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Winnie the Pooh and Homemade Syrup: Grab & Go Kids Planner

This weekend enjoy pancakes, Winnie the Pooh, story time, homemade syrup and more!

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 in 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: , 3501 Cedar Glade Drive, Naperville, on March 16, at 1:30 p.m.
    Why Go: Visit the Hundred-Acre Wood through stories, songs and crafts.
    Pricing: Zip! Zilch! Nada!
  • YOUNG ADULT AUTHORS AT ANDERSON’S
    Where/When:
    , 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, on March 18, 7 p.m.                        
    Why Go: Four young adult authors, Kimberly Derting, Claudia Gray, Courtney Moulton and Ellen Schreiber, will be on hand for readings and signings.                 
    Pricing: Free! 'Nuff said.

  • Where/When:
    , 440 Aurora Ave., Naperville, on March 19, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Why Go:
    Fill ‘er up with all-you-can-eat pancakes and raise money for local nonprofit organizations and college scholarships for Key Club members at Waubonsie Valley High School, Metea Valley High School and Naperville North High School. This event is being hosted by the Naperville Kiwanis.
    Pricing:
    $5 in advance or $6 at the door.

  • Where/When: Thornhill Education Center, 4100 Lincoln Ave, Lisle, March 20 from 10 a.m. to noon.
    Why Go: Learn how to tap a tree and turn sap into maple syrup.
    Pricing: $14 for members and $20 for non-members.
  • STORY TIME FOR KIDS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
    Where/When: Public Library, 2035 S. Naper Blvd., Naperville, March 22 and March 29 at 4:30 p.m.
    Why Go: Special needs kids and their families can sing, dance and listen to stories during this creative story time. A sign language interpreter is available.
    Pricing: Free!

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