St. Charles Park District Enriching Your Life Fall 2017 Where . . . INSIDE: 12 Gone Squatchin’ 36 Birthday Parties 68 Adult Trips s t cp a rk s. or g Where kids are free to be kids! Start your weekend off hanging out with friends… meet up with old ones or make new ones! Grades 3-6 A fun, safe, parent-approved and professionallysupervised program. Every Night Activities • DJ Entertainment •Photo Booth Goofy Fun Props & Free Prints •Game Room Nintendo Wii & Xbox 360 • Minecraft Computer Stations • Board Games Galore •Concessions Available for Purchase Pizza, Pop, Candy & More! Parent’s Night Out Special Drop off your child at Friday Live! to receive a dinner discount at… • Puebla Modern Mexican • Pizzeria Neo In First Street Plaza, Downtown St. Charles For details, call 630-513-4391. Coupon must be used the same evening. A Pre-Friday Live Event 5-6:15pm Structured & Slightly-Competitive Sporting Fun for all! Participants are organized in teams of four or six players. Concessions opens early at 6:15pm for dodgeball participants only. Weekly Theme Nights for ADDED fun! • Dance Parties • Karaoke • Sports & More For specific details, see page 53. Enriching Your Life 9 Farm Frolic Experience farm life in the height of the fall harvest season with activities for the whole family. 46 Dance Academy The expression of creativity through movement and music. 48 Before & After School Care Secure and stimulating programs for working parents of grade school students. Birthday Parties . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36-37 Facilities Adult Activity Center (AAC) . . . . . . . 66-67 Baker Community Center . . . . . . . . . 87 Hickory Knolls Discovery Center . . . . 26-30 Open Gym . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Otter Cove Aquatic Park . . . . . . . . . 6, 18 Norris Recreation Center . . . . . . . . 20-21 Pottawatomie Golf Course . . . . . . . . . 19 Primrose Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-25 River View Miniature Golf . . . . . . . . . . 18 STC Underground Teen Center . . . . 22-23 Swanson Pool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 18 Information Associated Organizations . . . . . . . . . . 71 The Buzz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Community Connections . . . . . . . 72-76 Facility Rentals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86-87 General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Facility Codes & Locations . . . . . . . 82-85 Fox Valley Special Recreation . . . . . . . 72 Registration Information . . . . . . . . 78-81 Parks & Amenities Bike Plaza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Boating & Fishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Disc Golf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Dog Parks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Native Plant Demonstration Garden . . . . 34 Natural Areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Paddlewheel Riverboats . . . . . . . . . . 31 Picnic Pavilions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Sculpture in the Park . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Skate Parks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Trails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Programs Adult . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59-65 After School Tutoring . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Ages 50+ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66-67 Baker Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Before the Bell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45-47, 60 Early Childhood . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-44 Friday Live! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Preschool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38-39 Teen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-23, 59-65 Trips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50, 68-70 Youth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51-58 Special Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . stcparks.org 5-17 3 Concerts Aquatic Events IN THE PARK Thursdays • 7pm Lincoln Park Gazebo tterCove Aquatic Park Superhero Night Aug 2 • 6:30-8:30pm Be a Lifeguard for a Day Aug 9 • 1-2pm Princess Night Aug 9 • 6:30-8:30pm Deck Art Day Aug 10 • 12-5:30pm Family Olympics Aug 15 • 7-8pm Monster Night Aug 16 • 6:30-8:30pm It’s One Big Pool Party Aug 18 • All Day National Senior Citizen’s Day Aug 21 • All Day School Trip-n-Dip Aug 1, 8 & 15 • All Day Sundae Sunday Aug 6 • 1pm Sand Volleyball Aug 7, 14 & 21 • 4-6pm Mermaid & Pirate Night Aug 9 • 6-8pm Exclusive VIP Party Aug 10 • All Day Amazing Monday Aug 14 • All Day River Water Walk Aug 20 • 10:30-11am National Senior Citizen’s Day Aug 21 • All Day August 3 • Tropixplosion Listen to a variety of reggae classics, calypso tunes and pop/rock party songs, all performed with an exotic twist. tropixplosion.com August 10 • One Night Band Move and groove to Rock ‘n’ Roll tunes, Motown’s finest, and some Hip Hop. Get down with a lil’ Country and sing your heart out to a Pop Rock guilty pleasure. onenightbandchicago.com August 17 • Howard and the White Boys One of Chicago’s favorite blues bands, their musical collection will keep you movin’ and groovin’ all night long. howardandthewhiteboysband.com Thanks to our sponsors for your continued support! WBK Engineering • Culvers • Banner Up Signs Minuteman Press • Kane County Chronicle • AHC Advisors, Inc. NEW FREE Drop-In Themed Activities Change Weekly! ate up of friends are welcome to celebr All families, scout troops and any gro fall! nature into the extended evenings of All Ages • Thursdays through Oct 26 • 4-8pm • • • • • Hands-On Projects Scavenger Hunts Nature Hikes Campfire Fun Critter Visits & More! See page 28 for details 6 SPECIAL EVENTS Portraits in the Park The St. Charles Park Foundation has partnered with Trademan Photography to offer family portraits at a discount. This $150 valued offer includes: • a sitting session in an outdoor setting • an unmounted 11" x 14" photograph Sessions include up to six (6) family members including furry children residing in the same household. Ala carte packages are available for an additional cost. A beautiful, professional family portrait is an heirloom that will be cherished forever. Native Plant Demonstration Garden September 9 & 10 11am-6pm • 20-minute time slots available $30 per session (up to 6 family members – $5 each Packages available—just in time for the holidays! additional family member) Advance registration required. Grandparents Day CELEBRATION Sunday • September 10 • 3-5pm Celebrate Grandma & Grandpa with a spaghetti dinner at Abby’s Restaurant. After dinner participants will make a special craft to take home. Participants must be accompanied by a registered parent or grandparent. Advanced registration required. Ages 2+ 14287 • RES $15/NR $23 • ABBYS SPECIAL EVENTS 7 Tiny Tots Track Meet On Your Mark…Get Set…Go! Calling future Olympians! Saturday • September 9 • 10am Participate in four running events and one field event. While this track meet is semi-competitive, all contenders are winners. East Side Sports Complex FREE! Saturday • September 16 • 10am-12pm James O. Breen Community 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! 8 RES $12/NR $18 per participant SPECIAL EVENTS Age 3 . . . . . . 14243 Age 4 . . . . . . 14244 Age 5 . . . . . . 14245 Ages 6-7. . . . 14246 FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY Combining the unique atmosphere of a working 1930s dairy farm with exciting fall activities, Farm Frolic is a one-of-a-kind event for kids of all ages! Sunday, September 24 • 11am to 3pm Admission Includes All Activities Admission: A ges 12+ Ages 2-11 Ages 1 & Under $8 $4 Free Join us for a day that will include historic demonstrations, traditional games and crafts, tractor-drawn wagon rides, live music and delicious fall foods. Activities will include but are not limited to: Corn Cannons Face Painting Farm Animal Meet & Greet Live Music Modern “Big Truck” Display Old-Fashioned Games Pony Rides Pumpkin Painting Straw Maze Vintage Tractor and Equipment Display Historic Demonstrations Blacksmithing Buttermaking Corn Shelling Gardening Laundering Woodstove Cooking Refreshments available from the organic, home-cooked kitchen of Inglenook Pantry All activities are included in admission. Food and beverages available for purchase. Watch the Farm’s Facebook page for information on new activities, crafts, games and sponsors! SPECIAL EVENTS 9 Moonlight HAYRIDES 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 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult. Ages 1+ RES $8/NR $12 per person/night. • Ages under 1 FREE Friday, Oct 6 Saturday, Oct 7 5:30-6:30pm14559 5:30-6:30pm14562 6:30-7:30pm14560 6:30-7:30pm14563 7:30-8:30pm14561 7:30-8:30pm14564 Friday, Oct 13 Saturday, Oct 14 5:30-6:30pm14565 5:30-6:30pm14568 6:30-7:30pm14566 6:30-7:30pm14569 7:30-8:30pm14567 7:30-8:30pm14570 Friday, Oct 20 Saturday, Oct 21 5:30-6:30pm14571 5:30-6:30pm14574 6:30-7:30pm14572 6:30-7:30pm14575 7:30-8:30pm14573 7:30-8:30pm14576 Primrose Farm is located at 5N726 Crane Road - northwest of downtown St. Charles. Look for a lighted sign near the community garden plots, then follow the gravel drive past the picnic pavilion to parking located along the grass median. An Apple Afternoon FREE! Saturday • October 7 • 1-4pm Autumn is apple season! As the orchard bears forth its fruit, the farmers hasten to pick, prep and process. Want to lend a hand? Come out for an apple afternoon. Explore the orchard, harvest an apple, help make applesauce and apple butter in the summer kitchen and use apple stamps to create custom craft projects. Interested in taking home freshly picked apples? Depending on ripening schedules, u-pick opportunities may be available for an additional fee. All Ages FREE but please register 14577 FARM SPECIAL EVENTS 11 MYSTERY HISTORY NEW! at North Cemetery Saturday • October 7 • 11am-4pm Downtown St. Charles FOOD CRAWL Immerse yourself in the local history of St. Charles. Walk North Cemetery visiting the gravesites of those who helped shape the unique character of our community. 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. Tours depart every 15 minutes from the hour. Parking available in the lower parking lot at Bethlehem Church, 1145 N. 5th Ave. Ages 15 & younger must be accompanied by an paying adult. Ages 5 & under are free. All Ages • 14641 • RES $5/NR $8 per person Walk through the history and culture of St. Charles. Visit downtown eateries and discover the ties St. Charles has to U.S. history. Food and trivia fun provided at each stop. in cooperation with… Ages 21+ • Thursday, October 12 6-9pm • 14037 RES $25/NR $38 per person Can you find BIGFOOT? He lives. He eats. He haunts. Saturday • October 14 • 5:30-7pm Spend an evening searching for this mysterious creature in the Hickory Knolls Natural Area. Lots more, too – including the Prairie Maze, Campfire, Games and Storytelling. Advance Wristband Sales • 10516 • $8 per person Gate Admission • $10 per person Ages 3 and under are FREE Scouts & Youth Groups: For special group rates, call 630-513-4399 12 SPECIAL EVENTS in cooperation with… “Best in St. Charles” Halloween House Decorating Contest Is Halloween your favorite holiday? Join the fun! We’re looking for dozens of St. Charles home haunters to compete for awards and ‘bragging rights’ in our annual Halloween House Decorating Contest. Tour begins the third Friday of October and runs through Halloween. Awards given in the following categories: • Best Rookie • Judges’ Favorite • Best Actors (1–6 ghouls) • Best Actors (7+ ghouls) • Family Fun • Big Scare–Low Budget • Peoples’ Choice (on-line voting) • Best Youth Actors (Age 18 & under) • Eeriest Haunt (w/o actors) FREE registration. Registration Deadline: October 18 • 14643 Your home address must be within St. Charles Park District boundaries or have a St. Charles address. Complete tour and contest instructions available at Pottawatomie Community Center and at stcparks.org. Call Jeff with questions at 630-513-6200 or email: [email protected] A Park District Contest Committee will judge all entries on October 21. Judging includes the part of your yard and house that is visible/open to the public. All participants will receive a photo of their home, too. Peoples’ Choice Award Vote for your favorite display online between October 20 and November 1 to pick the winner in the Peoples’ Choice Award. SPECIAL TOUR DATES: Preview Night: Friday, October 20 Opening Night! Homeowners have one last night to make their finishing touches before judging. Judging Night: Saturday, October 21 Committee begins judging at dusk. Best night to see homeowners in action. Lights, music and live actors are encouraged. Trick or Treats: Tuesday, October 31 • Tour ends at 9pm St. Charles Park District Presents “best in st. charles” gallery of ghoulish homes tour Pack up the family for an evening cruise. Drive by some of the spookiest houses in the St. Charles community. Pick up a complete list of the Halloween House Decorating Contest entries at the Park District beginning Friday, October 20, at 9am or online at: stcparks.org Homes best viewed at dusk, October 20-November 1. Please be courteous and respect the homeowners’ rights and property during your adventure. Warning: Some displays may not be appropriate for all ages. facebook.com/ galleryofghoulishhometour Search: Gallery of Ghoulish Home Tour – 600+ past photos! SPECIAL EVENTS 13 NEW! NEW! Scarecrow Search FAM ILY THE GREAT Saturday • October 21 • 10am-4pm Sunday • October 22 • 12-4pm The animals have run off with the scarecrow! Take a self-guided scavenger hunt to follow the clues along the trail. Can you find our garden friend? Return to the building to claim your prize. Must pre-register to receive a prize. Adults are free for this adventure. Come either day to participate in this program. Begin inside building. Ages 1+ • 14006 • RES $5/NR $8 • HKDC OFFICIAL from the North Pole NIGHT Friday • November 17 • 6-8:30pm Old and young will enjoy this family favorite, complete with beverages, popcorn and prizes! Each registered participant will receive one card. Additional cards are available for purchase onsite for $1 per card. Ages 6+ • 14049 RES $5/NR $8 per person • PCC LETTER FROM THE NORTH POLE 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. 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 North Pole Form. Forms are available at stcparks.org under the Quick Links Menu, the Pottawatomie Community Center and Baker Community Center Service Desk 4 Parent place your child’s letter and Santa’s Check List North Pole Form in a sealed envelope eginning December 1, bring your child to the Pottawatomie 5 B 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 Dec. 1-12. Santa’s helpers at the St. Charles Park District will take care of the rest! Registration required. All Ages • December 1-12 • 14083 RES $3/NR $5 per letter 14 SPECIAL EVENTS Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? In the lane, snow is glistening. Celebrate the holidays with friends. Entertainment by everyone’s holiday favorite - Edizon Dayao Big Band variety show. Enjoy a delicious plated dinner with salad, rolls, sides and your choice of salmon or chicken for an entrée. Coffee, tea and soda will be served. Cash bar will be available. Everyone will receive one raffle ticket for a raffle drawing featuring special prizes! Friday • December 1 11:30am-3pm • Q Center Ages 50+ • Event only 13348 AAC Member $40/Nonmember $60 *Transportation • 13349 • Additional $2 per person *Transportation provided to and from PCC ALL ABOARD Polar Express Storytime Train For Ages 1+ Catch a train ride to meet the jolly ‘ol fella and enjoy a delicious meal with your family at this magical experience. Santa will share his favorite story, The Polar Express. Adults must accompany children. Fee per person includes meal and train ticket. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to departure for each train. Event information will be mailed out 3 weeks prior to the event. Fee is per person. At Gino’s East in Wheaton Meet at LaFox Metra Station at 10am; Return on 1:36pm train. F Dec 1 14095 RES $29/NR $44 Meet at LaFox Metra Station at 10am; Return on 1:30pm train. Sa Dec 2 14096 RES $29/NR $44 Meet at LaFox Metra Station at 4pm; Return on 7:31pm train. Sa Dec 2 14097 RES $29/NR $44 Meet at LaFox Metra Station at 12pm; Return on 3:30pm train. Su Dec 3 14098 RES $29/NR $44 Meet at LaFox Metra Station at 4pm; Return on 7:31pm train. Sa Dec 9 14099 RES $29/NR $44 SPECIAL EVENTS 15 Here comes Santa Claus— with his team of sled dogs! nta’s Woodland Sa HOP OLIDAY WORKS For Ages 2+ H Watch Santa arrive pulled by his dashing huskies, then spend some time helping him get ready for his Big Day. 3 • 10-11:30am Sunday, December :15am Santa Arrives at 10 • Write a letter to Santa • Make an ornament •Have your picture taken with the Big Guy, himself! Breakfast snacks included. RES $5/NR $8 per person • 14003 Hickory Knolls Discovery Center Breakfast a t n Sa with Come have breakfast with the Jolly ole guy himself! Participants will enjoy breakfast buffet of pancakes, sausage, bacon, french toast and fruit 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. 16 SPECIAL EVENTS NEW! Tuesday • December 12 9-11am14289 5-7pm14290 RES $15/NR $23 Abby’s Restaurant Ages 2+ Trim the Kitchen Saturday December 16 3-5pm • 14578 Get into the holiday spirit by helping the Primrose Farmers decorate the Summer Kitchen! Learn about 1930s holiday traditions. Help string popcorn, decorate pine cones, and craft paper ornaments. Decorate holiday cookies and help yourself to hot cocoa. End your evening by decorating the Primrose sleigh and taking it on its first jaunt of the holiday season. All families will have an opportunity to take photos in the newly trimmed kitchen - a great memento to use in next year’s greeting card! RES $25/NR $38 per household Primrose Farm ear’s Eve Celebration Y w e N D L I W Sunday, December 31 11am-12:15pm All Ages Welcome Who is awake to celebrate and who is hibernating? Celebrate New Year’s Eve early as we meet the animals and share a toast at 12pm. 14004 • RES $5/NR $8 Adults are FREE! HKDC Winter on the Farm Saturday, January 6 • 1-5pm Escape the house and venture out into an agricultural winter wonderland! Greet the year round animal residents and visit with farm staff. Help with winter livestock chores, tromp around the lantern-lit farmyard in snowshoes and warm your hands over a bonfire barrel. Stop in the candlelit summer kitchen for hot chocolate, cookies, festive music and a holiday thank you card craft. Tractor-drawn wagon rides will be available on the half hour for an additional $2 per person. All Ages Admission: RES $7/NR $11 per person Wagon Ride: RES/NR $2 per person Primrose Farm • 14579 SPECIAL EVENTS 17 Age Group AUGUST Aquatic Fun! Programs Daily Admission* tterCove Aquatic Park Open Swim Twilight Swim Lap Swim Group Rates Ages 3+ Ages 3+ Ages 16+ Ages 3+ RES $9/NR $14 RES/NR $6 RES/NR $4 RES $7/NR $11 REGISTER NOW for August Swim Lessons at Otter Cove! Monday-Thursday • August 7-17 • Bubble Club Tadpoles, age 6-36 mo. w/parent • Swim Academy Prep, age 4-5 • Bubble Club Frogs, age 3-4 • Swim Academy, age 5+ Be a Lifeguard for a Day Sundae Sunday Mermaid & Pirate Night Exclusive VIP Party Amazing Monday River Water Walk Closing Day Aug 3 Aug 6 Aug 9 Aug 10 Aug 14 Aug 20 Sep 4 Daily Admission* Open Swim Twilight Swim Lap Swim Ages 3+ Ages 3+ Ages 16+ RES $7/NR $11 RES/NR $5 RES/NR $4 Float Nights M&F Superhero Night Aug 2 Be A Lifeguard for a Day Aug 9 Princess Night Aug 9 Deck Art Day Aug 10 Family Olympics Aug 15 Monster Night Aug 16 It’s One Big Pool Party Aug 18 Closing Day Aug 22 *Bring proof of residency for your daily admission. Ages 2 & under are free. The daily fee allows admittance to the entire aquatic facility for one day. A readmittance stamp will be provided for those who paid the daily admission fee and wish to leave and then return later in the same day. Ask for the readmittance stamp at the admissions desk before you leave. For hours of operation and more details, visit ottercove.org or swansonpool.org. SPECIAL FALL RATE Along the Fox River in Pottawatomie Park 630-584-1028 Fun for Everyone! riverviewminigolf.org Hours of Operation Daily Admissions September 9-24 SaSu11am-7pm Pre-Pay & Play Pass Now-August 22, 26, 27, September 2 & 3 Su-F11am-10pm Sa11am-11pm Holiday Hours Labor Day 11am-9pm Kayak & Pedal Boat Rentals Ages 16+ $6 Ages 6-15 $5 Ages 5 & Under $3 Groups of 10+ $4.50 per person Twilight $4 (valid 1 hour before closing) 5 rounds 10 rounds Now-mid-August Open daily 11am-6pm (weather permitting) $17 per hour per boat 18 stcparks.org $22.50, up to a $7.50 savings $45, up to a $15 savings Weekends beginning September 9 Ages 6+ $4 Ages 5 & Under $3 Pottawatomie Golf Course Most Beautiful Golf Course in the Fox Valley! 845 N. Second Avenue in Pottawatomie Park REGULATION 9-HOLE GOLF COURSE DESIGNED BY ROBERT TRENT JONES, SR. EST 1939 R E N OW N E D G O L F C O U R S E A R C H IT EC T Pro Shop Open Mar 1-Dec 23 Seasonally Dawn to Dusk Golf Course Open Weather Permitting Green Fees Tee Time Reservations 630-584-8356 facebook.com/ pottawatomiegolfcourse Sign up for eNews pottawatomiegc.com From Tee to Green & Everything in Between Now-September Before 8am 8am-3pm 8am-3pm* 3pm-Twilight Twilight** Replays SaSu & M-FHoliday $15$20 $19$20 $17$20 $15$20 $12$12 $12$12 October -December All Day Twilight** Replays M-F SaSu $15$15 $12$12 $12$12 *Ages 18 & Under and Ages 60+ **Walking only...times subject to change throughout the season due to change in daylight hours. Carts & Club Rentals A Perfect Gift! Punch Card - $84 May be used for any tee times, a family outing or small group visits at the golf course. Ron Skubisz Golf Course Manager & Pull Carts$3 Riding Carts $10 per rider Clubs $15 SENIOR Golf Days Group Lessons (1 hour) 2 or more people. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30/person Beginner Family Lesson (1 hour) Focus on the fundamentals of the swing, posture, grip, alignment, putting, chipping, pitching and limited full swing. 630-513-4353 [email protected] Denise Gillett-Parchert Golf Course Superintendent 630-513-4351 [email protected] Bill Ogiego Assistant Golf Manager 630-584-8356 [email protected] Focus on the fundamentals of a good swing; posture, grip and alignment. Goal is to create swing where upper body (arms and shoulders) and lower body (hips and legs) work together to form a balanced swing. Individual Lessons (45 minutes) Ages 19+ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50 Ages 18 & under. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $42 PGA Golf Pro Private Lessons with Golf Pro Ron Skubisz Every Monday $60 per household up to 4 family members *Not offered on holidays. Ages 60+ are invited to play a round of nine holes for only $14. Singles, couples and groups welcome! Here’s a great opportunity to experience your award-winning golf course, meet new players, or even bring your grandchildren for an additional $12 per person. Cart rental is reduced to $8 per golfer. A Certified Audubon Sanctuary Since 1997 630-584-8356 • pottawatomiegc.com 19 JOHN B. NORRIS RECREATION CENTER For the Health of it! 1050 Dunham Road on St. Charles East High School’s Campus Managed by the St. Charles Park District in cooperation with Community Unit School District 303 •6300 sq. ft. Fitness Room • Install Elevator to Improve Accessibility •Replacement of Air Handler Units & Electrical Power Panels •Addition of 2nd Group Exercise Studio & Minigym for Court Sports M-Th 5:20am-10pm 5:20am-9pm Sa 5:30am-8pm Su8am-8pm F See website for specific details and holiday closings. Exciting Changes facebook.com/ NorrisRecCenter Thanks for your patience! The construction is expected to be complete in late October. If you have any questions or concerns, call 630-377-1405. Keep track of the progress at facebook.com/NorrisRecCenter. FITNESS • Cardiovascular Fitness Equipment • Selectorized Strength Equipment • Free Weights • Locker Rooms, Whirlpool, Sauna & Towel Service • Group Fitness Classes •Child Care Services (additional fee) • Personal Training (additional fee) • Massage Therapy (additional fee) Construction Closure • July 31 - August 13 The entire facility will be closed for replacement of electrical switch gear, panel boards and elevator shaft work. Members are welcome to use Swanson Pool. Members 18 and over may use Delnor Community Health and Fitness Center and Pool at designated times. Present your NRC membership card for entry. Temporary Fitness Floor Access the tennis complex through the tennis equipment storage room to reach the fitness equipment. Please walk behind the blue curtain when the tennis courts are being used. Indoor cycle classes will be held on Tennis Court #4 at regularly scheduled times. Membership Includes use of fitness center, group fitness classes, child care services*, tennis program discounts, lap/open swim, swim program discounts, sauna and whirlpool. RESM/ month** RESM/ year NRM/ month** NRM/ year Ages 12-18 $33 $375 $42 $478 Ages 19+ $35 $399 $45 $513 Ages 60+ $33 $375 $42 $478 Family $60 $684 $71 $809 Couple Ages 19+ $58 $660 $69 $786 Couple Ages 60+ $55 $627 $66 $752 Individual Andrea Masoncup Asst. Superintendent of Recreation 630-677-0303 [email protected] Rachel Vuorenmaa Membership Services Supervisor 630-377-1406 [email protected] Bill Dahm Tennis Pro Supervisor 630-377-1407 [email protected] Michael Basham Junior Tennis Coordinator 630-377-1408 [email protected] 20 n o r r i s r e c . o r g • 6 3 0 - 3 7 7 - 14 0 5 TENNIS • • • • • • • • • easonable Rates for Court Reservations R Private & Semi Private Lessons Instruction for all Skill Levels Junior Group Tennis Program Adult Group Tennis Program Weekly Tennis Drills USTA Matches Host Site Indirect Lighting Home of Northern Illinois Travel Tennis League AQUATICS • 50-meter Indoor Pool • Lap Lanes Available • Private & Group Swim Lessons & Programs • Home of St. Charles Aquatics (stcswim.com) Group All listed rates are subject to change by the St. Charles Park District. For Corporate Membership information, call 630-377-1405 *Includes up to three children. Daily admission fees apply for additional children. **Auto-renewing month-to-month payments. Membership applications are available at the Norris Recreation Center. Membership Classifications Individual = One person Couple = Two people residing at the same address. Family = Parent(s) and dependents(s), ages 22 & under, residing at the same address. RESM = Resident Member NRM = Nonresident Member Junior Group Tennis Programs Tennis can provide many benefits for children including building social relationships, developing confidence and experiencing the concept of competition in a low-pressure setting. Children will learn new skills, build a positive teamwork frame and gain the health benefits of being active. Each group of participants will be divided based on age and skill level. Hot Shots Hot Shots • Ages 4-6 - Learn basic tennis fundamentals while playing various fun tennis games. Participants will work on developing hand-eye coordination and basic movement skills. Using age-appropriate tennis equipment, the tennis professional will help students become comfortable and familiar with the different parts of the tennis court. RESM/ NRM RES/ NR M Aug 28-Oct 30* 4:45-5:30pm $144 $171 Su Sep 10-Nov 5 12-12:45pm $144 $171 M Nov 6-Dec 18 4:45-5:30pm $112 $133 Su Nov 12-Dec 17 12-12:45pm $96 $114 4:30-5:30pm $220 $260 Stars F Sep 1-Nov 3 Sa Sep 9-Nov 4 sport. Participants will continue to work on hand-eye coordination and improve basic skills along with beginning to concentrate on tracking the ball from farther distances. Movement levels will be increased as students become more comfortable with these new skills. Additional work on tennis strokes will be incorporated. F Nov 10-Dec 22* Sa Superstars • Ages 7-10 - This program does not require previous tennis experience, but is a continued class to those enrolled in Hot Shots or Stars. Participants will review basic skills, learn the techniques of serving and be exposed to scoring. Ball tracking will develop as students learn more diverse types of shots. Drills will be introduced so participants will begin to rally with others in class. Challengers • Ages 8-12 - This program requires a basic understanding of the 9-10am $198 $234 4:30-5:30pm $132 $156 Nov 11-Dec 16 9-10am $132 $156 Tu Aug 29-Oct 24 4:30-5:30pm $198 $234 Th Aug 31-Nov 2 4:30-5:30pm $220 $260 Sa Sep 9-Nov 4 10-11am $198 $234 Tu Nov 7-Dec 19 4:30-5:30pm $154 $182 Th Nov 9-Dec 21 4:30-5:30pm $132 $156 Sa Nov 11-Dec 16 10-11am $132 $156 Tu Aug 29-Oct 24 5:30-6:30pm $198 $234 Challengers PLUS • Ages 8-12 - This program is designed to introduce our Th Aug 31-Nov 2 5:30-6:30pm $220 $260 younger advanced players to more consistent point play, development of the serve, and a thorough introduction into playing a match and keeping track of the score of a match. Students should be able to maintain a 4+ ball rally and have a moderate sense for proper swing techniques before enrolling in this class. Tu Nov 7-Dec 19 5:30-6:30pm $154 $182 Th Nov 9-Dec 21 5:30-6:30pm $132 $156 Middle School/High School Beginners • Ages 13-18 - This program allows beginners to learn the basic fundamentals of the game, while developing and adding skills throughout the class. Basic rules of tennis will be introduced. Participants will learn how to keep score as they become able to serve and play for points. M Aug 28-Oct 30* 6:30-7:30pm $198 $234 W Aug 30-Nov 1 4:30-5:30pm $220 $260 M Nov 6-Dec 18 6:30-7:30pm $154 $182 W Nov 8-Dec 20 4:30-5:30pm $154 $182 Stars • Ages 6-8 - For new tennis players or those already introduced to the game and skills of tennis, as the tennis professionals will help further develop participant’s skills with more game-like drills from the other side of the net. Participants will learn and develop more side-to-side, forward and volleying movement skills. Scoring will be emphasized while the tennis professional adds more live play situations. Superstars Challengers Challenger Plus Middle School/High School Beginners Tennis Court Reservations M Aug 28-Oct 30* 5:30-6:30pm $198 $234 Beginning effective August 1, 2017 F Sep 1-Nov 3 5:30-6:30pm $198 $234 Members may reserve a court up to one week in advance. Nonmembers may reserve a court up to 24 hours in advance. M Nov 6-Dec 18 5:30-6:30pm $154 $182 F Nov 10-Dec 15* 5:30-6:30pm $132 $154 Hourly Court Time & Fees* RESM/NRM RES/NR* M-F 5:30-9am Free $18 M-F 9am-8pm $18 $18 M-F 8pm-Close Free $18 Sa 5:30-9am Free $18 Sa 9am-5pm $18 $18 Adult Group Tennis Programs Sa 5pm-8pm Free $18 Su 8-11am Free $18 Su 11am-5pm $18 $18 • Men’s Drill & Play • Mixed Drill & Play • Beginner Lessons • Advance Beginner Lessons Su 5pm-Close Free $18 For program details, visit norrisrec.org *NO CLASS SEP 4, 9 & NOV 23 & 24 *Daily drop-in fees are required in addition to the court reservation hourly fee for all nonmembers. 