Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Earth Day and Spring Fun}

Down tree at Ryerson Woods

    Spring is here and there is plenty of fun this weekend! Here are my picks:
    Thursday, April 20:
    • April 20 Spring Spectacular, Pioneer Park, Arlington Heights, 5:30PM-7:30PM, candy hunt at 5:45PM, petting zoo, train rides around the park, inflatables, touch a truck and more, free
    Saturday, April 22:
    • April 22 Northbrook Earth and Arbor Day Celebration, Village Green, 9AM-12PM, exhibitors, activities, live entertainment, recycling drop off, free
    • April 22 Earth Day and Recycling Extravaganza, Duane/Lorraine Parking Lot, Glen Ellyn, 9AM-1PM, Earth friendly vendors, live acoustic music, native plant sale, recycling, free 
    • April 22 Bison's Bluff Grand Opening and Earth Day Celebration, Spring Valley Nature Center, Schaumburg, 10AM-2PM, new nature play area, activites for kids, free
    • April 22 Party for the Planet, Cosley Zoo, Wheaton, 10AM-2PM, environmentally friendly organizations will be on hand to teach you how you can help the Earth, while you are there visit the animals, $7 per adults, $6 seniors, ages 17 and under free, free for members of Wheaton Park District
    • April 22 Earth Day Celebration, Peck Farm, Geneva, 11AM-3PM, activites. games, bicycle tune ups, paper shredding, rain barrels for sale and more, free
    • April 22 Earth Day Celebration, Prairieview Education Center, Crystal Lake, 11AM-4PM, guided nature walks, games and crafts, live music, exhibitors, recycling dropoff and more, free
    • April 22 Earth Day Celebration at Historic Methodist Campground, Des Plaines, 10AM-3PM, crafts, learn about keeping waterways clean, plant a bean and more, free
    • April 22 Earth Day Nature Play Day, Crabtree Nature Center, 12PM-3PM, family activities in the nature play area, free
    • April 22 Earth Day Celebration, Ryerson Woods, Deerfield, 1PM-4PM, guided walks, animal visits, green building tour and more, free
    • April 22 Seeds of Love: Kindness Campaign with VOCAL, Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 2:30PM, write notes of kindness to spread out in the community, if weather and time permit notes will be distributed downtown, RSVP, free, will also be able to pick up hate has no home here signs
    • April 22 Eth-Noh-Tec Story Theater, Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 6PM-7PM, Pan-Asian mythologies and folk tales brought to life, free, ages 5 and up, please RSVP online, no card required
    Sunday, April 23
    • April 23 Earth Day Celebrations Around the World, Emily Oaks, Skokie, 12PM-4PM, ceremonies and rituals from around the world, native plant sale, free
    • April 23 Spring Time on the Farm, Volkening Heritage Farm, Schaumburg, 12PM-4PM, help with spring planting, wash clothes in a wash tub, see blacksmithing demos and more, $4 pp or $16 per family, kids ages 3 and under are free
    • April 23 Singing Frogs, Trailside Museum of Natural History, River Forest, 1PM, learn how to identify frogs by their songs, for adults and older kids, free
    • April 23 Celebration of Cultures, North Suburban YMCA, 2PM-4PM, dance, music and art of different cultures, food samples, free

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