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

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.
Due Date: 10/1
$25 R / $31 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

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

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

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.

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