6 3 0 - 3 7 7 - 14 0 5 • n o r r i s r e c . o r g 21 A Unique Place for Teens! 101 S. Second Street in Baker Community Center Featuring… • Computer Lab & Lounge • Gaming Systems with Large TVs • Billiards & Air Hockey • Ping Pong & Foosball • Art Area SuMClosed Tu-Th 3-9pm F 3-10pm Sa 1-10pm FREE Membership Open to all Middle & High School students, ages 11-19, residing within School District 303 boundaries. Visit STCU with a parent/guardian to get your free membership and register for classes, trips and events! facebook.com/ stcunderground youtube.com/ thestcunderground Follow STCU @ stcunderground FREE! Study Night Ages 11-19 Darby Beasley Bring your homework, study materials, or a book to read and study along with your classmates. Only those studying may use the computers. After studying, everyone needs a break - right? Enjoy pizza and drinks, which are provided by the St. Charles Noon Kiwanis Club. STCU members only. Tu Tu Tu Tu Tu Tu FREE Sep 5 6-7:45pm Sep 19 6-7:45pm Oct 3 6-7:45pm Oct 17 6-7:45pm Nov 7 6-7:45pm Dec 5 6-7:45pm but please register 14989 14590 14591 14592 14593 14594 BCC Help make programming decisions. Participate in community service projects. Meet the first Tuesday of every month. STCU members only. 22 Dan Procaccio Teen Recreation Supervisor 630-513-4322 [email protected] FREE! 14182 BCC Scary Movie Madness Ages 11-19 Daniel Procaccio 14585 BCC Great America Fright Fest Trip Ages 11-19 Daniel Procaccio The STCU is heading to Great America for their annual Fright Fest. Ride their legendary nail biting rides all while experiencing the thrills and chills of Halloween themed fun. We will leave from the Teen Center and travel by bus to Great America. Make sure to bring money for food. Teen Program & Darby Beasley W Sep 27 6-9pm FREE but please register NEW! Darby Beasley 630-513-4321 [email protected] Ages 11-19 The STCU is having a t-shirt logo contest. Put your graphic design and art skills to use by coming up with a design that we can put on a t-shirt. The winning design will be selected to be placed on t-shirts that we will sell here at the Teen Center. Participants can enter by themselves or partner up with a friend. Submissions will be due on the date of the activity. W Oct 11-25 6-8pm FREE but please register Get involved with your teen center! Center Director STCU T-Shirt Design Contest Do you like scary movies? Join us for several nights of hair raising films that will make you jump. Popcorn and refreshments will be served. STCU members only. Teen Advisory Group FREE! NEW! Sa Oct 14 12-7pm $47 Smash Tourney Ages 11-19 Daniel Procaccio Enjoy a low-key night chillaxin’ with your friends at St. Charles’ best teen hangout. Music, minecraft tourneys, dodgeball, pizza and more! STCU members only. Sa Sep 16 6-9pm 14586 Sa Nov 18 6-9pm 14587 $5 BCC stcunderground.com • 630-513-4380 14181 BCC HEY TEENS… Remember to check the teen & adult section for programs: art, photography, dance and more… NEW! See pages Thanksgiving Dinner Warm Up Ages 11-18 Darby Beasley It’s time to practice for the big day! Join the STCU in preparing our own Thanksgiving dinner. We will make some of the classics and chow down for a Thanksgiving warm up! Have ideas on what we should make? Let the staff know and we will try to include everyone’s favorites. 59-65 for details F Nov 17 6-10pm 14179 $5 BCC Statesville Haunted Prison Trip NEW! Ages 15-19 Darby Beasley Join STCU staff on a trip to the scariest haunted house around! The Prisoners have rioted, the guards have fled, a darkness has seized control of this Maximum Security Prison and our Warden has opened the gates for visitors! Now you must find your way through 23 maximum security cells and come eye to eye with over 100 criminals that were too evil to die. Transportation from the STC Underground to haunted prison, supervision, and entrance fee included. Must be 15 or older. F Oct 20 4-9pm $45 14180 BCC FREE! Costume Contest Ages 11-19 Daniel Procaccio Think you have the best costume for this frightfully fun holiday? Hang out at the Underground for an old-fashioned Halloween costume party. Food, snacks and candy served. At the end of the night,one winner will be honored with the ‘Best Costume!’ STCU members only. Tu Oct 31 6-8pm 14583 FREE but please register BCC FREE! Explore Fermilab Ages 11-19 Daniel Procaccio Ever wondered what happens at Fermilab? They answer questions like: What are we made of? How did the universe begin? What secrets do the smallest, most elemental particles of matter hold, and how can they help us understand the intricacies of space and time? STCU members only. Sa Nov 11 12-3pm FREE but please register FREE! See page 12 for details 14588 BCC Fall Fun Day Ages 11-19 Daniel Procaccio Head on down to the STCU for our Fall Fun Day. We will be carving pumpkins, roasting pumpkin seeds, drinking cider and more! STCU members only F Oct 27 5-8pm FREE but please register 14584 BCC See page 14 for details 630-513-4380 • stcunderground.com 23 Experience Farm Life 5N726 Crane Road Featuring… DIY Farm Series: Candle Making Ages 6+ • Dairy Barn & Milk House • Summer Kitchen • Hog House & Sheep House • Pump House • Chicken Coop • Machine Shed • Historic Farm Demonstration Plots • 100 Acres of Agricultural Open Space • Picnic Pavilion & Interpretive Shelter • Farm Discovery Trails • Fruit Orchard • Farmhouse (not open to the public) Farm Farm Events! Events! Farm Frolic . . . . . . . . 9 Moonlight . . . . . . . . 11 Hayrides An Apple . . . . . . . . . . 11 Afternoon Emily Lambillotte Candle making is a fun and easy way to bring out your inner crafting genius! All ages are welcome to participate in this step by step tutorial instructed by a Primrose farmer. Choose your own color, design and scent to make your very own wax creation. All students will be able to take home their candle at the end of the session. Sign up today! Th Oct 5 6-7pm RES $10/NR $15 14410 PCC Trim the Kitchen. . . 17 Winter on . . . . . . . . . 17 the Farm All buildings are open when staff is on site with the exception of the Farmhouse. Grounds Open Dawn to Dusk Office Hours M-Sa8am-3pm DIY Farm Series: Homemade Cheese Ages 7+ Emily Lambillotte Everything is more delicious when it is homemade, and cheese is no exception! All ages are welcome to participate in this program, where a Primrose farmer will teach students how to prepare delicious mozzarella cheese. Participants are welcome to take home any cheese that they create to enjoy with the whole family. Interpretive Services 630-513-4374 [email protected] Need more info? Visit FoxtrotOrganicFarm.com. Manager of Farm Programs & Emily Lambillotte Farms Programs Supervisor 630-513-4382 [email protected] 24 Now through early November Every Wednesday • 3-7pm Every Saturday • 9am-1pm Visit Primrose Farm and your local organic farmers - Foxtrot owners Ellen & Jeff - who will happily provide you with some of the best local, exceptional and sustainable produce in the Fox Valley area! The Farm Stand will feature unique heirloom and open-pollinated varieties you won’t find in most stores. Purchase Primrose Farm eggs and 130+ types of fresh, organic fruits, vegetables, herbs and cut flowers. Alison Jones Th Oct 12 6-7:30pm RES $10/NR $15 facebook.com/ primrosefarm primrosefarmpark.com • 630-513-4370 NEW! 14411 PCC DIY Farm Series: Brew Your Own Beer Ages 21+ Emily Lambillotte Learn the art of craft brewing in our brand new adult program! Students will participate in a step by step tutorial taught by an experienced brewing instructor on how to create your very own home brew. After all of the heavy duty work, students will also enjoy a craft beer tasting provided by the instructor. Sign up today and hone in on your newest hobby! Th Oct 19 6-8pm RES $20/NR $30 14412 PCC Junior Farmers Primrose Farm offers a unique way for children to engage with history, explore agriculture and examine the natural world. Even the littlest farmer can become a protector of the past, an advocate for animals and a steward of the environment. To become a Junior Farmer, kids of all ages can pick up an activity book in the farm office. Booklets cost $2 and are available Monday to Saturday from 8am-3pm. After collecting their booklet, potential Junior Farmers will tour the site – visiting animals, completing puzzles and finding hidden clues. Once all the required activities are completed, the book can be returned to the office where a Primrose Farmer will check the work and award the new Junior Farmer their very own Primrose Farm Junior Farmer bandana! Drop-In Programs Enjoy Farm Fun on Select Wednesdays & Saturdays! On Site Registrations Accepted. All ages welcome. Ages 15 & under must be accompanied by an adult. Please arrive 10 minutes early to register on site. Hands-on Milking 10am Every Wed & Sat Spend your morning cozying up to the Primrose cows! Meet these lovely ladies and discover what goes into dairying - the breeding, raising and milking of dairy animals. Then get up close and personal with one of the ‘fresh’ cows and try your hand at milking. RES $5/NR $8 per person Chicken & Egg Let the Primrose Farm staff tailor a one-of-a-kind scouting program to learn about agricultural farming, animal care and husbandry, environmentalism and hands-on history to meet your specific badge needs! All scout troops are invited to work alongside the farmers and educators for a unique learning experience. Birthday Parties See page 37 for details Caring for farm animals, milking cows, tending to the vegetable gardens, beekeeping, hiking trails, wagon rides and exploring historical sites are just some of the activities available. Volunteer Opportunities Do you need community service hours for school, scouts or church? Are you looking for an opportunity to get your hands dirty and give back to the community? Primrose Farm is always in search of volunteers to help with livestock chores, gardening and farm clean up. Ages 15 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Boy Scouts • Custom Programs • Boy Scout Badges • Eagle Scout Projects Girl Scouts • Custom Programs • Girl Scout Badges and Journeys • Gold Award Projects School Programming These 1-hour programs are offered weekdays and Saturdays at your troops’ convenience. Fee is $5 per scout. A tractor-drawn hayride can be added for an additional $2 per person. To schedule a program or for more details, call 630-513-4370. Schedule your Primrose Farm field trip today! Custom programs available. Starts at only $2/ child. Call for more details. 11am Every Wed & Sat See, hear and touch the Columbian Wyandotte chickens that call Primrose home and help gather farm fresh eggs straight from the nest. All pickers take home a share of the eggs collected! RES $5/NR $8 per person Hold Your Horses 2pm 1st & 3rd Sat Crazy about horses? Here’s your chance to mingle with some gentle giants - the Primrose Farm Belgian draft horses. Explore basic grooming techniques and learn about equine care practices of today and yesterday. RES $5/NR $8 per person Feed the Animals 2pm 2nd & 4th Sat Please feed the animals! It’s not often that you’ll hear this being said on a farm. Get a unique – behind the scenes – opportunity to help feed the farm’s animal residents. Learn about the care and feeding of livestock and how their specialized diets vary throughout the year. RES $5/NR $8 per person Drop-In Programs offered March through November (weather permitting). Visit website for details. 630-513-4370 • primrosefarmpark.com 25 Featuring Fox Valley’s Natural Treasures 3795 Campton Hills Road in James O. Breen Community Park Featuring… • Live Animals, Reptiles & Insects • Blandings Turtle Pond • Bird Feeder Discovery Area • Musk Ox Exhibit • Taxidermy Displays Tu-Sa10am-4pm Th 4-8pm* Su 12-4pm *SEASONAL THROUGH OCTOBER 26 National Public Lands Day Volunteers in Action Projects for All Ages & Abilities! Saturday • September 30 • 10am-12pm Seed Harvesting Saturday • October 7 • 10am-12pm Make A Difference Day See page 10 for details Saturday • October 28 • 9am-12pm facebook.com/ hickoryknollsdiscoverycenter See page 14 for details NEW! Scarecrow Search THE GREAT Saturday October 14 5:30-7pm See page 12 for details Saturday & Sunday • October 21-22 Pam Otto Manager of Nature Programs & Interpretive Services 630-513-4346 [email protected] Denis Kania Manager of Natural Areas 630-513-4367 [email protected] Laura McCoy Nature Programs Supervisor 630-513-4393 [email protected] 26 stcnature.org • 630-513-4399 nta’s Woodland Sa HOP OLIDAY WORKS H am Sun, Dec 3 • 10-11:30 :15am Santa Arrives at 10 See page 16 for details WILD New Y ear’s Eve Celebration Saturday, December 31 11am-12:15pm All Ages Welcome See page 17 for details All Ages Crafty Critters c i t s a t n a F s r e h t a Fe NEW! Craft in a way that will both help you celebrate the winter season and save the earth at the same time. Make an ornament from recycled fabric to take home and hang on your own tree. Craft is ongoing during hours of operation and is selfguided. Advance registration required. 14169 HKDC Spectacular September Family Hike Ages 3+ M Oct 23 9-10am RES $10/NR $15 14007 HKDC Ages 1-6 Laura McCoy 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. Tu Oct 31 10am-4pm RES $2/NR $3 14161 HKDC Laura McCoy 14178 HKDC W Dec 6 6:30-7:30pm RES $5/NR $8 NEW! 14172 HKDC Ages 6-10 Laura McCoy M Nov 20 9am-3pm RES $40/NR $60 Ages 1-6 NEW! Laura McCoy Everyone needs a home, even the gingerbread man! Meet some animals, learn about their habitats and then build your own take home treat. Start the season off right in a sweet fashion! W Dec 6 9-10am RES $5/NR $8 14170 HKDC Experts in specific fields offer insightful information and inspiring thoughtful discussions. This series is a partnership with St. Charles Park District, Geneva Park District and Kane County Forest Preserve District. Cabin Fever Mini Camp M Nov 13 9-10am RES $5/NR $8 Marshmallow Wonderland 14159 HKDC Laura McCoy Going squirrelly thinking about being inside? We understand! Go nuts with a mini camp that will keep you from being unthankful about the start of your school break. Dress to be outside for part of the day. Advance registration is required. NEW! Laura McCoy Th Sep 14 6:30-8pm FREE but please register Hickory Knolls is home to many animals that have been rescued. Bring a stuffed animal friend to meet some of the animals that call the Discovery Center home and then play along with a pretend check-up for your stuffed friend. Advance registration is required. 14168 HKDC Ages 16+ Climate change is a local issue as much as it is a global issue. Come explore the topic of climate change and ways to reduce your environmental impact in your everyday life. We will examine the global crisis and look at specific Chicago area concerns that the changing climate presents. You will leave with knowledge to make environmentally friendly decisions and ways to encourage others to do the same. Star Wars - Jedi Challenge Ages 3+ Climate Change - A Hot Topic Channel your sensory skills as you challenge against the true Jedi Masters-the animals. Animal adaptions allow them to survive the wild and you can see if your senses measure up to the ‘force’ of nature. Adults are free. Advance registration is required. Nature’s Animal Hospital Ages 1-6 NEW! Come enjoy the trails in our beautiful natural area with a sendoff to summer. The prairie will be in its final full bloom. We will look for native plants and animals and have fun along the way. Trails are on hills with uneven terrain and are not conducive to strollers. Please wear close toed shoes and dress for the weather. Register all hikers. NEW! 14002 HKDC Jeanette Joy Sa Sep 16 10-11am RES $2/NR $3 Trick or Treat with the NEW! Critters Ages 3+ W-F Jan 3-5 9am-12pm RES $55/NR $80 14171 HKDC Ages 1-6 The plants may be getting ready for the end of the season, but we can still celebrate the joy of the harvest. Explore plants from the seed to the fruit and you will paint a pumpkin to take home and enjoy. Adults are free. NEW! Tu-Th Dec 19-21 10am-4pm RES $2/NR $3 The Great Pumpkin Laura McCoy Join Elsa, Anna and Olaf in winter adventures around Hickory Knolls. We will play games, try wintery science experiments, make crafts and meet many animals who enjoy winter. Come prepared for an outdoor hike if the weather allows. Snowpants recommended. Pre-registration required. All Ages Calling all turkey fans! Drop in for a free, selfguided craft that will keep you from feeling like a bird brain. Tu-W,F Nov 21-22, 24 10am-4pm FREE but please register FROZEN Fun Camp NEW! NEW! A Little Bird Told Me Ages 16+ 14167 HKDC Zombie Survival Ages 8-12 Laura McCoy Up for a challenge? Try your hand at shelter building, fire starting and finding your way with a compass to see if you have the skills to survive an apocalypse. Come prepared to be outside and dress for the weather. See if you can outsmart the undead! F Oct 6 9am-12pm RES $20/NR $30 14005 HKDC Denis Kania Birds have changed Denis Kania’s life. He now looks differently at people, the world and our future. Join Denis as he explains how his world travels have shaped his perspective on ecological conservation both near and far away. The ultimate message is–how we can make better decisions that affect our local environment, and places around the world. Tu Sep 19 7-8:30pm $10 14153 HKDC Learning opportunities are continually evolving. For a current program list, visit kaneforest.com to download the ‘Tree Line’ newsletter. 630-513-4399 • stcnature.org 27 All Ages NEW FREE* **REGISTER EARLY SPACE IS LIMITED NEW! • Guided Programs: 1 hour, $50/15 scouts, held at HKDC • Self-Guided Programs: $15 for 1-day use of curriculum & materials, used on- or off-site • Programs scheduled on a first-come, first served basis • Naturalists assistance for individual scouts working on Bronze, Silver or Gold Awards or an Eagle Scout Rank Sep 7 • 6-7:30pm • FREE A Treemendous Recharge Enjoy the evening hours at Hickory Knolls and drop in for a self-guided scavenger hunt on the trails. Time to turn off the screens and allow fresh air to recharge you. Pack a picnic dinner to start your evening with a full tummy. No registration required. NEW! Sep 21 • 6:30-7pm • 14165 RES $5/NR $8 per person GIRL SCOUTS PJ Party with the Critters The animals like bedtime stories too! Wear your most comfortable pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal to meet the critters of Hickory Knolls. Meet some of our friends and they will share some of their favorite stories. End with cookies and milk. Adults are free. NEW! Sep 28 • 6-7:30pm • FREE Treemendous Leaves Loving the leaf color? So are we! Stop in for some leaf inspired activities and head out on the trails for a refreshing walk and leafy scavenger hunt. All activities are self-guided. No registration required. NEW! Oct 5 • 6:30-7:30pm • 14156 RES $5/NR $8 per person Pumpkin Painting Party It all started with a tiny seed in the spring and now we are ready to decorate and celebrate. Make a pumpkin masterpiece to take home and start the Halloween season in style. Adults are free. Please register all participating children. Daisies • The Comforts of Home • You’re Going to Use That? NEW! Oct 19 • 6:30-7:30pm • FREE Fall Fireside Fun Join the St. Charles Public Library for some ‘spirited’ fun around the campfire. Enjoy a fall themed evening with a touch of scary, but not too scary! End the evening with s’more treats that will leave you more sticky than scared. NEW! Oct 26 • 6:30-7:30pm • FREE Bat House Helpers Brownies • H20: What is it? Where is it? • This is Bugging Me! • Hittin’ the Dusty Trail Juniors • Green Building Investigation • Going Beyond the 3 Rs • Flower Power • This Isn’t Mr. McGregor’s Garden If you build it, they will come! Help paint a bat house that will be hung on the grounds of Hickory Knolls in a great bat habitat. Enjoy visiting the bat house you helped paint later in the summer when you can see who is calling it home. Oct 12 • 6-7:30pm • FREE NEW! Things that Make You Go Ewww-Scavenger Hunt Ghouls and gross make Halloween fun, but nature has some pretty yucky stuff of its own! Drop in for a self-guided, outside scavenger hunt that will leave you going Ewwwww! Little Library Little Library Hickory Knolls Discovery Center is home to a “Little Library,” a community leading library of naturethemed books. Borrow a book to read at home or share a story with one of the resident animals. Donations of nature-themed books in good condition are welcome. 28 stcnature.org • 630-513-4399 y Hikers p p a H WALKING GROUP Celebrate fall while witnessing the blaze of colors in the natural area. Hikes are over moderate terrain. Wear appropriate shoes. Dress for the weather. Current hikers, please note the new later start time for fall. Wednesdays • Sep 6-Dec 6 Ages 50+ • 8:30-9:30am • 14637 FREE but please register CUB SCOUTS Lion Cub • Mountain Lion Tiger Cub • Backyard Jungle Wolf Cub • Paws-on-the-Path Bear Cub • Fur, Feathers and Ferns Webelos • Into the Wild • Into the Woods • Earth Rocks To schedule an adventure, contact Laura McCoy at 630-513-4393 or [email protected] For more program details, visit stcnature.org. Meet the Extraordinary Reptiles If you like reptiles, you’re going to love Hickory Knolls! Our center’s collection of education animals includes more than a dozen species of snakes, turtles and lizards. Some are native to St. Charles, some are native to Illinois, and a few are exotics, but all have a story to tell. Birthday Parties Most important, none of these amazing creatures were taken from the wild to be put on display. You can read about their backgrounds, described in our interpretive signage, or you can ask a naturalist. We are more than happy to share all we know. Hickory Knolls Discovery Center • • • • • • • • • Bug Bonanza Dino Dig FUNtastic Fairies Reptile Extravaganza Hickory Knolls Whodunnits Animal Adventures Birthday Chefs Art on the Wild Side Nighttime Nature See page 37 for details Need a place for a wedding, baby shower, business meeting, family reunion or special event? HK Outreach We have a unique space for you! If you can’t get out into Nature, let Nature come to you! Hickory Knolls’ traveling naturalists bring slides, artifacts and other hands-on items to engage your group in interactive learning at your location. Programs are offered Monday through Friday, between 9am and 3pm. To schedule a program, contact Jeanette Joy at 630-513-4357 or [email protected] EARLY CHILDHOOD Preschools, Daycare Operations $50 for up to 15 children $3 for each additional child 10% discount for booking 3 or more programs • • • • Bird is the Word Adventures with Reptiles Fabulous Fall Getting Ready for Winter The Hickory Knolls Discovery Center is a 10,500 sq. ft. building featuring a spacious lobby that soars more than 20 feet in height, with floor-to-ceiling windows that frame views of the oak savanna just outside the doors. A wide range of attractions appeal to visitors of all ages including live animal displays, interactive floor-to-ceiling murals, indoor turtle pond and wetland exhibit, and more. OLDER ADULT Senior Living and Assisted Care Facilities $50/program 10% discount for booking 3 or more programs • Adorable Animal Babies • The Seven Wonders of the Natural World • Unbelievable Animal Friendships • Home Sweet Home • Life in the Desert • Secrets of the Rainforest Space for any occasion Reasonable Rates • Twinleaf Room East (Capacity 50-75*) • Twinleaf Room West (Capacity 50-75*) • Twinleaf Room Both (Capacity 150) • Wahoo Room (Capacity 25) *Depends upon the type of event and set up needs. Available weekdays, evenings and weekends. Kitchen and audio visual equipment additional. To schedule your event or inquire about more details, contact Jen Anderson at 630-513-4345 or [email protected] 630-513-4399 • stcnature.org 29 Heat your home and help out a great cause! Give Nature A Hand Fundraiser for Hickory Knolls Discovery Center Join naturalist staff for weekly restoration days in the community’s scenic natural areas! Firewood Sales Now to February 23. While Supplies Last. Hardwood mix consists of oak, cherry, hickory and walnut. $110 per face cord* Delivery included. To place an order and arrange for delivery, call Denis Kania at 630-513-4367. NOTE: Due to concerns over emerald ash borer, Kane County is under a State of Illinois firewood quarantine. Firewood may be delivered only to addresses within Kane County. *A face cord is a 4' by 8' stack of approximately 220 pieces of 14"-18" in length. Become a Naturalist Today! Saturdays • 9am-12pm 1st: Hickory Knolls Natural Area 2nd: Norris Woods Nature Preserve 3rd: Ferson Creek Fen Nature Preserve 4th: Persimmon Woods To volunteer, call 630-513-4367. For more details, visit stcnature.org. Magnificent Natural Areas Geology • Climate • Ecology • Prairie Woodlands • Wetlands • Aquatic Systems For locations, see page 83. Want to learn about Kane County’s fastest-growing natureeducation program for adults? Attend one of these free informational sessions to find out what all the excitement is about. Call now to reserve your spot! A native oak-hickory woodland with century-old trees plus native plantings, interpretive signage, fishing opportunities, picnic pavilions, paved pathways and a dam with a small waterfall. Ages 18+ Th Dec 7 Sa Dec 9 Premiere wetland with a sedge meadow, boardwalk, fen with rare plants, walking trails, floodplain forest and prairie restoration. Designated as an Illinois State Nature Preserve. 