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YOUR WEEKEND+ for 4/25 to 5/1

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YOUR WEEKEND+ for Thursday 4/25 to Wednesday 5/1

THIS WEEK …  Springtime Fun! | SPECIAL: Summer Camps | 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 Familyhttps://chicagosuburbanfamily.com

The Summer Planner issue (May + June 2019) of Suburban Family will be available next Wed, 5/1.


Springtime Fun!

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.
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One of a Kind Spring Show® –  April 26 – 28. The show features a variety of exceptional work from independent artists from across North America and beyond. The Mart, 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza.

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 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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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 https://boundlessadventures.net/wi-park or call 262-924-8626.
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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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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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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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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.

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This Week’s Greater Chicago Events…

THURSDAY, APRIL 25

  • SHOP Jewelry, Fashion and Accessories Show4/25-4/28. Spring is in full bloom at the TransWorld’s Jewelry, Fashion & Accessories Show coming to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. Shop Spring products such as jewelry, fashion, accessories, gift, décor, beauty and gourmet. 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. .jfashow.com

FRIDAY, APRIL 26

  • FAMILY Free Arbor Day Celebration – Bring the family to celebrate Arbor Day with the Arlington Heights Park District and the Village of Arlington Heights. Enjoy refreshments, entertainment, presentations and a tree planting ceremony. 9:30 AM refreshments, 10 AM program begins. Greenbrier Park, Arlington Heights. ahpd.org.
  • FAMILY Arbor Day Tree Planting and Story Time – Celebrate Arbor Day with a visit from Curious George and The Man in the Yellow Hat. Enjoy a group reading of Curious George Plants a Tree, and join in to plant a tree in the Children’s Garden. Free with Arboretum admission. 11 AM. Morton Arboretum, Lisle. mortonarb.org.
  • PETS Dog Dayz – Come bring your furry friend for an event dedicated to them! Enjoy a kiddy pool, temporary dog park, treats and dog-friendly vendors. Don’t have a dog? Come meet some adoptable dogs from local shelters. The fee for this event is two donation items for participating shelters or a monetary donation. 4:30-6:30 PM. Community Center Senior Parking Lot, Rolling Meadows. rmparks.org.
  • SHOP Jewelry, Fashion and Accessories Show – 4/25-4/28. Spring is in full bloom at the TransWorld’s Jewelry, Fashion & Accessories Show coming to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. Shop Spring products such as jewelry, fashion, accessories, gift, décor, beauty and gourmet. 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. .jfashow.com
  • FAMILY Arbor Weekend Celebration – 4/26-4/28. Celebrate Arbor Day in the Children’s Garden. Plant tree seeds, investigate tree cookies and go on a hunt for five unique trees throughout the garden. These are self-guided, hands-on discovery activities. Free with Arboretum admission. 11 AM-4 PM. Morton Arboretum, Lisle. mortonarb.org.
  • CHICAGO / CITY One of a Kind Spring Show® –  April 26 – 28. The show features a variety of exceptional work from independent artists from across North America and beyond. The Mart, 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza.

SATURDAY, APRIL 27

  • ADULTS Shredding Event and One Day Zero Enrollment – Bring documents to be shredded; limit of 2 large cardboard banker boxes or paper bags not to exceed 10 lbs. per item. No need to get out of your vehicle as volunteers will unload your boxes (boxes will be returned to you). Zero Enrollment at Fort Hill Fitness Center will be offered on this day only. 8-11 AM. Fort Hill Activity Center, Naperville. napervilleparks.org.
  • FAMILY Bike Swap – Need a bike? Have a bike to sell? Do both at the annual Bike Swap sponsored by the Arlington Heights Bicycle Club. Bike drop off 8-9:15 AM, Bike sale 10 AM-2 PM. Centennial Park, Arlington Heights. Pre-register items for sale at cyclearlington.com.
  • FAMILY World Penguin Day – This fun-filled event will feature penguin-themed activities and crafts, special zoo chats and opportunities to meet penguins up close. 10 AM-3 PM. Brookfield Zoo. czs.org/events.
  • ADULTS Free Wedding Decor Resale Shop – Keep your wedding or upcoming special event on budget with the Annual Decor Swap. Find slightly used and unused items such as vases, candles, centerpieces, shoes, guest books and more. 10 AM-1 PM. Wilder Mansion, Elmhurst. epd.org.
  • FAMILY Earth Day Fair – This free event includes children’s activities, eco-friendly vendors, green living tips, energy-saving information, and more. 1-4 PM. Fort Hill Activity Center, Naperville. napervilleparks.org.
  • KIDS Superhero Smash – Bring out your superhero for an afternoon of games, crafts, snacks and real-life superheroes. Ages 2-9. 2-3:30 PM. Eola Community Center, Aurora. Fee, register at foxvalleyparkdistrict.org.
  • ADULTS Chicago Zoological Society Fundraiser – The 38th annual Whirl fundraising gala at Brookfield Zoo with feature a cocktail hour, dinner, dancing, a raffle, live auction and paddle raise. Proceeds support the animals at Brookfield Zoo as well as the Chicago Zoological Society’s conservation, education and research programs. 6:30 PM. Brookfield Zoo. Register at pjhchicago.com/event/zoo or 312-553-2000.
  • SHOP Jewelry, Fashion and Accessories Show – 4/25-4/28. Spring is in full bloom at the TransWorld’s Jewelry, Fashion & Accessories Show coming to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. Shop Spring products such as jewelry, fashion, accessories, gift, décor, beauty and gourmet. 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. .jfashow.com
  • FAMILY Arbor Weekend Celebration – 4/26-4/28. Celebrate Arbor Day in the Children’s Garden. Plant tree seeds, investigate tree cookies and go on a hunt for five unique trees throughout the garden. These are self-guided, hands-on discovery activities. Free with Arboretum admission. 11 AM-4 PM. Morton Arboretum, Lisle. mortonarb.org.
  • FAMILY Woodcarving Show – 4/27 and 4/28. “Artistry in Wood,” presented by North Suburban Carvers, features many of the Midwest’s finest woodcarvers exhibiting their work and offering one-of-a-kind items for sale. Visitors will see a wide variety of carvings and carving styles, plus demonstrations. Free with paid parking. 9 AM-4 PM. Cantigny Park Visitors Center, Wheaton. cantigny.org.
  • 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.
  • CHICAGO / CITY One of a Kind Spring Show® –  April 26 – 28. The show features a variety of exceptional work from independent artists from across North America and beyond. The Mart, 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza.
  • CHICAGO / CITY  Chicago Wine Fest – April 27. Enjoy great food and live musical performances while sampling some of the best varietals from around the world. Sessions at 12, 3:30 and 7 PM. Lincoln Park Zoo. lpzoo.org.
  • CHICAGO / CITY  Free Ancient Earth Day – April 27. Learn all about ancient trash and recycling. Practice creative engineering and innovative thinking to solve problems with limited resources, and use recycled and natural materials to craft your own Ancient Earth Day-inspired creations. 1-3 PM. Oriental Institute Museum. oi.uchicago.edu.

