So c'mon, dads: Do something different this Father's Day. Don't just watch sports, participate in some! Grab the family and head over to the Butterfly House in Faust Park (15193 Olive Boulevard) for a Father's Day Field Day jam-packed with stuff to do.
Dads and kids can show off their spirals in the football throw or check their strike-zone accuracy in the baseball throw. But if these sports events sound too run-of-the-mill for your family, the Butterfly House will have some less- traditional events in which Dad's long-gone skills won't matter as much. Families can test their aim trying to hit a floating target with a giant slingshot, or they can hop along in an old-fashioned potato-sack race, which is always hilariously frustrating fun. There will also be trekking-ski races, in which dad and child have to use communication and teamwork in order to propel themselves along faster than the other dad-and-child teams. How's that for a competition-filled bonding activity?
Prizes will be awarded in all of the events, but what better prize could there be than bull's-eyeing Dad's face with a platter full of whipped cream? We had no idea the Butterfly House was that cool.
The activities run from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sunday, June 20, and all of the festivities are included with regular admission to the Butterfly House ($6 for adults, $4.50 for seniors, $4 for ages 4 to 12, and kids 3 and younger get in free). For more information, call 636-530-0076 or check out www.butterflyhouse.org.