7pm 10am HKDC CBNC FREE! Delnor Woods – 42 acres Ferson Creek Fen Nature Preserve – 46 acres Classes begin in January 2018 • $250/person Cooperative program of the Forest Preserve District of Kane County, St. Charles Park District and Geneva Park District. The Mission of the Kane County Naturalist Corps is to promote awareness and citizen stewardship of Kane County and Illinois natural resources through science-based education and community service. For more information, call Pam Otto at 630-513-4346. Hickory Knolls Natural Area – 131 acres A large and extremely diverse landscape environment featuring restored woodlands, wetlands, prairie and savanna with a picnic pavilion and walking trails. Norris Woods Nature Preserve – 73 acres The St. Charles Park District is one An outstanding red oak forest with a wide diversity of wildflowers and a gravel biking trail. Designated as an Illinois State Nature Preserve. of more than 180 agencies and organizations that have joined together in the Chicago Wilderness effort. These groups have pledged to work in unison to protect Otter Creek Bend Wetland Park – 69 acres A model, restored wetland with interpretive signage, gravel walking trail system, creek bridge, and stone overlook. the natural communities of the Chicago region, to restore natural areas, to enrich the quality of life of its citizens and to contribute to the preservation of global biodiversity. 30 stcnature.org • 630-513-4399 Persimmon Woods – 30 acres A unique upland swamp with adjacent marshy wetlands and a white oak wooded enclave. Ferson Creek Park FREE Kayak/Canoe Launch On the River... “St. Charles Belle” and “Fox River Queen” Paddlewheel Riverboats Fishing Fun For All All anglers-amateur to expertenjoy fishing on the Fox River. State fishing licensing and regulations apply in all park district waterways. Public Boat Launch Boy Scout Island For more information, call 630-584-2334 or visit stcriverboats.com. ver Ri Fox ver Ri Fox Boy Scout Island • Mt. St. Mary Park Pottawatomie Park • Riverside Park Delnor Woods Park Pond Dunham Pond • Ferson Creek Park East Side Sports Complex Pond River Bend Community Park Pond Cruise the scenic Fox River from Pottawatomie Park aboard a paddlewheel riverboat! Enjoy travel from the era of Mark Twain through a green corridor of scenic beauty. It’s a great place to have your rehearsal dinners, weddings, church and school group outings, company parties, special luncheons, and neighborhood parties. Both boats have open-air upper decks for unobstructed sightseeing and the lower decks have windows that can be closed in cool or rainy weather. Sightseeing cruises available every May through mid-October. Prices vary depending on the length of the cruise and menu. l Trai Public Boat Launches Open Daily • 9am-Dusk (weather permitting) Must provide your own boat. For more details, call 630-584-1885. For Motor Boats & Jet Skiers Daily and season passes are required and can be purchased onsite at Boy Scout Island or Pottawatomie Community Center. Vehicles with trailers are not allowed to park at Ferson Creek Park, on private property or along Rt. 31. Kayak and Pedal Boat Rentals River View Miniature Golf Course Pottawatomie Park For Kayaks & Canoes Free at Mt. St. Mary Park & Ferson Creek Park Kayak & Pedal Boat Rentals For specific details, visit riverviewminigolf.com. Map not drawn to scale. U N I Q U E FA C I L I T I E S 31 FREE! For the love of art in the park People of all ages are welcome to enjoy this magnificent free exhibit of original and unique sculptures. ALL YEAR LONG Enjoy sculptures from the District’s permanent collection: At the River’s Edge, Interim X, Natural Wonders, Nice Pear, I’ve Been Kissed, Color of the Day, Mr. Eggwards, Maple Leaf Bench, Portals, Truth and the newest addition Winged Figure! MAY-SEPTEMBER Each annual exhibit offers sculptural masterpieces made from various mediums by artists from all over the country. OPEN GYM The Pottawatomie Community Center’s Conner Gymnasium is named in honor of William Conner for his 27 years of dedication and service as the Business Manager of the St. Charles Park District. Locker rooms and showers are available. Drop-In Fee (1 Visit) $3 per person Open Gym Pass (10 Visits) $25 per person* *Valid for 1 year from issue date Basketball Shoot some hoops! Fit in a pick-up game over the lunch hour or with friends after school; open gym has activities for all ages. Ages 11 and younger must be accompanied by a person, age 16+. Pickleball A combination of ping-pong, tennis and badminton. This mini-tennis game is played by 2 or 4 people, ages 18+, on a badminton-sized court using paddle racquets and a baseball sized wiffleball. Equipment provided. Preschool Playtime Let your little ones release their wiggles and giggles with some playtime fun. Play with scooters, balls, sit n’rides, adjustable basketball hoops and more! Children must be accompanied by an adult, age 16+, for supervision. Folding chairs available. Schedules are available at stcparks.org under Quick Clicks. 32 U N I Q U E FA C I L I T I E S S K R A P SKATE Closed December to March Mt. St. Mary Park Prairie Street, east of Rt 31 FREE! Open daily 9am to dusk (weather permitting) Skate enthusiasts of all ages can practice tricks and stunts using in-line skates, skateboards and bikes*. Although supervision is not provided, the St. Charles Park District strongly advises all users to wear personal safety equipment: helmets, knee pads and wrist guards. • 12' x 30' Half Pipe • 4' x 13' & 4' x 9' Bank Ramps • 8' x 18' Flat Wedge • 2' x 17' Planters & More! • 8' x 5' Launch Ramp • 4' x 11' & 4' x 7' Quarter Pipe & More! * Bikes are not allowed at Mt. St. Mary Park. East Side Sports Complex 3565 Legacy Blvd off Kirk Rd • 6' Quarter Pipe • 6' Bank with Roll-in • 3' Quarter Pipe • 3' Quarter Bank • 18"-9' Sloped Manual Pad • 5' Quarter Pipe with 45° Bowl & Hip • 9”-18” Kinked Grind Rail • 2' Custom Grind Box & More! River Bend Community Park Courier & Geneva Aves • 2' x 14' Planter • 4' x 18' Wedge • 9-20", 4' x 16' Raked Maul Pad • 10' Round Grind Rail • 4' Flat Grind Box • 15" high, 14' Curved Grind Ledge • 11' Quarter Pipe East Side Sports Complex Access via the parking lot off Commerce Drive FREE! • 3/4 acre dog park • 5-foot chain link fence •interactive play features with mulch surface • access to the site’s pond •separate area specifically for smaller dogs Open daily 9am to dusk (weather & conditions permitting) River Bend Community Park Courier & Geneva Aves Dogs and their owners can choose from THREE places in town to run, play and socialize with others. Dogs must be supervised at all times, be current on all vaccinations, and have current rabies tags worn and visible. Maximum two dogs per person allowed. Dog owners visiting the park are asked to clean up after their pets, fill in any holes dug, and not bring food into the park. Dogs must be on a leash while in the parking lot. • 3/4 acre dog park • 5-foot chain link fence •separate area specifically for smaller dogs • doggy water fountain •double-gated security entrance James O. Breen Community Park Campton Hills & Peck Roads •21⁄2-acre fenced dog park • doggy water fountain •double-gated security entrance •dog-friendly equipment and activity stations •separate area specifically for smaller dogs U N I Q U E FA C I L I T I E S 33 Picnic Pavilions Advance reservations are required for picnic pavilion use. Credit card payments will be accepted over the phone: 630-584-1885. For a complete listing of available pavilions, see page 84. For FAQs, an application, photos and more, visit stcparks.org/Parks/pavilion-rentals.asp. Family Get-Togethers and Reunions Corporate & Civic Groups • Local Organizations where imagination comes to LIFE! St. Charles has more than 30 playgrounds! Playground activity helps develop: social skills • thinking & problem solving imagination & creativity • a sense of connection To see a complete list of all playground locations and park site amenities, refer to page 84 or visit stcparks.org All St. Charles Park District playgrounds undergo a monthly in-depth inspection. Staff use CPSC’s public playground safety checklist to monitor the integrity of all equipment. If you notice any safety concerns, call the Parks Department at 630-584-1885. Native Plant Enjoy a leisurely and tranquil stroll meandering through the gardens. Self-guided tour brochures available at the entrance. ny Shadb low Featuring this season... Ironweed Sneezeweed Demonstration Garden e g he All Native plants… • reduce air pollution • require less water • come back year after year • provide food and shelter for birds, bees & butterflies • smell delightful ARE BEAUTIFUL! 34 U N I Q U E FA C I L I T I E S Tucked along the banks of the Fox River on the west side of the Pottawatomie Community Center Trails Fitness & Fresh Air for All Abilities Biking • Hiking • Cross Country Skiing FREE! With miles and miles of trails throughout St. Charles connecting to adjacent communities, there is ample opportunity to explore the Fox Valley area.. • Great Western Bike Trail • Peck Road Bike Trail – 1.3 miles • River Bend Bike Trail • Virgil L. Gilman Trail • Randall Road Bike Trail – 3.7 miles • Fox River Bike Trail (includes East Side Bike Trail & Norris Woods Bike Trail) Disc Golf FREE! A Circuit of Workout Pump Iron Equipment Stations: in the Great • Chin-Up Bar Bench Outdoors at •• Incline Leg Press Pottawatomie • Elliptical Machine Park • Lat Pull & More! Some fitness stations are wheelchair accessible. This outdoor fitness equipment is made possible by a grant from Greenfields Outdoor Fitness (gfoutdoorfitness.com) and the St. Charles Park District. FREE! FREE! Have a flat? Need a drink? located in Pottawatomie Park • Water bottle fill station • Bike repair center • Bike path information • Benches 9-Hole • Par 3 Course Open daily • Mar 1-Dec 1 9am to dusk (weather & conditions permitting) •Bring your own equipment •Played by one or more players •Ideal activity for families Located on 6.4 acres along the north side of Campton Hills Road west of Peck Road, this course runs through wooded areas and follows the naturally rolling terrain. Changes in elevation and thick groves of trees make this course particularly challenging. Players start each hole at a teeing area and play toward a target “hole,” a metal pole outfitted with an elevated basket. The Bike FIXIT Station is provided in cooperation with the Kane County Health Department & the St. Charles Park District. U N I Q U E FA C I L I T I E S 35 Birthday Parties NEW! Programs Rent the photo booth for your next party. Additional fee includes: picture strips for each party goer, booth and props. At Pottawatomie Community Center To reserve a specialty-themed party today, call 630-513-4391. Standard party package include your choice of party theme, two interactive party hosts, activities, games, tableware, themed evites, set-up and clean-up. Pizza party package adds three 1-topping large pizzas and juice boxes. Premium party package adds a delicious cake and bottled water. Parties are held in PCC’s Party Room on the second floor at the south end of the building. $25 initial payment is due at the time of booking. The remaining balance is due one week before the party date. Pizza Party Ages 3-12 Create and bake an edible Italian masterpiece! Make a craft and enjoy playing pizza-themed games. Princess & Pirate Party Ages 3-12 Grab your crowns and swords for a grand adventure! Superhero Party Ages 3-12 Who’s your favorite superhero? Decorate your own superhero mask, show off your speed and agility in an obstacle course and more! Science Party Ages 6-12 Become scientists when conducting experiments with slime, bubbles, elephant toothpaste and more. The following parties have additional fees: Pick Your Own Theme! Ages 3-12 If you like Disney™ Cars™, Mario Brothers™, Monster High™– almost anything you can think of, here’s a birthday party package complete with games and activities to be designed just for you! Stuff ’n Fluff Party Ages 3-12 Choose and stuff a furry friend to take home & enjoy a variety of party games. Lego® Party Ages 4-12 Become engineers when using your talent and imagination to create projects with clay and LEGOs®. Nerf™ Party Ages 6-12 Want the ULTIMATE party experience? Target practice, shooting drills and undercover training exercises are part of the adventure! Tie-Dye Tangle Party Ages 6-12 Design & tie-dye a t-shirt to take home. At Otter Cove or Swanson Pool To reserve your pool party today, call 630-513-6200. Have a splishin’ splashin’ good time with a birthday party at Otter Cove Aquatic Park or Swanson Pool! Each facility offers an activity pool, waterslides, drop slides, diving boards and a sand/water play area. At Otter Cove, enjoy a relaxing ride along the lazy river. At Swanson, test your balance and strength across the lily pad/rope canopy. Parties include themed evites, picnic tables, pizza, chips and one drink per person. Rentals are only available during the summer season. For more details, visit ottercove.org or swansonpool.org. 36 stcparks.org Who, Who, said “Birthday Party” At Hickory Knolls Discovery Center To reserve your nature-themed party today, call 630-513-4345. Standard party package includes decorations, tableware, room setup & clean-up, staff-led games/activities, themed evites, hand-stamped bags you can fill with goodies/party favors, plus time outdoors, weather permitting. Premium party packages adds three 1-topping large pizzas, a cake and beverages. Parties are held in the Wahoo Room. $25 initial payment is due at the time of booking. The remaining balance is due the day of the party. Bug Bonanza Animal Adventures Birthday Chefs Six-legged fun and games. Ages 4+ Play, learn, love. Ages 4+ Nature comes to the kitchen. Ages 7+ Dino Dig Reptile Extravaganza Hickory Knolls Whodunnits Who doesn’t love dinosaurs? Ages 4+ Fun with snakes & turtles. Ages 7+ Follow the clues, solve the crime. Ages 10+ FUNtastic Fairies Nighttime Nature Art on the Wild Side A magically-good time! Ages 4+ Campfire and hike. Ages 7+ Unleash your creativity. Ages 10+ At Primrose Farm To reserve your farm party today, call 630-513-4370. Join your friends for a Barnyard Bash! Dress up in your overalls, boots and bandanas for some fabulous and festive farm fun. Standard party package includes an interactive party host, guided farm animal tour, tractor-drawn hayride, themed evites, set-up and clean-up. Premium party package adds three 1-topping large pizzas, a cake and beverages. Weather permitting, parties are held either in the Summer Kitchen, under a picnic pavilion or at a picnic table in the farmyard. $25 initial payment is due at the time of booking. The remaining balance is due the day of the party. Minigolf PARties To reserve your minigolf PARty today, call 630-584-1028. Add a fun twist to your next business outing, summer camp or family gathering. Have a Putt-n-Picnic at River View! PARty includes 18-hole round of mini golf, themed evites, souvenir minigolf ball for the guest of honor and premium River View Miniature Golf t-shirt or championship trophy for the guest of honor. Party Length Available Days & Times Standard Packages Premium Packages Pizza by… Cakes by… PCC 90 minutes Friday Nights Saturday Afternoons Sunday Afternoons RES $209/NR$259* Each add’l guest-$5 Pizza: RES $259/NR $309* Premium: RES $289/NR $339* Each add’l guest-$8 Pomodoro E Mozzarella or Papa John’s Blue Goose or Kimmer's Ice Cream OTTER** 90 minutes Daily: 11:30-1pm, 2-3:30pm & 4:30-6pm RES $195/NR$245* Each add’l guest-$10 Not Available Papa John’s or Charlie Fox’s Not available SWAN** 90 minutes W FSaSu RES $195/NR$245* Each add’l guest-$10 Not Available Pomodoro E Mozzarella or Papa John’s Not available HKDC 2 hours Weekday Nights Saturday Afternoons Sunday Afternoons RES $209/NR$259* Each add’l guest-$5 RES $279/NR $329* Each add’l guest-$8 Charlie Fox's Blue Goose or Dairy Queen FARM 90 minutes Weekdays & Weekends April to October RES $209/NR$259* Each add’l guest-$5 RES $279/NR $329* Each add’l guest-$8 Papa John’s Blue Goose RVMG*** 90 minutes For season hours: riverviewminigolf.com $6 per person with 10+ players Not Available RVMG Refreshment Stand PARty Food & Ice Cream Add-On Options 3-4:30pm, 1-2:30pm or 3:30-5pm *Counting the birthday child, PCC, HKDC & FARM parties include 20 guests; OTTER & SWAN include 12 guests. SWAN’s max guest limit is 15. **Offered in the summer only. ***Offered May-September only. stcparks.org 37 Preschool Learn ••–Explore • Play 2017-2018 School Year September 5 to May 18 PRESCHOOL provides an understanding and caring environment to help your child grow and develop relationships with other children and adults. Teachers assist in nurturing your child’s social, emotional, physical and cognitive development through developmentally-appropriate and educational group activities and imaginative, free play. Preschoolers will venture outdoors, weather permitting. All preschool classes focus on kindergarten readiness and encourage children to: •practice fine motor skills with numerous hands-on activities, such as squishing playdough, lacing cards, stringing beads, using scissors and doing puzzles •promote gross motor skills with participation in physical activities, such as running, climbing, riding a tricycle and kicking a ball •gain exposure to the alphabet, numbers and early math concepts •foster an inspired passion for literacy and expand vocabulary •socialize with peers to learn etiquette, respect and cooperation •acquire independence, build self-esteem and develop problem-solving skills •explore creative awareness through music, art and science Hickory Knolls Preschool Engage your senses, spark your curiosity and explore the living world around you while discovering the elements of nature. Pottawatomie Preschool Experience a structured classroom setting that’s rich in educational materials to nurture your child’s growth and development. Summer Preschool A great way to keep children engaged all year round and prepare them for fall preschool or kindergarten. Save The Dates! Parent Orientation Monday • August 28 • 6-7:30pm • PCC Meet The Teachers Tuesday • September 5 Wednesday • September 6 Explore your classroom. Drop off school supplies. Once registered, check your mail for a postcard with more details. CLASS LEVEL REQUIREMENTS Twos Plus: Must be age 2½ by Sep 1, 2017. If children use pull-ups, a parent/ guardian must be within 5 minutes of PCC. Threes: Must be age 3 by Sep 1, 2017 and toilet trained. Fours: Must be age 4 by Sep 1, 2017. Pre-K: Must be age 4 by Sep 1, 2017 and sign up for four days of preschool. Preschool Instructors Instilling a joy for learning in all students! Instructors subject to change. Ann Cline (AC) Jessica Burkoth (JB) Elaine Fouss-Hinds (EH) Kara Guizzetti (KG) 38 Amber Lewis (AL) Barbara McCarthy (BM) Amy Mascheri (AM) Lori Mehan (LM) Lynne Yuill Recreation Supervisor 630-513-4326 [email protected] stcparks.org Kelly Rosenberg (KR) Jennifer Sebahar (JS) Tracy Scheets (TS) Betsy Walsh (BW) Preschool Enrichment Extend your child’s day of preschool with a variety of enrichment classes that combine hands-on activities with learning. Instructors will escort students to classes at the same facility they attend preschool. The park district does not transport children between centers. Registration in Hickory Knolls and Pottawatomie Preschool is not required to participate. Look for the symbol in the Early Childhood programs section of this activity guide. Preschool RES/month RES/year NR/month NR/year Hickory Knolls Preschool • HKDC September 5 to May 18 Threes TuTh 9-11:30am $149.11 $1,392 $154.66 $1,442 12182 EH, AM Fours MWF 9-11:30am $196.55 $1,819 $202.11 $1,869 12181 EH, AM Fours MWF 12-2:30pm $196.55 $1,819 $202.11 $1,869 12180 EH, AM Pottawatomie Preschool • PCC September 5 to May 18 Twos Plus MW 8:45-10:15am $86.11 $825 $91.66 $875 12178 AL, KR Twos Plus TuTh 8:45-10:15am $91.66 $875 $97.22 $925 12176 AL, KR Twos Plus TuTh 10:30am-12pm $91.66 $875 $97.22 $925 12177 AL, KR Threes TuTh 9-11:30am $136.11 $1,275 $141.66 $1,325 12175 KG, BW Threes TuTh 12:15-2:45pm $136.11 $1,275 $141.66 $1,325 12192 KG, BW Threes MWF 9-11:30am $186.22 $1,726 $191.77 $1,776 12174 KG, BW Threes MWF 12:15-2:45pm $186.22 $1,726 $191.77 $1,776 12191 KG, BW Fours TuTh 9-11:30am $136.11 $1,275 $141.66 $1,325 12184 AC, JB Fours TuTh 12:15-2:45pm $136.11 $1,275 $141.66 $1,325 12190 AC, JB Fours MWF 9-11:30am $186.22 $1,726 $191.77 $1,776 12189 BM, TS Fours MWF 12:15-2:45pm $186.22 $1,726 $191.77 $1,776 12185 BM, TS Fours F 8:45-11:15am $32.22 $340 $37.77 $390 12187 LM, JS Pre-K M-Th 12-2:30pm $255.66 $2,351 $261.22 $2,401 12188 JS Pre-K M-Th 8:45-11:15am $255.66 $2,351 $261.22 $2,401 12186 LM, JS Refund Policy for HKDC & PCC Preschool Payment Options for HKDC & PCC Preschool 1. Refunds requested will be issued, less a $50 withdrawal fee. 1.Pay the full activity registration fee at the time of registration. 2. Refunds will be granted, less the $50 withdrawal fee, if a valid physician’s written excuse or proof of relocation out of the area are submitted. Refunds may be pro-rated based upon the remaining number of classes in the session. 2.Choose to have monthly payments, determined by the total number of classes, automatically withdrawn from your bank account. Monthly payment information is required at the time of registration. A $50 initial payment per session will secure your child’s place in this program. Payments will occur on the 15th of each month beginning August through April. 3. The Park District reserves the right to review and make the final decision on all refunds. •Electronic Check Payment (ECP) Monthly payments will be automatically debited from your checking or savings account. •Credit Card Authorization (CCA) Monthly payments will be automatically charged to your credit card: Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express stcparks.org 39 Early Childhood Arts & Crafts Ooey Gooey Gross and Chewy Little Messy Hands Ages 3-5 Ages 1½-2½ Joelle Delgado-Solomon Tu Sep 19-Oct 24 9:30-10:15am F Nov 3-Dec 15* 9:30-10:15am RES $42/NR $63 M Oct 16 11:30am-2:30pm RES $27/NR $41 14079 14080 PCC Ages 3-5 Toddler Art Gingerbread House Making Ages 2-3 Joelle Delgado-Solomon M Sep 11-Oct 23* 9:30-10:15am M Nov 6-Dec 18* 9:30-10:15am RES $45/NR $68 14081 14141 PCC *NO CLASS OCT 9 & NOV 20 Ages 2-6 Joelle Delgado-Solomon 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 winter season. Th Dec 14 6-7:30pm RES $23/NR $35 Just the Two of Us Colors, Shapes, and Me Ages 2-3 Joelle Delgado-Solomon Ages 2½-3½ 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. Th Sep 14-Oct 19 9:30-10:15am Th Nov 2-Dec 14* 9:30-10:15am RES $45/NR $68 14148 14149 PCC 14085 PCC Ghoulish Happenings *NO CLASS NOV 24 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! Joelle Delgado-Solomon Want some great, messy fun? The name says it all! Participate in Halloween themed activities sure to provide lots of entertainment. Enjoy eating lunch with and without your fingers. 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! 14090 PCC Joelle Delgado-Solomon Circles, triangles, squares, oh my! Each week we learn about a new shape and color through hands on experiences. Enjoy art, games and songs. Join us for a shape-tacular good time! Tu Sep 19-Oct 24 10:30-11:15am Tu Nov 7-Dec 19* 10:30-11:15am RES $42/NR $63 14146 14147 PCC *NO CLASS NOV 21 *NO CLASS NOV 23 Joelle Delgado-Solomon Ooey, gooey, fun and chewy. Learn and share age appropriate spooky Halloween stories. Play games, make a ghoulish take-home craft, and enjoy a special treat. M Oct 30 11:30am-2:30pm RES $27/NR $41 14084 PCC Turkey Treats Ages 3-5 Joelle Delgado-Solomon Gobble gobble! Spend the afternoon engaging in Thanksgiving related activities including art, music, and turkey games. Enjoy a fabulous feast and learn about the celebration of Thanksgiving. M Nov 13 11:30am-2:30pm RES $27/NR $41 14087 PCC Santa’s Workshop Ages 3-5 Joelle Delgado-Solomon Christmas time is here, happiness and cheer! Get ready for Santa’s arrival by joining us for an afternoon of everything Christmas. You won’t want to miss out on crafts, games, and stories about our favorite jolly guy. M Dec 11 11:30am-2:30pm RES $27/NR $41 14086 PCC Have Fun Together… Adult & Child Activities Preschool Enrichment Stepping Out on My Own Your little one will gain confidence and independence in a preschool-like setting; where learning and play go hand in hand. Mom’s Holiday Break NEW! Lynne Yuill Recreation Supervisor 630-513-4326 [email protected] 40 stcparks.org Ages 3-5 My Little Pony Party Ages 3-5 Joelle Delgado-Solomon Gallop to Ponyville with Pinky Pie, Rainbow Dash, Twilight Sparkle and Fluttershy and embark on an amazing morning of everything pony! Participate in pony games, crafts and even a pony snack. If you are a My Little Pony fanatic, this is the class for you. Th Nov 2 10:30am-12pm RES $16/NR $24 14152 PCC Joelle Delgado-Solomon Do you need some time to get your holiday shopping done? Drop your children off so they can have fun making holiday treats, creating artwork, and preparing for the upcoming holiday season! A festive lunch will be provided. W Dec 20 11:30am-2:30pm RES $27/NR $41 14088 PCC Early Childhood Music & Theatre | Skills & Hobbies Chicka-Chicka Boom Boom! Tot Rock Ages 1-2 Ages 1-2 B-Sharp Music Staff Rock ‘n’ Kids Inc. Staff Engage in a multi-sensory, musical experience with rhythm instruments, singing, puppets, sign language and lots of moving to the beat! Children will learn about rhythm, musical pitch and more! 