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Family Friendly: Mothers, sons can enjoy ‘Hunger Games’-themed night

Mothers their sons can have date night Nov. 2.

Mothers and their sons can have a date night Nov. 2.

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Boys who are Wild About Mom! won’t want to miss Mother-Son Date Night.

The event is for boys in kindergarten through fifth grade and is hosted by South Barrington Park District from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 at the Community Center, 3 Tennis Club Lane.

“This year our theme is ‘The Hunger Games,’ ” Recreation Supervisor Wendy Rodrigo said. “They’re all Tributes. They’re going to make their own mini-bows and arrows, and we’re going to have some contests.”

Refreshments will follow the theme — they’ll serve breads and cupcakes.

A DJ will provide music for dancing, as well as lead games and activities.

Rodrigo explained that the event is called Wild About Mom! because it had a jungle theme the first year. They’ve kept the name so people can recognize that it’s the same event, but with a different theme each year.

The cost is $38 per couple until 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, $68 after that, $15 per additional child.

For details, call (847) 381-7515, ext. 25 or visit


Your children can trick or treat indoors at Fall Fest, 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26 at the Sullivan Community Center, 635 N. Aspen Dr., Vernon Hills. There will also be a magic show, face painting, carnival games and a costume contest. Refreshments will be sold. Tickets are $1 if purchased in advance, $5 on Oct. 26.

For details, call (847) 996-6800 or visit


There will be singing, dancing, juggling and more when young performers from Suburban Chicago’s Got Talent display their skills at a Family Variety Hour, 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights. Tickets are $7, $5 for ages 12 and under.

For details, call (847) 577-2121 or visit


The popular canine Clifford will pose with kids at a Halloween Storytime, 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Deer Park Town Center Barnes & Noble, 20600 N. Rand Road. Children are encouraged to wear costumes.

For details, call (847) 438-7444 or visit


Most dog owners consider their pups part of the family. Find out if others think there’s a family resemblance by competing in the family-themed costume category at the Halloween Canine Costume Contest, 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at Raupp Museum, 901 Dunham Lane, Buffalo Grove. Prizes will also be awarded for the most unique and creative Halloween costume in each of three dog size categories at this free event

For details, call (847) 850-2100 or visit

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