Activities – The Rec

Activities

Senior Programs

Lunch Bunch

Join us on the first Thursday of the month for food, friends, and fun. Come to the Holland Room at the REC for a day you’ll look forward to every month. After lunch is served we will play bingo for your chance to win gift certificates or table prizes. We look forward to seeing you there! Must register in advance.

$7 Per Day  |  11am-1pm  |  Ages 55+
All Meals will take place in the Holland Room

 Turkey
Thursday, November 7, 2019

Christmas Glazed Ham
Thursday, December 5, 2019

Bunco

Are you lucky with the roll of the dice? If so, this is the club for you! The Bunco Club will meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Enjoy snacks & refreshments each week as you roll your luck for a chance to win gift certificates at local establishments.

$2 Per Day  |  Starts at 10am  |  Ages 55+  |  at The REC

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Craft Day

Come get crafty with Fairview Heights Parks & Recreation. We will be offering simple crafts that seniors will enjoy putting together with friends. Each craft will take roughly 1 hour to complete.

10am-11:30am  |  Ages 55+  |  at The REC Recreation Room

Holiday Snow Covered Candle Holder
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
$4.00

Mr. & Mrs. Claus Wine Bottle Painting
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
$4.00

Shawnee Wine Trail

Enjoy the beautiful scenery as we travel through the Shawnee National Forest and visit some of Southern Illinois’s favorite wineries. At each winery we will be able to do a wine tasting and find out what makes their wine so special. Once we have finished with the wineries we will embark for lunch at Giant City Lodge and Restaurant for a family style meal of all you can eat fried chicken with all of the sides. Price includes transportation, wine tastings, and lunch.

October 24 | 8am – 6pm | 55+
Members/Residents $70.00
Non-Members/Non-Residents $75.00
Southern IL

Trivia Day

If you think you’re smart or if you know someone that’s a know it all, join us at The REC for our trivia day. You can register individually or register as a table of 6. Trivia questions will range from sports to spooky and history to what’s fresh and new along with plenty of other categories. Your table could get extra prizes if you decorate or get dressed up. Tables are responsible for bringing their own snacks and treats. We will provide coffee, tea, and water.

October 31 | 10am – 12pm | $8 | 55+
Holland Room

Christmas in St. Charles

Get a jump start on the Holidays! The Gingerbread Shop in Kirkwood will be overflowing with poinsettias, decor and tasty goodies like peppermint bark, old fashioned molasses puffs, nuts, chocolates, and much more. Afterwards we will head to St. Charles for lunch and to check out the unique boutiques they offer, all decorated for the Holiday season! There is significant walking on this trip, but plenty of rest areas as well. Price includes transportation only

November 21 | 9am – 3:30pm | 55+
Members/Residents $30.00
Non-Members/Non-Residents $35.00
St. Charles, MO

Museums, Mosaics, and Mozzarella

Join us for a day to appreciate the finer things in life. First we will head to the beautiful Cathedral Basilica to see all of the stunning mosaics portrayed throughout the church. A private tour guide will lead us through the Cathedral to explain the history of the Basilica and reveal the meaning behind the extraordinary artwork. After the tour we will have lunch at Zia’s on The Hill where you will be able to order from their full menu. Once we are finished with lunch we will make a quick stop at the Missouri Baking Company if you’d like to purchase any of their baked goods. To conclude our trip we will take a self guided tour of the Jewel Box in Forest Park, then stop at the Missouri History Museum to see the traveling collection of Pulitzer Prize winning photographs. Price includes transportation and tour fees.

August 22 | 9:30am – 4pm
Members/Residents $40.00
Non-Members/Non-Residents $45.00
Ages 55+ | St. Louis, MO

Special Events

The Great Pumpkin Glow

October 22 | 6-7:30pm
$10.00 per pumpkin
Families | The REC

It’s the great pumpkin glow! Families are invited to the REC for a fun family night. Each family will receive a pumpkin as well as carving supplies to create their perfect Jack-O-Lantern. We will have hotdogs, beverages, and snacks for all families that participate. Must register by October 15. Halloween costumes are encouraged!

Track of Treats

October 24 | 5:00-7:00pm
FREE Event For Residents & REC Members Only
Families with children 10 and under
The REC

Families are welcome to attend the Track of Treats at the REC. Businesses will be lined around the track to hand out candy and other goodies for the children that attend. We encourage everyone to dress in costumes to participate in the fun family event!

Christmas Spectacular

December 14 | 10am-1pm | The REC
Free | Families

Gather all your good boys and girls and come see Santa Claus! We will be having the annual Christmas Spectacular on Saturday December 14. Come with your family to enjoy games, food, crafts, and of course a visit from Santa Claus and his favorite elves from the North Pole.

Letters to Santa

Mailbox will be open from December 1-20
All Ages | The REC

Send a letter to Santa Claus! The REC will have a place for you to drop off your letters to the North Pole. We will make sure they are received safely by Santa Claus himself!

Letters from Santa

Letters will be sent between December 1-20
$2.00 per letter | All Ages | The REC

Every child wants to receive a letter from Santa Claus! Fairview Heights Parks & Recreation works pretty closely with Santa and his magical elves. If you wish to receive a letter in the mail from the big guy, we would love to have him send one your way. Be careful when opening though, Santa is known to fill his envelopes with some Christmas magic! Contact parks@cofh for more information.

Parents Night Out at The REC

November 8 | 6-11 pm
$20 Members; $30 Non-Members
Ages 3-12 | The REC

Does your child need somewhere fun and safe to play? Do you need a nightout or just some peace and quiet? Look no further than Parent’s Night Out at The REC! While they play with their friends, you take a well deserved night off knowing your child is in good hands. There will be organized time for: Swimming, Gym, Playground, ClipnClimb(CNC only available for those weighing over 25 pounds)

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