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Native American 'Stories of Families'

Mitchell Museum of the American Indian | Evanston, Ill.

Dakota Sioux storyteller and visual artist Robert Wapahi of Chicago presents a program of traditional, historical, and true contemporary tales for all ages. For information, call (847) 475-1030 or email [email protected]

When: 2-3 p.m.
Cost: Free with museum admission

Fourth Annual Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals Show

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center | Rosemont, Ill.

The world's largest specialty event devoted to classic muscle cars and Corvettes features more than 500 cars. Kids and parents can enter the Miniature Model Car Contest, participate in a scavenger hunt and attend the Rescue 1 Fire Safety program. Plus, an exhibit that feature bikes from Schwinn, Sears, Murray, Montgomery Wards and Raleigh with iconic "ape hanger" handlebars and banana seats. For more information, visit

When: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 17, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 18
Cost: $20, $15 online, free kids 12 and under

American Indian Music and Dance

Des Plaines Public Library | Des Plaines, Ill.


The Black Hawk Performance Company presents a cultural program that includes oral history, storytelling, dance, drumming and traditional as well as modern music. The performers will be dressed in authentic regalia. Registration requested.

When: 2-3 p.m.
Cost: Free

JUF Book Buddies

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


Stories, craft projects and family fun. Best for children up to age 5. Barnes and Noble, Hawthorn Westfield Mall in Vernon Hills. Walk-ins are welcome, but registration is requested. Register online, by email or by phone at (312) 444-2812.

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

Silo Exhibit

Historic Wagner Farm | Glenview, Ill.

Visitors can walk inside the two-story silo and turn the crank of a silage machine, watching "corn plants" delivered to the top of the silo. Plus, learn about the history of silos and silage, build miniature silos with building blocks simulating wood, brick and metal and much more.

Cost: Free with admission

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Kohl Children's Museum | Glenview, Ill.

The exhibit features the illustrations of W. W. Denslow, a Chicago resident whose famous illustrations helped to inspire the design of the classic 1939 MGM film starring Judy Garland. The bright and colorful exhibit provides a variety of learning opportunities and hands-on activities within a three-dimensional representation of Denslow's distinctive illustrations.

Cost: $9.50, $8.50 seniors

Ravinia Festival Music Makers

Kohl Children's Museum | Glenview, Ill.

Discover how sounds make music, and how music makes you feel, with activities like making melodies on bolt- and wrench-a-phones, using soft sculpture pegs to make a music box, blowing air over a reed, moving musical notes on a staff, beating percussion instruments, and creating an artistic masterpiece that reflects how music makes you feel

Cost: Free with admission


Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences | Lincolnshire, Ill.

Join Cinderella, her Fairy Godmother, a handsome Prince, and two selfish stepsisters in Rodgers and Hammerstein's most beloved tale. Performances run Nov. 17-Dec. 31.

Cost: $15

Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells

Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center | Evanston, Ill.

Junie B. loves Christmas. Only one thing could ruin her holiday joy: blabbermouth May and her tattling ways. When Junie B. pulls out May's name for the Secret Santa exchange, can she salvage her holiday spirit, or will she let May know exactly what she thinks of her? Performances are 7 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 5 p.m. Sunday from Nov. 9-18.


Cost: $10, $8 kids

Disney’s The Little Mermaid

Winnetka Community House | Winnetka, Ill.

Performances are 7 p.m. Nov. 15, 5:30 and 7:30 Nov. 16, 1 and 3:30 p.m. Nov. 17-18,

Cost: $10

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