Pedals power fun in Lincolnwood parks
Your family can tour Lincolnwood’s beautiful parks and have fun at every stop during Pedal the Parks from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 19. The event begins at Proesel Park, Lincoln, Kostner and Morse avenues, and includes eight other parks that can be reached via a nine-mile route.
“We’re hoping that people will come out and enjoy the Lincolnwood parks,” said Genelle Iocca, community outreach coordinator.
At each stop, a sponsoring business will offer a challenge or activity, such as a minute-to-win it contest or tree climbing.
“You don’t have to do the entire route,” Iocca said. “You can pick the parks you want to go to.”
Residents pay $20 per family; nonresidents $25. Registration begins on-site at 9 a.m. on event day but preregistration is encouraged.
Participants receive a packet that contains a coupon for a free lunch from Corner Bakery Cafe (while supplies last), a water bottle and a route map.
For details, call (847) 677-9740 or visit www.lincolnwoodil.org.
Fly by night
Songbirds, bats and moths are flitting around Skokie in spring. You and your children will learn which of those creatures are on the move after dark during Nighttime Fliers Campfire from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Emily Oaks Nature Center, 4650 Brummel St., Skokie. Fee is $4 per person, which includes a snack. Preregistration is encouraged.
For details, call (847) 674-1500, ext. 2500, or visit skokieparks.org/emily-oaks-nature-center.
Here’s the scoop
A young reporter and his sidekick dog embark on an adventure as the journalist pursues a story about a notorious criminal in “The Adventures of Tintin.” See the 2011 PG-rated film from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, May 18, in the Baxter Room at the Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave.
For details, call (847) 965-4220 or visit www.webrary.org.
Bond over books
Moms and daughters ages 12 to 14 will discuss a pre-selected book, do a craft project or activity and have a snack at the monthly Mother-Daughter Book Group at the Village Crossing Shopping Center Barnes and Noble, 5405 Touhy Ave., Skokie. The next meeting is at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 24.
For details, call (847) 329-7131 or visit barnesandnoble.com.
You and your children will pose like a white crane and other creatures during Super Saturday: Wee T’ai Chi at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at the Mount Prospect Public Library, 10 S. Emerson St. Registration is required.
For details, call (847) 253-5675 or visit www.mppl.org.