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YOUR WEEKEND+ for 3/21 to 3/27

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YOUR WEEKEND+ for Thursday 3/21 to Wednesday 3/27

This week’s Venues + Events + Races…and more! Here are loads of terrific “family fun” things to do in the upcoming week…from Suburban Family’s extensive database of local events and activities. More at Suburban Familyhttps://chicagosuburbanfamily.com


Springgtime Fun!

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. MAIN EVENT HOFFMAN ESTATES, 2575 Pratum Ave Hoffman Estates IL 60192. (847) 645-1111. MAIN EVENT WARRENVILLE, 28248 Diehl Road Warrenville IL 60555. (630) 393-9400. For more information, visit mainevent.com.
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Fleetwood Roller Rink
Fleetwood Roller Rink Fleetwood Roller Rink is a family owned business. Our venue hosts public skating, birthday parties (our specialty) private parties and fundraisers. We promote family fun for all ages. For “health sake, roller skate.” Come visit us and join in our fun. Skating lessons available every Saturday at 1 p.m.  Located at 7231 W Archer Ave, Summit, IL 60501. Call 708-458-0300. Check for our ongoing specials and public skating times at www.fleetwoodrollerrink.com. Like us at facebook.com/FleetwoodRollerRink.
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Kohl Children’s Museum
Kohl Children’s Museum – 17 interactive hands-on exhibits to spark curiosity and inspire a love of learning for children ages birth to 8. Through June, explore the world of building blocks like you’ve never seen them before in our Build It! exhibit, sponsored by Wintrust. Build giant structures, test earthquake-proof buildings, and recreate the Chicago skyline.  2100 Patriot Blvd, Glenview. 847-832-6600. kcmgc.org.
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LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Chicago
Have the perfect Spring Break at the Ultimate Indoor LEGO® Playground with 2 rides, 10 LEGO build & play zones, a 4D Cinema and more! Visit between Now thru April 7 to join in on special events around the new “LEGO MOVIE 2”, including Escape the Aliens Zip Line, Build Your Escape Vehicle and character meet and greets. Visit chicago.legolanddiscoverycenter.com for event details, spring break hours and to save on tickets. 601 N. Martingale Rd. Schaumburg, IL 60173.
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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! Glenview: 224-432-5435. funtopiaworld.com/glenview Naperville: 630-718-4327 funtopiaworld.com/Naperville.
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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. Buy a wristband for only $10 (see details on ad). Contact us 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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Overshadowed Theatrical Productions
Who would know that the words they wrote as a thirteen young old girl would one day be so inspiring for the rest of mankind? Anne’s diary preserved and then published is full of words of hope. Come see this inspiring story!

  • The Diary of Anne Frank
    Through March 30, 2019
    By Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett. Newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman

Through long months of hiding and amid harrowing circumstances, Anne Frank diligently wrote about her experience as a Jewish girl in Holland. This adaptation of Anne’s story, completed in 1999 by Wendy Kesselman, introduces new material from her unedited diary entries, giving us deeper insights into her personality. It 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 at 900 Foster Avenue in Medinah, Illinois. For tickets call 630.634.2100 or visit our website at overshadowed.org.
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This Week’s Greater Chicago Events…

THURSDAY, MARCH 21

  • FAMILY Make Dinner a Selfless Act Fundraiser – Dine out for lunch or dinner and support the Naperville Park District’s Fee Assistance Program, which funds recreational programs for residents in need. 11 AM-9 PM. Houlihan’s, Naperville. Visit napervilleparks.org/fundraisers to digitally save or print the event flyer and bring it to the restaurant.
  • ADULTS Raising a Teen in a Contrary Culture – 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18. Join Moms with Teens in exploring the book Raising Teens in a Contrary Culture by Mark Gregston. Learn about new parenting styles and ways to engage with teens. 9:30-11:30 AM. Willow Creek Community Church, South Barrington. Fee, call to register 847-765-5000.
  • CHICAGO / CITY  Chicago Flower & Garden Show – March 20-24. Admire more than 700 plant varieties including roses, hydrangea, tulips, hyacinth, azaleas, veggies and more at the “Flowertales: Every Garden Has a Story to Tell” Flower & Garden Show. Navy Pier. navypier.org.

