For other ideas on how to spend your weekend, make sure to check out our Indoor Play Guide and Spring Resale Guide, which includes the Rhea Lana’s of West Chicagoland sale in Naperville that wraps up this weekend. Also, sign up for the free Go West email newsletter to stay “in the loop” on free activities, special events and insight into making the most of your family time this spring. I promise you won’t regret it!
Family Fun Night
NAPERVILLE: Family Fun Friday Nights at the DuPage Children’s Museum are designed to give busy families the opportunity to take advantage of its extended hours on Fridays during the school year. The Museum is open until 8 p.m., and visitors can enjoy a full museum experience with the whole family, including a special activity or performance on most Friday nights. This week, the special event is a performance by the Dionysos Dance Troupe at 6 p.m.
Dates: Friday, March 17, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Event details here.
Cost: Regular admission rates apply. Members get in free.
BATAVIA: Red Oak Nature Center will host its annual free Maple Fest on Saturday, March 18. You can learn all about delicious maple syrup through tree taping demonstrations offered at the top of every hour.
Dates: Saturday, March 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Event details here.
Cost: This is a free event. There will be maple snacks and hot beverages available for cash purchase.
BATAVIA AND OSWEGO: Goodrich Quality Theatres continues its “Weekend Morning Movies” series this week. The series runs through April 30. Each movie will be shown at 10 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Ticket are $1 a person. Secret Life of Pets” is the movie this weekend.
Date: Friday, Saturday, Sunday of March 17-18-19 at 10 a.m. Event details here.
ELGIN: Marcus Theatres continues its “Kids Dream Family Fun Series” on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. this spring. Tickets are $3 each. Up next is “The Wild Life.” Participating theaters include the Elgin Cinema on Randall Road.
Dates: Friday, Saturday, Sunday of March 17-18-19 at 10 a.m. Event details here.
BATAVIA: The Fermilab Folk Club sponsors regular monthly barn dances to promote and preserve traditional square and contra dancing. For more information on the dances and what to expect, visit the Insider’s Guide to Fermilab Barn Dances. Visit http://orgs.fnal.gov/folkclub/ for a list of musicians.
Dates: Sunday, Feb. 19, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: Admission to the dances is $7 at the door. Children ages 12-18 and seniors over 65 are $4. Kids under 12 are free.