National Skating Day

Rink Side Ice Arena & Family Entertainment Center | Gurnee, Ill.

Public skating for all ages and levels, free skating and hockey clinics with professional instructors on the ice, prizes, contests, and raffles and a skating exhibition.

Cost: $8, $7 kids; $5 skate rental

Animal Tracks, Traces and Trails

Rush Creek Conservation Area | Harvard, Ill.

Search for animal clues on the trails and discover animal behaviors by following their trails.

When: 1-2:30 p.m.
Cost: $2, free resident

Dickens: 200 Years of Celebrity

Lake County Discovery Museum | Wauconda, Ill.

Hundreds of objects and documents from the exclusive private collection, together with a rare collection of first editions of his most famous works, tell the story of how Charles Dickens and his characters became enduring cultural icons. Interactive and multi-media displays and personal effects take visitors through a chronological tour of the life, literature and legacy of Dickens. View his personal traveling inkwell, take a ride in an early century carriage, and learn about the memorable characters, stories and themes of his famous tales through games, time period puzzles and Dickens' own personal Facebook page.

Cost: Free with admission

Oink, Baa, Moo: Farm Fun

Waukegan Public Library | Waukegan, Ill.

FREE  

Interactive learning centers include a barn slide, apple orchard and chicken coop. Maggie, a life-sized fiberglass milking cow sponsored by Golden Oaks Farm in Wauconda, will be the focus of the new exhibit. Maggie is over five feet tall and features a working udder that recirculates the water that children "milk."

Cost: Free
 



 
 
 
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