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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Toddler Open Gym 10:00 am
Toddler Open Gym @ Hunt Club Community Center
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Toddler Open Gym Day Pass: $4 residents, $5 non-residents 10 punch card pass $35 residents, $44 non residents. Fee is per child, parents are free. Toddler Open Gym is specially designed for children ages 0-5 [...]
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Baby & Me with Advocate Lutheran General Hospital 9:30 am
Baby & Me with Advocate Lutheran General Hospital @ Kohl Children's Museum
Dec 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Baby & Me Baby & Me is a networking group for parents and their children up to 12 months, to come and meet others in your position – not just first time parents, but all [...]
Monday Morning Stories 10:00 am
Monday Morning Stories @ Fox Lake District Library
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Wake up, it’s morning! Start the week off right with rhymes, silly songs, and stories at Monday Morning Stories! The first and third program of each month will include a craft, while the second and [...]
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Baby Story Time at Aspen Drive 9:30 am
Baby Story Time at Aspen Drive @ Cook Memorial Public Library District - Aspen Drive Library
Dec 3 @ 9:30 am – 10:25 am
Babies’ brains are wired for learning. Because language acquisition starts at birth, Baby Story Time focuses on activities that will stimulate their brain development. The emphasis is on caregiver-child interaction as we guide you through [...]
Tot Open Gym 9:30 am
Tot Open Gym @ Grayslake Recreation Center
Dec 3 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Ages: Walking through 6 years with adult The Park District supplies all you need to have fun with your little one in the Recreation Center Gym! Tot Open Gym is a great way for toddlers [...]
Baby Storytime 11:00 am
Baby Storytime @ Grayslake Area Public LIbrary,
Dec 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
0-18 MONTHS | DROP IN Get out of the house with baby! Bring your newborn to 18-month-old to the library for a fun storytime including songs, parachute play, bubbles, and more!
Tuck-me-in Tales 6:30 pm
Tuck-me-in Tales @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Dec 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Ages 0-6 with an adult. Free. Drop-in. Dress in pajamas, snuggle with your stuffed animal, and wind down from the day with books, songs, and rhymes. This program is free and open to ages 0-6 years with an [...]
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Baby Rhyme Storytime 9:30 am
Baby Rhyme Storytime @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Dec 4 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Ages 0-14 months with an adult. Free. Ticket required. Reading starts at birth! Miss Kelsey guides you and your baby through research-based activities and books that promote reading readiness. Best for infants, crawlers, and beginning [...]
Baby Story Time at Cook Park Library 9:30 am
Baby Story Time at Cook Park Library @ Cook Memorial Public Library District - Cook Park Library
Dec 4 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Babies’ brains are wired for learning. Because language acquisition starts at birth, Baby Story Time focuses on activities that will stimulate their brain development. The emphasis is on caregiver-child interaction as we guide you through [...]
Playtime with Littles 9:30 am
Playtime with Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
Dec 4 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Drop-in at this child led unstructured play for babies through 2 year old with a caregiver in the Children’s Activity Center. Meet other parents and caregivers for playtime and socializing. We have music, play mats, [...]
New Parents & Babies Playgroup 10:00 am
New Parents & Babies Playgroup @ Vernon Area Public Library District,
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
 Ages 0-14 months with an adult. Free. Drop-in. Meet other caregivers in this casual playdate that takes place between our Rhythm & Rhyme storytimes for babies. Swap stories and find support while tots play and [...]
Twice As Nice Mother & Child Mobile Diaper Pantry 10:00 am
Twice As Nice Mother & Child Mobile Diaper Pantry @ Warren Newport Public Library,
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Twice as Nice Mother & Child Mobile Diaper Pantry will provide families struggling to afford diapers for their children with FREE disposable diapers and wipes. Event held in library parking lot. Registration with Twice [...]
Baby Rhyme Storytime 11:00 am
Baby Rhyme Storytime @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Dec 4 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
:  Ages 0-14 months with an adult. Free. Ticket required. Reading starts at birth! Miss Kelsey guides you and your baby through research-based activities and books that promote reading readiness. Best for infants, crawlers, and [...]
Music and Movement Class 11:00 am
Music and Movement Class @ David Adler Music and Arts Center
Dec 4 @ 11:00 am
Just like our Baroque to Baby series, but with a (yoga) twist! Join us for a baby-friendly movement class, led by Eunice Yu. This hour long interactive class is designed to encourage parents and caretakers [...]
