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Volleyball for Kids: Leagues, Classes, Camps

Is your child interested in learning more about volleyball? Whether kids are learning for the first time or improving fundamental skills, there are quite a few opportunities for kids to play volleyball! Check out these classes and clinics — as well as more competitive leagues. Ages range from preschool all the way into high school. This article is sponsored by…


Fall Resale Guide 2018: Children’s Resales Across Chicagoland

Back to school shopping season is upon us! The cost of all those new clothes, backpacks and school supplies adds up quickly. Children’s resale events are a great way to save. Make room for all your new items by cleaning out your closets to sell or donate items you no longer need, too. (You may even find that by signing…


National Night Out

The Western Springs and LaGrange Police Department will be co-hosting this year’s National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 between 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. in Upper Spring Rock Park.  National Night Out is a community event that takes place on the first Tuesday in August across the country. The event focuses on building relationships between law enforcement…


Sewing Classes for Kids

Having two daughters who are interested in learning to sew prompted me to do a little research on places that offer sewing classes locally. To my surprise, I found that there are many fantastic options for kids’ sewing lessons and camps all over the western suburbs of Chicago. As a result, we are all signed up for our first sewing…


Kids Day Out Programs in Chicago’s West and Southwest Suburbs

Kids Day Out programs are a wonderful way to introduce your little ones to school. Most are set up like preschools, but offer the ability to enroll throughout the year (provided classes are not full). Many offer 1–5 day per week options. Classrooms are often divided based on the child’s age, with some offering care for infants, and others starting…


Where to Donate School Supplies and School Supply Drives

The start of a new school year brings a lot of nerves, but especially to those children who don’t have all the proper school supplies to start the year off right. School supply drives and school supply donation sites are plentiful all over the suburbs. If your budget allows, grab some extra school supplies while out shopping for your child…


Cheerleading for Kids in Chicago’s West Suburbs

Looking for cheerleading and tumbling classes for your child in the Western suburbs? There are lots of great choices in the area whether it be camps, classes or competitive cheer clubs. For your convenience, ages for each club is listed below.  Not all places have a direct number or address, so please see the website for additional contact information. Cheerleading…


How to Choose Theatre Classes for Your Kids

The Children’s Theatre of Western Springs has been helping kids have fun, learn lifelong skills and put on fantastic shows for over 70 years in our amazing TWS theatre building in Western Springs! They have put together this helpful guide to the benefits of theatre classes, what questions to ask, and what to look for when choosing where to enroll….


Miniature Golf Courses in the Western and Southwestern Suburbs

Summer is all about thrills big and small, so take the kids on a mini adventure close to home by exploring one of Chicagoland’s miniature golf courses. With themes ranging from ghosts and ghouls to outer space, there’s something to spark any kid’s imagination. And the best part about mini golf is that grown-ups don’t have to sit on the…


10 Unique Experiences for Teens in the Chicagoland Area

Looking for a unique experiences for teens? Whether your want to join in on the fun as a parent or send your teenager off with friends, there are great options all over the Chicagoland area of experiences that any teen would enjoy. Use these ideas as jumping off points for gifts, bonding time, birthday parties, or social outings for a…


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…


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…