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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Big Thinkers Storytime and Block Play for ages 0–6 9:30 am
Big Thinkers Storytime and Block Play for ages 0–6 @ Lake Forest Public Library
Jan 2 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Come for a special 10-minute storytime, stay for free play at imagination stations stocked with blocks and more! The Kasian Room is transformed into a family-friendly creative play space and discovery center. There are new [...]
Family Drop-In Storytime 9:30 am
Family Drop-In Storytime @ Lake Villa District Library
Jan 2 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Come be part of the fun at Family Drop-In Storytime! It’s a half-hour filled with books, music and more … all are welcome, no registration required!
Active Tots Time 10:00 am
Active Tots Time @ X-Factor Trampoline
Jan 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Come and enjoy 180 minutes of Tots Time
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 [...]
Theatre Games at Kohl Children’s Museum 1:30 pm
Theatre Games at Kohl Children’s Museum @ Kohl Children's Museum
Jan 2 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Theatre Games It’s time to let your inner actor out with Theatre Games. Through a variety of creative dramatic exercises, we will explore gross and fine motor skills, problem solving, listening and speaking skills, following directions, and [...]
Afternoon Movie: Toy Story 2 2:00 pm
Afternoon Movie: Toy Story 2 @ North Chicago Public Library
Jan 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
All are welcome to our featured afternoon movie!
Art + Tech: Sphero Painting 2:00 pm
Art + Tech: Sphero Painting @ Barrington Area Library
Jan 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Art and technology collide when you code a robot sphero to roll and draw in paint. Program Room. Drop in.
Children Weeknight Storytime 6:00 pm
Children Weeknight Storytime @ Highwood Public Library
Jan 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Every Monday and Thursday at 6:00 pm Ages 3 to 10.
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Family Dance Party 10:00 am
Family Dance Party @ Lake Villa District Library
Jan 3 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Get ready to dance, shake, shimmy, groove! Make sure you’re ready to move-it, move-it for this music-filled party for you and your little ones. No registration required!
LMNOP (0-3) 10:00 am
LMNOP (0-3) @ Gigi's Playhouse at Bannockburn Green
Jan 3 @ 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.
Museum Curiosity Stations 10:00 am
Museum Curiosity Stations @ Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
Jan 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Rotate through the exhibition galleries to experience a variety of hands-on activities. Free with Museum admission. Registration not required. For updates call 847968-3400. WHO: Families with children 12 and under.
Oscar Mayer Wienermobile at Mariano’s Bannockburn 10:00 am
Oscar Mayer Wienermobile at Mariano’s Bannockburn @ Mariano's Bannockburn
Jan 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile is coming to Bannockburn! Come join the “hot doggers” for pictures with the wienermobile!!! We hope to see you there!
Sensory Hour 10:00 am
Sensory Hour @ Raupp Museum
Jan 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Ages 3 – 7 The Raupp Museum will be open with special activities suited to children with sensory processing issues, autism spectrum disorders, or who are differentlyabled. History is for everyone; and, our staff will [...]
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 [...]
Oscar Mayer Wienermobile at Mariano’s Vernon Hills 2:00 pm
Oscar Mayer Wienermobile at Mariano’s Vernon Hills @ Mariano's Vernon Hills
Jan 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile is coming to Vernon Hills! Come join the “hot doggers” for pictures with the wienermobile!!! We hope to see you there!
Harry Potter Yule Ball 6:00 pm
Harry Potter Yule Ball @ Barrington Area Library
Jan 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
All ages Celebrate the magic and music of Harry Potter at this festive gathering of fans. Enjoy a live performance by the Moeller Cello & Guitar Duo, plus fun Hogwarts activities for all ages, and [...]
Drop-in Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Drop-in Family Storytime @ Antioch Public Library District,
Jan 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
(All Ages) A series of stories and songs for children December: New Years Celebrations around the world. January 3: Snow and winter fun January 24: Penguins February 7: Black History Month February 21: Food
Open Swim 7:00 pm
Open Swim @ Buffalo Grove High School
Jan 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pool Closures: The Buffalo Grove High School Natatorium closures will be posted at the pool and on the Aquatics page of our website at bgparks.org. Daily entry is $6 during public hours Aquatics Hotline: 847.235.6857 [...]
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Saturday Kids Craft Table 9:00 am
Saturday Kids Craft Table @ Barbara's Bookstore
Jan 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us on Saturdays for crafts at our craft table! According to child experts, creating crafts (a great break from playing with devices,) provide many benefits.
Family Drop-In Storytime 10:00 am
Family Drop-In Storytime @ Lake Villa District Library
Jan 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Come be part of the fun at Family Drop-In Storytime! It’s a half-hour filled with books, music and more … all are welcome, no registration required!
