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Get Active With Your Kids

Meet the wacky juggler

Each week, we'll give you the info on five family activities or events for the
week. You're time-pressed enough, so we're happy to do the research and find 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!

• OPEN GYM
Where/When: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at l, 155 E. Victory Pkwy.
Why Go: It's volleyball on Mondays and basketball on Tuesdays.
Pricing: $5.

• ANDY HEAD: WACKY JUGGLER
Where/When: 10 a.m. Thursday at , 125 S. Prospect Ave.
Why Go: The two-time national juggling champion has performed for The Late Show with David Letterman and throughout the world.
Pricing: Free.

• TREASURES FROM TRASH
Where/When: 1-4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and 2-4 p.m. Sunday at , 4100 Lincoln Ave, Lisle.
Why Go: Kids will play fun games and make a recycled craft to take home in this hands-on, self-guided activity. All ages in the Children's Garden, weather permitting.
Pricing: Free with admission.

• RHYME TIME
Where/When: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at , 125 S. Prospect Ave.
Why Go: For 1 and 2 year-olds with an adult. Stop by for these special stories in our Storytime Room.
Pricing: Free.

• FAMILY EXPLORER BACKPACK
Where/When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at , 4100 Lincoln Ave, Lisle.
Why Go: Grab a “family explorer backpack” and embark on an educational adventure through the Children's garden. Reserve a self-guided family backpack to enhance your experience in the Children’s Garden. Backpack rental includes science tools, guides and fun props. For families with children ages 2-6.

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