Olympia Fields Park District offers activities for all ages and interests including:

Special Events
Summer Camp

Please click here to see our full brochure for the complete listing of this season’s programs.


Brushes and Bottles

Grab your friends for a fun night of painting and adult beverages! There is zero artistic experience required when you participate in this event. Our very own beloved watercolors instructor, Sandee Theisen, will walk you through how to create your artwork step by step while enjoying your favorite drink. She will instruct you how to create an acrylic canvas painting, or paint a wine bottle wind chime. A great night to relax with your friends or make new ones, and you will be able to take home your artwork masterpiece at the end of the event. All painting materials included. Bring your own drinks & snacks! Ice, cups, plates & napkins will be provided.

Adults 21 +
The Bradford Barn
6:00 – 9:30 pm

Fri, Nov 17
Acrylic Painting

Fri, Dec 8
Acrylic Painting

Pre-registration required; deadline to register is 3 days prior to each event.

The Polar Express Storytime Train

All aboard the Polar Express Story train hosted by the Olympia Fields Park District! We will take a Metra train from the Olympia Fields train station on 203rd Street to the “North Pole” (Chicago). During the ride to the “North Pole”, we will read the beloved story, The Polar Express. Also, Santa will visit with every good little girl and boy, and give a gift to them.

When we arrive at the “North Pole”, guests will have approximately 3 hours to explore Chicago. Staff can provide information of local attractions guests may visit if requested. We ask that all participants meet us at 5:05 pm* to board the train together. During the train ride home, we will pass out goody bags, sing carols, and play games. Don’t miss out on this great holiday event!

All Ages (children must be accompanied by an adult)
Metra Station parking lot on 203rd Street, just east of Kedzie Avenue
Sat, Dec 2
12:30 – 6:15 pm*
$15 per person

*Please note new times.

Please see our brochure for additional weekly programs, trips, and special events.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 708-481-7313.

• Registration for all Silver Social Club events no later than 2 days in advance, unless otherwise noted.

• All trips require registration, waiver, and payment in advance.

• A wait list will be started if needed.

• Please call Mallory to RSVP at 708-481-7313, ext. 222.

May 16

Movie Day
Noon – 2:00 pm
Popcorn provided.
Please register in advance.

Take Charge of Your Health

Take Charge of Your Health is a chronic disease self-management program for people with any chronic disease (asthma, arthritis, high blood pressure, etc.) and their caregivers. This is a proven series of six educational sessions taught by two trained class leaders from the University of Illinois Extension. Participants meet weekly for 2.5 hours to discuss:

– Coping with fatigue, frustration, and isolation related to ongoing health conditions
– Exercising to maintain and improve strength and flexibility
– Using medications
– Communicating with family, friends and health professionals
– Practicing good nutrition
– Evaluating new treatment options
– And more

Discover how to “Take Charge of Your Health” again!

Tues, April 4 – May 9
1:30 – 4:00 pm

Mah Jongg for Fun

Every Thursday, 1:00 – 3:45 pm
Drop-In Fee to Instructor

Mah Jongg is increasing in popularity and expanding to include all ages. This is a good strategic game for cognitive development, memory, hand-eye coordination and great for stroke survivors. An awesome game for all ages. You will meet new people, socialize and enjoy yourself while learning a new game.

Please see our brochure or Extended Trips tab for information about Collette Trips, Diamond Tours, Mayflower Tours, and MARS Bus Tours.

Chicago Day Trips

Please click here to download the PDF flyer with details on upcoming day trips to Chicago, including:

Motown the Musical
Christmas Lights Tour
Chicago Bulls vs. Boston Celtics
Beautiful – The Carol King Musical
Love Never Dies

The Sanfilippo Foundation’s “Place de la Musique”

The Sanfilippo “Place de la Musique” is known worldwide for its magnificent collections of beautifully restored antique music machines, phonographs, arcade and gambling machines, chandeliers, art glass, the world’s largest restored theatre pipe organ, the most spectacular European salon carousel in existence, steam engines and much more.

Following our three hour tour, we will have lunch at Chessie’s Restaurant in Barrington. Please tell us your meal choice at the time of registration. Choose from roast pork loin with mashed potato and veggies, parmesan served over linguine with marinara sauce, penne pasta with roasted vegetables, or crusted tilapia with rice pilaf.

Ages 21 and older
Wed, Nov 1
7:45 am – 4:00 pm
Registration Deadline: October 16

Chicago & the Rise of Barack Obama
(1985-2008) Bus Tour
by Forgotten Chicago

Forgotten Chicago and Pullman-area native Tom Shepherd are proud to present an exclusive tour of sites and people crucial to the rise of Barack Obama in Chicago in the years before his first election to the White House in 2008.

Join us for a unique and enlightening bus tour highlighting many Chicago sites that helped shape Obama and his historic rise to the presidency between 1985 and 2008. This exclusive tour is a rare opportunity to visit little-known sites related to Obama’s years in Chicago and to hear from those who worked with Obama during his early career.

Utilizing a 52-passenger motor coach, this tour will drive past some of the sites critical to Obama’s later Chicago career. Our tour includes a cafeteria lunch at Valois, one of the President’s favorite restaurants.

Thurs, Oct 26
10:15 am – 4:00 pm
$80 (Includes cafeteria lunch at Valois)
Registration Deadline: October 12

Check in by 10:00 am, bus leaves at 10:15 am sharp (Olympia Fields) and 10:30 am sharp (Park Forest).

The bus tour will be approximately 5.5 hours (including a couple blocks of walking in Hyde Park), returning at 4:00 pm.

Rain or shine.

Mayflower Tours

Chicago Cubs Arizona Spring Training
featuring three Cactus League Games
with Mayflower Tours

Please call 708-481-7313 for additional details.

Diamond Tours

Miami and Key West
November 10 – 20, 2017
$1,078 double occupancy
Code: 578998-07
Itinerary and Details

Washington, D.C.
March 11 – 17, 2018
Price TBA – call 708-481-7313 for more information
Code: 578998-36

San Antonio, Padre Island, and the Gulf of Mexico
April 13 – 22, 2018
$880 double occupancy
Code: 578998-17

*Diamond Tours trips are priced per person, based on double occupancy. Includes motor coach travel, hotels, breakfast and some meals. (Step-on guides and motor coach driver gratuities all inclusive.)

Visa/MasterCard/cash/check accepted for payment.

Collette Trips

Spain’s Costa del Sol & the Portugese Riviera
March 2018
Itinerary and Details

Shades of Ireland
May 2018
Itinerary and Details

Discover Southern Italy & Sicily
November 2018
Itinerary and Details

Australia and New Zealand from the Outback to the Glaciers
February 2019
Itinerary and Details

*Please register 6 months prior to departure to assure your space in the above trips otherwise it is by availability and/or selection of a different travel date.

**Collette Trips include airfare, hotel, hotel transfers, assigned 24 hour guide, breakfast and some meals. Group pick-up and drop-off to O’Hare airport included. (Trip guide and motor coach driver gratuities not included.)

American Express/Visa/MasterCard/Discover /check accepted for payment.

Other Collette departures and tours available. If interested, please contact Mallory at 708-481-7313.