Family Friendly: Finish summer with kids’ plays and family movies

Bring your pup to the pictures! Dogs can play, then settle in to watch
Bring your pup to the pictures! Dogs can play, then settle in to watch "All Dogs Go to Heaven" at Maple Park Dog Park in Oak Park on Sept. 7.

The great news is that EP’s Got Talent! That’s the name of the Library Talent Show, 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30 at Elmwood Park Public Library, 1 Conti Pkwy.

Your family can watch performances by young people, ages 5-18. Or maybe your kids would like to participate by preparing a one-to-four-minute act. The only requirement is that they have to attend a dress rehearsal on Friday, Aug. 29.

“We see the schools do talent shows and with the popularity of these kinds of shows on TV, we wanted to showcase the talent that is right here in Elmwood Park,” said Kim Viita, head of Youth and Teen Services. It’s not a competition, though.

“There will not be one winner chosen,” Viita emphasized. “We believe that all our performers are winners by virtue of sharing their talents with us. And while there won’t be a prize given, we hope that everyone will enjoy getting to show their talent.”

For details, call (708) 453-7645 or go to www.elmwoodparklibrary.org.

RUFF STUFF

Dogs are invited to join their families for Movie in the Park, 7-10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7 at Maple Park, 1105 S. Maple Ave., Oak Park. Pooches can play at the Maple Park Dog Park and then stay for a screening of the G-rated film, “All Dogs Go to Heaven.” Dog Park Passes are available at Ridgeland Common Recreation Center, 415 Lake St.

For details, call (708) 725-2000 or go to www.pdop.org.

SMALL STEPS

Kids ages 24-35 months will use creative props as they become Tiny Dancers, 6:15-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 9-Dec. 9, at the Franklin Park Community Center, 9560 Franklin Ave. Parents must participate in these lessons. Cost is $110 for residents, $120 for nonresidents.

For details, call (847) 455-2852 or go to www.fpparks.org.

WHAT A DOLL!

Barbie fans of all ages are invited to a meeting of the Barbie Club, 3-5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29 at the Dole Branch of the Oak Park Public Library, 255 Augusta St. The library will provide fashions, accessories, horses, cars and a choice of dolls for inspiring imagination.

For details, call (708) 386-9032 or go to oppl.org.

WEEKLY FUN

Parents and preschoolers will hear stories, sing songs and do movement activities at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays at Magic Tree Bookstore, 141 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park. The storytimes are led by Debbie Buckley, a retired librarian who is on the Magic Tree staff.

For details, call (708) 848-0770 or go to www.magictreebooks.com.

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