Family Friendly: Children invited to day of musical discovery
There will be an instrument petting zoo during the Family Day of Music.
Updated: March 14, 2013 10:50AM
Entertainment and education go hand-in-hand at the Music Institute of Chicago’s Family Day of Music, March 16 at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston.
The event begins at 9 a.m. with an Instrument Petting Zoo in the lobby, where children can try various instruments.
“It’s a wonderful way to figure out what a child wants to play — what they’re naturally attracted to,” Music Institute President and CEO Mark George said.
At 10 a.m., there will be a performance of “Peter and the Wolf” by Prokofiev, performed by a faculty orchestra and featuring the Quintet Attacca ensemble-in-residence.
“The Quintet Attacca has done hundreds of programs in schools and community centers around the country,” George said. “They educate about how the different musical instruments communicate ideas related to the story.”
The morning’s activities cost $10 per family of up to six members.
From 2 to 6 p.m. there will be a series of free concerts open to the public.
For details, call (847) 905-1500, ext. 108 or go to www.musicinst.org.
CATCH ‘IM IF YOU CAN
Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, your kids in kindergarten through fourth grade can attend Build Your Own Leprechaun Trap, 2 to 2:45 p.m. Saturday, March 16 at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave. Registration is required.
For details, call (847) 256-5025 or go to www.wilmette.lib.il.us.
Your kids will love visiting the Eggs to Chicks exhibit which opens March 19 at Kohl Children’s Museum, 2100 Patriot Blvd., Glenview. They will learn about the life cycle of these animals at this child’s-level exhibit.
For details, call (847) 832-6600 or go to www.kohlchildrensmuseum.org.
Your family’s favorite canine will have a ball nosing around for treat-filled plastic eggs March 23 at Doggy Egg Hunt at Centennial Park, 225 Sheridan Road, Winnetka. Each pup will receive a “doggie bag” of gifts, too. Dogs under 30 lbs. search from 9 to 9:45 a.m., over 30 from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Cost is $10 for Centennial Dog Beach pass holders, $15 for others. Registration is required.
For details, call (847) 501-2040 or go to www.winpark.org.
HAVE A HOPPY DAY
The guest of honor will greet kids at Breakfast with the Bunny, 8 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 23 at Park Center, 2400 Chestnut Ave., Glenview. The continental breakfast will include cereal, fruit, bagels, pastries and other treats. Cost is $7 for residents, $8.75 for nonresidents. Advance registration is required.
For details, call (847) 724-5670 or go to www.glenviewparks.org.