Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Wednesday Weekend Windup {will the summer weather come back?}

On my way home from work today, I noticed a few people in a local outdoor pool. Brave souls. It is
upper 60's, low 70's today and grey! Now, it is not frigid, so I am not going to complain too much.
However, the weather this summer has been interesting to say the least. Good thing we have been capitalizing on the nice days leaving us with only a few more things left on our summer bucket list. Knowing how the weather is around here, we can probably sneak a couple of those things in during September if need be!

The weekend appears to be a little warmer, so the weather should be great for some of this weekends' events. Here is some fun stuff that we found:

Wednesday, July 31

Northbrook Days will be held in the Village Green in Northbrook today through Sunday. The event will include music, food vendors, carnival rides, family entertainment and more. See the schedule for more details.

Friday, August 2

The Schaumburg Summer Dance Concert in the Town Square Gazebo sounds like a lot of fun! The free event runs from 6:30PM-9:30PM. The event includes a free introductory 1-hour dance lesson by Arthur Murray followed by live music and dancing!

Saturday, August 3

If you are looking for some books for yourself or the fam, the Friends Summerfest Used Book Sale will be held at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday, you can fill a bag for $3 or you can purchase a bag and fill it for $5.

GreenFest will be held at Wilder Park in Elmhurst from 10AM-3PM. The free event will include family activities, guest speakers, green vendors and a recycling drop off!

Looking for a good activity to bond with your child while improving your health? Yoga with your Child will be taught by Samana Jasper at Be Optimal in Glenview from 2:00PM-3:00PM. The event costs $10 per adult, $5 per child. Please RSVP to 847-486-8000.

Outdoor theater is a fun thing to do in the summer! While more appropriate for older children or maybe for starting a parents' night out, Muse of Fire Theater Company will entertain an audience with The Taming of the Shrew, Ingraham Park behind Morton Civic Center, Evanston, 3:00PM-5:15PM, Muse of Fire Theater Company, bring your blankets and chairs for a free outdoor play!

Bring a little magic into your life with the Fairy Festival at Vasa Park in South Elgin on Saturday and Sunday. The event will run 10AM-7PM on Saturday and 10AM-5PM on Sunday. There will be plenty of entertainment, a fairy tea party, falcons, vendors and more. Admission is $11 per person and those under 12 are free. You can get $1 off if you buy tickets ahead of time.

Have you experienced any of the local art festivals this summer? They are always some of my favorite events! This Saturday and Sunday bring the Lakeshore Arts Festival to Dawes Park in Evanston from 11AM-6PM. There will be plenty of artists, live music, food vendors and Children's Craft Tent (12PM-5PM). Admission is free!

Party in the Park will be held at Highpoint Park in Hoffman Estates from 4PM-10PM on Saturday. There will be many family activities including a dog frisbee competition, pony rides, a petting zoo, and a climbing wall. There will also be food vendors and a free movie at dusk. The event is free.

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