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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Under Five Family Time 10:30 am
Under Five Family Time @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Feb 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Ages 0-5 with an adult. Free. Ticket required. After a busy week, spend quality time together enjoying stories, rhymes, music, and themed crafts perfect for the pre-K crowd. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served [...]
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Maker Monday at Antioch Library 4:00 pm
Maker Monday at Antioch Library @ Antioch Public Library District,
Feb 3 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 (Grades K-5) Swing by the Library for an awesome drop-in craft.
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Storytime! at ZB Library 10:30 am
Storytime! at ZB Library @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Feb 4 @ 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!
Preschool Picasso 11:30 am
Preschool Picasso @ Round Lake Area Public LIbrary
Feb 4 @ 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. [...]
Much Ado About Storytime for Ages 3-6 1:30 pm
Much Ado About Storytime for Ages 3-6 @ Lake Forest Library
Feb 4 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Ages 3–6 Take stories to the next level during this interactive storytime coupled with a very-fun book-related hands-on project.
Polish Storytime 5:00 pm
Polish Storytime @ Ela Area Public Library
Feb 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Listen to stories, sing and dance and make a craft while having a good time! This storytime will be primarily in Polish and best for ages 4 and up. Sluchaj bajek spiewaj, tancz, pomaluj, pokoloruj i baw sie dobrze. Program prezentowany w jezyku polskim. Zapraszamy serdecznie dzieci w wieku od 4 lat wzwyz. Wstep wolny (NR)
Tuck-me-in Tales 6:30 pm
Tuck-me-in Tales @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Feb 4 @ 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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Much Ado About Storytime for Ages 3-6 9:30 am
Much Ado About Storytime for Ages 3-6 @ Lake Forest Library
Feb 5 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Ages 3–6 Take stories to the next level during this interactive storytime coupled with a very-fun book-related hands-on project.
Small Serendipity 10:00 am
Small Serendipity @ River Trails Nature Center
Feb 5 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Join River Trail Nature Center for a nature story and craft or other activity. Ages 3-6 w/adult. COST: FREE  
Play Dough Play Date! 10:30 am
Play Dough Play Date! @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Feb 5 @ 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 [...]
Story Time for K-3 at Kohl Children’s Museum 3:30 pm
Story Time for K-3 at Kohl Children’s Museum @ Kohl Children's Museum
Feb 5 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Early elementary age appropriate stories on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. are chosen based on age appropriateness but all ages are welcome to attend.
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Scrappy Art at the Antioch Library 11:00 am
Scrappy Art at the Antioch Library @ Antioch Public Library District,
Feb 6 @ 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
LEGO Thursday 4:00 pm
LEGO Thursday @ Antioch Public Library District
Feb 6 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
(Grades K-5) Roll up to the Library to come play with Lego! we have all the parts you could want and we also have a Lego friendly train table to take the play time further.
Precious Prints 6:00 pm
Precious Prints @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 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 [...]
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Open Gym for Tots and Toddlers 11:30 am
Open Gym for Tots and Toddlers @ Island Lake Village Hall Gym
Feb 7 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Ages: Up to 6 Yrs. Fee: $2.00 Per Child (Goes to Special Events) Time: 11:30 – 1:00 Location: Village Hall Gymnasium Instructor: Parents Must Be Present At All Times PLEASE CALL AHEAD TO MAKE SURE [...]
LEGO club 3:30 pm
LEGO club @ Barrington Area Library
Feb 7 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 Grades K-8 Make LEGO robots, create stories, and build amazing creations. Program Room. Drop in.
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Craft Cart in The Point 2:00 pm
Craft Cart in The Point @ Warren Newport Public Library
Feb 8 @ 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 Jumpstart Art for K-4 10:30 am
Drop-in Jumpstart Art for K-4 @ Lake Forest Library
Feb 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
We get you started with an art project, and you let your creativity take off! January 6: Unexpected Angles Channel your inner Michelangelo as you paint under the table, along the wall, and at all [...]
Drop-in Jumpstart Art for K-4 2:30 pm
Drop-in Jumpstart Art for K-4 @ Lake Forest Library
Feb 10 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
We get you started with an art project, and you let your creativity take off! January 6: Unexpected Angles Channel your inner Michelangelo as you paint under the table, along the wall, and at all [...]
Maker Monday at Antioch Library 4:00 pm
Maker Monday at Antioch Library @ Antioch Public Library District,
Feb 10 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 (Grades K-5) Swing by the Library for an awesome drop-in craft.
Drop-in Jumpstart Art for K-4 6:30 pm
Drop-in Jumpstart Art for K-4 @ Lake Forest Library
Feb 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
We get you started with an art project, and you let your creativity take off! January 6: Unexpected Angles Channel your inner Michelangelo as you paint under the table, along the wall, and at all [...]
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Storytime! at ZB Library 10:30 am
Storytime! at ZB Library @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Feb 11 @ 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!
