Homebound this spring break? Forget cabin fever. Catch a
little SPRING fever instead. Fling into spring by trying something
Go on an underwater adventure at Chicago Scuba School.
Newcomers get the chance to learn about scuba diving in a 90-minute
discovery class. Ages 8 and up.
Sign up for a trapeze lesson at the Trapeze School New
York located at the Broadway Armory Park in Chicago's Edgewood
neighborhood. Ages 6 and up.
Get a backstage pass and your big moment up on the famous Chicago Theater stage.
The historic Chicago Theatre offers a weekly Marquee Tour. Tuesdays
and Thursdays at noon, Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
The icing on the cake is not having to bake! Leave the baking to
the folks at Give Me Some
Sugar and learn how to decorate like a pro without all the
mess. The Roscoe Village cake decorating studio is offering a
Barbie doll cake decorating class March 10 and 24. Tell them Donna
Bozzo sent you and get $10 off.
Check out the only natural waterfall in Chicago at the
North Park Village Nature Center, a 46-acre nature preserve at
5801 N. Pulaski Road. You will find the 4-foot-high waterfall where
the North Branch of the Chicago River tumbles into the North Shore
Channel. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
A personal favorite: You can star in your very own newscast at
the hands-on SciTech
Museum in Aurora. The camera is ready to roll!
Pull up an easel and take a still life class at the Chicago Art &
Design Center where kids are treated like professional young
Parents, after a long day with the kiddos at home, grab your
partner or a friend and swing on over to Big City Swing for a drop-in
swing class. No experience or partner needed!
Learn bee biology and how to start your own beehive at a Chicago Honey Co-op's beekeeping
class at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum. Call (773) 848-2246
for more information.
Use your time off as an opportunity for community service.
Volunteer to serve dinner to Chicago's hungry. After an hour-long
training session, volunteers can sign up to plate and serve dinner
4:30-6:30 p.m. any night of the year at Northside P.O.W.E.R.'s
(People Organized to Work, Educate and Restore) A Just Harvest kitchen. Ages 12 and
up. Call (773) 262-2297.
Hibernating at home during a Chicago winter with little
kids can get old really quickly. So we decided to spend six days
and nights hibernating in Chicago-area hotels instead.
The rules were simple: Test each hotel to see if it's
possible to entertain two small kids and keep your sanity without
stepping outside. Not only did we keep our sanity, but we had a
blast doing it.