Weekend Spotlight: March 3-5, 2017, Sponsored by Rhea Lana’s of West Chicagoland

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The Weekend Spotlight is sponsored by Rhea Lana’s of West Chicagoland, which is hosting its bi-annual consignment event on March 12-18. The sale is being held at 1199 E. Ogden Avenue in Naperville, near the Ogden 6 movie theater.


Shoppers love Rhea Lana because the experience is more like that of a boutique than a typical consignment sale. You’ll find organized racks and tables, filled with gently used children’s clothes, shoes, toys, books, baby items, DVDs, games, sports equipment, maternity clothes and more — all priced at unbeatable prices!


If this sounds great and you want to get an early start on saving money, you can volunteer for an in-store shift and shop before the public at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 11. Volunteer for two shifts and shop at 9 a.m. on March 11. Also, if you know any “Moms to Be,” make sure she knows she can register to shop at 3 p.m. on March 11! Learn lots more about the Rhea Lana experience, and how to volunteer, on its website and Facebook page. Happy shopping!


A panoramic view of a recent sale held by Rhea Lana's of West Chicagoland. Photo courtesy of Rhea Lana's.

A panoramic view of a recent sale held by Rhea Lana’s of West Chicagoland. Photo courtesy of Rhea Lana’s.

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 is “seed paper making,”

Dates: Friday, March 3, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Event details here.

Cost: Regular admission rates apply. Members get in free.


First Fridays

AURORA:  First Fridays in Downtown Aurora invites the community to enjoy art, music, food, theater, and more on the first Friday of the month. All events are free and art is for sale. It’s the only evening that SciTech Hands on Museum in downtown offers free admission (from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.) and special activities for families. The Aurora Regional Fire Museum is another good option, check out its new Children’s Discovery Room!

Dates: Friday, March 3, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Find more info here.

Cost: Free.



Weekend Movies

BATAVIA AND OSWEGO: Goodrich Quality Theatres kicks off its “Weekend Morning Movies” series this week. The series gets underway March 3 and runs through April 30. Each movie will be shown at 10 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Ticket are $1 a person. First up is the movie “Angry Birds.”

Date: Friday, Saturday, Sunday of March 3-5 at 10 a.m.  Event details here.

Cost: $1.


Kids Dream

ELGIN: Marcus Theatres is kicking off its “Kids Dream Family Fun Series” on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. this spring. Tickets are $3 each. Up first is “Kung Fun Panda 3.” Participating theaters include the Elgin Cinema on Randall Road.

Dates: Friday, Saturday, Sunday of March 3-5 at 10 a.m. Event details here.

Cost: $3.


Kids Workshop

VARIOUS: The free Home Depot Kids Workshop will be offered at Home Depots in the area on Saturday morning. Here’s our “Insider’s Guide” on what to expect! This month, kids will build a rain gauge.

Dates: Saturday, March 4, from 9 am. to noon. Event details here.

Cost: Free.