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This week’s highlights …   This Weekend’s “Winter Fun” | On Stage | Greater Chicago Events |  | Active Kids Zone | Party Place  | Dining Guide  | This Week’s Sponsors … See below.

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This Weekend’s “Winter Fun!”

TransWorld’s Jewelry, Fashion & Accessories Show
2020 is here and the JF&A Show heads into a new decade! See what all the fuss is about by attending the TransWorld’s Jewelry, Fashion & Accessories Show coming to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL on February 20-23, 2020. Shop for yourself, your family, and friends for every occasion and celebration and get your New Year off to a great start. A day at a TransWorld’s JF&A Show adds up to a great time and even greater deals. Get FREE gifts just for attending and buying at the show.  KIDS DAY ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd:  You can bring your kids ages 9-16 with an accompanying adult to the show. Register kids on-site only and a $5 fee applies. They will receive a FREE gift, a Lighted BOUNCY ball as a gift from us. For complete details, visit our website at: www.jfashow.com to register.
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WhirlyBall
WhirlyBall Naperville is open! Boasting a two-story “eatertainment” complex with WhirlyBall, eight bowling lanes, a four-lane bowling suite, HyperBowling and a multilevel laser tag area. WhirlyBall’s food is powered by its restaurant, The Pivot Room. The Pivot Room’s relaxed dining experience featuring a fresh take on classic American fare, and an expansive rotating craft beer selection. Reserve your space today! WHIRLYBALL NAPERVILLE, 3103 ODYSSEY CT, 630-932-4800.
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Villa Olivia
Dare to do something different this winter! Learn to ski/snowboard or bring the family and friends for snow tubing. With six ski runs and a double wide tube hill Villa Olivia offers winter fun in your own backyard. We can even make our own snow! The season runs through March 1st.  Villa Olivia is located at 1401 W. Lake Street in Bartlett. For hours of operation and weather related information visit villaolivia.com or call 630-289-1000.
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Fleetwood Roller Rink
Fleetwood Roller Rink (established 1957) is a family owned business. Our venue hosts public skating, birthday parties (our specialty) privates and fundraisers. We promote family fun for all ages plus for “health sake, roller skate” Come visit us and join in our fun.  Instruction available every Saturday at 1 pm   Check for our ongoing specials and public skating times www.fleetwoodrollerrink.com.
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Wilmot Mountain
Embrace Winter Family Fun at Wilmot Mountain!  Traverse the slopes, take a lesson, enjoy upgraded food & beverages options at Ski Hill Grill, attend great season long events or enjoy slope side views and a hot toddy at Walt’s Tavern. Ski, snowboard and tube with us this season. Join us for Super Hero’s Day on Jan 12th SUPER HEROES.  Dress as your favorite Super Hero and “fly” down the slopes.  Costume contest and parade at 1pm.  Or enjoy the Totally Tubular 80’s Party on Jan. 25th from 11am – 6pm. Wear your best 80’s gear and join us for a rad day on the tubing hill including great tunes, photo booth, party favors and more!  One hour from Chicago just north of the WI/IL border. www.wilmotmountain.com.
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Kohl Children’s Museum
17 interactive hands-on exhibits to spark curiosity and inspire a love of learning for children ages birth to 8. Held over through March 29: Come explore the great outdoors with our interactive exhibit Nature Cat: Backyard and Beyond, based on the hit PBS Kids TV show, and developed in partnership with Spiffy Pictures and WTTW! See for yourself why we’re The Place Where Awesome Lives! Located at 2100 Patriot Blvd., Glenview, IL. For more information, call 847-832-6600 or visit www.kcmgc.org.
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Cascade Mountain…where kids ski free!
One of the most popular ski resorts in the Midwest is Cascade Mountain. Located on Interstate 90/94 between Madison and Wisconsin Dells, Cascade is a large area with 47 ski trails and snow tubing. Wisconsin Dells is just 15 minutes away from Cascade, and the city of Portage is even closer. Families with children save a bundle at Cascade Mountain because kids 12 and under ski free when accompanied by a paying adult. For more information, go to www.cascademountain.com.
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This Week’s Greater Chicago Events…

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19

  • WOMEN MasterMoms Talk Series: Moms Reset – Learn simple everyday practices to help raise your happiness threshold as a Mom and for your family. 7-9 PM. Boathouse at Lake Ellyn, Glen Ellyn. Geparks.org.
  • ART Paint Your Pet’s Portrait – Your pet is pre-sketched from photos you provide, and an artist provides guidance while you paint. Bring a beverage and snack. 6:30 PM – 9 PM. Blackberry Farm, Aurora. foxvalleyparkdistrict.org.
  • KIDS Story Time – January 22 – March 25, 2020. 10 – 11 AM. Stop by for nature-themed stories and activities Wednesdays in the Lenhardt Library. Ages 2-5. Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe.Chicagobotanicgarden.org.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20

  • FAMILY Mother Son Hoedown – Enjoy country western favorites as instructors lead you through popular dances. Night includes dinner and dessert bar. 6- 7:30 PM. Register. Civic Center, Montgomery. Oswegolandparkdistrict.org.
  • KIDS Stranger Danger – Program to teach children about the potential dangers of strangers through the explanation of numerous safety tips by Hinsdale Police Officers. Adult must accompany children. 4-4:45 PM. Community House, Hinsdale. villageofhinsdale.org.
  • EXPO  TransWorld’s Jewelry, Fashion & Accessories Show. 2/20 – 23. KIDS DAY ON SUNDAY, FEB. 23rd:  ages 9-16 with an adult.  Register kids and receive a FREE gift. Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont,   jfashow.com to register.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21

