5 Reasons why FALL Family Bingo Night is Awesome

Friday, September 25 is another fabulous Family Bingo night at The Hawthorn Center. This is an awesome thing to do with your kids. Here are 5 good reasons to come play with us this Fall.

1. It’s super-cheap. Bingo cards are 5 for $1.oo. Drinks are $.75 each. Bingo daubers are less than $2. Snacks are FREE. Yes, free. All the cheese curls, pretzels, and popcorn your kids can eat for FREE. It’s so cheap, you can bring your kids’ friends and look like a hero to their parents.

2. Your kids (and you) will love the prizes. We have NEW prizes, plus the stuffed animals, notepads, and pencils that kids love. And when kids win, they get to go CHOOSE their prize from the winner’s table. How cool is that? Not like those school fun fairs where they just hand you a plastic top or Chinese finger trap. Here, you have the power to choose your reward. We have some nifty prizes for adults too. And there’s always CASH for winners to boot.

3. It gets you out of watching another LAME family movie with the kids. Seriously. Every family movie EVER was watched in my house over the summer because the basement was the coldest room in the house. If you have started watching those painful Disney sequels on Netflix (Hunchback of Notre Dame II, anyone?) you need to STEP AWAY FROM THE TV. Get out of the house and do something as a family that doesn’t involve a screen.

4. It teaches your kids important skills. Okay, this is a stretch —  but they do have to listen carefully or they’ll miss the number being called. Plus, since the odds are against them they’ll probably learn about being a good loser and how to handle disappointment. You could also give them a budget for the night and help them decide how to spend it. It’s almost like school, right? Right? But with cookies and soda.

5. BINGO is FUN for adults! Admit it. You secretly love it. The thrill of ALMOST winning every single game combined with the fun of stamping your bingo card with a dauber is good, old-fashioned, corny fun. Besides, you can’t attend frat parties anymore and you can’t afford a babysitter, so come on down.

Friday, September 25 at The Hawthorn Center. No reservations required — just show up! We start playing at 7:30 pm.

We will have a dauber with your name on it. 🙂

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What’s the Best Way to Spread Christmas Cheer? Buddy the Elf knows.

The movie Elf, starring Will Ferrell, is quickly becoming a holiday cult classic. I would venture to say that it is/will be “A Christmas Story” for Gen-X, Gen-Y, and Millenials. It certainly is a must-see for anyone who loves Will Ferrell’s unique brand of innocent, bumbling oaf style of physical comedy.

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The great thing about this movie (as opposed to other Ferrell films) is that it’s family-friendly. Another plus – it has a a great message about the spirit of Christmas. And did I mention that you will laugh your socks off?

Whether you have seen this movie multiple times or you have no idea what the four main elf food groups are, (candy, candy canes, candy corn, and syrup of course!) we can guarantee that you will be an expert on elf culture by the time you leave our Elf Family Movie Night. And you don’t even have to pass through the seven levels of the Candy Cane forest, through the sea of swirly twirly gum drops, and walk through the Lincoln Tunnel to do it — we’re right down the street!

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From 7 – 9 pm on Friday, December 13, you can enjoy a screening of Elf at The Hawthorn Center while making your own paper snowflakes (Buddy would approve) and jingle bell necklaces, sampling treats from 3 of the 4 elf food groups (sorry, but syrup is too messy), and enjoying photo ops for your holiday card or scrapbook. All of this can be yours for only $5 per person!

Tickets must be purchased in advance – you can get them in person at the village office, or online at http://goo.gl/ESkMK1. Take a chance on a unique holiday event this year, and we guarantee you will be smiling from ear to elfin ear afterwards.

 

Why Family Bingo Night is Awesome

Friday, March 15 is another fabulous Family Bingo night at The Hawthorn Center. This is an awesome thing to do with your kids. Here’s why:

1. It’s super-cheap. Bingo cards are 5 for $1.oo. Drinks are $.75 each. Bingo daubers are less than $2. Snacks are FREE. Yes, free. All the cheese curls, pretzels, and popcorn your kids can eat for FREE. It’s so cheap, you can bring your kids’ friends and look like a hero to their parents.

2. Your kids (and you) will love the prizes. We have stuffed animals, notepads, pencils — all that stuff kids love. And when they win, they get to go CHOOSE their prize from the winner’s table. How cool is that? Not like those school fun fairs where they just hand you a plastic top or Chinese finger trap. Here, you have the power to choose your reward. We have prizes for adults too. And there’s always CASH for winners too.

3. It’s better than watching another Disney movie on DVD. Granted, “Wreck It Ralph” was awesome. But we do family movie night almost every Friday at my house, and if I have to watch another lame family movie, I’m gonna ralph. Get out of the house and do something as a family that doesn’t involve a screen.

4. BINGO is FUN! Admit it. You secretly love it. The thrill of ALMOST winning every single game combined with the fun of stamping your bingo card with a dauber is good, old-fashioned, corny fun. Besides, you can’t attend frat parties anymore and you can’t afford a babysitter, so come on down.

Friday, March 15 at The Hawthorn Center. No reservations required — just show up! We start playing at 7:30 pm.

We will have a dauber with your name on it. 🙂

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