Oaklee’s Friday Fun Five January 3, 2020

Oaklee's Family Guide Friday Fun FiveHere are our top five favorite events for you and your family to enjoy this weekend! Get out there and make some memories!

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James and the Giant Peach – Big Noise Theatre at Prairie Lakes
January 4 ,11-12, 16, 18-19, 23, 25-26 in Des Plaines

The fantastical tale of a boy, his insect friends and their amazing journey across the ocean on a giant piece of fruit. Roald Dahl’s “James and the Giant Peach” is now a musical for the whole family to enjoy!




Family Magic Matinee – Newport Theater
January 4 in Chicago

“Family Magic Matinee” presented by Edd Fairman of Magic Shows Chicago. A fun, funny, family friendly magic show designed for children 5 years and up and their families.




STEM Me a Story: Pine and the Winter Sparrow
January 3 in McHenry

This month we will read Pine and the Winter Sparrow by Alexis York Lumbard. Then get ready to construct your own pine tree out of toothpicks and gumdrops! For kids in Grades K-3.




Learn and Play: Dinosaurs – Skokie Public Library
January 6 in Skokie

Learn and Play: Dinosaurs Monday, January 6, 2020 10:30 am – 11:00 am Youth Department Join us for imaginative and pretend play with dinosaurs. Drop-in event for ages 4-7 with an adult.




Junior Knight Training – Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
January 5 in Schaumburg

Junior Knight in Training. Witness your kids transform from kid to knight as they embark on a journey of weaponry and valor. Children must be between 5-12 to participate. Training is available on a first-come basis for the first 100 kids.




Sponsored by: “Metra”
With traffic-free trips to bars, nightclubs and breweries, safe, no-driving-needed rides home after you’ve had a few, and unlimited rides Saturday and Sunday for just $10, Metra is made for happy hour. Plan your get-together now at metrarail.com.