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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Museum Family Crafts 10:00 am
Museum Family Crafts @ Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
Jan 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Spend your day off creating free winter-themed crafts at the Dunn Museum.Free with Museum admission. Registration not required. WHO: Families with children 12 and under.
Winter Walk-ins 1:00 pm
Winter Walk-ins @ Raupp Museum
Jan 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Every afternoon during winter break, the Raupp Museum will be open with special walk-in activities from 1 – 3:30 pm. Admission is free; so, stop by to learn something new, try something fun, and get [...]
Teen Crafts 7:00 pm
Teen Crafts @ Lake Bluff Public Library
Jan 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for teen crafts; put your own unique spin on these fun projects. All materials provided, just bring your creativity! January Snowflake Window Clings February DIY Bath Boombs
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Winter Walk-ins 1:00 pm
Winter Walk-ins @ Raupp Museum
Jan 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Every afternoon during winter break, the Raupp Museum will be open with special walk-in activities from 1 – 3:30 pm. Admission is free; so, stop by to learn something new, try something fun, and get [...]
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Meet the Forge 11:00 am
Meet the Forge @ Ela Area Public Library
Jan 4 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Drop by and paint a 3d model to take home, try out our technology kits, and learn about what our makerspace has to offer.
Snow Man crafts 1:00 pm
Snow Man crafts @ North Chicago Public Library
Jan 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Snowman Crafts; paint mason jars or make a snow globe  
Craft Cart in The Point 2:00 pm
Craft Cart in The Point @ Warren Newport Public Library
Jan 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Drop in for creative fun using materials from the Craft Cart. Grades K-5
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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
Jan 6 all-day
Stop by the Youth Services desk to pick-up a craft pack that you can either do in the Library or take home.
Maker Monday at Antioch Library 4:00 pm
Maker Monday at Antioch Library @ Antioch Public Library District,
Jan 6 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 (Grades K-5) Swing by the Library for an awesome drop-in craft.
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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
Jan 7 all-day
Stop by the Youth Services desk to pick-up a craft pack that you can either do in the Library or take home.
Craft and Storytime 10:00 am
Craft and Storytime @ North Chicago Public Library
Jan 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time and Craft. All ages
Preschool Picasso 11:30 am
Preschool Picasso @ Round Lake Area Public LIbrary
Jan 7 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Ages 3-5 – Bring your preschooler for a story and hands-on arts and crafts. Each session will have a different theme. Make sure to dress in clothes you don’t mind getting messy. Limited to 20. [...]
Create Workshop in The Vault – Teens 3:30 pm
Create Workshop in The Vault – Teens @ Warren Newport Public Library
Jan 7 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Grades 6 – 12 Come in and enjoy a break from school work and join us in The Vault for our create workshop! All skill levels invited. Materials will be provided. Registration not required. January [...]
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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
Jan 8 all-day
Stop by the Youth Services desk to pick-up a craft pack that you can either do in the Library or take home.
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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
Jan 9 all-day
Stop by the Youth Services desk to pick-up a craft pack that you can either do in the Library or take home.
Precious Prints 11:15 am
Precious Prints @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Jan 9 @ 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Ages 2-5 – Create a seasonal work of art with paint and your handprint! This keepsake is sure to be cherished. Child must be accompanied by an adult. Dress for mess. Space limited to the [...]
STEAM Ahead 3:30 pm
STEAM Ahead @ Warren Newport Public Library
Jan 9 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grades K-5 Stop by The Point for drop-in STEAM activities. January 9:  Magna-Tiles January 13: Snowflake Craft February 11: Paper Airplanes February 24: Cardinal Craft
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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
Jan 10 all-day
Stop by the Youth Services desk to pick-up a craft pack that you can either do in the Library or take home.
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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
Jan 11 all-day
Stop by the Youth Services desk to pick-up a craft pack that you can either do in the Library or take home.
Craft Cart in The Point 2:00 pm
Craft Cart in The Point @ Warren Newport Public Library
Jan 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Drop in for creative fun using materials from the Craft Cart. Grades K-5
Pop-up Book Storytime 2:00 pm
Pop-up Book Storytime @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Jan 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Ages 3-6 – Pop in for a pop-up book storytime! We’ll read pop-up and lift-the-flap books together and make a pop-up craft. Space is limited.  First come, first served.
