Guest Blog Post: Top Picks for Families to do in the Area

Guest Blog Post: Mommy by the River

Is it really the last weekend in July? And what’s up with all of the school supplies all of the sudden? Don’t people know we are trying to enjoy our last weeks of summer before school kicks in?

In my Top Picks this weekend, you won’t want to miss out on a repeat of Elgin State Bank’s Family Fun Day featuring the Summerfield Zoo Exotic Animals now at the Summit St. branch! Best of all, the events listed below are all FREE or CHEAP! And if they ask who sent you…tell them The Mommy did!

Although we are careful to report accurate dates and times as they are provided, we realize that sometimes we receive inaccurate information or events may be cancelled. We strongly encourage you to confirm the information before heading out and/or to click the link that is provided for each activity to check the details.

Saturday, July 26, 2014
Event: Family Fun Day
Town: Elgin, IL
Where: Elgin State Bank, 445 Summit St., Elgin
Age: All ages
Time: 9:00 a.m. to Noon
Description: Enjoy a fun day for the whole family! Summerfield Zoo Exotic Animals will be featured. Plus, there will be face painting, snacks, refreshments and more!
Cost: FREE
Information: Web site or 847.888.7950

Saturday, July 26, 2014
Event: Moths vs. Butterflies
Town: Elgin, IL
Where: Elgin Public Museum at Lords Park, 225 Grand Blvd., Elgin
Age: All ages
Time: Noon to 2:00 p.m.
Description: Learn the differences between moths and butterflies. Nets will be provided to catch and release butterflies. Enjoy a craft too!
Cost: FREE
Information: Web site or 847-741-6655

Sunday, July 27, 2014
Event: Kids Dream Series (Movies)
Town: Elgin, IL
Where: Elgin Marcus Theatres, 111 S. Randall Rd., Elgin
Age: All ages
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Description: The Croods (PG, 98 mins.)
Cost: $2 per person
Information: Web site or 847-622-1000
Special Note: Concessions specials also available: $2.50 popcorn & $2.50 fountain drinks

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Mommy by the River

About Mommy by the River: My name is Pamela. I’m a mommy who lives by the Fox River in Elgin, IL who has longed for a local resource that would tell me WHERE to go with my child that costs me either nothing or nearly nothing. Full Bio