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YOUR WEEKEND+

YOUR WEEKEND+ for 2/8 to 2/14

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 YOUR WEEKEND+ for February 8 to February 14
(Thursday through next Wednesday)

Here is this week’s “YOUR WEEKEND+” which highlights our full database of events and activities for the upcoming seven day period with special focus on this weekend.

The Chicago Suburban Family – “Winter Fun!” issue 2018 is available here…

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WINTER BOREDOM BUSTERS!

When the chilly temps hit the Chicago suburbs, it can be easy to just slip into hibernation mode. But, don’t let the cold weather freeze your family’s fun. Lucky for you, we’ve got a great variety of indoor and outdoor activities to keep the whole family entertained and moving through these cold wintry months. You won’t want to miss these family-friendly, winter fun happenings…..

Burpee Museum of Natural History
Join Rockford’s Burpee Museum of Natural History in celebrating “20 Years of PaleoFest” March 3-4, 2018. PaleoFest is an event like no other, featuring talks on exciting new finds, upcoming research, and a window into the current work of noted paleontologists from around the world. Home to a world-class collection, Burpee is proud to continue this tradition with workshops for kids, family events and research-based talks. For more information visit www.burpee.org or call 815-965-3433.
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Wilmot Mountain
Now part of Vail Resorts with $13M in Renovations.  Celebrate 80 years of winter fun at Wilmot Mountain and experience our new Children’s Learning Center, Main Lodge transformation, three new quad lifts, expanded Terrain Parks, upgraded food & beverages and season long events! Ski, snowboard and tube with us this season. 11931 Fox River Road, Wilmot, WI. www.wilmotmountain.com .
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TransWorld’s Jewelry, Fashion & Accessories Show
Don’t miss TransWorld’s Jewelry, Fashion & Accessories Show coming to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL on February 15-18, 2018. Why attend the JF&A Show? So you can SEE IT, TOUCH IT, COMPARE IT, then bring it home to enjoy.  Find jewelry, fashion, accessories, gift, beauty, home décor, gourmet foods, housewares, and more, from 200 leading wholesalers, distributors, manufacturers and resellers from around the world. Shop for yourself, your family, and friends for every occasion and celebration.  A day at a TransWorld’s JF&A Show adds up to a great time and better deals than you will find in any mall. Get FREE gifts just for attending and buying at the show.  NEW FOR SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18th:  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 Emoji Keychain as a gift from us.  For complete details, visit our website at: www.jfashow.com to register.
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Creek Bend Nature Center
Visit Creek Bend Nature Center for fun, interactive exhibits. There’s plenty to see and do – both inside and out! Learn all about oaks. See what the Fox River might look like below the surface. View bison in our prairie wild exhibit. Enjoy scavenger hunts, hikes and scheduled nature programs. Visit www.kaneforest.com or call 630-444-3190. At Creek Bend Nature Center, you can explore galore! Open Monday – Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., and Saturday – Sunday from noon – 4 p.m. Admission is always free. 37W700 Dean St., St. Charles.

Kohl’s Children’s Museum
Seventeen interactive hands-on exhibits to spark curiosity and inspire a love of learning for children ages birth to 8. Through March 4th, test your design and construction skills in our Build It! exhibit. Recreate famous Chicago skyline sights, test the strength of your buildings on our earthquake table, and dive into our large blue Imagination Playground blocks to build whatever you can imagine! 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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Midwest Pond & Koi
Get involved this year in “Your local water gardening and koi club.” The first club meeting on the topic of Golden Orfes will be on Jan. 19th at the Bohemian Crystal, Restaurant in Westmont. Our second meeting of the year will be on February 16th on the topic of Kloubec Koi Farm. Meeting place toTBD. For more information on events and contacts, please call 312-409-2081 or visit www.MPKS.org

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 4th.  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.

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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Cascade Mountain 
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 45 ski trails, 12 lifts and snow tubing. Phase I of a three-phase expansion project has was completed last season. This $9 million dollar  project included two new lifts, nine 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 .
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FITNESS / RACE EVENTS…

  • Cupid’s Undie Run – Sat. 2/10. at 2 PM. 1 mile fun run. A “brief” run in your undies or costume, benefits Neurofibromatosis. Chicago. cupids.org.

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ON STAGE Upcoming Shows…Get Tickets Now!

