Kids, teens and family

 
Daily Herald Staff Report
Published3/30/2009 12:12 AM

Events specifically for children or teens as well as those for families, including classes, park and library programs, music, dances, family fitness events, battles of the bands. Send items to nbrcalendar@dailyherald.com two weeks before event date.

March 30

 

Fun with Chinese: 4:30-5:20 p.m. Mondays, March 30-May 18, South Barrington Community Center, 3 Tennis Club Lane, South Barrington. South Barrington Park District and Happy Chinese School present this class to teach Chinese to all beginning learners in a fun and easy way. $120-$128. Register at (847) 381-7515 or sbpd.net. Visit, HappyChineseSchool.com for information.

Anime Club: 4-5:30 p.m. Mondays, March 30, Indian Trails Public Library District, 355 S. Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. A new anime movie or series each meeting, and Japanese. For grades 6-12. For information, call (847) 459-4100 or visit www.indiantrailslibrary.org.

Chess Club: 4-5 p.m. Monday, March 30, Bartlett Public Library District, 800 S. Bartlett Road. For students in grades 2-12. (630) 837-2855 or bartlett.lib.il.us.

Adventure Club - Magic: 6:30-7:15 p.m. Monday, March 30, Indian Trails Public Library, 355 S. Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. Each month the club focuses on a different topic through stories, games, crafts or snacks. For children in kindergarten through third grade. Registration required; call (847) 459-4100 or visit www.indiantrailslibrary.org.

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Create a Craft: 1-4 p.m. Monday, March 30, Vernon Area Pub­lic Library District, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. Drop in to create a craft. For children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. For information, call (847) 634-3650 or visit vapld.info.

Aquatic egg hunt: Noon Saturday, April 4, South Barrington Park District, 3 Tennis Club Lane. Egg hunt, game, races. $6. Register by 5 p.m. Monday, March 30 at (847) 381-7515.

March 31

Teen Advisory Board: 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, Indian Trails Public Library District, 355 S. Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. Grades 6-12 can voice an opinion on past programs and help start some new ones. For information or to register, call (847) 459-4100 or visit www.indiantrailslibrary.org.

April 2

Underwater Eggstravaganza: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 2, The Waterworks, 505 N. Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg. Hunt for eggs underwater and swim with the bunny at this Schaumburg Park District event. $7- $9. Adults free. (847) 490-7020.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

April 3

Friday Tot Lot: 9:30 a.m.-Noon Friday, April 3, Sport Center gymnasium, 1141 W. Irving Park Road, Schaumburg. Parent-supervised open gym for children ages 6 and under. Includes balls, riding toys, climbing mats. $40-$60. (847) 490-7020 or parkfun.com.

Horizon Bingo night: 7-9 p.m. Friday, April 3, Tefft Middle School, 1100 Shirley Ave., Streamwood. Free family fun, win prizes, raffles, snacks available for purchase.

Environmentally Friendly Fun Party: 4-5 p.m. Friday, April 3, Prospect Heights Public Library, 12 N. Elm St. For grades one-four. Register at (847) 259-3500, ext. 35 or phpl.info.

April 4

Sunset Fire on the Prairie: 7-9 p.m. April 4, Spring Valley Nature Center, 1111 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.

Learn about and observe a prairie burn. Refreshments follow. $4-$5, register by Friday, April 3. (847) 985-2100.

Lunch with the Easter Bunny: Saturday, April 4, Bartlett Community Center, Oak Room, 700 S. Bartlett Road, Bartlett. Hosted by the Bartlett Woman's Club. $6 per person includes lunch and raffle prizes, and Easter buckets for each child. Two seatings 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Reservations required. Karin, (630) 289-6533.

Easter Praise and Egg Hunt: 10 a.m. Saturday, April 4, Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, Army Trail and Petersdorf roads, Bartlett. For children toddlers-sixth grade. Sing, hunt for candy-filled eggs and make crafts.

