Your parents always told you not to play with your food, but tonight is the exception. Face off in our “Chopped” style competition by preparing your best smoothie for a panel of judges that includes professional chefs. Sign up with a friend at the start of the night and pick from all sorts of ingredients to make the most creative, delicious, and inspirational recipe. Don’t forget to come up with a great backstory for your refreshing beverage to present to the judges! Our food fun doesn’t stop there as we challenge you to team up and finish off a dish of diverse foods before the competition.

Later on in the night, welcome your taste buds to frosty goodness as Culver’s serves up their famous frozen custard and don’t miss out as Nothin Left rocks out on stage in the Big Room. Our Art Studio project for this week will test the limits of your creativity as you attempt to create your best sculpture out of a variety of mediums including aluminum and clay!

Open to 7th – 12th graders – FREE with student membership application on file.
No outside food or beverages permitted.

Interested in reserving our Celebration Lounge? Contact us at to have shirts, cupcakes, and root beer on a Friday Night!

Friday Nights this semester are sponsored by Moraine Valley Community College.

Important Attendance Policy:

Out of respect to our volunteers, please be sure you can attend the programs you sign up for. Confirmation calls or text messages are made 48-72 hours prior to every program. If you do not respond to our confirmation call within 24 hours of the program, a student on the waiting list will fill your spot. If a student is a "no show" for 2 or more programs, they will be automatically placed on the waiting list for other programs they have signed up for during that semester. 48 hours notice is required for all cancellations.