Family Friendly: Pets and people hike at Morton Arboretum’s ‘Tails on the Trails’

The Morton Arboretum is going to the dogs on Saturday, May 24. During “Tails on the Trails,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m., visitors are free to roam the woods and prairies at 4100 Illinois Rte. 53, Lisle with their canines.

In addition, there will be a variety of dog-centered activities.

“We are having a vendor expo with over a dozen pet vendors as well as pet rescues from the area,” said special events coordinator Gina Steele. “We are also doing educational pet demonstrations — anything from pet CPR to physical therapy to agility.”

Other attractions will include a simulated water rescue and a training demonstration by VIP Service Dog Foundation.

“People will get to watch well-trained agility dogs run a course,” Steele noted. “They’ll open it up to audience participation. One dog at a time can try the course.”

The cost is $5 per dog and the regular admission fee for owners. Another “Tails on the Trails” is scheduled for Sept. 13.

For details, call (630) 968-0074 or go to www.mortonarb.org.

ON A ROLL

Wheels, balls, cylinders and other things that roll will be explored at “Rolling with Science,” 9:30-10:15 a.m. or 10:45-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 27 at DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington St., Naperville. The program, for ages 2-4 with an adult, costs $17 per couple for members, $23 for nonmembers. Registration is required.

For details, call (630) 637-8000 or go to dupagechildrens.org.

PICK A PAL

Kids will learn that “Everyone Needs a Friend,” 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 28 at the Oak Brook Barnes and Noble, 297 Oakbrook Center. They’ll hear “Princess Sparkle — Heart Gets a Makeover” by Josh Schneider and “The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend” by Dan Santat and do a themed activity.

For details, call (630) 684-0586 or go to www.barnesandnoble.com.

GET FIT WITH KIDS

The 1K run/walk option should be just right for families at “Run the Ridge,” 8 a.m. Saturday, May 31, starting and ending at County Line Square in Burr Ridge. There will be family activities and entertainment. The cost is $10 per person through May 23, $15 after that.

For details, call (630) 850-4050 or go to runtheridge5k.com.

TONE DOWN TIME

Get your children ready for bedtime at the Family Evening Story Time, 7-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 27 at Clarendon Hills Public Library, 7 N. Prospect. There will also be a craft activity at this drop-in event.

For details, call (630) 323-8188 or go to clarendonhillslibrary.org.

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