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Click on a link below to view the special events for that month:

- December
- January
- February
- March
- April

December
12/22 Candy Cane Hunt Main Street Recreation Center
12/22 Drop-N-Shop with Coach Ed Main Street Recreation Center
12/29 Drop-N-Shop with Coach Ed Main Street Recreation Center
January
1/16 Teen Movie Night Main Street Recreation Center
1/28 Preschool Open House Main Street Recreation Center
1/29 Preschool Open House Spring Avenue Recreation Center
February
2/6 Daddy Daughter Dance Main Street Recreation Center
2/7 Daddy Daughter Dance Main Street Recreation Center
2/20 Teen Movie Night Main Street Recreation Center
2/22 Arctic Blast at Lake Ellyn Lake Ellyn Boathouse
March
3/20 Teen Movie Night Main Street Recreation Center
April
4/2 Flashlight Egg Hunt Lake Ellyn Boathouse
4/3 Eggs-trodinary Egg Hunt Lake Ellyn Boathouse
4/11 Touch-A-Truck Maryknoll Park
4/22 Earth Day Festival Lake Ellyn Boathouse
4/24 Arbor Day Tree Planting Churchill Park
4/24 Spring Fling Movie in the Park: Rio 2 Newton Park
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December 22 | 10am-11:30am
Candy Cane Hunt

Age: 2-8

It's a candy cane-filled morning, full of indoor crafts and an outdoor candy cane hunt! Please dress for the weather.

Location: Main Street Recreation Center

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December 22 or 29 | 9am-3:30pm
Drop-N-Shop with Coach Ed

Age: 4-10

Parents, do you need a break to get ready for the holidays, finish last minute shopping, or have some time to yourself? Drop off your kids for a little school's-out fun! They'll play games, watch movies and most important, have fun! Please send a sack lunch and snack for your child.

December 22 | Learn More
December 29 | Learn More

Location: Main Street Recreation Center

 

 

January 16 | 7-9pm
Teen Movie Night

Age: 10-14

Join us for a surprise movie once a month at MSRC! Admission will be $5.00 and includes popcorn and a soda. Bring your friends and have a great time watching movies on the big screen! Advanced registration is required. Registration will NOT be taken at the door.

Location: Main Street Recreation Center

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January 28 (MSRC) or January 29 (SARC) | 6-7pm
Preschool Open House

Visit classrooms, meet teachers, ask questions & pick-up paperwork!

SESSION I:
Date:
January 28
Time:
6-7pm
Location:
 Main Street Recreation Center

SESSION II:
Date:
January 29
Time:
6-7pm
Location:
 Spring Avenue Recreation Center

 

 

February 6 (7-9pm) or February 7 (6-8pm)
Daddy Daughter Dance

Age: 3-10 & Dad

Hey Dads, seize this chance to take your daughter(s) out for a night on the town! Have fun dancing, laughing, and making your own ice cream sundaes, while you fill the evening with unforgettable memories!

February 6 | Learn More
February 7 | Learn More

Location: Main Street Recreation Center

 

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February 20 | 7-9pm
Teen Movie Night

Age: 10-14

Join us for a surprise movie once a month at MSRC! Admission will be $5.00 and includes popcorn and a soda. Bring your friends and have a great time watching movies on the big screen! Advanced registration is required. Registration will NOT be taken at the door.

Location: Main Street Recreation Center

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February 22 | 1-3pm
Arctic Blast at Lake Ellyn

Age: All

Come one, come all! Join the celebration and warm yourself by the fire. We're hosting an afternoon of frosty family fun and games, including: ice skating races, sled races, snowball toss, and snow art! Hot chocolate and roasted marshmallows will be available for purchase. Please bring your own skates, sled or saucer.

Location: Lake Ellyn Park

 

 

March 20 | 7-9pm
Teen Movie Night

Age: 10-14

Join us for a surprise movie once a month at MSRC! Admission will be $5.00 and includes popcorn and a soda. Bring your friends and have a great time watching movies on the big screen! Advanced registration is required. Registration will NOT be taken at the door.

Location: Main Street Recreation Center

 

 

April 2 | 8:30-9pm
Flashlight Egg Hunt

Age: 7-12

Hey kids, there's no school on Friday! Join us Thursday night for the Flashlight Egg Hunt! The Easter Bunny has left some special treats for us around Lake Ellyn and it's your job to find them. Grab your flashlight and basket and head down to the lake to look for eggs filled with candy and toys. Find the "special egg" and redeem it for one of our fun prize baskets. We will meet inside the boathouse and then sneak out in to the park to see what the bunny has left for us. Please be sure to bring a basket and your own flashlight to make egg hunting easier.

Location: Lake Ellyn Boathouse

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April 3 | 9:30am Check-in
Eggs-trodinary Egg Hunt

Age: 6 & Under

Have an egg-cellent egg hunt experience at beautiful Lake Ellyn this spring! Children up to the age of six are invited to join us for a crazy egg hunt with a chance to meet the Easter Bunny and take a picture with him in the LEBH following the hunt! Adults must accompany children; only children need to register. We will be separating areas for kids ages 0-3yrs and 4-6yrs. Photos will be available for download following the event. Dress for the weather, this event will be held outside rain, snow or shine!

Location: Lake Ellyn Boathouse

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April 11 | 10am-12pm
Touch-A-Truck

Age: All

Ever wanted to get your hands on big trucks you see driving around town? This is your chance to climb on dump trucks, RVs, fire trucks, police cars, and other large vehicles on the road and at construction sites. Registration is not necessary for this program.

Location: Maryknoll Park

 

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April 22 | 7-9pm
Earth Day Festival

Age: All

Join us for an evening of celebration at the Lake Ellyn boat house on Earth Day, April 22, at 7:00 p.m. We will have over a dozen environmentally- themed groups present, refreshments, and outdoor photography to enjoy. If the skies are clear, we will have a star party with telescopes. Our tradition is to offer environmental groups, educational organizations, and the interested public an opportunity to share information about environmental interests and what has been happening locally. It is always an informative and inspiring event.

Location: Lake Ellyn Boathouse

 

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April 24 | 6-7pm
Arbor Day Tree Planting

Age: All

Lend a hand this Arbor Day and help plant a few trees. With the loss of our ash trees and the need to re-establish native species in our natural areas, tree lovers of all ages can make a big difference!

Location: Churchill Park

 

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April 24 | Dusk
Spring Fling Movie in the Park: Rio 2

Age: All

Bring your blanket or lawn chairs, we’re having our first Spring Fling Movie in the Park! We’re headed down to the Amazon for another adventure with everyone’s favorite macaw. Blu, Jewel and their three kids are living the perfect domesticated life in the magical city that is Rio de Janeiro. When Jewel decides the kids need to learn to live like real birds, she insists the family venture into the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in with his new neighbors, he worries he may lose Jewel and the kids to the call of the wild. This event will be held outdoors weather permitting, in case of inclement weather the event will move to the Main Street Recreation Center gym.

Location: Newton Park

 

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