Art Open House

Gymboree Play & Music - Naperville | Naperville, Ill.

FREE  

Paint, build and explore the world of art with your little one at this free event.

When: 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday; 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday
Cost: Free

Abraham Lincoln: Self-Made in America

The Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum | Grayslake, Ill.

FREE  

The exhibition, created by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, explores the history of our 16th President, from his boyhood to his last years in office. Includes various family-friendly events.

Cost: Free; donations appreciated

Oink, Baa, Moo: Farm Fun

Waukegan Public Library | Waukegan, Ill.

FREE  

Interactive learning centers include a barn slide, apple orchard and chicken coop. Maggie, a life-sized fiberglass milking cow sponsored by Golden Oaks Farm in Wauconda, will be the focus of the new exhibit. Maggie is over five feet tall and features a working udder that recirculates the water that children "milk."

Cost: Free

Saige’s Scavenger Hunt at American Girl Place

American Girl Place | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Girls go on a fun-filled scavenger hunt, collecting fun facts about our Girl of the Year 2013 along the way. Includes a free American Girl poster.

When: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Cost: Free

Artrageous

Clark Street in Lincoln Park (SSA #23) | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Clark Street in Lincoln Park is transformed into a vibrant art exhibition with competing artists onsite with displays, live art demonstrations, pop-up galleries, retailer presentations, workshops and more.

Cost: Free

Respite care for families affected by special needs

Christian Fellowship Church | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

A new respite care program offers free childcare for children with special needs. The program is free for all families. No affiliation with the church or any church is required.Facilities specific to children with special needs include: wheelchair access, quiet room, sensory wall, playroom, nursery, accessible restroom and changing table.Volunteers are trained with sensitivity and knowledge to care for children with autism, Down syndrome, behavioral disorders, cerebral palsy, speech and language impairments, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, and developmental/cognitive disabilities. There is a place for any child affected by special needs, as well as their siblings. Childcare is provided from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday evenings. Children may be dropped off and picked up at any time during this period. Parents are welcome to spend time in the facilities to observe, meet other parents, or connect with volunteers. To register, email or call Amy Giacalone, churchinroscoevillage@gmail.com.

Cost: Free
 





 
 
 
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