Upcoming Events and Trips

Friday, October 3, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Ages 4-9
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Maine Park Leisure Center
$14/$26

Hey kids, come dressed in your favorite pjs and enjoy an evening of fun! Play games, enjoy a fun snack, and watch a great movie on our inflatable movie screen in the gym. This is a great opportunity for parents to enjoy a quiet Friday evening to themselves.

Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 9:30am - 7:30pm
6 yrs & Up
Wildwood Nature Center
$30 ages 5 - 15 / $38 ages 16 & Up

Take a naturalist-led hike through the beautiful fall colors of Starved Rock State Park. Walk does involve hiking on unpaved trails and some stairs. Please wear appropriate hiking shoes, and bring a sack lunch and drink.  Dinner at Duffy's is included.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 5:30am - 7:00am
All Ages
$15 per family / $5 per individual

Watch the beauty of the lunar eclipse unfold while enjoying coffee, hot cocoa, and pastries. Learn about the moon and astronomy as you check out the eclipse through telescopes and binoculars.

Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Families
Wildwood Nature Center
$30 per family

Gather the family for a beautiful outdoor family photo shoot.  Professionals from AJ Fotography will be at Wildwood's prairie, pond, and trails to take beautiful outdoor fall family photos (in plenty of time for holiday cards.) Fee covers the sitting fee and a free 8 x 10.

Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 11:00am - 4:00pm
All Ages
Maine Park Leisure Center
$10

Join us as we travel to the annual St. Charles Scarecrow Fest!  For over 25 years, this award-winning festival has brought heartwarming memories to both children and adults, and is a tradition for thousands of families across the Midwest. Enjoy live entertainment, a huge arts and crafts show, carnival, and petting zoo.  Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Please register by October 4.

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