5 Things to do in the North Suburbs: May 10

Enjoy the spring season with new experiences to make your days brighter! From outdoor activities like nature walks and festivals, to exploring new areas and shops, there’s something for everyone. Here’s a round-up of five activities this weekend that we think you will love to kick off the spring season!

Celebrate Asian American Culture 

The Umbrella Arts Festival is a celebration of Asian American history, culture and art. Enjoy live performances, music, food and vendors showcasing cultures from Japan, China, the Philippines, Bali, Cambodia, Korea, India and more.

Date: May 11 
Time: 12:00 to 4:00PM 
Cost: Free 
Location: Fountain Square, 1601 Sherman Ave, Evanston 
More Info: evanstonaspa.org  

Run, Mom, Run! 

Celebrate with Mom at the 15th annual Barrington Mother’s Day 5K Run/Walk. This USATF-certified course starts and finishes in downtown Barrington. Waiting for you at the finish line… a rose for every finisher, plus vanilla and chocolate cake pops

Date: May 12 
Time: 8:00AM 5K Start; Kids 100-Meter Dash at 7:45AM 
Cost: $60 
Location: Start/Finish Line: 212 S. Grove Ave, Barrington 
More Info: allcommunityevents.com  

World Bonsai Day 

Join the Chicago Botanic Garden’s bonsai curator, Chris Baker, as he hosts bonsai demonstrations. Get an insider’s look into the meticulous techniques and aesthetic traditions of the Japanese art of growing and shaping miniature trees in containers. 

Date: May 11 
Time: 10:00AM to 2:00PM; Courtyard Tour at 12:00PM 
Cost: Free with admission (From $15.95 with advance online purchase; Members free) 
Location: Chicago Botanic Garden, Burnstein Hall, 1000 Lake Cook Rd, Glencoe 
More Info: chicagobotanic.org

How Does Your Garden Grow? 

Sponsored by The Gardeners of Central Lake County, their annual plant sale is a terrific place to purchase annuals, bedding plants, houseplants, perennials, native plants and vegetables. Cash and checks accepted. No credit card payments. 

Date: May 11 
Time: 8:30 to 11:00AM 
Cost: Free 
Location: Crawford House, 817 Lake St, Libertyville 
More Info: gardenersofcentrallakecounty.org 

Northbrook Art in the Park 

Village Green Park in downtown Northbrook will be buzzing this weekend with more than 80 exhibiting artists, live music, and food vendors. Special activities include a painting class, live artists’ demonstrations, and a Creation Station for the kids.

Date: May 11-12 
Time: 10:00AM to 5:00PM 
Cost: Free 
Location: Village Green Park, 1810 Walters Ave, Northbrook 
More Info: amdurproductions.com 

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