Submit your events
 

Art in the Park

Art in the Park in Elmhurst | Elmhurst, Ill.

FREE  

A show of fine arts and crafts. Enjoy an array of other activities including kids' art activities, School of Rock with performances by local high school musicians, a food vendor court, and gourmet food gift section. Microsoft will be offering a fun kid's activity along with Mariano's giveaways. Wilder Mansion will be open for coffee, pastries, and lunch provided by Café Amano on both days.

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: Free

Spring Festival

Trailside Museum of Natural History | River Forest, Ill.

FREE  

Celebrate spring with fun activities for all ages, including guided nature walks, dip netting for fish and frogs in the pond, animal encounters, children's crafts, and much more. Call for more information and schedule of events.

When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: Free

Open House

Cantigny Park | Wheaton, Ill.

FREE  

Includes demonstrations, tours, exhibits, plant sales, kids' activities and more. Members of the Cantigny Horticulture staff answer your gardening and plant questions.

When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: Free

Make 'N Take Tin Punching

Graue Mill and Museum | Oak Brook, Ill.

Stop by to learn the simple technique of punching holes into decorative patterns on tin and make a piece of punched tin to take home.

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

Green Earth Fair

Green Earth Institute | Naperville, Ill.

FREE  

Enjoy sunshine, live music, and fresh air at a 60-acre organic vegetable farm in Naperville. A variety of childrens' activities includes crafts and Willowbrook Wildlife Center, which will be bringing local wildlife for up-close viewing. Tour the farm and find out more about the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Learn new ways to green your life from more than 40 exhibitors and expert speakers on nutrition, organic gardening, backyard chickens, and more. Organic vegetable seedlings will be available for purchase.

When: 12:30-5 p.m.
Cost: Free

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

Bird is the Word

Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

Match bird moms to bird babies, play with nest materials and make a baby owl call to take home.

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

Special Crafts for the Wonder Works' Garden

Wonder Works | Oak Park, Ill.

Donate $5 for a choice of four different planters to hand decorate and plant with your choice of flower. Or donate $10 on Fridays (4 p.m. April 11, April 25, May 9) for a chance to decorate a 12" stepping-stone (requires pick up after 1 week).

Cost: Donation requested

Cheaper by the Dozen

Fox Valley Repertory | St. Charles, Ill.

Performances run March 27-May 18.

 

Cost: $32-$42
 







 
 
 
Copyright 2014 Wednesday Journal Inc. All rights reserved. Chicago web development by liQuidprint