Get Active With Your Kids
Make someone happy with your old bike.
Each week, we'll give you info on five family activities or events for the
week. You're time-pressed enough, so we're happy to do the research and find things to do and places to go, both locally and within reasonable striking distance.
Look for the kids’ planner each Wednesday, and help us build the planner with your own suggestions and tips—just add them to the comment box. Even if you disagree with our picks, let us know. We want to hear from you!
• FLOWER FASHION GLAM GIRLZ
Where/When: 6:30-7:40 p.m. Friday at Wagner Community Center, 615 N West Ave.
Why Go: Each girl ages 4-9 will get a full makeover with a flowered updo, sparkle make-up and nail polish application with flower nail decals. The craft is glam pack (lightweight backpack sack) decorated with spring stamps, personalization, paints, silk flower embellishments and fur boarder. Each girl also designs a crystal diamond choker complete with assorted glass beads and a flower charm dangle. Each girl also gets a flower beauty bag filled with springtime surprises.
• USED BIKE DRIVE
Where/When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday at Elmhurst Police Department, 125 E 1st St.
Why Go: Working Bikes Cooperative non-profit organization refurbishes old bikes to donate them to people in need- domestic and overseas.
• APRIL SHOWERS UMBRELLAS
Where/When: 1-3 p.m. Sunday at Elmhurst Historical Museum, 120 E Park Ave.
Why Go: Kids will decorate a colorful mini umbrella to keep April showers at bay. Drop-in family craft workshop for children 4-12 accompanied by an adult; no reservations required.
Pricing: Free for members, $2 for non-members.
• GREEN EGGS AND HAM FAMILY EGG HUNT
Where/When: 2-3 p.m. Sunday at Clarendon Hills Library, 7 N Prospect Ave.
Why Go: Come as a family and watch Green Eggs and Ham and then go on an egg hunt throughout the library. Eggs may contain candy, small toys, stickers, or book recommendations. Registration is required.
• BROTHERS GRIMM, STORYTELLERS
Where/When: 7-8 p.m. Monday at Hinsdale Public Library, 20 E Maple St.
Why Go: Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm are magically transported, through the power of storytelling, to Hinsdale to share four of their most beloved tales. They will pull items from their traveling trunk and transform into characters from Hansel and Gretel, Snow White, Little Red Riding Hood and The Fisherman and His Wife.