Bunny Bash: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 4, Community Recreation Center, 505 N. Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg. Pony rides, petting zoo, pictures with the bunny, egg hunts, crafts, moon jump inflatables, games, concessions, more. $5- $7. Registration deadline is April 3. Parents and children under 1 are free. (847) 490-7020.

Breakfast with the Bunny: 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 4, Hanover Park Park District Community Center, 1919 Walnut St., Breakfast, bunny photos, crafts, games, coloring contest, entertainment, more. $4 adults; $3 ages 12 and under. Lori, (630) 837-9152.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 4, Sheila Ray Center, 225 E. Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove Village. Breakfast, photos with the bunny, entertainment. (847) 437-9494.

IGBY Party: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 4, Indian Trails Public Library, 355 S. Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. A 50th anniversary party to celebrate IGBY, the library's mascot. Cake, crafts, miniature golf. (847) 459-4100 or www.indiantrailslibrary.org.

Palatine Jaycees' Easter Egg Hunt: 1 p.m. Saturday, April 4, Towne Square, Palatine Road and Smith Street, Palatine. Features an estimated 3,000 Easter eggs filled with candy and prizes. Children will be divided into age groups; the Easter Bunny will be on hand. Visit palatinejaycees.org. (847) 604-0288.

The Wizard of Oz 70th Anniversary: Saturday, April 4, Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood St., Des Plaines. Featuring two screenings of the film at noon and 2 p.m., a librarian songfest at 1:30 p.m., all-ages costume parade at 2:30 p.m. and more. Free. (847) 376-2839 or dppl.org (847) 376-2839 or dppl.org.

Easter Egg Hunt: 10 a.m. Saturday, April 4, Northwest Covenant Church, 511 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights. For children through fifth grade. For information, call (847) 255-4671.

April 5

Prom Palooza: 1:30 p.m., Sunday, April 5, Indian Trails Public Library, 355 S. Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. Teenage girls can bring in old prom dresses and get ready for prom by trying on dresses for size and primping with professional hair stylists, makeup artists and nail technicians. An after-hours dance practice party will follow from 4-6 p.m. For details, call (847) 459-4100 or visit www.indiantrailslibrary.org.

Aquatic Easter Egg Hunt: 1-3 p.m. Sunday, April 5, Pavilion Aquatic Center, 1000 Wellington Ave., Elk Grove Village. Meet the Easter Bunny, collect eggs from the pool. $5 adults; $7 children. To register, (847) 437-9494.

Bunny brunch and egg hunt: 10 a.m. Sunday, April 5, Pinstripes in the Arboretum Lifestyle Center. Brunch, photos with the bunny, decorate eggs. After breakfast egg hunt at South Barrington Community Park at 12:30 p.m. $26, advance registration required. Use code 8010 to reserve your seats.

Pancake breakfast: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, April 5, John Hersey High School, Arlington Heights. Hosted by the Arlington Heights Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 80. All-you-can-eat. $5 donation, children under age 5 are free. Supports the charitable work of the lodge.

April 6

Flashlight egg hunt: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9, Marvin Dunteman Park, South Barrington. Children K-fifth grade search for eggs, prizes and treats in the dark. Register before Monday, April 6. $6. (847) 381-7515.

April 7

College Fair: 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, Harper College campus, located at Euclid and Roselle Roads in Palatine. All District 214 schools and St. Viator High School college-bound students and their parents are invited to attend. Ask questions, make comparisons between institutions of higher learning, receive brochures and narrow possible choices. Free. (847) 925-6000.

Egg hunt: 11 a.m.-noon or 3-4 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, Prospect Heights Public Library, 12 N. Elm St. Children birth to Kindergarten will see a Puppet Place performance of "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" followed by an egg hunt. Register at (847) 259-3500, ext. 35 or phpl.info.

April 8

Toddler Storytime: 10-10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 8, Indian Trails Public Library, 355 S. Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. For children 18- 36 months and their caregivers. Share stories, finger plays and songs to encourage listening and motor skill development. Registration required; call (847) 459-4100 or visit www.indiantrailslibrary.org.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, Prospect Heights Public Library, 12 N. Elm St. Children in grades two-eight learn about the three "R" by making crafts and other fun activities. Register at (847) 259-3500, ext. 35 of phpl.info.

