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Hoo-ray for President's Day

By Tim State in Arts & Entertainment on Feb 17, 2008 10:30PM

02-17-08_president_day.jpgIt should be a lighter than normal traffic day tomorrow, President’s Day. No mail delivery. Most banks, federal offices, city offices and state offices will be closed. School will be out. Courts will not be in session, and you won’t be able to pick up something to read at the library.

The third Monday of February is the day we recognize the men (and hopefully one day, women) who have served our country as president. If you need to entertain the kids, Chopin Park, Cragin Park, and Dunham Park will host events for children, ages 6-12, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Galewood Park will be running drop-in programs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. McFetridge Sports Center (a.k.a. California Park) will host a public skate from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (fees apply). The Chicago History Museum will offer free admission tomorrow and is:

inviting families to come on over, dressed as one's favorite President, if possible. Franklin Delano Roosevelt will be dropping by at 11AM Central Time, and the Lincoln family will be visiting the museum two hours later. Afterward, Mr. Lincoln will be giving a speech.

What could be more fun than dressing up as a President?

Abe statue photo by Chad H.