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Camera Basics with Sheena Magnesen

From international award-winning photographer, Sheena Magnesen, learn the DSLR workshop designed especially for parents! Details Capturing stunning, authentic images with your DSLR takes more than the push of a button. In Camera Basics Level I, you’ll walk through every feature, setting, and real-life strategy that no camera-owning parent should be without. Expect to become comfortable with the following concepts: Fundamental DSLR elements Exposure,…

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Weekend Events in the Southwest Suburbs: October 20-22, 2017

This weekend events list is sponsored by Gizmos Fun Factory. This Saturday, October 21 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, Gizmos is hosting a Special Needs Family Time! This time slot is reserved for special needs individuals and their families and caregivers. The wristbands are discounted to $20 per child, which includes all of the attractions and a $10 game…

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Weekend Events in the Western Suburbs: October 20-22, 2017

Burr Ridge Village Center is hosting a Fall Festival this Saturday from 2-4pm. Dress in your Halloween costume and enjoy mall wide trick or treating, sponsored by Mars Chocolate, an inflatable corn maze, wagon ride and fun photo display on the Village Green, so bring your camera! Also this Saturday from 2-4pm is Gemini Gymnastic’s Pumpkins, Popcorn, and Handprint Party….

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Connect, Stay Fit, and Have Fun at Blissful Owl

Blissful Owl offers families many wonderful ways to connect and stay fit. It’s an exciting time for them as they move into their newly constructed space on Stanley Avenue in Berwyn! Find out about the classes, birthday parties, and play dates they offer for children ages 6 weeks and up, as well as adult fitness classes with child care! Blissful…


Indoor Pools in the Southwest Suburbs

With fall weather upon us, and outdoor pools closed for the summer, why not try one of these indoor pools for some swimming? Many offer lessons, party rentals, and family swim times for members or non-members. Dive into one today! Bolingbrook Recreation and Aquatic Complex 200 S. Lindsey Lane Bolingbrook, IL 60440 (630) 739-1705 Hosts Parkie’s Starfish Swim School with…


New Playgrounds

We had the chance to check out some brand new playgrounds in the western suburbs and it was so fun to see what the park districts have been working on for the community! Euclid Square Park in Oak Park just opening last month, Heritage Park in Oakbrook Terrace will be opening in the coming weeks, and Plunkett Park in Elmhurst…


Kids Art Classes

This list of art classes in the southwest suburbs is sponsored by PrairieArt Studio. PrairieArt Studio offers drawing classes and art workshops where artists of all ages can be proud of what they create.  In our fast-paced, technological world, students need to unplug and develop their problem solving and visual thinking skills. Art promotes critical thinking and concentration, which benefit all areas of…


The Teal Pumpkin Project and Other Allergy-Friendly Halloween Ideas

As a first-time mom of a trick-or-treater with a peanut allergy, I’ve been feeling spooked about Halloween. This year, he’s young enough that he won’t notice Dad sneaking his Reese’s, but what about next year? My friends have older kids with food allergies, too, and I want to be an allergy-friendly Halloween stop on their route. So I reached out to Food Allergy…