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National Screen-Free Week

May 1 @ 6:00 pm - May 5 @ 7:00 pm | FREE

Campfire tonight at Lake Park! Join us from 7-9pm for stories, songs and marshmallows!

This year, National Screen-Free Week and Children’s Book Week are both May 1–May 7. We have a free event for families and friends each evening, Monday–Friday. Turn off the TV and put away the screens for an hour or so each evening, and join your friends and neighbors as we celebrate!

Everything is free, but we ask that you please register in advance to help us prepare all of the materials for each event.

Monday, May 1 • 6:00–7:00p
Board Game Switch and Ice Cream Social
Bring your family’s favorite board game for an evening of play, and switch it with a game from another family. After an hour you will get your game back knowing they had as much fun with it as you always do.
Prairie Lakes, 510 E. Thacker Street. Register #550161

Tuesday, May 2 • 6:00–7:00p
Nature Night at Sesquicentennial Park
Enjoy a hike, some crafts, and outdoor fun! (Outdoor events are always weather permitting. We post cancellations on our website and Facebook.)
Sesquicentennial Park, 255 Grove St. Register #550162

Wednesday, May 3 • 6:00–7:00p
Bike Rodeo and Ride at Prairie Lakes
Bring your bike, your rollerblades or your walking shoes and have a fantastic night with the entire family around our 1/2 mile and 3/4 mile outdoor track. Be prepared for some fun along the path: perhaps you’ll find a game to play or a craft to make. (Outdoor events are always weather permitting. We post cancellations on our website and Facebook.)
Prairie Lakes Park, Sand Volleyball Courts Register #550163

Thursday, May 4 • 6:00–7:00p
Family Golf Night
Have a blast with a good old-fashioned friendly-family competition on the Mountain View Adventure Mini-Golf Course. Children play for free with a paying adult. (Outdoor events are always weather permitting. We post cancellations on our website and Facebook.)
Mountain View Adventure Center Register #550164

Friday, May 5 • 7:00–9:00p
Campfire At Lake Park
Enjoy a beautiful evening sunset at Lake Opeka. We’ll gather around the campfire for stories and songs. Of course, we’ll be roasting marshmallows, too. (Outdoor events are always weather permitting. We post cancellations on our website and Facebook.)
Lake Park, Memorial Pavilion (2200 Lee Street, at Fargo Avenue) Register #550165

Parents: Read more about Children’s Book Week on these websites:
Every Child A Reader
Children’s Book Council

Visit the Des Plaines Public Library

Download a copy of the poster.


National Screen-Free Week

 

Details

Start:

May 1

End:

May 5

Cost:

FREE