Family Friendly: Kids can climb aboard village trucks
Children can learn about various village vehicles at the Touch-a-Truck event Sept. 8 in Lincolnwood.
Kids can let their imaginations run wild as they climb aboard a variety of trucks.
A fire truck, dump truck, squad car and moving truck, plus a dozen other vehicles will be at at Touch-a-Truck, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 in the Lincolnwood Town Center parking lot at Touhy Avenue and McCormick Boulevard.
“This is a great family event because the kids and parents get to explore the big rigs and talk to the people that drive them — and it’s all free,” said Genelle Iocca, community outreach coordinator for the Village of Lincolnwood’s Parks and Recreation Department. One purpose of the event is to explain to kids and adults how the various vehicles are used to keep the Village of Lincolnwood running smoothly. But mostly Touch-a-Truck is about having fun. Freebies will include garlic bread bites, pizza, vitamin water and popcorn. There will also be free face painting, hats, goody bags and music from 101.9 The Mix.
For details, call (847) 673-1540 or visit www.lincolnwoodil.org.
Another busy town
Families will have a chance to learn from some of Niles’ community helpers about how they serve the village during Richard Scarry’s Busytown Community Helpers. The event is inspired by the Busytown book series and will be 2 to 2:45 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9 at the Niles Public Library, 6960 W. Oakton St. Pick up tickets at 1:30 p.m. that day.
For details, call (847) 663-1234 or visit www.nileslibrary.org.
It helps to have fun
They know how to party at Misericordia. There will be entertainment, food, auctions, games and more at the Misericordia Family Fest, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9 at 6300 N. Ridge Ave., Chicago. Admission is $8, $5 for children and seniors, with proceeds benefitting the residential facility for children and adults with developmental and physical disabilities.
For details, call (773) 273-2766 or visit www.misericordia.org.
Grandparents won’t want to miss a chance to enjoy Magical Moments with their grandchild, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9 at the Park Ridge Park District’s Senior Center, 100 S. Western Ave. You’ll enjoy a magic show, craft project and a snack. Cost is $10.
For details, call 847-692-5127 or visit www.prparks.org.
Librarians are handy
...and they will use those hands during Let’s See a Puppet Show, 10:30 to 11 a.m. and 1:30 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 at Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St. The shows, for ages 2-6, are “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” and “The Three Little Pigs.”
For details, call (847) 324-3149 or visit www.skokielibrary.info.