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YOUR WEEKEND+ for 3/16 to 3/22

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YOUR WEEKEND+ for March 16 to March 22
(Thursday through next Wednesday)

Here is this week’s “YOUR WEEKEND+” which highlights our full database of events and activities for the upcoming seven day period with special focus on this weekend.

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GREAT EVENTS…

THURSDAY, MARCH 16

  • TEENS Cool Computer Tricks – Learn  rare skills to get ahead of the technology game. 7th-12th grade. 4:30 PM. The Bridge Center, Orland Park. 708.532.0500.

FRIDAY, MARCH 17

  • NATURE Midwest Pond & Koi Society Meeting – Propagation, care, and flowering of water lilies, lotus, and marginal’s. 7 – 10 PM. Lisle Park District Rec Center, Lisle IL. 312-409-2081.

SATURDAY, MARCH 18

  • FUNDRAISER Kiwanis 62nd Annual Pancake Breakfast – Signature Pancake Festival 7AM-noon. Proceeds donated to local non-profits. Naperville Central High School,  www.naperville-evening.kiwanisone.org
  • TEENS ACT & SAT Practice Tests – Full-length practice tests will provide scores and analyzed results to prepare for the real test. 12 PM. Bloomingdale Public Library. (630) 529-3120.
  • PETS Chicagoland Family Pet Expo – Entertainment, demos, presentations & products for pet owners & enthusiasts. 1-9 PM Also 3/18 at 9 AM-6 PM & 3/19 10 AM-5 PM Arlington International Racecourse, Arlington Heights. 630-793-9779.
  • CHICAGO / CITY  The Orchid Show – Through March 26. Thousands of gorgeous orchids, inspiring professional photography on display, orchids for sale, experts on hand. 10 AM-4 PM Chicago Botanic Garden. Glencoe. 847-835-5440.
  • CHICAGO / CITY  Museum of Science & Industry – Through September 4, 2017. Brick by Brick. 7,000-square-foot exhibit of giant LEGO structures, incl. Golden Gate Bridge, Hoover Dam, Roman Coliseum plus hands-on activities. Chicago. 773-684-1414.
  • CHICAGO / CITY  Good Food Festival –  March 18. Family friendly celebration of local, sustainable, humane foods. Enjoy food, exhibitors, speakers, workshops, chef demonstrations. 10 AM-5 PM UIC Forum. 312-874-7360.
  • CHICAGO / CITY  Chicago Flower & Garden Show – March 18-26. Inspiring gardening-related displays, seminars, vendors and food. Sun-Wed. 10 AM-6 PM, Thurs.-Sat. 10 AM-8 PM Navy Pier. 312-241-1250.

SUNDAY, MARCH 19

  • FUNDRAISER American Legion Pancake Breakfast – Cantigny Post 556 invites the public to feast on pancakes, sausage, eggs, biscuits and gravy. Also Spring floral display, Door prize. 7 AM – 1 PM. Walk-ins welcome. Cantigny Park, Wheaton. 630-260-8162.
  • PETS Chicagoland Family Pet Expo – Entertainment, demos, presentations & products for pet owners & enthusiasts. 1-9 PM Also 3/18 at 9 AM-6 PM & 3/19 10 AM-5 PM Arlington International Racecourse, Arlington Heights. 630-793-9779.
  • CHICAGO / CITY  The Orchid Show – Through March 26. Thousands of gorgeous orchids, inspiring professional photography on display, orchids for sale, experts on hand. 10 AM-4 PM Chicago Botanic Garden. Glencoe. 847-835-5440.
  • CHICAGO / CITY  Museum of Science & Industry – Through September 4, 2017. Brick by Brick. 7,000-square-foot exhibit of giant LEGO structures, incl. Golden Gate Bridge, Hoover Dam, Roman Coliseum plus hands-on activities. Chicago. 773-684-1414.
  • CHICAGO / CITY  Good Food Festival –  March 18. Family friendly celebration of local, sustainable, humane foods. Enjoy food, exhibitors, speakers, workshops, chef demonstrations. 10 AM-5 PM UIC Forum. 312-874-7360.
  • CHICAGO / CITY  Chicago Flower & Garden Show – March 18-26. Inspiring gardening-related displays, seminars, vendors and food. Sun-Wed. 10 AM-6 PM, Thurs.-Sat. 10 AM-8 PM Navy Pier. 312-241-1250.

MONDAY, MARCH 20

  • ADULTS Managing Your Google Drive –  Learn how to access documents from anywhere and work collaboratively with others. Vernon Hills High School. 6:30 PM. Register 847-247-4575.

