September/October 2019
Saturday, September 7
10am-12pm
James O. Breen Co mmunity Park
 
A rare chance to view the inner workings of the trucks, cars and tractors that are usually only viewed from a distance. Emergency vehicles, a garbage truck, street sweeper, tractor, dump truck, and crane may be among the many workhorses on display. Representatives will be on hand to offer 'tours' and answer questions about some of the equipment.
Bring your camera!
Fun 'FORE' Everyone!

OPEN WEEKENDS
Through Sep 29 
for hours and fees.
Saturday, September 14  |  10am
Wredling Middle School
 
Ages 3-7   
RES $12/NR $18 per participant 
 
On Your Mark...Get Set...Go! Calling future Olympians! Organized by age, tots will participate in four running events and one field event. While this track meet is semi-competitive, all contenders are winners. Raindate: September 21.

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 Age 3 
 Age 4 
 Age 5 
 Ages 6-7 
Held at Primrose Farm, 5N726 Crane Road, St. Charles.
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.
Wee Can Cook
Ages 3-5 
Tu    Sep 10-Oct 5  |  11:30am-12:30pm  (#20055
Tu    Oct 29-Dec 10*  |  11:30am-12:30pm  (#20056) 
RES $60/NR $90

Tie on your apron and mix up some ingredients for a fantastic culinary experience. After listening to a story, children will participate in a creative food preparation exercise, and engage in music and movement activities. Your budding chef will come home with a different recipe each week.
*No Class Nov 26. 
 
 
Ooey Gooey Gross and Chewy
Ages 3-5
M    Oct 21  |  11:30am-2:30pm   
RES $28/NR $42  (#19997)

Want some great, messy fun? The name says it all! Participate in Halloween themed activities sure to provide lots of entertainment. Lunch will be provided. Enjoy eating with and without your fingers.



Ghoulish Happenings
Ages 3-5
M    Oct 28  |  11:30am-2:30pm   
RES $28/NR $42  (#19998)

A spook-tacular time is sure to be had by all! Celebrate Halloween with this not so scary class. Enjoy creepy art, stories, games and social time with your ghoulish friends. Children enrolled in morning preschool will be escorted to class. Lunch is provided.
 
 
Turkey Treats
Ages 3-5
M    Nov 18  |  11:30am-2:30pm   
RES $28/NR $42  (#19999)

Gobble gobble! Spend the afternoon engaging in Thanksgiving related activities including art, music, and turkey games. A fabulous feast will be provided while learning about the celebration of Thanksgiving.



Lunch Bunch

Ages 3-5
 
Th    Sep 12-Oct 24  |  11:30am-1:30pm  (#20057)
RES $84/NR $126

Th    Oct 31-Dec 12*  |  11:30am-1:30pm  (#20058)
RES $72/NR $108

Pack your lunchbox - it's time to share a mealtime with your friends! Learn important social and kindergarten readiness skills, and participate in planned enrichment activities. Engage in story time, art, science, math and free play. Activities change each week. Here's a great way to extend your preschooler's day!
*No class Nov 27 & 28

 
NEW! Dance Lunch Group
Ages 3-5
F    Sep 13-Oct 25  |  11-11:45am  (#20320)
  F    Nov 8-Dec 20  |  11-11:45am  (#20332)
RES $27/NR $41

Pack your lunchbox - it's time to share a mealtime with your dancing friends! Participants will eat lunch and enjoy a dance activity or craft. Students will be escorted to/from classes by staff. Here's a great way to extend your preschooler's day!



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Toddler Art 
Ages 2-3
Th    Sep 12-Oct 17  |  9:30-10:15am  (#20043)
Th    Oct 31-Dec 12*  |  9:30-10:15am  (#20044)
RES $45/NR $68


Little hands, big fun! Engage your imagination as you and your toddler create unique artwork together. Explore different art mediums including paint, glitter, and watercolors. Dress for a fun-filled mess! This is a parent/child class.
*No class Nov 28


Just the Two of Us 
Ages 2-3
Tu    Sep 10-Oct 15  |  9:30-10:15am  (#20045)
Tu    Oct 29-Dec 10*  |  9:30-10:15am  (#20046)
RES $45/NR $68


Enjoy some special time together by preparing your child for their first classroom experience! Participate in story time, engage in activities, and play with your friends. Geared for the child who is ready to enjoy preschool activities with the comfort of an adult nearby. This is a parent/child class.
*No class Nov 26
 

