Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Wednesday Weekend Windup {lots of fun ahead}

This weekend is a busy one! There are a ton of fun events to choose from! The weather does look like
it will be on the cooler side which will be nice. Maybe it will feel perfect for picking up one of those Pumpkin Spice Lattes? I know that they have been out for a little bit. However, I refuse to get one until it feels like fall!

Here are some fun ideas for the weekend:

Friday, September 13

September 13-15 will give you another chance to experience Exploring Arlington Heights! A Kids Adventure Hunt. The time varies each day, so check the website. The event cost $9 per child (accompanying adults are free). Check our previous post for registration information. It is a fun event and really like no other that we have engaged in!

The Grove Ave Carnival in Barrington will have kids smiling Friday-Sunday. There will be carnival rides, face painting, a photo booth, music and more. The carnival raises funds for school programs. Check the website for schedule and prices.

Kick off fall with the Des Plaines Family Fall Fest at Lake Park Friday-Sunday. Admission is free. The fun will include music, food vendors, a carnival, a consumer expo and more. See the website for the schedule and details about carnival ride costs.

Saturday, September 14

Faith Lutheran Church in Arlington Heights will be having a Plant Sale with Kids' Activities from 9AM-3PM on Saturday. Buy your fall mums and bring the kids for free crafts, games and tattoos!

The Chicago Powwow will be held in Busse Woods in Elk Grove Village on Saturday and Sunday. The fun will include artists, dancers, vendors, music, food and more. Admission costs $10 per adult and $5 per child. Check the website for schedule.

Begin your Saturday evening with the Autumn Wine Walk in Barrington from 2PM-6PM. Enjoy a nice walk, some sips and special deals at stores (including a raffle for area gift certificates). The wine is free!

The Spring Valley 30th Birthday Celebration will be held at Spring Valley Nature Center Schaumburg. The event runs from 2PM-4PM. There will be presentations, birthday cake, short guided hikes, wagon rides and children's activities. The event is free!

Enjoy your evening with the Concert at the Cabin at the Merkle Cabin in Spring Valley in Schaumburg. The event will run 5:00PM-7:30PM. The Spring Valley Concert Band will perform during the event. Bring a picnic or purchase picnic items at event. The music starts at 6PM. Admission is free!

Sunday, September 15

Come to the Village Green in Northbrook for Shermerfest. The event runs 12:00PM-4:00PM and includes classic cars, face painters, silent auction, old fashioned games, food for sale and mums.

Step back in time during Pioneer Day at the Elk Grove Village Historical Museum from 1:00PM-5:00PM. There will be candle-making demonstrations, a petting zoo, reenactments an crafts. Families can also make a scarecrow (costs $7). Admission is free!

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