Family Time 10:00 am
Family Time @ Deerfield Public Library
Jan 4 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Come to the Youth Program Room for a drop-in storytime the whole family will enjoy!
Open Play at GiGi’s Playhouse 10:00 am
Open Play at GiGi’s Playhouse @ Gigi's Playhouse at Bannockburn Green
Jan 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Hosted by our Youth Board, Open Play is the perfect opportunity to visit with other families and enjoy the playhouse in a fun, friendly, casual setting.
Drop-In Chess 10:30 am
Drop-In Chess @ Highland Park Public Library
Jan 4 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Play chess on Saturday mornings in the Youth Services Department. This program is for ages 5-14. Children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.
Saturday Storytime 10:30 am
Saturday Storytime @ The Book Stall
Jan 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
The Book Stall hosts a free storytime every Saturday at 10:30 AM. 6/23 – Our free Saturday Storytime features special guest star Jacob Grant, author/illustrator of the new picture book, Bear’s Scare! 6/30-Author Ruth Spiro will [...]
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.
Storytime and Activities at Deer Park Town Center 11:00 am
Storytime and Activities at Deer Park Town Center @ Barnes & Noble Deer Park
Jan 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Storytime and Activities featuring different books. Plus, get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4 (Café stores only). December 21: It’s Christmas time at your favorite [...]
Storytime and Activities at Deerfield Square 11:00 am
Storytime and Activities at Deerfield Square @ Barnes & Noble Deerfield
Jan 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Storytime and Activities featuring different books. Plus, get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4 (Café stores only). December 21: It’s Christmas time at your favorite [...]
Storytime and Activities Mellody Farms 11:00 am
Storytime and Activities Mellody Farms @ Barnes & Noble Mellody Farms
Jan 4 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Storytime and Activities featuring different books. Plus, get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4 (Café stores only). December 21: It’s Christmas time at your favorite [...]
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Jan 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Truncated version – Marsh tour only – BUT we will talk about Volo Bog and bogs in general. Saturday & Sunday 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.    Saturday & Sunday Our one-hour public tours of Volo Bog are “Truncated.” We’ll [...]
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  
Open Swim 1:30 pm
Open Swim @ Buffalo Grove High School
Jan 4 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Pool Closures The Buffalo Grove High School Natatorium closures will be posted at the pool and on the Aquatics page of our website at bgparks.org. Daily entry is $6 during public hours Aquatics Hotline: 847.235.6857 [...]
Saturday Afternoon Story Time 2:30 pm
Saturday Afternoon Story Time @ Barbara's Bookstore
Jan 4 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Join us for “Saturday Afternoon Story Time” in our children’s book section. In addition to “Story Time Tuesdays with Sharon” at 10:30 AM, we are adding “Saturday Afternoon StoryTime” during the hours of 2:30-3:30PM! Experts [...]
What’s on the Menu? 3:00 pm
What’s on the Menu? @ River Trail Nature Center
Jan 4 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join River Trail Nature Center at feeding time to learn about our display animals and their unique habits.
Family Neon Jump Night 8:00 pm
Family Neon Jump Night @ Rockin' Jump Buffalo Grove
Jan 4 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Neon Jump Night is our “All Ages” open jump night. Come play under the Rockin’ Jump bright neon Glow Lights! Hit our Glow Station on the way in and get your glow paint on from 8 [...]
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Sensory Sensitive Sundays at Chuck E. Cheese 9:00 am
Sensory Sensitive Sundays at Chuck E. Cheese @ Chuck E. Cheese - Vernon Hills
Jan 5 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Chuck E. Cheese is proud to support families who have children with autism and other special needs. We offer a sensory-friendly experience on the first Sunday of every month at participating locations, opening our stores [...]
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Jan 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Truncated version – Marsh tour only – BUT we will talk about Volo Bog and bogs in general. Saturday & Sunday 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.    Saturday & Sunday Our one-hour public tours of Volo Bog are “Truncated.” We’ll [...]
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, [...]
Open Swim 1:30 pm
Open Swim @ Buffalo Grove High School
Jan 5 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Pool Closures The Buffalo Grove High School Natatorium closures will be posted at the pool and on the Aquatics page of our website at bgparks.org. Daily entry is $6 during public hours Aquatics Hotline: 847.235.6857 [...]
Waukegan Public Library’s Free Family Movie Series 1:30 pm
Waukegan Public Library’s Free Family Movie Series @ Waukegan Public Library
Jan 5 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Come join the Waukegan Public Library for a family movie! January 5: Toy Story 4 January 12: A Wrinkle in Time January 19: Pokemon Detective Pikachu January 26: Wonder February 2: Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse February 9: Dora [...]
Wonderful Winter Wildlife 1:30 pm
Wonderful Winter Wildlife @ River Trail Nature Center
Jan 5 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Learn how local wildlife must sleep, move or adapt in order to survive Chicago winters.
