Wayne's Weekend - Free Fun For The Family
Updated 8:03 AM CDT, Thu, Jul 15, 2010
Mies van der Rohe’s S.R. Crown Hall3360 S. State St.Chicago, IL(708) 848-1976The Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust invites families to join in the creation of a large scale LEGO environment Saturday, July 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mies van der Rohe’s spectacular S.R. Crown Hall, a National Historic Landmark. The event is free and children will create structures of their own imagination culminating in a new 3,000 square foot street grid community. The LEGO city-scape will be open to the public beginning Sunday, July 25 1p.m. to 4 p.m. through the following week.Children will collaborate on city skyscrapers, residential housing, stadiums, concert halls and government buildings within a landscape of rivers, roads and trees. All participants will receive electronic photos of themselves with their creations as well as a photo of the completed project.
***One Year Anniversary Celebration Concert with Jim Gill
Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn5100 Museum DriveOak Lawn , IL 60453(708) 423-6709
Let's get comfortable listening to the interactive, musical performance of Jim Gill! Bring your lawn chairs, blanket, or sleeping bag and join us outside of the museum for a musically interactive good time! Anyone who has ever attended one of Jim's concerts knows that rather performing for the children and parents, Jim leads them to sing and play together.Cost: FREE
Ages: All ages
***The Municipal Park System
City and SuburbsOn Going
Lincoln Park ZooLincoln Park ConservatoryGarfield Park ConservatoryMillennium ParkHolstein ParkGrant ParkHumboldt ParkPortage ParkWindy City FieldhouseSouth Shore Cultural CenterMcGuane Park
On GoingA place where parents and kids come to cook and learn how easy it can be to eat well at every age.
Friday August 20 – Sunday Aug 22DeKalb Corn FestDeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport
Kid Fest at Corn Fest offers free musical entertainment for young children and their families. This year's entertainment features an exotic animal rescue show with Monkeys and More.
There will be an inflatable moon walk and free rides for kids.Kid Fest will be held on Friday, August 20th at the Community Stage at DeKalbTaylor Municipal Airport. Face painting begins at 5:30 p.m.FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY RUNS IN CONJUNCTION WITH CARNIVAL
Free fun inflatables located just west of the carnival by the community stage,Kid Fest is presented by DeKalb Corn Fest
***Art Fest for Kids (part of Corn Fest)
Art Fest for Kids is an event sponsored by the Kishwaukee Family YMCA on Saturday August 22th from 11am to 3pm and Sunday August 23th from noon to 3pm.YMCA Day Camp Counselors will lead younger Corn Fest attendees in a variety of hands-on and FUN art activities. Parents are welcome to join the fun and participate alongside their children!
Allstate Arena6920 N. Mannheim RoadRosemont, IL800-745-3000
Dinosaurs once again roam the earth in a spectacular theatrical arena show, WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Arena Spectacular, based on the award-winning BBC Television Series. WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Arena Spectacular is now on tour in North America and will perform for one week only.The show depicts the dinosaurs’ evolution, complete with the climatic and tectonic changes that took place, which led to the demise of many species. With almost cinematic realism, WALKING WITH DINOSAURS has scenes of the interactions between dinosaurs, and the audience sees how carnivorous more dinosaurs evolved to walk on two legs, and how the herbivores fended off their more agile predators.The history of the world is played out with the splitting of the earth’s continents, and the transition from the arid desert of the Triassic period is given over to the lush green prairies and forces of the later Jurassic. Oceans form, volcanoes erupt, a forest catches fire -- all leading to the impact of the massive comet, which struck the earth, and forced the extinction of the dinosaurs.Cost: $19.50 - $69.50
3001 WisconsinBerwyn, IL
The Berwyn Park District’s Carnival of Fun activities will end with the annual Wacky Quacky Duck Splash at 5:45 pm. Hundreds of cute little plastic ducks will race down the creek at Proksa Park.
Adopt a duck for a chance to win $500
Saturday, July 17, 2010, 2PM – 6PMChild and Parent Date, FamilyCarnivals / Fairs / FestivalsFree
City of Chicago
Each year, an estimated 350,000 people have the opportunity to get to know Jack. Community event planners know it better as the Jumping Jack program, the popular entertainment attraction for kids. This inflatable playground, provided by the Mayor’s Office of Special Events, is available for free, delighting children at more than 5,000 community events all summer long.
Applications for the Jumping Jack will be available at the Mayor's Office of Special Events in February 2010. Applications must be received at least 10 days prior to the event. The Jumping Jacks are scheduled on a first come first serve basis.Applications for Saturdays should be submitted as early as possible. Due to the popularity of this service, the Mayor's Office of Special Events encourages applicants to have multiple backup dates in case the original date requested is not available.Some general rules to keep in mind include:
The Jumping Jack is scheduled for 60 minutes within your allotted time span. An additional 30 minutes in each time span is used to setup and take down the equipment.
One application per organization.Sites located outside of Chicago city limits will not be serviced.The Jumping Jack is not intended for birthday parties or for private use.The Jumping Jack is intended for outdoor use only.The Jumping Jack can not be set up in rain, drizzle or on wet pavement or grass.It is the responsibility of the person/organization requesting the Jumping Jack to secure the necessary street closure permit from the Alderman's office, remove parked vehicles from the block, insure proper adult supervision for all children and supply electrical power to operate the equipment.The program, established in 1969, is the longest running program of its kind.To request a Jumping Jack Application, email the Mayor's Office of Special Events at firstname.lastname@example.org
07/17/10 8:15 PM Movies in the Parks - Hotel For Dogs (PG) Paschen Park FREE07/17/10 8:15 PM Movies in the Parks - Raiders of the Lost Ark (PG) Jonquil Playlot Park (c/o Wrightwood Park) FREE07/17/10 8:15 PM Movies in the Parks - The Wiz (G)* Brainerd Park FREE07/18/10 8:15 PM Movies in the Parks - Little Big League (PG)* Beverly Park FREE
Learn more about Millennium Park, through one of its many free tour options that begin in May, including guided tours by Chicago Greeters and tours of the Lurie Garden led by volunteer University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners.
Millennium Park Family Fun FestivalFree Daily entertainment for kids.Heirloom Farm Tours
Bring the kids to these green-thumbs-up, foodie-pleasing and free tours happening at the Hull-House Museum's eco-friendly Heirloom Farm, featuring on-site heirloom and organic vegetables, plants and produce. Stop by for a visit, a tour, with a group or just with your own gang. Call 312-413-5353 for tour details. and of course Lincoln Park Zoo, Garfield Park Observatory, Music without borders at Millennium Park. Also kids can bowl free all summer
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First Published: Jul 14, 2010 8:23 AM CDT