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Wednesday July 1st

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.

MUSIC, MOVEMENT AND MINDFULNESS WITH MS. CAROL - 11:00 AM to Noon - Experience the majesty of music and movement intertwined with mindfulness with this hands-on multi-disciplinary experience guided by Ms Carol Swann at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Ave, Oak Park. Children develop and improve their ability, motor coordination and social skills through music, creative play and storytelling. 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 July 2nd

Downtown Oak Park's Thursday Night OutTHURSDAY NIGHT OUT - 5:00 to 9:00 PM - Downtown Oak Park's Thursday Night Out takes place every Thursday! Dine-around participants purchase a $16 ticket booklet and pick from a variety of drinks, appetizers, entrees and desserts at select restaurants. For tickets or more information visit www.downtownoakpark.net.

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 July 3rd

SEA LIFE: SEASHELLS AND SHARKS - To find out what lives in the salty sea, you can sift shells from sand, make a shell collection and a shell craft, and see and sort colorful shells from around the world at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W North Avenue, Oak Park. Then stare into the tooth-filled jaws of bull and sand sharks. (Don't worry, they are no longer alive.) Collect fossil teeth from sharks that lived during the ice age in Florida and at the end of dinosaur times in Africa. There will be lots of plastic and plush sea life in the Great Outdoors, plus smaller plastic sea life at the play dough table. 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.

STORY TIME - Noon to 12:30 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.

Saturday July 4th - Independence Day

INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE - 10:00 AM - Join in the fun at Oak Park's Independence Day Parade, organized by the Community Relations Commission.  The parade will march north on Ridgeland to Augusta Street, turning east to disperse near Whittier Elementary School at Harvey Avenue. For more information on the parade or a registration form call 708-524-9785 or e-mail.

OAK PARK GALA JULY 4 FIREWORKS CELEBRATION - DUSK - The tradition continues... the Community Bank of Oak Park & River Forest presents The Great American Light Show Association's Fireworks Celebration at the Oak Park - River Forest High School Stadium.  Grand Finale underwritten by the Wednesday Journal. Admission is free.

FARMER'S MARKET - 7 AM - 1 PM - Elmwood and Lake Streets in Oak Park (in the Pilgrim Church parking lot, 460 Lake Street, one block west of Ridgeland and Lake). Oak Park's Farmer's Market offers fresh, locally grown produce along with some of the best donuts to be found anywhere!  Come early and stay late for a family friendly atmosphere.  For more information visit www.oak-park.us/our-community/oak-park-farmers-market.

WONDER WORKS - Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W North Avenue, Oak Park is closed for Independence Day so our team members can spend the day with their families. We hope you have a happy and safe Fourth of July. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum, call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Sunday July 5th

Hemingway Business District AssociationSUMMER CONCERTS IN SCOVILLE PARK: "DAVE RUDOLF" - 5:30 to 7:30 PM - Bring your family, friends and neighbors to Scoville Park at Lake Street and Oak Park Avenue for seven entertaining evenings of music! Our Summer Concert Series at Scoville Park features a variety of local and well known bands performing everything from rock and roll to blues, country to reggae, and even today’s latest hits. There’s something for everyone! Admission is free! This week featuring "Dave Rudolf" - Beach Music, sponsored by OakPark.Com. For more information visit www.pdop.org.

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 12:30 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 July 6th

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 July 7th

DEPOT DISTRICT CRUISE NITEDEPOT DISTRICT CRUISE NITE - 6:00 to 9:00 PM - Berwyn Cruise Nites are in Berwyn’s Depot District at the intersection of Windsor Ave & Grove Ave. Tuesday nights don’t have to be a tired routine. Take to the streets of the Depot District for a hopping car show and a variety of nightlife spots to quench your cravings for anything from ice cream to martinis. Cruise Nites attract everyone from families to car enthusiasts. They offer all visitors the opportunity to mingle and learn more about Berwyn's proud classic car culture and historical automotive heritage. Come to unwind or to show off your prized car, truck or motorcycle at no charge. Registration is not necessary – just show up! Trophies are awarded to the 10 most stunning vehicles. For more information, visit www.whyberwyn.com.

Wednesday July 8th

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 July 9th

Downtown Oak Park's Thursday Night OutTHURSDAY NIGHT OUT - 5:00 to 9:00 PM - Downtown Oak Park's Thursday Night Out takes place every Thursday! Dine-around participants purchase a $16 ticket booklet and pick from a variety of drinks, appetizers, entrees and desserts at select restaurants. For tickets or more information visit www.downtownoakpark.net.

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 July 10th

LET'S DO GEOLOGY: RIVERS AND CURRENTS - 10:00 AM to Noon - Feel the power of moving water at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W North Avenue, Oak Park! You might get a little wet as you make rivers and currents in the water tables in the ART Room. Can you make a wind-powered boat, or one that keeps floating in rough water? We will also play with pretend water using toy boats on the train table and plastic water creatures in blue play dough. 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

STORY TIME - Noon to 12:30 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.