SUNDAY, APRIL 28

  • FAMILY Autism Speaks Walk – Start a team, join a team or come on your own. Walk and fundraise together to enhance the lives of people living with autism. 9 AM. New Trier High School, Northfield. Register at autismspeaks.org.
  • FAMILY / SHOP Jewelry, Fashion and Accessories Show – 4/25-4/28. Spring is in full bloom at the TransWorld’s Jewelry, Fashion & Accessories Show coming to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. Shop Spring products such as jewelry, fashion, accessories, gift, décor, beauty and gourmet. 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. .jfashow.com
  • FAMILY Arbor Weekend Celebration – 4/26-4/28. Celebrate Arbor Day in the Children’s Garden. Plant tree seeds, investigate tree cookies and go on a hunt for five unique trees throughout the garden. These are self-guided, hands-on discovery activities. Free with Arboretum admission. 11 AM-4 PM. Morton Arboretum, Lisle. mortonarb.org.
  • FAMILY Woodcarving Show – 4/27 and 4/28. “Artistry in Wood,” presented by North Suburban Carvers, features many of the Midwest’s finest woodcarvers exhibiting their work and offering one-of-a-kind items for sale. Visitors will see a wide variety of carvings and carving styles, plus demonstrations. Free with paid parking. 9 AM-4 PM. Cantigny Park Visitors Center, Wheaton. cantigny.org.
  • 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.
  • CHICAGO / CITY One of a Kind Spring Show® –  April 26 – 28. The show features a variety of exceptional work from independent artists from across North America and beyond. The Mart, 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza.
  • 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.

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Fitness/Race Events…

SATURDAY, APRIL 27

  • DuPage Human Race – Sat. 4/27 at 9AM. 5k run/USATF certified & 2-mile walk. Benefits 50+ DuPage charities in one race. Esplanade in Downers Grove. 630-407-6458. www.dupagehumanrace.org.
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  • Joliet Park District Faraway 5K Obstacle Course Race. Joliet. jpdrun3.com.
  • March for Babies 3-Mile Fundraising Walk. St. Charles. marchforbabies.org.
  • Barnyard Dash 5K Blackberry Farm. Aurora. foxvalleyparkdistrict.org.
  • Juvenile Justice Council SKY 5K Run/Walk. Yorkville. runsignup.com.
  • Batavia Mothers’ Club Fox Trot 5K Run. Batavia. bataviamothersclub.org.
  • Run with the Lions 5K Run/Walk. Warrenville. runwiththelions.com.
  • TCS Run, White and Blue 5K. Shorewood. trinitychristian.info.
  • Race to Wrigley 5K Run/Walk. Chicago. race-cubs.com.

SUNDAY, APRIL 28

  • March for Babies 3-Mile Fundraising Walk. Arlington Heights and Chicago. marchforbabies.org.
  • McHenry County Human Race 5K Run/Walk and Toddler Race. Crystal Lake. runsignup.com.
  • Naperville Women’s Half Marathon and 5K. Naperville. napervillewomenshalf.events.
  • Miles for Smiles 5K, 1-Mile Run and Kids’ Dash. Oswego. runsignup.com.
  • Ravenswood Run 5K Run and Kids’ Race. Chicago. ravenswoodrun.com.
  • Stepping up to Wellness 5K Run and 1-Mile Run/Walk. Libertyville. cancerwellness.org.
  • Walk MS 1- and 3-Mile Fundraising Walk. Chicago, Deerfield and Rockford. nationalmssociety.org.

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