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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

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

Oaklee’s Friday Fun Five February 28, 2020

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  calendar of events!         Family Swim – Goldfish Swim School February 28 in Mundelein Come and... Read More

Oaklee’s Friday Fun Five February 14, 2020

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  calendar of events!         Family Day Chicago Auto Show – Daily Herald Media Group February 17... Read More

Family Day Chicago Auto Show

If you plan to take your children to the 2020 Chicago Auto Show to entertain them on the Presidents Day school holiday, be sure to get to the special events area adjacent to McCormick Place North Hall ticket lobby to take part in Family Day activities. Themed programs and... Read More

YMCA of Metro Chicago

Summer is a fun, magical time in childhood. It’s a time for kids to explore—and build lasting friendships and memories. It’s also a great opportunity to continue to nurture your children’s development and instill the skills, confidence and habits that will be of value to them for a lifetime.... Read More