Performer juggles stories in Vernon Hills
Some lucky kids will become instant stage stars when Chris Fascione presents Juggling Funny Stories from 10:30 to 11:20 a.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Aspen Drive Library, 701 Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills.
“I’ll be bringing literature to life, acting out library books for a family audience,” Fascione said. “Every show I’ve ever done has included some volunteer guest actors, usually three at a time, to help with some of the characters.”
Because Fascione doesn’t rehearse with his cast, “Anything can happen,” he said.
Things will be up in the air at the beginning and end of the show. That’s when the popular family entertainer shows that he is as adept at juggling as he is at bringing stories to life.
“It’s a fun visual piece of the performance that I’ve been doing for years,” Fascione said. He added that he loves performing for young people, “because they’re so honest.”
For details, call (847) 362-2330, ext. 1175, or visit www.cooklib.org.
Your family can see the original animated version of “The Lorax” at Saturday Cinema: Seusstacular at noon Saturday, April 21, at the Fremont Public Library, 1170 N. Midlothian Road, Mundelein. The library also will screen “Pontoffel Pock & His Magical Piano” and “Butter Battle Book.” Bring a blanket and a picnic.
For details, call (847) 566-8702 or visit fremontlibrary.org.
Kids can pretend they are operating a school bus, digger and bucket truck, race cars, bookmobile, dairy truck and first responder vehicles during Gurnee Park District’s free Family Fun Day from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 20, at the Hunt Club Park Soccer Fields, 900 N. Hunt Club Road. In addition to the touch-a-truck activity, there will be kite-flying demonstrations, keepsake kites, musical entertainment and refreshments.
For details, call (847) 623-7788 or visit gurneeparkdistrict.com.
A super day
Enjoy a special time with your youngsters during Super Saturday for Preschool Families from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Cook Park Library, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. You and your kids, ages 2 to 7, will hear stories, sing songs and work on craft projects.
For details, call (847) 362-2330 or visit cooklib.org.
Catch him if you can
There’s a leprechaun hiding in the Lake Forest Children’s Library and kids are invited to join the hunt to locate him. Drop in from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, April 23, so your kids can search for the little creature. If they tell the librarian where they spotted him, they’ll get a prize.
For details, call (847) 234-0648 or visit lakeforestlibrary.org.