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YOUR WEEKEND+ for 4/20 to 4/26

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YOUR WEEKEND+ for April 20 to April 26
(Thursday through next Wednesday)

Here is this week’s “YOUR WEEKEND+” which highlights our full database of events and activities for the upcoming seven day period with special focus on this weekend.

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GREAT EVENTS…

FRIDAY, APRIL 21

  • FAMILY Animal Habitats – Family Friday event recommended for families with school age kids.  with a Cosley Zoo representative. 7 PM. Helen Plum Library. 630-627-0316.
  • KIDS Friday Fun Night – Fun night of organized games and activities in the Community Center Gym. Pizza and snacks available for purchase. Ages 7-13. 6-8:30 PM. Palatine Park District. 847-991-0333.
  • NATURE Midwest Pond & Koi Society Meeting  – “Myth and Truth” facts and fiction about ponding.  7 – 10 PM. Alberto’s, Carol Stream, IL. 312-409-2081.

SATURDAY, APRIL 22

  • NATURE Bison’s Bluff Grand Opening & Earth Day Celebration – One acre play area features climbing towers, rock walls, meandering stream, nature art area, nature-themed play structures. 10 AM-2 PM Spring Valley Nature Center, Schaumburg. 847) 985-2100.
  • CHICAGO / CITY  Museum of Science & Industry – Through September 4, 2017. Brick by Brick. 7,000-square-foot exhibit of giant LEGO structures, incl. Golden Gate Bridge, Hoover Dam, Roman Coliseum plus hands-on activities. Chicago. 773-684-1414.

SUNDAY, APRIL 23

  • NATURE Singing Frogs – Learn about our local frogs, and how to identify them by their calls. For adults and older children. 10 AM-2 PM Trailside Museum, River Forest. (847) 985-2100.
  • CHICAGO / CITY  Museum of Science & Industry – Through September 4, 2017. Brick by Brick. 7,000-square-foot exhibit of giant LEGO structures, incl. Golden Gate Bridge, Hoover Dam, Roman Coliseum plus hands-on activities. Chicago. 773-684-1414.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26

  • KIDS Plum Pokemon League – Using your own Pokemon cards and handheld video games, play and trade with other kids of all ages. 4 PM. Helen Plum Library, Lombard. Register 630-627-0316.
  • SHOPPING Wheaton Illinois Vintage Flea Market – Antique furniture, jewelry, silverware, toys, collectibles. Food served all day. DuPage County Fairgrounds. 715-526-9769.

OnGoing Events…

What follows below is an overview of Ongoing Events – these are upcoming events with dates that are too many to list. For details of any of these ongoing events click below…

See Ongoing Events for details

  • ADULTS April After Hours at Robie House – FRIDAYS, April 7, 14, 21, 28.
  • ADULTS Central DuPage Camera Club. Sept-May.
  • ADULTS Monday Night Page turners. 3rd Monday of most months.
  • FAMILY Acorn Express Adventures – April (except 4/28).
  • FAMILY Arbor Day Weekend –  4/28-4/30.
  • KIDS Acting Workshop – June 12-23.
  • MOMS Support Group  – 3rd Tuesdays of the month.

See Ongoing Events for details


FITNESS / RACE EVENTS…

Sign up for an endurance race! Take on a new challenge, support a good cause or run/walk/roll for the health of it! Be certain to select an event within your range of conditioning and consult a physician before beginning any exercise program.