TUESDAY, MARCH 21

  • SCREENING Magnificent Obsession: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Buildings and Legacy in Japan – 5:30-7:30 p.m., Robert R. McCormick Theater, Chicago History Museum, 1601 N Clark St, Chicago. Free. Register at Flwright.org.
  • TEENS Job Fair – KidsMatter hosts this job fair that attracts over 70 businesses. 5-7:30 PM. North Central College, Naperville. 630-527-6562.
  • WOMEN Film Screening – “Dream Girl” Documentary showcases inspiring stories of women entrepreneurs and the struggles they face. 7:30 PM. Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, Palatine. 847-202-5222.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22

  • FAMILY Sing-a-long – Kids ages birth to 6 years will enjoy this 45-minute music and movement program. 9:30, 10:30, 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM. Registration required. Cantigny Park, Wheaton. 630-260-8162.

OnGoing Events…

What follows below is an overview of Ongoing Events – these are upcoming events with dates that are too many to list. For details of any of these ongoing events click below…

See Ongoing Events for details

  • ADULTS April After Hours at Robie House – FRIDAYS, April 7, 14, 21, 28.
  • ADULTS Art Exhibit Yellow House Artists 2/17-3/25.
  • ADULTS Central DuPage Camera Club. Sept-May.
  • ADULTS Monday Night Page turners. 3rd Monday of most months.
  • FAMILY Acorn Express Adventures – April (except 4/28).
  • FAMILY Arbor Day Weekend –  4/28-4/30.
  • FAMILY Arbor Reading Adventures – March.
  • FAMILY Gnome Homes –  Weekends in March.
  • FAMILY One Earth Film Festival – 3/3-3/12.
  • FAMILY Sugar Bush Fair  –  3/18-3/19.
  • KIDS Acting Workshop – June 12-23.
  • MOMS Support Group  – 3rd Tuesdays of the month.
  • STAGE Osma of Oz – Multiple dates in March.
  • STAGE Thoroughly Modern Millie –  3/11- 3/19.

See Ongoing Events for details


FITNESS / RACE EVENTS…

Sign up for an endurance race! Take on a new challenge, support a good cause or run/walk/roll for the health of it! Be certain to select an event within your range of conditioning and consult a physician before beginning any exercise program.

(The next issue – March / April – of Suburban Family will feature our Annual Fitness/Race Guide!)

***Races this weekend …

  • Deer Park St. Paddy’s Day 5K Run/Walk – Sat. 3/18 at 8:20 a.m. 10K, 5K & Kids’ Dash. Benefits WINGS. Deer Park. 224-757-5425.
  • Fox Valley Winter Challenge Trail Race #3 – Sat. 3/18 at 10 a.m. 10K Trail Run. Fabyan East Forest Preserve, Geneva. racedirector@runandachieve.com.
  • Shamrock Chicago 5K Beer Run– Sat. 3/18 at 11 a.m. 5K Novelty Run/Walk. Arlington Heights. 317-696-0196.
  • Wintrust Lakefront 10 Miler & 5K – Sat. 3/18 at 9 a.m. 10mi. & 5K Runs. CARA certified. Montrose Beach, Chicago. 312-666-9836.
  • Amita Health Bolingbrok St. Paddy’s ½ Marathon & 5K– Sun. 3/19 at 8:15 a.m. Half Marathon, 5K & Kids Dash. Benefits Bolingbrook Hospital Foundation. Bolingbrook. 224-757-5425.
  • March Madness Half Marathon – Sun. 3/19 at 8:35 a.m. Cary. racedirector@hillstriders.com.

See our 2017 Annual Race Guide


ON STAGE…

Mamma Mia!
ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father on a Greek island paradise. After reading her mom’s diary from one carefree summer 20 years ago, Sophie secretly invites the three men her mom wrote about to her wedding. Set to the classic songs of ABBA like “Dancing Queen,” “Take a Chance on Me” and “SOS,” Mamma Mia! is the enchanting and unforgettable tale of love, laughter, family and friendship. Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL Runs thru April 16th. For tickets call the Box Office at 847-634-0200.
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Overshadowed Theatrical Productions presents Madagascar: A Musical Adventure
Madagascar: A Musical Adventure—Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto our stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar. Filled with outlandish characters, adventure galore and an upbeat score, Madagascar will leave you with no choice but to “Move It, Move It!” For a super special treat join us for our Character Breakfast! Performing at 900 Foster Avenue in Medinah, Illinois. March 24 to April 8. For tickets, visit overshadowed.org or call 630-634-2100
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