Family Friendly: Join in the Hoedown at Harrer Park
There will be a petting zoo and hayrides at the Hoedown at Harrer Park Sept. 23.
Updated: September 13, 2012 9:36AM
Ten gallon hats and plaid shirts are welcome at the Hoedown at Harrer Park, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23 at 6250 W. Dempster St., Morton Grove. But you don’t have to dress like a cowhand to enjoy the Western-themed activities.
“We’ll have hayrides going on and we’ll have a petting zoo,” said Kelly Smith, recreation and facility manager of the Morton Grove Park District. “Our Historical Museum will be open, doing some exhibits as well as some crafts. We’ll have inflatables and other games.”
Kids can learn a lot from touring the museum, located in the historic Haupt-Yehl House, which was constructed in 1888. The structure is a typical mid-1800s farmhouses occupied by German families that settled in Morton Grove.
Admission and all activities are free. Culver’s will sell ice cream.
For details, call (847) 965-1200 or visit www.mortongroveparks.com.
A young boy must discover the story of a creature who tends to be in a bad mood in order to win the love of his dream girl in, “The Lorax.” The animated film will be screened at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14 at the Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St.
For details, call (847) 423-3149 or visit www.skokie.lib.il.us. pirate lore
Princess Bea dreams of a life at sea in “Pirate Princess” by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, the Friday Storytime selection, 7 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Village Crossing Shopping Center Barnes and Noble, 5405 Touhy Ave., Skokie. After they hear the tale, kids will create a pirate ship picture.
For details, call (847) 329-8460 or visit www.barnesandnoble.com.
Sneak a peek
Puppet works will be presented in “Fools Tango,” Theatre Zarko’s first full-length children’s production, scheduled to open on Oct. 6 at Noyes Cultural Arts Center in Evanston. Get a preview of the show from puppeteers Michael Montenegro and Jude Mathews, 1 to 1:45 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16 at Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave.
For details, call (847) 448-8612 or visit www.epl.org.
Arrrrrrr you ready...
...for your kids to take on pirate names? They’ll have the chance all day Wednesday, Sept. 19 at Eisenhower Public Library, 4613 N. Oketo, Harwood Heights. But first, they’ll have to complete a treasure hunt and find the loot in Kids World. It’s the library’s way of celebrating International Talk Like a Pirate Day.
For details, call (708) 867-7828 or visit www.eisenhowerlibrary.org.