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

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

Sweet Home Chicago: The History of America’s Candy Capital

Harold Washington Library Center | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Exhibit includes numerous artifacts, photographs and other documentary items that tell the story of Chicago's iconic candy makers, including Snickers, Lemonheads, Butterfingers and Cracker Jack.

Cost: Free

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

Snowman Contest

Irons Oaks | Olympia Fields, Ill.

FREE  

Build a snowman out of biodegradable and natural items to win. Fill out an entry form at the main office.

Cost: Free

Community Discount/Free General Admission Days

John G. Shedd Aquarium | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Free general admission to the original galleries and discounted rates on admission to Wild Reef, Polar Play Zone and Oceanarium.

Cost: Free admission to original galleries only
 



 
 
 
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