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WEEKEND+ for Thursday 3/12 to Wednesday 3/18

This week’s highlights … On Stage | Fitness Events | Greater Chicago Events |  Summer Camp Sign-Up Time | Party Places  | Dining Guide  | Autism Assessment | This Week’s Sponsors … See below.

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On Stage

Overshadowed Theatrical Productions
The Trip to Bountiful, By Horton Foote. Performances run March 6 – 28.
Carrie Watts, an elderly woman, finally escapes her cramped apartment and overprotective children to return to her beloved hometown of Bountiful, Texas. But she begins to learn that her cherished town isn’t the same as she remembered it. In April, come join us for The Overshadowed Princess Concert! Enjoy an evening of your favorite princess songs sung by stars of the Overshadowed stage! April 17 – 18, 2020 | 7:30 PM, 2 PM, 7:30 PM. Performing at 900 Foster Avenue in Medinah, Illinois. For tickets call the box office at 630-634-2100 or visit our website at www.overshadowed.org.
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For upcoming shows, go to this article: Website | Digital Edition


Race / Fitness Events

SATURDAY, MARCH 14

  • St. Paddy’s Day 5K Run/Walk. Naperville. stpaddysday5k.org.
  • Dublindee Kilted 5K Run. East Dundee. dundeestpats.com.
  • St. Paddy’s Day 5K, 10K, and Kids’ Dash. Deer Park. villageofdeerpark.com.
  • Fox Valley Winter Challenge Trail Race 10K Run. Batavia. runandachieve.com.
  • Run S.O.B. Run 5K. Yorkville. runsobrun.com
  • Shamrock Shuffle 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Dash. McHenry. mchenrykiwanis.org.
  • St. Paddy’s Day 5K and 8K Run/Walk. Chicago. chicagoevents.com.
  • Pi Day “Pi K” Fun Run/Walk. Chicago. racethread.com

SUNDAY, MARCH 15

  • Amita Health St. Paddy’s Half Marathon and 5K. Bolingbrook. allcommunityevents.com.
  • Advocate Indoor Sprint Triathlon. Barrington. active.com/barrington-il/triathlon.
  • March Madness Half Marathon. Cary. hillstriders.com.

Go to 2020 Annual Race/Fitness Guide: Website | Digital Edition


This Week’s Greater Chicago Events…

THURSDAY, MARCH 12

  • TEENS Super Smash Bros Ultimate Tournament – Grades 6-12 welcome. 5-7 PM. Aurora West Branch Library. Aurorapubliclibrary.org.
  • ADULTS What’s Jewish About Hereditary Cancer? – Learn about hereditary cancers in the Jewish community. 6-9PM. Marriott Suites Deerfield, Deerfield. jewishgenetics@juf.org.
  • EXHIBITS DuPage Children’s Museum – New exhibit spaces; Creativity Connections Young Explorers and Make It Move Young Explorers. For children birth – 2 years. DuPage Children’s Museum, Naperville. dupagechildrens.org.
  • KIDS Winter Play – Daily, through March. The Children’s Garden is open for outdoor fun. Explore activities such as painting snow or building a fort. 11 AM–3 PM. Morton Arboretum, Lisle. Mortonarb.org.
  • KIDS Gnome Hunt – Daily in March. The animals may be hibernating, but the Children’s Garden still has gnomes. 9:30 AM- 4 PM. Morton Arboretum, Lisle. Mortonarb.org.
  • EXHIBIT On the Right Track: By Rail to Chicago & Beyond – Thru March 29th. Take a journey through 170 years of railroading history. Elmhurst History Museum, Elmhurst. elmhursthistory.org.
  • EXHIBIT By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst – Ongoing. Encounter an interactive tabletop map, videos, photos as well as interesting artifacts from the museum’s collection. Elmhurst History Museum, Elmhurst. elmhursthistory.org.
  • EXHIBIT “Reima Ratti: Life and Art in the Great Depression – Through April 12.  Explore the Great Depression through the eyes of a Lake County artists. Dunn Museum, Libertyville. lcfpd.org/museum.
  • EXHIBIT Downers Grove Art League – March 11 – May 3. Enjoy works of art by Downers Grove Art League. Mayslake Peabody Mansion, Oak Brook. dupageforest.org
  • THEATRE Frozen Jr. Youth Musical – A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Princesses Anna and Elsa. March 12-15. 7- 8:30PM. Bartlett Community Center, Bartlett. bartlettparks.org.

