A variety of
hands-on activities, service opportunities, and exhibits are
available for families to enjoy throughout the day. At 2 p.m., join
park ranger Cliff Goins as he leads an armchair tour of National
Park Service sites that celebrate the civil rights movement.Or take
part in a stewardship activity, such as preparing seeds for spring
planting or cutting invasive honeysuckle near the center. Visitors
also can make a free craft, enjoy the hands-on exhibits or help
feed the Douglas Center's resident reptiles and fish and snowshoes
and cross-country skis are available for free checkout.
Take a snowshoe hike at Lincoln Marsh. Hot cocoa, marshmallows
and a campfire follow. Children must be accompanied by a registered
adult. Snowshoes are provided.
Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day as storyteller Linda
Gorham weaves multicultural stories with "attitude," then stop by
the Art Studio to create a self portrait.
Public skating for all ages and levels, free skating and hockey
clinics with professional instructors on the ice, prizes, contests,
and raffles and a skating exhibition.
The Snow Queen will be staged at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, and 2
p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Mussetter-Struble
Theater, 1949 Campus Drive, on the Evanston campus. Admission is
free and open to the public. The musical is recommended for
audiences aged 7 and older and their family members. Children who
attend will have the opportunity to meet the cast after the show.
Estimated running time is approximately two hours, including one
Stanley Lambchop wants to travel the world to escape his
ordinary life. One night, a bulletin board falls right on top of
Stanley and he wakes up really flat. Recommended for kids 3-10.
Special one-hour family-oriented performances that follow free
parent/child movement workshops with the artists.
Common materials and everyday objects - such as wires,
tubes, boxes and fabric - spring to life as fantastical
Search for animal clues on the trails and discover animal
behaviors by following their trails.
The show will open Jan. 18, with performances Jan. 18-20
and 25-27. Tickets are on sale at the Naperville Park
District at www.napervilleparks.org and at the Administration
Building, 320 W. Jackson Ave., and at the new 95th Street Center,
located at 2244 W. 95th St.