Last month I brought you a guide to Father/Daughter Dances in the western suburbs. Some park districts offer similar events for boys and their moms (or grandmas or aunts) -- although certainly not as many. That's not right! Well, here are the ones we could find this winter, along with a bit of info about the event in Batavia, usually held in the fall. Know of some we've missed? Please note it in the comments section!
SOUTH ELGIN: The village of South Elgin hosts a "Mom/Son Pajama Party" on Friday, March 7, at Corron Elementary School. You are invited to put on your comfy PJs and come enjoy pizza, popcorn, games and dancing. A photographer will be on site, and pictures will be available for $10. The cost for the event is $30 per couple for residents, or $35 per couple for non-residents. Each additional child is $5. For more info, call 847-622-0003 or click here and go to page 18 in the winter brochure.
GENEVA: The Geneva Park District is sponsoring a "Mom & Son Night" on Saturday, March 15, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Geneva High School. You'll be able to dance, enjoy snacks and activities in between songs as well as check out the entertainment by Side Swipe Extreme Martial Arts. The cost is $10 per person for residents, or $15 per person for non-residents. For more info, click here, call 630-232-4542 or download the recreation guide at genevaparks.org.
OSWEGO: The Oswegoland Park District offers a "Mother Son BIG Pig Tourney" on Saturday, March 15, from 6.m. to 9 p.m. The event features a double elimination tourney centered around the classic game of basketball shots. (You'll get two guaranteed games.) But if you get knocked out of P-I-G early, you can participate in the trampoline dunk competition. The event will be held at Fox Chase Elementary and is designed for boys ages 6 and up. The fee is $15 per person for residents, or $20 per person for non-residents. For more info, call 630-554-1010 or click here.
SYCAMORE: The Sycamore Park District will hold a "Mother-Son Date Night" on Sunday, April 27, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m at 4 Seasons Sports The event will feature pizza and bowling, plus a participation award and family photo. This is designed for boys ages 7-13. The fee is $20 for resident moms, $30 for non-resident moms, and $7.50/$12.50 per son. For more info, see page 9 in the winter/spring guide or call 815-895-3365.
AURORA: This one is actually for fathers and sons. The Fox Valley Park District is hosting a "Dad and Son Superhero Night" on Friday, April 18, at the Eola Community Center. There will be games, crafts, snack time and "fighting off evil-doers" for boys ages 3 to 6 and their fathers. The cost is $19 per couple for residents, or $29 for nonresidents. Find more info on page 83 of the Spring Guide.
BATAVIA: The Batavia Park District usually holds a "Mother and Son Wagon Ride" in the fall featuring wagon rides, dinner, games and a campfire with s'mores for dessert. The date for fall 2014 have not yet been posted.