Calendar of Events
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June 6, 2012
Who: Friends of the Chicago River supporters and guests — a prominent and diverse group of corporate, civic, and community leaders. Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and Mark Falanga, President, Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. are the 2012 Big Fish Ball’s Honorary Chairs along with Barbara Morse-Quinn as the Gala Event Chair.
What: Elegant outdoor dining, river-inspired festivities, wild guests, and an after-party boat cruise are this year’s event highlights. The breathtaking city skyline is the backdrop. From a dramatic venue along the river to a program line-up that will wow and inspire guests, the Big Fish Ball is always one of the most unique and fun benefits in Chicago.
Why: For three decades, Friends of the Chicago River’s award-winning programs have helped create a greener, more accessible, and better cared for river. Big Fish Ball proceeds will:
• Enable Friends to facilitate improvements to the Chicago River’s ecological health;
• Assist our progress towards making it a corridor of accessible, valued open space; and,
• Help us build the broad base of popular support for the river that is critical to the long term success of efforts to improve it. ”
When: Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Where: Merchandise Mart’s Riverside Drive between the Wells St. and Franklin St. Bridges.
“For information on how you can support the 2012 Big Fish Ball , contact Mary Beth Sova at (312) 939-0490, ext. 19, or firstname.lastname@example.org.”
To learn more about Friends of the Chicago River, click here!
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What: LPZ: “Story Time, targeted to children six and younger, employs engaging techniques to teach about the alphabet, numbers, colors and animals. Join Mr. Singer as he performs original songs while the wee ones dance and sing along.”
When: Every Wednesday and Friday @ 9:15am/10:00am
Where: Main Barn in Farm-in-the-Zoo @ LPZ
How much: free!
Story Time Presented by LIttle Gems International.
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What: Poemtime at The Poetry Foundation Library for children ages 3-5 years old. Pop in for storytime, featured every week, that introduces your kids to poetry through fun games and prepared, interactive readings! “Admission is granted on a first come, first served basis.”
Where: The Poetry Foundation Library @ 61 West Superior Street
When: Wednesday, May 16 @ 11am
How much: Free! Arrive early to secure your kid’s spot.
Brookfield Zoo tells us…
In celebration of XTREME BUGS join us for a free kid’s bug-sized concert every Wednesday morning this summer at 10:00 a.m. Musicians from the Old Town School of Folk Music’s Wiggleworms program will entertain our youngest little critters in a fun-filled sing-a-long at the Nature Stage. This interactive show will have kids singing and buzzing around to popular children’s favorites as well as the occasional catchy original. Meant to encourage parents to get involved as well, this will be a fun time for the whole swarm!
Since 1985, the Old Town School of Folk Music’s celebrated early childhood music program has welcomed young children and their families to the world of music. Early childhood is the perfect time for exposing children to the language of music. Throughout the Wiggleworms program, young children and their families enjoy musical time together and develop a lifelong love for making music.
Plus, kids can enjoy making a garden worm using Sculpey® III product during the event.
Schedule of Performers:
- June 6 – Lindsay Weinberg
- June 13 – Tisa Batchelder
- June 20 – Jeremy Babcock
- June 27 – Shelley Miller
- July 4 – Laura Doherty
- July 11 – Julie Helenius
- July 18 – Karen Banks-Lubicz
- July 25 – Linda Robertson
- August 1 – Little Miss Ann
- August 8 – Kara Kesselring
- August 15 – Anne-Marie Akin
- August 22 – Rob Newhouse
- August 29 – Jodi Koplin