A bit of sunshine can bring out the kid in all of us and (fingers crossed) it looks like we’ll be getting some overdue sunshine this coming weekend. Has spring final sprung? It’s perfect timing for Earth Day, this Sunday, and an early Arbor Day Celebration right here in Bolingbrook. The Saturday event kicks off with the Village’s annual Tree Planting Ceremony and culminates with festivities that run until 2:00 PM. There’s a coloring contest for the kids, planting tips for all, and that warm feeling that comes when you’re doing something good for our planet.
Between Earth Day and Arbor Day, you’ll find special events all around, including this Sunday’s The Champion of Trees 10K Run at the Morton Arboretum. Their Spring Forest Therapy Walks can be another great way to get attuned with our surroundings, though this Saturday’s session is sadly sold out. With 5 others scheduled through June 23, space is quite limited for each, so book early to secure your spot and enjoy the healing power of the trees. That’s not to say you can’t visit any time you like to navigate the forests at your own leisure. Any Day Tickets can be purchased online, providing access to the Arboretum’s 1,700 acres where you can make daylong fun of hiking, biking, and more. There’s truly no finer place to celebrate nature’s special day(s) while also catching some hopeful rays.
In what also looks like great timing, Bolingbrook’s Week of the Young Child kicks off this Sunday, April 22 and runs through Friday, April 27. This weekend’s events all take place at Bolingbrook Recreation & Aquatic Complex, including pony rides, food trucks, and live performances. There will be indoor and outdoor options, so even the dreariest day won’t dampen the fun. Events throughout the week include Family Yoga, an Ice Cream Social, and so much more. Whether you’ve got little ones of your own or family nearby, it’s one of the best weeks to show our kids the 5-star treatment, right here in Bolingbrook.
Voice of the Village
Elsewhere in and around the Village, good things are blooming all around. This Sunday is the third annual Naperville Women’s Half Marathon & 5K where runners of all types are invited to lace up for the distance of their choice. Boughton Ridge Golf Course still has slots available for their Golf Scramble, too, and what better way to kick off the weekend than with lunch, golf, cocktails—even a cart, too, for only $35.00. Tee off that morning with a shotgun start at 9:30 AM. Whether you’re feeling active or passive, Bolingbrook makes it a cinch to build your perfect weekend!
- Craft Dinner with Two Brothers – 6:30-9:30 PM, Thursday, April 19 at McQ’s BBQ
- Smoke & Mirrors with Blake Vogt – 6:30 & 9:45, Friday & Saturday, April 20-21 at iPic Bolingbrook
- Spring “Fling” Golf Scramble – 9:30 AM, Saturday, April 21 at Ashbury’s at Boughton Ridge
- Brewing Better Coffee at Home – 1:00-3:00 PM, Saturday, April 21 at Craftsman by Two Brothers
So plant your own gardens and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
-Jorge Luis Borges