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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Theater Thursday 4:00 pm
Theater Thursday @ Indian Trails Library District,
Jan 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Grades 6-8. Stop by the Middle Ground on the last Thursday of each month to watch a movie and and enjoy popcorn and drinks.  We’ll also vote for the next months movie selection. Movies will [...]
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Minecraft Mania 1:00 pm
Minecraft Mania @ Indian Trails Public LIbrary District
Jan 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Grades 3 & 4. Use Minecraft’s Creative Mode to  build and decorate related to a theme. Led by Scott Vrablik and Mitchell Brown, this live demonstration includes step-by-step tutorials for beginners, along with rigorous high-tech [...]
Minecraft Mania 3:00 pm
Minecraft Mania @ Indian Trails Public LIbrary District
Jan 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Grades 5-8. Use Minecraft’s Creative Mode to  build and decorate related to a theme. Led by Scott Vrablik and Mitchell Brown, this live demonstration includes step-by-step tutorials for beginners, along with rigorous high-tech assignments for advanced [...]
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Family Open Gym 12:00 pm
Family Open Gym @ Wheeling Community Recreation Center Gym
Jan 5 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
For families with children ages 10 and younger. Spend time with your family in the new Wheeling Park District gymnasium. Children must be accompanied by an adult. *Check the Park District calendar before heading out, [...]
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Baby Time 10:00 am
Baby Time @ Indian Trails Library District - Temporary Location
Jan 6 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Ages infants & crawlers with a caregiver. Stories, songs, fingerplays and sign language followed by 15-minute playtime. Limit: 20. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
Wiggle Time 10:30 am
Wiggle Time @ Community Recreation Center
Jan 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Ages 1-4 Years Climb, jump, crawl and run! Youngsters practice large and fine moor skills. Parents and caregivers must remain with and supervise their child/children at the program.
Wonderful Walkers {TR} 10:45 am
Wonderful Walkers {TR} @ Indian Trails Public Library District
Jan 6 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am
Ages walkers – 24 months with a caregiver. Stories, songs, and fingerplays, followed by 10-minute playtime. Limit: 20. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
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Awesome Arctic Adventure 6:00 pm
Awesome Arctic Adventure @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Grades K-2. Explore the world of arctic animals with stories, crafts and a frosty snack. Limit: 20. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
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Wiggle Time 10:30 am
Wiggle Time @ Community Recreation Center
Jan 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Ages 1-4 Years Climb, jump, crawl and run! Youngsters practice large and fine moor skills. Parents and caregivers must remain with and supervise their child/children at the program.
Mini Makers Club {TR} 4:00 pm
Mini Makers Club {TR} @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Grades 1-5. Each month we will explore a new topic of science, technology, and arts and crafts using a variety of supplies and techniques. Limit: 20. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
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Noisy Time! 10:00 am
Noisy Time! @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 10 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Explore the world around us with stories, rhymes and lots of music and movement. Limit: 25. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
Wiggle Time 10:30 am
Wiggle Time @ Community Recreation Center
Jan 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Ages 1-4 Years Climb, jump, crawl and run! Youngsters practice large and fine moor skills. Parents and caregivers must remain with and supervise their child/children at the program.
Noisy Time! 10:45 am
Noisy Time! @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 10 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am
Ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Explore the world around us with stories, rhymes and lots of music and movement. Limit: 25. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
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Family Open Gym 12:00 pm
Family Open Gym @ Wheeling Community Recreation Center Gym
Jan 12 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
For families with children ages 10 and younger. Spend time with your family in the new Wheeling Park District gymnasium. Children must be accompanied by an adult. *Check the Park District calendar before heading out, [...]
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Toddler Storytime {TR} 10:00 am
Toddler Storytime {TR} @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 13 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Ages 2-3 with a caregiver. Join us for stories, rhymes and songs. Limit: 20.  Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the event.
Wiggle Time 10:30 am
Wiggle Time @ Community Recreation Center
Jan 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Ages 1-4 Years Climb, jump, crawl and run! Youngsters practice large and fine moor skills. Parents and caregivers must remain with and supervise their child/children at the program.
