Enjoy the warm weather at a fishing derby or trade in the fishing pole for a paint brush at a BYOB painting party, with our picks of the top things to do around Burr Ridge this weekend. For a complete list of events, visit Pioneer Local’s event calendar.
1. Curious Kids Nature Club, 6 p.m. Friday
Friday night fun for kids that lets parents schedule their own night out. Make discoveries about the Earth through art, play and exploration. Learn about awesome animals and their roles in nature. Dress for outdoor adventures and wear gym shoes. Children’s meal and snack included. Lake View Nature Center, 17W063 Hodges Road, Oakbrook Terrace. $24-$29.
2. ‘Les Misérables,’ 8 p.m. Friday
The Tony Award-winning musical production comes to Oakbrook Terrace to celebrate Drury Lane Theatre’s 30th anniversary season. A French peasant seeks to redeem himself after serving a 19-year prison sentence by helping an orphan and a group of young idealists at the height of the revolutionary period. Production runs from March 29 to June 8. Additional performances Thursdays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 8:45 p.m. and Sundays at 6 p.m. or 7 p.m. Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace.
3. The Pink 5K, 8 a.m. Saturday
Help fight breast cancer at the Oak Brook Park District’s fourth annual 5K. A portion of proceeds benefit the Open Arms Breast Cancer Outreach Fund. Register online at obparks.org/pink5k or in person. Oak Brook Park District Family Recreation Center, 1450 Forest Gate Road, Oak Brook. $20-$35.
4. Eighth Annual ‘Petals for Pets,’ 9 a.m. Saturday
Purchase beautiful, affordable spring garden plants and floral for a good cause, just in time for Mother’s Day, at the eighth annual “Petals for Pets.” The annual greenery sale benefits the animals at the West Suburban Humane Society. WSHS is a volunteer-based, no-kill cat and dog welfare organization founded in 1972 as a lost and found referral service. This shelter now operates at full capacity with animal care and adoptions being provided to the public six days a week. West Suburban Humane Society, 1901 Ogden Ave., Downers Grove. Free.
5. A Reel Hero Fishing Derby, 9 a.m. Saturday
Dress like a superhero and catch as many fish as you can. Various prizes will be awarded to participants, including best costume. All ages. Registration required. York Center Park District, 1609 S. Luther Ave., Lombard. $6-$12.
6. It’s a Painting Party, 2 p.m. Saturday
Join the studio every Saturday for a BYOB painting party. Participants can paint a piece by a local artist while enjoying a beverage. Cost includes all painting supplies and a 16-by-20 take-home canvas. Must be 18 or older to attend. Registration required. Bottle & Bottega, 1 W. Harris Ave., La Grange. $35.
7. Boy Scout Troop 111 Annual Momma Mia Spaghetti Dinner, 4 p.m. Saturday
Leave the dishes for someone else and come out in support of Boy Scout Troop 111. Unlimited spaghetti and meatballs, fresh bread, Italian ice and coffee. There is also an optional ice cream sundae bar and raffles. St. Louise de Marillac School, 1125 Harrison Ave., La Grange Park. $6; $5 seniors; $20 for family of four or more.
8. Canyon Tour, 1 p.m. Sunday
Learn about Sagawau Canyon, the only exposed bedrock in Cook County, and wade through the stream that carves into the 400 million-year-old rock. Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, 12545 W. 111th St., Lemont. Free.
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