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Kid's Cooking Class: Learn to Make a French Log Cake

The Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

Kids create a decadent chocolate log cake, made of yellow sponge cake filled with chocolate cream and topped with chocolate butter cream. Meringue mushrooms and edible decorations will complete the delicious creation. Participants earn a Chocoholic Certificate and take home a chef hat and recipe.

When: 11 a.m., 12:45 and 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $30, $22 member

Owl Family Adventure

The Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

Experts from SOAR (Save Our American Raptors) talk about their owls. After the presentation, dissect owl pellets and make a craft to take home.

When: 1-2:30 p.m.
Cost: $17, $10 members

Monkeys, Apes and Me

Lincoln Park Zoo | Chicago, Ill.

From gibbons to gorillas, tails to thumbs, find out what makes you similar and different from our closest primate relatives. Put your tool-use skills to the test while fishing for termites. Feb. 18 and March 23.

When: 1-3 p.m. Feb. 18, 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. March 23
Cost: $24, $20 members

The Three Little Pigs

Beverly Arts Center | Chicago, Ill.

Chicago Kids Company performs the classic tale from Feb. 6-April 12.

When: 10:30 a.m. weekdays; 1 p.m. Saturday March 23.
Cost: $12

Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat

Emerald City Theatre Company | Chicago, Ill.

The Cat in the Hat is the perfect friend for a boring rainy afternoon. From games and mischief to Thing One and Thing Two, The Cat brings all sorts of trouble to this gray day--but will Sally and her brother be able to explain the mess to Mother? Performances run Jan. 26-June 9, 2013.

Cost: $16, $13 kids, limited number of $10 tickets available for all performances

The Frog Prince Continued

Emerald City Theatre Company | Chicago, Ill.

When happily ever after isn't what he expected, the Frog Prince heads out for a new adventure. While searching for his true amphibian self, he meets witches from Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gretel, and Cinderella's Fairy Godmother. Performances run Jan. 26-June 9, 2013.

Cost: $16, $13 kids, limited number of $10 tickets available for all performances

​"Sense"-ational Science

LEEP Forward Developmental Clinic | Chicago, Ill.

Classes are designed to generate interest in science in children with Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) or Apsergers' and encourage them to develop questions about our natural world. They have opportunities to question and problem solve alongside their peers in a supportive environment. ​In class we will explore things like: what is a scientist?; movement and motion of objects; the growth and development of living things; social interactions and group behavio; relationships in ecosystems; adaptation; weather and climate; the roles of water on earth; earth materials; space science; dinosaurs.

When: 3:30-4:15 p.m. Monday; 4-4:45 p.m. Wednesday
Cost: $160
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