Weekend Events April 21-23

Family-friendly events for this weekend include Earth Day celebrations, Cars 3 Road to the Races, Fish Release and much more.

 

Friday, April 21

Life-size, character look-alikes of five-time Piston-Cup champion Lightning McQueen, tech-savvy trainer Cruz Ramirez and the sleek next-gen racer Jackson Storm will be rolling into 27 cities coast to coast to celebrate the new movie, which opens June 16, 2017. Disney·Pixar’s “Cars 3” Road to the Races Tour is FREE and open to the Public. Parking Lot D.

Photo credit: movies.disney.com

Meet Moana, the spirited Polynesian princess, as she journeys through the South Pacific with her pig pal Pua. Join us before the movie for a fun movie-themed craft and snack. Feel free to bring blankets and pillows. Doors open at 6:00 pm, movie begins promptly at 6:30 pm. Registration required, no library card required. Rated PG. Running time 107 minutes.

  • Puppet Show at Palatine Public Library,10:00-10:30 a.m.

Get Spring Fever when the Palatine Puppet Players present two Spring tales sure to warm your heart! Drop in.

“Palatine Park District’s Acting Up and Class Act Youth Theatre will join together to present “Peter Pan, JR”. Wendy Darling loves to tell stories to her brothers, Michael and John. But when her father announces she must move out of the nursery, Peter Pan comes to visit the children and whisks them away to Neverland. Their journey introduces them to the Lost Boys, Mermaids, Indians, and even the infamous pirate, Captain Hook! It’s Peter to the rescue when Wendy is taken captive by the dreaded captain, who has his own sinister plans in mind for our hero”.

TICKETS:
$8.00 (regular, in advance)
$10.00 (regular, at the door)

Every weekday morning from 10 am to 12 pm Pinstripes offers Kids Club Bowling.  Kids bowl for $3 per hour with a $3 shoe rental and parents bowl free! Please limit four kids (12 & under) per adult. Reservations recommended.

Saturday, April 22

Celebrate the grand opening of Bison’s Bluff Natural Playground on Earth Day! The whole family is invited to explore Spring Valley’s newest attraction. The festivities will include tours of the park, refreshments, hands-on activities and more! This event is FREE and for all ages.

Life-size, character look-alikes of five-time Piston-Cup champion Lightning McQueen, tech-savvy trainer Cruz Ramirez and the sleek next-gen racer Jackson Storm will be rolling into 27 cities coast to coast to celebrate the new movie, which opens June 16, 2017. Disney·Pixar’s “Cars 3” Road to the Races Tour is FREE and open to the Public.

Celebrate spring at Randall Oaks Zoo. Hayrides will be available for $2, Face Painting for additional charge, and you could also get your picture taken with an animal for only $5. Enjoy the bonfire. S’mores will be for sale. It’s a fun way to spend the day!

Zoo admission is only $3.25 for residents and $4 for nonresidents. Children under 2 years are FREE.

Help restock ponds at Lakeview Park in Bloomingdale and Turner Park in Roselle at the annual Fish Release.

The Fish Release is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Bloomingdale-Roselle.

Participants are provided with buckets to dispense fish into the ponds. Dress appropriately as splashing and muddy conditions are likely. All ages are welcome. This is a FREE event!

Participants are asked to bring canned goods that are donated to the Bloomingdale Food Pantry.

Photo credit: bloomingdaleparks.org

Let’s celebrate the wonders of the natural world and learn how we can help keep it safe. Environmentally friendly organizations and businesses will be on-site to educate us about how little actions can make a big difference in our community. No registration required. Regular admission rates apply.

Catch, craft, climb. Special Earth Day family activities in a 3-acre nature play area.

Hands-on i-SPY activities for kids, tips on gardening and recycling, nature crafts, interesting displays and more! Greenhouse will be open to the public for tours. Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn about going green, all while having fun! FREE event.

