Oct. 12, 2017
Contact: Nancy Lee Gomer, Marketing Coordinator, 636-949-7535, or 636-795-1137, firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Charles County, Missouri – Learn the art of home brewing, gourd crafting and disc golf turkey tossing this season in your favorite St. Charles County park during the month of November! The Parks Department offers a variety of programs and activities for all ages and interests.
- Bring the family out for our Friday Night Public Stargazing at Broemmelsiek Park near Defiance and discover constellations and stars through complex telescopes. The Astronomical Society of Eastern Missouri (ASEM) hosts these educational stargazing programs in the park’s Astronomy Viewing Area. For more information about program times, visit www.asemonline.org.
- Ride with us on an old-fashioned hayride through Broemmelsiek Park in Defiance on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings now through Nov. 5. Groups of 20 can reserve a tractor-pulled hay wagon for a 45-minute ride through prairies and tree-lined fields in the park. After the ride, they can sit around a glowing campfire for an hour and are welcome to bring treats to roast. Advanced reservations are required by calling the Parks Department at 636-949-7535. The cost is $125 per wagon. Hayrides may be reserved for 6, 7, and 8 p.m. on Fridays and 5, 6, 7, and 8 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
- Preschoolers learn through the lens of nature at our Little Explorer Nature Program scheduled the first Thursday of each month through December. Bring your adventurous tots to Broemmelsiek Park near Defiance from 10-11 a.m. for a short hike, fun activities, story time and snack. Your little explorer will experience a different theme each time! Cost of the program is $3 and pre-registration is suggested. To make a reservation, all 636-949-7535 or visit www.stccparks.org.
- Learn the art of home brewing during Learn to Home Brew Day from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Heritage Museum near St. Charles. Little Hills Home Brewers and park staff teach methods of making beer at home through demos and tastings. Find out what system will work best for you, and what equipment is needed to start your own home brewery. The event is free! To register, call 636-949-7535 or visit www.stccparks.org.
- Grab your bike, a light and hit the trails at night! Join Gateway Off-Road Cyclists (GORC) and St. Louis Area Mountain Bikers (SLAMB) for a free Friday Night Mountain Bike Ride at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10, at Indian Camp Creek Park near Wentzville. Riders must wear a helmet and have a 600 lumen light to experience park trails after hours. Register online at www.stccparks.org or call 636-949-7535.
- Make a mark on a St. Charles County Park! The Parks Department is seeking volunteers to assist with trail building during our Trail Work Day from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 11, at Matson Hill Park in Defiance. Bring a set of gloves, a pair of sturdy boots and some safety glasses and do your part to grow our parks. Lunch will be provided to all who lend a hand. Call 636-949-7535 or visit us online to register!
- Transform gourds and birdhouses into art on the frontier! Children ages 8 and up can create the perfect seasonal craft from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 11, under The Grand Pavilion at The Historic Daniel Boone Home near Defiance. Cost of the program is $5. Space is limited and pre-registration required. Call 636-949-7535 or visit www.stccparks.org to register.
- Compete for cash prizes, trophies, and a Thanksgiving turkey at the annual Disc Golf Blind Turkey Toss, Saturday, Nov. 18, at Indian Camp Creek Park near Wentzville. Trophies will be awarded for first, second, and third-place finishers in the tournament. The competitor closest to the pin of one of the glowing baskets wins a Thanksgiving turkey! Cost is $10 per person. Registration begins at 4 p.m. on the day of the event; the tournament begins at 5 p.m. Call 636-949-7535 for more information.
For more information on these and other events, contact the St. Charles County Parks & Recreation Department at 636-949-7535 or visit www.stccparks.org.