The Children’s Farm at The Center12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park(708) 361-3650www.thecenterpalos.org
Children’s Farm Family Visit 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in March. Featuring pony rides and animal visits. $4.50, free kids 1 and under.
The Children’s Museumof Oak Lawn9600 E. Shore Drive, Oak Lawn(708) 423-6709www.cmoaklawn.org
"Seuss-a-thon" reading and crafts March 1-7. St. Patrick’s Day crafts March 11-14. Celebrate the invention of LEGOS March 18-21. Learn magic March 25-28. The museum is anticipating a move to its new location; visit Web site for updates. Events are recommended for kids 2-10.
Homewood Flossmoor Park District3301 Flossmoor Road, Flossmoor(708) 957-0300www.hfparks.com
Pulaski Day Show 10:30 a.m.-noon March 2. Entertainment by Rick Kelley featuring hula-hoop activities and a sing-along. Held at the H-F Sports Complex. Registration required. $8, $5 resident.
Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center 2453 Vollmer Road, Olympia Fields(708) 481-2330www.ironsoaks.com
Feed the Birds 1-3 p.m. March 2. Make a birdfeeder out of recycled materials. Kids 6-12. Registration required. $15, $10 resident.
Joliet Park DistrictMulti-Purpose Center3000 W. Jefferson St., Joliet(815) 741-PARK (7275)www.jolietpark.org
I Believe in Magic 4-4:55 p.m. March 31. Kids 5-12 can learn magic tricks. All materials provided. Registration required. $25, $20 resident.
Joliet Public Library150 N. Ottawa, Joliet3395 Black Road, Joliet(815) 740-2663www.joliet.lib.il.us
Goosebumps: Fear and Fun 4:30 p.m. March 13. Enjoy scary treats, gross experiments and stories. Registration required. Free.
Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens 7402 Lake Katherine Drive, Palos Heights(708) 361-1873www.lakekatherine.org
Green Waterfall for St. Patrick’s Day noon March 17. The waterfall will be dyed green.Lions Community Center 1 W. Manor Drive, New Lenox(815) 485-3584www.newlenoxparks.org
Just A Little Bit of Irish Luck 6:45-7:45 p.m. March 10. Kids 6-10 can enjoy games and crafts. Registration required. $15.
MainStreet PlainfieldLockport Street, Plainfield(815) 436-5510www.mainstreetplainfield.org
St. Patrick’s Irish Day Parade March 8. Kids can come to Plainfield Central High School to enter the best-decorated bike contest and then join in the parade. Check Web site for time and details.
Monee ReservoirRidgeland Avenue, west of Route 50 and south of Pauling Road, Monee(815) 727-8700www.fpdwc.org/monee.cfm
Woodcock Walk 7 p.m. March 27. Learn about the American Woodcock and then take a hike to watch for the courtship flight. Kids 7 and older. Registration required. Free.
Pilcher Park Nature Center2501 Highland Park Drive, Joliet(815) 741-7277www.jolietpark.org
Pioneer Fest and Pancake Breakfast 8 a.m.-noon March 14-15. See a maple syrup-making demonstration and enjoy pancakes, sausage and maple syrup. $8, $5 kids, free 1 and under.
Plainfield Park DistrictRenwick Community ParkRenwick Road just west of Route 59(815) 436-8812www.plainfieldparkdistrict.com
Mother-Son Dance—’80s Style 6:30-8 p.m. March 6. Enjoy dancing, games and refreshments. Dress in ‘80s style and compete for prizes. Held at JFK Middle School, 12350 S. Essington. Registration required. $30/couple, $20/couple resident; additional sibling $20, $10 resident.
Plum Creek Nature CenterGoodenow Grove Forest Preserve, Beecher (815) 727-8700www.fpdwc.org/plumcreek.cfm
Salamander Safari 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 28. Learn how to identify frogs by their calls and see a variety of amphibians. Hikes held throughout the day. Registration required. Free.
Provena Saint Joseph Inwood Athletic Club3000 W. Jefferson St., Joliet(815) 741-PARK (7275)www.jolietpark.orgFamily Float Night 6-9 p.m. March 20. Rafts and pool toys will be allowed for this pool party. Walk-in fee applies, members free.
Sand Ridge Nature Center15890 Paxton Ave., South Holland(708) 868-0606www.fpdcc.com
Wee Wonders: Snakes 1:30 p.m. March 19. Kids 3-4 can learn all about snakes. Registration required. Free. Nature Tales: Raccoons 1:30 p.m. March 28. Learn about raccoons. Kids 5-10. Registration required. Free.
Southside Irish Paradewww.southsideirishparade.org
Parade, featuring about 120 groups of families and community organizations, noon March 15. Parade route is from 104th and Western to 115th and Western.
Village of Orland Park Sportsplex11351 W. 159th St., Orland Park(708) 403-PARK or (708) 645-PLAYwww.orland-park.il.us
Camp In at Sportsplex 5:30 p.m.-9 a.m. March 28-29. Camp inside and enjoy rock climbing, athletic events and a movie. Continental breakfast served at 7:30 a.m. Registration required. $41, $33 resident per tent.
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