Polar Bear Awareness Week

Lincoln Park Zoo | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Learn more about polar bears - and what can be done to help them. The zoo offers twice-daily Arctic activities at 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Resident polar bear Anana will be in for some extra treats, and staff and volunteers will be giving away free passes to see To The Arctic 3Dat Navy Pier IMAX Theater.

Cost: Free

Spring Open House & Lillstreet Loft Grand Opening

Lillstreet Art Center | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Explore all 3 levels, 24 classrooms, an artisan gift shop, and gallery. Experiment in all departments with our free workshops and demonstrations for any age, including special kids' activities from noon-4 p.m.

When: Noon-4 p.m.
Cost: Free

In The Park with Civic Homan Square

Chicago Symphony Orchestra | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Chamber ensembles from the Civic Orchestra present free, interactive concerts in neighborhoods across Chicago as part of the MusiCorps In the Park with Civic series, a music education and advocacy program.

 

When: 1 p.m.
Cost: Free

Sweet Home Chicago: The History of America’s Candy Capital

Harold Washington Library Center | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Exhibit includes numerous artifacts, photographs and other documentary items that tell the story of Chicago's iconic candy makers, including Snickers, Lemonheads, Butterfingers and Cracker Jack.

Cost: Free

Free Music Together Classes

Greenhouse Theater Center | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

March is "Sing With Your Child Month" so Marsha's Music is hosting an Open House Week of Free Classes culminating in a Drum Circle Fam Jam. Classes are appropriate for babies, toddlers and preschoolers and are at Greenhouse Theater Center; Joan's Studio, 1438 E. 57th St., Chicago; and Nazareth Family Center, 1127 N. Oakley, Chicago. Free classes run from March 1-7. Call (773) 288-3815 or marshasmusic.com to register.

 

 

Cost: Free

The People's Passion Play

Quest Theatre Ensemble | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Chronicles the creation of the universe and key biblical events through the Passion and Resurrection. The production is suitable for all ages and uses music and large-scale puppetry. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays from Feb. 22-March 31.

Cost: Free, donations accepted

Network & Resource Meetings

The Windy City/Chicagoland Apraxia Network | Downers Grove, Ill.

FREE  

Parents, caregivers, educators, therapists and professionals can learn more about apraxia and associated issues at meetings held on the first Thursday of each month. The meeting format rotates between informational/networking to topic- or speaker-driven. Meeting locations vary. Contact Holly Olmsted-Hickey at chicagoapraxia@comcast.net for additional information on meeting topic, speaker or location.

Cost: Free
 





 
 
 
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