A Little Time and a Keyboard: Wednesday Weekend Windup

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Wednesday Weekend Windup

My daughter has been back to school for two days. She is really having a hard time adjusting to waking up early and looks wiped out on her way home. Hopefully, the warmer weather tomorrow will help her perk up! With it finally being spring, I would love to get out and enjoy it!

We did find a few cool events that caught our eye for this weekend, so here we go:

Saturday, April 6

Michael's stores will be having an Earth Day Celebration from 10:00AM-11:30AM. Crafting fun will be on the half hour. The event is free and a great way to begin celebrating the Earth!

The Kids on the Block Puppet Show will be entertaining little ones at The Book Market in The Glen Town Center in Glenview from 10:30AM-11:30AM. The event is a free drop in event. Puppets will be teaching kids about acceptance and understanding. The event is geared towards ages 2-6! You can even make a nice morning of it and conclude with lunch at one of The Glen's restaurants. (The Yardhouse is always a favorite.)

Heritage Day at Peck Farm in Geneva will be a great opportunity for kids to enjoy some old fashioned fun. The free event is from 11AM-3PM and will include lawn games, candle dipping, basket weaving demos, crafts, hayrides (weather dependent) and more. Peck Farm is a great place for a nice hike and to watch for wildlife.So, why not enjoy the festivities and end with a hike?

Those with furry friends will enjoy bringing their buddies to the\Canine Carnival at the Meineke Recreation Center in Schaumburg. The event runs 11AM-1PM and includes a costume contest, treats, agility and vendors. The cost is $2 per resident and $3 per non-resident. For dogs, the cost is $5 per resident dog and $7 per non-resident dog. You must attach current shot paperwork to registration or bring to Meineke. Check website to register.

Saturday evening brings the Sunset Fire & Picnic on the Prairie at Spring Valley Nature Center & Heritage Farm in Schaumburg from 6PM-8:30PM. The event will allow you to enjoy a picnic supper while learning about how fires are important to prairies. At the conclusion, park staff will burn a section of prairie that can be seen from the Nature Center. The event is $3 per person or $12 per family. There will be grilled food for purchase. (The rain date is April 13.)

Sunday, April 7

How about a little hike? We love the Morton Arboretum and Crabtree Nature Center.

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