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January 2020

No School, No Problem

January 20, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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One event on February 27, 2020 at 12:30 pm

Sunset Community Center, 710 Western Ave
Geneva, IL 60134 United States
$20 – $30

Develop your skills in the kitchen as you create healthy (and some not so healthy) snacks! Young chefs will learn how to follow simple recipes, measure ingredients, mix everything together and have a blast concocting these delicious treats. Note: Please let us know of any allergies at registration. (JK)

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Frozen Castle Party

January 24, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cheney Mansion, 220 N Euclid Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302 United States
$40 – $53

Cheney Mansion turns into the home of your favorite winter Princesses for one night of fun, games and the coolest dance party in town.  Your and your parent(s) will be treated to a meet and greet, dinner and hanging out, while our Princesses take up residency at Cheney Mansion.

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February 2020

Daddies, Dance, and Doughnuts

February 8, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Civic Center (Oswego), 5 Ashlawn Ave
Oswego, IL, 60543

Little ladies, when you wake up Saturday morning, put on your princess gear and bring your Dad for doughnuts and dancing at the Civic Center! We will be putting on the hits and decorating some tasty treats. You are never too young for a sweet Saturday. This special event is designed for girls 2-5 and their dad. Register by February 3 for $20/couple and $10/additional child.

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Cast-Iron Cooking

February 8, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Herrick Lake Forest Preserve, 3S580 Naperville Rd
Naperville, IL 60189 United States

Help prepare a hearty meal over an open campfire as you learn tips for cooking with cast iron. Ages 8 and up; under 18 with an adult. $20 per person. Register online or at 630-933-7248.

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Tea with Your Doll

February 8, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
La Grange Area Historical Society, 444 S. La Grange Road
La Grange, 60525 United States
$15 – $20

Join us for our annual Tea with your Doll! This year our tea takes place during the time period of the World’s Fair in Chicago! Come learn about what life was like for families during the turn of the century. Period specific hors d’oeuvres and tea will be served. Each child receives a goodie bag and American Girl themed prizes will be raffled off. Adult chaperone required, dolls and other lovies welcome! Ages 5+

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Critters and Cookies

February 8, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Lake View Nature Center, 63 Hodges Road
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 United States

Is your child sweet on animals? At this program, your child will meet our awesome resident animals and be inspired to decorate animal themed cookies to give as a Valentine’s Day Gift. Age: 6-10. LVNC.

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Valentine Cooking

February 10, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Charles R. Beggs Activity Center, 0N020 County Farm Road
Winfield, IL 60190 United States
$23 – $31

Delicious treats with the theme of love will be featured in this hands-on cooking workshop. Join us to create and decorate lovely cupcakes, fruit kabobs and veggies with loaded dip.

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Junior Chefs

February 12, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Stephen D. Persinger Recreation Center, 3507 Kaneville Road
Gevena, IL 60134 United States
$25 – $38

Let your budding young chef flex their culinary muscles in these themed cooking adventures. Foods and treats may be eaten after class or taken home. By the end of these classes you child will making YOU dinner! Note: Please note at registration any allergies. Some items may include dairy, no nuts. (JK)

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