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Earth Day Celebration

McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum | Chicago, Ill.


More than a dozen students from Young Women's Leadership Charter School lead  museum activities, from answering visitors' questions about the river's fascinating history to water quality testing demonstrations and other educational activities.

When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Cost: Free

Global Warming: What's a kid to do?

Kidworks Touring Theatre Co. | Chicago, Ill.


Celebrate Earth Day with Kidworks Touring Theatre's production "Global Warming! What's a Kid to Do?" as the actors portray TV newscasters uncovering the scoop on climate change. Children in the audience volunteer to portray endangered monkeys, penguins and fish in the Great Barrier Reef, as all are inspired to recycle and make a difference on this planet. Get tickets through Kidworks (773) 972-7112 or Prairie Trails Library, (708) 430-3688.

When: 7 p.m.
Cost: Free

Earth Day Symposium

Glen Ellyn Park District | Glen Ellyn, Ill.


Local environmental organizations explain their roles in greening the community and share ideas on how we can help.

When: 7-8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free; registration required

Abraham Lincoln: Self-Made in America

The Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum | Grayslake, Ill.


The exhibition, created by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, explores the history of our 16th President, from his boyhood to his last years in office. Includes various family-friendly events.

Cost: Free; donations appreciated

Oink, Baa, Moo: Farm Fun

Waukegan Public Library | Waukegan, Ill.


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."

Cost: Free


Clark Street in Lincoln Park (SSA #23) | Chicago, Ill.


Clark Street in Lincoln Park is transformed into a vibrant art exhibition with competing artists onsite with displays, live art demonstrations, pop-up galleries, retailer presentations, workshops and more.

Cost: Free

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