Weekend Events: May 29-31, 2015

 Posted by on May 27, 2015
May 272015
Weekend Events: May 29-31, 2015

Friday Festival of Flight (Brookfield) A 30-minute engaging, interactive show offered daily that features a variety of birds from around the world demonstrating free-flight natural behavior. The shows, which are free and located west of Tropic World, also feature audience participation. Ahhh! LaGrange Carnival (La Grange) This yearly tradition coincides with the popular Pet Parade … Read on »

May 262015
Family Photographers in the Near Western Suburbs

Looking for a photographer to beautifully capture your family? All of these photographers come recommended by readers and are located in the near western suburbs of Chicago! You can even browse through sample photographs so you can see their style. Click on each logo below to jump directly to their listing or scroll through to … Read on »

May 252015
The Tadpoles Have Hatched! A Visit To The Morton Arboretum

We recently had the pleasure of going to The Morton Arboretum to see the newly hatched tadpoles! We always really enjoy the Children’s Garden and there is definite excitement around the pond this time of year. The tadpoles hatched about two weeks ago (around Mother’s Day this year) and they are moving around quite a … Read on »

Movie Review: Tomorrowland (PG)

 Posted by on May 22, 2015
May 222015
Movie Review: Tomorrowland (PG)

Earlier this week, I was able to attend the screening of Disney’s new movie that premieres today, called Tomorrowland (rated PG).   The movie begins with the story of a really adorable little boy who is full of hope and has the spirit of an inventor. Through a series of events, he is led to … Read on »

May 212015
10 Best Parks and Playgrounds in the Near Western Suburbs

We have amazing parks in the western suburbs! Thank you all who answered the parks question on the survey, your suggestions and comments were wonderful. We went to all of the top parks to check them out, take pictures and get the scoop. It was so much fun… you’re going to want to do a … Read on »

May 202015
Weekend Events + Memorial Day Parades: May 22-25, 2015

Friday Red, White & BBQ (Westmont) Free, live music all day long, an all-ages carnival, cooking demonstrations, craft fair, commercial vendors, and plenty of Chicagoland’s BEST BBQ along with plenty of drinks to wash it down. Summer Nights Classic Car Show Downtown (Downers Grove) An array of Classic Cars will line the streets with hundreds … Read on »

May 182015
Splash Pads in the Near Western Suburbs of Chicago

The splash pads and spray parks are opening this Saturday, May 23, 2015! (and Oak Brook Park District is open now.) For the purpose of this list, I have included all of the smaller areas without a pool that kids can splash around for free or a minimal fee. If you are looking for water … Read on »