Like the tulips along Michigan Avenue or the cherry blossoms at Morton Arboretum, our calendar exploded with color this month. Here are our not-to-miss events, from a family kite festival to a whirlwind tour through Memorial Day celebrations.
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The Village of Long Grove is transformed in to a chocolate lover's paradise. Enjoy live music, food and wine pairings and great children's activities, including rides for all ages, rock climbing, obstacle courses, pony and kiddie rides.
Brenda Huang and her students discuss and play examples of animals in piano music. Includes performance and discussion about different topics related to the piano and piano performance. Followed by a milk-and-cookies reception.
Learn about the Queen bee and all of her daughters, then dress in a bee suit to get a safe, up-close look inside the hives. Everyone will get a Heller Honey stick to enjoy. Children must be accompanied by a participating adult. All participants must wear closed shoes and tall socks to visit the hives. Register online.
There's something about these breezy spring days that just begs for a kite. Fortunately, this month is packed with kite-flying events across the Chicagoland region. Here are a few to check out.
Kathy Woods contributed to this list.
Kids can get up close and personal with 25 full-sized vehicles, includingfire engines, dump trucks, semis and tractors. The festivities will also include food, sweet treats, music, face painting and rides on the Great Chicago Kiddie Express, a child-sized train.
Community celebration in the Little Village neighborhood features food, live music, arts & crafts and activities for kids and families.
Cantigny's resident horticulturists, Bob Carr and Chris Roberts, will lead a leisurely bike ride through the sprawling gardens, stopping to see all the telltale signs of spring. Trust us, it will be a bloomin' good time. Register in advance at Cantigny.org or (630) 260-8162. For families with kids 8 and up. Free with $5 parking fee.