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YOUR WEEKEND+ for 1/17 to 1/23

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YOUR WEEKEND+ for Thursday 1/17 to Wednesday 1/23

Here are loads of terrific things to do in the upcoming week…from Suburban Family’s extensive database of local events and activities. More at Suburban Familyhttps://chicagosuburbanfamily.com


It’s time to enjoy the season…

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, 12 lifts and 15 lanes of snow tubing. A $9 million dollar  project included two new lifts, eleven new trails, additional snowmaking, an expanded main lodge, paved parking and base area improvements. The 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. LEARN MORE

Kohl Children’s Museum Kohl Children’s Museum has 17 interactive hands-on exhibits to inspire a love of learning for children ages birth to 8. Fri, Jan 18, 5:30 – 8 p.m. is our Winter Wonderland event. Kiddie train rides through the holiday lights in our Habitat Park, plus meet the Snow Queen and her sister and jam out to wintry music!  (Tickets required.) Test your design and construction skills in our Build It! exhibit, previews starting Jan 21 and grand opening Feb 12. Come see for yourself why we’re The Place Where Awesome Lives! Located at 2100 Patriot Blvd, Glenview. 847-832-6600. kcmgc.org.
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Willowbrook Ice Arena Our brand new facility is now open offering hockey classes, public skating, and figure skating classes. Our Learn to Skate Program is managed by former Team USA, National/International Medalist & World Team Member Figure Skating Director Mary Beth Marley (mbmarley@willowbrookicearena.com). Located at 201 63rd Street, Willowbrook. www.willowbrookicearena.com. Wilmot Mountain Embrace Winter 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. 11931 Fox River Road, Wilmot, WI. www.wilmotmountain.com.
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LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Chicago Warm up this winter at the Ultimate Indoor LEGO® Playground with 2 rides, 10 LEGO build & play zones, a 4D Cinema and more! Plus, this February take part in themed activities and character meet & greets during the LEGO Movies Days Event. Visit https://chicago.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/ for more details and to save on tickets.
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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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Safari Land Let Your Adventure Begin! Safari Land has everything you need for a complete adventure. Whether it’s bowling, video games, rollercoaster, kiddie carts, food or other fun, Safari Land is the place for your party. Come ride the tiger terror…take a spin in our 360 degree, full-motion, 3D flight simulator,…play in our soft play area, or throw some strikes during cosmic bowling. Contact us today for additional event information and to book your next adventure of a lifetime. 701 W. North Avenue, Villa Park. 630-530-4649. Visit www.safarilandfun.com.
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Fermilab Arts & Lecture Series The Fermilab Arts & Lecture Series brings a whole world of music, family fun, and lectures on a variety of topics in the New Year!  Join us for the Gallery Chamber Series that kicks off with Chicago’s beloved Fifth-House Ensemble, performing Unchained Melodies on January 20; continues with British flutist and composer Ian Clarke on February 17; and closes with the Chicago Harp Quartet on March 24.  Seating is limited so order soon!  Our lecture series brings a wide array of subjects including 3-D Cellular Printing, Listening In (Cybersecurity), the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, and Deep-Sea Bioluminescence with Edie Widder of ORCA.  Las Cafeteras of LA bring the funk on February 23, followed by Ireland’s Lunasa on March 9.  Don’t miss great family fun with Tomas Kubinek on April 13, the season closes with 18-year old jazz prodigy Matthew Whitaker and his trio on May 4Events.fnal.gov/arts-lecture-series or 630/840.ARTS for more info!
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Overshadowed Theatrical Productions Two great events for the young or young at heart!

  • Seussical the Musical is filled with energy, dance, great songs and just plain fun. Through mishaps and adventures, the unique characters in this musical finally find what they seek—their place in the world. Performing January 25 – February 9, 2019.
  • The Diary of Anne Frank, this adaptation of Anne’s story is a play of hope that will leave you with a deep sense of gratitude and a renewed courage to face whatever circumstances come your way. Performing March 8 – 30, 2019.

Both productions are performing at 900 Foster Avenue in Medinah, Illinois. For tickets call 630.634.2100 or visit our website at overshadowed.org. LEARN MORE Discovery Center Museum Discovery Center Museum is a hands-on children’s science museum with 250 interactive exhibits, outdoor science park, and special area for children under 7. Discovery Center is a top-rated family museum according to USA TODAY/10Best.com and Forbes.com. Located: 711 N. Main St. Rockford, IL.  General admission: $8/person; free for children under 2. Now until May 12: Thomas & Friends temporary exhibit admission: additional $3/person. Open 10 am to 5 pm seven days a week. SEE COUPON, use promo code 10375 for Buy One, Get One Free. For additional information, call log onto www.discoverycentermuseum.org.
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Main Event Main Event Entertainment Is the most FUN you can have under one roof! Enjoy multi-level laser tag, fun-filled bowling and an arcade gallery with 100+ arcade games! We are your event destination with packages for team building, corporate events and stress-free birthday parties. For more information, visit www.mainevent.com.
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Funtopia Adventure Parks Funtopia Adventure Parks in two awesome locations: Glenview and Naperville. Conveniently located Funtopia active entertainment centers offers tons of fun and challenging activities that are suited for visitors of all ages and skill levels.  Come visit us and Have Fun, Be Active!

