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Check Out a Museum Adventure Pass from Your Library

Here in Chicagoland, we’re pretty lucky. (Yes, I’ve been outside… but hear me out!) We’ve got an abundance of awesome museums and educational attractions just minutes away. But these visits can also be pretty expensive. Did you know that you can get free admission and discounts from your library when you check out the Museum Adventure Pass? Libraries have individual…


Double J Riding Club Open House!

Farm and horse-loving families can check out what’s new at Double J Riding Club for spring and summer 2019 at this open house event. Young riders can walk around the property, meet animals, and talk with staff to learn about the programs offered at the club all year round. Pony rides will be available if weather permits! Double J staff…


5 Tips to Train Your Dog at Home (and Where to Find an Expert)

The holidays are behind us and it’s back to the grind of daily life – with the added fun of all of the resolutions we made for ourselves and our families at the end of 2018! But what about resolutions for our furrier family members? Resolve to train your dog to be better behaved in 2019. There are a few…


Clothes Pin People Nativity Scene

Create a cool clothespin people nativity scene. Tap into your imagination to fashion your version of the holy family, animals, and manger. Make a diorama using recycled materials, wood pieces, paint, straw, star charms, beads, buttons, pom poms, and more. Ages 6 and up. Please call or text to reserve your child’s spot.


Shimmering Winter Votive Candle Holders

Join us at the Kensington Arts Center to create a shimmering set of winter votive candle holders. Enjoy decoupaging with a lovely variety of decorative papers to fashion colorful glowing glass containers. Add a dash of glitter, pretty pine cones and ribbons to finish off your creation. Children ages 6 and up. Please call ahead or text to reserve a…


Marvelous Mixed Media Angel

Join us at the Kensington Arts Center in La Grange to make a mixed media free-flying angel, 8″cotton doll to celebrate the season in style! Tap into your imagination and embellish your creation with tinsel, jewels, fancy fabrics, colorful feathers and more.


Attitude Gratitude Felt Quilts

Join us at the Kensington Arts Center to create a mini felt gratitude quilt that shows what matters most. Design unique symbols with oil pastel on your quilt squares, then embellish with glitter and tempera paint. Hang your colorful design banner-style from a stick and attach a fringe of fancy flowing ribbons to give it that extra special touch.  Children…


Fall Fest

In celebration of our 10 years of excellence in dance education we have prepared an evening of dance performances, food and drinks, raffle prizes, vendors, crafts, and games!  Family fun for everyone!


Regional Health, Wellness & Safety Family Fest

FREE Fest for all ages! Lots of activities (inflatables, face painting, interactive photo booth, touch a firetruck) YOUTH soccer demo at 8 am, crossfit demo at 8 am, goodies and speaker John Kass (for the parents!) The West Suburban Chamber again partners with AMITA Health and Max McCook on September 22 to offer tons of info on health, wellness and…



International Migratory Bird Day at Brookfield Zoo

Enjoy the beautiful spring weather and venture out to Brookfield Zoo for the annual International Migratory Bird Day celebration on Saturday, May 12. Each year during the migratory season, one billion birds die due to collisions with windows. Throughout the day at the zoo’s Living Coast Plaza, guests can participate in interactive and educational activities such as window artwork and…


Amazing Arachnids Coming to Brookfield Zoo

This summer, you can have an aMAZEing time weaving your way through a new temporary exhibit at Brookfield Zoo—Amazing Arachnids. The interactive and engaging experience, which opens May 26 and continues through September 3, features two components: Art and Science of Arachnids and Mission Safari Maze. Kidlist will be checking it out before the opening to share inside info with…