CALENDAR OF EVENTS Fall 20 19 FALL 2019 • SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER • VOLUME 26 ISSUE 2
Table of Contents Ready, Set, Go. 3 Calendar of Events . 4 Hometown Days Festival . 5 Special Events. 5-7 Parker’s Playtime Preschool. 3,8 Music Classes . 9 Toddler & Youth Classes. 10-12 All Star Sports . 13-14 Youth Sports . 14 Youth Basketball League . 15-16 Fitness Classes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Adult Interests . 22 Community Information . 23-24 Park Information. 25 Park & Playground Information. 26 Park & Facility Map. 27 City Newsletter. 28 Letter from the Mayor . 29 Yorkville Parks and Recreation Information. 30 Sports and Online Registration Information. 31 Registration Information. 32 Registration Form. 33 Waiver/Refund Policy. 34
Winter Wonderland Festival Saturday, November 23; 11am-3pm
Hometown Days Festival Thursday, August 29-Sunday, September 1 Beecher Park (908 Game Farm Rd, Yorkville) Musical Entertainment Thursday: Yorkville Big Band (5:30-7:30pm) Friday: Cloverton (6:15-7:15pm) Building 429 (7:45-9:15pm) Sponsored By Cross Church Saturday: The Little Mermen (1:00-3:00pm) Whiskey Romance (4:00-7:00pm) John King (8:00-10:00pm) Sunday: Boy Band Review (2:00-4:00pm) 7th Heaven (5:00-7:00pm) Hi-Infidelity (8:00-10:00pm) For a complete list of events go to page 5. Ready, Set, Go Begins Thursday, September 5 (T/TH Classes) Wednesday, September 6 (MWF Classes) Parker’s Playtime Preschool Begins Monday, September 9 (4 Year Olds) Tuesday, September 10 (3 Year Olds) Youth Basketball League Registration Monday, September 23 – Wednesday, October 9 The league is designed for players in Kindergarten through 6th Grade. RegisteronlineatYorkville.il.us/RegisterforBasketball. For more information go to page 15. OCTOBER Yorktober Fest Saturday, October 5; Noon-9pm Riverfront Park (131 E Hydraulic Ave, Yorkville) Join the United City of Yorkville, Kiwanis Club, and Knights of Columbus in this year’s Yorktober Fest! Enjoy a day filled with food, musical entertainment, children’s activities, and everyone’s favorite – The Pumpkin Pull! For a complete schedule of events, go to Yorkville.il.us/Yorktoberfest Halloween Egg Hunt Saturday, October 5; 7:00pm Town Square (301 N Bridge, Yorkville) The annual Halloween Egg Hunt is a twist on an old tradition. Wear a costume, bring your flashlight, a container for eggs, and hunt in the darkness for candy-filled eggs! It will be a spooktacular time you won’t want to miss!! 7th/8th Grade Boys Basketball League Registration Monday, October 21 – Friday, November 1 Register online at NOVEMBER Intramural High School Boys Basketball Registration Monday, November 4 – Friday, November 15 This league is designed to provide a recreational basketball opportunity for boys in high school. Participants register as a team. For more information go to page 16. Yorkville.il.us/RegisterforBasketball. For more information go to page 16.
Circle Center Grade School (901 Mill St, Yorkville) The school will be bursting with Holiday cheer with carnival games, bake sale, shopping circles, concessions, and of course, Santa Claus! Presale tickets are available for purchase online at Yorkville.il.us/register. Yorkville Holiday Celebration Saturday, November 23; 5:30-7:30pm Riverfront Park (131 E Hydraulic Ave, Yorkville) Kick off this Holiday season with the Yorkville Holiday Celebration! The parade starts at 5:30pm, followed by the Tree Lighting Ceremony, and ending with everyone’s favorite, FIREWORKS!
Chili Chase 5K For the Cure Sunday, November 24; 8:30am Yorkville American Legion (9054 E Veterans Pkwy, Yorkville)
Day-of registration begins at 7:30am with the race starting at 8:30am. The Chili Chase 5K is back, FOR A CURE! We’ve partnered with the American Cancer Society for this year’s Chili Chase 5K run/ walk. A portion of each registration will benefit Hope Fest of Kendall County to help the American Cancer Society save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer. Register online at Yorkville.il.us/ChiliChase5K
Breakfast with Santa Saturday, December 7; 8:00-9:30am Beecher Community Center (908 Game Farm Rd, Yorkville)
The Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department and Senior Services invite you and your family to join us for Breakfast with Santa! For $6 per person, families will enjoy a hot breakfast, games, crafts, activities, AND A VISIT WITH SANTA! Register early as spaces do fill quickly! Private Visits with Santa
Saturday, December 7; Noon-4pm Sunday, December 8; 9am-1pm Recreation Administration Office (201 W Hydraulic Ave, Yorkville)
Fall Catalog Registration Yorkville Residents: Tuesday, August 6 Nonresidents: Monday, August 12 Ready, Set, Go Open House Wednesday, August 14 (MWF Classes); 10am-Noon Thursday, August 15 (T/TH Classes); 10am-Noon (201 W Hydraulic Ave, Yorkville)
For $20/Family, you will enjoy a 15-minute visit with Santa to check Christmas lists, take pictures, and make the holiday extra magical! Professional photography not provided. Letters to Santa Mailed by Wednesday, December 11 Santa is checking his list and wants to hear from YOU this Holiday Season! Please send your letter (include age and gender) to Santa by December 11. Santa will then read your letter & send a response by December 23! All letters should be addressed to: Santa c/o Yorkville Recreation Department 201 W. Hydraulic Ave Yorkville, IL 60560 Please note, this is intended for individual families. Large groups and schools will not receive replies back.
This is an opportunity for currently enrolled students and potential new students to see the classroom and meet the Ready, Set, Go staff! Back to Preschool Night Wednesday, August 21 (4 Year Olds); 5-7pm Thursday, August 22 (3 Year Olds); 5-7pm (201 W. Hydraulic Ave, Yorkville) This is an opportunity for currently enrolled students and potential new students to meet our teachers and see the preschool!
YORKVILLE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT – REGISTER ONLINE TODAY AT YORKVILLE.IL.US/REGISTER