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Stories & Songs with Shana Harvey

The Lurie Garden in Millennium Park | Chicago, Ill.


Chicago-based teacher and singer/songwriter Shana Harvey leadskids in an interactive sing-along with folk songs from all over the world. Snacks, blankets and music-makers welcome. Kids must be accompanied by an adult and pre-registration is required.

When: 11 a.m.-noon June 22, July 20 and Aug. 10
Cost: Free

Tour Union Station with the Chicago History Museum!

Union Station | Chicago, Ill.

Explore the architecture above street level, the action of the rails below, and the stories of one of America’s last grand railway stations. The walking tour runs 90 minutes to two hours. June 22, July 27, Aug. 10 and 24.

When: 1 p.m.
Cost: $25, $20 members

Get In, Get Art Days

Beverly Arts Center | Chicago, Ill.


A series of free monthly hands-on art days. Each of the Get In, Get Art days is centered on a theme. Today's theme is "Get Heard." This afternoon of music includes an open mic and music jam, instrument "petting" zoo, and more.

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

Annual Swedish Days Ride

Fox Valley Bicycle and Ski Club | St. Charles, Ill.

Tour the scenic, paved back roads of Kane County. Rest stops, food and beverages provided along the way on this family-friendly ride. SAG and Que sheets provided. Route covers 27, 45, 62, 80, 100, and 124 miles of well marked routes. Visit for early registration and visit for more information.

When: 6 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Cost: $25, $45 family day of ride; $17, $35 family in advance

Summer Family Festival! ¡Fiesta de Verano Familiar!

Rush Creek Conservation Area | Harvard, Ill.


Nature-related activities for the whole family will be available in Spanish and English, including hikes, fishing, games, food, and live music, as well as bilingual storytelling (2:30-3:30 p.m.). A limited number of fishing poles and bait will be available. Participants 16 years of age or older must have a valid Illinois fishing license.

When: 2-6 p.m.
Cost: Free

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Chase Park | Chicago, Ill.


Set against the backdrop of the 1896 Yukon Gold Rush, The Two Gentlemen of Verona features prospectors, saloon gals, and outlaws. Follow this zany troupe as they travel from Verona to Yukon to seek their fortune and find love. This family-friendly, 90-minute version of The Two Gentlemen of Verona is a great introduction to Shakespeare as well as a new take on a classic comedy. Patrons are encouraged to bring picnics, blankets and/or chairs to this outdoor production. For more information, visit

When: 5 p.m.
Cost: Free; donations appreciated

Grand Opening Weekend

Monica + Andy | Chicago, Ill.


Parents and kids can enjoy plant-based milk and cookies, new summer items and fun free activities. On Saturday, there's toddler yoga at 11:30 a.m. and an art project and class at 4 p.m.; on Sunday, enjoy singing with Miss Aimee Leigh (noon-2 p.m.) and toddler yoga at 4 p.m.

Cost: Free

Open Baby Registry Event with Giggle!

Neighborhood Parents Network | Chicago, Ill.


Giggle staff walk guests through strollers, car seats, cribs, and other essential items in a group setting. bottled water, coffee and bagels are provided. Participants can enter to win a Giggle sweepstakes for a $1000 gift card to their stores.

When: 9-11 a.m.
Cost: Free

Boxing Seminar at Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts June 22

Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts | Chicago, Ill.

Includes Basic Punching and Defense; Improving Your Skills with Mitt Drills; Sparring Drills and Skills. Bring a mouth piece, hand wraps, bag gloves and boxing gloves.

When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: $30 per session in advance, $40 per session at door; $75 full seminar in advance, $95 full seminar at door.

Celebrate Summer at Lollie!

lollie | Evanston, Ill.


Enjoy a signature champagne cocktail, take advantage of sales and promotions, learn the art of waterfall braids, figure eights and twists, and try complimentary mini-manicures for little ones.

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

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