Friday Fun Five April 27, 2018

Oaklee's Family Guide Friday Fun FiveHere are our top five favorite events for you and your family to enjoy this weekend! Get out there and make some memories!

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Arbor Day Celebration – Elk Grove Park District
April 27 in Elk Grove

The Elk Grove Park District is hosting the annual Arbor Day Celebration on Friday, April 27th at 10:00am. Every year to commemorate Arbor Day the Elk Grove Park District plants a tree. This year we will be planting a Shingle Oak.



Super Spring Used Book & Media Sale – Arlington Heights Memorial Library
April 21 in Naperville

Salt Creek Ballet will perform excerpts from their spring show Carnival of Animals at DuPage Children’s Museum. At the end of the performance, children will be invited to meet the ballerinas and learn a short dance.



Drop-in Family Explorers Backpack – The Morton Arboretum
May 1 – June 30 in Lisle

Looking for a unique experience in the Children’s Garden? Rent a self-guided family backpack and enhance your visit. Backpack rental includes science tools, guides and fun props to explore nature as a family.



Elf Jr. the Musical – Barrington Middle School Prairie Campus
April 27-29 in Barrington

This funny and heartwarming production shows us that it’s never too late to grow! Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. Even though its April, join us as we recreate a bit of holiday “sparklejollytwinklejingley!” And maybe, just maybe, you’ll Discover your inner elf!



Artful Play: Whatever the Weather – The Art Institute of Chicago
April 28 in Chicago

Don’t let rainy days get you down. Together, search the galleries for artists inspired by the weather before making your own climate creations. There’s a 100% chance this workshop will be filled with creative fun.




This week’s Friday Fun Five is sponsored by “Starlight Festival – Yerkes Observatory”.
StarLight Festival is a celebration of astronomy and science, and is also expressed through artists. Meet artist Carlos Hernandez and experience his amazing space art while listening to live music.

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