Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Spring is here!}

I am hoping that we are finally finished with any flickers of winter here in Chicagoland. It is getting a little old. I need spring! (Plus, one of my dogs has gained a little "winter" weight, so I really need to get her running around outside!)

There are a lot of fun things happening this weekend. Here are some of the activities that caught our eyes:


Saturday, April 27

Healthy Kids Day will be held at the Buehler YMCA in Palatine from 9AM-12PM. This free event will get kids moving. Additionally, there will be cooking demonstrations and educational activities. Who doesn't have fun at the Y?

There also will be a Healthy Kids Day at the Foglia YMCA in Lake Zurich from 10AM-12PM. This free event will also include a Touch-a-Truck portion. Check out the itinerary here.

Lego fans, there will be a Lego Bash at Blackberry Farm in Aurora from 10AM-5PM. The bash will include Lego displays and a Lego train layout. Participants will receive 1 complimentary train ride around Lake Gregory. (Additional train rides will cost $1.) The event costs $4 for residents and $5 for nonresidents. Blackberry Farm is quite a beautiful location, so it is a great way to combine the fun of Legos with really nice venue.

Enjoy flying kites? Flying 4 Kids will be held at Margreth Riemer Reservoir in Palatine at 10:00AM. The first 50 kids will receive a free kite kit. The event is free and there will be a raffle.



An Earth Day  event will be held at Lake Katherine in Palos Heights from 11:00AM-3:00PM. The free event will include a petting zoo, tree planting, hayrides, and kids crafts. The Lake Katherine natural area looks so beautiful. You may be able to get in a nice walk after visiting the event!

Irish Fest will add some extra fun to Downtown Mt. Prospect. The event runs from 12PM-11PM on Saturday. There will be Irish entertainment, goods, and food. There also will be a kids tent from 12PM-4PM. Entertainment is free!

Saturday and Sunday bring a Spring Craft Fair to Yorktown Mall in Lombard. There will be over 50 crafters with all sorts of fun creations like pottery, doll clothes, candles, wood pieces and more. There also will be gourmet food items and live music. Check the website for more info.

The Barrington Spring Wine Walk 2013 will be a good way for parents on a night out to start out their evening. The event runs from 2PM-6PM and you can sip free wine while strolling through participating stores. You can find more info here.

Kids can show off their skills at the Kids Outdoor Skills Challenge at the Bass Pro Shops in Gurnee from 1:00PM-4:00PM. Learn how to knot. Participate in a backpack challenge, archery challenge, and casting challenge. Make some crafts. The event is free!

Are you kids interested in trying a new instrument? How about visiting the Instrument Petting Zoo at the Highland Park Public Library on Saturday from 2:00PM-3:30PM. Instructors from the Music Institute of Chicago will demonstrate instruments and have some on hand for you to try for free!

Sunday, April 28

There will be another day of the Lego Bash at Blackberry Farm from 11:00AM-4:00PM. Read the details above.

There will also be another day of the craft fair at Yorktown Mall. If you go and have little ones, be sure to check out the tree house area!

Kids can show off their skills at the Kids Outdoor Skills Challenge at the Bass Pro Shops in Gurnee from 1:00PM-4:00PM. Learn how to knot. Participate in a backpack challenge, archery challenge, and casting challenge. Make some crafts. The event is free!

1 comment:

  1. We hit up Bass Pro Shop last weekend when we were out shopping. Even though they didn't have an event, it was really fun! My son loved it and there was so much for him to see!

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