Saturday July 11th

FARMER'S MARKET - 7 AM - 1 PM - Elmwood and Lake Streets in Oak Park (in the Pilgrim Church parking lot, 460 Lake Street, one block west of Ridgeland and Lake). Oak Park's Farmer's Market offers fresh, locally grown produce along with some of the best donuts to be found anywhere!  Come early and stay late for a family friendly atmosphere.  For more information visit www.oak-park.us/our-community/oak-park-farmers-market.

DONUTS! - 7:00 AM to Noon - It's time to make the donuts! Every year Wonder Works makes thousands of donuts for you to enjoy at the Oak Park Farmer's Market. 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.

Sunday July 12th

Hemingway Business District AssociationSUMMER CONCERTS IN SCOVILLE PARK: "SATURDAY JUNE BAND" - 5:30 to 7:30 PM - Bring your family, friends and neighbors to Scoville Park at Lake Street and Oak Park Avenue for seven entertaining evenings of music! Our Summer Concert Series at Scoville Park features a variety of local and well known bands performing everything from rock and roll to blues, country to reggae, and even today’s latest hits. There’s something for everyone! Admission is free! This week featuring "Saturday June Band" - Rock, sponsored by Kids Unlimited. For more information visit www.pdop.org.

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 12:30 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 July 13th

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 July 14th

Wednesday July 15th

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 July 16th

Downtown Oak Park's Thursday Night OutTHURSDAY NIGHT OUT - 5:00 to 9:00 PM - Downtown Oak Park's Thursday Night Out takes place every Thursday! Dine-around participants purchase a $16 ticket booklet and pick from a variety of drinks, appetizers, entrees and desserts at select restaurants. For tickets or more information visit www.downtownoakpark.net.

Hemingway DistrictHEMINGWAY BIRTHDAY BLOCK FESTIVAL & SIDEWALK SALE - Noon to 8:00 PM - Merchants in the Hemingway District, Oak Park Avenue and Lake Street, Oak Park. For more information visit www.hemingwaydistrict.com

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 July 17th

Hemingway DistrictHEMINGWAY BIRTHDAY BLOCK FESTIVAL & SIDEWALK SALE -

  • 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Sidewalk Sale
  • 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Festival Stage /Entertainment

ANIMALS IN SUMMER: REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS - 10:00 AM to Noon - Meet some live and preserved reptiles and amphibians at our museum table at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W North Avenue, Oak Park. expect live frogs and toads and maybe tadpoles (if they have not yet grown their legs and hopped away). To prove that dinosaurs were not the only reptiles with bones, we will have real snake, frog, and turtle skeletons and skulls, plus x-rays of reptiles. You can also help our plastic and plush turtles, snakes, and lizards find safe places to hide in the Great Outdoors exhibit and hatch pretend reptile eggs at the play dough table. 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

STORY TIME - Noon to 12:30 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.

Saturday July 18th

Hemingway DistrictHEMINGWAY BIRTHDAY BLOCK FESTIVAL -

  • 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Running of the Bulls 8k Race
    This 4.97 mile race starts at 8:00 a.m. adjacent to Scoville Park. This family friendly event draws from the Oak Park area and beyond and features chip timing, pacer bulls, top finisher, age group medals and spirit awards. So come on out ,and enjoy the fun as we celebrate one of our own with the Running of the Bulls!
  • 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Kids RB Event in Scoville Park
    Children get a taste of Hemingway adventure by running with the bulls in Scoville Park! Starting at 9:30 a.m., children (ages 3+) will decorate a cardboard “bull” to run with on a fun run around Scoville Park, beginning and ending at the war memorial. Bull, decorating supplies, and water provided!
  • 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Sidewalk Sale
  • 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Festival Stage /Entertainment
  • Noon to 4:00 PM - Face Painting
    Join Wonder Works for face painting at the biggest block party in Oak Park, the Hemingway Block Party! For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

FARMER'S MARKET - 7 AM - 1 PM - Elmwood and Lake Streets in Oak Park (in the Pilgrim Church parking lot, 460 Lake Street, one block west of Ridgeland and Lake). Oak Park's Farmer's Market offers fresh, locally grown produce along with some of the best donuts to be found anywhere!  Come early and stay late for a family friendly atmosphere.  For more information visit www.oak-park.us/our-community/oak-park-farmers-market.

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 July 19th

Hemingway DistrictHEMINGWAY BIRTHDAY BLOCK FESTIVAL & SIDEWALK SALE - Noon to 8:00 PM - Merchants in the Hemingway District, Oak Park Avenue and Lake Street, Oak Park. For more information visit www.hemingwaydistrict.com

Hemingway Business District AssociationSUMMER CONCERTS IN SCOVILLE PARK: "J & T BAND" - 5:30 to 7:30 PM - Bring your family, friends and neighbors to Scoville Park at Lake Street and Oak Park Avenue for seven entertaining evenings of music! Our Summer Concert Series at Scoville Park features a variety of local and well known bands performing everything from rock and roll to blues, country to reggae, and even today’s latest hits. There’s something for everyone! Admission is free! This week featuring "J & T Band" - Country, sponsored by Scoville Square. For more information visit www.pdop.org.

