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July 2020

Kids Go Wild Fort Building

July 9, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on July 9, 2020 at 9:00 am

Waa Kee Sha Park, 4700 Reservation Rd
Oswego, IL, IL 60543
$20 – $35

The Little Rascals have nothing on these builders! Kids Go Wild will head to Waa Kee Sha to build forts using wood, hammers, nails, blankets, and duct tape. It's a morning of learning skills to match their imagination as kids create and construct. Kids should bring a hammer, safety glasses, and a sack lunch.

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Feed the Goats and Feed the Chickens

July 9, 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until July 30, 2020

Primrose Farm, 5N726 Crane Rd
St. Charles, IL United States
$5 – $8

Beginning June 16, 2020 we will be offering our Feed the Goats and Feed the Chickens classes. Reservations MUST be made in advance online at No other classes are being offered at this time. Offered six days a week, March through November (weather permitting), these exciting classes give participants a chance to hand-milk a Jersey cow, gather eggs from the chicken coop, groom a draft horse, help with afternoon chores and more. Due to the popularity of our drop-in classes,…

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Circle Park Storytime

July 9, 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on August 13, 2020 at 1:30 pm

Circle Park (Bloomingdale), 163 Fairfield Way
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States

Drop in and join the Bloomingdale Library for outdoor storytime in Circle Park. Meet us at the Homola Picnic Shelter! This is a FREE event!

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Manners Matter

July 9, 4:00 pm
The Depot (River Forest), 401 Thatcher Avenue
River Forest, IL 60305 United States
$33 – $41

In this class, you will learn proper classroom, table, and public manners. We will address proper ways to speak to our parents and teachers. Also, we will be working on table etiquette and will be receiving our very own place setting to take home to practice.

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Summer Concert Series

July 9, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until July 30, 2020

Central Park (Oak Brook), 1500 Forest Gate Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523 United States

New requirements: Register for your own socially distant circle for up to 6 people for a flat fee. Front rows $40. Back rows $30. It is not required to wear a mask if you remain within your circle. We ask concert goers they do wear a mask when they cannot remain socially distant. Portable restrooms will be available onsite. When you arrive onsite you will be checked in and staff will be on site to escort you into the park to…

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Parking Lot Cinema

July 9, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until July 9, 2020

Marcus Theater, 111 S Randall Road
Elgin, IL 60123 United States
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Some things never go out of style! Parking Lot Cinema is an outdoor moviegoing experience in the theatre parking lot where guests view movies from the privacy and comfort of their own vehicle. Get the family together for a nostalgic night at the drive-in, complete with traditional theatre concession stand items as well as pizza, burgers and more. Avoid sellouts - get your tickets in advance to secure your spot. Scroll down for more information about the Parking Lot Cinema…

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Drive-In Movie Nights

July 9, 8:15 pm - 10:15 pm
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One event on July 9, 2020 at 8:15 pm

One event on July 27, 2020 at 8:15 pm

Brooks Middle School (Bolingbrook), 350 Blair Lane
Bolingbrook, 60440

Experience an old-time drive-in movie this summer right here in Bolingbrook! For just $5, you can drive up and watch a movie in the east parking lot at Brooks Middle School (351 Blair Ln.). Here's how it works: • You will have a parking space assigned to you when you arrive. • When you park in your spot, please stay in your car. • The movie will be projected on a screen and you will listen through your car's radio…

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Fun Fridays

July 10, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until August 21, 2020

West Chicago Park District ARC Center, 201 W National St
West Chicago, IL 60185 United States

Kids Entertainment Series Lunchtime 11:00am-12:00pm. All Ages Welcome. Bring a lunch and have a picnic while you enjoy the show. Chris Fascione .................... July 10 Chris combines comedy, mime, juggling and storytelling into an interactive performance that is a favorite with kids and parents alike. Art of Inflation by Dale Obrachta .................... July 17 Come enjoy light comedy and awe-inspiring balloon art that blends comedy, audience participation, balloon twisting, and a dash of silliness with upbeat music leaving you happy…

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