Franklin Park hosts community campout
“Up” will be featured during It’s Tent Time with a Movie June 15-16 in Sedgwick Park in La Grange.
Updated: June 7, 2012 9:18PM
The Park District of Franklin Park is celebrating the National Wildlife Federation’s Great American Backyard Campout in a big way. It is hosting the park district’s first annual Family Campout from 5 p.m. Saturday, June 23, to 8:30 a.m. Sunday, June 24, in North Park, 10040 W. Addison Ave.
Program Manager Phyllis Schmidt said the campout, “encourages families to trade screen time for some green time. The event is designed to help families enjoy the outdoors, connect with nature and connect with neighbors and friends. If you’ve never camped, what a better place than beautiful North Park where you have access to the Sunflower Nature Center and indoor bathrooms?”
The in-district cost is $5 per person, $10 for out of district. The event includes a barbecue dinner, outdoor activities for all ages, a campfire, storytelling, sing-alongs and breakfast on Sunday morning.
Participants must bring their own tents or rent them. Boy Scouts from Troop 158 will help with tent set-up.
For details, call (847) 451-8135 or visit fpparks.org.
Ready to read
Pre-reading skills will be nurtured during Maze-y Babies from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, at the Maze Branch of the Oak Park Public Library, 845 Gunderson Ave. Babies up to 15 months, with a caregiver, will be introduced to simple books, rhymes, songs and hands-on activities at this drop-in session.
For details, call (708) 386-4751 or visit oppl.org.
All keyed up
Live music will fill Wonder Works children’s museum during Piano Time with Paya from 11 to 11:30 a.m. the first and third Thursdays of each month through September at 6445 W. North Ave., Oak Park. Pianist Pavlina Parks will play classic children’s songs and accept requests during these interactive performances.
For details, call (708) 383-4815 or visitwonder-works.org.
Just for kicks
Your family can watch Po and his friends fight a peacock villain in “Kung Fu Panda 2” at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 13, at the Lake Theatre, 1022 Lake St., Oak Park, for $1 per person. The doors open at 9 a.m. so kids can meet costumed characters and participate in games.
For details, visit www.classiccinemas.com.
It takes two trips but you and your children can see a pair of great family movies for free at the Elmwood Park Library, 1 Conti Parkway. First up is “Spy Kids” from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 9. Then, from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, June 11, the library will be showing “The Incredibles.” A snack will be served at each screening in the Ferrentino Meeting Room.
For details, call (708) 453-7645 or visit www.elmwoodparklibrary.org.