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Tot Open Gym 9:30 am
Tot Open Gym @ Grayslake Recreation Center
Dec 5 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Ages: Walking through 6 years with adult The Park District supplies all you need to have fun with your little one in the Recreation Center Gym! Tot Open Gym is a great way for toddlers [...]
Babies and Books 10:15 am
Babies and Books @ Waukegan Public Library
Dec 5 @ 10:15 am – 10:30 am
Help your infant (6 to 23 months) develop new learning skills and sensory awareness by exploring books, singing songs and trying fun new activities together. Location: Early Learning Center (Lower Level)
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LMNOP (0-3) 10:00 am
LMNOP (0-3) @ Gigi's Playhouse at Bannockburn Green
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Language, Music N’ Our Peeps (LMNOP) guides parents and infants through learning basic sign language and through incorporating music and dance therapy into daily activities, to stimulate the child. Recommended for children newborn-36 months old.
Toddler Open Gym 3:00 pm
Toddler Open Gym @ Hunt Club Park Community Center
Dec 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Toddler Open Gym Day Pass: $4 residents, $5 non-residents 10 punch card pass $35 residents, $44 non residents. Fee is per child, parents are free. Toddler Open Gym is specially designed for children ages 0-5 [...]
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Toddler Open Gym 10:00 am
Toddler Open Gym @ Hunt Club Community Center
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Toddler Open Gym Day Pass: $4 residents, $5 non-residents 10 punch card pass $35 residents, $44 non residents. Fee is per child, parents are free. Toddler Open Gym is specially designed for children ages 0-5 [...]
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Baby & Me with Advocate Lutheran General Hospital 9:30 am
Baby & Me with Advocate Lutheran General Hospital @ Kohl Children's Museum
Dec 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Baby & Me Baby & Me is a networking group for parents and their children up to 12 months, to come and meet others in your position – not just first time parents, but all [...]
Monday Morning Stories 10:00 am
Monday Morning Stories @ Fox Lake District Library
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Wake up, it’s morning! Start the week off right with rhymes, silly songs, and stories at Monday Morning Stories! The first and third program of each month will include a craft, while the second and [...]
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Baby Story Time at Aspen Drive 9:30 am
Baby Story Time at Aspen Drive @ Cook Memorial Public Library District - Aspen Drive Library
Dec 10 @ 9:30 am – 10:25 am
Babies’ brains are wired for learning. Because language acquisition starts at birth, Baby Story Time focuses on activities that will stimulate their brain development. The emphasis is on caregiver-child interaction as we guide you through [...]
Tot Open Gym 9:30 am
Tot Open Gym @ Grayslake Recreation Center
Dec 10 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Ages: Walking through 6 years with adult The Park District supplies all you need to have fun with your little one in the Recreation Center Gym! Tot Open Gym is a great way for toddlers [...]
Baby Storytime 11:00 am
Baby Storytime @ Grayslake Area Public LIbrary,
Dec 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
0-18 MONTHS | DROP IN Get out of the house with baby! Bring your newborn to 18-month-old to the library for a fun storytime including songs, parachute play, bubbles, and more!
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Baby Rhyme Storytime 9:30 am
Baby Rhyme Storytime @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Dec 11 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Ages 0-14 months with an adult. Free. Ticket required. Reading starts at birth! Miss Kelsey guides you and your baby through research-based activities and books that promote reading readiness. Best for infants, crawlers, and beginning [...]
Baby Story Time at Cook Park Library 9:30 am
Baby Story Time at Cook Park Library @ Cook Memorial Public Library District - Cook Park Library
Dec 11 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Babies’ brains are wired for learning. Because language acquisition starts at birth, Baby Story Time focuses on activities that will stimulate their brain development. The emphasis is on caregiver-child interaction as we guide you through [...]
Playtime with Littles 9:30 am
Playtime with Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
Dec 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Drop-in at this child led unstructured play for babies through 2 year old with a caregiver in the Children’s Activity Center. Meet other parents and caregivers for playtime and socializing. We have music, play mats, [...]
New Parents & Babies Playgroup 10:00 am
New Parents & Babies Playgroup @ Vernon Area Public Library District,
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
 Ages 0-14 months with an adult. Free. Drop-in. Meet other caregivers in this casual playdate that takes place between our Rhythm & Rhyme storytimes for babies. Swap stories and find support while tots play and [...]
Baby Rhyme Storytime 11:00 am
Baby Rhyme Storytime @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Dec 11 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
:  Ages 0-14 months with an adult. Free. Ticket required. Reading starts at birth! Miss Kelsey guides you and your baby through research-based activities and books that promote reading readiness. Best for infants, crawlers, and [...]
