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Art in the Park

Northbrook Park District | Northbrook, Ill.

FREE  

Enjoy high-quality artwork of more than 70 artists from across the country, plus live music, children’s activities, a young artists’ exhibit and a food and beverage area. http://www.northbrookarts.org/aitp.php

When: Check website
Cost: Free

Fishing Derby

Gurnee Park District | Gurnee, Ill.

FREE  

Prizes will be awarded for the most fish caught, biggest fish and smallest catch. Bait will be provided. Bring your own fishing pole; only a limited number of poles will be available.

When: 8:30-11 a.m.
Cost: Free

"The Wiz: A Brand New Day!"

Preston Bradley Center | Chicago, Ill.

Children of all ages will rediscover Dorothy's legendary journey through Oz with the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion starring an ensemble of stars from Chicago and New York City's Theater District in this modern contemporary interactive performance with audience participation, costumes and digitally projected 3D scenery. This is an abbreviated, ninety minute twenty first century version of the musical Wizard of Oz starring professional adult actors geared towards young audiences and families.  www.nyblackarts.com

When: 3 and 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $15-$20

Magic by Randy

Liberty Bank | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Bring the family out for a magic show with music, storytelling, comedy and more.

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

Paws, Claws and More!

Morton Grove Public Library | Morton Grove, Ill.

FREE  

Visit with exotic live animal friends from all parts of the world and learn about what they eat and how they live in the wild.

When: 2-3 p.m.
Cost: Free

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Ravenswood Manor Park | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Set against the backdrop of the 1896 Yukon Gold Rush, The Two Gentlemen of Verona features prospectors, saloon gals, and outlaws. Follow this zany troupe as they travel from Verona to Yukon to seek their fortune and find love. This family-friendly, 90-minute version of The Two Gentlemen of Verona is a great introduction to Shakespeare as well as a new take on a classic comedy. Patrons are encouraged to bring picnics, blankets and/or chairs to this outdoor production. For more information, visit www.spectralia.org.

When: 5 p.m.
Cost: Free; donations appreciated

Where's Waldo? Neighborhood-Wide Scavenger Hunt

Women and Children First | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

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

Halloween in July

The Red Balloon Co. | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Shoppers can stop by the store at 1940 N. Damen Ave. for tricks, treats, candy, games, and other activities. Costumes are encouraged.

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

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

Circus Zirkus

Chicago Children's Museum | Chicago, Ill.

Children can immerse themselves in backstage preparation, perform routines in center ring or manage the behind-the-scenes action of lights and sound. Plus, try making a circus balance toy or dress up like a clown.

Cost: Free with admission
 










 
 
 
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