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May 2012

Date night at Fulton’s

Meredith Sinclair and her husband, Jon, had a sumptuous romantic dinner at Fulton's on the River. She says it's a perfect date night destination.

Extreme Mammals at the Field Museum

Mammals come (and came) in all shapes and sizes. The Field Museum's new exhibit introduces you to the breadth and variety of mammals you've probably never heard of.

Stages, Sights and Sounds kicks off 10 days of world theater

From Japanese puppetry to a female Lear to a highly physical Superman to an exploration of relationships along a wall to a postman opening packages and telling stories, this festival of international theater should create smiles for the whole family.

Catch fish off the McCormick Bridgehouse

It's called "Adopt a Fish," but really it's just a catch and release event. The catch is that it's happening at the McCormick Bridgehouse and Chicago River Museum.

Dance through bedtime stories with Hubbard Street

What moves would you and your kids bust in Harold and the Purple Crayon? What about Where the Wild Things Are? Find out at Hubbard Street Dance in this workshop that takes its cue from our favorite bedtime stories.

Elmhurst Historical Museum celebrates candy

Elmhurst Historical Museum kicks off a new exhibit about candy - and Chicago's connection to it.

Celebrate your un-birthday in Schaumburg

No matter your actual day for blowing out the candles, you can join in the fun at Schaumburg's "Everybody's Un-Birthday Party."

World War II Tribute

Buckley Homestead is showing families what life was like in World War II. Just in time for the 67th anniversary of the end of the war in Europe.

Fatherhood and the Pinewood Derby

Christopher Garlington on the lessons he has learned building cars for his, er, his son's pinebox derby.

Getting what YOU need from your family

Sara Kutliroff on how mothers can get the bonuses and accolades they need from their family.
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