BIG THINKERS! Storytime and Block Play 2:00 pm
BIG THINKERS! Storytime and Block Play @ Lake Forest Library
Jan 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Join us for Big Thinkers Storytime, then stay and enjoy a family‑friendly creative play space and discovery center. Stretch your imagination and explore STEAM topics with stations stocked with blocks and building materials!
What’s on the Menu? 3:00 pm
What’s on the Menu? @ River Trail Nature Center
Jan 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join River Trail Nature Center at feeding time to learn about our display animals and their unique habits.
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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.
Family story time at Aspen Drive 10:00 am
Family story time at Aspen Drive @ Cook Memorial Public Library District - Aspen Drive Library
Jan 6 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Family Story Times are lively and fun caregiver/child-shared play-based education programs. Stories, songs, rhymes, and movement are intentionally chosen to strengthen language development during the First Five Years of life. We sing, read, play, talk, [...]
Family Storytme Drop-in 10:00 am
Family Storytme Drop-in @ Grayslake Area Public Library
Jan 6 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
All Ages | DROP IN Stories, songs, crafts, and fun! All ages will enjoy this special time reading about something new each week.
Magic of Rhythm 10:00 am
Magic of Rhythm @ Barrington Area Library
Jan 6 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
The Elgin Symphony Orchestra traveling ensemble explores how a composer uses rhythm to create musical magic. Melody, rhythm, and magical illusions combine with audience participation to delight and amaze.   All ages with a caregiver. [...]
Drop-in Jumpstart Art for K-4 10:30 am
Drop-in Jumpstart Art for K-4 @ Lake Forest Library
Jan 6 @ 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 [...]
Stay and Play 10:30 am
Stay and Play @ Glencoe Public Library
Jan 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Birth – Age 3 Whether you come for Rock and Read or Book Babies, you’re welcome to socialize, play, and have fun between classes. We’ll have puppets, toys, music, and more for you to explore. [...]
Preschool Story Time at Kohl Children’s Museum 11:00 am
Preschool Story Time at Kohl Children’s Museum @ Kohl Children's Museum
Jan 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Story Time takes place every Monday at 11 a.m. Walk into the pages of a different book every two weeks with our interactive storytelling led by Museum professionals. Pre-school age stories on Mondays at 11 a.m. are chosen [...]
Family Story Time 1:30 pm
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Library
Jan 6 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Ages 2–5 w/caregiver Children (with a favorite adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities while building language and literacy skills. Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. Customers from other library districts [...]
Drop-in Jumpstart Art for K-4 2:30 pm
Drop-in Jumpstart Art for K-4 @ Lake Forest Library
Jan 6 @ 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 [...]
Children Weeknight Storytime 6:00 pm
Children Weeknight Storytime @ Highwood Public Library
Jan 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Every Monday and Thursday at 6:00 pm Ages 3 to 10.
Drop-in Jumpstart Art for K-4 6:30 pm
Drop-in Jumpstart Art for K-4 @ Lake Forest Library
Jan 6 @ 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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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.
Big Thinkers Storytime and Block Play for ages 0–6 9:30 am
Big Thinkers Storytime and Block Play for ages 0–6 @ Lake Forest Public Library
Jan 7 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Come for a special 10-minute storytime, stay for free play at imagination stations stocked with blocks and more! The Kasian Room is transformed into a family-friendly creative play space and discovery center. There are new [...]
Preschool Tinkers 9:30 am
Preschool Tinkers @ Fremont Public Library
Jan 7 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
2.5-5 years with an adult. Drop in. Engage in active learning with your preschooler! Singing, dancing, reading, and more followed by a hands-on activity. Siblings welcome. Registration is not required, but recommended for email reminders.
Active Tots Time 10:00 am
Active Tots Time @ X-Factor Trampoline
Jan 7 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Come and enjoy 180 minutes of Tots Time
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
Lights, Action, CRAFT 10:00 am
Lights, Action, CRAFT @ Fox Lake District Library
Jan 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Breaking the mold of traditional storytimes by adding interactive activities, a short film & a craft!
Preschool Tinkers 10:30 am
Preschool Tinkers @ Fremont Public Library
Jan 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
2.5-5 years with an adult. Drop in. Engage in active learning with your preschooler! Singing, dancing, reading, and more followed by a hands-on activity. Siblings welcome. Registration is not required, but recommended for email reminders.
Storytime Tuesdays with Sharon at “Wiggly Field” 10:30 am
Storytime Tuesdays with Sharon at “Wiggly Field” @ Barbara's Bookstore
Jan 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Reading to young children affects their brain activity and may just give them that boost they need to support and promote their early reading skills. Research shows that specific areas of the brain are affected [...]
