Little ladies can dance the night away
Dads and their daughters can dance together.
Dads, granddads, uncles and other special men in the lives of girls ages 3-12 are invited to escort their favorite little lady to the Little Ladies Winter Dance, 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 at the Howard Leisure Center Banquet Room, 6676 W. Howard St., Niles.
“For those two hours, we have a live deejay, there’s dinner and we do games to get everyone involved,” said Julie Jentel, director of marketing for the Niles Park District.
The menu wasn’t set at press time but it will be child-friendly food.
Kids have a chance to win small prizes and to pose with their dad for a souvenir photo.
Jentel noted that the girls who attend this annual event always dress-up for the occasion and that their dates wear suits. She said it’s a chance for the couples to have a fun evening together.
The cost is $30 for resident couples, $40 for nonresident couples and $10 per additional child.
For details, call (847) 967-6633 or go to www.niles-parks.org.
BLAST FROM THE (NEAR) PAST
Skate to retro hits at ’80s Night Skate, 8:30 to 9:50 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 at Oakton Ice Arena, 2800 W. Oakton St., Park Ridge. There will be treats for kids and a drawing for two tickets to a Chicago Wolves hockey game.
For details, call (847) 692-3359 or go to www.prparks.org.
ONE WAY TO HONOR MLK
An inspiring afternoon will celebrate the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., noon Saturday, Jan. 19 at Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster St., Evanston. Guest artists at this free event include Evanston Children’s Choir, Ajoite Drum & Percussion, Glass Family Drummers, Christ Temple Praise Dancers and blues guitarist David Dupont.
For details, call (847) 448-8254 or go to www.cityofevanston.org.
Three campfire desserts will tempt kids ages 3 and up, accompanied by an adult, at Sticky Mittens Smorgasbord, 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20 at Emily Oaks Nature Center, 4650 Brummel St., Skokie. You will walk from shelter to shelter for strawberry shortcake, s’mores and toasted taffy apples. Cost is $6 per person for residents, $8 for nonresidents. Registration is required.
For details, call (847) 674-1500, ext. 2500 or go to www.skokieparks.org/emily-oaks-nature-center.
MORE HISTORY IN STORE
Famous moments from the past will be recreated when Kidworks Theatre presents “African-American History Live,” 2 to 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21 at Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave. Historical figures featured will include Harriet Tubman, Abraham Lincoln, Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
For details, call (847) 965-4220 or go to www.mgpl.org.~.