Articles by Annie Tandy

Weekend Events: March 24-26, 2017

A kite flying workshop, bunny necklace making, Pokemon fun, STEM time, tot time, story times, and other family events going on this weekend… Check out the list below! Going away for spring break? We have tips for traveling with kids, including ways to keep your kids occupied during travel, tips for motion sickness, things to avoid, and good toys for…


Safety Villages and Safety Towns

Safety towns and safety villages have kid-sized buildings lining streets for them to navigate and learn about different facets of pedestrian, passenger, and at-home safety! Find a safe place for your kids (ages 4 through 10) to explore and ride along safety town roads in the great list below, sponsored by the Glen Ellyn Park District. Glen Ellyn Safety Village Spring Avenue Recreation Center, 185 Spring…


Calling all young athletes! The Nike CHI Air Workshop is next weekend

It’s the 30th anniversary of Nike Air Max and young athletes (ages 6-12) are invited to the free CHI Air Workshop on Saturday, March 25, 2017. The event will consist of 5 air-themed science experiments that use hoverboards and air cannons to teach kids about Nike Air technology and innovation. The new Air Max Zero will be unveiled and the kids…


Free Cone Day at Dairy Queen 2017

  Monday, March 20, 2017 is Free Cone Day at Dairy Queen! Limit one small vanilla soft-serve cone with the signature curl on top per person. The following Dairy Queen locations participated in Free Cone Day last year and I will be updating this information as it becomes available. DQ / Orange Julius 695 N Cass Ave Westmont, IL 60559 (630) 522-3187…


Weekend Events: March 17-19, 2017

There are still plenty of family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day events this weekend! You can also look forward to some new story times that were added to the Kidlist calendar maple syrup day, kids concerts, a daddy daughter dance, the start of the egg hunts and more. The resales continue… Click here to view the full list of resale and consignment…


Movie Review: Beauty and the Beast

We got a sneak peek of the new live-action film Beauty and the Beast, which opens in theaters this Friday, so we could give you the inside scoop. Beauty and the Beast is a beautifully made film that stays true to the original animated movie, while adding some backstory about Belle’s mom and the Beast’s childhood. Much of the audience in…


Indoor Pools with Family Swim Times

When the weather is chilly outside or the outdoor pools are closed, there are other options. You can enjoy the pool at one of these indoor pools with family swim times! Please check website links to verify the open swim schedule and fees. All are subject to change at the facility’s discretion.   This post is brought to you by Goldfish…


Weekend Events: March 10-12, 2017

There are some great resales this weekend, including the Timothy Christian School Clothing, Toy and Equipment Resale and Rhea Lana’s of West Chicagoland. You can check out the schedule of those below and click view the full list of resale and consignment sales. The Naperville St. Patrick’s Day parade is this weekend, along with the parade in Chicago. Want the…


Madagascar – A Musical Adventure

Madagascar – A Musical Adventure is at The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences now through April 15, 2017. It’s a musical twist on the DreamWorks motion picture. It’s a musical for all ages and features actors dressed as various zoo animals. The costumes are very creative and well done and the music is upbeat and fun, with our favorite “Move…


Photographer To Know: Sheri Barrette of Citybee Studio

Trying to find a photographer that is the right fit for you? This Q&A with Sheri Barrette of Citybee Studio is a great way to learn about her style, background, and what makes her tick! You will find the answers to commonly asked questions along with many samples of her work. Scroll down to the end for her contact info to find…


Easter Egg Hunts in the Near Western Suburbs

Flying High’s All Ages Easter Egg Hunt Open Gym at our Countryside Facility will be on Saturday, April 8th from 12-2pm. We will also be hosting an All Ages Easter Egg Hunt Open Gym on Sunday, April 2nd from 12-2pm at our Hickory Hills facility. Both of these All Ages Easter Egg Hunt Open Gyms will be $12 per child….


Spring Break Camps, Activities, and Events

Sticking around for spring break? It’s a great time to enjoy local outdoor and indoor options! You came to the right place because we have suggestions for camps, activities, and events during spring break when your kids are out of school. This guide is split into three sections so you can find everything you are looking for, from week long…