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Here’s your source for current and upcoming great events…including Fitness/Race Events. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all programs and event times, dates, locations, etc. are tentative. Please check with organization for confirmation before you go. Thank you for your understanding and patience in these challenging times.

JULY

SATURDAY, JULY 4

  • VIRTUAL RACE Freedom Four 4-Mile Run. Glen Ellyn Park District. gepark.org.
  • VIRTUAL RACE Firecracker Run/Walk. warrenvilleparks.org
  • VIRTUAL RACE Stars and Stripes 5K and 8K Walk/Run Series. Tinley Park. tinleyparkdistrict.org.
  • RACE Great Western Freedom 4 Run & Walk 2020. St. Charles. lazarushouse.net

MONDAY, JULY 6

  • FAMILY Lincoln Park Zoo – 7/6-10, 7/13-17, 7/20-24, 7/ 27-31. A variety of virtual activities, games and crafts exploring the world of animals via Zoom. See animals, meet zoo scientists and interact with their peers. 10AM–Noon and 2-3PM. Pre-K–4. Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago. lpzoo.org

TUESDAY, JULY 7

  • DANCE Hip Hop Tech – Tuesdays, 7/7-7/28. Dancers will learn basic hip hop skills. Virtual class will be sent via email link. Ages: 7+. 5:15 – 5:50 PM. Elgin. CityofElgin.org.
  • FAMILY Kohl Children’s Museum FREE Pop-Up Museum in Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center now through July 24, every Tuesday-Saturday (except July 4). 2007 N. Civic Center Way, Round Lake Beach. Free registration for each session is required at pop-up-2020-rlb.eventbrite.com.
  • FAMILY Lambs Farm –   Visit the farmyard which features a petting area with sheep and goats and a variety of attractions. Opens 7/7 for season.14245 W Rockland Road, Libertyville. Lambsfarm.org
  • FUNDRAISER Jr. Golf Classic – Ages 8-18. Bloomingdale Golf Club. Obtain entry forms at Bloomingdale Golf Club. Contact the golf pros at BGC at (630) 529-6232 for more information.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 8

  • ADULTS Wine Down Wednesday – 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29, 8/5 and 8/12. The ultimate polo BYOB tailgating experience. Family friendly. Gates open at 5:30 PM. Games at 6 PM. Outside food and drinks are permitted. Tickets. Arranmore, Oswego. arranmorefarmandpoloclub.com.
  • FAMILY Lemont Legends Cruise Nights – Come spend your Wednesday nights in from 6 – 9PM in Historic downtown Lemont. Themed nights and food vendors. 300 Main Street, Lemont. lemontchamber.com
  • VIRTUAL Twinkle Stars Ballet – Wednesdays, 7/8-29. Every week ballet and tap techniques will be taught, sharpened and practiced.  Virtual class link emailed. 4:40 to 5:30 PM. Ages 6-9. Elgin. CityofElgin.org.

FRIDAY, JULY 10

  • TOUR Frank Lloyd Wright – Fridays – Sundays. Led by an expert guide, this outdoor walking tour explores the neighborhood around Wright’s Home and Studio. Oak Park. flwright.org.
  • VIRTUAL Friday Family Flicks – 7/10, 7/17 and 7/24. Enjoy a musical at home performed by Putting on Production cast members. 6:30-7:30 PM. Shows announced at parkfun.com/programs-events/cultural-arts/theater.
  • VIRTUAL Family Trivia Night – Grab some snacks and challenge your family for the title of Trivia King or Queen! Price is per family. 7:00-8:00 PM. Register. Schaumburg. Parkfun.com
  • FAMILY Movie in the Park – The Secret Life of Pets 2 will be held in Wilder Park, Elmhurst. Reservations required. epd.org

SATURDAY, JULY 11

  • ADULTS Walking Book Club – 7/11, 8/15, 9/12. Get your workout in while having a book discussion. 9-10:30 AM. Homola Picnic Shelter in Circle Park, Bloomingdale. bloomingdaleparks.org.
  • FAMILY Kohl Children’s Museum FREE Pop-Up Museum in Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center now through July 24, every Tuesday-Saturday (except July 4). 2007 N. Civic Center Way, Round Lake Beach. Free registration for each session is required at pop-up-2020-rlb.eventbrite.com.
  • FAMILY Monarch Butterflies – 2:30 – 3:30PM. Hidden Oaks Nature Center. Bolingbrook. bolingbrookparks.org

