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Get a Slice of Country Life (& Learn to Make Pumpkin Pie!)

when: Nov 24, 2013 at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

where: Angelic Organics Learning Center, 1547 Rockton Rd., Caledonia, Il

cost: $20

ages: All ages

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Ramble out to the country to a family farm, where you’ll learn to make a pumpkin pie from scratch. Farmers will teach young and old about how they care for the soil, vegetables and animals. The event includes a tour of the vegetable farm where squash are grown, and a pie to take home. Dress to be outside doing farm work. Adults must register with children and bring sack lunches. Registration required to 815-389-8455 or to the ticket link below.

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Monday, September 22

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Explore the Magic of Science

when: Aug 5, 2014 - Nov 2 at Mon., 9:30 a.m.-noon (9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. June – August); Tues.-Sat., 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sun., noon–5 p.m.

where: Kohl Children's Museum, 2100 Patriot Blvd., Glenview, Il

cost: $11/person; free for children under 1

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Your little scientists will get the chance to discover and explore with Science + You.… read more
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Make Science a Family Affair

when: every Monday at 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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

cost: free with admission ($12/adults; $8/children 3-11)

ages: 2-6

the scoop:

Calling all young explorers! Put your sense of exploration, creativity and observation skills to the… read more
Worth the Trip: Rhea Lana of West Chicagoland

Shop Until You Drop at This Semiannual Sale

when: Sep 21, 2014 - Sep 27 at Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Mon.-Wed. & Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-noon

where: 1163 E. Ogden Ave., Naperville, IL

cost: free

ages: Moms

the scoop:

Grab your shopping bags because it’s time for Rhea Lana’s Fall/Winter Sale. Don’t miss your… read more
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Make real social connections for your child at Gymboree Play & Music

when: Sep 22 - Nov 22

where: Classes vary by location. Find location: gymboreeclasses.com

cost: Free Trial Class

ages: 0-5 years

the scoop:

Friendship found through play has never been more important for children. Your child’s real social… read more
biomechanics

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
adler-destination-solar

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
natures-struggle

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
Salted Caramel Apples

Munch on Gooey Caramel Apples

when: Sep 23 at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

where: The Loop, JW Marriott Chicago, 151 W. Adams St., Chicago, IL

cost: free for Facebook fans and Twitter followers

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Grab an after-school snack at the JW Marriott, and ring in a new season with caramel… read more
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Shop Until You Drop at This Semiannual Sale

when: Sep 21, 2014 - Sep 27 at Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Mon.-Wed. & Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-noon

where: 1163 E. Ogden Ave., Naperville, IL

cost: free

ages: Moms

the scoop:

Grab your shopping bags because it’s time for Rhea Lana’s Fall/Winter Sale. Don’t miss your… read more
Real Social Calendar Listing

Make real social connections for your child at Gymboree Play & Music

when: Sep 22 - Nov 22

where: Classes vary by location. Find location: gymboreeclasses.com

cost: Free Trial Class

ages: 0-5 years

the scoop:

Friendship found through play has never been more important for children. Your child’s real social… read more
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Scare-Free Pumpkin Party

when: Varies by location

where: Classes vary by location. Find a location: gymboreeclasses.com

ages: 0-5 years

the scoop:

Add some spooktacular friends at Gymboree Play & Music this October. Their pumpkin bash is… read more
biomechanics

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
adler-destination-solar

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
natures-struggle

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
experiment

Explore the Magic of Science

when: Aug 5, 2014 - Nov 2 at Mon., 9:30 a.m.-noon (9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. June – August); Tues.-Sat., 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sun., noon–5 p.m.

where: Kohl Children's Museum, 2100 Patriot Blvd., Glenview, Il

cost: $11/person; free for children under 1

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Your little scientists will get the chance to discover and explore with Science + You.… read more
PinkaBella Cupcakes

Become a Baking Master at Sugar Bliss

when: Sep 23 at 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

where: The Loop, Sugar Bliss, 115 N Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL

cost: $50/child

ages: 5-13

the scoop:

Get ready for a sweet experience during Sugar Bliss Baking Classes. Throw on a chef’s… read more

Gather Around for Weekly Story Time

when: every Tuesday at 10:30-11:15 a.m. for toddlers; 3:30-4:15 p.m. for ages 4 & up

where: Hyde Park, The Red Balloon, 1504 E. 53rd St., Chicago, IL

cost: $5/child that will be returned after the event

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Shop for your favorite kiddie products while the little ones listen to some classic tales.… read more
Packy Eating Cake

Discover the Exciting World of the Zoo After Dark

when: Sep 24 at 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

where: Lincoln Park, Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 North Clark St., Chicago, IL

cost: $10/members; $13 non-members

ages: 16 & up

the scoop:

Have your ever wondered what zoo animals are up to after dark? This is your… read more
Real Social Calendar Listing

Make real social connections for your child at Gymboree Play & Music

when: Sep 22 - Nov 22

where: Classes vary by location. Find location: gymboreeclasses.com

cost: Free Trial Class

ages: 0-5 years

the scoop:

Friendship found through play has never been more important for children. Your child’s real social… read more
pumpkinpartycalendarlisting

Scare-Free Pumpkin Party

when: Varies by location

where: Classes vary by location. Find a location: gymboreeclasses.com

ages: 0-5 years

the scoop:

Add some spooktacular friends at Gymboree Play & Music this October. Their pumpkin bash is… read more
biomechanics

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
adler-destination-solar

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
natures-struggle

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

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