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City Events Millennium Park Summer Events – Music festivals, concerts, movies, celebrations, family activities, nature programs, workouts and public art programs all presented throughout the summer. Also visit Lurie Garden and The Park Grill and Plaza. Millennium Park, Chicago. millenniumpark.org. Adler Planetarium “What Is A Planet?” – . Awardwinning exhibit explains what really happened to Pluto and why it matters. Scientific definitions have changed since the ancient astronomers; explore the discoveries through October 21 adlerplanetarium.org. Buckingham Fountain “Switch on Summer“ – May 6. ComEd and the Chicago Park District mark this official sea-

TUESDAY, MAY 15

KIDS Plant A Story – While overlooking the expansive gardens of Lilacia Park from the Library’s Plaza, we’ll listen to a spring story, paint a flowerpot, and plant a seed so you can watch it grow at home. 10-10:45 AM. Helen Plum Library, Lombard. 630-627-0316.helenplum.org. FAMILY Mother’s Day Skate – Give Mom the gift she really wants this year – time spent with her family! Moms get in free with a paid child. Moms can get a free photo taken with their families. 3-4:30 PM. Triphahn Center and Ice Arena Hoffman Estates. heparks.org.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16

TOUR War History – A bus trip from the Elmhurst History Museum to the First Division Museum at Cantigny in Wheaton will take visitors to a guided tour to learn more about the history of the Great War. 12:45-4 PM. Elmhurst History Museum. elmhursthistory.org.

FRIDAY, MAY 18

KIDS Night Out – Enjoy the night out while your children have a fun night creating 3D buildings out of toothpicks and marshmallows, playing carnival games, mastering an obstacle course and more. Dinner and juice are provided. Ages 4-12. 6-9 PM. napervilleparks.org. HOBBYISTS Koi and Gardening – Join us for our Club Meeting Dinner and the topic will be Bee Keeping and the correlation with ponding. Newcomers welcome. 7-9:30 PM. Bohemian Crystal, Westmont. 312-409-2081 www.mpks.org.

SATURDAY, MAY 19

ADULTS Community Garage Sale – Sell, shop or do both. More than 50 sales in one convenient location. Seascape 56 great events

son-changing event in Chicago with family fun. Giveaways, activities, and live entertainment as well as a dozen of Chicagoland’s most beloved organizations will join ComEd and the Park District to help kick off the city’s favorite season. 12:00-3:00pm; the fountain will be switched on at 2:00pm. Buckingham Fountain, Chicago. Wingfest – May 6. Enjoy some of the best Chicagoland wing restaurants to help raise funding for local and national charities. Ulimited wings, live music and contests. UIC Pavilion, Chicago. wingfest.net. Lincoln Park Wine Festival – May 18-20. Sample wines, browse art and be entertained with music. The park’s two acres will be cordoned off and visitors can sample from a selection of more than 80 varietals. Vineyards from the U.S and around the world will be featured. Jonquil Park, Lincoln/DePaul neighborhood, Chicago. chicagoevents.com. Memorial Day Parade – 5/26. A wreath laying ceremony at the Eternal Flame on Daley Plaza is followed by the Memorial Day Parade with high-school marching bands, drum and bugle corps, veterans’ groups, and active duty military. State Street, Chicago. cityofchicago.org. Chicago’s Street Art Fair – June 2-3. This event showcases products like glass, jewelry, leather, photography, printmaking, painting, sculpture, digital arts, wood, ce-

ramics or fiber etc. in the Gifts & Handicrafts, Household Consumables industries. Hyde Park neighborhood, Chicago. 57thstreetartfair.org. Chicago Cultural Center “The Great Lakes Cycle” – Artist Alexis Rockman explores the past, present and future of North America’s Great Lakes with beautiful paintings showing the environment above, below and on the shores of the Great Lakes, one of the worlds most emblematic and ecologically significant ecosystems. artmuseumgr.org. Chicago Blues Festival – June 8-10. The Chicago Blues Festival is the largest free blues festival in the world and remains the largest of Chicago’s Music Festivals Experience three days of music on four stages. Millennium Park, Chicago. cityofchicago.org. Ribfest Chicago – June 8-10. “20 Years of Ribs and Rock and Roll.” Great ribs (only juried restaurants are selected) and other food are showcased, including vegetarian and gluten free options. Live rock music, and Kids’ Square. Lincoln/Damen/Irving Park, Chicago. ribfest-chicago.com. World’s Largest Block Party – June 22-23. Dance and sing along to local bands, sample delicious food truck fare, get involved in kids’ activities. This event is a beloved neighborhood tradition. Old St. Pat’s Chicago. worldslargestblockparty.com.