SUNDAY, JULY 12

  • FAMILY Live Gallery Talk: The Great Midwestern Road Trip – Tune in via Facebook Live at NOON to see Elmhurst History Museum’s ‘The Great Midwestern Road Trip’ exhibit. FREE. Access: facebook.com/elmhursthistorymuseum

MONDAY, JULY 13

  • FAMILY Lincoln Park Zoo – 7/6-10, 7/13-17, 7/20-24, 7/ 27-31. A variety of virtual activities, games and crafts exploring the world of animals via Zoom. See animals, meet zoo scientists and interact with their peers. 10AM–Noon and 2-3PM. Pre-K–4. Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago. lpzoo.org

TUESDAY, JULY 14

  • FAMILY Kohl Children’s Museum FREE Pop-Up Museum in Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center now through July 24, every Tuesday-Saturday (except July 4). 2007 N. Civic Center Way, Round Lake Beach. Free registration for each session is required at pop-up-2020-rlb.eventbrite.com.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 15

  • ADULTS Wine Down Wednesday – 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29, 8/5 and 8/12. The ultimate polo BYOB tailgating experience. Family friendly. Gates open at 5:30 PM. Games at 6 PM. Outside food and drinks are permitted. Tickets. Arranmore, Oswego. arranmorefarmandpoloclub.com.
  • FAMILY Lemont Legends Cruise Nights – Come spend your Wednesday nights in from 6 – 9PM in Historic downtown Lemont. Themed nights and food vendors. 300 Main Street, Lemont. lemontchamber.com
  • VIRTUAL Twinkle Stars Ballet – Wednesdays, 7/8-29. Every week ballet and tap techniques will be taught, sharpened and practiced.  Virtual class link emailed. 4:40 to 5:30 PM. Ages 6-9. Elgin. CityofElgin.org.
  • FAMILY Car Show – The classic car show features vintage cars, trucks and motorcycles along Church and Cook Streets in downtown Libertyville. Food and entertainment, too. 6-9 PM. mainstreetlibertyville.org.

THURSDAY, JULY 16

  • VIRTUAL RACE Sundowner 5K Run, Splash Dash, and Kids’ Races. jpdrun3.com.
  • FAMILY Virtual Zoo Crew – 7/6-17, 7/20-31. Learn about other organizations working to conserve wildlife via Zoom. See zoo animals and complete a conservation project. Grades 5–8. 10AM–Noon and 2-3PM. Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago. lpzoo.org/camp.

FRIDAY, JULY 17

  • TOUR Frank Lloyd Wright – Fridays – Sundays. Led by an expert guide, this outdoor walking tour explores the neighborhood around Wright’s Home and Studio. Oak Park. flwright.org.
  • VIRTUAL Friday Family Flicks – 7/10, 7/17 and 7/24. Enjoy a musical at home performed by Putting on Production cast members. 6:30-7:30 PM. Shows announced at parkfun.com/programs-events/cultural-arts/theater.
  • TEENS Open Skate – Come cool off from the summer heat at the Darien Sportsplex for a 2-hour teen open skate. 6-8 PM. Includes your skate rental. 451 Plainfield Rd, Darien. darienparks.com

SATURDAY, JULY 18

  • VIRTUAL RACE PCOS Challenge 5k Run / Walk. pcoschallenge.org.
  • FAMILY Kohl Children’s Museum FREE Pop-Up Museum in Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center now through July 24, every Tuesday-Saturday (except July 4). 2007 N. Civic Center Way, Round Lake Beach. Free registration for each session is required at pop-up-2020-rlb.eventbrite.com.
  • FAMILY Touch-A-Truck – Touch, honk, and climb aboard a variety of semi-trucks, fire engines, police cars, and construction equipment. 10AM-Noon. Turner Park, Roselle. rparks.org. .

SUNDAY, JULY 19

  • VIRTUAL RACE 5K Run! to End Homelessness 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Run. asafehaven.org.

