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Grab & Go Kids Planner: Gaming Day, Family Sock Hop and Elmo's Birthday Bash

From Elmo's birthday to free Wii, there's plenty of kid-friendly fun to be had.

Looking for some family-friendly fun this weekend? We've got you covered. 

ALL AGES GAMING DAY
When/Where: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the , 735 Lathrop Ave.
Why Go: Wii games, board games and other all-ages fun at the library.
Price: Free

EXPLORATION STATION 
When/Where: 10 a.m. Saturday at the , 615 Garfield St.
Why Go: Every Saturday of each month, the Conservatory's staff highlights one of the facility's exotic species. The February topic? Sweet and spicy. 
Price: Free, with a $2 donation suggested


When/Where:  7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the , 220 N. Euclid Ave. in Oak Park. 
Why Go: It's a 1950s-style family dance party. What's not to like? 
Price: $15


When/Where: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center.
Why Go: Browse more than 100 booths offering family-friendly products at the annual event. Activities include a petting zoo, inflatables, games, train rides and a mad science show
Price: $10; $5 for kids ages 3-12; free for kids under age 3

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELMO!
When/Where: 2 p.m. Saturday at , 1144 Lake St. in Oak Park
Why Go: It's a 3rd birthday party for the Sesame Street superstar, complete with music, stories and crafts. Parents take note: Elmo won't be appearing. 
Price: Free

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