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YOUR WEEKEND+ for 4/11 to 4/17

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YOUR WEEKEND+ for Thursday 4/11 to Wednesday 4/117

THIS WEEK … SPECIAL: Summer Camps | Springtime Fun! | Greater Chicago Events |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 Family

SPECIAL: Super Summer Camps

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Springgtime Fun!

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 for a full calendar of events. Text PARK to 36000 for event reminders.

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 for event details, spring break hours and to save on tickets. 601 N. Martingale Rd. Schaumburg, IL 60173.

TransWorld’s Jewelry, Fashion & Accessories Show
Spring is in full bloom at the TransWorld’s Jewelry, Fashion & Accessories Show coming to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL on April 25-28, 2019.  Shop for yourself, your family, and friends for Spring products such as jewelry, fashion, accessories, gift, décor, beauty and gourmet items you can only find at a TransWorld’s JF&A Show.  Get FREE gifts just for attending and buying at the show as well!  KIDS DAY ON SUNDAY, APRIL 28th.  Kids aged 9-16 can attend with an accompanying adult.  Register kids on-site only and a $5 fee applies. They will receive a FREE gift from us as a thank you for being a future JF&A shopper.  For complete details, visit our website at: to register.

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. Naperville: 630-718-4327

Boundless Adventures
Boundless Adventures is more than just a zipline park! It’s an exciting new family-friendly aerial adventure park experience for thrill-seekers, adventurers, tree-climbers, zip-liners and outdoor enthusiasts that’s coming to Wisconsin and opening this spring! With 120 obstacles, 19 ziplines and 9 courses with 4 different difficulty levels, there will be something for everyone! 9800 160th Avenue, Bristol, Wisconsin. For more information or to reserve your spot today, please visit or call 262-924-8626.

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

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.

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

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 Like us at

Stars on Ice – TICKETS ON SALE
Fans attending this year’s Stars on Ice presented by Musselman’s tour will have an opportunity to experience Nathan Chen’s prowess live, along with extraordinary performances by Olympic Bronze Medalist and National Champion Mirai Nagasu; Olympic Bronze Medalist and National Champion Bradie Tennell; Olympic Bronze Medalist and four-time National Champion Jeremy Abbott, and three-time National Medalist Vincent Zhou..

Sunday, May 5 at 4PM. Tickets for the 2019 Stars on Ice presented by Musselman’s tour are on sale now. Tickets start at $25 and are available at Limited on-ice seating is available upon request. Group discounts are available for parties of 10 or more.

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This Week’s Greater Chicago Events…


  • ADULTS Raising a Teen in a Contrary Culture –  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.


  • FAMILY Father Son Nerf Battle – Grab your dads, grandpas or uncles and come out for a Nerf Battle! This action-packed evening will have fathers and sons competing in a variety of different nerf battles.  Prior to the competition, pizza and dessert will be served. 6:30 PM. Jack A. Claes Pavilion, Elk Grove Village. Fee, register at
  • KIDS Middle School Mania – Come hang out with your friends and DJ Ry Guy for some open gym fun! Grades 6-8. 7:30-9:30 PM. Westfield Gym, Bloomingdale.


  • FAMILY Health and Wellness Fair – Discover tips and resources for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The Courts Plus Health and Wellness fair will feature raffles and giveaways, free health screenings, personal trainers and samples from local vendors. 9 AM-12 PM. Courts Plus, Elmhurst.
  • PETS Hound Egg Hunt – You and your favorite hound will want to hop on over to Town Square for a special Hound Egg Hunt! Dogs will hunt for eggs filled with treats and have their picture taken with the Easter bunny. Event includes a souvenir photo, eggs, raffle entry and goody bag for the first 200 dogs. 10 AM. Town Square, Palatine. Register at
  • FAMILY Egg Hunt on the Island – All ages are invited to search for treat-filled eggs and enjoy free crafts, snacks and trolley rides. 1-3 PM. Stolp Island, Aurora.
  • FAMILY Spring Fever Festival – Bring the whole family to this fun-filled spring festival featuring egg decorating, music, crafts, games, snacks, and a special guest appearance from the Easter Bunny. Ages 2 and up. 2-3:30 PM. Vaughan Athletic Center, Aurora. Fee, register at
  • ADULTS Only Egg Hunt – Leave the kids at home for an adult-only egg hunt. Search for hundreds of eggs filled with coupons, gift cards and candy. Ages 21 and up. 8:30-9:30PM. Lake Ellyn Boathouse, Glen Ellyn. Fee, register at
  • FAMILY Fox River Arts Ramble – 4/13 and 4/14. Experience art from Aurora to Elgin. Visit participating galleries and enjoy an art-filled weekend in downtown Aurora and all along the Fox River. 10 AM-5 PM. Downtown Aurora.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


  • FAMILY Free Musical Performance – The Passion: A Modern Musical Drama will be presented by the Christ Church Choir along with a professional orchestra and soloists. Family-friendly presentation; childcare available. 9 AM and 10:45 AM. Christ Church, Oak Brook.
  • FAMILY Party for the Planet – During this fun-filled event, participate in green-themed craft activities, help staff plant flowers and a tree, visit with representatives at the Eco Expo, and find about the animals at special Zoo Chats. 10 AM-5 PM. Brookfield Zoo.
  • FAMILY Fox River Arts Ramble – 4/13 and 4/14. Experience art from Aurora to Elgin. Visit participating galleries and enjoy an art-filled weekend in downtown Aurora and all along the Fox River. 10 AM-5 PM. Downtown Aurora.
  • KIDS Build It! Exhibit Calling 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.


  • KIDS Bunny Hop – Parents and their little ones are invited to a fun Easter-themed session of songs, instruments and imaginative play. Ages 1-5 with an adult. 10-10:45 AM. Cantigny Park Visitors Center, Wheaton. Fee, register at


  • ADULTS Free Guided Nature Walk – Enjoy a casual walk led by the Glen Ellyn Park District’s Naturalist. Learn a little about the parks including efforts underway to improve the natural features, and look for interesting wildlife and plants along the way. 9-10AM. Churchill Park, Glen Ellyn.
  • KIDS Candy Science – Join the STEAM Team and learn about science with sweet candy experiments. Grades 4-8. 4:15 PM. Helen Plum Library, Lombard. Register at

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Fitness/Race Events…


  • Shake It Off 5K Run/Walk for Parkinson’s Research. Bolingbrook.
  • Fun Run in Color 5K Novelty Run/Walk. Wheaton.
  • Saw Wee Kee Spring 3-Mile Trail Run. Oswego.
  • ABC/25 Get Burped Challenge 5K and 1-Mile Run/Walk. Arlington Heights.
  • Spring Chance BQ.2 Boston Marathon Qualifier. Geneva.
  • Wintrust Lakefront 10-Mile and 5K Run. Chicago.
  • Breakthrough for Brain Tumors 5K Run/Walk. Chicago.
  • Sunset Marathon Half Marathon, 10K and 5K Run. Chicago.


  • Champion of Trees 10K Run. Lisle.
  • March for Babies 3-Mile Fundraising Walk. Lisle.

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