Learn about the summer festivals (matsura) celebrated
in Japan during this special weekend of activities. Listen to
performances of Kokyo Taiko (Taiko drumming) and Chicago Koto Group
(koto harp), enjoy traditional storytelling from Anne Shimojima,
and watch a tea ceremony by the students of Dr. Nakashima. Kids of
all ages can make projects to celebrate summer-create a paper fan,
make a kite, and gyotaku fish prints at family-friendly, hands-on
Event is filled with food, drinks, music, entertainment and the best thoroughbreds in the country. Includes performances by the Jesse White Tumblers, singer Johnny Vincent, the National Anthem sung by Jim Cornelison and colors presented by Marine Air Control Group-48.
Part of the Kraft Kids Concert series. Park opens at 11 a.m.
The first 500 guests get an exclusive Boxcar goodie bag. Bring a printout of this event listing plus a used book donation for Open Books (www.open-books.org) for admission of two guests.
Brave New Way will show you “easy to learn” techniques that are extremely effective and base on instinctive principles. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult who is also registered for the program.
Exhibit features a child-sized laboratory where kids can explore how scientists impact health and wellness through hands-on, interactive machinery, processes and technology. A demonstration area of the exhibit will allow guest scientists and educators to perform fun and interactive scientific experiments appropriate for young children.
Get close to nature and discover where food comes from with activities. Learn about plant parts, the life of a bee, different types of seeds, how to plant a rainbow garden, worm composting and more.
Kids can plant, weed, water and more in the garden, maintained by The Organic Gardener, a Glencoe-based organization, who will also offer special activities every Tuesday and Saturday (2-3 p.m.). Activities include crafting seed packets, edible necklaces, and window greenhouses.