MONDAY, JULY 20

  • FAMILY Lincoln Park Zoo – 7/6-10, 7/13-17, 7/20-24, 7/ 27-31. A variety of virtual activities, games and crafts exploring the world of animals via Zoom. See animals, meet zoo scientists and interact with their peers. 10AM–Noon and 2-3PM. Pre-K–4. Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago. lpzoo.org
  • FAMILY Virtual Zoo Crew – 7/6-17, 7/20-31. Learn about other organizations working to conserve wildlife via Zoom. See zoo animals and complete a conservation project. Grades 5–8. 10AM–Noon and 2-3PM. Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago. lpzoo.org/camp.

TUESDAY, JULY 21

  • FAMILY Kohl Children’s Museum FREE Pop-Up Museum in Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center now through July 24, every Tuesday-Saturday (except July 4). 2007 N. Civic Center Way, Round Lake Beach. Free registration for each session is required at pop-up-2020-rlb.eventbrite.com.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 22

  • ADULTS Wine Down Wednesday – 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29, 8/5 and 8/12. The ultimate polo BYOB tailgating experience. Family friendly. Gates open at 5:30 PM. Games at 6 PM. Outside food and drinks are permitted. Tickets. Arranmore, Oswego. arranmorefarmandpoloclub.com.
  • FAMILY Lemont Legends Cruise Nights – Come spend your Wednesday nights in from 6 – 9PM in Historic downtown Lemont. Themed nights and food vendors. 300 Main Street, Lemont. lemontchamber.com
  • VIRTUAL Twinkle Stars Ballet – Wednesdays, 7/8-29. Every week ballet and tap techniques will be taught, sharpened and practiced.  Virtual class link emailed. 4:40 to 5:30 PM. Ages 6-9. Elgin. CityofElgin.org.

FRIDAY, JULY 24

  • TOUR Frank Lloyd Wright – Fridays – Sundays. Led by an expert guide, this outdoor walking tour explores the neighborhood around Wright’s Home and Studio. Oak Park. flwright.org.
  • VIRTUAL Friday Family Flicks – 7/10, 7/17 and 7/24. Enjoy a musical at home performed by Putting on Production cast members. 6:30-7:30 PM. Shows announced at parkfun.com/programs-events/cultural-arts/theater.
  • SHOPPING Community Garage Sale – City-wide garage sale. 8AM – 4PM. Participants register. St. Charles. stcparks.org.

SATURDAY, JULY 25

  • OUTDOORS Mornings with your Mutt – Explore Primrose Farm’s natural areas with your mutt. Free with registration. Ages 16+. St. Charles. stcparks.com.
  • SHOPPING Community Garage Sale – City-wide garage sale. 8AM – 4PM. Participants register. St. Charles. stcparks.org.

SUNDAY, JULY 26

  • VIRTUAL RACE Glenview Park Center Sprint Triathlon and Aqua Bike Race. glenviewparks.org.

MONDAY, JULY 27

  • FAMILY Lincoln Park Zoo – 7/6-10, 7/13-17, 7/20-24, 7/ 27-31. A variety of virtual activities, games and crafts exploring the world of animals via Zoom. See animals, meet zoo scientists and interact with their peers. 10AM–Noon and 2-3PM. Pre-K–4. Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago. lpzoo.org

TUESDAY, JULY 28

  • VIRTUAL Kickboxing – Tuesdays 7/28-8/25. Total body workout for all fitness levels. Live class on Zoom. Ages 15+. 7:05-8 PM. Naperville Park District. Napervilleparks.org.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 29

  • ADULTS Wine Down Wednesday – 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29, 8/5 and 8/12. The ultimate polo BYOB tailgating experience. Family friendly. Gates open at 5:30 PM. Games at 6 PM. Outside food and drinks are permitted. Tickets. Arranmore, Oswego. arranmorefarmandpoloclub.com.
  • FAMILY Lemont Legends Cruise Nights – Come spend your Wednesday nights in from 6 – 9PM in Historic downtown Lemont. Themed nights and food vendors. 300 Main Street, Lemont. lemontchamber.com
  • VIRTUAL Twinkle Stars Ballet – Wednesdays, 7/8-29. Every week ballet and tap techniques will be taught, sharpened and practiced.  Virtual class link emailed. 4:40 to 5:30 PM. Ages 6-9. Elgin. CityofElgin.org.

