Ages 55+

Join the Bike Club!

The Carol Stream Parks Foundation bike club accommodates all skill groups. Each bike ride leaves from the Simkus Recreation Center the second Thursday of the month at 6pm and the fourth Saturday of the month at 9am. Bike Club rides twice a month, May through October. Bike rides are led by one of our guides. All proceeds go to the Carol Stream Parks Foundation.

Custom Private Swim Lessons for Kids & Adults

We add lessons monthly!
Age 3+

We have custom private swim classes that allow you to schedule based on your own time. 

Basic Photography Techniques

Oct 19 & 21
Age 18+

Improve your overall skill level and take better digital photos with this basic overview of digital camera techniques. From the camera on the iPhone to a point-and shoot-model, advanced DSLR, and everything in between, this session is for you, whether you're new to digital technology or want to improve your picture-taking experience.

$33 R / $50 NR
Wheaton Park District Community Center

Forever Young Halloween Luncheon

Oct 22

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!

Preregistration required.
Register by 10/1 to save.
Registration closes 10/15.

Resident before 10/1 - $15
Resident 10/2 - $19
Nonresident before 10/1 - $18
Nonresident 10/2 - $22

Hard Rock Casino

Oct 26
Ages 21+

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
$15 R / $21 NR

Fencing - Advanced

Oct 27-Dec 15
Ages 8+

Fencing develops coordination, builds strength, speed and endurance, requires good sportsmanship and builds quick decision making skills. 


Oct 27-Dec 1
Ages 18+ 

Discover the equestrian world with beginning riding lessons and experience in horse handling, grooming and tacking. Lessons are held in heated arena during inclement weather.

$150 R / $170 NR
Dunham Woods Farm

People Training Dogs

Oct 31 - Dec 12
Nov 3 - Dec 8
Nov 4 - Dec 9 (Continued)

Ages 18+

Does your dog take you for a walk or run away when you call them? This educational class teaches you how to recognize and control problems before they become unmanageable. Your dog learns to heel, sit, down, stay, stand for a veterinary exam, and come when called. Dogs five months or older are welcome.

$130 R / $150 NR
$105 R / $125 NR (Continued)
Wheaton Park District Community Center

Mushrooms, Mosses & Mums

Nov 5

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.
Extensive Activity.
Registration Due Date: 10/1
$25 R / $32 NR

Four Winds Casino

Nov 9
Ages 21+

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
$24 R / $30 NR

West Coast Swing Dance

Nov 10 - Dec 15
Ages 18+

The appeal of West Coast Swing is that it is an adaptable dance, it can be danced to a variety of musical styles and genres!

$50 R / $ 70 NR
Glen Ellyn Park District

Heartsaver CPR/AED

Nov 11
Dec 14

Ages 10+

Learn how to keep the circulatory system working on adults, children, and infants while you wait for the ambulance to arrive. This class is designed for lay rescuers only, NOT healthcare providers.

$90 R / $110 NR
Bartlett Community Center

Ballroom Dancing

Nov 11 - Dec 16
Ages 18+

Master the basics of the Waltz and Foxtrot. Get ready to hit the dance floor with confidence after this energy-packed class.

$50 R / $70 NR
Glen Ellyn Park District

Swing Dancing

Nov 11 - Dec 16
Ages 18+

Learn how to dance Swing with ease and confidence. Basic lead and follow techniques are covered in addition to many popular patterns.

$50 R / $70 NR
Glen Ellyn Park District


Nov 11 - Dec 16
Nov 12 - Dec 7

Ages 18+

This class is designed for the beginner to learn how to watercolor and the experienced watercolorist to hone their own skills. Learn technique and color theory, coupled with demos and with individual guidance. All levels welcome.

Supply list available at

$58 R / $78 NR
Wheaton Park District Community Center

Cinderella at the Paramount

Dec 1

Join us for a trip to the Paramount Theatre in Aurora for the most beloved fairy tale that delights and enchants young and old alike with jaw-dropping magic in this reimagined take on the classic story.

Experience extra magic in the Paramount's Grand Gallery, decked out for the holidays with a giant two-story, fully decorated Christmas tree. Lunch before the show includes salad, rolls, meatloaf, mashed potatoes with gravy, corn and cookies/brownies for dessert.

Trip includes Ticket, Lunch and Transportation from the ARC Center located at 201 W. National Street in West Chicago. Plan to arrive by 10:45am as bus leaves promptly at 11:00am. Moderate Activity.

Registration Due Date: 11/1
$58 R / $64 NR

Grand Victoria Casino

Dec 2
Ages 21+

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
$15 R / $21 NR

Conservatory Holiday Show

Dec 8

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.
Extensive Activity.
Registration Due Date: 11/15
$20 R / $26 NR

Forever Young Christmas Luncheon

Dec 10

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.

Doors open at 11:30am
Event takes place from 12-1:30pm at Fountain View Recreation Center.

Preregistration required.
Register by November 15 to save!
Last day to register is December 1

Resident before 11/15 - $20
Resident 11/16 - $24
Nonresident before 11/23 - $23
Nonresident 11/16 - $27

Classic Crooners

Dec 14

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
$62 R / $68 NR