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May 2019

Flower Craft

May 18, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States

Drop in First 100 crafters

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Charlie Brown Character Breakfast

May 18, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Saturday, repeating until June 15, 2019

Drury Lane, 100 Drury Lane
Oak Brook , IL 60181 United States
$15 – $20

Enjoy a breakfast of bacon, made-to-order doughnuts, and more as kids meet the characters of You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown! With five stations of delicious food plus unlimited champagne and mimosas for just $10, this breakfast is a great option for the whole family. *You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown tickets are not included. Breakfast/theatre packages available by calling 630.530.0111. March 9, 2019 thru April 13, 2019 10:30 a.m. May 11, 2019 - June 15, 2019  11:30 a.m. Children…

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Sidewalk Art Contest

May 18, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
William Gregg House Museum, 117 South Linden Avenue
Westmont, IL 60559 United States

all ages welcome! Express Your Self! Let’s color splash the sidewalk in front of the Gregg House Museum into a dazzling mosaic of design. We’ll provide the chalk; you bring your ideas and drawing skills! No previous art experience required. All abilities and ages welcome. Whether you come to view the art or draw, you will experience awesome, vibrant art at your feet. Drawings will be judged at 1:00pm and great prizes will be awarded immediately following. Every year we…

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Spring Fling

May 18, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Downers Grove Community Church, 6600 Fairview Ave
Downers Grove, 60516
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Spring Fling is a FREE family event for anyone in the community. Each child will have the opportunity to decorate their own flower pot and chose beautiful live flowering plants to plant in their pot. Kids will get to create multiple Spring-themed crafts. A light lunch and sweets will be provided. Families can enjoy live music from Steadfast Praise Band. Rain or Shine!

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Public Works Open House

May 18, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Public Works Department (Homewood), 17755 Ashland Ave
Homewood, IL United States

Spend the afternoon learning about the Village's Public Works Department. Activities include interactive equipment operation and rides for kids, tours of the water plant facility, and demos on tree planting and water main repairs. Enjoy games, crafts, popcorn and hot dogs! For more information call (708) 206-2906.

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Spring Road Pet Parade

May 18, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Spring Road Elmhurst, IL 60126 United States

All kinds of animals are invited to participate! Onsite pet adoption will also be available. Featuring free face tattoos, pet portraits, moon jump, and pet tricks! Spring Road (from the Prairie Path north to Silverado Grill) Gather in the parking lot of Silverado Grill starting at 11:30 AM; 1:00 PM parade start.

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Jane of the Jungle

May 18, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until May 23, 2019

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until May 25, 2019

One event on April 26, 2019 at 2:00pm

DePaul’s HistoricMerle Reskin Theatre, 60 E Balbo Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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$5 – $10

book and lyrics by Karen Zacarías music by Deborah Wicks La Puma directed by Michelle Lopez-Rios​ Middle school may seem like a jungle…and it might just be one in Jane of the Jungle! When Jane is invited to the Too-Cool-Almost-Middle-School-All-Girl-Party, she has to learn to navigate tricky situations with her spunky little brother, herds of friends, and bestie Kayla. Come experience the wild side of growing up in this musical of brave acts, bird feathers, and best friends! Recommended for ages 8 and up.…

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Water Lantern Festival

May 18, 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Downtown Aurora Aurora, IL United States
$25 – $40

EVENT SCHEDULE 6:00 Gates Open 6:00 - 9:00 Enjoy Food Trucks / Music / Fun 8:30 Design your Lantern 9:30 - 10:30 Lantern Launch 10:30 Event Ends All lanterns will be cleaned up after the event by our awesome staff and incredible team. In addition, they are 100% eco-friendly made of wood and rice paper.

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