A Little Time and a Keyboard: Weekend Windup: Chicago Suburban Family Fun March 20-21, 2021

Weekend Windup: Chicago Suburban Family Fun March 20-21, 2021

Thursday, March 18, 2021

13 Chicago Suburban Family Fun March 20-21, 2021

13 Chicago Suburban Family Fun March 20-21, 2021

The weekend is nearly here! It looks like it will be a bit warmer again. Woot! Here are my picks for local fun this weekend:


March 1-April 3 Project Hop, Fill A Heart 4 Kids, Lake Forest, Fill A Heart 4 Kids needs our help to put together fun Easter baskets for kids in foster homes, sponsorship is a $15 minimum, sign up through sign up genius, the event is heart warming and you will be delighted by the whimsical decor at Fill A Heart! **Fill A Heart has great Covid precautions to keep you safe!**

March 1-31 Self Guided Trivia Trails, Lyons Woods Forest Preserve, Waukegan, 1.5 mile looped trail, trivia questions along the way

March 1-31 Self-Guided Maple Syrup Hikes, Ryerson Conservation Area, Riverwoods, follow the signs to learn about maple syrup production

March 13-28  Lucky Leprechaun Pot Of Gold Challenge, leprechauns have left their gold in three South Elgin parks, find the letters and put together three Irish names, submit per directions for a prize

March 20-27 Virtual Fan Fest, Mount Prospect Public Library, virtual events featuring Dungeons & Dragons, Sci-Fi, Superheroes, Disney, Hamilton and more

Dunn Museum in Libertyville is back open, please reserve timed ticket, learn about the history and natural history of Lake County, enjoy special exhibits as well, admission fee

Ongoing Naper Settlement is back open to the public including viewing the Women: Waves of Change exhibit. Naper Settlement is currently open Tuesdays - Fridays 10AM-4PM, $5 pp, must register ahead.

Saturday, March 20

March 20 & 21  Sap's Rising, River Trail Nature Center, Northbrook, 10:30AM or 1:30PM, take a walk and learn about maple syrup, call 847-824-8360

March 20 Wildlife Tracking and Observation, Willowbrook, Glen Ellyn, 2PM-4PM, develop your skills looking for tracks, for people over 12 years old, under 18 must be accompanied by an adult, $5 person, register online or 630-942-6200.

March 20 & 21 Maple Sugaring, Kline Creek Farm, West Chicago, 20 minute tours to learn about how maple syrup is made, demonstrations, 1PM, 1:30PM, 2PM, 2:30PM, 3PM, 3:30PM, $5 pp, must register, must wear a mask

March 20 Woodcock Walk, Plum Creek Nature Center, Crete, 6:30PM-8:00PM, ages 7 and older, free, must wear masks, the woodcock is very elusive but is most likely seen in the evening when the male does his courtship ritual

Sunday, March 21

March 21 Dog Admission Day, Morton Arboretum, Lisle, 7AM-sunset, designated areas, $5 per dog, normal admission for human visitors, must pre-register

March 21 Nature Detectives Signs of Spring Walk, Scavenger Hunt, St. James Farm, Warrenville, 2PM-4PM, ages 5 and up, under 18 must be accompanied by an adult, $5 pp, must register online or call 630-580-7025

Also, don't forget to check out my Chicago Suburbs Hiking List for new adventures!

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