Parents’ Night Out at the DISC

Take some time out for last-minute Christmas shopping while your kids have a blast at the DISC! They’ll play games, climb the rock wall, slide and jump on the inflatables, zip around on scooters, and eat pizza! Date is December 15 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. for kids aged 4 – 12. Fee is just $20 ($15 with resident discount) and $10 for each additional child. Call 429-3472 to register today!

Chorale Presents “Unforgettable”

The Greater Decatur Chorale welcomes you to its annual winter performance! “Unforgettable features many classical and unforgettable hits, WAND emcees, and special guest Heart & Soul during the Sunday matinee. Purchase tickets today for the January 11 & 12 performances at 7:30 p.m. or the January 13 performance at 2 p.m. Fee is $10 in advance or $12 at the door for reserved seating at the comfortable RCC Shilling auditorium. Free parking and accessible seating available. Call 422-5911 to reserve your seat today!

Autumn Greens & Winter Golf

Autumn Greens has returned! Play 18 holes with cart at Red Tail Run or Hickory Point for just $30! Book your tee time at or call 422-2211 (RTR) or 421-7444 (HP). The 2018 winter course is Red Tail Run. Golf with us year-round, weather permitting! Winter tee times are reserved by phone only at 422-2211. Winter season begins December 2.

Birthday Parties at the DISC!

Looking for a unique spot for your next party? The DISC has a variety of rental packages, including Sports/Bounce House Party and Bubble Ball & Nerf Wars. Both packages include all necessary equipment and staff to facilitate. Sports/Bounce House includes the rock wall, batting cage, and the gym for basketball, volleyball, soccer or bubble sports! Minimum age is 4 for the Bounce House and 5 for the rock wall. Bubble Ball/Nerf Wars is for individuals aged 8+. A great company team-building option! Call Melissa at 429-3472 for more info!

Cape Air Fall Flights Scheduled to Boost Enplanements

See the fall sights and help Decatur Airport reach 10,000 enplanements! EAS communities that achieve the 10,000 mark receive $1M from the federal government for airport improvements. Starting Saturday, October 27 and continuing each weekend through the end of the year, Cape Air will offer $10 flights over Decatur and surrounding areas. The “Fall Flights” accommodate 7 passengers and are first come, first served, cash only. TSA screening is not required for these charter flights. Simply check in at the Cape Air counter at Decatur Airport (910 Airport Rd.). For more information, contact Decatur Airport Director Tim Wright at 217/428-2423. Schedule appears below.


Fall Flights

Saturdays & Sundays through December 30

Decatur Airport
$10 per person (all ages)

Flight Times:  10 – 10: 15 a.m.; 10:35 – 10:50 a.m.; 11:10 – 11:25 a.m.; 12:25 – 12:40 p.m.; 1 – 1:15 p.m.; 1:35 – 1:50 p.m.

Toby Tucker Named General Manager of Amphitheatre in Nelson Park

A warm welcome to Decatur native Toby Tucker, who has been named general manager of the Park District’s Nelson Park amphitheatre. Tucker has over a decade of experience as a brand manager/radio host for Neuhoff Media’s WDZQ-FM, “Decatur’s Country Home 95Q,” and as a festival talent booking coordinator. In 2016, he was a National Association of Broadcasters Marconi Award Finalist for small market personality of the year. He has served on the Macon County Fair Board and has secured acts such as Brothers Osborne, Dustin Lynch, Thomas Rhett, and others for various local shows and events.
Tucker will oversee all aspects of the Nelson Park amphitheatre, including operations, talent management, sales, and marketing.

Scareport: Run the Runway on Oct. 20!

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind, fun race on Decatur Airport’s lighted runway! Sign-ups are accepted until take-off at 6:30 p.m. for the 1-mile tots’ race and 7 p.m. for the 5K and 10K. La Gondola spaghetti meal afterwards (2 drinks pp included). Dress up, lace up, and race with us this Saturday!

October 20
Decatur Airport/Gaitros Aviation FBO Hangar
6:30 Tots
7:00 5K & 10K

Thanks to Lambert St. Louis International Airport, our presenting sponsor!

Parents’ Night Out

Calling all stressed out, overworked adults! Take a night off while your kids have a blast at the DISC! Once a month through February 2019, youth aged 4 – 12 will play games, climb the rock wall, slide and jump on the inflatables, zip around on scooters, eat pizza, and more! Cost is just $20 ($15 with resident discount) and $10 per additional child. Call the DISC at 429-3472 to register!

5:30 – 8:30 p.m. on the following dates at the DISC (1295 W. Wood)
October 20
November 10
December 15
January 12
February 9


School’s Out Day Camp at the DISC!

If your kids want to enjoy fun activities and take field trips when school is out, sign them up for the School’s Out Day Camp at the DISC! Kids aged 5 – 14 will be well-supervised during the camp day with an 8:1 student to staff ratio. Hours are 6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. and fee is $40 per day ($35 with resident discount). Register at the DISC, 429-3472, or

October 8 – Overlook Adventure Park
October 26 – Bowling
October 29 – Halloween Party
November 21 – Children’s Museum
November 23 – Movie Theater

Time:  6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Ages:   5 – 14

Fee:     $40 ($35 with resident discount) per day; 15% discount for each additional sibling

Location: DISC, 1295 W. Wood


Foundation’s Walk on the Wild Side – August 18!

Don’t miss the Decatur Parks Foundation’s amazing, adults-only event, Walk on the Wild Side (formerly Zoo-rific Evening)! Event is August 18 at 5 p.m. at Scovill Zoo. Your $75 ticket includes unveiling of the new Sculpture Park sculptures, animal encounters, delicious food from your favorite local restaurants, beer and wine, live and silent auctions, and an after party with DJ Mondo! Purchase tickets at or 422-5911. All proceeds benefit Scovill Zoo!