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YOUR WEEKEND+ for 3/7 to 3/13

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YOUR WEEKEND+ for Thursday 3/7 to Wednesday 3/13

NEW ISSUE: March + April issue of Chicago Suburban Family

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


Family Fun this Weekend…

Overshadowed Theatrical ProductionsShow starts 3/8!
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
    March 8 – 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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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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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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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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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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This Week’s Greater Chicago Events…

THURSDAY, MARCH 7

  • 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.

FRIDAY, MARCH 8

  • FAMILY Mother Son Dance – Embark on a safari adventure at the Mother Son Ball: It’s a Jungle out There! The event includes dancing, light refreshments, photos and reptiles. Ages 3-12 with an adult. 6-8:30 PM. Clauss Rec Center, Roselle. rparks.org.
  • FAMILY Campfire in the Cabin – Escape the cold for an evening of fun around the fireplace. Enjoy a short hike through the woods to Merkle Cabin for stories, songs and hot chocolate. Ages 2 and up. 6:30-8 PM. Spring Valley Nature Center, Schaumburg. Fee, parkfun.com.
  • ADULTS Women of Faith Conference – 3/8-3/9. The IF: Western Suburbs Women’s Conference will include live worship and biblical teachings, giveaways, raffles, food, and shopping where all proceeds benefit under-resourced women both locally and globally. Christ Church, Oak Brook. Register at christchurch.us.

SATURDAY, MARCH 9

  • FAMILY Free Spring Infinity Fest – Join Infinity Foundation for a morning of playful family fun including play shops, magic, music, and arts and crafts. For parents and children ages 3 and up. 9 AM-12:35 PM. Infinity Foundation, Highland Park. Register at infinityfoundation.org.
  • FAMILY Free Fitness Event – The “Fit-Nut Fest” includes group fitness and exhibitor demonstrations, personal training, healthy food tastings, take home recipes, massages, personal body screenings, prizes and giveaways. 9-11:30 AM. Fountain View Recreation Center, Carol Stream. csparks.org.
  • TEEN/ADULT First Aid and CPR/AED Certification – Training and certification for CPR and AED use for adults, children and infants along with first aid techniques. 1-3PM. Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center, Glen Ellyn. Register at gepark.org.
  • FAMILY St. Patrick’s Parade – Watch the antics of cheerful leprechauns, listen to award-winning local marching bands, watch colorful floats glide down the street and pay tribute to the walking units of veterans. 2 PM. Downtown St. Charles. downtownstcharles.org.
  • ADULTS Pour & Pair Fundraiser – Mix and mingle with local artisans and history buffs to learn and taste what goes into making hand-crafted delicacies and drinks. This artisanal food and drink event benefits the Arlington Heights Historical Museum. Ages 21 and up. 7-9 PM. Arlington Heights Historical Museum. Purchase tickets at ahmuseum.org.
  • ADULTS Women of Faith Conference – 3/8-3/9. The IF: Western Suburbs Women’s Conference will include live worship and biblical teachings, giveaways, raffles, food, and shopping where all proceeds benefit under-resourced women both locally and globally. Christ Church, Oak Brook. Register at christchurch.us.
  • FAMILY Maple Syrup Hikes – 3/9-3/24. A sure sign that spring is on the way is the tapping of maple trees. Join a one-hour hike and witness the wonder of turning sap from sugar maple trees into sweet maple syrup. Hikes are available on Saturdays and Sundays from 12-2 PM. Ryerson Woods, Riverwoods. Fee, registration required lcfpd.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  Family Day at the Museum of Contemporary Art – March 9 and April 13. This free monthly program features workshops, open studio sessions, gallery tours and performances. 11 AM-3 PM. mcachicago.org.
  • 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 10

  • ADULTS Disabilities Discussion Panel – Join in a discussion about welcoming and working with people with disabilities. 10-11 AM. Congregation Etz Chaim, Lombard. 630-627-3912.
  • ADULTS Polar Plunge – Take the plunge into the frigid waters of Twin Lakes in support of Special Olympics Illinois. Plungers will receive incentive prizes based on the amount of money they raise. Registration starts at 10 AM, the plunge starts at 12 PM. Twin Lakes, Palatine. Register at plungeillinois.com.
  • ADULTS History Presentation – Learn about the Women’s Suffrage Movement and the Good Roads Movement in Illinois. This presentation will investigate the intertwined histories of the abolition movement, President Lincoln’s role in emancipation and the Women’s Suffrage movement. 4-5 PM. Century Memorial Chapel, Naperville. napersettlement.org.
  • 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.
  • ADULTS Free Heart’s Desire Exhibit – Contemplate the power of love at the Heart’s Desire: Reflections on Love & Marriage exhibit. View unique 19th and 20th-century wedding dresses alongside images of the brides who wore them. Explore romantic traditions including flowers, cake accessories and exquisitely detailed valentines spanning 100 years. Sunday, Tuesday-Friday 1-5 PM and Saturday 10 AM-5 PM. Through March 17. Elmhurst History Museum. elmhursthistory.org.
  • 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.

TUESDAY, MARCH 12

  • SENIORS Let’s Do Lunch – Enjoy corned beef and cabbage, fresh fruit salad, rolls and dessert for lunch followed by bingo. Ages 60 and up. 12-2PM. Maryknoll Clubhouse, Glen Ellyn. Register at gepark.org.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13

  • KIDS Catapult Basketball – Join the STEAM Team in creating a portable basketball court using a cardboard box and catapult. Grades 4-8. 4:15 PM. Helen Plum Library, Lombard. Register at helenplum.org.
  • ADULTS Art Demonstration – Create unique and dramatic drawings using powdered graphite pencils and Yupo paper. 7 PM. Bloomingdale Park District Museum. Fee, call to register 630-624-9545 or email bpetrosius@gmail.com.
  • ADULTS MasterMoms: Sleep for Children – Join Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Dr. Kymberly Larson, as she educates moms about proper sleep for children and adolescents. Bring a beverage of your choice, light snacks and dessert provided. 7-9PM. Lake Ellyn Boathouse, Glen Ellyn. Register at gepark.org.

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Fitness/Race Events…

SATURDAY, MARCH 9

  • Dublindee Kilted 5K Run. East Dundee. dundeestpats.com.
  • Shamrock Beer Run 5K Novelty Run/Walk. Arlington Heights. shamrockbeerrun.com.

SUNDAY, MARCH 10

  • American Lung Association Fight for Air Climbing event. Chicago. 312-940-7007.

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