Celebrate Earth Day with a free spring walk to the
Garden's McDonald Woods-a 100-acre oak woodland that is being
restored to its presettlement condition. Learn about the
restoration efforts taking place and see a variety of spring
Scout groups, church groups, students, friends and families are
invited to help spruce up local parks by picking up litter and more
to celebrate Earth Week. Park locations: North Aurora Island Park,
Blackberry Farm, Waubonsie Lake Park and South Island Park. Call
Debbie Smith at 630-966-4555 to sign up.
Lego and train displays presented by members of Northern
Illinois Lego Train Club on April 26-27. They will showcase Lego
train layouts. Scenic train ride around Lake Gregory included. For
information, call (630) 892-1550.
More than twenty environmental booths on sustainable practices as well as kids’ crafts, games and activities, puppet shows, guided nature hikes and a household recycling drop-off. Food and beverage vendors will be on hand or bring your own "no waste" picnic lunch. Music includes an opening drum circle at 11 a.m., Off Square Music featuring local musicians at 11:30 a.m., 2 and 3 p.m., and a 1 p.m. performance by Bill Kehl's Earth, Music…Magic!, a family-friendly concert.
Enjoy a naturalist-guided hike in the springtime woods, to see
migrating birds and spring wildflowers. Register by April 24.
Families can share in the magic of aerial dance with an evening of aerial dance solos. Shows are at 6 and 8 p.m.
Includes art, music, dance class, and a 30 minute movie. Pizza, juice and carrots will be served, and movie time will include popcorn.
Watch "Ponyo," a Japanese film with English subtitles that is inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale "The Little Mermaid." The film tells the story of a young and overeager goldfish named Ponyo who seeks to become human. Snacks and beverages are provided. RSVP here: http://bit.ly/Naij2G
Indoor juried art show features a free children's art workshop, live music, the Palette Cafe featuring grilled chicken, brats, burger, fresh salads and home-baked goodies.
More than a dozen exciting, interesting demonstrations and fun,
hands-on activities that demonstrate how your brain works. Kids and
parents learn together about brain research. Registration required