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Take a cue from Mother Nature and spring into action! March signals the end of the first quarter and the start of spring. If you’re looking for help to reinvigorate you and put that spring back into your step, keep reading this issue of Suburban Family filled with seasonal family-fun and inspiration.

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Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago
Seventeen interactive hands-on exhibits to spark curiosity and inspire a love of learning for children ages birth to 8. Through April 24, discover Eastern culture in our latest exhibit, Children’s China: Celebrating Culture, Character, & Confucius. Learn Chinese hanzi lettering, care for baby pandas, and take part in our daily Chinese New Year dragon parades! See for yourself why we’re The Place Where Awesome Lives! Located at 2100 Patriot Blvd., Glenview. For more information call 847-832-6600 or visit kcmgc.org.
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Village of Hinsdale Community Pool
Think Summer! The Village of Hinsdale Community Pool offers an outdoor swimming facility for the entire family! Featuring a 50-meter pool with 25-meter L shape, zero -depth walk in wading pool with play features, a sand play area, and a diving well with drop slide, 2-1M diving boards and a 3M diving board. Pool passes are on sale! Also available are 10 visit passes and NEW Neighborly Rates! Visit http://www.villageofhinsdale.org/departments/parks_and_recreation for more information.
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LEGOLAND® Discovery Center
Visit the brand new LEGO Friends Heartlake City build area where you can become a LEGO friend and help the girls build their city! Plus, check out an exhibit from a galaxy far far away and help the Rebel Alliance destroy the Galactic Empire’s powerful Death Star in the new LEGO Star Wars Episode IV MINILAND Display. Located at the Streets of Woodfield, 601 N. Martingale Rd. Schaumburg, IL. For more information visit www.LEGOLANDDiscoveryCenter.com/Chicago.
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Transworld Jewelry
The Spring JF&A Show is finally here!  From April 20-23, 2017, TransWorld’s Jewelry, Fashion & Accessories Show will present 300 exhibitors offering thousands of items, at or below wholesale prices, for you to buy and take home.  You can shop for jewelry, fashion, accessories, gift, beauty, home décor, housewares, and more, from leading wholesalers, distributors, manufacturers and resellers from around the world.   Bring out your beauty and style with products that will make you sparkle at the April JF&A Show. This is your special invitation to visit the April Show at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL– visit our website at: www.jfashow.com to register and for complete details.
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Midwest Pond & Koi Society
“Your local water gardening and koi club.” Join us for a club meeting on March 17th. The topic: of discussion is on propagation, care, and flowering of water lilies, lotus, and marginal’s. Lisle Park District Rec Center, Lisle . And, the next club meeting is on April  21st. The topic: is“Myth and Truth” – facts and fiction about ponding. Alberto’s, Carol Stream. For more information on events call 312-409-2081 or visit:  www.MPKS.org

DuPage Children’s Museum ~ Imagination in Bloom
Spark your curiosity, ignite your excitement, and let your imagination bloom! Explore, create, build, wonder, discover, think, play, and more. Plan a visit to DuPage Children’s Museum where your family will REVEL IN PLAY. Flutter, crawl, creep, or fly on over for Bug Bonanza to catch all the fun on March 25-26 and join us for enchanting activities April 8-9 at Fairy Tale Fest. Every visit is a new adventure. Plan your visit today. 301 North Washington St., Naperville. 630-637-8000. www.dupagechildrens.org
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Bartlett  Park District Aquatic Center
Plan NOW to take a wild ride at the Bartlett Aquatic Center and experience a New Way to Play! 10% OFF season passes in March | 5% OFF season passes in April . Amenities include an eight-lane lap pool with a zero-depth entry section, tube slide, lazy river, water based zip line, drop slide, two body slides, and spray playground, a sand-play area, and a concessions area. Available for private rentals, group outings and birthday parties. 620 W. Stearns Rd., Bartlett, IL 60103. For hours of operation and more information call 630.540.4800 or visit www.bartlettparks.org
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Kane County Forest
Maple Sugaring Days: March 11-12 at Creek Bend Nature Center. Don’t miss our spring celebration – Maple Sugaring Days, March 11-12 from 1-4 p.m. Learn how to tap a maple tree. Watch sap simmer and thicken to syrup. Join us on a guided hike through the preserve. Sample pure, local syrup. Plus, check-out interactive exhibits inside Creek Bend Nature Center. Bring the whole family for this fun, FREE program. Creek Bend Nature Center is located within LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve at 37W700 Dean St., St. Charles. See www.kaneforest.com or call 630-444-3190.
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