It’s Full STEAM Ahead for 7th Annual Brain Builder Fundraiser

If an evening constructing abstract art out of marshmallows or playing a giant game of Jenga sounds like fun to you, don’t miss this year’s 7th Annual “Full STEAM Ahead” Brain Builder Fundraiser, to be held on Friday, May 6 at 7 p.m. at the Antioch Golf Club.

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The fundraiser supports the Busy Brains Children’s Museum in an effort to open Lake County’s first children’s museum, which is projected to open in spring 2017 in a 14,000 sq. ft. building in downtown Lake Villa.

Photo by Britt Anderson, provided by Busy Brains Children's Museum
Raffle prizes at the 2015 Brain Builder fundraiser. Photo by Britt Anderson, provided by Busy Brains Children’s Museum.

The theme for this year’s fundraiser is STEAM–science, technology, engineering, art and math. In addition to a buffet, cash bar and sweet table, the evening will include fun, interactive STEAM-related activities, such as brain teasers, an acoustic demonstration, cement creations, an earthquake table, and more. Little Lake County will also be there bringing some of our playground fun! Adults can have a fun, playful night out while supporting the museum’s capital campaign.

“We need approximately $400,000 to open on time,” said Alison Price, executive director of the Busy Brains Children’s Museum.

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Wine giveaway at the 2015 Brain Builder fundraiser. Photo by Britt Anderson, provided by Busy Brains Children’s Museum.

The fundraiser will also include a silent auction, giveaways and a 50/50 raffle. Prizes include:

  • four park hopper tickets to Disney World,
  • American Girl merchandise
  • sports memorabilia, football tickets
  • wine tastings
  • gift cards to restaurants, and more.

Catering will be provided by BBQ’d Productions and Lake County’s Lovin Oven Cakery will tempt your sweet tooth with delicious creations at various dessert stations.

Photo by Britt Anderson, provided by Busy Brains Children's Museum
The Lovin Oven Cakery sweet table at the 2015 Brain Builder fundraiser. Photo by Britt Anderson, provided by Busy Brains Children’s Museum.

If you can’t attend the fundraiser but would still like to help support the museum, consider volunteering, sponsoring the event, or donating to the cause.

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Raffle prizes at the 2015 Brain Builder fundraiser. Photo by Britt Anderson, provided by Busy Brains Children’s Museum.

Busy Brains Children’s Museum is counting on Lake County families and businesses to help bring this long-awaited and much-needed, interactive resource to Lake County. “Share our information with colleagues and friends who might be interested in helping or contributing,” Price said. Tickets for the Brain Builder Fundraiser are $35 each, four for $125 and a table of 10 for $300. Purchase tickets for the 2016 Brain Builder Fundraiser here, or call 224-381-0138.

Brain Builder 2016: Full STEAM Ahead
Friday, May 6 at 7:00 p.m. at the Antioch Golf Club.
Tickets for the Brain Builder Fundraiser are $35 each, four for $125 and a table of 10 for $300.
Purchase tickets for the 2016 Brain Builder Fundraiser here, or call 224-381-0138.

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Laura Otto is an associate professor at Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, where she teaches courses in journalism, writing for new media and creative writing. She lives in Vernon Hills with her husband, Matt, and three kids: Cole (19), Maya (7) and Shane (4). When she isn’t grading papers or scrubbing crayon off the walls, she can be found playing Downton Abbey trivia games on Facebook or doodling all over her kids’ homework.

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