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YOUR WEEKEND+ for May 31 to June 6
(Thursday through next Wednesday)

Here are this week’s highlights  from Chicago Suburban Family’s “Summer Planner” (May / June issue) … with updates from our extensive database of events and activities for the upcoming seven day period with special focus on this weekend.! 

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FEATURE EVENTS…

Ottawa 2 Rivers Wine Fest – June 1 – 3. Enjoy wine from nearly 20 Illinois wineries PLUS Craft Beer from Tangled Roots Brewing Company! Fresh Lobster, Live Jazz. Outdoor Vendor Market and more! In the Heart of Starved Rock Country! Downtown Ottawa. 815-434-2737. www.ottawa2riversWinefest.com.
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Cori’s Triathlon – Sat. 6/2 at 8 AM. One of the largest youth triathlons in the area!  This fun event designed for kids 6-14. Welcomes all skill levels! Oak Brook. 630-990-4233. www.obparks.org/coris.

Mid-American Canoe and Kayak Race – Sunday 6/3 at 7 AM. 11 canoe divisions, 8 kayak divisions and 1 open (non-competitive) division. Aurora. 630-892-1550. www.foxvalleyparkdistrict.org.

DASH for Detection – 5K Walk/Run for Pancreatic Cancer Research . Sat. 6/2 at 9 AM. Family friendly 5K walk/run along  Chicago lakefront. Benefits Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation. Montrose Harbor, Chicago. 773-989-1108. www.rolfefoundation.org.


WATERPARKS & POOLS

Most Waterparks and Pools open this Memorial Day weekend. What better to cool-off with the family than taking in our area’s spectacular Waterparks and Pools? It’s worth the trip…for a wonderful dip! Click here.


OUT AND ABOUT…

Westmont Special Events
Join us for the 2018 Westmont Cruisin’ Nights & Street Fair every Thursday Night in June, July & August, 5-9PM in Downtown Westmont On Cass Ave. Live music and kids activities every week. The annual TASTE OF WESTMONT will be on July 12 -15 in Downtown Westmont on Cass Ave. Enjoy Battle of the Bands, Restaurant Food Vendors, Beer & Wine Tent, Carnival Wristband Specials, Live Music, Kids Activities & More! Visit WestmontEvents.com or call 630-829-9378 for all the info.

Take a Stand Against Childhood Cancer During Alex’s Lemonade Days
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), a nonprofit dedicated to finding cures for all kids with cancer, invites volunteers of all ages across the country to take a “stand” against childhood cancer when Alex’s Lemonade Days returns June 2-10, 2018. This national volunteer-driven fundraiser commemorates ALSF founder Alexandra “Alex” Scott’s challenge to help her raise $1 million for childhood cancer cures, one cup of lemonade at a time. Volunteers are invited to host lemonade stands on any day (or days!) during the first full week of June. There is no registration fee or minimum fundraising requirement. ALSF staff offers support to all volunteers who sign up to host lemonade stands. For more information on Alex’s Lemonade Days and to sign up to host a lemonade stand visit AlexsLemonadeDays.org.

Kohl Children’s Museum
With 17 hands-on interactive exhibits, come see for yourself why we’re the Place Where Awesome Lives! This summer, learn where chipmunks sleep, how bats communicate, and how different animals eat in our Animal Secrets exhibit, through August 26. Located at 2100 Patriot Blvd, Glenview. For more information, call (847) 832-6600 or visit www.kcmgc.org.
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Go Ape
At Go Ape, it is our mission to inspire everyone to live life adventurously! Featuring multiple zip lines and treetop obstacles, our adventure courses are guaranteed to deliver laughter, smiles and a sense of accomplishment. Our activities offer adventure for all ages and are perfect for friends, families, and even parties or company outings. Located in Bemis Woods Forest Preserve: 1100 Ogden Avenue, Western Springs, IL. Visit us online at goape.com for more info.
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Holes & Knolls
Glen Ellyn Park District

“Swing” into Holes & Knolls Mini Golf for a whole lot of fun this summer! The course includes 36 holes of beautifully landscaped grounds everyone from tots to grandparents will enjoy. Plan to stay for the day as Holes & Knolls is surrounded by endless opportunities for family fun including a splash park and adventure playground. There are also snacks and ice cream in the Maryknoll Café. Address: 845 Pershing Avenue, Glen Ellyn. www.HolesAndKnolls.com.Lake Ellyn .