***Races this weekend …

  • Earth Day 50K – Sat. 4/22 at 8 a.m. 50K, 15mi. & 5mi. Runs. Crystal Lake. dirtrunner100@yahoo.com.
  • Fun Run in Color – Sat. 4/22 at 9 a.m. 5K Novelty Run. Wheaton. 630-690-4880.
  • Just Move it Challenge – Sat. 4/22 at 8 a.m. 5K & 1mi Run/Walk. Benefits ABC/25 Foundation. Arlington Heights. jmichallenge@gmail.com.
  • The Race Against Extinction Earth Day 5K – Sat. 4/22 at 11 a.m. 5K Run/Walk and Kids Runs. Chicago. raceagainstextinction@gmail.com.
  • Sly Fox Half Madness & 10K –Sat. 4/22 at 7:20 a.m. Half marathon & 10K. USATF & CARA Certified. St. Charles.
  • Spring Chance BQ.2 Marathon – Sat. 4/22 at 6:30 a.m. Marathon. Geneva. info@fv26.com.
  • SVF Friars 5K Run/Walk –Sat. 4/22 at 8 a.m. 5K Run/Walk, 1mi. Fun Run & Senior Shuffle. River Forest. 773-495-8157.
  • TCS Run, White and Blue 5K –Sat. 4/22 at 8 a.m. 5K Run/Walk. USATF & CARA Certified. Shorewood. 815-351-0218.
  • Techno Trot 5K – Sat. 4/22 at 8:45 a.m. 5K Run/Walk and 1/2mi Kids’ Race. Benefits Westfield School technology. Winthrop Harbor. 847-872-5438.
  • Walk & Roll Chicago – Sat. 4/22 at 8:30 a.m. 5K Walk, 10K Skate or 15K bike along the Lakefront. Benefits American Cancer Society. Soldier Field, Chicago. 312-960-2321.
  • Breakthrough For Brain Tumors – Sun. 4/23 at 9 a.m. 5KRun/Walk. Benefits American Brain Tumor Association. Soldier Field, Chicago. 800-886-1281.
  • Breathe Deep North Shore – Sun. 4/23 at 9 a.m. 2mi. Walk & 5K Fun Run. Benefits LUNGevity Foundation. Deerfield. 312-407-6100.
  • The Champion of Trees 10K Run – Sun. 4/23 at 8 a.m. USATF certified. Morton Arboretum, Lisle. 630-968-0074.
  • Walk the Walk for Autism – Sun. 4/23 at 8:30 a.m. Rain or Shine at The Community House, 415 West Eighth Street, Hinsdale, www.thecommunityhouse.org/charliesgift or 630-323-7500.
  • Chicago Crosstown 5K – Sun. 4/23 at 9:30 a.m. 5K Run/Walk. Diversey Harbor, Chicago. info@rebelswithacauseevents.com.
  • Fox Valley PR.1 Half Marathon – Sun. 4/23 at 6:30 a.m. Half Marathon. Geneva. info@fv26.com.
  • The Good Life Race – Sun. 4/23 at 8:45 a.m. 5K Run/Walk, Kids’ mile & Junior Dash. USATF certified. Benefits the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry. Oak Park. 312-772-5438.
  • McHenry County Human Race – Sun. 4/23 at 8 a.m. 5K Run/Fitness Walk. CARA Certified. Benefits local charities. Crystal Lake. 815-344-4483.
  • Naperville Women’s Half Marathon & 5K – Sun. 4/23 at 7 a.m. North Central College, Naperville. 504-454-6561.
  • Race to Zero 5K Run/Walk – Sun. 4/23 at 8 a.m. Benefits Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center. Libertyville. 847-244-1187.
  • Ravenswood Run – Sun. 4/23 at 8 a.m. 5K Run & Kids’ Race. USATF Certified. Benefits Ravenswood Community Services Food Pantry. Chicago. 847-243-8500.

See our 2017 Annual Race Guide


ON STAGE…

Stars on Ice Tour
Order your tickets now! The 2017 Stars On Ice Tour In Rosemont on May 6th at 7:30 p.m.at Allstate Arema in Rosemont. In 2017, Stars on Ice brings together a cast of our country’s most exciting and decorated skaters!  Olympic Gold Medalists Meryl Davis & Charlie White are joined by 2016 World Medalists Ashley Wagner and Madison Chock & Evan Bates, 2016 U.S. Champion Gracie Gold, four-time U.S. Champion Jeremy Abbott and more in a star-studded event leading up to the 2018 Olympic Games! A Skater Meet & Greet will be held after all 2017 Stars on Ice shows. Fans may meet and mingle with the stars, collect autographs and bring cameras for photo opportunities! Only a limited number of passes are available, so purchase your Meet & Greet passes before they sell out.. Buy tickets at starsonice.com
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