It looks like the weather is going to warm up, and we might get some snow too. So if you're looking for a new place to sled or ice skate, check this guide out. Otherwise, Here are some of the event highlights over the next few days. As always, consult the Go West Calendar for more events that might better fit your family's budget, interests or schedule.
ST. CHARLES: Goldfish Swim School in St. Charles (a Go West sponsor) invites you and your family to a special Valentine's Day Swim from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Snacks and crafts are included. For more information and to RSVP, check out the Facebook invite. The cost is $5 per person, up to a $15 max for a family. Families enrolled for swim classes at Goldfish get in free.
ELGIN: The Elgin Public Museum has a monthly "Science Night" and the theme this Friday is Valentine's Day, with activities, demonstrations and experiments centering on flowers, chocolate and the human heart. No registration is required for this drop-in program, which starts at 6 p.m. and lasts til 8 p.m. The fee is $2 per person.
BATAVIA: Spotlight Youth Theater's Aurora branch will be performing "Peter Pan" this weekend and next at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre (at Batavia High School). Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for children ages 2-17. The show features special effects, sword fighting and even flying. Performances are Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.