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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Fill a day, or an entire weekend, with chocolate treats, live music, food and shopping in downtown Long Grove. From chocolate pie to chocolate martinis, every sweet tooth will find something here. Live entertainment plays throughout the village all three days. For more information, call (847) 634-0888.
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.
This season is packed with kite-flying events across the Chicagoland region. Here are a few to check out.
Kids can get up close and personal with 20 full-sized vehicles, including the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile in a safe and protected environment. Plus, food and treats, music provided by a DJ, and a ride on the Great Chicago Kiddie Express child-sized train. Proceeds benefit the museum.
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.