Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Wednesday Weekend Windup: {Ice Cream, Stars, Trains & Music}


Woo hoo! It is summer and it is finally starting to feel like it! My daughter was a little upset with the 90 degree day today but I did not mind! Check with me after we have had a few--I may have a different opinion! Good news that some of the events this weekend involve ICE CREAM!

Here are our family event picks for the weekend:


Ongoing:
  • May 23-Sept 7 Butterflies and Blooms, Chicago Botanic Garden, 10AM-5PM, $6 per adult, $5 per senior, $4 per child 3-12, 2 and under free, members get $1 discount, parking $30 per car on weekends
  • Butterfly House at Peck Farm, Geneva, Mon-Sat 10AM-5PM, Sun 12PM-5PM, suggested $2 donation per person, $5 per family, see our previous visit to Peck Farm
Friday, June 12:
  • June 12, 15 & 16 Yapa Events Kids Adventure Hunts in Arlington Heights, 10:30AM-4:30PM, interactive hunts just like a mini Amazing Race around Arlington Heights, use clues, maps and challenges to see what Arlington Heights has to offer, $10 per child, adults free, the events are truly fun--see our review!
  • June 12 Fire Trucks Friday, Fire Zone, Schaumburg, 12PM-3PM, $9 per child ages 1-9, 1 free adult with paying child, second adult $4, under 1 free
  • June 12 Movies in the Park, Lake Park, Des Plaines, can buy popcorn and drinks starting at 7PM, movie starts at about 8PM, Planes: Fire & Rescue, movie is free
Saturday, June 13:
  • June 13 The Summer Sky, Vera Meineke Nature Center, Spring Valley, Schaumburg, 9:00AM-10:30AM, learn about the constellations of the summer sky, free!
  • June 13 Kids Health and Safety Expo, Maine Park Leisure Center, Park Ridge, 9:00AM-12:00PM, free activities, demos, face painting, Touch-a-Truck, reptile show, refreshments, giveaways, free!
  • June 13 Palatine Bike Ride, Ost Track, Palatine, 9:30AM-11:30AM, $3 per child, fee includes t-shirt, must register, safety clinic before ride, ride is at 11AM, no cost for ride
  •  June 13-14 Grand Opening of Northbrook Public Library, entertainment, activities, check schedule for each day
  • June 13 Family Nature Club, Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington, 1PM, connect with nature through play, meet animals and enjoy family activities, free!
  • June 13 The Organic Garden, Old Orchard Mall near the PlaySpace, Skokie, 2PM-3PM, kids learn gardening skills, free--every Tues and Sat through October!
  • June 13 The Treasure Hunt by Wheels Rallye Team, 7:00PM, Woodfield Mall Parking Lot, car scavenger hunt, receive clues and try to find a treasure, no experience necessary, $10 per car, registration starts at 6:00PM
  • June 13 FREE Ice Cream Social and viewing of Pollyanna at Norton's U.S.A. in Barrington, Ice Cream Social from 8PM-9PM, free movie showing at 9PM, bring your blankets and chairs for a fun evening!
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