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Meet the Kidlist Team

Meet the moms that bring you Kidlist, a resource for families in the west and southwest suburbs! Our team consists of local parents that have a passion for finding great resources for our families and yours. Learn about what we get excited about and feel free to connect with us about ideas, events, classes and other family fun. We always love to…


Kid-Friendly Bowling Alleys in the Southwest Suburbs

As the weather starts to gets cooler, there are many different kid-friendly bowling alleys in your southwest suburban backyard to add to your indoor fun! Many offer bowler-specific rising bumper rails, bumper lanes, and ramps for launching the balls. All of these will add confidence for even the youngest bowler in your life. Many of these alleys offer birthday party…


Music Lessons and Music Together® Classes at Mattix Music Studio

Make music an exciting part of your child’s life! Join Mattix Music Studio in Western Springs for private music lessons and Music Together® classes! They offer private lessons for ages three and up, group lessons for ages five and up, and and Music Together® classes for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. All classes are held at the Christian Reformed Church of Western Springs at…


Weekend Events in the Western Suburbs: September 15-17, 2017

The Timothy Christian School Clothing, Toy and Equipment Resale is this Saturday with gently used fall and winter clothes for babies, children, juniors, maternity and young men. The toy and equipment section includes gently used toys, games, books, bikes, sports equipment, baby equipment, strollers, bedding and more. The Rhea Lana Consignment Sale also continues every day through Saturday. Click here…


Weekend Events in the Southwest Suburbs: September 15-17, 2017

Welcome to the first weekend events list for the southwest suburbs! Our calendar is also stocked full of family-friendly events through the end of the year, so if you would like to look ahead, you are welcome to. Bengtson Pumpkin Farm’s opening day is Friday and Dollinger Family Farm’s opening day is Monday! Both are full of family-friendly fun. Click…


2017 Fall Fests and Oktoberfests in the Southwest Suburbs

The season of fall is a favorite to many. Not only does it bring about cooler temperatures, changing leaves, and the beloved pumpkin spice, but it gives families the opportunity to spend more time together. We’ve gathered a list of some of the fall fests and Oktoberfests in your area that are sure to keep your family’s calendar chock full…


Fitness Boot Camp and Zumba Kids

There are some fun fitness classes for kids coming up at Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center in Glen Ellyn! Zumba Kids for 5-11 year olds and Fitness Boot Camp for Kids for 8-12 year olds both start the last week of September and registration is now open. Get the details below. Fitness Boot Camp for Kids Ages: 8-12 years old…


Classes for Little Kids 0-5 Years Old

Thank you to Mattix Music Studio for sponsoring this extensive list of classes for kids ages 0-5! Make music an exciting part of your child’s life! Join Mattix Music Studio in Western Springs for private music lessons and Music Together® classes! We offer weekly piano, violin, cello, and viola lessons for students ages three and up. Our outstanding teachers use both traditional…


Towns We Cover: Kidlist Southwest Suburbs

Wondering what the Kidlist Southwest suburbs includes? All of the towns we regularly check and explore in the southwestern suburbs are listed below. If your town is not included, please comment below or email Annie at [email protected] Alsip Bolingbrook Bridgeview Burbank Calumet City Chicago Heights Crest Hill Crestwood East Hazel Crest Evergreen Park Flossmoor Frankfort Harvey Hickory Hills Homer Glen…


“Kindness Rocks” and Local Rock Painting Groups

Have you heard of The Kindness Rocks Project? Per their website, their goals are to “inspire others through randomly placed rocks along the way” and to “recruit every person who stumbles upon it to join in the pursuit of inspiring others through random acts of kindness.” How to Make a Kindness Rock Find a smooth stone and paint with acrylic…


Important Update

There’s a lot excitement at Kidlist, so I wanted to give you all an update. We now cover both the western and southwestern suburbs of Chicago! You now have the option to see what’s going on in the western suburbs, the southwestern suburbs, or both… and there are new choices for the email list so you can receive the content…


All Inclusive Playground Groundbreaking

The Oak Lawn Park District will be breaking ground for the All Inclusive Playground at Columbus Manor on September 11, 2017 at 6:00 pm! An inclusive playground will help the Park District to continue the mission of enhancing recreational opportunities, not only for people with disabilities, but for the entire community. In addition, it is the Park District’s hope that…