Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Wednesday Weekend Windup

I hope that everyone had a great New Year's holiday! The holidays always go so fast. I am actually not even going to take down our tree until late next week. It took so much time to put up, why take it down so quickly? It may be nice to still have some of the spirit still around as we get back into the swing of things next week. (Next week should be interesting as my daughter has gotten used to reading until about 10:30-11:00 at night and waking up at 8:00 in the morning. Ugh!)

Looking at this weekend, there are a few events that look interesting:

Thursday, January 3

The Winter Carnival will still be going on at the Glenview Ice Center over the next few days. Looking ahead, there are some ice skate sessions with Mickey, a movie with Mickey, and ice games with Mickey. Check their schedule for more information on events, prices, and times. The Winter Carnival will be going on through January 6.

The Raupp Museum in Buffalo Grove will be having an activity for Winter Break. The free activity will be making a squawking chicken from 1:00PM-3:30PM.

Friday, January 4

On Jan. 4 & 5, the Wonder Works Children's Museum in Oak Park will be having an Animals in Winter Event. Children will learn how animals survive through the winter. Kids will be able to help some pretend animals hide for winter. Also, they will be able to observe worms and insects that live deep down in the soil during winter. The cost of the event is general admission to the museum ($6 pp). I have not been to the Wonder Works Children's Museum yet, but it looks great for infants-8-year-olds.

The Raupp Museum in Buffalo Grove will be having its last activity for Winter Break. The free activity will be making hot chocolate from 1:00PM-3:30PM. My daughter loves activities at the Raupp Museum! While there, take a look at their exhibits. The museum definitely provides a nice, little outing during the winter. Remember to take advantage of their scavenger hunts!

There will be a Deer Watch event at the Meineke Nature Center in Schaumburg from 4:00PM-5:30PM. Since deer are most active at dusk, it is a perfect time to take a hike to see some deer! The class will begin at the Nature Center before a hike. Participants will look for deer and signs of deer. The class is for those 5 and older. The cost is $6 for residents and $9 for nonresidents.

Saturday, January 5

The Wildwood Nature Center in Park Ridge has an encounter with an animal resident every Saturday at 10:15AM. Plus, the kiddos can watch the animals being fed at 10:30AM. The center does have 35 animals including snakes, frogs, and toads. They also have an interactive area with puzzles, puppets, and more. This is free!

The Book Market in the Glen Town Center in Glenview will be having a Slipping, Sliding, Skating Fun Event in conjunction with the Glenview Public Library and Glenview Ice Rink. From 10:30AM-11:15AM, staff from the rink will be demonstrating skills and equipment. The library will provide a storytime. You can pair this with lunch for a pleasant little outing!

This weekend is the last weekend to catch the Enchanted Railroad, so don't forget about the Morton Arboretum while planning your last few days of break!

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