Kids, teens and family

 
 
Published: 3/16/2009 12:08 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.

Spring break trips: Salt Creek Park District. For ages 7-13, call (847) 259-6890 for information.

March 16

Chess Club: 4-5 p.m. Monday, March 16, Bartlett Public Library District, 800 S. Bartlett Road. For students in grades 2-12. (630) 837-2855 or bartlett.lib.il.us.

Read to a dog: 4-5 p.m. Monday, March 16, Schaumburg Township District Library, 120 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg. Children read aloud to a dog certified by Therapy Dogs International. Free, must register at (847) 923-3439.

Mad Science: 7-8 p.m. Monday, March 16, Indian Trails Public Library District, 355 S. Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. Grades 4-6 can examine chemistry and the science of molecules and matter, then make some colorful super bouncy balls. For information or to register, call (847) 459-4100 or visit www.indiantrailslibrary.org.

March 17

Band concert: 7 p.m. Monday, March 17, Keller Junior High School, 820 Bode Road, Schaumburg. Fifth and sixth grade band students from Enders Salk, Fairview, Hoover and Lakeview schools, along with the District 54 Jazz Band perform. Dave, (847) 357-6500.

March 18

Mary Poppins trip: 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, Cadillac Palace Theatre. Bus departs from the Palatine Park District, 250 W. Wood St., Palatine. All ages 17 and under with an adult. $50-$75 fee includes transportation and show ticket. Lunch is on your own. For information or to register, (847) 991-0333 or palatineparks.org.

Lunch with the Easter Bunny: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 18, Biltmore Country Club, Barrington. Hosted by the Barrington Woman's Club. Proceeds benefit the club's philanthropic endeavors. $40. (847) 882-6450 or (847) 381-2123.

Toddler Storytime: 10-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 18 and Thursday, March 19, Indian Trails Public Library District, 355 S. Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. Storytime for children 18-36 months old and their caregivers. For information or to register, call (847) 459-4100 or visit www.indiantrailslibrary.org.

Home-school program: 10-11 a.m. or 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, Des Plaines History Center, 781 Pearson St. Topic is "Being a Kid 100 Years Ago." Tour the historic Kinder house, learn about children's chores and pastimes, make a turn of the century craft. (847) 391-5399 or desplaineshistory.org.

March 20

Friday Tot Lot: 9:30 a.m.-Noon Friday, March 20, 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.

Guitar Hero tournament: 7-9 p.m. Friday, March 20, Mount Prospect Public Library, 10 S. Emerson St. For teens in grades six-12. Prizes. To register, (847) 253-5675 or mppl.org/events.

March 21

Egg hunt: All children are invited to the Annual Resurrection Easter egg Hunt at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at Grace Lutheran Church, 780 S. Bartlett Road, Streamwood. Hunt for eggs and hear the story of the Resurrection of Jesus. Children who find "special eggs" will receive a special prize. Free. (630) 289-3996.

St. Joseph's Club of Italian Americans St. Joseph Table: 7 p.m. Saturday, March 21, Knights of Columbus Hall, 15 N. Hickory St., Arlington Heights. Proceeds benefit PADS. $20 per family donation suggested.

March 22

St. Joseph's Day Table: 2-5 p.m. Sunday, March 22, St. Isidore Church, 427 Army Trail Road, Bloomingdale. (630) 529-3045.

March 23

Spring Break Camp: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. March 23-17, Bartlett Community Center gymnasium, 700 S. Bartlett Road. Games, swimming and activities for children in grades K-six.

$112-$158. (630) 540-4800 or bartlettparks.org.

Spring Recess Science Camp: Noon-3 p.m. March 23-27, Bartlett Nature Center, 2054 W. Stearns Road. For ages 8-13. $80. (630) 540-4800 or bartlettparks.org.

Des Plaines Park District day trips: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 23-27, depart from and return to the Leisure Center, 2222 Birch St., Des Plaines. Day trips for children in grades two-eight include Enchanted Castle, Pickwick Theater, Pump-It-Up Entertainment, Rinkside Sports, Chuck E. Cheese, Schaumburg's Indoor Waterworks, Brunswick Zone and Orbit Skate Center. $34-$43 per trip. For information, (847) 391-5700 or desplainesparks.org.

