Annual Evanston Garden Fair

Evanston Garden Fair | Evanston, Ill.

FREE  

You'll find carefully selected veggies, annuals, perennials and hanging baskets at great prices, and you can seek advice from local Master Gardeners and browse area arts vendors. Proceeds benefit the continued beautification of Evanston. Call (847) 448-8256 for more information.

When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: Free

Bird Day

Crabtree Nature Center | Barrington, Ill.

FREE  

Experts help you spot them on our nature trails or see if you survive the Migration Obstacle Course. Kid's crafts, activities and live bird presentations.

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

Garlic Mustard Busters

Trailside Museum of Natural History | River Forest, Ill.

FREE  

Assist Trailside in restoring wildflower and wildlife habitat by pulling the invasive weed Garlic Mustard. Refreshments and gloves provided. Call (708) 366-6530 to register.

When: 10-11:30 a.m.
Cost: Free

Chicago Kidney Action Day

Millennium Park | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Event features free kidney health screenings, healthy food samples, interactive fitness demos, local entertainment and children's activities.

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

Tree Climbing Competition

Cantigny Park | Wheaton, Ill.

FREE  

Spectators are welcome at this professional competition conducted by the Illinois Arborist Association.

When: 10 a.m.
Cost: Free, $5 parking

Mother’s Day Card Craft at American Girl Place

American Girl Place | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Girls can make Mother's Day extra-special by decorating a pretty card and matching envelope, then adding a special message to Mom on the inside.

When: 3-5 p.m.
Cost: Free

CineYouth Festival

Columbia College | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Ninety-one short films are screened from filmmakers 21 years old and younger from around the world - including the US, Egypt, India, England and Australia. CineYouth  welcomes actor, writer and director John Francis Daley (Freaks and Geeks, Bones, Horrible Bosses) to share his experience with the film and television industry.

When: 7-9 p.m. Thursday; 5-9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday
Cost: Free

Family Fun Fest

Lincolnwood Parks & Recreation | Lincolnwood, Ill.

FREE  

Family-friendly afternoon of fun will consist of kite flying, dics golf, fishing, bike safety, tai chi, yoga, soccer, and rock 'n kids demonstrations and classes as well as kayak rides down the channel, family musical entertainment and stilt walking and interactive juggling.

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

Spanish Storytime at Morton Grove Public Library

Morton Grove Public Library | Morton Grove, Ill.

FREE  

Native speakers from Language Stars provide a 30-minute interactive FunImmersion program with books, songs and activities conducted entirely in their native language.

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

Doctor Who Mini-WHOCON

River Forest Public Library | River Forest, Ill.

FREE  

Watch an episode, show off Who trivia skills, enjoy Whotastic treats, and other Who-related activities.

When: 3-4:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
 





 
 
 
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