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January 2019

First Folio Theatres All Childish Things

January 23, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on January 25, 2019 at 8:00pm

One event on January 26, 2019 at 8:00pm

One event on January 27, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on January 30, 2019 at 8:00pm

One event on January 31, 2019 at 3:00pm

Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st Street
Oak Brook, IL 60523 United States
$25 – $44

When a cohort of life-long buddies and Star Wars fans come up with the perfect caper, everything starts off as smoothly as a Jedi mind trick until the Dark Side starts to beckon. Will divided loyalties and greed cause their partnership to implode like the Death Star, or will the Force be with them? Ages 12 and up; under 18 with an adult. Tickets at 630-986-8067 or firstfolio.org.

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Kids Winter Reading Program Read Undercover

January 24
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until February 28, 2019

Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect Ave.
Elmhurst, IL United States
Free

Kids (newborns through grade eight) can join. Register at the Kids’ Help Desk with your valid Elmhurst Public Library card anytime from December 22 until February 28. Once signed up, kids receive a bookmark, a booklog to record the books read, and a reading challenge. Kids who reach reading goals by February 28 receive a sticker; a raffle ticket; and coupons for Skyzone, Meatheads, Brewpoint Coffee, and LEGOland.

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Enchanted Railroad

January 24
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until February 24, 2019

The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
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Friday, January 18 through Sunday, February 24, 2019 Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sycamore Room All aboard! Marvel at a world of tiny enchantment! Watch an intricate miniature model railroad wind through magnificent scenery that the whole family can enjoy.  Watch as more than 10 model trains wind through a two-level display of tree collections from around the world. The trains run at a child-friendly height to thrill even the littlest…

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Farmhouse Museum Tour

January 24, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until January 31, 2019

Kline Creek, 1N600 County Farm Road
West Chicago, IL 60185 United States
Free

Explore the lifestyle of a successful farm family as you tour the farmhouse museum. Learn how the home was a place for work as well as relaxation and how it served as the building block of the rural community. Tours begin on the hour. All ages. No registration. Questions? Call 630-876-5900.

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Rhythm & Rhyme Storytime

January 24, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until March 21, 2019

Dynamic Perception Dance Company, 766 Burr Oak Drive
Westmont , IL 60559 United States
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Free

Join us every week for a story, movement, music, & free play!

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Shake, Shimmy, & Dance

January 24, 10:15 am - 10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:15am on Thursday, repeating until March 7, 2019

Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
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Free

For children of all ages with an adult. Join us for dancing, music, and fun! No registration required.

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Farm Life in Winter

January 24, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until February 25, 2019

Kline Creek, 1N600 County Farm Road
West Chicago, IL 60185 United States
Free

There’s always work to do on the farm, and this time of year we’re busy sharpening and repairing tools, cutting blocks for the ice house, and checking the sheep shed for new lambs. Stop by to help (bring your garden tools and we’ll sharpen them as well), and if there’s enough snow, see how we have fun, too, by joining us on a horse-drawn sleigh ride. All ages. No registration. Questions? Call 630-876-5900.

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SciTech Storytime

January 24, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
SciTech Museum, 18 West Benton Street
Aurora, IL 60506 United States
Free

SciTech and Santori Library are pairing up for a perfect afternoon! This event gives young children a story and a Hands On craft project! Join us on the last Thursday of the Month at 2:30pm.

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