Toddler Storytime {TR} 10:45 am
Toddler Storytime {TR} @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 13 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am
Ages 2-3 with a caregiver. Join us for stories, rhymes and songs. Limit: 20.  Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the event.
Preschool Storytime {TR} 11:00 am
Preschool Storytime {TR} @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 13 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 3-5 attending on own. Join us for stories, songs and activities. Limit: 20. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
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Preschool Storytime {TR} 11:00 am
Preschool Storytime {TR} @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 14 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 3-5 attending on own. Join us for stories, songs and activities. Limit: 20. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
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Wiggle Time 10:30 am
Wiggle Time @ Community Recreation Center
Jan 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Ages 1-4 Years Climb, jump, crawl and run! Youngsters practice large and fine moor skills. Parents and caregivers must remain with and supervise their child/children at the program.
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Toddler Storytime {TR} 10:00 am
Toddler Storytime {TR} @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Ages 2-3 with a caregiver. Join us for stories, rhymes and songs. Limit: 20.  Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the event.
Toddler Storytime {TR} 10:45 am
Toddler Storytime {TR} @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 16 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am
Ages 2-3 with a caregiver. Join us for stories, rhymes and songs. Limit: 20.  Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the event.
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STEM: Little Learners (TR) 10:00 am
STEM: Little Learners (TR) @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 17 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Ages 3-5 with a caregiver. Discover science, technology, engineering and math through stories, songs and experiments. Limit: 20. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
Wiggle Time 10:30 am
Wiggle Time @ Community Recreation Center
Jan 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Ages 1-4 Years Climb, jump, crawl and run! Youngsters practice large and fine moor skills. Parents and caregivers must remain with and supervise their child/children at the program.
STEM: Little Learners 11:00 am
STEM: Little Learners @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 17 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 3-5 with a caregiver. Discover science, technology, engineering and math through stories, songs and experiments. Limit: 20. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
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Super Saturday at ITPLD 11:00 am
Super Saturday at ITPLD @ Indian Trails Public Library District
Jan 18 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
January 18: Bill Hooper’s Active Music For Children All ages. Suggested for ages 5 and younger. Performing interactive  original children’s songs in the  Midwest for over thirty years,  Bill Hooper encourages families  to move and participate [...]
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Family Open Gym 12:00 pm
Family Open Gym @ Wheeling Community Recreation Center Gym
Jan 19 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
For families with children ages 10 and younger. Spend time with your family in the new Wheeling Park District gymnasium. Children must be accompanied by an adult. *Check the Park District calendar before heading out, [...]
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Baby Time 10:00 am
Baby Time @ Indian Trails Library District - Temporary Location
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Ages infants & crawlers with a caregiver. Stories, songs, fingerplays and sign language followed by 15-minute playtime. Limit: 20. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
Wiggle Time 10:30 am
Wiggle Time @ Community Recreation Center
Jan 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Ages 1-4 Years Climb, jump, crawl and run! Youngsters practice large and fine moor skills. Parents and caregivers must remain with and supervise their child/children at the program.
Wonderful Walkers {TR} 10:45 am
Wonderful Walkers {TR} @ Indian Trails Public Library District
Jan 20 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am
Ages walkers – 24 months with a caregiver. Stories, songs, and fingerplays, followed by 10-minute playtime. Limit: 20. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service 3:00 pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service @ Community Recreation Center
Jan 20 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join the Wheeling Park District for an afternoon of service! Bring new or gently-used coats to donate to those in need through the community-wide coat drive. Listen to organizations and learn more about service projects [...]
Kids in the Kitchen {TR} 4:00 pm
Kids in the Kitchen {TR} @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Grades 3-5. Let’s create and enjoy eating some delicious and easy recipes. Take the recipes home to make for your family! Limit: 20. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
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Let’s Make Some Music {TR} 10:00 am
Let’s Make Some Music {TR} @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Ages 2-5 with caregiver. Feel the beat as we explore music, try instruments, and make an instrument to take home. Limit: 20. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the event.
