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Bee Hive Tour

Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

Take a Bee Hive Tour on Friday, Sept. 6 or Sunday, Sept. 8 from 9 a.m. to noon with Greg Fischer, the Arboretum's beekeeper. Bee netting will be provided. Enjoy a sample of honey for a sweet finish to the tour. Register at mortonarb.org/education, in the Visitor Center or by calling (630) 719-2468.

When: 9 a.m.-noon
Cost: $30, $22 members

Exploration Station

Oak Park Conservatory | Oak Park, Ill.

FREE  

This month's theme is Playing with Plants. Make a grass whistle, float a boat, play with daisies, and more.

When: 10 a.m.-noon
Cost: Free

Brookfield Prairie Walk

Trailside Museum of Natural History | River Forest, Ill.

FREE  

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.
Cost: Free

Lebanese Festival

Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church | Lombard, Ill.

FREE  

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
Cost: Free

Poochapalooza

Glen Ellyn Park District | Glen Ellyn, Ill.

FREE  

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 park.

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

Parent/Child Bento Box 101

Naperville Park District | Naperville, Ill.

Decorate and create a bento box complete with smaller storage compartments and learn new, creative ideas for packing lunches. Then pack your bento box with healthy items before you leave.

When: 9-10 a.m.
Cost: $37, $25 resident; free adults

Historic Route 66 Car Show

Berwyn, Ill.

FREE  

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.

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: Free

Grand Opening Event

Goldfish Swim School St. Charles | St. Charles, Ill.

FREE  

Includes food, a free family swim, and giveaways, games and a photo booth. RSVP at
https://www.facebook.com/events/397129273725305/?fref=ts

When: 2:30-6:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Tales and Treasures

Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

New exhibit showcases 50 rare and unique objects from the Sterling Morton Library's collections. The artifacts include a collection of butterflies that is more than 100 years old, an Eskimo bone carving, original woodblocks, and metal sculptures. Explore a modern cabinet of curiosities, with drawers that pull out and doors that open to reveal objects and interactive games, share your vision of a library in 50 years, and take part in a library-wide scavenger hunt.

Cost: Free with admission

David Rogers’ Big Bugs

Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

Kids become bug detectives as they explore the exhibit of huge bug sculptures built using natural materials including trees, dried branches, roots and green saplings. On display will be an over-sized bee hive, lady bug, assassin bug, damsel fly, spider, daddy long legs, praying mantis, dragon fly, grasshopper and three ants. Kids receive a free bug detective guide, helping them uncover the truth about bugs. Plus, they can take part in daily events to learn more about bugs, plus an edible insects program for the whole family.

Cost: Free with admission
 







 
 
 
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