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WEEKEND+ for Thursday 5/16 to Wednesday 5/22

THIS WEEK … Fairs and Festivals | On Stage |  Fitness/Race Events |Greater Chicago Events | Our Annual Party Planner |Weekend Fun Starts Here | Summer Camp Source | Golf Links and Tips | Dining Guide  | This Week’s Sponsors

The Summer Planner issue (May + June 2019) of Suburban Family is available here.


Fairs and Festivals

Blooming Fest – Saturday, May 18th, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Downtown garden festival includes the West Chicago Garden Club’s Annual Plant Sale along with other plant vendors, crafters, children’s activities, car show, food & more! Downtown West Chicago. www.westchicago.org.

  • Taste of Glen Ellyn – 5/16-19. Live entertainment, rides and craft show. Main Street, Glen Ellyn. glenellynchamber.com.
  • Bensenville Spring Carnival – 5/16-19. Rides, live music and games. Deer Grove Leisure Center, Bensenville. bensenvilleparkdistrict.org.
  • Chocolate Festival – 5/17-19. Chocolate vendors, live music, children’s activities and roaming performers. Downtown Long Grove. longgrove.org.
  • Lincoln Park Wine Fest – 5/17-19. More than 80 varietals, food/wine pairings, artists and dancing. Jonquil Park, Chicago. chicagoevents.com.
  • Chicago Critics Film Festival – 5/17-23. Acclaimed films plus appearances by directors and stars. Music Box Theatre, Chicago. chicagocriticsfilmfestival.com.
  • Civil War Days – 5/18-19. Reenactments, music and shopping. Naper Settlement, Naperville. napersettlement.org/civilwardays.
  • Riverside Arts Weekend – 5/18-19. Juried artists, fashion show, live entertainment, kids’ activities. Guthrie Park, Riverside. riversideartscenter.com.
  • Skokie Festival of Cultures – 5/18-19. Cultural booths, folk music, dance, bazaar, games, arts and crafts. Oakton Park, Skokie. skokieculturefest.org.

On Stage…

LE JARDIN ANIMé Classical Treasures presented by Salt Creek Ballet
McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage – TICKETS ON SALE

Salt Creek Ballet presents the celebrated masterpiece, Le Jardin Animé.  Featuring guest artist Yoshihisa Arai, courtesy of The Joffrey Ballet and beautiful solos and figurations from the corps de ballet.  Also presenting The Alarm, a contemporary piece choreographed by Eddy Ocampo and Flower Festival in Genzano.  Performances on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19. Tickets: www.atthemac.org (630) 942-4000


Fitness / Race Events …

THURSDAY, MAY 16

She Runs the Fox 5K – Run or Walk. Thursday, May 16, 6:30PM. Batavia. foxrivertrailrunners.org.
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  • Universal Sole Four Mile Classic Run/Walk. Chicago. universalsole.com.
  • She Runs the Fox 5K Batavial. http://foxrivertrailrunners.org

SATURDAY, MAY 18

Walk to Cure Arthritis – Libertyville:  Saturday 5/18. Benefits the Arthritis Foundation. www.walktocurearthritis.org.

  • Frontline OCR 5K Obstacle Race. Byron. frontlineocr.com.
  • Got2Run for Education 8K and 2.62-Mile Run/Walk. Arlington Heights. got2run.org.
  • Walk to Cure Arthritis Fundraising Walk. Libertyville. walktocurearthritis.org.
  • Walk to Cure Arthritis 1- and 3-Mile Fundraising Walk. Mettawa. events.arthritis.org.
  • Lew Blond Memorial 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run. Northbrook. lewblondrun.org.
  • Night Nation 5K Novelty Run. Chicago. nightnationrun.com.
  • StemStep 5K Run, Family Walk and Kids’ Dash. Chicago. stemstep5k.com.
  • G.L.O.W. 5K Run. Naperville. naperglow5k.com.
  • Walk for Dyslexia 5K Run/Walk. Bloomingdale. walkfordyslexiachicago.org.
  • Girls on the Run 5K Run. Joliet. gotrchicago.org.
  • Lilac Mutt Strut 5K Run. Lombard. lombardlilactime.com.

SUNDAY, MAY 19

  • Byline Bank Chicago Spring Half Marathon, 10k and Junior Dash. Chicago. chicagospringhalf.com.
  • Sock Hop Hustle 5K Run/Walk. Olympia Fields. ofparks.org.
  • The Backbones Annual 5K Run, Walk and Roll. Prospect Heights. backbonesonline.com.
  • Chicagoland Spring Marathon and Half Marathon. Schaumburg. allcommunityevents.com.
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Great Strides 5K Fundraising Walk. Chicago. fightcf.cff.org.
  • Dash for the Dogs 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Family Walk. Barrington. animalhouseshelter.com.
  • Des Plaines River Canoe, Kayak and SUP 18.5-Mile River Race and 5.25-Mile Minithon. Libertyville. canoemarathon.com.
  • Chicago Promise Walk 5K Run/Walk. Elk Grove Village. promisewalk.org.
  • Darien Dash 10K/5K Run and Kids’ Fun Run. Darien. dariendash.com.
  • Move for Kids Fundraising Walk and Kids’ Dash. Chicago. luriechildrens.org/moveforkids.

