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 vocalofah@gmail.com, 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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