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


Play, eat a special lunch of a slice of pizza or hot dog and a small drink get 10 game credits, then listen to a story read by Claudia Freeman, Superintendent of Cultural Arts for the Waukegan Park District. After the story, paint a masterpiece with Claudia.

When: 11:30 a.m.-1:45 p.m.
Cost: Free

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

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