September 6, 2016 – Collinsville, Illinois – fall and winter are upon those at the Collinsville Area Recreation District with events and programs to keep those of all ages active and entertained.
Gather at Willoughby Farm for Fall Farm Day on Saturday, October 1 from 10am-3pm. This annual event is open to the entire family. For just $2 per person, guests can enjoy hayrides and all things fall.
Halloween on the Farm is on Saturday, October 22 from 5pm-8pm. At just $10 or $8 with a Benefit ID Card, this spooktacular event is for ages 8-14 and requires early registration.
On Thursday, October 27 from 5:30pm-7:30pm, fall lovers of all ages can enjoy Bonfire & Hayrides. Guests are welcome to bring their own food to roast over the large bonfire in the fire pit and beverages to enjoy. With Halloween just days away, guests are encouraged to come in their best Halloween attire. While there is no cost to attend this event, the farm always appreciates donations.
Following the beautiful array of a colorful fall, Christmas programs will be abound in the District. On December 4 from 1pm-4pm Willoughby Farm will be host to Christmas at the Farm. This annual event is open to everyone for just $3 per person. Come bundled up for this festive outdoor event.
CARD’s annual Breakfast with Santa will be Saturday, December 10 from 9am-10:30am at Ravanelli’s in Collinsville. This event, open to all ages, sells out quickly, so register early.
For those parents needing a little extra time without their 3-6 year old, CARD is offering Winter Wonderland on Saturday, December 17 from 9am-2pm at the CARD Activity Center. This festive program will be filled with winter themed activities from crafts to movies and singalongs to keep your little one busy while you are away. Early registration is required with this event.
For those with some extra energy to burn, CARD offers drop in classes. For ages 16 and up, Open Volleyball is every Monday through December 12 from 6:30pm-8:30pm at Dorris Intermediate School for just $3 per person. Tuesdays at the Glidden Park Tennis Courts, Pickleball players of all levels can gather from 6pm-8pm through September 27 for just $2 per person. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the CARD Activity Center from 6pm-7pm the soothing effects of Hatha Yoga are offered to participants of all levels for $3 per session. Registration is not required for Drop-In classes.
For the 1 to 4 year old in your life, Totally Tots Playtime meets Mondays and Thursdays from 9:30am-11am for just $2 per child. This playtime provides a great opportunity for tots to work on social interaction and motor skill development. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes so you can keep up.
Regular six week programs such as dance, tumbling and karate are available throughout the week as well and can be registered for at www.CollinsvilleRec.com.
CARD’s newest class is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Not sure if you have what it takes? Demo Days will be held on October 8 at 10am and October 24 at 7pm. Just call 618-346-7529 or email you name, age and number to email@example.com. This addition is for all levels age 13 and up. Classes will meet Monday, Wednesday and Saturday for just $65 per month.
For those looking to have a celebration or gathering of their own, CARD offers plenty of opportunities. From rentals at Willoughby Farm to room rentals at the CARD Activity Center, there are plenty of choices for that family celebration or business gathering. For those looking for a bit more activity, ball fields are available for rent at the Jaycee Sports Complex and Woodland Park.
The newest rental opportunity is located at CARD’s Pleasant Ridge Park Archery Range. The six lane range is available to rent year round, weather permitting, for $60 per hour or $50 per hour with a Benefit ID card. Rental includes recurve bows and arrows as well as an instructor.
Arlington Greens Golf Course is currently offering Twilight Rates starting at 1pm for just $25 on weekdays and $27 on weekends. Super Twilight Rates start at 2:30pm for $20 seven days a week.
Be sure to follow CARD on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and at www.CollinsvilleRec.com to stay on top of upcoming events, programs and ways to save. All registration can be done online, over the phone at 618-346-7529 or in person at 10 Gateway Drive, Collinsville, IL 62234.