FAMILY BEST BETS OF THE WEEK
Where/When: , 3 Stover Road, Barrington. Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Why go: Celebrate Arbor Day with tree-based crafts, including a leaf rubbing and a buckthorn souvenir.
Pricing: Free, for more information call the Nature Center at 847-381-6592 or visit their website at http://fpdcc.com/nature-centers/crabtree-nature-center.
Where/When: Prairieview Education Center, 212 Behan Road, Crystal Lake. Saturday, April 30 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Why go: The family-friend activities include puppet shows, guided nature hikes, restoration service projects, games, crafts, storytelling and more. Plus kids who help out with the service project can earn an Earth Day 2011 Patch.
Pricing: Free, for more information visit www.mcdef.org.
Where/When: , 320 S. Main St., Algonquin. Saturday, April 30 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Why go: Enjoy bonding time with Dad while making a special, one-of-a-kind vase for mom.
Where/When: , 330 N. Main St., Crystal Lake. Saturday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Why go: Kids and adults alike can learn how to fish at Veteran Acres Pond from members of the Crystal Lake Park District and of the Crystal Lake Anglers. All equipment will be provided.
Where/When: , 801 Circle Drive, Algonquin. Sunday, May 1 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Why go: Enjoy the great outdoors with the fam, learn a little something about nature and best of all, its free!