Frozen Castle Party
All of your favorite winter princesses will invade the mansion for one night of cold-weather fun, involving games and what has been called “the coolest dance party in town” on Friday, Jan. 21 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Cheney Mansion, 220 N. Euclid Ave. in Oak Park.
Individually packaged snacks and treats are available to each guest. The event is priced at $30 per couple, with an additional fee for extra guests. Parents must accompany their 4- to 8-year-old children.
Make a mini comic
Head on over to the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd., with your most creative ideas in order to put a comic strip down on paper — a single piece of paper, in fact — on Friday, Jan. 21 from 4 to 5 p.m.
In this class, led by the youth services staff, students will be taught to make a one-page comic of their choosing. And don’t worry if you don’t have an idea — librarians will be there to help inspire you to “use your imagination and, most importantly, have fun!”
This in-person session is open to kids age 8 to 13 years old (or at least old enough to not have adult supervision). Anyone with accessibility needs is urged to call 708-689-6126 or email email@example.com before attending.
Native landscape design
Learn how to create an eco-friendly garden with the Conservation@Home team from the University of Illinois in this virtual course hosted by the Forest Park Public Library on Saturday, Jan. 22 from 3 to 4 p.m.
The Cook County Conservation@Home staff will share techniques to turn your landscaped lawn into a “healthy and sustainable space with a focus on native plant selection as well as good design practices.”
Pre-registration is requested and can be done by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Registrants will be emailed a Zoom meeting link the day before the event.
Craft and walk
Adults and children age 5 and older are invited to the Trailside Museum of Natural History, 738 Thatcher Ave. in River Forest, to get outdoors, take a hike and make a fun, easy craft on Saturday, Jan. 22 at 1:30 p.m.
This week’s craft is an ice sun catcher and in order to make the craft come together, participants will be crafting first. The hike will then follow while the sun catcher’s ice freezes into place.
Registration is required for this event and a spot can be booked by calling 708-366-6530. All visitors age 2 and older must wear a mask when indoors, regardless of vaccination status.
Freddie Mercury and his bandmates in Queen get their intergalactic due at the Cernan Earth and Space Center on the campus of Triton College, 2000 Fifth Ave. in River Forest, on Saturday, Jan. 22 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.
The latest Cosmic Light Show is titled Laser Queen and features a 13-song playlist littered with Queen’s greatest hits and guaranteed to “have you lip syncing and playing air guitar throughout the show,” according to the organizers.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids and seniors, and free for Triton College students, faculty and staff.