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

DuPage County Historical Museum | Wheaton, Ill.


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

Fall Open House

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


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 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.


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.


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

Cost: Free

“Be A Tooth Sleuth”

Oak Park Conservatory | Oak Park, Ill.


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

The NOSH at Wicker Park

Wicker Park | Chicago, Ill.


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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