$5 A Day Field Trips
Donner Aquatic Center & Dessert Day
Bring your suit, towel & sunscreen. Fee collected day of each trip. Trip cancelled if raining.
|Monday, July 30||1:00 - 4:30 p.m.||6 - 12||Donner Aquatic Center||$5|
One hour stops at the following: Hamilton Community Center & Ice Arena, Columbus Gymnastics Center, Greenbelt Golf Course & Lincoln Park batting cages Bring sack lunch, snack & drink provided. Trip cancelled if raining.
|Tuesday, July 31||11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.||6 - 12||Hamilton Community Center & Ice Arena, Columbus Gymnastics Center, Greenbelt Golf Course & Lincoln Park Batting Cages||$5|
Youth Fishing Derby
Must be accompanied by an adult. Prizes awarded to all winners.
|Sunday, June 3||5:30 - 7:30 p.m.||3 - 15||Mill Race Round Lake||$5|
Let’s Go To…
Supervised field trips. Bus leaves from and returns to Donner Center at times listed below. Minimum numbers MUST be met by registration deadline date for trips to be held. Bring a sack lunch for each trip. Snack and drink will be provided. Trips will be held rain or shine. June trip: Registration deadline Friday, June 1 (minimum of 25 for trip to be held) August trip: Registration deadline Friday, July 20 (minimum of 30 for trip to be held)
|Wednesday, June 6||9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.||6 - 12||Greenwood Community Center||$25||Online|
|Wednesday, August 1||9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.||6 - 12||Wonderlab in Bloomington||$25||Online|
Free Fun Days
|Friday, June 22||1:30 - 3:00 p.m.||Donner Center||Free|
|Friday, July 6||1:30 - 3:00 p.m.||Donner Center||Free|
|Friday, July 20||1:30 - 3:00 p.m.||Donner Center||Free|
We’ll explore the characteristics of a good babysitter & cover topics such as infants, toddlers, basic first aid & what to do in an emergency. Participants will receive a variety of related materials.
|Monday-Tuesday||June 25 - 26||2:00 - 4:00 p.m.||11 & Over||Donner Center||$35||Online|
Tots, Trails and Tales
We know that exploring the outdoors with your child is one of the best ways to help them form a lifelong bond with nature, so come along for an adventure of reading and the outdoors! Join us for story time, a tot-sized walk, and a craft, all of which will open your eyes to the wonderful world of nature and sharpen your skills to be their future guide and teacher. This particular 3 day class series will focus on ornithology (the study of birds). Every class will include a snack. Every child will receive a book at the end of the 3 day session. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
|Wednesday-Friday, August 1-3||9:00 - 10:30 a.m.||2 - 5||Donner Center||$25||Online|
Halloween Costume Contest
1st-3rd place prizes will be awarded in the following categories: scariest, prettiest, funniest, most adorable, most original & best animated. Numbers for judging will be available at 1:30pm. All participants will receive a ribbon & treat bag. Crafts will be available from 2-3:30pm.
|Sunday, October 28||2:00 p.m.|
6 - 12
Go on a scavenger hunt and find the ingredients needed to make delicious brownies, easy oatmeal cookies and a fun kids’ trail mix! Registration deadline is Thursday, November 8. Class sizes are limited.
|Tuesday, November 13||4:30 - 5:45p.m.||5 - 8||Donner Center||$16||Online|
Join us as we make a variety of out of this world Halloween goodies! Registration deadline Friday, October 5. Class sizes are limited.
|Wednesday, October 10||1:00 - 2:15 p.m.||5 - 8||Donner Center||$16||Online|
Christmas Cookies & Canvas
Join local artist Paul Neufelder and explore your creative side in a couple of ways! Paul will guide you step by step as your canvas comes to life with color! Then we will use anouther type of canvas- cookies and “paint” to ice and design your own cookies!
|Wednesday, November 28||4:30 - 6:30 p.m.||8 - 12||Donner Center||$35||Online|
|Wednesday, December 5||4:30 - 6:30 p.m.||8 - 12||Donner Center||$35||Online|
Mom & Me for Tea
Mothers & daughters come join us at Donner Center for the 21st annual Mom & Me for Tea. This holiday party will include tea, punch, sandwiches, sweets, crafts, games & surprises! All children should wear their holiday best for the fashion show! Moms please bring a written description of your daughter’s outfit for our master of ceremonies to read. Registration deadline November 28.
|Sunday, December 2||1:00 p.m.||3 - 8||Donner Center||$24/pair |
$12/ add person
Hands on Christmas crafts, games, prizes & snacks! All children must be accompanied by an adult.
|Friday, December 7||6:30 - 8:00 p.m.||Donner Center||$1|
Mix, stir and create whacky science experiments. Hands on science fun for the whole family! All children must be accompanied by an adult.
|Friday, February 15, 2019||6:30 - 8:00 p.m.||Donner Center||$1|
Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Areas for ages 1-2, 3-4, 5-6 & 7-8. If raining, candy & eggs will be distributed in Donner Center. Co-sponsored with radio1010/WCSI. Please bring a bag or basket for your eggs.
|Saturday, April 20, 2019||10:00 a.m.||1-8||Donner Park||Free|
Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt
Lots of eggs & lots of prizes await you at this unique activity for teens only! Co-sponsored with Foundation for Youth & Teen Council.
|Saturday, April 20, 2019||At Dark||7 & Up||Mill Race Park||Free|
Spring Tea for Two!
Mothers and daughters please join us for our Spring Tea for Two! Wear your spring finery & enjoy an afternoon in our spring garden! We will decorate our own teapot planters, discover butterflies, and go on a spring garden treasure hunt!
|Sunday, April 7, 2019||2:00 - 4:00 p.m.||3 - 8||Donner Center||$24/pair |
$12/ add person
Kids/Teens Only Garage Sale
Clean out your closets, get rid of some stuff & make some money! All items for this sale must be kids/teen oriented. We provide the building, tables, chairs & advertising. You provide the stuff to sell! Admission to the sale is FREE to the public. Registration deadline April 11.
|Saturday, April 13, 2019||9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.||8 - 17||Donner Center||$6/table |
$3/ add table
American Girl Doll Day
Over, Under & Around the Sea!
Bring your doll & join us for the 9th annual American Girl Doll Day-“Over, Under & Around the Sea!” We will make matching sailor hats for you and your doll, a ocean in a bottle, create your own under the sea scrapbook page about you and your doll, make an edible ocean & more! Inclement weather date Feb 10. Registration deadline Feb 1.
|Sunday, February 3, 2019||1:00 - 4:00 p.m.||5 - 10||Donner Center||$22||Online|
Trick or Treat Tales
Join us for an evening of not so scary Halloween tales & songs. We’ll then make a craft or two & play games. Snacks will be served. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
|Friday, October 12||6:30 - 8:00 p.m.||Donner Center||$1|
Theater games, skits, acting out scenes, improv & more! Join Dana Calfee for a fun and entertaining afternoon!
|Tuesday, October 9||1:00 - 4:00 p.m.||8 - 12||Donner Center||$15||Online|