FRIDAY, MARCH 13

  • COOKING Irish Baking Class – Irish pastry chef teaches how to make 5 Irish delicacies. 6-8PM. Pinecone Cottage Tea House. Downers Grove. pineconecottageteahouse.com.
  • SENIORS St. Patrick’s Day Party – Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a traditional Irish lunch and entertainment. Registration deadline is March 2. Plainfield Township Community Center. Plainfield. plfdparks.org
  • THEATRE Frozen Jr. Youth Musical – A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Princesses Anna and Elsa. March 12-15. 7- 8:30PM. Bartlett Community Center, Bartlett. bartlettparks.org.
  • THEATRE Steel Magnolias – A classic story of family, strength in women and big southern hair. March 6-22. Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall at North Central College. Naperville. Brightsidetheatre.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 14

  • FAMILY Mother/Daughter Princess Tea – Enjoy teas, lemonade and light refreshments, meet Elsa and Anna and come dressed like princesses. Register. 10AM or 1PM. Lake Ellyn Boathouse, Glen Ellyn. Gepark.org.
  • KIDS KIDZ RUMMAGE SALE – Kids: Want to get rid of or shop for gently used toys, games & other items? Register to have a table. The Core, Lemont. lemontparks.org 9 AM – noon.
  • FAMILY Fun with “Up Do’s” & Braids with Your Daughter – Mothers and daughters will learn how to create simple up do’s and braids. Goodie bags. Ages 4-12. 11AM – Noon. BCC Arts & Crafts Room, Bartlett. Bartlettparks.org.
  • FUNDRAISER Casino Night+  – Enjoy a night of Vegas-style blackjack, roulette, craps and Texas Hold’em. 21+. 7-10 PM. DuPage County Historical Museum, Wheaton. Wheatonparkdistrict.com
  • SHOPPING Spring Consignment Sale – Offering gently used boutique and designer children’s clothing. 9 AM – 4PM. Free admission. Canlan Sportsplex, Lake Barrington. growingcentsofstyle.com.
  • ADULTS Veggie Gardening and Seed Starting – Veggie Garden basics, greenhouse tour and take home seeds. 11AM – 2 PM. The Growing Place. Aurora. Thegrowingplace.com
  • TEENS First Lego League Junior Expo – Students are able to present their work and see how other teams tackled the challenge. 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Yellow Box Community, Naperville. firstillinoisrobotics.org.
  • ADULTS The Adoption Process from A to Z – Free program. 1:30 – 3 PM. Clarendon Hills Public Library, Clarendon Hills. tinyurl.com/adoptionaz.
  • ADULTS Hike with a Naturalist: Woodcock Walk – Join a naturalist to learn about the elusive woodcock. 18+. 6:30-8:00 p.m. Knoch Knolls Nature Center River Room. Naperville. Napervilleparks.org.
  • FAMILY Maple Syrup Hikes – March 7–22 Weekends. One-hour hikes run every half-hour from noon to 2 PM. Ryerson Woods, Riverwoods. Tickets. Lcfpd.org.
  • THEATRE Frozen Jr. Youth Musical – A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Princesses Anna and Elsa. March 12-15. 7- 8:30PM. Bartlett Community Center, Bartlett. bartlettparks.org.
  • CHICAGO / CITY Shamrock’n The Block – March 14. 12-6 PM. Music, entertainment, food and drink. Kids activities. Old St. Patrick’s Church. Tickets: bit.ly/shamrockntheblock.

SUNDAY, MARCH 15

  • SHOPPING Spring Consignment Sale – Offering gently used boutique and designer children’s clothing. 10-2PM. Free admission. Canlan Sportsplex, Lake Barrington. growingcentsofstyle.com.
  • FAMILY Maple Syrup Hikes – March 7–22 Weekends. One-hour hikes run every half-hour from noon to 2 PM. Ryerson Woods, Riverwoods. Tickets. Lcfpd.org.
  • THEATRE Frozen Jr. Youth Musical – A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Princesses Anna and Elsa. March 12-15. 7- 8:30PM. Bartlett Community Center, Bartlett. bartlettparks.org.

MONDAY, MARCH 16

  • FAMILY The Gluten Free Fix – Class participants learn what gluten is, how it’s affecting your body, how to find out if you’re gluten sensitive, and what to do about it.  6-8 PM. JRC Lounge, Bloomingdale. Bloomingdaleparks.org.
  • KIDS Little Leprechauns Parent-Child Program – This St. Patrick’s Day celebration for ages 3 to 5 will include stories, fun crafts and a special treat! 10 – 11 AM. Cantigny, Wheaton. Cantigny.org.
  • LECTURE McCormick House Lecture Series – First for the Vote: How Chicago Women Won Suffrage for the Nation. 6:30 PM. Visitors Center, Cantigny. Wheaton. Cantigny.org.
  • FAMILY Pizza & Movie Night – Enjoy some pizza, and kick back with a movie on the big screen at PARC. 5- 7 PM. Prairie Activity & Recreation Center, Plainfield. Ages 2 + with adult. plfdparks.org.

TUESDAY, MARCH 17

  • Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Summer Camp ~ Sign-Up Time


Throw a Rainbow Party + Party Places


Dining Out


Autism Assessment


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