Mr. Freeze to wow kids with science
Fermilab engineer Jerry Zimmerman, aka Mr. Freeze, will entertain audiences at the Morton Grove Public Library Aug. 25.
A cool time will be had by all when Fermilab Presents: The Mr. Freeze Cryogenic Show, 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave.
“It’s a ‘wow’ science show, in order to
get kids excited about science,” said Fermilab engineer Jerry Zimmerman, aka Mr. Freeze. “I demonstrate lots of the basic properties of cryogenics, using liquid nitrogen as the main material. I take balloons and collapse them, blow up bottles and shoot corks up.”
The show is part of the agency’s outreach program to the community. Zimmerman, who is the third Mr. Freeze, said doing the presentations, “can be a lot of work at times but it’s a lot of fun. I get to take a break from my normal work activity.”
Morton Grove residents can pick up tickets starting Sunday, Aug. 19; others on the day of the program. For details, call (847) 965-4220 or visit www.webrary.org.
Explore the great outdoors
Your family can build a shelter out of sticks, create sidewalk chalk or follow a compass on a scavenger hunt at Outdoor Play Day, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Wildwood Nature Center, 529 Forestview Ave., Park Ridge. Families can also have fun with mud and explore other ways to play together. The cost is $15 per family.
For details, call (847) 692-3570 or visit www.prparks.org.
A tea ceremony, traditional storytelling, Taiko drumming and a Koto harp performance will make your family feel as if you are in another land during the Malott Japanese Garden Summer Festival, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, and Sunday, Aug. 19, at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe.
For details, call (847) 835-5440 or visit www.chicagobotanic.org/familyprograms/dropin.
Two different worlds
Can someone with a tailfin find happiness on land? Learn the answer when Morton Grove Public Library screens, “The Little Mermaid,” 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, at 6140 Lincoln Ave. The G-rated animated Disney classic runs 83 minutes.
For details, call (847) 965-4220 or visit www.webrary.org.
Stretch yourself — and your kids
The fundamental postures and breathing techniques of yoga will be taught to children ages 6-13, accompanied by a parent, at Family Yoga, 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 25, at Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St. Bring a yoga mat or towel.
For details, call (847) 324-3149 or visit www.skokielibrary.info.