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! M Sep 11-Oct 23* 9:30-10am M Oct 30-Dec 11* 9:30-10am RES $54/NR $81 Tu Sep 12-Oct 17 9:30-10:10am Tu Oct 31-Dec 12* 9:30-10:10am RES $60/NR $90 14162 14166 PCC 14077 14145 PCC *NO CLASS NOV 21 *NO CLASS OCT 9 & NOV 20 NEW! Ages 3-5 Joelle Delgado-Solomon Experiment with materials too messy for home! Master the mystery of mixtures for art and science fun. Concoctions are a great way to explore substances, textures, and colors. Each week we will explore different mediums. F Sep 15-Oct 27* 9:15-10:15am RES $60/NR $90 14082 PCC *NO CLASS OCT 6 Kid Rock Ages 2-3 Crazy Kids Concoctions Let’s Do Lunch Rock ‘n’ Kids Inc. Staff 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! Tu Sep 12-Oct 17 10:15-10:55am Tu Oct 31-Dec 12* 10:15-10:55am RES $60/NR $90 14076 14075 PCC *NO CLASS NOV 21 Ages 3-5 Amber Lewis Pack your lunchbox and join us for a fun program giving preschoolers the opportunity to share a mealtime with their 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. Extend your preschool day or just come for the afternoon. Music Together Family Class W Sep 20-Oct 25 11:30am-1:30pm W Nov 1-Dec 13* 11:30am-1:30pm RES $72/NR $108 Ages 6 & under *NO CLASS NOV 22 Wee Heart Music 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. Th Sep 14-Nov 9 9:15-10am RES $184/NR $234 14163 PCC NEW! 14078 14143 PCC Blast into Space Ages 3-5Joelle Delgado-Solomon Have you ever looked up into the sky and wondered what else might be up there? Children will have an opportunity to satisfy their curiosity by learning about stars, the moon and sun, planets, rockets and space travel. Enjoy crafts, stories, games and lots of space fun. W Nov 1-Dec 13* 9:30-10:30am RES $60/NR $90 14151 PCC *NO CLASS NOV 22 December Sing-a-Longs Ages 6 & under Tots Musical Theatre Ages 4-6 Arts Center St. Charles Practice musical theatre concepts including acting, singing and dancing from popular musicals. All roles are equal, and each student has a solo. Participants will build confidence and develop many skills including teamwork and creative thinking. Smurfs™ and 101 Dalmations™ SHOWCASE: October 11, 5pm W Sep 6-Oct 11 4:30-5:30pm 14392 $95ARTS My Little Pony™ and Chipmunks Christmas™ SHOWCASE: December 7, 5pm Th Oct 26-Dec 7* 4:30-5:30pm 14396 $95 ARTS NO CLASS NOV 23 Wee Heart Music Sing, dance, drum and jingle your way into the holiday spirit with 3 weeks of fun for the whole family. Jingle Bells, Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer are sure to enliven your December! Th Dec 7-21 9:15-10am RES $45/NR $68 14164 PCC The Turkey and the Fox Ages 3+ For more details, visit berniesbookbank.org. St. Charles Park District is proud to be an exclusive Book Drop Network Partner for Bernie’s Book Bank. Stop by the Pottawatomie Community Center to donate your books today! Thanks for your support! Cheryl Riley With Thanksgiving right around the corner, come to Abby’s to paint a Fox and a turkey. Enjoy some Thanksgiving food and drinks. Use your imagination while painting on canvas. All masterpieces will be displayed at Abby’s Restaurant in downtown St. Charles. Tu Nov 14 4-5:30pm RES $10/NR $15 14288 ABBYS stcparks.org 41 Early Childhood Sports Learn to Skate 1 Ages 3-5 Skate School Using fun games and ice-safe toys, kids will learn basic skating skills of proper falling and getting up techniques, marching, gliding and forward swizzles. Th Aug 31-Oct 26* 6:30-7pm Sa Sep 2-Oct 28* 10:40-11:10am Th Nov 9-Jan 11* 6:30-7pm Sa Nov 11-Jan 13* 10:40-11:10am $125 14464 14463 14652 14651 FOXVI *NO CLASS SEP 21 & 24, NOV 23 & 25, DEC 28 & 30 Jr. Basketball - Using fun basketball activities and games will enhance each player’s experience. Instructors will focus on basic skill mechanics to build confidence then add harder challenges as the class progresses. Footwork is an extremely important aspect of the game. Participants will constantly be moving and working on dribbling with both hands, passing and shooting techniques, and understanding basic offense and defense strategies. Teamwork and sportsmanship will be emphasized. Bring a water bottle. Jr. Golf - An introduction to the exciting world of golf! Boys and girls will participate in fun drills and games as they learn the complicated golf swing, proper etiquette and more. Clubs provided or bring your own. Jr. Soccer - Keeping little ones active and engaged both mentally and physically. This action-packed game will keep players moving and engaged while learning simple foot skills, dribbling, passing, shooting and basic rules. Drills are even hidden in fun games. Teamwork and sportsmanship will be emphasized. Bring soccer cleats, shin guards and a water bottle. Jr. T-Ball - Coaches will keep players moving and learning, even in the dugout. Learn the proper mechanics of catching, throwing, fielding, running base and batting. Boost confidence and improve hand-eye coordination in this fun, safe and active environment. All skill levels welcome. Teamwork and sportsmanship will be emphasized. Bring a water bottle and glove. Multi-Sports - This fun-filled class teaches your child the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship while sparking an interest in a variety of sports. Stay active and work on balance, motor skills and hand-eye coordination while learning the rules of basketball, hockey, soccer, baseball, football and more. Play all the sports instead of picking just one! Parent Tot Super Sports - Have fun together while learning a variety of sports. Develop hand-eye coordination and simple motor skills, such as catching, throwing, batting, shooting and passing. Play soccer, hockey, basketball, t-ball and more. Equipment provided. Developmental Soccer League Ages 4-5 All Star Sports 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. Sa Sep 9-Oct 28 1-2:10pm $108 14457 ESSC Floor Hockey League Ages 5-6 All Star Sports 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. Sa Oct 28-Dec 16* 8:30-9:30am $100 *NO LEAGUE NOV 25 42 stcparks.org 14535 GENW Early Childhood Sports Monday 4:15-5pm 14522 PCC Multi-Sports 4-6 5-5:45pm 14483 PCC 4-6 5:45-6:45pm 14448 PCC Tuesday Sep 11-Oct 23* RES $76/NR $114 Jr. Soccer 3-4 4:15-5pm 14440 PCC Multi-Sports 3-4 5-5:45pm 14480 PCC Jr. T-Ball 4-6 5:45-6:45pm 14498 PCC Tuesday Sep 5-Oct 17 RES $76/NR $114 Parent Tot Super Sports 2-3 4:15-5pm 14534 PCC Jr. Soccer 3-4 5-5:45pm 14445 PCC Jr. Soccer 4-6 5:45-6:45pm 14442 PCC Wednesday Sep 6-Oct 18 Jr. Basketball 3-4 9-9:45am 14526 GENRC Multi-Sports 3-4 9:45-10:30am 14493 GENRC Jr. Soccer 3-4 10:30-11:15am 14477 GENRC Jr. T-Ball 3-4 11:15am-12pm 14646 GENRC Jr. T-Ball 4-6 12-1pm 14499 GENRC Wednesday Sep 6-Oct 18 Jr. Golf 4-7 4-4:45pm 14544 PCC Multi-Sports 4-6 4:45-5:45pm 14481 PCC Jr. T-Ball 3-4 5:45-6:30pm 14504 PCC Jr. Soccer 4-3 6:30-7:30pm 14446 PCC Thursday RES/NR $76 RES $76/NR $114 Sep 7-Oct 19 RES $76/NR $114 Parent Tot Super Sports 2-3 9-9:45am 14487 PCC Jr. Soccer 3-4 10-10:45am 14443 PCC Jr. T-Ball 3-4 10:45-11:30am 14497 PCC Multi-Sports 4-6 11:30am-12:30pm 14482 PCC Friday Sep 8-Oct 20 Jr. Soccer 3-4 9:15-10am 14439 GENRC Jr. Basketball 3-4 10-10:45am 14521 GENRC Jr. T-Ball 3-4 10:45-11:30am 14500 GENRC Jr. T-Ball 4-6 11:45am-12:45pm 14501 GENRC Jr. Soccer 4-6 12:45-1:45pm 14447 GENRC Saturday Sep 9-Oct 21 RES/NR $76 RES $76/NR $114 Parent Tot Super Sports 2-3 8:30-9:15am 14488 PCC Multi-Sports 3-4 9:15-10am 14492 PCC Jr. Soccer 4-6 10-11am 14441 PCC Jr. T-Ball 3-4 11-11:45am 14502 PCC Jr. T-Ball 4-6 11:45am-12:45pm 14503 PCC RES $76/NR $114 3-4 Jr. Soccer Monday Oct 30-Dec 18* Jr. Basketball Nov 7-Dec 19* RES $76/NR $114 Parent Tot Super Sports 2-3 4:15-5pm 14489 PCC Jr. Soccer 3-4 5-5:45pm 14444 PCC Jr. Soccer 4-6 5:45-6:45pm 14449 PCC Wednesday Nov 1-Dec 20* RES/NR $76 Jr. Basketball 3-4 9-9:45am 14533 GENRC Multi-Sports 3-4 9:45-10:30am 14495 GENRC Jr. Soccer 3-4 10:30-11:15am 14478 GENRC Jr. T-Ball 3-4 11:15am-12pm 14645 GENRC 4-6 12-1pm 14512 GENRC Jr. T-Ball Wednesday Nov 1-Dec 20* RES $76/NR $114 Jr. Golf 4-7 4-4:45pm 14543 PCC Multi-Sports 4-6 4:45-5:45pm 14484 PCC Jr. T-Ball 3-4 5:45-6:30pm 14513 PCC Jr. Soccer 4-6 6:30-7:30pm 14450 PCC Thursday Parent Tot Super Sports Nov 2-Dec 21* 2-3 RES $76/NR $114 9:15-10am 14490 PCC Jr. Soccer 3-4 10-10:45am 14451 PCC Jr. T-Ball 3-4 10:45-11:30am 14505 PCC 4-6 11:45am-12:45pm 14485 PCC Multi-Sports Friday Nov 3-Dec 22* RES $76/NR $114 Jr. Soccer 3-4 9:15-10am 14452 GENRC Jr. Basketball 3-4 10-10:45am 14523 GENRC Jr. T-Ball 3-4 10:45-11:30am 14506 GENRC Jr. T-Ball 4-6 11:45am-12:45pm 14507 GENRC Jr. Soccer 4-6 12:45-1:45pm 14453 GENRC Saturday Nov 4-Dec 1* Parent Tot Super Sports 2-3 8:30-9:15am 14491 Multi-Sports 3-4 9:15-10am 14494 PCC Jr. Soccer 4-6 10-11am 14455 PCC RES $76/NR $114 PCC Jr. Soccer 3-4 11-11:45am 14454 PCC Jr. Basketball 4-6 11:45am-12:45pm 14525 PCC Jr. T-Ball 3-4 1:15-2pm 14508 PCC Jr. T-Ball 4-6 2-3pm 14509 PCC *NO CLASS NOV 20, 21, 22, 23, 25 & 26 These sports programs are taught by All Star Sports. Melissa Caine Athletics Supervisor 630-513-4336 [email protected] *NO CLASS OCT 9 stcparks.org 43 Early Childhood Sports | Fitness Little Dragons Tae Kwon Do Ages 3-5 AIM-Arts This class is designed for the younger martial arts enthusiast. Your children will learn manners, respect as well as basic self-defense such as fire safety and other important life skills. This is the perfect way to introduce younger children into the classroom experience. Ages 3-5 w/parent TuTh Sep 5- Sep 28 4:30-5pm TuTh Oct 3-Oct 26 4:30-5pm TuTh Nov 7-Dec 7* 4:30-5pm RES $48/NR $72 14632 14633 14653 PCC *NO CLASS NOV 21 & 23 Ages 3-5 TuTh Sep 5- Sep 28 5-5:30pm TuTh Oct 3-Oct 26 5-5:30pm TuTh Nov 7-Dec 7* 5-5:30pm RES $48/NR $72 14656 14655 14654 PCC *NO CLASS NOV 21 & 23 Hap Ki Do Ages 3-6 Traditional Martial Arts Learn the basic techniques of traditional martial arts through fun activities. Improve coordination, increase self-confidence and develop respect for yourself and your parents. This step-by-step program teaches basic kicks, strikes and the beginnings of self-defense. Students are encouraged to develop at their own pace in new found skills. Uniforms and belt testing are optional and available at an additional cost. Tu Sep 12-Oct 31 4-4:45pm $110 14264 DOJA Pre-Karate Ages 4-7 Illinois Shotokan Karate Develop flexibility, strength and coordination through fun and disciplined activities. This program is specifically designed for growing minds and bodies to enhance memory and agility. Watch your child’s confidence blossom and his/her skills improve. For more Illinois Shotokan details, see page 58. Beginner/Continuer M Sep 11-Dec 18 4-4:45pm 14218 RES/NR $154 MUNH** W Sep 6-Dec 13 4:15-5pm 14219 RES/NR $154 GENS F Sep 8-Dec 15* 4:15-5pm 14220 RES/NR $144 BATCC Novice (3+ prior sessions) M Sep 11-Dec 18 4:50-5:35pm 14216 RES/NR $154 MUNH** W Sep 6-Dec 13 5:05-5:50pm 14217 RES/NR $154 GPD-S F Sep 8-Dec 15* 5:05-5:50pm 14215 RES/NR $144 BATCC *NO CLASS NOV 24 **CLASS ON OCT 9 WILL BE HELD AT PCC Tennis - Red Ball I Ages 4-7 MTL Tennis Management Each class will emphasize basic movement, catching, throwing, hitting, forehand and backhand groundstrokes, the “drop-hit” serve, scoring and basic positioning through a series of fun games and activities in a social learning environment. Sa Th Sa Th RES Sep 16-Oct 21 9:15-10am Sep 21-Oct 26 4:15-5pm Oct 28-Dec 9* 11-11:45am Nov 2-Dec 14* 4:15-5pm $52/NR $78 *NO CLASS NOV 23 & NOV 25 44 stcparks.org 14234 14233 14235 14236 PP Tiny Tots Track Meet On Your Mark…Get Set…Go! See page 8 for details Sa • Sep 9 • 10am East Side Sports Complex Dance Instructional Dance SCOUTING Dance Offered seasonally! 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. UT Step to the beat and earn your Girl Scout dance badge. This 1-hr program is offered weekdays and Saturdays at your troops’ convenience. Fee is $7 per scout. Minimum group size is 6. NO CLASS OCT 6-9 & NOV 20-25 To set up your badge opportunity session, contact Rosie Fasching at 630-513-4334 or [email protected] Purchase and provision of dance badge is the responsibility of the Scout Troop. Private Dance Lessons Get your dancer the individual instruction s/he needs to get ready for a competition, audition or to simply ‘nail that trick’! All private lessons are scheduled in half hour time slots at a time convenient for you! For more details, contact Rosie Fasching at 630-513-4334 or [email protected] Dance Instructors Ann Keen (AK) • Samantha Newman (SN) • Jessie Oshinski (JO) • Ellie Tate (ET) Creative Dance Tip Toes & Me Ages 2½-4 Ages 1½-3 Young dancers will bring their imagination to life through creative movement, music and props. Basic dance movements and learning to interact with parent helpers will be introduced. Required attire: hair up (out of face), leotard, footed tights and pink ballet slippers. F Sa W RES F Sa W RES Sep 8-Oct 27 9:30-10am Sep 9-Oct 28 9:15-9:45am Sep 13-Oct 25 5-5:30pm $58/NR $87 Nov 3-Dec 15 9:30-10am Nov 4-Dec 16 9:15-9:45am Nov 8-Dec 20 5-5:30pm $49/NR $74 14373 JO 14371 ET 14372 ET PCC 14376 JO 14374 ET 14375 ET PCC Tiny Tappers Ages 2-3 Explore the fun rhythms and sounds you can make with your feet. Required attire: hair up (out of face), leotard, footed tights, dance and or yoga style pant or capri and black tap shoes. M RES M RES Sep 11-Oct 30 $58/NR $87 Nov 6-Dec 18 $49/NR $74 Perfect for the younger dancer, this class is an introduction to dance. Explore movement through music, stimulate dancers’ imagination and promote creativity. Dancers will gain an understanding of the class structure, improve social skills and develop fine motor skills through creative dance movement. Required attire: hair up (out of face), leotard, footed tights and pink ballet slippers. F Sa Tu W Th RES F Sa Tu W Th RES Sep 8-Oct 27 10-10:30am Sep 9-Oct 28 11:45am-12:15pm Sep 12-Oct 24 1:05-1:35pm Sep 13-Oct 25 11:05-11:35am Sep 14-Oct 26 5-5:30pm $58/NR $87 Nov 3-Dec 15 10-10:30am Nov 4-Dec 16 11:45am-12:15pm Nov 7-Dec 19 1:05-1:35pm Nov 8-Dec 20 11:05-11:35am Nov 9-Dec 21 5-5:30pm $49/NR $74 14384 JO 14381 ET 14382 SN 14383 SN 14389 AK PCC 14388 JO 14385 ET 14386 SN 14387 SN 14390 AK PCC 4:15-4:45pm 14391 SN PCC 4:15-4:45pm 14393 SN PCC stcparks.org 45 Dance Dance Recital Program Dress Rehearsal & Picture Day Friday, May 11, 2018 Norris Cultural Arts Center The St. Charles Dance Academy program encourages skill development while emphasizing coordination, grace and poise in a fun learning environment. Dancers will build self-confidence by showing off everything they have learned during their performance in the annual spring recital! Dance attire requirements, class etiquette, class schedule and more dance details can be found in the St. Charles Dance Academy Parent Handbook. Intro I Intro II Beginner Level I-III Pointe Company I Company II Company Technique Irish RES $179/NR $229* RES $219/NR $269* RES $249/NR $299* RES $279/NR $329* RES $279/NR $329* RES $675/NR $725** RES $859/NR $909** RES $184/NR $234*** RES $365/NR $415 All dance recital programs require an additional dance recital costume fee: *$60 for recital program **$100 for Company Dance ***no costume provided Spring Recital Saturday May 12, 2018 Norris Cultural Arts Center More information will be distributed to parents at a later date. 10 off Receive 10% off your total dance recital program registration when you register your child for two or more dance recital programs. You must register in person at PCC to take advantage of this offer. This discount does not include the dance recital costume fee. Payment Options 1.Pay the full activity registration fee at the time of registration. 2.Choose to have monthly payments, determined by the total number of classes, automatically withdrawn from your bank account. Monthly payment information is required at the time of registration. A $50 initial payment per session will secure your child’s place in this program. Payments will occur on the 15th of each month beginning September through April. • Electronic Check Payment (ECP) Monthly payments will be automatically debited from your checking or savings account. • Credit Card Authorization (CCA) Monthly payments will be automatically charged to your credit card: Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express Refunds If a dancer withdraws from a program, a prorated registration fee refund may be issued. The dance recital costume fee will not be refunded once the costume order is placed. Rosie Fasching Recreation Supervisor 630-513-4334 [email protected] Samantha Newman 46 stcparks.org Dance Coordinator [email protected] Jessie Oshinski Dance Company Instructor dancecompany[email protected] Dance Dance Recital Program Dance Instructors Ann Keen (AK) Samantha Newman (SN) Jessie Oshinski (JO) Ellie Tate (ET) Dance Staff (DS) Weber School of Irish Dance (WS) Weber School Irish Dance (WS) 4:45-5:45pm 14351 SN Ballet - Focus on the foundation of dance through barre and center work with an emphasis on correct technique. Learn poise, grace, proper body placement and classical ballet terminology. Required attire: hair up in a bun (out of face), leotard, footed tights and pink ballet slippers. September 8 - May 8 • All classes are held at Pottawatomie Community Center. Monday Tap Beginner 5-6 Hip Hop Beginner 5-6 5:45-6:45pm 14352 JO Ballet/Tap - Begin class by focusing on ballet skills and Ballet Pointe 10-18* 7:45-8:45pm 14354 JO Ballet Intro II 3-4 9:30-10:15am 14355 SN Ballet/Tap Intro II 3-4 10:20-11:05am 14356 SN Ballet Intro I 2½ - 3 12:30-1pm 14357 SN terminology at the barre and center floor. Halfway through class, change into tap shoes to focus on fun rhythms, sounds and tap terms. All ballet/tap classes will perform one tap and one ballet recital number. Required attire: hair up (out of face), leotard, footed tights, dance or yoga-style pant, black tap shoes and pink ballet slippers. Jazz Beginner 5-6 4-5pm 14358 JO Jazz Level I/II 7-8 5-6pm 14359 JO Tuesday Jazz Level II/III 9-18 6:15-7:15pm 14360 JO Hip Hop Level II/III 9-18 7:15-8:15pm 14361 JO Tap - Explore the fun of using your feet to make rhythms and sounds. Learn musicality, basic tap progressions, tap terminology, improv, coordination and self-confidence. Required attire: hair up (out of face), dance or yoga-style pant or capri, comfortable shirt, tights or socks and black tap shoes. Tap Intro II 3-4 1-1:45pm 14364 SN Ballet/Tap Level I/II 7-8 5:30-6:30pm 14365 DS Hip Hop - Learn high energy moves to today’s popular music. Students will learn both how to improv and follow hip hop choreography. Teachers keep the class fun and upbeat while using clean music and age-appropriate moves. Required attire: hair up (out of face), dance or yoga-style pant or capri, comfortable shirt and clean athletic shoes (not worn outside). Jeans, sandals and flip flops are not permitted. Hip Hop Level I/II 7-8 6:30-7:30pm 14366 DS Jazz - Combination of ballet technique layered with traditional Wednesday Ballet Intro I 2½ - 3 9:30-10am 14362 SN Ballet Intro II 3-4 12-12:45pm 14363 SN Ballet Intro I 2½ - 3 5:30-6pm 14367 AK and contemporary jazz movements set to upbeat music. Required attire: hair up (out of face), tights, fitted tank top, dance or yogastyle shorts or capris and black slip-on jazz shoes. Ballet Intro II 3-4 6:15-7pm 14368 AK Irish Dance - Learn the traditional solo and figure dances of Thursday Ballet/Tap Intro II 3-4 10:35-11:20am 14369 JO Hip Hop Intro II 3-4 11:30am-12:15pm 14370 JO Irish Dance Beg/Int 5+ 9-9:45am 14377 WS Ireland. Enjoyed by children of every nationality, dancers will develop concentration skills, coordination, precision and control. Dancers will participate in the St. Charles Dance Academy’s spring recital, and Weber Irish Dance events and recitals. All dance apparel, shoes and costume orders are to be placed with the instructor. Required attire: moveable, comfortable clothing. No jeans or athletic shoes. Irish Dance Int/Adv 5+ 9:45-10:30am 14378 WS Company Dance - The St. Charles Dance Academy Company Ballet/Tap Beginner 5-6 9:50-10:50am 14379 ET Ballet Intro II 3-4 10:55-11:40am 14380 ET 6-18 5-6:30pm 14413 JO Team offers dancers the opportunity to participate in a team atmosphere, build strength and poise, increase flexibility and balance, and further develop self-confidence. Dancers will be placed on one of two teams according to their abilities. Company Teams participate in dance competitions, community performances and the park district spring dance recital. Dancers also have the opportunity to perform solos, duets and trios at community performances and at competitions. Auditions are held in May and August. Please contact the Dance Supervisor or Dance Company Instructor for more information. Friday Saturday Dance Company (W/Th) Company I Company II 6-18 6:30-8:30pm 14414 JO Technique (M only) 6-18 6:45-7:45pm 14353 JO NOTE: INSTRUCTOR SUBJECT TO CHANGE. *DANCE COORDINATOR APPROVAL REQUIRED AGES ARE SET AS GUIDELINES. STUDENTS MAY ADVANCE LEVELS AT TEACHERS’ DISCRETION BASED ON ABILITY AND EXPERIENCE. *NO CLASS: OCT 6-9, 31, NOV 20-25, DEC 23-30, JAN 1-5 & MAR 24-30 Company Technique - Open to those who are looking to improve upon and expand their dance technique. Dancers will work through various exercises focusing on core strengthening, flexibility and the fine skills to take their dancing to the next level. Recommended for those in Company I or those looking to prepare for a Company Team in future. This class does not perform in the recital. stcparks.org 47 Before the Bell Before School Program for the 2017-2018 school year Before the Bell & Baker Station Payment Options 1.Pay the full activity registration fee at the time of registration. 2.Choose to have monthly payments, determined by the total number of classes, automatically withdrawn from your bank account. Monthly payment information is required at the time of registration. A $50 initial payment per session will secure your child’s place in this program. Payments will occur on the 15th of each month beginning August through April. • Electronic Check Payment (ECP) Monthly payments will be automatically debited from your checking or savings account. • Credit Card Authorization (CCA) Monthly payments will be automatically charged to your credit card: Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express Refund Policy 1. Refunds requested will be issued, less a $50 withdrawal fee. 2. Refunds will be granted, less the $50 withdrawal fee, if a valid physician’s written excuse or proof of relocation out of the area are submitted. Refunds may be pro-rated based upon the remaining number of classes in the session. 3. The Park District reserves the right to review and make the final decision on all refunds. 48 Cheryl Riley Recreation Supervisor 630-513-4331 [email protected] stcparks.org When mom and dad have to hit the road for work before their children have to get to school, here’s a safe, supervised yet entertaining option for early morning care. Children will ease into their day with breakfast foods and quiet activities. Curb side drop off at PCC between 6:30-7:30am. After 7:30am, parents must walk students into PCC for check-in. Transportation provided to each school. August 23, 2017 - June 4, 2018 For students in grades K-5 M-F • 13232 • PCC RES/NR $2,001/year • RES/NR $223/month Elementary schools include: Fox Ridge Anderson Bell Graham Lincoln Davis Munhall Ferson Creek Richmond Wasco Wild Rose If District 303 schools are closed, Before the Bell will NOT be held. Please plan to make alternate arrangements. After School Grades K-5 TUTORING Grades K-5 This program will provide your child with individualized instruction based on their needs. Children are tested to determine their individual learning level and style. During each 60 minute session, qualified instructors will teach and care for the educational needs of children of all levels and learning styles. All sessions will be held at your child’s Baker Station site. Kim Klyczeck will follow up with a phone call to schedule your participant’s day and time. All sessions are 6 weeks. Weekly appointments available Sep 5-Oct 10 Oct 17-Nov 21 RES/NR $150 14101 14119 Tuesday • September 12-October 17 4-5pm at Baker Station Sites Does your child have an interest in problem solving and teamwork? STEM classes will work on these skills and help develop self direction and imagination while your child attends Baker Station. Note the participant’s Baker Station site at time of registration and Kim Klyczek will give you a call to schedule your participants day and time. All sessions are 6 weeks. RES/NR $180 • 14296 Baker Station After School Program for the 2017-2018 school year Offered in cooperation with Community Unit School District 303 and held at various schools, Baker Station provides a caring, secure environment. Children will enjoy arts & crafts, participate in small/large motor activities, read stories, play board games, do homework and have a snack. Participants will also go outside, weather permitting. Private school students are welcome to attend, but parents must provide transportation from the private school to the Baker Station site. Baker Station begins at 3pm. Parents must walk in to each school site to check-out their child(ren) no later than 6pm. August 23, 2017 - June 4, 2018 If District 303 schools are closed Baker Station will NOT be held. Please plan to make alternate arrangements. For students in grades K-5 Program One Payment Monthly* 5-Day $2,496$278 4-Day $1,691$188 3-Day$1,413 $157 2-Day$963 $107 *If beginning the program after the start date, monthly fees may be different than posted. See previous page for payment options and refund policy. Baker Station Sites 5-Day 4-Day 3-Day 2-Day Bell Graham (includes Bell Graham & Wasco) 13243 13242 13241 13240 Davis (includes Davis & Richmond) 13248 13247 13246 13245 Ferson Creek (includes Ferson Creek) 13252 13255 13251 13254 Fox Ridge (includes Fox Ridge & Anderson) 13261 13260 13259 13258 Munhall (includes Munhall & Lincoln) 13267 13266 13265 13264 Richmond (includes Richmond & Davis) 13273 13272 13271 13270 Wildrose (includes Wildrose) 13279 13278 13277 13276 Winter & Spring Break (Grades K-5) Separate registration required for this program. These programs are designed to provide children that are out of school on breaks a place socialize, do arts and crafts, play organized games and much more. Please register one week prior to the start date. Fee must be paid in full at time of registration. All emergency forms and paperwork must be completed prior to the start of this program. Remember to bring a lunch with a drink. These programs are held at PCC from 6:30am–6pm. 2017 Winter Break M-F Dec 27-Jan 5*6:30am-6pm 13976 RES $308/NR $358 *NO BAKER STATION DEC 26 & JAN 1 Dec 27 RES $44/NR $66 Th F Tu W Th F Dec 28 Dec 29 Jan 2 Jan 3 Jan 4 Jan 5 13972 13973 13974 13975 13977 13978 13979 No School Days (Grades K-5) 630-513-4383 All participants in the 4-, 3-, and 2-day programs must register for the appropriate no school days as needed. Please register 1 week prior to the no school day. Must be paid in full when registering. All emergency forms and paperwork must be completed prior to the day of program. Remember to bring a lunch with a drink. Cheryl Riley W Ursula Bulgarelli Baker Station Coordinator [email protected] Daily Options Program Supervisor 630-513-4331 [email protected] 2018 Spring Break M-F Mar 26-306:30am-6pm 13966 RES $220/NR $270 Daily Options M Mar 26 RES $44/NR $66 Tu W Th F Mar Mar Mar Mar 13967 13968 13969 13970 13971 27 28 29 30 No School Days are included in the fee of the 5-day Baker Station program. RES $44/NR $66 6:30am-6pm 2017 F Sep 1 F Oct 6 M Oct 9 M Nov 20 Tu Nov 21 W Nov 22 13955 13956 13957 13958 13959 13960 2018 M Jan 15 F Jan 19 M Feb 19 F Mar 2 F Apr 27 13961 13962 13963 13964 13965 PCC stcparks.org 49 Sign up for one or all! No School Day Trips Main Event • Friday • September 1 Bowling, laser tag, pool tables, shuffle board and gravity ropes. Lunch included. Hoffman Estates 10am-2pm 14055 RES $65/NR $98 14056* Richardson Corn Maze • Friday • October 6 Explore four separate mazes winding through 33 acres of corn in the World’s Largest Corn Maze. Bring a sack lunch. Looking for something to do on your next ‘No School Day’? Spring Grove 9am-5pm 14066 RES $55/NR $82 Join us for an all-day adventure to a local hot spot. Shedd Aquarium • Monday • November 20 Trips depart from and return to Pottawatomie Community Center. Trip fees include admission, transportation and adult supervision. One week before each trip, participants will receive an informational email with more details about the trip. Lunch is included with some trips. Chicago 14057* McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum Tour • Monday • October 9 Get an up close look at the gears that lift up the bridges on this tour. Bring a sack lunch. Chicago 9am-5pm 14067 RES $55/NR $83 14058* Explore the Aquarium and Wild Reef before seeing the dolphin show. Bring a sack lunch. 