Let’s Make Some Music {TR} 11:00 am
Let’s Make Some Music {TR} @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 21 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Ages 2-5 with caregiver. Feel the beat as we explore music, try instruments, and make an instrument to take home. Limit: 20. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the event.
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Wiggle Time 10:30 am
Wiggle Time @ Community Recreation Center
Jan 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Ages 1-4 Years Climb, jump, crawl and run! Youngsters practice large and fine moor skills. Parents and caregivers must remain with and supervise their child/children at the program.
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Night Owls 6:30 pm
Night Owls @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Ages 3-7 with a caregiver. Not quite ready for bed?  Relax with stories, songs and literacy activities for the perfect way to end your day! Limit: 25. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
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Noisy Time! 10:00 am
Noisy Time! @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Explore the world around us with stories, rhymes and lots of music and movement. Limit: 25. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
Wiggle Time 10:30 am
Wiggle Time @ Community Recreation Center
Jan 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Ages 1-4 Years Climb, jump, crawl and run! Youngsters practice large and fine moor skills. Parents and caregivers must remain with and supervise their child/children at the program.
Noisy Time! 10:45 am
Noisy Time! @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 24 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am
Ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Explore the world around us with stories, rhymes and lots of music and movement. Limit: 25. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
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Family Open Gym 12:00 pm
Family Open Gym @ Wheeling Community Recreation Center Gym
Jan 26 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
For families with children ages 10 and younger. Spend time with your family in the new Wheeling Park District gymnasium. Children must be accompanied by an adult. *Check the Park District calendar before heading out, [...]
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Toddler Storytime {TR} 10:00 am
Toddler Storytime {TR} @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Ages 2-3 with a caregiver. Join us for stories, rhymes and songs. Limit: 20.  Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the event.
Wiggle Time 10:30 am
Wiggle Time @ Community Recreation Center
Jan 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Ages 1-4 Years Climb, jump, crawl and run! Youngsters practice large and fine moor skills. Parents and caregivers must remain with and supervise their child/children at the program.
Preschool Storytime {TR} 11:00 am
Preschool Storytime {TR} @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 27 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 3-5 attending on own. Join us for stories, songs and activities. Limit: 20. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
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Preschool Storytime {TR} 11:00 am
Preschool Storytime {TR} @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 28 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 3-5 attending on own. Join us for stories, songs and activities. Limit: 20. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
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Wiggle Time 10:30 am
Wiggle Time @ Community Recreation Center
Jan 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Ages 1-4 Years Climb, jump, crawl and run! Youngsters practice large and fine moor skills. Parents and caregivers must remain with and supervise their child/children at the program.
Family LEGO Club {TR} 6:00 pm
Family LEGO Club {TR} @ Indian Trails Library District,
Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Ages 3 and older with a caregiver. Explore the creativity and excitement of building together. We’ll have Duplo and regular-sized Legos. Limit: 40. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
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Toddler Storytime {TR} 10:00 am
Toddler Storytime {TR} @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 30 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Ages 2-3 with a caregiver. Join us for stories, rhymes and songs. Limit: 20.  Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the event.
Toddler Storytime {TR} 10:45 am
Toddler Storytime {TR} @ Indian Trails Library District
Jan 30 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am
Ages 2-3 with a caregiver. Join us for stories, rhymes and songs. Limit: 20.  Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the event.
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Chat & Play Cafe 10:00 am
Chat & Play Cafe @ Indian Trails Library District - Temporary Location
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Ages birth-24 months with a caregiver. Drop in for unstructured playtime for you and baby. Enjoy coffee, donuts and conversation while the little ones socialize and play. Limit: 35. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before [...]
Wiggle Time 10:30 am
Wiggle Time @ Community Recreation Center
Jan 31 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Ages 1-4 Years Climb, jump, crawl and run! Youngsters practice large and fine moor skills. Parents and caregivers must remain with and supervise their child/children at the program.

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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