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Summer fun at Cantigny

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  • Cantigny Park hosts Dog Days on Aug. 3 at the Parade Field.

      Cantigny Park hosts Dog Days on Aug. 3 at the Parade Field.
    Courtesy of Gregg Anderson

 

Editor's note: Dates for several events at Cantigny were printed incorrectly in the July 10 edition of Suburban Parent. Here are the correct dates for those and other events. Cantigny Park is at 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Visit Cantigny.org or call (630) 668-5151.

"Hook": Movie in the park, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11. Lawn seating. Free with paid parking, $2.

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Teddy Bear Picnic: Kids ages 6-8 can sit on blankets with their bears for stories, crafts and games from 1-2 p.m. July 12. Cost is $10 per child; park free. Must register.

Vintage baseball: Enjoy America's pastime as it looked more than 100 years ago at 10 a.m. July 13 at Parade Field. Free; $5 parking.

Children's concert: ScribbleMonster performs at 2 p.m. July 13 at the band shell. Lawn seating. Free; $5 parking.

West Suburban Symphony Orchestra: Performs Cinema Classics concert at 8 p.m. July 13 outside the First Division Museum. Cost is $12-$18.

Heartache Tonight: Eagles tribute band at 3 p.m. July 14 at the band shell. Lawn seating. Free; $5 parking.

What's New in WWII? 1-3 p.m. July 16, First Division Museum. Kids ages 6-12 learn about scary, scandalous and sweet new inventions from the 1940s. Free; $5 parking.

Rockin' For The Troops: Operation Support Our Troops America presents its annual daylong concert, headlined by country star Ronnie Dunn, from noon-11 p.m. July 20 at the Parade Field. The Voices and the all-veteran Kimo Williams Band also perform. Cost is $25. Limited on-site parking is $10; off-site parking with shuttle service is free. For more details, visit osotamerica.org.

Shakespeare in the Park: 'The Comedy of Errors' will be performed at 6 p.m. July 21 in Cantigny Gardens. Rain date is July 28. Tickets $10; parking free.

"Footloose": Movie in the park, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 25. Lawn seating. Free with paid parking, $2.

Military Science, Rockets: 10 a.m.-noon July 26, First Division Museum. Youth ages 11-14 learn about military rockets and take home an Estes rocket. Cost is $15; parking free. Must register in advance.

Vintage Baseball: The DuPage Plowboys, Chicago Salmon, St. Louis Brown Stockings and Cantigny Red Oaks play by the rules of 1858 at noon July 27 on the Parade Field. Free; $5 parking.

Children's concert: Little Miss Ann Band performs at 2 p.m. July 27 at the Cantigny band shell. Free; $5 parking. Lawn seating.

DuPage Symphony: Concert called "With a Gypsy Flair!" includes Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 and "Sabre Dance," and Arutunian's Trumpet Concerto with soloist Michael Brozick at 8 p.m. July 27, First Division Museum. Cost is $12-$18.

Beach Party: The Wave Runners perform favorites by the Beach Boys, Jimmy Buffet, and more at 3 p.m. July 28. Lawn seating. Free; $5 parking.

McCormick Day: Vintage games, tours and exhibits, and a slice of birthday cake in honor of Cantigny benefactor Robert R. McCormick from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 30. Free.

Dog Days at Cantigny: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 3 on the Parade Field. Entertainment for all ages, plus vendor exhibits and sales. Free; $5 parking.

"Karate Kid," Movie in the park, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8. Lawn seating. Free with paid parking, $2.

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