Naper Settlement
Naper Settlement, located at 523 S. Webster St., in the heart of Downtown Naperville, IL. Sprawled across 13-acres, visitors explore the beautiful grounds, historic buildings and chat with costumed interpreters. Families enjoy numerous outdoor events all summer long. Little ones cool off at the Early Learning Playscape and splash pad. For a full list of programs and events visit NaperSettlement.org . For more information, call 630.420.6010.

Mid-Continent Railway Museum
Take a step back in time! Climb aboard for a 55-minute round-trip train ride in historic railcars. Browse the museum filled with dozens of restored railcars and steam locomotives from the late 1800s and early 1900s and museum gift shop inside an 1894 depot. For more information, call 800-930-1385 or visit www.midcontinent.org . Mid-Continent Railway Museum, E8948 Museum Road, North Freedom, WI 53951.
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Midwest Pond & Koi Society
Please join us at the following events. The Spring Koi & Goldfish Auction takes place on June 2nd. Includes a silent auction for pond equipment. Buying open to public. Lyonsville Congregational Church, Indian Head Park. The Club Meeting on June 15th topic ‘Body Smart Gardening’ will be held at Alberto’s, Carol Stream.  And, on June 22nd – 24th, come out to our 26th Annual Koi Show and Trade Show. Free Admission. The MAX, 4750 Vernon Ave, McCook. For more information call 312-409-2081 or visit www.mpks.org.

Reed’s Canoe
Reed’s Canoe Trips  are an ideal recreational activity for groups of any size, from a family adventure to large church, school, or park district outing with an adventure close to home. The three trips we offer range in length from approximately 2 hours to a full 6 hours on the water, and are suitable for either new or experienced canoeists. Since the Kankakee River is located only an hour south of Chicagoland, even our longest trip will fit into a one-day outing! 907 N. Indiana Ave, Rt. 50, Kankakee, IL  Call for information or reservations: (815)WE CANOE or visit: reedscanoetrips.com.

Mountain View Adventure Center
Des Plaines Park District
This challenging 18-hole mini golf course features a gold-rush mining town theme, with waterfalls, obstacles, and some rather interesting signposts. Step up to the plate in one of six Batting Cages, with a full range of softball and baseball pitches. Free Skate and BMX park. Concessions and picnic shelter. A great place for parties and outings. 510 E. Algonquin Rd., Des Plaines, IL 847-391-5733 www.DPParks.org.

Kane County Cougars
Now in their 28th season in nearby Geneva, the Kane County Cougars have been at the forefront of affordable and family-friendly fun while providing Major League affiliated baseball. Now, a Class A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, over 160 former Cougars have worn a Major League jersey. Every Cougars game is packed with fun, delicious food, between inning on field events as well as great baseball. Select games feature post-game fireworks and live music. The Cougars regular season schedule runs through Labor Day. For information on Weekly Specials, game tickets and Group outings visit www.kccougars.com or call 630-232-8811.
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Forest Preserve District of Kane County
Come camping in Kane County! You can get away from it all without spending it all. Paul Wolff Campground in Elgin and Big Rock Campground in Big Rock offer with electric and water hook-ups for RV camping, plus tent and equestrian camp sites. Both campgrounds are within beautiful Kane County forest preserves where you’ll enjoy miles of trails and other amenities. Sites range from $12 to $35 per day. Call 630-444-1200 or visit www.kaneforest.com.

Downtown Naperville
Visit Downtown Naperville This Summer! – Come “be in the mix” in Downtown Naperville. With our 100 shops – from national favorites to one of a kind boutiques plus over 40 restaurants, pubs, wine bars and more, and spas and fitness boutiques, there’s something for everyone! We have movies in the park, summer concerts – and don’t miss the Summer Painted Book Benches on display around Downtown Naperville. For a list of events and details, visit www.downtownnaperville.com for or up to the minute updates, sign up to receive our weekly e-newsletter on the website or follow Downtown Naperville on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
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FITNESS / RACE EVENTS…

THIS WEEKEND:

Cori’s Triathlon – Sat. 6/2 at 8AM. One of the largest youth triathlons in the area!  This fun event designed for kids 6-14. Welcomes all skill levels! Oak Brook. 630-990-4233. www.obparks.org/coris.

Mid-American Canoe and Kayak Race – Sunday 6/3 at 7 AM. 11 canoe divisions, 8 kayak divisions and 1 open (non-competitive) division. Aurora. 630-892-1550. www.foxvalleyparkdistrict.org.

