will be a celebration of summer seasonal beers, food and live music. Kick off your summer right with the Lombard Ale Fest. HISTORICAL ATTRACTIONS The Lombard Historical Society maintains two historic house museums, the Victorian Cottage and the Sheldon Peck Homestead. Visitors to the Victorian Cottage will encounter a look at life in the mid-1800s when the days of the pioneer farmer in Lombard were giving way to the industrial age. Additionally, a new permanent exhibit showcases themes throughout Lombard’s history. The Sheldon Peck Homestead highlights the life of artist and abolitionist Sheldon Peck, whose house was a stop on the Underground Railroad. Exhibits focus on Peck’s folk art, pioneer life, and involvement in the abolitionist movement. The Homestead is part of the National Park Service Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. BIKING ON THE PRAIRIE PATH AND GREAT WESTERN TRAIL The Illinois Prairie Path (IPP) and the Great Western Trail (GWT) are rail-totrails that are easily accessible to Lombard residents. The IPP and GWT link 10,000 acres of county forest preserves, local parks, and 500 miles of recreational trails. These trails are an integral part of our identity and a priceless amenity that runners, cyclists, equestrians, dog walkers and nature lovers treasure. Exercise, enjoy nature, meet neighbors, or run errands along these green ribbons. For more information on DuPage County trails or to request a County Trail Map, contact the DuPage County DOT at (630) 407-6900 or email TrailPathCoordinator@dupageco.org. LOMBARD ROLLER RINK The Lombard Roller Rink has been around for nearly 35 years. It is a familyoriented facility that offers fun for everyone from birthday parties for kids and teens, to a relaxed Friday morning Adult skate, complete with the music you remember. Teens particularly like
our Friday and Saturday night sessions where we light up the skating floor with our special lighting, add some glow sticks, great music and adult supervision and they have a great time hanging out. Skating lessons for children and adults, Zumba classes, Roller Derby classes for women, a men’s Roller Derby team and an Artistic Skate Club are also offered. Lombard Roller Rink also sells skates and hosts private events and fundraisers for schools, churches, Girl Scouts and more. LOMBARD PARKS The Lombard Park District provides recreation opportunities for people to enjoy life. Offerings include community special events, adult and youth organized sports; classes and programs for families, children and adults; and summer day camp for ages 3 to 14. Martial Arts, Adult Athletics, Fine Art, Dance, and Kiddie Campus Preschool round out the activities offered. Lombard Park District also offers a full array of fitness programming, including group fitness classes, a fitness center at Sunset Knoll Recreation Center and personal training opportunities. The district owns and operates 17 parks and Western Acres Golf Course. The parks have a variety of amenities including walking paths, tennis courts, a skate park, athletic fields and more. Residents may also rent one of the district’s many facilities and parks for family gatherings, weddings, parties, showers, corporate events and more. Visit www.lombardparks. com for more information. ENCHANTED CASTLE In Quest of a great time? Look no further than Lombard’s amazing Enchanted Castle Restaurant & Indoor Entertainment Complex. It’s a kingdom full of fun! There’s laser tag, Go-Karts, bumper cars, amusement rides, king-sized game room, a huge prize redemption center plus a new Kids’ Adventure Playland and bouncey inflatables – all under one roof. The restaurant offers wonderful menu items including freshly made pizzas, specialty sandwiches, wraps,
delicious appetizers, fresh salads and desserts. “Wally Wizard & The Singing Dragons Revue” provide entertainment. Visit www.enchanted.com for specials, plus party and group packages. WHIRLY BALL Combining lacrosse, hockey and basketball with bumper cars, WhirlyBall has caused even great athletes of every stripe to laugh and holler their way to a crushing defeat. Behind the controls of a special bumper car, you’ll use handheld scoops to propel whiffle balls at your scoring target. You can hear about WhirlyBall or even watch a game or two, but there’s nothing quite like experiencing it for yourself. After a few lively rounds on the WhirlyBall court, head to the dining room, where you can choose from their delicious array of family fare or savor their special Smokehouse Burger, a Hot Pastrami Cheesesteak, the New York Pot Roast Sliders or maybe even a Pear & Gorgonzola Pizza paired with a brew from their incredible selection of craft beers from the full-service bar. YORKTOWN PLAY PLAY is Yorktown Center’s 2,000-square -foot children’s activity area that combines art, technology, a playground and a sense of creativity. Located on the lower level of Center Court outside of Carson’s, PLAY offers interactive learning for every age of a child, from toddler to teen and everyone in between. From a rock climbing wall and an oversized Lego table to interactive gaming apps that encourage creative engagement, this space generates excitement for all of our families at Yorktown Center. For more information on PLAY and many other fun things to do at Yorktown Center, visit www.yorktowncenter.com or call (630) 629-7300. For the most up-to-date listing of events, check out the Daily Herald calendar at www.dailyherald.com or in the paper, as well as village websites.
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