THURSDAY, JULY 30

  • ADULTS Food and Wine Fest – 7/30 – 8/1. Food and wine tasting and classes. Geneva National, Lake Geneva. genevanationalresort.com
  • ADULTS A Walk in the Park Wine Tour – Enjoy a summer evening strolling outdoors during a guided wine tour of Central Park. 5:30 PM. Summer concert at 7 PM. Local restaurants onsite. Oak Brook. Obparks.org.

FRIDAY, JULY 31

  • TOUR Frank Lloyd Wright – Fridays – Sundays. Led by an expert guide, this outdoor walking tour explores the neighborhood around Wright’s Home and Studio. Oak Park. flwright.org.

AUGUST

SATURDAY, AUGUST 1

  • VIRTUAL RACE CowaLUNGa Bike Ride. resphealth.org.
  • VIRTUAL RACE Easter Seals Superhero Hustle. givegab.com/campaigns/17th-annual-run-for-the-kids-superhero-hustle
  • VIRTUAL RACE Lazarus House Great Western Freedom 4 Run/Ride/Walk-a-Thon Aug.1-31. lazarushouse.net/
  • ADULTS Food and Wine Fest – 7/30 – 8/1. Food and wine tasting and classes. Geneva National, Lake Geneva. genevanationalresort.com

MONDAY, AUGUST 3

  • GOLF FUNDRAISER Mike Williams Cosley Zoo Classic – Tee-off to support the important work of Cosley Zoo 10:30AM-7PM Arrowhead Golf Club, Wheaton. wheatonparkdistrict.com.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 4

  • VIRTUAL Kickboxing – Tuesdays 7/28-8/25. Total body workout for all fitness levels. Live class on Zoom. Ages 15+. 7:05-8 PM. Naperville Park District. Napervilleparks.org.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5

  • ADULTS Wine Down Wednesday – 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29, 8/5 and 8/12. The ultimate polo BYOB tailgating experience. Family friendly. Gates open at 5:30 PM. Games at 6 PM. Outside food and drinks are permitted. Tickets. Arranmore, Oswego. arranmorefarmandpoloclub.com.
  • FAMILY Lemont Legends Cruise Nights – Come spend your Wednesday nights in from 6 – 9PM in Historic downtown Lemont. Themed nights and food vendors. 300 Main Street, Lemont. lemontchamber.com

THURSDAY, AUGUST 7

  • FAMILY Outdoor Movie Night – Bring your blankets, lawn chairs for a night under the stars watching ‘Frozen 2.’ Bloomingdale Bank & Trust. 165 W. Lake St. Bloomingdaleparks.org.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 7

  • FAMILY Movies in the Park – 8/7, 8/14, 8/21 and 8/28. All movies are outdoors and feature lawn seating. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and picnics are welcome. Concessions are available. Band shell at Cantigny. Wheaton. Cantigny.org.
  • TOUR Frank Lloyd Wright – Fridays – Sundays. Led by an expert guide, this outdoor walking tour explores the neighborhood around Wright’s Home and Studio. Oak Park. flwright.org.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8

  • VIRTUAL RACE Illinois Lupus 1- and 3-Mile Walk. lupusil.org.
  • VIRTUAL RACE Raceway Woods 19K. carpentersvillerotary.org/page/our-events.
  • ADULTS Craft Beer 101 – Learn some beer history, various beer styles, tasting techniques and more. Tickets include tasting flight. Ages 21+. 11AM-12PM. St. Charles. stcparks.ticketleap.com.

MONDAY, AUGUST 10

  • FAMILY Museum Maker Kits – Keep kids occupied this summer with our fun craft kits filled with a variety of creative materials. Stop by between 10AM + 2PM to pick up a free kit. Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst. elmhursthistory.org

TUESDAY, AUGUST 11

  • VIRTUAL Kickboxing – Tuesdays 7/28-8/25. Total body workout for all fitness levels. Live class on Zoom. Ages 15+. 7:05-8 PM. Naperville Park District. Napervilleparks.org.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12

  • ADULTS Wine Down Wednesday – 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29, 8/5 and 8/12. The ultimate polo BYOB tailgating experience. Family friendly. Gates open at 5:30 PM. Games at 6 PM. Outside food and drinks are permitted. Tickets. Arranmore, Oswego. arranmorefarmandpoloclub.com.
  • FAMILY Lemont Legends Cruise Nights – Come spend your Wednesday nights in from 6 – 9PM in Historic downtown Lemont. Themed nights and food vendors. 300 Main Street, Lemont. lemontchamber.com
  • ADULTS Links Technology Cup – Enjoy a day of 18 holes of golf with cart, competition, cash, prizes and great food. 10 AM. Schaumburg Golf Course, Schaumburg. schaumburgparkfoundation.org.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 14

