Are you guys watching the supermoon lunar eclipse tonight? It looks a lot cooler in person (if you’re patient for a break in the cloud cover) than it does in this horrible photo from my phone. We won’t see this again til 2033, so get off the computer and check it out. You can also check into the NASA live stream here.
The Illinois Tollway is holding a free family safety fair on Saturday 9/19/15! Read more in their Sept. newsletter here, but it will be Saturday Sept. 19 from 10AM-2PM at 2700 Ogden Avenue in Downers Grove. Lots of stuff going on ranging from free child seat safety inspections and installations to free child identification cards to the Jesse White Tumblers, a K9 unit demonstration, inflatable bounce house, face painting, Touch-A-Truck, complimentary refreshments and more.
Allison spotted this article on TimeOut Chicago about the first ever Chicago Museum Week, running October 1-7 2015! See the article for the full lineup of discounts and events, including free days at the Adler October 5-7, free admission to Science & Industry October 5-6, free admission at the Field Museum October 4, and much more.
Twelve of the city’s top institutions have teamed up to bring Chicago its first Museum Week from October 1–7. Art, science, history and nature museums are coming together to offer a week filled with special tours, shows and events, plus extra family and kids programming and extended hours. To sweeten the deal, participating museums offer bonus free days for Illinois residents, discounted admission and big savings on memberships.
You’re invited to the Pampers Cruisers #SagToSwag tour tomorrow! Stop by Target at 2656 N. Elston Ave. in Chicago on Sunday August 23 between 11AM and 3PM. (Not in Chicago? The tour has already been through New York, and additional stops through September include Dallas, Los Angeles, and a stop to be selected by the Pampers online community.)
This looks like quite an event
Check it out!
The Pampers Cruisers #SagToSwag Tour is coming to Chicago on August 23 at Target, 2656 N. Elston Ave., Chicago. At the tour stop, babies and their parents will get free Pampers Cruisers sample diaper packs, enjoy fun and interactive activities and learn about the new Pampers Cruisers. With music, dancing, inflatable slides, a video booth and more at each stop, babies will be showing off their one-of-a-kind swag.About New Pampers Cruisers Diapers with Extra Absorb Channels™
About the new design
The #SagToSwag tour promotes a new non-saggy design — see a cute little video on their Facebook page.
New and improved Pampers Cruisers diapers with Extra Absorb ChannelsTM help little ones stay drier and do not sag like ordinary diapers* – helping babies go from sag to swag. While a poor fitting or saggy diaper can limit babies’ freedom of movement, new Pampers Cruisers have three channels in the core of the diaper that distribute wetness evenly and help prevent diaper sag, helping babies move without restriction. While the design of Pampers Cruisers has changed, these diapers are made from the same safe and mild materials as before.
*Based on size 4 vs. a leading value brand
Pampers will be making diaper donations at each stop!
As part of Pampers commitment to supporting the happy, healthy development of each baby and making life #BetterforBaby, Pampers will make a diaper donation at each Pampers Cruiser stop, continuing the brand’s mission to provide millions of diapers to Feeding America for U.S. families in need each year.
The yearly Learning Resources & Educational Insights Tent Sale runs 8/12-8/15 this year!
Learning Resources & Educational Insights Back-to-School Tent Sale, August 12 – 15
Back-to-school bargains on hands-on learning toys, games and classroom materials for the home and classroom.
In time for back-to-school, Learning Resources and Educational Insights are holding a Tent Sale, August 12-15, in Vernon, Hill, IL, located at 375 N. Fairway Drive (1/2 mile west of Milwaukee Avenue and south of Route 60). There will be hundreds of classroom materials, educational toys and games available at prices up to 80% off. Now’s the time to stock up on items for back-to-school, holiday, and for any time!
