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Field Park Fit Family 5K

Come out and join us for a fitness family friendly event! Kids Races – 50 yard dash & 1/3 mile 5K Run/Walk Start/Finish behind Field Park School (4335 Howard Ave, Western Springs, IL) Registration cost $15-$25, race day $20-$30 T-Shirts guaranteed if you register by 9/3/17 Post race party and awards ceremony with food, drinks and music to celebrate Sign…


“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…


Godly Play Sunday School Begins

Godly Play Sunday School This fall, children at the Presbyterian Church of Western Springs will continue to participate in Godly Play. Each Sunday after Words for Children, children pre-school to 2nd grade and 3rd to 5th grade, will go to their class where they will be learning about the members of Jesus’ historical family through the Jesse Tree. In Godly…


FREE Music Together Class at Mattix Music Studio!

Mattix Music Studio invites you to try a free “Come & See” Music Together class before signing up for our 10-week fall class. We sing, dance, play instruments and learn in this fantastic mixed-age class for children from birth through age five. Join us and don’t forget to invite your friends! Monday, Sept. 4th at 6:00-6:45pm Thursday, Sept. 7th at…


Solar Eclipse Viewing Events in Chicagoland

The total solar eclipse will be occurring on Monday, August 21, 2017. This will be the first total solar eclipse visible to the continental United States in 38 years. For more information about the Eclipse, including safety precautions, times to view the eclipse, and resources, please visit NASA’s page here. In Illinois, the path of totality will be crossing in…


Music Lessons and Music Together® at Mattix Music Studio

Kidlist welcomes Katie Mattix of Mattix Music Studio as a guest contributor to introduce what the studio offers, including private music lessons and Music Together®. Introduce your child to the magic of music at Mattix Music Studio! Mattix Music Studio offers music lessons for all ages and abilities at the Christian Reformed Church of Western Springs at 5140 Wolf Road….


Go Ape for Kids: Treetop Junior Chicago + Go Ape Discount Code

Treetop Junior Chicago, located at Bemis Woods in Western Springs is opening tomorrow, July 1, 2017! We were so excited to hear that there is a Go Ape option for kids because my husband and I had an afternoon date there that we will never forget last year (click here to read our review of the Go Ape Treetop Adventure)…


Best Doctors in the Near Western Suburbs of Chicago

Finding a healthcare provider can be so daunting! It’s a question that comes up quite a bit, so a few months ago we asked you to nominate your favorite doctors in eleven categories, including pediatrician, primary care physician, eye doctor, allergist, pediatric dentist, orthodontist, dermatologist, chiropractor, OB/GYN, midwife, and doula, then voting followed in April. The results are in – the best doctors…


Grand Avenue Preschool Celebrates 36 Years

Kidlist welcomes Grand Avenue Preschools to the group of amazing site sponsors! They have programs for children ages 2 years old all the way up to 5th grade. We invited them to tell you about what their family business has to offer and you are encouraged to call them or schedule a visit to find out more and check out…


Pajama Party at Jo’s Footwork Studio

The next Pajama Party at Jo’s Footwork Studio is on Friday, April 28, 2017. Your kids can eat pizza and make ice cream treats in addition to watching a movie in their pajamas with pillows and blankets with their friends! We invited my daughter’s entire grade of girls for the last pajama party and it was a great way to include…


New Twinkle Star Classes and Mini-Poms

Jo’s Footwork Studio is offering new classes this year, including Mommy & Me, Twinkle Star Ballet and Tap, and Mini-Poms for ages 18 months to 7 years old. If you haven’t tried a class at Jo’s yet, you should definitely check them out! My daughter has taken several classes there. They are well taught while being fun. Not sure if your…