La Grange program gets kids moving and playing

Get off the couch and out of the snow at Family Fun Night on Feb. 21 at the Park District of La Grange’s Recreation Center.
Get off the couch and out of the snow at Family Fun Night on Feb. 21 at the Park District of La Grange’s Recreation Center.

Hugging the couch might seem like the most exercise you want to get in February, but you and your kids, ages 2-12, will be energized at Family Fun Night, 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21 at the Park District of La Grange’s Recreation Center, 536 East Ave.

“It’s for family members to get away from the cold outside and move indoors to have some warm fun. It’s a nice escape from all the snow we’ve been getting,” said marketing supervisor Teresa Skrzynski. “The gym will be divided into different sections. They’ll play dodgeball and basketball, do hockey shots and crafts. We’ll have a 3-in-1 fun jump set up and we’ll also have snacks available.”

Park district staff members will be at each area to make sure that things run smoothly.

The cost is $3 per child if you register by Feb. 20, $5 on event day; free to adults. Children must be accompanied by a grownup.

For details, call (708) 352-1762 or go to www.pdlg.org.

FEBRUARY FOCUS

Children will learn about an often neglected aspect of American history at a Black History Month Celebration, 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15 at the Oak Brook Barnes and Noble, 297 Oakbrook Center. They will hear “Henry’s Freedom Box,” by Ellen Levine and “We Shall Overcome: The Story of a Song” by Debbie Levy, and do a related activity.

For details, call (630) 684-0586 or go to www.barnesandnoble.com.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Well, not too much thought—mostly fun. That’s the reason for going to Family Film Night, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19 at Westchester Public Library, 10700 Canterbury St. to see “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.” The film runs 95 minutes.

For details, call (708) 562-3573 or go to www.westchesterpl.org.

ROOTING WITH STEVE

You’ll learn about the backgrounds of musical artists and hear their songs when singer/guitarist Steve Justman presents The Roots of Americana: Folk and Classic Country, 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23 at Oak Brook Public Library, 600 Oak Brook Road. The program will be fun for all ages. Registration is required.

For details, call (630) 368-7725 or go to www.oak-brook.org/library.

FUN AROUND THE BLOCK

Kids will learn the value of teamwork at Family Lego Night, 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20 at Clarendon Hills Public Library, 7 N. Prospect Ave. Participants at this drop-in event will be given a theme. Your creation will be displayed in the library.

For details, call (630) 323-8188 or go to clarendonhillslibrary.org.

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