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Unique Halloween celebrations offer something for everyone

Unique Halloween celebrations offer something for everyone

October 12, 2017 | Comments (0)

Halloween is said to be the second most celebrated holiday for families. This year there are fun celebrations from Millennium Park to the Quad Cities. Here are four that stand out for their uniqueness. Halloween in the Quad Cities combines a gorgeous color drive with spooky spirits. Guests can participate in dozens of activities, starting with […]

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Kathleen Battle, Chicago, and the Auditorium Theatre

Kathleen Battle, Chicago, and the Auditorium Theatre

October 9, 2017 | Comments (0)

After being closed to the public 26 years, The Auditorium Theatre re-opened nearly 50 years ago, October 31, 2967.  On November 12th the celebration will commence with a special evening of dance. Decades of fine performances have graced its halls. One such spectacular event was legendary soprano Kathleen Battle’s debut. The program on September 30th, Underground […]

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Sound Oasis

Sound Oasis

September 27, 2017 | Comments (0)

Stress relief and serenity can come in many forms. The types of stress release and calming solutions families use largely depends on finances. The average affordable remedy might come as a monthly massage or a martini. With Sound Oasis, affordable strategies to sleep and relax come in the form of sounds that induce a 15 […]

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Nature Museum Unveils Hidden Science in New Exhibit

Nature Museum Unveils Hidden Science in New Exhibit

September 25, 2017 | Comments (0)

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum recently opened a new exhibit to help families discover a hidden world of science in their own backyards. Backyard Adventures offers 17 fun and interactive activities to help families observe the effects of seasonal change and weather on their backyard environments. Visitors can see a garden from a bee’s perspective, challenge a friend […]

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Logan Center for the Arts Hosts 5th Anniversary Celebration on October 7

Logan Center for the Arts Hosts 5th Anniversary Celebration on October 7

September 24, 2017 | Comments (0)

The  will launch a year-long celebration of the Center’s five-year anniversary with a festive 12-hour Logan Five Year Bash Saturday, October 7 from 11:30 a.m. until 11:30 p.m.  The event, open to the public, features continuous free programming for all ages, including art-making activities, exhibitions, performances, a BBQ and more throughout the 11-story building and its […]

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Hubbard Street  Dance creates an immersive experience for dancers and viewers

Hubbard Street Dance creates an immersive experience for dancers and viewers

September 22, 2017 | Comments (0)

I should have worn pants. It was the first thing I thought as we entered the last performance space. In addition to rows of chairs, there were big cushions on the floor. As soon as I saw those, I wanted to sit on the floor for the final dance. It seemed like the perfect way […]

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Dryel Saves Money

Dryel Saves Money

September 18, 2017 | Comments (0)

Using Dryel costs roughly 25¢ per garment as opposed to your neighborhood dry cleaner. That can save homes plenty annually. If your household is anything like mine, the baskets full of clothes needing to be taken to the cleaners is NOT missed at all. As soon as the tomato sauce hits your favorite dress, the spot […]

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Family Day Sunday with the White Sox

Family Day Sunday with the White Sox

September 4, 2017 | Comments (0)

There are just a  few Family Day Sunday dates remaining in the 2017 White Sox Season! The regular season is coming to a close and it is time to enjoy the remaining games that offer unparalleled cuisine from all over the city. Partaking in the drinks, beers, food and sweets galore within the jewel of the […]

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Shedd Aquarium introduces Splash & Bubbles 4D Undersea Adventure

Shedd Aquarium introduces Splash & Bubbles 4D Undersea Adventure

August 11, 2017 | Comments (0)

The Shedd Aquarium recently introduced a new 4-D Experience® film based upon the PBS KIDS series Splash and Bubbles. Powered by ComEd, everyone’s favorite sea creatures come to life with music and fun in a 12-minute film. According to the Shedd Aquarium, “this new adventure uses groundbreaking digital proprietary technology to allow kids to have fun while learning about […]

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Pure Country: Pure Heart

Pure Country: Pure Heart

July 24, 2017 | Comments (0)

Director Damon Santostefano pulled this latest installment from a script by New York Times best-selling author Holly Goldberg Sloan. This moving tale of musical sisters discovering a letter from their late father who died in Iraq, is a journey for music lovers. Filmed on location in New Orleans and Nashville, this thoughtful and heart-warming movie […]

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Now is the time to start planning your solar eclipse activities

Now is the time to start planning your solar eclipse activities

July 9, 2017 | Comments (0)

The August 21 solar eclipse will be the first total solar eclipse visible across the entire contiguous United States since 1918. Often called the “Great American Eclipse,” the event will be visible in totality only within a band across the entire U.S. mainland, according to Wikipedia. The Adler Planetarium notes that “While Chicago is not in […]

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Free Family-Friendly Concerts and Play-alongs during Make Music #Chicago

Free Family-Friendly Concerts and Play-alongs during Make Music #Chicago

June 15, 2017 | Comments (0)

Every summer Make Music Chicago, a city-wide musical event, celebrates the summer solstice with free music in all corners of the city and suburbs. This year professional and amateur musicians will gather in Chicago’s public spaces to play and sing live music. The International Music Foundation sponsors this every year, with more than 750 cities […]

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