Jun 292015
The Marvel Experience Is Coming To Chicago

Hero Ventures is bringing The Marvel Experience to McCormick Place in Chicago from Saturday, July 11 through Sunday, August 2, 2015. The Marvel Experience is an immersive attraction that features the world’s first-ever 360-degree, 3-D stereoscopic full-Dome projection theatre. There will also be a state-of-the-art, thrilling motion ride and a “training center” that offers the … Read on »

Jun 252015
Free Collaborative Performance with Blue Man Group and the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra

On Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 6:30pm Blue Man Group will be joining the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras at the Jay Pritzker Pavillon in Millennium Park for a free performance of popular classical music.   “Last year’s concert was great and this year’s will be bigger and better,” says CYSO Music Director Allen Tinkham. “The … Read on »

Weekend Events: June 26-28, 2015

 Posted by on June 24, 2015
Jun 242015
Weekend Events: June 26-28, 2015

All of the family-friendly weekend events going on in the near western suburbs of Chicago! Friday Rotary GroveFest Midway & Carnival (Downers Grove) Thursday – Sunday Rides and games to thrill and excite kids of all ages. Summer Nights at Brookfield Zoo (Brookfield) Fridays and Saturdays through August 8 Enhanced dining, beer and wine gardens, … Read on »

Wild Encounters at Brookfield Zoo

 Posted by on June 23, 2015
Jun 232015
Wild Encounters at Brookfield Zoo

Have an unforgettable experience up-close with animals this summer! Brookfield Zoo is opening a new exhibit called “Hamill Family Wild Encounters” on July 1, 2015. Brookfield Zoo invited us for a preview and my kids and I were in awe of the exhibit. The experiences are amazing, the grounds are beautiful and it’s both informative and … Read on »

Free Ice Cream Bars at Mars

 Posted by on June 22, 2015
Jun 222015
Free Ice Cream Bars at Mars

Every week day in July the Mars Chocolate plant in Burr Ridge is giving away ice cream bars! Please note that his year there are new hours. You can go to the plant Monday through Friday from noon to 4pm and there is a cooler in the entry filled with Dove, Snickers, Twix, and Milky … Read on »

Jun 192015
Book Review: "Ninja Bunny" by Jennifer Gray Olson

This wonderfully illustrated book encourages a conversation about working together and the importance of friends through a fun little bunny character that wants to be a ninja. We really enjoyed the way it is written (including the font) and filling in some of the details by talking about the pictures on each page. I would recommend this … Read on »

4th of July Fireworks and Events 2015

 Posted by on June 18, 2015
Jun 182015
4th of July Fireworks and Events 2015

The 4th of July is coming up already! Here are all of the 4th of July fireworks, parades, and events in Chicago’s near western suburbs, complete with times, locations, descriptions and parade routes.   Brookfield Parade and Fourth of July Celebration July 4, 2015 10am The Parade departs from the intersection of Grand Blvd and … Read on »