Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Fun Ahead}

There is always plenty to do at the Morton Arboretum!
Weekend ahead! Scrambling for family fun ideas? We found a few for the long weekend ahead!
With Valentine's Day and President's Day ahead and some really fun events, there is plenty to do!

Saturday, February 14
  • February 14-March 15 The Orchid Show, Chicago Botanic Garden, The Orchid Show will provide extra bursts of color throughout Chicago Botanic Garden's greenhouses. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and kids with those under 2 free ($8 and $6 respectively for members). Parking can be paid for online for $20 per car.
  • February 14-16 Enchanted Railroad at Morton Arboretum: Free with admission: winter rates are $9/adult, $8/senior, $6/child, get timed ticket for Enchanted Railroad at Visitor's Center. Kids can also make birdseed ornaments in the Children's Garden 11AM-3PM Sat & Sun.
  • February 14-16 Free Crafting Events at Mariano's Markets. make Valentine's on Saturday (10AM-2PM), Mardi Gras Masks on Sunday (10AM-2PM) and President Booklets on Monday (10AM-3PM)
  • February 14 Spring It On!, Weis Community Center, Mt. Prospect, 1PM-4PM, Minute to win it, giant Jenga, bubble show, preschool obstacle course, family twister, free!
  • February 14 Small Hands, Warm Hearts, Golf Mill, Niles, 1PM-3PM, crafts, snacks and a movie, free!
  • February 14 Valentine's Day Love Nature Celebration--Prairie View Education Center Crystal Lake. Celebrate your love for nature and family together! This free afternoon event runs 3PM-6PM and includes crafts, nature games, s'mores over a campfire, hot cocoa and more! At 4PM there will be a presentation introducing families to winter active creatures using live animals, puppets, songs and more. At 5PM, there will be a nature hike along a candle lit path!
Sunday, February 15
  • February 15 Winter Wonders Walk, Emily Oaks Nature Center, Skokie, 1:30PM-2:15PM, walk with a naturalist looking for winter sights and sounds, enjoy a hot cocoa at the end, $4 pp
Monday, February 16
  • February 16 Felt Flag Craft, Raupp Museum, Buffalo Grove, 1:00PM-3:30PM, hands-on exhibits take you through Buffalo Grove history, check our review, free but donations welcome!
  • February 16 Walk in Chocolate Day, Morkes Chocolate, Palatine, 1:00PM-6:00PM, make minions with cookies and colored chocolate and make chocolate covered pretzels with drizzle, $8pp, drop in
  • February 16--Also check details about The Orchid Show above.

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