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YOUR WEEKEND+ for Thursday 4/4 to Wednesday 4/10

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 Family

Springgtime Fun!

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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 Cantigny Gardens 2019 Preview – Enjoy a free presentation by Cantigny Horticulture (about 90 minutes) highlighting the park’s plant selections and plans for the main gardens, golf course and Idea Garden, spring through fall. Free with paid parking. 9 AM. Cantigny Park Visitors Center, Wheaton.
  • KIDS DIY Bath Fizzies – Make your very own bath fizzies and discover a great way to relax. Grades 6-12. 7 PM. Helen Plum Library, Lombard. Register at
  • 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.


  • KIDS Nerf Battle Night – Enjoy an action-packed night of Nerf gun battles. Participants are able to bring their own Nerf blasters from home, but additional equipment will be provided. Ages 6-9. 6-7 PM. Langendorf Park, Barrington. Fee, register at
  • FAMILY First Fridays – 3/1 and 4/5. First Fridays is a free monthly night of arts and culture in downtown Aurora. Enjoy art openings, live music, family-friendly activities, trolley rides and more. 5 PM-Midnight. Downtown Aurora.
  • 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.


  • FAMILY Breakfast with the Bunny – Take your picture with the bunny and enjoy a breakfast of French toast, eggs, sausage, bacon and juice. Handmade crafts will be on sale. 9 AM. Garden Terrace, Elk Grove Village. Registration required,
  • FAMILY Zoo Goes Blue for Autism – Brookfield Zoo is collaborating with Autism Speaks to take part in the annual Zoos Goes Blue campaign. Throughout the day, special Zoo Goes Blue activities will be taking place for families with children on the autism spectrum, including a quiet hour on the Carousel, a sensory-friendly Dolphins in Action presentation and special animal Zoo Chats. 10 AM-5 PM. Brookfield Zoo., 708-688-8000.
  • FAMILY Father and Son Sport of All Sorts – Dads and sons are invited to a fun-filled sports event. Participate in a variety of exciting sport competitions, make a craft and enjoy a snack. Ages 4-9. 11 AM-12 PM. Meineke Recreation Center, Schaumburg. Fee, register at
  • FAMILY Day Art Workshop – Families are invited to participate in hands-on STEAM activities inspired by the interdisciplinary ideals of the Bauhaus. Available to all ages. Free with museum admission. 1-4 PM. Elmhurst Art Museum.
  • TEENS Tween Night – Tweens will enjoy an evening of dodgeball, wiffle ball, rock climbing and interacting with friends. Each participant will receive a piece of pizza and water bottle. 4-7PM. Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center, Glen Ellyn. Register at
  • FAMILY Ape Awareness Weekend – 4/6 and 4/7. Swing over to Brookfield Zoo to hang out with the apes that live in the zoo’s Tropic World. The event will feature special Zoo Chats about each of the species as well as ape-related activities. 10 AM-5 PM. Brookfield Zoo.
  • 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.
  • 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 Chicago’s Sweet Candy History – For most of its history, Chicago produced about one-third of the nation’s candy. Learn the history of these tasty treats and explore what made Chicago such an ideal location for candy makers. It’s delicious fun. 4-5 PM. Century Memorial Chapel, Naperville.
  • FAMILY Ape Awareness Weekend – 4/6 and 4/7. Swing over to Brookfield Zoo to hang out with the apes that live in the zoo’s Tropic World. The event will feature special Zoo Chats about each of the species as well as ape-related activities. 10 AM-5 PM. Brookfield Zoo.
  • 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.


  • SENIORS Let’s Do Lunch – Enjoy a catered lunch followed by an Easter egg hunt with prizes and treats. Wii bowling and card games will also be available. Ages 60 and up. 12-2PM. Maryknoll Clubhouse, Glen Ellyn. Register at


  • ADULTS MasterMoms: Interior Design Tips – Learn “Designer Secrets” to making your home more beautiful and comfortable with Interior Designer, Sarah Coe. Bring a beverage of your choice, light snacks and dessert provided. 7-9PM. Lake Ellyn Boathouse, Glen Ellyn. Register at
  • ADULTS The Four C Notes Concert – Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons tribute performs, with proceeds benefiting SEASPAR’s recreational programs for individuals with disabilities. 7 PM. Tivoli Theatre, Downers Grove. Tickets or 630-960-7600.

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SPECIAL: Super Summer Camps

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Fitness/Race Events…


  • April Fools 5K Run and Kids’ Dash. Bloomingdale.
  • Arny Johnson 10-Mile and 5K Run. Rockford.
  • Chi Town Half Marathon and 10K Run. Chicago.
  • World Health 5K Run/Walk. Chicago.
  • Mistwood Hole in Run 5K Run/Walk. Romeoville.


  • The Good Life 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Dash. Oak Park.

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