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This Week’s Greater Chicago Events…

FRIDAY, MAY 17

  • FUNDRAISER Golf Event – Enjoy an afternoon on the greens while supporting SEASPAR’s mission of providing top-notch recreational programs and services to people with disabilities. Tickets include 9 holes of golf and lunch. 11 AM-4 PM. Downers Grove Golf Club. seaspar.org.
  • FAMILY Tank Park Games – Bring the family to Cantigny Tank Park for some classic games with a military twist! Play BINGO, Mad Libs, Memory and more as you stroll from tank to tank. 5:30 PM. First Division Museum, Wheaton. Free with paid parking. cantigny.org.
  • KIDS Brain Freeze a Bully – Kids will learn important skills to protect themselves from bullying through fun interactive games followed by a round of cold treats. Ages 6-13. 6-7 PM. Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, Naperville. Fee, register at napervilleparks.org.
  • EXHIBIT Worlds of Wonder – 5/17-8/18. Celebrate Chicago’s favorite destinations for fun and thrills at the Worlds of Wonder: Remembering Chicagoland’s Amusement Parks exhibit. Sunday, Tuesday-Friday 1-5 PM; Saturday 10 AM-5 PM. Elmhurst History Museum. Free. elmhursthistory.org.

SATURDAY, MAY 18

  • BRUNCH With the Wizard – Young wizards, witches and the whole family will enjoy this morning of magical spells and delicious brunch favorites. Entertainment will include Charms Class, a special performance and story time. 8:30 AM. Le Jardin at Cantigny Park, Wheaton. Fee, register at cantigny.org.
  • EXHIBIT Brick Safari – 5/11-9/29. View more than 40 life-size animal sculptures created from millions of individual LEGO bricks at the interactive Brick Safari exhibit. Fee. 10-5 PM. Brookfield Zoo. czs.org.
  • EXHIBIT “Faces of the Fight” – Through 7/21. Focusing on the human side of war, this exhibit explores the stories of Arlington Heights residents who were involved in military conflicts. Tuesday-Thursday 1:30-4:30 PM, Friday-Sunday 10 AM-4:30 PM. Arlington Heights Historical Museum. ahmuseum.org.
  • MUSIC Chicago Drum Show – The world’s largest, longest running event of its kind, the Rebeats Chicago Drum Show includes entertain, a swap meet, exhibits, classes, demonstrations and celebrity guests. 10 AM-5 PM. Odeum, Villa Park. rebeats.com.
  • HISTORY Civil War Days – Naper Settlement is transformed into a Civil War encampment where visitors can meet famous figures of the past and experience firsthand a turbulent time period. 10 AM-4 PM; battle begins at 2:30 PM. Naper Settlement, Naperville. napersettlement.org.
  • CONCERT Millennium Carillon Weekly Recitals – Saturdays 5/4-25 at 12 PM; Sundays 5/5-19 at 4 PM. Hear the bells each weekend, played by local carilloneurs. Millennium Carillon, Naperville. napervilleparks.org.
  • FUNDRAISER Erika’s Lighthouse Gala – Features dinner, dancing, a raffle and live auction. Erika’s Lighthouse provides free depression awareness programs and resources to middle school and high school communities around the country. 7-11 PM. Valley Lo Club, Glenview. Register at erikaslighthouse.org.
  • EXHIBIT Worlds of Wonder – 5/17-8/18. Celebrate Chicago’s favorite destinations for fun and thrills at the Worlds of Wonder: Remembering Chicagoland’s Amusement Parks exhibit. Sunday, Tuesday-Friday 1-5 PM; Saturday 10 AM-5 PM. Elmhurst History Museum. Free. elmhursthistory.org.
  • ART Spring Exhibit and Silent Auction – 5/18-6/15. Artwork created by members of the Bloomingdale Artists Association will be on display. Wednesdays 4-8 PM, Thursdays/Fridays 10 AM-4 PM, Saturdays 12-4 PM. 630-624-9545.
  • CHICAGO  CITY  Field Museum Sensory Saturday – 5/18, 6/15. Families with children with disabilities and sensory sensitivities are invited to the Crown Family PlayLab for an hour of play. 9-10 AM. fieldmuseum.org.