American Eagles Gymnastics Open Gym 11:00 am
American Eagles Gymnastics Open Gym @ American Eagles Gymnastics
Jan 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Open Gym Schedule-  Cost is $5 per hour Tuesdays from 11:00am to 12:00pm  Starting Aug 19th Thursday from 10-11am Fridays Session 1 7:00pm – 8:00pm Starting Aug 23rd An adult must accompany children age 5 and under. [...]
Much Ado About Storytime for Ages 3-6 1:30 pm
Much Ado About Storytime for Ages 3-6 @ Lake Forest Library
Jan 7 @ 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.
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 [...]
Special Needs Family Night 4:00 pm
Special Needs Family Night @ Rockin' Jump - Buffalo Grove
Jan 7 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
he FIRST TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH is SPECIAL NEEDS FAMILY NIGHT! 4 PM – 8 PM Sensory Friendly Environment for our special guests! $15 Admission for Unlimited Jump Chaperones jump for FREE Click HERE to [...]
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.
Family Drop-in Storytime 6:30 pm
Family Drop-in Storytime @ Lake Villa District Library
Jan 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Come be part of the fun at storytime! It’s a half hour of books, songs, fingerplays and storytelling activities. All ages welcome, no registration required!
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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.
Family Drop-In Storytime 9:30 am
Family Drop-In Storytime @ Lake Villa District Library
Jan 8 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Come be part of the fun at Family Drop-In Storytime! It’s a half-hour filled with books, music and more … all are welcome, no registration required!
Much Ado About Storytime for Ages 3-6 9:30 am
Much Ado About Storytime for Ages 3-6 @ Lake Forest Library
Jan 8 @ 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.
Family Story Time 10:00 am
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Library
Jan 8 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Description:  Ages 2-5 w/ caregiver (siblings welcome) Location: Story Room Other Information: Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. Patrons from other library districts are admitted as space is available. No registration required. Story [...]
New Parents & Babies Playgroup 10:00 am
New Parents & Babies Playgroup @ Vernon Area Public Library District,
Jan 8 @ 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,
Jan 8 @ 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. Registration with Twice & Nice Mother & Child, as [...]
Wee Wanderer Wednesdays 10:00 am
Wee Wanderer Wednesdays @ Crabtree Nature Center
Jan 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join us for a special program for little naturalists. For children ages 2-6 with a caregiver. Experience nature through storytelling, music, play, and art! We’ll spend some time outdoors if weather permits, so dress accordingly. [...]
Kids Sing-A-Long Miss Jamie from the Farm 10:30 am
Kids Sing-A-Long Miss Jamie from the Farm @ Mariano's Buffalo Grove
Jan 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Planting seeds through song as Miss Jamie from the Farm takes your kids (ages 5 and under) on an imaginative 30-minute musical adventure to her “farm.” Children will learn values like hard work, healthy eating [...]
Storytime Sparks for Ages 0-2 10:30 am
Storytime Sparks for Ages 0-2 @ Lake Forest Library
Jan 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Ages 0–2 with caregiver From birth to 2 years old, babies learn through their senses. Books that promote interaction between you and your little one are the best! Bring your babies and young toddlers for [...]
Wednesday Storytime at Deerfield Square 10:30 am
Wednesday Storytime at Deerfield Square @ Barnes & Noble Deerfield
Jan 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Join Barnes & Noble Deerfield Square every Wednesday at 10:30am in the Kids’ Department on the Hundred Acre Wood stage for Storytime. Fun for ages 2 through 8.
Art Play 10:45 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Jan 8 @ 10:45 am – 11:30 am
All ages w/caregiver Through process-oriented art, kids explore their imagination and develop creative thinking skills. Join us for an open-ended art project for all ages and abilities. Mess-makers welcome! Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please [...]
Wonderful 1’s & 2’s Storytime 11:00 am
Wonderful 1’s & 2’s Storytime @ Grayslake Area Public Library
Jan 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
AGES 1-2 | DROP IN Singing, dancing, bubbles, and crafts are all part of this active storytime, designed for walking one and two-year-old children and their caregivers.
School’s Out Early! Catch a Movie at the Library 2:30 pm
School’s Out Early! Catch a Movie at the Library @ Lake Bluff Public Library
Jan 8 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us on one of LBES’ early release days for popcorn and an afternoon movie at the Library! January 8 Detective Pikachu (2019) February 5 Toy Story 4 (2019)
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)
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
Jan 8 @ 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.
Tech Free Family Time 4:00 pm
Tech Free Family Time @ Antioch Public Library
Jan 8 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Looking to unplug and unwind as a family during the middle of the week? Come and play board games/ developmental games or color!
