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Grand Opening Event of Vertical Endeavors- Glendale Heights

Vertical Endeavors | Warrenville, Ill.

FREE  

At 44,000 square feet, Vertical Endeavors Glendale Heights will be the largest indoor climbing facility in the U.S. Includes 3,500 square feet of bouldering surface, 59 top ropes, 30 auto belays and 93 lead/top rope routes totaling more than 180 anchors for climbing. Enjoy Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, free climbing, meet & greets with professional climbers, food from Best Truckin’ BBQ; climbing demos, lessons, clinics and more.

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

The Boxcar Children Free Movie Screening!

Pickwick Theatre | Park Ridge, Ill.

FREE  

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.

When: Noon-4 p.m.
Cost: Free

Construction Fundraiser For the Love of Lee

St. Leonard School | Berwyn, Ill.

FREE  

Family event with food, beer, games, magician, music, silent auction and raffles. Proceeds go toward a 9-year-old boy with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy to have a handicap accessible bathroom, bedroom and ceiling lift.

When: 2-10 p.m.
Cost: Free

Dog Days of Summer

Homewood Flossmoor Park District | Flossmoor, Ill.

FREE  

A giant Block Party with fun activities, carnival games, face painting and summer fare. The day kicks off with the annual Pooch Parade with judging man’s best friend for Most Humorous, Most Unique, and Best in Show.

When: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Cost: Free

ABC's of Style

Lincolnwood Town Center | Lincolnwood, Ill.

FREE  

Get a sneak peek of this fall's top trends at a fashion show featuring Charlotte Russe, Hot Topic, Old Navy and Wet Seal. First 100 attendees will receive a free slice of pizza from Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen. Plus swag bags, giveaways, music and more.

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

Family Fun Festival

Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

A summer long fun festival featuring interactive activities, arts and crafts and games for kids. Highlights include daily appearances by Wiggleworms instructors at 10 a.m., daily reading circle at 11 a.m. and Movement Music Mondays at 1 p.m.

Cost: Free

WTTW Kids Readers are Leaders Tour

WTTW Kids Readers are Leaders Tour |

FREE  

Event features movements and songs by the Miss Lori of Miss Lori’s CAMPUS and dialogic reading by WTTW’s tour manager, Mr. Brandon. Plus, interactive games that helps create excitement about reading. Following every 60 minute show, WTTW gives each child a bag comprised of special learning materials, resources for parents and caregivers, and a book. Check website for locations throughout the summer.

When: Check website for schedule.
Cost: Free

WTTW Kids Great Food Fan Van

FREE  

The WTTW Kids Great Food Fan Van educates parents and children about proper nutrition and delivers that message in a fun, interactive, two-hour performance that includes stretching, dancing, singing, healthy food sampling, and one-on-one nutritional guidance and education.  Each performance is lead by Miss Lori of Miss Lori’s CAMPUS and WTTW’s Mr. Brandon. Plus, an appearance and photo op with Arthur. Each event takes place within the "WTTW Kids Village" which has a stage area, sampling canopies, and a learning tent.

When: Check website for schedule.
Cost: Free

Summer Fireworks

Navy Pier | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

The spectacle is choreographed to music and produced by award-winning Melrose Pyrotechnics. Watch from a lakefront boat cruise, Navy Pier’s South Dock or one of the Ferris wheel gondolas.

When: 9:30 p.m. Wednesday; 10:15 p.m. Saturday
Cost: Free

Much Ado About Nothing

Midsommer Flight | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

This Midsommer Flight show runs in conjunction with the Chicago Park District from July 19-Aug. 24 at 6 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Performances will be st Schreiber Park, 1552 W. Schreiber Ave. from July 19-27; Gross Park, 2708 W. Lawrence Ave. from Aug. 2-10; and Touhy Park, 7438 N. Paulina St. from Aug. 16-24. For more information visit midsommerflight.com.

 

When: 6 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays
Cost: Free
 











 
 
 
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