Suburban Family ~ May + June 2022 issue

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great events

May& May & June Here’s your source for current and upcoming 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! If you have an event of regional interest that you would like included in the calendar section, please send an e-mail to: mail@subfam.com. Deadline for inclusion in the July/ August issue is Friday, June10.

MAY SUNDAY, MAY 1

ADULT Church Street Artisan Market – Grab a beer at Church Street Brewery and shop local artists and makers. 1-6PM. Itasca. churchstreetbrew.com. ART Art in Wilder Park – Local art exhibitors, musical acts, food vendors and kids’ court. 10AM-5PM. Elmhurst. Elmhurstartmuseum.org CONCERT Handbell Concert – Chicago Bronze English Handbell Ensemble performs at St. John Lutheran Church. 3PM. Chicagobronze.org FAMILY Makin’ Strides for Strays Walkathon – Join in on the fun that helps fund strays for ADOPT Pet Shelter. Naperville. Adoptpetshelter.org/news

THURSDAY, MAY 5

FAMILY Fitness de Mayo – Mexican fiesta themed exercises and games. Events throughout the day starting at 10:15 AM. Deer Grove Leisure Center. 1000 W. Wood St., Bensenville. Register. WoodstFitness.com

FRIDAY, MAY 6

ADULT Mother’s Day and Rose – Sip and paint a masterpiece together in an instructor led session. A glass of wine and snacks provided. Childcare available for a fee. 7-9PM. Schaumburg CRC. Parkfun.com CONCERT Spring Concert – The Glen Ellyn-Wheaton Chorale will present “Clear Blue Morning.” 7:30PM. College Church, Wheaton. More info at gewchorale.org. E-SPORTS Super Smash Bros Tournament – Test your skills against the best players in the area in a roundrobin tournament. 6-8:30PM. Fountain View Rec Center, Carol Stream. Scparks.org FAMILY Food Truck Festival – 20 local and regional food trucks, art and live music. 5-10PM. Benton St., Aurora. 48 great events

auroradowntown.org. FAMILY Bingo Night – Several rounds of Bingo from 5:30-8:30PM, all ages. Ackerman SFC. Glen Ellyn. Geparks.org SHOW 46th Annual Ice Show: Skating with the Stars – Winnetka Ice Arena Skating School’s annual recital. 7PM. Purchase tickets in advance. Winnetka. Winpark.org

SATURDAY, MAY 7

ADULTS Barrington Wine Walk – Enjoy a “Sipping Saturday” while visiting many unique stores. 2-6PM. Downtown Barrington. purchase tickets in advance at barringtonchamber.com ADULT McHenry Downtown Spring Sip – Stroll McHenry’s downtown and visit a variety of shops, enjoy sipping wines at each. 1-5PM. Business.mchenrychamber.com CHARITY EVENT MYAC Gala: Under the Big Top Event – Celebrate with carnival games. 6PM. Purchase Tickets in advance. Highwood. Mya.org CONCERT Spring Concert – The Glen Ellyn-Wheaton Chorale will present “Clear Blue Morning.” 3PM. College Church, Wheaton. More info at gewchorale.org. FAMILY Kid Fest – Family fun at Citizen’s Park. Free kites to fly, obstacle course, activity stations, and refreshments for purchase. Free. 11AM-3PM. Barrington. Barringtonparkdistrict.org FAMILY Spring High Tea – Enjoy a Victorian Tea Party held in an historic parlour. Finger sandwiches and pastries served. 1-3PM. Museums at Lisle Station Park. Lisle. Lisleparkdistrict.org FOOD Naperville Food Truck Fest – 25+ of Chicagoland’s best food trucks and beer garden, DJ, and more. 1-7PM. Naper Settlement. Naperville. Eventbrite.com FAMILY Touch a Truck – Kids’ chance to see and touch their favorite big trucks and take pics. Raffles. 10AM12PM. Maryknoll Park. Glen Ellyn. Geparks.org FUNDRAISER Enchanted Forest Gala – Black Tie, adult only event with dinner, cocktails and live entertainment. Goebbert’s Pumpkin Patch & Apple Orchard. Pingree Grove. goebbertspumpkinpatch.com LECTURE Herkimer Diamonds: Finding Your Inner Rockhound – Interactive lecture includes hands-on exploration of the Herkimer Diamond. 2-3PM. Lizzadro Museum. Oak Brook. Register. lizzadromuseum.org. NATURE Spring Bird Walk – Get to know nearby nature with Barrington area naturalist. Bring binoculars. 7:30AM. Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington Hills. Register 312-450-8206 suburban family | subfam.com

NATURE Migratory Bird Festival – Bird Walks, bird-related games, crafts and family activities. Elburn Forest Preserve. 10AM-2PM. Elburn. Ahconnects.org NATURE Spring Bird Walk – May is the month for songbird migration. Bring binoculars to Independence Grove for a walk with a skilled birder. 7-9AM. Libertyville. lcfpd.org NATURE – Sand Ridge Nature Center 60th Anniversary – Celebrate conservation, recreation and educational work. 11AM-3PM. South Holland. Fpdcc.com SHOW 46th Annual Ice Show: Skating with the Stars – Winnetka Ice Arena Skating School’s annual recital. 6PM. Purchase tickets in advance. Winnetka. Winpark.org

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! SUNDAY, MAY 8

BRUNCH Mother’s Day Brunch – Brunch in the Grand Ballroom of the Chevy Chase Country Club. Various seating times. Wheeling. Wheelingparkdistrict.com FAMILY Mother’s Day Brunch and Flowers – Brunch and beautiful surroundings at Blackberry farm. 10:30AM-12PM. Aurora. Blackberryfarm.info NATURE Birds on Display – Bird handlers will be on hand to allow an up-close look their fascinating birds. 1-3PM. Vogelei Park, Hoffman Estates. Heparks.org OUTDOORD Mother’s Day Celebration – Bring the kids to Heritage Farm to create a handmade flower gift for mom and stay to enjoy the grounds. 12-2PM. Free. Schaumburg. Parkfun.com

MONDAY, MAY 9

GOLF Glen Ellyn Community Golf Outing – 1PM Shotgun start with contests, cocktails and dinner buffet. Village Links of Glen Ellyn. Glenellynchamber.com/golf

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11

CONCERT Picosa at DePaul University – Hear Picosa’s final programs of the season. 7PM. DePaul University, Chicago. For program and ticket information, see picosamusic.com

THURSDAY, MAY 12

FUNDRAISER Better Together: An Evening with Anderson Humane – Benefitting homeless pets and injured animals. 6-10PM. Fisherman’s Inn. Elburn. Tickets at Cbo.io LECTURE Tavern Nights – Lisle’s 1840’s Tavern hosts lectures by the museum’s curator and volunteers, followed May/June 2022