Get out and play
Monday is Presidents Day, which means your little ones will probably have some time on their hands. We’ve got you covered with a few events going on this Monday around the Chicago area. If you want more events, visit our Calendar, www.chicagoparent.com/calendar.asp.
Explore your favorite president—or discover which one you like the best—at the Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St., Chicago, during the free Presidents Day Celebration from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. This drop-in event includes songs, stories, crafts and musical and dramatic performances. For more information, call (312) 642-4600 or visit www.chicagohistory.org.
Meet George Washington—played by Terry Lynch—in“George Washington: From Mt. Vernon to Washington, D.C.” at the Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood St., Des Plaines, at 3 p.m. Mr. Washington will tell his life story in this one man play. This event is free. For more information, call (847) 376-2839 or visit www.dppl.org.
Let your kids get down with the boogie-beat at Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago, for a three hour workshop starting at 9 a.m. There, your kids will work with members of the theatre’s break dance troupe, Connect Force, to learn the break dancing basics. This event is best suited for kids 6-12 and costs $25. For more information and to reserve your kid’s spot, call (773) 761-4477 or visit www.lifelinetheatre.com.
Our first president needs your help to lead the country in“George Washington Follies” at the Lake Villa District Library, 1001 E. Grand Ave., Lake Villa, at 1 p.m. Mr. Washington will also find help from other famous leaders of the past. This event is free. For more information, call (847) 356-7711 or visit lvdl.org. Photo courtesy of the Chicago History Museum.
Get your tickets here
Five lucky Chicago Parent families will have a chance to see“Penelope” at the opening screening Saturday, Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. at the AMC River East, 322 E. Illinois St., Chicago. Each family will receive two admit-two passes.“Penelope” is rated PG. To win, tell us what the first thing your family plans to do when the snow melts and why. Post your answer on our discussion board, then e-mail your answer, name and your Chicago Parent ID to firstname.lastname@example.org. You must post and e-mail us for your answer to be counted. We will not release your information-it is purely for contact purposes. Winners will be chosen at random and may have no affiliation with Wednesday Journal Inc. or its employees.
Piece of the prize
This week, five lucky Chicago Parent readers will win two Animal Planet DVDs,"Romeo and Juliette: A Monkey’s Tale” and"Saving a Species: Gorillas on the Brink.” To win, tell us your kids’ funniest quips on our discussion board. Once you have posted, e-mail your answer, name and your Chicago Parent ID to email@example.com. You must post and e-mail us for your answer to be counted. We will not release your information-it is purely for contact purposes. Some answers may appear in Chicago Parent magazine. Winners will be chosen at random and may have no affiliation with Wednesday Journal Inc. or its employees.
Fitness for kids
Do you know a child who could use a little more fitness? Win a Fitness Camp Session valued at $5,900. Chicago Parent, Michigan Apple Committee and Wellspring Camps are offering one winning Chicago area child a free four-week weight loss and fitness camp session (transportation not included). To enter, send us a photo, your contact information and why your child should win to firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 22. Children must be between the ages of 5 and 24.
We’re looking for loyal readers, like you, to be a Chicago Parent ambassador. Chicago Parent ambassadors have the opportunity to interact with other Chicago Parent readers by working at fun, lively community events sponsored by Chicago Parent throughout the city and suburbs.
A Chicago Parent ambassador must be friendly and customer-oriented. Duties include distributing goody bags, answering questions about Chicago Parent magazine and registering people interested in receiving the Chicago Parent Weekend E-dition.
Base pay is $8.50 an hour and we reimburse for parking expenses. In some cases, complementary tickets are available for family and friends. There are lots of giveaways from other vendors at most of these events, too.
Please contact Kristin Brcak, email@example.com, for more information.