 7-Dec 19  |  12-1pm   
RES $125/NR $175  (#24149)

Designed for players who are looking to improve
their fundamental technical skill set for recreational
or pre-travel soccer. Reds Junior Academy players
will train with the professional coaching staff from
Liverpool FC International Academy Illinois. Our
staff is hand-selected to demonstrate great
connection with players of this age. It's all about
the joy of learning and playing soccer. Held at Sportsplex.


Developmental Soccer
Age 4-5
M    Nov 9-Dec 21  |  5:30-6:30pm (#23402)

Age 6-7
M    Nov 9-Dec 21  |  6:30-7:30pm (#23403)

Age 8-9
M    Nov 9-Dec 21  |  6:30-7:30pm (#23404)
$95

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.


Horsemanship for Youth
Ages 9-17
Sa     Nov 7-Dec 12  |  1:30-2:30pm 
$172   (#23489)

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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