We've assembled a weekly calendar of kid-friendly activities and new places to try out with your children.
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!
FAMILY BEST BETS OF THE WEEK
Where/When: , 2035 S Naper Blvd., Feb. 16, 4 p.m.-5 p.m.
Why Go: Kids can learn and master easy-to-do magic tricks to amaze and entertain your family and friends.
Where/When: , 3501 Cedar Glade Drive, Feb. 16 from 7 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Why Go: Stories, flannels, finger puppet plays, and songs will lull you to sleep and prepare you for a night of pleasant dreams!
Pricing: Free! 'Nuff said.
Where/When: Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St., Naperville, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m.
Why Go: Weird Al Yancovic will read from his book, When I Grow Up and be available to sign his book.
Pricing: Free with the purchase of his book ($18) from . Additional tickets are available for $5.
Where/When: , 523 S Webster St., Naperville, Feb. 21, from 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Why Go: Kids will learn about secret symbols on the dollar bill, facts about coins and history of currency.
Pricing: $40 members, $45 non-members.
Where/When:, 301 N. Washington St., Naperville, Feb. 22, from 9:30 a.m.–10:15 a.m.
Why Go: Paint, stamp, and collage with geometrical shapes to create designs and pictures made of circles, squares and triangles.
Pricing: $15 member/child partner; $21 nonmember/child partner.