Chess Club: 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, March 23, Indian Trails Public Library District, 355 S. Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. Play against other players. Prior knowledge of chess is required. All ages are welcome. For information or to register, call (847) 459-4100 or visit www.indiantrailslibrary.org.

NWSRA spring registration: Monday, March 23, Park Central, 3000 W. Central Road, Suite 205, Rolling Meadows. Spring session begins Monday, April 6 for five weeks. Individuals with disabilities are invited to register for this NWSRA recreational program. (847) 392-2870.

Bunny visits: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday March 30, Tuesday, March 31 and Wednesday, April 1. Bunny's stops will be approximately five minutes long and are open to Schaumburg Park District residents only. $20 by 5 p.m. Monday, March 23. Once registered, Bunny's helpers will call with the approximate time of his arrival. (847) 490-7020.

Paper making program: 1-3 p.m. Monday, March 23, Des Plaines History Center, 781 Pearson St. Free for members; nonmembers, $1 per child. Registration required. (847) 391-5399 or desplaineshistory.org.

Splash Central open swim: 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, March 23-Friday, March 27, Bartlett Community Center, 700 S. Bartlett Road. Swim at Splash Central over spring break. (630) 540-4800 or visit www.bartlettparks.org.

March 24

Spring Has Sprung Storytime: 7-7:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, Indian Trails Public Library District, 355 S. Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. Listen to stories and make a craft. The library will provide a snack and drink. For information or to register, call (847) 459-4100 or visit www.indiantrailslibrary.org.

Games at the library: 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, March 24 and Wednesday, March 25, Bartlett Public Library District, 800 S. Bartlett Rd. Video and board games for grades two-12, refreshments. (630)-837-2855 or bartlett.lib.il.us.

March 25

Candy Sushi and Pocky Tasting: 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, Palatine Public Library, 700 N. North Court. Kids in grade three-five make candy sushi and take part in a pocky tasting contest. (847) 358-5881, ext. 132, or visit palatinelibrary.org.

Magical creatures: 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, March 25, Bartlett Nature Center, 2054 W. Stearns Road, James "Pate" Philip State Park. Children ages 6-10 celebrate spring break at the nature center and learn about creatures. $20.

(630) 540-4800 or bartlettparks.org.

March 26

Springtime cake decorating: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26, Bartlett Community Center, 700 S. Bartlett Road. Children ages 3-12 can design their own cake, cupcake, chef's hat and cake box. $32, registration required. (630) 540-4800 or bartlettparks.org.

Japanese Craft Day:

10 a.m.- 8 p.m. Thursday, March 26, Palatine Library, 700 N. North Court. Young children and their parents/caregivers are invited to drop-in and make a Japanese craft.

Family variety program: 10 a.m. Thursday, March 26, Bartlett Public Library District, 800 S. Bartlett Road. Jason Kollum-Juggling and Variety Entertainment program (630)-837-2855 or bartlett.lib.il.us.

March 27

Friday Tot Lot: 9:30 a.m.-Noon Friday, March 27, 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.

Teen Coffee House: 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, March 27, Indian Trails Public Library District, 355 S. Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. Open mic night and karaoke jam for grades 6-12. Pizza and soda will be available. For information or to register, call (847) 459-4100 or visit www.indiantrailslibrary.org.

March 28

American Girl Tea Party: 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28, Barnes & Noble, 13 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights. Celebrate the Girl of the Year for 2009, Chrissa, with treats and activities. Call (847) 259-5304

March 29

Chess For All Ages: 1:30-4 p.m. Sunday, March 29, Indian Trails Public Library District, 355 S. Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. Play a friendly game of chess or learn from others how to play the game. No prior knowledge of chess is required. For information or to register, call (847) 459-4100 or visit www.indiantrailslibrary.org.

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.

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.

April 4

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.