– 11:30 a.m. Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield. Register: loaves-fishes.org.
SATURDAY, APRIL 18
FAMILY Earth Day at Red Oak – Plant native trees (10 a.m.-11 a.m.) & engage in nature-inspired activities. (11 a.m.-2 p.m.). Red Oak Nature Center, Batavia. 630-897-1808. SHOW All Around the House Quilt Show – Displays, appraisals, prizes and more. Fischer Farm, Bensenville. 630766-7015. TEENS LitWorks Teen Book Fest – Celebration of authors and reading. Teens can meet many authors, win prizes & more. 9:30 a.m. Ridgewood High School, Norridge. 708-456-4242.
SUNDAY, APRIL 19 CELEBRATION Party for the Planet – Zoo chats,
theater performance, recycling & more. 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Brookfield Zoo. 708-688-8000. GARDENING Midwest Pond & Koi Society Club Meeting – Constructing & operating a bog filter. Francesca’s Tavola, Arlington Heights. 312-409-2081. www.mpks.org.
FRIDAY, APRIL 24
DANCE Spring Dance Concert – Evening of choreography by faculty and select students. 7:30 p.m. McAninch Arts Center, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.
SATURDAY, APRIL 25
ADULTS Anniversary Dance – For singles over 40. 7 p.m. First Church of Lombard. 312-805-6706. CAR Annual Road Rally – Teams of 6 adults receive a map and clues for a 4-hour scavenger hunt. Pizza party after. 3 p.m. Open to members of Bolingbrook, Lisle, Naperville, Woodridge & Downers Grove park districts. 630-960-7500. SHOW Artistry in Wood – Midwest’s finest woodcarvers exhibit their work and offer one-of-a-kind items for sale. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cantigny Park, Wheaton. 630-668-5161. Also 4/26 at 10 a.m.-4 p.m. VOLUNTEER Spring Spruce-Up – Celebrate Earth Week by joining in cleaning up local parks. 9:30 a.m - Noon. North Aurora Island Park, Blackberry Farm/Gilman Trail, Waubonsie Lake Park & South Island Park. 630-966-4555.
EXHIBIT Driving in Style: The Promo Cars of the 50s & 60s – A display of collectible miniature salesmen’s samples. Through 5/3. Elmhurst Art Museum. 630-834-0202. FESTIVAL Geneva Film Festival – Over 40 films to be screened. 3/12-3/14 Downtown Geneva. 630-845-9654. STAGE Hairspray – Youth musical of the Broadway hit. 7 p.m. 4/23-24; 2 & 6 p.m. 4/25; 3 p.m. 4/26 Guerin Prep HS, River Grove. 847-516-2298. STAGE Spamalot – The classic Monty Python. 4/164/26. Artists of Concordia Theatre. Oak Park. 708-209-3469. STAGE The Great Divorce – Theatrical adaptation of C.S. Lewis’s book. 3/28-29. McAninch Arts Center, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000. STAGE Billy Elliot the Musical – Tony Award-winning music w/hit score by Elton John. 4/10-6/7. Drury Lane Theatre. Oak Brook Terrace. 630-530-0111. STAGE Les Miserables –Musical classic about heroic human commitment. 3/18-4/26. Paramount Theatre, Aurora. 630-896-6666. STAGE The Last Cyclist – A gallows-humor cabaret. 4/23-4/26. Elmhurst College. 630-617-3005. STAGE Good People – A touching comedy set in South Boston. 3/20-4/11. Village Theatre Guild, Glen Ellyn. 630-469-8230. VOLUNTEER DuPage County Health Dept. – Volunteers needed for social interaction with clients who face mental illness. Training conducted quarterly. 630-221-7027. VOLUNTEER Lake County Council for Seniors – Volunteers needed to assist seniors in variety of programs. 847-244-1720. WORKSHOP New Creative Writing – Try your hand at writing assignments based on fact, fiction or fractured fairy tales. 1st & 3rd Mondays through Dec. 7. 11:30-1 p.m. Adventist LaGrange Memorial Hospital. 630-856-7525.
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ONGOING ADULTS Golden Oak Club – Guest speakers, games & other activities. Ages 65 & up. Meets 1st & 3rd Mondays thru Oct. Cantigny, Wheaton. 630-260-8162. ADULTS Social Group – Meet singles over 40 at dances, game nights, dinners, & more. New Horizons Singles. 312-805-6706. ADULTS New Beginnings – Support group for singles, widowed & divorced. Meetings, game nights, trips & more. 312-805-6706. CHILDREN After School Adventures – Learn about animal habitats through exploration, inquiry & experiments. Ages 6-9. 4-5:30 p.m. Thur. 3/5-19. Lake View Nature Center, Oakbrook Terrace. 630-941-8747. CHILDREN Spouts Parent/Child Program – Learn about nature through stories, nature walks & crafts. Ages 3-5. Thurs. 3/5-3/19: 10-11 a.m. or 1-2 p.m. and Thurs.. 4/24/16: Cantigny Park, Wheaton. 630-260-8162. CHILDREN Nature Tots – Learn about nature through story time, art & outdoor exploration. Ages 2-3 w/adult. 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Thur. 3/5-19. Lake View Nature Center, Oakbrook Terrace. 630-941-8747. CHILDREN Museum – Play, explore & learn at the DuPage Children’s Museum’s temporary space at Fox Valley Mall. 630-637-8000. www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org March/April 2015
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