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2011 November

Educating to prevent teen pregnancy

Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Department of Public Health are attacking the problem of teen pregnancy by partnering with Plan Parenthood of Illinois to teach parents how to talk to their kids.

Goodnight Moon wakes up the stage

Chicago Children's Theatre delves into the stories behind the story of the ever darkening room in Goodnight Moon.

Chicago Toy and Game Fair

The legendary Chicago Toy & Game Fair comes back to Navy Pier Nov. 19 and 20. See the latest toys and watch demonstrations. It's an extravaganza of play.

Feed the animals at Brookfield Zoo

Before you tuck into your turkey and stuffing, do a good—and uncommon—deed. Families can help Brookfield Zoo keepers feed some of the Children's Zoo animals, including goats, cows, horses and llamas.

Holidays around the world

Kidsworks Touring Theatre and the Museum of Science and Industry each have two great events to learn how to celebrate in any language.

Chicago Cut Restaurant

Merdith Sinclair reviews Chicago Cut in this month's installment of Ditch the Kids.

Kick off the holidays on the Magnificent Mile

Wanna take your family to the Mag Mile lighting ceremony on Nov. 19 but feel it might be too overwhelming? We have insider tips on when to arrive, where to sit, and even where to warm up and find a restroom.

Peanuts gang comes to Rockford

A new traveling exhibit brings the Peanuts characters to the Discovery Center through Jan. 8.

Jim Gill: A Chicago treasure

"Music Play For Folks of All Stripes" is Gill's sixth recording for young children. And you four chances to catch him in the Chicago area before Thanksgiving!

Percussion workshop for kids

If your Tupperware collection too often doubles as a drum set, A Paragon of Percussion hits just the right note. Bienen School of Music students demonstrate the booming world of percussion and showcase the unusual rhythmic sounds they can make.
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Father-Daughter Business ‘The Hot Dog Box’ Relishes in Success

They're changing the way Chicagoans eat their beloved hot dogs.

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Protect your family's skin this summer with these tips.