Grab & Go Kids Planner

Check out some family-friendly activities for this weekend!

Glad you clicked on our new Grab & Go Kids Planner!

We've assembled a weekly calendar of kid-friendly activities and new places to try out with 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!

If you’re looking to spend some time at the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian this weekend but haven’t found a babysitter yet, you’re in luck.  Every Saturday morning from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., the museum hosts arts and crafts for children age four and up. While children learn about the Native American culture through crafts projects, parents can walk around the museum. Admission into the museum is $2.50 for children, students, and senior citizens and $5 for adults.

Bring the whole family on Saturday, Feb. 19 at 1 p.m. at the to watch a penguin double-feature. Both movies are about emperor penguins, one is a documentary and one is an animated feature. The event is free.

Canine Safety Presentation by Tail Waggin Tutors
Bring the kids to learn about dog safety on Saturday, Feb. 26 (next week) from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the north branch of the Evanston Public Library. Families will learn tips about what to do when they find lost dogs and how to greet dogs.

February Weekend Family Films - Legend of the Guardians - The Owls of Ga'Hoole




. The event costs $15 per family unless the family has already registered.


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