Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Wednesday Weekend Windup

Finally, it is feeling like winter here! I enjoyed the snow today. The snow fell at the perfect rate to make the world look like a snow globe!

Here are some fun activities that caught our attention for this weekend:

Saturday, January 26

Husky Heroes will be visiting the Morton Arboretum this weekend On January 26 & 27 from 11AM-4PM each day. The event will give you an opportunity to meet the huskies and watch dog sledding demonstrations. You can also learn about adopting a husky. The event is free with admission to the Arboretum.

The Des Plaines History Center will be holding a Chinese New Year Celebration from 1:00PM-4:00PM. There will  be crafts, snacks, and more. The cost is $2 per member and $3 per nonmember.

The Merkle Cabin at Spring Valley in Schaumburg will full of fun during its Winter Campfire from 6:30PM-8:00PM. Stories will be told, sung will be song, and everyone will be full of hot cocoa! Here is fee information from the website: Fee is per family of four. Additional family members and individual participants may pay the night of the program ($3/$4). This event is for ages 4 and older. Cost is $10 for residents and $15 for non-residents. Register with the park district.

The Chicago Botanic Garden is really busy this weekend! On Saturday and Sunday from 10AM-4PM, they will be having Three Friends of Winter activities that will include enjoying folktales and learning  sumingashi which is a Japanese paper art. Kids will also be able to paint a scroll. You can also visit the Bonsai Silhouette show in the Burnstein Hall. It does cost $20 to park at the Chicago Botanic Garden if you are not a member.

Sunday, January 27

There will be a Spaw Day for our dog friends at Wags on Willow in Northbrook. From 12PM-3PM, they will be offering free nail trimmings and ear cleanings for doggies. Also, it is a chance to meet the dog groomer. There will be champagne and light spa refreshments for doggie parents.

In addition to the Three Friends of Winter activities, the Chicago Botanic Garden will also have a Tu B’Shevat celebration. Tu B’Shevat is the Jewish Celebration of Trees. From 1PM-4PM, families will be able to visit the trees in the greenhouses, plant a seedling to take home, read books about trees, and more. The activities are free. It does cost $20 to park at the Chicago Botanic Garden if you are not a member. These activities will be held in the Regenstein Center.

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