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My Heart in a Suitcase

Paramount Arts Centre and Theatre | Aurora, Ill.

Life in Germany is deteriorating quickly for the Jews. The Lehmann family no longer feels safe in their home. To protect their daughter, Anne, Mr. and Mrs. Lehmann face the possibility of having to say goodbye forever. For grades 4-8. Runtime 60 minutes.

When: 9:30 a.m. and noon
Cost: $8.50

Character Counts! - Fairness

Elmhurst Park District | Elmhurst, Ill.


"Guisto the Giraffe" is the Third Animal Character representing Fairness in the Character Counts! program. Do simple arts and crafts and read a special story together. Registration required.

When: 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Cost: Free

Eco-Explorers: Amazing Eggs

Naperville Park District | Naperville, Ill.

Learn who lays the biggest egg and who lays the smallest. Discover which animals in our community lay eggs and if they take care of their young. Go on a hike to search for eggs, big and small.

When: 4-5:15 p.m.
Cost: $17, $12 resident

Breastfeeding 101

Neighborhood Parents Network | Chicago, Ill.


Lactation consultant Barbara Hardin from The Mother's Milk Company, and Katrina Pavlik from Breastfeed Chicago give advice on nursing, pumping, milk storage, safety, useful tips, accessories and more. Enjoy discounted retail shopping, delicous snacks and a raffle. Lap babies are welcome. RSVP at

When: 7-8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

The Art of Dr. Seuss

Water Tower Place | Chicago, Ill.

The Art of Dr. Seuss has installed sculptures of everyone from the wacky Cat in the Hat to the steadfast Horton and persistent Sam I Am. For children and nostalgic adults, there is a scavenger hunt involving the bronze sculptures, which also include the Grinch, Yertle the Turtle and the Lorax. A photo hunt clue accompanies each sculpture, and guests are invited to share photos on Instagram (@drseussgallerychicago #DRSEUSSART) to win prizes. Runs through May 5.

When: Daily
Cost: Free

Overview on Learning

Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes Deerfield | Schaumburg , Ill.


Parents, educators, and professionals are invited to learn about Lindamood-Bell's program for reading, comprehension, spelling and math. We will also discuss the causes and solutions for learning challenges—including the symptoms of dyslexia, hyperlexia, ADD/HD, and autism spectrum disorders.

When: 6 p.m.
Cost: Free


Chicago Children's Museum | Chicago, Ill.

Forts are the perfect place for pretend stakeout areas and secret society meetings. Use couch cushions, upside-down tables, doors, headboards-even stairs that go nowhere!-to create a cool and cozy space that's all your own.

Cost: Free with admission


Chicago Children's Museum | Chicago, Ill.

Explore the magic that happens when soap, water, and air combine. Use wild wands to makebubbles big and small. Catch, dance with and even step inside giant bubbles.

Cost: Free with admission

Eggs to Chicks

Kohl Children's Museum | Glenview, Ill.

The exhibit features the rare Black Java and White Java strains of chicken, which were an endangered species less than a decade ago. Includes a special child-height egg incubator, hatchery unit and a pen for newborn chicks. Runs from March 18-June 16.

When: Open during regular museum hours
Cost: Free with museum admission

Japan and Nature: Spirits of the Seasons

Kohl Children's Museum | Glenview, Ill.

A multi-media, interactive, exhibit that allows children to discover how nature is reflected and celebrated in the lives of Japanese children through special seasonal environments and traditional Japanese activities. The exhibit focuses on the regions of Lake Biwa, Sapporo, Kyoto and Fukuoka, offering an in-depth exploration of each region through video, audio and visual media, as well as authentic props and hands-on interactive activities.

Cost: Free with admission

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