Grab & Go Kids Planner: Lots of Legos, Make A Candle, Toy Story 3 On Ice
Our round-up of the weekend's best family-friendly events.
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Lego Mania Club
Where/When: Thursday, Feb. 17 at 6:30 p.m., Winnetka Public Library, 768 Oak St, Winnetka.
Why Go: Tinkering tots, ages seven and up are welcome to build their own Lego masterpieces at the library’s evening event.
Pricing: Free. Registration is required.
Lego Master Building Event
Where/When: All this weekend. Northbrook Court Shopping Center, 2171 Northbrook Ct, Northbrook
Why Go: Families craft a brick which will be used to build an eight-foot-tall Buzz Lightyear statue. The event takes place on the mall's lower level near Lord & Taylor.
Open Mic Night
Where/When: Friday, Feb. 18 at 6 p.m., Winnetka Youth Organization, 620 Lincoln Ave, Winnetka.
Why Go: Kids and teens are encouraged to showcase their talents at open mic night to help raise awareness during February the Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.
Where/When: Saturday, February 19 at Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd, Glencoe. The program runs 9:30-11 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m.
Why Go: Put a little spring fever in the air by planting a flower that will attract bees and treat yourself by making a beeswax candle.
Disney on Ice Toy Story 3
Where/When: Daily, 7-9 p.m. Allstate Arena from January 26-30 and the United Center from February 2-13.
Why Go: The toys are back in town for an ice skating show for kids of all ages!
Pricing: Save a few extra bucks when purchasing matinee shows on ticketmaster by entering “MOM2” or “MOM” as the discount code. Tickets range in price from $15-75.
Madeline and the Bad Hat
Where/When: 2-2:45 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 20; 2651 Navy Blvd. in the Glen Town Center
Why Go: Love Madeline? The spunky heroine of Ludwig Bemelman's classic childrens books stars in this musical presented by ArtsPower. Advance reservation required via the Glen Town Center website.