Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Wednesday Weekend Windup

Groundhog Day is this weekend. I can't believe that it is already here--it seems like just yesterday we were celebrating the holidays. I wonder what his prediction will be for this year. Of course, with the way the weather has been, how will he be able to make a prediction at all?

There is a ton going on this weekend, so take look at what we found. Plus, remember to check out our activity page for a few future activities.

Saturday, February 2

There will be a Kids in the Kitchen event at the Whole Foods Market in Schaumburg from 10AM-11AM. The event is geared towards kids ages 8-12. You can register at 847-585-5800. The event is $5 per child. 

At the request of my daughter, I am putting the Fab Feb Used Book Sale at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library on the list. The event is Saturday and Sunday--9AM-4:30PM Saturday 12PM-4:30PM Sunday. On Sunday, you can fill up a bag of books for $3. There also is a silent auction from 9:00AM-2:00PM on Saturday. This is a great way to load up on books. Check for more details. My daughter is very excited and can't wait to do some book shopping!

One of my favorite February events, the Chocolate Expo & Market, will be sweetening up the Morton Arboretum from 10AM-4PM on Saturday and Sunday. Chocolatiers will be sampling and selling many products. There will also be demonstrations. The Expo is free with admission. (Hint: there are lots of other chocolate events at the Arboretum during February--check website!!!!)

Wee Rock! will be helping kids rock at The Book Market at the Glen Town Center from 10:30AM-11:15AM. Rock-n-Rope Warrior David Fisher will get kids moving. The event is free, but you need to register at

Lake Katherine Winterfest will be under the way at Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens in Palos Heights from 12:00PM-4:00PM The event costs $5 per person with those under 3 free. Activities include winter games, candle making, a teddy bear hospital, do it yourself ice sculpting, face painting, and lots more.

There will be a Great Groundhog's Day celebration at the Crabtree Nature Center in Barrington from 1PM-2PM. Join in to learn about Groundhog's Day and take home a weather forecaster, free!

Customer Appreciation Day will have  a number of free activities from 4:30PM-6:00PM at the Sports Center in Northbrook. There will be free skating, skate rental, demos, healthy refreshments, and more.

Sunday, February 3

The Chocolate Expo & Market will still be going on at the Morton Arboretum from 10AM-4PM.

The Fab February Used Book Sale will still be going on at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library from 12:00PM-4:30PM.

There will be another Groundhog Day Celebration at the River Trail Nature Center in Northbrook from 1:30PM-2:30PM. Learn facts and myths about Groundhog Day for free. Plus, stick around because they will be feeding the animals at the Nature Center at 3PM.

Monday, February 4

Yogurtland will be having free frozen yogurt and toppings on February 4th from 4PM-7PM  in celebration of National Frozen Yogurt Day. I am not sure how slammed it will be, but it may be worth a stop!

1 comment:

  1. Great list of events. Feel free to share any of the events on the Windy City Kids Guide events calendar too-