Morton Grove fest pairs fun with food
Updated: June 22, 2012 5:30PM
There’s a lot more to do at the Morton Grove Farmers Market on Saturday, June 23, than pick fresh produce thanks to the Morton Grove Park District, which is presenting a Summer Fun Fest from 9 a.m. to noon (the farmers market opens at 8 a.m.) at 6210 Dempster.
“The recreation staff has put together things for all ages,” said Sue Braubach, the park district’s marketing and public information officer. “They’re going to have a craft and science area for kids, and they can stop by a booth to test their sports skills.”
The chess master, a popular attraction from last year, returns to challenge kids at that game.
“Some of our piano students and instructors will be playing music,” Braubach added, and there also will be a moon jump.
Grownups can take free mini classes in Zumba, the current rage, as well as Werq, a new active class done to upbeat Latin music.
For details, call (847) 965-1200 or visit mortongroveparks.com.
New station celebration
The CTA Yellow Line finally stops in downtown Skokie, so the village is holding a party at the new Oakton Street station from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 24. There will be a statue dedication, bike parade for kids, entertainment and free ice cream.
For details, call (847) 673-0500 or visit villageofskokie.org.
Kids as young as 2 are invited to a Gone Fishin’ Derby on Saturday, June 30, at the Wildwood Nature Center, 529 Forestview, Park Ridge. Fishing times are 8 to 9 a.m. for ages 2 to 4, 10 to 11:30 a.m. for ages 5 to 8 and 8 to 9:30 a.m. for ages 9 to 15. Prizes will be awarded at this catch-and-release event. Cost is $8 for residents, $15 for nonresidents. Preregistration is required.
For details, call (847) 692-5127 or visit prparks.org.
Teach your kids a few old dance steps at a Flat Cats big band concert from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at Proesel Park, 7055 N. Kostner Ave., Lincolnwood. Starting at 5 p.m. you can visit a summer market for food, beverages, produce, arts and crafts, and flea market items.
For details, call (847) 677-9740 or visit www.lincolnwoodil.org.
Fun is on the menu when early childhood music specialist Carole Stephens presents Macaroni Soup with Miss Carole from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at the Niles Public Library, 6960 W. Oakton St. Everyone will be giggling, wiggling and singing along at this program for families with children from birth to age 8. Pick up tickets 30 minutes before the program.
For details, call (847) 663-1234 or visitnileslibrary.org.