western springs

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…


Special Music Together® Holiday Favorites Classes

Mattix Music Studio is having special Music Together® Holiday Favorites Classes, starting November 29! What a great way to spend some quality time with your little ones. It always gets so busy around the holidays, so even more reason to carve some time out for engaging music and interaction! Reserve your spot in this 3 week mini class today! There’s…


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…


Churches with Childcare and Children’s Church

No matter how hard I try to soak in the message of a weekly sermon, I inevitably find myself digging for a snack in the middle of church or escorting at least one toddler to the bathroom. These churches with childcare in the western suburbs give parents the opportunity to embrace weekly religious services without the struggle of caring their…


Free “Come & See” Music Together® Class

Visit a Music Together® class at Mattix Music Studio for musical fun! Children ages 0-5 are invited to attend with their caregivers. Please register on our website to reserve your spot in our free Come & See classes. Classes held at the Christian Reformed Church of Western Springs – 5140 Wolf Road, Western Springs, IL 60558 For more information and…


Music Lessons for Every Age and Ability in Western Springs

Mattix Music Studio offers music lessons for every age and ability! They have several ways for children 3 years old all the way up to adults to learn about music how to play various instruments. You can even schedule a free meet and greet so you can get to know the sweet and talented music director, Katie Mattix, before you…


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…


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….


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 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…


Everything You Need to Know About Go Ape Chicago

Yes, you need to go to Go Ape. It’s a unique experience to enjoy with your kids, spouse, co-workers, friends… really anyone! The first time, I went with my husband when the Go Ape Chicago course opened in Western Springs. It completely turned our day around and we had a blast. The second time, I went with my kids to…


Family Movie Night

Gather your family for an evening of reel fun at the movies! We’ll feature Veggie Tales and an animated favorite, The Lion King. Casual, comfy fun with family and friends. Wear PJs, Bring Pillows/Blankets, have some fresh popped popcorn and enjoy the show! Spread out in our parish hall with room for kids and parents to socialize, snack, and watch….