Hey, it’s April in the FVPD, and we’re celebrating the solar eclipse and goin’ all pink at an event with Barbie. Check out more fun opportunities to enjoy this month below, and be sure to peep the Events Calendar for a full lineup of upcoming adventures.

Family Bingo Night

Can’t beat the time-honored tradition of Friday Night Bingo! Who hasn’t played in a while? Join us at Prisco Community Center for a night of family fun. All who register get two Bingo cards. Pack your own snacks and non-alcoholic drinks.

When: Friday, April 5, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Prisco Community Center, 150 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora
Ages: 3+

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Solar Eclipse Viewing Party at Red Oak

Red Oak staff is throwing a three-hour party to watch – and celebrate! – the progression of a rare total solar eclipse, the last one viewable in Illinois for the next 20 years. Eclipse-themed activities, treat bags and viewing glasses will be provided to all who register, and guests are encouraged to bring their own picnic lunch!

When: Monday, April 8, from noon to 3 p.m.
Where: The Wilds at Red Oak, 1400 N. River Rd., North Aurora
Ages: 3+

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Wine & Canvas at the Farm

Add a personal piece to your springtime home or office décor with butterflies and apple blossoms as an on-site instructor guides you through your own custom canvas creation. Bring a bottle of your favorite wine, snacks, and a few friends, and enjoy a lively, social, and creative night out. Paintings are posted monthly on Blackberry Farm’s Facebook page. Like and follow us today! (Note: You must be 21+ to consume alcohol).

When: Wednesday, April 17, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Blackberry Farm, 100 S. Barnes Rd., Aurora
Ages: 18+ (must be 21 to consume alcohol)

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Breakfast with Barbie

Come enjoy breakfast in a Barbie world – it’s just how you “pink” it’ll be! Join Barbie for a morning of crafts, food, and more, when she stops by breakfast to meet new friends – you! Register early for a discounted rate! This event is appropriate for ages 4 and up; all attendees must purchase a ticket.

When: Saturday, April 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Where: Vaughan Athletic Center, 2121 W. Indian Trail, Aurora
Ages: 4+

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Dodgeball Night Out

Let the kiddos burn off some energy and get the weekend started with a night of nonstop dodgeball fun! Join us as we partake in popular dodgeball games, including Swamp Ball, King’s Kone, Jailbreak, Classic, and GAGA Ball, to name a few!

When: Friday, April 19 (for ages 6-8Y), and Friday, April 26 (for ages 9-11Y), from 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Where: Vaughan Athletic Center, 2121 W. Indian Trail, Aurora
Ages: 6-8Y and 9-11Y

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