12
Tot Open Gym 9:30 am
Tot Open Gym @ Grayslake Recreation Center
Dec 12 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Ages: Walking through 6 years with adult The Park District supplies all you need to have fun with your little one in the Recreation Center Gym! Tot Open Gym is a great way for toddlers [...]
Babies and Books 10:15 am
Babies and Books @ Waukegan Public Library
Dec 12 @ 10:15 am – 10:30 am
Help your infant (6 to 23 months) develop new learning skills and sensory awareness by exploring books, singing songs and trying fun new activities together. Location: Early Learning Center (Lower Level)
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Playdate @ the Library 9:30 am
Playdate @ the Library @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Dec 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Ages birth to 4 with an adult. Free. Drop in. Chase away the wintertime blues here: Little ones can play with friends without all that stifling snow gear. We’ll set up a wide variety of [...]
LMNOP (0-3) 10:00 am
LMNOP (0-3) @ Gigi's Playhouse at Bannockburn Green
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Language, Music N’ Our Peeps (LMNOP) guides parents and infants through learning basic sign language and through incorporating music and dance therapy into daily activities, to stimulate the child. Recommended for children newborn-36 months old.
Toddler Open Gym 3:00 pm
Toddler Open Gym @ Hunt Club Park Community Center
Dec 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Toddler Open Gym Day Pass: $4 residents, $5 non-residents 10 punch card pass $35 residents, $44 non residents. Fee is per child, parents are free. Toddler Open Gym is specially designed for children ages 0-5 [...]
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A Taste of Storytime 10:00 am
A Taste of Storytime @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
For children birth to age 5 with their caregiver. A storytime so good it needs to be nibbled! The whole family is invited to this dynamic new storytime which combines all of our weekly storytime offerings into [...]
Child Development Screening 10:00 am
Child Development Screening @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Dec 14 @ 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 [...]
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Toddler Open Gym 10:00 am
Toddler Open Gym @ Hunt Club Community Center
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Toddler Open Gym Day Pass: $4 residents, $5 non-residents 10 punch card pass $35 residents, $44 non residents. Fee is per child, parents are free. Toddler Open Gym is specially designed for children ages 0-5 [...]
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Baby & Me with Advocate Lutheran General Hospital 9:30 am
Baby & Me with Advocate Lutheran General Hospital @ Kohl Children's Museum
Dec 16 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Baby & Me Baby & Me is a networking group for parents and their children up to 12 months, to come and meet others in your position – not just first time parents, but all [...]
Monday Morning Stories 10:00 am
Monday Morning Stories @ Fox Lake District Library
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Wake up, it’s morning! Start the week off right with rhymes, silly songs, and stories at Monday Morning Stories! The first and third program of each month will include a craft, while the second and [...]
17
Baby Story Time at Aspen Drive 9:30 am
Baby Story Time at Aspen Drive @ Cook Memorial Public Library District - Aspen Drive Library
Dec 17 @ 9:30 am – 10:25 am
Babies’ brains are wired for learning. Because language acquisition starts at birth, Baby Story Time focuses on activities that will stimulate their brain development. The emphasis is on caregiver-child interaction as we guide you through [...]
Tot Open Gym 9:30 am
Tot Open Gym @ Grayslake Recreation Center
Dec 17 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Ages: Walking through 6 years with adult The Park District supplies all you need to have fun with your little one in the Recreation Center Gym! Tot Open Gym is a great way for toddlers [...]
Baby Storytime 11:00 am
Baby Storytime @ Grayslake Area Public LIbrary,
Dec 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
0-18 MONTHS | DROP IN Get out of the house with baby! Bring your newborn to 18-month-old to the library for a fun storytime including songs, parachute play, bubbles, and more!
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Baby Story Time at Cook Park Library 9:30 am
Baby Story Time at Cook Park Library @ Cook Memorial Public Library District - Cook Park Library
Dec 18 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Babies’ brains are wired for learning. Because language acquisition starts at birth, Baby Story Time focuses on activities that will stimulate their brain development. The emphasis is on caregiver-child interaction as we guide you through [...]
Playtime with Littles 9:30 am
Playtime with Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
Dec 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Drop-in at this child led unstructured play for babies through 2 year old with a caregiver in the Children’s Activity Center. Meet other parents and caregivers for playtime and socializing. We have music, play mats, [...]