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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
Jan 12 all-day
Stop by the Youth Services desk to pick-up a craft pack that you can either do in the Library or take home.
WinterFest at Volo Bog State Natural Area 12:00 pm
WinterFest at Volo Bog State Natural Area @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Jan 12 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Indoor and outdoor fun provides a wonderful cure to cabin fever! Miles Over Mountains brings us live music, plus… photo contest awards, winter-themed crafts and hot cocoa indoors, and bog tours, hiking and snow-permitting, cross-country [...]
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Mitten Window Clings 11:00 am
Mitten Window Clings @ Highland Park Public Library
Jan 13 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Make a set of ‘stained glass’ mitten to hang in your window. This program will be in the Youth Services department; no registration is required. This program is for families with children ages 3-14. No [...]
STEAM Ahead 3:30 pm
STEAM Ahead @ Warren Newport Public Library
Jan 13 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grades K-5 Stop by The Point for drop-in STEAM activities. January 9:  Magna-Tiles January 13: Snowflake Craft February 11: Paper Airplanes February 24: Cardinal Craft
Maker Monday at Antioch Library 4:00 pm
Maker Monday at Antioch Library @ Antioch Public Library District,
Jan 13 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 (Grades K-5) Swing by the Library for an awesome drop-in craft.
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Craft and Storytime 10:00 am
Craft and Storytime @ North Chicago Public Library
Jan 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time and Craft. All ages
Toddler Art 11:30 am
Toddler Art @ Round Lake Area Public LIbrary
Jan 14 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Ages 1-2 – Bring your toddler to listen to a story and make crafts that will help them practice their fine motor skills. Each session will have a different theme. Make sure to dress in [...]
Create Workshop in The Vault – Teens 3:30 pm
Create Workshop in The Vault – Teens @ Warren Newport Public Library
Jan 14 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Grades 6 – 12 Come in and enjoy a break from school work and join us in The Vault for our create workshop! All skill levels invited. Materials will be provided. Registration not required. January [...]
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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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Scrappy Art at the Antioch Library 11:00 am
Scrappy Art at the Antioch Library @ Antioch Public Library District,
Jan 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
(all ages) Stop in and enjoy making a craft to take home.Supplies are limited! January: Winter February: Valentines
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Drop In Origami 2:00 pm
Drop In Origami @ Highland Park Public Library
Jan 17 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Stop by the Youth Department to make your own origami figure! We’ll have some basic templates for you to choose from, or you can design your own creation. For ages 7 to 14.
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Craft Cart in The Point 2:00 pm
Craft Cart in The Point @ Warren Newport Public Library
Jan 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Drop in for creative fun using materials from the Craft Cart. Grades K-5
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Service Project
Service Project @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Jan 20 all-day
All ages – Do you believe in the magic of a smile? January 20th is the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service and we will be partnering with Sending Smiles to decorate postcards to [...]
Kindness Crafts 11:00 am
Kindness Crafts @ Grayslake Area Public Library
Jan 20 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
All Ages | DROP IN In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we will be crafting things to uplift and empower our neighbors and performing Random Acts of Kindness. Activities Include: TBD Collecting Donations [...]
¡Pintemos! / Let’s Paint! 3:00 pm
¡Pintemos! / Let’s Paint! @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Jan 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ages 7-11 – ¡Entra para una artesanía de pintura sorpresa!  Espacio limitado. Se le sirve en orden de llegada. Come on in for a surprise painting craft! Space is limited. First come, first served.
Maker Monday at Antioch Library 4:00 pm
Maker Monday at Antioch Library @ Antioch Public Library District,
Jan 20 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 (Grades K-5) Swing by the Library for an awesome drop-in craft.
Family Storytime 5:30 pm
Family Storytime @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Jan 20 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm
Delight and stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music, movement and a craft. First come, first serve.
Teen Drop-in Creativity Corner 6:00 pm
Teen Drop-in Creativity Corner @ Lake Forest Public Library
Jan 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Carve out a corner of your day to be creative. Drop in for a bit anytime between 6:00 and 8:00 pm and make a little something special. All supplies provided. January Decorate Paper Lanterns FWIW, this [...]
