I cannot believe that we finally have snow on the ground here in Chicagoland. For awhile, it felt like it wasn't going to happen! The funny thing--my daughter actually doesn't want anything to do with it and can't wait for spring. Go figure. Lucky for her, there are plenty of other fun things to do! Here is a look at what we found for this weekend:
Friday, February 8
February 8-10 there will be a Valentine Arts & Crafts Fair at the Ice House Mall in Barrington from 9:30AM-5:30PM each day. You may be able to pick up a cute and unique gifts there. The mall is in a quaint building. Plus, there are all sorts of little shops in Barrington that are fun to shop at.
Saturday, February 9
The pooches can get into the Valentine's action at Bentley's in Arlington Heights this weekend. There will be a Dog Kissing Booth on Saturday from 10AM-5PM. Bring your camera and your furry buddy (buddies) to snap a free picture!
Also on Saturday, pooches can have a photo with Valerie Valentine at The Buddy Foundation in Arlington Heights from11AM-3PM. Take some of Valentine pictures of your pooch with $7.50 donation to this wonderful foundation.
The Mount Prospect Public Library is having another Super Saturday program this weekend. A Musical Journey--Wiggleworms Style from 11AM-11:45AM will help kids celebrate African
American Heritage month with a concert. The event is free but you need to register at www.mppl.org.
I am pretty excited about The Princess Bride Extravaganza at the Arlington Heights Memorial
Library from1:30PM-3:30PM on Saturday. There will be a screening of the movie and a contest for best Princess Bride
character costume. To participate in the interactive screening you will need to register.
Families will be celebrating Kiddie Gras during a family Mardi Gras event at the Park Center in Glenview from 4PM-6PM on Saturday. The fun will include crafts, games, bouncers, Cajun-inspired food, and a balloon drop. Admission is as follows:
kids $8 res/$10 nonres, adults $6/$7.50, children under 2 free. You do need to register.
Sunday, February 10
Bentley's in Schaumburg will have its Dog Kissing Booth for some free, fun pics from 11AM-5PM on Sunday.
The Merkle Cabin in Schaumburg will host the Winter Explorers: Snow and Ice from 12PM-4PM on Sunday. The free event will feature experiments with snow and ice with a hot cocoa treat. (If there is enough snow still on the ground, you also may be able to rent snowshoes at the Nature Center, too!)
Families at the River Trail Nature Center in Northbrook will be In Search of the Snow Flea from 1:30PM-2:30PM. Go search for these creatures and other insects under the snow during the free event. If you stick around, the resident animals will be fed at 3:00PM.
If you are in the mood for a little more trekking, the St. Joseph Magical Ice Fest is this weekend. Monster Jam is coming to Allstate Arena this weekend as well. Check our previous post for info.