Family Friendly: Wonder Works picks band, The Boogers, for March show
The Boogers will perform in Oak Park.
The Boogers are at it again. The rock band for “picky” kids has a new album, “Extractum Victoris.” Families can hear tunes from it when the Boogers perform at Wonder Works, 6445 W. North Ave., Oak Park, 4 p.m. Sunday, March 10.
Original songs on that new CD include, “Give Me Some Pancakes” and “The Self Esteem Movement Let Me Down.”
“The album was just released in December and it’s been named one of the top kids’ music albums by about.com’s kids’ music expert,” said Boogers’ founder Paul Crowe, better known as Crusty Booger. “It was featured on NPR’s ‘All Things Considered,’ as well.”
Crowe, who has a Ph.D. in developmental psychology, loves performing for families because, “There’s almost no pretence with children,” he said. “You see the sheer unadulterated joy. I also really love seeing the parents and the kids having a great time together.”
Tickets are $8 for members, $11 for nonmembers. Reservations are required.
For details, call (708) 383-4815 or go to www.wonder-works.org.
Preschoolers will be singing, dancing, playing rhythm instruments and learning musical concepts at Ms. Clara’s Mini Musicians’ Class, 10 a.m. Monday, March 11 at River Forest Public Library, 735 Lathrop Ave. Preregistration is required for this class for ages 2-5, with a parent, taught by early childhood music specialist Clara D’Onofrio.
For details, call (708) 366-5205 or go to www.riverforestlibrary.org.
It’s the 109th birthday of a beloved children’s author so it’s time to Celebrate Seuss. The class, for kids ages 3-5 and parents, is 10:45 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 2 at Field Center, 935 Woodbine, Oak Park. Art, science and literature will be combined through singing, reading and other activities. Cost is $14 for residents, $21 for nonresidents. Registration is required.
For details, call (708) 383-0002 or go to www.pdop.org.
CELEBRATE IN STYLE
Mark the Pulaski Day school holiday by doing a traditional dance of Poland. School’s Out: Pint Sized Polkas will have all ages in motion, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Monday, March 4 at Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St. Registration is required.
For details, call (708) 452-3420 or go to www.oppl.org.
IT’S A JUNGLE IN THERE
Families will learn how jungles provide shelter and food, 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays in March at the Exploration Station in the Oak Park Conservatory, 615 Garfield. Docents will use interactive displays and games to teach about Survival in the Jungle at this free drop-in program.
For details, call (708) 386-4700 or go to www.fopcon.org.