Little Messy Hands 
Ages 1½-2½
F    Sep 13-Oct 18  |  9:30-10:15am  (#20005)
F    Nov 1-Dec 13*  |  9:30-10:15am  (#20006)
RES $45/NR $68


Spend time with your child making a mess that you won't have to clean up! Explore different textures of messy, sticky, gooey concoctions such as shaving cream, finger paint, slime, silly putty, and spaghetti worms. If your child enjoys digging the dirt, join us for some sensory fun! This is a parent/child class.
*No class Nov 29    
 
Playtime Pals 
Ages 1½-2
M    Sep 9-Oct 21*  |  9:30-10:15am  (#20003)
M    Oct 28-Dec 9*  |  9:30-10:15am  (#20004)
RES $45/NR $68


Looking for something to do with your active toddler? Participate with your child in a class designed to foster early social skills, early art experiences, and a simple circle time with stories and songs. Giggles and smiles are to be expected! This is a parent/child class.
*No class Oct 14 & Nov 25




Pee Wee Picasso & Play 
Ages 2½-3
W    Sep 11-Oct 16  |  9:30-10:30am  (#20049)
W    Oct 30-Dec 11  |  9:30-10:30am  (#20050)
RES $30/NR $45 

Paint a landscape on canvas with silhouette animals, create a picture frame and tiny treasure box using paper mosaics,and celebrate dogs with a washi tape  collage on canvas. Take creative artwork home to display with pride!
*No class Nov 27

 
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Tot Rock 
Ages 1-2
Tu    Sep 10-Oct 15  |  9:30-10:10am  (#20153)
Tu    Oct 29-Dec 10*  |  9:30-10:10am  (#20154)
RES $60/NR $90

Maracas and clackers and tambourines, too; it's musical fun just for you! Each session focuses on a new theme that incorporates instruments, props, and socialization. Sing, dance, and play today! This is a parent/child class.
*No class Nov 26


Kid Rock
Ages 2-3
Tu    Sep 10-Oct 15  |  10:15-10:55am  (#20155)
Tu    Oct 29-Dec 10*  |  10:15-10:55am  (#20156)
RES $60/NR $90

Make it a musical day! Develop motor skills through imagination exercises and using movement props such as maracas, tambourines, scarves, and a parachute. Each session focuses on a new theme. Sing, dance, and play today! This is a parent/child class. 
*No class Nov 26
 
Music Together Family Class
1 month-5 years
Th    Sep 12-Nov 7  |  9:15-10am  (#20226)
Th    Sep 12-Nov 7  |  10:15-11am  (#20229)
RES $185/NR $235


Enjoy a nine-week session with an experienced instructor guiding you and your child(ren) as you sing, dance, move, laugh, play instruments and more! Your child will love music class! They won't know they're practicing large and small motor skills, developing emotional, social and classroom skills, expanding their verbal and cognitive skills-because it's all happening while you bond together through musical play that's fun for everyone! Enrollment includes two CDs and a code for digital download, an illustrated songbook, and the Music Together newsletter. Siblings under 9 months register free. This is a parent/child class.  
 

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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.

Classes start September 3!
 
Jr. Basketball  |  Ages 3-5
Jr. Golf  |  Ages 4-7
Jr. Soccer  |  Ages 3-6
Jr. T-Ball  |  Ages 3-6
Multi-Sports  |  Ages 3-6
Parent/Tot Super Sports  |  Ages 2-3 (w/parent)  
Jr. Flag Football  |  Ages 4-6 

All classes are taught by All Star Sports Staff.
For full class descriptions, fees, times, locations and to register online, click sports listed above.

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Developmental Soccer League
Ages 4-5
Sa    Sep 7-Oct 19  |  1-2:10pm
Held at East Side Sports Complex
RES $108/NR $158    (#20420)

Sa    Nov 4-Dec 16  |  5:30-6:30pm
Held at Sportsplex
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.