Headquartered in Vernon Hills, Illinois, for over 30 years Learning Resources has been a global leader in developing engaging, hands-on learning experiences for children. Developed by top educators who understand learning and children, the Company’s innovative educational toys tap into the limitless potential of children everywhere, inspiring them to reach new heights. Visit their website at www.learningresources.com.
Educational Insights is made up of a team of experts who pour their passion for inspiring kids into playful products packed with serious educational value. For the past 50 years, they’ve made it their mission to bring to market kid-powered play through innovative toys, games, and educational tools. Visit their website at www.educationalinsights.com.
Learning Resources / Educational Insights Tent Sale
Dates and Times
Wednesday, August 12th
Noon – 5 p.m.
Thursday, August 13
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Friday, August 14
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday, August 15
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: 375 N. Fairway Drive in Vernon Hills, IL
(a half mile west of Milwaukee Avenue and south of Route 60)
** This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking through my links.
I wish I were anywhere near close enough to take advantage of this — I want to try so much of their fun vintage inspired clothing!
ModCloth‘s fabulously fun and unique online fashion shop is headed to the heart of San Francisco from July 30th-August 17th! Explore their colorful collection of dresses, tops, cardis, and more in person, try on exclusive styles, and get sizing and fit help from their terrific team. Drop by and browse their Union Square location, or book a free appointment to skip the lines, guarantee a fitting room, and shop with 1-on-1 assistance from their friendly staff (hurry, spots are limited). ModCloth can’t wait to meet you!
To book an appointment, visit: ModCloth or call us: 1-844-FITSHOP
If you’re near SF and make it to this, let me know what you think!
Looking for indoor fun during a possibly rainy week? Yorktown Center in Lombard is holding the grand opening of their Children’s PLAY Zone on June 22, and there will be events Monday-Wednesday this week to celebrate!
Yorktown Center Grand Opening for Children’s PLAY Zone June 22
Balloon Drop, Miss Illinois Galaxy, Anna and Elsa Singing Let It Go, Stilt Walkers, Magic Shows and Other Free Activities for Kids
WHAT: DuPage County’s most exciting retail destination, Yorktown Center, is hosting three days of grand opening activities to celebrate the launch of its new interactive PLAY zone for all ages of children. As part of the premier retail center’s multi-million dollar renovation, the free children’s area includes IPad technology for older children, toddler zone, artistic play structures and plenty of opportunities to run, crawl, imagine and explore. #YorktownPLAY
WHY: The new PLAY Zone complements other planned renovations that will elevate the already popular retail and restaurant destination to the next level of convenience, comfort, and connection. It also demonstrates ownership’s commitment to the surrounding community’s needs.
WHEN: Monday, June 22 – Wednesday, June 24
Monday, June 22
10:15 – 10:30 Elsa and Anna from Frozen will perform Let it Go
10:30 am: Balloon Drop Grand Opening
(Miss Illinois Galaxy Deidre Cericola will release the balloons and confetti cannons)
10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Strolling magician, hair updos/glitter, juggler, stilt walker, mime
11:00: Magic/Science Show
12:00: Magic/Science Show
Tuesday June 23 and Wednesday June 24
10:30 –1:00: Strolling magician, hair updos/glitter, juggler, stilt walker, mime
11:00: Magic/Science Show
12:00: Magic/Science Show
WHERE: 203 Yorktown Center
(Lower Level, Center court in front of Carsons)
Lombard, IL 60148
How fun is this? American Pickers is coming to Illinois this summer (Roscoe area) — check out the list of items they are looking for here.
If you have some of these items, or have a large collection you would like Mike and Frank to check out, email them your name, number, address and description of the collection and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 855-old-rust.
Sweet Ali’s is kicking off the summer season with a special event this Saturday, June 6! We will be hosting with our neighboring restaurant, Franks on 1st, a celebration of fun summer treats. Franks will be grilling FREE sliders on our GF buns for all Sweet Ali customers who purchase ANY product in the bakery during the hours of 11:00 and 1:00.