Join a naturalist-led hike to enjoy the beauty of a restored tall-grass prairie in its late-summer glory. No baby strollers, please. Walk meets off nature center grounds - call 708-366-6530 for location and to register.When: 10-11:30 a.m.
Join a festive gathering of fur trappers, settlers, craftsmen, and entertainers along the banks of the Des Plaines River. Enjoy authentic period food, music and entertainment, craft demonstrations, tomahawk exhibition and throwing competition, canoe races, games and more.When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
Explore the exhibition Zarina: Paper Like Skin to discover work by the artist, Zarina, achieved through relief printing with textured natural materials on handmade paper. Return to the studio to experiment with materials and create your own artwork to take home. Registration required.When: 2-4 p.m.
The first Saturday of each month, the Smart offers a drop-in program of hands-on art activities and tours that encourage children and parents to engage in some creative looking. See the schedule of upcoming activities. Art-making supplies and other materials are provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.When: 1-4 p.m.
Discover what lives in the soil, under the leaves and in the fallen logs.When: 10-11 a.m.
Navy Chief Petty Officer (CPO) selectees serve as docents in the U-505 Submarine exhibit, answering questions about the U-505 as well as the Navy.When: 9:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Redmoon and its collaborators will be leading free workshops for community members. In these workshops, community members will be invited to learn the art of spoken word, drumming, and key elements of public performance in an effort to create authentic, unexpected urban celebrations. The Bucket Boys, a six person drum troupe composed of talented teenagers from the South Side, will lead community members in their unique style of drumming.When: 4:30-8:30 p.m.
Features excerpts from most popular programs, including Creative Movement classes, yoga for kids and parents, ballet, modern, hip hop, jazz, tap and musical theater. Stay after class to meet the youth dance faculty.When: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Ruth Page Civic Ballet performs a show for kids that includes interactivity with the audience as dancers perform excerpts of several classic ballets, in addition to contemporary work.When: Check website.
Features Lebanese traditions and cuisine and live entertainment. Family-friendly activities include face painting, moon jump, carnival games, cooking competitions and much more.When: 5-11 p.m. Friday; 2-11 p.m. Saturday; 12:30-7 p.m. Sunday