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May 2019

Cantigny Park Free Parking Day

May 22
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Wednesday, repeating until December 4, 2019

One event on May 19, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on July 11, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on November 11, 2019 at 12:00am

Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60189 United States
Free

2019 Cantigny Park Free Days Parking is free the first Wednesday of each month, March through December. Special Free Days May 19 – Armed Forces Day July 11 July 26 – McCormick Day November 11 – Veteran’s Day

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Palos Heights Farmers Market

May 22, 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00am on Wednesday, repeating until September 25, 2019

Municipal Parking Lot (Palos Heights), 12217 S Harlem Avenue
Palos Heights, IL 60463 United States
Free

Farmers' Market The City of Palos Heights Farmer's Market will be every Wednesday; 7am-1pm in the Municipal Parking Lot located at 122nd & Harlem Avenue. Vendors for the 2019 Farmer's Market include: Zeldenhurst Farms Lyons Fruit Farm Windy Hill Farm Harvest Table Farm Hiemenz Nursery Parmesans Stamper Cheese Salad Bowl Creations Olivaceto Theresa's Selections Aracely's Tamales Eating Well Sitka Salmon Shares Pampered Chef Etalaya's Biscotti Bettina's Artisan Tea Oberweis Taste of Martha's Kitchen Elise Mae's Bakery & Cannery Orland Park…

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Goat Visits

May 22, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 United States
Free

We’re happy to welcome our goat visitors back to Garfield Park Conservatory this summer! In addition to the amusement they bring, these goats will help us maintain our weed populations while grazing an enclosed area on the south side of our campus. The goats will visit one week a month, May through August, weather dependent. We hope you stop by to say ‘hi’ and see these goats in action! Did you know? When William Le Baron Jenney designed Garfield Park (then called Central…

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The Princess and the Pea

May 22, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St.
Chicago, IL 60655 United States
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$14

Only a real Princess can feel a PEA under a stack of 20 mattresses! Meet Princess Penelope and her crazy friends—and find out if she can pass the ultimate Princess Test. You won’t want to miss this great show—and the real 12-Foot bed! All CKC productions feature professional actors, colorful scenery and costumes, sing-along songs, and plenty of audience participation. This show is geared from children ages 2 to 10.

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Storytime

May 22, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday, repeating until June 26, 2019

Barnes & Noble (Naperville), 47 E. Chicago Ave.
Naperville, IL 60540 United States
Free

Come enjoy Storytime every Wednesday at 10:30am with fun activities to follow. Perfect for infants and toddlers.

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Mindfulness and More

May 22, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

Wonder Works Children’s Museum, 6445 West North Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302 United States
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$8

Guided activities designed to help children develop focusing skills and strengthen self regulation. This is done through oral storytelling, read alouds and mindful awareness games. Recurring Event

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Wild Wednesdays

May 22, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 28, 2019

Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 United States
Free

Join us Wednesday evenings and let your kids get a little wild! Whether we’re inside or out, we will be exploring nature, getting our hands dirty, and discovering new things about plants, animals and nature. In the winter months, we bring animal guests once a month – every 3rd Wednesday! Can you find and identify fake bugs in our dig pit? What about going on an adventure through the Conservatory to find rare and unusual plants? This is an evening…

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Broconis Classic Cruise Night

May 22, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 28, 2019

Braconi’s Restaurant & Pizzeria, 796 Royal Saint George
Naperville, IL 60563 United States
Free

Feature Car Nights, no fees, awards each night and food discounts with car hop service or dine inside!

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