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Wednesday December 7th - Pearl Harbor Day

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 December 8th

"BYOBOX" - 3:00 to 5:00 PM - Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Ave, Oak Park, is excited to announce "BYOBOX", 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 (clean please!)and we will provide the tools: tape, scissors and crayons. Come and find out why BYOBOX is way more fun than any old screen! 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.

Friday December 9th

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 December 10th

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.

Chicago a cappella HOLIDAYS A CAPPELLA: TALES AND LEGENDS - 8:00 PM - Chicago a cappella will brighten your winter night with holiday tales from the Old World and the New, including stirring folk tunes, Renaissance treasures, and familiar Chanukah melodies and Christmas carols at Fourth Presbyterian Church, Michigan Ave. at Delaware Pl. Chicago. Anne Heider, the esteemed Artistic Director Emerita of Bella Voce, returns as Guest Music Director. Admission: Preferred Seating - $43.00 each; General Seating - $35.00 each; General Seating-Senior (65+) - $30.00; General Seating-Student (23 and under) - $15.00 each. To purchase tickets or for more information call 773-281-7820 or visit http://www.chicagoacappella.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.

Sunday December 11th

Chicago a cappella HOLIDAYS A CAPPELLA: TALES AND LEGENDS - 8:00 PM - Chicago a cappella will brighten your winter night with holiday tales from the Old World and the New, including stirring folk tunes, Renaissance treasures, and familiar Chanukah melodies and Christmas carols at St. Clement Church, 642 W Deming Pl. Chicago. Anne Heider, the esteemed Artistic Director Emerita of Bella Voce, returns as Guest Music Director. Admission: Preferred Seating - $43.00 each; General Seating - $35.00 each; General Seating-Senior (65+) - $30.00; General Seating-Student (23 and under) - $15.00 each. To purchase tickets or for more information call 773-281-7820 or visit http://www.chicagoacappella.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 December 12th

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 December 13th

Wednesday December 14th

PEG AND CAT VISIT WONDER WORKS - Noon to 1:30 PM - Peg and Cat will be out at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Ave, Oak Park, greeting all the children who visit. This is a great opportunity to meet some fascinating characters and do some amazing art work. Made possible by WYCC. 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.

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 December 15th

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.

Friday December 16th

HOLIDAY TRAINS - 10:00 AM to Noon - At Wonder Works Children's Museum's, 6445 W. North Ave, Oak Park, Holiday Trains you can load tiny presents and holiday symbols on an O-scale electric train and then help decorate the wooden train layout for the holidays. There will be more trains than usual to play with, Plus extra train layouts on both the Build It floor and the play dough table. You also can make a train-themed holiday decoration that you can take home. 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 December 17th

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.

Chicago a cappella HOLIDAYS A CAPPELLA: TALES AND LEGENDS - 8:00 PM - Chicago a cappella will brighten your winter night with holiday tales from the Old World and the New, including stirring folk tunes, Renaissance treasures, and familiar Chanukah melodies and Christmas carols at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave. Chicago. Anne Heider, the esteemed Artistic Director Emerita of Bella Voce, returns as Guest Music Director. Admission: Preferred Seating - $43.00 each; General Seating - $35.00 each; General Seating-Senior (65+) - $30.00; General Seating-Student (23 and under) - $15.00 each. To purchase tickets or for more information call 773-281-7820 or visit http://www.chicagoacappella.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.

Sunday December 18th

Chicago a cappellaHOLIDAYS A CAPPELLA: TALES AND LEGENDS - 4:00 PM - Chicago a cappella will brighten your winter night with holiday tales from the Old World and the New, including stirring folk tunes, Renaissance treasures, and familiar Chanukah melodies and Christmas carols at Pilgrim Congreagational Church, 460 Lake St. Oak Park. Anne Heider, the esteemed Artistic Director Emerita of Bella Voce, returns as Guest Music Director. Admission: Preferred Seating - $43.00 each; General Seating - $35.00 each; General Seating-Senior (65+) - $30.00; General Seating-Student (23 and under) - $15.00 each. To purchase tickets or for more information call 773-281-7820 or visit http://www.chicagoacappella.org/.

credo-music.orgMESSIAH SING ALONG - 3:00 to 5:30 PM - Sing with us at Grace Lutheran  Church, 7300 Division Street, River Forest! Messiah Sing-Along, with a pre-concert talk at 3:15 PM by Carl Grapentine (WFMT 98.7). FREE Concert at 4 PM. Musicians from Lyric Opera, prize-winning soloists. Freewill offering to benefit Harmony Food Pantry. More information: 440-774-3658 or www.credo-music.org/messiah.

Free Readers Ensemble"BECOMING DR. RUTH" - 3:00 PM - The Free Readers Ensemble's 24th Season continues with "Becoming Dr. Ruth", by Mark St. Germain, directed by Paulette Cary & featuring Mercita Demuynck, at The 19th Century Charitable Association, 178 Forest Avenue, Oak Park. Everyone knows Dr. Ruth Westheimer from her career as a pioneering radio and television sex therapist. Few, however, know the incredible journey that preceded it. From fleeing the Nazis in the Kindertransport, to joining the Jewish paramilitary in Jerusalem as a sniper, to her struggle to succeed as a single mother newlyarrived in America, Mark St. Germain deftly illuminates this remarkable woman's untold story - filled with the humor, honesty, and the life-affirming spirit of Karola Ruth Siegel, the girl who grew up to become <em>Dr. Ruth!</em>. Admission is free. For more about Free Readers Ensemble visit www.freereaders.com.

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 December 19th

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 December 20th

Wednesday December 21st

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 December 22nd

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.

Friday December 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.

Saturday December 24th - Christmas Eve

WONDER WORKS CHILDREN'S MUSEUM HOLIDAY HOURS - Wonder Works is open Saturday, December 24, Christmas Eve, from 10am to 3pm and will closed on Christmas Day, Sunday December 25. The museum will re-open on Monday, December 26 at 10am. For more information about Wonder Works Children’s Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Sunday December 25th - Christmas

Monday December 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.

Tuesday December 27th

Wednesday December 28th

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 December 29th

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.

Friday December 30th

WONDER WORKS CHILDREN'S MUSEUM NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY - Noon to 5:00 PM - Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Ave, Oak Park, is ringing in the New Year's with the largest kid's party in Oak Park. Families will party all day with great kid's games, entertaining crafts, a family parade, singing, food and general merriment. Admission is $2 for Wonder Works Members and $8 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) - 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 December 31st - New Year's Eve

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.