Check our picks for the activities to hit this weekend:
1. FUN RUN AND PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Where/When: Run is 8 a.m. Saturday at , 6801 Main St. Breakfast is 9-11:30 a.m. at , 6700 Main St.
Why Go: The 2011 Merithon , which benefits the Mercy Home for Boys & Girls in honor of former Downers Grove resident Meri Williams, daughter of District 58 teachers Pam and Jim Williams.
Pricing: Run is free; breakfast $5 in advance, $7 at the door, children under 5 free.
2. CHILDHOOD DREAMS AND RAINBOW RINGS
Where/When: 7 p.m. Sunday at , 1032 Maple Ave.
Why Go: The handbell choirs of First United Methodist Church present their Spring Ring XIX .
Pricing: $7 in advance, $9 at the door.
3. SCHOOL OF ROCK
Where/When: 1-4 p.m. Sunday at , 8109 S. Cass Ave., Darien.
Why Go: Garage Band U will end its spring semester with a . The pre-teen and teen groups will perform, followed by the adult classes.
Where/When: 8 a.m. Friday at McAninch Arts Center, , 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn.
Why Go: Von Heidecke's Chicago Festival Ballet's production of Prokofiev's
Pricing: $37; $35 for seniors, $27 for youth.
5. IDES OF MARCH
Where/When: 8 p.m. Saturday at North Central College Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville.
Why Go: The band toured with Led Zeppelin, the Allman Brothers and the Grateful Dead. It was founded in 1965 in Berwyn by six grade school .