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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Events Of The Week For August 3 - August 8, 2010

Hi everyone! This events of the week post is a little late, since its been a chaotic few days and I didn't get a chance to use the computer. But I just wanted to remind everyone that tonight is National Night Out! I hope everyone has a great time taking a stand against crime!
Anyway, here are the events for the rest of the week...

TUESDAY
The AMC Theater at Yorktown Mall will host "Summer Movie Camp" every Tuesday at 10:00 am, for the rest of the summer.

The Cinemark Theaters in Woodridge and North Aurora will host a Summer Movie Clubhouse every Tuesday at 10:00 am, for one dollar per ticket. (A package of ten tickets can be purchased in advance for $5.00.)

Story Time at Pottery Barn Kids in Oakbrook Mall, 11:00 am. Kids who attend five times get a special gift! Kids can also play in the store before and after the story time!

Picture Book Picnic at Lufkin Park, 1000 S. Ardmore in Villa Park, from 11:30 am to 12:15 pm. Families are invited to bring a picnic lunch to eat while enjoying a storytime presented by the Villa Park Library!

From 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, kids and caregivers can stop into the Elmhurst Historical Museum,  120 E. Park Ave in Elmhurst, to do a magic-themed craft project. This will take place on Tuesdays throughout the summer! To participate, visit the Education Building at the museum. The cost is $2.00 per child.

WEDNESDAY
Classic Cinemas will be hosting Wednesday Morning Movies for kids, each Wednesday at 10:00 am, throughout the summer. The doors will open at 9:00 am on these mornings, and there will be games, character meetings, etc, before the movie starts. Admission is just one dollar! Check the website to see which movie is playing each Wednesday at the Classic Cinema closest to you.

Marcus Theater will host Kids Rule summer movies on Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 10:00 am, for $2.75 per person. The price includes popcorn!

Story time at Bloomingdale Barnes and Noble, 10:00 am.

Preschool Playtime at Prairie Gymnastics in Batavia. 10:15 am to 11:30 am. $5.00 per child.

Excel Gymnastics Jr. Open Gym at Excel Gymnastics in Batavia, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. $5.00 per child.

Story time at Oakbrook Terrace Barnes and Noble at 11:00 am.

Its time for Wild Wednesdays at Lakeview Nature Center, 17 W 063 Hodges Rd in Oakbrook Terrace! Children will get to participate in a story time, and then meet an animal up close and in person, for free, each Wednesday!  The event takes place several times throughout the day: at 10:15 am, 11:00 am, 11:45 am, and 1:00 pm. While you're there, you can  go fishing, go paddleboating, play on the playground, and more! Lakeview Nature Center also participates in Passport To Adventure.

Its Kid's Day at the Whole Foods in Naperville, 2607 W. 75th Street in Naperville! From 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, kids can stop by the Customer Service Center to do a "mystery craft." There will also be free samples, especially for kids, in every department of the store!

Or, try out a different Wild Wednesdays program at Cantigny! (1S151 Winfield Road in Wheaton.) Wednesday from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, you can gather in the backyard of the Visitor's Center for a hands-on, nature exploration program for kids ages three to ten years old. This event is free, and no registration is required, but you still have to pay for parking at Cantigny. ($5.00 per car.)

Kids can get a taste of art at the Elmhurst Art Museum, on Wednesdays and Fridays any time between 1:00 and 4:00. In this drop in program, kids and parents can tour the galleries and then create their own works of art.

Excel Gymnastics Jr. Open Gym at Excel Gymnastics in St. Charles, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. $5.00 per child.

Yorktown Farmer's Market is the happening place to be, every Wednesday from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. In addition to fresh produce and bakery goods being sold, there will be weekly activities and free samples! This is outside the Shops On Butterfield, by Yorktown Mall, at Highland and Butterfield in Lombard,

Rick Kelley will perform an interactive children's concert called, "Don't Just Sit There...Read Something!" This will take place at Darien Community Park, at Plainfield and Clarendon Hills Roads in Darien, from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

The Lifelong Learning League hosts an event called "Dancin' In The Street,' where everyone can do some ;30squaredancing and/or dance to hits from the '30's and '40's! The event takes place from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, at the Ruggard gazebo at the Prairie Path, near Ardmore and Central in Villa Park. Be there, or be square!

Cool Cars Under The Stars takes place every Wednesday night in the Elmhurst City Centre from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Outdoor summer concerts will take place every Wednesday night in downtown Clarendon Hills, starting at 7:00 pm. Bring chairs or blankets to sit on! No coolers or glass containers allowed. Food will be sold starting at 6:30.

Yoga For Teens at the Whole Foods In Naperville! The class costs $10 and starts at 7:00 pm. Sign up at the customer service desk!


