Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wednesday Weekend Windup {A Long Weekend of Fun}

I think that most of us have made it back to school by now. Whether we make it through the whole week, though, still remains to be seen. Nature has had such a way of heralding in the new school year with all of the random storms the last few days! It looks like there may be a few more storms for the long weekend. Hopefully, they will break up so we can enjoy all of the fun events. Here are some ideas for this weekend:

ROAD TRIP: Royal Oak Farm in Harvard, Illinois has opened for Upick apples for the season! Check the schedule and picking info. Maybe it will be a good weekend for a visit?

Thursday, August 28

Buffalo Grove will be holding their annual Buffalo Grove Days with plenty of festivities Thursday through Monday. The fun will include an arts and crafts fair Sat, Sun & Mon, walk around entertainment, a BBQ challenge, a carnival, live music, a food tent, a business fair Sat-Mon and more. Admission is free but you will need to purchase tickets for carnival rides. Check the schedule for more details.
Friday, August 29 

While I am hoping this weekend is not really the end of summer weather, be sure to get in one last fling at the Naperville Last Fling Friday through Monday. The fun includes concerts, a family fun land, a business expo and more. See schedule for more information and to buy tickets for main stage.

Saturday, August 30

Learn about life for Civil War soldiers and their families during the Civil War Encampment at Graue Mill in Oak Brook Saturday and Sunday from 11AM-4PM. There will be period demonstrations, drills and cooking. Admission is $4.50 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2 for kids 4-12 and free for those under 4.

Have some blue ribbon fun at the County Fair at Kline Creek Farm in West Chicago Saturday and Sunday from 10AM-4PM. You will enjoy old fashioned fair games and entertainment, antique farm equipment and a flea circus. Admission is free!

Enjoy Irish spirit at  Irish Days in Long Grove Saturday-Monday from 11AM-7PM. The fun includes Irish dancers, music, food, fun competitions, a leprechaun hunt and more. Admission is free!

You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown at The Morton Arboretum will be a great way to kick of back to school! The performance is at 1PM Saturday or Sunday. Tickets are $5 per member child and $10 per member adult, $10 and $20 respective for nonmembers. Nonmember prices include Arboretum admission.

Sunday, August 31

Help in a scientific study during the School of Ants at Crabtree Nature Center in Barrington from 1PM-3PM. Be part of a Citizen Scientist School of Ants study and help collect ants. Learn how to do it at home and share data. Call 847-381-6592 with any questions. The event is free!

Get The Buzz on Bees at River Trail Nature Center in Northbrook from 1:30PM-2:30PM. Be the best worker bee you can while helping work in the garden and learn about bees. The event is free!

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