By Kathy Chouteau
Fancy a “Kids Night Out?” Yep, that’s proper—this evening out is all concerning the kiddos, designed to maximise the enjoyable throughout a night play sesh with their friends in Richmond.
Set for Sat., June 1, 2019, from 5:30 to eight p.m., “Kids Night Out” is being hosted by the First Presbyterian Church at its location at 3415 Barrett Ave. in Richmond. The occasion is open to elementary college aged youngsters in Kindergarten by means of sixth grade freed from cost—and likewise offers mother and father an opportunity for an evening out themselves, ought to they need one.
“Our church’s desire is to offer families in our community a fun night with or without their children,” mentioned church member Katrina Croda. “Each night we have had about 30 children. This will be our third session…we are having a science theme and we will be making ice cream for dessert.”
First Presbyterian Church, which has been a spot of worship within the Richmond neighborhood for greater than 100 years, has a protracted historical past of offering packages for youngsters, based on Croda. Actually, Croda herself began attending the church’s actions when she was in elementary college. Immediately, the church is overseen by Pastor Jim Wheeler.
As a part of the church’s Children Night time Out providing, a bunch of volunteers have interaction the taking part youngsters in varied video games, STEM actions and crafts. As Croda acknowledged above, the June 1 session will characteristic a science theme and ice cream-making enjoyable. The church additionally serves children a pizza dinner, which is wildly standard among the many youthful set.
This reporter’s seven-year-old son attended the Children Night time Out in March and had an unbelievable time. There have been loads of youngsters in his normal age group—and a various vary of different age teams as nicely—plus numerous pleasant supervision by the volunteers. Throughout my son’s session, he actually loved serving to to make the pizza they ate for dinner. Once we picked him up, I famous multiple volunteer referring to him by title, a pleasant indication that they’d taken time to get to know our son.
The church’s beneficiant providing additionally enabled my husband and me to steal means for a fast dinner out, realizing our son was completely happy and secure—and with out the added expense of a babysitter.
Wish to signal your youngster up for Children Night time Out? Pre-registration is required. Name 510.234.0954 to register for the June 1 session. To be taught extra about First Presbyterian Church, click on here.