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LAST CALL for the overnight (INDOOR) camp out at Pilcher Park! OVERNIGHT FIELD TRIP AT PILCHER PARK Friday June 1st, 7pm-8am For families, children must be accompanied by their parent(s)/guardian (s) $25 per person The event will include: A night hike with bat viewing Campfire & S’mores Sleepover in the Lodge (there are bathrooms but […]

Thanks to my Canadian pal JoVe for visiting town and going to see this, then telling me about it. We haven’t been to the Garfield Park Conservatory in awhile, but now there is and excellent , interactive sculpture garden of sorts by Niki De Saint Phalle. They even have daily scavenger hunts for kids to […]

I always manage to get tons of classics, cool birthday presents and plenty of great books for super cheap at these Scholastic Book sales. They also usually have all of the popular series. They are in the Chicago region this weekend and offering extra discounts. Thanks Kathy for the heads up!

Sometimes it is nice to take a look at our fair city through the eyes of a touring family. There might be something they highly recommend that you have missed. Is your child ready to read the news, but not yet ready for some of the heavier content? Bookmark the Chicago Tribune Kid News for […]

(Three, count ’em, three TV’s for the price of alley-picking.) Here are two art events organized by a homeschooling mom in my group. Check them out if you are in the area….or would appreciate an affordable art experience: Open Studio for Artists The Oak Park Conservatory 615 Garfield Street at East Avenue. Wednesday Evenings April […]

If you and yours like a good game, maybe it is time to go to the Great Games Club, hosted by homeschoolers and held every first and third Wednesday evening in Batavia. Seriously, it’s not that far. I mapquested it. Also, in a gesture of goodwill, they allow non-homeschoolers in as long as they play […]

( 7 hatchlings and their many siblings are available to oggle at the Science and Industry museum daily.) Want to demonstrate to your child the awesome power that comes from voting? Steer them over to the governor’s site and let them vote in the Seven Wonders of Illinois. Among the wonders they can choose from […]

Ever want to dance like a fool on cable access TV with your kids in tow and preferably dressed up in costume? If so, you should give Chic-a-go-go a try. Chic-a-go-go is a monthly dance party hosted by Miss Mia and her pal Ratso the puppet who tells lamer jokes than a four-year-old with a […]

Let’s go to Kiddie Land….. The rumors of this great little amusement park closing are not true. Northwest Cook County HOUSE is putting together another annual homeschooler / unschooler day at ***KIDDIE LAND*** *When Tuesday, June 12th, 2007. Kiddie Land open from 11:00am until 9:00pm. *Where Kiddie Land is located at 8400 W North Avenue […]

Are your kids fans of Mugglenet? Would they get in to a book called “What Will Happen in Harry Potter 7”? If so, they should come meet the author and blogger/podcaster at Magic Tree Bookstore next Saturday the 31st at 1pm, where they can try out their own theories on him. Here is Anoif’s theory: […]

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