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Chicago Parent Staff

 

Learn scuba at Provena Saint Joseph Inwood Athletic Club.
Alsip-Merrionette Park Public Library
11960 S. Pulaski Road, Alsip
(708) 371-5666
www.alsip-mp.lib.il.us

Fancy Nancy Party 11 a.m. April 11. Kids 4 and older can dress up, make a craft and play games. Spring Bingo 4-4:45 p.m. April 15. Kids 5-11.

Bird Haven Greenhouse
225 N. Gougar Road, Joliet
(815) 741-7278 ext. 106
www.jolietpark.org

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny 9-10:30 a.m. April 4. $10, free kids 2 and under.

The Children's Farm at The Center
12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park
(708) 361-3650
www.thecenterpalos.org

Easter Egg Roundup April 11. 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Advance tickets required for kids 10 and under. $16, free adults and older siblings.

The Children's Museum of Oak Lawn
9600 E. Shore Drive, Oak Lawn
(708) 423-6709
www.cmoaklawn.org

Earth Day and Arbor Day April 22-25. National Week of the Young Child April 22-25. The museum is anticipating a move to its new location; visit Web site for updates. Recommended for kids 2-10.

Freedom Hall Nathan Manilow Theatre
410 Lakewood Blvd., Park Forest
(708) 747-0580
www.freedomhall.org

Max and Ruby 7 p.m. April 24.

Homewood Flossmoor Park District
3301 Flossmoor Road, Flossmoor
(708) 957-0300
www.hfparks.com

Lucky Egg Hunt 10 a.m. April 4 at Irwin Park. Kids 6 and under. Free.

Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center
2453 Vollmer Road, Olympia Fields
(708) 481-2330
www.ironsoaks.com

Flashlight Egg Hunt 7:30-8:30 p.m. April 3. Kids 3-10. Register. $15, $10 resident.

Joliet Park District
Hartman Center, 511 N. Collins St., Joliet
(815) 741-PARK (7275)
www.jolietpark.org

Family Fridays 6:30-9 p.m. April 3 and 24. Movies, open gym and snacks. Registration required. $5.

Joliet Park District Multi-Purpose Center
3000 W. Jefferson St., Joliet
(815) 741-PARK (7275)
www.jolietpark.org

All Around Best Day Adventures 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 10 and 13. Art projects, games, sports and swimming for kids 6-12. Registration. $25 day.

Joliet Park District
Nowell Park, 5 Mills Road, Joliet
(815) 741-PARK (7275)
www.jolietpark.org

Easter Egg Hunt 10 a.m. April 4. Kids 11 and under can hunt for eggs. Free.

Joliet Park District Paul E. Briese Park
Ingalls and Cedarwood Drive, Joliet
(815) 741-PARK (7275)
www.jolietpark.org

Kite Fly 11 a.m.-1 p.m. April 18. Bring your own kite or make one. Free.

Joliet Public Library
150 N. Ottawa, Joliet
(815) 740-2663
www.joliet.lib.il.us

Jan's Clan Puppet Show 10 a.m. April 18. Tickets 30 minutes before performance. Free. Earth Day Book Art 4:30 p.m. April 20. Kids 9-13. Registration required. Free.

Joliet Public Library
Black Road Branch, 3395 Black Road, Joliet
(815) 740-2663
www.joliet.lib.il.us

Jan's Clan Puppet Show 2 p.m. April 18. Tickets available 30 minutes before performance. Free.

Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens
7402 Lake Katherine Drive, Palos Heights
(708) 361-1873
www.lakekatherine.org

Arbor Day Celebration 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 25. Animals, puppet shows, hay rides and nature exhibits. Free.

Moraine Valley Community College
Dorothy Menker Theater
9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills
(708) 974-4300
www.morainevalley.edu

The Emperor's New Clothes 11 a.m. April 25. Recommended for kids 4-10.

Pilcher Park Nature Center
2501 Highland Park Drive, Joliet
(815) 741-7277
www.jolietpark.org

Bats Live 9 and 11 a.m. April 18. Meet bats. Registration required. $8.

Plainfield Park District Renwick Community Park
Renwick Road, just west of Route 59
(815) 436-8812
www.plainfieldparkdistrict.com

Flashlight Egg Hunt 8 p.m. April 3 at Van Horn Woods. Kids 10-12. Register. $7.50, $5 resident. Easter Egg Hunt 11 a.m. for kids 4 and under, 11:30 a.m. for kids 5-9, April 4 at Central Elementary School. Free.

Provena Saint Joseph Inwood Athletic Club

3000 W. Jefferson St., Joliet

(815) 741-PARK (7275)

www.jolietpark.org

Bubble Maker 2-3 p.m. April 25. Kids 8-10 can try out scuba diving. Register. $40, $30 resident. Youth Discover Scuba 3-4 p.m. April 25. Learn safety and try equipment. Kids 10-14. Register. $40, $30 resident.

Sand Ridge Nature Center
15890 Paxton Ave., South Holland
(708) 868-0606
www.fpdcc.com

Earth Day 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 18. Displays, walks, puppet shows, a craft and Earth Day Jeopardy. Free.

Village of Beecher
Firemen's Park, 673 Penfield St., Beecher
(708) 946-2261
www.villageofbeecher.org/chamber

Easter Egg Hunt 11 a.m. April 4. Kids 12 and under can hunt for eggs.

Worth Park District
11500 S. Beloit, Worth
(708) 448-7080
www.worthparkdistrict.org

Twilight Egg Hunt 8 p.m. April 4. Kids 5-12. Register. $9, $6.

 

 
 







 
 
 
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