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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 and tickets. 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 sleigh rides, sledding,... Read More

Is my child too sick to go to school?

Many parents have a hard time deciding if their kids are well enough to go to school. After all, what well-intentioned parent hasn’t sent a child off with tissues in hand, only to get that mid-morning “come get your child” phone call? But making the right decision isn’t as... Read More

Lego Train Show at Cantigny Park (2019)

Just what type of creations will be part of this weekend’s Lego Train Show at Cantigny Park in Wheaton is a secret, held tightly under wraps. “People kind of bring out the best of the best,” said Jamie LeBlanc, president of the Northern Illinois Lego Train Club, referring to... 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 Center, 505 N.... Read More

Tree Lighting in Chicago Suburbs 2019

Tree Lighting in Chicago Suburbs 2019. You can visit with Santa at these neighborhood tree lighting ceremonies and holiday festivals. Nov. 28, 8-11am Chicago Thanksgiving Parade Chicago: www.chicagothanksgivingparade.com, State St. Nov. 29, 6:30-9pm Christmas Parade & Christmas Tree Lighting Antioch: https://www.antioch.il.gov, downtown to Village Hall. Nov. 29, 4-9pm Tree... Read More

6 Best Places to Cut-Your-Own Christmas Tree

Why cut your own tree? It’s a good way to experience the countryside and support a local family farm. The trees are recyclable and sustainable, rather than made from oil-based petroleum products. The smell of fresh pine instantly creates a holiday atmosphere in your home. Just be sure to... 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 music. New this... Read More

Best Breakfast with Santa in Chicago

Best Breakfast with Santa in Chicago 2019 Dec. 1 and 22 Brunch with Santa: Seatings at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, and Sunday, Dec. 22, at Le Jardin at Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Includes brunch, visits and photos with Santa, a face-painter, balloon artists... 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 Survey, babysitting can... 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 notes that toys... Read More

Oaklee’s Fun Five October 4, 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!           Autumn Drive October 18-20 in Woodstock... 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 early childhood education,... Read More

Oaklee’s Fun Five September 27, 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!           Johnny Appleseed Festival September 28 in... Read More