Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Wednesday Weekend Windup: {Kite Flies, Glass Studio, Lilacs and More}

Rainbow kite

Ready for some weekend fun? Here are my picks in the Chicago suburbs this weekend:
  • ROAD TRIP: Open House Racine County on May 5, a fabulous day to explore iconic and culturally significant structures in Racine County some of which are not always open to the public including Wind Point Lighthouse, The Journal Times, SC Johnson Administrative Building and Research Tower, Caledonia Historical Village, Modine-Benstead Observatory and much more, admission is free so a perfect family day!
Ongoing:
  • March 17 - June 3 Simply Spring Butterfly Exhibit, Nicholas Conservatory in Rockford, enjoy butterflies flying freely in the conservatory, witness all of the butterfly life cycle, $6 resident, $8 non, $4 and $6 for seniors, kids 5-17 and veterans, Ages 3-4 $2, under 3 free, check website for times. ***Tropical Tuesdays Admission is $3.**
Friday, May 4:
  • May 4-20 Lilac Time, Lombard, variety events like heritage tour, lilac bush purchases, parade, art and craft fair and more, see schedule
  • May 4-6 Mother's Day Glass Open Studio, Peter Patterson, Mundelein, 10AM-4PM, make a crystal ball for mom, $65
Saturday, May 5:
  • May 5 & 6 Art at Wilder Park, Elmhurst, 10AM-5PM, art, food, music and kids activities, free admission
  • May 5 Kidsfest, Citizens Park, Barrington, 11AM-3PM, nature learning, kite fly, food for purchase, free
Sunday, May 6:
  • May 6 Greenhouse Open House, Cantigny Park, Wheaton, 10AM-3PM, see what we are growing for summer, speak to horticulture staff, parking $10, free admission
  • May 6 Spring Festival, Trailside, River Forest, 11AM-3PM, free, animal encounters, tree climb, netting in the pond and more
  • May 6 Springtime Slitherers, Crabtree Nature Center, 1PM, come learn about local snakes and go on a hike to find them, free
  • May 6 Happy Illinois Bicentennial Birthday Bash, Naper Settlement, Naperville, 4PM-5PM, learn about Illinois history in a game like experience, Non-Members: $10/adult, $9/youth (4-12) & students Members: $8/adult, $7/ youth (4-12) & students, reservations recommended: 630.420.6010
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