A Little Time and a Keyboard: Wednesday Weekend Windup

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Wednesday Weekend Windup

The sun is shining and I am a happy camper. I am afraid this weather may be short lived.... This winter will definitely be the one the kids remember when they are older. I am glad to see some of the snow melting--I am so tired of not being able to find a parking spot because half of them are filled with snow. Plus, the other night, I quite literally had a woman jump out at me from behind one mound. Not fun!

I am sure that you are all ready for the weekend! Here are some fun ideas:

Saturday, February 22

Enjoy some winter sport magic at the Freeze Figure Skating Competition, at the Glenview Ice Center in Glenview from 8AM-8PM. There will be figure skaters from all over the region. The event is free for spectators!

Saturday and Sunday, meow at the All Breed Cat Show at Harper College in Palatine from 9AM-4PM. Meet the breeds, visit vendors, see the household cat competition and more. Admission is $8 per adult and $6 for seniors and 6-12. Those under 6 are free!

Enjoy some train fun at the Model Railroad Circus Train Run at the Indian Trails Public Library in Wheeling from 9AM-5PM. The train fun is free!

Learn about West African culture during African Drumming Rhythms with Michael Taylor at the Mt. Prospect Public Library from 11:00AM-11:45AM. There will be interactive elements.You must register for this free event.

Spring It On! at the Weiss Center in Mt. Prospect from 1:00PM-4:00PM. Enjoy the family fun including family Twister, large scale Jenga, volleyball, minute to win it, snowshoeing if there is snow, ice skating if there is ice and more. The event is free!

It is time to tap those trees! Saturday or Sunday, head over to the River Trails Nature Center in Northbrook for Sap's Rising from 1:30PM-2:30PM. Walk through the forest and learn about harvesting maple syrup. The event is free!

Get outside for the Winter Carnival in Hawthorn Woods from 3PM-6PM. There will be music, entertainment, food, ice sculpture, ice skating, a snowman building contest and more!

Sunday, February 23

Enjoy a spot of tea at the Little Ladies Tea Party at Whole Foods Market Northbrook at 11AM. Dress to impress, sip on tea and lemonade and enjoy finger sandwiches. The event costs $15 per adult and child pair. You will need to register: (847)205-5353

Get ready for spring with This Old Birdhouse at Crabtree Nature Center from 1:00PM-2:30PM. Construct a birdhouse, plans and placement suggestions included. Limited to one per family. The cost is a $5 donation. You must register: (847) 381-6592.

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