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Chicago Kidney Action Day

Millennium Park | Chicago, Ill.


Event features free kidney health screenings, healthy food samples, interactive fitness demos, local entertainment and children's activities.

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

Facets Families Second Saturdays: Mother's Day Edition

Facets Multi-Media | Chicago, Ill.

Celebrate mothers, grandmothers, and the nurturers inside all of us through animated and live-action short films from Denmark, England, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, Turkey, and the U.S.

When: 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Cost: $9, $6 kids

Facets Families Second Saturdays: Love Bugs

Facets Multi-Media | Chicago, Ill.

Celebrate mothers, grandmothers, and the nurturers who care for us through animated and live-action short films from Canada, Hungary, the Netherlands, Singapore, and the U.S.

When: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Cost: $9, $6 kids

CineYouth Festival

Columbia College | Chicago, Ill.


Ninety-one short films are screened from filmmakers 21 years old and younger from around the world - including the US, Egypt, India, England and Australia. CineYouth  welcomes actor, writer and director John Francis Daley (Freaks and Geeks, Bones, Horrible Bosses) to share his experience with the film and television industry.

When: 7-9 p.m. Thursday; 5-9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday
Cost: Free

Family Cooking Class: La Charlotte aux fraises

Alliance Francaise de Chicago | Chicago, Ill.

Expose your child to French culture and language thanks to traditional French recipes, easy and fun to make. For reservation information call: (312) 337-1070.

When: 2-4 p.m.
Cost: $35 parent and child, $50 family (maximum 4)

Baby Loves Disco featuring Kriz Baronia

Lincoln Hall | Chicago, Ill.

Afternoon dance party featuring real music spun and mixed by DJs blending classic disco tunes from the 70s & 80s. There are also bubble machines, egg shakers, a chill-out room (with tents, books and puzzles), diaper changing stations, a full spread of healthy snacks and dancing. Tickets are available at

When: Call for time.
Cost: $15 for one, $50 for a four-ticket family pack, free for nonwalkers

Music and Singing with Little Miss Ann

Room & Board Chicago | Chicago, Ill.


Join children's singer-songwriter Little Miss Ann as she performs some of her favorite songs, which feature upbeat tunes that kids love and positive messages that parents appreciate.

When: 11-11:45 a.m.
Cost: Free

Tinkering Lab

Chicago Children's Museum | Chicago, Ill.

Children and families can innovate and interact directly with the real, three-dimensional world around them. Visitors design, build, test and retest with real tools and materials.

Cost: Free with admission

Scenes from the Stone Age

Field Museum | Chicago, Ill.

Scenes from the Stone Age: The Cave Paintings of Lascaux transports visitors to the Lascaux cave in France, where they'll discover prehistoric cave paintings. Walk through a full-sized replica of the cave, meet a lifelike stone-age family and play with interactive displays explaining the life of people who may have inhabited the cave.

Tickets are included in both Discovery and All-Access passes to the museum.


Creatures of Light

Field Museum | Chicago, Ill.

Delve into the mysterious world of bioluminescence, from the glowworms dangling from the ceiling of New Zealand's famous Waitomo Caves, to the deep-sea fishes that illuminate the perpetually dark depths of the oceans. Discover the variety of ways in which light is used to attract a mate, lure unsuspecting prey, or defend against a predator, and see how scientists study this amazing ability to glow.

Cost: Free with admission

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