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Free Comic Book Day 2018

Saturday, May 5, 2018 is Free Comic Book Day! Simply walk into a participating comic book store to  get your free comic book. This event welcomes old and new fans alike. Readers are encouraged to dress as their favorite characters to celebrate their most-loved series. Some stores even bring in their own special activities and special guests. According to their…


2018 Races and Fun Runs in the Western Suburbs

The spring and summer months bring an incredible round-up of races and fun runs locally that are lots of fun for the whole family! While some kids are ready for a full-blown 5k, others might like to start with a short and sweet fun run: the perfect way to introduce younger kids to longer races. Either way, they’re sure to…


Kite Flying Festivals and Events in Chicagoland

Nothing announces the arrival of spring quite like a big blue sky full of colorful kites soaring overhead. It’s National Kite Month, and Chicagoland is filled with public parks offering the opportunity for you to experience this beautiful springtime spectacle firsthand. We’ve put together a long list of local parks where you can participate in statewide “Flying for Kids” kite…


St. Patrick’s Day with Kids

Top o’ the morning to you! We have great St. Patrick’s Day events for kids to make your day festive and fun as you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with your family. Check out our guide to all kid-friendly events in Chicago proper, as well as the west and south suburbs. St. Patrick’s Day Events for Kids in Chicagoland St. Patrick’s…


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…


Arcades, Game Rooms, and Laser Tag in the Western Suburbs

Press PLAY to start, and get your game on! We’ve rounded up the best local arcades, laser tag and game rooms for kids (or kids at heart) in the western suburbs of Chicago. For those of you new to the options, “game room” refers to places with arcade-type games where the player can redeem tickets for prizes after playing. This article…


Free Photos with Santa in the Western Suburbs

Taking the kids to meet Santa (and capturing the moment on camera) is a time-honored holiday tradition. But nothing gets you out of the Christmas spirit faster than waiting in long lines or shelling out big bucks to do it. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of local holiday events where the kids can meet and greet the big guy…


Indoor Soccer for Kids in the Western Suburbs

This list of indoor soccer options is sponsored by Glen Ellyn Park District and some of the soccer clubs have upgraded their listings in order to give you more information as well! Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center in Glen Ellyn is offering Bubble Soccer for ages 6-11 on Friday, December 1 from 6pm-7pm. Kids will have a blast as they…


“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…


Holistic Parenting: The First Years of Life

This is an event for adults only. Thanks for your understanding. Please join us for our next workshop in a series of Healthy Parenting: “Holistic Parenting: The first years of life” You will learn essential strategies to foster healthy development in: -Breastfeeding, Digestion & Gut Health -Which foods to introduce when -Building strong, natural immunity -Solutions for common childhood issues…


Paint Pottery and Kids Pottery Classes, Workshops, and Studio Time

After having a great time at a recent Girl Scouts event at a pottery studio, I was on the lookout for more places for my daughter where she could create and learn the fundamentals of pottery! We’ve found a really nice assortment of offerings, from places where you can paint pottery, to others where kids can learn the basics of…


Free Ice Cream Cone at Dairy Queen

Monday, March 20, 2017 is Free Ice Cream 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…