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Family Friendly: Tour Schaumburg by bike, Sunday, May 18

A little history, a lot of exercise and free food. That’s an unbeatable combination for a family outing.

All you have to do is arrive at Blackwell Elementary School, 345 N. Walnut Lane in Schaumburg at noon on Sunday, May 18. You will be part of the Fahrrad Tour Von Schaumburg Bike Ride & Picnic. You don’t need to register and everybody is welcome although it is a five-mile ride and training wheels aren’t allowed, so it’s not for very young kids.

The event, which is a celebration of Schaumburg’s German heritage, begins with a one-hour, police-guided tour of the suburb’s bikeways. The route ends at Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center with an outdoor barbecue. Anyone who completes the ride will get a free hot dog or brat, chips and a drink. There will be musical entertainment.

Starting at 1:45 p.m., buses will take participants and their bikes back to the school.

You can buy a souvenir T-shirt for $10.

For details, call (847) 490-7020 or go to parkfun.com.

FOOD FIGHT

You think hail is bad? The forecast is far worse in “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.” The family movie will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday, May 23 at the Indian Trails Library, 355 Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. A snack will be served.

For details, call (847) 459-4100 or go to www.indiantrailslibrary.org.

READ ALL ABOUT IT

Bring your kids who are in first grade through sixth grade to the Deer Park Town Center Barnes and Noble, 20600 N. Rand Road at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 20 or anytime after that for the Summer Reading Kick Off. Have them ask a bookseller for a reading journal. Once your child reads eight books, they will receive a free book.

For details, call (847) 438-7444 or go to www.barnesandnoble.com.

HE’S A GOOD MAN

Charlie is the team kicker and designated homecoming queen escort in the 92-minute animated feature, “Touchdown Charlie Brown.” The family film will be shown at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 17 at the Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S. Roselle Road.

For details, call (847) 985-4000 or go to schaumburglibary.org.

DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME

Dress your kids for a mess when you bring them to Toddler Time, 10-11 a.m. Friday, May 16 at Barrington Area Library, 505 N. Northwest Hwy. There will be stories, songs, art projects and more for kids ages 2 and 3 with a caregiver.

For details, call (847) 382-1300 or go to www.barringtonarealibrary.org.

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