Parking lot, Hoffman Estates Park District. 8 AM-1PM. Reserve spot online. heparks.org.

wego, Plainfield and Streamwood. www.kiddieacademychicago.com.

FAMILY Cardboard Boat Building Seminars – Free cardboard boat building seminars conducted by previous Lake Ellyn Cardboard Regatta champions to learn seaworthy secrets for boat construction. 9:30AM-10:30AM. Glen Ellyn Park District. Register gepark.org. 630-858-2463.

WOMEN Fashion Show – Join Macy’s for a summer fashion party and check out the “It List” looks that are sure to keep you cool in the heat and help you discover your summer style. Refreshments, music and activities. 1 PM. Macy’s Old Orchard Shopping Center, Skokie. macys.com/skokie-il.

FAMILY Children’s Garden Celebration – Visit The Wonder Pond with new walkway and more seating and shade for children and caregivers to enjoy the space. Games and entertainment in the four-acre space. 11 AM-4 PM. Morton Arboretum, Lisle. mortonarb.org.

SUNDAY, MAY 20

FAMILY Community Yard Sale – Come shop locally or register to rent your own booth at this massive yard sale for all our neighbors. 8AM-2PM. Main Street Recreation Center. 9:30AM-10:30AM. Glen Ellyn Park District. gepark.org. FAMILY DuPage County River Sweep – Outdoor volunteer opportunity to help serve the neighbors and the community by tidying the shorelines of the East Branch. 9AM12PM. Churchill Woods Forest Preserve. Glen Ellyn Park District. Register theconservationfoundation.org. FAMILY Exhibit and Activity – “The Three Bears and Their Chairs.” This family-friendly event will explore ‘The Art of Seating’ through the popular fairy tale. Go on a scavenger hunt, and make your own chair. 10:30 AM-Noon. Ages 4-9. Richard H. Driehaus Museum, Chicago. driehausmuseum.org. FAMILY Open House – Kiddie Academy welcomes families to stop by for our open house to learn more about our high-quality early learning programs for ages 6 weeks - 5 years. 10 AM-1 PM. Algonquin, Batavia, Naperville, Ossuburban family | subfam.com

FAMILY Museum Day – Elmhurst Museum Day is a special event commemorating the important cultural value of Elmhurst’s museums to communities – The Elmhurst Art Museum, The Elmhurst History Museum and The Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art. Jump on board the Explore Elmhurst trolley to visit all three for free admission, family-friendly activities, exhibit tours and refreshments. 1-5 PM. Elmhurst. elmhursthistory.org. FAMILY Children’s Garden Celebration – Visit The Wonder Pond with new walkway and more seating and shade for children and caregivers to enjoy the space. Games and entertainment in the four-acre space. 11 AM-4 PM. Morton Arboretum, Lisle. mortonarb.org. FAMILY Late May Wildflower Walk – Hike along the river to Look for late spring bloomers like May Apples, Phlox and Solomon’s Seal. Ages 16 and up. 1-2:30 PM. Meet in Knock Knolls Nature Center Lobby, Naperville. Register with activity code 24975. napervilleparks.org.

MONDAY, MAY 21

SENIORS Travel Lecture – This program will virtually transport you to the diverse country of Morocco. Discover majestic palaces and mosques, unparalleled museums, mouthwatering cuisine, old world bazaars and the stunning beauty May/June 2018

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Suburban Family ~ May + June 2018  

Chicago area waterparks and pools, fairs and festivals, summer kids camps, party planning, fitness race guide, golf guide, dining guide

Suburban Family ~ May + June 2018  

Chicago area waterparks and pools, fairs and festivals, summer kids camps, party planning, fitness race guide, golf guide, dining guide