May & June If you have an event of regional interest, we’d love to hear from you. Send to “Great Events” Fax: 866-779-4320, E-mail: mail@ subfam.com Mail: P.O. Box 1266, Westmont, IL 60559. Deadline for inclusion in the Jul/Aug issue is Friday, June 9.
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NATURE Garden Tour: Spring Annuals & Bulbs – Cantigny horticulturists offer a guided stroll through the colorful early-May gardens. 11 AM Cantigny Park, Wheaton. 630-260-5161.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 3
FAMILY House & Home Story Time – Explore houses and homes. Children and their caregivers will do an activity together after hearing a story. Ages 3-6. 9:30 -10:30 AM. Elmhurst History Museum. Register 630-833-1457. FAMILY Homeschool Adventures – Learn about the life of Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. Children 5-12, with an adult. 1-3 PM. Des Plaines History Center. 847-391-5399.
THURSDAY, MAY 4
tiple Emmy-winning will conduct and play trumpet on select pieces. 7:30 PM. Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago. 312427-5620. Also 5/7. CHARITY Annual Indoor Sale - Toys, tools, clothing, small furniture, books. 9am - 6pm. Half price sale Sat.after 11am. St. Luke Presbyterian Church. 3910 Highland Ave. Downers Grove.
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FAMILY Downers Grove Founder’s Day – Various activities including 10K/5K walk, family bike ride, Underground Railroad program. 9 AM-1:30 PM. Downers Grove Park District, Museum Events. 630-963-1309. FAMILY Big Trucks – See Trucks and other vehicles up close and even sit in the driver’s seat of a fire truck, police car, school bus, and dump truck. 10 AM-1 PM. Downers Grove Park District, Museum Events. 630-963-1309.
FRIDAY, MAY 5
KIDS Touch-A-Truck – Climb on and into fire trucks, dump trucks, police cars. 10AM-1PM. Maryknoll Park. Glen
MUSIC Apollo Chorus of Chicago – Jeff Beal, a mul-
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NATURE “Prairie Kicks on Route 66” – The U.S. Forest Service presents 30 min. Nature Walks and History Walks along historic U.S. Route 66. U.S. Forest Service, Midwine National Tallgrass Prairie, Wilmington, IL. www.fs.usda.gov/midewin.
SUNDAY, MAY 7
DOGS Tails on the Trails – Enjoy a day out with your pup as you meander down the Arboretum’s 16 miles of hiking trails. Pet Expo, small agility course, games. 10 AM-4 PM. SUBFAM FILL 12.16:Layout 1 Mor12/14/16 11:47 AM Page 1 Home’s History Work ADULTS Hunting for Your ton Arboretum, Lisle. 630-968-0074. shop –Workshop leads participants through researching house history including where to find primary source documents, online resources, and local archives. 2-4:30 PM. ElmDaily Postings hurst History Museum. Register 630-833-1457. for Everyone in the Family!
FAMILY Life on the Farm House Tour – Visit the farmhouse for a glimpse of 1890s life. Tours begin on the hour. All ages. 10 AM-4 PM. Kline Creek Farm, West Chicago. 630 876-5900. Also 5/26.
Ellyn Park District. 630- 858-2462.
ADULTS Historical Housewalk – Tour 7 homes at the Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest’s 14th Annual Spring Housewalk. 1-5 PM. Register 708-848-6755.
SATURDAY, MAY 6
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EXHIBIT ClaySpace Pottery Show – Artists will exhibit and offer for sale a variety of handmade and one-of-akind ceramic pieces and jewelry. 10 AM-4 PM. Cantigny Park, Wheaton. 630-260-5161. NATURE Cantigny Greenhouse Open House – Enjoy a family-friendly tours, exhibits and get answers to gardening questions from the Cantigny Horticulturists. 10 AM-3 PM. Cantigny Park, Wheaton. 630-260-5161.
TUESDAY, MAY 9
KIDS Children’s Performance/Storytime – Families can sing, play and dance with a noted Wiggleworms® performer and a storytime favorite. Children ages 6 and younger. 10 AM. Helen Plum Library, Lombard. Register for FREE event. 630-627-0316. Also 5/10.
THURSDAY, MAY 11
ADULTS Lecture – Americans and their Homes. AwardMay/June 2017