Family Fun from Storytelling to Polar Adventures

ATTENTION:   Parents and children in nearby Lincoln Square, Andersonville, Budlong Woods, Rogers Park and Albany Park.  

Don™t let the dark days of winter get you down.   Raise your spirits and learn about nature and folklore from Mark Kater, the resident storyteller at North Park Village Nature Center.   Mark specializes in œStories to Inspire from Around the World.”   He also tells stories that explore his Cherokee Indian heritage, with original pieces and retellings of myths and folktales.  

Mark will appear at the Nature Center, located at 5801 N Pulaski, for the upcoming programs œAround the Fireplace-Warm Stories on a Cold Winter™s Night, Love is in the Air – Prince and Princess Stories from  7 to 8 pm on Friday February 8; and œSpring is in the Air-Tales of Hope from 7 to 8 pm on Friday March 14.   Visit here to learn more about Chicago™s neighborhoods.

Mark will be telling stories at the Polar Adventure Days at Chicago™s Northerly Island, located on the downtown Museum Campus. The event is on February 23 from  12 to 4 pm. This free event sponsored by The Chicago Park District will include live entertainment along with opportunities to view Siberian huskies and learn about the Iditarod dog sled race, see live animals, watch ice Sculpture carving, and create nature inspired crafts. There is also free snowshoe rental for exploring the island if there is snow. Visit here for more information.

Maggie Finegan

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