Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Maple Syrup, Shrek, Orchids and More}

Maple sugaring in Chicago suburbs


Maple sugaring events start this week with Sap's Rising! Here are my picks for family fun this weekend:
Ongoing:

  • January 13-February 19 Enchanted Railroad at The Morton Arboretum:The Morton Arboretum in Lisle will be hosting its annual Enchanted Railroad event. The display is quite intricate and families will enjoy picking out a variety of miniatures. Free with regular Arboretum admission
  • February 10 - March 25 The Orchid Show, Chicago Botanic Garden, a much needed tropical infusion in the middle of winter, Tickets are:Adults: $10/$12 Seniors 62+: $8/$10 *Children age 3–12: $8/$10 Parking is $25 per car; Purchase tickets online to ensure availability
  • January 20-March 30 XOXO An Exhibit on Love and Forgiveness, Arlington Heights Memorial Library
  • February 15-25 Shrek the Musical, Prairie Lakes Theater, Des Plaines, various times and ticket prices, pre-reserve, see website 
Saturday, February 24:
  • February 24 Pulling Taffy, Kline Creek Farm, West Chicago, 10AM-3:30PM, make taffy from molasses to take home, ages 5 and up; 12 and younger with an adult, $5 pp, must register, different times available
  • February 24 Super SciTech Saturday HEALTHY ME!, SciTech Museum, Aurora, 11AM-2PM, health care providers will be there with hands-on activities and screenings, admissions to general museum up to 4 kids free, $5 wristbands for activities, adults admission $10
  • February 24 & 25 Sap's Rising, River Trail Nature Center, Northbrook, 1:30PM, walk in the forest and learn about maple sugaring, free
Sunday, February 25:
  • February 25 Underground Railroad Hike, Sand Ridge, South Holland, 11AM-3PM, take a journey along an Underground Railroad route, interactive history hike, free
  • February 25 Under the Ice and Mud, Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington, 1PM, take a hike to see how critters spend the winter, register: 847-381-6592
  • February 25 Cookies & Coloring, Long Grove Coffee Co, 3PM-4:30PM, receive a coloring book, crayons and a cookie, $10, must register 

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