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Storytelling: Inspiring Traditions for Generations

Mitchell Museum of the American Indian | Evanston, Ill.

Exhibit looks at the many ways Native Americans tell the history of their people through visual and oral traditions. It contains more than sixty artifacts from tribes throughout the United States and Canada, including an Ojibwe drum, Winnebego jingle dress and Navajo rug.

Cost: $5, $3 fseniors, students and kids; free museum members and Tribal members

Solar Lit Trails

Lake County Forest Preserves | Libertyville, Ill.


With small solar lights to guide their way, hikers, skiers and snowshoers traverse the Solar Lit Trails at Pleasant Valley, Woodstock (half mile beginner loop) or Hickory Grove Highlands, Cary (1 mile intermediate loop).

When: until 9 p.m. daily
Cost: Free

Cocoa and Cookies

Elk Grove Historical Museum | Elk Grove Village, Ill.

Take a wintertime tour of the museum grounds, decorate two sugar cookies, and sip on toasty hot chocolate. Runs Dec. 1-Jan. 31.

Cost: $1 for 2 cookies

Food Explorers Group

The Chicago Lighthouse Vision Rehabilitation Center (The Chicago Lighthouse North) | Glenview, Ill.

Sensory activities with a focus on food exploration are the basis for this series of classes, targeted at all five senses. The rich environment will focus on developing skills through taste, touch, movement, listening and functional vision. This program offers a well-rounded appreciation of the arts through sensory experiences.

When: 10-11 a.m.
Cost: $48 for 6 weeks

Social Group

The Chicago Lighthouse Vision Rehabilitation Center (The Chicago Lighthouse North) | Glenview, Ill.

Kids have the opportunity to build long-lasting friendships through organized play that aims for positive group interaction. This lively group will also eat a small meal together to further enhance social development and maximize each child's potential. Families are asked to bring their own lunch. An interesting sensory food item will be provided.

When: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Cost: $48 for 6 weeks

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