and Family Workshop: Turkey Tracks and the Log Cabin: Quilting and Pioneer Life

DuPage County Historical Museum | Wheaton, Ill.

FREE  

Since the first settlers to DuPage County in the early 1800s, quilting has been a popular and important skill in the household. Learn how to quilt your own work of art.

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

Urban Interventions Amundsen Park

Redmoon Theater | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

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. The Young Chicago Authors, an organization which offers education and scholarships for young Chicagoans interested in creative writing, will have several representatives present to lead the community in expression through spoken word. Following the workshops, the participants and any other interested community members will be invited to join Redmoon and its collaborators to create a 30-40 minute spectacle and parade in the public park.

 

 

When: 5-9 p.m.
Cost: Free

Fall Open House

Sherwood Community Music School at Columbia College Chicago | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Experience music, dance and theater classes for children and adults. Plus, face painting, musical instrument petting zoo, refreshments and more. Free Child IDs are sponsored by New York Life.

When: 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Cost: Free

Family Health Fest

Monsignor Thiele Parish Center | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Free health screenings for adults and children and physicians are available for consultations. Also features fun family activities, raffle prizes and refreshments.

When: 9 a.m.-noon
Cost: Free

Chicago Shakespeare in the Park: The Comedy of Errors

Welles Park | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Audiences will experience the wildly entertaining tale of a man and his servant landing in a foreign land, searching for their long-lost twin brothers. Everywhere they go, strangers insist that they're old friends. Mistaken identities abound, but in the end, chaos gives way to clarity in this comedy filled with mayhem and madness.

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

Back to School Bash!

Kinder Care Learning Center | Lisle, Ill.

FREE  

Includes raffles, refreshments, music, games, bounce house and special tuition promotions.

Cost: Free

“Be A Tooth Sleuth”

Oak Park Conservatory | Oak Park, Ill.

FREE  

The exhibit, organized by the Purdue Agriculture Exhibit Design Center, teaches children that mammals are carnivores, herbivores or omnivores and that there are different types of teeth and feeding habits for each. Among its features are animal skulls, including a tiny weasel and a polar bear. Kids can look at their own teeth in the Tooth Sleuth mirror to determine their eating category.

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: Free; $2 donation appreciated

Lincolnshire Art Festival

Lincolnshire, Ill.

FREE  

Festival features more than 130 juried artists, live music and fun art activities for kids. Art enthusiasts of all ages can get into the "art-filled action" by making their mark on a community mural at the festival.

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: Free

Kleinman Family Cove Family Drop-in Activities

Chicago Botanic Garden | Glencoe, Ill.

FREE  

Explore the plants and animals in aquatic habitats. Use scientific tools to look at tiny critters living under water, find out what makes water plants different from land plants, and more. Activities vary from week to week. Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: Free; $20 parking

The NOSH at Wicker Park

Wicker Park | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

A new food and a outdoor market experience with yummy treats, family-friendly live music, lots of shade, and a playground area. The Nosh is every Saturday at The Pritzker School Playground, on Damen Ave between Evergreen & Schiller.

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: Free
 





 
 
 
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