Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Sweets, Art, Orchids and More}

Family fun in the Chicago Suburbs including model trains

The weekend is almost here! This weekend is another long one for the kiddos as we celebrate President's Day. Here are my picks for family fun in the Chicago suburbs this weekend:

Friday, February 15:
Saturday, February 16:
  • February 16  Farmhouse Museum Tours, Kline Creek Farm, West Chicago, 10AM-3PM, tours on the hour, blacksmithing demo at 1:30, free
  • February 16 Child/Parent Build a Bird House, Wildbird Shack, Mount Prospect, 10:30AM-12PM, $45 per pair, includes supplies and treats, must register
  • February 16 Pop Out Art, Chagall's Peace Windows, Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 11AM-1PM, assemble colorful, dream-like images and shapes symbolizing peace, love, tolerance and faith as part of your own stained glass style art and hang them in your favorite window, supplies provided, free, best for ages 5+
  • February 16 African Music and Dance with Idy Ciss, Mount Prospect Public Library, 11AM-11:45AM, free but must register, experience the spirit of Africa through movement and music
  • February 16-17 Gnome Globes and Gnome Hunt, Morton Arboretum, 11AM-2PM, Children's Garden, hunt for gnomes in the Children's Garden (hunt is free with admission), then create a globe to bring home, globes are $7 pp for members, $10 for non, must purchase ticket in visitor's center, limited number, admission is separate, weather permitting
  • February 16 Chili Cook Off, Buffalo Grove, 12PM-2PM, $5 pp, space limited
  • February 16 Farm life in winter, Kline Creek Farm, West Chicago, 1:30PM-3:30PM, learn about farm chores in the winter, free
Sunday, February 17:
  • February 17 Full Steam Ahead, Mount Prospect Public Library, 1PM-3PM, Discovery Zone, drop in STEAM activities for kids 1st-5th
  • February 17 Farm life in winter, Kline Creek Farm, West Chicago, 1:30PM-3:30PM, learn about farm chores in the winter, free
  • February 17 In Search of the Snow Flea, River Trail Nature Center, Northbrook, 1:30PM, check for snow fleas on the trails and learn what insects do in the winter
Monday, February 18:
Another suggestion -- tour the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio in Oak Park; tours are daily 10AM-3PM, purchase tickets online.

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