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 12:30 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 July 20th

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 July 21st

DEPOT DISTRICT CRUISE NITEDEPOT DISTRICT CRUISE NITE - 6:00 to 9:00 PM - Berwyn Cruise Nites are in Berwyn’s Depot District at the intersection of Windsor Ave & Grove Ave. Tuesday nights don’t have to be a tired routine. Take to the streets of the Depot District for a hopping car show and a variety of nightlife spots to quench your cravings for anything from ice cream to martinis. Cruise Nites attract everyone from families to car enthusiasts. They offer all visitors the opportunity to mingle and learn more about Berwyn's proud classic car culture and historical automotive heritage. Come to unwind or to show off your prized car, truck or motorcycle at no charge. Registration is not necessary – just show up! Trophies are awarded to the 10 most stunning vehicles. For more information, visit www.whyberwyn.com.

Wednesday July 22nd

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.

MUSIC, MOVEMENT AND MINDFULNESS WITH MS. CAROL - 11:00 AM to Noon - Experience the majesty of music and movement intertwined with mindfulness with this hands-on multi-disciplinary experience guided by Ms Carol Swann at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Ave, Oak Park. Children develop and improve their ability, motor coordination and social skills through music, creative play and storytelling. 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 July 23rd

Downtown Oak Park's Thursday Night OutTHURSDAY NIGHT OUT - 5:00 to 9:00 PM - Downtown Oak Park's Thursday Night Out takes place every Thursday! Dine-around participants purchase a $16 ticket booklet and pick from a variety of drinks, appetizers, entrees and desserts at select restaurants. For tickets or more information visit www.downtownoakpark.net.

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 July 24th

TRANSPORTATION WORKS: LEGOS, DUPLOS AND MORE - 10:00 AM to Noon - As a warm up for this weekend's Lego Days, we'll bring out a big bin of Legos and a lot more Duplos than usual at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W North Avenue, Oak Park. We can make cars, trucks, trains, and garages to hold them. We'll also see what kinds of structures we can build with wooden blocks, including unit blocks, Kapla blocks, and Lincoln Logs. Anyone want to make a highway for toy cars or a tunnel for wooden trains? 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.

STORY TIME - Noon to 12:30 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.

Saturday July 25th

FARMER'S MARKET - 7 AM - 1 PM - Elmwood and Lake Streets in Oak Park (in the Pilgrim Church parking lot, 460 Lake Street, one block west of Ridgeland and Lake). Oak Park's Farmer's Market offers fresh, locally grown produce along with some of the best donuts to be found anywhere!  Come early and stay late for a family friendly atmosphere.  For more information visit www.oak-park.us/our-community/oak-park-farmers-market.

Visit the Oak Park Farmer's Market for face painting by the Amazing Laura Troyer-Joy and her trusty side kick. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

YOUNG ARCHITECT'S WEEKEND - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Enliven your construction creativity in this one of a kind building marathon of controlled chaos at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W North Avenue, Oak Park. Thousands, perhaps millions of legos will fill BUILD IT!, along with other construction tools for young and old alike. This event occurs on Saturday, July 25, 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday, July 26 Noon to 5 pm. 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.

Sunday July 26th

Hemingway Business District AssociationSUMMER CONCERTS IN SCOVILLE PARK: "REPLAYS" - 5:30 to 7:30 PM - Bring your family, friends and neighbors to Scoville Park at Lake Street and Oak Park Avenue for seven entertaining evenings of music! Our Summer Concert Series at Scoville Park features a variety of local and well known bands performing everything from rock and roll to blues, country to reggae, and even today’s latest hits. There’s something for everyone! Admission is free! This week featuring "Replays" - Rock, sponsored by Weichert Realtors. For more information visit www.pdop.org.

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 12:30 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 July 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 July 28th

Wednesday July 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.

Thursday July 30th

Downtown Oak Park's Thursday Night OutTHURSDAY NIGHT OUT - 5:00 to 9:00 PM - Downtown Oak Park's Thursday Night Out takes place every Thursday! Dine-around participants purchase a $16 ticket booklet and pick from a variety of drinks, appetizers, entrees and desserts at select restaurants. For tickets or more information visit www.downtownoakpark.net.

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 July 31st

SEA LIFE: SEASHELLS AND SHARKS - 10:00 AM to Noon - To find out what lives in the salty sea, you can sift shells from sand, make a shell collection and a shell craft, and see and sort colorful shells from around the world at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W North Avenue, Oak Park. Then stare into the tooth-filled jaws of bull and sand sharks. (Don't worry, they are no longer alive.) Collect fossil teeth from sharks that lived during the ice age in Florida and at the end of dinosaur times in Africa. There will be lots of plastic and plush sea life in the Great Outdoors, plus smaller plastic sea life at the play dough table. 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.

STORY TIME - Noon to 12:30 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.