When: May 5
Where: 1276 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago
There’s story time, then there’s story time with a mission. The Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Company’s monthly story time appears and disappears for one day only: the first Sunday of the month. This month, Secret Agent Storytime is May 5, when Agent Zach spends an hour leading songs, dancing, books and crafts for ages 4 and under. The Supply Company is the storefront of 826CHI, a non-profit that supports students and teachers as youngsters learn to write.
When: May 17-19
Where: Old McHenry Road & Robert Parker Coffin Road, Long Grove
Cost: $5, free ages 12 and under.
Festival season is upon us and why not start with something full of fun and flavor: Chocolate. The Long Grove Chocolate Festival is more than just a taste or two, it’s mouthfuls of scrumptious, ooey, gooey chocolate. On bananas, on cherries, as candy. For kids, there are chocolate crafts, a chocolate eating contest, a Kids Zone and carnival rides.
When: May 19
Where: 3401 N. Kilbourn Ave., Chicago
Parents can stock up on organic plants while the kiddos have their own garden fun at Kids Day at Kilbourn Park. The organic plant sale runs May 18 and 19 with herbs, veggie and flower seedlings available $5 or less. For youngsters, kids can participate in arts and crafts on May 19 only, with a yoga demonstration, scavenger hunts and planting stations as they start their path toward master gardener.
This article originally appeared in the May 2019 of Chicago Parent. Read the rest of the issue.