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The St. Charles Park District will have representatives available to engage public comment with exhibits to demonstrate the proposed addition of an agricultural lab and indoor education center to be located at Primrose Farm, 5N726 Crane Road, St. Charles, IL 60175. The Park District is applying for an Illinois Park and Recreational Facility Construction Grant Program (PARC) administered through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to assist in funding the renovations. The public meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at the Pottawatomie Community Center from 4:00-6:00pm in a drop in, open house format. After that, the concepts will be on display in the Pottawatomie Community Center, 8 North Avenue, St. Charles, Il 60174 for a week with staff available to answer questions. For those unable to attend, please email your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org up until Friday, February 14, 2020.
What is a Kohlfahrt? It is a winter tradition in Northwest Germany where participants take a hike, play games, have drinks and snacks, and finish up at a local pub with a traditional German meal. Join us at Primrose Farm to hike around our farm trails, play some games, and sample drinks from Riverlands Brewing Company. At the end of the hike, we’ll load up on a bus and head just down the road to Riverlands Brewing Company for our meal. Registration required; click here to register. Questions? Call Alison at 630-513-4374
Looking for a fun Saturday night? Join us at the farm for our first-ever Mystery Dinner Party! Help us investigate clues and discover Who Done It! Snacks and warm drinks included with admission. Preregistration required; registration closes on Friday, December 6. Visit https://apm.activecommunities.com/stcparks/Activity_Search/15694 to register.
Our popular Hands-On Milking Class will be held two more times this season on Saturday, October 26 and Wednesday, October 30. After that date, our two fresh cows will be dried off until they (hopefully) deliver calves next year. Class begins at 10am; please arrive by 9:45am to register in the farm office. Cost is $5 for STCPD residents and $8 for non-residents.
Tonight is our last Moonlight Hayride night of the season! There are spots on our 5:30pm ride and our 6:30pm ride. Register online at www.stcparks.org or call Alison at 630-513-4374. Paying on-site is permitted; however, we cannot guarantee seats unless you register in advance. We accept cash only if you are paying on-site for this event.
Join us at Primrose Farm on select Friday and Saturday nights in October for our popular Moonlight Hayrides! 30-minute tractor-drawn wagon rides depart at 5:30pm, 6:30pm, or 7:30pm and travel around our fields, finishing up at our firepit where you can roast marshmallows and enjoy hot chocolate or hot apple cider. Rides are held on October 4 & 5; 11 & 12; and 18 & 19. Cost is $8 for St. Charles Park District residents and $12 for non-residents. Preregistration is required: https://apm.activecommunities.com/stcparks/Activity_Search?txtActivitySearch=moonlight&applyFiltersDefaultValue=true&cat=Activities
Visit Farmer Quinton of FulBuschel Farm & Produce every Wednesday from 3pm-7pm and every Saturday from 9am-1pm. FulBuschel offers fresh produce, meats, eggs, baked goods, and other locally-sourced products.
Join us at Primrose Farm for our Family Campout! Bring your tents and sleeping bags and enjoy a fun-filled overnight adventure. Please register all family members ages 2 and up; all children 17 and under must be accompanied by a registered adult. Register here: https://apm.activecommunities.com/stc…/Activity_Search/14318
Primrose Farm will have limited staffing today so that our employees can observe the Memorial Day holiday. There will be no drop-in classes or programs scheduled. The grounds are open dawn to dusk and the animals will be out and about if you would like to visit.