Moms are good sports. “We did a mother-son kickball last year that was fantastic,” said Mary Bart, recreation supervisor for the Park Ridge Park District. “The moms really loved it so they asked us to do it again. We kind of changed it up and we’re going to do all different kinds of fun and crazy sports games. We’re going to do a make-your-own-sundae ice cream bar. And then we’re going to give out awards at the end—couples awards and boys-versus-moms awards.”
The Mother Son Sports Spectacular, for boys ages 4-12 and their moms, is 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, March 7 at Maine Park Leisure Center, 2701 W. Sibley St.
“It’s very sports-oriented so we ask that they come dressed in their favorite sports memorabilia so they’re ready to battle each other,” Bart said. Activities will include a dodgeball tournament, kickball tournament and relay races.
The cost is $26 per couple for residents, $33 for nonresidents. Reservations are required.
For details, call (847) 692-5127 or go to www.prparks.org.
WHAT’S UP, DOC?
Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Extravaganza, that’s what. All ages are invited to visit the Youth Services Department of the Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave., 2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 2 to celebrate the children’s author with games, stories, a photo booth and more.
For details, call (847) 965-4220 or go to www.mgpl.org.
Kids up to age 2 will pick out an object that helps foretell their future—according to Korean tradition—at Babytime-Doljanchi: Korean 1st Birthday Celebration. The traditional Korean event will follow the regular storytime, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday, March 3 at Niles Public Library, 6960 Oakton St.
For details, call (847) 663-1234 or go to www.nileslibrary.org.
Books about two favorite characters will be read at Family Storytime: Max and Ruby, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 6 at Lincolnwood Public Library, 4000 W. Pratt Ave. All ages are welcome but the program is especially appropriate for ages 3-8. There will be related activities.
For details, call (847) 677-5277 or go to www.lincolnwoodlibrary.org.
GROW A MINI-GARDEN
You’ll visit three greenhouses and learn what a plant needs to thrive at Tropical Terrarium, for ages 4-10 with an adult, 9:30-11 a.m. or 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 16 at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe. You’ll make a tropical terrarium. Cost is $22 per child for nonmembers, $20 percent less for Garden Plus members. Reservations are required.
For details, call (847) 835-6801 or go to www.chicagobotanic.org/familyprograms.