All posts by Nancy Stevens

Have a great Birthday Party!

Here’s a look at some facilities and services to help you make the most of your special events. Many facilities and services book well in advance, so start booking your winter and spring parties now.   Des Plaines Park District Des Plaines: 847-391-5700, www.dpparks.org Party indoors and outdoors with... Read More

Tree Lightings and Santa Sightings in 2017

Nov. 17, 6pm Chicago’s Holiday Tree Lighting Chicago: www.cityofchicago.org, Millennium Park Nov. 17, 5-9pm Winter Lights Holiday Walk & Tree Lighting Ceremony Aurora: www.aurora-il.org, 20 E. Downer Pl. Fireworks after parade Nov. 17 & 18, 7pm Fri. lighting, 10:30am Sat. parade Tree Lighting & Holiday Parade Wilmette: www.wilmettechamber.org, 1150... Read More

Fall Fun & Pumpkin Patches

Fall is here and Halloween is on the way, so get out your carving tools and go find the perfect pumpkin. Here are some of our favorite pumpkin farms and fests for the season. Abbey Farms Aurora: (630) 966-7775, abbeyfarms.org 2855 Hart Road: Beyond a pumpkin patch, the farm’s Pumpkin... Read More

Find Family Fun Apple Picking

Nothing says fall like fresh midwestern apples picked right off the tree and made into delicious apple pies. Here’s a list of apple orchards within an easy drive from Chicagoland.  All Seasons Orchard Woodstock: 815-338-5637   www.allseasonsorchard.com 14510 IL Route 176. All Seasons offers apple picking, pumpkin, pumpkin patch... Read More

4th of July Fireworks 2017

Fireworks are our favorite part of the 4th of July, along with barbecues, bike parades, and waving the flag. There are so many festivals and activities to choose from on the holiday weekend. June 30 Cary Dusk Friday, June 30, at Cary Summer Celebration, Lions Park, 1200 Silver Lake... Read More