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YOUR WEEKEND+

YOUR WEEKEND+ for 3/15 to 3/21

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 YOUR WEEKEND+ for March 15 to March 21
(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 new issue of Chicago Suburban Family is here – March + April 2018 – Summer Camps, 2018 Fitness Events and Springtime Fun!

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HAPPY ST. PATRICK”S DAY WEEKEND…

Here are a great variety of indoor and outdoor activities to keep the whole family during these (hopefully) last few days of winter… 

Chicagoland Family Pet Expo 
3/16-18. One-stop venue for pet products and services with over 200 exhibits. Fri 1-9 PM, Sat 9 AM-6PM. Sun 10 AM-5 PM. Arlington International Racecourse, Arlington Heights. petschicago.com.

Creek Bend Nature Center
Join us on a guided hike through the preserve. Sample pure, local syrup. Plus, check-out interactive exhibits inside Creek Bend Nature Center. Bring the whole family for this fun, FREE program. Creek Bend Nature Center is located within LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve at 37W700 Dean St., St. Charles. See www.kaneforest.com or call 630-444-3190.

Kohl Children’s Museum
Visit our Animal Secrets exhibit to discover the mysteries of animal habitats, including meadows, woodlands, and caves. Opens March 20th. Kohl Children’s Museum offers a menagerie of activities this spring, including our Habitat Park Egg Hunt on Sat, Mar 31 from 10 – 2 (weather permitting) and special Earth Day activities on Sun, April 22. Great for toddlers through age 8! Located at 2100 Patriot Blvd., Glenview. 847-832-6600. www.kcmgc.org .
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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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Bartlett Park District
Bartlett Aquatic Center
Outdoor Water Park
2017 Platinum International Aquatic Safety Award by Jeff Ellis and Associates for exceeding industry standards in risk management and epitomizing aquatic safety excellence.Take a wild ride at the Bartlett Aquatic Center and experience a New Way to Play! Amenities include an eight-lane lap pool with a zero-depth entry section, tube slide, lazy river, aquatic zip line, drop slide, two body slides, and spray playground, a sand-play area, and a concessions area. Available for private rentals, group outings and birthday parties. 620 W. Stearns Rd., Bartlett, IL 60103. For hours of operation and more information call 630.540.4800 or visit www.bartlettparks.org

Hoffman Estates Park District
Triphahn Ice Arena
The Hoffman Estates Park District’s ice programs are known as one of the finest in the Chicago area. The Triphahn Ice Arena is a premier regional ice facility. This state of the arena offers two NHL sized sheets of ice, which are used for our Figure Skating Academy and Wolf Pack Hockey program, as well as home to the Chicago Wolves Hockey Team. For more information, visit heparks.org or call 847-885-7500.

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FITNESS / RACE EVENTS…

  • Deer Park St. Paddy’s Day 5K Run/Walk – Sat 3/17 at 8:15 AM. 10K, 5K and Kids’ Dash. Benefits WINGS. Deer Park. allcommunityevents.com.
  • Fox Valley Winter Challenge Trail Race #3 – Sat 3/17 at 10 AM. 10K trail Run. Fabyan East Forest Preserve, Geneva. racedirector@Runandachieve.com.
  • Get Lucky Chicago – Sat 3/17 at 9 AM half marathon, 14K and 7K. USATF Certified. Soldier Field, Chicago. monsterRunseries.com.
  • McHenry Shamrock Shuffle 5K Walk/Run – Sat 3/17 at 8 AM. New Kids’ Dash 1/4 MI 7:45 AM. USATF certified. McHenry. mchenrykiwanis.org.
  • Shamrock Chicago 5K Beer Run – Sat 3/17 at 10 AM. 5K novelty Run/Walk. Arlington Heights. shamrockbeerRun.com.
  • St. Paddy’s Day 5K and 8K Run/Walk – Sat 3/17 at 9:30 AM. USATF certified. Benefits Greater Chicago Food Depository. Lincoln Park, Chicago. 773-868-3010.
  • Amita Health Bolingbrook St. Paddy’s Half Marathon and 5K – Sun 3/18 at 8:15 AM Half Marathon, 5K and Kids’ Dash. Benefits Bolingbrook Hospital Foundation. Bolingbrook. allcommunityevents.com.
  • March Madness Half Marathon – Sun 3/18 at 8:35 AM. Cary. racedirector@hillstriders.com.