Family Storytme Drop-in 6:00 pm
Family Storytme Drop-in @ Grayslake Area Public Library
Jan 8 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ALL AGES | DROP IN Stories, singing, crafts and more! The entire family is invited to enjoy these special storytimes. Children younger than age 3 must be accompanied by an adult.  
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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.
Big Thinkers Storytime and Block Play for ages 0–6 9:30 am
Big Thinkers Storytime and Block Play for ages 0–6 @ Lake Forest Public Library
Jan 9 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Come for a special 10-minute storytime, stay for free play at imagination stations stocked with blocks and more! The Kasian Room is transformed into a family-friendly creative play space and discovery center. There are new [...]
Family Drop-In Storytime 9:30 am
Family Drop-In Storytime @ Lake Villa District Library
Jan 9 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Come be part of the fun at Family Drop-In Storytime! It’s a half-hour filled with books, music and more … all are welcome, no registration required!
Active Tots Time 10:00 am
Active Tots Time @ X-Factor Trampoline
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Come and enjoy 180 minutes of Tots Time
American Eagles Gymnastics Open Gym 10:00 am
American Eagles Gymnastics Open Gym @ American Eagles Gymnastics
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Open Gym Schedule-  Cost is $5 per hour Tuesdays from 11:00am to 12:00pm  Starting Aug 19th- Thursday from 10-11am Fridays Session 1 7:00pm – 8:00pm Starting Aug 23rd An adult must accompany children age 5 and under. [...]
Family Story Time at Cook Park Library 10:00 am
Family Story Time at Cook Park Library @ Cook Memorial Public Library District
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Family Story Times are lively and fun caregiver/child shared play-based education programs. Stories, songs, rhymes, and movement are intentionally chosen to strengthen language development during the First Five Years of life. We sing, read, play, [...]
Family Storytme Drop-in 10:00 am
Family Storytme Drop-in @ Grayslake Area Public Library
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
All Ages | DROP IN Stories, songs, crafts, and fun! All ages will enjoy this special time reading about something new each week.
Connecting Kids with Nature 10:30 am
Connecting Kids with Nature @ Greenbelt Cultural Center
Jan 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Unite kids with nature through outdoor exploration. Along the way, learn the benefits of nature play.As kids explore and play in nature they gain confidence, build skills, and use their imagination. Children who connect with [...]
Family Story Time 11:00 am
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Library
Jan 9 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Description:  Ages 2-5 w/caregiver Children (with a favorite adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement activities while building language and literacy skills. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. [...]
Toddler Time 11:00 am
Toddler Time @ Grayslake Area Public Library
Jan 9 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
AGES 1-2 | DROP IN Singing, dancing, bubbles, and crafts are all part of this active storytime, designed for walking one and two-year-old children and their caregivers.
Theatre Games at Kohl Children’s Museum 1:30 pm
Theatre Games at Kohl Children’s Museum @ Kohl Children's Museum
Jan 9 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Theatre Games It’s time to let your inner actor out with Theatre Games. Through a variety of creative dramatic exercises, we will explore gross and fine motor skills, problem solving, listening and speaking skills, following directions, and [...]
Family Drop-in Storytime 4:00 pm
Family Drop-in Storytime @ Lake Forest Library
Jan 9 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
We agree with Napoleon Bonaparte when he said, “Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.” Join us Thursdays and make reading a family affair! All [...]
Arctic Antics 4:30 pm
Arctic Antics @ Lake Villa District Library
Jan 9 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
(Grades K-3) Explore all things polar during this fun drop-in event. Learn why polar bears stay warm, make a snowflake, and more! No registration required.
Children Weeknight Storytime 6:00 pm
Children Weeknight Storytime @ Highwood Public Library
Jan 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Every Monday and Thursday at 6:00 pm Ages 3 to 10.
Family Storytime 6:00 pm
Family Storytime @ Fremont Public Library
Jan 9 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
All ages with an adult. Drop in. Dance, sing, play, and read together at this storytime for the whole family! Miss Rachael guides you through bounces for babies, silly songs for big kids, and everything in [...]
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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.
Playdate @ the Library 9:30 am
Playdate @ the Library @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Jan 10 @ 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 [...]
Storytime Sparks for Ages 0-2 9:30 am
Storytime Sparks for Ages 0-2 @ Lake Forest Library
Jan 10 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Ages 0–2 with caregiver From birth to 2 years old, babies learn through their senses. Books that promote interaction between you and your little one are the best! Bring your babies and young toddlers for [...]
Bookflix Storytime 10:00 am
Bookflix Storytime @ Fremont Public Library
Jan 10 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Ages 2-5 with an adult. Drop in. Enjoy entertaining and educational rhymes, songs, and books animated on-screen using the Bookflix app. Bookflix transforms picture books and non-fiction books into miniature movies on screen!
