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Recycled Crafts

Glacial Park Conservation Area | Ringwood, Ill.

An indoor program to make cool crafts out of second-hand scraps.

When: 1-3 p.m.
Cost: $5, free resident

Old-Fashioned Campfire

Heller Nature Center | Highland Park, Ill.

Take a short hike with a naturalist along the trails, play games with friends and family, and enjoy marshmallows roasted over the campfire. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

When: 7-8:30 p.m.
Cost: $8, free 2 and under

Curious Kids Nature Club

Lake View Nature Center | Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.

Kids make discoveries about the earth through art, play and exploration. Learn about awesome animals and their roles in nature. Dress for outdoor adventures and wear gym shoes. Meal and snack included.

When: 6-9:30 p.m.
Cost: $29, $24 resident

Line, Shape, and Symmetry in Art

DuPage Children's Museum | Naperville, Ill.

Explore the lines, shapes, and symmetry artists use every day. Children will experiment with a variety of creative processes that include works by renowned artists.

When: 4-5 p.m.
Cost: $23 pair, $17 member pair

Family Summer Jamboree

Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago | Chicago, Ill.

These concerts are perfect for summer camps, community groups and families. Muntu weaves cultural information and life lessons into an interactive performance for all ages.

When: 11 a.m.
Cost: $10, $7 kids

National Hot Dog Day and Pet Parade

Palos Park Village Green | Palos Park, Ill.


Jump on the wagon and bring the entire family down to the Village Green and enjoy a hot off the grill hot dog with all the fixings for only 50 cents. Plus live musical entertainment by BLUE WILLIE T & da Mid-Nite Lovers.

When: 5-7 p.m.
Cost: Free

Senet — the Favorite Game of Egypt

Oriental Institute Museum | Chicago, Ill.


Learn how to the play the game ancient Egyptians liked so much that they took it with them to the afterlife.

When: 11 a.m.-noon
Cost: Free

Pause to Play

West Chicago Public Library | West Chicago, Ill.


Look on the library lawn for an array of different outdoor games and activities everyone in the family can enjoy.

When: 6-8 p.m.
Cost: Free

Where's Waldo? Neighborhood-Wide Scavenger Hunt

Women and Children First | Chicago, Ill.


Beginning July 1, children can stop by for a list of participating stores, which each have a 6" Waldo figurine hidden somewhere on the premises. When the child finds him, that business's staff will give the child a card that says "I found Waldo at _____." Bring all the cards back for chances to win prizes.

Cost: Free

Mommy and Me Zumba in the Plaza

Winston Plaza Shopping Center | Melrose Park, Ill.


Exercise alone or with your children 3 and up. Playland Attendant on site for Children under 5. All first-time attendees recieve a Health & Fitness Goodie Bag. Bring a towel, water and a mat.

When: 10 a.m.
Cost: Free

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