This is a great weekend for all sorts of family fun! Whether you enjoy dancing, arts and crafts, sculpt, yoga, golf, swimming, polar plunging, reptiles or just some good ‘ol St. Paddy’s day fun, there is an event for you!Family Dance PartyMar. 10: 6:30 – 8:30 pmCommunity Rec Center, 3000 Glenview Rd., Wilmette
Join the party! Learn a variety of dances, enjoy freestyle and musical games. Suitable for children 3+ and their families. Registration is per child attending, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $9.25R/NR: $11.25. To register, click here.
Sculpt & SipMar. 10: 6:30 - 8:30 pmTakiff Center, 999 Green Bay Rd., Glencoe
Grab a friend for an evening of ceramics sculpting and wine! Ceramics instructor, Natalie Steinmetz, will guide you through the process of creating your own masterpiece. No experience or supplies necessary; new and seasoned artists are welcome! Must be 21 or older to attend; bring your own beverage to enjoy. Fee: $25R/$28NR. To register, click here.
Candlelight Yin YogaMar. 10: 7 – 8:15 pmGlenview Ice Center, 2400 Chestnut Ave., Glenview
Experience the gentle, harmonizing effects of a Yin yoga practice. Gently loosen and stretch your connective tissues to enhance flexibility while encouraging healing. Poses are primarily seated and held passively for a period of time to disengage muscle, creating mobility in the joints and a more efficient energy flow. Admission is $10 and all levels are welcome. Please bring your own yoga mat. For more information, call 224-521-2608.
Family Fine Art DayMar. 11: 10:30 am – 12:30 pmCommunity Rec Center, 3000 Glenview Rd., Wilmette
Let your inner artist bloom in this creative workshop where a range of media opens the door to a world of possibilities. Explore teacher inspired art projects along with DIY stations. All ages and skill levels are welcome, and all supplies are included. Registration is per child attending, and pre-registered children receive a tee shirt to use as a smock. Adults need not register. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $9.25R/$11.25NR. To register, click here.
Infinity Foundation Family FestMar. 11: 9 am – 12: 40 pmInfinity Foundation, 1280 Old Skokie Rd., Highland Park
Playful family fun for parents and children ages three and older. Interactive mindful games and activities will be offered in seven 20-minute playshops. Choose from Yoga Stretch, Exploring Critters, Exciting Scents, Story Time, Magic Discovery, Yummy & Healthy and Art Adventure. Visit www.infinityfoundation.org for each playshop time and to register in advance as space in limited. Registration accepted at the door only if space is available.
Spring Fling Drive, Chip and Putt TournamentMar. 11: 10 am – 1 pmGlenview Park Golf Club, 800 Shermer Rd., Glenview
New Fun Format! All contestants will compete in all 3 Categories. Prizes will be awarded in Men’s/Ladies and Junior divisions. $20 entry fee per person includes a trip to the chili bar. Rain or shine, tournament is on! For more information, call 847-724-0250.
YMCA Dive for Gold PartyMar. 11: 2 -3:30 pmNorther Suburban YMCA, 2705 Techny Rd., Northbrook
Little leprechauns and their families are invited to get in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit at the North Suburban YMCA’s annual “Dive for Gold” pool party. This popular event welcomes the community to help tint the Y’s spacious indoor pool a festive green, while swimmers collect “leprechaun gold” tokens from the depths. Kids can then exchange their tokens for goody bags of prizes. Admission is free for NSYMCA members, non-member: $10 per person with a maximum fee of $20 per family. Parents are asked to swim with children younger than six, and to stay in the pool area to supervise older children. For more information, call 847 272 7250.
Reptile RampageMar. 12: 10 am – 4 pmLake Forest Rec Center Gym, 400 Hastings Rd., Lake Forest
Bring your friends and family to one of Chicagoland’s largest reptile exhibitions. Enthusiasts and experts from around the region will exhibit more than 150 snakes, lizards, turtles, tortoises and more. Visitors will have opportunities to meet, handle, and learn about many of these animals with representatives from museums, universities, zoos, nature centers and private collections. Children will be able to engage in many activities! For more info, click here. $10 donation per person. Children age 3 and under are free. Proceeds benefit the Wildlife Discovery Center.
Shamrock Shiver Polar PlungeMar. 12: 12:30 pmForest Park Beach, 801 Lake Rd., Lake Forest
The public is invited to don their ‘green’ in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day and get ‘chilly for charity’ as they jump into Lake Michigan at the North Shore’s inaugural Shamrock Shivers Polar Plunge. The family-friendly event will benefit Lake County Cares as they celebrate 50 years connecting caring residents with service opportunities at over 200 Lake County non-profit organizations. Register individually or as part of a team. Then set up your fundraising page and tell your friends about your chilly swim for charity! Go for a swim or a quick wade -- it's up to you! Warm up afterward in the beach pavilion at our Hot Cocoa Bar and enjoy light snacks and refreshments. All ages welcome to participate! Prizes for Best Individual and Group Costumes Top Fundraisers. For more info, click here.
St. Patrick’s Day ParadeMar. 12: 2 – 5 pmAw Yeah Comics (formerly Nixie Gallery), 7925 Lincoln Ave., SkokieAfter party at the Curragh, 8266 Lincoln Ave.
Join the parade starting at 2 pm at the new Aw Yeah Comics location. The parade prince/princess and king/queen will be crowned at the beginning and will help lead the parade. Selection based on the most creative, festive wearing o’ the green! Then follow the shamrocks and march down the sidewalks of Lincoln Avenue and arrive at The Curragh for more Irish music, Irish jigs and free soft drinks! Enjoy some Irish faire and cheer and celebrate this fun holiday with your friends and neighbors. Participating merchants along the route will greet marchers and hand out treats and prizes to everyone. For more info, click here.
Family Fun FestMar. 12: 2 - 4 pmTakiff Center, 999 Green Bay Rd., Glencoe
Come see the wide variety of activities your family can enjoy together! Family Service of Glencoe and Glencoe Park District are coming together to present games, crafts, and activities. Try mini-classes and activities from Glencoe Park District instructors! All children must be accompanied by an adult. Free! For more info: 847-835-3030.