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Wednesday July 20th

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 $7 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 $7 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 $7 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 21st

Downtown Oak Park’s Thursday Night OutTHURSDAY NIGHT OUT - 5:00 to 9:00 PM - Downtown Oak Park’s popular dine-around series Thursday Night Out takes on new heights this season with a free world music concert series on Marion Street. Wine and beer will also be available to purchase at the event.

How it Works:

Thursday Night Out runs every Thursday between May 19th and August 25th from 5pm-9pm. $16 ticket booklets contain 4 dine-around tickets. Ticket booklets are available at the Downtown Oak Park kiosk at Lake and Marion Thursday nights from 5pm-9pm. Each booklet contains 4 dine-around tickets and one voucher for $2.50 off two adult priced movie tickets. One dine-around ticket is good for one item off the Thursday Night Out menu – menu available at downtownoakpark.net and changes monthly. For every two ticket booklets purchased, customers receive one complimentary $5 DTOP gift certificate good at participating shops on Thursday evenings during the TNO season.

More than 20 Downtown Oak Park restaurants offer a variety of drinks, appetizers, entrees and desserts on the TNO menu and allow diners to eat inside or carry out. Tables are also set up outside for patrons to enjoy live music while dining al fresco. A full entertainment schedule & list of participating shops and restaurants is available online.

For more information visit www.downtownoakpark.net/signature-event/thursday-night/

ART. LITER-ARTLY AT WONDER WORKS CHILDREN'S MUSEUM - 11:00 AM to Noon - Experience the intersection of art and literacy this summer at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Ave. Oak Park! Every Monday and Thursday from July 11-August 18th drop by to explore famous children's book authors and the illustrations they create to bring their stories to life. Join us for storytime at 11am and Noon followed by a guided art project that will s showcase the illustration style of that day's story. General admission is $7 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 22nd

WIDE WORLD OF WONDER WORKS'GOLF - 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM - Join Wonder Works Children's Museum for their Fourteenth Annual Wonder Works Golf Fundraiser, that will take place on Friday, July 22 at Ruffled Feather Golf Club in Lemont, IL. Check our website for more information and sponsorship opportunities. For more information about Wonder Works Children’s Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

NATURE AND SCIENCE AT WONDER WORKS: MAKE IT LOOK BIGGER - 10:00 AM to Noon - Today we will explore the tools that make small things look bigger and far-away things look much closer than they really are at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W North Ave, Oak Park. You can look through different kinds of magnifiers at bugs, crystals, and other things. There will also be a digital microscope to explore really tiny objects. We'll aim a telescope out the window to look for birds in far off trees and make pretend binoculars, so you can go exploring in the Great Outdoors exhibit. General admission is $7 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 23rd

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.

Sunday July 24th

Hemingway Business District AssociationSUMMER CONCERTS IN SCOVILLE PARK: "THE 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 "The Replays" - Classic Rock, sponsored by Heritage Tile.   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 $7 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 25th

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 $7 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 $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

ART. LITER-ARTLY AT WONDER WORKS CHILDREN'S MUSEUM - 11:00 AM to Noon - Experience the intersection of art and literacy this summer at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Ave. Oak Park! Every Monday and Thursday from July 11-August 18th drop by to explore famous children's book authors and the illustrations they create to bring their stories to life. Join us for storytime at 11am and Noon followed by a guided art project that will s showcase the illustration style of that day's story. General admission is $7 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 26th

Wednesday 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 $7 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 $7 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 28th

Downtown Oak Park’s Thursday Night OutTHURSDAY NIGHT OUT - 5:00 to 9:00 PM - Downtown Oak Park’s popular dine-around series Thursday Night Out takes on new heights this season with a free world music concert series on Marion Street. Wine and beer will also be available to purchase at the event.

How it Works:

Thursday Night Out runs every Thursday between May 19th and August 25th from 5pm-9pm. $16 ticket booklets contain 4 dine-around tickets. Ticket booklets are available at the Downtown Oak Park kiosk at Lake and Marion Thursday nights from 5pm-9pm. Each booklet contains 4 dine-around tickets and one voucher for $2.50 off two adult priced movie tickets. One dine-around ticket is good for one item off the Thursday Night Out menu – menu available at downtownoakpark.net and changes monthly. For every two ticket booklets purchased, customers receive one complimentary $5 DTOP gift certificate good at participating shops on Thursday evenings during the TNO season.

More than 20 Downtown Oak Park restaurants offer a variety of drinks, appetizers, entrees and desserts on the TNO menu and allow diners to eat inside or carry out. Tables are also set up outside for patrons to enjoy live music while dining al fresco. A full entertainment schedule & list of participating shops and restaurants is available online.

For more information visit www.downtownoakpark.net/signature-event/thursday-night/

Taste Of Main Street 2016TASTE OF MAIN STREET ON CERMAK ROAD - 5:00 to 9:00 PM - Pick up a pass to Berwyn’s Taste of Main Street on Cermak Road presented by Mayor Robert J. Lovero on Thurs, July 28 from 5PM—9PM at BMO Harris Bank 6655 Cermak Road.

Join us for this annual tradition and enjoy an eclectic mix of small plates and sweets on Berwyn’s Main Street. Tickets are ONLY $15 and include food samples, entry into a drawing for an Apple iPad, trolley ride, and an after-party with live music from Caliente Old School starting at 9:00PM at Wagner’s Lounge (6840 W Cermak Rd).

For more info visit http://www.berwyn.net/events/details/taste-of-main-street-on-cermak-road-944

FREE GARDEN PROGRAM: BACKYARD BUTTERFILIES - 3:00 to 4:00 PM - The beauty and wonder that Butterflies bring to your yard is priceless. Join Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Ave, Oak Park, in welcoming Master Gardner Suzette Gacek, form the University of Illinois extension Master Gardner's Program for this amazing workshop where you and your child will explore the world of backyard butterflies. The free program is made possible by a grant from the Oak Park River Forest Rotary Club, and includes free admission to the museum for program participants. For more information call 708-383-4815 or visit http://www.wonder-works.org.

ART. LITER-ARTLY AT WONDER WORKS CHILDREN'S MUSEUM - 11:00 AM to Noon - Experience the intersection of art and literacy this summer at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Ave. Oak Park! Every Monday and Thursday from July 11-August 18th drop by to explore famous children's book authors and the illustrations they create to bring their stories to life. Join us for storytime at 11am and Noon followed by a guided art project that will s showcase the illustration style of that day's story. General admission is $7 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 29th

NATURE AND SCIENCE AT WONDER WORKS: TOYS AND MAGNETS - 10:00 AM to Noon - Today's focus will be on current electricity, as we make electric circuits that light bulbs, run a motor, or play music at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W North Ave, Oak Park. You can also play with toys powered by batteries and take a turn as engineer with our 0-scale electric railroad. We will peek inside some of the battery-powered toys to figure out how they work. Hint: Their motors will have magnets! There will be lots of magnetic construction materials to build with, plus magnets to explore the art-room sandbox-see what sticks to magnets, and what does not. General admission is $7 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 30th

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.

Sunday July 31st

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 Kelly Inc.   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 $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.