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Bird Day

Crabtree Nature Center | Barrington, Ill.


Experts help you spot them on our nature trails or see if you survive the Migration Obstacle Course. Kid's crafts, activities and live bird presentations.

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

Moms That Lay Eggs Campfire

Emily Oaks Nature Center | Skokie, Ill.

Spend an evening around a flickering campfire while celebrating Mother's Day by learning about local animals that lay eggs, and discover the variety of eggs laid in the water, soil and high above the ground. Campfire snacks are provided. Registration is requested. Kids must be accompanied by a registered adult.

When: 7-8 p.m.
Cost: $4

My Kingdom for an Orchestra

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall | Evanston, Ill.

Brass, woodwind, percussion and string musicians of the Northwestern University Chamber Orchestra present a variety of musical styles.

When: 10:30 a.m.
Cost: $6, $4 kids

Family Fun Fest

Lincolnwood Parks & Recreation | Lincolnwood, Ill.


Family-friendly afternoon of fun will consist of kite flying, dics golf, fishing, bike safety, tai chi, yoga, soccer, and rock 'n kids demonstrations and classes as well as kayak rides down the channel, family musical entertainment and stilt walking and interactive juggling.

When: 1-3 p.m.
Cost: Free

Spanish Storytime at Morton Grove Public Library

Morton Grove Public Library | Morton Grove, Ill.


Native speakers from Language Stars provide a 30-minute interactive FunImmersion program with books, songs and activities conducted entirely in their native language.

When: 2-3 p.m.
Cost: Free

Alice In Wonderland

Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences | Lincolnshire, Ill.

The classic tale, live on stage. A special one-hour presentation for children of all ages. March 14-May 18.

Cost: $15

Beauty and the Beast Jr.

The Wilmette Theatre | Wilmette, Ill.

Performances are 10 a.m. April 27, May 4 and 11; 7 p.m. May 12.




Cost: $15

Sideways Stories from Wayside School

Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center | Evanston, Ill.

Take a zany journey through the stairways of Wayside School. Performances run 7 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays; and 2 and 5 p.m. Sundays from May 3-12.



Cost: $5-$10

The Waa-Mu Show 2013: Flying Home

Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center | Evanston, Ill.

Imagine a world in which Wonderland, Oz and Neverland collide. The journeys of Alice, Dorothy and Wendy intersect and are woven together with a brand new fantasy. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday from May 3-12, with an additional show at 2 p.m. May 11.





Cost: $10-$30

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