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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

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

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

Oaklee’s Friday Fun Five August 28, 2020

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!         First Chapter Fridays – Villa Park Public Library Friday, August 28 September 4,11,18,25,... Read More

Oaklee’s Friday Fun Five August 21, 2020

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!         Virtual School Age Scavenger Hunts (grades K-3 w/adult) – Glenview Public Library Sunday,... Read More

Oaklee’s Friday Fun Five August 14, 2020

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!         Super Saturday: Animal Quest – Mount Prospect Public Library Saturday, August 15, 11:00... Read More

Oaklee’s Friday Fun Five August 7, 2020

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!         Escape Room – Morton Grove Public Library Tuesday, August 11, 4:30 pm –... Read More

Oaklee’s Friday Fun Five July 31, 2020

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!         Kohl Kids Live: Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! July 30-31, August 1-2 We’re looking forward... Read More

Oaklee’s Friday Fun Five July 17, 2020

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!         Summer Reading for All Ages – Northbrook Public Library This summer, when you... Read More

Oaklee’s Friday Fun Five July 3, 2020

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!         Where to find July 4 Fireworks and Modified Parades The usual flag-waving, star-spangled... Read More

Best Fireworks Near Me – July 2020

The usual flag-waving, star-spangled spectacle of July 4 will be toned down quite a bit this year, the result of traditional parades, fests and many fireworks displays being canceled over COVID-19 concerns. That doesn’t mean, however, that your only option is staying home and watching “Yankee Doodle Dandy” on... Read More

Oaklee’s Friday Fun Five June 26, 2020

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!         Kohl Kids Live: Friday Story Time and Wrap Up Friday, June 26, 10:30... Read More

Oaklee’s Friday Fun Five June 19, 2020

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!         Jammin’ With Jane – Team Test Truck Fundraiser Friday, June 19, 12:00 pm... Read More

Best Nature Walks in Kane County

It’s no secret that spending time outdoors enjoying the fresh air, the smells, and sounds of nature can be rejuvenating and very good for your physical and spiritual health. Anyone wishing to partake of a little “Shinrin Yoku,” or forest bathing, this summer has a number of choices in... Read More

Oaklee’s Friday Fun Five June 12, 2020

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!         Kohl Kids Live: Monday Facebook Live Activity Saturday, June 6th 12:00 pm A... Read More

Oaklee’s Friday Fun Five Jun 5, 2020

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!         Talk: What Still Matters? – Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Saturday, June 6th... Read More

Oaklee’s Friday Fun Five May 29, 2020

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!         Wee Read (Online) – Morton Grove Public LibraryShow Up, Kids! Online LIVE! Friday,... Read More

Oaklee’s Friday Fun Five May 22, 2020

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!         Show Up, Kids! Online LIVE! May 22-23, 29-30: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm... Read More

Oaklee’s Friday Fun Five May 15, 2020

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!         Virtual Event: Getting Excited About Science – Arlington Heights Memorial Library Saturday, May... Read More

Oaklee’s Friday Fun Five May 8, 2020

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!         Mother’s Day Tea Party – Mount Prospect Public Library Saturday, May 09, 2:00... Read More

Oaklee’s Friday Fun Five May 1, 2020

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!         Virtual Storytime (All Ages) – Northbrook Public Library Tuesday, May 05, 10:00 am... Read More

Oaklee’s Friday Fun Five April 24, 2020

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!         Mondays with Michelle Obama – PBS KIDS Join us for “Mondays with Michelle... Read More

Oaklee’s Friday Fun Five April 10, 2020

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!         Story Time – Kohl’s Children Museum Hear our educators read your favorite stories... Read More

Oaklee’s Friday Fun Five April 3, 2020

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!         Live Webcam – International Space Station on UStream Space fans will love checking... Read More

Coronavirus and Children from the CDC

Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) and Children Frequently Asked Questions and Answers See information for Pediatric Healthcare Providers See information on COVID-19 and pregnancy and neonates. See CDC guidance related to COVID-19 and breastfeeding. Q:  What is the risk of my child becoming sick with COVID-19? A: Based on available evidence, children do not... Read More