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!
• YOUNG ADULT AUTHORS
Where/When: 7 p.m. Friday at , 123 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville.
Why Go: Authors Kimberly Derting who wrote "Desires of the Dead," Claudia Gray who wrote "Afterlife," Courtney Moulton who wrote "Angelfire," and Ellen Schreiber who wrote "Once Upon a Full Moon," from and sign their books.
• THE BEAKS ARE BACK
Where/When:1-4 p.m. Thursday and Friday at , 4100 Lincoln Ave, Lisle.
Why Go: How do birds eat? This is a hands-on, self-guided for all ages in the Children's Garden, weather permitting.
Pricing: Free with admission.
• CHILDREN'S THEATER GROUP PERFORMANCE
Where/When: 2 p.m. Saturday at , 400 Duane St.
Why Go: See local kids Madcaps’ Cinderella, Popcorn, Pat the Pint-Sized Pirate
• IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE
Where/When: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday at Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville.
Why Go: A family-friendly , "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie & Other Story Books" will be formed by Theatreworks USA.
• BETWEEN THE LINES
Where/When: 7 p.m. Friday at , 1777 S. Blanchard St.
Why Go: The Children’s Playhouse of the Wheaton Park District will present featuring some familiar fairytale characters in some unfamiliar predicaments.
Pricing: $5, $3 for students and seniors.