  • Earthfest at Adler Planetarium – FREE, 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Take part in our community-wide conversation about why preserving the planet we call home is more important now than ever before.

In celebration of Earthfest, April 22 is an Illinois Resident Discount Day! Illinois residents can enjoy FREE general admission with proof of Illinois residency.

In celebration of Earth Day, join the Palatine Park District in cleaning up around the reservoir and along the bike trail at Plum Grove Reservoir. Come by yourself or with a group and give a little back to the environment and community. Meet at the Plum Grove Picnic Shelter located east of parking lot 5 on the Harper College campus. The event is hosted by the Palatine Park District Environmental Committee.

“Palatine Park District’s Acting Up and Class Act Youth Theatre will join together to present “Peter Pan, JR”. Wendy Darling loves to tell stories to her brothers, Michael and John. But when her father announces she must move out of the nursery, Peter Pan comes to visit the children and whisks them away to Neverland. Their journey introduces them to the Lost Boys, Mermaids, Indians, and even the infamous pirate, Captain Hook! It’s Peter to the rescue when Wendy is taken captive by the dreaded captain, who has his own sinister plans in mind for our hero”.

TICKETS:
$8.00 (regular, in advance)
$10.00 (regular, at the door)

Our little skaters can have fun skating and playing with riding toys and big bouncy balls.  This program is good for children 10 years old & under.

Admission is $6.00 per person and includes skate rental. Parent pays the admission even if they won’t need skates. Babies in strollers are free.

Enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride through Heritage Farm as staff relates information about the farm, animals and the history of Schaumburg’s farm families. Dress for the weather. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis the day of the ride and no earlier than 15 minutes before the start time. Tickets are $3/person; children 3 and under are free.

Laurie Berkner’s chart-topping, beloved hit “We Are the Dinosaurs” is now a picture book! Featuring an adorable cast of characters and vibrant, playful art by Ben Clanton, We Are the Dinosaurs transports readers back to a time when the dinosaurs roamed the earth. Don’t miss out!

Every Saturday, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, Lakeshore Learning Store in Palatine (and other locations) invites kids ages 3 and up for a free crafts.  No reservation required.

Children 3 and up can enjoy a quick project and take home a finished masterpiece. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. Fee is $2 per child.

Sunday, April 23

Experience a busy spring day on a working 19th century farm! Help with spring planting in the large kitchen garden, sow oats in the fields or wash clothes in a washtub. Authentic demonstrations include blacksmithing, plowing with the horses and visiting newborn animals. Craft activities, shuttle rides to and from the Nature Center, refreshments and games make this a fun event.

This event is for all ages. Cost is $4 per person or $16 per family. Children ages 3 and younger are free.

Life-size, character look-alikes of five-time Piston-Cup champion Lightning McQueen, tech-savvy trainer Cruz Ramirez and the sleek next-gen racer Jackson Storm will be rolling into 27 cities coast to coast to celebrate the new movie, which opens June 16, 2017. Disney·Pixar’s “Cars 3” Road to the Races Tour is FREE and open to the Public.

Celebrate spring at Randall Oaks Zoo. Hayrides will be available for $2, Face Painting for additional charge, and you could also get your picture taken with an animal for only $5. Enjoy the bonfire. S’mores will be for sale. It’s a fun way to spend the day!

Zoo admission is only $3.25 for residents and $4 for nonresidents. Children under 2 years are FREE.

Enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride through Heritage Farm as staff relates information about the farm, animals and the history of Schaumburg’s farm families. Dress for the weather. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis the day of the ride and no earlier than 15 minutes before the start time. Tickets are $3/person; children 3 and under are free.

Every day is Earth Day at Brookfield Zoo, but on this very special day we will be showcasing some of the steps you can commit to that will truly make a difference for animals across the globe! Visit the Eco Expo featuring Earth friendly vendors, drop off recycling, enjoy live entertainment, plant a tree, and enjoy green activities and crafts. Party for the Planet will be filled with educational, engaging, and fun activities for the entire family.

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