Activities For All Ages This Holiday Weekend

The Naperville Jaycees Last Fling is a community festival over Labor Day weekend that gives families one more chance to let loose before the end of summer.
There will be a carnival, live entertainment, food vendors, business expo booths and more.
A Labor Day parade will take place on Monday starting at 10 a.m. in downtown Naperville.
Please bring non-perishable food donations to the parade; Clark’s Car Care will be collecting donations on behalf of Loaves & Fishes Community Pantry.
Hours:
*Friday, Sept. 3; 5 to 11 p.m.
*Saturday, Sept. 4; 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
*Sunday, Sept. 5; 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
*Monday, Sept. 6; 10 a.m. – 6 p.m
Visit www.lastfling.org for more information.

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The 32nd Annual Chicago Jazz Festival is the longest running lakefront music festivals in the city and a tradition on Labor Day weekend.

Artist-in-Residence Nicole Mitchell

The fest’s mission is to showcase Chicago’s jazz talent alongside national and international artists for an audience of all ages.
There are more than 50 performances slated; you can download a free iPhone or Droid app that will allow you to keep track of all the performances.
Hours:
*Friday, Sept. 3; Chicago Cultural Center; 12 to 3 p.m.
*Friday, Sept. 3; Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion; 4 to 9:30 p.m.
*Saturday, Sept. 4; Grant Park; 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
*Sunday, Sept. 5; Grant Park; 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
For more information, visit www.explorechicago.org.

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Just in time for for the first NFL kickoff, kids can make a football display for free at all local Home Depot stores on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.
Home Depot hosts these free workshops on the first Saturday of each month that teach do-it-yourself skills and tool safety. In addition to the project, each kid receives a kid-sized orange apron and an achievement pin.

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Every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lakeshore Learning Centers offer free crafts for budding artists.
Here are September’s themes:
*September 4: Pop-up books filled with their favorite things.
*September 11: Vibrant wall hangers so they can display their artwork.
*September 18: Pet turtles with collage-covered shells.
*September 25: Pouch to store your pencils and other classroom tools.
Lakeshore has three locations:
*Palatine: 1403 N. Rand Road
*Chicago: 2255 W. 95th Street
*Orland Park: 15780 S. La Grange Road
For more information, visit www.lakeshorelearning.com.

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Have a great, and safe, Labor Day weekend!