Japan and Nature: Spirits of the Seasons

Kohl Children's Museum | Glenview, Ill.

A multi-media, interactive, exhibit that allows children to discover how nature is reflected and celebrated in the lives of Japanese children through special seasonal environments and traditional Japanese activities. The exhibit focuses on the regions of Lake Biwa, Sapporo, Kyoto and Fukuoka, offering an in-depth exploration of each region through video, audio and visual media, as well as authentic props and hands-on interactive activities.

Cost: Free with admission

Storytelling: Inspiring Traditions for Generations

Mitchell Museum of the American Indian | Evanston, Ill.

Exhibit looks at the many ways Native Americans tell the history of their people through visual and oral traditions. It contains more than sixty artifacts from tribes throughout the United States and Canada, including an Ojibwe drum, Winnebego jingle dress and Navajo rug.

Cost: $5, $3 fseniors, students and kids; free museum members and Tribal members

Solar Lit Trails

Lake County Forest Preserves | Libertyville, Ill.

FREE  

With small solar lights to guide their way, hikers, skiers and snowshoers traverse the Solar Lit Trails at Pleasant Valley, Woodstock (half mile beginner loop) or Hickory Grove Highlands, Cary (1 mile intermediate loop).

When: until 9 p.m. daily
Cost: Free

Frindle

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre | Arlington Heights, Ill.

Nick and his friends think that Language Arts class is the worst! A plan to get out of having homework backfires as Mrs. Granger, their teacher, assigns Nick the task of finding out where words come from. Nick, a creative and imaginative student, decides to make up his own word. Nick will get everyone in class to call a pen…a frindle! Mrs. Granger is not happy about Nick's new word and tries to put an end to it, but soon it spreads so far even Nick can't stop the world from using his new word. Performances are Feb. 6-14.

Cost: $14, $12 for kids 12 and under

Social Group

The Chicago Lighthouse North | Glenview, Ill.

Kids have the opportunity to build long-lasting friendships through organized play that aims for positive group interaction. This lively group will also eat a small meal together to further enhance social development and maximize each child's potential. Families are asked to bring their own lunch. An interesting sensory food item will be provided.

When: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Cost: $48 for 6 weeks

Literacy Group

The Chicago Lighthouse North | Glenview, Ill.

This program will provide activities for children to access the world of literature through tactile and auditory books, puppets, songs, dance and exposure to braille.

When: 1-2 p.m.
Cost: $48 for 6 weeks
 





 
 
 
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