Kids, teens and family

 
 
Published: 4/6/2009 12:07 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.

Special Education files: Deadline is Friday, April 10. Files for former Aptakisic-Tripp CCSD102 Special Education students are scheduled to be destroyed in July. If you had a Special Education student that moved or graduated from District 102 before July 1, 2004, and would like their Special Education file, call records custodian Kathy Kroll, at (847) 353-5675, by April 10 to schedule an appointment to pick up the file.

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.

Mother/Daughter Manicures: 7-8:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, Recreation Park, 500 E. Miner St., Arlington Heights. Mothers and daughters will receive a hand treatment and massage while learning how to an at-home manicure. Each participant must register. All ages welcome. Fee is $20. For information, call (847) 506-7141.

Flashlight Egg Hunt: 7:30 or 7:45 p.m. (depending on age group) Wednesday, April 8, Heritage Park, 506 W. Victoria Lane, Arlington Heights. Bring flashlights for a night of egg hunt fun. Ages 3-9. Fee is $8/$10. For information, call (847) 506-7141.

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 9

Flashlight Egg Hunt: 7:45-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9, Salt Creek Park District Twin Lakes Recreation Area, Palatine. Children ages 6-12 can hunt for eggs in the dark. $5. Register at (847) 259-6890.

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.

Lenten Fish Fry: 6-8 p.m. April 10, Mount Prospect Moose Lodge, 601 N. Main St. $4.50-$7.50. Supports the children at Mooseheart in Batavia. (847) 398-2750.

Good Friday Children's service: 10 a.m. Friday, April 10, Northwest Covenant Church, 300 N. Elmhurst Ave., Mount Prospect. Singing, prizes, Easter treats, puppet show. (847) 255-4671.

Lunch with the Bunny: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, April 10, Salt Creek Park District Twin Lakes Clubhouse, Palatine. Children ages 4-10 lunch with the Easter Bunny, decorate eggs and make a craft. $15 per person. Register at (847) 259-6890.

April 11

Easter egg hunt: 9-9:30 a.m. Grealish Park, 1345 Joyce Ave., Palatine. Hosted by the Palatine Lions Club. Bring your own basket. Free, all ages. Jessica, (847) 259-6890.

Easter egg hunt: 10-10:30 a.m. South Park, 2004 S. Theda Lane, Palatine. Hosted by the Palatine Lions Club. Bring your own basket. Free, all ages. Jessica, (847) 259-6890.

Easter egg hunt: 11-11:30 a.m. 530 S. Williams Ave., Palatine. Hosted by the Palatine Lions Club. Bring your own basket. Free, all ages. Jessica, (847) 259-6890.

Egg hunt: An Easter egg hunt will be from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at Poplar Creek Church, 300 Schick Road in Bartlett. The community is invited to attend this event with thousands of eggs to be found by kids of all ages. Call (630) 483-1000 for details.

Eggs and more: An egg hunt will be at 10 a.m. April 11 at Northwest Assembly Church, 900 N. Wolf Road, Mount Prospect. This free egg hunt will feature 25,000 eggs, a petting zoo, food, balloons and more. www.nwaog.com or (847) 299-2400.

Pancake breakfast: The South Church will host a Community Pancake Breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 11. The menu will include pancakes, sausage, juice, milk and coffee. The cost is $5 per adult, free for children ages 12 and younger. The Easter Bunny will make an appearance from 9 to 11 a.m. to pass out goodie bags to children and pose for photos. The South Church is at 501 S. Emerson St., Mount Prospect. www.thesouthchurch.com or (847) 253-0501.

Basket Delivery from the Bunny: Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 11. The Bunny will come to residents' homes with baskets of goodies for children. For Arlington Heights Park District residents only. Sign up under the child's name. Register early because the Bunny can only see a limited number of children. All ages welcome. Fee is $30. For information, call (847) 506-7141.

Candy Hunt: 10 a.m. Saturday, April 11, Camelot, Frontier, Heritage, Pioneer, and Recreation Parks in Arlington Heights. Boys and girls ages 3-6 are separated into smaller age groups to hunt for candy. Children should bring their own basket or goody bag. Parents are invited to watch the event, but will not be able to assist the children. Dress for the weather. For information, call (847) 506-7141.

Springtime Cake Decorating: 10-11 a.m. Saturday, April 11, Recreation Park, 500 E. Miner St., Arlington Heights. Boys and girls ages 3-12 will each design their own cake, cupcake, chefs hat and cake box. Ages 3-5 must be accompanied by a parent. Fee is $34 for first child and $19.50 for each additional child. For information, call (847) 506-7141.

April 12

Easter egg hunt: All children in sixth grade and younger can search for eggs after the first worship celebration (about 10 a.m.) Sunday, April 12, on the church grounds at First United Methodist Church, 1903 E. Euclid Ave., Arlington Heights. There will be separate hunting areas for preschoolers and older children. Containers will be provided. (847) 255-5112 or www.fumcah.com.

April 13

Lapsit Storytime: 10-10:30 a.m. Monday, April 13, Indian Trails Public Library District, 355 S. Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. Babies birth to 18 months and their caregivers can build language skills through the use of songs, finger plays, rhymes and stories. Registration required. Call (847) 459-4100 or visit www.indiantrailslibrary.org.

Preschool Drop-in Storytime: 11-11:30 a.m. Monday and Tuesdays, April 13 and 14, Indian Trails Public Library District, 355 S. Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. Ages 3 to prekindergarten 5 can enjoy a short film and stories. No parents or siblings in story room. Registration required. Call (847) 459-4100 or visit www.indiantrailslibrary.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

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.

Hofstra University reception: 1 p.m. Saturday, April 18, Renaissance Chicago North Shore, 933 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook. High school juniors are invited to meet current Hofstra University students and administrators who will share information about academics, student life, more. (516) 463-6818.

April 19

Springtime on the Farm: 12-4 p.m. Sunday, April 19, Spring Valley, 1111 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.

Experience Schaumburg as a rural German farm community just as it was in the 1880s. Hands-on activities, craft, games, refreshments, hay ride, more. Food and beverages available for purchase. $2 per person; $8 per family. Free for children 3 and under.

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.

Teen Coffee House: 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, April 24, Indian Trails Public Library District, 355 S. Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. The library's open mic night and karaoke jam for students in grades 6-12. Pizza and soda will be available. Registration required. Call (847) 459-4100 or visit www.indiantrailslibrary.org.

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.

Teen Advisory Board: 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, Indian Trails Public Library District, 355 S. Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. Students in grades 6-12 can voice their opinions on past programs and help start new ones. Registration required. Call (847) 459-4100 or visit www.indiantrailslibrary.org.

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.

Family bingo: Bingo with Bubbe will be offered at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at Congregation Beth Am, 225 N. McHenry Road, Buffalo Grove. Can you think of a better way to spend time over Mother's Day weekend than with your family, playing bingo? Join us for a night of bingo games, prizes, food and friends. Cards can be purchased before the event at a discounted rate, call (847) 459-1677 for more details.

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.

Undated

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.