Festival includes cooking demonstrations by celebrity
chefs, live music, local food artisans, regional beer and wines, a
special Chipotle festival menu, and other activities emphasizing
fresh and affordable food made with sustainable
A Kids' Zone features crafts and activities.
This month's theme is Playing with Plants. Make a grass whistle,
float a boat, play with daisies, and more.
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.
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
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.
Includes live dog performances, agility training course,
demonstrations and pet-related vendors. Each pooch receives a
treat-filled goody bag. All dogs must remain leashed while in the
Celebrate the automobile and the spirit of Route 66-the
legendary highway that runs between Chicago and Southern
California. Also features food and car-related vendors.
Includes food, a free family swim, and giveaways, games
and a photo booth. RSVP at
Celebrate National Frog Trouble Day with song, dance,
activities, and chances to win free copies of Sandra Boynton's
great new book, "Frog Trouble!" Bestselling author, songwriter, and
artist Sandra Boynton has gone Country, with 12 new songs song by
country and pop artist greats.
Visit the Ancient Art of the Americas galleries to explore
carved and painted Mayan hieroglyphs, then stop into the studios to
draw a picture-symbols.