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2315 W. Lawrence Ave.,Chicago,IL

Infant & Toddler Eating Habits Discussion

when: Jun 13, 2013 at 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

where: LIncoln Square, Pickles Playroom, 2315 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago, IL

cost: $10/single; $15/couple

ages: expectant parents and parents of infants

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Join parent support group kickSprout and Dr. Andy Sagan, pediatrician and Medical Director of Swedish Covenant Medical Group Pediatrics, as he discusses proactive strategies to ensure your little one has a well-rounded diet for optimal development. There is also the chance to take home gifts and giveaways from top brands.

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Sunday, July 27


Learn About Friendship with Charlotte’s Web

when: Jul 11, 2014 - Aug 17 at 10 a.m. on select days; check website for details

where: Streeterville, Broadway Playhouse, 175 E. Chestnut St., Chicago, Il

cost: Varies (Check site for more details)

ages: All ages

the scoop:

The mismatched duo, pig Wilbur and spider Charlotte, and the rest of their farm friends… read more
Bring a picnic, a blanket and enjoy a great night of music at Capannari Ice Cream! On Sunday, August 10, we'll be rockin' to Not Too Far From the Tree! Show starts at 6:00 p.m. Concerts are held in Moehling Park, directly adjacent to Capannari Ice Cream, located at 10 S. Pine Street, Mount Prospect. For more fun summer events, go to

A Perfect Summer Night with Music and Ice Cream

when: Jul 27 at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

where: Capannari Ice Cream, 10 S Pine St., Mount Prospect, Il

cost: free

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Bring a picnic, a blanket and enjoy a great night of music at Capannari Ice… read more
The Grove at Juniper and 30th

Binge on Great Bargains at This Book Fair

when: Jul 24, 2014 - Jul 27 at Thurs. & Fri., noon-8 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

where: Near North, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St., Chicago, Il

cost: free

ages: All ages

the scoop:

With 120,000 books for sale, The Newberry Book Fair is book-lover heaven. If you have… read more

Soar in a Hot Air Balloon & Descend in a Submarine

when: Mar 20, 2014 - Sep 1 at 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

where: Hyde Park, Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, Il

cost: Not included in general museum entry; must buy a Museum Explorer package ($18-$27)

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Plunge into the world’s eco-zones — Polar Regions, Oceans, Rain Forests, Mountains and Caves and… read more
Things To Do With Kids

Wicker Park Festival

when: Jul 26, 2014 - Jul 27 at 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

where: Bucktown/Wicker Park, North Avenue at Milwakee, Chicago, IL

cost: Donation

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

This is the festival you’ve been waiting for all year! After surviving the savage Chicago… read more

Discover the Inner Workings of Plants & Animals

when: Mar 12, 2014 - Jan 4 at Open daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (last admission at 4 p.m.)

where: Museum Campus, The Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, Il

cost: $13-$31 for museum passes

ages: All ages

the scoop:

How do living things move, thrive and discover? Find out the exhibit “The Machine Inside: Biomechanics.”… read more
SAM Family Festival

Cool Tunes and Great Eats at Jeff Fest

when: Jul 25, 2014 - Jul 27 at Fri., 6-11 p.m.; Sat., noon-11 p.m.; Sun., noon-10 p.m.

where: Jefferson Park, Jefferson Memorial Park, 4822 N. Long Ave., Chicago, Il

cost: $5 before 5 p.m.; $7 after 5 p.m.; $15 for all three days; free for children under 12

ages: All ages

the scoop:

With all of the awesome music and the works from juried artists, Jeff Fest is pretty… read more

Come for the Turkey Leg, Stay for the Jousting

when: Jul 5, 2014 - Sep 1

where: 12550 120th Ave., Kenosha, Wi

cost: $23.95 adult; $11.50 child 5-12; free for children 4 & younger; $125 for a season pass

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Calling all lords and ladies: If you love to party like it’s 1499, this is… read more
Boy Playing Miniature Golf

Traveling Mini Golf Offers Fun All Summer Long

when: Jul 21, 2014 - Aug 3 at 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

where: Lakeview , Lake View High School, 4015 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago, Il

cost: $8/person; $5 for second round; $15 play-all-day pass

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Mini golf is awesome, but it usually involves driving out of the city to a… read more

Travel to the Year 2096

when: May 16, 2014 - Dec 31 at showtimes daily; check website for details

where: Museum Campus, Adler Planetarium, 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, Il

cost: Included in the Adler’s All Access Pass, available for purchase on-site: $29.95 for adults, $27.95 for seniors/students with ID & $24.95 for children (ages 3-11)

ages: All ages

the scoop:

