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This weekend: Make ice cream and more in Chicago

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After days of freezing cold and snow, you and your kids might be ready to get out of the house this weekend and do a fun activity. What should you do? Consider checking out the following venues for the weekend of March 1 and 2, 2014.

Homemade Ice Cream at the Chicago Botanic Garden: While the thought of making ice cream in cold temperatures may sound counterproductive, you and your kids can enjoy learning how to make frozen treats at the Chicago Botanic Garden (1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe). The 90-minute class is for children between the ages of four and 10, and children must be accompanied by an adult. The class is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on March 1. You can register for the class online; for more information, including prices, check out the Chicago Botanic Garden’s website.

Family Workshop: Movers and Makers with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago at the Art Institute of Chicago: If you and your family are headed downtown for the day, make the Art Institute part of your schedule. The museum is hosting a family workshop with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago in its Ryan Education Center on March 1 from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. The Art Institute of Chicago’s website has additional details.

DuSable Day at the DuSable Museum: Learn more about Chicago’s history by checking out DuSable Day. Held at the DuSable Museum (740 E. 56th Place, Chicago) on March 2 from noon to 5 p.m., the celebration’s activities includes arts and crafts, workshops, multicultural dances and tours of the museum. You’ll also learn more about Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable. The event is free; for more information, check out the DuSable Museum’s website.

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