A Little Time and a Keyboard: Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs January 14-16, 2023}

Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs January 14-16, 2023}

Thursday, January 12, 2023

 Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs January 14-16, 2023

Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs January 14-16, 2023

The weekend is upon us! Here are my picks for weekend fun this upcoming weekend!


Through February 12, 2023 Sentrock: The Boy Who Wanted to Fly, Elmhurst Art Museum, the exhibition includes a mural, video projections, a sculpture, paintings, a life-sized bird house and more about the Bird City Saint character and life about Pilsen artist Joseph Perez, included in regular admission

November 19-January 15 Arcade Age Exhibit, Arlington Heights Memorial Library, learn the history of arcade games and even play some, free

Winter Lights at Fabyan Japanese Garden: Enjoy the historic Geneva garden in a new light Fridays and Saturdays, November 25-December 16 and Fridays January 7-28. $8 pp, must register, kids 5 and under are free.

Ongoing - January 15 Historic Holiday at the Durkee Mansion in nearby Kenosha will certainly dazzle you. The 1861 mansion is just marvelous decorated to the hilt with Victorian holiday decor. Holiday Tours of Durkee Mansion are also available December 10, 17 and January 7 and 14 10AM-2PM as well as December 11 and 18 and January 8 and 15 1:30PM-4:30PM.

With the warmer-than-usual summer weather, check out my Chicago Suburban Hiking List with nearly 100 preserves to visit.

Saturday, January 14

January 14-15 Volo Bog Tours, 11AM and 1PM, registration requested

January 14 Winterfest, Vernon Hills, 11AM-2PM, Century Park. Arboretum, carriage ride, make s'mores, create a treat and more, free

January 14 Cocoa Crawl Wheaton, 12PM-3PM, visit local businesses and try unique hot cocoas, at the end vote for your favorite, watch live ice carving at 1PM, $20pp or $70 family pack, reserve tix online

January 14 Rock and Mineral ID Class, Lizzadro Museum, Oak Brook, 1:30PM, for ages 8+, register online

January 14 Candlelight Ski/Hike, Rush Creek Conservation Area, Harvard, 5PM-9PM, free, ages under 13 must be accompanied by an adult

January 14, 15, 16 Farmhouse Tours Keeping Your Family Healthy in Winter, Kline Creek Farm, West Chicago, 10AM-4PM, learn about "sick foods" and how candy was used as medicine, free, $5 donation suggested

Monday, January 16

January 16 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, Recreation Center of Highland Park, 10AM-12:30PM, the community is invited to participate in a variety of service projects including making Valentine's Day Cards for Seniors with Freedom Home Care

January 16 Fur-real Fun, Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington, 1PM-3PM, learn how animals stay warm in winter, free

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