LMNOP (0-3) 10:00 am
LMNOP (0-3) @ Gigi's Playhouse at Bannockburn Green
Jan 10 @ 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.
Friday Fun Times 10:30 am
Friday Fun Times @ Deerfield Public Library
Jan 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for an education and entertaining time at the Library, There’ll be stories, music, and fun!
Storytime Dance Party 10:30 am
Storytime Dance Party @ Barrington Area Library
Jan 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Ages 2-6 w/caregiver Dance, wiggle, and shake at this groovin’ storytime. Be ready to rock and don’t forget your dancing shoes! Meeting Room. Drop in
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.
2nd Fridays at Bernard Weinger JCC 5:45 pm
2nd Fridays at Bernard Weinger JCC @ Bernard Weinger JCC
Jan 10 @ 5:45 pm – 7:30 pm
Relax & take a deep breath! Fridays at JCC help you unwind from your week with family fun. Enjoy songs, stories, candle lighting, grape juice and yummy challah (bread) as we celebrate Shabbat together. We’ll [...]
2nd Fridays in Lake Zurich 5:49 pm
2nd Fridays in Lake Zurich @ Lake County JCC
Jan 10 @ 5:49 pm – 6:49 pm
Relax & take a deep breath! Fridays at JCC help you unwind from your week with family fun. Enjoy songs, stories, candle lighting, grape juice and yummy challah (bread) as we celebrate Shabbat together. We’ll [...]
Howl at the Moon Stroll 6:00 pm
Howl at the Moon Stroll @ Fort Sheridan
Jan 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
A 15 Things to do in Winter with Kids activity   Take in the full moon over Lake Michigan as we stroll on a moonlit walk. On our stroll we will learn about animals and [...]
Watt’s Friday Family Night 6:00 pm
Watt’s Friday Family Night @ WATTS ICE CENTER
Jan 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Enjoy a night under the stars at Watts. We will have s’mores and fun activities for the whole family!
American Eagles Gymnastics Open Gym 7:00 pm
American Eagles Gymnastics Open Gym @ American Eagles Gymnastics
Jan 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Open Gym Schedule-  Cost is $5 per hour Tuesdays from 11:00am to 12:00pm  Starting Aug 19th- Thursday from 10-11am Fridays Session 1 7:00pm – 8:00pm Starting Aug 23rd An adult must accompany children age 5 and under. [...]
Open Swim 7:00 pm
Open Swim @ Buffalo Grove High School
Jan 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pool Closures: The Buffalo Grove High School Natatorium closures will be posted at the pool and on the Aquatics page of our website at bgparks.org. Daily entry is $6 during public hours Aquatics Hotline: 847.235.6857 [...]
Astronomy Program 8:00 pm
Astronomy Program @ Edward L. Ryerson Welcome Center
Jan 10 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Learn about outer space, the sky and the universe. Stargazing after the meeting, weather permitting. In partnership with Skokie Valley Astronomers.For  specific program  details and topics, please visit the Skokie Valley Astronomers website. FREE. No registration [...]
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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.
Kid Lit Fest 9:00 am
Kid Lit Fest @ Highland Park Public Library
Jan 11 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Enjoy a celebration of books and reading as we kick off the District 112 iRead Read-a-thon! Pick up your log and earn 30 minutes credit for attending the event. Stock up on books, meet authors, [...]
Saturday Kids Craft Table 9:00 am
Saturday Kids Craft Table @ Barbara's Bookstore
Jan 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us on Saturdays for crafts at our craft table! According to child experts, creating crafts (a great break from playing with devices,) provide many benefits.
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 [...]
Family Drop-In Storytime 10:00 am
Family Drop-In Storytime @ Lake Villa District Library
Jan 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Come be part of the fun at Family Drop-In Storytime! It’s a half-hour filled with books, music and more … all are welcome, no registration required!
Family Time 10:00 am
Family Time @ Deerfield Public Library
Jan 11 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Come to the Youth Program Room for a drop-in storytime the whole family will enjoy!
Open Play at GiGi’s Playhouse 10:00 am
Open Play at GiGi’s Playhouse @ Gigi's Playhouse at Bannockburn Green
Jan 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Hosted by our Youth Board, Open Play is the perfect opportunity to visit with other families and enjoy the playhouse in a fun, friendly, casual setting.
Saturday Kids! 10:00 am
Saturday Kids! @ Grayslake HIstorical Society and Museum
Jan 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Look for a free Saturday Kids! program on the second Saturday of each month. April:Do you enjoy planting and working with nature? Do you have a passion for gardening? Have you ever had a pet [...]
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Glencoe Public Library
Jan 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
All Ages with Adult  Celebrate the weekend with family stories! Join Glencoe librarians for books, songs, and activities featuring a different seasonal theme each month. All ages are welcome to attend; however, stories and songs [...]
