Friday Live is back!
After being on hold for 18 months due to COVID-19 restrictions, Pottawatomie Community Center will once again open its doors to offer a night out for children to dance, create, play, game and hang with friends. The first Friday Live is set for Sept. 24.
From 6:30-10 p.m. on select Fridays, this popular program provides ample opportunity for children to engage in a variety of activities throughout the center, such as dancing, playing basketball, football and other sports, making crafts or coloring, posing in the photo booth and even playing video games. Concessions are also available.
Friday Live is for children in grades 3-6 who attend St. Charles Community Unit School District 303. The fee is $10 per child per Friday. Season passes also are available, plus sibling discounts.
For families who want to start their night even earlier, the park district offers the Pre-Friday Live event, Gymtime Fun, from 5-6:15 p.m. for an extra $5. During this time, your child will engage in group gym activities from knock-out to capture the flag. A discount is given to children who attend both events.
“We are excited to offer this popular program once again to children in our community,” said Alex Weidner, recreation supervisor. “We have several fun themes planned and a variety of activities for all interests. There will be no shortage of fun.”
Besides the multiple options Friday Live offers to keep your child entertained, the program provides great opportunities for socialization. “Kids are always meeting other kids their age and making new friends. The program really broadens their experience with others,” Weidner said.
And while the children are entertained, their parents can also enjoy a night out — or in. “Parents can feel at ease that their children are in a safe, supervised and fun environment. They can relax and slow down and enjoy time with each other and friends,” Weidner added.
As in previous years, each Friday will have a theme. The Sept. 24 theme is Test Drive, providing car themed games, activities and decorations. Other themes this fall include Superhero, Glow Night, Under the Sea and Halloween.
Friday Live is staffed and supervised by park district employees. While registration at www.stcparks.org/friday-live is encouraged, the event does take walk-ins. Parents must accompany children at check-in and check-out. Masks are required.
For more information, call Alex Weidner at 630-513-4391.