La Grange Family Fest is a community free for all
You and your kids can have 4½ hours of fun at the Park District of La Grange’s free Community Family Fest from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, July 20, at Gordon Park, Ogden and Tilden.
“It’s a unique event because we have free children’s activities — pony rides, a petting zoo, inflatable jumpies, carnival games with prizes, a tattoo station and face painting, and the White Sox have a pitching and hitting game,” said Laura Gallagher, superintendent of recreation. “We also have musical entertainment.”
From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Lyons Township High School’s WLTL-FM (88.1) will provide a DJ. The band Who Knew will play at 7:45 p.m.
“They’re a cover band that does mainly ’60s to ’80s rock,” Gallagher said.
Children won’t be the only ones having fun. Gallagher reported, “We have an enlarged beer garden for the adults this year.”
There also will be food vendors and a variety of sponsor booths where there will be giveaways and activities.
For details, call (708) 352-1762 or visit pdlg.org.
A fire truck, a school bus and a military jeep are a few of the vehicles that may be waiting for kids to explore at Touch a Truck from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, July 19, at Borse Park, 208 Midway Drive, Willowbrook. This is the fifth year for this popular free event.
For details, call (630) 323-8215 or visit willowbrookil.org.
Shiver ye timbers!
The diving board will become a pirate plank from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, at the Hinsdale Community Pool, 500 W. Hinsdale Ave. Everyone is invited to talk like a pirate and walk the plank at this special pool event. There also will be a DJ playing pirate songs, sand castle building, a plank jumping contest and more.
For details, call (630) 789-7098 or visit villageofhinsdale.org.
Christmas in July
“Arthur Christmas” that is. The PG movie about Santa’s youngest son, who undertakes a high-tech operation on Christmas night, will be shown at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 18, at the Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. Tickets are $1. Arrive at 9 a.m. for activities.
For details, call (630) 968-0219 or visit www.classiccinemas.com.
So you see
Everything will become clearer when kids explore nature and science after attending Summer Fun & Games: Make Your Own Monocular from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, at the Elmhurst Historical Museum, 120 E. Park Ave. The monocular will have 3X magnification. The workshop, for ages 4 to 12 with a caregiver, is $2 for nonmembers, $1 for members.
For details, call (630) 833-1457 or visit elmhursthistory.org.