Family Friendly: Morris the Magic Man to perform for Kids Club
Updated: November 1, 2012 10:14AM
There’s a very good reason why Morris Taylor likes to have kids help him during his performances. Better known by families as Morris the Magic Man, he believes that it makes even the children who are not called upon feel part of the act.
“When you bring one of the kids onstage to put their hand in a bag or to choose a prop or to interact with a puppet, they all do it through that child’s eyes,” Taylor said.
Taylor will be entertaining children ages 7 and younger, as well as their parents, during a Kids Club Special Event, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Glen Town Center, 2651 Navy Blvd., Glenview.
“There’ll be lots of magic,” Taylor reported. There will also be puppets to please the preschoolers. “It’s more entertainment than magic,” Taylor said. “But it’s a lot of fun for everybody.”
Register for event at the Glen Town Center website.
For details, call (847) 729-7500 or visit www.theglentowncenter.com/news_kidsclub.html.
An adorable baby chimp named Oscar is the star of the Disneynature true life story, “Chimpanzee.” Your family can see the G-rated film for free, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 or Sunday, Nov. 4 at Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave.
For details, call (847) 448-8610 or visit www.epl.org.
Snakes, lizards, crocodiles, turtles and tortoises will visit Heller Nature Center, 2821 Ridge Road, Highland Park when staff of the Wildlife Discovery Center present Reptile Encounter, 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. Kids ages 6 and older, accompanied by an adult, will learn where these animals live, what they eat and other interesting facts. Cost is $6. Registration is required.
For details, call (847) 433-6901 or visit www.pdhp.org.
TRY FLY GUY
Parents are encouraged to read at least one book from Tedd Arnold’s “Fly Guy” series before bringing their tot to a Reading Party for new readers, 2 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4 in the Northfield Community Room, 360 Happ Road, Northfield. Children and caregivers will participate in a variety of activities related to the book series. Registration is required.
For details, call (847) 446-5990 or visit www.winnetkalibrary.org.
Canines and other animals have served our country during wartimes. All ages are invited to learn how when Deb Krohn presents Dogs in War, 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7 at Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. Registration is required.
For details, call (224) 543-1486 or visit www.vapld.info.