Much Ado About Storytime for Ages 3-6 1:30 pm
Much Ado About Storytime for Ages 3-6 @ Lake Forest Library
Feb 11 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Ages 3–6 Take stories to the next level during this interactive storytime coupled with a very-fun book-related hands-on project.
Polish Storytime 5:00 pm
Polish Storytime @ Ela Area Public Library
Feb 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Listen to stories, sing and dance and make a craft while having a good time! This storytime will be primarily in Polish and best for ages 4 and up. Sluchaj bajek spiewaj, tancz, pomaluj, pokoloruj i baw sie dobrze. Program prezentowany w jezyku polskim. Zapraszamy serdecznie dzieci w wieku od 4 lat wzwyz. Wstep wolny (NR)
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Much Ado About Storytime for Ages 3-6 9:30 am
Much Ado About Storytime for Ages 3-6 @ Lake Forest Library
Feb 12 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Ages 3–6 Take stories to the next level during this interactive storytime coupled with a very-fun book-related hands-on project.
Play Dough Play Date! 10:30 am
Play Dough Play Date! @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Feb 12 @ 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 [...]
Emoji Emotion 2:00 pm
Emoji Emotion @ Round Lake Area Public LIbrary
Feb 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Ages 3-6 – Bring in your little ones to this themed storytime and craft.  Space is limited.  First come, first served.
Story Time for K-3 at Kohl Children’s Museum 3:30 pm
Story Time for K-3 at Kohl Children’s Museum @ Kohl Children's Museum
Feb 12 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Early elementary age appropriate stories on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. are chosen based on age appropriateness but all ages are welcome to attend.
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LEGO Thursday 4:00 pm
LEGO Thursday @ Antioch Public Library District
Feb 13 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
(Grades K-5) Roll up to the Library to come play with Lego! we have all the parts you could want and we also have a Lego friendly train table to take the play time further.
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Open Gym for Tots and Toddlers 11:30 am
Open Gym for Tots and Toddlers @ Island Lake Village Hall Gym
Feb 14 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Ages: Up to 6 Yrs. Fee: $2.00 Per Child (Goes to Special Events) Time: 11:30 – 1:00 Location: Village Hall Gymnasium Instructor: Parents Must Be Present At All Times PLEASE CALL AHEAD TO MAKE SURE [...]
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A Taste of Storytime 10:00 am
A Taste of Storytime @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Feb 15 @ 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 [...]
Drop-in STEAM Storytime 10:30 am
Drop-in STEAM Storytime @ Lake Forest Library
Feb 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Ages 3–6 Energize the budding scientist, engineer, and artist in you! After a story, things get STEAMy with hands-on projects in technology, art, and math, perfect for building early literacy and inquiry skills.
Dave the Potter Storytime 11:00 am
Dave the Potter Storytime @ Round Lake Area Public LIbrary
Feb 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ages 3-6 – Artist, poet, slave.  Come and join us to celebrate the life of Dave the Potter.  Space is limited.  First come, first served.
Craft Cart in The Point 2:00 pm
Craft Cart in The Point @ Warren Newport Public Library
Feb 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Drop in for creative fun using materials from the Craft Cart. Grades K-5
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Making Mondays Memorable 4:00 pm
Making Mondays Memorable @ Indian Trails Library District
Feb 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Grades K-3.  Let’s make Mondays special!  Each month we will have a different theme and get very creative.  Don’t miss out on all the fun!  Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.  Limit 20.
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Storytime! at ZB Library 10:30 am
Storytime! at ZB Library @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Feb 18 @ 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!
Sing and Play 11:00 am
Sing and Play @ Round Lake Area Public LIbrary
Feb 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ages 3-6 – Join us for songs, music and an activity or game to encourage social play.  Space is limited.  First come, first served.
Much Ado About Storytime for Ages 3-6 1:30 pm
Much Ado About Storytime for Ages 3-6 @ Lake Forest Library
Feb 18 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Ages 3–6 Take stories to the next level during this interactive storytime coupled with a very-fun book-related hands-on project.
Polish Storytime 5:00 pm
Polish Storytime @ Ela Area Public Library
Feb 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Listen to stories, sing and dance and make a craft while having a good time! This storytime will be primarily in Polish and best for ages 4 and up. Sluchaj bajek spiewaj, tancz, pomaluj, pokoloruj i baw sie dobrze. Program prezentowany w jezyku polskim. Zapraszamy serdecznie dzieci w wieku od 4 lat wzwyz. Wstep wolny (NR)
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Much Ado About Storytime for Ages 3-6 9:30 am
Much Ado About Storytime for Ages 3-6 @ Lake Forest Library
Feb 19 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Ages 3–6 Take stories to the next level during this interactive storytime coupled with a very-fun book-related hands-on project.
Play Dough Play Date! 10:30 am
Play Dough Play Date! @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Feb 19 @ 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 [...]
