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Friday
May182012

Weekend Spotlight: Turtles, Sheep, Flowers & a Rec Festival

It looks like a gorgeous weekend ahead, which is good, since all of the below activities take place mostly outside! Of course check the Go West Calendar, too, for events that might better fit your family's budget, interests or SPF needs.

The "JustPlay!" festival in Carol Stream will have a special area for smaller children. Photo courtesy of the Carol Stream Park District.TURTLES EVERYWHERE: Cosley Zoo in Wheaton will be celebrating "World Turtle Day" on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with fun activities and chances to meet live turtles and tortoises. You'll also learn about the zoo's efforts to help protect the Illinois Endangered Blanding's Turtle. Regular admission rates apply. 

BAA BAA: If you want to show your kids how sheep's wool becomes clothing, you'll want to check ou the "Sheep to Shawl" event on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Blackberry Farm in Aurora. Activities are included with regular daily admission.

FLOWER FEST: Downtown West Chicago is hosting its popular "Blooming Fest" on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will feature a plant sale, craft show, children's activities, music and food. TURTLES EVERYWHERE: Cosley Zoo in Wheaton will be celebrating "World Turtle Day" on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can meet turtles and tortoises and take part in fun activities. Regular admission rates apply.

PLAY ON!: The Carol Stream Park District is hosting "JustPLay! Sports & Rec Festival" on Saturday and Sunday at the Carol Stream Town Center. There will be more than 10 sports, activities and performances for visitors to take part in, including climbing walls, a BMX stunt show, a zip line, NASCAR simulator and more. Admission to the festival is free.

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