Articles by Annie Tandy

Kick Off RomeoFest with 1 Mile Race (plus food!) in Romeoville

RomeoFest starts on Thursday, August 2, 2018 with the Food Fest 1 Mile Race and continues with four days of music, food, family entertainment, a carnival, car show, and more. We have all of the details so you can mark your calendars! Be sure to check out the race below because the food samples included in the race are enticing… and then…


Basketball Tournament and Skills Clinic at Oak Brook Park District

Join Oak Brook Park District, Knights Basketball, and Breakaway Basketball for a two-day basketball event! This article is sponsored by Oak Brook Park District. The Oak Brook Park District, Breakaway Basketball and Knights Basketball have joined together to host the Build A Dream 3v3 Basketball Tournament on Sunday, August 12, 2018. Young athletes can take part in this one-day tournament…


Willow Pond Park and Splash Pad in Willowbrook

Willow Pond Park and Splash Pad in Willowbrook was all newly renovated this year, completed in June, 2018. It features a playground with soft, rubbery surface and the splash pad with small fountains is perfect for young ones. Bring a lunch or snacks to enjoy in the picnic shelters with plenty of shade and tables. You can even grill there!…


Totally Ridiculous Improv Show for Kids

Second City is offering an improv show for kids this summer, running most Wednesdays at 11:30 am, and we were invited to check it out. Totally Ridiculous: An Improvised Show That’s Better Than Recess is a 50 minute, interactive show where kids have a lot of opportunities to participate. It’s tailored to ages 5-12 and we agree with those age recommendations….


Summer Camps with Spots Available: July-August 2018

There’s still two more months of summer… now what? These awesome local businesses have fun things planned for your kids! Luckily, we found summer camps with spots available. Dates, times, and descriptions are included to make it easy for you to snag some last minute slots. Click on the camp name for more information and to go directly to online…


UFC GYM Naperville is Now Open!

UFC GYM Naperville believes in kids having fun, being challenged, and most of all increasing their confidence! Their goal is to create a courageous and health conscious younger generation through functional fitness and martial arts training. We combine coordination, agility, speed, strength and technique drills that deliver athletic skills that can be applied to team and individual sports, as well…


Summer Session Features Irish Dance, Twinkle Stars and Princess Camp

Jo’s Footwork Studio is launching an Irish Dance program this summer with the Bailey Murray Academy of Irish Dancing for ages 3 through teens! They will also continue to have the popular Twinkle Stars classes for ages 2-5 and Princess Camp (two different age groups: 4-5 year olds and 6-8 year olds). The Summer Session begins Monday, June 25 and…


Free Ice Cream Bars at Mars 2018

Swinging by the Mars Chocolate North America ice cream factory in Burr Ridge has become a summer tradition in the suburbs! We have really enjoying going and trying their delicious treats. How awesome that they offer free ice cream to the community! The cherry on top can be heading over to Harvester Park after getting ice cream to play at…



Gemini Satellites & Me Classes: 0-3 Year Old Class with Parent/Caregiver

Satellites & Me classes are now held three times a day on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at Gemini Gymnastics Academy! These popular classes are for walkers through 3 years old with their parent or caregiver. Gemini’s Satellites & Me classes are designed for children who are fully ready for a moderately-structured class with a little bit of help from a…


Camping with Kids (and Printable Camping Checklist for Packing!)

We went camping for the first time last summer and much to our surprise, we loved it! Even though I thought we were more of a “hotel vacation” type of family, camping has some incredible perks! I think it’s best to go with a group…the kids have a blast together, and as a result, the parents do, too! Camping is…


Gathering on the Green Summer Festival in Western Springs

The Western Springs Business Association (WSBA) will be holding its annual Gathering on the Green family event on Friday, June 8, 2018 at the Tower Green in downtown Western Springs from 5-10pm! Gathering on the Green is a signature event in Western Springs and is a fun-filled evening of food, beverages, live music, entertainment, and activities for kids… all located on the…