Weekend Spotlight: March 31-April 2, 2017, Sponsored by the Earth Day & Recycling Extravaganza in Glen Ellyn

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The Weekend Spotlight is brought to you by the Earth Day & Recycling Extravaganza being held Saturday, April 22 in downtown Glen Ellyn in the lot at Duane and Lorraine.


The Glen Ellyn Park District, the Glen Ellyn Library, the Village’s Environmental Commission and local businesses are joining together for a morning of activities celebrating Earth Day. The Annual Recycling Extravaganza will take place in the western half of the Duane/Lorraine parking lot from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. In the eastern half of the parking lot, local vendors and groups will showcase their services and goods, such as native plants and rain barrels. There will also be live acoustic music, food and drinks to purchase and your family can add your artistic touch to a mural that’s being created for the French Market.


At 10 a.m., the library will offer a presentation on native plants, and at 11 a.m. a family storytime. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., children can make an Earth Day craft. This is a free event and no registration is required. You can find more info here, including a detailed list of the wide range of items that will be accepted for recycling.


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Family Fun Night

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 all about “Mud,” inspired by the museum’s new exhibit, “Dream with Da Vinci.”

Dates: Friday, March 31, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Event details here.

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


Weekend Movies

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. “Wild Life” is the movie this weekend.

Date: Friday, Saturday, Sunday of March 31 and April 1-2 at 10 a.m.  Event details here.

Cost: $1.


Kids Dream

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 “Kubo and the Two Strings,” which was nominated for a “Best Animated Film” at the Academy Awards this year. Participating theaters include the Elgin Cinema on Randall Road.

Dates: Friday, Saturday, Sunday of March 31 and April 1-2 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 bunny basket.

Dates: Saturday, April 1, from 9 am. to noon. Event details here.

Cost: Free.


Hug a Tree

LISLE: With Arbor Day coming soon, the Morton Arboretum is offering special craft activities in the Children’s Garden in April. Your kids can make “terrific tree masks” to take home – this is a self-guided activity. Before or after your stop at the Children’s Garden, your kids can play in “Nature’s Kitchen” near Parking Lots 20 or 21.

Dates: Saturday and Sunday, April 1-2, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Event details here and here.

Cost: The craft activity and Nature’s Kitchen is included with regular admission to the Morton Arboretum.