Family Friendly: Ridgeland Common calls an intermission, end of 2013 season
Ridgeland Commons will one more open skate before closing for the season and undergoing renovations.
Updated: February 14, 2013 11:42AM
Say farewell for a while to Ridgeland Common, 415 W. Lake St., Oak Park, at an Intermission Celebration, 4 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. A variety of activities are planned for this last open skate before the building is closed for a year-long renovation project.
“We’re going to start with an alumni game at 4 o’clock with the Oak Park-River Forest Alumni Hockey Players against the Fenwick Alumni Hockey Players. Then we’ll have a public skate,” said Michael Lushniak, program and operations assistant manager for the Park District of Oak Park. “Throughout the day, we’ll have prize drawings as well as different visitors coming by.”
Special guests will include Frank Pellico, the organist for the Chicago Blackhawks, as well as the team mascot, Tommy Hawk, and some former team members. There will also be a skating demonstration, games and the chance to pose for pictures on the Zamboni.
The cost is $6.
For details, call (708) 848-9661 or go to www.pdop.org.
You and your children will learn about local hawks, falcons, eagles and owls when the Hal Tyrell Trailside Museum presents a program about raptors, 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18 at River Forest Public Library, 735 Lathrop Ave. You will be able to touch bird artifacts. Arrive early because space is limited.
For details, call (708) 366-5205 or go to www.riverforestlibrary.org.
Spend part of President’s Day at Franklin Park Public Library, 10311 Grand Ave., watching your kids play Valentine’s Jingo, 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18. It may be a little late to celebrate Valentine’s Day but children as young as 3 will enjoy this version of Bingo which uses pictures rather than numbers. Registration is required.
For details, call (847) 455-6016 or go to www.franklinparklibrary.org.
A boy who has always seen ghosts must use his special powers to save his town from an ancient curse in “Paranorman.” The 93-minute PG film will be shown at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 at Elmwood Park Public Library, 1 Conti Pkwy.
For details, call (708) 453-7645 or go to www.elmwoodparklibrary.org.
Chances are your child won’t be as upset about visiting the doctor after bringing a favorite toy to the Stuffed Animal Hospital, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 at the Dole Branch of the Oak Park Public Library, 255 Augusta St. Kids ages 2-8 will learn how to administer a check-up of their pal at this drop-in event.
For details, call (708) 386-9032 or go to www.oppl.org.