Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Wednesday Weekend Windup

Hope everyone is healthy and well today! We went through the flu last week. N-O-T F-U-N! Fortunately, my daughter did not get too ill and recovered quickly.

I wanted to tell you about a new feature on our site. I have made a little button on the side of the blog that you can click to see our picks for weekend activities. I thought that I would be nice to take some text off of the main page. So, click it to see what we have listed at anytime.

Here is a look of what we found for this weekend:

Friday, January 18

Frosty Fest will be happening over in Viking Park in Gurnee from 5:30PM-8:00PM. There will be a dog sledding demonstration, ice sculpting, crafts, marshmallow roasting, and more.  The event is free!

UPDATE: **The Frosty Family Fun in Palatine has been cancelled per the park district site. Thanks for letting us know, Lisa!

Saturday, January 19

From 10:00AM-11:00AM, Whole Foods Market in Schaumburg will be having a Kids in the Kitchen event for kids 8-12. The event is $5 per child. Call 847.585.5800 to register.

The Glenview Public Library will be holding a Simon Says Family Challenge event at the Book Market in the Glen Town Center from 10:30AM-11:15AM. This will be a fun way to get yourselves to move around a little bit on a cold, winter day. You may register for the event online.

You can catch the production of Snow White at the Northbrook Theatre at either 10:30AM or 1:00PM. Tickets range in cost from $8-$10. Head to the website to purchase.

The Whole Foods in Northbrook will be having a Chili Cook-off. Employees will be making awesome chilis for customers to judge. The event will be from 12:00PM-2:00PM.

At FireZone in Schaumburg, kids will be able to make their own firetrucks from 12:00PM-1:30PM. They also will be able to have hands-on fun with fire safety equipment. Admission is $9 per child and $4 per adult.

The Arlington Heights Memorial Library will be having Kindie Music with Alina Celeste from 4:00PM-4:45PM. The free event is geared towards those ages 2-7. Please register each child and accompanying adult.

Monday, January 21

The Arlington Heights Memorial Library is giving kids the opportunity to meet Thomas Edison and learn how his childhood influenced his inventions. The free event is from 10:30AM-11:30AM and is geared towards school age children. Register here.

Kids at FireZone in Schaumburg will be able to participate in a craft day from 2:00PM-3:30PM. They will make fire badges and origami dalmations. They also will be able to have hands-on fun with fire safety equipment. The cost is $9 per child, $4 per adult.


  1. I just looked at the Palatine website and that event is cancelled :(

    1. Thanks for letting me know. I was afraid that would happen. We are definitely having an unusual winter! (Again!)