SUNDAY, MARCH 8
PERFORMANCE Fox Valley Philharmonic Orchestra – Children’s concert & performance of Peter & the Wolf. 3 p.m. Batavia Fine Arts Center, Batavia. 630-476-9072. LECTURE History Speaks – Relive the early days of the frontier as ‘Juliette Kinzie’ shares about her life with famous fur trader John H. Kinzie. 4-5 p.m. Naper Settlement. 630-420-6010. SCOUTS Playing with History – Mansion tour, schoolhouse lessons, games & more. Open to Girl Scouts & Boy Scouts. 1-4 p.m. Naper Settlement. Reservations: 630420-6010.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11
WORKSHOP Blossom Bits – Cantigy floral designer’s talk & demonstration on forcing flowering branches. 12 p.m. Cantigny, Wheaton Register: 630-260-8162.
– Given by MAPP students. 5:30 p.m. National Louis University, Chicago. RSVP at nl.edu/PublicPolicySeries.
FRIDAY, MARCH 20
NATURE Get Sticky! Maple Syrup Sunday – Take a 30-minute guided stroll through the woods, and discover the secret of syrup. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fullersburg Woods, Oak Brook. Register: 630-850-8110. LECTURE The Ivory Dilemma – Discussion on current legal regulations & restrictions on ivory, and proposals to protect African elephants. 2 p.m. Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art. Elmhurst. Register: 630-833-1616.
GARDENING Midwest Pond & Koi Society Club Meeting – Attracting butterflies & hummingbirds to your pond. Home Run Inn Pizza, Darien. 312-409-2081. www.mpks.org. PETS Chicagoland Family Pet Expo – Entertainment, demos, presentations & products for pet owners & enthusiasts. 1-9 p.m. Also 3/21 at 9 a.m.-6 p.m. & 3/22 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Arlington International Racecourse, Arlington Heights. 847-385-7500. TEENS Flash Light Egg Hunt – Search in the dark for candy-filled eggs & special prizes. Grade 6 – 8. 8 p.m. Heritage Park, Oakbrook Terrace. Register: 630-627-6100.
SATURDAY, MARCH 21
SUNDAY, MARCH 22
TUESDAY, MARCH 24
CHILDREN Junior Naturalists – Explore nature, practice survival skills, learn animal care & much more. Ages 10-14. 4-5:30 p.m. Lake View Nature Center, Oakbrook Terrace. 630-941-8747.
CONCERT Women’s Chorale–7:30 p.m. Pierce Chapel, Wheaton College. 630- 752-5099. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25 FAMILY All American Soap Box Derby – Try a test CAREER Massage Therapy Info Night – Find out if WORKSHOP Vegetarian Cooking – Registered dietirun down the indoor track. Ages 7-18. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Also on it’s right for you. 6-8 p.m. National University of Health Scicians discuss vegetarian lifestyle in this cooking demonstra3/22. Charlestowne Mall, St. Charles. 630-841-8832. ences, Lombard. Register: 800-826-6285. tion class. 6:30-8 p.m. Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. 630 FAMILY Maple Fest – Watch maple sap be turned into 856-7525. syrup and learn the history of this sweet treat. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. FRIDAY, MARCH 27 Red Oak Nature Center, Batavia. 630-897-1808. CONCERT Concert Choir–7:30 p.m. Pierce Chapel, SATURDAY, MARCH 14 NATURE Winter Bird Walk – Explore the winter landWheaton College. 630-752-5099. CELEBRATION St. Patrick’s Parade – Enjoy Irish muscape. 9-11:30 a.m. Morton Arboretum. 630-968-0074. sic, dancers, floats and more. 2 p.m. Downtown St. Charles. Coming In ads:Layout 1 2/16/2015 12:11 Craft PM Show Page– 1100 booths. SHOPPING Springtide SATURDAY, MARCH 28 630-443-3967. Candles, jewelry, florals & much more. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Rome CHILDREN Bunny Bash – Egg hunts, photos, games, CHILDREN Easter Egg Hunt – Hop around the bunny oville. 815-886-6222. crafts, concessions & more. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Schaumburg. Regtrail and collect eggs. Take a photo with the Bunny & stay to SHOPPING Hinsdale South H. S. Post Prom Spring ister: 847-490-7020. make a craft. Ages 3-8. 9:30-11:40 a.m. RecPlex, Mt. ProsCraft & Vendor Show – Unique treats & gifts. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. CHILDREN Spring Egg Hunt – Bring a basket to fill pect. 847-255-5380. FAMILY Cancer Smashers Fun Fair – Games, bouncies, balloon raffle, & more. 5 to 9 pm. Eisenhower Jr. HS, Darien. 630-229-3008. FAMILY Maple Sugaring Days – Celebrate Spring and experience collecting sap the old fashioned way. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Naper Settlement. 630-420-6010. Also 3/15 at 1-4 p.m. KIDS Nature Navigators – Activities, exploration and more as children learn about Native American Lore. Ages ANNUAL PARTY GUIDE 6-9. 1-4 p.m. Lake View Nature Center, Oakbrook Terrace. 630-941-8747. SHOW Glass and Pottery Show – Antique and collectible glass and pottery. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Concord Plaza, Northlake. 630-851-4504. Also 3/15 at 11 a.m.-4 p.m. SHOW Spring Craft Show – Crafters and vendors, raffles, concessions and entertainment. Benefits Carl SandALSO FEATURING... burg Music Boosters. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Also 3/15 at 10 a.m.-3 WATERPARKS & POOLS p.m. Carl Sandburg High School, Orland Park. 708-671-4153. Summer Happenings, Fairs & Festivals, THEATER Mummenschanz – “The Musicians of SiGolf Guide, On Stage, Combating lence” in their visual performance. 8-10 p.m. North Central Obesity, Education Central, GetAways, College, Naperville. 630-637-7469. Race Events, Fitness Tips, GetAways,
THURSDAY, MARCH 12
Dining Out, Great Events, and More!
SUNDAY, MARCH 15
LECTURE Pierre Salinger & the 1000 Days of Kennedy’s Camelot – A portrayal of JFK’s White House Press Secretary telling the story of the famed administration. 2-3:30 p.m. Glen Ellyn Historical Society. 630-469-1867. STAGE Theaterworks USA’s The Lightening Thief – Stage adaptation of the popular children’s book series by Rick Riordan. Noon & 3 p.m. North Central College, Naperville. 630-637-7469.
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THURSDAY, MARCH 19
LECTURE MA Presentations & Community Panel
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