Frosty Fest – CANCELLED 10:30 am
Frosty Fest – CANCELLED @ Bittersweet Golf Course
Jan 11 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER     Enjoy an unforgettable day of wintertime family fun!  Join the Park District and the Village at Bittersweet Golf Course for this free event and take part in all of [...]
Illustrator Jacqueline Alcántara Shares Culture at The Book Stall Storytime 10:30 am
Illustrator Jacqueline Alcántara Shares Culture at The Book Stall Storytime @ The Book Stall
Jan 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Come celebrate cultural traditions passed through the generations with a Special Storytime at The Book Stall. Chicago-based illustrator Jacqueline Alcántara joins us on Saturday, January 11th at 10:30 AM for a Storytime and drawing demonstration. [...]
Saturday Storytime 10:30 am
Saturday Storytime @ The Book Stall
Jan 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
The Book Stall hosts a free storytime every Saturday at 10:30 AM. 6/23 – Our free Saturday Storytime features special guest star Jacob Grant, author/illustrator of the new picture book, Bear’s Scare! 6/30-Author Ruth Spiro will [...]
Cozy Corner Storytime 11:00 am
Cozy Corner Storytime @ Antioch Public Library District
Jan 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Come get cozy during a storytime followed by a time to choose books to read to your child. Wear your pajamas and bring a snuggly blanket!
Storytime and Activities at Deer Park Town Center 11:00 am
Storytime and Activities at Deer Park Town Center @ Barnes & Noble Deer Park
Jan 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Storytime and Activities featuring different books. Plus, get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4 (Café stores only). December 21: It’s Christmas time at your favorite [...]
Storytime and Activities at Deerfield Square 11:00 am
Storytime and Activities at Deerfield Square @ Barnes & Noble Deerfield
Jan 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Storytime and Activities featuring different books. Plus, get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4 (Café stores only). December 21: It’s Christmas time at your favorite [...]
Storytime and Activities Mellody Farms 11:00 am
Storytime and Activities Mellody Farms @ Barnes & Noble Mellody Farms
Jan 11 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Storytime and Activities featuring different books. Plus, get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4 (Café stores only). December 21: It’s Christmas time at your favorite [...]
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Jan 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Truncated version – Marsh tour only – BUT we will talk about Volo Bog and bogs in general. Saturday & Sunday 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.    Saturday & Sunday Our one-hour public tours of Volo Bog are “Truncated.” We’ll [...]
WinterFest 11:00 am
WinterFest @ Century Park - North
Jan 11 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Spend an afternoon at Century Park and enjoy a day filled with winter activities for all ages. The Free Spirit Sled Dog Team will show off their skills in the snow. Dress for the weather [...]
Family Swim 1:00 pm
Family Swim @ Sachs Recreation Center
Jan 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Everyone is invited to swim on weekend afternoons, year-round. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Lifeguards are on duty. Additional hours may be added during holidays. Updated times are [...]
Wooden Train Play 1:00 pm
Wooden Train Play @ Fremont Public Library
Jan 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Build your own large track layouts with our wooden trains.
Children’s Storytime 1:30 pm
Children’s Storytime @ Highwood Public Library
Jan 11 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
All ages children’s story time.
Open Swim 1:30 pm
Open Swim @ Buffalo Grove High School
Jan 11 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Pool Closures The Buffalo Grove High School Natatorium closures will be posted at the pool and on the Aquatics page of our website at bgparks.org. Daily entry is $6 during public hours Aquatics Hotline: 847.235.6857 [...]
Escape This Bookstore! Event 2:00 pm
Escape This Bookstore! Event @ Barnes & Noble Mellody Farms
Jan 11 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Join us as we explore the exciting new Escape This Book! Series. Decide your destiny by solving puzzles and riddles to pass each challenge and get to the next adventure!
Escape This Bookstore! Event 2:00 pm
Escape This Bookstore! Event @ Barnes & Noble Deer Park
Jan 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us as we explore the newest addition to the exciting Escape This Bookstore! series. Decide your destiny by solving puzzles and riddles to pass each challenge and get to the next adventure! For ages [...]
Escape This Bookstore! Event 2:00 pm
Escape This Bookstore! Event @ Barnes & Noble Deerfield
Jan 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us as we explore the newest addition to the exciting Escape This Bookstore! series. Decide your destiny by solving puzzles and riddles to pass each challenge and get to the next adventure! For ages [...]
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.
Winter Fest at Centennial Ice Arena 2:00 pm
Winter Fest at Centennial Ice Arena @ Centennial Ice Arena
Jan 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Celebrate winter at this FREE family event!  Enjoy indoor ice skating and open gymnastics time.  Don’t know how to skate?  Our skating instructors offer free group lessons.  Food is available for purchase.  Special friends costumed [...]
