Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Wednesday Weekend Windup {St. Patrick's Day, Maple Sugaring and More}

Maple tapping in the woods

Ready for the weekend? I know I am! Here are some fun family activities to keep you busy!
Ongoing:
  • February 11-March 26 The Orchid Show, Chicago Botanic Garden, Orchids in Vogue, some days feature live music, some hands-on elements, dress made of organic materials including orchids and more, adults $10/$12 for members/nonmembers; $8/$10 for kids and seniors; parking is $30 per car; you may purchase tickets and parking online
Saturday, March 11:
  • March 11-12 Spring Fever Maple Sugaring, Naper Settlement, Naperville, 10AM-4PM Saturday and 1PM-4PM Sunday, learn about collecting sap, see a sap collecting demo, hands-on activities, demos and more, $12 adults; $10 seniors (62+); $8 youth (4-12)
  • March 11 Super Saturday with Wendy and DB Music Show, Mount Prospect Public Library, 11AM-11:45AM, free but must register
  • March 11 St. Patrick's Day Parade Palatine, 11AM, free
  • March 11 Civil War Expo, Civil War Museum, Kenosha, 11AM-3PM, see metal smithing, beekeeping and more makers influenced by Civil War era trades, meeting living history and heritage groups and more, main exhibit is $9 pp, free for kids under 15
  • March 11-12 Maple Sugaring Days, LeRoy Oakes, St. Charles, 1PM-4PM, learn how to tap a tree, see simmering sap, taste maple syrup, enjoy hikes, free
  • March 11-12 Sap's Rising, River Trail Nature Center, Northbrook, 1:30PM, take a walk in the maple forest and learn about how maple syrup is made, free
  • March 11 Chocolate Extravaganza, Burlington, WI, 9AM-3PM, view entries in chocolate competition, enjoy samples, cake walk, judging starts at 10:30AM, cupcake wars, free admission
Sunday, March 12:
  • March 12 Make a Glass Shamrock, Patterson Glass, Mundelein, 10AM-4PM, $25
  • March 12 Reptile Rampage, Lake Forest Recreation Center Gym, Lake Forest, 10AM-4PM, live reptile exhibit and show, $10 pp
  • Also, Sap's Rising and Maple Sugaring Days from above.

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