Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Healthy Living, Dinosaurs, Owls and More}

Family fun in the Chicago suburbs January 5-7, 2018
The Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art has free admission on Fridays.

I think the theme of this weekend is healthy living! There are a few healthy living events to check out. If you have not seen Wonderland Express, this is the last weekend. Here are my picks for the weekend.


Ongoing:
  • November 30-January 8 Christmas on the Farm and Life by Lamplight Farm House Tours, Kline Creek Farm, West Chicago, Thursdays-Mondays, see times. The farm house will be decorated for the holidays and full of aromas of holiday treats baked in a wood stove. Learn the origins of holiday traditions and more. Free.
  • Ongoing: Wonderland Express, Chicago Botanic, November 24-January 8, check website for ticket prices and times
Friday, January 5
Saturday, January 6
  • January 6 Family Fitness Open House, Rec Plex, Mount Prospect, 8AM-12PM, free fitness classes, free chair massages, free lecture
  • January 6 Health and Fitness Event, Prairie Lakes Fitness Center Open House, Des Plaines, 9AM-1PM, free fitness classes, carnival games, bouncy house, agility course, wellness fair and more, free
  • January 6 Fitness Expo, Camelot Community Center, Arlington Heights, 9AM-11AM, fitness demos, story hour for kids 10AM-10:45AM
  • January 6 Dino Activity Day, Lizzadro Museum, 10AM-3PM, learn about dinos, touch fossils, put together 3-D puzzles, $5 pp
  • January 6 40 Item Scavenger Hunt, Red Oak Nature Center, Batavia, 10AM-2PM, the nature center is turning 40 so enjoy a special scavenger hunt, free
  • January 6 Splash-a-thon, The Water Works, Schaumburg, 10AM-10:45AM, free demo swim lessons for kids ages 3-12, free, drop in
  • January 6 Winter Fest, Centennial Ice Arena, Highland Park, 2:30PM-4:30PM, free public skate, free gymnastics, DJ, free, see time slots
  • January 6 What's on the Menu, River Trail Nature Center, Northbrook, 3PM, learn about resident animals during feeding time, free
Sunday, January 7
  • January 7 Acoustic Open Mic, Christie's Dairy Delight, Palatine, 2PM-4PM
  • January 7 Wizards, Wands and Wildlife, Mayslake Peabody Estate, 3PM-6PM, send witches and wizards on courses to learn about owls, the power of plants and other wildlife, kids 7 and up, under 18 must be with an adult, $15 pp, must register
If you are looking for a warm weather infusion, check out either Garfield Park Conservatory or Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago.
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