9am-5pm 14068 RES $75/NR $112 14060* All Things Art Studio • Tuesday • November 21 Create your own canvas painting to take home. Bring a sack lunch. St. Charles 10am-2pm 14069 RES $69/NR $103 14061* Brookfield Zoo • Wednesday • November 22 Lions, tigers and bears … oh my! Zoo animals are quite active, playful and entertaining this time of year. Bring a sack lunch. Brookfield 9am-5pm 14070 RES $55/NR $82 14062* Level 257 • Wednesday • December 27 Games & bowling at the pac-man themed arcade. Lunch included. Schaumburg 10am-3pm 14071 RES $65/NR $97 14063* Soldier Field Tour & Rainforest Café • Thursday • December 28 Take a behind-the-scenes tour of this historic structure. Lunch included. Chicago 9am-5pm 14072 RES $69/NR $103 14064* Luigi’s Pizza & Aurora Skate Center • Friday • December 29 Make your own pizza. Play laser tag and enjoy skating. Aurora 11am-5pm 14073 RES $65/NR $98 14065* Adler Planetarium • Wednesday • January 3 Explore space! Learn about planets, stars and the Milky Way. Bring a sack lunch. Chicago 9am-5pm 14136 RES $65/NR $98 14137* Gameworks • Thursday • January 4 Receive a 3-hour game card to explore 200 arcade games, everything from the old school classics to Skee ball to racing and more. Schaumburg 10am-3pm 14144 RES $65/NR $83 14138* Brunswick Zone XL • Friday • January 5 Bowling - Laser Tag – Gaming ... this trip has it all! Hotdog lunch included. Algonquin 10am-3pm 14139 RES $55/NR $83 *Before & After Care codes. Before Care begins 6:30am; After Care ends 6pm. RES $15/NR $23 No School Fun! 50 stcparks.org Cheryl Riley Recreation Supervisor 630-513-4331 [email protected] 14140* Youth Arts & Crafts Adorable Christmas Puppies Ages 3-12 Ultimate Classes & Parties Boys and girls, have you ever dreamed of owning a pet? Each child will have an adorable dog to stuff and bring to life. You will then select a special name for your new puppy to fill out on his or her birth certificate. We will also be decorating tee shirts, a rhinestone collar, and a blanket to lie on. Children ages 3-6 must be accompanied by an adult. Sa Dec 16 11am-12pm RES $40/NR $60 14409 PCC Kids Winter Break Workshop Ages 5-12 Tony & Friends Art Studio These one-day workshops fill fast! Kids will enjoy creating a holiday project painting an acrylic masterpiece!. Bring a sack lunch and a roll of paper towels. W Dec 27 9am-3pm F Dec 29 9am-3pm RES $51/NR $76 14423 14424 TONY Mother & Child Painting Kids Drawing, Cartooning & Animation Ages 7-13 Ages 7-13 Tony & Friends Art Studio Enjoy painting in oils, acrylics, watercolors, with your child as we explore the different uses of various brushes, palette knives & techniques. Perfect your technique and progress to free style painting where you choose the subject matter. Art supplies are provided. Bring a roll of paper towels. Tu Tu RES Tu RES Sep 12-Oct 17 4:15-6:15pm Oct 24-Nov 28 4:15-6:15pm $137/NR $187 Dec 5-19 4:15-6:15pm $66/NR $99 14429 14430 TONY 14510 TONY Kids After School Painting Ages 7-13 Tony & Friends Art Studio Staff A budding artist will learn all the techniques for creating beautiful art in this follow-along painting class. Even first-time artists will achieve outstanding results. Explore a variety of subjects. Bring a roll of paper towels. Amazing Gingerbread Houses Ages 5-12 Ultimate Classes & Parties This program is meant to be a special family night to celebrate the holiday. Take the time out of your busy schedule to enjoy designing and decorating a special gingerbread house as parent and child! We will provide everything you need along with a special holiday snack and beverage. Th Nov 30 6:30-7:30pm RES $40/NR $60 14408 PCC W W W RES Sep 20-Oct 11 4-6pm Oct 18-Nov 8 4-6pm Nov 15-Dec 6 4-6pm $81/NR $121 Tony & Friends Art Studio Students work at their own ability level with practical instruction in the fundamentals of drawing, composition and perspective while handling line proportion and tone. Sa Sep 23-Oct 28 9-11am Sa Nov 4-Dec 9 9-11am RES $122/NR $172 14431 14432 TONY Kids Painting Ages 7-13 Tony & Friends Art Studio Learn all the techniques for creating beautiful art in this follow-along painting class. Even first-time artists will achieve outstanding results. Explore a variety of subjects. Bring a roll of paper towels. Art supplies provided. Sa Sep 23-Oct 28 10am-12pm Sa Nov 4-Dec 9 10am-12pm RES $122/NR $172 14425 14426 TONY 14420 14421 14422 TONY FAM I LY T NIGH Friday • November 17 6-8:30pm See page 14 for details stcparks.org 51 Youth Arts & Crafts | Music & Theatre NEW! Sew 18” Doll Clothes Ages 5-15 Cindy Beitzel Sep 5 7-8pm Sep 14 7:30-8:30pm Nov 9 7-8pm Dec 18 7:30-8:30pm $22/NR $33 Ages 6-15 Ages 6+ Cindy Beitzel F W F F RES Sep 15 5-6:30pm Oct 4 5:30-7pm Nov 17 5:30-7pm Dec 1 5:30-7pm $35/NR $53 14317 14318 14319 14320 PCC W W Tu Tu RES Cindy Beitzel Learn the basics of the sewing machines to sew and create a holiday inspired project. All supplies and sewing machines are provided. Cindy Beitzel Learn to read and understand a sewing pattern. Various sewing techniques such as overcast and top stitching will be introduced. A new project will be introduced each class offering within the current catalog (examples: pajama bottoms, totes and decorative pillows). All sewing machines and supplies will be included. Ages 5-15 14324 PCC Holiday Sewing Fun Intermediate Sewing With Mom as your helper, learn how to thread sewing machines, load bobbins, finishing techniques and more. Create something unique together. New projects each month. Sewing machines and supplies provide Cindy Beitzel W Nov 15 6-7pm RES $22/NR $33 14327 14314 14315 14316 PCC Sew Together - Mom & Me Ages 7-15 Learn the basics of machine sewing while making a cuddly, soft turkey for the holidays! All supplies and sewing machines are provided. Have fun learning beginning sewing skills as you make clothes and accessories for an 18 inch doll. All supplies and sewing machines are provided. Tu Th Th M RES Sew a Turkey Friend Sep 20 6-8pm Oct 18 6-8pm Nov 28 6-8pm Dec 12 6:30-8:30pm $42/NR $63 14307 14308 14309 14326 PCC M Dec 18 6:30-7:30pm RES $22/NR $33 14325 PCC Musical Theatre Ages 6-13 Arts Center St. Charles Students will study musical theatre concepts including acting, singing and dancing from popular musicals. All roles are equal, and each student has a solo. Participants will build confidence and develop many skills including teamwork and creative thinking. Ages 6-9 Bring your scout troop in and have fun learning the basics of sewing together. Enjoy creating a memorable sewing project as you acquire life long skills. All supplies and sewing machines are provided. Troop leader must register entire troop. Beauty and the Beast™, Annie™ SHOWCASE: October 12, 5:30pm Th Sep 7-Oct 12 4:30-6:30pm $195 14297 ARTS Moana™, Finding Dory™ SHOWCASE: October 14, 1pm Sa Sep 9-Oct 14 12-2pm $195 14298 ARTS W F W Tu RES Charlie Brown Christmas™, Frosty the Snowman™ SHOWCASE: December 6, 5:30pm W Oct 25-Dec 6* 4:30-6:30pm $195 14300 ARTS NEW! Girl Scout Group Sew Ages 6-15 Cindy Beitzel Sep 20 5-6pm Oct 13 7:30-8:30pm Nov 15 5-6pm Dec 12 5:30-6:30pm $60/NR $90 per troop 14328 14329 14330 14331 PCC *NO CLASS NOV 22 NEW! Sew an Emoji Pillow Ages 7-15 Cindy Beitzel Express yourself and enjoy learning beginning sewing skills as you create and customize your very own Emoji. All supplies and sewing machines are provided. Learn to Sew Ages 6+ Cindy Beitzel Create your own masterpiece with your newlyacquired sewing skills of threading machines, winding and loading bobbins. New projects each month. Sewing machines and supplies provided. Th W F F RES Sep 14 6-7:30pm Oct 25 6-7:30pm Nov 17 7-8:30pm Dec 1 7-8:30pm $27/NR $41 52 stcparks.org 14310 14311 14312 14313 PCC Tu W W RES Sep 5 6-7pm Oct 4 7-8pm Nov 15 7-8pm $22/NR $33 NEW! 14321 14322 14323 PCC Sew a Mermaid/Shark Tail Blanket Ages 7-15 Cindy Beitzel Learn the basics of machine sewing while making a cozy, soft, one of a kind Mermaid or Shark Tail Blanket! All supplies and sewing machines are provided. F Sep 15 6:30-8:30pm F Oct 13 5:30-7:30pm Th Nov 9 5-7pm W Dec 6 6-8pm RES $35/NR $53 14332 14333 14334 14335 PCC How the Grinch Stole Christmas™, Rudolph™ SHOWCASE: December 10, 2pm Su Oct 29-Dec 10* 1-3pm 14299 $195 ARTS *NO CLASS NOV 26 Ages 10-13 Girl Meets World™, Mulan™ SHOWCASE: October 15, 2pm Su Sep 10-Oct 15 1-3pm $195 Legally Blonde™, Frozen™ SHOWCASE: December 9, 1pm Sa Oct 28-Dec 9* 1-3pm $195 *NO CLASS NOV 25 14397 ARTS 14398 ARTS Youth Skills & Hobbies Cheer and Pom Ages 4-10 Bricks 4 Kidz Halloween Workshop Ultimate Classes & Parties Ages 5-10 Girls, have you always wished you could learn cheer and pom routines just like the older girls, but there wasn’t a class available for your age group? Well, now is your chance! Have a great time learning simple cheers, partner stunts and an awesome pom routine. No experience necessary. All you need to bring is your strong voice and enthusiastic spirit. Poms available for purchase in class. M Oct 2-30 6:15-7pm RES $80/NR $120 Bricks 4 Kidz Trick or Treat? Come join Bricks 4 Kidz® this fall for fun LEGO® based Halloween activities, games, take-homes and building! This workshop will be sure to excite you with a motorized spider and bat, Frankenstein, witches, ghosts & more! Kids will use our proprietary technic LEGO® kits and model plans to construct one-of-a-kind creations. Sa Oct 21 10am-12pm RES $35/NR $53 14399 PCC stcparks.org 53 14407 PCC All Friends Welcome! L SPECIA s Pas Grades 3-6 • 6:30-10pm 4-Visit Pottawatomie Community Center for $28 • Only $8* for unlimited FUN! *Fee does not include concessions. A Pre-Friday Live Event 5-6:15pm Structured & Slightly-Competitive Sporting Fun For All! 2017 2018 Sep 22 Country Night Sep 29Mario Kart Tournament Oct 13 Volleyball Night Oct 27 Halloween Party Nov 3 Bounce House Party Nov 10 Pajama Party Dec 1 Disney Night Dec 8 Karaoke Night Dec 15Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Jan 5 New Year Celebration Jan 12 Ping Pong Tournament Jan 26 Superhero Night Feb 9 Cars 3 Feb 16 Valentine’s Party Feb 23 Magic Night Mar 2 Just Dance Competition Mar 16 St. Patrick’s Day Mar 23 March Madness Apr 6 Hawaiian Night Apr 20Bring a 2nd Grader 4FREE! A fun, safe, parent-approved, professionally supervised program… parents must accompany youth at check-in and check-out. Youth Skills & Hobbies NEW! Kooky Christmas Science Lab Have the Slime of Your Life Babysitters’ Training Ages 5-10 Ages 6-12 Ages 10-16 Lisa Lombardi Coaching Investigate science during the holiday season. Rescue an elf in an ice excavation. Prepare peppermint goo and save Santa from sinking. Get crazy during cranberry science. Discover the secrets of all the candy in your stocking. Christmas and winter are an amazing avalanche of kooky science fun! Sa Dec 9 10-11:30am RES $39/NR $59 14150 PCC Lisa Lombardi Coaching Have the slime of your life making Halloween themed GOO! Make your own batch and interact with various slimes and splat balls in our slime lab. Kids will have a blast arming themselves with goggles, test tubes, squirters and more for this extremely messy experience! A slime themed snack is served, and all kids go home with a souvenir of slime. Sa Oct 14 10-11am RES $22/NR $33 SuSa Nov 18-19 12-5pm RES $43/NR $65 Magic Class Gary Kantor Magic Team 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 -- sign up for all! F RES Th RES Sep 29 6:45-7:40pm $20/NR $30 Nov 16 5-5:55pm $20/NR $30 14000 PCC 14001 BATEC LEGO® Engineering Simple Machines Workshop Ages 6-11 NERF Night Ages 6-13 Battle it out with NERF! The community center will be transformed into a battleground of fun. Participants must provide their own NERF guns, darts and protective eyewear. Remember to label your belongings. Compete in a variety of games including Capture the Flag, King of the Hill and Team Elimination. Pizza, drink and supervision provided. Sa Oct 14 5:30-8pm RES $20/NR $30 Snowtubing at Villa Olivia Ages 6+ Josh Williams Slide down a hill on an inner tube at Villa Olivia! Enjoy run after run with your friends or family. There’s even a lift at the bottom to take you back up to the top again. No experience necessary, but you must be 42 inches tall. A special waiver from Villa Olivia will be filled out prior to the trip departure. Concessions are available for purchase on your own. Bartlett. W Dec 27 12-6pm RES $39/NR $59 Sa Sep 16 10am-12pm RES $35/NR $53 14400 PCC Ages 8-12 14473 PCC Bricks 4 Kidz How would you like to turn your next LEGO® creation into a robot, programmed to do exactly what you tell it to do? The Bricks 4 Kidz® new Jr. Robotics workshop offer all the fun of building with LEGO® bricks, PLUS the challenge of computer programming! Using drag and drop icon based software, WeDo software provides an introduction into the world of computer programming and robotics that will equip children to succeed in a technology-based marketplace. This fun, action packed program combines real-life skills with real-kid fun! Sa Nov 18 10am-12pm RES $40/NR $60 14341 PCC NEW! Indoor Skydiving at iFly Naperville Ages 12+ Josh Williams Are you ready to try something new and exciting? Join us for a trip to iFly Indoor Skydiving arena in Naperville. iFly uses a wind tunnel and giant fans to simulate Skydiving without the hassle of jumping out of an airplane. Two flights per person, a video of your flight time, all flight gear, and hands on assistance with a personal instructor. Lunch will be on your own at Bricks WoodFired Café after the flights. Naperville. F Oct 6 12-6pm RES $79/NR $119 stcparks.org 14047 PCC Jr. Robotics Workshop Bricks 4 Kidz Delve into the world of simple machines! Students will learn all about different simple machines; levers, pulleys, inclined planes, and then get to build their own simple machine completely out of LEGO® bricks! Students will use our proprietary kits and model plans to construct exciting moving models. Our one-of-a-kind models incorporate gears, axles, pulleys, motors, battery packs & remote controls! We will discover all the simple machines that we use in our everyday lives! 54 14135 PCC 14089 PCC NEW! Ages 5-13 Kara Guizzetti Learn the skills needed to take care of children using fun activities, group and teacher-led discussions and role playing techniques. Fee includes a student reference book and other reference materials. Bring a doll and lunch. 14048 PCC Youth Sports Basketball Skills - 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. Baseball Skills - Designed to keep players moving and learning at all times. Learn the importance of proper throwing mechanics, rotational hitting, bunting, fielding, pitching and catching. Speed and agility will be added to increase core strength & mobility for added bat speed, range in the field and linear speed for base running. Bring a water bottle and glove. Golf Skills - Conditioning and drills will help to create a stable foundation to maintain balance throughout swing and improves core strength and mobility for increased club speed. Repetition and proper mechanics will be the focal point. Each session involves basic swing practice, understanding the importance of shot, club selection, golf etiquette and competition drills. Equipment provided; recommend bringing your own clubs and a water bottle. Volleyball Skills - Passing, serving, setting and teamwork are all covered in this fast-paced sport. Speed and agility drills will help increase short area quickness, improve defensive range, explosiveness to elevate and finish points and increases power and balance. Games will be played to learn defensive and offensive strategies. Bring knee pads and a water bottle. Track & Field - This program is centered on helping increase your child’s speed and endurance while also bettering their running form. This program will cover sprinting, distance running, high jump, long jump and more. During class your child will learn form, train, and have fun while playing games to increase their speed and endurance. Wear running shoes. Speed & Agility - This is a class to help your child’s speed and agility in their sport of preference. While participating in the program your child will be working to obtain that extra element to their game that will help them stand out as a player in the field or on the court. The focus will be on skills such as form, start and stop speeds, directional change, acceleration change and fun games to help improve overall skills. Wear running shoes. Monday Sep 11-Oct 23* Basketball Skills 8-10 RES $76/NR $114 5:15-6:15pm 14516 PCC Volleyball Skills 8-10 6:15-7:15pm 14528 PCC Volleyball Skills 10-12 7:15-8:15pm 14529 PCC Tuesday Sep 5-Oct 17 Girls Basketball Skills 6-8 Thursday Sep 7-Oct 19 Golf Skills 6-8 RES $76/NR $114 6:45-7:45pm 14519 PCC RES $76/NR $114 4-4:45pm 14542 PCC Baseball Skills 6-8 5-6pm 14545 PCC Track & Field 6-8 4:15-5pm 14551 GENRC Speed & Agility 8-12 6-7pm 14553 GENRC Track & Field 9-12 5-6pm 14555 GENRC Monday Oct 30-Dec 18* RES $76/NR $114 Basketball Skills 6-8 4:15-5:15pm 14517 PCC Basketball Skills 8-10 5:15-6:15pm 14518 PCC Volleyball Skills 8-10 6:15-7:15pm 14531 PCC Volleyball Skills 10-12 7:15-8:15pm 14530 PCC Thursday Nov 2-Dec 21* Track & Field 6-8 RES/NR $76 4:15-5pm 14557 GENRC Track & Field 9-12 5-6pm 14556 GENRC Speed & Agility 8-12 6-7pm 14554 GENRC *NO CLASS OCT 9 & NOV 20 & 23 Grandparents Day CELEBRATION Sunday • September 10 3-5pm See page 7 for details stcparks.org 55 Youth Sports Girls Basketball League Ages 6-8 Flag Football League All Star Sports 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. Tu Oct 24-Dec 19* 6-8pm $100 14538 TBD *NO LEAGUE OCT 31 OR NOV 21 Developmental Soccer League Ages 6-9 All Star Sports Grades 1-5 River City Boys Lacrosse League All Star Sports Ages 7-14 River City Lacrosse offers a unique and exciting league this fall for boys. The focus is on player development for both individual and team concepts, a fun and challenging atmosphere and maximizing each player’s enthusiasm for the game. RCL does this through a progressive Academy and competitive game schedule. Each Sunday, players receive River City’s Academy training in small groups followed by a league game. For more details, visit rivercitylax.com. Grades 1-2 14547 Sa Sep 9-Oct 21 1-4pm GENHS Tu Sep 12-Oct 17 5:30-6:45pm DAVIS Grades 2-9 Su Sep 10-Oct 15 11am-4pm $175 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. Grades 3-5 14548 Sa Sep 9-Oct 21 1-4pm GENHS Th Sep 14-Oct 19 5:30-6:45pm DAVIS $142 Ages 6-7 Sa Sep 9-Oct 28 2:20-3:30pm $108 Ages 7-12 14458 ESSC Ages 8-9 Sa Sep 9-Oct 28 2:20-3:30pm $108 14459 ESSC Floor Hockey League All Star Sports 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. Ages 7-9 Sa Oct 28-Dec 16* 9:50am-1:10pm $100 14536 GENW Ages 10-12 Sa Oct 28-Dec 16* 1:20-3:30pm $100 14537 GENW *NO LEAGUE NOV 25 Ages 7-14 Ages 6-11 Serve City Athletics New to the game? Interested in playing basketball at school or taking your game to the next level? If this is true, this class is right for you. Our program is designed to improve your basketball skills with skill training, extensive ball handling, passing, shooting, footwork and competitive game play. Our coaches are trained to help you prepare for the next level in a fun and competitive atmosphere. Ages 6-10 W Sep 13-Oct 18 5-6pm W Oct 25-Dec 6* 5-6pm RES $75/NR $113 14247 14248 PCC Ages 9-11 W Sep 13-Oct 18 6-7pm W Oct 25-Dec 6* 6-7pm RES $75/NR $113 14249 14250 PCC *NO CLASS NOV 22 56 stcparks.org River City Lacrosse River City Lacrosse offers a unique league for girls only this fall! The redesigned program supports the growth and development of each player. The focus is on player development for both individual and team concepts, a fun and challenging atmosphere and maximizing each player’s enthusiasm for the game. RCL does this through a progressive practice plan and competitive game schedule. Each Saturday, players receive River City’s Academy training in small groups followed by a league game. For more details, visit rivercitylax.com. Grades 2-9 Su Sep 9-Oct 14 11am-4pm $175 Ages 7+ Vladmir Lapshin 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. Beginners meet from 6-7pm. Club members meet from 7-8:30pm. Fencing Tu Sep 12-Oct 24 6-7pm Tu Nov 7-Dec 19 6-7pm RES $64/NR $96 14279 14280 PCC Fencing Club Tu Sep 12-Oct 24 7-8:30pm Tu Nov 7-Dec 19 7-8:30pm RES $53/NR $80 14281 14282 PCC Club Volleyball Skills Training Serve City Athletics New to the game? Interested in playing volleyball at school or taking your game to the next level? If any of those are true this is right for you! Our program is designed to improve your volleyball skills with 60 minutes of setting, passing, serving and hitting. Our coaches are trained to help you prepare for the next level in a fun and competitive atmosphere. W Sep 13-Oct 18 7:15-8:15pm W Oct 25-Dec 6* 7:15-8:15pm RES $75/NR $113 14251 14252 PC *NO CLASS NOV 22 Serve City Volleyball League Ages 10-14 14238 ESSC 14238 ESSC Fencing Ages 9-14 River City Girls Lacrosse League Club Basketball Skills Training River City Lacrosse Learn the game of football and positive sportsmanship in this safe football league. Each participant will be evaluated on the first day in order to form balanced teams. All Star Sports Instruction will provide the head coaches, if parents would like to help out, please notify staff on the first day of practice. Games will be played in a format that gives each player a chance to play the line, be a receiver and play backfield. For more information, call Melissa at 630-513-4336. Serve City Athletics Join a team and play this fall! The first two weeks will be used for practice and evaluations followed by six weeks of play. (If enrollment allows we will have a boy’s division and a girl’s division.) Participants will receive a uniform. Tu Oct 17-Dec 12* 6-9pm RES $65/NR $98 *NO CLASS NOV 21 14255 PCC Youth Sports | Fitness Tennis - Red Ball 2 Ages 5-7 MTL Tennis Management Players will develop agility, balance, basic movement patters, forehand and backhand groundstrokes, serves, return, volley, placement and rally skills. Sa Th Sa Th RES Sep 16-Oct 21 10-11am Sep 21-Oct 26 5-6pm Oct 28-Dec 9* 12-1pm Nov 2-Dec 14* 5-6pm $69/NR $104 14230 14229 14231 14232 PP *NO CLASS NOV 23 & 25 Horseback Riding I Hockey - Level 1 Ages 3-17 Ages 6+ Skate School Learn the fundamentals of hockey skating maneuvering faster, becoming more agile, using proper sports skating techniques and developing successful game situations. Required equipment: hockey skates, gloves and certified hockey helmet (ice approved). Pucks will not be used. Tennis - Orange Ball 1 Th Aug 31-Oct 26* 6:30-7pm Sa Sep 2-Oct 28* 10:40-11:10am Th Nov 9-Jan 11* 6:30-7pm Sa Nov 11-Jan 13* 10:40-11:10am $125 Ages 8-10 *NO CLASS SEP 21 & 23, NOV 23 & 25, DEC 28 & 30 MTL Tennis Management Players will develop agility, coordination, dynamic balance, movement patterns, court positioning, scoring and reliable technique on forehand, backhand, serve and volleys. Sa Th Sa Th RES Sep 16-Oct 21 11am-12pm Sep 21-Oct 26 6-7pm Oct 28-Dec 9* 1-2pm Nov 2-Dec 14* 6-7pm $69/NR $104 14227 14225 14228 14226 PP *NO CLASS NOV 23 & 25 Tennis - Jr. Development 1 Ages 11-17 MTL Tennis Management This program is designed to introduce the game to middle school and high school players based on age and ability. Players will develop agility, coordination, dynamic balance, movement patterns, court positioning, scoring and reliable technique on forehand and backhand, serve, return and volleys. Sa Sep 16-Oct 21 12-1pm Sa Oct 28-Dec 9* 2-3pm RES $69/NR $104 14222 14223 PP *NO CLASS NOV 25 Tennis - Jr. Development 2 Ages 11-17 MTL Tennis Management Players will develop complex coordination, body awareness and control, reaction time, understanding of the game situation (offense, defense and neutral) in different phases of a point and high percentage shot selection. Singles and doubles mat-play for the last half hour. Sa Sep 16-Oct 21 1-2:30pm RES $104/NR $154 14224 PP 14435 14472 14647 14648 FOXVI Sa Sep 16-Oct 21 10-11am 14404 Tu Sep 19-Oct 24 5:30-6:30pm 14403 $146 TOWER Horsemanship for Youth Ages 9-16 Ice Skating - Basic 1 Ages 6-17 Skate School 14436 14437 14649 14650 FOXVI *NO CLASS SEP 21 & 23, NOV 23 & 25, DEC 28 & 30 Tae Kwon Do Ages 6-10 AIM-Arts This class will incorporate basic level kicks of Tae Kwon Do and the basic self-defense techniques of Shaolin Kempo Kung Fu. As classes progress, classes will include basics of sparring with protective equipment. In a fun filled environment, class is taught in a well rounded system incorporating the teaching of true self-defense, inner strength and discipline. Uniforms are recommended, not required for beginners, they are required for rank advancement. Uniforms and additional materials are available through the instructor. TuTh Sep 5- Sep 28 5:30-6:15pm TuTh Oct 3-Oct 26 5:30-6:15pm TuTh Nov 7-Dec 7* 5:30-6:15pm RES $64/NR $96 14657 14658 14659 PCC Dunham Woods 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. Learn the basics of figure skating, both forward and back movements, and balance techniques. Practice falling and getting up, marching, foot glides, forward swizzles, backward wiggles and beginning snowplow stops. Progress to one-foot glides, two-foot turns, forward slaloms and beginning two-foot spins. Th Aug 31-Oct 26* 6:30-7pm Sa Sep 2-Oct 28* 10:40-11:10am Th Nov 9-Jan 11 6:30-7pm Sa Nov 11-Jan 13 10:40-11:10am $125 Tower Hill Stables Looking to learn more? Beginner and advanced riders will benefit from instruction on safety, grooming, tacking and riding (English or Western). Using well-trained horses, enthusiastic instructors will provide a wonderful learning atmosphere and experience. Bike helmet required. Sa Sep 9-Oct 14 1:30-2:30pm $165 14338 DUNH Hap Ki Do Ages 5-14 Traditional Martial Arts Staff Basic entry level class with emphasis on respect and discipline. Classes consist of Hapkido circular style punches and kicks with an introduction to simple falls and self defense drills. This class is taught by experienced blackbelt instructors with Grand Master Ma supervising every class. Uniforms and belt testing are optional and available at an additional cost. The last class will include at board breaking ceremony. Ages 5-14 Tu Sep 12-Oct 31 5-6pm $110 14261 DOJA Ages 7-14 Sa Sep 16-Nov 4 10:15-11:15am $110 14262 DOJA *NO CLASS NOV 21 & 23 stcparks.org 57 Youth Fitness Parent/Child Shotokan Karate Ages 7+ w/adult Illinois Shotokan Karate Here’s a great way to spend quality time together, while conditioning muscles, developing coordination and improving cardiovascular fitness. Beginner/Continuer White-Orange Belts M Sep 11-Dec 18 5:40-6:35pm 14191 RES/NR $154 MUNH** White-Orange Belts W Sep 6-Dec 13 6-6:55pm 14195 RES/NR $154 GENS White-Red Belts F Sep 8-Dec 15* 6-6:55pm 14198 RES/NR $144 BATCC Yellow-Blue Belts M Sep 11-Dec 18 6:40-7:35pm 14210 RES/NR $154 MUNH** Yellow-Green Belts W Sep 6-Dec 13 7-7:55pm 14213 RES/NR $154 GENS Orange-Blue Belts F Sep 8-Dec 15* 7-7:55pm 14207 RES/NR $144 BATCC Green Belts and Up M Sep 11-Dec 18 7:40-8:35pm 14205 RES/NR $154 MUNH** Purple Belts W Sep 6-Dec 13 8-9pm 14204 RES/NR $154 GENS Brown-Black Only W Sep 6-Dec 13 8-9:15pm 14186 RES/NR $184 GENS Green -Low Purple Belts F Sep 8-Dec 15* 8-9pm 14203 RES/NR $144 BATCC High Purple Belts and Up F Sep 8-Dec 15* 8-9:15pm 14188 RES/NR $172 BATCC Novice Intermediate/Advanced *NO CLASS NOV 24 **CLASS ON OCT 9 WILL BE HELD AT PCC Youth Karate Ages 7-14 Illinois Shotokan Karate Offering a good mix of strength training with cardiovascular and flexibility exercises. Develop coordination, agility and poise, while learning lasting personal safety skills. Children benefit from the mental stimulation of learning the choreographed moves of the kata and the discipline of conforming to the class rules. Beginner/Continuer White-Orange Belts M Sep 11-Dec 18 5:40-6:35pm 14192 RES/NR $154 MUNH** White-Orange Belts W Sep 6-Dec 13 6-6:55pm 14194 RES/NR $154 GENS White-Red Belts F Sep 8-Dec 15* 6-6:55pm 14197 RES/NR $144 BATCC Yellow-Blue Belts M Sep 11-Dec 18 6:40-7:35pm 14211 RES/NR $154 MUNH** Yellow-Green Belts W Sep 6-Dec 13 7-7:55pm 14212 RES/NR $154 GENS Orange-Blue Belts F Sep 8-Dec 15* 7-7:55pm 14208 RES/NR $144 BATCC Green Belts and Up M Sep 11-Dec 18 7:40-8:35pm 14206 RES/NR $154 MUNH** Purple Belts W Sep 6-Dec 13 8-9pm 14200 RES/NR $154 GENS Brown-Black Only W Sep 6-Dec 13 8-9:15pm 14189 RES/NR $184 GENS Green -Low Purple Belts F Sep 8-Dec 15* 8-9pm 14199 RES/NR $144 BATCC High Purple Belts and Up F Sep 8-Dec 15* 8-9:15pm 14184 RES/NR $172 BATCC Novice Intermediate/Advanced *NO CLASS NOV 24 **CLASS ON OCT 9 WILL BE HELD AT PCC Illinois Shotokan Karate Club is Chicagoland’s premier karate school taught under the instruction of John DiPasquale, a four-time National Champion, US National Coach and President of the US National Karate Federation. • • • • Uniforms and Belt Testing are options available through the ISKC instructor. Youth, Parent/Child and Adult classes may train together. eginner students will not be permitted to register into the current session after the second class has met. B Registration for continuers through advanced students will be accepted after the start date; the full class fee is required. • For more information, visit www.iskc.com or call 847-359-0666. 58 stcparks.org Teen & Adult Arts & Crafts | Skills & Hobbies Sports Photography Ages 16+ Mike Frankowski Tired of taking blurry photos? Learn how to become a better sports photographer. Whether it’s taking pictures of your kids on the weekends or even covering a professional sporting event, you’ll learn everything you need to bring your viewer into the heart of the action. Class is hands-on and interactive; bring your camera and any sports photos you wish to share. W Sep 6 6:45-8:45pm RES $27/NR $41 14582 PCC Lara Piner Ages 16+ Mike Frankowski Take your photos to a whole new level! Master the art of photo editing, retouching and compositing. Learn the basics of making your photos into beautiful pieces of art. Class is hands-on and interactive. Bring your camera and photos you would like to edit. Th Oct 12 6:45-8:45pm RES $27/NR $41 NEW! Ages 16+ Tiza Pyle, PhD Ages 18+ Dunham Woods Staff 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. 