Family Friendly: Moms, sons can keep it hip with some dance moves
The Park District of Highland Park is hosting a hip-hop dance for moms and their sons.
Updated: February 7, 2013 11:34AM
Put on gym shoes and grab your son. It’s time to have some hip-hop fun!
The West Ridge Center, 636 Ridge Road, Highland Park, will be festively decorated for a Mother/Son Hip-Hop Dance, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. It’s a great way for moms to spend time with their 5-to-12-year-old boy.
A-Z Entertainment will provide music for dancing and lead activities. There will also be an ice cream bar and a caricature artist.
Megan Lebak, recreation supervisor for the Park District of Highland Park, said there will be props participants can use when they pose for a souvenir photograph. These include boas, hats, funny sunglasses “and sparkly shirts the boys can put on to add a little spice to the picture,” she said.
Dress casually for the event. “We just ask that everybody wears gym shoes so nobody gets hurt,” Lebak explained.
The cost is $29 per couple for residents, $37 for nonresidents, $14 per additional son.
For details, call (847) 831-3810 or go to www.pdhp.org.
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It’s their year according to the Chinese Zodiac. Celebrate the Chinese New Year by watching a lion dance, trying Chinese calligraphy, making lucky envelopes and learning your Zodiac sign, 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave.
For details, call (847) 256-5025 or go to www.wilmette.lib.il.us.
Children of all abilities are welcome at a Sensory Storytime, 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 at Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave. Two play specialists will lead stories, music, rhymes and play. Siblings are welcome.
For details, call (847) 835-5056 or go to www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.
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For details, call (847) 674-1500, ext. 2500 or go to www.skokieparks.org/emily-oaks-nature-center.
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For details, call (224) 543-1486 or go to www.vapld.info.