Community Events 1-27-13

January 26, 2013 12:01:08 PM PST
Our weekly segment featuring fun activities for the whole family:

In Naperville, you can meet the actor who played Mr. McFeely, the speedy deliveryman, "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood." He'll be at the DuPage Children's Museum in Sunday from one until three as part of a sweater and clothing drive to pay tribute to mr. Rogers and his example of being a caring neighbor. The clothing drive continues through the end of February. http://dupagechildrens.org/mr-mcfeely-visit/

Downtown Chicago, the Harold Washington Library hosts a special exhibit called "Sweet Home Chicago: A History of America's Candy Capitol." Photos and other exhibits will celebrate Lemonheads, Butterfingers, Cracker Jack and other candy made right here in Chicago. It's free and continues through March 3. www.chipublib.org/branch/details/library/harold-washington/p/Exhibits/

Seventy miles west of Chicago in Sycamore, the Illinois National Guard is hosting an open house at ten o'clock Sunday morning. Visitors can tour the armory, see a dry-fire demonstration and visit with the soldiers of Alpha Battery. The event is free and open to the public at the Sycamore Armory. www.il.ngb.army.mil/army/cities/northwest.aspx?city=sycamore

The Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago is offering plant party play dates for adults and kids. Be prepared to get your hands dirty making potpourri with roots, stems and other fragrant materials. It's from 11am until 4pm Sunday. Admission is free although donations are appreciated. www.garfield-conservatory.org/families.htm


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