There are plenty of father-daughter events. Mothers and their boys like to have fun together, too. That’s why Teresa Skrzynski, community programs and marketing supervisor of the Park District of La Grange, planned Mom & Son’s Night Out, 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 2 at the Recreation Center, 536 East Ave.
“We’re doing a little twist,” Skrzynski said, noting that the daddy-daughter dances tend to be dress-up occasions. “We’re doing the opposite. They get to come into the gym and play a bunch of different games — basketball, dodgeball.” There will also be dancing to music provided by a DJ.
A pizza dinner will be served and each mom/son couple will receive a souvenir photo.
“This is a good way for moms to get their special bonding time with their little boys,” Skrzynski said.
The cost is $45 for resident couples, $59 for nonresidents and $20 per additional child. Registration deadline is Friday, April 25.
For details, call (708) 352-1762 or go to www.pdlg.org.
IT’S A STEAL
A young girl living with her adoptive German family during the Nazi era shares books she has “borrowed” with a Jewish refugee who is being sheltered by her family in “The Book Thief.” The PG-13 film will be screened during Family Film Night, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23 at Westchester Public Library, 10700 Canterbury St.
For details, call (708) 562-3573 or go to www.westchesterpl.org.
Kids will learn about a colorful creature at the Orange Aardvark Storytime, 11 a.m. Thursday, April 24 at the Oak Brook Barnes and Noble, 297 Oakbrook Center. They will hear, It’s an Orange Aardvark! and participate in activities about ants, aardvarks and rainbows.
For details, call (630) 684-0586 or go to www.barnesandnoble.com.
ROCKIN’ GOOD TIME
Families with kids ages 8 and older will learn Rock & Mineral Identification, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 26 at Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, 220 Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst. Geologist Sara Johnson will lead the session that includes hands-on hardness testing and other skills. Registration is required.
For details, call (630) 833-1616 or go to lizzadromuseum.org.
CLEAN FOR SPRING
You and your kids can get rid of no longer needed items and help others by bringing old bicycles, shoes and soccer balls to Brookfield Zoo’s North Parking Lot, First Ave. between Ogden Ave. and 31st St., Brookfield, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, April 27 for recycling. Electronic goods are also welcome.
For details, call (708) 688-8000 or go to www.czs.org.