The Women Who Came Before Us
Benedictine University’s Krasa Presentation Room, 5700 College Drive, Lisle
Free, but donations accepted
The film, “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry,” resurrects the buried history of the women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971. RSVP because space is limited. Go to eventbrite.com/e/movie-screening-shes-beautiful-when-shes-angry-tickets-30326754138
This event is open to the public and students.
Half-day Off School Activities
Centennial Rec Center, 120 E. Oak St., Addison
$29 for residents; $38 for non-residents
This half-day event is coordinated with Addison School District 4 for first- to fifth-grade students. Activities include crafts, games, gym activities, sports and games. Call (630) 233-7275 for more information.
Knoch Knolls Nature Center, 320 Knoch Knolls Road, Naperville
$16, residents; $24, non-residents
Naperville Park District Maple Sugaring event is for children, ages 9-12. Participants will learn how maple trees are tapped, how maple syrup is made from tree sap and get a chance to sample 100 percent pure maple syrup. Call (630) 848-5000 to register.
Stars & Cat’s Eyes: Light Effects in Gems
Lizzadro Museum, 220 Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst
$5, adults; $4, senior citizens, $3, students and children 7 to teenagers; free, museum members and children younger than 7
We look to the sky for stars, but stars are also hidden in the earth encased in gems. Come for a presentation and discussion presented by Sakina Bharani, gemologist and museum docent, to learn more about special gems that show stars and cat’s eyes. Learn why they form and where they are found. Reservations recommended. Call (630) 833-1616.
“The Little Mermaid Jr.”
2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Memorial Room of the Wheaton Park District Community Center, 1777 S. Blanchard St., Wheaton
$5; $7 as of March 17; free, children under 2
Children’s Playhouse’s spring production is “The Little Mermaid Jr.” The play is adapted from Disney’s Broadway production and motion picture. Call (630) 510-5132 for more information.
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at the VFW
Villa Park VFW Post 2801, 39 E. St. Charles Road, Villa Park
Enjoy home-cooked corned beef with all the fixings – including cabbage and potatoes – and live Irish music.
11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Wilder Mansion, 211 S. Prospect Ave., Elmhurst
Find everything needed to plan the perfect wedding. Taste delicious offerings from preferred caterers, get exclusive deals and individual consultations from area wedding vendors and sample salon stylings from the pros. From stationary to make-up artists, fine art photographers to models in designer wedding gowns, there is something for every style and budget. Call (630) 993-8186 to be added to the guest list or visit wildermansion.org.
Naperville Municipal Band Performance
Neuqua Valley High School, 2360 95th St., Naperville
The Municipal Band will give its winter concert and will perform with the Neuqua Valley High School Band. For more information, call (630) 778-9994.
Wheaton Park District Community Center, 1777 S. Blanchard St., Wheaton
Enjoy your favorite music and dance with the Laurie Dean Dancers or just sit back.
Meet Clara Barton
McCormick Museum Freedom Hall at Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton
Living-history actress and scholar Leslie Goddard will present Clara Barton, the pioneering Civil War battlefield nurse. The program is ideal for families and children, ages 10 and up. Registration is required. Call (630) 260-8162.
KidsMatter Student Job Fair
North Central College’s Residential/Recreation Center, Naperville
Teenagers are invited to participate in mock job interviews and learn about resume building, social media prep and internships. The event will also connect teens with employers. Call (630) 527-6562 for more information.