Family Friendly: Magic Matt will perform wonders at La Grange Library

Magic Matt performs magic and more on July 25 at La Grange Public Library.
Magic Matt performs magic and more on July 25 at La Grange Public Library.

You get what you expect at Magic Matt’s Family Fun Show—a magic-filled performance that all ages will enjoy.

Matthew Scherer has been performing as a magician and balloon artist across the Midwest for over 25 years. In addition to his performances at libraries and schools, Scherer has appeared at Brookfield Zoo’s Holiday Magic Festival and at the Illinois State Fair. He will be entertaining an all-ages audience 7-8 p.m. Friday, July 25 at La Grange Public Library, 10 W. Cossitt Ave.

“The children get to shout out the magic words and clap their hands and wiggle their fingers and make a lot of the magic happen,” Scherer said. “We’ll have things disappear and reappear from somebody’s hands to another person’s hands.”

The magician will also share a lesson. “I talk to the children about the importance of patience and practice in being a magician and how that applies to pretty much everything growing up,” Scherer said.

For details, call (708) 215-3210 or go to www.lagrangelibrary.org.

A WINGDING

Your tot can be a rock star when Little Wing Presents: Mommy and Me, 10-10:45 a.m. Tuesday, July 22 at Hinsdale Public Library, 20 E. Maple St. Children ages 1-3, with a caregiver, will explore sound, singing, dancing and music concept to rock and roll music.

For details, call (630) 986-1976 or go to www.hinsdalelibrary.info.

CATCH ‘EM IF YOU CAN

…but then release them at Clarendon Hills Park District’s annual Summer Fishing Derby, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 26 at the Prospect Park Pond, 315 E. Chicago Ave. Prizes will be awarded for the longest fish caught in each age category at this free family event. Register on the contest morning.

For details, call (630) 323-2626 or go to www.clarendonhillsparkdistrict.org.

THE SMALL PICTURE

A misfit ant tries to save his colony from greedy grasshoppers in “A Bug’s Life.” The computer-animated film will be shown at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 23 at Westchester Public Library, 10700 Canterbury St.

For details, call (708) 562-3573 or go to www.westchesterpl.org.

TEAM SPIRIT

Baseball fans are invited to a free Root for the Home Team Lawn Party, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, July 20 at Elmhurst Historical Museum, 120 E. Park Ave. You can meet White Sox great Ron Kittle (1-2 p.m.), Cubs’ mascot Clark (2-3 p.m.) and Chicago Bandits’ mascot Outlaw (3-4 p.m.). There will also be games, crafts, food and guided tours of the museum’s “Sox vs. Cubs” exhibit.

For details, call (630) 833-1457 or go to www.elmhursthistory.org.

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