YOUR WEEKEND+ for 4/18 to 4/24
YOUR WEEKEND+ for Thursday 4/18 to Wednesday 4/24
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 … https://chicagosuburbanfamily.com
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!
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: www.jfashow.com 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. funtopiaworld.com/glenview Naperville: 630-718-4327 funtopiaworld.com/Naperville.
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 https://boundlessadventures.net/wi-park or call 262-924-8626.
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
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.
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.
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.
American Girl Live – TICKETS ON SALE
- Playing at:Broadway Playhouse
- Dates:April 30 – May 12, 2019
- Runtime: 90 minutes, plus an intermission
In American Girl Live, a new, original, 90-minute musical that celebrates the power of girls and strength of friendship, audiences join five spunky campers and their fearless counselor at Camp American Girl, an overnight camp in the North Woods. Overcoming fears and obstacles along the way to having the summer of their lives, these brave campers rely on wisdom and advice delivered by Rebecca, Maryellen, Julie, Nanea, Luciana, and Melody – the beloved American Girl dolls they’ve brought along to camp – who inspire audiences in surprising and delightful-musical numbers, each reflecting their historical eras. Empowered by the stories and conviction of their American Girls, the campers learn that they can overcome anything and achieve their dreams, so long as they stay true to themselves and support one another. For more information or tickets: https://www.broadwayinchicago.com/show/american-girl-live/
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 www.starsonice.com. Limited on-ice seating is available upon request. Group discounts are available for parties of 10 or more.
This Week’s Greater Chicago Events…
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17
- 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. gepark.org.
- 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 helenplum.org.
THURSDAY, APRIL 18
- KIDS Easter Celebration – This holiday celebration will include stories, songs and crafts about bunnies, eggs and chicks plus a special treat. Ages 3-5 with an adult. 10-11 AM. Cantigny Park, Wheaton. Fee, register at cantigny.org.
- KIDS Underwater Eggstravaganza – Egg hunts, entertainment, games and prizes are part of the fun. Egg hunts will be in the zero-depth pool and scheduled by age group throughout the evening. Ages 1-11 years old, all children must be accompanied by an adult. 6-8 PM. The Water Works, Schaumburg. Fee, register at parkfun.org.
- FAMILY Free Drive in Movie – Have some fun kicking off the holiday weekend with a special drive in showing of the movie Coco. The event also includes a bounce house, concessions and free giveaways. 6:30-10 PM, movie will play at dusk. Melas Sports Complex, Mt. Prospect. ahpd.org.
- ADULTS Anticancer Living Presentation – Learn how you can reduce cancer risk and support treatment by focusing on six key areas of health and wellness. 7-8:30 PM. McDonald’s University Campus, Oak Brook. wellnesshouse.org.
- KIDS Flashlight Egg Hunt – Bring your flashlight and hunt for prize-filled eggs under the stars! Refreshments will be served. Ages 9-13, children must be accompanied by an adult. 7:30-8:15 PM. Knoch Knolls Park, Naperville. Fee, register at napervilleparks.org.
- KIDS Flashlight Egg Hunt – Grab your flashlight to search for eggs filled with candy and toys. Redeem one of the “100 Year Special Eggs” for a grand prize basket. Ages 7-10. 8:30-9PM. Churchill Park, Glen Ellyn. Fee, register at gepark.org.
- 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, APRIL 19
- KIDS Egg Hunt – Hunt for eggs and meet the Easter bunny. Search for one of the “100 Year Special Eggs” for a special prize. For children up to age 6, accompanied by an adult. Check-in begins at 9:15 AM. Maryknoll Park, Glen Ellyn. Fee, register at gepark.org.
- KIDS Aqua Egg Hunt – Put on your bathing suit and search for eggs in the pool! 10 AM. Splash Central, Bartlett. Register at bartlettparks.org.
- FAMILY Fun Night: Fly a Kite! – Bring the family for an evening devoted to kite flying! Bring your own kite or purchase a kit. Weather permitting, Chicago Kite will demonstrate some larger, fancier models. Free with paid parking. 5:30-7:30 PM. Parade Field at Cantigny Park, Wheaton. cantigny.org.
- FAMILY Koi & Pond Society Club Meeting – Join the Midwest Pond & Koi Society’s monthly meeting to discuss growing beautiful roses. Everyone welcome, you don’t need to be a member to attend. Bohemian Crystal, Westmont. Call for reservations 312-409-2081, mpks.org.
- CHICAGO / CITY Shedd Aquarium Asleep with the Fishes – March 1, 15 and April 5, 19. This overnight event includes animal and science activities, an aquatic presentation, animal encounters, aquatic crafts, a scavenger hunt and a Caribbean reef feeding dive. sheddaquarium.org.
SATURDAY, APRIL 20
- FAMILY Naperville Jaycees’ Egg Hunt – This long-time annual Naperville Jaycees tradition promises there will be lots of colorful eggs to find. The Jaycees also will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items to benefit Loaves & Fishes at the event; no glass containers. Event parking is limited. Ages 1-8. 9 AM. Frontier Sports Complex Softball Fields, Naperville. napervilleparks.org.
- FAMILY Egg Hunt – Join the Elmhurst Park District at the annual Easter egg hunt in Wilder Park. Come early to meet the Easter Bunny and get ready for the egg hunt starting at 10 AM. The egg hunt will be followed by a Doggie Eggstravaganza including prizes for the best dog costumes. Wilder Park, Elmhurst. epd.org.
- ADULTS French Cooking Classes – 3/16 and 4/20. Learn how to prepare classic French dishes with Executive Chef Bruce Williams. 10 AM-12 PM. Mon Ami Gabi, Oak Brook. Call for reservations 630-472-1900.
- KIDSBuild 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. kohlchildrensmuseum.org.
SUNDAY, APRIL 21
- 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. kohlchildrensmuseum.org.
SATURDAY, APRIL 20
- Bunny Rock Chicago 5K and Egg Hunt. Chicago. bunnyrock5k.com.
- Bunny Wabbit Run 5K, 10K, 15K Run and Kids’ Dash. Libertyville. ultrasignup.com.
- Earth Day 50K, 15-Mile and 5-Mile Run. Crystal Lake. earthdaytrailrace.com.
- Sly Fox Half Marathon and 10K Run. St. Charles. slyfoxhalf.com.
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