A Little Time and a Keyboard: Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs January 28-30, 2022}

Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs January 28-30, 2022}

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs January 28-30, 2022

The weekend is right around the corner! Hooray! Here are my picks for family fun on this last weekend of January:


Ongoing Tour the Frank Lloyd Wright House and Studio during the holidays: Every year, the Oak Park home of the famous architect is decked out with period decorations for the holidays. The tree is absolutely not to be missed! Be sure to reserve your tour online. Tours are $20 per person.

Through March 27, 2022 Ansel Adams: Early Works, Dunn Museum, Libertyville, see website for times and ticketing info

Ongoing Visit Oak Park Conservatory for a warm-weather escape and brilliant blooms without leaving the 'burbs. Admission is free, donations appreciated. While in the area check out the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio and other Frank Lloyd Wright homes.

Ongoing through February Farnsworth House Quiet Season Tours, on weekends, $25 pp, $12 for military members, see website for times and to reserve tickets

Idea: Go Mural Hunting!

Wednesday, January 26

January 26-29 Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition, Sinnissippi Park, Rockford, awards ceremony 1 PM Sat.

Friday, January 28

January 28-Feb 2 Groundhog Days, Woodstock, walking tours, movie showings, bingo, trivia, prognostication and more

Saturday, January 29

January 29 Winter Wildlife and Tracking Workshop, Greenbelt Cultural Center, North Chicago, 9:30AM-12:00PM, ages 12+, must register, $10 resident, $14 non

January 29-30 Make Glass Valentine's Hearts, Patterson Glass, Mundelein, 10am-4pm, $35 pp for small heart, $65 for large, reservation recommended

January 29 Rock and Mineral Identification Class, Lizzadro Museum, Oakbrook, 10:30AM, ages 8 and older, $20, must register

January 29-30 Norge Ski Jump Tournament, Fox River Grove, 12PM-4PM, $20 pp

January 29 -30 Farmlife in Winter, Kline Creek Farm, West Chicago, 1:30PM-3:30PM, a variety of winter farm activities including harvesting ice, free

January 29 Winter Tree Secrets, Trailside, River Forest, 1:30PM, learn how to identify trees in winter, adult program, must register

Places to Snowshoe in the Chicago Suburbs

Sunday, January 30

January 30 Fur-Real Fun, Crabtree, Barrington, 1PM, learn how animals stay warm in winter in this outdoor program, free

January 30 Willowbrook Happy Hour, Glen Ellyn, 3:30PM, see how resident wildlife is cared for, outdoor program, $5 pp, must register

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