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St. John of the Cross' SJC Fest 2014 Special Needs Preivew

SJC Fest | Western Springs, Ill.

FREE  

Children and young adults with special needs can ride free on all carnival rides.

When: 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Kids Candle Making

Lake View Nature Center | Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.

Children can explore the science and craft behind this ancient light source and make beeswax, sand and ice candles to take home.

When: 1-3 p.m.
Cost: $25, $20 resident

Turtle Talk

Lake View Nature Center | Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.

Kids meet the Lake View Nature Center’s resident turtles and learn about them through hands-on activities, stories and an art project.

When: 10-11 a.m.
Cost: $15, $10 resident

Jelly Belly Summer Carnival

Jelly Belly Candy Company | Pleasant Prairie, Wis.

Enjoy classic carnival games and rides at the Jelly Belly Visitor Center. Plus, try a variety of Buttered Popcorn tastings to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the flavor.

When: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. June 26-28; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. June 29
Cost:

Artsy Doodlers – Mini-Sessions

Arlington Heights Park District | Arlington Heights, Ill.

A single-day session with a fun 4th of July theme along with an artist introduction.

When: 6:15-7 p.m.
Cost: $8

Thursday Night Concert Series

Lincolnwood Parks & Recreation | Lincolnwood, Ill.

FREE  

Includes family-friendly activities such as inflatables, bingo with prizes and magical face painting, then bands takes stage to rock the park. Concession stand will be open for food and refreshments.

When: 6-8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Celebrate "Graduation Day with Author Joelle Charbonneau

Evanston Public Library | Evanston, Ill.

FREE  

Celebrate Graduation Day, the final book in Joelle Charbonneau's epic dystopian series, The Testing Trilogy. Joelle will talk the inspiration and work of writing the trilogy, answer questions from the audience, and sign books.

When: 7-8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Taste of Trinity Summer Workshop

Trinity Academy of Irish Dance |

These one-hour fun-filled sessions will include basic footwork, introduction to Irish dance music & rhythm, learning the traditional Irish Jig and more.

When: 9-10 a.m. and 10-11 a.m.
Cost: $65

Tree House Tales

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

Butterflies & Blooms

Chicago Botanic Garden | Glencoe, Ill.

Outdoor butterfly garden where visitors can immerse themselves with hundreds of live tropical butterfly species from around the world. A field guide is available to help visitors identify dozens of species in the exhibition. Visitors can also observe butterflies hatching through a window into the pupa emergence room.

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., weather permitting.
Cost: $6, $5 seniors, $4 kids 3-12. Discounts for members and combination tickets available.
 







 
 
 
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