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

Guest Blog Post: Mommy by the River

Hello and happy weekend to you all! The leaves are falling, the apples are ripe and the festivals are plentiful! In my Top Picks for this weekend, you will find fun events to bring your kids to in the following towns: East Dundee, Elgin, South Elgin, St. Charles and Wheaton. Best of all, they are all FREE or CHEAP!

DISCLAIMER: The events posted below may change due to weather and other crazy circumstances, so I do encourage you to phone and/or check event information before heading out. Please note that all of the events listed are drop-in and require no registration. And if they ask who sent you…tell them The Mommy did!

Friday, October 11, 2013
Event: Autumn Art
Town: East Dundee, IL
Where: Dundee Library, 555 Barrington Ave., East Dundee
Age: All ages
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Library Hours)
Description: Drop in to make an Autumn craft all day!
Cost: FREE
Web site or 847-428-3661

Friday, October 11, 2013
Event: Birds! Science Night
Town: Elgin, IL
Where: Elgin Public Museum, 225 Grand Blvd. in Lords Park, Elgin
Age: All ages
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Description: Hands-on activities and demonstrations to teach you about birds. Learn about their annual migration and take a bird treat home to attract them to your back door.
Cost: $2 per person
Web site or 847-741-6655

Saturday, October 12, 2013
Event: Elgin Fire Department Open House
Town: Elgin, IL
Where: Fire Station 2, 650 Big Timber, Elgin
Age: All ages
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Description: Enjoy tours of the fire station, special exhibits, face painting, kids games, maze, Fire Engine pedal cars, bunk gear for kids, Flight for Life Helicopter, sprinkler demo, combat challenge demo, rescue team demo, antique fire engine rides (weather permitting) and more!
Cost: FREE
Web site
Special Note: Parking available in the Verizon parking lot

Saturday, October 12, 2013
Event: Something Wicked Kids Day
Town: Elgin, IL
Where: Side Street Studio Art, 15 Ziegler Ct., Elgin
Age: All ages
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Description: Make your own Halloween art, Halloween movies, face painting and art exhibit
Cost: FREE
Web site or 847-429-2276

Saturday, October 12, 2013
Event: The Pumpkin Trolley
Town: South Elgin, IL
Where: Fox River Trolley Museum, 361 S. LaFox St., South Elgin
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Trolley ride to a pumpkin patch where you choose a pumpkin and enjoy a small treat!
Cost: $4 adult; $3 seniors 65+; $2 kids age 3-11; FREE kids under age 3; $2 additional for pumpkin
Web site or 847-697-4676

Saturday, October 12, 2013
Event: 4th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
Town: Elgin, IL
Where: Gail Borden Public Library, 270 North Grove, Ave., Elgin
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Music, dance, stories, and craft all showcasing Elgin’s Latin American cultures. Local Hispanic Veterans will be honored at the opening of the event.
Cost: FREE
Web site or 847-742-2411

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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