The year is 2096 and space tourism is available to everyone. Including you! Blast off… read more

Let Your Imagination Soar with “Seussical”

when: Jul 5, 2014 - Aug 17 at 11 a.m.; 2 p.m. (check website for more info)

where: Navy Pier , Chicago Shakespeare Theater, 800 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, Il

cost: $18/child 12 & under; $28/adult

ages: 5 & up

the scoop:

Brace yourself for a Seuss of a good time with Seussical. Some of the most iconic… read more
Do Big Top Stunts: Circus Zirkus

Do Big Top Stunts: Circus Zirkus

when: May 16, 2014 - Jul 31

where: Navy Pier , Chicago Children’s Museum, 700 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, Il

cost: Included in museum general admission ($14/children; $14/children; free for children under 1)

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Welcome ladies, gentlemen and children of all ages to the greatest little show on earth!… read more

Rodeos & More at the DuPage County Fair

when: Jul 23, 2014 - Jul 27 at 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.

where: 2015 Manchester Rd. , Wheaton, Il

cost: $10/adults; $4/children (3-12) ; free for children under 3

ages: All ages

the scoop:

The DuPage County Fair might be turning 60 this year, but it’s only getting better… read more

Be Dazzled by Daredevils at Cirque Shanghai: Warriors

when: May 21, 2014 - Sep 1 at showtimes vary; check website for details

where: Navy Pier, Navy Pier Skyline Stage, 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, Il

cost: $19.50-$39.50 for adults; $15.50 for children ages 3-10

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Get ready for oohs and aahs. This show will impress daredevils of all ages with thrilling… read more

Party and Pass the Pierogis

when: Jul 25, 2014 - Jul 27 at Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

where: Downtown Whiting on 119th Street, Whiting, In

cost: free

ages: All ages

the scoop:

There will be an International Polka Parade, and fun entertainment for the kids, but Pierogi… read more

Touch a Stingray

when: May 23, 2014 - Sep 1 at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Museum Campus, Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, Il

cost: Add-on $5/non-members; $3/members; included in the Total Experience Pass (adult/$39.95 per adult; child ages 3-11/$30.95); free for children 0-2

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Are they soft, fluffy or rough? You’ll find out what a stingray feels like during a… read more

Play, Boogie & Paint on Lincoln Avenue

when: Jul 26, 2014 - Jul 27 at noon-10 p.m.; Kid's Carnival noon-6 p.m.

where: Lincoln Park, 2400 N Lincoln Ave., Chicago, Il

cost: suggested donation $8

ages: All ages

the scoop:

You will get much more than just a taste at the Taste of Lincoln Avenue. This… read more

The Exhibit That Brings Extinction to Light

when: Mar 22, 2014 - Dec 31 at Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

where: Lincoln Park, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Dr., Chicago, Il

cost: $9/adults; $6/children 3-12; free for children under 3

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Introduce the kids to the concept of species loss at Nature’s Struggle: Survival & Extinction. The… read more
Eco-Finger Paint

Get Creative and Build a Robot in Wicker Park

when: Jul 26, 2014 - Jul 27 at noon to 6 p.m.

where: Wicker Park, 1600 N Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, Il

cost: free with suggested donation of $5

ages: All ages

the scoop:

There are quite a few fests throughout the summer, but this Wicker Park Fest’s Kids… read more

Howdy, Partner! The Wild West Is Back

when: May 24, 2014 - Aug 23 at 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Donley's Wild West Town, 8512 S. Union Rd., Union, Il

cost: $16/person; children under 2 are free

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Ride, shoot, and take a trip back in time at Donley’s Wild West Town. This cowboy… read more
Yoga at Change via Yelp

Namaste. Relax Yoga for Mom and Baby

when: Jul 27 at 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

where: Southport, Lululemon, 3556 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, Il

cost: free

ages: Moms & babies

the scoop:

If you are looking to get your adorable little one started in yoga, Baby Mantra… read more

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a Horse?!

when: Jul 27 at Sat. 6-8 p.m.; Wed. & Sun. 1-3 p.m.

where: Tempel Farms , 17000 W Wadsworth Rd., Old Mill Creek, Il

cost: in advance $25/adults, $20/active military/veterans, & $15/children under 15; at the gate $30/adults & $20/children and active military/veterans

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Unicorns may not be real, but you might start questioning that after you see the… read more

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