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Wednesday December 17th

SING ALONG WITH MS CAROL - 11:00 to 11:30 AM - Celebrate the majesty of story and music with the amazing, hands-on musical experience this is Ms. Carol at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. This is not just music time: it is an interactive musical adventure through story and song.

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.

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.  For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Thursday December 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. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Friday 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. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Saturday December 20th

SANTA SATURDAY - Noon to 3 PM - Meet with Santa  at Scoville Square, 137 N. Oak Park Avenue in Oak Park, in the lobby. Take Photos with additional photo opportunities within the decorated lobby. A Dear Santa letter witting station and small holiday crafts are also available during all the Santa Saturday visits. You can send your letters to the North Pole in our adorable Santa Express Mailbox standing next to the Christmas Tree in front of Scoville Square! One of Santa's helpers will be giving good boys and girls a goodie treat bag. For more information visit www.hemingwaydistrict.com or www.StageRitebyDeb.com.

ECONOMY SHOP - 9 AM to 3 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. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Sunday December 21st

"SYLVIA" - 2:00 PM - The Free Readers present a romantic comedy "Sylvia" by A.R. Gurney, directed by Larry Baldacci, at The 19th Century Charitable Association, 178 Forest Avenue, Oak Park. A modern, romantic comedy about a marriage... and a dog. When a four--legged bundle of fur named Sylvia enters Greg and Kate's lives, comedy (and a bit of jealousy) ensue. If you've ever had a pet or wondered what having one would be like, don't miss the fun--filled story of "SYLVIA"! PLEASE NOTE: This performance contains some strong adult language. Admission is free. And please note: there will no longer be valet parking available at the 19th Century Club, but the Club's lot just south of the building is open with all spaces available for you. Plus, all metered parking is FREE on Sundays in Oak Park. For more information about the Free Readers Ensemble, visit www.freereaders.com.

"THE EASTERN STAR" - 4:00 PM - The Oak Park Concert Chorale (OPCC), conducted by director Paul Lindblad, will present The Eastern Star at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1025 West Lake Street, Melrose Park, IL. Join OPCC for an evening of choral gems to herald the Christmas Season. This exciting concert highlights the work of seven Chicago area composers. Featured will be the premiere of new compositions by Harvey Hahn (Cary) and Rowen Bell (Oak Park). Pieces by Carl Schalk (Melrose Park), Paul Bouman (Oak Park), Paul Lindblad (Des Plaines), the late Richard Hillert (Melrose Park), and the late Victor Hildner (Oak Park) will also be showcased. General Admission is $18; Seniors/Students are $10. Group Rates are available. Tickets are available via phone: 708-383-4742 or online at www.OakParkConcertChorale.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. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Monday 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. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Tuesday December 23rd

Wednesday December 24th - Christmas 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.

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.  For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Thursday December 25th - Christmas

Friday 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. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Saturday December 27th

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. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Sunday December 28th

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. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Monday 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. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Tuesday December 30th

Wednesday December 31st - New Year's Eve

NEW YEAR'S PARTY - Noon to 5:00 PM - Ring in the New Year at the biggest kids party in Oak Park at Wonder Works, 6445 W. North Ave. Oak Park! The Wonder Work's New Year's Eve Party runs from noon to 5 pm and is more fun than a family should be allowed to have! Snacks, games, crafts, singing and so much more. No reservations are required, just swing by for an hour or two and have the time of your life. This event is covered by general admission.

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.

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.  For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.