It’s easy to be green at Elmhurst Family Day
A crocheted coral reef created by students from Sandburg Middle School’s Eco Club will be among the displays during Eco Elmhurst Family Day April 15 at the Elmhurst Historical Museum.
Kids will learn it’s easy to be “green” after viewing the posters created by children attending Elmhurst schools, as well as Elmhurst College students, during Eco Elmhurst Family Day, 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at the Elmhurst Historical Museum, 120 E. Park Ave.
“At 1:30 we will have a program to recognize the students for their efforts,” said Eileen Murphy, the museum’s community programs coordinator.
In addition, Murphy said, “From 1 to 3, our education center will be open for children to make a hummingbird feeder.”
There’s no charge for the project and participants will receive a recipe for the nectar to use in the feeder.
“They can put it in their garden and, hopefully, they’ll have hummingbirds coming,” Murphy said.
Murphy noted that her grandchildren inspired the eco celebration. “I’m learning so much from the children about what we should be doing to be responsible for the earth,” she said.
For details, call (630) 833-1457 or visit elmhursthistory.org.
Dinosaurs, doughnuts and dads. Those are the attractions for kids from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St. Dads are encouraged to bring a camera to photograph their children with the guest of honor, Danny’s Dinosaur.
For details, call (708) 452-3420 or visit oppl.org.
Everyone 5 and older is invited to learn Where the RFPL Sidewalk Ends at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the River Forest Public Library, 735 Lathrop Ave. There will be a reading of Shel Silverstein’s fanciful poetry in celebration of National Poetry Month.
For details, call (708) 366-5205 or visit riverforestlibrary.org.
Make a splash!
The point is to puddle jump at a class for kids 2 to 5, with a parent, from 10 to 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, or 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Longfellow Center, 610 S. Ridgeland, Oak Park. The class will include a spring craft, making a mud pudding snack, indoor puddle jumping practice and the real thing. Cost is $13 for residents, $20 for nonresidents.
For details, call (708) 383-0002 or visit pdop.net.
It’s great to create
Kids will experiment with paints and painting tools at the next Paint Covered Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 18 at Wonder Works, 6445 W. North Ave., Oak Park. The weekly imaginative session is led by artist-in-residence Michell Martinez. The event is covered by general admission.
For details, call (708) 383-4815 or visit wonder-works.org.