Signed, sealed, delivered
"SEAL: The Unspoken Sacrifice" photography exhibit at The Pritzker Military Museum & Library offers a rare glimpse into the post-9/11 world of Navy SEALs. The exhibit displays, for the first time in a museum, the brave work and lives of men who choose the path and the impact that choice has on wives, children and loved ones. Documentary photographer Stephanie Freid-Perenchio is the first woman and civilian to be granted such access to the lives of Navy SEALs abroad and at military facilities. Also, browse Navy SEAL artifacts on loan from the Navy SEAL Museum and items from the Museum & Library's rare book collection.
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 15-Dec. 31, at the Pritzker Military Museum & Library, 104 S. Michigan Ave. Admission is $5. pritzkermilitary.org or (312) 374-9333.
When Harry met Edna
Don't miss Intuit's latest exhibition, "Lost and Found: The Search for Harry and Edna," which presents the humor and mystery of found photographs. You'll be enchanted by Harry and Edna, seemingly ordinary people who lived extraordinary lives frequenting fancy parties and traveling the world, captured in vivid and kitschy photos. Half a century later, a Chicago-based photographer discovered 30 boxes filled with more than a thousand unlabeled Kodachrome slides at a thrift shop in St. Louis -- a visual record of Harry and Edna. The unique exhibition also tells the story of a social media search party attempting to discover the identities of the anonymous couple.
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday (open until 7:30 p.m. Thursdays), May 9-Aug. 30, at the Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, 756 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. Admission is $5. art.org or (312) 243-9088.
Mother May I?
The 18th annual Chicago Mayfest serves as the opener to neighborhood festival season in Chicago. The Lakeview celebration offers traditional festival food, cold beverages and local headlining performers during the three-day event. Bring the little ones on Saturday for Kids' Day, a celebration of health and wellness, with health and posture screenings, arts and crafts sessions, kid's Zumba, boot camps and more. Your animals can be stars on Sunday during the Chicago Pet Pageant and Expo, when you're welcome to bring your dog and learn about pet products and services.
5 to 10 p.m. Friday, May 16, and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 17-18, at 3100 N. Ashland Ave. Admission is $10. starevents.com or (773) 665-4682.
Let it blossom, let it grow
Drink in more than 50,000 blooming daffodils, a vibrant variety of roadside lupine and orchards of apple blossoms during Bayfield, Wisconsin's monthlong celebration of spring, the 12th annual Bayfield in Bloom. Participate in a variety of spring-themed events and take advantage of special lodging packages while exploring the Bayfield Peninsula in full bloom. Get in on the Bayfield in Bloom Garden Expo; tour Bayfield's gardens; take a driving tour of landscaped yards; watch the traditional Blessing of the Fleet Ceremony; take advantage of special sales on perennial and annual plants at orchard markets; and savor the spring harvest at one of Bayfield's gourmet eateries taking advantage of the freshest local spring produce. Starting May 30, there are also wine tastings at Bayfield Winery and All Sisters Winery, daily trips between Madeline Island and Bayfield by the Madeline Island Ferry Line, scenic cruises on the Apostle Islands Cruise Line, and Bayfield Ghost and History Walks.
May 16-June 15 in Bayfield, Wisconsin. Visit bayfield.org to view the list of special events, download an orchard map, find lodging packages and special offers. Or call the Bayfield Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Bureau at (715) 779-3335.
Spring into your step
Enjoy "Spring into the Past" weekends at Old World Wisconsin, located in the Chicago/Milwaukee/Madison triangle. Each weekend features a different aspect of springtime life in the 1800s and early 1900s. Next weekend jump into Plowing and Planting, where the family can help plant a garden, try the new cultivator and see the teams of horses plow the fields using methods dating back to the 1800s. May 24-25 highlights Tastes of Spring as visitors watch seasonal foods being prepared using historic recipes and methods and enjoy samples.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 17-18, and 24-25, at W372 S9727 Highway 67, Eagle, Wisconsin. Admission is $16 for adults; $9 for children (5-17); free for children 5 and younger; $14 for students and senior citizens; family pass $43; oldworldwisconsin.org or (262) 594-6301.
Fly like an eaglet
Camp Eagle returns this summer to Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa in Galena, Illinois. The camp includes full-day or half-day options seven days a week, as well as Friday and Saturday nights only. Activities include arts and crafts, swimming, yard games, golf lessons, hiking, tennis, volleyball, boating and biking. Kids ages 4 to 12 can join the fun while mom and dad enjoy Galena's many attractions.
Memorial Day to Labor Day at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa, 444 Eagle Ridge Drive, Galena, Illinois. eagleridge.com or (800) 892-2269.