We do our best to provide the most relevant and timely information to our readers, but please confirm dates, times, and availability before attending an event.

Events are posted on Little Lake County from information found on, but not limited to, attraction sites, government city sites; as well as submissions from individual attractions, press releases, and PR firms. All events are subject to change without notice and Little Lake County cannot be held responsible.

Little Lake County loves hearing about events!!  Events must be low cost or free and for kids, families or parents. Events must not require pre-registration to attend, and must welcome walk-ins. To submit your event for the calendar please click the green +Post Your Event button on the calendar below.

Questions about the calendar? Please contact Melissa.

{TR} = Ticket Required – this are free events that require a ticket, generally they are handed out just prior to the event.

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Amazing Animal Series: Surviving Winter 2:00 pm
Amazing Animal Series: Surviving Winter @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Jan 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
January: Organisms are exposed to and influenced by five vectors of winter: Cold, Radiation, Energy, Wind and Snow. Discover how the natural world survives winter. Kids explore the reasons for changing seasons and discover how [...]
Playdate Connection! 6:00 pm
Playdate Connection! @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Jan 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
This fun parenting workshop is geared toward parents and their 0-3 year old children. Experts from Family Focus will provide guidance and support on healthy interactions with your little one. Learn about child development with [...]
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Teen Crafts at the library 2:30 pm
Teen Crafts at the library @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Jan 8 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Crafting in the library: January 8: Woven Friendship Bracelets January 15: 90’s-Inspired Friendship Bracelets January 29: Marbled Charms February 12: Marbled Charms February 19: Sew a Scrunchie February 26: Perler Bead Characters March 4: Backpack Buddy March 11: St. Paddy’s “Pot of Gold” [...]
Explore Your World 3:00 pm
Explore Your World @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Jan 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Different topic each week! Call the library for more information! Age Group(s): ZB Kids (Grades K-4), ZB Kids (Grades 3-6)
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Child Development Screening 10:00 am
Child Development Screening @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Jan 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Are you wondering about your child’s development? The library is now an ASQ screening site! Screen your child to see if they are on the right track in 5 key areas (communication, gross motor, fine [...]
MOVIE NIGHT 2:15 pm
MOVIE NIGHT @ Leisure Center
Jan 11 @ 2:15 pm – 4:15 pm
If you’re interested in movies, this is the group for you! Movie Club creates an atmosphere for the community to get together and share opinions and theories on aspects of the film. Strong friendships have [...]
Train Storytime! 3:00 pm
Train Storytime! @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Jan 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
We’ll read train books and then play with wooden toy train sets. Kids (Ages 0-6)
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Storytime! at ZB Library 10:30 am
Storytime! at ZB Library @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Jan 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Attend weekly storytimes to boost your child’s development! Each storytime will include early literacy skills geared at the birth through six age group. Siblings welcome!
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Play Dough Play Date! 10:30 am
Play Dough Play Date! @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Jan 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Make new friends and play with play dough! Play dough allows children to use their creativity and imagination while developing their hand-eye coordination. The library will provide the dough & tools and will take care [...]
Teen Crafts at the library 2:30 pm
Teen Crafts at the library @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Jan 15 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Crafting in the library: January 8: Woven Friendship Bracelets January 15: 90’s-Inspired Friendship Bracelets January 29: Marbled Charms February 12: Marbled Charms February 19: Sew a Scrunchie February 26: Perler Bead Characters March 4: Backpack Buddy March 11: St. Paddy’s “Pot of Gold” [...]
Explore Your World 3:00 pm
Explore Your World @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Jan 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Different topic each week! Call the library for more information! Age Group(s): ZB Kids (Grades K-4), ZB Kids (Grades 3-6)
Teen Art Club 6:00 pm
Teen Art Club @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Jan 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Art club is for artists of all levels: advanced or beginners. Each Month you will learn/do a different form of art.  Locations: The Sandbox Age Group(s): High School Teens (Grades 9-12), ZB Teens (Grades 6-8)
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LEGO Free Build 2:00 pm
LEGO Free Build @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Jan 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Drop in any time between 2:00 and 4:00 pm to construct your ideas using Legos. ZB Kids (Grades K-4), ZB Kids (Grades 3-6)
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Storytime! at ZB Library 10:30 am
Storytime! at ZB Library @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Jan 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Attend weekly storytimes to boost your child’s development! Each storytime will include early literacy skills geared at the birth through six age group. Siblings welcome!
Kids Cook! 5:00 pm
Kids Cook! @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Jan 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join Miss Monica from the University of Illinois Extension as you make your own fun and healthy snacks! Then we will enjoy some interactive games together! Space is limited so arriving early or on time is [...]
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Play Dough Play Date! 10:30 am
Play Dough Play Date! @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Jan 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Make new friends and play with play dough! Play dough allows children to use their creativity and imagination while developing their hand-eye coordination. The library will provide the dough & tools and will take care [...]
Explore Your World 3:00 pm
Explore Your World @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Jan 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Different topic each week! Call the library for more information! Age Group(s): ZB Kids (Grades K-4), ZB Kids (Grades 3-6)
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Model Train Winter Wonderland
Model Train Winter Wonderland @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Jan 25 all-day
Check out an impressive model train display from the North Central O’Gaugers Club! Watch as working trains zip through snow covered towns and landscapes. There will also be a mini display featuring Thomas the Train [...]
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Storytime! at ZB Library 10:30 am
Storytime! at ZB Library @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Jan 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Attend weekly storytimes to boost your child’s development! Each storytime will include early literacy skills geared at the birth through six age group. Siblings welcome!
Teen Art Club 6:00 pm
Teen Art Club @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Art club is for artists of all levels: advanced or beginners. Each Month you will learn/do a different form of art.  Locations: The Sandbox Age Group(s): High School Teens (Grades 9-12), ZB Teens (Grades 6-8)
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Play Dough Play Date! 10:30 am
Play Dough Play Date! @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Jan 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Make new friends and play with play dough! Play dough allows children to use their creativity and imagination while developing their hand-eye coordination. The library will provide the dough & tools and will take care [...]
Teen Crafts at the library 2:30 pm
Teen Crafts at the library @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Jan 29 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Crafting in the library: January 8: Woven Friendship Bracelets January 15: 90’s-Inspired Friendship Bracelets January 29: Marbled Charms February 12: Marbled Charms February 19: Sew a Scrunchie February 26: Perler Bead Characters March 4: Backpack Buddy March 11: St. Paddy’s “Pot of Gold” [...]
Explore Your World 3:00 pm
Explore Your World @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Jan 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Different topic each week! Call the library for more information! Age Group(s): ZB Kids (Grades K-4), ZB Kids (Grades 3-6)
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14 Comments

  1. The events seem to revolve in most part around children and families and although that is nice, there is not a lot for single adults. is there a separate web site for those events?

  2. Is there a way to print out the calendar of just the month of June in one page? A printer friendly version?
    When I try to print it, it is wanting to print 25 pages in strange columns.
    Thanks.

  3. Rockin Jump no longer has rockin tots on Saturdays in the summer if you want to make that change. They said it would return in the fall.

  4. There is a new gym opening in lindenhurst called Play Tyme Gym. They are opening at the end of January I believe and have added some classes and prices to their FB page. Just something new to add to the calendar. Thanks for all you do! ❤️

  5. Busy brains POP UP museum will be in Grayslake at the Heritage Center (in the basement) starting January 14 9-8pm and most other days 9-2. $5 for an all day pass. I didn’t see it on the calendar so thought I’d mention it.

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