YOUR WEEKEND+ for 11/8 to 11/14
YOUR WEEKEND+ for Nov. 8th to Nov. 14th
(Thursday though next Wednesday)
Here are loads of terrific things to do in the upcoming week…from Suburban Family’s extensive database of local events and activities.
PLACES TO GO, THINGS TO DO…
Chicago Steel Hockey Team…Friday Home Game!
Join the Chicago Steel Hockey Team for fast-paced family fun at the Fox Valley Ice Arena in Geneva and see the future stars of college and pro hockey! Home games: 11/9, 11/23 (family ticket pack game), 11/30, 12/4, 12/8 (post-game skate), 12/29 (mascot bobblehead giveaway & post-game skate). Tickets start at just $10; sit on the glass for only $20. Plus, parking is always free! Check out the full promotional schedule and purchase tickets at ChicagoSteelHockeyTeam.com.
Kohl Children’s Museum
Seventeen interactive hands-on exhibits to spark curiosity and inspire a love of learning for children ages birth to 8. Through January 13, walk into your favorite children’s books in Storyland, featuring Peter Rabbit, The Snowy Day, Abuela, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, and more! Also, don’t miss our New Year’s Eve Bash – tickets on sale soon. 2100 Patriot Blvd., Glenview. 847-832-6600. kcmgc.org.
Golf Center Des Plaines
Our lighted, heated, 80-bay Driving Range features automatic ball tee-up and a 300-yard targeted landing area. The unique 1-1/2 acre Short Game Practice Area, where you can practice chip shots from up to 60 yards out, includes three bunkers and multiple greens. Money-saving Unlimited Annual Memberships make great gifts. 353 N. River Road, Des Plaines. For more info, call 847-803-GOLF or visit www.GolfCenterDesPlaines.com. Open year-round.
Santa’s Village Amusement Park
The 2018 Magical Christmas Season at Santa’s Village promises something for everyone! From the moment you pass through the front gates, it is apparent that Santa’s Village is a special place for creating new holiday memories. With 23 rides, animals, shows, games, and all your favorite fun foods you’re bound to have a magical time. From Picnics to Parties, toddlers to tweens, and thrill seekers to party goers … Santa’s Village is the perfect place for a day of play for your next family or group outing. Visit Santasvillagedundee.com for further details. Located at 601 E. Dundee Ave., East Dundee
Aboard Spirit, Winter’s Never Looked Better
Did you know that Spirit of Chicago cruises all year long? And aboard the cozy, festive decks, you’ll see a whole new side of winter. Bring your family aboard to see magical, winter views of classic Chicago sites like Buckingham Fountain, the Adler Planetarium, Trump Tower, Willis Tower and more! Your cruise will include a delicious buffet-style meal and DJ entertainment. For the highlight of your holidays, plan your cruise at SpiritofChicago.com.
STAY TUNED FOR MANY MORE HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES AS THE SEASON UNFOLDS.
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FITNESS / RACE EVENTS…
Gobbler Hobbler 10K & Mashed Potato Mile – Sunday, November 11 at 8:30 AM. Check out this scenic chip-timed course! Oswego, IL. 630.554.1010. www.oswegolandparkdistrict.org.
- Gobbler Hobbler 10K & Mashed Potato Mile – Sun 11/11 at 8:30 AM. Check out this scenic chip-timed course!Oswego, IL. 630-554-1010. www.oswegolandparkdistrict.org
- Orland Hills Turkey Trot – Sat 11/10. 1 MI Juniors Run at 9 AM and 5K Run at 10 AM. Kelly Park, Orland Hills. ohrecreation.org.
- Panting for Paws 5K – Sat 11/10 at 8:30 AM 5K Run/Walk and 1 MI Run/Walk. CARA Certified. Benefits Helping Paws Animal Shelter. Crystal Lake. 815-338-4400.
- Run 4 The Rescues – Sat 11/10 at 9 AM 5K Race and Family Fun Run. Benefits Field of Dreams Horse Rescue and Adoption. LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve, west of St. Charles. Run4rescue.itsyourrace.com.
- Red Eye 5K – Sun 11/11 at 6:15 AM 5K Run/Walk. Joliet. itsyourrace.com.
- Gobble, Gobble Run or Wobble – Sat 11/17 5K Turkey Trot at 9 AM. Benefits St. Linus School and local charities. stlinusoaklawn.org.
UPCOMING FITNESS / RACE EVENTS:
- Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell Run, Western Suburbs – Sat 11/17 at 9 AM 5K Run/Walk. Cantigny Park, Wheaton. 773-917-5601. www.jbr.org/westernsuburbs.
- Roselle 5th Annual Turkey Tango/Trot 5K – Thurs. Nov. 22nd at 8 AM. Thanksgiving Morning. 5K Run/Walk, Chipped Time, USATF certified. Hot Chocolate and post-race refreshments. Roselle, IL. www.Roselle5K.com.
- Chilly Chili 5k Run/Walk – Sat. Dec. 1st at 10 AM. 5K Run/Walk . USATF certified. Schaumburg Golf Course, 401 N. Roselle Rd., Schaumburg . 847-490-7015. www.parkfun.com.
