Where/When: Weekly on Thursdays from 7-8:30 p.m. at , 2300 Shermer Rd.
Why Go: Until you can get a birdie on the links, escape the cold weather and come inside to hit the birdie playing badminton.
Where/When: All this weekend.
Why Go: Families craft a brick which will be used to build an eight-foot-tall Buzz Lightyear statue. The event takes place on the mall's lower level near Lord & Taylor.
Madeline and the Bad Hat
Where/When: 2-2:45 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 20; 2651 Navy Blvd. in the Glen Town Center
Why Go: Love Madeline? The spunky heroine of Ludgwig Bemelman's classic childrens books stars in this musical presented by ArtsPower. Advance reservation required via the Glen Town Center website.
Where/When: Saturday, February 19 at , 1000 Lake Cook Rd, Glencoe. The program runs 9:30-11 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m.
Why Go: Put a little spring fever in the air by planting a flower that will attract bees and treat yourself by making a beeswax candle.
Where/When: , 3001 Central St, Evanston. Weekly on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Why Go: Children ages four and up can learn about Native American culture while fumbling with objects to recreate some traditional art pieces.
Pricing: $5; $2.50 for kids, students and seniors. Includes museum admission.
Where/When: Central Lake YMCA 700 Lakeview Pky, Vernon Hills on Saturday, Feb. 19 at 2:30 p.m.
Why Go: A free Valentine’s day party for children with special needs, their families and caregivers. The event, celebrating February's sweetest day, will host animals, serve pizza and includes a pool party.
Pricing: Free, registration is required.