THURSDAY
Marcus Theater will host Kids Rule summer movies on Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 10:00 am, for $2.75 per person. The price includes popcorn!

Story time at Land Of Nod in Oakbrook Mall, at 11:00 am.

Excel Gymnastics Jr. Open Gym at Excel Gymnastics in St. Charles, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. $5.00 per child.

The Oakbrook Terrace Park District is hosting a free Kiddie Carnival, with carnival and inflatable games, prizes, water fun, balloon twister, face painting, and more. This takes place at Heritage Park, 1 South 325 Ardmore Avenue in Oakbrook Terrace. There is also a splash pad at the park, so be prepared to get wet, too! (The splashpad opens at 1:00 pm.)

York Center Park District,  1609 S. Luther Ave in Lombard, hosts a free Kids Klub every Thursday at noon, throughout the summer. Different events and performances will be taking place each week. Seating is on the ground, so bring a blanket or lawn chairs if you'd like. There will also be concessions for sale.

Don't let your kids' brains go numb over the summer! Help them get a nice history lesson with History Alive! every Thursday at the First Division Museum at Cantigny, 1S151 Winfield Road in Wheaton. Each week, a different war will be presented, and kids will play games and do crafts based on that war. Kids are welcome to dress up like soldiers, as well! This is a free event, and no registration is required.

Do your kids complain about having to do chores on their summer break? Visit Kline Creek Farm, at  1N600 County Farm Road in West Chicago, and try out the types of chores kids in the 1890's had to do around the house and farm! Show up at 1:30, 2:30 or 3:30 pm. The event is free and no registration is required! On Mondays you can help Mom, and come back on Thursdays to help Dad!

Westmont Cruisin' Nights take place every Thursday night from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, along Cass Avenue and Irving Street in downtown Westmont. There will be kids' activities, musical entertainment, raffles, and more!

FRIDAY

Excel Gymnastics Jr. Open Gym at Excel Gymnastics in St. Charles, 10:00 am to 11:00 am. $5.00 per child

Open Gym And Moon Jump Friday at Gymnasti in Carol Stream, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm. $5.00 per child.

Kids can get a taste of art at the Elmhurst Art Museum, on Wednesdays and Fridays any time between 1:00 and 4:00. In this drop in program, kids and parents can tour the galleries and then create their own works of art.

Preschool Playtime at Prairie Gymnastics in Batavia. 1:15 pm to 2:30 pm. $5.00 per child.

Story time at Bloomingdale Barnes and Noble, 7:00 pm.


SATURDAY
Kids ages 5-12 can go to Home Depot between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm, to learn how to build a school bus pencil organizer! Kids who participate will get a free orange apron just like the employees wear, and an achievement pin! There are Home Depot stores in Dupage, in Oakbrook Terrace, Downers Grove, Carol Stream, Glendale Heights, Woodridge, Darien, and Naperville.

The Webkinz Van Tour will be at Cosley Zoo in Wheaton,  from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. The first 50 kids to get there will receive a Webkinz trading card pack. The van will also bring fun games and activities!

Do you have trouble getting kids to eat their vegetables? Take them to Veggie Fest and show them what fun vegetables can be! Veggie Fest is all about vegetarianism, but you don't have to be a vegetarian to enjoy it! There will be live music, speakers, workshops, samples, vendors, and more. For  kids, there will be arts and crafts, games, inflatables, and free snacks! It all takes place at the Science of Spirituality Meditation Center, 4S175 Naperville Road in Naperville, from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm... and Sunday, too!

Story time at the Oak Brook Borders at 2:00 pm.

SUNDAY
Kids can go to Graue Mill, 3800 York Rd in Oak Brook, any time from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, to go on a scavenger hunt. You'll get a treasure map to help you along. If you find all of the treasures, you win a prize! Graue Mill also participates in the Passport To Adventure program, so bring your passports!

Do you have trouble getting kids to eat their vegetables? Take them to Veggie Fest and show them what fun vegetables can be! Veggie Fest is all about vegetarianism, but you don't have to be a vegetarian to enjoy it! There will be live music, speakers, workshops, samples, vendors, and more. For  kids, there will be arts and crafts, games, inflatables, and free snacks! It all takes place at the Science of Spirituality Meditation Center, 4S175 Naperville Road in Naperville, from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm...

As part of their 90th Anniversary Celebration, the Elmhurst Park District is hosting Family Fun Day at the East End Pool, 463 Schiller in Elmhurst. The day is free to people with pool passes. Other people pay only 90 Cents each! There will be music and entertainment, plus relay races, water balloon tosses, chalk drawing contests, and other activities... and, of course, swimming! The event takes place from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Have a great rest of the week, everyone!

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