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SUPER SUMMER CAMPS


GREATER CHICAGO EVENTS…

THURSDAY, MARCH 15

  • ADULTS Workshop – Learn to identify and avoid healthcare, lottery/sweepstakes and work-at-home scams. Robert J. Miller Homeland Security Education Center, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn. 1-3 PM. Register 630-942-3427.

FRIDAY, MARCH 16

  • FAMILY Little Leprechauns – Stories, fun crafts and a special treat. Ages 3-5. 10-11 AM. McCormick House, Cantigny Park, Wheaton. Register 630-260-8162.
  • MOMS/SONS Game Night – Bring mom, grandmother or aunt to enjoy a variety of games, pizza and dessert. Ages 5-10. 6:30 PM. Pavilion, Elk Grove Park District. 847-437-9494.
  • Chicagoland Family Pet Expo – 3/16-18. One-stop venue for pet products and services with over 200 exhibits. Fri 1-9 PM, Sat 9 AM-6PM. Sun 10 AM-5 PM. Arlington International Racecourse, Arlington Heights. petschicago.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 17

  •  FAMILY Pot of Gold Climb – Come and try your luck at climbing for “gold” and other treasures on the climbing wall at Prairie Stone Sports & Wellness Center. Ages 4-13. 1 -3 PM. Hoffman Estates Park District. Register 847-285-5417.
  • FAMILY Star Party – Galactic party time; take a tour of the night sky to find constellations, planets, star clusters and make a sky map to take home. End the evening around the campfire listening to constellation tales while roasting s’mores. Ages 7-12. 7-9 PM. Downers Grove Park District. Register dgparks.org. 630-960-7500.
  • TEENS Smash Bros. Tourney – Challenge your friends and prove yourself the best character. Double elimination tournament with prizes for winners and pizza and refreshments for everyone. Ages 11-19. 6-9 PM. St. Charles Park District. 630-513-6200.
  • HOBBYISTS Quilt Show – 3/17, 18. Quilts of all sizes, colors, and ages will be on display. To inquire about displaying a quilt, call 630-834-3152. 10 AM-3 PM. Bensenville Park District. 630-766-7015. mpks.org.
  • Chicagoland Family Pet Expo – 3/16-18. One-stop venue for pet products and services with over 200 exhibits. Fri 1-9 PM, Sat 9 AM-6PM. Sun 10 AM-5 PM. Arlington International Racecourse, Arlington Heights. petschicago.com.

  • CHICAGO/CITY  St. Patricks’ Day Parade & River Dyeing – March 17. Enjoy one of Chicago’s most beloved parades and traditions – dyeing of the Chicago River is at 9 AM, parade steps off at noon. chicagostpatricksdayparade.org.

SUNDAY, MARCH 18

  • ADULTS Art Show – Oil and water color paintings, prints, pencil drawings, glass, sculpture and other mediums. Demonstrations, raffle, refreshments. 11 AM-4 PM. Gregg House Museum, Westmont Park District. 630-963-5252.
  • HOBBYISTS Quilt Show – 3/17, 18. Quilts of all sizes, colors, and ages will be on display. To inquire about displaying a quilt, call 630-834-3152. 10 AM-3 PM. Bensenville Park District. 630-766-7015. mpks.org.
  • Chicagoland Family Pet Expo – 3/16-18. One-stop venue for pet products and services with over 200 exhibits. Fri 1-9 PM, Sat 9 AM-6PM. Sun 10 AM-5 PM. Arlington International Racecourse, Arlington Heights. petschicago.com.

