Saturday, December 29, 2012Submit An Event
Search for gnomes in the Children's Garden using your best "I Spy" skills. Checklist provided.
Where: Morton Arboretum
When: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ages: Preschool, Elementary
Cost: Free with admission
Snowflake "Learn to Skate" Clinics are an introduction to Rink Side's learn to skate classes. They are open to any child ages 2-11, there will be 30 minutes of instruction and 15 minutes of free time. There is a public session following the clinic and everyone can stay to skate! (Regular admission fees apply.) Sessions are held Dec. 26-29, 31, Jan. 2-5.
Where: Rink Side Ice Arena & Family Entertainment Center
When: 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages: Toddlers, Preschool, Elementary, Family/All Ages
Cost: $12 per clinic; skate rental $3
Musical that chronicles the sociological effects upon youth from
fatherless homes and how they manage to uplift themselves in spite
of it. Kwanzaa week holiday performances are Dec. 26, 27, 28.
Regular run is Jan. 12-June 1, 2013.
Where: eta Creative Arts Foundation
When: 2 p.m.
Ages: Elementary, Tweens
The 1960 musical version of Charles Dickens' Oliver
Twist includes the songs "Consider Yourself,"
"Where Is Love?," "As Long as He Needs Me," "Who Will
Buy?" and "I'd Do Anything." Performances run Dec. 22-31.
Where: Light Opera Works
Ages: Elementary, Tweens, Teens
Cost: $32-$92. Ages 21 and under are half-price Dec. 26, 27 and 29.
Interactive learning centers include a barn slide, apple orchard and chicken coop. Maggie, a life-sized fiberglass milking cow sponsored by Golden Oaks Farm in Wauconda, will be the focus of the new exhibit. Maggie is over five feet tall and features a working udder that recirculates the water that children "milk."
Where: Waukegan Public Library
Ages: Toddlers, Preschool, Elementary
A skating rink near Bloomingdales opens Nov. 17 (weather permitting). Hours are Monday through Thursday noon to 9 p.m., Friday noon to 10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Holiday hours may be extended, visit westfield.com for details.
Where: Westfield Old Orchard
Ages: Preschool, Elementary, Tweens, Teens, Parents Only, Family/All Ages, Adults
Cost: $12. $10 if you bring your own skates