Events specifically for children or teens as well as those for families, including classes, park and library programs, music, dances, family fitness events, battles of the bands. Deadline is two weeks before event date.
Itsy Bitsy New Year's Eve Countdown: 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, The Sport Center, 1141 W. Irving Park Road, Schaumburg. Tots will ring in 2013 at the Schaumburg Park District's Itsy Bitsy New Year's Eve Countdown for children ages 1-6 and their parents. Includes inflatables for climbing, riding toys and areas to play a variety of activities. All activities will be unstructured and parents must supervise their children. The event will conclude with a balloon drop at noon to ring in the New Year. Registration is required and ends Sunday, Dec. 23. $8 residents; $12 nonresidents. Call (847) 891-1266 or visit parkfun.com.
New Year's Eve Stories: 10-10:30 a.m., Monday, Dec. 31; Palatine Library, 700 N. North Court. Story program for children and their families. Take home some lucky stars for your special wishes for 2013. Call (847) 358-5881 or visit palatinelibrary.org.
New Year's Day Walk: Tuesday, Jan. 1, Stillman Nature Center, 33 W. Penny Road, South Barrington. Start out 2013 with a refreshing walk and enjoy the beauty of nature in winter. Join Stillman's annual New Year's Day walk along its trails. No cost to attend. For ages 10 years and up. Dress for the weather. Call (847) 428-6957 for information. Visit, stillmannc.org.
Teen Craft Crew 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, Palatine Public Library, 700 N. North Court. Enjoy making crafts while listening to music and hanging out. Each month features a different craft chosen by the group. This month make pop tab bracelets. For grades seven-12. For information or to sign up, call (847) 358-5881 or visit palatine library.org.
Adult/Tot Fun Gym: 10:30-11:45 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays Jan. 2-March 27, Bartlett Community Center, Gymnasium, 700 S. Bartlett Road, Bartlett. …