The Manhattan Transfer, Buddy Guy, Lewis Black, Los Lobos, Daughtry, Jim Jeffries, Decades Rewind, 3 Doors Down, and more!
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N Chicago St., Joliet
Various dates

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On Golden Pond, By Ernest Thompson
Overshadowed Theatrical Productions
900 Foster Avenue, Medinah
February 9 – March 3
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The Emperor’s New Clothes
Marriott Theatre
10 Marriott Dr., Lincolnshire.
February 23 – May 12, 2018

Monster Jam® 
Allstate Arena, Rosemont
March 2-5, 2018

Golden Dragon Acrobats from China, Ireland’s hottest new groups, The High Kings, Villalobos Brothers, Lectures and Chamber Music
Fermilab Arts & Lecture Series
Located in Wilson Hall, Batavia
Various dates
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GREATER CHICAGO EVENTS…

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8

  • ADULTS Weight Loss – Support community of “real” people for weight loss. 5:30-6:30 PM. Poplar Creek Library, Streamwood. 630-280-6628.
  • ADULTS Amplified Phones – For hard of hearing individuals, attend this program to see if you quality for a free amplified phone, test sample phones. 8:30 AM. Disability Resource Center, Joliet. 815-729-0162.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9

  • ADULTS Advanced Photoshop Elements – Take your Photoshop Elements skills to the next level by learning to enhance your digital photos using layers, cloning, and content-aware fill. Sample images can be provided, but you are encouraged to bring your own. 11AM-12:30 PM. Skokie Public Library. 847-673-7774.
  • ADULTS “Drinkin’ With Lincoln” – Lemont Area Historical Society takes a walk through Lemont’s historic hangouts with a pub crawl. Visit the saloons, taverns and pubs of days gone by to learn their history.  Starts at 7 PM. Register 630-257-2972.
  • FAMILY Daddy Daughter Luau – Hawaiian shirts and hula skirts welcome for dinner, dancing and crafting. Ages 4-10. 6-8 PM. Grand Oaks Rec Center, Crystal Lake. Register by 1/2. Also on 2/10. 815-459-0680.
  • FAMILY Mother Son Date Night – A special evening of dinner, dessert, games and dancing. Suites and dresses are suggested. Ages 4 and up. 6:30-8:30 PM. Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club, Hoffman Estates. 847-885-7500.
  • FAMILY Ice Sculpture Festival – 2/9-11. Decorative ice sculpture competition includes live ice carving demonstrations, live entertainment and family activities. Fri 6:30 PM, Sat and Sun 11 AM-3PM. Downtown Downers Grove. 630-725-0991.
  • FAMILY Movie – “Descendants 2” Mail teams up with the children of Captain Hook and Gaston to face her archenemy Uma on the Isle of the Lost. 7-9 PM. Skokie Public Library. 847-673-7774.
  • TEENS/TWEENS Skating Party – “Friday Night Meltdown” lets you enjoy ice skating while a DJ plays hits and disco lighting shines on the ice throughout the night. Skate rentals available. 8:15-10:15 PM. 847-724-2800.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10

  • FAMILY Victorian Valentines – Valentines of the Victorian era were treasured keepsakes, incorporating feathers, beads, and bits of fabric. Create your own Victorian-style valentines in a fun, afternoon workshop.
  • All ages. 1- PM. DuPage County Historical Museum, Wheaton, IL. Register 630-510-4941.
  • FAMILY Geocache – Is your Valentine hiding at Northside Park? Use a GPS unit to find out! Enjoy marshmallows and hot chocolate afterwards. One GPS unit provided per family. 1-2:30 PM. Northside Park Boy Scout Cabin, Lincoln Marsh, Wheaton. 630-871-2810.
  • CHICAGO / CITY  Handmade Market Chicago – Through March 10. Connects makers of beautiful things to those who appreciate the unique and handmade. Shop jewelry, clothing, handbags and paper crafts at this monthly fair in Ukrainian Village. The Empty Bottle, Chicago. handmadechicago.com.
  • CHICAGO / CITY  Maggie Daley Park Skating Ribbon – Through March. Among the “alpine in a city,” lace up your skates and enjoy an ice skating experience unlike any other on a path of ice winding through the rolling landscape. Chicago. 312-744-3316. maggiedaleypark.com. chicagoboatshow.com.
  • CHICAGO / CITY  McCormick Tribune Ice Rink – Through March. Lessons and special programming weekends and during the Chicago Public Schools’ winter break. Skate rentals available. Chicago. 312-744-3316. millenniumpark.org.
  • CHICAGO / CITY  Neighborhoods of the World – February-March. Celebrate cultures form across the world with exhibits, art shows, cuisine tastings and live music. Navy Pier, Chicago. navypier.org.
  • CHICAGO / CITY  Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen – February 5-May 1. See eight gigantic, kinetic, wind-power sculptures by Dutch artist and physicist Theo Jansen. Chicago Culture Center, Chicago. cityofchicago.org

