Interactive concert gives kids a workout in Western Springs
Little Miss Ann will perform for the preschool set at 10:30 a.m. July 21 at the Thomas Ford Memorial Library in Western Springs.
Updated: July 21, 2012 3:38PM
Preschoolers will get a workout during a Little Miss Ann concert from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 21, at the Thomas Ford Memorial Library, 800 Chestnut St., Western Springs.
“I’ll be doing lots of interactive songs where the kids are doing finger play, dancing and clapping,” Little Miss Ann said. “Some will be coming up and singing, and I’ll have some kids play instruments.”
The singer/songwriter/guitarist, who has recorded three CDs for children, described her musical style as “folk-rock-popsy. I try to have a lot of positive messages,” she said. Her topics include nature, love and songs that stress, “being strong, being an individual.”
The performer, who was a special education teacher for seven years, said, “It was a happy fluke that I ended up doing what I do.”
Although Little Miss Ann’s music is geared to the preschool set, “a lot of younger and older kids always seem to enjoy it,” she said.
For details, call (708) 246-0520 or visit fordlibrary.org.
Use clues, naturally
You and your children can solve a mystery during the Prairie Mystery Picnic Family Adventure from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at the Morton Arboretum, Interstate 88 and Illinois 53, Lisle. The search will be followed by a gourmet picnic lunch. The cost is $25 per person, $18 for members. Registration is required.
For details, call (630) 968-0074 or visit mortonarb.org.
Preschoolers through fifth-graders and their families will learn the importance of healthful eating and being active when they climb aboard the Health Train from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at the Hinsdale Public Library, 20 E. Maple St. There will be games, activities and singalongs at this drop-in program.
For details, call (630) 986-1976 or visit hinsdalelibrary.info.
Give reptile a little style
Lizzy the Lizard will get a makeover when kids, ages 4 to 12 accompanied by an adult, add a decorative coat to the bendable toy during Summer Fun & Games: Leapin’ Lizards from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, at the Elmhurst Historical Museum, 120 E. Park Ave. The cost is $2 for nonmembers, $1 for members.
For details, call (630) 833-1457 or visit elmhursthistory.org.
They’re blue and sad, too
An evil wizard chases the tiny blue creatures out of their village in “The Smurfs.” The PG movie is being shown at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, at the Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. Tickets are $1. Kids can visit with costumed characters and participate in activities starting at 9 a.m.
For details, call (630) 968-0219 or visit www.classiccinemas.com.