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Flower Fairy Festival

The Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

Help make fairy furniture, listen to some fairy folklore, and make a fairy wand of your own to take home.

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

Family Summer Camp

The Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

This family version of camp includes hiking, fishing, a picnic and toasting s'mores over the campfire, all while exploring the favorite spots of the arboretum. A picnic lunch and bait are provided. A fishing pole is required. A state fishing license required if 16 years of age or older.

When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Cost: $32, $25 members

Sew the Night Sky with Sarah Alvin

Chicago Children's Museum | Chicago, Ill.

Be a star in the big sky embroidery that will hang in the museum. Join us as we stitch stars in a giant night sky.

When: 1-5 p.m.
Cost: Free with admission

Bus Tour: Chicago Sports

Chicago History Museum | Chicago, Ill.

Chicago may not be the center of the sports world, but it's definitely the center of sports history and legends, from George Halas to Michael Jordan. Join public historian Josh Eisenberg on a tour of great sports moments, including the 100th anniversary of Wrigley Field.

When: 1-5 p.m.
Cost: $55

Beautiful Baubles: Beading Jewelry

DuPage County Historical Museum | Wheaton, Ill.


Make beaded jewelry, from bracelets and necklaces to barrettes.

When: 1-3 p.m.
Cost: Free

Insect Safari

The Grove | Glenview, Ill.

Search for amazing insects while exploring The Grove's grasses and woodlands. Discover and capture often overlooked wildlife. Hands-on fun includes using sweep nets, collecting jars, magnifiers and I. D. books. Advance registration is required.

When: 10-11:30 a.m.
Cost: $8.75, $7 resident

Silk & Steel

North Shore Center for the Performing Arts | Skokie, Ill.

Aerial Dance Chicago will present a shared concert with Elements Contemporary Ballet.



When: 7 p.m.
Cost: $26-$46

Parent/ Tot Fall Adventures - Animal Safari

Arlington Heights Park District | Arlington Heights, Ill.

The evening begins with a group story time followed by activity stations. Parents lead their children through the themed activity stations. Stations include: 1-2 craft projects, snack, explore/touch, a movement activity, and a sensory table. June 19, July 10, Aug. 14.

When: 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Cost: $14

Children’s Animal Portraiture Mosaic Workshop

Oriental Institute Museum | Chicago, Ill.

Capture the personality and characteristics of ancient animal images from the Oriental Institute Museum collection as you learn creative ways to translate them into a contemporary mosaic design. Materials and tools will be provided. Open to individuals of all levels of mosaic skill.

When: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Cost: $75, $68 member; $38 additional, $34 member additional

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Touhy 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
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