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Earth Day Celebration

Skokie, Ill.

FREE  

Entertaining activities along the Earth Day picnic trail will take a fun look at where our food comes from, how it is grown and processed, and how our food choices affect the planet. Plenty of earth-friendly foods will be available for sale and for sampling

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

A Circus Space Odyssey: CircEsteem's Spring Circus

Chicago, Ill.

Jump into Spring with CircEsteem's 14th Annual Spring Circus featuring trapeze, gym wheel, acrobatics, juggling, clowning, stilt walking and trampoline performances by CircEsteem youth.

When: April 18-19 and 25-26, 2015; visit CircEsteem.org for showtimes.
Cost: $8- $18; $35 VIP

Arbor Weekend Celebration

The Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

Plant tree seeds, investigate tree cookies and hunt for five unique trees hiding in the garden.

When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: Free with admission

Open Climb

Lincoln Marsh Natural Area | Wheaton, Ill.

Check out the new 50-foot climbing tower. The tower provides a fun, challenging, and unique experience. No experience necessary, and a certified instructor will do the belaying. An adult must be present for children under 14.

When: 1-3 p.m. April 26; 3-5 p.m. May 31
Cost: $18.75, $15 resident

Children’s Story Time

Prairieview Education Center | Crystal Lake, Ill.

FREE  

Enjoy part of your Sunday afternoon listening to a book, taking an exploratory hike, and making a craft to take home based on the story. A different story will be read at each session: Some Babies are Wild.

When: 2-3 p.m.
Cost: Free

International Migratory Bird Day

Volo Bog State Natural Area | Ingleside, Ill.

FREE  

Fo on a Bird Behavior Scavenger Hunt, take the Great Migration Challenge, compete in Bird Bingo and Jeop-Birdy, and sign a Bird Action Pledge. Plus, look through spotting scopes, take short bird walks and receive prizes.

When: Noon-3:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Family Sunday: My Family, My Neighborhood

National Museum of Mexican Art | Chicago, Ill.

Families will work together to create a work of art that celebrates family traditions.

When: Noon-1:30 p.m.
Cost: $5

Chicago Parent Playdate

The Accelerated Center | Northbrook, Ill.

CP PICK  

Features activities such as Speed Pitch with the Schaumburg Boomers, Pop-A-Shot with the Chicago Sky, sports games, train rides, bounce houses, face painting and a bungee run like no other. The Playdate will have an entertainment stage supported by media partner 101.9 FM WTMX The Mix with kids’ performers Istvan & His Imaginary Band, Miss Jamie’s Farm, Rita Rose, Storytown Improv, Tunes & Balloons by Great Scott, Storybook Princess Parties, Mary Macaroni, The Storybook Mom, Light Opera Works, and Fairytale Theater by Golden Feather Productions. A portion of ticket proceeds benefit Bernie’s Book Bank of Lake Forest. Families who donate five used books for Bernie’s Book Bank will receive a special Chicago Parent backpack. Purchase tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chicago-parent-playdate-tickets-15545905221

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: $5 kids 2 and up

Magic of Rhythm: A Family-Friendly Concert

City Winery Chicago | Chicago, Ill.

Percussionist-turned-wizard Michael Folker juxtaposes music with show-stopping magical illusions in this performance of the Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players (cp2). Violinist Daniela Folker and percussionists Joel Cohen and Christopher Folker join him in combining melody, rhythm and exotic instruments from around the world in a one-of-a-kind afternoon the whole family can enjoy.

When: Noon
Cost: $10 reserved, $15 premier, $20 VIP; $5 kids in all sections

The Magic Of Rhythm: A Family Friendly Concert

City Winery Chicago | Chicago, Ill.

Percussionist-turned-wizard Michael Folker juxtaposes music with showstopping magical illusions in this performance of the Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players. Violinist Daniela Folker and percussionists Joel Cohen and Christopher Folker join him in combining melody, rhythm, and exotic instruments from around the world in a one-of-a-kind afternoon your whole family is sure to enjoy. Along with the fun will be included an introduction to classic composers including Tchaikovsky, Copland, and Sousa. Brunch is available for purchase before and during the performance.

When: Noon
Cost: $10-$20, $5 kids
 










 
 
 
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