SUNDAY, MAY 19

  • BOATING Canoe and Kayak Marathon – The 62nd Annual Des Plaines River Canoe & Kayak (and SUP) Marathon includes an 18.5-mile marathon and a family-friendly 5.25-mile minithon along the scenic Des Plaines River. Heats beginning at 8 AM. Libertyville. canoemarathon.com.
  • MUSIC Chicago Drum Show – The world’s largest, longest running event of its kind, the Rebeats Chicago Drum Show includes entertain, a swap meet, exhibits, classes, demonstrations and celebrity guests. 10 AM-5 PM. Odeum, Villa Park. rebeats.com.
  • CONCERT Millennium Carillon Weekly Recitals – Saturdays 5/4-25 at 12 PM; Sundays 5/5-19 at 4 PM. Hear the bells each weekend, played by local carilloneurs. Millennium Carillon, Naperville. napervilleparks.org.
  • EXHIBIT Brick Safari – 5/11-9/29. View more than 40 life-size animal sculptures created from millions of individual LEGO bricks at the interactive Brick Safari exhibit. Fee. 10-5 PM. Brookfield Zoo. czs.org.
  • ART Spring Exhibit and Silent Auction – 5/18-6/15. Artwork created by members of the Bloomingdale Artists Association will be on display. Wednesdays 4-8 PM, Thursdays/Fridays 10 AM-4 PM, Saturdays 12-4 PM. 630-624-9545.
  • HISTORY Civil War Days – Naper Settlement is transformed into a Civil War encampment where visitors can meet famous figures of the past and experience firsthand a turbulent time period. 10 AM-4 PM; battle begins at 2:30 PM. Naper Settlement, Naperville. napersettlement.org.
  • ADULTS Spring Wildflower Walk – Enjoy an afternoon walk and learn about spring wildflowers. 1-2 PM. Lake Ellyn Park, Glen Ellyn. Free. gepark.org.
  • SPORTS Vintage Baseball – Enjoy an afternoon of America’s pastime as it was played more than 100 years ago! The rules of 1858 apply as the DuPage Plowboys take on the Aurora Town Club. 1 PM. Parade Field at Cantigny Park, Wheaton. Free with paid parking. cantigny.org.
  • FAMILY Elmhurst Museum Day – Jump on board the Explore Elmhurst trolley to visit three Elmhurst Museums for free admission, family-friendly activities, exhibit tours, refreshments and more. 1-5 PM. Elmhurst History Museum, Elmhurst Art Museum and Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art. elmhursthistory.org.

MONDAY, MAY 20

  • LECTURE Colonel of Cantigny – Learn about Colonel McCormick’s experience with the Illinois National Guard and U.S. Army, including his role at the Battle of Cantigny in World War I. 3 PM. McCormick House, Wheaton. Free with paid parking. Register at cantigny.org.

TUESDAY, MAY 21

  • LECTURE Dragonflies and Damselflies – Learn about the cultural history of dragonflies including some of the myths and superstitions that surround them. 7 PM. St. Paul Church, Bloomingdale. bloomingdalegardenclub.org

Our Annual Party Planner

FEATURING: Main Event Entertainment |  LEGOLAND® Discovery Center | Chicago Kohl Children’s Museum | Funtopia  | Sno Daze Tropical Sno  | Fleetwood Roller Rink  | Safari Land  | Mon Ami Gabi  | Sweet Street Candies and Goodies  | Rock ‘n’ Kids  | Odyssey Fun World  | Chateau Orleans Banquets

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Weekend Fun Start Here

FEATURING: Boundless Adventures | LEGOLAND® | Village of Lemont | Mountain View Adventure Center, Desp Plaines Park District | Vintage Rides, Downtown Wheaton | Downtown St. Charles | Mid-Continent Railway Museum | Reed’s Canoe Trips  | Kane County Cougars |  Midwest Pond & Koi Society | Christ Church | Holes & Knolls, Glen Ellyn Park District | Downtown Naperville | Aurora Downtown | Forest Preserve District of Kane County | Summerfield Zoo | Illinois Railway Museum | Historic Wagner Farm, Glenview Park District

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Summer Camp Source

FEATURING: Good Times Summer Day Camp |  Willowbrook Ice Arena |  DanceDuo |  Salt Creek Ballet |  Camp  Invention® |   Camp Naper |  Rock ‘n’ Kids |  Waldorf School of DuPage |  CODE NINJAS |  Frank Lloyd Wright Trust Summer Camps |  Saint Ignatius College Prep |  Lewis University |  Hearts to Art |  Elmhurst College Girls Basketball Camp |  Little Mountain Community Theatre |  Great Lakes Volleyball Center |  Overshadowed Theatrical Productions Theater Camps |  Hanover Park Park District |  Soccer Made in America |  University of Illinois Summer Sport Camps |  Animal Explorers, Summer Camps

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Dining Guide

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