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January 2019

Winter Wonderland Ice Rink Events

January 21, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until February 24, 2019

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until February 24, 2019

An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

Centennial Park West (Orland Park), Jillian Road & Park Station Boulevard
Orland Park, IL United States

Ice Rink is open December 1, 2018 - February 24, 2019 Mon thru thur 4-7pm Fri 4-9pm Sat 11-9pm sun 12-7pm Skates available youth 8 to adult 14. Hockey skates available for rent in Adult 7-14 $3/skate rental. Helmets available for free and recommended for those 8 and under Bundle up and join us!  Bonfires: December 14 - February 22 Fri 5-7:30, Sat and Sun 3-6pm

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Kids Winter Reading Program Read Undercover

January 22
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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

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 22
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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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Go, Dog. Go!

January 22, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until February 21, 2019

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until February 23, 2019

One event on February 1, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on February 3, 2019 at 2:00pm

DePaul’s HistoricMerle Reskin Theatre, 60 E Balbo Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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$5 – $10

story by P.D. Eastman adapted by Allison Gregory and Steven Dietz music by Michael Koerner directed by Kristina Fluty​ Come and play with MC Dog and her friends in Go, Dog. Go!, adapted from the beloved children’s book. Join in the adventure as big and little dogs, black and white dogs, and even blue and yellow dogs run, swim, jump, and play together! Recommended for ages 4 - 7. January 17, 2019 - February 23, 2019 TUE & THU at 10 AM SAT at 2 PM SUN…

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Farmhouse Museum Tour

January 22, 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

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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Story Time

January 22, 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until February 26, 2019

Pottery Barn Kids, 2A Oakbrook Center Mall
Oak Brook, IL 60523 United States

Join us for readings, activities, and more! Become a Pottery Barn Kids Book Club Member and you'll receive a special surprise after attending five events. Check a store near you.

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Winter Wonderland Party

January 22, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Darien Park District Community Center, 7301 Fairview Avenue
Darien, IL 60561 United States
$12 – $17

When the weather outside is frightful, the Darien Park District is so delightful! Warm up with us as we celebrate all things winter. Let’s make snowflakes, play games and enjoy a cup of hot cocoa. Age: 4-7 year olds Registration deadline: January 17

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Bright Horizons Open House

January 22, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Bright Horizons at Lisle, 4225 Naperville Rd Suite 170
Lisle, IL 60532 United States

Ages Served: Infants, Toddlers, Preschool, Kindergarten Prep, Kindergarten, School Age It's preschool registration season and there's no better way to figure out which early education location is perfect for your child than attending an open house! Bright Horizons is offering times in January when you can drop by to explore their classrooms, learn about their curriculum, and meet the teachers. No RSVP necessary! Click here to see all of the Bright Horizons opens house locations, dates, and times.

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