Story Time for K-3 at Kohl Children’s Museum 3:30 pm
Story Time for K-3 at Kohl Children’s Museum @ Kohl Children's Museum
Feb 19 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Early elementary age appropriate stories on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. are chosen based on age appropriateness but all ages are welcome to attend.
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LEGO Thursday 4:00 pm
LEGO Thursday @ Antioch Public Library District
Feb 20 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
(Grades K-5) Roll up to the Library to come play with Lego! we have all the parts you could want and we also have a Lego friendly train table to take the play time further.
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Open Gym for Tots and Toddlers 11:30 am
Open Gym for Tots and Toddlers @ Island Lake Village Hall Gym
Feb 21 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Ages: Up to 6 Yrs. Fee: $2.00 Per Child (Goes to Special Events) Time: 11:30 – 1:00 Location: Village Hall Gymnasium Instructor: Parents Must Be Present At All Times PLEASE CALL AHEAD TO MAKE SURE [...]
Kids Night Out 5:00 pm
Kids Night Out @ Taste Buds Kitchen
Feb 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kids Night Out @ Taste Buds Kitchen | Bannockburn | Illinois | United States
Every 3rd Friday at TBK is Kids Night Out! Parents: you deserve a night out…and so do the kids! Drop them off for this 3-hour evening workshop. Pack up your adventure bags and let’s get [...]
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Saturday Storytime 10:00 am
Saturday Storytime @ Barrington Area Library
Feb 22 @ 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
Feb 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Drop in for creative fun using materials from the Craft Cart. Grades K-5
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Little Scientists: Dinosaurs 10:00 am
Little Scientists: Dinosaurs @ Fremont Public Library
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Ages 2-5 with an adult. Drop in. Become a scientist in this program designed for our littlest patrons. Enjoy a story and other STEAM activities all about dinosaurs!
Maker Monday at Antioch Library 4:00 pm
Maker Monday at Antioch Library @ Antioch Public Library District,
Feb 24 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 (Grades K-5) Swing by the Library for an awesome drop-in craft.
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Storytime! at ZB Library 10:30 am
Storytime! at ZB Library @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Feb 25 @ 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!
Much Ado About Storytime for Ages 3-6 1:30 pm
Much Ado About Storytime for Ages 3-6 @ Lake Forest Library
Feb 25 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Ages 3–6 Take stories to the next level during this interactive storytime coupled with a very-fun book-related hands-on project.
Polish Storytime 5:00 pm
Polish Storytime @ Ela Area Public Library
Feb 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Listen to stories, sing and dance and make a craft while having a good time! This storytime will be primarily in Polish and best for ages 4 and up. Sluchaj bajek spiewaj, tancz, pomaluj, pokoloruj i baw sie dobrze. Program prezentowany w jezyku polskim. Zapraszamy serdecznie dzieci w wieku od 4 lat wzwyz. Wstep wolny (NR)
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Much Ado About Storytime for Ages 3-6 9:30 am
Much Ado About Storytime for Ages 3-6 @ Lake Forest Library
Feb 26 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Ages 3–6 Take stories to the next level during this interactive storytime coupled with a very-fun book-related hands-on project.
Play Dough Play Date! 10:30 am
Play Dough Play Date! @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Feb 26 @ 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 [...]
Story Time for K-3 at Kohl Children’s Museum 3:30 pm
Story Time for K-3 at Kohl Children’s Museum @ Kohl Children's Museum
Feb 26 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Early elementary age appropriate stories on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. are chosen based on age appropriateness but all ages are welcome to attend.
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LEGO Thursday 4:00 pm
LEGO Thursday @ Antioch Public Library District
Feb 27 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
(Grades K-5) Roll up to the Library to come play with Lego! we have all the parts you could want and we also have a Lego friendly train table to take the play time further.
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My First Yoga Class 10:30 am
My First Yoga Class @ Lake Forest Library
Feb 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
New to yoga? No problem! Salute the sun with us during this beginner’s yoga class, no experience necessary. Ommm … For ages 3-6
Open Gym for Tots and Toddlers 11:30 am
Open Gym for Tots and Toddlers @ Island Lake Village Hall Gym
Feb 28 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Ages: Up to 6 Yrs. Fee: $2.00 Per Child (Goes to Special Events) Time: 11:30 – 1:00 Location: Village Hall Gymnasium Instructor: Parents Must Be Present At All Times PLEASE CALL AHEAD TO MAKE SURE [...]
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Leap Day Storytime 10:30 am
Leap Day Storytime @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Feb 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
 Ages 0-5 with an adult. An extra day is a great reason to celebrate! Music, rhymes, stories, and a craft focus on this once-every-four-years event. TICKET REQUIRED Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis the [...]
Craft Cart in The Point 2:00 pm
Craft Cart in The Point @ Warren Newport Public Library
Feb 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Drop in for creative fun using materials from the Craft Cart. Grades K-5

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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