TUESDAY MARCH 20

  • ADULTS Small Business – “Financing For New Business” will show you how to estimate your financing needs, explain requirements of various funding sources and help you determine the best fit for your business. 7-8:30 PM. Helen Plum Library, Lombard. Register helenplum.org.
  • THURSDAY, MARCH 22
  • FAMILY  Flashlight Egg Hunt – Enjoy pizza and a drink before heading into the dark to search for hundreds of eggs filled with candy and prizes. Bring flashlight and basket. Ages 7-11. 6-7 PM. Park Ridge Park District. 847-692-5127.
  • FAMILY Pancake Party – Peter Rabbit and Petunia the Guinea Pig welcome in springtime and maple trees with this sweet dinner. Age 1 and up. 6-7:30 PM. St. Charles Park District. Register 630-513-6200.
  • KIDS Safe Kids – Interactive class focuses on thinking safely and making safe choices – what to do in an emergency, when to call 911 and how to deal with strangers. Ages 3-5. 4:15-5:15 PM. Sunset Knoll Rec Center, Lombard. (630) 620-7322.
  • LECTURE Civic Awareness – “Gender Issues in Politics.” Q&A and discussion over coffee and dessert presented by the League of Women Voters of Wheaton and Cantigny. 7 PM. McCormick House, Cantigny Park, Wheaton. Register online at wheatonlwvil.org.

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ON STAGE Upcoming Shows…Get Tickets Now!

Overshadowed Theatrical Productions
Sleeping Beauty
April 6 – 21, 2018.
Adapted by Marc Robin from the Brothers Grimm’s fairy tale. In a kingdom far away, the vengeful sorceress Magenta has placed a wicked curse on the beautiful Princess Amber and only a true love’s kiss can unlock the spell and wake her before it is too late. Prince Hunter must battle dragons, scale mountains, and sail the dark sea to save Princess Amber. Will his journey allow him to make it in time to prove his love to his Sleeping Beauty? This captivating fairy tale creates excitement and thrill for its audience as they root for Prince Hunter and the fate of the beautiful princess! Filled with unconventional personalities, broken rules, and quests aplenty, this colorful, musical fairy tale is great for children of all ages! Make it a truly special activity for your family and include the Sleepy Beauty Character Breakfast on April 21st! Know of a school group that might want to attend? Ask about our school day performances on April 20th. For tickets call 630.634.2100 or visit the website at www.overshadowed.org .
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Rialto Square Theatre
The Rialto Square Theatre, the Jewel of Joliet, presents a wide variety of fun family shows, top concerts, comedy, theater, and other great performing arts shows.  The nearly 100-year old venue is one of the top 100 destinations in Illinois and has been listed by many media outlets as one of the ten most beautiful theaters in the country. Its live acoustics are outstanding, making for great live experiences.  The 2018 calendar is quickly filling up with an outstanding line-up of shows across all genres of music, theater, comedy and family including such acts as The Manhattan Transfer, Buddy Guy, Lewis Black, Los Lobos, Daughtry, Jim Jeffries, Decades Rewind, Sara Evans, and more!  Located in the heart of downtown Joliet, the Rialto Square Theatre is easy to access from all major southwest suburb highways.  Tickets for all Rialto Square Theatre shows can be purchased at www.RialtoSquare.com .
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2018 “Stars on Ice” Tour
Every four years, the Winter Olympics not only give us a chance to celebrate and revel in our favorite athletes, but also to discover some incredible new breakout stars. The 2018 Stars on Ice tour will feature many of the skaters who were vying for a medal for the U.S. in the 2018 Winter Olympics. The Tour will arrive in Rosemont, IL on Sunday, April 29 for a 4:00 PM performance at the Allstate Arena. This year’s Stars on Ice tour will put American fans front and center to experience the best of the U.S. Figure Skating team that competed in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Tickets are now on sale starting at $25 and are available at www.starsonice.com, www.ticketmaster.com, the Allstate Arena Box Office, select retail locations, and by phone at 1-800-745-3000.  Limited on-ice seating is available upon request. Group discounts are available for parties of 10 or more.  Please visit www.starsonice.com for the most up to date information and show announcements.

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