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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

Black Bear Exhibit

Lake View Nature Center | Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.


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

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

The Music Man

Paramount Arts Centre and Theatre | Aurora, Ill.

One of the most iconic musicals comes to life. Performances run Jan. 16-Feb. 3, 2013.

Cost: $34.90-$46.90

Annual Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King

Chicago Sinfonietta | Chicago, Ill.

Performances are 3 p.m. Jan. 20 at Wentz Concert Hall of North Central College, 171 E. Chicago Avenue, Naperville and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at Orchestra Hall of Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Chicago Sinfonietta at 312-236-3681 ext. 2 or online at

Cost: Tickets range from $40–$50 for concert at Wentz Concert Hall and $26-$50 for concerts at Symphony Center, with special $10 pricing available for students.

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