Family Friendly: Free, frozen fun at Brookfield Zoo
Families can meet dogs from Green Valley Dog Drivers at Brookfield Zoo's FREEze Day, Feb. 24.
Brookfield Zoo is a great place to spend time in Winter particularly on FREEze Day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24 at First Avenue and 31st Street. As the capital letters indicate, admission is free that day. Special cold-weather entertainment is planned.
“We work with the Green Valley Dog Drivers, a local club out of Lemont, that uses all kinds of dogs to show how dogs can pull sleds and work in the snow,” said Ken Grzeslo, onsite marketing assistant manager. “They demonstrate how they harness the dogs to the sleds. They talk about the different kinds of sleds they use.”
Grzeslo noted that club members play games with the kids and talk about their dogs — most of which were adopted from shelters. FREEze Day activities run whether it snows or not.
“The event brings out a lot of families who love dogs,” Grzeslo said.
In addition, there will be an Eagle Chat at 11 a.m.
For details, call (708) 688-8000 or go to www.czs.org.
A WHOLE LOT OF FUN
There will be stories and songs to entertain newborns to 6-year-olds and caregivers during Family Story Time at Whole Foods Market, 7245 Lake St., River Forest, 9:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22. Miss Ashley from River Forest Public Library will present the program.
For details, call (708) 366-5205 or go to www.riverforestlibrary.org.
You’ll hear two great bands and then step to the music during a family barn dance at the 6th annual After Brunch Bash, 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24 at Fitzgerald’s, 6615 W. Roosevelt, Berwyn. Musical groups are Sunnyside Up (bluegrass) and The Teflons (swing and country). Tickets are $12 for adults, $4 for kids.
For details, call (708) 788-2118 or go to www.fitzgeraldsnightclub.com.
THE SPICE OF LIFE
You and your children will share a variety of activities at Family Storytime, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 at Franklin Park Public Library, 10311 Grand Ave. There will be stories, singing, dancing, finger play, nursery rhymes and a craft project.
For details, call (847) 455-6016 or go to www.franklinparklibrary.org.
Families will learn about the extinct creatures during Dinosaur Discoveries, 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2 at Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, 220 Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst. Fossils and props will help you understand dinosaur characteristics, and live animals will highlight how dinosaurs are related to animals living today. Cost is $4, $2 for museum members. Reservations are recommended.
For details, call (630) 833-1616 or go to www.lizzadromuseum.org.