Events specifically for children or teens as well as those for, including classes, park and library programs, battles of the bands. Deadline is two weeks before event date.
Dinner at the Choo Choo Restaurant: 4-6 p.m. today, 600 N. Lee St., Des Plaines. Historic adventure sponsored by the Des Plaines History Center. Share a meal and your favorite Choo Choo memories. Restaurant will be closed to the general public during this event. Registration is required. Cost is $3 adults; free for kids ages 12 and younger. Attendees are responsible for paying for their own meal. (847) 391-5399.
School District 21 registration: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays, when school is in session, beginning Tuesday, Feb. 1, at any District 21 school. Kindergarten and new first-grade registration for fall 2011. (847) 520-2773.
Invisible Maze: 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, Indian Trails Public Library District, 355 S. Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. Teens can work together in a large-scale minesweeper-type game. Registration required. Call (847) 459-4100 or visit www.indiantrailslibrary.org.
We Can Build It: 1-4:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, Rolling Meadows Library, 3110 Martin Lane. Ages 6 and up can drop in and build with Legos. (847) 259-6060 or rmlib.org.
Family Game Night: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood St. All ages. Bring the whole family to play both classic and new board games. Children under 8 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. No RSVP. Visit dppl.org.
Cosmic skating: 8-10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, Northbrook Sports Center, 1730 Pfingsten Road, Northbrook. Games, music and special effects, while a DJ plays the hits in the Cosmic Club Room. Skate rentals are available.(847) 291-2993.
Comic Crazy: 4-6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, Indian Trails Public Library District, …