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Family Best Bets of the Week
Where / When: , Black Box Theatre, 735 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville; 8 - 9 p.m.; Saturday, April 23.
Why Go?: The Improv Playhouse, in association with The GreenStick Theatre Company, presents The Gathering: The Last Hour of the Last Supper.
Pricing: $18.50 for adults, $12.50 for students/seniors/military if purchased in advance; $20 for adults, $15 for students/seniors/military at the door
Where / When: ; 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Sunday, April 24.
Why Go?: Bring the whole family to the Y and enjoy open gym from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and open swim from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Pricing: Free for Y members
Where / When: ; 10 - 10:30 a.m.; Saturday, April 23.
Why Go?: Come to the library with your children to enjoy stories, crafts, songs and fun with Carol.
Where / When: 150 E. Wood St., Palatine; 8 p.m., Saturday, April 23; 3 p.m., Sunday, April 24.
Why Go?: See one of the most popular and enduring masterpieces created for the musical theatre. Experience the unique and exquisite production, Theatre Nebula and Music On Stage theatre companies' first collaboration, that tells the story of the final seven days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth.
Pricing: $20 for adults, $17 for seniors, $18 for children if purchased in advance; $22 for adults, $19 for seniors, $20 for children if purchased at the door
Where / When: The Foundry of Barrington, on Northwest Highway, one mile West of Route 59 on the corner of Hart Rd. and Route 14, Barrington; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Saturday, April 23.
Why Go?: Bring the whole family to the stores and businesses at The Foundry of Barrington for free photos with the Easter Bunny, free petting zoo with baby ducks, chicks, rabbits and goats. Easter egg hunt and coloring contest. Face painting, special treats and surprises. Bring your camera and an Easter basket.
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