Forever Young Walking Club
Join the Forever Young Walking Club as we hit the trails, socialize, and enjoy the great outdoors! Each week, we walk the paths of different Carol Stream parks. Walk lengths vary between 1 and 2 miles. Dress for the weather, wear comfortable shoes, and we'll see you on the trails! Masks and social distancing required.
Zentangles are a type of “doodle art.” Made up of repeating or structured patterns and textures, they increase your focus while ramping up your creative abilities. Join with a friend and enjoy a relaxing day of coloring and drawing while sipping on a cup of coffee!
Apple Picking & Farm Tour
Join us for a day of apple picking! Upon arrival to Apple Holler in Sturtevant, WI, enjoy a delicious boxed turkey sandwich lunch; a slice of warm, homemade apple pie; and cinnamon ice cream for dessert. After lunch, learn about the orchard while we tour the farm and pick apples.
Pick up at Simkus: 8:45a-4:15p.
Registration Due Date: 8/1
Historic Naperville Trolley Tour
Learn about the history of Naperville while enjoying a trolley ride. Lunch after the tour is on your own at The Lantern Tavern and Grill.
Pick up at Simkus: 9:30a-2p
Registration Due Date: 8/15
Enjoy a lunch of herb roasted chicken, potato salad, coleslaw and a bottle of root beer. Enjoy authentic live German music with a 2-person oompah band that will have you clapping your hands and stomping your feet.
Register by 9/1 to save.
Registration closes 9/13.
Four Winds Casino
At the Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, MI, choose from blackjack, craps, baccarat, roulette, poker, keno, and over 3,000 slots, including penny machines. Receive a $10 credit towards lunch and $15 for slot play. A valid state ID is required.
Pick up: Simkus 8:20am-6:30pm
Registration Due Date: 9/1
Hop aboard our bus and join us for a trip to Glendale, WI, to celebrate Oktoberfest! For 60 years, this family friendly festival at the Bavarian Bierhaus represents a true Oktoberfest. Enjoy live music and great food outdoors under mural decorated buildings - just like in Munich, Germany. Lunch is on your own.
Pick up at Simkus: 9:00a-7:15p.
Registration Due Date: 9/15
Autumn on the River
Take in the colors of fall on this river cruise at Starved Rock Lodge! After an included lunch at the lodge, the narrated trolley tour gives us insight on the history and legends of the area on the way to our cruise aboard the Eagle I through Starved Rock State Park.
Pick-Up Times: Simkus 8:45am-5:15pm.
Registration Due Date: 9/15.
Night of 1,000 Jack-O'-Lanterns
More than 1,000 hand-carved pumpkins light up the night at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe. Artists spend up to 15 hours sculpting a single pumpkin for this one of a kind event. Take a self-guided walking tour along a festive, paved pathway.
Pick Up Times: Simkus 4-10:15pm.
Registration Due Date: At Registration.
Join us for a Halloween luncheon, featuring a delicious, individually wrapped lunch of rigatoni with meat sauce and a side salad. Take part in a pumpkin painting contest and trivia showdown for prizes! Don't forget to wear your best costume!
Register by 10/1 to save.
Registration closes 10/15.
Hard Rock Casino
This new state-of-the-art casino brings world-class gaming to Gary, Indiana. Test your luck with over 1,800 table games and slot machines. Enjoy lunch on your own at one of their several restaurants. Must be 21+ with a valid state ID.
Pick up at Simkus: 9a-3p
Registration Due Date: 10/15
Mushrooms, Mosses & Mums
The Domes in Milwaukee is a living museum filled with plants from across the globe. Visit the desert oasis, tropical jungle with koi fish and birds, and show garden with this season’s special exhibit – Mushrooms, Mosses, and Mums. This fall showcase includes unique forest species set alongside a fantastic mum collection. Lunch is on your own at Culvers before the exhibit.
Pick up Simkus: 9:00a-4:15p.
Due Date: 10/1.
Grand Victoria Casino
Come along to the Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin! Show off your card game at your choice of tables (Blackjack; Craps; Roulette; Three-card; Mississippi Stud; High Card Flush; or Baccarat) or try your luck at over 860 slots. All participants receive $10 in free cash play. Lunch is on your own at one of the casino’s amenities. Must be 21+ with a valid state ID.
Pick up at Simkus: 9a-3p
Registration Due Date: 11/15
Conservatory Holiday Show
The Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago is one of the largest in the nation, with 12 acres of indoor and outdoor garden space. For over 110 years the Conservatory has been celebrating the holidays with a colorful and inspired display of plants and flowers. Be amazed at the wonders of nature this holiday season! Lunch is on your own at Portillo’s prior to our visit.
Pick up at Simkus: 10:15a-4:00p.
Registration Due Date: 11/15
Join us for holiday cheer and a delicious individually wrapped lunch from Rocco Vino’s featuring your choice of Steak Milanese with a side salad or Stuffed Eggplant.
After lunch, partake in the spirit of giving with a game of White Elephant! All White Elephant gifts are provided by the Carol Stream Park District.
Register by November 15 to save!
Last day to register is December 1.
Get in the holiday spirit at this classy and exciting show at Starved Rock Lodge! Featuring Christmas songs from classic crooners like Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Bing Crosby, and Nat King Cole, this set is sure to impress. A hot lunch buffet is included.
Pick up at Simkus: 9:30a-4:45p.
Registration Due Date: 12/1.