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11

  • FAMILY Actor Portrayal: The Lincolns Present The Gettysburg Address – Join President Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln on the eve of his birthday to hear about the genesis of his most famous speech. Take a photo with the president and first lady afterwards, kids can test their 19th century handwriting with a steel-tipped pen and ink. All ages. 2-3:30 PM. Elmhurst History Museum Education Center, Elmhurst. Register 630-530-6879.
  • FAMILY Sweetheart Tea – Bring your sweetheart to the Colonel Palmer House for an elegant luncheon and tea. Historic home with Victorian setting. Ages 4 and up. 12:30 PM. Crystal Lake. Register by 2/3 815-477-5873. Also 2/12 at 3 PM.
  • CHICAGO / CITY  Handmade Market Chicago – Through March 10. Connects makers of beautiful things to those who appreciate the unique and handmade. Shop jewelry, clothing, handbags and paper crafts at this monthly fair in Ukrainian Village. The Empty Bottle, Chicago. handmadechicago.com.
  • CHICAGO / CITY  Maggie Daley Park Skating Ribbon – Through March. Among the “alpine in a city,” lace up your skates and enjoy an ice skating experience unlike any other on a path of ice winding through the rolling landscape. Chicago. 312-744-3316. maggiedaleypark.com. chicagoboatshow.com.
  • CHICAGO / CITY  McCormick Tribune Ice Rink – Through March. Lessons and special programming weekends and during the Chicago Public Schools’ winter break. Skate rentals available. Chicago. 312-744-3316. millenniumpark.org.
  • CHICAGO / CITY  Neighborhoods of the World – February-March. Celebrate cultures form across the world with exhibits, art shows, cuisine tastings and live music. Navy Pier, Chicago. navypier.org.
  • CHICAGO / CITY  Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen – February 5-May 1. See eight gigantic, kinetic, wind-power sculptures by Dutch artist and physicist Theo Jansen. Chicago Culture Center, Chicago. cityofchicago.org

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12

  • FAMILY Black Evanstonian History Makers Up Close – Meet and greet influential African American people of Evanston who have paved a path of hope and change. Reception with light snacks follows. All ages. 7-9 PM. Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Evanston. 847-866-5914.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13

  • FAMILY Swingin’ Sweethearts – Kid Rock Events for Daddy/Daughter and Mommy/Son, sweetheart music and dance party. Valentine’s activities, chocolate candy, flowers. Ages 1-5 with adult. 5-5:45 PM. Cantigny Visitor’s Center Medill Room, Cantigny Park, Wheaton. Register 630.260.8162. www.cantigny.org.

***ONGOING EVENTS…

Here are events with multiple dates: See Ongoing Events

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FIT & FUN ACTIVITIES…

Camp Anokijig
Outrageous fun is around every corner at Camp Anokijig! For 92 years, we have nurtured independence, character, and confidence in our campers as they build positive values, friendships, and life skills through their experiences. We offer a huge variety of activities for campers to self-direct their own camp experience, build self-esteem, and create an enriching week of summer camp. Convenient, 1-week sessions offer valuable flexibility to accommodate busy family schedules. Be part of the family and catch the Anokijig spirit! For more information: www.anokijig.com or 920-893-0782 (ACA Accredited).

InZone
InZone, Harper College’s enrichment and sports camp for ages 8 to 14, fills your summer with fun and learning. Kids can expand their art creativity, develop outdoor education skills, create their own video games or become the master of STEM challenges, all while making new friends. Visit harpercollegece.com/inzone to learn more about InZone, request a catalog, and schedule your summer fun. Harper College CE, 1200 West Algonquin Road, Palatine, IL 60067. inzone@harpercollege.edu 847.925.6300
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Animal Camp Jamaica
Travel abroad with Animal Camp Jamaica – Ages 13-18. This 13 day program focuses on Marine Biology and Cultutral Immersion. Spend mornings snorkeling and afternoons exploring the island of Jamaica swimming with dolphins, trying exotic foods, and jumping from waterfalls! Campers stay at Seven Palms Villa in Runaway Bay, Jamaica. www.AnimalCampJamaica.com For more info call (573) 458-2125.

Great Lakes Center Youth Volleyball Academy
The GLCYA is accepting girls and boys ages 2-14 for the Great Lakes Center Youth Volleyball Academy Fall, Club, Winter and Spring programs. All sessions focus on motor development and individual skill development by teaching both proper skill technique and introducing the young athlete to age appropriate game play as well for volleyball. We are also offering winter/spring clinics and lessons for all ages.  The Great Lakes Volleyball Center is located at 579 N. Oakhurst Drive, Aurora, IL. 60502. For more info call 630-898-6400 or visit www.greatlakescenter.com FB: Great Lakes Center Youth Academy

Illinois Stampede B-Ball
The Illinois Stampede youth basketball program will be hosting tryouts for players for our 2018 spring/Summer season. Illinois Stampede program is centered on the concept of teaching fundamental skills and developing the complete player for boys 3rd-11th and girls 5th-10th grade. Selected players for our teams will compete in highly competitive leagues and tournament play throughout the chicagoland area. Pre-Register online starting in January and tryouts are Free! all  Players will be selected for teams based on skill level. For registration details please visit us at www.illinoisstampede.org or call 630-442-0075.

Cub Creek Science Camp
For ages 7-17. Imagine a summer camp where you can eat breakfast next to a colony of lemurs, zoom down a zip-line and pet a camel before lunch, and play a camp wide game of Capture the Flag after dinner! We are that camp! With 300 animals including porcupines, foxes, parrots, lizards, miniature horses, a 6-element ropes course, and classes in chemistry, pottery, culinary, animal care, and many more, we are a truly unique summer camp experience! A/C cabins.  ACA accredited. www.MOScienceCamp.com (573) 458-2125.

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