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YOUR WEEKEND+ for Thursday 3/28 to Wednesday 4/3

THIS WEEK … Springtime Fun! | Greater Chicago Events | SPECIAL: Summer Camps |Fitness/Race Events | Dining | This Week’s Sponsors

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!

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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Cantigny Park
Enjoy a free Easter Egg Hunt on April 13 and 14 from 9 am to 4 pm. Brunch with the Easter Bunny is served on those days as well—reserve your table today! Kid Rock music programs are set for April 16, and don’t miss “Fly a Kite!” on April 19, the park’s first Family Fun Night of 2019. Visit Cantigny.org for a full calendar of events. Text PARK to 36000 for event reminders.

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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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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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 28

  • FAMILY Bingo and Pizza – Bring the whole family for a fun afternoon of bingo. The event includes 12 games of bingo, prizes, a snack, pizza and a drink. Ages 5 and up. 12:15-1:30 PM. Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Hall, Naperville. napervilleparks.org.

FRIDAY, MARCH 29

  • KIDS How to Be a Chess Detective – Learn how to see creatively and recognize opportunities to gain the upper hand from chess pro Bennett A. Joseph. Grades K-8. 10 AM-12 PM. Helen Plum Library, Lombard. Registration open to library cardholders, helenplum.org.

SATURDAY, MARCH 30

  • FAMILY Windy City Coin Op & Antique Advertising Show – 3/30, 3/31. This unique pop culture event features collections of vintage slot machines, penny arcade games, pin-ball machines, video games, comics, antiques and more. Saturday 9 AM-5 PM, Sunday 9 AM-3 PM. DuPage County Fairgrounds, Wheaton. Fee, windycitycoinopshow.com.
  • 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  Randolph Street Market Festival – March 30, 31 and April 27-28. More than 200 vendors showcase their antique housewares, furniture and clothing at this indoor-outdoor festival. randolphstreetmarket.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 31

  • FAMILY Windy City Coin Op & Antique Advertising Show – 3/30, 3/31. This unique pop culture event features collections of vintage slot machines, penny arcade games, pin-ball machines, video games, comics, antiques and more. Saturday 9 AM-5 PM, Sunday 9 AM-3 PM. DuPage County Fairgrounds, Wheaton. Fee, windycitycoinopshow.com.
  • 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.

MONDAY, APRIL 1

  • ADULTS Lecture Series: April Fools! – Join a game of “Two Truths and a Lie” about Colonel Robert R. McCormick’s Family. Attendees will hear three stories, two of which are historically accurate and one downright false. Free with paid parking. Suited for ages 14 and up. 3 PM. McCormick House, Cantigny Park, Wheaton. Register at cantigny.org.

TUESDAY, APRIL 2

  • FAMILY Garden Tour – On this guided stroll, an expert from Cantigny Horticulture will discuss the park’s collection of flowering trees, shrubs and wildflowers and answer questions. 11 AM. Cantigny Park Visitors Center, Wheaton. cantigny.org.

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SPECIAL: Super Summer Camps

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Fitness/Race Events…

SATURDAY, MARCH 30

  • March4Meg 5K. Evergreen Park. march4meg.com.
  • Chicago Lakefront 50K George Cheung Memorial Race. Chicago. chicagoultra.org.

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