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Family Sunday

Schaumburg Boomers | Schaumburg, Ill.

Bring some sidewalk chalk to help decorate the concourse. Everyone is welcome to stick around for postgame autographs with players and coaches. May 19; June 2, 9 and 23; July 7, 14 and 28; August 4 and 18.

When: Check website
Cost: $7 and up

Bye Bye Birdie Performances

Schaumburg Park District | Schaumburg, Ill.

Bye Bye Birdie tells the story of a rock and roll singer, Conrad Birdie, who is about to be inducted into the army. Rose, his agent's secretary, concocts one final national publicity plan before Conrad's induction.

When: 7 p.m. July 19, 6 p.m. July 20, 2 p.m. July 21
Cost: $12, $7 youth, Free kids under 2 (if held)

Watch Us Grow: Monarch Butterflies

Kohl Children's Museum | Glenview, Ill.

Kids can learn about the four stages of butterfly development and explore how animals change and adapt through the metamorphosis process. Signage explains the egg and caterpillar stages of butterfly growth, and live specimens of pupa and adult butterflies demonstrate the final two stages of growth.

Cost: Free with admission

Spin: The Science of Rotation

Kohl Children's Museum | Glenview, Ill.

Guests explore the science behind spinning toys, sports, transportation, space travel, entertainment and even the Universe itself. Includes The Human Centrifuge, Let it Roll race and laser light show.

Cost: Free with admission

A Kid at Heart, Looking at Childhood Play Gallery Exhibit

Arlington Heights Historical Museum | Arlington Heights, Ill.

Features Antique and collectible dolls and toys from the 19th and 20th centuries, plus some modern and reproduction toys that are available for hands-on fun.

When: 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Cost: Free; $2 donation suggested

Wiley and The Hairy Man

Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center | Evanston, Ill.

Set deep within the mysterious Tombigbee Swamp, this performance centers around a young fatherless boy, his conjure-woman Mother, his faithful Hound Dog and the Hairy Man who haunts Wiley's days and dreams. In an exciting duel of wits, Wiley learns to rely on his own resources and conquers two villains: the Hairy Man and his own fear.

Cost: $10 adults; $8 children under 18
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