All posts by Bob Cushman

Tempel Lipizzans Public Performances

June through August A rare European classical tradition in the rural backdrop of Northern Illinois, the Tempel Lipizzans public performances provide a unique family experience. Following the performances, guests take a self-guided tour through the stallion stables. Advance Purchase tickets: Visit our website for performance dates... Read More

Frosty Fest – A Winter Wonderland

Frosty Fest 2020 – Bittersweet Golf Course On Saturday, Jan. 11, Bittersweet Golf Course will turn into a winter wonderland for Frosty Fest. This free community event will help festivalgoers embrace winter by meeting a dog sled team, enjoying interactive ice demonstrations and sculptures, taking horse-drawn... Read More

The North Pole Holiday Spectacular

The North Pole Holiday Spectacular The magic of Santa and the North Pole lands at Schaumburg Park District’s “The North Pole Holiday Spectacular.” “The North Pole Holiday Spectacular,” sponsored by Amita Health, is set for 1-3:30 p.m. and 5-7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, at the Community Recreation... Read More

Holiday Express Train at Blackberry Farm

Family Fun – Holiday Express Train at Blackberry Farm The Holiday Express train at Blackberry Farm in Aurora is welcoming all aboard throughout the month of December. Blackberry Farm will be transformed into a winter wonderland, featuring thousands of twinkling lights, festive holiday decorations and holiday... Read More

Top 6 Tips when finding a Babysitter

Top 6 Tips when finding a babysitter Babysitting services today have changed from the days of ringing the resident babysitter and asking if she was free for the evening. Rising rates and technology have changed the face of babysitting. According to UrbanSitter’s 2019 National Childcare Rate... Read More

Top 4 Safety tips when Buying Toys

Top 4 Safety tips when buying toys for tots Toys play a pivotal role in the lives of young children. While fun is always a consideration when buying toys for kids, toys can do more than entertain. The National Association for the Education of Young Children... Read More

Why Children Need Character Education

Why Children Need Character Education Character education matters. We live in a world where teaching children to grow up to be caring, feeling adults is sorely needed. At Kiddie Academy®, character education is one of the fundamental principles and should begin with the youngest learners. 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... Read More

Oaklee’s Fun Five August 30, 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!           Septemberfest August 31... Read More