Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Wednesday Weekend Windup {It is Starting to Feel Like Summertime}

Whenever we have a short week, I just am never quite able to get my bearings. I always feel like I have more time to get things done, not realizing that I missed a day. However, I feel relief knowing that the weekend is coming sooner rather than later. Somehow everything always works out and it is time to enjoy the weekend! Here are some fun things going on:

Saturday, May 31

It is definitely the season for Art Fests! We enjoyed the one in Barrington last weekend {and picked up some treats}. This weekend, there are a couple more including the Fine Arts Festival at Graue Mill in Oak Brook from 10AM-5PM Saturday and Sunday. 50 area artists will display their art. There will be art for sale. Admission to the festival is free. Admission to museum $4.50 for adults, $2 per kid 4-12.

Art lovers can also enjoy the Deerfield Festival of Fine Arts at Jewett Park in Deerfield from 10AM-5PM. There will be over 150 artists, live music and free admission!

Visit the wolves during the Family Day/Open House at Big Run Wolf Ranch in Lockport from 10AM-4PM. Big Run takes in orphaned wildlife and specializes in educating people about wildlife in this region. SOAR will have their raptors at the event at 12PM. Admission is $5 per person.

If you are curious about the new addition to Arlington Heights, there will be a  School of Rock Open House from 10AM-1PM. You can register for a free session. Check the website for more info.

If you are heading towards Chicago, Operation Kind Kids will be at the Lincoln Park Zoo from 10AM-1PM. Kind and Sprout are sponsoring this fun and informative family event to teach kids the importance of being kind. There will be activities and Kind bars to munch on. The event is geared towards kids 2-6 but all are welcome. The event is free.

Have some high flying fun at Kite Day at Attea Middle School in Glenview from 10:00AM-4:00PM,. Bring your kites for some fun. Make your own kite kits are available. The event is free!

There is a new activity at Old Orchard! Stop by Saturday from 2PM-3PM for The Organic Gardener Event. This week, kids will make silly seed cups. The Organic Garden is near Bloomingdale's and Crate and Barrel. Events each Sat and Tues through October 26 and are free!

Sunday, June 1

Explore with the  Get Out and Go Treasure Hunt at Gallery Park and Fullerton Air Station Prairie in Glenview from 11AM-3PM. The event is a free nature treasure hunt. You must check in by 2PM at Park Center to participate. You can walk or ride your bike to make your discoveries.

Have some old fashioned fun at the Spring Valley County Fair at the Vera Meineke Nature Center in Spring Valley in Schaumburg from 12PM-4PM. Experience a community farm fair from the late 1800's. Visit livestock, peruse the domestic arts tent, join in fair fun, enjoy food, music and more. Admission is $3pp, $12 per family, under 3 free!

Work on your photography skills at the Family Workshop: Photography Fun at the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie from 3PM-4:30PM. Make your own pinhole camera to take fleeting images and learn how photography is used in storytelling from photographer Matthew Austin. Reservations required. Free with museum admission, for kids 8-14 with parents {$12 adults, $8 12-22, $6 5-11}.

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