Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Celebrating Spring and Earth Day}

The weather has been so glorious! I hope that it continues into the weekend! There are so many fun events to help celebrate this wonderful season and Earth Day! Here are our picks for the upcoming weekend:

  • Friday, April 17
  • April 17 Here We Go Again Resale Event, Character Visits, Free Admission, Great Deals, Lake Zurich! April 18 will not have the character visits but most items will be 50% off. 10AM-6PM Friday, 10AM-5PM Saturday, preview early bird sale Thursday 6PM-9PM. 
  • April 17-19 Shrek the Musical Jr., Prairie Middle School, Barrington, $10 per adult, $5 per child
  • April 17 Family Night Out: Kites, Cantigny Park, Wheaton, 5:30PM-7:30PM, Chicago Kite will be out doing tricks, you can bring your own kite or build one for purchase, free admission, $2 parking fee 
Saturday, April 18
  • April 18 Dog Days Hike, Trailside Nature Center, River Forest, 10AM-11AM, bring your leashed dog along for a one hour guided hike, guests without dogs welcome too!, must register by 4/16/15, call 708-366-6530, free!
  • April 18 Earth Day Celebration, Kent Fuller Air Station, Glenview, 10AM-2PM, family activities, nature walks, environmental exhibits and more, free!
  • April 18 Earth Day, Red Oak Nature Center, Batavia, 11AM-2PM free drop-in activities, plant a tree from 10AM-11AM, plant a tree is free but you must register! 
  • April 18 Earth Day Celebration, Prairieview Education Center, Crystal Lake, 11AM-4PM, both indoor AND outdoor activities, live musical performances at 11:45AM and 2:30PM, guided nature hikes, puppet shows, games, crafts, vendors and exhibits, carpool with friends to enter a raffle, household item drop off (see website), free admission!
  • April 18 Earth Day, Nature Play, Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington, 12PM-3PM, enjoy special Earth Day family activities in the nature play area, free! 
  • April 18 Party for the Pollinators! Earth Day Event, Whole Foods Market Schaumburg, 12PM-4PM, Whole Foods will be highlighting pollinators for Earth Day, visit Lifestyle Center for seed planting, garden crafts, face painting, healthy snacks, samples of pollinator-friendly foods will be around the store, go to Customer Service Desk for garden-themed scavenger hunt, raffle for pair of children's tix to Shedd Aquarium, free!
  • April 18 Earth Day, Friendship Park Conservatory, 1PM-3PM, hands-on activities for families, tips on recycling and gardening, exhibits, greenhouse tours and more, decorate your own claypot, pot a plant, free!
  • April 18 Earth Day Youth Fair, West Park Field House, Des Plaines, 1:00PM-4:00PM, make a recycled craft, plant a bean, free live oak, learn about keeping waterways clean, free! 
Sunday, April 19
  • April 19 Mommy and Me Yoga, Whole Foods Market, Kildeer, 11AM-12PM, free yoga class for parents and kids infant-age 5, must register call 847-726-4601, please bring your own mat
  • April 19 Geo-caching 101, River Tail Nature Center, Northbrook, 12PM-2PM, learn about geocaching, borrow a GPS unit or bring your own, supplies limited, free!
  • April 19 Springtime on the Farm, Volkening Heritage Farm, Schaumburg, 12:00PM-4:00PM, experience a day on a busy 19th century farm during spring, sow oats, wash clothes, see blacksmithing demos, visit newborn animals, enjoy other crafts and activities, $4 pp, $16 per family, 3 and under are free, refreshments for purchase

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