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Daddy Daughter Dance “Under the Sea” (ages 3-14)

We’ve got no troubles–life is the bubbles–Under the Sea. Put on your dancing shoes, let your daughter get all dressed up and take them on a Daddy Daughter date to remember. The night includes a dinner buffet, ice cream sundae bar, DJ and dancing and beautiful corsage. Don’t miss this magical night to spend quality time with your daughter. Photos and raffle table are available for an additional fee (cash only). This fundraiser is for fathers or significant others and their daughter(s) ages 3-14. Sign up early, space is limited.

Date: Friday, February 10th
Time: 6:30 pm – 900 pm
Fee: $45 per couple/$22 additional child
Location:  RFCC Gymnasium

Family Painting Nights (All Ages)

Come out and create your own canvas art painting at the River Forest Community Center! We will inspire people who do not consider themselves creative to enjoy the process of creating something fun with your kids, spouse or friends. Jessica from Creativita in Forest Park will give out individual painting tips while leading each group step by step through a fun, vibrant painting experience. You will work with acrylic paints on a 16″ x 20″ canvas. All materials are included and NO painting experience is needed! While Creativita will provide aprons, it is highly recommended you wear clothing you wouldn’t mind getting paint on. This is a fun event for the entire family. To ensure your spot…please pre-register 3 days in advance. Feel free to bring a nut/peanut free snack. Min 6/Max 25

Date 1: Friday, February 24th
Date 2: Friday, April 21st

Time:  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fee:  $20 for one painter/$15 for two painters/$10 for each additional
Age:  All Ages
Location:   RFCC-Room 206
Instructor:  Creativita Forest Park

Paint Your Own Pottery (boys & girls 6-12 years)

Come paint your very own pottery piece at The River Forest Community Center. Join the artists from Creativita, as kids will get to choose one ceramic piece to paint (from 4 choices). Children will love their very own creation. Please dress for a mess,as painting pieces can get a little messy. Creativita will take the pieces and fire them at their studio, and pieces will be available for pick-up a week after the class date at The River Forest Community Center. To ensure your spot, please pre-register 3 days in advance. Min 6/Max 12

Date 1: Monday, February 13th (Valentine’s Day Pottery)
Date 2: Monday, April 24th (Spring Art Pottery)
Date 3: Monday, May 8th (Paint your own bank)

Time:  4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Fee:  $17 per day
Age:  6-12 years
Location:   RFCC-Room 202
Instructor:  Creativita Forest Park

Star Wars Lego Party (boys & girls 4-6 years)

Calling all young Jedis…join us for a fun filled afternoon. Enjoy Lego Star Wars themed games, Lego playtime and story time. This special event is open to ages 4-6 years. May the force be with you. This is a pre-register. Registration closes on Friday, February 24 at 5 pm. Min 6/Max 12.

Date: Wednesday, March 1
  1:00 – 2:30 pm
Fee:  $13
Age:  4-6 years
Location:   RFCC-Room 202
Instructor:  Ann Harmon

Lego Friends Party (boys & girls 4-6 years)

Calling all Lego friends and princess fans! Enjoy the afternoon building with colorful bricks, playing lego games, story time and more. This special event is open to ages 4-6 years. This is as pre-registration event only. Registration closes on Friday, April 21 at 5 pm. Min 6/Max 12.

Date: TBD
Time:  1:00 – 2:30 pm
Fee:  $13
Age:  4-6 years
Location:   RFCC-Room 202
Instructor:  Ann Harmon

Mom and Son Bowling Night (Grades K-8th)

Turn off the video games and grab your special guy for a fun filled evening. The River Forest Community Center will be hosting a bowling night for boys and their mothers or significant others at Circle Bowling Lanes, 7244 Circle Ave in Forest Park. Included will be 2 games of bowling, shoes, pizza, drinks, snacks and desserts. Photos and raffle table are available for an additional fee (cash only). You must register in advance by Wednesday, April 5th. Space is limited to 54 couples!!

Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Fee: $40 per couple/$20 additional child
Location:  Circle Bowling Lanes, 7244 Circle Ave, Forest Park