If you need a night out with your spouse or just some time to interact with other adults, then look no further than PAMP’s Parents Night Out.
Organized by PAMP member Stella Lin, Parents Night Out is an informal way for parents to “meet new people and have fun conversations, most of which are not about kids,” she said.
Lin began the event last month after she and her husband decided they would get a babysitter one evening per week so they could go out together. She wanted to encourage other parents to do the same and organized the event in case anyone wanted to join them.
The first Parents Night Out was an intimate gathering of four people, but Lin said the group had a great time and has recruited a volunteer, Ling Wu, to help plan the next event, which will be at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31 at Trellis Restaurant, 1077 El Camino Real in downtown Menlo Park.
Lin says the event is a great way to “expand your social circle and give yourself a reason to go out,” and encourages anyone interested to register on the event page so she can call ahead and make a reservation with a headcount.
There is no fee to attend, although everyone is expected to pick up their own tab, and while the event can be used as a date night, single parents, non-PAMP member friends and any parent who can get away for a night are welcome to join.
“We decided to try different times and locations to make it available to more people,” Lin said. “I will try to do it every month on the last Wednesday of the month for the foreseeable future.”
If you’re unable to make the May 31 Parents Night Out keep checking the PAMP event calendar for information on the June event.