14023 PCC See page 24 for details 14011 PCC Horsemanship for Adults W Sep 6-Oct 11 7-8pm $165 DIY Farm Series 14050 PCC From Stressed to Best Sa Nov 4 9am-1pm RES $29/NR $44 Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide basic care for breathing emergencies, perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) on victims of sudden cardiac arrest. Participants that pass the course will receive a two year certification. M Nov 6 5:30-8:30pm RES $35/NR $53 Basics of Photo Editing Because people are different, a one-size-fits-all approach to stress reduction simply will not work. From Stressed to BestTM uses definable personality differences to pinpoint specific individualized steps to reduce stress. Using Personality Type as a foundation, the program was developed to solve this serious contemporary problem. It produces immediate results by reducing stress and improving communication with clients, customers, family members and coworkers. $15 workbook fee to be paid to instructor day of program. CPR/AED for the Workplace Ages 14+ NEW! Adult Nature Classes See page 9 for details See page 27 for details NEW! 14337 DUNH Pass Down Your Memories Ages 50+ Lara Piner Share your memories, not a mess. Take the first steps to passing down your memories by learning how to organize, convert and back up your photos and other media so you can share your memories and family history with loved ones. W Oct 18 10-11:30am RES $25/NR $38 14012 PCC FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY Sunday, September 24 • 11am to 3pm Historic Demonstrations Blacksmithing Buttermaking Corn Shelling Gardening Laundering Woodstove Cooking Josh Williams Community Center Supervisor 630-513-4329 [email protected] stcparks.org 59 Teen & Adult Dance | Sports Thanksgiving Pickleball Tournament Line Dance Ages 16+ Ballroom Dance - Beginner Dance With Janet Do you love music, like to dance, but don’t have a partner? Learn to line dance! Each dance is a pattern of steps that repeats throughout the song. Learn 10-12 different dances to all sorts of music country, pop, rock, oldies and current hits. Step sheets and video reviews are included so you’ll remember what you learned. Participants are encouraged to go out dancing together to practice moves with their fellow dance-aholics! Dances vary so each session is unique. Wear smooth-soled shoes. No experience necessary. Th Sep 7-Oct 12 3-4:15pm Th Nov 2-Dec 14 3-4:15pm RES $40/NR $60 14304 14305 PCC Mariano Carreño When you dance Salsa, you are free! Begin your journey learning the basic steps, music timing, leading/following concepts and technique of Salsa dancing and other Latin rhythms. Develop smooth transitions and directional movements around the dance floor. You will also learn some basic turns and footwork. And, did you know that you can burn 420+ calories/hr Salsa dancing? It’s a great way to improve posture, balance and overall health. Dress comfortably and casual. Tu Sep 12-Nov 7 8-9pm RES $36/NR $54 See page 14 for details 60 stcparks.org 14301 PCC Ages 18+ Andy Fuzak Put on your dancing shoes! Develop the skills needed to feel confident on the dance floor whether you’re getting ready for a wedding or work function. Review introductory patterns of the most popular dances: Salsa, Waltz, Foxtrot, Swing and Hip Hop. Learn leading, following and various rhythm styles. Wear smooth-soled shoes that allow you to slide and spin freely. Ladies should wear a 2-inch or lower heel for proper balance. Fee is per couple. M Sep 11-Nov 6 7-8pm RES $115/NR $165 Su Nov 19 11am-5pm 14292 $20 PCC NEW! Andy Fuzak Take your dancing to the next level! Expand your fancy footwork skills to wow the crowds at weddings or work functions. Review introductory patterns of the most popular dances: Salsa, Waltz, Foxtrot, Swing and Hip Hop. Improve your leading, following and various rhythm styles. Wear smoothsoled shoes that allow you to slide and spin freely. Ladies should wear a 2-inch or lower heel for proper balance. Fee is per couple. M Sep 11-Nov 6 8-9pm RES $115/NR $165 Josh Williams Join the excitement of one of the newest sport crazes - pickleball! The Thankgiving Tournament is a fun one-day, round robin scramble. Register as an individual. Please provide IPF player rating at time of registration. For rating descriptions, visit usapa.org. All skills levels welcome. Lunch provided. 14303 BCC Ballroom Dance - Advanced Ages 16+ Salsa Dance Ages 16+ Ages 16+ 14302 BCC Social Nets Tennis League Ages 18-40 MTL Tennis Management Designed for young adult players, Social Nets is a tennis program that is all about having fun, meeting new people and hanging out with friends on the court. Whether you’ve played tennis for years or are new to the game, this is the place for you. The format will be doubles each week, competition mixed with FUN!! Fee includes game balls, t-shirt and USTA giveaways!! Tu Sep 5-Oct 17 6:30-8pm RES $15/NR $23 14597 PP Teen & Adult Sports | Fitness Men’s 12-inch Recreational - All of these leagues are sanctioned Softball Leagues USSSA men’s 18 and over, 12-inch softball leagues. All men’s leagues use a 6-12 foot arc limit and all leagues have home run limits. These leagues are played at East Side Sports complex with 300 foot fences. There will be a post season tournament with awards to the top finishers. For information, call 630-513-4336. Teams that played in the Fall 2016 season will have priority registration until July 28. New teams can put their name on a list until this date. Spots are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Men’s 30+ Softball League - This league is comprised of players that All teams can roster up to 20 players. Rosters are to be turned in at the first game. Team captains may add players to the roster at any time during the season but a player will only be eligible for tournament play if the player’s name was on the original roster handed in on the first night or before the deadline set for that league. league. On Monday nights, men and women hit a 12-inch softball, men will use a 30 inch bat. On Tuesday and Wednesday night, men and women hit the 14-inch softball. The 14-inch ball has a cork center, gloves are needed for this league. These leagues are played at Pottawatomie Park and East Side Sports Complex, there will be a post season tournament with awards to the top finishers. are 30+. This league is played at both Pottawatomie Park and East Side Sports Complex. A 12-inch softball league with a 6-12 foot arc limit, there are no home runs allowed in this league. There will be a post season tournament with awards to the top finishers. Co-Ed Leagues - Join in the fun and excitement of a coed softball Ages 18+ Men’s 12-inch Recreational All registration is online. Teams will be required to pay a $50 deposit at the time of registration to hold their spot in the league. This deposit will be applied to the total league fee. Teams will have the option of paying the entire league fee at the time of registration or paying in two installments via Electric Funds Transfer (EFT) or credit card. One half of the league fee will be debited Friday, September 8 at 9am. The second half will be debited Friday, September 29 at 9am. If payment is not received by the deadline or the EFT or credit card is denied, teams will forfeit all games until the league fee is paid and will be responsible for additional forfeit fees. Financial information will be required for the payment deduction from your bank account or credit card on a designated payment date. $710 per team W Sep 6-Oct 25 6:30-10:30pm 14259 ESSC Th Sep 7-Oct 26 6:30-10:30pm 14256 ESSC Men’s 30+ Softball League Th Sep 7-Oct 26 $695 per team 6:30-10:30pm Co-Ed Leagues 14253 PP* $560 per team M Sep 11-Oct 23 6:30-10:30pm 14254 PP* Tu Sep 5-Oct 24 6:30-10:30pm 14257 PP* W Sep 6-Oct 25 6:30-10:30pm 14258 PP* *SOME GAMES MAY BE SCHEDULED AT ESSC All registration is done on a team basis. If you are an individual looking to play, please contact Melissa Caine at 630-513-4336 or [email protected] Adult Shotokan Karate Ages 15+ Illinois Shotokan Karate Release tension, develop total body fitness, build stamina and overall productivity. Learn self-defense techniques, increase flexibility, enhance cardiovascular endurance, develop muscle tone and improve core strength. For more Illinois Shotokan details, see page 58. Beginner/Continuer White-Black Belts M Sep 11-Dec 18 8:40-9:35pm 14190 RES/NR $154 MUNH** White-Orange Belts W Sep 6-Dec 13 6-6:55pm 14193 RES/NR $154 GENS White-Red Belts F Sep 8-Dec 15* 6-6:55pm 14196 RES/NR $144 BATCC Yellow-Green Belts W Sep 6-Dec 13 7-7:55pm 14214 RES/NR $154 GENS Orange-Blue Belts F Sep 8-Dec 15* 7-7:55pm 14209 RES/NR $144 BATCC Purple Belts W Sep 6-Dec 13 8-9pm 14201 RES/NR $154 GENS Brown-Black Only W Sep 6-Dec 13 8-9:15pm 14185 RES/NR $184 GENS Green -Low Purple Belts F Sep 8-Dec 15* 8-9pm 14202 RES/NR $144 BATCC High Purple Belts and Up F Sep 8-Dec 15* 8-9:15pm 14187 RES/NR $172 BATCC Novice Intermediate/Advanced *NO CLASS NOV 24 **CLASS ON OCT 9 WILL BE HELD AT PCC stcparks.org 61 Teen & Adult Fitness Group Fitness Schedule Monday NEW! Group Fitness Drop In Classes 9:30-10:30am Bootcamp Gold 11am-12pm Low Impact Interval Training Try a group fitness class for $10 6-6:55pm Bodyshred 7-8pm Zumba Disclaimer: Drop in participants must sign a waiver before attending a fitness class. Fitness classes may be canceled if registration does not meet an 8 person minimum one week prior to start date. Tuesday 8:30-9:30am Barre Fusion 9:30-10:30am Zumba Tae Kwon Do 1-2pm Tai Chi for Older Adults Intermediate Ages 11-17 2-3pm Tai Chi for Older Adults Beginner Wednesday 6:15-7:15am Sunrise Yoga 8:30-9:15am Lite Cardio Thursday 8:30-9:30am Barre Fusion 9:30-10:30am Zumba 1-2pm Tai Chi for Older Adults Intermediate 2-3pm Tai Chi for Older Adults Beginner Friday 8:30-9:15am Sit, Stretch and Tone 11:30am-12:30pm Yoga 101 Saturday 9-10am PiYo 10-11am Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong TuTh Sep 5- Sep 28 6:15-7pm TuTh Oct 3-Oct 26 6:15-7pm TuTh Nov 7-Dec 7* 6:15-7pm RES $64/NR $96 14660 14661 14662 PCC *NO CLASS NOV 21 & 23 Hap Ki Do for Women Traditional Martial Arts Staff Hapkido is based on the coordinated power of mind, body and spirit to form a soft/ circular style of martial arts. Hapkido turns your opponents power away from your center and uses that very power to control your attacker. This class is women only students, taught by experienced higher level belt blackbelt instructors with Grand Master Ma supervising every class. W Sep 13-Nov 1 6:15-7:15pm $110 14265 DOJA Bodyshred Ages 14+ Certified Fitness Instructors Dawn Churney Andrea Cladis Pam Kuschel Susan Litviak Maria Smith Mary Jane Timm Nancy Wedemeyer 62 AFAA, Zumba Zumba, ACE ACE CYT AFAA, Zumba ACE, Zumba CYT Lara Piner Community Center Supervisor 630-513-4330 [email protected] stcparks.org Andrea Cladis Transform your body as you shred fat, define muscle and dramatically enhance aerobic performance with this high intensity, metabolic conditioning workout. Bodyshred utilizes a 3-2-1interval approach to whole body circuit training (3min strength, 2 min cardio, 1 min abs). M RES M RES Ages 14+ Andrea Cladis Maximize cardio and strength benefits by combining low impact cardio segments with muscle building exercises. This class will also focus on improving balance and core strength. M RES M RES Sep 11-Oct 23 11am-12pm $49/NR $74 Oct 30-Dec 18 11am-12pm $56/NR $84 14015 PCC 14016 PCC AIM-Arts This class incorporates basic level kicks of Tae Kwon Do and basic self-defense techniques of Shaolin Kempo Kung Fu. As classes progress, learn the basics of sparring with protective equipment. Class is taught in a well rounded system, teaching true self-defense, inner strength and discipline. Uniforms are recommended, not required for beginners, they are required for rank advancement. Uniforms and additional materials are available through the instructor. Ages 13+ Low Impact Interval Training Sep 11-Oct 23 6-6:55pm $49/NR $74 Oct 30-Dec 18 6-6:55pm $56/NR $84 14021 PCC 14022 PCC Barre Fusion Ages 14+ Maria Smith You don’t need to be able to dance to look like a dancer! This is a total body conditioning class with an emphasis on core and lower body. Muscle strengthening and toning Barre work included in each class. This class is a great compliment to morning Zumba. Tu Th Th RES Tu RES Sep 12-Oct 24 8:30-9:30am Sep 14-Oct 26 8:30-9:30am Nov 2-Dec 21* 8:30-9:30am $51/NR $77 Oct 31-Dec 19 8:30-9:30am $58/NR $87 14017 14018 14020 PCC 14019 PCC *NO CLASS NOV 23 Sunrise Yoga Ages 14+ Susan Litviak Energize your body and mind and start the day right with this enlivening yoga class. This early morning class will focus on stretch and strengthening of your body for more energy and a positive attitude to fully prepare for the day ahead. W RES W RES Sep 13-Oct 25 6:15-7:15am $51/NR $77 Nov 1-Dec 20 6:15-7:15am $58/NR $87 14026 PCC 14042 PCC Teen & Adult Fitness Avoid the Extra Holiday Pounds! ONLY $32 for all FOUR OR classes 10 $ per class 14670 Yoga 101 Ages 14+ Nancy Wedemeyer Holiday Restorative Yoga W Dec 27 12pm 14038 Jingle Bell Rocking Zumba Tu Jan 2 7pm 14039 Poinsettia PIYO F Dec 29 11:30am 14040 Santa Baby Cardio Barre Th Dec 28 10am 14041 Stretch, strengthen, focus and relax in this gentle atmosphere. Learn the many benefits of yoga and rejuvenate! The physical and mental benefits of yoga are great for all age groups and fitness levels. F Sep 15-Oct 27 11:30am-12:30pm F Nov 3-Dec 22*11:30am-12:30pm RES $49/NR $74 14027 14028 PCC *NO CLASS NOV 24 Susan Litviak PiYo is a fun, challenging class fusing pilates and Yoga. With every action-packed PiYo session, you can burn excess fat and sculpt and define your whole body, as you minimize the aches and pains that can come along with high-impact workouts. No matter your age, no matter your body type, PiYo will help give you dramatically visible, incredibly beautiful results. Sa RES Sa RES Zumba Ages 14+ PiYo Ages 14+ Advance Registration Required • Pottawatomie Community Center Sep 16-Oct 28 9-9:55am $51/NR $77 Nov 4-Dec 16 9-9:55am $44/NR $66 14024 PCC 14025 PCC Dawn Churney*, Maria Smith Zumba fitness is like no other workout you will ever experience! Inspired by traditional latin rhythms, Zumba has become one of the fastest growing, dance-based fitness classes in the country. Experience an absolute blast in one exhilarating hour of calorie-burning, heart-racing, muscle-pumping, body-energizing movements! All fitness levels welcome. M RES M RES Tu Th Th Th Th RES Tu RES Sep 11-Oct 23 7-8pm $49/NR $74 Oct 30-Dec 18 7-8pm $56/NR $84 Sep 12-Oct 24 9:30-10:30am Sep 14-Oct 26 9:30-10:30am Sep 14-Oct 26 7:15-8:15pm Nov 2-Dec 21* 9:30-10:30am Nov 2-Dec 21* 7:15-8:15pm $51/NR $77 Oct 31-Dec 19 9:30-10:30am $58/NR $87 14030* PCC 14034* PCC 14031 14032 14013 14036 14014 PCC 14035 PCC *NO CLASS NOV 23 Pottawatomie Golf Course See page 19 for details stcparks.org 63 Teen & Adult Fitness Hap Ki Do Ages 15+ Traditional Martial Arts Staff Learn more advanced martial arts and self-defense techniques. This training and its related techniques will help you reduce tension, improve flexibility and bring balance into your life. Uniforms and belt testing are optional and available at an additional cost. The last class will include at board breaking ceremony. W Sep 13-Nov 1 6:15-7:15pm $110 14263 DOJA Bootcamp Gold Ages 50+ Tae Kwon Do Ages 11-17 Lite Cardio Ages 16+ Mary Jane Timm Target and strengthen specific muscle groups, increase your core stability and gain functional fitness. Whatever your fitness level, you will experience noticeable results from this low impact exercise routine. W Sep 13-Oct 25 8:30-9:15am W Nov 1-Dec 13 8:30-9:15am RES $35/NR $53 14276 14277 PCC TuTh Sep 5- Sep 28 TuTh Oct 3-Oct 26 TuTh Nov 7-Dec 7* 7-7:45pm 7-7:45pm 7-7:45pm 14665 14664 14663 RES $64/NR $96 PCC 20-21 JOHN B. NORRIS RECREATION CENTER 64 stcparks.org for details M Sep 11-Oct 23 9:30-10:30am M Oct 30-Dec 11 9:30-10:30am RES $35/NR $53 14272 14273 PCC *NO CLASS NOV 21 & 23 NEW! See pages AIM-Arts This class incorporates basic level kicks of Tae Kwon Do and basic self-defense techniques of Shaolin Kempo Kung Fu. As classes progress, learn the basics of sparring with protective equipment. Class is taught in a well rounded system, teaching true self-defense, inner strength and discipline. Uniforms are recommended, not required for beginners, they are required for rank advancement. Uniforms and additional materials are available through the instructor. Pam Kuschel Participate in age appropriate drills and activities to improve, enhance and maintain strength, cardio capacity, balance, agility and cognition. Designed for the needs of the active, independent older adult, this class offers a new twist on traditional performance and conditioning activities. All program formats are specifically designed to minimize stress on aging joints. All fitness levels welcome! Outdoor Tabata Bootcamp™ Sit, Stretch and Tone Ages 16+ Ages 50+ Pam Kuschel Workouts are geared towards delivering true results, successful weight loss and muscle gain. TBC sessions are based on High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) using the proven 20-10 Microburst Training Protocol and other various HIIT protocols. The concentrated 2-week program offers effective complete body workouts that maximize your results in minimal time, while experiencing one of the most effective styles of exercise for optimum fat burning. For inclement weather, classes will be held indoors at the Pottawatomie Community Center. Beginners to intermediate levels are welcome. Bring a towel, water bottle and a yoga mat for outdoors. MWFSep 11-22 8:15-9am RES $39/NR $59 14284 PP Mary Jane Timm Increase your flexibility, tone your muscles and elevate your heart rate. Class consists of stretching the entire body, resistance band and lightweight training while in the seated position. F RES F RES Sep 15-Oct 27 8:30-9:15am $35/NR $53 Nov 3-Dec 15* 8:30-9:15am $30/NR $45 14274 PCC 14275 PCC *NO CLASS NOV 24 See page 28 for details Happ y Hikers WALKING GROUP Teen & Adult Fitness Tai Chi and Qigong for Older Adults Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong Ages 14+ Ages 50+ William Kutz Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art that is the most widely-practiced exercise in the world. It has been shown to improve flexibility, strength, coordination, balance and to help in delaying osteoporosis. The gentle movements are done slowly to maximize the workout and to promote calmness and peace of mind. Wear comfortable clothing that allows for easy stretching. Sa RES Sa RES Sep 9-Oct 28 10-11am $48/NR $72 Nov 4-Dec 16 10-11am $42/NR $63 See page 61 William Kutz The ancient Chinese arts consist of gentle, flowing exercises that are combined with deep abdominal breathing to promote the release of tension and create a state of deep relaxation. Studies have shown that participants who practice consistently have improved balance, flexibility, coordination, muscle strength (especially in the legs and hips) and range of motion. The gentle, low-impact movements have also been shown to benefit those with arthritis and osteoporosis. Each class begins with easy warm-up exercises that prepare the muscles and support these ancient practices. 14266 PCC 14267 PCC Adult Karate for details Beginner TuThSep 5-Oct 26 2-3pm RES $96/NR $144 TuThOct 31-Dec 14* 2-3pm RES $78/NR $117 14268 PCC 14269 PCC Intermediate TuThSep 5-Oct 26 1-2pm RES $96/NR $144 TuThOct 31-Dec 14* 1-2pm RES $78/NR $117 14270 PCC 14271 PCC *NO CLASS NOV 23 With miles and miles of trails throughout St. Charles connecting to adjacent communities, there is ample opportunity to explore the Fox Valley area! wellness WALKING FOR IN ST. CHARLES Walking just 30 minutes a day can help you... • Improve self esteem & mental well being • Reduce risk of coronary heart disease & stroke • Help control weight & reduce body fat • Increase bone density • Lower blood pressure • Reduce high cholesterol • Boost immune function • Live longer Visit these beautiful parks & trails in St. Charles and get walking! stcparks.org Delnor Woods Park • East Side Sports Complex • Fox River Trail Great Western Trail • Mt. St. Mary Park • Peck Road Trail • Randall Road Trail River Bend Community Park • River Bend Trail • Virgil L. Gilman Trail stcparks.org 65 Live Life Actively! 8 North Avenue in Pottawatomie Community Center Featuring… Drop-In Activities • Computer/Media Lounge with Internet • Drop-in Programs • Billiards • Game/Card Room • Wii Gaming System Monday M-F 8am-9pm Sa 8am-6pm Su12-5pm Wednesday 8am-4pm Pinochle Club 10-11:30am Harmelodian Club 10am-12pm Open Art Studio 11:30am-5pm Samba 6-9pm Open Play Billiards Renew your membership online! The AAC proudly partners with the following businesses to bring you quality programs: Pinochle Club (2nd, 4th & 9am-12pm Queen Bees Quilting 9:30-11am Morning BINGO 5th only) (1st & 3rd only) 11am-4pm Pinochle Club (1st & 3rd only) Tuesday 9am Bridge Club 11am-1pm Computer Coaching (Registration Required) Annual Membership • Ages 50+ RES $10/NR $15 Daily Guest Fee $5 8am-4pm 1-2:30pm Red Hot Book Readers 6-9pm Open Play Billiards Bridge for Beginners (last Wed of month) 1-5pm Mah Jongg 6:30-8:30pm 2pm & 6pm At the Movies Thursday 6-9pm 9-Ball Pool 9am Duplicate Bridge 8:30am-12:30pm Samba 1-4pm Mexican Domino Train 6-9pm 9-Ball Pool 6-9pm Mah Jongg (Registration required) (Bring your own partner) Friday 9am Bocce Ball (May-Sept) 9am Bridge Club 9am-12pm Queen Bees Quilting 9:30am-2pm Triple Play 1-4pm Table Tennis 2-5pm Scrabble Dabble Sunday 1-5pm Mah Jongg Early Bird Breakfast Taylor Krawczyk Ages 50+ Enjoy a delicious morning meal! Breakfast includes omelets (prepared to your liking), donuts, coffee, juice. Breakfast will be served from 7:158:15am. Event hosted by the St. Charles Breakfast Rotary. Advance registration required. Adult Activity Center Supervisor 630-513-4324 [email protected] Tu Sep 19 7:15-8:15am AAC Member FREE Nonmembers $1 See pages 59-65 for details 66 stcparks.org More Adult Programs 13909 PCC AAC Lunch & Learn - Living Options Let’s Do Lunch Ages 50+ Taylor Krawczyk Ages 50+ Visiting Angels Join us as we head to different lunch locations. Meet at the restaurant location. Details will be printed on your confirmation receipt. Cost of lunch is on your own. As folks enter the golden years, we are faced with challenging decisions about where to live. Explore living options for individuals and families caring for a loved one. Lunch provided. Rookies $1 Burgers W Sep 6 11:45am-1pm Brunch Cafe W Oct 4 11:45am-1pm Cooper’s Hawk W Nov 1 11:45am-1pm Townhouse Cafe W Dec 6 11:45am-1pm FREE but please register W Oct 4 12-2pm RES $5/NR $8 14291 14293 14294 14295 Potluck Party Ages 50+ Taylor Krawczyk If you have a new recipe or an old favorite, you’re invited to this monthly event. Enjoy a different food theme the first Thursday of each month. Here’s a chance to visit old friends and make new ones while enjoying some delicious food. Advance registration required. Italian Dish* Th Sep 7 12-2pm Oktoberfest Th Oct 5 12-2pm Tasty Turkey Th Nov 2 12-2pm Holiday Ham Th Dec 7 12-2pm AAC Member FREE Nonmembers $5 13900 13901 13902 13934 PCC *MEET AT POTTAWATOMIE PARK’S SMALL PAVILION. Northern Illinois Food Bank FREE! Volunteer Ages 50+ Taylor Krawczyk Interested in helping the Fox Valley community? Volunteer with the Adult Activity Center at the Northern Illinois Food Bank. Depending on the work needed and the skills of each volunteer, activities will vary. Hope to see you there! W W W W FREE Sep 13 9am-12pm Oct 11 9am-12pm Nov 8 9am-12pm Dec 13 9am-12pm but please register 13735 PCC 13904 13905 13906 13907 NORT Little FREE LIBRARY Take a Book, Return a Book The AAC bookshelves are brimming with a great collection of books that are available for trading. Feel free to catch up on that novel or biography you’ve been wanting to read. You may also leave your books for others to enjoy. littlefreelibrary.org A Night of BINGO Ages 50+ Taylor Krawczyk Prizes! Coffee! Dessert! You are invited to attend this friendly BINGO competition, hosted by the St. Charles Breakfast Rotary and the St. Charles Park District. Advance registration required. Space is limited. W Oct 18 7-8:30pm AAC Member FREE Nonmembers $1 13910 PCC Smart Driving Program by AARP Ages 50+ AARP Improve your driving techniques to get around better in today’s complex traffic patterns. Insurance companies give discounts on the liability portion of insurance to those who complete this course. On the first class day, bring your AARP membership card and plan to pay the instructor for this class. Advance registration required. M-Tu Nov 13-14 1-5pm AARP member $15 Non-member AARP $20 FREE! Friday • December 1 11:30am-3pm • Q Center 11986 PCC Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? In the lane, snow is glistening. Celebrate the holidays with friends. Entertainment by everyone’s holiday favorite - Edizon Dayao Big Band variety show. Enjoy a delicious plated dinner with salad, rolls, sides and your choice of salmon or chicken for an entrée. Coffee, tea and soda will be served. Cash bar will be available. Everyone will receive one raffle ticket for a raffle drawing featuring special prizes! Holiday Tree Decorating Ages 50+ Taylor Krawczyk Get into the spirit of the holiday season with a festive, yet casual, tree trimming party. Relax with friends and enjoy a morning full of holiday cheer, music, goodies and more! M Nov 27 11-11:30am FREE but please register 13908 PCC Follow the Leader Painting Party Ages 50+ Visiting Angels Follow the leader and paint a beautiful, Holiday Wreath, suitable to hang as décor or give as a gift. Each student will receive step-by-step instructions leading them to create their own, unique painting. We will be using acrylic paints. No experience required, all art supplies provided. Wear a smock or apron. Th Nov 30 1:30-2:30pm RES $5/NR $8 Ages 50+ • Event only 13348 AAC Member $40 • Nonmember $60 Transportation* 13349 Additional $2 per person *Transportation provided to and from PCC Lunch, entertainment and raffle prizes! 14635 PCC stcparks.org 67 Trips Interested in group travel? The St. Charles Park District partners with these travel companies for the latest in group travel destinations at discounted prices: Collette Vacations: 1-855-355-8687 Fancy Free Holidays: 1-800-421-3330 InterTrav Corporation:1-800-624-8338 Mayflower Tours: 1-800-323-7604 Please reference the St. Charles Park District at the time of your call. TOLL-FREE NUMBERS Traveling to new and exciting places or an old favorite spot make some of the best memories! Enjoy one LOW price for all your friends and family. • Register today at stcparks.org as many trips fill up fast and space is limited. •If you have any special nutritional requests for trips with a planned menu, please indicate your dietary needs on your registration form. • Trips depart from and return to Pottawatomie Community Center, unless otherwise noted. • All AAC trips use ADA transportation. Trips Refund Policy 1. Refunds requested will be issued, less a $4 withdrawal fee if your spot can be filled. 2. Partial refunds will be granted, less the $4 withdrawal fee if your spot cannot be filled. 3. If trip tickets have been purchased, you are responsible for the cost of admission, if your spot cannot be filled. 