Park district program is a ‘hit’
The Park District of La Grange is hosting a hitting night for fathers and sons.
Updated: February 14, 2013 11:42AM
Dads can score big with their son by taking him to the White Sox Father/Son Hitting Night, 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 at the Park District of La Grange’s Recreation Center, 536 East Ave. Instructors from the Sox Academy “will run the children through different drills and techniques,” Recreation Supervisor Kevin Miller said. “A lot of it is pretty basic. Some of it — depending on the age — is a little more advanced.”
The kids aren’t the only ones learning, though. The fathers also benefit from the session.
“They give direction to the dads on how to do it at home — how to interact without being too over-the-top,” Miller said.
This is the third year that the park district has hosted this event. The Hitting Night is very popular but there is room for more father/son groups.
The cost is $49 per couple for residents, $64 for nonresidents and $54 for people in the Neighborhood Network.
For details, call (708) 352-1762 or go to www.pdlg.org.
WHAT’S UP, DOC?
The doctor in this case is a 6-year-old girl who has the ability to talk to and heal toys. Preschoolers will be particularly fond of the animated movie, “Doc McStuffins: Friendship is the Best Medicine.” The 110-minute film will be screened at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 during Family Film Night at the Westchester Public Library, 10700 Canterbury St.
For details, call (708) 562-3573 or go to www.westchesterpl.org.
MARK THE MONTH
Your children will learn about Black History Month during a storytime, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 at the Oak Brook Barnes and Noble, 297 Oakbrook Center. They will hear, “Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain” by Verna Aardema and “Squeak, Rumble, Whomp! Whomp! Whomp!” by Wynton Marsalis. There will be a themed activity.
For details, call (630) 684-0586 or go to www.barnesandnoble.com.
School age children and their parents will Get Excited About Science when Steve Belliveau visits Helen Plum Memorial Library, 110 W. Maple St., Lombard, Friday, Feb. 22. There will be fast-paced performances at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Pick up free tickets in advance.
For details, call (630) 627-0316 or go to www.helenplum.org.
GO ON SNOW
For a wonderful workout, strap on cross-country skis or snowshoes and travel part or all of the 3.5 miles of groomed ski trails at the Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Rte. 53, Lisle. You can rent skis and snowshoes for yourself and your children.
For details, call (630) 968-0074 or go to www.mortonarb.org.