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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!
• TRAIN SATURDAYS
Where/When: 1:30-3 p.m. Saturday at , 102 E Wesley St, Wheaton.
The DuPage Society of Model Engineers operates the entire railroad at the DuPage County Historical Museum on the third and fifth Saturdays of the month. The covers more than 2,000 feet of track and highlights some of DuPage County's railroads and landmarks.
• CHOCOLATE PIZZA PARTY
Where/When: Sunday at Ginkgo Restaurant, , 4100 Lincoln Ave, Lisle.
Why Go: Become a for a day! Create chocolate pizzas with candy toppings, and take home chocolate in your very own "chocolatier" carry tote.
Pricing: $10 members; $15 non-members.
Where/When: 10 a.m. Saturday at McAninch Arts Center Mainstage, , 425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn.
Why Go: It's the kids show at the college's annual Winter Jazz Fest.
• SLEIGH RIDE SUNDAYS
Where/When: Noon-3 p.m. Sunday at the , 3s507 Naperville Rd, Wheaton.
Why Go: Take a 12-to-15-minute horse-drawn through prairies and woodlands and learn about the features of this historic preserve.
Pricing: $5 per person aged 13+; $2 for 5-12.
• WEIRD AL GIVES READING AND SIGNS BOOKS
Where/When: 7 p.m. Friday at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S Ellsworth St, Naperville.
Why Go: Weird Al Yancovic will read from his book, When I Grow Up, at an Anderson's Bookshop-sponsored appearance. The book is for young readers and tackles the issues a little boy faces as he imagines what kind of career he might have.
Pricing: Admission is included with purchase of one book.