4. The Park District reserves the right to review and make the final decision on all refunds. September Illinois Department On Aging 1-800-252-8966 www.state.il.us/aging/ Provides information on in-home and adult day care programs and community-based social services in your area. Arlington Park Race Track Ages 50+ Lieutenant Governor’s Senior Action Offices 1-800-252-6565 Informs ages 50+ about matters involving housing, Medicaid, Medicare, nutrition, transportation, etc. Secretary Of State’s Office 1-800-252-8980 Assists seniors with information on license plates, auto titles, state photo I.D. cards, state libraries and defensive driving insurance discounts. Attorney General’s Office 1-800-243-5377 This program helps combat senior citizen consumer fraud and crime. Salvation Army 630-377-2769 • 1710 S. 7th Ave Golden Dinners • Tu & Th • 11:15am Suggested donation $3.50 Ride in Kane This program unites all of the county’s rideshare programs. It provides curb-to-curb service, 24-hours a day, for ages 65+ and disabled residents from their homes to just about anywhere in the county. Fares start at $4 for the first 10 miles and a $4 mileage charge is tacked on thereafter. For general information and to register call 888-480-8549. To schedule rides, call 866-727-6842. Curb-to-Curb Service, 2 4 hours/day, 7 days/week Register: City of St. Charles Municipal Bldg. 2 East Main Street Monday–Friday 8am-4:30pm 68 stcparks.org Taylor Krawczyk It’s halfway to St. Patrick’s Day and we’re off to the races. Everyone is Irish for this event! Enjoy Irish music and performances in The Park and test your luck. Transportation and general admission seating included. Lunch on your own. Arlington Heights. Sa Sep 16 11am-5pm $25 Registration Deadline: Aug 30 13987 PCC Pacifica Quartet at Ravinia Ages 50+ Taylor Krawczyk Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style, and often-daring repertory choices, Pacifica Quartet has gained international stature as one of the finest chamber ensembles performing today. Performing in Bennett Hall at Ravinia, Pacifica Quartet will be playing Beethoven String Quartets No. 2, 7, and 14. Indoor reserved seating, transportation, and a boxed lunch included. Highland Park. Su Sep 3 10:15am-5pm $42 Registration Deadline: Aug 25 14595 PCC Fox River Paddlewheel Riverboat Ages 50+ Taylor Krawczyk Enjoy an up close tour of the beautiful Fox River aboard the Fox River Queen. History and natural interpretation will be shared. Lunch includes southern pan fried chicken, potato salad, hot baked beans, coleslaw, rolls, pickles and olives, cake and ice cream, coffee and lemonade. Lunch and tour included. Tu Sep 12 11:30am-1pm 14596 $35 PCC Registration Deadline: Aug 29 Murder at the Mansion Ages 50+ Betsy Anderson You will arrive at The Jacob Henry Mansion where you will be personally greeted. Your personalized mystery is filled with intrigue, suspense and fun. The best is yet to come, when the killer is actually one of you. Everyone becomes involved to solve the “Mystery in the Mansion”. Lunch will consist of fresh garden salad with house dressing, warm rolls with whipped butter, savory and tender beef pot roast with Chef’s choice potato, steamed vegetables and dessert. Joliet. W Sep 27 10am-3pm 13988 $79 PCC Registration Deadline: Aug 20 Trips October Funtastic Fridays! Fall Colors Tour Ages 50+ Taylor Krawczyk Enjoy Starved Rock during the most beautiful time of the year. The walk on this tour is less than a mile and takes 45 minutes. Wear comfortable, moveable clothing and gym shoes. Trail is not paved and there could be 1-2 water crossings dependent on rainfall. Transportation, guided tour and lunch included. Utica. M Oct 16 8:45am-4:45pm $59 Registration Deadline: Sep 12 NEW! 14175 PCC Tommy Gun’s Garage Ages 50+ Betsy Anderson Not long after the turn of the century, in a decade known as the Roaring Twenties, the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages was outlawed and strictly prohibited. Nevertheless, men like Alphonse Capone and his mafia family, refused to adhere to the law. You will be transported back to the 1920s complete with the boss 1928 Model Ford, Roaring Twenties music and memorabilia from the Twenties. Lunch will include prime rib, served with soup or salad, vegetable, potato, dessert and coffee, tea or soft drink. Transportation, lunch and show are included. Chicago. W Oct 4 9am-5pm $99 Registration Deadline: Aug 28 NEW! Million Dollar Quartet at Paramount Ages 50+ Taylor Krawczyk Enjoy the fall weather with a day at Honey Hill Orchard. All of your favorite fall activities including pumpkin and apple picking even a wagon ride! Transportation and snack is included. Waterman. Tu Oct 10 9am-2pm $19 Registration Deadline: Sep 25 Jeanette Joy F Sep 1 10am-4pm 13737 $69 PCC Registration Deadline: Aug 23 NEW! Ages 50+ Ages 50+ Discover animals from all over the world in one place. Grab a friend and join us as we head to the Brookfield Zoo. Lunch (on your own) options are available or you may bring a bagged lunch, no coolers. Transportation and admission included. Brookfield. 14010 PCC Honey Hill Orchard Brookfield Zoo Betsy Anderson There was no plan for Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins to record together on December 4, 1956, but as fate would have it, they did and left behind a historic and mind-blowing album. Million Dollar Quartet tells that story, with all the raw energy and monumental talent you’ve come to expect from these music giants. Enjoy lunch on your own at Harner’s. Transportation and performance included. Aurora. W Oct 18 11:15am-5pm 13989 $59 PCC Registration Deadline: Sep 16 Morton Arboretum Ages 50+ Jeanette Joy See trees in a different light. Stroll through a mile-long paved path in the winter woods. Enjoy dinner on your own at Grinkgo Café. Transportation and admission included. Lisle. 14174 PCC F Dec 8 4-8pm 13739 $45 PCC Registration Deadline: Nov 21 stcparks.org 69 Trips November December NEW! Holiday at the Dole Ages 50+ Betsy Anderson Step back in time to explore the Dole Mansion and its colorful history. The mansion was built during the Civil War and was purchased in the 1920’s by Lou Ringling, widow of the circus family’s eldest brother. Enjoy holiday decorations and learn about the history of the mansion. Enjoy lunch in the art gallery followed by a holiday concert in the Listening Room. Admission, transportation, and lunch included. Crystal Lake. NEW! For the Love of Cash Ages 50+ Taylor Krawczyk Travel with us to Jacob Henry Mansion Estate for a self-guided tour of the estate, performance by Gary West, For The Love of Cash, and lunch. Enjoy a remarkable acoustic duo show, which is a tribute to Johnny Cash’s gospel music and classic gems. With his uncanny ability to channel not only the spirit but also the sound of this country legend, West brings Cash’s music alive on stage. Gary West has a unique perspective and a strong reverence for the timeless music he grew up with. Lunch includes a fresh tossed garden salad, seasoned turkey, homemade stuffing, and cranberry sauce with Chef’s Choice vegetable and starch, warm rolls and whipped butter, dessert, and coffee or tea. Transportation, lunch, and show included in registration fee. Joliet. W Nov 15 9:15am-4pm 13897 $75 PCC Registration Deadline: Nov 3 W Dec 6 9am-3pm $49 Registration Deadline: Nov 20 NEW! Christkindlmarket Naperville Ages 50+ Betsy Anderson The Christkindlmarket Naperville brings a cherished German and European tradition with international flair and local charm to Naperville. Unique vendors, opportunities to shop indoors in new walk-in cabins, and designated areas to sit and enjoy lunch (on your own) at all the great food and drink vendors the market has to offer. Transportation is included. Naperville. W Dec 13 10am-2pm $19 Registration Deadline: Nov 29 NEW! Wayne Newton at the Arcada Theatre Ages 50+ NEW! Taylor Krawczyk Elf at Paramount Ages 50+ Taylor Krawczyk Join Las Vegas Legend Wayne Newton, for a show unlike he has ever done before, featuring performances of his favorite hits, showbiz stories, and candid conversation with questions from the audience. He remains a popular concert performer, playing gigs around the country. Enjoy an Italian festival lunch of cheese ravioli, meatballs, salad, bread and dessert before the show at Club Arcada. Admission and lunch included. Transportation on your own. St. Charles. When he was only a baby, Buddy crawled into Santa’s sack of presents and was whisked away to the North Pole where he lived as an elf for years. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. Enjoy lunch on your own at Harner’s. Transportation and performance included. Aurora. Su Nov 5 1:15-5:30pm $75 Registration Deadline: Sep 22 W Nov 29 11:15am-5pm 13990 $46 PCC Registration Deadline: Oct 26 70 stcparks.org 13927 ARCA 13953 PCC 14176 PCC Associated Organizations St. Charles Park District assists the following independent, not-for-profit groups in providing recreational opportunities for people of all ages. The District maintains indoor/outdoor facilities and offers additional support to these organizations as needed. SPORTS ORGANIZATIONS Campton United Soccer - see ad on page 73 630-377-9292 camptonunited.com A professionally coached, travel soccer club with 30+ years’ experience that offers outdoor/indoor training for year-round programming. Teams for boys/girls ages 5-22. Tryouts available year-round. Emphasis on skill and character development consistently produces many state/regional tournament championships, and a National Championship. Campton is the only soccer club in the western suburbs with membership to the prestigious U.S. Soccer Development Academy. Fox Valley Predator Rugby Club 630-723-4437 predatorrugbyclub.org A legendary game that mixes strength, speed and agility for all Fox Valley boys and girls. Learn, enjoy and compete in the sport of rugby while fostering the ideals of teamwork, discipline, respect and sportsmanship. Certified coaches work diligently to provide guidance and direction for four separate age levels of kids. St. Charles Angels Fastpitch Softball 708-638-7430 [email protected] stcangels.com Focusing on teaching softball, developing players and all the elements of the game for ages 8-17. Coaches offer pitching camps, catching camps, fielding camps, coaching camps and speed & agility training. Players have access to the finest training and game facilities. Highly competitive teams compete in national tournaments. St. Charles Canoe Club 630-247-7491 stcharlescanoeclub.com For ages 12+. Whether you’re a beginning fledgling canoeist just trying to get across the lake to your favorite fishing spot or a seasoned, professional paddler ready for fitness and racing, you’re invited to join. Off-season meetings are on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. In April, members meet weekly on Wednesdays at 5:30pm for a 6pm launch into the Fox River. Activity and race schedules are available online. St. Charles Celtics Soccer Club 630-779-9130 Committed to creating an atmosphere for adult soccer players, supporters, spectators, enthusiasts and admirers of all ages and skill levels to enjoy the game. Providing league play and pick-up games in both indoor venues and outdoor environments. St. Charles Girls Softball 815-761-0802 stcgirlssoftball.com With a rich history and dedicated volunteers, this league provides instructional softball leagues for more than 450 Fox Valley are girls, grades K-12. Registration begins in January and ends in the beginning of April. Practices begin in early May with games being played from early June to mid-July. St. Charles Youth Baseball - see ad on page 74 630-584-9442 stcbaseball.com stcbaseball.com A community-based organization that provides an affordable, team-oriented and appropriatelycompetitive baseball experience for all youth to create lasting memories and friendships. Learn and play baseball in a structured and safe environment, while instilling the ideals of good sportsmanship, loyalty and respect. Leagues available in the spring/ summer and fall. Strikers Fox Valley Soccer Club 630-262-0071 strikersfoxvalley.com Building a strong, competitive environment for players of all ages. Certified trainers are committed to teaching teamwork, competition and family values while helping players develop strength of character and enjoy lasting friendships. Approximately 800 players, ages 8-22, play on more than 50 teams. Open tryouts are held each season. Club teams have won many Illinois State Cup Championships and numerous local tournament championships. Tri-Cities Soccer - see ad on page 74 630-377-1101 [email protected] The largest independent youth soccer organization in Northern Illinois with 400+ teams for boys and girls, age 4-18. Provides instructional and competitive youth soccer opportunities for basic to advanced skill levels. In addition to the inherent benefits of physical exercise, professional coaching staff helps players build self-esteem, selfconfidence, learn teamwork, gain respect for self and others. Tri-City Chargers Youth Football [email protected] tricitychargers.org Providing an opportunity for Pre-K thru 8th grade athletes to learn the basic fundamentals of football in an environment that stresses safety, sportsmanship, teamwork and fun. Choose between Flag Football and Tackle Football. Sign up begins in the spring. Season starts at the end of July and runs through the mid-November. Tri-City Cheer & Pom Associationl 630-669-6672 For young athletes, grades K-8. Learn basic skills in cheerleading. As a sideline cheerleader, show your team spirit for the Tri-City Chargers. Competition cheerleaders will cheer at all games plus perform at local and regional events. Sign up begins in the spring. Season begins in early August and continues thru mid-November. For more info, visit http://www. leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=tccheer. RECREATIONAL CLUBS Square Dancing Square dancing is friendship set to music. Today’s square dance music is a mix of traditional, popular, classics, and rock - basically any music with a steady beat. Square dance is walking to the beat in coordination with other dancers. It’s great physical and mental exercise. No partners needed for either group. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Ages 8-17 must be accompanied by an adult. Dances and lessons are held in Baker Community Center. B ‘N’ B Singles 708-703-7656 Meets from 8-10:30pm on the 2nd and 4th Friday of January thru May and again from October thru December. Lessons are held on Sunday evening beginning in September. Fox Valley Mixers 847-760-6144 foxvalleymixers.org Lessons for inexperienced or new dancers are held every Sunday evening beginning in September at 6:15pm. The first lesson is free. Round dance lessons are also available. Dances for experienced round and square dancers are held on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. Rounds are at 8pm, squares at 8:30-10:30pm. St. Charles Chess Club 847-818-8913 Meets every Thursday (except holidays) in Baker Community Center at 7pm for off-hand or speedchess games. Serious non-rated ladder play games start at 8pm Players consist of beginners to experts, but currently no masters. stcparks.org 71 Community Connections FVS RA FOX VALLEY SPECIAL RECREATION ASSOCIATION CELEBRATING DETERMINATION with Fox Valley Special Recreation Association A t FVSRA, our mission is to enrich the lives of people with disabilities. We offer a diverse range of year round recreational activities to enable residents with disabilities to experience active, healthy and playful lifestyles. Our programs are designed to enhance skill development and socialization, encourage self-awareness and community exploration, promote independence through personal choice of least restrictive environments, and provide a sense of enjoyment, satisfaction and fulfillment. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON OUR YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS, PLEASE VISIT WWW.FVSRA.ORG, OR CALL US AT 630-907-1114. Serving individuals with special needs in the Fox Valley, Geneva, St. Charles, Batavia, Sugar Grove, Oswegoland Park Districts, and the Village of South Elgin Parks and Recreation Department. 72 stcparks.org Community Connections Celebrating 32 years of family-friendly, fall fun! ST. CHARLES SCARECROW FEST • OCTOBER 6-8, 2017 Make Your Own Scarecrow • Carnival Arts/Crafts Show • Vintage Auto Display Entertainment • Food • Petting Zoo Free Admission and Parking NEW AUTUMN TRADITION GREATER ST. CHARLES FARM TOUR Select your farm experiences: • • • • Meet the farm animals Hands-on activities Learn about farm life and history Hay wagon, straw maze, and tunnels Expand your Fest-ivities by experiencing farm life from yesterday and today! www.ScarecrowFest.com www.VisitStCharles.com/FarmTour stcparks.org 73 Community Connections TRI-CITIES SOCCER TEAM • COMMUNITY • SUCCESS Celebrating 40 Years All of Your Soccer Needs Under One Roof The Tri-Cities Soccer Association (TCSA) was founded in 1977 to provide a fun and healthy environment for area youth, from 4-19 years old, to play soccer. Today, it has grown to be one of the largest independent youth soccer organizations in Northern Illinois with great support from the local park districts. We offer families three levels of participation: RECREATIONAL, CLASSIC and PREMIER. For more information on TCSA’s offerings, please visit our website at www.tcsa.net, or call 630.377.1101. 74 stcparks.org Community Connections stcparks.org 75 Community Connections Wanted: Smiling Faces VOLUNTEER Places to Help Natural Areas: Restoration Work Days Primrose Farm: Chores/Farm Special Events Hickory Knolls: Nature Special Events/Nature Programming Adult Activity Center N. IL Food Bank, Member Mailings & More! Special Events Egg Stuffing, Friday Live! Chaperone, Dance Recital Usher, Athletic Programs Youth Triathlon Assistants & More! Aquatics: Pre/Post Season Clean-Up Park Sites: Beautification Projects Clean-Up Trails, Shorelines & More! Join the Team! I’m a Park Partner NOW Accepting... • Individuals • Families • Businesses • Scout Troops • School Groups • Service Organizations • Share your time and talents • Continue learning and growing • Develop new interests • Stay active and involved • Make a difference in the community • Meet new and different people • Improve your skills in a specific area For more details, contact Lara Piner: 630-513-4330 or lpine[email protected] or visit stcparks.org and click on JOBS then click on “here” to view all of the volunteer opportunities! St. Charles Park Foundation Memorial Tree Program “Perhaps nature is our best assurance of immortality” - Eleanor Roosevelt Plant a Tree as a living memorial to a special person or event in your life. A Memorial Tree is a beautiful way to honor a loved one, mark an anniversary or special occasion and/or recognize an event or significant achievement. For years to come, a Memorial Tree will enhance our local environment by stabilizing the soil and preventing erosion providing food and shelter for wildlife supplying oxygen and improving air quality offering shade to lower air temperatures and much more. Tree Type Selection A Memorial Tree will be chosen in consultation with Park District staff, who will adhere to the tree planting plan adopted by the St. Charles Park District. Species of trees planted will be determined based upon planting location and tree type needed for the chosen park site. For more information regarding the Memorial Tree Program, please call 630-513-4362. 76 stcparks.org General Information Possible Activity Guide Changes Weather-Related Cancellations The policies, procedures, requirements, activities and fees contained in this activity guide represent those at the time of printing. Sometimes changes are necessary after printing, but prior to the start of a program. In order to provide the best service to the public, the District reserves the right to add, change, modify or delete any activities and policies. For weather-related cancellations due to snow, severe rainstorms, tornadoes, etc., call 630-513-6200 or visit the District’s website at stcparks.org. Seasonal Mail Delivery The District relies upon the St. Charles Post Office for mail delivery of the seasonal activity guides. THE PARK DISTRICT ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR MAIL DELIVERY. If you do not receive an activity guide, please pick one up at a Park District facility or peruse the interactive flipbook at stcparks.org. Age Limitations In order to provide your child with the best possible recreational and/or learning experience, all programs are planned according to the ages listed in each activity guide. Instructors are sensitive to the needs of the individual age levels. Children must be the age listed in the brochure for each program by the date the program begins unless otherwise specified. Age Explanation There is a difference in how the minimum and maximum age required for an activity registration is noted in the Activity Guide as compared to Online Registration. •Activity Guide standard minimum and maximum age reads, for example, “Ages 3-5” indicating the minimum age required first, followed by the maximum age. •Online Registration standard minimum and maximum age reads, for example, “At least 3 but less than 6” indicating the minimum age required first, followed by ‘but less than’ the maximum age. In the example listed above, a child five years and up to 364 days old may register for the class while a child six years old may not register, unless approved by a Recreation Supervisor. Financial Aid Program Employment Opportunities The District offers a variety of part-time and seasonal positions. Individuals who are friendly, hardworking and dedicated to doing a good job are desired. You must be at least age 16 to be considered for a position. To work in park maintenance, you must be at least age 18. Due to the hundreds of applications received and the limited number of positions, the District will only contact those being considered for a position. If you are not hired, you may wish to become a volunteer. This program was established by the Park Board to assist economically disadvantaged youth and families residing within the District’s boundaries. Those who qualify may apply for up to $125 in funds each season to offset the cost of registering for recreation programs. For more information, call 630-513-4332. Partnership Program Partnerships can be customized for your company for a wide range of financial contributions. Sponsorship opportunities are available for many large events including Easter Egg Hunt, Concerts in the Park, Sculpture in the Park, July 4th Celebration and more. In-kind donations of all types, including gift certificates for services or goods, are accepted for a variety of events. For more details, call 630-513-4319. Photo and Video Policy Special Accommodations Photos and videos are often taken of people participating in SCPD programs and activities. All persons registering for an SCPD program or using public park properties or facilities thereby agree that any photograph or videotape taken by SCPD may be used in publicizing and promoting SCPD including its electronic/social media, videotapes, brochures, flyers and other publications without additional, prior notice or permission and without compensation to the participant. Staff does not use any identification in marketing materials. Persons on public property who do not want to be photographed or videotaped should tell the photographer. The District welcomes participation in all activities by individuals with disabilities and special needs by working cooperatively with the Fox Valley Special Recreation Association. The District is committed to inclusion by providing public recreation services in the most integrated setting, providing to the maximum extent feasible for interaction between people with and without disabilities. If you or a household member has a special need or request for reasonable accommodation in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, please indicate so at least two weeks in advance of an activity start date. Please understand that failure to provide timely and appropriate notice of a special need and/or request for reasonable accommodation may result in a delay in registration. For more details, call 630-513-6200. Smoking Policy The Park Board has determined that it is in the best interest of the health, safety and welfare of all persons using Park District property, including all outdoor parks, facilities, buildings and vehicles, that tobacco be prohibited. This prohibition on tobacco in outdoor parks shall not apply to parking lots, personally-owned vehicles and the Pottawatomie Golf Course. Create A Class Do you have an idea for a class or program you would like to see offered? Better yet, do you have a special interest or talent you would like to share with others? Staff are always looking for new program ideas and instructors with creative ideas or “hidden” talents to teach or lead various recreation classes. If you have a particular interest/talent and are willing to lead activities, or if you have a suggestion for a new program, call 630-513-4335. Help for the Hearing Impaired 1-800-526-0844: If you have a hearing impairment or know of someone who does, please take advantage of this free service. An Ameritech operator will assist callers by speaking directly to District staff after transcribing the message from the caller’s telecommunication device. For a complete list of St. Charles Park District policies and more information, visit stcparks.org. stcparks.org 77 Registration Information For this Fall season, activities will begin the week of September 4 unless otherwise noted. Resident (RES) Registration What is a “Satisfaction Guarantee”? Register EARLY! A resident is defined a person living within the geographical boundaries of the St. Charles Park District who pays property taxes contributing to the District. The District reserves the right to request proof of residency. Online Registration begins at 8am on August 2 and will be processed immediately on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more details, see next page. Mail, Walk-In or Fax Registration will be held until August 2 and randomly processed in a timely manner, which could take up to three working days to complete. All registration forms received on or after August 2 through August 8 will be dated and randomly processed daily according to the date received. For more details, see below. Nonresident (NR) Registration A non-resident is a person who lives outside the geographical boundaries and does not pay property taxes contributing to the District. All registration begins at 8am on August 9 and are processed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Mail, Walk-In or Fax Registration 1.Select the activity you would like to register for. 2.Complete the registration form fully including 1st and 2nd choices, all activity numbers, contact phone numbers and your signature. 