  • SENIORS Rules of the Road – The Secretary of State’s office is offering this one day class to tune up your driving skills whether or not you are preparing for a driver’s test. 1:30-3:30 PM. Community Rec Building, Villa Park. invillapark.com
  • HISTORY Farmhouse Museum Tour at Kline Creek Farm – Through 3/30/20. Tour the farmhouse museum, and learn how the home served as the building block of the rural community. FREE. Warrenville. 10AM – 4PM. Closed Tues and Wed.
  • EXPO  TransWorld’s Jewelry, Fashion & Accessories Show. 2/20 – 23. KIDS DAY ON SUNDAY, FEB. 23rd:  ages 9-16 with an adult.  Register kids and receive a FREE gift. Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont,   jfashow.com to register.
  • EXHIBIT On the Right Track: By Rail to Chicago & Beyond – Through 3/29/20. Take a journey through 170 years of railroading history—from Elmhurst to Chicago and beyond. View a wide array of artifacts. Hands-on learning stations. FREE. Elmhurst History Museum, elmhursthistory.org.
  • EXHIBIT Home Grown – Through 7/28/2020. Explores the historical methods and tools that DuPage residents used to farm and raise livestock and the impacts agriculture has had on the country. DuPage County Historical Museum, Wheaton. Wheatonparks.org.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22

  • FAMILY Engineering Fest – Build and learn, view the exhibits, meet engineers and learn about the systems that allow people to move through urban environments. 10AM–4PM. $6 and free for 12 and younger. Chicago Architecture Center, Chicago. architecture.org.
  • FITNESS Oswegoland Dodgeball Tournament – Games will be played 6 vs. 6, with a maximum of 10 per team. Adults – 6-8 PM, High School 4-6 PM and Jr. High 2-4 PM. Registration ends 2/18. Southbury Elementary School, Oswego. Oswegolandparkdistrict.org.
  • CHICAGO / CITY Chicago’s Night Sky – Learn about the impact of light pollution, create your own constellations with interactive technology, and learn how to identify cool things in the Chicago sky. Adler Planetarium. adlerplanetarium.org.
  • CHICAGO / CITY Wired to Wear – Now Open. Wired to Wear is the first-ever exhibit dedicated to wearable technology—smart clothing and devices designed to extend the human body’s capabilities and make us healthier, stronger and safer. Museum of Science and Industry. msichicago.org.
  • CHICAGO / CITY Cloud Buster – Now Open. Cloud Buster is 37 ft climbable structure. Every nook and cranny provides a different thrill. Chicago Children’s Museum. chicagochildrensmuseum.org.
  • CHICAGO / CITY Underwater Beauty – Enter a world of shimmer, color, pattern and rhythm, in the aquarium’s most diverse special exhibit ever. Shedd Aquarium. sheddaquarium.org.
  • EXHIBIT Could Be Architecture: McCormick AfterParti – January 25 – April 12, 2020. Chicago-based design duo transforms historic McCormick House into playful, interactive playground. Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst. elmhurstartmuseum.org
  • EXHIBIT The Orchid Show at Chicago Botanic Garden – February 8 – March 22, 2020. 10 AM – 4 PM. Orchids After Hours, Thursday evenings. Show highlighting, reflecting, and enhancing the hues of orchids in a modern world of living color. Glencoe. Chicagobotanicgarden.org
  • EXPO  TransWorld’s Jewelry, Fashion & Accessories Show. 2/20 – 23. KIDS DAY ON SUNDAY, FEB. 23rd:  ages 9-16 with an adult.  Register kids and receive a FREE gift. Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont,   jfashow.com to register.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23

  • FAMILY Engineering Fest – Build and learn about the systems that allow people to move through urban environments. 10AM–4PM. $6 and free for 12 and younger. Chicago Architecture Center, Chicago. architecture.org.
  • TEENS – Girls STEM Day at College of Lake County – STEM Day is a free event for girls in grades 7 through 12 who are interested in STEM programs (Science – Technology – Engineering – Math). College Lake County, Grayslake. clcillinois.edu.
  • EXPO  TransWorld’s Jewelry, Fashion & Accessories Show. 2/20 – 23. KIDS DAY ON SUNDAY, FEB. 23rd:  ages 9-16 with an adult.  Register kids and receive a FREE gift. Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont,   jfashow.com to register.
  • FAMILY Snowman Photo Contest – Through 2/28/2020. Get outside and build a snowman together. Take a photo and submit it to sdignan@darienparks.com. Winners announced 3/2/2020. Darien. Darienparks.com.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26

  • ADULTS Build the Best Resume- Attendees will learn how to tailor a resume to get past Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and have their name reach the top of the interview list. 7-8:30 PM. Naper Blvd. Library, Naperville. Naperville-lib.org.
  • KIDS Story Time – January 22 – March 25, 2020. 10 – 11 AM. Stop by for nature-themed stories and activities Wednesdays in the Lenhardt Library. Ages 2-5. Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe.Chicagobotanicgarden.org.
  • TECH iPad & iPhone Help Desk Jan 8 & 22, Feb 12 & 26. Our expert volunteer will answer questions and cover the basics for using your iPad or iPhone to its maximum potential. Register. 9AM-12PM. Helen Plum Library, Lombard. Helenplum.com .

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