Rio Vista Community Center Presents Parents’ Night Out


Personally, I no longer need to worry about such things now that the kids are in their teens and the wife and I can abandon them here with the promise of Domino’s.

For those not quite so fortunate, the Rio Vista Community Center in Peoria presents Parents’ Night Out every third Saturday. And, according to my calendar, this upcoming Saturday night would be the third Saturday of the month.

Drop off the kiddos starting at 5:30 p.m. and they’ll enjoy pizza and games while you enjoy either a pleasant night out or a much-needed nap. Just make sure you’re awake by 9:30 p.m. to pick them up.

Parents’ Night Out is open for kids ages 3 to 10 though they have to be fully potty-trained. So make sure your 10-year-old fits the bill.

Cost and registration information is available on the Rio Vista site.

So get those kids to Rio Vista and get yourselves out of the house!

Get Dad Running on Father’s Day

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Let’s face it. Dad probably doesn’t need another tie. So why not get him off the couch and away from the U.S. Open on television and take him for a jog?

On Sunday, June 16 – Fathers Day, for those so curious – the City of Peoria will host a four-mile Fathers’ Day run and kids run.

The event will be held at Rio Vista Park, just west of Loop 101 off Thunderbird Road. Check-in is at 6 a.m. with the race starting at 7 a.m.

There are three ways to enter:

  • Online at
  • By phone by calling 623-773-7137
  • By mail by printing out the Registration Form from the City of Peoria website.

Cost for those registering before June 13 is $20 for adults and $10 for kids; after that date registration is $25 and $15, respectively.

You’ll even receive a T-shirt.

For more information about the Father’s Day run or the City of Peoria’s running series,visit the city website.