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Wednesday April 22nd - Earth Day

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM -Art has never been so much fun. Children and adults explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-minded art experience at Wonder Works Children’s Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process and children create masterpieces. There is simply no better art experience in Oak Park. General admission is $6 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children’s Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

PAINT COVERED WEDNESDAYS - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Paint Covered Wednesdays provide children the artistic opportunity of a lifetime at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Children use a large variety of paints, styles and canvases as they learn to tell their stories, to create new things and expand their understanding of the world around them. Painting helps children by enhancing problem solving skills, improving fine motor skills, boosting self-esteem and gives a positive outlet for expression. General admission is $6 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Thursday April 23rd

16th Street Theater"GRAVEYARD OF EMPIRES" - 7:30 PM - The 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street, Berwyn, presents "Graveyard of Empires" a world premiere by Elaine Romero, directed by Kevin Christopher Fox (The Gun Show, Accidental Rapture). Software Engineer Drew Snider has a mind that remembers every moment of his life. Maybe that's why he can't let go of his ex-wife, Shanti, and why he still remembers the software he developed for unmanned flying vehicles for the U.S. military. Their son Nathan volunteers to go to war where he meets Ramiro Enriquez, a pilot who never gets to fly, but fires weapons in the Middle East from a desert in Nevada. When Ramiro is held responsible for a predator-drone friendly-fire incident, can the survivors piece together a future while absorbing a wounded past? Tickets are only $18.00. To purchase tickets or for more information about 16th Street Theater call 708-795-6704 or visit www.16thstreettheater.org.

Luther College Jazz OrchestraLUTHER COLLEGE JAZZ ORCHESTRA CONCERT - 7:30 to 9:30 PM - As part of their Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) Upper Midwest tour, the Luther College Jazz Orchestra will perform at Grace Lutheran Church 7300 Division St River Forest. The Luther College Jazz Orchestra will celebrate jazz as the original American art form.

For tickets or more information call Kate Haller at 563-387-1737 or visit www.luther.edu/music/jazz-orchestra/current-tour.

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM -Art has never been so much fun. Children and adults explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-minded art experience at Wonder Works Children’s Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process and children create masterpieces. There is simply no better art experience in Oak Park. General admission is $6 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children’s Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Friday April 24th

16th Street Theater"GRAVEYARD OF EMPIRES" - 7:30 PM - The 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street, Berwyn, presents "Graveyard of Empires" a world premiere by Elaine Romero, directed by Kevin Christopher Fox (The Gun Show, Accidental Rapture). Software Engineer Drew Snider has a mind that remembers every moment of his life. Maybe that's why he can't let go of his ex-wife, Shanti, and why he still remembers the software he developed for unmanned flying vehicles for the U.S. military. Their son Nathan volunteers to go to war where he meets Ramiro Enriquez, a pilot who never gets to fly, but fires weapons in the Middle East from a desert in Nevada. When Ramiro is held responsible for a predator-drone friendly-fire incident, can the survivors piece together a future while absorbing a wounded past? Tickets are only $18.00. To purchase tickets or for more information about 16th Street Theater call 708-795-6704 or visit www.16thstreettheater.org.

Trailside MuseumWEEKDAY MORNING WILDFLOWER WALK - 10:00 to 11:30 AM - Join Trailside Museum, 738 Thatcher Ave, River Forest, for a guided walk to learn about the life and lore of our beautiful spring woodland wildflowers. For adults and teens; free. For more information about Trailside Museum call 708-366-6530 or visit www.fpdcc.com.

NATURE AND SCIENCE AT WONDER WORKS: SHARKS - 10:00 AM to Noon - Stare into the tooth-filled jaws of bull and sand sharks. (Don't worry, they are not alive) at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Ave, Oak Park. Collect fossil teeth from sharks that lived during the ice age in Florida and at the end of dinosaur times in Africa. General admission is $6 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM -Art has never been so much fun. Children and adults explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-minded art experience at Wonder Works Children’s Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process and children create masterpieces. There is simply no better art experience in Oak Park. General admission is $6 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children’s Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Saturday April 25th - Arbor Day

Mini-Golf Pub CrawlMINI-GOLF PUB CRAWL - Noon to 6:00 PM - Grab your putter and 3 friends and play the Mini-Golf Pub Crawl along Berwyn's Depot District repertoire of taverns and restaurants at the 11th Annual Depot District Mini-Golf Pub Crawl. Each venue will display a handmade mini-golf green to challenge the event’s spirited crowd! All participants must bring their own putters. Register online for $15 per person or $50 per foursome ($40 early bird special through April 13). Sign-in from 11:00 AM to Noon at Connie’s Family Restaurant and end-of-day “19th Hole” after-party with food begins at 6:00 PM at P Lounge.

Shotgun start at Noon from our participating venues:

  • Cabin Fever Bar & Grill
  • Carla's Place
  • Connie’s Family Restaurant
  • George’s Tavern
  • Godson's Berwyn
  • The James Joyce Irish Pub
  • Off The Traxx
  • Olive or Twist Martini Bar
  • P Lounge
  • Presto Cafe & Bar
  • Quan's Oasis

Last but not least, prizes will be awarded for team’s with the lowest – and highest – scores, and the Twisted Putter Trophy will be awarded to the venue voted as having the best designed hole.