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This week’s greater Chicago events…

FRIDAY, JANUARY 18

  • ADULTS Platform Tennis Mixer – Dinner, drinks and matches at the Platform Tennis Courts. Pros will give a quick drill to any beginners and then pair up players for a round of matches. 7-11 PM. Maryknoll Park, Glen Ellyn. Register at gepark.org.
  • FAMILY Magic by Randy Show – Randy will astonish with his engaging magic show! His hilarious performance will dazzle and delight the whole family. 7 PM. Helen Plum Library, Lombard. Free tickets available to library cardholders while supplies last. helenplum.org.
  • TEEN Pool Party – Enjoy swimming, food and entertainment at this luau-themed pool party. Grades 5-8. $10 pre-registration online or $15 at the door. 7-9:30 PM. Olympic Indoor Swim Center, Arlington Heights. ahpd.org.
  • FAMILY Pond & Koi Society Club Meeting – Join the Midwest Pond & Koi Society’s monthly meeting to discuss winter and ponds. Everyone welcome, you don’t need to be a member to attend. Bohemian Crystal, Westmont. Call for reservations 312-409-2081. mpks.org.
  • FAMILY Enchanted Railroad – 1/18-2/24. The Enchanted Railroad pulls into The Morton Arboretum this January. The intricate model railroad winds through magnificent scenery, including tree collections from around the world. The trains run at a child-friendly height. The Arboretum offers times specifically for those with sensory sensitivities. Free with Arboretum admission. 10 AM-4 PM Monday-Friday. 9 AM-4 PM Saturday and Sunday. Morton Arboretum, Lisle. 630-968-0074.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 19

  • ADULTS Free Nature Cross Country Ski – Enjoy an early morning guided glide followed by hot cocoa and cider. Participants must bring their own skis. 8-9 AM. Churchill Park, Glen Ellyn. gepark.org.
  • TEEN/ADULT CPR/AED and First Aid Certification – Training and certification for CPR and AED use for adults, children and infants along with first aid techniques. 10 AM-12 PM. Ackerman Sports and Fitness Center, Glen Ellyn. Register at gepark.org.
  • KIDS Fox Valley Ninja Warrior – Drop in and put your ninja skills to the test! Enjoy two different age-appropriate obstacle courses, 4-6 years old and 7-11 years old. Each participant will create their own ninja headband. 1-2:30 PM. Eola Community Center, Aurora. Fee, register at foxvalleyparkdistrict.org. 630-851-8990.
  • FAMILY Lake Geneva Ice Castles – Experience this awe-inspiring frozen attraction that brings fairy tales to life. Built entirely by hand, the castles include LED-lit sculptures, frozen thrones, ice-carved tunnels, slides and fountains. Weather permitting, open Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4-9 PM; Fridays 4-10:30 PM; Saturday 12-10:30 PM; Sunday 12-8 PM; closed Tuesdays. Riviera Beach, Lake Geneva, WI. Advanced ticket purchase recommended. 866-435-2850 or icecastles.com.
  • KIDS Free Nature Discovery Days – 1/5, 1/19, 2/2, 2/16. Experience fun, hands-on activities, games, crafts, experiments and more. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. 10:30 AM-2:30 PM. Knoch Knolls Nature Center, Naperville. napervilleparks.org/kknc.
  • CHICAGO/CITY  Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival – January 17-27. Enjoy unique contemporary puppet acts and artists from around the world. Events take place at cultural venues around the city. Purchase tickets at chicagopuppetfest.org.
  • CHICAGO/CITY  Lunapalooza Lunar Eclipse Observing Event – January 20. Bring the family to celebrate the total lunar eclipse. The event includes outdoor eclipse viewing in a semi-heated area, free hot chocolate and a glow-in-the-dark pajama party. Free outside observing, paid admission for indoor event. 8 PM-12 AM. Adler Planetarium, Chicago. adlerplanetarium.org.
  • CHICAGO/CITY  Maggie Daley Park Skating Ribbon – Through March. Lace up your skates and enjoy an ice-skating experience unlike any other on a path of ice winding through the rolling city landscape. Free admission, fee to rent skates. Chicago. 312-552-3000. maggiedaleypark.com.
  • CHICAGO/CITY  McCormick Tribune Ice Rink – Through March. Free lessons on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays one hour before the rink opens. Free admission, fee to rent skates. Chicago. 312-742-1168. cityofchicago.org.
  • COOKING French Classics Cooking Classes with Executive Chef Bruce Williams, 10am to 12pm on Saturday, January 19 and February 23.  Call 630-472-1900 for more information or to make a reservation. Mon Ami Gabi is located at the east side of Oakbrook Center mall, near Neiman Marcus at 260 Oakbrook Center Oak Brook, IL 60523