DASH for Detection – 5K Walk/Run for Pancreatic Cancer Research . Sat. 6/2 at 9 AM. Family friendly 5K walk/run along  Chicago lakefront. Benefits Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation. Montrose Harbor, Chicago. 773-989-1108. www.rolfefoundation.org.

  • Relay For Life – For all area events, please go to relayforlife.org/relay/findevent.
  • Chicago Gospel Run 5K/10K – Sat 6/2 at 8 AM. 5K Run/Walk and 1/2 MI Kids’ Run. USATF Certified. Oakwood Beach, Chicago. gospelRun.com.
  • G.L.O.W. 5K Run – Sat 6/2 at 8:15 PM. Benefits Jeanine Nicarico Memorial Literacy Fund. Naperville. www.naperglow5k.com
  • Great Steps 4 NF – Sat 6/2 at 8:30 AM. 3MI Walk. Benefits Neurofibromatosis Midwest. Naperville RiverWalk. 630-945-3562.
  • Run the Ridge 5K Run and Roll + 1K Walk –  Sat 6/2 at 8 AM. Benefits Charlie’s Gift Center for Autism. Burr Ridge. 630-850-4050.
  • Squeez’d Girls on the Run – Sat 6/2 at 8 AM. 5K Run/Walk and Li’l Spark Sprints. College of Lake County, Grayslake. gotrchicago.org.
  • Take Steps Chicago – Date TBD. Benefits Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. online.ccfa.org.
  • Trot Against Trafficking 5K – Sat 6/2 at 8:30 AM. 5K and 1MI Run/Walk, and Kids’ Fun Runs. USATF Certified. Park Ridge. trotagainsttrafficking.com.
  • Zero Prostate Cancer Run/Walk – Sat 6/2 at 8 AM. 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk, 1MI Walk and Kids’ Dash. Benefits ZERO The End of Prostate Cancer. Joliet. support.zerocancer.org.
  • Mid-American Canoe and Kayak Race – Sun., 6/3 at 7 AM. 11 canoe divisions, 8 kayak divisions and 1 open (non-competitive) division. Aurora. 630-892-1550. www.foxvalleyparkdistrict.org
  • North Shore Classic Half Marathon – Sun 6/3 at 7 AM. Half Marathon and 5K Run. Highland Park. northshoreclassic.com.
  • Pet Walk and Run – Sun 6/3 at 8 AM. 5K Run/Walk, Pet Walk, and Kids’ Dash. Benefits Hinsdale Humane Society. Hinsdale. 630-323-5630.
  • Promise Walk and 5K Run – Sun 6/3 at 9:15 AM. 5K Run/Walk. Busse Woods, Elk Grove Village. promiseWalk.org.
  • Run for the Roses – Sun 6/3 at 8 AM. 5K and Youth Race. Roselle. 630-220-4878.
  • Run for the Zoo – Sun 6/3 at 7:45 AM. 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Races. USATF certified. Benefits Lincoln Park Zoo. Chicago. lpzoo.org/Run.
  • Running for Hope – Sun 6/3 at 8 AM. 5KRun/Walk and Kids’ Dash. Benefits Ronald McDonald House at Advocate Children’s Hospital. Oak Lawn. Runningforhope.net.
  • Take Steps – Sun 6/3 at 10 AM. Benefits Crohn’s and Colitis research. Naperville. 847-827-0404.

UPCOMING FITNESS / RACE EVENTS:

  • Honor Ride Chicago – Sunday, 6/10 at 8 AM. Three non-competitive routes. Beginning and ending in Skokie. Benefits our Healing Heroes. Evanston Subaru. 818-888-7091 x 106. www.evanstonsubaru.com/honorridechicago.htm.
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  • Superhero 5K Run/Walk – Saturday, 6/16 at 8:30 AM. 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run, USATF Certified. Benefits JOURNEYS | The Road Home. Towne Square, Palatine. 847-963-9163. www.journeystheroadhome.org/superhero-5k .
  • The DASH Through Des Plaines 5K – Presented by Millennium Bank. Benefits the Des Plaines Park District Scholarship Fund. Sat., 6/16 at 8 a.m. USATF Certified. 1500 E. Prairie Ave., at Pearson St. Register online at ItsYourRace.com.
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SUPER SUMMER CAMPS

Now is the perfect time to plan a great Summertime Camp experience for your children. Click here for the most comprehensive listing of summer camps in the Chicago suburbs and surrounding areas!  Also, if you missed our last issue, more summer camps are featured here.


