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Oaklee’s Friday Fun Five May 20, 2022

Here are our top five things to do with you and your family this weekend! Make some memories! For more great family events, see Oaklee’s  calendar of events! Woodfield Summer Fling Carnival May 18 – 22 5:00 am – 9:00 pm North American Midway Entertainment’s Woodfield Summer Fling Carnival... Read More

Woodfield Summer Fling Carnival

North American Midway Entertainment’s Woodfield Summer Fling Carnival is open and runs through May 18th – May 22nd, 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 1:30... Read More

Oaklee’s Friday Fun Five May 13, 2022

Here are our top five things to do with you and your family this weekend! Make some memories! For more great family events, see Oaklee’s  calendar of events! Glen Ellyn Carnival May 19 – 22 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm Just in time for an end of school celebration,... Read More

Why we Celebrate Memorial Day

The History of Decoration Day Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) — established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war... Read More

Sign Up for 2022 Summer Camps Now!

Actors Gymnasium Summer Camps 847-328-2795 https://www.actorsgymnasium.org 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 https://www.bluemoosesportscamp.com Blue Moose Sports Camp was created... 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. and noon Friday,... Read More

Mother’s Day Safety Resources

Oaklee’s guest post by Laura Nikolovska, Program Director for Kids In Danger, a Chicago-based nonprofit dedicated to improving children’s product safety. Moms are amazing and do so much for their children. This Mother’s Day, we want to repay the favor and do something special for them. Staying up to date... Read More

Oaklee’s Friday Fun Five April 22, 2022

Here are our top five things to do with you and your family this weekend! Make some memories! For more great family events, see Oaklee’s  calendar of events! “Winnie The Pooh”: The New Musical Stage Adaptation April 22 – June 11 Disney’s iconic Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin and... Read More

Re-Build Girls’ Self-Esteem This Summer

Here are some tips from a unique wilderness camp that inspires self growth and teaches lifelong skills to young girls. Studies have shown that 53% of 13-year-old American girls are unhappy with their bodies. This number grows to 78% by the time girls are 17 years old. In today’s... Read More

Oaklee’s Friday Fun Five April 15, 2022

Here are our top five things to do with you and your family this weekend! Make some memories! For more great family events, see Oaklee’s  calendar of events! Pool Egg Hunt – Arlington Ridge Center April 15, 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm Come hunt for eggs at Arlington Ridge... Read More

4 Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe Online

Online safety is a big challenge for today’s parents. Here are 4 tips from parenting expert Dr. Charles Fay of the Love and Logic Institute.  Like many parents in today’s digital society, Rene’ was shocked when she discovered that her fifteen year-old was sharing nude photos of himself with... Read More

Spring Clean like a Green Machine

Want to make your own green cleaners to keep your house fresh the non-toxic way? Here are the basic supplies you’ll need: Distilled white vinegar (sold in the cooking section of most supermarkets) Baking soda Olive oil Borax (sold in a box in the laundry aisle) Liquid castile soap... Read More

Oaklee’s Friday Fun Five April 8, 2022

Here are our top five things to do with you and your family this weekend! Make some memories! For more great family events, see Oaklee’s  calendar of events! Join the Jaycees for an Egg Hunt – Falcon Park Recreation Center  April 16, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm The Palatine... Read More

Oaklee’s Friday Fun Five March 18, 2022

Here are our top five things to do with you and your family this weekend! Make some memories! For more great family events, see Oaklee’s  calendar of events! Maple Fest – Red Oak Nature Center March 19 – 20 Join our annual tradition of turning Maple sap into Maple... Read More

Oaklee’s Friday Fun Five March 11, 2022

Here are our top five things to do with you and your family this weekend! Make some memories! For more great family events, see Oaklee’s  calendar of events! St. Patrick’s Day parades This weekend Here’s where you can see St. Patrick’s Day parades this weekend.     St. Patrick’s... Read More

St. Patrick’s Day parades

Here’s where you can see St. Patrick’s Day parades this weekend: Naperville The Naperville St. Patrick’s Day Parade steps off at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 12, from the south parking lot at Naperville North High School, south on Mill Street to Jackson, heading over to Main Street and ending... Read More

Why shamrocks are a symbol for St. Patrick’s Day

There’s plenty of green to be seen these days as we head into St. Patrick’s Day. Green-clad leprechauns, minty milkshakes, and festive green streamers and garland are just some of the popular holiday traditions. But as 6-year-old Jana R. from Hanover Park helped her mom tape shamrocks and pots... 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 and... Read More

Oaklee’s Friday Fun Five February 18, 2022

Here are our top five things to do with you and your family this weekend! Make some memories! For more great family events, see Oaklee’s  calendar of events! Disney’s Frozen at the Cadillac Palace Theatre February 18 – July 31 An unforgettable theatrical experience filled with sensational special effects,... Read More

Oaklee’s Friday Fun Five January 28, 2022

Here are our top five things to do with you and your family this weekend! Make some memories! For more great family events, see Oaklee’s  calendar of events! Penguin Encounter – Shedd Aquarium Winter Meet one of Shedd’s penguins! During this 30-minute experience you will be right next to... Read More

Oaklee’s Friday Fun Five January 21, 2022

Here are our top five things to do with you and your family this weekend! Make some memories! For more great family events, see Oaklee’s  calendar of events! Outdoor Ice Skating Winter These ioutdoor ice rinks across Chicagoland offer families plenty of chances to go have fun!    ... Read More

Oaklee’s Friday Fun Five January 14, 2022

Here are our top five things to do with you and your family this weekend! Make some memories! For more great family events, see Oaklee’s  calendar of events! Hit the Slopes in the Suburbs Winter Now that winter weather has officially arrived, it’s time to make the most of... Read More

Oaklee’s Friday Fun Five January 7, 2022

Here are our top five things to do with you and your family this weekend! Make some memories! For more great family events, see Oaklee’s  calendar of events! Best Sledding Spots in the Suburbs Winter Outdoor recreation has kept us going through the COVID-19 pandemic, and it doesn’t have... 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 for sledding and... Read More