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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@ Mail: P.O. Box 1266, Westmont, IL 60559. Deadline for inclusion in the Jul/Aug issue is Friday, June 9.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.



Here’s your source for this issue’s great events. Event information is subject to change without notice, therefore, we encourage you to call ahead and confirm – and be certain to tell ‘em you saw it in Suburban Family Magazine!

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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.


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.


ADULTS Lecture – Americans and their Homes. AwardMay/June 2017

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