#Summer memories are waiting to be made

| June 22, 2016 | Comments (0)

tempel LipizzansAt some point every summer I wonder what our girls will say when their friends ask about their summer. What will be the one thing they talk about when they head back to school? There are so many fun activities happening in the city and suburbs that any one of these will give your kids great stories to share once summer ends.

The Chicago White Sox have a children’s autograph session on Sunday, June 26. The first 200 children’s tickets  purchased through this special ticket offer are invited to an exclusive pregame children’s autograph session. Please note that only children (ages 5-13) will be allowed in the actual autograph lines. The autograph session will take place at 10:30 a.m. Each ticket purchased includes one ticket to the children’s autograph session event and one ticket to the game. All tickets are just $25 each and all available seats are located in Lower Box (regularly $43). It is supposed to be warm on Sunday, so try to sit on the first base side. Our experience is that if you are on that side in rows 25 or higher, you should be in the shade most of the game. You must purchase at least one child ticket and one adult ticket in order to complete your transaction. All tickets must be picked up at the GATE 1 ticket window with the purchaser’s ID beginning at 9:30 a.m. on the day of the Autograph Session. No tickets will be mailed or printed at home for this event. Fans should park in LOT E via 37th Street and Princeton to participate in this event. To purchase tickets, visit http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com.

The Tempel Lipizzan’s first evening performance will take place Saturday, June 25 at 6 p.m. Located just north of Chicago in Wadsworth, the live, 90-minute program of synchronized movements between horse and rider is set to classical music. Every horse-crazy child will marvel as the program follows the horses’ training progression from newest foals, frolicking around the arena, to the precise power of young stallions, to the refined grand finale of “Quadrille: Ballet of the White Stallions,” in which four highly trained adult horses perform difficult, dance-like movements in exquisite unison. Performances also include the gravity-defying, military-style “Airs Above the Ground” leaps and “The Pas de Deux,” or ballet for two performed by intermediate-level stallions set to the sounds of Star Wars: Episode IV. In honor of Rio 2016, the Lipizzans will also demonstrate a “Tribute to the Olympic Sport of Dressage,” a musical freestyle as one would see in the upcoming Summer Olympics.  To purchase tickets, visit http://www.tempelfarms.com/

Pneumatica is the kind of show you have to see to believe. Here’s what the press release said, “Squonk presents Pneumatica, an event about air, made of air and powered by air. The Squonkers pump up the volume with live original music that permeates the air, while inflatables pump up and immerse the audience. Figures and tentacles grow, powered by blowers and vortex fans, and culminate in the 40-foot-high Lady Pneumatica who incorporates a wind turbine on her head. She blossoms with sails, breathing steam and raising her inflated arms to the sky. Squonk’s music incorporates the swoops and eddies of air with electronic bagpipes and a vertical accordion that is Lady Pneumatica’s lungs, played like a piano while it rises and falls with her breath. Playing with visual puns, air is used to activate costumes – Squonkers inflate like blowfish and musically activate headtubes with wild guitar and bass riffs. With the creation of Pneumatica, the Squonkers continue to pursue the most American and democratic of art forms: the public celebration, with boisterous music and surreal image. Squonk taunts and whispers, bellows and
caresses, using the very medium of sound: air.” Moraine Valley Community College presents this free event on the lawn between Buildings F and M from June 28 through 30. For more information, visit https://www.morainevalley.edu/fpac/events/squonk-opera-presents-pneumatica/

Go Ape and the Forest Preserves of Cook County created the county’s first-ever “Treetop Adventure” in Bemis Woods. The treetop obstacle course gives guests the opportunity to experience the outdoors in a new and adventurous way. The course is a seven-acre, two- to three-hour trek through the forest canopy using rope ladders, Tarzan swings, five zip lines, and more than 40 other challenging and fun obstacles situated more than 40 feet in the air. All Go Ape courses are designed to allow for a wide variety of skill levels, offering a balanced mixture of challenge and fun. As part of the agreement, Go Ape will share a portion of all revenues derived from ticket sales with the Preserves, with no public dollars being spent on building, maintaining or operating the course. To purchase tickets, visit https://goape.com/

Shari writes about life with twins at Two Times The Fun. Image courtesy of the Tempel Lipizzans.




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About Shari: Shari is a mom, wife, marketing communications professional, gardener, Chicago Blackhawks fan, college sports fan, traveler, quilter, community volunteer, sister, daughter, aunt, friend, Siberian Husky owner, Girl Scout troop leader and book lover. You can find Shari blogging about life with twins at Two Times the Fun and tweeting @slcs48n1. View author profile.

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