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Miss Carol Concert

Wonder Works | Oak Park, Ill.

Miss Carol's cross-curricular music and movement instantly invite audiences to join in singing, dancing and rhythmic movement. She'll engage and entertain us with music from her six popular children's CDs.

When: 4 p.m.
Cost: $9, $6 members

Christmas at the Mill

Graue Mill and Museum | Oak Brook, Ill.


Talented local artisans sell unique handmade gifts including art jewelry, hand-knitted and woven scarves and garments, ornaments, wood carvings, paintings, and glass. A visit from Santa, strolling carolers and Christmas trees decorated by local preschools add to the fun.

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
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

TRAINS – All Aboard Art!

DuPage Children's Museum | Naperville, Ill.

Kids enter artist Gino Severini's interpretation of trains by role-playing engineer, passenger or conductor in a child-size train and look for objects in an eight-foot wide "hidden pictures" mural of artist Don Stewart's "Steam Train."  Plus, enjoy specially designed wooden train tables and a huge new interactive crane.


Cost: Free with admission

A Century of Girls Leading the Way

Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest | Oak Park, Ill.

A special exhibit on the history of Girl Scouting, with special focus on Oak Park, River Forest, and Forest Park. Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Girl Scouts of the USA.

Cost: Free with admission

Canine Version of The Nutcracker

Downers Grove, Ill.

Come and see talented therapy dogs of the PAWsitive Therapy Troupe as they perform this classic ballet. More than 20 dogs perform both solo and group numbers in costume. Performances at 1 and 4 p.m. Nov. 17 and 1 p.m. Nov. 18 at Herrick Middle School, 4435 Middaugh, Downers Grove. Tickets go on sale in early November, check for details.

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Cost: $5

The Borrowers

The Theatre of Western Springs | Western Springs, Ill.

The story of young Arietty and her family: tiny people who live in people's homes and "borrow" things to survive while keeping their existence unknown. Like every young person, Arietty longs for grown-up adventures, but when she and her family are discovered, she gets much more excitement than she bargained for. Based on the books by Mary Norton. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 and 16; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 and 17; 2:30 p.m. Nov. 11 and 18.

Cost: $12, $6 kids

Social Skills Classes

Airtastic Play Land | Aurora, Ill.

Program is managed by Stepping Stones Therapy. Social skills groups provide interactive and fun opportunities to increase speech, language, oral-motor, motor planning, socialization and sensory processing and modulation skills. Visit to request additional information.

Cost: Check website
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