Baroque to Baby Concert 11:00 am
Baroque to Baby Concert @ David Adler Music and Arts Center
Dec 18 @ 11:00 am
Join us for special holiday sing-a-long with pianist, Rick Lowe. This baby-friendly concert is designed to encourage parents and caretakers to take a break in their day to share the joy of music with their [...]
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Tot Open Gym 9:30 am
Tot Open Gym @ Grayslake Recreation Center
Dec 19 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Ages: Walking through 6 years with adult The Park District supplies all you need to have fun with your little one in the Recreation Center Gym! Tot Open Gym is a great way for toddlers [...]
Babies and Books 10:15 am
Babies and Books @ Waukegan Public Library
Dec 19 @ 10:15 am – 10:30 am
Help your infant (6 to 23 months) develop new learning skills and sensory awareness by exploring books, singing songs and trying fun new activities together. Location: Early Learning Center (Lower Level)
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LMNOP (0-3) 10:00 am
LMNOP (0-3) @ Gigi's Playhouse at Bannockburn Green
Dec 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Language, Music N’ Our Peeps (LMNOP) guides parents and infants through learning basic sign language and through incorporating music and dance therapy into daily activities, to stimulate the child. Recommended for children newborn-36 months old.
Baroque to Baby 11:00 am
Baroque to Baby @ David Adler Music and Arts Center
Dec 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
These baby-centric concerts are designed to encourage parents and caretakers to take a break in their day to share the joy of music with their babies. Listen to baby-approved classical selections and sing along to [...]
Toddler Open Gym 3:00 pm
Toddler Open Gym @ Hunt Club Park Community Center
Dec 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Toddler Open Gym Day Pass: $4 residents, $5 non-residents 10 punch card pass $35 residents, $44 non residents. Fee is per child, parents are free. Toddler Open Gym is specially designed for children ages 0-5 [...]
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Toddler Open Gym 10:00 am
Toddler Open Gym @ Hunt Club Community Center
Dec 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Toddler Open Gym Day Pass: $4 residents, $5 non-residents 10 punch card pass $35 residents, $44 non residents. Fee is per child, parents are free. Toddler Open Gym is specially designed for children ages 0-5 [...]
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Baby & Me with Advocate Lutheran General Hospital 9:30 am
Baby & Me with Advocate Lutheran General Hospital @ Kohl Children's Museum
Dec 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Baby & Me Baby & Me is a networking group for parents and their children up to 12 months, to come and meet others in your position – not just first time parents, but all [...]
Monday Morning Stories 10:00 am
Monday Morning Stories @ Fox Lake District Library
Dec 23 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Wake up, it’s morning! Start the week off right with rhymes, silly songs, and stories at Monday Morning Stories! The first and third program of each month will include a craft, while the second and [...]
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Babies and Books 10:15 am
Babies and Books @ Waukegan Public Library
Dec 26 @ 10:15 am – 10:30 am
Help your infant (6 to 23 months) develop new learning skills and sensory awareness by exploring books, singing songs and trying fun new activities together. Location: Early Learning Center (Lower Level)
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Playdate @ the Library 9:30 am
Playdate @ the Library @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Dec 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Ages birth to 4 with an adult. Free. Drop in. Chase away the wintertime blues here: Little ones can play with friends without all that stifling snow gear. We’ll set up a wide variety of [...]
Toddler Open Gym 3:00 pm
Toddler Open Gym @ Hunt Club Park Community Center
Dec 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Toddler Open Gym Day Pass: $4 residents, $5 non-residents 10 punch card pass $35 residents, $44 non residents. Fee is per child, parents are free. Toddler Open Gym is specially designed for children ages 0-5 [...]
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Toddler Open Gym 10:00 am
Toddler Open Gym @ Hunt Club Community Center
Dec 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Toddler Open Gym Day Pass: $4 residents, $5 non-residents 10 punch card pass $35 residents, $44 non residents. Fee is per child, parents are free. Toddler Open Gym is specially designed for children ages 0-5 [...]
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Baby & Me with Advocate Lutheran General Hospital 9:30 am
Baby & Me with Advocate Lutheran General Hospital @ Kohl Children's Museum
Dec 30 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Baby & Me Baby & Me is a networking group for parents and their children up to 12 months, to come and meet others in your position – not just first time parents, but all [...]
Monday Morning Stories 10:00 am
Monday Morning Stories @ Fox Lake District Library
Dec 30 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Wake up, it’s morning! Start the week off right with rhymes, silly songs, and stories at Monday Morning Stories! The first and third program of each month will include a craft, while the second and [...]
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12 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.

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