  • FAMILY Movies in the Park – 8/7, 8/14, 8/21 and 8/28. All movies are outdoors and feature lawn seating. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and picnics are welcome. Concessions are available. Band shell at Cantigny. Wheaton. Cantigny.org.
  • TOUR Frank Lloyd Wright – Fridays – Sundays. Led by an expert guide, this outdoor walking tour explores the neighborhood around Wright’s Home and Studio. Oak Park. flwright.org.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 15

  • ADULTS Walking Book Club – 7/11, 8/15, 9/12. Get your workout in while having a book discussion. 9-10:30 AM. Homola Picnic Shelter in Circle Park, Bloomingdale. bloomingdaleparks.org.
  • SHOPPING All Nite Flea Market – Check out treasures from dealers in buildings, sheds, tents, and open-air. Food available 3PM Saturday – 3AM Sunday. DuPage County Fairgrounds, Wheaton. dupagecountyfair.org.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 18

  • VIRTUAL Kickboxing – Tuesdays 7/28-8/25. Total body workout for all fitness levels. Live class on Zoom. Ages 15+. 7:05-8 PM. Naperville Park District. Napervilleparks.org.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19

  • FAMILY Lemont Legends Cruise Nights – Come spend your Wednesday nights in from 6 – 9PM in Historic downtown Lemont. Themed nights and food vendors. 300 Main Street, Lemont. lemontchamber.com
  • FAMILY Car Show – The classic car show features vintage cars, trucks and motorcycles, along Church and Cook Streets in downtown Libertyville. Food and entertainment, too. 6-9 PM. mainstreetlibertyville.org.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 21

  • FAMILY Movies in the Park – 8/7, 8/14, 8/21 and 8/28. All movies are outdoors and feature lawn seating. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and picnics are welcome. Concessions are available. Band shell at Cantigny. Wheaton. Cantigny.org.
  • TOUR Frank Lloyd Wright – Fridays – Sundays. Led by an expert guide, this outdoor walking tour explores the neighborhood around Wright’s Home and Studio. Oak Park. flwright.org.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 22

  • VIRTUAL RACE Healthy West Chicago 5K Fun Run. healthywestchicago.org.
  • VIRTUAL RACE Rugged Maniac 3-Mile Obstacle Course Race. ruggedmaniac.com.
  • FAMILY Park Palooza! – Food trucks, a beer and wine garden, plus activities for the kids! 5-10pm. Berens Park, Elmhurst. epd.org
  • FAMILY Honey Harvest – discover the amazing world of honeybees. 9:30 – 11:30am. Lyman Woods, Downers Grove. dgparks.org

TUESDAY, AUGUST 25

  • VIRTUAL Kickboxing – Tuesdays 7/28-8/25. Total body workout for all fitness levels. Live class on Zoom. Ages 15+. 7:05-8 PM. Naperville Park District. Napervilleparks.org.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26

  • FAMILY Lemont Legends Cruise Nights – Come spend your Wednesday nights in from 6 – 9PM in Historic downtown Lemont. Themed nights and food vendors. 300 Main Street, Lemont. lemontchamber.com

FRIDAY, AUGUST 28

  • FAMILY Movies in the Park – 8/7, 8/14, 8/21 and 8/28. All movies are outdoors and feature lawn seating. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and picnics are welcome. Concessions are available. Band shell at Cantigny. Wheaton. Cantigny.org.
  • TOUR Frank Lloyd Wright – Fridays – Sundays. Led by an expert guide, this outdoor walking tour explores the neighborhood around Wright’s Home and Studio. Oak Park. flwright.org.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 29

  • RACE TCX Palos Adventure Race. Willow Springs. transconx.com

SUNDAY, AUGUST 30

  • RACE Harmon Hundred 25, 50, 75 100-Mile Bike Rides. wheelmen.com.
  • VIRTUAL RACE Illinois Lupus Walk. lupusil.org.

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