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 [...]
Saturday Afternoon Story Time 2:30 pm
Saturday Afternoon Story Time @ Barbara's Bookstore
Jan 11 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Join us for “Saturday Afternoon Story Time” in our children’s book section. In addition to “Story Time Tuesdays with Sharon” at 10:30 AM, we are adding “Saturday Afternoon StoryTime” during the hours of 2:30-3:30PM! Experts [...]
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)
What’s on the Menu? 3:00 pm
What’s on the Menu? @ River Trail Nature Center
Jan 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join River Trail Nature Center at feeding time to learn about our display animals and their unique habits.
Family Neon Jump Night 8:00 pm
Family Neon Jump Night @ Rockin' Jump Buffalo Grove
Jan 11 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Neon Jump Night is our “All Ages” open jump night. Come play under the Rockin’ Jump bright neon Glow Lights! Hit our Glow Station on the way in and get your glow paint on from 8 [...]
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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.
Everyone at Play 9:30 am
Everyone at Play @ Kohl Children's Museum
Jan 12 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Kohl Children’s Museum was specifically designed to be inclusive of all children and adults regardless of ability. The Museum’s 17 exhibits and 2 acres of outdoor explorations are designed for play with a purpose and [...]
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Jan 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Truncated version – Marsh tour only – BUT we will talk about Volo Bog and bogs in general. Saturday & Sunday 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.    Saturday & Sunday Our one-hour public tours of Volo Bog are “Truncated.” We’ll [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
Family Swim 1:00 pm
Family Swim @ Sachs Recreation Center
Jan 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Everyone is invited to swim on weekend afternoons, year-round. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Lifeguards are on duty. Additional hours may be added during holidays. Updated times are [...]
Open Swim 1:30 pm
Open Swim @ Buffalo Grove High School
Jan 12 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Pool Closures The Buffalo Grove High School Natatorium closures will be posted at the pool and on the Aquatics page of our website at bgparks.org. Daily entry is $6 during public hours Aquatics Hotline: 847.235.6857 [...]
Waukegan Public Library’s Free Family Movie Series 1:30 pm
Waukegan Public Library’s Free Family Movie Series @ Waukegan Public Library
Jan 12 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Come join the Waukegan Public Library for a family movie! January 5: Toy Story 4 January 12: A Wrinkle in Time January 19: Pokemon Detective Pikachu January 26: Wonder February 2: Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse February 9: Dora [...]
BIG THINKERS! Storytime and Block Play 2:00 pm
BIG THINKERS! Storytime and Block Play @ Lake Forest Library
Jan 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Join us for Big Thinkers Storytime, then stay and enjoy a family‑friendly creative play space and discovery center. Stretch your imagination and explore STEAM topics with stations stocked with blocks and building materials!
Alice in Wonderland 2:30 pm
Alice in Wonderland @ Lake Villa District Library
Jan 12 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Calling all fans of Alice in Wonderland, both old and new! Join us for crafts, games and a tea party for all ages. No registration required.
Friends Concert 3:00 pm
Friends Concert @ Grayslake Area Public Library
Jan 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
All Ages | DROP IN January 12: | Music for the Chinese New Year with Kerry Leung Journey to China with Kerry Leung, a Chinese multi-instrumentalist, as he performs the “Moon Concert” with six traditional [...]
What’s on the Menu? 3:00 pm
What’s on the Menu? @ River Trail Nature Center
Jan 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join River Trail Nature Center at feeding time to learn about our display animals and their unique habits.
Early Music Series 4:00 pm
Early Music Series @ Byron Colby Barn
Jan 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Early Music Series concerts, featuring highly acclaimed musicians performing music from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods: Sun. Jan 12 Aperi Animam featuring Tudor works narrating the story of the Jewish exile to Babylon. Admission to [...]
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Family story time at Aspen Drive 10:00 am
Family story time at Aspen Drive @ Cook Memorial Public Library District - Aspen Drive Library
Jan 13 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Family Story Times are lively and fun caregiver/child-shared play-based education programs. Stories, songs, rhymes, and movement are intentionally chosen to strengthen language development during the First Five Years of life. We sing, read, play, talk, [...]
Family Storytme Drop-in 10:00 am
Family Storytme Drop-in @ Grayslake Area Public Library
Jan 13 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
All Ages | DROP IN Stories, songs, crafts, and fun! All ages will enjoy this special time reading about something new each week.
Stay and Play 10:30 am
Stay and Play @ Glencoe Public Library
Jan 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Birth – Age 3 Whether you come for Rock and Read or Book Babies, you’re welcome to socialize, play, and have fun between classes. We’ll have puppets, toys, music, and more for you to explore. [...]
Kindergarten Readiness 11:00 am