April 10

Friday Tot Lot: 9:30 a.m.-Noon Friday, April 10, Sport Center gymnasium, 1141 W. Irving Park Road, Schaumburg. Parent-supervised open gym for children ages 6 and under. Includes balls, riding toys, climbing mats. $40-$60. (847) 490-7020 or parkfun.com.

Aqua Egg Hunt: 10 a.m. Friday, April 10, Splash Central, 700 S. Bartlett Road, Bartlett. Children, divided into age groups, collect eggs in the water. Bring a bathing suit, towel and a basket for gathering the eggs. Advance registration required. $8-$10. (630) 540-4800.

Jan's Clan Puppets: 10 a.m. Friday, April 10, Bartlett Public Library, 800 S. Bartlett Road. Family puppet program featuring Jan Nelson. (630)-837-2855 or bartlett.lib.il.us.

Yo-Yo Man: 11-11:45 a.m. Friday, April 10, Palatine Library, 700 N. North Court. Yo-Yo Man, Barry North will entertain and amaze the whole family with his championship yo-yo tricks. Required tickets available at the Reader Assistance Desk. To register, call (847) 358-5881, ext. 132, or visit palatinelibrary.org.

Young Artists workshop: 4-5:30 p.m. Friday, April 10, Prospect Heights Public Library, 12 N. Elm St. Explore the Indonesian art of batik. For grades three-eight. Register at (847) 259-3500, ext. 35 or phpl.info.

April 11

Doggy Egg Hunt: 10-10:45 p.m. dogs under 30 pounds; 11:15-noon for dogs over 30 pounds, Saturday, April 11, Pirates' Cove Theme Park, Elk Grove Village. Dogs hunt for eggs. $10-$15. (847) 437-9494.

April 17

Friday Tot Lot: 9:30 a.m.-Noon Friday, April 17, Sport Center gymnasium, 1141 W. Irving Park Road, Schaumburg. Parent-supervised open gym for children ages 6 and under. Includes balls, riding toys, climbing mats. $40-$60. (847) 490-7020 or parkfun.com.

April 18

T-shirt tote bags: 2-3 p.m. Saturday, April 18, Palatine Public Library District, 700 N. North Court. Carol Thomas, a local crafter, transforms an old T-shirt into an earth-friendly, tote bag. For grades seven-12. To register, (847) 358-5881, ext. 132 or palatinelibrary.org.

Middle School Drop-Ins: Saturdays, April 18 and May 9, Prairie Lakes Community Center, Des Plaines. Recreational activities for grades six-eight. $7 at the door. (847) 391-5700 or desplainesparks.org.

Flying 4 Kids: 10 a.m. Saturday, April 18, Margreth Riemer Reservoir Wood, Quentin, and Palatine roads, Palatine

Free event for all ages. Bring your kite and participate in this fifth statewide kite fly started to create awareness of parks, recreation, and the Park District Youth License Plate program. Free kite kits to the first 50 children, raffles, more. (847)-991-0333.

Iron Chef: Library Style: 3-5 p.m. Saturday, April 18, Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 500 N. Dunton Ave. High school students are invited to compete in an Iron Chef style contest using lunch food ingredients from Whole Food Market. Prizes. Space limited, register at (847) 392-0100 or ahml.info.

April 21

Working World Workshop for Teens: 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 500 N. Dunton Ave., Arlington Heights. Teens can learn how to get a job, fill out an application, and act during an interview. Free; register at www.ahml.info or call (847) 392-0100.

April 24

Friday Tot Lot: 9:30 a.m.-Noon Friday, April 24, Sport Center gymnasium, 1141 W. Irving Park Road, Schaumburg. Parent-supervised open gym for children ages 6 and under. Includes balls, riding toys, climbing mats. $40-$60. (847) 490-7020 or parkfun.com.

