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Race Horses of the Sky

The Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

Meet Matt Wiesbrock in the Children's Garden as he showcases his racing pigeons and talks about his fascinating backyard hobby.

When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: Free with admission

Let's Dance!

McFetridge Sports Center (California Park) | Chicago, Ill.

Youth from the Chicago Park District's synchronized skating team, Chicago Skates, perform as part of a program that includes the AIT ensemble and guest stars such as 2014 Olympic Team Bronze medalist Jason Brown and 2011 U.S. Men's Champion Ryan Bradley.

When: 7 p.m.
Cost: $30, $60 VIP

National Geographic Explorers

Museum of Science and Industry | Chicago, Ill.

Kenny Broad, cave diver and environmental anthropologist, and Sarah McNair-Landry, adventurer, cinematographer, avid kite skier and the youngest person to reach both the North and South poles, will give guests a glimpse into their lives as National Geographic Explorers and answer questions. They will also sign autographs after the presentation.

When: 11 a.m.
Cost: Check website

Princess & Super Hero Party

Chop Shop | Chicago, Ill.

A red carpet entry awaits! Families enjoy balloon making, games, face painting, dancing and a photographer to grab shots of the guests with their favorite character. Plus live performances including Batman and Spiderman skits, Jake the Pirate leading a treasure hunt, Cinderella asking the kids to help her find her glass slipper, Ariel singing “Part of Your World” and Elsa singing “Let it Go!” Snacks and drinks provided.

When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: $30 adult/child pair; $50 adult/2 children

Circus in Progress - An Evening of Daring New Work

The Actors Gymnasium | Evanston, Ill.

Get a sneak peek at some of Chicago's most exciting new works of circus art. This latest installation of our performance series focuses on the development of new acts. Professionals from the Chicagoland circus community will be featured as well as advanced students from The Actors Gymnasium's own classes.

Cost: $15 adults, $12.50 kids

CommUNITY Block Party

Roosevelt High School | Chicago, Ill.


Community walk from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. to celebrate the diversity of Roosevelt High School and Albany Park. At the field and parking lot behind Roosevelt High School, Redmoon and the Great Chicago Fire Festival will host a large Barbeque with activities for children and families (bounce house, face painting, games) with free food. 

When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: Free

Family Adventure Day

Humboldt Park | Chicago, Ill.


Explore the great outdoors with such activities as fort building, kite flying, fishing, mud painting and more as part of Leave No Child Inside month.

When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Cost: Free

Mantra Mom Yoga

Tejas Yoga Chicago | Chicago, Ill.


Join Baby Mantra for a free yoga class. Space is limited, so email to reserve a spot.

When: 2-4 p.m.
Cost: Free

Middle Grade Mania Party

The Book Stall at Chestnut Court | Winnetka, Ill.


The Book Stall hosts six authors: Emily Fairlie (The Tuckernuck Mysteries), Kate Hannigan (Cupcake Cousins), Michele Weber Hurwitz (The Summer I Saved the World in 65 Days), Wendy McClure (Wanderville), Liesl Shirtliff (Rump: The True Story of Rumplestiltskin), and Amy Timberlake (One Came Home). This panel of Chicago-area writers will discuss their books and how they are written, answer questions from the audience, and sign copies of their work. In addition, there will be cool prizes and giveaways, and snacks will be served.

When: 3-4:15 p.m.
Cost: Free

Tree House Tales

The Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

Enter a tree house village filled with adventure and imagination. Play, make believe, and become part of the trees' ever-changing tale. The exhibition is comprised of six fun-filled, educational tree houses, aimed at kids 2-10.

When: 7 a.m.-sunset
Cost: Free with admission
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