Arbor Weekend Celebration

Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

Plant tree seeds, investigate tree cookies and hunt for five unique trees hiding in the garden.

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

Walk Now For Autism Speaks

Chicago Botanic Garden | Glencoe, Ill.

FREE  

Family friendly walk fundraiser supporting the efforts of Autism Speaks.

When: 8:00amto2:00pm
Cost: free

Lego Bash

Blackberry Farm | Aurora, Ill.

The Chicago Area LEGO Users Group (ChiLUG) showcases its creations, including train layouts, town scenes and 3D models, and shares building techniques and ideas. Admission includes a complimentary ride around Lake Gregory aboard Blackberry Farm's steam-engine replica train.

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
Cost: $5, $4 resident

Spring Wildflower Walk

Trailside Museum of Natural History | River Forest, Ill.

FREE  

Join a naturalist for a guided walk to view the delicate blooms of local woodland wildflower

When: 1-2 p.m.
Cost: Free

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Fuller Air Station Prairie and Tyner Interpretive Center | Glenview, Ill.

Discover what happens to all that stuff in the green bin after it is picked up, learn what the numbers on the bottom of recyclable packages mean and more about sustainability. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

When: 10-11:30 a.m.
Cost: $10, $8 resident

Health and Wellness Night

Chicago Children's Museum | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Families can get their hearts and imaginations racing with an evening of fun activities. March 28, April 25, May 30, June 27.

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

Trees! An Arbor Day Art Workshop

Arlington Heights Historical Museum | Arlington Heights, Ill.

Learn to appreciate the special parts of a tree and then learn to draw those parts - the leaves, the trunk, the branches and the bark. Sheila Cohen is creative artist and designer of Ishkabibble Design Studio, and teaches art for children and design for adults at Monart Drawing Studio.

When: 2-4 p.m.
Cost: $25

Quilt-tastic Designs

Discovery Center Museum | Rockford, Ill.

Discover the intricacy and beauty of quilts as members of the Sinnissippi Quilters show samples, demonstrate tools, and let you play with shapes. Immerse yourself in a time-honored heritage as you invent your own pattern, dabble in design, and monkey with math.

When: 1-4 p.m.
Cost: Free with admission

Alice in Wonderland

Beverly Arts Center | Chicago, Ill.

The one-of-a-kind, life-sized puppet production features ballet dancing, live original music and musical instruments for the kids to join in and play. Young audience members help the Queen of Hearts by acting as cards to chase Alice from the royal rose garden.

When: 1:30 p.m.
Cost: $11, $9 members

2013 World Dance Day Celebration: Performance and Free Dance Classes

Athenaeum Theatre | Chicago, Ill.

More than 20 different dance troupes take the stage, from ballet to ballroom, tap to tango, hip-hop to Horo. From noon-2 p.m. are free mini-dance lessons for every age and ability.

When: 12 p.m. free dance classes; 2-5 p.m. performances
Cost: $16-$28
 





 
 
 
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