Mothers and sons can team up
Updated: January 3, 2013 1:44PM
Boys, ages 4-10, will get a kick out of competing with their moms at Mother/Son Kickball Fun, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18 at the Maine Park Leisure Center, 2701 W. Sibley Ave., Park Ridge.
Kickball is similar to baseball, except that you kick the ball rather than using a bat. That makes it easier for young children to play — and for nonathletic grownups, too. Dress in comfortable clothes.
After a vigorous workout, moms and their boys will have a make-it-yourself treat at an ice cream sundae bar. Each boy who is registered will receive a special gift to commemorate the occasion.
The event will be held in both the activity room and the gymnasium. Registration is required. The cost is $20 per couple for residents, $35 for nonresidents; $10 and $20 for each additional participant.
For details, call (847) 692-5127 or visit www.prparks.org.
Three animal friends use an iceberg as a ship when their continent begins moving in “Ice Age: Continental Drift.” That’s the Kid Flick selection at Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave., 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4. The 88-minute animated film is PG-rated.
For details, call (847) 965-4220 or visit www.mgpl.org.
MAKING BEAUTIFUL MUSIC
Young musicians have their chance to shine by performing in the Young Steinway Concert Series at the Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St. Next up, 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, are violinist Genevieve Smelser and pianist Cindy Yang. Bringing your kids to this concert may inspire them to keep practicing!
For details, call (847) 673-7774 or visit www.skokielibrary.info.
Summer isn’t the fun time a young boy hoped it would be in “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days.” The 94-minute, PG-rated film is the Kid Flick selection, 3:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7 at Lincolnwood Public Library, 4000 W. Pratt Ave.
For details, call (847) 677-5277 or visit www.lincolnwoodlibrary.org.
PIRATE LORE — AND MORE
Actors from Lifeline Theatre will read selections from Geoffrey Hayes’ “The Mystery of the Pirate Ghost,” 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5 in the second floor Community Room at Rogers Park Library, 6907 N. Clark St. This free event is for kids of all ages and their parents. Afterwards, everyone is invited to participate in drama games.
For details, call (773) 761-4477 or visit www.lifelinetheatre.com.~.