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Beat the Winter Blahs

Oak Lawn Ice Arena | Oak Lawn, Ill.

Fun family DJ event.

When: 2-3:15 p.m.
Cost: $6; $3 skate rental

The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley

Winnetka Theatre Especially for Kids | Winnetka, Ill.

Stanley Lambchop wants to travel the world to escape his ordinary life. One night, a bulletin board falls right on top of Stanley and he wakes up really flat. Recommended for kids 3-10.

When: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday
Cost: $12; call (847) 604-0275 or visit winnetkatheatre.org

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration concert

Nichols Concert Hall, Music Institute of Chicago | Evanston, Ill.

FREE  

Music Institute of Chicago's annual concert features 100-plus voices of the Brother Chorale of the Apostolic Church of God, performing traditional and contemporary gospel and jazz arrangements.

When: 5 p.m.
Cost: Free

Multicultural Fitness for Families

Fine Arts Building | Chicago, Ill.

Kids learn self-expression and confidence in performance skills through an Indian Dance for Kids class while parents relax with the de-stressing light cardio of Chinese Tai Chi.

When: 1-2 p.m.
Cost: $15 class for Tai Chi, $20 class for Indian dance

Oliver

Naperville Park District | Naperville, Ill.

The show will open Jan. 18, with performances Jan. 18-20 and 25-27. Tickets are on sale at the Naperville Park District at www.napervilleparks.org and at the Administration Building, 320 W. Jackson Ave., and at the new 95th Street Center, located at 2244 W. 95th St.

Cost: Call for cost

Princess Party

Oakbrook Terrace Park District | Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.

Enchanted ballroom with arts and crafts, delicious desserts and dancing, hosted by Belle, Cinderella, Princess Jasmine, Snow White, and Tiana. All princesses are encouraged to wear ball gowns and bring tiaras.

When: 2-4 p.m.
Cost: $20, $15 resident

JUF Book Buddies

Barnes & Noble Booksellers Vernon Hills | Vernon Hills, Ill.

FREE  

Stories, craft projects and family fun while celebrating Tu B'Shevat, the birthday of trees. Registration is requested online, by email or by phone at (312) 444-2812.

When: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Cost: Free

Black Bear Exhibit

Lake View Nature Center | Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.

FREE  

Feature the black bear and its adaptations for survival in the forest. Crawl into the bear's den, compare your senses to that of the black bear, feel his fur, come face to face with a black bear mount and more.

Cost: Free

Unboxed: Adventures in Cardboard

Chicago Children's Museum | Chicago, Ill.

See a toy so amazing, so unbelievable, it has the power to transform into anything you want it to be. Enter a world where imagination rules, and ordinary becomes extraordinary.

Cost: Free with admission

How People Make Things

DuPage Children's Museum | Naperville, Ill.

A new traveling exhibit created by Children's Museum of Pittsburgh that links familiar childhood objects to a process of manufacturing that combines people, ideas and technology. Inspired by the factory tour segments from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, the exhibit offers hands-on activities using real factory tools and machines to create objects including crayons, a baseball bat and a matchbox car, just to name a few.

Cost: Free with admission
 







 
 
 
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