Family Friendly: Noodles the Wonder Dog visits Wilmette Library

Noodles the Wonder Dog will show off his many skills July 30 at the Wilmette Public Library.
Noodles the Wonder Dog will show off his many skills July 30 at the Wilmette Public Library.

Evan Singer adopted a 7-month-old, untrained mutt from the Anti-Cruelty Society of Chicago five years ago. You should see that pooch now!

Noodles the Wonder Dog will show his talents, Wednesday July 30 at the Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave. There will be performances 3:30-4:15 p.m., 4:45-5:15 p.m. (sensory friendly) and 5:30-6:15 p.m.

Singer spotted Noodles’ potential immediately. “We started taking him to basic obedience classes and realized that he was very smart and very eager to learn behaviors,” Singer said.

Noodles now knows about five dozen tricks.

“We have little toy animal figures that we set out,” Singer related. “We ask the audience to pick an animal and we ask him to go find that animal and he picks it up and brings it back to me.”

Noodles enjoys displaying his talents. “The bigger the crowd, the more enthusiastic the crowd, the more excited he gets,” Singer reported.

Pick up tickets starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 29.

For details, call (847) 256-5025 or go to www.wilmette.lib.il.us.

JANET’S A STALKER

Families will hear a takeoff on a familiar tale when Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre presents, “Janet and the Bean Stalk: Part Deux,” 10 a.m. Saturday, July 26 and Aug. 2 at Evanston Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd. Popcorn and lemonade will be served at this free, interactive show. Afterwards there will be hands-on activities.

For details, call (847) 448-8260 or go to cityofevanston.org/fjtheatre.

IMAGINE THAT

The last Tuesday of the month is Make Believe Day at Kohl Children’s Museum, 2100 Patriot Blvd., Glenview. Celebrate it on July 29 by having your children bring a favorite toy to Stuffed Animal Day. There will be special events for kids and their furry friends all day.

For details, call (847) 832-6600 or go to www.kohlchildrensmuseum.org.

ANIMAL LOVERS

Many cats, dogs and other creatures have lived in the White House. Families will learn about some of them when History for Kids presents Presidential Pets, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Saturday, July 26 at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road. Registration is required.

For details, call (847) 729-7500 or go to www.glenviewpl.org.

JUNIOR RANGERS

Kids will learn to identify Illinois mammals at Rangers in Training: Mammals, 3:30-5 p.m. Friday, July 25 at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave. They will examine pelts and skulls and learn how to recognize mammals by their tracks and scat at this drop-in event. There will also be a simple craft project.

For details, call (847) 256-5025 or go to www.wilmette.lib.il.us.

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