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Grab & Go Kids Planner: Boogers, Storytime, St. Pat's and Alice in Wonderland

Your guide to family-friendly fun, this and every week.

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ST. PATRICK'S DAY FESTIVAL AT FITZGERALD'S
When/Where: Doors open at noon Thursday at FitzGerald's, 6615 Roosevelt Road in Berwyn.
Why Go:  The annual bash returns with food from next-door Wishbone, music and performances from the Mayer School of Irish Dancing, the Dooley Brothers, and the Lost and Nameless Orchestra. At night, Tributosaurus will transform into Van Morrison. Note: kids are welcome all day until 10 p.m. 
Price:  $10 admission; $5 for kids 12 and under. Tix available at the door. 

ALICE IN WONDERLAND AT THE CIRCLE THEATRE
When/Where:
7 p.m. Thursday, 2 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday at the Circle Theatre's 1010 Madison St. location in Oak Park.
Why Go: Feed your head with a trip down the rabbit hole. This family-friendly theatrical version recreates the 1951 Disney film. 
Price: $15; $20

MEET ILLUSTRATOR JAN SPIVEY GILCHRIST AT MAGIC TREE
When/Where: 1 p.m. Saturday at, 141 N. Oak Park Ave. in Oak Park.
Why Go: Illustrator and artist Jan Spivey Gilchrist visits for a signing of The Great Migration. The book signing event also includes a presentation about the book and a contest — the winner of which gets the portait treatment by the illustator.
Price: Free  

THE BOOGERS, IN CONCERT
When/Where: 4 p.m. Sunday at , 6445 W. North Ave. in Oak Park
Why Go: Crusty, Sticky and Greenie (accomplished musicians, all) will perform their special brand of rock that's noisy and fun for kids and cool for parents.
Price: $5 for Wonder Works members; $7 for non-members. Tickets available at the museum or by calling (708) 383-4815.

VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR STORYTIME AND CRAFTING
When/Where: 1 p.m. Sunday at the , 141 N. Oak Park Ave. in Oak Park.
Why Go: Eric Carle's Very Hungry Caterpillar, widely considered a kid's classic since it debuted in 1969, will be read during a special storytime. Kids will also partake in a craft session based on the book. 
Price: Free.  

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