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Grab your kids and go have some fun.
Family Best Bets of the Week
Where / When: Waters Edge Waldorf School, 150 W. Bonner Rd., Wauconda; 12 - 2 p.m., Friday, March 18.
Why Go?: Parents and children ages 2 - 5 are invited to experience a busy morning baking homemade bread, playing, participating in circle time, having a snack and watching a puppet show. Parents will tour the school, talk to other parents and learn about a Waldorf education.
Where / When: ; 6 - 7 p.m., Friday, March 18.
Why Go?: Check out all the day camp programs for children and teens at the Buehler Y.
Where / When: , 150 E. Wood St., Palatine; 11:30 a.m., Saturday March 19.
Why Go?: The Palatine Park District's Class Act Youth Theater presents this play that tells a story about how friendship, ingenuity and a little magic can help solve a young girl's problem.
Where / When: ; 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m., Friday, March 18.
Why Go?: Swim, check out the playmaze, play basketball, try the climbing wall with your kids.
Pricing: Free for Buehler Y and Metro Association Members; $20 per family if non-members.
Where / When: Knupper Nursery & Landscape, 1801 N. Rand Rd., Palatine; 3 - 4:30 p.m., Saturday, March 19.
Why Go?: Kids ages 3 - 7 will hear the story of The Princess and the Pea and then decorate their own pot and plant some peas. Fairytale fun at Knupper Nursery.
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