Where/When: Prairie Lakes Community Center, 515 E. Thacker St., 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 3.
Why Go: Did you ever want to learn how to make those cool balloon animals that you see at parties? Well now you can. With just a little practice, children will learn the techniques needed to take a plain balloon and transform it into a fascinating balloon animal creation (like dogs, butterflies, swords, etc.) And at the end of the class children will get to take home all of the things that they made. This class isn’t just for the kids. Parents are more than welcome to join their children in the class, at no extra charge.
Where/When: Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood Ave., Saturday, March 3 from 11 a.m. to noon.
Why Go: Do you have coupons for cat litter but no cat? Want to find a coupon for your favorite snack? Join at the library for a new, ongoing coupon swap. Take home tips and some free coupons too.
Why Go: The Girl Scouts of America were founded in March 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low, a wealthy socialite living in Savannah, Georgia, and Great Britain. Join us as Betsey Means, an actress who specializes is historical portrayals, reenacts Ms. Low's life and the founding of Girl Scouting.
Where/When: The Des Plaines Theatre, 1476 Miner St., from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 3.
Why Go: The first show at The Des Plaines Theatre on Feb. 4 was an amazing night of stand up comedy in the suburbs. If you know anyone that came to this show, they would tell you that the comedy was amazing and it truly was a special night of entertainment. This show is no different, and we look forward to bringing the best Chicago and Chicago suburb comedians to this fantastic venue in the heart of downtown Des Plaines. This month we come out swinging with four incredibly funny comedians that should be gracing a wonderful stage such as this.
Pricing: Tickets are $10 online, $12 at the door.
Where/When: Cancun City Restaurant, 1261 E. Algonquin Road, Saturday, March 3 from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Why Go: Gladys is bringing her famous NYC comedy to Des Plaines. You can see some of the best comics the Chicago area has to offer, along with comics from other cities including Los Angeles and New York City. Tickets are half price if you call (847) 298-3264 and make reservations in advance.
Where/When: Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood Ave., 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. on Sunday, March 4.
Why Go: Chicago cabaret favorite Laura Freeman will perform songs made famous by Doris Day.
Why Go: Ruth Thomas and Chloe Berg present a fabulous fashion show highlighting two dresses from each decade of the 20th century. Located in the Baxter Room Auditorium on the main floor.