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Dancing Horses Theatre & Animal Gardens

The Lake Geneva area’s most unique attraction. Year round, sit back and experience the beauty of The Dancing Horses Show, a magical journey. This one of a kind show is fantasy with a mix of whimsical performances. Enjoy our Exotic Bird Show, starring Echo, the Singing Bird. May –... Read More

Phillips Park Zoo

See native North American animals on display. Wolves, cougars, river otters, bald eagles, reptiles and more. Our Visitor Center has Mastodon bones on display, a vending area, drinking fountains and bathrooms. Read More

Cosley Zoo

This nationally recognized zoo offers an intimate experience with a large variety of domestic farm animals and native Illinois wildlife. Visitors will discover exhibits that immerse them in natural habitats for white-tailed deer, red fox, Blanding’s turtles, bobcats, a coyote, a black-crowned night heron, and more. Cosley Zoo is... Read More

Friday Fun Five January 4, 2019

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!           Ice Skating at Rosemont’s Parkway Bank... Read More

Summerfield Zoo

Summerfield Zoo is home to a large variety of exotic animals, ranging from reindeer and monkeys to hyena and mountain lions. We have everything from A (alligator) to Z (zebra)! Read More

Friday Fun Five December 28, 2018

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!           New Year’s Eve Family Party at... Read More

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

Brookfield Zoo

Our Summer Zoo Camp program is accredited by the American Camp Association and continues to grow and develop so we can give your Camper the best experiences we can provide. Read More

Friday Fun Five November 16, 2018

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!           Autumn Festival, An Arts & Crafts... Read More

Friday Fun Five November 9, 2018

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!           Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites... Read More

How to Raise Successful Problem Solvers

The great jazz musician Duke Ellington had the right attitude about problems when he said, “A problem is a chance for you to do your best.” We face them, large and small, every day. Helping our children develop the critical thinking skills they need to do their best at... Read More

Friday Fun Five November 2, 2018

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!           Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites... Read More

Finding Deals for Thanksgiving Meals

Guest Post by Stephanie Nelson, Founder of CouponMom.com Make your Thanksgiving dinner one of the best bargain meals you prepare this year. By shopping the sales and using coupons, you’ll save big while your family and friends rave about your delicious meal. Just follow these tips for saving with Stephanie... Read More

Friday Fun Five October 26, 2018

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!           A Family Halloween – Historic Wagner... Read More

Friday Fun Five October 19, 2018

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!           R.I.P. UNLIMITED Package at Haunted Trails... Read More

DIY Halloween Costumes on a Budget

We got some great tips from a Consignment Expert to create and save on costumes this Halloween Do you remember your favorite Halloween costume as a kid? Mine was this long, flowing princess costume that my mother made out of green satin and chiffon. It had a vest with sequins... Read More

Friday Fun Five October 5, 2018

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!           31st Annual Autumn Drive Fall Festival... Read More

The 31st Annual Autumn Drive

The 31st Annual Autumn Drive is a Fall Festival for the whole family. On October 19, 20, & 21, from 9 am to 5 pm, in Rural Woodstock/ Marengo in McHenry County, Illinois, the country colors come alive and our neighborhood turns into an eclectic collection of talents. With... Read More

Friday Fun Five September 28, 2018

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!           Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites... Read More

Friday Fun Five September 14, 2018

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!         Fall Fest – Des Plaines Parks District... Read More

Friday Fun Five September 7, 2018

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!         Downtown Downers Grove Fine Arts Festival Sept... Read More

Friday Fun Five August 30, 2018

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!         List of Apple Orchards – Oaklee’s Family... Read More

Friday Fun Five August 24, 2018

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!         Family Night Golf – Glenview Prairie Club... Read More

Fox Lake Cardboard Boat Race Aug. 19

The village of Fox Lake’s 21st Annual Cardboard Boat Race will be held on Sunday, Aug. 19, at Lakefront Park, 71 Nippersink Blvd., Fox Lake. Registration for the event is $30, which includes a boat building kit (those who already have a suitable boat do not need to buy... Read More

Friday Fun Five August 17, 2018

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!         Discount Fun Day – Bartlett Aquatic Center... Read More