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Where to go and what to do in the South Suburbs


Chicago Parent Staff


Alsip-Merrionette Park Public Library
11960 S. Pulaski Road, Alsip
(708) 371-5666

Movie and Popcorn 11 a.m. Feb. 7. Kids of all ages can enjoy a movie presentation. $1, free residents. Valentine Bingo 4-4:45 p.m. Feb. 13. Kids 5-11 can play for prizes. Parents must accompany younger kids. Free. Melikin Puppets presents "Aesop's Fables" 11 a.m. Feb. 21. Free.

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

Children's Art Classes 9-10:30 a.m. and 10:30-noon beginning Feb. 28. Kids 5-13 can learn printmaking, papermaking, pottery and other arts. All materials provided except personal sketchbook. Six-week session. Registration required. $65.

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

Valentine's Day Crafts Feb. 11-14. President Art Feb. 18-21. Fairy Tale Week and Mardi Gras Crafts Feb. 25-28. The museum is anticipating a move to its new location; visit Web site for updates.

Fossil Ridge Public Library District
386 W. Kennedy Road, Braidwood
(815) 458-2187

Toddler Two Storytime 10 a.m. Monday, February-March. Registration required. Parent must attend with child. Storytime 6 p.m. Monday and 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, February-March. Kids 3-5 without parent. Registration required.

Governors State University Center for Performing Arts
1 University Pkwy., University Park
(708) 235-2222

Junie B. Jones performance 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Feb. 21. Visit Web site for ticket information.

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

Winter Warriors: Cross Country Skiing 3 p.m. Feb. 8. Families can learn about what it takes to get equipped for cross-country skiing and get a lesson, weather permitting. Registration required. $10. Snowshoeing 3-5 p.m. Feb. 15. Take a walk around the property with snowshoes. Families with kids 8 and older. Free.

Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa St., Joliet
(815) 723-5201

Lunch with the Lincolns 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. Feb. 21. Join President and Mrs. Lincoln for lunch at the museum. Learn about the Lincolns and complete a craft. Kids 7 and older. Registration required. $10 kids, $7 adults.

Joliet Public Library
150 N. Ottawa, Joliet
(815) 740-2663

Meet Abe Lincoln 10 a.m. Feb. 14. Kids 6-11 can experience a one-man show using slides and music. Free.

Joliet Public Library
Black Road Branch
3395 Black Road, Joliet
(815) 740-2663

Meet Abe Lincoln 2 p.m. Feb. 14. Kids 6-11 can experience a one-man show using slides and music. Free.

Matteson Public Library
801 S. School St., Matteson
(708) 748-4431 ext. 26

Holy Goat Percussion 1:30-2:30 p.m. Feb. 1. Experience traditional West African music by Michael J. Taylor. Valentine's Day Party with Clifford the Big Red Dog 2 p.m. Feb. 14. Enjoy crafts, stories and treats. Bring your camera to get a picture with Clifford. Registration required. Chinese Moon Festival 7-8 p.m. Feb. 25. Kerry Leung will present a concert with Chinese instruments.

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

Steal Away Home 11 a.m. Feb. 7. Family performance about the escape of two young boys from a South Carolina plantation. Visit Web site for ticket information.

Rialto Square Theater
102 N. Chicago St., Joliet
(815) 726-6600

Vienna Boys' Choir 3 p.m. Feb. 8. Check Web site for ticket information.

Thorn Creek Nature Center
247 Monee Road, Park Forest
(708) 747-6320

Sounds of Thorn Creek 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 14. Take a hike with a naturalist to hear the different sounds of the woods. $5. Build a Birdhouse 3-5 p.m. Feb. 28. Kids 11 and older can create a birdhouse out of a gourd. $10.

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

Crochet for Kids 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 4. Kids 7-12 can learn the basic stitches to make a scarf. Materials provided. Registration required. $18, $12 resident. Webkinz Party 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 11. Kids 6-11 can bring their WebKinz, make a rainbow chair and decorate a Collie Cookie. Registration required. $13, $10 resident.


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