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Wednesday January 18th

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Art has never been so much fun. Children and adults explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-minded art experience at Wonder Works Children’s Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process and children create masterpieces. There is simply no better art experience in Oak Park. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children’s Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

PAINT COVERED WEDNESDAYS - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Paint Covered Wednesdays provide children the artistic opportunity of a lifetime at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Children use a large variety of paints, styles and canvases as they learn to tell their stories, to create new things and expand their understanding of the world around them. Painting helps children by enhancing problem solving skills, improving fine motor skills, boosting self-esteem and gives a positive outlet for expression. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

STORY TIME WEDNESDSAYS - 3:30 to 4:00 PM - Discover the world of make believe by immersing yourself in new worlds and new adventures at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Story telling is an art form older than writing and still engages children and adults in a way only stories can. General admission is $6 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Thursday January 19th

NATURE AND SCIENCE AT WONDER WORKS: ROCKS FOR PLAY AND LEARNING - 10:00 AM to Noon - Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Ave, Oak Park, presents "Nature and Science at Wonder Works: Rocks for Play and Learning". We will have lots of rocks at Wonder Works today, including big rocks to touch, smaller rocks to sort, and tiny rocks to sift from the art room sandbox. You also can collect coal and iron ore hauled by our O-scale model railway and rocks of many different colors. The play dough table will be set up as a quarry, where diggers and dump trucks excavate rocks and crystals and wooden trains haul them all away. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children’s Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Art has never been so much fun. Children and adults explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-minded art experience at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process and children create masterpieces. There is simply no better art experience in Oak Park. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

BYOBOX - 3:00 to 5:00 PM - Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Ave, Oak Park, is excited to announce a new afternoon program geared at some of our older visitors. BRING YOUR OWN BOX is a way to have children engage in open ended play that incorporates design, construction, imagination, engineering, experimentation and FUN! You bring your boxes and cardboard recyclables and we will provide the tools: tape, scissors, and crayons. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children’s Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Friday January 20th

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Art has never been so much fun. Children and adults explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-minded art experience at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process and children create masterpieces. There is simply no better art experience in Oak Park. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Saturday January 21st

ECONOMY SHOP - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM - The Economy Shop, 103 S. Grove Ave., Oak Park. Bargains and treasures waiting to be discovered! We accept Visa & Master Cards. The Economy Shop requests gently used and new items which they can sell to raise $$ for local charities. For more information go to www.economyshop.org or call 708-383-2449.

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Art has never been so much fun. Children and adults explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-minded art experience at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process and children create masterpieces. There is simply no better art experience in Oak Park. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Sunday January 22nd

JIM GILL IN CONCERT - 4:00 to 5:00 PM - Our very own Oak Parker, Jim Gill returns to Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Ave. Oak Park, as part of our Sunday Concert Series. A trained child development specialist, Gill as been educating, entertaining and delighting children for over 20 years. Admission is $8 for Members, $11 for Non-Members. For more information about Wonder Works Children’s Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org/.

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 12:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Art has never been so much fun. Children and adults explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-minded art experience at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process and children create masterpieces. There is simply no better art experience in Oak Park. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Monday January 23rd

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Art has never been so much fun. Children and adults explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-minded art experience at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process and children create masterpieces. There is simply no better art experience in Oak Park. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Tuesday January 24th

Wednesday January 25th

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Art has never been so much fun. Children and adults explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-minded art experience at Wonder Works Children’s Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process and children create masterpieces. There is simply no better art experience in Oak Park. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children’s Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

PAINT COVERED WEDNESDAYS - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Paint Covered Wednesdays provide children the artistic opportunity of a lifetime at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Children use a large variety of paints, styles and canvases as they learn to tell their stories, to create new things and expand their understanding of the world around them. Painting helps children by enhancing problem solving skills, improving fine motor skills, boosting self-esteem and gives a positive outlet for expression. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

STORY TIME WEDNESDSAYS - 3:30 to 4:00 PM - Discover the world of make believe by immersing yourself in new worlds and new adventures at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Story telling is an art form older than writing and still engages children and adults in a way only stories can. General admission is $6 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Thursday January 26th

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Art has never been so much fun. Children and adults explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-minded art experience at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process and children create masterpieces. There is simply no better art experience in Oak Park. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

BYOBOX - 3:00 to 5:00 PM - Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Ave, Oak Park, is excited to announce a new afternoon program geared at some of our older visitors. BRING YOUR OWN BOX is a way to have children engage in open ended play that incorporates design, construction, imagination, engineering, experimentation and FUN! You bring your boxes and cardboard recyclables and we will provide the tools: tape, scissors, and crayons. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children’s Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Friday January 27th

St. John Lutheran Church"EPIPHANY MUSIC FEAST (MADRIGAL DINNER)" - 4:00 to 7:00 PM - The St. John Choristers host a "Epiphany Music Feast (Madrigal Dinner)" at St. John Lutheran Church, 305 Circle Avenue, Forest Park. The evening begins with a free Festival Concert. A six course banquet in the castle of King Henry VIII follows the concert, where we will recreate a medieval feast. Each dish is announced with choral and instrumental fanfares and pageantry. As in Medieval times, the various dishes are seasoned with fruit and other delicious flavors. Madrigal Dinner tickets are $25.00 by Reservation Only. For tickets or more information call Paul Lindblad at 847-420-9200 or visit http://www.stjohnforestpark.org/.

NATURE AND SCIENCE AT WONDER WORKS: WHAT'S INSIDE? - 10:00 AM to Noon - Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Ave, Oak Park, presents "Nature and Science at Wonder Works: What's Inside?" Today we will use our senses of touch, hearing, and sight to discover what's inside a variety of natural and human made objects. Reach inside a box and let your sense of touch tell you what it holds. Shake a container to see if you can tell what's inside just by listening. We also look at X-rays of skeletons, break open pods and cut into fruits to find the seeds inside, and take apart toys to see if we can figure out how they work. There also will be magic tricks that you can figure out once you look below the surface. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children’s Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Art has never been so much fun. Children and adults explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-minded art experience at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process and children create masterpieces. There is simply no better art experience in Oak Park. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Saturday January 28th

SIXTH ANNUAL WONDERIVIA - NIGHT OF TRIVIA FOR WONDER WORK CHILDREN'S MUSUEM - 6:00 to 11:00 PM - The Sixth Annual Wonderivia - Night of Trivia for Wonder Work Children's Musuem, will be held at Triton College, 2000 5th Ave, River Grove. Last year 50 teams vied for the winning title, and this year will be bigger and better! Wonderivia, Wonder Works'Trivia Night is and adult only event featuring good food and drink, auctions, and trivia fun. Sign up your team of six players, or have us put you on a team to meet some new, maybe smarter friends! You are promised a wonderful evening of fun and fellowship. Registration is open now online, in person at Wonder Works or by phone by calling 708-383-4815. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Art has never been so much fun. Children and adults explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-minded art experience at Wonder Works Children’s Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process and children create masterpieces. There is simply no better art experience in Oak Park. General admission is $6 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children’s Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Sunday January 29th

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 12:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Art has never been so much fun. Children and adults explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-minded art experience at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process and children create masterpieces. There is simply no better art experience in Oak Park. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Monday January 30th

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Art has never been so much fun. Children and adults explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-minded art experience at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process and children create masterpieces. There is simply no better art experience in Oak Park. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Tuesday January 31st