Columbus Day Special Events {2012}

It’s Columbus day! If you have school-age kids it means you have kids at home you have to entertain and have small kids means it’s Monday. We’ll help you make this Monday more then just another Monday off with 8 things to do in Lake County today that you can’t do on any old Monday.
  1. Build your own fleet of Columbus ships with special open play hours at C&A Robot Factory {Libertyville}. Open for daily play today from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm. Admission is $5 per child.
  2. Take advantage of your last chance to pick apples at Royal Oak Farm Orchard {Harvard}. They still have apples, but probably not for long! Head out early for the best variety, currently picking Liberty, Red Delicious, Ultra Gold and a few empires.
  3. Take in a FREE movie, bonus you don’t have to clean up the popcorn! Cook Memorial Library District – Cook Park Branch {Libertyville}is showing Ratatouille at noon. The Library will provide the popcorn you can bring a sack lunch. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Warren Newport Public Library {Gurnee} will be showing Puss in Boots at 1:00 pm. Bring your own drink and snack, animal crackers will be served.
  4. Visit a local museum! Raupp Museum {Buffalo Grove} Make a soap boat with during special drop-in activity hours 1:00-3:00 pm, FREE. Lake County Discovery Museum {Wauconda} is open from 10:00 am-4:30 pm and you can take in the new four main galleries, free with museum admission.
  5. Have a Playdate with Nature at Lyons Woods {Waukegan}. Build a fairy house and forts, explore off trail and catch and observe land and water insects  FREE no registration required.
  6. Make some cool recycled art projects at CRE8 Workshop. All materials included. Different projects for the morning and afternoon sessions: T-shirt bag and magazine bowl (9:30 a.m.-noon), water bottle carrier and reusable lunch bag(1-3:30 p.m.). Register online. Best for elementary age and tweens.
  7. Ice skate, play laser tag, mini golf and video games for the special price of $20.95 for four people at Rink Side Ice Arena & Family Entertainment Center {Gurnee}
Have a great day off and don’t forget to tell them Little Lake County sent you!
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Melissa is mom to 4. She used to dream of traveling the world, now she dreams of a clean kitchen. She can be found on most social media sites as @PBinmyHair because with this much hair and four kids, you're bound to find something in it.

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