November/December 2019
Saturday, November 2   

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 from 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, the Pottawatomie Community Center and Baker 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 November 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)

Click here to register.
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!
Advance registration required. 
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. 

Extend your preschooler's day, or just come for the afternoon! Instructors will escort students to classes at the same facility they attend preschool. The park district does not transport children between centers.
Baby's First Holidays 
Ages 1 & Under
Leave the mess here and enjoy your child's artwork for years to come, as you remember how tiny they once were. Commemorate each of your Baby's First Holidays with us! Create a different keepsake each month using your baby's feet, hands or photo. Adults are free.

First Thanksgiving 
Th    Nov 14  |  10:30am-12pm   (#20095)
Th    Nov 14  |  5:30-7pm   (#20096) 

Winter Holidays 
Th    Dec 5  |  10:30am-12pm   (#20097)
Th    Dec 5  |  5:30-7pm   (#20098) 
RES $24/NR $36 per class  

Gingerbread House Making
Ages 2-6
Th    Dec 12  |  6-7:30pm   
RES $24/NR $36  (#20002)
Graham crackers, frosting, colorful candies are yummy in your tummy! Who doesn't love to make a house decorated with sweet candy? Work as a team with your child as you create an adorable house made with lots of yummy things to eat this holiday season.
This is a child/parent class. 
Click 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.

Click here to register for Fall Session classes.
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


Developmental Soccer League at Sportsplex 
Ages 4-5
M    Nov 4-Dec 16  |  5:30-6:30pm
RES $95/NR $143  (#20553)

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 4-6
Sa    Nov 2-Dec 21  |  8:30-9:30am   
$100  (#20423)

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 league Nov 30

Click code #s to register.
All nature programs below are held at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, 3795 Campton Hills Road, St. Charles.

Details in the Winter Activity Guide!
2020-2021 Preschool 
Open House
Saturday, February 1
Held at both Pottawatomie Community Center & Hickory Knolls Discovery Center at the same time 
Mom Son Date Night 
Saturday, February 1   
RES $22/NR $33 per person (#20573)
Pottawatomie Community Center 
Daddy & Daughter Dances  
Saturday, March 7 (#20572) 
Saturday, March 14 (#20571) 
RES $22/NR $33 per person
Pottawatomie Community Center
Is there a skill, topic or experience you'd like to have offered for your children? New program ideas are always welcome!
Contact Kara at