FRIDAY, MARCH 22

  • KIDS Tween Night – Hang out, listen to music and compete in exciting games and contests. Grades 4-5. 7-9 PM. Pavilion Multipurpose Gym, Elk Grove Village. Fee, register at elkgroveparks.org.
  • CHICAGO / CITY  Chicago Flower & Garden Show – March 20-24. Admire more than 700 plant varieties including roses, hydrangea, tulips, hyacinth, azaleas, veggies and more at the “Flowertales: Every Garden Has a Story to Tell” Flower & Garden Show. Navy Pier. navypier.org.
  • CHICAGO / CITY  Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo C2E2 – March 22-24. See your favorite pop culture TV and movie actors, voice artists, and authors. Enjoy art, exhibits (comics, gaming, anime, toys), panel discussions, autograph sessions, and special events. McCormick Place. c2e2.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 23

  • FAMILY Opera Performance – Save a drive to downtown Chicago as singers from Sinfonietta Bel Canto perform a repertoire that will delight and inform opera aficionados along with those who are new to this musical art form. Free with paid parking. 4 PM. Le Jardin at Cantigny Park, Wheaton. cantigny.org.
  • KIDS Build It! ExhibitCalling all little architects: experience a twist on an old favorite—the building block! Explore the seven stages of block play with a wide selection of unique and interesting blocks of all shapes and sizes. Through June 30. Kohl Children’s Museum, Glenview. kohlchildrensmuseum.org.
  • CHICAGO / CITY  Chicago Flower & Garden Show – March 20-24. Admire more than 700 plant varieties including roses, hydrangea, tulips, hyacinth, azaleas, veggies and more at the “Flowertales: Every Garden Has a Story to Tell” Flower & Garden Show. Navy Pier. navypier.org.
  • CHICAGO / CITY  Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo C2E2 – March 22-24. See your favorite pop culture TV and movie actors, voice artists, and authors. Enjoy art, exhibits (comics, gaming, anime, toys), panel discussions, autograph sessions, and special events. McCormick Place. c2e2.com.
  • CHICAGO / CITY  Maple Syrup Festival – March 23 and 24. Come and see the entire maple syrup-making process from tapping the tree and collecting the sap, to boiling it down into syrup. Take a walk through the sugar bush, enjoy storytelling, make a maple craft, warm yourself by the fire and taste real maple syrup fresh off the fire. North Park Village Nature Center Park. chicagoparkdistrict.com.
  • CHICAGO / CITY  Treehouses Exhibit – Through June 2. Set foot into an indoor treehouse and explore who and what is living in the trees through stereoscopic viewfinders, tracking clues, natural artifacts and sounds. Roam from tree to tree to discover the many habitats that trees provide for animals large and small. Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. naturemuseum.org.

SUNDAY, MARCH 24

  • FAMILY Mom & Mini Day Out – Moms and daughters will enjoy a special day with games, crafts, shopping and pampering. Ages 5-10. 11 AM-3 PM. Chicago Marriott Naperville. Fee, induoevents.com.
  • FAMILY Free Nature Discovery Days – 3/10, 3/24. Enjoy fun hands-on activities, games, crafts and experiments. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 1-4 PM. Knoch Knolls Nature Center, Naperville. napervilleparks.org/kknc.
  • FAMILY Free Nature Discovery Days – 3/10 and 3/24. Learn about animal babies through hands-on activities, games, crafts, experiments, nature books and more. All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult. 1-4 PM. Knoch Knolls Nature Center, Naperville. napervilleparks.org/kknc.
  • FAMILY Women’s History Month – Celebrate women’s history month with special presentations and programs throughout March. Cantigny Park, Wheaton. Register at cantigny.org.
  • KIDS Build It! ExhibitCalling all little architects: experience a twist on an old favorite—the building block! Explore the seven stages of block play with a wide selection of unique and interesting blocks of all shapes and sizes. Through June 30. Kohl Children’s Museum, Glenview. kohlchildrensmuseum.org.
  • CHICAGO / CITY  Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo C2E2 – March 22-24. See your favorite pop culture TV and movie actors, voice artists, and authors. Enjoy art, exhibits (comics, gaming, anime, toys), panel discussions, autograph sessions, and special events. McCormick Place. c2e2.com.
  • CHICAGO / CITY  Maple Syrup Festival – March 23 and 24. Come and see the entire maple syrup-making process from tapping the tree and collecting the sap, to boiling it down into syrup. Take a walk through the sugar bush, enjoy storytelling, make a maple craft, warm yourself by the fire and taste real maple syrup fresh off the fire. North Park Village Nature Center Park. chicagoparkdistrict.com.

MONDAY, MARCH 25

  • KIDS Pop-Up Adventure Playground – Drop in for a morning of free play, stocked with loose parts like cardboard boxes, paper, tape and more.  All ages welcome. 10 AM. Helen Plum Library, Lombard. helenplum.org.

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Fitness/Race Events…

SATURDAY, MARCH 23

  • MeltFest 5K Run/Walk. Rockford. runsignup.com.

SUNDAY, MARCH 24

  • Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K Run and 2-Mile Walk. Chicago. shamrockshuffle.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 30

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