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


Junior Dribblers

Ages 2-3
Th    Sep 12-Oct 24  |  4:30-5pm  (#20446)
Th    Oct 31-Dec 19*  |  4:30-5pm  (#20451)
RES $60/NR $90

Have your child begin their basketball playing experience in a fun and supportive environment. During the class, activities are introduced to promote proper balance, equipment, hand eye coordination, following directions and early basketball fundamentals. Please bring a water bottle to class.
*No class Nov 28


Rookie Dribblers
Ages 4-6
Th    Sep 12-Oct 24  |  5-5:45pm  (#20447)
Th    Oct 31-Dec 19*  |  5-5:45pm  (#20452)
RES $70/NR $105

The Rookie Dribblers program is designed to progress children through their early basketball experience. Simple skills acquired in the Junior Dribblers are reinforced and other aspects of the game are introduced in a fun and supportive environment. Please bring a water bottle to class.
*No class Nov 28

 
Classes start September 4!
 
Pre-Karate   |  Ages 4-7
Youth Karate   |  Ages 7-14
Parent/Child Karate   |  Ages 7+ w/adult

For full class descriptions, fees, times, locations and to register online,  CLICK HERE 

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Family Taekwondo 
Ages 5+
Sa    Sep 7-Dec7*  |  10-11am   

$120  (#20286)

Grand Master Cho and his instructors focus on providing you with the highest quality martial arts instruction empowering students with valuable skills for daily life and contributing to a safe and peaceful community. Taekwondo builds confidence, self-esteem, self-discipline, respect, concentration and courtesy. Learn these martial art basics in a safe and professional environment. Uniforms and testing optional.
*No class Oct 26 & Nov 30





Preschool Jr. Sports Enrichment

Ages 3-4
M    Sep 9-Dec 16*  |  11:30am-12:15pm   
RES $110/NR $160  (#20430)

Ages 4-5
Th    Sep 5-Dec 19*  |  11:15am-12:15pm   
RES $110/NR $160  (#20431)

Let your little player shake loose after school! Designed to keep everyone moving while playing many different sports and games. Learn about sportsmanship, team work, and understand how to receive simple instruction. All equipment provided.  
*No class Oct 14 & 24 and Nov 25 & 28


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All nature programs below are held at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, 3795 Campton Hills Road, St. Charles.
Scopes in the City
All Ages
Sa    Sep 21  |  7:30-9pm 
FREE but please register (#19871)
Take a Child Outside and observe the night sky! Adler Planetarium astronomers will have you looking up in awe. Telescope observing from 7:30- 9:00 pm is free and open to all (weather permitting). Free, but please register.


  Come Play With Me
All Ages
Su    Sep 29  |  12-3pm
FREE -- Drop In
Celebrate Take a Child Outside Week (TACO) by bringing your favorite kiddos out for some exploration and games at Hickory Hideout, Hickory Knolls' nature play area. Mix your best mud pie, dig for dinosaur bones and balance your way around the tree stumps. Ongoing activities and additional loose parts play will be self-guided, but will have play facilitators on site to engage you and your young explorer. No registration required.

 
Walking TACO Hike
Ages 2+
Su    Sep 29  |  5:30-6:30pm     
RES $10/NR $15   (#19876)
Take a hike! Prepare a walking taco dinner and then enjoy a stroll along the trails on a naturalist-led hike. Work up an appetite for dessert as you discover what is happening in the surrounding prairie, wetland and forest.
Not So Scary Campfire 
All Ages
Th    Oct 24    7-7:45pm   
FREE but please register   (#19873)

The St. Charles Public Library will bring a delight of tales. Just the right mix of spooky and fun to get even the littlest of ghouls giggling. End the evening with a Halloween inspired s'more. All children must be accompanied by a registered adult. 

 
 
Trick or Treat with the Critters 
Ages 1-6
Th    Oct 31    10am-4pm   
RES $2/NR $3  (#19864)
 

The animals have more treats than tricks today. Stop in and visit our resident critters and test out your nature skills. Follow their 'tricky' clues to earn a treat for all of your hard work. Drop in any time on Halloween to participate, but registration is required to receive a prize. 

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Letter from the  
North Pole 
Nov 22-Dec 9   

RES $3/NR $5 per letter
#20157 
Woodland Santa's Holiday Workshop
   Sunday, December 1
 
10-11:30am

RES $5/NR $8 per person 
#19875  
Hickory Knolls Discovery Center  
Breakfast with Santa 
Tuesday, Dec 10  
9-10:30am

RES $15/NR $23 per person
#20016  
Alexander's Cafe, St. Charles  
HAVE AN IDEA?
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 kguizzetti@stcparks.org