Upcoming Events and Trips

Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 8:30am - 12:00pm
2-15
see below
$8/$15
Come to Wildwood Nature Center for the Kids Fishing Derby at the Maine Park ponds. The ponds are stocked and the fish are biting! Registration fee includes one container of bait (wax worms or night crawlers) and all participants receive a goody bag. Additional bait is also available for purchase. Registrants must bring their own poles. There are three different age groups: 4 years and younger, 5-8 years, and 9-15 years. Each group has its own 60- or 90-minute fishing session. Please arrive 15 minutes prior the start time to check in. Prizes and trophies are awarded for the largest fish, the smallest fish, the most fish caught, and for special catches in each age group at the end of their fishing time. WNC
 
Ages 2-4: Class 47019  Register online now!
Ages 5-8: Class 47020  Register online now!
Ages 9-15: Class 47021  Register online now!
 
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Families
46980
Wildwood Nature Center
$12 per family
Get ready for some not-so-clean fun! Create mud pies, dirt people, and enjoy muck inspired activities for the whole family. Dress for a mess in old clothes or swimsuits. Clean off under sprinklers and hoses; and bring towels or a change of clothes.
 
Sunday, July 3, 2016 - 6:00pm - 10:30pm
All Ages
Celebrate Independence Day the Park Ridge way!
Bring a picnic (no alcoholic beverages or grills allowed) and relax before the fireworks begin. Enjoy the evening catching up with friends and family. Join the Park District’s party staff and DJ for an Interactive Dance Party at 6:30pm. Arrive early and get a great spot!
 
Sunday, July 3 • Maine East High School
DJ & Children’s Entertainment • 6:30pm-8:00pm
Live Music Entertainment • Starts at 8:00pm
 
Fireworks Preferred Parking
Watch one of the best fireworks displays around without having to search hours for a parking spot! We have reserved preferred parking in the Maine East High School parking lot just for you. So get your pass and relax, while making a contribution towards the fireworks show. “Family Style” tailgaters are encouraged to participate - no alcoholic beverages or grills allowed. Directions and pass will be mailed to you prior to event. Register early! Spaces are limited. Spaces are assigned on a first come, first served basis on the night of the event. No early admission. Preferred parking will begin at 6:00pm. Registration deadline: June 23. 
 
Sunday, July 3 • 6:00pm-10:30pm
Location: Maine East High School, Dempster & Potter (west of Lutheran General Hospital)
Class: 47544
Fee: $16 Resident / $28 Non-Resident
Monday, July 4, 2016 - 12:30pm - 4:30pm
All Ages
Hinkley Pool
Free with daily admission
Celebrate the holiday with some old fashion pool games at this family friendly event! Compete in a water balloon toss and family fun relays. Adults can even participate in cannon ball contests! 
Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Families
46978
Wildwood Nature Center
$12 per family
Turn your family into scientists and explore fun science concepts with us! Make cool discoveries through experiments, projects, and play. Different activities each class.
 
 
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