The event will tour Berwyn’s Depot District and takes place rain or shine! Free heated trolley service will be available between bars. Register at http://bit.ly/MiniGolfPubCrawl15 & follow on Facebook.

 

Trailside MuseumEARTH DAY WOODLAND WALK - 1:00 to 2:00 PM - Take a guided walk to view the many wonders of our Earth in springtime woods starting from Trailside Museum, 738 Thatcher Ave, River Forest. Family program; register be 4/23 by calling 708-366-6530. For more information about Trailside Museum call 708-366-6530 or visit www.fpdcc.com.

16th Street Theater"GRAVEYARD OF EMPIRES" - 5:00 PM & 8:00 PM - The 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street, Berwyn, presents "Graveyard of Empires" a world premiere by Elaine Romero, directed by Kevin Christopher Fox (The Gun Show, Accidental Rapture). Software Engineer Drew Snider has a mind that remembers every moment of his life. Maybe that's why he can't let go of his ex-wife, Shanti, and why he still remembers the software he developed for unmanned flying vehicles for the U.S. military. Their son Nathan volunteers to go to war where he meets Ramiro Enriquez, a pilot who never gets to fly, but fires weapons in the Middle East from a desert in Nevada. When Ramiro is held responsible for a predator-drone friendly-fire incident, can the survivors piece together a future while absorbing a wounded past? Tickets are only $18.00. To purchase tickets or for more information about 16th Street Theater call 708-795-6704 or visit www.16thstreettheater.org.

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM -Art has never been so much fun. Children and adults explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-minded art experience at Wonder Works Children’s Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process and children create masterpieces. There is simply no better art experience in Oak Park. General admission is $6 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children’s Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Sunday April 26th

Oak Park Women's ExchangeBASIC FELT FLOWERS - 2:00 to 4:00 PM - You've seen them on Pinterest, now learn how to make several basic types of felt flowers for adorning hair clips, wreaths and more with Oak Park Women's Exchange at 839 S Oak Park Ave, Oak Park! $20 class fee, $5 materials fee. For info about the class call Amanda Turnbull at 708-848-4693. For more information about Oak Park Women's Exchange visit http://opwe.org.

Trailside MuseumSPRING WILDFLOWER WALK - 1:00 to 2:00 PM - Take a guided walk with a naturalist to view and learn about the delicate blooms of our woodland wildflowers starting from Trailside Museum, 738 Thatcher Ave, River Forest. For adults and children 8 and up; register by 4/24 by calling 708-366-6530. For more information about Trailside Museum call 708-366-6530 or visit www.fpdcc.com.

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 12:30 AM to 4:30 PM -Art has never been so much fun. Children and adults explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-minded art experience at Wonder Works Children’s Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process and children create masterpieces. There is simply no better art experience in Oak Park. General admission is $6 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children’s Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Monday April 27th

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM -Art has never been so much fun. Children and adults explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-minded art experience at Wonder Works Children’s Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process and children create masterpieces. There is simply no better art experience in Oak Park. General admission is $6 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children’s Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

STORY TIME - 11:00 to 11:30 AM - Discover the world of make believe by immersing yourself in new worlds and new adventures at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Story telling is an art form older than writing and still engages children and adults in a way only stories can. General admission is $6 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Tuesday April 28th

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM -Art has never been so much fun. Children and adults explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-minded art experience at Wonder Works Children’s Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process and children create masterpieces. There is simply no better art experience in Oak Park. General admission is $6 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children’s Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Wednesday April 29th

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM -Art has never been so much fun. Children and adults explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-minded art experience at Wonder Works Children’s Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process and children create masterpieces. There is simply no better art experience in Oak Park. General admission is $6 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children’s Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

PAINT COVERED WEDNESDAYS - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Paint Covered Wednesdays provide children the artistic opportunity of a lifetime at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Children use a large variety of paints, styles and canvases as they learn to tell their stories, to create new things and expand their understanding of the world around them. Painting helps children by enhancing problem solving skills, improving fine motor skills, boosting self-esteem and gives a positive outlet for expression. General admission is $6 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Thursday April 30th

16th Street Theater"GRAVEYARD OF EMPIRES" - 7:30 PM - The 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street, Berwyn, presents "Graveyard of Empires" a world premiere by Elaine Romero, directed by Kevin Christopher Fox (The Gun Show, Accidental Rapture). Software Engineer Drew Snider has a mind that remembers every moment of his life. Maybe that's why he can't let go of his ex-wife, Shanti, and why he still remembers the software he developed for unmanned flying vehicles for the U.S. military. Their son Nathan volunteers to go to war where he meets Ramiro Enriquez, a pilot who never gets to fly, but fires weapons in the Middle East from a desert in Nevada. When Ramiro is held responsible for a predator-drone friendly-fire incident, can the survivors piece together a future while absorbing a wounded past? Tickets are only $18.00. To purchase tickets or for more information about 16th Street Theater call 708-795-6704 or visit www.16thstreettheater.org.

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM -Art has never been so much fun. Children and adults explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-minded art experience at Wonder Works Children’s Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process and children create masterpieces. There is simply no better art experience in Oak Park. General admission is $6 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children’s Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.