Big Run Wolf Ranch
14857 Farrell Road, Lockport
Family Day Open House 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 22. Enjoy wildlife
lectures, visits with the animals and tours. $3.
Bird Haven Greenhouse
225 N. Gougar Road, Joliet
(815) 741-7278 ext. 106
Green Man Super Hero Day 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 5. Kids 3-10 learn
ways to recycle items into unique projects. Registration required.
Bolingbrook Park District
200 S. Lindsey Lane
Summer's Last Blast noon-dusk Aug. 29. Held at Pelican Harbor.
Featuring swimming, games, music, inflatables, fishing derby, 5K
run, car show and entertainment. $1, free for Pelican Pass holders
and aquatic members.
The Children's Farm at The Center
12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park
Children's Farm Family Visit 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in
August. Featuring pony rides and animal visits. $4.50 per person,
free kids under 2.
City Center on Chicago Street
KidzFest 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 1. Featuring entertainment,
interactive educational activities, food and crafts. Visit Web site
for schedule. Free.
Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center
2453 Vollmer Road, Olympia Fields
Bubbology 1:30-2:30 p.m. Aug. 7. Make bubble art and a bubble
wand and get a chance to be in a bubble. Kids 2-10. Registration
required. $10.50, $7 resident.
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa St., Joliet
The Soaring Achievements of John C. Houbolt Exhibit Aug. 1-31.
Featuring interactive panels, audio-visuals and narratives to tell
the story of the Apollo mission, the moon landing and Houbolt's
vision. There is also a Lunar Lander simulator. Exhibit is included
in museum admission fee.
Joliet Park District. Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park
201 W. Jefferson
Concerts on the Hill 6:30 p.m. Aug. 27. Enjoy an outdoor concert
and $1 hot dogs along with other concessions. Visit Web site for
details. Free admission and parking.
Kankakee River State Park
5314 W. Route 102, Bourbonnais
Guided Hike 10 a.m. Aug. 1. Walk lasts about one and a half
hours. Meet at Visitor Center. Free. Blast from the Past 1 p.m.
Aug. 22. Examine artifacts and fossils to discover the history of
the area. Free.
Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens
7402 Lake Katherine Drive, Palos Heights
Family Star Gazing 7:30 p.m. Aug. 29. Featuring guest astronomer
Joseph Mayer. Program includes astronomy project and outdoor
viewing. Donations requested.
Tuesday Night Cruise Nights 5-9 p.m. in August. See antique,
classic and vintage cars. Free.
Pilcher Park Nature Center
2501 Highland Park Drive, Joliet
Bat Detectives 8-9:30 p.m. Aug. 13. Learn about bats and then go
on a night hike. Wear long sleeves, pants and bug repellent.
Registration required. $6.
Plainfield Park District, Renwick Community Park
Renwick Road just west of Route 59
Family Fun Day 1-4 p.m. Aug. 9. Held at Ottawa Street Pool,
23820 W. Ottawa. Featuring games and dive contests. $3, free to
season pass holders.
Sand Ridge Nature Center
15890 Paxton Ave., South Holland
Wee Wonders-Animal Oddities 1:30 p.m. Aug. 13. Kids 3-4 can
learn about different animals. Registration required. Free.
Thorn Creek Nature Center
247 Monee Road, Park Forest
Moonlight on the Lake Night Hike 7-9 p.m. Aug. 6. Meet at Pine
Lake for a leisurely night hike. Registration required. $5.
Tinley Park Park District
McCarthy Park, 16801 S. 80th Ave.
Wizard of Oz Sing-along dusk Aug. 6. Enjoy the tale and
participate in activities including trivia contest and costume
contest. Free. Zoom-Jet Pilot 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Aug. 12. Kids 4-6
can make planes and helicopters and experiment with air pressure.
Registration required. $18, $12 resident.
Village of Alsip
Kostner Avenue from 119th to 122nd streets
(708) 385-6902 ext. 317
Alsip Street Fair 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Aug. 2. Featuring live
entertainment, music, pony rides, petting zoo, face painting, rock
climbing wall, games and food. Visit Web site for detailed
schedule. Free admission.
Village of Tinley Park
16250 S. Oak Park Ave.
Movies in the Plaza Aug. 8, "Hotel for Dogs." Pre-show
entertainment begins at 7 p.m.; movie starts at dusk. Free.
Village of Orland Park
14700 S. Ravinia Ave.
Movies at the Center at dusk Aug. 6 and 20. Visit Web site for
movie. Held at the Cultural Center. Free.
Worth Park District
11500 S. Beloit
National Night Out/Touch A Truck 5-7 p.m. Aug. 4. Kids can see
and touch police cars, fire trucks and large construction
equipment. Free. Movie in the Park 8 p.m. Aug. 13. Call or visit
Web site for movie selection. Held at Gale Moore Park. Free.
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