Elmhurst festival is sweet on history
Ice cream sundaes. Pretzels and marshmallows dipped in chocolate. Cotton candy. Elmhurst Historical Museum knows how to throw a party.
It also has great entertainment planned for Sweet Home Spectacular, a free summer festival from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 24, on the museum’s grounds at 120 E. Park Ave.
“This is going to be a blast,” said Patrice Roche, marketing and communications specialist. Nationally acclaimed family entertainer Jim Gill of Oak Park will perform at 2 p.m. At 3:15 p.m. students from the School of Rock will entertain.
“They’ve already told us they’ll be playing ‘Sweet Home Chicago,’ ” Roche revealed.
There also will be games and face painting.
Inside, visitors can see the current exhibit, “Sweet Home Chicago,” about the city’s candy-making history.
“In the summer we try to do exhibits that are a little bit toward the lighter side to engage a broad audience and make it a pleaser for multiple generations,” Roche said.
For details, call (630) 833-1457 or visit elmhursthistory.org.
A spider teaches the importance of friendship in American Eagle Productions’ original musical version of the E.B. White classic “Charlotte’s Web” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 25, at the Hinsdale Public Library, 20 E. Maple St. Registration is required.
For details, call (630) 986-1976 or visit hinsdalelibrary.info.
Your family can enjoy the animated adventures of a fighting feline for $1 at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 27, at the Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. “Puss in Boots” is a prequel to the “Shrek” movies featuring Antonio Banderas in the title role. Starting at 9 a.m., kids can meet costumed characters and play games.
For details, call (630) 968-0219 or visit www.classiccinemas.com.
Go for the juggler
You can “See a Juggler! Be a Juggler!” from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 29, at the La Grange Public Library, 10 W. Cossitt Ave. All ages are invited to enjoy Jason Kollum’s juggling, balancing and humor, and learn some of those skills during this highly interactive show. Everyone will participate in the hands-on workshop portion of the program.
For details, call (708) 352-0576 or visit lagrangelibrary.org.
Ups and downs
Kids ages 12 and younger can burn off some excess energy playing on a moon jump from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at the Burr Ridge Market on the Green, County Line Road south of Interstate 55. You also can get lunches to go and visit more than 30 vendors at the market.
For details, visit shopburrridge.com.