Family Theme Nights up fun factor at Maggie Daley

For four special nights in July and August, the Skate Ribbon will be transformed into a family wonderland, offering children the chance to experi- ence the Ribbon like never before.

According to Bob Good, manager of the Maggie Daley climbing wall, fami- lies can choose from five activity areas on the Ribbon, including spaces for relay races, speed races and an obstacle course. Lower-key activities include face painting, chalk drawing and yo- yo classes. Though the event is free, scooter rentals cost $8 and Rollerblade rentals cost $12. Family Theme Nights will take place July 13 and 27, and Au- gust 10 and 24.

City Mini Golf course at Maggie Daley Park. Photo courtesy of City Mini Golf

If mini golf is more your family’s style, City Mini Golf is kicking off “Rock ’n’ Roll” nights Monday through Wednes- day nights in July, in honor of the Roll- ing Stones’ exhibition on Navy Pier. Kids—and adults—can pair the perfect putt with favorites from the Stones, Aerosmith, Def Leppard and more.

“There’s something special about rock ’n’ roll music that brings people out of their shells and can make enjoyable activities even more memorable,” says Rob Long, co-owner of City Mini Golf.

Long says those arriving with either a Stones ticket stub or a Stones T-shirt get $2 off the $11 admission. Ticket stub holders also get a free Rolling Stones golf ball.

Both Bob Good of Maggie Daley Park and Rob Long say more family-friendly programs are in the works.

Skate Ribbon Family Nights: Free (scooters and Rollerblades for rent). 4:30-6:30 p.m., July 13th, 27th and Aug. 10th, 24th

City Mini Golf Rock ’n’ Roll Nights: $11, 6-9 p.m. (last golfers taken at 8:45 p.m.), Monday through Wednesdays in July

— Tricia Parker, Staff Writer

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