Page 34

great events

Robert R. McCormick House, Cantigny Park, Wheaton Here’s your source for current and upcoming great events. Event information is subject to change without notice, therefore, we encourage you to call ahead and confirm – and be certain to tell ‘em you saw it in Suburban Family Magazine! If you have an event of regional interest, we’d love to hear from you. Send to “Great Events” Fax: 866-779-4320, E-mail: mail@ Mail: P.O. Box 1266, Westmont, IL 60559. Deadline for inclusion in the March/April issue is Friday, February 9th.


HAPPY NEW YEAR!! FAMILY Winter Reading Challenge – Through January. Read books and complete activities – earn a badge for signing up, and one for each completed activity. Child and adult categories. Schaumburg Library, Schaumburg. Register 847-923-3120. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3 ADULTS Get Fit With Technology – Learn more about technologies that will help you stay on track throughout the year. 2 PM. Registration required and open to library cardholders. Helen Plum Library, Lombard. Register 630-627-0316. FAMILY Arbor Reading Adventures – Listen to a story, make a craft, go on an adventure walk. Ages 2-6 with and adult. 11-11:45 AM. Sterling Morton Library, Morton Arboretum, Lisle. 630-968-0074. 34 great events

THURSDAY, JANUARY 4 FAMILY Pop-Up Adventure Playground – Drop in for a morning of free play, stocked with loose parts like cardboard boxes, paper, tape and more! Children with participating adult. 10-11:30 AM. 630-627-0316. helenplum. org. KIDS Your Favorite Book Club – Bring a favorite, recently-read book to discuss, and enjoy snacks (please note any allergies when you signing up. Grades 4-8. 3 PM. Helen Plum Library, Lombard. Register 630-627-0316.

KIDS Open Sew – Use the library’s sewing and embroidery machines to work on projects or practice your sewing skills. Space and supplies are limited. Grades 3 and up. 5:30-7:30 PM. Skokie Public Library. 847-673-7774. KIDS Snug As A Bug Storytime – Wear jammies and get cozy with stories such as The Mitten by Jan Brett. Make your own no-tie pillow to take home. Grades 1-3. 11 AM. Glen Ellyn Public Library. Register 630-469-0879.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 6 FAMILY Create A Robot – “Family-Bots” lets you work in a small group to build and program a LEGO WeDo robot. Ages 8 and younger with caregiver. Limited to 6 KIDS Make It: Toys for Furry Friends – Make pet families. 3-4:40 PM. Brookfield Public Library. Register toys that will be donated to local animal shelter, earn serx 140.Page 1 vice hours. Gradessmall 6-12. 7 PM. Helen Plum Library, SUBFAM FILL 12.17:Layout 1 Lom12/15/17708-485-6917 11:35 AM bard. Register 630-627-0316. FAMILY Special Needs Playgroup – Children can practice their social, communication and participation skills through interactive play and activities. Attendance limited to 10 children plus their caregivers. Siblings are welcome. 11:30 AM-12:30 PM. Brookfield Public Library. Register 708-485-6917 x 140.

Subscribe to


...Your complete weekly newsletter for “family friendly” things to do around Chicago!

FRIDAY, JANUARY 5 FAMILY Brown Bag Movies – Bring your lunch and watch a popular movie. All ages with caregiver. 12-1:30 PM. Brookfield Public Library. Register 708485-6917 x 140. suburban family |

FAMILY 40 Item Scavenger Hunt – A weekendlong scavenger hunt to discover facts, special spots and information about our year-long 40th birthday bash. Pick up your family passport to learn all the ways we’ll be celebrating. Ages 2 and up. 10AM-2 PM. Fox Valley Park District, Red Oak Nature Center, Batavia. 630-897-1808. WEDDING Showcase – Opportunities for one-onone consultations with over 50 vendors for brides and grooms. Photographers, florists, ministers, musicians, bakers, caterers and DJs. 10 AM-3PM. Naper Settlement January/February 2018

Suburban Family ~ Jan + Feb 2018  
Suburban Family ~ Jan + Feb 2018  

Winter Fun, On Stage, Healthy Heart, Fueling Young Athletes, Fitness Race Guide, Dining Restaurants, Special Occasions Party Planner, Local...