October 2023 News

CUSR Center

October is full of fun at CUSR! Check out our Youth & Teen, Adult, Athletics, and Registration Deadlines by clicking through the tabs below.

Youth & Teen

Campers at the park with a staff member

CUSR After School Program

Ages 5-High School Graduate

Fill your afternoons with games, sports, arts and crafts, cooking, and hanging out with friends at the CUSR Center! We offer an amazing and safe atmosphere where participants will laugh, play, grow, and learn new skills. To reserve your spot, pay the $10 non-refundable deposit per child, per month. The remaining balance will be due on the deadline listed below by 5pm. Participants will be dropped if payment is not made by the deadline in order to offer the spot to a wait-listed participant.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: CUSR’s After School Program starts at 2:30. It is the parent or guardian’s responsibility to coordinate a drop off time with the bus responsible for transporting their child to ensure an appropriate drop off time.

CUSR After School >>

Jr. Chef’s Club

Ages 8-14

Are you a young chef ready to learn new skills? Hop in the kitchen to learn kitchen safety and great cooking skills with our Disney inspired dishes!

Jr. Chef's Club >>

HallowSCREAM Party

Ages 5-12

Join us boils and ghouls for a night of fun with spooky dancing, crafts, games and food!

Hallowscream Party >>


Participants in a theater performance

Halloween Party

Ages 14+

Welcome to Halloween town – it’s party time! We will dance & have a costume contest, so wear your best costume! Treats will be provided.

Halloween Party >>

People hanging out on a park bench

5 Corner Program – Haunted Scavenger Hunt

Ages 14+

CUSR presents five programs that consist of fun and cool interactive activities, as well as field trips. Join us for one or more!

5 Corner Program >>

Group of singers

Flash Free Program – Illini Game

Ages 14+

Free never felt so good! Enjoy some free and creative programs at CUSR.

Flash Free Program >>

Other Great Adult Activities in October!

Adult’s Day-In Program
Ages 19+

Let us fill your day with fun crafts, games, and activities, while also hanging out with friends and experiencing new things within our community. Why stay at home when you can be in a fun zone!

Adults' Day-In>>

The Screen Team
Ages 16+

Join the Screen Team as we enjoy a monthly movie with friends. Ticket is included in the price.

The Screen Team >>

Crafts & Snacks – Pumpkin Carving
Ages 16+

Embrace your talents by making tons of fun crafts and yummy treats.

Crafts & Snacks >>

Shop Until You Drop
Ages 16+

Whether it’s shopping for extra items to put in your closet, grocery shopping, or holiday shopping for someone special, hop on our CUSR bus and shop until you drop! We will meet at the CUSR Center to create a shopping list and then go shopping. Please bring money to purchase your items.

Shop Until You Drop >>

Chef’s Club
Ages 16+

Learn how to cook or brush up on your cooking skills! Put your aprons on and get your stomachs ready for some great food.

Shop Until You Drop >>

Karaoke & Dancing
Ages 16+

ATTENTION all singers and dancers. Show off your talent on the karaoke machine. Whether you choose today’s hits or the classics, it’s going to be a great time!

Karaoke & Dancing >>

City Tours
Ages 18+

Get ready for a fun adventure in C-U! We will check out local businesses for day filled with food and fun. Meals and activities are included in the fee.

City Tours >>

Special Olympics & Athletics

Participant playing Badminton

Special Olympic Dates to Know

Sectional Bowling
October 7
Landmark Lanes | Peoria, IL.

Fall Games
October 21-22
Rockford, IL.



Ages 13+

Bocce is a sport that is similar to bowling, but is played in the grass. So, if you want the fun of bowling and the refreshing feeling of being outside, Bocce is your game!

Bocce >>

Strikes & Spares

Ages 13+

Bring your friends to the bowling alley for some fun! Perfect your skills while socializing with your friends and meeting new ones. Participants will be assigned to lanes and can bowl up to two games.

Strikes & Spares >>

Mustang Basketball

Ages 13+

The Mustangs are ready to hit the court and get back into action. We will work on the fundamentals as well as work towards competitive team play. If enough female athletes register and want to do skills rather than compete on the co-ed team, we will try and make this an option. It is our intent to compete against other area teams. Doing so will be dependent upon Covid-19 restrictions and transportation availability.

Basketball >>

Events & More

Registration for the 11th Annual Cupcake 5K is open! Join us on Sunday, November 5th at Carle at the Fields trail for this sweet race. Register here!

CUSR Fall Guide coverThe CUSR Fall guide is out now and registration is open! Stop by CUSR and grab your copy today!


Special Olympics Fundraiser
An evening of sips and snacks, Region I’s annual Taste of Something Special brings together the community to support the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois. Guests who purchase a ticket will enjoy 8 wine tastings, 4 beer samplings, food and dessert tastings, plus a patron gift. Guests will also enjoy auction and raffles. A cash bar will be available for persons over 21.
$20 for Advanced Tickets; $25 at the Door

October Deadlines

Youth & Teen Deadlines:

Adult & Special Event Deadlines:

Athletics & Special Olympics:

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