- Arlington Heights Annual Rotary Santa Run & Walk – Sat. Dec. 1st at 10 a.m. 5K run, 1 mile walk & kids reindeer run. Proceeds fund Rotary projects that benefit local & global communities. Downtown Arlington Heights. www.RotarySantaRun.org
- 10th Annual Frigid 5K & Candy Cane Kids Dash – Sun. Dec. 2nd at 8 AM. Centennial Park. 16028 127th St., Lemont. 630-257-6787. Register at www.Active.com.
- Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell Run, Chicago – Sat 12/08 at 9 AM 5K Run/Walk. Chicago History Museum. 312-248-4593. www.jbr.org/chicago
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THIS WEEK’S GREATER CHICAGO EVENTS…
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9
- CONCERT Jazz – ZAZZ, a jazz combo, performs a classical/jazz concert combines classical music with jazz influence and jazz standards with a classical twist. Family-friendly. 7:30 PM. 95th Street Public Library, Naperville. dupagesympthony.org.
- FAMILY Fall Family Fun — Children’s games, music, a jumpy and tons of fun! Light snacks and refreshments will be served. 6 – 8 PM. Lemont Park District. lemontparkdistrict.org.
- FAMILY Mother Son Date Night – Dancing, music, game challenges, food and activities. Professional photographer available. Ages 3-13 with adult. 6:30 – 8 PM. Plainfield Township Community Center, Plainfield. plfdparks.org.
- KIDS Night Out – Gym time, music, crafts and a movie. Bring a pillow and blanket to watch movie. Ages 5-12. 6:30-10 PM. Community Rec Center, Addison. addisonparks.org.
- PRESENTATION Doughboys of Cantigny – Oral histories narrated by a curator that will introduce the stories of the Battle of Cantigny veterans. 7 PM. Visitors Center, Cantigny Park, Wheaton. 630-668-5161 www.cantigny.org.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10
- ADULTS Beer Tasting – “Brew it Forward” offers beer, food and family activities. Benefits Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans in Wheaton. 1-4 PM. Cantigny Park, Wheaton. 630-668-5161. www.cantigny.org.
- ADULTS Adoption – “The Adoption Process from A to Z.” An attorney specializing in adoptions guides you through the fundamentals of an adoption and the legal steps involved. 1-2:30 PM. Lincoln Belmont Branch of the Chicago Public Libraries. Register by 11/8. 312-744-0166.
- FAMILY Dive In Movie – Float in the pool on your own inflatable raft or noodle while watching a movie (“Coco”) on a poolside big screen. 7 PM. Oak Brook Park District. 630-990-4233. obparks.org.
- FAMILY Restoration Work Day — A perfect outdoor volunteering opportunity to help clear invasive plants, plant native flowers, trees and seeds, maintain trails and more. 9 AM-11 AM. Churchill Park, Glen Ellyn. www.gepark.org/restoration.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11
- ADULTS French Connection Dinner — Hosted by Mon Ami Gabi and Elmhurst Symphony Orchestr, a classic French dinner. 6 – 8 PM. Mon Ami Gabi, Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook. Space limited to 50. Reservations required. Tickets elmhurstymphony.org.
- FAMILY Armistice Day: Bells of Peace – Bells will toll in remembrance of the 100th anniversary of Veterans Day (previously known as Armistice Day). Bring a bell to ring. Ceremony will include a bagpipe performance; tea and other warm beverages served. 10:50 AM. Cantigny Park, Wheaton. 630-668-5161. www.cantigny.org.
- FAMILY Jedi in Training – Star Wars-themed training, food, and make-your-own Jedi tunic – and an appearance from Darth Vader. 3-5 PM. New Lenox Park District. newlenoxparks.org.
- FAMILY Veteran’s Day Presentation – WWI living history impersonator will bring dramatic life to a presentation regarding The Great War. 2 PM. Elmhurst History Museum, Elmhurst. Register 630-530-6879. elmhursthistory.org.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13
- ADULTS Coloring Workshop – Learn how to use a color wheel to make your work more interesting. Supplies provided or bring your own. 6 – 9 PM. Bloomingdale Park District. 630-529-3650. bloomingdaleparks.org.
- KIDS Survival Club – Learn fire building, first aid, shelter construction and other skills. Ages 8-10. 6-7 PM. Red Oak Nature Center, Batavia. 630-897-1808. foxvalleyparkdistrict.org.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14
- ADULTS MasterMoms: Cyber Safety – Get current on the latest apps, streaks, snaps and stories with presentation given by national expert. 7 PM-9 PM. Lake Ellyn Boathouse, Glen Ellyn. Register gepark.org.
- ADULTS Create Nature Wood Ornaments – Explore the basics of painting in acrylics on wood with a nature artist to create a unique ornament. 7 PM. Bloomingdale Park District Museum, Bloomingdale. 630-624-9545.
- ADULTS Wine & Canvas at the Farm – Bring a bottle of your favorite wine, some friends and create a painting – all materials included. 6:30-8:30 PM. Blackberry Farm, Aurora. 630-892-1550. foxvalleyparkdistrict.
- FAMILY Mother Daughter Activity Night – Bake and decorate cookies as well as cupcakes and enjoy games and a craft. 6:30 – 8 PM. Jewett Park Community Center, Deerfield. Deerfield Park District. 847-945-0650. deerfieldparks.org.
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