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Free trial music class: 4 mos – 2 1/2 yrs

Free Trial Music Classes (Oak Park location)- Wednesday, February 28th 10:00 – 10:55 AM:  Mini Maestros (1 1/2 – 2 1/2 yrs) 11:00 – 11:45 AM:   Munchkin Maestros (4 – 18 mos) Does your toddler light up when you sing or play music? Is he/she singing along, bouncing to the beat, or happily banging on their highchair? Capture those…


Museum Adventure Pass: Free Admission and Discounts 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 other educational attractions just minutes away. Exploring a new museum—or an old favorite—is the perfect way to keep the kids entertained on these cold, dreary days.  But it can also be pretty expensive. Did you know that you…


Kid-Friendly Ear Piercing Places

Last week, my niece summoned all her courage and marched home from school to ask her parents the question they’d been anticipating since she started Kindergarten:  Can I get my ears pierced? It’s a rite of passage for many little girls, and it can bring both excitement and apprehension—for both the piercee and the parents! To help make your child’s…


Spring Resale Guide 2018

Spring resale season is approaching! It’s a great time to not only clean out your closets to sell or donate, but also shop all the great sales. Here are some of the best sales, along with sales listed by date. Some have admission fees and pre-sales for volunteers, members, or an extra fee, so check their websites for more information….


Summer Camps for Kids in the Western Suburbs

It’s time to register for summer camps! In this guide you will find camps for all ages – toddler through teen – and activities, including dance, gymnastics, STEAM, cooking, theater, soccer, volleyball, baking, cake decorating, engineering, science, nature, art, crafts, reading, voice, music, games, field trips, and outdoor adventures. Choose from the best summer camps for kids in the western suburbs! There…


Places to Go with a Baby or Toddler

Getting out the door with a baby or toddler in tow is not always an easy task. But it feels good to venture out and explore new places, interact with other parents and have fun as a family. This is a round-up of spots that are fun for babies or toddlers and parents alike—and are either free or worth the price….



Daddy Daughter Dances and Other Valentine’s Events

The daddy daughter dances and other Valentine’s events go through March and then the mother son events usually start in April, so those will be announced in the coming months. Most of the daddy daughter dances have registration deadlines, so I suggest checking all the events that you might be interested in! Keep scrolling down to see the complete list of Valentine’s…


Dance Classes for Kids in the Western Suburbs

Looking for dance classes for your kids in the west suburbs of Chicago? Or maybe considering going to an adult dance class? There are great dance studios in the area, teaching everything from ballet and tap to Irish dance, jazz and hip hop. And dance classes are not only for girls! All of these studios welcome boys as well as…


School’s Out: Things To Do on MLK Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday, January 15, 2018 and we have you covered with ideas to celebrate Dr. King’s achievements, along with things to do to make next Monday a great day all around, especially after just coming off Winter Break! You’ll find MLK-related events and other local fun below. Chicago History Museum January 15, 2018 | 10:00 am Celebrate…


Jacknow Noon Year’s Eve Bash

Another family friendly event brought to you by Aubrey Jacknow Homes! Help us re-stock the Forest Park Food Pantry Shelves while joining us for a family friendly Noon Year’s Eve Bash! Countdown the New Year early with us from 10:30 am-12:30pm or our second seating from 1:00pm – 3:00 pm. This event features family style appetizers, pizza and pasta, interactive…