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Recycled Crafts

Glacial Park Conservation Area | Ringwood, Ill.

An indoor program to make cool crafts out of second-hand scraps.

When: 1-3 p.m.
Cost: $5, free resident

Line, Shape, and Symmetry in Art

DuPage Children's Museum | Naperville, Ill.

Explore the lines, shapes, and symmetry artists use every day. Children will experiment with a variety of creative processes that include works by renowned artists.

When: 4-5 p.m.
Cost: $23 pair, $17 member pair

Senet — the Favorite Game of Egypt

Oriental Institute Museum | Chicago, Ill.


Learn how to the play the game ancient Egyptians liked so much that they took it with them to the afterlife.

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

Pause to Play

West Chicago Public Library | West Chicago, Ill.


Look on the library lawn for an array of different outdoor games and activities everyone in the family can enjoy.

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

National Hot Dog Day and Pet Parade

Palos Park Village Green | Palos Park, Ill.


Jump on the wagon and bring the entire family down to the Village Green and enjoy a hot off the grill hot dog with all the fixings for only 50 cents. Plus live musical entertainment by BLUE WILLIE T & da Mid-Nite Lovers.

When: 5-7 p.m.
Cost: Free

Where's Waldo? Neighborhood-Wide Scavenger Hunt

Women and Children First | Chicago, Ill.


Beginning July 1, children can stop by for a list of participating stores, which each have a 6" Waldo figurine hidden somewhere on the premises. When the child finds him, that business's staff will give the child a card that says "I found Waldo at _____." Bring all the cards back for chances to win prizes.

Cost: Free

Mommy and Me Zumba in the Plaza

Winston Plaza Shopping Center | Melrose Park, Ill.


Exercise alone or with your children 3 and up. Playland Attendant on site for Children under 5. All first-time attendees recieve a Health & Fitness Goodie Bag. Bring a towel, water and a mat.

When: 10 a.m.
Cost: Free

Wizard of Oz

Morkes Chocolates | Palatine, Ill.

Kids recreate scenes from the Wizard of Oz movie including a chocolate house falling on the wicked witch, decorating Dorothy’s red slippers, building a yellow brick ‘candy’ road and adding more candy special effects

When: 2-3:30 p.m. or 4-5:30 p.m.
Cost: $18

Frozen In July

Morkes Chocolates | Algonquin, Ill.

Kids build Olaf marshmallows, mold chocolate snowflakes and truffle centered snowballs, and learn how to make ‘Magic’ shell ice cream topping, which will be enjoyed over ice cream, while singing ‘Let It Go’!


When: 10-11:30 a.m., noon-1:30 p.m., 2-3:30 p.m., or 4-5:30 p.m. July 21; 2-3:30 p.m., 4-5:30 p.m. or 6-7:30 p.m. July 23
Cost: $18

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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