77. Fly Kites & Explore Nature at Barrington KidFest 2013

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To celebrate June as Leave No Child Inside month, the 2nd annual Barrington Area Kid Fest – a fun-filled event combining the 12th annual Community Kite Fly and 3rd annual Family Nature Fest – will be Saturday, May 4, from 11am – 3 p.m. at Citizens Park, 511 Lake Zurich Road (at Route 14) in Barrington.

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This family-oriented event is hosted by the Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club, the Barrington Park District, and Leave No Child Inside of the Greater Barrington and Lake Zurich Area, three community-oriented and non-profit organizations.

If inclement weather occurs, the event will be rescheduled to Sunday, May 5, at the same time and location.

These three organizations along with Leave No Child Inside members and supporters will provide a wide assortment of exciting recreational and educational activities designed for families to get outside with nature, have fun, and get fit!

Oh, and did we say to come and enjoy the kite flying?

Activities include the following:

Barrington Area Park District
Teams course and street striders

Barrington Cultural Arts Center
Weaving – Larger than Life

Tommy Mitoraj St. Anne’s Troop 29
Construct Bird Houses

Boy Scouts of America
Cub Scout Fun – Stomp and Air Rockets

Citizens for Conservation – Youth Ed.
Mammals of Illinois: making footprints

Da Vinci Waldorf School
Tissue Paper Butterflies on a Stick

DavisSpeed Center
Speed and Agility


Post 300 - KidFest 2013Forest Preserve District of Cook County/Crabtree Nature Center
Bug-A-Palooza (Explore the lives of local Insects)

Fox Valley Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
Living with Wildlife Presentation

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois
Nature Themed Game/craft

Green Mansions Foundation
Gorilla Gardening

Illinois Department of Natural Resources

L.L. Bean
Leave No Trace Basics/Nature Journal

Lake County Forest Preserve
Pond Critter Collecting – Discover Life Underneath the Surface

Language Stars
Fun Foreign Language Games

Montessori Children’s House of North Barrington
Monarch Waystation with Face Painting and Craft

New York Life
Child Identification

Noah’s Ark Christian Preschool
Mud Painting and Flower Pounding

Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association
Arts for All

South Barrington Conservancy
Mighty Oak Note Cards

The Care of Trees
Tree Climb – Come Climb a Tree

Village CycleSport
Safety Checks for Bikes and Helmets

For more information about KidFest and other upcoming events for kids in the Barrington area, visit FunOutside.org.

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