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Ongoing time, imaginative play and sensory activities. Recommended for 5 and younger. Free, donation requested. 10 a.m.-noon. Garfield Park Conservatory, Chicago. (773) 6381766,

Shadow Puppet Story Time. An exciting adventure with Bill, the museum’s story time expert, and his trusty sidekick. Free with

museum admission. 11:30 a.m. Wonder Works, Oak Park. (708) 383-4815,

Baby & Me. A chance for parents of infants to meet others adjusting to parenthood, ask questions and make friends. A nurse representative from Advocate Lutheran General Hospital will answer questions and facilitate discussions about early childhood developch ment. Free with wi admission. 9:30-11 a.m. Kohl C Children’s Museum, Glenview. Glenview (847) 832-6600, kcmgc TUESDAY Kido Books Storytime. The story St

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time tim specializes in books that feature multicultural chara characters and encourage empathy empat and inclusivity. 10:30-11 a.m. KIDO, 1137 S. Delano Cou Court, Chicago. kidochicago.c

Wiggleworms at Gallagher Way. Young children and their families can participate in an interactive, social and imaginative musical world with live music, shakers, bubbles, singing and dancing. 10 a.m. through Sept. 24. Gallagher Way, Chicago.

Children’s Movies at Gallagher Way. Families can enjoy movies on the big screen. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. An American Tail, Sept. 3; Sing, Sept. 17; Minions, Sept. 24. Gallagher Way, Chicago.

Mindfulness and More. Oral storytelling and mindful awareness games develop focusing skills. Free with museum admission. 3:30 p.m. Wonder Works Children’s Museum, Oak Park. (708) 3834815,

THURSDAY Slot Car Free Play. Enjoy racing slot cars, hot chocolate, a coloring station, a game room with foosball, ping pong, air hockey and more. 5-9 p.m. ThursdaysFridays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Fieldhouse Jones, Chicago. Play Late Thursdays. On the

WEDNESDAY Wild Wednesdays. Kids explore nature, get their hands dirty and discover new things about plants, animals and nature. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 4-7 p.m. Garfield Park Conservatory, Chicago. (773) 638-1766, garfieldconservatory. org.

first Thursday of each month, kids take center stage with programs including open mic nights with guest MCs to run the show, themed dance parties for the whole family, kid-friendly and kid-starring performances and more. The rest of the month on Thursdays, entrance late in the day is $14.95 for up to four people, $5 each additional person.

fall fun | special advertising section A Fairytale Ballet & Academy Lakeview, Bucktown, Evanston 773-477-4488 (LV & EV) 773-606-0318 (BT)

Fairytale Ballet with costumes & props PLUS Academy level classes. 2-17 yrs.

Codeverse 819 W Eastman Street 844-644-CODE

17 Interactive exhibits, including Nature Cat: Backyard and Beyond!

World’s largest corn maze with family fun, picnic sites, concessions.

The Little Gym of Chicago 3216 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago 773-525-5750

Visit Delavan P.O. Box 117 Delavan, WI 53115 800-395-8687

Our awesome curriculum facilitates ongoing skill development and maximum fun!

Main Event Entertainment Warrenville: 28248 Diehl Road (630) 393-9400

Codeverse is Chicago’s best interactive coding studio for kids!

Hoffman Estates: 2575 Pratum Ave.

Holistic Riding Equestrian Therapy Lemont, IL 60439



Therapeutic horseback riding, grooming, trail, and hands-on farm interactive program

Kohl Children’s Museum 2100 Patriot Blvd, Glenview 847-832-6600

Main Event has the most FUN under one roof with bowling, laser tag, over 100 arcade games and food!

Pump It Up Party Orland Park: 708-479-2220 Chicago: 312-664-PUMP Richardson Adventure Farm 1101 English Prairie Rd., Spring Grove IL 60081 815-675-9729

Christmas trees.

815-827-5200 Rainforest Café A Wild Place to Shop and Eat

Home to Scarecrow Fest, pumpkin picking and other fall fun!

Downtown Oak Park Oaktoberfest – Kids’ Root Beer Garden September 20, 4-10pm, September 21, noon-10pm Free Admission

Downtown Chicago 312-787-1501 Woodfield Mall 847-619-1900 Gurnee Mills 847-855-7800 Safari Land Indoor Amusement Park Golf Mill Shopping Center 239 Golf Mill Center, Niles Pirates Day Sat. Sept 14, 11 to 1pm Boo Bash: Sat. Oct 26 11am - 1pm Trick or Treat at the Mall: Oct 31 5pm to 7pm Kuipers Family Farm 1N318 Watson Road, Maple Park

701 W. North Ave., Villa Park 630-530-4649 Skokie Park District 9300 Weber Park Pl., Skokie 847-674-1500

Check out Chicagoland’s best programs, parties and destinations this fall!

August through December U pick apples, pumpkins and

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