Get Active With Your Kids
Get the kids interested in theater this weekend.
Each week, we'll give you the info on the five best family activities or events for the
week. You're time-pressed enough, so we're happy to do the research and find the best things to do and places to go, both locally and within reasonable striking distance.
Look for the kids’ planner each Wednesday, and help us build the planner with your own suggestions and tips — just add them to the comment box. Even if you disagree with our picks, let us know. We want to hear from you!
• YOUNG ADULT AUTHORS
Where/When: 7 p.m. Friday at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville.
Why Go: Authors Kimberly Derting who wrote "Desires of the Dead," Claudia Gray who wrote "Afterlife," Courtney Moulton who wrote "Angelfire," and Ellen Schreiber who wrote "Once Upon a Full Moon," read from and sign their books.
• THE BEAKS ARE BACK
Where/When:1-4 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Morton Arboretum, 4100 Lincoln Ave, Lisle.
Why Go: How do birds eat? This is a hands-on, self-guided activity for all ages in the Children's Garden, weather permitting.
Pricing: Free with admission.
• CHILDREN'S THEATER GROUP PERFORMANCE
Where/When: 2 p.m. Saturday at Glen Ellyn Public Library, 400 Duane St.
Why Go: See local kids perform Madcaps’ Cinderella, Popcorn, Pat the Pint-Sized Pirate
• IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE
Where/When: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday at Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville.
Why Go: A family-friendly musical, "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie & Other Story Books" will be formed by Theatreworks USA.
• BETWEEN THE LINES
Where/When: 7 p.m. Friday at Wheaton Park District: Community Center / Rice Pool, 1777 S. Blanchard St.
Why Go: The Children’s Playhouse of the Wheaton Park District will present “Between the Lines,” featuring some familiar fairytale characters in some unfamiliar predicaments.
Pricing: $5, $3 for students and seniors.