April 26

Sunday Fun Day: 1-3pm. Sunday, April 26, Splash Central, 700 S. Bartlett Road, Bartlett. Games, goodies, swim rates apply, free with Splash Central season pass. Open to all ages. Registration requested. (630) 540-4800 or bartlettparks.org.

Children's rummage sale: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, April 26, Bartlett Community Center gymnasium, 700 S. Bartlett Road. Gently used children's items including toys, books and clothes. Be a seller, fees are $12 per resident table and $15 for nonresident table. Call (630) 540-4800 for more information.

Children's rummage sale: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, April 26, Bartlett Community Center gymnasium, 700 S. Bartlett Road. Gently used children's items including toys, books and clothes. Be a seller, fees are $12 per resident table and $15 for nonresident table. Call (630) 540-4800 for more information.

Children's rummage sale: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, April 26, Bartlett Community Center gymnasium, 700 S. Bartlett Road. Gently used children's items including toys, books and clothes. Be a seller, fees are $12 per resident table and $15 for nonresident table. Call (630) 540-4800 for more information.

April 28

All Career Expo: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, Willow Creek Activity Center, 67 E. Algonquin Road, South Barrington. High schools in Districts 211, 214, and 220; the Northwest Education to Careers Partnership; and Harper College will host Career Expo 2009 to help students gather information on career options, research career fields, and determine educational requirements needed to pursue desired careers. For information, visit edcareerpartnership.com.

May 3

Mother-Daughter Tea and Fashion Show: 2 p.m. Sunday, May 3, Bartlett Public Library District, 800 S. Bartlett Road. Registration required for this event featuring the fashions of the Titanic historic period. Space limited. ((630) 837-2855 or bartlett.lib.il.us.

May 5

Princess and Pirates Hidden Treasure adventure: 6:30-7:40 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, Bartlett Community Center, 700 S. Bartlett Road. Celebrate the month of May with your mom and Glitzy Girlz. Dress up as a princess/pirate and get ready for a craft adventure. Ages 3-9 with adult. $33, register at (630) 540-4800 or bartlettparks.org.

May 9

Middle School Drop-Ins: Saturday, May 9, Prairie Lakes Community Center, Des Plaines. Recreational activities for grades six-eight. $7 at the door. (847) 391-5700 or desplainesparks.org.

May 19

Exoplanets-World Beyond Our Solar System: 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, Bartlett Public Library District, 800 S. Bartlett Road. Presented by NASA Ambassador Jim Kovac. Find out about the recent discoveries of extra-solar planets within the Milky Way galaxy. (630) 837-2855 or bartlett.lib.il.us.

June 15

Hellenic American Academy summer camp: Session begins June 15. For camps hours, fees and information, (847) 317-1063.

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District 54 Parent Paid Preschool registration: Lincoln Prairie School, 500 Hillcrest Blvd., Hoffman Estates, is accepting registration from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday for its parent-paid preschool programs for children ages 3-5. Classes are available in the morning and afternoon. $120-$300, with a $55 registration fee. (847) 357-5212.

SPARK program registration: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 735 Westgate Road, Des Plaines. Register for early childhood and school age programs including Mini-School, preschool, Jr. Kindergarten, extended day kindergarten and school age before and after school programs. (847) 824-1065 or 62.org.

Preschool openings: The Salt Creek Park Preschool has immediate openings for its 3-4 year old program. Call (847) 259-6890.

Tutor. com: Youth Services Department at the Prospect Heights Public Library, 12 N. Elm Street, Prospect Heights will have a new online service. Tutor.com connects to a real-time live tutor in an online classroom to work one-on-one on homework, studying, test prep, etc. Available daily from 2- 9 p. m. via the library's Web site phpl.info

Before and After School Care program: Weekdays, 6-8:30 a.m. and 3:30-6 p.m.; nonschool days (except major holidays), 6 a.m.-6 p.m.; Lutheran Church of the Cross, 2025 S. Goebbert Road, Arlington Heights. Open to children ages 5 through 12. For details, call (847) 437-5176.

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