FAIRS & FESTIVALS…

Ottawa 2 Rivers Wine Fest – June 1 – 3. Enjoy wine from nearly 20 Illinois wineries PLUS Craft Beer from Tangled Roots Brewing Company! Fresh Lobster, Live Jazz. Outdoor Vendor Market and more! In the Heart of Starved Rock Country! Downtown Ottawa. 815-434-2737. www.ottawa2riversWinefest.com.
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  • Strawberry Jazz Festival – 6/3. Artists in all mediums, music, kids activites. Kankakee. (815) 933-ARTS.
  • Lincoln Park Greek Fest – 6/1-3. Authentic Mediterranean cuisine, music, dance troupe performances and Hellenic pride. Fri 5-11 PM; Sat Noon-11 PM; Sun Noon-10 PM.  2701 N. Sheffield Avenue outside of St. George Greek Orthodox  Church, Chicago. lincolnparkgreekfest.com
  • Taste of Mexico in Little Village – 6/1-3. Fans of Mexican street foods Enjoy lively cultural event featuring music, entertainment, carnival rides,. Fri 3-10 PM; Sat-Sun Noon-10 PM. 2800-3100 W 26th St, Chicago. chicagoevents.com.

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GREATER CHICAGO EVENTS…

FRIDAY, JUNE 1

  • FAMILY Skating – Public skate sessions are great for family and friends to come have a good time on the ice together. All ages. 12:10-1:40 PM. Northbrook Park District. nbparks.org.

SATURDAY, JUNE 2

  • FAMILY Cavalcade of Planes – See many kinds of aircraft both flying and on the ground. Experience a great event including skydiving, formation flying, helicopter demonstrations, and much more! Clow International Airport, Bolingbrook. 10 AM-4 PM. 630-378-0479.
  • KIDS Garage Sale – Kids will learn the value of getting rid of their old stuff as well as what it takes to make a deal. Strictly for kids’, games, books, sports equipment, clothes and collectibles. Bring own table and chairs. Ages 5 and up with an adult. 9 AM-2 PM. Register by 5/23, Plainfield Park District. plfdparks.org.
  • KIDS Spring Fling Gymnastics Showcase – Students get to show off their skills in a competition. Ages 3-13. Eola Community Center. 9:30-11:30 AM. Fox Valley Park District. foxvalleyparkdistrict.org.
  • CHICAGO/CITY  Adler Planetarium “What Is A Planet?” – . Award-winning exhibit explains what really happened to Pluto and why it matters. Scientific definitions have changed since the ancient astronomers; explore the discoveries through October 21 adlerplanetarium.org.
  • CHICAGO/CITY   Chicago’s Street Art Fair – June 2-3. This event showcases products like glass, jewelry, leather, photography, printmaking, painting, sculpture, digital arts, wood, ceramics or fiber etc. in the Gifts & Handicrafts, Household Consumables industries. Hyde Park neighborhood, Chicago. 57thstreetartfair.org.

SUNDAY, JUNE 3

  • FAMILY Cavalcade of Planes – See many kinds of aircraft both flying and on the ground. Experience a great event including skydiving, formation flying, helicopter demonstrations, and much more! Clow International Airport, Bolingbrook. 10 AM-4 PM. 630-378-0479.
  • CHICAGO/CITY  Adler Planetarium “What Is A Planet?” – . Award-winning exhibit explains what really happened to Pluto and why it matters. Scientific definitions have changed since the ancient astronomers; explore the discoveries through October 21 adlerplanetarium.org.
  • CHICAGO/CITY   Chicago’s Street Art Fair – June 2-3. This event showcases products like glass, jewelry, leather, photography, printmaking, painting, sculpture, digital arts, wood, ceramics or fiber etc. in the Gifts & Handicrafts, Household Consumables industries. Hyde Park neighborhood, Chicago. 57thstreetartfair.org.

TUESDAY, JUNE 5

  • ADULTS/TEENS Auditions – “Sister Act,” a musical filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story. Ages 16 and up. 5-9 PM. The Henmans Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. hemmens.org.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6

  • ADULTS/TEENS Auditions – “Sister Act,” a musical filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story. Ages 16 and up. 5-9 PM. The Henmans Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. hemmens.org.
  • FAMILY Movies in the Park – Bring blankets and lawn chairs for a free outdoor showing of “Charlotte’s Web.” Crafts at 8:15 PM, movie at dusk. Spalding Park. Glen Ellyn Park District. gepark.org.

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