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Home for the Holidays: Christmas in the Fabulous 1950s

Explore mid-century modern traditions and fun fads in Naper Settlement’s holiday-themed, post-World War II exhibit, Home for the Holidays: Christmas in the Fabulous 1950s. This temporary exhibit highlights a time when the U.S. government began tracking Santa Claus’ sleigh via radar, aluminum trees were the latest trend, and Napervillians... 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

Family-Friendly Chicago Area Museums

  Whether you’re there to see a specific exhibit or just to escape the heat, museums are a great place to go! It’s nearly impossible to visit a museum and not learn something new. We have so many great museums in and around the Chicagoland area–large and small, international... Read More

5 things to do this weekend

Take the kids to see sea creatures in Schaumburg or superheroes in Rosemont this weekend in the suburbs. Or, if you’re looking for a night out, consider a musical in Naperville, an evening with the Elgin Symphony or a country concert with Trace Adkins in Waukegan. Here are five... Read More

Friday Fun Five November 3, 2017

Here are our top five favorite events for you and your family to enjoy this weekend! Get out there and make some memories! For more great family events, see Oaklee’s Digital Edition, or search our calendar of events!       The Nutcracker – Chopin Theatre November 3 –... Read More

Friday Fun Five October 27, 2017

Here are our top five favorite events for you and your family to enjoy this weekend! Get out there and make some memories! For more great family events, see Oaklee’s Digital Edition, or search our calendar of events!       Halloween Happening – Naperville Park District October 29... Read More

Friday Fun Five October 20, 2017

Here are our top five favorite events for you and your family to enjoy this weekend! Get out there and make some memories! For more great family events, see Oaklee’s Digital Edition, or search our calendar of events!       Boofest – Kenosha Public Museum October 21 in... Read More

How to Carve a Pumpkin

Think you know the latest tricks for carving a creepy pumpkin? The pros continue to push the barriers. A handful of people become professional pumpkin carvers each fall, specializing in fantastical designs. Among them are Alex Wer, self-styled “Pumpkin Geek,” who lives near Sacramento, Calif.; Scott Cummins, a Perryton,... Read More

Talking to Your Pediatrician: Product Safety

We recognize one of the most important relationships for a family with young children is their relationship with their child’s pediatrician. Caregivers should feel comfortable openly discussing their concerns with their child’s pediatrician – from health questions to issues of safe sleep and product safety. Although families often have... Read More

Halloween Events and Festivals 2017

Article provided by the Daily Herald. This weekend Scarecrow Trail: 7 a.m. to sunset daily through Tuesday, Oct. 31, at the Morton Arboretum, 4100 Route 53, Lisle. Nature-themed scarecrows created by local Scout troops. $9-$14. mortonarb.org. Cosley Zoo’s Pumpkin Fest: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Tuesday, Oct. 31,... Read More