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City Events Progressive Chicago Boat, RV & Sail Show – January 10-14. See hundreds of boats, hightech RVs and paddle board at the largest indoor boat show. McCormick Place, Chicago. Neighborhoods of the World – February-March. Celebrate cultures form across the world with exhibits, art shows, cuisine tastings and live music. Navy Pier, Chicago. navypier.org.

with snow, ice and the winter cold. Wear warm, waterproof outdoor clothing and boots for exploring outside. Ages 6-10. 9-11 AM. Heller Nature Center, Highland Park. 847-433-6901. FAMILY Winter Wonderfest – Family fun activities for all ages include arts and crafts, winter-themed games, face painting and more. And if it snows, we also will build snowmen and paint designs in the snow. 1 – 4 PM. Chevy Chase Country Club. Wheeling Park District. 847-465-3333. KIDS Laser Comedy Show – Enjoy an interactive live comic book drawn with laser reactive technology and voice acted by performance artist Chris Fair, a graduate of Chicago’s Second City. Grade 6-8. 1 PM. Glen Ellyn Public Library. Register 630-469-0879. MOVIE Sing – Enjoy the day off from school with a morning movie. Popcorn and drinks available for purchase. 10AM -12 PM. Matz Hall Theater, Winnetka Community House. 847-446-0537. TUESDAY, JANUARY 16 ADULTS Fundraiser – Gala event includes silent auction items, mystery wine, live piano entertainment. Dinner, sweets and game. Benefits Lazarus House transitional living for men, women and children in the far west suburbs. 6 PM. St. Charles Country Club, St. Charles. Lazarushouse.net. ADULTS Vietnamese Tea and Coffee – Part of the “Tea and Coffee Ceremonies: Around The World in 80 Cups.” Learn about Vietnamese culture while enjoying tea and coffee from the Tea Aficianado Club. Min. 6 attendees necessary to hold event. 7-8 PM. Wheaton, IL. 36 great events

Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen – February 5-May 1. See eight gigantic, kinetic, wind-power sculptures by Dutch artist and physicist Theo Jansen. Chicago Culture Center, Chicago. cityofchicago.org. Chicago Botanic Orchid Show – February 10-March 25. 10,000 orchids in bloom with floral classes, special times for photography opportunities, marketplace and brunch among the blooms. Chicago Botanic Gardens, Glencoe. chicagobotanic.org. Polar Adventure Days – January 20 and February 24. Engage in winter activities, see live animals and create natureinspired crafts. Dress for the weather as events take place both outdoors and inside the visitor center. Northerly Island, Chicago. chicagoparkdistrict.com. Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade – February 25. Celebrate the Year of the Rooster at the area’s annual parade featuring a marching band, traditional drag-

Register 630-702-9461. ADULTS Music Recital – Wheaton College Conservatory of Music faculty presents a recital featuring violin music. 7:30-9:30 PM. Wheaton College. 630-752-5099. FAMILY Things That Go – Zoom over for some Kid Rock fun tailored to the transportation theme. Musical activities, imaginative play, colorful rhythm instruments. Ages 1-5 with adult. 10-10:45 AM. Cantigny Education Center, Cantigny Park, Wheaton. Register 630.260.8162. www.cantigny.org. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17 ADULTS Small Business Seminar: The M Generation – For the first time in history, organizations employ members of up to five different generations. Learn about the millennial generation, employee characteristics, and how to navigate generational gaps for a more productive work environment. Free tickets are required for this event. Glen Ellyn Public Library. Register 630-469-0879. FRIDAY, JANUARY 19 FAMILY Robin’s Dog Stars – Meet Amazing Gracie, a brilliant black lab and Incredible Cedar, a beautiful border collie, tell jokes, do magic and perform 50 dog tricks. Learn how intelligent and helpful dogs are. All ages. 7 PM. Helen Plum cardholders pick up tickets at Youth Services desk. 630-627-0316. helenplum.org. SATURDAY, JANUARY 20 FUNDRAISER Cash For Kids – Family-friendly concert and festival features Johnny Cash hits and proceeds benefit Gompers Park Athletic Association baseball and softball programs. 6 PM. Irish American Heritage Center, Chicago. 773-282-7035. suburban family | subfam.com

on, lion dances and decorative floats. Chicago. Chinatown.org/events. Handmade Market Chicago – Through March 10. Connects makers of beautiful things to those who appreciate the unique and handmade. Shop jewelry, clothing, handbags and paper crafts at this monthly fair in Ukrainian Village. The Empty Bottle, Chicago. handmadechicago.com. Maggie Daley Park Skating Ribbon – Through March. Among the “alpine in a city,” lace up your skates and enjoy an ice skating experience unlike any other on a path of ice winding through the rolling landscape. Chicago. 312-744-3316. maggiedaleypark.com. chicagoboatshow.com. McCormick Tribune Ice Rink – Through March. Lessons and special programming weekends and during the Chicago Public Schools’ winter break. Skate rentals available. Chicago. 312-744-3316. millenniumpark.org.

FAMILY Tolkien’s Beginnings – Explore J.R.R. Tolkien and his lesser-known works from his childhood years, through World War I, and up to the publication of his classic children’s book The Hobbit in 1937. Join staff for your own Tolkien-themed activities including coloring, cartoons, scavenger hunt, and craft during the presentation. All ages. 1 PM. DuPage County Historical Museum, Wheaton, IL. Register 630-510-4941. TUESDAY, JANUARY 23 KIDS Minecraft Selfies – Learn how to make Minecraft-themed portraits. Simulate pixels using scissors, paper, and glue to create your unique look. Grades 2-5. 4 PM. Glen Ellyn Public Library. Register 630-4690879. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23 ADULTS Hygge Cocktail at Maize+Mash – Sharpen your basic mixology skills in downtown Glen Ellyn, mixing hygge-themed cocktails. Event includes tasting menu that will complement 4 (4 oz.) cocktails. Must be 21 or older to attend. 6:30 PM. Glen Ellyn Public Library. Register 630-469-0879. THURSDAY, JANUARY 24 FAMILY Basketball – Catch Aurora University Women’s Basketball. Purchase tickets to the home game or watch via live streaming video. Athletics.aurora.edu. 630-844-5110. THURSDAY, JANUARY 25 FAMILY Raspberry PI – Learn about Raspberry Pi, a computer the size of a credit card, and how to use it to build a retro game console. Invite your friends and family and register together. Bring your console controller. Keep the Raspberry Pi to continue programming at home. 7 PM. January/February 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...

Suburban Family ~ Jan + Feb 2018  

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