Martin Luther King Holiday Celebration

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore | Porter, Ind.

FREE  

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.

Cost: Free

Terrific Tales Story Time

Kelly Library | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

The Storybook Mom, Nili Yelin, reads to families and teaches the adults storytelling techniques to help promote literacy at home. Free snacks and book giveaway at the end of each session. Register at www.companies-that-care.org/tt-story-time.org.

When: 10-11 a.m. Jan. 19, Feb. 23, March 16
Cost: Free

"Curing Worries" Opening Event in Glendale Heights

Physicians Immediate Care | Glendale Heights, Ill.

FREE  

Fun and healthful activities include free chair massages, manicures, cholesterol screenings, and children's arts and crafts.

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

Science Fair! Event

Lakeshore Learning Store | Palatine, Ill.

FREE  

Afternoon includes hands-on actvities, live science demonstrations and experiments for kids.

When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: Free

Book Release Party for Todd Hasak-Lowy's "33 Minutes"

The Book Stall at Chestnut Court | Winnetka, Ill.

FREE  

Evanston author Todd Hasak-Lowy discusses and signs copies of his funny and poignant new novel for young people, "33 Minutes." Refreshments will be served.

When: 3-4 p.m.
Cost: Free

Black Bear Exhibit

Lake View Nature Center | Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.

FREE  

Feature the black bear and its adaptations for survival in the forest. Crawl into the bear's den, compare your senses to that of the black bear, feel his fur, come face to face with a black bear mount and more.

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

Oink, Baa, Moo: Farm Fun

Waukegan Public Library | Waukegan, Ill.

FREE  

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

Snowman Contest

Irons Oaks | Olympia Fields, Ill.

FREE  

Build a snowman out of biodegradable and natural items to win. Fill out an entry form at the main office.

Cost: Free
 



 
 
 
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