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Craft and Storytime 10:00 am
Craft and Storytime @ North Chicago Public Library
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time and Craft. All ages
Spanish Preschool Storytime: Ven Bailalo 6:00 pm
Spanish Preschool Storytime: Ven Bailalo @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Toda la familia están bienvenidos a venir con su niño/a prescolar para la hora del cuento en español. Disfruta de cuentos, canciones, rimas y diversión. Tus niños podrán repasar las formas, los colores, y números [...]
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Toddler Storytime 10:00 am
Toddler Storytime @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Delight and stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music, movement and a craft. First come, first serve.
Preschool Storytime 6:00 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Jan 22 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Delight and stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music, movement and a craft. First come, first serve.
Drop-in Craft 6:30 pm
Drop-in Craft @ Antioch Public Library District
Jan 22 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
(Ages 3 years-grade 5) Stop in and enjoy making a craft to take home. Supplies are limited! December: Snowmen January: Penquin February: Cupcake
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Preschool Storytime 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Jan 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Delight and stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music, movement and a craft. First come, first serve.
Be Creative: Painting 6:00 pm
Be Creative: Painting @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Ages 8-14 – Join us in creating your very own painting. Design your own from start to finish. Make sure you bring a smock or something that you don’t mind getting dirty.  Space is limited. [...]
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Chinese New Year Celebration 6:00 pm
Chinese New Year Celebration @ Hawthorn Mall
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Hawthorn Mall will welcome the Year of the Rat with a fun-filled Chinese New Year Celebration. Throughout the event, there will be traditional Lion Dance and extreme yo-y0 performances by the Chicago North Chinese School [...]
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Saturday Storytime 10:00 am
Saturday Storytime @ Barrington Area Library
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Ages 2 – 6 w/ caregiver Play and explore with stories, songs, art, and more in this energetic Saturday morning story time class. Dress for a mess! Program Room. No registration required.
Craft Cart in The Point 2:00 pm
Craft Cart in The Point @ Warren Newport Public Library
Jan 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Drop in for creative fun using materials from the Craft Cart. Grades K-5
Saturday Create Workshop 2:00 pm
Saturday Create Workshop @ Warren Newport Public Library
Jan 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Grades 6 – 12 Come in and enjoy a break from school work and join us in The Vault for our create workshop! All skill levels invited. Materials will be provided. Registration not required.
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Maker Monday at Antioch Library 4:00 pm
Maker Monday at Antioch Library @ Antioch Public Library District,
Jan 27 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 (Grades K-5) Swing by the Library for an awesome drop-in craft.
Family Storytime 5:30 pm
Family Storytime @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Jan 27 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm
Delight and stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music, movement and a craft. First come, first serve.
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Craft and Storytime 10:00 am
Craft and Storytime @ North Chicago Public Library
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time and Craft. All ages
Spanish Preschool Storytime: Ven Bailalo 6:00 pm
Spanish Preschool Storytime: Ven Bailalo @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Toda la familia están bienvenidos a venir con su niño/a prescolar para la hora del cuento en español. Disfruta de cuentos, canciones, rimas y diversión. Tus niños podrán repasar las formas, los colores, y números [...]
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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Toddler Storytime 10:00 am
Toddler Storytime @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Jan 29 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Delight and stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music, movement and a craft. First come, first serve.
Preschool Storytime 6:00 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Delight and stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music, movement and a craft. First come, first serve.
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Preschool Storytime 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Jan 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Delight and stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music, movement and a craft. First come, first serve.
Together for Childhood 6:00 pm
Together for Childhood @ Fremont Public LIbrary
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Ages 3-12 with an adult. Drop in. Enjoy crafts, games, snacks, and a raffle at this family-friendly event. Edades 3-12 con un adulto. Entren y disfruten de artesanías, juegos, bocadillos y una rifa en este evento [...]
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Noche de Arte Malo/ Bad Art Night 5:00 pm
Noche de Arte Malo/ Bad Art Night @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Jan 31 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Ages 10-14 – Seamos creativos. Ven a crear arte malo y muéstralo en nuestro departamento de juvenil durante una semana. Limitado a los primeros 20. Se le sirve en orden de llegada. Let’s get creative. [...]

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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