3.Select your payment method. Fax registrations must be paid by a credit card. Mail or Walk-In Pottawatomie Community Center 8 North Avenue St. Charles, IL 60174 Baker Community Center 101 South Second Street St. Charles, IL 60174 Fax: 630-513-9304 Payment Options CASH, CHECK or MONEY ORDER If paying by check, total all fees and include your check or money order payable to the St. Charles Park District. There will be a $25 charge for all checks returned from your bank for non-sufficient funds. If paying by credit card, remember to include the expiration date. 78 stcparks.org Activities may be closed within 7 days of the start date if there is low enrollment. Register at stcparks.org Registration Hints To ensure your registration is not delayed, fill out all forms completely and correctly including your signature and payment method. If the class of your choice is full, you will be placed on a waiting list and contacted about the status of your registration. How will you know if you’re registered? A registration confirmation will be emailed to the main contact of the household account once the registration is processed. Staff will contact you via email or by phone* regarding your registration in the following cases: •The class you have requested has reached its registration limit, and you were placed on the waiting list. • Your second choice was processed. • Your registration form is incomplete. •Your class is being cancelled due to insufficient registration. *For this reason, it is imperative that you provide both your email and phone number on your registration form. What happens when you’re on the wait list? •You will remain on the waiting list until the class begins. •Staff will make every effort to create additional classes. You will be contacted if accommodations are successful. Instruction The District cannot guarantee that the instructor listed for each program will teach that class. Instructors are not allowed to let more people register than the number established by the District. Special Needs If you require special accommodations, such as physical assistance, to participate in a program, please indicate your needs by notifying staff at 630-513-6200 at least 2 weeks prior to the program/event start date. The District is constantly striving to provide the very best recreation services for everyone. Staff will do everything they can to make sure you are satisfied! After a participant has attended at least one class and s/he is not pleased with the activity, for just cause, s/he may do ONE of the following: •Repeat a class at no charge •Receive full credit that can be applied to any other program or •Receive a full refund A “Satisfaction Guarantee” will not apply to: adult sports leagues, food, meals, beverages, preschool, tickets acquired from third parties, entertainment, sporting events, pool daily admission fees, pool season passes, swim lessons, golf season passes, golf instruction or trips. Refunds for these activities will be governed by such rules in effect for each activity. Refunds & Transfers For all refunds & transfers (other than satisfaction guarantee refunds), a $4 processing fee will apply. •After a program/event has started, a refund may be issued for medical or other circumstances (job transfer, change in working hours, death in the family) as approved by the Superintendent of Recreation. Proof will be required in writing prior to the refund being issued. The refund will be prorated for the services used. •Trip refunds will be granted only if the vacated spot is filled. •In the event an activity is cancelled, a total refund will be made to all participants. •Refund Policies for Pottawatomie Preschool, Baker Station, Summer Camps or Swim Lessons, refer to the appropriate sections within this activity guide. •Refund applications must be made within 10 days after the last class meeting. A cancelled check or proof of identification may be required. Refunds will be processed in the following manner: •If you paid by cash or check, you will receive a refund check within 15 business days after receipt of refund request. •If you paid by credit card, the refund will be credited to your card. Withdrawal Fees These programs require withdrawal fees: Preschool, Baker Station, summer camps, teen camps, adult athletic leagues and specified trips. Cancellations If a program registration does not meet the minimum established requirement, it will be cancelled one week prior to the start of the activity. Staff will make every effort to contact you. The District reserves the right to alter or change the activity offered to serve all participant needs in the best manner possible. The District reserves the right to cancel classes due to insufficient registration or causes beyond its control. Registration Information How to Create a NEW Online Customer Account Complete the Household Information Form to be entered into the registration system by park district staff. This form is available in this activity guide or use the interactive form online at stcparks.org. How to Activate an EXISTING Online Customer Account Your Login is the email address associated with your account. The first time you Login to your account, click on Forgot Your Password? to create a new password. Staff is unable to assist in accessing your password. How to Search for Activities There’s many ways you can search for activities online: •Click on the Activities Tab at the top of the screen for an alphabetic listing of all activities OR • Hover over the Activities Tab to click on the specific Activity Category OR • Enter the keyword or number in the Search By Field OR • Use the options in the Filter Search By column for an advanced search How to Register for Activities What if you Forget Your Password 1. Click on the Sign In or My Account button. When you are prompted to Login, check the Forgot Your Password? box and click continue. You will need to provide the email address you used to create your account. An email will be sent to you containing a temporary password. Upon logging in, you will be prompted to change your password. 2. Enter your Login email and Password. 3. Click on Enroll in Activities. 4. Select the activity you would like to register for by clicking on the activity name. 5. Click the Add to Cart button to put the activity in My Cart. 6.Select the participant for the activity. If more than one household member will be attending the activity, click on the Add Another Participant link. Click Next. 7. Review enrollment fees. Click on Proceed to Shopping Cart. 8.Review registration details. Click on Proceed to Checkout. You must agree to any required waiver(s). Click Next. 9.Complete Payment Information. This system accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. 10.Click Pay and Finish. How to Register Using Flex Reg for Specific Summer Camps See page 14 for camp listing. How to Purchase or Renew a Membership 1. Click on the Sign In or My Account button. 1. Click on the Sign In or My Account button. 2. Enter your Login email and Password. 2. Enter your Login email and Password. 3. Click on Enroll in Activities. 3. Click on Purchase or Renew Memberships. 4. Select the activity you would like to register for by clicking on the activity name. 4.Select the membership you wish to purchase by clicking on the membership package name. 5. Click on Enroll Now. 5. Click the Add to Cart button to put the activity in My Cart. 7.Using the screen prompts, click on your choice of preferred dates for the activity. Click the Add to Cart button. 6.Using the screen prompts, complete the purchase details. Click the Add to Cart button. 6. Select participant and click Continue. 8. Choose your payment options. Click the Continue button. 7. Select the participant for the membership. Click Continue. 9. Review enrollment details. Click on the Continue button. 8. Review membership fees. Click Continue. 10.Review registration details. Click on Proceed to Checkout. You must agree to any required waiver(s). Click Next. 9.Review shopping cart details. Click on Proceed to Checkout. You must agree to any required waiver(s). Click Next. 10.Complete Payment Information. This system accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. 11.Click Pay and Finish. 11.Complete Payment Information. This system accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. 12.Click Pay and Finish. If you need assistance with any type of registration, please call the District’s friendly staff during regular business hours at 630-513-6200. stcparks.org 79 .C HA R L ES ST Household Information PA R K CT SINCE 1911 DISTR I St. Charles Park District Household Information Form FOR OFFICE USE ONLY Received By ___________________ Date _________________________ 8 North Ave., St. Charles, IL 60174 630-513-6200 • Fax 630-513-9304 Print all information neatly and carefully. IMPORTANT Return this form promptly. Form must be completed, if not previously submitted. Proof of residency is required to guarantee that only residents living within the Park District’s boundaries receive discounted rates. Complete all of the information below and return this form with a copy of a current utility bill, driver’s license or state ID to: Pottawatomie Community Center, 8 North Avenue, St. Charles, IL 60174 or E-mail to [email protected] Main Contact - Last Name _________________________________________________ First Name ____________________________________________ Address ___________________________________________________ City _________________________ State ________ Zip __________________ Primary Phone ___ ___ ___ - ___ ___ ___ - ___ ___ ___ ___ Secondary Phone ___ ___ ___ - ___ ___ ___ - ___ ___ ___ ___ M F E-mail ________________________________________________________________________ Birthdate __ __ / __ __ / __ __ Sex _________________ Household Members at address above: Last Name First Name Birth Date Sex __ __ /__ __ /__ __ M F __ __ /__ __ /__ __ M F __ __ /__ __ /__ __ M F __ __ /__ __ /__ __ M F __ __ /__ __ /__ __ M F __ __ /__ __ /__ __ M F __ __ /__ __ /__ __ M F __ __ /__ __ /__ __ M F __ __ /__ __ /__ __ M F For easier registration, complete this form online: stcparks.org/Programs/household-info-form.asp DISTR I SINCE 1911 8 North Ave., St. Charles, IL 60174 • 630-513-6200 • Fax 630-513-9304 Print all information neatly and carefully. St. Charles Park District Registration Form FOR OFFICE USE ONLY Received By ___________________ Date _________________________ F F M M __ __ /__ __ /__ __ __ __ /__ __ /__ __ TOTAL FEE: (if applicable) Fee T-Shirt Size 2nd Choice Activity # 2nd Choice Activity Name Card # _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ (circle one) Check # Exp. Date _ _ / _ _ CV V# Cardholder Name Signature Charge Amount RESIDENCY RATE DISCLAIMER: Residency rates apply to anyone who lives within the St. Charles Park District boundaries. Final determination of residency will be made when processed by the Business Department, not at time of purchase. NOTE: Only registrations paid by credit card are accepted by FAX. When registering by FAX, it is mutually understood that the facsimile registration document (including the Waiver & release of all claims) shall substitute for and have the same legal effect as the original form. St. Charles Park District. Such photos/video will remain the property of the St. Charles Park District. Please call 630-513-6200 with any questions. PHOTOS: I understand that my child/ward or I may be photographed or videotaped while participating in a St. Charles Park District program or event. I give permission for photos and video of my child/ward or me to be used to promote the Date I do hereby fully release and forever discharge the St. Charles Park District from any and all claims for injuries, damages, or loss that my minor child/ward or I may have or which may accrue to my minor child/ward or me and arising out of, connected with, or in any way associated with this program/activity. participation will be denied if the signature of adult participant or parent/guardian and date are not on this waiver. Signature of Participant or Parent/Guardian Please read this form carefully and be aware that in signing up and participating in this program/activity, you will be expressly assuming the risk and legal liability and waiving and releasing all claims for injuries, damages or loss which your minor child/ward or you might sustain as a result of participating in any and all activities connected with and associated with this program/activity (including transportation services, when provided.) I recognize and acknowledge that there are certain risks of physical injury to participants in this program/activity and I voluntarily agree to assume the full risk of any and all injuries, damages or loss, regardless of severity, that my minor child/ ward or I may sustain as a result of said participation. I further agree to waiver and relinquish all claims my minor child/ ward or I may have (or accrue to my child/ward or me) as a result of participating in this program/activity against the St. Charles Park District, including its officials, agents, volunteers and employees. F M __ __ /__ __ /__ __ Activity Name You are solely responsible for determining if your minor child/ward or you are physically fit and/or skilled for the activities contemplated by this agreement. It is always advisable, especially if the participant is pregnant, disabled in any way or recently suffered an illness, injury or impairment, to consult a physician before undertaking any physical activity. F M __ __ /__ __ /__ __ Activity # Waiver & Release of All Claims and Assumption of Risk F M Sex __ __ /__ __ /__ __ Birth Date Liability Waiver Form Participant’s Name First & Last ***Note any physical or other limitations, allergies, special medication or additional conditions that may affect participation. If special accommodations are needed, allow 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Primary Phone __ __ __ - __ __ __ - __ __ __ __ Secondary Phone __ __ __ - __ __ __ - __ __ __ __ E-mail _____________________________________________________________ Address __________________________________________________________________ City __________________________________ State ___________ Zip _________________ Main Contact - Last Name _____________________________________________ First Name ________________________________________________ Date ___________________ K ST PA R HA R L CT .C ES Facilities The St. Charles Park District uses facility abbreviations in its activity details to conserve space. The following list includes facilities not owned or operated by the park district. LOCAL SCHOOLS ANDE Anderson School 35W071 Villa Marie Rd • St. Charles BATHS NEIGHBORING PARK DISTRICTS DESTINATIONS BATCC Batavia Park District - Civic Center 327 W. Wilson St • Batavia ABBYS Abby’s Restaurant 11 N 3rd St • St. Charles Batavia High School 1201 Main St • Batavia BATEC Batavia Park District - Eastside Community Center 14 N. Van Buren St • Batavia ARCA Arcada Theatre 105 E. Main St • St. Charles BELL Bell Graham School 4N505 Fox Mill Blvd • St. Charles BATPB Batavia Park District - Peg Bond Center 151 Island Av • Batavia AUTU Autumn Leaves 10 Peck Rd • St. Charles DAVIS Davis School 1125 S. 7th St • St. Charles GENAF Geneva Park District - Athletic Fields 1700 S. St • Geneva BIKE Bike Rack 2930 Campton Hills Rd • St. Charles FERS Ferson Creek School 38W160 Bolcum Rd • St. Charles GENH Geneva Park District - Harrison School 201 N. Harrison • Geneva COLO Colonial Café (Randall Rd) 552 S. Randall Rd • St. Charles FOXR Fox Ridge School 1905 Tyler Rd • St. Charles GENPF Geneva Park District - Peck Farm Park 4038 Kaneville Rd • Geneva CORR Corran Farm 7N761 Corran Rd • Campton Hills GENHS Geneva High School 416 McKinley Av • Geneva GENMC Geneva Park District -Mill Creek School 900Brundige Rd • Geneva DELN Delnor Glen 975 N. 5th Av • St. Charles HAIN Haines Middle School 305 S. 9th St • St. Charles GENRC DRURY Drury Lane 100 Drury Ln • Oak Brook Terrace LINCO Lincoln School 211 S. 6th Av • St. Charles Geneva Park District Persinger Recreation Center Kaneville & S. Peck Rds • Geneva FERMI Fermi Lab Kirk Rd & Pine St • Batavia MUNH Munhall School 1400 S. 13th Av • St. Charles GENS Gevena Park District Sunset Community Center 710 Western Av • Geneva FUNW Funway 1335 S. River St • Batavia NORCS Norton Creek School 2033 Smith Rd • West Chicago GENW GARF Garfield Farm 3N016 Garfield Rd • St. Charles REID Reid Field - Thompson Middle School 705 W. Main St • St. Charles Geneva Park District Western Avenue School 1500 Western Av • Geneva GENWP GENE Geneva Metra Train Station 328 Crescent Pl • Geneva RICH Richmond School 300 S. 12th St • St. Charles Geneva Park District - Wheeler Park 822 N. 1st St • Geneva SOUJH HEINZ Heinz Brothers 2010 E. Main St • St. Charles STCE St. Charles East High School 1020 Dunham Rd • St. Charles South Elgin Parks & Rec Dept - Jim Henson Park 338 Valley Forge Av • South Elgin SOUMA HERI Heritage Woods of South Elgin 700 N. McLean Blvd • South Elgin STCN St. Charles North High School 255 Red Gate Rd • St. Charles South Elgin Parks & Rec Dept - Municipal Annex 1 W. State St • South Elgin SOUSP JAME James “Pate” Phillips State Park 2050 W. Stearns Rd • Bartlett THOM Thomson Middle School 705 W. Main St • St. Charles South Elgin Parks & Rec Dept - Sperry Park 800 Michigan Av • South Elgin SOUPST LAFO Lafox Metra Train Station 40W999 Keslinger Rd • Lafox WASCO Wasco School 4N782 School St • Wasco South Elgin Parks & Rec Dept - Stowell-Peddy Park 2075 McDonald Rd • South Elgin WESCC MEDI Medieval Times 2001 N. Roselle Rd • Schaumburg WILD Wildrose School 36W730 Red Haw Ln • St. Charles West Chicago Park District Community Center 201 W. National St • West Chicago MONA Monarch Landing 2255 Monarch Dr • Naperville WRED Wredling Middle School 1200 Dunham Rd • St. Charles ARTS & MUSIC STUDIOS ALLT Aall Things Art Studio 1106 E. Main St • St. Charles ARTS Arts Center of St. Charles 2422 W. Main St. #2B • St. Charles CERA Ceramics on the Fox 223 Oswaldt Av • Batavia DREAM Dreams Dance Academy 2460 W Main St • St. Charles FINE Fine Line Creative Arts Center 6N158 Crane Rd • St. Charles FOREST PRESERVES & NATURE CENTERS MONT Montessori Academy 595 S. River St. • Batavia CREEK Creek Bend Nature Center 37W700 Dean St • St. Charles MORT Morton Arboretum 4100 IL-53 • Lisle LEROY LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve 37W370 W. Dean St • St. Charles NORT Northern Illinois Food Bank 273 Dearborn Ct • Geneva TEKA Tekakwitha Woods Forest Preserve 35W076 Villa Maria Rd • St. Charles OSCAR Oscar Swan 1800 W. State St • Geneva PARA Paramount Theatre 23 E. Galena Blvd • Aurora FITNESS STUDIOS, SPORT VENUES & RIDING STABLES QCEN Q Center 1405 N. 5th Av • St. Charles DUNH Dunham Woods Farm 9N755 Nesler Rd • Elgin RIVER FOXVI SALV JANK Jank Guitar Store 217 W. Main St • St. Charles Fox Valley Ice Arena 1996 S. Kirk Rd • Geneva Riverside Banquets 35 N. River Ln • Geneva FOXVS STCH JCSG JCs Guitars & Music Lessons 2325 Dean St, Ste 400 • St. Charles Fox Valley Strikers Facility 1000 S. Kirk Rd • Geneva Salvation Army 1710 S. 7th Av • St. Charles KANE STCP MUSI Music Education Centers of America 222 Randall Rd • South Elgin Kane County Cougars 34W002 Cherry Ln • Geneva St. Charles History Museum 215 E. Main St • St. Charles St. Charles Public Library 1 S. 6th Av • St. Charles PROM WOOL NORCA Norris Cultural Arts Center 1040 Dunham Rd • St. Charles PRO Martial Arts 2422 W. Main St #4C • St. Charles Wool & Company 107A W Main St • St. Charles SPORT TBD To Be Determined TONY Tony & Friends Art Studio 333 N. Randall Rd #157 • St. Charles Sportsplex 1400 Foundry St • St. Charles TOWER WATER Water Street Studios 117 W. Main St • St. Charles Tower Hills Stables 12N254 Tower Rd • Hampshirea 82 stcparks.org Facilities All facility hours are subject to change. 1.Baker Community Center • BCC – In Historic Downtown St. Charles 101 S. 2nd St • 630-584-1055 • F: 630-584-1396 • stcparks.org Office Hours: M-F 8am–5pm Administrative Offices, Teen Center & Rentals – Rooms/Auditorium/Stage/Kitchen 2. Denny Ryan Service Center • DRSC – In Primrose Farm Park 37W755 Bolcum Rd • 630-587-3373 • F: 630-584-7413 • stcparks.org Office Hours: M-F 7am–3:30pm Parks Department Offices 3.Hickory Knolls Discovery Center • HKDC In James O. Breen Community Park 3795 Campton Hills Rd 60175 • 630-513-4399 • stcnature.org Open: Tu–Sa 10am–4pm • Su 12–4pm Naturalist Staff Offices, Environmental Education Opportunities, Live Animal Displays, Birthday Parties, Wetland Exhibit, Nature Programs & Rentals – Rooms/Snowshoes 4.Norris Recreation Center • NRC On St. Charles East High School’s Campus 1050 Dunham Rd • 630-377-1405 • norrisrec.org Open: M-Th 5:20am–10pm • F 5:20am-9pm • Sa 5:20am-8pm • Su 8am-8pm) Tennis, Fitness, Massage, Personal Training & Aquatics 7.Pottawatomie Golf Course • PGC Along the Fox River in Pottawatomie Park 845 N. 2nd Av • 630-584-8356 • F: 630-584-8390 • pottawatomiegc.com Pro Shop Open Daily March 1–December 23 Course Open Daily (weather permitting) Tee Time Reservations, Course Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. in 1939 Certified Audubon Sanctuary, Tournaments, Lessons & Rentals – Clubs/Carts/Cars 8. Primrose Farm • FARM – In Primrose Farm Park 5N726 Crane Rd 60175 • 630-513-4370 • primrosefarmpark.com Grounds Open Daily Dawn to Dusk Office Hours: M-Sa 8am-3pm Farm Staff Offices, Livestock, Farm Education Opportunities, Special Events, Discovery Trails, Orchard, Seasonal Produce Sales, Birthday Parties, Farm Programs & Rentals – Community Garden Plots/Picnic Pavilions 9.River View Miniature Golf Course • RVMG Along the Fox River in Pottawatomie Park 8 North Av • 630-584-1028 • riverviewminigolf.org Open May thru September (weather permitting) 18 Holes, Babbling Brook, Waterfall, Gazebo, Windmill, Lighthouse, Sand Traps, Naturally Landscaped Greens, Concessions & Rentals – Facility/Pedal Boats/Canoes 5. Otter Cove Aquatic Park • OTTER – In James O. Breen Community Park 10.STC Underground Teen Center • BCC – In Baker Community Center 3615 Campton Hills Rd 60175 • 630-513-4377 • ottercove.org Open Daily Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend (weather permitting) Zero Depth Entry Activity Pool, Lazy River, Toddler Pool, 25-yard Lap Pool, Slides, Diving, Splash Park, Sand Play Area, Concessions & Rentals – Facility/Aquatic Amenities/Cabanas/Picnic Pavilion 6.Pottawatomie Community Center • PCC Along the Fox River in Pottawatomie Park 8 North Av • stcparks.org Building Hours: M-F 8am–9pm • Sa 8am–6pm • Su 12–5pm 101 S. 2nd St • 630-513-4380 • stcunderground.com Open: Tu–Th 3–9pm; F 3–10pm; Sa 1–10pm Free Membership, Computers, Gaming Systems, Study Nights, Tournaments & Concerts 11.Swanson Pool • SWAN – In Pottawatomie Park 8 North Av • 630-584-3314 • swansonpool.org Open Early June–Mid August Zero-Depth Entry Activity Pool, Interactive Play Features, Competitive Lap Pool, Slides, Diving, Sand Play Area, Rentals – Facility/Aquatic Amenities Recreation: 630-513-6200 • F: 630-584-9172 Office Hours: M-F 8am–5pm Parks: 630-584-1885 • F: 630-584-7413 Office Hours: M-F 8am–2:30pm Recreation & Parks Department Offices, Birthday Parties, Preschool, Dance Studio, Fitness Studio, Adult Activity Center, Rentals – Rooms/Gym Natural Areas 12.Delnor Woods Park • DWP (42 acres) Rt. 25 at Fulton Av or Wing Av, west of N. 11th Av Picnic Rentals, Restrooms, Drinking Fountain, Parking, Playground, Open Play Area, Fishing, Paved Trails 13.Ferson Creek Fen Nature Preserve • FCFNP (46 acres) A designated Illinois State Nature Preserve Rt. 31, north of Ferson Creek Park • Trails, Parking 18.Norris Woods Nature Preserve • NWNP (73 acres) A designated Illinois State Nature Preserve Johnor & 3rd Avs • Trails, Parking 14.Hickory Knolls Natural Area • HKNA (131 acres) 2nd park entrance on Campton Hills Rd, west of Peck Rd Picnic Rentals, Restrooms, Trails, Parking 15.Hunt Club Wetland • (3 acres) – Fox Chase Blvd at Waverly Cr 19.Otter Creek Bend Wetland Park • OCBWP (69 acres) Crane Rd, south of Silver Glen Rd • Restrooms, Trails, Detention, Parking 20.Persimmon Woods • PW (30 acres) – Keim Tr off Fox Chase Blvd Detention 16.Kingswood Wetland • KW (5 acres) – King Richard Cr, west of King Alford Ct 21.Royal Fox Wetland • RFW (3.8 acres) – Royal Fox Dr, east of N. Kirk Rd Trails, Detention Trails, Detention Trails 17.Majestic Oaks Wetland • MOW (12.5 acres) – Majestic Oaks Dr at Black Walnut Ln 22.Williams Wetland • WW (3 acres) – Keim Ct off Keim Tr Trails Trails, Detention stcparks.org 83 23. Aintree Park Highgate Crse off Fox Chase Blvd Special Features Undeveloped Detention Trails P=Paved Sledding Skate Park Dog Park Fishing Playfields Soccer Open Play Area Ball Diamond Athletic Fields Basketball Tennis Playground Drinking Fountain Parking Lot Restrooms *=Shelter Acreage Visit stcparks.org for an interactive map of natural areas, parks and facilities. Picnic Age Group Parks and Amenities AP5.5 24.Artesian Springs Park St. Germains Pl, west of Renaux Blvd ASP.5 25. Baker Field Park Cutler & S. 5th Sts BFP2.3 26.Baker Memorial Park Main St & N. 5th Av BMP.9 27. Belgium Town Park 9th St, north of Dean St BTP2.76 28.Boy Scout Island Rt. 31, east of Timbers Tr BSI7.5 29.Cambridge Park S. Tyler Rd by Moore Av CP8.5 30.Charlemagne/Kingswood Park Indian Way & Oxbow Ln CKP7 31. Cranston Meadows Park Cloverfield Dr & Falcons Tr CMP10 32.Davis Park Horne St, west of S. 8th St 33. Dunham Pond Dunham Rd, north of Fairfax Rd 34.East Side Sports Complex 3565 Legacy Blvd, off Kirk Rd 35. Fairview Park Oak & S. 19th Sts 36.Ferson Creek Park Rt. 31, east of Wildrose Springs Dr 37. Five Islands Park Along Fox River, south of Blackhawk Dr 38.Fox Chase Park Fox Chase Blvd at Hawkins Ct 39.Harvest Hills Park Heritage St at Heritage Ct 40.Hazeltine Park S. Riverside & Ohio Avs 41. Hunt Club Park Persimmon Dr btwn Wing Av & Club Dr Landscaped Plaza Pickleball Court Boat Launch DP9.2 Ice Skating DPO5 Sand Volleyball Lacrosse ESSC102.1 FP1 FCP13 Canoe Launch FIP2 FOXCP21.4 HHP12.4 HP.6 HCP7.5 42.James O. Breen Community Park Campton Hills & Peck Rds JBCP348 43.Kane/Woodlawn Playground Kane & Maple Avs **SEE BELOW KWP1 44.Kehoe Park Prairie & Howard Sts KP1.5 45.Langum Park 7th & Madison Avs LANG31.2 46.Lincoln Park Main St btwn 4th & 5th Sts LINC1.6 47. Majestic Oaks Park Majestic Oaks Dr at Majestic Oaks Ln MOP5.5 Rocket Slide Ice Hockey Multipurpose Fields 48.Majestic Oaks Playground Majestic Oaks Dr at E. Frances CrMOPL5 49.Moody Park Moody & S. 3rd Sts 50.Mt. St. Mary Park Prairie St, east of Rt. 31 MP1.8 Outdoor Arboretum MSMP29 PP92 **SEE BELOW 52.Primrose Farm Park Bolcum & Crane Rds PFP183 Farm Sand Volleyball 53. Red Gate Park Greenwood Ln, south of Red Gate Rd RGP1.6 54.Regency Estates Park Regency Circle East off Woodward REP 51. Pottawatomie Park 8 North Av 55. Renaux Manor Park Rt. 64 & Peck Rd 56.River Bend Community Park Courier & Geneva Avs .67 RMP11.4 RBCP45.8 57. River’s Edge/Reserve Park Reserve & Prairie Crossing Drs RERP8.7 58.Riverbank Park Along Fox River, west of Langum Park 59. Riverside/Buie Parks Rt. 25 & Division St 60.Rotary Park Adams Av at S. 13th Av 61. Steeplechase Detention South end of Steeplechase Rd 62.Surrey Hill Park N. Tyler Rd by Wing Ln 63.Taly Park Along Fox River, north end of Tuscola Av 64.Timber Trails Park Far north end of N. 17th St **Special Features: James O. Breen Community Park Disc Golf Course Football Fields 84 stcparks.org RIVE4 River Shoreline RBP5.1 River Shoreline ROTA5.6 SD3 SHP2.6 TP8.1 River Shoreline TTP34.2 Pottawatomie Park Paddlewheel Riverboats Native Plant Demonstration Garden Ice Skating Sand Volleyball Amphitheatre stcparks.org 85 Spaces and Places at reasonable rates! Great rooms available for your events! Birthday Parties • Graduations • Baby Showers • Receptions • Sport Functions • Business Meetings & More Outdoor Pavilions… Indoor Facilities… The District offers small and large pavilion rentals at local parks. Call 630-584-1885 for information. Baker Community Center 630-584-1055 (see next page) • Delnor Woods Park • East Side Sports Complex • Ferson Creek Park • Hickory Knolls Natural Area • James O. Breen Community Park • Lincoln Park • Mt. St. Mary Park • Pottawatomie Park • Primrose Farm Park • River Bend Community Park • Timber Trails Park Pottawatomie Community Center 630-513-6200 Seasonal Facilities… During specific seasons, there are opportunities to rent the following: • Otter Cove Aquatic Park 630-513-4377 • Pottawatomie Golf Course 630-584-8356 • Swanson Pool 630-584-3314 • River View Mini-Golf 630-584-1028 • Paddlewheel Riverboats 630-584-2334 stcriverboats.com • • • • • Historic facility Three spacious areas Kitchen available ADA accessible Includes tables, chairs & set-up/take down • Award-winning facility • Three multi-purpose rooms •Gym with basketball hoops for two half-court games or one full-court game • Kitchen available • ADA accessible • Includes tables, chairs & set-up/take down Hickory Knolls Discovery Center 630-513-4399 • • • • • Unique and natural facility Two spacious rooms Kitchen available ADA accessible Includes tables, chairs & set-up/take down Baker Community Center While honoring the historic features of this unique building that was dedicated to the St. Charles community in 1926, the Henry Rockwell Baker Memorial Community Center Board of Trustees and St. Charles Park District recently renovated the facility by improving accessibility and enhancing amenities to provide high-quality services to all guests. • Upgraded air conditioning system to include 1st & 2nd floors • Installed an elevator making all building levels accessible • Developed a pergola awning over the east ramp entrance • Restrooms conveniently located on the 1st three floors • Replaced flooring for smoother surfaces • Reconstructed entry access to outdoor terrace • Renovated kitchen with new appliances, cabinets & counter tops Rental Opportunities Monday-Friday: 8am-10pm • Saturdays & Sundays: 8am-10:30pm Room Capacity Hourly Fees Additional Fees RES NR Kitchen $25/rental Collins Auditorium & Stage 150 $50 $60 Piano $25/rental Peterson Lounge 40 $25 $35 Sound System $10/rental The Keg (limited hours) 70 $25 $35 Custodian* RES/NR = Resident & Not-for-Profit/Nonresident All rentals include tables, chairs and set up/take down. $24/hour *Applicable only during non-operating hours & weekends CALL 630-584-1055 to schedule your event today! 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