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TUESDAY, JULY 4 HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!
5:30-8:30 PM, Elmhurst City Centre, 630-833-1457.
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FRIDAY, JULY 7
FAMILY Gardens Bike Tour – Visitors will be escorted on a leisurely ride with plenty of stops at park attractions. Ages 8 and older. 6:30 PM. Cantigny Park, Wheaton. Also 8/10. Register www.cantigny.org.
JULY SATURDAY, JULY 1
ADULTS Citizenship Class – Class will cover 100 civic exam questions, N-400 application and the English interview portion. Must be legal resident. 1 PM. Wauconda Area Public Library. wauclib.org. CAR SHOW Final Auto Show – Volo Auto Museum hosts its final car show with VooDoo A Go Go #5 featuring flame shooting cars and live music. 10 AM-5 PM. Volo Auto Museum. Volo, IL. 815.385-3644.
FAMILY Post Parade Activities – Moonwalks, inflatable obstacle course, penny carnival, face painting, music, dancing. 1-4 PM. Lake Ellyn Park, Glen Ellyn. gepark.org/regatta. FAMILY Juggler – Andy Head performs a high-energy, award winning comedic juggling act,. Helen Plum Library. 630-627-0316 x 251.
SATURDAY, JULY 8
ADULTS Bird Watching – Learn all about one of America’s favorite birds, Purple Martins. 7:30 AM. Cantigny Golf, Wheaton. www.cantigny.org. FAMILY Japanese Game Day – Games, crafts and an outdoor movie. Children’s Garden. 11 AM-4PM. Morton Arboretum, Lisle, IL. 630-968-0074.
FRIDAY, JULY 14
FAMILY Storytime in the Gardens – Join Winfield Library Staff to explore favorite stories and activities. 10:3011:30 AM. Cantigny Park, Wheaton. Register Winfield Library 630-653-7599. HOBBYISTS Elmwood Park Sports Card and Memorabilia Show – Bobby Hull of the Chicago Blackhawks and Dan Hampton of the Chicago Bears scheduled to appear. 5:30-8:30 PM, Elmwood Park Parks and Recreation Center, 708-259-4606.
SUNDAY, JULY 9
SATURDAY, JULY 15
FAMILY Theater – COD’s Theater Department presents three “Plays on Words,” interactive performance. Lawn seating, chairs and blankets welcome. 12-1 PM. Cantigny Park, Wheaton. www.cantigny.org.
SUNDAY, JULY 16
FAMILY Vintage Baseball Game – Witness “America’s Pastime” as it was played during Civil War Times. 1 PM. Also 8/20. Cantigny Park, Wheaton. www.cantigny.org.
FAMILY Sundae Funday – Celebrate National Ice Cream Day. 12-12:30 PM and 4-4:30 PM. Prospect Park Splash Pad. 630-692-5127.
FAMILY Dino Digs – Preschoolers and an adult can enjoy science and the world around them through stories, songs and activities. 1PM. Dinosaur Discovery Museum, Kenosha. 262-653-4140.
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 12
FAMILY Cavalcade of Brass – Watch 9 drum and bugle corps compete. 7pm. Benedictine University, Lisle. 224-567-8171. FAMILY Lake Ellyn Cardboard Regatta – Build a boat or just watch the race. Prizes for winning race and the most spectacular sinking. Noon. Lake Ellyn Park, Glen Ellyn. gepark.org/regatta.
KIDS All About Chicks – Children can hold baby chicks, visit the hatchery and learn about chickens, paint eggs and gather eggs from the nest. 10 AM-12 PM. Blackbery Farm, Aurora IL. 630-892-1550. KIDS LEGO Madness – Kids can challenge themselves to learn new techniques with the monthly theme, or try free building.6 PM. Bloomingdale Public Library. 630-529-3120. ADULTS Monthly Meditation – Integrate a calming and joyful meditation practice into your life. Bring a yoga mat or towel for seated and supine exercises on the floor. 7 PM. Itasca Community Library. 630-773-1699. 54 great events
FAMILY Japanese Game Day – Games, crafts in the Children’s Garden. 11 AM-4PM. Morton Arboretum, Lisle, IL. 630-968-0074.
ADULTS Gardening – Get great ideas for your own garden by touring Cantigny’s “garden for gardeners.” 11 AM. Cantigny Park, Wheaton. www.cantigny.org. ADULTS “The Spirited Botanist” – See demonstrations of how to make alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks featuring fruit, vegetable and edible flowers. Enjoy the drink, too. 6:30 PM. Cantigny Park, Wheaton. Also 8/9. Register 630-260-8162 or www.cantigny.org.
FAMILY Bikers, Branches and Bites – Enjoy vehiclefree roads, live entertainment, and a food truck social. 4:30 PM -Sunset. Morton Arboretum, Lisle, IL. 630-968-0074. FAMILY Theater – Shakespeare: “As You Like It.” Outdoor play surrounded by gardens. 6 PM. Cantigny Park, Wheaton. Rain date 7/23. Register www.cantigny.org.
ADULT iPad/iPhone Help Desk – One-on-one assistance from a volunteer to help with Siri, texts, photos, apps. 9 AM-12 PM. Helen Plum Library, Lombard. Register 630627-0316, ext. 237.
THURSDAY, JULY 20
ADULTS Garden Photo Tips – Receive advice from skilled horticulture volunteer. 6:30 PM. Cantigny Park, Wheaton. 8/17. Also Register 630-260-8162 or www.cantigny.org.
FAMILY Movie in the Park: The Jungle Book – Take in a show, preceded by a craft project. Dusk. Lake Foxcroft Park. Glen Ellyn Park District. gepark.org/movies.
FAMILY Storytime in the Gardens – Join West Chicago Library Staff to explore favorite stories and activities. 10:30-11:30 AM. Cantigny Park, Wheaton. Register with West Chicago Library PGarza@westchicago.lib.il.us.
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FRIDAY, JULY 21
FAMILY Block-to-Block Dance Party – Dance to disco dance music as well as watch local dance troupes perform. suburban family | subfam.com
CONCERT Family Concert – Critically acclaimed performer provides comedic show for whole family. All ages. July/August 2017