Sep 302014
 

Take a tour through the zoo led by a Language Stars native speaking teacher in Spanish, Mandarin, Italian, German or French!

When: Monday, October 13, 2014
Columbus Day, 10:30am-12:15pm. Check-in at 10:15.

Where: Brookfield Zoo
8400 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513
We’ll meet at the West Mall by Roosevelt Fountain

Cost: $5 per child over age one for Language Stars programming plus pay your own admission to the zoo. Event is rain or shine. No refunds.

How: Call 630.321.1060 or fill out the sign-up form and fax to 630-321-1061 or scan and email to hinsdale@languagestars.com.

Click here to view and print the sign-up form.

Space is limited. Please register today!

Parent or caregiver must be present for all ages.

Language Stars
133 E Ogden Ave. Ste LL1
Hinsdale, IL 60521
hinsdale@languagestars.com
(630) 321-1060

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 Posted by at 8:08 pm
Sep 292014
 

pumpkin (color)There are a lot of local events for Halloween besides trick or treating, some on the scary side, some not at all. Here’s what I have found… Most specify if it’s going to be scary or what age group it’s for. Some of the events have early registration dates; I wanted to get it out to you so we can all be on top of it!

This link will take you to an expandable list with Halloween related events:

Halloween Events from Chicago to Naperville
(and everything in between)

 Posted by at 9:30 pm
Sep 282014
 

Have you heard about Kid’s Club at Whole Foods Market in Hinsdale? I’ve heard it’s a good time and I’m glad they are continuing it in October!

NEW!
Kid’s Club

Wednesdays 9:30 – 10:15 am Ages 3 – 6 FREE
In the cafe
Whole Foods Market Hinsdale is kicking off a regularly scheduled activity time designed just for preschoolers. (Parent must remain in the store.)

Register up until 24 hours prior to the each class by signing up/calling Customer Service. 630-985-8500

October 8, 15 and 22 will be conducted by early childhood experts in our area, Bright Horizons®, a leading provider of high quality early education, preschool, and school age camps for children aged 6 weeks – 12 years. For more info, visit www.brighthorizons.com.

Wednesday, October 1
Customer Service Deanna will show you how to make Veggie Prints using paint with our fresh fruit and veggies. Also, there will be samples to munch.

Wednesday, October 8
Celebrate Autumn with story time, seasonal activities, and crafts with Michelle.

Wednesday, October 15
It’s endless summer…have you ever tried sand art? We haven’t either but we know it will be fun.

Wednesday, October 22
Boo! Halloween is just around the corner so join us and Kelly for some pumpkin painting.

Wednesday, October 29
Decorate a Halloween cookie and other surprises. Wear a non-scary costume if you like and get a prize!

Oktoberfest!

Saturday, October 4 12 – 3 pm FREE
Outside
Join the patio party where we’ll be grilling brats, sauerkraut, and more for you to sample as you listen to the sounds of Die Musikmeisters Band. Our beer buyer John will be sampling a variety of Oktoberfest beers.

Halloween (Healthier) Treats, no Tricks

Friday, October 31 4 – 6 pm FREE
Kids! Stop by our café in your costumes and pick out some un-scary treats. Boo to sugary, chemically altered treats…we have the good stuff here.

 Posted by at 8:53 pm
Sep 242014
 

The following events are unique to this weekend. Click on the event title to view more information and go to the full calendar for reoccurring events.

 

FRIDAY

Grace Preschool Resale
Used baby, toddler and children’s items for sale on Friday and Saturday in Hinsdale.

My Gym Wheaton Fall Open House
Games, puppet shows, dances, raffles, relays, and deals on memberships.

Family Hayride
Spend quality time with your friends and neighbors on a crisp, fall evening enjoying a traditional hayride in a wagon pulled by a team of draft horses through the woods in Wheaton. Then, gather ’round the bonfire and make s’mores.

 

SATURDAY

Grace Preschool Resale
Used baby, toddler and children’s items for sale on Friday and Saturday in Hinsdale.

Junior Chef Classes: Oodles of Noodles
Create long curly vegetable noodles by spiralizing as well as make a baked noodle dish sure to satisfy at Williams-Sonoma. Suitable for ages 9–13.

Luurs Fall Festival
Pony rides, train rides, jack-o-lantern jumpy and food.

Community Fishing Derby
Catch a live fish for dinner! There will be a cleaning station available and bait, while supplies last.

Cossitt School Clothing Sale
Resale clothing sale in La Grange.

My Gym Wheaton Fall Open House
Games, puppet shows, dances, raffles, relays, and deals on memberships.

National Public Lands Day
Join the local effort in Glen Ellyn at Churchill Park to collect ripe native seeds from the woodland, prairie and wetlands of the park. The collected seeds will be used to help re-vegetate several areas within our park’s natural areas that have been recently cleared of invasive species.

Honey Harvest
Take a hike to the Lyman Woods bee hives with beekeepers to learn all about bees, including their life cycle, their colonies, and how they make honey.

72nd annual Fall Festival at the Farm
Besides games, kid’s crafts, prizes, farm tours, live music, hayrack rides, and horse rides, there will be craft and flea market booths, a farmers market with freshly picked pumpkins, and refreshments from the grill.

Peace Memorial Manor Fall Festival
Food, entertainment, children’s games, face painting, karaoke, homemade baked goods, crafts, white elephant and raffle.

Downers Grove Chilympics
Chili, live music, beer and food vendors and fun for the entire family.

Punt, Pass & Kick Playbook
The NFL Pepsi PUNT, PASS, & KICK program is a national skills competition for boys and girls between the ages of 6-15 to compete separately against their peers in Westmont.

 

SUNDAY

Goldfish Swim School Grand Opening
Free event that includes open swim, crafts, complimentary food, a bounce house, prizes, giveaways and tours!

Luurs Fall Festival
Pony rides, train rides, jack-o-lantern jumpy and food.

Riverside Car Show
Hundreds of vintage, experimental and classic cars on display. Food and fun for the whole family.

Indian Summer Festival
Take a hayride to Castaldo Park from the Community Center to enjoy family and children activities. Bring clothes to make your own scarecrow at the 16th Annual Build Your Own Scarecrow. Hay will be provided.

 

Have a great weekend and enjoy the beautiful weather!

 Posted by at 9:16 pm
Sep 232014
 

Goldfish Grand Opening

Goldfish Swim School is having a Grand Opening celebration this Sunday, September 28 from 2-5pm. This free event is open to everyone and includes open swim, crafts, complimentary food, a bounce house, prizes, giveaways and tours!

Goldfish Swim School of Burr Ridge
7055 High Grove Blvd, Suite 200
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
(630) 485-7300

 


 

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 Posted by at 6:47 pm