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Art in the Park

Art in the Park in Elmhurst | Elmhurst, Ill.


Join us for the 20th annual juried show of fine arts, craft and design.  Featuring more than 100 Midwest artists, food vendors, kid's court, and live acoustic entertainment.

When: See website for hours
Cost: Free

Arbor Weekend Celebration

The Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

On Friday at 10:30 a.m., dress like a tree to get free admission and to enter the Kids’ Costume Contest. At 11 a.m., help Curious George and the Man with the Yellow Hat plant a real tree after you’ve listened to a story together. Plus, plant tree seeds, investigate tree cookies, and go on a hunt for five unique trees all weekend long.

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

Arbor Day Celebration

Forest Preserves of Cook County |


Celebrate the grandeur of trees and learn why they’re important to our community and our world. Enjoy tree planting, tree climbing, tree-caching and ID, scavenger hunts, art projects and more.

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

Tween Workshop: Not-So Selfies

Art Institute of Chicago | Chicago, Ill.

In this workshop, things are not always what they seem. Explore indirect portraits and make one of your own.

When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Cost: $12, $10 members

Floogal Your World

Kohl Children's Museum | Glenview, Ill.

The exhibit demonstrates what its like to be 4 inches small, just like a Floogal in Sprout network's hit TV series. It is complete with interactive areas allowing children to connect with discovery by emphasizing the tools the main Floogals characters use to discover and engage with the human world. Highlights include an interactive giant colorful xylophone, oversized puzzle, and a periscope.


When: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. April 30; noon-5 p.m. May 1
Cost: Free with museum admission

Bison Feeding

Elgin Public Museum | Elgin, Ill.

Kids and adults have the chance to participate in the morning feeding of the Zoo's year-round residents: the deer, elk and bison. Participants meet at the museum to learn a little about the natural history of these hooved animals from Marge Fox, museum educator. Afterward, everyone will walk to the Lords Park Zoo. Contact the museum to reserve a spot.

When: 7 a.m.
Cost: $2, $1 kids

Cinderella... After the Ball

Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences | Lincolnshire, Ill.

Come witness Cinderella's quest for happily ever after as she and her besties, Rapunzel and Sleeping Beauty, take matters into their own hands to save the kingdom from the villainous Pinocchio. Girl power abounds in this world premiere musical tale that is sure to delight children and adults alike with its toe tapping music and quick witted humor.

When: 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. on select days. Check website for excluded dates
Cost: $17.23

Family Matinee: Spanish Rhythm and Dance

Chicago Symphony Orchestra | Chicago, Ill.

Spanish rhythms will make you tap your toes and clap your hands in this program featuring dancers from Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater, celebrating its 40th anniversary during the 2015/16 season.

When: 11 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.
Cost: $6-$57

Family Saturday Festival

The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts | Chicago, Ill.

Today's theme is Improvisation with featured artists Shanta and StoryTown. Kids' workshops include Lego Animation and West African Drumming with Kwame Steve Cobb.

When: Noon-4 p.m.
Cost: $5, $20 group

ChildServ Hosts Free Community Health Fair

First United Methodist Church | Waukegan, Ill.


The fair will feature an array of health and safety activities for all ages including: complimentary diabetes screenings, blood pressure checks, and fire safety tips. Local fitness pro, Raquel Lopez, will lead a Zumba class at no cost to participants, and free children’s books will also be available while supplies last.

When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: Free

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