Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Earth Day, Glass Making, Art, Golf and More}

Chicago Suburbs Weekend Family Fun April 26-28 Earth Day, Local Art Demos, Glass Making, Golf and More!


Chicago Suburbs Weekend Family Fun April 26-28:

The weekend is almost here! There are a lot of events this weekend, many honoring Earth Day! Take a peek at my picks:



  • Road Trip: March 23 - June 2 Simply Spring: The Butterfly Exhibit at Nicholas Conservatory, Rockford, go early as space is limited, adults $6 (Resident), $8 (Non-Resident), senior $4 (Resident), $6 (Non-Resident), Veterans $4 (Resident), $6 (Non-Resident), ages 5-17 $4 (Resident), $6 (Non-Resident). ages 3-4 $2 (Resident), $3 (Non-Resident), ages 2 and under free ($4 admission on Tropical Tuesdays), enjoy butterflies flying around in a tropical setting without leaving the Midwest!
  • Road Trip April 27-28: Get Behind the Arts in Racine and Kenosha -- take an unparalleled opportunity to meet local artisans, see demos, visit studios and more. More info: https://www.alittletimeandakeyboard.com/2019/03/get-behind-arts-2019.html
**In case of weather, always check to make sure event is still on.

Friday, April 26:
  • April 26-28 Open House to Make Glass Pendants, Patterson Glassworks, Mundelein, 10AM-4PM, $35 each, first come, first serve
  • April 26-28 Arbor Weekend Celebration, Morton Arboretum, 11AM-4PM, celebrate in the Children's Garden, plant tree seedlings, investigate tree cookies, identify trees, self-guided, free with admission (on Friday April 26 only -- dress like a tree and get in free)
  • April 26 Walpurgis Night, Volkening Heritage Farm, Schaumburg, 6PM-8PM, campfire, celebrate spring and old German tradition involving witches, horse drawn wagon rides, guests receive a hot dog and marshmallow to roast, $7 pp, kids 3 and under are free
Saturday, April 27:
  • April 27  Earth Day, Naperville, a variety of events including Earth Day Fair at Fort Hill Activity Center, 1PM-4PM, children's activities, eco-friendly vendors, free native plant seeds and more, free
  • April 27 Nature & Arts Festive, Lake Katherine, Palos Heights, 11AM-3PM, musician, learn about teas and healing properties, use reclaimed wood in a demo, learn about wild animals and more, free admission
  • April 27 Arbor Day Celebration, Jens Jensen Park, Highland Park, 9AM-12PM, bird talk, oak tree seedling giveaway, gardening demos, guided tree ID walk, food vendors and more, free
  • April 27-28 Artistry in Wood, Cantigny Park, Wheaton, 9AM-4PM, fine art exhibition of wood carvings, wood burned art and more, $5 parking per car
  • April 27 Malott Japanese Garden's Spring Festival, Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, 10AM-3PM, tea ceremony, tea tasting, music, crafts and more, free with parking $30 per car, see schedule of times
  • April 27 Earth Day Celebration, Bartlett Nature Center, 12PM-4PM, plenty of hands-on fun, free
  • April 27 Head to the Hills Golf Fest, Palatine Hills Golf House, 2PM-5PM, family-friendly, free games, pro advice, contests and more, free
Sunday, April 28:
  • April 28 Earth Day Celebration, Heritage Park, Wheeling, 11AM-1PM, exhibitors, fly a kite and more, free
  • April 28 Earth Day Celebration with Backyard Nature Center, Erickson Woods, Winnetka, 12:30PM-3PM, restoration, nature hikes, fishing clinic, nature learning, free
  • April 28 Earth Day, Emily Oaks Nature Center, Skokie, 12PM-4PM, themed activities on main trail, free, native plants for sale
  • April 28 Earth Day Party, Meineke Nature Center, Schaumburg, 12PM-4PM, games, crafts, free seedlings, build a bird house for a fee, learn about composting and more, free admission
  • April 28 Storyfest, Barrington Library, 1PM-5PM, celebrate the ways stories are shared at the library, face paintings, book signings and more, see schedule
  • April 28 April Blooms, Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington, 1PM, learn what is in bloom
  • April 28 What's in Bloom, River Trail Nature Center, Northbrook, 1:30PM, take a walk and see what is in bloom, learn about woodland flowers, free

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