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Read to Succeed with the Chicago Wolves

Park Ridge Public Library | Park Ridge, Ill.

FREE  

The goal is for every young participant is to spend more time in libraries and see the valuable resources they have to offer, as well as understand the benefits of reading as a recreational tool. Wolves players visit the libraries throughout the season and speak about the important role education plays in their lives as professional athletes. Today, meet Wolves center Christian Hanson.

When: 4 p.m.
Cost: Free

Japan and Nature: Spirits of the Seasons

Kohl Children's Museum | Glenview, Ill.

A multi-media, interactive, exhibit that allows children to discover how nature is reflected and celebrated in the lives of Japanese children through special seasonal environments and traditional Japanese activities. The exhibit focuses on the regions of Lake Biwa, Sapporo, Kyoto and Fukuoka, offering an in-depth exploration of each region through video, audio and visual media, as well as authentic props and hands-on interactive activities.

Cost: Free with admission

Storytelling: Inspiring Traditions for Generations

Mitchell Museum of the American Indian | Evanston, Ill.

Exhibit looks at the many ways Native Americans tell the history of their people through visual and oral traditions. It contains more than sixty artifacts from tribes throughout the United States and Canada, including an Ojibwe drum, Winnebego jingle dress and Navajo rug.

Cost: $5, $3 fseniors, students and kids; free museum members and Tribal members

The Orchid Show

Chicago Botanic Garden | Glencoe, Ill.

A showcase of unusual and stunning orchids that gives visitors the opportunity to learn about one of the largest, most diverse and revered flowering plant families. Special activities include a Garden Shop kiosk offering orchid items for purchase, orchid vendors on the weekends, a free story time in the Lenhardt Library on Mondays, and family weekend classes that include making ice cream with the vanilla orchid seed and making a tropical terrarium.

When: Purchase timed tickets online
Cost: Check website

Solar Lit Trails

Lake County Forest Preserves | Libertyville, Ill.

FREE  

With small solar lights to guide their way, hikers, skiers and snowshoers traverse the Solar Lit Trails at Pleasant Valley, Woodstock (half mile beginner loop) or Hickory Grove Highlands, Cary (1 mile intermediate loop).

When: until 9 p.m. daily
Cost: Free

Social Group

The Chicago Lighthouse Vision Rehabilitation Center (The Chicago Lighthouse North) | Glenview, Ill.

Kids have the opportunity to build long-lasting friendships through organized play that aims for positive group interaction. This lively group will also eat a small meal together to further enhance social development and maximize each child's potential. Families are asked to bring their own lunch. An interesting sensory food item will be provided.

When: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Cost: $48 for 6 weeks
 







 
 
 
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