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July 2020

Unplug Illinois

July 11, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
SEBA Park, Plum & Water Streets
South Elgin, IL 60177 United States
Free

Across the state, July 11 is Unplug Illinois day - a day to unplug from our devices and plug into nature and recreation. Our celebration takes place at SEBA Park, and our family-friendly activities will be designed to maintain social distancing guidelines. Participants are asked to pre-register for a one-hour time slot. Enter code 23612 after clicking here: http://bit.ly/SoElgRecSignUp. Questions? Contact jday@southelgin.com

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Dance Pop-Ups

July 17, 12:00 pm
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One event on July 17, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on August 7, 2020 at 12:00 pm

La Grange Recreation Center, 536 East Avenue
La Grange, IL 60525 United States
$34 – $44

6/19 - Hip Hop Heroes- Hip Hop skills, craft, games, choreography and your favorite superheroes! 7/17 - Island Breeze Ballet- Ballet technique, craft, games, and choreography to the beautiful music of the Polynesian islands. Feel free to come dressed in your favorite beach gear. 8/7 - Hugs, Bows, & Besties- Dancing, games & BESTIES! Let’s rock out to your favorite bow wearing diva’s music and have some fun. Feel free to wear your favorite bow!

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Dance Pop-Ups Youth

July 17, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on July 17, 2020 at 2:30 pm

One event on August 7, 2020 at 2:30 pm

La Grange Recreation Center, 536 East Avenue
La Grange, IL 60525 United States
$34 – $44

6/19 - 80’s Dance Party- Grab your RAD leg warmers and throw your hair in a TOTALLY AWESOME side-pony! It’s time for a BODACIOUS 80’s Dance Party! We will groove to upbeat music and learn some throwback hip hop and jazz skills. We are STOKED to see you! 7/17 - Emoji Madness- Acting, singing, dancing and loads of fun while we explore the emojipedia! :-) 8/7 - Ballet Remix- Ballet skills, craft, games and choreography to popular music.

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Park Cookout

July 21, 5:30 pm
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One event on July 21, 2020 at 5:30 pm

One event on August 11, 2020 at 5:30 pm

Various Locations IL United States
Free

Meet your neighbors and enjoy a free picnic in the park. Food is first-come, first served. June 23 - Hathaway Park July 21 - Bricher Park August 11 - 4th Street Park

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Pirate Adventure on the Fox

July 25
Pottawatomie Park, 8 North Ave
St. Charles, IL 60174 United States
$20

Yo ho ho! All aboard the pirate vessel we go! All Ages ♦ Pottawatomie Park Paddlewheel Riverboat Cruise: 3pm Minigolf (18 Hole): Before or After Cruise $20/person Dress up like your favorite pirate and take an afternoon cruise on the Fox River where you can play an eye-spy game to find the river’s treasures. Each young buccaneer will get a pirate tattoo and eye patch. Before or after your boat ride, play an 18-hole round of minigolf and use a treasure…

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Christmas in July Fest

July 25, 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fishel Park, 1036 Grove Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

Christmas only comes once a year…or does it? Cool off this summer with winterthemed food, fun and activities at Fishel Park on July 25! An avalanche of tasty treats and a wide variety of cold beverages will be available for purchase. Stay tuned for more activities, which will be posted to dgparks.org soon! FESTIVITIES WILL INCLUDE:  Live Music from 7 to 9pm  Ugly Christmas T-shirt Contest  Live Reindeer  Visit with Santa and other characters  Winter-themed…

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August 2020

Back 2 School Bash

August 2, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Glendale Heights Sports Hub, 250 Civic Centre Plaza
Glendale Heights, IL 60139 United States
Free

Free Haircuts (grades K-12) Free School Supplies Meet Preschool Teachers & Explore Classrooms Fall Programming Information Discounted Registrations Free Hot Dogs, Chips & Ice Cream Door Prizes Free Entry to GH2 O

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Darien Lions Day in the Park

August 2, 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Darien Community Park, 7100 Clarendon Hills Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
Free

A celebration of Darien for all ages Food Refreshments, etc. Music sponsored by Darien Park District 6:30pm-8pm

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