Family Friendly: Fling a Frisbee at Deerfield’s Disc Golf Tournament

It's all in the wrist at the Deerfield Disc Golf Tournament on Aug. 24.
It's all in the wrist at the Deerfield Disc Golf Tournament on Aug. 24.

You and your family can enjoy a fling — actually a lot of them — at the Disc Golf Tournament, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24 behind Shepard School, 440 Grove Place, Deerfield. Check-in will be at 12:30 p.m. that day.

“If they don’t have their own disc, we’ll provide a Frisbee,” said Jim Gariti, athletics and fitness supervisor for the Deerfield Park District. “We’ll give them a scorecard. They’ll go out and play the course. I’ll collect the scorecards and I’ll email them the results.” Winners will receive prizes related to activities at the park district. There will also be longest drive and closest to the pin contests.

Admission is free to this event for all ages. Novices through experienced players are welcome.

Gariti said that to be good at disc golf, “You have to have good wrist skills and arm skills to throw the Frisbee because it’s a pretty good distance. You’ve got to be accurate, too.”

For details, call (847) 572-2627 or go to www.deerfieldparks.org.

CALMING ENVIRONMENT

The room will be lighter, the volume lower and audience members can walk, talk and sing during a Sensory-Friendly Family Movie, “Frozen,” 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17 at Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. The screening is for children with special needs and their families but everyone is welcome.

For details, call (224) 543-1486 or go to www.vapld.info.

VINTAGE VEHICLES

Cars that are 25 years old and older will be displayed during Car Fun on 21, 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20 on Church St. between Milwaukee Ave. and Brainerd Ave, Libertyville. There will be live music by the group Sneezy and food will be sold.

For details, call (847) 680-0336 or go to www.mainstreetlibertyville.org.

NEXT TO NATURE

A naturalist will read to children ages 3-6 and their parents during Stories in the Woods, 10-11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21 at Heller Nature Center, 2821 Ridge Road, Highland Park. There will also be a game, craft project and short hike. Cost is $8 per parent/child, $3 per additional family member. You don’t need to register.

For details, call (847) 433-6901 or go to www.pdhp.org.

YOU WANT A PET WHAT?

A boy wants a different kind of pet in “My Pet Book” by Bob Staake. Kids will hear that story and do a related craft at the My Pet Book Storytime, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19 at the Vernon Hills Barnes and Noble, 720 Hawthorne Center.

For details, call (847) 247-1157 or go to www.barnesandnoble.com.

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