Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Happy Mother's Day!}

The weekend is almost here! Of course, this means that we need find ways to keep the kiddos busy! Good thing that there are a bunch of fun things to do this weekend and even some special events for Mother's Day!

Here are some ideas:

Thursday, May 7
  • May 4-8 Kids' Fire Safety Festival, Mt. Prospect Fire Station, 9:30AM-2:00PM, free 1 hour presentations, for kids preschool-2nd grade

Saturday, May 9
  • May 9 International Migratory Bird Day, Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington, 8AM, enjoy bird walks and other activities, free
  • May 9 Kite Fly, Margreth Riemer Reservoir, Palatine, 10AM, free, free kites to first 100 children, raffles CANCELED
  • May 9 Annual Arts & Crafts Adventure, Hodges Park, Park Ridge, 9AM-3PM, variety of artisans with art for sale, demos throughout the day, free admission
  • May 9 Model Railroad Opens, Chicago Botanic Gardens, open 10AM-5PM daily through Oct 25, $6 per adult, $5 per senior, $4 kids 3-12, under 3 free, members have $1 discount, parking $30 per car on weekends, $25 during week, parking free for members
  • May 9 Spring Fever Reliever, Riverwalk, Naperville, 10AM-2PM, free kids activities, 1/2 price paddleboat and kayak rentals
  • May 9 Indian Dance featuring Kalapriya, Mt. Prospect Public Library, 11AM-11:45AM, an instructor from the Kalapriya Indian Dance School will demonstrate a colorful form of dance called Bharata Nataym, families in the audience will also have an opportunity to participate, free but you must register
  • May 9 Civil War Day, Depot Museum, Itasca, 12PM-3PM, learn about weaponry, enjoy crafts, games and songs, presented by Living Historians Guild and Taylor's Battery, free
  • May 9 Mother's Day Tea, Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 1PM-2PM, for kids ages 4-8 and their moms, sample tea or pink lemonade and cookies, make a craft, enjoy live music, capture the moment in a photo booth, free but must register, no card necessary.
  • May 9 Live Auction Cake Sale, Norton's U.S.A., Barrington, preview at 2;45PM and auction at 3:00PM, freshly baked cakes auctioned off to benefit Barrington Relay for Life, 100% of proceeds donated to charity.
Sunday, May 10
  • May 10 Mother's Day Celebration, Volkening Heritage Farm, Schaumburg, 11AM-3PM, farm open 10AM-4PM, kids can make mom a free card from 11AM-3PM in visitor's center, free
  • May 10 Mother's Day at Blackberry Farm, Aurora, 11AM-5PM, enjoy live entertainment and activities throughout the park, first 150 moms receive a flower, resident adults $5, kids/seniors $4.50, under 2 free, non resident $8 and $7 respectively
  • May 10 Are You My Mother?, Crabtree Nature Center, 12PM-4PM, drop-in program, try to match baby animals with their mothers, free
  • May 10 Bee-tastic Mother's Day, Heller Nature Center, Highland Park, 1PM-2:30PM, chance to learn about the bee hives at Heller Nature Center, participants will wear bee suits, must wear long socks and closed toe shoes to event, for ages 6 and up, $8 pp, children must be accompanied by registered adult, must register in advance, see website
  • May 10 Mother's Day Woodland Walk, Trailside Nature Museum, River Forest, 1PM, enjoy a free guided walk through the forest, must register by May 8, call 708-366-6530
  • May 10 Mother Nature's Day, River Trail Nature Center, Northbrook, 1:30PM, enjoy a walk in the woods, free

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