SUNDAY, JANUARY 20

  • ADULTS Gallery Talk: Affairs of the Heart – Join Elmhurst History Museum’s Curator of Exhibits for an intimate look into courtship and marriage customs in the 19th and 20th centuries. Drop-in program. 2 PM. Elmhurst History Museum. 630-833-1457.
  • FAMILY Lunar Eclipse and Night Hike – View the total Lunar Eclipse, enjoy free hot chocolate, and enter to win a $100 gift certificate for the Glen Ellyn Park District at this free event. 7:30-11:45 PM. Lake Ellyn Boathouse, Glen Ellyn. gepark.org.
  • FAMILY Lake Geneva Ice Castles – Experience this awe-inspiring frozen attraction that brings fairy tales to life. Built entirely by hand, the castles include LED-lit sculptures, frozen thrones, ice-carved tunnels, slides and fountains. Weather permitting, open Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4-9 PM; Fridays 4-10:30 PM; Saturday 12-10:30 PM; Sunday 12-8 PM; closed Tuesdays. Riviera Beach, Lake Geneva, WI. Advanced ticket purchase recommended. 866-435-2850 or icecastles.com.
  • KIDS Rainbow Therapy – 1/20, 2/17. Children with disabilities are invited to experience the benefits of interacting with trained therapy dogs. Rainbow dog handlers will work with children to strengthen motor skills, learn social skills and improve language use. Ages 7-12. 12:15-1:15 PM. Skokie Public Library. Register 847-673-7774.
  • CHICAGO/CITY  Lunapalooza Lunar Eclipse Observing Event – January 20. Bring the family to celebrate the total lunar eclipse. The event includes outdoor eclipse viewing in a semi-heated area, free hot chocolate and a glow-in-the-dark pajama party. Free outside observing, paid admission for indoor event. 8 PM-12 AM. Adler Planetarium, Chicago. adlerplanetarium.org.

MONDAY, JANUARY 21

  • KIDS Mini Golf – Play through the pop-up mini golf course that the Teen Advisory Board created. All ages welcome. 9:30-11 AM. Helen Plum Library, Lombard. Free tickets available to library cardholders while supplies last. helenplum.org.
  • FAMILY Archery – Learn the basic techniques and safety essentials of this classic sport. Equipment provided. Ages 8 and up with an adult. 12-1:30 PM. Herrick Lake Forest Preserve, Wheaton. Fee, call to register 630-933-7248 or dupageforest.org.
  • WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23
  • ADULTS Free Guided Nature Walk – Enjoy a casual walk led by the Glen Ellyn Park District’s naturalist. Learn a little about the parks including efforts underway to improve the natural features, and look for interesting wildlife and plants along the way. 9-10 AM. Village Green Park, Glen Ellyn. gepark.org.
  • TEENS Glow in the Dark STEAM Team – Experience a variety of glow in the dark experiments. Grades 4-8. 4:15 PM. Helen Plum Library, Lombard. Register 630-627-0316 or helenplum.org.
  • KIDS Wee Wanderer Wednesdays – 1/9, 1/23, 2/6, 2/20. Enjoy a morning of nature fun! Time will be spent outdoors weather permitting. Ages 2-6 with a parent/caregiver. 10 AM. Space is limited; hold your spot starting at 9:30 AM. Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington Hills. 847-381-6592.

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Fitness Race Events

  • Frosty 5K/1 Mile Walk – Sat. 1/19 at 9 AM. New Castle Recreation Center, Burbank. 708-599-2070.
  • Fox Valley Winter Challenge Trail Series – Sat. 1/19 at 10 AM. 5K trail run. Hickory Knolls Nature Area, St. Charles. runandachieve.com.
  • Tour de Trails – Sat. 1/19 at 11 AM. 6-mile run. Atwood Park, Rockford. runsignup.com.
  • ET Indoor Triathlon – Sun. 1/20 at 7 AM. 10-minute swim, 30-minute bike ride, 20-minute run. ET Training Center, Lisle. experiencetriathlon.com.


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