All posts by Bob Cushman

Woodfield Summer Fling Carnival

North American Midway Entertainment’s Woodfield Summer Fling Carnival is open and runs through Sunday, June 20, in Parking Lot G of Woodfield Mall, at the corner of West Frontage and Woodfield roads in Schaumburg. Weekday hours are 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., and weekend hours are... Read More

Oaklee’s Friday Fun Five June 11, 2021

Here are our top five at home things to do for you and your family to enjoy this weekend! Make some memories! For more great family events, see Oaklee’s  calendar of events!   Family Beaches on Lake Michigan All Summer We’ve put together a list of... Read More

Oaklee’s Friday Fun Five June 4, 2021

Here are our top five at home things to do for you and your family to enjoy this weekend! Make some memories! For more great family events, see Oaklee’s  calendar of events!   Water Parks in the Chicagoland Area All Summer We’ve put together a list... Read More

Where to Observe Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a time to honor those who lost their lives serving our country. Services, observances, parades and ceremonies throughout the suburbs offer a chance to reflect on the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice. Friday, May 28 Memorial Day Pantry: 10 a.m.... Read More

Chicagoland Water Parks Summer 2021

We’ve put together a list of Chicago’s suburban pools and water parks for you. All you have to do is add the swimsuits and sunscreen, and you’re good to go make memories! Elk Grove Park District* Rainbow Falls Waterpark 200 Rev. Morrison Blvd., Elk Grove Village Hours:... Read More

6 Best Parks and Preserves to Picnic

1. Independence Grove, 16400 Buckley Road, Libertyville. Centered around a 115-acre lake, this Lake County Forest Preserve District property offers boat rentals, a swimming beach, dog park, cafe, visitors center, fishing, sand volleyball, and hiking and biking trails. Admission is free for Lake County residents with... Read More

How to Help Kids get into Golf

Golf is a game of skill that can take years, if not decades, to master. Many golfers find their time on the golf course both rewarding and relaxing, even on those days when the fairways seem impossible to find. Though many players never swing a golf... 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... Read More

Oaklee’s Friday Fun Five May 7, 2021

Here are our top five at home things to do for you and your family to enjoy this weekend! Make some memories! For more great family events, see Oaklee’s  calendar of events!   Kite Fly – Mike Rylko Community Park Saturday, May 08, 10:00 am –... Read More

Kids activities in Carol Stream

The Carol Stream Park District offers a variety of activities for all ages this spring. For information, visit The park district’s Fountain View Recreation Center is located at 910 N. Gary Ave., and Simkus Recreation Center is located at 849 W. Lies Road. The digital... Read More

From zero to 100: How kids can reduce risk of injury

The COVID-19 pandemic made it unsafe for many children and teens to get the daily exercise they need. Gyms and playgrounds shut down. Group sporting events were canceled. But with loosening social distancing restrictions and warmer temperatures, young people are returning to soccer fields and neighborhood... Read More

Sign Up for 2021 Summer Camps Now!

Actors Gymnasium Summer Camps 847-328-2795 Learn to Fly! Each day includes circus, drama, and movement. Students learn aerial and ground circus skills, take fun-filled field trips, and create their own circus-theatre show!  Ages 9-15 Blue Moose Sports Camp Western Springs: 708-829-1236 Blue Moose Sports... Read More

Egg Hunt Extravaganza through April 11

Living Waters Lutheran Church, 1808 Miller Road in Crystal Lake, is hosting an Egg Hunt Extravaganza through April 11. Decorated wooden eggs are hidden throughout the woods on the church grounds — you’ll even find eggs in the trees! The rule sheet for this “seek &... Read More

Fun for all ages this Spring in Elgin

Celebrate spring with singing, dancing, exploring the wonders of nature and, of course, reading at Gail Borden Public Library. Register now for these upcoming events. Mr. Jon! live children’s music performance: Family favorites Mr. Jon and his puppet George return for more musical fun at 10... Read More

Spring Bunny Parade

The South Elgin Parks and Recreation will host a Spring Holiday Bunny Parade on Saturday, April 3. The bunny is back this year on his parade route. The times will be approximately 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This will be done in one day this year... Read More

“Egg Hunt on the Island” downtown Aurora

“Egg Hunt on the Island” is welcoming all ages downtown to search for artsy eggs placed in more than a dozen downtown storefronts. In March, the Aurora Downtown organization is partnering with Adventures in Scavenger Hunting to create an Easter scavenger hunt at 14 locations throughout... Read More

Maple Syruping Traditions in March

Explore how tree sap is transformed into sweet maple syrup by attending DuPage Forest Preserve District’s March programs: “Maple Sugaring” at Kline Creek Farm or “DIY Maple Sugaring: The Basics” at Fullersburg Woods. Group size is limited to 10 in each session and will follow current... Read More

Local Indoor Pools this Winter

Oak Brook Park District Family Aquatic Center Oak Brook 630-990-4233 1450 Forest Gate Rd. Experience the best in indoor family aquatics all year! Features a waterslide, splash area with water features, adult spa, a 6-lane 25-yard lap pool and more! Pavilion Aquatics Center Elk Grove... Read More

Ice Fest in Downers Grove Feb. 13-14

The annual Ice Fest Downtown Downers Grove will be held Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 13-14. This year, the Ice Fest will look a little different but it will still be a weekend of outdoor socially distanced fun. More than 40 ice sculptures will line the streets.... Read More

Best Sledding Spots in the Suburbs

Outdoor recreation has kept us going through the COVID-19 pandemic, and it doesn’t have to stop now that the weather is cold and snowy. Here are some of the best sledding spots in the suburbs. Caboose Park, Lake Villa Township, 27908 Fairfield Road • Hill available... Read More

Bundle up for a visit to Cosley Zoo

Getting stir crazy indoors? Cosley Zoo in Wheaton remains open seven days a week this winter, offering families with a fun, safe, socially-distanced outdoor experience. On a footprint of approximately 5 acres, Cosley Zoo gives visitors an up-close interaction with nature right in the heart of... Read More

Outdoor Skating and Sledding in Naperville

Naperville Park District staff has set up the outdoor ice skating rinks for the 2020-21 winter season, however, the final step depends on nature to provide the extended period of cold temperatures needed for the ice to form a good skating surface. Typically, the ice skating... Read More