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Arts Dans La Rue

Oak Park, Ill.

FREE  

Savor art, food, wine, music, dance and all things authentically European. Kids' activities include artistic face painting, a wandering mime, animal ambassador Mindy the Monkey and art with the Oak Park Art League.

When: Noon-9 p.m.
Cost: Free

Sun-sational Flowers

Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

Learn about sunflowers while hiking, listening to stories and playing games.

When: 9:30-11 a.m. Aug. 5, 13 and 14
Cost: $25, $18 members

Language Stars Field Trip

National Museum of Mexican Art | Chicago, Ill.

Join Language Stars on a field trip to the National Museum of Mexican Art.

When: 10-11:30 a.m.
Cost: $15, $10 additional sibling

National Night Out Against Crime

Harrison Benwell Conservation Area | Wonder Lake, Ill.

FREE  

Stop by for complimentary food and beverages and enjoy the ongoing activities. Information booths include: Child Passenger Safety Information, and Project S.W.E.E.P. Various police and fire equipment that will be on display. Special demonstrations are scheduled throughout the evening.

When: 5:30-8 p.m.
Cost: Free

Parent/Child Bingo and Pizza

Naperville Park District | Naperville, Ill.

Includes 12 games of Bingo, a snack provided at the start, pizza and a drink at the halfway point, prizes geared to both adults and children. Prize for all the children when the event is over. Aug. 5, Oct. 4.

When: 6:30-8 p.m.
Cost: $22, $15 resident

National Night Out

Oakbrook Terrace Park District | Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.

FREE  

Features music and an outdoor movie (Despicable Me 2), plus representatives from the DuPage Sheriff's Office. There will be a variety of trucks for kids to explore, including fire trucks, police cars, garbage trucks and more.

When: 6 p.m.
Cost: Free

National Night Out Against Crime

Tinley Park District | Tinley Park, Ill.

FREE  

Visitors can meet members of Tinley Park's various departments and view Village-owned vehicles, the Tinley Park Public Library's Bookmobile and a Trace Ambulance unit. Music and family entertainment will be provided, and representatives of local businesses will be on-hand. The Classic Cars of Cruise Night can also be viewed.

When: 5-9 p.m.
Cost: Free

FoxTales Storytelling Festival

Algonquin Public Library | Algonquin, Ill.

FREE  

Join storytellers and puppeteers from the greater Chicago area on the library's back patio. Make sure you bring a picnic basket and enjoy the festivities. Includes stories, puppets, songs and more.

When: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Cost: Free

Language Stars Movie Matinee

Language Stars |

Watch The Lorax in Mandarin! Includes movie, snacks, and a take-home project.

When: 3-5 p.m.
Cost: $25, $20 additional child

Kids Food Art Class

Whole Foods Market Deerfield | Deerfield, Ill.

Kids get to make two pieces of "art" that they can munch on too.

When: 4:30-5 p.m.
Cost: $5
 







 
 
 
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